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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:27 am    Post subject: Pte. George Marr Reply with quote

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G. Marr, Gr.

(Glasgow Herald 10th March 1915)
"Information has been received by friends at North Berwick that Private George Marr, 1st Battalion Royal Scots, has been killed in action. The intelligence was conveyed in a letter from a fellow townsman, who says that Marr, who was killed in the morning, went into the trenches for the first time the previous night. As a swimmer Marr was well known on the Haddingtonhire coast, and was in the spring of last year presented with a certificate, together with a sum of money, from the Carnegie Hero Fund Trust for assisting in saving the life of a boy from drowning at North Berwick. He also possessed innumerable trophies for swimming, and was for some time swimming master at the open air bathing pond belonging to North Berwick Corporation. He was 33 years of age, and leaves a widow and one child."

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MARR, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 13866
Date of Death: 26/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MARR
Firstname: George
Service Number: 13866
Date Death: 26/02/1915
Place of birth: North Berwick
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:22 am    Post subject: L.Cpl. George Brown Durie Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
And another early death here:

DURIE, GEORGE BROWN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 27/08/1914
Service No: 1100
Additional information: Son of George and Catherine Durie, of 21, Victoria Rd., North Berwick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL


(Glasgow Herald 28th April 1915)
"Lance-Corporal Gordon B. Durie, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, whose parents reside at North Berwick, was killed at Bartray on August 27 last. He was posted missing as from that date, and his relatives believed him a prisoner of war in Germany. A comrade, however, who is a prisoner of war, writing to his father in Aberdeenshire, says Durie was killed when quite near to him, and that he died a few minutes after being hit with a bullet, meeting his death like a true Gordon. Lance-Corporal Durie, who was only 20 years of age, joined the Amry two years ago, having previously been employed as a clerk by the North British Railway Company at North Berwick and Ratho."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was puzzled by the rank "Ldg.Btn" until I spotted this man

VARNEY, J
Rank:Leading Boatman.
Service No:157654/CH
Date of Death:05/07/1917
Regiment/Service:Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave ReferenceD. 1569.
CemeteryNORTH BERWICK CEMETERY
Additional Information:

and here's the other one

MACLEOD, J
Rank:Leading Boatman
Service No:162317/PO
Date of Death:23/09/1914
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy
Coastguard Station (North Berwick)
Grave ReferenceD. 1571.
CemeteryNORTH BERWICK CEMETERY
Additional Information:
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Alexander Edington Smith Reply with quote

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J.A.E. Smith, Pte.

Possibly also the "J. Smith, R.S." named on the memorial boards at Renfrew Victory Baths.

(Glasgow Herald 17th May 1915)
"The death has occurred at Netley Hospital, from wounds received in the trenches in December last of Private James A.E. Smith, 8th Royal Scots. He was 22 years of age, and was the only son of Mr & Mrs James Smith, The Vale, North Berwick. He joined the Territorials on the outbreak of war, and went out to the front with his regiment in September. In civilian life his calling was that an engineer, and for a period he was in the employment of Messrs Mather & Sons, Edinburgh, but for some time previous to mobilisation he was in the works of Messrs Lobnitz & Co. Renfrew."

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SMITH, JAMES ALEXANDER EDINGTON
Rank: Private
Service No: 1163
Date of Death: 15/05/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. 65. West of ruins.
Cemetery: NORTH BERWICK OLD CHURCHYARD
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Smith.

SNWM
Surname: SMITH
Firstname: James Alexander Edington
Service Number: 1163
Date Death: 15/05/1915
Place of birth: North Berwick
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: Home.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:08 am    Post subject: L.Cpl. George Johnston Reply with quote

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G. Johnston, L.Cpl.

(Glasgow Herald 25th May 1915)
"Lance-Corporal George Johnston, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, has been killed in action. The intelligence is of an unofficial character, word having been received so far from a comrade in the same regiment. Johnston, who was about 30 years of age, joined the Army ten years ago, and for the whole of that period, with the exception of a few months prelimenary training, he has been on service in India, where he was employed as a schoolmaster in the battalion. Previous to joining the colours he was an ironmonger's assistant in North Berwick and Edinburgh."

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JOHNSTON, GEORGE
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 158
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Nephew of Miss M. Johnston, of Wall Cottage, North Berwick, East Lothian.

SNWM
Surname: JOHNSTONE
Firstname: George
Service Number: 158
Date Death: 09/05/1915
Place of birth: North Berwick
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank: L Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:25 am    Post subject: Pte. Frank McGrail Reply with quote

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F. McGrail, Pte.

(Glasgow herald 25th May 1915)
"A letter from a Private in the 8th Royal Scots (Territorials) to his parents in North Berwick, contains the intelligence that two North Berwick members of the regiment have been killed in action, namely, Private Robert Douglas and Private Francis McGrail.
Private McGrail, who was a son of Mr & Mrs McGrail, Forth Street Lane, was 18 years of age. In civilian life he was employed as an assistant on the Old Golf Course, North Berwick. He joined the Territorials about 18 months ago, and mobilised with his regiment last Augus
t."

