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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Roberton Reply with quote

Roberton War Memorial

OS map ref: NT431143
UKNIWM Ref: 44353

Roberton War Memorial consists of a stone pillar, whose base lists the names of 17 men of the parish who fell in the Great War and 2 men from the Second World War. In total, four sets of brothers are remembered on this memorial.

These names are also recorded on a roll inside the nearby Foreman Memorial Hall, the hall being erected in 1921 by Mrs Foreman of Borthwickshiels in memory of her husband and her nephew Lt.Campbell Ross who was killed in 1917. (UKNIWM Ref: 44365)










WW1
George Brunton Royal Scots Fusiliers
Frank Dickson KOSB
Robert Dickson South Lancashire Regiment
William Dickson Royal Scots
James Malcolm Elliot Cameron Highlanders
Norman Elliot Royal Garrison Artilery
James Ferguson Cameron Highlanders
David Ferguson Black Watch
Alexander Noel Hepburne-Scott Scots Guards
John Hogg (Smith) New Zealanders
George Lauder Scottish Rifles
David Little KOSB
John Rodgerson KOSB
Charles Scott Canadians
William Scott KOSB
William Shiel KOSB
Tom Wilson RE


WW2

PO CJR Dunlop Bomber Command
Sgt H Dickson RAF
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte George Brunton 6th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers 26-Sep-15

Name: BRUNTON
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Service No: 15572
Additional information: Son of David and Annie Thorn Brunton, of United Free Church Manse, Roberton, Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Enclosure No.4 VIII. B. 11.
Cemetery: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY



An auld Border herd, in a taped conversation with Ian Landles of Hawick remembered George's father, the Reverend David:

"Mr Brunton was an austere figure and that he had come from Angus where his wife had been a prototype for a character in a J.M Barrie novel".
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following 3 Dicksons are all brothers:

Pte Frank Dickson 1st Bn. KOSB 07-Jun-15

Name: DICKSON, FRANK
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 07/06/1915
Service No: 9739
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Dickson, of East Boonraw, Roberton, Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL


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Pte Robert Dickson 2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regiment 09-May-15

Name: DICKSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: South Lancashire Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Service No: 14669
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Dickson, of Blawearie, Roberton, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 14.
Cemetery: LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY




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Pte William Dickson 9th Bn. Royal Scots

William's battalion is incorrectly listed on the memorial.
He served with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Name: DICKSON
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 26/10/1916
Service No: 40809
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 7.
Cemetery: EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS



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Pte James Malcolm Elliot 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders 09-May-15

Name: ELLIOT, JAMES MALCOLM
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Service No: S/15660
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes Elliot, of Borthwickbrae Haugh, Roberton, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 41 and 42.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL


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Gunner Norman Elliot Royal Garrison Artillery 01-Feb-17

Name: ELLIOT, NORMAN
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 10th Coy.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 01/02/1917
Service No: 121441
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes Elliot, of Borthwick Brae, Haugh, Roberton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Near North-East side of main path.
Cemetery: ROBERTON PARISH CHURCHYARD


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Pte James Ferguson 8th Bn. Cameron Highlanders 27-Jan-15



Name: FERGUSON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 27/01/1915
Service No: 16224
Additional information: Son of Daniel and M. Ferguson, of Borthwickshiels, Roberton, Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 4. 397.
Cemetery: INVERNESS (TOMNAHURICH) CEMETERY
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Pte David Ferguson 4/5th Bn. Black Watch 30-Jul-18

Name: FERGUSON
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 4th/5th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 30/07/1918
Service No: S/6500
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Mrs. Ferguson, of Borthwick Shiels, Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 52.
Cemetery: SENLIS FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY


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Lt. Alexander Noel Hepburne-Scott Scots Guards 16-May-15

Name: HEPBURNE-SCOTT, ALEXANDER NOEL
Initials: A N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Additional information: Son of the Hon. W. G. Hepburne-Scott, C.B.E. (now 9th Baron Polwarth), and Lady Polwarth, of Humbie House, Humbie, East Lothian. Educated at Repton School, and Balliol College, Oxford. Served in France with London Scottish, 1914-15.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL



