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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Location: Merchiston Castle School
Address: 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU
OS Grid Ref.: NT217695
See on map: click here
UKNIWM No.: <not listed>


The six panels of the World War One memorial were originally to have been put in a Memorial Hall to have been built on the School's original Merchiston Castle site. The council declined permission for another building to go onto the already crowded site. As a temporary measure, the memorial panels were put in the Old Assembly Hall, and dedicated with a service in November 1923.

Merchiston Castle School completed the purchase of the estate of Colinton House in 1924. Over the next few years, a number of new buildings were erected close to Colinton House. Included in one of these was the Memorial Hall. The six panels of the school's First World War memorial were fixed to the wall, three either side of the main entrance to the hall. In years to come, the two memorial panels for the Second World War were placed on the walls opposite the First World War panels. The panels commemorate former pupils as well as masters who were lost in the wars.

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World War Two




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WWI - Panel 1
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Walter William Adam
David Malcolm Addis
Wilfred Hudson Aikman
Tom Alexander
James Grant Allan
Charles Ogilvy Anderson
Herbert Norman Scott Anderson
Walter Andrews
Allan Young Annand
George Hugh Freeland Bartholomew
William Hedley Bruce Baxter
Maurice Charles Osborne Black
David Bremner
James Bremner
Charles William Brown
Ian Murray Paterson Brown
James William Brown
John Brown
George Brownlie Browne
Bethune Duncan Bruce
Colin Thomas Burn-Murdoch
James Hamilton Calder
William Mackenzie Cameron
Glenlyon Archibald Campbell
Ian Dermid Campbell
Desmond Patrick Webb Carter
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J. M. Bell
G. P. Blake
J. O. Haldane
H. D. Hilton
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WWI - Panel 2
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Archibald Doouglas Chalmers
Hugh Paterson Cochrane
Patrick Francis Considine
Henry Rodham Cook
Oliver Henry Donald Cooper
John Denholm Cousin
Ronald Cowan
Roberty Stobo Crawford
James William Kingsley Darling
John Gavin Dickson
Ian Strathy Donald
Samuel Thornton Donkin
Reginald Forbes Downie
William Williamson Kerr Duncan
Robert Amor Edwards
James Ellis
Maxwell Hauton Forsyth
D'arcy Mackenzie Fraser
Charles Robert John Garden
Evelyn Francis Gardiner
John Gray
James Cullen Grierson
Arthur Cuthbert Haldane
John Halley
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MASTERS
H. De Reuter
T. F. Roberts
H. W. Strathairn
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WWI - Panel 3
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Charles Milne Harvey
Robert Francis Watt Henderson
James Hendry
Charles William Hewer
Matthew Hodgart
Donald Herbert Hutchison
Ernest Rae Jones
Frederick Haverhill Jones
John Collie Kinmont
John Lesley Laidlaw
Joseph Walton Livingstone
Edward Wynne Lloyd Jones
George Barclay Lockhart
Richard Cuthbert Lodge
Eric Robert Donaldson Longton
James Brugh Livingstone Loudon
Arthur Wilfred Barnes Lowcock
David Lyell
Hedley Robert Lyle
Thomas Basil Lyle
Lewis Alexander M'Afee
William Jamieson M'Connochie
Archibald Ewan Cameron MacDonald
Harold Stewart McDonald
Robert MacFarlane
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W. Elstob
A. Harris
S. Kenworthy
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WWI - Panel 4
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Ronald Aitchison M'Farlane
William Smith MacFarlane
Norris M'Gowan
Chales Edward Stewart MacKenzie
Frederick Obre MacKenzie
James Graham MacKenzie
Archibald James M'Kersie
Bruce MacKinnon
Gordon MacKinnon
Berry M'Lachlan
George Douglas MacLellan
HughDobie M'Millan
George Dunn M'Murdo
Alexander M'Nab
John George M'Nairn
Alister Orr MacNiven
Peter John Stuart M'Phail
Roderick Douglas MacRorie
William Tait MacWhirter
Hamish McWilliam
