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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:35 pm    Post subject: LOGIERAIT (MID ATHOLL) Reply with quote

Stands in an enclosed area in the village of Ballinluig just off the A9 south of Pitlochry
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Some more pics taken in the early 90's when the panels were not as weathered as they are now.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Some more pics taken in the early 90's when the panels were not as weathered as they are now.


It also helps date the additional Second World War plaque since it is not shown in your photo Jim. A very late addition to the memorial. The CWGC are not as sure as the locals of the date of death.

CAMERON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: between 24/03/1943 and 25/03/1943
Service No: 2760870
Additional information: Son of James and Christina Cameron, of Kingussie, Inverness-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 19.
Cemetery: SFAX WAR CEMETERY

I wonder why it took 50 years to add his name?

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Here are the other Second World War names. It's not often you see the rank of Bimbashi on a Scottish war memorial.

KETTLES, ROBERT SHAW
Rank: Piper
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 17/12/1940
Service No: 2695509
Additional information: Son of Robert and Pauline Kettles, of Pitlochry, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 292.
Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

SOUTAR, JOHN WILLIAM
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 10 Res. M.T. Coy.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 06/03/1941
Service No: T/161294
Additional information: Son of John and Helen C. Soutar, of Kinnaird.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 67.
Cemetery: LOGIERAIT PARISH CHURCHYARD

DOCHARD, JOHN CAMERON
Rank: Guardsman
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 23/06/1941
Service No: 2697157
Additional information: Son of James Cameron Dochard and Christina Dochard, of Little Ballinluig, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. H. 2.
Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

MacDONALD, COLIN LORNE
Rank: Bimbashi (Major)
Regiment/Service: Sudan Defence Force
Age: 29
Date of Death: 01/04/1941
Service No: B/624
Additional information: Son of Coll Archibald and Mary Isabella MacDonald, of Edinburgh. M.A. Hons.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. B. 17.
Cemetery: ADDIS ABABA WAR CEMETERY

MacPHERSON, DONALD STEWART (McPherson on the memorial)
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 27/04/1943
Service No: 2758164
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. George MacPherson; husband of Joyce Ethel MacPherson, of Newbury, Berkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 11.
Cemetery: MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY

DRYSDALE, PETER
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn. The Tyneside Scottish
Age: 18
Date of Death: 01/07/1944
Service No: 14424005
Additional information: Son of Robert and Jean Drysdale, of Logierait, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 7.
Cemetery: TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY
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PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 17.08.1921

MID ATHOLL WAR MEMORIAL
UNVEILED BY HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ATHOLL

AN IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY


History fails to record in the annals of the parish of Logierait a more impressive and inspiring ceremonial than that which took place in presence of a large concourse of people on Sunday forenoon, when the handsome monument to the fallen heroes of Mid Atholl (embracing Ballinluig, Logierait, Donavourd, Croftinloan, Dalshain, Ballyoukan, part of Strathtay, Sliosbeg, and Balnaguard to Kincraigie), was unveiled and dedicated.
The committee’s selection of the Lords Day for this solemn event greatly added to the sacred tone of mind which pervaded every heart, there being a reverence and peace about the occasion such as could not be developed in the bustle and turmoil of the ordinary week-day life. The weather conditions were ideal for such a function.

THE MEMORIAL DESCRIBED

The memorial is of a very chaste design prepared by Messrs Scott & Rae, sculptors, Glasgow, being a rustic Celtic cross of Aberdeen granite standing 16 ft. 6 inches high and mounted an on granite basement with the panels giving the names of the 36 heroes who laid down their lives for humanity and for God. The site granted by His Grace the Duke of Atholl is altogether admirable, and the majestic cross has a fitting background in the renowned Braes of Tulliemet. It stands in the centre of Ballinluig village close to the main highway for Inverness, and looks as if nature itself added its tribute to the glorious dead.
The assembled company was not only large but representative. Many relatives of the ‘unreturning brave’ came, some a long distance, to acknowledge the honour paid to their loved ones. Ex-service men, who formed a special guard of honour for the occasion, under the command of Lieut. John Campbell, of the B.W., came to pay their fitting tribute to their fallen comrades, and from all parts of the parish and adjacent parishes of Little Dunkeld, Dowally, and Moulin came young and old eager to pay their common homage. Visitors to this beauty spot of the Perthshire Highlands were also present in large numbers, and reverently took part with others in the proceedings.
The inscription on the front panel is, “In memory of the Mid Atholl men who fell in the Great War, 1914-19’. The place of origin is given in every instance, as this was thought necessary to show future generations where the gallant heroes of the Great War sprung from. In all 14 of the fallen belonged to the Black Watch, many being in the County Territorial Battalion, the 6th, which won great renown in France and Flanders, and the right panel contains the names of the Black Watch heroes.

