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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: Torphins Reply with quote

Torphins - Kincardine & Deeside District
Torphins, Community , location - Kincardine O'Neil Hospital Grounds , UKNIWM Ref No. 8634
Torphins, Memorial Hospital , location - Kincardine O'Neil Hospital , UKNIWM Ref No. 8635

The Torphins war memorial is an elemental style monument featuring a large, roughly hewn grey granite standing stone which is flanked on either side by a low curving wall constructed of rough boulders of different shapes. The commemorations and names of the dead are listed on dressed grey granite panels set into the walls.
The memorial stands in its own rock garden enclosure at the Kincardine O'Neil War Memorial Hospital at the entrance on St. Marnan's Road.
The dedication reads:
'GREAT GRANITE STONE, SPEAK WHAT OUR LOVE ENROLS,
THE GLORIOUS PASSING OF HEROIC SOULS,
WE DO NOT NUMBER THEM AMONG THE DEAD,
THEY REST IN MANY FIELDS WHERE VALOUR BLED,
SERVING THE RIGHT, THEY FELL, YET STILL IN LIFE,
THEY SERVE THE GOD OF RIGHT BEYOND THE STRIFE.








WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
BEATON F.G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BEWS W. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.E.F.
CAMERON D. ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER
CAMERON D.R. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SECOND LIEUTENANT
CATTO A.M. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
CATTO G.B. SCOTTISH HORSE PRIVATE
CHRISTIE A.J. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY CORPORAL
CHRISTIE W. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
CLARK A. CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F.
CLARK M.K. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY DRIVER
COUTTS J.W. ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
DAVIDSON D.H. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS CAPTAIN
DAVIDSON W.M. CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F.
DURWARD J. GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
ESSON W. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
EWAN J. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
EWEN G.S.J. NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS PRIVATE
FARQUHAR A.G.N. ROYAL NAVY LIEUTENANT
FARQUHAR A.M. GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
FARQUHAR H.B. ROYAL FUSILIERS CAPTAIN
FINDLAY J.R. KING'S ROYAL RIFLES PRIVATE
FRASER D.R. NEW ZEALANDERS PRIVATE N.Z.E.F.
FRASER L.H.V. MIDDLESEX REGIMENT LIEUTENANT
GAVIN J. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.E.F.
GILMOUR W.O. SCOTTISH HORSE SECOND LIEUTENANT
GORDON G. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.E.F.
GORDON R.R. ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN
HALL W.H. ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY BOMBADIER
HEPBURN A. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
HEPBURN W. CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F.
KEMP J.P. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE
MACLAGAN R. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCLAGGAN J.M. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS CAPTAIN
MERCHANT D. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MICHIE J. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MILNE J.A. AUSTRALIANS LIEUTENANT COLONEL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER A.E.F.
MORGAN W. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MOWAT J. GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
MURDOCH A. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MURRAY R.W.S. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS CAPTAIN
NASH T.S. ROYAL AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT
NOBLE H. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PETER W.D. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PICKERING F.A.U. DRAGOONS LIEUTENANT COLONEL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER SECOND DRAGOONS
REID J. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS PRIVATE
RITCHIE E.G. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
ROBERTSON GLASGOW A.W. ROYAL GARHWAL RIFLES CAPTAIN
ROBERTSON J.S. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
ROBERTSON W. GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
SMITH J.B. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
SMITH J.H. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
STRACHAN A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
STUART A. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE
TAYLOR A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
TAYLOR G.H. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CORPORAL
TAYLOR H.G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
TAYLOR J.M. NEW ZEALANDERS PRIVATE N.Z.E.F.
THOMSON A.J. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
THOMSON J. AUSTRALIANS LANCE CORPORAL A.E.F.
THOMSON W. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
TURNER A. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
VAUGHAN THOMPSON R.H. ROYAL FUSILIERS CAPTAIN
WALKER E. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE
WATT A.H. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WATT G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
ANDERSON JEANNIE AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE
CRUICKSHANK WALKER MERCHANT NAVY
CRUICKSHANK WILLIAM GEORGE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE RESERVE QUANTAS
MICHIE ALFRED MERCHANT NAVY
MUNRO GORDON GORDON HIGHLANDERS
STURTON JOHN ROYAL AIR FORCE
WRIGHT JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS
YOUNG CHARLES ROYAL AIR FORCE
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BEATON, FRASER SINGER

Private, TR/1/10586 52nd Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Enlisted Aberdeen Died Home 12-3-18 Age 18.
Son of Isabella Beaton, Beaconsfield Cottage,
Port Elphinstone, Inverurie & the late Farquhar Beaton.
Died at Colchester Military Hospital.
Inverurie Cemetery Plot C Row 5 Grave 723


BEWS, WILLIAM

Private, 493 31st Bn Australian Infantry
Enlisted Brisbane, Queensland.
Killed in Action F & F 19-1-17 Age 28.
3rd son of Mrs Bews, Torphins, Aberdeenshire.
Native of Gallowcairn, Aberdeenshire.
Aberdeen Daily Journal Roll of Honour: 8-2-17:
Son of the late David Bews, North Footie, Torphins.
1891 Census: 2/10/41 Gallowcairn: Age 2.
1901 Census: 6/10/41 North Footie: Mother Jessie Bews.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: David Bews, Farmer, North Footie, Kincardine O誰eil.
A.I. F. Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers Fr 744 Plot I Row D Grave 3


