Dulnain Bridge War Memorial

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11 Responses to Dulnain Bridge War Memorial

  1. sendergreen says:

    I like the visits to these towns and villages. I get onto Google Earth Streets, to find the Memorial. Then take a look through town looking for the old, often ancient churches, and other buildings. Here I found a home of what looked like very old stonework, with satellite dishes attached. An interesting contrast.

    And, like another recent memorial you presented, several of the fallen, seemed to have emigrated to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and then served the Crown. And gave their all. They were still considered as the villages own.

    • Magicfingers says:

      Excellent. I’d do the same if, er, if, well, if I didn’t know where they are already……..

    • Morag Lindsay Sutherland says:

      our village memorial has men who emigrated and died in CEF and AIF – there was quite a big Brora community in Winnipeg- the sister of William Grant KIA in Flanders organised a collection among these folk and sent money home to the memorial committee chairman who had been her boss before she emigrated . he was the local agent for tickets etc for emigrants.

  2. Everett Sharp says:

    Thank you for the image. I often find the same on Cornish memorials to the fallen, men who had emigrated and returned; what does surprise even more are the children of immigrants. Two I am aware of : one born in Colorado USA and the other a Mexican citizen. We owe them a debt of remembrance.

    • Magicfingers says:

      You are most welcome. I have come across at least one young South American – presumably a son as you say – in a CWGC cemetery – can I remember where? Answers on a postcard……

  3. Nicholas Kilner says:

    Now thats a beautifully carved memorial!
    Unusual wording ‘never dying memory’, and theres certainly a stark contrast between the number of men killed in WW1 compared to those listed as fallen during WW2, which is interesting in itself. A splendid memorial to the men who never returned.

  4. Morag Lindsay Sutherland says:

    sorry I forgot to say another Highland memorial I have not visited …..

  5. I wonder who the sculpter was.
    https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/8706#

    “The memorial takes the form of a Celtic cross. It has been cut out of a single block of grey granite about 14 feet in height, and placed on a wide splayed base which rests on a roughly hewn substructure of local granite.”

    Impressive workmanship.
    I suppose the cross is local granite also.
    Kath.

    • Magicfingers says:

      I agree. Very impressive. The base is local granite, the rest grey granite – according to the IWM via the link you sent.

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