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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 16.11.1918
CRIEFF SOLDIER FALLS


Mr and Mrs Samuel Wilson, King Street, Crieff, have received official intimation of the death in action of their youngest son, Private Charles Wilson, Black Watch. Private Wilson, who was 19 years of age, joined up on 28th May of this year, and was only a month in France. Before joining up he was employed by Crieff Gas Company as collector and fitter. Mr and Mrs Wilson have other two sons in the Army, one of whom is a prisoner of war in Germany.

*ALSO COMMEMORATED ON THE MONZIEVAIRD & STROWAN WAR MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:13 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

-ROYAL NAVY-
Chief Officer David Taylor
Seaman William McI. Taylor

-CANADIANS-
Lieutenant David W. McD. McCabe
Sergeants
David G. Smart
Andrew Struthers
Corporal
James Taylor
Privates
Daniel Hutchison
William Kay
John Menzies
Alexander McFarlane
George Newlands
David S. Thomson
James Walker

-Australians-
Privates
David Clark
William J. MacBeth
Peter McIntosh

-New Zealanders-
Sergeant Majot Peter Laurence
Private Peter McArthur

-United States of America-
Sergeant James Cunningham

-Nursing Service-
Staff Sister Jessie E. McRobbie
Staff Sister Mary Watson

-ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY-
Lieutenant John L. Kelsall
Gunner James Foylan
Drivers
William Fleming
James D. Horne

-ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY-
Gunner William Brown

-ROYAL ENGINEERS-
Lieutenant James Phillips
Sergeant Ronald Robertson
Lance Corporal Peter McMahon
Sapper Mark A. Thom

-MACHINE GUN CORPS-
2nd Lieutenant David McKendrick
Private Peter L. Anderson

-TANK CORPS-
Private Neil Methven

-ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS-
Captain James Ewing, M.B.

-ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS-
Staff Sergeant William Thomson
Private William West

-LABOUR CORPS-
Corporals
George McLelland
David Scrimgeour

-SCOTTISH HORSE-
Troopers
Peter Henderson
John Menzies

-SCOTS GUARDS-
Sergeant Robert Sandeman
Privates
George McLaggan
Francis Riddoch

-ROYAL SCOTS-
Corporal Alexander D. Baird
Lance Corporals
James Crerar
Adam Paton
Privates
Peter Cramb
Thomas T. Drummond
Norman S. Grant
Thomas D. McEwen
William A. McNeil
Donald M. Watson

-ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS-
Captain Percy W.T. MacGregor Whitton
Sergeant James Sandeman
Privates
Robert Benvie
Hugh Malloy
Peter McGregor

-KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS-
Corporal David Smith
Lance Corporal James T. McFarlane
Privates
Robert Arnott
Nicholas Bradley
John Davidson
William Rowley
Thomas Wishart

-SCOTTISH RIFLES-
Corporal John Mackay D.C.M. (Distinguished Conduct Medal)

-BLACK WATCH-
Captain John Norman Wilson
Lieutenant Andrew Sharp
Lieutenant Hubert W. Strathairn
Sergeants
Walter Muir
John Sharp
John Tracey
Corporals
William Lamb
John Pullar M.M. (Military Medal)
Andrew C. Stewart M.M. (Military Medal)
Lance Corporals
Robert Cameron
George Durward
D.M. Low
Wm.B. MacKenzie
Archibald McLean M.M. (Military Medal)
John Stothard
George Watt
John Walker M.M. (Military Medal)
Pipers
Alexander Keddie
Alexander Russell
Privates
George Boyd
Charles Bradley
Robert W. Cameron
James Campbell
Peter Clark
Walter Davidson
William G. Duff
William Ferguson
Peter Ferguson
David Foster
David P. Fulton
Thomas Gilfillan
Duncan Gow
David A. Halley
David Hunter M.M. (Military Medal)
James Laing
Peter Marshall
James McCulloch
John McDonald
Thomas McEwen
David McFarlane
William MacFarlane
James A. McGregor
John Mackay
William T. Mackay
George M. McNab
W. Nicholson McOrist
Alexander McPherson
Duncan McPherson
William McRosty
Robert A. Napier
John O'Brien
Peter Richardson
Robert Rintoul
Henry Ross
Robert Russell
Matthew Ryder
John Shepherd
David Swan
Duncan Taylor
James McR. Taylor
William Thomson
John Tracey
Peter Welsh
Charles D. Wilson
Charles Daly

-HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY-
Lieutenant Duncan McAra
Corporal Patrick Bradley
Privates
James A. McIntosh
Angus F. Paterson

-SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS-
Privates
Robert W. Brown
Louis D. Don
Alexander Miller
William C.M. Watt

-GORDON HIGHLANDERS-
Lieutenant W.F. Robertson Dobie
Lance Corporal Charles MacDonald
Privates
George Irvine M.M. (Military Medal)
James A. McCulloch
Archibald McDonald
Thomas Ritchie
Peter Scrimgeour

-CAMERON HIGHLANDERS-
Lance Corporal David Rintoul
Privates
William Blair
George Nairn
Andrew Richard

-ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS-
2nd Lieutenant James A. Ewing
Corporal Francis Armit
Privates
William Bell
John A. Horne
John Irving
James W. McGregor
Thomas G. Stalker

-TYNESIDE SCOTTISH-
Private Peter Comrie

-ROYAL WARWICKS-
Private Alexander Foster

-KING'S LIVERPOOL-
2nd Lieutenant William R. Douglas
Lance Corporal Robert Cramb

-BEDFORDSHIRES-
2nd Lieutenant Antrobius T. Harris

-DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY-
Sergeant Major William H. Mottashaw

-WELSH REGIMENT-
Private Peter Taylor

-MIDDLESEX-
Lieutenant James B. Wauchope

-WILTS-
Private George O. Mottashaw

-IRISH GUARDS-
Sergeant John Conoboy
Private Thomas Ellis

-ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS-
Private John Flynn

WW2

-A & S Highlanders-
Lance Corporal John C. Blair

-BLACK WATCH-
Private John L. Brown
Private Joseph Burns
Lieutenant George F. Morrison
Captain Donald Roy MacArthur
Lance Corporal William McInnes
Private Alexander McLaren
Private John Petrie
Lieutenant Ian Sloan
Private Hugh C. Tracey
Private James Wright

-CAMERONIANS-
Lance Sergeant James L. Bryce

-C.M.P.-
Corporal Alexander McEnhill

-H.L.I.-
Sergeant Alexander Duncan

-INDIAN ARMY-
Major Arthur David Curtis Millar

-LONDON SCOTTISH-
Lance Corporal J.S. McGregor

-MERCHANT NAVY-
Radio Officer Lachlan Cameron
A.B. Seaman Duncan MacKenzie
Second Officer William Whyte

-PALESTINE POLICE-
Sergeant James M. McMillan

-R.A.CH.D.-
Chaplain 51st H.D. Rev Douglas Emslie

-R.A.-
Gunner Thomas Conaboy

-R.A.C.-
Trooper Malcolm McDougall Martin

-R.A.F.-
Flight Sergeant James F. Billett
Sergeant Air Gunner Peter Cramb
Leading Aircraftman William Deuchars
Sergeant Air Gunner Thomas Cuthbert Dewar
Flying Officer James Rankin Diack
Flight Sergeant Gilbert Cameron Gibson
Flight Sergeant Alaister Miller Henderson
Sergeant Air Gunner Ernest Hugh Strathearn Marsh
Sergeant Pilot Neil Grant Millar
Flight Sergeant W. Gordon Moore
Flight Sergeant W. Paxton
Sergeant James W. Scott
Sergeant Pilot Roderick Forbes Sim
Flight Lieutenant William Sinclair
Pilot Officer Alistair Campbell Stewart

-R.A.S.C.-
Lance Corporal Charles Alphonsos Doyle
Private John Hill McCurrach
Corporal William K.M. Tainsh
Private Thomas Wilson

-ROYAL MARINES-
Marine Peter Robertson

-ROYAL NAVY-
A.B. Seaman Robert Cron
Ordinary Seaman William Wright

-SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS-
Private James Falconer Gow

-SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES R.A.-
Gunner James Campbell

