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Gardner Memorial Church

Southesk Street



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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This record is for the bottom marble plaque. Tablet relocated to this location from East United Free Church, Panmure Street, Brechin. An account of the unveiling was in the Dundee Courier of 19 June 1922 (page 7): BRECHIN U.F. CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED. The memorial to the sons of East U.F. Church congregation, Brechin, who gave their lives in the Great War was unveiled yesterday by Mrs Cordiner, Southesk Street, who lost two sons. The service was appropriate to the occasion, Rev. W. J. Street officiating. The memorial is of Sicilian marble, slightly veined, and rectangular in shape. The base holds a raised panel, which contains the dedicatory inscription. The main tablet, which are inscribed twenty-four names, is enclosed by border of carved Celtic interlacing strapwork. The following names are inscribed on the main panel:—Charles H. Bowman, George G. Cordiner, Harry N. Cordiner, Joseph R. Craik, Alexander R. Davidson, William F. Dear, Gilbert Easton, Edwin W. Gibson, Archie Glen, Norman Graham, William M. Inglis, Gordon Y. Macfarlane, John McHardy, William M. McLennan, Thomas A. Mitchell, Alexander Peter, Alexander R. Rattray, Robert Riley, James D. Robert, David Robertson, Arthur Smith, David Soutter, Alfred Thomson, William M. Walker.
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Further information on the names, taken from the Brechin Roll of Honour: BOWMAN, CHARLES H. Private. Black Watch. Killed, 3rd September 1916. Bridge Street. CORDINER, GEORGE G. Second Lieutenant. Royal Air Force. Killed in flight accident, 25th June 1918. Southesk Street. CORDINER, HARRY N. Private. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed, 1st October 1918. 23 Southesk Street. CRAIK, JOSEPH R. Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed at Salonica, 9th May 1917. 72 Montrose Street. DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER R. Lieutenant. Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in Mesopotamia, 22nd April 1916. Ellenlea. EASTON, GILBERT. Private. 1st Black Watch. Killed, 25th September 1915. East Pittendreich. GIBSON, EDWIN W. Private. South African Infantry. Killed, 12th April 1917. GLEN, ARCHIE. Private. Black Watch. Died of wounds, 16th October 1916. Montrose Street. GRAHAM, NORMAN. Private. Seaforth Highlanders. Killed, July 1918. 9 Bridge Street. INGLIS, WILLIAM M. Gunner. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action, 21st August 1917. MACFARLANE, GORDON Y. Sergeant. Black Watch. Killed, 31st July 1917. Glengyle. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. MCHARDY, JOHN. Lieutenant. Canadians. Killed, August 1916. Andover Hill. MCLENNAN, WILLIAM. Private. 9th Black Watch. Killed, 29th April 1916. Market Street. MITCHELL, THOMAS. Private. Gordon Highlanders. Killed, 28th July 1918. Park Road. PETER, ALEXANDER. Corporal. Fife & Forfar Yeomanry. Died 5th December 1915 from wounds received at the Dardanelles. Oakbank. RATTRAY, ALEXANDER. Sergeant. 5th Black Watch. Killed, 9th May 1915. Union Street. RILEY, ROBERT Private. Black Watch. Killed, 23rd March 1918. 54 Bridge Street. ROBERT, JAMES D. Private. 5th Scottish Rifles. Killed, 25th March 1916. 12 Scott Street. ROBERTSON, DAVID. Private. Black Watch. Died of wounds, 26th June 1917. Market Street. SMITH, ARTHUR. Private. 5th Black Watch. Killed, 14th March 1915. City Road. SOUTTER, DAVID. Private. 87th Canadians. Died in hospital, November 1918. THOMSON, ALFRED. Private. 3/5th Black Watch. Died in hospital, 24th January 1916. 209 Montrose Street. WALKER, WILLIAM W. Gunner. Tank Corps. Killed, 20th November 1917. 88 Montrose Street.

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