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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:20 pm    Post subject: Hawick Rugby Club Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Hawick Rugby Club Roll of Honour

Now located in Wilton Lodge Museum, Hawick.

UKNIWM Ref: 44285

The Roll was gifted to the club in October 1919 by Mr T.D Elliot, a member of the general committee. It had been made by Mr Alex Inglis, 10 High Street, Hawick.

Of the one hundred and fifty seven members of Hawick Rugby Football Club who fought in the Great War, thirty six were killed or died of their wounds.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Roll of Honour consists of a hand written list of the members of Hawick Rugby Club who served during the Great War.
I was fortunate enough to have a small part in its rescue from obscurity about 8 years ago.
For some reason it had been removed from the Hawick Clubrooms and put into storage under the main stand many many years ago.
It was only in conversation with one of the oldest club supporters that he remembered a Roll of Honour hanging in the clubrooms and we instigated a search.
The Roll of Honour was subsequently found, cleaned up and donated to the local museum. But how it came to be "lost" in the first place to possibly one of the proudest rugby clubs in the country remains a mystery to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walter Sutherland, "Wattie Suddie", Hawick & Scotland rugby legend killed by a stray shell at Hulloch on his 28th birthday.

‘It is hard to realise that one who so recently had walked the streets of the old Border town, who was held in such affection by its youth, whose bright smile and cheery nature were like rays of sunshine, had gone and would never again adorn its peaceful life. The memory of such a life, with so many just claims to remembrance, will always stand out as a permanent inspiration and a bright example to all who may follow the Rugby game’.

‘He was made of the stamp of which heroes are made’.


Name: SUTHERLAND, WALTER RIDDELL
Initials: W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 04/10/1918
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Isabella Riddell Sutherland, of the Imperial Hotel, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Received 13 caps playing for the Scottish International rugby team, between 1910 and 1914.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 22.
Cemetery: HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY


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The names of the 36 Hawick players who died:

Sgt Archibald Anderson Gordon Highlanders
Pte William Beatson KOSB
Cpl James Biggar Brown RE
L/Cpl John Millar Charters Gordon Highlanders
L/Cpl John Corrie Machine Gun Corps
Pte William Graham Cranston KOSB
Pte Eli Cunningham KOSB
Sapper Andrew Duncan RE
C.S.M. Richard Edmondson Cameron Highlanders
Pte Thomas D. Farmer KOSB
Pte John Fiddes KOSB
Major Walter Torrie Forrest KOSB
Cpl David Houliston Gordon Highlanders
Pte James Turnbull Johnstone ASC
Pte Alexander Johnstone Lothian & Border Horse
Cpl William Ker Lothian & Border Horse
Lieut. Ivan Laing, Coldstream Guards
Pte Alex Sutherland Lawrence Royal Scots
Capt. R.G Maxwell, Seaforth Highlanders
L/Sgt Samuel McKie Royal Scots
Pte William Murray KOSB
Pte James Ferns Naylor Scots Guards
Gunner William Ogg Royal Garrison Artillery
Sgt William Elliot Oliver Gordon Highlanders
L/Cpl George Scott Royal Scots Fusiliers
Pte Robert James Scott Royal Scots
L/Cpl John Douglas Scott Border Regiment
L/Cpl Andrew M. Shannon Durham Light Infantry
Pte Daniel Shannon Cameron Highlanders
Pte Robert Walker Simmie Machine Gun Corps
Pte George Wilson Stirling Royal Scots Fusiliers
Lt Walter Riddle Sutherland Seaforth Highlanders
Sgt Gilbert Taylor Seaforth Highlanders
Lt.Eng. John Young Thomson Royal Navy
Sapper Tom Wilson RE
Lt Tom Wilson RE
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