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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Ormiston War Memorial, East Lothian Reply with quote

Ormiston War Memorial
Location: Outside Miner's Welfare Institute, Main Street
OS Ref: NT 412 692











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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Unusual name Reply with quote

Whilst out walking at the weekend I stopped and read the names on Ormiston Memorial as I'm sure we all do as we pass them.
On this Memorial is a James Moggie when I went home I searched CWGC and found that he was a L/CPL in the Royal Scots killed in action in April 1918 during the Battles fought to stop the German advance.
During my CWGC search I found an other Moggie (John Wynn) a civilian who was killed in March 1941. I have done a bit research into this unusual name but have found no link between the two.
John Wynn Moggie does not appear on Haddington War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:17 pm    Post subject: Sculptor Fanindra Nath Bose of India Reply with quote

There's a piece about the Indian born sculptor who designed this memorial at The Scotsman website.

Fanindra Nath Bose

"...One is Fanindra Nath Bose, an Indian sculptor born in 1888 who came to live and work in Scotland and became a member of the RSA but drowned in a Peebleshire loch in 1926.

"He was very, very good and would have been an incredibly important sculptor. But he died aged younger than 40, which in artists terms is very early in his career," said the RSA's collections curator, Joanna Soden.

"We have nothing by him and he is possibly the first non-European member of the artists' institution, which is really important."

Bose designed the Ormiston War Memorial, and a sculpture by him is currently on show in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:53 pm    Post subject: Names Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

John Allan
Gavin Anderson
Alex Scott Beattie
Thomas Bell
John Blackshaw
Charles Brown
John Brown
Thomas Chalmers
Alexander Christie
John Augusten Devine
Daniel Ferguson
Peter Ferguson
Peter Fergusson M.M. (Military Medal)
Andrew Fulton
Robert G. Gibson
James Gordon
Eben Grossart
John Hay
Andrew Hogarth
Patrick Keegan
James Kerr

John Logan
Peter Logan
William Lusk
George Malcolm
Robert Manners
James Moggie
Alexander McGraw
William McGraw
Alexander McEwan
David Steel McIvor M.M. (Military Medal)
George Robertson
Peter Smith
William Smith
Wm. Donaldson Smith
Robert Spence
Alexander Stewart
Ramsay Vickers
Richard Walkingshaw
William Wigham
Robert Wise

WW2

Hugh Armstrong
William Black
James Coull
James Docherty
Alexander Hogg
Jamieson Hogg
James Mack

James Mackie
James Scott
John (Ian) Scott
Andrew Selkirk
Frederick Tague
Leonard Turner
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:49 pm    Post subject: William Lusk GH Reply with quote

William Lusk Private S/10920 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Dreghorn,Ayrshire e Prestonpans Age 21 Died of Wounds East Lothian, United Kingdom 14/04/1917 Son of James and Bella Lusk, of 18, Meadowbank, Ormiston. ORMISTON OLD CHURCHYARD 1. 46.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:56 pm    Post subject: Peter Logan GH Reply with quote

Peter Logan Pte S/1534 1st Gordon Highlanders b Ormiston,Haddingt'n e Ormiston Age 20 Died of Wounds F&F 15/07/1918 Son of John and Elizabeth Logan, of Ormiston, East Lothian. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Elizabeth. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil Fr 0033 Plot III Row B Grave 06
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:58 pm    Post subject: Thomas Chalmers GH Reply with quote

Thomas Chalmers Pte S/5137 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Ormiston,Had'ington e Ormiston Killed in Action F&F 31/07/1917 Soldiers Effects: Father: Archibald. Mother: Mary M. Soldiers Will 4 pages. Menin Gate Memorial M. R. 29 Panel 38
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know why Frederick Tague is buried in Israel in 1944?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAGUE, FREDERICK MICHAEL.
Rank:Sergeant
Service No:1342067
Date of Death:06/10/1944
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference:5. H. 10.
Cemetery:RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Hugh and Rose Ann Tague, of Ormiston, East Lothian.

The CWGC notes on this cemetery say:
During the Second World War, this cemetery was used by the Ramla Royal Air Force Station and by various Commonwealth hospitals posted in turn to the area for varying periods.

The absence of a squadron number often indicates that the man was a member of the ground crew however the CWGC headstone schedule shows that he was an Air Bomber so it's more likely that he died in hospital.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may be a co-incidence but three South African Air Force men died on the same day and are buried alongside Tague.
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken

That link only takes you to the CWGC search engine.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops! Sorry. I forgot that the search results page on CWGC "time expires".

The details are :

BRITS, A E B. Second Lieutenant 202164V 06/10/1944 22 South African Air Force South African 5. H. 8. RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
MALAN, DANIEL PETRUS. Air Sgt. Flt Engr. 314123V 06/10/1944 South African Air Force South African 5. H. 7. RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
TAGUE, FREDERICK MICHAEL. Sergeant 1342067 06/10/1944 22 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom 5. H. 10. RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
TODD, KENNETH MELVIN. Lieutenant 103634 06/10/1944 28 South African Air Force South African 5. H. 9. RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have also been asked by the family about Robert Scott he served in the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. His family were told at the time that he was killed in an aircraft over German. However on his date of death 19th September 1944 the Argylls were fighting at the Geel Bridge during Market Garden.
If he was a Para taking part in the Airborne drop would his unit be shown as Argyll or as a Para? If he was a Para and his plane was shot down before he jumped then the family information would be correct apart from he died over Holland.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alasdair - I assume we are talking about this man?

SCOTT, JAMES ROBERT NISBET.
Rank:Private
Service No:14681292
Date of Death:19/09/1944
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference:I.C.16.
Cemetery:GEEL WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of John and Mary Scott, of Ormiston, East Lothian.

The 2nd Argyll's (previously the 15th Battalion) were part of 227th Infantry Brigade in the 15th (Scottish) Division and had no Airborne role.
As you say, they were at Geel Bridge, in support of the "Market Garden" main attack but on the flank and one source has "15th (Scottish) had five days' hard fighting in securing the town of Best, just beyond the Wilhelmina Canal"

CWGC's cemetery notes have:
In the early part of September 1944, Geel was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting encountered by Commonwealth troops since they had left Normandy. The 50th (Northumbrian) Division and the 15th Scottish Division were both involved here in the forcing of crossings of the Albert Canal and the Meuse-Escaut Canal, necessary for the advance into Holland.

I suspect the family stories have become a bit muddled.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's him. I agree the family story is confused on this.Thanks Kenneth I have pointed family member to the local papers at the time he may find more info there. Cheers
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