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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject: MARKINCH Reply with quote

Markinch - Kirkcaldy District
Does not appear to have a UKNIWM listing

The Markich war memorial tall and slim freestone pedestal surmounted with a tall pillar with four sheild on each face near the capital and crowned with a small cross. The monument is closely surrounded by a low castellated freestone wall. The figure of Saint George trampling Dragon is carved in high relief on the face of the pedestal, and a similar figure of a saint is carved on the rear face. The names of the WWI dead are listed on four bronze panels set on the inner face of the surrounding wall. The names of the WWII dead are listed on a bronze panel set into the rear face of the pedestal.
The monument stands in a small garden in Balbirnie Street.








And the WWII panel:


(Sorry but I'm not certain about a few details in the transcription below which will have to be re-checked. For now I've just put some question marks.)
WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ANNANDALE JOHN AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
ARTHUR JOHN ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER
BALDIE JAMES LONDON SCOTTISH PRIVATE
BALDIE JOHN B. ROYAL AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT
BALFOUR JAMES A. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CAPTAIN
BALFOUR JOHN SCOTS GUARDS CAPTAIN MILITARY CROSS
BALFOUR ROBERT F. SCOTS GUARDS CAPTAIN
BELL THOMAS BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
BLAIR EDWARD J. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS CAPTAIN MILITARY CROSS
BREWS ALEXANDER SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BREWS WILLIAM CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F.
CAMPBELL ALEXANDER B. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
CAMPBELL D.C. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CAMPBELL WILLIAM S. TANK CORPS GUNNER
CARMICHAEL COLIN ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
CARMICHAEL JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
CHALMERS DAVID ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY CORPORAL DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
CHRISTIE JAMES ROYAL? PRIVATE
CHRISTIE WILLIAM M. ROYAL ? PRIVATE
DALRYMPLE JAMES ROYAL ? PRIVATE
DEWAR ALLAN BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
DICKIE WILLIAM MACHINE GUN CORPS PRIVATE
DRUMMOND JOHN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
DRYBURGH ALEXANDER G. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
DUNCAN PETER BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
EWING ALFRED N. CAMERONIANS PRIVATE
EWING ROBERT A.B. CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F.
FERGUSON JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
FERGUSON WILLIAM CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
FLEMING DUNCAN BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
FORD JOHN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
FORRESTER THOMAS UNITED STATES PRIVATE
FOTHERINGHAM JAMES CANADIANS LANCE CORPORAL C.E.F.
GARDINER HARRY D. ROYAL SCOTS CORPORAL
GREEN SAMUEL ROYAL IRISH RIFLES RIFLEMAN
HAXTON JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
HEMPSEED ROBERT B. ROYAL SCOTS SERGEANT
HERD SAMUEL CANADIANS SERGEANT C.E.F.
HERON FRANCIS T. ROYAL AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT
HUME SAMUEL ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
HUTCHISON GEORGE BLACK WATCH CORPORAL
HUTCHISON GEORGE B. MACHINE GUN CORPS SERGEANT
HUTCHISON THOMAS AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
HUTCHISON WILLIAM KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS CORPORAL
IMRIE ALEXANDER MACHINE GUN CORPS PRIVATE
IMRIE GEORGE F. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
JACK JAMES ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
KERR WILLIAM F. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
LAW HENRY CAMERON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
LEE PETER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
LINDSAY GEORGE BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MACK ANDREW BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MACK WILLIAM KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
MACKAY CHARLES CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F.
MACKAY HUGH BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MACKAY WILLIAM B. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
MARSHALL ROBERT BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MITCHELL GEORGE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MORGAN DUNCAN BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
OSWALD WILLIAM ROYAL ? PRIVATE
PATON DAVID CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F.
PATON JAMES ROYAL ? PRIVATE
PETERS JAMES ROYAL ? PRIVATE
RAMAGE JAMES S. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
RITCHIE ROBERT ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
SCOTT WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SHANNON IAN H.C. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SINCLAIR THOMAS ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER
SPITTAL JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SPITTAL PHILIP BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
SUTHERLAND J. NEIL BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
TAYLOR THOMAS BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
TERRAS JOHN CANADIANS SERGEANT C.E.F.
THOMSON JOHN ROYAL SCOTS SERGEANT
TULLIS J. DRYSDALE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS CAPTAIN
TULLIS WILLIAM ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS CAPTAIN
WADDELL DONALD KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
WATT G.M. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WHITE ROBERT SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WHITECROSS WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WILLIAMSON J. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WILSON JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WISHART GEORGE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WISHART JAMES CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F.
WRIGHT JAMES M. ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
ANDERSON ANDREW ? PRIVATE
BLACK EDWARD J. RECONNAISSANCE CORPS SERGEANT
CAIRA DANIEL ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
CHALMERS ROBERT W. ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFTMAN
COLVILLE ROBERT MERCHANT NAVY ?
DOWNIE JOHN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT AIR GUNNER
DRYBURGH WALTER ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING OFFICER
DUKE ANDREW GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE SERGEANT
DUKE GEORGE BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
EASSON ALEXANDER ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS LIEUTENANT
GOURDIE JAMES ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
GRIEVE ANDREW T. ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING OFFICER
HARVEY WILLIAM I. ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING OFFICER
HOUSTON HENRY H. ROYAL ARTILLERY GUNNER
JACK JAMES B. ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS CORPORAL
LAW JOHN ? PRIVATE
MCARTHUR JOHN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT AIR GUNNER
MCFADYEN WILLIAM KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
MURRAY THOMAS ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING OFFICER
NEWBERRY JAMES ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT
NICHOLSON WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
PAGE DAVID J. ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFTMAN FIRST CLASS
ROBERTSON DAVID ROYAL ARTILLERY GUNNER
SCOTT ALEXANDER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
STEELE DAVID ROYAL ARTILLERY GUNNER
THOMSON ROBERT CAMERON HIGHLANDERS LANCE SERGEANT
TODD JOHN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT AIR GUNNER
TODD MARGARET P. WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE LEADING WREN FEMALE
TURNER ROBERT S. ROYAL ARTILLERY SERGEANT
WYSE BETSY L. AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE PRIVATE
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for photographs.
Views of memorial in good weather!.
Have photos of names if required.




