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mhomac



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: Edinburgh, Duddingston Golf Club. Reply with quote

Thanks to the Golf Club professional and staff of the Golf Club for locating this bronze memorial which was on the floor behind a cabinet in the Secretary's office.
We moved the memorial in front of a cabinet which made photographing the memorial slightly difficult!



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an inscription at the bottom of the memorial which reads "they played the game". Quite appropriate for those from the golf club who gave their lives.

Here are a few

FAIRMAN, H A
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Service No: 147
Date of Death: 30/04/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: T. 395.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (GRANGE) CEMETERY

GOSLEY, GEORGE ANDREW HAY
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 16/10/1916
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/9th Bn.
attd. 1st/14th Bn. London Regiment (London Scottish)
Grave Reference: Officers, B. 1. 31.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Gosley, of 34, Montpelier Park, Edinburgh.

MOFFAT, HUGH FRANCIS BAILLIE
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 27/09/1918
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 8th Bn.
Awards: M C
Grave Reference: F. 41.
Cemetery: BEAUMETZ CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, BEAUMETZ-LES-CAMBRAI
Additional Information: Son of Lucy Antonia Robertson (formerly Moffat), of 2, Carlton St., Edinburgh, and the late William John Moffat.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The London Gazette Publication date:29 November 1918 Supplement:31043 Page:14220

T./2nd Lt. Hugh Francis Baillie Moffat M.C., 8th Bn., R. Lan. R.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion toduty
during an attack. He controlled his
company with great coolness and judgment
and set a fine example to his men. He personally
led attacks against machine guns,,
and when the objectives were reached he
encouraged his men and successfully consolidated
under heavy machine-gun and shell
fire. He did fine Work.
(M.C. gazetted 26th July 1918.)
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they have any plans to put it back on public display? It seems a shame it's hidden behind a cabinet somewhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears that the memorial is too heavy for the walls within the clubhouse! No idea where it was previously but it must have been hung somewhere as the screw holes look as if they have been used.
Perhaps a wee letter to the committee might provoke a response?
Morag
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Leslie Davidson on CWGC could this be the man? Reply with quote

William Leslie Davidson Colonel CB Royal Horse Artillery b Aberdeen 31/01/1850 Age 65 Died of Heart Fail. F & F 03/08/1915 Son of Patrick Davidson & Mary Ann Leslie, his wife, Inchmarlo, Kincardineshire. Husband of Lady Theodora (Keppel) Davidson. Served in the Zulu War, 1879 Men. in Des. 1881 Census: Inchmarlo House. Married 1 Feb 1887. 1891 Census Woolwich, London. Roll of Honour: Vol I: Page 107: Photo. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen Fr 0145 Officers Plot A Row 1 Grave 03 Banchory Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morag - it looks as though someone has been listening to you Very Happy

This new photo was posted on the Great War Forum by "SouthsideChaz" who kindly agreed to my request to copy it and to post it here.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken. I think has taken a while but at least it can now be seen properly. I must look at that website sometime. Do I need to join?
Very best wishes for a Happy New Year to you.
Morag.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have to join, Morag, but it is free and some items are not visible to non-members.
The memorial thread is at http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/246063-duddingston-golf-club-war-memorial/

and afterwards if you then click on "Forums" (top left corner) it takes you to the main index. The folks there are really helpful and are often experts.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details of the unveiling of the memorial and biographies of those named are at:
http://www.duddingstongolfclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/DGC-Memorial-to-our-Sons-in-the-Great-War-1914-1919.pdf
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