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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STUART, ALEXANDER DAVIDSON

Rank:
Lieutenant
Date of Death:
12/10/1917
Age:
31
Regiment/Service:
Seaforth Highlanders

7th Bn.
Awards:
M C
Panel Reference:
Panel 132 to 135 and 162A.
Memorial:
TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mrs. Jane Stuart, of 76, High St, North Berwick.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

London Gazette 19 March 1918 Supplement: 30590 Page: 3610

T./Lt. Alexander Davidson Stuart, Sea. Highrs.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a company. He took over the front line under most trying conditions and a heavy barrage fire, setting a fine example to his men.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: John A Shand Reply with quote

John A Shand Pte 37772 10/11th Highland Light Infantry b Grantown-On-Spey e Glencorse, Midlothian r North Berwick Age 41 Killed in Action F & F 22/03/1918 Son of William and Mary (nee Stewart) Shand, of Forres, Morayshire. Husband of Catherine Shand, of Castlemains, Gifford, East Lothian. War Memorial: Ramphlet. MI: Ed58. Soldiers Will 5 Pages. Rumaucourt Communal Cemetery Fr 1727 Sp. Mem. Edinkillie & North Berwick
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.K. Redpath, Sgt. M.M. Bar.

Named on the Melrose War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:
SERGT. W.K. REDPATH M.M. & BAR.

and on the Darnick Village, Melrose as:
SGT. W.K. REDPATH, M.M. & BAR. 1st CAM. Hrs.

Walter Kerr Redpath, Military Medal age 25 Sergeant (20370) 1st Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Walter was serving with the 1st Cameron Highlanders in Edinburgh at the outbreak of war and as Private (8684) he landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 14 August 1914. He transferred to the 1st MGC when it was formed in January 1916.
The announcement of Walter's Military Medal was made in September 1916, a month after his death, but I cannot trace the award of a second M.M.
Born 1891 in Walkerburn, Peebleshire. Son of the late Margaret (Kerr) Redpath (died 1891) and of John Redpath of Darnick, Melrose. Step-son of Jane (Hogarth or Smith) Redpath of North Berwick and of Montreal, Canada.
John and Jane married in 1894 in Edinburgh and by 1901 the family were living in North Berwick, East Lothian. John, Jane and their two youngest children, Thomas and John, emigrated to Canada in May 1911.
Killed in Action on 31 August 1916 and buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MORRISON, JAMES FYFE
Initials: JF
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 17th Bn
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 34
Additional Information: Son of James Morrison, of Polmadie, Glasgow.
Grave Reference: F 17
Cemetery: New Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel.

Also named on Glasgow High School and Royal Troon Golf Club War Memorials.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACFIE, CW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: South Staffordshire Regiment, 3rd Bn, attd 2nd Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Date of Death: 16/6/1915
Panel Reference: Panel 21 and 22
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial.

Also named on Cargilfield Prep School War Memorial. There is also an individual memorial dedicated in his honour within St Baldred's Church in North Berwick.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SCHAFER, THOMAS SYDNEY
Initials: TS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers, 13th Bn
Date of Death: 26/9/1915
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of Sir Edward Sharpey H. Schafer, F.R.S., of Marly Knowe, North Berwick, and Little Gillions, Croxley Green, Herts, and his wife, Mary Schafer. Scholar of Caius College, Cambridge. Nat. Science Tripos, 1912; Medical Student at University College Hospital, London. Enlisted Aug., 1914, in Australian Voluntary Hospital (Cpl.) and sent at once to France. Gazetted December 1914.
Panel Reference: Panel 20 to 22
Memorial: Loos Meorial.

And his brother:

Name: SCHAFER, JOHN SHARPEY
Initials: JS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Commander
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Gaillardia
Date of Death: 22/3/1918
Age: 36
Additional Information: Son of Sir Edward Sharpey Schafer, F.R.S., and Maud Schafer, of North Berwick; husband of Ruth Bateman-Champain (formerly Schafer) of Greystones, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Served in H.M.S. King George V. for the greater part of the war, was at Jutland, and was specially lent for the surveying operations for the North Sea minefield.
Panel Reference: 27
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial.

HMS Gaillardia struck a British laid mine in the Northern Barrage of the Pentland Firth with the loss of 93 lives.

Thomas Schafer is also named on Cargilfield Prep School War Memorial.
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