Haddo Lodge of the Loyal Order of Shepherds (Missing)


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Reference WMO268527

Address:

Possibly in Credo Centre

Former church of St George in the West

John Street

Aberdeen

Scotland

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Status: Unknown
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Materials:
  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: There is a 1921 newspaper report of unveiling of Haddo Lodge Roll of Honour in the United Free Church in Charlotte Street (also known as the Blackfriars Church). "The roll of honour of the Haddo Lodge is also a picture, but of smaller dimensions. It is a tablet, done in water-colours. Resting the top of the tablet is the emblem of the Order, with two figures holding a drooping Union Jack. On the right side of the picture stands a sailor and opposite a soldier, facing each other with arms reversed. Beiow the names of the fallen is the inscription - 'They, in the hour of need and trial, nobly responded to the nation's call for her sons to serve their King and country.' " This Church has long since been demolished but a further newspaper report from 1937 states that the memorial was moved around the corner to St George in the West in John Street. This church in turn was closed in 1969 but is now in use as a community and quasi-religious centre. The congregation used the money from the sale to remove to a new church at St George Tillydrone in Hayton Street but there is no record of whether the memorial went with them. In placing the pin position on the map I have assumed that it is in John Street but may well be wrong. Hopefully someone reading this might be able to visit these two centres to see if the memorial (and another from the Mar Lodge of the same organisation) is there. Information from the IWM Register entries 81887 and 81888, where the full newspaper references can be found.
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