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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: METHVEN Reply with quote

Adjacent main street through the village (A85) beside the public park
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Unveiled by Rev. DJ Robertson DSO, Minister of the Parish - August 8th 1920.

Unfortuantely, as you will have seen some of the names have almost disappeared due to weathering.
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PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 11.08.1920

METHVEN
DEDICATION OF WAR MEMORIAL


The Methven War Memorial was dedicated in the presence of a large gathering on Sunday afternoon. The memorial takes the form of a cenotaph erected by the roadside at the east entrance to the village, while the ground in front of the memorial is enclosed by a low wall and railing. The names of the fallen are inscribed on a marble front on the cenotaph as follows:- “In glorious memory of the sons of Methven who gave their lives for their King and country in the Great War, 1914-1919:- Royal Navy - E.R.A. Robert Rankine; Scots Greys - Corpl. D. Smith and Pte. C. Smith; Scottish Horse - Trooper W. Strong and Sgt. T. Rodger; Royal Artillery - Sgt. F. Potter and Gnr. W. Allan; R.E. - Spr. R. M’Keith and Spr. G. Pringle; Scots Guards - Pte. W. Scott; Royal Scots - Pte. C. Johnstone; Royal Fusiliers - L-Cpl. D. Bain; West Riding Regiment - Pte. Angus Morrison; Black Watch - Lt. A. Muir, Lt. A. Graham, Lt. Pat E. Smythe, Lt. J. Ritchie, Sgt. J. Maley, Cpl. D. Strong, L-Cpl. T. Brough, L-Cpl. T. Laing, L-Cpl. J.L. Bain, Pte. A. Smith, Pte. G. Patterson, Pte. W. Kiddie, Pte. A. M’Farlane, Pte. A. Bain, Pte. J. Duncan and Pte. J. Brand; Manchester Regiment - Capt. A. Mackenzie, M.C.; H.L.I. - Pte. A. Milne and Pte. J. Kinmond; Seaforth Highlanders - Lt. W. Mackenzie, D.S.O., L-Cpl. D. Robertson, Pte. J. Couper, Pte. J. Kinmond, Pte. R. Pringle and Pte. E. Findley; Gordon Highlanders - Pte. R. Patterson, Pte. J. Maley, T. Maley, Pte. W. Smith; Cameron Highlanders - Pte. A. Kettles; A and S Highlanders - Cpl. L Johnston; Royal Dublin Fusiliers - Capt. P. Dalton; A.S.C - Pte. D. M’Master; Canadian Contingent - Cp. A. M’Ewan, Sgt. R. M’Farlane, Pte. P.M. Simpson and Pte. J. Small; New Zealand Contingent - Pte. G.A. Campbell and Pte. R.R. Northam - Their names liveth for ever more”

A hymn having been sung by the united choirs of the two churches under the leadership of Mr Dan Murrie, the Rev. James Robertson, D.D., D.S.O, minister of the parish, thereafter on the invitation of Colonel Smyth offered up a dedicatory prayer, and subsequently made a few appropriate remarks which suitably voiced the feelings of the audience. The principal address was delivered by Colonel Smythe of Methven who said that a year or so ago at a public meeting in Methven a committee was appointed to carry through the erection of a memorial to these sons of the parish who had given their lives for their King and country in the Great War. The results of their efforts they saw before them this day. To them who knew and loved them no stone and lime memorial was required to keep alive in their hearts the memory of those they had lost, but for those that come after that cenotaph would show they they honoured and mourned those 52 men of Methven whose names were inscribed on that stone, who gave their lives that they should live. The Parish Council of Methven had consented to take charge of the memorial, and in the name of the committee he begged to hand it over to their custody. Mr Thomas W. Reid, J.P., chairman of the Parish Council, accepted custody of the memorial on behalf of the council. Pipers from Perth played “The Flowers of the Forest” and the “Last Post” was sounded by buglers, while the choir sang “Now the labourer’s task is oer”.

