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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: Buckie Reply with quote

Buckie - Moray District

The Buckie war memorial takes the form of a tall freestone pedestal of classical design with pillastered corners and cornice set on two low steps. The pedestal is surmounted with the bronze figurative group of a soldier and sailor by Birnie Rhind. The commemorations and names of the dead are listed on bronze tablets set into the faces of the pedestal.
The monument stands in Cluny Square, North West Quadrant.


Birnie Rhind was one of Scotlands great Victorian sculptors and was responsible for many Regimental memorials around Scotland. The heroic gesture of the Buckie memorial is very reminiscent of his many Boer War monuments. Many of the war memorials erected after the Great War featured sculptures of infantrymen but objections were occassionaly raised at the time as these monuments were intended to commemorate the men and women of all services who were killed. In at least three coastal towns, at Kinghorn in Fife, at Largs, and here at Buckie, the objections were overcome by commissioning a figurative group featuring a soldier and sailor.


Below is a photo of one of my old postcards from my collection.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: Rathven War Memorial Reply with quote

Jim's postcard shows the Buckie memorial in it's original location at the centre of the road crossing in Cluny Square.

Although located in the town of Buckie it serves as a memorial for the Parish of Rathven, which includes Buckie,

It was subsequently moved to it's present location (1970's??) due to increased traffic and concerns that it might be damaged.


Update Jan 2008


This shows the memorial and it's original site where the mini roundabout is now












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In Flanders fields.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:39 pm    Post subject: James Henderson, Scots Guards Reply with quote

Name: HENDERSON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 20/05/1918
Service No: 16298
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Henderson, of Hillhead, Drybridge, Buckie, Banffshire. Native of Tochieneal, Cullen, Banffshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 14.
Cemetery: BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Robert Henderson, R.G.A. Reply with quote

The brother of John Henderson, above, was recently accepted as a non comm by MOD/ CWGC.
Both are recorded on the family headstone at Cullen, now a war grave.

Robert was gassed in July 1917 and discharged in March 1918 having contracted TB in France. Cause of death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis .


Name: HENDERSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 62nd Siege Bty.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 24/07/1918
Service No: 58988
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Henderson, of Hillhead, Drybridge, Buckie, Banffshire. His brother, Pte. J. Henderson, 16298. Scots Guards, also died on service.
N.B.: Recent research has shown that Corporal Henderson is buried here.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Lair 9. Section 1
Cemetery: CULLEN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:16 am    Post subject: James Allan Reply with quote

James Allan A/cpl S/7799 2nd Seaforth Highlanders born Marnoch 25/06/1890 enlisted Elgin Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 01-Jul-16 Son of James Allan & Maggie Howitt or Allan, 6 Cathedral St; Buckie, Banffshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour : Page 4 Occ: Constable. Joined 1913. Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1890 Plot I Row G Grave 39 BA 24-8-16 6/1 & 14-6-17 5/2 FG 30-8-16 3/2 Buckie & Elgin

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:31 am    Post subject: William Allan Reply with quote

William Allan Pte 265088 6th Gordon Highlanders born Huntly enlisted Buckie Killed in Action F & F 21-Mar-18 Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject: James Badenoch Reply with quote

James Badenoch L/Stoker 296586 Royal Navy HMS Cressy born Aberdeen 21/06/1876 Age 40 Died At Sea 22-Sep-14 Son of George and Jessie Badenoch, of Buckie, Banffshire. (R.F.R. CH. B.9396) NoK: Brother: J 5, Seabank Rd, Tranmere, Birkenhead. Occ Farm Servant. Chatham Naval Memorial M. R. 01 Panel 4 BA 15-10-14 6/4 & 22-10-14 4/4: Photo

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Lewis Drummond Barber Reply with quote

