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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Stewartry
Town
Auchencairn
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44339
Current location

Auchencairn Parish Church
A711 at head of village main street
Auchencairn
Stewartry
Dumfries And Galloway
DG7 1QS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 79922 51277
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Plain rectangular plaque with additional plaque added to base detailing the inscription with regard to major General Fortune. Incised inscription in black and red lettering
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THOSE CONNECTED WITH/ THE PARISH OF AUCHENCAIRN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY IN TWO WORLD WARS/ 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"/ ALSO OF/ MAJOR-GENERAL SIR VICTOR MORVEN FORTUNE K.B.E. C.B. D.S.O./ WHO DIED ON 2ND JANUARY 1949/ OF ILLNESS CONTRACTED WHILE A PRISONER OF WAR IN GERMANY FROM 1940 TO 1945/ NONE OF US LIVETH TO HIMSELF
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beattie, Samuel
Bogie, Charles
Callander, David
Campbell, William
Clark, Joseph
Craik, William
Fortune, Victor Morven
Gaw, Francis J M
Hamilton, H Douglas
Learmont, Robert
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename,rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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