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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Yarrow Reply with quote

Located atop a small but steep hill to the west of the A708, Yarrow. Steps and a handrail are provided but car parking is problematical.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The famous "Warriors Rest".
UKNIWM Ref: 46432
OS map ref: NT355275

The location of this memorial has always baffled me.
I would really like to know why it was located here.
For those that don't know the area, the memorial is situated up a very steep bank, on a dangerous bend in the road and is virtually impossible to park near.

Apart from its location, I really do like it - it's almost "Highland" in its construction and ruggedness.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loth in Sutherland used to be the same. It's location for 80 years was right next to the main Invernes - Wick trunk road with parking several hundred yards along the road. For 50 of those years I'm sure it was fine. Not a lot of traffic and a magnificent view over the parish.
Recently though you were taking your life in your hands to get to it. There was no pavement and it was near a corner. It has been moved to the local churchyard. A lot safer to visit but it's location is not half as good.

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Name: AMOS, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 14/04/1917
Service No: 41477
Additional information: Son of Mrs. E. Amos, of Nether Tofts, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 69.
Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
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James Calder Pte 202977 6th Gordon Highlanders b Swanton, Berwick're e Berwick-on-Tweed Age 39 Killed in Action F&F 09/04/1918 Son of the late George and Jessie Calder, of Duns, Berwickshire. Husband of Annie Cockburn Calder, of Linden Lea, St. Boswell's, Roxburghshire. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Annie C. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Yarrow & Yarrow Church
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LT. T. M. ALEXANDER. K.O.S.B.
Thomas Mitchell Alexander – age 29 – Lieutenant, 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Selkirk High School before studying Law at Edinburgh University. He served his articles as a solicitor in Edinburgh and then joined the family law firm. After the death of his father he took over several of his responsibilities including Clerk to the Yarrow School Board.
He was commissioned in the Territorial 4th KOSB in May 1910 and was promoted in January 1913. Thomas was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1885 in Selkirk. Son of the late Charles Alexander (died 1911) and of Charlotte Anne Thyne (Mitchell) Alexander of Upland, Ettrick Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus, on the Selkirk Roll of Honour, and on the Old College memorial and the Roll of the Fallen at Edinburgh University.


ALEXr. AMOS. S.R.
Alexander Amos – age 26 – Private (41477) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Alexander died in the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station at Aubigny-en-Artois.
Born 1891 in Ettrick, Selkirkshire. Son of the late John Amos (died 1914) and of Eliza (Campbell) Amos of Old Lewinshope, Yarrow and of Nether Tofts, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 14 April 1917 and buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus.


J. F. ANDERSON. A.S.C.
John Forrest Anderson – age 25 – Private (M2/016650) 3rd Cavalry Division Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps.
John had served his apprenticeship in Selkirk and was an ironmonger when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed at Ostend in Belgium with the 3rd Cavalry Division Supply Column in October 1914 and served on the on the Western Front throughout the war. John died of influenza and pneumonia in the 4th General Hospital in Camiers.
Born 1893 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Son of the late Margaret Hamilton (Forrest) Anderson (died 1916) and of William Anderson of The Hangingshaw, Yarrowford and of 37a Curror Street, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 31 October 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Church memorial, on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus and on the Selkirk Roll of Honour.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT BRYDON K.O.S.B.
Thought to be:
Robert Brydon – age 20 – Private (22542) 17th Battalion, Royal Scots, attached to the 106th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery.
In 1911 Robert, age 14, and his sister Williamina, aged 12, were “boarders” with Walter and Mary Turnbull at Townfoot, Yarrow. Robert was a vanman in Galashiels, Selkirkshire when he enlisted in the Royal Scots in April 1915 and he landed with his battalion at Le Havre in January 1916.
Born 1897 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire as Robert Laurie Brydon. Son of the late William Brydon (died 1898) and of the late Margaret (Nairns) Brydon (died 1907) of Galashiels. He named his sister Euphemia Hutchison Brydon of 53 Galapark Road, Galashiels as his next-of-kin and Euphemia and Williamina as his legatees.
Killed in Action on 1 May 1917 and buried in Marteville Communal Cemetery, Attilly, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus as Robert Brydon, 1st May, 1917, KOSB, Townfoot, and on the Galashiels War Memorial as Robert L. Brydon, Royal Scots.


