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GLEN LYON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Baird Ferguson and Marilyn Mackenzie 2014

The Glen Lyon memorial takes the form of a cairn and Mr Alex McCallum, Camusbrachan 1921, father of John Alexander McCallum, designed and built the Glen Lyon War Memorial.

Photograph© Copyright Baird Ferguson 2014

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
GRATEFUL REMEBRANCE OF THOSE FROM GLENLYON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

BEECH, CMG, DSO
John Robert
Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd/1st Scottish Horse. Died 6 November 1915. Aged 55. Son of the late James Dixon Beech and Susan Beech; husband of Alexandra Marion Beech, of Fasgath, Glenlyon. Served in the Egyptian and South African wars. Awarded Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG), and Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Buried in INNERWICK-IN-GLENLYON PARISH CHURCHYARD
BEECH
[Robert] Clyde
Captain, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 18 October 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. Alexander Beech, of Glenlyon, Perthshire, and the late Lt. Col. I. R. Beech. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
COWIE
Francis
Lance Corporal 4068, 1st/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 13 June 1916. Aged 27. Enlisted Aberdeen. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Cowie, of 54, High St., Fraserburgh. Prior to joining the forces deceased was assistant factor at Meggernie, Glenlyon, Perthshire. Buried in LOUEZ MILITARY CEMETERY, DUISANS. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8.
MacCALLUM
John Alexander
[Listed as Trooper on memorial] Private 315378, "B" Company, 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 17 October 1918. Aged 23. Born Fortingall, enlisted Meggerine. Son of Alexander and Barbara Jane McCallum, of Cambusvrachan, Glenlyon, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU. Ploy III. Row B. Grave 13.
MacCOLL
Duncan Colvin
[Spelt McCOLL on SDGW] Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 18 October 1916. Aged 19. Son of the Rev. John McColl and Mrs. I. M. McColl, of 64, Braid Rd., Edinburgh. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 B.
MacDONALD
Kenneth Mcrae
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 401125, 17th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 6 October 1918. Aged 24. Son of Alexander and Elsie Macdonald, of Burnside Cottage, Gallin, Glenlyon, Perthshire. Buried in TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot III. Row B. Grave 8.
McARTHUR
John
Private S/19121, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders transferred to (7529) 13th Company, Labour Corps. Died 18 June 1917. Aged 26. Son of Malcolm and Jessie McArthur, of Lubreoch, Glenlyon, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETER. Plot II. Row F. Grave 13.
McGONIGILL
Angus
[Spelt McGonigall on memorial] Private S/9483, "D" Company, 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 28. Born Latheron, Caithnessshire, enlisted Aberfeldy. Son of James and Catherine Henderson McGonigill, of Mount Pleasant, Smerral, Latheron Wheel, Wick, Caithness. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 18.
REID
Alfred
Lance Corporal 76290, "C" Company, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Perth, enlisted Glasgow. Son of Mary A. Reid, of "Strathview," New Scone Rd., Perth, and the late Henry Reid. Formerly 119 (H.F. company), Royal Engineers. Buried in PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY. Plot III. Row A. Grave 4.
TOMPSON
Alan [Hawtin]
[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial, Alan Hawree Tompson on SDGW] Second Lieutenant, Special reserve attached to 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27 September 1915. Aged 35. Embarked France 15 August 1915. Son of John Alfred and Marie Louise Tompson; husband of Gladys Tompson (nee Bullough), of Glenlyon. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, son of John Alfred and Marie Louise Clifford Tompson, born Denham, Buckinghamshire, resident The Priory, Denham. In the 1891 census he was a son, aged 11, born Denham, resident The Priory, Denham. In the 1901 census he is a son, aged 21, born Denham, resident Dromenagh (?), Iver, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 5 to 7. See also Charterhouse School

From the Charterhouse Register Vol 2, Cricket Quarter 1894:

Tompson, Alan Hawtin. b. 23 Jan., 1880: 2 s. of Alfred Tompson, of Iver Heath; (Robinites-Verites); Senior Scholar; Cricket XI, 1897,'98,'99; Capt., '99; Football XI, 1898-'99; Left C.Q. 1899. Exhibitioner Trin. Coll., Camb.; B.A.;- Sheep Farmer.
A.H. Tompson, Esq., Nairobi, East Africa..

Note from the Times newspaper of 20 October 1915 under heading "Fallen Officers."

Lieutenant Alan Tompson of 4th battalion Grenadier Guards who was killed on September 27th was the son of Mr. John Arthur Tompson of Dromenagh, Iver Heath. He was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity Cambridge where he took a scholarship and several distinctions. He was well known in British East Africa, having gone there 11 years ago and taken up land. He served 6 months in the East Africa Mounted Rifles.

Extract from Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 about Alan Hawtin Tompson :

Name: Alan Hawtin Tompson
College: TRINITY
Entered: Michs. 1899
Born: 23 Jan 1880

Adm. sizar at TRINITY, Sept. 30, 1899. [2nd] s. of John Alfred, of ‘Dromenagh,’ Iver Heath, Bucks. (and Marie Louise Clifford, dau. of T. Kimber). B. Jan. 23, 1880, at Denham, Uxbridge. School, Charterhouse. Matric. Michs. 1899; B.A. 1902. A sheep-farmer in Nairobi, British East Africa. Married, 1915, Gladys, dau. of John Bullough, of Kinloch Castle, Rhum. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Second Lieut., East African Mounted Rifies and Grenadier Guards); killed in action, Sept. 27, 1915. Brother of the next. (The Times, Oct. 20, 1915.)

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

ANDERSON
William [David]
Serjeant 1083613, 67(2/5th Battalion East Surrey Regiment) Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27 September 1943. Aged 33. Son of Edward Anderson and Jane Ann Anderson(nee Tosh) Husband of Marion Semple Anderson(nee Stewart) of Arbroath Angus. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 7. Row E. Grave 10.
CARMICHAEL
John
Gunner 1681331, 270 Battery 91 HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 31 October 1941. Buried in DULL PARISH CHURCHYARD, Perthshire.

This Memorial was
Designed and Erected byMr Alex McCallum
Camusvrachan 1921

Last updated 19 August, 2014

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