Burghead United Free Church WW1


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Reference WMO260848

Address:

Parish Church

Grant Street

Burghead, Moray

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The UFC merged with the Church of Scotland in 1929 but in this case the UFC church was used so the memorial is in its original location. Aberdeen Press and Journal - Wednesday 05 May 1920 - BURGHEAD WAR MEMORIAL An impressive ceremony took place on Sunday evening in the U.F. Church, Burghead, when a war memorial was unveiled and dedicated to the memory of those connected with the congregation who lost their lives the war. The memorial, which is the gift of Mr Simon Ross, farmer, Coltfield. Alves, is an ornamental white marble slab with the names of 15 men, including his son, the Rev. Simon Roes, and is built in the side wall in the interior of the church next the hall. The unveiling ceremony was performed by the Rev. Professor Stalker, Aberdeen. The Rev. David Baird accepted it on behalf of the session and congregation. During the service. a duet was ably rendered by Miss Campbell, Station House, and Mr Skinner, bank accountant. Miss Margaret Reppkie presided at the organ. Aberdeen Press and Journal - Wednesday 05 May 1920
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