Minishant War Memorial
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Dedicated on Sunday 20th 1920 and was unveiled by Major James Murdoch, factor of Monkwood Estates.

The memorial was originally sited in the forecourt of Coates Memorial Church and was moved to it's present site on Main Street in 1987 when the church was converted into a private dwelling.

[FRONT]

GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN MEMORY
OF THOSE FROM THIS DISTRICT WHO FELL AND
AS A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE TO THOSE WHO
SERVED IN THE CAUSE OF HONOUR AND FREEDOM

THOSE WHO FELL

CPL G SCOTT PTE W LIMOND
PTE L DAMIE PTE R RAMSAY
PTE S FORBES PTE W SHAW
PTE A HARVEY PTE ALEX WILKIE
PTE J HILLHOUSE PTE ALLAN WILIE

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

[LEFT SIDE]

THOSE WHO SERVED

PTE R D BLACK PTE W KERR
PTE R BLACK PTE T LIMOND
PTE W BLAIR PTE P LOVE
PTE W BOYD PTE D McHARG
PTE J BRAID PTE McKIE
PTE H BROWN PTE J McWHIRTER
PTE A BURTON PTE H PURDIE
PTE M COWAN PTE J P RAMSAY
PTE A CLOWES PTE C RONALD
PTE J CLARK PTE R B SCOTT
PTE W HARRISON PTE J TALYOR
PTE M HANNAH PTE T TAYLOR
PTE A HEARTON PTE A WYLLIE
PTE J HIGHET

[RIGHT SIDE]

LT W PURDIE CPL W DOCHERTY
LT R WOODBURN CPL J MARR
S SGT J NEARY CPL J McCALL
SGT JAS COWAN CPL T NEARY
SGT H COWAN CPL A WATT
SGT D CLOWES
SGT H CLARK L. CPL J COWAN
SGT HILLHOUSE L. CPL W FRASER
SGT R McKIE L. CPL T B SCOTT
SGT A OUTLAW
SGT T PATERSON L S J WITHER
SGT J PURDIE TEL W CALDWELL
SGT M RICHMOND A M LAWRIE

[REAR]

1939 - 1945
LOST IN ACTION

LIEUT  W B G GALBRAITH  RN

O/S   J DIXON  RN
P/O  T D HALBERT DFC  RAF

COATES MEMORIAL CHURCH, MINISHANT

In 1949 Mrs S Galbraith from Auchendrane placed a small brass plaque inside the church bearing the names of the three men of the district who died in the 2nd World War. One of those named was her son Brodie who served in the Royal Navy. The plaque is no longer in the church and has been missing since about 1985/86. The names inscribed were.

LIEUT  W B G GALBRAITH  RN

O/S   J DIXON  RN
P/O  T D HALBERT DFC  RAF
 

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