In the aftermath of the First World War, the people of Britain needed a focus for their grief, loss and pride. War memorials were erected across the UK in the greatest wave of remembrance this nation has ever seen.
The Gretna War Memorial which takes the form of an obelisk, stands 18ft. high, designed and erected by Messrs Hope & Currie, Lockerbie at a cost of £520. It was unveiled in January 1921.
This booklet includes:
Roll of Honour
Article about the unveiling of the memorial including a speech given by Miss Smith of Graitney Hall.
Biographical information on those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World Wars One and Two