The war memorial tablet in the vestibule (right hand side) showing the names of the four members of Railway Street congregation killed during the 1939-1945 war was unveiled 50 years ago at the Armistice Day Service on 6th November 1955 by Mrs. D. C. Lindsay whose son Edward was one of the four that fell.
Names and ranks of the four that fell are:
Squadron Leader Edward Workman Lindsay, R.A.F.,
Flight Lieutenant George Frederick Alderdice.
Sergeant John McAfee.
Leading Signalman James Jackson Boyd.
The Great War, 1914 to 1919
On Sunday 18th April 1920 a service was held for the Dedication of a Memorial Tablet to the 134 men of Railway Street congregation who went forth to fight for us; and a Memorial Window to twenty-one men who laid down their lives in the Great War, 1914 to 1919.
Immediately before the service began, the Right Rev. Dr. John M. Simms, Moderator of the General Assembly unveiled the Memorial Tablet; and during the service, Mr. J. Milne Barbour unveiled the Memorial Window in memory of twenty-one men from Railway Street congregation who laid down their lives in the Great War, 1914 to 1919.
|Memorial Window||Names on Memorial Window|
They are: John Bell, James Braithwaite, Robert Cathcart, Thomas Cathcart, William Cunningham, Quinton Dunlop, John Hillis, Philip R Keightley, George King, James Lennox, William Lewis, Matthew Lyness, Isaac McNair, Alexander Maginiss, Douglas Morrison, Francis Neagle, Thomas H. Philpot, John Ramsey, John Ramsey, Robert S. Rogan, James Skelly and William Skelly.
The inscription on the memorial window reads:
“Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a Crown of Life.”
TO THE GLORY OF
GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE FROM
THIS CONGREGATION WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
Memorial window in memory of Johnston Hunter Thompson
|Memorial window in memory
Johnston Hunter Thompson
A few years after the Memorial Tablet and Window was erected, a second Memorial Window was erected in remembrance of Johnston Hunter Thompson, Sergeant, 1stBattalion Irish Guards, who served in Belgium and France all through the Great War and died from the effects of war service on 9th March 1921, aged thirty seven years.
IN EVER LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF JOHNSTON HUNTER THOMPSON
SEGT 1stBATT. IRISH GUARDS; WHO SERVED IN BELGIUM & FRANCE
ALL THROUGH THE GREAT WAR AND DIED FROM THE EFFECTS OF
WAR SERVICE ON 9TH MARCH 1921 AGED THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS.
INSCRIPTION ON MARBLE TABLET IN VESTIBULE
IN HONOUR AND GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE HEROISM
AND SELF-SACRIFICE OF THOSE WHO WENT OUT FROM US
TO HELP IN THE GREAT WAR.
E. S. B. Hamilton,
Gunner William Archer.