Roger Marshall
George Duncan Mellis
Ian MacLellan Miller
Kenneth Steven Miller
Robert Gibb Miller
James Gordon Milne
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Eric Osborne Black
Hew Edwards Brown
John William Forrest
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WWI - Panel 5
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Andrew Neill Mitchell
Charles Douglas Mitchell
Robert Oliver
John Sydney
Osborne
George Hair Pagan
Ronald Seth Pringle-Pattison
James Philip Purves
Lewis Neil Griffith Ramsay
Alexander Stewart Ritchie
Charles Boyd Robertson
James Robertson
John Stoddart Robertson
Mathew Freer Rodger
Richard James Rooney
Hugh Sanderson
Roberts Dykes Somerville Shaw
John George Sheriff
James Cowie Simpson
James Robert Simson
Norman M'Neill Smith
Andrew Anderson Spiers
Gilbert Chisholm Drever Spence
Thomas Gordon Steven
Ralph Walker Stewart
Robert Strang
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PREPARATORY
Donal Moncrieff Galloway
William Norris Gourlay
James Hamilton Maxwell
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WWI - Panel 6
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Atholl Archibald Stewart
David Aymery Stuart
Anderson Sutherland
Goodwin Sutherland
Robert Reginald Tatlock
Archibald Douglas Templeton
Godfrey Allan Templeton
James Flockhart Thom
Andrew William Thomson
George Muir Thornton
Frederick Masefield Cockburn Tod
Percy Douglas Turnbull
George Milne Underwood
John Andrew Ure
William Alan Ure
John Milne Usher
James Bourdillon Wauchope
Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
Alan Hill Whyte
George Henry Whyte
Robert Barbour Whyte
Richmond Whytt
Alan Hood Wilson
Charles Service Workman
George William Young
Robert Govan Younger
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Geoffrey Sheild Nicholson
Laurence Humphrey Plick
Guy Stainforth Wemyss St. George
George Allan Campbell Smith
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WWII - Panel 1
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Hebert Frederick Wilfred Adams
James Anderson
John Duncan Allan Anderson
John Rankine Andrew
William Robertson Andrew
Arthur Alexander Ballantine
Roland Bruce Ballantyne
James Ian Ivory Balleny
John Michael Barkla
Ian Bell
George Henry Sydney Bennett
Walter George Swan Benzie
Horatius John Thomson Bonar
Norman John Bonnar
____ Thomas Boyd
Robert Donald Brown
Ian Nicol Fergusson Cameron
Peter John Cantlon
Alec Landale Clark
____ C______
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William Sharpe Currie
William Gordon Dickie
Duncan Coutts Duguid
Alexander Henry Duncan
Eric James Edwards
Neil Gordon Findlay
Robert Daniel Fleming
Ernest Campbell Ford
Arthur Hamilton Gordon
Francis Williamson Graham
Lawrence Harold Gruer
Kenneth Gerald Henderson
Charles Albert Hendrick
Thomas Brodie Herd
George Anderson Hutcheson
Alexander Burnett Hutcheson
Colin Ross Marshall Hutchison
James Alexander Jackson
John Alexander Barrie Jamieson
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James Ernest Jarvis
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WWII - Panel 2
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Alastair John Oswald Jefffrey
Ian Alexander Bruce Johnstone
Ian Kerr
James Lauder-Nicol
Alexander Hyde Lay
Angus MacDonald
George Nisbet McDougal
Peter Carey Stuart McDowall
Robert Donald MacGregor
John Gordon March
David William Martin
Robert Locke Bremner Mavor
John Alexis Milligan
Douglas Lister Morrison
Duncan McIver Mundell
Thomas Murray
David Robert Neilson
Douglas Alexander Patterson
Alexander Arthur Robin
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John James Fraser Russell
Alan Milne Scott
Daniel Sharp
Cecil John William Simpson
Denis Vaughan Sprague
Ian Cruickshank Stephen
David John Duthie Strath
Hugh Broun Sym
Graham Taylor
Iain Watt Torrance
Robert Davies Turnbull
Henry Arthur Andrew Webster
Hugh Miler Williamson
James Williamson
James Hood Wilson
Ian Balfour Cunningham Work
James Wyllie
Ralph William Yates
Robert William Yellowlees
Hector George Chadwick MASTER
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I'll see what I can do to get the names which are unclear in these photos.

