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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: George Francis Edward Boyd Reply with quote

George Francis Edward Boyd Lt 6th Seaforth Highlanders b Innerleithen 13/09/1897 e Elgin Age 19 Died of Dysentry F & F 19/10/16 Son of the Rev. James Boyd and Mrs. Henrietta Roberts Boyd, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 31: Occ: Apprentice to Tweed Manufacturer. Fettes College. Wimereux Communal Cemetery Fr 0064 Plot III Row I Grave 1 Courant 27-10-16 1/1 Elgin Fettes College & Innerleithen
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:49 pm    Post subject: William Thomson Currie Reply with quote

William Thomson Currie Capt 3rd Gordon Highlanders attd 5th Bn b Glasgow Mar 1897 Age 21 Died of Wounds F & F 31/07/18 Son of Rachel Currie, The Whins, Worpledon, Surrey & the late John Currie. Officers Book page 166. 1911 Educated Fettes College. Senlis French National Cemetery Fr 1225 Plot II Row C Grave 60
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:51 pm    Post subject: Alan James Dickson Reply with quote

Alan James Dickson Lt 2nd Highland Light Infantry b Laurencekirk 28/02/1892 Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 14/11/14 Son of Patrick & Mrs R I Dickson, Sunnyside House, Montrose. Native of Laurencekirk. Officers Book page 162. Roll of Honour: Vol II Page 100. Educated Fettes College, Entered 1906 Edinburgh & Merton College, Oxford. The Bond of Sacrifice: Vol I: Page 111: Photo. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Cragifield Fettes & Hillside Church, Montrose
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George Arthur MacKenzie 2nd Lt 8th Gordon Highlanders C Coy Mar 1891 Age 24 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/15 City Roll of Honour : Westbank, Inverurie. Son of the late George Grant MacKenzie. Son of Jessie G MacKenzie, Alladale, Alness, Ross-shire. Officers Book page 166. Fettes College. Entered 1904. Edinburgh Uni. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 City & Fettes College
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John Ellison MacQueen Lt Col 6th Gordon Highlanders b Aberdeen 03/06/1875 Age 40 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/15 Son of John Otto MacQueen & Mary Abercromby MacQueen, Fae-me-well, Cothal, Aberdeenshire. Educated Fettes College. Entered 1898. Roll of Service in the Great War: Page 15 : Photo. Aberdeen University Book of Remembrance. Husband of Frances H. MacQueen. City RoH :Thornlea, Seafield Rd; Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 Column 1 EE 25-10-18 Dyce & Fettes College
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Francis John Nicoll Lt 12th Highland Light Infantry b Benholm 15/09/1891 Age 24 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/15 Son of Rev. John Nicoll, Benholm Manse, Johnshaven, Montrose & Frances Anne nee Stuart. 1901 Census : Benholm: 253/1/9. The Roll of Honour Vol II Page 237 : Photo. Educated Fettes College Entered 1903 & Pembroke College, Oxford. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 108 to 112 Fettes College Johnshaven & St Cyrus
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Robert Sanderson Paterson 2nd Lt 62nd Royal Field Artillery attd Chestnut Troop b Perthshire 08/09/1893 Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 11/03/15 Son of the Very Rev. William Paterson DD Professor of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh & Jane Sanderson Paterson, 3 Royal Terr; Edinburgh. Educated at Old Aberdeen Royal High School & Fettes College Entered 1908 & in Arts at Edinburgh. City Roll of Honour: 35 College Bounds. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 01 City & Fettes College
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:12 pm    Post subject: PATRICK CHARLES BENTLEY BLAIR Reply with quote

Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:06/07/1915
Age:24Regiment/Service:Rifle Brigade 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. I. E. 10.
Cemetery:TALANA FARM CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of the Rev. C. Patrick Blair, M.A., of Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire. Scottish Rugby International. Cap 1912-13.
1901 Census: Name: Rev Charles Patrick Blair Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Jeanie Bogle Blair
Gender: Male
Where born: Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Registration Number: 853B
Registration district: Wanlockhead
Civil Parish: Sanquhar
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: The Manse
Occupation: Minister Of Wanlockhead Parish
Son Patrick b July 1891 Fettes College Entered 1903.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd Lt. P. C. B. BLAIR RIFLE BDE.

