Scotland (North) Branch

Centenary Project

1916

 

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1613, Private, James Taylor, Royal Army Medical Corps, died of illness (TB) on 27 January 1916. He is buried in Aberlour Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Timothy Finnegan, a third generation RAMC doctor, now retired.

8267/DA, Deck Hand, Joseph Thomson, Royal Naval Reserve, who is buried in Rathven (Hillhead) Cemetery. He was 41 years old and served on HM Drifter 'Jeannie Leask' and died of illness.

The cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

3512/ES, Engineman, Alexander Grant, Royal Naval Reserve, served on HM Drifter Favo and was accidentally drowned in the Scilly Isles on 3 March 1916. He is buried in Mortlach Cemetery, Dufftown.

The poppy cross was placed by Glen Ross.

Skipper Daniel Young served on HM Drifter Inter Nos and died of cancer in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 7 March 1916. He is buried in Duffus Cemetery.

The commemoration was conducted by Timothy Finnegan with descendants of Daniel Young present.

4684/DA, Deck Hand, George Coull, Royal Naval Reserve, served on HM Drifter Lucania II and drowned off Larne Island, Ireland, on 8 March 1916. He was only 18 years old and he is buried in Buckie New Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

2889, Corporal, William Russell, Seaforth Highlanders. He died of peritonitis at Perth New Infirmary on 14 March 1916. He is buried in Elgin New Cemetery.

Poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

Deck Hand, John Parker, Mercantile Marine Reserve, served on HM Drifter Campania II as a cook and accidentally drowned in Wick Harbour on 21 March 1916. He was 63 years old is buried in Rathven (Hillhead) Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Jim Mackay.

4006/DA, Deck Hand, Daniel Main, Royal Naval Reserve, served on HM Drifter St Aethans and he accidentally drowned in Fraserburgh Harbour on 27 March 1916. he is buried in Burghead Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

T/809, Staff Sergeant, Moody Grant, Army Service Corps, died following an operation in a Norwich hospital on 29 March 1916. He is buried in Elgin New Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

3190, Drummer, Robert McLennan, Seaforth Highlanders, died of illness at Ripon on 29 March 1916, shortly after his 17th birthday. He is buried in Elgin New Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Fiona Fraser.

29204, Private, John Donald, Canadian Infantry, died of wounds in hospital in Berkshire, England, and was brought to Dufftown, where his parents lived, for burial in Mortlach Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Derek Bird.

9466/DA, Deckhand, John Wood, Royal Naval Reserve, died of illness at Ardrossan Naval Hospital. He was 19 years-old. He is buried in Rathven (Hillhead) Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Jim Kilpatrick.

8589, Private, James Dey, South African Infantry, died of wounds in Aldershot Military Hospital on 29 May, 1916. He was brought back to his birthplace and was buried in Botriphine Churchyard.

The poppy cross was laid by Derek Bird.

Lieutenant Percy Strickland, Royal Navy was serving on HMS Dublin and was killed during the Battle of Jutland. He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Cemetery.

Poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

12237, Private, Ewen McLean, Gordon Highlanders, died of illness at Hawick Cottage Hospital on 1 June, 1916. He was brought home for burial in Keith Old Churchyard.

The poppy cross was laid by Jim Kilpatrick.

193273, Private, Alexander Ogilvie Clark, Canadian Infantry. He died of wounds in Chelsea Hospital on 28 July, 1916, and is buried in Keith (Broomhill) Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Jim Kilpatrick.

6287/DA, Deck Hand, George Murray, Royal Naval Reserve. He served on HMS Manzanita but died of illness in Chatham Hospital on 8 August, 1916. He is buried in Rathven Parish Churchyard.

The poppy cross was placed by Jim Mackay.

58215 L/Cpl William McTavish, 20th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He was born in Canada, but following his death in the UK from wounds on 20 September, 1916, he was brought to the ancestral home for burial. He is buried in Elgin New Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Jim Kilpatrick.

107044, Private, George McHardy, Royal Army Medical Corps. Born in the Cabrach in February 1889, he enlisted into the RAMC in Glasgow and worked as a male nurse. He died on 21 October, 1916, and is buried in Chapeltown Roman Catholic Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Timothy Finnegan.

2916, Gunner, Donald Tuach, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was born in Muir of Ord in 1885 and worked as a distillery manager in Dallas. He enlisted in July, 1916, and died of pneumonia at Catterick Camp on 23 October, 1916. He is buried in Forres Cluny Hill Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

3693/ES, Engineman, Alexander Reid, Royal Naval Reserve. He was born in Lossiemouth and was serving on HM Drifter 'North Esk II' and drowned at Lerwick on 2 November, 1916; according to the Morayshire Roll of Honour that would have been his 21st birthday. He is buried in Lossiemouth Cemetery.

The cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

2922, Private, Charles Keil, 6th Seaforth Highlanders. He enlisted in February 1916 and had been wounded later that year at Beaumont Hamel. He was evacuated back to the UK for treatment but died in the Northumberland War Hospital, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on 4 December 1916. He is buried in Elgin New Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Derek Bird.

S/3958, CSM, Thomas Dean, was an ex-regular soldier who had served for more than 20 years in the Cameronians. He re-enlisted into the 7th Seaforth Highlanders in September 1914, and was wounded at the Battle of Loos in September 1915. He died of his wounds at Aldershot over a year later on 7 December 1916. He is buried in Elgin New Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Timothy Finnegan

27861, Private, Andrew Munro, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He enlisted into the 4th Cameronians in August 1916, but died of pneumonia at Maryhill Hospital, Glasgow, on 13 December 1916. He is buried in Edinkillie Parish Churchyard.

The poppy cross was placed by Davie Munro, Andrew Munro's second cousin.

     
 

 

 

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