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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:03 pm    Post subject: Keith Reply with quote

Keith
UKNIWM Ref no: 8660

The Keith war memorial is laid out as a memorial gardens with a low freestone altar with flanking walls and pylons. The commemoration and names of the dead are on bronze tablets set on the walls. Behind is a memorial to the Gordon Highlanders featuring a tall pedestal with the bronze sculpture of a Gordon Highlander standing alert with a Prussian helmet, the famous Picklehaube trampled in the mud at his feet. The commemoration and regimental badge is in bronze on the face of the pedestal, and a list of battle honours are set on the sides of the pedestal.
The site was selected in 1918 and in 1920 Prince and Princess Arthur of Connaught visited Keith and planted two fir trees on the site at the foot of Land Street. Both the community and Gordons memorial were designed by George Washington Browne of Edinburgh and the sculpture was executed by Arthur George Walker of London. The memorials were unveiled on Armistice Day 1923 by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon.
The memorial gardens are in Church Road.

















WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ADAMS JAMES CANADIANS PRIVATE
AINSLIE JOHN M. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
ALLAN ALFRED SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
ALLAN ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
ALLAN WILLIAM CANADIANS PRIVATE
ANDERSON JOHN F. NEW ZEALANDERS CORPORAL WELLINGTON INFANTRY
ANGUS WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BALGOWAN ALICK M. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
BARCLAY JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BARCLAY T. ROYAL NAVY LEADING SEAMAN
BARRIE ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BEVERLEY GEORGE A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BLACK CHARLES SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BOWER J.A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BREMNER JAMES P. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
BROWN ANDREW ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BROWN GEORGE SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
BROWN JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
BRUCE ALEXANDER SCOTTISH RIFLES PRIVATE
BRUCE JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BRUCE PETER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BURGESS JOHN KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
BURNETT GEORGE CANADIANS PRIVATE
BURNS DAVID SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
BURNS GEORGE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
BURNS THOMAS A. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY SERGEANT
CALDER GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
CAMERON GEORGE B. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS LIEUTENANT MILITARY CROSS
CAMERON HECTOR HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
CAMERON JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CHALMERS DOUGLAS GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CHRISTIE GEORGE CANADIANS PRIVATE
CLARK ALEXANDER O. CANADIANS PRIVATE
CLARK JOHN BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
COLLINS JOHN N. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS PRIVATE
COOPER DONALD C. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
CORBETT ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CORMACK ALEXANDER S. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CORMIE JOHN SCOTS GUARDS CORPORAL
COWE GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
COWIE JAMES KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
COWIE WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CRAN ALEXANDER ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE
CRAN JAMES ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER
CRAN ROBERT SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CRUICKSHANK ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CRUICKSHANK GEORGE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CUTHBERT GEORGE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
DAVIDSON D. JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
DAVIDSON JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
DAVIDSON JOHN R. SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
DICKSON JAMES ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
DONALD J. GORDON HIGHLANDERS ACTING CORPORAL MILITARY MEDAL
DONALD ROBERT AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
DORRAN JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
DUNCAN ALEXANDER BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
DUNCAN DONALD GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
DUNCAN GEORGE MACHINE GUN CORPS DRIVER
DUNCAN JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
DUNN WILLIAM J. CANADIANS PRIVATE
EDMONSTONE BENJAMIN CANADIANS LANCE CORPORAL
ELDER WILLIAM ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER
ELLIS JOHN HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
EMSLIE ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS SECOND LIEUTENANT
EMSLIE WILLIAM MACHINE GUN CORPS MAJOR MILITARY CROSS M.G.C. (BRITISH)
ESSON JAMES ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE
ESSON ROBERT ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
EWAN ALEXANDER P. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
FARQUHARSON F.L. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
FENTIE WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
FLEMING IAN G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS CAPTAIN MILITARY CROSS
FLEMING WILLIAM J.C. GORDON HIGHLANDERS CAPTAIN
FORBES GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
FORBES THOMAS BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
FORREST CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
FORREST FRANCIS W. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
FORREST JACK R. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
FORSYTH ALEXANDER J. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
FORSYTH ANDREW GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
GARDINER WILLIAM M. RIFLE BRIGADE SECOND LIEUTENANT
GAULD JAMES ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY DRIVER
GEDDES WILLIAM A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GEORGE ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GIBB WILLIAM J. ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER
GOODBRAND JAMES SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GORDON ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GORDON JOHN F. CANADIANS PRIVATE
GORDON PETER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GORDON WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
GRANT ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GRANT GEORGE H. SCOTS GUARDS CORPORAL
GRANT GORDON CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GRANT JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE PRIVATE PPR.
GRANT JAMES OGILVIE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CAPTAIN
GRANT JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GRAY ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GREENLAW ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
