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CAPUTH WAR MEMORIAL

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Sue Webb 2014

The Caputh war memorial is to be found in Caputh, Tayside, Scotland and takes the form of a stone cross mounted on a three tiered pedestal with a two step base surrounded by a curved wall containing the names of those who died in World War 1. The names of the World War 2 men who gave their lives is affixed as a brass tablet at the base of the cross. There are 51 names for World War 1 and 16 for World War 2.

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TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF CAPUTH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

BALDIE
Thomas [Kettles]
Private 28245, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusliers. Killed in action 6 October 1916. Aged 20. Born Auchtergaven, Perthshire, enlisted Blairgowrie, resident Crail, Fife. Son of Robert and Grace Baldie, of Strathairly, Upper Largo, Fife. Native of Perthshire. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.
BROUGH
James Gray
Private S/40456, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 19 October 1916. Aged 25. Born Caputh, enlisted Dunkeld. Son of Thomas and Catherine Brough, of Craigentaggert, Dunkeld, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A.
BROUGH
John Forbes
Private 17250, 2nd Regiment (Infantry), South African Infantry. Killed in action 4 May 1918. Aged 36. Son of Thomas and Catherine Brough, of Snaigow Cottages, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland; husband of Margaret Brough, of 21, George St., Claudelands, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 15 - 16 and 16A.
DOEG
David
Private 74490, 29th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died in Mesopotamia 23 November 1916. Aged 18. Born Drumartharty, enlisted Dunkeld, resident Murthly. Son of George and Marjory Anne Doeg, of Easter Drumatherty, Murthly, Perthshire. Formerly 4570, Scottish Horse (Territorial Force). Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 696.
DOW
Donald
Private 202576, 8th Battalion, Blackwatch (Royal Highlanders). Died 20 February 1919. Aged 38. Son of Donald and Susan Dow, of Myrtle Cottage, Bankfoot, Perthshire. Born at Caputh. Buried in CAPUTH CEMETERY, Perthshire. Plot 337. Grave 993.
FORBES
John Stratton
Company Serjeant Major 510026, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Died 20 February 1917. Born Caputh, enlisted London, resident Lavender Hill. Born at Caputh. Buried in CAPUTH CEMETERY, Perthshire. Plot 6. Grave 317.
GORDON
Donald
Private 265687, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Blairgowrie, enlisted Perth. Brother of Robert Gordon, of Auchingarroch, Comrie, Perthshire. Formerly 2419, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A.
GRANT
James
Private S/29556, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 24 Auguist 1917. Aged 19. Born Caputh, enlisted and resident Perth. Son of James Grant, of Ardchoulle Lodge, Bridgend, Perth. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 136 to 138.
INGLIS
William
Private 3644, 1st/5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 14 November [SDGW] or 28 November [CWGC] 1916. Aged 22. Born Grange, Banffshire, enlisted Aberdeen. Son of William and Margaret Inglis, of Delvine Kennels, Murthly, Perthshire. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1A.
JAMIESON
Charles Grant
Lance Corporal 2099, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Aged 22. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born Murthly, enlisted Perth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Jamieson, of Hall Cottage, Caputh, Murthley, Perthshire. Buried in Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Special Memorial D. 7.
LAMOND
Andrew
Private S/7122, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds in the Persian Gulf 25 January 1916. Aged 34. Born Tibbermore, Perthshire, enlisted Perth. Son of James and Isabella Lamond, of Lynn Cottage, Stenton, Dunkeld, Perthshire. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY. Iraq. Plot I. Row C. Grave 30.
LAW
Robert
Private S/9092, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 1 April 1916. Born Caputh, enlisted Blairgowrie. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Panel 38.
McRAE
William D
Private DM2/154298, Royal Army Service Corps attd. "K" Siege Park Australian Heavy Artillery. Died 11 November 1918. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XII. Row AA. Grave 1.

This was the day Armistice was signed, how unfortunate can you get!!

MENZIES
Duncan
Private S/4619, 1/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Dull, Perthshire, enlisted Oban, Argylls, resident Murthly. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 77 and 78.
MERCER-NAIRNE, M.V.O.
Charles [George Francis], Lord
Major (Lord), 1st (Royal) Dragoon attached sTAFF 6th Cavalry Brigade. Died 30 October 1914. Aged 40. South African Medal (5 Clasps), Legion of Honour (France), Order of Military Merit (Spain), Order of the Crown (Prussia), Order of the Iron Crown Class II (Austria). Equerry-in-Ordinary to King George V when Prince of Wales, 1909-10 and Equerry to His Majesty, 1910-1914. Sometime A.D.C. to Field Marshal Earl Roberts. Son of Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne and of Maud Evelyn, Marchioness of Lansdowne, of Bowood, Calne, Wilts; husband of Lady Violet Mary Astor (formerly Mercer-Nairne). Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, belgium. Plot/Row/Section E1. Grave 10. See also Kinclaven WM

Extract from THE BOND OF SACRIFICE - VOLUME 1:

MAJOR LORD CHARLES GEORGE FRANCIS MERCER - NAIRNE, M.V.O., 1st (ROYAL) DRAGOONS (EQUERRY TO THE KING), killed in action in Flanders on the 30th October, 1914, was the second son of the fifth Marquess of Lansdowne and the Marchioness of Lansdowne, daughter of the Duke of Abercorn, K.G. Lord Charles derived his surname of Mercer-Nairne, which he assumed in January, 1914, in lieu of his patronymic of Fitzmaurice, from his maternal grandmother, Emily Jane Mercer, Baroness Nairne.

