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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: KIRKMICHAEL (STRATHARDLE) Reply with quote

On the A924 between the B950 and Kirkmichael village
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Grid ref: NO081600
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one bothered me for a while - a memorial to the 'Glenners'. There HAD to be one but I could never find any mention of it and no amount of scouting around could locate it.
I then spoke with a with an old gentleman who had, for many years, ran a joinery business in the area and was directed to it.
As you can see it is another example of neglect. Steps leading to it are cut into a steep hillside and the memorial sits atop overlooking Kirkmichael and the surrounding area. It must have been a prominent feature at one time but trees now hide it. I have passed that way so many times and have never even noticed the steps. I think this one could be on private ground too. I must try and get something done about it, even a community effort - I won't go into it but that may not be easy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A third of the way up looking back towards the road
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Mark for pointing this one out. Pte Alec MacDonald is from Golspie in Sutherland and is also listed on that memorial. Here are his details:

MACDONALD Alexander ‘ Sniper Sandy’
Rank: Sergeant
Regimental Number: 711
Unit: 1/5th (Sutherland and Caithness) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. T.F.
Died: Killed in action 13.11.16. Beaumont Hamel
Age: 32
Parents: John and Margaret MacDonald of The Kennels, Ashintully, Kirkmichael, Perthshire
Born: Golspie 1884
Home: Dunrobin Kennels, Golspie
Job: Gamekeeper for Sutherland Estates
Enlisted: Golspie
Buried: Mailly Wood Cemetery, France
Memorials: Listed on the Golspie War Memorial, Sutherland
Listed on the Strathardle War Memorial, Perthshire
Recorded in the Clan Donald Roll of Honour Book

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff,

Adam, any more on the 'Sniper Sandy' tag? I take it he was a good shot with the rifle.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark

Yes, I got this from the local Golpsie paper, The Northern Times. It had a big write up about the casualties from the attack on Beaumont Hamel. A lot of Sutherland men lost their lives on 13th / 14t Nov. 1916. I'll try and find out what else it said about him.

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Surname BLAIR
Firstname James McKay
Age 21
Service number 104380
Date of death 07/04/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Blairgowrie Perth
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Rank Dvr
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: BLAIR
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "C" Bty. 52nd Bde.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 07/04/1917
Service No: 104380
Additional information: Son of Duncan and Ellen Blair, of Farmston, Callander, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 13.
Cemetery: ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY

I have a photograph of William Brodie, together with personal details and casualty report.
He also appears on the Blairgowrie War Memorial, which is to be published very shortly in book form.
If I can be allowed to withold at the moment. Thank you.


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Surname BURNETT
Firstname Walter Stewart
Service Number 410131
Date Death
Decoration
Place of birth Dundee
Other
SNWM roll THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: BURNETT, WALTER STEWART
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 201st Prisoner of War Coy.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 29/09/1919
Service No: 410131
Additional information: Son of Robert Burnett and Jemima Burnett, of Ashintully, Kirkmichael, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: LXX. A. 4.
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
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GEORGE CLARK, BALNABROICH - NOT YET IDENTIFIED
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Name: DONALDSON
Initials: D
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Unit Text: 19th Bn.
Date of Death: 10/11/1917
Service No: 799271
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Attestation Papers;
http://data4.collectionscanada.ca/netacgi/nph-brs?s1=&s2=&s3=799271+&Sect4=AND&l=20&Sect1=IMAGE&Sect2=THESOFF&Sect5=CEF6PEN&Sect6=HITOFF&d=CEF6&p=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.collectionscanada.ca%2Farchivianet%2F02010602_e.html&r=0&f=S
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DAVID GORDON, MILTON OF DOUNIE - NOT YET IDENTIFIED
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Surname MacDONALD
Firstname Alexander
Service Number 711
Date Death 13/11/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Golspie Sutherlandshire
Other 5th Bn.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: MacDONALD, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Service No: 711
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret MacDonald, of The Kennels, Ashintully, Kirkmichael, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. G. 12.
Cemetery: MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET

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