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Roman Catholic Graveyard, Haddington ***COMPLETE***
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Roman Catholic Graveyard, Haddington ***COMPLETE*** Reply with quote

There are 9 CWGC stones within this small "triangular" shaped graveyard, 6 are WWI and 3 are WWII. There is also a WWI War Memorial for St Mary's Catholic Church near the entrance of the graveyard. The graveyard is split into 2 areas, the older part to the left of the gate is set out in an irregular fashion (within designated areas) and the newer area, which is seperated by a wall is laid out in neat rows.


Looking towards the older area from infront of the War Memorial.

Looking towards the tip of the "triangle".

The graveyard can be accessed from Gifford Road Haddington.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject: St Mary's WWI War Memorial Reply with quote



St Mary's Haddington, Pray for the Souls of
James Barbour, Leo John Butlers, Hugh Christie, Francis Croally, Patrick Courtney, Michael Deane, William Dick, Neil Donegan, John Fitzgerald, John Fitzpatrick, Michael Gaffney, Thomas Gaffney, William Gilmour, Patrick Keegan, Alexander McCabe, Samuel McGuire, David Reilly, Edward Reynolds, James Reynolds.
Who fell in the Great War 1914-1918
R.I.P


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: WWI CWGC graves Reply with quote

COOGAN
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Leinster Regiment
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 22/02/1918
Service No: 5716
Additional information: Son of Laurence and Mary Coogan, of 98, Scarlet St., Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In South corner.
Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD


MI:
7716 Pte M Coogan Leinster Regiment 22nd February 1918 aged 19. Native of Drogheda Ireland. Pray for his soul.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COURTNEY
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Defence Corps
Unit Text: 204th Protection Coy.
Age: 49
Date of Death: 06/03/1917
Service No: 9125
Additional information: Husband of Mary Reynolds Courtney, of Annisfield Mains, Haddington.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD

SNWM - Patrick, formerly 20011 Royal Scots.


MI:
9125 Pte P Courtney Royal Defence Corps 6th March 1917 aged 49
RIP Requiescant in Pace

Commemorated on St Mary's War Memorial


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DEANE
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 01/07/1915
Service No: 10239
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Deane, of 82, Market St., Haddington.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD

SNWM - Michael, born Haddington


MI:
10239 Pte M Deane Royal Scots 1st July 1915 aged 26.
"He gave his life for his Country's sake"
RIP
Requiescant in Pace

Commemorated on St Mary's War Memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MORAN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 52
Date of Death: 20/11/1915
Service No: 8551
Additional information: Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD

SNWM - William, born Wolverhampton Staffs


MI:
8551 Pte W Moran Highland Light Infantry 20th November 1915
Requiescat in Pace
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O'DONNELL
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Age: 24
Date of Death: 03/01/1919
Service No: 190415
Additional information: Son of George O'Donnell; husband of Rebecca Scott Ainslie (formerly O'Donnell), of Manorhead, Stow, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD


MI:
190415 Gunner T O'Donnell Royal Garrison Artillery 3th January 1919 aged 24.
He died that we might live
Requiescant in Pace
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RORKE
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 17th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/02/1919
Service No: 30631
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Against East wall near North end.
Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD

Hunted all over this really small graveyard and was unable to find a gravestone for this soldier.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


3 WWII graves with old part of graveyard behind.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: WWII CWGC graves Reply with quote

DIAS, VIVIAN PETER
Initials: V P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 20
Date of Death: 20/04/1945
Service No: 605691
Additional information: Son of Vivian Charles Dias, and of Cecily Alice Dias (nee Benbow), of Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. M. Grave 18.
Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD


MI:
605691 Sergeant V P Dias Air Bomber Royal Air Force 20th April 1945 aged 20 only son of Vivian and Alice Dias Georgetown, Demerara B Guiana. RIP


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JICHA, VACLAV
Initials: V
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 31
Date of Death: 01/02/1945
Service No: 66486
Awards: D F C, A F C
Additional information: Of Czechoslovakia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. M. Grave 17.
Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD


