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The Parish of Blairdaff War Memorial

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: The Parish of Blairdaff War Memorial Reply with quote

BLAIRDAFF
UKNIWM Ref: 8560

Address
PARISH CHURCH (RUINED)
BLAIRDAFF
GRAMPIAN
SCOTLAND

Type: CROSS
Denomination: CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
OS Map Ref: NJ 695 178


The memorial is in granite and placed in front of the entrance to the former Blairdaff Established Kirk and burial ground.

Blairdaff was a quod sacra parish of Chapel of Garioch, its area being the old parish of Fetternear and part of Monymusk and Oyne. This church was abandoned in favour of the nearby United Free Kirk building in recent times. There is a memorial tablet on the Free Kirk recording the names of eight men, three of whom are also recorded here.
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The names of the four WW2 casualties have been added to the base below the altered inscription.









Nurse Maggie Durno and her brothes James and Leslie are also commemorated on the war memorials at Monymusk and Kemnay
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Wee mistakes on the memorial Reply with quote

I noticed that there are errors with some of the names
Maggie Isabella Kathleen Durno Voluntary Aid Detachment born Kemnay Age 21 Died London 14/09/18 Daughter of Barbara Jane (nee Mortimer) Durno, Grant Lodge, Kemnay & the late Alexander Durno. 1901 Census: Lochshangie. B 1897. Monymusk Memorial : Grant Lodge. Died Woolwich, London. Brothers James & Leslie also died.
James Alexander Lewis Durno Pte 12191 6th Gordon Highlanders born Kemnay enlisted Inverurie Age 22 Died of Wounds F & F 13/11/16 Son of Alexander & Barbara Jane (nee Mortimer) Durno, Lochshangie, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. 1901 Census: Lochshangie. Monymusk Memorial : Grant Lodge. Brother Leslie and sister Maggie also died. Forceville Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0002 Plot III Row C Grave 18
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:41 am    Post subject: W Joss Reply with quote

William Joss Pte S/14782 6/7th Gordon Highlanders b Monymusk, Abdn 17/12/1877 e Inverurie Age 39 Died of Wounds F&F 07/10/1918 Son of George Joss & Mary Stephen. Husband of Catherine Reid Joss, of Sunnybrae, Fettermear, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. Service Returns: 118/AF 384. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux Fr 0214 Plot III Row D Grave 13 AWJ 18-10-18 P6: Blairdaff
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:18 am    Post subject: A Potts Reply with quote

Archibald Scotts Potts Pte 266913 6th Gordon Highlanders Garlieston, Wigtown Glasgow 32 Killed in Action F&F 05/03/1917 Son of William Black Potts & Isabella Scott. Soldiers Effects: Wid: Margaret Ann Smith. Married 1916 St Nicholas. Service Returns: 118/AF 363 Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 The Scotsman 23-04-17 P7: Blairdaff & Inverurie
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:21 am    Post subject: A Troup Reply with quote

Albert Troup Pte 2452 5th Gordon Highlanders b Lumphanan e Ellon Age 19 Died of Wounds F & F 30/07/1916 Only son of Mr John & Mrs Elizabeth Farquharson Troup, Blairdaff, Kemnay. 1901 Census Lumphanan: 220/4/8: Roadside Cottages: Father's Occ: Gen Lab. Roll of Honour. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C ADJ 13-09-16 RoH EE 25-09-16 P2: Photo City & Blairdaff
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject: D Grainger Reply with quote

Douglas Robert GraingerPte 25273 1st Highland Light Infantry b Aberdeen e Aberdeen Age 28 Killed in Action Mesopotamia 25/10/1918 Son of the late Robert & Jane (nee Henderson) Grainger, Aberdeen. M St Machar 25 May 1883. Father's Occ: Clerk. 42 Summer St; Husband of Helen Robertson Grainger, 79 High St; Inverurie. Married 1916 St Nicholas. Basra Memorial, Iraq M. R. 38 Panel 35 to 64 ADJ 14-12-18 P4 The Scotsman 14-12-18 P10: Blairdaff & Inverurie
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:28 am    Post subject: A Keilloh Reply with quote

