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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:41 am    Post subject: Edinburgh Academy Reply with quote

The Gymnasium building at Edinburgh Academy is the school's war memorial.
The WW1 plaques are on either side of the main doorway.
The WW2 plaques are mounted above the lower doors.
Photograph from Margaret and Graham Wright of Gatehouse of Fleet.
www.gatehouse-folk.org.uk



The WW1 Plaques




The WW2 Plaques






There are Rolls of Honour linked to the names on these plaques.
See: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=7517
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jusr a reminder that it wasn't all young men.....

LENOX-CONYNGHAM, HUBERT MAXWELL
Rank:Major
Trade:Brevet Lt. Col.
Date of Death:15/03/1918
Age:47
Regiment/Service:Army Veterinary Corps
Fifth Army
Awards:D S O, Mentioned in Despatches
Grave ReferenceIn North-West part.
CemeteryKILGOBBIN BURIAL GROUND
Additional Information:
D.D.V.S. Born in Dublin. Son of Col. Sir William and Lady Lenox-Conyngham; husband of Eva Lenox-Conyngham (nee Darley), of The Paddocks, Kilsby, Rugby. Served in Somaliland Campaign (Mentioned in Despatches).

LENOX-CONYNGHAM, JOHN STAPLES MOLESWORTH
Rank:Lieutenant Colonel
Date of Death:03/09/1916
Age:54
Regiment/Service:Connaught Rangers
Cdg. 6th Bn.
Grave ReferenceR. 33.
CemeteryCARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Third son of Sir Wm. F. Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., of Spring Hill, Moneymore, Co. Londonderry; husband of the late Violet Lenox-Conyngham (nee Donaldson). Served with 1st and 2nd Bn. Connaught Rangers from 1881 to 1911; recalled Oct., 1914, to command 6th Bn., which he trained from its beginning. Proceeded to France, Oct., 1915.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gilmour, A refers to Captain Allan Gilmour, Lovat Scouts of The Vale of Leven and Rosehall.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott-Moncrieff, W

This officer is also listed on the Muckhart War Memorial and Crook of Devon War Memorial

SCOTT-MONCRIEFF, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Brigadier General
Regiment/Service: General Staff
Unit Text: Cdg. 156th Brigade
Secondary Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
Secondary Unit Text: formerly
Age: 57
Date of Death: 28/06/1915
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. C. 132.
Cemetery: TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note a 'D' name has been removed.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Note a 'D' name has been removed.

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Very interesting, i wonder if the casualty was later found to be alive or what the story was?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Roll of Honour book at home. I will check tonight.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The missing man is Thomas Davidson-2nd Lt Cameron Highlanders 1916 then Flight Commander RFC.Listed as missing so presumably he turned up!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand that exactly what happened but I don't have the detail.

Medal card of Davidson, Thomas
Cameron Highlanders Second Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Captain

There is some kind of school research project in hand.
I put Adam in touch with the contact person.

Update see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=72704#72704

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JH Thomson (John Harvey) is also remembered on the Stirling memorial and Roll of Honour and on the St Columba's church memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[i]Stirling Observer - October 15th 1918
Missing Stirling Airman: Lieutenant J H Thomson
Second Lieutenant John Harvey Thomson, observer, Royal Air Force, is reported missing since Wednesday 9th October. Lieutenant Thomson is the elder son of ex-Provost and Mrs Thomson, Park Terrace and is twenty years of age. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and played in the 2nd XV and was for a time in Edinburgh University OTC. He afterwards joined the RAF and underwent training at St Leonards, Bath and other places, obtaining his commission in the first week of July this year. He was at once sent to France and has since been actively engaged in the arduous and hazardous work undertaken by the RAF.[/i]

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THOMSON, J H
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 09/10/1918
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force 107th Sqdn. and 5th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Grave Reference XVIII B. 12.
Cemetery CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen:

THOMSON, JOHN HARVEY (b. 1898).
Edinburgh Academy. University O.T.C. Artillery, Aug. 1916 to May 1917,
Cadet; Officer Cadet May 1917. 5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Private Oct. 1917.
R.A.F., Cadet Dec. 1917; 2nd Lieut. (Observer) July 1918. France; Marne, and Somme. Killed near Thulin on 9th October 1918.

From CWGC:
A number of bodies were re-interred in the Cement House Cemetery including from - THULIN NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, which contained the graves of eight British soldiers of August 1914 and two R.A.F. officers of October 1918.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for that, Ken.
I didn't realise CWGC had the bit about re-interring some bodies. We can't be certain John Thomson was one of them but it looks pretty likely.

I'm writing profiles of all the lads on the church war memorial for the monthly newsletter (possibly then compiled into a booklet "for posterity") so any information is very welcome.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

columba wrote:
Thank you for that, Ken.
I didn't realise CWGC had the bit about re-interring some bodies. We can't be certain John Thomson was one of them but it looks pretty likely.


The GWGC have now published the original paperwork for each burial. In Thomson's case it shows he was originally buried in Thulin New Communal Cemetery alongside some German dead.

Most concentrations happened in the immediate post-war period, especially in Belgium, however the British graves in Thulin were concentrated as late as 1954.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4032559/THOMSON,%20J%20H

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IAN MALCOLM AITKEN.
John Malcolm Aitken age 19 Second Lieutenant, "D" Battery, 82nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Ian was educated at Warriston School in Moffat, Dumfriesshire and at Edinburgh Academy and was a cadet in the Edinburgh University Officer Training Corps from April to December 1917. He was commissioned in June 1918 and went to France on 26 September. Ian was wounded in action on 10 October near Le Cateau during the battle of Cambrai, and died two days later.
Born 1899 in St. Mungo, Dumfriesshire. Son of John Malcolm Aitken and Isobella Wilson Aitken of Norwood House, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 12 October 1918 and buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.
Also named on the Warriston School Memorial, on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen, on the St. Mungo Parish memorial in the parish church in Kettleholm, Dumfriesshire, on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the St. Cuthbert Church Memorial in Lockerbie.
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