MI:
Vaclav Jicha DFC AFC NPOR LET. V ZAL Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force 19th February 1914 - 1st February 1945



Vaclav Jicha
Vaclav Jicha was born on February 10th, 1914, in Dnesice, near Prestice. After his apprenticeship, he moved to Prague-Bohnice and joined the University Aviation Club. Initially, he worked as a mechanic but then began to train as a pilot. Jicha continued his training in Prostejov at the Junior Flying School and then started his service as a Czechoslovak Air Force pilot. He went through pursuit training and started flying with the 1st TGM Airforce Regiment in Prague. Jicha was picked for the famous Novak's aerobatics group, flying the Avia-122 aircraft.
After the occupation, Jicha fled to France via Poland. In June, 1939, he was transported to Sidi-bel-Abbés in Algeria where he began his Foreign Legion infantry drill. When France declared war on Germany, Jicha was moved to the Blida airfield for flying drill before commencing his Moran-406 pursuit course at the La Senia airfield in Oran. Jicha then left for France and joined the Groupe de Chasse I/6 as a pursuit pilot. As a member of this group, Jicha destroyed three enemy aircraft and participated in dangerous sweeps against enemy armoured cars in the final stages of the Battle of France.

Soon afterwards, Jicha joined the RAF VR and was assigned to the 310th Czechoslovak Pursuit Wing. On August 17th, 1940, Jicha started his pursuit course with the 6th Operational Training Unit in Sutton Bridge. In September, 1940, he started his pursuit wing service at the Wittering airfield and fought in the Battle of Britain. On October 30th, 1940, Jicha and P/O Lewis shot down a Junkers-88. In November, 1940, Jicha was moved to the 17th British Wing to fly Hurricanes. In May, 1941, he was moved to the Catterick base and became one of the founder members of the 313th Czechoslovak Pursuit Wing which flew Spitfires from the very beginning. Jicha stayed there until August, 1942, carrying out forty flights over enemy territory. On March 28th, 1942, Jicha shot down the feared Fw-190 fighter plane and damaged another on April 24th. Flying Officer Jicha was then assigned to the 41st RAF Technical Headquarters Group to test new aircraft. It was here that he met the pilot-in-chief of the Vickers-Supermarine company and in January, 1943, Jicha moved to Castle Bromwich to test aircraft at the manufacturing plant. He was an exceptional pilot, especially in command of a Spitfire. He tested 1,287 Spitfires of various types, including prototypes, as well as four-engined Avro Lancaster bombers. In May, 1944, Jicha moved to the 9th Maintenance Unit to test new aircraft, the majority of which were Spitfires.

On February 1st, 1945, Jicha was on board an airliner that crashed in the Scottish highlands. He was injured but initially survived. However, when rescuers found him several days later, he had frozen to death. In 1939, Vaclav Jicha was decorated with four Czechoslovak War Crosses. He was also awarded the French War Cross, the British DFC and AFC, as well as other decorations.

War Service

Unit Since To Rank
310 06.08.1940 17.08.1940 Sgt
1 10.09.1940 17.11.1940 Sgt
17 17.11.1940 27.05.1941 Sgt, P/O
313 27.05.1941 17.08.1942 P/O, F/O


He came to No. 310 Czechoslovak Fighter Squadron in Duxford as a Sgt on 8th August 1940. There he was assigned into squadron's reserve by reason of many pilots and because he hadn't conversion course for Hurricane yet.
Retraining on Hurricane he started on 17th August 1940 at 6 O.T.U at Sutton Bridge. When he finished retraining, he was transfered back to No. 1 Squadron to Wittering.

On 17th November he was transfered to No. 17 Squadron where he was one of pilots who flew first offensive flights over Dukerque on 10th February 1941. On 27th May he was sent to Catterick where he became one of founding members of No. 313 Czechoslovak Fighter Squadron.

