The Memorial to the 6th Batt (Banffshire & Donside) Gordon Highlanders at Keith

A Gordon Highlander loads his rifle in readiness for action


6 Gh Memorial plinth

Re-photographed May 2009

The text on the memorial base reads

6th Batts The Gordon Highlanders
Banffshire and Donside

To the Glory of God
in memory of the officers
non commissioned officers and men
who fell in The Great War

also those who fell
in The Second Great War

Let those who come after see to it
that their names be not forgotten


6th Batt Memorial unveiled 11th Nov 1923

6th  Batt Gordon Highlanders Memorail at Keith,  11th Nov 1923

The main ceremony for the formal opening of the 6th Batt memorial, and the Parish of Keith Memorial in front of it, took place on Armistice Day 1923 in Keith parish church. Following the service the memorials were unveiled and dedicated.

Account taken from the Banffshire Herald
"Boy scouts and girl guides took up a position in front of the memorials, the Gordons took up a position on the left of the memorials, while pipers went inside the enclosure. At the corners of the two memorials were Gordons, standing with arms reversed. The Duke of Richmond stepped forward and pronounced the dedicatory and thanksgiving prayer, which was followed by the lament "The Flowers of the Forest" by the battalion pipers. The "Last Post" was then sounded. The Duke and others laid wreaths and the ceremony concluded with the singing of the national anthem, the dedication by Rev Mathew Stewart and the sounding of reveille "

6th Gordons Memorial, Keith


6th Gordons Honours

The Battle Honours of the 6th Gordon Highlanders.