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COUPAR ANGUS, NORTH U.F. (Former) WW1

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: COUPAR ANGUS, NORTH U.F. (Former) WW1 Reply with quote

This building is now the Abbey Church Halls. All names on the memorial have been transferred to the brass plaques in the Abbey Church.
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Name: BAXTER, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 14th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Service No: 345953
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter, of 43, George St., Coupar Angus, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: L. 35.
Cemetery: BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY
BORN: COUPAR ANGUS, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: COUPAR ANGUS
KILLED IN ACTION - EGYPT

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 24.11.1917
COUPAR ANGUS

Mrs Elizabeth Baxter, George Street, yesterday received intimation that her eldest son, Pvt. Robert Baxter, Black Watch, had been killed in action. He was one of three brothers serving their country, and was formerly a ploughman in this district.


Name: DAIR, PETER ROBB
Initials: P R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 14/03/1917
Service No: S/16233
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 25 and 63.
Cemetery: BASRA MEMORIAL
BORN: COUPAR ANGUSS, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: COUPAR ANGUS
KILLED IN ACTION - PERSIAN GULF

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 31.03.1917
COUPAR ANGUS

On Thursday morning intelligence was received that one of our young men, Pvt. Peter Dair, of the Black Watch had fallen in the East. Pvt. Dair, who was the only son of Mrs Dair, Campbell Street, Coupar Angus, and was formerly a painter with Mr C. Robertson, joined up on 23rd June last year. He was a keen footballer in his pre-war days.


Name: DUTHIE, DAVID OGILVIE
Initials: D O
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: No. 2 Sqdn.
Secondary Regiment: General List
Secondary Unit Text: and
Age: 25
Date of Death: 23/08/1918
Additional information: Son of William and Betsy Duthie, of 38, Causewayend, Coupar-Angus, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 31.08.1918
COUPAR ANGUS

Second-Lieut. David O. Duthie, R.A.F., son of Mr A. Duthie, Causewayend, and who was wounded some time ago, is now reported missing since 23rd August. This officer was formerly engaged in the railway offices at Coupar Angus, Alyth, and Crieff.

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: (Confirm date)
COUPAR ANGUS

2nd Lieut. David O. Duthie, R.A.F., previously reported missing, is now officially presumed to have died on 23rd August last. He was at one time a railway clerk at Coupar Angus and Alyth.



Name: FERGUSON, GORDON SCOTT
Initials: G S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Scottish Horse
Unit Text: "C" Sqdn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 07/10/1915
Service No: 3509
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jane Ferguson, of Princeland, Coupar Angus, Perth. An apprentice architect.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 21.
Cemetery: HELLES MEMORIAL
BORN: BLAIRGOWRIE, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: COUPAR ANGUS, PERTHSHIRE
RESIDENCE: COUPAR ANGUS
KILLED IN ACTION - GALLIPOLI


BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 30.10.1915
COUPAR ANGUS

On Wednesday Mr Thomas Ferguson, Princeland farm, received official notification that his youngest son, Trooper Gordon Scott Ferguson, of 'C' Sqquadron, 1st Scottish Horse, had fallen in action at the Dardanelles on October 7th. Trooper Ferguson, who was only 18 years of age, joined his squadron in 1913, and was chosen to act as one of the mounted guard of honour to their Majesties on their last visit to Perth. He was educated at Coupar Angus Public School and Perth Academy, and was latterly engaged as an apprentice architect with Mr Erskine Thomson, Perth. The early removal by death of a bright and promising young man has given rise to a deep feeling of regret in this district, where his father has done yeoman service in connection with recruiting, and also with the administration of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Fund &c.



