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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:49 am    Post subject: Glenbervie Parish War Memorial Reply with quote

GLENBERVIE
UKNIWM Ref: 8682

Address
PARISH CHURCH
GLENBERVIE
GRAMPIAN
SCOTLAND

Type: CROSS
Denomination: CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
OS Map Ref: NO 767 807

Physical Description
MALTESE CROSS ON SANDSTONE PILLAR, ON CIRCULAR BASE SURMOUNTED BY FOUR ORNATELY CARVED ANGELS AT THE CAPITAL


There is a granite plaque on the kirk wall listing ten WW2 casualties. Maintained by Aberdeenshire Council.
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Jim

If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW1 Memorial.













WW2 Plaque on outside of church.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:51 am    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919


The Gordon Highlanders
Pte. James Farquhar, 1st Batt.
Pte. George McCurroch, 1st Batt.
Pte. E. Forsyth, 2nd Batt.
Pte. Robert Benzie, 3rd Batt.
Pte. George Grieg, 3rd Batt.
Pte. Alex. Thomson, 3rd Batt.
Pte. John F. Murray, 4th Batt.
Pte. Leith Simpson, 4th Batt.
Pte. William Inglis, 5th Batt.
Pte. Arthur Brand, 7th Batt.
Pte. James MacCurroch, 7th Batt.
Pte. Fred. Meston, 7th Batt.
Pte. James Pratt, 7th Batt.
Pte. Alex. Willocks, 7th Batt.
Lce Cpl. John Willocks, 8th Batt.
Pte. John Johnstone, 8th Batt.
Pte. George Selbie, 8th Batt.

The Royal Fusiliers
Pte. Frank Thomson, 17th Batt.

The Machine Gun Corps
Lce Cpl. James Forsyth

The Royal Field Artillery
Pte. W.A. Smith

Australian Expeditionary Force
Pte. George Greig
Pte. Joseph Mackie

Canadian Expeditionary Force
Pte. Alex. Petrie
Pte. John Thow

New-Zealand Expeditionary Force
Pte. Frank Annand
Fred Burgess

The Highland Light Infantry
Pte. George Donald, 10th Batt.

Royal Navy
John MacCurroch

Mercantile Marine
Engineer Gilbert Mollison

The Scots Guards
Cpl. Alex. Kinloch, 1st Batt.
Pte. Alex. Wood, 3rd Batt.

The Black Watch
Pte. Robert Murray, 10th Batt.

The Seaforth Highlanders
Pte. Andrew Balnaves, 6th Batt.
Lce Cpl. Alex. Smith, 10th Batt.

The Cameron Highlanders
Cpl. James Collie, 5th Batt.

The Royal Scots Fusiliers
Pte. W.F. Ross, 7th Batt.

WW2

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR
1939 - 1945


Sgt. Robert Duthie, Gordons
Gunner, Robert Howie, R.N.
Sgt. William Middleton, Gordons
Gunner, Douglas Munro, R.A.
Pte. John Riddler, Gordons
L/Cpl. James Ritchie, Gordons
L.A.C. Charles Shivas, R.A.F.
Pte. Richard Simpson, R.A.O.C.
Pte. John Strachan, Gordons
Lieut. Robert W. Will, Home Gds.

WW1 - 36
WW2 - 10
Total - 46


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an unusual cross. Also the names look like they've been done by an amateur mason.

Lots of interesting names. I wonder was connection this man has to the area?

MOLLISON, GILBERT ALEXANDER
Initials: G A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Fourth Engineer Officer
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: "Nyanza" (Greenock)
Age: 30
Date of Death: 24/02/1918
Additional information: Son of Mrs. M. Mollison, of 52, Burford Rd., East Ham, London. Born at Bromley, Bow, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Home Guard name on the Second World War panel

WILL, ROBERT WALTER
Initials: R W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Home Guard
Unit Text: 3rd Aberdeenshire (South and Kincardineshire) Bn.
Age: 47
Date of Death: 17/05/1942
Additional information: Son of Peter and Ann Will; husband of Christina Will, of Mains of Mondynes, Kincardineshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. U. Grave 124B.
Cemetery: ABERDEEN (SPRINGBANK) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: James Farquhar 1st Bn Reply with quote

James Farquhar Pte 1496 1st Gordon Highlanders b Arbuthnot e Aberdeen Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 14-Dec-14 Son of James & Margaret (nee Crowe) Farquhar, West Bogton, Auchenbrae, Fordoun, Kincardineshire. Glenbervie MI 307. Roll of Honour - Glenbervie. 1901 Census : Arbuthnot 250/2/5. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:59 pm    Post subject: George MacCurroch 1st Bn Reply with quote

