The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project
(Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

new war memorial considered Newbattle parish church

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> General
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Keptie



Joined: 24 Feb 2009
Posts: 818

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: new war memorial considered Newbattle parish church Reply with quote

A friend of mine Lt Col W O Chisholme TD has brought to my attention his newspaper story re his church at Dalkieth

APPEAL FOR CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL NAME CALL:


NEWBATTLE PARISH CHURCH is to erect a memorial to the local people who died in WW2 and is calling on suggestions to add names to its list.

The Provisional list is 53 names for the memorial , compiled by local historian and Advertiser contributor JOHN DUNCAN , includes some men not featured on civic memorials in the parish of NEWBATTLE .
John is calling on people to inform him of any names they think should be on the list .
He said," A couple of years ago I said to Rev Sean Swindells its a shame you don't have a WW2 memorial . He agreed and set the ball rolling , and now Rev Malcolm Muir who has taken over has kept it going.
"I think its brilliant that the parish is recognising the WW2 servicemen, some of them have never been recognised in 70 years and its about time that was put to bed .
I know some of the relatives of guys that have been missed out and they feel that they have been snubbed and their service and sacrifice hasn't been recognised .
"Like Barrie Jones from Newtongrange , he died in Singapore in 1946. He was born in Newtongrange , his wife was from Gowkshill , so the council said he should go on the Gorebridge war memorial , but of course they said it should be on the Newtongrange , so he did n't end up on either memorial .
"his daughter has never had a war memorial to visit to remember her Dad, I have been trying for years to get him the recognition he deserves."
The Church hopes to have the memorial in place by Remembrance Sunday in NOVEMBER to add to the WW1 memorial already there .
The Provisional memorial list is
John F Allan, James F Beveridge, William H Bonsor , Alex Burnett, Peter Burnett, William Campbell, Hector C Clark., John S Coleman, William Currie , James Dea, Edward B Dick, W R Dickson, William Dodds, Harold Finlay, Adam A Ford, James C Forrest , Ronald Fraser, Charles M. Gowrie, John Hadden, Brodie D Haldane , Robert Hails, David Hamilton , John Herbert , James Holgate , David Hunter, Alexander Hunter , James F Hughes, Robert L. Jack, Barrie Jones , George C Johnston, Zibigniew Kozlowski, Charles C Law, John Livingstone , Douglas Mackenzie, Malcolm McLean, Peter J McLeod, William Meek , Robert Y Moffat, Thomas C MOffat, George Noble , John B Paxton, Nicol Peacock , George W Raper, Ninian Roberts , William A Scott, Archie Thomson, David Trist, John Webster, Joseph White , Hugh Whitehead, Andrew D Wilson, William S Wilson

If you have any suggestions to add to the list of names for the WW2 memorial at Newbattle Parish Church please email
john.duncan@virgin.net

(The newspaper reporter was Kevin Quinn and his email address is
Kevin.quinn@jpress.co.uk



hope ive transcribed all these names for your info


pat w Anderson
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> General All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com