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

17

Cpl

15848

Falconer Davidson

35

Royal Air Force
43rd Sqn.

Born

Northwater Bridge

12/6/1883

Enlisted

 

Died

 

26/11/1918

Buried

Kortrijk (St-Jan) Community Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of

George & Jessie Davidson, St. Cyrus.

Notes

Father a master blacksmith. Voters roll of 1918/19 shows the family were living at Drumnagesk, Dess. Falconer was a Ghillie.

 

Aboyne - Alexander Downie and Susan Downie

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

18

Sapr

402627

Alexander Downie

40

1st Siege Company
Royal Engineers

Born

Bargless, Crathie.

30/5/1877

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Killed in action.

9/5/1918

Buried

Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, France.     

Son of

Alexander Downie, policeman & Elizabeth Michie, housemaid.

Husband of

Susan Downie, of "Alberta," Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. Married in Aberdeen December 1915.

Notes

Susan was a sister of the Middletons of Alberta, Aboyne & had three brothers killed (31, 32 & 33)


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

19

Pte

S/7827

Alexander Duncan

22

1st Seaforth Hldrs.

Born

Drumblair, Forgue.

16/2/1894

Enlisted

Elgin

Died

Killed in action Persian Gulf.

7/1/1916

Buried

Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Son of

John & Christian Duncan, Home Farm House, Glen Tanar, Aboyne.

Notes

Father was Grieve at Glen Tanar. Occ: constable. Morayshire Roll of Honour. Also 51 Main Street, Rhynie.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

20

Pte

6466

Alexander Ellis

20

4th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Bonnyside, Aboyne

28/7/1896

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Killed in action.

5/12/1916

Buried

Courcelette British Cemetery, France.

Son of

James and Mary Ellis, “Laurelbank”, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.

Notes

Father a labourer. Two sons killed in the war. Grandson of Mrs Grassick, Huntly Cottages, Aboyne.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

21

Pte

S/18091

John Ellis

23

6th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Shamrock, Aboyne

23/11/1894

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Died of wounds

7/10/1918

Buried

Bacquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux,  France.

Son of

James and Mary Ellis, "Laurelbank," Aboyne.

Notes

Father a labourer. Two sons killed in the war. Grandson of Mrs Grassick, Huntly Cottages, Aboyne. Roll of Honour for the Howe of Cromar: Colmuir, Coull, photo.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

22

Capt

 

Hobart Brooks Farquhar

41

15th London Regt Civil Service Rifles

Born

Carlogie, Aboyne

16/4/1874

Enlisted

 

Died

Killed in action

22/5/1916

Buried

Arras Memorial. France      

Son of

the late Admiral Sir Arthur & Ellen Farquhar, K.C.B., of Drumnagesk, Aboyne.

Husband of

Ida Violet Farquhar, of Barry Lodge, Hook Heath, Woking.

Notes

Served in the Matabele Wars and South African Campaigns.
Officers Book page 249.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

23

Lt

 

Alastair Charles Nicol Farquhar

28

Royal Navy

Born

Iowa, USA.

1888

Enlisted

 

Died

H.M.S. Eden, English Channel.

17/6/1916

Buried

Memorial, Kincardine O’Neil Episcopalian Churchyard.       

Son of

Albert & Alice Farquhar.

Notes

Banchory War Memorial. Mother died Boulder, West Australia 13/11/1900. 1891 census Lachlan Cottage, High Street, Banchory.


No

Rank
Pte

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

24

15601

James McKenzie Garioch

24

17th HLI

Born

Railway Cottages, Aboyne

1/6/1894

Enlisted

Glasgow

Died

Killed in action.

27/5/1918

Buried

Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France.

Son of

Mrs Mary Garioch, Railway Cottages, Aboyne.

Notes

Father Peter, railway porter, died 18/2/1910 aged 69. Two other Gariochs also served in the 17th HLI.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

25

Lt

 

Alexander Rennie Henderson

26

4th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Aberdeen

8/11/1888

Enlisted

 

Died

Reported wounded and missing.

25/9/1915

Buried

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.       

Son of

Alexander R. Henderson, 46, Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen and the late Elizabeth J. Thomson Henderson. M.A., Aberdeen University.

Notes

Teacher at Aboyne School prior to his serviceGraduated at Aberdeen University and was well known in sporting circles. Robert Gordon’s College Roll of Service in the great War: page 19. Photo. City Roll of Honour: 46 Beaconsfield Place. Officers book page 241. The Student Soldiers. Aberdeen University Review Vol IV: page 189.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

26

Pte

223029

Thomas Stothart Keith

31

6th Cameron Hldrs.

Born

Craigveigh, Aboyne

11/8/1887

Enlisted

Dundee

Died

Killed in action, Soissons.

24/7/1918

Buried

Soissons Memorial, France.     

Son of

Dr & Mrs Alexander Keith, “Craigveigh”, Aboyne.

Notes

Formerly 4926 Royal Highlanders & 126848 Lovat Scouts.
Dr Alexander Dalziel Keith died 25/11/1914 aged 77 and his wife Agnes died 4/2/1912 aged 64. City Roll of Honour.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

27

Pte

811559

William Braithwaite King

38

49th.bt.  Alberta Regt.

Born

Aberdeen

8/12/1878

Enlisted

Edmonton 30/12/1915

Died

Died of wounds

15/4/1917

Buried

Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.        

Son of

William Cullen & Sarah Braithwaite King, 210, Union St., Aberdeen and Dalry Cottage, Aboyne.

Notes

Occ: Travelling salesman. Previously 3 years in Royal Engineers (v) Aberdeenshire. In drapery trade in London, Glasgow & Newcastle. Went to Canada in 1901, farming and then in the fruit trade in Edmonton. MI Allenvale Cemetery, Aberdeen. Grammer School, Aberdeen, City Roll of Honour: 393 Gt. Western Road, Aberdeen.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

28

Pte

S/24126

Peter Joseph Lamont

19

8th Black Watch

Born

Knowhead, Lumphanan

3/11/1898

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

 

7/5/1918

Buried

Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, France.

Son of

Peter  & Margaret Lamont, “Huntly Cottage”, Aboyne.

Notes

Father was a game keeper/ghillie. Formerly 7049 Scottish Horse.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

29

Rflm

372497

Alexander Littlejohn

21

8th PO Rifles

Born

West Rosebank, Aboyne.

29/4/1896

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Died of wounds, Belgium.

11/9/1917

Buried

Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.     

Son of

James B & Helen Jessie Littlejohn, “Deebank”, Aboyne.

Notes

Father was a mason. City Roll of Honour 5 Waverley Place.

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