Annan War Memorial

WM name reference IWM13439


Current Location:

Town Square High Street Annan Annandale And Eskdale Dumfries And Galloway DG12 6AN


Description:

Square base surmounted by pedestal and Highlander soldier in Tam o'Shanter and puttees standing at ease with rifle and fixed bayonet. Inscription and names in black lettering on sides of pedestal. A low chain link fence surrounds the monument. The proprietor of Mackies shop in Annan told the Scottish War Memorial Project in 2009 that the soldier who was the model for the soldier on the memorial was his grandfather; Sgt John Mackie KOSB (number 240637).


Campaign:

World War 1


Inscription:

6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN/ MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF/ THE BURGH AND PARISH OF ANNAN/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 45/ "GLORIOUS THEIR FATE"/ (NAMES) 3 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)/ "SPLENDID THEIR DOOM"/ (NAMES) 9 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)/ "GIVE THEM PRAISE, NOT PITY."/ (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)/ "HONOUR THEM, AND WEEP NOT"/ (NAMES)


Surname First Name Campaign Date of Death Name of Memorial(s)
Bell James World War 1 31-7-1917 Annan War Memorial View
Rutherford William World War 1 20-11-1916 Annan War Memorial View
Skilling Robert World War 1 28-10-1914 Annan War Memorial View

Further information:

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If you have information on a specific memorial please send it on to the Historical Committee. The Memorial information required is:

  • Who or what formation of the Regiment is named on the memorial. What event, dates or other inscriptions on the memorial.
  • The country, nearest town/city or other details of location.
  • A description of the memorial with a photograph if possible.
  • For bigger sites a copy of any advertising information or leaflets would be useful.

Please sent any information that you find to: Michael Campbell-Lamerton


As the information on the database builds up Michael Campbell-Lamerton will be sending regular updates to Archives at RHQ who remains the point of contact about for inquiries on past members of the Regiment.