Monday, 27 August 2018

John Grant Watt, casualty of WW1

Today, 27th August, marks the centenary of the death of 2nd Lieut. John Grant Watt.  He was killed in action while serving with 7th Bn. Gordon Highlanders and was 24 years of age when he lost his life in combat.  His parents, Charles and Jessie Watt, lived at Durn Road in Portsoy.

Together with over 9,000 men, he is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Portsoy remembers Robert Topp

Today marks the anniversary of the death in battle of Robert Topp, Pte 528051, London Scottish Regiment.  He had previously served as Pte 10956, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders.  He was just 20 years of age when he was killed in action on the western front.

Robert's parents, Alexander and Jane Topp, lived at 8, South High Street in Portsoy. 

Together with almost 10,000 war casualties, Robert is commemorated at Vis-en-Artois cemetery in Pas-de-Calais, France.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Remembering George Goodall, war casualty

On this day in 1918 George Goodall, L/Cpl 202501, 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, lost his life in the conflict on the western front.  He was aged 26 when he fell in action.

George's parents lived at 19 Schoolhendry Street in Portsoy.

George was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery in the field, though the precise circumstances are unknown.

A gravestone is dedicated to his memory at Sézanne Communal Cemetery in the Marne département, France.