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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: Polton War Memorial, Midlothian Reply with quote

Polton War Memorial
Location: At centre of hamlet just beside bridge.
OS Ref: NT 288 648
Memorial Type: Cross

You don't just pass through Polton, you have to make a point of going there. There's not much to see but there is a nice little well kept memorial.





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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

Francis W. Annadale, 2nd S.S.R.
Joseph Brown, 9th R.S.
Francis Davidson, 16th R.S.
John Garry, I.A.R.C.
Thos. Jardine, 8th K.O.S.B.
Chas. S. Johnston, 24th M.G.C.
Joseph Munro, 13th R.S.
George MacDonald, 8th R.S.
Alexander MacDonald, L.B.H.
J.H. Plowman, R.E.
George Renwick, A.O.C.
Alexander Thomson, 1st G.H.
John Thomson, 7th G.H.

WW2

G. Michael, M.F.A.
D. Stewart, R.N.
A. Hastie, 2nd R.F.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Francis W. Annandale Reply with quote

CWGC

Name: ANNANDALE
Initials: F W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: South Staffordshire Regiment
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Date of Death: 29/03/1920
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 8 (on West boundary).
Cemetery: LASSWADE OLD CHURCHYARD

SNWM
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Joseph Brown Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: BROWN, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/9th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/08/1918
Service No: 335177
Additional information: Husband of M. Brown, of Polton Cottage, Polton, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 5.
Cemetery: RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE

SNWM
Surname: BROWN
Firstname: Joseph
Service Number: 335177
Date Death: 01/08/1918
Other: 9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Francis Davidson Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: DAVIDSON
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Date of Death: 07/08/1916
Service No: 19001
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. E. 40.
Cemetery: WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION


SNWM
Surname: DAVIDSON
Firstname: Francis
Service Number: 19001
Date Death: 07/08/1916
Place of birth: Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
Other: 16th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: John Garry Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: GARRY
Initials: J
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Indian Army Reserve of Officers
Secondary Regiment: 102nd King Edward's Own Grenadiers
Secondary Unit Text: attd.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 12/02/1917
Additional information: Son of William and Catherine Garry, of Morven, Loanhead, Midlothian. Born at Polton, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXI. M. 13.
Cemetery: AMARA WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: GARRY
Firstname: John
Date Death: 12/12/1917
Other: I.A.R.O. Att. 102nd Grenadiers.
SNWM roll: THE INDIAN ARMY.
Rank: Lieut
Theatre of death: Mesopotamia.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Thomas Jardine Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: JARDINE, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 22/05/1916
Service No: A/6512
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Jas. Jardine, of Polton Cottages, Polton, Lasswade, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 39.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: JARDINE
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 6512
Date Death: 22/05/1916
Place of birth: Polton, Midlothian
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Charles S. Johnston Reply with quote

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Name: JOHNSTON, CHARLES S.
Initials: C S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 24th Coy.
Age: 41
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 82029
Additional information: Son of the late John and Sarah Field Johnston.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 90 to 93.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: JOHNSTON
Firstname: Charles S
Service Number: 82029
Date Death: 21/03/1918
Place of birth: Lasswade, Midlothian
Other: formerly 5693 R. Scots.
SNWM roll: MACHINE GUN CORPS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Joseph C. Munro Reply with quote

CWGC
Name: MUNRO, JOSEPH CORNWALL
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 06/03/1917
Service No: 34046
Additional information: Husband of Marion Munro, of 6, Church St., Loanhead.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 71.
Cemetery: LOANHEAD CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: MUNRO
Firstname: Joseph C
Service Number: 34046
Date Death: 06/03/1917
Other: Depot.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: Home.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject: Pte. George MacDonald Reply with quote

WW1

(Glasgow Herald 19th June 1915)
"Private George MacDoanld, B Company, 8th Royal Scots, son of Mr David MacDonald, fireman, Polton Paper Mills, has been killed in action. He was on the eve of his twentieth birthday, and was employed in Messrs Annerdale & Co.'s paper works, Polton."

Article gives age as 19, not 21.

CWGC
Name: McDONALD, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 11/06/1915
Service No: 4547
Additional information: Son of David and Elizabeth McDonald, of Polton Cottages, Polton, Lasswade, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SWNM
Surname: McDONALD
Firstname: George
Service Number: 4547
Date Death: 11/06/1915
Place of birth: Lasswade
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Alexander MacDonald Reply with quote

Alexander MacDonald L.B.H. (Lothian & Border Horse)?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: J.H. Plowman Reply with quote

J.H. Plowman, R.E. (Royal Engineers)

May not qualify for CWGC


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:27 pm    Post subject: George Renwick Reply with quote

George Renwick, A.O.C. (Army Ordinance Corps)?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Alexander Thomson Reply with quote

Possibly this man? CWGC has W for his first initial not A.

CWGC
Name: THOMSON
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 22/08/1918
Service No: 3/6501
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: K. 9.
Cemetery: ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT

SNWM
Surname: THOMSON
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 3/6501
Date Death: 22/08/1918
Place of birth: Penicuik
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: John Thomson Reply with quote

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Name: THOMSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/14107
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jane Blair Thomson, of I, Muirpark, Eskbank, Dalkeith, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: THOMSON
Firstname: John
Service Number: S/14107
Date Death: 25/09/1915
Place of birth: Lasswade, Midlothian
Other: 7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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