Dedicated to my late Grandfather Private 64457 John Duncan Royal Army Medical Corps whom I never met, but was my inspiration to make this journey, and to all the other men from the Parish who did their duty for King and Country.


My Granny's brother Private S/26739 Charlie Gibson 4th Seaforth Highlanders who died of wounds received in action 23rd October, 1918


This site commemorates the men from the Parish of Newbattle in Midlothian who fought and sadly for many,died in the Great War of 1914 - 1919 and the Second World War of 1939-1945 

Nearly 200 men did not return to their villages of Newtongrange, Newbattle, Easthouses, Lothian Bridge and Eskbank, collectively known as Newbattle Parish.

 "Your Country Needs You" - This is their story.


"They gave their bodies to the Commonwealth and received each for his memory praise that will never die, and with it the noblest sepulchre - not the post where their bones are laid, but a place in the minds of men"

Edinburgh Castle

Living History Society

Beamish Show
September '16

Photos from our visit

Digging In
Pollok Park

WW1 Trench Project

War Underground

Miner's secret war

WW1 Roll of Honour

Men of the Parish who fell


Newbattle Parish in WW2

Latest Page

Midlothian in Mourning

Takeover Day

At the Mining Museum

Moorfoot WW1

Moorfoot Primary visit