Name: FORSYTHE, ALISTER ELDER
Initials: A E
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Unit Text: Nelson Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: between 06/05/1915 and 10/05/1915
Service No: 6/228
Additional information: Son of Alexander A. and Janet Forsythe, of 29, Park Avenue. Dundee, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: TWELVE TREE COPSE (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL
ENLISTED: MOTUEKA
KILLED IN ACTION - GALLIPOLI

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: (Confirm date)
FORMER COUPAR ANGUS OFFICER KILLED

Among those killed at the Dardanelles was Lieut. Alisterr Elder Forsythe, of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, son of Mr A. Forsythe, who for 12 years was in business in Coupar Angus as a flesher, and is now in Dundee.
His father received the following cablegrams on Monday:- 'Regret to advise you your son, Lieutenant A. E. Forsythe, killed in action, 15th inst. Commandant extends deepest sympathy - Adjutant General, Wellington, New Zealand'. From Mr Allen, New Zealand Defence Minister at Wellington:- 'Sincerest sympathy on the loss of your son'.
Deceased who served his apprenticeship with Mr Ramsay, jeweller, Dundee, and emigrated a few years ago, was deeply interested in the Boy Scout movement. When in Coupar he was assistant scoutmaster, and has since continued his connection with the organisation. When the war broke out he enlisted in the Canterbury Infantry Brigade, and was commissioned before proceeding to the front. He was the first Coupar Angus victim of the war.



Name: LAWSON, WILLIAM HOY
Initials: W H
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 40
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Service No: 12938
Additional information: Son of the late Thomas and Margaret Lawson, of 13, George St., Coupar Angus, Scotland. Served with the Royal Scots (Volunteers) in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: VIMY MEMORIAL
BORN: COUPAR ANGUS, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: VALCARTIER
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 12.06.1915
COUPAR ANGUS SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION

On Thursday Mrs Lowson, George Street, Coupar Angus, received notification that her son, Corpl. Wm. Lowson, of the Canadian Light Infantry, had been killed in France, and when the sad news spread a feeling of the deepest regret prevailed in town, as the deceased soldier was a general favourite.
Although never in the Regular Army, Corpl. Lowson, who was a born soldier, and saw a good deal of war service. In the early stages of the South African War, he joined the Royal Scots as an Active Service Volunteer, and had a hard time with the 1st Contingent of that body.Returning home for a few months, he rejoined with the 3rd Contingent, and served with this until the conclusion of the war, when he received both the Queen's and King's Medals for South Africa, with Bars.
Some years ago he emigrated to Canada, and was one of the first to enlist in his country's service on the outbreak of the present war. Coming to this country with the grear contingent of Canadians, he spent several months in training on Salisbury Plain, and was among the first batch of Canadians to be sent to the front.
No details as to his end are forthcoming but, being a young man of magnificent physique and fearless temperament, one can imagine him meeting a great soldier's death, fighting bravely in full front of the battle.
Corpl. Lowson was unmarried and the deepest sympathy is felt for his widowed mother and other relatives.

MITCHELL HUGH, PTE., 2ND BLACK WATCH
Died of influenza on 28th November, 1918, aged 36, at his home address, 29 George Street, Coupar Angus. He left a widow and young family.


Name: PETRIE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 14th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Bn.
Date of Death: 30/12/1917
Service No: 266109
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CHATBY MEMORIAL
BORN: BLAIRGOWRIE, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: PERTH
DIED - AT SEA

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 02.02.1918
COUPAR ANGUS

Information has been received to the effect here that Pte. James Petrie, Black Watch, is missing, supposed drowned. This casualty appears to have occurred in the Mediterranean. Pte. Petrie resided in Precinct Street, and was before enlisting employed with Messrs C.E. Anderson & Son.

* 'ATTACK' - 30th December 1917, Eastern Mediterranean off Alexandria, Egypt - sunk by German coastal submarine "UC.34". "Attack" with most of ther class was now in the Mediterranean as transport and convoy escorts. Although the Allied convoy sytem had been introduced it still lacked effectiveness and U-boats were taking a heavy toll. On the 30th, "UC.34" torpedoed and sank troopship "Aragon" . As "Attack" rescued survivors, she either hit a mine laid by "UC.34" or was torpedoed. Casualties were heavy with 610 soldiers and sailors killed.


Name: SAUNDERS, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: South African
Rank: Private
Regiment: South African Infantry
Unit Text: 4th Regt. (Inf.).
Age: 26
Date of Death: 13/04/1918
Service No: 300
Additional information: Son of Thomas Saunders, of Home Park, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 15 - 16 and 16A.
Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 13.07.1918
COUPAR ANGUS

Mr T. Saunders, Homepark, formerly agent of the Union Bank, Coupar Angus, has received intimation that his youngest son, Pte. Charles Saunders, South African Rifles, has been killed in action.


