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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: Lossiemouth War Memorial Reply with quote

The Memorial on Clifton Road - this is, I believe, the former railway station in Lossiemouth.







Names to follow.
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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF LOSSIEMOUTH AND THE LANDWARD PART OF THE PARISH OF DRAINIE WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE WAR 1914 1919 - NOT IN VAIN

SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

CAPT EDWARDS G E DSO
WELLWOOD R K MC
LIEUT MACEY GEO M MC
SGT COULL PETER
EDWARDS ALEX VC
MCLEOD WM
STEWART ALEX
STEWART JOHN
L/SGT BALFOUR HENRY C
CPL FORSYTH ALEX
MORRISON CHAS M
ROSE THOMAS
WOOD DAVID
L/CPL FARQUHAR ALEX
GAUNT ALEX
MORRISON JAS
MORRISON ROBT
SMITH GEORGE
STEWART JAS
SUTHERLAND JAS
PTE ALEXANDER JAS P
ANDERSON JAS
BARBOUR ARTHUR
BRANDER THOS
BROWN JOHN
CAMPBELL ALEX
CAMPBELL ALLAN
CAMPBELL JAS A
CHRISTIE WM
CORMACK ROBT
CUMMING JAS
ELLICE GEO
FINLAYSON JOHN D
FORSYTH WM
GAULT JOHN
GAULT JOHN
GRANT JAS
HALL CLEMENTS
HENDRY LEWIS
LAING ALEX
MAIN GEO
MAIN JAS S
MAIN L MCLEAN
MAIN R DICK
MCKENZIE HUGH
MCLEAN WM
NEISH JOHN
PATERSON WM
PETRIE JAS
PHIMISTER ERIC
ROBB THOMAS
RONALD ROBT G W
SCOTT ALEX
SCOTT ALEX C
SCOTT JOHN
SCOTT WM
SHAND WM
SHIACH JAS
SIM JAME L
SIM LEONARD E
SLATER JOHN
SMITH GEO
SMITH JAS P
SMITH ROBT
SOUTER ALEX
SOUTER ALEX
SOUTER JOHN
STEPHEN CHAS
STEWART JOHN
STEWART JOHN
STEWART JOSEPH
STEWART ROBT
STEWART WM
SUTHERLAND A A
TAYLOR JOHN
THOMSON WM
WHYTE ALEX
WILSON WM JOHN
WOOD JAMES
YEOMANS WM
YOUNGSTON ALEX
VEAL WILLIAM

ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE

ENG LT COM SIMPSON ALEX J
LIEUT SOUTER ELIAS S
ENG SUB LT PATERSON ALEX
SKIPPER, WO CARDEN JAS
GAULT WM
MITCHELL JAS
STEWART JOHN
AB BAIKIE JOHN
DH BAIKIE ALEX
2ND ENG CAMPBELL JAS
SIGN CORSTORPHINE JAS W
DH EDWARD ALEX
AB FINLAYSON CHAS T
DH GARDEN ALEX C
DH GAULT JAMES

MERCANTILE MARINE

ENG FARQUHAR GEO
SH HEPBURN WM
DH GORDON PETER
DH HENDRY JOHN
QM KINNAIRD JAS
LDH MAIN ADAM
LS MITCHELL JOHN
DH MITCHELL ROBT
SH MURRAY ALEX
SH MURRAY JOSEPH H
TR RALPH CHAS
CH ENG REID ALEX
DH SIMPSON ALEX
DH SOUTER ANDREW M
GUN SOUTER JOHN
STEWART ALEX (RND)
SH STEWART JOHN
ENG WILSON ALEX

CAMERON HRS

LCPL MACFARLANE CHAS
PTE SCOTT WM C
WATSON ADAM

MAJOR MESSERVY GERALD MC, RFA
GUN MACDONALD R,
CAPT BRANDER ROBT B, RE
LCPL CAMPBELL WM,
SPR GRANT JAMES,
MCKENZIE RONALD,
REID WILLIAM,
CAPT FORSYTH WM F, CEF
CSM KEITH JOHN REID,
CPL MACDONALD J A,
PTE CAMPBELL JOHN,
CRAIGEN CHAS,
MITCHELL JAMES,
SMITH WM C,
WELLWOOD J H,
CSM NEILSON CHAS, GH
SGT ROBSON ALEX,
PTE GROGOR JOHN,
MORRISON ALEX,
NEISH JAMES,
CAPT MESSERVY E DYCE, RFC
THORNE FLEETWOOD, GG
2ND LIEUT BELL THOS H, RH
PTE GOW WALTER,
CSM GEDDES J R MM, AIF
GUN SOUTER JAMES,
LSGT WEST GEORGE C, LY
CPL FORSYTH JAS S, KOSB
PTE DARNLEY D J,
CPL STEWART CHAS, RGA
GUN SCOTT ALEX,
LCPL GRIGOR WM SIM, HLI
CROCKETT JAS, RF
PTE CAMPBELL DAVID, SAI
COOPER ALEX, SR
MORRISON GEO,
FARQUHAR ROBT, RS
TOCHER FRED,
MITCHELL JOSEPH, NZ
REID JAMES, S GDS
SMITH ALEX, RAMC

