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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: DUNDEE CITY Reply with quote







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Dundee Law
Taking its name from an old Scots word for a hill, Dundee Law, or Law Hill, is a conical mass of volcanic basalt forming the highest point in the city of Dundee. It rises to a height of 174m (571 feet). An Iron Age hill fort once occupied the site on which now stands a memorial to the dead of World War I erected in 1923. The Beacon of the memorial is lit on four occasions each year: 25th September, in memory of the Battle of Loos where many local men serving in the Black Watch lost their lives; 24th October, for United Nations Day; Remembrance Sunday; and 11th November, Armistice Day.
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This monument is definately worth a visit, particularly for the spectacular views of Dundee and beyond. A great experience.
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INFORMATION WITH PERMISSION OF TOM MCCLUSKEY (GWF)






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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was also on Dundee Law that John Graham of Claverhouse 'Bonny Dundee' raised the Standard in support of the Jacobite cause;

http://www.cranntara.org.uk/dlaw07.htm
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A photo of the oak stand, and a list of the names contained, if possible, which formed part of the Great War scheme to be appended.
The McManus Art Gallery is currently closed for refurbishment however.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have we a previous link to the Dundee WW1 RoH?
It has been transcribed by Friends of Dundee City Archives

http://www.fdca.org.uk/FDCAWarRecords.html

WW2

http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/roh/
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I think the WW2 has been linked previously but the other is a diamond. Great find.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: francis johnston and walter johnston Reply with quote

Any one got any info on these two brothers-Walter died on 6th sept 1918 in france and Francis died on 29 Nov 1919 of war related injuries at home in dundee.
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On Armistice day 2011, the head teacher at Dalry School, Dumfries and Galloway spoke about his relative Joseph C Willocks who was killed in the Great War and who is listed in the Roll of Honour for Dundee (see newspaper cutting above).

His war diary survives and I understand that plans are underway to put it into the public domain at some time.

There is also a video on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00StSNT4EVs

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CWGC:
Name: AITKEN, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/07/1918
Service No: S/41589
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Agnes Smart Aitken, of I, South Baffin St., Dundee.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL

SNWM:
Surname AITKEN
Firstname George
Service Number S/41589
Date Death 20/07/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Kilsyth Stirlingshire
Other 4th Bn. formerly 17679 T.R. Battn.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
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Name: Hamilton K Brown
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25741
Unit: Base Depot
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
Date of Birth: 1888 - Inverkeithing
Died of Wounds: 9th July 1918
Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery
Son of Colin and Matilda Brown - 11 Glebe Park Dundee

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Remembering my Great Uncle - 963 Private Charles Lockhart 2nd Btn Gordon Highlanders - KIA 29/10/1914
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:13 am    Post subject: David Caird Reply with quote

David Caird Pte 3/6729 1st Gordon Highlanders born Dundee enlisted Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 14-Dec-14 Dundee City Roll of Honour: c/o Ellis, 6 St Mary St; Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38
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