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BOYNDIE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Jim Waples 2008

The memorial is a truncated obelisk on stepped plinth all of granite. Inset bronze panels show sailor and soldier it is located at the end of Seafield Street on the approach to the village along the B9139 road. The names have been sorted into alphabetical order here rather than by unit to aid searching and researching.

Photographs Copyright © Jim Waples 2008

TO THE
GREATER GLORY
OF GOD
AND IN THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THE
PARISH OF BOYNDIE
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

ALLAN

George Cowre
Gunner 217774, "C" Battery, 76th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5 October 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Aberdeen, resident Boyndie. Son of Alexander and Jane Rose Allan, of Mains of Baldavie, Boyndie, Banff. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 17.

BARBOUR

Robert [Wilson]
Serjeant 3/4588, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 39. Born Whitehall, Banffshire, enlisted Aberdeen. Son of John and Crissie Barbour; husband of Ann Jane Barbour, of 54, King's Crescent, Aberdeen. Native of Whitehills, Banff.Buried in WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row V. Grave 3.

BARRON

Alexander R aka Alex
Private 424552, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Missing presumed killed in action 6 June 1916. Born 16 November 1891 in Boyndie. Brother of Private C Barron (48th Highlanders) Toronto. Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Attested and passed fit 3 July 1915 at Brandon, Canada, aged 24 years 4 months, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 38 inches, medium complexon, brown eyes, black hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 469 - 40

BENZIE

Robert
Private 8/2845, Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Killed in action 28 September 1916. Aged 32. Son of Robert and Jane Benzie, of Macraes Flat, Palmerston South, New Zealand. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 17.

BUCHAN

Robert
Private, 2nd Gordons

CRUICKSHANK

James
Private, 8th A. & S Hrs.

ESSON

Robert
Private 758, 2nd South African Field Ambulance, South African Medical Corps. Died 18 May 1918. Aged 44. Husband of C. Esson, of 59, Hatt St., Forest Hill, Johannesburg. Buried in VOI CEMETERY, Kenya. Plot I. Row A. Grave 12.

HENDRY

Francis
[Memorial states P. Officer R.N.R. (T)] Engineman 1832ES, H.M. Drifter "Gavenwood", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 20 February 1916. Aged 34. Born 31 July 1881 in Banff. Son of Mary Hendry, of 4, Little Nursery, Montrose [CWGC] or Matgaret Hendry, of 3 Knock Street, Whitehills, Banff [Deaths at Sea and WW1 Naval Casualties]. Native of Whitehills, Banff. No known grave, Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 23.

HEPBURN

Frank
Private S/17496, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds in Italy 16 July 1918. Aged 22. Born Alvah, Banffshire, enlisted Banff. Son of Charles and Bathia Hepburn, of Manse Cottage, Boyndie, Banff. Buried in CAVALLETTO BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 11.

LAWRENCE

Francis
Deckhand 2631TS, H.M. Drifter "Protect", Royal Naval Reserve (T). Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 16 March 1917. Aged 37. Born 9 September 1881 in Whitehills. Son of James and Annie Lawrence, of 57, Low Shore, Whitehills, Banffshire. No known grave, Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 28.

LEGGE, M.M.

Henry C
Private, 1st Gordons

LOVIE

Alex
Private, 2nd Gordons

LOVIE

William
Deckhand R.N.R. (T)

McKENZIE

George
Private, 9th Yorks Regt.

MELDRUM

Alexander B aka Alex
Private 240512, 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 20. Born Meldrum (sic), Banffshire, enlisted Peterhead. Son of William and Catherine Meldrum, of Aulds Cottage, Boyndie, Banff. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 135 to 136.

MELDRUM

John
Private 213874, 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 1 Ocrober 1916. Born 6 June 1875. Born Whitehills, Banffshire. Son of Mrs. Jane Meldrum, of Whitehills. A Salesman by trade. Unmarried. Resident Ontario, Canada. Attested 9 February 1916 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, aged 40 years 7 months, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 47 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6105 - 13

MERSON

Alexander aka Alex
Private S/14142, 9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 5 August 1917. Aged 20. Born Boyndie, enlisted Banff. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Merson, of Whitehills, Banff. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 9.

