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MAYFIELD SALISBURY WAR MEMORIALS

On the walls of the north transept at Mayfield Salisbury there are several war memorials: a legacy of our history which includes over the years the joining together of several different churches. Details of this are shown in the chart below.

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Taken from the booklet entitled Parish Guide which was prepared by Andrew Bethune and published by Mayfield Salisbury Church in 1996

Three of the war memorials come from the following three churches: Newington South Church, Mayfield North Church and  Fountainhall Road Church.

There is also a memorial from St Leonard's Parish Church which closed after first joining with Newington Parish Church. The building they inhabited is now the Queen's Hall, and one from 3rd Edinburgh Company Boys' Brigade which had strong links with Mayfield Church.

The photographs show (1) the north transept, chancel and apse of the sanctuary at Mayfield Salisbury; (2) the north transept, north and east walls (3) the north transept, north and west walls.

 

NEWINGTON SOUTH CHURCH

This memorial is on the east wall of the north transept. It contains 5 panels as shown.. Across the base of the middle three panels are the words 'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS' 


The names inscribed are as follows -

 

Far left panel

To the memory of those of this Church who gave their Lives in the World War 1939 - 1945                                                                              

William Pearce

William McGregor

Graeme Thomson

Alex Simpson

James W. Martin

Donald Alexander Gunn

Stanley Grieve Beattie

Ian Leonard Stonehouse

Tom Brown

Isabel Mauchlen Gibbs

Ida Thomson  
 

Left panel 

1914 - 1918

Private Andrew Archibald

Private Robert Bryson

Private Adam Kerr Buchan

Major James Chalmers  M.C., DCM.

Private Charles Clark

Lieut. David J. Clow. D.C.M.

2nd Lieut. Oswald W. Clow

Private Thomas H. Clow, M.A.

Private David Fairweather

Captain F.D. Farquharson

Sergt. Frank Forrest, M.M.

Private Alexander Hamilton

Private Gordon Hardie

2nd Lieut.  Henry M. Horrox

Private George King

Private Thomas Leadbetter

Sergt. Malcolm Macfarlane

Private Hugh D. Mackay

Centre panel

To the Glory of God and in grateful remembrance of 153 members and adherents of this Congregation who served in the Great War 1914 – 1918 and especially of those whose names are here recorded who died that we might live.

Right panel

Lt/Cpl. Charles B. Mackenzie

Private George McLaren

Private John Marr                                                                                                                                    

Lt/Cpl Alexander Millar

2nd Lieut. George I. Millar

Sergeant John Millar

Private John Murray

2nd Lieut. John J. Paterson

Captain John Cairns Rae, M.C.

Private David Ross Ryrie

RSM Thomas Simpson

Drummer Richard Sinclair

Private Robert Spence

Lt/Cpl. James Thomson

Private William K. Waterston

Rifleman William Webb

Private James A. Williamson 
      
Far right panel

1914 – 1918 – “Died on Service”

John Ainslie – 2nd Lt. 9th R.S.

John S. Clark – L. Cpl. 1st Can

Robert Craig – Pte. R.S.

Louis G. Duffus -  Pte M.G.C.

David W. Gray – 2nd Lt. 3rd Camerons

Robert Grieve – Cpl. 15th R.S.

Herbert H. Hartley – 2nd Lt. R.F.C.

Hugh Lammie – Pte  R.S.

Wm Lawson – Capt 14th A & S.H.

Wm. C. McBeath – Pte 172nd Can M.R.

John McFarlane – C.Q.M.S. 3rd R.S.

Wm. H. Macintosh – Lt. 4th Gordons

James McNab – 2nd Lt. 4th R.S.

Robert Phemister – Pte 5th R.S.

James  McC  Rennie – Pte 11th R.S.F.

Walter Robertson – Pte 9th Seaforths

A. Aitken Ross – Lt.Col. R.A.M.C.

Wm Sargent – L. Cpl 1st Camerons

Charles Scott – Cpl. 5th R.S.

Walter L. Scott – Pte 5th Seaforths

William Skinner – Pte 4th R.S. & 1st Cl Stoker HMS Hampshire

James S. Struth – 2nd Lt. 17th R.S.