REQUIEM

This stone will tell to coming years of joy and tears,
How these dear lads forsaking all,
Obeyed the call. Bright-eyed and light of heart they went
Eager, intent,
And mothers wept unseen the while
They sought to smile

In the first blush of joyous Youth
When life forsooth
Was sweet, oh! passing sweet, they fell,
Yet all is well

Oh! Aching hearts, rest, rest in peace,
In glad release
Your dear ones live beyond the sun,
The victory won
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This photo was taken 1994, the lettering was in much better condition.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Scott Reply with quote

WW1
SCOTS GUARDS
Pte. W. Scott

(The Scotsman 9th February 1915)
"Intimation of the death in action of Private William Scott, of the Scots Guards, has been received by his widow, who resides at Methven, Perthshire. His last letter was dated 12th December, and the formal intimation states that he was killed on 18th December. He had served in the South African Campaign, and had completed 12 years in the reserve. A brother of the deceased soldier was killed in action on November last, and two others are now serving in Kitchener's Army."

(Glasgow Herald 8th of Feb 1915)
"News has been received in Crieff of the death of Private William Scott, of the Scots Guards, who formerly resided at Methven, Perthshire. He had served in the South African campaign, and had completed 12 years in the reserve. A brother was killed in action in September last, and two others are now serving in Kitchener's Army."

There are no other men called Scott on the memorial. So perhaps his brother is on another memorial

CWGC
SCOTT, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 3298
Date of Death: 18/12/1914
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 1.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late David and Mary Cumming Scott; husband of Margaret Derrick Scott, of Main St., Methven, Perthshire.

SNWM
Surname: SCOTT
Firstname: William
Service Number: 3298
Date Death: 18/12/1914
Place of birth: Crieff
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Kiwis" - from http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/locations.aspx?OriginalID=11567&Ordinal=1&c_surname_search=northam&c_firstname_search=r


Full Name George Scott Campbell .

Rank Last Held Private

Forename(s) George Scott

Surname Campbell

War World War I, 1914-1918

Serial No. 6/946

Gender Male

First Known Rank Private

Next of Kin John Campbell, Perthshire, Scotland

Marital Status Single

Enlistment Address 71 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Military District Canterbury

Body on Embarkation Main Body

Embarkation Unit Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Embarkation Date 16 October 1914

Place of Embarkation Lyttelton, New Zealand

Transport HMNZT 4
HMNZT 11


Vessel Tahiti or Athenic

Destination Suez, Egypt

Nominal Roll Number Vol1

Page on Nominal Roll 107

Campaigns Gallipoli

Last Unit Served Canterbury Infantry Battalion, A Company

Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey

Date of Death 3 May 1915

Age at Death 32

Year of Death 1915

Cause of Death Killed in action

Memorial Name Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey

Memorial Reference 74

Biographical Notes George Scott Campbell was the son of John and Jessie S. Campbell.

Archives NZ source Military personnel file

Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919


Full Name Robert Rowan Northam .

Rank Last Held Private

Forename(s) Robert Rowan

Surname Northam

War World War I, 1914-1918

Serial No. 8/3724

Gender Male

Place of Birth Australia .

First Known Rank Private

Occupation before Enlistment Bushman

Next of Kin Miss M. Northam (sister), Rosebank, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Embarkation Unit 9th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company

Embarkation Date 8 January 1916

Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand

Transport HMNZT 37

Vessel Maunganui

Destination Suez, Egypt

Nominal Roll Footnotes Born in Australia.

Nominal Roll Number 21

Page on Nominal Roll 31

Campaigns Western Front

Last Unit Served Otago Infantry Regiment

Place of Death Le Quesnoy, France

Date of Death 5 November 1918

Year of Death 1918

Cause of Death Killed in action

Cemetery Name Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery, Nord, France

Grave Reference C. 1.

