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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that this is the soldier named as Edwin Dorward on the memorial, he is recorded as Edward on the SNWM.

DORWARD, Edward Private 18032 5th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers
Born: Brechin, Forfar Resided: Brechin Enlisted: Birmingham.
*Age: 32 Date of Death: 16/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
*Family Notes: Son of, Mr. Charles Dorward, Albert Place, Brechin, Forfarshire.

Mr. Charles Dorward, Albert Place, Brechin, has been notified by the War Office that his son, Private Edwin Dorward, of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, had been killed in action at the Dardanelles, He was 32 years of age, and was latterly employed in Glasgow.
The Belfast Evening Telegraph, 29 September 1915.
Grave/Memorial: Panel 178 to 180. Helles Memorial.

Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume II, Page 380.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Brechin Advertiser:

http://www.brechinadvertiser.co.uk/community/down-memory-lane/delving_back_in_time_1_459882

Edition of January 22, 1918...

Mr Jas. Duthie, Cookston Croft, received intimation that his sixth son, Pte. George Duthie, of the Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action on December 29. He was only 19 years of age.

Pte. Bert Hay, of the King’s Royal Rifles, the youngest son of Mr C. Hay, Kirktown, St Cyrus, died of wounds on January 5. He was 22 years of age, and previous to enlistment was employed as a baker.

Pte. Alex Middleton, of the New Zealanders who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr John Middleton, Gardyne Street, Friockheim, and was 26 years of age.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good info Adam.

There's two Hay's on the St Cyrus memorial, one being a Ro'bert'.
Middleton is on the Friockheim memorial also.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Casualties from Montrose Street, a huge amount given the size of the city;

