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A Morris



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: John Patrick
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/9242
Unit: 9th Battalion
Regiment: Black Watch
Date of Death: 9th September 1916
Resident of Cowdenbeath
Buried in Caterpiller Valley Cemetery Longueval


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: David Dickson Wilson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 290202
Unit: 1st/7th Battalion
Regiment: Black Watch
Date of Birth: 1893 Inverkeithing
Date of Death: 25th April 1917
Died of Wounds
Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Son of James and Elizabeth Wilson

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:14 pm    Post subject: Pte. George Brown Reply with quote

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George Brown

(Glasgow Herald 13th Feb 1915)
"Private George Brown, Black Watch, son of the late Archibald Brown, grocer, Cowdenbeath, was killed in a recent engagement at La Bassee. He served in the militia for seven years. When war broke out he joined the Black Watch. He leaves a wife and two of a family."

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BROWN, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/4115
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Elizabeth Brown; husband of Elizabeth Brown, of 37, Thistle St., Cowdenbeath, Fife.

SNWM
Surname: BROWN
Firstname: George
Service Number: 3/4115
Date Death: 25/01/1915
Place of birth: Beath Fife
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Pte. Richard Laidlaw Reply with quote

Not listed on this memorial or the one at Gorebridge, perhaps not listed on any?

(Glasgow Herald 11th March 1915)
"Official notice has been received by Mr Robert Laidlaw, Bridge Street, Cowdenbeath, that his son, Private Richard Laidlaw, 1st Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, was killed in action on February 5. Private Laidlaw had been in the regiment nine years and was station in India when was broke out. He was 25 years of age and unmarried."

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LAIDLAW, RICHARD
Rank: Private
Service No: 9879
Date of Death: 05/02/1915
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders "A" Coy. 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Annie Laidlaw, of 33, Bridge St., Cowdenbeath, Fife. 9 years' service.

SNWM
Surname: LAIDLAW
Firstname: Richard
Service Number: 9879
Date Death: 05/02/1915
Place of birth: Gorebridge Midlothian
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:36 am    Post subject: Pte. James Nicholson Reply with quote

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James Nicholson

(Glasgow Herald 2nd of April 1915)
"Intimation has been received in Cowdenbeath of the death of Private James Nicholson, of the Black Watch. Nicholson, who was 21 years of age, was a son of Mr James Nicholson, janitor of Cowdenbeath Higher Grade School, who as an ex-soldier offered his services and is now acting as drill instructor at Dunoon. Private Nicholson was invalided home some time ago in consequence of having received a bullet wound in the head while running with despatches."

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NICHOLSON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 2271
Date of Death: 11/03/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. E. 17.
Cemetery: ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE
Additional Information: Son of James Leslie Nicholson and Cecilia Nicholson, of 15, Wilson St., Cowdenbeath, Fife.

SNWM
Surname: NICHOLSON
Firstname: James
Service Number: 2271
Date Death: 11/03/1915
Place of birth: Ceres Fife
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COWDENBEATH SEAFORTH KILLED.
Mrs Elizabeth Balloch, 118 Moss Side Road, Cowdenbeath, has received official intimation that her husband. Private Robert Balloch, of the Seaforth Highlanders, died of wounds on the 13th December. Balloch, who was a miner, and enlisted at the outbreak of the war, leaves a widow and one child.
Dundee Courier 1 January 1916


COWDENBEATH SOLDIERS DIE AT THE FRONT.
Mr Edward Hughes, 47 Foulford Place, Cowdenbeath, has been notified that his son, Private Thomas Hughes, Royal Scots, has died of wounds. Hughes, who was only 19 years of age, was a miner previous to the war.
Private Alexander Todd, Black Watch, who resided at Railway Cottage, Broad Street, Cowdenbeath, is now assumed to have been killed on the day he was reported missing, November 11, 1914. Private Todd, who was widower, leaves one child.
Dundee Courier 22 April 1916



NO COWDENBEATH WAR MEMORIAL
The appeal by the Duke of Atholl for subscriptions for a Scottish War Memorial was considered at a meeting of Cowdenbeath Town Council.
It was stated the Duke's letter that the sum desired was 1s per head, which for a town the size of Cowdenbeath would amount to nearly 800. It was agreed to take no action in the matter.
Councillor Adamson said that it seemed very strange that a town like Cowdenbeath should neither procure a war memorial for themselves nor subscribe to a National War Memorial.
Councillor Russell said that last year three attempts were made to get a public meeting to discuss the erection of a local war memorial, but on each occasion they had failed.
Dundee Courier 16 December 1920
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COWDENBEATH CORPORAL KILLED. Corporal James M'lnally, Cowdenbeath, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been killed in action, his sister, Mrs M'Morrow, who resides at Perth Road, having received official intimation of the fact.

