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Battle of Atbara 1898 Monument, Sudan

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:06 pm    Post subject: Battle of Atbara 1898 Monument, Sudan Reply with quote

This image is a photograph of a photocopy so aplogies for the quality! It is of a 1937 edition of Caber Feidh, the regimental magazine of the Seaforth Highlanders.

A detachment of the Black Watch visited the battlefield in 1937 and tidied up the memorial and the gravestones nearby. It's unlikely it has survived fifty years of Sudanese independence but I hope we can unearth a better image of it.

There is the obelisk which looks like it is a grave marker as well as a memorial and three other memorials. The one nearest is the headstone for 2nd Lt Gore, Seaforth Highlanders



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the names on the memorial

BAILLIE , Alan Charles Duncan , Captain , Seaforth Highlanders
BARTLETT , W , Private , Cameron Highlanders
BOWMAN , W , Private , Seaforth Highlanders
CHESWORTH , F , Private , Cameron Highlanders
CULLEN , T , Lance Corporal , Cameron Highlanders
DEVLIN , J , Private , Seaforth Highlanders
DOLE , G , Private , Lincolnshire Regiment
DONACHAN , , Private , Cameron Highlanders
DUFOUR , A , Private , Seaforth Highlanders
FAIRBAIRN , D , Drummer , Seaforth Highlanders
FINDLAY , C , Captain , Cameron Highlanders
FLEMING , J , Private , Cameron Highlanders
GAGE , C , Private , Royal Warwickshire Regt
GALLOWAY , W , Private , Cameron Highlanders
GORE , Paul Alexander , 2nd Lieutenant , Seaforth Highlanders
HALE , T , Private , Royal Warwickshire Regt
LEE , M , Private , Royal Warwickshire Regt
MALONE , J , Private , Lincolnshire Regiment
MARKHAM , F , Private , Cameron Highlanders
MARTIN , D , Lance Corporal , Seaforth Highlanders
McKEE , R , Private , Cameron Highlanders
McLEOD , , Corporal , Cameron Highlanders
MICKLETHWAITE , A , Lance Corporal , Cameron Highlanders
NAPIER , R F L , Major , Cameron Highlanders
NEILL , J , Private , Seaforth Highlanders
POWERS , A , Private , Royal Warwickshire Regt
STEWART , F , Piper , Cameron Highlanders
TAYLOR , J , Private , Cameron Highlanders
TAYLOR , T , Private , Lincolnshire Regiment
TOOLEY , E , Private , Cameron Highlanders
URQUHART , B C , Captain , Cameron Highlanders
WILKINSON , R , Private , Cameron Highlanders
WILLIAMSON , W , Private , Cameron Highlanders
WYETH , C or G , Sergeant , Army Service Corps

The Seaforths are also commemorated on the Seaforth Memorial in St Giles, Edinburgh. The Camerons are also listed on the memorial in Station Square, Inverness.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd Lt Gore is also commemorated in a church in Copdock in Suffolk. Details can be found on memorialman's Roll-of-Honour site here:

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Suffolk/Copdock.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private John Devlin is commemorated on his family headstone in Camelon Cemetery, Falkirk. See here:

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?p=2468

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:38 am    Post subject: Battle of Atbara Reply with quote

I note that my great uncle John McNeill, Ist Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, Reg No. 4494, who was killed in the battle on 8th April 1898 is incorrectly named as John Neill.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Alex, that's interesting. I see his name is correct on the memorial in St Giles' in Edinburgh:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1644

Do you have any further information you could post about him such as where he was born, who his parents were and where they lived when he died. i.e. the information you would get for World War dead on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Scottish National War Memorial databases.

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