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Keptie



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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: aberfeldy Reply with quote

Mike

thanks for that , did not realise that you had found the other Robert Campbell

Yes Im from Arbroath originally but not lived there since the late 1960s as I moved away to join the Police but recently came back home to Angus after my retiral

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: aberfeldy memorial Reply with quote

did a bit of research regarding the canadian names on the memorial

lieutenant DAVID CLARK GRIEVE 13TH BATT CANADIAN INFANTRY
DOB OCTOBER 1890 ABERFELDY
OCCUPATION - BANK CLERK
SINGLE
DIED APRIL 9TH 1917. BURIED ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY PLOT VI.C. 17
SON OF ALEXANDER AND MRS GRIEVE OF ABERFELDY.

CAPTAIN ALEXANDER MACGREGOR 28TH BATT CANADIAN INFANTRY
DOB 22 FEB 1887 ABERFELDY
OCCUPATION - BANKER
MARRIED - GERTRUDE ELEANOR MACGREGOR
DIED AUG 9TH 1918.BURIED ROSIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY PLOT I.D. 13
SON OF DUNCAN AND MARY MACGREGOR HUSBAND OF GERTRUDE OF 2150 OSLER STREET ST, REGINA SASKATCHEWAN.

PRIVATE HUGH DOUGLAS 439201 52ND BATT CANADIAN INFANTRY
DOB 28 AUG 1880 GLASGOW
OCCUPATION - FIREMAN
SINGLE
DIED DEC 16TH 1916.BURIED MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY.PLOT III.K.3
SON OF MAJOR AND MRS DOUGLAS, OF GARDEN VILLA ,ABERFELDY.

PRIVATE CHARLES MCKENZIE CAMPELL 639112 41ST BATT CANADIAN INFANTRY
DOB NOV 3RD 1893 DUNKELD
OCCUPATION - FARMER
SINGLE
LIVED IN LYNDHURST ONTARIO.
MOTHER MARGARET CAMPBELL 185 CROCKSTON ST GLASGOW.

I CAN FIND NO TRACE OF A PRIVATE ALEX NAUGHTON.

HOPE THIS INFO IS OF USE TO YOU.
ALL THE BEST GAZ T.
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REMBERING L/CPL WILLIAM HARVEY 51190 PRINCESS PATRICIAS CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY KIA 4/5/15 AND PRIVATE ANDREW HOOD 22440 ROYAL SCOTS KIA 26/9/17.
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mikky



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gaz.
Alexander MacNaughton 52nd CEF # 438737

I have more information on a lot of these men. The only ones I'm struggling with are Pte Robert Campbell Black Watch & Pte James Reid HLI.
There are possible James Reid HLI men, not sure which one yet, and Robert Campbell may well be an error. Unsure.
Unless anyone can find any other candidates for any of the men.

Cheers Mike
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikky wrote:
The only ones I'm struggling with are Pte Robert Campbell Black Watch & Pte James Reid HLI. Cheers Mike


PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 30.01.1915

BLAIR ATHOLL POSTMAN KILLED IN ACTION

Information has been received in Blair Atholl that Corporal George Reid, of the 1st Black Watch, has died from wounds received at the front on 30th December. Corporal Reid, who was 32 years of age, rejoined the 42d on the outbreak of the war, having previously served in the famous corps. He was unmarried, and for the last five or six years had been a postman at Blair Atholl. A brother, Private James Reid, of the H.L.I., in postal service at Aberfeldy, has been missing since the 20th September last. Both belong to Kirriemuir, and it is understood that four other brothers are serving their King and country.

Name: REID, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 20/09/1914
Service No: 10704
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Reid, of 3, Tillylass Kirriemuir.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL

James & George Reid also commemorated at Kirriemuir;

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=904&start=0
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mikky



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Hats off to THE MAN

Well done, what can I say.
That's several Pints I owe you.
Good Lad, and good work.

