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DerekR
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: AUCHTERARDER, WW1 Reply with quote

Situated just off the main street in the town
Map Information Location:
Grid ref: NN944129
Web Address: www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?lat=56.2968&lon=-3.7076&scale=10000&icon=x

Interesting to note the sheer number of men who fell whilst serving in the 6th Bn. Black Watch.





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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek,

When did you take the photo at Auchterarder?

The one I have posted was just at the beginning of October last. The plaques have had a bit of a clean up too.

By the way David Ramsay, who is commemorated, was on board the 'Iolaire'. This tragic story opens the book Not Forgotten and it is recommended - very poignant. As it was designed to do it reinforced the point that it is so important to continue research and to remember.

Name: RAMSAY
Initials: David
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M. Yacht "Iolaire."
Age: 50
Date of Death: 01/01/1919
Service No: 1350/D
Additional information: Husband of Martha Ramsay, of Castleton, Auchterarder.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E29.
Cemetery: AUCHTERARDER CEMETERY

regards,
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,
I took the pictures 10 years ago.


Early on the morning of the 1st January 1919, two months after the end of the First World War, the Admiralty Yacht Iolaire was approaching Stornoway harbour in the Island of Lewis carrying Naval Ratings returning home for New Year’s leave when she foundered on rocks. 205 men died within 20 yards of the shore just a short distance from the pier at Stornoway where local people were waiting to welcome home their men folk.

http://www.c-e-n.org/iolaire.htm

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9696&hl=Iolaire
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW1 Memorial

Upper band reads;
ERECTED IN GRATEFUL AND REVERENT MEMORY OF THE SONS OF AUCHTERARDER WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES TO SAVE THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19

Lower band reads;
A CITY SET ON A HILL CANNOT BE HID AND THEY SHALL BRING THE GLORY AND HONOUR OF THE NATIONS INTO IT
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek,

There is a Robert Porter, Pvt. 4/5th Black Watch, commemorated at Auchterarder.
If I'm on the right lines, I see, in your book, that he is also listed at Hawick (and one of three brothers killed!).
I have, to date, found no local report/obituary for him. Do you have anything, photo etc.
And if this is the same man do you know what his connection was up this way?

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well spotted Mark.
I visited the memorial many years ago just to see if Robert was commemorated there.


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Derek,

Thanks for that, absolutely superb. It is so good to be back.

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek,

I forgot to ask - are you able to provide details of the newspaper and the date this piece appeared in it. Cheers.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I previously posted that a victim of the Iolaire tragedy is commemorated here. This is the newspaper extract;

THE STRATHEARN HERALD: 11.01.1919
AUCHTERARDER VICTIM OF THE STORNAWAY DISASTER


On Friday last week, Mrs D. B. Ramsay, 2 Townhead, Auchterarder, received intimation from the Admiralty that her husband, Seaman David Bisset Ramsay, had been drowned throuth the foundering of H.M.Y. Iolaire at Stornaway on New Year's morning. Seaman Ramsay was a native of Carnoustie, and had been engaged in the whaling industry all his life till called up as an R.N.R. man at the outbreak of war. He was a harpooner on 'The Morning' (Captain Adamson). He was home in Auchterarder on Christmas leave, and only left on the 27th December. Deceased, who was a keen Freemason, leaves a widow and four young children. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon to Auchterarder Cemetery. A bearer party, consisting of two Naval men and four sergeants of the Black Watch, carried the coffin, which was covered with the Union Jack, to the hearse. An escort party of Volunteers, servicemen, both home and colonial, and returned prisoners of war, under the command of Lieutenant M'Beth, preceeded the hearse to the cemetery. A short service was conducted in the house, and at the graveside by the Rev. Norman M'Kenzie, M.A., St. Andrew's U.F. Church, and the 'Last Post' was sounded by Sergeant David Riddoch, R.G.A.

