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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:23 am    Post subject: William Forbes Mitchell Taylor Reply with quote

William Forbes Mitchell Taylor Sjt 291746 7th Gordon Highlanders b Kemnay e Aberdeen Age 23 Killed in Action F & F 26-Mar-18 Son of Ann Taylor, 21 York St; Peterhead, Aberdeenshire & the late William Taylor. City Roll of Honour: Stanley Cottage, Laurencekirk : date 23rd. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 City & Laurencekirk

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:24 am    Post subject: William Reid Wards Reply with quote

William Reid Wards Pte S/42152 8th Seaforth Highlanders b Garvock e Aberdeen Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 28-Jul-18 Son of Mr John Wards, Bent, Laurencekirk. 1901 Census: Rowenshaw, Garvock. Son of John & Jessie Wards. Formerly 17915 TR. Soissons Memorial M. R. 18

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: John Spence Watson Reply with quote

John Spence Watson Pte 290259 6th Gordon Highlanders born Montrose enlisted Laurencekirk Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 23-Apr-17 Son of Mrs Elsie Watson, Crown Alley, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. 1901 Census: Garvock: Cottarhouse E Bathagarty. Athies Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0451 Row GGrave 23

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: David S Will Reply with quote

David S Will Pte 646 7th Gordon Highlanders b Laurencekirk 1898 e Laurencekirk Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 07-Jan-17 Son of Elizabeth Will, 188 High St; Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire & the late David Will. 1901 Census: 173 High St; Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:28 am    Post subject: James MacKay Reply with quote

James MacKay Pte Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeo.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Great War Names.





The second world war names and post war additions.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deleboy

Many thanks for getting photographs. I have now added them to the first post in this thread since it makes sense for them to be there.

I like the descriptions of the Post-1945 conflicts. Falkland Islands Campaign - not War and Asssisting Civil Power in Northern Ireland

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the details of the two post-1945 names

MITCHELL, Clark
Rank: LSgt
Service: Army
Service Number: 24185774
Regiment/Corps: SCOTS GUARDS
Place of Birth/Home Town: Edinburgh
Date of Birth: 17 February 1956
Age: 26
Date of Death: 14 June 1982
Cemetery Name: Laurencekirk Cemetery,
Cemetery Address: Kincardineshire
Grave Section: Plot K
Grave Number: 111
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

No obvious Lauencekirk connection for the next man. He was in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps - was this bomb disposal?

CLARK, William James
Rank: SSgt
Service: Army
Service Number: 23239297
Regiment/Corps: RAOC
Place of Birth/Home Town: Singapore
Date of Birth: 29 October 1937
Age: 34
Date of Death: 03 August 1972
Cemetery Name: Acklam Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Middlesborough
Grave Number: B 1944
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William James Clark did work in Bomb Disposal. He is listed as a Warrant Officer in the Felix Memorial Garden in Northern Ireland. See Here

http://www.palacebarracksmemorialgarden.org/Felix%20Memorial%20Garden.htm

321 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Aged 34, RAOC, killed as he examined an IRA device left
on the main Sion Mills to Clady Road.
The explosives were packed into a 10-gallon drum.
Warrant Officer Clark first used a small charge to blow
the top off the drum, he them went back to examine it
when the device exploded.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: WW2 Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW2

Sub.Lt. Robt. G. Anderson, R.N.R.
Pte. Alex. Chalmers, Royal Scots
Cpl. Jas. Chalmers, R.A.F.
Sgt. WM. Chalmers, R.A.F.
F/Sgt. Andrew Clark, R.A.F.
A/B. WM. Y. Cleghorn, R.N.
Sgt/OB. Norman W. Fyffe, R.A.F.
Spr. Chas. R. Heron, R.E.
F/O. Jas H. Horne, R.A.F.
Pte. WM. Mowatt, Canadian Forces

Pte. John Jessiman, R.A.S.C.
F/Sgt. James R. McIntosh, R.A.F.
GD.M. John McKen, Scots Gds
Spr. Jas. Murray, R.E.
Pte. Robt. Robertson, Gordon Hrs
Cfmn. Jas. G. Ross, R.E.M.E.
C.S.M. Randall Scott, Gordon Hrs
Pte. Jas M. Shiach, R.A.P.C.
Cpl. Douglas I. Turriff, Gordon Hrs


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Robert Gourlay Anderson Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: ANDERSON, ROBERT GOURLAY
Initials: R G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (E)
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Dunvegan Castle"
Age: 26
Date of Death: 28/08/1940
Additional information: Son of David Kinnear and Agnes Carruthers Anderson, of Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 2.
Cemetery: TULLAGHOBEGLEY CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD

SNWM
Surname: ANDERSON
Firstname: Robert Gourlay
Date of death: 28/08/1940
SNWM roll: ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES
Rank: Ty Sub Lieut (E)
Theatre of death: R.N.R. H.M.S. DUNVEGAN CASTLE.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Alexander Chalmers Reply with quote

Private Alexander Chalmers died as a POW of the Japanese when the transport ship Lisbon Maru left Hong Kong for Shanghai with 1816 prisoners on board. It was sunk by American submarine USS Grouper.
820 of the prisoners died in the sinking, more later from wounds and illness associated with the event.

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Name: CHALMERS, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: between 01/10/1942 and 02/10/1942
Service No: 2880057
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Chalmers, of Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 11.
Memorial: SAI WAN MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: CHALMERS
Firstname: Alexander
Service number: 2880057
Date of death: 01/10/1942
Place of birth: Kincardineshire
Other: - 02-10-42.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (THE ROYAL REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: At Sea
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: James Chalmers Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: CHALMERS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 5023 Airfield Construction Sqdn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 05/05/1945
Service No: 1070222
Additional information: Son of Alexander Geddes Chalmers and of Elizabeth Chalmers (nee Low); husband of Elizabeth Jane Chalmers, of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 12. A. 14.
Cemetery: BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: William Chalmers Reply with quote

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Name: CHALMERS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W. Op.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 40 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 05/01/1942
Service No: 1256369
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Chalmers, of Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint grave I. K. 21-22.
Cemetery: CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY

SNWM
Surname: CHALMERS
Firstname: William
Service number: 1256369
Date of death: 05/01/1942
Place of birth: Laurencekirk
SNWM roll: ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank: Sgt
Theatre of death: R.A.F.V.R. Med.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Andrew Clark Reply with quote

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Name: CLARK, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 47
Date of Death: 26/10/1945
Service No: 333441
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Jean H. Clark, of Laurencekirk; husband of Jean H. Clark, of Laurencekirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. Grave 58.
Cemetery: LAURENCEKIRK CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: CLARK
Firstname: Andrew
Service number: 333441
Date of death: 26/10/1945
Place of birth: Laurencekirk
SNWM roll: ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank: Flt Sgt
Theatre of death: R.A.F. M.C.
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