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Royal Four Towns (Hightae Village)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Royal Four Towns (Hightae Village) Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44153

In the centre of Hightae Village at OS Map Ref: NY 093 789

An odd shaped memorial imagine it on a soviet launch pad and you will see what I mean (!). The Royal Four Towns are Hightae (where the memorial is situated), Greenhill, Heck and Smallholm.

The relief carving is very difficult to read. If I had to guess, I would say that the same man who carved Balmaghie carved the Great War panel on this memorial. I have done my best to transcribe the details from the high res original.

Transcription of the Great War panel is:

TO THE GLORY
OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY
OF THE MEN
OF THE
ROYAL FOUR TOWNS
WHO SERVED
IN THE GREAT WAR

THE FALLEN HEROES
D. CAMERON KOSB
M. C. DAVIDSON KOSB
R. HAUGH GORDONS
J. H. HENDERSON SEAFORTHS
D. I. HENDERSON KOSB
W. I. KERR SR
R. O. LITTLE SEAFORTHS
O. McLEAN SG
M. RICHARDSON KOSB
R. E. SHEARER RAF
T. SMITH SR
C. THOMSON HLI
J. WILSON CAMERONS
C. WRIGHT RFA



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R. E. SHEARER RAF.

Named on the Lockerbie War Memorial as:

PTE. RICHARD SHEARER, ROYAL AIR FORCE.

Richard Ewart Shearer age 19 Air Mechanic 2nd Class (55892) Clearing Depot (Farnborough) Royal Flying Corps.
Richard died in the Military Hospital in Ayr.
Born 1897 in Moniaive, Glencairn, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Nicholas Hyslop (Corbet) Shearer and of David Shearer of Hightae, Lockerbie. Stepson of Harriet (Brown) Shearer.
Died on Service 17 February 1917.
Commonwealth War Grave Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M. G. DAVIDSON KOSB.

Named on the Lochmaben War Memorial as:
Pte. M.G. DAVIDSON, K.O.S.B.
Matthew Geddes Davidson age 31 Private (25040) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Matthew had been a joiner in Hightae for 13 years when he enlisted. Posted initially to the 7th/8th KOSB in France in September 1916, he was for a while attached to the Royal Engineers before he joined the 1st KOSB.
Born 1886 in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Andrew Davidson and of Janet (Geddes) Davidson of Moss, Hightae. Husband of Agnes Garthwaite (Bryden) Davidson of Knowhead, Hightae who he married in 1912 in Lochmaben.
Missing in Action on 3 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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