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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: JAMES KIRK Reply with quote

This memorial is located inside Forteviot Parish Church;


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KIRK, The Rev. JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chaplain 4th Class
Regiment/Service: Army Chaplains' Department
Secondary Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 2nd Bn.
Age: 44
Date of Death: 01/04/1918
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of James and Janet Kirk, of Kirkford, nr. Cowdenbeath, Fife; husband of Eliz. M. Kirk, of 8, Woodhall Terrace, Juniper Green, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 2.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is also listed on the Dunbar War Memorial

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently his widow gave 2 brass flower vases to the Church on 12 May 1920.
Wonder if they are still there?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:21 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Dunbar Burgh and Parish War Memorial as:

REV. JAMES KIRK
The Rev. James Kirk, Military Cross – age 44 – Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplains' Department attached to the 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
James was educated at Dunfermline High School and at the University of St. Andrews from where he graduated M.A. He was a Student of Divinity at Edinburgh University from 1898 to 1901 and became Minister of Forteviot parish in Perthshire. He moved to Dunbar Parish from Old Macher, Aberdeen in April 1913. He was commissioned in April 1915 and went to France. He was awarded the M.C. in June 1917 “for showing at all times conspicuous devotion to duty ad a total disregard to personal safety in carrying out his work,” James was wounded at Fampoux on the Scarpe in March 1918 and died in the 14 General Hospital at Wimereux.
Born 1873 at Kirkford, Beath. Fife. Son of the late James Kirk (died 1905) and of the late Janet (Reekie) Kirk (died 1917) of Kirkford, near Cowdenbeath, Fife. Husband of Elizabeth Mary (Mackay) Kirk of 8 Woodhall Terrace, Juniper Green, Midlothian who he married in 1904 in Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 1 April 1918 and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.
Also named on the University of St. Andrews Memorial and Roll of Honour, on the Edinburgh University Old College Memorial and Roll of the Fallen, on the Church of Scotland Chaplains memorial in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh and on an individual memorial in Forteviot Parish Church.
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