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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Midlothian
Town
Penicuik
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Colonial India
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
89210
Current location

South Parish Church
Peebles Road
Penicuik
Midlothian
Lothian
EH26 8AX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: Undefined
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Five brass plaques on a wooden screen- the central one is the dedication, the two to the left are WW1, the two to the right are WW2/Colonial India 1946
Inscription
Plaque 1-1914/[names of officers and 1 private- Abernethy] Plaque 2-1919/[names privates B onwards] Plaque 3-+/TO/THE GLORY OF GOD/AND/IN THANKFUL MEMORY/OF THOSE OF THIS/CONGREGATION WHO/FELL IN THE CAUSE/OF RIGHTEOUSNESS/AND LIBERTY DURING/THE GREAT WAR Plaque 4-1939/[names A-G]/THEIR BODIES ARE/BURIED IN PEACE Plaque 5-1945/[names L-W]/[name]/KILLED IN PLANE CRASH CALCUTTA 1946/BUT THEIR NAME/LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abernethy, John D
Affleck, James
Bates, Frank E
Breslin, Frank H
Brodie, James
Clapperton, James
Dempster, William
Dickson, John W
Ferguson, Arthur J
Forsyth, Alexander W
See details for all 38 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank
    Order of information: rank THEN surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service, manner of death, place of death, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6704&mforum=warmemscot
  • from: www.theygavetheirtoday.com/royal-air-force-chaplains.html Ian Wallace Moreton TAYLOR. Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force. RAFVR no. 104278. He died on 20 October 1946. He was 33. He was the son of John Moreton Taylor and Mary Ann Taylor and the husband of Cecilia Mackie Robertson Taylor of Edinburgh. He is buried in plot O, row A, grave 2 in Bhowanipore Cemetery, Kolkata (Calcutta) Additional Information Avro 685 York MW208 of 51 Squadron took off at 07.27 hours from RAF Dum Dum, Calcutta. The port inner engine was not giving full power during take-off because the spark plugs were heavily coated with carbon and other substances. Consequently, the aircraft did not get airborne, the pilot cut the engines and the aircraft crashed during an attempt to stop safely. Of the 18 persons on board, three were killed.

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