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Northesk Church, Musselburgh WWI Roll of Honour
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gourdongirl



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Location: Musselburgh Scotland

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Sinclair, A
Initials: A
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 30/12/1915
Service No: 1445
Awards:
Additional Inf:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Sp.Mem.B.143
Memorial: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey

SNWM entry: Name Alexander, born Musselburgh.





Family grave in Inveresk Parish Churchyard, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Sinclair, Robert
Initials: R
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Kings Own scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Age: 32
Date of Death: 22/10/1918
Service No: 31410
Awards:
Additional Inf: Husband of Catherine Adams Sinclair of 39 West Holmes Gardens Musselburgh.
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 6
Memorial:Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

SNWM entry: Born in Dalkeith





Family grave in Inveresk Parish Churchyard, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland.


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Name: Somerville, Francis (Frank)
Initials: F
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: “C” Coy 1st/4th Bn
Age: 26
Date of Death: 01/09/1918
Service No: 202006
Awards:
Additional Inf: Son of Thomas and Agnes Somerville, husband of Margaret Merrylees Somerville of 34 High Street Musselburgh
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: II.D.24
Memorial: Queant Raod Cemetery, Buissy, Pas de Calais, France

SNWM entry: Born Dalgetty, Fife





Family grave in Inveresk Parish Churchyard, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Storie, George
Initials: G
Nationality: UK
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 7th Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Service No: 828
Awards:
Additional Inf:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref:
Memorial: Edinburgh (Rosebank) Cemetery

SNWM entry: Born Portobello
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Tweedie, Robert
Initials: R
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn
Age: 34
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Service No: 8806
Awards:
Husband of Margaret Tweedie of 62 Campie Road Musselburgh
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 38
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

SNWM entry: Born Musselburgh
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Veitch, James
Initials: J
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 7th Bn
Age: 19
Date of Death: 01/01/1916
Service No: 1826
Awards:
Additional Inf: Son of James Veitch of 27 Soho St Toronto Canada. Of Musselburgh, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: J.103
Memorial: Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey

SNWM entry: Born Musselburgh
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Name: Williamson, William
Initials: W
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: “D” Coy, 7th Bn
Age: 19
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Service No: 1829
Awards:
Additional Inf: Son of John and Isabella Williamson of 42 Lochend Road Musselburgh
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref:
Memorial: Edinburgh (Rosebank) Cemetery

SNWM entry: Born Musselburgh





Family grave in Inveresk Parish Churchyard, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Winter, John
Initials: J
Nationality: UK
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 158th Siege Bty
Age: 34
Date of Death: 11/12/1917
Service No: 121233
Awards:
Additional Inf: Husband of Elizabeth winter of 5 Downie Place, Musselburgh
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: XV.F.10
Memorial: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belguim

SNWM entry: Born Inveresk Musselburgh
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: Wood, Daniel
Initials: D
Nationality: UK
Rank: Stoker
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserves
Unit Text: HMS Queen Mary
Age: 26
Date of Death: 31/05/1916
Service No: 56925
Awards:
Additional Inf: Son of William Wood of Musselburgh, husband of Janet wood of 182 New St, Fisherrow, Musselburgh
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: 23
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial

SNWM entry: No new information.





Family grave in Inveresk Parish Churchyard, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have added some photos of graves found in Inveresk Parish Churchyard. However some are difficult to read, once I find my note book with the MIs in it I will add a transcribtion.

Shona
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gourdongirl wrote:
Name: Fisher, William
Initials: W
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte (Piper)
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn
Age:
Date of Death: 15/04/1916
Service No: 13459
Awards:
Additional Inf:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: I.A.21
Memorial: Reninghelst New Cemetery, Belguim

SNWM entry: Born Musselburgh





Family grave in Inveresk Parish Churchyard, Musselburgh, East lothian, Scotland.


A news article about a visit to his grave by people from his home town and a bit about him.

http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/musselburgh/articles/2010/12/09/408103-honoured-nearly-100-years-after-his-death-/

A MUSSELBURGH soldier killed during the First World War was honoured by a party of travellers from his homeland, who held a Remembrance ceremony at his grave near Ypres, Belgium.

A band of 12 pipers, five drummers and a Colour carrier from The Boys' Brigade in Musselburgh, Penicuik and Leith, aged between 16 and 64, departed from the Honest Toun on November 8 after being invited by the 'Friends of In Flanders Field Museum' and the 'Last Post Association' to take part in various parades and Acts of Remembrance in and around Ypres.

