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Romanno Bridge, West Linton, EH46 7BZ
“In everlasting memory of the Men of this Parish who fell in the
Great War 1914 - 1919”. They died that we might live.
Below are the names of the brave service personnel from the parishes of Newlands and Kirkurd who gave up their lives during both Great Wars. Please click on any name to find out more about the person. Sincere thanks to the late Evelyn Rose of Romanno Bridge for sympathetically and painstakingly compiling the information.
Wednesday 1st January 1919 - Newlands War Memorial Bazaar >>
Friday 25th July 1919 - Peace Celebrations at Newlands >>
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are The Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
John McRae, Ypres 1915
Memorials at Newlands
“In everlasting memory of the Men of this Parish who fell in the Second Great War 1939 - 1945”. They died that we might live.
Memorial at Kirkurd
“Through distant ages sire to son. Shall tell the tale of freedom won. To the Glory of God and in proud and grateful memory of brave lives given for others in the Great War 1914 - 1918”.