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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three brothers - the sons of the late David and Mary Ann (McDonald) Rae of Shanklands Court, Annan.

RAE, D. L. L'POOL. REG.
Daniel Lindsay Rae – age 24 – Sergeant (25928) 11th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Daniel had at one time worked with Wilson Brothers, grocers in Annan. He was living in Liverpool and enlisted there. He joined his battalion as a Private in France in June 1915.
Born 1894 in Annan.
He named his sister Mrs. Mary Baldwin and his brothers James and George as his legatees. His cousin, Mrs Marion Rae, was at 27 Butts Street, Annan.
Missing in Action on 21 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

and his brother

RAE, D. W. K.O.S.B
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David William Rae – age 29 – Private (20187) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
David had also worked with Wilson Brothers, grocers in Annan. In 1911, aged 24, he was a bread vanman, lodging at 49 Buchanan Road, West Derby, Liverpool. He enlisted in Liverpool and joined his battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915 but was killed less than two months later.
Born 1886 in Annan.
Husband of Edith Ann (Reade) Rae who he married in 1914 in West Derby, Liverpool. (later Mrs James Strejeck of Chicago)
Missing in Action on 17 November 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and their older brother

RAE, J. CAMERON H
.
James Rae – age – Private (S/32694) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James originally enlisted as Private (6744) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in June 1899, naming his mother Mrs. Mary Ann Rae of Shankland Court, Annan as his next of kin. However he was discharged as medically unfit. He re-enlisted, using the alias John Rome, as Private (7525) in the KOSB in June 1901 and served until he was transferred to the Army Reserve in 1909. He was discharged as time expired in June 1913. He enlisted again as Private (3/12646) in the King's (Liverpool Regiment) Special Reserve in November 1914 and was posted to the 1st Battalion in France in January 1915. He was wounded in May and again at Givenchy in September and he was evacuated back to the UK before he was discharged as no longer physically fit for war service. At some point he re-enlisted yet again , this time in Glasgow and was posted to the 1st Camerons.
Born 1880 in Annan.
He named his sister Mrs. Mary Baldwin and his brother George as his legatees.
Killed in Action on 17 October 1918 and buried in Vaux-Andigny British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
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RAE, J. A. SCO. RIF.
John Andrew Rae – age 19 – Private (37746) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John was educated at Annan Academy and had just completed his apprenticeship at the British Linen Bank in Annan when he enlisted in February 1917. He joined his battalion in France at the beginning of August but was wounded three weeks later and died on a hospital train on his way to hospital in Rouen.
Born 1898 in Annan. Son of Thomas McLean Rae and Charlotte (Bell) Rae of 15 Scott's Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 22 August 1917 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial and on the British Linen Bank memorial in St. Andrews Square, Edinburgh.


RAE, R. CANADA.
Robert Rae – age 42 – Lance Corporal (439752) 52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Robert was a stone-mason who had worked in Annan before emigrating to Canada. He enlisted at Port Arthur, Ontario in September 1915 and was killed near Courcelette a year later.
Born 1874 in Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late George and Jane (Bell) Rae of Eaglesfield, Dumfriesshire. Husband of Agnes Ann (Doloughan) Rae of 334 North Brodie Street, Fort William, Ontario who he married in 1901 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 16 September 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial.


REID, O. D. KING ED. HO.
Oswald Douglas Reid – age 24 – Private (1418) 1st King Edward's Horse.
Oswald had enlisted in November 1915 and, after being posted in January 1916, had been on leave to visit family in Annan. He was returning to his regiment in Lomford in Ireland when he had gone bathing in the sea at Baldoyle, Howth near Dublin. Oswald got into difficulties and drowned.
Born 1891 in Islington, London. Son of the late Thomas Reid of Annan and of the late Catherine Jane (Artlett) Reid. Brother of Mrs Gertrude Gibbs of Rosebank, Annan and of Mrs Dorothy Godfray.
Died on Service on 18 August 1916 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)
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RICHARSON, C. K.O.S.B.
Christopher Richardson – age 19 – Private (23677) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Christopher had served his apprenticeship as a compositor and linotype operator at the “Observer” office in Annan and worked there until he was old enough to enlist. He was wounded and made a prisoner on 3 May 1917 but died a week later in the German military hospital at Cassel in Niederzwehren.
Born 1897 in Annan. Son of Christina Richardson of 34 Johnstone Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 10 May 1917 and buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Hessen, Germany.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


