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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Reredos or screen
District
North East Fife
Town
Cupar
County
Fife
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR ROBERT LORIMER, LOUIS REID DEUCHARS, MESSRS W & A CLOW, Nathaniel Grieve
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 June 1919
    Attended by:
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 June 1919
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57989
Current location

St James the Great Church
St Catherine Street
Cupar
North East Fife
Fife
KY15 4HH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 37622 14598
Denomination: Scottish Episcopal

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Description
Carved reredos with four standing angels placed within the niches
Inscription
THE REREDOS IS DEDICATED/TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/KENNETH REID GILROY LIEUT./THE BLACK WATCH WHO DIED/12 MARCH 1915 OF WOUNDS/RECEIVED IN ACTION AT/NEUVE CHAPELLE AGED 23./I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT/I HAVE FINISHED THE COURSE/I HAVE KEPT FAITH. THE REREDOS IS DEDICATED/TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ GEORGE BRUCE GILROY MC/CAPT. 8th BATTN. THE BLACK/WATCH WHO DIED 15 JULY/1916 OF WOUNDS RECEIVED/IN ACTION AT LONGUEVAL/AGED 27./ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN IN (sic)/THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/FOR HIS FRIENDS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gilroy, George Bruce
Gilroy, Kenneth Reid
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, manner of death, age, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Reredos
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
Costs

Comments: Memorial was donated by the mother

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference

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