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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Page 27 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: VC Winner on Memorial Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Lumsden FW VC DSO & 3 Bars & 4 MiD Reply with quote

Frederick William LUMSDEN, VC DSO & 3 Bars & 4 MiD
Born India
Educated The Gym, Old Aberdeen. The Gymnasium, or Chanonry School, is private property, but has some characteristics of an important public school: was opened in 1848, with design to prepare boys for the university: has accommodation for boarders, 9 class-rooms with capacity for at least 150 boys, and 2 playgrounds: and is conducted by the proprietor, a rector, and 7 masters. Later attended Bristol Grammar.

1917 - The 15th H.L.I. captured a battery of six guns before Selency, in an action in which Major F. W. Lumsden, commanding the 17th H.L.I., received the VC.
An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30122, dated 8th June, 1917, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery, determination and devotion to duty. Six enemy field guns having been captured, it was necessary to leave them in dug-in positions, 300 yards in advance of the position held by our troops. The enemy kept the captured guns under heavy fire. Maj. Lumsden undertook the duty of bringing the guns into our lines. In order to affect this, he personally led four artillery teams and a party of infantry through the hostile barrage. As one of these teams’ sustained casualties, he left the remaining teams in a covered position, and, through very heavy rifle, machine gun and shrapnel fire, led the infantry to the guns. By force of example and inspiring energy he succeeded in sending back two teams with guns, going through the barrage with the teams of the third gun. He then returned to the guns to await further teams, and these he succeeded in attaching to two of the three remaining guns, despite rifle fire, which had become intense at short range, and removed the guns to safety. By this time the enemy, in considerable strength, had driven through the infantry covering points, and blown up the breach of the remaining gun. Maj. Lumsden then returned, drove off the enemy, attached the gun to a team and got it away."
From Commonwealth War Graves: FREDERICK WILLIAM LUMSDEN CB, DSO and 3 Bars, VC
Brigadier General Commanding 14th Bde. Royal Marine Artillery who died on Tuesday, 4th June 1918. Age 45.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: James A O Brooke VC Reply with quote

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Brooke James Anson Otho Captain VC 2nd Gordon Highlanders Newhills 03/02/1884 Com 11 Oct 1905 30 Killed in Action F & F 29-Oct-14 Son of Capt H.V. Brooke J.P. D.L. Late 92nd Gordon Highlanders & Patricia Eyers.City Roll of Honour The date on which the award was Pub. L.G. 18/2/1915. Roll of Honour Vol I page 54. Zantvoorde British Cemetery B 116 Plot VI Row E Grave 2 City Newhills & St Andrews Ep Photo taken 1999 Nov
His brothers : Brooke Henry Brian Capt 2nd Gordon Highlanders Newhills 09/12/1889 26 Died of Wounds London 24-Jul-16 3rd son of Capt Sir Harry V Brooke & Patricia Eyres. Died of wounds (Mametz). AJ 31/7/16 also dis cas 8/7/16 Page 6.City Roll of Honour Roll of Service in the Great War : page 38 : photo. Roll of Honour Vol V page 22 also details of Patrick. Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery U. K. Aberdeen (Springbank) N.19 29/7/16 page 3 City & Newhills St Andrews Ep Brooke Patrick Harry Sub-Lt Royal Navy HMS Courageous Countesswells 21/05/1895 22 Deid of Enteric Fever Plymouth 25-May-17 Son of Sir Harry Vesey Brooke, KBE & Lady Brooke, Fairley, Countesswells.City Roll of Honour City Roll of Honour. The Roll of Honour Vol V page 22 also on that page Henry's details. Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery U. K. Aberdeen (Springbank) N.19 City & St Andrews Ep also their borther-in-law: Cameron Napier Charles Gordon Capt 1st Cameron Highlanders Gibraltar 14/12/1876 37 Killed in Action F & F 25-Sep-14 Son of Gen Sir William Gordon Cameron, GCB Nea House, Christchurch. Hants. City Roll of Honour Ardgriannach, Aboyne. Husband of Constance Geraldine Cameron, Fairley, Countesswells, Aberdeenshire. Dau. Of Capt Harry Brooke.CWGC 1st Bn date 26th Roll of Honour: Vol II Page 55. Bourg-Et-Comin Communal Cemetery Fr 1339 Grave 1 City & St Andrews Ep


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Archibald Bissett Smith VC Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:33 am    Post subject: Archibald Bisset Smith Reply with quote

