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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Aberdeenshire War Memorials Discussion Reply with quote

This thread is now solely for discussion of potential memorials not covered by the Project in the Aberdeenshire area.

Those memorials in blue are already posted on this forum

Last updated 7th April 2010


CIVIC
ABERDOUR - UKNIWM Ref No. 5850
ABOYNE & GLEN TANAR - UKNIWM Ref No. 5853
ALFORD - UKNIWM Ref No. 8550
ALVAH - UKNIWM Ref No. 8643
ARBUTHNOTT - UKNIWM Ref No. 5857
*ARDALLIE (location Parish Church) - UKNIWM Ref No. 8633
AUCHINDOIR - UKNIWM Re No. 5858
AUCHTERLESS - UKNIWM Ref No. 8554
*BALLATER - UKNIWM Ref No. 5855 - aka GLENMUICK, TULLICH & GLENGAIRN
BANCHORY - UKNIWM Ref No. 5851
BANCHORY DEVENICK - UKNIWM Ref No. 8691
BANFF - UKNIWM Ref No. 8645
BELHELVIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8555
BENHOLM - UKNIWM Ref No. 8685
BERVIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8684
BIRSE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8558
BIRSE & FEUGHSIDE (location - Parish Church) - UKNIWM Ref No. 8559 ?
*BLAIRDAFF - UKNIWM Ref No. 8560
*BODDAM - UKNIWM Ref No. 8562
BOYNDIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8675
BOURTIE - ROH WITHIN THE KIRK?
BRAEMAR - UKNIWM Ref No. 8563
CAIRNIE - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
CHAPEL OF GARIOCH - UKNIWM Ref No. 8565
CLATT - UKNIWM Ref No. 8566
CLUNY - UKNIWM Ref No. 8567
*COOKNEY WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8680
*CORGARFF - UKNIWM Ref No. 8568
COULL - PARISH CHURCH ?
CRATHIE ?
CRIMOND - UKNIWM Ref No. 8569
CRUDEN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8570
*CRUDIE WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8648
CULSALMOND WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8571
*CULVIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8650 - COULD THIS HAVE ORIGINALLY BEEN SCHOOL MEMORIAL ?
DAVIOT - UKNIWM Ref No. 8573
*DINNET - UKNIWM Ref No. 57111
DRUMBLADE WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8574
DRUMOAK - UKNIWM Ref No. 8575
DUNNOTTAR - WAR MEMORIAL WINDOWS WITHIN CHURCH
DURRIS - UKNIWM Ref No. 8679
DYCE - UKNIWM Ref No. 5822
ECHT WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8575
ELLON - UKNIWM Ref No. 8577
*FETTERANGUS - UKNIWM Ref No. 8578
FETTERCAIRN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8681
FETTERESSO - INCLUDED WITH STONEHAVEN & DISTRICT/POSSIBLY CHURCH MEMORIAL?
FINTRAY WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8579
*FINZEAN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8580
FORDOUN UKNIWM Ref No. 8676
FORDOUN (Hall) WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
FORDYCE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8655
FORGLEN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8656
FORGUE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8581
FOVERAN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8582
FRASERBURGH - UKNIWM Ref No. 5844
FYVIE WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8583
GAMRIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8657
GARTLY - UKNIWM Ref No. 8584
GARVOCK WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
GLASS - UKNIWM Ref No. 8585
GLENBERVIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8682
GLENBUCHAT - ROH WITHIN PARISH CHURCH ?
GLENMUICK, TULLICH & GLENGAIRN - UKNIWM Ref No. 5855
*GOURDON - UKNIWM Ref No. 8683
HUNTLY - UKNIWM Ref No. 8588
INSCH & DISTRICT WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
*INVERALLOCHY (& CAIRNBULG) - UKNIWM Ref No. 8564