AND THOSE WHO DIED IN THE WAR 1939 1945

ROYAL NAVY

WRITER BIRNIE J A
SEA CAMPBELL A
AB CORDINER M
SEA CROCKETT B
PO CROCKETT G
CH SKIPPER FLETT A
L TEL SIM D
SEA SOUTER A
LS SOUTER J
SEA/G SOUTER J
OS SOUTER J
STOKER SMITH J
SEA STEWART A
SEA STEWART A
PO STEWART G
LS STEWART G
CPO STEWART G
CPO STEWART G
SEA/G STEWART G
SEA/G STEWART J
SKIPPER STEWART J
SEA STEWART W

MERCHANT NAVY

C ELEC CHRISTIEA C
RO FLETCHER D G
ELEC FLETT W
SH GAULT J
OS MAIN J
ENG MCLEOD W
AB SOUTER A
SKIPPER STEWART J
SEA/G STEWART J
AB STEWART J

SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

PTE ALLAN J
PTE ANDREWS H
PTE CHRISTIE A R
SGT HENDERSON R F
PTE JENKINS A J
PTE MATTHEWS J J D
PTE ROSIE W
LCPL STEWART J

OTHER SERVICES

PTE CAMERON J A, KOSB
DVR CORDINER G S, RASC
SPR CORMACK G, SAE
S/FM COULL J S, CAN FS
GNR DEAN J G, RA
CAPT GILBERT A G DCM, K AFR R
SPR GRANT W C, RE
FT/SGT LONG J, NZAF
LT LOW D, MAN REGT
LCPL MCLEOD J S, RCOS
SGT MEARNS R, RASC
PTE MITCHELL C, RH
C/MAN REID W, REME
DVR RIDDELL W, RASC
DVR STEWART R M, RCOS
PTE TAYLOR J, RAMC
PTE WILDGOOSE G I, RAOC
2ND LT WILSON J L, REME
GRN YOUNGSON W J, RA

ROYAL AIR FORCE

SGT CAMPBELL A W
SGT CAMPBELL L D
LAC CHRISTIE R G M
SGT COWIE J C
FT/SGT GRAY J
FO HARTHILL H C
FT/SGT HARTHILL I C
FT/LT KELLAS J M
FT/LT LEVACK R B
FO MILNE R A
SGT MUNRO J
LAC REID E
FO ROBERTSON J DFC
FT/SGT SCOTT J
SGT SCOTT J
LAC STEWART J
FT/SGT STEWART P
AC STEWART W C
SGT STUART P
FT/SGT TAYLOR A M
FT/SGT TAYLOR J J
FT/LT WEST R DFC & BAR
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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the Great War Seaforths will be from the 1/6th Bn like the Victoria Cross man listed. Sgt Alexander Edwards VC. Here is his CWGC entry with citation:

Name: EDWARDS, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Service No: 265473
Awards: VC
Additional information: Son of A. Edwards, of Stotfield, Lossiemouth. Born at Drainie, Morayshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 14th Sept., 1917, records the following:-For most conspicuous bravery in attack, when, having located a hostile machine gun in a wood, he, with great dash and courage, led some men against it, killed all the team and captured the gun. Later, when a sniper was causing casualties, he crawled out to stalk him, and although badly wounded in the arm, went on and killed him. One officer only was now left with the company, and, realising that the success of the operation depended on the capture of the furthest objective, Serjt. Edwards, regardless of his wound, led his men on till this objective was captured. He subsequently showed great skill in consolidating his position, and very great daring in personal reconnaissance. Although again twice wounded on the following day, this very gallant N.C.O. maintained throughout a complete disregard for personal safety, and his high example of coolness and determination engendered a fine fighting spirit in his men.

Note he was killed in the German Spring Offensive of late March 1918 when the 51st Div took a lot of casualties. Many of them are listed on the Arras Memorial.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is Sgt Alex Edwards VC

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Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FORSYTH, JAMES SCOTT
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 18/10/1915
Service No: 17233
Additional information: Son of Simeon and Helen Forsyth, of 43, Clifton Rd., Lossiemouth, Morayshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 51.
Cemetery: YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY

RESIDENCE - BLAIRGOWRIE

Blairgowrie Advertiser 20th November 1915

Corporal James Forsyth, 6th K.O.S.B. was killed in action 18th October. He was the eldest son of Mr. Forsyth, 43, Clifton Road, Lossiemouth, and was about 21 years of age. For some years he was with his late father as a hairdresser, and before answering the call about a year ago he was in the employment of Mr A. Steven, Allan Street, Blairgowrie.

