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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:02 pm    Post subject: PERTH, CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD. EMPLOYEES Reply with quote

Located in Skinnergate, Perth
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

Edmund Adams - Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Peter Boyle - Highland Light Infantry
John Bolt - Army Service Corps
John Brough - Black Watch
Thomas Campbell - Royal Garrison Artillery
William Clark - Royal Garrison Artillery
John Davie - Scots Guards
James Dick - Leicester Regiment
John Fleming - Highland Light Infantry
Forrester Gowans - Gordon Highlanders
Duncan Goy - Seaforth Highlanders
James G. Griffith - Black Watch

Archibald Haxton - Black Watch
Robert Heggie - Seaforth Hghlanders
David Hinshelwood - Scots Guards
James Kippen - Black Watch
Terence Maley - Gordon Highlanders
George McLaughlan - Black Watch
James McLeish - Highland Light Infantry
John Norwell - Royal Field Artillery
Robert Robertson - Highland Light Infantry
Thomas Simmie - Royal Engineers
John Taylor - Black Watch

WW2

Duncan McDougall - Royal Air Force
Harold Walker - Black Watch

Nannie M. Roberts (nee Kirk) - Womens Auxiliary Air Force


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ROBERTS, NAN MENZIES
Initials: N M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftwoman
Regiment/Service: Women's Auxiliary Air Force
Age: 20
Date of Death: 25/03/1945
Service No: 2116233
Additional information: Daughter of David and Annie Duncan Menzies Kirk, of Perth; wife of Albert Pearson Roberts, of Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. K. Parochial 2 Div. Grave 454.
Cemetery: PERTH (WELLSHILL) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial is possibly on the move again. It was relocated to Skinnergate, Perth and occupied a position on a wall to the rear of the War memorial Club (RBLS) which is now closed.
Hugh Macrae mentions that it may go to a new site on the North Inch near other memorials.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
This memorial is possibly on the move again. It was relocated to Skinnergate, Perth and occupied a position on a wall to the rear of the War memorial Club (RBLS) which is now closed.
Hugh Macrae mentions that it may go to a new site on the North Inch near other memorials.

The plaque is now in the hands of Perth Town Council. It will be re-dedicated sometime in May, exact date to follow. Thanks to the generosity of the Co-operative Society through Andrew Beveridge, East of Scotland Funeralcare manager a new plinth will be provided. It is hoped that as many relatives/descendants as possible will attend. To that end I would like the names of all that might attend. If Hugh Macrae reads this please contact me as I have mislaid his number. Roy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news about the plaque and plinth. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Great news about the plaque and plinth. Thanks.

Looks like the date is set for Friday 25th May at 1600. This has not been confirmed in writing but I see no problem(as yet!). Details of those taking part will follow in time. Roy
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EDMUND ADAMS
Private
Service No:44100
Died: 15/4/1918
Age:27
Kings Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Battn
(formerly 2308 Highland Cyclists Battn)
Born Perth.Husband of Christina Adams,28 James St,Perth.
PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Panel 5


PETER BOYLE
Private
Service No:43099
Died:13/7/1917
Highland Light Infantry
(formerly 2385 Highland Cyclists Battn)
Born Perth
COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY I.J.20


JOHN BOLT
Private
Service No:21602
Died:22/8/1918
Age: 21
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry
10th(Shropshire&Cheshire Yeomanry) Battn
(formerly T/466 RASC)
Born Perth.Son of Thomas&Mary Bolt,11 Ballantine Place,Perth
VIELLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY,LACOUTURE VIII.D.4


JOHN BROUGH
Private
Service No: S/14309
Died:21/9/1916
Black Watch 1st Battn
Born Perth
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 10 A
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THOMAS YOUNG CAMPBELL
Gunner
Service No: 63329
Died: 1/10/1917
Royal Garrison Artillery
154th Siege Battery
Born Perth
KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY III.F.2


WILLIAM CLARK
Gunner
Service No: 110659
Died:1/7/1917
Royal Garrison Artillery
280th Siege Battery
Born Bankfoot.Son of Thomas and Ann Stewart Clark,Bankfoot.Husband of Charlotte Baxter Clark,50 Wilson St,Perth.
KANDAHAR FARM CEMETERY II.F.19


