Uncategorized


John Lindsay   Recently updated !

As an ‘Ordinary Director based in London’ of The Standard Life Assurance Company (‘one of the oldest and most successful of the Scottish Life Offices’ established in Edinburgh in 1825), John Lindsay travelled extensively throughout Britain and internationally. He maintained his London house (26 Laurence Pountney Lane) and a house […]


Margaret Cunnison   Recently updated !

Margaret Cunnison was born on 29.05.1914, the second daughter of James and Isabella Cunnison (nee Inverarity).  There appears to be some dubiety around the location of Margaret’s birthplace: one Wikipedia site names it as Haddington, East Lothian, whilst census records state it to be King’s Norton, Warwickshire.  (Her Royal Aero […]


Wing Commander Forgrave Marshall Smith DFC   Recently updated !

Draft – Work in Progress — ******* Forgrave Marshall ‘Hiram’ Smith was born in Edmonton, Canada on 17 August 1943. He learned to fly at the Edmonton Aero Club and joined the Royal Air Force in January 1936 on a short service commission, being appointed as a Pilot Officer on […]


Corporal Angus Harry McKillop

Corporal McKillop was killed two months after VE Day on 29 July 1945. The lorry he was travelling on collided with a tree at Northleach, Gloucestershire, 29 July 1945. Angus Harry McKillop was aged 37 and was the son of Dugald and Jane Ann McKillop and the husband of Jane […]


Military Personnel (army, navy, airforce) from Perthshire in the First and Second World Wars – Street/Town Guide

Kenneth Bruce, author of Where Sky and Summit Meet: Flight over Perthshire – A History: Tales of Pilots, Airfields, Aeronautical Feats, & War (2019) has researched the stories of many of those from Perthshire who served in the airforce during theFirst and Second World Wars. The list below is a STREET/TOWN index […]


Flight Lieutenant William Simpson Fraser

William (Bill) Simpson Fraser (sometimes spelt Frazer) was born on 5 June 1908 to the Alexander family of 12 Pitcullen Crescent, Perth. The family business was Messrs Frazer & Sons, Clothiers (merchant tailors and complete outfitters) which was located at 55-59 High Street, Perth, with branches in Pitlochry, Kingussie and […]


Flight Sergeant William Knaggs

When Bill Knaggs retired at the age of 60, he moved to Stanley to spend the last 23 years of his life. Bill was shot down over Northern France in 1944, only one of two crew members of his Avro Lancaster bomber to survive; Knaggs not only survived the crash, […]