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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Markinch Reply with quote

UKNIWM 57047
OS MAP REF NO 297017
Physical Description

Pedestal surmounted by square shaft and a small cross. It is enclosed by four sections of crenellated style stone wall. Each has a bronze plaque containing the WW1 names on the crenellated top. WW2 names are on a bronze plaque placed below the WW2 dedicatory inscription.

Under cross are four shields, set one on each face, showing a saltire, a thistle, the town arms and St George. Sculpture of St. George is carved in relief above the WW1 dedicatory inscription on 6 o'clock face. Sculpture of St Drostan is carved in relief above the WW2 inscription on the 12 o'clock face.

Thanks to Ken Wilkie for information, architect was Sir Robert Lorimer.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Markinch Soldier Killed
Mr and Mrs Thomas Law, Croft Crescent, Markinch, have received War Office confirmation that their eldest son, L./ Bomb. John Law, R.A., has been killed action in Normandy.
Two other sons are serving overseas.
L. /Bomb. Law was previously employed by D. Grieve & Son, joiners, Markinch.
Evening Telegraph 31 July 1944
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Baldie Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Jas. Baldie, Lond. Scot.

(Glasgow Herald 22nd May 1915)
"Private James Baldie, London Scottish, eldest son of Mr John Baldie, agent, Royal Bank, Markinch, died from wounds in Netley Hospital, Southampton."