The names on the monument are as follows;

Captain J. Douglas MacIntosh, T.D., Royal Scots, Ballinloan.
Captain John C. Myers, Royal Scots, Ailean.
Private Charles M'Lauchlan, Royal Scots, Tomnafennag.
Private Cecil Mowbray, Scottish Horse, Coftinloan.
Private James Munro, K.O.S.B., Tighanribe.
Private David Robertson, Seaforths, Balnaguard.
Private Alick Sim, Gordons, Balimore.
Corporal John Stewart, Camerons, Logierait.
Lance Corporal James Fergusson, Black Watch, Ballinluig.
Private Andrew MacDonald, B.W., Tominald.
Private Alex. Mackinnon, B.W., East Haugh, Ballinluig.
Private Donald MacLean, B.W., Station.
Private David Petrie, B.W., Ballechin.
Private George Robertson, B.W., Ballechin.
Private Alex. John Scott, East Haugh.
Private David Stewart, B.W., Balnaguard.
Private David A. Stewart, B.W., Tynreich.
Private George Stewart, B.W., Ballechin.
Lance Corporal James Stewart, M.M., B.W., Ballechin.
Private James Wallace, B.W., East Haugh.
Sergeant Peter Wallace, B.W., East Haugh.
Private Peter Dewar, R.S.F., East Haugh.
Private David Cameron, Scots Guards, Halfway House.
Captain Alastair G. Gwyer, Dragoon Guards, Croftinloan.
Corporal Alex. Robertson, Royal Fusiliers, Balnaguard.
Observer Robert A. Duff, R.A.F., Woodend, Ballinluig.
Gunner Wm. Gibb, R.F.A., Station.
Gunner James Petrie, R.G.A., Ballechin.
Lance Corporal Wm. M'Lauchlan, Royal Irish Rifles, Blairchroisk.
Lance Corporal Charles Robertson, M.G.C. (Canada), Logierait.
Private Wm. MacDonald, Winnipeg Rifles, Tominald.
Private Archd. Macpherson, B.W., Ballinluig.
Lieutenant James McG. Morrison, M.C., Nigerian Regiment, Ballinluig.
Private Donald Morrison, South African Horse, Ballinluig.
Private Robert W. Morrison, South African Horse, Ballinluig.
Private Charles A. Alexander, South African Scottish, Ballechin.


"Lean gu dluthri cliu do shinner"
meaning
"Follow closely the fame of your fathers"

Rev. Coll A. MacDonald, B.D., parish minister, convenor of the War Memorial Committee, who presided, said that the committee had now completed the task placed upon them more than a year ago. They had been singularly fortunate having met with a most generous response to their appeal for the necessary funds, and they were hopeful that the little that was wanted would be supplied that day. They had been fortunate in also securing a most excellent site for the memorial from His Grace the Duke of Atholl, and they were further fortunate in having his Grace and her Grace and party with them, to honour, by their presence, both the living and the dead. He was sure he could speak for the committee and the entire community in conveying to his Grace their best wishes.

The proceedings then opened with the singing of Paraphrase 18, 3-6:-

The beam that shines from Zion hill
Shall brighten every land.
The King who reigns in Salem’s towers,
Shall all the world command.
Among the nations he shall judge:
His judgements truth shall guide.
His sceptre shall protect the just
And quell the sinner’s pride.


Then followed an impressive and appropriate prayer.

