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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:30 pm    Post subject: KINGHORN Reply with quote

Kinghorn - Kirkcaldy District
UKNIWM Ref No. 5720

The Kinghorn war memorial takes the form of a pedestal surmounted by a lifesize figurative group sculpture of a soldier and sailor by Edinburgh sculptor Alexander Carrick. Both sculpture and pedestal are carved from freestone, probably Doddington stone. The commemorations and names of the dead of WWI and WWII are on two bronze tablets set into the faces of the pedestal. The monument stands on an island in the junction of High Street and Rossland Place.
There were occasional disputes over the featuring of specific servicemen on war memorials. The war on the western front was primarily an infantry and artillery war and the prevalence of infantrymen on war memorials is therefore understandable. However some objected that this ignored the dead of the other services and their bereaved relatives and occasionally memorials, especially in coastal towns, featured a group of servicemen such as here at Kinghorn and, elsewhere in Scotland, at Largs and Buckie.
The website on sculptor Alexander Carrick can be found at:
www.alexandercarrick.webeden.co.uk






WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Abbie Peter
Armitage Alexander
Beavis Albert
Beveridge William
Brooks Frederick
Brown Philip
Brown Robert L.
Chalmers David
Collins Adam
Cruickshank James
Davidson William S.
Davie Andrew
Davie Frederick
Delahunt Godfrey
Dobie James J.
Drysdale William
Easdale Thomas
Farmer William
Fleming John
Frew Alexander R.
Gibson William
Gillespie George
Gray Alexander
Gray James
Gray Samuel W.
Hepburn John M.
Hillock Thomas
Howie David D.
Hunter William
Hurst Thomas V.
Hutchison Peter
Laing Thomas
Leitch Alexander S.
Lilly Andrew B.
McIlravie David
McPherson William R.
Meldrum Peter
Morris Andrew
Morris Annan R.H.
Morris Annan Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Morris David K.
Morris John C.D.
Morrison John T.
Muirhead William
Oag James
Paterson Robert
Rodger John
Simpson Archibald
Smith Archibald
Smith John G.
Thompson Andrew
Thomson Alexander
Tulloch David
Twogood George E.
Watson David
Watson Robert
White John
White Joseph
Young David
Young Peter



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Bone Stanley Merchant Navy
Clark William Royal Air Force
Cooper William Merchant Navy
Cuthbert Thomas C.A.
Duff Alastair Royal Air Force
Gibson William Royal Navy
Henderson William R.H.
MacNab Alister Royal Air Force
McLeod Donald Royal Army Service Corps
McMeiken James R.H.
Palmer Albert T.C.
Sandison James A.E.F.
Smith Andrew Royal Air Force
Thompson James Royal Air Force
White James Royal Air Force
Wilson William Scots Guards



KOREA:
Braid John Black Watch Private 1st Battalion Black Watch K.I.A. July 1952
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link to John Braid's entry on the Korea Memorial site:

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/bkvaroh/ROH/FilesP/0399.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 03.08.1918

Second-Lieut. Robert Laurie Brown, Black Watch, has been killed. He enlisted about nine years ago, and was on service in India on the outbreak of war. He was seriously wounded two years ago. He was promoted on the field four months ago from corporal to commissioned rank for conspicuous bravery and initiative under trying circumstances. He was the third son of Mr David Brown, North Overgate, Kinghorn. His wife (Elsie M. Birrell, late of Bendochy Schoolhouse) and two young children reside at Verena Terrace, Craigie, Perth.

Name: BROWN, ROBERT LAURIE
Initials: R L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 19/07/1918
Additional information: Husband of Elsie Murray Brown, of 31, Verena Terrace, Craigie, Perth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 121.
Cemetery: METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Braid, B.W. - Korean War Reply with quote

"Pte. John Braid
1st Battalion Black Watch
Killed in Action, Korea, July 1952
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Surname: BRAID
Forenames/Initials: John
Rank: Pte
Service: Army
Service Number: 22577768
Regiment/Corps: BLACK WATCH
Date of Birth: 22 May 1933
Age: 19
Date of Death: 23 July 1952
Cemetery Name: UN Memorial
Cemetery Address: Pusan
Grave Section: 22
Grave Row: 7
Grave Number: 1484
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Kinghorn Community website has a transcription of the names on the memorial on their site. The have also added to their list 7 more men identified from the town who are not listed on the memorial.

link.

Derek.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting name - ANNAN MORRIS - and there's two of them Exclamation

But I can see only one on CWGC

MORRIS, ANNAN
Rank:Private
Service No:3/1058
Date of Death:09/05/1915
Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
1st Bn.
Panel ReferencePanels 24 to 26.
MemorialLE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

or on SNWM

Surname MORRIS
Firstname Annan
Service Number 3/1058
Date Death 09/05/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Kinghorn Fife
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank Pte
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Ken,

He's not on CWGC or SNWM. I noticed on the memorial they are the only two with a regiment listed, seeing as they have the same name. I imagine they've got to be related in some way?