* ALSO COMMEMORATED ON BARRY (CARNOUSTIE) WAR MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: EADIE
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 40
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 3/4011
Additional information: Son of James and Margaret Hurry Eadie, of Auchterarder, Perthshire; Husband of Catherine Gow Eadie, of 77, Stewart Rd. Falkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. H. 3.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE


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THE STRATHEARN HERALD; 06.11.1915
AUCHTERARDER SOLDIER KILLED

Information has been received that Private Alexander Eadie, 9th Black Watch, was killed in the advance of 25th September. Private Eadie was the eldest son of the late Mr James Eadie, slater, Auchterarder. He was married and resided in Falkirk.
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Unveiled by Sir Robert Moncrieffe on 20th November 1921
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Archibald, James. Pte. 1/6th Black Watch
Bayne, Alexander. L/Cpl. " " "
Cairns, Henry H. Pte. " " "
Cairns, William K. C.S.M. " " "
Cairns, William. Pte. " " "
Clark, Alexander. Pte. " " "
Dewar, John. Pte. " " "
Dow, James. Cpl. " " "
Eadie, John. Pte. " " "
Gardiner, James. Cpl. " " "
Gibbon, Allan, L/Cpl. " " "
Haldane, R. P. Lieut. " " "
Hally, John. Capt. " " "
Hutchison, Andrew, L/Cpl. " " "
Hutchison, Dav. Alex. Cpl. " " "
Jamieson, John D. Pte. " " "
Kaye, John Brown. Pte. " " "
Mason, William. Pte. " " "
Manning, Michael. Pte. " " "
Menzies, Alexander. Pte. " " "
McGlashan, John. Cpl. " " "
McIntosh, Alexander. L/Cpl. " " "
McIntyre, James. Pte. " " "
McKenzie, James. Pte. " " "
McLaren, John S. Pte. " " "
Nicol, Robert. Pte. " " "
Riddoch, Robert. Pte. " " "
Ross, Thomas R. Pte. " " "
Sinclair, Eben. Imrie. Pte. " " "
Stewart, Malcolm. L/Cpl. " " "
Walker, Henry. Cpl. " " "
Watson, William. Pte. " " "
Watters, Duncan. D.C.M. (Distinguished Conduct Medal) Sgt. " " "
Wilkie, Thomas. Pte. " " "
Wilson, John. Pte. " " "
Laing, George. Pte. 8th " "
Somerville, John. Pte " "
Eadie, Alexander. Pte. 11th " "
Herd, David. Pte. " " "
Hepburn, William. Pte. 1/7th " "
Porter, Robert. Pte. 4/5th " "
Young, James R. L/Cpl. 2nd " "
Donaldson, William. Bdr. R.F.A.
McKay, Alexander. Pte. 8th Gordon Highrs.
Alexander, James. Pte. 7th Cameron Highrs.
Graeme, L. O. Lt.Col C.M.G. (Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael & St. George) 1st Cameron Highrs.
Moore, Joseph B. Pte. 6th Cameron Highrs.
Archibald, Donald. Pte. 11th Arg. & Suth. Highrs.
Kay, John. Pte. 8th " " "
Walker, John. Pte. Buck. Hussars
Haxton, John. Pte. A.S.C.
Innes, Alexander. Pte. 10th Mach. Gun Corps
Nicol, William. Cpl. 1st A.M. R.A.F.
Sharp, George. Sgt. 16th Australians
Sharp, Duncan. 2nd Lieut. 11th "
Wylie, James. Pte. 3rd "
Stewart, Hugh John. S.O.M.S. 2nd Aus. Lte. Hre.
Burgh-Smeaton, Jack. Cadet. 27th Canadians
Doig, David John. Cpl. 79th "
Doig, James. Pte. 137th "
Newlands, Peter. Cpl. 13th "
Salmond, W.M. McIntosh. Pte. For. Corps "
Steel, John T. Sgt. A. & S.H. "
Ramsay, David Bisset. Ldg. Seaman. R.N.R.
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