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Roxy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Broxburn and Uphall, West Lothian Reply with quote

The recently erected memorial to those from the communities of Broxburn and Uphall who have fallen in conflict:


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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



There are no names on this memorial.
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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

News article.

Clicky link

Derek.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos of the memorial Roxy, and well done P7 pupil Stephen McMahon for an excellent design. A great idea to use combined operations as a theme so the statue could represent army, navy or air force.

Here's the text from the newspaper.

HUNDREDS of people took to the streets of Broxburn and Uphall on Sunday to mark the official unveiling of the area’s war memorial.

Money from the Town Centre Regeneration Fund, the National Lottery’s Awards for All Fund, and donations from local businesses covered the cost of the new statue at the Strathbrock Partnership Centre.

And Sunday’s procession marks the end of a four-year campaign to see the memorial installed in the Broxburn and Uphall community.

Local councillors Ellen Glass, Graeme Morrice, Alex Davidson and Janet Campbell, joined local people in setting up a War Memorial Group.

And they in turn involved groups including local schools and organisations such as the Territorial Army, Royal British Legion and Air and Army Training Corps.

Local primary seven pupils were asked to submit their designs for the memorial and St Nicholas Primary pupil, Stephen McMahon’s design was chosen in a public vote as the winner.

Ellen Glass, said this week she was delighted that four years’ work had paid off in Sunday’s procession.

She said: “The parade was fantastic. It was amazing to see everything come together and see the people of Broxburn and Uphall come out to support the dedication ceremony.

“Until now there were memorials at all the churches, but not one in the community itself and the public chose the Strathbrock Partnership Centre as the best site.

“We first started trying to organise this four years ago and this wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of many people in the community – especially Nelson Houston and John Watson who worked tirelessly to bring this about.”

Sunday’s parade saw around 500 people take part in the dedication ceremony and procession which left Church Street in Broxburn and made its way to the Strathbrock Partnership Centre.

The Royal British Legion, Territorial Army, Air Training Corps and Army Training Corps, joined local school children and war veterans in the special event.

And the memorial was offical unveiled by Lady Lieutenant of West Lothian Isobel Brydie.

Local MP and councillor, Graeme Morrice, said he is pleased that the memorial is now there as a tribute to those who have bravely lost their lives in the service of their country.

He said: “I am delighted that at long last we have a public war memorial for the Broxburn and Uphall community.

“I am pleased to have played my part in bringing this about.

“The memorial is a fitting tribute to all those who served their country in war and conflict over the past century.

“The memorial will be greatly welcomed by the entire community.”

Photos of the event kindly supplied to the Courier by Eddie Anderson.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:24 am    Post subject: A.B. Lino Vladimirro Pasquale Benassi Reply with quote

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Name: BENASSI, LINO VLADIMIRRO PASQUALE
Initials: L V P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Colossus.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 19/06/1945
Service No: P/JX 658834
Additional information: Son of Arturo and Maria Benassi, of Broxburn, West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. E. 2.
Cemetery: COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: BENASSI
Firstname: Lino Vladimirro Pasquale
Service number: P/JX658834
Date of death: 19/06/1945
Place of birth: Lanarkshire
Other: R.N. Auxiliary Hospital, Colombo.
SNWM roll: ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES
Rank: A B
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that A.B. Benassi died in a Colombo hospital and was buried in the local cemetery because it also has ".., a memorial commemorating 28 Italian prisoners of war who died during 1939-45 and who are buried in Sri Lanka"

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: Pte. Charles Henry Nicol Reply with quote

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Charles Henry Nicol

(Glasgow Herald Feb 17th 1915)
"Mr & Mrs Frank Nicol, Port Buchan, Broxburn, have received an intimation, from the War Office stating that their son, Private Charles Henry Nicol, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards, has died of peritonitis following wounds he received October last, Private Nicol, wounded in the back with shrapnel, was taken prisoner by the Germans on October 28, and was under German care in hospital at Courtrai. His death took place on November 23. Barely 20 years of age, Private Nicol enlisted in his fathers old regiment in September 1913."

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NICOL, CHARLES HENRY
Rank: Private
Service No: 8692
Date of Death: 23/11/1914
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 21.
Cemetery: KORTRIJK (ST. JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Francis and Fanny Nicol, of 19, Albyn Cottages, Broxburn, West.