RICHMOND, A. E. BORD. REG.
Albert Edward Richmond – age 25 – Sergeant (8002) 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment.
Albert was a bandsman in the 2nd Battalion together with his brother Richard. He had attended the Royal Hibernian Military School and was a musician when he enlisted, aged 15, in Dublin in January 1905. He served in South Africa from August 1905 until December 1907. He was promoted to Sergeant in April 1914 and was with his battalion at Pembroke Dock in South Wales in August. They landed at Zeebrugge in October but Albert was killed three weeks later.
Born c.1889 Malta. Son of the late Sarah (McGinnis) Richmond and of Sergeant Major Robert Richmond of the Border Regiment and of his step-mother Sarah Ann Richmond of Howgill, Annan and of Keswick Place, Carlisle Road, Annan.
Missing in Action on 26 October 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


ROBERTSON, W. CAMERON H.
William Robertson – age 33 – Private (S/12823) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
William landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but died three months later in the 3rd Canadian General Hospital at Etaples.
Born 1882 at Howgill in Annan as William Mackie Robertson. Son of James and Mary (Irving) Robertson, of Howgill Bridge, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 10 October 1915 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France
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ROBINSON, J. H. SEAF. HIGHRS.
James Hope Robinson – age 18 – Private (S/41917) 1/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
James was educated at Annan Academy and at the High School at Sedbergh in Yorkshire (now in Cumbria) He was employed in the Commercial Bank of Scotland in Annan when he enlisted as Private (Tr/1/14109) in a Training Reserve Battalion and he was posted as Private (S/23766) to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders but was transferred to the Seaforths in France. James was wounded on 21 July and died five days later. He was buried in the Eperney French National Cemetery but was re-interred at Wimille in July 1964.
Born 1899 in Annan. Son of Joseph and Eliza Little (Hope) Robinson of Cereal House, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 26 July 1918 and buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial, on the Sedbergh School memorial and on the Commercial Bank of Scotland memorial in the RBS branch in St. Andrew's Square, Edinburgh.


ROBSON, R. L'POOL. REG.
Robert Robson – age 19 – Private (267907) 1/7th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Robert was posted initially as Private (11656) to the 1st Battalion of The King's.
Born c.1898 in Woodbury, Northumberland. Son of Frances Ann (Robson) Pool and step-son of John Blackstock Pool of 6 Tweedies Court, Annan who had married in 1901 in Bellingham Northumberland. By 1911 the family were living in Annan.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


RODGERS, T. H. K.O.S.B.
Thomas Handford Rodgers – age 35 – Private (2147) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas worked at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1880 in Dumfries. Son of Thomas and Henrietta (Baxter) Rodgers. Husband of Alice McMichael (Shennan) Rodgers of Battery Street, Annan who he married in 1901 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.
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ROSS, J. R. HIGHRS.
Joseph Ross – age 25 – Private (S/6430) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Joseph served his apprenticeship as a plumber in Annan and was working for an aerated water manufacturer when he enlisted in October 1914. He joined his battalion in France in October 1915 but was killed by a sniper two months later.
Born 1890 in Annan. Son of Andrew and Helen (Hall) Ross of Annan. Husband of Janet (Halliday) Ross who he married in 1911 in Annan.
Killed in Action on 13 December 1915 and buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Belgium.


ROSS, W. H.L.I.
I cannot trace this man.


ROXBURGH, M. NEW ZEAL. CANT. BATT.
Malcolm Roxburgh – age 41 – Private (6/136) Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Malcolm was an ironmonger and living with his sister Mary at 46 Clare Road, Saint Albans, Christchurch on the South Island when he enlisted in August 1914. He sailed from Wellington in October and landed at Alexandria in December 1914. He was wounded at Gallipoli in May 1915 and evacuated to hospital in Malta. He returned to Gallipoli in August but was wounded again and died two days later on board the Hospital Ship "Gloucester Castle".
Born 1874 in Annan. Son of the late William and Eleanor (Banks) Roxburgh of Annan.
Died of Wounds and buried at Sea on 2 September 1915 and named on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


