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Elphinstone War Memorial, East Lothian
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:40 am    Post subject: Elphinstone War Memorial, East Lothian Reply with quote

Elphinstone War Memorial
Location: At West end of village beside road.(B6414)
OS Ref:NT 395 702

A nice little memorial. Quite an unusual style for Scotland.









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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a transcription:

Elphinstone

“Pro Aris Atoue Focis”
1914-1919

Lest We Forget

In Sacred memory
Of all those
Belonging to
This Village
Who Gave Up
Their Lives
In The
GREAT WAR

1914-1918

BAIRD , Andrew , Private, 1/8th Bn Royal Scots
BEATTIE , John , Private, 2nd Bn Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
BURT , Andrew , Lieutenant, 1/8th Bn Royal Scots
COWAN , James , Private, 1st Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
CROOKSTONE , J , Private, 1/8th Bn Royal Scots
DENNISON , Adam , Private, Northumberland Fusiliers
DICKSON , W B , Private, 8th Bn Yorkshire Regiment
DOUGLAS , Thomas , Private, 1/8th Bn Royal Scots
FAIRGRIEVE , R , Sapper, Royal Engineers
GRANT , Thomas , Private, 9th Brigade Australian Imperial Force
KERR , James , Private, 5th Bn Gordon Highlanders
MAIN , John A Private, Canadian Field Artillery
MENNUCCI , Rom , Private, Royal Garrison Artillery
NELSON , J , Private, 5th Bn Cheshire Regiment
POTTER , James , Private, 2nd Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
SCOTT , David M , Private, 1/8th Bn Royal Scots
SCOTT , Alexander , Private, 2nd Bn Scots Guards
SMITH , William , Private, 10th Bn Gordon Highlanders
STEWART , John , Private, 1/8th Bn Royal Scots
THOMSON , John , Private, 3rd Bn Royal Scots
VALENTINE , James , Private, 16th Bn Royal Scots
WIGHT , Robert , Quartermaster Sergeant 1/8th Bn Royal Scots
WILSON , P , Private, 5th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
WOOD , Peter , Private, 7/8th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers

1939-45

JOHNSON , Joseph , Private, 5th / 7th Bn Gordon Highlanders
SMITH , Robert D , Sergeant, Royal Air Force
CLARKE , Samuel , Lance Corporal, Black Watch
WOOD , Walter , Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers
THOMSON , John , Sapper, Royal Engineers

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elphinstone is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, UK. It lies two miles south west of Tranent on the B6414, and one mile south-east of Ormiston
Coordinates are 55.922 ⁰N 2.966 ⁰W

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BURT, Andrew
Initials: A
Nationality: UK
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 18/12/1914
Service No:
Awards:
Additional Info:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 1
Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial, Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belguim.

SNWM entry: No new information
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WIGHT, Robert
Initials: R
Nationality: UK
Rank: Company Quartermaster Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn
Age: 41
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Service No: 33
Awards:
Additional Info: Son of the late James and Margaret Wight of Retreat Cottage Elphinstone, husband of Margaret Wight of Main Street Elphinstone Tranent East Lothian
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 4
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial Pas de Calais France

SNWM entry: Born Tranent Haddingtonshire. A/C.Q.M.s

2 Family Graves: In loving memory of Margaret Dickson beloved wife of Jas. Wight died 28th March 1916 aged 76 also their son Robert Wight QMS 8th Royal Scots killed at Festubert 16th May 1915 aged 41 beloved husband of Margaret Dodds, also the above James Wight died 10th Oct 1916 aged 72 years, also James Main beloved husband of Mary Wight died 23rd Jan 1929 aged 35, also their son James died 25th June 1930 aged 23. Thomas Wight died 19th March 1932 aged 61. The burying ground of Jas. Wight.





In loving memory of Robert Wight QMS Royal Scots killed at Festubert 1915 aged 41 years, his beloved wife Margaret Dodds died 23rd Aug 1939 aged 61 years.





These 2 stones, one with his parents, one with his wife can be found in Elphinstone Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SCOTT, David McNeill
Initials: D McN
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 18/05/1915
Service No: 772
Awards:
Additional Info:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: I.C.23
Memorial: Chocques military Cemetery Pas de Calais France

SNWM entry: Born Edinburgh
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BAIRD, A
Initials: A
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 29/01/1915
Service No: 917
Awards:
Additional Info:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: L.4
Memorial: Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery, Nord, France

SNWM entry: Born Tranent, Name - Andrew
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Name: STEWART, John
Initials: J
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn
Age: 32
Date of Death: 08/03/1915
Service No: 774
Awards:
Additional Info: Son of John Stewart, husband of Agnes Fairgrieve (formerly Stewart) of 16 New Row Elphinstone, Tranent East Lothian
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: D9
Memorial: Rue-du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie, Pas de Calais France

SNWM entry: Born Kilmarnock
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Name: DOUGLAS, Thomas
Initials: T
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: “A Coy” 8th Bn
Age: 19
Date of Death: 24/02/1915
Service No: 4639
Awards:
Additional Info: Foster son of Joseph and Isabella Douglas of 23 The Square, Newton Grange, Midlothian
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: D2
Memorial: Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Churchyard, Pas de Calais France

SNWM entry: Born Tranent
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Name: CROOKSTON, J R
Initials: J R
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/8th Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 22/07/1916
Service No: 5137
Awards:
Additional Info:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Sp.Mem.14
Memorial: Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme France

SNWM entry: Born Haddington. Name - John
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Name: THOMSON, J
Initials: J
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 3rd Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 21/03/1916
Service No: 1693
Awards:
Additional Info:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: On South side of main path.
Memorial: Elphinstone Cemetery, Tranent, East Lothian

SNWM entry: Born Inveresk Midlothian, Name - John

CWGC Grave: 1693 Private J Thomson Royal Scots 21st March 1916.

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Name: VALENTINE, James
Initials: J
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 16th Bn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 34403
Awards:
Additional Info: Son of Alexander and Mary Valentine of Elyles Farm Tranent East Lothian
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: IV.D.8
Memorial: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Pas de Calais France

SNWM entry: Born Inverurie Aberdeenshire
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Name: WILSON, Peter
Initials: P
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/11628
Awards:
Additional Info:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 119 to 124
Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais France

SNWM entry: Born Tranent Haddingtonshire
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Name: COWAN, James
Initials: J
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Service No: S/14258
Awards:
Additional Info:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 41 and 42
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial Pas de Calais France

SNWM entry: Born Tranent Haddingtonshire.
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Name: WOOD, Peter
Initials: P
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Service No: 40302
Awards:
Additional Info: Son of John and Mary Wood of Tranent Road Elphinstone, East Lothian
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Pier and Face 4A and 4D
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme France

SNWM entry: Born Elphinstone Haddingtonshire. Formerly 1570 Royal Scots
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