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Unknown memorial in North Leith Parish Church **identified**

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:44 pm    Post subject: Unknown memorial in North Leith Parish Church **identified** Reply with quote

Andrew Grant has passed on these photographs of war memorials stored in North Leith Parish Church

We already have St Ninains UF, Bonnington PC WW2 and North leith Coburg Street UF church memorials on the forum so these could belong to:

Bonnington Church WW1
North Leith Ferry Road UF (later St Nicholas')

I think I would rule out Bonnington for these two because I suspect they come from the same church (and were rescued from a skip by the looks of it) So can anyone confirm if these are the memorials which were in the former North Leith UF Church (WW1 memorial) and Leith St Nicholas' (WW2 memorial) at Ferry Road.

The former St Nicholas' church was sold in 1985 and was demolished to make way for flats. It occupied the site opposite the BP garage currently on Ferry Road.





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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam -sorry not enough credits to get the details from scotlandspeople but...
James K Handyside married Isabella in Leith sometime before 1916.
Perhaps the location of the ceremony on the marriage register might give a clue?

Name: HANDYSIDE, JAMES KERR
Initials: J K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ship's Cook
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: S.S. "Brantingham" (Leith)
Age: 40
Date of Death: 04/10/1916
Additional information: Husband of Isabella Handyside, of 7, James Place, Leith. Born at Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken

Good thinking, it might help narrow it down.

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Adam
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may be the William Tinlin on the memorial.

"William Tinlin. Born in 1898 in Leith North District [SCVL, cen.]. In 1901 he was living with his parents in Leith, Edinburgh [cen.]. He was a Private in the 7th Battalion, Royal Scots, occupation rope worker [death cert.]. He died on 22 May 1915 in the Gretna Rail Disaster on the Caledonian Railway at Quintinshill, Gretna Parish, Dumfriesshire, age 19 [cert.]. At the time of his death, his residence had been 11 Bangor Road, Leith [cert.]. Bur. in Edinburgh Rosebank Cemetery, Edinburgh [CWGC]."

I'm not sure how this might help beyond the Leith North connection.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
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James K Handyside married Isabella in Leith sometime before 1916.
Perhaps the location of the ceremony on the marriage register might give a clue?

The marriage took place in 1901 at the bride's home address in Coburg Street. However, the banns were from the United Free Church, and the minister was T. Crerar. A Google search on the minister points to Rev. Thomas Crerar at North Leith Free Church, Ferry Road.

See also: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/MLN/Edinburgh/placesOfWorship.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADP

Many thanks for looking into this. I think this confirms it, that these plaques are from the former North Leith UF / Leith St Nicholas' Church.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
This may be the William Tinlin on the memorial


Jim

Thanks for the update. Bangor Road was very near the site of the North Leith UF Church on Ferry Road so it may well be him.

I have now created a new thread for the church now it has been identified.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:21 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 76484
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