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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Athelstaneford, East Lothian Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would you describe this memorial?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Memorial: Athelstaneford War Memorial
Location: outside Athelstaneford Parish Church, Athelstaneford
Address: Main Street, Athelstaneford, East Lothian, EH39 5BE
OS Grid Ref.: NT533773
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UKNIWM No.: <not listed>


From The Scotsman 28 September 1920

    WAR MEMORIALS

    ATHELSTANEFORD.— This memorial was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday last by Sir David Kinloch, Bart. of Gilmerton, after a service in the church, which was conducted by the Rev. T. O. Duncan. There was a large attendance. The memorial is built of light grey stone quarried at Rattlebags, Dirleton, and is of beautiful and chase design. It stands just inside the churchyard gate on rising ground, and has several over-arching trees as a picturesque background. The names of twenty-five men who made the supreme sacrifice are inscibed on a central panel.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any details on Pte James Shattock? He does not appear on the SNWM Roll of Honour
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRIVATE WILLIAM BARRIE
William Barrie ā€“ age 20 ā€“ Private (31258) 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
William was posted to the 2nd Royal Scots and was transferred to the 15th Battalion in France.
Born 1898 in Athelstaneford. Son of David Ramsay Barrie and of Isabella (Grassack) Barrie of Drem, Athelstaneford.
Missing in Action on 26 August 1917 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


PRIVATE ALEXANDER BINNIE
Alexander Binnie ā€“ age 19 ā€“ Private (30419) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
Alexander was a gardener when he enlisted in November 1915. He was mobilised in March 1916 and was posted to the 11th Royal Scots in France in July but he became ill and after hospital treatment he joined the 2nd Battalion in September 1916.
Born 1897 in Athelstaneford. Son of the late Agnes Bryce (Lawrie) Binnie (died 1909) and of John Binnie of East Linton, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian.
Missing in Action on 13 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


LIEUTENANT JOHN BROWN
John Brown ā€“ age 28 ā€“ Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
John was educated at North Berwick High School before becoming a Student of the Arts at Edinburgh University from where he graduated M.A. in 1911. He was a school teacher when he enlisted in the 16th Royal Scots in December 1914 and he was posted as a Lance Corporal to the 12th HLI in May 1916. John was commissioned from the 4th Officers Cadet Battalion in June 1917.
Born 1889 in Kemback, Fife. Son of David and Mary (Johnston) Brown of Drem, Athelstaneford. Husband of Margaret Ross (Macdonald) Brown of Ardoyne, Forres, Morayshire who he married in June 1917 in Forres.
Died of Wounds on 26 March 1918 and buried in Martinsart British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the North Berwick High School memorial and on the Edinburgh University Old College memorial and Roll of the Fallen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRIVATE WILLIAM COMBE
Thought to be:
William Combe ā€“ age 22 ā€“ Private (17046) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
William was resident in Prestonkirk, East Lothian when he enlisted at Whitekirk, East Lothian and he joined his battalion in France in September 1915.
Born 1893 in Dunbar, East Lothian. Son of John Donaldson Combe and of Annie (Kellagher) Combe of Dunbar.
Missing in Action on 3 March 1916 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Whitekirk and Tynninghame Parish War Memorial


CORPORAL JOHN DEMPSTER M.M.
John Dempster, Military Medal ā€“ age 27 ā€“ Corporal (202245) 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
John had been a coal miner when he enlisted as Private (2033) at Cowdenbeath, Fife. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915. He was serving as Private (6344) with the 4th/5th Black Watch when he married while on leave in July 1917 but he returned to his old battalion and was awarded M.M. as 202245 L/C (Cpl.) J. Dempster, R. Highrs. (Cowdenbeath) in February 1918.
Born 1891 in Airdrie, New Monklands, Lanarkshire. Son of the late David Dempster (died 1907) and Adelaide (Towers) Dempster who married Owen Traynor in1908 in Athelstaneford. Husband of Margaret Kinghorn (Adamson) Dempster of 91 Perth Road, Cowdenbeath, Fife who he married in 1917 in Cowdenbeath.
Missing in Action on 24 July 1918 and named on the Soissons Memorial, France.

