Friday, 11 September 2015

Kelty Roll of Honour and News 160 Years Ago

In the Dunfermline Journal and Advertiser for West Fife 100 years ago this weekend (to be specific the 11 September 1915 issue)

This week I have chosen 2 articles, 1 name-rich article and 1 article highlighting news from 160 years ago. (The current Dunfermline newspaper, the Dunfermline Press, has a column every week highlighting news from 100 years ago, 50 years ago and 25 years ago and I both enjoy reading the column and seeing if the journalists choose the same news from 100 years ago as I do in my blog!).

Kelty - Roll of Honour

The secretary of the British Order of Ancient Free Gardeners (Kelty branch) has a compiled a list of the members who have joined His Majesty's Forces since the war began.

The following is a list of the names and regiment to which each one is attached:

A and S Highlanders - John Hynd, George Martin, William Cook, George Turner, Alexander Cuthbert, Henry Hynd, William Fisher, James Shields, Sam Drummond, Robert Beveridge, James Beveridge, Archibald Duncan, Sam Robertson, Thomas Wood, William Hall, John Bruce, James Bruce, Willliam Boyd, Andrew Fotheringham, John Wallace, John Redmond.
Black Watch - David Peter, James Campbell, Thomas Duncan, R S Wood, John Hutton, John Croll, William Weir, James Ewing, Alexander Drummond, John Sharp, David Wallace, Robert Millar.
Scots Guards - Alex Dalrymple, Alexander Black, Thomas Smith, James Scott, John Campbell, James T Wood.
RAMC - Thos Hailstones, Wm Miller, Robert Dickson, Thos Lochin, Robert Buchan, Alex Moull, John Ford.
Gordon Highlanders - John Miller.
Cameron Highlanders - Robert Fotheringham, J A Allan.
HLI - William Pate
Scottish Horse - William McKillop
Fife and Forfar Yeomanry - John Newton, Thomas Boyd, David Dalrymple.
Royal Garrison Artillery - Alexander Rankine, David Dewar, John Bruce.
Army Service Corps - William Nicol, Walter Dalrymple.
Royal Scots - Arthur McCurley
Seaforth Highlanders - T F Crowe
Scottish Rifles - Thomas Jamieson, John McCurley
KOSB - George McFarlane
RFA - Joseph Johnstone, John Birrell, William Leach, James Drummond
MTASC - Alexander Clark, John Russell

Tis Sixty Years Since - from Dunfermline Journal September 1855

Military Barracks - We understand arrangements are  progress by which Government intend acquiring those extensive premises known as Baldridge Works for the purpose of having them converted into permanent barracks.  When this object is completed it will raise considerable animation in this locality and besides benefit the town by sending large sums of money into circulation.

Tune in next week to see what happened in Dunfermline next week 100 years ago ..........

Blog written by Jacqueline Hunter of Ancestral Research by Jacqueline, Dunfermline, Scotland. Please email me at if I can help you with your family history research.

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