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War Graves, Dunning

In St Serf’s churchyard, Dunning (see previous post,) there are two Commonwealth War Graves

Lance Corporal W L Crowe, 5th Battalion, Australian Infantry, 6/7/1918, aged 24:-

War Grave, Dunning, Strathearn

Corporal A G Small, Army Catering Corps, 15/12/1944, aged 22:-

Dunning War Grave

In the churchyard another gravestone commemorates William Duncan, 1st Scots Guards, died of wounds in France, 13/12/1916 aged 32:-

War Death Commemoration Dunning

A plaque in St Serf’s itself remembers Major Norman Chetwynd Rollo, KOSB, died of wounds in Belgium, September, 1944, aged 28:-

War Memorial Plaque, St Serf's, Dunning

A burn runs through the village and under the main road. It forms a backstop to the foot of this garden:-

Burn, Tree and Garden, Dunning

Dunning War Memorials

Dunning is a village in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Its War Memorial is a Celtic Cross set into a shaped stone above a series of steps.

The steps are inscribed with the dates 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. The cross has 1919 just below it. The main tablet is inscribed, “Erected by the inhabitants of Dunning and District in grateful memory of the men from the neighbourhood who fell in the Great War.” The curved one above states, “These four tablets were added in memory of those who died in the war 1939 – 1945.”

Dunning War Memorial from West

From east:-

Dunning War Memorial from East

From north:-

Dunning War Memorial from North

From south:-

Dunning War Memorial from South

One of the faces of Dunning War Memorial showing names for both World Wars:-

Dunning War Memorial Names

On the wall of the churchyard is a plaque installed in 1995 expressing thanks to the villagers from grateful World War 2 evacuees:-

Dunning War Memorial Plaque on Churchyard Wall

Commonwealth War Graves, Forteviot

Forteviot is a village in Strathearn, Perthshire.

Its churchyard contains the graves of three brothers, side by side.

Private J Bonthrone, the Black Watch, 25/3/1920, aged 23.
Guardsman A Bonthrone, Scots Guards, 12/8/1915, aged 23.
Corporal D Bonthrone, the Black Watch, 29/2/1920, aged 33.

War Graves, Forteviot

Alexander, David and John Bonthrone are also commemorated on the family gravestone close by:-

War Deaths Inscription, Forteviot

There is one World War 2 grave, that of Private C Walker, the Black Watch, 29/12/1944, aged 26:-

Forteviot War Grave

Devonvale Mills War Memorial

Devonvale Mills was sited at Tillicoultry. The Memorial now lies beside a retail outlet.

Devonvale Mills War Memorial

Closer view:-

Devonvale Mills War Memorial Close-up

Dedication. Inscribed, “1939 – 1945. To the men of Devonvale Mills who gave their lives for their country” with names below:-

Devonvale Mills War Memorial Dedication

Reverse view. Sterling Mills warehouse across road.

Reverse, Devonvale Mills War Memorial Reverse

Memorial gates:-

Devonvale Mills War Memorial Gates

Memorial information board:-

Information Board, Devonvale Mills War Memorial

Markinch War Memorial Addendum

I posted some photographs of the nearest War Memorial (Markinch) to Son of the Rock Acres here. I did not at the time post details of the dedications.

Great War dedication, “To the glory of God and in memory of the men from Markinch who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1919” below carved figure of St George.

Markinch War Memorial, Great War  Dedication and St George.

World War 2 dedication, “Remember also those who laid down their lives in the Second World War 1939 – 1945,” plus names of the fallen below carved figure of St Drostan:-

Markinch War Memorial WW2 Dedication and St Drostan

Surround stones. These display the names of the Great War dead on their internal faces:-

Markinch War Memorial, Surround Stones

War Graves, Newburgh

I have posted about Newburgh before, but I hadn’t visited its cemetery until in August 2018 I found four graves each with a possible war link.

