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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: WEMYSS (WEST), WW1 (T) Reply with quote

West Wemyss - Kirkcaldy District

The West Wemyss war memorial is a shrine constructed in sandstone across what appears to have origianlly been the entrance gateway to the old kirk. The flanking pillars bear the date 1703 which I assume is the date of the construction of the kirk itself. The memorial has three bronze tablets bearing the commemoration and names of the dead, with a shield and lion rampant carved in the sandstone above, and a wreath and the words 'PRO PATRIA' in bronze beneath.
The inscription reads
THIS MONUMENT
RECORDING THEIR NAMES
IS DEDICATED TO
THE HONOURED MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO WENT OUT FROM
THE BURGH OF BARONY
OF WESTER WEMYSS
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
AND GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN DEFENCE OF
TRUTH AND FREEDOM

ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS







WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Black George Dorset Regiment Private K.I.A. 21st April 1917
Black James Black Watch Private 8th Black Watch K.I.A. 25th September 1915
Bowe David Gordon Highlanders Private 8th Gordons K.I.A. 12th September 1915
Burt Alexander Royal Naval Division Leading Seaman Nelson Battalion R.N.D. K.I.A. 13th November 1916
Christie George Black Watch Private 8th Black wacth K.I.A. 12th October 1917
Christie William N. King's Own Scottish Borderers Private 7th K.O.S.B. K.I.A. 26th September 1915
Clark Robert Black Watch Private 2nd Black Watch K.I.A. 13th January 1916
Coventry Andrew Machine Gun Corps Private Prisoner of War Died 22nd. September 1918
Coventry David B.S. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private 12th A&S.H. K.I.A. 19th September 1918
Ednie Henry Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner K.I.A. 6th April 1918
Fairfull Thomas Royal Field Artillery Doctor K.I.A. 11th September 1917
Foster Magnus R. Royal Scots Private 16th Royal Scots K.I.A. 1st July 1916
Gray William Royal Scots Fusiliers Private 6th R.S.F. Died 15th January 1917
Gunn John Black Watch Private 8th Black watch K.I.A. 27th September 1915
Laing Robert Seaforth Highlanders Signalman 7th Seaforths K.I.A. 11th April 1918
Low Robert Seaforth Highlanders Private 2nd Seaforths K.I.A. 1st September 1918
Peggie David Royal Scots Private 2nd R.S. K.I.A. 28th May 1915
Richardson R.T.T. Gordon Highlanders Corporal 6th Gordons K.I.A. 23rd March 1918
Shand Peter L.A. Cameron Highlanders Private 5th Camerons K.I.A. 25th September 1915
Stewart John R. Gordon Highlanders Lance Corporal 1st Gordons K.I.A. 2nd March 1916
Watson William Royal Scots Fusiliers Private 4th R.F.S. K.I.A. 8th November 1917
Wilson Richard R.H. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private 14th A&S.H. K.I.A. 22nd March 1918
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great amount of detail they've added for each name. Would make researching this one a doddle. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Adam wrote:
These are more of Gary Wood's photos so I'm afraid I can't give any more details.

The name plaques give a lot of detail, name, rank, unit, manner and date of death. More than enough for anyone researching the names.







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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:56 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 84109.

According to the Historic Scotland listing there is a WW2 memorial inside the church which I can't find on this forum, or listed anywhere else.
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