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Aberdeenshire Constabulary WW1 memorial

 
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kinnethmont



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Aberdeenshire Constabulary WW1 memorial Reply with quote

This memorial from around 1920 was found in poor condition earlier this year in storage at the Police office at Banchory.
It was beautifully refurbished and placed in the Aberdeenshire Command Area HQ at Inverurie where is was unveiled at 11.00 on Armistice Day 2008 with some family members of the Fallen officers present.








PC ALEXANDER LONIE COWIE

Name: COWIE, ALEXANDER LONIE
Initials: A L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 07/06/1918
Service No: 266348
Additional information: Husband of Elizabeth Anderson Cowie, of "Oakville," Falconer Place, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. F. 3.
Cemetery: BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY

b Leith, e Keith, DOW - POW
Alexander Cowie joined the Aberdeenshire Constabulary in 1907 and was stationed in Cults, Kingswells, Fraserburgh, Oldmeldrum and was latterly at Kintore.
Sgt Cowie's grandson Peter, joined Grampian Police retiring as a Chief Inspector in 1997.



PC DAVID B PEARSON

Name: PEARSON
Initials: D B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 17/06/1916
Service No: 3369
Additional information: Adopted son of Catherine Glennie Pearson, of 14, Jasmine Place, Aberdeen.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 6.
Cemetery: ST. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

e Aberdeen, DOW
Memorial - Aberdeen
David Bannerman Pearson joined the Aberdeenshire Constabulary in 1912 and served at Inverurie and Cults.



PC JAMES DINGWALL

Name: DINGWALL
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Service No: 267942
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 10.
Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

b Kinnoir, Huntly, e Dunkeld, DOW
Memorial - Foveran
Son of George and Johan Dingwall
James Dingwall joined the Aberdeenshire Constabulary in 1913 and served at Fraserburgh.




PC GEORGE GRAY

Name: GRAY, GEORGE HENRY
Initials: G H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 07/05/1917
Service No: 292578
Additional information: Son of George H. Gray, of Kinbate Croft, Turriff, Aberdeenshire. Born at Pitcaple, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: M. 6. 14290.
Cemetery: TORQUAY CEMETERY AND EXTENSION

b Pitcaple, e Dunkeld, Died at Home (Torquay Hospital)
Memorials - Insch & Chapel of Garioch
Other info - records show that he was born at Coynachie Lodge, Gartly on October 6 1891.
George Gray joined the Aberdeenshire Constabulary in 1913 and served throughout Aberdeenshire, latterly at Huntly.




PC WILLIAM ALEXANDER

Name: ALEXANDER
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 01/08/1917
Service No: 267953
Additional information: Son of William Alexander, of Mosside, Monellie, Drumblade, Aberdeen. Native of Forgue, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 25.
Cemetery: DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

b Mosside, e Aberdeen, DOW at No 4 CCS France
Memorial - Drumblade
William Alexander joined the Aberdeenshire Constabulary in 1913 and served at Bucksburn and Peterhead.



PC GEORGE SHEPHERD

Name: SHEPHERD, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "B" Bty. 51st Bde.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 09/10/1918
Service No: 109373
Additional information: Son of Peter and Barbara Shepherd, of Station Cottages, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. E. 17.
Cemetery: DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

b Alford, e Aberdeen, KIA
Memorial - Alford
George M Shepherd joined the Aberdeenshire Constabulary in 1914 and served at Cults and Fraserburgh.

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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Aberdeenshire Constabulary WW1 memorial Reply with quote

kinnethmont wrote:
This memorial from around 1920 was found in poor condition earlier this year in storage at the Police office at Banchory.
It was beautifully refurbished and placed in the Aberdeenshire Command Area HQ at Inverurie where is was unveiled at 11.00 on Armistice Day 2008 with some family members of the Fallen officers present.


Excellent news. There's hope yet for some of the other lost memorials.

It looks in really good condition now. Well done to all involved restoring this memorial to its former glory.

Regards

Adam
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anne park
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:00 am    Post subject: Could this be Alexander Cowie in 1891 Census. Reply with quote

Name: Alexander Cowie
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: John Cowie
Mother's name: Jessie Cowie
Gender: Male
Where born: Edinburgh
Registration number: 692/2
Registration district: Leith South
Civil parish: Leith South
Town: Leith
County: Midlothian
Address: 20, Buchanan St
Occupation: Scholar
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: Could this be Alexander Cowie in 1891 Census. Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
Could this be Alexander Cowie in 1891 Census.

A look at the birth index on ScotlandsPeople for given names Alexander Lonie for any surname (1855 to 2009) gives 11 results. Only one is a Cowie, and he was born in 1881 in Leith South. So it looks like you found the right one in 1891.

There are many choices in the 1901 census (none indexed with middle name or initial). In the 1911 census he was in Old Meldrum with his wife, daughter and sister-in-law. He was married in Kinnethmont in 1909 (he was resident in Fraserburgh at the time, and his bride was resident in Kinnethmont).

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the reply Reply with quote

I will have to re-read and try to update my info..
I have asked for help with police records so sent off what I have.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 57742
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