CAMERON, DOUGLAS JOSEPH McINTOSH

Gunner 110953 188th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
Born Kincardine O誰eil Enlisted Aboyne 16 Aug 1916
Residence Newton of Melgum.
Died of Wounds F & F 16-10-17 Age 24.
Husband of Helen Cameron, Rose Cottage, Kincardine O誰eil.
Roll of Honour for the Howe of Cromar:
Photo & details Newton of Melgum & Boig, Tarland. Also on Tarland War Memorial.
Spoilbank Cemetery, Zillebeke B 131 Plot II Row A Grave 17

CAMERON, DOUGLAS ROBERT

2nd Lt 3rd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Deptford 15/10/1894 Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 31/07/1917 Only son of Mr & Mrs Robert Wilson Cameron & Mrs Cameron, 397 Queen's Rd; New Cross Gate, London. Mo: Auguste M Robertson. Grandson of Mrs Cameron, Campfield, Glassel. Educated Boys High School, New Cross. Officers Book Page 173. Husband of Lydia Alice (nee Chester) Cameron, 201 Queen's Rd; Peckham, London. Served in the London Scottish in 1914. Married 1915 St Giles. Service Returns: 137/AF174. Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery B 046 Row A Grave 13 EE 27-08-17 Page 2: Photo PJ 22-09-17 Page 4 : Photo Kincardine O Neil & Torphins

CATTO, ALEXANDER M

L/cpl 202632 4th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Aberdeen 11 SEP 1895 Enlisted Banchory
Killed in Action F & F 23-4-17 Age 22.
Son of Alexander Catto, Farmer, Upper Muirskie, Maryculter & Jane nee Milne.
The Roll of Honour Volume III: Page 50.
Arras Memorial M R 20 Panel 8 & 9

CATTO, GEORGE BRUCE

Private, Scottish Horse Died At Sea


CHRISTIE, ALEXANDER JAMES

Cpl 60646 42nd Bty 2nd Bde Royal Field Artillery
Born Banchory Enlisted Aboyne Killed in Action F & F 21-3-18.
Son of Mrs Mary Christie, Hillside, Kincardine O誰eil.
1901 Census: 5/14/70 North Road House: Alex. J Age 10 Born Kincardine O誰eil.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Alexander Christie, Cochran Village.
Aberdeen Daily Journal: 19/4/18: District Casualties:
Page 4 Column 3 details: Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Alex Christie,
Cochran Village, Kincardine O誰eil.
Arras Memorial M R 20 Bay 1


CHRISTIE, WILLIAM

Lt & QM 3rd Bn Gordon Highlanders
Died Home 8-11-17.
Officers Book page 166.
Kincardine O誰eil Old Churchyard. North of West End of Ruin.

CLARK, ANDREW

Private, 412204 18th Bn Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Born Dyce 9 MAR 1892 Killed in Action F & F 9-4-17 Age 25.
2nd son of Andrew & Elsie Clark, Torphins, Scotland.
Aberdeen Daily Journal Roll of Honour: 4-5-17: son of Mr & Mrs Clark, Chapelwell, Learny, Torphins. Occupation: Labourer.
1901 Census: 8/34 : Pond Cottage, Age 9 born Aberdeen.
Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus
Fr 523 Plot IV Row C Grave 3

CLARK, MALCOLM KELLAS

Driver, 630227 104th Army Bde Royal Field Artillery
Born Aberdeen Enlisted Aberdeen Died of Wounds F & F 3-10-18
Tincourt New British Cemetery Fr 446 Plot V Row D Grave 3

COUTTS, JAMES WINCHESTER

Sapper, 492951 21st Divisional Signal Coy. Royal Engineers
Born London 26 OCT 1888 Enlisted Aberdeen.
Killed in Action F & F 27-5-18 Age 29.
Husband of Helen Carnegie Bremner (formerly Coutts),
15 Ferryhill Terrace, Aberdeen.
City Roll of Honour: 18 Granton Place, Aberdeen.
1891 Census Birse: 2/9/38: Ballogie Stables:
Joseph & Catherine also James Age 2.
Marfaux British Cemetery Register
Fr 622 Vaux Vernnes French Military Cemetery 3

DAVIDSON, DUNCAN HAMLYN

Captain, Seaforth Highlanders
Born Kincardine O誰eil 28 March 1877.
Killed in Action F & F 9-5-15 Age 38.
Son of Duncan & Flora Frances (nee Burdett) Davidson,
Inchmarlo House, Banchory. Other details & Sluie.
Wounded 17 DEC 1914.
1881 Census 209/2/11: Craigmyle Mansion, Kincardine O誰eil.
1911-12 Voter痴 Roll: Inchmarlo.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Duncan Francis Davidson Lt Col, Dess.
Aberdeen Daily Journal: Twice wounded in advance near Neuve Chapple.
19-5-15: Photo.
Details on Banchory War Memorial and in Banchory West Church.
Le Touret Memorial.
M R 22 Panel 38/39


