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DUNBARNEY, RHYND & DRON

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:16 pm    Post subject: DUNBARNEY, RHYND & DRON Reply with quote

Located in the village of Bridge of Earn next to the Public Hall
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On the base of the rear it reads;

AND THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT

THEIR BODIES ARE BURIED IN PEACE

BIT THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVERMORE

Unveiled by Sir Robert Moncreiffe, Bat. of Moncreiffe - August 15th 1920
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PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 18.08.1920

THREE PARISHES' MEMORIAL

UNVEILING OF CROSS AT BRIDGE OF EARN

Erected at Bridge of Earn in memory of the men from the 3 parishes of Dunbarney, Dron, and Rhynd who fell in the war, a beautiful memorial cross was unveiled by Sir Robert Moncreiffe, Bart., on Sunday afternoon.

The cross, which is worked in Dumfries-shire stone, is a beautifully executed facsimile of the well known St. Martin’s Cross at Iona. It stands on a graceful die, which is approached by two broad steps. On the shaft of the cross is the inscription in raised bronze letters, “In glorious memory of the men from the parishes of Dunbarney, Rhynd, and Dron who fell in the Great War, 1914-1919”. On a large bronze plate on the base are the names of the following 29 heroes, in whose memory the monument is erected:- Capt. R. Bruce Ellis, M.C., R.H.; Pte. John Blackwood, A. & S.H.; Pte. John Brown, M.G.C.; Pte. John Buist, G.H.; Q.M.S. Donald Campbell, R.F.A.; Sapper Henry Cairns, R.E.; Pte. George Henderson, R.A.S.C.; Sergt. William Keay, R.F.A.; Pte. Alexander Kinmond, R.A.S.C.; Pte. William Lewthwaite, R.H., Pte. William Lowden, R.H.; Pte. Matthew A. Leggeat, R.A.S.C.; Pte. George M’Donald, R.H.; Pte. John M’Donald, S.G.; Pte. Peter M’Donald, R.M.; L-Cpl. James M’Donald, R.S.; Pte. Stewart M’Naughton, M.G.C.; Pte. George M’Naughton, Australians; L-Cpl. David M’Pherson, R.A.O.C.; Pte. John Melville, S.H.; Pte. David reid, H.L.I.; Pte. Andrew Ross, A. & S.H.; Sergt. David Scott, R.H.; Pte. George Scrimgeour, East Africans; Sergt. Adam Simpson, M.M., R.H.; Driver George Smith, R.E.; L-Cpl. JohnTaylor, E. Surreys; L-Cpl. John Williamson, R.H.; Pte. Archibald Wittet, Canadians.

On the back of the base is engraved the quotation from the Book of Ecclesiastics:- “And their glory shall not be blotted out. Their bodies are buried in peace. But their names liveth for ever more”. Rev. H.L. Richmond, Dunbarney U.F. Church read the Scripture lesson, and Rev. Dr Balingall, Rhynd, offered the Dedication prayer.

Mr Laurence Pullar, Dunbarney, presided, and amongst those present at the unveiling ceremony were Lady Kirkland, Mrs Pullar, Dunbarney, Lady Moncreiffe, Mr J. Norman Nasmyth and Mrs Nasmyth, Glenfarg, Mr A.B. Stevens, Mains of Kilgraston, Major Herbert Pullar, Col. J.P. Nesbit Hamilton Grant of Drumounnie.

Mr Pullar said they were assembled there that afternoon for the solemn purpose of unveiling a memorial to the 29 soldiers of the parishes of Dunbarney, Rhynd, and Dron. The memory of the brave was always with them but that memorial would keep alive their memory from generation to generation. It was only fitting that the stone of remembrance should be erected to record the glorious self-sacrifice of the men of these parishes. The cross would stand as a symbol and inspiration to those of generations to come.

