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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Greenside Parish Church, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Greenside Parish Church War Memorials, Edinburgh
Regent Road
Edinburgh

There are quite a few war memorials in this building to several local churches which merged together over the years and are now combined to form the congregation at Greenside.

The Greenside Parish Church war memorials take the form of a stained glass window behind the altar and four marble plaques in the entrance hall.

I have not got an image of the church here yet. It was another lovely rainy day in Edinburgh today. I will wait until it is a nice day to get a good image of the church and replace this text with the photograph.

It's a beautiful church inside, well kept and lovely and bright with several very impressive stained glass windows. It is nice to see a church that takes so much pride in all its war memorials. Not only are the they prominently displayed they even have photographs of the memorials if they don't have the originals.

When I went to get the photographs today all the church officers and members of the congragtion I spoke to were very helpful. They even tried to find a key to open a glass cabinet which had been closed for years. It was a pleasure to visit such a friendly church.

Although this plaque isn't a war memorial it is one of the personal memorial within the nave and I thought it worth posting out of interest.



All three brothers were the sons of Robert Stevenson and Thomas was the father of RLS.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stained glass windows. From the inscriptions it looks like only the central window is the war memorial. I'm afraid I was unable to use the flash on the camera within the nave so the images are a bit blurred.







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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Great War Plaques




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Second World War plaques




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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From “The Scotsman” 21st February 1921

GREENSIDE (Edinburgh) Parish Church

Yesterday the Rev. Professor Paterson dedicated a window and memorial tablets erected in the vestibule of the church to the memory of the seventy-two men of the congregation who fell in the war. The subject of the window was The Resurrection, and was designed by Mr Ballantine.
Professor Paterson said that, as a representative of the bereaved families, he wished to express their appreciation of the storied window and the marble tablets that would keep in honour the names of their beloved dead for many generations. It tempered their grief to reflect that those men could not have done otherwise than rally to the defence of their country in the hour of its deadly peril.
It was also no small consolation to know that the cause for which they fell had been crowned with an overwhelming victory, which broke in pieces the formidable Empire that had menaced the liberties of Europe and meditated the ruin of Great Britain. Nor had they lost faith in an overruling Providence, or lost the hope that, in spite of painful impressions to the contrary, the harvest from their labours and sacrifices would be reaped in a better, a happier, and a nobler world.
The memorials in bronze and marble were the shadows of a greater memorial, whose foundations had been laid by their hands and cemented by their blood.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Second World War names

1939 - 1945
ANDERSON COLIN K., Pte. ROYAL SCOTS
CAIRNS DAVID, Sgt. (AIRBORNE)
CAMPBELL DANIEL, SEAMAN R.N.
CHALMERS JAMES MARR, Sgt R.A.
COWNIE DAVID, TROOPER REC. CORPS
DUNCAN ALEX.D.MGRECOR, STOKER R.N.
FORD JAMES, Dvr. ROYAL CORPS SIGNALS
LAING D. A. KING LEWIS, GUNNER R.A.
BAILLIE ROBERT, L.Cpl 1st L&B.Y. (R.A.C.)

1939 1945

McKENZIE DAVID HAMILTON, R.E.M.E.(AIRBORNE)
O'NEILL DAVID SMITH, Cpl CAMERONIANS (S.R.)
PARK DAVID KELLOE, L.Cpl SCOTS GUARDS
RAE ROBERT WHIGHAM, Sgt CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
RICHARDSON JAMES ROSS, FLYING OFFr R.A.F.
RUGG JACK REDPATH, SAILOR MERCHANT NAVY
STRACHAN ALEX. TAYLOR, SERGt NAV. R.A.F.
STRACHAN ROBT ALEX Sgt R.C. SIG. (AIRBORNE.)

I used MS-One Note to copy the text from the photographs! Very little formatting was needed.
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ANDERSON, COLIN KINDNESS
Initials: C K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 22/03/1943
Service No: 3053544
Additional information: Son of William T. and Mary A. Anderson, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Brit. Sec. A. A. 5.
Cemetery: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY

2nd Royal Scots were captured at Hong Kong. Private Anderson must have been a Prisoner-of-War in Japan.

