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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: STRACATHRO Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following plaque was affixed to the boundary wall adjacent the gate. Thought it may be of general interest;

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The little logo on the last plaque is for this organisation:

Siol nan Giadheal - the Scottish Cultural and Fraternal Organisation.

I don't know anything about them but they seem to be an ultra- nationalist political organisation of some sort. Probably best not dwell on their activities since this forum is not here for poltical discussion.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:29 am    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

Alexander Walker Pte 4/5 Black Watch
John Milne Pte 3/5 Black Watch
George Hendry Pte 1st Black Watch
William Cowie Pte 1st London Scot.
James King Pte 7th Gordon Hrs.
James Murray Pte 43 Batt. Canadians
George L. Anderson Pte 43 Batt. Canadians
Frederick Cowie Sapr 205 Field Coy R.F.

WW2

Martin Findlay Royal Marine Commando
Ian C. Traill R.A.F.
James P. Morrison 2nd Royal Scots
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:11 pm    Post subject: Unveiling Reply with quote

Unveiled on Sunday 29th August 1920 by Mrs Hugh Campbell.Designed and sculptedby Chas Davidson & sons,Brechin from rubislaw granite.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:19 am    Post subject: James King Pte GH 7th Bn Reply with quote

James King L/cpl 2894 7th Gordon Highlanders e Banchory Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 08/06/1916 Stracathro Gardener killed employed at Stracathro House. Soldiers Effects: Sister: Elizabeth. Service Returns: 118/AF 393. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 Brechin Advertiser 27-06-16
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander Walker Pte 4/5 Black Watch

Alexander Walker age 34 Private (6337 & 202238) 4th /5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Alexander was a gardener at Stracathro House when he enlisted.
Born 1882 at Brechin, Forfarshire/Angus. Son of Alexander and Jane Dalziel (Stoba) Walker of Roadside, New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire.
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic983-0-asc-15.html
Husband of Ina Reid of 6 Glamis Road, Forfar who he married in 1913 in Stracathro, Forfarshire.
(Source:Army Registers of Soldiers effects and GRoS Marriage Register)
Killed in Action on 7 February 1917 and buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the New Abbey Parish War Memorial together with his brother Jacob Walker, Private (24072) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who died on 30 July 1916 on the Somme.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=258
A third brother Archibald Walker, Rifleman (29564) of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade was severely wounded in September 1917 but, happily, survived.
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