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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Cummertrees Reply with quote

This trio of memorials are posted together because they form one logical memorial all located at Cummertrees Parish Church.
OS Map Ref: NY 140 664
(edit by spoons - Revised OS Ref (by GPS) NY 14010 66442)

UKNIWM Ref: 44108 is the Lychgate outside the church. This is in a very poor state, the wood is rotten right through in several places and there are some pieces missing. If you want to see it, get in quick because I don't think it will be there for many more years - it looks to be a massive job to repair it and I do not think that it will be allowed to become dangerous.

UKNIWM Ref: 44110 is the WW1 memorial and is in the outside church wall behind the lychgate.

UKNIWM Ref: 44111 is the WW2 memorial and is also on the outside wall of the church.






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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited this memorial today and found that a substantial renovation had been done since I last visited. This was good to see as it was in great danger of falling down. Although the repairs are obvious, the memorial now looks great and is a credit to those involved in the renovation.





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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see you were proved wrong with this memorial Paul.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I'd posted on this thread Confused. Really pleased to see the renovation work here and credit to all those involved.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lychgate is made of Oak with half-height sandstone walls and red clay tiled roof. It is cat C (S) listed. It was constructed in the 1920s with oak provided by Colonel Charles Brook whose family owned the Hoddom and Kinmount estates. It was paid for Kirk Session and was unveiled by Major William Murray OBE of Murraythwaite who was MP for Dumfriesshire at the time.

In 2007 the War Memorials Trust provided a grant of £1500 towards the renovation. Decayed timber was replaced with locally grown green oak, a damp course was installed to help avoid future problems and the wood was treated.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was drawn to the rather unusual name on the WW2 plaque:

Name: NORGAARD, CHRISTIAN CHARLES
Initials: C C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: "G" 31 Supply Depot
Age: 27
Date of Death: between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/1941
Service No: 124994
Additional information: Son of Christian and Sarah Ann Atkinson Norgaard, of Gateshead, Co. Durham. B.Com., A.C.A.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 8.
Memorial: ATHENS MEMORIAL

Not sure why he's commemorated here.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were the Norgaard family owners of a local estate perhaps?

Also note that there isn't an exact date of death. These dates tie in with the evacuation of Crete.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited this memorial yesterday and the 2007 repairs have weathered in nicely. You almost can't see the join.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was published in the War Memorial Trust's Bulletin of Feb 2009

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Were the Norgaard family owners of a local estate perhaps?

Also note that there isn't an exact date of death. These dates tie in with the evacuation of Crete.

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The D&G Standard 22/7/1942 p.3 reported that:
Mrs Rebecca Sanderson Young wife of the late Charles Young of Newcastle and Gateshead died at her daughter's home at 8 Ellerslie, Powfoot. (Cummertrees). Her two daughters are Mrs Riseborough of Powfoot and Mrs Norgaard of Gateshead.

So it looks like Christian's aunt is the connection to Cummertrees.

Christian Charles Norgaard – age 27 – Second Lieutenant (124994) "G" 31 Supply Depot, Royal Army Service Corps.
Christian was commissioned from the Officer Producing Centre, R.A.S.C. in March 1940. He was killed when the Dutch troopship “Slamat” and the destroyers Diamond and Wryneck sank as a result of air attacks by Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 dive bombers during the evacuation of British, Australian and New Zealand troops from mainland Greece.
Born 1914 in Gateshead, County Durham. Son of Christian and Sarah Ann Atkinson (Young) Norgaard, of 11 Wilson Street Dunston, Gateshead, Co. Durham.
Date of Death: Between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/1941
Memorial: ATHENS MEMORIAL

Charlie Young's of Newcastle and Gateshead was (is?) a well known Kosher Butchers which (on at least one advert) sold chickens from Dumfriesshire.
Is this what Mr Riseborough was upto?????
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1914 – 1919


WILLIAM BEATTIE
Francis (Frank) William Beattie – age 41 – Private (18337) "A" Coy. 1st Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Beattie joined his battalion at Gallipoli on 2 August 1915. The battalion moved to France from Egypt in April 1916.
Born 1877 at Riddingdyke, Cummertrees as Francis William Beattie. Son of James and Elizabeth Marion (Nicholson) Beattie. Husband of Elizabeth (Shennan) Beattie of Newbie Barns, Annan who he married in 1898 in Annan.
Died of Wounds on 30 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Annan War Memorial, as F. W. Beattie, KOSB


