WWII Memorial - Montrose, Angus, Scotland.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 42.795 W 002° 27.746
30V E 532906 N 6285596
Quick Description: Four granite blocks with names, arranged alongside the First World War memorial in Hope Paton Park in the Angus coastal town of Montrose.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/19/2021 5:33:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM14T2B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:

The town of Montrose lies on the east coast of Scotland on a spit of land between the tidal Montrose Basin and the North Sea. A strip of open land, named Mid-Links, runs from north to south just east of the town centre, and is split into small parks. One of the areas was donated to the town by Miss Hope Paton, the daughter of a local merchant, in 1902. A bowling green occupied the site, and the town's war memorial to those who fell in WWI was erected to the south in 1921.

After WWII, a further 113 names were added on four granite blocks, sculpted by William Lamb. The names and units are inscribed in black lettering under the year of their death, along with the civilians in the town who died during bombing raids on the town, the nearby R.A.F. base and town's harbour being the principal targets.

The following names are inscribed on the blocks:


1939
Alexander G. McLennan - Sask. L.I.
Malcolm P. Skinner - R.A.F.
1940
James A. Clark - M.N.
Henry F. Crow - R.Sigs.
John G. Mitchell - M.N.
William Nairn - R.N.R.
Donald C. Paton - R.N.R.
William Prain - R.A.S.C.
Alexander G. Smith - R.A.F.
Robert K. Beattie
Elizabeth J.W. Nicholl
John Simpson
Mrs Jane L. Wilson
1941
John S. Bain - M.N.
John H. Clark - R.S.
Frank Crane - R.A.
David Coull - Hong Kong V.D.C.
John Fotheringham - R.A.F.
John A. Knox - R.N.
John J. Lindsay - Greys
Francis C. Moncur - R.N.V.R.
Alexander D. Mowat - R.A.F.
Arthur M. Murray - R.N.A.S.
William Myles - R.A.F.
Ronald L. North - R.A.
John Taylor - M.N.
Alfred Young - B.W.
Mrs Susan P.B.F. Arbuthnott
Frederick A. Watson - B.W.
Mrs Jean H. Arbuthnott
Susan M. Arbuthnott
Mrs Helen O.L. Clark
Beatrice L. Finney
1942
James T. Beaton - R.A.
Richard Bell - R.A.F.
Albert Birse - Gordons
James A. Collins - R.A.F.
Arthur H. Cruikshanks - M.N.
William A. Hampton - A.A. Mar. R.A.
Royce Hurst - D.L.I.
George Mitchell - R.A.
Edward M. Morgan - A.A. Mar. R.A.
James Murray - B.W.
Jack McAndrew - B.W.
Hugh A. McIntosh - R.A.S.C.
Duncan McPaterson - B.W.
George S. Riddick - B.W.
David W. Robb - R.A.F.
William B. Robertson - B.W.
Duncan Sharp - R.A.
James B. Stott - R.S.G.
Ada A. Taggart - M.N.
William H. Watson - R.N.A.S.
Peter J.A. Williamson - M.X.
1943
John McE. Anderson - R.N.V.R.
Harry M. Brown - A.A.C.
George Clark - R.A.
William N. Fraser - R.S.
Edward C. Green - M.N.
George Keir - R.A.F.V.R.
George Kindness - R.A.
James R. Pert - Cameronians
Alan Paterson - R.A.F.
Peter Roberts - R.N.
William M. Robertson - R.A.F.
David W. Shand - M.N.
James L. Shanks - R.A.M.C.
George McC. Sheridan - R.A.F.
James Stephen - M.N.
Robert Walker - B.W.
1944
David Adam - R.N.
James D. Anderson - R.N.
Lawrence Barr - R.A.F.
Robert J. Christieson - R.N.
George H. Duncan - B.W.
Robert J.S. Edward - R.A.
Norman Ferrier - B.W.
Ronald Gordon - Gordons
Percy Haynes - R.A.F.
John Liddle - B.W.
James Martin - A.&S.H.
Robert Martin - B.W.
James M. Middleton - B.W.
Owen S. Milne - R.A.F.
Alexander W. Milne - K.S.L.I.
Robert Milne - A.&S.H.
Robert Murray - B.W.
Robert Murray - R.A.S.C.
Percival J. Parker - R.A.F.
Charles Paton - B.W.
Alexander Rennie - K.O.S.B.
Alfred R. Russell - R.Berks.
James Scott R.S.
John M. Simpson - R.A.F.
John Skinner - S.G.
Norman Spink - M.N.
Douglas H. Tavendale - S.G.
William M. Walker - R.Tks.
Charles B. Watt - R.A.F.
Stanley West - R.N.
James Moncur
1945
Alastair J.G. Coull - S.G.
Wallace Gove - G.M.S.
Charles H.J.M. Lumsden - A.I.F.
Henry Milne - Worc.R
Edwin Murray - M.N.
Charles G. Stewart - Lovats
William G. Spark - R.A.F.
Samuel T. Walker - K.O.S.B.
1946
Robert K. Alexander - R.Sigs.
Christopher Liddle - B.W.
Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Easily reached in Hpoe Paton Park near the centre of town.

Location of waymark:
Montrose Cenotaph
Hope Paton Park
Montrose, Angus Scotland
DD10 8QB


Commemoration: The fallen (service personnel & civilians) of Montrose in WWII

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Access times: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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