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PTE. JOHN GILLESPIE, KOSB.
John Gillespie – age 27 – Private (40236) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a ploughman and he and his wife Janet were at Upper Dormont, Dryfesdale when he enlisted in the 2/5th KOSB in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in August 1916.
Born 1890 in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. Son of Margaret Gillespie.
Husband of Janet Anderson (Marrs) Gillespie of Halldykes, Dryfesdale and of Priesthead, Lochmaben who he married in 1908 in Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 15 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.


CPL. SAMUEL GILROY, ROYAL ENGINEERS.
Samuel Craig Gilroy – age 37 – Sapper (81233) Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers.
Samuel was a crane driver when he enlisted in March 1915. He died in the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station in Grevillers.
Born 1879 in Duddingston, Edinburgh. Son of the late John and of Janet (Craig) Gilroy, formerly of Jardine Hall Cottage, Applegarth, Dumfriesshire. Husband of Janet McDonald (Haddow) Gilroy of 42 Campsie View, Newarthill, Motherwell, Lanarkshire who he married in 1908 in Shotts, Lanarkshire.
Died of Wounds on 3 June 1917 and buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Applegarth & Sibbaldbie Parish War Memorial and on the Newarthill War Memorial.


PTE. THOMAS GIRVAN, BLACK WATCH.
Thomas Girvan – age 19 – Private (S/42069) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Thomas had been brought up in Lockerbie and had attended the Academy. However he and his family were at Crown Avenue in Clydebank when he enlisted as Private (1/1735) in a Training Battalion in early 1917. He was posted as Private (S/21585) in the 1st Gordon Highlanders but was transferred to the Black Watch in France. He had been at the front for four months when he was killed.
Born 1899 in Dumfries. Son of Hugh Sproat Girvan (formerly Locomotive Superintendent at Lockerbie) and of Martha Girvan of 4 Caledonian Place, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 19 July 1918 and buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, France.
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The sons of Samuel and Janet (McQueen) Gordon, of Nether Place Cottage, Lockerbie.
They are also named on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church memorial in Lockerbie.

PTE. JOHN B. GORDON, GORDON HIGHLANDERS.
John Borthwick Gordon – age 29 – Private (S/10746) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
John was a painter with the Caledonian Railway at Carstairs Junction when he enlisted in mid-1915. He was killed on the first day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
Born 1886 in Kirkcudbright. Husband of Margaret (Callander) Gordon of Main Street, Carnwath, Lanarkshire who he married in 1910 in Hoddom, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 1 July 1916 and buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France.
Also named on the Carnwath Parish War Memorial.


PTE. SAM GORDON, GORDON HIGHLANDERS.
Samuel Gordon – age 23 – Private (S/14228) 1/6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Samuel was a solicitor's clerk in Lockerbie and as Private (665) was a member of the Territorial 5th KOSB . He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with the 1/5th KOSB at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was wounded on the 12 July attack but was able to rejoin his battalion until they were withdrawn to Egypt. He came back home as a time-expired Territorial in April 1916 and after a little time at home he enlisted again, but in the Gordons where his two brothers were serving. He joined the 1st Gordons in France in July 1916 but was invalided home in January 1917. He returned to the front in May.
Born 1893 in Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 10 July 1917 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.


PTE. TOM GORDON, GORDON HIGHLANDERS.
Thomas William Gordon – age 34 – Private (S/11731) 8th/10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Thomas worked in a grocers in Lockerbie when he enlisted in April 1916.
Born 1881 in Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
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LT. HUGH GRAHAM, RSF.
Hugh Christison Graham – age 23 – Lieutenant: 9th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers attached to 33rd Company, Machine Gun Corps.
After attending Dumfries Academy, Graham was an Arts student at Edinburgh University 1911-1915 and was awarded his M.A. He was a Cadet Sergeant in the OTC and was commissioned in the RSF in April 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant in April 1916, he was killed at Messines.
Born 1893 in Applegarth, Dumfriesshire. Son of John L. and Elspeth Graham of Millhousebridge, Applegarth, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 8 June 1917 and buried in La Laiterie Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Applegarth and Sibbaldbie Parish War Memorial in Applegarth Church, on the Dumfries Academy Memorial and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.


