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Murray



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WHITTET
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (226908) 462nd Home Service Employment Coy.
Age: 45
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: S/8986
Additional information: Husband of Annie Whittet, of 9, Wardlaw St., Gorgie Rd., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 798.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

No 57 on the Map

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Murray



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WOOD, GEORGE IRVINE
Initials: G I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 09/04/1918
Service No: 25312
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Wood, of 30, Bryson Rd., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: L. 434.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

No 18 on the Map

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WOOD
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 33
Date of Death: 03/01/1920
Service No: 103186
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wood, of Juniper Green; husband of Annie Watson Wood, of 11, Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: O. 64.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

No 62 on the Map

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Murray



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WORK, IAN BALFOUR CUNNINGHAM
Initials: I B C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals
Age: 22
Date of Death: 05/07/1941
Service No: 174664
Additional information: Son of Magnus and Alice J. Work, of Troon, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Grave 22.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

No 12 on the Map

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Murray



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: Others Reply with quote

This is a break post before I go onto the 'Others'

Here are the maps again.



Click the linkk below for the larger version.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m152/murray3179/Edinburgh%20North%20Merchiston%20Cemetery/north-merchiston-graves-1.png
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Murray



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Others Reply with quote

I came across some markers with War Dead names on them. There are still a couple that I am having trouble with. Here are the easy ones first.

Name: KENNEDY
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 30/08/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. G. 12.
Cemetery: DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY

No 9 on the Map



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Murray



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Others Continued Reply with quote

Name: McMORRAN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Unit Text: 3rd/2nd Lowland Field Amb
Age: 22
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 1853
Additional information: Son of John McMorran, of 5, Westfield St., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 1.
Cemetery: SKEW BRIDGE CEMETERY

No 7 on the Map


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PEAT, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/06/1915
Service No: 10299
Additional information: Son of Colin and Isabella Peat, of 2, Craiglockhart Drive, Slateford, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

No 14 on the Map

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: TAIT, JOHN MILLAR
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 629 Field Sqn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 09/04/1943
Service No: 3055722
Additional information: Son of James and Annie Tait, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 24.
Cemetery: SFAX WAR CEMETERY

No 13 on the Map

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: COUTTS, CHARLES MCGREGOR
Initials: C M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Engineer
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: S.S. "Ladoga" (Leith)
Age: 35
Date of Death: 16/04/1918
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Susan Coutts; husband of Isabella Coutts (nee Scott), of 3, Market St., Edinburgh. Born at Hamilton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

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Murray



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: The VictoriaCross Holders Reply with quote

Two VC Holder at rest in this cemetery. Both from the BOER War Era.


VC 1 as Marked on Map



VC Grave on right facing undergrowth



VC 2

General area



The Marker



From the Back - Yes it is a common 9" household brick used as a prop.



I do hold more information on these VC holders if anyone is interested.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: The Missed Ones Reply with quote

These are the ones listed on the CWGC site but yet to be found and photographed.

Section A

CAMPBELL, ANDREW, A Private CMT/1952 Army Service Corps 18/02/1916 26 A. 71.

Section C

BETHUNE, JAMES GEDDES, J G Private 36637 Royal Defence Corps 08/01/1919 44 C. 126

HAY, ARTHUR ORR, A O Private 121073 Lothians and Border Horse 14/09/1917 19 C. 454.

KAY , D Sapper WR/179432 Royal Engineers 22/02/1919 Unknown C. 138.

NOBLE , W E Private 41834 Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) 05/09/1920 Unknown C. 90.

SUTHERLAND, JOHN, J Gunner 3056158 Royal Artillery 24/10/1941 Unknown Sec. C. Grave 401.

WRIGHT, ANDREW, A Private 753 King's Own Scottish Borderers 20/10/1915 19 C. 333.

Section D

REID , A Private 3/6264 Gordon Highlanders 23/09/1916 Unknown D. 199.

Section E

DIXIE, ALBERT EDWARD, A E Lieut-Commander Royal Navy 16/05/1920 Unknown E. 183.

LEITCH, JAMES, J Stoker 1st Class K/31105 Royal Navy 16/07/1918 25 E. 87.

HARVEY, ARTHUR FORD, A F Serjeant T4/245593 Army Service Corps 31/03/1918 24 E. 105.

Section F

DAVIE , G A Lance Corporal 42671 Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 24/02/1919 19 F. 98.

ROBB, JAMES, J Private 8127 Seaforth Highlanders 02/02/1919 36 F. 302.