George McCurrach Pte 1326 10th Gordon Highlanders b Elgin, Morayshire 08/06/1895 e Stonehaven Age 20 Killed in Action F&F 03/10/1915 Son of George McCurrach & Elsie Mary McDonald. 1901 Census: Row No 3, Garmouth. Died PoW. Soldiers Effects: Fa: George. Has date 23rd. Douai Communal Cemetery Fr 1277 Row B Grave 10 AJ 03-01-20 Page 3: Drumlithie. Brothers James & John also died.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: E Forsyth 2nd Bn could this be the man? Reply with quote

Ebenezer Forsyth Pte 9441 1st Gordon Highlanders b Newhills Dec 1884 e Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 24-Oct-14 1901 Census: Torries, Oyne: Farm Servant (Charge Of Horse). Glenbervie Memorial has 2nd Bn. Husband of Jennie Davidson. Feb 1919 staying in Peterculter. City Roll of Honour : 44 Esslemont Ave; Aberdeen. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 - 41 City & Glenbervie

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Robert Benzie Reply with quote

Robert Benzie Pte S/7867 1st Gordon Highlanders b Kennethmont e Aberdeen Died of Wounds F & F 26-May-15 Son of Athol Benzie, Fishmonger & Mary Benzie, Denhil Cottage, Drumlithie, Fordoun. Glenbervie War Memorial has 3rd Bn. Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Kemmel B 102 Plot VII Row B Grave 27

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject: George Greig Reply with quote

George Greig Pte 125127 21st Machine Gun Corps (Inf) b Glenbervie 31/12/1898 e Aberdeen res Glenbervie Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 24/03/1918 Son of the late David & Mary (nee Smith) Greig. Fordoun MI 317. Has the date 21st. Brother of David Greig, Mains of Dellavaird, by Auchenblae. Memorial has 3rd Bn Gordon Highlanders. Pozieres Memorial M. R. 27 Panel 90 to 93 Dundee PJ 19-04-19 P7: Missing: Glenbervie

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Alex Thomson Reply with quote

Alexander Thomson Pte 85882 24th Machine Gun Corps (Inf) b Glenbervie e Aberdeen r Drumlithie Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 21-Mar-18 Son of Mr & Mrs R Thomson, Gate Mondynes, Fordoun, Kincardienshire. Son of Robert Thomson, Farm Servant & Christina Thomson, Tannachie Cottar House, Glenbervie. Formerly 15891 Gordons. Memorial has 3rd Bn Gordon Highlanders. Pozieres Memorial M. R. 27 Panel 90 to 93

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John Fyfe Murray Pte 17930 MM 4th Gordon Highlanders b Inverkeillor, Forfar e Auchenblane Killed in Action F & F 23-Jul-18. Son of John Murray & Betsy Ireland Fyfe. Glenbervie MI 198. 1901 Census: Bankhead Cot House. Glenbervie Roll of Honour: Pitritchie. St Imoge Churchyard Fr 1697 Row B Grave 9 Fordoun & Glenbervie

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Leith Emslie Simpson Pte 201373 4th Gordon Highlanders b Boyndie, Banffshire 1895 e Aberdeen Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 23-Apr-17 Son of Helen Simpson, The Golf Club House, Kirriemuir, Forfar & the late George Ewan Simpson. 1901 Census: 71 Skene Sqare, Rosemount, Aberdeen. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: William Inglis Reply with quote

William Inglis A/cpl 242145 5th Gordon Highlanders b Bervie e Banchory Age 22 Died of Wounds F & F 21-Mar-18 Son of Mary Ann Inglis, 31 Queen St; Gourdon & the late David Inglis. Details buried near this spot Row A Grave 4. 1901 Census 254 (Bervie) 1/7. Glenbervie Roll of Honour: Glenbervie. Marteville Communal Cemetery Fr 0673 Row A Grave 4 Glenbervie & Gourdon

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Arthur Petrie Brand Pte 242149 5th Gordon Highlanders b Fetteresso 1896 e Stonehaven Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 09-Apr-17 Son of George Brand, Hall Croft, Drumlithie, Fordoun, Kincardineshire. MI Glenbervie No 139 details of George Brand & Mary Fettes Petrie m 11 June 1869 1901 Census: Glenbervie 261/4/5: Pitdrichie Cottar House. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9

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