Archives NZ source Military personnel file

Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:10 am    Post subject: Terence Maley GH Reply with quote

Terence Maley Private 42604 6th/7th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Methven, Perth e Perth Age 20 Died of Accidental Injuries Hainaut, Belgium 09/02/1919 Son of the late Michael and Mary Maley, of Methven, Perthshire. 1901 Census: Buchanty Road, Perth. Fa Occ: General Labourer. Short Service: 39 Pages: 26 Victoria Street, Perth. Occ: App Grocer. In accident aboard train fire. Soldiers Effects: Sis: Helen Boyle. 146 High St; Perth. Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery Plot X Row B Grave 38 Methven & St John's RC Church Perth
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:16 am    Post subject: Joseph Mailey GH Reply with quote

Joseph Mailey Pte S/43872 6th Gordon Highlanders b Methven,Perthshire e Perth Killed in Action F&F 21/08/1918 Soldiers Effects: Annie. Anzin-St Aubin British Cemetery Fr 0266 Plot III Row E Grave 13 Methven
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Robert Paterson Pte S/41492 7th Gordon Highlanders b Errol, Perthshire e Perth Killed in Action F&F 30/07/1918 Soldiers Effects: Wid: Jane. Soissons Memorial M. R. 18
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William Smith Pte 266576 6th Gordon Highlanders e Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 23/04/1917 Soldiers Effects: Fa: William. Fampoux British Cemetery Fr 0544 Row B Grave 38 AJ 26-05-17: P4: Lumsden. Methven & Methven UP Church
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two brothers from each end of WW2.


HOGG, GEORGE DONALD
Rank:Driver
Service No:T/87735
Date of Death:19/05/1940
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Grave Reference:C. 71.
Cemetery:DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, HAUTOT-SUR-MER
Additional Information:Son of William and Catherine Hogg, of Almondbank, Perthshire, Scotland. His brother, Malcolm MacDonald Hogg, also died on service.

HOGG, MALCOLM McDONALD
Rank:Private
Service No:14442595
Date of Death:29/03/1945
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Seaforth Highlanders 5th Bn.
Grave Reference:61. G. 8.
Cemetery:REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of William and Catherine Hogg, of Almondbank, Perthshire. His brother George Donald also died on service.
Originally buried at Dinxperlo, re-interred in April 1947.

14 men of the 5th Seaforths were killed that day.
See http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1898
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on the Memorial.

WEST, George

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots, 12th Battalion
No. 12306
Date of Death: 25th September 1915
Age: 20
Commemorated: Loos Memorial
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Margaret West. Burnside, Buchlyvie

SNWM:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), 12th Battalion
No. 12306
Place of Birth: Methven, Perthshire
Date of Death: 25th September 1915
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

SDGW:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), 12th Battalion
No. 12306
Place of Birth: Methven, Perthshire
Place of Residence: Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire
Place of Enlistment: Kelso, Roxburghshire
Date of Death: 25th September 1915
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

MIC: George West, Private, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion. Died
Medal Entitlement: 1915 Star, British War & Victory and Medals.

Soldiers’ Effects: George West, Private, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion, No. 12306.
Death presumed on or since 25th September 1915. Father Robert West

Commemorated: Buchlyvie Civic Memorial

(Possible) 1901 Census, Living at Glencairn Foresters House, Dron, Perthshire
Father Robert West, age 35, Forester, born Lawton, Perthshire
Mother Margaret West, age 40, born Glenisla, Forfarshire
Children: Annie West, age 8, Scholar, born Kettins, Forfarshire
George West, age 6, Scholar, born Methven, Perthshire
Alice West, age 4, born Dron, Perthshire
Margaret West, age 1, born Dron, Perthshire
Aunt Mary Hood, age 34, born Newtyle, Forfarshire

1915 – 16 Valuation Roll (Kippen Parish)
House, Buchlyvie.
Proprietor: David Duff & Son Ltd., Jewellers, 12 Gordon Street, Glasgow
Tenant/Occupier: Robert West, Shepherd.

Stirling Observer, 3rd June 1916. 'Missing Buchlyvie Soldier'
The British Red Cross Society intimate to Mr. R. West, Burnside Terrace, Buchlyvie, in connection with his son, G. West, Royal Scots, who has been missing since the battle of Loos in September 1915, that they have word through a soldier in the same regiment and the same company that Private West was hit by a rifle bullet between the first and second line German trenches and the string probability is that he perished from his wounds.
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