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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:24 pm    Post subject: North Berwick, East Lothian Reply with quote

I like this memorial, particularly the regimental badges on it. A nice touch:



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Regiment badges:

Royal Scots:

Highland Light Infantry:

Royal Artillery:

Lothians and Border Horse

Royal Scots Greys

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders:

King's Own Scottish Borderers:

Gordon Highlanders:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First World War names:













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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Second World War names are on a separate panel on the rear wall:





There was also another plaque at the back of the small garden which I never got a chance to photograph. If anyone has a photo of it, can they post it here?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small plaque as requested:



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MINTO, ROBERT JOHN SINCLAIR
Initials: R J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: XI. Corps Signal Coy
Age: 29
Date of Death: 19/06/1917
Service No: 152473
Additional information: Son of Thomas and the late Joan Watson Minto, of "Inveravon," School Rd., North Berwick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 19.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 18/08/1917
KILLED:-
Sapper Robert J S Minto (only son of Mr Thomas Minto, Postmaster, North Berwick, and formerly of Blairgowrie), Signalling Section, Royal Engineers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two of the Second World War names

BRUCE, DAVID ALISTAIR
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 112 Sqdn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 10/03/1943
Service No: 80213
Additional information: Son of Colonel and Mrs. G. D. Bruce, of North Berwick, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 267.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

PORTEOUS, CHARLES WOOD
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 07/04/1943
Service No: 2985303
Additional information: Son of James and Helen Bruce Porteous, of North Berwick, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. K. 9.
Cemetery: OUED ZARGA WAR CEMETERY
Also listed on the Whitekirk War Memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Great War details. An early war death:

ARUNDEL, NORMAN McKAY
Rank: Leading Telegraphist
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Amphion."
Date of Death: 06/08/1914
Service No: 240182
Additional information: Son of John W. Arundel, of Marchmont House, North Berwick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

And his brother

ARUNDEL, ROBERT
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Canadian Engineers
Unit Text: 1st Tunnelling Coy.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 08/11/1917
Service No: 503357
Additional information: Son of John Williamson Arundel, of Marchmont House, North Berwick, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 24.
Cemetery: LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY

The next man was not a local but was a teacher in North Berwick. He is also listed on the North Queensferry War Memorial

DOW, JOHN MITCHELL
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 29/04/1916
Service No: S/11185
Additional information: Son of Agnes Dow, of Battery Rd., North Queensferry, Fife, and William Dow (Stepfather). Teacher, North Berwick School, East Lothian. Graduate (M.A.), Edinburgh University.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 7.
Cemetery: ST. MARY'S A.D.S. CEMETERY, HAISNES

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

FENDER, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 5th/6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 11/08/1918
Service No: 325548
Additional information: Son of Mrs. John Fender, of 32, High St., North Berwick, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

All five are also listed on the Abbey Church War Memorial, North Berwick
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:27 pm    Post subject: Sketch Reply with quote

Here's an architects sketch of the memorial from Fkickr.

J.S. Richardson
Architect
4 Melville St.
Edinburgh


Derek.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Lt. Walter Scott Stuart Lyon Reply with quote

WW1
W.S.S. Lyon, Lt

(Glasgow Herald 13th May 1915)
"Killed in action on 8th May, in the neighbourhood of Ypres, Walter Scott Stuart Lyon, advocate, Lieutenant, 9th Battalion (Highlanders) Royal Scots, aged 28, third son of the late Walter F.K. Lyon, and of Mrs Lyon, Tantallon Lodge, North Berwick."

Name: LYON, WALTER SCOTT STUART
Initials: W S S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 08/05/1915
Additional information: Son of Walter F. K. and Isabella R. Lyon, of Tantallon Lodge, North Berwick. One of the war poets.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Lt. Alexander Patrick Francis Lyon Reply with quote

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A.P.F. Lyon, Lt.

(Glasgow Herald 26th November 1914)
"Lieutenant A.P.F. Lyon, Gordon Highlanders, who was previously reported missing and is now unofficially reported killed, was gazetted to the 3rd Battalion in May 1907, and was promoted Lieutenant March 1909."

