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WW1 Victoria Cross Paving Stones Announced for Centenary
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike

I think a couple have been unveiled in Scotland but we haven't had any on here as far as I know but it would be good if we get any to show its location and not just the slab itself.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/victoria-cross-hero-gets-a-tribute-at-peoples-palace-185600n.25662191
for realy "tacky" photo.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken

Hmm, yes, I'd seen that one. Probably why I was prompted to ask!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Commemorative Paving Stone for Captain Harry Sherwood Ranken VC

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5636&highlight=

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some excellent photos of the CHARLES ALFRED JARVIS, VC stone in Fraserburgh (laid in August!!!) are at http://www.fraserburghheritage.com/default.asp?page=552
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the Harry Ranken stone the only one we have recorded?

Based on the list provided online by the government there should be sixteen in Scotland now. The latest being unveiled this Friday in Armadale

FNAME LNAME REGIMENT BORN BORN COUNTY Date won Year Won VC Local council Other connection?
CHARLES JARVIS . Field Company, Royal Engineers . FRASERBURGH . ABERDEENSHIRE . 23-Aug . 1914 . Aberdeenshire Council
WILLIAM JOHNSTON . Field Company, Royal Engineers . LEITH . EDINBURGH . 14-Sep . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council
GEORGE WILSON . The Highland Light Infantry . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 14-Sep . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council
ROSS TOLLERTON . The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders . HURLFORD . AYRSHIRE . 14-Sep . 1914 . North Ayrshire
HENRY MAY . The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) . BRIDGETON . GLASGOW . 22-Oct . 1914 . Glasgow City Council
JAMES BROOKE . The Gordon Highlanders . ABERDEEN . ABERDEENSHIRE . 29-Oct . 1914 . Aberdeen City Council
HENRY RITCHIE . HMS Goliath . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 28-Nov . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council
JAMES MACKENZIE . Scots Guards . NEW ABBEY . KIRCUDBRIGHTSHIRE . 19-Dec . 1914 . Dumfries and Galloway Council
WILLIAM BRUCE . Scinde Rifles, Frontier Force . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 19-Dec . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council . Shetland Island (councils in discussion)
WALTER BRODIE . The Highland Light Infantry . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 07 Nov or 11 Nov . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council
HARRY RANKEN . Royal Army Medical Corps . GLASGOW . GLASGOW . 19-20 Sep . 1914 . Glasgow City Council
WILLIAM ANDERSON . Prince of Wale's Own Yorkshire Regiment . DALLAS . MORAYSHIRE . 12-Mar . 1915 . Moray Council
GEORGE SAMSON . SS River Clyde . CARNOUSTIE . ANGUS/ FORFARSHIRE . 25-Apr . 1915 . Angus
DAVID FINLAY . The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) . GUARDBRDGE . FIFE . 09-May . 1915 . Fife Council
JOHN RIPLEY . The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) . KEITH . BANFSHIRE . 09-May . 1915 . Moray Council
WILLIAM ANGUS . The Highland Light Infantry . ARMADALE/LINLITHGOW . WEST LOTHIAN . 12-Jun . 1915 . West Lothian Council

I can't believe there were so many in Edinburgh in 2014 which I missed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the full list broken down by authority then by date. Nine out of the seventy men listed were serving in Canadian Forces.

FNAME LNAME REGIMENT BORN BORN COUNTY Date won Year Won VC Local council Other connection?
JAMES BROOKE . The Gordon Highlanders . ABERDEEN . ABERDEENSHIRE . 29-Oct . 1914 . Aberdeen City Council
ARCHIBALD SMITH . SS Otaki . CULTS . ABERDEENSHIRE . 10-Mar . 1917 . Aberdeen City Council
ROBERT COMBE . Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force . ABERDEEN . ABERDEENSHIRE . 03-May . 1917 . Aberdeen City Council

CHARLES JARVIS . Field Company, Royal Engineers . FRASERBURGH . ABERDEENSHIRE . 23-Aug . 1914 . Aberdeenshire Council
JOSEPH WATT . HM Drifter Gowan Lea . GARDENSTOWN . ABERDEENSHIRE . 15-May . 1917 . Aberdeenshire Council
COLIN BARRON . Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force . BOYNDIE . BANFFSHIRE . 06-Nov . 1917 . Aberdeenshire Council

GEORGE SAMSON . SS River Clyde . CARNOUSTIE . ANGUS/ FORFARSHIRE . 25-Apr . 1915 . Angus
CHARLES MELVIN . Black Watch, Royal Highlanders . MONTROSE . ANGUS . 21-Apr . 1917 . Angus

GEORGE PATON . Grenadier Guards . INNELLAN . ARGYLLSHIRE . 01-Dec . 1917 . Argyll and Bute
DAVID MACINTYRE . Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders . PORTNAHAVEN . ISLE OF ISLAY . 24-Aug . 1918 . Argyll and Bute

