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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: AUCHTERGAVEN Reply with quote

Situated on raised ground to the right entering the village of Bankfoot
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Unveiled by the Duke of Atholl - March 6th 1921
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Female casualty WW2;
Name: TORBETT, ETHEL MAY
Initials: E M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 50
Date of Death: 13/09/1940
Additional information: of 18 Henty Walk. Wife of G. T. Torbett. Died at 18 Henty Walk.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: WANDSWORTH, METROPOLITAN BOROUGH

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PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 09.03.1921

AUCHTERGAVEN WAR MEMORIAL
THE UNVEILING CEREMONY


Notwithstanding the wintry nature of the weather on Sunday, a large gathering assembled at the Kirk and the Kirk Hillock to witness the unveiling of the War Memorial. In the first place, the site was handed over by His Grace the Duke of Atholl to Mr James Paton, J.P., who accepted on behalf of the Parish Council, of which body he is chairman.

The Hundredth Psalm having been sung, the Rev. A. M. Wyllie, minister of the parish, briefly outlined what had been undertaken in the way of preparing for and erecting the cairn, thanking His Grace for the representation of the site, and paying a tribute to those who had been most active in the work: the 78 fallen heroes, whose names were engraved on the tablet - men drawn from all sections and conditions in the parish: they had fallen at various fronts and at various times during the long years of the bitter struggle, and the parish to which they belonged would never forget.

His Grace then unveiled the memorial. The consecration prayer being offerd by the Rev. J. Grassick, U.F. Church, Bankfoot, and the names of the fallen were read aloud by the Rev. A. M. Wyllie. The lament by Piper R. Irvine, and the “Last Post”, as sounded by Bugler R. Wilson were perfect, and served to round off a beautiful and solemn little ceremony.

The tablet of bronze set into the side of the rustic cairn, which, as has already been stated in these columns is situated near the Parish Church. The tablet bears the following names:-

SEC. LIEUT. PETER AITCHISON, SERGT. JAMES HOOD AITCHISON, PTE. JAMES AMESS, PTE. CHARLES AUCHTERLONIE, PTE. JOHN BALDIE, LANCE-CPL. DAVID BAXTER, PTE. ROBERT BLACK, PTE. STEWART BRODIE, PTE. RICHARD BRYAN, PETTY OFFICER JOHN BRYSON, LEADING SEAMAN DONALD CAMPBELL, PTE. JOHN CAMPBELL, PTE. GEORGE CAMPBELL, PTE. WILLIAM S. CARMICHAEL, PTE. JAMES CHRISTIE, PTE. JOHN CRAIGIE, PTE. GEORGE CRAIGIE, SIGNALLER ROBERT DAVIDSON,SEC. LIEUT. JOHN DOW, PTE. ANDREW T. DOW, PTE. ROBERT DUFF, PTE. PETER FERGUSON, SEC. LIEUT. JAMES FRASER, PTE. ROBERT GRAHAM, LANCE-CPL. JOHN GUNN, LIEUT. ALEX. SIMPSON HARPER, PIPER JOHN ROBSON HARPER, PTE. JOHN HENDERSON, CPL. WILLIAM INNES, MARINE ENGINEER JOHN MARSHALL IRVING, PTE. GEORGE JACK, PTE. THOMAS JACK,PTE. WILLIAM FERGUSON KERR, PTE. JOHN LINDSAY, A/CPL. WILLIAM LORIMER, C.S.M. JOHN MCAINSH, PTE. ISAAC MCCULLOCH, GUNNER DANIEL MACFARLANE, LIEUT. PETER MACFARLANE, CPL. DUNCAN MCGREGOR PTE. ALEXANDER MCKENDRICK, CAPTAIN ANGUS MCKENZIE M.C., LIEUT. WILLIAM S. MCKENZIE, PTE. EBENEZER G. MACKAY, DRIVER JAMES MCLAUCHLAN, CPL. DAVID MCLEISH, CPL. JOHN MCLEISH, PTE. ANDREW MCPHERSON, LANCE-CPL. JOHN GOW MATTHEWS, PTE. THOMAS MARTIN, MAJOR LORD CHARLES MERCER NAIRNE, PTE. WILLIAM MENZIES, PTE. ROBERT NAUGHTON, CPL. WILLIAM NIVEN, C.S.M. THOMAS PATON, PTE. JAMES PEARSON, CPL. JAMES PYOTT, GUNNER WILLIAM PYOTT, LANCE-CPL. STEWART RANKIN, A.B. WILLIAM BALLANTINE REW, PTE. JOHN ROBERTSON, PTE. PETER SCOTT, PTE. JAMES SIM, PTE JOHN SMITH, SAPPER GEORGE SMART, PTE. WILLIAM STEWART, PTE. WILLIAM STEWART, SEC. LIEUT. MAURICE STEVENSON STUART, PTE. ALFRED E. STEVENSON, PTE. DAVID STEVENSON, PTE. JAMES MCKENDRICK TAYLOR, CPL. JAMES R. THOMSON, PTE. WILLIAM THOMSON, PTE. JAMES WEIR, A.B. ALEXANDER WEIR, PTE. JOHN WHITE, PTE. DAVID YOUNG,

