In the entrance to the Barony St. John’s church is a marble christening font.
It stands flush against the wall and I think it came from the original St. John’s church prior to its demolition.
It’s such a shame that it has been positioned so close to the wall as it prohibits you from reading the brass plaque on the rear;
I managed to get a camera behind to photograph (albeit in two photos) the inscription plate.
It reads –
“To the Glory of God: In loving memory of Lt. & Act. Capt. Robert Thorburn Adamson, 13 Royal Scots who fell near Arras, 23 April 1917 aged 23 and Lt. George Addis Adamson, 6 King’s Own Scottish Borderers who fell near Ypres, 12 October 1917 aged 19.
Erected by their Parents“
So touching that the parents should think of donating a christening font to the church to remember their sons by.
From their deaths, springs new life.
Lest we forget.