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Prestonpans War Memorial, East Lothian
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only reference I can find of John Gauson of Prestonpans in The Scotsman was in August 1939 when he was convicted of claiming unemployment benefit while working.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Brown Reply with quote

WW1
J. Brown

(Glasgow Herald 17th Dec 1914)
"The death of Private John Brown, No. 5392, H Company, Section D, Cameron Highlanders is reported. Private Brown, who was a reservist, was employed at Dalry Gas Works, and was much respected. He was about 32 years of age, married and had three of a family, his home being in Templand Road, Dalry."

CWGC
Name: BROWN, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 5392
Date of Death: 24/10/1914
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Elizabeth Cunningham Brown, of 205, High St., Prestonpans, Edinburgh.

SNWM
Surname: BROWN
Firstname: John
Service Number: 5392
Date Death: 24/10/1914
Place of birth: Prestonkirk Haddingtonshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Pte. Harold Sydney Wallace Reply with quote

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H.S. Wallace

(Glasgow Herald 15th April 1915)
"Killed in France on 8th inst. Harold S. Wallace, aged 22, 8th Battalion The Royal Scots, son of James Wallace, Castle View, Prestonpans."

"Private Harold S. Wallace, 8th Royal Scots, killed in action in France on 8th inst. was one of five sons of Mr James Wallace, schoolmaster, Prestonpans, all of whom are serving with the colours. Educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh, Private Wallace was the champion athlete in 1911, and also played as wing three-quarter in the fifteen for some seasons. After leaving school he on occasion lent his services to the Heriot's Scool Former Pupils Club but devoted most of his attention to the association game. being a back in the Tranent Juniors eleven, which won the East of Scotland Junior Cup last season. A clerk in the excise in Sheffield when hostilities began, he at once rejoined his regiment at Haddington, and had been at the front for some months. He was 22."

CWGC
WALLACE, H S
Rank: Private
Service No: 893
Date of Death: 08/04/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 7.
Cemetery: RUE-DU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX
Additional Information: Son of James Wallace, J.P., F.E.I.S., of 54, Joppa Rd., Portobello, Edinburgh.

SNWM
Surname: WALLACE
Firstname: Harold Sydney
Service Number: 893
Date Death: 08/04/1915
Place of birth: Prestonpans Haddingtonshire
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:52 pm    Post subject: prestonpans war memorial miss spelt surname Reply with quote

to whom it may concern as descendent of one of the named on this war memorial J WATTERS it is carved as WATERS as this is a very Prestonpans name can it be corrected at this late date.Thank you JW.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:29 pm    Post subject: Nisbet Brothers Reply with quote

Three brothers, Samuel, James and Robert Heatlie Nisbet are remembered on this memorial:

Name: NISBET, SAMUEL FERGUSON
Initials: S F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 02/07/1917
Service No: 7068
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Ferguson Nisbet, of 13, Front St., Cuthill, Prestonpans, Haddingtonshire. One of three brothers who fell in the War. Born at Broxburn, Linlithgowshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. N. 40.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN

Name: Samuel Nisbet
Birth Place: Broxburn, Linlithgow
Residence: Prestonpans, Haddington
Death Date: 2 Jul 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borders
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: 7068
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre



Name: NISBET, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 6th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 30/09/1918
Service No: 6351
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Ferguson Nisbet, of 13, Front St., Cuthill, Prestonpans, Haddingtonshire. Born at Broxburn, West Lothian. His brother Samuel also fell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 24.
Cemetery: DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY


Name: James Nisbit
Birth Place: Broxburn, Linlithgow
Residence: Prestonpans, Midlothian
Death Date: 30 Sep 1918
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Cuthill, Midlothian
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borders
Battalion: 6th Battalion
Regimental Number: 6351
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre



Robert Heatlie Nisbet, 413139, Royal Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport, was called up on 24 July 1918 and discharged unfit for service on 9 Feb 1919. He died on 17 Nov 1919 at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

I have posted about Robert in the Queries Section.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: prestonpans war memorial miss spelt surname Reply with quote

john walker wrote:
to whom it may concern as descendent of one of the named on this war memorial J WATTERS it is carved as WATERS as this is a very Prestonpans name can it be corrected at this late date.Thank you JW.
after some research which may not be fully accurate , the name maybe correct as J WATERS as i have found the full list of the WATTERS who served 1914/18 these were my Grandfathers brothers and cousins 7 in number all survived some with wounds like my Grandfather . there was a J WATERS who lived and worked in nearby Newcraighall/Musselburgh hope this helps somebody somewhere in their research JW
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Sgt. Thomas Vevers Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
CWGC
Name: VEVERS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 18/05/1915
Service No: 126
Additional information: Husband of Euphemia Cunningham Vevers, of 207, High St., Prestonpans, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. E. 3.
Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: VEVERS
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 126
Date Death: 18/05/1915
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Sgt
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T Vevers is also listed on Crookston war memorial Inveresk Kirkyard (newly refurbished) his wife was my grandmothers cousin. I have a photograph taken 1920/21 3 Cunningham women all war widows two were my grandmothers sisters ,Eliz married to J brown (5392) Roy married to P H Mckinlay(325336) his son was also lost WW11 on HMS Auckland MED 1941. this picture was taken on Prestonpans shore along with their children .
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: his given name is George peter McKinlay Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Herea are the name panels. I finally got round to downloading them:

Note C.P. McKinlay's name on the WW2 panel has been amended at some point




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George peter McKinlay was the son of P H Mckinlay KIA WW1 see memorial, George peter was lost at sea WW11 MED on HMS Auckland 1941
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: John Edmond GH Reply with quote

John Edmond Private 3/10491 9th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Prestonpans e Prestonpans Age 17 Died of Wounds Pas de Calais, France 25/09/1915 Soldiers Effects: Widow: Margaret. St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos Fr 0551 Plot III Row J Grave 33
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:42 pm    Post subject: James Darroch Reply with quote

James Darroch Pte 771 8th Royal Scots b New Monklands e Prestonpans r Prestonpans Died of Wounds F & F 03/08/1916 Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe Fr 0833 Plot III Row B Grave 09 Old Meldrum & Prestonpans
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