DAVIDSON, WILLIAM MALCOLM

Private, 80279 Canadian Expeditionary Force,
31st Bn Alberta Regiment
Born Aboyne, Coull 11 DEC 1886
Died of Wounds F & F 5-4-16 Age 32.
Son of Mrs James Anderson, Backhill,
Trustach, Banchory, Kincardineshire.
Next of kin Mrs W Davidson, Glassel Station, by Banchory.
Occupation: Logger.
Spoilbank Cemetery, Zillebeke
B 131 Plot I Row G Grave 3

DURWARD, JOHN

L/sjt 290611 7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Kincardine O誰eil Enlisted Banchory Died of Wounds F & F 28-4-17 Age 25.
Brother of Samuel Durward, Milton of Ennets, Torphins, Aberdeenshire.
Aberdeen Daily Journal Roll of Honour: 2-5-17. 11-4-17 Youngest son of Samuel Durward, Milton of Ennetts, Torphins. District Casualties: 2-5-17 Page 5 Casualties List: DOW 28-5-17.
1901 Census 8/2/6 Milton of Ennets Age 9 born Kincardine O誰eil.
Etaples Military Cemetery
Fr 40 Plot XIX Row M Grave 4

ESSON, WILLIAM

Private, 512 鄭 Coy 7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Crathie, Aberdeenshire Enlisted Banchory
Killed in Action F & F 4-8-16 Age 23.
Son of the late Robert Esson, Morven Villa, Torphins, Aberdeenshire & the late Margaret Esson. Native of Crathie, Aberdeenshire.
Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt
Fr 188 Plot I Row B Grave 60

EWEN, GEORGE SKENE ILLINGWORTH

Private, 55703 10th Northumberland Fusiliers
Enlisted Bradford Killed in Action Italy.
Formerly 2598272 Army Service Corps
The Cromar War Memorial Book: Photo and details: 5 Grove Terrace, Torphins.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: (Absent)
Magnaboschi British Cemetery
Plot 3 Row C Grave 4

EWEN, JOSEPH

Private, 4023 4th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Enlsited Aberdeen Died of Wounds F & F 22-5-16 Age 16.
Son of Joseph C & Harriet F Ewen, Easter Beltie, Glassel.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Joseph Ewen, Farm servant, Corquittachie.
St Pol Communal Cemetery Extension
Fr 787 Row A Grave 5

FARQUHAR, ALASTAIR CHARLES NICOL

Lt Royal Navy, Commander of 滴MS Eden
Born Iowa, USA Died at sea in the Channel 17-6-16 Age 28.
Son of Albert & Alice (Nicol) Farquhar.
Details on Aboyne War Memorial & Banchory War Memorial.
Kincardine O誰eil E P Churchyard.

FARQUHAR ALEXANDER MILNE

Sjt 705 9th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Kincardine O誰eil Enlisted Aberdeen
Died of Wounds F & F 18-6-17 Age 24.
Son of Alexander & Mary Milne Farquhar, Sawmill Cottage, Torphins.
Other details of Kirkbrae. Was a regular in the 2nd Bn Gordons.
Aberdeen Daily Journal Roll of Honour: 19-7-17.
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery B 11 Plot XIV Row C Grave 5A

FARQUHAR, HOBART BROOKS

Captain, 15th Bn Royal Fusiliers (Price of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles)
Killed in Action 21-5-16
Son of the late Admiral Sir Arthur Farquhar, KCB Drumnagesk, Aboyne.
Husband of Ida Violet Farquhar, Barry Lodge, Hook Heath, Woking.
Served in the Matabele Wars & South African Campaigns.
Arras Memorial M R 20 Bay 10

FINDLAY, JAMES REID

Rifleman R/17568 2nd Kings Royal Rifles 釘 Coy Rhodesian Platoon.
Died of Wounds F & F 30-6-16
Arras Memorial M R 20 Bay 7

FORDYCE, EDWARD

Private, 291037 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders
Enlisted Torphins
Killed in Action F & F 30-4-18
Son of Mrs Fordyce, Dee Lane, Banchory. Brother James also killed.
Aberdeen Daily Journal 15-3-18 Wounded list.
Sandpits British Cemetery, Labeuvriere Fr 33 Plot I Row B Grave 12

FRASER, DUNCAN REID

Rifleman, 24/145 New Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Training Unit. Son of J Fraser, Gallowcairn, Torphins.
Pokeno (Fraser Road) Public Cemetery, Franklin District, New Zealand.


