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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: John Watson's School WW2, Edinburgh Reply with quote

This is a memorial to the pupils of the former John Watson’s school in Edinburgh. The school closed in 1975 and the very impressive building is now the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The school had a long association with the Dean Church so when it closed the 2 war memorials were moved to the church and are now on the wall in the upper gallery. The school was on Belford Road at OS Map Ref NT 235 737. Dean Church is on Ravelston Terrace at OS Map Ref NT 238 741.

"To the Glory of God/
and in grateful memory of the former pupils/
who fell in the Second World War 1939 - 1945/
left school/
1929 W Keay F Marshall
1929 J W Rae Wilson
193? Charles Carmichael
1932 Noel L Morrison
1933 J Rankin Cameron
1933 Sheil MacLeod
1934 Peter G Smith
1935 John McD S Wylie
1936 Robert C McEwan
1938 George H Abbott
1938 Joseph F A Grant"



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes names catch your eye and you have to look them up. The way it is inscribed I'm guessing he was known as Keay Marshall.

MARSHALL, WILLIAM KEAY FALCONER
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 97 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 27/04/1942
Service No: 1375102
Additional information: Son of John Albert and Maud Barbara Bryce Marshall, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A IV British. H. 1.
Cemetery: TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY

Sgt Marshall was lost during an attack on the Tirpitz. See here for more details:

http://www.archieraf.co.uk/archie/7572ofl.html

He is also commemorated on a memorial at the crash site in Norway.

I also looked up the woman listed at the bottom. No clues in CWGC , or on the plaque but this lady is the only Sheila MacLeod on SNWM so I'm guessing it's her.

MACLEOD, SHEILA
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Auxiliary Territorial Service
Date of Death: 04/10/1945
Service No: W/170036
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 23. Column 1.
Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

Note her place of birth

MACLEOD, Sheila
Service number: 170036
Date of death: 04/10/1945
Place of birth: Uganda Protectorate
SNWM roll WOMEN'S SERVICES
Rank: L/Cpl
Theatre of death: Central Mediterranean Force
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss Margaret Thorburn has very kindly allowed us to publish her roll of honour. If anyone wishes to contact her please let a moderator know.

JOHN WATSON’S INSTITUTION

WWII WAR MEMORIAL

DEAN PARISH CHURCH
DEAN PATH
EDINBURGH

COMPILED BY

MARGARET R THORBURN

Copyright 2012


ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

NO PART OF THIS PUBLICATION MAY BE REPRODUCED, STORED IN A RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, OR TRANSMITTED, IN ANY FORM OR BY ANY MEANS,
ELECTRONIC, MECHANICAL, PHOTOCOPYING, RECORDING OR OTHERWISE, WITHOUT THE PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT OWNER.


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W KEAY F MARSHALL


Reg Ho 1915 462 64 – William Keay Falconer Marshall 5/9/1915 Bracklemoss, Kinross, parents John Albert Marshall, solicitor & Maud Barbara Bryce Falconer 25/4/1909 Kinross;

*William Keay F Marshall admitted 1924, Kinross, father solicitor Kinross;

Left School 1929, *to George Watson’s, Edinburgh;

Reg Ho 1942 156AF 188 – William Keay Falconer Marshall, Sgt 1375102, Royal Air Force, presumed dead 27/4/1942, air operations, Norway;

CWGC – William Keay Falconer Marshall 26, Sergeant, 97th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 27/4/1942, Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery, Norway, son of John Albert & Maud Barbara Bryce Marshall, Edinburgh;

George Watson’s War Memorial – nil;




J W RAE WILSON


Reg Ho – Birth nil;

*Rae Wilson born 21/8/1914

*John William Rae Wilson admitted 1922, Berwick, father engineer Canada;

Left School 1929, *to Daniel Stewart’s, Edinburgh;

Reg Ho – Death nil;

Army Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945, John W R Wilson, no 420642, born Canada, residence Edinburgh, Corporal, Lothian & Borders Horse RAC, Regiment at death Royal Tank Regiment Royal Armoured Corps, died 17/6/1942 Middle East;

CWGC – John William Rae Wilson 27, Corporal, 44th Royal Tank Regiment RAC, 420642, died 17/6/1942, Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt, son of James Rae Wilson & Margaret Richardson Wilson nee Stuart, Edinburgh;

Daniel Stewart’s War Memorial - nil;










CHARLES CARMICHAEL


Reg Ho 1916 521 1 – Charles Carmichael 13/1/1916 Torranbeg, Ford, Kilmartin, parents Donald Hector Carmichael, mariner & Catherine McLean 15/12/1905 Glasgow;

*Charles Carmichael admitted 1925, Ford, father Captain, Ford, Lochgilphead;

Left School 1931, *to High School, Oban;

Reg Ho – Marriage nil;

Reg Ho 1944 149AF 16 – Charles Carmichael, Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) P/65792, Royal Artillery (Territorial Army), died of wounds 1/9/1944, aged 28, buried Barletta Cemetery;

Army Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945, Charles Carmichael, Captain no 65792, born Argyll, residence Argyll, Royal Artillery, died 1/9/1944 Italy;

CWGC – Charles Carmichael 28, Captain, 85 Field Regiment attached 651 AOP Squadron, Royal Air Force, 65792, died 1/9/1944, Mentioned in Despatches, Bari War Cemetery, Italy, son of Donald Hector Carmichael & Catherine Carmichael, husband of Rita Miriam Carmichael;

Oban High School War Memorial – nil;




