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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: Archiestown (Knockando Parish) Reply with quote

Archiestown (Knockando Parish)

The Knockando Parish war memorial is a freestone mercat cross style memorial featuring a round column with roman ionic capital surmounted by a lion. The commemoration and names of the dead are listed on pink granite tablets set into the faces of the pedestal.
The unveiling ceremony took place on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th September 1920. This was a masonic ceremony and the unveiling was by His Grace the Duke of Richmond and Gordon and also Grand Master of the Provincial Lodge of Sussex (Ref. Courant 10th September 1920 & The Northern Scot 25th December 1920). The article in the Courant also mentions the laying of a foundation stone as part of the same ceremony but it doesn't state whether the building being constructed was a memorial hall or masonic hall.
The memorial stands on the road junction in the village square and is surrounded by a wrought iron railing.





Above is the WWII roll of honour. The two names at the top have been listed according to their regiments rather than their home/place of birth like all of the other names, which seems unusual.

WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ALLARDYCE GEORGE G. LIEUTENANT ARCHIESTOWN
ALLARDYCE WILLIAM S. SURGEON SURG(PRDB) ARCHIESTOWN
BANKS JOHN PRIVATE KNOCKANDO
BLAIR WILLIAM PRIVATE CARRON
BROWN ROBERT PRIVATE KNOCKANDO
CRUICKSHANK DANIEL PRIVATE TOMLEA
CRUICKSHANK PETER PRIVATE TOMMORE
CUMMING JAMES CORPORAL ARCHIESTOWN
DAVIDSON LEWIS S. PRIVATE KNOWEHILLOCK
DAVIDSON PETER PRIVATE KNOWEHILLOCK
DAWSON GEORGE PRIVATE BOULDOW
DAWSON WILLIAM PRIVATE BOULDOW
DEAN ALEXANDER PRIVATE DELNAPOT
DUNCAN ROBERT R. LIEUTENANT PITCROY
FARQUHARSON DONALD PRIVATE CROSSROADS
GIBBON LEOPOLD PRIVATE RINGORUM
GILBERT ALEXANDER PRIVATE DELVIE
GORDON CHARLES PRIVATE CARDOW
GORDON JAMES PRIVATE BALLINTOMB
GRANT HENRY S. PRIVATE WESTER ELCHIES
MCCONACHIE JAMES G. LANCE CORPORAL ARCHIESTOWN
MCCONACHIE JAMES W. PRIVATE BLACKHOLES
MCDONALD CHARLES LANCE CORPORAL KNOCKANDO
MCDONALD GEORGE PRIVATE MUIRSIDE
MCDONALD HARRY J. PRIVATE CARDNACH
MCDONALD JOHN S. PRIVATE ARCHIESTOWN
MCKENZIE JAMES G. PRIVATE TOMINDUCLE
MCLEOD GEORGE PRIVATE STRONDOW
MCLEOD WILLIAM PRIVATE MACALLAN
RITCHIE JOHN COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR ARCHIESTOWN
RITCHIE THOMAS S. PRIVATE ARCHIESTOWN
ROBERTSON JAMES PRIVATE LYNES
ROBERTSON JAMES G. PRIVATE WOODSIDE
ROBERTSON JOHN PRIVATE ROBERTSTOWN
SHAND ALEXANDER PRIVATE MILLHAUGH
SHAND ALEXANDER PRIVATE STRONDOW
SHAND JAMES CORPORAL MILLHAUGH
SHAND ROBERT LIEUTENANT MILLHAUGH
SMITH ROBERT LIEUTENANT EAST MAINS
SMITH ROBERT PRIVATE NEWLANDS
STEWART FRANK PRIVATE DELMUNACK
STEWART JAMES A. PRIVATE PARKHEAD
STEWART PETER D. PRIVATE PARKHEAD
YOUNIE GEORGE PRIVATE GATESIDE



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
ALLARDYCE JAMES C. ROYAL ARTILLERY BRIGADIER
ALLARDYCE RANSOME M. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS CAPTAIN
CAMERON JAMES G. SERGEANT OBSERVER CARRON
CAMERON JOHN PRIVATE CARRON
COLLIE FREDERICK FLIGHT SERGEANT ARCHIESTOWN
CRUICKSHANK CHARLES J. PRIVATE MACALLAN
CRUICKSHANK GEORGE PRIVATE MACALLAN
CRUICKSHANK JAMES A. SERGEANT WIRELSS OPERATOR KNOCKANDO
CRUICKSHANK JOHN G. PRIVATE TOMORE
FAULKNER ERNEST O. PRIVATE PITCHROY
GRANT JOHN LANCE CORPORAL ELCHIES
GRANT PETER MCI. SERGEANT ARCHIESTOWN
MACDONALD JOHN CHIEF ENGINEER KNOCKANDO
MCKAY ALFRED T. FLYING OFFICER KNOCKANDO
MITCHELL WILLIAM R. CORPORAL KNOCKANDO
MUNRO WILLIAM DRIVER ARCHIESTOWN
ROTHNEY RUSSELL G. O'T KNOCKANDO
SHAND PETER O'S KNOCKANDO
STEWART RONALD T. PRIVATE KNOCKANDO
THOMSON ADAM A. TROOPER KNOCKANDO
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MCKAY, Alfred Thompson

