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Colinton War Memorial, Edinburgh

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:21 am    Post subject: Colinton War Memorial, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Colinton War Memorial
Location: Within Colinton Graveyard off Dell Road
OS Ref: NT 216 690

I'm afraid I don't have a note of the inscription round the top of the memorial












Rear of memorial

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the inscription from round the top of the Colinton Parish War Memorial.



IN MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE PARISH OF COLINTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for getting up to Colinton, I haven't been up that way for some time.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Scotsman

David Moncrieff Reid Johnstone Lt RE 18.8.45 India. Only son of the late David M Johnstone MA BSc and Mrs Johnstone, 20 Thorburn Road, Colinton and beloved husband of Doreen Ellen Stubbs.

JOHNSTONE, DAVID MONCRIEFF REID
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 31
Date of Death: 18/08/1945
Service No: 278771
Additional information: Son of David Moncrieff Johnstone, and of Elizabeth Johnstone (nee Reid); husband of Doreen Ellen Johnstone (nee Stubbs), of Swiss Cottage, London. B.Sc., A.M.Inst. C.E.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. A. 5.
Cemetery: MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM 44829

The UKNIWM description of this memorial is poor in parts and inaccurate in others. I will write to them (with photos) in order to correct their information.

My own photos of the name panels which may be a little clearer.













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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman, Monday 26th March 1923.

    COLINTON

    GENERAL SIR FRANCIS DAVIES ON CITIZENS DUTY

    In presence of about 2000 people, the Colinton parish war memorial was unveiled yesterday afternoon by General Sir Francis J. Davies, General Officer-Commanding-in-Chief, Scottish Command. Lieut.-Colonel J. M. Trotter of Colinton, who presided, recalled the early days of war, when Lord Roseberry appealed to men of the Water of Leith Valley for recruits. That appeal was nobly responded to by men and women from Colinton parish.

    General Davies, after unveiling the memorial, referred to the notable occasion in which they were taking part. Their duty did not end there. He wanted it to be the beginning of a long act of reverance to the men and women who fell, and as they passed the memorial he hoped they would think for a moment of the great sacrifice made by those who fell, and that they would bring their children and show them the memorial, and tell them what it meant.

    The scripture lesson was read by the Very Rev. Dean Reid, and a prayer of thanksgiving and remembrance was offered by the Rev. N. C. Macfarlane. The dedication was performed by the Rev. Thomas Marjoribanks. A laurel leaf having been placed on the monument by the Rev. Canon Forsyth, the "Last Post" and "Reveille" were sounded. The band of the H.L.I. and the members of the combined choirs of the parish led the service of praise. A detachent of the King's Dragoon Guards was present, in addition to ex-service men, members of the V.A.D., Girl Guides and members of the Boys' Brigade.

    The memorial, which is erected in the centre of the extended portion of the parish churchyard, takes the form of a cenotaph, and records the names of 134 men and women who made the supreme sacrifice. The whole work was designed by Mr G. Washington Browne, R.S.A., Edinburgh.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:35 am    Post subject: Sgt. William McLeod Black Reply with quote

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William M. Black

Also listed on the Colinton church Roll of Honour

(Glasgow Herald 23rd April 1915)
"Intimation has been received by his parents, who reside in Colinton, Mid-Lothian, of the death in action last Saturday of Sergeant W.M. Black, C Company 9th Royal Scots. Sergeant Black was employed in the office of the City Chamberlain, Edinburgh, and was well known in athletic circles. His father, Colour-Sergeant Black, is acting as drill instructor of troops in this country, while his brother is in the Navy. His mother has received a letter from Colonel Blair, commanding the 9th Royal Scots, conveying the sad intelligence, and telling her that her son was in the trenches when a bullet found him, killing him instantaneously, and that he was buried at midnight in a cemetery for British soldiers, where three other members of the 9th rest."

As he is remembered on a memorial, his grave site was likely later destroyed by fighting or simply lost.

CWGC
BLACK, WILLIAM MCLEOD
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 1001
Date of Death: 17/04/1915
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William McLeod Black and Jane Arrol Black, of 5, Sir William Fraser Homes, Colinton, Edinburgh.

SNWM
Surname: BLACK
Firstname: William McLeod
Service Number: 1001
Date Death: 17/04/1915
Place of birth: Farnham Surrey
Other: 9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Sgt
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:12 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. Walter Balmer Hispol Reply with quote

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Walter B. Hislop

(Glasgow Herald 4th May 1915)
"Lieutenant W.B. Hislop, 5th Royal Scots, also reported missing, is a son of ex-Bailie Hislop and resides at Colinton. He is on the staff of the Edinburgh College of Art, and received his commisson in March of last year.."

CWGC
HISLOP, WALTER BALMER
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 28/04/1915
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots "D" Coy. 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: XI. C. 5.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES
Additional Information: Son of Margaret Robertson Hislop, of "Summerside," Colinton, Edinburgh, and the late John Hislop.

SNWM
Surname: HISLOP
Firstname: Walter Balmer
Date Death: 28/04/1915
Other: 5th Bn. Queen's Edinr. Rifles (T.).
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: 2nd Lieut
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