Newbattle at War a history of the Parish at war   

 Now featuring Scots in the Great War Living History Society.    

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John Duncan
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Please feel free to tell us a little bit about you and your interest in WW1

If it's WW1 and preferably Scottish then I'm interested

Where are you from

Newtongrange

Any thing else you want to tell members

I'm now the wrong side of 50


Boss man John
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About Me

This site is something I have grown to proud of, and I hope the brave men that were our forefathers approve.

Britain will maybe never see their likes again ,that generation of men that marched their way into the annals of history, the finest army ever to leave this country.

John Duncan



Scott Henderson
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53 years old
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KOF
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54 years old
About Me

I'm the offspring of an Argyllshire mother and a Fifeshire father, so have an interest in both the A&SH and Black Watch. A strong military tradition on both sides. I'm a comic book artist and have been for over 20 years. I currently live in the Scottish Borders with my wife and my collie, Jana.

I own far too many books (if such a thing is possible), mainly military history, I like to shout at the telly, drink whisky and go " Harumph! " a lot.


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At the momment I'm researching my grandfather's part in WW1. 7th Btn Black Watch, 51st Div. So I'm interested in details about 8th Royal Scots and their part in the Division's assault on Beaumont-Hamel. I intend to produce a book about it for the 100th anniversary in 2016. Six years is not very long!


SAINT-MARTIN
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Billy Young
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73 years old
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I was born in 1946 the Son and Grandson of  Haddington men, my Grandfather Henry was in the 8th Battalion Royal Scots from the commencement of hostilities in 1914 until he marched through the town from Haddington  railway station in 1919 at the end. My father was in the Royal Artillery 1939 - 45 then the 8th Battallion Royal Scots (Territorials) until 1961. For me... after after a good chilhood in Haddington I joined the Royal Navy on June 19th 1962 as a Junior Electrical Mechanic and left on the 10th November 1996 as a Warrant Officer 1st Class, a career spanning almost 34 and a half years. 

  


Please feel free to tell us a little bit about you and your interest in WW1

I want to find out all I can about my Grandfather and the 8th battalion Royal Scots during WW1


Euan McNeill
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51 years old
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I am the grandson of 885 Private J C McNeill 1/8th Royal Scots TF (born 1896 in Tranent)who was  a miner and one of the originals who survived the war, surving throughout. He went back into the mines after the war only to suffer a serious back injury. He went on to become a school caretaker in Tranent after long rehabilitation and was ultimately Provost of Tranent for a time. He fathered four children with Mary Wood. One, David went on to Edinburgh University and was to serve in the RAF during WW2 but died of complications of typhoid fever contracted whilst serving as a pilot with coastal command in Cyprus in 1945, another John served in the parachute regiment in India during WW2. John Crwford McNeill DCM JP died in 1968.


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I am interested in finding out about where my grandfather served and what he experienced.


gourdongirl
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I have lived in Musselburgh for past 13 or so years, with my husband and 2 sons. I originally come from a small fishing village on the North East coast of Scotland called Gourdon. I have been doing family research now for some 20+ years, but recently became interested in those men and women killed in WWI and WWII. I am currently researching those who came from the Musselburgh area.

 

Shona



Joyce Murdoch
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I was born and raised in Newtongrange, born at 60 St Davids and shortly afterwards moved to Fourth Street where I stayed until I married after which I lived for a short time in Bonnyrigg before moving to Australia. I returned to Scotland in 2002 and now live in Haddington.

I never knew my grandfathers, both died before I was born, but I have come to realise the sacrifice they and thousands of others made when going to war to defend our right to be free. This site is a great memorial to all of them.



Alex Duncan
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Boss man's Boss



Alan Duncan
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Family

Where are you from

Newtongrange


Ed Robinson
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I collect Scottish pre stay bright badges and WW1 medals to Scottish soldiers.

 

I live in Perth West Australia which makes it a bit difficult for research which is why I appreciate web sites like this.



max
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HM Forces Retired , Living in St Andrews .Interests Scottish Regiments in World War One .Have a small collection of World War One Scottish medals .

I occasionally have some world war one

medals which I would trade for Local Fife trios/plaques


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My interest in World War One is mainy research of Soldiers and their movements in the Great War. I have a fair ammount of photos of Scottish Troops some identified , some not .

Where are you from

Fife


flintwich@aol.com
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Interested in 1/8 Royal Scots until 6th August 1916 when my Gt Grandfathers brother was killed, ending my families part in WW1. Have visited WW1 sites in Belgium and the Somme and have some 1/8th grave and memorial pictures along with those of ther battalions RS i.e. Tyne Cot / Plogsteert memorial.

Also in awe of VC winners, read up on Sapper Hackett and you will get the idea why.

22 Years in the RAF as a Photographer, now a Security Officer in the building on the front of your Broon Sauce bottle.


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Varied

Where are you from

Born in Haddington


george souness
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Macclesfield Town supporter, for my sins.



Bish
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57 years old

JimFiNitten
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59 years old

Ian Grant
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About Me

During the course of researching my family history i've become very interested in the histories of my relatives who were all born in Bo'ness or carriden, and who served during WW1. Predominantly most served with the Royal Scots, and my Grandfather Thomas Grant 345153 served with the 1/8 Royal Scots before being transferred out to the HLI, during his service with the HLI he was wounded, injured or incapacitated in some way after which he was transferred to the Labour corps, and then RAOC. Sadly his service records have been destroyed, but i do have various documents that were in his possesion at the time of his demobilisation. As is the case with many who served he never ever spoke of his experiences, and so with his service records destroyed, has been very hard piecing his service together, a member on this site George Souness, has been a great help in that respect... THANK YOU George.

My Grandmothers brother, my Gt Uncle 3219 later 250912 Alexander Forbes who has a photo on this site joined the 5th Royal Scots in Feb 1915, he was posted overseas on the 8th Dec 1916 with the now almalgamated 5th and 6th bns who had become the 5/6th Bn Royal Scots. On the 5th Feb 1917 he was wounded by a GSW to the left leg at or near Bertrancourt, after a period of hospitalisation, and convelesance in the UK he was again posted back to the 5/6th, but before leaving the IBD at etaples was transferred and posted to the 13th Bn Royal Scots, joining the 13th in the field on the 11 Aug 1917, one month and two days later he was killed in the area of Roeux, near the infamous chemical works, i have copies of the trench maps showing the positions of the companies of the battalion within the trench system of the area. He is buried in the nearby Level Crossing British Cemetery, at Fampoux.

 

I have researched many of my extended family, some KIA some survived, but all of whom have earned my greatest respect for the sacrifice they made during those horrific years, which the likes of myself even having researched so much, could never begin to understand the the horrors they witnessed and were subjected to. Their names liveth forever more.


Please feel free to tell us a little bit about you and your interest in WW1

Researching the service of family members

Where are you from

My father was born in Carriden west Lothian, he moved south in the 1930's to England where i was born in Slough Buckinghamshire, now Berkshire.


eric
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I am originaly from Edinburgh.   I am interested in WW1 mainly because of my many relatives who served in this conflict.     My paternal grandfather was a  6th batt. Royal Scots territorial and he went overseas with the 8th. Batt. Royal Scots.   He survived the war and was always proud to be an Old Contemptible.     My maternal grandfather and his brother were 4th. Batt. Royal Scots territorials and both were killed at Gallipoli.



robert sullivan
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68 years old
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