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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: GILMERTON, MONZIE U.F. (Former) WW1 Reply with quote

This memorial is inside the church at Monzie. I believe it has been relocated from Monzie United Free Church on its dissolution in 1938;





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Name: McARA, DUNCAN
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 29/04/1917
Additional information: Son of James McAra, of Galvelbeg, Crieff.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. E. 7.
Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
DIED OF WOUNDS

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 05.05.1917
LIEUTENANT DUNCAN M'ARA, H.L.I., DIES OF WOUNDS

Much regret was elicited in Crieff on Tuesday when it was announced that one of the most popular young men belonging to Crieff has paid the toll of war - Lieutenant Duncan M'Ara, of the Highland Light Infantry, his father that morning having received a telegram from the War Office stating that his son had died of wounds in France on 29th April.
Lieutenant M'Ara was the only son - and only child - of Mr James M'Ara, fruiterer and nurserymen. He was educated at Morrison's Academy, afterwards adopted his father's profession, and latterly had management of the nurseries at Galvelbeg. In the month of September, 1914, in response to the call for volunteers, he joined the colours, enlisting in the 10th Black Watch. His abilities and enthusiasm soon attracted the attention of his superiors, and he quickly secured promotion, attaining to the rank of company quartermaster-sergeant. In July, 1915, he recived a commission in the Highland Light Infantry, being posted to the Special Reserve, and subsequently to one of the Regular units of that regiment. He went to France about a year ago, and came scatheless through several big engagements, including the fierce fighting during the Somme offensive.
Lieutenant M'Ara was of an affable disposition and made many friends, while he was held in high esteem by those of the general public with whom he came in contact. With those who knew him best - his companions and more immediate acquaintances - his cheery disposition, big-heartedness, and a pawky humour, made him a supreme favourite, and many of these who are now serving in Britain's far-flung battle lines will receive with keen regret the news of the demise of their old comrade. General sympathy with his much respected father is expressed in Crieff and district.


Name: GILFILLAN, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 21/04/1917
Service No: S/17894
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 25 and 63.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL
BORN: CRIEFF, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: PERTH
KILLED IN ACTION - PERSIAN GULF

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 19.05.1917
CULTOQUHEY MAN WOUNDED

Mr and Mrs Gilfillan, Coltoquhey Mill, Crieff have received official notification that their son, Private Thomas Gilfillan, Black Watch, was wounded in Mesopotamia on 21st April. Previous to joining the Colours on 10th May, 1916, he was employed as a dairyman at Dowald, Crieff. He is 20 years of age.

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 06.10.17
CRIEFF SOLDIER KILLED

Information has just been received by Mr Thomas Gilfillan, Cultoquhey, Crieff, of the death in action (previously reported missing) on 21st April, of his eldest son, Private Thomas Gilfilan, Black Watch. Private Gilfillan was 20 years of age, and prior to enlisting was a cattleman in the employment of Mr Lennox, Easter Dowald, Crieff.


Name: MAXTONE, BENJAMIN TAYLOR
Initials: B T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 212th Coy.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 12/05/1917
Service No: 83168
Additional information: Husband of Kathleen I. Maxtone, of St. David's Cottage, Gilmerton, Crieff, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 10.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
BORN: FOWLIS WESTER, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: CRIEFF
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 26.05.1917
GILMERTON MAN KILLED

Notification has been made to his relatives in Gilmerton, near Crieff, of the death in action of Private Benjamin Maxtone, Machine Gun Section, Black Watch. In civil life he was an upholsterer in the employment of Mr M. D. Stewart, and joined the Colours about six months ago. He leaves a widow and two children.


Name: McKENZIE, DUNCAN
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 14/03/1918
Service No: 242019
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. J. 12.
Cemetery: RED CROSS CORNER CEMETERY, BEUGNY
BORN: LOCHLUICHART, ROSS-SHIRE
ENLISTED: CRIEFF, PERTHSHIRE
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS

* NO INFORMATION YET FOUND LOCALLY. ALSO COMMEMORATED ON GARVE WAR MEMORIAL, ROSS & CROMARTY.



Name: McCULLOCH, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 29/09/1918
Service No: 266517
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary McCulloch, of West Lodge, Monzie Castle, Crieff, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 12.
Cemetery: BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY
BORN: MADDERTY, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: GRANGEMOUTH, STIRLINGSHIRE
DIED OF WOUNDS - FRANCE & FLANDERS

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 12.10.1918

DEATHS ON SERVICE
MCCULLOCH - Died from wounds in France, on 30th Sept., Pte. James McCulloch, the eldest son of Mrs P. McCulloch, Church Street, Crieff.


Name: MENZIES, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 13th (Scottish Horse) Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 17/10/1918
Service No: 316650
Additional information: Son of John and Agnes Menzies, of Connton Cottages, Crieff, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 1.
Cemetery: HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU
BORN: CRIEFF, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: ABERDEEN
DIED OF WOUNDS - FRANCE & FLANDERS

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 09.11.1918
CRIEFF SOLDIER KILLED

Mr John Menzies, cabinetmaker, Cornton Place, Crieff, this week, received official notification of the death in action of his only son, Private John Menzies. Deceased joined up in August, 1914, and was with the Scottish Horse, afterwards transferred to the Black Watch. He went through the Gallipoli Campaign, was in Egypt and at Salonika, afterwards being drafted to France. In a letter to deceasd's father, dated 28th Oct., the chaplain of the battalion, writes:- "It is with deep regret I have to write you about the death of your son, 316650 Pte. J. Menzies, who was killed in action on 17th inst. We have since buried him in a little military cemetery not far from the scene of battle - in a special part set aside for the Scottish Horse. His compnay officer will already have written you and told you in what high esteem we held him. May I add just a word of personal tribute to his character and life. He was a fine and worthy man, and we are all deeply sorry to have lost him. We send you our sincere sympathy in your sad bereavement". Private Menzies in civil life was a grocer to trade, and served his apprenticeship in Crieff.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled on 25th October 1919.Plaque by Messrs Whippell&Co,Exeter.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject: John Menzies Reply with quote

John Menzies Pte 316650 13th Black Watch (Scottish Horse) born Crieff enlisted Aberdeen Age 27 Died of Wounds F & F 18-Oct-18 Son of John & Agnes Menzies, Connton Cottages, Crieff, Perthshire. Newspaper has Son of John Menzies, Cabinetmaker, Cornton Place, Crieff. Formerly 38116 Scottish Horse. Occ Grocer. Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau Fr 0190 Plot III Row B Grave 01 Strathearn Herald 09-11-18 Monzie UF, Gilmerton 2012 Sep Photo taken of his grave.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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