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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: DUNFERMLINE, WW1 Reply with quote

Located in the memorial gardens adjacent Dunfermline Abbey





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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen a memorial with so many surnames to my own - 13 Robertsons are listed here.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
I've never seen a memorial with so many surnames to my own - 13 Robertsons are listed here.


Does that mean you're from Fife stock then?

It's a fine looking memorial though, well looked after as well.

There seem to be a large number of names added on the third panel. I wonder why that was?


Note that Alan P Beveridge has a rose after his MC. If you look up CWGC it confirms that this stands for a bar to his Military Cross

Name: BEVERIDGE, ALAN PRIMROSE
Initials: A P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 35th Heavy Bty.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 16/09/1918
Awards: M C and Bar
Additional information: Son of Henry and Jane T. Beveridge, Pitreavie Castle, Dunfermline.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: West end, 3.
Cemetery: VRAIGNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Note also that Major Beveridge's family owned Pitreavie Castle. Looking up Pitreavie Castle it was bought by Mill owner Henry Beveridge in 1885 and sold to the Air Ministry in 1938.

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Name: ERSKINE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 5th/6th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 14/04/1917
Service No: 200476
Awards: V C
Additional information: Son of the late William Erskine, of Dunfermline, and of Mrs. Elizabeth Erskine, of 1, East Savile Rd., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Citation: An extract from the London Gazette, dated 4th Aug., 1916, records the following :- "For most conspicuous bravery. Whilst the near lip of a crater, caused by the explosion of a large enemy mine, was being consolidated, Actg. Serjt. Erskine rushed out under continuous fire with utter disregard of danger and rescued a wounded serjeant and a private. Later, seeing his officer, who was believed to be dead, show signs of movement, he ran out to him, bandaged his head, and remained with him for fully an hour, though repeatedly fired at, whilst a shallow trench was being dug to them. He then assisted in bringing in his officer, shielding him with his own body in order to lessen the chance of his being hit again."
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DICKSON, DAVID GORDON
Initials: D G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 16
Date of Death: 18/08/1916
Service No: S/11391
Additional information: Son of David James and Jessie Morrison Dickson, of 121, Chalmers St., Dunfermline, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Born: Lasswade, Midlothian
Enlisted: Glasgow

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 16.09.1916
DUNFERMLINE BOY HERO
ENLISTED AT 14, KILLED AT 16


"You have lost a son, and we have lost a gallant soldier", writes an officer commanding a battalion of the Gordon Highlanders in France to Mr David James Dickson, Chalmers Street, Dunfermline, in regard to his eldest son, Private David Gordon Dickson, the circumstances of whose death provide one of the most shocking incidents of the war. After the outbreak of hostilities deceased was engaged as a Boy Scout messenger at Leven, and he enlisted in the Royal Scots, representing his age to be 17, whereas he was only 14. Fifteen months later his father brought him out by acquainting the military authorities as to his real age, but the lad manifested great restlessness when back in civil life, and only three weeks elapsed when he disappeared. He had been in France two months with the Gordon Highlanders before his parents were able to trace him. His father again wrote as to his age, but the letter unfortunately reached the commanding officer two days after the lad was killed, or he would have been withdrawn from the firing line. The deceased was a nephew of Mr Robert Dickson, municipal bandmaster, Crieff.

*Born 24th May, 1900 at Shottstown, Penicuik
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is taken from the Abbey churchyard. Shame about the street lights



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for anyone interested in researching this memorial, the Dunfermline Journal covering the period of WW1 is available online at Ancestry - you need a subscription of course. If you just want to check one or two specific entries then send me a PM but I have to limit the offer otherwise it would be a full time job Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Info on the unveling of the memorial:

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=3750

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:45 am    Post subject: Lt. Robert Stevenson B.D. Reply with quote

Robert Stevenson B.D.

(Glasgow Herald 1st of September 1917)
"Killed in action, 23rd August, Second Lieutenant Robert Stevenson, Black Watch, eldest son of Rev. Robert Stevenon, Dunfermline."

Name: STEVENSON
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 7th Bn. attd. 9th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 23/08/1917
Additional information: Eldest son of the Rev. Robert Stevenson and Margaret Fisher Stevenson. A Graduate with First Class Honours of Glasgow University, held the Black Fellowship, and was a Licentiate of the Church of Scotland. Born at Dunfermline, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 10.
Cemetery: BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: L.Sgt. James Inches D.C.M. Reply with quote

James Inches D.C.M.

(Glasgow Herald 8th Dec 1914)
"According to official notice just received, Sergeant J. Inches, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, son of Mr Andrew Inches, Dunfermline, was killed in action near Ypres on October on 31. Sergeant Inches joined the army five years ago, and spent 11 months at Gibralter. He was 22 years of age, and was only about a month on the continent."

CWGC
Name: INCHES, JAMES
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 10065
Date of Death: 31/10/1914
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Awards: D C M (Distinguished Conduct Medal)
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Inches, of 46, Reid St., Dunfermline.

SNWM
Surname: INCHES
Firstname: James
Service Number: 10065
Date Death: 31/10/1914
Decoration: D.C.M.
Place of birth: Dunfermline Fife
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: L/Sgt
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Pte James Stevenson Reply with quote

James Stevenson

(Glasgow Herald 8th Dec 1914)
"Mr David Stevenson, joiner, Rose Street, Dunfermline, has received intimation from the War Office that his son, Private James Stevenson, is reported killed. Private Stevenson belonged to the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders. He was a reservist, and traveled from Western Canada to koin his regiment. He was married in March this year."

CWGC
Name: STEVENSON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 7008
Date of Death: 22/10/1914
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of David Stevenson, of 11, Victoria St., Dunfermline, Scotland; husband of Annie Stevenson, of 522, Salem Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

SNWM
Surname: STEVENSON
Firstname: James
Service Number: 7008
Date Death: 22/10/1914
Place of birth: Dunfermline
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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Andrew Paterson

(Glasgow Herald 25th December 1914)
"Notification has been made to his parents in Dunfermline of the fact that Private Andrew Patterson, Cameron Highlanders, has been missing since the end of October. Private Patterson is married and has a family of three children. Before the outbreak of war he was a Cameron reservist, and worked as a pit contractor. He joined the army at the age of 17, and has been in the Seaforths, the Black Watch and the Gordons. The War Office further intimate that no trace of him can be found. He is also a member of Lodge No. 250 Freemasons."

CWGC
PATERSON, ANDREW
Rank: Private
Service No: 6636
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: PATERSON
Firstname: Andrew
Service Number: 6636
Date Death: 22/10/1914
Place of birth: Oakley Dunfermline
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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Robert Heggie

(Glasgow Herald 1st Jan 1916)
"Official notification has been received bu his widowed mother of the death of Robert Heggie, 1st Cameron Highlanders. He die don November 26 from wounds sustained the previous day. He was 21 years of age and joined the Army a year ago. In civil life he was a miner, and was employed in the Aitken Pit, Kelty. His mother, widow of the late Mr John Heggie, Carnock, resides at 54 Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline."

CWGC
HEGGIE, R
Rank: Private
Service No: S/16281
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: VII. D. 18.
Cemetery: DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS

SNWM

Surname: HEGGIE
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: S/16281
Date Death: 26/09/1915
Place of birth: Carnock Fife
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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