JAMES POLLOCK . Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders . TILLICOULTRY . CLACKMANNANSHIRE . 27-Sep . 1915 . Clackmannanshire Council
JAMES DAWSON . Special Field Company, Royal Engineers . TILLICOULTRY . CLACKMANNANSHIRE . 13-Oct . 1915 . Clackmannanshire Council
JOHN BUCHAN . Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders . ALLOA . CLACKMANNANSHIRE . 21-22 Mar . 1918 . Clackmannanshire Council

JAMES MACKENZIE . Scots Guards . NEW ABBEY . KIRCUDBRIGHTSHIRE . 19-Dec . 1914 . Dumfries and Galloway Council
SAMUEL WALLACE . Royal Field Artillery . THORNHILL . DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY . 30-Nov . 1917 . Dumfries and Galloway Council
LOUIS MCGUFFIE . King's Own Scottish Borderers . WIGTOWN . DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY . 28-Sep . 1918 . Dumfries and Galloway Council
JAMES TAIT . Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force . GREENBRAE . DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY . 08-11 Aug . 1918 . Dumfries and Galloway Council
WILLIAM CLARK-KENNEDY . Quebec Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force . CASTLE DOUGLAS/PORTPATRICK . DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY . 27-28 Aug . 1918 . Dumfries and Galloway Council

JOHN MEIKLE . Seaforth Highlanders . KIRKINTILOCH . DUMBARTONSHIRE . 20-Jul . 1918 . East Dunbartonshire Council

WILLIAM JOHNSTON . Field Company, Royal Engineers . LEITH . EDINBURGH . 14-Sep . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council
GEORGE WILSON . The Highland Light Infantry . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 14-Sep . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council
HENRY RITCHIE . HMS Goliath . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 28-Nov . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council
WILLIAM BRUCE . Scinde Rifles, Frontier Force . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 19-Dec . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council . Shetland Island (councils in discussion)
WALTER BRODIE . The Highland Light Infantry . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 07 Nov or 11 Nov . 1914 . Edinburgh City Council
WILLIAM BLOOMFIELD . Scout Corps, South African Mounted Brigade . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 24-Aug . 1916 . Edinburgh City Council
ALLAN KER . The Gordon Highlanders . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 21-Mar . 1918 . Edinburgh City Council
JAMES MCPHIE . Royal Engineers . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 14-Oct . 1918 . Edinburgh City Council
DAVID MCGREGOR . The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) . EDINBURGH . EDINBURGH . 22-Oct . 1918 . Edinburgh City Council
ADAM ARCHIBALD . Royal Engineers . LEITH . EDINBURGH . 04-Nov . 1918 . Edinburgh City Council

SAMUEL FRICKLETON . New Zealand Rifle Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force . SLAMANNAN . STIRLINGSHIRE . 07-Jun . 1917 . Falkirk Council
HARCUS STRACHAN . Fort Garry Horse, Canadian Expeditionary Force . BO'NESS . SCOTLAND/W LOTHIAN . 20-Nov . 1917 . Falkirk Council

DAVID FINLAY . The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) . GUARDBRDGE . FIFE . 09-May . 1915 . Fife Council
ROBERT DUNSIRE . The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) . BUCKHAVEN . FIFE . 26-Sep . 1915 . Fife Council
JOHN ERSKINE . The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) . DUNFERMLINE . FIFE . 22-Jun . 1916 . Fife Council
JOHN MCAULAY . Scots Guards . KINGHORN . FIFE . 27-Nov . 1917 . Fife Council
DAVID HUNTER . The Highland Light Infantry . DUNFERMLINE . FIFE . 16-18 Sep . 1918 . Fife Council

HENRY MAY . The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) . BRIDGETON . GLASGOW . 22-Oct . 1914 . Glasgow City Council
HARRY RANKEN . Royal Army Medical Corps . GLASGOW . GLASGOW . 19-20 Sep . 1914 . Glasgow City Council
WILLIAM YOUNG . The East Lancashire Regiment . GLASGOW . SCOTLAND . 22-Dec . 1915 . Glasgow City Council
WALTER RITCHIE . Seaforth Highlanders . GLASGOW . GLASGOW . 01-Jul . 1916 . Glasgow City Council
JAMES TURNBALL . The Highland Light Infantry . GLASGOW . GLASGOW . 01-Jul . 1916 . Glasgow City Council
ROBERT DOWNIE . The Royal Dublin Fusiliers . GLASGOW . GLASGOW . 23-Oct . 1916 . Glasgow City Council
DONALD MACKINTOSH . Seaforth Highlanders . GLASGOW . GLASGOW . 11-Apr . 1917 . Glasgow City Council
JOHN SKINNER . King's Own Scottish Borderers . GLASGOW . GLASGOW . 16-Aug . 1917 . Glasgow City Council
WILLIAM HERBERT ANDERSON . The Highland Light Infantry . GLASGOW . GLASGOW . 25-Mar . 1918 . Glasgow City Council

