Gunner Stanslaw Scortolskis was one of hundreds of Lithuanians or Russian Poles are they were known locally, who immigrated to Newtongrange to work in the pit.

 

He was one of four Lithuanians to die for his adopted country and was killed in the final push for victory , when the artillery frequently had to deploy in the open.

 

 

 

Name: SCORTOLSKIS
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "Y" 50th T.M. Bty.
Date of Death: 06/10/1918
Service No: 243177
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 4.
Cemetery:

GLAGEON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION