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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Selkirk Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44096
OS map ref: NT469286
Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer
Located just north of the market square on the side of the A7.

Consists of two bronze panels listing those from the Great War who died and a central bronze panel listing the Second World War casualties.
The names are very difficult to pick up on the Great War panels as they have been well polished.
Lorimer was also responsible for the design of Kelso War Memorial which also features the metal name panels.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek,

You don't say that the fine bronze figure of 'Victory', which you have managed to capture so well, is by Thomas J Clapperton.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A printed Roll of Honour for Selkirk was published after the Great War.
It featured the names of 292 men from the burgh who lost their lives and the 1004 men who survived.

What is interesting is the following preface to it:

"The committee regret to say that, owing to objections on the part of relatives, and to indifference on the part of surviving combatants, several names have had to be omitted"






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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McBAIN, ANDREW CHISHOLM INGLIS
Initials: A C I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 19/09/1917
Service No: 201508
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Elizabeth McBain, of The Craig, Alyth, Perthshire. Native of Selkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. F. 13.

is also commemorated Meigle War Memorial;
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=253
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname DICKSON
Firstname William
Service Number 23999
Date Death 20/10/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Selkirk
Other 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname FLEMING
Firstname Robert
Service Number 350255
Date Death 24/06/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Sunderland Hall Selkirkshire
Other 15th Bn.
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname MILLIGAN
Firstname James French
Service Number S/10483
Date Death 06/03/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Selkirk
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BRYDONE, ADAM
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 6484
Additional information: Son of James Brydone, of Scott Crescent, Selkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Historic Scotland's record of this memorial. It's not clear that the 'Victory' statue is by Thomas Clappeton as mentioned by Ian above.

http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=40581

SELKIRK BURGH - ETTRICK TERRACE, WAR MEMORIAL

Description:
Sir Robert Lorimer, 1922; bronze plaque by Thomas J Clapperton. Squared whinstone perimeter walls with ashlar coping and Baroque square balustrading, stepping down to swept wall flanking 8 ashlar steps to 1st level. Squared and snecked ashlar coped and shaped wall at 1st level with semicircular concave indentation to centre with bronze plaques flanking, naming dead of 1914-19 war; bronze plaque to centre, naming dead of 1939-45 war. Further ashlar steps to either side to 2nd level. Cross at 2nd level, to centre with square ashlar base, narrowing to square-plan stage with ashlar carved plaque, in memory of men of Selkirk who died in Great War (1914-19). Further narrower square-plan stage with bronze statue (to N), holding wreath and sword (Victory), in round-arched niche. Octagonal-planned base to octagonal ashlar shaft surmounted by Maltese cross. Formal arrangement to floor of 2nd stage with stone paths and pebble-cobbled areas.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOLSTER, JOHN MILLAR
Rank: Signalman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M. Trawler "Othonna."
Age: 21
Date of Death: 20/04/1917
Service No: Clyde Z/7702
Additional information: Son of Thomas James and Jane Bolster, of Clifton Rd., Selkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 28.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Also listed on the Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre War Memorial in Moray House, Edinburgh.
The EPTC trained teachers.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this man is on the Civic Memorial, he's certainly on the Roll of Honour:

Name: BRUNTON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 03/10/1915
Service No: 18346
Additional information: Son of George and Isabella Brunton, of Briar Cottage, Ettrickhaugh, Haugh Rd., Selkirk; husband of Wilhelmina Burn Brunton, of West Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. K. 4A.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: COUBROUGH, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 19th Corps Troops M.T. Coy.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 29/11/1918
Service No: M2/183284
Additional information: Son of Archibald D. and L. Coubrough, of Springbank, Alyth, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 44.
Cemetery: KORTRIJK (ST. JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Also commemorated at Alyth Parish Church;

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