The group also travelled to the Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, to visit the grave of Piper William Fisher of the 12th Royal Scots, whose death is recorded on the war memorial of Musselburgh's Northesk Parish Church.

William Fisher, who was born in Wallyford in 1888 and brought up in the farm cottages at Inveresk, was a founder member of the then Musselburgh Pipe Band and joined the war after serving briefly in the Territorials.

He was wounded during assaults on entrenched German positions in February 1916.

He returned to Flanders after recovering from his wounds and a month later was tragically killed in a bomb throwing training exercise on April 15, 1916.

The county visitors conducted an Act of Remembrance at the village war memorial at the request of their hosts before going to Reninghelst New Military Cemetery where Fisher lies (see picture).

The band's leading drummer and bugler, Alastair Knowles, wrote in his diary of the trip: "At Private Fisher's grave there was gathering of about 40 'Friends of In Flanders Fields Museum' and the Last Post Association, an unexpected and moving tribute to a son of Musselburgh that none of them could have known but for whom, along with so many others, they have a profound respect by his sacrifice on their home land.

"In a simple ceremony there were a few words to describe Pte Fisher and his short life. A wreath was laid, 'The Last Post' was sounded, the 'Lines to the Fallen' delivered, the Piper's Lament sung clear and forlorn in the wind and a few moments of silence broken by the Bugler's 'Call to Rouse'."

Mr Knowles added: "Four days in Flanders can be summed up as, memorable more than enjoyable, emotional more than pleasurable, educational more than entertaining, but delivering all six experiences in an unforgettable package."
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the pipers that was there has taken some photos for me, I am just waiting to recieve them to add them to the site.

Shona
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gourdongirl wrote:
Brothers KIA.

Name: Baigrie, William
Initials: W
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 15th Bn
Age: 27
Date of Death: 30/11/1917
Service No: 45203
Awards:
Additional Inf: Son of William and the late Jane Baigrie of West Linton, Peeble-shire, husband of Agnes Murray Owens Baigrie (nee Dickson) of “Gowanlea” West Linton, Peeble-shire. Employed by the Inveresk Paper Mills Musselburgh.
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 131 to 132
Memorial: Tyne Cot memorial

SNWM entry: Born in Dalkeith. Formally served in Kings Own Scottish Borderers, service No 30835.

Name: Baigrie, John Smith Davidson
Initials: J S D
Nationality: UK
Rank: Pte
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 18th Bn
Age: 18
Date of Death: 20/05/1918
Service No: 57885
Awards:
Additional Inf: Son of William Baigrie of “Heatherie Hill” West Linton Peeble-shire and the late Jane Davidson Baigrie. Deputy Assistant scout Master of the 8th Midlothian Troop Boy Scouts. Native of Newbattle, Dalkeith, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref: I.F62
Memorial: Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France

SNWM entry: No additional information.


You can read more about these brothers on my website Newbattle at War, I have enclosed links.

http://www.freewebs.com/eltoro1960/privatejohnbaigrie.htm

http://www.freewebs.com/eltoro1960/privatewilliambaigrie.htm

John
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:36 am    Post subject: Christopher Fisher Reply with quote

Good morning,

Perhaps your unknown Christopher Fisher is no.330709 of the 8th Royal Scots who was k.i.a. in 1917. I see that he too was from Musselburgh as was William Fisher.

William Fisher had been a pre-war Territorial and one of the originators of the Musselburgh Pipe Band. The band reportedly "enlisted as a body" for service in the war. Perhaps Christopher too was one of them. They apparently ended up in different battalions, as William was first posted to a New Army Battalion.

Number 330709 is the only Christopher Fisher serving with the Royal Scots. He's buried in Gaza.

Hope this helped.

Dick Crawford

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Name: Fisher, Christopher (Unable to find any Musselburgh connections in CWGC or SNWM)
Initials: C
Nationality: UK
Rank: Piper
Regiment/Service:
Unit Text:
Age:
Date of Death:
Service No:
Awards:
Additional Inf:
Casualty Type: CWD
Grave/Memorial Ref:
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: William Crombie Reply with quote

William Crombie Pte S/20499 1st Gordon Highlanders b Inveresk, M'lothian e Glencorse Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 23/10/1918 Son of Robert & Annie Crombie. 1901 Census: 7 New Street, Inveresk. B Mussleburgh. B 1899. Soldiers Effects: Mo: Annie. Service Returns: 117/AF 112. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0206 Plot I Row D Grave 02 The Scotsman 09-12-18 P7: Musselburgh.
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