JOHN McF DAVIE
Private
Service No:12295
Died:9/10/1917
Age:24
Scots Guards 2nd Battalion
Born Perth.Son of John and Jane Macfarlane Davie,1 Abbot St,Perth.
TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 10


JAMES DICK
Private
Service No: 41780
Died: 27/5/1918
Age:20
Leicestershire Regiment 8th Battalion
(formerly 2555 Scottish Horse)
Born Dunfermline.Son of William and Fanny Dick,41 Friar St,Craigie,Perth
SOISSONS MEMORIAL
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JOHN FLEMING
Private
Service No:43082
Died: 25/6/1917
Age: 20
Highland Light Infantry "C" Coy,14th Battn
(formerly 2348 Highland Cyclists Battn)
Born Perth.Son of Hugh&Mary Fleming,Pitcairn Cottages,Almondbank
ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY,MANANCOURT
I.B.2


FORRESTER SQUIRE GOWANS
Lance Corporal
Service No: S/19824
Died:13/10/118
Age:19
Gordon Highlanders 6th/7th Battn
Born Perth. Son of Alexander&Mary D Gowans,17 Unity Place,Scott St,Perth
AVESNES-LE-SEC COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION B.9


JAMES GORDON GRIFFITH
Private
Service No:S/25092
Died: 24/7/1918
Age: 19
Black Watch 7th Battn
(formerly 4033 Fife&Forfar Yeomanry)
Born Aberdeen.Son of William H & Mary Abel Griffith,9 Abbot St,Craigie,Perth
SOISSONS MEMORIAL


ARCHIBALD FORBES HAXTON
Private
Service No:266253
Died:30/7/1916
Age: 26
Black Watch "C" Coy,6th Battn
Born Perth.Brother of Alex Haxton,355 West High St,Perth.
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier&Face 10A
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: WW1 Unveiling Reply with quote

Perthshire Advertiser Wednesday 12th January 1921

COOPERATIVE WAR MEMORIAL
Fine Record of Perth Society


A memorial,subscribed for jointly by the directors and employees,to the honour of the twenty three men who left the employment of the City of Perth Cooperative Society,and died in the Great War,was unveiled and dedicated on Saturday afternoon.The memorial,which is in the form of a bronze plaque,surmounted on a marble slab,placed on the wall of the central building of the Society`s premises in Scott Street,is simple and dignified.Below the clasped hands,the symbol of brotherhood,is the inscription:"To the lasting memory of the employees of the City of Perth Cooperative Society who fell in the Great War".The names follow:-
Edmund Adams,K.O.S.B;Peter Boyle,H.L.I;John Bolt,A.S.C;John Brough,Black Watch;Thomas Campbell,R.G.A;William Clark,R.G.A;John Davie,Scots Guards;James Dick,Leicester Regiment;John Fleming,H.L.I;Forrester Gowans,Gordon Highlanders;Duncan Gow,Black Watch;James.G.Griffith,Black Watch;Alex. Haxton,Black Watch;Robert Heggie,Seaforth Highlanders;David Hinshelwood,Scots Guards;James Kippen,Black Watch;Terence Maley,Gordon Highlanders;George McLaughlan,Black Watch;James McLeish,H.L.I;John Norwell,R.F.A;Robert Robertson,H.L.I;Thomas Simmie,Royal Engineers;John Taylor,Black Watch
"Their name liveth for evermore"
Councillor James Taylor,J.P.,chairman of the Society presided at the unveiling ceremony,the guard of honour being provided by ex-service employees,and in calling on John Clark,J.P.,general manager, to undrape the memorial,spoke of the response which the call to arms had met with.The Cooperative Society had neither urged nor kept their employees from going to fight.The one condition they made was that if anyone on his own initiative went he would be guaranteed,if he came back,a situation.He was very proud to say that the Society had carried out that obligation.145 members of the Society went out to fight,willing to sacrifice all,even to their very lives,and 23 of them failed to return.It was to pay a tribute to their memory that they were met that day.He thought that it augured well for the future prosperity of the Cooperative movement in Perth that they had such a grand response to the appeal of the country.
Mr Clark thereafter drew aside the union jack veiling the tablet,and reverently repeated the names appearing on it,and the Rev.P.A.Gordon Clark,Chaplain to the Forces at Perth,offered up a dedicatory prayer.Two buglers from the barracks sounded the "Last Post" while the guard of honour stood to attention.
At the close,a wreath of laurel and white chrysanthemums from the Board of Directors and management was placed below the tablet,along with a laurel wreath from Baillie and Mrs Gowans.