Sir Robert Moncrieffe said that many of the lads whose names appeared on the tablet had gone out with him in 1915, and he had come to unveil the memorial with the greatest pride. He always thought that it was the people at home who had the worst burden of grief to bear, and not the men who had actually seen their comrades die. It was the greatest grief to him to come home and not find Captain Ellis, the son of their worthy old friend who had been so many years amongst them. Capt. Ellis had been one of the most successful and gallant officers in his battalion.

Piper Carrie, Black Watch, gave a fine rendering of the “Flowers of the Forest”, and Bandsman Harper sounded the “Last Post”.

After the Benediction, pronounced by Rev. J.S. Clark, a number of beautiful flowers and evergreens were laid at the foot of the cross.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a lovely memorial and Dumfries-shire stone must have been an unusual choice in Perthshire. Looking at the village hall I take it this was the same architect responsible for Fortingall?






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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bridge of Earn Village Hall and Institute - George Penrose Kennedy Young (Perth)

Fortingall Village Hall - William Curtis Green (Alton, Hampshire)

More details on both can be found at Dictionary of Scottish Architects

http://www.codexgeo.co.uk/dsa/index.php
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WW2

Sgt. Lauchlin Hugh McLean, R.A.S.C.
Lt. Comdr. J.I. Miller, D.S.O. (Distinguished Service Order) D.S.C (Distinguished Service Cross) & Bar R.N.R.
Capt. R.G. McPherson, Middlesex Regt.
1st Officer. Robt. D. Mackay, Merchant Navy
Pte. Alastair McIntosh, Royal Armour Corps
Pte. William Sinclair, Cameron Highlanders
Gunner. James Watt, Royal Artillery
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MILLER, JOHN ISDALE
Initials: J I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieut-Commander
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Salvia.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 24/12/1941
Awards: D S O, D S C, R D
Additional information: Husband of Margaret M. Miller, of Bridge of Earn, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 60, Column 1.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

This man was highly decorated for an RNR officer. He was in command of the Flower class corvette HMS 'Salvia' in the Mediterranean when his ship was torpedoed and sank within minutes with the loss of all 58 hands.
A very callous act by U-568 because the 'Salvia' was picking up Axis prisoners of war after the sinking of their transport ship the SS 'Shuntien' by the U-559 earlier that night. The master of the 'Shuntien', William L. Shinn, 47 crew members and an unknown number of gunners and prisoners had been picked up by HMS 'Salvia' and they were all lost when the Salvia was sunk.

In total about 800 souls lfrom the two ships ost their lives that night. Sailors, DEMS gunners, guards from 1st Bn Durham Light Infanty and P-o-Ws

I'd never heard of the loss of the SS 'Shuntien' before. There were almost as many dead as the 'Arandorra Star' but it's not as well known. I suppose the difference between the two is that the 'Shuntien' was carrying soldiers and the 'Arandorra Star' was carrying civilians.

From

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HMS Salvia

Type Corvette
Class Flower
Pennant K 97
Built by William Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)
Ordered 31 Aug 1939
Laid down 26 Sep 1939
Launched 6 Aug 1940
Commissioned 20 Sep 1940
Lost 24 Dec 1941
Loss position 31.46N, 28.00E

History
HMS Salvia (Lt.Cdr. John Isdale Miller, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-568 around 01.35hours on 24 december 1941 about 100 nautical miles west of Alexandria in position 31º46'N, 28º00'E. There were no survivors, 106 (of the crew) dead.


And from

http://theflowerclasscorvetteforums.yuku.com/topic/646


Name: HMS Salvia (K 97)
Tonnage: 925 tons
Completed: 1940 - William Simons & Co Ltd, Renfrew
Fate: Sunk by U-568 (Joachim Preuss)
Position: 31.46N, 28.00E - Grid CO 6878
Complement: 58

16th November 1940 - After crew training and exercises at Tobermory in Scotland Salvia leaves Liverpool along with Hyacinth, Gloxinia and Peony to escort a convoy to Gibraltar as part of Operation Collar. These were the first corvettes to join the Mediterranean Fleet and became the 10th Corvette Group. The four corvettes were fitted with magnetic and acoustic minesweeping gear as well as towing gear.

