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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:15 pm    Post subject: Prestonkirk Old Parish Church, East Linton Reply with quote

The Scotsman, Monday 11th April 1949

    Communion Table as Memorial

    A communion table and a chair, the gift of the Woman's Guild, in memory of those who gave their lives in the 1939-45 war, were unveiled and dedicated at a service in Prestonkirk Old Parish Church, East Linton, yesterday. The service was conducted by the Rev. R. Clayton Corrie and the memorial was unveiled by Mr Alan McLennan, Aberdeen, the names of whose two brothers appear on the Roll of Honour. The memorial was dedicated by the Very Rev. Dr Matthew Stewart.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



To the glory of God this communion table and chair were given by the Women's Guild of the Old Parish Church of Prestonkirk in greatful remembrance of the men who gave their lives in the Second World War. 1939-1945.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I appologise for this photo and the previous one as they are quite blurred. this photos were taken in a hurry as there was a wedding party imminent and the very kind Minister allowed me access to take photos.



Thomas W Briggs
Thomas A Brown
Douglas A Cameron
David S H Campbell
William Craig
Robert S Faichen
John H Logan
Peter MacFarlane
Alexander W Manson
George A McLennan MC
Kenneth L McLennon
Guy Merewether
George M Munro
David Polson
Taylor Scambler
John R Smith DSC
Duncan B Stewart
Robert Taylor
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BRIGGS, THOMAS WATT
Initials: T W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 57 Sqdn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 15/02/1944
Service No: 55018
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Isabella Briggs; husband of Christina Shiels Hepburn Briggs, of East Linton, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 133.
Cemetery: BLOKZIJL GENERAL CEMETERY
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Name: BROWN, THOMAS ARCHIBALD
Initials: T A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 29/12/1941
Service No: 3054511
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 11.
Memorial: SAI WAN MEMORIAL

SNWM

Surname BROWN
Firstname Thomas A
Service number 3054511
Date of death 29/12/1941
Decoration
Place of birth East Lothian
Other
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (THE ROYAL REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Far East

Scotlands People website state he was born in 1915.

Many thanks to ADP for searching through the websites to find this man.

Shona


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Name: CAMERON, DOUGLAS ALEXANDER
Initials: D A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 226 Sqdn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 10/05/1940
Service No: 39455
Additional information: Son of Gordon Douglas Cameron and Amelia Emily Jessie Cameron; husband of Jessie Taylor Cameron, of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: At left hand rear of cemetery.
Cemetery: DIEKIRCH COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Surname CAMERON
Firstname Douglas Alexander
Service number 39455
Date of death 10/05/1940
Decoration
Place of birth Prestonkirk
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank Fg Off
Theatre of death R.A.F. B.C.

Thanks to ADP for the information.

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CAMPBELL, DAVID SNEDDON HAIG
Initials: D S H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Telegraphist
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.L.C.F. 15.
Date of Death: 17/06/1944
Service No: P/JX 343978
Additional information: Son of John McRaw Campbell and Margaret Campbell, of Drem, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84, Column 2.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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Name: CRAIG, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 31
Date of Death: 29/09/1945
Service No: 2147178
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7. Column 3.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

SNWM

Surname CRAIG
Firstname William
Service number 2147178
Date of death 29/09/1945
Decoration
Place of birth East Lothian
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank Dvr
Theatre of death Italy

According to Scotlands People website he was born in 1914.

Thanks to ADP for the information.
Shona


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FAICHEN, ROBERT SHARP
Initials: R S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 62
Date of Death: 17/08/1941
Additional information: Son of the late William and Janet Punton Faichen, of East Linton; husband of Minto Wilson Faichen. near Railway Station, Innerwick.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: EAST LOTHIAN COUNTY, SCOTLAND
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Name: LOGAN, JOHN HUNTER
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 25
Date of Death: between 14/02/1942 and 15/02/1942
Service No: 2885202
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Hunter Logan; husband of Harriet Logan, of Craigie, Perth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 105.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

SNWM

Surname LOGAN
Firstname John H
Service number 2885202
Date of death
Decoration
Place of birth East Lothian
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Far East

According to Scotlands People website he was born in 1916.

Thanks once again to ADP for finding this information.

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MACFARLANE, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 18/09/1944
Service No: 3194351
Additional information: Son of Donald and Jeannie Macfarlane, of East Linton, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 23. A. 2.
Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
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Manson, Alexander W
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McLENNAN, GEORGE ALASTAIR
Initials: G A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 77 Assault Sqn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Service No: 201742
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Lt.-Col. Kenneth Alexander Taylor McLennan and Margaret Jean McLennan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. F. 21.
Cemetery: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
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McLENNAN, KENNETH LESLIE
Initials: K L
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: 16th Punjab Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 13/12/1941
Service No: AI/1166
Additional information: Son of Brigadier Kenneth Alexander Taylor McLennan and Margaret Jean McLennan, of Lundie, Angus.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 263.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

It would appear that he is the brother of George in the previous post.
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