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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: WOLFHILL, MEMORIAL HALL WW1 Reply with quote

The Village Hall at Wolfhill (north-east of Guildtown accessed from the A93).
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Grid ref: NO154333
Web Address: www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?lat=56.4848&lon=-3.3739&scale=25000&icon=x



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The list of names outside:


These names replicate those on the civic monument at Burrelton (Cargill Parish)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a nice plaque inside the hall:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

Pte Alf. W. Brand Scots Guards
Pte Jas. Davidson Black Watch
Pte Alex. Dickson Black Watch
Pte John Ford Black Watch
Pte Alex. Hallyburton Black Watch
Sgt Joe. M. Isles Border Regiment
Pte George Isles Highland Cyclist Battalion
Pte WM. F. Kerr R.A.M.C.
Pte WM. Lamond H.L.I.
Tpr Pat D. Lawson Scottish Horse
Pte John Martin Black Watch
Cpl John Martin Black Watch

Pte Wm. Meldrum Canadians
Pt WM. Miller Black Watch
2nd Lt Basil Moon London Regiment
Cpl John Morrison Black Watch
Pte James Nairn Black Watch
Cpl WM. J. Purves M.M.G.S.
Staff Nurse Jessie Ritchie Q.A.I.M.N.S.R.
Cpl Ed. M. Robertson Leicester Regiment
Pte Alex Simpson Black Watch
Pte John Slidders Lancashire Fusiliers
Pte John Smith Black Watch
Tpr Jas W. Whytock Canadians


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling the plaque inside the hall may have come from the old Cargill Parish Church but, as yet, have found no reference to substantiate this. More newspaper trawling.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PERTHSHIRE CONSTITUTIONAL & JOURNAL: 23.08.1920
BURRELTON WAR MEMORIAL
THE EAST END'S SCHEME


At a public meeting in the Public Hall, Burrelton, Mr Henderson of Lawton presiding, it was reported that the War Memorial Committee in the east and west ends of the parish could not come to an agreement about a suitable site, hence the delay. The west end would not support a scheme to erect a memorial at or near Burrelton, but agreed to support a scheme or erecting a tablet on the Churches of Cargill, Woodside, and Wofhill, with all the names of the fallen belonging to the parish.
After a full discussion it was unanimously agreed by the east end to erect a memorial cross on Burrelton Green, with tablets containing all names of those belonging to the parish who had fallen in the war.
A committee was appointed to consult Mr L. Reid, builder, Coupar Angus, as to a suitable design and the probable cost, and collectors were appointed to receive subscriptions.

PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 10.04.1929
WAYSIDE ECHOES
WOLFHILL MEMORIAL


I am informed that a suitable tablet, designed and cut by Mr George Christie, sculptor, York Place, has been cut into the wall of the hall gifted by Sir Ernest Moon of Balholmie to the village of Wolfhill as a war memorial to the men of the village and district who fell in the war, and in memory of his son, Lieut. Basil Moon, who was killed in action. On the tablet are inscribed the names of those who made the supreme sacrifice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Due to a dwindling committee I am informed that the future of the Wolfhill Hall is under threat. An EGM is imminent.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Cpl. John Morrison Reply with quote

Cpl. John Morrison Black Watch

Also listed on the memorial at Dyke, Moray.

(Glasgow Herald 22nd Feb 1915)
"Information has been received of the death of Lance-Corporal John Morrison, 1st Black Watch, who was killed in action near La Bassee. He was 29 years of age and was well known in Burrelton district, Coupar-Angus. He joined the Black Watch in September, and was at the front in November. He fell wounded in the leg about the same time Second Lieutenant Willet, and, although wounded, crawled over to this officer, and was in the act of trying to take of his pack when he received the fatal shot."

CWGC
MORRISON, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/5181
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Morrison, of Brodie, Forres, Morayshire.

