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THURSO WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 Detailed information
Compiled and copyright Martin Edwards 2009

The Thurso war memorial stands in the centre of the town outside the Church of Scotland church, Traill Street, Thurso. It takes the form of a bronze statue of Victory sheltering a child standing on a stone pedestal that has a lipped top. The whole memorial stands in a semi-circular, paved area with itona railings and a gate at the rear. The sculptor was Percy Herbert Portsmouth. The memorial was unveiled in September 1922. There are 112 names listed for World Waer 1 and 36 for World War 2. The memorial has yet to be transcribed offers readily accepted.

Photographs from old postcards
(below are from the unveiling ceremony)

THIS MEMORIAL
IS DEDICATED TO THOSE FROM
THE PARISH OF THURSO WHO,
IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
AND THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM
WE THANK GOD WHO (...?)
(...? REMEMBRANCE (...?)

Last updated: 2 November, 2009

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