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War Records 1914-18

Lance Corporal Ben Edmonstone

Private V S Ellington

Private Alexander Ellison

Private W Emslie

Surname E

Surname Forename Rank Home Relationship
Edmonstone Ben L/Corporal Canada
Ellington V S Private Edinburgh  
Ellison Alexander Private Culbokie Brothers 1
Ellison Charles Not stated Canada
Emslie W Private Contin  

Date of Paper:  27.04.1917
Surname:  Edmonstone
First Name(s):  Ben
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Canadian Scottish
Home Address:  Novar, Evanton

Lance-Corporal Ben Edmonstone, Canadian Scottish, reported missing on or about 8th October, 1916, has now been reported killed. Deceased was a son of the late Mr Edmonstone, head gardener, Novar, and of Mrs Edmonstone, 69 Land Street, Keith. He left Novar about 9 years ago for Canada, and was latterly working with the Granby Bay Mining Company in Alaska. Shortly after the outbreak of war he bravely responded to his country's call, and came across with the 2nd Canadian Contingent to fight for the Motherland. He left England for France on the 1st March, 1915. Of a cheerful and kindly disposition, he was well liked, and was very popular with both the officers and men of his coy.
Much sympathy is extended to Mrs Edmonstone and family in their sad bereavement.
A portrait of Lance-Corpl. Edmonstone appears above.

Date of Paper:  21.12.1917
Surname:  Ellington
First Name(s):  V. S.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Rosetta, Dalkeith St, Joppa, Edinburgh.

Mrs Ellington, Rosetta, Dalkeith Street, Joppa, Edinburgh, will be glad to receive any information concerning her husband, 266930, Private V.S. Ellington, 6th Platoon, B. Co. Seaforths (Service), B.E.F., reported missing on August 22nd, 1917, apparently under circumstances similar to those stated in another paragraph published to-day enquiring about another Seaforth named Anderson.
Pte. Ellington had been out about five months, and was twice slightly wounded.
Readers can communicate direct with Mrs Ellington or with the Editor.

Date of Paper:  03.05.1917
Surname:  Ellison
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Mounteagle, Culbokie.

There is reproduced to-day a photo of Alexander Ellison, Ross-shire Seaforths, Mounteagle, Colbokie, who, as already reported, died at a Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received in action on 24th March last in the great offensive on the British front.
Pte Ellison (who was 20 years of age last February), was only 16-1/2 years at the time of mobilisation in August, 1914, and thus gave evidence of his patriotic spirit by responding to his country's call at the commencement of the war, and bearing his full share of the grim fighting that was reflected so much honour on his heroic battalion.
His elder brother, Charles, who joined a Canadian Contingent, also saw much fighting in France, and having been severely wounded, he has now returned invalided to Canada. Much sympathy is extended to all the relatives, very specially to the sorrowing mother in her sore bereavement.

Date of Paper:  03.05.1917
Surname:  Ellison
First Name(s):  Charles
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Canadian Contingent
Home Address:  Mounteagle, Culbokie.

No photo available.

Date of Paper:  01.06.1917
Surname:  Emslie
First Name(s):  W.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Gordons
Home Address:  Kinnahaird, Contin.

Private W. Emslie, Gordons, formerly of the Lovat Scouts, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Emslie, Kinnahaird, who is undergoing treatment for his wounds in an English hospital, has seen a good deal of service, both in the East and West. Having enlisted in the Lovat Scouts early in September, !914, he served with them in the Dardanelles and elsewhere. He was admitted to hospital in Malta, and subsequently was sent to England, where, after a good recovery, he was drafted into a Highland regiment bound for the Western Front. Later on he was transferred into the Gordons, with whom he fought until he was wounded.  He is making good progress towards recovery.

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