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Buster



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One from last summer...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on this memorial and on Twynholm WM, D&G is

Name: LEITH
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 11/03/1917
Service No: S/26172
Additional information: Son of David and Mary Leith, of Langlands, Kirkcudbrightshire; husband of Janet Tripney Leith, of Snowhill, Falkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 1.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS

David was born in 1882 at Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire and his father (also David) became the gardener at Langlands, Twynholm.
David junior was a joiner in Twynholm and later at Landrick Castle near Doune, before he married Janet Tripney and moved to the Inverlochy Estate near Fort William. Tragically his son (another David) was accidentally killed while serving with the Royal Corps of Signals in WW2.
Anne's photo of the family grave in Slammanan is at:
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic247.html
together with some background from Stuart.
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRom the BBC Scotland News website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-12224462

Anger over vandalism to Fort William's war memorial

The war memorial in Fort William has been damaged on previous occasions CCTV footage is to be examined by police in an effort to find the vandals responsible for damaging a war memorial in Fort William.

A marble replica of an Enfield rifle has been broken in the latest in a series of attacks over recent years.

Highland councillor Brian Murphy said the incident was "deeply shocking and disturbing".

Police have urged anyone with information about the vandalism to contact them.

Mr Murphy said: "It is a sad fact of life that cemeteries and memorials across the country are subject to acts of vandalism.

"Fort William War Memorial has suffered from similar such acts of anti-social behaviour for several years.

"War memorials are symbols of remembrance to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country."

Ch Insp John Chisholm, from Northern Constabulary, added: "This is a despicable act of vandalism carried out by someone with not a shred of decency or respect for all those servicemen and women who gave their lives for this country."
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you noted that there is a new Commando Memorial in Fort William?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JMB

No, we'd missed that one. Thanks for the tip off.

Kind regards

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pictures without the rifle.

The nearest CCTV camera is through the tree in last image, other one if right the other side of The Parade on Tesco's and was quite likely watching the High Street so I would not guarantee that they have any pictures of it happening.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rifle has been restored sometime in the last month.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF
FORT WILLIAM
AND
DISTRICT
WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE, FOR GOD, KING
AND COUNTRY, IN THE
GREAT WAR

DILEAS GU BAS (faithful unto death)

Q.O. Cameron Highlanders
Pte. D. Allan
Pte. J.D. Allan
Capt. T. Allison
L-Cpl. W. Beattie
Pte. J. Berger
Cpl. J. Black
Pte. A. Cameron
Capt. A.G. Cameron
Capt. A. Cameron
Sgt. D. Cameron
Pte. D. Cameron
Pte. J.A. Cameron
Pte. R. Cameron
Lieut. W.M. Cameron
Pte. W.M. Cameron
Sgt. D. Campbell
Pte. D. Campbell
Pte. H. Carmichael
Pte. W. Fleming
Pte. J. Forbes
Pte. C. Fraser
Pte. H. Fraser
Sgt. I.A. Gray
Lieut. D. Grant
L-Cpl. D.G. Grant
Pte. A. Kennedy
L-Cpl. D. Kennedy
Pte. N. Kennedy
Sgt. H. Lawson
Pte. D. Leith
Pte. T. MacArthur
Capt. A> MacDOnald
Pte. A. MacDonald
Pte. F. MacDonald
Cpl. H. MacDonald
L-Cpl. P. MacDonald
Lieut. A. MacDougall
Pte. J. MacEachen
Sgt. J. MacEwen
L-Cpl. A. MacIntyre
C.S.M. W.A. MacIntyre
Pte. A. MacIsaac
Sgt. C. MacKenzie
Pte. D. MacKenzie
Pte. A. MacKinnon
Pte. J. MacLaren
Pte. H. MacLean
Pte. A. MacMaster
Pte. D. MacMaster
Pte. D. MacMillan
Pte. D. MacPhee
Pte. D. MacPhee
Pte. H. MacPhee
Pte. H. MacPhee
Pte. A. MacPherson
Cpl. J. MacShane
Pte. J. Moran
Cpl. W. Paterson
Pte. A. Phimister
Pte. J.J. Reid
Pte. A. Robertson
Pte. D. Ross
Pte. W. Sim

R.N.D.
A.B. A. Stark

R.N.V.R.
A.B. J. MacKenzie

ROYAL SCOTS GREYS
Cpl. J. MacFadyen

BERKS YEO.
Major E.S. Gooch

LOVAT'S SCOUTS
Tr. H. Cameron
Tr. N. Cameron
Tr. R. Collins
S.M. W. Currie
Tr. J. MacLean
Tr. A. Stewart
Lieut. T.J. Weld

SCOTH. HORSE
Sgt. A.C. Cameron
Tr. F. COllins

R.F.A.
Gr. H. MaDonald
Gr. D. MacDougall

R.G.A.
Lieut. W. Bee
Gr. J.B. Falconer

R.E.
Spr. W. Harper
Spr. W. Kilgour

SCOTS GUARDS
Lieut. G.C.L. Ottley D.S.O. (Distinguished Service Order)
Sgt. A. Wilkinson

ROYAL SCOTS
L-Cpl. T. Collins
Pte. W. Edwards
Pte. P. Fairweather
Pte. A. MacDougall
Pte. J. Newlands
Pte. H.L. Crawford