His birth is registered in Kincardineshire, just to make things difficult.
Born 19th Dec 1878 at Cosie Brae, Cults, Aberdeenshire.
The first entry in 1879 for Banchory Devenick is that of the above man.
His father William Smith gives his Occ: Accountant in Aberdeen and Mother's details as Annie Smith nee Nicoll.
I looked the Aberdeen Street Directories and found details : 37 Marshal St; H Cosie Brae Cults.
Another entry in a later directory gave his Occ as Wholesalw Tea Merchant. You can follow the family by checking out the Census details I've looked up the 1881 & 1891 Census.
There is a wealth of info held my Robert Gordon's College.
The school has an award "The Otaki Shield" for pre-eminence in character, leadership and athletics.
The action is well covered in other sites.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject: Robert Grierson Combe Reply with quote

Born in Aberdeen 5 August 1880 his details in the City Roll of Honour: 24 Ferryhill Pl; Aberdeen Gramar School magazine gives lots of info. His father was a hotel waiter then ran a temperance hotel.
Again the family can be folloed in the census.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:10 am    Post subject: Archibald Bisset Smith VC Reply with quote

The Smiths lived at various addresses in Aberdeen from circa 1875 which are detailed below.


1876 22 Albert Terrace, Aberdeen

1878 Cosie Brae, Cults

1881 9 Eldon Place, Aberdeen

1886 6 Watson Street, Aberdeen

1891 65 Loanhead Terrace, Aberdeen

1906 51 Westburn Road, Aberdeen

They subsequently lived at 24 Argyll Place, Aberdeen and it is this address which is used on the Aberdeen Memorial Roll, it being his parents residence until the 1930's. He married in 1914 and and resided in England at his death, whilst serving in the Mercantile Marine
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne has posted the photos of the names recorded in the roll of honour but she is also posting the details for each individual name.

Because of the numbers involved this thread would become too large if they were posted here so they are being split into seperate threads.

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - A

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - B

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - C

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - D

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - E

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - F

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - G

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - H

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names – I

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - J

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - K

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - L

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - Mc/Mac

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - M

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - N

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - O

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - P

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - Q

Aberdeen War Memorial, Great War names - R
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some recent photographs of the Memorial Hall. The Lion was carved by local masons James Philip and George Cooper. Philip is considered Aberdeen's greatest stone carver.

















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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:31 am    Post subject: George Selbie Reply with quote

George Selbie's name appears on the Stirling War Memorial. The roll of honour doesn't give an address for him - just: Selbie, George, Pte, 8th Gordons.
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SELBIE, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: S/7452
Date of Death: 06/07/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 39 to 41.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Elsie Selbie, of 112, Bon-Accord St., Aberdeen, and the late Joseph Selbie

SDGW
Name: George Selbie
Death Date: 6 Jul 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Stirling
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Battalion: 8th Battalion
Regimental Number: S/7452
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Effects: mother – Elsie (self and children, James, Jos (Joseph?) and Jeanie; brother John’s share;
No service records

SDGW gives Stirling as his enlistment place but now I've found on this thread (thanks to Anne Park) that he lived at 18 Upper Craigs, Stirling. Another wee bit of the jigsaw!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the WW1 Centenary page of the Stirling Observer of today (15 July 2015), there is an article from July 13 1915 which mentions George Selbie.

Soldier Pals are Killed in Action
James Cherry, tailor, 12 Spittal Street, received information from the War Office that his son John, a private in A Company, 8th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, was killed on July 5 1915.
Pte Cherry had joined the Gordons in November 1914, with his chum George Selbie, who worked as a hairdresser with Mr William McArthur, Upper Craigs.
Pte Selbie had also written to Mr Cherry telling him of his son's death and stating that the 8th Gordons were holding the advance line of trenches when between midnight and 2am on July 5, the Germans started shelling.
A Company were told to prepare themselves for a possible attack and it was at that time that Pte Cherry was struck on the head by shrapnel. He was killed instantly.
Tragically, it fell to another "Son of the Rock", Pte Lumsden to send word back to Stirling of the death two days later in similar circumstances of Pte Selbie.
Pte Lumsden, son of Mr David Lumsden, railway constable, Stirling Station, was present at the funeral of both men.
Pte Cherry, 24, had worked as a painter and went to the Front, along with Pte Selbie,in February 1915.
Pte Selbie was from Stonehaven but had lived in Stirling for two years and was well known in Upper Craigs.
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