Name: TAYLOR, WILLIAM DALRYMPLE
Initials: W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 16th Heavy Bty.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 17/08/1917
Service No: 306361
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Taylor, of Townhead, Coupar Angus, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 14.
Cemetery: DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY
BORN: COUPAR ANGUS, PERTHSHIRE
ENLISTED: COUPAR ANGUS
KILLED IN ACTION - FRANCE & FLANDERS

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 13.10.1917
COUPAR ANGUS

Mr and Mrs John Taylor, Townhead, Coupar Angus, received intimation on Wednesday that their son, Gunner William Taylor, R.G.A., had died of wounds on 17th August. This soldier was first reported as wounded, then as missing, and, after an interval of eight weeks, is now returned as among the dead. He enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, at the early age of 16, having previously been an apprentice engineer at Messrs Bissett's Agricultural Implement Works, Blairgowrie. He had a brilliant career at Coupar Angus Public School, winning the Keithick Medal as dux of the school in his year, and having an unbroken attendance during his school life. Two brothers are presently serving in the Army. Gunner Taylor took a great interest in local football and other sports.


Name: WATSON, HOWARD
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 53rd Training Sqdn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 08/05/1918
Additional information: Son of Robert and Margaret Irons Chalmers Watson, of Birnam View, Coupar Angus.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. South Dyke. 21.
Cemetery: COUPAR ANGUS PARISH CHURCHYARD

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 11.05.1918
COUPAR ANGUS

Mr R. Watson, Town Clerk, received the sad information on Thursday morning that his son, 2nd Lieut. Howard Watson, Royal Flying Corps, had been killed by accident in England. It appears that ascending from a Lincolnshire aerodrome, two machines at a great height collided, became locked, and, turning over and over, crashed to the ground, three of the occupants being killed.
Lieut. Watson was about 19 years of age, and enlisted voluntarily in May, 1917, having previously been engaged in the Bank of Scotland here. Prior to enlisting he was an ardent Volunteer, and had attained the rank of corporal in the local corps. Much sympathy is expressed with his parents in their great loss. Last summer another son, Douglas, was drowned at Rangoon.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:



Name: FORSYTHE, ALISTER ELDER
Initials: A E
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Unit Text: Nelson Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: between 06/05/1915 and 10/05/1915
Service No: 6/228
Additional information: Son of Alexander A. and Janet Forsythe, of 29, Park Avenue. Dundee, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: TWELVE TREE COPSE (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL
ENLISTED: MOTUEKA
KILLED IN ACTION - GALLIPOLI

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: (Confirm date)
FORMER COUPAR ANGUS OFFICER KILLED

Among those killed at the Dardanelles was Lieut. Alisterr Elder Forsythe, of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, son of Mr A. Forsythe, who for 12 years was in business in Coupar Angus as a flesher, and is now in Dundee.
His father received the following cablegrams on Monday:- 'Regret to advise you your son, Lieutenant A. E. Forsythe, killed in action, 15th inst. Commandant extends deepest sympathy - Adjutant General, Wellington, New Zealand'. From Mr Allen, New Zealand Defence Minister at Wellington:- 'Sincerest sympathy on the loss of your son'.
Deceased who served his apprenticeship with Mr Ramsay, jeweller, Dundee, and emigrated a few years ago, was deeply interested in the Boy Scout movement. When in Coupar he was assistant scoutmaster, and has since continued his connection with the organisation. When the war broke out he enlisted in the Canterbury Infantry Brigade, and was commissioned before proceeding to the front. He was the first Coupar Angus victim of the war.



Born in 1885 in Thurso his registered name is Alexander Elder Forsyth. No Alister anywhere or 'e' on the end of the surname.

On SNWM he is listed as Alex.
On CWGC as Alister.

Between these Couper Angus memorials he sometimes has the 'e' on his surname and sometimes Alister is Alastair:

Couper Angus Roll of Honour
Coupar Angus Public School
Coupar Angus North U.F. Church
Coupar Angus Abbey Church
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This tablet has now been removed from the Church Hall which has now been sold.It will be re-erected in the Abbey Church in due course.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:35 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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