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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: LESLIE RICHMOND (Snr) 2 Reply with quote

This memorial is inside Monzie Church;





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RICHMOND, LESLIE
Initials: L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 23/08/1914
Additional information: Son of James Richmond, of Kippenross, Dunblane; husband of Ruth Margaret Richmond.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 34.
Cemetery: ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note his date of death. 23rd August 1914. One of the first to die in the Great War.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, December 17th., 1917 (page 11):-
"A brass tablet, gifted by Mr and Mrs James Richmond, Kippenross, Dunblane, formerly of Monzie Castle, in memory of their son, Lieut. Leslie Richmond, 1st Gordon Highlanders who was killed in action at the battle of Mons, has been erected in Monzie Parish Church, near Crieff. The tablet was unveiled at a special dedicatory service conducted by the Rev. H. H. Murray, pastor of the church."
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"An officer fighting with a Scottish regiment may soon be recognised as the first Australian-born casualty of World War I.
New details have emerged indicating Lieutenant Leslie Richmond, born in Victoria, died at the Battle of Mons on August 23, 1914 while serving with the 1st Gordon Highlanders."
Full story at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-23/leslie-richmond-first-aust-born-soldier-killed/5685774?pfmredir=sm

"Lt Richmond was born in Armadale in June 1888. Like Lt Chisholm, he too returned to the UK with his family and attended Sandhurst Military Academy.
His father James Richmond had migrated to Australia from Scotland in 1863, becoming a successful pastoralist. He owned several sheep stations and in 1873 established the Haddon Rig Merino stud which he owned for 40 years.
After their return to Scotland, the Richmond family rented the 17th century Monzie Castle in Crieff, Perthshire."
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

London Gazette Publication date: 28 August 1906 Issue: 27944 Page: 5872
The Gordon Highlanders, Leslie Richmond, in succession to Lieutenant G. N. McLean, promoted.

London Gazette Publication date: 19 February 1909 Issue: 28225 Page: 1311
The Gordon Highlanders, Second Lieutenant Leslie Richmond to be Lieutenant, vice C. A. S. Maitland, appointed Adjutant. Dated 3rd February, 1909.
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