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Corstorphine UF & St Ninians Church, Edinburgh

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Corstorphine UF & St Ninians Church, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Location: 144 Saint John's Road, Corstorphine

A very neat and well looked after memorial in a bright and well looked after church



I couldn't get the spire in on my phone camera!



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BRASH, JAMES GOWANS
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Date of Death: 19/05/1941
Service No: 1940296
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Old Ground.
Cemetery: KIRKLISTON BURIAL GROUND

BUGLASS, ERIC ALEXANDER
Initials: E A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 118 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 29/07/1943
Service No: 146326
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mabel Alice Buglass, of Corstorphine, Edinburgh; husband of Muriel Hilda Buglass.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. J. Grave 1077.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (PIERSHILL) CEMETERY

CHALMERS, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Master
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: M.V. Edwy R. Brown (London)
Age: 56
Date of Death: 18/02/1941
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Chalmers; husband of Marion Chalmers, of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

http://www.aukevisser.nl/others/id667.htm

10,455 GRT for Oriental Tankers, Ltd., London (Hong Kong) 490.2 x 70.0 Tanker built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone
1940 - Oriental Trade & Transport Co., Ltd., London (Toronto)
Torpedoed and sunk by U 103, 17 Feb 1941, in convoy 59.50N-19.40W,
voyage Aruba via Bermuda - Liverpool, petroleum products,
missing since dropping from convoy 14 Feb, lost with all hands.

At 06.33 hours on 17 Feb, 1941, the Edwy R. Brown (Master Andrew Chalmers), a straggler from convoy HX-107, was torpedoed and sunk by U-103 southeast of Iceland. The master, 47 crew members and two gunners were lost. No survivors
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Lauder, Robert
Royal Air Force


MAITLAND, IAN
Initials: I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Lieutenant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 408 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn
Age: 37
Date of Death: 28/08/1942
Service No: 81408
Awards: D F C
Additional information: Son of John and Barbara Maitland, of Appin, Argyllshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Vault in north-west corner.
Cemetery: BOUSSU-LEZ-WALCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Miller, Ian
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
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MORRISON, ANGUS STEWART
Initials: A S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 05/12/1941
Service No: 190253
Additional information: Son of Donald and Jessie Stewart Morrison, of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. H. 19.
Cemetery: KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, LIBYA

Robertson, James
Royal Navy

ROBERTSON, THOMAS DURHAM
Initials: T D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 27
Date of Death: 16/01/1943
Service No: 119880
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Mary Louise Robertson, of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. F. Grave 88.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (CORSTORPHINE HILL) CEMETERY
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ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER MCGILL
Initials: A M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Phoebe
Age: 18
Date of Death: 23/10/1942
Service No: C/JX 318173
Additional information: Son of John Anderson Robertson and Catherine Willmot Robertson, of Corstorohine, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 58, 1.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

From U-Boat net: http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/4013.html
23 Oct 1942
[Light Cruiser] HMS Phoebe (Capt. C.P. Frend, RN) was torpedoed by U-161 off the Congo Estuary, while on passage to French Equatorial Africa. Her route was from Simonstown to Freetown, but the ship had to refuel at Pointe Noire. Two U-boats (U-161 and U-126) were patrolling that area by the time. After the hit, a corvette coming up from the harbour prevented the u-boat to finish off the cruiser. About 60 crew members were killed (and three more from malaria in the following days). After provisional repairs, Phoebe made to New York for definite repairs. It was an outstanding deed to go 10.000 miles with a hole 60' by 30' in size. The repairs were not completed until June 1943.


WARD, WILLIAM MIDDLETON
Initials: W M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 12 Sqdn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 12/06/1943
Service No: 1553630
Additional information: Son of William and Louisa Ward, of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 69. Row C. Coll. grave 20.
Cemetery: AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not surprisingly from the age of the church this is the former Free Church for Corstorphine Parish. In the First World War it was known as Corstorphine United Free Church. In 1929 when most UF churches renamed after the union with the established church this church became St Ninian's Corstorphine. It has not merged with any other congregation since its formation and it still seems to be a well looked after and active church.

A group of the congregation split away in 1929 and continued as a United Free congregation. That UF church still exists today in Corstorphine so there may well be a Second World War memorial there. I saw a sign for it today but wasn't able to visit it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:03 am    Post subject: C.S.M. John Stewart Morrison D.C.M. Reply with quote

WW1
John S. Morrison D.C.M. R.E.

CWGC
MORRISON, JOHN STEWART
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Service No: 28086
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 1st Signal Coy.
Awards: D C M (Distinguished Conduct Medal)
Grave Reference: I. E. 2.
Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Donald and Jessie Morrison, of Corstorphine, Midlothian.

SNWM
Surname: MORRISON
Firstname: J S
Service Number: 28086
Date Death: 26/09/1915
Decoration: D.C.M.
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Other: 1st Signal Coy.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank: C.S.M

(London Gazette 15th January 1915)
"For conspicuous gallantry at Langemark,
23rd-25th October, in voluntarily
carrying messages, under
heavy rifle and shell fire, and again
at Gheluvelt, on 31st October,
when he voluntarily repaired the
telephone line after others had
failed owing to the heavy fire.
"
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THOMSON, CHARLES

Rank: Private
Service No: 351431
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 9th Bn.
Panel Reference Bay 1 and 2.
Memorial ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. Charles Logan Thomson, M.A., LL.D., and Agnes I. Thomson, of "Ashdene," 48, Belgrave Rd., Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Also commemorated on the Hawick Roll of Honour
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