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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:15 am    Post subject: Newmill Reply with quote

Newmill
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The Newmill war memorial takes the form of a 56 foot high clock tower. The commemoration and names of the dead are listed on grey granite tablets set into the walls.
The monument stands in the village.







WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ALLAN ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
ALLAN WILLIAM CANADIANS PRIVATE C.E.F.
BARCLAY JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BARCLAY THOMAS ROYAL NAVY LEADING SEAMAN
BROWN ANDREW ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BROWN GEORGE SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
BROWN JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
BURGESS JOHN KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
CORBETT ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CUTHBERT GEORGE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
DAVIDSON JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GOODBRAND JAMES SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GORMIE JOHN SCOTS GUARDS CORPORAL
HAY HENRY AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.
JAMIESON JOHN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
JAMIESON WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
JOHNSTON GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
JONES ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
LOW GEORGE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MACDONALD JAMES S. GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
MACKAY JOHN SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
MCCURRACH CHARLES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCCURRACH WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCINTOSH JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCWILLIAM JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCWILLIAM THOMAS GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MORRISON JOHN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
NEWLANDS JOHN ROYAL NAVY STOKER
NEWLANDS ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
OGG JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
REID JAMES H. GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
RITCHIE JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
ROBB JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR
RUSSELL ALEXANDER W. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SCOTT JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
SHAND JAMES GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT MILITARY MEDAL
SIMPSON GEORGE T. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SMITH FRANCIS GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SMITH WILLIAM M. CANADIANS SAPPER
SUTHERLAND JAMES BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SYMON ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
TAYLOR JOHN M. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
WATT GEORGE SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
WATT ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WATT WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
WEBSTER ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WOOD ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
FORSYTH REGINALD R. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
HARPER JAMES ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN
MCRAE GEORGE GORDON HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
STEWART WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The book 'Recollections of Keith' (pages 95 & 96, by John W. Cowie, published 1928) has the following passage:
'The War Memorial - When the Great War broke out Newmill was not backward in sending the best of her sons to uphold the freedom of the Empire and the cause of Right and Liberty. Many of these fell in the great struggle, and to commemorate these a memorial the like of which it would be difficult to find in the whole country, has been erected on the Square of the village. The memorial takes the shape of a huge clock tower 56 feet high, and is the admiration of every visitor and the pride of the village. The late Mr. Frank Robertson was architect, and Mr. William A. Donald builder. Mr. James A. Laing was convenor, Mr. John Ingram, treasurer, and Mr. R.T. Pirie secretary of a very capable committee carrying out all the arrangements. The memorial was erected free of debt and will be endowed with 200. A remarkable achievement, which shows the village is far ahead of any other of similar size. So great was their local enthusiasm during its erection that voluntary labour of every description was readily available.'

The Northern Scot, 16th June 1989 also re-published their original coverage of the unveiling ceremony which read:
'A vast crowd of over 3000 was present to see the war memorial unveiled at Newmil, near Keith on July 22, 1923 by Captain D. MacKenzie. This ambitious project was paid for by public subscription. Indeed in the north wall is a foundation tablet behind which is a recess "in which the signatures of the public of Newmill and friends in every part of the world" are preserved in a sealed bottle: each of these signatures brought with it a donation towards the cost of the building. The tower, designed by F.D. Robertson, is 50ft high with a clock by Evans of Birmingham. The dead of the Gordon Highlanders are commemorated in a plaque on the west wall and those of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on the east.'
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:38 am    Post subject: Robert Allan Reply with quote

Robert Allan Pte 12252 6th Gordon Highlanders

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: William Allan Reply with quote

William Allan Pte 1031067 13th Canadian Inf Quebec Regiment Age 24 Died of Wounds F & F 27-Sep-18 NoK Mr J Allan, Newmill, Keith, Banffshire. Died 33rd CCS. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux Fr 0214 Plot IV Row A Grave 16 BH 12-10-18 1/1

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:40 am    Post subject: John Barclay Reply with quote

John Barclay Pte 266742 6th Gordon Highlanders enlisted Keith Died of Wounds F & F 24-Oct-17 Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux Fr 0214 Plot II Row L Grave 3 Keith & Newmill
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:41 am    Post subject: Thomas Barclay Reply with quote

Thomas Barclay Leading Seaman CZ/1214 Royal Naval Division Hawke Bn RNVR born Keith 07/08/1889 Age 25 Killed in Action Gallipoli 20-Jun-15 Son of Alex Barclay, Limeworks, Drummuir, Banffshire. Occ: Farm Servant. Also 63 Back St; Newmill, Banff & Greenbank, Buckie. 1901 Census: 159/6/2/: Upper Broadfold: Farm Serv. Helles Memorial, Turkey M. R. 04 Addenda Panel Botriphnie Keith & Newmill
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:41 am    Post subject: Andrew Brown Reply with quote

Andrew Geddes Brown Pte S/28395 4th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders born Keith Age 18 Died Dunbar 20-Oct-18 Son of William and Ann Brown, of Burnside Cottage, Newmill, Keith. 1901 Census: Berwick Cottage, Keith. Occ: Distillery Clerk worked for William Longmore & Co at Milton Distillery. MI Ke(O)97. Keith Cemetery W.21 BH 26-10-18 1/1 BA 31-10-18 1/1

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:43 am    Post subject: George Brown Reply with quote

George Brown Gdsmn 7870 1st Scots Guards born Keith enlisted Fort George Keith Killed in Action F & F 11-Nov-14 Son of William Brown, Burnside Cottage, Newmill, Keith. Roll of Honour: Vol I : page 56. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 11 Keith & Newmill
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: James Brown Reply with quote

James Brown L/cpl 10768 6th Gordon Highlanders born Newmill, Banff enlisted Keith Killed in Action F & F 02-Aug-16 Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C Keith & Newmill
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:46 am    Post subject: John Burgess Reply with quote

John Burgess Pte 26636 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers born Keith enlisted Aberdeen residence Buckie Killed in Action F & F 09-Apr-17 Bailleul Road West Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy Fr 0645 Row A Grave 48 Keith & Newmill
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:47 am    Post subject: Robert Corbett Reply with quote

Robert Corbett Pte 11862 6th Gordon Highlanders enlisted Keith Killed in Action F & F 25-Sep-15 Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Keith & Newmill
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John Cormie L/cpl 7270 1st Scots Guards born Keith, Banff. enlisted Glasgow residence Keith Age 25 Killed in Action F & F 27-Sep-15 Son of James & Isabella Cormie, Hill St; Newmill, Keith, Banffshire. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 8 & 9 Keith & Newmill
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George Cuthbert Pte Seaforths Highlanders born Keith b 1892. 28 Died Glasgow 15-Apr-20 Died Victoria Hospital, Glasgow. Mother: Ellen McKay. 1901 Census: Sand Lane, Keith. BH 24-4-20 1/1 Keith & Newmill

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James Davidson Pte 1550 6th Gordon Highlanders born Keith enlisted Keith Age 17 Died of Wounds F & F 14-Dec-14 Son of James Davidson, Burnside, Grange, Keith, Banffshire. Merville Communal Cemetery Fr 0345 Plot I Row K Grave 44 Keith & Newmill
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James Goodbrand Pte 265828 6th Seaforth Highlanders born Banff 02/07/1897 enlisted Elgin Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 25-Oct-18 Son of James & Margaret Goodbrand, 27 Station Rd; Keith, Banffshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour: page 141. Maing Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 1256 Row A Grave 23 Keith & Newmill
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