INVERKEITHNY - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
INVERURIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8589
KEIG - UKNIWM Ref No. 8590
KEITHHALL & KINKELL ?
KEMNAY - UKNIWM Ref No. 8591
KENNETHMONT WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8592
KENNETHMONT WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
KILDRUMMY - PICTURES CURRENTLY IN THE VAULT
KINCARDINE O'NEIL - UKNIWM Ref No. 5854
KINCARDINE O'NEILL WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL _ UKNIWM Ref No. 8635 ?
KINNELLAR - IKNIWM Ref No. 8593
KING EDWARD WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No.8595
KING EDWARD WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8464
*KINGSWELLS - UKNIWM Ref No. 5826
KINNEFF & CATTERLINE ?
KINTORE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8596
LAURENCEKIRK - UKNIWM Ref No. 8686
LAURENCEKIRK MEMORIAL PARK - UKNIWM Ref No. 8687
LEOCHEL-CUSHNIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8597 [/i]
LESLIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8598
LOGIE BUCHAN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8599
LOGIE COLDSTONE, MIGVIE & THE BRAES - UKNIWM Ref No. 8600
*LONGMANHILL - LOCATION PUBLIC HALL - UKNIWM Ref No. 8663
LONGSIDE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8601
LONMAY - UKNIWM Ref No. 8602
LUMPHANAN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8603
MACDUFF - UKNIWM Ref No. 8864
MARNOCH - Parish of Aberchirder
MARYCULTER - UKNIWM Ref No. 8689
MARYKIRK - UKNIWM Ref No. 8688
*MAUD - UKNIWM Ref No. 8604
METHLICK - UKNIWM Ref No. 8605
MIDMAR WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8606
*MILLBREX - UKNIWM Ref No. 8607
*MINTLAW - UKNIWM Ref No. 8608
MONQUHITTER WW1 & POST 1945 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8572
MONYMUSK - UKNIWM Ref No. 8609
*NEW BYTH - UKNIWM Ref No. 8611
NEW DEER - UKNIWM Ref No. 8613
NEWHILLS - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
*NEW LEEDS - UKNIWM Ref No. 8612
NEWMACHAR - UKNIWM Ref No. 8614
*NEW PITSLIGO - UKNIWM Ref No. 8616
NIGG - UKNIWM Ref No. 5828
OLD DEER - UKNIWM Ref No. 8617
OLDMACHAR - UKNIWM Ref No. 5814 & 44644
OLDMELDRUM - UKNIWM Ref No. 8618
*ORD - UKNIWM Ref No. 8667
ORDIQUHILL - UKNIWM Ref No. 8668
OYNE WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8619
PETERCULTER - 44666
PETERHEAD - UKNIWM Ref No. 8621
PITSLIGO - UKNIWM Ref No. 8626
*PORTSOY - UKNIWM Ref No. 8671
PREMNAY WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
RATHEN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8623
RAYNE WW1 -UKNIWM Ref No. 8624
RHYNIE & KEARN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8625
*RICKARTON - UKNIWM Ref No. 8692
ROADSIDE OF KINNEFF (HALL) - UKNIWM Ref No. 8678 - NOTHING TO INDICATE MEMORIAL STATUS ?
*SAVOCH (location - Parish Church) - UKNIWM Ref No. 8552
SKENE WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8627
SLAINS WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8628
ST. CYRUS - UKNIWM Ref No. 8696
ST. FERGUS - UKNIWM Ref No. 8629
STONEHAVEN & DISTRICT - UKNIWM Ref No. 8693
STRACHAN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8695
STRATHDON - 8557
STRICHEN - UKNIWM Ref No. 8632
TARLAND - UKNIWM Ref No. 8630
TARVES - UKNIWM Ref No. 8631
*TORPHINS - UKNIWM Ref No. 8634
TOUGH - UKNIWM Ref No. 8636
TOWIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8586
TULLYNESSLE & FORBES - UKNIWM Ref No. 8637
TURRIFF - UKNIWM Ref No. 8638
TYRIE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8639
UDNY - UKNIWM Ref No. 8640
*YTHANWELLS WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed

