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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject: MONZIEVAIRD & STROWAN Reply with quote

Located on north side of the A85 about 3 miles west of Crieff.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial stood at the southside of the Monzievaird & Strowan Parish Church, which was built in 1804 and demolished in 1964.

The monument itself was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday 27th October 1920. The recently published book - buildings of Perthshire & Kinross says; "Designed by Reginald Fairlie and executed by Alexander Carrick"
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some excerpts from the Perthshire Advertiser - 30/10/1920;

In common with other places, the inhabitants of the parish of Monzievaird & Strowan paid a tribute of respect to their honoured dead who fell in the Great War by erecting a monument as a memorial to commemorate their memory, and as a lasting tribute to let the future generations yet unborn know the sacrifice made on their behalf. The unveiling ceremony took place on Sunday afternoon, and a great concourse of people assembled to take part in the ceremony....

The Rev. Wilson Bell read the Roll of Honour, after which Mrs Campbell Colquhoun of Clathie, who lost two sons in the war, gracefully performed the unveiling. Very visibly affected, she said :- " I UNVEIL THIS MONUMENT TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN WHO FELL IN THE WAR BELONGING TO THIS PARISH". The Rev. Mr Thomson then offered the prayer of dedication.

The monument is of Killelo-Aberdour freestone with four panels surmounted by a dome and bronze ionic cross. At the top of the north panel immediately underneath the dome is a pelican in the act of feeding her young, the whole presenting an interesting and effective appearance. The architect of the monument was Mr Reginald Fairlie, Edinburgh. Mr James M'Cowan, builder, Comrie, executed the work. At the close of the service several beautiful were placed at the base of the monument.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: COLQUHOUN, ERNEST FORBES CAMPBELL
Initials: E F C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd 2nd Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 26/09/1917
Additional information: Son of the late Capt. and Mrs. Campbell Colquhoun, of Clathick, Perthshire; husband of Dorothy M. Campbell Colquhoun. Came from Rhodesia, South Africa, to enlist.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: LV. F. 13.
Cemetery: POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY

Name: COLQUHOUN, PHILLIP HUGH LUMSDEN
Initials: P H L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 19/09/1918
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Capt. and Mrs. W. Campbell Colquhoun, of Locke's Acre, Crieff, Perthshire. Native of Clathick, Crieff.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 1.
Cemetery: TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY, CAULAINCOURT
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The official "Buildings of Perthshire" book suggests Alexander Carrick had a hand in this monument but there is no mention of him in the P.A. report - maybe Jim McGinlay can add his thoughts here?

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and as a lasting tribute to let the future generations yet unborn know the sacrifice made on their behalf.

This bothered me somehow. As a teenager I travelled this road for a long time during my apprenticeship when working at Aberuchil Castle in Comrie. During all those times I never noticed or thought of the memorial being there. Hopefully making up for it now.....and, in some way, keeping it alive for others.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a reason for the use of a pelican?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Pelican is a symbol of sacrifice. I seem to recall the legend that in times of famine, the pelican pecks at its own breast and uses its blood to feed its young.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
I think the Pelican is a symbol of sacrifice. I seem to recall the legend that in times of famine, the pelican pecks at its own breast and uses its blood to feed its young.


Spot on Spoons. The same symbol is used above the entrance door of the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh.

You can see a photo of the SNWM 'Pelican of the Wilderness' in the SNWM thread.

Here's a copy of the image



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re. the pelican - it would seem a particular favourite for inclusion on memorials designed by the architect Reginald Fairlie. He also planned the memorial lychgates at Bendochy and Kinclaven which have the pelican in piety and also Blairgowrie which has a pelican right on top of the memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: EWING, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Secondary Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 8th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 12/04/1917
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Duncan Ewing, of The Laggan, Crieff, Perthshire. M.B.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 42.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/honour/biog.php?bid=2120
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 30.10.1920

