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Roslin War Memorial, Midlothian

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Roslin War Memorial, Midlothian Reply with quote

Roslin War Memorial
Location: Beside Penicuick Road just along from the entrance to Roslyn Chapel
OS Ref: NT 272 632
Memorial Type: Cross







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DelBoy



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Location: The County of Angus

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend sent me a couple of pics of this memorial he took the other day.
It's been cleaned up since the 2006 visit, no new additons thankfully.





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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMITH, BRUNTON
Initials: B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 330346
Regimant/Service: Royal Scots, 8th Bn, "C" Coy
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Age: 35
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Brunton Smith, of Margaret Place, Roslin; husband of Helen Webster Smith (formerly Anderson), of "Gairnside", Roslin, Midlothian.
Grave Reference: II B 18
Cemetery: Bancourt British Cemetery.

Note: Previously named on the Arras Memorial.

Also named on Roslin Free Church War Memorial.

Pte Smith's grave was rededicated on 18 November 2022 following research. Details can be seen on the CWGC website at: https://www.cwgc.org/our-work/news/graves-of-two-world-war-one-soldiers-killed-in-northern-france-rededicated/
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd Lt. R.J. DEWAR, D.C.M. R.F.A.

Named on the Aberlady War Memorial in East Lothian as:

SECOND LIEUT. R.J. DEWAR, D.C.M., ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Robert Johnman Dewar, Distinguished Conduct Medal – age 23 – Second Lieutenant, 153rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Robert was educated at Lasswade School in Midlothian and was an apprentice architects when he enlisted as Private (8760) in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) in September 1914. He joined them in France in October 1915 and was awarded a DCM in early 1916 β€œFor conspicuous devotion to duty. He was buried by the explosion of a mine, but dug himself out in twelve hours and got back to our lines. He then went out again with a N.C.O. to the crater, and rescued three other buried men within 30 yards of the enemy.” Robert was commissioned in the RFA in October 1917.
Born 1895 in Edinburgh. Son of Peter McCall Dewar and Catherine Crawford (Johnman) Dewar of the Original Hotel, Roslin, Midlothian and of Elcho House, Aberlady.
Died of Wounds on 5 October 1918 and buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Roslin United Free Church memorial and on the Lasswade High School memorial.
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