FRASER, LACHLAN HENRY VEITCH

Lt, 4th Bn Middlesex Regt
Killed in Action 24-2-15 Age 20.
Son of Major Francis & Beatrice De Dombal Fraser, Tornaveen, Aberdeenshire.
Commissioned 4 AUG 1914.
1901 Census 8/1/1: Tornaveen House Age 6.
Godezonne Farm Cemetery, Kemmel
B104 Plot I Row A Grave 7

FRASER, WILLIAM

Private, 290091 (2587) 7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born |Lumphanan Enlisted Torphins
Died of Wounds F & F 23-6-16 Age 22.
Son of William and Catherine Fraser, Boghead, Lumphanan.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: (Absent) Petrie痴 Buildings.
Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
Fr 95 Plot I Row D Grave 18

GAVIN, JOHN WILLIAM

Trooper, 1385 Australian Expeditionary Force, 9th Light Horse
Born Peterhead Enlisted June 1915 Cockburn
Killed in Action 9-8-16 Age 25
Son of John Gavin.
City Roll of Honour: 52 Whitehall Place, Aberdeen.
Educated Tornaveen Public School, by Torphins
Occ: Railway Official: Embarkation Papers:
KoN Mrs Mary Gavin of Torphins: Occ: Engine-Cleaner.
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Egypt 2 Row B Grave 73

GILMOUR, WILLIEJOHN OBERLIN

Lt, 13th Bn Black Watch attd South Notts Hussars.
Born Armadale 30 May 1884 Killed on patrol.
Near Kakaraska on the Struma Front. 15-5-17 Age 32.
Eldest son of William Gilmour BA &
Mrs Barbara Learmouth Gilmour, Struma, Culter, Aberdeenshire.
Other details Schoolhouse, Crathes, Banchory.
Husband of Madge Gordon Sim Gilmour,
Auchintoul, Torphins, Aberdeenshire.
Was a master at Leith Academy. Re-joined 2nd Bn Scottish Houdr, August 1914.
Aberdeen Daily Journal: 25-3-16 Births: A son, Auchintoul, Torphins. 22-3-16 Madge G Gilmour, wife of Lt W O Gilmour 2nd Scottish Horse.
5-6-17 Roll of Honour: killed on patrol 15th May.
25-4-16 Page 3 : Promotion for a Deeside Trooper with photo.
Officers Book page 205.
Roll of Service in the Great War: Page 60: Photo.
Aberdeen University Book of Remembrance.
1911-12 Voter痴 Roll: Crathes.
Detail on Banchory War Memorial and in Banchory East Church
Doiran Memorial, Doiran Military Cemetery M R 37

GORDON, GEORGE

Private, 1683 50th Bn Australian Infantry
Born Torphins Killed in Action F & F 25-4-18 Age 30.
Son of John & Georgina Gordon, 124 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen.
1891 Census: Pitmedden Farm, Craigmyle: Age 3 born Kincardine O誰eil.
1901 Census: Pitmedden 2/2/5 Age 13
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial M R 26

GORDON, ROBERT REID

AB Clyde Z/1754 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
滴awke Bn Royal Naval Division
Born Torphins 25 NOV 1894 Killed in Action F & F 2-1-18
Son of Mr & Mrs John Gordon, 124 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Daily Journal Roll of Honour: 17-1-18 :
Youngest son of the late John & Mrs Gordon, Pittmedden, Torphins.
1901 Census: Pitmedden 2/2/5 Age 6.
Villers-Plouich Communal Cemetery
Fr 667 Row A Grave 42

HALL, WILLIAM HARRY

Bdmr Royal Horse Artillery
Born Cruden 5 JUN 1886
Son of John & Catherine Hall.
School Record: John Hall, Coachman, Desswood, Kincardine O誰eil.
1901 Census: Coachman痴 Cottage, 5/1/5 Age 14 Stable Boy Born Cruden.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: (Absent) Dess House, Dess Station.

HEPBURN, ALEXNADER

Private 31109 14th (Service) Bn Highland Light Infantry
Born Peterculter Enlisted Aberdeen Residence Glassel
Killed in Action F & F 24-11-17 Age 23.
3rd son of James Hepburn, Milton of Campfield, Glassel.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Soldier (Absent) Milton of Campfield, Glassel.
Helen & James also there.
Cambrai Memorial
M R 17 Panel 10

HEPBURN, WILLIAM

Private, 192525 Canadian Expeditionary Force 42nd Bn Canadian Infantry
Born Banchory 30 DEC 1892 Enlisted 19 JUN 1916.
Son of James Hepburn, Overseer, Milton Campfield, Glassel.
Next of kin: Son of Mrs Helen Hepburn, Milton Campfield, Glassel, Aberdeenshire.
Occ: Motorman (Street Railway)
Ecoivres Military Cemetery Fr 68 Plot IV Row J Grave 29

KEMP, JOSEPH PETRIE

Private, M/338240 Royal Army Service Corps
Born Aberdeen 17 FEB 1889 Enlisted Fraserburgh Residence Glasgow
Died F & F 4-11-18 Age 29.
School Record: Son of Albert Kemp, Dess.

McINTOSH, WILLIAM

Private, 3764 7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Enlisted Torphins
Killed in Action F & F 31-7-17 Age 21.
Son of Margaret Stewart, Newton Croft, Midmar, Aberdeenshire.
Native of Midmar. Details also on Lumphanan War Memorial.
Maroeuil British Cemetery Fr 15 Plot I Row H Grave 5

McLAGGAN, JAMES MURRAY

Captain, MC Royal Army Medical Corps attached 3rd Royal Fusiliers
Born Kincardine O誰eil Killed in Action F & F 4-10-18 Age 27.
Eldest son of James & Sarah Ann McLaggan, Bank House, Torphins.
Aberdeen Daily Journal: Roll of Honour: 12-10-18 Attached Royal Fusiliers.
Received commission 4 AUG 1914. Won MC at Loos 25 SEP 1915.
1901 Census: 3/21/93: Bank House.
1981-19 Voter痴 Roll: James McLaggan, Bank Agent, Church Road, Torphins.
Son of James McLaggan, Tollpark, Kinross. Native of Torphins.
Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy Fr 234 Plot II Row D Grave 14

