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KENNETH JAMES DUFF-DUNBAR- Wick Episcopal Church

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: KENNETH JAMES DUFF-DUNBAR- Wick Episcopal Church Reply with quote

At St John's Episcopal Church, Wick there are 2 memorials to Kenneth James Duff-Dunbar

1. Brass Plaque
In Memory / of / KENNETH JAMES DUFF-DUNBAR. / Captain, Seaforth Highlanders / Beloved only child of / K. J. DUFF-DUNBARR, D.S.O.,R.N. / Born 21st. November 1916 / Killed in action, in Normandy / 6th. August, 1944. / All you had hoped for all you had / you gave. / I came that they might have life, and that / they might have it more abundantly.

2. Organ with Dedicatory Plaque which reads
IN MEMORY OF / KENNETH JAMES DUFF-DUNBARR / BORN 21ST NOVEMBER 1916 / KILLED IN ACTION 6TH AUGUST 1944 / THIS ORGAN WAS GIVEN BY HIS MOTHER

WMR 84002 and 84001 respectively refere
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lieut-Commander
DUFF-DUNBAR, KENNETH JAMES. D S O
Died 22/08/1916 Aged 29.

H.M. S/M. "E16." Royal Navy

Son of Garden Duff-Dunbar, of Hempriggs, Caithness; husband of Katharine Isabel B. Duff-Dunbar, of Ackergill Tower, Wick.
His only son and heir fell in WWII.


Captain
DUFF-DUNBAR, KENNETH JAMES. Service Number 129015
Died 06/08/1944. Aged 27
7th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders

Only son and heir of the late Lieut.-Comdr. Kenneth James Duff-Dunbar, D.S.O., R.N., who fell in WWI, and Katharine Isabel B. Duff-Dunbar, of Wick, Caithness-shire.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:57 am    Post subject: And on other memorials Reply with quote

By the way he is also commemorated on the Ackergill and Hempriggs Estate memorial, see here-

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=4664

There is also supposed to be a memorial to him and his son (who was born after his death), at an unidentified location in the Hempriggs area whch reads:

JANE LOUISA DUFF-DUNBAR/ WIDOW OF GARDEN DUFF-DUNBAR/ BORN 24TH JAN. 1856/ DIED 28TH AUG 1948/ WITH HER ARE ALSO REMEMBERED/ KENNETH JAMES DUFF-DUNBAR/ DSO RN/ YOUNGER SON OF/ GARDEN DUFF-DUNBAR BORN 16TH OCT. 1886/ KILLED IN ACTION 19TH AUG 1916/ (HM SUBMARINE E16 NORTH SEA)/ AND HIS ONLY CHILD/ KENNETH JAMES DUFF-DUNBAR/ BORN 21ST NOV 1916 KILLED IN ACTION 6TH AUG 1944/ (SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS, NORMANDY)/ "I AM GONE THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LFE, AND/ THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY"

This is WMR 13466. Given that no-one has found this memorial recently I susoect that this is a gravestone somewhere
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