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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: MURTHLY & AIRNTULLY PUBLIC SCHOOL Reply with quote

I noticed an article in the local newspaper from August, 1919 regarding the unveiling of Murthly Public School War Memorial. The school still operates in the small village and I dropped by recently holding out little hope that the memorial was still in existence. However, I was taken into the attic floor and amidst the old files, books and registers the memorial was found in storage.




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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The three missing lads were all killed;

Name: GRAHAM, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Service No: S/20529
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8 and 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

THE PEOPLE’S JOURNAL: 14.06.1919
FOR THEIR COUNTRY


GRAHAM – Previously reported missing 28th March, 1918, now presumed to have been killed on that date or since, Pte. Robert Graham Gordon Highlanders, beloved husband of Effie Duff, East Mains, Stanley.

Name: INNES, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 25/04/1918
Service No: S/16922
Additional information: Son of William and Catherine Innes, of Nairne Cottage, Bankfoot, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 136 to 138.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 13.09.1919
FOR THEIR COUNTRY


INNES - Previously reported wounded and missing since 25th April 1918, now presumed to have been killed on that date, Corpl. William Innes, No. 16922, 5th Camerons, aged 19 years, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Wm. Innes, Nairne Cottage, Bankfoot and grandson of the late Robt. Menzies, Burnbrae, Murthly.
"Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn".

Name: WALLACE, JOHN GEORGE
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 28/08/1918
Service No: S/25134
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Wallace, of Rohallion, Murthly, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 22.02.1919
MISSING


Private John Geo. Wallace, No. 25134, D Company, 16th Platoon, 1/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, left Sea Beach Camp, Aberdeen, on 1st August 1918 with draft for France, missing 25th-28th Aug. Would any soldier belonging to his company who was with him in action on Sunday 25th August, kindly write to his parents at Rohallion, Murthly, Perthshire.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looking to see if the ROGERS were related, I can find Robert and Drummond but not Hugh Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Rogers were indeed brothers.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
The Rogers were indeed brothers.


Thanks Mark - but what happened to Hugh?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname RODGERS
Firstname Hugh
Service number S/6972
Date of death 06/09/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Murthly Perthshire
Other 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Persian Gulf.

Name: RODGERS
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 06/09/1916
Service No: S/6972
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXI. A. 5.
Cemetery: AMARA WAR CEMETERY

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 23.09.1916
MURTHLY


Pvt. Hugh Rogers, Gellyburn, who enlisted in the Black Watch after the outbreak of the war, and who was formerly a forester at Murthly, has been killed in action. He was previously wounded, and on recovery at Poona he rejoined his regiment. His brother, Drummond Rogers, died a few months ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Should have guessed that a "D" got added Embarassed
Thanks Mark.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two Australians, Andrew Brunton and David Nicolson, were new names to my research. I can find Andrew but David is eluding me. Fresh eyes please.

BRUNTON, ANDREW

Rank: Private
Service No: 6483
Date of Death: 11/04/1917
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 16th Bn.
Panel Reference
Memorial VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could this be he?????

NICOLSON, DAVID
Rank:Rifleman
Service No:51890
Date of Death:31/03/1918
Age:23
Regiment/Service:New Zealand Rifle Brigade
2nd Bn. 3rd
Grave ReferenceIV. D. 3.
CemeteryEUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS
Additional Information:
Son of David and Esther Emma Nicolson, of Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of Perthshire, Scotland.


If it is, his details including photo are at http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/95317.detail?Ordinal=2&c_surname_search=nicolson&c_firstname_search=david&c_warconflict_search=%22world+war+i,+1914-1918%22


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if this is John Nicolson - the address in NZ is similar (Sydenham, Christchurch)
http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/104328.detail?Ordinal=5&c_surname_search=nicolson&c_firstname_search=john&c_warconflict_search=%22world+war+i,+1914-1918%22
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken,

Superb, thanks for that - I'm sure it's him. In the 1901 census (Ancestry) it shows David and Esther with John, David and Edwin at The Station House, Little Dunkeld. Edwin, the youngest, was born Little Dunkeld but David's p.o.b. is shown as Kirkhill, Inverness-shire although if he was brought up in Perthshire he will probably have assumed he was born there.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:33 am    Post subject: UNVEILING Reply with quote

Blairgowrie Advertiser Saturday 30th August 1919

Honouring the Brave


Colonel Fothringham presided at a gathering in Murthly School to witness the unveiling,by Mrs Fothringham,of the School`s Roll of Honour,on which are engraved 52 names.
Mr W Sprunt,headmaster, said that the memorial was probably unique in that it had been erected entirely by contributions from former pupils who were not privileged to wear the King`s uniform.
Rev HK Reekie also took part in the ceremony.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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