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IanA



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Humbie, East Lothian Reply with quote

A most attractive memorial a little way out of the village, set at a cross roads.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The three names on the lower course of stone are those killed in the Second World War. An inscription at the rear of the monument reads: "The number serving from this parish was 74 men and 8 women." I presume that this refers to the Great War.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Great War names seem to be listed roughly in the order in which they died.

HEPBURNE-SCOTT, ALEXANDER NOEL
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Additional information: Son of the Hon. W. G. Hepburne-Scott, C.B.E. (now 9th Baron Polwarth), and Lady Polwarth, of Humbie House, Humbie, East Lothian. Educated at Repton School, and Balliol College, Oxford. Served in France with London Scottish, 1914-15.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

LAING, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Service No: 2105
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Laing, of East Saltoun, Pencaitland, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

**Possibly this man**

FERGUSON, DAVID REID
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/09/1915
Service No: 20809
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10 to 13.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL


Clark, Thomas

Macdonald, James

AITKEN, James

WOOD, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 15/01/1917
Service No: 25490
Additional information: Son of George and Christina Wood, of Hattonhill, Humbie, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 2.
Cemetery: ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY, FREVENT

GRIEVE, ADAM
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 28/12/1917
Service No: 200411
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Margaret Grieve, of Leggate, Humbie, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 7.
Cemetery: FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND

QUINNEY, Thomas S
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/9th Bn.
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Service No: 330316
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 4.
Cemetery: ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

SHARP, JAMES WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Tank Corps
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Service No: 200246
Additional information: Son of John J. and Annie Sharp, of Ewingston, Humbie, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 21.
Cemetery: DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1

SPIDEN, George
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cheshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 21/08/1918
Service No: 40197
Place of birth: Dunbar
Formerly 120407, Lothian and Border Horse.
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 11.
Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT

GRIEVE, Adam
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 30/09/1918
Service No: S/11166
Place of birth: Haddington
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 18.
Cemetery: THILLOY ROAD CEMETERY, BEAULENCOURT

SPIERS, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 11/05/1916
Service No: 18344
Additional information: Son of Mrs. M. G. Spiers, of Humbie Stables, Humbie, Edinburgh, and the late Thomas Spiers.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10 to 13.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second World War

STITT, WILLIAM
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Secondary Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Secondary Unit Text: seconded to 5th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 15/07/1943
Service No: 200689
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stitt, of Humbie, East Lothian. M.A.
Place of birth: East Lothian
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 1.
Cemetery: SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY

NICHOLSON, ADAM
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Isis
Date of Death: 20/07/1944
Service No: D/JX 303493
Place of birth: Pathhead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 87, Column 1.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Possibly

STEWART, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 31/10/1944
Service No: 14689383
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Bole Stewart, of Gifford, East Lothian.
Place of birth: East Lothian
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 11.
Cemetery: NEDERWEERT WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander Noel Hepburne-Scott, Scots Guards also listed on the Roberton War Memorial

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=63147#63147
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