CAIRNS, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Unit Text: 12th (10th Bn. The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regt.]) Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 09/06/1944
Service No: 14208998
Additional information: Son of Ewen and Alice Cairns, of Edinburgh; husband of Isabella Cairns, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IIA. D. 5.
Cemetery: RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

Serjeant Cairns's battalion parachuted into Normandy on D-Day

CAMPBELL, DANIEL
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Aldergrove.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 23/08/1941
Service No: C/JX 248647
Additional information: Son of David and Mary Campbell, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 42, 2.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

S.S. Aldergrove was a Grangemouth built cargo steamer, torpedoed by U-201

CHALMERS, JAMES MARR
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 16 Bty., 2 H.A.A. Regt.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 20/07/1943
Service No: 853614
Additional information: Son of George Chalmers, and of Catherine Chalmers, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. E. 3.
Cemetery: MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY

COWNIE, DAVID STEPHEN GUNN
Initials: D S G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Unit Text: 43rd (2/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt.) Regt.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 24/06/1944
Service No: 2928189
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: BAYEUX MEMORIAL

DUNCAN, ALEXANDER DURHAM MCGREGOR
Initials: A D M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M. Submarine Sickle
Age: 24
Date of Death: 18/06/1944
Service No: D/KX 101132
Additional information: Son of Margaret Duncan, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 89, Column 3.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

HM Sub Sickle was lost in the Aegean with all hands.

FORD, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals
Unit Text: 3rd Div. Sigs.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 19/02/1945
Service No: 2356443
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. D. 2.
Cemetery: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY

LAING, DAVID ANDREW KING LEWIS
Initials: D A K L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 03/08/1945
Service No: 1105122
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N. C. 3.
Cemetery: LABUAN WAR CEMETERY

Another Prisoner-of-War of the Japanese. 155 Fd Regt RA were captured in Malaya in 1942. Gunner Laing endured over three and a half years of captivity only to die (or be killed?) just before VJ Day.

This name below must have been added at a later date since it is out of the alphabetical sequence.

BAILLIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: 1st Lothians and Border Horse
Age: 19
Date of Death: 05/06/1940
Service No: 7891946
Additional information: Son of William and Georgina Baillie, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 6.
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

1st L & BH were the armoured unit attached to the 51st (Highland) Division in 1939-40


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McKENZIE, DAVID HAMILTON
Initials: D H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Craftsman
Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Unit Text: 6 Tank Bde. Workshops
Age: 35
Date of Death: 24/06/1944
Service No: 7588020
Additional information: Husband of Isabella Mearing McKenzie, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 37-46.
Cemetery: LENHAM CEMETERY

Don't know where the (Airborne) reference came from on the memorial? Lenham Cemetery contains...R.E.M.E. personnel of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade workshop stationed between Lenham and Charing who were killed by a flying bomb on 24 June 1944

O'NEILL, DAVID SMITH
Initials: D S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 29/06/1944
Service No: 3250050
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 8.
Cemetery: ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX

PARK, DAVID KELLOC
Initials: D K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: between 01/11/1942 and 14/11/1942
Service No: 2697085
Additional information: Son of Adam B. and Jean Park, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 53.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

Is he David Kelloc or David Kelloe?

RAE, ROBERT WHIGHAM
Initials: R W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 24/07/1944
Service No: 2926053
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Alexandrina Rae, of Edinburgh; husband of Isabella Tayor Rae, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. B. 5.
Cemetery: BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY

RICHARDSON, JAMES ROSS
Initials: J R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 30/06/1945
Service No: 189100
Additional information: Son of Charles and Elizabeth Richardson, of Edinburgh Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 122.
Cemetery: MAALA CEMETERY, ADEN

RUGG, JACK REDPATH
Initials: J R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sailor
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Ben Lomond (Leith)
Age: 19
Date of Death: 24/11/1942
Additional information: Son of John Junner Rugg and Emma Rugg of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 16.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Locally registered ship SS Ben Lomond was torpedoed by U-172 and sank within 2 minutes. "The master, 44 crew members and eight gunners were lost. The sole survivor, the Chinese second mess steward Poon Lim, was rescued after an amazing 133 days alone on a Carley raft by a Brazilian fishing vessel east of Salinas and on 8 Apr, 1943 landed at Belém, Brazil."

STRACHAN, ALEXANDER TAYLOR
Initials: A T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Nav.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 21
Date of Death: 11/01/1943
Service No: 1341911
Additional information: Son of Robert Alexander and Mary H. Strachan, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 2.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CREMATORIUM

STRACHAN, ROBERT ALEXANDER
Initials: R A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals
Unit Text: 6th Airborne Div. Sigs.
Date of Death: 24/03/1945
Service No: 2339437
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 34. B. 11.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:17 pm    Post subject: Greenside Parish Church - Colin Kindness Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: KINDNESS
First name: Colin
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 05/09/1915
Service no: 5964
Memorial reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 24 September 1915




Last sentence of the article says "His parents reside in Edinburgh"
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