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Rededication of Whitburn Cenotaph

February 10th, 2014 · No Comments · News

On Friday 21 March 2014, a ceremony is being held to rededicate the newly refurbished cenotaph area and launch a new First World War project, which the pupils of Whitburn Academy are heavily involved in.  The day will link two soldiers from Whitburn whose name appear on the memorial, Lt Sir Gawaine Baillie, who we believe to be the first Whitburn man to have lost his life in 1914 and Sapper Robert Thomson who was the last Whitburn resident recorded on the cenotaph.  Along with many others, these two brave men were united undertaking their duty, paying the ultimate sacrifice.

A parade of serving soldiers and ex-service personnel will assemble and leave Whitburn Bowling Club, West Main Street at 2pm and parade to the cenotaph, where the ceremony will begin at 2.30pm, returning to Whitburn Bowling Club thereafter for refreshments.

We would encourage you to join the parade and if you would like to do so, please phone 01501 748708 or visit our office at 61 West Main Street.  Alternatively, you can register your interest by emailing paul@whitburncdt.org.uk in order for the Parade Marshall to facilitate the event. The parade will assemble at 1.45pm. Any residents of Whitburn or surrounding districts wishing to honour our fallen and take part in the ceremony should arrive at the cenotaph, Manse Road Whitburn, before the ceremony begins at 2.30pm. All welcome.

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