The other Annan Morris died in March 1919 in Kirkcaldy hospital aged 39 of several complications. He was married and described as an "Army Pensioner" formerly a engine fitter, he resided at Kinghorn.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek - I guess from his MIC that he must be L/Cpl. 20078 A&SH
Is he a possible non-comm?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Fraser, Bridge of Allan Reply with quote

Ken,

Kinethmont has checked out the docs relating to his service. Unfortunately there is no link between his service discharge and death.

So not a 'non-comm'.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek - I was sure that you would have checked but.................

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. John C.D. Morris Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
WW1
Morris John C.D.


(Glasgow Herald 28th December 1914)
"Official intimation has come to Kinghorn that Private John C.D. Morris, of the Cameron Highlanders, has been killed in action in the fighting between October 22 and 24. Private Morris, who is a native of the town, was 26 years of age. He joined the Camerons as a lad, and saw service in South Africa at the close of the war. He was then drafted to China, and was invalided home after a total service of three years. At the outbreak of the present war he re-enlisted in his old regiment."

CWGC
MORRIS, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/10051
Date of Death: 22/10/1914
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MORRIS
Firstname: John
Service Number: S/10051
Date Death: 22/10/1914
Place of birth: Aberdour
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: L/Cpl
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:47 am    Post subject: Dvr. Frederick James Brooks Reply with quote

WW1
Frederick Brooks

(Glasgow Herald 22nd Feb 1915)
"Mrs Frederick Brooks, High Street, Kinghorn, has received official notice of her husbands death. Driver Frederick Brooks of the Royal Field Artillery, which took place on January 25. Mr Brooks, who was a native of London, had been employed at Kinghorn Leather Works for the past two years. He was connected with the Army for 16 years, his time only expiring in February, 1914, and on the call for men on the outbreak of the war he rejoined his old regiment."

CWGC
BROOKS, FREDERICK JAMES
Rank: Driver
Service No: 18791
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 20th Bde. Ammunition Col.
Grave Reference: I. F. 2.
Cemetery: WESTOUTER CHURCHYARD AND EXTENSION

SNWM
Surname: BROOKS
Firstname: Frederick James
Service Number: 18791
Date Death: 25/01/1915
Place of birth: Kirkcaldy
SNWM roll: ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Rank: Dvr
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:43 pm    Post subject: Robert Watson Reply with quote

Robert Watson Pte S/22693 7th Gordon Highlanders b Kinghorn,Fife e Kirkcaldy, Fife Age 18 Killed in Action F & F 14/04/1918 Son of Mrs. Grace Watson, of 4, Castle Wynd, Kinghorn, Fife, and the late John Watson. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Grace. Soldiers Will 3 Pages. Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture Fr 1106 Plot IV Row F Grave 11 Dundee Courier 22-09-23 Page 3 Kinghorn & Kinghorn Parish Church
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:56 pm    Post subject: John Grahame Smith Reply with quote

John Grahame Smith Private S/11111 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Kinghorn,Fife e Kirkcaldy, Fife Age 19 Killed in Action Somme, France 18/07/1916 Son of John Smith, 66 High St; Kinghorn. Occ: Blacksmith. Short Service: 6 Pages: Occ: Joiner. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C Dundee Evening Telegraph 3-8-16 Page 3
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James Jardine Dobie, Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross – age 41 – Captain 3rd (King's Own) Hussars.
James was educated at Cargilfield School in Edinburgh and, from 1892, at Rugby before moving in to Oriel College, Oxford in 1896. He was commissioned from there in the 3rd Hussars in May 1900 and served in the South African War. He was promoted to Captain in 1911 and landed with hos Regiment in France in August 1914. He served at Mons, at the Marne, the Aisne, Messines, Wytschaete and was wounded at Klein Zillebeke in October 1914. He was wounded again near Vlamertinghe in April, 1915 and for a third time at Lempire in May, 1917. In 1918 he was at St. Quentin, Amiens, the crossing of the Canal du Nord and was awarded a DSO and a MC for his actions at Moreuil on March 31st, 1918.
“Capt. (A./Maj.) James Jardine Dobie, D.S.O., Hussars. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when commanding his squadron. Finding that he was no longer necessary in his position, he obtained leave, to rejoin his regiment engaged in a counter-attack. He took command of the front line, and after the objectives had been seized, it was in great measure due to his courage and determination that the consolidation of the line was successfully accomplished.”
Born 1877 Kinghorn, Fife. Son of the Rev. William Jardine Dobie and Margaret Hamilton (Veitch) Dobie of Kinghorn, Fife.
William had been born in Applegarth, Dumfriesshire and was brought up on his father's farm of Kirkbank in St. Mungo Parish in Dumfriesshire.
Husband of Antoinette Wilhelmina Laura Jardine Dobie (nee Rouillard) of "Glassmount," Kinghorn, Fife and of Stanmore, Middlesex. who he married in Paris in 1911. (Source: CWGC and Fife Free Press 7/10/1911 p.5)
Killed in Action on 30 September 1918 and buried in Marcoing British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the St. Mungo Parish Memorial, on the Cargilfield School and Rugby School memorials, on the Stanmore War Memorial in Middlesex and on a plaque and memorial window in Kinghorn Parish Church.
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