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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Sutherland
Town
Dornoch
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr James Ballantine, 71 George Street, Edinburgh (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: June 1923
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57654
Current location

Dornoch Cathedral
The Square
Dornoch
Sutherland
Highland
IV25 3SL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 79719 89688
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Stained glass window. At the top is a knight in armour, leaning on a sword, with legend 'they rest not from their labours'. Below, an angel holds a scroll bearing the names.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ (Names)/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ THEY LOVED NOT THEIR/LIVES UNTO THE DEATH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cowie, David
Dingwall, William
Giffen, Jamews C
Gillespie, John A
Grant, Donald
Grant, Thomas
Herd, James A
Herd, John B
Herd, William
Macleod, Alexander
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenameS
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Image-www.historylinks.org.uk/war-memorials
  • BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN 565 Source: Image Library Highlands and Islands edition(1992)
  • The Scotsman - Friday 25 May 1923 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19230525/219/0005 DORNOCH CATHEDRAL MEMORIAL. — Mr James Ballantine, 71 George Street, Edinburgh, has completed the war memorial stained glass window for Dornoch Cathedral, which is to be dedicated in the Cathedral next month. The design shows the figure of a mediaeval knight in armour, in an attitude expressive of rest and peace after victory, the texts, "They . . . rest from their labours" and "They loved not their lives unto the death" forming the theme of the window. The colour scheme is of deep tones relieved by well-designed shrine work of silvery white . Another window in the same studio, recently seen in London at the Ecclesiastical Art and Craft Exhibition and eventually to be placed in Kim Parish Church, is of superb colour, leaded and constructed in the manner of the early English craftsmen.

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