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Gorebridge and Stobhill Great War Memorial, Midlothian
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:04 pm    Post subject: Gorebridge and Stobhill Great War Memorial, Midlothian Reply with quote

Gorebridge and Stobhill Great War Memorial, Midlothian
Location: Beside Hunterfield Road
OS Ref: N/K (I can't quite remember where it is, Hunterfield Road is quite long)
Memorial Type: Obelisk
UKNIWM Ref: 5646














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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piper Robert Halliday is this man:

HALLIDAY, Robert MacNab
Rank: Piper
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 02/10/1915
Service No: S/2177
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 114.
Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY

He died of wounds received at Loos. He was "a gifted Piper who may have gone on to greater things in the world of bagpipes".

He is also listed on the Borthwick War Memorial

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This man is also listed on the St David's RC Church memorial in Dalkeith

HUTCHISON, JAMES
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 14/09/1914
Service No: 7539
Additional information: Son of Mrs. E. Douglas, of Gorebridge, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 17.
Cemetery: VENDRESSE BRITISH CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its great to see such a well maintained memorial and even better to learn more about the names on them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bombardier

I don't know if you know Gorebridge but it's not one of Midlothian's beauty spots. It does look after its memorials though. Midlothian council is pretty good at looking after its memorials, any time I've been to one it's been well maintained.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there is it possible to find out who j.stewart is, and cant quite make out his regiment is it the Royal Highlanders?.
Is there anyway from this memorial I can get the Information where he lived and next of Kin
best reguards ander11
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this memorial include the Middleton/North Middleton areas as well? Or is that Borthwick?

Is there a photo of the first panel missing?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the description of the Stobhill enumeration district in the 1901 census, it was made up of a portion of each of the civil parishes of Cockpen, Newbattle, Borthwick and Temple. The portion of Borthick civil parish extends as far as Harvieston Gate (presumably in modern terms, by the crossroads on the A7 at the south end of Gorebridge). If the War Memorial covered the same area as the Quoad Sacra parish, which the enumeration district seems to be the same as, then Middleton and North Middleton are both south of there, and hence should be covered by the Borthwick Civil Parish memorial.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
Is there a photo of the first panel missing?


Yes, the panel headed by the two female names is missing.



I'll have to check if I've got it on photobucket

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Pte. William Mitchell Reply with quote

WW1
William Mitchell, Pte. C. Hghrs.

(Glasgow Herald 24th November 1914)
"Private William Mitchell, the Cameron Highlanders, who was killed in a cave accident which overtook an ambulance party of his regiment at the battle of the Aisne, was the son of Mr George Knowles Mitchell, for some years a coal merchant in the south side of Edinburgh.
He served for seven years in the colours, returning to civilian life at the age of 22 in 1911. On the outbreak of war he was called up with the reservists, and became an R.A.M.C. orderly at the front. It was while acting in this capacity he was killed by the collapsing of a cave which the Camerons were using as a collecting base for wounded.
Private Mitchell was married about a year ago. Before being called up in August he was employed with Mr Grosset, grocer, Gorebridge.
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CWGC
Name: MITCHELL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1914
Service No: 7041
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: MITCHELL
Firstname: William
Service Number: 7041
Date Death: 25/09/1914
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:11 am    Post subject: C.Q.M.Sgt. Archibald McKinlay Reply with quote

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Archibald McKinlay, Q.M. Sergt., G.Highrs.

(Glasgow Herald 29th December 1914)
"Company Quartermaster-Sergeant McKinlay, 1st Gordon Highlanders (killed), took part in the fighting at Mons, and Marne and the Aisne. He was wounded at the Aisne and invalided home. He returned to the front five weeks ago, and was killed during a charge on the German trenches on December 14. Sergeant McKinlay, who was 29 years of age and unmarried, was the son of Mr James McKinlay, mining contractor, Gorebridge, Edinburgh."

CWGC
McKINLAY, A
Rank: Company Quartermaster Serjeant
Service No: 9870
Date of Death: 14/12/1914
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 31.
Cemetery: IRISH HOUSE CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. McKinlay, of 26, New Hunterfield, Arniston, Gorebridge, Midlothian.

SNWM
Surname: McKINLEY
Firstname: Archibald
Service Number: 9870
Date Death: 14/12/1914
Place of birth: Drumore Haddington
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: C.Q.M.S
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
DelBoy wrote:
Is there a photo of the first panel missing?


Yes, the panel headed by the two female names is missing.



I'll have to check if I've got it on photobucket

Adam


You Do.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:10 am    Post subject: Pte. John Bennet/Bennett Reply with quote

WW1
John Bennet, Pte. R.S.

Memorial and newspaper use Bennet and CWGC/SNWM Bennett.

(Glasgow Herald 2nd June 1915)
"Official intimation was received yesterday of the death in action on May 27 in the Dardanelles of Private John Bennet, 1st-5th Royal Scots. He was 26 years of age, was a miner, and enlisted after the outbreak of war. He resided with his parents at Black Row, Gorebridge."

CWGC
BENNETT, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 2054
Date of Death: 07/05/1915
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 26 to 30.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Mrs. M. R. Bennett, of 4, Powder Mills, Gorebridge, Midlothian.

SNWM
Surname: BENNETT
Firstname: John
Service Number: 2054
Date Death: 07/05/1915
Place of birth: Borthwick Midlothian
Other: 5th Bn.
SNWM roll:THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: Gallipoli.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:19 pm    Post subject: My shots Reply with quote

The memorial is at present completely surrounded by builders guarding while they construct the local HUB, so I will replace these when all of that has been removed.







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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed this plaque that I hadn't seen before adjacent to the main memorial.
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