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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Perth
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 November 1928
    Attended by: General Sir William Peyton
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 November 1928
    Attended by: Right Rev. J. Montgomery Campbell, D.D., Moderator of the Church of Scotland
  • Presented
    Date: 2 November 1928
    Attended by: His Grace the Duke of Atholl, K.T. Lord Lieutenant of the County handed over to the Corporation of Perth. Lord Provost Dempster accepted custody.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58770
Current location

St John's Kirk
St John's Place
Perth
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH1 5SZ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 11919 23578
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Book of Remembrance with the names of the First World War casualties of the County and City of Perth. Displayed in a glass top case within the Memorial Chapel, located below the tablet with the dedication of the restoration of the Church. Note- the images on this report are from a facsimile copy of the book
Inscription
Title Page-GOLDEN BOOK/PERTH and/PERTHSHIRE/ROLL OF/HONOUR Dedication Page-To the Glory of God/and in grateful memory of those/of the City and County of Perth/who, fell in the Great War./1914-1918./Unconquerable except by death/which they had conquered,/they have set up a monument of/native virtue which will command/the wonder, reverence, and gratitude/of our Island People/as long as we endure as a nation/among men. [The next page is page 7] Page 7 [names Adam to James M Barclay] Page 8 [names Rev R S Barclay to Joseph Brown] Page 9 [names Robert Brown to Carmichael] Page 10 [names Carr to Crabb] Page 11 [names Craig to Alex Donaldson] Page 12 [names James Donaldson to Elliot] Page 13 [names Elmslie to Freel] Page 14 [names Fyfe to Gray] Page 15 [names Greenhill to Henderson] Page 16 [names Hendry to Johnson] Page 17 [names Kaye to Leaver] Page 18 [names Leighton to Matthews] Page 19 [names Matthew to Moncur] Page 20 [names Moran to James McDougall, which comes before Donald] Page 21 [names Donald McDougall to Angus MacKenzie] Page 22 [names James MacKenzie to McQuibban] Page 23 [names Nairn to Pritchard] Page 24 [names Proudfoot to John T Roberston inc. John Robertson of the Royal Scots] Page 25 [names John Robertson (AEF) to Duncan Shand Page 26 [names Sharpe to D Smith] Page 27 [names George Smith to William Stuart] Page 28 [names Sutherland to Turpie] Page 29 [names Ursito to Winton] Page 30 [names Wood to Young]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1012
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1012
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Vellum
  • Case
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Our website www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.58771/fromUkniwmSearch/1
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 02 November 1928 -PERTHSHIRE WAR SHRINE UNVEILED. -TRIBUTE IN ST JOHN'S CHURCH. RESTORATION BUILDING SCHEME. .....
  • Perthshire Advertiser - Wednesday 24 October 1928 -Unveiling Of Perthshire's War Memorial. ARRANGEMENTS FOR SERVICE.- Arrangements have now been completed for the unveiling, on Friday, 2nd November, of the war memorial in the restored Church of St John to the 5000 sons of Perthshire who gave their lives in the Great War. .....

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