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Murdo & Marion (Clow) Bethune, s. Murdo.

In/ever loving memory/of/my dear father/MURDO BETHUNE/Badrain/who died 1st Augt 1890/also my dear mother/MARION CLOW/who died 11th Novr. 1924/and my brother/MURDO JOHN/killed in France 1st July 1916.

Erected by their daughter JANETTA.

Picture Added on 13 April 2009.


Bethune, M J Private 19710 02/07/1916 35 Royal Scots United Kingdom c. 11. Meaulte military cemetery

Roddie that date was the opening date of the Somme battle 20, 000 killed that morning, could Spain be read as Somme (strange place to be Spain) or does it read France

Added by Vernon on 06 July 2009.
Vernon, must have been sure it was not so sure! Will check and get back.
Added by Roddie on 06 July 2009.
Murdo John is a relative of my husband's family and yes it is the Somme. He was born about 1881 and was killed in action aged 35.
Added by H Hay on 31 July 2009.
Yes, it definitely says (and is) France. Murdo John, my grandfather's younger brother, was born at Easter Urray Farm, Muir of Ord on 27 Sept 1880, and was a piper in the 16th Royal Scots (McCrae's Battalion). He died of wounds at the Somme on 2 July 1916 and is buried in Meaulte military cemetery. His name appears on the war memorial in Culbokie school (the plaque has now been transferred to the new school), and also on the war memorial in Conon Bridge. Jack Alexander's excellent book about the 16th Royal Scots includes a reference to Murdo John. He left a young widow and two sons.
Added by Angus Bethune on 01 August 2009.
I read you are interested in the name Bethune.My 4x great grand-mother was called Jane Bethune, she married an Alexander Mackenzie.Her daughter Catherine was my 3x great-mother.Catherine married a Murdo Cameron in 1848, Catherine was born at fodderty about 1820.she went on to have 6 children, she died at Leanaig
in 1897 leaving only her oldest child living.He is my 2xgreat-grand-father his name was Alexander Cameron.He married Catherine Mackenzie in 1891.i am sorry I know nothing else about Jane Bethune.

Added by Mrs I Fisher on 26 June 2013.

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