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belsyde



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Linlithgow School War Memorial Reply with quote

Hi

I have pictures of the Memorial in Linlithgow Academy.

I spoke to the History Teacher at the school as they are happy to have the memorial put on line, no kids in the picture.

I am also going round Linlithgow and checking all the clubs etc to see if I can photograph any memorial they have. If this ok would again be happy to pass them on.

Frances
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frances,

A wonderful and appreciated effort. We would be delighted to see any war memorials that you can find to post.

rgds.,
Mark
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've time, it might be worth checking out Donaldson's on Preston Road.

I imagine there'd have been a memorial at the old Donaldson's College building at Haymarket (which was used to house WWII prisoners of war).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

On a 'Doors Open Day' a few years ago I visited Donaldson's College at Haymarket. they mentioned its role in the Second World War but I don't recall seeing a memorial. That's not to say there wasn't one though and it may well be worth asking.

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lost in tilloy



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I've got this photocopy of a Great War memorial & ROH in my file which indicates that it was from Donaldson's College in Edinburgh. I'd scribbled the source on it:

"A Silent Destiny: A brief history of Donaldson's College and the origins of education of deaf children in Edinburgh..." by George Montgomery, published by Scottish Publishers Workshop, 1997, Page 32

Adam, if you want me to copy this into a seperate topic under 'Edinburgh Schools' let me know.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lost in tilloy wrote:
Adam, if you want me to copy this into a seperate topic under 'Edinburgh Schools' let me know.


LIT

Please start a new thread under Edinburgh Schools. Until we know otherwise I think we should include it in Edinburgh because we don't know if the memorial has moved.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I will contact Donaldsons School to see if it has moved with the school.

Frances
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Linlithgow Academy Memorial Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LINLITHGOW ACADEMY



L Pro <> Patria A



These Former Pupils of Linlithgow Academy
Gave their lives for conscience Ling and Country in the Great War 1914 – 19


2/Lt Andrew W.D. Royal Scots 21/03/1918
Pte Arnot J. Scottish Rifles 24/03/1918
Gnr Cockburn R.L. Machine Gun Corp 21/01/1917
Cpl Cowan H.D. Cycle Corps 17/06/1917
2/Lt Dougal J.B. Royal Scots 01/07/1916
Pte Douglas A. Royal Scots 30/03/1915
Pte Dymock B.S. Royal Scots 23/07/1916
2/Lt Foot D.V. Royal Flying Corp 04/05/1917
L/Cpl Fyfe J.T. A&S Highlands 16/11/1916
Pte Hardie T. Royal Scots 09/04/1917
Pte Macdonald E. Canadian Infantry 10/05/1917
Lt Macdonald H. MC 13th Hussars 05/07/1918
Pte McEwen J. Scottish Rifles 14/10/1918
Pte McKay J. Seaforth Highlands 03/06/1917
Lt Main J.A. Royal Engineers 23/03/1918
Pte Moffat J.M. HAC Infantry 23/04/1917
Pte Ramsay R. KOS Borderers 18/08/1918
Pte Smillie D.N. Royal Scots Fusiliers 11/04/1917
Lt Smith G.P. Royal Scots 12/04/1917
L/Cpl Watt G.T, Highland Light Infantry 28/05/1915
Capt Wilson G.A. Royal Garrison Arty 12/07/1917
2/Lt Wilson J.M. Royal Garrison

25/07/1917
L/Cpl Wright W. Gordon Highlanders 26/10/1917

THEIR – NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Pte Burns G.F. Royal Scots 14/07/1916
L/Cpl Young W. KR Rifles 03/10/1918
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman 26 June 1920.

