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MEIGLE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Sue Webb 2014

The Meigle war memorial is to be found in Meigle, Tayside, Scotland and takes the form of a large stone archway with a tiled roof with stone tablets set into columns of the archway bearing the names and inscription. There are 16 names for World War 1 and 8 for World War 2 although only World War 1 is currently listed here. The names are listed by rank then surname but for ease of research have been sorted into alphabetical order.

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IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
1914 - 1918

BAXTER
Frederick
Private 1166, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action in the persian Gulf 21 January 1916. Born Forfar, enlisted Dundee. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 25 and 63.
BROWN, MM
Thomas [B]
Serjeant 265375, 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 16 May 1917. Aged 30. Born Newtyle, Forfarshire, enlisted Fogwatt, Morayshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Son of Thomas and E. Brown, of Burnside Cottage, Meigle, Perthshire. Born at Nether Mill, Alyth Junction, Perthshire. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 3.
BRUCE
Alexander R
Trooper 834, Royal Canadian Dragoons. Died 25 August 1920. Aged 33. Son of Robert and Annie Bruce, of The Square, Meigle, Perthshire, Scotland. Buried in CALGARY UNION CEMETERY, Alberta, Canada. Grave reference B. 8. L. 5. Sec. N. National Archives of Canada Accesion Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1197 - 3
EASSON
John
Private 25080, 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 24 April 1915. Aged 20. Born 1 October 1894 in Meigle. Son of Marjory Easson, of 52, Colborne St., Kingston, Ontario, and the late William Easson. Tool maker by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted 23 April 1914, passed fit 24 April 1914, at Valcartier Camp, Quebec, Canada, aged 20; height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accesion Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2806 - 10
GUILD
William Simpson
Private 9790, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 2 May 1915. Born 13 June 1891 in Diumpilbo (?), Perthshire. Son of James Guild, of Dyke Head, Kerricmuir (?). Salesman by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted 22 September 1914, passed fit 2 September 1914, at Valcartier, Quebec, Canada, aged 23, height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 25 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair dark brown; religion Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accesion Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3876 - 77
HUNTER
John
[Listed as Company Quartermaster Serjeant on memorial] Lance Serjeant 240208, 4th/5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 28. Born Alyth, enlisted Newtyle, Forfarshire. Son of the late John Hunter, of Melbourne House, Meigle, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.
KEITH
George [Tasker]
Private S/41614, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own, Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Meigle, enlisted Perth. Son of William T. and Mary J. Keith, of 618, Preston St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Formerly 110261, Royal Flying Corps, S/21065, Gordon Highlanders, Lovat Scouts and D/20052, London Scottish. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 8.
LINDSAY
David Aalexander
Private S/6339, 9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 19. Born Alyth, enlisted Blairgowrie. Son of James Abercrombie Lindsay and Rose Arm Lindsay, of Hill of Hallyards, Meigle, Perthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 115 to 119.
McBAIN
Andrew Christopher/Chisholm Inglis
[SDGW sattes Christopher and CWGC states Chisholm] Private 201508, 1st/7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 19 September 1917. Aged 26. Born Leith, enlisted Edinburgh. Son of Alexander and Elizabeth McBain, of The Craig, Alyth, Perthshire. Native of Selkirk. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row F. Grave 13.
MURRAY
Thomas
Gunner 250320, "A" Battery, 169th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 6 May 1918. Enlisted Dundee, resident Meigle. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 8.
RENNIE
Charles Phillip
[Listed as RENNIE, Charles G P on memorial] Private S/7911, Depot, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 16 August 1915. Aged 19. Born East Nevay, Forfarshire, enlisted Perth. Son of Charles and Betsy Rennie, of Castleton Farm, Meigle, Perthshire. Creamted and commemorated in CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM, MANOR PARK, Essex. Screen Wall. 235. 3A.
ROBERTSON
Franklin Greig
Private 292916, 1st/7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 23. Born Hains (sic), Forfarshire, enlisted Dundee. Son of John Cockran Robertson and his wife Jessie Scott, of Rose Cottage, Kettins, Coupar Angus, Perthshire. Born at Barns of Claverhouse, Mains and Strath martine, Dundee. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot V. Row g. Grave 27.
SHEPHERD
David [Duncan]
Private 266224, 1st/9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 28 October 1917. Aged 37. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd, of Longleys, Meigle, Perthshire. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9.
SMITH
George
[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 1463, 1st/3rd Scottish Horse Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 2 November 1915. Aged 24. Enlisted Dunkeld, resident East Neary. Son of James and Jane Smith, of East Camno, Meigle, Perthshire. Buried in TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave 56.
STURROCK
Charles [Gardyne]
Private S/15059, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died in Egypt 7 November 1918. Aged 33. Born Monikie, enlisted Perth. Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Grave 86.
YOUNGER
Peter
Private 3024, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died in the United Kingdom 7 April 1915. Born Meigle, enlisted Perth. Buried in ALYTH CEMETERY, Perthshire. Grave 905.

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
1939 -1945

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Last updated 13 January, 2014

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