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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: ABERDOUR Reply with quote

Aberdour - Dunfermline District
The Aberdour war memorial takes the form of a shrine set into the face of the kirk. The design is classical with pillasters capped by a pediment under which is a niche housing the sculpture of a female figure holding a wreath. The kirk stands in the Main Street.

(edited by spoons - this building was the church when the memorial was erected but since 1926 has served as St Fillan's Church Hall)





WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Anderson R. D.G. Private
Ballantyne W. Royal Highlanders Second Lieutenant
Carscadden J. Royal Naval Reserve Able Seaman
Connelly W. Royal Garrison Artillery Private
Cunningham J. Royal Scots Private
Cuthill J. R.I.R. Private
Downie G. Royal Highlanders Private
Drew W. A.S.C. Sergeant
Edwards A.G. Royal Scots Private
Ewing R. Royal Engineers Sapper
Fisher W. Royal Highlanders Private
Fulton D. Royal Scots Private
Greenfield B.H. Gordon Highlanders Private
Haldane J. Royal Engineers Sapper
Haldane J. Royal Scots Lance Corporal
Hewitt J.F. Scottish Rifles Lieutenant
Hewitt W.G. Royal Scots Second Lieutenant
Kerr J.W. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant
Lumsden J. Royal Highlanders Private
Masson G. Highland Light Infantry Private
Masterton J.L. Highland Light Infantry Private
McGregor W. Gordon Highlanders Private
Moubray P.L. Royal Highlanders Captain
Ness J. Royal Highlanders Private
Newdick E.J. Royal Navy Able Seaman
Paterson W. Royal Highlanders Private
Redpath J. Gordon Highlanders Sergeant
Stewart F.A. Royal Scots Private
Turnbull J. Royal Scots Fusiliers Lance Corporal



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Beattie A.S. Fife & Forfarshire Yeomanry Sergeant
Chisholm J. Highland Light Infantry Private
Collyer W.R.L. Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant
Foster S.K. Royal Navy Surgeon Lieutenant Commander
Goodall C.A. Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant
Greig J.S. Royal Air Force Sergeant
Le Sueur G.W. de V Royal Air Force Flying Officer
Levein C.R. Royal Navy Leading Seaman
McLauchlan D.H. Royal Air Force Flying Officer
Murray J.B. Royal Engineers Sapper
Rankin R.C. Royal Air Force Wireless Operator
Reid J. Royal Naval Reserve Able Seaman
Robertson J.A. H.G. Private
Sinclair D. Royal Air Force Sergeant
Thomson W.J.C. Scots Guards Guardsman
Way N.W.E. Q.A.R.N.N.S.(R) N.S.
Whitehouse H.R. Royal Navy Engineer Commander
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Aberdour War Memorial Reply with quote

Although situated on St Fillan's Church Hall it lists all Aberdour war dead.
UKNIWM ref number 5727. Location Main Street, Aberdour, Fife os ref NT190850.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like one of the Aberdour men listed was lost during 34th Div's costly attack at the Somme on 1st July

CUNNINGHAM, John
Service Number 18708
Date Death 01/07/1916
Place of birth Aberdour
Other 15th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

CUNNINGHAM, JOHN
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 18708
Additional information: Son of Robert and Jemima Cunningham, of High St., Aberdour, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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Catherine



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in doing a family research it was brought to my attention that my father John Cunningham always said that he had a relative whose name was on a memorial at Aberdour .his Grandfather was samuel Cunningham born in ireland but was brought to scotland by his parents and settled in Port Glasow in 1800s and samuel later married in Dundee to an irish girl name Mary Ann Sweenie and he had a brother named Robert and a sister named Ann .I wonder where the connection came in
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Catherine (Cunningham) Murray
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed:

Name: SHORT, ANDREW DAVID AITKIN
Initials: A D A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 18th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/03/1918
Additional information: Son of Mrs. A. Short, of The Stables, Otterston, Aberdour, Fifeshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 32 to 34.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The town clock used to be on this site and was moved to make way for the memorial. The town clock is now near the train station and has a plaque on it to explain the relocation.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:50 am    Post subject: Hewitt Brothers Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Hewitt J.F. Scottish Rifles Lieutenant
Hewitt W.G. Royal Scots Second Lieutenant


(Glasgow Herald 26th November 1914)
"A particularly sad feature of the war is the number of soldier brothers who have been killed. The list includes Lieutenant J.F. Hewitt, Cameronian, and Lieutenant W.G. Hewitt, Royal Scots, sons of the Hon. W.J. Hewitt, of St Colme House, Aberdour, Fife."

Name: HEWITT, JAMES FRANCIS
Initials: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 26/10/1914
Additional information: Son of the Hon. W. J. and Mrs. Hewitt, of St. Colme House, Aberdour, Fife. His brother Second Lieut. W G Hewitt also fell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

Name: HEWITT, WILLIAM GEORGE
Initials: W G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 14/10/1914
Additional information: Son of the Hon. William and Mrs. Hewitt, of St. Colme House, Aberdour, Fife. His brother, Lieut. J.F. Hewitt also fell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. C. 10.
Cemetery: VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WAY, NANCY W.E.
Initials: N W E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Nursing Sister
Regiment/Service: Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service
Unit Text: H.M. Hospital Ship Vasna.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 07/04/1945
Additional information: Daughter of Wilfred G.M.Way and Lillian Beatrice Way; niece of Emily Elizabeth de Wilton, of Aberdour, Fife, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Block F. Grave 480.
Cemetery: DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Officer George William de Vichelez Le Sueur died 17 July 1939 I think in a flying accident. Not listed therefore by CWGC.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: John Redpath
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: S/3599
Unit: B Company, 1st Battalion
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Date of Birth: 1884
Date of Death: 2nd April 1916
Son of John and Jeannie Redpath - Aberdour
Commemorated on the Menin Gate

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Hewitt Brothers Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
jamiemcginlay wrote:
WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Hewitt J.F. Scottish Rifles Lieutenant
Hewitt W.G. Royal Scots Second Lieutenant


(Glasgow Herald 26th November 1914)
"A particularly sad feature of the war is the number of soldier brothers who have been killed. The list includes Lieutenant J.F. Hewitt, Cameronian, and Lieutenant W.G. Hewitt, Royal Scots, sons of the Hon. W.J. Hewitt, of St Colme House, Aberdour, Fife."



The brothers are also listed on the War Memorial in Gatehouse of Fleet, Kircudbrightshire - where they were born.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For further details of the Hewitt brothers, see http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=9210

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While passing through Aberdour yesterday we noticed the War memorial. As it was a beautiful sunny day we took these pictures.





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