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St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:23 pm    Post subject: WWI Family graves Reply with quote

AITCHISON
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/8th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 26/07/1918
Service No: S/3472
Additional information: Son of George and Mary Aitchison; husband of Helen Aitchison, of 277, Harvard Avenue, Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, Canada. Born at Bankfoot, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 88.
Cemetery: VERBERIE FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY

SNWM - born Dirleton Haddingtonshire (note different place of birth), name James Hood Aitchison

AITCHISON, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Yorkshire Regiment
Secondary Regiment: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Secondary Unit Text: formerly
Age: 23
Date of Death: 08/05/1918
Additional information: Son of George and Mary Aitchison, Berryhill, Bankfoot, Perthshire; husband of Helen Frances Aitchison (nee Tait), of 16, South Road, West Hartlepool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

SNWM - born Dirleton East Lothian



MI:
In loving memory of George Aitchison, shepherd died 14th April 1924 aged 62 and Mary Hood his wife died 16th February 1927 aged 61 also their daughter Hellen died 14th April 1903 also their sons James and Peter died in France 1918 also Cosmo died 10th January 1946.

James Hood died 1st April 1911 aged 75 and Christina Amos his wife died 26th April 1907 aged 71 also their daughter Elizabeth died 3rd December 1918 and her husband Willia Lugton died 13th November 1918.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AITKEN
Initials: D G
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 78th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 02/04/1917
Service No: 875379
Additional information: Son of the Rev. Alexander Aitken.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. H. 6.
Cemetery: VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS



MI:
In memoriam Isabella Tudhope died 6th November 1889 aged 2 years and 8 months and of alice died on 30th March 1895 aged 21 months Sarah Jane Greig their mother who died 19th September 1900 aged 42 David Greig younger son killed in action at Vimy Ridge Frace 2nd April 1917 aged 34. The Revd Alexander Aitken Minister at Gifford for 12 years and at Dalry U.F Church Edinburgh for 26 years died 11th January 1920 aged 66. Catherine Mary McMicking his widow died 29th April 1935 aged 74.
Grave can be found at F32.

Not found in SNWM records.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLACK
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 50th Bty. 34th Bde.
Date of Death: 10/06/1917
Service No: 170134
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. B. 4.
Cemetery: STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM - born Dunbar



MI:
In loving memory of James Black died 15th November 1945 and his son William killed in action 10th June 1917 aso Margaret innes wife of the above James Black died 16th October 1955.

Grave can be found at E33.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BROOK, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 50
Date of Death: 19/05/1915
Awards: V D
Additional information: Son of John and Annie Brook, of Primrose Bank, Haddington.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 12.
Cemetery: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY



MI: (unable to read top)
......also in memory of Alexander Brook, writer to the Signet and County Clerk Haddington, Lieutenant Colonel 8th Battalion The Royal Scots only son of the above named John Brook and Annie Luckie his wife born 12th June 1865 died in France of wounds received on active service 19th May 1915.
"A man greatly beloved"

Grave can be found at T112

He is mentioned on a Memorial within the Church


To the Glory of God and in memory of Lt.Col A Brook V.D, Lt. Col W Gemmill D.S.O and the other Officers, the Non-Commissioned Officers and men of the 8th Battalion The Royal Scots Territorial Battalion for the Counties of Haddington - Midlothian and Peebles who fell in the Great War 1914-1918.

He died of wounds received during the Battle of Festubert, an account of the battle and the Officers killed can be found here http://www.1914-1918.net/bat11A.html


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BURNET, FRANCIS ALEXANDER
Initials: F A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL



MI:
In memory of James Stuart Burnet writer Haddington who died 7th November 1893 and Euphemia Scott his wife who died 31st January 1923 also their children Euphemia Brand who died 18th June 1878 Margaret Smith (Daisy) who died 23rd December 1889 Francis Alexander, Lieutenant 8th Royal Scots wounded and missing in France 11th April 1918, Isabella Rankin wife of John C Stuart who died 16th February 1929, William who died 5th September 1932 Euphemia Scott wife of James Y Gillespie who died 15th December 1964 and of Winifred Emma Dippie wife of the above William who died 3rd January 1968 Jessie wife of John Binnie who died 28th March 1976 and Thomas Nicholson Wannop husband of Annie Scott who died 16th January 1980.

