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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: KENMORE Reply with quote

Stands outside the church in the centre of Kenmore
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Unveiled by the Marchioness of Breadalbane - May 22nd 1921
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PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 25.05.1921

UNVEILED BY THE MARCHIONESS OF BREADALBANE
SIMPLE BUT IMPRESSIVE CEREMNONY


“There has never been such a large congregation in the Parish Church since the disruption”. This message conveyed to a representative of the ‘Perthshire Advertiser’ by the Rev. W. A. Gillies, B.D., Hon., C.F., at the unveiling of Kenmore’s War Memorial to its fallen heroes, is in itself striking testimony to the dead, and to the unity which culminated in the unveiling of the memorial on Sunday afternoon by the Marchioness of Breadalbane, Taymouth Castle.

The scattered parish was thoroughly represented. Fortunately the sun shone beautifully on what is surely one of the fairest spots in the Fair County. The usual services at Lawers, Fearnan, Ardeonaig, Ardtalnaig, and Morenish were dispensed with, and, scattered as these hamlets are from the village proper, they all sent a goodly quota, while Fortingall, Aberfeldy, and the other immediate neighbourhoods were well represented.

Taking the form of a Celtic Cross, rustic in character, and designed by Messrs Garden & Coy., Aberdeen, the memorial occupies a prominent position at the entrance to the church and bears the following Roll of Honour:-

“TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN SACRED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF KENMORE PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR”

KENMORE
JOHN CRICHTON, LIEUT., BLACK WATCH
JOHN MACKIE, PTE., BLACK WATCH,
HAROLD TOWNER, PTE., BLACK WATCH
FRED. GLOVER, PTE., LONDON REGIMENT
ARTHUR PINKNEY, STOKER, ROYAL NAVY
JAMES MCLAREN, PTE., BLACK WATCH
ANDREW INKSTER, PTE., BLACK WATCH

STYX
ALEX. MCINNES, PTE., GORDON HIGHLANDERS
JOHN MCDONALD, PTE., LONDON SCOTTISH
ALEX. MCLAREN, PTE., BLACK WATCH
DONALD GILLIES, PTE., BLACK WATCH

ACHARN
DUNCAN MCPHERSON, PTE., CANADIANS
JOHN MCLAREN, PTE., CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
JAMES CAMPBELL, PTE., K.O. SCOTTISH BORDERERS
LACHLAN MCOWAN, PTE., SCOTS GUARDS
THOMAS MCRAE, CORPL., BLACK WATCH

ARDTAINAIG

JOHN CAMPBEL, PTE., SCOTTISH RIFLES

MORENISH
DONALD P. STEWART, PTE., A. & S. HIGHLANDERS
ALEX. STEWART, R.N. DIVISION

LAWERS
JAMES MCNAB, TROOPER, SCOTTISH HORSE
WILLIAM HENDRY, PTE., BLACK WATCH
PETER MCGREGOR, PTE., BLACK WATCH
DUNCAN MCGREGOR, PTE., BLACK WATCH

FEARNAN
DUNCAN MATHIESON, CORPL., H. L. INFANTRY
PETER MATHIESON, PTE., BLACK WATCH
HUGH COWAN, PTE., R S. FUSILIERS
JOHN FRASER, DRIVER R. F. ARTILLERY
JAMES DEWAR, PTE., SCOTS GUARDS
DUNCAN MCPHAIL, PTE., SCOTS GUARDS
DUNCAN FRASER, PTE., SCOTS GUARDS
MALCOLM FRASER, PTE. SCOTS GREYS

“THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER MORE”

The service in the church, short but beautifully impressive, was taken part in by the Rev. W. A. Gillies, B.D.; Rev. W. Calder, U.F. Church, Lawers; Rev J. B. Athol Gordon, M.A., U.F. Church, Kenmore; and the Rev. A. M’Call, U.F. Church, Ardeonaig. Lady Breadalbane occupied her usual seat in the heritors' gallery.

The sermon was delivered by the Rev. J. B. Athol Gordon, M.A., U.F. Church, Kenmore, who took as his text, Hebrews xi., verse 4 “By faith Abel offered unto God an excellent sacrifice, and by it, he being dead, yet speaketh”. Dwelling wholly on the solemn occasion which had brought the far flung parishioners together the Rev. Mr Gordon referred to a visit to the devastated regions, and the scenes of desolation and abject ruin which he had pictured on every hand. The Germans were out for the conquest of not only France and Britain, her great rival, but were avowedly and openly out for world domination. So far as one could see they would have achieved their object had it not been checked by the “contemptible little British Army”. And if they had been victorious not only would the world have been enslaved under their autocratic military rule, but their ideas and doctrines would gradually have dominated the thinking of the world.

