Remembrance service on 10 November
The Friends of Victoria Park will once again be hosting a simple Remembrance Service at Victoria Park's beautiful Cenotaph on Sunday 10 November at 2pm.
After an introduction from Michael Herrigan, Chairperson of the Friends, Gillian Mawdsley will pay tribute to some of the local people involved in World War 1 and World War 2.
The service will conclude with the reading of the citation followed by the last post, played by Jordanhill's Euan Aitken.
The Friends of Victoria Park reinstated the service several years ago. The Cenotaph is a major feature of the park and was erected in 1922 to commemorate all those who lost their lives in World War 1.
The monument by sculptor Francis William Doyle consists of a bronze female figure with outspread wings standing on a globe and holding out a wreath with both hands - a symbol of peace crowning the heroes..
The inscription on the cenotaph reads: Our /beloved dead/to the glory of God/and in/Grateful & everlasting/rememberance/ of the men of /Partick & Whiteinch/ who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.
The sculptor Francis Doyle was from Yorkshire and graduated for the Royal School of Art South Kensington. Following the Great War he undertook a number of commissions for English War Memorials but we believe this is his only Scottish War Memorial and it bears many similarities with ones he produced for Brighouse, Yorkshire, Cockermouth in Cumbria and the South African War Memorial in Saltwell Park, Gateshead.
More than 18,000 men from Glasgow were killed in World War 1 alone - too many to name on local war memorials. It was for this reason that a cenotaph where everyone could remember their own relatives and friends was built. You can see all their names listed in Glasgow's Roll of Honour
This youtube video shows just how well attended the Victoria Park Remembrance Service once was.