JAMES CALDER. GORDON HRS.
James Calder – age 39 – Private (202977) 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
James was a policeman with Selkirkshire Constabulary and was based at Cappercleuch, St. Mary's Loch, Yarrow when he enlisted.
Born 1879 in Swinton, Berwickshire. Son of the late George Calder (died 1882) and of Jessie (Reid) Calder of Polwarth and of Duns, Berwickshire.
Husband of Annie Cockburn (Wheelans) Calder of Cappercleugh, St. Mary's Loch, Yarrow and of Linden Lea, St. Boswells, Roxburghshire who he married in 1907 in Duns, Berwickshire.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1918 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Megget War Memorial in Cappercleuch, Yarrow, on the Lyne and Meggat Roll of Honour in Lyne Kirk, on the Yarrow Church memorial, on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus, and on the Peebles War Memorial.
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Wm. D. ELLIOT. K.O.S.B.
William David Elliot – age 19 – Private (201124) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William joined his battalion in Egypt as Private (8048) and served in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1897 in Ashkirk, Selkirkshire. Son of Adam and Janet (Irving) of Ladhope, Yarrow and of Broadmeadows Yarrowford.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus.


JAMES J. GRAHAM. R.SCOTS.
James Jackson Graham – age 25 – Private (13129) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
James was a ploughman when he enlisted in 1914 and he landed with his battalion in France in May 1915.
Born 1891 in Ashkirk, Selkirkshire as James Graham Jackson. Son of Elizabeth Jackson. Adopted son of his uncle and aunt James and Barbara (Jackson) Graham of Oakwoodmill Cottage, Selkirk and of Lewinshope, Yarrow.
Missing in Action on 14 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus.


CPL. A. HENDERSON. D.C.M. R.SCOTS.
Adam Henderson – age 24 – Corporal (295654) 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Adam was a prize-winning ploughman when he enlisted in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in October 1914 and as Private (888) he landed with the 1/1st Regiment as dismounted troops at Gallipoli in October 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine and in July 1916 it was announced that he had been awarded a DCM “For conspicuous gallantry. When a shell exploded in his post, and he had suffered sever shock, he helped to extricate an officer and some of his comrades who were buried in the debris. He then returned to his ordinary duties.”
The 12th RSF was formed in Egypt in January 1917 from dismounted yeomanry and embarked at Alexandria for Marseilles in May 1918.
Born 1894 in Kirkhope, Selkirkshire. Son of Ralph and Margaret Grieve (Davidson) Henderson of Mount Benger, Yarrow.
Died of Wounds on 1 November 1918 and buried in Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus.
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LT. JOHN A. JOHNSTONE. R.F.A.
John Andrew Johnstone – age 22 – Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Field Artillery
John was the main male heir of the family of Johnstone of Alva, Clackmannanshire. The estates of Alva and The Hangingshaw, Yarrow Ford, Selkirkshire, were purchased in the 18th century by John Johnstone, younger son Sir James Johnstone, third Baronet Westerhall, Dumfriesshire.
John was educated at Eton College, Berkshire and at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in London from where he was commissioned in December 1912. He landed with the 31st Battery of the 37th Howitzer Brigade in the 4th Division on 23 August 1914. At some point he joined the Royal Flying Corps but was killed when he fell out of his aircraft.
Born 1893 in Kingston, Surrey. Son of the late Major James Henry L'Estrange Johnstone, M.V.O., Royal Engineers (died 1906) formerly of Vins Lodge, Wimbledon and of The Hangingshaw, Selkirk, and of Amy Octavia (Wauchope) Johnstone of Cadogan Court Gardens, London.
Killed in Action on 20 May 1915 and buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus and on the Alva War Memorial.


JAS. S. KER. K.O.S.B.
James Struthers Ker – age 20 – Private (24953) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1896 in Ettrick, Selkirkshire. Son of Peter and Helen (Struthers) Ker of Warrior's Rest, Yarrow.
Missing in Action on 31 March 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Church memorial, on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus and on the Ettrick Parish War Memorial.


