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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Edinburgh Academy Reply with quote

Any information on an Edinburgh Academy WW1 War Memorial and or Roll of Honour, please ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A blog post about the rugby team of the academy.
http://blog.guidedbattlefieldtours.co.uk/2011/02/21/the-lost-generation-of-world-war-1-the-fate-of-an-edinburgh-rugby-team/

There's a book called War Supplement to Edinburgh Academy Register
Published by The Edinburgh Academical Academical Club 1921.

SUMMARY OF CASUALTIES
ROLL OF HONOUR - ACADEMICALS WHO FELL IN THE WAR
HONOURS
ACADEMICALS ( WITH THEIR SERVICES) WHO SERVED IN HIS MAJESTY"S FORCES
MEMBERS OF THE STAFF WHO SERVED

For WW2 - The Edinburgh Academy War Service Record 1939-1945

Published by the Edinburgh Academical Club 1949
Detailing the biographies of those who gave their lives.
Lists those that served and survived.
62 pages.

Both usually sell for a bunch of tenners each.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:11 pm    Post subject: Ronald Francis Simson on Marykirk Reply with quote

Ronald Francis Simson Lt 116th Royal Field Artillery 16th Bty Age 24 Killed in Action F & F 15-Sep-14 Son of Mr David J & Mrs I A Simson, 68 Burton Cres; Chelsea, London. Native of Edinburgh. Probate Will Date: 5 Feb 1915. Moulins New Communal Cemetery Fr 1341 Grave 2
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: JOHN RICHARD MILLIGAN Reply with quote

Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:08/03/1916 Age:27
Regiment/Service:Indian Army Reserve of Officers attd. 55th Coke's Rifles (Frontier Force)
Panel ReferencePanel 43 and 65.Memorial
BASRA MEMORIAL
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Son of the late Dr. David Milligan and Margaret I. Milligan, of 11, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: WALTER HADDON Reply with quote

Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:25/09/1915Age:27
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
7th Bn. Panel ReferencePanel 53 to 56.Memorial
LOOS MEMORIAL
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Son of Walter and Caroline J. Haddon, of Firth, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: JOHN PROSSER Reply with quote

Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:28/09/1918Age:29
Regiment/Service:Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 4th Bn. attd. 8th Bn. Grave ReferenceIII. F. 10.Cemetery
WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRES
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Son of Sir John Prosser (Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh), of 4, Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, and the late Mary Ann Prosser. M.A., LL.B., Edin. University. Writer to the Signet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:06 pm    Post subject: DAVID McLAREN BAIN Reply with quote

Rank:CaptainDate of Death:03/06/1915Age:24
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders 3rd Bn. attd 2nd Bn.
Grave ReferenceVIII. F. 14.Cemetery
BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT

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Son of William and Edith Bain, of 42, Moray Place, Edinburgh.
Scottish Rugby International.
Lichfield Mercury 11 Jun 1915 Page 7: Forward: played 11 times for Scotland.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: WILLIAM MILNE Reply with quote

Rank:MajorDate of Death:13/04/1917
Regiment/Service:Royal Flying Corps and The Loyal North Lancashire RegimentAwards:M C
Grave ReferenceY. 934.Cemetery
EDINBURGH (GRANGE) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the First World War volume, let me know if there's any specific names you want looked up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:11 am    Post subject: J R Milligan (missing) Reply with quote

What can you find about him? Anne
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David McNay wrote:
I have the First World War volume, let me know if there's any specific names you want looked up.


Cheers David - the man I'm after is:
Captain William McMillan Black, 58th Vaughan's Rifles, Indian Army.
Killed on 31 October 1914 and buried in Bethune Town Cemetery.
Born 1883 in Anwoth Manse, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Son of the Rev. William McMillan Black and of Amy (Greenshields) Black.
He seems to have enlisted in 1901 but was at the Academy on 1901 census. Commissioned in 1902 in 2nd RSF and served in SAfrica. Transferred in Indian Army in 1903.

