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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: South Ronaldsay, St. Margaret's Hope Reply with quote


An impressive memorial by Alexander Carrick.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: South Ronaldsay, St. Margaret's Hope (2) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: A Great Memorial Reply with quote

A super Memorial and the village has the best seafood restaurant in Scotland, The Creel. Two good reasons for visiting it.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sculptor Alex Carrick's mother, Elizabeth Leith, came from South Ronaldsay. She moved to work at a house called Holylee near Peebles at some time in the 1870's. The Leiths were a family of tailors and Elizabeth was a talented dress maker who's work was in great demand in Musselburgh were the sculptor was born in 1882. The family seems to have maintained strong links with the Orkneys and Carrick visited the islands as a child. It was while his uncle John Leith was taking him for a walk along the shore that he found a piece of driftwood and he took out his knife and showed the young boy how to whittle out a model boat from it. It was Carrick's first ever sculpture and its good to think the community gave him the chance to carve the soldier for the war memorial years later (he also studied the architecture and monuments of Saint Magnus Cathedral as a student and later as a sculptor carried out restoration works on the building). Carrick also met his wife when he was getting off the boat at Kirkwall to spend his holidays with another branch of the Leith family in Stromness.
The Saint Margaret's Hope soldier is almost identical to the figure he carved for the Lochawe memorial in Argyll.
The Carrick website is at:
www.alexandercarrick.webeden.co.uk
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject: John H N Annal Reply with quote

John Henry Norquay Annal Pte S/41097 6th Gordon Highlanders b S.Ronaldsay,Orkney e Fort George Age 32 Killed in Action F&F 22/03/1918 Husband of Jane. Soldiers Effects. Service Records: 25 Pages: Jane Tait. M 1915. Beaumetz-Les-Cambrai Military Cemetery No 1 Fr 0757 Plot II Row A AJ 06-05-18 Page 4

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: John Brown Reply with quote

John Brown Deck Hand 19268/DA H.M. Trawler Perfect RNR Age 34 13-Aug-18 Son of James and Jean Brown, of Ferry House, Grimness, Ronaldshay, Orkney; husband of Margaret J. Brown, Front Rd., St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney. Dundee Eastern Necropolis U. K. Dundee 00. 4. 1
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:53 pm    Post subject: William Christie Bruce Reply with quote

William Christie Bruce Gnr 368174 15th Royal Garrison Artillery Heavy Bty born South Ronaldsay enlisted St. Margaret's Hope Age 21 Died Egypt 29-Oct-18 Son of Sarah Ann Annal (formerly Bruce), of Lythes, East Side, Ronaldshay, Orkney, and the late James Bruce. Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon Leb 1 Grave 017
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John David Cormack Gdsn 16224 2nd Scots Guards born South Ronaldsay enlisted Kirkwall residence South Ronaldsay Age 20 Killed in action F & F 28-Mar-18 Son of David Manson Cormack and Margaret Cormack, of St. Margaret's Cottage, St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 1
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: William R Cromarty Reply with quote

William R Cromarty Pte 77th American Ex Force HQ Troop born South Ronaldsay enlisted New York Age 35 Killed in Action F & F 11-Sep-18 B 1883. Cemetery City: Fere-en-Tardenois. Oise-Aisne American Cemetery Plot D Row 7 Grave 35
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject: William Cumming Reply with quote

William Cumming L/cpl S/6342 8th Seaforth Highlanders born South Ronaldsay enlisted Kirkwall Age 19 Died of Wounds F & F 07-Oct-15 Son of James Cumming, of Bay View, Sandwick, St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney. Etaples Military Cemetery Fr 0040 Plot III Row C Grave 7A
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:58 pm    Post subject: William Dass Reply with quote

William Dass Pte S/13328 1st Seaforth Highlanders born South Ronaldsay enlisted South Ronaldsay Age 20 Killed in action Persian Gulf 22-Feb-17 Son of William and Euphemia Dass, of Brain, Eastside, South Ronaldshay, Orkney. Basra Memorial, Iraq M. R. 38 Panel 37 and 64
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Magnus Dearness Pte 204227 1st Seaforth Highlanders born South Ronaldsay enlisted Nairn Age 20 Killed in action Egypt 20-Sep-18 Son of Robert and Jemima Dearness. of Horston, South Ronaldshay, Orkney. Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel Is 09 Row S Grave 06
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William Duncan Pte 36719 25th Northumberland Fusiliers born Donalds Bay, Orkney enlisted Fort George Age 21 Died F & F 21-Mar-18 Son of John and Margaret Duncan, of Cleat, St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney. Formerly S/256577, R.A.S.C. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 2 & 3
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James Dunnet Cpl 107669 285th Royal Engineers Army Troops Coy born South Ronaldsay Age 27 Died Italy 25-Nov-18 Son of Mary Dunnet Walls, of Cletts, St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney. 1901 Census: Cletts. Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Ext. Italy Plot IX Row B Grave 4 Kirkwall & St Margaret's Hope, Orkney
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