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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: AUCHTERMUCHTY Reply with quote

Auchtermuchty
UKNIWM Ref No. 2032

The Auchtermuchty war memorial takes the form of a tall freestone shrine featuring the carved half-scale sculpture of a soldier with head bowed and arms reversed set in an arched niche at the front. The commemoration and names of the dead are carved into the remaining three sides of the monument and there are carved regimental badges around the top. The memorial was designed by Glasgow architect James B. Dunn in collaboration with Edinburgh sculptor Alexander Carrick. There is further information on the sculptor at the Carrick website at:
www.alexandercarrick.webeden.co.uk
The monument stands at 'The Cross' in the middle of the town.





Below - a poor quality photocopy of the finished soldier in Carrick's Edinburgh yard.



WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
AITCHISON COLIN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
ANDERSON JOHN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
BECKETT MARTIN BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
BLYTH JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
CHRISTIE ANDREW SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CHRISTIE ROBERT ROYAL NAVY PRIVATE ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION
CLARK MATTHEW CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
DICK FRANK SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
FAIRLIE JOHN OGILVIE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CAPTAIN
FORD DONALD MCD. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
GRAY PETER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
GRIERSON WILLIAM ROYAL NAVY
HARDIE DAVID SCOTTISH RIFLES PRIVATE
LAING JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MITCHELL H.F. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MUIR J.M. ROYAL BERKS. REGIMENT PRIVATE
MURRAY JAMES HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
PETRIE J. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PETRIE P. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PHILP DAVID BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
PRINGLE DAVID SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
SMITH J.H. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SUTTIE H. KING'S LIVERPOOL REGIMENT PRIVATE
TAYLOR ROBERT LOVAT SCOUTS SERGEANT
WHITE H.H. BLACK WATCH SERGEANT
WILSON THOMAS H. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
BAYNE H. MCG. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
COMBE R.W.S. ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFTMAN FIRST CLASS
COOK S.F. ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS PRIVATE
COOPER I. A.A.C. CORPORAL
FERRANS R.J. ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT NAVIGATOR
GRAHAM W.T. ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS LANCE CORPORAL
HEGGIE R. BLACK WATCH CORPORAL
HOLDEN H.H. HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT PRIVATE
KENNEDY J. ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS DRIVER
LUMSDEN J.L. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MORGAN W. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS SERGEANT
ROBERTS C.H. ROYAL SCOTS CORPORAL
SOUTAR J.G. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WHITE A.C. ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT
WYSE W.B. G.S.C. PRIVATE
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Auchtermuchty Reply with quote

Thanks to Mr & Mrs Goldsmith for these photographs.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note the spelling on the forenames as comapred with H.H on the memorial:

Name: WHITE, WILLIAM HECTOR
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 3/3808
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hector White, of York Place, Perth; husband of Margaret Houston White, of Orchardflat, Auchtermuchty, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. G. 5.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE


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Derek P



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3-3808 Sgt. William Hector WHITE, 9th Royal Highlanders

Born St. Giles, Edinburgh. Enlisted Perth, 11 September 1914, aged 35. Posted, 12 September 1914. Disembarked France, 14 July 1915. Killed in action, Loos, 25 September 1915, aged 33. Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France, IV. G. 5. Son of Mr and Mrs Hector White, York Place, Perth; husband of Margaret Houston White, Orchard Flat, Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire.

AUCHTERMUCHTY CASUALTIES.

Mrs White, Orchardflat, Auchtermuchty, has received information that her husband, Sergeant Wm. H. White, 9th Black Watch, is missing, The Dundee Advertiser, 12 October 1915, 8.

SERGEANT KILLED.

Official information has been received of the death in action of another Perth man. He is Sergeant William H. White, 9th Black Watch, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Hector White, Brighton Villa, York Place, Perth. Sergeant White, who was 33 years of age, was brought up in Perth Barracks, where his father acted as colour-sergeant of the 42nd. Deceased who was well known in Perth, was married, and his wife and three of a family reside at Auchtermuchty. He enlisted in Kitchener’s Army at the outbreak of hostilities. The Dundee Advertiser, Friday, 5 November 1915, 9.



Sergeant W. White, 9th Black Watch, Auchtermuchty, killed in November 1915. He carried on a plumber’s business in Auchtermuchty for a number of years. Sergeant White left a widow and three children. Fife News Almanac, 1916.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Men of Auchtermuchty who gave their Lives in the Great War 1914-19

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



DJP, 5 September 2008





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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek P

Welcome to the forum and what a fantastic photograph. That must have taken some doing. Although the technique would not have been beyond any god photographer the fact it was done by a community and the men are all dead must make it pretty unique.

Many thanks for posting it.

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Derek P



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Adam,

It is quite unique and I can't remember seeing anything else like it. I'm not sure where the image was first used - this was a copy of an original that was sent to me by a friend several years ago.

All the best,

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have recently bought the British War Medal of Pte 169 David Hardie
Scottish Rifles from Auchtermuchty. Unfortunately no sign of Victory Medal

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=170761



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman has reported that the rifle from the Carrick sculpture has ben stolen. They are reporting it as vandalism but it will be metal theft if it was a bronze rifle.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/vandals-rip-rifle-from-war-memorial-1-2452306

Here is the text:

Vandals rip rifle from war memorial

Published on Monday 6 August 2012 02:03

VANDALS have damaged a Scottish war memorial which honours fallen soldiers from two world wars.

The statue has been defaced after a stone rifle was ripped from the figure of a hero soldier in Auchtermuchty, Fife.

Police are now hunting the vandals following the incident.

Pc Pamela Hay, of Fife Constabulary, said: “This was a despicable act.”




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Lindsay



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Killed In Normandy
Mr and Mrs James Kennedy, Lochybank Place, Auchtermuchty, have been notified that their youngest son, Driver John Kennedy, has been killed in action in Normandy. He was 22, and before joining up was employed by W. Robertson, contractor.
An elder son is serving overseas with the Black Watch.
Evening Telegraph 2 August 1944
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moriaty



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject: Muchty Remembers project Reply with quote

Last year there was a "Muchty Remembers" Great War exhibition and booklet about the men of Auchtermuchty and Dunshalt who served in World War One.

There is also a web site which can be accessed via Muchty Remembers Facebook and the link: http://muchtymg.wix.com/muchtyremembers

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