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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Moffat Academy WW1 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:26 am    Post subject: Teacher - Lt R D High Reply with quote

Robert Donald High Lt 4th Gordon Highlanders b Monymusk 20/10/1880 Age 38 Killed in Action F & F 22/03/1918 Son of James High, Monymusk. 1881 Census: West Auchravie. 1891 Census: Hill of Balvack: Ferniebank Croft. 1901 Census: 55 Orchard Street, Aberdeen: Art Student. City Roll of Honour : Ladykirk, Berwick. Educated Robert Gordons. Officers Book page 242. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 82 : photo. Aberdeen University Book of Remembrance. Monymusk MI Entry 58. Son of James High & Jessie Bain. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 Column 22. Aberdeen Journal 08-01-19 Page 1 Aberdeen Weekly Journal 27-06-19 Page 6 City Ladykirk & Ladykirk Parish Church
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GROSSART, R. - LT.

Robert Dykes Grossart age 25 Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.
Robert was educated at Moffat Academy and at Glasgow University where from 1912 he studied engineering. He had a life long interest in aeroplanes and had constructed his own monoplane at his home in Beattock in 1910 when he was 18. He interrupted his studies to enlist as a Private in the Cameronians in August 1914. He was selected for officer training and was commissioned in the King's (Liverpool Regiment) in May 1915. He spent a year with 15th Reserve Battalion before he was transferred to the 18th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment and went with them to France in June 1916. After three months at the front he was posted to Oxford to train as a pilot and then to Catterick Bridge in Yorkshire where he qualified in December 1916. He was based at Beverley in Yorkshire when his aircraft nose-dived into the ground and he was killed.
Born 1892 at Corriehill in Hutton and Corrie, Dumfriesshire. Son of Robert Fraser Grossart and Wilhelmina (Gibson) Grossart of Milton, Beattock, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Active Service on 9 February 1917 and buried in Kirkpatrick Juxta Parish Churchyard, Beattock. (CWG)
Also named on the Kirkpatrick Juxta Parish War Memorial, on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TEACHER
ANDERSON, J.P. 2ND LT.

Named on the Langholm War Memorial as:
2/Lt. J.P. ANDERSON, SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS.
James Parker Anderson age 34 Second Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders.
James was educated in Langholm before he studied at Edinburgh University where he graduated M.A. in 1908. After attending the Edinburgh Provincial Teacher Training Centre at Moray House he became an assistant teacher at Moffat, Dumfriesshire but by July 1913 he was a teacher at the Nicolson Institution in Stornoway, Lewis in the Western Isles and he and his wife Mary and family were living in Glen House in Stornoway when he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Seaforth Highlanders from an Officer Cadet Unit on 18 December 1917. James was serving with the 4th (Reserve) Battalion at Glencorse Barracks in Edinburgh when he became ill in the late summer of 1918 and he died of lymphadenoma and heart failure in the Military Hospital in Edinburgh Castle.
Born 1884 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Mary (Parker) Anderson and of William Anderson, and step-son of Margaret (Silver) Anderson of Newcastleton, Roxburghshire.
In 1901 James was at school in Langholm and was living with his grandparents, James and Agnes Anderson at 39 Eskdaill Street, Langholm.
Husband of Mary Glen (Alexander) Anderson of Perth, of the Schoolhouse, Balquhidder, and of Queen Street, Perth who he married in 1913 in Perth.
Died on Service on 26 December 1918 and buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery, Perthshire.
Also named on the Edinburgh University Roll of Service, the Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre memorial and on the Nicolson Institute memorial.
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