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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: DYSART, WW1 Reply with quote

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Located at top of West Port, Dysart. (NT301931 roughly!)




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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

Thomas Allan
James Anderson
R. Anderson
Alexander Barclay
William Barret
Charles Belford
William Bennie
James Black
Samuel Brown
Thomas Burnet
William Cairns
James Campbell
Bertie Campbell
William Capel
John Cargill
Henry Cargill
William Chrystal
David Clark
James Clark
William Clark
James Cobban
Andrew Cook
Andrew Cooper
David Coventry
David Cowan
William Cummings
William Cunningham
Thomas Dick
Arthur Donnelly
Charles Duff
James Eadie
James Farquhar
Robert Fernie
Joseph Galloway
David Grubb
Philip Grubb
George Hay
Henry Hutchison
William Johnston
Robert Kerr
James Kidd
James Kidd
Harry King
John Lawrie
William Leslie
George Lessels
T. Lessels
Walter Lindsay
John Low
Peter Low
Robert Low
Alexander Lowrie
John MacKenzie
James MacLeod
John Mavor
Arthur Mayne
David Maxwell
Andrew Menzies
George Menzies
Samuel Menzies
John Morrison
George Mitchell
Robert Mitchell
William McGregor
James McKay
David McKinlay
John McLachlan
Joseph McMillan
Robert Nicholson
Harry O'Connor
David Paton
John Patterson
Alexander Philip
Robert Potter
Alexander Pratt
John Ramsay
Andrew Reid
William Riley
A. Robb
Alexander Robertson
William Rodger
Alexander Scott
Munro Scott
John Sinclair
Robert Skinner
Charles Smith
Alexander Steele
John Stewart
Archibald Stoddart
David Storrar
Renwick Swinley
William Thomson
John Turpie
Robert Walton
Alexander Watson
Frank Watson
Sidney Watson
William Watt
George Watters
George Welsh
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David Young
George Young
Charles Yule
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:56 am    Post subject: Pte. James Clark Reply with quote

James Clark

(Glasgow Herald 29th March 1915)
"Private James Clark , No. 1572, 'C' Company, 3rd Battalion Black Watch has been missing since October 29. A native of Grangemouth, he went to Dysart some ten years ago, where, previous to the war, he was employed as a miner at the Earl of Rosslyn's Collieries (Limited)."

Not listed on the memorial at Grangemouth.

CWGC
CLARK, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/1572
Date of Death: 29/10/1914
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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Surname: CLARK
Firstname: James
Service Number: 3/1572
Date Death: 29/10/1914
Place of birth: Dysart
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DYSART ROYAL SCOT IS REPORTED KILLED.
Private John Cargill, Royal Scots, whose wife and family reside at 51 Edington Place, Dysart, is reported killed in action.
Private Cargill, who leaves a widow and four children, was formerly a miner in the Frances Pit, and enlisted in January last year. He had been fully a year in the firing line. He was wounded last year, but returned to the front five months ago. His wife received a postcard from him stating that he expected to be out of the trenches for a rest, but the following day a letter she had sent him was returned to her marked "Killed in action."
Dundee Courier 22 May 1916
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled on Saturday 20th of November 1920 by the Earl of Rosslyn.
The two out of sequence names are later additions as there are 104 names and the article states only 102 at the time of dedication.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Campbell Reply with quote

James Campbell

(Glasgow Herald 22nd April 1915)
"Private James Campbell, Black Watch, The Braes, Dysart, was killed in the trenches on April 10. He proceeded to the front early in January."

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CAMPBELL, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/3023
Date of Death: 09/04/1915
Age: 39
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. G. 12.
Cemetery: LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE
Additional Information: Husband of Mrs. Annie Campbell, of 10, The Braes, Dysart, Fife.

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Surname: CAMPBELL
Firstname: James
Service Number: 3/3023
Date Death: 09/04/1915
Place of birth: Dunfermline
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:12 pm    Post subject: Sidney Watson Reply with quote

Sydney Fairweather Watson Second Lieutenant 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders Age 19 Killed in Action Somme, France 06/09/1916 Son of Mrs Watson, Thornlibank, Dysart. Brother of Frank F Cowan KiA a month ago. Occ: A law clerk with J & J L Innes, Kircaldy. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C Dundee Evening Telegraph 13-9-16 Page 1
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:15 am    Post subject: Thomas Dick GH Reply with quote

Thomas Dick Pte S/41336 9th Gordon Highlanders b Dysart, Fife e Kirkcaldy, Fife Age 24 Died of Wounds F&F 27/08/1917 Son of Mr & Mrs John Dick, 3 High St; Dysart. Died 32nd CCS. Occ: Tenter with Messrs Normand & Sons. Service Returns: 118/AF 480. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 B 008 Plot II Row A Grave 15 Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian 08-09-17 P5 & 15-09-17 P5: Photo: Dysart
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:52 am    Post subject: Cheshire Bantams Reply with quote

Two men honoured on the Dysart War Memorial served with the 15th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. This was the first Bantam Battalion of the British Army. Bantam units were made up of men between 5’ and 5’3” tall. The 15th and 16th Battalions of the Cheshire Regiment were formed in Birkenhead in 1914 and adopted into the British Army in 1915. They arrived on the Western Front in January 1916 as part of the 35th Division.

20321 Private William Leslie from Dysart was a miner in the Lady Blanche Pit before the war. He enlisted in Kirkcaldy in November 1914. Leslie was killed in action, aged 23, on July 17th 1916. A shell burst in a trench killing Leslie and two other men, wounding several others. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Leslie, 29 Fitzroy Street. His grave was later re-interred in the Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban. He is also commemorated on Pathhead Parish Church memorial plaques and windows.

20319 Private Henry Hutchison was a miner in the Lady Blanche Pit before the war and joined up with William Leslie. The Hutchison and Leslie families lived at 29 Fitzroy Street, Dysart.

Hutchison was killed by a shell during a very heavy enemy bombardment of the line held by the 15th Cheshires. His platoon commander and company commander both wrote letters to his family, the latter writing “he behaved most magnificently when under horrible conditions of mud and water, showing great cheeriness, and setting a fine example to the other men”.

Private Hutchison had been home on leave only three weeks before his death on October 24th, 1917. He was 21 years old and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, and on a plaque in the Barony Church.
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