Section G

ANDERSON, NORMAN HAIG, N H Private S/9152 Seaforth Highlanders 23/07/1916 21 G. 437 1/2.

HENDERSON, Mrs. BARBARA, B Worker 35272 Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps 03/04/1918 39 G 155.

KNOX , W T Private 250301 Royal Scots 02/02/1919 Unknown G. 599.

MACKAY, ROBERT ROSE, R R Deck Boy 841/SBD Royal Naval Reserve 31/10/1917 17 G. 733.

McFARLANE, CHARLES MCDONALD, C M Corporal S/5296 Seaforth Highlanders 13/07/1915 32 G. 736.

Section H

FRASER, ARCHIBALD, A Private 291410 Gordon Highlanders 08/07/1921 38 H. 66.

MAXWELL, JOHN GUTHRIE, J G Lieutenant 251152 Royal Artillery 07/05/1946 34 Sec. H. Grave 296 3/4.

Section I

McINTOSH , J Driver 650418 Royal Field Artillery 16/11/1919 Unknown I. 6.

MUIR , G Corporal 250664 Royal Scots 23/10/1918 27 I. 35.

Section K

ALEXANDER, JOHN MACDONALD, J M Lance Corporal 64731 Highland Light Infantry 04/04/1919 31 K. 40.

.McCULLOCH, JOHN DEMPSTER, J D Able Seaman 216573 Royal Navy 08/04/1919 Unknown K. 97.

WALKER , A Private 4496 Royal Scots 12/05/1916 Unknown K. 26.

Section M

GRAY , D Staff Serjeant ( Farrier ) 56 Royal Garrison Artillery 20/05/1915 45 M. 319.

MACDONALD , A Company Serjeant Major 2571 Cameron Highlanders 21/02/1919 37 M. 654.

MACDONALD, JAMES HAY, J H Private 23492 Royal Scots 23/12/1915 37 M 654.

SINCLAIR, IAN WATSON, I W Corporal 63720 Royal Army Service Corps 29/03/1941 Unknown Sec. M. Grave 622.

Section N

DICKSON, JOHN, J Craftsman 13065986 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 21/12/1945 Unknown Sec. N. Grave 847.

MIDDLEMASS , W Private 18530 Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 25/02/1916 Unknown N. 13.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Others Part Two Reply with quote

I mentioned earlier that I was having trouble with two markers. I asked a friend called Patrick Anderson and he came up with the results that I could not find.

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Name: JAMIESON, FRANK THOMSON
Initials: F T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 22/06/1916
Service No: R/6965
Additional information: Son of William and Margaret Dalsiel Brown Jamieson, of 23, Shandon Crescent, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 63.
Cemetery: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY

He is mentioned on his family marker which is lying flat.



The inscription reads:

And of his son
Frank Thomson
Who fell at Hooge June 1916 aged 26

No 11 on the Map

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Name: COWIE, WILLIAM ANDERSON
Initials: W A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 30/05/1918
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cowie, of 23, Gibbs Rd., Newport, Mon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL






In the area of No 77 on the Map
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Capt William Anderson Cowie MC, Merchiston Cemetery Reply with quote

He was my great uncle.

My mothers' mother and aunt always talked about "Uncle Anson"
We visited the war memorial at Soissons where he is remembered.... I think we were the first to go there.
We still have his MC and war medals including the letter on his death, regimental diary etc. plus loads of photos.
He was killed in the 3rd battle of Aisne
I was really pleased that you had him listed. I visit the cemetery a couple of times a year

Thanks for what you are doing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Capt William Anderson Cowie MC, Merchiston Cemetery Reply with quote

Jon Churchill wrote:
He was my great uncle.

My mothers' mother and aunt always talked about "Uncle Anson"
We visited the war memorial at Soissons where he is remembered.... I think we were the first to go there.
We still have his MC and war medals including the letter on his death, regimental diary etc. plus loads of photos.
He was killed in the 3rd battle of Aisne
I was really pleased that you had him listed. I visit the cemetery a couple of times a year

Thanks for what you are doing


I appreciate that your message is pretty old, but can you contact me about your Great Uncle, please?

His name is on a war memorial that I am researching in Newport, South Wales. I'd like to find out more about him, especially with regard to the Military Cross award - essentially, I'd like to find the citation if it's possible.

As a new member, I'm not able to send you a PM, but I hope that you'll be able to do so. Thank you.
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