Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

Update!


Many photographs have been added! LazylikeSunday.net home page lists them Please copy and reuse them - a link to LazylikeSunday will be much appreciated!

Monday, 15 March 2010

What better place to start - Roslin




Little doubt that this is one of the most interesting places to visit in the UK. Da Vinci Code anyone, However let's not forget that this is a comparatively small town south of Edinburgh. The memorial is beautifully maintained and is impossible to miss if you are heading to the chapel. I have not unravelled all the names yet and when they are they will be added to the blog. But now the main photos! The top photograph, which is more readable is dedicated to WW1 and the bottom one relates to WW2. I do not know when the original monument was dedicated but it appears that the WW2 section appears to be added later. Obviously must be. However it doesn't fit comfortably with the rest of the design.

The inscription on the top of the top beneath the wreath reads:

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE FROM ROSLIN AND DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY

1914- 1919

CAPT A.G.MILLAR             F.R.G.At
CAPT D.POLLOCK M.M.    CAM. H.
2nd Lt R.J. DEWAR D.G.M. R.F.A.
C.S.M. A.J.WATTS               R.S.
SGT. W. BARCLAY              GOR. H.
  "     P. BAXTER                 SEA. H
  "     C.T.G. MACLEAN       R.E.
Cpl.  H.B. BROWN              SEA. H.
  "     W. CAMERON            CAM. H.
  "     J.S. HERDMAN           S.R.
  "     W.S. JACK                  SEA H.
  "     J.Y. PENMAN              R.A.S.G.
  "     W.P. RICHARDSON     H.S.
BOMB. A. BARCLAY D.G.M.  M.M.  R.F.A.
L.CPL.  G. AFFLECK             CAM. H.
  "         J. BELL                    CAM H.
  "         G. KNOX                  R.S.F.
  "         J.D. MILLAR            SEA. H.
  "         B. SMITH                R.S.
  "         P.M. WILSON           CAM. H.
Pvr       A.C. BROWN          R.F.A.
  "         R.A.  LOGIE           R.E.
  "         J. WRIGHT              R.G.A
Gnr      D. ANDERSON        A.I.F.
  "        J. CRANE                G.E.F.
  "        J. McGAW               R.F.A.
Tpr.     P. ROBERTSON       D.G.
Pte      J.F. AFFLECK           R.S.
  "       J. ARCHIBALD          R.S.
  "       W. BAILLIE               R.A.S.C.
  "       J. BROWN                 R.S
  "      M. CURRAN               SEA. H.
  "      D.A. FINLAY               R.S.
  "      W. HANNAH              R.S.
  "      C.A. HENDERSON     SEA H.
  "      J. JOHNSTON            CAM. H.
  "      A. KNOX                    S.G.
  "      A. H. LAWRENCE      A.S.
  "      W.G.R. LAWRIE          SEA. H.
  "      S. LORIMER               R.S.
  "      F.H. MACFIE              SEA. H.
  "      A. McBEATH              N.F.
  "      A. McHENDRY           R.S.
  "      J. McHENDRY            K.O.S.B.
  "      A. McLEISH               R.S.
  "      W.J. McLENNAN        R.S.
  "      A. McNAIR                 S.C.
  "      P? G. MUNRO            H.L.I.
  "      W.N. PORTEOUS        N.Z.E.F.
  "      J.B. RAMSAY              SEA H.
  "      E. RICHARDSON       R.S.F.
  "      W. ROBERTSON        R.S.
  "      J. SHEPHERD            R.S.
  "     A.  WILSON                R.S.

Beneath the WW1 plaque is an angled piece of granite lying about 25 to 30 degrees from the horizontal. It has not weathered too well. The rain will certainly not run off well. I cannot remember if the lettering is in lead. (It does look like it) It is difficult to see from the photos. I did not pay attention on the first few memorials I photographed. However here is the inscription.

Remember them also who suffered death
1939 - 1945

A.B.       T.CLARK                  ROYAL NAVY
  "         G.G. GRANT                       "
O.S.       J. MILLER                          "

Sgt.      H.I. MACDONALD    R.A.M.C.
L/SGT   S.M. ELDER             R.T.C.
Cpl       W. BAIN                   A  &  S H.
Gnr       D.W. GRAY               B.Y.
  "         J. PENMAN              R.A.
Pte       G. ARCHIBALD        R.A.O.C.
  "         D  BARCLAY            2ND R.W.
  "         J. GILMOUR             L.C.H.G.
  "         J. H. HENRY             R.S.
  "         A.B. JEFFREY           2nd. R.S.
  "         J. MERCER              G. How.
  "         T. MILLER                R.S.
1.P/O      THE HON P.A.G. StCLAIR ERSKINE     ROYAL AIR FORCE
2.F/O      J. AFFLECK        ROYAL AIR FORCE
  "        I.R.G. HUNTER                 "
  "        A.S. THOMSON                "
W/O     T.F. HUNTER
Sgt/A.C.  J. BRYCE
Sgt      G.B. DONALDSON
Sgt/A.C.  F.FERGUSON
Sgt/W.O./A.C  J.GRANT
Sgt        E.S. YOUNG
Cpl        D. HUMPHRIES

Engnr.   E. HEPPLEWHITE       MERCHANT NAVY
1st Rad/O  T. RUSSELL                         "

 The link at 1. above goes to a forum. To dive into more information on Peter StClair Erskine - you will have to register. It is a good forum. This is the only link to the WW2 Talk forum on my whole blog.
1.   This is the announcement in the paper

Peter St. Clair Erskine
                
2.  Flying Officer J. Affleck; born Roslin, Midlothian, 2 Jan 1920; joined RAF Sep 1939; killed on air operations, 15 Sep 1943.


Definitely think I need a page to decode these acronyms!
Many are obvious - there are some that I am not aware of, especially the WW1 ones.
Updated on the 3rd of October 2011

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