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St Margaret's Church, Edinburgh

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: St Margaret's Church, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location inside Canongate Church, Edinburgh at OS Map Ref NT 264 738.

I don't know the original location of St Margarets Church or when this memorial was moved here.

The church photo below is the Canongate church (current location).





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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been trying to find some names to get a street name in Edinburgh for St Margaret's. None of the names listed are on the Canongate Memorial.

There are some unique names but not an Edinburgh address yet!

CLASPER, D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Service No: 30621
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 2.
Cemetery: HERVIN FARM BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY

DARG, C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: Depot
Date of Death: 27/07/1916
Service No: 14122
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 1291.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (PIERSHILL) CEMETERY

DELWORTH, ARTHUR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit Text: 59th Coy.
Date of Death: 03/09/1916
Service No: 5241
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

FALA, G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: S/12044
Additional information: Brother of Mrs. J. Arnott, of 10, Well Square, Tweedmouth, Berwick-on-Tweed.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 1.
Cemetery: TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

St Margaret's dissolved on 29th June 1969. It used to sit at 27 Viewcraig Street but it was demolished to make way for council housing. A tower block was built on the site in 1970 by Wimpey's.

It served the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh which is behind Holyrood.

When the church dissolved the parish was divided between Canongate and Kirk o'Field.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the proximity to the former Younger's Brewery at Holyrood the W. Borthwick listed on the brewery memorial may be the same W. Borthwick listed here?

BORTHWICK, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 02/11/1917
Service No: 201561
Additional information: Son of John Borthwick, of 4, Glenorchy Place, Edinburgh; husband of M. Borthwick, of 59, Holyrood Rd., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. G. 15.
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Casualty selection Reply with quote

A few more identified from this memorial.

Name: SHELDRAKE, HENRY THOMAS
Initials: H T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Military Police Corps
Unit Text: 36th Div. Military Mounted Police
Age: 36
Date of Death: 25/10/1918
Service No: 611
Awards: M S M, Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Husband of Margaret M. Sheldrake, of 17A, Montgomery St., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. I. 24.
Cemetery: DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY

Name: STRATHDEE, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 17
Date of Death: 20/05/1915
Service No: 1831
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Cathrine Strathdee, of 98, Newhaven Rd., Leith, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 26 to 30.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Name: PEFFERS
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: East Yorkshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Garrison Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 05/07/1919
Service No: 20767
Additional information: Son of William and Margaret Peffers, of 30, Holywood Square, Edinburgh. Born at Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 39.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

Name: ELLIS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 02/04/1917
Service No: S/43525
Additional information: Son of John and Jane Ellis, of 53, Holyrood Rd., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8 and 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

The two Paden men were brothers.

Name: PADEN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 416th Field Coy.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 17/08/1917
Service No: 422026
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary H. Paden, of 5, Prospect Place, Edinburgh, and the late John Paden.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 8 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Name: PADEN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 24/07/1918
Service No: 59775
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Paden, of 5, Prospect Place, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 5.
Cemetery: SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL

Name: MILLIE
Initials: F T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Date of Death: 10/12/1917
Service No: 310342
Additional information: Son of Mr. J. Millie, of 5, Parkside St., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 16.
Cemetery: LOUVERVAL MILITARY CEMETERY, DOIGNIES

Name: MEDLOCK, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 14/12/1914
Service No: 1246
Additional information: Son of William and Alison Medlock, of 2, Prospect Terrace, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Name: CROWTHER, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 17th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 13/04/1916
Service No: 21971
Additional information: Son of George and Janet Crowther, of Edinburgh; husband of Jeannie Craig Reid (formerly Crowther), of 1, Innes Place, Tranent, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 6.
Cemetery: ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE

Both Wells and Lunn appear to be listed under the Scottish Horse but in actual fact were in the Seaforth highlanders. I wonder if this was a transcription error on the memorial with the initials S.H.

Name: WELLS, ALEXANDER MURRAY
Initials: A M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 29/05/1915
Service No: 582
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Mary Murray Wells, of 10, Middle Arthur Place, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. A. 53.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

Name: LUNN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: between 23/04/1917 and 24/04/1917
Service No: 202681
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: St Margaret's Parish Church Reply with quote

I can identify two more from this memorial. My great-grandfather, James Selkirk, and great-uncle, Archibald Selkirk. Brothers and both Seaforth Highlanders (I have images if anyone is interested)

Archibald Selkirk
Rank:
Serjeant
Service No:
S/12392
Date of Death:
30/06/1918
Age:
23
Regiment/Service:
Seaforth Highlanders

7th Bn.
Grave Reference
III. N. 955.
Cemetery
METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of James and Isabella Selkirk, of 29, Jeffrey St., Edinburgh.

James Selkirk
Rank:
Private
Service No:
S/8854
Date of Death:
18/07/1919
Age:
28
Regiment/Service:
Seaforth Highlanders

7th Bn.
Grave Reference
D. 1011.
Cemetery
EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CEMETERY
Additional Information:
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