SGT. JOHN GRAHAM, HLI.
Thought to be:
John Graham – age 29 – Sergeant (9822) 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
John was a shepherd when he enlisted and he was well known in the Annan Water district. In 1911 he was a Corporal with the 1st HLI in India and in August 1914 the battalion was in Ambala, India. As part of the Sirhind Brigade in the 3rd (Lahore) Division they moved to France via Egypt, landing at Marseilles on 1 December 1914. Three weeks later John was killed at Festubert.
Son of John Nancy or Mary (Dixon) Graham of The Hollies near Moffat, Dumfriesshire.
In 1901 the family were at East Tinwald Stables, Dumfriesshire where his father John was a coachman. Also there were his mother Mary, his brothers Robert W. and Francis H. and his sister Margaret. He named Mary, Robert, Frank and Margaret as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 21 December 1914 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Moffat War Memorial.


PTE WILLIAM A. GREGGAN, KOSB.
William Alexander Greggan – age 19 – Private (1884 & 240507) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William enlisted in September 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt where he spent some time in hospital before rejoining his battalion in March 1917, in Palestine, where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1897 in Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Elizabeth (McKie) Greggan of Auchencairn, Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire and of Quhytewoollen Farm, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.

William's story is told in more detail in Stuart Wilson's book “Answering the Call – Auchencairn in the First World War”


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LT. FRANK GRIERSON, ROYAL NAVY.
Francis Joseph Grierson – age 27 – Sub Lieutenant, Assistant Engineer, H.M.S. "Princess Irene" Royal Naval Reserve.
Frank had been serving in the Merchant Navy and had been promoted to the “Princess Irene” in March 1915. She was an ocean liner built in 1914 for the Canadian Pacific Railway and had been requisitioned by the Royal Navy on completion and converted to an auxiliary minelayer. On 27 May 1915, while taking on mines, she exploded and sank off Sheerness, Kent with the loss of 352 lives.
Born 1888 in Mouswald, Dumfriesshire as Francis Joseph Grierson.
Son of the late John Charteris Grierson of Bengallhill Farm, Lockerbie and of Jane (Johnstone) Grierson.
Died on Active Service on 27 May 1915 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church memorial in Lockerbie.


RFN. ROBERT GRIERSON, CAMERONIANS.
Robert Grierson – age 25 – Private (18225) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Robert was employed at the Hurst, Nelson & Company, Railway Rolling Stock Manufacturers in Motherwell when he enlisted in April 1915. He joined his battalion in France in July 1915.
Born in 1891 in Lockerbie, Dryfesdale as Robert Tweedie Grierson. Son of James and Lillie (McKnight) Grierson of High Street, Lockerbie and of Woodend Place Airbles Road, Motherwell.
Missing in Action on 8 November 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Motherwell War Memorial.
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LT. ROBERT D. GROSSART, ROYAL AIR FORCE.
Robert Dykes Grossart – age 25 – Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.
Robert was educated at Moffat Academy and at Glasgow University where from 1912 he studied engineering. He had a life long interest in aeroplanes and had constructed his own monoplane at his home in Beattock in 1910 when he was 18. He interrupted his studies to enlist as a Private in the Cameronians in August 1914. He was selected for officer training and was commissioned in the King's (Liverpool Regiment) in May 1915. He spent a year with 15th Reserve Battalion before he was transferred to the 18th Battalion of the Welsh Regt and went with them to France in June 1916. After three months at the front he was posted to Oxford to train as a pilot and then to Catterick Bridge in Yorkshire where he qualified in December 1916. He was based at Beverley in Yorkshire when his aircraft nose-dived into the ground and he was killed.
Born 1892 at Corriehill in Hutton and Corrie, Dumfriesshire. Son of Robert Fraser Grossart and Wilhelmina (Gibson) Grossart of Milton, Beattock, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Active Service on 9 February 1917 and buried in Kirkpatrick Juxta Parish Churchyard, Beattock. (CWG)
Also named on the Kirkpatrick Juxta Parish War Memorial, on the Moffat Academy memorial and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.


