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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent images from St Giles. These are really clear, well done Paul for getting them.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh - Ministers & probationers Reply with quote

This Ministers , Probationers and Students of Divinity war memorial located in St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh lists

2nd Lieutenant JAMES WHITTINGHAME ROBERTSON, 1/ 7th Bn Black Watch kia 23 April 1917 aged 29 years the son of the late Rev Dr David R Robertson & Mrs Roberton . Born Dundee Grave Brown's Corpes Cemetery Roeux France

It would appear that 2nd Lieut James Whittinghame Robertson had been a student at St Andrews University and a cadet of their Officer Training Corps as he is shown on the photograph of St Andrews University OTC Roll of Honour for the Great War 1914 -1919 located at the present Tayforth Universities OTC Headquarters in City Road St Andrews Fife . He was training to be a Minister in the Church of Scotland at Whittinghame in the Lothians under his Uncle but on the outbreak of the Great War he volunteered to serve under the Colours as a Private in the 15th (service )Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and then during January 1917 he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into the 7th (Fife) Bn Black Watch but on 23 April 1917 he was killed in action at Fampoux , Arras . His younger brother , Lieutenant William Stewart Robetson, MC of the 10th Bn attached 4/5th Bn Black Watch had been killed in action a short time earlier in France ( 3 September 1916 grave Hamel Military Cemetery , Baeumont Hamel France ).

Both brothers 2nd Lieutenant James Whittinghame Robertson , 7th Black Watch and younger brother Lieutenant William Stewart Robertson , 10 Bn Black Watch attach 4/5th Bn Black Watch are listed on the Roll of Honour for St Andrews University Officer Training Corps - City Road St Andrews Fife ( Tayforth Universities OTC Headquarters) and 2nd Lieutenant James Whittinghame Robertson is listed on the war memorial at Whittinghame near Dunbar
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: St Giles cathedral Reply with quote

Listed on the Probationers & Student of Divinity section is recorded

J. Whittinghame Robertson who it would appear was born in Dundee the son of The Rev Dr David R Robertson & Mrs Robertson , "Elmslea" , 2 Seafield Road, Broughty Ferry Forfarshire . He attended St Andrews University and was a cadet in the St Andrews University Officer Training Corps and just before he completed his University course his younger brother William Stewart Robertson joined the students of the University and became an OTC Cadet . James Whittinghame Robertson went to train as a Minister under his Uncle at Whittinghame in the lothians and on the outbreak of the Great War he volunteered to join the ranks as a private in the 15th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders . He was later commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into the 7th Black Watch during January 1917 but on the 23 April 1917 he was killed in action and he was buried in Brown's Corpes Cemetery Roex , France . He was 29 years of age .

His younger brother , William Stewart Robertson was commissioned from St Andrews University Cadet into the 8th Black Watch then Lieutenant in the 10th Black Watch but whilst being attached to the 4/5 th Bn Black Watch he was killed in action . He is buried at Hamel Military Cemetery , Beaumont Hamel France.

2nd Lieutenant James Whittinghame Robertson is listed also on the Whittinghame War Memorial in the lothians near Dunbar . Also on the St Andrews Uni O TC at their H Q in St Andrews ( now the Tayforth Universities OTC , City Road St Andrews Fife )
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:51 am    Post subject: William Urquhart Reply with quote

Urquhart William Lt (Rev) 11th Black Watch attd 1st b Aberdeen 20/11/1883 Age 32 Killed in Action F & F 16-Aug-16 Kinloch-Rannoch date maybe 7th. Son of William Urquhart. Educated Robert Gordon's. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 40 : photo. Aberdeen University Book Remembrance. Alma Mater : 1916: page 96. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Panel 10A City

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: John Keith Forbes Reply with quote

Forbes John Keith Sniper-Sjt 2820 4th Gordon Highlanders b Aberdeen 12/04/1883 e Aberdeen Age 32 Killed in Action F & F 25-Sep-15 Son of Alexander Forbes, FEIS & Jessie Forbes (nee Keith), Glenaden, Mintlaw Station. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 19: photo. Aberdeen Uni Book of Remembrance. The Student Soldiers. & Sniper Sergeant.City Roll of Honour: 12 Salisbury Terr; Aberdeen Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Column 4 Scotsman 2-10-15: Page 10 City
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: William Alexander MacLeod Reply with quote

MacLeod William Alexander Rev Hut Chaplin, YMCA Service Med. Ex. Force b Aberdeen 28/08/1881 Age 35 Died Greece 18-Nov-16 Son of Mary McLeod, 3 Skene Pl; Aberdeen & the late William McLeod. City Roll of Honour. Aberdeen University date 16th. Salonika Anglo-French Military Cemetery, Lembet Rd G 07 Grave 683 City

