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David McNay
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: CUPAR Reply with quote





This plaque is situated behind the memorial itself:



And on the ground in front of it:



A bench to the side has the following plaque:



First World War names:









Second World War names:





I was in Cupar on business and during the course of the day I was told by the man I was in a meeting with that he actually has in his possession the uniform which once belonged to Flight Lt. W W Watt, the fourth from last name on the 2nd World War panels. He also apparently had some paperwork concerning him.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both the following men are also on the Blairgowrie & Rattray War Memorial;

Name: BURNS, THOMAS J.
Initials: T J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 17/06/1915
Service No: 10303
Awards: DCM
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38
Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Name: EASSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Nelson Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 13/07/1915
Service No: Clyde Z/2268
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary Easson, of New Buildings, Dura Den, Cupar, Fife, and the late Joseph Easson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 8 to 15
Cemetery: HELLES MEMORIAL

EASSON also appears on the Kemback W.M.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial has been given a £75,000 makeover, so it should be looking excellent now.

See more info here: Online courier article

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to be a problem with the link, so here's the text.



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Cuparís war memorial has been rededicated to the 189 local men and women who lost their lives in the first world war, following major restoration.

More than £75,000 was spent on repairing and stabilising the monument, topped with its angel sculpted by Henry Snell Gamley.

The memorial, which also bears the names of those who died in the second world war, was originally dedicated by Field Marshal Earl Haig when he unveiled it in 1922, and was rededicated yesterday at a ceremony attended by around 50 people.

Members of the Royal British Legion Scotland were joined by Provost Frances Melville, Lord Lieutenant Margaret Dean, north-east Fife MSP Iain Smith and local councillors.

Pupils from St Columbaís Primary also attended the service, which was conducted by Cupar ministers the Rev Dr Ken Jeffrey, Canon Pat McInally, the Rev Bill MacDonald and the Rev Anne Haselhurst.

A wreath was laid by the Cupar branch of the legion.

The structure has suffered from time and the elements and a campaign was launched to raise money for its restoration, led by former community councillor Dave Carstairs.

The work included infilling the void beneath the monument with 70 tonnes of cement and replacing the slabs surrounding it.

Railings surrounding the memorial have been refurbished and repainted, new lighting has been installed and benches have been refurbished.

Lighting columns are still to be installed and the monument cleaned.

The project, funded by Fife Council and Fife Environment Trust, cost well over £75,000.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Cupar (more photos) Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for photos.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: cupar Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for photo.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HARRIS, ANTROBUS TAFT
Initials: A T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Bedfordshire Regiment
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 19/03/1916
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. F. 2.
Cemetery: CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES

Also on Crieff War Memorial
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=174&highlight=crieff

and

Crieff, St. Columba's (Choir) WW1
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3409&highlight=crieff
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only been through Cupar a couple of times and the memorial hits me everytime. It is a cracker.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject: Cupar Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for these which show the "angel" at night, 11 Nov 2008.
(I know it is winged victory, but prefer angel!)




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
I've only been through Cupar a couple of times and the memorial hits me everytime. It is a cracker.


Totally agree.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 25.03.1916
CRIEFF OFFICER KILLED


A telegram received from the War Office on Monday night by Mr and Mrs Clement A. Harris, Ellengowan, Crieff, contained the sad news that their elder son, Second Lieutenant Antrobus T. Harris, had been killed in action in Flanders. The deceased officer had reached the age of nearly 26 years. He was educated at Morrison's Academy, Crieff, and, choosing the profession of his father (who is organist at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, Crieff), graduated as a Bachelor of Music at Edinburgh University. For over six years he was organist and choirmaster of St. James' Episcopal Church, Cupar, Fife, and at the outbreak of war held a similar appointmant at St. Peter's Parish Church, Kirkley, South Lowestoft, which he resigned to enlist in the London Scottish. After six months' service in this corps, he was given a commission in the Bedfordshire Regiment, being posted to the 4th Battalion. While at the front, however, where he had been for nine months, he was attached to the 1st Lincolns, and it was when fighting with that regiment that he fell. Three weeks ago he was expected home on furlough, but it was cancelled. He was engaged to be married to Miss Dorothy Douglas, commandant of the V.A.D. Hospital at Ceres, and daughter of Colonel C. E. Douglas, who is serving in France. His younger brother, John B. Haris, is serving with the Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt. Much sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Harris in their bereavement.
A Cupar correspondent writes:- "Great regret prevailed in Cupar on Tuesday when it became known that Lieutenant Harris had been killed. Seven years of his life were spent in the county town of Fife, and the people there had come to regard him as one of themselves. Choosing a musical career, he was appointed nine years ago as organist in St. James' Episcopal Church, Cupar, being then barely 17 years of age. Continuing his musical studies, he later qualified as Mus. Bach., and gave promise of a brilliant musical career. He left Cupar in May, 1914, receiving a musical appointment at Lowestoft, and on that occasion received a handsome cheque from his friends from the congregation of St. James's in recognition of his professional and personal qualifications. Particularly tall and well-built, the young Llieutenant was the possessor of a charming personality, which endeared him to all with whom he came in contact while in Cupar. In the work of the Amateur Opera Company he took special interest, and was its Hon. Secretary and conductor, while he had a part in its production of 'A Pantomime Rehearsal'. His choir, under the guidance he afforded, won high honours in the last Festival of the Fifeshire Musical Association.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone insert a pic of Harris from the Edinburgh University RoH ?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll scan it and post it for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David McNay wrote:
I'll scan it and post it for you.


Thanks, that would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Antrobus is such an unusual name I had to look it up.

From Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antrobus

Antrobus is a civil parish and village in Cheshire, England, immediately to the south of Warrington. It is situated within the borough of Vale Royal...
The name derives from the Old Norse Eindvizh-buski, a personal name and the word for bush or shrub. In the Domesday Book, the area is referred to as Entrobus. An alternative derivation of the name is the Norman-French Entre-bois which can be interpreted as 'within the woods'
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