Robert J. Swan – 2nd Lt R.F.A.

Edwin Thomson – Cpl 5th R.A.

William Thomson – Pte 4th R.S.

James W. Wilkie – Pte 6th R.S.

Alexr. Williamson – Pte 5th R.S.

Robert B. Young  - Pte 14th A. & S.H.     
                                                                                                             

MAYFIELD NORTH CHURCH

This memorial consists of two panels on the north wall of the north transept.


The names inscribed are as follows -

Left panel

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS AND ADHERENTS OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

John A. G. Adams – Seaforth Highlrs

Arthur Wills Adlam – Royal Scots

Andrew Brunton – A & S. Highlrs

James A.G. Cameron – Cameron Highs.

John Fairgrieve – Royal Scots

Eric W. Gardiner – Wireless Operator

Charles R. Gray – A & S. Highlanders

William A.D. Hunter – Black Watch

Marshall Lee – Royal Scots

John Jackson Low – Royal Engineers

Eric Milroy – Black Watch

George Charles Morison – Royal Scots

Edward D. Mackintosh – Aus Imp Forces

George H. Macalister – R.S. Fusiliers

George A. Overton – Canadian Exped.  Force

Findlay MacFadyen Ross – Royal Scots

Joseph Scott – Cameron Highlanders

John Watt Senter – R.A.M.C.

Charles W. F. Sutherland – Royal Fusilrs.

George White – Royal Scots 
                                                                                                                                               

Right panel
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS AND ADHERENTS OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

Leslie G. Cairns  - Special Air Serv
Cameron D. Carnegie -  R A CH D
William S. Currie - Royal Air Force
William H. Farquhar -  A & S H
Thomas C. Guthrie -  Royal Air Force
James H. Jeffers -  Cameron Highs
Ian Meiklejohn -  Royal Air Force
Ian G. McEwan -  Royal Air Force
Ronald McLean -  Royal Air Force
Michael W. H. Robinson - Sikh L I
James M. Ross -  Royal Air Force
Thomas Stark -  R Inniskilling D G
John C Stewart  - Royal Signals
Alastair D Thomson  -  Mahratta L I
Robert E. Wright - Royal Engineers
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old. 
Age shall not weary them not the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
 

FOUNTAINHALL ROAD CHURCH

This memorial is in the centre of the north wall of the north transept.

The names inscribed are as follows -

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS AND ADHERENTS OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919

James C. Adam - M.G.C.

Henry Anderson – 6th R.S.

Wm. McG Bonnar – 6th A.I.L.H.

William Cameron – 5th R.S.

James L. Lawrence – 15th R.S.

James Laidlaw – 5th R.S.

Andrew Laidlaw – 5th R.S.

James D. Mill – A.S.C.

Robert R. Ritchie – 4th R.S.

Louis M. Ritchie – NYAS LD VR

James Rorrison – 4th R.S.

Robert Thomson Jnr – S.AfEF

Alexander H. White – R.F.A.                                                                                                                  

1939 – 1945

Tom Cochrane – 14th Q.R.R.

Ian Hastie – R.N.

Ian Skene Melvin – R.A.F.

John Symon – R.E.

Kenneth N. Thomson – R.A.F.
 

ST LEONARD'S PARISH CHURCH

This memorial is on the west wall of the north transept.



The names inscribed are as follows -


To the Glory of God and in Memory of the Members of this Congregation who fell in The Great War 1914-1919

Cpl Peter Bathgate - Gordons

Cpl William Carlton - Camerons

Cpl John C. Watson – L.R.F.

L/Cpl William Sorlie – R.S.                                                                                                                     

Pte Harry Anderson – R.S.

Pte James Bee – R.F.A.

Pte William Black  R.S.

Pte William J. Dickson - Camerons

Pte Frank Donald - Seaforths

Pte George Erskine – R.E.

Pte Robert Erskine – R.F.A.

Pte David Shaw - Camerons

Pte Harry Sutherland – R.S.

Pte James L. Wood  - R.E.                                                                                                             

“Faithful Unto Death”
 

Also in the Second World War

W.O. Edward Kane -  R.A.

Pte Joseph Kinghorn – A & S.H.

