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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:31 pm    Post subject: Orkney Reply with quote

here is a link to an extensive list + information for Orkney

http://www.rbls-kirkwall.org.uk/memorials.html
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:43 am    Post subject: The Peedie Kirk, Kirkwall Reply with quote

This list produces an additional memorial in Kirkwall- the Peedie Kirk, the United Reformed (formerly Congregational) Church.

See WMR report 76270.

It is a marble tablet with lead lettering. Of the 9 names, 4 are Canadian and 2 are Mercantile Marine

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/MEN ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CHURCH/WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/[names]/"UNTIL THE DAY BREAK!"

Private John W Barron CEF
Fireman Andrew Eunson MM [Mercantile Marine, not Military Medal]
Lance Corporal David Harrold CEF
Staff Sergeant ASC, BEF
Captain William Mason SS Ruby
Bandsman Donald Morgan CEF
Sergeant Alexander Smith CEF
Private John E Work Seaforth Highlanders
Private William Work Seaforth Highlanders

Private
BARRON, JOHN WILLIAM

Service Number 153135
Died 21/09/1916
Aged 36
43rd Bn.
Canadian Infantry
Son of Robert Barron, of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland: husband of Isabella Barron, of Winnipeg.
Vimy Memorial

Private
HARROLD, DAVID GIBSON

Service Number 29328
Died 28/01/1916
Aged 21
16th Bn.
Canadian Infantry
Son of the late James St. Clair Harrold and Mary Alexina Gibson Harrold, of Orkney, Scotland.
Buried at Le Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Belgium

Sergeant
SMITH, ALEXANDER

Service Number A/20565
Died 09/04/1917
Aged 29
16th Bn.
Canadian Infantry
Son of Alexander and Annie Smith, of 29, High St., Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland.
Buried at La Chaudeiere Military Cemetery, Vimy

Andrew Eunson, Mercantile Marine is not in the CWGC records

Master
MASON, WILLIAM

Died 29/03/1917
"Ruby."
Mercantile Marine
Tower Hill Memorial

RUBY, 234grt, 28 March 1917, 2 miles from Auskerry, Orkney Is, mined and sunk, 6 lives lost including Master [Note the slightly different date on www.navalhistory.net (the RBLS list says a crew of 5)
The other 4 men lost were-
Fireman James Marwick of Kirkwall
Mate George S Rendall
Fireman John Rendall
Seaman Stewart Rendall
(all from the Isle of Westray)


Private
WORK, J E
Service Number S/25532
Died 13/10/1918
1st/5th Bn.
Seaforth Highlanders
Buried AVESNES-LE-SEC COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE

Private
WORK, WILLIAM
Service Number S/13696
Died 11/04/1917
2nd Bn.
Seaforth Highlanders
Arras Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps surprisingly there is only one Donald Morgan on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial in WW1.

Private MORGAN, D. Service Number 420767. 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Died 04/12/1917
LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
Location: Pas de Calais, France.
Born 1884 in Orkney. NoK. father Alexander of Kirkwall.
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