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DUNDEE, WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH WW1

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:31 pm    Post subject: DUNDEE, WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH WW1 Reply with quote

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WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED IN DUNDEE.
METHODISTS HONOUR THE GALLANT DEAD.


The congregation of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ward Road, Dundee, yesterday paid tribute to the memory of those who lost their lives in the great war and at the forenoon service a memorial tablet bearing the names of the fallen connected with the congregation was unveiled.

The service was conducted by Rev. W. Proctor Robertson, and was largely attended.

Mr Proctor Robertson, in his address, said they were present to bring their tribute of love and honour to the memory of their brothers who laid down their lives. Their tribute was not in words, for no words could express what was in the heart of Christian people when they drew near to suffering and sacrifice and sorrow. Their tribute must be in their silence, in the bowed head, and the full heart. They know as they went the anxiety they were leaving behind, and yet they went forward bravely to endure hardships, and in the midst of these how careful they were in all they wrote or said to add nothing to the anxiety home. Their going had been a sacrifice, but how great was that sacrifice they alone knew who gave their life and love. God's great gift of love became very great and very holy in those ties of love and affection that joined them together in that intimacy that created all the tenderness of home life. War, which knew nothing and cared nothing for the body that was divinely created, for these friendships and fellowships of the spirit, put forth its hand to destroy. Their brethren went to the last enemy, which was death. They dedicated the memorial to the Glory of God, and lovingly and sacredly they cherished their memory.

The congregation stood while Sister Jessie Robertson performed the unveiling ceremony, and the minister read the names engraved on the memorial tablet. Handel's " I know that my Redeemer liveth" was sung by Mrs W. K. Gibb, and the "Last Post " was sounded on the bugle. At the conclusion of the service the "Dead March" in ôSaul " was rendered on the organ.

The following are the names contained in the memorial:- George Anderson, D.C.M., John Anderson, William Anderson, William Doig, James Kilgour, J. W. Kimber, Alexander M'lntosh, John M'lntosh, William Meldrum, James Nicol, John Nicol, Robert Robertson, John Tait.

Dundee Courier, Monday 5 April 1920
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