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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: COMRIE Reply with quote

If memory serves the memorial is on bridge street, on the left before crossing the Earn heading south out of the village.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled by Lady Moncreiffe - April 17th 1921
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW1

Royal Highlanders The Black Watch

Capt Debnam MacL. Stewart
Capt Currie Begg
Sergt Duncan McArthur
Corpl Thomas Gilfillan
Corpl Alexander Kemp
Corpl Duncan Lawson
Pte Robert Angus
Pte William Crerar
Pte Alexander Donaldson
Pte Peter Ferguson
Pte James Hood
Pte James Johnston
Pte Donald McCallum
Pte Duncan MacFarlane
Pte David McLaren
Pte William McLure
Pte David Leslie
Pte William Mitchell
Pte Hugh Nicolson

Pte John Gorrie H.L.I.
Pte James McIntosh H.L.I.
Capt Archibald Davidson Gordon Highlanders
Pte James McEwan Cameron Highlanders
Pte David Keay Royal Irish Fusiliers
Pte Peter McArthur Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Lieut George Dewhurst Rifle Brigade
Sergt Angus McGregor Rifle Brigade
Sergt James Sidey Rifle Brigade
Pte Thomas McDougall R.A.S.C.
Major David Dundas Indian Army
Pte Peter McIntosh Australian Imperial Force
Pte David Carmichael Australian Imperial Force

Pte Alexander Crerar Scottish Horse
Lieut William Sidey R.G.A.
Gunr Robert Ferguson R.G.A.
Pte Alexander Kidd Scots Guards
L/Corpl James Crerar Royal Scots
Pte Hugh McBeath Royal Scots
Lieut David Boyle Lancashire Fusiliers
Capt Percy MacGregor-Whitton Royal Scots Fusiliers
Pte John McGregor K.O.S.B.
Pte John Campbell Scottish Rifles
Pte Robert McLaren Scottish Rifles
Pte James McLaren Scottish Rifles
Lieut Cecil Dundas Welch Regiment
Pte Donald Nicolson Scots Guards

WW2

Sergt William Anderson R.A.S.C.
L.A.C. Douglas Carr R.A.F.
L.A.C. Hector Hyndman R.A.F.
Pte Joseph Keillor B.W. R.H.
Piper Duncan McLaren B.W. R.H.
Lieut W. Neville Cameron Q.O.C.H.
Sergt Duncan Cumming Recc. Rgt.
Fus William Johnston R.S.F.
Gnr Peter McArthur R.A.
Capt Ian A.L. Stewart A&SH Att R.A.F.
Sergt J. Allardyce Wilson B.W. R.H.
Pte Robert Sharp A&SH
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: INSTITUTE Reply with quote

According to the Strathearn Herald Comrie`s tribute to the sacrifice of its men also included buying the Bridgend Hotel opposite the Memorial site and converting it into an Institute for the village.
The Institute was opened by the Duke of Atholl on 21 August 1921.
The base and column of the Memorial are of Forest of Dean stone.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Parish of Comrie`s Part in the Great War 1914-1918 states that the War Memorial was erected at a cost of 450 and unveiled on Sunday 27th April 1921 by Lady Moncrieffe.Captain Rockey of Lawers addressed those gathered.in the absence on military duty of Sir Robert Moncrieffe of Moncrieffe.The proceedings were presided over by the Rev ABWann,Parish Minister.The Memorial is of Forest of Dean stone and was supplied by the Army&Navy Stores in London.It was erected by James McCowan&son of Dalginross,Comrie with Alex Laird responsible for landscaping and James Crerar,blacksmith, for gateway alterations.

The War Memorial Institute(previously the Bridgend Hotel) was acquired for 1600 with alterations costing another 650 and was opened for use in january 1920.The formal opening was on 21st August 1921 by the Duke of Atholl
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What has happened to the Institute?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
What has happened to the Institute?

Looks like this is the building: War Memorial Institute, Bridgend, Dalginross, Comrie

As described on the British Listed Buildings website.

See also nearer to home: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-post-7857.html

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought the following entry from WW2 looked interesting:
Capt Ian A.L. Stewart A&SH Att R.A.F.

Name: STEWART, IAIN ALLAN LORN
Initials: I A L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Secondary Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Secondary Unit Text: formerly (Capt.)
Age: 23
Date of Death: 01/08/1943
Service No: 49623
Additional information: Son of Allan Winslow Stewart and Marjorie Descarrieres Stewart, of Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland. Heir of Stewart of Appin.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Lot 7. Block 8. Sec. G.
Cemetery: CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY

A Captain at the age of 23???? and, I assume, killed during flight training in Canada. There's got to be a story - but.......can't find anything on this young man anywhere Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Capt A R Davidson Reply with quote

Archibald Randall Davidson Captain 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b St George, Edinburgh 23/11/1895 Age 21 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 14/06/1917 Son of Maj G. H. Davidson, D.S.O. (Royal Scots), of Craigdarroch, St. Fillans, Perthshire, and the late Ethel Maud Fairbairn Davidson. Educated at Ardvreck, Crieff, Glenalmond, and Sandhurst. Service Returns: 137/AF 167. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 Ardreck School, Crieff & Comrie
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sergt Angus McGregor Rifle Brigade.

This man is named on the Kirkcudbright Academy memorial as:

McGREGOR, ANGUS.
Angus Donald MacGregor age 29 Sergeant (B/201202) 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
Angus was born, brought up and educated in Kirkcudbright before the family moved to Kilmorack near Inverness. He was a butcher, like his father, and was employed in Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire when he enlisted. Angus had previously served as a Territorial in the Black Watch and he joined the Army Service Corps as Sergeant (S/4/158559). He transferred to the 16th Rifles before moving to the 13th Battalion.
Born 1888 in Kirkcudbright as McGregor. Son of the late Helen or Nellie (Russell) MacGregor and of Alexander MacGregor of Seton Cottage, Dalginross, Comrie, Perthshire, who had married in 1885 in Kirkcudbright.
Died of Wounds on 24 October 1918 and buried in Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny, France.
Also named on the Bonnybridge War Memorial but not on the Kirkcudbright War Memorial.
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