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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Lumphanan War Memorial Reply with quote

Lumphanan War Memorial

Located at Glen Road / A980 junction in Lumphanan village

OS Map Ref: NJ 583 044










The Fallen of both World Wars
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was curious about the high number of Second World War deaths compare to the Great War deaths. I checked the two women named first. One was in the WAAF but Elizabeth Harper was a civilian casualty in Plymouth.

Name: HARPER, ELIZABETH
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 76
Date of Death: 21/03/1941
Additional information: of 3 Prospect Place, West Hoe. Wife of William John Harper. Died at 3 Prospect Place.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: PLYMOUTH, COUNTY BOROUGH


Name: WYNESS, MARY BROWN
Initials: M B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftwoman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Women's Auxiliary Air Force
Age: 30
Date of Death: 04/07/1942
Service No: 2046417
Additional information: Daughter of Robert Harry and Annie Merchant Wyness, of Corse by Lumphanan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 101.
Cemetery: LUMPHANAN (STOTHERT MEMORIAL) UNITED FREE CHURCHYARD

There are quite a few distinctive names and it has been easy to find names in the CWGC database by comparing them against the SNWM database which are likely candidates for those listed here.

As expected for this part of Aberdeenshire Gordons, RAF and Navy (Merchant and Royal) figure. There are a lot of men lost as prisoners of war of the Japanese after being captured with 2nd Bn Gordons (and one with the RASC). I wonder why so many Lumphanan men served in the 2nd Bn?

Name: CALDER, WILLIAM ALEXANDER
Initials: W A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Company Quartermaster Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 19/10/1943
Service No: 2872624
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Margaret Calder.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B3. Y. 15.
Cemetery: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY

Name: CHRISTIE, WILLIAM DOUGLAS
Initials: W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Air Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 100 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 03/08/1943
Service No: 129489
Additional information: Son of William and Jessie Agnes Christie, of Cults, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 6A. E. 5.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY

Name: COCKIE, EDWARD
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 12/09/1944
Service No: 2877266
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 78.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Name: DINNIE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Radio Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: M.V. Svenor (Norway)
Age: 19
Date of Death: 28/03/1942
Additional information: Son of George and Sarah R. Dinnie, of Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 105.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Name: GEDDES, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 19/05/1940
Service No: 2880088
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 46. A. 3.
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

Name: MILNE, HAROLD
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 20/11/1944
Service No: 2878400
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 80.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Name: MILNE, LESLIE
Initials: L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 3 L. of C. Bde. Coy.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 21/04/1943
Service No: T/2877033
Additional information: Grandson of Mr. R. McAllan, of Bankhead, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 8. J. 23.
Cemetery: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY

Name: McGREGOR, RONALD
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: between 02/03/1942 and 03/03/1942
Service No: 2875459
Additional information: Son of Mrs. W. H. Tawse, of Aberdeen.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 77.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Name: MERCHANT, HARRY CRUICKSHANK
Initials: H C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. President III
Age: 19
Date of Death: 03/01/1943
Service No: D/JX 345032
Additional information: Son of Jane A. Merchant, and stepson of John Ewen, of Midmar, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 79, Column 3.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Name: NICOL, DAVID WILLIAM
Initials: D W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 13/03/1942
Service No: 2937739
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Wyness Nicol; husband of Margaret Nicol, of Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 11. C. 8.
Cemetery: HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY

Name: NICOL, IAN BRODIE
Initials: I B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Flt. Engr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 76 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 13/06/1943
Service No: 1374808
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Nicol, of Torphins, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 23. D. 10.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

Name: RATTRAY, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 27/01/1941
Service No: 2881348
Additional information: Son of Charles and Maggie Rattray, of Lumphanan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 166.
Cemetery: LUMPHANAN NEW CEMETERY

Name: SIM, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 706th Gen. Constr. Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 07/08/1940
Service No: 1919085
Additional information: Son of Peter and Elizabeth Sim, of Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: KILCAR CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD

William Ross and Alexander Sutherland are commoner names so I couldn't be sure which ones they were in the databases

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across the Banff and Buchan Arts Forum website this evening. it has an entry for Lumphanan War memorial. They are Interested in the memorial rather than those named but it contains a description of the memorial and its date of unveiling.

http://www.bbaf-arts.org.uk/sites/bbaf/art-in-env/artefactdetails.asp?ArtefactNum=354

I'll try and see if they have other memorials listed.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The detail is taken from the Aberdeenshire Council website Sites and Monuments Record. I do not think the memorial is white marble at all but is, in fact, granite
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some details from Jim McGinlay which were posted in a duplicate entry for Lumphanan. Jim asked me to delete his post but I think it's worth posting his photographs and transcription:

UKNIWM Ref No. 8603

The Lumphanan war memorial takes the form of a grey granite tablet set into a wall of grey granite rustic blocks with pedimented top.
The memorial stands at the road junction at the foot og Glen Road.




WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ALEXANDER CHARLES
BISSET JOHN HERD
CAMERON JAMES
COUTTS JOHN
COWIE JAMES
DAVIDSON ROBERT
FLETT WILLIAM
FLORENCE GEORGE
FRASER WILLIAM
GLASS JAMES
GORDON HUGH
INGRAM JAMES FARQUHAR
KEITH ANGUS
KEITH JOHN
LITTLEJOHN GEORGE MCLAREN
MCDONALD THOMAS
MCINTOSH WILLIAM
MICHIE JOSEPH
MILNE WILLIAM
MITCHELL JAMES
PARK CHARLES
RIDDOCH ALEXANDER
RIDDOCH GEORGE
SHAW HARRY
TAVENDALE LEWIS
WATT SAMUEL DURWARD



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
CALDER WILLIAM ALEXANDER
CHRISTIE WILLIAM DOUGLAS
COCKIE EDWARD
DINNIE JOHN
GEDDES ROBERT
HARPER ELIZABETH VALERIE
MCGREGOR RONALD
MERCHANT HARRY CRUICKSHANK
MILNE HAROLD
MILNE LESLIE
NICOL DAVID
NICOL IAN
RATTRAY GEORGE
ROSS WILLIAM
SIM PETER
SUTHERLAND ALEXANDER
WYNESS MARY
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Alexander Charles Reply with quote

Alexander Charles Cpl 290635 7th Gordon Highlanders e Lumphanan Age 21 Died of Wounds F & F 26-Apr-17 Son of James & Jessie Alexander, 42 Walker Rd; Torry, Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour : Post Office, Lumphanan. Etaples Military Cemetery Fr 0040 Plot XIX Row K Grave 4 Aberdeen Weekly Journal 4-5-17 Page 1 City & Lumphanan

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:39 pm    Post subject: Bisset John Herd Reply with quote

Bisset John Herd (Hird) 1st Sjt 111th Infantry Regt 28th Division USA Army b Lumphanan 8 July 1888 e Chicago Age 30 Killed in Action F & F 4-11-18 Son of William & Maria (nee Birss) Bisset, Lumphanan. 1891 Census 220/1/47 Bake House No 2 : Age 2 Father's Occ : Shoemaker. 1901 Lumphanan 220/1/68 : Diamond Cottage Age 12 No Father. 4 Aug 1914: Arrived USA aboard SS Columbia born Aberdeen Age 26 : Occ Salesman. 5-6-17 Enlisted Chicago : Occ: Dry Goods Buyer. St Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France Plot B Row 27 Grave 19

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject: Cameron James Reply with quote

Cameron James Pte 291133 7th Gordon Highlanders b Logie Coldstone e Aberdeen 27 Died of Wounds F & F 30-Mar-18 Son of Agnes Durward Cameron, Wood Cottage, Findrack, Lumphanan & the late Alexander Cameron attd 11th Bn Roye New British Cemetery Fr 0987 Goyen Chateau German Cem Mem 117
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John Craig Coutts Pte 2821 7th Gordon Highlanders b Dinnet Age 23 Died of pneumonia Bedford 29/10/1914 Son of James Coutts. Newspaper says from Tarland. Occ: Labourer. Soldiers Effects: Bro: Alexander. Sis: Isabella. Bedford Cemetery U. K. Bedford Plot I Grave 354 ADJ 12-11-14 Page 4 Logie Coldstone & Lumphanan & Tarland

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Cowie James Reply with quote

Cowie James Pte 31055 217th Machine Gun Corps (Inf) b Aberdeen e Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 16-Aug-17 Formerly S/11285 Gordons Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 154 to 159 & 163 A
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Davidson Robert Reply with quote

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Flett William Pte 26970 1st Highland Light Infanry Lumphanan e Aberdeen Died Mesopotamia 02-Jul-16 Amara War Cemetery, Iraq Plot II Row A Grave 10
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George Florence 315322 13th Black Watch (Scottish Horse) b Kincardine O'Neil 01/05/1884 34 Died Home 23/03/1919 Son of William & Elizabeth (nee Clark) Florence, Mullen Cott; Lumphanan. Born Westertown. Educated Lumphanan PS Employed as a Gardener. The Roll of Honour: Vol:V: page 60. 3rd son. Register of Voters 15 May 1919 (a). Lumphanan (Stothert Memorial) U F Churchyard U. K. Lumphanan In West part on North Boundry. AJ 26-03-19 P1 AWJ 28-30-19 P6

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Fraser William Pte 290091 7th Gordon Highlanders b Lumphanan e Torphins 22 Died of Wounds F & F 23-Jun-16 Son of William & Catherine Fraser, Boghead, Lumphanan No maybe 2587. Voter's Roll: Soldier (A) Petrie's Buildings Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot I Row D Grave 18
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Glass James Pte 291164 6th Gordon Highlanders b Leochal-Cushnie e Aboyne 39 Killed in Action F & F 09-Apr-18 Son of James Glass & Isabella Hosie. MI Tough entry 70. Roll of Honour for the Howe of Cromar: Tarland: Photo. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Lumphanan & Tarland
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