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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: Donaldson's College Edinburgh Reply with quote

Hi

I've got this photocopy of a Great War memorial & ROH in my file which indicates that it was from Donaldson's College in Edinburgh. I'd scribbled the source on it:

"A Silent Destiny: A brief history of Donaldson's College and the origins of education of deaf children in Edinburgh..." by George Montgomery, published by Scottish Publishers Workshop, 1997, Page 32

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One name caught my eye here but I couldn't find him in the usual databases.

Hinton D Anderson.

There's only one Benjamin Burns in the SNWM and CWGC databases

BURNS, BENJAMIN
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 06/05/1915
Service No: 11920
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Leith Observer ROH is the only place I have found reference to Hinton D Anderson. It states:

"Anderson, Hinton D., age 19, 9 Thorntree Street, Gunner (Naval RNR), drowned at sea 21/09/1915."

Might be worth checking out death certs at Register House in order to see if this was a locally recorded death. Could potentially be a non-com if war related death.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LiT

If Anderson was on active service then I think he should be commemorated. I will post something about him in the non-comm section.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Hinton D Anderson - Leith Reply with quote

LIT

Can you confirm the date of death in the Roll of Honour? The date given in the Leith Observer list dated 5 April 1919 is 21st Dec 1915.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My fault Jim. It is 21/12/1915.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:50 am    Post subject: Hinton D Anderson - Leith Reply with quote

LIT

Thanks for clearing it up.
I wondered if the 1919 list and the Roll could differ. This man is a mystery, the story continues on the Non Comms section. There is no sign of him having died anywhere. On that day 25 sailor died, including 19 on a minesweeper.

It does not follow that because he was in a nautical service he must be commemorated by CWGC. The term " drowned at sea " is not usual for describing a death due to enemy action.
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