Can you confirm these details and is there a photo?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm told there is a photo of the memorial(s) on the "Canmore" site but haven't found it yet.
Update:
There are photos of the War Memorial building (Gymnasium) and there appears to be plaques on either side of the main door and possibly above the lower doors?

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/details/1272817/

Item SC 1272817 Number of items 1
Collection Date 10/4/2002
Caption War memorial building (gymnasium), view from south
Category SCANNED IMAGES
This is a copy of E 27434 CN


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Ivor Forsyth-Grant on St Cyrus Reply with quote

Ivor Forsyth-Grant Lt MiD 2nd Lovat Scouts b St Cyrus 01/02/1888 Age 37 Died of Wounds Dardanelles 19-Oct-15 Only son of Mr & Mrs George Forsyth-Grant, Advocate, 43 Northmuberland St; Edinburgh. Mother: Annie McKerral Brown. Educated Edinburgh Academy & Edinburgh Uni. MA LLB. 1901 Census: 43 Northumberland St; Edinburgh. Lala Baba Cemetery, Turkey Plot I Row A Grave 10 Aberdeen Daily Journal 04/11/15 Page 7. St Cyrus Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:58 pm    Post subject: THE LATE LIEUT. IVOR FORSYTH GRANT, LOVAT SCOUTS Reply with quote

The Scots Times, in an appreciation of "The late Lieut. Ivor Forsyth Grant, advocate," says:
Many friends of all ages and walks in life throughout Scotland will mourn the death of Lieutenant Ivor Forsyth Grant, which took place as the result of wounds received in action in Gallipoli. He went out one night with two men to reconnoitre, and especially to find out if an old house was occupied by the enemy. They found no one there. He said to the men, "The house is empty," and immediately afterwards was shot in the arm. While lying on the ground he was wounded in the left leg. He was brought in promptly, but the wounds were so severe that nothing could be done, and he died the following morning.
Mr Forsyth Grant was a Kincardineshire man by birth, and was the son of Mr G. J. Forsyth Grant, advocate. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and at Edinburgh University, and received his legal training in the office of Messrs J. & F. Anderson, W.S. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1913, and as one of the counsel for the poor on circuit it was his fortune to be called on to conduct the important criminal case of H.M. Advocate -v- Ryan, which involved difficult and important questions on the construction of an old Scots statute and the eighteenth chapter of Leviticus, and which was deemed so important that it was ordered to be heard before a full Bench. The ordeal was a severe one for a young counsel in his first year at the Bar, but Mr Forsyth Grant conducted the case with so much ability as to earn warm praise from the Bench and to excite the liveliest hopes of his friends for his future career as a counsel.
Mr Forsyth Grant was a man of the most purposeful and attractive personality. Whatever he put his hand to he did with all his might. Work at the University Settlement, as a Scoutmaster, and as secretary to a Scout Club, brought him into contact with persons of all ages and positions; with all alike he was popular and an influence for good. He excelled as a sportsman, was a good rider and a keen and useful shot, and there were few games which he did not play well. As an officer in the Lovat Scouts it is no mere figure of speech to say that he was beloved by officers and men alike. When attached to the regular cavalry for training in the years before the war he earned golden opinions as a good officer and a "good fellow".
His early death is a sad tragedy, but nothing will ever efface from the recollections of those who knew him the infectious joie de vivre which he shed around him, and the courtesy and kindliness with which he met young and old and rich and poor.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: J R Milligan (missing) Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
What can you find about him? Anne


John Richard MILLIGAN
Attended Academy 1895-1908
Born 30 Oct 1889 Son of Dr. David Milligan, 11 Palmerston Place; XV. (Capt. 1907-Cool; XI.

Trin. Coll. Oxon; XV., XI.; A.F.C. Address: 11 Palmerston Place, Edin.

Lt., att. 59th (Coke's) Rifles F.F. 1915. India, 1915; France, 1915; Mesopotamia, 1916. 1914-15 Star, G.S. and Victory Medals. Killed in action, 8 Mar. 1916.
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