WW1 - Midlothian remembers

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The Advertiser’s regular series remembering World War One and its impact on Midlothian continues.

From 100 years ago this week the Midlothian Journal now carries a full page of reports on the War in addition to local news of the war effort, recruitment and training.

In the November 27 edition it tells the story of Joshua Monteith from Loanhead, who received a post card from his brother, Private John Monteith, 2nd Scots Guards, to say he had been captured by the Germans and was now a prisoner of war at Mahn bui Coln, Germany. Monteith was a reservist and was employed in the pits at Loanhead.

While, an employee of a Mr Grosset’s grocers in Gorebridge was killed in an accident on the front line. Private William Mitchell was among those killed when a cave used as a base for the wounded collapsed at the Battle of the Aisne.

And in Roslin the sale of Red Cross flags in the village last Saturday resulted in the sum of £5 and 15 shillings being collected. It was also noted that 111 men from the village are currently fighting for their country.

Meanwhile in Newtongrange Mrs Paterson of Fifth Street received notification that her son has been wounded at Lille, he is expected home soon.