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J L McCall, Sanquhar

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: J L McCall, Sanquhar Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Located inside St Brides Church, Sanquhar at OS Map Ref NS 779 102

This is one of our older war memorials, dating from 1838. Sanquhar seems to have had quite a record of Naval Surgeons in the early 19th century. There are four others listed on graves within the churchyard who died between 1805 and 1831.

The following is an extract from "Memorials of Sanquhar Kirkyard" by Tom Wilson and published in 1912.

"JOHN LORIMER McCALL MEMORIAL TABLET
Sacred to the Memory of Mr John Lorimer McCall, youngest son of Mr James McCall, Crawickmill, near Sanquhar, Assistant Surgeon of the Royal Navy, who died on board Her Majesty's Ship Pembroke, in Vourla Bay, near Smyrna, on the 22nd day of October, 1838, in the 27th year of his age. This Tablet was erected by the Captain and Officers of the Pembroke as a mark of their respect to the memory of a person who was esteemed in proportion as his worth was known.

The marble tablet with above inscription is on the wall to the right of the pulpit, and is the only mural memorial in Sanquhar Kirk.

John Lorimer McCall was spoken of by those who knew him as being a young man of exceptional promise. His father, who survived him till 1872, was one of the partners of the Crawickmill Carpet Company, and a sister was the late Janet Lorimer McCall, widow of James Rigg, who died 22nd March, 1906, aged 86 years. [See grave No. 307.]

Previous to his leaving Sanquhar, Surgeon McCall was presented by the operatives in the various departments of the Carpet Works with a silver watch as "a token of their esteem for his talents and character, and an earnest of their wishes for his further prosperity" -- "Dumfries Courier," February 3, 1832."



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72181
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