Cheers Mike
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikky wrote:


Hats off to THE MAN

Well done, what can I say.
That's several Pints I owe you.
Good Lad, and good work.

Cheers Mike


Pleased to help.

Mark
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mikky



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This makes Pte James Reid, the first man ( on Aberfeldy Memorial )
To have died in the Great War.

Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Robert Campbell Reply with quote

A slight new twist in the Robert Campbell man of mystery
The story so far.

On the Aberfeldy Memorial are two Robert Campbells Black Watch.

On Breadalbane Academy Memorial, likewise two Robert Campbells Black Watch. One Breadalbane Terrace, the other Factory buildings ( aka Chapel st.

One of them has been positively identified as Pte 1692 Robert McFarlane Campbell 2nd Bn Black Watch KIA 25/3/1915 Mother Margaret Campbell
His address on birth cert is Chapel st, on census Breadalbane terrace.

The other Robert Campbell is a mystery so far.

There is a Pte 2451 Neil McGregor Campbell 2nd Black Watch on Memorial KIA 7/1/1916 Father Neil Mother Ann. The Father Neil Campbell was killed in an accident in 1894, she remarried Adam Kerr.

Neil had a brother Robert Campbell born in Chapel st ( aka Factory buildings ) on 2/7/1890.

Could this be the missing Robert Campbell?
The possibilities are.

1/ Robert Campbell brother of( Neil McGregor Campbell kia 7/1/16 )
is a non comm.

2/ He survived the war and it is a mistake on the Memorial.

3/ He never served during war

4/ He died before the war started

5/ Or some other possibility.

I can find no definite link to an Aberfeldy Robert Campbell, other than Pte 1692 2nd Black Watch KIA 25/3/1915

Can anyone find a death certificate for an Aberfeldy Robert Campbell that fits the bill. I can't find one.
Where did Robert Campbell brother of Neil McGregor Campbell die?

Phew!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have recently been given new information from Dhubthaigh. The John Menzies I had identified was the wrong man.
Well done again to him.

Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander Menzies MacDonald, Pte 2310 1/14th London Scottish. KIA 1/7/1916 Gommecourt. Although in charge of water carts that day, he volunteered to take ammunition to his comrades. Under extremely heavy shell and machine gun fire, he went forward and was never seen again.
A brave man.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cpl David Reid RAMC
Book Keeper ( Single )
Lyon House
Burnside
Aberfeldy
Died 3.45pm 9/12/1921 ( Outwith CWGC parameters )
Valvicular disease of heart and influenza.
Father John Reid ( Postman )
Mother Mary ( Nee McGregor )



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As usual while looking for something else I have just found this in the Dumfries and Galloway Standard of 18 April 1917 page 2b

It is announced that Lieutenant D. C. Grieve, second son of Mr. A. Grieve, Rector of Aberfeldy Academy, and nephew of Mr. David Clark, Craig Rathan, Colvend and Baillie Clark, Dalbeattie, has been killed in the advance in France.
Lieutenant Grieve who was 25 years old was educated at Aberfeldy, Dalbeattie and Edinburgh University......

(a couple of para's about Canada - then)
.... He has two brothers in the service, Dr. Barrie Grieve a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and Private Donaldson Grieve, London Scottish.

On the 1901 census David, age 10, was living with his uncle David Clark at Burnside Cottage, Dalbeattie.
He is listed, as Lieut. David C. Grieve, Canadians on the Dalbeattie War Memorial http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=399
and as Grieve, David C. on the Dalbeattie Higher Public School Memorial.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5349
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
On the 1901 census David, age 10, was living with his uncle David Clark at Burnside Cottage, Dalbeattie.


The house is currently for sale - details at
http://www.dgspc.co.uk/details.asp?id=20711

Some "Cottage" Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth, thank you very much for that excellent information. Would be very interested in any information anyone else may come across.
Thanks again, really appreciate it.

Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting the David was living with Uncle. Is there anything special about Dalbeattie school that he would be there, or can anyone think of a reason why he might be living away from parents?

Mike
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