The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project
(Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Tynron Parish Church WW1

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Dumfries & Galloway - Church Memorials
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
spoons



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Posts: 4831
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:47 pm    Post subject: Tynron Parish Church WW1 Reply with quote

UKNIWM 44338

The memorial was originally in Tynron church at OS Map Ref NX 806 929 and is now in the nearby village hall (same map ref). A very individual memorial with the village name and the badges of the regiments.

A difficult one to track down and a tale to tell...............

The church closed for worship sometime in the 1990s I believe. Some ne'er-do-well talked the keyholder into letting him have a key and promptly made off with some of the fittings (including the memorial) and caused damage to a lot more. The daughter of a local was living in Glasgow and saw the memorial in a saleroom, recognised the name Tynron, phoned home to check, was told it had been stolen and called the police. This resulted in the recovery of some pews and the memorial. The memorial was subsequently placed in the village hall. This all happened about 8 to 10 years ago. The names are exactly the same as on the Tynron civic memorial.

As for the church, it is still unused and locked up. It must be difficult to find a use for it as the only access is up a steep flight of steps and it is surrounded by the graveyard. I am still trying to gain access to the church to photograph the marvellous stained glass windows (not known if any of them are war memorials).

The church where the memorial was originally.................



The hall where it now resides....................



and the memorial itself.......................

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Stewartry



Joined: 19 Dec 2006
Posts: 274
Location: nr Nottingham

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very interesting story regarding the recovery of the memorial. I noticed that an item once belonging to Lt. MacRae sold on eBay just last week.
_________________
www.sonsofgalloway.org.uk
5th KOSB
Stewartry RoH
ATC Auchencairn book
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Adam Brown
Curator


Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 7385
Location: Edinburgh (From Sutherland)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice frame to this memorial incorporating the three badges of the regiments the men served in: King's Own Scottish Borderers, Scottish Rifles and Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Adam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
stuartn



Joined: 13 Dec 2016
Posts: 527

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM memorial 44338
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Dumfries & Galloway - Church Memorials All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com