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Name: DUNSIRE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 30/01/1916
Service No: 18274
Awards: V C
Additional information: Born at Buckhaven. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Anderson Dunsire; husband of Catherine Pitt Stewart (formerly Dunsire), of 107, Denbeath, Methil, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 18.
Cemetery: MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Citation: An extract from the London Gazette, No. 29371, dated 16th Nov., 1915, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery on Hill 70 on 26th Sept., 1915. Pte. Dunsire went out under very heavy fire and rescued a wounded man from between the firing lines. Later, when another man considerably nearer the German lines was heard shouting for help, he crawled out again with utter disregard to the enemy's fire and carried him in also. Shortly afterwards the Germans attacked over this ground."
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:12 am    Post subject: Buckhaven memorial Reply with quote

Thanks for the close up of all the names. My dad was from Buckhaven and he knew all the civilians listed on that monument. James Wilkie was his best friend at school. The locals kept the tragedy of 1941 quiet, to themselves and only recently in the last couple of years (2006) erected another memorial. I hope the link works for you.

http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/east-fife-mail-news/A-FITTING-MEMORIAL.1325936.jp
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does not appear that any of the victims of this tragedy are commemortaed by CWGC. This, in my opinion, is not right.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to me that they should be listed. A wartime accident involving munitions would seem to be a fair reason. A family of four from Dundrennan are given CWGC status. They died as a result of an RAF aircraft crashing onto their house while on a training mission.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:32 am    Post subject: Buckhaven Reply with quote

Thanks to Norman Myles from Methil Heritage Centre for following list.
THE GREAT WAR 1914 ~ 1918



Names of those killed recorded on the

Burgh War Memorial: Wellesley Road.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY



Lt. John Beveridge.

Pte. James Culross.

Pte George Cunningham.

Pte. George Ferguson.

Pte. John Foster.

Pte. John Goldie.

Pte. William MacKay.

L/Cpl. George Honeyman.

Pte. Robert Inglis.

Pte. Robert Mackay.

L/Cpl. George Main.

Pte. Thomas McCabe.

Pte. Duncan McCulloch.



SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS



Pte. Robert Berry.

L/Cpl. James Beveridge.

Sgt. Waiter Black.

Pte. William Brady.

Pte. Robert Brewster.

Pte. Robert Bryant.

2nd Lt. S W Campbell, A.C.M..

Sgt. William M. Duff. M.M..

Pte. John Gordon.

Pte. Robert Hay.

Pte. Alexander Henderson.

Pte. Harry Hill.

Pte. Henry Ireland.

Pte. David Little.

Pte. Alexander T. Love.

Pte. Frank Mann.

Pte. John Mitchell.

Pte. Andrew Nelson.

Pte. George Reid.

Cpl. John K. Reid.

Lt. James A. Ross.

Pte. John Ross.

Pte. Alex Rae Simpson.

Cpl. James P. Stewart.

L/Cpl. George Stewart.

Sgt. Francis Traynor.

Sgt. Alexander Williamson.

Pte. William Wilson.

Pte. Peter T. Wood.



GORDON HIGHLANDERS



Pte. John Barr.

Pte. John Burton.

Pte. William J. Cairns.

Pte. James Dalrymple.

Pte. James Fairgrieve.

Pte. John Gordon.

Pte. Alex Hunter.

Pte. John Jamison.

Pte. James Marr.

L/Cpl. Robert Penman.

Pte. William J. Penman.

Pte. William I. Penman.

Pte. W. R. Skinner.

Pte. Robert Thomson.

Pte. William Walker.

Pte. Patrick Welsh.

Pte. George Young.



CAMERON HIGHLANDERS



Pte. Patrick Clark.

Pte. Harriot B. Lawson.

Pte. John McDonald.

Pte. Huqh R. Philip.

Pte. William Rodqer.

Pte. John T. Sinclair.

Pte. Thomas Smith.

Pte. William Stewart.



ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

L / Cpl. William Pratt

Pte. Daniel Ramage.

Pte. Thomas W. Roger.

Pte. Norman G. Walker.



MACHINE GUN CORPS.

Pte. John Harper.

Pte. David Mathieson.



ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS.

Pte. William Hunter.



LABOUR CORPS.

Pte. George Brown.

Pte. A. E. I. Griffon.



ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS.

Driver James Adams.

Driver Hugh Clark.

Pte. Francis Drummond.

Pte. William S. Grant.

Pte. Dan McKenzie.

