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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: GIFFORDTOWN Reply with quote

Giffordtown - Fife
UKNIWM Ref No. 44150

The Giffordtown memorial is a freestone obelisk set on square pedestal. The commemorations and names of the dead are listed on granit tablets set into the faces of the pedestal.
The monument stands at the crossroads near the hamlet in front of the kirk.







WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
AUSTIN THOMAS M. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS PRIVATE
BARCLAY ROBERT CANADIANS PRIVATE CANADIAN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS?
BORTHWICK GEORGE SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
BROWN JOHN W. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
CARSTAIRS DAVID BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
CHRISTIE THOMAS ROYAL ENGINEERS LANCE CORPORAL
FOWLER THOMAS GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
FULTON NORMAN MACHINE GUN CORPS PRIVATE
GIBB DAVID BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
HAXTON PETER A. ARMY CYCLIST CORPS PRIVATE
HENDERSON ROBERT SOUTH STAFFORDS PRIVATE
HOWATSON CHARLES ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER
HOWATSON WILLIAM LOTHIAN & BORDER HORSE LANCE CORPORAL
JOHNSTON DAVID BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
JOHNSTON ROBERT H.C.B. SERGEANT
KEITH JOHN W. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
LAMB JOHN P. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
LAWSON STEPHEN B. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE GORDON HIGHLANDERS?
LIDDLE GEORGE S. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
LOWE JOSEPH ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MACLEOD NORMAN A. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MCDONALD GEORGE BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
PATERSON JOHN S. CANADIANS SERGEANT CANADIAN MOUNTED RIFLES
PATERSON STEWART BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
PATERSON WILLIAM CAMERON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
PATON JOHN MACHINE GUN CORPS PRIVATE
REID JOHN W. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
RUSSELL ROBERT SCOTTISH RIFLES PRIVATE
RUTHERFORD THOMAS BLACK WATCH SERGEANT
SPITTAL ROBERT T. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
SWINTON ALEXANDER AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
TAYLOR JOHN EAST SURREYS LANCE CORPORAL
TRAIL GEORGE BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
TURNER ANDREW CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WALKER ANDREW BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
YATES JOHN ARMY CYCLIST CORPS COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
BLACK GEORGE ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CUNNINGHAM ROBERT ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT
HUTCHISON ROBERT BLACK WATCH MAJOR ? ?
IMRIE JOHN SCOTS GUARDS LANCE CORPORAL
SCOTT JAMES LONDON SCOTTISH PRIVATE


OTHER CONFLICTS:
LAWSON JOHN H. ROYAL NAVY BOY SEAMAN FIRST CLASS H.M.S. INDOMITABLE DIED 12TH FEBRUARY 1953
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although listed as GIFFORDTOWN WW1 AND WW2 UKNIWM Ref: 44150
It appears to be the Collesie Parish Memorial

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IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF COLLESSIE PARISH/ WHO MADE/ THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Giffordtown Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for the photos. She also informs me the memorial has been recently cleaned.








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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmm! I posted yesterday that the memorial in the Kirk at Collesie was the civic memorial. Seems this is it?! Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Giffordtown Reply with quote

I hope you are not expecting me to give you answer!!
This is not the first Fife memorial to get me confused - erect it in place X and we will call it after place Y.

I have only been in Fife 30 years so have another 100 to do before I am "nearly a local".
Will try to look at old newspapers to see if they can shed any light on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not llocal to Fife myself but my grandfather was born near Kelty so I am taking responsibility for this area!
Fife definately has been problematic. I don't know if I've seen so many memorials in unexpected places or called different things. I think the make up of the area due to the mining industry has played a big part.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject: Unveiling Reply with quote

Unveiled by Lt Col Black of Rossie on Sunday 15th August 1920.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:40 am    Post subject: Thomas Fowler GH Reply with quote

Thomas Fowler Pte S/3210 9th Gordon Highlanders b 1887 Collessie,Fife e Inverkeithing Died of Wounds F&F 21/08/1916 Age 29 Son of Mr & Mrs James Fowler, Hill St; Ladybank. 1891 Census: Orkie Mill Farm: Mo: Betsy. Fa: Ploughman. 1901 Census: Dunbog: Occ: Fieldworker on farm. Occ: Ploughman in Newburgh area. For some time Secretary of Ploughman's Union. Dundee Courier 3-11-16: Page 4: Photo Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery Fr 0703 Plot II Row B Grave 19
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