* Not a Civil Parish


Church
Aberchirder, location - Marnoch Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 8641 (Former UF Church)
Barthol Chapel , location - Parish Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 8556
Blairdaff, Blairdaff Parishioners , location - Parish Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 8561
Maryculter, Maryculter Parishioners , location - Parish Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 8689
Peterhead, East Church , location - St Andrew's Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 44790
Peterhead, South Church , location - St Andrew's Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 44789
Peterhead, St Andrew's Church, Parishioners, WW2 , location - St Andrew's Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 44791
Turriff, King Edward Church, Parishioners, Great War , location - King Edward Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 8595

* Not a civil parish

School
Stonehaven, Mackie Academy , location - Arduthie School , UKNIWM Ref No. 8694

Regiment & Unit
Banchory, Gordon Highlanders, 7th Bn , UKNIWM Ref No. 5856
Peterhead, Gordon Highlanders, 5th , UKNIWM Ref No. 8622
RAF Banff, Location -Beside A98, near junction with A95

Individual
Cults, Reid Memorial , UKNIWM Ref No. 5829
Muchalls, Peace Memorial , location - Old Railway Station , UKNIWM Ref No. 8690
Rhynie, G.W Anderson Memorial , location - Parish Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 8731
Strachan, Carnie Memorial , UKNIWM Ref No. 44638

Other
Alford, Gordon Stone , UKNIWM Ref No. 8551
Balmoral Estate Employees, location - Balmoral Estate , UKNIWM Ref No. 5852
Glen Avon, Anson Air Crash - Location not known
Kininmouth, Kirkhill Transfer Station , location - Kirkhill , UKNIWM Ref No. 8594
Muchalls, Peace Memorial , location - Old Railway Station , UKNIWM Ref No. 8690
Newmachar, Cemetery, CWGC , location - Newmachar Cemetery , UKNIWM Ref No. 8615


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This list is taken from the banff & Buchan Arts Forum website. It is a list of all the war memorials they have recorded in Banff & Buchan. We'l have to compare this list against the main one.

Name
Description

Aboyne Stained Glass, War Memorial
An ornate memorial setting of stained glass and elaborate stone mullions flanked by the rolls of honour. The six allegorical figures are from left to right: Valour, Patriotism, Victory, Peace, Freedom and Justice.

Banchory War Memorial
An unusual shaped war memorial that does not fall into the standard stock patterns. It commemorates both World War I & II. It is rectangular with a slightly skirted base standing on a raised plinth. It is surmounted by a 'bellcot' with a thin cross on top. It was unveiled on the 5th August 1923.

Barthol Chapel war memorial
A simple small stone tablet on a pediment of darker granite ashlar. Like many rural Scottish WW1 memorials the length of the list of names in relation to the tiny size of the settlement is very striking. It commemorates the dead of World War I. It has a classic cornice below which are carved, in the centre of the memorial, the entwined letters B & C. It was unveiled 23 November 1919.

Battle of Corrichie, Memorial
A roughly cut granite menhir with an inscription cut in relief. The Gaelic inscription reads: "Cuimhnichibh La Coire Fraoichidh" or "Remember the day of Corrichie". The battlefield is now mainly covered by commercial forest.

Battle of Harlaw Memorial Monument
Erected in 1911 by the Burgh of Aberdeen a large polygonal tower shaped monument of coursed roughly dressed stone blocks with cornerstones in a contrasting redder stone. It has an outstepped base the angles of the main section are set with large square decorative bosses and it has a stepped top with protruding rainwater spouts. The lettering of the inscriptions in particular and the overall design in general has much of the 'arts and crafts' movement about it.

BELHELVIE WAR MEMORIAL
It is a tall Celtic cross, with interlacing, surmounting an angled base with lettering on the front and back. It stands on a one step plinth of rough dressed granite. It was erected on May 22nd 1921. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. There are a number of war graves in the cemetery as well.

