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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: BLAIRGOWRIE HIGH SCHOOL WW2 Reply with quote

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38 are recorded for WW2. Again those delineated in blue are not on the War Memorial in the Wellmeadow. The public monument, where known, is shown beside their name. The one in red has not yet been identified.

ADAMS, WILLIAM LINDSAY, B.W
BLACK, BLAIR S.R., B.W.
BRODIE, WILLIAM F.P., R.A.F.
BURGESS, ROBERT R., R.A.F.
CALDER, GEORGE M.F. M.N.
CHRISTIE, ELIZABETH M., W.A.A.F.
COLLIE, IAN, R.N.
CROCKART, WILLIAM F., R.A.F.
DAVIDSON, KENNETH J., R.A.S.C.
DAVIDSON, STEWART, B.W.
DOVE, WILLIAM S., R.A. (1ST A.D.)
DUFFUS, JACK, R.A.F.
FENDER, FRANK P., B.W.
FINDLAY, JAMES W., B.W.
FINDLAY, ROBERT G., R.A.
GOW, DENHOLM, R.A.F.
HUTCHESON, DAVID, B.W.
KELLY, ALEXANDER, PIONEER CORPS
LAW, JOHN T. R.A.
LITTLE, ALEXANDER, R.A.F. - Clunie
MACASKILL, ALLAN, R.A.F.
MCGREGOR, GREGOR S., R.A.F.
MACKAY, JAMES, M.N.
MCLAGAN, JAMES, R.N.
MCNAB, JAMES, R.A.S.C.
MILNE, JAMES, R.A.
MONCUR, WILLIAM, R.C. OF SIGS.
NEILL, DAVID, R.A.F.
NEILL, DOUGLAS J., R.A.F.
PETRIE, JOHN M., R.S.F.
RITCH, ROBERT, B.W.
ROSS, JAMES M., R.A.F.
SIMPSON, JAMES S., ESSEX REGT.
SMITH, CRICHTTON A., R.A.F.
STEPHEN, JAMES, R.A.F.
STRAITON, PETER, R.A.F. - Cray
TURNBULL, ALEXANDER S., R.A.F.
FARQUHARSON, ALEXANDER W., D.F.M, R.A.F. - Bendochy


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Details for the 'extras';

Name: FARQUHARSON, ALEXANDER WATSON
Initials: A W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 108 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 12/07/1943
Service No: 142875
Awards: DFM
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7, Column 1.
Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 30.07.43
Mr and Mrs A. W. Farquharson, Newhouse, Glamis, formerly of Bendochy, have been notified that their son, Pilot Officer A. W. Farquhrason, is missing from recent operations.
Pilot Officer Farquharson, who is 24, was born at Finavon and was educated at Blairgowrie High School when his parents were residing at Bendochy district before his father took up employment at Newhouse farm.
For some time before he joined the R.A.F. in 1940 Pilot Officer Farquharson was employed on the farm of Mr A. D. C. Main, Windyedge, Perth, as a tractor driver.
He was promoted Pilot Officer three months ago.
In February this year it was announced that Pilot Officer Farquharson (then Flight-Sergeant) had been awarded the D.F.M. for conspicuous gallantry in flying operations in the Middle East.
He went to the Middle East in February last year. At the beginning of this year he was wounded and wads in hospital in Malta.


BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 26.02.44
Mr and Mrs A. W. Farquharson, Newhouse, Glamis, formerly of headachy, have been notified that their son, Pilot Officer Alexander W. Farquharson, who was reported missing in July last year, is now believed to have been killed in Sicily.
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Name: LITTLE, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 25
Date of Death: 03/01/1943
Service No: 1365959
Additional information: Son of William and Nellie Little, of Clunie. B.Sc. Agriculture (Edin.).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CLUNIE CHURCHYARD

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 08.01.43
Mr and Mrs William Little, Craigie, Clunie, have received the sad intimation that their youngest son, Sergeant-Pilot Alexander Little, R.A.F. has been killed on active service. He was 25 years of age.
Sergt.-Pilot Little was educated at Clunie School, Blairgowrie High School and Edinburgh University.
A smart intelligent boy, he took high places in his classes at the High School, and gained the full,Higher Leaving Certificate in 1936.
He took a prominent part in the High School sports activities. Of splendid physique, he was a member of the football team, and was a successful competitor in the annual sports, being runner-up for the boys’ championship in 1933 and 1934. Oustanding at the high jump, he was a fine runner, while he had natural aptitude for putting the weight and other “heavy” athletics, at which he was a very promising enthusiast.
He was one of theHigh School senior team which competed in the sports contests taken part in by the secondary schools in the county.
Sergt.-Pilot Little graduated B.Sc. In Agriculture at Edinburgh University in the summer of 1940, when it was announced he had been awarded the Stevens Scholarship in Agriculture.
In March 1941, it was reported in our columns that Sergt.-Pilot Little had been commended by the King for bravery at a farm where he was working, while he was temporarily in the service of the Department of Agriculture. Intimation of the commendation was made in the following letter from the Air Ministry, dated 27th February:- “I am commanded by the Air Council to inform you that His majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve the award to you of a commendation, in recognition of you brave conduct in rescuing the pilot of a Royal Air Force aircraft which crashed on July 20th, 1940.“The Air Council wish me to convey to you their warm congratulations on this mark of His Majesty’s pleasure. “The award will be announced in a supplement of the London Gazette to be published on the evening of February 28th, 1941.”
Sergt.-Pilot joined the R.A.F. in tha autumn of 1940 and had a large part of his training in America. He got his “wings” in the summer of 1941, and had many thrilling experiences in the course of his active service.
While in the United States he had the pleasure of meeting his eldest brother, William, whom he had not seen since he was about three years of age. William went to America as a young lad.
To his parents and other relatives the sincere sympathy of all who knew Sergt.-Pilot Little, including his former teachers and fellow pupils of the High School, will go out.
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Name: STRAITON, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 19
Date of Death: 15/11/1944
Service No: 1825366
Additional information: Son of Peter and Janet Davidson Straiton, of Glenshee.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. L. Grave 39.
Cemetery: BLAIRGOWRIE CEMETERY

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 24.11.44
Glenshee mourns the death in the service of his country of a young airman, Sergt. Air-Gunner Peter Straiton, elder son of Mr Peter Straiton and the late Mrs Straiton, Cray Cottage. He lost his life in an accident while on active service, and the funeral took place to Blairgowrie cemetery this afternoon.
Sergt. Straiton was 19 years of age. He was born at Cray and received his early education at Blackwater School. A clever pupil, he was awarded a bursary and completed his studies at Blairgowrie High School.
Before joining the Air Force about 18 months agohe was serving his apprenticeship as a gardener at The cairn ies, Glenalmond. In that district he was a member of the Air Training Corps. He had musical abilities, and played in a dance band at Glenalmond.
As a boy Sergt. Straiton was keenly interested in stamp collecting.
He got his training as an airman in Northern Ireland, and had taken part in several operations over enemy territory. He was home on leave about five weeks ago.
Six feet in height and of strong physique, Sergt. Straiton was a well-known figure in the glen, where he was a favourite with everybody. Quiet, intelligent, and eager in everything he did, he was a lad of much promise. The glen folk and friends in Blairgowrie and elsewhere will extend their sympathy to Mr Straiton and the relatives in their bereavement.
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