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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: KILCONQUHAR, WW1 Reply with quote

Kilconquhar - Fife
UKNIWM Ref No. 3020

The Kilconquhar First World War memorial is a rustic grey granit cross and cairn type pedestal, standing on two low freestone steps. A downturned sword is carved in shallow relief on the upper face, with a cross carved on the lower face of the cross shaft. The commemoration and names of the dead are listed in lead lettering on the face of the pedestal.
The monument stands outside the north boundary of the kirk and cemetery adjoining the main road.
A white marble tablet has been set onto the lower steps bearing the inscription:
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
IN MEMORY OF
OUR FALLEN COMRADES
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FROM EX-SERVICE MEN OF
KILCONQUHAR PARISH





WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ADAMS ORD FIFE & FORFARSHIRE YEOMANRY LIEUTENANT
AITKEN T. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
ANSTRUTHER J. ST.CLAIR CARABINIERS LIEUTENANT
BAXTER R.F. ROYAL SUSSEX SECOND LIEUTENANT
BEVERIDGE P. SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
BISSET A. B.W.N.R. PRIVATE
BORROWMAN W. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
BOWE D. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CAMERON J. SOUTH AFRICANS PRIVATE
CATHCART W. ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE
CHRISTIE A. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY PRIVATE
CLARK J. ROYAL FLYING CORPS SECOND LIEUTENANT
COLLINS M. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
FARMER A. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
FERGUSON D. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE
FLOCKHART J. ROYAL NAVY LIEUTENANT ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE
GORRIE T. BLACK WATCH CORPORAL
GRIEVE W. CANADIANS PRIVATE
GUTHRIE D. BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
HARRIS J. MACHINE GUN CORPS PRIVATE
HODGE R. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
HOWIE G. LONDON REGIMENT PRIVATE 8TH LONDONS
LOUDEN J. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
NIVEN C. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
PRINGLE J. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
PRYDE J. H.C.B. PRIVATE
SINCLAIR T. ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY PRIVATE
WALKER T. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WILSON J. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
WISHART J. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WOOD P. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
YOUNG A. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: KILCONQUHAR WW1 Reply with quote

Another two photographs, thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Kilconquhar civic Reply with quote

The Courier and Advertiser for Tuesday 16 Feb 2010 : Craigie section :

page 12 : Private Remembered

Alan Provan, from Elie , has been in touch hoping that Craigie readers might be able to help him.

He says , "Private Alex Bisset , 2nd /7th Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders ) is remembered on the Kilconquhar War Memorial . On the memorial it says Pte A Bisset , BWNR . There is also a CWGC stone for him in the churchyard.

"I wonder if any of your readers could tell me what the BWNR stands for ?"

replies to email : craigie@thecourier.co.uk



I have checked the CWGW index and see that Bisset Alex Pte Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders ) 2nd /7th Bn , service number 2233
transferred to Royal Defence Corps ( 27937 )
died 15 September 1919 aged 57 years the husband of Elzabeth Mabon Bisset, of West End, Kilconquhar , Fife

grave : North West of Churh Kilconquhar Parish Church .

( I presume his CWGC headstone will have the Royal Defence Corps badge on it instead of his Mother regiment - Black Watch as he had transferred to the RDC )



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He is not listed on the Scottish National War Memorial , Edinburgh Castle . - Checked both spellings of Bisset and Bissett for a roll of honour casualty


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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat

We've actually discussed Private Bissett before. See here:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1075

It could it be Black Watch, National Reserve since the National Reserve became the Royal Defence Corps in 1916 .

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Adam
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Pte A Bisset Reply with quote

Thanks for that info

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Kilconquhar Reply with quote

The Courier & Advertiser "Craigie " column for 27 Oct 2010 has this write up that I thought would interest everyone ..

KILCONQUHAR QUERY :

Elie Reader Alan Provan has contacted me to say " to advance my research on the names remembered on KILCONQUHAR War Memorial , I hope that the readers of your column might be able to assist me with any information on Pte A Farmer of the Black Watch.

"I have used up all the recognised avenues of research and have drawn a complete blank. I can find no record of him at all , not even in Kilconquhar Parish churchyard.

"I have two questions that your readers might help me with. Is there anywhere else that someone who lived in Kilconquhar Parish might be buried ? Are there any descendants of Pte Farmer who would be kind enough to give me information about him and any idea of why he is remembered on the Kilconquhar War Memorial ?

email :

craigie@thecourier.co.uk



Wednesday 27 October 2010 :

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:06 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Cathcart Reply with quote

Pte. W. Cathcart, R.S.F.

(Glasgow Herald 3rd July 1915)
"Private Wm. Cathcart, R.S.F., (T.), has died of wounds received in the Gallipoli Peninsula. He was a native of Kilconquhar, Fife, and had been employed as a gardener at Craigie house, Ayr, before the war."

CWGC
CATHCART, W
Rank: Private
Service No: 7884
Date of Death: 07/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 3.
Cemetery: PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES

SNWM
Surname: CATHCART
Forename: William
Rank: Pte
Service number: 7884
Date of death: 7 June 1915
Theatre of death: Gallipoli
Cause of death: Died of wounds.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail: 1/5th Bn.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: David Bowe GH Reply with quote

David Bowe Pte S/2460 8th Gordon Highlanders b Gretna,Fife e Kirkcaldy Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 (Battle Of Loos) Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119
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Michael Collins Pte S/10013 5th Gordon Highlanders b Kilconquhar,Fife e Leven Age 21 Died Home 24/11/1918 Son of Charles and Jane Collins, of Barnyards, Kilconqubar. KILCONQUHAR PARISH CHURCHYARD North-East of Church.
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