Norwegian war graves, Troqueer

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.
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DMPG313n, DMPG314n, DMDO098n
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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