and his brother

L-CORPORAL WILLIAM DEMPSTER

William Dempster ā€“ age 23 ā€“ Private (2588) 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
William enlisted at Kinghorn in Fife and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915.
Born 1893 in Airdrie, New Monklands, Lanarkshire as William McKenzie Dempster. Son of the late David Dempster (died 1907) and Adelaide (Towers) Dempster who married Owen Traynor in1908 in Athelstaneford.
Killed in Action on 30 July 1916 and buried in Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France.
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PRIVATE ALEXANDER FINDLAY
Thought to be:
Alexander Findlay ā€“ age 23 ā€“ Private (S/7311) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Alexander enlisted at Tranent, East Lothian and he landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1892 in Craig, Forfarshire/Angus. Son of David and Jane (Strachan) Findlay of Greendykes, Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian. Husband of Jessie (Logan) Findlay who he married in 1910 in Garvald, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


PRIVATE WILLIAM FLETCHER
William Fletcher ā€“ age 20 ā€“ Private (353533) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
William died in the 6th Casualty Clearing Station in Pernes.
Born 1898 in Langshaw, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Isabella (Houliston) Fletcher (died 1902 in Humbie) and of the late Robert David Tod Fletcher (died 1912 in Athelstaneford) and step-son of Fanny Fyfe (Morrison) Fletcher of Drem Farm, Athelstaneford who married Robert in 1903 in Humbie, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian.
Died of Wounds on 23 May 1918 and buried in Pernes British Cemetery, France.


CORPORAL JAMES FULTON
James Cairncross Fulton ā€“ age 21 ā€“ Able Seaman Higher Grade (LZ/1418) Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
James was employed in the Civil Service and living at Lavender Hill in London when he enlisted in March 1915. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in April but he contracted enteritis and was evacuated home. He rejoined his battalion in December 1915 when it was retained to hold the islands of Lemnos, Imbros and Tenedos before it moved to France, arriving at Marseilles in May 1916.
Born 1897 in Portobello, Edinburgh. Son of Robert James Cairncross Fulton and of Mary Anne Bond (Symonds) Fulton of 9 Kirkwood Street, Bellahouston, Glasgow and of "Parklea," Auchamore Road, Dunoon, Argyllshire. Grandson of the late James Fulton of Athelstaneford.
Missing in Action on 25 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.

and his brother

PRIVATE ROBERT FULTON

Robert Edwin Fulton ā€“ age 19 ā€“ Private (S/41116) 1/6th (Perthshire) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Robert enlisted in Glasgow as Private (S/23200) in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and was transferred to the Black Watch in France.
Born 1899 in Edinburgh. Son of Robert James Cairncross Fulton and of Mary Anne Bond (Symonds) Fulton of 9 Kirkwood Street, Bellahouston, Glasgow and of "Parklea," Auchamore Road, Dunoon, Argyllshire. Grandson of the late James Fulton of Athelstaneford.
Killed in Action on 28 July 1918 and buried in Chambrecy British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.
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PRIVATE WILLIAM GRAY
William Gray ā€“ age 34 ā€“ Sergeant (S/7895) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
William was a gamekeeper living with his family at Westside, Penicuik, Midlothian when he enlisted in December 1914. He had previously served as Private (6754) in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and may have been a reservist as he joined his battalion in Belgium that same month. He was promoted to Sergeant in June 1915.
Born 1879 in Garvald, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian. Son of Thomas and Jane (Robertson) Gray of Amisfield Lodge, Haddington. Husband of Agnes (Hunter) Gray of Westside, Penicuik and of Abbey Mill, Athelstaneford who he married in 1909 in Haddington.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Haddington and Penicuik War Memorials.


