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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject: Echt Reply with quote

Echt - Gordon District
UKNIWM Ref No. 8576

The Echt war memorial features the bronze lifesize figurative sculpture of a Gordon Highlander of the First World War by Aberdeen born sculptor William McMillan. The statue is set on a wide and tapering pedestal and two low steps of rustic grey granite blocks. The commemoration and names of the WWI dead are listed in black lead lettering on dressed granite tablets set into the faces of the pedestal. The names are listed by date of death.
The monument stands within the kirkyard.
For more information on the sculptor William McMillan see the posting on the 'Sculptors' section at the end of the Forum.


Above - The muzzle and breech of the soldier's rifle are protected against the ever-present mud of the trenches.

The two photographs below supplied and reproduced by kind permission of Stan Bruce.







WWI ROLL OF HONOUR (In alphabetical order):
ABEL WILLIAM S. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 7TH GORDONS 14/06/1917
ALLAN JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 1ST GORDONS 30/03/1918
BEATTIE ALEXANDER P. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 2ND GORDONS 02/02/1917
CLARK ALEXANDER ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER 22/09/1917
CRAIGMYLE JAMES D. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 24/12/1917
DAVIDSON WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 3/4TH SEAFORTHS 22/07/1916
DUNCAN ROBERT CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F. 09/04/1917
EWEN C.B. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL 2ND GORDONS 14/06/1921
FINDLATER JAMES K. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL 1ST GORDONS 23/10/1918
FINDLAY JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 9TH GORDONS 22/12/1916
FORBES ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 8/10TH GORDONS 25/04/1918
FRASER JAMES ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY BOMBADIER 06/06/1916
GLASS CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT 2ND GORDONS 25/09/1915
LEDINGHAM GEORGE M. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE 8TH BLACK WATCH 19/07/1918
LESLIE ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 4TH GORDONS 05/07/1918
MACKENZIE ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 1ST GORDONS 18/04/1918
MILNE DOUGLAS GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 1ST GORDONS 24/10/1918
PEARSON FRANCIS GEOFFREY ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS W/O MOTOR TRANSPORT 06/09/1914
POPE EASTON M. GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL 7TH GORDONS 29/07/1917
RAE ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL 1/4TH GORDONS 20/09/1917
REID CHARLES B. CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F. 17/07/1918
ROBERTSON DAVID GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 6TH GORDONS 11/04/1918
ROBERTSON WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE MILITARY MEDAL 4TH GORDONS 11/04/1918
SMITH ALBERT D. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE 8/10TH GORDONS 01/08/1917
STRACHAN JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL 2ND GORDONS 29/10/1914
THOMSON WILLIAM CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F. 28/04/1915
WALKER SAMUEL A. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.E.F. 02/09/1918
WIGHT JOHN L. UNITED STATES PRIVATE 147TH INFANTRY 23/12/1919


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been said before but fantastic when the dates are included.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: William S Abel Reply with quote

William Shepherd Abel Pte 290638 1st Gordon Highlanders b Echt e Echt, Aberdeenshire Age 23 Killed in Action F&F 14/06/1917 Son of Mr & Mrs George Abel, Monecht Cottage, Echt. Mother Mary Shepherd. 1901 Census: Fa Occ: Blacksmith Journayman. 1911 Census: Echt: 191/ 4/ 9. Age 16. Occ: Farm servant in the district. Soldiers Effects: Fa: George Mo: Mary. Service Returns: 117/AF 107. Soldiers Will 4 pages. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 ADJ 03-07-17 Page 4: Cas. AWJ 06-07-17 P2 The Scotsman 20-07-17 P7: City & Echt

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:38 pm    Post subject: James Allan Reply with quote

James Allan Pte S/18128 1st Gordon Highlanders b Maryculter 15/05/1897 e Aberdeen Age 20 Died of Wounds F & F 30/03/1918 Son of John W Annie Allan, East Finnercry, Echt, Aberdeen. Born Cockley, Maryculter. 1901 Census : Echt 191/27. Echt MI 55: John W Allan & Annie McHardy. The Roll of Honour Vol IV Page 2: Educated Echt PS Occ: Horseman. Roll of Honour: Vol IV. St Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent Fr 0225 Plot IV Row A Grave 2 ADJ 06-05-18 Page 4 EE 01-04-18 Page 3 RoH

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject: Alexander P Beattie Reply with quote

Alexander Paterson Beattie Pte S/40006 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Skene 02/01/1895 e Aberdeen Age 22 Died of Wounds F & F 02/02/1917 Son of Charles & Elizabeth (nee Paterson) Beattie, Garlogie, Skene, Aberdeenshire. Soldiers Effects: Fa: Charles. Service Returns: 117/AF 185. Echt MI : Charles Beattie & Elizabeth Paterson. No 167. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1 Fr 0062 Plot IV Row G Grave 15 ADJ 06-03-17 P5: Garlogie, Skene.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Alex Clark Reply with quote

