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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Stewartry
Town
Haugh of Urr
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Stephen Adam Studios (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1918
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71805

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Current location

West window
Haugh of Urr Church
The Causey
Haugh of Urr
Stewartry
Dumfries And Galloway
DG7 3LB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 81671 65809
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Stained Glass window with brass dedication plaque below. The window is composed of nine panels. Of the three principal panels, which occupy the centre of the window, the centre one shows Abraham leaving Ur of the Chaldees; the left Abraham being visited by the three angels; and the right Jacob wrestling with the angel. The left hand panel of the bottom row depicts Jacob and Joseph meeting in Egypt; the centre, Eliazar meeting Rebecca at the well and receiving a drink from her; and the right hand, Abraham sacrificing Isaac. In the top row of panels the left hand figure is that of the archangel Gabriel, the angel of peace and mercy; the centre depicts Jacob's dream, with the angels soaring towards heaven, and the hand of God reaching down; and on the right is the figure of the archangel Michael , the angel of war and strife. One side of the window is symbolic of struggle and sorrow and the other side of peace.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD: AND IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF/JOHN GORDON BIRNEY OF REDCASTLE/LIEUT 71ST HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY/KILLED IN ACTION ON 11TH JANUARY 1917/NEAR KUT EAST MOUNDS MESOPOTAMIA/THIS WINDOW WAS ERECTED BY HIS MOTHER AND/GRANDMOTHER I thank my God upon every remembrance of you
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Birney, John Gordon
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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, forenames, residence, rank, regiment, manner of death, date of death, place of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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