McLAGGAN, ROBERT

Private, 2760 7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Enlisted Banchory
Killed in Action F & F 4-6-15 Age 22.
Son of William & Jane McLaggan.
City Roll of Honour: 40 King痴 Crescent, Aberdeen.
Occupation: Porter Great Northern Railway Company.
Le Touret Memorial
M R 22 Panel 39-41

MERCHANT, DAVID SMITH

Private, S/11218 9th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Cluny Enlisted Aberdeen
Killed in Action F & F 25-7-17 Age 26.
Son of Alexander & Martha Merchant, Gallowfields, Findrach, Torphins.
Aberdeen Daily Journal Roll of Honour: 4-8-17
1901 Census 7/1/5: Burnside of Ennets : Age 9 : Born Kincardine O誰eil.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Alexander Merchant, Farmer, Gallowfields.
Ypres Town Cemetery Extension
B 58 Plot I Row E Grave 8

MICHIE, JOSEPH

Private, 290425 1/7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Maryculter 29 Jan 1892 Enlisted Banchory 1 SEP 1914.
Killed in Action F & F 1-6-17 Age 25.
Son of Mrs Mary Michie, Powdagie. Craigmyle, Torphins, Aberdeenshire.
The Roll of Honour: Volume III Page 193.
Son of the late Arthur Michie by his wife Mary (Powdagie, Torphins)
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Mrs Mary Michie, Rowdargie, Torphins.
Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St Laurent Blangy
Fr 729 Row C Grave 30

MILNE, JOHN ALEXANDER

Lt Col DSO 36th Bn Australian Expeditionary Force
Born Woodside, Cromar 23 Mar 1872 Educated Torphins School. Arrived in Brisbane in August 1890 on the Dorunda. Worked as a farm labourer in the Wide Bay district, he was a miner 1897 and then an engine driver on the Gympie goldfield and in 1903-1906 was a farmer at Kilkivan junction. He became a commercial traveller for hardware firms, based at Maryborough and from 1908 at Bundaberg, where he established a commission agency in 1913 and was a dealer for the International Harvester Company. An excellent rifle shot was from 1908 an officer in the Wide Bay痴 Regiment 1st Bn (later the 4th Infantry Bn). Enlisted Bundaerg, Queensland, in 9th Bn Australian Imperial Force as a captain 20 August 1914 and sailed on the first troopship to leave Queensland. On 25th April 1915 took 摘 Company ashore at Gallipoli; although wounded five times he continued to encouraging his men until he collapsed and was dragged down to the beach where it was realised he was still alive. After treatment in hospital he returned to Gallipoli but on 11 November, two days after his promotion to major, he was evacuated because of fever and in January 1916 was invalided to Australia. After enthusiastic civic welcomes in Maryborough and Bundaberg he resumed duty on 1st May 1916 and was appointed second in command of the 41st Bn. Reaching France in November, he was promoted Lieut-colonel and given command of the 36th Bn on 24th February 1917. Gassed at Messines, and injured by a shell at Passchendaele, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in August and in December was mentioned in dispatches.
Died F & F 12-4-18 Age 46.
Son of Alexander & Jane (nee McCombie) Milne, Husband of Elsie M Milne, McKenzie Street, Banktown, NSW.
DSO Volume III Page 306 his DSO Awarded for gallantry at St Yves 7th-12th June.
London Gazette 25-8-17
Heath Cemetery, Habonnieres Fr 526 Plot VIII Row J Grave 19

MORGAN, WILLIAM

Private, 242204 1/5th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Aboyne 13 OCT 1880 Enlisted Banchory
Died of Wounds F & F 5-4-17 Age 36.
Son of Maggie C Morgan, Lower Dagie, Tornaveen, Torphins, Aberdeenshire.
Aberdeen Daily Journal: District Casualties List 3-5-17 DOW
School Record: John Morgan, Drumgesk, Kincardine O誰eil.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Mrs Maggie & John Morgan Snr, Lower Dorgie, Torphins.
Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 95 Plot I Row K Grave 12

MOWAT, JAMES M

Cpl 290877 7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Enlisted Banchory 29 MAR 1915
Killed in Action F & F 30-7-17 Age 41.
Son of Mrs Mowat, 132 Holburn Street, Aberdeen.
Husband of Elizabeth Mowatt, Woodlands Cottage, Torphins, Aberdeenshire.
City Roll of Honour: Woodlands Cottage, Torphins : date 29th.
1918-19 Voters Roll: Mrs Elizabeth Mowat, Woodlands Cottage.
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M R 29 Panel 38

MURDOCH, ALEXANDER SCOTT

16th Bn Royal Scots 泥 Coy
Born Dyce Enlisted Aberdeen Residence Dyce
Killed in Action F & F 9-4-17
Son of George & Mary Murdoch, Felix Cottage, Dyce
Bailleul Road West Row B Grave 17

MURRAY, ROBERT WILLIAM SKINNER

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps later Royal Air Force
Died Egypt 6-5-19.
Born Old Machar, Aberdeen 23 MAY 1886. Educated Robert Gordons.
Roll of Service in the Great War : Page 109 : Photo.
Aberdeen University of Book of Remembrance.
The Aberdeen University Review Volume VI : Page 278.
City Roll of Honour : Kincardine O誰eil.
Son of John (Grocer & Draper)& Elizabeth Murray,
1901 Census 5/12/60: Murray痴 Buildings Age 14 Born Old Machar.
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt Plot P Grave 21.