LT. ALBERT J. GUTHRIE, GORDON HIGHLANDERS.
Albert John Guthrie – age 25 – Lieutenant, 1/5th (Buchan and Formartin) Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Albert was employed in the Jardine Hall Estates Office, Dinwoodie Lodge, Lockerbie. He was commissioned to the 5th Gordons in November 1914, was promoted to Lieutenant in April 1915 and joined the battalion in France in July 1915.
Born 1891 at Coull, Aberdeenshire. Son of the Rev. William Galletly Guthrie and Maria Ann (Peters) Guthrie of Manse of Glass, Aberdeenshire.
Missing in Action on 30 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named, together with his brother Lieutenant Alexander Guthrie, Royal Field Artillery, who was killed on 12 July 1917, on the Glass Parish and Logie Buchan Parish War Memorials; and on the Peterhead War Memorial, all in Aberdeenshire.
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PTE. DAVID HALLIDAY, CANADIANS.
David Halliday – age 29 – Private (A/20402) 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
David served his apprenticeship as an ironmonger in Lockerbie with his uncle James Blacklock before he emigrated to Canada. He was working as a clerk when he enlisted in the 43rd Battalion in Winnipeg, Manitoba in December 1914. He sailed from Montreal in June 1915 and was posted to the 16th (Canadian Scottish) Battalion in France in July. He was killed near Mount Sorrell.
Born 1886 in Lockerbie, Dryfesdale. Son of David and Janet Bell (Blacklock) Halliday of 21 Cartvale Road, Langside, Glasgow and of
3 Johnstone Park, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 11 June 1916 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church memorial in Lockerbie and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


PTE. MATTHEW HALLIDAY, CANADIANS.
Matthew Irving Halliday – age 36 – Private (19080) 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Matthew enlisted as Private (7499) in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in August 1902. He was posted to the 2nd Battalion in South Africa in January 1903 and then to the 1st Battalion in India in March 1904. He returned home and was transferred to the Army Reserve in March 1905. He was given permission to emigrate to Canada in November 1910 and was discharged from the army as time-expired on 3 August 1914, the day before the British Empire entered the war.
Matthew was working as a labourer when he enlisted, initially at Edmonton, Alberta in August and again at Valcartier, Quebec in September. He sailed from Quebec in October 1914. He was taken ill after being in action at Hill 60 and was admitted to the 11th General Hospital in Boulogne in March 1915 before being evacuated to the Hampstead Military Hospital in London where he was diagnosed with heart disease and adjudged to be no longer fit for active service but too ill to be sent home. He was transferred to the Brompton Hospital in London but died there of tuberculosis.
Born 1878 at Townhead, Lockerbie as Matthew Irving Halliday.
Son of Janet Irving Halliday of Brewery Yard, Lockerbie and, as Mrs Janet Wilson, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Died on Service on 6 November 1915 and buried in Lockerbie (Dryfesdale) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.

On his attestation papers he gave his name as Matthew I. Halliday, birth as 5 June 1884 at Lockerbie, Dumfrieshire and his next of kin as Mrs Janet Wilson of Holm Street, Winnipeg.
He was in fact born on 5 June1878 at Townhead, Lockerbie, as Matthew Irving Halliday the son of Janet Halliday. This birth record is confirmed by the 1881 census and his age at death. Janet married David Wilson in 1884 in Lockerbie and they moved to Canada where in 1890 a son, Irving Wilson was born in Toronto.
Irving Wilson, as Private (460431) 44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry was killed on 18 October 1916.
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L/CPL. WILLIAM HARKNESS, BLACK WATCH.
William Harkness – age 33 – Lance Corporal (S/7866) 10th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
William was a gamekeeper when he enlisted in January 1915. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in September but they were withdrawn and sent to Salonica in northern Greece in November 1915.
Born 1883 in Lamington, Lanarkshire. Son of William and Isabella (Kerr) Harkness of Hutton, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 16 October 1916 and named on the Doiran Memorial, Greece.
Also named on the Hutton & Corrie Parish War Memorial in Boreland


PTE. ROBERT HENDERSON, GORDON HIGHLANDERS.
Robert Henderson – age 21 – Private (5847 & 292329) 1/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Robert worked on his father's farm of Gotterbie, between Lockerbie and Lochmaben, and he was involved with Barras United Free Church Sabbath School in Lochmaben. He enlisted in July 1916 and joined his battalion in France in November.
Born 1896 in Johnstone, Dumfriesshire. Son of Alexander and Jessie (Ewart) Henderson of Gotterbie Farm, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1917 and buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France.
Also named on the Lochmaben War Memorial and on the Barras U.F. Church memorial.


