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Keptie



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Auchmithie , by ARBROATH Reply with quote

AUCHMITHIE CHURCH near Arbroath was a Church Of Scotland church until the 1980s .

The Eastern Forfarshire Directory and Arbroath Year Book for 1922 shows the Minister of AUCHMITHIE CHURCH as being Robert Ingram, BD and he would have been possibly the minister of the kirk when the Metal ( brass ) plaque War Memorial to the Casualties of the Great War was erected on the church wall.

SIX named casualties listed :

- Who gave their lives for their Country in the Great War . 1914-1919 -


There is an additional Metal (Brass ) plaque regarding the ONE casualty who lost his life in the World War - 1939 -1945 .



During the 1980s the church became "St Peters Scottish Episcopal Church " at Auchmithie .

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Keptie



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: Auchmithie Church, Auchmithie by Arbroath Reply with quote

Plaques read :

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF

Sgt Alexander MARSHALL ,MM.

Pte James CARGILL

Pte James CADOGAN

Pte William PATON

Pte George REID

Pte Henry SPINK
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there is an additional plaque for 1939-1945 :

ALSO OF :



Able Seaman Joseph Thomson SWANKIE




WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945 .




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WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR . 1914- 1919

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The church used to be open to the public during the summer daytime but I had to track down a keyholder as there is now a very large padlock on the main door .

patrick w anderson

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SWANKIE, JOSEPH THOMSON
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Goodall
Date of Death: 29/04/1945
Service No: C/JX 353265
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Swankie, of Auchmithie, Angus.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 81, 1.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Note his date of death just days before VE Day. The Captain Class Frigate HMS 'Goodall' was the last Royal Navy warship to be lost in the European theatre of operations during the Second World War when it was torpedoed by U-286 off Murmansk. A.B. Swankie was one of 112 men lost in the sinking. U-286 was then sunk on the same day by three RN ships with the loss of 51 men.

He is also listed on the Arbroath War Memorial

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: Auchmithie WW1 & WW2 Reply with quote

Thanks to Keptie for the photos.




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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: Auchmithie Church , Auchmithie by Arbroath Reply with quote

With the kindness of a nearby keyholder I got access to this church to photograph the War Memorials inside the former Church Of Scotland but now in use as a Scottish Episcopal Church known as St Peters , Auchmithie.

Don't know if the church was sold or what but it ceased to be a Church of Scotland church well after these two war memorials were unveiled etc.

Thank you again to John ( Burnett) for his kindness and time in transfering my emailed photos to this section of the War mems website.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Name: MARSHAL, ALEXANDER MCARA
Initials: A M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Service No: 11932
Awards: M M (Military Medal)
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary Rae, of 27, Green St., Arbroath, Forfarshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL



Name: CARGILL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Service No: 267876
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL



Name: CADOGAN, JAMES PATERSON
Initials: J P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Secondary Unit Text: formerly (S/15618)
Age: 19
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Service No: 33408
Additional information: Son of Edward and Margaret Cargill Cadogan, of Fountain Square, Auchmithie. Forfarshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL



Name: PATON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 15/10/1918
Service No: S/17926
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Paton, of March of Lunanbank, Arbroath, Forfarshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: J. B. 89A.
Cemetery: HALIFAX (STONEY ROYD) CEMETERY



Name: REID, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 53rd Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 10/04/1917
Service No: TR1/16980
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Reid, of 25, Murray Lane, Montrose.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 20540.
Cemetery: AYR CEMETERY, Ayrshire



Name: SPINK
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Service No: 2605
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 14.
Cemetery: LE TROU AID POST CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's just one other man in the Arbroath & District Roll of Honour book with an Auchmithie connection. He is not listed on the Arbroath, Montrose or Lunan (in which Nether Dysart lies) parish war memorials.



Name: CRABB, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 54th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/10/1916
Service No: 3498
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 10.
Cemetery: ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:30 pm    Post subject: Unveiling Reply with quote

Unveiled on Sunday 21st March 1920 by Rev CE Duff,minister of St Vigeans Parish Church and erected by the parishioners.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WMR 85790 and 85791
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