Grave can be found at G6.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unable to find him in CWGC, but here is his information from SNWM site.
CAMPBELL
Firstname Thomas
Service Number 16218
Date Death 06/11/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Armsfield Haddington (correct spelling is Amisfield)
Other
SNWM roll SCOTS GUARDS
Rank Gdsn
Theatre of death F.& F.



MI:
In loving memory of Colin son of John and Marion Campbell who died at The Kennels Amisfield 8th October 1889 aged 2 years 6 months also their son Thomas Pte in Scots Guards who died of wounds in France 6th November 1918 aged 24. The above Marion Laing Hardie wife of John Campbell who died at Amisfield 17th April 1943 aged 89 and the above John Campbell who died at Amisfield 8th August 1944 aged 89 and their daughter Maggie Tulloch died at Haddington 29th October 1974 aged 84.

Grave can be found at C56.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COUPER, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Unit Text: 47th Bn.
Age: 42
Date of Death: 06/05/1917
Service No: 116853
Additional information: Son of the late James and Margaret Couper.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL



MI:
In memory of Maggie Crombie daughter of James and Margaret Couper who died 15th January 1891 aged 21 also the above James Couper who died 19th January 1909 aged 73 and Margaret Crombie his wife who died 10th January 1923 aged 83 also their daughter Marion who died 2nd April 1912 aged 47 Interred in Rosebank Cemetery also their son James who fell in action in France 6th May 1817 aged 43.

Grave can be found at B3.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAVIDSON, FRANCIS CHARTERIS
Initials: F C
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Indian Army Reserve of Officers
Secondary Regiment: Military Police and Levies
Secondary Unit Text: formerly 110th Mahratta Light Inf., attd. South Waziristan Militia
Age: 27
Date of Death: 10/05/1917
Additional information: Son of Ada Annie Davidson, of 44, Westbourne Park Villas, Paddington, London, and the late Henry Chisholm Davidson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 23.
Memorial: DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)




MI:
In memory of Sir David Davidson KCB Bombay Army and Colonel of The Queens Edinburgh Volr Brigade 2nd son of Henry Davidson born at Haddington 18th August 1811 died 18th May 1900 and of his wife Margaret for 50 years his devoted helpmeet born 22nd April 1922 died 12 November 1899 both interred here.
(L column)
also in memory of Henry Chisholm Davidson, Bombay Revenue Survey their eldest son born 20th December 1850 died at Poona 29th August 1893, also of David Robert his eldest son 2nd Lieutenant Royal Artillery born 21st May 1884 died 5th June 1906 buried at sea off Colombo also Francis Charteris, Indian Civil Service his youngest son born 28th August 1889 fell in action in Wazaristan 10th May1917 buried at Fort Sarwekai. Henry Betham Col. 10th Gurkha Rifles his 2nd son born 26th November 1887died Seychelle Islands 14th November 1947 also of Ada Annie Betham wife of H Chisholm Davidson who died in Edinburgh 12th June 1949 aged 86.
(R column)
also David Albert Davidson Civil Engineer 2nd son of the above born 26th August 1853 died 11th August 1924 interred here. Helen Davidson 5th daughter wife of James Douglas Broadfoot born 5th October 1862 died 6th January 1945 interned in Jersey P.O.W aged 82. Alice Davidson 4th daughter wife of James russell Middleton I.C.S born 16th Novemebr 1857 died 8th April 1945 aged 87 Jane Davidson eldest daughter wife of Sir William Conliffe Brooks Bart. born 25th March 1852 died 27th July 1946 aged 94 Margaret Davidson 3rd daughter wife of John Leitch Johnston I.C.S died 10th December 1947 aged 91 buried here Mary davidson R.S.W 2nd daughter died 7th November 1950 aged 95

Grave found in U28 - family enclosed area

There is a memorial dedicated to him within the Church.

To the Glory of God and in dear memory of Francis Charteris Davidson, Indian Civil Service attached South Waziristan Militia born 1889 Fell in action 10th May 1917 at Sarwekai. Son of Henry Chisholm Davidson, Bombay Revenue Survey and Grandson of Colonel Sir David Davidson K.C.B of this Burgh.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DODS, JOHN BALLANTYNE
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/8th Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Additional information: Son of Isabella G. Dods, of 7, Chalmers St., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 44.
Cemetery: LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY



MI:
In loving memory of Charles Shirreff Dods banker and seed merchant who died at Haddington 20th November 1901 aged 61 and his wife Isabella Grieve Ballantyne who died at Edinburgh 13th October 1923. Charles Henry youngest son who died at South Africa 7th July 1916, John Ballantyne 2nd son Lieutenant 1/8th Royal Scots died of wounds in France 11th April 1918. Nora Shirreff 4th daughter wife of Montague Francis Davy Cobbold Captain 1st K.G.O Gurkha Rifles who died 8th August 1922.