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McGRAIL, FRANK
Rank: Private
Service No: 1004
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McCRAIL (McGrail)
Firstname: Frank
Service Number: 1004
Date Death: 16/05/1915
Place of birth: North Berwick
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek - Could this be the Robert Douglas mentioned?

DOUGLAS, ROBERT
Rank:Private
Service No:1150
Date of Death:16/05/1915.
Age:39
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
"D" Coy. 18th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 4.
MemorialLE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Daniel and Peggy Ingles Douglas, of Market St., Galashiels; husband of Christina Fox Douglas, of Rendall Cottage, 14, Victoria Rd., North Berwick.

I think the battalion should read 1/8th. The 18th was formed in June 1915, was a Reserve Bn. and did not leave the UK.

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Surname DOUGLAS
Firstname Robert
Service Number 1150
Date Death 16/05/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Galashiels
Other 8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Ken, that's the chap.

Good spot on the Btn, i've sent it in for checking/ammendment.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIC shows 8th Royal Scots
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:15 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. David WYLLIE, Black Watch. Reply with quote

Not listed here unless the inscribed D. Wyllie, Gnr. on the memorial is a mistake.

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Surname WYLLIE
Forename David
Rank Pte
Service number 291977
Decoration
Place of birth Balerno Midlothian
Date of death 24 April 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE BLACK WATCH ROYAL HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 7th Bn.

SDGW - Born Balerno, Midlothian; enlisted Edinburgh.
He is not commemorated on the Currie Parish War Memorial which covers Currie, Balerno and Juniper Green.


From de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, volume 4.

CWGC - WYLLIE, David
Rank: Private.
Service No: 291977.
Date of Death: 24/04/1917.
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. C. 8.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
Additional Information: Son of Robert Wyllie, of The Heugh, North Berwick.

1891/1901 Census Haddingtonshire, North Berwick, Heugh Farmhouse:- both transcriptions record David Wyllie born Currie, Midlothian.

CWGC has but one D. Wyllie on their database. From Arbroath:- Gnr. David Aitken Wyllie, died 28th June, 1918. He parents lived at 50, Helen Street, Arbroath. Gunner Wyllie is commemorated on Panel 6, Arbroath War Memorial:- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=69644#69644
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: Alexander Patrick Francis Lyon Lt GH Reply with quote

Alexander Patrick Francis Lyon Lieutenant 10221 M.i.D. 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Kensington 05/08/1888 Age 26 Killed in Action Nord, France 27/08/1914 Son of Walter Fitzgerald Knox Lyon and Isabella Romanes Lyon, of Tantallon Lodge, North Berwick. Brother Charles James Lyon also died. 14-12-14. Will Porbate date Bertry Communal Cemetery Fr 1391 Row BB Grave 1 Daily Record 09-12-14 Page 3: Killed Evening Times 14-5-15 Page 7 Edinburgh Evening News 10-12-14 Page 4 City & North Berwick
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: George Brown Durie L/cpl GH Reply with quote

George Brown Durie L/Cpl 1100 1st Gordon Highlanders North Berwick Edinburgh 20 Killed in Action F & F 27/08/1914 Son of George and Catherine Durie, of 21, Victoria Rd., North Berwick. Occ: employed as a clerk by the North British Railway Company at North Berwick and Ratho. La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial M. R. 15 Glasgow Herald 28-4-15
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:24 pm    Post subject: North Berwick Memorial - J S Simpson, Lt Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: SIMPSON
First names: James Duncan
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Canadian Engineers
Unit: 1st Tunnelling Coy
Age: 28
Date of Death: 24/08/1916
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Mary Duncan Simpson, of Highfield, North Berwick, East Lothian. Born West Kilbride Ayrshire
Grave reference: II. A. 1
Cemetery: RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

James is also on the Ardrossan Academy Memorial and the West Kilbride Memorial
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRINGLE, WILLIAM CAMPBELL

Rank:
Corporal
Service No:
325470
Date of Death:
06/05/1918
Age:
19
Regiment/Service:
Royal Scots

2nd/4th Bn.
Grave Reference:
C. 503.
Cemetery:
NORTH BERWICK CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of the late Alexander Pringle and of Isabella Campbell Pringle, of 25, Melbourne Place, North Berwick. Born at Hawick, Roxburghshire.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW2 JAMES SHARP.

James Sharp age 27 Private (2884690) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Born 1917 in Glasgow. Son of the late James Mitchell Sharp of the Masonic Arms Kirkcudbright, and of Jessie (Williamson) Sharp of North Berwick, East Lothian. (Source: family grave in St Cuthbert's Old Churchyard and CWGC)
Killed in Action on 17 June 1944 and buried in Ranville War Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Kirkcudbright Academy War Memorial.
His brother fell in WW1. Alexander Sharp age 23 Private (332384) 1/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed on 12 April 1918.
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