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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in the library at Montrose recently and in the entrance hall they have a Roll of Honour Book in a glass case (similar to Brechin).
It was opened on a page containing WW2 casualties and had name, rank, regt., date of death etc. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera but probably in the fullness of time both this and the Breching rolls should be photographed. Would also be interesting to compare the names to the memorial etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Designed by George Washington Browne in 1924.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject: Pte. David Fawns Reply with quote

WW1
David Fawns, Pte.

(Glasgow Herald 12th Feb 1915)
"Private David Fawns, C company 5th Black Watch, Montrose, has died of wounds at the front. Yesterday his mother, Mrs Webster, 11 Castle Street, Montrose, learned of her sons death through two letters she received, one from Captain E.L. Watson, commanding 5th Black Watch, and the other from Chaplain George Thomson. Fawns, who was only 17 years of age, was shot through the lung and died in the 24th hospital. The Chaplain enclosed a letter which he wrote to the dying soldiers dictation. The letter says "Dear mother, I only want to tell you I am badly hit in the chest. I am ready to die. All my love, Dave." The late soldier was a mill worker in Chapel Works and had been two years in the territorials."

CWGC
FAWNS, D
Rank: Private
Service No: 1694
Date of Death: 06/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. H. 2.
Cemetery: ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION

SNWM

Surname: FAWNS
Firstname: David
Service Number: 1694
Date Death: 06/02/1915
Place of birth: Montrose Forfarshire
Other: 5th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Alexander Cowie Rae Reply with quote

Alexander Cowie Rae Gnr 27505 Z Bty Royal Horse Artillery born Newcastle enlisted Montrose Age 33 Killed in Action F & F 20-Sep-17 Youngest son of George & Helen Rae, 11 Russell St; Montrose. CWGC Son of George and Helen Rae. Husband of Mary Rae, of 33, Reform St., Montrose. 1891 Census: Rose Cottage's Loanhead. B Jul-Sep 1884: South Shields. Husband of Mary Ross, 6 Nursery Rd; Married 4 Jul 1913 Burnett Hall, Montrose. Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boesinghe B 106 Plot I Row C Grave 21 ADJ 24-10-17 1/1
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:48 am    Post subject: Pte. William D. McKenzie Reply with quote

WW1
William D. McKenzie, Pte.

(Glasgow Herald 17th of Feb 1915)
"Mrs MacKenzie, 9 Ferry Street, Montrose, has received information that her son William, a Private in C (Montrose) Company, 5th Black Watch was killed while digging trenches on Thursday night. The intimation of death was conveyed to Mrs MacKenzie by the chaplain and by the Rev. Hugh Callan, Montrose, who received a letter from Major Hew Blair-Imrie, Private MacKenzie was only 17 years of age and was the youngest of three sons. He joined the Black Watch on the outbreak of war, and left for the front in early December. Previous to enlisting he was employed in Chapel Works."

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MACKENZIE, WILLIAM DOUGLAS
Rank: Private
Service No: 2077
Date of Death: 11/02/1915
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. F. 2.
Cemetery: ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE
Additional Information: Son of Jane Mackenzie, of 9, Ferry St., Montrose, Forfarshire, and the late Robert Mackenzie.

SNWM
Surname: McKENZIE
Firstname: William
Service Number: 2077
Date Death: 11/02/1915
Place of birth: Brechin Forfarshire
Other: 5th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Cargill Reply with quote

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James Cargill, Pte.

(Glasgow Herald 1st March 1915)
"The relatives of Private James Cargill (21), E (Montrose) Company of the 5th Black Watch, yesterday received official intimation that he had been killed in action. The official letter stated that Cargill was shot through the head on Monday, died without regaining consciousness on Tuesday, and was buried on Thursday. He was a baker to trade, having served his time with Mr James Kidd. His wife resides at 26 Union Street, Montrose."

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CARGILL, JAMES ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 1148
Date of Death: 24/02/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. E. 7.
Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cargill, of 5, Northesk Rd., Montrose, husband of Mary Cargill, of 26, Union St., Montrose.

SNWM
Surname: CARGILL
Firstname: James
Service Number: 1148
Date Death: 24/02/1915
Place of birth: Montrose
Other: 5th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Pte. Wilfrid Dunn Reply with quote

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Wilfrid Dunn, Pte.

(Glasgow Herald 13th March 1915)
"Another Montrose Territorial in the person of Wilfrid Dunn, son of Mr C.A. Dunn, Customs officer, Montrose, has been killed in action. Mr Dunn yesterday received official intimation to the effect that his son had been killed by a shell in Northern France on March 8."

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DUNN, WILFRID
Rank: Private
Service No: 2062
Date of Death: 08/03/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. B. 11.
Cemetery: RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX
Additional Information: Son of C. A. and Elsie Dunn, of 11, St. Peter's Place, Montrose, Forfarshire.

