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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: FORTINGALL Reply with quote

Fortingall war memorial stands next to the kirk. I'm not actually sure what district coucil is responsible for this memorial so I'm guessing Perth & Kinross.
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WWI NAMES:
Adamson George Scottish Rifles Sergeant
Connell David King's Own Scottish Borderers Private Aged 19
McDonald John London Scottish Private Aged 36
McPherson Angus Black Watch Private Aged 25
McPherson Donald R.M.L.I. Corporal Aged 31
McPherson Robert Black Watch Lance Corporal Aged 23
Murray George A. Royal Field Artillery Major Military Cross Aged 24
Simpson Thomas Highland Light Infantry Private Aged 19

WWII NAMES:
Bennett Kenneth W. Royal Air Force A.C.I.
Carmichael John Royal Artillery Gunner
Fisher Donald Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant
MacCallum Ian G. Gordon Highlanders Private
Mirrielees Donald G. Black Watch Major Military Cross
Mirrielees F. Donald H.G. H.C.? Major
Molteno Donald I. Black Watch Major
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

Fortingall is in Perth & Kinross.

I see there are two Majors Mirrielees.

One is on the SNWM database

Surname MIRRIELEES
Firstname Donald C
Service number 67799
Date of death 29/08/1944
Decoration M.C.
Place of birth Surrey
Other
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) and THE TYNESIDE SCOTTISH
Rank Major
Theatre of death Western Europe Campaign, 1944-45.

and CWGC

Name: MIRRIELEES, DONALD CURRIE
Initials: D C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 29/08/1944
Service No: 67799
Awards: MC
Additional information: Son of Frederick Donald and Mary C. Mirrielees, of Westminster, London. B.A. (Cantab.) Trinity College.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 9.
Cemetery: ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

And here is the other, his father (CWGC database only):

Name: MIRRIELEES, FREDERICK DONALD
Initials: F D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Volunteer
Regiment/Service: Home Guard
Unit Text: 4th (Perthshire) Bn.
Age: 58
Date of Death: 17/08/1940
Additional information: Son of Sir Frederick James Mirrielees and Lady Mirrielees; husband of Mary C. Mirrielees, of Westminster, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: DUNDEE CREMATORIUM

Note the rank of volunteer and the age, 58. I take it he was a Major in the Great War.

I think we should contact the SNWM and ask for him to be added to the database.

Adam
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim,

When did you take this photo? Another that looks seriously in need of cleaning/names reinstated.
I can't understand why no-one locally has made a point of getting something done about it, as with some others I've seen.
I may have a run there at some point to see if it has been sorted out recently.
The memorial was listed category C(S) by Historic Scotland 5th October 1971.

Mark
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark,
I think the pic was taken two years ago. If you pass that way the church is well worth a visit and there are a few wwi plaques inside ( I didn't get pics).
I suppose being Fortingall it might not be looked after by the district council?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo of the war memorial taken today. Seems to have had a clean up sure enough. Frustratingly the church, which is meant to be open, was locked as they had something on at 5pm - aaagh!!! - never mind a good excuse to head back to a lovely part of the world.
(also saw the Fortingall Yew - oldest living thing in Europe, possibly the world Shocked . And Pontius Pilate was born here Question , well 1 of 3 possibilities that cannot be ruled out - great stuff)
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