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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Spott, East Lothian Reply with quote

Spott War Memorial
Location: Spott parish churchyard
OS Ref: NT 673 755

Spott is off the beaten track. It's only a mile or so from the A1 but you have to go onto small roads to get here. It's even harder to find if you come at it from inland rather than the A1.

The simple memorial is not weathering well and some of the names will soon be illegible.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote







As you can see from the images above the words inscribed at the base will soon have a hollow ring.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the original designs for the memorial-
https://canmore.org.uk/collection/1436994

https://canmore.org.uk/collection/1436995
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scotsman Tuesday 14/9/1920

Spott . —Spott war memorial was unveiled on Sunday afternoon by Captain Anderson of Bomhouse, the dedication service being conducted by the Rev . Lothian Gray, minister of the parish. The memprial consists of a beautiful Celtic oross, erected at the entrance to the churchyard, its tapering shaft prolonged in order to carry the names — fifteen in all—of the men connected with the parish who fell in the war . Wreaths were laid at the foot of the monument from Miss Watt, Captain Anderson, Mrs Bayley, Spott school children, and the Girl Guides.



Transcription of the 15 WW1 names:
JAMES HAY
THOMAS HOGG
IVAN SPROTT
JAMES SPROTT
DAVID JARVIS
PETER JARVIS
JAMES JARVIS
ROBERT SMITH
ANDREW NAIRN
CHARLES BRUCE
GEORGE McLEOD
ANDREW WATSON
GEORGE B. BAYLEY
JAMES DUNCANSON
WILLIAM DUNCANSON

Two WW2 casualties were added

TAYLOR H. SCAMBLER
JOHN D. WRIGHT
This second name is listed as JOHN H.E. WRIGHT on a Roll of Honour in the church.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEORGE B. BAYLEY
George Baird Bayley – age 20 – Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was educated at Cheltenham College and at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst from where he was commissioned in the KOSB in January 1914. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 15 August 1914 but he was wounded at Le Cateau at the end of the month and he was invalided home. George had only just rejoined his battalion when he was killed at Ypres.
Born 1894 in Spott. Son of Isaac Fenton Bayley and of Grace Jane (Pott) Bayley of The Halls, Spott.
Missing in Action on 26 October 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
Also named on the adjacent Stenton Parish War Memorial and on an individual memorial in Stenton Parish Church.
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CHARLES BRUCE
Charles Bruce – age 30 – Gunner (41390) 124th Battery, Royal Field Artillery.
Charles was a farm servant when he enlisted in January 1906. He served in India from 1907 until 1912 and was serving in the UK when war was declared. He landed with his battery in France as part of 28th Brigade, RFA in the 5th Division in mid August 1914.
Born 1895 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Son of James and Susannah Rutherford (Drummond) Bruce of Wester Broomhouse, Spott.
Killed in Action on 25 May 1915 and buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
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JAMES DUNCANSON
James Duncanson – age 20 – Private (43117) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
James was a gardener when he enlisted in January 1916. He was posted to the 1/8th Royal Scots in France in July and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion in September but he was killed two months later.
Born 1896 in Whitekirk & Tynninghame, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian. Son of Alexander and Margaret (Scott) Duncanson of Spott.
Missing in Action on 13 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.

and his brother

WILLIAM DUNCANSON

William Duncanson – age 19 – Private (57351) 18th (Glasgow Yeomanry) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Born 1899 in Spott. Son of Alexander and Margaret (Scott) Duncanson of Spott.
Died of Wounds on 6 September 1918 and buried in Croix-Rouge Military Cemetery, Quaedypre, France.


JAMES HAY
James Hay – age 20 – Private (31372) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James reportedly died as a prisoner of war in Germany territory.
Born 1898 in Carnshaws, Berwickshire. Son of the late Allison (Bell) Hay (died 1915) and of James Hay (died December 1918) of Spott.
Missing in Action on 10 August 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium


THOMAS HOGG
Thomas Hogg – age 19 – Private (34465) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
Born 1897 in North Berwick. Son of John and Agnes (Spiden) Hogg of Wester Broomhouse Farm, Spott.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three sons of Peter and Janet (Mitchell) Jarvis of Papple, Whittingehame, Prestonkirk, of Spott Mains and of Overfield, Whittingehame, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian.


DAVID JARVIS
David Jarvis – age 23 – Private (S/11047) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
David was a farm servant when he enlisted in July 1915. He joined his battalion in France in January 1916. David died in the 7th Canadian General Hospital in Etaples.
Born 1893 Easterton, Kirknewton, Midlothian.
Died of Wounds on 15 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France


JAMES JARVIS
James Jarvis – age 21 – Private (S/6625) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
James was a farm servant when he enlisted in November 1914. He joined his battalion in France in September 1915. James died in the 45th Casualty Clearing Station at Dernancourt.
Born 1895 in Ratho, Midlothian.
Died of Wounds on 26 January 1917 and buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


PETER JARVIS
Peter Jarvis – age 27 – Private (43088) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Peter was a forester's labourer at Papple, Prestonkirk when he enlisted as Private (4257) in the 1/9th Royal Scots in December 1915 and he was mobilised in February 1916. He joined the 12th Battalion in France in July 1916.
Born 1891 in East Newton, Kirknewton, Midlothian.
Missing in Action on 25 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

All three brothers are also named on the Whittingehame Parish War Memorial.
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GEORGE McLEOD
George McLeod – age 18 – Private (S/15470) 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
George was a ploughman when he enlisted in November 1914. He joined his battalion in Belgium in March but he was killed less than two months later,
Born 1897 in Stenton, Haddingtonshire/East Lothian. Son of Simpson and Agnes (Gordon) McLeod of The Halls, Spott and of Gifford, Garvald, East Lothian.
Missing in Action on 11 May 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Garvald Parish War Memorial.


