Scotland (North) Branch

Centenary Project

1917

 

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Skipper Alexander Mowat, Royal Naval Reserve, was the skipper of H.M. Drifter Ruby Gem. He suffered from cancer and following an operation he died at his home in Cullen on 16 February 1917. He was 40 years old and was buried in Cullen Cemetery.

The poppy cross was laid by Fiona Fraser.

Skipper George Anderson, Royal Naval Reserve, died when His Majesty's Drifter Campania II, was sunk with the loss of all twelve crew in a gale off St Abbs Head on 5 March, 1917. He is buried in Rathven (Hillhead) Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Derek Bird.

Second Lieutenant John Leask, 56 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, was killed in an accident when flying a SE5 in bad weather near Farnborough on 26 March, 1917. He is buried in Forres (Cluny Hill) Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

Deck Hand, Alexander Petrie, Royal Naval Reserve, died as the result of an accident and was found drowned in Buckie Harbour on 3 April, 1917. He is buried in Buckie Cemetery.

The cross was placed by Catherine Hepburn.

Lieutenant, William Anderson, Seaforth Highlanders attached to the Royal Flying Corps, died as a result of illness in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 8 April, 1917. He is buried in Elgin Cemetery.

The cross was placed by Catherine Hepburn.

M/299057, Private James Gill, Army Service Corps, had joined the army in February, 1917, but underwent an operation to remove his appendix a few weeks later. He did not rally after the operation and died at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, on 24 April, 1917. He is buried in Elgin Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.

265435, Private, Peter Mackenzie, 6th Gordon Highlanders, had served in France since February, 1915. He was wounded at the Battle of Arras, but died of his injuries in hospital in Newcastle on 27 April, 1917. He is buried in Aberlour Cemetery.

The poppy cross was placed by Timothy Finnegan.

265325, Sergeant, Alexander Burnett, DCM, 6th Gordon Highlanders, had gone to France with the battalion in mid-November, 1914. He was seriously wounded during the Battle of Arras in the fighting near Fampoux on 23 April, 1917, which led to the amputation of a leg. He was hospitalised in the UK and succumbed to his injuries on 28 April, 1917. He is buried in Cullen Cemetery.

The poppy cross and family flowers were placed by Jackie Burnett, great great-niece of Alexander Burnett.
202104, Private, Robert Gordon, Gordon Highlanders, died of illness at the Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, on May 21, 1917. He is buried in Elgin Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.
71160, Lance Corporal, George Geddes, Canadian Engineers, who died of illness at Bangour War Hospital, Linlithgow, on 17 June, 1917. He is buried in Enzie (St Ninian's Burial Ground).
The poppy cross was placed by Fiona Fraser.
636848, Quartermaster Sergeant, Edward McCall, Canadian Forestry Corps, who died as a result of a motorcar accident at Forres on 18 June, 1917. He is buried in Forres (Cluny Hill) Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Timothy
Finnegan.

4510254, Lance Corporal, William Barron, Canadian Engineers, had emigrated to Canada around 1912 and joined the Canadian infantry in June, 1915, but was later transferred to the 2nd Canadian Tunnelling Company. He was severely wounded in the spine on 29 June, 1917, and was subsequently transferred to Dover for further treatment but died on 11 July, 1917. He is buried in Elgin Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Catherine Hepburn.
   
     
265125, Sergeant, Alexander Smith, 6th Seaforth Highlanders, was a pre-war Territorial and had served in France since May, 1915. He was wounded on 9 April, 1917, had a leg amputated, and was transferred to the UK for further treatment but died of blood poisoning at the Northern General Hospital, Leicester, on 23 July, 1917. He is buried in Bellie Cemetery.
The poppy cross was placed by Michael Reid.
     
     
       
     
 

 

 

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