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Keam Public School-now at Duffus Church

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:00 pm    Post subject: Keam Public School-now at Duffus Church Reply with quote

Keam Public School closed in 1969.

WMR 79479

The memorial board, unveiled on 1 July 1920 (refer Aberdeen Press & Journal, 2 July 1920) is now in Duffus Church

The board of polished oak, contains three panels, the two outside ones bearing the names and regiments of the fallen, while the central panel contains striking symbolical design representing Victory which appears to be on a mirror.

The inscription is

Above the central panel- WENT THE DAY WELL? / WE DIED - AND NEVER KNEW
(two columns of names)

Metal plaque below the central panel
This memorial was erected to / The memory of the pupils of / --- Keam School --- / Who fell in the 1914-18 war / Removed to Duffus Church in 1969 / After closure of Keam School.


The 22 names are:

Capt Wm Pirie DCM RS Fusiliers
Lieut Tom Bell Black Watch
Pte Donald Robertson Black Watch
Corp Gordon Adam MM 4th Field Ambulance
Corp David Simpson Canadian Scottish
Pte Wm. Reid S African Svottish
Pte Andrew Adam Royal Scots
Pte George Millar Scottish Rifles
Pte John Robertson Gordons
Pte David Shaw Gordons

All the 2nd panel are Seaforth Highlanders Men

Capt Jack Corrigall
CSM James Robertson
Pte James Kiel DCM
Pte David Ettles
Pte John Girvan
Pte Alex Kintrea
Pte Tom McPhail
Pte Alex Stronach
Pte James Stronach
Pte George Shand
Pte Robt. Williamson
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