At the dedicatory service which followed in the church, the Rev. George Thompson, C.F., preached from Exodus xii. 26 “What mean ye by this service”. Mr Thompson, himself the son of a soldier who earned the V.C., in the course of his sermon stated that one of his earliest recollections was witnessing the unveiling of a memorial to soldiers who fell in the Crimea and the Indian Mutiny, seated on his father’s shoulders. There were many children present that day. They would not forget, and the memorial would serve to remind future generations.

The lessons were read by the Rev. N. Farquhar Orr, Stanley.
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dhubthaigh wrote:
At the dedicatory service which followed in the church, the Rev. George Thompson, C.F., preached from Exodus xii. 26 “What mean ye by this service”. Mr Thompson, himself the son of a soldier who earned the V.C.


I THINK this is the man;

ALEXANDER THOMPSON b. 1824 Edinburgh - Died 29 March 1880, Perth. Buried Wellshill Cemetery, Perth.

He was about 34 years old, and a lance-corporal in the 42nd Regiment (later The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 15 April 1858 during the attack on Fort Ruhya, India, Lance-Corporal Thompson volunteered, with others (Edward Spence) to assist a captain (William Martin Cafe) in carrying in the body of a lieutenant from the top of the glacis, in a most exposed position under a very heavy fire to prevent mutilation by the enemy.

*He later achieved the rank of sergeant. He served in the Black Watch Regiment at the battles of Alma, Balaklava and at the siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War of 1853-1856
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was incorrect with the previous Ethel Torbet post.
He death entry indicates she died 11/03/1942 at Mount Wood nr. Aberuthven, Perthshire (fractured skull/injury to brain)
The RCE states that she suffered a fractured skull and brain injuries through being struck by a falling tree. A great shame indeed but NOT FORGOTTEN through this forum.
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Name: McAINSH, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 9th Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 3/3575
Additional information: Husband of Agnes McAinsh, of 24, Carpenter St., Perth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. H. 4.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

2nd Liet. Peter Aitchison, 3rd Yorks.
Sgt. James Hood Aitchison, A.&.S.H.
Pte. James Amess, K.L.R.
Pte. Charles Auchterlonie, A.&.S.H.
Pte. James Auchterlonie, 6th R.H.
Pte. John Bladie, 6th R.H.
L.Cpl. David Baxter, S.African.Scot.
Pte. Robert Black. 11th R.Scots.
Pte. Stewart Brodie, 8th R.H.
Pte. Richard Bryan, R.A.M.C.
P.O. John Bryson, HMS 'Queen Mary'
Lea.Sea. Donald Campbell, Nelson Batt. R.N.D.
Pte. John Campbell, 61st.(Cny?).M.G.C.
Pte. George Campbell, R.H.
Pte. William S. Carmichael, H.C.B.
Pte. James Christie, 5th Canadians
Pte. John Craigie, 75th Canadians
Pte. George Craigie, 75th Canadians
Signr. Robert Davidson, Australians
2nd Lieut. John Dow, 12th K.R.R.
Pte. Andrew T. Dow, 10th Canadians
Pte. Robert Duff, 11th R.Scots.
Pte. Peter Ferguson, M.G.C.
2nd Lieut. James Fraser, 4/5th R.H.
Pte. Robert Graham, Gordon Hrs.
L.Cpl. John Gunn, 8th R.H.

