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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only Seaforth listed for the Second World War

GERRIE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 23/09/1944
Service No: 14209071
Additional information: Son of James and Isabella Gerrie, of Knaven, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. A. 12.
Cemetery: MIERLO WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With such an unusual surname this must be Able Seaman Kindness

KINDNESS, WILLIAM
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Eskimo
Date of Death: 13/04/1940
Service No: C/SSX 26813
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 36, 2.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

And this must be the other sailor listed

SIMPSON, WILLIAM
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Drake
Age: 20
Date of Death: 16/05/1943
Service No: D/JX421167
Additional information: Son of William and Nancy Forbes Simpson, of Maud.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 1191.
Cemetery: NEW DEER CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Sapper was lost at sea when the S.S. ‘Mohamed Ali El Kebir’ was sunk in August 1940

WALLACE, FREDERICK
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 706 Artisan Works Company Royal Engineers
Age: 34
Date of Death: 07/08/1940
Service No: 1919043
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wallace, of Maud, Aberdeenshire; husband of Christina B. Wallace, of New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7. Column 2.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

A lot of detail on the Aberdeenshire raised 706 Coy RE and the sinking of the ship can be found here:

http://mohamed.ali.el-kebir.freewebspace.com/706%20Artisan.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A gunner lost in the very last days of the war in Europe

YEATS, DUNCAN
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 211 Bty., 71 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 28/04/1945
Service No: 1799803
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Yeats, of New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 7. C. 12.
Cemetery: HANOVER WAR CEMETERY

And two men from 1st Gordons. One lost in France in 1940 and the other in 1944

WILL, NEIL
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 12/06/1940
Service No: 2879275
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Jane Will, of New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: MESNIERES-EN-BRAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

WIGHT, FRANK
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 16/08/1944
Service No: 2874060
Additional information: Son of Alexander Wight, and of Annie Horne Gould Wight (nee Lawson), of New Deer, Aberdeenshire; husband of Lily Wight (nee Keilloh), of New Deer.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 13.
Cemetery: BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY

Another Gordon buried in France in 1944

STIRLING, ANDREW JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 26/06/1944
Service No: 2890633
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Alice Stirling; husband of Mary Helen Stirling.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. J. 3.
Cemetery: ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two gunners from the same unit. One in Egypt and the other at home

HORNE, EDWARD PETRIE
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 126 Field Regt.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 10/10/1942
Service No: 912514
Additional information: Son of Edward Petrie Horne and Helen Watson Horne, of New Deer, Aberdeenshire. Surveyor.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 23.
Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

McROBBIE, JAMES PARK
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 126 Field Regt.
Date of Death: 04/08/1945
Service No: 922731
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James McRobbie, of New Deer.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Grave 580.
Cemetery: NEW DEER CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And some more Gordons. Apart from one man in the 5th TA Bn the rest were in 1st and 2nd bns. Note two men died on the same day on 12th September 1944 when their ship was sunk.

All the 2nd Bn men were prisoners of the Japanese

CLARK, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 20/07/1943
Service No: 2878310
Additional information: Son of Robert and Georgina Clark, of Brucklay, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. K. 17.
Cemetery: CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY

GRIEVE, SYDNEY
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 12/09/1944
Service No: 2876495
Additional information: Son of James Grieve, and of Jane A. Grieve, of Maud, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 79.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Lost in the sinking of the Rakuyo Maru

KEITH, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 12/09/1944
Service No: 2875889
Additional information: Son of George and Agnes Keith, of Aberdeen.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 79.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Lost in the sinking of the Rakuyo Maru

KNOX, HENRY CRIGHTON
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 20/06/1943
Service No: 2875846
Additional information: Son of George Crighton Knox and Elizabeth Johnstone Millar Knox, of New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 6. C. 52-56.
Cemetery: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY

RITCHIE, JOHN
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 05/06/1940
Service No: 2878626
Additional information: Son of John Ritchie, and of Jessie D. Ritchie, of New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 126.
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

SANGSTER, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 27/03/1945
Service No: 2877014
Additional information: Grandson of Mrs. H. Sangster, of New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 5. A. 1-47.
Cemetery: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last two New Deer soldiers on the memorial and both buried in Italy

SKINNER, WILLIAM JAMES
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 510 Inf. Bde. Coy.
Date of Death: 03/12/1943
Service No: T/10694133
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV, A, 1.
Cemetery: MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY

REID, ROBERT
Rank: Guardsman
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 23/09/1943
Service No: 2699232
Additional information: Husband of Mary Reid, of New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 29.
Cemetery: SALERNO WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the last three flyers. I can't identify one - Flight Sergeant Henderson

Henderson G. Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant Navigator

McGILLIVRAY, ALASTAIR DUNCAN
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 22
Date of Death: 19/03/1945
Service No: 1349959
Additional information: Son of John Spence McGillivray and Jessie Ann McGillivray of New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot H/1. Grave 225C.
Cemetery: OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY

MUNDIE, ALEXANDER
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 29
Date of Death: 16/08/1941
Service No: 1019049
Additional information: Son John and Janet Mundie; husband of Isabella Mundie, of Woodside, Aberdeen.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 606.
Cemetery: NEW DEER CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:02 am    Post subject: A Rettie Minesweeper Reply with quote

Rettie Alexander AB Deck Hand Royal Naval Reserve (T) 28-Jan-15 City Roll of Honour. City & New Deer CWGC does not have details.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander Rettie died on 28 Jan 1915 at New Deer age 27. Primary cause of death was pulminary tuberculosis; secondary was laryngitus. His DC notes that he was a Naval Reservist on HM Ship Alstruin 89 (?); he was a ship's cook.

I have downloaded a copy of his DC from ScotlandsPeople.

Here is the note:



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've posted the same portion of the DC on GWF - I'll post any results.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Cpl J Anderson Reply with quote

Anderson Joseph L/cpl S/40057 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Ellon e Peterhead Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 26/10/1917 Son of Mrs Anderson, Market Square, New Deer. Son of Soldiers Effects: Mother Jessie. Soldiers Will 4 pages. Occ Engaged in farm service. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 135 to 136 AWJ 16-11-17 P2: New Deer
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Joseph Findlater Andrew Pte S/12109 3rd Gordon Highlanders b Aberdeen? e Glasgow Age 32 Killed in Action F & F 29/11/1915 2nd son of the late George Andrew, Clothier, New Deer. Husband of Maggie Boyd. Short Service: 22 Pages. Soldiers Died has Andrews with 27th. Soldiers Effects: Guardian of children: Mrs Maggie Campbell. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 BO 18-01-16 P 4 Deaths EE 11-02-16 Page 2: Photo: New Deer
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