ABOYNE AND GLEN TANAR WAR MEMORIAL
1914 – 1919

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Surnames A to C D to L M to Z

 

Aboyne - John Middleton

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

30

Sgt

108385

John Middleton

28

1stbtn Saskatchewan Regt.

Born

Manse Cottage Birse, Aboyne.

28/6/1889

Enlisted

 

Died

 

7-10/4/1917

Buried

Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, France.

Son of

John & Susan Middleton, “Alberta”, Golf Road, Aboyne.

Notes

Father was a farm overseer. John Middleton had seven sons in the forces, Charles, Archibald, Lewis, James, Ernest, John and Alexander. Three were killed. Previously lived Huntly Cottages. The surviving sons, who also lived in Canada, often came back to Aboyne on holiday. When the bar at the Huntly Arms Hotel closed at 9 pm they would wend their way home to Alberta singing the Red River Valley.

 

Aboyne - Archibald Middleton

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

31

Pte

425080

Archibald Middleton

21

49thbtn  Alberta Regt.

Born

Birkenbush, Birse.

23/5/1895

Enlisted

Brandon 3/3/1915

Died

 

10/10/1916

Buried

Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France. 

Son of

John & Susan Middleton, “Alberta”, Golf Road, Aboyne.

Notes

Father was a farm overseer. Occupation: farm hand. John Middleton had seven sons in the forces, Charles, Archibald, Lewis, James, Ernest, John and Alexander. Three were killed. Previously lived Huntly Cottages. John, the father, went to Canada a number of times to visit his sons and spoke highly of Canada, to such an extent that the young lads in Aboyne nicknamed him “Medicine Hat”.

 

Aboyne-Charles Middleton

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

32

Pte

422290

Charles Dunn Middleton

29

8thbtn  Manitoba Regt.

Born

Manse Cottage, Birse.

2/8/1886

Enlisted

Winnipeg 25/3/1915

Died

 

14/6/1916

Buried

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

Son of

John & Susan Middleton, “Alberta”, Golf Road, Aboyne

Notes

Father was a farm overseer. Occ: Cycle mechanic. Served three years in 4th Gordons (TA). John Middleton had seven sons in the forces, Charles, Archibald, Lewis, James, Ernest, John and Alexander. Three were killed. Previously lived Huntly Cottages.

 

Aboyne - John Middleton

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

33

Pte

2974

John Middleton

21

7th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Village, Tarland.

25/10/1893

Enlisted

Aboyne

Died

Killed in action

18/6/1915

Buried

Le Touret Memorial, France.     

Son of

William and Isabella Middleton, “Mill Cottage”, Tarland, Aboyne.

Notes

Father was a farm servant. The two brothers walked the five miles from Tarland to Aboyne to enlist. Also on Tarland Memorial & MI Tarland  CY.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

34

Pte

266834

William James Middleton

20

7th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Village, Tarland.

28/8/1896

Enlisted

Crathes?

Died

Killed in action.

9/4/1917

Buried

 Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt, France.

Son of

William and Isabella Middleton, “Mill Cottage”, Tarland, Aboyne.

Notes

Father was a farm servant. The two brothers walked the five miles from Tarland to Aboyne to enlist. Also on Tarland Memorial & MI Tarland Church Yard.  Roll of Honour for the Howe of Cromar, photo.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

35

Sgt

261025

George Milne

24

3rdbtn Canadian Engrs

Born

Aboyne

8/10/1894

Enlisted

Winnipeg 13/3/1916

Died

Died of wounds in France

20/7/1918

Buried

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery,  Arras, France.    

Son of

John and Elizabeth Milne, Kirkton, Aboyne.

Notes

Occ: Conductor in Winnipeg. Next of kin Winifred Milne (sister)


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

36

Pte

202189

Alfred Arnot Milne

19

4th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

“Rowanbank”, Aboyne.

8/5/1898

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Died of wounds, France.

8/10/1917

Buried

Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

Son of

Mrs Christina Milne, Rowan Bank, Aboyne.

Notes

Father William died 15/7/1914 aged 64. Fred served his time as a draper with his father who was a General Merchant  in Aboyne. Alfred was a very good pianist, entertained the troops at Ripon. Went to war with Walter Wright and Charlie Watt.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

37

L.Cpl

37986

John Alexander Paterson

19

2ndbtn K.O. Scottish Borderers

Born

Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne

26/101898

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Reported missing, killed in action..

26/8/1918

Buried

Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.       

Son of

Andrew & Margaret Paterson, “Birchbank”, Dinnet.

Notes

 MI Glentanar Kirkyard. Father was farm servant then became a game keeper.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

38

Pte

452576

Fred Ross

20

58thbtn  Central Ontario Regt.

Born

Aboyne

25/3/1895

Enlisted

Toronto 14/7/1915

Died

Killed in action.

13/6/1916

Buried

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.        

Son of

Andrew & Jessie Ross, Runchley Cottage, Aboyne.

Notes

Occ: Labourer. Brother: David Ross, Runchley, Aboyne. “Whistling Davie”. Annie Burnett (8) was a Ross and her son James had probably been born at Runchley because of lack of room at Huntly Cottages.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

39

Pte

443080

Charles James Sandison

33

Canadian ASC Att. 8th Field Ambulance.