Lieut. Alex. Simpson Harper, 8th R.H.
Piper. John Robson Harper, 6th R.H.
Pte. John Henderson, 1st R.H.
Cpl. William Innes, 5th Cameron Hrs.
Mar.Eng. John Marshall Irving, P.O.W. (Civilian Prisoner of War)
Pte. George Jack, R.H.
Pte. Thomas Jack, 2nd R.Scots.
Pte. William Ferguson Kerr, R/A.M.C.
Pte. John Lindsay, 6th R.H.
A/Cpl. William Lorimer, M.G.C.
C.S.M. John McAinsh, 9th R.H.
Pte. Isaac McCulloch, Yorks.L.I.
Gnr. Daniel MacFarlane, 2/3rd Lowd.R.F.A.
Lieut. Peter MacFarlane, R.A.F.
Cpl. Duncan McGregor, 6th R.H.
Pte. Alexander McKendrick, 14th R.H.
Capt. Angus McKenzie M.C. (Military Cross), Manch.Reg.
Lieut. William S. McKenzie D.S.O., (Distinguished Service Order) 1st Seaforth hrs.
Pte. Ebenezer G. McKay, 10th R.H.
Dvr. James McLaughlan, R.A.S.C.
Cpl. David McLeish, R.S.
Cpl. John Mcleish, Gordon Hrs.
Pte. Andrew McPherson, 6th R.H.
L.Cpl. John Gow Matthews, 24th Australians
Pte. Thomas Martin, Scots.Rifles.
Major. Lord Charles Mercer-Nairne, M.V.O. Tullybeagles, 1st Royal Dragoons
Pte. William Menzies, 6th R.H.

Pte. Robert Naughton, 11th R.Scots.
Cpl. William Niven, 1st R.H.
C.S.M. Thomas Paton, M.G.C.
Pte. James Pearson, 2nd R.H.
Cpl. James Pyott, 1/6th R.H.
Gnr. William Pyott, R.G.A.
L.Cpl. Stewart Rankin, 17th R.Scots.
A.B. William Ballantyne Rew, Howe.Batt. R.N.D.
Pte. John Robertson, 2nd Seaforth Hrs.
Pte. Peter Scott, 12th R.Scots.
Pte. James Sim, 16th H.L.I.
Pte. John Smith, 6th R.H.
Spr. George Smart, R.E.
Pte. William Stewart, R.Scots.
Pte. William Stewart, 6th R.H.
2nd Lieut. Maurice Stevenson Stuart, R.H.
Pte. Alfred E. Stevenson, M.T.A.S.C.
Pte. David Stevenson, 6th R.H.
Pte. james McKendrick Taylor, M.G. Scot.Horse.
Cpl. James R. Thomson, 2nd Canadian Mtd.Rfls.
Pte. William Thomson, 1st K.O.S.B.
Pte. James Weir, 7th R.H.
A.B. Alexander Weir, Hawke Batt. R.N.D.
Pte. John White, 2nd R.H.
Pte. David Young, Seaforth hrs.

WW2

Douglas Bell, Capt. K.O.S.B.
Edward Collie, Guardsman. Scots Guards
Robert D. Davidson, Pte. Black Watch
David Graham, A.B. Royal navy
John Stuart, Rifleman. Cameronians (S.R.)
Neil M. Turnbull, Flt. Sgt. R.A.F.
Ethel Torbet, Forestry Corps.
William A. Watson, W.O. (D.F.M. Distinguished Flying Medal) R.A.F.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:49 am    Post subject: John Robson Harper Reply with quote

HARPER, JOHN ROBSON
Rank:PiperService No:265290Date of Death:25/12/1917Age:22Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st/6th Bn. Grave ReferenceX. A. 12.CemeteryGREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY
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Son of Margaret Simpson Harper, of Rosebank Cottage, Abbey Rd., Scone, and the late William Harper. Born at Bankfoot, Perthshire.

Fettercairn MI 119 has 6 Harper men who died in WWI
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Alexander Simpson Harper Lt 8th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) b Auchtergavin 05/11/1890 Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 12/10/17 Son of the late William Harper & Margaret Harper. City Roll of Honour: Urquhart, Elgin. Educated Urquhart & PC & Elgin. Aberdeen University Roll of Service in the Great War: Page 73 : Photo. Abbey Rd; Scone, Perthshire also Tulliebelton Gdns, Bankfoot. Fettercairn MI 119. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 094 to 96 City & Urquhart
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John McLeish Cpl 302 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Auchtergaven, Perth e Old Meldrum Killed in Action F & F 29/10/1914 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38
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From the Royal Bank of Canada's Roll of Honour

http://www.rbc.com/history/celebrating-our-history/in-remembrance/wwi-roll-of-honour.html

Andrew Thomas Dow
PRIVATE DOW, born at Airnkilly, Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland, May 29, 1891. Home in Bankfoot, Perthshire, Scotland. Served with the Bank of Scotland four years. Joined Winnipeg, Manitoba branch, December 1, 1911. Enlisted from Winnipeg branch, in the 10th Battalion, November 14, 1914 (Fort Garry Horse, 32nd Battalion). Killed in action at Festubert, May 21, 1915.
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