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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Alyth
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1922
    Attended by: Mrs Meikle
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
82132
Current location

In the church vestibule
St Ninian's Church
St Ninian's Road
Alyth
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH11 8AP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 24697 48326
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Bronze Plaque with a domed head, a separate (joined) plate below for the Colonial forces, and a curved base plate for the epitaph.
Inscription
In the Dome-TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND/IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/CONNECTED WITH THIS CHURCH/WHO DIED FOR FREEDOM & HUMANITY/IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919 Main Section-[Column 1] ROYAL NAVY/[names] ROYAL HIGHLANDERS/[names]/ [Column 2]- [continuation of Royal Highlanders Names]/GORDON HIGHLANDERS/[names]/ [Column 3]/[continuation of Gordon Highlanders names]/ROYAL SCOTS/[names]/ [Column 4] SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS/[names]/SCOTS GUARDS/[names]/SCOTTISH RIFLES/[names]/ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS/[names]/ [Column 5]/ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY/[name]/ARMY SERVICE CORPS/[names]/MOTOR TRANSPORT/[names]/ROYAL WARWICKS/[names]/ROYAL ENGINEERS/[name] Plate below the names part-"WHO ARE THESE THAT FLY AS A CLOUD/AS THE DOVES TO THEIR WINDOWS" IS 60.8,/AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE/[names]/CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE/[names in 3 columns] Base of Plaque-'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR/HIS FRIENDS'
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 70
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 70
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Gift of Mrs Harris of Surrahville, Alyth
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2262&mforum=warmemscot
  • Dundee Courier - Monday 09 October 1922 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19221009/041/0003 ALYTH CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED. Alyth Parish Church war memorial was unveiled by Mrs Meikle yesterday before a large congregation supplemented by members of the Girl Guide movement, Boys' Brigade, Boy Scouts, and ex-service men. The memorial, which is of bronze, is placed in the church vestibule, and is the gift of Mrs Harris, Sirrahville, Alyth. On it are inscribed the names of 70 members and adherents of the congregation who fell in the Great War. The "Last Post" and Reveille " were sounded by Mr John Walker, and the "Hallelujah Chorus" was played by the organist, Miss Smart. An eloquent and touching sermon was preached by Rev. A. W. Fergusson, Dundee.
  • Glasgow Herald 9 Oct 1922 (see attached image)

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