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GLENBUCHAT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Alan Johnston 2006

The Rolls of Honour can be found in the Old Kirk, Glenbuchat. The first roll contains the names of the men from the village who gave their lives in World War 1, this Roll of Honour was in the church at Craigton but is now in the Old Kirk; each name is below a photo. Some detail has been taken from Volume II of Glenbuchat Yesterdays. The second roll of honour lists all those who served.

GLENBUCHAT ROLL OF HONOUR
1914
1919
THEY DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY
FARQUHARSON
George
Gunner 98627, 352nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in Belgium 12th September 1917. Aged 24. Born Strathdon, enlisted Alford, resident Glebuchat. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Farquharson, of Badenyon, Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row F. Grave 5.
McGREGOR
Alexander G
Lance Corporal S/23013, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action in France 2nd November 1918 [memorial states 20th October 1918]. Aged 20. Born Glenbuckets (sic - Glenbuchat), enlisted Aberdeen. Buried in PRESEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 3.
McGREGOR
William
Private 11225, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died in England 15th January 1915. Aged 19. Enlisted Alford, Aberdeenshire. Son of Alexander McGregor, of Upperton, Glenbuchat, Bridge of Buchat, Aberdeenshire. Buried in North-West corner of STRATHDON PARISH CHURCHYARD, Aberdeenshire.
McROBERT
John K
Corporal 10228, 6th Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action in France 13th March 1915. Aged 23. Born Strathdon, enlisted Glenbuchat. Son of the late Arthur and Annie McRobert, of Dulix, Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 39 to 41.
McROBERT, MM
William Keir
Lance Corporal 1165, 1st/6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds in France 16th November 1915 [memorial states 18-11-1915]. Aged 21. Born Strathdon, enlisted Alford. Son of the late Arthur and Annie McRobert, of Dulix, Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire. ASwarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 6.
GORDON SMITH
H
Lance Corporal, Royal Engineers. Died in France 11th June 1918. Aged 21. No further information currently available.
SPARK
Archibald Charles
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action at Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 21. Son of William A. Spark, J.P., and Isabella Ogg Spark of Glenbuchat, Aberdeen. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row H. Grave 17.
THOMSON
Alexander
Private 266000, 1st/6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of ounds at Etaples 24th April 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Glenbuchat. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomson, of Correen Cottage, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row J. Grave 8.
Not on memorial but should be
REID Alexander Adam
Field Company Engineers, Australian Imperial Force. Born circa 1888. Son of Mrs Isabella Chree (neé Reid), the Mill.
GLENBUCHAT ROLL OF HONOUR
1914
1919
THEY FOUGHT FOR KING AND COUNTRY

BREBNER

Leslie

Sergeant 11656, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Previously Sergeant 266001, Gordon Highlanders.

CALLAM

Adam

Sergeant, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

CALLAM

Alex

Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Army Medical Corps.

CAMERON

Robert G

Private 16209, 2nd Battalion, Guards Machine Gun Regiment, Scots Guards.

CAMERON

William

Corporal., Royal Army Service Corps

CAMERON

Daniel

Private, ?

CHREE

John

Private, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.

CHREE

William

Private, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

CLARK

James

Private, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

CLELAND

James

Corporal, Royal Scots.

CLELAND

William

Private, Royal Navy (probably Royal Marines).

DOW

Alex A

Corporal., Military Mounted Police

DOW

Peter D

Private, Scottish Rifles (Cameronians)

FRASER

Wm

Piper, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

FRASER

Hugh

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps.

FRASER

Donald

Private, Gordon Highlanders.

FRASER

Charles

Private, Seaforth Highlanders.

FRASER

Alex

Corporal, American Expeditionary Force. Son of William Fraser (shop) and Mary Anne Johnstone (Beltimb) emigrated to USA before WW1 and came back with US Army

GORDON

John

Private, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

JOHNSTONE

George

Signaller, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Hellen Johnstone (Beltimb) Emigrated to Canada in the 1920s

MILNE

James Barclay

Major, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Florence Barclay and Col. George Milne later Laird. Colonel in WW2

MURDOCH

John

Quartermaster Sergeant, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Farmed at Belnaboth. Possibly awarded then Military Medal (M.M.).

MURDOCH

Robert

Signaller, Royal Field Artillery. possibly "Bob the Post" local postman

MURDOCH

Arch

Private, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

McGREGOR

Colin

Private, Machine Gun Corps.

McGREGOR

Jack

Private, 3rd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

McGREGOR

Alick

Private, 5th Battalion, Scottish Rifles (Cameronians).

McHARDY

Chas

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

McNICOL

John

Private, Machine Gun Corps.

McROBBIE

Harry

Lance Corporal, 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

McROBBIE

John

Private, Machine Gun Corps.

McROBBIE

William

Private, Dorsetshire Regiment

OGG

Robert D

Private, Royal Engineers

REID

Alex

Private, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

SHAND

James

Private, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

SPARK

John A

Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Minister’s son.

STRACHAN

Albert

Private, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Journalist with paper in Elgin(?). Stayed in Dallas, Morayshire.

STEWART

Alex

Private, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

SYMON

Alex

Private, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

THOM

William

Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch). Possibly a roadman.

THOMSON

John

Private, Royal Garrison Artillery.- Lived at Eastburn(?) near Newton.

THOMSON

Frank

Private, 3rd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

FORBES

Jane

Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps.

MILNE

Florence

Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) probaly sister of the other two MILNE VAD's, and James Barclay MILNE.

MILNE

Frances

Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) probaly sister of the other two MILNE VAD's, and James Barclay MILNE.

MILNE

Margaret

Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) probaly sister of the other two MILNE VAD's, and James Barclay MILNE.

STEWART

Helen

Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps.

Last updated: 5 March, 2014

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