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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Dirleton, East Lothian Reply with quote

Dirleton War memorial
Location: Green in front of Parish Church
OS Ref: NT 513 841













And this plaque is just inside the church seen in the first photo.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The brothers Aitcheson who appear on the Auchtergaven W.M., Bankfoot:

Surname AITCHISON
Firstname James Hood
Service Number S/3472
Date Death 26/07/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Dirleton Haddingtonshire
Other 1/8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: AITCHISON
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/8th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 26/07/1918
Service No: S/3472
Additional information: Son of George and Mary Aitchison; husband of Helen Aitchison, of 277, Harvard Avenue, Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, Canada. Born at Bankfoot, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 88.
Cemetery: VERBERIE FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY

Surname AITCHISON
Firstname Peter
Service Number
Date Death 08/05/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Dirleton East Lothian
Other Formerly Royal Scots Greys.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank 2/Lt
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: AITCHISON, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Yorkshire Regiment
Secondary Regiment: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Secondary Unit Text: formerly
Age: 23
Date of Death: 08/05/1918
Additional information: Son of George and Mary Aitchison, Berryhill, Bankfoot, Perthshire; husband of Helen Frances Aitchison (nee Tait), of 16, South Road, West Hartlepool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:57 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

A. Burns
J.H. Burnside
J. Calder
P. Campbell
M. Christie
A. Glen
W.J. Gracie
H. Hynds
W. Logan
G. Mackay
R. McDonald
E. McNeill
G. McNeill
J. McNeill
W. McNeill
A. Marr
Jas. Mattison
J. Mattison
J. Moran
J. Moran
W. Peattie
J.E. Selby
J.D. Simpson
C. Smith
R. Smith
G. Souter
A. Wardrop
D. P. Watt
D. Waugh
A. Taylor
W. Taylor

WW2

R. Falconer
Jas. Rennie
H. Tweedie
T. Wood
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: Memorial Unveiling Reply with quote

The Scotsman of the 11th of October 1920 states it was unveiled on the 10th by Patrick Ford M.P.

Mr Charles Stodart of Kingston was the memorial convener and Mr J.C. Grant of Dirleton the secretary.

The architect was Sir Robert Lorimer and it was made of Northumberland stone built by Messrs Neil McLeod and Sons, Edinburgh.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:31 am    Post subject: Robert Smith GH Reply with quote

Robert Smith Pte 310033 7th Gordon Highlanders Dunbar Age 20 Died of Wounds Home 03/06/1917 Son of Mrs. Catherine Smith, of 23, High St., Dunbar, East Lothian. Soldiers Died has 4th. Whittingehame Parish Churchyard A. D. In North-West part. The Scotsman 02-07-17 P6: Dirleton & Dunbar
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject: D P Watt Reply with quote

David Paterson Watt (1885 25 April 1917) was a Scottish professional golfer. He won the Scottish Professional Championship in 1914. He was one of the few left-handed golfers of the period. Watt was in the Cameron Highlanders during World War I but died following a leg amputation.
Lance Corporal
WATT, DAVID
Service Number S/17265
Died 25/04/1917 Kent
Aged 30
Depot.
Cameron Highlanders
Husband of Elizabeth Watt of 31 Marchmont Crescent, Edinburgh.
EDINBURGH (NEWINGTON OR ECHO BANK) CEMETERY
Cemetery/memorial reference: G1. 665.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 53616. The Plaque in the Church is WMR 53639
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