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Elphinstone War Memorial, East Lothian
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gourdongirl



Joined: 10 Oct 2008
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Location: Musselburgh Scotland

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CLARKE, Samuel
Initials: S
Nationality: UK
Rank: L/Cpl
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Age: 28
Date of Death: 19/07/1944
Service No: 3061034
Awards:
Additional Info: Son of David and Jane Martin Clarke, husband of Alice Clarke of Elphinstone East Lothian
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: III.B.13
Memorial: St Manvieu War Cemetery Cheux Calvados France

SNWM entry: Born in Edinburgh.
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gourdongirl



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Location: Musselburgh Scotland

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WOOD, Walter Christie
Initials: W C
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: D.E.M.S Personnel
Age: 26
Date of Death: 16/03/1941
Service No: 3194807
Awards:
Additional Info:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 62 Column 2
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial

SNWM entry: Born in Midlothian, died at sea.
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gourdongirl



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Location: Musselburgh Scotland

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: THOMSON, John
Initials: J
Nationality: UK
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 235 Field Park Coy
Age: 23
Date of Death: 14/06/1943
Service No: 2007038
Awards:
Additional Info: Son of Andrew and Helen Thomson of Elphinstone East Lothian
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: IV.A.14
Memorial: Florence War Cemetery, Italy

SNWM entry: Born East Lothian
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DelBoy



Joined: 12 Jul 2007
Posts: 4858
Location: The County of Angus

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:19 am    Post subject: Lt. Andrew Burt Reply with quote

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Name: BURT, Andrew
Initials: A
Nationality: UK
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn
Date of Death: 18/12/1914
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 1
Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial, Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belguim.

SNWM entry: No new information


(Glasgow Herald 26th of December 1914)
"Killed in action near Armentieres, on 18th last, Lieutenant Andrew Burt, 8th Royal Scots, manager of Elphinstone Colliery, Tranent."
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:37 am    Post subject: Pte. James Cowan Reply with quote

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Name: COWAN, James
Initials: J
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Service No: S/14258
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 41 and 42
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial Pas de Calais France

SNWM entry: Born Tranent Haddingtonshire.


(Glasgow Herald 7th June 1915)
"Private James Cowan (14258), Cameron Highlanders, a son of Mr Wm. Cowan, Northfield Farm, Cousland, Dalkeith, has been killed in action. He enlisted in October last, and was drafted to the front in early January. He was 30 years of age."
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:49 pm    Post subject: Elphinstone memorial Reply with quote

William beck dickson and Robert Wight were related through his aunt Margaret marrying James Wight, his sister Helen beck dickson married Andrew Baird.
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Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 7645
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gourdongirl wrote:
Name: NELSON, J
Initials: J
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Cheshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 24/10/1918
Service No: 245982
Awards:
Additional Info: Son of Mrs J Nelson of Elphinstone Tranent East Lothain
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: I.B.30
Memorial: Awoint British Cemetery Nord France

SNWM entry: Born in Elphinstone, Tranent, formerly 8134 Kings Own Scottish Borderers, Name Joseph.


Named on the Duns Burgh and Parish War Memorial in Berwickshire as:

PRIVATE J. NELSON
Joseph Nelson age 32 Private (245982) 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
Joseph served his apprenticeship as a baker in Duns and was employed there for a number of years before moving to Dunbar in East Lothian. He enlisted as Private (8134) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in Duns in November 1915 and was posted as Private (204346) to the South Lancashire Regiment in France but was transferred to the 10th Cheshires. Joseph was wounded in May 1918 and then posted to the 1st Battalion in September but was fatally wounded a few weeks later and died in one of the Casualty Clearing Stations at Awoingt near Cambrai.
Born 1886 in Elphinstone, Tranent, East Lothian. Son of the late Joseph Nelson (died 1915 in Duns) and of Janet (Wood) Nelson of 31 North Street, Duns and of Elphinstone, Tranent.
Died of Wounds on 24 October 1918 and buried in Awoingt British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Duns Parish Church memorial.
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