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HAWICK NEWS 25TH JULY 1902


PRIVATE JAMES WATSON, OF THE 1st ROYAL SCOTS, WAS A YOUNG HAWICK SOLDIER. HE WAS UNDER GATACRE IN THE REVERSE AT STORMBERG, FOUGHT AT BIRD RIVER AND OTHER IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENTS. HE DIED OF ENTERIC FEVER. HIS FATHER WAS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AT WEENSLAND BUT IS NOW AT INNERLEITHEN.

Pte. James Watson, 6599, 1st Bn. Royal Scots, died 7th November 1900 at Germiston of enteric fever.
Buried at Germiston Primrose,

Name on Royal Scots memorial at St Giles
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HAWICK NEWS 21ST MARCH 1902
CORPORAL TOM WILMOT NORTHUMBERLAND IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
WE REGRET TO STATE THAT A TELEGRAM WAS RECEIVED ON FRIDAY EVENING FROM THE WAR OFFICE BY MRS. FLEMING. GREEN TERRACE, STATING THAT HER BROTHER CORPORAL TOM WILMOT, OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND YEOMANRY HAD DIED OF WOUNDS ON 8th MARCH.
THE CORPORAL WHO WITH LORD METHUENS COLUMN, WAS A VERY PROMISING OFFICER, AND WAS ONLY IN HIS 24th YEAR. HE WAS A DRAPER TO TRADE, HAVING SERVED HIS APPRENTICESHIP WITH OUR TOWNSMAN MR. ANDREW RENWICK. HE WAS IN THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE FIRM OF COXON & CO NEWCASTLE, BEFORE JOINING THE YEOMANRY WHICH HE DID ON 12th FEBRUARY LAST YEAR. HE JOINED AS A TROOPER, BUT HAD ONLY BEEN A FEW WEEKS IN SOUTH AFRICA WHEN HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CORPORAL. HE ENGAGED FOR A YEAR AND WAS EXPECTED TO RETURN HOME IN MAY.
WHAT MAKES THE CASE ALL THE SADDER IS THAT ON 13th INST, A BROTHER OF THE DECEASED, PRIVATE JAMES WILMOT, OF THE 13TH HUSSARS, DIED IN HIS 22ND YEAR.
HE JOINED THE HUSSARS FOUR MONTHS AGO, AND HAS BEEN AILING FOR SIX WEEKS. MUCH SYMPATHY IS FELT FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE DECEASED, A BROTHER AND THREE SISTERS, OF WHOM RESIDE IN HAWICK, AND ANOTHER TWO SISTERS IN GLASGOW.

HAWICK EXPRESS 21ST MARCH 1902

CORPORAL TOM WILMOT NORTHUMBERLAND IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
DEATH NOTICE.
AT KLIPDRIFT, SOUTH AFRICA, ON 8th INST., FROM WOUNDS. CORPORAL THOMAS WILMOT, OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND IMPERIAL YEOMANRY, IN HIS 24TH YEAR; ALSO AT HOUNSLOW HEATH, LONDON, ON THE I3th INST; PRIVATE JAMES WILMOT, OF THE 13th HUSSARS, IN HIS 22ND YEAR, SONS OF THE LATE JOSEPH WILMOT, SHOEMAKER, HAWICK. DEEPLY MOURNED.
AMERICAN PAPERS PLEASE COPY.

HAWICK NEWS 25TH JULY 1902
FROM HAWICK ROLL OF HEROES - LOCAL MEN KILLED AT THE FRONT
CORPORAL TOM WILMOT, OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND IMPERIAL YEOMANRY, WHO WAS A DRAPER SERVED HIS APPRENTICESHIP WITH MR. ANDREW RENWICK, OLIVER PLACE. HE WAS EMPLOYED WITH A LARGE FIRM IN NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE WHEN HE JOINED THE YEOMANRY. HE DIED ON 8th MARCH FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN THE REVERSE OF LORD METHUEN. HIS SISTERS, MRS. FLEMING AND WILMOT RESIDE IN GREEN TERRACE, HAWICK


