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Merseman wrote:
The Scotsman, 18th November 1920

GREENLAW - Greenlaw War Memorial, which was unveiled by Captain CB Balfour, CB, of Newton Don, Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire, is in the form of a cenotaph, the design being in keeping with the classical architecture of the Town Hall in front of which it stands. It was designed by Mrs du Plat Taylor, Purves, and bears the names of 32 men belonging to the parish who gave their lives in the war.


Just noticed that there are 33 names on the WW1 panel - an old photo here
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Berwickshire/Greenlaw.html
shows 10 names on the right-hand column.
The name GEORGE WRIGHT, R.H. has been added. Conveniently he fits alphabetically!

George Wright, Military Medal, age 35, Sergeant (S/8435) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Died 28 March 1918.
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THOMAS ALDER, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Alder – age 29 – Private (13909) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was shown as resident in Greenlaw and employed at Hume Orchard, Berwickshire when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed just over two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1886 in Whitsome, Berwickshire. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Whillans) Alder of Earlston, Berwickshire.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Hume Parish War Memorial.


ADAM ANDERSON, K.O.S.B.
Adam Anderson – age 24 – Private (7582) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Adam of Slegden, Greenlaw enlisted in December 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1891 in Polwarth, Berwickshire. Son of John and Agnes (McLeish) Anderson of Slegden, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and his brother

JOHN ANDERSON, R.D.F.

John Anderson – age 32 – Private (22467) 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
John enlisted in Dublin and landed at Le Havre with the 9th RDF in December 1915 and at some point was transferred to the 1st Battalion, He died in the 9th General Hospital in Rouen.
Born 1885 in Polwarth, Berwickshire. Son of John and Agnes (McLeish) Anderson of Slegden, Greenlaw.
Died of Wounds on 13 April 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.


ROBERT BAXTER, K.O.S.B.
Robert Baxter – age 22 – Corporal (29938) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was an assistant grocer in Greenlaw when he enlisted in January 1915.
Born 1895 in Ednam, Roxburghshire. Son of James and Georgina (Davidson) Baxter of High Street, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 24 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
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JOHN BUCKHAM, K.O.S.B.
John Buckham – age 20 – Private (40070) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 John, aged 14, was living with his grandmother Jane Buckham in Greenlaw and he was still resident there when he enlisted.
Born 1896 in Longformacus, Berwickshire. Son of Adam and Elizabeth (Grant) Buckham of Rawburn Cottage, Longformacus, Berwickshire.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1916 and buried in Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France.
Also named on the Longformacus Parish War Memorial.


MATTHEW CLAPHAM, K.O.S.B.
Matthew Clapham – age 38 – Sergeant (200212) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Matthew was a rabbit catcher in his father's business. He was wounded and taken prisoner but died in the German hospital at Stendal in Prussian Saxony. Matthew was re-interred in Berlin in 1924/5.
Born 1879 in Foulden, Berwickshire. Son of James and Janet (Liddell) Clapham of High Street, Greenlaw. Husband of Jane Carruthers (Houston) Clapham of Gateside Cottage, Duns, Berwickshire who he married in 1902 in Duns.
Died of Wounds on 20 June 1918 and buried in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany

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ROBERT CLAPHAM, K.O.S.B.

Robert Clapham – age 29 – Corporal (4039) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 Robert was a pantry boy at Marchmont House, Polwarth, Berwickshire but latterly he assisted his father in his rabbit catching business. He had been a member of the local Volunteers and the Territorial 4th KOSB for many years and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1886 in Dunbar, East Lothian. Son of James and Janet (Liddell) Clapham of High Street, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Berwickshire High School memorial.
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WILLIAM D. CLARK, S.R.
William Duncan Clark – age 20 – Private (39486) 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
William was educated at the Berwickshire High School in Duns before being employed by the Inland Revenue in Galashiels. He died in Trelon near the Belgian border while a prisoner of war.
Born 1898 in Greenlaw. Son of the late James Clark (died 1914) and of Alice Chirnside (Duncan) Clark of Southview, Greenlaw.
Died on Service on 10 August 1918 and buried in Glageon Communal Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Berwickshire High School memorial.


