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The 20th Century

In 1889 Samuel Macaulay became Minister of Tealing Parish Church, where he remained until he died in 1925. Rev. Macaulay was very active in the Parish and his name shows up regularly in the School Board Minutes. He is also mentioned in the 1909 poem "The Tealing Bazaar" by H Lamont "Mrs Martin and spouse and parson Macaulay, a' footed it oot o'er the floor gay and brawly".

In 1921, he presided over the much more serious affair of the Dedication of the War Memorial. The Dundee Advertiser on 29 August 1921 reported " from every part of the parish of Tealing came little parties on Saturday afternoon to be present at the unveiling of their war memorial. It was an afternoon of intermittent sun and shadow, and the scene presented there in the kindly shelter of purple-crowned Craigowl, though simple, was none the less deeply impressive. The school children formed a choir round the base of the monument and their sweet young voices rose on the perfumed air with those of their elders in harmonious psalms of thanksgiving for the sacred memories of those who had fallen. Rev Macaulay, in an eloquent address, said that, in reply to the frequent inquiry why such a quiet rural parish required a war memorial, he desired to say that the war had sent it's call into every hamlet and village in the land, and that in proportion to their numbers, the small parishes had contributed as liberally of their manhood and womanhood as the larger ones, and had suffered as great and sore losses. The clear notes of the Last Post were blown by Bugler Robert Smith of the Black Watch".

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