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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The war memorial is an ancient cross in the village square, bearing the date 1458 and with the lion rampant and other heraldic shields at the top. The names of the war dead have been added to it.

Abernethy Round Tower can be seen in the background.
This ancient slim Irish Celtic round tower (one of only two to survive in Scotland - the other is in Brechin) was probably built towards the end of the 11th century. It was in this Perthshire town when King Malcolm III knelt in feudal submission to William the Conqueror in 1072, only six years after the Norman lord had conquered England.
The tower is 74 feet high and was used both as a watch tower and as a shelter for the monks from the local monastery.


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Unveiled by Dr. RW Seton Watson of Aytoun - June 19th 1920.

Listed category B by Historic Scotland 5th October 1971.
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WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
ARTHUR JAMES NEW ZEALANDERS PRIVATE
BERRY JOHN ROYAL SCOTS COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR
CLARK CHARLES MACHINE GUN CORPS PRIVATE
CLARK JOHN SCOTTISH RIFLES PRIVATE
CLOW GEORGE R. BLACK WATCH SECOND LIEUTENANT
CORRALL WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
DALRYMPLE M. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
DAVIDSON ALEXANDER S. ROYAL SCOTS CORPORAL
DOBBIE DAVID ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
DOBBIE JOHN ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY GUNNER
DONALDSON WILLIAM ROYAL NAVY ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE
EDMISTON WILLIAM ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GRAY JOHN M. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS PRIVATE MOTOR TRANSPORT
HAGGART DAVID SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT
HAGGART JAMES BLACK WATCH SECOND LIEUTENANT
KELLY WILLIAM BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
LESLIE ALEXANDER ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT MECHANIC
MACALISTER WILLIAM SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCNAUGHTON HENRY ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
MILLAR ROBERT BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
MITCHELL WALTER HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
REID JOHN ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
RUTHERFORD HARRY CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SANDILANDS JAMES KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
SAUNDERS JACK ROYAL WARWICKS PRIVATE
SCOBIE JOHN SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
SCOTLAND JAMES AUSTRALIANS CORPORAL A.I.F.
SCOTT DAVID ROYAL NAVY ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE
SCOTT PETER ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE
WRENCH WILLIAM G. AUSTRALIANS PRIVATE A.I.F.



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
CAMPBELL ALEXANDER ARMY CATERING CORPS CORPORAL
DOUGALL GEORGE S. ROYAL NAVY LEADING STOKER
GILMOUR GEORGE ROYAL ENGINEERS SAPPER
GRAHAM IAN M. ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN
MITCHELL ANDREW BLACK WATCH PRIVATE 6TH BATTALION R.H.
PANTON JAMES A. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE 5TH BATTALION H.L.I.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 22.06.1921

ABERNETHY’S HEROES HONOURED

BEAUTIFUL MERCAT CROSS UNVEILED

DR SETON WATSON AND “PEACE MIND”
THOUGHTFUL ADRESS


The beautiful Mercat Cross, a description of which appeared in Saturday’s ‘P.A.’, which has been erected in the Market Place of Abernethy, in memory of the soldiers of the burgh and parish who fell in the Great War, was unveiled in the presence of a crowd of people by Dr R. W. Seton Watson of Ayton, on Sunday afternoon. Prior to the unveiling ceremony an impressive service was held in the Parish Church, at which Rev. George M’Dougall, the parish minister, officiated. At the conclusion, the large congregation which attended the service adjourned to the memorial, and the unveiling ceremony was performed by Dr Seton Watson.

In doing so, Dr Seton Watson said that one sometimes heard criticism on the almost universal practice throughout the country in erecting local war monuments, but surely it was a thoroughly sound and natural instinct to do so, for it was a living proof that the Great War through which they had just passed was different from all other wars in history in that it did not leave a single village or house or family untouched, and still more because its winning was not the work of one district or class or section of the community, but of the whole nation making its supreme effort shoulder to shoulder. And so it was absolutely right that, where they were able, they should commemorate those individual efforts which made up the sum total what for good and for ill was probably the greatest national effort that this or any other country had made. He did not say that in any boasting sense or in order to suggest that it was Britain alone that won the war. On the contrary, to his mind, the greatest thing in the war, perhaps their greatest lesson from it, was that no one country could claim the victory for itself, but each ally, in its own way contributed something without which the total effort would have been failure, not success. And just in the wider sense of international politics, co-operation between nations with a common ideal saved them in war, and could alone save them in peace, so at home the effort of the men of Abernethy to whom they were doing honour that day, and their co-operation with many thousands of other small and large communities, were needed to achieve that result, and no one could ever say what turned the final scale, and whose effort could have been left out. There was unhappily a third point in which the Great War differed from all others. It took the very best of the nation’s manhood to an extent unknown before. They, who were only the milk after the cream had been skimmed off it, had a duty to those who were gone, and he would only hope that that memorial would always serve to remember them of that duty.

