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The Fallen Remembered - 2019

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Lodge Almoner Bro Alistair Glenny PM read out the following at our meeting of 5th November 2019 being the nearest Lodge meeting to Remembrance Sunday

 

LODGE GREENOCK KILWINNING NoXII  - THE FALLEN REMEMBERED - 2019

A MEMORIAL TO THE MEMBERS OF THE LODGE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR WAS UNVEILED AND DEDICATED ON FRIDAY 31st MARCH 1922

IT TOOK THE FORM OF AN ALTAR IN GOTHIC DESIGN, MADE OF SCOTTISH OAK, HAS BEEN GREATLY PRESERVED, AND IS CENTRAL TO OUR RITUAL AND ASSEMBLIES FOR JUST SHORT OF 100 YEARS

 

Brethren, who feel comfortable in doing so, please stand

 

THE NAMES INSCRIBED BY SINKING THE BACKGROUND ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

 

Pte. Archibald Lindsay Barr 2nd Battalion Scots Guards

Engine Room Artificer. George William Campbell Royal Naval Reserve

Lt. James Hannah Royal Garrison Artillery

Pioneer. Henry Hay Royal Engineers

1st Eng. Arthur Johnston Mercantile Marine

Pte. John Duncan Macfarlane 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Engineer. Sub Lt. David Rankin Fleming MacKail Royal Navy

L.Cpl. Alexander Niven Russell 6th Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

2nd Lt. Joseph Henry Sanders 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Sjt. James Ritchie Smith 1st/5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

 

THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD

AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

 

THAT WELL KNOWN VERSE FROM A POEM WRITTEN BY THOMAS BINYAN IN 1914 FOLLOWING THE BATTLE AT MONS ENSURES THAT THEIR NAMES LIVETH WITH US FOR EVERMORE.

SO MOTE IT BE!