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LINLITHGOW, West Lothian Constabulary, tablet (WW1/2)

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: LINLITHGOW, West Lothian Constabulary, tablet (WW1/2) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

West Lothian Constabulary
In Memory of the men of the Force
Who Fell in the Great War



Angus Ramage Scots Guards 26/10/1914

Henry Dickson Scots Guards 31/07/1917

1914 “ Duty Nobly Done” 1919

Also to the Memory
Of the men
Who fell in the World War 11
1939 - 1945

George Ballantyne L/Cpl 43 RM Commando 31/04/1945

Alexander J Ralph LT RASC 16/05/1945

Erected by members of the Force
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outside Linlithgow Police Station is a memorial to West Lothian Constabulary who died in the First and second war.

You will find the Police station behind the Sheriff Courts which is now closed. The Sheriff Courts is on Linlithgow High Street mid way along.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frances

Thanks for the photographs.

RAMAGE, ANGUS ROBERTSON
Initials: A R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 26/10/1914
Service No: 7637
Additional information: Son of Isabella Ramage and the late Andrew Ramage. Native of East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

DICKSON, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service No: 14816
Additional information: Son of George Dickson, of East Lodge, The Inch, Gaignillar, Edinburgh. [scanner error: should be Craigmillar]
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


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BALLANTYNE, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Marines
Unit Text: No. 43 R.M. Commando.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 31/01/1945
Service No: PO/X114916
Additional information: Son of James and Elizabeth Ballantyne; husband of Annie McNeil Fotheringham Ballantyne, of Bo'ness, West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. E. 5.
Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY

RALPH, ALEXANDER JOHN
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 26
Date of Death: 16/05/1945
Service No: 311649
Additional information: Son of John and Charlotte Ralph, of Tobermory.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: TOBERMORY CEMETERY, KILNINIAN AND KILMORE, ISLE OF MULL
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2022 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

West Lothian Courier Friday 14th March 1924

Constabulary War Memorial.
To Two Former Members of the Force.
Touching Ceremony at Headquarters
In presence of some forty members of the County Police Force, drawn up in the yard under the chief constable Major Sholto W. Douglas, D.8.0., a tablet to the memory of Henry Dickson and Angus Ramage. two former members of the force, was unveiled at Headquarters, Linlithgow on Tuesday afternoon by Sir Charles Chalmers of Cathlaw, Convener of the County. Both men had served with the Scots Guards and were killed in France, Ramage in 1914, and Dickson in 1917.
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THE MEN'S POLICE AND ARMY RECORD.
The Chief Constable. then called the names of the two men and at the same time gave an account of their services in the Police Force end the Army. Henry Dickson, he said was appointed constable on the 17th Auguet 1914. He enlisted in the Scots Guards on 20th November1915 and was killed in Action in France on 31st July, 1917. Angus Ramage enlisted in the Scots 'Guards in 1910 served three years, was appointed a constable on 'l6th May, 1913; was called up to the colours as a reservist, on 5th August, 1914; went to France with the Expeditionary Force and was killed in action at Ypres on 26th October 1914. ...............
The tablet. which is of granite, has been erected on the wall on the east side of the County Buildings. It bears the following inscription—•"ln memory of the men of the Force. who fell in the Great War—Angus Ramage, Scots Guards; H, Dickson. Scots Guards, 1914-1919. Duty nobly demo. Erected by members of the. Force."

Ramage is also named on the Dalmeny War Memorial, and on the Dunbar War Memorial as:

ANGUS RAMAGE
Angus Robertson Ramage – age 26 – Private (7637) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
Angus joined the Scots Guards in 1910 and in 1911 he was serving with the 1st Scots Guards in Egypt. He joined the West Lothian Constabulary in May 1913 and as a reservist he joined the 2nd Battalion at the front in October but he was killed three weeks later at Ypres.
Born 1888 in Dunbar, East Lothian. Son of Andrew Ramage (died 1917 at Dalmeny, West Lothian) and of Isabella (Robertson) Ramage.
Missing in Action on 26 October 1914. and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
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