JAMES COCKBURN, K.O.S.B.
James Cockburn – age 23 – Private (201252) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 James, his brother William and their parents were living in Greenlaw. James joined his battalion in Egypt as Private (8255) and served in Palestine where he was killed at El Mughar.
Born 1894 in Swinton, Berwickshire. Son of James and Elizabeth (Cockburn) Cockburn of Dairy Cottage, Horstead Hall, Coltishall, Norfolk.
Missing in Action on 13 November 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

and his brother


WILLIAM COCKBURN, R.H.

William Cockburn – age 18 – Private (S/7625) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
William joined his battalion in France in April 1915 but he was killed five months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1897 in Duns, Berwickshire. Son of James and Elizabeth (Cockburn) Cockburn of Dairy Cottage, Horstead Hall, Coltishall, Norfolk.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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JAMES DARLING, CAND.
James Renauit Darling – age 25 – Private (20888) 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
James emigrated to Canada in 1908 and was a grocer when he enlisted in the 103rd Regiment, The Calgary Rifles, in August 1914. He volunteered for overseas service at Valcartier Camp in September and sailed from Quebec in October. After training in England they landed at St Nazaire in February 1915 and saw their first action in April near Ypres in Belgium at the battle of Grafenstafel.
Born 1890 in Greenlaw. Son of the late James Phillip Darling (died 1897) and of Catherine Mary (Jacques) Darling of "The Cross Keys" Hotel, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 22 April 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium


JOHN DOUGLAS, D.C.M. K.O.S.B.
John Douglas, Distinguished Conduct Medal – age 23 – Company Sergeant Major (40057) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a ploughman at Halliburton, Greenlaw when he enlisted. He was awarded a DCM as 40057 Sjt. J. Douglas, K.O.S.B. (Greenlaw).
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on all occasions. He led his platoon in action with great courage and ability, organised bombing parties to clear hostile dug-outs, and by his energy and good leadership greatly contributed to the success of the operations
John contracted a chest infection and was evacuated to the 2nd Scottish General Hospital at Craigleith in Edinburgh where he died.
Born 1895 in Southdean, Roxburghshire. Son of Anthony and Robina (Hall) Douglas of Halliburton, Greenlaw and of Rumbletonlaw, Gordon
Died on Service on 6 December 1918 and buried with his brother in Greenlaw Parish Churchyard. (CWG)

and his brother


ROBERT DOUGLAS, K.O.S.B.

Robert Douglas – age 20 – Private (45297) 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a ploughman at Halliburton, Greenlaw when he enlisted. He was serving with the 3/4th Battalion, based at Pittencrieff School in Dunfermline, Fife, when he contracted meningitis and he died in the Dunfermline Fever Hospital.
Born 1897 in Southdean, Roxburghshire as Robert Hall Douglas. Son of Anthony and Robina (Hall) Douglas of Halliburton, Greenlaw and of Rumbletonlaw, Gordon
Died on Service on 28 July 1918 and buried with his brother in Greenlaw Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
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WILLIAM HALL, S.R.
William Hall – age 27 – Private (1913) 5th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
William was an under-keeper with the Earl of Haddington at Tyninghame, Prestonkirk when he enlisted at East Linton as Private (4256) in the Royal Scots in February 1916. He was posted to the 5th Scottish Rifles in France and had been at the front for only a few weeks when he was killed.
Born 1889 at Yester, Garvald, Haddington, East Lothian. Son of Andrew and Jane (Rankin) Hall of High Street, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 29 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Whitekirk & Tyninghame Parish War Memorial.


ROBERT HAPPER, CAND.
Robert Happer – age 26 – Private (18200) 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Robert was a tailor and had worked in Church Street, Berwick for some years before emigrating to Canada in May 1913. He was working as a presser in Edmonton, Alberta when he enlisted in the 101st Regiment (The Edmonton Fusiliers) in August 1914. He volunteered for overseas service at Valcartier Camp in September and sailed from Quebec with the 9th Battalion in October. He was posted to the 2nd Battalion in France in May 1915 but he was killed in the following month.
Born 1889 in Greenlaw as Robert Hogarth Happer. Son of the late Susan (Hogarth) Happer (died 1895) and of George Happer of Duns Road, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 17 June 1915 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.


