Lest We Forget

1914 - 1918

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

First World War local fatalities.

In addition to all the above, during the First World War, North Queensferry was the scene of the death of two soldiers in separate, although broadly similar training accidents.

Stewart, Henry Ernest

(born Henry Ernest Pinfold)

Rank
55 Training Reserve Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Service Number
not allocated
Born
10 Sept 1895 at Islington
Parents
Frederick Pinfold (Cinema Proprietor) and Lily (Knight) Pinfold, of Cliftonville, Belfast
Date of death
19 November 1917 at Cruicks, North Queensferry (Aged 22)
Grave
Hope Street, Inverkeithing
Other Memorials
Scottish National War Memorial (Edinburgh Castle)

Queens University, Belfast War Memorial

Other Information

Was residing at Garthill (which seems to have been in use as an Officer’s Mess – Paton had also been resident there at the time of his death).

Killed when a grenade exploded during training.

Stewart
Henry Stewart

Stewart grave
Grave of Henry Stewart

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Sources

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Scottish National War Memorial (Edinburgh Castle)

Scottish War Graves Project

Scottish National Archives. Death Certificate

Ancestry.com

Queens University, Belfast

Alex Morris


Here dead we lie, Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land, From which we sprung.

Life, to be sure, Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is, And we were young.

[A.E. Housman]

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Tell Them Of Us And Say,

For Your Tomorrow,
We gave our Today

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