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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:47 pm    Post subject: North Merchiston Cemetery, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Location: Slateford Road, Edinburgh

Map Reference: NT 230 720

No. of Identified Casualties: 136
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited this cemetery today. It is really in a sad state, but I am told it may be down for renovation.

There are two VC holders buried here. I shall post what I have later.

Sad to see the resting place of many in such a state of disrepair.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:46 am    Post subject: From CWGC Reply with quote

During the two world wars, the United Kingdom became an island fortress used for training troops and launching land, sea and air operations around the globe. There are more than 170,000 Commonwealth war graves in the United Kingdom, many being those of servicemen and women killed on active service, or who later succumbed to wounds. Others died in training accidents, or because of sickness or disease. The graves, many of them privately owned and marked by private memorials, will be found in more than 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards. During the First World War, Edinburgh was headquarters to the 4th,5th,6th and 9th Battalions of the Royal Scots, with the 7th Battalion at Leith. The 2nd Scottish General Hospital (1,000 beds) occupied Craigleith Poorhouse, the Edinburgh War Hospital (2,600 beds) was in the Asylum buildings at Bangour and the Leith War Hospital (585 beds) in the infirmary at Leith. The port of Leith was used by hospital ships from north Russia and about 4,500 officers and men passed through it. Second World War military hospitals were in Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Bangour. The city was also Scottish Command Headquarters. Edinburgh (North Merchiston) Cemetery contains 116 First World War burials, some of which form a small plot in Section K marked by a screen wall. There are also 15 burials of the Second World War.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:50 am    Post subject: The Cemetery Reply with quote

Entrance Way and Greeting Signs



Some General photos



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Map of Cemetery Reply with quote

I got in touch with the department that runs the cemetery and the young lady there kindly supplied me with maps. Initially I was only going to visit the VC Holders but decided to record what I found whilst there.

The numbers on the map are approx locations of the markers I found.



Click on the link below for a larger version of the map.

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

Sadly, it seems that I missed approx 35 markers. I shall list those I missed at the end.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:02 am    Post subject: The Screen Reply with quote

Within the cemetery there is a Screen Wall that lists a few names. It is located at Section K.



There are 4 panels on the Screen and are alphabetical working from left to right.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:07 am    Post subject: Far left Panel on Screen Reply with quote




Name: ALEXANDER, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Age: 25
Date of Death: 21/09/1918
Service No: 11410
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Alexander, of 43, Caledonian Place, Edinburgh; husband of Margaret Sinclair Alexander.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 7.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: BAIN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Defence Corps
Date of Death: 22/11/1917
Service No: 41952
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 4.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: BORLAND
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Date of Death: 11/12/1919
Service No: S/115319
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 11.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: BRADLEY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Age: 24
Date of Death: 15/12/1918
Service No: 276764
Additional information: Son of John Bradley, of Clyde St., Glasgow; husband of Helen Bradley (nee Connell), of 6, Drummond St., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 9.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: BROWN
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Defence Corps
Date of Death: 05/09/1918
Service No: 35594
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 7.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: CANNON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 11/03/1919
Service No: 62589
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Cannon, of 6, James Court, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 10.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: COCKBURN
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Date of Death: 26/11/1919
Service No: 2982
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 10.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: CONNOLLY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 52
Date of Death: 22/06/1916
Service No: 20308
Additional information: (Served as REID, James). Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Connolly; husband of Elizabeth Connolly, of 57, Calton Rd., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 4.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject: First Panel left of Cross Reply with quote




Name: COOKE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Age: 39
Date of Death: 27/10/1918
Service No: 21232
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Harriet Cooke; husband of Mary Elizabeth Cooke, of 29, Ash St., Hailsworth, Manchester. Born at Dukinfield, Cheshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 8.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: CORMACK, JOHN NICOL
Initials: J N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 31/07/1915
Service No: 21209
Additional information: Born at Edinburgh. Son of Donald and Catherine Munro Cormack.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 1.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: DEGNIN
Initials: J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Age: 43
Date of Death: 25/08/1915
Service No: 3/7650
Additional information: Son of the late Francis and Mary Degnin; husband of Teresa Degnin, of 312, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh. Born at Slammannan, Stirlingshire. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 1.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: DOBSON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Age: 47
Date of Death: 22/03/1916
Service No: 3712
Additional information: Born at Edinburgh. Son of James and Sarah Dobson; husband of Isabella Dobson, of 54A, Grassmarket, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 2.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: DOUGLAS
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Date of Death: 05/08/1915
Service No: 1707
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 1.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: DOWNIE
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 05/12/1919
Service No: T4/057402
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 11.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: FERGUSON
Initials: G M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 8th Bn.
Age: 51
Date of Death: 25/02/1919
Service No: S/7675
Additional information: Husband of Christina Scott Ferguson, of 15, West Port, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 9.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: GALLAGHER, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: "E" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Age: 41
Date of Death: 16/09/1918
Service No: 3807
Additional information: Husband of Bridget Gallagher, of 1, Freer St. Terrace, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 7.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:32 am    Post subject: First Panel Right of Cross Reply with quote