Born

Aboyne

30/12/1883

Enlisted

Vernon Camp 14/7/1915

Died

Died of wounds in hospital, Flanders.

2/6/1916

Buried

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium .    

Son of

Francis and Mary Sandison, of "Bona Vista," Aboyne.

Notes

Occ: Chauffeur.  Previously 3 years Scottish Horse Yeomanry.
The Sandisons owned the Huntly Arms Hotel.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

40

Pte

A/200118

William Sinkfield

23

17thbtn Kings Royal Rifles

Born

Potters Bar, Middlesex

1894

Enlisted

St. Paul’s Churchyard Middx.

Died

Died of wounds.

19/3/1917

Buried

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,  Belgium.

Son of

Henry & Emma Sinkfield, “The Lodge”, Lyss-na-Greyne, Aboyne.

Notes

Father gardener to the Outrams of Lyss-na-Greyne.

 

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

41

Gnr

168239

Ernest Smith

33

221st Siege Bty.
Royal Garrison Arty

Born

Roadside Cottage, Birse.

13/4/1884

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Fell in France.

27/10/17

Buried

Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of

James & Jane Smith, “Camerata”, Aboyne.

Notes

Father was a corn agent. Twin of Harvey, occupation apprentice fishmonger. Brother of Bob Smith late of the Huntly Arms Hotel.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

42

Pte

3482

Angus Helmrich Stewart

27

7th Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Deecastle, Inchmarnoch Glenmuick

28/10/1888

Enlisted

 

Died

Died at home.

24/2/1915

Buried

Glenmuick Parish Churchyard 

Son of

James & Maria Stewart, Bridgend Cottage, Aboyne.

Notes

Angus must have died at home from wounds or an illness.
Father a labourer who died in 1907 aged 79, mother Maria died in 1924 aged 81 and all are interred in same grave. Commonwealth War Graves recognises this grave as a war grave. Also on the Ballater War Memorial.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

43

Gnr

192963

Francis Lee Stuart

35

“D” Bty 124th Bde
Royal Field Artillery

Born

Old Machar, Aberdeen.

27/1/1883

Enlisted

 

Died

 

3/5/1918

Buried

Couin New British Cemetery, France.

Son of

Robert and Jessica Stuart, Aberdeen

Husband of

Mrs A G Stuart 87 Claremont Street, Aberdeen

Notes

Father a grocer’s assistant. Occ: School teacher, must have taught at Aboyne school. Lee was his mother’s maiden name. Married in Aberdeen on 29/10/1908.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

44

2nd Lt

 

John Gill Walker

27

RAF 22nd Sqn.

Born

Wellbank Cott., Aboyne.

23/3/1891

Enlisted

 

Died

Killed in action.

30/8/1918

Buried

Pernes British Cemetery, France.  

Son of

John & Matilda Walker, Wellbank Cottage, Aboyne.

Notes

Father a butcher with Troup the butcher in the Station Square, Aboyne. City Roll of Honour 84, Union Street, Aberdeen. An aunt, Miss Gill, headmistress of Finzean School, saw to it that John was well educated which would account  for John being commissioned.


No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

45

Sign

365688

Robert Shand Walker

20

35th RGA Siege Battery.

Born

Glen Tanar, Aboyne.

27/5/1898

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Killed in action.

4/11/1918

Buried

Ruesnes Communal Cemetery, France 

Son of

William & Isabella Walker, Glen Tanar Schoolhouse, Dinnet.

Notes

Father headmaster at Glen Tanar. Robert distinguished student of Aberdeen University. City Roll of Honour. Aberdeen University Book of Remembrance. Roll of service in the Great war: page 103/4. Photo.

 

Aboyne - Alexander Watt

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

46

L.Cpl

S/40332

Alexander Douglas Watt

22

1st Gordon Hldrs.

Born

Charleston Cottage

27/2/1896

Enlisted

Aboyne

Died

Killed in France.

9-11/4/1917

Buried

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.     

Son of

Mrs Elizabeth Watt, “Springfield”, Aboyne.

Notes

Father Alexander, a carpenter, died 16/5/1913. His brother, Charles Watt (202185) also fell. Previously lived at Viewmount, Aboyne.

 

Aboyne - Charles Watt

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

47

Pte

202185

Charles Watt

20

1st Gordon Hldrs.

Born

“Kenmore”, Aboyne.

25/8/1897

Enlisted

Aberdeen

Died

Killed in France

27/9/1918

Buried

Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt, France.   

Son of

Mrs Elizabeth Watt, Springfield, Aboyne.

Notes

Father Alexander died 16/6/1913. Joiner to trade. Charlie went to war with Alfred Milne and Walter Wright. His brother, Alexander Douglas Watt (S/40332) also fell. Previously lived at Viewmount, Aboyne.

 

Aboyne - James Williams

No

Rank

Number

Name

Age

Regiment

48

Capt

James Williams

20

18th Lancashire Fus

Born

39 Albyn Place, Aberdeen

30/3/1896

Enlisted

Died

Died of Wounds in France

22/7/1916

Buried

Laneuville British Cemetary, Corbie, Somme, France.   

Son of

James and Josephine Williams, "Dessmuir", Aboyne.

Notes

City Roll of Honour, Dakota, Aboyne. Officers book page 94.
Father was a distiller.
Dakota was the name of the house before it was changed to Dessmuir

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