Name: LYON, ALEXANDER PATRICK FRANCIS
Initials: A P F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 27/08/1914
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Walter Fitzgerald Knox Lyon and Isabella Romanes Lyon, of Tantallon Lodge, North Berwick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: BB. 1.
Cemetery: BERTRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Lt. Charles James Lyon M.I.D. Reply with quote

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C.J. Lyon, Lt.

(Glasgow Herald 9th Dec 1914)
"News has been received at North Berwick that Lieutenant Charles James Lyon, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action near Ypres on November 14. He was the fifth son of the late Mr Walter Lyon, and of Mrs Lyon, Tantallon Lodge, North Berwick. Lieutenant Lyon, who was Acting-Adjutant of his battalion, was only 24 years of age, and joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1909 after having passed from Haileybury college into Sandhurst. The death of Lieutenant Lyon is all the more pathetic owing to fact that one of his brothers, Lieutenant Alexander Patrick F. Lyon, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, was killed at Bertry, in France, on August 27. The latter, an Army interpreter, was making inquiries in the front of a half battalion which had mistaken the German lines for the French and was killed during the firing which ensued."

Name: LYON, CHARLES JAMES
Initials: C J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 13/11/1914
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Walter F. K. and Isabella R. Lyon, of Tantallon Lodge, North Berwick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 19 and 33.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

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J. Adams, Gr.
R.T. Arundel, Ldg.Tel.
R.T. Arundel, Spr.
W.F. Gardiner Baird, Capt.
R.F. Balmain, Capt.
A. Begg, A.B.
W.B. Blair, Spr.
T. Brown, Pte.
N. Bunyan, Pte.
D.M. Campbell, Pte.
J. Carnachan, 2nd Lt.
R. Combe, Gr.
J.F. Cree, 2nd Lt.
J.R. Hamilton Dalrymple, Lt.
W.W. Denholm, Cpl.
G. Dickson, Pte.
H. Dickson, Pte.
R. Douglas, Pte.
J.M. Dow, L.Cpl.
G.B. Durie, L.Cpl.
A. Crum-Ewing, 2nd Lt.
J. Fender, L.Cpl.
J. Foster, L.Cpl.
J. Fraser, Str.
A.D. Fulton, Pte.
W.G. Geddes, Pte.
R. Gilbert, Tr.
W.S. Gilbert, Sig.
W. Gilholm, Pte.
A. Gillies, L.Cpl.
J. Gillies, Dr.
J. Goodall, Pte.
R. Gow, Pte.
A. Grant, Pte.
D. Grant, Pte.
T. Gray, Pte.
J. Greenlaw, C.S.M.
J. Gullane, Pte.
W. Gullane, Pte.
J. Heggie, Cpl.
J. Hemingway, 2nd Lt.
G.M. Herries, Pte.
C.A. Hogarth, Pte.
T. Hogg, Pte.
W.G. Houldsworth, 2nd Lt.
H.M. Hume, Pte.
G.H. Hunter, Pte.
C.J. Hutchion, A.M.
D.F. Hutchison, Capt.
H. Hutchison, A.B.
R.A. Jacobs, Pte.
J. Jardine, Pte.
G. Johnston, L.Cpl.
J. Kellagher, Pte.
R. Keppie. Pte.
J. Little, Pte.
H. Logan, Pte.
J.T. Longstaff, Pte.
A.P.F. Lyon, Lt.
C.J. Lyon, Lt.
W.S.S. Lyon, Lt.
A. McCraw, Pte.
W. McCraw, Gr.
A. MacDonald, Pte.
D. MacDonald, Pte.
R. MacDonald, Pte.
W. MacDonald, L.Cpl.
C.W. MacFie, 2nd Lt.
F. McGrail, Pte.
D. MacGregor, Pte.
J.W. McKellar, Spr.
I.G. MacKenzie, Cpl.
R. MacKenzie, A.B.
J. McLaren, Gr.
J. McLeod, Ldg.Btn.
E. McNeil, Gr.
G.W. McNeil, Gr.
J. McNeil, Gr.
G. Marr, Gr.
W.M. Mason, Pte.
D.D.N. Mathieson, Spr.
J. Mattison, L.Cpl.
J.O. Mattison, E.
J. Mavin, Gr.
W. Melrose, Tr.
R.De.H.M. Miller, 2nd Lt.
R.M. Miller, 2nd Lt.
W.K. Miller, Gr.
R.J.S. Minto, Spr.
J.J. Mitchell, L.Cpl.
W. Mitchell, Sgt.
G. Monteith, Capt.
H. Monteith, Maj.
R. Monteith, C.F.
J. Morrison, Capt.
J.P. Morton, Gr.
J.S. Muirhead, Gr.
A. Murray, Pte.
J. Neill, Pte.
W. Nisbet, Pte.
F. Ogilvie, Pte.
J.A. Orr, Capt.
G. Polson, Lt.
A. Blackwood Porter, Lt.
W. C. Pringle, Cpl.
T. Pullar, L.CPl.
D.S. Purdie, 2nd Lt.
W.K. Redpath, Sgt. M.M. Bar
R.L. Reid, Lt.
C.C. Renton, Lt. Col.
A.A. Richardson, Lt.
R.F. Rintoul, Tr.
W. Robb, Pte.
J. Robertson, Cpl.
A.S. Rose, 2nd Lt.
D.T. Ross, Gr.
R.E. Ross, Pte.
J.H. Sawyers, Gr.
J.S. Schafer, A.Gr.
T.S.H. Schafer, 2nd Lt.
D. Scott, Pte.
J.A. Shand, Pte.
P.E. Shiel, Gr.
J. Sibbald, Gr.
G.H. Sim, Pte.
J.D. Simpson, Lt.
G.J. Smale, Rfn
S. Smale, Pte.
D. Small, L.Cpl.
J.A.E. Smith, Pte.
G. Soutar, Gr.
C. Stewart, Gr
V. Stoddart, Gr.
A.D. Stuart, M.C. Lt.
A.R. Grant-Suttie, Lt.
M. Tennant, 2nd Lt.
J. Thomson, Cpl.
R. Thomson, Gr.
W. Thomson, Pt.
W.G. Thornburn, Gr.
T.A. Tyers, Gr.
J. Varney, Ldg.Btn.
C. Walker, Sgt.
W. Walker, Pte.
D.P. Watt, Gr.
R.G. Brooman-White, 2nd Lt.
D.A. Whitehead, L.Cpl.
J.A. Whitehead, Cpl.
J. Williamson, Pte.
A.C. Wilson, Pte.
D. Wyllie, Gr.
T. Wynn, Dr.
J. Yates, Lt.
J. Young, L.Cpl.

