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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:38 am    Post subject: Std. Sarah O'Keef Reply with quote

WW1
Sarah O'Keef, W.R.N.S.

Name: O'KEEFE
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stewardess
Regiment/Service: Women's Royal Naval Service
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Crescent,"
Age: 23
Date of Death: 18/02/1919
Service No: G/4649
Additional information: Daughter of Mrs. Annie O'Keefe, of 18, Livingstone St., Addiewell, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 201.
Cemetery: WEST CALDER CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:28 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. James Thornton Reply with quote

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2nd Lieut. J. Thornton, R.F.C.

(Glasgow Herald 13th of November 1916)
"On 9th last (the result of an accident) second lieutenant James Thornton, aged 18 years, Royal Scots, attached to Royal Flying Corps, elder son of James W. Thornton, Hermand, West Calder."

CWGC
Name: THORNTON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Secondary Regiment: Royal Scots
Secondary Unit Text: and
Age: 18
Date of Death: 09/11/1916
Additional information: Son of James W. Thornton, of Whauphill, Hermand, West Calder.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N. 5.
Cemetery: WEST CALDER CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: THORNTON
Firstname: James
Date Death: 09/11/1916
Other: (and R.F.C.).
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: 2nd Lt


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not commemorated on this memorial but Peter was born in West Calder @ 1893. His father was a baker.

Peter is remembered on the Denholm and Ayton War Memorials in the Borders.

Name: BLAKE, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Service No: 17478
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Graham Reply with quote

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Pte. R. Graham, Scots Guards

(Glasgow Herald 12th Dec 1914)
"Mr Robert Graham, Mossend, West Calder, has received official information from the War Office that his son, Private Robert Graham, of the 1st Scots Guards, has been killed in action in France. Private Graham had served 12 years with the colours, and his time had almost expired when the war broke out."

CWGC
Name: GRAHAM, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 4963
Date of Death: 31/10/1914
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Panel Reference Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Agnes Graham, of 111A, Mid St., Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, Fife. Twelve years' service in Scots Guards.

SNWM
Surname: GRAHAM
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 4963
Date Death: 31/10/1914
Place of birth: West Calder Midlothian
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found information about this soldier in the Midlothian Advertiser and in CWGC, however he doesn't seem to be on the West Calder Memorial.
Name: Rafferty Thomas
Rank:Private
Service No:16197
Date of Death:25/09/1915
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 57 to 59.
MemorialLOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of James and Catherine Rafferty, of of 7, Clyde St., West Calder, Midlothian.
Local Soldier Killed

Mr and Mrs James Rafferty, 7 Clyde Street, West Calder, have received official notice that their son, Pte Thomas Rafferty, of the 9th Scottish Rifles, who has been missing since the 25th September, is now considered to have been killed in action on the 25th. Pte Rafferty enlisted in January 1915, and has been at the front for some time. In civil life he worked as a shale miner with Young's Oil Company, and general regret will be felt at his sad death.
(Midlothian Advertiser October 1916)
Note: Official notice received one year after his death.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Pte William Watson, KOSB Reply with quote

Name: Watson William
Rank: Private
Service No: 21798
Date of Death: 24/09/1916
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. H. 39.
Cemetery: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE
Additional Information:
Son of Helen Watson, of 4, East St., Mossend, West Calder, Midlothian, and the late William Watson.

Also found this information on the same page of the Midlothian Advertiser as Pte Rafferty..

Local Soldier's Death
Mrs William Watson, Mossend, has received the sad news that her only son, Pte. William Watson, of the late K.O.S.B., died of wounds received in action on 24th September. His injuries were of a serious nature, and he passed away the same evening at the Casualty Clearing Station. He was the only son of the late William Watson, who resided for many long years in what is now known as Learmonth Crescent. The sympathy of the community will go out to Mrs Watson and the family circle in the bereavement they have sustained.
(Midlothian Advertiser October 1916)
Death Notice
Watson – At the Casualty Clearing Station, France, on 24th September of wounds received in action, Pte William Watson, 3rd K.O.S.B., aged 33, only son of the late William Watson and Mrs Watson, 4 East Street, West Calder. Deeply regretted.
(Midlothian Advertiser Oct 1916)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Pte. James Whigham Reply with quote

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Pte. J. Whigham, Cameron Hdrs.

