East Parish Church WW1 Memorial

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Reference WMO/259296

Address:

Gardner Memorial Church

Southesk Street

Brechin

Scotland

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This record is for the top plaque. A marble Tablet with a gold cross in a wreath in a central panel, proud of the rest of the memorial. The names are on 2 side panels. Tablet relocated from East Parish Church', City Road, Brechin.

A report of the unveiling of the memorial was in the Montrose Standard Newspaper of 12 May 1922:

In the East Parish Church on Sunday evening a memorial to the members of the congregation who fell in the war was unveiled in presence of a large congregation. The impressive service was conducted by the Rev. R. F. Whiteley, the minister of the parish. and the Rev. Ivo M. Clark, Farnell. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Major J. B. M'Nab of Keithock. The side panels of the memorial bore the following names of the fallen :—Pte. Alex. Brand, Pte. Stewart Bremner, Cpl. James Burnett, L.-Cpl. Jack D. Clark, L.-Cpl. David L. Coupar, Spr. George M. Cook, L.-Cpl. Charles Duncan. Pte. Joseph M. Duncan. Pte. Thomas Duncan, L.-Cpl. Wm. Dunn. Pte. George Duthie, Pte. Frank A. Forbes. Pte. John S. Gordon, Pte Harry Hutton. Pte. Wm. W. Knox, Pte. Charles Low, Pte. Stewart Low, Engr. David R. M'Leod. Pte. Alfred Murray, Pte. James Smith, Pte. David Strachan, Pte. Alfred Stewart.
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GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS Central Panel-IN MEMORY/OF/THOSE/WHOSE NAMES ARE/INSCRIBED HEREON 2 Side Panels- [WW1 names]

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