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Pirnmill

The small village of Pirnmill on the Isle of Arran has a WW2 memorial(a granite column), but until today had no WW1 memorial. It has taken 8 years since I began the quest to have the men remembered and today over 80 people gathered together as we dedicated a WW1 memorial commemorating the 8 men from the village who died in the Great War.

 

Those whose names will now live for evermore in their village are Pte Duncan Robertson CEF died 25/4/1915; Pte John Stevenson 1st Bn HLI died 23/5/1915; Pte Ronald Robertson(Duncan's brother) and L/Cpl John Craig 9th Bn Black Watch died 25/9/1915; Pte James Thomson 8th Bn KOSB died 10/11/1915; Sgt James McCormack 1st Bn KOSB died 1/7/1916 and Merchant Seamen Robert Skillen died 13/6/1917 and Archibald McMillan died 7/5/1918.  2 of those men, James McCormack and John Stevenson are now commemorated for the very first time on a war memorial in this country.

 

The memorial was designed and fabricated in the village itself and I am delighted it is in place for the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.

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derekb

An excellent memorial, well done. 

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daggers

Congratulations.  Unusual but very effective design.

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TwoEssGee

Well done, and great to see it covered on this afternoon's BBC1 Reporting Scotland news programme.

 

Iain

(from BWF, Arran, but resident on the big island for the time being)

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