RUTHERFORD, W. Y. SCO. GDS.
Walter Young Rutherford – age 21 – Private (13974) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
Walter was a member of the Lanarkshire Constabulary at Motherwell when he enlisted. He was wounded and died two days later.
Born 1895 in Annan. Son of Robert and Hellen (Blake) Rutherford of Oakland, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 20 November 1916 and buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.
Also named on the Lanarkshire Constabulary memorial in Hamilton.
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SCAIFE, R. G. GORD. HIGHRS.
Robert George Scaife – age 21 – Lance Corporal (S/4878) 10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders attached to the 257th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers.
Robert enlisted in February 1915 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1895 in Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire. Son of Thomas and Agnes (Heron) Scaife of 4 Brewery Place, Annan.
Killed in Action on 28 May 1916 and buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, France
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


SCOTT, E. W. H.L.I.
Edward Williamson Scott – age 34 – Private (13632) 14th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.
In 1911 Edward was a tramcar conductor, living with his wife and family at 161 South York Street in Hutchesontown, Govan, Glasgow.
His elder children Mary 6 and William 4 were born in Annan.
He enlisted in the 15th “Glasgow Tramways” Battalion of the HLI and landed with them at Boulogne in November 1915. Edward was serving with the 14th Battalion when he was wounded and made a prisoner. He died in a German Field Hospital at Bouchain near Arras and was buried there but was re-interred in Souchez in the 1920's.
Born c. 1883 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of George and Jeannie (Williamson) Scott. Husband of Jessie Petrie (Marshall) Scott who he married in 1904 in Annan.
He was a baker living at Brewery Cottages, Port Street, Annan when he married and until 1907 was at 6 Carlyle's Place, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 17 November 1917 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


SCOTT, C. K.O.S.B.
Charles Robertson Scott – age 38 – Private (30928) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles had managed a grocers in Kelso and was the manager of a licensed grocers in Annan until he was appointed to the Central Liquor Control Board in Annan.
Born 1879 in Otterburn, Bellingham, Northumberland. Son of the late Alexander and Agnes (Beattie) Scott of Keilder Head, Northumberland. Husband of Jeanie G. (Steel) Scott of Park Terrace, Annan and of 13 The Square, Kelso who he married in 1913 in Kelso.
Missing in Action on 3 December 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
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SCOTT, H. J. CAMERON H.
Henry James Scott – age 25 – Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Henry was educated at Annan Academy, at Stanley House School in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire and at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh before he joined the Scottish Insurance Corporation, Ltd. in Edinburgh, and was appointed their inspector of agencies for West Cumberland and Dumfriesshire. He played for Annan C.C. and Carlisle F.C. before he left for Canada and took up farming with three Watsonian School friends. On the outbreak of war he returned to this country and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 2/4th Cameron Highlanders in December 1914. Early in 1915 he was drafted to the first line in France and was promoted to Lieutenant in July 1915. He served at Festubert, Givenchy and at Loos where he was fatally wounded. Henry died in the 2nd Red Cross Hospital in Rouen but his body was brought home and he was buried in Annan.
Born 1889 in Annan. Son of Alexander and Agnes (Gillies) Scott of 24 St. John's Road, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 29 September 1915 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial and on the George Watson's College memorial.


SCOTT, J. K.O.S.B.
James Scott – age 29 – Private (2023) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James, known locally as “Major”, was a hand-driller at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan when he enlisted in October 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was fatally wounded at the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1885 in Annan. Son of James and Agnes (Kennedy) Scott of 32 Port Street Annan. Husband of Jean (Thomson) Scott of 4 English Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 12 July 1915 and buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.

and his brother

SCOTT, W. H.L.I
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William Scott – age 20 – Private (42218) 15th Battalion (1st Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
William worked at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan when he enlisted. He was posted as Private (1459) to the King's Own Scottish Borderers in France in 1916 but was transferred to the 16th and then 15th Battalions of the HLI.
Born 1897 in Annan. Son of James and Agnes (Kennedy) Scott, of 32 Port Street Annan.
Missing in Action on 29 November 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.