Corporal Thomas Wilmot, no.29746, 100th Coy. 5th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry. Died at Klipdrift.
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HAWICK NEWS 30TH MAY 1902
PRIVATE JOHN WILSON 1ST KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
THE DEATH IS ANNOUNCED FROM SOUTH AFRICA OF PRIVATE JOHN WILSON, KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS. HE WAS A POWERLOOM TUNER BEFORE ENLISTING THIRTEEN YEARS AGO, AND WORKED IN WEENSLAND MILLS BEFORE LEAVING HAWICK. HE HAD SERVED EIGHT YEARS INDIAN SERVICE AND WENT THROUGH THE CHITRAL AND TIRAH CAMPAIGNS. AFTER COMING HOME FROM INDIA HE JOINED THE FIRST ARMY RESERVE AND WORKED FOR SOME TIME IN EDINBURGH. HE PROCEEDED TO AFRICA AS A RESERVIST WITH THE BATTALION, AND HAD GONE THROUGH THE THICK OF THE WAR, INCLUDING THE ENGAGEMENT AT KAREE SIDING. DECEASED WHO WAS THIRTY YEARS OLD LEAVES A WIDOW AND ONE CHILD, WHO RESIDE IN EDINBURGH. DECEASED WAS A HAWICK MAN BEING A SON OF MR. JOHN WILSON OF THIS TOWN, WHO NOW RESIDES IN SELKIRK. SEVERAL OF HIS FRIENDS ALSO LIVE IN HAWICK. BRIGHTS DISEASE WAS THE CAUSE OF DEATH.


HAWICK NEWS 25th JULY 1902

FROM HAWICK ROLL OF HEROES - LOCAL MEN KILLED AT THE FRONT
PRIVATE JOHN WILSON, WAS A POWERLOOM TUNER BEFORE ENLISTING THIRTEEN YEARS AGO, AND WORKED IN WEENSLAND MILLS BEFORE LEAVING HAWICK. HE HAD SERVED EIGHT YEARS INDIAN SERVICE AND HAD WENT THROUGH THE CHITRAL AND TIRAH CAMPAIGNS. AFTER COMING HOME FROM INDIA HE JOINED THE FIRST ARMY RESERVE AND WORKED FOR SOME TIME IN EDINBURGH. HE PROCEEDED TO AFRICA AS A RESERVIST WITH THE BATTALION, AND HAD GONE THROUGH THE THICK OF THE WAR, INCLUDING THE ENGAGEMENT AT KAREE SIDING. DECEASED WHO WAS THIRTY YEARS OLD LEAVES A WIDOW AND ONE CHILD, WHO RESIDE IN EDINBURGH. DECEASED WAS A HAWICK MAN, BEING A SON OF MR. JOHN WILSON OF THIS TOWN, WHO NOW RESIDES IN SELKIRK. SEVERAL OF HIS FRIENDS ALSO LIVE IN HAWICK. BRIGHT'S DISEASE WAS THE CAUSE OF DEATH.
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HAWICK EXPRESS 28th DECEMBER 1900
PRIVATE ANDREW S. WINTRUP 1sT ARGYLE AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS NOOITGEDACHT 13TH DECEMBER 1900
A HAWICK SOLDIER KILLED
WE REGRET TO REPORT THAT ANOTHER HAWICK SOLDIER HAS BEEN KILLED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR. AMONG THE CASUALTIES AT THE RECENT BATTLE OF NOOITGEDACHT, THERE IS REPORTED THE DEATH OF PRIVATE ANDREW WINTRUP OF THE ARGYLE AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS. WINTRUP WHO WAS THE SON OF MRS. WINTRUP, TRINITY STREET, FIRST ENLISTED IN THE K.O.S.B. AND AFTERWARDS JOINED THE HIGHLANDERS, AND HAD BEEN OVER FOUR YEARS IN THE ARMY. DECEASED WHO WAS ABOUT TWENTY FOUR YEARS OF AGE SERVED HIS APPRENTICESHIP TO THE GROCERY TRADE IN HAWICK. HE WAS A GRANDSON TO OUR OLD AND WELL KNOWN TOWNSMAN, THE LATE MICHAEL WINTRUP. PRIVATE WINTRUP SOME TIME AGO WAS IN HOSPITAL, BUT LATELY HE WAS AGAIN SENT UP THE COUNTRY, UNFORTUNATELY TO MEET HIS DEATH AT THE HANDS OF THE BOERS.

