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EDINBURGH, Edinburgh Post Office Memorial

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: EDINBURGH, Edinburgh Post Office Memorial Reply with quote

Many thanks to Alistair McEwen of Edinburgh's War for this image. If anyone has details about any of the casualties then please feel free to add to this thread.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details of some of those mentioned on WW1 part of the memorial.
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Allan, David: Gunner, C” Battery, 86th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born on 25/03/1888 at Lanark. A son of John Allan, Book Keeper, and Janet Russell Allan of 25 then 54 Marchmont Road then 7 Coltbridge Avenue, Edinburgh. Husband of Jean Oliver Allan of 23 Livingston Place then 22 Warrender Park Road then ‘The Cottage’ Foules Road. Gunner Allan was employed as a Postman. He enlisted at Duddingston and served as Gunner 744 in the 2nd City of Edinburgh Battery, 1st Lowland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, entering France as a theatre of war on 24/10/1915. David, and his unit, were eventually renumbered with David serving as Gunner 650278 in the 260th Brigade Royal Field Artillery and then “C” Battery of the 86th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action on 27/05/1917, aged 29, and is buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Grave XII.A.2. He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal and was mentioned in a casualty list in The Scotsman, 05/07/1917. He is remembered on the Duncan Street Baptist Church Memorial.

Campbell, David: Sergeant, 5th Royal Scots. Born around 1895 at Leith. A son of David Campbell, Sugar Warehouseman, and Elizabeth Campbell of 13 James Street then 125 Broughton Road, Edinburgh. Siblings were William D, Christina M and George. Sergeant Campbell was employed in the General Post Office. He served as Sergeant 1265 in “A” Company of the 5th Royal Scots, entering the Balkans as a theatre of war on 25/04/1915. He was killed in action on 28/06/1915, aged 20, during the Battle of Gully Ravine and is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey, Panel 26 to 30. He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal and was mentioned in a brief biographical note in The Scotsman, 20/03/1915, a casualty list in the Edinburgh Evening News on 11/03/1916, and a picture was printed in the edition dated 22/03/1916. He is remembered on the Dublin Street Baptist Church Memorial.

Clifford, David Bell: Rifleman, 2nd/8th Battalion, London Regiment [Post Office Rifles]. Born on 08/04/1897 at St James Street, East, Edinburgh. A son of Alexander Ralston Clifford, Glass Packer & Chemist Warehouseman, and Mary Bell Clifford of 9 Rossie Place, Edinburgh. Rifleman Clifford was employed as a Postman. He enlisted at Edinburgh and served as Rifleman 3151, then 371097, in the 2nd/8th Battalion, London Regiment [Post Office Rifles]. He was killed in action on 30/10/1917, aged 20, and is mentioned on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 150 to 151. He was awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal and was mentioned in a casualty list in The Scotsman, 01/12/1917. He is remembered on the Abbeyhill Baptist Church Roll of Honour.

Coffer, James: Private, 12th Royal Scots. Born around 1883 at Currie. A son of Ebenezer Coffer, Hedge & Church Officer, and Jane Goodfellow Coffer of West Currie Cottages. Husband of Mary Pryde Coffer of 84 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. Private Coffer was employed as a Postman. He enlisted at Juniper Green and served as Private 40745 in the 12th Royal Scots. He was killed in action on 28/03/1917, aged 34, and is buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France, Grave II.L.12. He was awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal and is remembered on the Currie Kirk Memorial.

Duncan, James Davidson: Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Born around 1877 at Colinton. A son of Alexander Duncan, Cotton Dyer, and Christina Duncan of Slateford. Husband of Margaret Duncan of Spylaw Bank Lodge, Colinton. Lance Corporal Duncan was employed as a Postman. He enlisted on 01/11/1915 at Edinburgh and initially served as Trooper 6110 in the 3/2nd Scottish Horse, being appointed Lance Corporal on 22/09/1916. On 31/03/1917 he was transferred and served as Lance Corporal 152731 in the 1st King Edwards Horse, being transferred again on 08/09/1917 and serving as Lance Corporal 205166 in the 6th Royal Fusiliers, entering France as a theatre of war on 12/10/1917. On 14/10/1917 he was transferred and served as Lance Corporal 204984 in the 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment and proceeded with that unit to serve in Italy for a while before returning to France. He received gunshot wounds to his face and legs and died of his wounds on 12/06/1918, aged 41, and is buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, Grave III.C.16. He was awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal and is remembered on the Colinton Memorial.

