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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Stewartry
Town
Buittle, near Dalbeattie
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44362

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Current location

Buittle Parish Church (Closed)
minor road off A745
Buittle
near Dalbeattie
Stewartry
Dumfries And Galloway
DG7 1NP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 80810 59892
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Rectangular brass plaque with incised inscription in black lettering. Laurel wreaths depicted equidistantly around the border
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ WELLWOOD MAXWELL/ 2ND LIEUT. 20TH LONDON REGIMENT ELDEST/ SON OF WELLWOOD MAXWELL OF KIRKENNAN/ WHO DIED FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN THE/ BATTLE OF THE SOMME ON 16TH SEPTEMBER/ 1916, AGED 26 YEARS./ HIS COLONEL WROTE OF HIM, "THE UNIT HAS LOST/ THE SERVICES OF A VERY GALLANT OFFICER."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Maxwell, Wellwood
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
History
The Church closed after a final service on 11th July 2010. It was sold for conversion to a private house in April 2017. The Kirk Session plan to install all the memorials in the former, ruined Church which is adjacent. Until then they are secure inside the dis-used church.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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