The men who fell paid for the failure of their own generation, and the generation of their fathers, to prepare for war and to forestall it by studying and removing the points of danger. At a hideous sacrifice they won the Great War, and they left to the survivors the far more difficult task of winning the peace, a task which would last for the lives of all of them, however long they might live. They had left to them the solemn obligation of cultivating the “Peace Mind” - for peace, like war, comes by preparation and hard work. By “Peace Mind” he did not mean some vague or sloppy pacifism which was too often in the daily press that only sport mattered.

By “Peace Mind” he meant a resolve by each and all of them, in his or her sphere, to fight the state of mind which looked upon war as inevitable and so help towards forming a public opinion which would prevent fresh wars and promote understanding between the nations. They must never shut their eyes to hard facts, they must be ready to fight again if there is no other way, but their dead would have died in vain if they accepted the heathen and essentially anti-Christian view that war was an incurable evil. That was a material view which meant the bankruptcy of the human race.

The real hope of today lay with the children and it lay with them to give them a new sense of citizenship, a belief in the possibility of building up a new world, of co-operation between classes and between nations. But they could not build for the future unless they knew something of the past and he hoped he would be permitted, as a student of history, to express the hope that more attention would be paid in the future to the study of history, and of foreign countries, so when the next great crisis came, public opinion would be well informed and vigilant, not ignorant and taken by surprise and paying for its ignorance in blood and treasure. The study would keep them true to their national traditions and yet make them eager for sound democratic progress. These thirty men who made the supreme sacrifice, held true to the old traditions of Abernethy, of Perthshire, of Scotland, of Britain and the Empire. “God save the King and God defend the People” were the closing words of Dr Seton.

Thereafter the “Last Post” was sounded by a bugler from the Queen’s Barracks, Perth, and at the end of the proceedings a number of beautiful floral tributes were laid at the foot of the cross be relatives of the fallen and others.

The names of the fallen, which were contained on a bronze tablet set in the cross, were as follows:- JAMES ARTHUR, JOHN BERRY, JOHN CLARK, CHARLES CLARK, GEORGE R. CLOW, WILLIAM CORRALL, ALEX. S. DAVIDSON, MICHAEL DALRYMPLE, JOHN DOBBIE, DAVID DOBBIE, WILLIAM DONALDSON, WILLIAM EDMISTON, JOHN GRAY, JAMES HAGGART, DAVID HAGGART, WILLIAM KELLY, ALEXANDER LESLIE, ROBERT MILLAR, WALTER MITCHELL, WILLIAM MACALISTER, HENRY M’NAUGHTON, JOHN REID, HARRY RUTHERFORD, JAMES SANDILANDS, JACK SAUNDERS, JOHN SCOBIE, JAMES SCOTLAND, DAVID SCOTT, PETER SCOTT, WILLIAM G. WRENCH.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES ARTHUR
Private
2nd Battalion,Canterbury Regiment,New Zealand Expeditionary Force
KIA 1/10/1916
Age 30
Service No 6/3610
Son of John Arthur,Kirk Wynd,Abernethy
CATERPILLAR VALLEY(NEW ZEALAND)MEMORIAL


JOHN BERRY
Company Sergeant Major
15th Field Company,Royal Engineers
KIA 27/5/1918
Age 35
Service No 410113
Son of George & Eliza Berry,51 Taylor`s Lane,Dundee.Husband of Helen Murray Berry,Main Street,Abernethy
SOISSONS MEMORIAL


CHARLES CLARK
Private
55th Battalion,Machine Gun Corps
KIA 3/9/1918
Age 26
Service No 122945
Son of the late James&Catherine Clark of Abernethy
PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY VI.A.5



