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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Pte. Edward Murray Curtis Gray Reply with quote

WW1
1915
Pte. E.C.M. Gray

(Glasgow Herald 4th May 1915)
"Private Edward Curtis Murray Gray (2310), 1-9th Battallion (Highlanders) Royal Scots, died in an ambulance on April 24 while being removed to hospital wounded by a bullet shot received while his Company were engaged in a bayonet charge. Private Gray was a member of D Company, and six weeks ago had a trying experience, when a shell burst in the convent in which he and others were billeted, causing about fifty casualties, including nine fatalities. A piece of shell cut into his tunic and scratched his elbow. Private Gray, who was in the nineteenth year of his age, had chosen the medical profession as his career, and had entered for the summer classes at Edinburgh University previous to his enlisting. He was a native of Dalkeith."

CWGC
GRAY, E C M
Rank: Private
Service No: 2310
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Age: 18
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: K. 7.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD
Additional Information: Son of Edward G. and Jessie Thorburn Gray, of Willowbank, Dalkeith.

SNWM
Surname: GRAY
Firstname: Edward C
Service Number: M2310
Date Death: 24/04/1915
Other: 9th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. John Linkston Reply with quote

WW1
1915
L.Cpl. J. Linkston

(Glasgow Herald 14th May 1915)
"Lance Corporal John Linkston, 30 Bach (sic) Street, Dalkeith, was killed in action on April 23. Linkston, who was 25 years of age, had seen service in India and China, having enlisted in the 2nd Cameron Highlanders about seven years ago. He was the son of a Dalkeith Gardener and a native of Crammond."

CWGC
LINKSTON, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 8135
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: LINKSTON
Firstname: John
Service Number: 8135
Date Death: 23/04/1915
Place of birth: Dalmeny West Lothian
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: L Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAIG, THOMAS

Rank: Private
Service No: 9352
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference XXIX. A. 42.
Cemetery CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ

Thomas was born in Hawick.
He worked at Dalkeith cement works.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: New Images of Dalkeith Reply with quote

I re photographed Dalkeith recently and would like to share them here.











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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:09 pm    Post subject: O Mcrae Reply with quote

McRAE, O
Rank:Private
Service No:3238
Date of Death:02/01/1918
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots
Grave Reference
H. 14.Cemetery DALKEITH NEW CEMETERY

SNWM
Era WW1
Surname McRAE
Forename Omoi
Rank Pte
Service number 3238
Decoration
Place of birth Lasswade Midlothian
Date of death 2 January 1918
Theatre of death Home
Cause of death Died
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS LOTHIAN REGIMENT
Other detail latterly 387444. Labour Corps.
Medals: British & Victory Roll LC101B136 Page 13857

NOTE THAT HIS FORENAME NAME IS WRONG ON THIS MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


McRAE, OMER FLOCKART
Rank:Private
Service No:2931721
Date of Death:04/06/1940
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 4th Bn.
Panel ReferenceColumn 128.MemorialDUNKIRK MEMORIAL

Son of Omer McRae Dalkeith who died in WWI

SNWM
Era WW2
Surname McRAE
Forename Omer F
Rank Pte
Service number 2931721
Decoration
Place of birth Midlothian
Date of death 4 June 1940
Theatre of death France & Belgium Campaign, 1939-40
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS and THE LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS and THE LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:16 pm    Post subject: Cpl. Alexander W. Cumming Reply with quote

WW1
1915
Cpl. A.W. Cumming

(Glasgow Herad 9th July 1915)
"Corporal Alexander Cumming (8698), D Company 2nd Cameron Highlanders, was killed in Flanders on June 29. He was a son of Mr William Cumming, Dalkeith, and was 23 years of age. He enlisted seven years ago, and was serving with the Camerons at Poons, India, when war was declared."

CWGC
CUMMING, A W
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 8698
Date of Death: 29/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: D. 20.
Cemetery: CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES OLD MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: CUMMING
Forename: Alexander
Rank: Cpl
Service number: 8698
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Date of death: 29 June 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:23 pm    Post subject: Pte. Donald Reid Dixon Reply with quote

WW1
1915
Pte. D.R. Dixon

(Glasgow Herald 13th June 1915)
"Private Donald Reid Dixon (6012), King's Royal Rifles, who resided in Dalkeith, was killed in action. He was buried the same evening. Dixon was 23 years of age, and was formerly employed at the Lady Victoria pit, Newbattle."

CWGC
DIXON, D
Rank: Rifleman
Service No: R/6012
Date of Death: 03/07/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. E. 17.
Cemetery: YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: DIXON
Forename: Donald
Rank: Rfn
Service number: R/6012
Place of birth: Rothiemay
Date of death: 3 July 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Other detail: 8th Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:39 am    Post subject: Andrew Johnstone 1917 Reply with quote

Andrew Johnstone Private S/14476 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Prestonkirk, E.Loth. e Edinburgh Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 14/06/1917 Soldiers Effects: Wid: Agnes C. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 AJ 20-07-17 P4: Dalkeith
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW2

PTE. W. NICOL.

Wiliam Nicol – age 34 – Private (14504107) Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
William had been a vanman with a butcher in Lockerbie in Dumfrieshire before becoming supervisor of abattoirs in the south of Scotland. He enlisted in 1942 and served in North Africa and in Italy where he was killed in an accident. (Source: D&G Standard 14/10/1944 p.4)
Born 1910 in Dalkeith, Midlothian. Son of James and Christina Nicol of Trin Mill, Dalkeith. Husband of Agnes Jane “Nancy” (Haining) Nicol of 18 Kintail Park, Lockerbie who he married in 1934 in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire and who he left a widow with five children.
Died on Active Service on 3 October 1944 and buried in Caserta War Cemetery, near Naples, Italy.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.
The Royal Palace at Caserta served as headquarters for the Allied armies in Italy for the greater part of the duration of the Italian campaign and the 2nd General Hospital was at Caserta from December 1943 until September 1945.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAVANAGH, JOHN SCOTT
Initials: JS
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 74271
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 28th Bn
Date of Death: 6/6/1916
Age: 32
Additional Information: Son of the late Stephen and Mary Cavanagh, of Peebles, Scotland; husband of Jessie Scott Cavanagh, of White Hart St., Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland.
Panel Reference: Panel 18 - 26 - 28
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Also named on Peebles War Memorial
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Bowden Parish and Church War Memorials in Roxburghshire as:

THOMAS CATHIE A.S.C.
Thomas Cathie – age 37 – Private (M2/046610) Royal Army Service Corps.
In 1901 Thomas, aged 19, was a groom living at Upper Nisbet Farm, Crailing Roxburghshire. In 1911 he and his family were at Legerwood, Berwickshire and by 1914 they were living at Faughhill, Bowden where he was a chauffeur. He landed in France in May 1915 but after over four years of service he died of influenza/pneumonia in the Craigleith Military Hospital in Edinburgh.
Born 1881 in Haddington, East Lothian. Son of John and Mary (Ross) Cathie of Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, Midlothian.
Husband of Margaret Frances or Fanny (Wilson) Cathie who he married in 1903 in Hoddom, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Service on 17 December 1918 and buried in Dalkeith New Cemetery, Midlothian. (CWG)
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