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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Ratho Cemetery Reply with quote

Ratho Cemetery, City of Edinburgh

2 CWGC burials
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: ROBERTSON, JAMES Reply with quote

ROBERTSON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Labour Corps
Age: 44
Date of Death: 24/02/1919
Service No: 491228
Additional information: Husband of Margaret Robertson, of Haggs Cottages, Dalmahoy, Kirknewton, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: G. 1931.
Cemetery: RATHO CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: WATMORE, ROBERT Reply with quote

WATMORE, ROBERT
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Date of Death: 07/09/1942
Service No: 11417686
Additional information: Son of E. Watmore, of Newbridge.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. Grave 475.
Cemetery: RATHO CEMETERY

Listed on the Ratho War Memorial and the Kirknewton War Memorial

No image of this grave


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Anthony, John Reply with quote

ANTHONY, JOHN
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class (W. Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 144 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 29/09/1939
Service No: 534149
Additional information: Son of James and Jane Anthony, of Kirknewton, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4A. L. 9.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY

Listed on the Ratho War Memorial

An early war death, note this airman's rank. Soon after this all aircrew on bomber raids were at least a Sergeant.



From the Lost Bombers website

http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=10266

Hampden L4126
Type Hampden
Serial Number L4126
Squadron 144
X1D PL-?
Operation Heligoland
Date 1 29th September 1939
Date 2 29th September 1939


Further Information
"Serial Range L4032 - L4211. 180 HP Hampden B.1s. Delivered by Handley Page (Cricklewood) between Aug38 and Jun39. First production order. L4032 had Wright Cyclone engines experimentally installed. L4038; L4041; L4075; L4076; L4086; L4091; L4105; L4115; L4118; L4141; L4144; L4150; L4170; L4196; L4201; L4204 were converted to Hampden TB.(Torpedo Bomber).

Airborne 0640 from Hemswell. At apx 1000 this Hampden crashed into the sea between Heligoland and Wangerooge, probably shot down by Oblt Gunther Specht (See L4121). L4126 was one of five 144 Sqdn Hampdens lost on this operation. See: L4121; L4127; L4132; L4134 F/O R.D.Baughan PoW Sgt N.M.Kirkus KIA AC1 J.Anthony KIA Sgt H.H.Turner KIA F/O R.D.Baughan was interned in Camps 9AG/L3. PoW No.634. Sgt Kirkus's elder brother, P/O C.F.Kirkus, was destined to to be KIA 14Sep42. See: BJ789. "
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Bruce, John Ross Reply with quote

BRUCE, JOHN ROSS
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: 24th Lancers
Age: 20
Date of Death: 08/11/1944
Service No: 14326685
Additional information: Son of William and Mary Bruce, of Newbridge, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot KK. Grave 210.
Cemetery: EINDHOVEN (WOENSEL) GENERAL CEMETERY

Listed on the Kirknewton War Memorial

The date on the headstone is three months out form the CWGC entry above



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject: Bryce, James Reply with quote

BRYCE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/08/1916
Service No: 4486
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

Listed on the Ratho War memorial

The SNWM has this James Bryce as Place of birth: Ratho Midlothian

Aged 32 at death. Parents Robert Bruce (died 5.12.1914) and Mary Arnot who died 23 days before her second son James.



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Hislop, George Reply with quote

HISLOP, GEORGE
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Army Veterinary Corps
Secondary Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Secondary Unit Text: attd. "B" Bty. 159th Bde.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26/10/1917
Service No: SE/11275
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Georgina Hislop, of 121, Dalkeith Rd., Edinburgh. Native of Ratho, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. D. 23.
Cemetery: DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

Listed on the Ratho War memorial


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:20 pm    Post subject: Hogg, James Reply with quote

HOGG, JAMES HUTCHISON
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Service No: 27625
Additional information: Son of Annie Hogg, of Wallace Place, Pathhead Ford, Edinburgh, and the late James Hogg.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

Listed on the Ratho War memorial

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Miller, John Reply with quote

In Loving memory of
John Laing
Son of William Miller
Kellerstain
Who died of illness
Contracted on Active Service
23rd July 1919 Aged 21
Also of his daughter
Elizabeth Mary
who died 2nd April 1920 Aged 24
Also the above
William Miller
of Belsyde Linlithgow
Who died 7th Jan 1943, Aged 80
And his wife
Elizabeth Catherine Brown
Who died 1?th April 1950, Aged 85


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My g-g-uncle, Peter Paterson (1892-1917).

On his parents' headstone:

    Paterson
    ...
    And also their son Peter, Pte 9th Gordon Hdrs
    Killed in Action 25th April 1917, age 25 years
    Buried at Feuchy, Arras, France

And from the CWGC:
    Name: PATERSON
    Initials: P
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
    Unit Text: 9th Bn.
    Date of Death: 25/04/1917
    Service No: S/7030
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 28.
    Cemetery: FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT

Also listed on Ratho War Memorial

I do have a photo of the family headstone, but the text is difficult to read, being gold paint on dark speckled granite(?).

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