Holywood Parish Church

WM name reference 69545

Current Location:

School Road, Holywood, Nithsdale, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 0RF


A two steps base to pink granite tapered plinth with obelisk. The inscription is carved in black and names are on the sides of plinth. The obelisk is decorated with crossed flags and laurel leaves. A Latin phrase 'Pro Patria' is written in the middle of the crossed flags.


THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED/ BY THE PEOPLE OF HOLYWOOD/ TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO LEFT THIS PARISH/ AND MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ "Greater love hath no man than this/ than a man lay down his lift/ for his friends"/

Surname First Name Date of Death Name of Memorial(s)
Barber Robert 31-7-1917 Holywood Parish Church 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.