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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:27 am    Post subject: Bower, Caithness Reply with quote

Memorial: Bower Parish, Caithness
Location: across from Bower Community Centre (about 2 miles south-ish of Bower village)
Grid Ref: ND229607
WMR: 5958
Sculptor: P. Sinclair, Wick
Count: WWI=53 , WWII=8

















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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the transcriptions:

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1914-1918

Seaforth Highlanders
Sergt. Gavin B. C. Miller
Sergt. Benj. Mowat
Cpl. Donald Gow
Cpl. William Gow
Cpl. Samuel Gordon
Cpl. Alexr. Leitch (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Cpl. John MacKay
Cpl. John Manson
Cpl. Kenneth Mackay
Cpl. Charles D. Mowat (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Cpl. Donald S. Polson
Cpl. George Rosie (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Cpl. Arthur Sinclair (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Pte. George Begg (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Pte. George Bain
Pte. Donald Campbell
Pte. James Coghill (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Pte. Malcolm C. Manson
Pte. John G. M. Matheson
Pte. Neil Sinclair
Pte. Alexr. Waters (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Pte. Donald Waters (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Piper David Sutherland
Pte. Robert MacGregor

Royal Navy
Sean.Gnr. James MacKay (also on Barrock Estate memorial)

Black Watch
Pte. Robert Campbell
Pte. James R. Mowat
Pte. Donald Sutherland

Gordon Highlanders
Piper Alexr. H. Mackay
Pte. Alexr. Mowat (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Pte. William Paul

Argyll and Sutherland Highdrs.
Sergt. Andrew Rosie (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Signr. Chalres D. B. Mowat

Royal Engineers
Cpl. James R. Cook
Sapper Alexr. Dunnet

Australians
Cpl. James Simpson
Cpl. Charles St. Miller

Canadians
Captn. Alexr. Malcolm (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
C.S.M. George W. Durran
Cpl. James F. B. Young
Signr. Peter Mowat (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
S.B. Alexr. B. Mowat (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Pte. John MacAdie (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Pte. William Manson
Pte. James Farquhar
Pte. William Farquhar

Pte. George Farquhar, N.Z.Rifles
Signr. Alexr. Farquhar, M.M., Norfk.Regt.
Pte. David S. Bain, Kings R.Rifles
Sergt. George Mowat, S.A.Scottish (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Trooper David Mackay, Scot.Horse
Pte. Robert A. Mackie, Sherwood Fortrs.
Captn. Harry Young, R.G.A. (also on Barrock Estate memorial)

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1939-1945

Sergt. William Miller, Seaf. (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Pte. Alexander Dunnet, Seaf.
Pte. David Falconer, Seaf. (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Sergt. John Gunn, R.A.F.V.R. (also on Barrock Estate memorial)
Gds. David Ross, Scts.Gds.
Pte. William Banks, Pion.Corps.
A.B. Daniel Wallace, R.N.
Cpl. William Smith, R.A.F.

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Drew Milton



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copied from www.1914-18.net brothers who died on the same day

3 June 1916
James, 38, and William Farquhar, 34, died whilst serving with the 10th Battalion Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Sons of James and Elizabeth Farquhar of Bower, near Wick. The brothers have no known grave and are commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate Memorial). They are also commemorated on the Bower War Memorial, together with two other of their brothers, Alexander and George, who also made the supreme sacrifice. The local newspaper reported on the death of the fourth brother in 1918 that Mrs Farquhar became overwhelmed with grief and “swiftly sunk in to the grave”.

Only George, who served with the New Zealand Rifles appears on the SNWM Roll of Honour
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is George Farquhar

From: http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/4693.detail?Ordinal=3&c_surname_search=farquhar&c_firstname_search=george&c_warconflict_search=%22world+war+i,+1914-1918%22


Full Name George Farquhar
Rank Last Held Private
Serial No. 68522
Occupation before Enlistment Farm labourer
Next of Kin Mrs Elizabeth Farquhar (mother), Rerneggy, Lybster, Wick, Caithness, Scotland
Embarkation Unit 33rd Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Embarkation Date 31 December 1917
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 99
Vessel Athenic
Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Last Unit Served Auckland Infantry Regiment
Place of Death Bapaume, France
Date of Death 15 August 1918
Cause of Death Killed in action
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADP wrote

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Gordon Highlanders
Pte. Alexr. Mowat (also on Barrock Estate memorial)


He is also commemorated on the City of Glasgow Police Force WW1 Memorial.
Born in Bower, Caithness, he was the son of James Mowat (Hedger) and Jessie Mowat (m.s. Swanson). (scotlandspeople)
Alexander was a constable with the City of Glasgow Police Force, “C” division, for 1 year. He resigned from the force on 25/11/1915 in order to enlist.

Name: MOWAT, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 26/09/1917
Service No: S/13691
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 135 to 136.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM.

Surname MOWAT
First name Alexander
Service Number S/13691
Date Death 26/09/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Bower Caithness
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:39 am    Post subject: Alexander Mowat Reply with quote

Alexander Mowat Pte S/13691 1st Gordon Highlanders b Bower, Caithness 20/08/1880 e Glasgow Age 37 Killed in Action F & F 26/09/1917 Son of John & Janet (Jessie) Swanson Mowat. Soldiers Effects: Mo Jessie. Service Returns: 117/AF 91. City Roll of Honour: 8 Holland St; (Mowatt). Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 135 to 136 City & Glasgow Police Museum & Bower
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:43 am    Post subject: William McAdie Paul Reply with quote

William McAdie Paul Private 310253 1st/7th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Bower, Caithness e Wick Age 18? Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 21/03/1918 Son of John & Elizabeth (nee Manson) Paul. 1901 Census: Tister House. Fa Occ: Shepherd. B 1897. 1911 Census: Bower: 034/ 1/ 10 Age 13. Soldiers Effects: Fa: John. Service Returns: Age 21. Beaumetz-Les-Cambrai Military Cemetery No 1 Fr 0757 Plot I Row B Dundee PJ 27-07-18 Page 3: Missing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:46 am    Post subject: Alexander H MacKay no info for Bower...... Reply with quote

This is the only Alexander H MacKay on my database
Alexander Houston MacKay Pte 9821 1st Gordon Highlanders b S.Leith, Midlothian e Edinburgh Age 27 Died of Wounds F & F 01/02/1915 Son of Donald Houston Mackay and Georgina Tait Mackay, of 9, Brunton Terrace, Edinburgh. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Fr 0102 Plot III Row B Grave 081
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: YOUNG, HARRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery, 61st Siege Bty
Date of Death: 4/3/1919
Age: 29
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Young, of Wick, Caithness; husband of Annie Hannah Young, of Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: B5
Cemetery: Ath Communal Cemetery

Also named on Ballantrae War Memorial
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