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Prestonpans War Memorial, East Lothian
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject: Prestonpans War Memorial, East Lothian Reply with quote

A very impressive statue on Prestonpans Memorial let down by pretty shoddy photography. Note the 1914 pattern leather equipment in the first image.





I will post images of the names when I have time. In the mean time please let me know if you want the names before I post them here.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herea are the name panels. I finally got round to downloading them:

Note C.P. McKinlay's name on the WW2 panel has been amended at some point













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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BANKS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 18/04/1915
Service No: 325
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Margaret C. Banks, of 26, Summerlee St., Prestonpans, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:38 am    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

J. Aitken
T. Aitken
M. Allan
G. Allison
R. Amos
D. Anderson
G. Anderson
R. Anderson
J. Arnott
W. Arnott
W. Baillie
P. Baird
J. Banks
J. Barr
A. Baxter
T. Bell
W. Bell
W. Blackley
A. Blyth
G. Bowes
P. Brackenridge
A. Brown
J. Brown
A. Buchanan
J. Burns
J. Burns
W.H.P. Calder
W. Clark
J. Clelland
A. Cochrane
M. Condron
O.R. Cullen
G.R. Cunningham
J. Cunningham
R.D. Cunningham
J. Darroch
D. Darling
R. Darling
W. Darling
J. Davie
J. Donnachue
P. Douglas
A. Edgar
J. Edmond
J. Edmond
T. Edmond
W. Edmond
C. Fairley
G. Findlay
J. Findlay
G. Flockhart
T. Forbes
A. Fraser
A. Fraser
A. Fraser
P.R. Fraser
R. Fraser
W. Gilroy
J. Gordon
P. Gunn
J. Hamilton
J. Hawthorn
T.K. Henderson
A. Herriot
J. Hewitt
C. Horne
R. Hulbert
C. Hunter
C. Inglis
J. Inglis
G. Jenkins
R. Jenkins
A. Johnston
B. Johnston
M. Keenan
R. Kelly
A. Kennedy
P. Lourie
A. Lumsden
J. Lumsden
A. MacFarlane
W. Mackie
T. Main
A.B. Melrose
G. Melrose
R.M. Millar
J. Moodie
J. McAulay
J. McFarlane
D. McGroarty
A. McKenzie
W.A.S. McKerrell
P.H. McKinlay
J.J. McLagan
R.D. McLean
J. McLeod
R. McLeod
D. McMurdie
C. Neilson
J. Nisbet
R.H. Nisbet
S. Nisbet
D. p(????)
J. Porter
R.A.L. Purves
P. Rafferty
T. Rafferty
J. Reid
A.W. Renwick
D. Ritchie
G. Ritchie
C. Robertson
J. Russell
G. Samuel
W. Samuel
A. Scott
A. Smith
C.R. Smith
G.R. Smith
J.M. SMith
W.J. Smith
T. Speirs
T. Stevenson
J. Stewart
D. Stirrat
J. Tennant
J. Thomson
W. Thomson
C. Tonner
J.C. Vanbeck
T. Vevers
A. Waddel
A. Wallace
H.S. Wallace
W.E. Wallace
J. Waters
J.S. Weir
D. Williams
H.E. (??) Wilson
M. (?) Wood
(?). Yorkston
T. Yorkston

WW2

A.T. Andrew
E.A. Baxter
T. Bell
* J. Blair
W. Clark
T. Cassidy
P. Commons
* D. Currie
* (?). Donaldson
P. Edwards
J. Ferguson
J. Gauson
D. Gay
* R. Gorrian
J. Harkes
J. Hogg
T. Ingles
J. Kerr
N. Kerr
H. Laidlaw
W. Laidlaw
T. Marshall
M. Meharry
D. McDonald
G. P. McKinlay
R. McInlay
J.D. McLean
N. McMillan
J. Nisbet
T. Ritchie
A. Rowan
J. Salkeld
J. Scott
C. Stewart
A. Taylor
J. Thomson
J.C. Thomson
R. Thomon
J. Turnbull
G. Watt

(* Later Additions)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one of the YORKSTON's from WW1.
We don't appear to have his CWG on SWGP.

Name: YORKSTON
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Date of Death: 03/12/1920
Service No: S/3526
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N. 1112.
Cemetery: PRESTONPANS NEW CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Peter Brackinridge Reply with quote

WW1 Casualty P. Brackenridge is one of those whose name seems to suffer from several different spellings.
His age appears to vary between 38 and 45 from the war return to CWGC.
His birth certificate shows he was born in Drem, Athelstaneford on the 4th of September 1876 as Peter Brackenridge. Therefore his surname appears correctly spelled only upon the memorial. He was 38 years old when he died, so the war return age is correct.

