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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: FERRYPORT-ON-CRAIG (TAYPORT) Reply with quote

Tayport - Fife
The Tayport war memorial takes the form of a curved entrance gateway, the wall measuring 24 feet wide by 15 feet high. It stands on the junction of Craig Road and Dougall Street, opposite the parish church (Postcode DD6 9NS)





An article which was published in 'The Studio'


WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Adam John
Anderson Alexander
Beaton George
Berry Alexander
Berry James
Berry Robert
Bissett John
Briggs Andrew
Brown Robert
Buchan Alexander
Campbell Malcolm
Campbell Thomas
Castle George
Clark Robert
Cook James
Cook Thomas
Cowie James
Cowie James Cook
Dalrymple James
Dawson William
Death William H.
Dougall Hamish Maitland
Dougall William Maitland
Downton Percy
Doyle Edward
Duncan Andrew
Duncan Peter
Duncan Thomas
Ewan David
Falconer James
Ferguson Andrew
Ferguson James
Ferguson Robert
Ferguson William
Fyfe Alexander
Gibson George
Gilmour James
Graham Robert
Green Robert
Greig Melville
Guthrie Andrew
Hanlin George
Harold Wilkie
Hay James
Henderson David
Henderson Robert
Henry George
Jarvis Charles W.B.
Jarvis Harry
Johnstone James
Johnstone John
Keay David
Keay Thomas
Kennedy John
MacIlwraith William S.
MacPherson John
Manolark Charles
Marr Alexander
Meechan Michael
Meek David
Melville John
Melville John S.
Moon James
Naughton Thomas
Nelson James
Ness John M.
Nicholson Alexander
Osler David
Peat Thomas
Philip John
Philip Thomas
Pryde Andrew
Redpath James
Rennie Hugh
Robertson Alexander
Robertson David
Rodger Thomas W.
Scott Oliver
Scott Thomas
Scroggie William
Simpson David
Smart William
Smith David
Smith John
Smith Robert
Sorley Robert
Stewart Duncan
Sweenie Alexander
Thomson Robert
Thomson William
Ursito William
Wallace Irvine
Watson George
Watson Leslie
Watt James
Wheatley William
Whitecross William R.
Williamson David
Young William



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Anderson William
Birrell Alexander
Briggs William J.
Cairney George
Cairney John
Cavanagh Hugh
Cochran Betty
Cook Robert
Donaldson Murray
Dundas Charles H.
Edwards Ronald
Farquhar Clement
Findlay Charles
Grant David
Greig Philip
Hamill Thomas
Harley Peter
Lancaster Stanley
Lenahan Desmond
Main Leonard
Matthewson Robert
Mayes Robert
McLeod Aden
McRae Donald
Milne Jack
Milne Robert
Nelson Robert
Nicoll David
Nicoll George
Pow William
Pryde John
Quinn John C.
Ross Andrew G.
Ross Hugh
Sherrit James
Taiano Fred
Taylor John C.
Tosh William
Treasurer Robert
Walker Robert
Welch Tom
Whyte Thomas
Wilson Neil
Wilson William


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parish of Ferry Port on Craig
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It stands on the corner of the Main Road and Mount Stewart Road.

The War Memorial stands on the corner of Dougal Street and Craig Road.
I do not know of a "Mount Stewart Road" in Tayport. The "main road" at that point is called Queen Street.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are clearer photographs of the name panels and some details on some of those named on a locked thread within the forum

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3736

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Ursito also commemorated in Perth Golden Book. His father was Austrian;

Name: URSITO, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 28/11/1917
Service No: 43030
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ursito, of 35, Elizabeth St., Tayport, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 131 to 132.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 22.12.1917
PERTHSHIRE’S FALLEN HEROES – PERTH


Pte. William R. Ursito, H.L.I., twin son of Mr and Mrs Ursito, 16 Friarton Buildings, Shore, killed.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I regret to inform members that the massive bronze gates to the Tayport memorial have been stolen. As this will certainly be for the scrap metal value, there's little prospect of the gates being found intact. According to police there is a slim chance that they may have been legitimately removed by Fife Council - but the Council is not 100% sure about this! Police are currently treating the matter as theft. Some pics here:

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=154071&pid=1484616&st=0&#entry1484616

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it was thieves wouldn't they have taken the name panels too? Just a thought. It happened in Whitley Bay in broad daylight a few years ago. Folk thought it was the council!

I'm not condoning thefts from war memorilas but from what has been said on the other forum maybe it would be best if they aren't replaced because they make folk think the park is closed.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is a theft, I'd like to think the theives would get caught or the gates at least recovered.

I wonder how a conversation between the thieving scum and a scrap merchant goes?

"um... these huge bronze gates used to be in my grannies garden shed. So how much for 'em?"
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update on this. Fife police HQ at Cupar confirmed to me today that the missing gates are being formally investigated as a theft. As to the name panels, it looks like the thieves did indeed have a go at these too, before scarpering with just the gates. More pics here:

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=154071&pid=1484956&st=0&#entry1484956

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope the story is carried in the local press, that would hopefuly make local scrappy's aware. Have you contacted "The Courier"?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, yes I gave them a call today and was put through to a Sunday Post reporter, so hopefully it will make that paper tomorrow, or if not be passed to the Courier for Monday. As I mentioned earlier, however, the police are saying that it's thought the gates have been missing since June/July, so there's probably a good chance that they've been cut up by now before sale as scrap bronze. They could also have been taken by thieves who travelled quite a distance, so may well have been taken out of the locality almost immediately. Fingers crossed, though.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following background info was posted on the Tayport Community Council website yesterday - unfortunately it confirms that the gates are well and truly gone:

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To put the record straight! In June Fife Council were repairing the walls and railings which surround the war memorial. At that time the gates were needing repaired too and it was assumed that Fife Council had taken them for repair. Followng a recent enquiry with Fife Council as to when the gates would be returned, hoping that they would be back in time for Remembrance Sunday, we were informed that Fife Council did not have the gates and that is when it was realised that they had been stolen. The matter was then immediately reported to the Police.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Ferryport Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for this article
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any update to the story on the missing or replacement gates?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: COCHRAN, BETTY HELEN STEWART
Initials: B H S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Officer
Regiment/Service: Women's Auxiliary Air Force
Age: 30
Date of Death: 08/10/1945
Service No: 3686
Additional information: Daughter of George Nelson Cochran and Alice Wallace Cochran, of Tayport, Fife. B.L. (Edin.).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. D. 6.
Cemetery: KANDY WAR CEMETERY
_________________
Pte. W. BROWN, Middlesex Regiment, K.I.A Battle of The Somme.
Sgt. J. V. MURPHY, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, D.O.W Monte Cassino, Italy.
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