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The Norwegian Connection

Norwegian war graves, Troqueer

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Many of the Norwegians soldiers based in Dumfries worshipped in local churches, particularly Troqueer Church and St Michael’s Church. They left behind memorials of thanks, in Troqueer a baptismal bowl, and in St Michael’s a plaque and pulpit robes. The woman on the right of the photograph is Mary (“Nellie”) Kristiansen. Mary was born in Dalbeattie in 1911. She worked as a shorthand typist at the Ministry of Supply Depot in Powfoot, near Annan. On 20 June 1941 she married Arnljot Kristiansen, a Sergeant in the Norwegian Army. She become a Norwegian citizen and emigrated to Norway with her husband when the war ended.

Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1986.13.7
Digital Number:
DMPG313n, DMPG314n, DMDO098n
Creation Date:
May-46
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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