Sunday, 11 November 2012

Remembrance Sunday

For today, the 11th of the 11th I wanted to featured one of the many war memorials that can be found in every town and city of the U.K. Even little hamlets like Kirkurd have their one as can be seen here and the text tells the story of the Great War in miniature.
Here it is in full:

Through distant ages sire to son
shall tell the tale of freedom won

To the glory of God and in proud and grateful memory of brave lives
given for others in the Great War 1914 - 1919

Alexander David Gibson Carmichael
Sub. Lieut. R.N. lost in submarine
23rd Aug. 1916, aged 21

Thomas Alexander Grant Miller
Lieut. 1sy KOSB, killed in Gallipolli
28th April 1915, aged 21

Archibald William Buchanan Miller
Lieut. 1sy KOSB attached RAF killed over Gheluvelt
Belgium, 13th July 1917 aged 21

Robert Dickson
Lieut. acting captain D.C.M. 7th Durham L.I. killed in France
27th May 1918 aged 26

William Ballantyne
Sec. Lieut. 2nd Black Watch. Killed at Hulluch
France 13th Oct. 1915. Aged 25.

John Ballantyne
PTE Australian Imperial Force, killed in France
30th Spet. 1918, aged 36

William Telfer
PTE army cyclists corps, died of wounds in France
1st Oct. 1916 aged 20

David Henderson Welsh
PTE 8th R.S. died of wounds in England
14th Aug. 1916 aged 22. 

Erected by the heritors
members and adherents 
of Kirkurd Parish Church and relatives of those commemorated.

Unveiled by Lady Carmichael
27th Sept. 1919.

This memorial can be found along the A701 by the turning to Netherurd House. 

5 comments:

peggy gatto said...

they were all so young.
thanks for this post

fabriquefantastique said...

I always stop to read war memorials wherever I am in the world...its the least one can do.

kat said...

A lovely post. I always think of the poor souls left behind when I see these memorials, and the sum of sadness they represent.

Linda said...

will we ever learn to get along together-no more war? they were so young, such grief for the families.

Linda said...

it's a beautiful memorial but how sad...they were so young...

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