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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: LESLIE Reply with quote

Leslie - Kirkcaldy District
UKNIWM Ref No. 8533

The Leslie war memorial is a tall cenotaph constructed or rustic freestone blocks with tapering pedestal and standing on two steps. The commemorations and names of the WWI dead are carved on dressed sandstone panels set into the faces of the pedestal. The names of the WWII dead have been carved on the lower part of two faces of the pedestal, below the WWI panels.
At the top of the cenotaph on the four sides are carved:
A cross with heart and the inscription 'SACRIFICE'
A reversed sword with wreath and the inscription 'VALOUR'
A rampant griffin with wreath and the inscription 'DVTY'
A saltire in wreath and the inscription 'ENVRANCE'
The monument stands in gardens at the junction of Greenside Street and High Street.







The photographs were taken in the 1990's and the sandstone tablets were becoming weathered in places so there may be some inaccuracies in the following transcriptions until they can be checked into. I've included a few question marks were I was unsure.

WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
AIKMAN ALBERT BLACK WATCH SERGEANT
ALLAN THOMAS B. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE
ANDERSON ALEXANDER KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
ANDERSON PETER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
ARTHUR JOHN ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER
BAIN ANDREW ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
BALFOUR DAVID GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
BAND ALEXANDER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
BAND JAMES BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
BARCLAY DAVID BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
BARCLAY WILLIAM BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
BARCLAY WILLIAM KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS LANCE CORPORAL
BAXTER HARRY H.L.I.
BLACK DAVID KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
BOGIE WILLIAM CORPORAL? CAMERON HIGHLANDERS?
BORTHWICK GEORGE BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
BREWS ALEXANDER ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
BREWS WILLIAM CANADIANS PRIVATE
BROWN ALEXANDER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
BROWN ALEXANDER L. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS PRIVATE
CAMPBELL DAVID F. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE
CAMPBELL WILLIAM F. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE
CHRYSTAL JAMES ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
COOPER ALBERT E. CANADIANS LANCE CORPORAL
CRABB ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CRAIG ROBERT BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
CRAWFORD JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CRIGHTON BRYCE MCN. S.H. PRIVATE
CROMBIE ALEXANDER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
DALRYMPLE MICHAEL BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
DEAS WALTER ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
DELARGIE EDWARD E. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
DEWAR HARRY ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
DICKSON ANDREW BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
DOIG GEORGE BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
DUNCAN ANDREW BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
FARMER DAVID ROYAL SCOTS LANCE CORPORAL
FERGUSON JOHN BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
GALLOWAY GEORGE D. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
GIBSON ALEXANDER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
GOW ALEXANDER S.H. SERGEANT
GOW PETER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
HAMILTON ALEXANDER R. HIGHLAND CYCLIST BATTALION PRIVATE
HAY JOHN BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
HAY WILLIAM BLACK WATCH SERGEANT
JARVIS DAVID BLACK WATCH SERGEANT
JARVIS ROBERT ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE
JOHNSTON JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
JOHNSTON ROBERT BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
KING DAVID BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
KIRK ROBERT BLACK WATCH SERGEANT
KIRK WILLIAM BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
LIVINGSTON WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MACK ANDREW BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MACK WILLIAM KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
MACKIE JOHN ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MCBURNETT CHARLES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MCCATHIE MATTHEW ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
MCKENZIE ALEXANDER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MCPHAIL ANGUS BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MOONEY THOMAS ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
MOWBRAY WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MUIR JOHN R. BERKS PRIVATE
MUNRO JOHN BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
NELSON DAVID ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
OGILVIE JAMES B. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
PEEBLES ALEXANDER SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
PEEBLES ANDREW BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
PENMAN JAMES B. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PETRIE GEORGE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS PRIVATE
POTTER THOMAS ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PRYDE DAVID H.G.B.? PRIVATE
RITCHIE DOUGLAS ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS C.Q.M.S.
RITCHIE ROBERT ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
ROBERTSON WILLIAM G. CANADIANS BOMBADIER
ROY ROBERT BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
RUDDIMAN WILLIAM KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS LANCE CORPORAL
SHOOLBRAID HARRY BLACK WATCH SERGEANT
SIM WILLIAM DORSET PRIVATE
SPEED WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SWORD ROBERT U.S.A. CORPORAL
TAYLOR ROBERT CANADIANS PRIVATE
THOMSON GEORGE BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
THOMSON PETER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
THOMSON WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
TODD JOHN BLACK WATCH SERGEANT
TODD ROBERT BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
TODD WILLIAM BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
TORRANCE JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
TORRANCE WILLIAM BLACK WATCH SERGEANT
TULLIS JOHN DRYSDALE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS CAPTAIN
TULLIS WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS CAPTAIN
WALLACE GEORGE BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WALLACE ROBERT BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WALLACE WILLIAM O. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
WHITESIDE PETER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WHYTE ANDREW D. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WISHART DAVID H. SOUTH AFRICANS PRIVATE



