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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: PERSIE & GLENSHEE WW1 (Cray) Reply with quote

Situated in Glenshee close to Dalnaglar Castle
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial was originally posted in the church section. However, having gleaned a little more information and obtained copies of the unveiling reports I am correcting the posts accordingly.
The combined parishes of Persie and Glenshee extend over a large area from Bridge of Cally at its southern end to the 'Spittal' in the north.
At the end of the Great War four churches were in use: Netherton U.F. at Bridge of Cally, Persie Parish Church (now disused), Cray U.F. near Dalnaglar (now disused) and Glenshee Parish Church at the Spittal.
Due to the large geographical area it was decided to have four plaques replicated and given to each church. Those at Netherton, Persie and Cray were erected on the outside of the building whilst Glenshee was placed inside. Three plaques still exist but the fourth, at Persie, has disappeared. A start was made to convert Persie into a house but it has lain uncompleted for many, many years.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See Persie & Glenshee, Bridge of Cally
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=134&highlight=

and

Persie & Glenshee, Spittal of Glenshee
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2294&highlight=
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I note in todays Perthshire Advertiser a planning application to remove the Great War & WW2 Plaques from Cray Church (which is now in private ownership).and relocated them to Glenshee Kirk. I will keep you all updated.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 03.09.1921

WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT CRAY

ADDRESS BY DR YELLOWLEES


A very solemn and impressive service was held in Cray U. F. Church on Sabbath, on occasion of the dedication of the war memorial to the fallen soldiers of Glenshee and Persie districts. The praise included Psalm ciii. 13-18, hymns 339 and 325, and the 66th Paraphrase. After a very impressive sermon by Charles Swanson, from Isaiah xxv. 8, the congregation marched out to the east end of the church, where the memorial tablet is placed, to the solemn and affecting strains of the ‘Dead march’. There under the blue sky and purple mountains, the large congregation gathered round the memorial, and Dr Henry Yellowlees, O.B.E., (formerly captain R.A.M.C.)), of Cray, who had done a great deal in the war, addressed them as follows:- “It is a privilege and honour to act as your spokesman and representative at the unveiling of this memorial in the church with which one’s own family and soldier forefathers have been so closely connected. Each of us will have their own personal feelings and memories in this matter, which no-one else can fully know, but there are also thoughts we must all be sharing on such an occasion as this, which is as well should find expression, however imperfect. The memorials to the

MEN FROM OUR GLEN

Who gave their lives for us in the war have very rightly been erected in the churches of the glen. It is our peculiar tradition and pride as Scotsmen that our national history and our individual histories and associations are bound up in inseparable connection with our religious history and our Church. It is, therefore, very fitting that we enshrine the names of these men not only among the hillsides they trod and the beauties of the glen they loved, but actually in the churches where they learned of unseen and eternal beauties of Him whom they now see face to face. Many a time in the desolation and destruction of war these men yearned for home with a longing which I know, because I have felt it; but I know, too, that at the time of crisis it was to be the spiritual and unseen things that their thoughts clung, and in the great crisis, at the last, it was not even the glen or their homes which were totally in their minds: it was

‘THE LORD’S MY SHEPHERD’

and the prayers they learned at their mother’s knee. These men have entered into their rest. Their graves are quiet now, in this land or across the sea; and here, in this place of peace, we have erected this tablet to their memory. We do this not merely to honour their names: they have won the immortal honour of the man who layeth down his life for his friends, and it is not in our power to add or detract from that Our action is more than a tribute to them. It implies our own belief in the worth of sacrifice: our consecration of ourselves to a life that gives all that is asked, and more; and our conviction that we and those who come after us may find encouragement and help and inspiration in the example of these men. When our children ask, as they surely will,

THE MEANING OF THIS TABLET

It will be for us to tell them of these things that they shall realise that they are indeed compassed about by a great cloud of witnesses and have a goodly heritage. As we teach that lesson, so will the final work of these men be completed and their greatest memorial established. Then, indeed, although much may be forgotten as the years pass and recollection fails, a living memory will ever endure of these, who were humble men, but of great heart; who were not men who delighted in war, but men who followed their call as it came to them, and loved not their own lives unto death. These were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten. With their seed shall continuously remain a good inheritance, and their children are within the covenant. Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name liveth for evermore”.

