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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Portsoy War Memorial Reply with quote

Photo needed.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some of my photo's:






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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PORTSOY
UKNIWM Ref: 8671

Address
PARISH CHURCH
SEAFIELD ST
PORTSOY
GRAMPIAN
SCOTLAND


OS Map Ref: NJ 588 660


Great photos Roxy.

This splendid memorial, of Creetown granite, was the work of Messrs Stewart & Co, Aberdeen and unveiled in 1923. It is very similar to the mourning soldiers at New Elgin and Tarland. New Elgin was carved by Robert Warrack Morrison.
Morrison was employed by Morren & Co, Aberdeen but did a number of commissioned works for Stewart & Co including Tarland.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private Alexander Wood, 242029, 1st Batt. Gordon Highlanders, died 26th September 1917 at Zonnebek, Passchendale. He has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 135/136 at Tyne Cot.

As well as this commemoration on Portsoy Memorial he is also mentioned on the Fraserburgh Memorial as he lived, worked and joined up in the Broch.

He was born in Portsoy 2nd April 1885, second son of William Wood, Portknockie (Wildie Post) and Elizabeth Margaret Gardiner (of Cullen).
He appears on the 1891 census at Schoolhendry St, and 1901 in Seatown, but the family home was later 3 Wood Street, Portsoy.
Alexander (Alicky Post) became a Cooper and married Isabella Sim in Fraserburgh in January 1910.
Isabella's brothers Thomas and John were in the Gordons so this is possibly why he joined the Army instead of a Naval Service; certainly the rest of the Woods were all sea-faring.

Isabella was widowed with five children; her parents helped with their upbringing and she worked as a herring gutter.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that post. That's one more name on a memorial that has been turned into a real person for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Paul. That's just a brief synopsis.
I just wish I'd been able to find out all the stuff I now have before my father in law died. He didn't know his father or anything about his death, but we wrote to Commonwealth Graves Commission about 25 years ago and found some basic information.

I'm not sure but the James Wood, Mate, Merchant Services, on the WW2 part of the memorial could be Alexander's brother James.
I know he died off the Isle of Bute in 1944 and he was a Mate in the Merchant Navy. However, the cause of death was "Lost Overboard" so it could be another James Wood as nothing on the certificate suggested it was war-related.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Alexander W Adamson Reply with quote

Adamson Alexander W Pte 35266 2nd Highland Light Infantry b Portsoy, Banffshire e Keith r Portsoy Died of Wounds F & F 03-Dec-17 Formerly 1442 Gordons. Grevillers British Cemetery Fr 0512 Plot VIII Row D Grave 11
1901 Census
Name: Alexander Adamson
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Relationship: Son
Mother's Name: Helen
Gender: Male
Where born: Portsoy, Banffshire
Registration Number: 153/2
Registration district: Portsoy
Civil parish: Fordyce
Town: Portsoy
County: Banffshire
Address: Burnside St
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 167
Line: 1


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:45 pm    Post subject: Henry Angus Reply with quote

Angus Henry Pte 3599 7th Gordon Highlanders b Macduff e Banchory Age 31 Died of Wounds F & F 13-Jun-16 Son of Alexander & Mary Watson Angus, 9 Cullen St; Portsoy, Banffshire. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot I Row D Grave 07 Kingswells & Portsoy
1901 Cenus
Name: Henry Angus
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Relationship: Serv (Servant)
Gender: Male
Where born: MacDuff, Banffshire
Registration Number: 153/1
Registration district: Fordyce
Civil parish: Fordyce
County: Banffshire
Address: Barnyards Of Findlater
Occupation: Farm Servant Ploughman
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 76
Line: 10


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: William B Begg Reply with quote

1901 Census
Name: William Begg
Age: 9
Estimated birth year: abt 1892
Relationship: Grandson
Gender: Male
Where born: Athelstaneford, Haddingtonshire
Registration Number: 153/2
Registration district: Portsoy
Civil parish: Fordyce
Town: Portsoy
County: Banffshire
Address: Seafield St
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 79


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Marcus Calder Reply with quote

Marcus Calder Pte S/43769 1st Gordon Highlanders b Fordyce, Banff. e Banff Age 28 Died of Wounds F & F 22-May-18 Only son of Marcus & Isabella Calder, Reporter Buildings, 36-42 Church St; Portsoy. Native of Wick, Caithness. Pernes British Cemetery Fr 0010 Plot I Row F Grave 40

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Alexander Chalmers Reply with quote

Alexander Chalmers Pte S/19615 7th Gordon Highlanders b Fordyce e Aberdeen Age 19 Died of Wounds F & F 11-Apr-18 Grandson of Mr & Mrs Alexander Chalmers, 28 Schoolhenry St; Portsoy, Banffshire. Lillers Communal Cemetery Fr 0201 Plot V Row F Grave 43

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: James A Clark Reply with quote

James Alexander Clark Pte 4240550 5th Gordon Highlanders b Portsoy e Peterhead Age 18 Killed in Action F & F 26-Mar-16 Son of George & Elspet Jane Clark, 42 Chapel St; Portsoy, Banffshire Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9

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