Grave can be found at F41.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FAICHEN
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Saddler
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 848th Horse Transport Coy.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 21/11/1918
Service No: T4/143096
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Janet Faichen, of Meadou Park, Haddington. (Correct spelling is Meadow Park)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 903.
Cemetery: MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA



MI:
In loving memory of Thomas Faichen who died 11th June 1918 aged 54 also his son William, saddler in the A.S.C who died at Salonika 21st November 1918 aged 26 also Janet Dudgeon wife of Thomas Faichen who died 27th April 1940 aged 84.

Grave can be found at D9.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOGG, GEORGE TULLEY
Initials: G T
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
Unit Text: 29th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 26/09/1916
Service No: 464594
Additional information: Son of John and Jane Hogg.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. A 19.
Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT



MI:
In loving memory of Jane Tulley wife of John Hogg who died 13th January 1922 aged 72 also their son Sergt G T Hogg 2nd Canadians who fell in action in France on 26th September 1916 aged 33 also the above John Hogg who died at Gateshead 20th July 1929 aged 80 also their daughter Helen Valentine who died 17th September 1972 aged 84.

Grave can be found at G14.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HUTCHISON, JOHN WILLIAM
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/8th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/11/1917
Additional information: Son of Margaret Hutchison, of "Fernleigh," Haddington, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 66.
Cemetery: JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel



MI:
In loving memory of John Hutchison printer and stationer who died 21st July 1910 aged 54 also William his son who died 1st July 1890 aged 13 months, John William 2nd Lieut 7th Battn Royal Scots who died from wounds received in action in Palestine 26th November 1917 aged 23 also his second son Alexander Berry husband of Madge Findlay who died in Edinburgh 20th April 1943 aged 50 and of his wife Margaret Berry who died 5th December 1956 aged 93 also Arthur James his 4th son died in Edinburgh 28th January 1966 aged 69 and David George his 5th son died in Edinburgh 29th January 1971 aged 72, Thomas Murray his 6th son died in Florida USA 12th March 1991 aged 91.

Grave can be found at N17.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McKAY, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 22/04/1916
Service No: S/10302
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37 and 64.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

SNWM - born Haddington
(NB surname is spelt MacKay on headstone but McKay on CWGC and SNWM records)



MI:
In everloving memory of our dear father Andrew MacKay joiner Haddington died 10th July 1918 also our dear mother Grace Bell dearly beloved wife of the above who died 24th January 1919 also our dear brother Pte James MacKay killed in action at the Persian Gulf 22nd April 1916

Grave can be found at D29.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MELROSE, ALEXANDER B.
Initials: A B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Service No: 325557
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 1 and 2.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL



MI:
Erected to the memory of Mary Dodds beloved wife of George Melrose died at Poldrate 28th March 1906 aged 48 also their daughter Jessie died at Nunraw Barns 5th March 1903 aged 7 also their son Alexander Bisset 1st 8th Royal Scots killed in action in France on 24th March 1918 aged 23 also the above George Melrose died at Royal Infirmary Edinburgh 15th May 1932 aged 75.

The grave can be found at E11.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MERRILES, JOHN SUTHERLAND
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 19/06/1915
Additional information: Son of William Merriles and Annie Merriles, of 17, Archibald Place, Edinburgh. Native of Haddington, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 8.
Cemetery: TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY



MI:
In loving memory of James infant son of William and Annie Merriles died 11th April 1879 aged 4 months also John S Merriles 4th son of the above Sec Lieut 5th Royal Scots who fell in action at the Dardanelles 19th June 1915 aged 31 "For truth and right, for King and Country he fought a good fight"
The above William Merriles died 15th April 1918 aged 69 also his wife Annie Sinclair Sutherland died 20th March 1926 aged 71 also Alexander H Merriles 5th son of the above died in Cape Town South Africa 12th September 1953 aged 66.
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