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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:39 pm    Post subject: Pluscarden Reply with quote

Pluscarden
UKNIWM Ref no: 8722

The Pluscarden war memorial is a rustic cairn constructed of large roughly hewn boulders. The commemoration and names of the dead are listed in gold lettering on a black marble tableT set into the face of the cairn.
The memorial was unveiled on 27th March 1920 by Mrs. P.C. Oswald of Wester Elchies (Ref. The Northern Scot 25th December 1921).
The memorial stands at the entry to the drive leading to the kirk.




WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
CHISHOLM PETER A. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT MILITARY MEDAL
CHISHOLM WILLIAM F. ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE
GARDEN JAMES CANADIANS PRIVATE
GRANT JOHN A. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
KAY JAMES CANADIANS REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR MILITARY CROSS DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL MILITARY MEDAL
KYNOCH WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MUNRO JAMES SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
OGILVIE ALEXANDER SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PETRIE FRANK HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
PHIMISTER ERIC SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WEST LEONARD SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kay must have been some soldier:

Name: KAY
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Regimental Sergeant Major
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/02/1919
Service No: 29166
Awards: M C, D C M, M M
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: At North end.
Cemetery: ANTHEIT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been told about this amazing website by Kay's Great-grandaughter:


http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/9402/rsmjameskaymemorial.htm

First class memorial to a very brave man.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamie, that looks like an incredibly peaceful site, lovely to see such a Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the additional info on the post Derek, the website is superb and very moving.
I agree Chris, these are my favourite memorials, simple and in quiet spots were you can still hear yourself think.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very fine tribute to James Kay by his g-grandaughter, much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at Pluscarden Church about 4 hours before Jamie posted!

Anyway, here are my efforts.

The memorial as you walk up the path to the church:


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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: Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial:


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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 May 02, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Peter A Chisholm MM Reply with quote

Peter A Chisholm Sjt 265511 MM 6th Seaforth Highlanders b Duffus 13/09/1882 e Elgin Age 35 Died of Wounds F & F 22-Jul-18 Son of James & Sarah Chisholm, Fosterseat, Pluscarden. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 57: Occ Gardener. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille Fr 0034 Plot XVII Row B Grave 8 Elgin Pluscarden & Tomintoul

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: John A Grant Reply with quote

John A Grant Sjt 205039 4th Seaforth Highlanders b Nethy Bridge 26/09/1880 e Grantown-On-Spey r Morayshire Age 38 Killed in Action F & F 09-Apr-18 Son of James and Betsy Cruickshank Grant. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 158: Occ Gamekeeper. Husband of Anna Bella Grant, of Greenhill Cottage, Grantown-on-Spey. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 112 to 115

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: William Kynoch Reply with quote

William Kynoch Pte 265813 4th Seaforth Highlanders b Miltonbrae, Elgin e Elgin Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 24-Mar-18 Brother of Margaret Kynoch, of Overton, Pluscarden, Elgin. Born April 1896. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 201: Son of John & Elizabeth Kynoch, Overton, Pluscarden, Elgin. Occ Farm Servant. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport Fr 0013 Plot VI Row E Grave 11A

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Alexander Ogilvie Reply with quote

Alexander Ogilvie Pte 266225 6th Seaforth Highlanders born Pluscarden enlisted Elgin Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 04-Aug-17 Son of Alexander Ogilvie. Grandson of Mrs. A. Ogilvie, Blinkbonny, Pluscarden, Elgin, Morayshire. Born Dec 1889. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 334: Occ Farm Servant. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Courant 31-8-17 1/1 Elgin & Pluscarden

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Eric Phimister Reply with quote

Eric Phimister Pte 267002 6th Seaforth Highlanders born Drainie, Lossiemouth 01/08/1893 enlisted Elgin Age 23 Killed in Action F & F 09-Apr-17 Son of Alexander & Elizabeth Cumming Phimister, The Wards, Pluscarden, Elgin. Husband of C. Phimister, of 7, Gregory Place, Lossiemouth, Morayshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 343: Occ Farm Servant. Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt Fr 0728 Plot I Row C Grave 45 FG 25-4-17 3/3 BA 26-4-17 6/3 Lossiemouth & Pluscarden

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:34 pm    Post subject: Leonard West Reply with quote

Leonard West Pte 265180 4th Seaforth Highlanders b Maidstone, Kent e Grantown-on-Spey Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 20-Jul-18 Son of John Thomas and Harriett Mary West, of Tehiddy Cottages, Larkfield, Maidstone. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 465: Occ Farm Servant. Soissons Memorial M. R. 18

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William Fraser-Chisolm Pte 45028 15th Highland Light Infantry b Pluscarden, Elgin 12/06/1894 e Aberdeen r Banchory Age 23 Killed in Action F & F 01-Dec-17 Son of James & Sarah Fraser-Chisolm, Fosterseat, Pluscarden, Elgin. Morayshire Roll of Honour : Occ : Sawmiller. Husband of Isabella Black Fraser-Chisholm, St Machar, Banchory. Formerly 2265 RASC. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 130 to 131 Banchory Elgin & Pluscarden

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