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Ackergill & Hempriggs Estate, Caithness

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Ackergill & Hempriggs Estate, Caithness Reply with quote

Memorial: Ackergill and Hempriggs Estate
Location: By the A99 (previously A9) on the northern outskirts of Wick
Grid Ref: ND360518
UKNIWM Ref: 5957
Count: WWI=19 , WWII= 5











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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the transcriptions:

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1914-1918

Cpl. John Ross, Seaforth Highlanders
L.Cpl. Benjamin Donn, M.M., Seaforth Highlanders
Pte. Alexander Doull, Seaforth Highlanders
Pte. Thomas Hood, Seaforth Highlanders
Pte. George G. McLeod, Seaforth Highlanders
Pte. William Sinclair, Seaforth Highlanders
Pte. Daniel Sutherland, M.M., Seaforth Highlanders
Pte. James Sutherland, Seaforth Highlanders
Pte. John B. Sutherland, Seaforth Highlanders
Pte. Forbes H. McDonald, Scots Guards
Hugh G. Calder, Royal Sussex Regiment

Bomb. James A. Gowans, R.C.A.
Lieut.Commander Kenneth James Duff Dunbar, D.S.O., R.N., H.M.Submarine E.16
Capt. William Calder, Naval Auxiliary Transport
Col.Sgt. David Bremner, H.M.S. Powerful, R.M.
A.B. George Harper, R.N.R., H.M.S. Arondale Castle
A.B. David Miller, R.N., H.M.S. Goliath
Cpl. Thomas Mowat, Australian Imp. Force
L.Cpl. Donald Allan, Cameron Highlanders

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1939-1945

Captain Kenneth James Duff-Dunbar, 5th Seaforth Highlanders
Flight-Sgt. Murray Swanson Munro, R.A.F.
Flight-Sgt. Alexander Gordon, R.A.F.

Bombardier David Spence, Royal Tank Corps.
Gunner C. Swanson, 15th L.A.A.Regt., R.A.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DUFF-DUNBAR, KENNETH JAMES
Initials: K J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieut-Commander
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M. S/M. "E16."
Age: 29
Date of Death: 22/08/1916
Awards: D S O
Additional information: Son of Garden Duff-Dunbar, of Hempriggs, Caithness; husband of Katharine Isabel B. Duff-Dunbar, of Ackergill Tower, Wick. His only son and heir fell in WWII.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 11.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Name: DUFF-DUNBAR, KENNETH JAMES
Initials: K J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 06/08/1944
Service No: 129015
Additional information: Only son and heir of the late Lieut.-Comdr. Kenneth James Duff-Dunbar, D.S.O., R.N., who fell in WWI, and Katharine Isabel B. Duff-Dunbar, of Wick, Caithness-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 17, Column 2.
Memorial: BAYEUX MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Duff-Dunbars and submarine E.16 were mentioned on the forum before

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1441

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HM Submarine E16 was lost off Heligoland in 1916 with 31 crew. Its commander was Kenneth Duff-Dunbar DSO of Ackergill Tower in Caithness and is listed on the Ackergill & Hempriggs War Memorial. Duff-Dunbarís son, born 3 months after his death, was killed in action in 1944 whilst serving with the 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders in Normandy. I donít know if he is listed on the same memorial but I would be surprised if he isnít.

Trawling through the web threw up that the remains of E16 was found again in 2004 by a German survey company.

From Ian A

The World War One submarine E16 has been located in Helgoland Bight, a part of the North Sea to the south of Jutland.
The German dive team used Draeger Dolphin rebreathers. It took measurements, stills and video footage of the wreck, which it has shared with the U-boat Museum in Germany and the Submarine Museum in Gosport.
The E-class submarines proved very successful at harassing Germen shipping. E16 was responsible for sinking the destroyer V188 in July 1915, and the U-6 in September 1915. She went missing on 22 August, 1916 after heading towards the Dutch island of Terschelling.
The submarine E38 reported seeing a number of German warships in the vicinity, and splashes suggesting that they were laying depth charges. The commander of the E16 at the time of her sinking was Lieutenant-Commander Kenneth Duff-Dunbar, heir to the Dunbar title and a 15th century castle, Ackergill Tower, in Wick
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if this Estate memorial could be moved to the civic section. I can see a few of the names on the Wick memorial but can't be sure they all are. We'll leave it here just now.

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