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FortyTwa



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Menmuir Parish Church Reply with quote

Menmuir Parish Church, nr Brechin, Angus

Disused kirk in tiny rural village

NO 534 644

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A real 'band of brothers' from a tiny community, all killed in action









CWGC records

Name: TAYLOR, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/4755
Additional information: Son of Benjamin Taylor, of Burnside of Balzeordie, Menmuir, Brechin, Forfarshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 115 to 119.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: TAYLOR
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/11/1916
Service No: 3580
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 17.
Cemetery: MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL

Name: TAYLOR, BENJAMIN
Initials: B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 10/04/1918
Service No: S/41354
Additional information: Son of Benjamin Taylor, of Burnside, Balzeordie. Menmuir. Forfarshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 7.
Cemetery: LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY

SNWM records

Surname TAYLOR
Firstname Alexander
Service Number S/4755
Date Death 25/09/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Menmuir Forfarshire
Other 9th Bn.
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Surname TAYLOR
Firstname George
Service Number 3580
Date Death 09/11/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Montrose
Other 5th Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Surname TAYLOR
Firstname Benjamin
Service Number S/41354
Date Death 10/04/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Menmuir Forfarshire
Other 6th Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very, very hard to decipher due to lichen growth on marble stone and weathered lead lettering. Almost missed it entirely.



CWGC record

Name: ANDERSON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Unit Text: 47th Bn.
Date of Death: 03/09/1918
Service No: 425519
Additional information: Son of Alexander Anderson, of Tigerton, Menmuir, Brechin, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 13.
Cemetery: LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT

Not on SNWM database, as far as I can find
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





CWGC record

Name: GARVIE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Cavalry Machine Gun Sqn.
Unit Text: 17th
Age: 26
Date of Death: 12/10/1918
Service No: 108239
Additional information: Son of Robert and Jessie Garvie, of Lummington Farm, Menmuir, Brechin, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XIV. C. 40.
Cemetery: ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Captain William Erskine Scott Erskine, Royal Warwickshire Regt, died 20/11/34. Son-in-law of General E Dandridge, Indian Army
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