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Kilmelfort Memorial, Lorne

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:52 pm    Post subject: Kilmelfort Memorial, Lorne Reply with quote

Kilmelford Memorial, Lorne
Location: In front of Kilmelford Parish Church, Beside A816
OS Ref: NM 849 129

Although the cross itself is unremarkable the way the text wraps round the base is interesting. Note also the war is described as the 'War of Nations 1914 - 1919'









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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the memorial being propped up?

I do like the amount of detail on each individual that it lists.
For anyone with a basic grasp of the Great War it is like reading a chronology of Hell.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, that's scaffolding holding it up. Hopefully it is temporary.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A photograph from "Miss MacDougalls Photo Album". It's not propped up in this one!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few extra pics I took in July 2007. The memorial stands on a slight slope below the kirk and water seems to be draining down to the base of the monument. I kneeled on what I thought was grass in front of the pedestal and my knee sunk about six inches into bog. I take it the problem is subsidance and the monument might have to be moved and re-built on better foundations.






WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
CAMPBELL ROBERT MACKELVIE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS 04/04/1916 SCHOOLHOUSE KILNINVER MESOPOTAMIA
CRAIG ALEXANDER ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 30/08/1918 GLENBEG FRANCE
CRAIG PETER SCOTTISH HORSE 22/11/1914 ACHNASAUL ENGLAND
MACBEAN JOHN ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY 24/12/1917 GLENMORE FRANCE
MACCALMAN IAIN ROYAL NAVY R.N.R. 26/04/1916 GLENMORE ENGLAND
MACGREGOR ALASTAIR ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 28/10/1918 GLENMORE FRANCE
MACINNES JOHN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS 29/04/1918 MELFORT MELFORT
ROBERTSON DUNCAN HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY 12/07/1915 TULLICH GALLIPOLI
SMITH WILLIAM ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS 24/04/1917 CULFAIL FRANCE
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the church behind still in use?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The church still appears to be in use and the scaffolding is all gone.

It's a great wee memorial.
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