PTE. JOHN HIDDLESTON, RASC .
Not listed by CWGC/SNWM.
John Hiddleston – age 48 – Driver (T4/092108) Army Service Corps.
John was a meal miller when he enlisted in June 1915. He went to France in September 1915 but he was admitted to hospital in Etaples in March 1916 and was evacuated to the 1st Scottish General Hospital in Aberdeen where he was diagnosed with heart disease. He was adjudged to be no longer fit for war service and was discharged from the army on June 1916. Just under a year later Robert died of heart failure at his home in Lockerbie.
Born 1869 in Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Janet Hiddleston.
Husband of Jessie (Bell or Dolan, a widow) Hiddleston of 53 Mains Street, Lockerbie who he married in 1906 in Lockerbie.
Died on 9 April 1917 and buried in Lockerbie Cemetery.
Also named on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church memorial in Lockerbie.


PTE. SAM HUTTON, KOSB.
Samuel Hutton – age 22 – Private (12318) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Sam was employed on Grange Farm, Kirkcudbright when he enlisted in 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but was killed four months later at the battle of Loos.
Born 1893 in Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire as Samuel Clingan Hutton.
Son of Helen (Hutton) Irving and step-son of John Irving of Turnmuir Cottages, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church memorial in Lockerbie and on the Kirkcudbright War Memorial.
His step-father John Irvine, Rifleman (A/201926) 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps was killed on 9 August 1918 and is detailed below.
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SGT. WILLIAM IMRIE, RSF.
William Imrie – age 31 – Sergeant (12237) 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
William landed with the 6th RSF at Boulogne in May 1915 and took part in the battle of Loos in September. Due to the losses there, the 6th and 7th battalions were amalgamated in May 1916. The following year William was reported severely wounded and in hospital and died two days later.
Born 1886 in Ettrick, Selkirkshire. Son of the late James Imrie and of Jane (Carruthers) Imrie of 4 Dryfesdale Place, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 11 April 1917 and buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.


SPR. ANDREW H. IRELAND, ROYAL ENGINEERS.
Not listed by CWGC/SNWM.
Andrew Howat Ireland – age 29 – Sapper (27051) Royal Engineers.
Andrew was appointed as a Male Learner at Lockerbie Post Office in September 1907 and was a postal clerk and telegraphist when he died of liver disease at 2 Park View, Lockerbie.
Born 1891 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbright as Andrew Ireland.
Son of the late Thomas and Mary Margaret (Little) Ireland who had lived in Brewery Yard, Lockerbie in 1891. By 1901 the family had moved to Govanhill in Glasgow but were at 176 Mains Street, Lockerbie when Thomas died in 1908.
Died on 1 August 1921 and buried in Troqueer Cemetery.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.
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RFN. JOHN IRVINE, ENGLISH & IRISH REGTS.
John Irving – age 38 – Rifleman (A/201926) 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps.
John was employed as a sawmiller on the Castlemilk Estate, Lockerbie when he enlisted as Private (M2/267708) in the Army Service Corps in November 1916. He was posted to the KRRC in France in the summer of 1917. John died of gun shot wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station at Pernes.
Born 1879 at Conchieton Farm, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Agnes (Burgoyne) Irving of Laurieston, Mossdale, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. Husband of Helen (Hutton) Irving of Turnmuir, Lockerbie who he married in 1902 in Little Drumrash, Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died of Wounds on 9 August 1918 and buried in Pernes British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church memorial in Lockerbie, and on the Balmaghie Parish War Memorial together with his brother Andrew Irving, Private (9888) 1st Scots Guards who was killed on 25 January 1915.
His step-son, Samuel Hutton was also killed and is detailed above.


SPR. WILLIAM C. IRVING, ROYAL ENGINEERS.
William Chalmers Irving – age 22 – Sapper (71002) A.U. Cable Section, Royal Engineers.
William was with a working party repairing cables behind the lines when a stray shell exploded nearby and he was wounded by a shell-splinter. He died a day later.
Born 1894 in Lockerbie, Dryfesdale. Son of Andrew and Jessie (Chalmers) Irving of "Ardenlea," Livingstone Place, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 30 July 1916 and buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.


