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COUPAR ANGUS (PUBLIC SCHOOL) WW1 & WW2
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:35 pm    Post subject: COUPAR ANGUS (PUBLIC SCHOOL) WW1 & WW2 Reply with quote

Situated at the school!, on School Road!!, accessed from the A923 Blairgowrie Road.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled by Mr F Norrie-Miller (Chairman of Perthshire Education Committee) - September 11th 1920.

Unsure why Coupar Angus went for the school memorial as opposed to an all-inclusive public one. There are plaques, all now situated in the Abbey Church, which hold the names of those from the various church congregations of the time - quite a few other names appear on these plaques.
There is also a memorial scroll in the Town Hall - I don't hold photos of these as of yet.
To clarify - larger panels on the memorial are for WW1 - smaller WW2
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Name: FERGUSON, J. ROY
Initials: J R
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Newfoundland Regiment
Age: 27
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Isabella Ferguson, of 39 Leslie Street, St. John's; husband of Jeannette Ferguson, of Grand Falls.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL (NEWFOUNDLAND) MEMORIAL

Name: FERGUSON, STEWART SMALL
Initials: S S
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Newfoundland Regiment
Age: 26
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 95
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Isabella Ferguson, of 273, Southside, St. John's.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL (NEWFOUNDLAND) MEMORIAL

ARTICLE FROM CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC

Newfoundland requiem
The First World War battle at Beaumont Hamel left an entire island in mourning


ON JULY 1, 1916, two young Newfoundland brothers, Roy and Stewart Ferguson, were killed on a battlefield in France. They were among six neighbours from Southside Road in St. John's to die at Beaumont Hamel that first day of the Battle of the Somme.
The action began in the early morning. As soon as the 770 soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment - most in their early twenties, but some as young as 17 - left their starting positions in the support trench known as St. John's Road, they were open targets. As they advanced over the exposed ground of No Man's Land, brutally overloaded with 30 kilograms of equipment, the young soldiers were cut down by German artillery and machine-gunners. The enemy's shrapnel was particularly deadly at the "Danger Tree," whose knotted trunk still stands today. And, with triangular pieces of biscuit tin sewn on their uniforms to help allied aircraft identify them, wounded soldiers trying to return to their lines were again easy marks for enemy snipers.
In less than half an hour, it was all over. There were 57,500 British casualties that day, and no unit suffered heavier losses than the Newfoundlanders. Of the 770 islanders in the regiment who entered the battle, 233 were killed, 386 were wounded and 91 went missing. Dozens of communities across the island were scarred by the loss, as illustrated by this map. Every year, July 1 is a bittersweet day for Newfoundlanders: while they celebrate the birth of their country, they also attend services to mourn the loss of so many of their sons.

Both these men were educated and commemorated at Coupar Angus Public School.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,
The Newfoundlanders trained at Stobs near Hawick in 1915.
I have a page dedicated to them on my website. Newfoundlanders at Stobs Camp
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek,

Good stuff.

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Every Canada Day I take a moment to think about the hundreds of Newfoundlanders who were killed on The Somme in 1916 so far from home. As irony would have it, Newfoundland was not a part of Canada in 1916, so therefore they were British, however I still value the sacrifice of ancestors of present-day Canadians. To those of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment killed many decades ago, I say; Better Than the Best.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: no piccies Reply with quote

posts 2 to 6 show broken piccie symbol. One of my wife's rellies is on this Memorial.
James Young Duncan, Notts and Derby Regt.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malcolm,

I'm not quite with you Malcolm (broken piccie symbol?). They look ok to me!

Anyone else with problems viewing these posts?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,
For some unknown reason when I opened up the thread I couldn't see your 2nd to 6th pictures.
However, after a certain length of time ALL of your pictures appeared.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Malcolm,

I'm not quite with you Malcolm (broken piccie symbol?). They look ok to me!

Anyone else with problems viewing these posts?

Mark


Malcolm,

May be my fault. I am seeing them but I may have broken a link to the host. Can you see them now? James Young Duncan should be top name on post 4.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: James Young Duncan Reply with quote

appears with all the other piccies now, thanks.

James was a house painter, ex Royal Engineer attached to 4/5th Black Watch, transferred to 17th Notts & Derby ( Sherwood Forresters - Welbeck Rangers) kia with 26 others in A company 31st July 1917 Battle of Pilkem.

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