A comrade writing to deceased's mother, says - "James was killed by a shell while in the trenches, and died a hero's death, death being instantaneous. In him the Battalion lost one of its most promising N.C.O's., and one who was greatly respected by all who knew him. He was promoted Corporal after the great charge on 25th September".


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are CWGC details of two others listed on the memorial

Great War

Name: CAMPBELL
Initials: D
Nationality: South African
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: South African Infantry
Unit Text: 4th Regt.
Date of Death: 21/10/1918
Service No: 22770
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 351.
Cemetery: LOSSIEMOUTH BURIAL GROUND

Second World War

Name: CORMACK, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: South African
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: South African Engineer Corps
Date of Death: 19/11/1942
Service No: 216449
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. D. 2.
Cemetery: SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY


I think J S Coull served in the Canadian Forestry Corps and isn't listed on CWGC or SNWM

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If asked, I will happily post on the forum (or email individuals) that part of the Memorial that contains the details of a specific individual. Furthermore, I would also be prepared to email higher resolution photographs of this War Memorial.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick comment on the Memorial. It is in itself very fine but the setting doesn't appear to be the nicest and is not helped by the surrounding wire mesh.

Blairgowrie Advertiser: 17:08:1918
Many in the district will regret to learn of the death in action on July 23rd of Captain Robert Kemp Wellwood, M.C., Seaforths, youngest son of Rev. John Wellwood, Drainie, Lossiemouth, a close friend of the late Rev. Robert Kemp, Blairgowrie, and who frequently occupied his pulpit. This is the second son of the family who has made the great sacrifice for King and country, while a third was discharged some time ago owing to severe wounds. Captain Wellwood, who was 24 years of age, was in Canada before the war, but patriotically came home to enlist, going on active service about the end of 1916. On November 22nd, 1917, he was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was passionately loved by his men, and highly respected, and was very often commended by his Brother officers and those in command. Of Mr Wellwood's four sons, the only none now remaining on service is at present on duty somewhere in the East on board one of Her Majesty's ships.

Name: WELLWOOD, ROBERT KEMP
Initials: R K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 23/07/1918
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Wellwood, and the late Rev. John Wellwood, of Lossiemouth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 7.
Cemetery: ST. IMOGES CHURCHYARD

Name: WELLWOOD
Initials: J H
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 43rd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 10/06/1916
Service No: 153095
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Wellwood and the late Rev. John Wellwood, of Lossiemouth, Morayshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. H. 1.
Cemetery: MAPLE COPSE CEMETERY

JH Wellwood's attestation papers
http://data4.collectionscanada.ca/netacgi/nph-brs?s1=&s2=&s3=153095&Sect4=AND&l=20&Sect1=IMAGE&Sect2=THESOFF&Sect5=CEF6PEN&Sect6=HITOFF&d=CEF6&p=1&u=http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/cef/001042-100.01-e.html&r=1&f=G

What became of the third and fourth brothers is not known to me. The one seriously wounded does not appear on the memorial so he, in theory, survived at least until after its erection. As can be seen by the CWGC entry their father, Rev. John Wellwood, was also deceased by the time of entry.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


ALEXANDER EDWARDS VC
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Just a quick comment on the Memorial. It is in itself very fine but the setting doesn't appear to be the nicest and is not helped by the surrounding wire mesh


I think this site is opposite the entrance to the old railway station. The line to Elgin closed in the 1960s and the station is now a car park. It's not the best place for such a fine memorial today but at the time it would have been in a prominent place for any visitors to the town.

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Edwards George Eric Capt DSO MiD 6th Seaforth Highlanders b Lossiemouth 23/02/1889 e Elgin 29 Killed in Action F & F 20-Nov-17 Son of Eric and Margaret Edwards, of 16, McDuff St., Lossiemouth, Morayshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 104: Occ Draper. Orival Wood Cemetery, Fleaquieres Fr 1498 Plot I Row B Grave 8
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Wellwood Robert Kemp Capt MC 6th Seaforth Highlanders b Lossiemouth 18/10/1894 e Elgin Age 24 Killed in Action F & F 23-Jul-18 Son of Mrs. Wellwood, and the late Rev. John Wellwood, of Lossiemouth. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 465: Occ Farmer. St Imoges Churchyard Row B Grave 7
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Macey George M Lt MC Seaforth Highlanders
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Coull Peter Sjt 265850 6th Seaforth Highlanders b Buckie 29/09/1879 e Elgin Killed in Action F & F 25-Mar-18 Son of John & Mary Ann Geddes Coull. Both Deceased. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 68: Occ Cooper. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8
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