NASH, THOMAS STUART

Lt 80th Sqdn Royal Air Force
Born Kincardine O誰eil Died F & F 9-8-18 Age 29.
Son of Cecil William & Meriel Nash, the Parsonage, Kincardine O誰eil.
Scottish Episcopal Clergy : Page 382 :Rector of Kincardine O誰eil 1885-1924.
1891 Census : 5/15/64 : the Rectory : Age 2.
1901 Census : 5/11/57 : Parsonage : Age 12.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: The Parsonage.
Vignacourt British Cemetery Fr 71 Plot IV Row C Grave 20

NOBLE, HENRY

Private, S/24067 6th/7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Kincardine O誰eil Enlisted Aberdeen 24 MAY 1918
Killed in Action F & F 25-10-18.
City Roll of Honour: 28 Maberly Street, Aberdeen. Date: 24th
1901 Census 3/4/20 Son of David (Millwright & Engineer)&
Elizabeth Noble, Henry Age 6.
Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery Fr 1142 Plot III Row E Grave 24

PETER WILLIAM D

Private, 242229 1/5th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Died of Accidential Injuries F & F 19-3-17 Age 20.
Son of Mr & Mrs Peter, Balmannocks, Torphins, Aberdeenshire.
Joined 29 July 1915 1/7th Bn Gordons.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: William Peter, Farmer & Mrs Mary Peter.
Maroeuil British Cemetery Fr 15 Plot III Row M Grave 9

PICKERING, FRANCIS ALEXANDER UMFREVILLE
Lt Col DSO 2nd Dragoons attd 9th Rif. Bde London 02/08/1881 Age 36 Killed in Action F & F 23/12/1917 Killed Commanding Rifle Brigade. VC & DSO Book Vol III page 322. London Gazette 1-1-17. Queen's Medal 4 Clasps. Frank only son of Mrs Mary Pickering, Kincardine O'Neil. Husband of Angela Desiree (nee Sutton) Pickering. 1900-01 Val Roll page 226 Mrs Mary Pickering. Father: Henry Dawney Umfreville Pickering. Probate Will Date: 20 Jun 1918. Brother of Ursula Vaughan-Lee. White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres B 101 Plot II Row F Grave 03 ADJ 07-01-18 RoH EE 03-01-18 Page 4 AJ 9-1-18 Page 2

REID, HUGH WATT

L/cpl S/18185 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Torphins Enlisted Aberdeen
Killed in Action F & F 10-5-18 Age 21.
Son of Charles & Isabella Anderson Reid, Yonderton, Monymusk, Aberdeenshire.
Sandpits British Cemetery Laeuvriere Fr 33 Plot I Row G Grave 10

REID, JOHN HENRY

Private 26951 13th Bn Royal Army Medical Corps
Born Aberdeen 4 AUG 1873 Enlisted Aberdeen
Died Home 30-1-15 Age 43. Died at Cromarty.
Son of Mary Reid, Cochrane, Kincardine O誰eil & the late Peter Reid.
School Record: Peter Reid, Craigton.
Kincardine O誰eil Old Churchyard. In South West Corner.

RITCHIE, ERIC GORDON

Private S/23113 8th Bn Black Watch
Born Kincardine O誰eil Enlisted Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 1-10-18 Age 19.
Formerly 2352 38th T R Bn.
Son of Mary Ritchie, East Wellgrove, Aboyne. Native of Torphins.
1901 Census Boothnagowan 3/18/79 William Gordon, Blacksmith, Eric Age 2.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: (Absent) Boothna Gowan, Craigour Road, Torphins.
Dadizeele New British Cemetery
B157 Plot VI Row A Grave 14

ROBERTSON, JAMES S

Private, S/13467 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Torphins Enlisted Aberdeen
Killed in Action F & F 18-7-16 Age 21. Missing at High Wood.
Son of William & Barbara Robertson, Morrice School,
Kincardine O誰eil, Aberdeenshire.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Mrs Barbara Robertson, Old Morice Schoolhouse, & William Robertson, Gardener.
Thiepval Memorial
M R 21 Pier 15B & 15C


ROBERTSON, WILLIAM

Sjt 564 1/7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Aboyne Enlisted Torphins
Died of Wounds Home 11-1-17 Age 22.
2nd son of Robert Robertson, Carpenter, Torphins.
Aberdeen Daily Journal Roll of Honour: 15-1-17.
Details of address, Sunningdale, Torphins.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Robert Robertson.
Torphins Burial Ground A.275 (On North boundary)

