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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Annandale And Eskdale
Town
Eastriggs
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Non-Specific Conflict
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: The Princess Royal
    Attended by: 22 May 2015
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71679
Current location

Devil's Porridge Museum
Stanfield
Annan Road
Eastriggs
Annandale And Eskdale
Dumfries And Galloway
DG12 6TF
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NY 25217 66277
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite pyramidal shaped column on a 2 stage base, and with carved drawings of various animals/pigeons on each side
Inscription
6 o'clock face-On the pillar-THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED/HERE IN 2015/TO COMMEMORATE ANIMALS AND HOMING CARRIER PIGEONS/WHO HAVE FALLEN ON THE FIELD/OF BATTLE ALONGSIDE OUR BRAVE/BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH/SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN/DURING WAR AND CONFLICTS/.WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM ALL On the step-THE BRITISH HOMING WORLD On the base-ROYAL PIGEON RACING ASSOCIATION/CUMBRIA BRANCH 3 o'clock face-DOGS WERE USED AS MESSAGE/CARRIERS, STRETCHER BEARERS/AND ALSO FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE/THESE BRAVE, INNOCENT/ANIMALS ALSO SERVED 12 o'clock face-HOMING CARRIER PIGEONS HAVE WON/MEDALS FOR VALOUR, CARRYING VITAL/MESSAGES AND HAVE SAVED COUNTLESS/LIVES IN WARS AND CONFLICTS 9 o'clock face-HORSES HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED ON THE/FIELD OF BATTLE THROUGHOUT HISTORY/MULES AND DONKEYS WERE ALSO USED/TO CARRY AMMUNITION AND SUPPLIES/FOR THE ARMED FORCES
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Specific Conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 710-620mm, height 1530mm, width 710-620mm
    Materials: Granite - Black
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1220mm, height 120mm, width 1220mm
    Materials: Granite - Black
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1070mm, height 90mm, width 1070mm
    Materials: Granite - Black
Condition
Costs

Site: NIL
Memorial: £10,500

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

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