There is a very similar report from The Perthshire Constitutional & Journal of Monday 10th January 1921.
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ROBERT HEGGIE
Lance Corporal
Service No: S/41345
Died:15/10/1918
Seaforth Highlanders 7th Battn
(formerly 6998 Scottish Horse and 153300 Black Watch)
Born Perth.Son of William Heggie,5 Alexandra St,Perth
DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY IV.E.10


DAVID HINSHELWOOD
Private/Guardsman
Service No: 15383
Died:14/9/1917
Age:30
Scots Guards 1st Battn
Born Perth.Son of Mrs M Hinshelwood,69 Stewart St,Carluke
TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 10


JAMES ALEXANDER KIPPEN
Private
Service No:3507
Died: 3/7/1916
Age:30
Black Watch 1st/6th Battn
Born Perth.Son of Alexander & Anne Ramsay Kippen,19 Speygate,Perth.
MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY II.J.6


TERENCE MALEY
Private
Service No: 42604
Died:9/2/1919
Age:20
Gordon Highlanders 6th/7th Battn
Born Methven.Son of the late Michael and Mary Maley of Methven.
MONS(BERGEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY X.B.38


JAMES McLEISH
Private
Service No: 33456
Died:18/11/1916
Highland Light Infantry 17th Battn
(formerly S/15875 Black Watch)
Born Perth.
NEW MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY,BEAUMONT-HAMEL A.4


JOHN NORWELL
Driver
Service No:159255
Died: 23/10/1918
Age: 38
Royal Field Artillery "B" Battery,251st Brigade
Born Perth.Husband of Elizabeth Norwell,73 Canal St,Perth.
LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY V.G.1


ROBERT ROBERTSON
Lance Corporal
Service No:43286
Died: 23/8/1916
Age: 21
Highland Light Infantry 17th Battn
(formerly 1626 Highland Cyclists Battn)
Born Perth.Son of Robert&Helen Robertson,46 Victoria St,Perth.
CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY I.J.86


JOHN RICHARDSON TAYLOR
Private
Service No: S/11153
Died:25/1/1916
Age:18
Black Watch 9th Battn
Born Perth.Son of David&Jessie Taylor,15 James St,Perth.
LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY I.E.42


DUNCAN M GOW
Private
Service No:S/24966
Died: 21/7/1918
Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battn
(formerly TR/1/15394 T.R.)
Born Perth.
MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY IV.G.1

Perthshire Advertiser Saturday 17th August 1918

Private Duncan Gow,Seaforths,second son of Mr&Mrs Forbes Gow,181 High St,Perth(killed) was formerly a milkman with the Cooperative Society,Perth


THOMAS SIMMIE
Sapper
Service No: 159614
Died: 20/4/1918
Age: 28
Royal Engineers 11th Field Coy
Born Perth.Son of George&Helen Waugh Simmie.Husband of Catherine McLeish Simmie,9 Gray St,Perth.
METEREN MILITARY CEMETWERY IV.G.758

Perthshire Advertiser Wednesday 1st May 1918

Sapper Thomas Simmie RE whose wife lives at 9 Gray St,Perth has been killed.He was a painter in civil life
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DUNCAN McDOUGALL
Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Service No:751148
Died:10/4/1941
Age: 24
RAFVR 12th Squadron
Born Dundee.Son of Duncan&Jane McDougall.Husband of Frances.
AMERSFOORT(OUD LEUSDEN)GENERAL CEMETERY
Plot 13.Row 9.Grave 192


HAROLD WALKER
Corporal
Service No:2759850
Died: 30/3/1943
Age: 26
Black Watch(RH) 7th Battn
Born Derbyshire.Son of George&Eliza.Husband of Jean McCulloch Walker.
TEL EL KEBIR WAR CEMETERY 4.N.6
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JOHN BROUGH

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 14.10.1916
PERTH CASUALTIES


Mr and Mrs John Brough, 1 Viewfield Place, Perth, have been officially notified that their son, Private John Brough, Black Watch, was killed in action on 21st September. Only nineteen years of age, Private Brough was well-known in Perth, and highly respected. He enlisted in May last, and went to France as recently as August. In civil life Private Brough was employed as a draper with the City of Perth Co-Operative Society.

