Longforgan War Memorial - Perth & Kinross, Scotland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 27.422 W 003° 07.405
30V E 492393 N 6256954
Quick Description: Square pillar set within a remembrance garden in the Perthshire village of Longforgan, five west of the Scottish city of Dundee.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/17/2022 5:50:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM16JX0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
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Long Description:

The village of Longforgan is situated in south-east Perthshire in the Carse of Gowrie between the Scottish cities of Perth and Dundee, by-passed to the north by the A90 dual-carriageway. The war memorial in the village lies within a remembrance garden area on the corner of Main Street and Castle Road. It was unveiled by Mr J.G. Paterson of Castle Huntly on May 14th 1921 and is a tall stone pillar set on a square base above a larger octagonal base. It is inscribed on all four sides including the 56 names from WWI which includes those from the neighbouring parish of Invergowrie. The south-west face reads 'PRO REGE LEGE ET GREGE' and includes an intricate carving of a cross. The north-east side reads as follows:


'WILLAM GRANT
JAMES D HAY
WILLIAM M HAY
JOHN B JOHNSTON
JAMES JOINER
WILLIAM LOW
GEORGE M MAITLAND
JOHN MELVILLE
WILLIAM B MELVILLE
JOHN MONTGOMERY
JAMES MORRIS
WILLIAM F MURRAY
JAMES L MCINTOSH
JOHN MCINTOSH
WILLIAM MCINTOSH
WILLIAM R MCKELVIE
JOHN MCNIVEN
JOHN A PEEBLES
ROBERT PITKEATHLEY

FOR THE BRAVE AND TO COMMEMORATE THE NAMES OF THOSE HONOURED IN THIS PARISH OF LONGFORGAN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919'


South-east face and inscription on base:
'BENJAMIN ANDERSONHUNTER ANDERSON
ALEXANDER BARRIE
JOHN BARCLAY
THOMAS BATCHELOR
ROBERT BIRRELL
COLIN BRUCE
CORNELIUS F T BOYD
JAMES CAREY
JAMES CATTANACH
JOHN CATTANACH
BRUCE CLARK
DOUGLAS CLARK
STEWART CLARK
PETER DALRYMPLE
ALEXANDER DAVIDSON
ROBERT R DAVIDSON
JAMES F DOIG
ALEXANDER GOWANS

Sir William Wallace 1290 "I say to you freedom is the noblest of things"'


North-west face and inscription on base
'GEORGE PRATT
JAMES PRATT
PETER PRATT
WILLIAM B REW
DAVID RIDDLE
JOHN ROBERTSON
ANDREW RUNCINAN
GEORGE SADLER
WILLIAM SADLER
ALEXANDER SCOTT
JOHN SCOTT
WALTER SCOTT
ALEXANDER SHAW
ALEXANDER SHEPHERD
DAVID C SKINNER
JOHN SPEED
CHARLES S STEWART
WILLIAM O WILSON

George Wishart 1545

Therefore call to God for me that I shrinke not now when the battell waxeth most hate.'

A further 21 names were added to the top of the pillar on three faces from WWII.

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 5/14/1921

Private or Public Monument?: Other

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Unknown

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Europe

Physical Address of Monument:
Longforgan Remembrance Garden
Main Street
Longforgan, Perth & Kinross Perth & Kinross
DD2 5EA


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