WILLIAM HENRY, K.O.S.B.
William Henry – age 26 – Private (201322) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William joined the 1/4th KOSB in Egypt as Private (8353) and served in Palestine before they moved in April 1918 to France where he was transferred to the 1st KOSB.
Born 1892 in Greenlaw. Son of the late Mary (Duncan) Henry (died 1917) and of George Henry of The Gardens, Rowchester, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 18 August 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
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JOHN MALLEN, S.G.
John Mallen – age 37 – Private (15458) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
John served his apprenticeship as a grocer in Greenlaw and worked in Edinburgh before spending 14 years with Cooper & Co. in Glasgow. He lived at 65 Cromwell Road, Crosshill when he enlisted.
Born 1879 at Rumbleton, Gordon, Berwickshire. Son of John and Margaret (Macdougall) Mallen of Gordon.
Killed in Action on 12 March 1917 and buried in Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Gordon Parish War Memorial and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


THOMAS MATHER, H.L.I.
Thomas Mather – age 33 – Private (27360) 16th Battalion (2nd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
Thomas served his apprenticeship in Greenlaw and was a grocer's assistant when he enlisted as Private (143782) in the Royal Field Artillery in 1916, He was posted to the HLI in France.
Born 1882 in Gordon, Berwickshire. Son of James Mather (died 1914) and of Isabella (Armstrong or Mackay) Mather of High Street, Greenlaw.
Killed in Action on 18 November 1916 and buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France.


WILLIAM MOFFAT, K.O.S.B.
William Moffat – age 20 – Private (4490) 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 William, aged 4, was living with his grandparents William and Elizabeth Moffat at Fogo, Berwickshire. His father and his two sisters were at Legerwood but by 1911 the family were at Greenlaw. William died of tuberculosis at Eastfield, Greenlaw.
Born 1896 in Coldingham, Berwickshire. Son of the late Agnes Henry (Fortune) Moffat (died 1898) and of the late James Moffat of Greenlaw (died 1911).
Died on Service on 13 September 1916 and buried in Greenlaw Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
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ALEXANDER MURRAY, K.O.S.B.
Alexander Ramsay Murray – age 37 – Private (42305) 1/7th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Alexander was a grocer in Greenlaw when he enlisted as Private (27368) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was transferred to the 16th HLI in France and then to the 1/7th Battalion.
Born 1881 in Leith, Edinburgh. Son of John Alexander Ross Murray and of Jane (Elliot) Murray of Leith, Edinburgh. Husband of Margaret Raey (Kinghorn) Murray of Mill Wynd, Greenlaw who he married in 1910 in Coldstream, Berwickshire.
Killed in Action on 27 August 1918 and buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France


WILLIAM REDPATH, R.S.
William Redpath – age 28 – Private (1857) 1/4th Battalion (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots.
William of Caldside, Greenlaw and of Rumbleton, Gordon, Berwickshire was a clerk when he enlisted in Edinburgh in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed two weeks later during the battle at Gully Ravine.
Born 1887 in Greenlaw. Son of William and Agnes (Wilson) Redpath of Rumbleton and of Crumrigg, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 28 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Gordon Parish War Memorial.


ROBERT ROBERTSON, K.O.S.B.
Robert Robertson – age 29 – Private (23839) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert died while he was a prisoner of war in the German Hospital at Ingolstadt in Bavaria and he was buried there but he was re-interred Kassel in June 1924.
Born 1888 in Earlston, Berwickshire. Son of the late Janet (Kerr) Robertson (died 1915) and of Thomas Robertson of Greenlaw.
Died of Wounds on 17 June 1917 and buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany.
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FRED ROUTLEDGE, S.H.
Fred Matthew Armstrong Routledge – age 21 – Private (225850) 10th (Lovat's Scouts) Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Fred was educated at the Berwickshire High School in Duns. He enlisted as Private (1160) in the 3rd Scottish Horse Yeomanry and went out to Egypt when the regiment provided a company to the Lovat’s Scouts which was then forming the 10th Cameron Highlanders. The new battalion landed at Salonika in northern Greece in October 1916.
Born 1896 in Bowden, Roxburghshire as Frederick. Son of Thomas and Margaret (Graham) Routledge of Eastfield, Greenlaw.
Killed in Action on 25 October 1917 and buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the Berwickshire High School memorial.


