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4TH & 4/5TH BLACK WATCH ROLL OF FALLEN SOLDIERS

 
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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: 4TH & 4/5TH BLACK WATCH ROLL OF FALLEN SOLDIERS Reply with quote

Located within Dundee Parish Church (St. Mary's). This is a fantastic memorial. Lovely craftsmanship externally with a drop down front revealing steel sheets inscribed with the names of 917 men who fell in the Great War. This would have been a very time consuming job I would imagine.







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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a go at the plates, not easy, but gives an impression of the work involved.























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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fantastic, I've never seen a memorial like that.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some have their date of death inscribed but all have their rank and number included.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an unusual roll. Never seen one on metal before.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Some have their date of death inscribed


It seems to be just the officers who have the date of death listed. But then they didn't have numbers so there was space for a date against their names.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
dhubthaigh wrote:
Some have their date of death inscribed


It seems to be just the officers who have the date of death listed. But then they didn't have numbers so there was space for a date against their names.

Adam


Good spot.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Designed by Thoms&Wilkie,Architects,Dundee.
They also designed Morgan Academy,Wallacetown Church and probably the Black Watch Memorial at Caird Park-all in 1920
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in the process of transcribing the names. This is quite time consuming and is progressed in between a multitude of other work I am doing at the moment.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: UNVEILING Reply with quote

Blairgowrie Advertiser Saturday 26th November 1921

A memorial to the 916 officers and men of the 4th Black Watch who fell in the war was unveiled on Sunday in St Mary`s Parish Church,Dundee.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hows the transcribing going, if you want a hand let me know.

If you're finished I wouldn't mind a copy Wink

This is ideal for a forum project actually, to make into a roll of honour for downloading.

Cheers,
Derek.
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DelBoy wrote:
Hows the transcribing going, if you want a hand let me know.

If you're finished I wouldn't mind a copy Wink

This is ideal for a forum project actually, to make into a roll of honour for downloading.

Cheers,
Derek.


Been on the back burner due to other commitments. Hopefully get some time on it soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Executed by H&H Martyn,Cheltenham-well known sculptors, cabinetmakers and metal workers.
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