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St Nicholas Churchyard, Aberdeen

 
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:34 am    Post subject: St Nicholas Churchyard, Aberdeen Reply with quote

St Nicholas Churchyard
Location: Union Street, Aberdeen
Google Maps Street View

I only wish I’d taken a photograph of the grand façade of this churchyard, you can see it on the GMSV link I’ve posted above. There is one CWGC gravestone in this cemetery which I couldn’t see, and there are some gravestones with a military inscription. I only had a brief look round and found three near the Union Street gate but there are probably more.

The current layout dates from 1829 but the actual graveyard dates back to medieval times.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

**Photograph required**

BAXTER, J
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Flying Fish."
Date of Death: 07/02/1917
Service No: 198024
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 410.
Cemetery: ABERDEEN (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KNOWLES, JOHN FORBES
Initials: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 05/05/1915
Service No: 2719
Additional information: Son of George and Janet Knowles, of 15, Richmond Hill Rd., Aberdeen. M.A.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 1.
Cemetery: WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major James MacKenzie of Glack
72nd Duke of Albany's Highlanders
Died at Burr in Rajpootanah, East Indies
5th March 1858 when on Field Service
Monument erected by his brother officers.

The 72nd Highlanders were on active service in the Indian Mutiny at this time.





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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surgeon Major William Simpson M.D.
71st Highland Light Infantry
Died at Murree, Punjab
3rd October 1864

He had served in the Crimea, Indian Mutiny and the Ambela Campaign on the North West Frontier in 1863



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An early casualty of a submarine attack...



CWGC record

KELMAN, ANDREW SKENE BISSET

Rank:Fourth Engineer
Trade:Jun.
Date of Death:23/03/1916
Age:24
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
S.S. "Minneapolis" (Belfast)
Memorial:TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Alexander Dalgethy Kelman and Mary Ann Kelman (nee Wilson), of 37, Thistle St., Aberdeen. Born at Aberdeen.

SNWM record

Surname KELMAN
Firstname A
Service Number
Date Death 23/03/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Aberdeen
Other
SNWM roll THE MERCANTILE MARINE
Rank Junior 4th Engr
Theatre of death "MINNEAPOLIS" 110515.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CWGC recorded family headstone



CWGC record

BAXTER, J

Rank:Petty Officer
Service No:198024
Date of Death: 07/02/1917
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy H.M.S. "Flying Fish."
Grave Reference D. 410.
Cemetery ABERDEEN (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD

SNWM record

Surname BAXTER
Firstname John
Service Number 198024
Date Death 07/02/1917
SNWM roll THE ROYAL NAVY
Rank Petty Officer
Theatre of death R.N. H.M.S. "FLYING FISH"
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



CWGC record

PIRIE, WILLIAM

Rank: Private
Service No: 76280
Date of Death: 07/06/1917
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 11th Bn. formerly Royal Engineers
Panel Reference Panel 39 and 41.
Memorial YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Elizabeth B. M. Coull, of 2, Park Rd., Aberdeen.

SNWM records

Surname PIRIE
Firstname William
Service Number 76280
Date Death 07/06/1917
Decoration
Place of birth St Nicholas Aberdeen
Other 11th Bn., formerly 10528, (H.F. Coy.), R.E.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Surname PIRIE
Firstname William
Service Number 10528
Date Death 07/06/1917
Decoration
Place of birth St Nicholas Aberdeen
Other latterly 76280, 11th Bn. The Sherwood Foresters.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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