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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Makerstoun Reply with quote



Located at a T junction 40m from the kirk.
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Makerstoun suffered in the recent gales when some large, mature trees were blown over. The kirk itself was slightly damaged and some stones were knocked over, including this CWGC one.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi i am alex mccue and been involved with scottish border war memorials for many years i am also a volunteer with the war memorial project and war graves project
i was interested in seeing your photo of george moffats broken grave i have been visiting this grave for a number of years and concerned at it being on its own so i have been planting bulbs aroun it i reported its destruction and pleased now to fint it repaird
if you want to contact me my e-mail is alxmccue@tiscali.co.uk
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i give talks on scottish border war memorials and have a database and photographs of them all i am a regional volunteer of war memorial trust
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first man listed. Killed during the disasterous attack on Turkish trenches at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915

MACK, WILLIAM
Rank:Private
Service No:7328
Date of Death:12/07/1915
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

MACK, William
Rank: Pte
Service number: 7328
Place of birth: Duns Berwick
Date of death: 12 July 1915
Theatre of death: Dardanelles
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Other detail: 1/4th Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: Makerstoun Reply with quote

The last man listed:

MACK, FRANK CHAPMAN

Rank: Private
Service No: 45583
Date of Death: 27/02/1920
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
4th Reserve Bn.

Grave Reference Near South-West corner of new ground.
Cemetery MAKERSTOUN PARISH CHURCHYARD

Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Janet Mack; husband of Isabella Goodwin Mack, of Manorhill, Makerstoun.
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Private William Mack, 7328, served with the 1/4th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed on 12/7/15 when his battalion, supported by the 1/5th K.O.S.B., made a frontal attack on the Turkish trenches. The ground had been churned up by artillery, the gorse was ablaze and the men charged into a hail of bullets and shrapnel on a blazing hot day. It is said that in a roll-call after the battle, only 70 men out of the 700 who had been in the attack answered their names. Mack was reported missing, presumed dead, and his body never recovered. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
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Private Joseph Morrison Quarry, 55957, served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and died on 5/9/15 aged 19. He was born in Makerstoun, became a forester, and was the son of George and Charlotte Quarry. He is buried in the Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. He was awarded the 14/15 Star. He had contracted dysentery while on duty in Salonika and was taken to a military hospital on Malta. In his army files, there is a lurid description of his final hours which I trust his family did not get to see. His personal effects were returned to his father and included a New Testament, a Gospel of St. Luke, two pipes, 1, three photos, a torch, a cigarette case and a razor strop. Quarry's father wrote back complaining that several valuable articles which his son had - including two watches, a pocket book and two valuable cigarette cases - were missing and, as he had died in hospital, there must have been some pilfering. Unfortunately, occurrences like this were far from rare and Quarry's own unit, the RAMC, was said by cynical soldiers to stand for: 'Rob All My Comrades'.
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Private Arthur Luke, 27969, served with the 9th Scottish Rifles and was killed on 26/3/17 aged 36. He is buried in the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras. He was married to Margaret Laidlaw Luke, Ednam.
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