Pipe Major Robert MacKenzie

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Reference WMO/260064


Devil's Porridge Museum

Annan Road

Eastriggs, Dumfries and Galloway


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Raised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Formerly in Annan Academy, King Street, Annan. Oval Shaped Bronze Plaque, within a bronze oval shaped frame. The frame has a decorative pattern of laurel and oak, , and the arms of the Royal Burgh of Annan at the bottom, with the arms of the KOSB at the top. In the Academy there was also a Brass Plaque explaining how the memorial came to be raised- this remains lost. In the Museum there is an interpretative board and inter-active display. The Pipe Major was janitor and attendance officer at the academy and died piping his men "over the top" at Loos in 1915.
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Plaque-IN MEMORY OFR/PIPE-MAJOR/ROBERT MACKENZIE /6TH K.O.S.B./WHO, AFTER EIGHTEEN YEARS/FAITHFUL SERVICE AS/ATTENDANCE OFFICER OF/ANNAN SCHOOL BOARD, DIED AT THE AGE OF/FIFTY NINE FROM WOUNDS/RECEIVED ON/SEPTEMBER 25TH 1915,/AT LOOS, FRANCE Interpretation Board-This memorial plaque commemorates 59-year old/Pipe Major Robert Mackenzie from Annan. He led the/King's Own Scottish Borderers over the parapet playing/his bagpipes. he sadly died following injuries received/at the Battle of Loos, France in September 1915

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