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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Whitburn, West Lothian Reply with quote

Whitburn War Memorial
Location: Memorial Gardens off Manse Road
OS Ref: To follow

Recently vandalised this memorial has now been thoroughly cleaned and you would never know it had been defaced.

Note that a casualty for Northern Ireland in 1976 was added to the main panel. Unfortunately Whitburn has recently suffered another service casualty in Iraq and an extra panel has been added on the base. I'm sure all concerned with adding the panel hope it wont be filled.



















It says 'Roberts S' on the base in this next photo

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sapper Thomson's details:

Thomson, Robert ‘Rab’
Sapper, 35 Engineer Regiment
Died accidentally during training 31/01/2004 Basrah Palace, Iraq
Born Whitburn, West Lothian
Aged 22. Son of Robert and Margaret Thomson
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:39 am    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

ROYAL SCOTS GREYS
Lieut. Sir Gawaine Baillie
Trooper Isaac Winspear

SCOTS GUARDS
L.Cpl. Gardner Wallace

ROYAL SCOTS
Sergt. John Clark
Sergt. Alexander Mathieson
Sergt. Thomas Walker
Cpl. William S.P. Stewart
L.Cpl. David Forrest
L.Cpl. Campbell McFarlane
Pte. William Aitken
Pte. James G. Allan
Pte. James Allan
Pte. Alexander Boss
Pte. Daniel Cleland
Pte. George Chambers
Pte. Neil Donald
Pte. Thomas Drummond
Pte. William Easton
Pte. Matthew Glasgow
Pte. Archibald McIntyre
Pte. Samuel Robertson
Pte. David Robertson
Pte. William Todd
Pte. William Thomson

ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
L.Cpl. Alexander Daly
Pte. James McCallum
Pte. Smith Tennant

GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Samuel Pennycook

CANADIANS
Cpl. Thoma Lambie
L.Cpl. James Tennant
Pte. Alexander Cunningham
John Leggat
Hugh Thomson

R.F.A.
Gunner Gilbert Dawson

RIFLE BRIGADE
Rifleman William Gilchrist

ROYAL ENGINEERS
Cpl. James Ferguson
Sapper John Adamson
Sapper David Craig

A.S.C.
Cpl. John Burnett

R.N.
Lieut.Sur. Dundas . MacKnight

R.A.M.C.
Lieut. John B. Michie

R.F.
Pte. John C. Peden

R.A.F.
Pte. William E.H. Peden

K.O.S.B.
Pte. Robert Arnot
Pte. Thomas Gilchrist
Pte. David C. Walker
Pte. Joseph Young

SCOTTISH RIFLES
Cpl. Edward Roberts
Pte. Alexander J. Wallace

BLACK WATCH
Pte. George Arnot
Pte. George Easton
Pte. John Sinclair

H.L.I.
Pte. Peter Ogilvie
Pte. James Whiteford

CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. John Duff
Pte. John R. Edmodson
Pte. John Orr
Pte. John Robertson

A.&.S.H.
Sergt. Thomas Murray
Pte. George Clark
Pte. John McCallum
Pte. John A. Patterson
Pte. John Robertson

WW2

Sgt. David Anthony, R.A.F.
4th E.O. Thomas Aikman, M.N.
L/Cpl. William Allan, R.S.
O/S. William A. Baillie, R.N.
O/S. John Brown, R.N.
Pte. Robert Crichton, D.W.L.I.
Pte. James Clark, R.A.P.C.
Lt. Alastair D. Clarkson, P.R.
F/O. Bertrand D. Clarkson, R.A.F.
F/Sgt. Alexr. Cochrane, R.A.F. V.R.
Dvr. Alexr. Dickie, R.A.S.C.
Gdg. David L. Forrest, S.G.
Gnr. Frank Fullarton, R.A.
Pte. Thomas Hamilton, K.O.S.B.
Pte. Walter Hodgekinson, R.A.S.C.
F/Sgt. John P. Irvine, R.A.F.
Tpr. David Kerr, R.S.G.
P/O. James W. Marshall, R.A.F. V.R.
F/Lt. James Mason, R.A.F. V.R.
Dvr. Alexr. McGillveray, R.A.S.C.
A/C. Alexr. McLean, R.A.F.
O/T. John MacLean, R.N.
A/S. Alexr. B. McLeod, M.N.
L/Cpl. Robert MacMorran, A.&.S.H.
Gnr. Thomas Nash, R.A.
O/S. George Richardson, R.N.
Pte. Peter Roger, A.&.S.H.
Gnr. James W. Topping, R.A.
Cpl. James Walker, Q.O.C.H.

KOREA - 1952
Pte. Robert Deans, B.W.