MONZIEVAIRD
WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED


In common with other places, the inhabitants of the parish of Monzievaird and Strowan paid a tribute of respect to their honoured dead who fell in the Great War by erecting a monument as a memorial to commemorate their memory, and as a lasting tribute to let the future generations yet unborn know the sacrifice made on their behalf. The unveiling ceremony took place on Sunday afternoon, and a great concourse of people assembled to take part in the ceremony. Among those present were the Hon. Mrs Williamson and rev. Mr Williamson, Tomperran; Major B. Ernest and the Misses Graham Stirling of Strowan; Major, Mrs, and Mrs Ernest Colquhoun, Clathie; Mr Keith Murray of Ochtertyre, Capt. And Mrs Rockey, Lawers; Mr and Mrs Sharp, Westerton etc. The Rev. Wilson Bell, minister of the parish conducted the service, assisted by the rev. Canon Meredith, Crieff; Rev. Dr Thomson, Dunning; Rev. Mr Murray, Monzie; and the Rev. Mr Ferguson, Crieff. The praise was led by Mr H. M’Kinstry, Comrie. Miss Dow, the organist of the church, officiated at the organ.

After the singing of the hymn, “For all the saints that from their labour rest”, and the reading of the New Testament lesson by the Rev. Canon Meredith, from Rev. vii, 9-17, the Rev. Wilson Bell read the Roll of Honour, after which Mrs Campbell Colquhoun of Clathie (who lost two sons in the war) gracefully performed the unveiling. Visibly affected, she said: “I unveil this monument to the glory of God in memory of the brave men who fell in the Great War belonging to this parish”. The Rev. Mr Thomson offered the prayer of Dedication, after which Mr Haig, D.S.O., T.D., R.A.M.C., delivered an address full of touching passages. “How bright these glorious spirits shine”, having been sung, the benediction pronounced by the Rev. Wilson bell, and the singing of God Save the King”, an interesting and impressive service was brought to close.

The monument is of Killelo-Aberdour freestone with four panels surmounted by a dome and bronze ionic cross. At the top of the north panel immediately underneath the dome is a pelican in the act of feeding her young, the whole presenting an interesting and effective appearance. The architect of the monument was Mr Reginald Fairlie, Edinburgh. Mr James M'Cowan, builder, Comrie, executed the work. At the close of the service several beautiful were placed at the base of the monument. Misses and Mr Ernest graham Stirling of Strowan placed one, and Colonel and Mrs Reddie likewise paid their tribute of respect.

The front and back panels of the monument bear the following transcriptions and names:- “To the glory of God and in memory of the men connected with Monzievaird and Strowan Parish who gave up their lives for King and country during the Great war 1914-1919. Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends”.

Capt. W.W. Cooper, 1/1st Ayrshire Yeomanry; Capt. J. Ewing, M.B., R.A.M.C.; Cpl. J. Carr, R.A.S.C.; Signaller W. M’Kenzie, 12th Royal Scots; Pte. G. Newlands, 54th Canadians; Rev. D. Heggie (Capt.), Chaplain, H.M. Forces; 2/8th Royal Scots; Lieut. F.E. Colquhoun, 2nd R.U. Fusiliers; Pte. G.T. Gibson, 2nd A.& S. H.; Gnr. A. M’Laren, R.G.A.; Pte. J.M. M’Ewan, 7th Cameron Highlanders; Capt. H.L. Colquhoun, M.C., Cpl. D. Lawson, L/Cpl. J. Stothard, L/Cpl. W.R. Donaldson, Signaller D.T.J. Dow, Pte. A. Morrison, Pte G. Wilson, all Black Watch.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Rev. David Heggie Reply with quote

Rev. D. Heggie (Capt.), Chaplain, H.M. Forces; 2/8th Royal Scots

Also remembered upon the St Giles Memorial in Edinburgh.

(Glasgow Herald 25th of October 1917)
"At Military Hospital, Curragh, Ireland, on 23rd last, the Rev. David Heggie, chaplain to the forces, Royal Scots, and minister of the parish of Monzievaird and Strowan, Crieff, husband of Rosanna Clements, and son of the late Andrew Heggie, The Byers, Bathgate."

Name: HEGGIE, THE REV. DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chaplain 4th Class
Regiment/Service: Army Chaplains' Department
Age: 33
Date of Death: 23/10/1917
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Christina Gorrie Heggie, of Kilwaughter Castle, Larne, Co. Antrim; husband of the late Rossana Heggie, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1250.
Cemetery: CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY
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