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Remembering Hugh A Wark & his pals

 
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anne park
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Remembering Hugh A Wark & his pals Reply with quote

I have visited Red Cross Cemetery to visit Hugh Alexander Wark Lt 6th Gordon Highlanders b Banchory 08/06/1894 Age 23 Killed in Action F & F 14/03/1918 Son of Rev. James Reid Wark & Annie Robertson Doig, Knox Manse, Arbroath, Born Banchory. 1901 Census: Arbeadie Bank Cottage, High Street, Banchory. Father's Occ: Minister Of North United Free Church. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 79: Photo. Aberdeen University Book of Remembrance. Aberdeen Grammar School. City Roll of Honour. Officers Book page 242. Photo also Nov 2003. Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny Fr 0381 Plot I Row J Grave 01 EE 23-03-18 P3: Banchory & City & Grammar 1999 Nov & 2001 & 2003 plus extra visits I have not noted. Like Jack Kipling he had problems wearing glasses and he had trouble passing the eye test the other reason I want to note is because another man buried here
Percy Nugent George Fitzpatrick Major 71st Siege Bty South African Heavy Artillery b Johannesberg 4th Aug 1914 Age28 Killed in Action F & F 14/12/1917 Son of Sir James Percy & Lady Elizabeth Lillian (nee Cubitt) Fitzpatrick, Amanzi, Uitenhage, South Africa. 1911 Census: Kendal: Occ: Law Student. Served in Rebellion & German S.W.A. with Imperial Light Horse. Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny Fr 0381 Plot I Row F Grave 13
It is due to his father that we now have the 2 minutes silence.
On 27 October 1919, a suggestion from Fitzpatrick for a moment of silence to be observed annually on 11 November, in honour of the dead of World War I, was forwarded to George V,
It's not just on 11 November I remember I have lately looking over my database and on Facebook I have remembered one or two men who died 100 years ago to the day. When I walk to the local war memorial I think about Hugh today especially....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing it Anne. I have recently moved into a new office which has war memorials and several of the First World War names are for men who died 100 years ago in the Spring Offensive - which was very costly for Scottish units. I have taken the time to remember them on the centenary. It just felt like the right thing to do and not wait until November.

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anne park
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: 100 years on Reply with quote

I have now made the Facebook entries better by using photos of the men. I used The British Newspapers Archive to find what I needed.
My database has some many in some days 250 so I asked anyone to let me know if they had a man to remember but nobody got back.
Made William Park the man for that day....
I also think it is another place to get things out there.
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