GEORGE C. SCOTT, H.L.I.
George Common Scott – age 19 – Private (42816) 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
In 1901&1911 George was living with his grandparents George and Ellen Common at The Green in Greenlaw and he served his apprenticeship with Mr Veitch, merchant, in Greenlaw. He enlisted as Private (27026) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers but he was transferred to the HLI in France. George died in the 21st Casualty Clearing Station at Manancourt.
Born 1898 in Greenlaw. Son of the late Phyllis (Common) Scott (died 1900) and of William Scott of Church Street, Greenlaw.
Died of Wounds on 4 October 1917 and buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France.

and his brother


WILLIAM SCOTT, K.O.S.B.

William Scott – age 21 – Private (4354) 1/4th Border Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a quarryman and he also lived for while with his grandmother Mrs Common at The Green Greenlaw. He was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB and he was mobilised in August 1914. William landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1894 in Greenlaw. Son of the late Phyllis (Common) Scott (died 1900) and of William Scott of Church Street, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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GEORGE SOMERVILLE, R.N.
Not listed by CWGC.
George Somerville – age 21 – Ordinary Seaman (J64190) Royal Navy.
George was educated at the Berwickshire High School in Duns. He was a farmer at Elwart Law, Greenlaw when he enlisted in December 1916 and he served on the battleship HMS Dreadnought from March to September 1917 but he was discharged from the navy due to illness in October 1917 and died of tuberculosis in a nursing home in Edinburgh.
Born 1897 in Carstairs, Lanarkshire. Son of William Somerville and of Rachel Alston (Stewart) Somerville (who died in Greenlaw a week after her son's death) of Westertown, Carstairs and of Eccles Tofts, Greenlaw
Died on 15 June 1918.
Also named on the Carstairs Parish War Memorial and on the Berwickshire High School memorial..


JAMES SPEEDY, R.H.
James Walter Speedy – age 17 – Private (266654) 1/6th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
James, as Private (4255), joined his battalion in France in the summer of 1916 and his 18th birthday was due on 29th May 1917.
Born 1899 in Dufftown, Mortlach, Banffshire. Son of James Speedy (gamekeeper) and of Anne Elizabeth (Walter) Speedy of Greenlaw Dean and of Mersington Mill, Greenlaw.
Killed in Action on 19 May 1917 and buried in St. Nicolas British Cemetery, France.


DANIEL STUART, R.S.
Daniel Stewart, Military Medal – age 28 – Sergeant (35649) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
Daniel enlisted in November 1914 but he was not posted to his battalion until after 1915. He was reported wounded and missing at Monchy near Arras in May 1917 and the award of a M.M. was announced in July. Daniel's remains were recovered from the battlefield after the war.
Born 1889 in Greenlaw. Son of John and Catherine (Lees) Stewart of Todrig, Hume, Berwickshire.
Killed in Action on 3 May 1917 and buried in Dury Crucifix Cemetery, France
Also named on the Hume Parish War Memorial as STEWART.
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ROBERT P. THOMSON, R.B.
Robert Philip Thomson – age 31 – Sergeant (B/203068) 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
Robert was educated at Dunstable Grammer School before training as a Land Agent and Surveyor and then as an Engineer in Glasgow. In 1906 he went to Chile where he worked on the Trans-Andine and Bolivian Railways and in Ecuador. He returned to enlist in August 1915 and went to France in April 1916 as Sergeant (R/14925) in the 10th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Robert was killed at Gueudecourt.
Born 1885 in Connington, Huntingdonshire. Son of the late William Cunningham Thomson former Land Agent of Luton Hoo Estate (died 1907 in Greenlaw) and of Anne Palliser (Gibson) Thomson of High Street, Greenlaw.
Husband of Carmela (Perea) Thomson who he married in 1909 in Urcos, Peru.
Missing in Action on 15 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing of the Somme, France.


ALBERT TROTTER, A.& S.H.
Albert George Trotter – age 24 – Private (S/9082) 14th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Albert was educated at Berwickshire High School in Duns before he joined the Civil Service. He was employed as a clerk in the Board of Trustees for the National Galleries of Scotland in Queen Street, Edinburgh when he enlisted in June 1915. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in June 1916.
Born 1893 in Greenlaw. Son of Albert Wood Trotter and Isabella (Wilson) Trotter of Rowchester, Greenlaw and of Crook's Cottages, Coldstream, Berwickshire.
Killed in Action on 3 September 1917 and buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, France.
Also named on the Berwickshire High School memorial.