WW2

James C. Adams
James Hogg Adams
Kenneth Alexander
Robert M.B. Archibald
John Vivian Bailey
Isabella N. Baillie
James M. Blair
David Alistair Bruce
James Buist
Stanley D.P. Connors
James Craig
Gordon Dobson
John Fender
Arthur James Gray
Graham W. Harrison
George Hart
Robert H. Henderson
John Cecil Hope
James A. Hutchison
Ian Allan D. Lawrie
George S. Lawson
Arthur M. MacLachlan
Nan P. McKemmie
Robert Marr
John Christie Millar
Gordon Mitchell
Frederick A. McKellar
Alastair M. McKelvie
Robert A. McKinna
David Claud Peploe
Charles W. Porteous
Robert Purves
Arthur Patrick Rice
James Sharp
Sidney A. Smith
George Stewart
Norman Walker
Walter Williamson
Alexander Williamson
George G. Young
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Lt. Alexander Davidson Stuart M.C. Reply with quote

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A.D. Stuart M.C., Lt.

Name: STUART, ALEXANDER DAVIDSON
Initials: A D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Awards: M C (Military Cross)
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Jane Stuart, of 76, High St, North Berwick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 132 to 135 and 162A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: Stoker James Fraser Reply with quote

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J. Fraser, Str.

(Glasgow Herald 19th Dec 1914)
"First Class Stoker James Fraser, H.M.S. Doon, who was killed in action during the German raid on Hartlepool, was a native of North Berwick, and served fully five years in the Navy. The deceased was 24 year of age and unmarried."

FRASER, JAMES
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service No: SS/109383
Date of Death: 16/12/1914
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. "Doon."
Panel Reference 5.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Brother of George Fraser, of 26, Victoria Rd., North Berwick.
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