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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:11 am    Post subject: WOODSIDE PARISH CHURCH Reply with quote

WOODSIDE LOSSES IN THE WAR. CHURCH MEMORIAL UNVEILED. A memorial tablet to the men belonging to Woodside Parish Church who laid down their Lives in the war was unveiled yesterday forenoon, and the special service which was held was attended very large congregation. The tablet, which of black granite, and is inscribed with the names of 86 men belonging the church who fell, has been placed on the wall of the porch facing the entrance to the building. The Rev. Bruce M'Ewan, D.PhiL, Oldmachar Cathedral preached from the text, 11. Samuel, 1, 19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places." Amid all the rejoicing that had celebrated the end of the war and the conclusion of peace it was right, sad, to lament their slain There was no dirge more sad than that of the pipers playing " The Flowers of the Forest" over a Scottish soldier's grave, just because in war, as it was in the days of Flodden Field, it was the young, the light-hearted, the cheery, and the brave that were lost. It was the beauty of Israel that was slain. Who counted the cost when the war began, and how many had oounted it even dead, and man more crippled and wounded. hat it meant was this, that out of the years of this country there were four solid years gone, and all the blitheness them laid low. That memorial tablet of black granite in the porch of the church was to represent not the memory the Great War, but rather the memory of someone near and deir to themselves who served in it. His Majesty the King had given them clear lead in this matter by causing, through the War Office, a memorial to be sent to every bereaved family this country, and these were now in course of distribution. No memorial in London could satisfy the widespread sorrow that this war had caused. Some of them well knew the memorials by-gone wars at the headquarters of the various regiments. This war differed from the wars of modern times; it returned to the likeness of the wars of Scotland in the days long gone by, for it called out the men of "every village and of every parish, and they all went together serve. Therefore no memorial for Scottish soldiers in Edinburgh, or any big memorial for soldiers in Aberdeen, or any record at regimental headquarters was enough. They wanted little local memorials near the homes of the lads who slept in the distant scattered graves that very few would ever visit. A memorial such as that had more than its intrinsic value to-day. It represented here and now the value of lives laid down, and that was greater than figures could reckon, and as the years went on its value would not decrease, but rather increase, for it. represented a of glorious history, and would represent that same page long after their generations had passed away. It would remind those who succeeded how great the price was that Woodside had paid in tie Great War. The tablet was afterwards unveiled the Rev. John Fairlie, minister of the parish, and M'Ewen engaged in the dedicatory prayer. At the conclusion of the service, the Dead March in " Saul" was played on the organ, and the congregation had the opnortunity of inspecting the tablet as they left the church.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:14 am    Post subject: James Aiken GH Reply with quote

James Aiken Cpl 265116 6th Gordon Highlanders b Newhills, Aberdeen e Bucksburn Age 25 Killed in Action F & F 25/03/1918 Son of Alexander Aiken & Agnes Clark. 1901 Census: 32 Auchmill Rd; Father's Occ: Railway Carter. Husband of Laura Cowie. Married 1916 Newhills. Parish of Newhills Roll of Honour. Soldiers Effects: Wid: Laura. Service Returns: 118/AF 358. Soldiers Wills 4 Pages. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 ADJ 10-04-18 Page 1 Aberdeen Weekly Journal 19-04-18 Page 3: Photo The Scotsman 06-05-18 P3: Bucksburn. Newhills & Woodside Parish Church
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:30 am    Post subject: William David Brewster GH Reply with quote

William David Brewster Pte 1044 6th Gordon Highlanders b Old Machar, Abdn e Bucksburn Age 18 Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 Son of Maggie Brewster, of 3, Tanfield Walk, Woodside, Aberdeen, and the late Alexander Brewster. 1901 Census: 14 Grandholm St; 1911 Census: 3 Tanfield Walk: Occ: Message Boy Grocer's Shop. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Maggie. Service Returns: 118/AF 329. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 EE 15-10-15 P 8 Woodside School & & Woodside Parish Church
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:35 am    Post subject: Andrew Brown GH Reply with quote

Andrew Brown L/cpl 201296 4th Gordon Highlanders b Newhills e Aberdeen Age 23 Died Germany 08/10/1918 Son of James & Isabella Brown, Granite Villa, Bucksburn. : Date 10th. Soldiers Effects: Fa: James. Service Returns: 118/AF 268 Age 22. City Roll of Honour. Conde-sure-L'Escaut Communal Cemetery Fr 1143 Row B Grave 12 ADJ 01-11-18 P4 ADJ 05-06-19 P3 City & Newhills & Woodside School & Woodside Parish Church
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David Watt Clark Pte S/17184 6th Gordon Highlanders b Belhelvie, Abdnshire e Aberdeen Age 19 Killed in Action F&F 11/04/1918 Son of David Watt Clark & Mary Strachan Mathieson. Husband of Margaret Jamieson Gill. Married Woodside 4-10-1917. Soldiers Effects: Wid: Margaret J. CWGC has David C Clark. Service Returns: 118/AF 381. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: William Cowie GH Reply with quote

Several on database but none have Woodside info.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:20 am    Post subject: William Masson Davidson GH Reply with quote

