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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Tomatin (Strathdearn) (T) Reply with quote

Strathdearn War Memorial
Location: Off the road, in a field, surrounded by trees and a fence, just south of the village of Tomatin
OS Ref: NH 8042 2813


Tomatin - Inverness District
The Tomatin (Strathdearn) war memorial is a rustic grey granit obelik set on a cairn constructed of local stone. The names of the dead are listed on grey granit tablets set into the face of the cairn although the third tablet is a later addition and is a little confusing as it is headed 1939-1945 and this only appears to refer to the one name immediately below, Trooper Grieves, while the rest of the names are of men killed in other conflicts. The memorial stands on a low hill in a stand of conifer trees.
I'd be interested to know what the Guides (FE) stands for against the name of Patrick Grant, Malaya...is it Field Engineers?



WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Asher G. Cameron Highlanders Private
Cameron A. Machine Gun Corps Private
Cameron D. Cameron Highlanders Private
Campbell A. Cameron Highlanders Private
Fraser H. Cameron Highlanders Sergeant Military Medal
Fraser Ian C. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Second Lieutenant
Fraser J. Cameron Highlanders Sergeant
Fraser W. Cameron Highlanders Private
Grant D. Cameron Highlanders Private
Grant J. Royal Army Service Corps Private
Innes D. Lovat Scouts Trooper
Kennedy A.H. Cameron Highlanders Private
MacDonald N. Cameron Highlanders Private
MacDougall D. Lovat Scouts Trooper
MacGillivray D. Cameron Highlanders Private
MacKenzie A. Kings Own Scottish Borderers Corporal
MacKenzie J.A. Seaforth Highlanders Lance Corporal
MacKenzie W. Royal Scots Private
MacKintosh Alastair H. Cameron Highlanders Captain
MacKintosh Angus Royal Horse Guards Captain
MacKintosh E.J. London Regiment Private
MacLeay D. Cameron Highlanders Private
MacLennan J. Cameron Highlanders Corporal
MacPherson W. Cameronians Lance Corporal
Reat D. Lovat Scouts Trooper
Robertson A. Seaforth Highlanders Private
Ross W. Machine Gun Corps Private
Rowlinson T.W. Highland Light Infantry Private
Tulloch A. Cameron Highlanders Private
Watson A. Royal Garrison Artillery Highland Mountain Battallion Bombadier


WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Buchan George B. Royal Air Force Sergeant
Elliott Edward I.C. Royal Scots Captain
Grieves James Lovat Scouts Trooper
MacKenzie Donald Royal Army Service Corps Corporal
MacKintosh William L. Seaforth Highlanders Captain
Watson Cecil J. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Sergeant
Grieves James Lovat Scouts Trooper


Waziristan:
Grant Patrick Guides (FF) Lieutenant Colonel Killed 1937


Malaya:
Hoare John N.R. Black Watch Captain M.C. Killed 1949


Korea:
Grant P. Angus Seaforth Highlanders Lieutenant Killed 1951

[Mod Edit Adam: Added location at start of this entry]


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

It will be Guides (FF) for Frontier Force and it is the campaign above he is commemorated for, Waziristan 1937.

The unit is the 5th Bn (Guides), 12th Frontier Force Regt (but was actually the senior battalion of the 12th FFR)

Apart from Wishaw I don't think I've seen inter war campaigns commemorated on another memorial. The post war campaigns are not always listed either.

I wonder if this last plaque was added fairly recently by the local RBL?

Thanks for posting this interesting memorial.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the two post war men's details from SNWM and AMF databases:

HOARE, John Nigel Rolls
Service number 268167
Date of death 12/11/1949
Decoration M.C.
Place of birth Wolverhampton
Other Attached 1st Bn.,The Seaforth Highlanders.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT)
Rank Lieut
Theatre of death Malaya

HOARE,John Nigel Rolls
Rank Lt
Service Number 268167
Regiment/Corps BLACK WATCH
Decorations MC
Place of Birth/Home Town Wolverhampton
Date of Birth 7 July 1923
Age 26
Date of Death 12 November 1949
Cemetery Name Kranji Military Cemetery
Cemetery Address Singapore
Grave Number ASHES



GRANT, Patrick Angus
Service number 370102
Date of death 09/09/1951
Decoration
Place of birth Aldershot
Other Attached 1st Bn.The King's Own Scottish Borderers.
SNWM roll SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS (ROSS-SHIRE BUFFS, THE DUKE OF ALBANY'S)
Rank Lieut
Theatre of death Korea

GRANT, Patrick Angus
Rank Lt
Service Number 370102
Regiment/Corps SEAFORTH
Place of Birth/Home Town Aldershot
Date of Birth 8 August 1927
Age 24
Date of Death 9 September 1951
Cemetery Name UN Memorial
Cemetery Address Pusan
PUSAN
Grave 24.10.1804


Note that Lt Hoare is listed as Black Watch but was attached to 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders and Lt Grant is
listed as Seaforth Highlanders but was attached to the K.O.S.B.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Tomatin (Strathdearn) Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Waziristan:
Grant Patrick Guides (FF) Lieutenant Colonel Killed 1937

Korea:
Grant P. Angus Seaforth Highlanders Lieutenant Killed 1951


I've just noticed that these two officers are both called Patrick Grant. I wonder if they are related?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject: Alexander Watson RGA Reply with quote

Alexander Watson Bmdr 300046 4th Royal Garrison Artillery b Moy Tomatin, Inverness. e Loch Carron Age 32 Died of Pneumonia Balkans 13/10/1918 Son of Donald Watson & the late Isabella McDonald Watson, 82 Salisbury Pl; Aberdeen. (Highland) Mountain Bty Amm Col. Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece G 05 Plot V Row G Grave 11 ADJ28-02-19 P3: Tomatin
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