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Malcolm



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject: PERTH CITY & COUNTY Reply with quote

The Memorial for all Perth and Perthshire is contained inside St John's Kirk, Perth.
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This contains the Golden Book of Perthshire listing all those who died arranged under each village name.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: The Golden Book Reply with quote

The Golden Book


There are copies you can look through nearby.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: The Memorial Reply with quote

The Memorial.


There is also a stained glass window with a WW1 connection for which I do not have a photo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: Memorial wording. Reply with quote

Memorial wording.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malcolm,
I've always wondered if the poet Willie Lamb was included on the Perth memorial. As far as I know he joined the navy in WWI and spent his time at Scapa until he contracted some kind of food poisoning and was invalided out of the service. He never recovered and spent the rest of his life bed-ridden at home in Perth until he died in the 1930's.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I meant to say the poet Willie Souter Embarassed
(Willie Lamb was the Montrose sculptor)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Wullie Souter Reply with quote

Was he a Perth man? It may be worth a wee look next time I'm up there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Malcolm, he was a Perth lad, educated at the academy and then straight into the navy. His father was a self-employed builder and I think he built some kind of extension onto the family bungalow to make a bedroom for his son's final years. There was some talk years ago of turning this house into a museum but I take it it never happened. He was looked on by many as Scotland's greatest poet in the 1930's and he lived longer than I thought, he died in 1943.
I think he was struck down in Scapa with some kind of serious stomach virus and never walked again and the impression I got was that this was in the service of the navy and presumably eating navy food etc.. I suppose that having died years later in 1943, and not from combat wounds, its unlikely he made the Roll of Honour, yet he was serving his country when struck down.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim,

William Souter is neither in the 'Golden Book' or Perth Academy Roll of Honour.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will post in this thread two stained glass windows which are adjacent to the shrine and form part of the overall memorial when the church was unified and dedicated as the city and county war memorial in 1926.









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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an absolute beauty
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the 'Golden Book'

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE
OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF PERTH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-18

UNCONQUERABLE EXCEPT BY DEATH
WHICH THEY HAD CONQUERED
THEY HAVE SET UP A MONUMENT OF
NATIVE VIRTUE WHICH WILL COMMAND
THE WONDER, REVERENCE, AND GRATITUDE
OF OUR ISLAND PEOPLE
AS LONG AS WE ENDURE AS A NATION
AMONG MEN
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CITY OF PERTH ENTRIES FROM THE 'GOLDEN BOOK'




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