The service over, the congregation was formed into a procession, and headed by Pipers Duncan M’Niven and Charles M’Eachren, marched slowly to the cross, which was flanked on either side by the Masonic Brethren of Lodge Tay and Lyon, and the ex-servicemen of the district, under the respective charges of Bro. D. M’Naughton, R.W.M., and ex-Lieutenant Wm. M’Laren.

The Marchioness of Breadalbane, with a graceful movement, laid bare the memorial, which had been partially covered with the Union Jack. Her Ladyship followed up the ceremony with a few beautiful sentences specially appropriate to the occasion, in the course of which she said they were met as one people with one thought and sympathy between them all, and that was to celebrate the unveiling of this beautiful monument which the people of the parish had erected to the memory of those of their friends and relatives who went forth to die for their King and country and for them. To many of them, on looking on the names inscribed on the cross, sweet and tender memories came to their mind of those who were gone. These young fellows, with their hearts full of the passion of doing the right thing went forth perhaps on such a morning as that, when everything was full of life, and yet they went without a word of murmur or regret. The monument, they hoped, would stand for generations to tell those that came after them of the noble deeds of these young men. In her sermon Her Ladyship expressed the view that Mr Gordon really touched the keynote of what a real memorial should be. When they looked around them and saw and heard of all the unrest, the love of pleasure, the love of money, the strife and dissentions which were raging all over the world, it made them feel there was something else for them yet to do - to raise a monument for these dead boys, not built by hands, but built by character. She knew many of them said and felt “what good is it for me to try and lead a better life”, but she felt there was for them that same building of character today, by which they must strive to be less selfish, less greedy, strive to live in better peace and good will among each other, and in doing that they should raise an even better monument to the dead than this one. Then and only then could they truly say “Thank God”.

The prayer of Dedication offered by the Rev. A. W. Gillies, B.D., was peculiarly appropriate to a deeply impressive occasion. Pressure of space compels only a few sentences:- “We remember with humble and thankful hearts the men of this parish who, at Thy call and for the sake of King and country, freely offered themselves unto Thee, and who, having fought a good fight, and finished their course, have received a crown of glory that fadeth not away. We glorify Thy name for their wonderful patience, steadfast endurance, and noble sacrifice. Inasmuch as they were found faithful unto death their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. We, Thy children, who mourn their loss, have raised this Cross to Thy glory, who by Thy grace didst inspire and uphold Thy servants. We have engraved their names thereon, and we presume to dedicate the same to Thee by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. May this memorial ever speak to us and to the generations that follow of Thy love as revealed in Jesus Christ, and in the sacrifice of those men, who in obedience to Thy command, took up their Cross and followed the Captain of their Salvation. May this memorial ever continue to lift up our hearts, and make us to rejoice with a hope that is full of immortality”.

The singing of the 66th Paraphrase was followed by Mr Gillies’ pronouncement of the Benediction, and the National Anthem was then sung. A number of beautiful wreaths were then laid at the base of the cross, the pipers piped out the mournful strains of the famous pibroch “Lochaber No More”, and Bugler M’Dougall, Aberfeldy, sounded the last post.

The War Memorial Committee consisted of Lord and Lady Breadalbane; Rev. W. A. Gillies; Rev. J. B. Athol Gordon; Messrs Peter M’Laren, Acharn; Peter M’Naughton, Remoney; John Crerar, Ardtalnaig; D. M’Dougall; J. P. Dall, Ardeonaig; D. M’Donald, Morenish; J. M’Laren, Cragganester; D. M’Lellan, Lawers; Angus M’Diarmid, Shenlarich; A. Campbell, J.P., Boreland; and D. M’Lean, Fearnan. The Rev. Mr Gillies and Mr D. M’Naughton acted respectively as convenor and secretary and treasurer of the committee.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forum Member 'Mikky' (Mike) found three of the men listed on the Kenmore Memorial on the 1901 Census.

The details from the Census are: (All Black Watch, Kenmore)

John F. Crichton, age 15, born c1886 at Perth, Occupation: Factor's Clerk
Harold A. Towner, age 6, born c1895 at Jersey, Occupation: Scholar
Fred Glover, age 7, born c1894 at Jersey, Occupation: Scholar

All 3 were at Kenmore Orphange.