Lewis Drummond Barber Pte 2034 1st Highland Light Infantry born Forgue enlisted Aberdeen residence Buckie Age 33 Killed in Action Mesopotamia 04-Dec-16 Son of John Barber, Chapel Park, Forgue. Husband of Mary Mitchell, Blackford, Rothienorman. The War Book of Turriff & 12 Miles Round : Page 304 : Occ : Farm Servant. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq Iraq 5 Plot XXXI Row F Grave 18 Auchterless Buckie & Forgue
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:35 am    Post subject: Rome Birnie Reply with quote

Rome Birnie PO CZ/2623 Royal Naval Division Collingwood Bn RNVR born Fraserburgh 24/06/1889 Age 25 Killed in Action Gallipoli 04-May-15 Father, John Birnie, at 5 Yardie, Buckie, Banffshire. 1901 Census 164 Buckie 6/109 23 Admiralty St : Mother Ellen Rome. Occ: Cooper. MI: Bu1167. Helles Memorial, Turkey M. R. 04 Panel 8 to 15 BA 24-6-15 1/1

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:36 am    Post subject: William Birnie Reply with quote

William Rome Birnie Pte 7680 1st Gordon Highlanders born Rathven enlisted Dunfermline Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 13-Apr-15 Son of John Birnie, Cooper, 5 Yardie, Buckie, Banffshire. 1901 Census 164 Buckie 6/109 23 Admiralty St : Mother Ellen Rome. Lived in Buffalo, USA. Brother of Rome who also died in 1915. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 BA 22-4-15 1/1

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:37 am    Post subject: Alexander Black Reply with quote

Alexander Black Lt 10th Canadian Inf (Alberta Regt) born Buckie, Banffshire 08/12/1877 enlisted Valcartier Age 39 Killed in Action F & F 09-Apr-17 Son of William & Annie Black, 3 Marine Pl; Buckie, Banffshire. Mother NoK at Garden Lane. Occ: Marine Engineer. Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St Eloy Fr 0068 Plot V Row C Grave 27 BA 19-4-17 5/2 BA 26-4-176/4: Photo & 7-6-17 5/4

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:38 am    Post subject: James Bonnyman Reply with quote

James George Bonnyman Pioneer 129667 Royal Engineers born Enzie, Banffshire enlisted Edinburgh Killed in Action F & F 14-Jul-16 Lived at Dykehead, Clochan. Son of Peter & Mary Bonnyman. Formerly S/13732, Gordon Highrs. 4th Battn., Spec. Bde., R.E. Berles Position Military Cemetery Fr 0503 Row D Grave 8 BA 24-8-16 5/5

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Henry Bowie Reply with quote

Henry Bowie Pte 1673 6th Gordon Highlanders born Rathen enlisted Buckie Agee 37 Killed in Action F & F 25-Sep-15 Husband of Elizabeth Bowie, 22 Wilson's Lane, Buckpool, Buckie, Banffshire. Occ: Cooper. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 BA 7-10-15 6/4

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:40 am    Post subject: James Bowie Reply with quote

James Bowie Trimmer Cook 461TC HM Drifter Morning Star IV RNR born Buckie, Banffshire 02/11/1896 Age 20 Died At Sea 14-Jun-17 NoK: Father: George Kynoch Bowie, 5, James Street, Buckie, Banff. Mother Mary Cowie. BA 26-7-17 5/3: Photo. CWGC has Kilgariffe Church of Ireland Churchyard. Ancestry has Clonskilly Parish Graveyard, Clonskilly In near left part BA 21-6-17 5/5 6/4 & 12-7-17 BS 12-7-17 6/1

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: John Bowie Reply with quote

John Bowie Engineman 3156ES HM Drifter Morning Star IV RNR born Buckie, Banffshire 10/08/1887 Age 30 Died At Sea 14-Jun-17 NoK: Father: George Kynoch Bowie, 5, James Street, Buckie, Banff. Mother Mary Cowie. BA 26-7-17 5/3: Photo. NoK: Widow: Mary (nee Thomson) Rodger, 37 Gordon St; Buckie. CWGC has Kilgariffe Church of Ireland Churchyard. Ancestry has Clonskilly Parish Graveyard, Clonskilly In near left part BA 21-6-17 5/5 6/4 & 12-7-17 6/4

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