M'lnally, who was miner previous his enlistment last year, had been resident at Cowdenbeath for eight years. A brother, Pte. Thomas M'lnally, is in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Dundee Courier - Thursday 10 August 1916
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr William Hay, miner, 1 Natal Place, Cowdenbeath, has been informed that his son, Private Archibald Hay (23), Canadian Western Scots, was wounded on Nov. 22, and died in hospital the following day. Private Hay was grocer with Dick's Co-Operative Institution at Dunfermline before emigrating to Victoria, B C. four years ago.
Dundee Courier 8 December 1916

Note - Archibald Hay is not on this memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FIFE SOLDIER KILLED IN LONDON
Corporal John Mather, Gordon Highlanders, while returning to the front after being home on furlough, was knocked down in London by a taxi-cab, sustaining fatal injuries, to which he succumbed without regaining consciousness.

Prior to enlistment on the outbreak of war Mather worked as a miner in Cowdenbeath Collieries. He was 42 years of age, and leaves a widow and one son.
Dundee Courier 27 December 1916
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COWDENBEATH MINER KILLED IN ACTION.
Mrs William Anderson, 18 South Street, Cowdenbeath, has received official intimation that her husband, Private William Anderson, Seaforth Highlanders, who was reported wounded and missing, is now reported killed. Anderson, who was a miner in Donibristle Pit, was 27 years age, and leaves a widow and three sons He enlisted in February, 1916, and went to the front in June of the same year.
Dundee Courier 2 January 1917
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:28 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. George Howie Robertson Reply with quote

Not recorded on this memorial, although he lived and worked in Cowdenbeath. He is in the Dundee roll of honour as that's where he was from and parents resided. His home address in the RoH is given as 107 Alexander St.

(Glasgow Herald 8th May 1915)
"Official news has been received that Lance-Corporal George Howie Robertson, 4th Black Watch, died of wounds in a hospital at Boulogne on May 2 after undergoing an operation to his head. Prior to the war Robertson was a miner, and lived in Church Street, Cowdenbeath."

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ROBERTSON, GEORGE
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 1460
Date of Death: 02/05/1915
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. B. 22.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William Robertson of 11, Charles St., Dundee.

SNWM
Surname: ROBERTSON
Firstname: George
Service Number: 1460
Date Death: 02/05/1915
Place of birth: Dundee
Other: 4th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: L Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman In Memoriam section, July 11th 1921

In ever-loving memory of our beloved son and brother, DAVID EWAN, who fell in action in France, July 10th 1918; sadly misssed. - Whiteheather, Cowdenbeath

EWAN, DAVID
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 20413
Date of Death: 10/07/1918
Age: 25
Regiment/Service:Machine Gun Corps, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: III. F. 8.
Cemetery: BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of John and Isa Ewan, of Whiteheather, Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:55 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Charles Nisbet Reply with quote

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Charles Nisbet

(Glasgow Herald 27th May 1915)
"The first death of the 7th Black Watch (Territorials) has been announced. The victim is Sergeant Charles Nisbet, 32 years of age, son of Mr Charles Nisbet, miner, Cowdenbeath. Sergant Nisbet had been 16 years with the Cowdenbeath Company. Major Guthrie, in sending the information, said that Sergeant Nisbet's death occurred on the first day that the regiment was in the trenches."

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NISBET, CHARLES
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 337
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) "B" Coy. 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: VI. E. 31.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nisbet, of Cowdenbeath.

SNWM
Surname: NISBET
Firstname: Charles
Service Number: 337
Date Death: 22/05/1915
Place of birth: Dunfermline
Other: 7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Sgt
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:28 am    Post subject: David Lister Reply with quote

David Lister Corporal 1246 "B" Coy. 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Maryhill,Lanarkshire 26/04/1896 e Edinburgh Age 19 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 25/09/1915 Son of William and Dorcas Early Lister, of 40, Foulford Rd., Cowdenbeath, Fife. Roll of Honour Vol II Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Motherwell Times 12-10-15 Page 6 Daily Record 12-10-15 Page 6 Daily Record 12-10-15 Page 6
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From another post

KOF wrote:
I've been doing some research about the me of the 7th Royal Highlander (Black Watch) in WW1. One of the men who I've been researching is Sgt Henry Baptie who was killed at Beaumont Hamel on the 13th November 1916. He lived in Cowdenbeath, so his name should be on the war memorial. However it isn't (sort of), but it was.
I've been in contact with his great grandson, who lives in Canada, who sent me a photo (taken in 1990) of the Cowdenbeath war memorial clearly showing H Baptie's name on it. However, the listing of the memorial on this site shows the name as R Baptie.
Based on what I've read the memorial was renovated at some point, but some one has made a monumental mistake during the renovation by replacing an H with an R.

My question is, who the heck do I have to speak to to get this mistake rectified? Anybody got any suggestions?

If someone could amend the listing of his name on the Cowdenbeath war Memorial thread, then that would be a great start to remembering this man properly.

His details are -

Sgt Henry Baptie, Reg No 1571, (B Company) 7th Btn Royal Highlanders (Black Watch).
Died 13/11/16 Buried at Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet


Thanks in advance for all help.


Cheers

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