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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: William Philip Rettie Reply with quote

Photos courtesy of Hugh Macrae via Matthew Jarron;



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RETTIE, WILLIAM PHILIP

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rettie, of Balcairn, Dundee.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/collections/dental/artworks/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rettie-166
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we need to get a photograph of the building, if it still exists, which the Rettie family purchased in memory of William Rettie.

From one of the links above it suggests that there is another stained glass window by Douglas Strachan which should also be considered part of the memorial.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks to Matthew Jarron and the University`s Museum Services for the pics.
Do any of the sleuths recognise the style of the window to Philip Rettie?
I suspect that the window by Douglas Strachan was erected in honour of father William rather than son Philip but i`ll check with Matthew.Either way as it is believed to be an unexecuted design for the National Memorial it should be recognised.I`ll follow up.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
I think we need to get a photograph of the building, if it still exists, which the Rettie family purchased in memory of William Rettie.

From one of the links above it suggests that there is another stained glass window by Douglas Strachan which should also be considered part of the memorial.

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The building does still exist and might be considered a War Memorial????
http://dentistry.dundee.ac.uk/illustrious-history
which includes photographs and this:

"Since itís founding in 1916 and the first dental students enrolling two years later, the Dundee School of Dentistry has changed beyond all recognition.
Back then, the Park Place premises comprised of the flat at No.4 plus the neighbouring house, No.2, which Mr. William Rettie generously equipped in memory of his son Philip who died in action at the Battle of Loos.
The School still occupies the old buildings, plus a 10 storey high tower block
."

Although it's not clear if the building was donated or just the contents.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the buidling is the memorial with the plaque and the window additional items.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can confirm that, according to Matthew Jarron,both the building and its contents were presented to the university by William Rettie in memory of his son Philip.
Will photograph the building shortly.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The window is WMR 68956
The plaque is WMR 85683
The building is WMR 85685
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