ROBERT WALKER, K.O.S.B.
Robert James Walker – age 22 – Private (202731) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert enlisted in June 1917 and joined his battalion in France but by January 1918 they had moved to the River Piave in north-east Italy. Robert had returned to France with his battalion just three weeks before he was killed.
Born 1895 in Greenlaw. Son of John and Helen (Smart) Walker of the Castle Hotel, Greenlaw.
Killed in Action on 21 April 1918. and buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, France
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ROBERT WHITEHEAD, K.O.S.B.
Robert Whitehead – age 19 – Private (15878) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a bootmaker in Greenlaw when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two and a half months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1895 in Abbey St. Bathans, Berwickshire. Son of Robert Donaldson Whitehead and of Isabella Brown (Murray) of Elmwood House, Greenlaw.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


GEORGE WRIGHT, R.H.
George Wright, Military Medal – age 35 – Sergeant (S/8435) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
George served his apprenticeship as a grocer in Greenlaw and lived in the High Street when he married in 1907. He was a shopman living at 23 Blackwood Crescent in Edinburgh when he enlisted and he was awarded a M.M. as S/8435 Cpl. (actg. Sjt.) G. Wright, R. Highrs. (Edinburgh)
Born 1882 in Eccles, Berwickshire. Son of the late Elizabeth Kerr Wright (died 1905) of High Street, Greenlaw. Husband of Catherine Fairbairn (Kerr) Wright of 23 Blackwood Crescent, Edinburgh who he married in 1907 in Duns, Berwickshire.
Missing in Action on 28 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
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1939 – 1945


ADAM BALMER, M.N.
Adam Girvan Balmer – age 36 – First Radio Officer, S.S. Cymbeline (Liverpool) Merchant Navy.
The tanker “Cymbeline” was sailing from Gibraltar to Trinidad when she was attacked by the “Widder”, an auxiliary cruiser of Germany's Kriegsmarine that was used as a merchant raider. Shell fire killed seven of the crew while twenty-six men were picked up by the Germans.
Born 1904 in Greenlaw. Son of Adam and Mary (Girvan) Balmer of Northmuir, Greenlaw.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 2 September 1940 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.


ANDREW BURNS, H.G.
Andrew Common Burns – age 40 – Private, 3rd Scottish Border Battalion, Home Guard.
Andrew was employed by Messrs Middlemiss & Sons in Greenlaw. He was injured in a training accident and died in hospital in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Born 1902 in Abbey St. Bathans, Berwickshire. Son of the late George Alexander Burns (died 1934) and of the late Isabella Johnstone (Common) Burns (died 1938) Husband of Margaret Storrie Riddell (Muir) Burns of Greenlaw who he married in 1931 in Eccles, Berwickshire.
Died on Service on 26 July 1942 and buried in Greenlaw Parish Churchyard. (CWG)


GEORGE RICHARDSON, F.A.A.
George Thomas Richardson – age 23 – Petty Officer (FAA/FX 79940) H.M.S. Dasher, Royal Navy.
George was an Air Fitter for aircraft ordnance and he was serving on the escort aircraft carrier “Dasher” when she exploded and sank in the Clyde Estuary between Ardrossan and Arran.
Born 1919 at Drakemyre, Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire. Son of Mary Richardson of Wester Row, Greenlaw.
Died on Active Service on 27 March 1943 and named on the Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.


WILLIAM TROTTER, R.A.F.
William Trotter – age 23 – Flight Sergeant (539041) 108 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
108 Squadron was formed as a night bomber squadron at RAF Kabrit in Egypt in August 1941 and their Wellington bombers began raids on ports on the Libyan coast and in Greece on 22 September. William's aircraft was lost five days later on a raid on Rhodes.
Born 1918 in Greenlaw. Son of the late Robert Trotter (died 1932) and of Elizabeth Parker (Darling) Trotter of Flora Bank, Duns Road, Greenlaw and of Berwick-on-Tweed.
Missing in Action on 27 September 1941 and named on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
Also named on an individual memorial in Greenlaw Parish Church and on the Berwickshire High School memorial.
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