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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: ST. FILLANS Reply with quote

A small bridge crossing Loch Earn, opposite the shops in the village, leads you to the monument.
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This is one of my favourite memorials and its in a beautiful location.
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GREAT WAR

Captain Andrew Currie Begg


Captain Andrew Currie Begg, The Black Watch, was a son of the rev. Dr. Bruce Begg, Fox Knowe, St. Fillans, and late of Abbotshall, Kirkcaldy, and husband of Mrs K. Smith Begg, Woodlands Ware, who, with six children, survive.
He was 36 years of age, and, before the war, was on the home staff of the National Bank of India, Ltd., Bishopgate, London, where he was highly esteemed.
In pre-war days he served as a Volunteer in the Black Watch, enlisting in the same regiment in November, 1914. In the following March he received his commission as second lieutenant in the 7th Battalion of that regiment, and in November, 1915, he was made adjutant with the rank of lieutenant, serving as adjutant with the 2nd Inniskilling Fusiliers for the month of December. By one of the ironies of fate he was gazetted captain four days after his death, dating from the previous June. He was killed at High Wood on 30th July, 1916.
His colonel wrote of him:- “He was a fine soldier and a very gallant and brave man, and, in the attack on the german trenches on the 30th, seeing men hesitating to go over the parapet, jumped up himself and led them on again and again against hopeless odds. His loss to me will be quite irreparable, and I can honestly say it would be almost impossible to find a better adjutant, and in the eight months during which he held that post I had learned not only to value his high qualities as a soldier but to love him as a man”.

Name: BEGG, ANDREW CURRIE
Initials: A C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: Adjt. 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Additional information: Son of the late Rev. Bruce B. Begg, D.D., and Magdalene Currie Begg, of The Knowe, St. Fillans; husband of the late Kate Smith Barber Begg.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. G. 9.
Cemetery: SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2
KILLED IN ACTION


Captain William Debenham MacLaren Stewart


Captain William Debenham MacLaren Stewart, younger of Ardvorlich, was born on the 15th April, 1893. Educated at Wellington, where he played in the College XV. He joined the Black Watch in 1914 at Aldershot, and soon after was posted to the 2nd Battalion in India. On the declaration of war he left with his battalion for France, reaching the Western Front in October, 1914. He took part in various actions, including neuve Chapelle and Richbourg l’Avone, where he was wounded. He returned to the front in October, 1915, when he got his company, and transferred to the 1st battalion. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, near Fleurs, on 25th September, 1916. He was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig’s dispatch on 9th April, 1916. Captain Stewart was the eldest son of the late Major and Mrs Stewart, of Ardvorlich, and grandson of the late Colonel John Stewart, R.A., C.I.E.

Name: STEWART, WILLIAM DEBNAM McLAREN
Initials: W D M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 25/09/1916
Additional information: (Yr. of Ardvorlich). Son of the late Major William Stewart, of Ardvorlich, and Lily MacLaren Stewart.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
KILLED IN ACTION


Private Peter Campbell Ferguson


Private Peter Campbell Ferguson was a son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Ferguson, Ardrostan Cottage, St. Fillans. Previous to joining the Army he was employed by Mr Campbell at the Hotel, St. Fillans. He was 20 years of age, and enlisted into the 9th Battalion of the Black Watch (Kitchener’s Army) on 10th October, 1916, and went to France in February of 1917; wounded on the 23rd April, 1917, he returned home. Going back to France in July, 1917, he was posted to the 7th Black Watch, and saw much hard fighting while serving with that regiment. He was killed in the push of 22nd March, 1918.

