Cadet’s name to be added to war me­mo­rial

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By SHÂN ROSS

A First World War Scot­tish RAF cadet is to have his name added to the Scot­tish Na­tional War Me­mo­rial at Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle after a re­tired po­lice of­fi­cer un­cov­ered de­tails of his death in a 1918 edi­tion of The Scotsman.

Nor­man Ainslie Brown, who was born in Ed­in­burgh in 1892 and died in Oc­to­ber 1918, was al­ready listed on the roll of honour at Ste­wart’s Melville Col­lege in Ed­in­burgh.

Cadet Brown, who was the son of a so­lic­i­tor, went to work as bank clerk in Toronto.

He died there while train­ing as an RAF pi­lot.

Pa­trick An­der­son, a for­mer po­lice sergeant, from Letham, Angus, re­alised Cadet Brown’s name was miss­ing from the Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle me­mo­rial and re­searched his­tor­i­cal records to sub­mit an ap­pli­ca­tion.

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