Newbattle Church is a beautiful old church with a fascinating history, however I always thought that it had a chapter missing from that history, a memorial to those who fell in the Second World War.
Well I’m pleased to say that the Parish has taken the decision to approve a memorial and to begin fundraising for it.
I have been asked to draw up a list of names for the memorial. a great honour, and a duty I readily agreed to.
I have drawn up a provisional list of names for inclusion, 52 in number currently.
This comprises all of those named on Newtongrange and Easthouses war memorials and a number of men who have been omitted or declined a place on the above memorials.
If you have a relative who is NOT on the list and would like him / her to be considered for inclusion on the memorial, please contact me with details of that person via the contact form below as soon as possible, giving as much information as possible.
A cut off date will be announced in due course, once that date is set, further entries regrettably cannot be accepted after then.
1 John F Allan RN 27 Alexander Hunter SH
2 James F Beveridge RA 28 James F Hughes SG
3 William H Bonsor RAOC 29 Robert L Jack
4 Alex Burnett SH 30 Barrie Jones RN
5 Peter Burnett RS 31 George C Johnston CSR
6 William Campbell QOCH 32 Charles C Law
7 Hector C Clark ASH 33 John Livingstone SH
8 John S Coleman RSF 34 Douglas MacKenzie
9 William Currie RAF 35 Malcolm McLean
10 James Dea RN 36 Peter J McLeod ASH
11 Edward B Dick GH 37 William Meek RAF
12 W R Dickson FMS 38 Robert Y Moffat RAOC
13 William Dodds RE 39 Thomas C Moffat RN
14 Harold Finlay MN 40 George Noble PR
15 Adam A Ford 41 John B Paxton MN
16 James C Forrest RN 42 Nicol Peacock SG
17 Ronald Fraser KOSB 43 George W Raper MN
18 Charles M Gowrie RASC 44 Ninian Roberts RSG
19 John Hadden RS 45 William A Scott RN
20 Andrew Haldane MN 46 Archie Thomson RE
21 Brodie D Haldane RAF 47 David Trist RN
22 Robert Hails HLI 48 John Webster MN
23 David Hamilton RAAF 49 Joseph White RN
24 John Herbert RN 50 Hugh Whitehead RNPS
25 James Holgate RE 51 Andrew D Wilson RN
26 David Hunter RN 52 William S Wilson RN