Re-dedication of WW1 memorial at Bargrennan

The parade party at the rededication of the war memorial. GG 1111038 11
The parade party at the rededication of the war memorial. GG 1111038 11

ON the anniversary of the day the guns fell silent on the Western Front, the soldiers that gave their lives in the First World War from the Bargrennan area were remembered in a poiniant re-dedication service.

Last Friday, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the elevent month, the Great War memorial was re-dedicated in the village graveyard having been moved out of the now closed church.

The service was conducted by the Rev Edward Lyons, BD., MTh., and was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Wigtownshire, Mrs Terry Brewis, who laid a wreath.

Also attending were a number of descendants of those named on the memorial from Bargrennan Parish, who responded to the articles in the “Galloway Gazette”, together with representatives of Parish of Penninghame Kirk Session, the Newton Stewart Branch of the Royal British Legion, Army Cadets, and the newly formed Bargrennan and Glentrool Community Trust.

The work in removing the Memorial from the former Bargrennan Church, and resiting it within the adjacent Churchyard was carried out by Messrs Douglas Swan & Sons of Kirkcudbright, with advice from the Conservation Department of the War Memorials Trust.