Son of John & Christina Brough.

ARCHIBALD HAXTON

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 26.08.1916
PERTH CASUALTIES


A well-known Perth man in Private Archibald Haxton, Black Watch, has been officially reported missing. The news was received yesterday by his sisters, who reside at 355 Old High Street, Perth. Private Haxton, who is about 25 years of age, prior to enlistment twelve months ago was employed for over ten years with Mr James M’Gregor, draper, High Street, while he also acted for some time as organist in St. Mark’s Church, and latterly in St. Paul’s Parish Church. A brother has lost an arm in the recent fighting.

Son of Alexander & Catherine Haxton.

JAMES KIPPEN

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL 29.07.1916
BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED


Information has been received in Perth to the effect that another native of the city has made the supreme sacrifice. The sad news of the death in action, on 3rd July, of Private James Alexander Kippen, Black Watch, whose parents reside at 19 Speygate, Perth, is conveyed in a letter from the chaplain, who states that Private Kippen was buried in the cemetery allotted to the 42nd Highlanders. Thirty years of age, Private Kippen was, previous to enlistment in May, 1915, employed as a painter with the City of Perth Co-operative Society. For three years deceased was a widower, but remarried in October last, and his wife at present resides in Auchterarder. Private Kippen, who had only been a week in the trenches, was well-known in gymnastic circles. His father is serving with the Royal Defence Corps.

Son of Alexander & Anne Kippen.

TERENCE MALEY

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 22.02.1919
PERTH SOLDIER SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES


Mrs Maley, 17 Hospital Street, Perth, has received information that her youngest son, Pte. Terence Maley, 6th Gordon Highlanders, has died at a casualty clearing station in France from burning injuries sustained in an accident on the railway. He enlisted in January 1918, and went to France in July last. He was 19 years of age and was employed as a grocer with the Co-Operative Society in their branch shop in North Methven Street.

Son of Michael & Mary Kelly.

GEORGE MCLAUCHLAN

Name: MACLACHLAN
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 04/09/1915
Service No: 2796
Additional information: Son of Duncan and Mary Maclachlan, of 125, Scon St., Perth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 13.
Cemetery: BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT


THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 11.09.1915
PERTH MAN KILLED


Information has reached Perth of the death in action of Private George M'Lauchlan, 6th Black Watch, son of Mr and Mrs Duncan M'Lauchlan, Wesley Place. Private M'Lauchlan, who was twenty years of age, enlisted in the 6th Black Watch about six months ago, and recently went to the front. Before enlistment he was employed as a baker with the City of Perth Co-Operative Society. On the occasion on Saturday night when M'Lauchlan met his death, he and another young soldier observed the approach of an aerial torpedo. They ran for shelter to a 'dug-out'. It was struck by the projectile, however, and both were killed. At the same time Sir Robert D. Moncrieffe was in the vicinity. Private M'Lauchlan took a deep interest in temperance work.

Son of Duncan & Mary M'Lauchlan.

JAMES MCLEISH

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 09.12.1916
PERTH CASUALTIES

Private James M’Leish, H.L.I., husband of Mrs M’Leish, 11 Crichton Place, Friar Street, Craigie, Perth, has been killed in action. Private M’Leish was well-known in Perth, and prior to enlistment in June last he was employed in the hardware department of the Co-Operative Society. He was 32 years of age. A brother is serving with the Colours.

Son of Robert & Margaret McLeish.

ROBERT ROBERTSON

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 02.09.1916
PERTH CASUALTIES


Mr and Mrs R. Robertson, Victoria Street, Perth, have received information that their son, Lance-Corporal Robert Robertson, H.C.B., attached H.L.I., has been dangerously wounded. Twenty-one years of age, Lance-Corporal Robertson is a native of Perth, and prior to enlistment in November, 1914, he was employed as a draper with the City of Perth Co-operative Society.