GRIGOR JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS ACTING SERGEANT
HALDANE COLIN K. MANCHESTER REGIMENT LIEUTENANT
HARPER JOHN ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS CORPORAL
HAY A. MCD. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
HAY HENRY AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
HORNE JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
HORNE WILLIAM MACHINE GUN CORPS PRIVATE
HUTCHEON WILLIAM G. LONDON SCOTTISH PRIVATE
INGLIE PETER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
INGLIS HENRY M. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
INNES CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
JAMIESON JOHN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
JAMIESON WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
JOHNSTON GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
JONES ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
KEAN JAMES ROYAL ENGINEERS DRIVER
KEMP JOSEPH GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
KENNEDY ALISTAIR M. ROYAL ENGINEERS LIEUTENANT
KERR WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
KILOH JOHN H. CANADIANS PRIVATE
KNOX DAVID GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
LAWRENCE CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS ACTING CORPORAL
LESLIE JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
LORIMER WILLIAM S. ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT PRIVATE
LOWE GEORGE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
MACDONALD ROBERT G. CANADIANS PRIVATE
MACGREGOR RONALD A. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
MANN ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MANN ALEXANDER ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MANTACH JOSEPH U.S. ARMY PRIVATE
MATHIESON ROBERT ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
MAVOR JOHN A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCBAIN DONALD ROYAL NAVY CAPTAIN
MCCARTNEY WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCCULLOCH ALEXANDER CANADIANS LANCE CORPORAL
MCCURRACH CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCCURRACH WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCDONALD JAMES S. GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
MCDONALD JOHN CANADIANS LANCE CORPORAL
MCGREGOR ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCINTOSH JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCKAY J. MILNE GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCKAY JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCLAREN EDWARD GORDON HIGHLANDERS ACTING SERGEANT
MCLEAN EWEN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCLEAN JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCLENNAN ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
MCLEOD GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCPHERSON THOMAS GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCPHERSON WILLIAM S. ROYAL ENGINEERS CORPORAL
MCROBBIE WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
MCWILLIAM JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCWILLIAM THOMAS GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCWILLIAM WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MEARNS WILLIAM J. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MELLIS FRANK A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MELLIS JOHN B. ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN
MILNE A. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MILNE ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
MILNE JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MILNE JAMES ROYAL NAVY ART. ENGINEER
MILNE JAMES ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
MILNE JAMES HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
MILNE R. TAYLOR ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS DRIVER
MITCHELL ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MITCHELL JAMES A.M. ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
MORRISON ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MORRISON JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MUNRO ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MURRAY JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PNR. SERGEANT
NEWLANDS JOHN ROYAL NAVY STOKER
NEWLANDS ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
OGG ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
OGG JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
OGG JAMES A. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
O'NEIL JOHN H. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PAUL JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PIRIE ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS ACTING SERGEANT
PIRIE CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PORTER JOHN E. NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS PRIVATE
RAE JAMES K. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
RATHIE HECTOR A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
REID GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
REID GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
REID JAMES HERVEY GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
REID JAMES S. GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
REID JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
REID JOHN CANADIANS PRIVATE
REID ROBERT W. MIDDLESEX REGIMENT CORPORAL
RIDDOCH JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
RITCHIE JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
ROBB JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR
ROBB JAMES CANADIANS CORPORAL
ROBERTSON ALEXANDER ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE
ROBERTSON JAMES ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS PRIVATE
ROSS JOHN F. LONDON SCOTTISH PRIVATE
RUSSELL ALEXANDER W. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
RUXTON ROBERT G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SANDISON CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SCOTT JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
SHAKLETON WILLIAM ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY B.S.M.
SHAND JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS ACTING SERGEANT MILITARY MEDAL
SHAW WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
SHEARER ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS R.Q.M.S.
SHEARER JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SHEARER THOMAS GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
SIMPSON ALEXANDER MACHINE GUN CORPS CORPORAL
SIMPSON GEORGE T. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SIMPSON JOHN CANADIANS PRIVATE
SIMPSON JOSEPH GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SIMPSON O.G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
SKINNER ALEXANDER CANADIANS SERGEANT
SMART JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SMITH ALEXANDER DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
SMITH FRANCIS GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SMITH FRANK BLACK WATCH CORPORAL
SMITH JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SMITH JOHN CANADIANS PRIVATE
SMITH ROBERT J. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SMITH WILLIAM M. CANADIANS PRIVATE
STABLES JOHN C. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY ACTING SERGEANT