Pte. George C. Philip.



ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS.

Pte. Thomas Brown.

Sgt. William Crookston.

Pte. Archibald Dryburgh.

Pte. Archibald Peaston.

Pte. John Patrick.

L/Cpl. Archibald Welsh.



ROYAL AIR FORCE.

Lt. Ian Thomson.



SCOTTISH WOMENS HOSPITALS.

Nurse Louisa Jordon.



AUSTRALIAN ARMY.

Sapper Daniel Small

Pte. J. G. Walkingshaw.



CANADIAN ARMY

Pte. John Anderson.

Sapper James Fisher.

Pte. Robert Gillies.

Pte. Alen Inglis.

Pte. Alen Kilpatrick.

Drummer Peter Kinnear.

Pte. Robert Lawson.

Cpl. Robert Low.

Pte. Robert G. Love.

Pte. R. Webster.



SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY

Sgt. John Cooper.

Pte. Robert McDonald.



NEW ZEALAND ARMY

2nd Lt. Thomas Bell, M.M..



AMERICAN ARMY

Sgt. John A. Watters.



ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS

Pte. George T. Allan.

Pte. Charles Briggs.

Cpl. David Hynd.

Pte. William Millar.

Pte. Harry McBeth.

Cpl. Robert Riddell.

Pte. Alex Stewart.

Sgt. A. J. Warrender.



ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT

Pte. Thomas Duncan.

Pte. George J. Galloway.

Pte. George Pratt.



KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS

Pte. James Beattie.

Pte. Thomas Birrell.

Pte. John Boyd.

Capt. Alexander Brown.

Pte. David Brown.

Pte. Robert Horne.

Pte. John Louden.

L/Cpl. Daniel McKenzie.

Pte. Alexander Moffat.

Cpl. Robert Munro.

Pte. Robert Muir.

L/Cpl. John MclIroy.

Pte. Roderick McAnnes.

Pte. James B. Roger.

Pte. Charles Stewart.

Signaller James Thomson.

Pte. Archibald Walker.

Sgt. Archibald Welsh.



SCOTTISH RIFLES

Pte. Thomas Ballantyne.

Signaller Robert Carmichael.

Pte. Archibald B. Mcintosh.

Pte. John McIntosh.



LANCASHIRE REGIMENT

Pte. John Folley.



HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT

Pte. Charges Hastie.



DORSET REGIMENT

Pte. George Back.

Pte. John McLaren.



ROYAL HIGHLANDERS

Pte. Alexander Allan.

Pte. William Ballingall.

Pte. James Barclay.

L/Cpl. David Bennison.

L/Cpl. John Boyle.

Cpl. Alexander Black.

L/ Cpl. Charles Brown.

Pte. John C. Brown.

Pte. Alex Cairns..

Pte. John Callan.

Sgt. Hugh Callan.

Sgt. Bernard Clark.

Pte. Neil Colston.

Cpl. John Cooper.

Pte. James G. K. Cooper.

Sgt. John Couper.

Pte. Joseph Dunn.

Pte. William Dunn.

Pte. James Dunsire.

Pte. Alexander Dumphie.

Pte. James Fairfull.

Pte. William Ferguson.

Pte. William Ferrier.

L/Cpl. William Fyfe.

Pte. John Galloway.

Pte. Alen Gillespie.

Pte. Peter Greig.

Pte. Alex H. Harley.

Pte. John S. Henderson.

Cpl. William Herd.

L/ Cpl. George L. Herd.

Pte. Fredrick Hershall.

Sgt. James C. Honeyman.

Pte. John Inglis.

Sgt. Peter Izatt.

Pte. James Jackson.

Pte. David Kilgour.

Pte. Robert Kinnear.

Signaller William Lawrie.

L/Cpl. A. Mathieson.

Pte. John H. Millar.

Pte. George M. Millar.

L/Cpl. James Morgan.

L/Cpl. Alex McBurnie.

Pte. Joe McGill.

Pte. John McGregor.

Pte. Peter McInnes.

L/Cpl. Robert McKenzie.

Pte. John McTague.

Pte. John Neilson.

Pte. David D. 0swald.

Pte. David Page.

Pte. James Pollock.

Pte. Angus Robertson.

Pte. James Robertson.

Pte. Robert Robertson.

Pte. Joseph Roger.

Pte. John Scott.

Pte. Charles Scullion.

L/Cpl. William Scott.

L/Cpl. Robert Shepherd.

Pte. David Simpson.

