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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: Trossachs Parish Reply with quote

Stirling Observer 10 June 1919
Trossachs
A memorial to the soldiers belonging to or native to Trossachs parish fallen in the war has been placed in Trossachs church. It consists of a shrine made of teak from the timber of HMS Britannia with a cross of copper inlaid. The honoured roll contains 18 names which is a large sacrifice from a parish of less than 300 population. The cost has been provided by general subscription. The names are as follows:

H A H Dunsmure, Lieutenant Cameron Highlanders
Colin H T Dunsmure, 2nd Lieutenant Cameron Highlanders
William L C Graham, Captain Indian Army, DAQMG
Alex MacGregor, Private Black Watch
Robert MacNab, Private HLI
William MacNab, Private HLI
Alex M Blair, Captain South Lancashire Regiment
Peter Robertson, Private HLI
John Robertson, Gunner RFA
James Shankland, Private HLI
Robert B A MacDonald, 2nd Lieutenant Black Watch
John Stewart, Private Winnipeg Rifles
Ebenezer Rennie, Private Black Watch
Hugh Cameron, Private Cameron Highlanders
James Wallace MM, Company Sergeant Major Black Watch
William Macintyre, Private HLI
Duncan MacNicol, Private Black Watch
Thomas Seaton, Lance corporal Royal Scots Fusiliers


Trossachs and Callander Kirk now form a linked charge with services held in both buildings. I've posted this under "Civic Memorials" as, although the memorial is sited in the church building, the Observer report states it is to the men of the parish (rather than solely to members/adherents of the church)


Fom: http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/sc-4064-brig-o-turk-trossachs-parish-church-includ#.VZO-WPnBzGc

Trossachs Parish Church is a small church built in 1849 by the architect G. P. Kennedy of Glasgow. The church sits to the W of the village of Brig O'Turk in a picturesque position on the N banks of Loch Achray..............

On the S wall of the nave is a green marble memorial plaque to Major General Limond, with a brass centurion figurine to the head and a brass hunting scene panel inset............

The S entrance vestibule houses separate wooden War Memorial plaques for WWI and II.

Sandra

PS The only reference I can find to Major General Limond is that his son, Alexander, died in India in 1895 and I can't find a connection to Trossachs (but I have every faith someone out there will find it!!)

Lieutenant Alexander Limond - 6th Punjab Infantry - Died of wounds at Camp Boya, Waziristan - 14th July 1895.
Aged 28. Son of Major-General David Limond, CB, RE.
Memorial at the War Memorial Church, Sandhurst Military Academy - "In loving memory of Alexander Limond. Lieut. 6th Punjab Infantry. Gentleman Cadet 1887-88 (son of Major-General David Limond, CB, RE) died of wounds inflicted by ghazi fanatics in camp Boya at the close of the Waziristan Campaign. 14th May 1895, aged 28 years."
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are only two DUNSMUREs on the whole of the CWGC Register.

DUNSMURE, HENRY ALISTAIR HENDERSON.
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Death:20/02/1915
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference:A. 13.
Cemetery:DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:Elder son of Henry William Henderson Dunsmure, of Glenbruach, Callander, and Alice Mary Terrot Dunsmure, now of 29, Vicarage Walk, Seaford, Sussex. Born at Edinburgh.

DUNSMURE, COLIN HAMILTON TERROT.
Rank:Second Lieutenant
Trade:M.G. Officer
Date of Death:25/09/1915
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Cameron Highlanders 5th Bn.
Panel Reference:Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial:LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Alice Mary Terrot Dunsmure, of 29, Vicarage Walk, Seaford, Sussex, and the late H. W. H. Dunsmure. Studying at Cambridge for Law (Honours) Exam. Gazetted Sept.,1914.

There is apparently a family grave in Deans Cemetery in Edinburgh.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandra - the third name is "interesting"
GRAHAM, W L C.
Rank:Captain
Date of Death:14/07/1915
Regiment/Service:Indian Army Reserve of Officers
Grave Reference:West of Church. 10-11.
Cemetery:TROSSACHS PARISH CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:Son of James Noble Graham, D.L., J.P., of Carfin and Stonebyres, Lanarkshire; husband of Marion Bethea Alexander Graham (now Lady O'Donnell). A.D.C. to His Excellency the Viceroy of India.

His is the only CWGC grave in the Churchyard and it's especially odd since he died in Bombay, India.

The CWGC grave registration documents show the father J N Graham as late of Achray, Trossachs and that his eldest son WILLIAM LOCHEIL CAMERON GRAHAM died as the result of an accident while on duty aboard the hospital ship Madras in Bombay Harbour.

So he must have been shipped home!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MACNAB, W C
Rank: Private
Service No: 3617
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: VII. G.2
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information:

MCNAB, ROBERT L
Rank: Private
Service No: 3587
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of A. McNab, of 15, Bridgend, Callander, Perthshire

Robert is also on the Callander war memorial. They were half-brothers as reported in the Stirling Observer of 15th August 1916:
Private Robert L McNab, 16th HLI was killed on 1st July 1916; he was 34 years of age. His half-brother Private William McNab, 16th HLI was also killed on 1st July 1916 at practically the same moment. He was 35 years of age and leaves a widow and four children. Both were employed by Glasgow Corporation at Loch Katrine Waterworks. They enlisted at the same time and both died of bullet wounds.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forfar High School has a Britannia war memorial. The Trossachs Parish memorial will look the same.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLAIR, ALEXANDER MACPHERSON.
Rank:Captain
Date of Death:03/07/1916
Age:41
Regiment/Service:South Lancashire Regiment 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference:III. P. 6.
Cemetery:LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE [Somme, France]

Additional Information:
Son of Andrew and Barbara Blair, of Trossachs, Perthshire; husband of Helen Michie Blair, of The Gwythers, Lee, Ilfracombe, Devon.

He is also named on the Ceylon Planters Rifle Company Memorial in Diyathalawa, Sri Lanca.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/gallery/image/5335-diyathalawa-war-memorialjpg/&browse=1
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:13 pm    Post subject: Major General Limond Reply with quote

See here for more details of Major General Limond-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Limond
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