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Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Boer War

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:32 pm    Post subject: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Boer War Reply with quote

This memorial is located just before the entrance to Stirling Castle. It has recently been restored so it looks almost new.











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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few photos taken prior to restoration:







And yes, to the left rear of that last photograph, that IS a man in WW2 Battledress. These photos were taken on the day of a "Living History" event at the castle.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:01 am    Post subject: Argyll & Sutherland Boer War Memorial Transcribed Reply with quote

This memorial has now been transcribed and partially researched. It is now on-line at www.roll-of-honour.com/Stirlingshire/StirlingAandHSouthAfrica.html The details of the memorial's history, the history of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders during the South African War and several of the men with additional information. Any further information would be very welcome.

Martin Edwards
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Researching War memorials throughout the UK on www.rollofhonour.com and also the South African War at www.boerwar.com
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that some of the men listed on this Memorial are also on Falkirk's Boer War Memorial:

Lieut. John HUNTER
Pte. John CURRIE (7136)
Pte. William HARLEY (2988)
Pte. John HAY (4063)
Pte. James McBETH (6147)
Pte. James WIGGINS (2817)
Pte. James SCOTT (3844)

There is a slight discrepancy in one man:

L/Cpl. James STENHOUSE is listed on Falkirk as Pte. James Stenhouse (6889)

Anne
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From an article in the Falkirk Herald, dated 13th January 1900

"Lieutenant Hunter, Falkirk, has been selected as one of the subaltern officers of the company. He holds the P.S. and tactical certificates. During his four years connection with ĎCí Company, the Lieutenant has taken a great interest in everything pertaining to the success of the Volunteer movement in the district. A splendid shot, he attended Bisley last year, and recorded some excellent scores, while he was captain of the company shooting team. He has in every way proved himself a very capable officer, is held in the highest respect and esteem by the non-comís and men under him, and leaves for the front with the best wishes of both companies. Lieutenant Hunter is a son of Mr. Robert Hunter of Glenfuir, and was engaged at Port Downie Iron Works, along with his father, the proprietor of the works."

Lieutenant John Hunter died at Heilbron, South Africa 1st July 1900 aged 22.

He is mentioned on both Stirling and Falkirk Boer War Memorials and has, although not buried there, a gravestone in Camelon Cemetery

See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=267&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=hunter&start=375&mforum=scottishwargraves
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private N Crawford 6845 is also listed on the Strachur Boer War memorial

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3322

He was Neil Crawford and he was killed at Magersfontein, 11th December 1899.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte Millen's grave in South Africa can be seen here. It's worth a look just for the inscription at the foot of the stone...

http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1059626

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a wee look at the link Adam - very sentimental! Wink

The stone loks as though it's been spaled against the wall, the cement holding it has splattered out and nobody's bothered to clean it up!

Anne
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