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DerekR
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MORRISON, LEONARD GRAEME
Initials: L G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Additional information: Son of Charles and Helena Geraldine Morrison, of Bonnytown, St. Andrews.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 9.
Cemetery: GUEMAPPE BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WALLACE, THOMAS IVES
Initials: T I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Service No: S/14574
Additional information: Son of David and Ellen Wallace, of 87, North St., St. Andrews, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 4.
Cemetery: GUEMAPPE BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the first panel for ww2 there is a section for Royal Armoured Corps and then there are no names. Very strange, very strange indeed. I wonder how that came about.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KevinStoke wrote:
On the first panel for ww2 there is a section for Royal Armoured Corps and then there are no names. Very strange, very strange indeed. I wonder how that came about.Kevin


The Royal Armoured Corps & Fife & Forfar Yeomanry are set together on the panel - I looked up a couple of names ;

Name: CHRISTIE, FREDERICK
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: 2nd The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
Age: 29
Date of Death: 26/06/1944
Service No: 7892604
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jessie Mitchell Christie; husband of Joan Christie, of Whitby, Yorkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVI. D. 21.
Cemetery: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY


Name: LOGAN, WILLIAM DUDLEY
Initials: W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: 1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 27/05/1940
Service No: 89785
Additional information: Son of William Malcolm Logan, O.B.E., and Rose Mabel Logan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row C. Grave 12.
Cemetery: CASSEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

I know nothing of regiment/unit composition but someone will explain this no doubt.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure someone will correct me but I think non-Royal Tank Regiment units which were armoured were classed as Royal Armoured Corps.

In the late 1930s a lot of TA Infantry and Yeomanry units were converted to Artillery and Tank roles. I'll see if I can dig about on the internet to find some info.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking up Wikipedia the RAC did include the RTR but it covered all armoured units

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Armoured_Corps

The RAC was created on 4 April 1939, just before World War II started, by combining the cavalry wing (cavalry units that had mechanised), and the Royal Tank Corps (which was thereupon renamed the Royal Tank Regiment within the new corps). As the war went on, many other units became mechanised and joined this corps. In 1944, the RAC absorbed the Reconnaissance Corps.

Here are some Scottish Units which changed role during WW2

Ayrshire Yeomanry - Royal Artillery
Fife & Forfar Yeomanry - Royal Armoured Corps
Lothian & Border Horse - Royal Armoured Corps
Lanarkshire Yeomanry - Royal Artillery
Glasgow Yeomanry - Royal Artillery
Scottish Horse - Royal Artillery
Lovat Scouts - Mountain Troops

7th KOSB - Airborne
8th Bn Gordon Highlanders - Royal Artillery
9th Bn Gordon Highlanders - Royal Armoured Corps
5th and 6th Bns Argylls - Royal Artillery
Liverpool Scottish - Royal Artillery
London Scottish - Royal Artillery

As you can see quite a few converted to Artillery. By 1945 25% of all British Army personnel were 'gunners'.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: St Andrews Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for photos of panels. They appear to be cleaned up.




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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, if only all of our memorials could be kept to this standard.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: St Andrews Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for the cutting.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RAE, JAMES WOOD
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 120 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 10/12/1941
Service No: 42885
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. Grave 25D.
Cemetery: ST. ANDREWS WESTERN CEMETERY

120 Sqn Liberator 1 AM926 OH-F was on a transit flight from Dyce to Nutts Corner. It crashed about 18:30 hrs at Tarmangie Hill near Alva. F/O Rae rests in St Andrews Western Cemetery Fife, Sgt Magson in Pickering cemetery, Yorkshire and Sgt Bartell in Grandsable cemetery, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire. Sgt Clark was taken to Dalston Road cemetery, Carlisle and Sgt Dear is buried in All Saints churchyard, Upper Clatford, Hampshire.

FO J W Rae
Sgt R W Magson
Sgt D Clark
Sgt R H Dear
Sgt D J Bartell

Source 'Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War'

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: St Andrews Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for press cutting.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: 2nd Lt. Leslie Muir Brown Reply with quote

WW2
OTHER CORPS
2nd Lt. Leslie Muir Brown, Gen. List

(Glasgow Herald 6th November 1945)
"Now reported died in Japanese hands in Malaya, in July, 1942, Second Lieutenant Leslie Muir Brown, younger son of the late Mr & Mrs Robert Brown, Levendene, Kennedy Gardens, St Andrews, and brother of Gordon Brown."