(Glasgow Herald 24th March 1915)
"Private James Whigham, of the Cameron Highlanders, who resides at Harburn, West Calder, has been reported missing. Whigham was a reservist, and rejoined his regiment at the outbreak of the war."

CWGC
WHIGHAM, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 7268
Date of Death: 11/11/1914
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Robert F. Whigham, of 13, Blair St., Edinburgh.

SNWM
Surname: WHIGHAM
Firstname: James
Service Number: 7268
Date Death: 11/11/1914
Place of birth: West Calder Midlothian
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:05 pm    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Dolan/Dollan Reply with quote

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Pte. T. Dollan, A.&.S.H. (Dolan on CWGC, SNWM & news article)

(Glasgow Herald 5th May 1915)
"Private Thomas Dolan, of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, was killed in action on April 26. Private Dolan enlisted at the outbreak of war, and after a short period of training he was sent to the front, where he took part in several severe engagements. He resided in West Calder."

CWGC
DOLAN, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Service No: S/3331
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 42 and 44.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: DOLAN
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: S/3331
Date Death: 26/04/1915
Place of birth: Broxburn
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Graham's West Calder War Memorial Reply with quote

hello,

Robert Graham on the West Calder War Memorial was my Gt Uncle and above him is C Graham, Charles Robb Graham, his brother, who joined Geordie MacRae's 16th Btn Royal Scots, Charles was a Compositor by trade, and he too was killed on 1st July 1917. My Grandfather another brother also served in WW1 and was severely wounded. There is also on the War Memorial two cousins of theirs, John Anderson Frame, who is also remembered on the Wemyss War Memorial and John Douglas Ramsay Jamieson. Another Gt Uncle Archie Dundas is also commemorated on this memorial. I've researched all the names on this War Memorial and also all the commemorations in West Calder Cemetery, CWGC headstones and those named on family headstones. There's a very small percentage that I've still to identify but I have most of them.

Can someone tell me how to insert an image?? cheers .. Meg[/img]
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Meg, we meet again! (Blacks of Breich Water). Well done on researching these men.

You should tell the forum which names you are struggling with and hopefuly we will be able to identify a few.

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Derek, nice to hear from you again,

I'll take you up on that suggestion on posting the laddies from West Calder Memorial that I can't positively identify and hope for the best!!
I've all of them from Panel 1 apart from this one:-

Sgt P Condon Royal Irish Fusiliers
No P Condon’s of the rank of Sgt on CWGC – Three on Service Returns but wrong age, name and rank. A Patrick Condon is enumerated in the 1911 census in Uphall.

Panel 2

Pte Charles Bell Pte 2nd Cameron Highlanders – son of William and Mary (Moore) Bell, Faraday Place, Addiewell, West Calder, his brother L/Cpl William Bell was also killed serving with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Oct 1917. Cannot positively identify Charles, could he be the 40444 Pte in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), who died 20/10/1916 ?

Pte Robert Blair Pte Royal Scots – 2 R Blair’s Royal Scots – one son of David Blair, Edinburgh – the other son of William Blair, Leith – Robert son of David & Catherine was born West Calder, but was younger than the 31 quoted on the CWGC site.

Pte A Brown Pte Royal Scots – can’t identify from the CWGC

Pte J Connell Pte Royal Scots – Can’t Locate in Royal Scots

21863 Pte William Y Grandison In Memory of Private William Grandison 21863, 17th Bn., Royal Scots who died on 22 July 1916. Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial.
OR
In Memory of Private William Grandison 25762, "A" Coy. 2nd Bn., Royal Scots
who died age 28 on 12 July 1916. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Grandison; husband of Mary Morogni (formerly Grandison). Native of Edinburgh. Remembered with honour
Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-Le-Sec

