Kinloss Parish War Memorial

Kinloss Parish War Memorial

The War Memorial was built by Gibb Brothers, Ashgrove Road, Aberdeen. It is a 12 foot high granite column originally with the 28 names from the Great War. It stands opposite Findhorn Church. How the Memorial was designed and paid for and what it cost is unknown except for a note on page 3 of the Forres, Elgin and Nairn Gazette of 17 March 1920, stating that a very successful Whist and Bridge Drive and Dance in aid of the Kinloss War Memorial Fund in the Reading Room, Findhorn (The James Milne Institute / Village Hall) was held on Friday 12 March 1920.

The memorial was unveiled by Mrs Grant-Peterkin of Grangehall at 4 p.m. on Wednesday 14 July 1920. Rev R. L. Sneddon, parish minister, presided with support from Rev James Ross of Findhorn United Free Church. Rev Sneddon opened proceedings with a prayer followed by the address by Rev Ross. The memorial was unveiled and Pipe-Major Morrison, Forres, played 'Flowers of the Forest' and marched around the column twice. 'God Save the King' was sung and the piper played the lament, 'Lochaber no more'. There is a full report in the Forres, Elgin and Nairn Gazette of 21 July 1920. (It is not clear if the Mrs Grant-Peterkin, who unveiled the memorial, was the mother or sister-in-law of Captain Grant-Peterkin, whose name appears on it) There have been no additions to the original 28 names from the Great War recorded on the memorial.

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Kinloss Parish War Memorial
Kinloss Parish War Memorial at Findhorn Church.