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john burnett



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: CUPAR POST OFFICE ROH Reply with quote

Thanks to post office staff for providing step ladder, but special thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith who took these photos - at risk to life and limb!





Those who were killed are
Sgt William Anderson, rural postman, Machine Gun Corps killed 10/4/18
Pte John Andrews, rural postman, 1st Black Watch died in Germany 21/7/18
Pte David Cassels Howie, rural postman, 5th Royal Berks killed 28/3/18. Served also in South African War.
L/Cpl David Swinton, rural postman, Kings Own Scottish Borderers killed 28/8/18
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the number that served it is interesting that the four who died all died in 1918.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the details of the four men who died

ANDERSON, William
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 34th Bn.
Date of Death: 10/04/1918
Service No: 12410
Place of birth: Crail, Fife
Formerly: 21418, Royal Scots
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. J. 3.
Cemetery: TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK

ANDREWS, JOHN
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 21/07/1918
Service No: 87
Additional information: Son of James and Jessie Andrews, of 9, Airlie Terrace, Dundee. Born at Dundalk.
Place of birth: Dundalk Co Antrim
Grave/Memorial Reference: XV. A. 34.
Cemetery: COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY

HOWIE, DAVID CASSELLS
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Service No: 33676
Additional information: Son of William Howie, of Cupar; husband of Mary M. Howie, of 14, Crossgate, Cupar, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 56 and 57.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

SWINTON, DAVID
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 29/08/1918
Service No: 40761
Additional information: Son of David and Marion Swinton, of Moat Hill, Cupar, Fife.
Place of birth: Cupar Fife
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. B. 26.
Cemetery: BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT
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dalblair



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:19 pm    Post subject: UNVEILING Reply with quote


Dundee Advertiser Wednesday 7th January 1920


CUPAR POSTAL STAFF ROLL OF HONOUR

In presence of an assembly of staff and others an exquisite Roll of Honour of the staff of Cupar Post Office,designed and executed by Mr R Boucher,was unveiled last night by Mr DB Duncan,Postmaster.Provost Stark presided.
Of the 26 men mentioned in the Roll four had made the supreme sacrifice-Sergt WM Anderson,MGC;Pte John Andrews 1st Black Watch;Pte DC Howie,Royal Berks;and L/Cpl David Swinton,KOSB.
Honours were gained by Rifleman James Grant Carstairs,Post Office Rifles and Rifleman John Duncan,1st Scottish Rifles,both of whom won the Military Medal.
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