War Memorials Project, Lest We Forget...
Portgordon, Buckie and District and Findochty War Memorials.
Emerging from a family history study for two sisters during the Homecoming 2009 at the Buckie & District Fishing Heritage Centre were the seeds for the Project. Their father was lost on a convoy to the U.S.A. in 1942 and as the story unfolded they revealed a remarkable number of documents, photographs, etc. of his life and service.
Their father is commemorated on both the Buckie and District War Memorial and on one of the WW2 tablets in Buckie North Church. Being given permission to copy all the memorabilia and find supporting information on the internet was a privilege and is recorded in the first Commemoratory Folder - Alexander Young Thomson, D.S.M.
Shortly afterwards, two local visitors who had been made aware of the Project donated disks of Family and C.W.G.C. Headstone photographs of the fallen they had taken for another project in the local cemeteries - John and Helen Sandison
The project gained further momentum when another local gentleman, Alan Merson, turned up with a photographic album with some 110 photographs with reference to his great uncle - Marshall Merson.
Further donations have exceeded all expectation, all recorded appropriately. There is still time Contact Us. All memorabilia will be returned.
There are several names on the war memorials to which we have no information and these are listed beneath the panel photographs of the war memorials. If you know of them or their relatives. Please help us to give them an identity.
Moray Local Heritage Centre
LIBINDX (online search)
Scottish National Archives
War Memorial Pages