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Seafield Cemetery, Leith, Edinburgh

 
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:41 pm    Post subject: Seafield Cemetery, Leith, Edinburgh Reply with quote

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merlin3945



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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: East Lothians Largest Loss of Life. Reply with quote

There are several names in Seafield Cemetery that came from an air accident in East Lothian. The place was Ferny Ness gunnery range near Longniddry. The aircraft a Vought Chesapeake Serial Number AL938 crashed through a bus carrying mostly merchant seamen back from a day on the ranges. The loss of life being the highest in this area during the war. As mentioned several names are here at Seafield. I will post the full list of names later as well as all the others not at Seafield.

Regards Scott
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MYLES, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 04/04/1944
Service No: 991164
Additional information: Son of Charles and Wilhelmina Myles, of Leith, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. P. Grave 326.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CEMETERY

A member of No.3 Platoon, "A" Company, 7th Bn. KOSB, who was instantly killed when their glider crashed near Warnford on the 4th April 1944.
Source: "Off At Last - An Illustrated History of the 7th (Galloway) Battalion of the KOSB by Robert Sigmund.
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Gill Park



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
My grandad was killed in this accident, his name was Walter Laverack from Rawcliffe and he is buried in Rawcliffe cemetry. Does anyone know if his name would be on this memorial or would it just be the men buried in Seafield cemetry. We are bringing my mum to visit the area next month and will be going to Ferny Ness where the accident occured, does anyone know if there is any sort of memorial actually where the accident happened?
Thank you for any help
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gill

There is no memorial currently at the crash site but I think there are plans to try and put one there.

The only names listed on the Seafiled memorial are those cremated at the crematorium next door so your Grandad will not be listed at Seafield.

I take it he was one of the men on the bus?

LAVERACK, WALTER
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. President III
Date of Death: 27/04/1943
Service No: C/JX 262492
Additional information: Son of Walter and Sissey Laverack; husband of C. Laverack, of Drax.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row C. Uncons. Grave 42.
Cemetery: RAWCLIFFE CEMETERY, YORKSHIRE

Regards

Adam
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Gill Park



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Gill

There is no memorial currently at the crash site but I think there are plans to try and put one there.

The only names listed on the Seafiled memorial are those cremated at the crematorium next door so your Grandad will not be listed at Seafield.

I take it he was one of the men on the bus?

LAVERACK, WALTER
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. President III
Date of Death: 27/04/1943
Service No: C/JX 262492
Additional information: Son of Walter and Sissey Laverack; husband of C. Laverack, of Drax.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row C. Uncons. Grave 42.
Cemetery: RAWCLIFFE CEMETERY, YORKSHIRE

Regards

Adam


Hi Adam
Thank you for your quick reply, yes he was one of the men on the bus. My mum was 5 years old when he was killed and has always wanted to visit where it was, we thought it was somewhere near Leith and with the help of the internet have now found out exactly where it was. Thanks again.
Gill
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merlin3945



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gill Park wrote:
Adam Brown wrote:
Gill

There is no memorial currently at the crash site but I think there are plans to try and put one there.

The only names listed on the Seafiled memorial are those cremated at the crematorium next door so your Grandad will not be listed at Seafield.

I take it he was one of the men on the bus?

LAVERACK, WALTER
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. President III
Date of Death: 27/04/1943
Service No: C/JX 262492
Additional information: Son of Walter and Sissey Laverack; husband of C. Laverack, of Drax.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row C. Uncons. Grave 42.
Cemetery: RAWCLIFFE CEMETERY, YORKSHIRE

Regards

Adam


Hi Adam
Thank you for your quick reply, yes he was one of the men on the bus. My mum was 5 years old when he was killed and has always wanted to visit where it was, we thought it was somewhere near Leith and with the help of the internet have now found out exactly where it was. Thanks again.
Gill


Hi Gill

I know the actual site the site if you are in the area soon.

I live local and would gladly show you around as long as you have transport as I do not.
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Gill Park



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merlin3945, thank you for your kind offer, I have sent you a pm.
Gill
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