The memorial having been unveiled by Dr Yellowlees, and the dedicatory prayer offered by Rev. Mr Swanson, the 2nd Paraphrase was sung, and the Benediction was followed by the National Anthem. Altogether the service was a very impressive and inspiring one, which the congregation will never forget.
The tablet is similar to that unveiled by lady Ashmore at Nether ton (Bridge of Cally) Church on the previous Sunday, and the inscription and list of those who fell in the war are the same as thereon.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: 2nd Lt A McKenzie RFC Reply with quote

Airmen died in the Great War : RAF pages 165

McKENZIE , 2nd Lieut Alexander , 55 Sqn RAF, Observer , native of Blacklunans , Perthshire , aged 23years , killed in action 13 June 1918 , buried at Cologne Germany

( Legge , Lt William , 55 Sqn RAF, pilot , Native of Leith , Edinburgh, Midlothian, aged 23 years , Kia 13 June 1918 , Buried at Cologne , Germany. )
RAF casualties 13June 1918 : page 282

Lt W Legge & 2nd Lt A McKENZIE , 55 Sqn RAF, KIA in DH4 A 7466 , Western Front .

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THE SKY THEIR BATTLEFIELD :

Western Front June 1918 :

13 June 1918 :

A7466 DH 4 55 Sqn RAF (I.F.)

** B Treves seen in control over target the compat with EAs down in flames MIA ( 2nd Lt W Legge KIA/ 2nd Lt A McKenzie KIA )

*B = bombing operations

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat,

Thanks for the previous post. Strangely, I haven't been able to find a casualty report for Mckenzie in the local press yet.

Mark
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WAR MEMORIAL IS MOVED TO NEW GLENSHEE HOME
Oct 6 2009 by Johnathon Menzies, Perthshire Advertiser Tuesday

A WAR memorial in rural east Perthshire is to be moved to a more suitable location.

The pair of plaques, listing residents of the Glenshee and Mount Blair areas who laid down their lives in both World Wars, have been lifted from the now un-used Cray Church to the kirk in Glenshee.

Partly funded by a £4633 grant from the Drumderg community benefit fund – a pool of cash connected to Scottish and Southern Energy’s windfarm on the outskirts of Alyth – the project has also been bankrolled by members of the local community.

And a dedication ceremony is to be held at the memorials’ new home on Sunday, October 11, at 5.45pm to give those who have relatives immortalised on the structures a chance to pay their respects.

Pam Cameron, a local resident who co-ordinated the re-location alongside several others, said the new site would be a more fitting tribute to those who fought bravely for their country.

She said: “Cray Church hasn’t been used for worship in years and we felt that it would be nicer to have the memorials at a place people regularly attend.

“There are services in Glenshee every week and the new place is well away from the busy main road so it is a more friendly setting for anyone who wants to visit it.

“It’s taken us about a year to get to this stage, we had to get planning consent which took longer than we thought it would.

“There hasn’t been time to contact the relatives of the men listed on the stones directly, but those that have a family member on it will know because it only names soldiers from the Glenshee and Mount Blair area. "They'd be surprised" Wink

“The ceremony has been organised so we can say thank you to everyone who helped us along the way.”

A representative from the British Legion’s Blairgowrie branch is set to attend Sunday’s ceremony, to be presided over by local minister the Rev Malcolm MacRae.

"Well done to all those involved" - Dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was heartening, to see a nice job and a bit of thought and care about the memorials. Makes a change after some recent events/revelations.
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