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War memorial found in school attic

 
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:43 pm    Post subject: War memorial found in school attic Reply with quote

Article in the Edinburgh News about a war memorial found in the attic at Newcraighall School: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/ex-pupil-discovers-lost-world-war-one-memorial-plaque-in-edinburgh-school-3341425?fbclid=IwAR1ylHVCQcDXicUW6sD904Bh5JYTH3ilMO9Qy9o9TNfqz_I_GFl8KWIcDMA
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looked at one of the names L/C J. LUNNY R.S.
LANCE CORPORAL
JOHN R. LUNNY
Service Number: 330570
Royal Scots 2nd Bn.
Died 23 August 1918
VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, France.

He married Margaret Mack Warnock in 1908 in Newcraighall.
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken.

The memorial says it commemorates the members of the Parish (unspecified). I wonder if it was originally in a church and got moved to the school for storage when the church was deconsecrated. Then forgotten about.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Mike - could even be a "civic" memorial installed in the Newcraigmiller Parish Church.

Looking at a couple of names at random they were miners (even the Australian, George Strachan Clarkson, Pte.3269). Patrick Boag was born in Dundee , lived in Newcraigahall and like John Lunny (mentioned above) was a miner at Newcraighall Colliery.
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Merseman



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newcraighall church linked with Richmond Craigmillar in 1973; united 1983.

Church hall was refitted to serve for worship in 1980. Think it later closed.

Church became community centre in 1984, then a piano works about 1991.

It has been Wellsprings evangelical church since 2006.


Of course other churches may have closed within the school's catchment.

It could also originate from a village hall/etc.
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