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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Footdee, Aberdeen Harbour Reply with quote

There are no photographs of this memorial available yet but we have two sources confirming its location. One of the sources is the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historic Monuments in Scotland (RCAHMS) and the details are taken from their Canmore database. The other source is the United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials (UKNIWM) database

From RCAHMS

Aberdeen Harbour, Pocra Quay, War Memorial
Alternative Names: Footdee; Fittie
Type of Site: War Memorial
NMRS Number: NJ90NE 212
Map reference: NJ 9579 0570
Parish: Aberdeen
Council: Aberdeen, City Of
Former District: City Of Aberdeen
Former Region: Grampian

From UKNIWM
UKNIWM Ref no:5830

FOOTDEE

Address
POCRA QUAY
NEW PIER RD
FOOTDEE
GRAMPIAN
SCOTLAND

Type: COMPOSITE
OS Map Ref: NJ 957 057

Inscription:

THIS MEMORIAL
ERECTED BY
THE INHABITANTS OF FOOTDEE AND
(FRIENDS?)
AS A LASTING TOKEN OF THANKS
TO THE SAILORS AND SOLDIERS OF THE
DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR UNGRUDGING
SERVICE AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR ALL
TO THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
ST JOHN XV - 13
UNVEILED BY
JAMES TULLOCH MP
16TH AUGUST 1919
1939 - 1945 PANELS
UNVEILED BY
ALEXANDER D WATSON
21ST MAY 1945

Components
Component Material(s) Height Width Depth Condition
OBELISK GRANITE - KEMNAY 6500MM GOOD
PLAQUES BRONZE GOOD

Physical Description
OBELISK ON A SERIES OF SQUARE STEPPED BASES ORIENATED TO THE COMPASS POINTS AND ENCLOSED BY A PLAIN GATED RAILING, WITH TWO RELIEF PANELS ILLUSTRATING SERVICEMEN AS BELOW AS BELOW

PLAQUE ONEDEPICTS A GORDON HIGHLANDER LOOKING INLAND AND PLAQUE TWO DEPICTS A SAILOR LOOKING OUT TO SEA

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
FIRST WORLD WAR
Died 35
SECOND WORLD WAR
Died 47

Ceremonies
Date: MAY 1949
Role Performed By
UNVEILING MR ALEXANDER WATSON
Date: AUG 1919
Role Performed By
UNVEILING MR JAMES TULLOCH


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject: Photo of memorial Reply with quote

Last time I went down there is was fenced off will try to get a photograph without the fence. Anne
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still fenced off 3 years later!







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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good photos,

Why is it cordoned off - is someone taking the p*!s
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There have been a lot of new paving slabs laid between the memorial and the river bank. It also extends for quite some distance in either diection. It looks quite recent, perhaps more recent than 2007 and it is just coincedence it is cordoned off and once the paving is finished they will be removed.

The new pedestal is a nice touch.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: William Thomson Reply with quote

Thomson William Stoker 1509S Royal Naval Reserve HMS Invincible Age 26 Died At Sea 31-May-16 Son of William & Rachel Hunter Milne, (formerly Thomson), 42 Victoria Rd; Torry, Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour : 6 Links St; Portsmouth Naval Memorial M. R. 03 Panel 23 City & Footdee
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Alexander Main Reply with quote

Main Alexander Morrice Stoker 1888V Royal Naval Reserve HMS Invincible Age 32 Died At Sea 31-May-16 Son of the late William Main, Footdee, Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour: 8 Links St; Husband of the late Maria Cromarty Main. Portsmouth Naval Memorial M. R. 03 Panel 23 City & Footdee
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Donald McKenzie Fowler Reply with quote

Fowler Donald McKenzie Deck Hand 3983DA Royal Naval Resrve (T) HMD Ferndale Age 31 Died At Sea 27-Dec-15 City Roll of Honour: 3 South Square, Footdee. Son of James & Margaret Ann Duguid Masson Fowler, 90 Victoria Rd; Aberdeen. Portsmouth Naval Memorial M. R. 03 Panel 10 City & Footdee
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: John Allan Fowler Reply with quote

Fowler John Allan 2nd Hand 2036/S/A Royal Naval Resrve (T) b St Nicholas 21/01/1874 Age 42 Died Home 19-Mar-16 Husband of Jessie Campbell, 40 Clarence St; Aberdeen. Son of James & Margaret Ann Duguid Fowler. City Roll of Honour: 40 Clarence St; Aberdeen (East St Clements Churchyard) U. K. Aberdeen (East St Clements) C.37 City & Footdee
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:30 pm    Post subject: Adam H Thomson Reply with quote

Thomson Adam H Deck Hand Royal Naval Reserve HMD Taits Age 36 Died At Sea 15-May-17 Son of David & Marion Harlus Thomson. City Roll of Honour :5 Middle Row, Aberdeen. Husband of Elspet Jenkins MacMillan, (formerly Thomson) 14 Pocra Quay, Footdee, Aberdeen. Portsmouth Naval Memorial M. R. 03 Panel 23 City & Footdee
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: William Morrice Reply with quote

Morrice William Trimmer Royal Naval Reserve (T) Age 29 Died Home 09-Dec-14 Son of John Morrice, 14 Findlay Blds; Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour : 21 Berry St; Husband of Josephine Deans Morrice, 12 Charlotte St; Aberdeen. H.M.S. Isle Prince. Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery U. K. Tynemouth (Preston) K.C.12138 City & Footdee
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Baxter Arthur Fife Mortimer Deck Hand 532 Royal Naval Reserve HMS Dalhousie b Footdee, Aberdeen 09/06/1889 Age 27 Died on Active Ser. Iraq 17-Jul-16 Son of William Baxter & Susan Smith Morrice Mitchell Baxter. City Roll of Honour : 26 North Square. Trinity B No 62. Basra War Cemetery, Iraq Iraq 6 Plot VI Row X Grave 14 City & Footdee
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