PRIVATE HUGH HANNAY
Hugh Hannay ā€“ age 26 ā€“ Private (352969) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Hugh enlisted as Private (1794) in the Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry and was posted to the Royal Scots in France.
Born 1891 in Haddington. Son of Robert Hannay and of the late Catherine (McDonald) Hannay who died in childbirth.
In 1901&1911 Hugh was living with his aunt Catherine (Hannay) Wilson and her family at Main Street, Aberlady, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian and she was named as his legatee.
Killed in Action on 23 December 1917 and buried in Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, France.
Also named n the Aberlady War Memorial.

and his brother

PRIVATE JOHN HANNAY

John Hannay ā€“ age 19 ā€“ Private (S/6755) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
John joined his battalion in France in August 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1896 in Athelstaneford. Son of Robert and his second wife Christina (Beaton) Hannay of Needless Athelstaneford who had married in 1894 in Haddington.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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PRIVATE CHARLES JACK
Charles Jack ā€“ age 28 ā€“ Private (7409) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
Charles was a farm servant when he enlisted in February 1906 and in 1911 he was serving with the 2nd Camerons in India. He was a rural postman based at Gorebridge, Midlothian when as a reservist he was recalled to his regiment at the outbreak of war and he landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 14 August 1914, one of the first British formations to move to France.
Born 1886 in Haddington as Charles Duke Jack. Son of the late Deborah (Duke) Jack (died 1892) and of Donald Jack of First Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian and of East Garleton, Athelstaneford.
Died of Wounds on 9 October 1914 and buried in Vendresse Churchyard, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Gorebridge and Stobhill War Memorial.

His brother also fell:

William Jack
ā€“ age 32 ā€“ Private (8354) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
William enlisted in the Royal Scots in December 1899 and served in the South African War. He extended his service in December 1902, serving in India from September 1904 and then joined the Army Reserves in November 1909. He was a postman in Edinburgh when was broke out and he was recalled to his regiment and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in 10 August 1914. William died in the St. John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital in Etaples from wounds received during the battle of Loos in September 1915.
Born 1881 in Haddington. Son of the late Deborah (Duke) Jack (died 1892) and of Donald Jack of First Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian and of East Garleton, Athelstaneford. Husband of Edith (Lewis) Jack, of 15 Dean Street, Edinburgh who he married in July 1915 in Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 2 October 1915 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Named on the Newtongrange War Memorial.
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PRIVATE WILLIAM LOGAN M.M.
William Logan, Military Medal ā€“ age 20 ā€“ Private (S/7308) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
William landed with the 9th battalion in France in July 1915. Later he was transferred to the 1st Battalion and then to the 8th. William was awarded a M.M. in June 1917.
Born 1897 in Stow, Midlothian. Son of James and Janet (Walker) Logan of Dingleton, West Fortune, Athelstaneford and of Broomrigg, Pencaitland, East Lothian.
Missing in Action on 12 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


GUNNER WILLIAM A. LOGAN
William Allen Logan ā€“ age 31 ā€“ Gunner (69043) 22nd Topographical Company, Royal Garrison Artillery.
William was a carter when he enlisted in November 1915. He went to France in February 1916 and was posted to the 20th Division's ā€œZā€ Trench Mortar Battery in March. He transferred to the 22nd Topographical Company in February 1918.
Born 1887 in Dirleton, Haddingtosnshire/East Lothian. Son of the late William Logan (died 1916) and of the late Mary (Whitehead) Logan (died 1909) formerly of Dirleton and of Athelstaneford.
His brothers John and Thomas of Athelstaneford were named as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 13 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dirleton Parish War Memorial.