Thanks Mike - Great Find!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, Wednesday 25th May 1921, Page 7

KENMORE

A beautiful Celtic Cross, designed after the style of St. Martin's Cross, Iona, erected on the village green at Kenmore to the memory of 32 Loch Tayside men who fell in the war, was unveiled by the Marchioness of Breadalbane. The service in the Parish Church was largely attended by people from all parts of the surrounding district. The service was conducted by Rev. W. Calder, Lawers; rev. A. McCall, Ardeonaig; and Rev. J. B. Athol Gordon, M.A., Kenmore; while the prayer of dedication was offered up by Rev. William A. Gillies, B.D., Hon. C.F., parish minister. Afterwards a number of wreaths were laid on the memorial.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:
Forum Member 'Mikky' (Mike) found three of the men listed on the Kenmore Memorial on the 1901 Census.

The details from the Census are: (All Black Watch, Kenmore)

John F. Crichton, age 15, born c1886 at Perth, Occupation: Factor's Clerk
Harold A. Towner, age 6, born c1895 at Jersey, Occupation: Scholar
Fred Glover, age 7, born c1894 at Jersey, Occupation: Scholar

All 3 were at Kenmore Orphange.

Thanks Mike - Great Find!

Anne


That is superb. I'll say it again some of the 'connections' are incredible.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:37 am    Post subject: kenmore names Reply with quote

Thanks folks
This is where local knowledge gave me an advantage. Knowing of the existence of the orphanage in the first place helped. I was lucky, happened to be brosing book shop, saw photo of orphanage, and later had a hunch, and it paid off.
Perhaps a list can be drawn up of all cases where there is a doubt about connection to town/village. Our collective knowledge/experience , i'm sure, would solve many.
Cheers Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike sent me this gem. A collection of photographs of men commemorated on the Kenmore W.M. They are located in Acharn Comrades Hut;

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb Mike.
Mark, I hope you can get access to the hut and get close ups.
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Listed as Mathieson on memorial but Matheson on Roll of Honour and CWGC

MATHESON, PETER
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 21/01/1916
Service No: S/7574
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 25 and 63.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

Also listed on the Fearnan War Memorial as Mathieson

SDGW also has his name as Matheson. It lists him as being born in Kenmore and enlisting in Perth. He was killed in action on 21st January 1916

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" At seven minutes past eight on the morning of the 21st,as the bombardment lifted, the Black Watch advanced at the slow double ,and were at once greeted by a storm of bullets.Despite the heavy mud, despite the losses,perfect order was kept , and after a momentary halt at the irrigation channel every man rose up simultaneously and swept forward into the Turkish trench. There for a few moments the Turks met them hand to hand. " Wauchope History of Black Watch. Attack on Hanna


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*Mod edit Adam*

Listed on memorial as Mathieson

MATHESON, Duncan
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 14/07/1917
Service No: 13384
Additional information: Son of William and Christina MacMartin Matheson, of Rock Cottage, Fernan, Loch Tayside, Perthshire; husband of Mary Matheson, of Burnfoot Cottage, Houston, Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. J. 36.
Cemetery: COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY

Also listed on the Fearnan War Memorial as Mathieson

SDGW Lists him as Mathieson. He was born in Kenmore and enlisted in Glasgow. It lists him as Died of wounds.


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Duncan Fraser 2nd Bn Scots Guards 13011
died 13/10/1918

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Note the CWGC scanning has turned Fearnan into Feaman

FRASER, Duncan
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 13/10/1918
Service No: 13011
Additional information: Son of James and Jessie Fraser, of "Rosebank," Feaman, Aberfeldy, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 14.
Cemetery: DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY

Also listed on the Fearnan War Memorial

FRom SDGW. Born: Perth, enlisted: Perth and residence on enlistment:Aberfeldy. He is not listed on the Aberfeldy Memorial


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Pte Malcolm Fraser 2nd Scots Greys 13435
Died 30/10/1918

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FRASER, MALCOLM
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Age: 29
Date of Death: 30/10/1918
Service No: 13435
Additional information: Son of Jessie Fraser, of Rosebank, Fearnan, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, and the late James Fraser. Native of Fearnan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: LXVI. M. 11.
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

Also listed on the Fearnan War Memorial

SDGW has him as Died. Born: Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Perth; enlisted: Wishaw; residence: Fearnan


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