Alex McLeod Clark Gnr 68947 79th Royal Garrison Artillery Siege Bty b Newhills, Aberdeen. 07/07/1897 e Aberdeen Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 22/09/1917 3rd son of the late James & Margaret Murray Clark, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire. Educated Echt. Occ: Gardener. At Mylufield, House, Dundee. Roll of Honour: Vol IV Page 31. Soldiers Effects: Christian. William H. Sis: Margaret. Jemima A. Margaret. Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension Fr 0161 Plot IV Row F Grave 08 EE 30-10-17 Page 3 ADJ 31-10-17 1/1 & ADJ 03-11-17 1/1 EE 07-11-17 Page 2: Photo.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:52 am    Post subject: James Donald Craigmile Reply with quote

James Donald Craigmile Pte S/18808 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders b Echt 29/07/1891 e Aberdeen r Echt Age 26 Died of Wounds F & F 24/12/1916 Eldest son of James Craigmile, Farmer, Easter Echt. Mother Catherine Donald. 1901 Census: Easter Echt, Echt. 1911 Census Age 20 Occ: Horseman. Soldiers Effects: Fa: James. Service Returns: 114/AF 141. Echt MI 116. Grevillers British Cemetery Fr 0512 Plot X Row A Grave 13 ADJ 31-12-17 1/1 & ADJ 01-01-18 Page 1RoH: Echt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:54 am    Post subject: William Davidson Reply with quote

William Davidson Pte 3282 4th Seaforth Highlanders b Skene e Glasgow Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 23/07/1916 Son of Peter & Annie Davidson, Knockquharn Cottage, Dunecht. also Lomond Cottage. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15C ADJ 03-08-16 Page 3 & 4 AWJ 11-08-16 P4 Echt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:55 am    Post subject: Robert Duncan Reply with quote

Robert Duncan Pte 799829 15th Canadian Inf (1st Central Ontario Regt) b Dunecht 18/01/1880 e Toronto Age 29 Killed in Action F & F 09/04/1917 Son of Robert & Margaret Duncan, Middle Broomhill, Dunecht. Occ: Teamster. Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus Fr 0523 Plot I Row E Grave 33 ADJ 10-05-17 Page 4: District Cas. Echt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:57 am    Post subject: C B Ewen L/cpl Reply with quote

Charles Beattie Ewen L/cpl S/43410 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Fyvie Age 25 Died Home 14/06/1921 Son of William & Maggie Ewen. Mother Margaret Jane Cowie. 1901 Census: Denwell Cottage, Echt. Deaths: 644/7 413: Age 26: Possilpark. Age 26. ADJ 16-06-21 Page 6: Echt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject: James Findlater Reply with quote

James Kinghorn Findlater L/cpl 290214 1st Gordon Highlanders b Echt 19/03/1898 e Echt Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 23/10/1918 Son of William & Mary Findlater, Wellwood, Echt, Aberdeenshire. 1901 Census: Wellwood Cottage. Fa Occ: Shepherd. 1911 Census:191/ 3/ 3. Age 13. Echt MI Entry 28 (Mary Gerrie Kinghorn). Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0206 Plot I Row A Grave 07 EE 19-11-18 Page 3: Listed as Pte W Findlater.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: James Findlay Reply with quote

James Findlay Pte S/14196 9th Gordon Highlanders b St Machar e Aberdeen Age 25 Killed in Action F & F 22/12/1916 Brother of Hannah Findlay, 24 Broomhill Rd; Aberdeen. Alais James Findlay Murray. Soldiers Effects: Sis: Harriet M. & Hannah M. Native of Corskie Croft, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire. Soldiers Will 7 Pages. Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery Fr 0703 Plot I Row E Grave 12 Dundee Courier 20-01-17 P4: Bridge of Don.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:00 am    Post subject: Alexander Forbes Reply with quote

Alexander Forbes Pte S/18177 8/10th Gordon Highlanders b Echt e Aberdeen Age 20 Died of Wounds as PoW F & F 25/04/1918 Son of John Forbes, Hawthorn Cottage, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire. 1911 Census: Fa Occ: Gardener. Mother: Annie. Alexander Age 12. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez Fr 0924 Plot XIV Row N Grave 01 The Scotsman 01-03-20 P12: Dunecht.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: James Fraser Reply with quote

James Findlay Fraser Gnr 7165 1st Royal Field Artillery Div.Amm. Col. b Aberdeen e Glasgow Age 22 Died of Wounds F & F 06/06/1916 Son of John & Barbara Fraser, Skene, Aberdeenshire. Skene book says son of Mr & Mrs James Fraser. Educated Garlogie and was a policeman before enlisting. Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery Fr 0178 Plot I Row N Grave 20 Daily Record 27-06-16 P4: Aberdeen. Echt & Skene

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject: Charles Glass Reply with quote

Charles Glass Sjt 10472 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Skene e Aberdeen Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/1915 b Charles Beattie. B 1887. Short Service: 2 Pages. 1911 Census: India 2nd Bn. Occ: Farm Servant. Service Returns: Mo: Miss Annie Beattie. Service Returns: 117/AF 146. Soldiers Will 2 Pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 ADJ 08-11-15 P3: Echt

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