William Masson Davidson Lieutenant 5th Bn. Gordon Highlanders & Tank Corps b Tullynessle Age 28 Died of Wounds Pas de Calais, France 26/03/1918 Youngest son of George & Mary (nee Milne) Davidson, 48 Hilton Pl; Aberdeen. Will Probate Date 1-1-1919: 48 Hilton Pl; Aberdeen. To Margaret Davidson. Address 23 Gt Northern Rd; City Roll of Honour. Occ: A Law Apprentice with the late Mr George Falconer, Advocate & latterly with Alfred E Milne, Advocate. Bad-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval Fr 0103 Plot I Row C Grave 29 ADJ 11-04-18 P4 EE 03-04-18 P3 City & Woodside Parish Church
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject: George Murray Dean GH Reply with quote

George Murray Dean Lt 5th Gordon Highlanders b Forres 17/03/1884 Age 34 Killed in Action F & F 13/09/1918 Son of George Dean & Mary Murray. Husband of Peggy Ross, Leysland, Ellon. Husband of Margaret Dean, Rowan Cottage, Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Officers Book page 242. Voters 18/19 2nd Lt in Army (a) Station Rd; Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe Fr 0115 Plot IV Row E Grave 08 AJ 18-09-18 Page 1 RoH Ellon & Logie Buchan & Woodside Parish Church 2015 M photo taken.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: John Dempster GH Reply with quote

John Dempster Pte 242266 5th Gordon Highlanders b Woodside, Aberdeen 01/01/1892 e Aberdeen Age 25 Killed in Action F & F 31/07/1917 Son of Peter Mitchell Dempster & Maggie (nee Marshall) Dempster. 1901 Census: 34 Western Rd; Fa Occ: Car Driver. 1911 Census: Woodside: 52 Marquis Rd; Occ: Piecer in Wool Mill. Fa Occ: Labourer.
168/3 7/ 35. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Margaret. Bro: Joseph. Sis: Grace. Roll of Honour: Vol IV Page 45. Educated : Woodside. Occ: Employed in the Finishing Dept, Donside Paperworks, Aberdeen. Service Returns: 118/AF 303. City Roll of Honour : 68 Marquis Rd; Welsh Cemetery (Caesar's Nose), Boesinghe B 066 Plot I Row B Grave 20 EE 15-10-17 Page 2: Photo City & Woodside Parish Church
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: William James Duff GH Reply with quote

William James Duff Pte S/11930 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Woodside, Aberdeen e Aberdeen Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 13/10/1916 Eldest son of James Duff, 111 Don St; & Auchmill House, Bucksburn. 1901 Census: 24 Don St; Mo: Elizabeth. Fa Occ: Gas Fitter. Husband of Helen Donald Foote (formerly Duff), 821 Gt Northern Rd; Woodside, Aberdeen. Married 1912 Newhills. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Helen. Service Returns: 117/AF 140. City Roll of Honour: 413 Gt Northern Rd; Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Ploegsteert B 137 Plot I Row J Grave 11 ADJ 28-10-16 City & Woodside School & Woodside Parish Church
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Alexander M Duncan GH Reply with quote

Alexander M Duncan Pte S/21856 4th Gordon Highlanders b Udny e Aberdeen Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 30/08/1918 Eldest son of the late Mrs Jamieson, Station Rd; Woodside. Grandson of Robert Duncan, 623 Gt Northern Rd; Woodside. City Roll of Honour : 7 Grant St; Woodside, Aberdeen. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Anzin-St Aubin British Cemetery Fr 0266 Plot III Row E Grave 24 EE 16-09-18 Page 3: RoH City & Woodside Parish Church
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Frederick Bisset Durward Pte 1126 4th Gordon Highlanders b Woodside e Aberdeen Age 21 Died Woodside 13/07/1916 Son of William Durward. 1911 Census 168/3 3/ 21 10 Gladstone Pl; Age 16. Occ: App Compositer. Mother Christina Wid. Soldiers Pension 7 Pages. MI St Peters. In 22nd year. Occ: Compositor. B 1894. Mother Christina nee Hogg. City Roll of Honour: 10 Gladstone Pl; Woodside. St Peter's Cemetery, Aberdeen. EE 15-07-16 P2 ADJ 17-07-16 P4 City & Woodside School & Woodside Parish Church
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John Ferries Pte S/11281 9th Gordon Highlanders b Newhills e Aberdeen Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 29/06/1917 Son of Robert & Elizabeth (nee Dawson) Ferries. 1901 Census: Kirkhill, Newhills. Fa Occ: Farmer. Service Returns: 118/AF 481. Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres B 072 Plot I Row S Grave 24 ADJ 26-07-17 P2: Newhills. EE 07-08-17 Page 2: Photo Newhills & Woodside Parish Church
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:11 am    Post subject: John Grant GH Reply with quote

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John Gray Pte 3202 4th Gordon Highlanders b Aberdeen e Aberdeen Age 20 Killed in Action F&F 01/05/1916 Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Gray, of 18, Chestnut Row, Aberdeen. Brother of Mrs Henry Anderson. Occ: App Salesman with Messrs Steel & Co, Hatters, Union St; Aberdeen. Soldiers Effects: Sis: Mrs Isabella Anderson. Louez Military Cemetery, Duisans Fr 0157 Plot I Row B Grave 07 Aberdeen Weekly Journal 12-05-16 Page 10 EE10-05-16 P3 ADJ 11-05-16 P3
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