SCOTT, W. K.O.S.B.
I suspect that this is the man above.
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SHARKEY, W. ROYAL NAVY.
Walter Sharkey – age 20 – Signaller (J/39913) H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy.
Walter enlisted as a Boy in April 1915 and signed on for 12 years in June 1917. He was a signaller throughout and was still in service when he died of "natural causes - convulsion" at the family home in Annan.
Born 1899 in Annan. Son of Patrick and Margaret (McQuade) Sharkey of 27 Scotts Street, Annan.
Died on Service on 8 October 1919 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)


SIMPSON, P. A. & S.H.
Peter Simpson – age 30 – Private (S/20777) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Peter was a foreman porter with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company and living in Barrhead, Renfrewshire when he enlisted in December 1915. He was mobilised in May 1917 and joined his battalion in France in August but was killed two months later.
Born in 1887 in Milton Bridge, Penicuik, Midlothian. Son of the late Peter Simpson and of Barbara (Stewart) Simpson (from 1903 Mrs. Robert Broatch Dixon) of 3 East Hecklegirth, Annan. Husband of Mary Jane (Lindsay) Simpson, of 3 Gladstone Avenue, Barrhead, Renfrewshire and of 15 Addison Place, Annan who he married in 1911 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 12 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial, on the Barrhead War Memorial and on the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company memorial now in Ayr Station.


SINCLAIR, D. W. R.A.M.C.
David Williamson Sinclair – age 22 – Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
David was educated at Annan Academy before becoming a Student of Medicine at Edinburgh University in 1913. He joined the Medical section of the University's Officer Training Corps in 1916 and graduated M.B. & Ch.B. in July 1918. He was commissioned on 29 August and, after one week of training, he went to the Front. David died of wounds near Courtrai in Belgium and was buried in Harlebeke Churchyard but was re-interred in April 1950.
Born 1896 in Annan. Son of David and Agnes Williamson (Reid) Sinclair of 21 Johnstone Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 22 October 1918 and buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial, on the Edinburgh Old College memorial and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.


SKILLING, R. SCO. GDS.
Robert Skilling – age 28 – Private (5973) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
Robert was a blacksmith when he enlisted in the 2nd Dragoons in October 1904 for three years and was a reservist when he joined the police force at Hazel Grove near Stockport. He transferred to the Manchester City Police and in 1911, age 24, he was a Constable lodging at 8 Mora Street, Moston, North Manchester. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with the 2nd Scots Guards at Zeebrugge on 7 October 1914.
Born 1886 Buittle near Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late Benjamin Hunter Skilling and of Janet Rae (Scott) Skilling of 56 High Street, Annan.
Missing in Action on 28 October 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.
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SMITH, A. K.O.S.B.
Alexander Smith – age 32 – Private (15963) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was an engineer when he enlisted in October 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1883 in Annan. Son of Alexander Smith of Watchhill, Annan and of Helen or Ellen (Thomson) Smith, formerly Mrs William Conchie. Husband of Mary Jane (Kean) Smith of 26 Charles Street, Annan and of 39 Dunedin Road, Eastriggs who he married in 1911 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


SMITH, A. R.E.
Not listed by CWGC and I have not been able to trace a war time death record for this man.

"spoons" reported on this case about 10 years ago - see http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1204

It seems that Andrew Smith enlisted as Private (2022) in the 1/5th King's Own Scottish Borderers in October 1914 and landed with his battalion in Egypt in June 1915. Later he was renumbered as Private (240575) and at some point he was transferred as Private (412854) to the Royal Engineers. There is evidence that he stayed in the Army until the 1930's.
On the 1911 census there is only one Andrew Smith in the area near the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan and he is listed as a “Miller at Boilerworks”. Aged 22, he and his wife, Helen S. also aged 22 (married for less than 1 year) were living with his widowed mother in Eastrigg, Dornock Parish near Annan. Andrew had married Helen Steel Thomson in 1910 in Annan.
On the post war Valuation Rolls he is listed as a tenant - in 1915 in Dornock Village, as a Boilermaker, in 1920 & 1925 & 1930 in Dornock Village as a Soldier, and in 1935 in Bellevue Cottage, Eastriggs, Dornock as a Machineman.
Helen, aged 70 and “married to Andrew Smith, machineman (retired)” died in 1958 at Bellevue, Dornock and Andrew, aged 84, died in 1973 at Bellevue. They are buried together in Dornock Burial Ground.
Andrew was Born 1888 in Annan. Son of the late William Smith and of Mary Ann (Warwick) Smith.
Also named on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.


