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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Roxburgh
Town
Minto
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Iraq War (2003-2011)
Maker
T J Clapperton FRBS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Sep 1921
    Attended by: Sir Douglas Haig
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44341
Current location

Parish Church
Minto
Roxburgh
Borders
TD9 8SG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 56673 20119
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Soldier in helmet and greatcoat with rifle raised in guard position. The helmet is cocked at a jaunty angle and the coat collar is turned up. The whole is mounted on a rough stone plinth (from nearby Minto Crags). Names are on a plaque standing just above ground level in front of the plinth. It is in its own hedged garden in the churchyard
Inscription
THE FLOWERS OF THE FOREST ARE A' WEDE AWAY/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF MINTO PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ OUT OF DARKNESS THROUGH FIRE INTO LIGHT/ (NAMES)/ REJOICE WE HAVE CONQUERED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bell, James
Berry, Francis
Elliot, G W Esmond
Harvey, Charles S
Tweedie, Alexander
Watson, George
Wilson, David
Yule, William
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: height 17IN, width 26IN
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 9FT
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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