CWGC ENTRY:
Name: McKAY, ALFRED THOMPSON
Initials: A T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 12 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 27/04/1944
Service No: 138480
Additional information: Son of Alfred and Margaret Thompson McKay, of Knockando, Morayshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 24. F. 3.
Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY


I have received the following email from Theo van de Mortel in the Netherlands. He has very kindly supplied the following information and photographs.

One of the war heroes whose name is on the memorial is F/O Alfred McKay from Knockando. He was killed at April 27 1944 as his Lancaster ND873 returning from a mission on Essen (Germany) crashed some 8 kilometers from my hometown after been shot down by a German nightfighter. Now he and the other six crew men are buried at Jonkerbosch War Cemetery in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
In 2006 a memorial was erected at the crash site. Here are the links of two websites where the memorial is now enlisted:
http://www.oorlogsmusea.nl/article/1280
http://www.4en5mei.nl/oorlogsmonumenten/zoeken/monument-detail/_rp_main_elementId/1_119414

I was doing research into the crash and especially its crew since 2006. I was able to trace and contact next of kin of the crew. One of them was John F McKay from Forres, Alfred's brother. The Northern Scott and some other regional newspapers reported on this and also his moving visit to the memorial in April 2007.

Now a book will be published as a result of my research. I enclose some photographs of the memorial and of the graves of the crew (front row) at Jonkerbos British War Cemetery in the town of Nijmegen (Netherlands). The wrong date at the memorial stone has to do with a mistake in a war memorial book where the crash had been described. The tyre is the original tyre of the tail wheel that was found close to the crash site.
The photograph you took reminds me to several War Memorials as can de seen in France and Belgium, even in the smallest villages. Besides it gives a good impression of the Parish of Knockando!


Best wishes from Holland,

Theo van de Mortel

Alfred McKay


Photographs supplied and reproduced by the kind permission of Theo van de Mortel
Copyright Theo van de Mortel
The memorial



And a photograph of Alfred McKay's grave
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: George Gilmore Allardyce Reply with quote

Allardyce George Gilmore Lt 4th Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 4th July 1895 Born in Dublin. Age 22 Died Ireland 18-May-18 Son of George and Janet S. Allardyce, of Viewmount, Archiestown, Carronon-Spey, Morayshire. An undergraduate of Trinity College, Dublin. Mount Jerome Cemetery Ireland Dublin 16. C13587.
Also brothers Ransome McNamara Allardyce He was born on the 29th of July 1902, at 47, Lower Beechwood Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin the fourth son of George Allardyce (a tailor's cutter) and Janet (nee Swirles) Allardyce of Viewmount Archiestown, later of Advie 65 Grosvenor Road, Rathgar in Dublin. 15th of February 1942
Killed in action aged 39
Commemorated at Kranji War Cemetery Singapore on Special Memorial 7 A 19
James Craig Allardyce He was on the 11th of May 1899 at 47, Lower Beechwood Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin the third son of George Allardyce (a tailor's cutter) and Janet (nee Swirles) Allardyce of Viewmount, Archiestown, later of Advie 65 Grosvenor Road, Rathgar in Dublin.Date of death: 18th of October 1944
Died aged 45
Buried at Fulford Cemetery in York Section 2 Row J Grave 5


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: William S Allardyce Reply with quote

Allardyce William Swirles Sur. Pro. H.M.S. Negro RNVR b 5th April 1897 Dublin Age 19 Died 21-Dec-16 Son of George and Janet Swirles Allardyce, of Advie, Grosvenor Road, Dublin. Educated at St. Andrew's College and Trinity College (Dublin University). Chatham Naval Memorial M. R. 01 Panel 20

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: John Banks Reply with quote