GEORGE ROBERT CLOW
2nd Lieutenant
9th Battalion,Black Watch(Royal Highland Regiment)
KIA 17/3/1916
Son of Annie Clow,Struan House,Abernethy and the late Robert
LOOS MEMORIAL Panel 78 to 83


WILLIAM CORRAL
Private
4/5th Battalion,Black Watch(Royal Highland Regiment)
KIA 31/7/1917
Service No 240188
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Panel 37



MICHAEL STORRAR DALRYMPLE
Private
2nd Detachment,Army Cyclist Corps
KIA 22/6/1917
Age 22
Service No 4376
Son of Robert&Margaret Dalrymple,Bett Cottage,Abernethy
DICKEBUSH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION III.D.29



ALEXANDER S DAVIDSON
Corporal
1st Volunteer Battalion,Royal Scots
KIA 16/8/1918
Service No v/597958
ABERNETHY CHURCHYARD 313


DAVID D DOBBIE
Private
11th Battalion,Royal Scots
KIA 7/5/1917
Service No 40162
ARRAS MEMORIAL Bay1&2


WILLIAM EDMISTON
Private
1st/6th Battalion,Argyll&Sutherland Highlanders
KIA 23/5/1915
Age 20
Service No 3296
Son of William&Christina Edmiston,High Street,Abernethy
RUE-DES-BERCEAUX MILITARY CEMETERY,RICHEBOURG-L`AVOUE
I.A.20



JOHN M GRAY
Private
Motor Transport,Army Service Corps
KIA 18/11/1917
Age 38
Service No M2/192555
Son of Mr&Mrs Gray,Aberargie.Husband of Janet Gray,Main Street,Abernethy
ABERNETHY CHURCHYARD 834
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAVID HAGGART
Lieutenant
3rd Battalion,Seaforth Highlanders
KIA 14/6/1918
Age 24
Son of Mr&Mrs Andrew Haggart,Earndale,Abernethy
RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY K.36


JAMES HAGGART
2nd Lieutenant
4th Battalion, Black Watch(Royal Highland Regiment)
attached 14th Battalion(Fife&Forfar Yeomanry)
KIA 3/1/1918
Brother of David
RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY G.20


WILLIAM KELLY
Private
1st Battalion,Black Watch(Royal Highland Regiment)
KIA 18/10/1918
Age 21
Service No s/13347
Son of James&Jane Robertson Kelly,Mill House,Aberargie.Born at Dron.
LA VALLEE-MULATRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION A.3


ALEXANDER M LESLIE
Serjeant
31st Training Depot Station,Royal Air Force
Died 13/10/1918
Service No 3358
ABERNETHY CHURCHYARD 265


WILLIAM MACALISTER
Private
8th Battalion,Seaforth Highlanders
KIA 25/9/1915
Service No s/6524
LOOS MEMORIAL Panel 112 to 115


JAMES ALEXANDER SCOTLAND
Corporal
14th Field Company,Australian Engineers
KIA 27/10/1917
Age 26
Service No 7057
Son of John&Anna Maria Hutton Scotland,Ferryfield Hotel,Abernethy
MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY III.J.33


WILLIAM GARRICK WRENCH
Private
3rd battalion,Australian Infantry
KIA 8/11/1917
Age 30
Service No 1107
Son of William Glass Wrench and Elizabeth Mathison Grant Wrench.Native of Abernethy
YPRES(MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Panel 7-17-23-25-27-29-31


JOHN SCOBIE
Lance Corporal
B Company,8th Battalion,Seaforth Highlanders
KIA 22/8/1917
Age 30
Service No s/21634
Son of Mr&Mrs James Scobie,Main Street,Abernethy
TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 132-135 and 162a



DAVID SCOTT
Ship`s Steward 2nd Class
Mercantile Marine Reserve,HMS Chepstow
Died 17/10/1918
Age 33
Service No 968193
Son of the late George Scott&Janet Taylor Scott.Born at Abernethy.
ABERNETHY CHURCHYARD 90


JAMES SANDILANDS
Private
7th/8th Battalion,Kings Own Scottish Borderers
KIA 27/3/1917
Age 21
Service No 28711
Son of John&Janet Sandilands,The Knowes,Abernethy
ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY XXII.D.20A


HARRY RUTHERFORD
Private
2nd Battalion,Cameron Highlanders
Died 10/12/1918
Service No s/11818
ABERNETHY CHURCHYARD 955


