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LARGO PARISH, WW1, LUNDIN LINKS

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: LARGO PARISH, WW1, LUNDIN LINKS Reply with quote






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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The column design is 'almost' identical to that at Newport;

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2670
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:10 pm    Post subject: VictoriaCross Reply with quote

The four Andersons were brothers. They also have a plaque in Glasgow Cathedral. Lt-Col. William Anderson VC HLI has been listed already on this forum.

He is listed on his own at Cardross, and also on the Glasgow Academy War Memorial and Fettes College War Memorial in Edinburgh

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Name: ANDERSON, WILLIAM HERBERT
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Awards: V C
Additional information: Son of W. J. Anderson, C.B.E., of Strathairly, Largo, Fife, husband of Gertrude Campbell Anderson, of 23, Abingdon Court, Kensington, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 36.
Cemetery: PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT
Citation: An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 30th April, 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery, determination, and gallant leading of his command. The enemy attacked on the right of the battalion frontage and succeeded in penetrating the wood held by our men. Owing to successive lines of the enemy following on closely there was the greatest danger that the flank of the whole position would be turned. Grasping the seriousness of the situation, Colonel Anderson made his way across the open in full view of the enemy now holding the wood on the right, and after much effort succeeded in gathering the remainder of the two right companies. He personally led the counter-attack and drove the enemy from the wood, capturing twelve machine guns and seventy prisoners, and restoring the original line. His conduct in leading the charge was quite fearless and his most splendid example was the means of rallying and inspiring the men during the most critical hour. Later on the same day, in another position, the enemy had penetrated to within three hundred yards of the village and were holding a timber yard in force. Colonel Anderson reorganised his men after they had been driven in and brought them forward to a position of readiness for a counterattack. He led the attack in person and throughout showed the utmost disregard for his own safety. The counter-attack drove the enemy from his position, but resulted in this very gallant officer losing his life. He died fighting within the enemy's lines, setting a magnificent example to all who were privileged to serve under him."
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:57 pm    Post subject: Leven Reply with quote

Additional photographs.
Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for them.
Memorial is on the A 915 (Kirkcaldy to St.Andrews Road) - crossroads here, road to Keil's Den straight ahead (where car comes from), Lundin Links starts on left of monument, and Upper Largo along/up the road on right; with "Harbour Wynd" to Lower Largo behind us.





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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John

Are Upper Largo, Lower Largo and Lundin Links are all covered by this one memorial?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Largo Reply with quote

Adam in short I don't know. Got this from FifeFHS site.
PARISH OF LARGO.

THIS PARISH is on the south coast of the County. It is bounded on the south by Largo Bay, by the parishes of Kilconquhar and Newburn on the east, by Ceres on the north, and by Scoonie on the west. It contains the villages of Upper Largo, or Kirkton, Lower Largo, with its suburbs, Drumochie and Temple, Lundin Mill, Woodside, and New Gilston. Its length from north to south is nearly four and a half miles, and its average breadth three miles.

It doesn't make the situation crystal clear. Under Fife Churches we also have one for Largoward
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Anderson Brothers are also listed on a plaque in Glasgow Cathedral, see:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=33406#33406

And

Upper Largo Church Memorial, see:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3346&highlight=largo

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

Gnr. J. Alexander
Lt.Col. W.H. Anderson V.C. (Victoria Cross)
2nd.Lt. A.R. Anderson
Capt. C.H. Anderson
Capt. E.K. Anderson
Sgt. C. Arthur
Lt. R. Baxter
2nd.Lt. T. Bell M.M. (Military Medal)
L.Cpl. A. Bisset
Cpl. T. Bisset
Cpl. W. Black
Pte. A. Blyth
Capt. A.D. Briggs
Tpr. J.M. Bruce
Mar.Ch.Eng. W. Clayton
Pte. A. Clunie
Maj. C. Makgill-Crichton
Pte. R. Cunningham
Pte. R. Davidson
Gnr. A. Dickson
Pte. D. Ferrier
Lt. D. Gilmour
Spr. J. Graham
Pte. P. Grubb
Pte. R. Guthrie
Pte. J. Harris
Sgt. T. Johnston M.M. (Military Medal)
Cpl. T.B. Lister
Pte. W.S. Martin
Pte. P. Melville
Sgt. R. Miller
Pte. D. Oswald
Pte. H. Paxton
Spr. R.K. Philp
Pte. D. Porteous
Pte. A. Pringle
Pte. T. Rattray
Lt. R.B. Ritchie M.C. (Military Cross)
Pte. D. Robertson
Pte. G. Robertson
Pte. J. Ross
Pte. J. Shepherd
Sgt. E. Smith
Sgt. L. Smith
L.Cpl. P. Spowart
Pte. J. Wann
Pte. R. Wann
Pte. A. Welsh
Gnr. R. White
Gnr. J. Williamson
Pte. J.S. Wilson
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:11 am    Post subject: Thomas Johnston MM Reply with quote

Thomas Johnston Sgt S/7400 MM 1st Gordon Highlanders b Glasgow e Leven Age 29 Died of Wounds F & F 02/10/1918 Son of the late David Johnston, of Glasgow; husband of Wilhelmina Johnston, of Crusoe House, Lower Largo, Fife. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Ribecourt Railway Cemetery Fr 0359 Row B Grave 11 The Scotsman 11-06-17 P7 & 05-11-18 P6: Lundin Links
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