L/Cpl. William C. Simpson.

Pte. John Smith.

Pte. William K. Spalding.

Pte. James Stafford.

Lt. Thomas M. Stein.

L/Cpl. John Stewart.

L/Cpl. Robert Taylor.

Pte. Adam Thomson.

L/Cpl. John L. Thomson.

Pte. John B. Thomson.

Pte. William Webster.

Pte. John Welsh.

Pte. William Welsh.

Pte. James Whelan.

Pte. John Whelan.





HIGHLAND CYCLIST BATTALLION

Pte. Samuel Bryce.



ROYAL NAVY

Stoker James Gilroy.

Stoker Thomas Hunt.

Seaman Richard Knight.

Captain Robert Kinnear.

Seaman Joseph McHaul.

Lt. Commander Fredric B. Macray.

Fireman George Murphy.

A.B. Robert Rayne.

Seaman John T. Robertson.

P.0. Peter Robertson.

A.B. Thomas W. Sinclair.

Fireman John Stewart.

Seaman A. W. Thomson.

A.B.James Thomson.

Seaman W. I. Thomson.

Stoker Alex Warrender.

Stoker Andrew Warrender.



ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY

Gunner Peter T. Simpson.



ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION

A.B. William C. Cooper.

A.B. William M. Farmer.

A.B. Fred Lawson.

A.B. John H. Thomson.

A.B. Henry W. Scales.



ROYAL NAVY AIR SERVICE

Flt. Lt. John D. Hume. DSO..



ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

Bombardier Andrew Adamson

Gunner Alexander Aitken.

Gunner Duncan Brown

Cpl. Scott Campbell.

Bombardier Thomas Fisher.

Sgt. John Forbes. M.M.

Driver David Gillies.

Gunner William Inglis.

Sgt. Robert Mitchell.

Gunner William Muir

Gunner John McGuiness.

Pte. John McLaren.

Bombardier William M. Nairn.

Sgt. Adam Purvis.

Gunner Thomas Robertson.

Bombardier Robert Scott.

Cpl. L. M. Smeaton.

Driver Andrew Smith.

Bombardier Walter Tait. M.M.

Gunner James Thomson.

Gunner David M. Wilson.





ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY

Gunner James Cadwell.

Gunner Patrick Duffy.

Gunner Henry Herd.

Gunner David Kinninmonth.

Gunner Robert Robertson.

Gunner D. C. Smith.

Gunner Alex. C. Whyte.

Gunner Alex. S. Wishart.



ROYAL ENGINEERS

Pioneer George Allison.

Sapper John Allison.

Sapper David Cook.

Cpl. William B. Fairlield.

Pioneer Joseph Fisher.

Pte. Robert Forsyth.

Sgt. Alex. Henderson, M.M

Sapper David Herd.

2nd Lt. Peter Hunter.

Sapper R. M. Me Kenzie.

Cpl. Andrew Sharp.

Sapper David Small.

Cpl. Alexander Sime.

L/Cpl. William Watson.

Sapper James Wishart.





SCOTS GUARDS



Pte. William Anderson.

Pte. James E. Brown.

Pte. James Campbell.

Pte. Alex. S. Faulds.

Pte. John Ingram.

L/Cpl. A. Lawrie.

Pte. Samuel Petrie.

Sgt. Ralph Pitt.

Pte. William Thomson.

Pte. William Thornton.



ROYAL SCOTS

Pte. John Allan.

Pte. Andrew Bell.

Pte. William Black.

Pte. John Boyd.

Pte. John T. Brand.

Pte. D. F. Chambers.

Pte. Matthew Cullan.

Pte. David A. Cunningham.

Pte. Alexander Cole.

L/Cpl. Robert A. Dunsire. V.C..

Pte. J. Foster.

Pte. Archibald Houston.

L/Cpl. Thomas Lawrie.

Sgt. David Lawson.

Cpl. Thomas Lister.

Pte. William Logie.

Pte. Archibald Morris.

L/Cpl. William Muir.

Pte. Harry McBeth.

Pte. John P. Philip.

Pte. Thomas Roger.

Pte. Andrew Simpson.

Pte. Andrew Smith.

L/Cpl. G. Smith.

Pte. John Smith.

L/Cpl. James Stevens.

Pte. David Thomson.

Pte. R. Thomson.

Pte. William Thomson.

Pte. Murray B. Walker.

Pte. Alex. Wallace. M.M..

Signaller James Wilson.



NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS

2nd Lt. J. E. Farwell.

Pte. John King.



NORFOLK REGIMENT

Pte. James McLaggan.



ROYAL IRISH RIFLES

Pte. Francis King.





The total number killed from the burgh in the Great War of 1914 -1918 was 354
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: James Stafford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3450
Unit: 1st/7th Battalion
Regiment: Black Watch
Born Inverkeithing
Resident of Methil
Date of Death: 24th December 1916
Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension in Rouen
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Nurse Louisa Jordan Reply with quote

WW1
SCOTTISH WOMENS HOSPITALS
Nurse Louisa Jordon

(Glasgow Herald 12th March 1915)
"Jordan-
Kragujevatz, on 6th inst. (of typhus fever) Nurse Louisa Jordan, daughter of the late Henry Jordan, of Maryhill, while on service with the Scottish Womens Hospital, Serbian Unit.
"

Also on Wilton church memorial.

CWGC
JORDAN, LOUISA
Rank: Nursing Sister
Date of Death: 06/03/1915
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Scottish Women's Hospital
Grave Reference: D. 5.
Cemetery: CHELA KULA MILITARY CEMETERY, NISH
Additional Information: Daughter of the late Henry and Helen Jordan, of Maryhill, Glasgow. District Nurse at Buckhaven, Fife. Born at Maryhill.

SNWM
Surname: JORDAN
Firstname: Louisa
Date Death: 10/03/1915
Place of birth: Buckhaven
SNWM roll: WOMEN'S SERVICES.
Rank: Sister
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:32 am    Post subject: Unveiling Report Reply with quote

Unveiled on Sunday November 26th 1922 by Lord Wester Wemyss.
Designed by Mr G. Charles Campbell of Methil and sculptor was Thomas Good of Edinburgh. Approximate cost £1550.

337 WW1 names.



(The Scotsman)


(The Scotsman 16th October 1921)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

METHIL SEAFORTH KILLED IN ACTION.
After six months' keen anxiety, Mr and Mrs John Mann, Denbeath, Methil, have been officially notified that their son, Private Frank Mann, Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on 25th September, 1915.
He was 21 years of age, and before enlisting shortly after the outbreak of war worked as a miner.
Dundee Courier 15 March 1916
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TWO MORE BUCKHAVEN SOLDIERS KILLED
Other two Buckhaven soldiers have fallen in the fighting in France.
Official Intimation had been received that Sapper Andrew Dunsire, R.E., was killed in action on 19th December. Before enlisting six months ago he worked as a miner in Rosie Pit. He leaves a widow and child.
Private Jas. Petrie, Seaforth Highlanders, has also been killed in action. He had previously been “gassed” and wounded, and had returned to the trenches. He leaves a widow and family, who at present reside in Kirkcaldy.
Dundee Courier 7 January 1916

Note - can't see these men on this memorial so have posted here in the hope that someone can copy to the correct place
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUCKHAVEN MINER KILLED AT THE FRONT.
News has reached Buckhaven that Private Alex. Black, of the Black Watch, has been killed in action.
He was a miner before enlisting, and his widow and children are at present resident in Dundee.
Dundee Courier 25 May 1916
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUCKHAVEN BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED.
Mrs Barclay, East Lawrence Street, Buckhaven, has been notified of the death her husband, Private Robert Barclay, Black Watch, who was killed by an explosive bullet. The sad intelligence was conveyed in a letter from Sergeant Dewar, a Bowhill man, who praised the character and courage of the deceased soldier.
Private Barclay, who was a native of Leven, where his parents reside, was a butcher to trade, but worked latterly as a miner. He was 26 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children.
Dundee Courier 19 April 1916



Sorry - another one I can't find on this memorial.
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METHIL SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
Another Methil man has laid down his life for his King and country.

This is Lance-Corporal Robert Morris, 1st Black Watch, the notification of his death having been received by his mother, who resides at Aberhill, Methil.

No details were given by the War Office. He was 19 years of age.
Dundee Courier 2 December 1914
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METHIL GUNNER DIES OF WOUNDS.
Intimation was received by Mrs M'Ginnes, Lindsay Square, Methil, from the Record Office, Woolwich, yesterday, that her husband, Gunner John M'Ginness, R.F.A., had died on the 9th inst. from wounds received in France.

Prior to enlisting in Kitchener's army he worked as a miner, and was well known as a local sprinter. He was about 35 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children.
Dundee Courier 27 January 1916
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