Pluscarden Cairn

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Reference WMO/259594

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Parish of Birnie and Pluscarden Church

Pluscarden, Moray

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cairn
Materials:
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Rustic cairn of large roughly hewn boulders to the right of the entrance gate, tucked into a small garden. The commemoration and names of the dead are listed in gold lettering on a black marble tablet (which looks new or recently renovated)set into the front. 11 names (see IWM Register 76650). There is also a simple plaque on the wall at the side of the path to the church (WMR reference: 78567). There isn't really a village here. The church is a few hundred metres east of the signpost to the ruins of Pluscarden Abbey.
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THIS CAIRN WAS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE / OF PLUSCARDEN IN APPRECIATIVE AND / GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING / MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WHO WERE / KILLED IN THE EUROPEAN WAR 1914 - 1919 / (Names) / "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A / MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

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