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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Westerkirk, Bentpath Reply with quote

Westerkirk - Bentpath War Memorial

Located in front of the church at Bentpath.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The views and surroundings are awesome - you've got to try and get there.

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:01 pm Post subject:

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The theatres of action on the base are a nice touch on this memorial.

Where is the church in Bentpath?

Adam

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Just take the minor road and cross the bridge over the river. The church is in a commanding position over the village so you can't miss it. The memoriai is in the church ground. The church is one of the biggest I have seen in this area and in a very small village to boot. Quite out of proportion, but grand nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
The church is in a commanding position over the village so you can't miss it. The memoriai is in the church ground. The church is one of the biggest I have seen in this area and in a very small village to boot. Quite out of proportion, but grand nonetheless.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the recently published book for Perth & Kinross. They will give an insight into all the buildings, including churches, in the area. It is a very handy information resource.
http://www.yalebooks.co.uk/yale/display.asp?K=9780300096712&search_text=buildings+of+scotland&sort=SORT_DATE%2FD&search_field=KEYWORD&m=12&dc=23
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Memorial at Bentpath, Westerkirk.
Designed by Beattie & Co., Carlisle.
Cost 170
Unveiled 1920 by Lieutenant General Sir Spencer Ewart.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert and William Beattie were brothers and the only sons of William & Elizabeth Beattie though the information supplied to the CWGC would make this fact easily overlooked:

Name: BEATTIE
Initials: ROBERT
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 18/05/1917
Service No: 23446
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Beattie, of Westerkirk Mains, Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire. Native of Westerkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. O. 14.
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

Name: BEATTIE,
Initials: WILLIAM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 30/03/1916
Service No: 13206
Additional information: Son of William Beattie, of Burnfoot Ewes, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

The diary for the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards records the events surrounding William's death at Hooge near Ypres in March 1916:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman Monday 8th November 1920

    WESTERKIRK (DUMFRIESSHIRE)

    General Sir John Spencer Ewart unveiled the memorial for the parish on Saturday afternoon. It is erected near the parish church; is of granite, about 15 feet high; and is surmounted by a cross. Mr Berkley Matthews of Wester Hall presided, and there was a service in the Parish Church, conducted by the Rev. J. Gillies.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:49 am    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

Sergt. Alex. McVittie, M.M. K.O.S.B
Pte. Robert Armstrong, K.O.S.B.
Pte. Thomas Irving, K.O.S.B.
Pte. William S. Armstrong, Border.
Pte. Donald MacDonald, Border.
Pte. Thomas W. MacDonald, Border
Pte. Fred G. Wilson, Border.
Cpl. Thomas Welsh, Northd. Fus.
Pte. John F. Little, Canadians.
Pte. Stanley Anderson, Herts.
Maj. Geo. J. Malcolm, F.R.C.
Capt. Polty. Malcolm, Gren. Gds.
Pte. Robert Beattie, K.O.S.B.
Pte. Thomas Hogg, K.O.S.B.
Pte. John J. Paterson, K.O.S.B.
Pte. John W. Glendinning, Border.
Pte. William Beattie, Scots Gds.
Pte. John Buddles, Lancs. Fus.
Gnr. James Dickson, R.F.A.

WW2

Spr. Reuben Nicholson, R.E.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:02 am    Post subject: Sgt. Alexander McVittie M.M. Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: McVITTIE, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/05/1918
Service No: 14277
Awards: M M (Military Medal)
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Jane B. McVittie, of Burnfoot Cottage, Westerkirk, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. G. 55.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN

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Surname: McVITTIE
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 14277
Date Death: 22/05/1918
Place of birth: Westerkirk Dumfries
Other: 7/8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Sgt
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:07 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Armstrong Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: ARMSTRONG, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 11/08/1915
Service No: 17901
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Armstrong, of Burntcleugh, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

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Surname: ARMSTRONG
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 17901
Date Death: 11/08/1915
Place of birth: Westerkirk Dumfries
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
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Name: IRVING, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Service No: 20247
Additional information: Son of John James Irving, of Steel Road End, New Castleton, Carlisle.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

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Surname: IRVING
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 20247
Date Death: 12/04/1918
Place of birth: Westerkirk Dumfries
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Pte. William Scott Armstrong Reply with quote

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Name: ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM SCOTT
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 05/07/1916
Service No: 17384
Additional information: Son of Robert Armstrong, of Crag View, Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XIV. B. 1.
Cemetery: A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS

SNWM
Surname: ARMSTRONG
Firstname: William Scott
Service Number: 17384
Date Death: 05/07/1916
Place of birth: Langholm Dumfriesshire
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte
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Name: MACDONALD, DONALD
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 03/12/1917
Service No: 17383
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary Welsh Macdonald, of Westerhall, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 85 to 86.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MACDONALD
Firstname: Donald
Service Number: 17383
Date Death: 03/12/1917
Place of birth: Westerkirk Dumfries
Other: 11th Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte
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Name: MACDONALD
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 17386
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. X. 5.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, Authuille

SNWM
Surname: MACDONALD
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 17386
Date Death: 01/07/1916
Place of birth: Westerkirk Dumfries
Other: 11th Bn.
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank: Pte
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Name: WILSON, FREDERICK GEORGE
Initials: F G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Service No: 17385
Additional information: Son of Walter and Fanny Wilson, of Esk Cottage, Bentpath, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 6.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

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