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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Easthouses, Midlothian Reply with quote

Easthouses War Memorial
Location: Memorial garden, Easthouses Road
OS Ref: NT 345 657

A hidden gem which is easy to miss. Situated within it's own sunken memorial garden there are some nice and unusual features on this little memorial. Note the small cross is actually on top of the cairn, and the Victory which is only a few inches high.

There are also two plaques concerning memorial trees.

















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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This really is a very special memorial with some nice features.
It takes a bit of imagination but at around the time of the unveiling Easthouses couldn't have been the size it is now. It must have been a quiet rural backwater.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a lot of post-45 houses in Easthouses and it now merging into Newtongrange. I take it the main employer in the early 20th Century would have been the coal mines.

Here is a transcription of the names. I've also identified the names.

1914-1918
ALLAN , Thomas Walker, Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery
BROWN , Robert Haig , Private , 1st Bn Scots Guards
CAMPBELL , Andrew, Private, 12th Bn Highland Light Infantry
GIBSON , Charles , Private , 1/4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
KNIGHT , Thomas Moffat , Private , King's Own Scottish Borderers
SHAW , David, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
SHAW , John, Private, 10th Bn Scottish Rifles


1939-1945
BURNETT , Peter , Lance Corporal , 2nd Bn Royal Scots
JACK, Robert L. Private, 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKENZIE, Douglas, Guardsman, Scots Guards
FORD , Adam Aitken , Fusilier , 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers
LAW ,Charles Charmers Calder, Ordinary Telegraphist, H.M.S. Broadwater, Royal Navy
WEBSTER , John, Second Engineer Officer, S.S. Fort Babine, Merchant Navy

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john duncan



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Great Uncle Charlie Gibson is commemorated there, originally from Newtongrange he moved to Easthouses during the war, my G Grandfather Alexander Gibson was the pit manager at Easthouses.

Charlie was a surveyor with the Lothian Coal Company.

At one time the memorial was much more prominent than it is now, due to modern building, my G Granfathers house sat on the banking overlooking the memorial.

Charlie was the last man from the village to die in the war in October,1918 aged 19.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john duncan wrote:
My Great Uncle Charlie Gibson is commemorated there, originally from Newtongrange he moved to Easthouses during the war, my G Grandfather Alexander Gibson was the pit manager at Easthouses. Charlie was a surveyor with the Lothian Coal Company.

At one time the memorial was much more prominent than it is now, due ot modern building, my G Granfathers house sat on the banking overlooking the memorial.

Charlie was the last man from the village to die in the war in October,1918 aged 19.

Hi john do you have photographs of your great uncle Charlie ?
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john duncan



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do George, you can see them on my website

http://www.newbattleatwar.com/eltoro1960/privatecharlesgibson.htm
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George Kidd



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john duncan wrote:
My Great Uncle Charlie Gibson is commemorated there, originally from Newtongrange he moved to Easthouses during the war, my G Grandfather Alexander Gibson was the pit manager at Easthouses. Charlie was a surveyor with the Lothian Coal Company.

At one time the memorial was much more prominent than it is now, due ot modern building, my G Granfathers house sat on the banking overlooking the memorial.

Charlie was the last man from the village to die in the war in October,1918 aged 19.

Hi john it's saying page not found
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me too, but try this link

http://www.freewebs.com/eltoro1960/privatecharlesgibson.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
me too, but try this link

http://www.freewebs.com/eltoro1960/privatecharlesgibson.htm

Great got it thank you
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john duncan



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George Kidd wrote:
DelBoy wrote:
me too, but try this link

http://www.freewebs.com/eltoro1960/privatecharlesgibson.htm

Great got it thank you


Ah the link should have read

http://www.newbattleatwar.com/privatecharlesgibson.htm

But see you have found page. Do you have an interest in Charlie?
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Nikonbob



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:15 pm    Post subject: New Images of Easthouses Reply with quote

Some new images of Easthouse, I grew up here with this memorial always respected.




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Shaws were brothers

SHAW, DAVID.
Rank:Gunner
Service No:951520
Date of Death:12/08/1917
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery
56th Bty. 34th Bde.
Grave ReferenceI. C. 10.
CemeteryNEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shaw, of 15, East Houses, Dalkeith, Midlothian.

SHAW, J.
Rank:Private
Service No:130001
Date of Death:28/03/1918
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
10th Bn.
Grave ReferenceVII. C. 9.
CemeteryFAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
Additional Information:
Son of John and Marion Shaw, of 15, Easthouses, Dalkeith, Midlothian.
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