STEPHEN ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
STEPHEN GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
STEPHEN WILLIAM G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS ACTING CORPORAL
STEWART CHARLES ROYAL ENGINEERS PIONEER
STEWART CUTHBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
STEWART GEORGE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
STEWART JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
STEWART JOHN W. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
STEWART PETER SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
STRACHAN ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
STRACHAN CHARLES R. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
STUART CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SUTHERLAND JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SYMON ALEXANDER M. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SYMON GEORGE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE
SYMON JOHN EAST YORKS REGIMENT SECOND LIEUTENANT
TAYLOR JOHN M. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
THOMSON ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
THOMSON JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS SECOND LIEUTENANT
THOMSON WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WATSON ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WATSON CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WATT ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WATT GEORGE SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
WATT JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS SECOND LIEUTENANT
WATT JAMES M. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE
WATT JOHN A. MCC. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WATT PERCY GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
WATT ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WATT WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WEBSTER ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WEBSTER CHARLES G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WEBSTER JOHN SCOTS GUARDS SERGEANT
WEBSTER JOHN ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY BOMBADIER
WEBSTER ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WHYTE GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
WILSON WILLIAM M. CANADIANS SERGEANT
WINCHESTER CHARLES CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WINCHESTER WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WOOD ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
ANNAND DUNCAN S. GORDON HIGHLANDERS MAJOR
BONNYMAN JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BRAND HELEN ROSS WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AIR FORCE AIRCRAFTWOMAN
BROOKS JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BRUCE CHARLES R. AUSTRALIANS SERGEANT ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY (AUSTRALIA)
BURGESS GEORGE M. ROYAL TANK REGIMENT CORPORAL
BURNS JOHN U. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CAMPBELL JOHN W. ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING OFFICER
CARMICHAEL JAMES O. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CLARK JOHN R. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
COWIE FREDERICK M. ROYAL AIR FORCE LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN
CRUICKSHANK DAVID MCG. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CRUICKSHANK JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
FLEMING INNES A.G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS MAJOR
FORBES JOHN ROYAL AIR FORCE LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN
FORSYTH ALLAN D. SCOTS GUARDS SERGEANT
GARDEN ALEXANDER ROYAL AIR FORCE FLIGHT SERGEANT
GARVOCK WILLIAM ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS SIGNALMAN
GOODWIN EDWARD J. ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS LANCE CORPORAL
GRAY GEORGE F. ROYAL ENGINEERS DRIVER
HARPER JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS W/O II (R.A.C.)
HARROWER DOUGLAS S. GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
HAY FRANCIS A.R. ROYAL AIR FORCE FLIGHT SERGEANT DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL
HENDRY PATRICK GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
INGRAM JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS R.Q.M.S.
INNES ALEXANDER ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
KERR THOMAS S.B. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
KING ADAM F. ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT
KYNOCH-SHAND ROBERT W. PARATROOPS (GURKHA) CAPTAIN MILITARY CROSS
MACKENZIE ANGUS BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MCCALLUM SIMON ROYAL AIR FORCE FLIGHT SERGEANT
MCGREGOR ALEXANDER M. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCGREGOR ROBERT ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
MCIVOR WILLIAM J. ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS CORPORAL
MCKENZIE DAVID ROYAL NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
MCLAREN IAN N. ROYAL AIR FORCE FLIGHT SERGEANT
MCLEAN WILLIAM T. ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT
MCPHERSON WILLIAM B. GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
MCWILLIAM JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE SERGEANT
MILNE EDWARD C. ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN
MILTON FRANCIS G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MILTON IAN M. ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS SIGNALMAN
MITCHELL CHARLES PIONEER CORPS PRIVATE
MITCHELL JOHN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT
MITCHELL LANCELOT R.G. ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING OFFICER
MORRICE CHARLES C. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL (R.A.C.)
MORRISON JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
MUNRO JAMES M. AUSTRALIANS CORPORAL ROYAL ENGINEERS (AUSTRALIA)
MUNRO JOHN ROYAL AIR FORCE CORPORAL
OGG ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE BOMBADIER (ATK. REGT.)
OGG JAMES C. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
RAE WILLIAM D. ROYAL AIR FORCE LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN
RHIND ERNEST CANADIANS PRIVATE EDMONTON YEOMANRY
ROBERTSON CHARLES MILITARY POLICE LANCE CORPORAL
ROBERTSON JAMES D. ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFTMAN FIRST CLASS
ROSS JAMES M. CAMERONIANS LANCE CORPORAL
SCOTT JOHN ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN
SIEVWRIGHT WILLIAM J.K. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SIMPSON HUGH E.M.S. LOCAL DEFENCE CORPS PRIVATE
SINCLAIR GEORGE A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SKINNER GEORGE ROYAL NAVY PETTY OFFICER
SMITH ETHEL M. AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE PRIVATE
SOUTER GORDON S. ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT
STABLES ARCHIEBALD A. GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
STABLES GEORGE ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN
STEWART ANDREW ROYAL AIR FORCE FLYING OFFICER
WATT JAMES ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS LINESMAN
WEBSTER JOHN G. LONDON SCOTTISH PRIVATE
WISHART WILLIAM G. ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRON LEADER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DISTIGUISHED FLYING CROSS & BAR


