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History / Ceremony to formally unveil Quarff war memorial

Pearl Johnson will be attending the ceremony.

THE QUARFF war memorial is due to get a formal unveiling next weekend.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday (20 May) at 11am in the Quarff churchyard. Refreshments will follow in the local hall.

The memorial will be unveiled by Pearl Johnson, sister of Alexander Malcolmson who was lost on HMS Hood during the battle of the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1942.

The Hood was sunk while engaging the German battleship Bismark.

The ceremony will be attended by a range of representatives, including from the Royal Air Force Association and the army reserve, while the public are welcome to attend.

It comes after a community group was set up to move the existing memorial from the wall of the Quarff kirk – which has fallen into a state of disrepair – and relocate it to the new part of the kirkyard.

A new stone with the names of those from Quarff lost in the Great War has been added to complete the memorial.

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