HAWICK NEWS 4TH JANUARY 1901
PRIVATE ANDREW S. WINTRUP 1sT ARGYLE AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS NOOITGEDACHT 13T" DECEMBER 1900
PRIVATE ANDREW WINTRUP OF THE MOUNTED INFANTRY DETACHMENT, ARGYLE AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS, (AS BRIEFLY STATED LAST WEEK), WAS KILLED IN THE REVERSE OF GENERAL CLEMENTS IN THE MAGALIESBERG MOUNTAINS. HE BELONGS TO HAWICK AND LEAVES A WIDOWED MOTHER AT 20 TRINITY STREET. PRIVATE WINTRUP WAS WELL KNOWN IN HAWICK, HAVING SERVED HIS APPRENTICESHIP AS A GROCER WITH THE LONDON & NEWCASTLE TEA COY, AND AT THE TIME HE ENLISTED HE WAS SHOPMAN IN THE HAWICK BRANCH. HE JOINED THE K.O.S.B. FIRST, BUT AFTERWARDS WENT INTO THE ARGYLLS. HE WENT OUT TO SOUTH AFRICA ON THE 9TH OCTOBER LAST AFTER PREVIOUSLY UNDERGOING 6 MONTHS SPECIAL TRAINING IN THE MOUNTED INFANTRY. HE HAD SEEN THE BULK OF THE FIGHTING IN THE WAR SINCE THE BATTLE OF MODDER RIVER, IN WHICH HE TOOK PART. THE NEXT TIME HE WAS IN ACTION WAS AT MAGERSFONTEIN, SUBSEQUENTLY TAKING PART UNDER LORD ROBERTS IN THE GREAT MARCH ON PRETORIA. HE FELL A VICTIM TO ENTERIC FEVER SOME TIME AGO AND WAS IN HOSPITAL. ON BECOMING CONVALESCENT HE WAS SUPPLIED WITH NEW UNIFORM TO RETURN HOME, BUT INSTEAD WAS SENT TO THE FRONT AGAIN TO JOIN HIS COMPANY. HE HAD SOME NARROW ESCAPES, ON ONE OCCASION CARRYING HIS OFFICER OUT OF THE FIRING LINE TO THE FIELD HOSPITAL. THIS DEATH BRINGS THE HAWICK ROLL OF HONOUR UP TO SEVEN MEN WHO HAVE FOUND A GRAVE UNDER THE SOUTH AFRICAN VELDT.

HAWICK NEWS 18th JULY 1902
FROM HAWICK ROLL OF HEROES - LOCAL MEN KILLED AT THE FRONT

PRIVATE ANDREW WINTRUP, MOUNTED INFANTRY ARGYLE AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS, SON OF MRS. WINTRUP, 20 TRINITY STREET, MET HIS DEATH IN THE REVERSE OF GENERAL CLEMENTS IN THE MAGALIESBERG MOUNTAINS AT THE HANDS OF GENERAL DELAREY IN DECEMBER 1899. HE WAS VERY WELL-KNOWN IN HAWICK, HAVING SERVED HIS APPRENTICESHIP AS A GROCER WITH THE LONDON AND NEWCASTLE TEA COMPANY AND ENLISTED INTO THE K.O.S.B. WHILE SHOPMAN OF THE HAWICK BRANCH. SUBSEQUENTLY HE JOINED THE ARGYLES. HE WENT OUT TO SOUTH AFRICA ON OCTOBER, 9th1899 AT THE VERY COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR AND TOOK PART IN THE FIGHTING AT MODDER RIVER. HE WAS ALSO AT MAGERSFONTEIN AND AFTER REACHING PRETORIA TOOK ENTERIC FEVER. HE WAS ORDERED TO JOIN HIS COMPANY ON BECOMING CONVALESCENT, AND WAS KILLED IN THEIR FIRST ACTION AFTERWARDS.



Listed on Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders South African Memorial at Stirling Castle.
Buried at Krugersdorp, name on main monument at site.
Exhumed at Nooitgedacht.
Private Andrew S.Wintrup, no.6115, 1st Bn. A&S Hrs.
Family grave in Wellogate Cemetery, Hawick.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Family grave in Wellogate Cemetery, Hawick.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a nice postcard.

Let's hope it doesn't turn up anywhere else, having been "found on the internet"... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thanks to Skwirrel and his telescopic lens for this:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the men listed Sergeant Thomas Grieve. West Buccleuch. 17th Imperial Yeomanry is also listed on the 17th (Ayrshire) Company, 6th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry War Memorial in Ayr.

From: http://www.cults.freeserve.co.uk/ancestry/glenfam/pafg15.htm#3020

Thomas GRIEVE was born on 14 Mar 1873 in Innerleithen, Peeble (sic). He died* on 7 Jan 1902 in Boomfontein, South Africa, while serving with the Imperial Yeomanry. Thomas was counted in a census in 1881 in Innerleithen, Peebles. He was counted in a census in 1891 in Ettrick, Selkirk

*The date and place of death is taken from his parents gravestone.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The unveiling was reported in the Edinburgh Evening News on Saturday 8th August 1903. Unfortunately I do not have a copy but at least you know where it is if someone wishes to look it up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Item on today's Border TV News that this memorial has been subject to fairly significant vandalism.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked the alleged damage out and I an fairly certain that no malicious act had taken place.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_1ky7MX4AAw6-l?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_1k2DpXkAA-FVG?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
I checked the alleged damage out and I an fairly certain that no malicious act had taken place.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_1ky7MX4AAw6-l?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_1k2DpXkAA-FVG?format=jpg&name=4096x4096


Don't those photos show two great chunks missing compared with the second photo on page one?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe Derek is implying that the damage was due to erosion and age rather than to deliberate vandalism.
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