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St Cuthberts RC Church - Slateford Road, Edinburgh

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:21 am    Post subject: St Cuthberts RC Church - Slateford Road, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Thanks to Lynn Corrigan for the information and photograph.

Further information on the church can be found here.



Remember in your prayers the soldiers of this
congregation who made the supreme sacrifice
in the Great War 1914-1918


Lieut Noel Rogerson
Sergt John Napier
Cpl Alexander Black
Cpl John Boland
L. Cpl William Axon
L. Cpl James Dalrymple
L. Cpl Hugh Mulligan
Pte William Baxter
Pte Charles Brooks
Pte Patrick Carrigan
Pte James Cassidy
Pte John Cassidy
A.M. William Cherry
Pte Peter Clark
Pte Denis Close
Pte William Close
Pte John Creamer
Pte Edward Cullerton
Pte Patrick Dignan
Pte John Duffy
Pte Matthew Duffy
Pte Lawrence Gibb
Pte David Gilday
Pte John Harley
Trp John McArdle
Pte William McGuire
Pte Thomas McLuskey
Pte John Montague
Pte James Notman
Pte John Notman
Pte Robert Notman
Pte William Notman
Pte Robert Prior
Pte Francis Reynolds
Pte John Tansey
Pte John Tansey
Pte John Sandilands
Pte Thomas McGovern

May they rest in peace
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

L. Cpl William Axon.

William Charles Axon age 25 Lance Corporal (10110) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
William was educated at the Ewart High School in Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire and was a chauffeur when he enlisted in March 1910. The 1st RSF were at Gosport in Hampshire and William landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 14 August 1914, one of the first British formations to move to France as part of the original British Expeditionary Force and one of the first into action. William was buried in a battlefield grave and re-interred at Laventie in November 1919.
Born 1890 in Ambala India. Son of John and Eliza (McInerny) Axon of 1 Windsor Terrace, Newton Stewart and of 74 Slateford Road, Edinburgh. John was the Colour Sergeant/ Instructor with the Galloway Rifle Volunteers.
Killed in Action on 27 October 1914 and buried in Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, France.
Also named on the Ewart High School memorial.
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