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McPHERSON, WILLIAM BLACKHALL
Initials: W B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 5/7th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 29/08/1944
Service No: 2885102
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of John Blackhall McPherson and Annie Blackhall McPherson, of Fife-Keith, Banffshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 8.
Cemetery: ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

I remember getting a book from the library a few years ago which was a pictorial history of the 51st Highland Division in WWII. Unfortunately I don't have a note of the author or publisher, perhaps someone can help with this? The book included some very interesting excerpts of letters home from Sergeant McPherson. The Sergeant fought his way across North Africa and desribed the Atlas Mountains to his brother, comparing them with the hills back home which he felt were similar in some ways. He then fought his way across Normandy. When the Germans launched a surprise attack on the regimental HQ McPherson found himself to be the senior officer and took command, rallying his men and organising a defence which repelled the Germans, an action for which he was awarded the Military Medal. When confronted by the press asking for an interview McPherson told them to get on their way, 'the wars no ower yet!'. On another occassion he had a motorbike and was acting as a despatch rider. While riding through a forest which was supposed to be cleared he was fired at by a German sniper, losing his cap during his escape. He stopped once out of range and looking back saw the German taking his bonnet complete with regimental cap badge from the road, a loss which rankled the Gordon Highlander.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Edinburgh sculptor Alexander Carrick was invited to submit a design for thie Keith memorial and executed a large plaster sketch model which was sent by train to Keith. Unfortunately it was destroyed in transit and the commission was awarded to the London sculptor. As far as I know there are no photographs of Carrick's work and there is only a mention in his business papars that it was a Highland Infantryman and that the base at the soldier's feet incorporated sandbags which Carrick described as an integral part of the design. Its a pity there are no surviving photographs as it sounds like an interesting work.
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John Meldrum Ainslie Pte 265981 6th Gordon Highlanders b Keith e Keith Age 21 Killed in Action F&F 09/04/1917 Son of George Gillies Ainslie and Isabella (nee Robertson) Ainslie, of 51, Union St., Keith, Banffshire. B 1895. 1901 Census: 88 Land St; Fa Occ: Carpenter. 1911 Census: Keith 159/ 1/ 12: Age 15. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Isabella. Service Returns: 118/AF 347 Age 19. Soldiers Will 4 pages. Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt Fr 0728 Plot I Row A Grave 17 ADJ 09-05-17 P4 BH 21-4-17 1/1 BA 26-4-17 6/3 The Scotsman 09-05-17 P7: Keith 2017 Apr photo taken.

