Dumfries war memorial

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  1. Was in Dumfries the other day and saw this war memorial which I thought was very striking. Or I did until I discovered I have no idea how to post it! Any grown ups give me a clue or you can get it on google images!
  2. So one of their chaps was the Goalkeeper in the xmas 1914 football match?
  3. C'mon no need for a pop at Scottish goalies!!
  4. Is this it ?

    Roll of Honour - Dumfriesshire - Dumfries
  5. They must have had big balls in those days.

    No, I didnt have a coat and I have my own car, thanks.
  6. Poignant post. Men with the same names as those brave souls named on the memorial and from that same area filled the ranks of The King's Own Scottish Borderers when I served in that wonderful regiment.
  7. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Quite a mix of Regiments and Corps, Camel and Cycle Corps both in there and pretty much every Scottish Regiment.

    SAI, is that South African Infantry.

    And Pte James McKenzie, VC, Scots Guards
    "8185 Private James Mackenzie, late 2nd Battalion,
    Scots Guards.
    For conspicuous bravery at Rouges' Banes
    on the 19th December, in rescuing a
    severely wounded man from in front of the
    German trenches, under a very heavy fire
    and after a stretcher-bearer party had been
    compelled to abandon the attempt.
    Private Mackenzie was subsequently
    killed on that day whilst in the performance
    of a similar act of gallant conduct."
    Viewing Page 1700 of Issue 29074
  8. Have a look at the cameronians war memorial outside the museam in Glasgow very impressive
  9. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    what a fantastic memorial well done that town .
  10. Here is the one in Glasgow [​IMG]
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