PTE. JAMES IVISON, KOSB.
James Ivison – age 26 – Private (22767) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James of Threewellbrae, St. Mungo, Lockerbie served with 2nd, 6th and 1st Battalions of the KOSB.
Born 1891 in Dalton, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late James and Jane Riddell (Johnstone) Ivison of Dormont Lodge, Dalton.
Brother of Mary Jane, Wilhelmina, Christina, Lizzie, Robert and John.
Killed in Action on 12 May 1918 and buried in Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France.
Also named on the Dalton Parish War Memorial, on the Roll of Honour in the Parish Church and on the St. Mungo Parish War Memorial in the parish church in Kettleholm village.
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PTE. DAVID B. JACKSON, SOUTH AFRICANS.
David Bell Jackson – age 30 – Private (14182) 4th Regiment, South African Infantry.
David had been employed as a draper in Lockerbie before the family emigrated to South Africa in September 1902. David served in German South West and East Africa before he sailed from Cape Town in May 1917 to join the 4th Regiment (South African Scottish) in France.
Born 1887 in Dryfesdale as David Bell or Jackson. Son of Mrs. Barbara (Bell) Jackson of 16 Park Place, Lockerbie and of 18 Rose Lane, Durban, Natal.
Missing in Action on 22 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.
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Three sons of Henry Jackson (bobbin manufacturer) and of Agnes (Walker) Jackson of Sandbed Bobbin Mill, Lockerbie.

PTE. HENRY JACKSON, BLACK WATCH.
Henry Jackson – age 24 – Private (6488 & 292643) 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Harry had been a policeman in the City of Glasgow's “L” or Partick Division for two years and was living at 4 Dudley Drive, Hyndland when he enlisted in the Scottish Horse Yeomanry in September 1915. He was posted to the Black Watch in France.
Born 1893 in Dryfesdale.
Died of Wounds on 28 April 1917 and buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie, on the City of Glasgow Police Memorial, on the Partick Division Roll of Honour and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


L/CPL. JOHN W. JACKSON, ROYAL SCOTS.
John Walker Jackson – age 22 – Lance Corporal (40321) 15th Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was a sawyer in his father's bobbin mill when he enlisted as Private (25227) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in mid-1916. He was posted to the 7th/8th Battalion in France but was transferred to the 15th Royal Scots.
Born 1895 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in Action on 5 June 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie


PTE ROBERT JACKSON, HLI.
Robert Jackson – age 20 – Private (41722) 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Robert also was a sawyer in his father's bobbin mill when he enlisted as Private (24288) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in mid-1916. He was transferred to the 12th HLI in France, then to the 16th Battalion and the again to the 2nd Battalion. During this time he was gassed and admitted to hospital in August 1917. He returned to the front but was killed a year later.
Born 1897 Dyfesdale.
Missing in Action on 23 August 1918 and named on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie
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LT. WALTER JACKSON, CAVALRY.
Walter Jackson – age 23 – Lieutenant, 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battailion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Walter was employed in the Bank of Scotland in Lockerbie when he enlisted in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry. He was a Lance Corporal when he was commissioned in the Regiment in April 1915. The 1/1st Battalion landed at Gallipoli in October 1915 as dismounted troops and in early 1916 they moved to Egypt where in January 1917 the regiment merged with the Ayrshire Yeomanry to form the 12th Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Born 1894 in Kirkburn, Dryfesdale. Son of John and Margaret Scott (Renwick) Jackson of Beochwood, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 9 November 1917 and buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie and on the Bank of Scotland memorial in Edinburgh.
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PTE. ANDREW JARDINE, CANADIANS.
CWGC records show his middle name as “Bill” but his military records in Canada have “Bruce”. Neither name appears on his birth records in Scotland nor on his marriage records in Canada.
Andrew Jardine – age 27 – Private (805336) 87th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Andrew was farming and was a widower when he enlisted in February 1916 in Millbrook, Ontario. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in September and was posted to the 39th Battalion in England before joining the 87th Battalion in France in November 1916. He was sent for Lewis gun training and rejoined his Battalion in January 1917. A month later he was killed.
Born 1886 in Lockerbie, Dryfesdale. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gibson) Jardine of Church Place, Lockerbie. Husband of Ellen (Sydenham) Jardine of Chinguacousy, Peel County who he married in 1913 in Brampton, Ontario. Ellen died in January 1914 and Andrew named his daughter Miss R. V. Jardine of Brampton, Ontario as his next of kin.
Killed in Action on 22 February 1917 and buried in Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, France.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie
His older brother, Thomas James Gibson Jardine, was killed on 29 August 1918 and his details are below.


