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Straiton, James Hunter Blair

 
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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Straiton, James Hunter Blair Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

This is a very large and prominent memorial on the hilltop at OS Map Ref NS 392 039. A fantastic view from the top walking boots required. It can be seen from Straiton and for several miles around, the people in the first photo give it some scale.

It is appropriate that I post this today because it is the anniversary of his death in the Crimean war. Two members of the same family died in WW2 and are listed on the Straiton memorial.

Transcription:
Sacred to the Memory
of
JAMES HUNTER BLAIR
younger of
BLAIRQUHAN
Lt Colonel Scots Fusilier Guards
&
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
for this County
who fell in the
GALLANT DISCHARGE OF HIS DUTY
on the Field of
INKERMANN
5th November 1854
Erected by his Friends
and Neighbours AD 1856



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