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Iraq and Afghanistan deaths on community war memorials
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another post Id hoped not to make. A Glasgow man has become the latest soldier to be killed in Afghanistan.

Captain John McDermid of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, was killed when a blast hit his patrol in Sangin, Helmand Province.
In his career he had served in Berlin, Canada, Kenya, Cyprus and Belize. He conducted two tours in Bosnia, one in Kosovo, four in Northern Ireland and one in Iraq.
He was in Afghanistan as a member of the ISAF Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team, tasked with training the Afghan National Army

He was married with three children.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Has anyone heard where the following two lads are going to be commemorated? Oakley is a bit away from Dunfermline and no signs of anything during my recent visit to Cowdenbeath.

Kennedy, Scott 'Casper'
Private, Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, attd. 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh
Killed by roadside bomb 28th June 2007, Basra
Aged 20, from Oakley, Dunfermline

Kerr, James 'Jamie'
Private, Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, attd. 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh
Killed by roadside bomb 28th June 2007, Basra
Aged 20, from Cowdenbeath


Central Fife Times: 08.12.07

War memorial honour for fallen Cowdenbeath soldier

Family and friends of Private Jamie Kerr, the Cowdenbeath soldier killed in Iraq, will gather on Sunday to see his name added to the town's War Memorial.

A short service conducted by Reverend Alex Forsyth will begin at 2pm. Fifes provost, Frances Melville, and representatives from The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland will also attend.

Private Kerr ,20, was killed by an explosion on Thursday 28th June. The blast also claimed the lives Private Scott Kennedy ,20, of Oakley and Corporal Paul Joszko, 28, of Mountain Ash.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are photos of the 3 listed men from the Nimrod crash from an article in the Daily Record of 5 Dec 2007. The article states that Stephen Beattie from Dundee was the only Scot on board.
If I find that any of these are added to memorials, then I will of course post the photos there but in the meantime, this seems a suitable place.





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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst BT was the only Scot on board XV230, the other crew members (with the notable exception of Joe Windall and Ollie Dicketts) had spent many years between them living in Moray.

They are sorely missed.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as this thread was being updated by Spoons and Roxy the other day another Scot was injured in Iraq.

Sadly today Guardsman Stephen Ferguson from Lanarkshire died of his injuries in the UK. I have updated the first post in this thread with the details that have so far been released. I will update them if more details of his family and home are released.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly we have to report another Scots death in Afghanistan.

SAC Graham Livingstone, 23, of the Royal Air Force Regiment was from Glasgow.

More details here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7348430.stm
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The names of two men with a Scottish connection who died in Afghanistan in June 2008 have now been added to the lists.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another name has now been added to the list.

It is of Sergeant Jonathan Mathews from Edinburgh who died of wounds last week.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was tracing and photographing six of seven Fife men listed below, at Glenrothes, Kelty, Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath, but could not find any mention at Dunfermline memorial of ;

"Gray, Stuart Robert Tennant
Sergeant, 1st Bn The Black Watch
Killed in suicide attack 04/11/2004 Near Camp Dogwood, Iraq
Born Dunfermline, Fife Aged 31. Son of Mrs Mary Gray. Husband of Wendy Gray
Listed on the Dunfermline War Memorial, Fife"

I was viewing the WWI and WWII memorial in Monastery Street facing the Abbey/ Palace.
Is there another site in Dunfermline ? Can the entry be confirmed by anyone who has recorded it?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Se the first post in this section. There is a link to it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, I have now seen that there are indeed two memorials in Dunfermline. Sorry to have posted a needless call for assistance. Luckily I have family in town so not a wasted journey.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very sad to say yet another name has been added to the list of Scottish soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Corporal Barry Dempster from Ayrshire, a medic from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Bn. Royal Regiment of Scotland was killed last Friday whilst on a joint UK-Afghan patrol.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason Smith has been added to the Hwick Roll of Honour:



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad to read of the death in Afghanistan of WO2 Gary O'Donnel Royal Logistic Corps from Edinburgh. He leaves a wife and 4 children. He was previously awarded the George Medal for bravery in Iraq.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7612690.stm

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Derek. I have now added another name to what is now a very long list.

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