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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Arbroath : Princess Street UF Church Reply with quote

Roll of Honour: Princess Street UF Church, Arbroath (no longer in use)
Date: February 1915
Where kept now: Arbroath Library


Many thanks to Angus Council Libraries service for scanning the Roll of Honour for Princess Street United Free Church, Arbroath and sending it on to Patrick Anderson (Keptie). The church is believed to be no more, so thankfully the Roll of Honour fell into the right hands. The Roll of Honour is dated February 1915.





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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see some men listed here as '(Hawick)'. It looks like the place in brackets was their location in 1915 so would that have been Stobs camp?

Only one man listed as died at this date. A Boer War veteran, perhaps a reservist?

SMART, JOHN HAY
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 26/10/1914
Service No: 6864
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Barbara Finlayson Smart, of Muirside, Kinnel, Friochkeim, Forfarshire; husband of Jean Smart, of 21, Culloden Rd., Arbroath. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 3.
Cemetery: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY

He's also listed on the Kinnell War Memorial

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:27 pm    Post subject: arbroath Reply with quote

Roll of Honour ARBROATH & DISTRICT 1914 -1919 printed by T Buncle & Co arbroath : Page 4

Pte John Smart , Gordons ( with non uniform photograph -head & shoulders )

PRIVATE John Hay SMART , 1st Gordon Highlanders , 39 Culloden Road, Arbroath , 32 years of age, was the son of Alexander Smart , and of his wife Barbara Finlayson, Muirside , Kinnell, Friockheim . He married Jean Bennet Duncan , and left one daughter. He was employed as a sawyer at the Arbroath Sawmills . In September 1899 he joined the army as a private in the 1st GORDON HIGHLANDERS , and was called up as a Reservist on the 5th August 1914 . He was then drafted to France where after only two months service he died of his wounds at Bethune on the 26th of October 1914

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Arbroath : Princess St U F Church Reply with quote

ARBROATH HERALD , FRIDAY 21st August 2009:

Letters to the Editor :

MEMORIAL INQUIRY:

Sir, I am interested in the War Memorials of Scotland but especially in ones in Arbroath and District and because of this I joined The Scottish War Memorials Project (Website) that photographs and lists war memorials and Roll of Honours around Scotland.

One of the members has put an entry onto the Scottish War Memorial Project website wondering where a war memorial that was located in the PRINCES STREEET UNITED FREE CHURCH in Arbroath is nowadays .

I note that the minister of Princes Street UF Church in 1922 was Rev James Murray, 34 Gowan Street, and in 1955/56 the church was called Princes Street Church and there was no minister due to a vacancy.

I remember the church being in existance during my years in the town. I also noted that the Rev James Murray's son , Lieutenant John R. Murray, 5th Battalion The Black Watch , survived the battles of the First World War .

It would appear that the old church building has been demolished and a new building built on the site for residential use. There is a plaque on the side of the building , viz., "Site of Ladyloan St Columba's Church. In 1867 a church was dedicated here for the congregation of Princes Street. It was closed in June 1990 when its congregation became part of Arbroath West Kirk".

There is an entry in The Scotsman of Monday, April 11th , 1921, which records the following information :

ARBROATH :

A Memorial window inserted in Princes Street United Free Church , Arbroath , in memory of 19 Men connected with the congregation , was yesterday forenoon unveiled by ex Provost Alexander, preses of the congregation , at a dedication service conducted by the Rev James Murray".

The Eastern Forfarshire Directory and Arbroath Year book 1922 also records that on April 10th , 1921 , a beautiful memorial window symbolic of Victory and Peace , was unveiled in Princes Street UF Church, the ceremony being performed by ex Provost Alexander , one of the oldest members and office bearers in the congregation .

Has anyone any knowledge of this memorial window that was in the Princes Street United Free Church in Arbroath after it was closed?

I would be very interested in this memorial as well as any others that your readership are aware of in the town that may have been lost over the years .

I can be contacted etc

Yours etc

Patrick W Anderson

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Arbroath Herald newspaper transcription of the memorial window.

"To the glory of god and in proud and loving memory of
John F. Smart
John M. Dundas
George Ross
David Sim
Arthur Rodger
Adam Sutherland
Alex F. Hunter
George Craig
Robert Scott
Charles Weir
David Weir
James Whyte
Edward D. Morton
Fred N. Herron
George Milne
John Shepherd
John S. Milne
John Forsyth
George B. Croall
who fell in the Great War 1914-1918

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

The Roll of Honour is WMR 81253
The Window is WMR 76438
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