JOHN JAMES BURNIE.
John James Burnie – age 24 – Private (30651) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was a property agent and was employed at Powfoot bowling green and tennis courts when he enlisted in February 1916. He was mobilised in April and joined his battalion in France on 8 July but three weeks later he was killed at the Somme.
Born 1891 in Cummertrees. Son of the late John Burnie and of Joann (Graham) Burnie of 6 Solway Terrace, Powfoot, Cummertrees.
Missing in Action on 30 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


ANDREW DAVIDSON.
Andrew Davidson – age 20 – Private (24868) 8th Battalion, Border Regiment.
Andrew was a ploughman at Franktown Farm, Longtown, Cumberland when he enlisted in February 1916. He was mobilised in May and joined his battalion in France in December 1916.
Born 1897 in Half Morton, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Agnes Davidson, of English Town Farm, Longtown, Cumberland and of Charlesfield Cottages, Cummertrees.
Missing in Action on 7 June 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


JOSEPH JOHNSON.
Joseph Johnson – age 22 – Corporal (74533) Highland Light Infantry.
Joseph also served as Private (201883) in the 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was an Inland Revenue Clerk and Army Pensioner when he died of tuberculosis at his home in Powfoot, Cummertrees.
Born (possibly) 1899 in Marton, Skipton, Yorkshire. (Source: GRO – Birth Index. See below)
Son of the late John Johnson and of Jane (Milligan) Johnson, of 8 Bella Vista, Powfoot, Cummertrees.
Died on 1 April 1921 and buried in Cummertrees Cemetery. (CWG)
In 1901 Joseph aged 2 was in Marton with his father John (gardener) and mother Jane (b. Scotland)
In 1911 aged 12, born England, he was at Bella Vista with his widowed mother Jane and a sister
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JAMES McEWEN.
James McEwen – age 22 – Private (267089) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
James was a farm servant with Mr. Broatch at Justinlees Farm, Cummertrees when he enlisted. He was killed by a shell when returning from a dressing station and was buried in Saulzoir Cemetery but was re-interred in St. Souplet after the war.
Born 1896 in Cummertrees as James Moffat McEwen. Son of John and Margaret McEwen of Kelhead, Cummertrees and of 7 Hay's Place, Annan.
Killed in Action on 19 October 1918 and buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Annan War Memorial.


JOHN SHANNON.
John Shannon – age 27 – Private (824) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was an apprentice gardener at Hoddom Bridge End, near Ecclefechan (but in Cummertrees Parish), when he enlisted in the Territorial 5th KOSB in April 1911, aged 21. He was a gardener at Stobo Castle, near Peebles, when he was mobilised in August 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was discharged from the army in April 1916 as his time had expired. He chose not to re-enlist and he died of pulmonary congestion and enteric fever at the family home.
Born 1890 in Cummertrees. Son of Samuel and Janet (Smith) of Hoddom Bridge End, Cummertrees.
Died on 9 August 1917 and buried in Hoddom Old Parish Churchyard, Dumfriesshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Brydekirk Parish War Memorial, on the Stobo Church memorial and on the Stobo section of the Peebles War Memorial..


JAS. H. SUTHERLAND.
James Hourie Sutherland – age 32 – Private (S/16434) "A" Coy. 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
In 1911 James, aged 26, was a draper's assistant living as a boarder at 1 Ellerslie, Powfoot, Cummertrees. James landed with his battalion at Le Havre in July 1915.
Born 1884 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney. Son of John and Jane Sutherland of 12 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney.
Missing in Action on 16 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Kirkwall & St. Ola War Memorial, St. Magnus Cathedral.


WILLIAM THOMSON.
William Thomson – age 29 – Private (6095) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
William was a joiner when he originally enlisted in March 1902. When he left the army he was a railway porter at Alexandria Railway Station in West Dunbartonshire before becoming a goods guard at Montrose. As a reservist he was mobilised and landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 14 August 1914.
A month later he was killed.
Born 1885 in Cummertrees. Son of Joseph Carruthers Thomson and Jane (Johnstone) Thomson of Cummertrees. Husband of Annie (Durie)Thomson of Lindsay Place, Hillside, Montrose and of Hairyholm, Fettercairn, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire who he married in Lunan, Angus in 1912.
Killed in Action on 14 September 1914 and buried in Vendresse British Cemetery, Aisne, France.