ADAM, JAMES. Private. 5th Black Watch. Died of wounds, March 13th, 1915. Montrose Street.
ADAMS, DUNBAR. Private. 14th Canadian Infantry. Killed, July 13th, 1916. Montrose Street.
BENNET, DAVID. Private. Black Watch. Died in Mesopotamia, 21st September, 1916. Montrose Street.
BIRNIE, ALEXANDER. Private. Royal Scots. Killed, 14th July, 1916. Montrose Street.
BLACK, WILLIAM. Corporal. Black Watch. Wounded & missing, October, 1916, afterwards reported died of wounds a prisoner in the enemy's hands. Montrose Street.
BUICK, DAVID. Private. Black Watch. Died in Mesopotamia, 11th January, 1918. Montrose Street.
CAMPBELL, ROBERT. Private. 9th Black Watch. Killed, 25th September, 1915. 231 Montrose Street.
CARGARY, EDWARD Corporal. Black Watch. Killed, March, 1918. 113 Montrose Street.
CHRISTIE, WILLIAM Private. 1st Black Watch. Killed, 9th May, 1915. Montrose Street.
COBB, JAMES Private. Black Watch. Killed, 27th September, 1917. 233 Montrose Street.
CRAIK, JOSEPH R. Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed at Salonica, 9th may, 1917. 72 Montrose Street.
CROCKET, JOHN. Private. South African Infantry. Killed, 26th September, 1917. 52 Montrose Street.
DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER. Private. Highland Cyclist Battalion. Died in hospital, 28th August, 1915. Montrose Street.
DUNCAN, CHARLES. BLACK WATCH Private. Black Watch (M.G.C.) Killed, September, 1917. Montrose Street.
DUTHIE, HARRY. Private. Black Watch. Died of wounds, 25th August, 1917. 136 Montrose Street.
FARQUHAR, DAVID. Private. Black Watch. Killed, 13th November, 1916. 171 Montrose Street.
FORBES, FRANK A. Private. R.A.M.C. Died of wounds, 26th September, 1917. 34 Montrose Street.
GLEN, ARCHIE. Private. Black Watch. Died of wounds, 16th October, 1916. Montrose Street.
GRANT, WILLIAM F. Private. Royal Scots. Killed, 22nd October, 1916 145 Montrose Street.
GUILD, ANDREW. Private. Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds, 22nd April, 1918. 180 Montrose Street.
HENDRIE, ANDREW. Private. Gordon Highlanders. Killed, 23rd April, 1917. 211 Montrose Street.
JAFFREY, JOHN. Private. Black Watch. Killed, 22nd October, 1918. 249 Montrose Street.
JONES, GEORGE R. Private. Black Watch. Died of wounds, 2nd April, 1917. Montrose Street.
KEAN, JAMES S. A.M. Royal Air Force. Killed, March, 1918. Montrose Street.
LONGMUIR, JOHN. Private. Black Watch. Killed, 3rd May, 1917. 50 Montrose Street.
LOWE, DAVID. Private. Black Watch. Died of wounds, 17th November, 1916. Montrose Street.
MCGEE, JAMES. Private. Royal Scots. Killed, 23rd April, 1917. 220 Montrose Street.
MCGREGOR, JOHN. Private. Black Watch. Died of wounds, 30th December, 1916. 18 Montrose Street.
MCLAREN, DAVID. Private. Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 31 Montrose Street.
MCLENNAN, JAMES. Corporal. 8th Black Watch. Killed, 14th July, 1916. Montrose Street.
MCLEOD, DAVID R. Engineer. Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned when mine-sweeper 'Briton' was lost, 21st July, 1915. Montrose Street.
MILNE, DAVID. Private. Scottish Horse (Att. Black Watch) Killed, 29th March, 1917. 40 Montrose Street.
MILNE, JAMES. (BLACK WATCH) Private. Black Watch. Killed, 14th October, 1916. 92 Montrose Street.
MITCHELL, GEORGE. Private. 6th Cameron Highlanders. Killed, 23rd July, 1918. 194 Montrose Street.
PYOTT, JAMES. Sergeant. Black Watch. Died of wounds, 15th November, 1916. 113 Montrose Street.
REID, FERGUS. Lance-Corporal. 5th Black Watch. Killed, 14th March, 1915. Montrose Street.
RITCHIE, JAMES. Lance-Corporal. Black Watch. Killed, 25th September, 1915. Montrose Street.
ROBERTSON, JAMES E. Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed, 5th October, 1917. Montrose Street.
SCOTT, FRED. Private. 5th Black Watch. Killed, 1st March, 1915. Montrose Street.
SMITH, JAMES. Private. Black Watch.Died of wounds, 2nd September, 1918. Died of wounds, 2nd September, 1918. 130 Montrose Street.
THOMSON, ALFRED. Private. 3/5th Black Watch. Died in hospital, January 24th, 1916. 209 Montrose Street.
WALKER, WILLIAM W. Gunner. Tank Corps. Killed, 20th November, 1917. 88 Montrose Street.
WATSON, JOHN. Private. Canadian Scottish (M.G.S.) Killed, 28th September, 1916. 152 Montrose Street.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRECHIN SOLDIER KILLED
Private David Ramsay Davis, of the Seaforth Highlanders has been killed in action in the Middle East. He was the second son of Mr and Mrs Davis, 25 Church Street, Brechin.

He served his apprenticeship as a draper with the late Mr J. C. Robertson, Swan Street, Brechin, was later employed with Messrs Lawson Ltd., Dundee, and latterly had a situation as foreman salesman with a London firm. He volunteered shortly after the outbreak of war.
Evening Telegraph 11 February 1943
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my uncle's father, captured by the Japanese and lost at sea when the prison ship he was on was sunk by the Americans...

CWGC record

MOUG, STANLEY SMITH

Rank:Gunner
Service No:1784627
Date of Death:24/06/1944
Age:39
Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery
95 Bty., 48 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Panel Reference:Column 26.
Memorial:SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Robert and Jane Moug; husband of Helen Moug, of Brechin, Angus.

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Surname MOUG
Firstname Stanley S
Service number 1784627
Date of death 20/06/1944
Place of birth Kincardineshire
SNWM roll ROYAL ARTILLERY
Rank Gnr
Theatre of death Netherlands East Indies
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: USS Pampanito Reply with quote

Was it the same one as Alistair Urquhart mentions in his book?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know Anne. Was at Mr Urquhart's talk with DelBoy and have the book but confess I haven't had time to read it yet. Will check
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:24 am    Post subject: Re: USS Pampanito Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
Was it the same one as Alistair Urquhart mentions in his book?


