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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject: Loretto School, Musselburgh Reply with quote

Memorials: Loretto School - Boer War, WWI and WWII
Location: Loretto School, Musselburgh
Address: Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7RE
OS Grid Ref.: NT348729
See on map: click here
UKNIWM: 56702 (Boer War), 56703 (WWI), 56704 (WWII)


spoons wrote:
A memorial at the Loretto School is for the Boer War.

From The Scotsman 25 July 1903.

    MEMORIAL TO OLD LORETTONIANS

    The tenth anniversary of the founding of the founding of Loretto Chapel was celebrated yesterday. In connection with the service, which was conducted by Mr H,. B. Tristram, headmaster, and the Rev. Mr Craze, chaplain, the unveiling of an oak panel to the memory of the Lorettonians who fell in the South African war also took place. In a short address the headmaster said they were gathered on that day to dedicate to the glory of God their humble memorial of those, once boys in the school, gave their lives for their country in the South African war. They were only few amongst the thousands who perished; but they all did their part in leaving that great memorial of their lives - a memorial far greater than any monument of wood or stone - the integrity of the Empire.


spoons wrote:
Presumably there are other memorials at the school as well.

See:
http://www.lorettoniansociety.org.uk/memorial/project.htm
http://www.lorettoniansociety.org.uk/memorial/ww1/index.htm
http://www.lorettoniansociety.org.uk/memorial/ww2/index.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman 04 February 1922.

    WAR MEMORIALS

    LORETTO SCHOOL. Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, A.R.S.A., a beautifully carved oaken organ loft screen, to the memory of 141 old boys and 2 masters, who fell in the war, was unveiled in Loretto School, Musselburgh, yesterday afternoon. Panels bearing the names flank a central recessed, canopied panel, on which appears the following inscription: "To the glory of God and in proud memory of the sons of Loretto, who in the greatest of all wars, by land and sea and air, faced death for freedom, and passed out of the sight of men." In the course of the fully choral service, conducted by Rev. C. W. Wordsworth, the names of those who had given their lives were read. Thereafter, Mrs Almond, widow of Dr H. Almond, the famous "Head" of Loretto, whose three sons all fell in the war, unveiled the memorial, and a brief address was given by Mr C. J. G. Paterson, chairman of the Directors of the school. A small stone altar, part of the memorial, was also dedicated. Mr H. B. Tristram, brother-in-law of Dr Almond, who succeeded him as headmaster, was present, as also Mr A. R. Smith, who is headmaster of Loretto today.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The UKNIWM list the following memorials at Loretto School or Loretto School Chapel:

57422 . . . Maj W Drysdale DSO . . . . . . . Loretto School
57424 . . . Lt F G Lemmey . . . . . . . . . . . . Loretto School
57595 . . . K P Nimmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loretto School Chapel
57596 . . . 2Lt L M Powell . . . . . . . . . . . . Loretto School Chapel
57597 . . . 2Lt C R G Ross . . . . . . . . . . . Loretto School Chapel
57598 . . . Lt A R Swanston . . . . . . . . . . Loretto School Chapel
57599 . . . Lt P G Symington . . . . . . . . . Loretto School Chapel
57601 . . . 2Lt G W Whitelaw . . . . . . . . . Loretto School Chapel
57602 . . . Lorretonians - South African War . . . Loretto School Chapel
57603 . . . Loretto School - WW1 . . . . . . Loretto School Chapel
57604 . . . Loretto School - WW2 . . . . . . Loretto School Chapel
57607 . . . Almond Brothers . . . . . . . . . . Loretto School Chapel

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys
I live in Musselburgh and was actually planning to contact Loretto re gaining access to the Chapel etc to take photos. I know several pupils there and have met the Head Master of both the Junior and Senior schools on several occassions. I will contact them once they return from Xmas break.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now been to Loretto Chapel and have taken loads of photos, now I just need the time to sort them all out!!!!!

Soon, I promise!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Loretto School Chapel, where the War Memorial and Roll of Honour are.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The War Memorial






The WWI Memorial is the upper panels and the WWII Memorial is on the slope at the bottom of the organ screen.

There are wooden panels round the Chapel which commemorate Old Lerottonians, some have Military connections and some don't.

As you can imagine I have been in many churches and seen many War Memorials over the years and I must admit that this is one of the best.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roll of Honour


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WWI War Memorial


TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD MEMORY OF THE SONS OF LORETTO WHO IN THE WAR OF 1914-1919 BY LAND AND SEA AND AIR FACED DEATH FOR FREEDOM AND PASSED OUT OF SIGHT OF MEN.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bombardier Thomas Frank Aitchison

Bombardier Aitchison, R.G.A., was born in July 1880, and came to Loretto in 1895. He was a Prefect and a member of the XV. During the war he joined the Royal Artillery and was posted to the 276th Siege Battery at Ypres in 1917. In June 1918 this Battery was attached to the Guards` Brigade, and at the Armistice was at Maubeuge, 26 men only out of the original 160 being left. Bombardier Aitchison was taken ill whilst still serving, and died in the Military Hospital, Edinburgh Castle, under an operation on June 14th 1919. (Loretto Roll of Honour)

Not found in CWGC


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ALLFREY, HUGH LIONEL
Rank:Captain
Date of Death:18/09/1918
Age:37
Regiment/Service:The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
10th (R. East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Bn.
Grave ReferenceIV. D. 17.
CemeteryUNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE
Additional Information:
Son of Edward Richmond Allfrey, of Beckenham, Kent.