Rev. Coll A. MacDonald, convenor, next read over the roll of honour and each name had its own touching feeling to those bereft of one or ones they dearly loved.

DUKE OF ATHOLL’S SPEECH

In performing the unveiling ceremony the Duke of Atholl said:- “We have met here today to unveil a memorial to the memory of those men from this parish who fell in the Great War. The spot on which it has been erected, I think, happily chosen, for it is close by the highway that runs through the district, and he who runs may read.
A local memorial, in my opinion, should certainly be situated as you have placed yours, so that young and old may have a constant opportunity, as they pass to their daily vocations of being reminded of the sacrifice of those who so willingly gave up their lives in the cause of honour, liberty, and freedom.
I shall never forget the day on which war was declared, when I drove through the district and passed here on my motor, placarding all the most visible spots with the notice to mobilise, one being put in the window of your post office here next door. Nor can I forget - nor will you who saw it ever forget, the splendid response made by our men, who came from the whole country to join their units - some to infantry, others to horse, the horsemen with two days’ rations and forage, and all, within twelve hours of the call, ready to meet - if necessary - the invasion which we had every reason to expect, but which, thanks to the vigilance of our Navy, was frustrated.
We cannot look upon those who fell in the war as departed, but rather those who were fortunate enough to be in the van, and who gave us the lead - a glorious lead - over the horizon which all must cross. In time their names will cease to have a personal meaning or to carry personal grief, but Time will never diminish or tarnish the glory which attaches to their memory, while the spirit of endurance, loyalty, and self-sacrifice that they have shown will endure from generation to generation, and will stand out as a splendid example to those who come after, of duty faithfully done.

CHRISTIANITY SECURED

They did their duty as was required of them; they gave their utmost as Providence demanded. Thanks to their sacrifice, we who are left are in possession of our own country, and are still free, still independent. The very ethics of Christianity have been saved, not only in Europe but to the world. We have been left a very precious heritage, and if we are to be worthy of that legacy, it surely is incumbent upon us not to squander or waste it. If we do not do our best to pull together, and to try to maintain that great spirit of comradeship which we learnt in the trenches, we shall be unworthy of the trust.
It is up to every one of us to do what we can to maintain law and order in this country, and to do our very utmost in the position in which God in his wisdom has put use, to make good the ravages of war, by hard work, patience, unselfishness - and all in the spirit of mutual understanding. We hope and pray that the great personal sacrifice that this generation has made may not be necessary again, and if the rest of the world realises that we are ever ready to defend our honour, independence, and all that makes life worth living without without material gain, in the same way as those lads whose names we commemorate today were ready to do, then we can almost certainly count on peace. If, on the other hand, we try to live in ease, without remembrance ourselves, and without training our children to realise the common duty of every man to the community, then for a certainty we shall have war sooner or later.
Times will come when you feel weak, when the whole world seems agley, when life somehow seems hardly worth living. When each moments do come, look at this memorial and remember what these men endured, and your own troubles will seem light. And if that is not sufficient, remember Who it was who supported this country and your soldiers in the hour of trial, and Who gave us the victory. He gave us strength in the war, and if you have the faith that your soldiers had when they were face to face with the greatest problem of all, then you will gain strength and will win through as they did.
I unveil this memorial to the glory of God, and to the men of the parish of Logierait who fell in defence of their country and its honour”.
On the Union Jack being drawn aside there was a devotional interval of silence. After which several beautiful wreaths and bouquets of flowers were reverently placed on the monument. These included tributes from the ex-service men of the district. Post office staff, railway staff, war memorial committee, friends of the fallen and others.
Paraphrase II. Was sung to Saint Paul, followed by the Benediction. The National Anthem was again sung, and ex-service Pipers *Robert Kettles*, James Macbeth, and Robert Pirnie of the Black Watch piped out the mournful notes of ‘The Flowers of the Forest”, followed by the ringing and touching notes of the “Last Post” played by Bugler Wm. Robertson, late of the 8th Black Watch.
The order of service left nothing to be desired, decorum and solemnity characterising the whole of it. The historical old Paraphrases selected for singing were such as appealed to the Scottish mind and heart, awakening the old and hallowed memories of many sacred occasions in the past.
A special memorial service was thereafter held in the old Parish Church of Logierait. Headed by the pipers, followed by ex-service men and others, the procession was the largest ever witnessed in this locality, and it was an appropriate finish in honour of Mid Atholl heroes, as ceremonies of Mid Atholl’s forefathers lie around this ancient and sacred building.