CWGC
Name: BRICKINRIDGE, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 45
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Service No: 3/2922
Additional information: Son of the late Elizabeth Margaret Russel Brickinridge.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BRACKENRIDGE
Firstname: Peter
Service Number: 3/2922
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: Drem Haddingtonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: Pte

War Return
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Pte. John C. Vanbeck Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: VANBECK, JOHN C.
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 07/02/1915
Service No: 1197
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: VANBECK
Firstname: John C
Service Number: 1197
Date Death: 07/02/1915
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:30 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Thomas Vevers Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: VEVERS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 18/05/1915
Service No: 126
Additional information: Husband of Euphemia Cunningham Vevers, of 207, High St., Prestonpans, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. E. 3.
Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: VEVERS
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 126
Date Death: 18/05/1915
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Sgt
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: John Gauson Reply with quote

John Gauson who appears on the memorials WW2 names is not on CWGC or SNWM.

He died at home in Prestonpans of some (unreadable) illness to the lungs and abdomen aged 35 in October of 1945. He is listed as a coal miner.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert McFarlane Gorrian Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: GORRIAN, ROBERT MCFARLANE
Initials: R M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 15/03/1941
Service No: 2930082
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jane McFarlane Gorrian, of Prestonpans, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. C. 16.
Cemetery: KEREN WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: GORRIAN
Firstname: Robert M
Service number: 2930082
Date of death: 15/03/1941
Place of birth: East Lothian
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS and THE LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Spr. Maxwell Meharry Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: MEHARRY, MAXWELL
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 1002 Docks Operating Coy.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 01/01/1942
Service No: 762447
Additional information: Son of David and Jeanie Meharry; husband of Mary Ann Meharry, of Prestonpans, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 49.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MEHARRY
Firstname: Maxwell
Service number: 762447
Date of death: 01/01/1942
Place of birth: Edinburgh
SNWM roll: ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank: Spr
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:06 pm    Post subject: Pte. Joseph Salkeld Reply with quote

The estimated date of Private Salkeld's death is qute a long time. I wonder what the circumstances were?
He is one of 6 Argyll war burials in Lancheres churchyard, I imagine they were in retreat to Dunkirk when they died?

CWGC
Name: SALKELD, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: between 05/06/1940 and 20/05/1941
Service No: 3132177
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Margaret Salkeld, of Prestonpans, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 4.
Cemetery: LANCHERES CHURCHYARD

SNWM
Surname: SALKELD
Firstname: Joseph
Service number: 3132177
Date of death: 05/06/1940
Place of birth: Midlothian
Other: - 20-05-41.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (PRINCESS LOUISE'S)
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Pte. Jospeh Salkeld Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
The estimated date of Private Salkeld's death is qute a long time. I wonder what the circumstances were?


The other Argylls who are buried there do not all have a certain date of death.

DONNACHIE JAMES
United Kingdom Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 8th Bn. Age 20 Date of Death 05/06/1940 Service No 2982580

HIGGINS ROBERT FISHER
United Kingdom Corporal Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 8th Bn. Age 33 Date of Death between 05/06/1940 and 23/06/1940 Service No 2974210

LEIPER JOHN WILLIAM
United Kingdom Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 8th Bn. Age 21 Date of Death between 04/06/1940 and 23/06/1940 Service No 2985253

MACKINNON ARCHIE
United Kingdom Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 8th Bn. Age 25 Date of Death 05/06/1940 Service No 2982599

MITCHELL HUGH
United Kingdom Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 8th Bn. Age 21 Date of Death between 05/06/1940 and 09/06/1940 Service No 2980732
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: John Gauson Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
John Gauson who appears on the memorials WW2 names is not on CWGC or SNWM.

He died at home in Prestonpans of some (unreadable) illness to the lungs and abdomen aged 35 in October of 1945. He is listed as a coal miner.

Cause of death: Teranoma(?) Testicle, Metasasis Lungs and Abdomen.
(from my reading online: testicular cancer which has spread to the lungs and abdomen)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah good reading skills there ADP.

I wasn't sure on that but i think you've got it right.

I wonder why he was considered a war casualty by the community? Perhaps he's served earlier in the war? Obviously coal was needed for the war effort so he was doing his bit in that way.

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