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LEITH, Leith Burgh Police, plaque (WW1)

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: LEITH, Leith Burgh Police, plaque (WW1) Reply with quote

Location: Leith Police Station, Charlotte Street, Leith

Andrew Grant has kindly provided a close up of the Leith Burgh Police War Memorial. The photograph is courtesy of P.C. John Fraser



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:39 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

1914 1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN THE MEMORY OF
COMRADES OF THIS FORCE WHO DIED
FOR THEIR COUNTRY ASND INTHE CAUSE OF
HONOUR AND FREEDOM

They were

John Spears
David Duncan
Ronald C. Menzies
William Thornton
Alexander Robertson
Thomas B. Latto
Alexander Laing
Walter Inglis
William R. Laing

Robert A. Whyte
Alexander MacLeod
Francis S. Eunson
James M. Bruce
Angus Cameron
James M. Todd
George Clapperton
Robert Stenhouse
John Paterson
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Unveiling report Reply with quote

(The Scotsman 4thof June 1920)
"Provost Lindsay yesterday unveiled in the muster room at Leith Police Office a tablet to commemorate the men of that force who gave their lives for their country... Provost Lindsay, in the course of his address, sytated that 61 men went from the force into H.M. fighting services, and 18 of these had made the supreme sacrifice."

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM R. LAING.

Named on the Jedburgh War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

LAING, W. R. TPR. L. & B. H.
William Robson Laing age 27 Private (120654) 1/1st Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry
William was a policeman in the Leith Constabulary when he enlisted in July 1915. He joined his unit as Private (2325) in Salonica in 1916 but two years later, and just two weeks after the Armistice of Salonica was signed, William died of pneumonia in the 67th General Hospital at Kalamaria.
Born 1891 in Jedburgh. Son of George and Helen (Butler) Laing of 16 Cannongate, Jedburgh. Husband of Mary Jane (Johnston or Umphray) Laing of 42 Great Junction Street, Leith who he married in 1915 in Leith.
Died on Service on 13 October 1918 and buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
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