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Military Graves - Forteviot, Perth and Kinross, Scotland




1914 - 1920

The Bonthrone graves


John Bonthrone
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Private
19547
abt. 1897
25 March 1920
Tubercular Disease of the Spine
23
4th/5th Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Forteviot Parish Churchyard
Son of William Bonthrone,
of Green of Invermay, Forgandenny.

Alexander Bonthrone
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Private
13553
abt. 1892
12 August 1915
Struck by lightning
23
3rd Reserve Bn. Scots Guards
Forteviot Parish Churchyard
Son of William Bonthrone,
of Green of Invermay, Forgandenny.

Published in The Strathearn Herald on 21 August 1915

At Westminster, London, an inquest was held into the death of Alex. Bonthrone, aged 23, a private in the Scots Guards, who was killed by lightning at Kensington Gardens. Private Bonthrone was a son of Mr and Mrs Wm. Bonthrone, Invermay Gardens, Forteviot. Up until about six months ago, before enlisting, the deceased was employed as a gardener at Dupplin.
The evidence showed that the deceased and two other Scots Guardsmen were walking through Kensington Gardens when they were overtaken by a shower, and sat down on chairs under a tree. Private Watts said all three were thrown to the ground, and he must have been rendered unconscious. Bonthrone was lying across his legs. Private Eric Hutchison said the crash was like a bomb dropping. He was knocked down unconscious. Sergeant Rogers, Royal Fusiliers, explained that the three men and the chairs were knocked down, and he found that Bonthrone was dead, Watts was unconscious, and Hutchison was yelling out in great pain. He saw very little lightning.
The jury found that Private Bonthrone died as the result of being struck by lightning.


David Bonthrone
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Corporal
S/40285
abt. 1887
29 February 1920
Suppurative Axillary Adenitis
Secondary Haemorrhage
33
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Forteviot Parish Churchyard
Son of William Bonthrone,
of Green of Invermay, Forgandenny.

A forth brother is buried in France:

Thomas Bonthrone
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Private
3832
abt. 1881
13 August 1916
35
1st/6th Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
St. Severe Cemetery Rouen, France
Son of William and Helen Bonthrone,
of Green of Invermay, Forgandenny, Perthshire,
husband of Betsy Bonthrone,
of Ruthvenpark, Newhouse, Perth.


Also buried in Forteviot Parish Churchyard is::

Cameron Walker
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Private
2756797
abt. 1918
29 December 1944
26
4th Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Forteviot Parish Churchyard
Son of John and Christina Walker,
of Forgandenny.




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