Name:-   Graham Menzies, Alastair

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   22

Rank:-   Lieutenant



Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  1st Bn., Scots Guards

Date of death:-   1st January 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Le Touret Memorial, France

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Panel 3 and 4

Family information:-  Son of Mr. W.D. and Mrs. C.C. Graham Menzies, Hallyburton, Coupar Angus, Perthshire.

Extra information:-

1891 Census

Halleyburton House, Kettins, Angus

William D Graham Menzies, head, 32, landed proprietor, b. County Edins., Edinburgh

Cecilia C Menzies, wife, 26, b. England

Beatrice Menzies, mother, 57, Annuitant, b. Edinburgh

Stephan Wombwell, brother-in-law, undergraduate Cambridge, 24, b. England

Joseph Baker, servant, 20, b. England

Annie Bissett, house maid domestic servant, 18, b. Urray, Rosshire

Margaret Blair, kitchen maid domestic servant, 20, b. Coluitoa, Edinburgh

Thomas Carpenter, footman domestic servant, 23, b. England

Albert Chandler, footman domestic servant, 28, b. England

Julie Farneanx, ladies maid domestic servant, 28, b. British Subject naturalized France

Elizabeth Ferguson, cook domestic servant, 28, b. Comrie, Perthshire

Chester Fisk, buttler domestic servant, 29, b. England

Eliza Hamilton, house maid domestic servant, 27, b. Pencaitland, East Lothian

Nellie Kay, scullery maid domestic servant, 16, b. British subject, America

Isabella Keith, house maid domestic servant, 25, b. Rescobie, Forfarshire

Donald MacDonald, piper and domestic servant, 31, b. South Uist, Invernessshire

Agnes Smith, domestic servant, 28, b. England


Blairgowrie Advertiser 9th January, 1915 Page 1

Church Notices - A Memorial Service for the late Lieutenant Alastair Graham Menzies of Hallyburton, 1st Bn. Scots Guards, who was killed inaction in France on 1st January,1915, will be held in Kettins Parish Church today (9th January) at 2.30pm.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 9th January, 1915 Page 2

Blairgowrie or Eastern District Committee of the County Council – The War –

Proceeding, the Chairman said the least the District Committee could do was to express their sincere sympathy with the large number of families, from the highest to the humblest homes, who had suffered through this tremendous struggle.  He did not think it would be out of place to make reference to the great loss sustained by Mr. & Mrs. Graham Menzies of Hallyburton in the death of their eldest son, who was killed in action on New Year’s Day.  It was only a few months since many of the present had met under happy auspices at Hallyburton on the occasion of the celebration of the young laird’s coming of age, and they now wished to express their sincere sympathy with Mr. & Mrs. Graham Menzies in their sore bereavement.

There is also an obituary on page 8 of this edition.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 16th January, 1915 Page 4 & 5

Here is a report of the Memorial Service.

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