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Whitefoord House, Edinburgh, Family plaques.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:20 pm    Post subject: Whitefoord House, Edinburgh, Family plaques. Reply with quote

Situated on the wall beside the large Memorials are small remounted plaques donated by bereaved families. They are in columns and I will list them here in sections.





HEWAT, ANTHONY MORRIS COATS
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 08/09/1914
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Grave Reference:
Cemetery: ORLY-SUR-MORIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Lt.-Col. Henry R. C. Hewat (Royal Scots Fusiliers) and Jessie McKenzie Hewat, of Fayre Oakes, Hereford.
Husband of Stella Eleonora Hutton (formerly Hewat).

HEWITT, WILLIAM GEORGE
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 14/10/1914
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: V. C. 10.
Cemetery: VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE
Additional Information:
Son of the Hon. William and Mrs. Hewitt, of St. Colme House, Aberdour, Fife.
His brother, Lieut. J.F. Hewitt also fell.


HEWITT, JAMES FRANCIS
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 26/10/1914
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 5.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of the Hon. W. J. and Mrs. Hewitt, of St. Colme House, Aberdour, Fife.
His brother Second Lieut. W G Hewitt also fell.
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SMALL, NORMAN HOWARD
Rank: Private
Service No: 2096
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots"B" Coy. 1st/9th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. K. 47.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Small, of 28, Esslemont Rd., Edinburgh.


SMALL, WILLIAM E. A.
Rank: Trooper
Service No: 2306
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Horse Guards "B" Sqdn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 24.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Small, of 106, Princes St., Edinburgh.

HOPE, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: S/21600
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Age: 42
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. B. 39.
Cemetery: AEROPLANE CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Agnes Hope, of Dalkeith, Midlothian
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SPENS, WILLIAM
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Age: 40
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 17.
Cemetery: MONT-BERNANCHON CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:
Son of William George Spens and the Hon. Mary Catherine Spens (nee Borthwick). Of Edinburgh.

MAXWELL, WILLIAM MARTIN
Rank: Private
Service No: 1265
Date of Death: Between 10/08/1915 and 11/08/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: 24.
Memorial: LONE PINE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of James Maxwell and Christian Martin Maxwell, of Addiewell, Edinburgh, Scotland.

MONTEITH, J C
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Date of Death: 01/10/1915
Age: 39
Regiment/Service: Bedfordshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VI. D. 17.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of the late Rev. John and Ellen Maria Monteith.
Husband of Jane R. Monteith, of Glenluiart, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire.
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SOMERVILLE, JOHN WHITE
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 22/06/1916
Age: 34
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry 2nd R.M. Bn. R.N. Div.
Grave Reference: I. E. 4.
Cemetery: BOIS-DE-NOULETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Anne Jane Somerville, of Glencairn, Dalkeith, Midlothian


JACKSON, DONALD FISHER
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 11/10/1918
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: 20th Hussars
Awards: Twice Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference: III. C. 6.
Cemetery: BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of William and Tomina D. Jackson, of "Warrix," Troon, Ayrshire.
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SANDEMAN, WILLIAM ALASTAIR FRASER
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 19/10/1914
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. F. 7.
Cemetery: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE
Additional Information:
Son of Capt. W. W. Sandeman, M.B.E. (late 2nd Seaforth Highlanders), and Mrs. I. E. Sandeman, O.B.E., of 14, Second Avenue, Hove, Brighton.

BRADFORD, Sir EVELYN RIDLEY
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Date of Death: 14/09/1914
Age: 47
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders Cdg. 2nd Bn.
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference: B. 11.
Cemetery: CROUY-VAUXROT FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, CROUY
Additional Information:
Son of the late Col. Sir Edward Bradford, 1st Bart., and of Lady Bradford (nee Knight).
Husband of Elsie Clifton, Lady Bradford (nee Brown) of Medstead Manor, Alton, Hants.
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METHVEN, DAVID GEORGE
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 20/10/1914
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. D. 19.
Cemetery: HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:
Only son of Mary T. Methven, of Wemyss Park, Kirkcaldy, and the late James Methven

REID, WILLIAM BACON JOHNSTON
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 20/05/1915
Age: 34
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders
Grave Reference: 297. 3.
Cemetery: ORWELL PARISH CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Reid, of Thomanean, Milnathort, Kinross-shire.
Served in the South African Campaign.
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CUNNINGHAM, CHARLES CLEMENT FRANCIS
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 19/08/1916
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. 1.
Cemetery: DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Margaret Cunningham, of Muirhouselaw, St. Boswells, Newtown St. Boswells, Roxburghshire, and the late Charles John Cunningham, J.P., D.L.
His brother Kenneth Edward also fell.

