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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Coupar Angus
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: November 1924
    Attended by: Mr Thomas Ferguson of Princeland, Honorary President of the Club
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
82396
Current location

Town Hall
Union Street
Coupar Angus
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH13 9AE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Ex-Servicemen's Club
    Coupar Angus
    Perth And Kinross
    Tayside
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Illuminated Roll of Honour in a glazed wooden frame
Inscription
ROLL OF HONOUR/OF THE MEN OF/COUPAR ANGUS/WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/[names in 4 columns]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, David
Aitken, Harry
Alexander, James
Anderson, James
Anderson, Sidney
Batchelor, Peter
Baxter, Charles
Baxter, John
Baxter, Robert
Black, John
See details for all 82 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 82
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1291&mforum=warmemscot
  • Historic Image & Transcription-www.roll-of-honour.com/Perthshire/CouparAngusServicemenClub.html
  • William Smeaton (who is on the ROH)- PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 17.09.1921 COUPAR ANGUS SUDDEN DEATH OF EX-SERVICE MAN On Monday morning, about nine o'clock, Mr William Smeaton was found dead in his home in Queen Street.The death had occurred from internal haemorrhage, contracted, it is supposed, during the night. Deceased was aged 39, and served his time as a grocer with Mr M'Neill, The Cross. He had been unable to follow his occupation since the war, however, having contracted lung trouble in being gassed while serving at the front. His sudden death caused a stir of profound sympathy in the town, and the funeral, which took place on Thursday, was largely attended, a party of about fifty ex-Service men turning out to pay their last respects to their late comrade. Note: William Smeaton, Pioneer No. 39021, Royal Engineers.
  • A late casualty (for information- not on the ROH)- PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 05.02.1921 COUPAR SOLDIER SHOT IN IRELAND News was received early in the week that Private Alex. M'Pherson, who joined the Scottish Rifles about six months ago, had been shot in a village on the outskirts of Dublin. It was at first supposed to be the work of Sinn Feiners, but later news showed that it was the result of an accident. M'Pherson and several others had been engaged cleaning their rifles, and one in the hands of a comrade unexpectedly went off, the bullet entering M'Pherson's chest and coming out at the small of his back. The accident took place on Saturday, and the wounded lad died on Sunday morning in a Dubin Infirmary. The sad affair has been received with sorrow in the town, where, though not a native, the lad was well-known. He was only 18 years of age, and was the son of Mr James M'Pherson, Commercial Street, and formerly of Friockheim. The body was brought over from Ireland, arriving at Coupar late on Thursday night. The coffin was placed in the armoury, and from there the funeral was due to take place at 2 p.m., Friday with full military honours. 1901 Census: James M'Pherson, Railway Inspector, was residing with his wife and three children in Union Place, Coupar Angus. Alexander B. M'Pherson was born in Coupar Angus in 1902.
  • An Irish Troubles Casualty (for information- not on the ROH)-PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 05.02.1921 COUPAR SOLDIER SHOT IN IRELAND News was received early in the week that Private Alex. M'Pherson, who joined the Scottish Rifles about six months ago, had been shot in a village on the outskirts of Dublin. It was at first supposed to be the work of Sinn Feiners, but later news showed that it was the result of an accident. M'Pherson and several others had been engaged cleaning their rifles, and one in the hands of a comrade unexpectedly went off, the bullet entering M'Pherson's chest and coming out at the small of his back. The accident took place on Saturday, and the wounded lad died on Sunday morning in a Dubin Infirmary. The sad affair has been received with sorrow in the town, where, though not a native, the lad was well-known. He was only 18 years of age, and was the son of Mr James M'Pherson, Commercial Street, and formerly of Friockheim. The body was brought over from Ireland, arriving at Coupar late on Thursday night. The coffin was placed in the armoury, and from there the funeral was due to take place at 2 p.m., Friday with full military honours. 1901 Census: James M'Pherson, Railway Inspector, was residing with his wife and three children in Union Place, Coupar Angus. Alexander B. M'Pherson was born in Coupar Angus in 1902.
  • THE SCOTSMAN: 13.11.1924 COUPAR ANGUS WAR MEMORIAL An illuminated scroll, in an oak frame, containing the names of the 81 officers and men belonging to Coupar Angus parish who fell in the war, was unveiled in the ex-Service Men's Hall by Mr Thomas Ferguson, Princeland, Hon. President of the ex-Service Men's Club. The dedicatory prayer was offered by Rev. John Walker, North U.F. Church. In the name of the club, a beautiful wreath was laid in front of the memorial. The Last Post and Reveille were sounded by Bugler Stewart Inches. The Pipe Band were in attendance.

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