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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Edzell - Boer War Reply with quote

The Edzell & District Boer war memorial is a grey granite celtic cross with wheel-head and bosses standing on a low tapering pedestal and rustic base.
The commemoration and names of the dead are set in painted lettering on the faces of the pedestal.







ROLL OF HONOUR:
LAING D.T. THE BODY GUARD' LIEUTENANT COLONEL COMMANDER OF THE 'BODY GUARD' KILLED NEAR LINDLEY ON 3RD JANUARY 1901, AGED 41
CHRISTISON DAVID ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS COLOUR SERGEANT KILLED AT MAGERSFONTEIN ON 11TH DECEMBER 1899, AGED 30
MCNAB W.A. IMPERIAL YEMONARY TROOPER YOUNGER OF KEITHOCK, 106TH COMPANY IMPERIAL YEOMANRY, DIED AT KROONSTAD ON 23RD FEBRUARY 1902, AGED 21
PATERSON JAMES BLACK WATCH D. COMPANY 2ND. BLACK WATCH ROYAL HIGHLANDERS, KILLED AT MAGEERSFONTEIN ON 11TH DECEMBER 1899, AGED 21
CANDY JAMES BLACK WATCH E. COMPANY 2ND. BLACK WATCH ROYAL HIGHLANDERS, KILLED AT PAARDEBERC ON 18TH FEBRUARY 1900, AGED 30
WALKER WILLIAM BLACK WATCH D. COMPANY 2ND. BLACK WATCH ROYAL HIGHLANDERS, DIED FROM WOUNDS AT WYNBERC ON 22ND MARCH 1900, AGED 21


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see it was to commorate the Great Boer War. I wonder if that is to distinguish it from the First Boer War in 1881? I've never seen it called that before.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim,

I see this has been posted as Glamis Boer War Memorial but it says Edzell & District thereon - any more info. ?

rgds.,
Mark
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Mark,
Thanks for spotting that! I have recorded those photographs as 'Glamis', they were taken 1994. When I made the post I remeber seeing 'Edzell' but I must have been away with the fairies and it never registered! Embarassed
I am changing the heading and will be working up that way before Christmas so I should get a chance to double check.
Apologies for that! and thanks again.
Jim
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
I see it was to commorate the Great Boer War. I wonder if that is to distinguish it from the First Boer War in 1881? I've never seen it called that before.

Adam
There's a number of books refer to it by that name, including Conan Doyle's history.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject: New photo with map reference Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some new pictures.













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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scan from the book "For Remembrance" by Sir James Gildea. More information on this book can be found here.



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