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EDINBURGH, B Division, Edinburgh City Police, plaque (WW1)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:49 pm    Post subject: EDINBURGH, B Division, Edinburgh City Police, plaque (WW1) Reply with quote

B Division, Edinburgh City Police
Location: Gayfield Square Police Station, Edinburgh

Thanks to John Duncan of Newbattle for providing us with this photograph




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:41 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Reid Reply with quote

John Reid

(Glasgow Herald 26th June 1915)
"Private John Reid, Scots Guards, who was killed at Festubert on May 16, was a former member of Edinburgh Police Force."

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REID, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 10621
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reid, of Crosscroes Rows, Avonbridge, Stirlingshire.

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Surname: REID
Forename: John
Rank: Gdsm
Service number: 10621
Place of birth: Airdrie Lanark
Date of death: 16 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALEXANDER SHAW.

Delboy posted this earlier on the Galashiels War Memorial thread at page 8 of
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic294-0-asc-105.html

(Glasgow Herald 24th Dec 1914)
"Four out of 17 members of the Edinburgh City Police who were reservists and rejoined the colours in August have given up their lives for their country. Two were killed on the field of battle and two have died of wounds. The second of the latter is Constable Alexander Shaw, who joined the force in June last, he was 24 years of age and had served 6 years in the Seaforth Highlanders, and he was at the front with the 1st battalion when he received a shrapnel wound in the thigh. He was brought to the general hospital at Manchester, and was progressing favourably, but gangrene supervened and he died on Sunday. He was a native of Galashiels, and has left a widow and child."


He is named on the Galashiels War Memorial as:
PTE. ALEXANDER SHAW. Seaforths
Alexander Shaw age 24 Private (9510) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Alexander was a farm servant when he enlisted in September 1906. He served with the 1st Seaforths for 6 years, including on the North-West frontier of India, and was a reservist when he joined B Division of Edinburgh City Police in June 1914. He was mobilised in August and, since the 1st Battalion were still in India, he landed with the 2nd Seaforths at Boulogne on 23 August. Alexander was wounded and evacuated to the 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester where he died.
Born 1890 in Galashiels [Ladhope] as Alexander Gilchrist Shaw. Son of Agnes Shaw. Husband of Christina McKenzie (Stewart) Shaw of 111, Fountain Bridge, Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 20 December 1914 and buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.
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