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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Banff Reply with quote

Banff - Banff & Buchan District
Banff , UKNIWM Ref No. 8645

The Banff war memorial is a grey granite cenotaph of dreseed stone which stands on a raised plinth area with a curving wall of grey granite rustic blocks behind. The names of the WWI dead are listed on ten tablets set into the face of the wall, with the names of the WWII dead on two additional panels also set into the face of the wall at either end.
The monument stands by the roadside at Seafield Street and Castle Street.
Photograph below supplied and reproduced courtesy of Stan Bruce. Copyright Stan Bruce.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this Banff & MacDuff visitors website "The Princess Royal in 1921 laid the foundation stone of the war memorial in Castle Street"

http://www.banff-macduff.com/page/12/Historical_Visitors.html
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman - Saturday, 28th May 1921, page 8

    BANFF WAR MEMORIAL

    FOUNDATION STONE LAID BY PRINCESS-ROYAL.

    The Princess-Royal, who was accompanied by Princess Maud, yesterday laid the foundation stone of Banff burgh war memorial. The memorial is to take the form of a shrine, to be erected in the Castle Park, on an eminence overlooking a magnificent view of Banff Bay, and of Macduff on the other side of the water. The ceremony attracted an attendance of several thousand people from the town and district. Almost two hundred ex-Service men were on parade, under Major Hutchison, D.S.O., M.C., and there were large representations also of Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, and hundreds of school children, marshalled in rows by their teachers. There was a band also of pipers and drummers. Mr and Mrs Macintosh, Fife Lodge, were in attendance on Their Royal Highnesses, who were received by Mr-Gordon Duff, of Drummuir, Vice-Lieutenant of Banffshire, in the unavoidable absence of the Lord-Lieutenant, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. Miss Jean Murray, the little daughter of the Provost of Banff, presented a lovely bouquet to the Princess-Royal. The Provost presented to the Princess-Royal the officers of the guard of honour and others, including Colonel Fleming Keith; Clerk of Lieutenancy; Dr Kelly, Aberdeen, the architect of the memorial; and Mr Barton who has gifted the ground in the Castle Park for its erection. The Rev. Dr Bruce, Banff, led in a prayer of dedication, and the company joined in singing "O God our help in ages past."

    ADDRESS PRESENTED.

    In an address from the municipality, read by the Town-Clerk, sincere thanks were offered to Her Royal Highness for the honour she had conferred on the community by her presence and in laying the foundation stone. It was recognised that in the manifold good works of the late Duke of Fife the Princess was intimately associated with his Grace, and that Her Royal Highness had taken a warm interest in the achievement of the brave men from the districts in whose honour they were assembled there that day.

    The Princess Royal, in reply, said It is a great pleasure to me to be with you again, and I thank you most warmly for the very genuine welcome which you have given to me and my daughter. Your affectionate reference to the Duke, who always had the wellbeing of your ancient burgh at heart, has touched me deeply. I consider it a high and solemn privilege to perform the ceremony which you have invited me to do. I pray that this cenotaph, when reared, will, for all ages to come, be a testimony of the spirit of loyalty and self sacrifice which dominated your citizens who fought and laid down their lives in defence of this country, and be an incentive to future generations to follow their glorious example, should the hour of danger ever again arise. I offer my heartfelt sympathies to all who mourn the loss of these brave men, whose names this monument is to commemorate. They have the consolation of knowing that their dear ones have made the highest possible sacrifice.

    LAYING FOUNDATION STONE.

    The Princess was afterwards handed a trowel, with which she spread the cement. The foundation stone was lowered, and Her Royal Highness applied the level the same level that was used in laying the foundation stone of Balmoral Castle many years ago and tapped the stone with the mallet, and declared it to be well and truly laid. The Union Jack was lowered half-mast, and after a wreath from ex-service men had been laid on the memorial, the pipers played "The Flowers o' the Forest." Dr Kelly presented to Her Royal Highness a silver trowel as a souvenir of the occasion, and the National Anthem was sung. The Princess Royal expressed a desire that there should be presented to her the relatives of deceased service men, and with these, over 100 in number, who had been allotted special seats in the enclosure, both Princesses shook hands.