SNWM
Surname: MORRISON
Firstname: John
Service Number: S/5181
Date Death: 25/01/1915
Place of birth: Tomintoul Banffshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: L/Cpl


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:40 am    Post subject: Update of info for John Morrison Reply with quote

John Morrison L/cpl S/5181 1st Black Watch born Tomintoul 14/11/1885 enlisted Perth Age 29 Killed in Action F & F 25-Jan-15 Son of John and Margaret Ross Morrison, of Brodie, Forres, Morayshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 244: Occ Gamekeeper. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 24 & 26 Courant 12-2-16 FG 10-2-15 FN 13-2-15 & NA FG 24-2 Glasgow Herald 22-2-15: Burrelton, Coupar Angus. Dyke & Wolfhill
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt Basil Moon London Regt Reply with quote

Name: Basil Oliver Moon
Death Date: 24 May 1915
Rank: 2/Lieutenant
Regiment: London Regiment
Battalion: 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles)

Baptism Name: Basil Oliver Moon
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: abt 1884
Baptism Date: 12 Nov 1884
Father's Name: Ernest Robert Moon
Mother's Name: Emma Harrietta Russell Moon
Parish or Poor Law Union: Cranley Gardens St Peter
Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Register Type: Parish Registers

Type of Casualty: Killed in action
His Probate Will Date: Probate Date: 9 Aug 1915
Death Date: 24 May 1915
Death Place: Middlesex, England
Registry: London, England
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:00 am    Post subject: CWGC details for Basil Oliver Moon Reply with quote

MOON, BASIL OLIVER
Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:24/05/1915
Age:30
Regiment/Service:London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
8th Bn.
Awards:Mentioned in Despatches
Grave ReferenceI. B. 9.
Cemetery POST OFFICE RIFLES CEMETERY, FESTUBERT
Additional Information:
Son of Sir Ernest Moon, K.C.B. and Lady Moon, of Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Berks.
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Name: MOON, BASIL OLIVER
Initials: B O
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Additional information: Son of Sir Ernest Moon, K.C.B. and Lady Moon, of Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Berks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 9.
Cemetery: POST OFFICE RIFLES CEMETERY, FESTUBERT

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 05.06.1915
MR MOON OF BALHOLMIE'S YOUNGER SON KILLED -
MEMORIAL SERVICE AT CARGILL

Second Lieutenant Basil Moon, who was killed in action on 24th inst., was the younger son of Mr Ernest Moon, K.C., of Balholmie, Cargill, Counsel to the Speaker of the House of Commons, and Mrs Moon. He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. When war was declared he applied for a commission; and was gazetted to the Post Office Rifles. His regiment went to France in March.
On Sunday a memorial service was conducted in Cargill Parish Church by Rev. W. A. Campbell. Preaching on John xiv., 1 "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me", Mr Campbell said:- "Our trouble today is the loss of one who worshipped here regularly, preferring the service of the Church of Scotland to that of the Church of England. Enlisting on the outbreak of war, he was on Monday last struck in battle, while leading his men in a most difficult and dangerous charge. He did not live for himself; and the end of his life was action, and successful action, for the sake of others. For the sake of others he voluntarily sacrificed himself. Without such self-sacrifice war would be but carnage. With it, war, in spite of its terrible features, displays a solemn morality. The brave young officer, having fought well, will sleep well, even though the storm of war should rage over his grave. When one who encounters death for the sake of others is called away, it may be like the stoic to remain unmoved; but it is not like the Christian. God intends that his Gift should be received with smiles of gratitude and surrendered with tears of grief. Our sorrow must flow in the channels of submission. It must be a sorrow so quiet as to hear the words of consolation that are uttererd amongst the stokes of the rod - 'Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me".
'The Dead March in Saul' was played at the close of service.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:32 pm    Post subject: Basil Moon-Death Penny returned to family Reply with quote

Earlier this year Mike Taylor of the WFA gave a talk on Basil Moon in the newly refurbished Wolfhill Hall-which is no longer under threat.
At the very well attended meeting Mike was handed Basil Moon`s death penny which had been found at a Council tip!
As can be seen from the pictures(posted shortly) the family engraved the penny with additional details.
Basil`s great niece was in the audience and the penny has now been given back to her for family safekeeping.
A happy ending indeed.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:14 am    Post subject: Re: Basil Moon-Death Penny returned to family Reply with quote

dalblair wrote:
Earlier this year Mike Taylor of the WFA gave a talk on Basil Moon in the newly refurbished Wolfhill Hall-which is no longer under threat.
At the very well attended meeting Mike was handed Basil Moon`s death penny which had been found at a Council tip!
As can be seen from the pictures(posted shortly) the family engraved the penny with additional details.
Basil`s great niece was in the audience and the penny has now been given back to her for family safekeeping.
A happy ending indeed.


A nice story, thanks.

Derek.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos courtesy of Hugh Macrae;


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