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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: ORWELL Reply with quote

Located on west side of South Street, Milnathort;
Map Information Location:
Grid ref: NO117041
Web Address: www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?lat=56.2221&lon=-3.4246&scale=25000&icon=x







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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details of Flight Sgt George Thompson's Victoria Cross:

THOMPSON George
Flight Sergeant 9 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve..
London Gazetted on 20th February 1945
VC Medal's Custodian is the National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle..
Born on 23rd October 1920 at Trinity Gask, Perthshire, Scotland.
Died on 23rd January 1945 in Belgium. (Died on of wounds).
Memorial on grave at Brussels Town Cemetery, Evere-les-Bruxelles, Belgium.
Citation reads.
On 1 January 1945 in an attack on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, a Lancaster bomber, after releasing its bombs, was hit by two shells and raging fire broke out. Flight Sergeant Thompson, wireless operator, seeing that both turrets were ablaze, went at once to help the two gunners to a place of relative safety, extinguishing their burning clothing with his bare hands. Then, despite his shocking state of burns and charred clothing, he went through the burning fuselage to report to the pilot. The crippled aircraft finally crash-landed, one of the gunners survived, the other Died on. Flight Sergt Thompson Died on of his injuries three weeks later.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEORGE THOMPSON V.C.

I believe there is also a memorial plaque to George Thompson in Portmoak Primary School - hopefully I can add that at some point.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KEIR, ANNIE CARMICHAEL
Initials: A C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 31
Date of Death: 17/02/1942
Additional information: S.R.N., C.M.B. Daughter of Mary R. Keir, of Atholl Cottage, Victoria Avenue, Milnathort, Kinrossshire. and of the late David L. Keir.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: S.S. "TANJONG PENANG"


TANJONG PINANG (Palm Oil Tanker) 133 Tons 13 Feb
Diesel Engined -1 x 3" and 1 x 40mm Bofors (Lt Cdr Basil Shaw N.Z.R.N.R.)
Sailed ex Singapore Evening 13.2.42, passengers included R.A.O.C. personnel (1 Major and 50 ORs). Picked up some survivors of Shu Kwang 14.2.42 and made Tembilan - then returned to Pom Pong Island to pick up more stranded evacuees (one says 120, another "about 320"). Sailing on the 16th for Batavia (unknown to them already captured) they were illuminated by Searchlights and then attacked by shell fire fron Japanese Naval Units, taking two direct hits, one exploding in a cabin holding many nurses, killing about 20 people. The vessel sank within 5 minutes, and a another shell explosion shattered a lifeboat, the occupants being thrown into the sea., This on the night of the 18th February. Of 11 surviivors (who managed to secure 4 small rafts together, but only 5 survived at the end of the 5th day when 2 of the remaining 5 struck out with one of the rafts

One was to be picked up by a Japanese Cruiser - doubtful of any other survivors.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the Seaforths came from Eddleston in the Borders and is listed on the Peebles War Memorial

BRUNTON, John
Private, 8th (Service) Bn. Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: S/40924
Age: 42
Date of Death: 13/05/1917
Enlisted: Milnathort, Kinross-shire
Son of Thomas and Margaret Brunton, of Eddleston, Peeblesshire; husband of Elizabeth Brunton, of Victoria Avenue, Milnathort, Kinross-shire.
Formerly 4023 A&SH.
Grave: XVIII. M. 19. ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY.
Listed on the Orwell Parish War Memorial, Milnathort, Perth & Kinross
Listed on the Peebles War memorial, Scottish Borders
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW1

A.&.S Highlanders
Sergt. Ralph Dodds
L.Cpl. Edward Coventry
Pte. James Greig
Pte. William Halliday
Pte. William Lumsden
Pte. Alexander McCubbin
Pte. John Millar

Royal Highlanders
Pte. Andrew Balfour
Pte. John Calderhead
Pte. James Fraser M.M. (Military Medal)
Pte. James McBain
Pte. Alexander Marshall
Pte. David Reekie
Pte. Thomas Ross

Royal Engineers
Sergt. William Thomson
Sapr. David Keir

Seaforth Highlanders
Capt. William B.J. Reid
L.Cpl. David McGregor
Pte. John Brunton
Pte. John Martin
Pte. John Yule

Australian Impl. Forces
L.Cpl. Robet Millar
Pte. James Archibald
Pte. Peter Malcolm

Canadians
Cpl. George Goodwillie
Pte. William Bruce
Pte. Robert Jobson
Pte. Henry Millar

