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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: Longmanhill Reply with quote

Here is a photo of the Longmanhill War Memorial. Possible clearer ones could be taken if anyone is in that neck of the woods;

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some further info;

Banffshire Maritime & Heritage Association Newsletter: September 2009

REMEMBRANCE

On the 11th November, 2008, the 90th Anniversary of the end of WW1 was commemorated at both Banff and Maduff War Memorials. However, no commemoration could be held at the Longmanhill War Memorial because it isn't there! The hall on which the memorial stood was sold by Stewart and Watson, and the memorial was taken down. We believe the memorial is held in storeage somewhere, however we are concerned that we have seen no indication that it will be re-erected.


6th November 2010 - Longmanhill War Memorial re-sited.
We have in our 2009 and 2010 newsletters mentioned that the Longman Hill War Memorial which formerly stood on the north gable wall of the village hall needed re-erected. Today we happy to say see have seen the memorial in its new location, and it looks great.

The inscription reads:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE

OF THE MEN FROM THIS DISTRICT

WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES

IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945.

W.O. WILLIAM McRAE

F/SGT ALEXANDER McIVOR

L.A.C. JAMES D. McROBERT

L/CPL LEWIS THAIN

PTE JOHN WILSON

PTE GORDON JOSS

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The UKNIWM refers to 6 casualties from the Great War and there are only 1939-45 names on this memorial...strange!


The new location is part of a field at Fairburn Farm, Longmanhill, adjacent to the A98 Macduff-Fraserburgh road.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:35 am    Post subject: WO William McRae Reply with quote

Name: McRAE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 622 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 07/01/1945
Service No: 641994
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary Bella Riddell McRae, of Macduff, Banffshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 269.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:38 am    Post subject: F/Sgt Alexander McIvor Reply with quote

Name: McIVOR, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 166 Sqdn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 01/02/1945
Service No: 1573475
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Helen McIvor, of Brodie, Morayshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 8. E. 3-6.
Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: James Douglas McRobert Reply with quote

Name: McROBERT, JAMES DOUGLAS
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 32
Date of Death: 08/11/1944
Service No: 1371955
Additional information: Son of William Leslie and Jessie McRobert, of Gamrie, Banffshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. J. 18.
Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Lewis Wilson Thain Reply with quote

Name: THAIN, LEWIS WILSON
Initials: L W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 19/07/1943
Service No: 859118
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 16.
Cemetery: CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Gordon Joss Reply with quote

Name: JOSS, GORDON
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 02/11/1943
Service No: 2876262
Additional information: Son of James and Elizabeth Wilson Joss, of Fisherie, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B4. Y. 14.
Cemetery: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Anderson Wilson Reply with quote

What about the Private Wilson? Macduff isn't far away from Longmanhill.

Name: WILSON, JOHN ANDERSON
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 17/03/1945
Service No: 2828068
Additional information: Son of George and Annie Wilson, of Macduff.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. R. Grave 170.
Cemetery: MACDUFF (MYRUS) CEMETERY

Derek.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:37 am    Post subject: More research Reply with quote

If anyone out there has anything to add to this memorial please do so.
Anne
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