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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Leith Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Leither

Can you give the CWGC details of the four casualties?
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which four ???

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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leither wrote:
Which four ?Leither


I think Jim is wondering about these names:

Leither wrote:
the CWGC erected 3 new headstones to 1WW victims who are buried in the cemetery but were in unmarked graves. Another name is to be inscribed on the memorial screen.


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam

Thanks.Andrew figured it out and sent me an e-mail earlier with details. One of the headstones appears to be a private one.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sent them on including photos by email
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:09 pm    Post subject: Drummer William Herriot, Scots Guards Reply with quote

A case for Drummer William Herriot as a service related death non comm (pulmonary TB) has now been accepted by MOD and his details added to the CWGC Debt of Honour Roll today.
He was a native of South Leith but was residing with his sister at Larbert at his death. His grave is unmarked.


Name: HERRIOTT, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Drummer
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 17
Date of Death: 09/01/1919
Service No: 15537
Additional information: Son of George and Christina Herriott, of Larbert.
N.B.: Recent research has shown that Drummer Herriott is buried here.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Section 1. Lair 272
Cemetery: LARBERT CEMETERY




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject: L/Cpl. James MacNaughton, Northumberland Fusiliers Reply with quote

A case for L/Cpl. James MacNaughton as a service related death non comm (pulmonary TB) has now been accepted by MOD and his details added to the CWGC Debt of Honour Roll today.
He died at home, 67 East Trinity Road, Leith. His grave is marked by a private headstone


Name: MacNAUGHTON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 07/03/1916
Service No: 3743
Additional information: Son of James and Helen MacNaughton, of Leith.
N.B.: Recent research has shown that Lance Corporal MacNaughton is buried here
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Section C Grave 483
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (WARRISTON) CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent news Jim.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk/exhibits/Leith_ROH.htm
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Walter Baird GH Reply with quote

Walter Baird Private 399 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b N.Leith,Midlothian e Edinburgh Age 23 Died of Wounds West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 01/11/1914 Son of Peter Baird, of 8, George St., Leith, Edinburgh. Soldiers Effects: Fa: Peter. Bro John Sis Helen. Service Returns: 117/AF 129. Harlebeke New British Cemetery B 140 Plot XVII Row D 2/6 ADJ 01-05-15 P3 Daily Record 09-01-15 P3 The Scotsman 01-05-15 P11
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: George Borthwick GH Reply with quote

George Borthwick Private S/15742 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b S. Leith, Midlothian e Leith Age 23 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 02/04/1917 Son of William and Isabella Borthwick, of 15, Pitt St., Leith, Edinburgh. Soldiers Effects: Fa: William Mo: Isabella. H A C Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mein Fr 0568 Plot III Row F Grave 13 The Scotsman 05-05-17 P9: Leith
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: George Swan Reply with quote

SWAN, GEORGE
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 22845
Date of Death: 22/03/1918
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 10th/11th Bn.
Panel Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
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In 1915, while stationed at Currie, George married Ann Cunningham in Stirling. Her brother, John Cunningham, (23349 KOSB) died of wounds at a military hospital in Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland in 1919. He is buried in St Ninian's Old Churchyard (although no stone has been found). Both George and John are commemorated on the Stirling civic war memorial and on the memorial within St Ninian's Old Parish Church.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Alfred Stewart Adams MGC Reply with quote

Alfred Stewart Adams Pte 8374 90th Machine Gun Corps b Reading e Leith Age 23 Died of Wounds F & F 11/08/1916 Son of John & Annie (nee Stewart) Adams, Leith, Edinburgh.
Birth Index b 1893 Newbury. 1901 Census Leith: 72 Newhaven Rd; Father's Occ: Paper Maker Finisher. Formerly 13434 Gordons. Abbeville Communal Cemetery Fr 0051 Plot VI Row C Grave 7 The Scotsman 12-09-16 P8: Leith
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Alexander Fairfoull Pte S/10154 1st Gordon Highlanders b W.Calder, M'lothian e Leith Age 19 Killed in Action F&F 18/08/1916 Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fairfoull, of 40, Albany St., Leith, Edinburgh. Soldiers Effects: Robert. Mo: Catherine. Service Returns: 117/AF 19 Age 20. Soldiers Will 8 Pages. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C ADJ 21-09-16 P3: Leith
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