Birse War Memorial
It is a solid tapering rectangular obelisk of rough hewn coursed granite blocks with the lettering carved into them in dressed bands. There is a small roundel with inset curved cross. The top is a stepped pyramidal shape. It has the same 'arts and crafts feel' as the Battle of Harlaw Memorial Monument by the same designer.

Braemar War Memorial
Celtic revival style cross with ornate relief knotwork patterns on a plinth of rough hewn masonry, plinth has an inset panel inscribed with names of the dead.

Castle Street War Memorial
Listed Category B. Polished pale grey granite ashlar cenotaph, standing on shallow steps in shallow hemicycle wall Plaques recording the names of the fallen,1914-19 and 1939-45 set in the outer ends of the hemicycle, the chequered granite blocks with voids reveal glimpses of Banff. The foundation stone for the War memorial was laid by HRH Princess Royal, 27th May 1921.

Chapel of Garioch war memorial
The Chapel of Garoich war memorial stands in the churchyard of the parish church. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. It is in the form of a celtic crosshead of rough hewn granite in the centre of which is a carved wreath. The inscription and names for World War I are on the front of the memorial on a dressed surface. The base is formed of rough dressed boulders into the top of which is set a small block to commemorate the dead of World War II.

Crudie war memorial
It commemorates the dead from both World War I & II. It is a low squat memorial built of random rubble with the memorial plaque to World War I inset on the front, and the later World War II memorial added to the side. The top is also of random rubble.

Culblean Memorial
A modern stone menhir with bronze plaque commemorating a 14th century battle.

Ellon War Memorial
It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. It is a rectangular block standing on a three-stepped base, surmounted by a kilted soldier, in Glengarry, in a challenging position with gun at ready across his front. Erected August 5th 1923. It stands within a low wrought-iron enclosure. Another small plaque was erected in 2000 to commemorate all people killed in conflicts since the World War II.

Fetterangus cemetery gate / war memorial
An unusual 14-18 war memorial which also functions as a gate to the old kirkyard,

Forglen War Memorial
Of a more original design than most war memorials. It is a tall rectangular block of granite which is capped with a pyramidal shape with small projecting points at each corner. The names are carved in wide bands around all sides of the obelisk on two sides they are extremely clear while the other two are rather weathered. On the front face near the base is a carved wreath with 1914 , 1918 within it. It sits on a cross-shaped two-step plinth with a step up on either side. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II.

Fraserburgh War Memorial
Comprises of a bronze sculpture of a female figure restraining a soldier ‘Justice guiding valour’ on a granite base. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. It has a large rectangular base with plaques on each face, and built-out small angled corner pieces, the faces of which also bear plaques. Above, on a three-step plinth, is the bronze cast of two classical figures. The larger is a cloaked & seated female (Justice) with a downturned sword in front of her. To her left side is a smaller figure of a cloaked warrior (Valour) with helmet & shield who is holding the sword in his left hand. It was unveiled on September 9, 1923.

GAMRIE WAR MEMORIAL
It has a needle obelisk sitting on a small three-stepped plinth above a solid rectangular base, the sides of which bear the inscriptions. At the base, on each corner, is a small rectangular projection above which sit carved scrolls running up the corners. The whole monument sits on a one-step base within a small walled enclosure above which is a low iron fence. There are two World War I war graves in the churchyard also. Commemorates the dead of both World War I & II.

Huntly war memorial
It is of a classical, elongated style in granite, octagon in plan with square piers and entablature panel screens between which are open at the top. It is surmounted by a four-sided tapering obelisk. There is a one-step base with a small flight of three steps leading up to it. It was unveiled 24 September 1922.

