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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject: Canongate Parish Church WW1 Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location inside Canongate Church, Edinburgh at OS Map Ref NT 264 738.





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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to see the ranks for the Navy on the right, instead of on the left for the army. Never seen that before.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know what a Trans Sergt is?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyone know what a Trans Sergt is?


Transport ?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David McNay wrote:
Interesting to see the ranks for the Navy on the right, instead of on the left for the army. Never seen that before.


That is interesting. The only officer listed takes precedence I see.

WESTWOOD, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 321st Siege Bty.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 25/06/1917
Additional information: Son of the late David and Mary Westwood. M.A., Edinburgh University.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 16.
Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The only officer listed takes precedence I see.

This was usual, given the class sytem operating at the time.


Although Royal Navy, Dempster, Eagle and Keppie have no rank given.
There is no J Keppie on CWGC as RND. They are listed as RAMC and Royal Scots, both Edinburgh.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:20 am    Post subject: W Porterfield Pte GH Reply with quote

William Robert Porterfield Private 3632 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Canongate,M'lothian e Edinburgh Age 20 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 25/09/1915 Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: Navy & Army Ranks Reply with quote

David McNay wrote:
Interesting to see the ranks for the Navy on the right, instead of on the left for the army. Never seen that before.


The way I am thinking is that the Army can be categorised into Regiments,
To do the same for the Navy you would name the ship on which the person served.
HLI or RHF can be easily translated as Highland Light Infantry or Royal Highland Fusiliers, HMS Victorious takes up a lot of room and cannot really be abbreviated.
Maybe this is one answer where space is at a premium.
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Henry Fraser Cpl S/18013 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Canongate,M'lothian e Leith Killed in Action F&F 31/07/1917 (Pilkem Ridge) White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres B 101 Plot III Row H Grave 13
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