ANDREW NAIRN
Andrew Nairn – age 23 – Private (S/20073) 12th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Andrew was a farm servant at Blackadder Bank, Chirnside, Edrom Berwickshire when he enlisted as Driver (T/3/025801) in the Army Service Corps in October 1914. He was posted to Salonica in northern Greece in August 1916 and he was transferred to the 12th Argylls in April 1918. Andrew was returning from leave onboard the Troopship “Invernia” when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-47 off Cape Matapan, Greece on 1 January 1917. He was rescued by an escorting vessel.
Born 1895 at East Newton in Whitsome, Berwickshire, Son of the late Jane (Aikman) Nairn (died 1901) and of James Nairn of Blackadder Bank, Edrom, of Pathhead, Spott and of Huntlaw, Pencaitland, East Lothian.
Killed in Action on 19 September 1918 and buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the Edrom Parish War Memorial.


ROBERT SMITH
Thought to be:
Robert Smith – age 20 – Private (310033) 1/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Robert enlisted as Private (26335) in the Cameron Highlanders and he was transferred to the Gordons in France.
Born 1896 in Portobello, Edinburgh. Son William Smith and of Catherine Forbes of Athelstaneford, East Lothian and of 23 High Street, Dunbar, East Lothian.
Died of Wounds on 3 June 1917 (possibly in Edmonton, London) and buried in Whittingehame Parish Churchyard in East Lothian. (CWG)
Also named on the Dunbar Burgh and Parish War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IVAN SPROT
Ivan Boyd Sprot – age 25 – Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Ivan was commissioned in the Cameron Highlanders in April 1909. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 14 August 1914 and was promoted in September but he was killed a month later. Ivan was buried in the Weidendreft German Military Cemetery, Langemarck and was re-interred after the war.
Born 1889 in Edinburgh. Son of the late Edward William Sprot (died 1898) of Drygrange, Melrose, Roxburghshire and of Marion Gray (Boyd) Sprot of Roscobie, Banchory, Aberdeenshire and of Edinburgh. Husband of Agnes Mary “Nancy” Gordon (Berry) Sprot of Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh who he married in March 1914 in Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 23 October 1914 and buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Belgium.
Also named on the Banchory War Memorial.

and his brother

JAMES SPROT

James William Lennox Sprot – age 28 – Captain 2nd Battalion attached to 1st Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
James was educated at Winchester College and at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He was commission in the Black Watch in August 1906 and promoted in January 1909. In 1911 he was a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion in India before he was posted as Adjutant and Captain to the Royal Channel Islands Militia in December 1912. James was posted as Captain to the 1st Black Watch in November 1914 but within two weeks he was killed at Ypres.
Born 1886 in Paddington, London. Son of the late Edward William Sprot (died 1898) of Drygrange, Melrose, Roxburghshire and of Marion Gray (Boyd) Sprot of Roscobie, Banchory, Aberdeenshire and of Edinburgh. Husband of Romer Louise Hunter (Bishop) Sprot of Douro Terrace, Jersey and of Spott House who he married in 1909 in St. Helier, Jersey.
Missing in Action on 11 November 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
Also named on the Banchory War Memorial.


ANDREW WATSON
Andrew Nelson Watson – age 22 – Corporal (35086) 18th (Glasgow Yeomanry) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry
In 1911 the family were at Fenton Barns, Dirleton, East Lothian where Andrew, aged 14, was a farm labourer.
Born 1896 in South Renton, Grantshouse, Berwickshire. Son of the late Elizabeth Crawford (Nelson) Watson (died 1915) of Long Yester, Gifford, East Lothian and of George Watson of Spott.
Missing in Action on 14 October 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1939 -1945


TAYLOR H. SCAMBLER
Taylor Henry Scambler – age 24 – Staff Sergeant (2002507) Royal Engineers.
Taylor was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and was a Clerk of Works in Glasgow. He was lost in action at sea but I cannot identify the circumstances.
Born 1917 in Dunbar, East Lothian. Son of William and Jessie Davidson (Cessford) Scambler of Spott Lake Cottage. Husband of Mary Gordon (Ferguson) Scambler of Hamilton, Lanarkshire who he married in 1940 in Hamilton.
Lost at Sea on 17 January 1941 and named on the Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, Surrey.
Also named on the adjacent Stenton Parish War Memorial and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


JOHN D. WRIGHT - on Memorial or
JOHN H E WRIGHT – on Spott Parish Church memorial.

John Henry Evershed Wright – age 27 – Gunner (1567661) 184 (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Born 1916 in Dunbar, East Lothian. Son of the late John Bett Wright and of the late Elizabeth (Redpath) Wright of The Square in Spott (died 1940 in Spott)
Died on Active Service on 13 April 1943 and buried in Dunbar Cemetery. (CWG)
John/s name was added to the Dunbar War Memorial in 2019.
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