    WAR MEMORIAL AT LINLITHGOW ACADEMY

    Lieutenant-General Sir Frances Davies, commanding the forces in Scotland, yesterday afternoon unveiled a memorial tablet in Linlithgow Academy to former pupils of the Academy to the number of 25 who fell in the war. The ceremony was performed in presence of the parents of the fallen boys, also of the pupils of the school and the local companies of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the above men are listed on family gravestone inscriptions in Linlithgow Cemetery, see:

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=228&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=105&mforum=scottishwargraves

Pte Arnot J. Scottish Rifles
Gnr Cockburn R.L. Machine Gun Corp
Cpl Cowan H.D. Cycle Corps
2/Lt Dougal J.B. Royal Scots
Pte Dymock B.S. Royal Scots
Pte Macdonald E. Canadian Infantry (Brother of)
Lt Macdonald H. MC 13th Hussars
Lt Main J.A. Royal Engineers
Lt Smith G.P. Royal Scots
Capt Wilson G.A. Royal Garrison Arty (Brother of)
2/Lt Wilson J.M. Royal Garrison
L/Cpl Wright W. Gordon Highlanders

One man is also buried there:

Name: DOUGLAS, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 30/03/1915
Service No: 2462
Additional information: Son of Robert and Marion Deans Douglas, of Nether Parkley, Linlithgow. Born at Whitekirk, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 393.
Cemetery: LINLITHGOW CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: William Wright Reply with quote

William Wright Lance Corporal S/14807 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Linlithgow e Edinburgh Age 22 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 26/10/1917 Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 135 to 136
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYFE, James Tait

Brother of Sapper John Fyfe, Royal Engineers, Railway Operating Division, No. 218683 & WR.262816

CWGC:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/7th Battalion
No: 3004
Date of Death: 16th November 1916
Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial. Panel Ref: Pier and Face 15A and 16C

SNWM:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
No: 3004
Date of Death: 16th November 1916
Theatre of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

Soldiers Died in the Great War: James T. Fyfe, Lance Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/7th Bn., No. 3004. Resided Balfron. Enlisted Alloa. Killed in action 16th November 1916

Army Register of Soldier’s Effects: James Tait Fyfe, Lance Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 7th Bn.,
No. 3004. Killed in action 16th November 1916. Father James Fyfe

Medal Entitlement (Medal Card Index): James T. Fyfe, Private/Lance Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, No. 3004. Killed in action 16th November 1916. British War, Victory and 15 Star Medals

Commemorated: Balfron Civic Memorial and Linlithgow Academy Memorial

1901 Census (transcription), Living at 11 Strawberry Bank, Linlithgow
Father James Fyfe, age 39, Railway Clerk, born Dunbartonshire
JAMES T. FYFE, age 6, Scholar, born Linlithgow
Siblings John Fyfe, age 8. Scholar, born Linlithgow
William Fyfe, age 4, born Linlithgow
David T. Fyfe, age 2, born Linlithgow

1911 Census), Living at Balfron Station, Balfron
Father James Fyfe, age 49, Station Master, born Bowling, Dunbartonshire
Mother Margaret E. Fyfe, age 46, born Linlithgow (Married 19 years, 7 children born, 7 still living)
JAMES T. FYFE, age 16, Apprentice Electrical Engineer, born Linlithgow
Siblings John Fyfe, age 18. Railway Clerk, born Linlithgow
William Fyfe, age 14, Railway Clerk, born Linlithgow
David T. Fyfe, age 12, Scholar, born Linlithgow
Jeanie Fyfe, age 9, Scholar, born Linlithgow
Peter Fyfe, age 6, Scholar, born Balfron
Thomas Fyfe, age 4, born Balfron

Stirling Observer, 14th November 1914, ‘Roll of Honour’
Private James Fyfe, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Glasgow Herald, 29th November 1916
Killed in action, 16th November, Lance Corporal James Tait Fyfe, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, aged 22 years, dearly loved second son of James and Margaret Fyfe, Station House, Balfron.

Stirling Observer, 2nd December 1916, Killed in Action – Lance Corporal James Tait Fyfe’
The news of another death through this cruel war in the person of Lance Corporal James Tait Fyfe, second son of Mr. James Fyfe, Station-master, has caused feelings of deep regret. Lance Corporal Fyfe was the second son of Mr. James Fyfe, agent, Balfron Station. He enlisted shortly after war was declared and after the short period of six weeks in which he was in training, he went to France. He was gassed, but after recovery went to the front again. He had been in the fighting since. He was killed in action on the 16th November. Deceased was 22 years of age, a most likeable young man, refined, intelligent above average and to all appearance had a successful future. He was educated at Balfron Public School and also in Linlithgow Academy. Mr. nand Mrs. Fyfe and family have the deep sympathy of the community in their sore trial.
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