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All photographs of members of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders are reproduced by kind permission of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Museum.
The photograph of Col. Priestly is reproduced by kind permission of the Black Watch Museum.
Elizabeth Abercromby: see Maj. Alexander Joass and Elizabeth Abercromby.
Lilias Aytoun and Rollo Aytoun: "In loving memory of Lilias, wife of Colonel Andrew Aytoun, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died at Maidstone 13th September 1920, aged 56 years and of their only child Rollo, Lieutenant, 2nd Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who died at Le Cateau, France, 27th August 1914 of wounds received in action the previous day, aged 24 years. Until the day break and the shadows flee away." Lieut. Rollo Aytoun was Holy Trinity’s first fatality of World War I. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in May, 1910, promoted to Lieutenant in July 1912 and was among the first British troops in France in 1914. Initially, they took up positions in the Mons sector, but could not contain the German onslaught and retreated to more defensible positions. Gen. Smith-Dorrien ordered the British II Corps to make a stand at Le Cateau to slow the German advance. This was achieved with heavy casualties on both sides.The Battalion history records the circumstances of Lieut. Aytoun's death as follows: ”D” and “C” Companies moved out with “B” in support and later “A” Company (sent to support Major A. H. Maclean, “C” Company”) having lost Captain Walker, was by some error retired upon Headquarters, except one platoon under Lieutenant Aytoun, which went on northwards through the zone of artillery fire and lost severely.
Capt. Robert de Crespigny Boyd: "In memory of Captain Robert de Crespigny Boyd, Adjutant, 1st Battn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who died 10th June 1894, aged 30 years. Erected by his brother officers". The cause of death was pneumonia.
Capt. William Darling Caudwell, Argyllshire Highlanders: "In memory of Capt. Wm Darling Caudwell, who died January
Rev. Clement Leigh Coldwell: "To the glory of God and in memory if Clement Leigh Coldwell MA, for 29 years rector of this parish, where he worked with love among his people, December 23 1873 - July 7 1903." Rev. Coldwell was incumbent/rector from 1873 until 1903. He was the first to serve in the present church building. Died of pneumonia, age 69. See History pages 1795-1845 and 1878-1903 for details of his life and ministry.
Lieut David J. A. Dickson, Argyllshire Highlanders: "In memory of Lieut. David J. A. Dickson, who died March 13th 1883, aged 24. This tablet is erected by his brother officers in token of their affectionate regard." Lt Dickson died of capillary bronchitis and congestion at Lasswade,
Ethel Margaret Elphinston and Alexis Elphinston: "In loving memory of Ethel Margaret Elphinston 14th April 1880 - 20th Nov 1946. Alexis Elphinston
Anne C. Galbraith and Catherine M. Galbraith: "To the glory of God and in loving memory of Anne C. Galbraith, who entered into rest
William Honeyman Gillespie: "This font is offered for the service of God, The Blessed Trinity by E. H. G. in memory of her beloved husband William Honeyman Gillespie of Torranehill, who died March 8 1875. When thou lettest thy breath go forth they shall be made and thou shalt renew the face of the Earth. I will sprinkle clean water upon you and ye shall be clean and I will put my Spirit within you." 'E. H. G.' was Elizabeth Honeyman Gillespie. Of the last two sentences, the first comes from Psalm 104:30 and the second from Ezekiel 36:25,27.
Most Rev. George Gleig: "In memoriam viri admodum reverendi Georgii Gleig L.L.D., episcopi Brechinensis, nec non in ecclesia Scoticana amplissimum dignitatis gradum adepti. In hoc sacello per annos XLIV muneribus sacerdotalibus perfunctus est, pietate insignis doctrinaque pura. Verbi divini gravissimus erat interpres; fidei incorruptae strenuus propugnator; literis humanioribus et artium optimarum disciplinis sedulo instructus; et in reconditis philosophiae studiis subtilis felixque. Sedens ad gubernaculum semper erat sibi constans, in fratres mitis, et, cum de summa re consuleretur, propositi fortiter tenax. Obiit VII id. Mart. anno Domini MDCCCXL et aetatis suae LXXXVII. Αποθανὡν ἔτι λαλειται. Pastori suo dilecto, amici superstites, hoc marmor poni curaverunt."
White marble memorial by David Ness of Edinburgh, originally erected in Barnton Street Church of 1845.