GUNNER WILLIAM A. MANN
William Andrew Mann ā€“ age 20 ā€“ Gunner (RMA/14126) 4th Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Marine Artillery.
William was a dairy van man when he enlisted in August 1914. He served in France with the RM Auxiliary Craft Brigade until he joined the battleship HMS Resolution in May 1917. William transferred to the 4th RM Battalion in February 1918 and took part in the raid on the Belgian port of Zeebrugge where he was killed.
Born 1897 in Dunbar, East Lothian. Son of Andrew and Annie Bailie (Watt) Mann of Drem, Athelstaneford. Grandson of William and Barbara (Pringle) Mann of 1 Wardlaw Place, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1918 and buried in Dover (St. James's) Cemetery, Kent.
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PRIVATE THOMAS MARSHALL
Thomas Marshall ā€“ age 23 ā€“ Private (S/3328) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
In 1911 Thomas, aged 17, was a farm labourer at Kilduff Farm, Athelstaneford. He was a railway surfaceman with the North British Railway Company when he enlisted in September 1914. He joined his battalion in France in August 1916 but he was killed two weeks later.
Born 1893 in Dunbar, East Lothian. Son of the late Flewitt Marshall (died 1903) and of Agnes Hay Ross (died 1895) of Dunbar. Grandson of Isabella (Clark) Douglas of 9 Crichton Street, Edinburgh and of High Street, Dunbar.
Killed in Action on 1 September 1916 and buried in London Cemetery And Extension, Longueval, France.
Also named on the North British Railway Company memorial in Waverley Station, Edinburgh.


PRIVATE ANDREW MELROSE
Andrew Melrose ā€“ age 20 ā€“ Private (30304) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Andrew enlisted as Private (29499) in the Royal Scots and was posted to the Scottish Rifles in France.
Born 1896 in Inveresk and Musselburgh, Midlothian. Son of Thomas Melrose and Janet (Dickson) Melrose of Muirton Farm, Drem, Athelstaneford and of 166 Church Street, Tranent, East Lothian.
Killed in Action on 29 March 1917 and buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the Tranent War Memorial.


PRIVATE JOHN McGOVERN
John McGovern ā€“ age 25 ā€“ Private (16470) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was a farm servant at Kilduff Mains, Athelstaneford when he enlisted in December 1914. He joined the 13th Royal Scots in France in August 1915. He was wounded and evacuated home in January 1917 and was posted to the 11th Battalion in France in June 1917.
Born 1892 in Dirleton, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian. Son of John and Marion (McDonald) McGovern of Kilduff Mains, Athelstaneford and of Stonelaws, Prestonkirk, East Lothian.
Missing in Action on 23 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SERGEANT GEORGE POW
George Pow ā€“ age 20 ā€“ Sergeant (18733) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
George served his apprenticeship as a joiner with his father. He enlisted in September 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 George was last seen leading a bombing party during the battle of Loos.
Born 1895 in Musselburgh, Midlothian. Son of the late Jeannie Muir (Hamilton) Pow (died 1912) and of John Pow of Drem, Athelstaneford.
Missing in Action between 25 and 26 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


PRIVATE JAMES RITCHIE
James Ritchie ā€“ age 39 ā€“ Private (30769) 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry attached to the 101st Trench Mortar Battery.
In 1901 James was a ploughman at Muirhouses, Athelstaneford and he was a forester, living with his family at the Home Farm on the Wishaw Estate in Lanarkshire when he enlisted in 1915.
Born 1879 in Dolphinton, Lanarkshire. Son of the late James Ritchie (died 1913) and of Jane (Moffat) Ritchie of Athelstaneford. Husband of Christina Walker (Malcolm) Ritchie of Wishaw Estate, Wishaw and of "Strathlee," St. Andrew Street, North Berwick who he married in 1904 in Bolton, East Lothian.
Killed in Action on 28 September 1918 and buried in Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Wishaw Roll of Honour.


