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Dundee: Clepington parish Church **Photos required**

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Dundee: Clepington parish Church **Photos required** Reply with quote

This CLEPINGTON PARISH CHURCH, Dundee (now merged but still in use by the two congregations I think) has a MARBLE PLAQUE to the Casualties of the Great War :

Two sons of the minister The Rev Dr David Robertson are listed on the name Marble Plaque:

They are :

2nd Lieutenant James Whittinghame Robertson , 7th Bn Black Watch kia 23 April 1917 . He had attended St Andrews University and was a member of the St Andrews Uni OTC and was in 1914 on the outbreak of the war a Probationer Minister under his Uncle at Whittinghame in the Lothians . He served in the ranks of the Argylls before being commissioned in the 7th Black Watch . He was a twin and the family til around 1917 lived at the Manse in Broughty Ferry .

Lieutenant William Stewart Robertson , MC ; 10 Bn Black Watch att 4/5 Bn Black Watch kia 3 Sept 1916 . He was in 1914 a university student at St Andrews Uni and a cadet in their OTC . He was commissined 2nd Lieutenant into the 8 Bn Black Watch in Sept 1914 .

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Names on memorial Reply with quote

Pat.
Any further names from this memorial?I`m wondering if this is original to the Church or was relocated from Hilltown UF in the 1970s?
Any help appreciated
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See here

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3555

for the Whittenghame War Memorial where the REv Robertson is also listed.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:07 pm    Post subject: Clepington parish church Dundee ( now joined Reply with quote

I know that I did some research on the two sons of The Rev Dr D R Robertson who was minister at Clepington Parish Church and he resided at the Manse at Elmslea , 2 Seafield Road Broughty Ferry Angus . I think that The Rev Dr D R Robertson was the first minister at that Clepington Parish church and I think was still there when two of his sons were killed in action in WW1 . The sons were of course Lt William Stewart Robertson MC ,10 Black Watch attached to 4/5 Bn Black Watch and 2nd Lt James Whittinghame Robertson , Black Watch . They had an elder brother The Rev Charles Robertson .

I see on the Dundee War Memorials / Roll of honour website a number of other casualties listed on the Clepington Parish Church war memorial but they are in alphabetical order on that index .

Really it needs someone to find a keyholder to get access to the kirk and photograph the war memorial in Dundee


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject: clepington parish church Dundee Reply with quote

I see on the website that CLEPINGTON Parish church and FAIRMUIR Church have joined in the recent years and they are now

CLEPINGTON & FAIRMUIR churches Dundee Presbytery . The church parish use each church on alternative Sundays for services .

I had two articles published in the ABERDEEN & NE Scotland family history society journal regarding the two soldier sons of The Rev D R Robertson :

Journal No 75 May 2000 : article pages 42-47 called My Uncle : Lt P W Anderson , Black Watch , RFC & RAF and to the undying memory of the MEN from the North east of Scotland who fell in the Great War . ( Lt William Stewart Robertson M C was in 1914 a student at St Andrews University and also a cadet in the St Andrews Uni OTC and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into the 8 Black Watch on the outbreak of the Great War . His elder brother , 2nd Lt James Whittinghame Robertson had just a year before completed his years at St Andrews University and had during his student years also been a Cadet in the St Andrews Uni OTC before taking up a career in the Ministry serving under his Uncle The Rev Robertson at Whittinghame in the lothians . On the outbreak of the Great War he volunteered and served in the ranks of the Argylls before later being commissioned into the Black Watch . )

Journal No 77 : November 2000 : articles pages 37- 40 : Brave Men of the North East of Scotland : William Stewart Robertson MC, Black Watch and brave Men of the North East of Scotland in the Great War .

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blairgowrie Advertiser 8th November 1919


Two memorial windows in memory of the ninety members of the congregation who fell in the War were dedicated on Sunday by Rev C Robertson,Little Dunkeld,son of the first minister of Clepington Parish,,Rev Dr Robertson,two of whose sons were included in the Roll of Honour.
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