Rev. Coll A. MacDonald officiating in the pulpit, and His Grace the Duke of Atholl read the lessons.

In his address Mr MacDonald said:- “We have met today to honour our heroic dead, and to express by word and deed our admiration for them and our gratitude to them. The young men of our mountain race whom we commemorate today played their part in the great world tragedy. Friends and foes alike have borne testimony to the courage, devotion and tenacity of our young men and we have full confidence ‘whatever record leaps to light they never shall be shamed’. It would be inviting controversy to single out any unit among the British troops for special praise, but it can do no harm to remind ourselves that a distinguished French general awarded the Palm among the troops of the British Empire to the Australians and the Scots. It would be arrogant for ourselves to make such a claim, nor would I distinguish between Highland and Lowland lads, but on French testimony - and they are no mean critics - we know that in many a hard-fought fight and on many a bloody field the lads of Scottish birth worthily sustained the great traditions of a fighting race.
But let us see to it that the war memorials that have sprung up over our land will not be used to fan the flames of racial hatred or racial pride. I trust they will serve a very different purpose, that they will always bear witness to the sorrow and misery of war and to the loyalty and endurance of the unfortunate generation that endured the woe.
Nor should we forget that many have fought well and nobly for worthy causes. Before we can rightly appraise we must know what they suffered and died for. They did not love war; they loved peace, and they did no suffer and die either to end war or obtain self-determination for peoples. These are not phrases of plain soldiers; they are coined by politicians and journalists. They were loyal men, but they did not die in defence of any dynasty. They were good citizens, but they did not die for any particular form of government. They fought and died for the dear old land that gave them birth. They reckoned not their lives if only Scotland was free.
For us therefore, the future of our land must be the measure of the value put upon their sacrifice. If the nation loses its soul in wrangling, discontent and strife, then the men we mourn today died in vain. It is up to us to see that our country is worthy of the fallen. In the Providence of God we have had a military victory, but let no-one imagine our task is done. Germany obtained the most overwhelming victory in 1870, but those who fought and died for Germany then died in vain. Germany lost her soul, and by her arrogance and contempt for right undid all her sons fought and died for. Never let it be said of our men as the Germans must say of the men who fell at Gravelotte and Sedan - they won a war but we lost all that they fought for. Let us, as in the presence of the dead, resolve to serve our country that we shall bequeath to our children a greater and nobler heritage than we ourselves received.
Today we think of the dead with a certain amount of reproach. If we had known how brief their sojourn with us, we would have been more considerate, patient and forbearing. We cannot reach them now. They are in God’s hands. But in serving our country we can honour them and show our gratitude to those who died for us.
We cannot think that they have perished. They have passed from the world of men, but not from the world of God. They have passed out of the sunlight that lights the glorious hills and valleys of Atholl and streaks the shining rivers of Tummel and Tay with silver sheen, but they have not passed out of the sunlight of the face of God. We leave them in his glorious keeping.

Their souls to Him that gave them rose,
God led them to their long repose.
Their glorious rest.
But though the warriors’ sun is set,
A light shall round us linger yet,
Bright, radiant, blest”.


Mr Herbert Brown, Musselburgh, an Edinburgh organist, presided at the organ, and at the conclusion he played the “Dead March in Saul”, during which the congregation remained standing.

So passed the great and solemn occasion, the memory of which will last through all the years.

The collection taken in aid of the memorial fund amounted to £36 5s 7d, which exceeds the best anticipations of the committee, and is sufficient to clear all dues for the memorial itself.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

* I am assuming that Robert Kettles, who played the pipes at the unveiling, lost a son in the Second World War.

