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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LEFT - PANEL 1

ROYAL NAVY
A.B. Hugh Carson
O.S. George Cowan
L/Stoker David Hay
A.B. Robert Hunter
Stoker James Kerr
l/Cook James Russell
Cook George Stewart
P.O. Walter Stewart

MERCHANT NAVY
C.E. Andrew D Beveridge
Cadet George Legge
O.S. Atholl Taylor

LEFT - PANEL 2

ARMY
Pte Andrew Anderson
L/Cpl James H Barclay
Pte Robert Barnes
Pte Shanks Baxter
Pte George S Bell
Pte David Burke
S/Sgt James Campbell
L/Cpl James Connelly
Pte Finlay Cook
L/Cpl John Davidson
Pte William Deas
Dvr Robert Dow

LEFT - PANEL 3

(ARMY CONTD.)
Cpl Keith M Emslie
Pte Charles Faulds
Sgt John Fergus
Pte Thomas Ferguson
Sgt Andrew Forsyth
Gdsmn Robert Forsyth
Sgt William Forsyth
Dvr John B Garmory
Pte David Gibson
Pte John Jackson
Spr John Kinlochin
Tpr John Lawson
Cpl Joseph Maton
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIGHT - PANEL 1


RIGHT - PANEL 2


RIGHT - PANEL 3
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIGHT - PANEL 1

(ARMY CONTD.)
Sgt John Matthews
L/Cpl George K Melville
Pte Stuart Millar
2nd Lt David McLean
L/Sgt Thomas Nicol
Sgt John Paterson
Sgt John Raeburn
Pte James Reid
L/Sgt John A Simpson
Pte Ebenezer Sinclair
Spr David F Stewart
Spr Alexander Suttie
Bdr Joseph A Swelnis
Gnr Andrew Thomson
Sgt Nathaniel Turner
Bdr Thomas Webster

RIGHT - PANEL 2

R.A.F.
Sgt William Archibald
Sgt William Bogie
Sgt Michael Convy
Sgt David W Dewar
W.O. Patrick Foley
Flt/Lt Peter Green
Sgt Robert Hutton
Sgt Andrew B C Love
Flt/Sgt Colin Morrice

RIGHT - PANEL 3

Flt/Sgt Hugh Murray
Flt/Lt Stanley McAndrew
Sgt David McLean
Sgt Stanley Patterson
Sgt George W Penman
Sgt Alex S Scott
Flt/Lt Michael Sweeney
Sgt James C W Thomson
Flt/Sgt David S Wilson
Flt/Sgt William H Wilson
AC2 Archibald Young
James McPherson
John Wilson
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
RIGHT - PANEL 3
(ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY CONTD.)
Pte Robert Porterfield
Pte George Spence
L/C Robert Steel
Pte Thomas Taylor
Pte James Whyte
Pte Thomas Whyte
Pte James Wyllie


Mark

I think these are Seaforths rather than RFA. See these chaps:

Name: PORTERFIELD
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/09/1918
Service No: S/26882
Additional information: Son of William Porterfield, of 77, David St., Lochgelly, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 11.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE

Name: STEEL, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/04/1916
Service No: S/4320
Additional information: Son of James and Nora Steel, of 107, Main St., Lochgelly, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37 and 64.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

Name: WYLIE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 10/07/1917
Service No: 242063
Additional information: Son of Hunter and Agnes Wylie, of I, Grainger Square, Lochgelly, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 51.
Cemetery: COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLACK WATCH IRAQ 2004
PTE KEVIN T MCHALE



It is with great regret that the Ministry of Defence has to confirm that Private Kevin Thomas McHale of the 1st Battalion The Black Watch died in a road traffic accident in North Babil province on 29 October 2004. Aged 27, he was single and came from Lochgelly in Fife. He had served five years with the Battalion as a Warrior armoured vehicle driver. This was his second operational tour with The Black Watch in Iraq, having served there during the period of active combat operations in the spring of 2003. He had also served in Kosovo. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with his family at this difficult time.


"The Battalion deployed yesterday [29 October] from Shaibah Logistic Base: 600 miles, 800 men, with a great many armoured vehicles and equipment. That operation went off remarkably well, despite the best efforts of the enemy to thwart it. Very sadly, in the last stages of that operation, an accident took place in which Kevin McHale died. Our thoughts are very much with his family at home tonight in Lochgelly in Fife, and in particular with his father Michael, who was a great friend of many in the Battalion.

"Private McHale was a great character. He had served for five years with the Black Watch and been in Kosovo, and in Iraq the first time around. He had always been a friend of many; we will miss him deeply."
:-Lieutenant Colonel James Cowan, Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion The Black Watch.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
dhubthaigh wrote:
RIGHT - PANEL 3
(ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY CONTD.)
Pte Robert Porterfield
Pte George Spence
L/C Robert Steel
Pte Thomas Taylor
Pte James Whyte
Pte Thomas Whyte
Pte James Wyllie


Mark

I think these are Seaforths rather than RFA. See these chaps:

Name: PORTERFIELD
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/09/1918
Service No: S/26882
Additional information: Son of William Porterfield, of 77, David St., Lochgelly, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 11.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE

Name: STEEL, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/04/1916
Service No: S/4320
Additional information: Son of James and Nora Steel, of 107, Main St., Lochgelly, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37 and 64.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

Name: WYLIE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 10/07/1917
Service No: 242063
Additional information: Son of Hunter and Agnes Wylie, of I, Grainger Square, Lochgelly, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 51.
Cemetery: COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY

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Adam



Aye, I've amended that and added in two that I missed. My brain was going to mush trying to do this one.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ITALIAN FORCES
JOE ABBRO
I have never seen an entry such as this before - has anyone else? Apart from the local papers I wouldn't know how to go about identifying this man.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've had a few Italians come up before. Cleland has two on its civic memorial and I've noticed some on RC church memorials in Edinburgh. I'm sure there will be quite a few in RC churches in Glasgow as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Cleland has two on its civic memorial


Ah yes. Cleland must have been one of the first memorials posted on this forum - and I've googled your thread from the GWF in 2004! - I'm way behind!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



DJP, 20 September 2008

LOCHGELLY WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED. – Lochgelly war memorial was unveiled yesterday afternoon in front of the Parish Church in Bank Street, and in presence of a large crowd. The memorial is a rectangular pillar in Scottish baronial style, flanked by panels on which are shown in relief the names of 257 Lochgelly men who lost their lives in the Great War. The whole is of granite, and has a very striking appearance. A large number of ex-Servicemen paraded, under the command of Lieut.-Colonel Macduff. Ex-Provost Paul presided, and an address was given by Sir Ralph Anstruther, Bart., Lord-Lieutenant of the county of Fife. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Mrs Mary Hynes, whose six sons enlisted, and two were killed and three disabled. Mr Robert Small, J.P., Town-Clerk, read the names, and the Chairman formally handed over the memorial to the custody of the Town Council, on whose behalf it was accepted by Provost Bain. The clergymen officiating were the Rev. D. M. Aitken, B.D., Church Mount U.F. Church; the Rev. R. N. Paton, B.D., Parish Church; and the Rev. R. K. Jones, Lochgelly Episcopal Church. Over 80 wreaths were laid on the memorial. The Scotsman, Thursday, 4 December 1924, 5.



9445 L.-Cpl. James Walker Lees, 1st Cameron Highlanders

Intimation has just been received that Lance-Corpl. James Less, Lochgelly, 1st Cameron Highlanders (19), has died in hospital from wounds received in action. Lance-Corpl. Lees was wounded on the 9th at the battle of Ypres. He took part in the retreat from Mons, where he was poisoned through drinking water, but afterwards returned to the front. A sad incident was that his brother Thomas, who is in the same regiment, and has taken part in practically every engagement during the war, helped to carry his wounded brother from the battlefield. The Edinburgh Evening News, Wednesday, 24 November 1914.



6825 Pte. Thomas Lees, 1st Cameron Highlanders

Intimation has been received from the Base Hospital in France that Private Thomas Lees, 1st Cameron Highlanders, Lochgelly, died from wounds received in action on 18th November [sic]. Only last week it was reported that his brother had died from wounds. Private Lees has taken part in practically every engagement since the commencement of the war. He carried his wounded brother from the battlefield, and in a letter to his relatives he said: “I had the most painful duty of carrying our young brother out of his trench to-night. He was hit a little after 11 o’clock in the forenoon, and it was after six o’clock at night before I could get him out, as it was too dangerous to expose ourselves in daylight. He was suffering a bit, but it cheered him up a lot when he heard my voice. It put me crazy when I heard him moaning. I forgot where I was, and I cursed the Germans and all that caused the war. He said to me when he left, ‘Take care, Tim, and not cop out.’ Ah! I wish I could promise him that.” The Edinburgh Evening News, Wednesday, 2 December 1914.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private Peter Carrie of the Royal Highlanders on this memorial appears on the Arbroath civic memorial also.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Film of the unveiling of the memorial on the 3rd December 1924:

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=0966&cid=78290128

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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: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following soldier is named on this memorial.

HUGHES, Bartholomew Private 17469 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Born: Falls of Fire, Inverness Enlisted: Glasgow.
Age: 17 Date of Death: 29/06/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Family Notes: Son of Patrick and Catherine Hughes, of Tempe House, Lochgelly, Fife.
Other notes: Private Hughes’s Medal Index Card shows him as entering the Gallipoli Theatre of Operations on 19/5/1915.
Census notes: The 1901 Scottish Census shows the Hughes family (residing at, New Docks' G'mouth Hut No 1, Grangemouth, Inverness) as follows; Patrick (Born Ireland; Navvies Foreman & Hut keeper, aged 33) and Catherine (aged 31) and their children, John (aged 9), Mary (aged 7), Patrick (aged 5), Bartholomew (aged 3), Sarah (aged 2) and Michael (aged 1).
Special Notes: Private Hughes is listed on the IWM records and Soldiers Died (Part 73) and his Medal Index Card with his date of death shown as “30/6/15;” the CWGC shows the date as “29/6/15”.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.
Other memorials: Private Hughes is commemorated on the Lochgelly War Memorial (located in front of the Parish Church), Bank Street, Lochgelly, Fife; he is also named in the Scottish Roll of Honour in the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh.
Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume IV, Page 204.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Stkr. James Todd Forsyth Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
ROYAL NAVY
Stkr James T Forsyth, Bulwark


(Glasgow Herald 1st Dec 1914)
"Amongst those lost on H.M.S. Bulwark were two Coatbridge men. One was James Forsyth, a grocer, who was employed for a time in William Baird and co's stores at Gartsherrie and Annethill. He resided with his sister, Mrs Campbell, at Greenbrae Terrace, Corsewall Street, Coatbridge. He was 23 years of age and joined the Navy a year ago."

Name: FORSYTH, JAMES TODD
Initials: J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Bulwark."
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/11/1914
Service No: SS/113685
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary Fraser Todd Forsyth, of 55, South St., Lochgelly, Fife. Native of Clackmannan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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