ABOYNE AND GLEN TANAR WAR MEMORIAL
1914 – 1919

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Surnames A to C D to L M to Z

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

1

Cpl

25578

John Laing Barron

21

153rd Btn

Machine Gun Corps

Born

Bridgend Cotts., Aboyne.

25/7/1896

Enlisted

Aboyne

Died

 

23/6/1918

Buried

Chauny Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Aisne, France.

Son of

William & Elizabeth Barron, Huntly Cottages, Aboyne.

Notes

Father shoemaker with Milne & Munro, Aboyne. Known as “Sooter”. Brother of Davie, Paddy & Andy Barron. Formerly in Gordon Highlanders. Bridgend Cottages may have been the wooden houses at the foot of the gardens in Huntly Cottages which had the nickname of “Timmerton”.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

2

Pte

153142

Joseph Birss

35

43rd Bt. Manitoba Rgt.

Born

Tilphoudie, Aboyne.

1/10/1880

Enlisted

Winnipeg 14/6/1915

Died

Killed in action, Zillebeke, Belgium.

31/3/1916

Buried

Maple Copse Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of

Mrs Mary Birss. “Ivy Cottage”, Aboyne.

Notes

Worked as carpenter. Had previously served in the Scots Guards in London. Father John Birss, farmer Tilphoudie died 28/7/01 aged 74.
Next of kin: Brother John, 47, Balmoral Street, Aberdeen.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

3

Pte

76118

Douglas Brebner

18

2/5th Sherwood Fors

Born

Thriepsfield, Udney

18/7/1890

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Killed in action.

21/3/1918

Buried

Arrars Memorial, France.

Son of

James and Susan Brebner, Lynwood, Aboyne.

Notes

Occupation: carpenter. Father master carpenter and had a business in Aboyne where he built a number of the houses.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

4

Pte

S/24062

Alister Bremner

19

7th Seaforths

Born

Hall Buildings, Aboyne.

24/4/1899

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Killed in action.

1/10/1918

Buried

Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of

Alexander & Christina Bremner, Huntly Cottages, Aboyne.

Notes

Father, a mason, died 17/1/1917 aged 49 and mother died 8/11/1913 aged 45. Brother of Fergie Bremner, Ladywood Drive, Aboyne.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

5

Pte

291142

George Crighton Bruce

21

1st Gordon Hldrs.

Born

14 Back St., Peterhead

28/4/1896

Enlisted

Edinburgh

Died

Killed in action.

26/9/1917

Buried

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Son of

William & Mary Jane Bruce, “Willowbank”, Aboyne & 6 Ladywood Drive, Aboyne.

Notes

MI New cemetery Aboyne. Father journeyman baker. City Roll of Honour 1a, Claremont Street, Aberdeen.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

6

Sgt

290624

Albert Alexander Buchan

27

7th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Mains of Drumwhyndle Ellon

8/2/1890

Enlisted

Banchory

Died

Killed in action Rouex, France.

23/4/1917

Buried

Browns Copse Cemetery Rouex, France.

Son of

Alexander & Isabella Buchan, Carmaferg, Aboyne

Notes

The father was the blacksmith at Bridgend, Aboyne. Later on moved to 41 Balmoral Place, Aberdeen. Alex had four sons in the war, Harry, Marshall, Ralph and Albert.

 

Aboyne - Ralph Buchan

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

7

Pte

2622

Ralph Edward Buchan

20

7th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Skilmafilly, Savoch.

25/3/1896

Enlisted

Aboyne

Died

Died of Wounds at Dernacourt.

27/7/1916

Buried

Dernacourt Communal Cemetery,  Somme, France.

Son of

Alexander & Bella Buchan, Carmaferg, Aboyne.

Notes

The father was the blacksmith at Bridgend, Aboyne. Later on moved to 41 Balmoral Place, Aberdeen. Alex had four sons in the war, Harry, Marshall, Ralph and Albert.

 

Aboyne - James Burnett

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

8

L.Cpl

242196

James Ogg Burnett

19

5th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

“Runchley”, Aboyne.

13/8/1897

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Killed in action.

31/7/1917

Buried

Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Son of

Second son of James and Annie Burnett, Huntly Cottages, Aboyne.

