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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GRIEVE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 7407
Additional information: Nephew of Agnes Grieve Whillans, of Hobkirk, Bonchester Bridge, Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HEATLEY, WILLIAM SMITH
Initials: W S
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: between 15/08/1917 and 16/08/1917
Service No: 859289
Additional information: Son of the late Thomas and Isabel Smith Heatley.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JACKSON
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 29/07/1915
Service No: 7627
Additional information: Son of George and Agnes Jackson, of Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. III. 3.
Cemetery: PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MINTO, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 7447
Additional information: Son of the late James Minto, of Blackley Brae, Bonchester Bridge, Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte Alex Ponton KOSB

Died on 14/10/16 at Temple Hall of T.B. and is buried in Hobkirk Churchyard. However the family lair cannot be located and the CWGC have added Alex to their database 11/5/09 and his name will be commemorated at Brookwood.


Name: PONTON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 14/10/1916
Service No: 7023
Additional information: Son of George and Susan Ponton, of Hawick.
N.B.: This casualty has recently been accepted for commemoration by the Commission. However, it will not be possible to add his name to this Memorial immediately. Please contact the Commission before planning a visit, for more information.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: BROOKWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM 1914-1918) MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PURVES, WILLIAM JAMES
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 13/10/1915
Service No: S/7483
Additional information: Son of Thomas Purves, of Adderstone Shiels, Stobs, Hawich, Roxburgshire, and the late Janet Purves.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 78 to 83.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
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Name: SMITH, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 51st Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 24/04/1918
Service No: 4893
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Mary Smith. Born at Bonchester Bridge, Hawick, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 9.
Cemetery: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ST. CLAIR, The Hon. CHARLES HENRY MURRAY
Initials: C H M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 20/12/1914
Additional information: Son of the Rt. Hon. Charles William, 15th Baron Sinclair and Margaret Jane, Baroness Sinclair, of 55, Onslow Square, London; Nisbet, Duns, Berwickshire; Herdmanston, Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. C. 18.
Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: TELFER, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/04/1918
Service No: 14505
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: TELFER
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/04/1917
Service No: 29939
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 35.
Cemetery: FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT
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Name: WILSON
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Age: 27
Date of Death: 01/11/1914
Service No: 6391
Additional information: Son of Thomas Wilson, of 8, Upper Village, Hawick.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IA. A. 8.
Cemetery: WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY
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Name: CAIRNS, JAMES AITCHISON
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. President III.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 26/09/1941
Service No: P/JX 248908
Additional information: Son of Henry and Helen Cairns; husband of Thomasina Cairns, of Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 47, Column 2.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, Saturday 8th May 1921, Page 8

HOBKIRK

The war memorial for Hobkirk parish, which has been erected at the cross-roads at Bonchester, was unveiled yesterday afternoon by Sir Robert Usher, Bart. of Wells.


I'm presuming this is the same memorial?

Anne
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne,
Thank you - yes, that is the same one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sub Lt. C.N.Hutchins, RNVR

Name: NEWBURGH-HUTCHINS, CHRISTOPHER
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (A)
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. Pretoria Castle.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 01/03/1944
Additional information: Ward of Captain P. G. Brown, C.B.E., R.N., of Weens, and of the late Mrs. Brown.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. Grave 11.
Cemetery: FOGO CHURCHYARD

See: Fogo Churchyard



H.M.S Pretoria Castle was operated as a trials and training carrier.
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