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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:25 pm    Post subject: Dalkeith High School Reply with quote

Dr Ken Bogle and the Midlothian Council's Library Service have identified this war memorial. I have added it to our database and I hope extra information can be added here at a later date.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: New Memorial Reply with quote

When the new campus was built the old memorial from Dalkeith High went missing, a new one has been made to replace it.




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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALEXANDER PEGGIE Private (265633) 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) Age 20.
Alexander was born in 1897 in Fairfield, Lassodie, Beath, Fife. Son of Robert and Jane or Jeannie (Masterton) Peggie of 38 The Square, Newtongrange, Midlothian. He joined the Home Office in October 1913 as a Temporary Boy Clerk and in December 1914 became an Assistant Clerk. He enlisted in April 1915 and went overseas in early 1916, serving in Egypt and Salonica before returning to Egypt and then Palestine.
Alexander was wounded at the battle for Beersheba but, while waiting for evacuation, was killed by an enemy shell on 21 November 1917. He is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery in Israel and is named on the Newtongrange War Memorial.

With thanks to John Duncan of this Forum and to staff at the Home Office for extra details.
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