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Dunnichen Parish Church near Letham Angus - WW1

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Dunnichen Parish Church near Letham Angus - WW1 Reply with quote

The Dunnichen Parish Church near Letham is nowadays linked to the Parish Church at Letham Angus .

Within the Dunnichen Parish Church there is a War Memorial communion table with a metal plaque bearing the names of 16 casualties of the congregation who fell in the Great War 1914 -1919


The wording on the metal plaque that is on the top of the wooden table reads " Dunnichen Parish Church : To the Glory of God and In Loving Memory of Those of our Congregation who fell in the Great War 1914 -1919 ."

Sixteen casualties are listed below the wording :


David Farquharson BALFOUR

Joseph Davidson Wilkie BRUCE

James CRABB

John Leighton FINDLAY

James FLEMING

Alexander Mitchell FLEMING

John HAMPTON

James LINDSAY

William NAPIER

George Robert NICOLL

James PIRIE

James Alexander REID

John REE

David Farquharson SMART

Robert Smith

Walter Reid TAYLOR



Then next to this Great War metal plaque is a small metal plaque listing the 1939-1945 War casualties of the Letham Parish Church congregation . There are Eight casualties listed
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Dunnichen church Reply with quote

This Dunnichen church war memorial is located on top of the Communion table within the church . The church over these recent years has merged with the Letham Parish church and there is or was some suggestion that this old church could close and be sold .
Ive not heard anything further as the Letham minister left the parish !

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Dunnichen Parish church near Letham angus Reply with quote

It has been notified that the Church of Scotland has directed that the DUNNICHEN CHURCH will be closed during the month of AUGUST 2011 and be put on the market of Churches listed under the control of the Church of Scotland be sold ..

Dunnichen church is a joint congregation with Letham parish Church and Kirkden parish . (Kirkden church near Letham closed in the 1950s and had its roof removed but the WW1 war memorial is still there )



Don't think that the public are happy with that .....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat,

That's August come and gone. Any news on the memorials being relocated to Letham per chance?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Dunnichen Kirk near Forfar Reply with quote

today I communicated with Councillor David Lumgair who is an elder at the joint churches of Dunnichen and Letham (Angus ) and asked him about the War Memorial communion table in the Dunnichen church . He did not realise that the communion table had a war memorial plaque on its top but he will now look into the matter .

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat,

Well done. Hope this gets sorted out satisfactorily.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Dunnichen C of S church Dunnichen angus Reply with quote

I have today visited the rededicated (refurbished ) Church Of Scotland at Letham Angus.

As the Dunnichen church is no longer in use the church at Letham have now got the Dunnichen Communion table with its WW1 ( and WW2 ) war memorials that list the church casualties in this Letham church .

Letham church does not have a War Memorial inside the church of its own as the village has the war memorial in the park .


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:43 am    Post subject: Joseph Davidson Wilkie Bruce Reply with quote

Joseph Davidson Wilkie Bruce
Birth 19 Sept 1896 in Dunnichen, Forfarshire
Death 18 July 1916 in France WWI
Rank:Private
Service No:S/12925
Date of Death:18/07/1916Age:19
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 10th Bn.
Grave Reference: 7.C.2. Cemetery:LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL
Additional Information: Son of Eliza Bruce, of Guthrie Rd., Letham, Angus.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:51 am    Post subject: Alexander Mitchell Fleming Reply with quote

Name: Alexander Mitchell Fleming
Birth Place: Letham, Forfar
Residence: Letham
Death Date: 28 Dec 1916
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Forfar
Rank: GDSN.
Regiment: Scots Guards
Regimental Number: 10800
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Soldiers Effects: Mother: Hannah
Grave Reference: VI. G. 18. Cemetery:HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: George Robert Nicoll Reply with quote

Name: George Robert Nicol
Birth Place: Dunichan, Forfarshire
Residence: Letham, Forfarshire
Death Date: 7 Dec 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Perth
Rank: Private
Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment
Battalion: 11th Battalion
Regimental Number: 46472
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 231462, R.E.
Grave Reference: I. F. 1. Cemetery:RIBECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
Soldiers Effects: Sister Anne
Father Jospeh Nicol, Builder & Mother Elizabeth Stevenson.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: David Farquharson Smart Reply with quote

Rank:Sergeant
Service No:73081
Date of Death:04/07/1917
Age:24
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry 28th Bn.
Grave Reference: East of Church.
Cemetery:DUNNICHEN PARISH CHURCHYARD
Additional Information: Son of David Farquharson Smart and Betsy Stewart Smart, of Kingsmuir, Forfar, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:50 pm    Post subject: John Leighton Findlay Reply with quote

Name: John Findlay
Birth Place: Muirpevey, Forfarshire
Death Date: 24 Oct 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Forfar
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Battalion: 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial)
Regimental Number: S/25723
Rank:Private
Service No:S/25723
Date of Death:24/10/1918
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 23. Cemetery:THIANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Agnes Y. Ramsay Findlay, of Auchlishie, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire. Born at Muirpearsie, Kirriemuir.
Mother Agnes Yeaman Ramsay.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:57 pm    Post subject: James Crabb Reply with quote

Name: James Crabb
Birth Place: Forfar
Residence: Letham, Porfar
Death Date: 15 Oct 1914
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Glencorse, Midlothian
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: 2944
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Rank:Private
Service No:2944
Date of Death:15/10/1914
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 12. Cemetery:BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs - Friday 06 November 1914: page 7
Age 38
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:06 pm    Post subject: John Hampton Reply with quote

Name: John Hampton
Birth Place: Dunnichen, Forfar, Scotland
Death Date: 21 Mar 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Forfar, Scotland
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Wales Borderers
Battalion: 6th Battalion
Regimental Number: 44415
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 179283, R.E
Rank:Private
Service No:44415
Date of Death:21/03/1918
Regiment/Service:South Wales Borderers 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 6. Memorial:ARRAS MEMORIAL
Age 37
Son of Thomas Hampton & Catherine Hazell.
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