ROBERT MCBEATH . Seaforth Highlanders . KINLOCHBERVIE . SUTHERLAND . 20-Nov . 1917 . Highland Council
GEORGE FINDLAY . Royal Engineers . BALLOCH . DUNBARTONSHIRE . 04-Nov . 1918 . Highland Council
JOHN MACGREGOR . Canadian Mounted Rifles, Canadian Expeditionary Force . CAWDOR . INVERNESS/ NAIRN . 29 Sep - 03 Oct . 1918 . Highland Council

WILLIAM ANDERSON . Prince of Wale's Own Yorkshire Regiment . DALLAS . MORAYSHIRE . 12-Mar . 1915 . Moray Council
JOHN RIPLEY . The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) . KEITH . BANFSHIRE . 09-May . 1915 . Moray Council
ALEXANDER EDWARDS . Seaforth Highlanders . DRAINIE/LOSSIEMOUTH . MORAYSHIRE . 31-Jul . 1917 . Moray Council
GEORGE MCINTOSH . The Gordon Highlanders . PORTESSIE . MORAYSHIRE . 31-Jul . 1917 . Moray Council

ROSS TOLLERTON . The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders . HURLFORD . AYRSHIRE . 14-Sep . 1914 . North Ayrshire

DAVID LAUDER . The Royal Scot Fusiliers . AIRDRIE . NORTH LANARKSHIRE . 13-Aug . 1915 . North Lanarkshire Council
JAMES RICHARDSON . Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force . BELLSHILL . SCOTLAND . 08-09 Oct . 1916 . North Lanarkshire Council
WILLIAM MILNE . Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force . CAMBUSNETHAN . WISHAW . 09-Apr . 1917 . North Lanarkshire Council
JOHN CARMICHAEL . The Prince of Wales's North Staffordshire Regiment . GLENMAVIS . NORTH LANARKSHIRE . 08-Sep . 1917 . North Lanarkshire Council
WILLIAM CLAMP . Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment . MOTHERWELL . LANARKSHIRE . 09-Oct . 1917 . North Lanarkshire Council
THOMAS CALDWELL . Royal Scots Fusilliers (Lothian Regiment) . CARLUKE . SOUTH LANARKSHIRE . 31-Oct . 1918 . North Lanarkshire Council
JOHN O'NEILL . The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) . AIRDRIE . NORTH LANARKSHIRE . 14 and 20 Oct . 1918 . North Lanarkshire Council . Wirral (councils in discussion)

JOHN CRAIG . The Royal Scot Fusiliers . COMRIE . PERTHSHIRE . 05-Jun . 1917 . Perth and Kinross Council
WILLIAM BISSETT . Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders . BAUCHLANDS . PERTHSHIRE . 25-Oct . 1918 . Perth and Kinross Council

ARTHUR HENDERSON . Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders . PAISLEY . RENFREWSHIRE . 23-Apr . 1917 . Renfrewshire Council
HUGH MCIVER . The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) . KILLBRACKEN/ LINWOOD . RENFREWSHIRE . 23-Aug . 1918 . Renfrewshire Council

DANIEL LAIDLAW . The King's Own Scottish Borderers . LITTLE SWINTON . SCOTTISH BORDERS . 25-Sep . 1915 . Scottish Borders Council
JOHN DAYKINS . The York and Lancaster Regiment . HAWICK . SCOTTISH BORDERS/ ROXBURGHSHIRE . 20-Oct . 1918 . Scottish Borders Council

ROBERT SHANKLAND . Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force . AYR . AYRSHIRE . 26-Oct . 1917 . South Ayrshire

JAMES HUFFAM . The Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment . DUNBLANE . PERTHSHIRE . 31-Aug . 1918 . Stirling Council

JOHN BROWN HAMILTON . The Highland Light Infantry . DUMBARTON . DUNBARTONSHIRE . 25-26 Sep . 1917 . West Dunbartonshire

WILLIAM ANGUS . The Highland Light Infantry . ARMADALE/LINLITHGOW . WEST LOTHIAN . 12-Jun . 1915 . West Lothian Council
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like there's gonna be a few doublers.

Jarvis has a stone at both Fraserburgh, his birthplace and Carnoustie, where he lived most of his life.

Charles Melvin will likely commemorated in both Kirrie and Craig parish, not Montrose, it's across the Esk.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiling of William Angus' slab was an item on Reporting Scotland last night.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Morley wrote:
Unveiling of William Angus' slab was an item on Reporting Scotland last night.


Another "doubler" - he has a stone in Armadale (his place of birth) and Carluke (where he spent most of his life).
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I'll need to update the list to reflect the stones which are laid in birthplaces and home towns.

Thanks gents

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam - Photos of James MacKenzie's stone in Maxwelltown, Dumfries have now been added.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=71374#71374
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The royal navy website covered Samson's marker being unveiled in Carnoustie in April. Remarkably his son is still with us at 98 and attended the ceremony, a WW2 veteran himself.

Navy news link
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Finlay 2nd Black Watch from Guardbridge news article
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to council minutes Tollerton had his paving stone placed in Irvine High Street.

Some images at the following link.
http://na2014.co.uk/commemorate/

So not commemorated in his place of birth, the nearby Hurlford.
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