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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: DUNBLANE & LECROPT Reply with quote

Dunblane - Stirling District

The Dunblane war memorial is in the form of a freestone cenotaph set on a square pedestal and with a bronze cross and wreath on the face. The commemoration and names of the dead are on bronze tablets on the faces of the pedestal.
The memorial stands on The Haugh near the bridge.




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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 12.10.1918
THE FOURTH SON KILLED

Mr and Mrs John M'Lean, Well Place, Dunblane, have received intimation that their son, Private John M'Lean, Black Watch, was killed in action in France on 18th September........Of six sons who enlisted this is the fourth to fall, the fifth has recently been discharged after four years' service and the sixth son is still serving........Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs M'Lean in their heavy loss

Name: McLEAN, VICTOR
Initials: V
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: "B" Coy. 6th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 26/06/1915
Service No: 1307
Additional information: Son of Ann Finlayson McLean, of 5, Well Place, Dunblane, Perth, and the late John McLean.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Name: McLEAN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 14th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Bn.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Service No: S/18460
Additional information: Son of John and Anne McLean; husband of Emily McLean, of 14, Seafort Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin. Born at Dunblane, Perthshire. Late of Queen Victoria School, Dunblane. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. A. 4.
Cemetery: STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON

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Name: McLEAN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 4th/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 265162
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 49 and 50.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL
BORN: DUNBLANE
ENLISTED: DUNBLANE

Name: McLEAN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (147567) Southern Command Labour Coy.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 24/05/1918
Service No: 3682
Additional information: Husband of Helen Moir Scobie McLean, of 42, Abercorn St., Glasgow. Born at Dunblane.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 2584.
Cemetery: GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link to Glasgow Western Necropolis:

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=129&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=285&mforum=scottishwargraves

If this doesn't go direct - go to page 20 on the thread.

He shares a grave with 4 other men.

Anne
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more recent photos ...













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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: Major RMChristie Reply with quote

Any chance that someone local could find out more details about this man?
Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hugh,

The Stirling Observer, or some such local paper, may hold a more extensive obituary but here is a piece from the Strathearn Herald;

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 18.05.1918
WELL-KNOWN DUNBLANE MAN DIES OF WOUNDS


Major Robert Main Christie, Labour Company, who died on 15th inst. of gas poisoning and wounds, had been on active service since the outbreak of war. He commanded one of the Volunteer Companies of the Black Watch during the South African War. Major Christie was an old Queen's Park football player and internationalist, and well-known curier. He was an architect and civil engineer by profession, and his wife and family reside at Westlands, Dunblane.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pretty sure quite a bit of information could be found on Robert M. Christie. I did a quick google and noted that he played , and scored, for Queens Park in their 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in the 1884 F.A. Cup Final.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A MILITARY HISTORY OF PERTHSHIRE
OFFICERS ROLL, PART 1

Christie, Capt. Robert Main (of Westlands, Dunblane). 4th Vol. Batt. The Black Watch. Served in South African War, 1901-1902, in command of 2nd Vol. Service Coy. attached to 2nd Batt. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Took part in operations in Orange River Colony and Transvaal (Queen's Medal, with five Clasps). Still serving in 4th Vol. Batt. The Black Watch.

There is a picture portrait of him on page 131.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mark-pretty sure that the info confirms that he is who i thought.Will follow up further.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the website of Lodge of Dunblane No. IX

In the early part of the twentieth century the Lodge continued to prosper and expand, until 1914 when the Great War began to affect membership. In that year a letter of apology was received from six Brethren, including the Junior Warden, for not attending meetings as they had been called to join the 1st Scottish Horse at Birnam, in consequence of the war with Germany. At this time it was mentioned in the Lodge that no fewer than twelve Brethren of the Lodge had been called from their homes and were now engaged in the defence of their country. A roll of honour was then prepared by the Lodge showing the 12 serving Brethren; by 1915 the roll was extended to 27 and, in the final count in 1918, no fewer than 83 members of the Lodge had served in the various branches of the services. One Brother, Major R.M. Christie, whose father was Master of the Lodge in 1892-93, was killed on active service during the last months of hostilities, and the Brethren saw fit to erect a memorial plaque on the wall of the Lodge to his memory.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Memorial designed by James Miller ARSA
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: UNVEILING Reply with quote

Unveiled on Saturday 30th October 1921.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: postcard image Reply with quote

The area around the memorial looks very different in this old hand coloured postcard, the area on which it sits doesn't seem as raised from the pic i've seen.



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What a great picture postcard of the memorial in a fine setting. The monument must surely have been relocated at some time.
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