Operation Collar was the first convoy to sail the length of the Med and the corvettes (now part of Force F - Southampton, Manchester, Hotspur) passed Gibraltar on 25/26 November where they were met by Force H (Ark Royal, Renown, Sheffield, Despatch and 9 destroyers) and continued east on to Malta. On the 27th November this combined force was spotted by the Italians who attacked. The corvettes and three troop transports (Clan Forbes, Clan Fraser, New Zealand Star) stood off while Force H engaged the enemy with additional support in an action off Cape Spartivento which caused the Italian battleships to withdraw. The convoy reached Malta unharmed.

The corvettes refuelled at Malta then set off for Alexandria with the transport New Zealand Star and the cruisers Manchester and Southampton, arriving on the 2nd December 1940.

7th Jan 1941 Salvia and the other corvettes sailed form Alexandria escorting the oiler Brambleleaf to Suda Bay in Crete. Half way there the corvettes were diverted away to Malta. On 9th May the corvettes met Force A (Illustrious, Valiant, Warspite, Sydney and 7 destroyers) covering the Operation Excess convoy SE of Malta. They sailed on to Alexandria and arrived there 18th January 1941.

During Feb 1941 Salvia and Hyacinth escorted a number of convoys in the eastern Med.

In April 1941 Salvia was minesweeping off Greece and she set off 5 magnetic mines near the Piraeus harbour.

On April 24th Salvia left Suda Bay in Crete with Hyacinth and arrived at the ports of Rafti and Nauplia to help in the evacuation of troops from Greece. Along with other warships she joined convoy AG.13 sailing for Crete where the evacuated troops disembarked.

On April 28th/29th 1941 Salvia and Hyacinth evacuate troops from Kapsali Bay, Kithera and take them to Suda Bay in Crete.

14th May 1941 Salvia is still based at Suda Bay, Crete.

Between May to December 1941 there is no further info. about Salvia although it is known that she stayed in the Med and escorted many convoys in the eastern Med in particular.

The Sinking of HMS Salvia - On 23 Dec, 1941, HMS Salvia (LtCdr John Isdale Miller DSO DSC) was escorting the convoy TA-5 (Tobruk to Alexandria) when Shuntien was sunk by U-559 (Heidtmann). The ship carried 850 prisoners of war and the corvette stayed behind to collect survivors but was not seen again, only oil and wreckage was found by HMS Peony (K 40) about 100 miles west of Alexandria. At 01.35 hours on 24 December, U-568 had fired a spread of four torpedoes at HMS Salvia, which was hit by one of them and broke in two. The stern part sank rapidly while burning oil covered the sea and the fore part followed after a few minutes. All four officers and 54 ratings were lost together with the master, 47 crew members and an unknown number of gunners and prisoners from the Shuntien.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: Cpl. Lachlan Hugh McLean Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
WW2

Sgt. Lauchlin Hugh McLean, R.A.S.C.


I'm quoting myself...very weird!

(Glasgow Herald 8th September 1945)
"McLean-
Missing since St Valery, now officially presumed to have lost his life on 12th June, 1940, Lachlan (corporal, R.A.S.C.) elder son of the late Mr Hugh McLean, Wester Keillour, Methven, and of Mrs McLean.
"

The obituary, SNWM and CWGC record his forename as Lachlan but the memorial does so as Lauchlin, and of the rank of Seargent.

CWGC
Name: McLEAN, LACHLAN HUGH
Initials: L H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 51 Div. Ammunition Coy.
Age: 25
Date of Death: between 11/06/1940 and 12/06/1940
Service No: T/75726
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Bessie B. McLean, of Bridge of Earn, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 133.
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McLEAN
Firstname: Lachlan H
Service number: 75726
Date of death: 01/01/1900
Place of birth: Perthshire
SNWM roll: ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
Rank: Cpl

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