Morgan Academy Book of Remembrance for World War II

The Morgan Academy Former Pupils’ Association, with generous support from The Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee, commissioned the reproduction of the School’s Book of Remembrance for those who fell in the Second World War.

In 2001, the School (a grade A listed building) suffered a major fire which destroyed much of the building and its artefacts. The School, fortunately, has now been rebuilt and very successfully too.

The fire also claimed the School’s Book of Remembrance for The Fallen of World War II which was displayed in a cabinet in the vestibule. It was a work of art beautifully created by the Art Department in the 1950s; it was bound in dark blue goatskin and drawn in full colour and richly illuminated and gilded.

There was a page for each of the fallen – 102 from the School made the supreme sacrifice – all laid out in exactly the same design showing the branch of the service, then the name of the casualty followed by the years at the School and the circumstances of death. Each page also bore the badge of the appropriate service or regiment. (See list below)

The FP Association determined to reproduce the book. It proved a daunting task made particularly difficult by the fact no copy of the book existed. However, the team charged with the book’s re-creation bent to their task and the work was completed in time for a formal hand-over to take place at a rededication service held in the School on 9 November 2018.

List of The Fallen

Flt Lt Alexander Anderson, RAF                            Peter Anderson, Merchant Navy

Sgt Ronald Bain, RAF                                                John S Baird, Merchant Navy

Sgt Pilot David J S Balfour, RAF                            Pilot Officer George Baxter, RAF

Pilot Officer Alexander C Beattie, RAF               Flt Sgt James Bell, RAF

Lt Ronald J Birnie, Army Air Corps                       Sgt Edward Blacklaw, RAF

Surg Lt Lyon R Blair, Royal Navy                           Flt Sgt Hugh A A Bodin, RAF

Lt William H Bowie, The Black Watch                    Sgt George W Brown, RAF
Flt Sgt William Bruce, RAF                                      Henry D Buist, Merchant Navy
Flt Sgt Robert Charles, RAF                                  Flt Sgt Frederick Christie, RAF
Pilot Officer Ian P Clark, RAF                                
Bdr William G Connelly, Royal Artillery
Flt Sgt William H Cowman, RAF                               LAC James Craig, RAF
Lt Albert B Crockatt, Royal Engineers                Sgt Kenneth M Davidson, RAF
John T Dick, Merchant Navy                                    Cpl James B Duncan, RAF
LAC Albert B Elder, RAF                                          
Cpl John M B Falconer, The Black Watch
Pilot Officer T D Fotheringham, RAF                  Fl Officer Edward H Galloway, RAF
Alexander B Graham, Merchant Navy              
Flt Officer Alistair J Heathfield, RAF
Sgt Alistair A S Heggie, RAF                                 Pilot Officer Ronald L Hendry, RAF
Lt Robert S Hepburn, Royal Marines                 Flt Sgt Robert Herbert, RAF
CQMS Andrew T Hodge, The Black Watch        
 Ld Airman Harry Holman, Fleet Air Arm
Pilot Officer David J Hovell, RAF                        
Pilot Observer David G Hutchison, RAF
Pt Ronald E John, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Flt Sgt Ronald S Johnstone, RAF
Pt John H Johnstone, The Royal Scots                Fl Officer Falconer M Kennedy, RAF
Lt Andrew D Latto, The Sikh Regiment                 Pilot Officer John D Lenaham, RAF
Flt Sgt David Livingston, RAF                                  Pilot Officer Victor Lowson, RAF
Sgt John C Macaulay, RAF                                        Cpt John Mason, Royal Artillery
Fl Officer Ronald S McAra, RAF                              Sgt Pilot Donald K McFarland, RAF
Wt Officer Douglas S McGregor, RAF                   Flt Lt George L S McHardy, RAF
Pilot Officer Donald T McLaren, RAF                    Sgt Colin S Menzies, RAF
Pt Thomas McNair, Seaforth Highlanders           ACM Robert C Millar, RAF
John C Moncur, Merchant Navy                             Pilot Officer John M Napier, RAF
Eng Officer Charles Paterson, Merchant Navy      
Sgt David C Pennycook, RAF
Sgt Pilot Archibald E Prain, RAF                              Flt Sgt Philip J R Pratt, RAF
Wt Officer Ernest Raeburn, South African Air Force  
Sgt Ernest Reid, Royal Artillery
Sgt Harry S Robertson, Royal Marines                 Sgt George S Rye, RAF
Flt Lt Ian W Saunders, RAF                                      
 L Sgt Arthur H Scofield, Royal Armoured Corps
Off Std Robert K Scott, Royal Navy                        
PO Lennox Scott, Royal Navy
L Bdr James A Shepherd, Royal Artillery                    
L Sgt George J C Simmie, Royal Engineers
Flt Sgt Hay G Simpson, RAF                                            
Ld Airman Charles F Sivewright, Fleet Air Arm
Lt James Smeaton, Fleet Air Arm                                  
Lt Sidney Smith, Seaforth Highlanders
Sgt Johnstone Stewart, RAF                                    
Pilot Officer Leonard S Stewart, RAF
Pt Frederick A Strachan, Army Air Corps            
Cpt Kenneth Strathearn, Airborne Forces
Pilot Officer George Summers, RAF                      
ACM Derek S Thomson, RAF
Rd Officer James Thornton, Royal Navy              
Tpr Ronald Todd, Royal Armoured Corps
Sgt Reginald G Tucker, RAF                                        
Tpr William J Tyrie, Royal Armoured Corps
Rmn Douglas H Walker, The Cameronians        
 Lt Archibald M Wallace, The Black Watch
Sgt Pilot Ian Wallace, RAF                                      
 Flt Sgt William G Warden, RAF
Sgt Bruce B Warren, RAF                                        
Sgt John Watson, Royal Army Service Corps
Fl Officer David Watson, RAF                                Lt Cecil L Watt, Royal Engineers
Sgt Pilot John Webb, RAF                                       Eng John T Wilson, Merchant Navy
Sgt Alexander D Wilson, RAF                                Fl Officer William R Woodcock, RAF
Sgt Ronald D Yeaman, RAF                                    Flt Lt Richard G Young, RAF.