Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

Email: jamesfanning@icloud.com



P Welsh

Mrs Welsh, Westwood Rows, has been notified that her husband, Pte Patrick Welsh, of the Royal Scots, was killed in action on the 20th October. He enlisted at the outbreak of the war, and had seen much active service. Previous to enlisting he worked as a miner with the United Collieries Ltd, at the Loganlea Colliery. He leaves a wife and four children.


Midlothian Advertiser, 14th December, 1917


In Memory of




12th Bn., Royal Scots

who died on

Saturday, 20th October 1917.


Commemorative Information


Cemetery:  BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3, VLAMERTINGHE, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  II. M. 7.


Location: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 is located 6.5 km west of Ieper town centre, on the Zevekotestraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. 6 km along the N308, after passing the village of Vlamertinge and just beyond the church in the hamlet of Brandhoek lies the left hand turning onto the Grote Branderstraat. After crossing the N38 Westhoekweg, the first right hand turning leads onto the Zevekotestraat. The cemetery is located 300 metres along the Zevekotestraat on the left hand side of the road, beyond the N38 dual carriageway, which it is necessary to cross.


CWGC website