ROBERTSON-GLASGOW, ARCHIBALD WILLIAM

2nd Bn 39th Garhwal Rifles
Died 13-11-14 Age 34
Son of Mr R B Robertson-Glasgow, Montgreenan, Ayrshire.
Husband of Philadelphia C Violet Fraser Giles (formerly Robertson-Glasgow).
Served in the Somaliland Campaign (1901)
Le Touret Military Cemetery
Fr 727 Plot I Row B Grave 10

SMITH, JAMES B

2nd Lt 10th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Killed in Action F & F 9-4-17 Age 36.
Son of Catherine Smith, Fernwood, Maxwelltown, Dumfriesshire
& the late James Smith.
Officers Book page 167.
Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery
Fr 531 Plot II Row J Grave 1

SMITH, JAMES HAY

Private, 3756 1/7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Logie Coldstone Enlisted Banchory
Died of Wounds F & F 8-1-17 Age 27.
Eldest son of James & Elsie Smith, Craiglash, Glassel, Aberdeenshire.
Native of Torphins.
Aberdeen Daily Journal Roll of Honour: 25-1-17: Died at Casualty Clearing Station. DOW: List 7-2-17.
1901 Census 6/2/5 : Dubbieford : Born Logie Coldstone.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Elsie & James Smith, Farmer.
Contay British Cemetery
Fr 59 Plot VII Row B Grave 21

STRACHAN, ALEXANDER

Private, 1106 1/6th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Keith Enlisted Keith Died of Wounds F & F 15-3-15 Age 18.
Adopted son of Alexander Strachan, 105 Regent Street, Keith.
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Fr 102 Plot III Row D Grave 18

TAYLOR, ALEXANDER

Private, 266933 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Kincardine O誰eil Enlisted Tarland Killed in Action F & F 29-8-18 Age 23.
Son of Francis & Mary Taylor, Norton Cottage, Kincardine O誰eil.
MI 208 Kincardine O誰eil also George 21-9-16 Age 26. Herbert 20-11-17 Age 20 and James 14-2-19 Age 30.
School Records: Tollhouse.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: Francis Taylor, Gardener, Old Tollhouse, & Mary Taylor.
H A C Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mein
Fr 569 Plot III Row J Grave 3


TAYLOR, GEORGE HUNTER

Cpl 29086 14th Bn Highland Light Infantry
Born Torphins 17 JUL 1890 Enlisted Aberdeen Residence Coull by Aboyne.
Killed in Action F & F 23-8-16 Formerly 23378 Scottish Rifles.
Son of Francis & Mary Taylor, Norton Cottage, Kincardine O誰eil.
1901 Census Beltie Terrace.
Lens Eastern Communal Cemetery Grave 22

TAYLOR, HERBERT CHARLES

L/cpl 290456 1/7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Kincardine O誰eil 13 MAY 1897 Enlisted Banchory
Killed in Action F & F 20-11-17 Age 20.
Son of Francis & Mary Taylor, Norton Cottage, Kincardine O誰eil.
MI 208 Kincardine O誰eil also George 21-9-16 Age 26. Alexander 30-8-18 Age 23 and James 14-2-19 Age 30. Aberdeen Daily Journal 3-12-17 Page 4 Column 3:6th son. Details also in Roll of Honour.
Orival Wood Cemetery, Flequieres Fr 1498 Plot I Row D Grave 5

TAYLOR, JAMES MELVIN

Private, M2/148829 Royal Army Service Corps attached
1st New Zealand Div. Motor Transport Coy, New Zealand Army Service Corps
Died Germany 14-2-19 Age 30.
Born Torphins 19 JUK 1888
Son of Francis Taylor, Toll House, Kincardine O誰eil.
MI 208 Kincardine O誰eil also Alexander 29-8-18 Age 23 George 21-9-16 Age 26 and Herbert 20-11-17 Age 20.
Husband of Elizabeth Main Reid, (Formerly Taylor),
The Smithy, Rathven, Buckie, Banffshire.
Son of Francis & Mary Taylor, Norton Cottage, Kincardine O'Neil.
He was chauffeur at Parkhill House, Dyce. He left a widow & two children who resided at Viewfield, Gladstone Place, Dyce. Dyce Roll of Honour.
Cologne Southern Cemetery Plot II Row C Grave 2

THOMSON, ALEXANDER JOHN

Gunner, 192592 113th Royal Field Artillery
Born Kincardine O誰eil 6 AUG 1896 Enlisted Banchory
Died of wounds F & F 21-3-18 Age 21
Eldest son of John & Mary Thomson, nee Milne, Strath, Campfield, Glassel.
Born 1896 Kincardine O誰eil Birth: No 27 married 31st May 1895 Fyvie.
1901 Census: Strath 1/2/7 John & Mary Jane Thomson,
Alexander John Age 4 Born Kincardine O誰eil.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: John Thomson, Farmer, Strath & Mary Thomson.
Grevillers British Cemetery
Fr 512 Plot XI Row E Grave 18

THOMSON, JOHN

L/cpl 1273 Australian Army Medical Corps 15th Field Ambulance
Born Coull Enlisted Perth WA Died F & F 12-3-18 Age 34.
Son of the late John & Mary Ann Thomson, Daisy Cottage, Torphins.
City Roll of Honour: 691 George Street.
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial M R 26