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
ANDERSON JOHN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT PILOT
BARRETT ROBERT CANADIANS SERGEANT
BEATSON JOHN SCOTS GREYS SERGEANT
BEVERIDGE WILLIAM ROYAL ARTILLERY GUNNER
BLAIR JOHN BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
BONAR ALEXANDER SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BREWSTER JOHN ROYAL ARTILLERY GUNNER
BROWN FRANCIS ROYAL AIR FORCE FLIGHT SERGEANT
BROWN FRANK ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFTMAN SECOND CLASS
CLEMENT DAVID ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS CORPORAL
CRUICKSHANKS MATTHEW FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY TROOPER
DUNCAN DAVID BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
FARMER ANDREW BLACK WATCH CORPORAL
GREIG DAVID ROYAL NAVY STOKER
HOGG JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
HUTTON DAVID BLACK WATCH ?
JOHNSTONE JAMES ROYAL ENGINEERS ?
MACMASTER HECTOR AUSTRALIANS ?
MAIN FRANCIS ROYAL NAVY ?
MCLELLAND JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MORRIS JOHN HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
MORRIS ROBERT ? PRIVATE
NELSON GORDON ? PRIVATE
PRATT ALEXANDER ? PRIVATE
RITCHIE R. DOUGLAS ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT PILOT
SMART JOHN ? GUNNER
WATSON ALFRED ? DRUMMER
WHYTE WILLIAM ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT AIR GUNNER


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some CWGC entries for a few of the names I was unsure about.


PRYDE, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 4th/5th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 29/10/1917
Service No: 350159
Additional information: Son of John and Isabella Pryde, of Ingleside, Strathenry, Leslie, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 94 to 96.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL



Name: PRATT, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. President III.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 29/07/1943
Service No: D/JX 268016
Additional information: Son of James B. Pratt and Martha Pratt, of Kirkcaldy, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. C. 11.
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY



Name: SMART, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 155 Bty., 52 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 28/06/1942
Service No: 1632607
Additional information: Son of George Smart, and of Mary Ann M. Smart, of Leslie, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 37.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you can see the the problem, highlighted by Jim, regarding the weathering of names has been remedied. Marble(?) panels with the names thereon have been cut into the monument. I think it has been done very neatly and the choice of colour compliments the structure.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos Mark and yes the refurbishment looks excellent. There was a spell in the 70's and 80's when panels were being replaced by those thin laminate panels, usually brown with a white border, which are durable but otherwise look terrible. Its great to see the work done properly.
By the way what is HCyB? Highland Cycling Battalion?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
By the way what is HCyB? Highland Cycling Battalion?


Highland Cyclist Battalion. You'll fnd it mostly on Fife and Angus memorials where it was raised. There were three battalions raised for home defence in 1914. It was later incorporated into the Black Watch.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Edward E Delargie listed was this man:

Name: DELARGY, EDWARD
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/8th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 06/09/1917
Service No: 335727
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Winnifred Delargy, of 42, Mount Pleasant, Leslie, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. H. 19.
Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

He was one of a small number of Scots who were shot at dawn for Desertion. He was pardoned along with the rest in 2006. It is good to see that he has always been included on his local war memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:32 am    Post subject: Leslie Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for the newspaper clipping which shows the memorial as it was in the past.
Slab-landscaping by memorial done 1953-54'ish

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Tullis Brothers Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
TULLIS JOHN DRYSDALE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS CAPTAIN
TULLIS WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS CAPTAIN


I see the first two WW1 casualties are listed out of sequence unlike every other name. I wonder if this is because of rank alone or their being brothers?

(Glasgow Herald 23rd November 1914)
"Died of wounds, on the 18th last, at British Hospital, Hotel Bellevue, Wimereux, France. Captain John Drysdale Tullis, Royal Scots Fusiliers, husband of Rachel Mary Tullis, and second son of Robert Tullis, Strathenry, Leslie."

CWGC
Name: TULLIS, JOHN DRYSDALE
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 18/11/1914
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. Q. 4.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: TULLIS
Firstname: John Drysdale
Date Death: 18/11/1914
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Capt

CWGC
Name: TULLIS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Secondary Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
Secondary Unit Text: attd. (Adjt.) 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tullis, of Strathenry, Leslie, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: TULLIS
Firstname: William
Date Death: 01/07/1916
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Capt

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks to me like officers first and then everyone else.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Tullis Brothers Reply with quote

Connected to the Tullis Russell Papermakers?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Sim (John Anderson) Reply with quote

WW1 Casualty William Sim served under the name John Anderson for reasons unknown. Although prior to the war he had served in the Navy for 5 years.
CWGC has his age as 40, but in the roll of honour his age is give as 29.

He is in the Arbroath Roll of Honour becaue his father was from Arbroath. His father Richard joined the Black Watch at 60 years of age in 1915.
He also had a younger brother who served in the K.O.S.B.

CWGC
Name: SIM, WILLIAM F.
Initials: W F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Dorsetshire Regiment
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 40
Date of Death: 21/08/1915
Service No: 11650
Additional information: Served as John ANDERSON. Son of Richard Sim, of 24, Swan St., Denbeath, Methil, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 136 to 139.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

CWGC
Name: ANDERSON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: ALIAS
Date of Death: 21/08/1915
Service No: 11650
Additional information: See SIM, the true family name.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ANDERSON
Firstname: John
Service Number: 11650
Date Death: 21/08/1915
Place of birth: Glencraig Fife
Other: 5th Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:07 am    Post subject: Pte. Alexander Crombie Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Alexander Crombie, R.H.

(Glasgow Herald 1st Nov 1915)
"Alex. Crombie, 8th Black Watch, son of the late Corporal Crombie, a Crimean veteran, Leslie, was killed by an aerial bomb when coming out of the trenches in France on Saturday last."

CWGC
CROMBIE, A
Rank: Private
Service No: S/8870
Date of Death: 21/10/1916
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. F. 15.
Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND

SNWM
Surname: CROMBIE
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: S/8870
Date Death: 21/10/1915
Place of birth: Leslie
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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