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Dalbeattie War Memorial

This lovely example of a War Memorial is in Colliston Park, Dalbeattie. A column with lion finial surmounting a hexagonal base, made out of local granite.

Dalbeattie War Memorial

The bench in front is inscribed, “We will remember them 1914-1918.”

War Memorial Bench, Dalbeattie

Inscription, “In Memoriam, our glorious dead, 1914-1918,” and “1939-1945, their names liveth forever.”

Inscription, Dalbeattie War Memorial

Names. Great War above, WW2 below.

Names, Dalbeattie War Memorial

Great War Names:-

Dalbeattie War Memorial, Great War Names

More Great War Names, Dalbeattie War Memorial

More Great War Names. Note St. Nurse Jessie J Paterson TFNS:-

War Memorial, Dalbeattie, More Great War Names

Names for both wars:-

Nmaes for Both Wars, Dalbeattie War Memorial 7

More Dalbeattie

The Barr Burn flows through the town:-

Barr Burn, Dalbeattie

Dalbeattie, Barr Burn

This blue plaque commemorates….

Blue Plaque, Dalbeattie

Great War Memorial Plaque from Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School.
“To the memory of former pupils who gave their lives for their country in the Great War.” This was in the window of Dalbeattie Museum when we saw it but it was evening and the museum was closed:-

Great War Memorial Plaque

The Barr Burn flows into the Urr Water. This is near the B&B looking south:-

Urr Water near Dalbeattie

Reverse view, looking north:-

Reverse View, Urr Water, nr Dalbeattie

More from Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Great War Roll of Honour. I missed this out in my War Memorials at Montrose post:-

Great War Roll of Honour, Montrose Air Station

A Sea Hawk:-

Sea Hawk

Showing twin tails:-

Part of a Sea Hawk

War Memorials, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Part of a Memorial display at Montrose Air Station. A War Memorial rescued from a now disused Church at Logie, near Montrose:-

Church War Memorial

The placard beside the rescued Memorial asks, “Do we really remember them?”

Do We Really Remember Caption

The poppy wall above it commemorates the dead of both World Wars:-


Great War Exhibits, Montrose Air Station

BE2 Replica, small model Fokker Triplane behind, plus two other models in photo:-

BE2 Replica, Montrose Air Station

Same BE2 with a small model of a Bristol Fighter to upper left and a Sopwith Camel, I think, to right:-

Replica BE2, Montrose Air Station

Fuselage and Wings of a replica Sopwith Camel under construction. This may now be completed:-

Replica Sopwith Camel Fuselage and Wings

Sopwith Camel wing being worked on:-

Sopwith Camel Wing

Effigy of Lieutenant Ross Robertson:-

Effigy of Lieutenant Ross Robertson

Cross erected at Marquion in France by the Germans at the grave of Lt Ross Robertson inscribed, “Er starb den heldentod – eng Flieger.” “He died the death of a hero – an English Airman.” He was buried there on 17/5/1917:-

The Robertson Cross

Model of a Rumpler? Taube. Plus Bristol Fighter:-

Model Taube and Bristol Fighter

Small Models of Fokker Triplane and Sopwith Camel:-

Small Models of Fokker Triplane and Sopwith Camel

Part of the Fokker Triplane of the famous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. Souvenir hunters apparently got to it very quickly:-

Part of Red Baron's Triplane

External Exhibits, Montrose Air Station

Before you get to the museum entrance at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre you pass these hangars which date from before the Great War:-

WW1 Air Hangars

Then there’s the obligatory Spitfire. This one’s named Red Lichtie. There is an Arbroath connection, though this one is probably a replica of the original:-

Spitfire Red Lichtie

More up to date (well, 1950s) is this Gloster Meteor:-

Gloster Meteor

This artillery piece, an anti-aircraft gun, is also exposed to the elements:-

WW2 Artillery Piece, Montrose Air Station

Prominent too is this memorial to all those RFC and RAF personnel who served at Montrose Air Station:-

RFC and RAF Memorial

War Related Death Commemorations, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

