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|Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:00 pm Post subject: Newfoundlanders - Ayr Cemetery
|The main Cemetery in Ayr has a plot given over to the men of the Newfoundland Regiment, known affectionately by the locals as 'The Foondies' who were based here in WWI.
There are several graves in front of the memorial which if a rustic granite celtic cross with wheelhead and the Newfoundlander's crest is in bronze on the face of the cross. The inscription at the base of the pedestal reads:
'SIMPLE SERVICE, SIMPLY GIVEN
TO HIS OWN KIND IN THEIR COMMON NEED'
Cross at entrance to cemetery:
Additional memorial stone:
There is also a granite slab at the front of the plot listing twelve more Newfoundlanders who are buried in other graveyards. The inscription reads:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF THE
WHO LIE BURIES ELSEWHERE
THIS STONE IS DEDICATED BY
THEIR COMRADES IN ARMS
'HAEC TIBI DONA HERO'?