JOHN MACDONALD. K.O.S.B.
John McDonald – age 24 – Private (29546) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was employed at the St. Mary's Hotel at Cappercleuch, Yarrow when he enlisted.
Born 1893 in Kilmallie, Argyllshire and Inverness-shire. Son of Hugh and Margaret (Hardie) McDonald of Rose Cottage, Achnacarry, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire.
Died of Wounds on 17 February 1917 and buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France.
Also named on the Megget War Memorial in Cappercleuch, Yarrow, on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus as John Macdonald, 22nd February, 1917, KOSB, St Mary's Hotel. He is also named on the St. Ciarians Church memorial in Achnacarry.
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LT. E. J. H. MACILDOWIE. H.L.I.
Reverend Edward John Howard MacIldowie – age 25 – Second Lieutenant, 1/9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Edward was educated at Fettes College in Edinburgh and at Edinburgh University from where he graduated with an Honours M.A. in 1912. He then began his divinity studies at Glasgow University and graduated B.D. in 1915. He was commissioned from the University's Officer Training Corps in November 1915 and joined his battalion on the Somme in July 1916 but was killed four months later.
Born 1891 in Barton Regis, Gloucestershire. Son of the late Rev. John MacIldowie (died 1898) and of Catherine Margaret (Williams) MacIldowie of 4 Logan Road, Bishopston, Bristol, of 12 Caird Drive, Partick, Glasgow and of Princes Road, Liverpool.
Edward was a ward of the late Rev. Dr. Robert Borland (died 1912) of Yarrow Manse.
Missing in Action on 1 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus as Lt. Rev. E.J.H. MacIldowie, 2nd November, 1916, HLI, Yarrow Manse.
Also named on the Fettes College memorial, on the Old College memorial in Edinburgh University, on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen, on the Trinity College memorial at Glasgow University, on the Glasgow University memorial and Roll of Honour, on the Glasgow Roll of Honour and on the Church of Scotland memorial (Probationers and Students of Divinity) in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.


ROBt. MITCHELL. R.SCOTS.
Robert Mitchell – age 25 – Private (335231) 1/8th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Robert joined his battalion in France as Private (7682) in August 1915.
Born 1892 in Megget, Peeblesshire/Selkirkshire. Son of James and Margaret (Mitchell) Mitchell of Henderland, Cappercleuch, Yarrow.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Megget War Memorial in Cappercleuch, Yarrow, on the Lyne and Meggat Roll of Honour in Lyne Kirk and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus.
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THOs. H. PEDEN. S.R.
Thomas Henderson Peden – age 33 – Private (25080) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) transferred as Private (523064) to the 405th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps.
Thomas was a gardener at Gartshore House near Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire when he enlisted. He died of influenza and pneumonia in the Hamilton Barracks Military Hospital in Lanarkshire.
Born 1885 in Selkirk. Son of the late Alison (Henderson) Peden (died 1908) and of Peter Peden of Broadmeadows Lodge, Yarrowford and of Yarrow Road Lodge. Husband of Grace Duncan (Graham) Peden of 3 Thistle Street, Kirkintilloch who he married in 1911 in Kirkintilloch.
Died on Service on 3 March 1919 and buried in Kirkintilloch (Auld Aisle) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus and on the Kirkintilloch War Memorial.


JOHN STORIE. K.O.S.B.
John Storie – age 24 – Private (24951) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was at Mount Benger, Yarrow when he enlisted.
Born 1893 in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire.
Son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Glendinning) Storie of Fauldshope, Kirkhope, Selkirkshire and of Gilmanscleuch, Kirkhope.
Missing in Action on 3 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus and on the Kirkhope Parish War Memorial.


LT. H. R. TAGGART. BLACK WATCH.
Henry Rawson Taggart – age 19 – Second Lieutenant, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attached to the 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Harry was educated at Peebles High School and then at Glasgow Academy in 1915/16 before he attended Edinburgh University where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps until April 1917. He was commissioned from there in August 1917. Harry joined the 1st Black Watch in France in early May 1918 but he was killed less than three months later near the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
Born 1898 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. Son of the Rev. Moses Taggart and of Martha Hall (Allan) Taggart of The Manse, Lyne, Peeblesshire.
Killed in Action on 24 July 1918 and buried in Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, Bethune, France.
Also named on the Megget War Memorial in Cappercleuch, Yarrow as 2nd Lieut, Henry R. Taggart. A.&.S,H. , on the Lyne and Megget Roll of Honour in Lyne Kirk, on a plaque in Lyne Kirk, and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus as Lt. Henry R Taggart, 24th July, 1918, Black Watch, Manse of Lyne.
He is also named on the Peebles War Memorial, on the Glasgow Academy memorial, on the Old College memorial in Edinburgh University and on the University's Roll of the Fallen.
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