In 2008, the late Ian Devlin published his book “We will remember them. Kirkcudbright’s sons 1914-1918”. This was an account of the lives of all the Kirkcudbright men lost in the first World War.
The biography of each serviceman is in the same order as it appears on the War Memorial.
A quote from Ian’s introduction states
“Finally. This history is not meant to be a genealogical history, rather it is a history designed to remember and to bring alive the men behind the names, who they were, where they came from, where they served, where they died and where they are buried or commemorated. It is a consolidation of the fallen and a starting point for future individual research by generations yet to come”
The following year Ian published a second book “We will remember them. Kirkcudbright’s sons 1939- 1945”.
Both books are available from the Stewartry Museum.
WW1 – £3.95 WW2 – £4.95
The War Memorial was unveiled by Col. R. Dudgeon C.B. of Cargen, Lord Lieutenant of the County, in 1921.
More information about the Memorial can be found in David R. Collin’s book “Kirkcudbright an Alphabetical Guide to its History”.