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highgroundsman



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: SANDWICK CEMETERY,Orkney Reply with quote

The graves of 3 airmen lay in this small cemetery on the west side of the Orkney Mainland.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: BRIDGER Reply with quote

BRIDGER, DAVID BRUCE
D B
United Kingdom
Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
164 Sqdn.
21
23/08/1942
118156
Son of Alexander George and Adeline Bruce Bridger, of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Commonwealth War Dead
Sec. N. Grave 55.
SANDWICK CEMETERY, Orkney

P/O Bridger was killed in flying accident in Spitfire P9653 at RAF
Skeabrae,Orkney.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: COX Reply with quote

COX, HENRY MONCRIEFF
H M
United Kingdom
Sergeant (Pilot)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
253 Sqdn.
20
31/05/1941
961559
Son of Henry Moncrieff Cox and Flora Sylvia Cox; nephew of Arthur A. Smith, of Hampton Wick, Middlesex.
Commonwealth War Dead
Sec. N. Grave 59.
SANDWICK CEMETERY, Orkney

Sgt Cox was killed in a flying accident in Hurricane V7235 at Birsay,
Orkney.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: PAULEY Reply with quote

PAULEY, REGINALD HERMAN
R H
Canadian
Sergeant (Pilot)
Royal Canadian Air Force
124 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
20
24/09/1941
R/64817
Son of William F. Pauley and Emma W. Pauley, of Port Elgin, New Brunswick, Canada.
Commonwealth War Dead
Sec. N. Grave 57.
SANDWICK CEMETERY, Orkney

Sgt Pauley was killed in a flying accident in Spitfire X4108 at Rendal,
Orkney.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some fresh images from a recent visit




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St Peters Kirk, formerly Sandwick Parish Church. is now in the care of the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (the first to be so protected)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Family headstones



CWGC record

ALLAN, W C

Rank: Private
Service No:S/21388
Date of Death:15/04/1918
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference III. C. 4.
Cemetery CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of David and Margaret Allan, of Sandwick, Stromness, Orkney.

SNWM record

Surname ALLAN
Firstname William
Service Number S/21388
Date Death 15/04/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Sandwich Orkney
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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TAYLOR, G

Rank:Private
Service No:S/12873
Date of Death:03/05/1917
Age:30
Regiment/Service:Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference B. 25.
Cemetery ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of William Taylor, of Bain, Sandwick, Orkney.

SNWM record

Surname TAYLOR
Firstname George
Service Number S/12873
Date Death 03/05/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Sandwick Orkney
Other 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



CWGC record

YORSTON, JOHN WILLIAM

Rank:Private
Service No:S/13327
Date of Death:21/04/1917
Regiment/Service:Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference Panel 37 and 64.
Memorial BASRA MEMORIAL

SNWM record

Surname YORSTON
Firstname John William
Service Number S/13327
Date Death 21/04/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Rendale Orkney
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Persian Gulf.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local lad lost in the sinking of HMS Royal Oak



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MOAR, JAMES WILLIAM

Rank:Stoker 2nd Class
Service No:P/KX 95674
Date of Death:14/10/1939
Age:19
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. Royal Oak
Panel Reference Panel 35, Column 2.
Memorial PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Alfred Alex and Mary W. Moar, of Quoyloo, Stromness, Orkney.

SNWM record

Surname MOAR
Firstname James William
Service number P/KX95674
Date of death 14/10/1939
Decoration
Place of birth Kirkwall
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES
Rank Sto 2
Theatre of death R.N. H.M.S. Royal Oak. At Sea.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



CWGC record

SABISTON, JAMES ANDERSON

Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:22/08/1917
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 4th Bn. attd. 7th Bn. Cameron Highlanders
Panel Reference Panel 141 to 143 and 162.
Memorial TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of William A. and Helen I., McDonald Sabiston, of Arion, Stromness, Orkney.

SNWM records

Surname SABISTON
Firstname James Anderson
Service Number
Date Death 22/08/1917
Decoration
Place of birth
Other (att. 7/Cameron Highrs.).
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank 2nd Lieut
Theatre of death Unknown

Surname SABISTON
Firstname James Anderson
Service Number
Date Death 22/08/1917
Decoration
Place of birth
Other 7th Bn. (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders).
SNWM roll THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank 2nd Lieut
Theatre of death Unknown
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: BRIDGER Reply with quote

highgroundsman wrote:
BRIDGER, DAVID BRUCE
D B
United Kingdom
Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
164 Sqdn.
21
23/08/1942
118156
Son of Alexander George and Adeline Bruce Bridger, of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Commonwealth War Dead
Sec. N. Grave 55.
SANDWICK CEMETERY, Orkney

P/O Bridger was killed in flying accident in Spitfire P9653 at RAF
Skeabrae,Orkney.


164 (Argentine-British) Squadron, RAF was declared operational early May 1942 at Peterhead and operated from Skeabrae until September 1942. Their badge is a mix of the Argentine sun (from the Argentine flag) and the British lion. The motto is FIRMES VOLAMOS (Firmly we fly) and it is one of only two RAF mottos that are not written either in English or Latin.
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