Granton War Memorial

John Denholm Logan

At the time of the 1901 Census, John Denholm Logan aged nine months was living with his parents at 179 Gilmour Place, Edinburgh. His father, also John Logan, was a ‘mechanical engineer (fitter)’. It is not known when the family moved to the Granton area.

Shortly after his eighteenth birthday he would have been called-up for military service. He was sent to the 53rd Reserve Training Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry. This was a basic recruit training unit based at Kirkcaldy. On 21st October 1918 he died at the age of 18 years, 3 months. His parents placed a Funeral Announcement in the Edinburgh Evening News on 23rd October 1918 which states that the death took place in an Auxiliary Hospital at Leven and that the cause of death was pneumonia – probably resulting from the influenza epidemic of 1918/19.

The address of his parents, John and Anne M Logan, is given as 152 Easter Road (formerly Caroline Park House, Granton). By the time the Commonwealth War Graves Register was compiled his father had died and his mother was again living in the Granton area – at 13 Lower Granton Road.

John Denholm Logan is also commemorated on the War Memorial of Wardie Parish Church. He is buried in the Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery.

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