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7th Battalion Gordon Highlanders Memorial, Banchory

 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: 7th Battalion Gordon Highlanders Memorial, Banchory Reply with quote

The 7th (Deeside) Battalion Gordon Highlanders Memorial is located to the West of Banchory on the South side of the A93 road to Braemar


OS Map Ref: SD 691 957

The 7th's Headquarters were at Banchory and they recruited in the area.


















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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 7th Bn Gordon Highlanders formed three battalions in the Great War.

1/7th Bn The local Territorial Force battalion formed in 1908 from the Rifle Volunteers. In May 1915 it arrived in France in 153rd Brigade, 51st (Highland) Division. In October 1918 it amalgamated with the 1/6th Bn in 152nd Brigade within the 51st (Highland) Division) to form the 6/7th Bn and was disbanded after the Great War.

2/7th Bn. A second line battalion formed for UK service in 1914. It absorbed the 2/6th Bn in 1915 and it was disbanded in 1917.

3/7th Bn . A third line unit formed in early 1915 to provide recruits for the 1/7th and 2/7th Battalions. It was later absorbed into the 4th (Reserve) Bn Gordon Highlanders

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: postcard image Reply with quote

An old postcard image.
Does the memorial take up the whole field?



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