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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: CLUNIE Reply with quote

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Unveiled by Mrs WH Cox of Snaigow - January 8th 1921.

This Memorial has been almost forgotten but for a few of the aged parishioners (one of whom had great pleasure taking me to it).

This Cairn stands on a raised piece of ground north of the village hall (approx. 1 mile east of Clunie Loch/Church). It is a prominent site and when unveiled would be visible to much of the parish but trees have grown all around and hidden it from view. This memorial could well be on private ground.

Apparently, and until very recently, a native of the parish, who had moved away, still made pilgrimage to the cairn every year to lay a wreath.

My photo of the plaque is poor but I will transcribe the names soon.
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One of the men listed on this forgotten Cairn is;
Name: YOUNG
Initials: Alexander Aytoun
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 14/03/1917
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Isobel Aytoun-Young.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 25 and 63
Cemetery: BASRA MEMORIAL
Here is the family gravestone inscription in Clunie Churchyard nearby
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The Plaque reads;

1914 - 1918
CLUNIE PARISH

IN PROUD MEMORY OF
Sec. Lt. Charles Clark London Regiment
Gunner George Cuthbert RFA
Pte. Alexander Garrow Gordon Hdrs
Pte. John Irvine Canadians
Pte. Angus MacGregor MGC
Pte. William Patterson RASC
Pte. George M Y Smith Canadians
Corpl. David Whitehead DCM Canadians
Sec. Lt. Alexander Aytoun Young Royal Hdrs

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY

1939 - 45
Corpl. Hugh Barclay Scots Guards
Sergt. Pilot Alexander Little Royal Air Force


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:

Apparently, and until very recently, a native of the parish, who had moved away, still made pilgrimage to the cairn every year to lay a wreath.

Sad how the cairn appears to have been forgotten by all but those older generation.
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Hi Derek,

It is sad, there are a few in my area that really require attention, I must try and do something about it.
I know how hard it is, though, going on a one man crusade and it certainly takes the puff out of you.
Clunie is a dear place to me. My paternal grandmother' mother's family (MacKenzie) lived at Craigie hamlet for hundreds of years and had the Smithy and Post Office there.
Craigie overlooks Clunie Loch, at the edge of which is a mound containing the remains of Kenneth MacAlpine's (first King of Scots) Hunting Lodge. In 845 MacAlpine repelled the Danish invasion closeby.
On the Island is the remains of the castle (originally for the Bishops of Dunkeld) where the Admirable Crichton, the 'most intelligent and enlightened man in all Europe' was brought up.
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Name: SMITH, GEORGE McRITCHIE
Initials: G M
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regt.)
Unit Text: 29th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 02/09/1916
Service No: 76360
Additional information: Son of William and Mary Smith, of "Craigisla," Caddam Rd., Coupar Angus, Perthshire. Native of Logiebrae, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 50.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 09.09.16
'CLUNIE'
On Wednesday Mr William Smith, farmer, Logiebrae, received official intimation that his second son, Pvt. George McRitchie Smith, Canadian Contingent, has died in a stationary hospital from gunshot wounds received on 2nd September.
Deceased was in the Argentine for two years, and after being home for a period assisting his father on the farm, he emigrated to Canada in the summer of 1910. After the outbreak of war, he enlisted, and had been at the front for about ten months. He was 31 years of age.

His attestation papers;
http://data4.collectionscanada.ca/netacgi/nph-brs?s1=&s2=&s3=76360+&Sect4=AND&l=20&Sect1=IMAGE&Sect2=THESOFF&Sect5=CEF6PEN&Sect6=HITOFF&d=CEF6&p=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.collectionscanada.ca%2Farchivianet%2F02010602_e.html&r=0&f=S


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Surname GARROW
Firstname Alexander
Service number S/18022
Date of death 31/07/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Blairgowrie Perthshire
Other 8/10th Bn.
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: GARROW, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th/10th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service No: S/18022
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Isabella Garrow, of 50, William St., Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38
Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 25.08.17
'CLUNIE'
Pte. Alexander Garrow, Gordon Highlanders, youngest son of Mr Garrow, Wester Logie, was killed in action on 31st July. He was only 19 years of age.


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Surname CUTHBERT
Firstname George
Service number 182393
Date of death 09/08/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Alyth Perthshire
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Rank Gnr
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: CUTHBERT
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "B" Bty. 70th Bde.
Date of Death: 09/08/1917
Service No: 182393
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 48.
Cemetery: YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY

ALYTH GUARDIAN: 07.09.17
Gnr. George Cuthbert, Machine Gun Corps (sic), son-in-law of Mr Findlay Whyte, Chapel Street, has been killed in action. He came from Canada to enlist; his wife, who for health purposes, preceded him by a few months, died over three months ago.


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Name: McGREGOR, ANGUS CAMERON
Initials: A C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 19/11/1918
Service No: 125465
Additional information: Son of A. and Agnes MacGregor, of Londiani, Kenya Colony. Born in Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 13.
Cemetery: CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 22.02.19
'BUTTERSTONE'
Pte. A.C. MacGregor MGC, eldest son of Mr Archibald MacGregor, forester, East African Protectorate, and grandson of Mr Angus MacGregor, Postmaster, Butterstone died on 19th November last, at a casualty clearing station in France of broncho-pneumonia.


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Name: WHITEHEAD, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 30/08/1918
Service No: 138728
Awards: DCM
Additional information: Son of D. and Helen Whitehead, of Glenavon, Saskatchewan. Born at Blairgowrie, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 51.
Cemetery: VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 07.11.1918
'BUTTERSTONE'
Pte. David Whitehead, Canadians, late of Craigton, Butterstone, killed in action, was a grandson of Mrs Joyce, Craigton, and enlisted with the Canadians at the outbreak of the war. He had been in France for two years, and was recently awarded the D.C.M. for conspicuous bravery.

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Name: CLARK, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: London Regiment
Unit Text: 19th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Additional information: Son of the late Charles Clark, of Forneth, Dunkeld, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. H. 2.
Cemetery: SAILLY-SAILLISEL BRITISH CEMETERY

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 28.08.18
Sec- Lieut. Charles Clark, London Regiment (son of Mr Charles Clark, Forneth) is reported killed at Soquinet, shot through the head and dying instantaneously.
After serving his apprenticeship at Blairgowrie, he was employed as a grocer in Glasgow, when he enlisted in the H.L.I., and on receiving his commission he was transferred to the London Regiment.
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Name: PATTERSON
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 29/05/1918
Service No: G/68199
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. G. 19.
Cemetery: WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

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