Kintore War Memorial

Kintore is a town in Aberdeenshire a few miles south of Inverurie. Its War Memorial is one of those that consists of a gateway, here surmounted by an arch and cross. The gateway leads into the churchyard.

War Memorial, Kintore

Great War dedication. On left side, “In grateful memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War,” names and 1914.
On right side, “‘Remember the love of them who came not home from the war,'” names and 1919:-

Great War Dedication, Kintore War Memorial

Reverse. (Pity about the trafiic cones):-

Reverse of War Memorial, Kintore

Second World War dedication. On left, “Also in memory of the men of this parish who laid down their lives in the World War 1939 – 1945,” followed by names.
On right, “They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,” followed by names.

Second World War Dedication, Kintore War Memorial

I note that the dedication says, “They shall not grow old.” In his poem For the Fallen, Laurence Binyon actually wrote, “They shall grow not old,” which has a subtler meaning. It has also been said in some quarters that ‘condemn’ is a misprint for ‘contemn.’ It seems that may not be the case.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

free hit counter script