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ST. VIGEANS, WW1

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: ST. VIGEANS, WW1 Reply with quote

St. Vigeans - Angus District (Arbroath Landward)
UKNIWM Ref no. 5678

The St. Vigeans war memorial is a grey granite celtic cross with wheel-head and boss. A celtic pattern is carved in relief on the face of the cross head and an emblem of a crown and cross carved on the base of the cross shaft. The names of the WWI dead are set in lead lettering on the faces of the pedestal which rests on a rustic base.
The monument stands beside the kirk above the main road.






WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
KITSON FREDERICK N.E. BLACK WATCH LIEUTENANT
ANDERSON FREDERICK BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
CARGILL JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
CHRISTISON DAVID BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
CLARK JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
CLARK THOMAS BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
CRAIG ALEXANDER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
DUTHIE WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
GEDDES CHARLES R. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
GLEN ALEXANDER BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MCDONALD JOHN BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
NAIRN JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
ORROCK GEORGE T. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
PATERSON JAMES C. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
REID GEORGE BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
RITCHIE JAMES B. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SHANKS ARTHUR BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SMART JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SMART JOHN BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SPINK HENRY BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
STEWART WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
TASKER ROBERT BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
TAYLOR GEORGE L. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
KYDD ROBERT E.G. V.R.? SERGEANT
BENNET ANDREW W. C.I.? CORPORAL
MURRAY DAVID C.I.? CORPORAL
MARSHALL ALEXANDER SCOTTISH RIFLES SERGEANT
LESLIE JAMES ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MANN JOHN KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS LANCE CORPORAL
WHITTON JOHN KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
WEBSTER JOSEPH F. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
MANN WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PATON WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SMITH JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MITCHELL FREDERICK CAMERON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
FLEMING WILLIAM B. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MANN ALEXANDER CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
HANTON JOSEPH ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
MORRISON DOUGLAS SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PATERSON WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SCOTT JAMES SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS SIGNALLER
SCOTT THOMSON SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
STEWART DAVID SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CADOGAN JAMES P. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
KEITH JOSEPH HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
MCGREGOR ARTHUR HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
BRUCE JAMES ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY CAPTAIN
BOWIE JOHN ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY SERGEANT
HOGG DAVID ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY SERGEANT
JOHNSTON FREDERICK ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY CORPORAL
MCDONALD CHARLES ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
MURRAY ALEXANDER ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
PRINGLE FREDERICK ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY DRIVER
SCOTT ROBERT ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
DICK GEORGE D. ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY FR.
HOGG GEORGE SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
HOWIE WILLIAM FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY CORPORAL
MUCKART DAVID WELSH HORSE CORPORAL
STURROCK JAMES SCOTTISH HORSE PRIVATE
MOIR GEORGE MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVER
MUCKART JOHN P. ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:37 pm    Post subject: cleaned up Reply with quote

This has had a clean since these pics were taken, it looks much better now.

Cheers,
Derek.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAT ANDERASON


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clearer photos of name panels.









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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: St Vigeans Great War Memorial Reply with quote

Arbroath Guide Saturday 12 June 1920 :

Heroes of the War :

Unveiling and Dedication of Memorial at St Vigeans :

Lord Strathmore's Tribute:

With quiet ceremonial appropriate to the solemn occasion there was formally unveiled at St Vigeans on Saturday , a war memorial to the men connected with the Parish who fell in the Great War . The Memorial , which is in the form of a Celtic Cross , occupies a commanding site on the top of the grassy knoll at the north east corner of the old burying ground adjacent to the Parish Church. It is 16th feet high with a base of 3 foot 10 inches and by 3 foot 8inches , and is made of Kemnay grey granite, the total cost of the erection which was raised by public subscription being 294 10s 6d . On four polished panels above the base are inscribed in black letters the names and regiments of 59 men who made the supreme sacrifice in the War, and surmounting the east or front panel is the following inscription " To the Glory of God and in memory of those connected with the Parish of St Vigeans who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1919 " Then follows the Biblical quotation "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends ," while underneath the names on the front panel are inscibed the Latin words, "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mor " and "Erected by Parishioners and friends ."

The Unveiling ceremony was performed by the Right Hon The Earl of Strathmore , Lord Lieutenant of Forfarshire and the interesting event ws witnessed by a large assemblage, there being in addition to a large attendance of members and adherents of the church from all parts of the wide scattered parish, a goodly respresentation of visitors from Arbroath , including members of the Town Council , Parish Council, and District District School Management committee. The Unveiling of the Memorial was preceded by an impressive service , which was held in the Parish Church , at which the Rev C. E. Duff , minister of the parish officiated . Lord Strathmore , who was accompanied by his factor , Mr Ralston , was attired in the Lord Lieutenant's dress uniform , and Provost A.C. Anderson , who headed the municipal party , wore his gold chain of Office. The front seats in the area of the ancient edifice were reserved for Lord Strathmore , and the respresentatives of public boards.

The newspaper gives full details on the officials attending and the name casualties on the War Memorial . Then the last para records ...

The Memorial was sculptured in Aberdeen and was erected by Mr F K Easton , Arbroath . The money was raised by a Committee of which Rev Mr Duff was convener and Mr Wm Gould and Mr Wm Beattie , joint secretaries and treasurers .

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Patrick W Anderson
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