Regulating Petty Officer A S Anderson, RN, HMS St George, 14/5/1944, aged 43:-

War Grave, Newburgh Cemetery

Corporal J MacNaughton RAF, 8/9/1946, aged 28:-

Newburgh War Grave

Private J Blyth, The Black Watch, 3/1/1915:-

Great War Grave, Newburgh

An unusual one this. It has a Commonwealth War Graves style headstone but is inscribed, “Alexander Ilytch Shenkman, born Moscow 29/11/1923, died Newburgh 21/2/2004.”:-

Grave Newburgh

Kinross Memorial Hall

This was not originally a Memorial Hall. It lies just off Kinross’s High Street. It was under refurbishment when I photographed it.

Kinross Memorial Hall

Cartouche, inscribed, “Erected AD 1841 and presented to Kinross Burgh AD 1947 by Kinross Market Company in memory of the men and women of Kinross who fell and in grateful recognition of all who served in the Second World War 1939 – 1945.”

Kinross Memorial Hall Cartouche

Brechin War Memorial

After all those visits to Brechin to see the mighty Sons of the Rock play away against Brechin City last year in August in preparation for yet another visit I finally looked up where Brechin’s War Memorial is located. It turned out it’s very near the football ground in a pleasant park area.

It’s an impressive sandstone column:-

Brechin War Memorial

Side view:-

Brechin War Memorial From Side

World War 2 Dedication. “To the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of those who gave their lives in the Second World War 1939 – 1945.” Below the names, “Greater love hath no man than this.”

World War 2 Dedication, Brechin War Memorial

Great War Dedication, “To the undying memory of the men of the City and Parish of Brechin who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1919. Their name liveth for evermore,” and names Ada – Cla:-

Brechin War Memorial Great War Dedication

Great War names Cob – Hod:-

WW1 Names, Brechin War Memorial 8

Great War names Hoo-Pai:-

Great War Names Brechin War Memorial

Great War names Pet – You:-

Brechin War Memorial Great War Names

Other Conflicts; Kenya, Northern Ireland, Korea, Malaya. Plus additional names for France 1916, Burma 1945, and Mediterranean 1942:-

Brechin War Memorial, Other Conflicts

Carmyllie War Memorial

For years on my way up to Brechin to see the mighty Sons of the Rock play at Glebe Park against Brechin City I have been passing this War Memorial – a granite pillar by the side of the B961 seemingly in the middle of nowhere at a junction with an unnumbered minor road (to the left in the first photo below.) There’s not really a place to park but on making that same trip in August 2018 I made sure to stop.

Carmyllie War Memorial

As you can see it’s beautifully kept.

The inscription reads, “In proud and loving memory of men from Carmyllie District who fell in the Great Wars 1914 – 1918. 1939 – 1945.” Great War names are below, plus one for World War 2.

Carmyllie War Memorial Pillar

A memorial bench is set behind the pillar:-

Carmyllie War Memorial Bench

Great War names, plus one for World War 2:-

Carmyllie War Memorial Names

Again Great War names, plus one for World War 2:-

Names Carmyllie War Memorial

The lack of Second World War names on these rural memorials may be due a combination of the loss of men in the Great War and the decline in numbers of men involved in farming which occurred between the two wars as a result of mechanisation.

Giffordtown War Memorial

A stone obelisk on a square plinth, this serves the Fife parish of Collessie which encompasses the villages of Collessie, Giffordtown, Charlottetown and Edentown.

Southern aspect. Inscribed, “Giffordtown and District War Memorial. In honoured memory of the men of Collessie Parish who made the supreme sacrifice for their country in the Great War 1914 – 1919.” The panel below says, “1939 – 1945” and then lists names for WW2:-

Giffordtown War Memorial Southern Aspect

Eastern aspect. Great War names:-

Giffordtown War Memorial Eastern Aspect

Northern aspect. The top panel lists WW1 names. The lower panel is indistinct but I believe commemorates a death in the Korean War:-

Giffordtown War Memorial

Western aspect. Great War names:-

Giffordtown War Memorial, Western Aspect

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