CWGC
BALDIE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 3695
Date of Death: 20/05/1915
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish) 14th Bn.
Grave Reference: N. 333.
Cemetery: NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Elizabeth Baldie, of Royal Bank House, Markinch, Fife. Born at Largs, Ayrshire.

SNWM
Surname: BALDIE
Firstname: James
Service Number: 3695
Date Death: 20/05/1915
Place of birth: London (enlisted instead of born?)
SNWM roll: LONDON SCOTTISH
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Pte. Ian Herbert Croal Shannon Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Ian H.C. Shannon, R.H.

(Glasgow Herald 21st June 1915)
"It is reported that Private Ian Shannon, elder son of the Rev. J.A. Shannon, Balbirnie, United Free Manse, Markinch, has been killed in action. Private Shannon was in the machine gun section of the 1-7th Battalion Black Watch (Fife), which he joined in September last. Private Shannon was an engineer.."

CWGC
SHANNON, IAN HERBERT CROAL
Rank: Private
Service No: 2713
Date of Death: 16/06/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 7th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the Rev. John A. Shannon and Mrs. Annie Molyson Croal Shannon, of Balbirnie U.F. Manse, Markinch, Fife.

SNWM
Surname: SHANNON
Forename: Ian Herbert Croal
Rank: Pte
Service number: 2713
Place of birth: Markinch
Date of death: 16 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail: 7th Bn.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:04 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Spittal Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Jas. Spittal, R.H.

(Glasgow Herald 28th June 1915)
"It is reported that Private James Spittal, D Company, 1-7th Battalion Black Watch, has been killed in action in Flanders. He was the youngest son of Mr William Spittal, plumber and water manager, Markinch, and was, before enlisting in September last, on the clerical staff of Messrs Tullis, Russell and Co., papermakers, Markinch."

CWGC
SPITTAL, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 2349
Date of Death: 24/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 7th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: SPITTAL
Forename: James
Rank: Pte
Service number: 2349
Place of birth: Markinch Fife
Date of death: 24 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail: 7th Bn.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject: John Haxton GH Reply with quote

John Haxton Pte S/23062 6/7th Gordon Highlanders b Markinch,Fife e Kirkcaldy Killed in Action F&F 13/10/1918 Avesnes-Le-Sec Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0271 Row C Grave 27
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Peter M. Lee GH Reply with quote

Peter M.Lee Pte S/17354 9th Gordon Highlanders b Kinglassie, Fife e Perth Age 20 Died of Wounds F&F 09/11/1917 Son of Peter Lee, of West Coaltown, Markinch, Fife. Mother: Betsy Nicholson. 1901 Census: Goatmilk. Fa Occ: Ploughman. Soldiers Effects: Fa: Peter. Service Return: 118/AF 484. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun Fr 0113 Plot VI Row D Grave 16 The Scotsman 11-12-17 P6 Fife Free Press: 15-12-17 P2: Markinch
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: John Williamson GH Reply with quote

John Williamson Pte S/21978 4th Gordon Highlanders b Markinch,Fife e Kirkcaldy Age 18 Killed in Action F&F 25/07/1918 Son of John Williamson of 32, Northall Rd., Markinch, Fife. Terlincthun Biritish Cemetery, Wimille Fr 0034 Plot XVI Row AA Grave 22 Kirkcaldy & Markinch
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GNR. SAMUEL HUME, R.F.A.
Samuel Hume age 40 Gunner (28627) "F" Battery, 14th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery.
Samuel had served with the Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War and then had joined the RHA. After his time had expired he became a coachman with Mr Cutlar-Ferguson of Craigdarroch, Dumfries. In 1911 he and his family were living in Markinch in Fife where he was a coachman and as a reservist he was mobilised in August 1914, rejoining his old regiment.
Born 1877 in Dumfries.
Son of the late Hugh and Catherine Hume of Ellangowan Lodge, Dumfries.
Husband of Jessie Hume of Kirkbrae, Markinch, Fife.
Killed in Action 28 July 1917.
Commonwealth War Grave Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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