New Galloway and Kells Roll of Honour

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Reference WMO/274715

Address:

New Galloway Town Hall

High Street

New Galloway

DG7 3RL

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Main Board: The first sentence of the inscription is set at the top of the Roll of Honour, which is painted in a glazed polished wood frame. A painted frieze is below this of figures: on the left a haloed soldier in armour, carrying a spear, with the cross of St Andrew on his chest, flanked by other soldiers with spears. In the centre a haloed female in blue dress supported by white birds or angels. On the right a child playing in fields with flowers and animals. The second part of the inscription is below this frieze. The left border is a column of coloured flowers and thistles. The right border is a narrower version of flowers. The names are painted in black capitals and the Fallen are highlighted in gold with the word 'deceased' in black under the name. At the bottom of the Roll under the names another painting of a sun rise (or set) over mountains with flowers and thistles in the foreground. Last inscription sentence is below. The second smaller glazed and framed board is also decorated with painted flowers and a haloed angel with a bowed head on the right. The Artist was Jessie M King of Kirkcudbright
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Main board: NEW GALLOWAY AND KELLS ROLL OF HONOUR/ THEY FOUGHT FOR PEACE/ (Names)/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY Smaller board attached: SYMBOLISM OF FLOWERS/ HEARTSEASE THOUGHTS/ FORGETMENOT/ HAREBELL GRIEF/ PERIWINKLE FRIENDSHIP/ WAR ROSE (WHITE & RED)/ DAISEY FAREWELL/ THYME COURAGE/ THISTLE AUSTERITY/ SHAMROCK COURAGE/ ROSEMARY REMEMBRANCE/ PASSION FLOWER/ SUFFERING AND FAITH

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