NT0805 : Moffat War Memorial

taken 1 year ago, near to Moffat, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Moffat War Memorial
Moffat War Memorial
The War Memorial stands in the middle of the High Street before the road divides into Churchgate (right, A701) and Holm Street (left, A708).

The Scotsman Newspaper on 30th November 1920, page 6 reported:
"The Moffat war memorial - the first burgh memorial to be completed in the county - was unveiled by Major Murray of Murraythwaite, M.P. for Dumfriesshire. A service was taken part in by the various ministers of the town, and addresses were given by Major Murray, Provost Huskie, and the Rev. R. Somers, B.D., parish minister. The Magistrates, Town Councillors, and burgh officials attended. The monument, which was designed by Mr. Reginald Fairlie, architect, Edinburgh, is composed of Doddington quarry freestone, the base and shaft being about 30 feet in height, the top being surmounted by the burgh crest, the flying spur, in bronze. It is in the form of a market cross, and is erected on the old historic site of the Market Cross, and bears the names of seven officers and seventy non-commissioned officers and men. The sculptor was Mr. Alexander Carrick LinkExternal link Edinburgh."

A full list of the names engraved on the memorial can be found at: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 20 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Road (from Tags)
A701  A708 
Date (from Tags)
Person (from Tags)
Major Murray  Reginald Fairlie  Alexander Carrick 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0848 0525 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:19.9651N 3:26.6536W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0848 0526
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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War Memorial  Site of Former Market Cross 

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