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|Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:01 am Post subject: Dumbarton Cemetery - memorial fountain (WWII)
|(not sure if this memorial belongs in Other Memorials or Civic Memorials)
The Scotsman - 26 September 1949
GESTURE FROM "BLITZED" LONDON
Memorial at Dumbarton
There was unveiled and dedicated in Dumbarton Cemetery yesterday a memorial fountain built to the design of Mr Hugh Lorimer, A.R.S.A., and erected by the London-Dumbartonshire Association to commemorate Servicemen belonging to Dumbartonshire who fell in the last war and those of the county who lost their lives by enemy action. The dedication was performed by the Rev. K. Goldie, clerk to Dumbarton Presbytery, and the memorial was unveiled by Major-General A. Telfer-Smollett, Lord-Lieutenant of the county, who formally handed it over to the Town Council for perpetual upkeep. Provost H. Brown accepted custody on behalf of the Town Council.
Mr John Weir, chairman of the London-Dumbartonshire Association, emphasised that the memorial was a county one and was a gesture from "blitzed" London to "blitzed" Dumbartonshire. After the ceremony Major-General Telfer-Smollett took the salute at a march past of detachments and units of His Majesty's Forces.