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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Oxton Reply with quote

Oxton - Ettrick & Lauderdale
The Oxton war memorial takes the form of a memorial village hall. There is a red sandstone carved panel on the exterior wall with the names of the fallen listed on two pink polished granite tablets set into the face. The dedication reads:
1914 - 1919
OXTON MEMORIAL HALL ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
1924 AND DEDICATED TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE
CONNECTED WITH THIS PARICH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

'Greater love hath no man than this that a man (eroded) his friends'

The tablet below also commemorates the provosts wife and reads:
THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
MRS. W.L. SLEIGH
WIFE OF
LORD PROVOST OF EDINBURGH
1924





WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Affleck Robert Tank Corps Lance Corporal
Anderson Robert Canadians Private
Bell Thomas W. Canadians Corporal
Blake Adam P. New Zealanders Lance Corporal
Brown Robert Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Burrell Adam P. Gordon Highlanders Private
Chisholm Charles Gordon Highlanders Private
Crawford George Gordon Highlanders Private
Douglas Walter Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Hope David Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Hume Thomas Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Hunter William Seaforth Highlanders Private
Leeming Bateman W. Gordon Highlanders Lance Corporal
Matthewson Charles Canadians Private
Ovens William M. MT A S C Private
Renwick Adam D. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Scott John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Weir John S. Royal Highlanders Sergeant
Weir Robert Royal Scots Lieutenant



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Allan Robert Royal Corp of Signals
Anderson Andrew A. Commandos
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref No. 44070
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, 31st March 1924

OXTON WAR MEMORIAL HALL - FOUNDATION STONE LAID - The foundation stone of the War Memorial Hall which is being erected at Oxton, Berwickshire, in memory of the men of the district who fell in the war was laid on Saturday afternoon by Mrs WL Sleigh, wife of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, in the presence of a large gathering. After being presented with a silver trowel as a souvenir of the occasion...

[Article continues with discussion of hall debt and the benefits of the hall]


The Scotsman, 6th April 1925

HEROIC BORDERERS - OXTON MEMORIAL UNVEILED - Yesterday the war memorial at Oxton, Berwickshire was unveiled by Sir William Lowrie Sleigh, Lord Provost of Edinburgh. The Lord Provost, who was accompanied by Lady Slight, Mr Sleigh Jun and Miss Sleigh, wore the uniform of a Lord-Lieutenand of the county of the city of Edinburgh. The Oxton memorial, the foundation stone of which was laid by Lady Sleigh about a year ago, is in the form of a hall, which it is intended to use for the welfare of the district. It will be officially opened by Lord Provost Sir WL Sleigh on Friday evening, when a concert will be held in the building.
Owing to the wet weather, the main part of yesterday's ceremony took place inside the building. A feature of it was a parade of ex-Service men who, under the command of Colonel Lloyd of Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, were lined up in front of the memorial.

The ceremony opened with a prayer of invocation by the Rev John Robertson, after which an address was given by Sir William Sleigh, who then unveiled the memorial tablet, which is on the front of the building beneath the names of the fallen. "The Last Post" was afterwards sounded by buglers of the King's Own Scottish Borderers who, together with pipers of the regiment, travelled from Redford Barracks, Oxton being in the regimental district. In the course of his address...

... Between the unveiling of the memorial and the sounding of "The Last Post", the memorial was dedicated with a prayer by the Rev Dr William McConachie. After the last hymn had been sung, a number of wreaths were voluntarily laid at the foot of the memorial. The service closed with the Benediction, the singing of "God Save the King", and the blowing of the Reveille.



The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, p605

Memorial Hall. 1924. An inscribed panel with a scrolled pediment and St Andrew's Cross.


[This was the only Berwickshire civic memorial erected as hall - instead of as a cross, obelisk, etc. or plaque in a church - although over in Greenlaw the existing Good Templars Hall become a War Memorial Hall in 1918: http://www.berwickshirenews.co.uk/news/local/all-news/greenlaw-memorial-hall-gets-250-000-lottery-grant-1-2144617].
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject: George Crawford Pte GH Reply with quote

George Crawford Private 8435 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Oxton e Edinburgh 19? Killed in Action Somme, France 20/07/1916 Husband of Mrs Crawford, Young's Close, Dalkeith. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Jane. Occ: Miner at Carberry & Smeaton Collieries. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval Fr 0432 Plot XIII Row G Grave 06 Dalkeith Advertiser 14-6-17 Dalkeith & Oxton
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:47 am    Post subject: Bateman William Leeming L/cpl GH Reply with quote

Bateman William Leeming Lance Corporal S/6438 9th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Lauder,Berwickshire e Galashiels Age 23 Accidentally killed Pas de Calais, France 18/05/1916 Son of John and Jemima Leeming, of Parkfoot, Oxton, Berwickshire. 1901 Census: Staying with mother: Oxton: Father's Occ: Molecatcher. B 1893. Soldiers Effects: Father: John. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Fr 0257 Row P Grave 07 Oxton http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/188357/LEEMING, BATEMAN WILLIAM 0 01/07/2014 01/07/2014
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:50 am    Post subject: Charles Chisholm Pte GH Reply with quote

Charles Chisholm Private S/6435 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Catpair,Midlothian 01/12/1892 e Galashiels Age 22 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 25/09/1915 Son of James and Jessie Hogg (nee Knox) Chisholm, of Galabank, Stow, Midlothian. 1901 Census: Old Craigend, Stow. Father's Occ: Shepherd. Roll of Honour Vol II Page: 68: Occ: Ploughman. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Jessie. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Southern Reporter 26-09-18 Page 5.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:00 am    Post subject: Adam P Borrell? Reply with quote

I think the name is Borrell but still canna find him!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:23 am    Post subject: WW1 - Adam P. Burrell, M.G.C. Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
I think the name is Borrell but still canna find him!


It is Burrell. Panel has wrong (original) Unit. Best bet:-

SNWM - WW1
Surname BURRELL
Forename Adam
Rank Pte
Service number 12952
Decoration
Place of birth Channelkirk, Berwickshire
Date of death 1 July 1916
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll MACHINE GUN CORPS
Unit name MACHINE GUN CORPS INFANTRY
Other detail formerly 3/8112 Gordon Highlanders

CWGC - BURRELL, A.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 12952.
Date of Death: 01/07/1916. Age: 20.
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 103rd Coy.
Grave Reference: XV. W. 8.
Cemetery: OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Burrell, of Craigs, Polmont, Stirlingshire.

Headstone schedules record Mr. J. Burrell, Crichton Place, Polmont, Stirlingshire.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject: Found him: Adam Pringle Burrell b 1896. Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I looked Soldiers Effects and Father: Adam. 103th Bde Co.
Mother Agnes Cowan on Public Trees on Ancestry.
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