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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
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 September 1934
    Attended by: Bishop Deane
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84107

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Previous locations
  • St Paul's Episcopal Church
    Loch Street
    Aberdeen
    City Of Aberdeen
    Grampian
    AB25 1HF
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NJ 9409 0657
    Denomination: Scottish Episcopal Church
Description
Oblong oak mural board
Inscription
[unknown]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Angus, Norman John
Arthur, Alexander
Brown, Edgar
Brown, Stephen
Harper, Douglas
Kitson, Luther
Rose, William W.
See details for all 7 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 22 September 1924 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19240922/031/0003 ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. War Memorial Dedicated BISHOP DEANE AND HALFHEARTED CHRISTIANS. In memory of the men of the congregation of St Paul's Episcopal Church, Aberdeen, who fell in the war, an oblong mural tablet in oak has been erected inside the church, and at the forenoon service yesterday it was dedicated in presence of a large congregation by Bishop Deane. At the same time the Bishop blessed and dedicated the new banners of the company of Girl Guides attached to the churcn, and also the new altar dorsal and riddels which form part of the recently completed church redecoration scheme. Included among the congregation were the Girl Guides, the Boy Scout troop, and the Cub pack, all of which are run in conjunction with the church's work among the young people. The Rev. Harry Allen, rector of the church, took part in the service. Airaid of Conversion. At the foot of the tablet were a number of floral tributes placed there by relatives of the fallen, and, solemnly and impressively, Bishop Deane dedicated the memorial in the following words:— "By virtue of the authority committed unto me in the Church of God, I dedicate this memorial in tho name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, and in grateful and reverent memory of the men of this congregation who laid down their lives for their brethren." He then read the names of the seven men thus commmorated —Norman John Angus, Alexander Arthur, Edgar Brown, Stephen Brown, Douglas Harper, Luther Kitson, and William W. Rose. After a prayer of thanksgiving for those who had been "faithful unto death," the Bishop, the course of a short address, referred to the apathy and coldness of many so-called Christians of the present day. The cause of the Kingdom God had in many cases become a reproach instead of a glorious advance. That was because, while people respected their religion in a quiet kind of way and sometimes had fleeting glimpses of, and aspirations for, the power that was in God, the world was full of unconverted Christians. They never came out unreservedly on the side of God, and always kept Him at arm's length. They were more afraid of being converted than of all the terrors of hell and the devil. A tenth-rate kind of church, where the atmosphere was cold, dull, stolid, and inhuman: where there was no fire, no spirit of sacrifice, no inspiration, and no driving power, did more harm to the cause of Jesus Christ than all the books of all the atheists ever written since the world began. They could not patronise or play with religion. They could not put it among the playthings of their leisure moments, like a game of golf or tennis afternoon tea. A half-hearted Christian was no use, and there was no hope for a Church which was only the world dressed in Sunday clothes. Example of the Dead. Concluding, Bishop Deane drew an analogy between the manner in which the men they were honouring that day had responded to the call of duty, and the way in which every true Christian should repond to the call of Christ "Rise up and follow Me." These men had given up everything, even life itself, cheerfully and willingly, for a great cause, and if they who were left took as their motto, "The Utmost for the Highest," they would make the cause of Christ a living and a vital one throughout the country and the world.

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