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john burnett



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Elie Parish Church Reply with quote

Thanks to Alan Provan for photo.
UKNIWM not on.

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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although there are no clues in the entry this is the right man from the CWGC database.

He was the minister of this church 1907-1914

MONTEITH, WILLIAM NEVE
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 6th Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

He is also listed on the memorial in St Ninan's Church Moniaive and the Moniaive Institute. He's also listed on the copy of the Moniaive Church plaque in Glencairn church

As a resident of Elie he is listed on the local War Memorial

As a minister he is also listed on the Ministers Memorial in St Giles, Edinburgh under the Church of Scotland Combatants section

Finally there is a graveyard memorial of Monteith and his brother here

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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Glencairn Parish War Memorial in Moniaive as:

LIEUT. REV. W. N. MONTEITH.

William Neve Monteith – age 37 – Lieutenant, 6th (Reserve) Battalion attached to the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
William was educated at Cargilfield School and at Fettes College in Edinburgh, and at Magdalen College Oxford, where he gained his B.A., before studying Theology at the University of Glasgow from where he graduated B.D. in April 1904. After graduation he acted as assistant in the “Scotch” Church at Buenos Aires and then served as Assistant to the Reverend Dr Playfair of St. Andrews before getting his own parish in Elie in Fife in 1907. He enlisted in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry at the outbreak of war and was commissioned in the Rifle Brigade in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in May 1915 but was killed at Bois-Grenier during the battle of Loos.
Born 1878 in Glencairn. Son of the late Rev. John Monteith of Glencairn Parish Church (died 1886) and of Ellen Maria (Neve) Monteith (died 1912)
Husband of Muriel May (Cox) Monteith of West House, Elie, Fife who he married in 1915 in Largo, Fife.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the memorials at Cargilfield School, Fettes College and Glasgow University, on the Church of Scotland Ministers memorial in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, on the Magdalen College memorial, on the Elie & Earlsferry War Memorial, on the Elie Parish Church memorial, on an individual memorial in the church, and on the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Iglesia Presbiteriana San Andrés) memorial in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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