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Lieut Desmond P Minchin - Christ Church Duns (Episcopal)

 
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Merseman



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Location: Duns, Berwickshire

PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Lieut Desmond P Minchin - Christ Church Duns (Episcopal) Reply with quote

UKNIWN: 54103

Quote:

CWGC
MINCHIN, HENRY DESMOND PENKIVEL
Rank:Lieutenant
Service No:293275
Date of Death:01/07/1944
Age:21
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
6th Bn.
Grave ReferenceII. B. 12.
CemeteryBAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of A. A. F. and Kathleen Winifred Minchin, of Cruicksfield, Berwickshire.

SNWM
Surname MINCHIN
Firstname Henry D P
Service number 293275
Date of death 01/07/1944
Decoration
Place of birth Sussex
Other
SNWM roll THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank Lieut
Theatre of death Western Europe Campaign, 1944-45


Remembered by an attractive window and accompanying plaque in Christ Church Duns (the Scottish Episcopal Church). In a nice touch, it ends with mention of Private Delaney and further 15 NCOs and men who died in the action in which Lieut Minchin died.

He appears on the church WW2 plaque and roll.

Cruicksfield is in the neighbouring parish of Bonkyl & Preston.

No names were added to its WW1 civic memorial, but he may be noted on the plaque in Bonkyl Parish Church if it wasn't congregational.

EDIT: He's on Bonkyl's WWII plaque, and font.













If this is the Private Harvey mentioned he died 8 days later:
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2339842/HARVEY,%20JAMES
although this entry says 6th Battalion - Minchin was 1st Battalion.
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Merseman



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned above: Minchin was from the parish of Bonkyl & Preston, to the immediate east of Duns.

A chance lifting of Bonkyl's font lid revealed a small plaque on underside.

I've not been able to establish yet if Colonel Molesworth died in service.






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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From thepeerage.com
Colonel William Molesworth was born on 30 December 1865. He is the son of Lt.-Col. Anthony Oliver Molesworth and Anne Elizabeth Smith. He married Winifred Anne Weeks, daughter of Thomas Earle Weeks, on 9 March 1893. He died on 27 February 1951 at age 85
He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine (M.B.). He was educated Bristol and Durham Us. He graduated with a Bachelor of Surgery (B.S.). He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Indian Medical Service. He was registered as a Member, Royal College of Surgeons (M.R.C.S.). He was registered as a Licentiate, Royal College of Physicians, London (L.R.C.P.). He was Colonel IMS, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, Surgn to Governor Madras and 190508 and Viceroy India 1904, Dep Dir Medical Serv HQ India 1916, served Wuntho Field Force Burma 1891 (medal with clasp) in 1899. He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) in 1914 and as a Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1918.
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