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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Portgordon War Memorial Reply with quote

Opposite the Portgordon Post Office:



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't quite figure out what was happening with the names here until I relaised the middle photograh is the Second World War panel. First and last WW1, middle WW2.

There are 28 names listed for both conflicts, which is quite unusual. The large number of local men serving in the RNR means they probably suffered fewer fatalities than other Scottish communities of a similar size in the Great War but more in the Second.

For the Great War most are RNRT. These were RNR men serving on their own Trawlers. You'll probably find several were lost in the same vessels on the same date.

These two CWGC entries prove which panels are which.

CURRIE, JOHN
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Service No: 4158
Additional information: Son of George and Helen Currie. Native of Port Gordon, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: R. II. Q. 3.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN


HOTCHKISS, JOHN MCKENZIE STEWART
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (S)
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Hecla.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 12/11/1942
Additional information: Son of James Stewart Hotchkiss and Susan Hotchkiss, of Port Gordon, Banffshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 77, Column 1.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam,

I was posting in a bit of a rush last night, but it was not immediately obvious from which conflict the names pertained. I'll try to get another photo when it is not quite so dark!

I will try harder next time Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Portgordon War Memorial Reply with quote

Was in Buckie area today and took photos at Portgordon among others, before checking the Forum. Have added the name panels to complement the existing photos.

The Portgordon War Memorial was unveiled on the evening of 7 June,
1921 by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. The memorial was designed
by Wittet, Architects, Elgin and erected by J. R. Henderson, Sculptor,
Elgin.
Wreaths were laid by three little girls whose fathers were lost during the
war - Hilda Coull, Georgina Hendry and Isabella Smith.











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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last man listed on the Second World War panel, George Slater, was a Merchant Seaman lost on the Convoy Rescue vessel SS 'Stockport'

SLATER, GEORGE
Rank: Sailor
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Stockport (Grimsby)
Age: 26
Date of Death: 25/02/1943
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Isabella Slater, of Port Gordon, Banffshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 102.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

For more information about the crew and the loss of the 'Stockport' please see this thread on the Scottish War Graves Project forum

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=563

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:30 pm    Post subject: Alexander John Nichol Reply with quote

Nichol Alexander John Chief Officer M M S.S. "Wimmera" (Melbourne) born Portgordon Age 40 Died At Sea 26-Jun-18 Son of Alexander John and Jean Nichol; Husband of Ella Mary Nichol, of 31, Park Rd., Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales. Born at Port Gordon, Scotland. Tower Hill Memorial, Mercantile Marine Memorial M. R. 39
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: John Coull WO no info Reply with quote

Coull John WO RNR T
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Skipper Peter Coull Reply with quote

Coull Peter Skipper H.M. Drifter Brothers Gem Mercantile Marine Age 26 28-Oct-18 Son of Peter and Margaret Coull, of 27, Gordon St., Port Gordon, Banffshire. Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton M. R. 40
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: Skipper Alexander Geddes Reply with quote

Geddes Alexander Skipper H.M. Trawler Fraser RNR 17-Jun-17 Portsmouth Naval Memorial M. R. 03 Panel 27
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:38 pm    Post subject: Skipper George M Geddes Reply with quote

Geddes George M Skipper Gold Medal (Serbia) H.M. Drifter Clavis RNR Age 49 09-Jul-16 Husband of Isabella Geddes, of 19, Gordon St., Port Gordon, Banffshire. Portsmouth Naval Memorial M. R. 03 Panel 22
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Adam Gordon Mate Reply with quote

Gordon Adam 2nd Hand 3945DA MiD Royal Naval Reserve H M Drifter Admirable Age 21 Died At Sea 15-May-17 Son of Charles & Catherine A Gordon, Westfield, Port Gordon, Banffshire. City Roll of Honour: 221 Union Grove. Portsmouth Naval Memorial M. R. 03 Panel 27 City & Portgordon
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Jospeh Hendry Mate Reply with quote

Hendry Joseph 2nd Hand 1959/SA CGM H.M.S. Venerable RNR 30-Oct-18 Buckie New Cemetery U. K. Buckie D.562
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