SMITH, G. S. R. SCOTS.
George Shannon Smith – age 20 – Private (48989) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
Born 1898 in Annan. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Shannon) Smith of 31 Lady Street, Annan.
Missing in Action on 23 August 1918 and named on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.


SMITH, J. K.O.S.B.
James Smith – age 34 – Private (240687) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James enlisted as Private (2244) and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was killed. Born 1883 in Annan. Son of the late William Smith and of Elizabeth (Wilson) Smith of 29 Port Street, Annan. He named Elizabeth as the guardian of his children. Husband of Marion McPherson (Laurie) Smith who he married in 1904 in Annan.
Died of Wounds on 20 February 1918 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
On the 1911 census there are Elizabeth 68 James 27 Marion 26 (m. 7y) William John 5 Albert 3 Alexander 2 and twins Robert Laurie & Scott 1 month.


SMITH, R. K.O.S.B.
Robert Smith – age 19 – Lance Sergeant (241051) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert enlisted as Private (4308) and joined his battalion at Gallipoli in November 1915. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was wounded at Gaza.
Born 1897 in Annan. Son of Adam and Helen (Stevenson) Smith, of 1 Shanklands Court, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 24 April 1917 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.
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THOMPSON, H. K.O.S.B.
Note all military records use Thomson.
Henry Thomson – age 25 – Private (240459) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Henry was a member of the Territorial 5th KOSB and he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was wounded by shrapnel when a shell hit his section as they sat round a cooking fire. He was evacuated to the Citadel Military Hospital in Cairo where he died.
Born 1891 in Annan as Henry Bell McDuff. Son of Janet McDuff.
In 1901 aged 9 he was a “visitor” with the Thompson family and CWGC lists him as son of Francis and Andrewina (Beattie) Thompson of 17 Butts Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 2 July 1917 and buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

and his "brother"

THOMPSON, W. K.O.S.B
.
William Thompson – age 29 – Private (13031) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William worked at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1886 in Annan. Son of Francis and Andrewina (Beattie) Thompson of 17 Butts Street, Annan.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.


THOMSON, A. NORTHD. FUS.
Alexander Thomson – age 35 – Private (36966) 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Alexander was a seedsman when he enlisted as Private (T/4/234893) in the Army Service Corps. He was posted as Private (TR/5/1828) to a Training Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers before he joined the 1st Battalion in France. He was buried in Vraucourt Churchyard but was re-interred in Vaulx Hill after the war.
Born c.1882 in Annan. Son of the late Jane (McAulay) Thomson and of Thomas Thomson. Husband of Elizabeth (Mitchell) Thomson who he married in May 1917 in Annan when he was a Private in a Training Reserve Battalion based at Rugeley Camp in Staffordshire.
Died of Wounds on 18 December 1917 and buried in Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France.


THOMSON, J. R.A.
I cannot trace this man. He is also named on the Annan Academy memorial as JOHN THOMPSON, GUNNER, R.H.A.


THOMSON, J. LOND. IRISH.
John Thomson – age 36 – Rifleman (593240) 2/18th Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)
Jack was educated at Annan Academy and was living in Paddington in London when he enlisted as Private (5991) in July 1916. He joined his battalion in France in October 1916 but in November the battalion moved to Salonica, landing there in December 1916. In June 1917 they move again, this time to Egypt and then into Palestine where they served at Gaza and Jerusalem. Jack die of multiple gunshot wounds in the 31st General Hospital at Port Said in Egypt.
Born 1881 in Annan. Son of George and Charlesina Lily (Stainthorpe) Thomson of Cove Villa, Hecklegirth, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 30 November 1917 and buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.
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THOMSON, R. H.L.I.
Robert Thompson – age 23 – Corporal (331251) 1/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Robert was educated at Annan Academy and served his apprenticeship as a draper in his father's business in Annan before securing a position with Messrs Macdonald Ltd. Drapers, in Glasgow. He enlisted there in 1914 but had only been in France for four months when he was wounded on 14 September 1917. He was evacuated to hospital in Poole, Dorset but required another operation and was transferred to the military hospital in the former Mont Dore Hotel in Bournemouth, Hampshire where he died. Born 1894 in Annan as Thompson. Son of George and Agnes (Latimer) Thompson of 30 Charles Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 24 October 1917 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.


