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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: Leitholm Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nice to have a memorial listing so much detail about the individuals it commemorates.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek

I've seen some others in Berwickshire with a lot of detail, Foulden for one and Preston Recreation Rooms is another. It's very handy for anyone doing any sort of research (assuming the inscriptions are reasonably accurate of course)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you don't mind I thought this pic is slightly brighter to show the detail on the cross.


WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Dawson John East African Rifles Trooper Killed May 13th 1915
Dodds Robert Royal Engineers Corporal Killed December 24th 1915
Douglas George King's Own Scottish Borderers Private Killed April 19th 1917 1/4th K.O.S.B.
Fairgrieve William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private Killed August 30th 1915
Gough John Bloomfield Royal Horse Artillery Lieutenant Killed September 8th 1914
Gough Owen Bengal Cavalry Lieutenant Killed December 30th 1915 XII Bengal Cavalry
Gough Rupert Royal Field Artillery Lieutenant Killed October 28th 1917
Hunter Martin Lancers Lieutenant Killed April 11th 1918 Of Antons Hill, 9th Lancers
Lillie Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Corporal Killed September 29th 1918
Marrow Edward Armfield King's Own Scottish Borderers Captain Killed April 26th 1915
Norris William Scots Guards Private Killed January 1st 1915
Robinson Arnold Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private Killed November 15th 1915
Watson John M. King's Own Scottish Borderers Captain Killed November 13th 1916 4th K.O.S.B.
Watson Norman B. Royal Scots Private Killed August 16th 1915
Watson William E. King's Liverpool Regiment Lieutenant Killed March 24th 1918 17th King's Liverpool Regiment



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Jenkinson Jack R.A.F. Warrant Officer Killed June 13th 1944
Ramsay Bertram Admiral Killed January 3rd 1943? K.C.B. K.B.E. M.V.O. ?
Tulloch Ronald S. Royal Engineers Lieutenant Killed January 25th 1944
Welsh James Royal Armoured Corps Trooper Killed November 13th 1944?
Wood Thomas Royal Air Force Flying Officer Killed January 3rd 1945
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Admiral Bertram Ramsay was the man who organised Operation 'Dynamo' the evacuation of the B.E.F. and French troops from Dunkirk in 1940. He went on to become the Royal Navy's leading expert in amphibious operations in WWII. He was in command at Dover when the Kriegsmarine made the famous 'Channel Dash' in 1942 when the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen sailed up the English Channel to make for German ports. Later in the same year Ramsay was deputy commander of naval operations in Operation 'Torch' the allied landings in North Africa. In 1944 he took command of Operation 'Neptune', the naval part of Operation 'Overlord' the allied landing in Normandy. He was planning yet more amphibious landings on the Walcheren Islands in the Netherlands when he was killed in an aircraft crash when on his way to a meeting with Montgomery.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref No. not listed
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: 2nd Cpl. Robert Dodds Reply with quote

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Dodds Robert Royal Engineers Corporal Killed December 24th 1915

(Glasgow Herald 4th Jan 1916)
"Corporal Robert Dodds, Royal Engineers, Leitholm, killed by a sniper, enlisted a year ago, previous to which he was a joiner. He was a member of a Leitholm choir."

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DODDS, R
Rank: 2nd Corporal
Service No: 61801
Date of Death: 21/12/1915
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 80th Field Coy.
Grave Reference: I. D. 2.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of James Dodds, of Leitholm, Coldstream, Berwickshire.

SNWM
Surname: DODDS
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 61801
Date Death: 21/12/1915
Place of birth: Togo Berwickshire
Other: 80th Field Coy.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Rank: 2nd/Cpl
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, 1st May 1919

[Seemingly the earliest dedication of a memorial in Berwickshire - scan of the article cuts off both sides of the column but the crux of it comes over].

LEITHOLM MEMORIAL CROSS - ... erected by public subscription in... Berwickshire, as a memorial to 15 men... war, was dedicated in solemn... the Rev T Notman, minister of...

Rev Thomas Notman was of Leitholm UF (the established church is Eccles).


The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, p493

War Memorial. Celtic cross on a two-tier boulder base, c1918.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I happened to come across this paragraph, in the Third Statistical Account of Scotland's Berwickshire volume, regarding the Leitholm memorial.

p175
MODERN MEMORIALS
A fine grey Celtic cross stands at the west end of Leitholm. It is the War Memorial for the First World War and was the first to be erected in Scotland for those who fell in that War.


As noted above - it was unveiled at the end of April 1919... Was it actually the first civic memorial in Scotland, or is that just local wishful thinking?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merseman wrote:
As noted above - it was unveiled at the end of April 1919... Was it actually the first civic memorial in Scotland, or is that just local wishful thinking?


I think so. The Strath Halladale memorial in Sutherland was erected in early 1919, I have a feeling it was February but I have no notes to hand to confirm it. I'm sure we've had one in Perthshire or Angus which was erected before the Armistice.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:52 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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