Regiment: Royal Scots, Lothian Regiment, 1/4th Btn.
Rank & Number: Private,
4371 & 201197
October 1898; Newington, Midlothian
December 1917; Palestine
Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine
was born 01 Oct 1898 in Newington, Midlothian, to parents Thomas Menzies, a
baker, and Mary Smith (who married in Edinburgh on 10 Jun 1898). He died of malaria on 30 Dec 1917 at 1st
Lowland Field Ambulance, Palestine. He
is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine - inscription reads "Gone but not
In the 1901 Census, the family are
living at 8 Dalrymple Place, Edinburgh, although father Thomas’ occupation is
painter. Edward’s mother died in 1910,
and in the 1911 Census Edward (aged 12) and father Thomas (aged 33, house
painter) are in the household of his grandmother, Georgina Menzies, in Yeaman
Place, Edinburgh along with his aunt and uncles.
Edward’s service record gives
his father’s address as Govan Bank, Fairlie (until at least Jul 1918), and
later Boyd Street, Largs, and the 1920 and 1925 Valuation Rolls have Thomas
Menzies, baker, at Boyd Street, Largs.
SERVICE RECORD Enlisted 24 Jan 1916 (aged
19, wholesale grocer, nok father); posted to
Palestine 11 Dec 1916; died of malaria 30 Dec 1917. His will, dated 20 Dec 1917, leaves the whole
of his property and effects to his father, Mr. T. Menzies, of Govan Bank,
Fairlie. The effects, acknowledged by
his father on 15 Jul 1918, were – disc, badge, devotional pack, cigarette case,
wallet, photos, letters, negative.
- his living relatives notified to the army in 1920 are his father (in Largs),
his grandmother and aunt at 13 Yeaman Place, Edinburgh, and two uncles