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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Skene Reply with quote

Skene - Gordon District
Skene war memorial is a grey ganite monument consisting of a square base and pedestal surmounted by a tapering shaft which is crowned with a small cross-head. The memorial stands in the kirkyard by the entrance gate.





WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Anderson J. Gordon Highlanders
Anderson W. Gordon Highlanders
Bandeen F. Canadians
Birss N. Gordon Highlanders
Bridgeford D. Gordon Highlanders
Bruce F. Gordon Highlanders
Cassie G. Gordon Highlanders
Dalgleish W. Gordon Highlanders
Donaldson C. Gordon Highlanders
Donaldson J. Gordon Highlanders
Farquhar S. Gordon Highlanders
Forbes J. Gordon Highlanders
Fraser J. Royal Field Artillery
Fraser M. Royal Highlanders
Fraser W. Gordon Highlanders
Grassick W.D. Welsh Regiment
Greig G.R. Gordon Highlanders
Hardy A.M. Gordon Highlanders
Harvey C. Gordon Highlanders
Ledingham A. Gordon Highlanders
Leith D. Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Lowe C.M. Scottish Horse
Mennie J. Royal Army Service Corps
Milne C. Highland Light Infantry
Milne James Gordon Highlanders
Milne John Gordon Highlanders
Mitchell J. Scots Guards
Mitchell R. Gordon Highlanders
Murray W. Gordon Highlanders
Ogston J. Gordon Highlanders
Ririe A. Gordon Highlanders
Shepherd A. Gordon Highlanders


WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Lowe C.M. Scottish Horse
Mennie J. Royal Army Service Corps
Milne C. Highland Light Infantry
Mitchell J. Scots Guards
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JIm

Do you think a name has been removed between Leith D. Kings Own Scottish Borderers and Lowe C.M. Scottish Horse?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject: Missing name on Memorial Reply with quote

Why is George Morrison Low's name missing from the Skene Memorial.
He was the eldest son of Mr George Low, Burnside, Skene.
You would think that would mean his name would appear on the memorial in the lovely picture and not just a blank trench. Why?
I have a copy of the Skene Memorial Book published in 1925 his details are included with a photo.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time I have seen a name removed from a memorial like this, it turned out that the individual had not died but had been held prisoner in some remote part and he had turned up alive shortly after the memorial was unveiled. Finding his death certificate might help solve the problem.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: George Morrison Low Reply with quote

In the book written in 1925 it states He died at No 55 Casualty Clearing Station. The mystery deepens.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne

George M Low is there, under the " blank trench" you mention which should be GM Low and not CM Lowe as transcribed.

Although he is shown as Scottish Horse this was his original unit. He later, and at his death, served with The Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)



Service details from Medal Roll
Scottish Horse 5812 Private
Royal Highlanders 315647 Private

CWGC info

Name: LOW
Initials: G M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Date of Death: 04/10/1918
Service No: 315647
Additional information: Son of Mr. G. Low, of Burnside, Skene, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 28.
Cemetery: DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

SNWM info

Surname LOW
Firstname George Morrison
Service Number 315647
Date Death 04/10/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Aberdeen
Other 13th Bn. formerly 5812 Scot. Horse.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.


Soldiers Died shows him born and enlisted in Aberdeen. He may be recorded at the Cowdray Hall
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