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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: INVERKEILOR, WW1 Reply with quote

Inverkeilor - Angus District (Arbroath Landward)

The Inverkeilor war memorial is a grey granite column set on an octagonal pedestal and surmounted by a cross. The pedestal stands on an octagonal step which rests on a square base. The commemoration and names of the WWI dead are set in lead lettering on the faces of the pedestal.
The monument stands in the kirkyard in front of the kirk.






WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ANDERSON G. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
BROWN J. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BURNETT W. ROYAL ENGINEERS SERGEANT
CHAPLIN D. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
CRABB W. AUSTRALIANS CORPORAL
DONALDSON D. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
GARRARD E. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
GIBB ? SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
GIBB A. ROYAL SCOTS CORPORAL
HOWE D.L. CANADIANS PRIVATE CANADIAN MOUNTED RIFLES
KENNEDY A. CANADIANS PRIVATE
KENNEDY D. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
KYDD D. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
LAMB D. ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER
LAWSON J. ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN R.N. DIVISION
LOWE W. ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MACAULAY C. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MACAULAY D. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MACGREGOR A.J. BLACK WATCH CAPTAIN
MCREGOR A. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
ORROCK G. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
PAUL A. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
RITCHIE W. BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
SHEPHERD R. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
SHEPHERD W. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SMITH C. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
SMITH E. SHERWOOD FORESTERS PRIVATE
SMITH G. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
STEPHEN D. BLACK WATCH LANCE CORPORAL
STEPHEN J. CANADIANS PRIVATE
STEWART D. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
STEWART J. CANADIANS PRIVATE CANADIAN HIGHLANDERS
TAYLOR D. S.? ARTILLERY GUNNER
TAYLOR G.L. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
THOMSON R. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
VALENTINE A.D. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
VANNETT A. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
VANNETT R. GORDON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

I reckoned the unusual order of names meant that they are listed in order of death. If we start with W Ritchie Black Watch and assume he died in 1914 we find this man in CWGC and SNWM databases:

Surname RITCHIE
Firstname William
Service Number 2281
Date Death 15/10/1914
Decoration
Place of birth Brechin Forfarshire
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: RITCHIE
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 15/10/1914
Service No: 2281
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 2.
Cemetery: VILLERS-EN-PRAYERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

the next name D Stephen gives us

Surname STEPHEN
Firstname David
Service Number 1933
Date Death 02/11/1914
Decoration
Place of birth Arbroath
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death Home.


Name: STEPHEN, DAVID MOIR
Initials: D M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 1st Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 02/11/1914
Service No: 1933
Additional information: Son of George and Jessie M. Stephen, of 55, Dishland St., Arbroath, Forfarshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: S. 1. 95.
Cemetery: COLCHESTER CEMETERY

By that reasoning Scots Guard Gibb would likely be a casualty in 1915. However looking up the databases he died in 1918

Surname GIBB
Firstname Norman
Service Number 16947
Date Death 12/07/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Arbroath
Other
SNWM roll SCOTS GUARDS
Rank Gdsn
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: GIBB, NORMAN ALEXANDER
Initials: N A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 12/07/1918
Service No: 16947
Additional information: Son of John Grant Gibb and Ann Gibb, of Station House, Inverkeilor, Montrose.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 4.
Cemetery: BERLES NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

That means I have no idea in what order they are listed but we do know it is Pte N Gibb on the memorial.

Gunner D Taylor could be SA Artillery?

Name: TAYLOR
Initials: D
Nationality: South African
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: South African Heavy Artillery
Unit Text: 73rd Siege Bty.
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Service No: 1534
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 13.
Cemetery: BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION


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Adam
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:40 am    Post subject: Updated photos Reply with quote

The memorial was unveiled in October 1920 by Mrs Lindsay Carnegie M.B.E.









Cheers,
Derek.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Pte. George Laird Taylor Reply with quote

Pte. G.L. Taylor, Black Watch

(Glasgow Herald 1st Nov 1915)
"Private Taylor, of the 6th Black Watch, son of Mr Taylor, Courthill, Inverkeilor, and a nephew of Police Constable Taylor, Arbroath, has been killed. He was only about 17 years of age."

CWGC
TAYLOR, GEORGE LAIRD
Rank: Private
Service No: S/6390
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 78 to 83.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of George Laird Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor, of Courthill, Inverkielor (Inverkeilor), Montrose, Forfarshire.

SNWM
Surname: TAYLOR
Firstname: George
Service Number: S/6390
Date Death: 25/09/1915
Place of birth: Inverkeillor (Inverkeilor) Forfarshire
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: George Anderson Reply with quote

George Anderson Pte 33327 17th Highland Light Infantry b Fordoun e Arbroath Age 34 Killed in Action F & F 11/07/17 Son of David Anderson & Jane Jolly. Husband of Nellie Kynock Menmuir Anderson, Anderson Pl; Inverkeilor, Montrose. 1891 Census: Stone Morphie Cottar Ho; St Cyrus. 1901 Census: West Drumo Bothy, Brechin. Occ Ploughman. Coxyde Military Cemetery B 024 Plot 1 Row G Grave 08
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:05 pm    Post subject: Memorial Committee Reply with quote

(Dundee Courier 31st March 1919)

The Parish Councillors of Inverkeilor, on a representation made to them, have taken up the matter of the erection of a suitable memorial to those belonging to the parish who have fallen in the war.

At a meeting held in Arbroath on Saturday - Mr D.C.F. Rutherford Lindsay Carnegie of Kinblethmont presiding - they discussed the form which the memorial should take, and ultimately decided that an effort should be made to raise the sum of 400 for the purpose of placing an obelisk in a prominent part of the village of Inverkeilor. The representatives of the West, Middle and East Wards were appointed collectors of subscriptions in their respective districts, and Mr Allexander Inglis, inspector of poor, secretary and treasurer.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that at their first meeting an obelisk was suggested but a mercat cross design was chosen in the end.

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Frederick George Garrard 2nd Lt MC 2nd Gordon Highlanders b South Newington Age 20 Died of Wounds Italy 22/05/1918 Eldest son of Frederic William & Elizabeth Garrard, Coulsdon, Surrey. Medal card Address: White House, Purley Downs Rd; Purley, Surrey. Officers Book page 166. 1901 Census : Hackney 21/104. Arbroath RoH Page 186: Photo. Dueville Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy Italy 10 Plot I Row B Grave 1 Arbroath & Inverkeilor
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Robert Vannet Cpl 242250 5th Gordon Highlanders (Garrison) b Carmyllie, Forfar. e Fettercairn Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 27/07/1918 Son of William Vannet, Lawton Cottage, Arbroath. 1901 Census: 35 Market Street, Brechin. Mother Margaret. Buzancy Military Cemetery Fr 0865 Plot I Row C Grave 29
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David Chaplin Lance Corporal S/17919 4th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Kirriemuir e Perth r Montrose Age 19 Killed in Action Hainaut, Belgium 13/04/1918 Husband of Mrs D Chaplin, Milton of Craigie by Dundee. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Jemima. 1901 Census says b 1893. Ploegstreet Memorial M. R. 32 Panel 9 Dundee PJ 8-3-19 Page 6
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