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COUPAR ANGUS (PUBLIC SCHOOL) WW1 & WW2
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 15.09.1920
COUPAR ANGUS SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL
Unveiled And Dedicated By Mr Norie-Miller


The old and young of Coupar Angus turned out on Saturday in large numbers to pay fitting honour to the memory of the 68 former pupils of the school who had made the great sacrifice during the recent war. The afternoon was stormy. Mr F. Norie-Miller, J.P., F.E.I.S., chairman of the Perthshire Education Authority, unveiled and dedicated the memorial Gateway erected in front of the school. A platform had been erected inside the girls' playground, where members of the school Authority and Town Council, and Mr Norie-Miller, Mrs Norie-Miller, the Rev. Charles Stewart, and Mr G.W.F. Strain, the headmaster, were seated. The relatives of the former pupils occupied seats immediately in front of the platform.
The memorial, as already mentioned, takes the form of a gateway, with one entrance for the girls and another for the boys. It is built of Leys quarry stone. At the top middle portion of the gateway is a panel bearing the Coupar Angus Coat of Arms. Three plates of Balmoral granite, set in the three parts of the memorial, are inscribed with the names of the fallen. On top of the centre portion a laurel wreath is set, while at the bottom, beautiful wreaths were placed by relatives of the fallen.
Inscribed round the memorial are the words:- "In Loving and Grateful Memory of the following former pupils of Coupar Angus Public School who fell in the Great War".
The ceremony commenced with the singing of "Our God our help in ages past". Then prayer was offered up by the Rev. Mr Stewart, chairman of the Education Authority, Coupar Angus branch, who afterwards introduced Mr Norie-Miller. The chairman said that this day would be memorable to them all. They were met to remember with sincere effection and to do honour to those former pupils of the school who, in the Great War, laid down their lives in the service of their King and country. Some 350 young men who had received their education at Coupar Angus School, went forth on the great adventure, and of these 68 had not returned. The memorial would serve to keep in the minds of the children who passed through the gateway, the splendid self-sacrifice and bravery of those former pupils.
Thereafter Mr G.W.F. Strain read the names of the fallen. Mr Norie-Miller, subsequently unveiled the memorial.
The Rev. A. Wylie Smith, Bendochy, having engaged in prayer, Mr Norie-Miller said he felt it a great honour and privilege to unveil the beautiful memorial, which they had set up to commemorate the supreme sacrifice made by those 68 brave former pupils of the school. The outward record of gratitude was erected so that coming generations might have in mind the names of those who saved the honour and freedom of their beloved country. He trusted they would never cease to show their gratitude, and to thank God for all those whose deeds and sacrifice were the means He in His wisdom and love had used to give us victory. Those dear boys who made the great sacrifice and had marched forth in their country's hour of need, and by their sacrifice had earned our loving gratitude. Their bones lay in foreign lands, or in the deep waters of the seas, but their Memorial was in the land of their birth, and erected by those who loved them and whom they loved. These boys knew their duty and did it well.
Mr L.R. Mills sang with feeling a sacred solo - "The Sleep, the Lads We Love" - written and composed by his brother, Mr Lester Mills. Miss Matthews made an efficient accompanist. 'The Last Post' was sounded by Mr William Davidson, Hay Street, and the company sang the 66th Paraphrase, 'How bright these glorious spirits shine".
The Rev. Charles Stewart having pronounced the Benediction, a touching and not to be forgotten ceremony terminated with the singing of the National Anthem.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW1

Aitken, David
Aitken, Harry
Alexander, James
Anderson, Sidney
Batchelor, Peter
Baxter, Charles
Baxter, John
Baxter, Robert
Black, John
Bradley, George F.
Brodie, William
Clark, George
Clark, James
Cochrane, William S.
Cownie, John
Craig, Alexander
Craig, William
Crichton, James
Crozier, Wesley
Dair, Peter
Donaldson, James
Dow, adam
Reid, Charles (possibly a later addition, hence being out of sequence)

Duncan, James Young
Duthie, David Ogilvy
Edward, James
Ewing, George
Ferguson, Gordon Scott
Ferguson, John Roy
Ferguson, Stewart
Finlay, David
Forbes, James
Forsyth, Alastair
Forsyth, Frank
Galloway, Alexander
Galloway, William
Gibb, William
Glenday, William
Cowrie, John
Cowrie, Thomas
Gray, George
Henderson, John Beattie
Johnston, J.A. Kirkham
Laing, Patrick J.S.
Laing, Robert
Lowson, William H.

Lundie, Kenneth D.
MacFarlane, Robert
MacLaren, James
MacIntyre, Willaim
MacPherson, William
MacRitchie, James
Peters, Crawford
Petrie, James
Richardson, Arthur David
Robertson, Douglas
Rodgers, Alexander
Ross, Edward, J.
Rough, James
Sangster, Herbert
Saunders, Charles
Saunders, Edward
Simpson, George
Soutar, William
Stewart, Alfred E.
Taylor, William D.
Watson, Howard
Williamson, Fred. R.

WW2

Auchterlonie, W.J.
Baird, William B.
Bissett, David
Bruce, Henry M.
Christie, Peter
Dargie, John
Dickson, Alexander
Dickson, Allan
Donaldson, John
Duncan, Peter F.
Forbes, Douglas

Forbes, Drummond
Hunter, William C.
MacFarlane, Louis A.
McRitchie, Fred.
Mortali, Alfred
Shepherd, George
Stewart, Charles
Whyte, John
Wood, George A.S.L.
Young, John H.
Young, William J.
White, William B.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This man anglicised his name to fight

MORTALI, ALFREDO LUIGI ANTONIO
Initials: A L A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 5/7th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 27/01/1944
Service No: 2889105
Additional information: (served as MORTON, Pte. A.). Son of Fortunato and Adele G. Mortali, of Aberdeen.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 11. Grave 15.
Cemetery: COUPAR ANGUS PARISH CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Familywise it has been up and down with the 1911 census so far. However, on my first search for 'unknown' local soldiers I identified Robert Laing. He was born in Galashiels and living in Coupar Angus with his grandfather, a fruitgrower:


Surname LAING
Firstname Robert
Service Number 6561
Date Death 12/07/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Galashiels
Other 1/4th Bn.
SNWM roll THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Dardanelles.

Name: LAING, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 6561
Additional information: Son of Isabella and the late William Laing.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

He is commemorated at Galashiels and discussed with Derek R over four years ago!
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=294&start=0
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COUPAR ANGUS FOOTBALLER KILLED
Official information has been received by Mr and Mrs Forbes, Buttery Bank, Coupar Angus, that their fifth son, L/Cpl. Drummond Forbes, Gordon Highlanders, has been killed in action in Normandy.
L/Cpl. Forbes, who was 31, joined the Forces in 1940, prior to which he was employed as a greenkeeper at Rosemount Golf Course.
A keen footballer, he played for Alyth, Lochee Harp, and captained the Coupar Angus Juniors in their record-breaking season just before the war. He had inter-county honours.
Evening Telegraph 1 August 1944
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