Inverallochy War Memorial
An art Deco style polished granite war memorial, with two stepped-back side blocks which bear the inscriptions of the names, the left for World War I and the right for World War II. The central larger panel is plain, apart from a small decorative panel near the top and the words 'In remembrance' below it. The symmetry shows it is obviously post world war two resulting in (to my mind) a more aesthetically pleasing monument than many originating from before WWII that have the dead of that conflict added later. The war memorial at Inverallochy commemorates the dead from both World War I & II from both Inverallochy and Cairnbulg.

Inverurie War Memorial
A war memorial of the figurative type with a life size statue of a soldier of a Highland regiment. It commemorates the dead from both World War I & II. It was unveiled on 20 September 1921. It has a tapering rectangular base of rough hewn granite with the name plaques of World War I set in the front and sides. Above the front plaque is carved a wreath behind which are a crossed rifle and sabre. Surmounting it is a statue of a kilted soldier in battledress with a rifle in his right hand resting on its butt. The memorial stands on a three-step base, the centre one of which has the names of the dead from World War II carved into three sides.

KEMNAY WAR MEMORIAL
Its sides, back and three-step base are of rough hewn granite. The monument itself is a tall rectangular obelisk topped with a 'pitched-roof' shape from which projects a thin iron cross at right angles to the ground. Below this on the front are two carved panels, the upper of which has a Celtic cross in relief and below that a St Andrews cross within a shield shape. The memorial plaque to World War I is on the front while a side panel commemorates the dead of World War II. It was unveiled 24 September, 1922.

Kincardine O'Neil War Memorial
The Kincardine o'Neil war memorial stands on the main street in the village near the old church. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. It is a rough hewn standing stone onto which is carved a sword pointing downwards. This stone surmounts a rectangular base with inset plaques on the face. On either side are piled loose boulders. It was unveiled September 12th 1920.

Knowes War Memorial
Category B listed Dominating the skyline in Macduff, the Knowes War Memorial stands 70 ft in height, an octagonal granite tower, erected in 1921 to commemorate those who gave their lives in the The Great War, 1914-1918. It commemorates the dead from both World War I & II. It is a tall slender octagonal 5-stage tower of tooled grey granite, bullfaced at lower stages, on stepped based. There are tooled granite dressings with the lower stage defined by cornice with keystoned occulus immediately below in each face. Each face (except that with recessed doorway) has polished grey granite plaques inscribed with names of fallen of 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars. There are rectangular barred openings, to light internal stair, in alternate faces of the 1st stage and randomly sited in 2nd and 3 stages. A deep crenellated wallhead stage is delineated by a blocked cornice with blind crosslet in each face. There is a plaque stating that the foundation stone was laid on 15 April 1920 by Prince and Princess Arthur of Connaught, who was a daughter of the Duke of Fife.

LONMAY WAR MEMORIAL
It is a tall, plain octagonal shaft with a cross surmounting it. At the base of the shaft, on a low plinth, is carved a wreath and slightly decorated angles.The cross stands on a solid rectangular base into which the names and inscriptions are carved. The base stands on a three-step plinth, the top one of which bears further inscriptions. The bottom one is of roughly hewn granite. It was unveiled on May 16, 1920. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II.

Lumphanan War Memorial
It is a simple granite built rectangluar shape with an inset plaque of white marble surmounted by a pointed angle within which is a carved celtic cross-head. It lies within a small memorial garden. commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. It was erected December 5th 1920.

Mackie Academy War Memorial - Arduthie School
Sandstone, bronze war memorial in the form of a large granite seat stands in front of Arduthie School in Stonehaven. It commemorates former staff and pupils of Mackie Academy who died during the first World War on the bronze plaques on either arm, while a bronze plaque at the back commerates the dead of 1939-1945.

Maud War Memorial
A war memorial in the shape of a four sided obelisk on a pedestal with a relief motif of crossed rifles and laurel wreath. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. It has a rectangular base sitting on a two-step plinth.