On 17th August 1942 he finished operational duty and he was transfered to No. 41 Group of Technician Headquarters. He served as test pilot and after short time he became the test pilot at Vickers Armstrong Supermarine Factory at Castle Bromwich. There he served till May 1944 and during this time he tested 1287 Spitfires of many marks and some Avro Lancasters too.

On 29th September 1942 he was awarded DFC for his excellent operational duty.

In May 1944 se was transfered to No. 9 Maintenance Unit where he flew Spitfires again.

His last unit was No. 45 M.U. where he died as passenger in crashnear Haddington on 1st February 1945 during a blizzard. He was only wounded but without help he froze to death.

He was burried at Haddington in Scotland.

He was an excellent pilot, one of the most excellent Spitfire pilots, but in the same time he was the "nightmare" of all RAF kit officers. He hate uniform and he loved pullovers and colouful scarfs.

For his excellent and very useful non-operational duty as test pilot he was on 28th November 1945 awarded AFC in memoriam.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STEELE, PHILLIP LEVI
Initials: P L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (A)
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Nighthawk.
Date of Death: 07/08/1945
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. M. Grave 19.
Cemetery: HADDINGTON ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD


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Sub-Lieutenant (A) P L Steele Royal Naval Vol Reserve 7th August 1945
RIP

HMS Nighthawk
RAF Drem is a former RAF station, just north of the village of Drem in East Lothian, Scotland. The motto of the station was Exiit Hinc Lumen which means "Ascend from this Light".

The foundation of Drem as an air base, precedes the creation of the RAF as by 1916, an airfield had been established under the name West Fenton Aerodrome. From 1916 to 1917, No 77 Home Defence Squadron, Royal Flying Corps operated from Drem and in April 1918, No.2 Training Depot Station opened.

Between April and August 1918, the American 41st Aero Squadron were temporarily based at Drem.

By November 1918, West Fenton had been renamed Gullane Aerodrome and with the post-war demobilisation the base was vacated in 1919. From 1933 to 1939, the airfield saw only occasional use by visiting squadrons.

In 1939 the grass airstrip was resurfaced, and the unit was renamed RAF Drem. The station was then home to No. 13 Flying Training School.

Following the outbreak of World War II, RAF Drem became an air defence fighter unit for the city of Edinburgh and the shipping area around the Firth of Forth, with Spitfires of 602 Squadron based at Drem.

On 16 October 1939, the Luftwaffe made its first attack on Great Britain. Junkers Ju-88s of 1/KG 30 led by Hauptmann Helmuth Pohle attacked British warships in the Firth of Forth. Spitfires from 603 Squadron joined 602 Squadron aircraft in a defensive counter-air sortie. Following the destruction of a Luftwaffe bomber aircraft by a 603 Squadron Spitfire, 602 Squadron pilot Flight Lieutenant George Pinkerton gained the second kill of the Second World War.

In 1940 an airfield lighting system for night landings, the Drem Lighting System, was developed at RAF Drem.

In 1942 Royal Navy personnel were posted to RAF Drem and in 1945 the unit was handed over to the Admiralty and renamed HMS Nighthawk. On 15 March 1946 the unit was returned to the Air Ministry although it was decommissioned not long after that.

At present, the RAF Drem Museum is housed in what was RAF Drem's Mess accommodation.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


The WWII CWGC stones
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject: WWI Family graves Reply with quote

FITZPATRICK
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Date of Death: 27/08/1918
Service No: 34778
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 10.
Cemetery: HERSIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

SNWM - Born Haddington, formerly 68564 M.G.C.



MI:
Pray for 34778 John Fitzpatrick 13th Royal Scots killed in action in France on 27th August 1918 Interres at Hersin. RIP
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are so many J McKay's that without more information it is difficult to find him on CWGC or SNWM.



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In loving memory of our dear mother Helen McKay died 30th March 1963 aged 81 years and our dear father Pte James McKay killed in Persian Gulf 1914-1918 War aged 30 years, their son Joseph died 26th November 1989 aged 74 years sadly missed by his family. RIP


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