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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject: KETTINS, PARISH WW1 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the sermon the Rev. J. M. Kirkpatrick, B.D., St. Bride's Church, Glasgow said:-

"We may say - how can our land and ourselves and our children ever forget these names and these services? But the dust of time gathers wonderfully quickly on great deeds and on the memory of them. We shall be conscious ourselves already of a certain dulness affecting the shortness of our memory and the keenness of our recognition, and the time will come when we shall be all gone and those who remembered at first hand the perils and the fears, the great sacrifices and the glories will all sleep in death, and there will be no living testimony to those things which are remembered so clearly yet. For that time we wish to prepare, to provide, to ensure that as the days and years pass there will be a remembrance set up in stone and engraven in brass which, to all coming generations, may tell, as it is only due to tell, of the faithful lives, and the yet more faithful deaths of those whose names are set up before us this day".
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have transcribed the unveiling report for this memorial. The article opens;


BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 25.09.1920

KETTINS PARISH CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

THE CROWNING PART OF A WIDER SCHEME


Another of the many war memorials in this district was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday - that in Kettins Parish Church, one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical edifices in the country, in honour of the men belonging to the parish and congregation who made the supreme sacrifice.

There is a public memorial at Kettins;
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=709

but the article suggests the plaque is also a parish memorial incorporating members of the congregation.

The following names do not appear on the public memorial;

Martin Gray
Alfred Brand
George Clark
James Clark
George Isles
Joseph Isles
Murdo McLennan
Thomas Peebles
James Todd
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