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 02.09.1916
PERTH CASUALTIES


Lance-Corporal Robert Robertson, H.C.B., attached H.L.I., son of Mr and Mrs R. Robertson, 40 Victoria Street, Perth, has died from wounds. Twenty-one years of age lance-Corporal Robertson was a native of Perth, and prior to enlistment in November, 1914, he was employed as a draper with the City of Perth Co-operative Society.

Son of Robert & Helen Robertson.
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Memorial’s final resting place will keep heroes’ names alive

Apr 27 2012 by Denis Brown, Perthshire Advertiser Friday

A HOMELESS bronze plaque commemorating Perth Co-operative Society employees who sacrificed their lives during the two world wars is to get its final resting place.
The 91-year-old memorial has been dusted off for rededication at a special ceremony spearheaded by the Lord Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross Mel Jameson and our new Provost at Perth’s Garden of Remembrance next month.
Originally erected in 1921 on one of the Co-op buildings in Scott Street, the plaque lists the names of all 23 workers killed serving their country during World War I – 1914-18.
In the January 12, 1921 edition of the PA, a report on the plaque’s dedication quoted the Society’s general manager, John Clark, expressing how proud he was of brave staff who had gone to war.
He said 145 local employees had enlisted to fight, willing to sacrifice all, and that 23 of them would sadly never come home again.
Names of another three souls – including the only female casualty, Nannie Menzies Roberts – from World War II, 1939-1945, and later added to the memorial brought the body count to 26.
The plaque remained on the Co-op facade for decades until that building was demolished around 2006.
Although the memorial found a new home, the exterior wall of the Perth Memorial Club in Skinnergate, it was short lived as the cash-strapped club that was created in 1946 closed for good on April 2 last year.
As the venue was no longer owned by members, the plaque faced an uncertain future, but now thanks to the club’s former secretary, Roy Whitehead (74), the memorial is about to get a permanent home – in Perth’s Garden of Remembrance.
If he had not acted, the plaque – being stored by the council – could have been mothballed indefinitely.
“I decided I had to do something about it,” explained the retired Perth High School chemistry teacher.
Contacting the Co-op, he was put in touch with Funeralcare regional manager, Andrew Beveridge, who immediately agreed to help, arranging for the plaque to be professionally restored and a mounting plinth made.
He told the PA that it was the least the Society could do to honour its employees who had made the ultimate sacrifice.
“We are delighted to assist in any way possible in this worthwhile project and I think that the garden of remembrance is a perfect final resting place, next to the other war memorials,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Whitehead has organised a special ceremony to re-dedicate the 91-year-old plaque at the North Inch site near the flood gates on Friday, May 28, headed up by the Lord Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross and our new Provost.
Guests will include clergy and members of the armed forces – including the Black Watch – newly elected councillors, army and air cadets and pupils representing Perth’s four secondary schools to read out names of the fallen.
But the biggest headache facing the organiser is how to track down and invite descendants of the brave souls honoured on the plaque, with a concerted effort so far only locating family members of three heroes.
“The three I’ve been able to find live in Perthshire but it’s not been an easy task as many may no longer have the same name or will have moved away,” he said.
“But I think the relatives really ought to be there as it’s their family members we’re honouring with this ceremony, so it’s critical we find and invite as many as possible to the ceremony and civic reception.”
l If you are a relative or know anyone with a connection to the following late Perth Co-operative Society employees, please email Roy Whitehead on rsw1@blueyonder.co.uk
World War I: Edmund Adams, Peter Boyle, John Bolt, John Brough, Thomas Campbell, William Clark, John Davie, James Dick, John Fleming, Forester Squire Gowans, Duncan Goy, James Gordon Griffith, Archibald Forbes Haxton, Robert Heggie, David Hinshelwood, James Kippen, Terence Maley, George McLaughlan, James McLeish, John Norwell, Robert Robertson, Thomas Simmie and John Taylor.
World War II: Duncan McDougall, Harold Walker and Nannie Menzies Roberts.
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