SNWM
Surname: NICOL
Firstname: Charles Henry
Service Number: 8692
Date Death: 23/11/1914
Place of birth: Uphall West Lothian
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
Rank: Gdsn
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Caine Reply with quote

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James Caine

(Glasgow Herald 17th Feb 1915)
"Intimation has been sent to Broxburn to the effect that Private James Caine, Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action at La Bassee on January 26. Private Caine was a reservist, 30 years of age, and was working as a Shale Joiner at Broxburn when called up. He was the only support of his aged mother, who resides at Old Town, Broxburn."

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CAINE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 6990
Date of Death: 27/01/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 41 and 42.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: CAINE
Firstname: James
Service Number: 6990
Date Death: 27/01/1915
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:54 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Nelson Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. James Nelson, Black Watch

(Glasgow Herald 14th June 1915)
"Private James Nelson, 1st Black Watch, who before the war resided at Kirkhall Road, Broxburn, has been killed in action. He was a native of Musselburgh."

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NELSON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 333
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. J. A. Nelson, of 16, South Richmond St., Edinburgh.

SNWM
Surname: NELSON
Forename: James
Rank: Pte
Service number: 333
Place of birth: East Linton Haddingtonshire
Date of death: 9 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail: 1st Bn.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:07 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Dempster & brothers Frank and John Reply with quote

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Pte. James Dempster, Seaforths

(Glasgow Herald 14th June 1915)
"Private James Dempster died from wounds received in action in France on May 9. He was 30 years of age, was a Reservist, and rejoined his regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders, at the outbreak of the war. His father resides in Broxburn."

CWGC
DEMPSTER, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 8632
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XVII. D. 10.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of Francis and Margaret Dempster, of 61, Stewartfield, Broxburn, West Lothian. His brothers John Dempster and Frank Dempster also fell.

SNWM
Surname: DEMPSTER
Forename: James
Rank: Pte
Service number: 8632
Place of birth: Broxburn
Date of death: 9 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 1st Bn.

Frank

DEMPSTER, FRANK

CWGC
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 10215
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 115 to 119.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Francis and Margaret J. Dempster, of 61, Stewartfield, Broxburn, Linlithgowshire. His brothers John Dempster and James Dempster also fell.

John

CWGC
DEMPSTER, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 4606
Date of Death: 08/07/1916
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 58th Bn.
Awards: M M (Military Medal)
Grave Reference: I. S. 1.
Cemetery: BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Francis and Margaret Dempster, of 61, Stewartfield, Broxburn, West Lothian; husband of Isabella Lee (formerly Dempster), of 7, Alexandra St., Ballymena, Co. Antrim. His brothers James Dempster and Frank Dempster also fell.

It's odd that the second brothers entry has the same parental address as the others but in Linlithgowshire.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Pte. James Dempster & brothers Frank and John Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
It's odd that the second brothers entry has the same parental address as the others but in Linlithgowshire.


It changed from Linlithgowshire to West Lothian in 1921. At the same time Haddingtonshire was renamed East Lothian.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject: Private David West, Royal Scots Reply with quote

David West

CWGC
Rank:Private
Service No: 20929
Date of Death:15/09/1915
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots, 3rd Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 264.
Cemetery: UPHALL CEMETERY

SDGW
Name: David West
Birth Place: Uphall, West Lothian
Residence: Broxburn, West Lothian
Death Date: 15 Sep 1915
Death Location: Home
Enlistment Location: Edinburgh
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 3rd. Battalion
Number: 20929
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Home

Son of John West, Shale Miner, and Ann West of Lauriston Cottage, off Station Road, Broxburn. David was a shale miner when he attested on 12 March 1915. His service record is worth a look. He died at Craigleith Military Hospital, Edinburgh, as a result of a Bomb Wound of the Thorax and Haemorrhage whilst training at Glencorse, and his record includes the Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry.

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MUNNOCH, JOHN

Rank:Private
Service No:2566
Date of Death:28/06/1915
Age:36
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 26 to 30.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Additional Information: (Edinburgh Rifles). Son of Michael Jaffray Munnoch and Helen Munnoch, of Broxburn, West Lothian. A portrait painter.

He was a well known artist before the war. The family lived at Burnside(father died there in 1900) and then Krynsia Bank, Station Road, Broxburn.

Information about his work:
http://www.stirling-lhs.org/uploads/5/0/2/4/5024620/the_girl_2.pdf

Newspaper article:
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=71466&hl=munnoch#entry648046
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Lance Corporal Thomas Logan Reply with quote

LOGAN, THOMAS

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 350103
Date of Death: 08/04/1920
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: G. 74.
Cemetery: UPHALL CEMETERY

Additional Information: Son of Charles and Mary Logan, of Blackford Cottages, Broxburn, West Lothian; husband of Edith Whitaker Logan, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
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