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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Sorn Reply with quote

Sorn Parish Church, Main Street, Sorn, Ayrshire KA5 6HX

UKNIWM: Not Listed
OS Grid Ref: NS 552266




A handsome building standing proudly in its kirkyard, originally built in 1658 and reconstructed in 1826. Improvements made in 1910 by H E Clifford. On the outside there are stairs to three galleries and Jougs on the west wall. On the East wall there is a memorial to George Wood, last covenanter to die 1688. http://www.sacredscotland.org.uk/church/sorn-parish-church

The War memorials are situated in the main body of the kirk.




The WW1 memorial is inscribed as follows:
“DULCE DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI” (It is glorious and honourable to die for one’s country, from Horacre's Odes)
ROLL OF HONOUR


1914 – 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THIS CHURCH & PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR

Sergt. Robert Anderson
Pte. Robert Baillie
Pte. John Bell
Sergt. John Bennie
Lt. Col. Francis D. Farquhar DSO
Sergt. John Fleming
Pte. John Gordon
Pte. John Harvey
Pte. James Lees
Pte. Thomas Mitchell
L/Cpl. Hugh Muir
Pte. William Piper
Pte. Hugh Reynolds
Pte. Louis Robertson
Pte. Neil Robertson
Sergt. John Randal
Pte. Harry Telfer
Pte. William Thomson
Pte. Samuel Thomson

“BE THOU FAITHFULL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE”


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject: Sorn Parish Church Reply with quote

The WW2 memorial is inscribed as follows:

1939 – 1945
ALSO IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Tel. James C. Stewart
Pte. George R. Leggat

“AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”

Many thanks to Mrs Welsh and Bill Fleming for allowing me access to the church and for providing some additional local history.

John Houston
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although this memorial is in a church, it is fact the civic memorial. There is no other memorial in Sorn and the men are generally not listed on any other memorial.

Can someone move this to the civic section please? I should be able to do this but have never moved a post before.

\Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:09 pm    Post subject: WMR Report Reply with quote

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