Morayshire Constabulary WW1 and Moray and Nairn Constabulary WW2


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Reference WMO/282179

Address:

Police Scotland (North East Division)

Moray Street

Elgin

Iv30 1JH

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Silver
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rectangular oak board, with ornately carved County crest top-centre, beneath which is the inscription re Morayshire Constabulary's WW1 casualties. Fixed to the bottom edge of that board is the small rectangular silver plaque commemorating the WW2 casualty from the Moray and Nairn Constabulary, by which name the Force was then known. (In 1930 Morayshire Constabulary amalgamated with the Nairnshire Constabulary, and adopted the name Moray and Nairn Constabulary. The Force retained that name until 1949, when it was merged into the Scottish North East Counties Constabulary, hence the different names of the Force in WW1 and WW2). In the ground floor entrance
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(Inscription on oak board): MORAYSHIRE CONSTABULARY/ FOR/ GOD KING COUNTRY/ IN MEMORY OF/ (5 names)/ WHO FELL/ IN THE EUROPEAN WAR/ 1914-1919/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. (Silver plaque at the foot of the board): ALSO IN MEMORY OF/ (name)/ WHO FELL IN NORMANDY/ DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945

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