NOEL L MORRISON


Reg Ho 1916 685/1 853 – Noel Lindsay Morrison 24/10/1916, 64 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, parents Charles Torras Morrison, stockbroker, Manager, Chemical Works Munitions & Jeanie Eleanor Mabel Pentland 17/6/1911 Edinburgh;

*Noel Lindsay Morrison admitted 1925, Edinburgh, father stockbroker, Leith;

Left School 1932, *to Royal High School, Edinburgh;

Reg Ho – Marriage nil;

Reg Ho 1944 157AF 17 – Noel Lindsay Morrison, Flight Lieutenant 128901, 178 Squadron, Royal Air Force, presumed dead 11/10/1944 aged 27, air operations near Verona, Italy;

CWGC – Noel Lindsay Morrison, Flight Lieutenant, 178 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 128901, died 11/10/1944, Padua War Cemetery, Italy;

Royal High School, Edinburgh War Memorial – nil;











J RANKIN CAMERON


Reg Ho 1919 644/12 234 – John Rankin Cameron 10/6/1919, 17 North Claremont Street, Glasgow, parents John Cameron, accountant & Elizabeth Richmond Orr 3/9/1918 Glasgow;

*John Rankin Cameron admitted 1929 Glasgow;

Left School 1933, *to Skerry’s College, Glasgow;

Reg Ho 1941 152AF 26 – John Rankin Cameron, Sergeant S/103072, Royal Army Service Corps, killed in action at sea 26/4/1941 or 27/4/1941 aged 23;

Army Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945, John R Cameron, Serjeant, Royal Army Service Corps, lost at sea April 1941, born Glasgow, Service no 103072;

CWGC – John Rankin Cameron 23, Serjeant, Royal Army Service Corps, died between 26/4/1941 & 27/4/1941, S/103072, Athens Memorial, Greece;

Skerry’s College, Glasgow War Memorial – nil;




SHEILA MACLEOD


Reg Ho – Birth nil;

*Sheila Macleod born 9/3/1918 of 46 Polwarth Gardens

*Sheila Macleod admitted 1925 Edinburgh, father advocate Uganda;

Left School 1933, *to Macadam College;

Reg Ho – Death nil;

Army Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945, Sheila MacLeod, Lance Corporal, Auxiliary Territorial Service, died 4/10/1945, born Uganda Protectorate, Service no 170036;

CWGC – Sheila MacLeod, Lance Corporal, Auxiliary Territorial Services, died 4/10/1945, W/170036, Brookwood Memorial, Surrey;















PETER G SMITH


Reg Ho 1919 484 19 – Peter George Smith 27/11/1919 The Manse, Kippen, parents Peter George Smith, parish minister dec’d (died 3/12/1919) & Jessie Borland 23/3/1905 Glasgow;

*Peter George Smith admitted Glasgow;

Left School 1934, *to Hillhead High School, Glasgow;

Fasti – Kippen;

Reg Ho 1940 149AF 96 – Peter George Smith, 2nd Lieutenant P/129006, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 15/6/1940 France, aged 20;

Army Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945, Peter G Smith, Second Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), died 15/6/1940, born Stirlingshire, resident Plymouth, Service no 129006;

CWGC – Peter George Smith 20, Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), died 15/6/1940, 129006, Portes Churchyard, France, son of Rev P G Smith BD & Jessie Smith, Glasgow;

Named on Hillhead High School War Memorial;



JOHN MCD S WYLIE


Reg Ho 1919 573/2 161 – John MacDonald Scott Wylie 25/5/1919, 7 Park Circus Place, Glasgow, parents Robert Wylie, solicitor, Westpark, Johnstone & Sybil Marguerita Acton 19/12/1907 Sale, Cheshire;

*John McDonald Scott Wylie admitted 1928 Kilmacolm;

Left School 1935;

Reg Ho – Death nil;

CWGC – John McDonald Scott Wylie, Pilot Office, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force, died 11/1/1941, 43698, Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery, Yorkshire;



ROBERT C MCEWAN

Reg Ho – Birth nil;

*Robert McEwan born 19/2/1921

*Robert Couper McEwen admitted 1929, Grange over Sands;

Left School 1936;

Reg Ho – Death nil;

CWGC – Robert Couper McEwan 20, Second Radio Officer, Merchant Navy, SS Embassage (Newcastle-on-Tyne), died 27/8/1941, Tower Hill Memorial, London, son of Ewan & GMJ McEwan;




GEORGE H ABBOTT


Reg Ho 1923 626/A1 124 – George Herbert Abbott 1/8/1923 Admiralty Pumping Station, Cadder, Bishopbriggs, parents Harry Ernest Abbott, mechanical engineer & Jessie Brown McLean Abbott, previously Milroy ms McIntosh 11/5/1918 Anderston, Glasgow;

*George Herbert Abbott admitted 1932 Glasgow;

Left School 1938;

Reg Ho – Death nil;

CWGC – George Herbert Abbott 20, Petty Officer Airman, Royal Navy, HMS “Tern”, died 1/5/1944, FX91510, Kirkwall (St Olaf’s) Cemetery, Orkney, son of Henry Ernest & Jessie Brown McIntosh Abbott, Glasgow;




JOSEPH F A GRANT


Birth – 31/12/1922 Malaya;

*Joseph Grant born 31/12/1922

*Joseph William Grant admitted 1933 Portobello;

Left School 1938;

CWGC – Joseph William Francis Grant 21, Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 20/2/1944, 1561577, Colinton Parish Churchyard, Southern Extension, Edinburgh, son of Gregor Allan Grant & Annabella Allan Grant, Portobello, Edinburgh;

(Gregor Allan Grant, manager, rubber plantation & Annabella Steele m 30/12/1920 Colinton Parish Church);

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