Methlick war memorial
A very large granite ashlar cenotaph, standing on a circular mound surrounded by a low wall topped with iron railings

Mintlaw War Memorial
A ring cross war memorial, unsympathetic planners have turned the, lozenge shaped 19th century square, into a large roundabout. A roundabout such as one would expect to find on a town bypass not in the centre of a village. The memorial is isolated in the middle of this roundabout and any close inspection requires a hazardous road crossing.

Monymusk War Memorial
Monymusk war memorial stands in the square in the village and commemorates the dead from both World War I & II. It is a tall tapering classical grey granite square-plan monolith with a flat top. It sits on a two-step base. A wreath is carved at the top of the front face. It was unveiled on November 21 1920. There is also one war grave in the nearby cemetery.

New Aberdour War Memorial
Typical village war memorial in the form of a Celtic cross, in a style that through the 19th cent Celtic revival ultimately derives from the circa 9th cent. crosses of Iona. These in turn draw on manuscript art and Pictish sculpture and metalwork.

New Byth war memorial
A war memorial of an elegant classical design

New Deer War Memorial
A war memorial of the Celtic Cross type decorated with knotwork on the head only. It has a large angled base of rough-dressed granite into which are set plaques with the names of the dead of both World War I & II.

New Pitsligo War Memorial
A village war memorial of cenotaph type constructed from granite ashlar blocks with appliqued bronze palm leaf and etc. The village and town war memorials of Scotland have distressingly long lists of remembered dead in proportion to the populations of the communities.

Newmachar War Memorial
It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. It is a tall, rectangular, slightly tapering, plain cross, with an inner solid ring making it somewhat intermediate between Celtic/Roman, standing on a slightly tapering rectangular base, with the inscriptions on each face of the base. The base in turn sits on a three-step plinth of roughly hewn granite. Within a circle, in the centre of the crosshead on either side, are the dates of the two world wars. It is surrounded by an iron fence.

Old Meldrum War Memorial
A kilted soldier type, light coloured stone war memorial almost identical to the one at Portsoy except for this one having a smooth dressed pediment. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. It is rectangular with a splayed base standing on a two-stepped plinth. It is surmounted with the statue of a kilted soldier with a Glengary bonnet, standing head bowed and holding an inverted rifle.

Peterhead War Memorial
It is a tall rectangular obilisk with an unusual decorated top. The name plaques are near the base of the sides within egg & dart borders, each surmounted by a wreath. Above the wreath on one face is a cross. The obilisk stands on a slightly splayed base on top of a three-step base. It was unveiled 6 August 1922 and handed over to the Town Council on August 6 1923. The World War II memorial forms the gate piers in to the churchyard. They are squat rectangular pillars with the coats-of-arms of the different services and regiments as well as the names. Inside the churchyard is another memorial to the men buried in the churchyard and three other war graves.

Portsoy War Memorial
A war memorial of the common 'praying soldier' type. In this case the statue is on top of a tall carved plinth set on a two step base of roughly dressed granite. It is surmounted by a kilted soldier with Glengarry, standing head bowed holding an inverted rifle. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. Below the main inscription on the front is a carved wreath. The memorial is surrounded by a small wrought-iron enclosure.It was unveiled 11 November 1923.

R.A.F. Banff Strike Wing Memorial
The inscription reads: "This memorial commemorates the men and women who served with the six multi-national squadrons which formed the Banff Strike Wing at R.A.F. Banff between September 1944 and May 1945. Under the command of group captain the Hon. Max Aitken the mixed Mosquito and Beaufighter units mounted concentrated attacks on German surface vessels and U-boats in the North Sea and along the Norwegian coast. Their success in the closing months of World War II was important in the defeat of Germany and strike wing aircraft operating from the airfield near here inflicted heavy damage on enemy shipping and supply routes. Many thousands of tons of vital iron ore and other supplies were lost to the German forces as a result of rocket and cannon attacks carried out by this gallant strike wing. Losses amongst R.A.F. commonwealth and Norwegian squadrons were high. More than 80 aircrew gave their lives flying with the R.A.F. Banff Strike Wing."