Name: FERGUSON, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Service No: S/17773
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Catherine Ferguson, of Dalchonzie Siding, Comrie. Born at *Killin, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. A. 17.
Cemetery: GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY
BORN: *GLENOGLE, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: PERTH
DIED OF WOUNDS - FRANCE & FLANDERS

Private James A. Johnston


Private James A. Johnston was a son of the late Mr William Johnston and Mrs Johnston, Holly, St. Fillans. He was employed as golf green-keeper before enlistment and was 21 years of age. He joined the Army on the 20th June, 1915, receiving his training at Bridge of earn and Ripon, and was on recruiting duty for some time before he proceeded overseas on 25th December, 1916. He was killed in the fighting in a raid on the German trenches at Vimy Ridge on 31st March, 1917. Of a bright and engaging disposition, he was a universal favourite, and especially in his native village.

Name: JOHNSTON, JAMES ALEXANDER
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 31/03/1917
Service No: 266277
Additional information: Son of Mrs. William Johnston, of Holly Cottage, St. Fillans, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
BORN: DUNDURN, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: PERTH
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS


Private John Duncan McFarlane


Private John Duncan McFarlane, Black Watch, was a son of the late Duncan McFarlane and Mrs McFarlane, Corranour, St. Fillans. He was 22 years of age, and was in the employment of Messrs Harley & Watt, chemists, Crieff, when he enlisted in the ranks of the Black Watch in September, 1916. He received his training at Ripon, and, when completed, was sent with a draft of his regiment to India, being stationed for a time at Bangalore. He then proceeded to Mesopotamia, where he remained for over a year, and went to Palestine in April, 1918, where he, as the result of shrapnel wounds, died on 3rd June, 1918. He was educated at Morrison’s Academy, Crieff, and was a young man of much promise.

Name: MACFARLANE, JOHN DUNCAN
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 03/06/1918
Service No: S/18520
Additional information: Son of Jane Macfarlane, of Corranour, St. Fillans, Perthshire, and the late Duncan Macfarlane.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 33.
Memorial: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL
BORN: CRIEFF, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: PERTH
DIED OF WOUNDS - EGYPT


Corporal Hugh Nicholson


Corporal Hugh Nicholson, 6th Black Watch, was a son of Mr and Mrs Murdoch Nicholson, Androstan Farm, St. Fillans. He was 22 years of age, and was employed with his father before joining the Army. He enlisted on the 22nd June, 1915, and his apt ability soon gained him promotion, and for some time he was engaged at Ripon as instructor in the Reserve Battalion of his regiment. He went to France in December, 1916, and on the 23rd April, 1917, at Roclincourt, he was killed by the bursting of a shell.

Name: NICHOLSON, HUGH DEWAR
Initials: H D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Service No: 266276
Additional information: Son of Murdoch and Helen Dewar Nicholson, of Ardtrostan, St. Fillans, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
BORN: DUNDURN, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: PERTH
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS


Private Donald Nicholson


Private Donald Nicholson, Scots Guards, was a son of Mr and Mrs Murdoch Nicholson, Ardrostan Farm, St. Fillans. Previous to enlistment he was employed on the staff of the Birnam Hotel, and was 22 years of age. He enlisted on 30th September, 1914, and was stationed for a time at Catherham and Wellington Barracks. He went to France in March, 1915, and was killed in the Battle of Festubert on the 16th May of the same year.

Name: NICHOLSON, DONALD
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Service No: 11332
Additional information: Son of Murdoch Nicholson and Helen Dewar Nicholson, of Ardtrostan Farm, St. Fillans, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
BORN: COMRIE, PERTH
ENLISTED: PERTH
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WORLD WAR TWO

Name: HUNTER, GEORGE ALBERT KITCHENER
Initials: G A K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 108 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 28/06/1942
Service No: 1117208
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 249.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

Name: McINTOSH, DUNCAN
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 20/04/1945
Service No: 2757428
Additional information: Son of Alexander Henderson McIntosh, and of Catherine McIntosh (nee Cockburn), of Lochearnhead, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 28. G. 22.
Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:17 pm    Post subject: UNVEILING Reply with quote

Unveiled on 24th September 1921 by the Earl of Ancaster.Designed and executed by D.Beveridge of Perth.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made of red Dumfries stone with basin inset and frontal slab of polished Aberdeen granite.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 55201
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