The Boys Brigade, Glasgow Battalion Centenary

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Reference WMO/291380


Ibrox Parish Church

Clifford Street



G51 1QL


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Photograph
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Four pictures of soldiers- two in full military uniform and two in Boys Brigade uniform (one of each at the time of WW1 and one of each in 1985), which surround a central paper (?) dedication which is in a glazed wooden frame. The whole is in a combined glazed wooden frame.
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Picture 1-16th Battalion/The Highland/Light Infantry/1916 Picture 2-1st Battalion/The Royal Highland/Fusiliers/1985 Picture 3-Glasgow Battalion/The Boys' Brigade/1985 [in Boys Brigade uniform] Picture 4-Glasgow Battalion/The Boys' Brigade/1914 [in Boys Brigade uniform] Dedication-THE BOYS' BRIGADE/GLASGOW BATTALION/THE ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS/(Princess Margaret's own/Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)/ On the occasion of the Centenary of Formation [sic]/of the Boys' Brigade, Glasgow Battalion, tribute/is paid to the memory of former Officers and Boys/who in 1914, responded to the call to Arms and/formed the 16th Battalion Highland Light Infantry/in the City of Glasgow//Affectionately known as 'THE BOYS BRIGADE/BATTALION OF THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY' it was/raised in September 1914 and was on active service/in France and Flanders from November 1915 until the Armistice, its officers and men receiving a/total of 200 decorations and awards for bravery and/distinguished duty//851 Officers and men of the Battalion died on active/service//This plaque [sic] preserves for future generations/the spirit of the Citizens of Glasgow generally and/The Boys' Brigade, Glasgow Battalion, in particular,/who served, fought and fell to achieve peace and/freedom for all//'Nobly they strive and nobly striving died/That honour's highest claim be satisfied,/But for all time their valour shall remain/a glorious memory- as Empire's gain'//John Oxenham//Unveiled this 17th day of February 1986/at Boys' Brigade House, Glasgow/by Brigadier D.W. Anderson C.B.E.//late The Royal Highland Fusiliers/And dedicated to the Glory of God by/The Reverend R.M. Tuton M.A./Moderator of the Presbytery of Glasgow

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