NORTHERN IRELAND
Pte. David Ferguson, Royal Scots. Killed 1976

IRAQ - 2004
Spr. Robert Thomson, 35 Eng.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Deans, Korea Reply with quote

Surname: DEANS
Forenames/Initials: Robert
Rank: Pte
Service: Army
Service Number: 22284564
Regiment/Corps: BLACK WATCH
Date of Birth: 08 July 1931
Age: 21
Date of Death: 16 November 1952
Cemetery Name: UN Memorial
Grave Section: 22
Grave Row: 12
Grave Number: 1548
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Pte. David Robert Ferguson, Northern Ireland Reply with quote

Surname: FERGUSON
Forenames/Initials: David Robert
Rank: Pte
Service: Army
Service Number: 24258283
Regiment/Corps: R SCOTS
Date of Birth: 08 August 1955
Age: 20
Date of Death: 31 March 1976
Cemetery Name: Whitburn Cemetery
Cemetery Address: East Lothian, Scotland, Whitburn, West Lothian
Grave Row: T138
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. Sir Gawaine George Stuart Baillie Reply with quote

Name: BAILLIE, Sir GAWAINE GEORGE STUART
Initials: G G S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Age: 21
Date of Death: 07/09/1914
Additional information: 5th Bart. Son of Sir Robert A. Baillie, 4th Bart., of Polkemmet, and Lady Baillie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: WHITBURN PARISH CHURCHYARD



Notabley his body was repatriated back from the continent for burial.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A distant relative of mine. John Coutts Orr (1892-1915)

Also on the Stoneyburn war memorial.

CWGC
Name: ORR, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/17701
Additional information: Son of Agnes Orr, of 140, Stoneyburn, West Lothian, and the late James Orr.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname ORR
Firstname John
Service Number S/17701
Date Death 25/09/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Harthill Lanarkshire
Other 5th Bn.
SNWM roll THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

His father was not 'late' at the time of John's death - he died in 1918 at the address given by the CWGC. His mother lived at that same address until her death in 1941.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:27 pm    Post subject: Isaac Garbutt-Winspear Reply with quote

The second man on this memorial is almost impossible to find on CWGC without knowing his middle name, which isn't on the memorial, and is the first part of his double barrelled surname.
It's unknown what his connection with the area is.

CWGC
Name: GARBUTT WINSPEAR, ISAAC
Initials: I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 05/06/1918
Service No: 40624
Additional information: Son of Robert and Margaret Garbutt Winspear; husband of Jessie Garbutt Winspear, of "Burnby Hall," Pocklington, Yorks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 22.
Cemetery: LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK

SNWM
Surname: WINSPEAR
Firstname: Isaac G
Service Number: 40624
Date Death: 05/06/1918
Place of birth: York
Other: 11th Bn. formerly 15494. 2nd Dragoons.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: L/Cpl


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:56 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl Gardner Wallace Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: WALLACE, GARDINER
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 09/10/1917
Service No: 10613
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Christina Wallace, of 63, Cochrane St., Bathgate, West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: WALLACE
Firstname: Gardiner
Service Number: 10613
Date Death: 09/10/1917
Place of birth: Blackburn Linlithgowshire
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: L/Cpl
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:59 am    Post subject: Pte. Samuel Pennycook Reply with quote

Name: PENNYCOOK, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 31/05/1916
Service No: S/10539
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pennycook, of Almond Park, Blackburn, Bathgate, West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row A. Grave 21.
Cemetery: CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:38 am    Post subject: Pte. James Whiteford Reply with quote

WW1
H.L.I.
Pte. James Whiteford

(Glasgow Herald 2nd of April 1915)
"Information has been received by Mrs Whiteford, Whitburn, that her son, Private James Whiteford, H.L.I. was killed at the front on March 13. Private Whiteford, who was a crack shot, went through the South African War. Shortly after the outbreak of war he re-enlisted in his old regiment, and was drafted to the front. A younger brother Corporal Robert Whiteford is serving in the 13th Battalion the Royal Scots."

CWGC
WHITEFORD, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 9276
Date of Death: 18/03/1915
Age: 39
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of the late Isaac Whiteford and Jessie Gray Whiteford.

SNWM

Surname: WHITEFORD
Firstname: James
Service Number: 9276
Date Death: 18/03/1915
Place of birth: Whitburn Linlithgowshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:10 am    Post subject: Dundas Simpson MacKnight Reply with quote

Also on the Stirling Civic Memorial; his widowed mother lived in Douglas Terrace, Stirling
Stirling Observer 19/11/1918: volunteered in the South African war as an army surgeon; settled in northern Rhodesia after that war; volunteered in 1914 and appointed to HMS Whitby Abbey; at the landing and evacuation of Gallipoli; served in east Mediterranean; 2 years on HMS Ajax then transferred to Britannia

MacKNIGHT, DUNDAS SIMPSON
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant
Date of Death: 09/11/1918
Age: 43
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. "Britannia."
Grave Reference: B. 4203.
Cemetery: GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of the Rev. John MacKnight, of U.F. Manse, Whitburn, West Lothian; M.B. ChB
Surname MacKNIGHT
Forename Dundas Simpson
Rank T/ Surgeon Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 9 November 1918
Theatre of death RN
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE ROYAL NAVY
Other detail M.B.
Died through torpedoing of H.M.S. Brittania off Gibraltar; mother - Margaret MacKnight (nee Simpson)
Also commemorated on family stone in Logie cemetery: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic242-0-asc-30.html

Also commemorated on a memorial within St James Church, Falkirk which I believe is now amalgamated with Grahamston Church. http://www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/files/news/War%20Memorials%20in%20Falkirk's%20Churches.pdf
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