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LYNESS KITCHENER WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

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KITCHENER MEMORIAL

THE TOWER WAS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF ORKNEY
TO COMMEMORATE
FIELD-MARSHALL EARL KITCHENER 1850-1916,
K.G., P.C., K.P., G.C.B., O.M., G.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., G.C.I.E.

HE LIBERATED THE SUDAN FROM TYRANNY AT THE
BATTLE OF OMDURMAN IN 1898 & IMPROVED THE MEDICAL,
EDUCATIONAL & LEGAL SYSTEMS, COMMERCE & AGRICULTURE
OF THAT COUNTRY AND OF EGYPT.

HE BROUGHT THE SOUTH-AFRICAN WAR TO A SUCCESSFUL
CONCLUSION WITH A GENEROUS PEACE IN 1902.

REFORMED THE ARMY & DEFENCES OF INDIA

AND BY HIS FORESIGHT & ENERGY
LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF VICTORY IN THE WAR 1914-1918.

ON AN ADVISORY MISSION TO RUSSIA HE WAS DROWNED
WHEN H.M.S. HAMPSHIRE STRUCK A MINE OFF MARWICK HEAD
JUNE 5 1916

THIS PLAQUE WAS SET UP BY THE KITCHENER MEMORIAL FUND

Last updated 17 February, 2009

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