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WOODHAVEN, MARS TRAINING SHIP WW1

 
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corinne mills



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: WOODHAVEN, MARS TRAINING SHIP WW1 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corinne

I have edited the title of this post as this memorial is in Woodhaven. I canít find Peacehaven on any map, is it Woodhaven you mean? Since it is a ship rather than a community memorial I am also moving it from Civic to Regiments & Units section in Fife.

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corinne mills



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry Adam - yes you are right its Woodhaven
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam

There is a Peacehaven just along the road from Brighton, East Sussex. A long way from Scotland and was only created after the First World War hence its name.
I have no idea whether there is any connection with this Peacehaven and Scotland.

Tony

Sorry I should have addressed that to Corrinne
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE "MARS" TRAINING SHIP



The "Mars" was built in 1840 and was engaged in the Crimean War and afterwards on the Mediteranean Station. Originaly designed for 81 guns, the ship was reduced to 61 guns when heavier ordnace was introduced.

A fine specimen of the older type of British battleship, the "Mars" was moored in the Tay on the 17th of August, 1869, for the purpose of being used as a training-ship for boys without suitable homes, or beyond the control of parents. It was licensed for 400 boys and the education was thoroughly practical. Besides seamanship, instruction was given in metal-work, wood-work, shoemaking, tailoring and sail-making. During the year the ships brig, the "Francis Molison", used to cruise round the coast with a compliment of 70 or 80 boys until it was sold in 1919.

Over 6000 boys were trained on the "Mars" during its time in the Tay.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: Mars Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for newspaper cutting.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Unveiling Reply with quote

According to Gordon Douglas` book "We`ll send ye tae the Mars" the memorial was unveiled on 21 April 1921 by Principal J Yule Mackay of University College.
The 1919 Accounts book apparently lists 170 boys who died.
I will endeavour to find this list and put it on the Forum.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The list is in Gordon Douglas` new book "Sons of the Mars".
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: Lionel Griffin-Instructor Reply with quote

Lionel Griffin taught on board the Mars from 1911 to 1914 when he went to Dens Road school in Dundee.He joined the Tank Corps in 1915 and was killed in 1917.


Lionel Ignatius Leslie Griffin
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Son of Joseph&Ellen Griffin,20 Cornwallis Crescent,Bristol;husband of Beatrice,52 Seymour Road,Bishopton,Bristol
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