-SOUTH AFRICAN RIFLES-
Corporal Hugh Campbell

-V.A.D.-
Nursing Sister Wilhelmina Kippen

-W.R.N.S.-
Petty Officer Anne Archibald Drummond

-10/8th PUNJAB REGIMENT-
Major Ian James Campbell


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: BRONZE PLAQUES Reply with quote

Eight bronze plaques for WW1 made by Archibald Hamilton,Glasgow.He also executed the brass tablet in the North United Free Church,Crieff which was also designed by Dr Peter McGregor Chalmers
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From reading the local press it would appear that, as part of the memorial scheme, the committee placed two German guns given to the town at either side of the memorial. This caused outrage in Crieff.

"Sir, On behalf of many of the citizens of Crieff, I emphatically protest against the placing of these two ugly specimens of Hun brutality, in the shape of two German guns, beside the war memorial...."

"One is forced to wonder, if any of those responsible for this insult to our dead, have lost a son or relative...."

"Can it be possible that a Committee of sane people could so far forget themselves as to place two German guns alongside a memorial to the brave fellows who suffered and died......."

"Perhaps these same guns killed some of those whose names we are to honour on the panel of the memorial. What Irony!...."

"I do not believe there is a town or parish in the whole country where such a thing has been attempted, and we will be the laughing stock of the whole country..."

"Their terrible significance must grievously affect those whose gallant dead are to be commemorated in the shrine..."

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:28 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. Hubert William Strathairn Reply with quote

WW1
Lt. Hubert William Strathairn

(Glasgow Herald 20th of November 1916)
"Died of wounds, 16 November, Lieut. H.W. Strathairn, second Lieut., Black Watch, third son of Mr & Mrs Strathairn, Dungora, Crieff."

CWGC
Name: STRATHAIRN, HUBERT WILLIAM
Initials: H W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 16/11/1916
Additional information: Son of George Strathairn, Rector of Morrison's Academy, Crieff, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 35.
Cemetery: VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: STRATHAIRN
Firstname: Hubert William
Date Death 16/11/1916
Other: 6th Bn. (T.).
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: 2/Lt


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Name: GRANT-DUFF, ADRIAN
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: Cdg. 1st Bn.
Age: 44
Date of Death: 14/09/1914
Awards: C B
Additional information: Son of the Rt. Hon. Sir Mountstuart E. Grant Duff, P.C., G.C.S.I., and Anna Julia Lady Grant Duff, C.I.E.; husband of Ursula Grant Duff, of 16, Mulberry Walk, Chelsea, London. Designer of the "War Book.".
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1.
Cemetery: MOULINS NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:53 am    Post subject: Pte. John Shepherd Reply with quote

WW1
BLACK WATCH
Privates
John Shepherd

(Glasgow Herald 16th Dec 1914)
"Intimation has been received by the parents in Crieff of Private John Shepherd, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, stating that he has been killed in action. The news was conveyed in a letter from Private Malloy, also a Crieff man, who was a "chum" of Shepherds, and who states that Shepherd was killed instantaneously by a bullet. Private Shepherd had been six years in the Army, four of which were spent in India."

CWGC
Name: SHEPHERD, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 1467
Date of Death: 07/12/1914
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. K. 17.
Cemetery: BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Betsy Shepherd, of Cross, Crieff, Perthshire.

SNWM
Surname: SHEPHERD
Firstname: John
Service Number: 1467
Date Death: 07/12/1914
Place of birth: Crieff Perthshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRIEFF SOLDIER
Mr Ben Wright, 27 Croftnappock, Crieff, has received official news that his son, Private James Wright, Black Watch, has been killed in action in North Africa. He was 22. Pte. Wright was a territorial before the outbreak of war and was through the Dunkirk evacuation.
Evening Telegraph 22 April 1943
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Ritchie Reply with quote

WW1
-GORDON HIGHLANDERS-
Private Thomas Ritchie

(Glasgow Herald 12th April 1915)
"Mrs McInnes, Dalvreck Cottages, Crieff, has received intimation from the War Office that her brother, Private Thomas Ritchie, of the Gordon Highlanders, had died of wounds received in action on March 24. He was a son of the late Mr John Ritchie, mason, Crieff, and before the war broke out was employed as a ploughman in Aberdeenshire, where he enlisted in the Gordons."