Royal Field Artillery
Gnr. George Tait Beaton
Gnr. William Bowie
Gnr. Robert Morison

Machine Gun Corps
Lieut. William Blyth
Pte. John Donaldson
Pte. William Emslie

Other Units

2nd Lieut. Peter Duff - South Lancashire Regiment
Pte. David Craig - H.L.I.
Pte. Robert Dunn - K.O.S.B.
L.Cpl. James Paterson - R.S.
Gnr. Robert Douglas - R.G.A.
Pte. Alexander Nicol - Scots Guards
Pte. David Low - Scottish Rifles
A.B. John William Wiseman - Royal Naval Division
Pte. David Reid - North Staffords
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW2

Flt/Sgt. Thomas Air, R.A.F.
Lieut. Stewart B. Black, Seaforth
Flt/Sgt. Colin D. Brough, R.A.F.
Pte. Charles Duncan, Gordons
Flt/Sgt. Donald C.S. Davie, R.A.F.
Sgt. Charles Edgar, R.A.F.
Cpl. James R. Greig, A.&.S.H.
Pte. John Gordon, Parachute Regt.
Nursing Sister. Annie C. Keir
3rd W.O. Marshall M. Lean, M.N.
Lieut. George M. Lumsden, R.S.F.

Sgt. Charles McCulloch, R.A.F.
Pte. William McInnes, Black Watch
Pte. Donald Melville, Recce Corps
Pte. John Melville, Tynside Scottish
C/Sgt. Archibald D. Moyes, A.&.S.H.
Spr. Andrew M. Noble, Johore Vol. Engineers
L.A.C. Thomas Rutherford, R.A.F.
C.F.M. Alfred E. Riddoch, R.E.M.E.
A.B. Edward Small, R.N.
Flt/Sgt. George Thomson V.C. (Victoria Cross) R.A.F.
Sgt. Eric Young, R.A.F
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
Nursing Sister. Annie C. Keir


Nursing sister Keir's CWGC entry has already been listed above by Mark but it's not mentioned on the previous post that she was a nurse and may have served in the Malayan Nursing Service. She is listed as such on this website:

http://www.cofepow.org.uk/pages/civilian_ss_tanjong_pinang.htm

And is one of several Scottish women listed as serving with the MNS who died on the SS 'Tanjong Pinang'

Thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC Certificate

Name: KEIR, ANNIE CARMICHAEL
Initials: A C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 31
Date of Death: 17/02/1942
Additional information: S.R.N., C.M.B. Daughter of Mary R. Keir, of Atholl Cottage, Victoria Avenue, Milnathort, Kinrossshire. and of the late David L. Keir.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: S.S. "TANJONG PENANG"

Tony
_________________
Pte. W. BROWN, Middlesex Regiment, K.I.A Battle of The Somme.
Sgt. J. V. MURPHY, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, D.O.W Monte Cassino, Italy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Unveiling Reply with quote

Unveiled by General Sir F.J.Davies,KCB,KCMG,KCVO-GOC Scotland on Sunday 20 November 1921.Designed by G Washington Brown,RSA,Edinburgh and executed by Messrs DBeveridge,Perth
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sculpted by CDO Pilkington Jackson.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:43 am    Post subject: Pte. John Calderhead Reply with quote

WW1
ROYAL HIGHLANDERS
Pte. John Calderhead

Not listed at Bathgate, Stanley or Govan church memorials.

(Glasgow Herald 23rd April 1915)
"Intimation was received yesterday that John Calderhead, a special reservist in the 42nd Black Watch, had died from wounds received in action. He was formerly a signalman, and resident in South Street, Milnathort. He leaves a widow and family."

CWGC
CALDERHEAD, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/2776
Date of Death: 04/04/1915
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. A. 63.
Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Calderhead, of 14, Jarvey St., Bathgate; husband of Christina Calderhead, of 37, Store St., Stanley, Perthshire.

SNWM
Surname: CALDERHEAD
Firstname: John
Service Number: 3/2776
Date Death: 04/04/1915
Place of birth: Govan Lanarkshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Site donated by Mr Belfrage Black of Tillywhally
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Perthshire Advertiser is reporting that this war memorial is being renovated over the next few weeks and the surrounding gardens will get a revamp too.

http://www.perthshireadvertiser.co.uk/perthshire-news/local-news-perthshire/perthshire/2013/05/28/restoration-of-orwell-memorial-begins-73103-33391431/

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly it id being reported that this memorial has been vandalised and plaques stolen.

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