Name :-   Collie, Ian Robertson

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   18

Rank :-   Telegraphist

Number :-   D/JX 292609

Medal :- 

Service :-   Royal Navy

Regiment / ship :-  H.M.S. Spartan

Date of death :-   29th January 1944

Cemetery / Memorial :-  Plymouth Naval Memorial, Englan

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   Panel 88 Column 3

Family information :-   Son of Ronald Alexander Collie and Mary Elizabeth Davidson, 

They were married on 25 September 1924 at Darlings Hotel, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. He was an optician, 23, of Lea Park, Blairgowrie, and she was 22, and living at 21 Belgrave Road, Corstorphin, Edinburgh. His parents were William Moir Collie, watchmaker, and Mary Thom Collie, nee Barbour. Her parents were Alaistair Davidson, grocer and wine merchant (deceased) and Jessie, nee Reid. The minister was a H L Moir, of St. Bernardís United Free Church, Edinburgh. Witnesses were William Kennedy Grant of 13 Ventnor Terrace, Edinburgh, and Janet Melrose Porteous of 8 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh.

William Collie and Mary Thom Barbour were married on 11 June 1900 at The Beeches, Perth Road, Blairgowrie. He was a watchmaker and jeweller, 26, of Kinfauns Cottage, Jessie Street, Blairgowre, and she was a 27 year old teacherís daughter of The Beeches, Perth Road, Blairgowrie. His parents were Alexander Collie, tea merchant and Helen, nee Moir. Maryís parents were John Barbour, teacher, and Mary, nee Robertson. Witnesses were John Strain Jnr, and Annie Barbour.

Alaistair Davidson and Jessie Reid were married on 12 January 1901 at 15 Brandon Street, Edinburgh. He was a commercial traveller, 29 of 83 Church Street, Inverness, son of John Davidson, provision merchant, deceased and Jessie, nee McKenzie, deceased. Alaister (on the birth certificate) was born on 5 November 1871 at 9.15pm at Hawthorn Bank, Inverness. His parents were married on 30 March 1859 in Elgin, Morayshire. John was down as a merchant, and was present at the birth.

When they were married, Jessie Reid was 28, of 15 Brandon Street, Edinburgh, and the daughter of James Ruffus (?) Reid, house painter and Mary Stewart, nee McFarlane, deceased. They were married on 1 January 1864 at Pondfaulds, Rattray, Perthshire. He was a painter, 24, of 40 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, son of John Reid, letter carrier, and Isabell, nee Duffus. Mary was a house maid, 19, of Pondfaulds, daughter of John McFarlane, farmer and Janet nee, Scott. Witnesses to the marriage of James and Mary were Peter McFarlane and Isabella Reid.

Extra information :-

He was missing, presumed dead in February 1944. H.M.S.Spartan was sunk by a radio-controlled bomb, after it was attacked in Anzio Bay, by German aircraft.