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Simon Fraser Ross Reply with quote

Ross Simon Fraser Lt (Rev) 4th Gordon Highlanders b Coltfield, Alves 24/09/1887 Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 23-Apr-17 Son of Simon Peter Fraser Ross & Margaret Ross or Cameron, Coltfield Mains, Forres, Morayshire. M A Hons (Aberdeen). City Roll of Honour. Licentiate U F Church of Scotland. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 56 : photo. Moray Roll of Honour: page 375. Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux Fr 0545 Plot I Row B Grave 22 City

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Scott William Duncan Hewitt L/cpl 2814 4th Gordon Highlanders b Watford 14/03/1892 e Haddington Age 23 Killed in Action F & F 25-Sep-15 2nd son of the late William Duncan Scott, MD Abbotsmeadow, Melrose. Ed Dollar Academy : Dux. Dollar Academy ; Dux; First XV. Cadet Corps 1906-9, Col.-Sergeant. Student of Arts and Divinity, 1909-14; M.A. 1912. O.T.C. Artillery, Oct. 1909 to Nov. 1911, Cadet. Lothians and Border Horse, Private Sept. 1914. 4th Gordon. "U" Coy (Part of "D" Coy). Wytschaete Military Cemetery B 074 Plot IV Row D Grave 08 Aberdeen Daily Journal 23-03-15 RoH. Photo in Edinburgh Uni book.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Hugh Philip Skakle Reply with quote

Skakle Hugh Philip Capt (Rev) MiD 4th Gordon Highlanders b Aberdeen 25/07/1889 Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 21-Nov-17 Son of George & Mary Skakle, Aberdeen. A Clergyman of the Church of Scotland. Enlisted U Coy. City Roll of Honour: 17 University Rd; Roll of Service in the Great War : page 76 : photo. Aberdeen Uni Book of Remembrance. The Roll of Honour: Vol IV Page 186. Anneux British Cemetery Fr 0256 Plot I Row E Grave 2 ADJ 30-22-27 1/1 City & St Machars Photo taken Nov 2008

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Scougall Frank W (Rev) Major Cameronians (Sco. Rif) 34 19-Sep-18 Son of And. E Scougal MA LLD (H M Senior Chief Inspector of Training Colleges, Scotland) & Mrs Scougal, 47 Baird Ave; Edinburgh. City Roll of Honour: 17 Belvidere Cres; Scougal CWGC. Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece G 05 Plot III Row B Grave 10 City

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Barclay Robert Stephen (Rev) 2nd Lt 3rd Royal Scots attd 16th Bn b Fraserburgh 20/11/1868 Age 49 Killed in Action F & F 21-Mar-18 Son of James & Jane Barclay, Fraserburgh. Officers Book page 53. City Roll of Honour : date 22nd Roll of Service in the Great War ; page 81 : Photo. St Mark's Perth Fasti Vol IV page 233. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 1 & 2 Column 28 City & Fraserburgh
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Crighton Norman (Rev) 2nd Lt 4th Seaforth Highlanders b Stornoway 03/02/1888 Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 16-Nov-16 Son of William Crichton, Stornoway. City Roll of Honour: Stornoway: date 15th. KiA Beaumont Hamel. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15C City & Rutherford Church
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Dawson David Stewart (Rev) Lt Gordon Highlanders b Melbourne 27/08/1890 Age 27 Died of Wounds Home 20-Oct-17 Son of James Dawson, Manse of Marnoch, Banffhire. also Manse of Clepington, 23 Albany Terr; Dundee. Husband of the late Jessie Stewart Don Dawson. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 73 : photo. Aberdeen University Book of Remembance. City Roll of Honour. Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery U. K. Aberdeen (Allenvale) R.72 City
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Grant John Spence, The Rev Capt MC 6th Gordon Highlanders b Cairnie 28/03/1890 Age 27 Killed in Action F & F 09-Apr-17 Son of George & Mary Grant, Hillbrae, Culsalmond, Insch, Aberdeenshire City Roll of Honour: Broughty-Ferry. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 53 : photo. Aberdeen University Book of Remembrance.The Roll of Honour Vol III page 118. Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt Fr 0728 Plot I Row A Grave 47 City Insch & Insch PS & Leslie
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Knowles John Forbes Pte 2719 4th Gordon Highlanders b Aberdeen 26/02/1891 e Aberdeen Age 24 Killed in Action F & F 05-May-15 Son of George & Janet Knowles, 15 Richmondhill Rd; Aberdeen. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 5 : photo. Aberdeen University Book of Remembrance. St Nicholas United Free Church, Union Grove. Wytschaete Military Cemetery B 074 Plot IV Row D Grave 01 City & St Nicholas United FC
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