County: Banffshire
Issued on: Return
Dates of presentations: 06/06/1901, 30/10/1901
Number issued: 3


Gold medals/badges, to:

08/06/1901 presentation

1st Service Section, Aberdeen Royal Engineers (Vols) –

???? Sapper(?) Harry MICHIE

Presentation made at the Gordon Arms Hotel, Tomintoul.

30/10/1901 presentation

Lovat's Scouts –

8743 Private Robert Fraser GRANT (of Balnalon)

1st Bn. Royal Scots –

???? Private James MACPHERSON (possibly 5346 Pte J. McPherson)

Presentation made by Mr Alexander Macintosh (of Tomlay), at the Richmond Arms Hotel, Tomintoul.


Aberdeen People's Journal, 02/11/1901
Aberdeen People's Journal, 8th June 1901



Mr Harry MICHIE, of the first service section of the Aberdeen Volunteer Engineers, who have just returned from the front, delivered a lecture on Thursday evening in the Public Hall, Tomintoul, on “Transvaal War”. Mr W. Meldrum, J.P., presided, and there was a very large attendance. Mr MICHIE gave a most intelligent and interesting account of his experiences in South Africa, and at the close of the lecture there was a collection for the “Scotsman” Shilling Fund. Afterwards Mr MICHIE was entertained in the Gordon Arms Hotel at a cake and wine banquet in honour of his safe return, and presented with a gold medal. Mr MICHIE, before leaving for South Africa, was an engineer in Aberdeen. He is a son of Mr Harry Michie, head-keeper, Strathavon Lodge, Tomintoul.
Banffshire Herald, 2nd November 1901

Entertainment to Returned Volunteers at Tomintoul.

Mr Robert GRANT, Balnalon, of the Lovat Scouts, and Private James MACPHERSON. 1st Royal Scots, lectured on their experiences in South Africa, in the Richmond Hall, Tomintoul, on Wednesday night. Both men have been invalided home, and Mr GRANT, who has now completely recovered, was dangerously wounded in the abdomen, on the march to Pretoria. Mr MACPHERSON has had his full share of campaigning being almost two years on active duty in the field. He was for five days a prisoner of war, and before being sent home was in hospital, suffering from enteric. After both had given their views on the war, they were entertained at a cake and wine banquet in the Richmond Arms Hotel – Mr Macintosh, Fomlay [sic], in the chair. During the evening both the soldiers were presented with handsome gold badges, subscribed for in and around Tomintoul. Mr GRANT and Mr MACPHERSON feelingly replied, and thanked the chairman, in name of the subscribers, for the handsome gifts and for the kind way in which they had been entertained. A pleasant evening was spent.