LANC. FUS.
Pte. D. MacDonald

R.S.F.
Pte. D. Cameron
Pte. W.B. Ewart
Pte. A. McInnes

K.O.S.B.
Cpl. A. MacDonald

BORDER REGT.
Pte. A. MacLaren

ROYAL HDS.
Pte. A. MAcDougall
Pte. J. MacKenzie

H.L.I.
Pte. A. Aitchison
Cpl. J. Cameron
Pte. W. Cameron

GORDON HDS.
Pte. A. MAcKinnon

SEAFORTH HDS.
Pte. T. Fraser
Pte. J. MacDonald
L-Cpl. W. MacDonald

ARG. & SUTH. HDS.
Pte. W. Ross

AUSTRALIANS
Pte. D.C. MacNiven

CANADIANS
Pte. A. Peat
Pte. A. Wilkinson

S.A. SCOTTISH
Pte. J. MacPherson
Pte. D. Ross

RANGOON R.D.C.
Lieut. C.E.S. MacKenzie

1939 - 1945

Pte. T. Logan, A.&.S.H.
L.S. W.G. Morrison, R.N.
A.B. A. Morrison, R.N.
Pte. A.D.B. Menzies, Q.O.C.H.
Lieut. F.F.A. Morrison, Black Watch
A.B. K. MacPhee, R.N.
Cpl. A. McG. McCallum, Q.O.C.H.
Dvr. J. McCance, R.A.S.C.
L/Cpl. A. MacMaster, R.A.S.C.
R. MacDonald, M.N.
O.S. D. MacPhee, M.N.
Sister C.S. Pringle, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R.
Sto. W.A. Rodger, R.N.
A.B. K.H. Reid, R.N.
Pte. G. Simpson, 6th Commandos
Pte. D. Warren, R.M.

(later WW2 additions)
Pte. H. McBeth, Gordon H.
Pte. I.A. Campbell, Seaforths
P.O. G. Anderson, R.N.
Pte. I. Campbell, Seaforths
Sapper J. Davidson, R.E.
F.E. D. Ferguson, R.A.F.
Pte. J.A. Cameron, Pioneer Corps
F/O. J.N. MacKenzie, R.A.F.
C.E. A. Patterson, M.N.
Cpl. G. Sage, A.&.S.H.
William Kelly, M.N.

THE GULF WAR 1991
Pte. M. Ferguson, Q.O. Hldrs.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Pte. Martin Ferguson Reply with quote

THE GULF WAR 1991
Pte. M. Ferguson, Q.O. Hldrs.

Surname: FERGUSON
Forenames/Initials: Martin
Rank: Pte
Service: Army
Service Number: 24755716
Regiment/Corps: QO HLDRS
Date of Birth: 22 October 1969
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26 February 1991
Cemetery Name: New Kilmallie Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Fort William, INVERARY, MID ARGYLL, SCOTLAND
Grave Section: D
Grave Number: 245
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Sister Christina Shiel Pringle Reply with quote

WW2
Sister C.S. Pringle, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R.

CWGC
PRINGLE, CHRISTINA SHIEL
Rank: Sister
Service No: 208991
Date of Death: 12/06/1942
Age: 39
Regiment/Service: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Grave Reference: 7. E. 2.
Cemetery: BASRA WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Daughter of William and Christina Pringle, of Fort William, Inverness-shire.

SNWM
Surname: PRINGLE
Firstname: Christina S
Service number: 208991
Date of death: 12/06/1942
Place of birth: Inverness-shire
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: C.S.M. William Ambrose MacIntyre Reply with quote

WW1
Q.O. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
C.S.M. W.A. MacIntyre

(Glasgow Herald 31st March 1915)
"At Boulogne, on the 24th March (from wounds received in action on the 8th March), Company Sergeant-Major W.A. MacIntyre, 4th Cameron Highlanders, aged 31 years, eldest son of the late Malcolm MacIntyre and Mrs MacIntyre, Caberfeidh, Fort William."

CWGC
MACINTYRE, WILLIAM AMBROSE
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Service No: 93
Date of Death: 25/03/1915
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 60.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Dora Macintyre, of Caberfeidh, Fort William, and the late Malcolm Macintyre.

SNWM
Surname: MacINTYRE
Firstname: William
Service Number: 93
Date Death: 25/03/1915
Place of birth: Kilmallie Inverness-shire
Other: 4th Bn.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:

RANGOON R.D.C.
Lieut. G.E.S. MacKenzie


It's "C.E.S. MacKenzie"

Should not take a lot of imagination to work out what that stands for!

I have been trying to get him recognised as a war casualty but not been able to. His grave has been lost as that cemetery is in a bad way.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry JMB but what does your post mean? and which cemetery?

"I have been trying to get him recognised as a war casualty but not been able to. His grave has been lost as that cemetery is in a bad way."
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Sorry JMB but what does your post mean? and which cemetery?

"I have been trying to get him recognised as a war casualty but not been able to. His grave has been lost as that cemetery is in a bad way."


One of the Rangoon cemeteries, would have dig in my files for the copy of the burial details to get the name.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:48 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. Duncan Grant Reply with quote

WW1
Q.O. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Lieut. D. Grant

(Glasgow Herald 3rd May 1915)
"Official intimation was on Saturday received from the War Office by Mrs Grant, Distillery Cottages, Fort William, that her son, Lieutenant Duncan Grant, 2nd Cameron Highlanders, had been killed in action on the 28th ult. It is only a few weeks since Lieutenant Grant, who was then Sergeant-Major, was promoted to a commissioned rank, and it is stated he is the last of the officers of the 2nd Camerons who were taken from India to serve in the fighting line in France now remaining, all the others since having been put out of action. With the Camerons Lieutenant Grant had seen service all over the world, and has served in the ranks for over 20 years. Before joining the army he was on the meteorological staff of the Ben Nevis observatory."

CWGC
GRANT, DUNCAN
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 28/04/1915
Age: 34
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders "B" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Archibald Grant of Distillery Buildings, Fort William, Inverness. Served in the South African war.

SNWM
Surname: GRANT
Firstname: Duncan
Date Death: 28/04/1915
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: 2/Lt
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