Notes

Father a steam engine driver. Was in the Territorial Army and was an apprentice gardener in Turriff. Brother of Harold of Morven Place, Aboyne & cousin of Fred Ross. (38). Roll Book of Turriff – 12 Miles Round: page 124.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

9

Pte

2296

Farquhar Calder

26

2nd Scottish Horse

Born

“Springbank”, Coull.

19/2/1889

Enlisted

Tarland

Died

Killed in action Gallipoli.

7/12/1915

Buried

Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey.

Son of

Harry Farquhar Calder, Tarland & Mary Skinner Smith.

Husband of

Children

Helen Calder nee Coutts, “Craigwell” and Huntly Cottages,Aboyne.

Mrs Margaret Naylor, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Notes

Father an apprentice carpenter. The 2nd Scottish Horse was recruiting in Aberdeen at the end of 1914. MI New Cemetery, Aboyne. Wife Helen had a brother killed (15) in this war. I lived across the passage from Mrs Helen Calder in Huntly Cottages and went to school with her grandson Alan.

 

Aboyne - George Calder and James Calder

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

10

Sgt

13463

George Calder

33

5thbtn. Saskatchewan Rgt.  

Born

“Ardgathnie Cott”., Aboyne.

15/1/1884

Enlisted

Valianties 22/9/1914

Died

Killed in France.

12/9/1916

Buried

Contay British Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

Son of

Duncan & Helen Calder, Ardgathnie, Aboyne.

Notes

Father a journeyman mason. Occ: Carpenter. The Calders had two sons killed in the war. Twin William who was also next of kin lived in Killagury, Manitoba.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

11

Pte

2048

James Calder

26

RAMC

Born

“Ardgathnie” Cott., Aboyne.

29/10/1889

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Hospital in Newcastle-on-Tyne.

26/6/1916

Buried

Churchyard, Aboyne.

Son of

Duncan & Helen Calder, “Ardgathnie”, Aboyne.

Notes

Father a journeyman mason. Baker with Ledingham in Aboyne. Buried Aboyne Churchyard, coffin carried by soldiers from Aboyne Castle Hospital. Rev Canon Cornwall Jones officiated. The Calders had two sons killed in the war.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

12

Pte

S/17514

Richard G Campbell

20

4th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Waterside of Ferrar, Aboyne.

27/4/1898

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Killed in action

13/4/1918

Buried

Loos Memorial, France.

Son of

James & Elizabeth Campbell, Primrose, Aboyne.

Notes

Father was a road surfaceman. City Roll of Honour.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

13

Pte

15529

William R G Cooper

28

17th HLI

Born

Fasnadarroch, Glentanar, Aboyne.

27/12/1887

Enlisted

Glasgow

Died

Fell in action at the battle of the Somme.

1/7/1916

Buried

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.   

Son of

James & Elizabeth Cooper, “Peathillock”, Dinnet.

Notes

Mother Jessie Cooper, gardeners daughter.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

14

Gnr

175022

William Riddel Copland

25

210 Siege Battery
Royal Garrison Arty

Born

The Station, Portlethen.

11/2/1892

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Killed in action.

14/9/1917

Buried

New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of

Thomas & Jessie Copland

Notes

Formerly 4023 51 Brigade RFA. Was a farm servant at Arduthie, Stonehaven, joined army in 1915. Wounded 6/8/1916, recovered and back in France until killed. Parents married Crathie 9/7/1875, father a signalman. Name on Arbuthnott War Memorial.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

15

L.Cpl

67616

Peter Coutts

29

144th Coy.
Royal Engineers

Born

East Craigwell, Aboyne

15/12/1888

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Fell in action in France.

30/3/1918

Buried

Arras Memorial, France.

Son of

Peter & Margaret Coutts, “Craigwell”, Aboyne.

Notes

Father a labourer. Sister Mrs Helen Calder (9).


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

16

Drum

290483

Edward Coutts

23

7th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Mason Hall, Ballater.

17/3/1895

Enlisted

Aboyne

Died

 

25/12/1917

Buried

Red Cross Cemetery, Beugny, France.

Son of

John & Jeannie Coutts, 22, Deanpark St., Edinburgh.

Notes

Father a general labourer. Parents were married in Aboyne in 1886 and were living in the village at that time.

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