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Capt A D Young-Herries, Urr

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: Capt A D Young-Herries, Urr Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: Not listed

Located in Urr Parish Church at OS Map Ref NX 817 658

There is another individual memorial to this man in St Ninian’s Episcopal church in Castle Douglas posted here
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1935&highlight=herries and there is a lot of information about him posted with that memorial.

As stated on the plaque for this memorial, Alexander’s grandfather laid the foundation stone of the church and his name is inscribed on it. The memorial cross is also gifted in memory of another member of the family.

This window is by Dr Douglas Strachan who also did the windows in the Scottish National War Museum in Edinburgh Castle. This window depicts Our Lord on the cross with his mother and John on his right, and the Roman centurian and soldiers on his left. The women of Jerusalem weep at his feet. Note the artist’s portrayal of the head of Christ held high as he offered his life back to God, his work completed (description from a leaflet available in the church).

Amazing how we keep turning up these magnificent but unlisted memorials!





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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From 'The Scotsman' of Monday, 11th April 1921, page 5

To a K.O.S.B. OFFICER

In commemoration of Captain Alexander Dobree Young-Herries , King's Own Scottish Borderers , only son of. Colonel W. D. Young-Herries of Spottes, Dalbeattie and who was killed in action in the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, a beautiful memorial window testing a representation of the Crucifixion has been unveiled in Urr Parish Church. The service was taken part in by Very Rev, Professor .W. P. Paterson, D.D., Edinburgh. Rev. J. Kirkland Cameron, Auchterhouse, former chaplain to The King’s Own Scottish Borderers; and Rev. Dr, Frew, minister of the church. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Lt.-Col. Sir Joseph Fayrer Bart.. C.B.B., M.D. F.R.C.S.Ed, Superintendent of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and brother-in-law, of Colonel Herries. There was a large congregation. The window was gifted by Colonel Herries and is placed in the chancel of the church.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander Dobree Young-Herries – age 24 – Captain: 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge University. He was commissioned in the KOSB and joined the 2nd KOSB in France in September 1914. He served at Aisne, Bassee, Messines, Ypres, Neuve Eglise, Hill 60, St.Eloi, Carnoy, Armentieres, Arras and at the Somme where he was killed near High Wood, Longueval.
Born 1892 at Urr. Son of Lieutenant Colonel William Dobree Young-Herries (KOSB) and of the late Bethia Marion (Fayrer) Young-Herries of Spottes Hall, Urr.
Killed in Action on 23 July 1916 Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France.
Also named on the Urr Parish War Memorial in Haugh of Urr village, on the Springholm village War Memorial and on the St. Ninian's Episcopal Church Memorial in Castle Douglas.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, record 71806
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