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1939 – 1945

SAMUEL CRAWFORD
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Samuel Crawford – age 27 – Sergeant (3193257) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Samuel was employed at Mossband when he was called up in February 1940. He and five other Borderers were drowned in a “battlefield accident” during a crossing of the River Seine.
Born 1917 in Croshill, Ayrshire. Son of the late Margaret (McKie) Crawford and of James Crawford. Husband of Joseann “Nan” (Stewart) Crawford of 4 The Terrace, Kelhead, Cummertrees who he married in 1937 in Cummertrees.
Both Samuel and Joseann were from Moniaive (Kilnhouse and Woodlea) but they married at 11 Queensberry Terrace in Kelhead, Cummertrees.
Died on Active Service on 28 August 1944 and buried in St. Pierre-du-Vauvray Communal Cemetery, France.
The village of St. Pierre-du-Vauvray is south-east of Rouen, on the west bank of the River Seine.



J. IRVING DALGLEISH.
Note: spelling of the family name varies from record to record.
James Irving Dalgliesh – age 21 – Second Lieutenant (320070) Gordon Highlanders, attached to the 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Cadet (14644347) James Irving Dalgliesh was commissioned in the Gordon Highlanders in May 1944.
Born 1923 in Hawick, Roxburghshire as Dalgleish. Son of Theodore Jardine Dalgliesh and Mary Scott (Gordon or Vevers) Dalgliesh of Powfoot, Cummertrees.
They married in 1915 as Dalgliesh.
Killed in Action on 26 September 1944 and buried in Mierlo War Cemetery, Netherlands.
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ALEXANDER J. HYSLOP.
Alexander Jardine Hyslop – age 22 – Gunner (322019) 156 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Alexander had been a plumber in Annan before he enlisted.
Born 1921 in Cummertrees. Son of the late Joseph Hyslop of Charlesfield Cottages, Kelhead, Cummertrees and of Annie Currie (Jardine) Hyslop of 32 Fernlea Crescent , Annan. Husband of Mona Patrica Verena (Smith) Hyslop who he married on the Isle of Wight in 1941.
Killed in Action on 26 January 1944 and buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.
The 156th moved to North Africa in July 1942 and was attached to 5th Infantry Division, fighting with them for the remainder of the war.


JAMES MILLER.
Note: all records spell his name as Millar.
James Millar – age 33 – Gunner (1091805) 90 Field Regt. Royal Artillery.
James was employed by Jas. Dickie of Kelton Bank before he joined the army in 1940. He served in Iraq, Egypt and Sicily. He was killed near Nijmegen and buried in Marienbosch Cemetery but was re-interred in Jonkerbos in April 1947. He left a wife and 6 children.
Born 1911 in Dumfries. Son of the late Thomas Millar and of Annie (Allan) Millar. Husband of Jessie Bisset Irving (Routledge) Millar of Hitchel Cottages and of Maulscastle Cottages, Cummertrees who he married in 1933 in Cummertrees when he was a byreman at Hitchell Farm.
Killed in Action on 10 November 1944 and buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.


CHRISTIAN C. NORGAARD.
Christian Charles Norgaard – age 27 – Second Lieutenant (124994) "G" 31 Supply Depot, Royal Army Service Corps.
Christian was commissioned from the Officer Producing Centre, R.A.S.C. in March 1940. He was killed when the Dutch troopship “Slamat” and the destroyers Diamond and Wryneck sank as a result of air attacks by Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 dive bombers during the evacuation of British, Australian and New Zealand troops from mainland Greece.
Born 1914 in Gateshead, County Durham. Son of Christian and Sarah Ann Atkinson (Young) Norgaard of 11 Wilson Street, Dunston, Gateshead, Co. Durham.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea between 26 & 27 April 1941 and named on the Athens Memorial, Greece.
Also named on the Dunstan-on-Tyne War Memorial and on the St. Nicholas with Christ Church memorial in Dunstan.
Mrs Rebecca Sanderson Young wife of the late Charles Young of Newcastle and Gateshead died at her daughter's home at 8 Ellerslie, Powfoot. Her two daughters are Mrs Riseborough of Powfoot and Mrs Norgaard of Gateshead. (D&G Standard 22/7/1942 p.3)


JOHN RAMAGE.
John Ramage – age 25 – Sergeant (2928360) 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
After leaving school John worked at Hannah Farm, Cummertrees for over four years before he joined the Camerons. At the outbreak of the Second World War the 2nd Cameron Highlanders were in Egypt. Keren was the last Italian stronghold in Eritrea and the scene of the most decisive battle of the war in East Africa in February and March 1941.
Born 1916 in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late William Thomson Ramage and of Ellen (Nicholson) Ramage of Cummertrees Village.
Killed in Action on 15 March 1941 and buried in Keren War Cemetery, Eritrea.
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