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John Fraser Anderson Cpl 10/665 New Zealand Regt; Wellington Inf. born Keith 26/08/1887 residence Elgin Age 27 Died of Wounds Gallipoli 08-Aug-15 Son of William & Christina M (Fraser)Anderson, Keith. Occ : Accountant. 1901 Census 135/12/117 : Mayne Rd : Myrtle Cottage. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 13: Occ Accountant. Son of William Anderson Keith & Christina Fraser or Anderson. Dunallan, Keith. MI NE (E)196. Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Turkey M. R. 05 Panel 18 BA 10-7-13 3/3 NZ info. Elgin Keith & West End Primary

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Balgowan Alexander M Pte 251062 2nd Royal Scots born Leith enlisted Edinburgh residence Dalkeith Age 36 Killed in Action F & F 03-May-17 Foster son of Mr & Mrs George Balgowan, 37 Regent St; Fife-Keith, Banffshire. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 1 & 2

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John Barclay Pte 266742 6th Gordon Highlanders enlisted Keith Age 25 Died of Wounds F & F 24-Oct-17 Son of Alexander Barclay, Keith. Died 43rd CCS. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux Fr 0214 Plot II Row L Grave 3 BH 3-11-17 1/1 Keith & Newmill

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Alexander Barrie Pte 265560 6th Gordon Highlanders born Keith enlisted Keith Age 23 Died of Pneumonia F & F 09-Jul-18 Son of John Barrie, 15 Mid St; Keith, Banffshire. Lived in Grantown-on-Spey. Died 42nd CCS. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot IV Row J Grave 55 BH 20-7-18 1/1 BA 25-7-18 3/3

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George Alexander Beverley Pte 14073 6th Gordon Highlanders born Keith enlisted Aberdeen Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 15-Nov-16 Son of Isabella (nee Roger) Beverley, Elrick Villa, Keith, Banffshire & the late George Beverley, Chemist. MI: K(Br)639. Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet Fr 0131 Plot I Row B Grave 23 BA 30-11-16 4/6 BH 2-12-16 1/1

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Charles Black Pte S/21044 9th Seaforth Highlanders born Keith enlisted Aberdeen Age 19 Died of Wounds F & F 06-Jun-17 Son of Jessie Black, 43A Mid St; Keith. Occ: Carter employed by B Strachan, Keith. St Nicholas British Cemetery Fr 0097 Plot I Row L Grave 20 BA 21-6-17 5/2

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James A Bower Pte 242225 1st Gordon Highlanders enlisted Keith Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 23-Aug-18 Son of Mr Bower, 43 Fife St; Dufftown. On the Moray Library Index it says Peter James Bower. Achiet-Le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0518 Plot III Row H Grave 6 BA 26-9-18 4/2 Keith & Mortlach

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James P Bremner Pte 10916 6th Gordon Highlanders born Buckie, Banffshire enlisted Keith Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 25-Sep-15 Son of Isabella Bremner, 26A Park St; Portknockie, Banffshire. William Bremner, Baker, Portessie. Born Buckie, Banffshire. Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe Fr 0115 Plot IV Row J Grave 1 BA 14-1-10-15 6/5 BA 27-9-17: 3/2 Photo Buckie Keith & Portknockie

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George Brown Gdsmn 7870 1st Scots Guards born Keith enlisted Fort George residence Keith Killed in Action F & F 11-Nov-14 Son of William Brown, Wheelwright, Burnside Cottage, Newmill, Keith. Mother Annie Robertson. Roll of Honour: Vol I : page 56. MI: Ke(O)98. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 11 Keith & Newmill

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James Brown L/cpl 10768 6th Gordon Highlanders born Newmill, Banff enlisted Keith Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 02-Aug-16 Son of William Brown, Burnside Cottage, Keith. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C BH 26-8-16 1/1 Courant 1-9-16 1/1 Keith & Newmill

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James Bruce Pte 1263 6th Gordon Highlanders b Keith, Banffshire e Keith Age 17 Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 Son of John and Annie Bruce, of 38, Union St., Keith, Banffshire. Soldiers Effects: Fa: John Mo: Annie. MI K(Br) 612 Mother: Annie Grant. Loos British Cemetery Fr 0550 Plot XIV Row F Grave 07 Dundee Courier 2-11-15 P7 AJ 2-11-15 P8: Keith

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