MITCHELL, M.M.

James
Corporal, M.C. Corps

MORRISON

Alex A
Trpr. Household Bt.

MORRISON

George
Rifleman B/201411, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 2 September 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Boyndie, enlisted Aberdeen. Son of John and Annie Molrison, of Birchwood, Boyndie, Banffshire. Native of Whitehills, Banffshire. Formerly S/4/039482, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in ETERPIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 5.

MORRISON

James
Corporal, 6th Gordons

NICOL

Alex
Acting Bombardier 300846, 2nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. Died 3 May 1917. Born 12 March 1885, in Banffshire, Scotland. Buried in LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Next of kin James Nicol, of 5 Boynelie Street West, Banff. Hardwareman by trade. Unmarried. Attested 28 May 1915 in Montreal, Canada, passed fit 28 August 1915 in Montreal, Canada, aged 30 years 6 months, heoght 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 38¾ inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7326 - 58

NICOL

Hugh
Private S/2280, 8th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds in Germany 4 October 1915. Born Boyndie, enlisted Aberdeen. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 13.

RITCHIE

Alex
Deckhand R.N.R. (T)

RITCHIE

Henry
Seaman R.N.R.

RITCHIE

Henry J
Deckhand R.N.R. (T)

RITCHIE

James
Deckhand R.N.R. (T)

RITCHIE

James H
Deckhand R.N.R. (T)

ROBERTSON

John
Private, 6th Gordons

ROSS

George
Lance Corporal 2135, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 14 September 1915. Aged 21. Enlisted Glasgow, resident Banff. Son of George and Jessie Ross, of Lodgehills, Boyndie, Banffshire. Buried in MILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 69.

SPALDING

Robert Wallace
Private 4009, 1st/9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 18 May 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Boyndie, enlisted Edinburgh. Son of James and Isabella Spalding, of Warylip, Boyndie, Banff. Buried in LOUEZ MILITARY CEMETERY, DUISANS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 5.

STUART

George
L/Corporal, Black Watch

URQUHART

Alexander aka Alex
Private 23224, 10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 19 November 1915. Aged 25. Born Boyndene (sic), enlisted Aberdeen, resident Banffshire, Son of Robert and Jessie Urquhart, of Auds Cottage, Boyndie, Banffshire. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 31.

WATSON

Arthur
Sergeant, 8th Seaforths

WATSON

James
Deckhand 5300DA, H.M. Drifter "Protect", Royal Naval Reserve (T). Died 16 March 1917. Aged 34. Watson, of Whitehills, Boyndie, Banffshire; husband of Jeannie Lawrence Findlay (formerly Watson), of 19, Knock St., Whitehills, Banffshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 28.

WILSON

George
Private 13934, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 26 September 1916, Aged 24. Born Loanhead, Midlothian, enlisted Edinburgh, resident West Deuchriesm Banffshire. Son of George Wilson, of Hillhead of Whyntie, Boyndie, Portsoy, Banffshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D.
1939-1945

ALLISON

Victor
Sergeant, Pilot R.A.F.

CHISHOLM

Jas
Private, 2nd Gordons

ENWRIGHT

Charles
Spec. Wrtr. R.N.

GARDINER

Alex
A.C.I. R.A.F.

GREEN

Herbert John
Lieutenant Colonel 73307, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 27 December 1946. Aged 39. Son of James and Mary Jane Green, of Boyndie; husband of Betty Frances Carnie Green, of Aberdeen. M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.S. (Edin.), M.R.C.O.G. Buried in BOYNDIE (ST. BRANDAN) OLD CHURCHYARD, Banffshire. Grave 435.

INNES

Robert
Private, 5/7th Gordons

LOVIE

George
2nd Hand R.N.

MAIR

William C
Seaman R.N.R.

MILNE

David
Sub/Lt. R.N.V.R.

SHEARER

Alex
Private, 5/7th Gordons

SMITH

George
Corporal, R.A.F.

WATSON

James
A/B R.N.

WATSON

James C
Seaman M.N.

WATSON

James L
Seaman M.N.

WATSON

Samuel
3rd Rad. Off. M.N.

Last updated: 23 June, 2017

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