L/CPL. CHRISTOPHER J. JARDINE, CAMERON HIGHLANDERS.
Christopher James Jardine – age 26 – Lance Corporal (12777) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Christopher had served his time as a draper in Lockerbie before moving to a position in Glasgow. He was living at 6 Cecil Street in Ibrox when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was fatally wounded at Loos two months later and died in the 28th Field Ambulance.
Born 1889 in St. Mungo, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Janet (Thomson) Jardine of 3 Union Street, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 26 September 1915 and buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.
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PTE. JOHN JARDINE, CANADIANS.
John Jardine – age 26 – Private (129039) 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
John had been a telegraph messenger and a postman in Lockerbie and served with the Territorial 5th KOSB before he emigrated to Canada in May 1914. He was working as a waiter in Vancouver, British Columbia when he enlisted in the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada in September 1915. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 1916 and joined the 16th (Canadian Scottish) in France in June 1916. Three months later he was killed during the attack on Moquet Farm.
Born 1890 in Lockerbie, Dryfesdale. Son of Frank and Agnes (Wallace) Jardine, of "Ellerslie" Ashgrove Terrace, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action between 4 & 7 September 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Lockerbie.


RFN. JOSEPH JARDINE, CAMERONIANS.
Joseph Jardine – age 26 – Private (14617) 11th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Joseph was employed at Craigadam, Crocketford, Kirkcudbrightshire when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in September 1915 but the battalion move to Salonica in northern Greece in the November. Joseph contracted malaria and died there.
Born c.1891 in Argentina. Son of the late Mary Jane (McGowan) Jardine and of James Jardine of Millhousebridge, Applegarth, of Balgary Cleughheads and of Manse Cottage, Applegarth, Lockerbie.
Died on Active Service on 26 November 1917 and buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece.
Also named on the Applegarth & Sibbaldbie Parish War Memorial.
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CSM. MARSHALL JARDINE, DCM, MC, MACHINE GUN CORPS.
Marshall Jardine, Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal – age 32 – Company Sergeant Major (60773) 3rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.
Marshall was a partner in the firm of R&M Jardine, Painters, of Mains Street, Lockerbie when he enlisted. He was awarded a MM and recommended for a DCM in May 1918 as 60773 Sjt. M. Jardine, M.M., 3rd Bn., M.G. Corps (Lockerbie). “During an advance, when his officers became casualties, he assumed command, and despite heavy hostile shelling and severe losses he resolutely pushed forward, showing great gallantry and determination and totally ignoring all danger, and ultimately gaining his position. He then opened heavy concentrated machine-gun fire at the opposing enemy, greatly assisting the work of the infantry by his fine execution."
Marshall was discharged and placed on the Army Reserve in October 1919 but died in the following year at his home in Park Place in Lockerbie.
Born 1888 in Dryfesdale. Son of the late Thomas Jardine and of Sarah (Irving) Jardine of Lockerbie. Husband Margaret (Stewart) Jardine of 38 Park Place, Lockerbie who he married in 1910 in Dryfesdale.
Died on 4 August 1920 and buried in Lockerbie (Dryfesdale) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.


LT. RONALD JAMES JARDINE, CAVALRY.
Ronald James Jardine – age 24 – Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Ronald was educated at Edward Hawtrey's School in Westgate-on-Sea, at Eton College, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Dragoons (the Royal Scots Greys) on 15 August 1914, went to France in February 1916 and was promoted to Lieutenant in July 1916. Ronald transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917 but was killed while learning to fly at Montrose in Angus.
Born 1893 in Stayning, Sussex. Son of David Jardine Jardine and of Mary Angela (Bright) Jardine Jardine of Applegarth, Tinwald and Torthorwold, near Dumfries.
Died on Service on 13 September 1917 and buried in Applegarth Parish Churchyard Extension, Dumfriesshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Applegarth & Sibbaldbie Parish War Memorial, on the Tinwald Parish War Memorial in Amisfield village, on the All Saints Episcopal Church memorial in Lockerbie and on a stained glass window in All Saints Church.
His coffin was brought to All Saints' Episcopal Church on Saturday 15 September where it was received by the Rev. J.A. Towers and after a service it was moved to Jardine Hall. He was buried on 18 September.
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