Alexander McPhee Keilloh Pte 2241 5th Gordon Highlanders b New Aberdour e Peterhead Age 23 Killed in Action F & F 13/11/1916 Son of James Sinclair Keilloh & Annie (nee MacPhee) Keilloh, 96 Water St; Strichen. 1901 Census: Gairnieston Cottage, King Edward. Buchan Observer: 1914: Auchterless (Recruits). Soldiers Effects: Mo: Annie. The War Book of Turriff & 12 Miles Round : Page 273 : Occ Farm Servant. Buchan Observer: 1914: Auchterless. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1490 Special Memorial B 6 ADJ 02-12-16 Dis Cas Auchterless & Blairdaff
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:51 am    Post subject: R Reid Reply with quote

Robert Reid Pte 202739 6th Gordon Highlanders b Monymusk e Kirriemuir Age 33 Died Germany 26/07/1918 Son of Margaret Reid, Paradise Cottages, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire & the late Alexander Reid. 1891 Census: Stoneyfield, Monymusk. B 1886. Soissons Memorial M. R. 18 Panel 31 Aberdeen Weekly Journal 07-03-19 Page 5: Photo Blairdaff & Kemnay
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: A Wilson Reply with quote

Annie Wilson Sister Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing b Monymusk 28/08/1891 Age 27 Died Leith 05/11/1918 3rd Daughter of Mrs. Annie (nee Herd) Wilson, of Delab, Monymusk. & the late William Wilson. 1901 Census: Auchravie Farm, Monymusk. Memorial: Delab. Monymusk Parish Churchyard U. K. Monymusk 1131 EE 07-11-18 Page 2: RoH EE 08-11-18 Page 2 RoH Blairdaff & Monymusk
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:15 am    Post subject: Major F R Gregson Reply with quote

Francis Robert Gregson Major City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) b Monymusk Age 62 Died of Wounds F & F 15/05/1917 Husband of Helen Gregson, 5 Lowndes Street, Belgrave Square, London. Attd 4th Australian Div. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport Fr 0013 Plot IV Row A Grave 02 EE 18-05-17 Page 3: Died of Wounds Blairdaff & Kemnay
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John Milne L/sjt 10590 6th Gordon Highlanders b Kintore e Huntly Killed in Action F & F 13/03/1915 Soldiers Effects: Wid: Minnie. Married 1914 St Nicholas. Minnie Cowie. Occ: Employed with Adam Chree, Tailor. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 - 41 AWJ 26-03-15 Page 2 ADJ 13-04-15 P3 Blairdaff & Huntly
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Robert Walker L/sjt S/43418 MM 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Inverurie e Banchory Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 26/10/1917 Son of Robert & Maggie Stewart Walker, Braeside, Pittodrie, Pitcaple, Aberdeenshire. 1901 Census: 133 North St; Inverurie. Age 8. Also Whitecross, Pitcaple. Soldiers Effects: Fa: Robert. Sis: Jessie. Maggie. Bro: George. William. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 135 to 136 The Scotsman 23-07-17 P7: Pitcaple. ADJ 04-12-17 P5 The Scotsman 04-12-17 P7: Pitcaple. The Scotsman 23-07-17 P7: Pitcaple. ADJ 20-11-17 P5: Wounded 2nd time. Blairdaff & Chapel of Garioch & Inverurie
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: H D Smith Reply with quote

Henry Downie Smith Stoker 1st Class VR/4908 H.M.C.S. Niobe b Monymusk 02/03/1891 Age 27 Died Canada 27/04/1918 Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve. 1901 Census: Father John Robert Smith Mother Jane Smith, Hillfold, Monymusk. B 1891. Memorial: Pitfichie. Died Quebec. The Quebec Memorial, Pointe Claire Field of Honour Blairdaff & Monymusk
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Francis Ross Donald Pte 202215 1st Gordon Highlanders b Echt 21 Apr 1880 e Aberdeen Age 37 Killed in Action F & F 29/03/1918 Husband of Helen Chrystal. 1901 Census: Inverurie. Occ: Was gamekeeper with Misses Duguid, Manar, Inverurie. Service Returns: 117/AF 104. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 EE 18-04-18 Page 2 RoH
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Leslie Norman Mortimer Durno Pte S/21717 4th Seaforth Highlanders b Kemnay e Aberdeen Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 20/07/1918 Son of Barbara Jane (nee Mortimer) Durno, Grant Lodge, Kemnay & the late Alexander Durno. 1901 Census: Leschangie. Monymusk Memorial : Grant Lodge. Formerly 2632 TR. Soldiers Will 3 Pages. Soissons Memorial M. R. 18 Blairdaff & Kemnay & Monymusk & Udny Green
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