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IanA



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Ettrick Reply with quote

Quite a treck up an exeedingly narrow road to reach it but a lovely location when you get there. Someone has made a half-hearted attempt to clean the face of the stone.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sergt William Ashcroft, Seaforth Highlanders
L/ Corp Peter McRobert, A&S Highlanders
Pte James Ker, KOSB
Pte James Sword, KOSB
Pte Thomas Yellowlees, Black Watch
Trooper James G Pott, Lothians & Border Horse
Gunner J Brunton Thomson, Royal Field Artillery

1939-45

Captain Ian Campbell, Durham Light Infantry
Mary L McRobert, Munition Worker
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian,
Thank you for posting this memorial.

The very first man listed is "one of mine".
Sgt William Ashcroft, son of Alexander and Janet Kerr Ashcroft, of Hopehouse, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, also appears on the Hawick Roll of Honour and the Cavers & Kirkton Parish Roll of Honour.

He was killed by a sniper in 1915 near Bethune and is buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: not listed
OS Map Ref NT260143
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thought I'd post a couple more pics. The pedestal had been recently cleaned when these were taken and the names are easier to read.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me anything about

L.CORPl. PETER McROBERT, A.&.S. HIGHLANDERS.

There is only one man of this name listed in the usual places

CWGC
McROBERT, PETER
Lance Corporal, 23695, 6th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Date of Death: 16/12/1917
Cemetery: HEUDICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, FRANCE.

SNWM
McROBERT, PETER
Pte. 23695, 6th KOSB
Place of birth: Tundergarth Dumfries
Date of death:16 December 1917
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action

SDGW
Born: Tundergarth, Dumfries. Resident: Ettrick, Selkirk. Enlisted Galashiels Selkirk.

UPDATE: Peter was a shepherd at Potburn, Ettrick, Selkirkshire when he enlisted in May 1916.

But why is he shown as A&SH here????
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 78805
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: YELLOWLEES, T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10385
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 9th Bn
Date of Death: 28/9/1917
Panel Reference: Bay 6
Memorial: Arras Memorial

Also named on Meggat Memorial, Cappercleuch and Peebles War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TROOPER JAMES G. POTT LOTHIANS & BORDER HORSE.

Named on the Oxnam Parish War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

JAMES G. POTT TROOPER L&B HORSE.
James Gideon Pott – age 36 – Private (1585) "D" Squadron, 1/1st Lothians and Border Horse
James was educated at Edinburgh Academy and although described as a “landed proprietor”, he enlisted as a Private in 1914 and landed in France in September 1915 before moving to Salonika in November. A year later James died of a cerebral haemorrhage.
Born 1880 at Lintalie, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of the late George Pott of Potburn, Selkirkshire (died 1898) and Marion Wilson (Milne) Pott of Albany Street Edinburgh and of King's Road Chelsea, London. Husband of Mary Cameron (Anderson) Pott of Millheugh, Jedburgh and of "Hybla," Wallace Avenue, Toorak, Melbourne, Australia who he married in 1905 in St. Giles, Edinburgh.
Died on Active Service on 3 December 1916 and buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece.
Also named on the Edinburgh Academy memorial.
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