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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Kirkcaldy
Town
Kinghorn
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: May 1921
    Attended by: Mrs Russell, deceased`s sister
  • Dedicated
    Date: May 1921
    Attended by: Revd Mr Park, of Leith
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56511
Current location

Parish Church
St James' Place
Kinghorn
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY3 9TU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 27167 86951
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Stained glass window depicting a knight. Dedicatory stone tablet beneath it with inscription.
Inscription
Plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN TENDER MEMORY OF THEIR SON/ CAPT JAMES JARDINE DOBIE, D.S.O., M.C./ 3RD (K.O.) HUSSARS,/ WHO FELL IN ACTION NEAR CREVECOOEUR, 30 SEP. 1918/ THE ABOVE WINDOW IS DEDICATED BY/ REV. W. AND M.H. JARDINE DOBIE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Dobie, James Jardine
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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, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, relationships, rank, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 508mm, width 790mm
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=8059&mforum=warmemscot
  • Dundee Advertiser Tuesday 31st May 1921 MEMORIAL TO FALLEN KINGHORN CAPTAIN A stained glass window has been unveiled in Kinghorn Parish Church in memory of Captain J Jardine Dobie DSO,MC who fell in action. The dedication service was conducted by Rev Mr Park, Leith while Mrs Russell, deceased`s sister, performed the unveiling ceremony. Captain Dobie was the only son of Rev William Dobie of Glassmount,Minister Emeritus of Kinghorn Parish Church.
  • Military Cross citation -London Gazette 23 July 1918 page 8794 Capt. (A./Maj.) James Jardine Dobie, D.S.O., Hrs. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when commanding his squadron. Finding that he was no longer necessary in his position, he obtained leave, to rejoin his regiment engaged in a counter-attack. He took command of the front line, and after the objectives had been seized, it was in great measure due to his courage and determination that the consolidation of the line was successfully accomplished. His DSO was announced in the London Gazette 31 May 1918 page 6458

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