SNWM
Surname: DUNN
Firstname: Wilfred
Service Number: 2062
Date Death: 08/03/1915
Place of birth: Helmsdale Sutherlandshire
Other: 5th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:33 am    Post subject: Alexander Croll Pte Reply with quote

Alexander Croll Pte S/32040 6th Cameron Highlanders born Benholm enlisted Montrose residence Montrose Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 01-Aug-18 Son of Robert & Elizabeth (nee Wallace) Croll, Johnshaven. Johnshaven MI. Villemontoire Communal Cemetery Fr 0878
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:50 am    Post subject: Pte/Piper. Arthur N. Howie Reply with quote

WW1
Arthur N. Howie, Piper

(Glasgow Herald 20th March 1915)
"Mr and Mrs Howie, Tayock, Montrose, have received intimation that their son, Arthur N. Howie, a piper, of the 5th Black Watch, has been killed at Neuve Chapelle and buried where he fell. He was 29 years of age and a ploughman in the district."

CWGC
HOWIE, ARTHUR
Rank: Private
Service No: 1568
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: HOWIE
Firstname: Arthur
Service Number: 1568
Date Death: 10/03/1915
Place of birth: Marykirk Kincardineshire
Other: 5th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:03 am    Post subject: Arthur N Howie Reply with quote

Pte (Piper) 1568 5th Black Watch born Marykirk enlisted Montrose Age 29 Killed in Action F & F 10-Mar-15 Son of William & Elizabeth (nee Smith) Howie, Tayock, Montrose. 1891 Census Roost, Marykirk. 1901 Census: Three Gaws Craigo, Logie Pert. Occ Farm Serv. Born abt 1885. Occ: Ploughman. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 24 to 26 Glasgow Herald 20-03-15
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: Amos Porter Stephen Reply with quote

Amos Porter Stephen Pte 290257 7th Gordon Highlanders born Bervie enlisted Laurencekirk Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 26-Jul-18 Son of Alexander Stephen, 1 Rosehill Cottages, Montrose, Forfarshire. Marfaux British Cemetery Fr 0622 Plot V Row A Grave 10
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CASUALTIES AMONG MONTROSE SOLDIERS.
Private David Moig, 2d Gordon Highlanders, whose widow and four young children reside in Reform Street, Montrose, is officially reported killed.
Enlisting a year ago, he had been at the front for five months. He was about twenty-eight years of age, and prior to joining the army worked as a miner at Dalkeith.
Official news is to hand stating that Private James Paton, 2d Black Watch, son of Mrs Paton, 92 Castle Street, Montrose, had died of wounds received on January 7 at the Persian Gulf. Private Paton had been nine years in the army, eight of which were spent in India. He was twenty-seven years of age, and spent a brief furlough at home before leaving for the Persian Gulf.
Missing since November, 1914, Corporal Andrew Burton, whose mother resides in Capper's Wynd, Montrose, is officially reported killed.
He was nine years in the 1st Black Watch, eight of which he spent in India, and on the outbreak of war was called up as a reservist. He was in business in Dumbarton, where his widow resides. He was twenty-nine years of age.
The authorities at Perth have advised Mrs Paton, 12 Capper's Wynd, Montrose, that her son, Corporal R. Dempster, 2d Black Watch, was wounded at the Persian Gulf on 7th January.
Information has been received by Mr Alexander Cuthbert, shoemaker, Montrose, that his son, Private Harry Cuthbert, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, was wounded at the Persian Gulf on 7th January. Private Cuthbert, who is one of five brothers who joined on the outbreak of war, received his transfer from the Scots Greys.
Dundee Courier 11 February 1916
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:02 pm    Post subject: Montrose memorial Reply with quote

Does anyone have the info who or when the Montrose war memorial was unveiled initially ? ( I see to recall that it was unveiled by Major R C Hoyer- Millar who had served in the Boer War and then in WW1 10 Black Watch in France and Salonika ) .


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:55 am    Post subject: Unveiling Report Reply with quote

Here you are Pat.

Unveiled on Sunday the 1st of June 1924 by Major R. Hoyer Millar at a cost of 2,500. The sculpture is by H.S. Gamley and the pedestal by G. Washington Browne.

(The Scotsman 2nd June 1924)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: montrose Reply with quote

Thanks for that info from the newspapers . I see that there are two Hoyer -Millar listed in the Black Watch officers list :

MILLAR, R. H- . , V.D., (V & TF) 2nd Angus Bn Capt 22/8/1891 , served in South Africa with 2nd Bn , Hon Major ; 5th Angus & Dundee Bn; Major 14/5/1915, T/Lt Col Commanding 5th Angus & Dundee Bn 2/11/1915 ; to UK 24/2/1916

This Hoyer - Millar is the one who unveiled the Montrose War Memorial it would seem

The one who I knew of through my name sake Uncle serving in the 10th Black Watch in France & Salonika was :

Millar , R.C. H- , (V & R) , 2nd Angus Bn; 2nd Lieut 13/2/1892, Lieut 17/2/1894 : to 3rd Bn ; to 10th Bn Lieutenant 7/10/1914, Capt 9/10/1915 . The Hoyer- Millar family owned Rossie Castle



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