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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: William Waters Reply with quote

William Watters L/cpl 47227 9th Northumberland Fusiliers b Durno, Aberdeen 11/01/1884 e Aberdeen Age 34 Killed in Action F & F 16/04/1918 Son of William Waters & Margaret Hardie. Grandson of William Hardie. B 1884. 1901 Census: Chapel of Garioch. Occ: Horseman. Soldiers Effects: Wid: Annie M. Formerly 173719 RE. Service Returns: 123/AF 303 Age 35. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 019 to 23 & 162 ADJ 31-05-18 P5: Aberdeen. The Scotsman 31-05-18 P6: Aberdeen.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Leslie Wilson Reply with quote

Wilson Leslie Pte 242575 5th Gordon Highlanders b Rhynie e Aberdeen Age 39 Died of Wounds F & F 27-Apr-17 Husband of Agnes Wilson, 14 Merkland Rd; Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour : Balgownie Links, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. Trinity MI M118 age 40. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot II Row J Grave 28 Balgownie City & Rayne
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: R Morrison Reply with quote

Morrison Robert Pte 17735 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers b Pitcaple e Dundee r Broughty Ferry Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 01-Jul-16 Son of George & Elsie Morrison, The Croft, Dunro, Pitcaple. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 04A or 04D Chapel of Garioch & Rayne
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject: George Shewan Reply with quote

Shewan George Pte S/17407 1st Gordon Highlanders b Culsalmond e Aberdeen Age 20 Died of Wounds F & F 11-Jan-18 Son of James & Annie Shewan, Easterton, Rayne, Aberdeenshire. Etaples Military Cemetery Fr 0040 Plot XXXI Row W Grave 29
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: A P Reid Reply with quote

Reid Andrew P Pte 106503 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Age 27 Died F & F 07-Jun-16 Son of Thomas & Jane Paterson Reid, Granitehouse, Rothie Norman. The War Book of Turriff & 12 Miles Round : Page 251. Harlebeke New British Cemetery B 140 Plot XII Row C Grave 7 Fyvie & Rayne
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:59 am    Post subject: Re: William Cooper Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
Nothing on the database has Rayne.


S/43646 Lance Corporal William Cooper
8th/10th Bn. Gordon Highlanders
Died 21.03.1918, aged 39
Commemorated on the Arras memorial
Born in East Wemyss, Fife
Son of George Cooper of Buckhaven and Helen Galloway Cooper of Kirkcaldy, Fife.
Prior to the war William was a Police Constable with Ayrshire Constabulary.
and it appears his closest surviving relative at the time of his death was his aunt, a Mrs Forbes, of Bonnyton, Rayne, who inserted death notices and bequest information following William's death, in the local newspapers.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: William Cooper Reply with quote

dadfak wrote:
Son of George Cooper of Buckhaven and Helen Galloway Cooper of Kirkcaldy, Fife.
Prior to the war William was a Police Constable with Ayrshire Constabulary.
and it appears his closest surviving relative at the time of his death was his aunt, a Mrs Forbes, of Bonnyton, Rayne, who inserted death notices and bequest information following William's death, in the local newspapers.



A nice example of the memorials being for the family in the community and not about where a man was born.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daily Record 11 May 1918

AYR CONSTABLE’S BEQUEST. Ayr firm of lawyers intimate that Mr. William Cooper, the County Constabulary, Ayr, and lance-corporal in the Gordon 'Highlanders, who was killed in France in March last, has bequeathed legacy of £25 and one-fifth the residue his estate to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:55 am    Post subject: Re: William Cooper Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
Nothing on the database has Rayne.


S/43646
Lance Corporal William Cooper
8th/10th Battalion
Gordon Highlanders
Died 21st of March 1918


WILLIAM COOPER was born in East Wemyss in Fife on the 2nd of October 1878. He was the only son of gamekeeper George Cooper from Rayne, Aberdeenshire, and his wife Helen. who originated from Fife.
Along with his three sisters, William was brought up in the English hamlet of Kiesley near Dufton in Westmoreland, where his father was employed.
By 1901 William, then aged twenty two, had followed in his father’s footsteps and was working as a gamekeeper back in Scotland at Muirpark in the Alloa district. William later joined the Ayrshire Constabulary and by 1911 was one of five constables living and working in the station house in Irvine High Street.
By the time he joined the army, some time prior to April 1917, William was working nearby in the County Constabulary headquarters in Charlotte Street. His initially served in the 3rd Reserve Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders and was later promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal in the 8th/10th Battalion.
On the 21st of March 1918 William Cooper’s unit were holding the line south of Monchy when they were subject to an enemy bombardment between the hours of three o’clock and seven o’clock in the morning, at the start of the German Spring Offensive. It was during this action that William Cooper was killed, aged thirty nine.
William, who was unmarried, drew up his will in April 1917, in which he made provision for a bequest of twenty five pounds and one fifth of the residue his estate to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
With his father hailing from the area, and his aunt residing in Rayne, in Aberdeenshire, the family connection to the city is the likely reason for William’s bequest, which proved to be a generous one with his estate valued at eight hundred and fifty six pounds, nineteen shillings, and sixpence.
William Cooper, like James Richmond, is amongst almost thirty five thousand service personnel commemorated on the Arras memorial in the Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery in the town of Arras, who have no known grave and who fell in the area between the spring of 1916 and August 1918. William Cooper is also commemorated on the Ayrshire police war memorial within the King Street police office in the county town of Ayr.
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