He was born on the 12th February, 1874, and joined the 1st Dragoons from the Militia in May, 1895, becoming Lieutenant in February, 1898, and Captain in 1901. He acted as A.D.C. to the General Officer Commanding the Forces in Ireland from May to October, 1899, and then took part in the South African War, being present at the relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso, at operations on the Tugela Heights, in the Orange Free State and in Natal, and at actions at Spion Kop, Vaal Krans, and Pieter's Hill. He received the Queen's medal with four clasps. In October, 1898, he had qualified as an Interpreter in French. From January, 1901, to February, 1904, he was A.D.C. to the Commander-in-Chief ; and from April, 1909, to May, 1910, he was Equerry to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. In June, 1910, he was appointed Equerry to His Majesty the King, and was promoted Major in June of the latter year.

Lord Charles married, in January, 1909, Lady Violet Mary Elliot - Murray - Kynynmound, youngest daughter of the fourth Earl of Minto, and left two children : Mary Margaret Elizabeth (for whom Queen Mary was sponsor), born in February, 1910 ; and George Charles Mercer (for whom King George V was sponsor), born in November, 1912.

NAIRN
Thomas
Lance Corporal 700587, 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 27 August 1918. Aged 33. Born 26 May 1885 in Perthshire, resident Winnipeg, Canada. Son of George and Mary Nairn, of Spittalfield, Murthly, Perthshire, Scotland. Teamster by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 4 January 1916 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, aged 30 years 8 months, heioght 5 feet 6 inches, girth 38 inches, complexion darkm eyes blue, hair dark; religion Presbyterian. Buried in SUN QUARRY CEMETERY, CHERISY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7230 - 30
PHILLIPS
Arthur Cornwallis
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rfiles). Died of wounds 22 May 1917. Aged 20. Son of Rosamond J. M. Laing (formerly Phillips), of Dunairds, Dunkeld, Perthshire, and the late Herbert Arthur Phillips. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 7.
REID
George
Private, Royal Scots - no further information currently available
REID
James
Private 14326, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 24 August 1918 Aged 32. Born Persig, Perthshire, enlisted Perth, resident Murthly. Son of James and Marjory Barty Reid, of Clayquhart, Blairgowrie; husband of Janet C. McVicar Reid, of Middleton Caputh, Murthly, Perthshire. A Gamekeeper. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 5.
REID
Peter
Private 29399, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lohian Regiment). Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 29. Born Caputh, enlisted Balirgowerie, resident Murthly. Son of Robert Reid, of "Danecot", 63, Fens, Auchterarder, Perthshire, and the late Mary Lawson Reid. No known garve. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.
ROBERTSON
Robert McKenzie
Private 2188, 47th Battalion (Infantry), Australian Army, Australian Imperial Force. Died 14 March 1918. Buried in ATHERTON OLD CEMETERY, Queensland, Australia. Grave reference Pres. 3.B.35.(GRM/4*).
ROGERS
Drummond Kaye
Private 8581, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died in United Kingdom 7 May 1916. Born Murthly, enlisted Perth. Buried in CAPUTH CEMETERY, Perthshire. Plot 7. Grave 21.
ROGERS
Hugh G
[Listed as RODGERS on SDGW] Private S/6963 [SDGW] or S/6972 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds in the Persian Gulf 6 September 1917. Born Murthly, enlisted Perth. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row A. Grave 5.
ROGERS
Robert Carmichael
Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to attd. 18th Heavy Artillery Group, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 2 August 1918. Aged 28. Son of David and Grace Rogers, of Gellyburn, Murthly, Perthshire; husband of Mary Rogers, of Inverglen, Kingussie, Inverness-shire. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 11.
SCOTT
James [L]
Private 315215, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 19 July 1918. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Dunkeld. Son of John and Marjory Scott, of Gallow Hill Lodge, Dunkeld. Formerly 4449, Scottish Horse. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
SHAW
Andrew
Private 291838, 7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds 24 November 1917. Aged 33. Born Caputh, enlisted St Andrews, Fifeshire. Son of Christina Shaw, of Spittalfield, Murthly, Perthshire, and the late Andrew Shaw. Born at Caputh, Murthly. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 11
SLIDDERS
David
Gunner 68884, 111th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 30 September 1916. Aged 24. Born Perth, enlisted Edinburgh, resident Murthley. Son of David and Elsie Slidders, of Boatlands, Caputh, Murthly, Perthshire. Buried in BOIS GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 10A.
SLIDDERS, MM
James
Gunner 104305, 336th battery, 117th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 27 September 1918. Aged 22. Born Blairgowrie, enlisted Perth. Son of David and Elsie Slidders, of Boatlands, Caputh, Murthly, Perthshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot V. Row F. Grave 12.
SMITH
Alexander
Private, Gordon Highlanders - No further information currently available
THOMSON
John
Driver T4/057234, No 4. Company, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 37th Division. Died 1 December 1918. Aged 40. Son of James and Jane Douglas Thomson; husband of Agnes Haxton (formerly Thomson), of Caputh, Murthly, Perthshire. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 14.
WILKIE
Robert
Private S/2999, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 21 october 1916. Aged 19. Born Caputh, enlisted Dunkeld. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilkie, of Kincairney, Murthly, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 C.
WRIGHT
John Howe
Private 292712, "B" Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds 13 November 1917. Aged 21. Born Spittalfield, Murthly, Perthshire, enlisted Dunkeld. Son of William and Elizabeth Wright, of 13, Greenend Terrace, Liberton, Edinburgh. Formerly 3rd/1st Scottish Horse. Buried in ADINKERKE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 4.

'THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE'

TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

BAIRD
David
Lance Corporal 2758588, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal HIghlanders). Died 2 September 1941. Aged 22. Son of Alexander and Catherine Baird, of Caputh, Perthshire. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Section L. Grave 16.
BAIRD
Robert Alexander G, The Hon.
Squadron Leader (Pilot) 70789, 115 Squadrion, Royal Air Force. Died 14 July 1943. Aged 33. Son of John Lawrence Baird, P.C., G.C.M.G., D.S.O., 1st Viscount Stonehaven, and of Viscountess Stonehaven (nee Keith Falconer); husband of Dormigelda Malvina Baird, of Great Waltham, Essex. Buried in LES HAYONS CHURCHYARD, Luxembourg, belgium. Collective grave.
BROWN
Allistair R
Trooper 1567632, Lovat Scouts. Died 11 August 1944. Aged 27. Son of William and Jessie Brown, of Dungarthill, Perthshire. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row B. Grave 30.
CLARK
William Gordon
Boy 1st Class D/JX 180650, H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Navy. Died 5 April 1942. Aged 17. Son of Alexander and Janet Munro Clark, of Perth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL,Devon. Panel 67, Column 3.
COX
Donald Nugent
Lieutenant 262170, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal HIghlanders). Died 2 November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frank Buchanan Henry Cox and of Eileen Nugent Cox (nee Smyth); husband of Dawn Antonia Gian Cox, of Bures, Suffolk. Buried in UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 6. Row H. Grave 1.
LOWREY
David McGregor
Rifleman 11409194, 1st Battalion (The London Irish Rifles), London Ulster Rifles. Died 19 September 1944. Aged 22. Son of John and Jane Ann Lowrey, of Dunkeld, Perthshire. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XIX. Row G. Grave 10.
LUCAS
Albert James
First Radio Officer, S.S. Lackenby (West Hartlepool), Merchant Navy. Died 23 January 1943. Aged 27. Son of George and Mabel Edith Lucas, of Errol, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 62.
LYLE
Ian Archibald De Hoghton
Captain 41559, 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died between 23-24 October 1942. Son of Sir Archibald Moir Park Lyle, M.C., T.D., J.P., D.L., M.A., 2nd Bt., and of Lady Lyle (nee De Hoghton), of Murthly, Perthshire; husband of the Hon. Lydia Lyle. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XVII. Row A. Collective grave 10-19.
LYLE
Robin Alexander
Major 49508, 79 (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 9 June 1944. Nuried in RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 3.
McLAREN
William Alistair
Flight Sergeant 1672260, 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 Nove,ber 1944. Aged 21. Son of William and Margaret McLaren, of Murthly. Buried in CAPUTH CEMETERY, Perthshire. Plot 365. Grave 1077.
MOWBRAY
David
Sapper 324193, 677 Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22 March 1946. Aged 26. Son of David and Martha Mowbray, of Murthly, Perthshire. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 6. Row F. Grave 16.
O'BRIEN
James
Ordinary Seaman D/SSX 36081, H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Navy. Died 5 April 1942. Aged 19. Son of Lawrence and Elsie M. O'Brien, of Caputh, Perthshire. No known tgrave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 67, Column 2.
PAUL
Henry Thomas
Private 1699770, Army Catering Corps. Died 30 June 1945. Aged 29. Son of Hendry and Elizabeth Paul; husband of Dorothy Paul. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVI. Row F. Grave 1.
RICHMOND
Leslie
Captain 66069, 10th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24 May 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 3.
TAYLOR
John
Leading Aircraftman 649184, 113 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 8 August 1941. Aged 26. Son of Raymond and Mary Elizabeth Taylor, of Caputh, Perthshire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt/ Plot XXIX. Row E. Grave 8.
YOUNG
Anthony Nugent
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Eagle, Royal Navy. Died 27 August 1940. Aged 24. Son of Lt.-Col. Herbert Nugent Young, D.S.O., and Alison Nugent Young, of South Kensington, London. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section N. Grave 4.

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