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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Castletown (Olrig parish), Caithness Reply with quote

Memorial: Olrig Parish, Caithness
Location: centre of Castletown village (Memorial Square - part of main road [A836] through village)
Grid Ref: ND134679
UKNIWM Ref: 5943
Sculptor: Percy Herbert Portsmouth
Count: WWI=41 , WWII=9









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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:45 am    Post subject: Castletown Reply with quote

Listed on this war memorial is 2nd Lieut Sinclair Mowat , RFC

he is listed in a book " Airmen Died in the Great War 1914-1918 compiled by Chris Hobson : 1995"

Page 75 : RFC casualties

2nd Lieut Sinclair Alexander Mowat , 31 Tr Sqn RFC, Pilot , kwf 2 July 1917 , buried Olrig Caithness

and Page 250 RFC casualties for 2 JULY 1917 :

2nd Lieut S A Mowat , 31 Tr Sqn RFC, kwf in Graham - White XV , No A 1707 , UK


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transcriptions from this memorial:

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Sacred to the memory
of the men of this
parish who died
in the Great War. 1914~1918:
Their name liveth for evermore

Brotchie, John, Shipmaster, Mer.Marine
Campbell, George O., Corpl., R.S.F.
| Cormack, John, Pte., Royal Scots
| Cormack, Robert, Pte., Sea.Hrs
Cowan, Sinclair W., Pte., M.M., Scots Guards
Crerar, David, Pte., Sea.Hrs
| Finlayson, Robert M., Pte., Canadians
| Finlayson, Kenneth S.M., Pte., U.S.A.,
| Finlayson, John R., Pte., Sea.Hrs
| Goudie, Arnold J., Pte., S.Africans
| Goudie, Samuel H., Sgt., Cam.Hrs.
Grant, Donald, Spr., R.E.
Johnson, Neil, Pte., Sea.Hrs
| Kerr, Cathel J., Pte., Cam.Hrs.
| Kerr, William, Gr., R.G.A.
MacIntosh, Donald, S.Gr., R.G.A.
MacKay, Alexander C., Seaman, R.N.R.
MacKenzie, George, Pte., Sea.Hrs.
| MacLeod, John, Pte., Sea,Hrs.
| MacLeod, William, Pte., Sea.Hrs.
MacLeod, Malcolm, Pte., Sea.Hrs.
| Malcolm, William J., MM., Sgt., Canadians
| Malcolm, David A., Pte., Sea.Hrs.
| Malcolm, James D., Pte., Sea.Hrs.
Manson, James, L.Cpl., Gor.Hrs.
| Matheson, James, Pte., Sea.Hrs.
| Matheson, Gilbert L., Sea.Hrs.
Mowat, Sinclair, 2ndLt., R.F.C.
Olson, Alex. C., Pte., Sea.Hrs.
Purves, James P., 2ndLt., A.&S.Hrs.
Reid, john M., Gr., R.G.A.
Robb, Albert V., D.C.M. M.M., 2ndLt., Cam.Hrs.
Sinclair, James, Pte, Sea.Hrs.
Sutherland, David, M.M., L.Cpl., Sea.Hrs.
Sutherland, John, Pte., Sea.Hrs.
Taylor, John M., Pte., Royal Scots
Traill, James W., Major, Res.Of.Officers
Traill, John Murray, Lt.Col., Bedfords
Traill, Sinclair G., Capt., Cam.Hrs.
Young, Andrew, Pte., Sea.Hrs.
Younger, James, Pte., Sea,Hrs.

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1939-1945

Bremner, Donald J., M.M., Pte., Sea.Hrs.
Bruce, William, Leading Stoker, R.N.
Coghill, William, Sgt., Sea.Hrs.
MacLeod, Donald, C.S.M., Sea.Hrs.
Sinclair, Kenneth, Lieut.Comdr., R.N.V.R.
Smith, John W., D.F.C., Flying Officer, R.A.F.
Smith, Peter J.G., Pte., Sea.Hrs.
Sutherland, Douglas S., Radio Officer, R.N.
Sutherland, James W., R.P.C., City of London Police

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A photograph of the unveiling can be seen here:

http://www.johnstoncollection.net/show_image_adv.aspx?id=JN00021S001

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Memorial Unveiling Report Reply with quote

Do the brackets indicate a familial link? If so that's a lot of brothers/fathers/uncle deaths.

This unveiling report seems to be the right one but the article gets the number of men listed on it wrong.

Unveiled on Saturday 29th of August.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:33 am    Post subject: Albert Victor Robb 2nd Lt Camerons Reply with quote

Albert Victor Robb 2nd Lt MM MiD 5th Cameron Highlanders Age 27 Died of Wounds F & F 12-Mar-18 M.M. Mentioned in Despatches. Husband of Elsie Milne Robb, Olrig Lodge, Castletown. Native of Kemnay Aberdeenshire. Officers Book page 168. Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand Fr 0439 Plot IV Row D Grave 7
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