Rhynie War Memorial
The granite war memorial stands in the middle of the square at Rhynie. It is rectangular in shape surmounted by a statute of a soldier standing on a stepped plinth. He is wearing a great coat and peeked cap, standing with bowed head and holding an inverted rifle. In front of the memorial is another plaque with the names of those killed in World War II. The memorial is surrounded by a wrought iron fence. Unveiled May 30th 1920.

Savoch War Memorial
The Savoch war memorial stands in the churchyard of Savoch church, to the southeast of the building. It is rectangular pink granite standing on a two-step base and surmounted by a tall tapering rectangular 20ft obelisk. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II.

Stonehaven War Memorial
Sandstone and Granite The Stonehaven war memorial stands on a hill to the southeast of the town overlooking the bay. It commemorates the dead of both World War I & II. It is built to represent a ruined Greek temple, and is octagonal in shape with Doric columns supporting an entablature. It sits on a raised dais with eleven steps leading up to a small wrought iron gate. Stone benches run around the interior between the pillars. The names of battles are carved into the lintels over the pillars. The architect was John Ellis of Aberdeen and the memorial was dedicated on the 23rd of May 1923 at 3pm.

Strachan War Memorial
The Strachan war memorial commemorates the dead from both World War I & II. It stands outside what was the parish church. It is small simple rectangular obilisk surmounting a rectangular base on a three-step plinth. There is some slight fading of some of the World War II lettering on the side.

Strichen war memorial
Strichen war memorial is a tall six-sided column surmounted by a decorated cross on a foliated plinth. It stands on a six-sided solid base in a two-step base. It commemorates the dead from both world War I & II. It was unveiled on August 25, 1920.

Tarves War Memorial
It is in the form of a celtic cross, with interlacing decoration, surmounting a squat angled rectangular base which bears the names of the dead from World War I. It sits on a two-step base, the upper step of which bears the names of the dead from World War II.

Torphins War Memorial
The memorial is a simple erect large slab of granite around the base of which is built a low wall of rough hewn granite. The plaques bearing the names are built into the wall on either side of the block and at the base of it. The memorial seems to quote the styles of the areas neolithic past, having resonances of both a megalithic standing stone and a burial cairn. It was erected 11 June 1922

War Memorial Stained Glass Window
Two stained glass windows dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of the men of the congregation who lost their lives in the First World War 1914-1919. The window on the east side of the pulpit is based on the text "This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith," 1 John v., 4. The window on the west side is known as the Children's Window, the theme of this window is the text "Suffer little children to come to unto me, and forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven." The Children's window is an especially fine piece of work and had the distinction of being shown in the Royal Academy, London, prior to its installation. Windows signed CW or WC in monogram form.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dyce War Memorial is posted on the forum but I cannot see it listed in any index, I think it needs to be added above.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GWF member Dycer sent me the following by PM.

"Dyce(Aberdeenshire) War Memorial
I note on your War Memorial Web-site recent posts about the above W.M.
I am an ex-Dyce resident but have been in England 40 years and now have no Family left in the Village which is why I see no sense registering on the Forum.
You may,however,wish to alert your Aberdeen based Members that there may be another Memorial in the Village,probably WW1.
In my youth,there was a wooden box(street memorial) attached to the wall of the Newsagents at the corner of Victoria Street/Station Road(R.S.McColls now?).On the opposite side of road to what is an Estate Agents and was the Clydesdale Bank.
The Box had two hinged doors and when you pulled back the bolt this revealed the Names,possibly engraved on a metal plate.
The Box was moved and the last time I saw it it was in the entrance foyer to the current Dyce Library situated next to Asda(Dyce).Its a good few years since I saw it.
If you have a Member who lives local to Dyce or does their shopping in that Asda Store you may wish to alert them to the boxes possible existence.
I would check myself but I have no idea when I will be up north again."

