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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Herd, Herbert James Reply with quote

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Name: Herbert James Herd
Age: 27
Date of Death: Monday 16 July 1923
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 7th Bn.
Honours/Awards: Distinguished Service Order
Service No. Not Applicable
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Died of illness (TB) contracted on active service.

Citation for the DSO published in the London Gazette on the 25th of July 1916 reads: 'For conspicuous gallantry when in command of a raiding party. Accompanied by a wounded serjeant he completed work which his bombers had failed to do. Under very heavy fire Lt. Herd carried a wounded serjeant to safety and on three seperate occasions went out under heavy fire to look for missing men.'

His brother Oswald was killed on the Somme.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Low, Reginald John Reply with quote

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Name: Reginald John Low
Age: 32
Date of Death: Sunday 28 January 1923
Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 11th Battery Light Armoured Motor Brigade
Honours/Awards: Distinguised Conduct Medal
Service No. 1368
Cemetery/Memorial: Dunfermline Cemetery.

Additional Info. Son of John and Mrs Jeanie Grant Low.
Husband of Louisa Mary Striven Low of 1 Tollgate, Dunfermline.
Sgt R.J.Low is buried in Dunfermline Cemetery along side his wife.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Oliphant, George Reply with quote

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Name: George Oliphant
Age: 39
Date of Death: Sunday 29 October 1922
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 90th Bn.
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. 186341
Cemetery/Memorial: Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Canada.
Grave Reference: M.411.

Additional Info. Born in Kirkcaldy, the son of David and Mrs Mary Oliphant.
Enlisted in Winnipeg and served in the 90th Winnipeg Rifles.
Husband of Anna Oliphant of Winnipeg.
Died in the Selkirk Military Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: Cargill, James Renton Reply with quote

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Name: James Renton Cargill
Age: 23
Date of Death: Monday 13 May 1918
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 6th Coy. (Forth)
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. 5204
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Son of Thomas Paterson Cargill and Mrs Georgina McCulloch Cargill.

Enlisted on the 9th of December 1914 in Kirkcaldy.
Medically discharged on the 12th of May 1915 in North Queensferry.
Gnr Cargill is not listed on the CWGC or SNWM websites as he was medically discharged from the army before his death in 1918.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Chalmers, William Reply with quote

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Name: William Chalmers
Age: 59
Date of Death: Tuesday 08 April 1941
Rank: Corporal (Acting Serjeant)
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit/Ship/Squadron: Not Recorded
Honours/Awards: Distinguised Conduct Medal and Military Medal
Service No. 345314
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Resided Kirkcaldy; latterly as an Electrical Engineer. Husband of the late Elizabeth Johnstone P. Chalmers.
Formerly Service No. 2451 Fife & Forfar Yeomanry.

Arrived in the Balkans 7th Sep 1915.

D.C.M. Citation reads 'For Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While attacking a bay in the enemy trench containing two machine guns his serjeant was knocked down by a bomb. He at once leapt into the trench and killed three of the enemy who were about to attack the serjeant. He showed splendid courage and initiative.' From the London Gazette dated 28th March 1918.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Craig, George Reply with quote

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Name: George Craig
Age: 73
Date of Death: 19th September 1934
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Merchantile Marine
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Husband of Jane Walker Henderson.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Hunter, William Vail Reply with quote

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Name: William Vail Hunter
Age: 69
Date of Death: Wednesday 24 March 1965
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 8/10th Bn.
Honours/Awards: Distinguised Conduct Medal
Service No. 235409
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Citation from London Gazette 3rd September 1918 reads: 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action when commanding a platoon holding a strong point, which he defended until almost encircled by the enemy. After inflicting heavy losses on them, he withdrew gradually, taking up successive positions, and thus allowing his company to be withdrawn. He showed the utmost disregard of danger, continually exposing himself while encouraging his men, and his superb example and fine leadership inspired all ranks with him.

William Vail Hunter was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Gordon Highlanders in March 1919.
Deputy Chief Constable W.V. Hunter D.C.M. was awarded the Coronation Medal in 1937.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Hutchison, Robert Reply with quote

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Name: Robert Hutchison
Age: 76
Date of Death: Tuesday 13 June 1950
Rank: Major General
Regiment/Service: Fife Artillery. 7th Dragoon Guards. Imperial Yeomanry. 11th Hussars and 4th Dragoon Guards.
Honours/Awards: Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, Companion of the Order of the Bath, Distinguished Service Order & Privy Council.
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Son of Alexander and Margaret Whyte Kev Hutchison of Braehead, Kirkcaldy. Husband of (1) Agnes Begbie Drysdale and (2) Alma Cowes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hutchison,_1st_Baron_Hutchison_of_Montrose


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: King, William Thomas Reply with quote

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Name: William Thomas King
Age: 70
Date of Death: Friday 08 February 1935
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit/Ship/Squadron: S.S. New Abbotshall
Honours/Awards: Distinguished Service Cross
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Husband of Mrs Janet King.
The Award of the Distinguished Service Cross was announced in the London Gazette Supplement 8989 dated 29th of August 1917.
In recognition of zeal and devotion to duty shown in carrying on the trade of the country during the war.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Low, John Reply with quote

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Name: John Low
Age: 23
Date of Death: Sunday 15 October 1916
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 34th (Res) Bty.
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. 6558
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Son of Peter Low and Jane Williamson of 7 St. Mary's Place, Kirkcaldy.
Enlisted on the 2nd of September 1914 in Kirkcaldy.
Discharged on the 3rd of August 1915 Kings Regs 392 (xvi).
John Low died from Pulmonary Tuberculosis (2 years).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Munro, Hector William Reply with quote

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Name: Hector William Munro
Age: 30
Date of Death: Tuesday 15 February 1927
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial)
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. 291804
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Son of William and Helen Blyth Munro
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Oswald, John Townsend Reply with quote

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Name: John Townsend Oswald
Age: 72
Date of Death: 2nd June 1863
Rank: Captain and Honorary Major
Regiment/Service: Grenadier Guards. Atholl Highlanders. Fife Light Horse.
Honours/Awards: Volunteer Officers' Decoration (1892)
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Son of Sir John Oswald.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Oswald, St. Clair Reply with quote

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Name: St. Clair Oswald
Age: 80
Date of Death: Wednesday 14 December 1938
Rank: Colonel
Regiment/Service: King's Own 3rd Hussars
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Born in Kirkcaldy. Son of Major (and MP) James Townsend Oswald and Mrs Ellen Octavia Miles Oswald.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Prentice, Robert Emile Shepherd Reply with quote

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Name: Robert Emile Shepherd Prentice
Age: 81
Date of Death: Saturday 22 February 1958
Rank: Brigadier General
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Honours/Awards: Companion of the Order of the Bath, Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George and Distinguished Service Order.
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Ritchie, John Beattie Reply with quote

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Name: John Beattie Ritchie
Age: 30
Date of Death: Friday 11 July 1919
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit/Ship/Squadron: 1st/7th Bn.
Honours/Awards: None Recorded
Service No. 290823
Cemetery/Memorial: Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery.

Additional Info. Son of Archibald and Mrs Sophia Williamson Ritchie; husband of Elspeth Wilson Ritchie.

Wounded at Beaumont Hamel in 1916.
Awarded Silver War Badge No. 224886
Medically Discharged on the 1st September 1917.
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