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6th Bn Highland Light Infantry, Roll of Honour

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: 6th Bn Highland Light Infantry, Roll of Honour Reply with quote

This magnificent memorial is situated in the museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, in an area not open to the public. That's a shame as this memorial is one of the nicest I have seen.

It takes the form of a "cabinet" which, when the doors are opened, reveal the list of the fallen of the Battalion.

The Roll for the First World War was done by someone named Ailsa Craig. The Second World War panels I don't believe are credited to anyone, but the work is very similar.

I'm afraid my photos don't do this memorial justice. I will need to go back an attempt to get better pictures.



Closeups of the names. Apologies for the poor quality.

First World War:






Second World War:



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Pte. Douglas Black Reply with quote

A very smart looking memorial.

And there's my grandads brother Pte. Douglas Black on the WW2 names panel. He's also on Airdrie civic memorial.

BLACK, DOUGLAS
Rank: Private
Service No: 14741818
Date of Death: 05/04/1945
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: 49. B. 16.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the last name on the WW1 list might be a non-comm?

a FRANK FAIRMAN died in 1919 in Glasgow.
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Max and Harry



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wonderful memorial. Unfortunately, on the second-last picture, the flash shine is right over the name I'm wanting. Is it possible to confirm that the name there is Maxwell Robertson please? I do hope that in the future you can find some time to photograph this again.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The name is Maxwell Robertson.

I have some other photos which I will upload and post.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better photos than my first effort.

This is the memorial with the doors closed.



The doors opened.



First World War names:






Second World War names:

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Max and Harry



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very, very much. I cannot believe I have found both my Great Uncles honoured just by finding this site.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What can you tell us about your uncles? Maxwell and ?

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Max and Harry



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy, they were my grandmother's brothers, from Govan, Glasgow. Maxwell Robertson, 1673, 6th Bn., Highland Light Infantry, died 12 July 1915, aged 19 at Gallipoli. His brother was Gunner Henry Robertson, 1820024, 9th Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery, died as a Japanese POW 19th July 1943. Last year my family travelled to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand to visit his grave. It was so moving. I was working with my old school (also my Great Uncles') and the info is included on here by a member (I tried to attach the page but couldn't do it, it's in the Glasgow schools section, Govan High School) including an account of my visit.

I want to find out more and hope to visit Kew Archives very soon to get the Index cards. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda,

This is the link
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=7393

John
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Max and Harry



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. There are two new memorial plaques going up in the school because the historian has carried out much research and found new names that had not, for some reason, been included. My Uncle Harry is now remembered on the WW2 new plaque and next month the WW1 one will be unveiled.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update, a year to the day too since you were last here!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is written under the last name of the Second World War panel?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Olivia Roberts scripsit 1958"
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