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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Musselburgh, Great War, East Lothian Reply with quote

Musselburgh, Great War
Location: Outside St Michael's Parish Church, Inveresk
OS Ref:NT 344 720

Not that easy to find. No names are listed on the memorial





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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam,

Is there a Roll of Honour/List of names for Musselburgh anywhere?

I'm looking for William Anderson L/Cpl. Seaforth Highlanders KIA 06/04/1916.

He was a native of Blairgowrie but was a policeman in Musselburgh at the outbreak of the war.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that I am aware of I'm afraid. With him being a policeman the local paper might have something though.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McCANN
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/4480
Additional information: Son of Mrs. E. McCann, of 46, Eskside, Musselburgh, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. G. 1.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Adam,

Is there a Roll of Honour/List of names for Musselburgh anywhere?

I'm looking for William Anderson L/Cpl. Seaforth Highlanders KIA 06/04/1916.

He was a native of Blairgowrie but was a policeman in Musselburgh at the outbreak of the war.

regards,
Mark


Hi
I am not aware of a Roll of Honour for the WWI casualties from the Musselburgh area. However I found this entry on the CWGC site. It could be your relative as his parents were in the Kirriemuir area. No mention of Musselburgh though.

Name: Anderson, William M
Initials: W M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit text: 1st Bn
Age: 25
Date of death: 06/04/1916
Service Number: S/8708
Additional Information: Son of Mr and Mrs Willie Anderson of Craigieloch, Lintrathen, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire.
Casualty type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 37 and 64
Memorial: Basra Memorial.

I am currently trying to put together a list of WWI and WWII soldiers who were killed in action and from the Musselburgh area. If I uncover any information I will contact you.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what it was like today when I visited Inveresk Parish Churchyard.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: STIRRAT, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Canadian Engineers
Unit Text: 3rd Tunnelling Coy.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 19/06/1916
Service No: 76151
Additional information: Son of John and Jessie Stirrat, of Blucher Hall, Levenhall, Musselburgh, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. E. 13.
Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Pte. Archibald Henderson Colville Reply with quote

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Pte. Archibald Henderson Colville

Canadian attestation papers

(Glasgow Herald 10th May 1915)
"A group of Musselburgh members of the 90th Winnipeg Rifles had a rough experience in the Germans first gas attack. Private James Colville, son of Mr Andrew Colville, retired watchmaker, is in a base hospital from the effects of the fumes, and a message from him announces that his brother, Private Archibald Colville was so badly "gassed" , that he had to be left on the battlefield. James states that he walked his brother about in an attempt to counteract the deadly effect, but had at length to leave him. His fate is unknown."

CWGC
COLVILLE, ARCHIBALD HENDERSON
Rank: Private
Service No: 41
Date of Death: 24/04/1915
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Andrew Colville, of Musselburgh, Scotland, and the late Margaret Macpherson Colville.

SNWM
Surname: COLVILLE
Firstname: Archibald Henderson
Service Number: 41
Date Death: 24/04/1915
Place of birth: Musselburgh
Other: 8th Bn. (90th Winnipeg Rifles).
SNWM roll: CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:08 am    Post subject: Pte. George Syme Orr Reply with quote

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Pte. George Syme Orr

Canadian attestation papers

Born November 6th 1884 in Musselburgh, so 30 at time of his death.

(Glasgow Herald 2nd June 1915)
"Private G. Orr, 90th Winnipeg Rifles, has been killed in action. He was a plumber to trade and had only been in Canada a year or two when the war called him across the Atlantic. Five Scoto-Canadians visited Musselburgh at the New Year time, and of these Private Orr and Private D. Wilson, 90th Winnipeg Rifles, have been killed in action; the brothers Private Archie and James Colville have been 'gassed'- the former being missing and the latter in hospital; Private E. Orr, Canadian Army, Medical Corps, is still effective. The brothers Colville had a brother in the 7th Royal Scots killed at Gretna in the train disaster."

CWGC
ORR, GEORGE SYME
Rank: Private
Service No: 289
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 8th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL

SNWM
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The third Colville brother

COLVILLE, ARTHUR BALFOUR.
Rank:Private
Service No:1440
Date of Death:22/05/1915
Age:24
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
7th Bn.
Grave Reference
CemeteryEDINBURGH (ROSEBANK) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Andrew and Margaret Macpherson Colville.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:44 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Campbell Reply with quote

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Pte. John Campbell, Canadians

(Glasgow Herald 21st June 1915)
"John Campbell, 4th Battalion, Canadian Contingent, has died of wounds received in action on May 24. He was the eldest son of the late Mr Archibald Campbell, 1 St Ninians Terrace, Edinburgh, and formerly of 11 Windsor Gardens, Musselburgh."

Canadian attestation papers
Born Dec. 1878 so was 37 years old when killed.

CWGC
CAMPBELL, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 19984
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 14.
Cemetery: HINGES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of the late Archibald and Helen Campbell, of Edinburgh.

SNWM
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Pte. John McEwan Reply with quote

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Pte. John McEwan, H.L.I.

(Glasgow herald 1st July 1915)
"Private J. McEwan, D Company, 1st Battalion H.L.I., was killed in action on June 14. He was one of several sons of Mr J. McEwan, 22 Fishers' Wynd, Musselburgh, now serving, and had enlisted for the war. He leaves a widow and a child."

CWGC
McEWAN, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 8186
Date of Death: 14/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McEWAN
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service number: 8186
Place of birth: Bellshill Lanarkshire
Date of death: 14 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail: 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander Brunton age 35 Private (30122) 18th Battalion (4th Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry.
Alexander had served his apprenticeship in Dumfries and was a chemist in Musselburgh and a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society when he enlisted in June 1916. He joined his battalion in France in January 1917 but was fatally wounded in mid-July and died in the 5th Casualty Clearing Station in Tincourt. (Source:D&G Standard 18/7/1917 p.2)
Born 1882 in Dumfries. (Source:SNWM and GRoS Birth Register)
Son of Thomas and Jane Brunton of Corberry Terrace, Maxwelltown. (Source:D&G Standard 28/7/1917 p.3)
Husband of Harriet Phillips (Donaldson) Brunton of 126A, High Street, Musselburgh, Midlothian who he married in 1913 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. (Source:CWGC and GRoS Marriage Register)
Died of Wounds on 19 July 1917 and buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, France.

Named on the Dumfries Academy War Memorial.
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Samuel McClure age 42 Private (46600) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
Samuel had been an Insurance Clerk and Surveyor with the Guardian Assurance Company in Leith and was living at 51 West Holme Gardens in Musselburgh when he enlisted in November 1915. He was mobilised in July 1917 and posted to the 16th Battalion in France in January 1918.
(Source:Service Record, 1911 census and SDGW)
Born 1876 in Garlieston, Sorbie. (Source:SNWM and GRoS Birth Register)
Son of William and Catherine Cox (Puckett) McClure. (Source:family grave in Sorbie Old Churchyard)
Husband of Margaret (Anderson) McClure who he married in 1908 in Edinburgh.
(Source: Army Registers of Soldiers effects, 1911 census and GRoS Marriage Register)
Missing in Action on 22 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.

Named on the Sorbie Parish War Memorial in Garlieston Village, Wigtownshire.
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