Named on the Wanlockhead War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

LIEUT. P. C. BENTLEY BLAIR, K.R.R.C.
Patrick Charles Bentley Blair – age 24 – Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
Patrick was educated at Fettes College in Edinburgh, where he played rugby and field hockey, and at King's College, Cambridge where he played for the King's College team and Cambridge University R.F.C. He was capped five times for Scotland in 1912–13, against South Africa, Wales, Ireland, England and France. After earning a first-class B.A. degree at Cambridge, Patrick joined the Egyptian Civil Service's Finance Department. At the outbreak of war he returned to Cambridge for military training and was commissioned from there into the Rifle Brigade in March 1915. He went to France in May but six weeks later, he was killed by a shell in Boezinge, Flanders.
Born 1891 in Wanlockhead. Son of the Rev. Charles Patrick Blair, M.A. and of Jane or Jeanie Bogle (Smith) Blair of the Manse, Wanlockhead.
Killed in Action on 6 July 1915 and buried in Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Info c/o Ken Morrison:

Gilbert Robertson, Cameron Highlanders:

Aberdeen Press & Journal 22/10/1915 p.7

ROSS-SHIRE officer killed in ACTION.
Second-Lieut. Gilbert Robertson, Cameron Highlanders,- attached 1st Battalion who has been killed action, only recently left Fettes College, where he was head of the school, and gained an open scholarship at Oriel College, Oxford. He was 19 years of age, and was the son of Mr Robert Robertson, Logie Easter Schoolhouse, Kildary. Ross-shire. Besides being a prominent scholar, he was a member of the Fettes. Rugby football team.

The Scotsman 6/10/1915 p.8

FETTESIAN KILLED News was received yesterday afternoon that Sec. Lt. Gilbert Robertson , who recently left Fettes College, had been killed in action. He was head of the school, and gained an open scholarship at Oriel College, Oxford, last December. He was with the 1st Cameron Highlanders when killed. Sec. Lt. Robertson was a prominent member of the school , being a promising scholar, and was also in the fifteens. He was the son of Mr Robert Robertson, Logie Easter Schoolbouse, Kildary, Ross-shire.
Sec. Lt. Robertson was 19 years of age .

Also named on the Logie Easter War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These two brothers are named on the various Glencairn Parish War Memorials in Dumfriesshire.

John Cassels Monteith – age 39 – Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.
“Jack” was educated at Cargilfield School and at Fettes College in Edinburgh, and at Glasgow University where he graduated in 1897. He was studying for a LL.B. when he was commissioned in the Bedfordshire Regiment in May 1900 and he spent the next seven years in India. He returned to Glasgow University as Adjutant to the Officer Training Corps in January 1912 and re-joined his old regiment in August 1914, landing in France with the 1st Battalion. He fought at Mons, Le Cateau and Cambray before being wounded near Ypres in November. He was evacuated home and was appointed to the School of Instruction for Officers at Cambridge before he returned to France in August 1915. John was killed two months later commanding the 2nd Battalion near Hulloch during the battle of Loos.
Born 1875 in Glencairn. Son of the late Rev. John Monteith of Glencairn Parish Church (died 1886) and of Ellen Maria (Neve) Monteith (died 1912)
Husband of Jane Robertson (Wilson) Monteith of Glenluiart, Moniaive who he married in April 1914 in Airdrie, Old Monklands.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1915 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Cargilfield School and Fettes College memorials and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.

and his brother

William Neve Monteith
– age 37 – Lieutenant, 6th (Reserve) Battalion attached to the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
William was educated at Cargilfield School and at Fettes College in Edinburgh, and at Magdalen College Oxford, where he gained his B.A., before studying Theology at the University of Glasgow from where he graduated B.D. in April 1904. After graduation he acted as assistant in the “Scotch” Church at Buenos Aires and then served as Assistant to the Reverend Dr Playfair of St. Andrews before getting his own parish in Elie in Fife in 1907. He enlisted in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry at the outbreak of war and was commissioned in the Rifle Brigade in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in May 1915 but was killed at Bois-Grenier during the battle of Loos.
Born 1878 in Glencairn. Son of the late Rev. John Monteith of Glencairn Parish Church (died 1886) and of Ellen Maria (Neve) Monteith (died 1912) Husband of Muriel May (Cox) Monteith of West House, Elie, Fife who he married in 1915 in Largo, Fife.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Cargilfield School and Fettes College memorials, on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour, on the Church of Scotland Ministers memorial in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, on the Magdalen College memorial, on the Elie & Earlsferry War Memorial, on the Elie Parish Church memorial, on an individual memorial in the church, and on the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Iglesia Presbiteriana San Andrés) memorial in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The son of the Rev. Dr. Playfair of St. Andrews mentioned in William Neve Monteith's entry (above) is also named on the various Glencairn Parish War Memorials in Dumfriesshire.

Patrick Lyon Playfair – age 24 – Captain, "B" Company. 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Patrick was educated at Fettes College in Edinburgh from 1907 and was at King's College, Cambridge when the war broke out. He was commissioned in the 7th Black Watch in October 1914 and promoted to Lieutenant (Temp. Captain) in September 1916. He was wounded near Arras in April 1917 and returned to his battalion in March 1918 but was killed two weeks later.
Born 1893 in Glencairn. Son of the Rev. Patrick Macdonald Playfair, D.D. formerly minister of Glencairn and minister of Holy Trinity, St Andrews, and of Eliza Ann (Walker) Playfair of Wyvern, St. Andrews, Fife.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the St. Andrews War memorial.
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