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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: MONIKIE, WW2 Reply with quote

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAT ANDERSON




When our country was in great peril, they gave their lives for our deliverance.

Francis Allan, Pty/Off, R.N., Battle of Java, 23 February 1942
Arthur K. Forbes, L/Cpl. B. W., El Alamein, 26 October 1942
Alexander Marr, Cpl. B.W., Qued Zarga, 24 April 1942
John Findlay, Sgt. R.A., Pont du Fahs, 26 April 1943
Jack Milne, L/Cpl. Scots Guards, Salerno, 22 September 1943
William L. Walker, S.M. Hong Kong Defence, Osaka, 3 March 1944
James R. Marr, Pte. A. & S.H. Faenza, 8 October 1944
Farquhar Webster, Lieut. K. & S. B., Cesena, 19 October 1944
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Monikie church Reply with quote

This church of Scotland church at Monikie is not normally open on a weekday , but I found the organist practising on the Saturday so managed to take photos of the two Memorials inside


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that inscription, it's a bit different from the norm. Ironically all of them died when the grave peril to our country had actually passed.

I'm also intrigued by the figures. It looks like a soldier in battledress with a helmet and gas mask case on his chest but I can't make out what is behind him.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And details of the names. Note - one died as a PoW in Japan after being captured at Hong Kong as part of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps

ALLAN, FRANCIS PASCOE
Rank: Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Electra
Age: 33
Date of Death: 27/02/1942
Service No: C/J 115400
Additional information: Son of Hubert Alfred and Marion Bridget Allan; husband of Jessie Smith Allan, of Carnoustie, Angus.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 51, 2.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

FORBES, ARTHUR
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 28/10/1942
Service No: 2760338
Additional information: Son of John and Isabella Sophia Forbes, of Monikie, Angus.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 16.
Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

MARR, ALEX
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 25/04/1943
Service No: 2756853
Additional information: Son of John and Agnes Marr; husband of Laura Marr, of Monikie, Angus.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. A. 24.
Cemetery: OUED ZARGA WAR CEMETERY

FINDLAY, JOHN
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 72 Anti-Tank Regt.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 26/04/1943
Service No: 3252207
Additional information: Son of George and Catherine Findlay; husband of Margaret Findlay, of Glen Ogil, Angus.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. N. 11.
Cemetery: MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY

MILNE, JOHN DOWNIE
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 22/09/1943
Service No: 2697342
Additional information: Son of David and Catherine Milne; husband of Betsy Milne, of Forgandenny, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. A. 21.
Cemetery: SALERNO WAR CEMETERY

WALKER, WILLIAM LAIRD
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.)
Regiment/Service: Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps
Date of Death: 03/03/1944
Service No: 2691
Additional information: Husband of M. G. Walker, of Clocksbriggs, Angus.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Brit. Sec. M. C. 8.
Cemetery: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY

MARR, JAMES ROBERTSON
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 07/10/1944
Service No: 14575513
Additional information: Son of John and Agnes R. Marr, of Dundee.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. D. 18.
Cemetery: FAENZA WAR CEMETERY

WEBSTER, FARQUHAR
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Secondary Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 19/10/1944
Service No: 304350
Additional information: Son of Farquhar and Mary Ann Webster; husband of Jean Lauchlan Webster, of Monikie, Angus.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II, E, 6.
Cemetery: CESENA WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Farquhar Webster, Lieut. K. O. S. B., Cesena, 19 October 1944.

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

LT. FARQUHAR WEBSTER, K.O.S.B.
Farquhar Webster age 23 Lieutenant (304350) King's Own Scottish Borderers attached to the 6th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Farquhar was commissioned in the KOSB from Cadet (3190688) in January 1944. The 6th Black Watch took part in the Italian Campaign, moving to Naples in February 1944 and saw further action at the Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino. By October 1944 the 4th Division was taking part in the British Eighth Army's battle on the Gothic Line. Farquhar was killed near Calisese and was buried in the 4th Division Cemetery there but he was re-interred in Cesena in April 1945.
Born 1921 in Galashiels. Son of the late Mary Ann (Jackson) Webster (died 1940) and of Farquhar Webster of Buckholm Mill Cottages, Galashiels. Husband of Jean Lauchlan (Mitchell) Webster of Guildyden, Monikie, Angus who he married in April 1944 in Monikie. Their son was born in January 1945.
Killed in Action on 19 October 1944 and buried in Cesena War Cemetery, Italy.
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