Captain Allfrey, The Royal East Kent Yeomanry, was born on August 27th 1881 and was at Loretto from April 1896 to July 1901. He obtained his commission in May 1913, and served with his Regiment in Gallipoli and Egypt, 1915 to 1917, and in Palastine, April 1917 to May 1918. He then went to the Western Front, and killed in action in France on 18th September 1918. (Loretto Roll of Honour)
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ALMOND, ROWLAND LATIMER
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Death:28/10/1914
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Royal Engineers
attd. 21st Coy. Indian Expeditionary Force. 3rd Sappers and Miners
Grave ReferenceIII. D. 40.
CemeteryCHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
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Son of Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Almond, of Loretto, Musselburgh, Edinburgh; husband of Helen Almond, of Watlington, Oxon.

Captain Almond, Royal Engineers, Head`s youngest son, born in January 1887, and was at Loretto 1898-1905. He played in the XV and was a Prizeman. He passed into the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, where he was Captain of the XV, won the Pollock medal and passed out First with honours. He was gazetted to the Royal Engineers in December 1907 and went to Chatham, where he was Captain of the Royal Engineers XV. He later went to India, where he was appointed to the Survey Dept. In August 1914 he was transferred to the 21st Company 3rd Sappers and Miners, went to France with the 1st Indian expeditionary Force and was promoted Captain in October 1914. After the attack on Neuve Chapelle on October 28th 1914 he was reported "missing", and as his body was found there in 1916 he is presumed to have been killed on that date.

ALMOND, GEORGE HELY-HUTCHINSON
Rank:Captain
Date of Death:09/08/1918
Age:41
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
3rd Cav. Field Amb.
Grave ReferenceI. E. 10.
CemeteryCAIX BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of the late Hely-Hutchinson Almond and Mrs. E. F. Almond; husband of Violet W. A. Almond, of 15, Pepys Rd., Wimbledon, London.

Captain Almond, R.A.M.C., was born in February 1877, and at Loretto 1892-97. He was a Prefect and played in the XV. He went to Hertford College, Oxon, but left the University to serve with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa. He returned and took his B.A. in 1902 and became M.R.C.S. (E) L.R.C.P. in 1906. He was then appointed House Physician at St. Bartholomew`s Hospital. At the outbreak of war he joined the R.A.M.C. and became a pathologist at a Base Hospital in France. During the great German offensive in 1918 regimental medical officers were urgently needed, and Captain Almond was sent to the 4th Dragoon Guards in the front line. He was killed, together with his Colonel and several others, by a bomb on August 9th 1918, at Caix.

ALMOND, HENRY TRISTRAM
Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:31/03/1916
Age:36
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders
3rd Bn. attd. 54th Coy. Machine Gun Corps
Grave ReferenceT. 14.
CemeteryCARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Hely-Hutchinson and Eleanora F. Almond. Assistant magistrate, Victoria, Rhodesia. Born at Mussleburgh, Scotland.

2nd Lieutenant Almond, The Gordon Highlanders, Head`s second son; universally known as "Hadge"; was born in December 1880 and at Loretto 1891-1901. He was a Prefect and played in the XV. He joined the Rhodesian Civil Service, and at the outbreak of war was Assistant Magistrate at Victoria. He applied for leave, but this could not be granted at once. Eventually he got home, obtained a commission in the Gordon Highlanders, and served at Aberdeen and at the Machine Gun School of Instruction at Grantham. In February 1916 he went to France in charge of a Machine Gun Section, and was killed by a German sniper on March 31st, 1916, near Carnoy.

These three brothers were sons of headmaster Hely-Hutchison Almond.

Memorial panel within Loretto Chapel.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:12 am    Post subject: 1920 deaths Reply with quote

I see the casualty listed for 1920, Longbotham, is not on CWGC.

Captain Cyril Murgatroyd Longbotham , 2nd Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment, was born in July 1887, and came to Loretto in 1900, leaving in 1903. He joined the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, West Riding Regiment, passed the Army Exam in 1908, and was gazetted to the 2nd Leicestershire Regiment. Captain Longbotham served with his Battalion ( a unit of the Meerut Division, 1st Indian Expeditionary Force), in France and in Mesopotamia. He died at Montana, Switzerland, from illness contracted on active service on January 12th 1920.

Oddly the other man listed for 1920, J.G. Grant, actually died in 1919, the RoH is correct however.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject: T.F. Aitchison Reply with quote

gourdongirl wrote:
Bombardier Thomas Frank Aitchison

Bombardier Aitchison, R.G.A., was born in July 1880, and came to Loretto in 1895. He was a Prefect and a member of the XV. During the war he joined the Royal Artillery and was posted to the 276th Siege Battery at Ypres in 1917. In June 1918 this Battery was attached to the Guards` Brigade, and at the Armistice was at Maubeuge, 26 men only out of the original 160 being left. Bombardier Aitchison was taken ill whilst still serving, and died in the Military Hospital, Edinburgh Castle, under an operation on June 14th 1919. (Loretto Roll of Honour)

Not found in CWGC


Perhaps this man?

Name: AITCHISON, T F
Rank: Lance Bombardier
Service No: 344652
Date of Death: 14/01/1919
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery 26th Siege Bty.
Grave Reference: C. 30.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (ST. CUTHBERT) PARISH CHURCHYARD
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