WW1 - Midlothian remembers

World War One
World War One

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. Stories are now appearing detailing the men who have been killed, have died, are wounded or are missing.


The members and committee of Penicuik Band have sent off Christmas boxes to the six bandsmen who are presently serving at the front with the 8th Battalion Royal Scots.

Enquiries about Private Joseph Brown, of the Scots Guards, have resulted in the intimation being made that he believed to be a prisoner of war.

The price of bread has gone up to 7d.


During the two months ending 20th November the employees of Messrs McTaggart Scott & Co Ltd, Station Iron Works, contributed to the Belgian Relief Fund the sum of £14 6s 2d and up to date £19 3s 8d. There is also a distress fund for supplying coals and making grants to the dependents of men who are serving in the Army or Navy belonging to the shop of whom there are 31.

Last Saturday a highly successul cake, candy and apron sale was held in the Masonic Hall in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund. The promoters had been successful in securing the services of Dr Charles Sarolea, Belgian consul for Edinburgh and South-East Scotland, to perform the opening ceremony.