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john burnett



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Falkland Parish Church Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for the photos and Robert Herd for assistance.
UKNIWM not on.
The memorial is situated within Falkland Parish Church.





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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great. I'd passed Falkland a couple of times without success.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This church memorial has the same names as theWW1 the parish memorial except parish one has 3 extra listed.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Archibald Pringle Forrester Reply with quote

Archibald Pringle Forrester Pte S/19809 7th Gordon Highlanders born Lancaster enlisted Aberdeen residence Falkland Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 24-Jul-18 Son of Andrew Forrester, Stirling. Mother: Helen Pringle Forrester. Birth Index: Apr-May-Jun 1899. Soissons Memorial M. R. 18
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:26 pm    Post subject: Unveiling of the memorial plaque in Falkland Parish Church Reply with quote

From the Fife News of 16 October 1920 regarding the unveiling of the war memorial in Falkland Parish Church

“In Falkland Parish Church on Sunday morning [10 October], a memorial tablet was unveiled in memory of the 34 men of the parish who gave their lives in the Great War. Professor D.M. Kay, D.S.O., D.D., St Andrews University, late Principal Chaplin at Salonica, performed the unveiling ceremony. Professor Kay, assisted by the Rev. J.K. Russell, B.D., minister of the Parish Church, and the Rev. J.P. Batchelor, M.A., minister of the U.F. Church, conducted the service, which was most impressive.

There was a large united congregation including the Magistrates and Town Council, members of the Lomond Oak Lodge, and the Discharged and Demobilised Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Federation, to a number of 80.
The address was given by Professor Kay, who took as text Heb. 12 – “We are compassed about with a great cloud of witnesses.” He recalled the Japanese ceremonial after the war with Russia, when the victorious Commander-in-Chief assembled the skeleton battalions and addressed directly the spirits of their fallen comrades. Discussing what topics deserved a place in the memory of the nation, he maintained that the last decade furnished much which could not be forgotten, even if we wished. The trials, by which our defenders were tested, were more severe than those of ancient warfare, and the moral scruples against all war, involving disarmament and want of preparation, made our defence more costly. The seventy myriads who were killed in action had given their country a new lease of honourable life. On all who shared his blood and his name, each fallen soldier had conferred a new and a true nobility. Every honourable wound was a decoration which no one could mistake. On all their compatriots they had bestowed the privilege of living in an age which could fairly be called heroic.

The tablet, which is of grey granite and is the work of Mr Jas. Taggert, Aberdeen, was gifted by the Rev. J.K. Russell, B.D., and a few private subscribers. The inscription on the tablet reads: -
“To the glory of God and the in grateful memory of those who gave their lives for their country in the Great War, 1914-18.”

The names of the fallen are: -
Cpl. Wm. Black, Pte. Jas. Brewster, Pte. Wm. Burgon, Pte. Harry Burt, Pte. Thos. Collier, Pte. And. Dall, Pte. Jas. Dalrymple, Capt. Jas. Donaldson, Pte. Eben. Dowie, Cpl. Thos. Dryburgh, Pte. Thos. Flowers, Pte. A.P. Forrester, Pte. Geo. Gunn, Pte. Alex. Hamilton, Pte. Sam Hastie, Pte. David Hall, L.-Cpl. F. Henderson, Pte. Arthur Hendry, Pte. Bert Hughes, Pte. John Jackson, Pte. Leonard Kelly, Br. John Leitch, Pte. John Livingstone, Pte. Joe Lunt, L.-Cpl. Harry Michie, Pte. Thos. Morton, John McLaren, R.N., Segt. David Paterson, Lieut. D.A. Richardson, Pte. Henry Robertson, Major R.C. Slacke, Pte. Wm. Smith, Lieut.-Col. Lord Ninian Crichton Stuart, Gunner Thos. Wallace.

Following the unveiling, the “Last Post” and the “Reveille” were sounded by Mr Geo. Walker, the solemn service concluding with the singing of the National Anthem. The praise part of the service was led by the choir who also sang the appropriate anthem, “I Heard a Voice.” Mr George Spence presided at the organ.”
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:30 pm    Post subject: Falkland Parish Memorial Reply with quote

The Falkland parish memorial referred to in Delboy's posting above was formerly in the Falkland War Memorial Institute. This building is now a nursery and the plaque has been moved to the Falkland Community Hall.

In November 2014 a new Falkland War Memorial was unveiled, it stands on Brunton Green.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: Harry Burnt GH Reply with quote

Rank:Private
Service No:S/42421
Date of Death:05/09/1918
Age:18
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders 1st/4th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. B. 45. Cemetery:TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Burt, of Snodland, Kent.
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