LIDDELL, JOHN AIDAN
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 31/08/1915
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps 7th Sqdn. and 3rd Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Awards: V C, M C
Grave Reference: E. R.C. 2257/8.
Cemetery: BASINGSTOKE (SOUTH VIEW OR OLD) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Emily C. Liddell, of Sherfield Manor, Basingstoke.
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URE, JOHN ANDREW
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 21/10/1914
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: J. 13.
Cemetery: LE TROU AID POST CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX
Additional Information:
Son of George Reid Ure and Harriet Dudley Smith Ure, of Hopepark, Bonnybridge.


FAIRLIE, NORMAN EDWIN
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 21/10/1914
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 9 and 10.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of R. N. Fairlie, of 36, Castelnau Gardens, Barnes, London, and the late Ada Mary Fairlie.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Thanks to Ken and Anne for this information on Walter Aitken.
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic267-375.html
Camelon Cemetery, page 26 (about a third down the page)

Thanks again to Ken for this link to information regarding Dan Blair.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19350111&id=5adAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=haUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2567,1540632&hl=en

GRAHAM MENZIES, ALASTAIR
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 01/01/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. W. D. and Mrs. C. C. Graham Menzies, of Hallyburton, Coupar-Angus, Perthshire.

BREBNER, JOHN PHILIP
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 315779
Date of Death: 17/10/1918
Age:24
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 13th (Scottish Horse) Bn.
Grave Reference:III.D.1
Cemetery: HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU
Additional Information:
Son of James and Jemima Hill Brebner, of 2, Scotswood Terrace, Dundee.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:44 am    Post subject: William Alastair Fraser Sandeman - update Reply with quote

William Alastair Fraser Sandeman Lt 1st Gordon Highlanders b Brighton 27/03/1889 Age 25 Died F & F 19/10/1914 Son of Capt William Wellington Sandeman, MBE (late 2nd Seaforths) & Mrs Isabella E Sandeman OBE, 14 Second Ave; Hove, Brighton. 1891 Census: Alastair F Sandeman. Officers Book page 167. The Bond of Sacrifice: Vol I: Page 348: Photo. Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue Fr 1887 Plot IV Row F Grave 7 EE 12-11-14 Page 3
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morag - the Hewitt brothers in your first set of photos were the sons of William James and of Evelyn Frances (Carey) Hewitt. Until 1904 the family lived at Cally House, Gatehouse-of-Fleet. William was the Factor to his uncle's estates of Broughton and Cally. Thereafter he became Factor to the Earls of Moray Estates and the family lived at St. Colme House, between Dalgety Bay and Aberdour in Fife.
They were killed only days apart and they are named on the War Memorial in Gatehouse and are also listed on the War Memorials for Dalgety Parish and for Aberdour Parish, both in Fife, and on individual memorials in St Fillan's Church in Aberdour. William is listed on the Edinburgh Academy War Memorial and on the Christ Church War Memorial in Oxford.


JAMES F. HEWITT LIEUT. S.R.

James Francis Hewitt – age 26 – Lieutenant: 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
James was educated at private school in Winchester and at Hailebury in Hertfordshire before attending the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He was commissioned in the 1st Cameronians and served in India and in the South African Wars.
Born 1888 in Gatehouse-of-Fleet.
Missing in Action – 26 October 1914.
Commonwealth War Grave – Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.


WM. G. HEWITT SEC. LIEUT. R.S.

William George Hewitt – age 22 – Second Lieutenant: 3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
William was educated at Edinburgh Academy and, from 1911, at Christ Church, Oxford. He was gazetted from the Officers’ Training Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant to the 3rd Royal Scots on 7 August 1914, and was attached to the 2nd Battalion. After only a few weeks training, he went to France on 27 September and joined his battalion in the trenches on 10 October.
Born 1892 in Gatehouse-of-Fleet.
Killed in Action – 14 October 1914.
Commonwealth War Grave – Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery Lacouture, France.

On 13 October his parents received a telegram to say he was “missing”; on 16 October a further telegram informed them that he was “wounded”; on 18 October a third telegram said he was “found dead”.

On 26 October his parents received a fourth telegram to say that William’s elder brother, James, had been “killed in action”.

I'm grateful to David Graham of the Dalgety Bay & Hillend Community Council for much of the family detail.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if these plaques were originally mounted above beds?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
I wonder if these plaques were originally mounted above beds?

Adam

Above beds is possible but these are similar to the ones on the doors of rooms in the Victory Services Club, London so more likely on room doors I think, so they could be seen by all passing. In the case of VSC, the plaque was a sign that the room had been endowed in the memory of a person. You also sometimes see something similar in hospital beds or wards.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For further details of the Hewitt brothers, see http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=9210

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