James Cutt, died of wounds, 6/7/1916, aged 21. Interred in St Sever, Rouen:-

War Death Commemoration, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

Frederick Fox, 9th Royal Lancers, 29/1/1933, aged 30, erected by his regimental comrades:-

Member of Regiment Memorial, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

Samuel White Fleming, killed in action at Arras, 23/4/1917, aged 21:-

Commemoration of War Death, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

It’s not entirely clear if this commemoration is war related. Bryan Hanby Holmes of Ba, Fiji, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, fell asleep, 9/11/1918, aged 38:-

Gravestone  War Death Commemoration

John Goodall, killed in action, High Wood, Somme, France, 23/7/1916, aged 23:-

Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, War Death Commemoration

Major J Eadie Davidson, DSO, died of wounds in France, 16/10/1918, aged 25:-

War Death Commemoration, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

William Macfarlane, who fell in action on the Somme, France, 16/8/1916, aged 23:-

Edinburgh, Comely Bank Cemetery, War Death Comemoration

In loving memory of George Mason, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps, killed whilst flying, 4/5/1917, aged 18 years:-

War Death Plaque, Comely Bank Cemetery,  Edinburgh

I took 40 more photographs of individual’s war graves at Comely Bank, scattered all over the cemetery. That’s probably too many to post on Flick and here at the moment but I may do so at some time in future.

Commonwealth War Graves, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

With the exception of Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery on Hoy, Comely Bank Cemetery in Edinburgh may possibly contain the most Commonwealth War Graves in one location anywhere in Scotland. 301 servicemen are buried here, from both wars. Its location near a hospital (or two) no doubt contributed to that.

Unusually the memorial stones in the Great War section are laid flat:-

Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, War Graves

Flat memorial stones. The Stone of Remembrance is to the left here behind the shrubs:-

Flat Memorial Stones, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

More flat memorial stones:-

More Flat Memorial Stones, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, More Flat Memorial Stones

Memorial Stones, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

All these flat stones commemorate more than one serviceman:-

Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, Memorial Stones

Stone of Remembrance. It is inscribed, “1914-1918 1939-1945. To the honoured memory of his Majesty’s forces who gave their lives for their country and who lie buried in this cemetery. The following are not commemorated elsewhere. Private R Brines, Middlesex Regiment. 19/1 1920, Private A Brown, Highland Light Infantry, 9/1/1920, Private Jackson Robb, Royal Scots, 30/8/1921.”

Stone of Remembrance, Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh

Information board:-

Commonweath War Graves Commission Information Board

Kilmaronock War Memorial

Kilmaronock is a parish in Dunbartonshire, encompassing the foot of Loch Lomond. Its largest – only – settlement is the village of Gartocharn. The War Memorial lies beside the A 811 road some way from the village and takes the shape of a cairn surmounted by a mercat cross.

Kilmaronock War Memorial

Kilmaronock Parish War Memorial 2

Dedication. “To the glory of God in memory of the men of the parish of Kilmaronock who gave their lives in the war” followed by the names and “1914-1919.”

Dedication, Kilmaronock War Memorial

Drymen, Stirlingshire

Drymen (pronounced ‘drimmin’) is a village in Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Main road through the village.

Road Through Drymen, Stirling District

The village is now bypassed so there’s not too much traffic but you have to go through it to access the road to the east side of Loch Lomond and the foot of Ben Lomond.

Shop and War Memorial. The War Memorial is behind the road signs.

Shop and War Memorial, Drymen

Drymen War Memorial. From southeast. A simple cross above a column on a rectangular base. Great War names:-

Drymen War Memorial

Drymen War Memorial. Dedication reads, “The Great War 1914-1918. On this Memorial are inscribed the names of the men of this parish who at the call of King and country left all taht was dear to them endured hardship faced danger and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten.”

Dedication, Drymen War Memorial

From north. Dedication and WW2 panel to left. Nearest panel contains Great War names:-

War Memorial, Drymen

Art Decoish Extension, Drymen. Thirties style at any rate. Banded contrasting painting, flat roof.

Art Decoish Extension, Drymen

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