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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Hawick - The Border Club Reply with quote

The Border Club is a social club situated in North Bridge Street in Hawick.
Within the premises is a wooden memorial listing those with a link to the club who fell in the Great War.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seven names are listed and of interest to myself is the fact that the first name doesn't have an immediate link to Hawick that I know of.

In Grateful Memory of

CHARLES WILLIAM BROWN. LIEUT K.O.S.B
ROBERT GEORGE CROALL. CADET R.A.S.C
JAMES BRYDON INNES. LIEUT K.O.S.B
IAN LAING M.C. LIEUT COLDSTREAM GUARDS
ROBERT GREENWOOD MAXWELL CAPTAIN SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
WALTER GERALD PRINGLE SECOND LIEUT. K.O.S.B
ROBERT LEMAN PURDOM PRIVATE ROYAL SCOTS

MEMBERS OF THE BORDER CLUB AND ALSO OF MANY GALLANT
HONORARY MEMBERS STATIONED IN HAWICK AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918




Sec.Lt Charles William Brown 6th KOSB 23-May-17 http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=664796#

Pte Robert George Croall RASC 22-Jul-18 http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=664770#

Lt James Brydon Innes 4th KOSB 12-Jul-15 http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=692340#

Lt Ivan Laing 2nd Coldstream Guards 30-Nov-17 http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=315232#

Captain Robert Greenwood Maxwell 3rd Seaforth Highlanders 07-Jan-16 http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1657833#

Sec.Lt Walter Gerald Pringle 6th KOSB 12-Oct-17 http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=492003#

Pte Robert Leman Purdom 11th Royal Scots 21-Mar-17 http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=574792#
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Name: BROWN, CHARLES WILLIAM
Initials: C W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 6th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 23/05/1917
Additional information: Son of James and F. M. Brown; husband of Beatrice G. Brown, of 23, Abbotsford Rd., Galashiels. Born at Ashwood, Galashiels.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A5. 28.
Cemetery: GALASHIELS (EASTLANDS) CEMETERY


MAY 25th 1917 - "Scotsman"

Sec Lt. Charles William Brown, died of wounds (contracted in France) on 23rd May, 1917.
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Name: CROALL, ROBERT GEORGE
Initials: R G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Unit Text: Cadet Coy.
Age: 41
Date of Death: 22/07/1918
Service No: M/401845
Additional information: Son of John and Helen Croall; husband of Margaret Turnbull Croall, of St. Leonards, Kelso.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 111.
Cemetery: KELSO CEMETERY

The "Scotsman" of July 25th, 1918:

"The death has occured at a Woolwich hospital of Mr Robert G.Croall, of the firm of J.Croall & Croall, coachbuilders, &c., to the King.
Mr Croall, just over 40 years of age, was the youngest son of the late Mr John Croall - St.Leonards, Kelso, and for some time he had managed the Kelso and Hawick branches of the business.
For some years he was a member of Kelso Town Council and was well known as a Border hockey player.
He joined the Army Service Corps recently, and he was completing his training for a commission when he was seized with influenza, acute pneumonia supervening.
His wife, who survives him, is a duaghter of ex-Provost Laidlaw, Jedburgh"

The "Scotsman" of July 27th, 1918:

"The funeral of Mr Robert G.Croall, Cader A.S.C took place to Kelso Cemetery. There was a representative attendance including Volunteers (with pipers), Magistrates, Town Council, and Freemasons. Mr Croall joined the Volunteers when the body was re-formed, and he was also Captain of the special constables".
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