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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Daviot - Invernesshire Reply with quote

The Daviot war memorial stands on the road junction.



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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

Can you give more detail on the road junction? I stopped at Daviot last year and couldn’t find it.

Adam
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Liverpool Pals



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Alexander Maclean Reply with quote

Hi Jim,
Many thanks for posting the photo's, eacellent. I would like to add a little light regarding L.Cpl.Alexander Maclean.

Alexander Maclean was born in Inverness in 1885/6. At the outbreak of war he was living at 37 Bedford Road, Bootle, Liverpool, which had been his address since 1908 and was employed by the Pacific Steam Navigation Company on the Flamenco. Liverpool soon raised four Pals battaions. These being numbered 17th-20th King's Liverpool battaions. Alexander enlisted into the 20th battalion on the 5th November, 1914 in Liverpool. He was five feet nine and a half, with brown hair and brown eyes. The four Liverpool Pals battalions sailed for France on the 7th November, 1915. They wouldn't take part in any major action until the fateful day of 1st July, 1916. The Liverpool's this day would help in the capture of Montauban and Alexanders own battalion would capture the briqueterie (brick works) which to this day can still be easily traced. Sadly 22475 L.Cpl.Alexander Maclean was killed in action on the 1st July and his body was never idientified. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme.

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Bill

ps i will add some photo's once i've mastered this excellent site.


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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bill, the information on Alexander Maclean is very interesting.
Sorry Adam, the photograph was taken some years ago and I'm afraid all I've noted is 'location - road junction'...not very helpful!...but it doesn't look too hard to miss.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Sorry Adam, the photograph was taken some years ago and I'm afraid all I've noted is 'location - road junction'...not very helpful!...but it doesn't look too hard to miss.


I was passing Daviot tonight and I noticed it is split up into East and West Daviot by the A9.

I was looking for the memorial near the church in West Daviot but is actually in East Daviot.

Looking up the OS map it is quite clearly marked. The OS ref is NH 723 388

The places the men come from on this memorial covers a large area from Farr to the South and Culloden Moor to the North as well as Milton of Leys overlooking Inverness.

Adam
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATED PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAT ANDERSON


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note the Commanding Officer of 18th Division which was captured in Singapore one week after landing in 1942 is commemorated on this memorial. He is also commemorated in the local Episcopal Church. See:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5825

BECKWITH-SMITH, MERTON
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major General
Regiment/Service: General Staff
Unit Text: G.O.C. 18th Inf. Div.
Secondary Regiment: Welsh Guards
Secondary Unit Text: and
Age: 52
Date of Death: 11/11/1942
Awards: D S O, M C
Additional information: Son of Beckwith Beckwith-Smith and Georgina Beckwith-Smith; husband of Honor Beckwith-Smith, of Sulhamstead, Berkshire. Four times mentioned in Despatches, 1914-1918. Awarded the Royal Humane Society's Certificate. Hon. M.A.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. H. 1.
Cemetery: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY
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