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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Oldmeldrum War Memorial Reply with quote

Photo needed.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldmeldrum - Gordon District
UKNIWM Ref No. 8618

The Oldmeldrum war memorial is a dressed grey granite memorial featuring the life-size sculpture of a kilted highland infantryman with head bowed and arms reversed standing on a tapering classical pedestal which rests on a plinth of two low steps. The commemoration is on the face of the pedestal with a wreath carved in relief beneath. The names of the dead are listed on the remaining faces of the pedestal.
The monument was by Stewart & Co. of Aberdeen and the sculpture of the soldier may be the work of the Aberdeen granite mason Robert Warrack Morrison. More information on Morrison may be viewed here:
http://www.leopardmag.co.uk/feats/42/robert-morrison-king-of-the-granite-carvers

The monument stands at the entrance to the kirkyard on Kirk Brae, opposite the junction with Keil Brae, AB51 ODJ.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: Pte T Alexander Reply with quote

Alexander Thomas Pte 200522 4th Gordon Highlanders e Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 23-Apr-17 Son of Mr Alexander, Carpenter, Old Meldrum. Husband of Mrs Alexander. City Roll of Honour : 9 Granton Pl; Aberdeen. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 Evening Express - Saturday 12 May 1917Page 3: City & Oldmeldrum

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Pte G Allan Reply with quote

Allan George Pte 9477 1st Gordon Highlanders b Old Meldrum e Aberdeen Age 35 Died of Wounds F & F 14-Sep-142nd son of Charles Allan, Baker, Old Meldrum. Husband of Helen Allan, 118 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour : 75 Leslie Terr; Le Mans West (or Main) Cemetery Fr 1862 Row A Grave 6 Aberdeen Journal - Monday 21 September 1914
Page 2 City & Oldmeldrum


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: Sjt J Andrew Reply with quote

Andrew James A/sjt 5401 1st Gordon Highlanders b Old Meldrum e Aberdeen Age 39 Killed in Action F & F 10-Jan-15 Son of James & Jessie Andrew, Mill of Tulloch, Old Meldrum. Husband of Jessie Andrew, South Tulloford, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire. Aberdeen Journal - Tuesday 02 February 1915 Page 7
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Pte J Brechin Reply with quote

Brechin John Pte 1737 5th Gordon Highlanders b Meldrum 15/02/1896 e Old Meldrum Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 13-Nov-16 Son of James & C Brechin, 15 Market Square, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire. Youngest son. The Roll of Honour III page 33. Occ: Carpenter. Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1490 Row A Grave 38 Aberdeen Journal - Saturday 02 December 1916
Page 3 also 04/08/16 Page 4


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:29 pm    Post subject: Pte W G Clark Reply with quote

William George Clark Pte 12349 6th Gordon Highlanders e Keith Killed in Action F&F 04/08/1916 Soldiers Effects: Mother: Eliza Ann. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C AJ 11-09-16 P6: Old Meldrum

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Pte J Cooper Reply with quote

Cooper John Pte S/14108 4th Gordon Highlanders b Old Meldrum e Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 25-Mar-18 Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:31 pm    Post subject: Sjt L Cooper Reply with quote

Cooper Lewis Sjt 9556 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Monquhitter e Aberdeen Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 31-Oct-14 Son of Mrr & Mrs Cooper, Oldmeldrum. Husband of Charlotte Matilda Harris (formerly Cooper), 204 Alma St; Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Oldmeldrum War Memorial Reply with quote

OLDMELDRUM
UKNIWM Ref: 8618

Address
PARISH CHURCH
OLDMELDRUM
ABERDEENSHIRE
SCOTLAND

Type: SERVICEMAN/WOMAN
Denomination: CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
OS Map Ref: NJ 814 273

Inscription
ERECTED / IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS / DISTRICT WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN / THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS / LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS /


Interestingly the text dedicates this memorial to the " men of this district " rather that those from the Parish of Meldrum alone.















I have put up these images of the splendid mourning soldier figure (Gordon Highlander) aware that some will be interested to see them. It is typical of the work of sculptor Robert Warrack Morrison when engaged by Morren & Co and Stewart & Co of Aberdeen. As yet, I do not know who created this fine example.











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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject: photos Reply with quote

The photos really are good. Will transcribe asap.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Duff J Reply with quote

Duff James Pte 3/6422 1st Gordon Highlanders b Methlick e Aberdeen Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 14/12/1914 (Wytschaete) Oldmeldrum MI A44. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Duncan W Reply with quote

Duncan W Pte Gordon Highlanders
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 1:57 pm    Post subject: Gray John Reply with quote

Gray John Pte 2549 5th Gordon Highlanders b Old Meldrum e Peterhead Killed in Action F & F 13-Nov-16 Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1490 Row D Grave 68 ADJ 29/12/16 Photo
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Halliday R H Reply with quote

Halliday Robert H Pte 1162 5th Gordon Highlanders b Meldrum e Old Meldrum Killed in Action F & F 13/11/16 Son of Mr Robert Halliday, Cowgate, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire. Mother Ann. Father's Occ: Shoemaker. 1901 Census: Spring Garden Cottages, Oldmeldrum. b 1892. Buchan Observer: 1914: Cowgate, Meldrum. F Coy. Brother James also died 27-3-18. Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1490 Row A Grave 49

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