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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname: SPENCER
Forenames/Initials: Ian Frank
Rank: Cpl
Service: Royal Marines
Service Number: P032324V
Ship/Unit: 45 Cdo RM
Place of Birth/Home Town: Clevedon, Somerset
Date of Birth: 10 December 1955
Age: 26
Date of Death: 12 June 1982
Cemetery Name: Western Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Arbroath
Grave Row: D
Grave Number: 61
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes



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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname: WATTS
Forenames/Initials: Laurence George
Rank: Cpl
Service: Royal Marines
Service Number: P032593N
Ship/Unit: 42 Cdo RM
Place of Birth/Home Town: Watford, Herts
Date of Birth: 12 February 1955
Age: 27
Date of Death: 12 June 1982
Cemetery Name: Western Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Arbroath
Grave Row: D
Grave Number: 62
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes



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Keptie



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Location: Letham Forfar angus

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Arbroath Western Cemetery: Lt PW Anderson Reply with quote

The above mentioned Headstone to
Lieutenant Patrick Wright ANDERSON , 8th ( Service) Bn The Black Watch, 10th ( Service) Bn The Black Watch , & 18 Sqn RFC & RAF who was the eldest son of the late Patrick Wright Anderson, accounant , of 43 Hill Street, Arbroath . Prior to the outbreak of the Great War he was a Maths /Science student at the University College ,Dundee and a Corporal in the St Andrews Uni O TC . He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into the 8th (Service )Bn Black Watch along with 2nd Lieutenant William Stewart Robertson from Broughty Ferry & St Andrews University . Both were appointed Lieutenants in the 10th ( Service) Bn The Black Watch . Lieut Anderson was appointed Bombing Instructor of the 26th Div in France and for a short time in Salonika prior to returning to operational duties with his Battalion . Lt W S Robertson MC 10 Black Watch att 4/5 Black Watch was killed in action in France on 9 Sept 1916 .

Lieutenant P W Anderson was an Observer in DH4 with 18 Sqn RAF on 27 June 1918 and he was seriously wounded to the stomach and thigh over Flanders . He spent months in military hospitals in England ( Eaton Sqn London, & Swanage) and discharged home to Arbroath . Arrived Arbroath Railway station by Ambulance Train on Armistice Day 1919 and he died of his serious wounds in the Arbroath Infirmary on 2 November 1921 . He is not classed as a Casualty of the War by the CWGC as he died after their cut off date of 31 August 1921 .

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although Marines Laurence Watts and Ian Spencer both died on the same day in June 1982 in the Falkland Islands they have different headstones. I wonder why that is? Is it because they served in different units?

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