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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:07 pm    Post subject: Haddington, Holy Trinity Church Reply with quote

Holy Trinity Church War Memorial
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Haddington

Thanks to Caroline Gerard for kindly providing this photograph



She also very kindly provided a transcription of this highly polished brass plaque

I am the Resurrection and the Life

To the Glory of God
In honoured memory of

Jack ATKINSON
Frank BURNET
Cyril CROZIER
Peter COWE
Alan GORDON
George J. McLAUGHLIN
James C. ORMISTON
David PETTIGREW
William George PITCHER
Victor R.T. PITCHER
Simon ROSS
Willie STOCKDALE
John WATSON
Willie WHARTON

Rest they in His keeping ever
1914 1918
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Father and son:

PITCHER, WILLIAM GEORGE.
Rank:Quartermaster Serjeant
Service No:325263
Date of Death:24/12/1917
Age:56
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
Depot
Grave ReferenceB. 109A.
CemeteryHADDINGTON CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of William and Mary Ann Pitcher. Husband of Mary A Pitcher, of Haddington.
(I think this is a bit "confused")

PITCHER, VICTOR.
Rank:Private
Service No:2494
Date of Death:25/07/1916
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders
1st Bn.
Panel ReferencePier and Face 15 B and 15 C.
MemorialTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Q.M.S. William George Pitcher and Mary Ann Pitcher, of Haddington.

Family grave at http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic1222-0-asc-0.html
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ATKINSON, JACK
Rank: Rifleman
Service No: 54194
Date of Death: 17/10/1918
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VI. A. 20.
Cemetery: BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. John Atkinson, of 57, Hardgate St., Haddington, East Lothian; husband of Janet Scott Atkinson, of 8, South St., David St., Edinburgh.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

** POSSIBLE **

BURNET, FRANCIS ALEXANDER
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 1.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: (none)

** POSSIBLE **

There is a birth record for a Francis Alexander Burnet in Haddington in 1892.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

** No obvious candidates for Cyril Crozier. **
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

COWE, PETER
Rank: Private
Service No: 40892
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 34
Regiment/Service:Highland Light Infantry 17th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 1.
Cemetery: NEW MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of William and Jeanie Cowe, of Eyemouth, Berwickshire; husband of Christina Stewart Cowe, of 11, Newton Port, Haddington

See also the family grave at Eyemouth Cemetery:
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=475&start=21&mforum=scottishwargraves
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GORDON, ALAN
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service No: J/3435
Date of Death: 30/11/1919
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. "Vivid."
Grave Reference: General K. 21. 47.
Cemetery: FORD PARK CEMETERY (FORMERLY PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY) (PENNYCOMEQUICK)
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, of West Haugh, Haddington, East Lothian.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

** No obvious candidates for George J. McLAUGHLIN found on the CWGC or SNWM websites. **

There is a birth recorded in Haddington for a GEORGE JOHN MCLAUGHLIN in 1886.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ORMISTON, JAMES COUPER
Rank: Private
Service No: 325341
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. C. 18.
Cemetery: COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Peter and Janet Ormiston, of 44, High St., Haddington, East Lothian.

See also the family grave at St Mary's Parish Churchyard in Haddington:
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1222&start=30&mforum=scottishwargraves
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PETTIGREW, D
Rank: PrivateService No:306268
Date of Death: 03/09/1918
Regiment/Service: Tank Corps 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. C. 13.
Cemetery: DURY CRUCIFIX CEMETERY
Additional Information: (none)

See also the family grave at St Mary's Parish Churchyard in Haddington:
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1222&start=32
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

** No obvious candidates for Simon ROSS found on the CWGC or SNWM websites. **
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

** a possibility **

STOCKDALE, WILLIAM JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 251575
Date of Death: 02/05/1917
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 5th/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. J. 8A.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William and Agnes Stockdale, of Trees Farm, Westhouse, Ingleton, Yorks.

** a possibility **
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WATSON, JOHN
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 27/04/1918
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 17th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 2.
Cemetery: HARPONVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander Watson, of Branxton, Cornhill-on-Tweed; husband of Jessie Watson, of "St. Regulus," Church St., Haddington, East Lothian.

** OR **

WATSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
Unit Text: 158th Bn.
Age: 44
Date of Death: 07/07/1920
Service No: 645410
Additional information: Son of Annie Watson, of 48, Dene View, Wallsend-on-Tyne, England, and the late William Watson; husband of Bertha G. Udall (formerly Watson), of 309, 14th St. North West, Calgary, Alberta.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 45. 13. 9.
Cemetery: VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY

See also the family grave at St Mary's Parish Churchyard in Haddington:
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1222&start=40
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHARTON, WILLIE
Rank: Bugler
Service No: 21149
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. J. Wharton, of 20, Morgan St., Southwick, Sunderland; husband of Edith Wharton, of Moncur's Buildings, Haddington, East Lothian.

some extra info on the SNWM record:
Surname: WHARTON
Firstname: Willie
Service Number: 83877
Date Death: 28/04/1917
Decoration:
Place of birth: Nottingham
Other: latterly 21149, 2nd Bn. H.L.I.
SNWM roll: ROYAL HORSE AND ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
Rank: Bugler
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Could I suggest the following as a possibility for Cyril Crozier. He was part of my research for Dublin Street Baptist Church in Edinburgh and has a Haddington connection too.
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Crozier, James Cyril Baptist:2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers. Born during Oct 1890 at Bowden, Cheshire. A son of Rev Henry Wilcocks Crozier and Susannah Mary Crozier. James was educated at Eastman’s Royal Naval Academy, Portsmouth, Loretto School [1906-1909] and Edinburgh University [Student of Medicine], later residing at Long Yester, Gifford, Haddington. He had served as a Cadet at EU Officer Training Corps, Artillery during Jan 1911 to July 1912. In 1912 he was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Royal Scots, joining the regular army in June 1914, serving in “B” Company in the 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, entering France as a theatre of war on 13/08/1914. He was listed as missing presumed killed in action near Etreux on 27/08/1914, aged 23, and is buried in Etreux British Cemetery, Aisne, France, Grave II. 2. He was awarded the 1914 Star with Clasp, British War Medal & Victory Medal and was mentioned in the University of Edinburgh Roll of Honour 1914-1919, De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1918, the Loretto Roll of Honour 1914-1920, the Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1, a casualty list and biographical note in The Scotsman, 05/09/1914 & 23/10/1914, and the Edinburgh Evening Dispatch, 11/12/1914.
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