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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject: ARBROATH Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos by Tom,

I struggled to do the tablets any justice, will forward them to D.R.

The memorial is situated on the west end of the town on the A92;
approaching from the West into Arbroath,
Pass the Red Lion caravan park which is on the left,
continue on to the mini roundabout at the bridge,
turn left go up the hill to a second mini roundabout
go right and follow the road round the bend.
There you will find Arbroath Infirmary, park on the street,
cross the street to the right and enter the park
there you will find the memorial. Approaching from the
East on the A92 as you pass Arbroath FC ground
on the left the monument is on the high ground to the right.
From the memorial there is an uninterupted view of the
North Sea and the approaches to the Firth of Tay

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Great War names:












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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 5662
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Roll of Honour for Arbroath was published after The Second World War. It is a small book but there are photographs of most of those named on this memorial.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and a very good book it is too. Follows the same format as the First World War Roll for Arbroath.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HELENA STEWART BENNET

Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Medical Nursing Service, yst. dau. of the late Andrew Bennet, of Arbroath, solicitor, by his wife, Grace McCracken (13 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh): b. Arbroath, Co. Forfar, 1890; educ. High School there, was trained as a nurse at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, and had just finished her four years course, joined the Queen Alexandra's Nursing Service 30 Sept., 1918, and died at the Prisoner of War Camp Hospital, Oswestry, 19 Oct. following, of influenza and pneumonia, contracted whilst on service. Buried in Western Cemetery, Arbroath; unm.

Name: BENNET, HELENA STEWART
Initials: H S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Staff Nurse
Regiment/Service: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Date of Death: 18/10/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 583.
Cemetery: ARBROATH WESTERN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The photo and information for Helena Bennet were taken from de Ruvigny's.
I see there were Roll of Honour books done for Arbroath. What sort of format did the entries take?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A photograph and a short bigraphy.

Excellent books the pair of them. Well worth tracking down if you have an interest in the area.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 am    Post subject: Name to be Added to Memorial Reply with quote

A new name will be added to the war memorial in Arbroath early in the new year.

Guardsman George Lockhart who was shot in the back in Ireland in 1972.
http://www.arbroathherald.co.uk/news/GUARDSMANS-BRAVERY-TO-BE-RECOGNISED.3610481.jp

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:14 am    Post subject: other pictures Reply with quote

Here's a postcard of the memorial before its WWII additions.


And the view from the top of the common facing the back of the memorial with the view it gives to visitors.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new plaque with the name of a soldier killed in Northern Ireland in 1972 is to be unveiled today in Arbroath. Here are the details from the BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7519876.stm

Soldier remembered 36 years later


An Arbroath solider who was shot and killed in Northern Ireland is being remembered in his home town - almost 36 years after his death.

About 100 people are expected to march to the war memorial for the official dedication of a plaque to Scots Guardsman George Lockhart. The 24-year-old was hit in the back by a sniper in Londonderry in 1972.

The Scots Guards Association has been campaigning for about three years to have his name added to the memorial.

'Never forgotten'

Chairman of the Dundee and Angus branch David Cuthill told the BBC Scotland news website he was "over the moon" and "fair-chuffed" that this day had finally arrived.

He said: "We've been campaigning for years to get this chap's name on the war memorial at Arbroath - George Lockhart.

"He was wounded by a sniper while on patrol in Londonderry in Northern Ireland on September 23rd 1972 and he died from his wounds on the 26th of September.

"All veterans that have been killed, it doesn't matter what campaign they've been in, it should be recognised.

"It doesn't matter how far back you go, anybody who's been killed in action should be remembered - never forgotten."


Good to see that Arbroath is remembering their Post-1945 dead even though it has taken three years.

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