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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:57 am    Post subject: Reith George L Reply with quote

Reith George Lyall Pte 6073 1st Australian Imperial Forces e Grenfell, NSW Died Aus. 09-Jan-20 NoK: William Reith, father, Glashmore, Drumoak. Occ: Labourer :age 30 Em papers 22-8-16: Sydney. Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney Aus Sydney Pres 6D 10846(GRM/2*

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:59 am    Post subject: Robbie Francis Reply with quote

Francis Robbie L/cpl 92855 41st Royal Army Medical Corps (Stat. Hosp) born Echt Age 22 Died of Pleurisy F & F 26-Nov-18 Son of John & Mary Ann (nee Hogg) Robbie, Manse Cottage, Drumoak, Aberdeenshire. City Roll of Honour: "Frank": 10 Black's Buildings. Drumoak MI 145 Brothers John & Billy also died." Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery Fr 1170 Plot XIIIA Row BB Grave 3 City & Drumoak GNSR

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:59 am    Post subject: Robbie John Reply with quote

John Robbie Sjt C de G(France) 104th United States Infantry born Banchory enlisted Massachusetts Age 26 Died F & F 26-Oct-18 Son of John & Mary Ann (nee Hogg) Robbie, Manse Cottage, Drumoak. 1901 Census: b 1893. City Roll of Honour. Entered Service from Massachusetts. Awards French Crois De Guerre. Drumoak MI 145 Brothers Frank & Billy also died. Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, France Fr ???? Plot F Row 6 Grave 18 City & Drumoak

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Robbie William Reply with quote

William D Robbie Pte 3105 7th Gordon Highlanders born Drumoak 01/03/1898 enlisted Banchory Age 18 Killed in Action F & F 13-Nov-16 Son of John & Mary Ann (nee Hogg) Robbie, Manse Cottage, Drumoak. Brothers Frank and John also died. Drumoak 145. Hunter's Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1502 Grave 27 Drumoak & GNSR 2000 June Photo taken.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Ross Samuel Reply with quote

Samuel Ross Pte 42472 98th Machine Gun Corps (inf) born Banchory enlisted Banchory Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 26-Aug-16 Son of Andrew & Josephina Mary (nee Nicol) Ross, Todholes, Drumoak. Formerly 576 Gordons. Drumoak MI 143. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 05C & 12C

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Simpson George Reply with quote

Simpson George Shewan Pte 288067 78th Canadian Inf (Manitoba Regt) b Aberdeenshire 11/05/1877 e Winnipeg 40 F & F 31-Oct-17 Son of Mrs George McLeod, Scotland. Husband of Mrs E Simpson, Foxwarren, Manitoba. Occ: Farmer. CWGC : "Georgie" Nine Elms British Cemetey B 003 Plot VI Row B Grave 20

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:03 pm    Post subject: Smith David Burnett Reply with quote

Smith David Burnett Pte S/24643 4th Gordon Highlanders (Reserve) Bn e Aberdeen 21 Died Home 08-Jul-18 Son of George Smith & Mary Burnett Smith, East Cairnton, Drumoak 1901 Census 4/22/96. Register of Voters: May 1919 : Page 82 : East Cairnton. Drumoak Old Churchyard U. K. Drumoak 120 Near S side of W end of ruins. Culter & Drumoak
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: Thomson Alexander K Reply with quote

Alexander Kelly Thomson Pte S/18204 Depot Black Watch born St Cyrus Died Home 07-Aug-17 Son of the late David and Agnes Thomson, of Mewhall, Drumoak. Husband of Christina Abercrombie Thomson, Olive Cottage, Drumoak. Drumoak MI 118 & 125. Drumoak New Parish Churchyard Grave 203

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:06 pm    Post subject: John Walker Reply with quote

Jack Walker L/cpl 266975 6th Gordon Highlanders b Ruthrieston, Aberdeen e Aberdeen Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 26/08/1918 Son of Mrs Walker, Park Village, Drumoak. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Helen. Occ: Employed on munition work. AJ 26-08-19 Page 1: In Mem. Black's Buildings, Park, Drumoak. Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux Fr 0604 Plot VII Row A Grave 15 AJ 11-09-18 P4 EE 21-09-18 Page 2 : Photo EE 11-09-18 Page 2: RoH:Drumoak

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Williams Gordon Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Wilson Robert Reply with quote

Wilson Robert Pte 63465 1st "Auckland Regiment ""A"" Coy" b Drumoak 27 Killed in Action F & F 01-Oct-18 Son of Mr & Mrs Robert Wilson, Garthdee Farm Cottage, Bridge of Dee, Aberdeen Native of Drumoak. 1901 Census 189 Drumoak 1/8 Mother Ann: Woodside. 1891 Census 189 Drumoak 1/7/ 3mths old. Anneux British Cemetery Fr 0256 Plot III Row B Grave 17
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Location: Beside A93 at corner of Sunnyside Avenue and main road
Google Maps

This is taken from UKNIWM and Google maps. The memorial includes the gates.

From UKNIWM

GATE POSTS: 1914 / 1919 / 1939-45 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / THEY DIED FOR US / THROUGH SACRIFICE TO PEACE / THEIR LIVES THEY GAVE.

NAMES ON GATEPOSTS TO PARK, CROSS SIMPLY INSCRIBED "PEACE"

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I just happened to be passing through Drumoak the other day...







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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam,

Whos been a busy boy ? Nice to see this one. Alexander K Thomson is also commemorated on the Alyth War Memorial, Perthshire:

Name: THOMSON, ALEXANDER KELLY
Initials: A K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: Depot
Age: 39
Date of Death: 07/08/1917
Service No: S/18204
Additional information: Son of the late David and Agnes Thomson, of Mewhall, Drumoak; husband of Christina Abercrombie Thomson, or Olive Cottage, Drumoak.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 203.
Cemetery: DRUMOAK NEW PARISH CHURCHYARD

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 06.08.1918
IN MEMORIUM


In loving memory of Pte. Alexander K. Thomson, Black Watch, who died* at Craigellie Lodge, Alyth, August 7th 1917
- Inserted by his widow and family

* carcinoma of liver
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