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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Daniel Stewart's & Melville College Reply with quote




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The following paragraph is extracted from the 1955 Daniel Stewart’s College Centenary history:

In 1922, the cenotaph which stands in front of the school was raised.
It was designed by William Carruthers Laidlaw,
a Former Pupil of the school, in the form of a
simple obelisk of dressed freestone, thirty feet high,
on a pedestal which is placed on an elevated platform.
On three sides are decorative bronze panels with
elaborate symbolism recording the names of the dead.
The memorial was unveiled by John Buchan (Lord Tweedsmuir)
on the 24th of February, 1922.

In 2002, extensive repair and restoration work was
carried out on the memorial. This included the addition
of two bronze plaques commemorating the First World War dead
of the Edinburgh Institution and the
Second World War dead of Melville College.
The names of the EI/MC fallen are recorded on a
bronze plaque on permanent display in the schools library.
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George Duddingston Simpson – age 32 – Second Lieutenant: 1/4th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Formerly Sergeant (2756 & 250700) 2/5th Battalion, Royal Scots. (Source: Medal Card)
George was a teacher at Dumfries Academy. He had been educated at Daniel Stewart's College in Edinburgh and at Edinburgh University where he was awarded hi M.A. In 1906. He enlisted as a Private in the Royal Scots in November 1914 and was commissioned in March 1917. He went to France in April 1917 and was killed near Ypres.
(Source: Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen, London Gazette 9 March 1917 Page:2394 and D&G Standard 21/11/1917 p.3)
Born 1885 in St. Andrew, Edinburgh. (Source:GRoS – Birth Register)
Son of the late John Hutchison Simpson and of Ellen Simpson of 17 Clarence Street, Edinburgh.
(Source: D&G Standard 21/11/1917 p.3 and 1891 & 1901 census)
Missing in Action on 22 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Named on the Dumfries Academy memorial as: SIMPSON G. D. 2/LT. MASTER ROYAL SCOTS.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:54 am    Post subject: James Scobie GH Reply with quote

James Scobie Second Lieutenant 4th Bn. Gordon Highlanders attd. 9th Bn. b Edinburgh 29/04/1881 Age 36 Died of Wounds West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 03/08/1917 Son of James Scobie, Chemist, of Edinburgh. Mother Margaret Stalker. 1891 Census: 29 Alva St; 1901 Census: Occ: Dentist Apprentice. Played for Stewartonians half-back 1898 to 1905. Probate Will date: 15 Mar 1918: 145 Finchley Rd; Middlesex. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe B 007 Plot III Row B Grave 01 Evening Despatch 06-09-17 P3: Edinburgh
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