I have heard of these street memorials but don't know if any survive in Scotland. In any case I think this one should be listed and investigated. I note that we don't seem to have much coverage in that neck of the woods. Any mileage in mailing the local FHS do you think?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a very interesting post. Amazing what someone with local knowledge can add. Every snippet is gold.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Dyce Parish Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Images of this memorial Roll of Honour have been posted at:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=28513#28513
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Glass Cof S Church War memorial ( church recently for sale Reply with quote

The P & J newsaper recently ( 2008 ) reported that the Church of Scotland HQ in Edinburgh had put the Church at Glass up for sale even though there were memorials within the building and one of these memorials was to

CAPTAIN William Henry Veitch CAMERON , ( 32 years) , 1st Bn Highland Light Infantry , death date being 20 December 1914 the son of SIR Ewan Cameron KCMG and Lady Cameron . He has no known grave so is listed on the LE TOURET MEMORIAL

The P & J newspaper reported that his Capt W H V Cameron , HLI is related to Tory MP , Rt Hon David Cameron . I sent him the paper work to him personally and he replied in person saying his father and brother too would also be in the facts re his Great Uncle I think it was .
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:29 pm    Post subject: Fordoun Kincardineshire Reply with quote

Recently 2008 I came across a War memorial within the Fordoun village hall as it has on the outside of the builting the Great War years of 1914 and either 1918 or 1919 but inside the outer door before going into the main hall there is a marble War Memorial listing the casualties for that war . Ranks , names and Regiments ...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Glass Parish Kirk Reply with quote

Keptie

The memorials referred to involving David Cameron's ancestors are brass plates within the building, as I understand it. These individuals are not named on the Glass war memorial since they were not locals or residents of Glass.
They were gentry types who visited or had links to local Estate owners and frequent visitors. Due to this, and possibly the influence of their friends, the memorial plaques were installed.

I am unsure if there are any memorials to locals in the kirk, will try to find out.

The closing of this kirk, already linked to Huntly, has not been well handled. I expect, as has happened elsewhere locally, the kirk departs not giving a care for the history or the natives. There was speak of the local community buying the kirk, but I have not heard recently.

The parish war memorial is here:

http://www.kinnethmont.co.uk/glass
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been trying to organise the civic lists for Aberdeenshire - and I thought Fife was hard !
Thre is a lot still to be sorted out, however, those with 'local knowledge' please have a look.
I think the remit was to include those parishes now within the Aberdeenshire Council area, including those from Banffshire & Kincardineshire. Are there any errors or omissions ? Also those delineated in red are vague entries. Any possibility of memorials there or could they be deleted.
Thats for starters - but more to follow. Im heading for a lie down! Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the archaeology dept of Aberdeenshire council are collecting info/ photos etc on the war memorials. See here:
http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/archaeology/memorials/
It mentions a memorial at Edinglassie Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Aberdeenshire War Memorials List Reply with quote

Mark

You are correct that it was decided this section was to include the current Aberdeenshire Council area which includes part of the former counties of Banff and Kincardine. The same was true for the Moray section and Banffshire.
Adam Brown can confirm this, he has memorial details at the start of this post.

The Council website is wrong regarding Edinglassie, there is no such parish. It is being confused with the Parish of Glass which is listed on this site. There is an Estate by the name of Edinglassie at Glass.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jim, I see it is Glass.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Continuing to tidy up list. I have removed Newtonhill, Potterton, Rothienorman, Sandhaven, St Combs and Stuartfield based on current information and which were listed as 'no known' memorials.

However if anyone has any other information supporting their existence or perhaps may in fact be church memorials this can be updated accordingly.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One to be added to the list please

Banff Post Office WW2 memorial believed to be at Banff Post Office 11 Castle St. Source - PO archives

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