CWGC
RITCHIE, T
Rank: Private
Service No: S/3548
Date of Death: 24/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. C. 11.
Cemetery: RUE-DU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX

SNWM
Surname: RITCHIE
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: S/3548
Date Death: 24/03/1915
Place of birth: Crieff Perthshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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Stone carving by W.Vickers,Glasgow.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Walter Muir Reply with quote

WW1
BLACK WATCH
Sergeants
Walter Muir

(Glasgow herald 28th May 1915)
"News has just been received of the death in France of Sergeant Walter Muir, 2nd Black Watch, only son of Mr Wm. Muir, ironmonger, Crieff. He was in his 27th year, and was a Reservist when war broke out. He had been at the front since November 22."

CWGC
MUIR, WALTER
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 384
Date of Death: 15/05/1915
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. C. 1.
Cemetery: ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE
Additional Information: Son of William Muir, of Turret View, Crieff, Perthshire.

SNWM
Surname: MUIR
Firstname: Walter
Service Number: 384
Date Death: 15/05/1915
Place of birth: Crieff Perthshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: A/Sgt
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:47 pm    Post subject: Pte. David Swan Reply with quote

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BLACK WATCH
Privates
David Swan

(Glasgow herald 29th May 1915)
"Private David Swan, reported killed in the trenches, was a native of Crieff, but had been in Glasgow, following his occupation as a painter for the past nine years, and his wife and surviving child reside at Gairbraid Street, Maryhill. He was 30 years of age, a former Black Watch Volunteer, and at the outbreak of war was a National Reservist. Enlisting in the 1st Black Watch, he proceeded to the front in September."

CWGC
SWAN, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/3730
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: SWAN
Firstname: David
Service Number: 3/3730
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Crieff Perthshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W. Nicholson McOrist.

McCORIST, W.
Rank: Private
Service No: 1727
Date of Death: 12/08/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: Flers Mem. 1.
Cemetery: A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS

Additional Information:
(Served as NICHOLSON). Son of John and Ann McCorist, of 61, East High St., Crieff, Perthshire.

This man's name came up in posting on the Great War Forum. He died as a prisoner of war.
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/251567-15192-pte-joseph-tait-16hli/

The post relates to another man, Joseph Drysdale Tait from Glasgow, who died in similar circumstances.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Maxwelltown Burgh and Troqueer Parish War Memorial in Dumfries as:

CAMPBELL, J. - BLACK WATCH.
James Campbell age 20 Private (S/17763) 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
In 1911 James was living with his grandfather Duncan Campbell in Crieff, Perthshire and was a clerk at the Union Bank of Scotland branch in Crieff when he enlisted in November 1916. He joined the 8th Black Watch in January 1917 but was evacuated home due to illness and returned to France in July 1917. He served with the 1st Battalion before he joined the 1/7th Battalion.
Born 1897 in Glasgow. Son of Alexander George Campbell and Margaret (Gillon) Campbell of 20 Maxwell Street, Maxwelltown.
Killed in Action on 12 December 1917 and buried in Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, France.
Also named on the Union Bank Memorial at the Bank of Scotland 110 St. Vincent Street in Glasgow.
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David Hunter was born in Stirling on 21/9/1893. He worked as a parcel clerk at Stirling station and then moved to Crieff where he worked as a cinematograph operator. He was awarded the Military Medal in Autumn 1917 (Stirling Observer). He died of gastritis in France. His younger brother James was killed in March 1918. They are both commemorated on the Stirling War Memorial.

HUNTER, D
Rank: Private
Service No: 266877(P)
Date of Death: 28/08/1918
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Awards: M M
Grave Reference: IV. F. 8.
Cemetery: LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE
Additional Information:
Surname HUNTER
Forename David
Rank Pte
Service number 266877
Decoration MM
Place of birth Stirling
Date of death 28 August 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail 1st Bn.
Medal card: no info
Effects: widow and sole legatee Lizzie
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