Newbattle at War a history of the Parish at war   

 Now featuring Scots in the Great War Living History Society.    

Lt Douglas Morison

2nd Lieutenant Douglas Rutherford Morison , 3rd (attached 2nd) Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment, was born in January 1885, and was at Loretto 1897-1904. He was a Prefect and played in the XV. He went up to Clare College, Cambridge, and was subsequently in business in India, then in Canada. When war broke out he came home, went to Cambridge, and trained with the University O.T.C. He was given a commission in the 3rd (S.Reserve) Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment, and he proceeded to France early in 1915 to join the 2nd Battalion. He was killed at the head of his Platoon on March 13th 1915.

Initials: D R 
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Second Lieutenant 
Regiment/Service: Wiltshire Regiment 
Unit Text: 2nd Bn. 
Age: 28 
Date of Death: 13/03/1915 
Additional information: Son of John and Janet Musket Morison, of 18, Windsor Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Native of Newbattle, Dalkeith. 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. H. 18. 

Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard

The plaque to Lt Morison which is mounted on the wall of Newbattle Parish Church, next to the magnificent stain glass windows.