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Dumfries & Galloway memorials discussion
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul

Excellent news. Well done for reaching that milestone.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wracking my brain to think of all of the memorials in D&G that I believe exist and either we do not have them, or we need photos. So if anyone is looking for something to investigate or to contribute then here you go..........................

Missing memorials and missing photos (roughly West to East)

Mull of Galloway new memorial to air crash – was this erected?

Ardwell church

Leswalt roll of honour (Leswalt village hall)

Glenluce ROH – in Glenluce public hall

Gatehouse, Saunders – in Anwoth (closed) church

Craignaw – F111 crash

Carsphairn – Blue Peter crash

Carsphairn – Blue Peter site of Hunter-Blair (pilot) found

Dunscore parish church – did this memorial ever exist?

Dumfries, new Jane Haining memorial in Dumfries Academy

Devil’s Porridge – new building

Devil’s Porridge - Pipe Major Mackenzie of Annan who died of wounds at Loos

Devil’s Porridge – Animals at war

Lochmaben roll of honour

Gretna – Quintinshill roll of honour

Glenzier school – believed in possession of a member of the family

Lockerbie WW1 Roh (book) – should be inside the parish church but on loan at last visit

Lockerbie Episcopal church – inside the church

Lockerbie, Jardine – in Lockerbie Episcopal church

Johnstonebridge – Hope church parishioners – in care of community council?

Moffat – Warriston School

North of Moffat, John Hunter covenanter memorial

Eskdalemuir roll of honour – in Eskdalemuir church

Ewes roll of honour – in Ewes church

Ewes, Lyall – in Ewes church

Also try the lists of churches and village halls at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1602 to see if any unchecked buildings contain memorials

I have a few additional bits of info on some of these so drop me a line for more info before you depart on the hunt!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Info received from Gladys Cuttle - the Dunscore ROH (which I know was NOT in the church when I looked for it) was never actually in the church so UKNIWM is wrong. She has seen it and it was in private hands. Just trying to confirm its current location and locate a photo.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The former church at Wanlockhead closed over 30 years ago and there were "some plaques" inside the church. These were removed in 2008 we think and have been placed in the mining museum's store (not on display). It is not known if any have military connections but I have some contact details and hope to make arrangements to visit during the summer to inspect and photograph them. There is also a stained glass window in the former (semi-derelict) church. This is protected by a Grade B listing but is not a war memorial.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keir Parish is known to have had a WW1 ROH with 80 names http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5172 - whereabouts not known

Penpont is known to have had a WW1 ROH listing 150 men and 2 women - whereabouts not known

Tynron is known to have had a WW1 ROH with 32 names - whereabouts not known

There was also a parish ROH for Morton (Thornhill) - no numbers and whereabouts not known

all info from Gladys Cuttle (Teddy)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two new memorials to Jane Haining

As Ken Morrison has already posted on threads to Jane Haining's other memorials, a new plaque to her is to be placed in Dunscore church as part of a national initiative.

Meanwhile, students at Dumfries Academy (her former school) will be unveiling a new memorial to her later this month. The format of the memorial has not been announced but it will not be "just a brass plaque or something". The artist is Andrew Adair. A quick check on Google tells me he is a ceramic artist and I know the school raised £1500 for the memorial so I look forward to seeing it.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buittle church closed some years ago and was then sold. Planning permission was given to turn it into a private house. The building contains several memorials including a large stained glass window by Douglas Strachan.

Today's Galloway News reports that planning permission has been withdrawn. I am not trying to find any further information.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Louis McGuffie, Victoria Cross Memorial Reply with quote

http://www.gallowaygazette.co.uk/news/local-headlines/archway-fit-for-a-hero-1-4261472
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