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Keptie



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Wellshill Cemetery PERTH Reply with quote

Received information from Iain Anderson, Regional Supervisor Scotland CWGC that headstones are to be placed at the graves of casualties now listed under the CWGC . The CWGC headstones are to be erected next week .

The names of these casualties are:

Pte DH Duncan, Cameron Highlanders death date of 18 th December1919.

Pte M G Gillespie, Scottish Horse, death date 4 March 1917

Staff Sgt R T Henderson , Royal Army Service Corps death date 29 December 1918

Pte Husband , The Black Watch death date 21 September 1917


Also placing a Pedestral Marker in front of a family memorial which is no longer adequate in Perth Wellshill Cemetery :

Pte W Sword , The Black Watch death date 3 May 1918
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Wellshill Cemetery Perth Reply with quote

A few months ago Iain Anderson , Regional Supervisor Scotland of the CWGC informed me that the Commission had erected in this Wellshill Cemetery Perth a headstone to

Second Lieutenant A D MUIR, The Black Watch , death date of 12 April 1917 , aged 30 years .

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Wellshill Cemetery Perth Reply with quote

These casualties have just recently been confirmed as CWGC casualties under the Commission requirements and their graves would appear to have not been marked by any family headstone .

I thank Mark Duffy and Jim ( from Aberdeenshire ) for their researching to prove the 2nd Lt AD Muir , BW casualty and who a few months ago had a commission headstone erected at his previously unmarked grave. These other casualties are from Monday 11 July 2011 will have their Commission headstone marker at their graves so that visitors to the cemetery and relatives too can visit their family member of the Great War buried in Scottish soil .



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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These casualties have just recently been confirmed as CWGC casualties under the Commission requirements...........


A common misunderstanding.
CWGC do not confirm the deceassed as war dead between the relevant dates. This duty falls to the relevant military authority in each country of the former Empire and it's Dominions. In these Perth cases - MOD - Army were involved.

Once that is done CWGC are tasked under their Royal Charter to commemorate the casualty in The Debt of Honour Register and on an individual headstone or Memorial, as appropriate.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC are proposing to erect headstones in various cemeteries. See
http://www.cwgc.org/news-events/news/appeal-for-relatives.aspx

One is for
Private M2/18320 Charles Stewart Robertson Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery.

ROBERTSON, CHARLES STEWART
Rank:Private
Service No:M2/18320
Date of Death:13/11/1918
Age:38
Regiment/Service:Army Service Corps
621 Coy.
Grave ReferenceWellshill 2664
CemeteryPERTH (WELLSHILL) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Charles Stewart Robertson and Mary Robertson, of Glencarse, Perthshire; husband of Hellen Robb Robertson.



N.B.
Recent research has shown that Private Robertson is buried here. The Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: M2/183820 Pte. Charles S. Robertson, 621 Coy., A.S.C Reply with quote

Ken

Charles S Robertson was " found " by Mark Duffy and the case accepted by MOD on 27th Aug 2011

See details here
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6111&mforum=warmemscot
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just run across this sad story on the Great War Forum
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/222623-belgian-soldier-died-in-scotland/

DE CRA, OCTAAF MARCEL CORNEEL
Rank: Sergeant
Date of Death: 22/12/1914
Regiment/Service: Belgian Army
Grave Reference: Grave A(P2) 630.
Cemetery: PERTH (WELLSHILL) CEMETERY

A wounded soldier staying at an auxiliary convalescent home at Duncrevie, Glenfarg, was accidentally shot by a comrade during a rabbit hunt.
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