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Malcolm



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Huntly, Aberdeenshire Reply with quote

The Memorial is located just before the Huntly Castle entrance.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures Malcolm. I've noticed that the granit memorials in the north east have some really interesting designs. In the rest of Scotland designs tend to be far more straight forward and traditional with celtic crosses and simple obelisks but in Aberdeenshire and the north east design seems to have been much more adventurous as if anything goes! I've never understood why, maybe some of our members from up that neck of the woods can offer some explanation?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Great pictures Malcolm. I've noticed that the granit memorials in the north east have some really interesting designs. In the rest of Scotland designs tend to be far more straight forward and traditional with celtic crosses and simple obelisks but in Aberdeenshire and the north east design seems to have been much more adventurous as if anything goes! I've never understood why, maybe some of our members from up that neck of the woods can offer some explanation?
Jim

It was not for nothing that Aberdeen became known as the Granite City. There were many granite works employing hundreds of ganite workers. The surrounding countryside is dotted with granite quarries. The local architects and sculptors were well aware of all its possibilities. The freedom of treatment you refer to would spring from the utter confidence of constant practise in working this material. I would like to think that the people involved, from design to hewing and polishing, were perhaps trying even harder in this case.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 8588
OS Map Ref: NJ 529 401
Type: OBELISK
Location Details: AT ENTRANCE TO AVENUE LEADING TO GORDON SCHOOLS


The memorial, which bears the names of 184 men from WW1 and 14 from WW2, is 11 metres in height and made of Kemnay granite. It is described by UKNIWM as :
ELONGATED GROUP OF GRANITE COLUMNS STANDING ON PAVED PLATFORM. UPPER PARTS STAND CLEAR & CARRY FRIEZE & CORNICE CROWNED BY OBELISK.

It was unveiled on 24th September 1922 by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon

















These panels added to commemorate those who fell, 1939-1945





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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: Lt John F Philip Reply with quote

Philip John Forbes Lt Royal Naval Reserve HMS Candytuft b Forgue Age 27 18-Nov-17 Son of Adam & Margaret Forbes Philip, Inveraven, Huntly. 1891 Census : 194 Forgue 4/32: Frendraught: Father's Occ: Forester. 1901 Census 168/2 St Machar: 288 Union Grove 34/223. Plymouth Naval Memorial M. R. 2
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: Sur Pro G S Freeman Reply with quote

Freeman Gerald Stewart Sur Pro Royal Naval Vol. Reserve HMS Lassoo Age 21 13-Aug-16 Son of James Michael & Katherine Hamilton Freeman, Austral House, Huntly. Register of Voters: 15 May 1919: 26 Castle St; Father's Occ: Surveyor (Customs Excise) page 407. Plymouth Naval Memorial M. R. 2 Panel 19
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Engineman W R Kemack Reply with quote

Kermack William Reid Engineman 3315ES Royal Naval Reserve (D) Gavenwood 20-Feb-16 Husband of Annie Kermack, 92 Upper Kirkgate, Huntly. Register of Voters: 15 May 1919: Annie: 9A Upperkirkgate Lane. Portsmouth Naval Memorial M. R. 3 Panel 23
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Trooper J G McWilliam Reply with quote

McWilliam John Gordon Pte 26302 3rd Lancashire Fusiliers b Huntly Age 18 Died Home 21-Nov-15 Son of John & Isabella McWilliam, 100 Buccleuch St; Edinburgh. Huntly War Memorial has him listed as Trooper : Scots Greys. Edinburgh (Newington, or Echo Bank), Cemetery U. K. Edinbrugh H1.197

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