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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Aberdeen
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 May 1920
    Attended by: Rev. J. Easlemont Adams, M. C., D. S. O. West United Free Church
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
83987

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Current location

Not confirmed that the memorial was moved here
Woodside Parish Church (Formery Woodside South Church)
Church Street
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB24 4DQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 92434 08821
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Former Aberdeen Woodside North Church
    Church Street
    Aberdeen
    City Of Aberdeen
    Grampian
    AB24 4DT
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NJ 92350 08810
    Denomination: Church of Scotland
Description
Black granite tablet
Inscription
To the glory of God and in memory those connected with this church who fell in the great war." (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, John
Cameron, Joseph Pirie
Craig, Peter Thompson
Duff, John
Gordon, George
Grubb, John England
Hastinge, James Smith
Hay, James Glegg
Hendry, John Taylor
Innes, Alexander Munro
See details for all 27 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Black
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Gold
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 31 May 1920 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19200531/099/0006 WOODSIDE U.F. CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL. UNVEILING CEREMONY. A special service was held Hilton United Free Church, Woodside, Aberdeen, last night, when a memorial to the men connected with the church who fell in the war was unveiled. It is a tablet in polished black granite, with the names of the men inscribed in gold letters, and placed in th vestibule of the church facing the main entrance. The unveiling was performed by the Rev. J. Easlemont Adams, M.C., D.S.O., West United Free Church. Mr Adams said he was privileged to serve with the Army, and to understand the type of men whom they missed that night. The men they sent were the stock of men who at Bannockburn turned back the foe. No fewer than 900,000 men of British blood laid down their lives for their friends in the great war, and that nailed the lie to the counter that we were a decadent people. These men and the women who went to serve were true friends of freedom. It was for friendship tihat they gave themselves, and it was because of that that they, as a congregation, would keep their names in everlasting remembrance. The most wonderful thing in the world was friendship. They had accomplished their part to save the world, and were speaking to them, challenging them be worthy of the great gift they made for love's sake. Mr Adams, accompanied by the office-bearers of the church and the relatives of those who fell in the war, proceeded to the vestibule and unveiled the memorial. He then gave dedicatory prayer, and the "Last Post"- was sounded by Bugler Melville. Mr John A. Pevie the "Dead March" in Saul on the organ. The inscription on the tablet is as follows:- "To the glory of God and in memory those connected with this church who fell in the great war." The names inscribed on the panel are:-

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