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Borthwick, Great War Memorial, Midlothian

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Borthwick, Great War Memorial, Midlothian Reply with quote

Borthwick Great War Memorial
Location: Gates of Borthwick Parish Churchyard.
OS Ref: NT 368 596

The church at Borthwick sits beside Borthwick Castle Hotel and there is a small road leading to them both.

It is a lovely, quiet location for a war memorial next to the old church and castle and overlooking fields. The Second World War memorial is situated within the church.



I didn't realise how bright it was so you can't read the inscriptions on the plaques on the gates.

The left hand '1914' gate says

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOUR OF ALL WHO WENT
FORTH FROM THIS PARISH TO SERVE



The '1919' gate

AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR





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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pride of place on the plaques goes to the only woman commemorated on this memorial

AITKEN, MARY
Rank: Member
Regiment/Service: Women's Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 2nd Training Depot Sqdn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 07/11/1918
Service No: 10446
Additional information: Daughter of Mrs. Aitken, of Newlandrig, Gorebridge, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 168.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (MORNINGSIDE) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Seaforth Highlander with a rank of PPR is this man

HALLIDAY, Robert MacNab
Rank: Piper
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 02/10/1915
Service No: S/2177
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 114.
Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY

he died of wounds received at Loos. He was "a gifted Piper who may have gone on to greater things in the world of bagpipes".

He is also listed on the Gorebridge War Memorial

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.R.A.F.

Mary Aitken

Royal Scots

Pte. J. Duncanson
Pte. R.C. Henderson
Pte. G. Johnston
Pte. T.A. Lugton
Pte. A.S. Lumsden
Pte. G. Munro
Pte. J.R. Todd
Pte. R. Todd
Pte. W. Wilson

K.O.S.B.

Pte. R. Aitken
Pte. J.W. Cunningham
Pte. R. Lees
Pte. W. Martin

Scots Guards

Pte. J. Graham
Pte. T.B. Latto
Pte. A. Neil

Black Watch (R.H.)

Pte. W. Cunningham

Scottish Rifles

Pte. J. Trotter

M.G.C.

Gnr. E.F. Cunningham

Camerons

Sgt. R.R. Bryce
Pte. J. Hennessey
Pte. D.W. King
Pte. G. Russell
Pte. T.B. Thomson

H.L.I.

Pte. A. Cunningham
Pte. W. Duncanson
Pte. H. Grieg
Pte. A. Steele

Seaforths

Ppr. R.M. Halliday
Sgt. J. Kenny
Pte. D.T.Pringle

R.S.F.

Pte. J. Scott
Pte. T. Telfer

A.&.S.H.

Pte. T. Anderson

R.F.A.

Sgt. W.P. Simpson

Canadian E.F.

Pte. J. McCorkindale

Welsh Regt.

Pte. C. Lewis
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr Ken Bogle and the Midlothian Council's Library Service have recorded that Borthwick also has Rolls of Honour but I don't have a note of where they are (in the church?). I will create a new entry for them.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: New images of Borthwick Reply with quote

took some new images of Borthwick and thought I should share them.




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Nikonbob they are a lot clearer and it looks like the plaques have been refurbished recently.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Trotter

I think the following refers to this man:

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Battalion
No: 40972
Date of Death: 2nd May 1917
Age: 39
Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of John & Elizabeth Trotter, Newlandrigg, Gorebridge, Midlothian

SNWM:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
No. 40972
Place of Birth: Edinburgh
Date of Death: 2nd May 1917
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Unknown

Medal Index Card: John Trotter, Private, Scottish Rifles, No. 40972.

Soldiers Died in the Great War: John Trotter, Private, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Battalion, No. 40972.
Born Borthwick, Midlothian. Enlisted Hamilton. Died of wounds 2nd May 1917.

Soldiers’ Effects: John Trotter, Private, Scottish Rifles, 1st Battalion, No. 40972. Died of wounds 2nd May 1917 at 1st Canadian General Hospital, France. Mother Elizabeth Trotter.

(Possible) 1901 Census, Living at Gardener’e Easter Bothy, Abercorn, Midlothian
JOHN TROTTER, age 24, Domestic Gardener, born Borthwick, Midlothian
(Living with the James Smith, Head Gardener & Family)

Stirling Observer, 26th May 1917*, ‘War Casualties’
Word has been received of the death in France of John Trotter, who was at one time a gardener at Gateside, but who left the district several years ago. He was fond of music and many in the district will recall his appearances at out local entertainments.

*The above 'Observer' article has him listed in the Drymen column.
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