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The First World War

Roll of Honour

Description:

This framed Roll of Honour lists the names of 22 men and their regiments. Above the title are two ovals pictures. One depicts the Midsteeple in Dumfries High Street, and the other, the Maxwelltown Burgh crest.

 

Memorials to men who fought in World War One come in all shapes and sizes. This modest scroll commemorates 22 men who went to war whilst employed by James Maxwell and Sons, Printers, Lithographers and Bookbinders, High Street, Dumfries. One of the men, Lt William Dinwiddie, was a member of the family of Robert Dinwiddie who took over the business of James Maxwell c 1930.
Names were often added to a Roll of Honour at a work place or in a local community building such as the town hall. They often acknowledged those who served, those who were killed in action, as well as those who volunteered but did not go to the battlefield.

 

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2000.18
Digital Number:
DMMS032n
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council