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KINCLAVEN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
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Sue Webb 2014

The Kinclaven war memorial is to be found in Kinclaven Parish Church, Kinclaven, Tayside, Scotland and takes the form of a lych gate at the entrance to the churchyard. The lych gate has decorative wrought iron gates with dedicatory tablets placed on the left and right hand walls of the gate naimg those who fell and an inscription above the gate itself. There are 14 names listed for World War 1 only. The gate was deducated by local clergy and unveiled by the Duke of Atholl 1 August 1920; the architect was Mr Reginald Fairlie. Details of the memorial appeared in the Blairgowrie Advertiser 7 August 1920.

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1914 1918
GIVE UNTO THE LORD THE GLORY DUE UNTO HIS NAME

IN PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR RIGHT FREEDOM
AND HONOUR

1914    
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 Caputh 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.

MURRAY
Charles John
Lieutenant, No 2. Company, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 25 October 1914. Aged 21. Son of Charles A. and Blanche Murray, of Taymount, Stanley, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

Extract from THE BOND OF SACRIFICE - VOLUME 1:

LIEUTENANT CHARLES JOHN MURRAY, 4th (RESERVE) BATTN . COLDSTREAM GUARDS, born on the 1st December, 1881, at Taymount, Stanley, Perthshire, was the son of Charles Archibald Murray, of Taymount, and a relative of the Earl of Mansfield and of Sir Robert D. Moncrieffe.

He was educated at Haileybury, and joined the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) in 1899, being transferred to the Coldstream Guards in 1901, and serving with them till 1912. He took part in the South African War, for which he received the King's medal. He was A.D.C. to Sir Percy Girouard, Governor of Northern Nigeria, from 1907-09, and was again with him when Governor of British East Africa from 1909-11. In 1912 he settled as a breeder of horses at Invershura Njoro, British East Africa.

On the outbreak of the war with Germany he rejoined the Coldstream Guards, and was serving with them when he was killed on the 20th October, 1914, near Ypres, when leading an attack on Poezelhoek.

Lieutenant Murray was a member of the Guards', Bachelors', and Caledonian Clubs.

1915    
KNOX
Walter
[Memorial states Private] Lance Corporal 1836, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 24 June 1915. Born Stanley, Perthshire, enlisted Perth. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 24 to 26.
McTAVISH
John
[Spelt MACTAVISH on CWGC[ Private 1835, 1st/6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds 24 June 1915. Born Stanley, Perthshire, enlisted Perth. Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 10.
WHITE
Thomas [Crarer]
Private 15464, 8th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Perth, enlisted Annan, Dumfries. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter White, of Taymount, Stanley, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 53 to 56.
1916    
JAMIESON
William C
Private 4365, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 18 August 1916. Born Ochiltree, enlisted Perth, resident Maueehline. Son of James F. Jamieson, of Rodenloft, Mauchline, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
1917    
MACKAY
David
[Memorial states Corporal, Highland Light Infantry] Acting Corporal 27019, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 12 October 1917. Born and enlisted Perth. Buried in ST. JULIEN DRESSING STATION CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 2.
MILLAR
Blythe
[Spelt MILLER on CWGC & DGW] Private 115902, 55th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Perth. Son of Blythe Miller, of Burnfoot, Kinfauns, Perth. Formerly T4/237170, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 15.
McINTOSH
Fraser
Private 266513, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 22. Born Brechin, Forfarshire, enlisted Perth. Son of Donald and Jane McIntosh, of Cleikiminn, Stanley, Perthshire. Buried in FAMPOUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 33.
1918    
ROBERTSON, MC
Charles, The Rev.
Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplains' Department. Died of wounds 3 October 1918. Aged 39. Son of Hope and Catherine McLeish Robertson, of Kinclaven, Perthshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 421.
HOGG
George
Private 265531, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 28 May 1918. Aged 23. Born Perth, enlisted Carlingnose, North Queensferry. Husband of Catherine Ferguson Hogg, of 11, Closeburn Terrace, Feus Rd., Perth. Native of Killiecrankie, Oban. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais. France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 12.
McANDREW
Stewart
Private 316535, "B" Company, 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion, Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 17 October 1918. Aged 23. Born Forfar, enlisted Perth. Son of James and C. McAndrew, of Crowbutts, Stanley, Perthshire. Native of Inverarity, Forfarshire. Formerly 3279, Scottish Horse. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU. Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 7.
SCOTT
James
Private, Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders) - too many options to find the right man
YOUNG
David
Pivate S/17854, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 22 August 1917. Born Dunkled, enlisted Perth. Formerly 24435, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 9.

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