Commemoration and re-dedication of Ellon War Memorial

The people of Ellon will come together on Saturday, August 5 at the town’s war memorial to remember those of their community who laid down their lives in the service of their country and to re-dedicate the memorial exactly one hundred years to the day since the original dedication in 1923.
Ellon War MemorialEllon War Memorial
Ellon War Memorial

On that occasion a large crowd comprising of bereaved family members, war veterans, serving military personnel, well-wishers and local dignitaries and representatives of the clergy gathered in the town square to see the unveiling of the silver-grey granite figure of a soldier on active duty atop a solid granite plinth upon which are engraved the names of the fallen.

The one hundredth anniversary of the unveiling and dedication of the war memorial will be marked by a ceremony beginning at 10.40am at the memorial in the Square and all are invited to attend this community commemoration.

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The Royal British Legion Scotland, the Gordon Highlanders Association and representatives of community groups and youth organisations will parade in the square and a piper and a bugler will be in attendance.

In an echo of the original service in 1923 the minister of Ellon Parish Church will re-dedicate the memorial and children will read out the 139 names of the fallen.

The ceremony is expected to finish around 11.45am.

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