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ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY WW1 & WW2
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY WW1 & WW2 Reply with quote

The University of St Andrews has two war memorials, in St Salvator's Chapel on North Street. UKNIWM Ref No. 44477 & UKNIWM Ref No. 44479

The First World War Memorial was designed by the architect Peter MacGregor Chalmers. Stone acades bear the names of the fallen: between them are mosaics of Biblical scenes by the artist Douglas Strachan. The memorial stands in the apse, behind the Communion table.

The Second World War Memorial takes the form of a stained glass window on the south wall, by William Wilson, unveiled by Queen Elizabeth (mother of Elizabeth II) in 1950. It symbolises triumph through sacrifice. The central figure is Christ as St Salvator, bearing the wounds of the Crucifixion and the banner of the Resurrection. Left is St Andrew and right, St Leonard with his broken chains. Above these figures are the badges of the Navy, Army and Air Force. Below the window, in a shrine designed by Hew Lorimer, is the University Book of Remembrance for those who died in the Second World War.

The following 2 photographs are credited to St. Andrews university and were taken by Mr. Peter Adamson.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



The names are on the side panels of the alter and I have requested a close up photo of these.

Kevin
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject: st andrews university memorial Reply with quote

As someone who has been employed in the University for 29 years I was both moved and more than a little humbled to read Kevin Stokes's account. Being contained entirely within the altar area of the university chapel, this site is not well known, to the 8,000 students and staff. I walk past the chapel almost daily but only slip in to sit at the back when the organist is training. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.archive.org/details/rollofhonourroll00univ

NOT IN COPYRIGHT EITHER
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: University of St Andrews - Roll of honour & Roll of Serv Reply with quote

The University of St Andrews , Roll of Honour and Roll of Service 1914 -1919 for King and Country prinded by R & R Clark Ltd Edinburgh . 1920. can be purchased from a good book dealer for around 40 .

This publication has details of each from the Roll of Honour and Roll of Service and also records if each were members of the University OTC , a Member of the University "Battery" , a member of the University Staff or by profession a member of the Royal Navy or Army .

I think that many of the Named on the St Andrews Univesity War Memorial at this location will be listed on the St Andrews University Officer Training Corps War Memorial - with head and shoulder photographs in CITY ROAD , ST ANDREWS . The present day OTC is called The Tayforth Universities OTC

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to say that the niwm 44479 WW2 memorial you refer to is not the window. Instead, it is a pair of bells that were restored and dedicated in 1940. We have just catalogued the window and its reference is niwm 58085

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the University book I noticed the following name in the 'Roll of Service'

M'Cash, John Watson, 1910. Lieut., 3/6th Black Watch; Lieut., R.A.F.

Name: McCASH, JOHN WATSON
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: 35th Sqdn.
Secondary Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Secondary Unit Text: and 6th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/11/1917
Additional information: Son of W. F. and Alice H. McCash, of Cornhill House, Perth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

I wonder if M'Cash is actually listed on the memorial within the University.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to 'Airmen died in the Great War', McCash was serving with 3 Sqn and not 35 Sqn. He was Kia in Camel B2369 on the Western Front.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 Sqn was equipped with Camels in 1917 whereas 35 Sqn was equipped with FK8s so my money is on 3 Sqn being correct.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:06 am    Post subject: James Scott Reply with quote

James Scott Lt (Capt) Rev MC 302nd Royal Field Artillery B Bty b Craig, Forfarshire 23/03/1886 Age 31 Died of Wounds Israel 09/03/1918 Son of the Rev. Robert Scott DD & Mary Jobson Scott, Craig, Montrose. 1891 Census: Craig Manse. 1901 Census: 7 Panmure Terr; Montrose. Educated St Andrews: MA BD. City Roll of Honour: Craig Manse, Montrose. Consular Chaplin in Alexandria 1909-1911. Soldiers Died 10th. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel Is 03 Row P Grave 106 AJ 04-03-18 P2: MC Arbroath Herald 22-03-18 P8 Perthshire Advertiser 20-03-18 P2 Dundee Courier 09-04-18 P1 Aberdeen City & Craig
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject: David Buchan Reply with quote

David Buchan Lt 1st Gordon Highlanders b Alloa 28/09/1886 Age 30 Killed in Action F & F 09/04/1917 Son of David Buchan, Kellie Pl; Alloa. Of Alloa Advertiser. Gratuate of St Andrews University. Mr J T Pithie, Alford Pl; Aberdeen is a relative. Officers Book page 166. He subsequently studied divinity and graduated M.A. St Andrews University. Brother Francis H Buchan , Rifle Brigade also died. Brother John Crawford Buchan VC also died. 1918. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 EE 03-05-17 Page 2: Photo + info Daily Record 12-8-18 Page 3 Alloa Dollar Academy & Hillsfoot
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:53 am    Post subject: John Dawson Reply with quote

John Dawson 2nd Lt 11th Gordon Highlanders Attd. 4th Bn. b Dundee Age 25 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/1915 Eldest son of David Dawson, Headmaster of Hawkhill Public School. Medal card: Mother: Mrs D Dawson, Harborough, Kessland Drive, Milnegavie, nr Glasgow. Dundee City Roll of Honour: Strawberrybank. Mother Elizabeth Cochrane. Dux medallist at the Harris Academy. Then Proceeded to St Andrews University. Graduated with Hons St Andrews University. Officers Book page 166. attd 4th Bn. Student at St Andrews. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Dundee Courier 01-10-15 Page 6: Photo & 09-10-15 P4 EE 01-10-15 Page 2: Killed Evening Times 1-10-15 Page 7 Dundee Evening Telegraph 01-10-15 P4 Dundee & Dundee Academy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:00 am    Post subject: James MacKay Reply with quote

James MacKay Lieutenant 3rd Bn. Gordon Highlanders attd. 1st Bn. b Keiss, Caithness Age 23 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 25/09/1915 Son of W. M. and Jessie Mackay, of 63, Castlereagh St., Belfast. Born at Keiss, Caithness. St. Andrew's Graduate. Awarded the Carnegie Research Fellowship. Officers Book page 166. Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Zillebeke B 453 Sp. Mem. Lyness & St Andrews Uni
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There used (about 40 years ago) to be an open copy of the University Roll of Honour in a recess in the south wall just to the east of the pulpit in the chapel. One page was turned every Sunday morning. Does anyone know when this stopped happening?

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