WALTER MITCHELL
Private
2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry
KIA 24/3/1918
Age 34
Service No 39230
Son of Walter Mitchell of Abernethy
DELSEAUX FARM CEMETERY,BEUGNY II.A.3(buried near here)


PETER SCOTT
Private
12th Battalion,Royal Scots
died 28/2/1919
Age 28
Service No 15006
Son of Mary Scott,Aberargie and the late Peter
ABERNETHY CHURCHYARD 345


JOHN DOBBIE
Gunner
"D"Battery,84th Brigade,Royal Field Artillery
KIA 19/7/1917
Service No 109200
BLEUET FARM CEMETERY I.G.7


JOHN CLARK
WILLIAM DONALDSON
HENRY MACNAUGHTON
ROBERT BLACK MILLAR
JOHN REID
JACK SAUNDERS

Not identified so far
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: WW2 Reply with quote

GEORGE SOMMERVILLE DOUGALL
Leading Stoker
HMS GLORIOUS,Royal Navy
KIA 8/6/1940
Service No D/KX 81603
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Panel 40 Column 3


GEORGE GILMOUR
Sapper
36 Fortress Company,Royal Engineers
KIA 10/10/1943
Age 26
Service No 1874644
Son of Mr&Mrs George Gilmour of Abernethy
CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY 9.D.1


IAN MAURICE GRAHAM
Able Seaman
HMS NORTHNEY,Royal Navy
KIA 10/7/1943
Age 20
Service No C/JX 254147
Son of Alice Graham of Abernethy
SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY,SICILY III.C.13


JAMES ARCHIBALD PANTON
Private
5th Battalion,Highland Light Infantry(City of Glasgow Regiment)
JIA 30/12/1944
Age 20
Service No 14563436
BRUNSSUM WAR CEMETERY IV.131


FREDRICK DONALDSON
Corporal
7th Battalion,Black Watch(RHR)
KIA 16/3/1943
Age 23
Service No 2757610
Son of Fred&Christina Donaldson of Abernethy
SFAX WAR CEMETERY III.C.10



PETER ARUNDELL HAY NEAVE
Flying Officer(Pilot)
2 Squadron,RAF Volunteer Reserve
died 11/11/1943
Age 20
Son of Everard Reginald&Amy Charlotte Hay Neave of Newburgh
NEWBURGH CEMETERY WEST EXTENSION Section A 139


ALEXANDER CAMPBELL
ANDREW MITCHELL

Not identified so far


It is perhaps a little strange that Peter Hay Neave is not commemorated at Newburgh-possibly in the church there?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dalblair wrote:
ROBERT BLACK MILLAR


I think it should actually be Robert Millar, Black Watch

Thanks

Adam
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW1
I think that these are the remainder(almost!)

JOHN CLARK
Private
Cameronians(Scottish Rifles)
1st Battn
KIA 08/05/1918
Service No 41863
Born Abernethy
TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 68-70 and 162&162A

WILLIAM SMITH DONALDSON
Trimmer
Royal Naval Reserve
HM Trawler Limewold
KIA 23/01/1917
Age 20
Service No 593/DA
Son of Mrs Donaldson,45 Annfield Road,Dundee
MALTA(CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY PLOT 339

HENRY MCNAUGHTON
Private
Royal Scots
11th Battn(formerly 3091 Fife&Forfar Yeomanry)
KIA 08/11/1916
Service No 40205
Born Perth
ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION,ROUEN


ROBERT MILLAR
Private
Black Watch(Royal Highland Regiment)
14th Battn(formerly 3088 Fife&Forfar Yeomanry)
KIA 02/09/1918
Service No 345526
Born Abernethy
PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION III.D.11


JOHN SAUNDERS
Private
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1st Battn
KIA 26/05/1915
Age 35
Service No 9193
Husband of Mabel Violet Saunders,Kamesbank,5 Cathkin Avenue,Rutherglen. Born Perth
BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY VIII.A.47


Still cannot identify JOHN REID,Royal Scots.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW2

ALEXANDER TAYLOR CAMPBELL
Corporal
Army Catering Corps
KIA 26/12/1944
Age 34
Service No 1093843
Born Perthshire
HOTTON WAR CEMETERY VIII.E.10

Cannot identify ANDREW MITCHELL,6th Black Watch, with certainty
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:34 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 79659
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