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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), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Both communion table and tablet were designed by Mr A. H. L. Mackinnon, architect and are made of wainscot oak. (Designer)
The work was executed in the workshops of Messrs J. and A. Ogilvie cabinetmakers. (Makers)
The goid decoration on the table and the writing on the tablet were done by Mr Mason, Queen Street, (Calligrapher)
The figure was carved from a model made specially Mr John Macmillan, sculptor, Gray's School of Art. (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 September 1921
    Attended by: Sir James Taggart
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 April 1949
    Attended by: Rev. W. Erskine Blackburn
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 April 1949
    Attended by: Mr Alexander Dow (Session Clerk for many years)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 September 1921
    Attended by: Rev. Henry Coulter
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84078
Current location

539A
South Holburn Parish Church
Holburn Street
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB10 7LH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 93003 04210
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Previous locations
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    Holburn Central Church
    Holburn Street
    Aberdeen
    City Of Aberdeen
    Grampian
    AB10 6BT
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NJ 93287 05722
    Denomination: Church of Scotland
Description
Plaques for WW1 and WW2 in a combined wooden frame. Also a WW1 Memorial Communion Table.
Inscription
WW1 Communion Table: There is a deep base and a delicately moulded frieze and cornice, the frieze bearing the text in carved, raised and gilded letters, "This do in remembrance of Me." The dedication is carved round the table top as follows: — "To the glory of God and in loving grateful remembrance of the men of Holburn Parish Church Aberdeen who fell in the war, 1914-1919. Their names are recorded on the tablet in the vestibule. WW1 Tablet: The tablet has a large panel enclosed by a moulded frame and is surmounted by a cornice and pediment. The panel into divided into three columns, on which are inscribed the names and regiments of the fallen, ending with the text --- "I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God . . . and white robes were given unto everyone of them" (Rev. vii. 10-11). On a pedestal in the pediment stands a figure of Victory, carved in oak, bearing aloft a gilded wreath, and the dedication on a panel in the frieze is inscribed on each side of a cross as follows:--- "The communion table of this church is dedicated to the glory of God and in loving and grateful remembrance of the following officers and men of this congregation who died for their country in the Great European European War, 1914-1919." WW1 (names) / I SAW UNDER THE ALTAR THE SOULS OF THEM THAT WERE SLAIN FOR THE WORD / OF GOD … AND WHITE ROBES WERE GIVEN UNTO EVERY ONE OF THEM" Rev. VII. 10-11. WW2 1939-1945 / (names) / THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERYMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, Henry A.
Allan, Alfred
Allan, J. C.
Allardyce, Alexander
Anderson, David
Anderson, Henry A.
Anderson, William
Archibald, Albert
Arthur, Roderick A. Mckenzie
Ballantine, James W. S.
See details for all 120 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, decorations, regiment / service
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, regiment / service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: titlle, forename, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Table
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 19 September 1921 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19210919/005/0003 HOLBURN PARISH WAR MEMORIAL. UNVEILED BY SIR J. TAGGART. CONGREGATION'S CAIRN TO ITS 84 DEAD. A memorial to the 84 members and adherents of Holburn Parish who died in the war was unveiled by Sir James Taggart at the forenoon service in the church yesterday. A large number of ex-service men were among the congregation, and the service was also attended by detechments of the Gordon Highlanders from Castlehill Depot and the juvenile organisations connected with the church. The Rev. Henry Coulter officiated. Handsome Memorials. The memorials take the form of a communion table and a large oak tablet on the wall of the vestibule of the church. The communion table j enclosed one with riclily panelled and carved front and ends. It is divided by a fluted pilasters into three panels in front, the centre containing a Latin cross surrounded by a laurel wreath with gilded ribboris, while each of the side and end panels have one of the sacred monograms carved in relief, the cross and the mongrams being also gilded. There is a deep base and a delicately moulded frieze and cornice, the frieze bearing the text in carved, raised and gilded letters, "This do in remembrance of Me." The dedication is carved round the table top as follows: — "To the glory of God and in remembrance of the men of Holburn Parish Church who fell in the war, 1914-1919. Their names are recorded on the tablet in the vestibule. The tablet has a large panel enclosed by a moulded frame and is surmounted by a cornice and pediment. The panel into divided into three columns, on which are inscribed the names and regiments of the fallen, ending with the text --- "I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God . . . and white robes were given unto everyone of them" (Rev. vii. 10-11. On a pedestal in the pediment stands a fiugure of Victory, carved in oak, bearing aloft a gilded wreath, and the dedication on a panel in the frieze is inscribed on each side of a cross as follows:--- "The communion table of this church is dedicated to the glory of God and in loving and grateful remembrance of the following officers and men of this congrgation who died for their country in the Great European European War, 1914-1919." Both communion table and tablet were designed by Mr A. H. L. Mackinnon, architect and are made of wainscot oak. The work was executed in the workshops of Messrs J. and A. Ogilvie cabinetmakers. The goid decoration on the table and the writing on the tablet were done by Mr Mason, Queen Street, and the figure was carved from a model made specially Mr John Macmillan, sculptor, Gray's School of Art. The Roll of Honour. The roll of honour inscribed on the panels of the tablet contains the following names:---
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 25 April 1949 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19490425/090/0006 Memorial
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 20 September 1921 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19210920/012/0003 HOLBURN PARISH WAR MEMORIALS The photographs, reproduced. above, are those of the memorials, unveiled by Sir James Taggart on Sunday, to the 84 members and adherents of Holborn Parish Church who died in the .war.. .The first is in the form of a handsome oak tablet placed on the wall in the vestibule of the church, and the second a Communion table, finely designed and carved.

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