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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:29 pm    Post subject: Abercrombie Old Chapelyard Reply with quote



Abercrombie Old Chapelyard is located in a small wood on the edge of the Balcaskie Estate.

Travelling North on the B942 turn right onto a farm track opposite the turning for Abercrombie village.
The church is at the end of this track; at the time of our visit vehicular access was not possible.

There is one CWGC Headstone within the ruins of the church.

25/08/16 Access to the church ruin is via a locked gate; we are currently trying to arrange access.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Anstruther, Robert Edward. M.C. Croix de Guerre with palms. Reply with quote

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Name: Robert Edward Anstruther
Age: 31
Date of Death: Friday 22 July 1921
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Honours/Awards: Military Cross and Croix de Guerre with Palms
Cemetery/Memorial: Abercrombie Old Chapelyard Grave Reference: Grave within Abercrombie Old Chapel Ruin.

Additional Info. Only son of Lt-Col. Sir Ralph William Anstruther and Mildred Harriet. Husband of Margeurite Lily Blanche.
From the Scotsman Newspaper 25th of July 1921 "The death is reported from Nordrach-on-Dee of Captain Robert E. Anstruther, M.C., 1st Black Watch, only son of Sir Ralph W. Anstruther, Bart., of Balcaskie, Fife. On leaving Eton, Captain Anstruther went to Sandhurst, where he carried off the Sword of Honour, the highest award of the college. He obtained a commission in the 1st Black Watch. In August 1914 he went to France, and was wounded at the Battle of the Aisne, when he became one of the first recipients of the Military Cross. He rejoined his battalion in Flanders in January 1915, and was again wounded at Messines. After a long convalescence he was engaged on home service, but active service in the field was his one desire, and again he returned to France in September 1916, where, in command of the 8th Battalion, he was again seriously wounded in June 1917 on the Arras front. On restoration to health he was on service in Ireland and elsewhere. After the Armistice he returned to his old battalion. He was married in the spring of 1919 to Miss de Burgh, daughter of the late Hugo de Burgh, of Ballinapierce, Ireland, and was stationed in Kent. Some months ago he was obliged to seek treatment at Nordrach, but all medical skill proved unavailing, and he died there. His last days were brightened by the birth on 13th June of a son and heir."
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:50 pm    Post subject: Smith, David Reply with quote



Name: David Smith
Age: 38
Date of Death: Friday 03 October 1919
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 8th Bn. transf. to (382411) 828th Area Employment Coy. Labour Corps
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. S/20455
Cemetery/Memorial: Anstruther Easter Churchyard Grave Reference: Near North-West corner of Church.

Additional Info. Son of Walter and Mrs Charlotte Jamieson Smith. Husband of Magdalene Ford Smith of Tolbooth Wynd, Anstruther. Brother John also fell.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:51 pm    Post subject: Smith, John Jamieson Reply with quote



Name: John Jamieson Smith
Age: 34
Date of Death: Sunday 14 April 1918
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 7th Bn.
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. 310060
Cemetery/Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium Grave Reference: Panel 9.

Additional Info. Son of Walter and Mrs Charlotte Jamieson Smith. Brother David also fell.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:56 pm    Post subject: Anstruther, (Sir) Ralph Hugo . G.C.V.O, M.C. & D.L. (Fi Reply with quote



Name: (Sir) Ralph Hugo Anstruther
Age: 81
Date of Death: Sunday 19 May 2002
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Coldstream Guards 1941-1959
Unit/Ship/Squadron: Not Recorded
Honours/Awards: Grand Cross Victorian Order. Military Cross. Deputy Lieutenant (for Fife).
Service No. Not Applicable
Cemetery/Memorial: Abercrombie Old Chapelyard Grave Reference: Within the Grounds the Old Chapelyard

Additional Info. Son of Captain Robert Edward and Margeurite Lily Blanche Anstruther. Military Cross won in North Africa 1943; mentioned in dispatches in the Malaya campaign in 1950.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Anstruther, (Sir) Ralph William Reply with quote



Name: (Sir) Ralph William Anstruther
Age: 76
Date of Death: Sunday 30 September 1934
Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
Regiment/Service: Volunteer Battalion of Royal Highlanders
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 6th Fifeshire
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. Not Applicable
Cemetery/Memorial: Abercrombie Old Chapelyard Grave Reference: Within the Grounds the Old Chapelyard

Additional Info. Eldest son of Lt-Col. Sir Robert and Louisa Maria Chowne Anstruther. An officer in the Royal Engineers, 1877-90, serving in Egypt, 1883 and on the Bechuanaland expedition, 1884-85; later Lt-Col. commanding 6th Fifeshire Volunteer Battalion of Royal Highlanders and Hon. Col. of 6th/7th Battn.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:59 pm    Post subject: Latto, John Reply with quote

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Name: John Latto
Age: 38
Date of Death: Saturday 27 October 1923
Rank: Under Investigation
Regiment/Service: Under Investigation
Unit/Ship/Squadron: Under Investigation
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. Under Investigation
Cemetery/Memorial: Under Investigation

Additional Info. Husband of Annie Halfpenny. Son of John and Mary (Mackie) Latto.
Death Certificate gives cause of death as Shellshock (6 Years) and Drowning.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:00 pm    Post subject: Latto, Robert Reply with quote



Name: Robert Latto
Age: 36
Date of Death: Thursday 01 November 1923
Rank: Under Investigation
Regiment/Service: Under Investigation
Unit/Ship/Squadron: Under Investigation
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. Under Investigation
Cemetery/Memorial: Abercrombie Old Chapelyard

Additional Info. Husband of Annie MacDonald. Son of John and Mary (Mackie) Latto.
Death Certificate gives Cause of Death as a Fractured Skull having fallen twenty feet froma window.
Headstone was erected by the British Legion.
(Leading us to believe he was ex-forces)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Wilson, George B. Reply with quote



Name: George B. Wilson
Age: 62
Date of Death: Tuesday 09 April 1996
Rank: Wing Commander
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training)
Unit/Ship/Squadron: Not Known
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. Not Applicable
Cemetery/Memorial: Abercrombie Old Chapelyard

Additional Info. Husbandf of Sylvia Toolin.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:07 pm    Post subject: Anstruther, Robert Reply with quote



Name: Robert Anstruther
Age: 40
Date of Death: 14 Jan 1809
Rank: Brigadier General
Regiment/Service: British Army
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 42nd Regt.
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. Not Applicable
Cemetery/Memorial: Citadel of Corunna Grave Reference: N.E. Bastion

Additional Info. Husband of Charlotte Lucy Hamilton. Brigadier General Robert ANSTRUTHER eldest son of Sir Robert ANSTRUTHER, Bart, of Balcaskie 3 March 1768 14 January 1809 he served in the campaign of Flanders 1797 in the expedition to the Helder 1799 in Egypt 1800 where he acted as Quarter Master General to the army and at the Battle of Vimiera 1808 where he commanded a brigade, he died from fatigue consequently upon his exertions in bringing up the rear of the British Army in the retreat to Corunna, with great abilities in his profession he was also an elegant Writer, a profound Scholar and an accomplished gentleman, he was buried if the N.E. Bastion of the Citadel of Corunna where his friend and commander Sir John Moore in compliance with his own dying wish lies by his side.
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