THOMSON, WILLIAM SIMPSON

Private, 3963 3/4th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Kincardine O誰eil Enlisted June 1915 Aberdeen
Killed in Action F & F 25-9-15 Age 17.
Son of Mr & Mrs Alexander Smith Thomson, Woodbine Cottage, Glassel, Banchory.
Aberdeen Daily Journal 2-11-15 District Casualties: Prior to enlisting he was employed at Mrs Duncan痴 Sawmill, Inchmarlo. His father was a gardener at Glassel House & Learny.
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M R 29 Panel 38

VAUGHAN, RICHARD HENRY THOMPSON

Captain, 11th Bn Royal Fusiliers Died F & F 26-9-16 Age 32.
Only son of Col & Mrs E Vaughn-Thompson;
Husband of the Hon. Isabel, youngest daughter of Lord & Lady Shaw.
Authuile Military Cemetery Fr 702 Row E Grave 35

WALKER, EDWARD

Private, S4/157489 72nd Royal Army Service Corps (Field Bakery)
Born Aberdeen Enlisted Aberdeen Residence Kincardine O誰eil
Died East Africa 1-8-17 Age 24.
Son of Alexander & Jane Walker, Kincardine O誰eil.
Born Chapel of Garioch, Pitcaple.
1918-19 Voter痴 Roll: (Absent) Edward Walker, The Bakery.
Morogoro Cemetery, Tanzania Plot VIII Row B Grave 8

WATT, ALEXANDER HERD

Cpl S/4856 8th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Huntly Enlisted Aberdeen Died of Wounds F & F 23-6-15 Age 24.
Son of William Watt, 58 Bogie St; Huntly.
Occupation: Signalman Great Northern Railway Company. Address:
Bridgend, Kinnoir, by Rothiemay.
Lillers Communal Cemetery Fr 201 Plot II Row A Grave 15

WATT, CHARLES

Private 202335 1/4th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Born Banchory 5 Mar 1898 Enlisted Aberdeen Died of Wounds F & F 7-4-18 Age 20.
Son of John & Jessie Watt, Birks Lodge, Banchory, Kincardineshire.
Details on Banchory War Memorial.
Valenciennes Communal Cemetery Fr 1142 Plot V Row A Grave 12

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne,

The details that you have supplied are excellent - thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial sits at the entrance to the former hospital which was part of the war memorial fund raising for Torphins.

Confusingly this hospital was knows as the Kincardine O'Neil War Memorial Hospital although it isn't in the village of Kincardine O'Neil and also the Torphins War Memorial Materinty Hospital.

It is now closed as a hospital and is used as a GP medical practice called the Torphins Health & Resource Centre

It can be seen on Google Maps Street View

It would be good to get a photograph of the hospital building as well as the memorial.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



1914 Parish of Kincardine O'Neil 1919
War Memorial Hospital


The main door to the former War Memorial Hospital was retained but converted into a window.

A better pic could be obtained with a passing visit. I doubt if there would be anything still within the building but you never know.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Update of info WWII is now on Kincardine O'Neil Memorial Reply with quote

I have just updated the info from CWGC
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William Harry Hall 18th Bde Royal Horse Artillery Bmdr 600110
Soldier's Died has born Peterhead e Inverness Age 32 Died Egypt 4-11-18
Son of John Hall & Catherine Stone Fraser.
Dess Cottage, Dess Station.
MI Kincardine O Neil 245.
Ramleh War Cemtery EE2
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A couple of WW2 deaths

ANDERSON, JEANNIE
Rank:Private
Service No:W/124929
Date of Death:07/08/1943
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Auxiliary Territorial Service
Grave ReferenceSec. A.2. Grave 91.
CemeteryKINCARDINE O'NEIL CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:
Daughter of Robert and Jeannie Anderson, of Kincardine O'Neil.

CRUICKSHANK, WILLIAM GEORGE
Rank:Pilot Officer
Service No:267534
Date of Death:30/01/1942
Regiment/Service:Royal Australian Air Force
(Reserve)
Panel ReferenceColumn 10.
MemorialAMBON MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mrs. J. Cruickshank, of Torphin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The Ambon Memorial was constructed on the site of a former prisoner of war camp, and commemorates over 440 officers and men of the Australian forces who have no known grave. Of these, nearly 300 belonged to the Australian Army and over 150 to the Royal Australian Air Force; they lost their lives in Ambonia, in other islands of the Molucca group and in Celebes. Many of those commemorated here died in the defence of Ambonia in the early months of the war against Japan and others were killed in the Allied assault on Japanese air bases established on Ambonia and Celebes. A large number perished in Japanese prisoner of war camps. CWGC
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:49 am    Post subject: Re: Pte. Robert McLaggan Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
McLAGGAN, ROBERT

Private, 2760 7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Enlisted Banchory
Killed in Action F & F 4-6-15 Age 22.
Son of William & Jane McLaggan.
City Roll of Honour: 40 King痴 Crescent, Aberdeen.
Occupation: Porter Great Northern Railway Company.
Le Touret Memorial
M R 22 Panel 39-41


(Glasgow Herald 12th June 1915)
"Private Robert McLaggan, A Company 1-7th Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action on Friday, June 4th. Before joining the Army he was engaged as a railway porter at Torphins Station."
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