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Plaques St. Magnus Cathedral

These plaques are dedicated to:

Sir Frederick Burroughs who served his country in the Crimean War (1853-1856).

Archibald Garden Robertson, who was killed in action on 8th June 1917. He has no known grave, and is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services memorial.

To the Glory of God and in memory of Archibald Garden Robertson, Second Lieutenant in the Black Watch and attached to the Royal Flying Corps Second son of Duncan John Roberson and Margaret Keir Garden born at Crantit St Ola Orkney 23 February 1898 Killed in action near Routers Belgium 8th June 1917
The Royal Highlanders Black Watch
Qui Procui Hinc Qui Aret Diem/ Perlit Sed Miles Sed Pro Patria


William Baikie Watson who died of wounds received in France.

To the Glory of God and in proud and loving memory of William Baikie Watson, M.C., Lieut. R.F.A. only surviving son of the late James Watson, Uddington, Douglas, Lanarkshire, and of Mrs Watson, Albert Hotel, Kirkwall, who died of wounds in France 29th Sept. 1918 aged 25. Interred in Lowrie British Cemetery, Havrincourt.

The men of the congregation who lost their lives in the First World War.

To the glory of God and to the honoured memory of the men of this congregation who gave their lives for king and country in the Great War 1914 1918

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Source

  • Text: Fedor de Vries & Simon Armstrong
  • Photos: J. Websper (1), Simon Armstrong (2, 3, 4)

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