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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: KIRKDEN, WW1 Reply with quote

Again the Parish Church has been disused for some time. All that remains is the bell and some parts of the walls where the memorial plaque has been affixed thereto;


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

11 great war names

William J. Brown
David C. Bruce
James Douglas
James Edgar
David Edwards
Robert Lee
James C. Mollison
Aexander B. Salmond
Andrew Smith
George R. Smith
William Sturrock


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:37 pm    Post subject: KIRKDEN parish church Letham ruins WW 1 Reply with quote

The WW1 war memorial for the FORMER KIRKDEN PARISH CHURCH at Letham (Angus) was closed around 1950 and the roof removed as it merged with LETHAM Parish Church but the church war memorial still is there on the ruined building .

The MONTROSE STANDARD for Friday 18th February 1921 recorded the dedication service was held in the Parish Church on sunday when a memorial tablet in Memory of those who fell during the war was unveiled . The Rev John Boyle officiated at the ceremony , The newspaper recorded the war dead names from the war memorial .

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject: KIRKDEN parish church Letham ruins WW 1 Reply with quote

The Trustees of the Scottish National War Memorial at the castle in Edinburgh accepted the death of

Pte 51294 ROBERT LEE , Princess Patricia;s Canadian Light Infantry (East Ont Regiment ) aged 35 years as being killed in action on 8th May 1915 in F& F theatre of war . He is recorded on the CWGC index as being the son of JOHN and ANNIE LEE of 40 Burnbrae, Alexandria , Dumbartonshire Scotland and he has no known grave but listed on Ypres (Menin Gate Belgium

The SNWM roll records :

LEE, ROBERT 51294 Pte , Born Campsie Stirlingshire Killed in action 8th may 1915 ; Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry : F & F

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Lt Col Colin McGrory, secretary to the Trustees informed me during Febryary 2020 that they had accepted the casualty of WW1

Robert Lee's father was for a number of years from around the 1900 period and through the 1914-1918 war the Headmaster of the KIRKDEN SCHOOL at the Kirkden schoolhouse near to Letham .


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:54 pm    Post subject: KIRKDEN parish church Letham ruins WW 1 Reply with quote

Evening Telegraph Wednesday 12 May 2020 records the action of Pte Robert Lee in the Canadian forces and the battle war diary for Bellewaarde on 8th May 1915 . The newspaper heading is recorded as Historian brings untold story of forgotten WW1 hero to life . Page 12 and page 13 and the on line editon of the Dundee courier for Tuesday 12th May 2020 records the story in its pages and the kirkden Parish church War Memorial .


Should this be under Churches

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