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A UNIQUE WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL IN CRUDEN BAY



The Port Erroll Congregational Church in Cruden Bay holds a roll of honour for those men from the village that were killed, wounded, or gassed in World War I. In common with many villages and towns in Britain, the list of names is depressingly long. What makes this roll of honour different and very poignant is that the men's addresses are given.


This makes it much easier to connect with the sheer horror of the casualty list for two reasons, firstly, as many as five casualties are recorded from some households; and secondly, we live in these houses today. It is not difficult to imagine the utter distress felt in the close-knit community of the village when telegram after telegram arrived from the War Office announcing the latest casualty. What follows are photos, including details of the roll of honour that relatives may wish to inspect.













MIKE SHEPHERD 2022

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