In memory of the very reverend George Gleig, L.L.D., who was Bishop of Brechin and who also gained the greatest position of honour in the Scottish Church. In this chapel, he carried out the duties of a priest for 45 years. Distinguished in holiness and in pure doctrine, he was a very serious interpreter of the divine word, an energetic defender of the uncorrupted faith. He was diligently instructed in the more cultured literature and in the learning of the best arts. In the profound studies of philosophy he was discriminating and successful. When sitting in management, he was always consistent, gentle towards his brothers, and, when he was consulted about things of the highest importance, he was strong and firm of purpose. He died on the 9th March in the year of the Lord 1840 aged 87. "He being dead yet speaketh" [Hebrews 11:4] His surviving friends have put this monument up to their beloved pastor.
Incumbent of Holy Trinity 1787-1831, Bishop of Brechin 1810-1840 and Primus 1816-1837.
Mary Elizabeth Griffiths and Pte Richard Griffiths Wilson: "To the glory of God and in loving memory of Mary Elizabeth Griffiths, aged 36, died
Maj. William Prescod Gurney, Argyllshire Highlanders: "To the memory of Major W. P. Gurney, who died at
Col. Ormelie Campbell Hannay: "Of your charity remember Ormelie Campbell Hannay, born Dec. 23rd 1848, who gave his life for his Queen and Country and was killed in action at
Maj. Thomas Archibald
Maj. Alexander Joass and Elizabeth Abercromby: "In memory of Major Alexander Joass of Colleonard, Banffshire, Deputy Governor of
Brig. Gen. Henry Buchanan Kirk: (1) "In memory of Brigadier General Henry B. Kirk, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, from his Colonel in Chief and friend, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyle, May 1916. Soldier, thou who warrest in heaven shalt find rest."
(2) "Erected to the memory of Brigadier General Henry Buchanan Kirk, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who died on active service in France on the 12th May 1916. By the past and present offiers of the battalion who served with him. Ne obliviscaris." Brig. Gen. Kirk died of pneumonia while commanding the 93rd Infantry Brigade, aged 49. See entry in WWI Roll of Honour.
Capt. Henry Craigie Macdonald: "Sacred to the memory of Captain Henry Craigie Macdonald, 2nd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders who died at St Petersburg on the 23th March 1909 in the 40th year of his age. This tablet is erected by his brother officers." Capt. Macdonald served in
Lieut Col. William Salmon Mills: "In memory of Lieut. Colonel William Salmon Mills, formerly of Prncess Louise's Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who died on the 29th November 1893. Erected by past and present officers of the regt." Lieut Col. Mills served in the Zulu War.
Lieut Maurice Charles Mowbray MC and Norman Wiggin Mowbray: "In memory of Lieut. Maurice Charles Mowbray M.C. Royal Engineers, killed in action near
2nd Lieut Alastair John Greville Murray: "To the glory of God and in loving memory of Alastair John Greville Murray, 2nd Lieut Cameron Highlanders, killed at the
Col. Edward Ramsden Priestly: "In memory of Colonel Edward Ramsden Priestly, Lieut. Colonel 42nd Royal Highland Regt "The Black Watch". Died at Stirling 25th March 1868 in his fifty first year. Erected by his brother officers." Col. Edward Ramsden Priestly
commanded the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch) from 1860 until 1868. He had served previously in the 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot and 25th (Kings Own Borderers) Regiment of Foot. Died at the Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling.
Maj. Thomas Archibald Scott: "In loving memory of Major Thomas Archibald Scott, 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Born 29th February 1860 - died 31st August 1921." Scott was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders in 1881. By April 1901 he had risen to the rank of Major in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. He fought in South Africa in 1899, but was invalided home and retired in July 1901.
Capt. Alexander Duncan Sim: "In memory of Captain Alexander Duncan Sim, Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who died March
Stirlings of Gargunnock: "To the memory of three generations of the Stirlings of Gargunnock who served on the vestry and worshipped inthi church."
Janet H. Thomson: plaque mounted below stained glass window commemorating Charles Thomson (north aisle - St Columba): "Also to the memory of his wife Janet H. Thomson, who died 17th July 1979." Mrs Thomson died 28 years to the day after her husband.
Col. Philip Durham Trotter: "To the glory of God and in memory of Colonel Philip Durham Trotter, knight, commanding Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, honorary freeman of the Burgh of Stirling ___ son of the late _____ Trotter, Esq. of Dreghorn, Midlothian. Born __ June 1844, died 26th October 1918." Trotter served in the Sudan 1884-85. He became Depot Commander at Stirling Castle in 1898 and retired in 1902. He died from malignant disease of bowels at Eckford, Roxburghshire.
2nd Lieut Evan Welldon Wilson: "In loving memory of Evan Welldon Wilson, 2nd Lieut. 4th batt. attached 11th
Pte Richard Griffiths