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Invershin Cemetery, Creich, Sutherland

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Invershin Cemetery, Creich, Sutherland Reply with quote

Invershin Cemetery
Location: Near Inveran. 50 metres off the A836.
OS Ref: NH 5760 9720

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Pte. M. Martin, 15th Highland Light Infantry 5.2.1915
Sgt. W. Bethune, 5th Seaforths 22.11.46
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BETHUNE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 22/11/1946
Service No: 2820161
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Macintosh Bethune; husband of Alice Budge Bethune, of Shurrery, Shebster, Caithness.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: INVERSHIN CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MARTIN, Martin
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Date of Death: 05/02/1915
Service No: 14027
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In South-East corner.
Cemetery: INVERSHIN CEMETERY





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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Victoriacross Reply with quote

Name: ANDERSON, WILLIAM HERBERT
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Awards: V C
Additional information: Son of W. J. Anderson, C.B.E., of Strathairly, Largo, Fife, husband of Gertrude Campbell Anderson, of 23, Abingdon Court, Kensington, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 36.
Cemetery: PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT
Citation: An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 30th April, 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery, determination, and gallant leading of his command. The enemy attacked on the right of the battalion frontage and succeeded in penetrating the wood held by our men. Owing to successive lines of the enemy following on closely there was the greatest danger that the flank of the whole position would be turned. Grasping the seriousness of the situation, Colonel Anderson made his way across the open in full view of the enemy now holding the wood on the right, and after much effort succeeded in gathering the remainder of the two right companies. He personally led the counter-attack and drove the enemy from the wood, capturing twelve machine guns and seventy prisoners, and restoring the original line. His conduct in leading the charge was quite fearless and his most splendid example was the means of rallying and inspiring the men during the most critical hour. Later on the same day, in another position, the enemy had penetrated to within three hundred yards of the village and were holding a timber yard in force. Colonel Anderson reorganised his men after they had been driven in and brought them forward to a position of readiness for a counterattack. He led the attack in person and throughout showed the utmost disregard for his own safety. The counter-attack drove the enemy from his position, but resulted in this very gallant officer losing his life. He died fighting within the enemy's lines, setting a magnificent example to all who were privileged to serve under him."



To the immortal memory of Lt. Col. W H Anderson, VC, killed in action in France on 25th March 1918. Faithful unto death.
Brought from Mariecourt, Somme, France by his wife.
"Thus when my spirit enters to it's rest, my lips shall say I too have known the best".
His wife Gertrude Campbell Gilmour, eldest daughter of W E Gilmour of Rosehall. 1883 - 4.8.1967
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DENOON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 40
Date of Death: 21/05/1917
Service No: 14436
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Denoon, of Strathkyle, Culrain, Ross-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. E. 7.
Cemetery: STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY


Erected by his widow and family in memory of John Denoon, Strathkyle who died April 1912 aged 74 years. Also their son Sergt. William Denoon who fell in action at Salonica 21st May 1917 aged 40 years. (loved by all) Also Elizabeth MacLeod wife of John Denoon who died 4th May 1924 aged 80 years. And their son George Denoon died 4th April 1935 aged 67 years. Also his wife Marjorie MacBeath died 7th May 1950 aged 66 years.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MacKAY, CHRISTOPHER
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 21104
Additional information: Brother of Alexander MacKay, of 9, Gilbert St., Inverness.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10 to 13.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Erected by Donald MacKay late of Inveroykle in loving memory of his daughter Maggie who died at Inverness 12th Jan 1900 aged 17 years. Jeanie who died 8th Dec 1900 aged 5 years. Thomas who died 31st March 1902 aged 17 years. Christopher , killed in action 25th Sep 1915. Simon died Oct 1915. Hector died 15th July 1920. The above Donald MacKay died 22nd Feb 1920. His wife Christina McKenzie 13th March 1919.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MacNEILL, IAN
Initials: I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 2 Div. Ammunition Coy.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 01/06/1940
Service No: 2818656
Additional information: Son of Francis and Barbara MacNeill, of Bonar Bridge, Sutherlandshire; nephew of Mr. G. McNeil, of Bonar Bridge.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row F. Grave 15.
Cemetery: DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY

In loving memory of George MacNeil who died 20th March 1955 and his brother John who died 24th March 1946. Also their nephew Ian, killed in action 1st June 1940. Erected by Alistair.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROSS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Service No: S/40804
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Ross, of Airdens, Bonar Bridge, Sutherland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL


In memory of Hugh Munro, Airdens died 26th March 1888 aged 47 years and his son William died 26th April 1907 aged 21 years. George died in infancy. Also John Ross, Pte. Cameron Highlanders, killed in France 3rd May 1917 aged 24 years. Erected by his widow Mary Maclean and daughter Ira. Also of James Ross beloved husband of Mary Ross who died at Airdens 13th Oct 1925 aged 72 years. Also of Mary Maclean wife of the said James Ross who died 8th Feb 1930 aged 77 years.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In proud and loving memory of Brigadier WAC Anderson, CBE, DSO 17/21st Lancers of The Old Manse, Rosehall 1911-1972 (Mors Janua Vitae).



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In memory of Allan MacDonald Gilmour, KCVO, OBE, MC of Invernauld, Rosehall 23rd Nov 1916 - 22nd Sep 2003.


Colonel Sir Allan Gilmour, KCVO, OBE, MC and Bar, Seaforth Highlander and Lord-Lieutenant of Sutherland, 1972-91, was born on November 23, 1916. He died on September 22, 2003, aged 87.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article1167759.ece

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The grave next to Allan Gilmour is his mother. At the bottom it commemorates his father also called Allan Gilmour. Gilmour was the brother-in-law of William Anderson VC listed above.

GILMOUR Allan
Rank: Captain
Unit: 'D' Coy. 10th (Lovat Scouts) Bn. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Died: Died of wounds 16.12.17 (Wounded 24.10.17 at Salmah, Macedonia)
Age: 28
Parents: William E. and Jessie Gertrude Gilmour
Spouse: Mary (MacDonald) Gilmour of Woodbank, Alexandria (m. Aug. 1915)
Son: Allan (Later Colonel Sir Allan Gilmour KCVO MC of Rosehall)
Home: Alexandria, Dunbartonshire
Job: Connected to the United Turkey Red Company Ltd. (a textile print works), Alexandria.
Commissioned: 1.8.14. Promoted to Captain 12.5.16
Notes: Formerly 2nd Lovat Scouts
Buried: Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece
Memorials: Listed on the Durness War Memorial, the Kincardine and Croick War Memorial, Ardgay, the Rosehall War Memorial, Creich, and the Strathy War Memorial, Farr all in Sutherland and the Alexandria & District War Memorial, Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire
Commemorated on the Glasgow Sutherland Association Plaque, Dornoch Cathedral
Listed on the Alexandria Parish Church Memorial, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire
Commemorated by the Gilmour Piping Medal
Listed on his wife's grave in Invershin Cemetery
Recorded in the roll of honour 'The Men of Lochbroom 1914-1918'


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sacred to the memory of Robert Murray, Linside who served in the 23rd Regiment of Foot. Died 12th Feb 1866 aged 85 years. Also his beloved wife Elspeth MacKay who died 23rd April 1877 aged 85 years. Also Donald their son aged 69 who died April 25th 1903. Erected by his son Donald.
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