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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:06 am    Post subject: Findlay, Hercules Scott Reply with quote

Findlay, Hercules Scott, Lt RNR, HM Yacht Rosabelle. Born 13/8/1902, Gamekeepers Lodge, Brotherton, Benholm. Sunk by U-373 (Unno von Fischel) position 35.59N, 05.71W Grid CG9671 on 11/12/1941. Lowestoft Naval Memorial Panel 4, Column 3. Son of Robert and Jane Reid Findlay (nee Simpson); husband of Isabella Margaret Findlay, of Rutherglen, Lanarkshire.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:07 am    Post subject: Lownie, David Gibb Reply with quote

Lownie, David Gibb. Born Benholm, 1926. Merchant Navy, SS Empire Heath (Sunderland), 3rd Radio Officer. Sunk by U-129 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen) position 29.31S, 29.5W Grid FR4583 on 11/5/1941. Son of James & Rachel (nee Gibb) Lownie, Blyth, Northumberland. Rachel was born in Johnshaven
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:08 am    Post subject: McArthur, Robert Hird Reply with quote

McArthur, Robert Hird, born 27/07/1909 Dundee , HMS Glorious, Leading Stoker, Service No. D/KX79795. Sunk by gunfire from German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau while evacuating aircraft from Norway on 8/6/1940. Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 40, Column 3. Son of Mr. Arthur Gordon McArthur (Mother was Jessie Coull McArthur died 16/10/1917, West St. Johnshaven) Husband of Florence McArthur of Plymouth.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Souter, Alexander McBay Reply with quote

Souter, Alexander McBay, born 8/12/1905 Fore Street, Johnshaven. RNR, HMS Cambrian, Petty Officer, Service No. P/6761C. KIA during Norway campaign on 30/5/1940. Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery Plot E, Row 51, Grave 20. Son of Roy & Elizabeth Souter (nee McArthur). Husband of A. Souter, of Johnshaven, Angus.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Souter, David Gibb Reply with quote

Souter, David Gibb, born 2/10/1909, Mid Street. Merchant Navy, SS Harlesden (London), 2nd Officer. Sunk by gunfire from German battlecruiser Gneisenau, position 47.12N, 40.18W. 7 crew died, rest taken prisoner on 22/2/1941. Tower Hill Memorial Panel 55. Son of David Gigg & Margaret Main Souter (nee Wood), Mid Street, Johnshaven. Husband of Williamina Findlay Souter, of Dundee.
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Wynd, David Lornie, born 1/1/1924 Erroll, Perthshire. HMS Hussar, Able Seaman, Service No. D/JX395374. Sunk by friendly fire from Allied aircraft off Le Havre Position 49.41N, 00.06W. 28/8/1944. Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 87, Column 3. Son of John and Agnes Lornie Wynd, of Auchenblae, Kincardineshire.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:11 am    Post subject: Young, Thomas George Reply with quote

Young, Thomas George, born 30/9/1895, Fore Street, Johnshaven, Merchant Navy, SS Empire Mermaid, Chief Officer. SS Empire Mermaid' (638t) cargo ship, Portland, Maine. USA to Hull was damaged by a Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft, NW of the Hebrides on 27/3/1941 and sank on the 28th . Twenty-three of her crew were lost. Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Son of Archibald & Susan Young of Johnshaven, husband of Mary Young (nee Macdonald) of Aberdeen.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:46 am    Post subject: John Ritchie Reply with quote

John Ritchie Pte 8400 1st Black Watch b Benholm 14/02/1882 e Montrose Age 32 Killed in Action F & F 14/09/1914 Son of James Ritchie & Jane Alexander. Soldiers Effects: Cecilia G Munro. Brother: James. St Erme Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 1754 Row D Grave 8
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: John Cruickshanks Reply with quote

John Cruickshanks First Mate SS Therese Mercantile Marine b Johnshaven Age 34 Died At Sea 25/12/1914 Son of of the late John Cruickshanks & Charlotte Davidson. 1881 Census: Back St; 1891 Census: Back St; Husband of Grace May (nee Littlejohn) Cruickshanks, 16 Queen St; Montrose. Benholm MI 127. Towerhill Memorial Stonehaven Journal 04-02-15 P2: Johnshaven
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