Pte J Greeney Pte RFA – No Record on CWGC

Pte G Hardie Pte Cameron Highlanders – no G Hardie with the Cameron Highlanders on CWGC

Pte M Hastie Pte HLI – No M Hastie’s on CWGC

Pte J Irvine Pte KOSB – Can’t identify from CWGC

Pte J Kerr MM Pte 2/10 Royal Scots MM – No J Kerr’s with MM in CWGC

Panel 3

Pte Alexander Martin Pte Royal Scots – 2 A Martin’s Royal Scots on CWGC – more research

Pte A Meek Pte Royal Scots – two possibles on CWGC – more research

Pte H Millar Pte MT RASC – can’t identify on CWGC

Pte J Millar Pte KOSB – can’t identify on CWGC

Pte R McDonald Pte 1st Cameron Highlanders – there are two R McDonald’s on CWGC Roll of Honour but can find no other information to 1911 census none found in or near West Calder.

Pte W McGuigan Pte Royal Irish Fusiliers – No W McGuigan on CWGC Roll of Honour, for Irish Fusiliers, but one for Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers.

Pte J McKay Pte Seaforth Highlanders – 2 possible results for J McKay – can’t identify.

Pte J McKay Pte HLI – 6 possible results – can’t identify

Pte J McNulty Pte Royal Scots – two results for J McNulty – can’t identify correct one.

Pte J Nelson Pte Royal Scots – two possibilities – more research required.

Pte G Smith Pte Royal Warwickshire Regiment – too many G Smith’s in the Warwickshire Regiment to identify – more research required.

Pte A Sneddon Pte Royal Scots – 2 A Sneddons Royal Scots in CWGC, more research

Stoker A McGuiloch Stoker 1st Class RN – nothing coming up on CWGC Debt of Honour under any spelling or wild card of the surname.

Panel 4 (WW2)

A/C J Campbell RAF – Cannot identify from CWGC Debt of Honour Roll.

Thomas B Gowans Merchant Navy: No Service Return Death listed in Scotlands People, Nothing on the CWGC Debt of Honour Register, nothing on Ancestry nor in the National Archives.
West Calder Cemetery:
LMO Robert R Gowans died 10th March 1976 aged 85 years. also his wives Annie Stevens died 25th June 1923 (aged 2Cool. Jessie Bulloch died 18th Jan 1956 (aged 61). And their sons James died in infancy 1927 and Thomas lost at sea 1940.

Cpl H Mathieson Royal Artillery – no results for H Mathieson in Royal Artillery, 3 results for Matheson, but none match. Only one H Mathieson is Army lists, noted as Canteen assistant – more research.

Pte J Mooney Royal Scots Fusiliers – no results on GWGC, no results for J Mooney any regiment who can identify. More research

That's the lot - any help with even one of the names would be brilliant, it's been a labour of love for me and I've been working on it on and off for more years than I care to count!! Trouble with living you have to work and it doesn't half get in the way!!

Cheers ................. Meg
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for photos, there is a good guide at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=470

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Brown will probably be this man

BROWN, ALEXANDER
Rank:Private
Service No:5731
Date of Death:08/09/1916
Age:20Regiment/Service:Royal Warwickshire Regiment 8th Bn.
Grave ReferenceI. A. 13.
CemeteryMERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:

Son of David and Janet Brown, of Polbeth Farm, West Calder, Midlothian.

cannot account for the difference in regiment I'm afraid
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your A Sneddon is probably:

SNEDDON, ARCHIBALD
Rank:Private
Service No:S/18912
Date of Death:14/04/1917
Age:32
Regiment/Service:Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave ReferenceIV. C. 10.
CemeteryAVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:

Son of Robert and Mary Sneddon, of West Calder, Midlothian.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your J Mooney is this man:

MOONIE, JAMES
Rank:Fusilier
Service No:14213390
Date of Death:29/06/1944
Age:21Regiment/Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers 6th Bn.
Grave ReferenceVI. C. 9.Cemetery
ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX
Additional Information:

Husband of Catherine Gerrand Hunter Moonie, of Polbeth, Midlothian.
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