War Memorials in Kenmore Church

Kenmore Church is a lovely building inside and out but like all of its vintage needs upkeeping. There was an exhibition of patchwork and quilting going on at the time we visited so conversations were had with the promoters/exhibitors.

There were three Memorials to war dead.

The first is the village’s World War 2 Memorial. It is inscribed, “1939 1945. To the glory of God and in memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the world war,” and below “Greater love hath no man than this.”

Kenmore Church War Memorial

Unusually one of the casualties was a member of the Home Guard. A training accident involving a grenade we were told.

Major Robert Hutchinson, The Black Watch, who died in the hills of Sicily 1/8/1943, has an individual memorial:-

Individual Memorial Kenmore Church

Lastly there is a plaque naming the “adherents of the United Free Church, Lawers” who fell in the Great War. Lawers is a village further along the shores of Loch Tay. The first part of the lower inscription is obscured but I think it treads, “Not for their country they fought and died but to free the whole world from oppression and woe.”

Lawers United Free Church Memorial

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