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donny anderson



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: GNSR Memorial, Aberdeen Station Reply with quote

Hi All,
Attempting to post my first picture, so be gentle with me.

Its the London and North Eastern Railway Co 1914-1919 Memorial at Aberdeen (Joint) Station. I walk past it every day, no I'm not a train spotter, I work for GNER. If any one wants photos of individual names I will try to post them. If this works that is Confused



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9thdiv



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: LNER Memorial, Aberdeen Station Reply with quote

donny anderson wrote:
Hi All,
Attempting to post my first picture, so be gentle with me.

Its the London and North Eastern Railway Co 1914-1919 Memorial at Aberdeen (Joint) Station. I walk past it every day, no I'm not a train spotter, I work for GNER. If any one wants photos of individual names I will try to post them. If this works that is Confused
Regards,
Donny

Cracking picture Donny. I am ashamed to admit that I don't remember seeing the memorial. Where is it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: GREAT NORTH OF SCOTLAND RAILWAY COMPANY Reply with quote

Donny

The memorial at Aberdeen station is to the men of the GREAT NORTH OF SCOTLAND RAILWAY COMPANY whose crest is at the top of the memorial. They were later taken over by the LNER in 1923 when the Great North became the Northern Scottish Area of the LNER.
The plaque to the right confirms this.

William Middleton and Edward Adam Souter from Kennethmont are named thereon.

I have a framed photo of the memorial which was presented to the families of fallen staff by the company. Willie Middleton is a relative whose details are found at

http://www.kinnethmont.co.uk/1914-1918_files/wm-middleton.htm

There is a link to the GNSR memorial from there.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great memorial, great picture. Any chance you could also post the plaque to the right that explains the memorial when you get a chance?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donny

Great photo, I find it very difficult to get photos of memorials indoors.

I've edited the post to reflect that this isn't the LNER memorial but the GNSR memorial.

Regards

Adam
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donny anderson



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Adam,

9thDiv,
The Memorial is inside the Booking Office. They are away to start a major refurb at the station so I don't know if the memorial will be moved, will keep everyone posted.

All,
Sorry for the confusion regarding the company concerned. I think this occured because the small plaque to the right of the memorial states that casualties from WW11 are remembered on the LNER memorial at Kings Cross Station, I think. I am working tonight so will check then.

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Donny
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donny anderson



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Spoons,

Unable to get a good photo of the small plaque beside the memorial as it is behind glass, but here is the text.

"The tablet on the left is in memory of these employees of the
Great North of Scotland Railway who lost their lives in the
Great war 1914-18."

"The memorial was unvailed on the 15th February 1921 by the
Very Reverend Sir George Adam Smith, Principal of
Aberdeen University in the Headquarters of the railway at 80
Guild Street."

"The tablet was rededicated on its present site on 8th
November 1981."

"Local employees who gave their lives in the Second World
War (1939-45) are commemorated on the Memorial at Kings
Cross Station, London."

Regards,
Donny
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, that is a lot of info for a small plaque and should prove very valuable when someone comes across this thread using google (other search engines are available Laughing )
Aren't those brass plaques the most difficult to photograph though? That and under glass. If anyone comes up with a good way to do it, they could make their fortune
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Duncan George Pte Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

Duncan George Pte 2501 7th Gordon Highlanders b New Machar e Culter Died of Wounds F & F 25-Jul-16 Son of Mr W Duncan, Station Cottage, Newmachar, Aberdeenshire. Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt Fr 0188 Plot I Row C Grave 58

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:10 am    Post subject: Charles McBeath Pte Black Watch Reply with quote

McBeath Charles Pte 9228 1st Black Watch b Fraserburgh 03/07/1876 e Dundee 38 Died Home 01-Dec-14 Husband of Helen Duncan McBeath. Mem No 834 Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire U. K. Netley N. 344 GNSR Maud & Old Deer

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: McGregor Alexander Pte Gordon Highlanders Reply with quote

McGregor Alexander Pte 11619 6th Gordon Highlanders Keith Killed in Action F & F 04-Jun-15 Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 - 41 GNSR & Keith
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: McLean Frederick William 2nd Lt RFC Reply with quote

McLean Frederick William 2nd Lt 29th Royal Flying Corps (General List) 23 Died of Injuries F & F 14-Jun-17 Son of William & Elizabeth Robertson McLean. Born Portsoy, Banffshire. Occifers Book page 10. Died of Injuries as the result of crashing of his aeroplane. Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0046 Plot I Row D Grave 16 GNSR & Portsoy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:19 am    Post subject: Mackie Douglas Robertson Pnr RE Reply with quote

Mackie Douglas Robertson Pnr 255439 18th Royal Engineers Div. Sig. Coy Oldmeldrum Peterhead Killed in Action F & F 25-Mar-18 Son of Adam Mackie, Station Master, Newseat. Now resident in Peterhead. Occ: Clerk at Peterhead GNSR Pozieres Memorial M. R. 27 Panel 10-13 GNSR & Peterhead
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Forsyth John B Bmdr RFA Reply with quote

Forsyth John B Bmdr 104587 70th Royal Field Artillery b Mintlaw e Aberdeen Died of Wounds F & F 11-May-17 Son of M R Forsyth, Babring, Mintlaw Station, Aberdeenshire. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun Fr 0113 Plot III Row M Grave 44 GNSR & Maud
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Souter Edward Adam Pte Black Watch Reply with quote

Souter Edward Adam Pte S/19755 2nd Black Watch b Kennethmont e Old Meldrum 21 Died India 18-Aug-17 Son of William & Margaret Soute, Woodside Cottage, Wardhouse, Insch. Buried in Trimulgherry Cantonment Cemetery. Mother Margaret Strachan Kennethmont MI date amybe 13th. Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chenna Face 18 GNSR & Kennethmont
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