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Cranstoun Churchyard + Cranstoun New Cemetery, Mid Lothian

 
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gourdongirl



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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 12:19 am    Post subject: Cranstoun Churchyard + Cranstoun New Cemetery, Mid Lothian Reply with quote

I have grouped both Cranstoun Churchyard and Cranstoun New Cemetery together as there are only 1 CWGC stone in each and 1 further war grave in each, so not really worth two separate entries.

CRANSTON or CRANSTOUN
"A Parish on the North East border of Edinburghshire, containing the villages of Cousland, Edgehead and Ford, the last being mile West by North of Pathhead and 4 miles East South East of Dalkeith. Irregular in outline Cranston is bounded North West by Inveresk; North by Tranent; and East by Ormiston and Humbie, in Haddingtonshire; South West by Crichton and Borthwick; and West by Newbattle and Dalkeith."
(Extract from Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland 1885)


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cranstoun Parish Churchyard is just off the A68 in the grounds of Oxenfoord Castle (seperate entrance). The Church was built in 1824 then destroyed by fire in 1861, but restored lated the same year. (NT 384 656).


The entrance to the church is via a short drive off the A68. This is the entrance into the churchyard from this drive. You can see the Ford U.F Church WWI War Memorial on the church wall, behind the tree.


The church from the churchyard.


The drive, looking towards the A68.


One of the church gates.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


CWGC entry

NOBLE, JAMES DICKSON
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Unit Text: 2nd Highland Field Amb
Age: 45
Date of Death: 12/10/1914
Additional information: Son of George and Isabella Dickson Noble.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CRANSTON PARISH CHURCHYARD

No SNWM entry found.



In loving memory of George Noble, schoolmaster of Crichton for 36 years who died at Loanhead Ford on 30th May 1900 aged 75 and his younger son James Dickson Noble M.B, C.M, Captain RAMC (T.F) who died at Aberdeen on 12th October 1914 aged 45, also his wife Isabella Dickson who died at Aberdeen on 1st September 1925 aged 96, also his elder son John Noble M.B, C.M, M.B.E who died at Oxenford Rock Ferry on 2nd March 1929 aged 66. Interred in Bebington Cemetery Cheshire, also his second daughter Marion who died at Aberdeen on 21st May 1957 aged 93.

This is the only CWGC stone in the cemetery.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



CWGC entry

GILLIES, DAVID ALEXANDER
Initials: D A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 06/05/1918
Service No: S/14250
Additional information: Son of the Rev. Alex. and Mrs. Margaret Gillies, of Bonkle Manse, Newmains, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 3.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS

SNWM entry

GILLIES
Firstname David Alexander
Service Number S/14250
Date Death 06/05/1918
Decoration
Place of birth New Hebrides
Other 9th Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death F.& F.



In memory of Wilfred McLaren son of Rev Alex and Mrs Gillies, Ford Manse who died 8th Novemebr 1910 aged 7 months and of David Alexander their elest son 9th Black watch who was born 24th April 1897, was killed at Arras 6th May 1918.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends"
also Rev Alexander Gillies of Boukle, formerly of Ford who died at Boukle 21st February 1935.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cranstoun New Cemetery is located on the B6372 (just off the A68) West of Blackwood Farm and just before you turn up to Edgehead. (NT 382 648).




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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





In loving memory of our dear father Patrick Jinks died 17th Feb 1940 aged 48 years also our dear mother Catherine Bennett died 11th Feb 1964 aged 59 years.

This is the only CWGC stone in the cemetery.

CWGC entry (note that CWGC has his age as 58 years, but his grave states 48 years, also that they have his wife called Catherine Tinks, but that could be because the writting was difficult to read!)

JINKS, PATRICK
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 11th (H.D.) Bn.
Age: 58
Date of Death: 17/02/1940
Service No: D/27555
Additional information: Husband of Catherine Tinks. of Cousland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 25.
Cemetery: CRANSTON CEMETERY

No SNWM entry found.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the only other war grave in the cemetery.



CWGC entry

HOGG, THOMAS CAMPBELL
Initials: T C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Age: 21
Date of Death: 20/04/1945
Service No: 270118
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. G. 10.
Cemetery: BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY

No SNWM entry found.



In loving memory of T Campbell Hogg, Oxenfoord Mains died of wounds in Germany 20th April 1945 aged 21. Sheila North Hogg Oxenfoord Mains died result of an accident 11th September 1948 aged 21 also Robert N Hogg, father died 20th August 1975.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These cemeteries are complete, now that I have taken the photo of P Jinks stone.

Shona
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gourdongirl wrote:
These cemeteries are complete, now that I have taken the photo of P Jinks stone.

Shona


Shona, I see from the latest news release from CWGC that they intend to erect a new stone for Jinks.

Ken
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be good news Ken.
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