Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

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J Corrigan

In Memory of




2nd Bn., Royal Scots

who died on

Thursday, 22nd October 1914.

Commemorative Information


Cemetery:  WEST CALDER CEMETERY, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  M. 17.


CWGC website


Joyce - In loving memory of Pte Patrick Joyce, Connaught Rangers, who was drowned on April 15th, 1917; also Pte James Corrigan, Royal Scots, who died of wounds received in action on October 20th, 1914.


Oh ! How hard it was we had to part

From ones we dearly loved;

But there's a thought that charms our heart

That we shall meet above.


Then let our sorrows cease to flow,

God has recalled His own.

And let our hearts in every woe

Still say "Thy will be done"


Inserted by his sister, Mrs Patrick Joyce

Midlothian Advertiser, November 2nd, 1917

West Calder Cemetery