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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:20 am    Post subject: Fordoun Parish Churchyard Reply with quote

Originally posted on the Scottish War Graves Project by FortyTwa

Cemetery: FORDOUN PARISH CHURCHYARD
Country: United Kingdom
Locality: Kincardineshire
No. of Identified CWGC Casualties: 2

OS grid ref NO726784

This is in the village of Auchenblae (sometimes Auchinblae) at what is now one of the three churches in the 'new' West Mearns Parish



Names of those buried or commemorated here:

BURNETT, WILLIAM LESLIE
CHALMERS, GEORGE
DAVIDSON, JAMES
DAVIDSON, JOHN
FAIRWEATHER, FRANCIS CHARLES
HADDEN, JOHN
HARPER, JAMES
HENDRY, ALEXANDER
HENDRY, ARTHUR BOWMAN
HENDRY, JAMES ALEXANDER
MIDDLETON, GEORGE W
SINGER, J G


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DAVIDSON, JOHN
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 09/08/1916
Service No: 10336
Additional information: Son of William and Jessie Davidson, of Fourdon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: M South, 8.
Cemetery: FORDOUN PARISH CHURCHYARD

and his brother

Name: DAVIDSON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 24/11/1914
Service No: 9495
Additional information: Son of William and Jessie Davidson, of Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, now of East Lodge, Johnston, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. 24.
Cemetery: KORTRIJK (ST. JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SINGER
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 09/02/1917
Service No: 5717
Additional information: Son of George and Jane W. Singer, of Goosecruires, Drumlithie, Fordoun.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: U North, 14.
Cemetery: FORDOUN PARISH CHURCHYARD

Note the difference in the year of death on the two stones



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HENDRY
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/10/1915
Service No: 2706
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 47.
Cemetery: AUTHUILE MILITARY CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BURNETT, WILLIAM LESLIE
Initials: W L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Drake Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 30/12/1917
Awards: D C M
Additional information: Son of George Burnett, of 12, Nelson St., Dundee. Also wounded at the Dardanelles.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 1 A.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CHALMERS, GEORGE
Initials: G C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 14th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 08/11/1917
Service No: 345251
Additional information: Son of George and Elizabeth Chalmers, of Balfeith, Fardoun, Kincardineshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: L. 45.
Cemetery: BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FAIRWEATHER, FRANCIS CHARLES
Initials: F C
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 02/09/1918
Service No: 54241
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 10.
Cemetery: BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY


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Name: HADDEN
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Unit Text: 50th Bn.
Date of Death: 02/09/1918
Service No: 2621986
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 5.
Cemetery: WINDMILL BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HARPER, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 122nd Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Service No: 60127
Additional information: Son of James Harper, of Torphins, Aberdeen; husband of Eliza Dakers (formerly Harper, nee Coupar), of 9, Conveth Park, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 25.
Cemetery: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION


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Name: HENDRY, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 4th Bn. 3rd
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Service No: 26/1770
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL

Name: HENDRY, ARTHUR BOWMAN
Initials: A B
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 1st Bn. 3rd
Age: 29
Date of Death: 12/09/1918
Service No: 20527
Additional information: Son of James and Jemima Hendry, of Denmill, Auchenblae, Kincardineshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 7.
Cemetery: VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIDDLETON, GEORGE W
Private, Number 37.
Volunteer Company, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders.
Killed in action at Doornkop on 29th May 1900

Some casualty lists have him as E W Middleton, not G W.

Commemorated on a memorial in Roodepoort New Cemetery, South Africa.



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