Hastings, Henry: Private, 11th Scottish Rifles. Born around 1881 at Corstorphine. A son of Henry Hastings, Gardner’s Labourer, and Isabella Hastings. Husband of Mary Jane Hastings of 13 Chapel Street, Alyth, Perthshire. Private Hastings was employed as a Postman. He enlisted at Edinburgh and served as Private 28169 in the 11th Scottish Rifles. He was killed in action on 08/05/1917, aged 36, and is buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece, Grave I. A. 5. He was awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal and is remembered on the Corstorphine Memorial.

Hood, Johnstone Latto: Private, 9th Royal Scots. Born around 1897 at Edinburgh. A son of William Hood, Domestic Gardener, and Jemima Hood of 2 Ravelstone Dykes then 1 Marischal Place, Blackhall. Private Hood was employed as a Post Office Telegram Messenger. He enlisted at Edinburgh and served as Private 1458 in “A” Company of the 9th Royal Scots, entering France as a theatre of war on 24/02/1915. He was killed in action on 6/09/1916, aged 19, and is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France, Grave II.F.45. He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal and was mentioned in a death notice and casualty list in The Scotsman, 21/09/1916 & 29/09/1916. He is remembered on the Cramond Kirk Memorial and the Blackhall Memorial.

Jamieson, James: Private, 1st Royal Scots. Born on 17/09/1888 at Sunnyside Cottage, Union Street, Lerwick, Shetland. A son of Morgan Laurence Jamieson, Warehouseman, and Margaret Jamieson of 15 Brunswick Road, Edinburgh and 44 Easter Road, Edinburgh. Siblings were Margaret, James, Morgan [who was wounded at the Dardanelles serving with the Royal Scots] and Barbara. Private Jamieson was employed as a Postman. He enlisted on 28/02/1916 at Edinburgh and served as Private 29962 in the 1st Royal Scots, being mobilized on 25/02/1916 and entering Salonika as a theatre of war on 24/07/1916. He was killed in action on 30/09/1916, aged 28, and is mentioned on the Doiran Memorial, Greece. He was awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal and is remembered on the Dublin Street Baptist Church Memorial and the South Leith Baptist Church Memorial.

Morison, Mark John Forsyth: Company Sergeant Major, 9th Royal Scots. Born on 17/09/1888 at Tranent. A son of Richard Morison, Post Master, and Catherine Morison of 7 Viewforth Terrace, Tranent. Company Sergeant Major Morison enlisted at Dalkeith and served as Signal Sergeant, then Company Sergeant Major, 1790 in the 9th Royal Scots, entering France as a theatre of war on 24/02/1915. He died of wounds received in action on 04/08/1916, aged 27, and is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France, Grave J.30. He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal and was mentioned in a casualty list in The Scotsman, 11/09/1916. He was mentioned in the Bristo Place Baptist Church Magazine.

Thomson, John Alexander: Corporal, 1st Seaforth Highlanders. Born around 1886 at Natal, South Africa. A son of David Thomson and Elizabeth Thomson, Post Mistress and Stationer, of Innes Shop Buildings, Post Office, South Drum Street West, Liberton. Corporal Thomson was employed as a GPO worker. He initially served as Sapper 35706 in the Royal Engineers (Postal Section), entering the Balkans as a theatre of war on 07/11/1915, being later transferred and serving as Corporal S/27574 in the 1st Seaforth Highlanders. He died of broncho-pneumonia on 25/11/1918, aged 33, at the 27th General Hospital, Egypt, being buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, Grave Q126. He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal and was mentioned in a death notice in The Scotsman, 04/12/1918.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see only one likely candidate for D C Paterson on the WWII plaque.

CWGC:
    Name: PATERSON, DAVID CLARK
    Rank: Flight Lieutenant
    Trade: Pilot
    Service No: 126709
    Date of Death: 18/09/1944
    Age: 27
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 515 Sqdn.
    Grave Reference: 15. G. 17
    Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of William and Agnes Clark Paterson, of Edinburgh; husband of Margaret Paterson, of Edinburgh.

SNWM:
    Surname: PATERSON
    Firstname: David Clark
    Service number: 126709
    Date of death: 18/09/1944
    Decoration:
    Place of birth: Ravensleugh
    Other:
    SNWM roll: ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
    Rank: Flt Lieut
    Theatre of death: R.A.F.V.R. B.C.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no location given for this memorial.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
There is no location given for this memorial.

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Adam


This is in an external garden area at The Mail Centre, 11 Cultins Road, Edinburgth EH11 4YY- access by prior arrangement
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