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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Janet,

Very interesting stuff.

Name: MacDONALD, NORMAN
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 13/06/1915
Service No: 1049
Additional information: Son of Isabella MacDonald, of Cherry Bank, Pitlochry, Perthshire, and the late Norman MacDonald.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. G. 28.
Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY

Name: BLACK, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Service No: 265294
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 A.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, Monday 24th July 1922, Page 9.

"Pitlochry

Yesterday afternoon a Celtic Cross of Aberdeen grey granite, erected to the men of Moulin Parish who fell in the war, was dedicated and unveiled at Pitlochry. The memorial occupies a central site gifted by Colonel and Mrs. C. A. J. Butter, of Cluniemore and the surrounding park is to be laid out for the benefit of the community. The estimated cost of the whole is about £1200. In an address, Mr. H. Mitchell, F.S.A., paid tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice. Local ministers took oart in the dedication, and the memorial, which perpetuates the memory of 81 men and one nurse, was formally unveiled by Mrs. Butter. Mr. Alastair C. Sandeman of Fonab asked the Parish Council to accept custody of the memorial and ground, and this was accepted by Mr. C. A. Miller, J.P., chairman of the Council."
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:32 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Geary Reply with quote

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Geary, Robt. Pte. Black Watch

(Glasgow Herald 10th Feb 1915)
"An officer of the 1st Black Watch, writing to Sergeant Geary, formerly janitor of Pitlochry Central School, tells how his son, Corporal Robert Geary, was killed by a German sniper. "There was a German sniper in a turnip field about 300 yards away from the British trenches. He had killed Sergeant McGuire and wounded two other men when Captain Fergusson asked Robert to take a shot at him. The captain stood at his back directing Robert where to aim, when the sniper got his shot home first. The bullet passed through Roberts neck and struck his captain, killing them both. The sniper was riddled soon after, but not until he had killed three and wounded four other Black Watch men. He was killed by a volley by our men".

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GEARY, ROBERT
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 884
Date of Death: 23/10/1914
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James T. and Helen Geary, of 4, Erskine St., Alva, Clackmannanshire.

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Surname: GEARY
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 884
Date Death: 23/10/1914
Place of birth: Glasgow
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: L/Cpl
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PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 01.02.1922
SAD DROWNING ACCIDENT


About 11 o'clock on Wednesday forenoon last, Peter Campbell, keeper, West Faskally Cottages, was missed from his home, and about 3.30 p.m. his body was found in the River Garry at a point above its junction with the Tummel. The Garry was in spate, and it is not known how the sad fatality occurred. Mr Campbell was 34 years of age, and suffered from shell-shock during the war. He was well-known in the district and respected. The funeral to Moulin Churchyard on Saturday was very largely attended. Much sympathy is felt for his parents and family in their bereavement.

RCE cause of death: Drowning (suicidal).
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PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 22.12.1920
PITLOCHRY
MILITARY FUNERAL

On Friday afternoon the funeral took place to the New Cemetery of Private Chas. M'Intosh, late of the 9th Scottish Rifles, and son of Mrs D. M'Intosh, Faskally Cottage. Pte. M'Intosh enlisted on the outbreak of war, and was three times wounded. He continued to serve after the armistice with the British Army of Occupation on the Rhine until May, 1919, when he was discharged in ill-health, his demise occurring after a lingering illness. The funeral, which was of a semi-military nature, was attended by a large representation of the Local Federation, while an escort party under Sergt. Noble was also present from Perth Barracks. Ex-Service men carried the coffin shoulder high from the cemetery entrance. A lament was played as the coffin was lowered into the grave. Private M'Intosh was only 27 years of age, and the obsequies were attended by a large number of mourners.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:01 am    Post subject: Sgt. Duncan McLean Reply with quote

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McLean, Duncan. Sgt. Seaforth Hdrs.

Also listed on the Invergarry memorial.
There is a Sgt. Donald McLean is listed on the Beauly-Kilmorack memorial, presumably however this is not the same man.

(Glasgow Herald 26th March 1915)
"Information reached Pitlochry yesterday that Sergeant D.A. McLean, of the 4th Seaforth Highlanders (T.F.), previously reported wounded at the battle of Neuve Chapelle, had succumbed to his injuries. A chaplain, writing to his friends, states that Sergeant McLean was shot in the head on the 11th inst., and was buried in a French cemetery near the hospital in which he died. Sergeant McLean was about 24 years of age. He was for two years clerk on the Highland Railway at Pitlochry Station, and was arranging to go to South America when war broke out. He was a native of Port MacDonell, Invergarry."