Adam Brown wrote:
KETTLES, ROBERT SHAW
Rank: Piper
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 17/12/1940
Service No: 2695509
Additional information: Son of Robert and Pauline Kettles, of Pitlochry, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 292.
Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Memorial Inscriptions in Logierait Churchyard: Also Hillhead Graveyard and War Memorial, Ballinluig"

By D&BHS
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Dunkeld & Birnam Historical Society (Jan 2003)
ISBN-10: 0951369075

As well as a transcription of the War Memorial it may have additional info on family headstones in the local cemeteries relating to war casualties.
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PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 09.08.1922
VICTIM OF THE TRENCHES
IMPRESSIVE TINKER'S FUNERAL AT LOGIERAIT

The remains of Mr Andrew Macdonald, who died at Cuil-an-Duraich, Logierait, were interred in the Logierait Parish Churchyard. Deceased belonged to the tinker fraternity, and there was an exceedingly large number of nomads in attendance to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. The cortege was headed by Pipers Duncan Stewart and James Johnstone, who added solemnity to the sad event with the touching and sympathetic notes of "The Flowers of the Forest" and "The Land o' the Leal". It was a most pathetic sight to witness the attitude of the mourners at the graveside. Several of the tassel mountings on the coffin were cut off by relatives as keepsakes, and each placed a handful of earth on the remains after the coffin was lowered into the grave. The pall-bearers were all nomads including John Macdonald (brother), John Stewart (brother-in-law), the others being more distant relatives. Deceased, who enlisted voluntarily before he was 18 years of age, served in the 1st Black Watch, being in France with the battalion for over two years. His illness was brought on from the effects of gassing he got in the trenches, which developed lung trouble from which he succumbed. He was in his 24th year and unmarried. Rev. Coll A. Macdonald, B.D., parish minister, officiated. Several nice bouquets of flowers were placed on the grave by female nomads and relatives.
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PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 09.08.1920
BALLECHIN
DEATH OF YOUNG STRATHTAY NATIVE


The death of Mr James Macfallan jun., eldest son of Mr James Macfallan, Knoll Cottages, Ballechin, occurred in the Hillside Home Sanitorium, Perth, on the 3rd inst. His remains were on Friday interred in the family burying ground in Logierait Churchyard, and the cortege of mourners was large and representative. Deceased mobilised with the Scottish Horse at the outbreak of war, and served for a period of close on three years with the 13th B.W. (S.H.) in Salonika. He had pleurisy on several occasions, and also contracted malaria, the eastern climate playing havoc with his constitution. The change of heat from the Eastern Front to the cold of France was too much for his war-worn strength. He contracted a cold, and was never able to pick up his former strength and vigour, even after his discharge from the Army. Of a quiet but genial disposition, he was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends in Strathtay, and his death, at the early age of 23 years, is much deplored. Rev. James Cochrane, B.D., Logierait, jointly officiated at the graveside, the service being a very impressive one. A special wreath was laid on the grave from the Grandtully and Strathtay Branch of the Scottish Federation of Discharged and Disabled Soldiers and Sailors of which deceased was a member. There were many other floral tributes from friends and others. Much sympathy is felt for his bereaved parents, as death at any time carries with it sadness of the heart, but when one is cut down in the pride and bloom of youth the loss is felt more acutely.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Capt. John Douglas MacIntosh Reply with quote

The first man named on the memorial.

WW1
Capt. John D. MacIntosh, T.D. R. Scots. Ballinloan

(Glasgow Herald 14th May 1915)
"Captain J.D. MacIntosh is reported killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was the second son of the late Mr James MacIntosh, Logierait, Perthshire, and was in the office of the North British and Mercantile Insurance Company, Edinburgh. A man of magnificent physique, Captain MacIntosh was in his younger days a prominent figure in the heavy events at Scottish athletic gatherings."

CWGC
MACINTOSH, JOHN DOUGLAS
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 06/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 26 to 30.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MACINTOSH
Firstname: John Douglas
Date Death: 06/05/1915
Other: 5th Bn. Queen's Edinr. Rifles (T.).
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank': Capt
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