THOMSON, R. H. H.L.I.
Robert Harkess Thomson – age 21 – Private (41855) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Robert was a grocer in Annan when he enlisted as Private (2555) in the 2/5th King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was posted as Private (29699) to the KOSB in France but was transferred to the HLI.
Born 1896 in Annan. Son of Walter and Margaret (Harkess) Thomson of The Lodge, Annan Combination Hospital.
Missing in Action on 24 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


THOMSON, W. W. R. SCOTS.
William Whitworth Thomson – age 19 – Private (42149) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
William enlisted as Private (34190) in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) but was posted to the Royal Scots in France. He died in the 24th General Hospital in Etaples.
Born 1898 in Annan. Son of William Reid Thomson and Margaret (Stothart) Thomson of 2 Alexandra Place, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 22 April 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.


THORBURN, J. SCO. RIF.
James Thorburn – age 21 – Private (14719) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
James landed with the 11th Battalion of the Cameronians at Boulogne in September 1915 and later served with the 10th and 9th Battalions.
Born 1896 in Annan. Son of James and Mary (Beattie) Thorburn of Lochfield House and of Howgill Bank, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 5 April 1918 and buried in Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.
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Three sons of John and Margaret (Johnstone) Trodden of Blackhills, Annan.
See also post on page 2.

TRODDEN, G. K.O.S.B.
George Trodden – age 28 – Lance Corporal (17300) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George served his apprenticeship as a machineman at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan before taking employment in Lenzie near Glasgow. He enlisted in Kirkintilloch in December 1914 and joined his battalion in France in April 1915. He was wounded on three occasions.
Born 1889 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 4 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


TRODDEN, J. K.O.S.B.
James Trodden – age 28 – Private (16880) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was an engine driver at Corsehill Quarry, Annan when he enlisted in December 1914. He joined his battalion in France in April 1915 but was killed two weeks later during the battle for Hill 60 at Ypres.
Born 1886 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 6 May 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


TRODDEN, R. K.O.S.B.
Robert Trodden – age 37 – Private (16275) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a stone mason at Barjarg Tower, Keir, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in October 1914. He was drowned when the Troopship “Royal Edward” was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-14 in the Aegean.
Born 1879 in Annan.
Husband of Elizabeth (Lizzie McDonald) Trodden, of 113 St. Michael Street, Dumfries who he married in 1903 in Dumfries.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 13 August 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial, on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Greyfriars Church memorial in Dumfries.
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TWEEDIE, A. K.O.S.B.
Alexander Tweedie – age 34 – Second Lieutenant, 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander enlisted as Private (1930) in the 5th KOSB and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was promoted to Sergeant and then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in November 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1882 in Annan. Son of Alexander and Susan Rankin (MacKnight) Tweedie of 43 Lady Street, Annan.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.

and his brother (who died two days earlier)

TWEEDIE, C. B. M.C. K.O.S.B.
Cunningham Burnside Tweedie, Military Cross – age 24 – Captain, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Cunningham enlisted as Private (1929) in the 5th KOSB. He was commissioned in March 1915 and went to France in September. He was promoted to Lieutenant and then to Captain during 1916 and was awarded a M.C. in the New Year Honours. He was badly wounded in April 1917 and died a few days later in hospital at Etaples.
Born 1892 in Annan. Son of Alexander and Susan Rankin (MacKnight) Tweedie of 43 Lady Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 17 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial.


