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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject: Corporal George Cooke Prescott Reply with quote

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G.C. Prescott

The newspaper gives him an officer rank, but it states he enlisted on the outbreak of war, so probably the man below.
Not on SNWM as born in Ireland and didn't serve in a Scottish regiment.
Not listed in the War Returns as not Scottish born or attested therin.


(Glasgow Herald 4th May 1915)
"Lieutenant George Prescott, of the Royal Engineers, intimation of whose death has also been received by his mother, Mrs Bowen Webb Prescott, of Cairnbank, Dunbar, was only 20 years of age, and enlisted on the outbreak of war. "

CWGC
PRESCOTT, G C
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 990
Date of Death: 20/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 2nd Home Counties Field Coy.
Grave Reference: Enclosure No.2 V. A. 29.
Cemetery: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Cpl. Robert Penney/Penny Reply with quote

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Robert Penney

Recorded by the military as Penny.

(Glasgow Herald 12th September 1916)
"Killed in action on 3rd September, Corporal R. Penney (18516) H.L.I., only son of Robert Penney (late N.B.R.) 91 High Street, Dunbar."

CWGC
PENNY, ROBERT
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 18516
Date of Death: 03/09/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 10th/11th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: PENNY
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 18516
Date Death: 03/09/1916
Place of birth: Rothbury Northumberland
Other: 10/11th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: possible non - commemoration Reply with quote

This man is mentioned on a gravestone in Currie but is not on any of the memorials in the district. His parents lived in Millerhill, Edinburgh but he is not on Danderhall and Newton Memorial. Should he be on Dunbar?
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Surname HALLIDAY
Firstname George Alexander
Service number P/MX79434
Date of death 10/12/1941
Decoration
Place of birth Dunbar
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES
Rank E R A 5
Theatre of death R.N. H.M.S. Prince of Wales. At Sea.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is on the CWGC register - so not a non-comm.

HALLIDAY, GEORGE ALEXANDER
Rank:Engine Room Artificer 5th Class
Service No:P/MX. 79434
Date of Death:10/12/1941
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy
H.M.S. Prince of Wales
Panel ReferencePanel 53, Column 2.
MemorialPORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of George and Henrietta Halliday, of Millerhill, Midlothian.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:58 pm    Post subject: Halliday Reply with quote

HiKen,
Yes I know he is on CWGC so not a non comm as such but I was asking should he be on the Dunbar Memorial as that was his birth place. He is not on Danderhall ( Millerhill) where his parents were when he died.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:56 am    Post subject: Pte. George Anderson Reply with quote

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George Anderson

(Glasgow Herald 30th june 1915)
"Intimation has been received by his relatives in Dunbar that Private George Anderson, of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards, has been killed. He was shot through the head in Flanders. He was 20 years of age, and enlisted in December. Previous to enlistment he was employed as a joiner with Mr Hugh White, Dunbar. He was the only son of Sergeant George Anderson, who has been at the front with the 8th Royal Scots for the past six months, and is at present home on leave."

CWGC
ANDERSON, G
Rank: Private
Service No: 12405
Date of Death: 19/06/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. B. 14.
Cemetery: GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Anderson, of 30, Castle St., Dunbar, East Lothian.

SNWM
Surname: ANDERSON
Forename: George
Rank: Gdsm
Service number: 12405
Place of birth: Dunbar
Date of death: 19 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died of wounds.
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:55 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Cross Reply with quote

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John Cross

Must have went by his middle name?

(Glasgow Herald 9th July 1915)
"Private John Cross, of the 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers, was killed at the Dardanelles on June 6. He leaves a widow ad six children. He was a Reservist, and previous to being called up was for many years in the employment of Mr W.R. Cunningham, coal merchant, Dunbar."

CWGC
CROSS, JAMES JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 8515
Date of Death: 04/06/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: CROSS
Forename: James John
Rank: Pte
Service number: 8515
Place of birth: Helton Sussex
Date of death: 4 June 1915
Theatre of death: Dardanelles
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Other detail: 1st Bn.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: John Collins Reply with quote

John Collins Serjeant 10278 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Dunbar,Haddington e Dunbar Age 27 Died of Wounds Pas de Calais, France 22/06/1915 Son of the late William and Elizabeth Collins, of Dunbar, Haddingtonshire. Native of Dunbar. Etaples Military Cemetery Fr 0040 Plot II Row A Grave 10
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Robert Smith GH Reply with quote

Robert Smith Pte 310033 7th Gordon Highlanders Dunbar Age 20 Died of Wounds Home 04/06/1917 Son of Mrs. Catherine Smith, of 23, High St., Dunbar, East Lothian. WHITTINGEHAME PARISH CHURCHYARD A. D. In North-West part.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN E. MYLES.

Named on the Penpont Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

JOHN MILES.
John Edward Myles age 19 Private (S/20337) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
John served his apprenticeship as a gardener at Broxmouth Park near Dunbar, East Lothian and was employed at Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted.
Born 1897 in Dunbar, East Lothian. Son of William and Jessie (Harris) Myles of 1 Silver Street, Dunbar.
Died of Wounds on 26 September 1916 and buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Southern Reporter 12/10/1916 p.7
Private John E. Myles, the Cameron Highlanders, has died of wounds in France. He was the second son of Mr Myles, gardener at Eastbarns, near Dunbar, and after serving his apprenticeship as gardener at Broxmouth Park, obtained a situation at Drumlanrig Castle.

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