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ARCHIBALD & ROBERT DON (BROTHERS) [& COMRADES]

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: ARCHIBALD & ROBERT DON (BROTHERS) [& COMRADES] Reply with quote

Tealing - Dundee District
This bench stands beside the war memorial. The inscriptions read:
TO THE MEMORY
OF MY SONS AND
THIER COMRADES OF
THE BLACK WATCH
WHO DIED IN MACEDONIA

ARCHIBALD WILLIAM ROBERTSON DON 1890 - 1916
ROBERT MACPHERSON DON 1893 - 1917
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black jock



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jamie,

I hope I have reached the place. I have found the Memorial of the Fergusson Family Ethiebeaton, which we thought had been dismantled and moved when the Ethiebeaton quarry expanded. I am pleased to say the memorial is well and in a pristine location. On are two officer sons of the family, two men of the estate killed WW1 as well as other members of the family. If this is the right place let me know and I will post the photos and details
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Black Jock,
Welcome to the forum!
I think your post relates to postings you had on The Great War Forum - Cemeteries and memorials section. Glad to hear all turned out well! By all means please post your photos on this forum as well, they will be very welcome.
Jim
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black jock



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jim,

Great, I had another visit to the monument today. Again the sun was shining I am looking forward to full spring when all the flowers are out. Now to wrestle with the photos!

Tom
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black jock



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, cant get to grips with the photos I,ll have to give it a bye, I have good photos tho! I find the GWF more user friendly.

Tom
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom don't give up the ghost just yet. If you open a topic in this forum without the photo one of the moderators can post it for you using the details in the GWDF.

Regards

Adam
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black jock



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jim and Adam,

I have posted the photos and relative details on GWF, I hope I have not offended you, we 'greybeards' may be slow on the uptake however I'm still trying.

Yours aye

Tom
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DON, ARCHIBALD WILLIAM ROBERTSON
Initials: A W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 11/09/1916
Additional information: Son of the late Robert Bogle Don and of Lucy Flora Don, of Warren House, Farnham Common, Bucks. Educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge (Scholar of Trinity). Student of Medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital Served in France, 1914-15, Salonika, 1916. Born at Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 0.12.
Cemetery: SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY

Name: DON, ROBERT MACPHERSON
Initials: R M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: between 08/05/1917 and 09/05/1917
Additional information: Son of the late Robert Bogle Don, LL.D., J.P., and Lucy Flora Don (nee Campbell).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Addenda Panel.
Memorial: DOIRAN MEMORIAL
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:54 pm    Post subject: Lt Archibald Don & 2nd Lt Robin M Don, 10 Black Watch Reply with quote

These two brothers were sons of Mr & Mrs Don of Don Brothers Buist & Co , Textile Manufacturers (later Don & Low ) . Two of their elder brothers survived the Great War one being Dean Alan Don , Westminster Abbey at the Queen's Coronation in the 1950s and Air Vice Marshal Francis Percival Don who in the Great War had served in the Scottish Horse as a Captain and then RFC as a pilot , taken POW having been wounded in action and in WW2 was AVM FP Don , RAF .

There is a book called " Archibald Don - a Memoir edited by Charles Sayle published in 1918 by John Murray, Albemarle St , London and this book is compiled from letters etc of Lieut Archibald Don , 10 Black Watch

The two brothers are also listed on the Scottish Episcopal Church War Memorial at Broughty Ferry
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