TWEEDIE, G. LANCERS.
Gilbert Tweedie – age 41 – Lieutenant, 1st Reserve Cavalry Regiment.
Gilbert was educated at Annan Academy and served his apprenticeship to the law with the Town Clerk in Annan before going to Edinburgh to qualify as a Writer to the Signet. He returned to Annan to practice as a solicitor. He joined the 2/2nd Scottish Horse Yeomanry in August 1914 before he was commissioned from the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps to the King's Own Scottish Borderers in August 1915 and he joined the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry in March 1916. He spent some considerable time in Ireland before being posted to Cupar in Fife. He was reported missing in late March 1918 and a month later his body was found in the River Eden two miles down from Cupar.
Born 1876 in Annan. Son of the late Gilbert Tweedie and of Jane (Shortridge) Tweedie of Annan. Brother of Thomas Shortridge Tweedie of Trensano, Annan.
Died on Service on 21 April 1918 and buried in Cupar New Cemetery, Fife. (CWG)
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial and on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


TWEEDIE, J. W. R. SCOTS.
Joseph William Tweedie – age 28 – Corporal (17263) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Joseph had served an apprenticeship in a solicitor's office in Annan and was employed as a clerk in the town clerk's office in Kirkcaldy, Fife when he enlisted in the 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh) in October 1914. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in January 1916 but was wounded at the Somme in July and was treated at the 16th General Hospital at Camiers before being evacuated to the UK. He returned to France in March 1917 and was posted to 11th Battalion where he was promoted to Corporal in April. Joseph was killed two months later while leading a section of rifle grenades.
Born 1888 in Annan. Son of Joseph William Tweedie and Agnes Jane (Nicholson or Welsh) Tweedie of Greenlea, Annan.
Missing in Action on 6 June 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.


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WALKER, J. SCO. RIF.
James Mackay Walker – age 19 – Private (38653) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
James was educated at Annan Academy. His mother, who had remarried in 1914, was advised that her eldest son Josiah Walker, Gunner (958) RFA had been wounded in Salonica on 20 April 1918 and that her youngest, James, who had been at the front for just six weeks, had been wounded on 14 April. Sadly he had been killed.
Born 1899 in Brydekirk, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Thomas Walker and of Agnes (Mackay) Walker (later Mrs James Carrick) of Woodcockair Street, Brydekirk.
Killed in Action on 14 April 1918 and buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial, on the Brydekirk Parish War Memorial and on the Brydekirk Parish Church memorial.


WALKER, J. J. SCO. RIF.
John James Walker – age 19 – Private (30112) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John was an apprentice electrician in Dornock, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in January 1917.
Born 1898 in Annan. Son of James and Annie (Hyslop) Walker of Carlisle Road, Annan.
Missing in Action on 23 August 1917 and named on the Nieuport Memorial, Belgium.
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Brothers James and Thomas Walker were employed at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie, Annan and, as members of the Territorial 5th KOSB, they were mobilised in August 1914. They landed with the battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and both were wounded at the battle of Achi Baba Nullah on 12 July. They were evacuated to hospital, James to Egypt and Thomas to England.

WALKER, J. K.O.S.B.
James Walker – age 18 – Private (1458) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1897 in Annan. Son of William and Elizabeth (Henderson) Walker of Queensberry Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds 9 August 1915 and buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Also named on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.

and his brother

WALKER, T. K.O.S.B
.
Thomas Walker – age 21 – Private (848) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas died in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, South Stoneham, Hampshire.
Born 1894 in Annan. Son of William and Elizabeth (Henderson) Walker of Queensberry Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds on 6 September 1915 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.


WALKER, W. J. A. & S.H.
William John Edward Walker – age 20 – Private (1113) 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
William had enlisted in 1912 and landed with the 2nd Battalion at Boulogne in mid-August 1914. He was wounded at La Bassee in November, but recovered and rejoined his regiment in France in January1915. He was wounded again and evacuated to Greenwich Military Hospital in London where he died.
Born 1894 in Annan. Son of William and Jane (McKelvie) Walker of 1 Market Street, Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died of Wounds on 28 March 1915 and buried in Greenwich Cemetery, London. (CWG)


WARWICK, J. K.O.S.B.
John Warwick – age 30 – Private (10080) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 John, aged 15, was a farm servant in Gretna but by 1911 he was serving as a cook with the 1st KOSB in India. The battalion was at Lucknow in August 1914 and they returned via Egypt to England in December 1914 before they sailed again and landed at Cape Helles on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. John was killed on the next day.
Born 1885 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Sarah (Milligan) Warwick of Annan.
Missing in Action on 26 April 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church memorial.
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