2nd Lieut. Alexander Noel Hepburne-Scott, Scots Guards
Born on 18 December 1892, the second son of Hon. W. G. Hepburne-Scott, Master of Polwarth, of Humbie House, East Lothian
Initially educated at Edinburgh Academy from 1902 to 1907.
Then educated at Repton School from Sept 1907 to April 1911 and Balliol College, Oxford University from 1911-1914
Enlisted as a Pte in the London Scottish on 6 Aug 1914
Went to France in Sept 1914
Invalided home in January 1915
Commissioned as a 2nd Lieut. Scots Guards, SR in March 1915
Returned to France in April 1915 and served with the 2nd Bn, Scots Guards
On 16 May 1915 he was reported wounded and missing, but was never seen again and it was presumed that he had been killed in the advanced trenches on that day.

The photo of 2nd Lieut. Scott is from the last named source.

Sources: Repton School Register, 1922; Old Reptonian War Register 1914-1919; Balliol College Register 1833-1933; War Supplement to Edinburgh Academy Register; The Edinburgh Academy Register 1824-1914; Oxford University Roll of Service; Balliol College War Memorial Book, Volume II.

My sincere thanks to Dick Flory for the information and photograph above.

It looks certain that Alex was amongst those of the London Scottish who saw servce at Wyschatae in 1914.


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Pte John Hogg 7th Bn. New Zealanders

However, it appears that there is an uncertainty with the surname and we've managed to track John Hogg down but with SMITH attached.

Surname SMITH
Given Name John Hogg
Category Nominal Roll Vol. 1
Regimental Number 10/534
Rank Private
Body or Draft Main Body
Unit or Regiment Wellington Infantry Batln
Marital Status S
Last NZ Address Ohakune
Next of Kin Title W
Next of Kin Surname SMITH
Next of Kin Address Todshauhaugh Hawick Scotland

Died at Gallipoli, May 1915.

Name: SMITH, JOHN HOGG
Initials: J H
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Date of Death: 06/05/1915
Service No: 10/534
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 76.
Memorial: LONE PINE MEMORIAL

Pte John Hogg Smith 10/534

John Hogg Smith was born in Berwick, England on 12 August 1883. Prior to enlisting in the NZEF he had spent 9 years in the Durham Light Horse.

He attested at Wanganui on August 17, 1914. On his attestation form for the NZEF he listed his trade or calling as 'Bushman'. He was unmarried.

He sailed on Transport No. 3 to Egypt where he spent time in camp at Zeitoun, where a couple of infractions saw him detained for 5 days at one point, and then 120 hours at another. On 22nd April 1915 he made a Will leaving everything to his mother, Mrs Hogg, Todshawhaugh, Hawick, Scotland.

He landed at Gallipoli on April 25th 1915, and some time between then and April 29th, he sustained a gunshot wound to his right thigh. He was on the hospital ship Galeha, and transferred to another hospital ship, the Goohha, where he died on approximately 8 Mary 1915 en route to either Egypt or England (one paper says the first, another says the second) of septicaemia (blood poisoning) from the gunshot wound.
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Name: LAUDER
Initials: GEORGE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 11/10/1918
Service No: 40850
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XIV. C. 5.
Cemetery: ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT

George is also commemorated on the Cavers Parish War Memorial at Deanbrae.


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Pte David Little 1st Bn. KOSB 25-Feb-17

Name: LITTLE
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 25/02/1917
Service No: 25621
Additional information: Son of E. Little, of New Mill Cottages, Stobs, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: O. IV. J. 6.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN


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Pte John Rodgerson 1/4th Bn. KOSB 18-Sep-18

Name: RODGERSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Service No: 201063
Additional information: Son of David and Elizabeth Rodgerson, of Bridge House, Sandbed, Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 6.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL


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Pte Charles Scott 43rd Bn. Canadians 26-Oct-17

Name: SCOTT, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 43rd Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 26/10/1917
Service No: 693310
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Scott, of Falnash Cottage, Teviothead, Hawick, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


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