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Lt Col John McKie, Minnigaff

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Lt Col John McKie, Minnigaff Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NX 410 666.

Not listed on UKNIWM.

This plaque in Monnigaff parish church is for Lt Col John McKie C.B.E., D.S.O.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are other memorials (plaque and windows) to members of the family but outside the scope of this project. Let me know if you would like copies.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a "link" to another memorial - The Castle Douglas War Memorial was unveiled on Sunday 1 May 1921 by Lt. Colonel John McKie, DSO, a resident of Castle Douglas.
According to the Stewartry RoH, Colonel McKie was gazetted in May 1875 into the Scottish Borders Militia (later the KOSB) He served in South Africa in 1900 and 1902. Awarded the DSO and the Queen's Medal (3 bars) he retired in 1903 as a Major (Hon. Lt.Col.)
Mobilised in August 1914 he was appointed purchasing Remount Officer in the Remount Service.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 71948
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