P.O. John Morrison – R.N.
 

And in Korean Waters

SBA Allan Findlay - RN
 

3rd EDINBURGH COMPANY THE BOYS' BRIGADE

This memorial is on the west wall of the north transept.

TOP PLAQUE
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF JOHN McLAREN
BORN 6th  FEBRUARY 1854 Died 7th  AUGUST 1918
FOUNDER AND FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS CAPTAIN OF THE 3RD EDINBURGH (MAYFIELD) COMPANY OF THE BOYS’ BRIGADE .HE WAS THE LIVING EMBODIMENT OF THE SPIRIT AND PURPOSE OF THE BOYS’ BRIGADE AND MOVEMENT.   HE CONSECRATED HIS TIME, MEANS AND ABILITIES TO THE COMPANY AND EVER SOUGHT TO ADVANCE THE KINGDOM OF GOD AMONG THE BOYS. HE LOVED THEM AND BELIEVED IN THEM.  HIS WORKS AND THEIR FRUITS AS SEEN IN THE BIBLE CLASS AND IN MANY FORMS OF SERVICE AND ACTIVITY AND ABOVE ALL IN LIVES MADE BETTER ARE HIS TRIUMPHANT RECORD. UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP THE COMPANY WON A NAME AND FAME THROUGHOUT THE LAND.  THE OLD BOYS AND PRESENT MEMBERS MOURN THE LOSS OF A PERSONAL FRIEND AND A BELOVED CAPTAIN.
“A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST”

LOWER PLAQUES
1914 - 1919
3rd Edinburgh Company, the Boys’ Brigade
 To the Glory of God and in Grateful Memory of the Officers and Old Boys who fell in The Great War
Officers
Lieutenant William Duncan
Ex-Lieut. John Fairgrieve
Ex-Lieut. Edward D. McIntosh
Ex-Lieut. Charles Paterson
 Old Boys
Thomas W. Aitken
David P.L. Anderson
George E. Archer
Peter Ash
George Blair
James M. Briggs
Andrew Brunton
Alexr. C. Cessford
William Colquhoun
James B. Coutts
John L. Crow
John L. Cruickshank
William Davidson
James Dods
Alexander Nisbet Douglas
William Downie
Thomas L. Eagle
James Edgar
George Fernie
Alexander Frame
George Frame
Frank W. Fraser
Andrew Gairn
Robert Galloway
Thomas Gibson
William Gollan
Robert W. Grant
Thomas Greig
William C. Gunn
Thomas Hammond
Alexander M. Henderson
John Henderson
John Henderson
John C. Hiddles
Thomas Hogg
Charles H. Hyslop
Thomas Ireland
James W. Irvine
Robert D.W. Irvine
Robert Johnston
John T. Keppie
Peter Keppie
George C. King 
Frank Kynoch
George Lees
Hugh D. McKay
George W.D. McLaren
John A McLean
Andrew McPherson
John McRitchie
John G. McWilliam
John H. Millar
Charles R. Mitchell
Matthew N. Mitchell
William A.W. Mowatt
William Moxey
Robert Myles
George B. Orr
Robert W. Pender
Alexander B. Pow
William M. Ramage
John R. Ramsay
Alexander Reynold
Alfred R. Robb
Thomas Robertson
Gilbert H. Robinson
Henry Rutherford
Joseph Scott
John Shaw
Ernest A. Spicer
Andrew C. Steedman
James H. Steedman
Charles Stewart
William Stewart
James B. Strang
William Sutherland
David M. Taylor
Andrew L. Thomson
James S. Todd
Jas. W Vandepeear
David J. Waddell
William Wallace
William K. Waterston
Anan K. Whyte
James A. Williamson
William R. Wilson
David Wood
William Wood
Peter S Yorston
Alexander Young
(Names are at the bottom, not in alph. order)
James Nisbet  George L.B. Harper  Daniel A. McBeth   David Pringle  Stewart Sinclair  William McClelland
 
1939 – 1945
William Buchanan
Eric Burt
William Day
George Gray
William Houston
H.W. Johnstone
John Lanaghan
Richard Oates
Thomas B. Pearson
David Reynolds
David Robertson
James Young
 

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