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FORTINGALL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Baird Ferguson 2014

THE Fortingall war memorial stands next to the kirk and takes the form of an ornately decorated stone wheel cross whose shaft stands on a plinth with a single step. The inscription is on the face of the cross shaft and the names for both wars are on the plinth.

Photograph© Copyright Baird Ferguson 2014

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
QAND
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM FORTINGALL
DISTRICT
WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919
~~~
CHUM
CLOIR DHE
AGUS MAR
CHUIMHNEAGHAN
ORR-SA A THUIT
A FAIRTINGHILL
ANN SA CHOGADH
MHOR
1914 - 1919

ADAMSON
George
Serjeant 265504, 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 22 July 1918. Aged 28. Born Aberfeldy, enlisted Forres, Morayshire. Son of George and Margaret Adamson, of Fortingall, Perthshire; husband of Kathleen Mary Adamson, of 30, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 1.
CONNELL
David
Private 12167, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 19. Born Wigtown, enlisted and resident Dumfries. Son of David and Elizabeth Connell, of Holmes Farm, Kilmarnock. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.
McDONALD
John
Private 512205, 2nd/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Died of wounds 2 August 1918. Enlisted Lonodn, resident Aberfeldy. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row B. Grave 17.
McPHERSON
Angus
[Listed as Andrew MacPherson on SDGW] Private 268357, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 25. Born Fortingall, enlisted Dunkeld.
McPHERSON
Donald
Private CH/13741, H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 22 September 1914. Born 26 July 1883 in Fortingall, Perthshire. His father was Donald McPherson, of . Braidstone, Meigle, Forfarshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 7.
McPHERSON
Robert
Lance Corporal 266090, 6th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Alyth, Perthshire, enlisted Perth. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
MURRAY, MC
George Anthony
Major, "D" Battery, 47th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 4 April 1918. Aged 24. Son of Dr. Charles F. K. and Mrs. Murray, of Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa; husband of Margaret Murray, of 10, Palace Court, Bayswater Rd., London. Educated at Bedales and Trinity College, Cambridge. Awarded the Military Cross (M C). Buried in AUBIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 6.
SIMPSON
Thomas
Private 55207, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 25 August 1918. Aged 19. Born Fortingall, enlisted Glasgow, resident Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Son of James and Mary Simpson, of Schoolhouse, Fortingall, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Buried in ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 2.

"THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE:
"BHASAICH AID AIR AR SON NE"

1939 - 1945

BENNETT
Kenneth William
Aircraftman 1st Class 652800, 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 21 December 1941. Aged 18. Adopted son of James and Jane Bennett, of Aberfeldy, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 57.
CARMICHAEL
John
Gunner 1681331, 270 Battery, 91 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Siws 31 October 1941. Buried in DULL PARISH CHURCHYARD, Perthshire.
FISHER
Donald
Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force.
McCALLUM
Ian
Private 7957564, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 30 April 1943. Aged 23. Son of Archibald and Florence McCallum, of Keltneyburn, Perthshire. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot V. Row H. Grave 20.
MIRRIELEES
Frederick Donald
Volunteer, 4th (Perthshire) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 17 August 1940. Aged 58. Son of Sir Frederick James Mirrielees and Lady Mirrielees; husband of Mary C. Mirrielees, of Westminster, London. Cremated at DUNDEE CREMATORIUM, Scotland.
MIRRIELEES, MC
Donald Currie
Major 67799, 5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 29 August 1944. Aged 29. Son of Frederick Donald and Mary C. Mirrielees, of Westminster, London. B. A. (Cantab. ) Trinity College. Awarded the Military Cross (M C). Buried in ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 9.
MOLTENO
Donald Ian
Major 88003, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 16 February 1945. Aged 27. Son of Donald Jervis Molteno and Islay Kathleen Molteno; husband of Margot Molteno. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 60. Row B. Grave 13.

Last updated 9 January, 2014

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