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Name: BURN-MURDOCH, COLIN THOMAS
Initials: C T
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: 20th Duke of Cambridge's Own Infantry (Brownlow's Punjabis)
Secondary Regiment: Military Police and Levies
Secondary Unit Text: attd. South Waziristan Militia
Age: 27
Date of Death: 30/05/1919
Additional information: Son of Thomas Monck Burn-Murdoch and Regiaulde de Maule Burn-Murdoch, of Gartincaber, Doune, Perthshire. Wounded in Mesopotamia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 2.
Memorial: DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)


Also listed on the Kilmadock Parish War Memorial in Doune.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2770

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Sub.Lt. Eric Robert Donaldson Longton Reply with quote

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WW1
Eric Robert Donaldson Longton


(Glasgow Herald 21st November 1914)
"Drowned at Lock Ewe, Ross-shire on 18th last, Eric Robert Donaldson, R.N. M.B.R. second son of the late W.B. Longton, Burnbrae house, Linwood, Renfrewshire"

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Name: LONGTON
Initials: E R D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 18/11/1914
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Zeta. 134.
Cemetery: GLASGOW NECROPOLIS

SNWM
Surname: LONGTON
Firstname: Eric Robert Donaldson
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL NAVY
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Theatre of death: R.N.V.R.
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FRASER, D'Arcy Mackenzie Major 75th Carnatic Infantry (Indian Army) attd. 6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Born: India (14/10/1878).
Age: 36 Date of Death: 07/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action (Initially reported as missing).
Military Service: The Indian Army Quarterly List dated 1/1/1912 (Page 126) shows the following information “First Commissioned 22 Jan 98; Date Rank: 22 Jan 07, Rank: Captain.”
*Family Notes: Son of Lt. Gen. Hastings Fraser and his wife Charlotte Fraser, of Mansion House, Abertarff, Inverness and Ardachie, Fort Augustus; husband of Esther Fraser (nee Watson), of Weston, Fermoy, Co. Cork (Married St, Marylebone, London, 1909).

In Memoriam HASTINGS-FRASER
In proud and most loving memory of CAPTAIN D'ARCY FRASER, Indian Army attached Lincoln Regiment, killed in action at Suvia Bay, on the 7th August 1915 and his brother CAPTAIN DAVID FRASER, 1st Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), who died in India, 12th January1912, sons of the late Lieut-General Hastngs Fraser C.B., Indian Army, of Ardachie, Fort Augustus N.B, and Mrs Hastings Fraser. The Times, Tuesday 7th Aug 1917.

Other Family Losses: His brother, Captain David Fraser 1st Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) died in India on 12/1/1912.
Other notes: Major Fraser’s Medal Index Card does not give a date for his entry into the Gallipoli Theatre of Operations. Between 1917 and 1922 his mother posted a Memoriam notice in The Times on the anniversary of D’Arcy’s death to commemorate both her sons.
Will notes: The Probate Records (dated 4/12/1915) reads as follows “Fraser D’Arcy MacKenzie of 97 Prince of Wales Mansions, Battersea Park, Surrey, Captain (temp Major), 75th Carnatic Infantry attached 6th Lincolnshire Regiment killed in action between 7th and 11th of August 1915 at Gallipoli. Probate London 4 Dec. to James Richardson Wharfinger. Effects £108 7s. 6d.”
Census notes: The 1891 Scottish Census shows the Fraser family (residing at, Mansion House, Abertarff, Inverness) as follows; Hastings Fraser (Retired Officer, aged 61) and Charlotte Fraser (Wife, aged 32) also present was their son Darcy M. (aged 12).
Special Notes: Major Fraser is not listed on the IWM records. Various records list him as dying between 7th and 11th of August 1915.
Grave/Memorial: II. B. 5. Green Hill Cemetery.
Other memorials: Major Fraser is named in the Scottish Roll of Honour in the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh; he is also named on World War Memorial at Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU. The Inverness Burgh War Memorial (located in Edith Cavell Gardens, beside River Ness), Inverness, has the name “MacKenzie D.F. Captain” inscribed on it memorial plate; I believe that this may refer to Major Fraser.
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James Grant Allan Lt 9th Gordon Highlanders H Coy b Melrose 23/11/1894 Age 20 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/15 Son of Rev. William George Allan & Mrs Isabella Katherine (nee Brown) Allan, Carn Dearg, Callander, Perthshire. 1901 Census: Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire. Educated Ayr Academy & Merchiston Castle School & George Watson's & Edinburgh University. Officers Book page 165. De Ruvigny Vol: II Page 4: Photo. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119
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These two men are also listed on the Craigflower School war memorial:

NAME :ANDREW, J. Rankine
RANK :Captain
NUMBER :88125
SERVICE :5/6th Bn. Black Watch
DATE OF DEATH :11 June 1944
REMARKS :Went on to Merchiston Castle School about 1931

NAME :ANDREW, William R.
b. Glasgow abt, 1914
RANK :Corporal
NUMBER :14662230
SERVICE :The Royal Scots "A" Coy. 8th Batt. under Major McQueen
DATE OF DEATH :28 September 1944
REMARKS :Went on to Merchiston Castle School about 1927.
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Archibald Douglas Chalmers - age 29 - Lieutenant: 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Archibald was educated at Cargilfield School, Cramond Bridge and at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. He went Ceylon in January 1913 where he worked on a tea plantation. He returned in February 1916 and, after training at the Officer Training Battalion at Gailes, Ayrshire, he was gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant in August 1916. He joined the battalion in Salonika in September 1917 and was promoted to Lt. in February 1918. He died from enteric fever at the 28th General Hospital.
Born 1889 at Ayr. Son of the late Archibald Chalmers J.P. and Anne Jane (Cowan) Chalmers of Hartley, Ayr and of Kipp, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died on Service – 9 December 1918.
Commonwealth War Grave - Mikra British Cemetery Kalamaria, Greece
Also named on the Colvend Parish War Memorial, on an individual memorial in Kippford Village hall, on a memorial in Christ Church Warleigh, Dikoya, Sri Lanka, and on the Cargilfield and Merchiston Castle school memorials.
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JAMES WYLLIE
James Wyllie – age 21 – Flying Officer/Pilot (139322) 296 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
James was educated at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh and worked in Wyllie and Sons grain merchant business in Garlieston, Wigtownshire before he joined the RAF in 1941. After flight training in Canada, he served in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. James was killed in a flying accident and his death was registered at Christchurch, Hampshire.
Born 1922 in Garlieston, Sorbie, Wigtownshire. Son of John Taylor Wyllie and Dorothea Stark (Henry) Wyllie of St. Ninian's, Whithorn.
Killed on Active Service on 6 December 1943 and buried in Whithorn Cemetery.
Also remembered on the Whithorn War Memorial and on an individual memorial (a font) in Whithorn Church.

296 Squadron RAF was an airborne forces transport squadron. With sister squadrons 295 and 297 it formed 38 Wing and in December 1943 were flying Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle aircraft.
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John Ronald Seth Pringle-Pattison Second Lieutenant S/43606 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Edinburgh Age 19 Killed in Action Somme, France 06/09/1916 Son of Professor Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison and Eva Seth Pringle-Pattison, of 16, Churchhill, Edinburgh. Officers Book page 167. Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. Panel 5. St Cuthberts Great War Memorial Chapel, Edinburgh. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longeuval Fr 0402 Plot II Row A Grave 04 Southern Reporter 28-09-16 Page 4 Selkirk & St Cuthbert's Edinburgh & Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh 2001 Nov Photo taken
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Named on the Hoddom Parish War Memorial in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire as:

LIEUT. RONALD COWAN, 6th H.L.I.
Ronald Cowan – age 19 – Lieutenant, 1/6th (City of Glasgow) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
He was educated at Annan Academy and afterwards for three years at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh. On leaving school he entered the office of Moore, Carson & Watson, chartered accountants, Glasgow, and had served one year of his apprenticeship. Ronald was commissioned in the HLI in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli on 3 July 1915.
Born 1896 in Hoddom. Son of Ronald Lindsay Cowan and Anne Margaret (Kennedy) Cowan of Hallguards, Ecclefechan.
Killed in Action on 13 July 1915 and buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Annan Academy Memorial.
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Name: WHYTE, ALAN HILL
Initials: AH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 11th Bn
Age: 29
Date of Death: 9th April 1917
Additional information: Son of Isabella Victoria Whyte, of The Park, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, and the late John Whyte.
Grave Reference: XVII. J. 45
Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

Wigtownshire Free Press (19/4/1917):



Wigtownshire Free Press, 26 April 1917 reported: Killed in action on 9th April, Alan Hill Whyte, 2nd Lieutenant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, younger son of Mr John Whyte, The Park, Stranraer.

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial, Sheuchan Church memorial and Clydesdale Bank memorial. Also on the family gravestone in Sheuchan Cemetery, Stranraer.
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