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MACLEAN, DUNCAN A.
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 1012
Date of Death: 13/03/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. Q. 3.
Cemetery: ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Peter and Catherine McDonald Maclean, of 7, Kiltarlity, Beauly, Inverness-shire.

SNWM
Surname: MacLEAN
Firstname: Duncan A
Service Number: 1012
Date Death: 13/03/1915
Place of birth: Inverness
Other: 4th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Sgt
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noticed Colin Campbell McKechnie on the Memorial as RAFC, it should of course be RASC

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikky wrote:
Noticed Colin Campbell McKechnie on the Memorial as RAFC, it should of course be RASC

Mike


But why is he on here? Born Argyll - living in Fife?
and is Trooper Lachlan McKechnie his brother? also born Argyll and living in Fife.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 25.12.1915
THE SCOTTISH HORSE - TWO MEN KILLED


Mr Lachlan McKechnie, Glenfernate, Pitlochry, has received official intimation that his son, Trooper Lachlan M'Kechnie, of the Machine Gun Section, 1/3rd Scottish Horse, was killed instantaneously in action on 15th November. Second Lieutenant M. G. Robertson, M.G.O., officer in command of the section, in a sympathetic letter, wrote that Trooper M'Kechnie and A. Bannerman, of Pollokshields, Glasgow, were sleeping together in a dug-out, when a shell exploded with fatal effects for both. Trooper M'Kechnie was 19 years of age, and had been under keeper at Dalguise Castle. Three other brothers are serving with the Forces, while two were rejected.

* ALSO COMMEMORATED ON STRALOCH, AND DUNKELD & LITTLE DUNKELD WAR MEMORIALS

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 23.11.1918
PERTHSHIRE HEROES ROLL – PITLOCHRY


Sergt. Colin Mackechnie, A.S.C., son of Mr Lachlan Mackechnie, late of Glenfernate, has succumbed to pneumonia in France. Sergt. Mackechnie, who had been almost four years in France, was formerly in the employment of Mr Fraser, motor engineer, Aberfeldy. He is survived by a widow and two children. Sergt. Mackechnie’s family have a unique war record. All six brothers joined the Army. One, Trooper Lachlan, of the Scottish Horse, fell at Suvla in 1915; John, A.S.C., was invalided from France in 1916, and was recently discharged, while the other three brothers are still on active service – C.S.M Neil Mackechnie, H.L.I., S.S. Angus Mackechnie, A.S.C; and Pte. Malcolm Mackechnie, Black Watch.

* ALSO COMMEMORATED ON ABERFELDY, AND STRALOCH WAR MEMORIALS
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks dhubthaigh. They were indeed brothers. Father Lachlan seems to have moved about quite a bit, being in Kenmore at one point. I suppose you had to go where the work was?

Is there a Farm/Estate callad Crannach in Moulin area?

dhubthaigh, I believe the Strathearn Herald is available at Crieff Library, would you know if that was correct?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to see that in 1915 two brothers had been rejected but by 1918 had been accepted.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean McKechnie brothers Adam?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike

Yes, should have quoted dhubthaigh's extracts from the Strathearn Herald about the McKechnies.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam, I may be being a bit thick, but where does it say " in 1915 two brothers had been rejected but by 1918 had been accepted. "?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikky wrote:
...where does it say " in 1915 two brothers had been rejected but by 1918 had been accepted. "?
Cheers Mike

Mike

It doesn't actually say that but if you compare the two articles

dhubthaigh wrote:
THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 25.12.1915
THE SCOTTISH HORSE - TWO MEN KILLED


... Trooper M'Kechnie was 19 years of age, and had been under keeper at Dalguise Castle. Three other brothers are serving with the Forces, while two were rejected.

* ALSO COMMEMORATED ON STRALOCH, AND DUNKELD & LITTLE DUNKELD WAR MEMORIALS

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 23.11.1918
PERTHSHIRE HEROES ROLL – PITLOCHRY


...All six brothers joined the Army. One, Trooper Lachlan, of the Scottish Horse, fell at Suvla in 1915; John, A.S.C., was invalided from France in 1916, and was recently discharged, while the other three brothers are still on active service – C.S.M Neil Mackechnie, H.L.I., S.S. Angus Mackechnie, A.S.C; and Pte. Malcolm Mackechnie, Black Watch.

* ALSO COMMEMORATED ON ABERFELDY, AND STRALOCH WAR MEMORIALS


Four in the forces with two rejected in 1915 and six in the forces in 1918.

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