Kelso War Memorial

By eminent architect Sir Robert Lorimer (Edinburgh), 1921. Mercat Cross type war memorial. Square shaft surmounted by cross, on pedestal with niche containing a bronze figure representing "Good overcoming Evil" (St George slaying the dragon) by renowned sculptor C d’O Pilkington Jackson, set on stepped base with octagonal balustraded parapet surround, each face containing a tablet with inscribed names of the 243 men of Kelso and District who gave their lives for us all.

Inscribed on the obelisk are the words:

"To the Glory of God and in honoured memory
of the men of this town and district who fell in the Great War.
Greater Love Hath No Man Than This."

This terrifying evil building was found from Flickr by user David_Leicafan . Original date: 2018-04-21 19:41:14

Tagged: , 28mm Summicron , Sir Robert Lorimer , C d’O Pilkington Jackson , War memorial , Sculpture