Name: GREENLAW
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 40th Remount Depot
Date of Death: 24/08/1920
Service No: RTS/5530
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 12.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

Name: GRELISH, EDWARD
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Age: 49
Date of Death: 09/12/1915
Service No: 2942
Additional information: Born at Edinburgh. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Grelish; husband of Marion Pettigrew Grelish. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 2.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

Name: HOSEY
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Date of Death: 12/01/1919
Service No: WR/256192
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 9.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

Name: KELLY
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (3771561)
Date of Death: 17/08/1918
Service No: 17179
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 6.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETER


Name: McDERMOTT, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 24/06/1918
Service No: 2459
Additional information: (Served as James DELANEY). Son of the late John and Margaret Delaney McDermott.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 6.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: McDERMOTT, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 51
Date of Death: 10/02/1917
Service No: 7207
Additional information: Husband of Margaret Kerrigan McDermott, of 62, Grassmarket, Edinburgh. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 4.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

Name: McKAY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Age: 34
Date of Death: 22/09/1919
Service No: 7869
Additional information: Son of James and Louisa McKay, of 1, Oakfield Court, Pleasance, Edinburgh. Nine years' service; his brother Allan also fell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 10.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

Name: McKENZIE
Initials: B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 1st Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 17/06/1918
Service No: 9217
Additional information: Served in the North West Frontier Expedition (1908).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 6.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


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Name: McLUCKIE
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/10/1918
Service No: 4201
Additional information: Husband of Margaret Howatson (formerly McLuckie), of 170, Morrison St., Edinburgh. Born at Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 8.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: MARTIN
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Date of Death: 05/03/1918
Service No: 13
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 5.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: MULLAN, BERNARD
Initials: B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/11/1918
Service No: 18764
Additional information: Son of Michael and Annie Mullan, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 8.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: NEWBIGGING
Initials: W E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (226886)
Date of Death: 23/05/1918
Service No: 8848
Additional information: Husband of Jeanie Squair (formerly Newbigging), of 4, Vennel St., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 5.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: REID
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Rn.
Date of Death: 23/09/1916
Service No: 3/6264
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 199.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: SMEATON
Initials: C W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Date of Death: 25/03/1916
Service No: 24249
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 3.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: WALKER, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Age: 43
Date of Death: 27/05/1918
Service No: 7495
Additional information: Husband of Madeline Walker, of 6, James Court, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 5.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: WALTERS, W
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Age: 43
Date of Death: 22/08/1920
Service No:
Additional information:
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 5.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


Name: BYRNE
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 36th Reserve Bty.
Date of Death: 21/02/1919
Service No: 7360
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. K. 229.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY
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Name: ALEXANDER
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: 1st (Royal) Dragoons
Age: 24
Date of Death: 28/10/1918
Service No: D/10261
Additional information: Son of Mrs Isagbella Alexander of 7 Caledonian Crescent, Edinburgh, and the late W. J. Alexander.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 783.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY


No 59 on the map

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Name: ANDERSON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 40
Date of Death: 12/04/1918
Service No: 10585
Additional information: Husband of Elizabeth Wyne Anderson, of 3, Wardlaw Terrace, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: O. 465.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

No 31 on the Map

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Name: ANDERSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: 1st (Royal) Dragoons
Age: 26
Date of Death: 29/11/1918
Service No: D/13031
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary Mills (formerly Anderson), of 19, Workmen's Buildings, King St., Ayr.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 256.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

No 44 on the Map

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Name: BASTON, WILLIAM ARTHUR
Initials: W A
Nationality: South African
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: South African Engineers
Age: 27
Date of Death: 05/02/1919
Service No: X/892
Additional information: Husband of E. Baston of Central Prison Reserve, Pretoria.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 221.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

No 46 on the Map

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Name: BELCHER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 6th/7th Bn.
Date of Death: 16/06/1917
Service No: 16131
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: L. 214.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (NORTH MERCHISTON) CEMETERY

No 17 on the Map

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