Banks John Pte 266266 6th Gordon Highlanders b Edinburgh 24/10/1897 e Aberlour Age 19 Died of Wounds F & F 09-Apr-17 Brother of Mrs P Banks, Inverlaidnan Farm, Carr Bridge, Inveress-shire. Morayshire Roll of Honour : Son of John & Jessie Keith Banks (Deceased) Occ : Farm Servant. Address: Knockando. Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt Fr 0728 Plot I Row A Grave 46
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Blair William Pte S/31135 5th Cameron Highlanders D Coy b Carr Bridge 17/10/1898 e Nairn Age 20 Died of Wounds F & F 31-Oct-18 Son of William and Elsie Blair, of The Firs, Carron, Morayshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 29: Occ: General Merchant's Assistant. Address: Carron. 1901 Census: St Helens. Father's Occ: Merchant Grocer & Postmaster. Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Moorseele B 159 Plot I Row B Grave 11

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Robert Brown Reply with quote

Brown Robert Pte 1768 6th Seaforth Highlanders b Dundee e Elgin Age 25 Killed in Action F & F 27-Aug-16 Son of William Brown. Born at Dundee. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 36: Occ: Farm Servant. Address Knockando. Cite Bon-Jean Military Cemetery, Armentieres Fr 0922 Plot I Row F Grave 16

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Cruickshank Daniel Pte 202777 4th Seaforth Highlanders b Knockando 19/05/1895 e Archiestown Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 21-Mar-18 Son of William & Helen Cruickshank, Moss St; Archiestown. 1901 Census: Father's Occ: Farther. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 74: Occ: Farm Worker. Address Tomlea. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8

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Cruickshank Peter Alexander Pte 645422 5th Canadian Railway Troops b Rothes 03/04/1871 e Vancouver Age 46 Died of Wounds F & F 05-Apr-17 Husband of Harriet Cruickshank, of 395, 30th Avenue East, Vancouver, British Columbia. Native of Scotland. 1901 Census: Back St; Rothes. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 75: Occ: Car Driver. Son of Thomas Cruickshank & Ann Cattanach Cruickshank (Both Dec). Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun Fr 0113 Plot I Row G Grave 2

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James Cumming Pte 1000 DCM 6th Gordon Highlanders b Archiestown 18/12/1891 e Huntly Age 24 Died of Wounds F & F 16/03/15 Son of Charles Cumming, Shoemaker, & Isabella Cumming, Archiestown, Morayshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour : Page 78: Occ: Shoemaker. Memorial: Archiestown. Merville Communal Cemetery Fr 0345 Plot II Row H Grave 5 Archiestown & Huntly

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Lewis Stewart Davidson Pte 266719 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Knockando 01/03/1898 e Aberdeen Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 28/03/18 3rd son of Peter Davidson, Ploughman & Annie (nee McKay) Davidson, Knowehillock, Knockando, Morayshire. 1901 Census: Tomindougle Cottage. Morayshire Roll of Honour : Page 83: Occ: Telegram Messenger. Aberlour: Charlestown. Archiestown Memorial: Knowhillock. Brother Peter also died. Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines Fr 0581 Plot IV Row E Grave 25 Aberlour Archiestown & Elgin PO

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Peter Davidson Pte 241961 5th Seaforth Highlanders born Dandaleith 07/12/1895 enlisted Rothes Age 21 Died of Wounds F & F 14-May-17 Son of Peter and Annie (nee McKay) Davidson, of Knowhillock, Knockando, Elgin. Soldiers Died says born Rothes. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 83: Occ Farm Servant. Brother Lewis also died. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot III Row J Grave 21

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Dawson George Archibald Pte S/40528 2nd Seaforth Highlanders b Knockando 28/04/1900 e Rothes Age 17 Killed in Action F & F 11-Apr-17 Son of Robert & Charlotte Kelly Dawson, 4 Fife St; Dufftown, Banffshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour page 86: Occ: Wool Miller. Brother William also died. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 Archiestown & Mortlach

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Dawson William Pte 1315 6th Seaforth Highlanders b Kirdles, Knockando 21/11/1898 e Archiestown Age 17 Killed in Action F & F 15-Jun-15 Son of Mr Robert Dawson & Mrs Charlotte Kelby Dawson, 4 Fife St; Dufftown, Banffshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour page 86: Occ Farm Servant. Brother George also died. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 38 & 39 Archiestown & Mortlach

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Alexander Dean Pte 3290 46th Australian Infantry, A.I.F. b Blacksboat 07/04/1895 e Buntine, WA Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 20/10/17 Eldest son of Francis Dean, Farmer & Eliza Russell Cumming Dean, Delnapot, Blacksboat. 1901 Census: Delnapot. Memorial: Delnapot. Morayshire Roll of Honour page 86: Occ: Teamster. Advie MI. Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Zillebeke B 115 Plot IV Row D Grave 16 Advie & Archiestown

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