No. Ralph's relation died as a result of the sinking of the Tomahoku Maru. Alistair was on the Kachidoki Maru.

Part of a convoy sailing towards Japan with 772 Australian, British and American prisoners of war on board. With the lights of Japan in sight, one of the ships in the convoy, exploded after being torpedoed by the US submarine USS Tang. Nearby, the Tamahoko Maru was almost blown apart and water poured in through a gaping hole in her side. On top of the main hatch cover 80 men were sleeping. Not one of them survived. As the Tamahoko (6,780 tons) settled in the water, hundreds of prisoners jumped into the sea and soon a Japanese whale-chaser appeared and started picking up survivors. The final count was that 560 POWs had died. Of the 267 Australians on board only 72 survived. Fifteen US soldiers and sailors were killed as well as thirteen merchant seamen rescued from the sunk freighter American Leader. Next day, 212 survivors of the Tamahoko Maru were brought into the harbour at Nagasaki to spend the rest of the war in the POW camp, Fukuoka 13.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Unveiling Report Reply with quote

(The Scotsman 24th December 1923)
"Brechin War Memorial was unveiled yesterday in the public park by the Countess of Dalhousie. The memorial bears the name of 299 men of Brechin and the immediate district who fell in the Great War. Of these, 115 were in the local regiment the Black Watch. The ceremony was largely attended."

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Designer was J.Kinross.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:50 am    Post subject: Pte. Tom Irvine Reply with quote

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Tom Irvine

(Glasgow Herald 15th June 1915)
"Private Tom Irving, D Company, 5th Black Watch (T.), died from wounds in the military hospital, Endell Street, London. He resided in Brechin. Irving was 28 years of age, and was well known in football circles, being a prominent player for Brechin City."

CWGC
IRVINE, T
Rank: Private
Service No: 573
Date of Death: 12/06/1915
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: G. 311.
Cemetery: BRECHIN CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: IRVINE
Forename: Thomas
Rank: Pte
Service number: 573
Place of birth: Brechin Forfarshire
Date of death: 12 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail: 5th Bn.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:16 pm    Post subject: WW1 - TAYLOR, ALEXANDER. Captain. Royal Scots. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 30th. April, 1917. "Deaths on Service. TAYLOR.- Killed in action on 21st. April. Alexander Taylor, Captain, Royal Scots, aged 45, Sheriff-substitute of Forfarshire, of Rosehill, Brechin, son of the late James Taylor, Carrickfergus."

CWGC - TAYLOR, A.
Rank: Captain.
Date of Death: 21/04/1917. Age: 45. (Killed in action at the Battle of Arras.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. B. 27.
Cemetery: LEVEL CROSSING CEMETERY, FAMPOUX
Additional Information: Son of the late James Taylor and Helen Stewart Taylor; husband of Rhoda Macintyre White (formerly Taylor), of "Highlands," Taunton, Somerset.
Born at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. M.A., LL.B. and Sheriff-Substitute of Forfar.


SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Other detail 9th (Highlanders) Bn. (T.).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:31 pm    Post subject: Norman Smith Pte GH Reply with quote

Norman Arthur K. Smith Pte 3949 7th Gordon Highlanders b Alyth, Perthshire e Forfar Age 23 Killed in Action F&F 13/11/1916 Son of Mr A Smith, Barrelwell, Brechin. Brechin Roll of Honour. Brechin Gordon Killed: Eldest son of A Smith, Barrelwell, Brechin. Occ: Employed at Newton of Inshewan, Kirriemuir. Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1490 Row B Grave 80 Dundee Courier 15-12-16 Page 4 : Photo Brechin Colliston & Fern
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Fergus Findlay Reid L/cpl 406 5th Black Watch b Banchory Ternan 01/01/1880 e Brechin Age 35 Killed in Action F & F 13/03/1915 Son of William Reid & Elizabeth Bain. B 1880. 1881 Census: Kilduthie Farm, Banchory. 1891 Census: Hatton Spg Mill House, Kinnell. 1901 Census: Montrose Rd East Toll House, Brechin. Husband of Ann Stewart. M 01-02-1907 Brechin. Service Returns: 122/AF 176. Montrose St. Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie Fr 0706 Plot III Row I Grave 17
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