Names to be added to Midlothian war memorial

Newbattle Parish elder Alex Duncan at the church war memorial

Newbattle Parish elder Alex Duncan at the church war memorial

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A special service will be held at Newbattle Parish Church today (Sunday, September 7) to mark the adding of 52 names to the church’s war memorial.

The Newtongrange church’s World War One war memorial was originally erected in 1924.

But following research by local historian and Advertiser contributor John Duncan, a further 52 names are to be added to the memorial, with the parish fundraising several hundred pounds for the work.

Newbattle’s minister Rev Sean Swindles said: “This will be an important service, certainly for the congregation.

“It should be quite a meaningful service but also quite low key.”

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