    Later, the Princess Royal held a reception in Fife Arms Hotel, when Her Royal Highness had as her guests over 100 people from Banff, Macduff, and district. The Princesses afterwards paid a private visit to Fife Lodge and Montcoffer House.

    They leave to-day on their return to London.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: Burgh of Banff War Memorial Reply with quote

BANFF
UKNIWM Ref: 8645

Address
CASTLE ST
BANFF
GRAMPIAN
SCOTLAND

Location Details: JUNCTION OF CASTLE ST & SEAFIELD ST TOWN CENTRE

OS Map Ref: NJ 689 639


Banff now finds itself in the ridiculous situation that the County town of the former County of Banff now finds itself located in Aberdeenshire. I suspect those named here would be horrified at the interference of Edinburgh based " modernisers " to blot out from history the County they left to make the Ultimate Sacrifice.
Due to public outcry signs indicating " Historic Banffshire " are now being erected on the old County boundaries for the 2009 Homecoming year.


The wall to the rear is of Tillyfourie granite, the Cenotaph is of Kemnay granite.











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The names of the Fallen are on 12 seperate panels (10 WW1 & 2 WW2). They have been shown here in pairs to allow the names to be readable.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there no surnames beginning with T/W/Y on this memorial?

Anne
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne

The McGregor - Sellar panel has been duplicated.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Banff Reply with quote

Will look into after hols. Two weeks time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta Muchness!

Enjoy your holidays Jim!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Burgh of Banff War Memorial Reply with quote

Hi Anne

Correct image is now in place giving details of Shearer - Wright.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:17 am    Post subject: William Aitken Reply with quote

William Aitken Gnr 86637 5th Canadian Field Artillery born Banff 24/08/1886 enlisted Regina, Sask. Age 31 Died F & F 04-Nov-17 Son of Alexander Aitken, City Water Works, Regina. Also Occ Butcher, in Banff lived in Victoria St; Banff. Occ: Painter. Died of Gas & pneumonia. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Fr 0102 Plot VIII Row I Grave 100 BA 29-11-17 3/2
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:18 am    Post subject: James A Alexander Reply with quote

James A Alexander Age 30 Son of Provost Alexander, Banff. Occ: Engineer. BA 29-3-17 5/6
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:20 am    Post subject: Charles Monteith Allan Reply with quote

Charles Monteith Allan Pte 106074 30th Machine Gun Corps (Inf) born Banff enlisted Glasgow Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 21-Mar-18 Son of Jeanie (nee Clarke) Allan, 93 Dundrennan Rd; Langside, Glasgow & the late James Allan. Formerly 46091 R. Scots. Pozieres Memorial M. R. 27 Panel 90 to 93
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Alexander Angus Pte 420592 16th Canadian Inf (Manitoba Regt) born Banff 09/05/1884 enlisted Winnipeg Age 32 Died of Wounds F & F 11-Sep-16 Son of Mrs Rose Ann Angus, 28 Carmelite St; Banff. Served in the South African Campaign. Also Wrights Close, Banff. Occ: Labourer. Contay British Cemetery Fr 0059 Plot I Row B Grave 26 BA 28-9-16 4/5
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Alexander Asher Pte 10915 6th Gordon Highlanders b Banff e Keith Age 18 Killed in Action F&F 04/06/1915 Son of Alexander G Grant & Margaret Ann Asher. 1901 Census: 67 N Cast St; Banff. Fa Occ: Boat Builder. Soldiers Effects: Father: Alex Grant Asher. Boat Builder, Banff. Will: 67 North Castle Street, Banff. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 - 41 Daily Record 01-07-15 P6 AWJ 11-06-15 P8: Banff

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Ian Forbes Clark Badenoch 2nd Lt Albert Medal 20th Royal Fusiliers born Banff Age 19 Died of Wounds F & F 19-Mar-17 Son of John A Badenoch, Accounant & Mrs Badenoch, Sentosa, Banff. Mother: Georgina Dingwall (nee Joiner) Badenoch. Officers Book page 66. (Received in his attempt to save life in bombing accident). Formerly Argyll & Sutherland Highlander. La Neuville Communal Cemetery Fr 0067 Row B Grave 92 BA 29-3-17 5/6
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