CWGC
Name: BROWN, LESLIE MUIR
Initials: L M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: General List
Secondary Regiment: Federated Malay States Volunteer Force
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 1st (Perak) Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 22/07/1942
Service No: 225869
Additional information: Son of Robert and Jessie Scott Muir Brown, of St. Andrews, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. E. 3.
Cemetery: TAIPING WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: BROWN
Firstname: Leslie M
Service number: 225869
Date of death: 22/07/1942
Place of birth: Lancashire
Other: General List
SNWM roll: SCOTSMEN IN VARIOUS UNITS
Rank: 2/Lt
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Captain William Alexander Gibb Stevenson 14th Bn HLI 'B' Coy Reply with quote

Captain William Alexander Gibb Stevenson 14th Bn HLI 'B' Coy

Captain Stevenson died of wounds while a POW. He is listed (with a photo) in the St Andrews University Roll of Honour and Roll of Service. There are cameo photos of all those in the Roll of Honour in the book.

I have previously posted information regarding this officer at:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2902

and you can download pdf copies of the book from a link I posted there. I don't want to repeat the info here for fear of incurring a great wrath from...

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Remembering my grandfather Pte 37091 Robert Lang 14th Bn HLI, killed in action 24 Apr 1917 at Gouzeaucourt, France.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ladybank Seaman Killed
Mrs J. Buddo, at present residing with her sister in Church Street, Ladybank, has received official information that her husband, A.B. J. Buddo, R.N., has been killed as the result of enemy action.

Deceased, who was the only son of the late Lawrence Buddo, St Andrews, was 34 years of age.

Before joining the Royal Navy about three years ago, he was employed as a grocer with St Andrews Co-Operative Society.
Evening Telegraph 6 August 1943
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Henry D.C. Craig M.C. is listed on the HLI section - I ran across his details recently while looking for someone else.
It's a reminder that the war for some didn't end in 1918.

CRAIG, HENRY DAVID COOK.
Rank:Major
Date of Death:13/02/1920
Age:32
Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry
D.A.Q.M.G. with Military Mission in the Baltic. British Military Mission
Awards:M C, Mentioned in Despatches
Grave ReferenceSpec. Memorial.
CemeteryTALLINN NEW GARRISON CEMETERY (Estonia)
Additional Information:
Order of St. Stanislaus 2nd Class with Swords (Russia). Son of Susan Craig, of 3, Dempster Terrace, St. Andrews, Fife, and the late Rev. Robert Craig. Born at Ardentinny, Argyllshire. Educated at St. Andrews University (M.A.). Also served in France, 1915-1919.

From the St. Andrew's University Roll of Honour:
Henry David Cook Craig, M. A. 1911, M.C. Soudan Civil Service, Education Department, Khartoum.
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Special Reserve, The Highland Light Infantry. Brigade Major, 107th Infantry Brigade, in the great offensive, August 1918.
D.A.Q.M.G. Expeditionary Force, Russia (Baltic).
Born 25th October 1888. Died of typhus at Reval, 13th February 1920.

Special Order of the Day for Notification to all Ranks
The G.O.C. British Military Mission has with much regret to announce the death of Major H. D. C. Craig, M.C., H.L.I., from typhus contracted in the performance of his duties.
Major Craig, with a tireless devotion to duty, and with complete disregard of personal safety, has done splendid work in helping to ameliorate the conditions of the officers and men of the N.-W. Army at Narva.
In carrying out this work he was thoroughly aware of the dangers he ran, which finally resulted in the loss of his life. His self-sacrifice is worthy of the best and highest traditions of the British Officer, and will help in no
small degree in maintaining the prestige of our race in the Baltic Provinces.
By his death the British Mission loses a very gallant and a very valuable
Officer. T. V. Delahaye, Major, General Staff.

Awarded the Military Cross, January 1919, for personal gallantry and
good work during the operations carried out by the 2nd Army between 28th September 1918 and 10th October 1918. On the morning of the 1st October 1918 an attack was delivered by the Brigade on the south slope
of Hill 41, Vifwegen. Owing to mist and the strong opposition of the enemy, by which the Commanding Officer of the attacking battalion was killed, the situation was obscure. Captain Craig carried out extensive reconnaissances of the front under heavy machine-gun fire, and by the intelligence which he obtained it was possible to reorganise the front and to make dispositions to deal with a serious situation on the right flank.
The work of this Officer has at all times been thorough and his energy
indefatigable.
Decorated by General Yudenich with the Order of St. Stanislas, Second
Class, with Swords.
Mentioned in Sir R. C. B. Haking's Despatches of 3rd February 1920.
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