PRIVATE JAMES SHATTOCH
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PRIVATE JOHN TINLIN
John Tinlin ā€“ age 29 ā€“ Private (8245) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John had served for 8 years mainly in Egypt and India before he transferred to the Army Reserves. He had been a reservist for over 3 years when he was recalled at the outbreak of war and he landed with his battalion at Le Havre in August 1914.
Born 1885 in Sprouston, Kelso, Roxburghshire. Son of Ellen Tinlin. (from 1887 Mrs. Peter Reid, from 1900 Mrs. Peter Rhodden) Husband of Janet (Patterson) Tinlin of Drem Station Cottages, Athelstaneford, of Manorhill, Makerston, Kelso and of 11 Bilton's Court, Morpeth, Norhumberland who he married in 1913 in Makerston.
Missing in Action on 18 April 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Two of his half-brothers, Charles and Peter Reid, are named on the Roxburgh and Kelso War Memorials.


PRIVATE JOHN S. WIGHT
John Skeldon Wight ā€“ age 29 ā€“ Private (51322) 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
John was a green-keeper in Edinburgh when he enlisted as Driver (T3/025854) in the Army Service Corps in November 1914. He joined the 255th Company in France in June 1916 and was transferred to 1st Cheshires in November 1917. John was gassed in April 1918 and after treatment in the 30th General Hospital he was able to rejoin his battalion a month later.
Born 1889 in Mordington, Berwickshire. Son of the late Catherine (Skeldon) Wight (died 1898) and of Robert Wight of East Fortune Farm, Drem, Athelstaneford and of Congalton Cottages, North Berwick, East Lothian.
Killed in Action on 1 August 1918 and buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, France.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1939 ā€“ 1945

PRIVATE THOMAS BELL
Thomas Hamilton Bell ā€“ age 20 ā€“ Gunner (14563493) Royal Artillery, attached to 661 Air Observation Post Squadron, Royal Air Force.
Using Auster aircraft, the squadron role was to support the Canadian 1st Army. Fighting in the break-out from Normandy it followed the Canadians across the low countries and into Germany. The squadron disbanded at Ghent, Belgium on 31 October 1945. Thomas died of injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident near Grave.
Born 1925 in Edinburgh. Son of Gilbert Rae Bell and Alison Lyall (Hamilton) Bell of East Fortune, Athelstaneford,
Died on Service on 23 October 1945 and buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.


GUNNER JOHN BERTRAM
John Bertram ā€“ age 24 ā€“ Gunner (994219) 13 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery.
The Indian 10th Infantry Division, including the 13 Anti-Tank Regiment was sent in March 1944 to Italy to join Eighth Army on the Adriatic front. The division fought the rest of the Italian Campaign.
Born 1920 in Whitekirk and Tynninghame, East Lothian. Son of George and Edith (Luke) Bertram of Athelstaneford Mains.
Killed in Action on 15 July 1944 and buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.


SAPPER DAVID BLAIR
David Ness Blair ā€“ age 23 ā€“ Sapper (3057050) 275 Field Company, Royal Engineers.
In mid-Januay 1943 the 51st Highland Division called the "coastal column" were to take the Buerat position and then drive up the coastal road clearing the way to Tripoli. The operation required the engineers to restore the coastal road for wheeled transport.
Born 1919 in Athelstaneford. Son of Alexander and Jane (Robertson) Blair of Athelstaneford.
Killed in Action on 16 January 1943 and buried in Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya.


TELEG. DAVID CAMPBELL
David Sneddon Haig Campbell ā€“ age 21 ā€“ Telegraphist (P/JX 343978) H.M. Landing Craft Flak 15, Royal Navy.
Landing Craft Flack (LCF) were converted Landing Craft Tank (LCTs) with the front ramp welded in position and the hold decked over as a platform for the guns, providing Anti-Aircraft Cover for the Invasion Fleet. HMLCF 15 was in convoy to support the landings on the island of Elba when she struck a mine.
Born 1923 in Roslin, Lasswade, Midlothian. Son of John McCraw Campbell and Margaret (Haig) Campbell, of Drem, Athelstaneford.
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea on 17 June 1944 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
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