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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: Caddonfoot Reply with quote

Caddonfoot Memorial stand in the grounds of the church.
O/S grid reference NT 450 347



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Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial was one of the most "testing" research projects I have had and there are still three men from WW1 that I cannot identify.
PTE. JOHN GRAHAM, PTE. JAMES THOMSON and PTE. PATRICK THOMSON.

As the Borders Family History Society points out "The quoad sacra Parish of Caddonfoot comprises part of the former Parishes of Galashiels, Innerleithen, Selkirk, Stow and Yarrow" - and the parish included several large estates as well as the Tweed Vineries, a large complex of hot houses, producing six tons of Muscat and Gros Colman grapes per year. (see clovenfords.net/history)
These attracted workers from all over the country - from Dornoch in Sutherland to Wrexham in North Wales.
If anyone can help identify the three "missing" men I'd be delighted.

I'm grateful to M J Richardson whose photograph of the memorial includes the WW2 names.
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5405063

UPDATE: JAMES THOMSON now identified Very Happy
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PTE. WILLIAM R. BROCKIE.
William Russell Brockie age 22 Private (200693) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was resident in Morebattle, Roxburghshire when he enlisted in November 1914. As Private (7143) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1894 in Leith, Edinburgh. Son of the late Jemima (Russell) Brockie (died 1900) and of the late Robert Brockie (died 1914) and step-son of Mary (Kelly) Brockie (widow, formerly Mrs Dalgleish) of 21 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels, Selkirkshire who married in 1901 in Edinburgh.
William named his brother Robert and his uncle and aunt Joseph and Euphemia (Renwick) Brockie of Calfshaw, Fairnilee, Caddonfoot in his will and as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial and on the Morebattle and the Kelso War Memorials.
William named his brother Robert Brockie, Private (9061) 2nd Dragoons, Royal Scots Greys in his Soldier's Will, and further family details are derived from Robert's Service/Pension records.
Robert Brockie, born 1896 in Leith, was an apprentice butcher in the High Street, Galashiels when he enlisted in May 1914. He served throughout the war and was discharged in October 1920
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PTE. GEORGE CALDER.
George Henderson Calder age 18 Private (S/11887) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
George was fatally wounded at Memetz and died in the 12th General Hospital in Rouen,
Born 1898 in Leith, Edinburgh. Son of Robert Henderson Calder and Annie Euphemia (McKenzie) Calder of Caddonlee, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot.
Died of Wounds on 6 July 1916 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.


TROOPER WILLIAM DODS.
William Dods age 21 Private (771) 1/3rd Scottish Horse Yeomanry.
William was a gamekeeper in the Haddington district of East Lothian when he enlisted. He landed with the Regiment at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli in September 1915 but he contracted dysentery and was evacuated to the University War Hospital in Southampton where he died.
Born 1894 in Traquair, Peeblesshire. Son of Peter (a gamekeeper) and Annie (Burns) Dods of Peel Lodge, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot.
Died on Service on 23 November 1915 and buried in Caddonfoot Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
Also named on the Ettrickbridge War Memorial in Kirkhope Parish Church, Selkirkshire.


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PTE. DAVID C. FERGUSON.
David Cook Ferguson age 20 Private (S/5684) 12th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
David was a gardener at the Clovenfords Vineries in Caddonfoot when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in September 1915 but was fatally wounded just over a month later and died in the 15th Field Ambulance.
Born 1895 in Coalsnaughton, Tillycoultry, Clackmannanshire but also registered at Pebbles where the family were normally domiciled.
David's mother was from Tillycoultry and her family still lived there.
Son of William and Margaret (Cook) Ferguson of 80 High Street, Peebles.
Died of Wounds on 28 October 1915 and buried in Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France.
Also named on the Peebles War Memorial and on the Peebles Old Parish Church memorial.


PTE. JOHN GERRARD.
Thought to be:
John Gerrard age 18 Private (S/14372) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
In 1911 John, aged 13, was living with his mother Christina and brother David Christopher at Corstorphine in Edinburgh. He enlisted at Galashiels in November 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but two months later he was wounded and made a prisoner of war. John died in the German Field Hospital at Pont de Courrieres and he was buried there but was re-interred at Souchez in January 1923.
Born 1897 in Bonnington, Ratho, Midlothian as John James Lindsay Gerrard.
Son of the late David and Christina (Lindsay) Gerrard of Edinburgh (both died during 1911)
Died of Wounds on 29 September 1915 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
John's brother, David Christopher Gerrard, Sapper (24206) Royal Engineers, died at Chatham in Kent on 9 April 1913.


PTE. THOMAS GRESSON.
Thomas Gresson age 22 Private (8083) 2/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas died at the family home of Yair Farm, Caddonfoot.
Born 1894 in Stow, Midlothian. Son of Isabella Gresson. Grandson of William and the late Jessie (Hardie) Gresson (died 1910) of Stow, of Philiphaugh Cottages, Selkirk, of Yair Farm Caddonfoot and of Haltree Farm, Heriot, Midlothian.
Died on Service on 12 February 1916 and buried in Caddonfoot Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
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PTE. JAMES J. GRAHAM.
Thought to be:
James Jackson Graham age 25 Private (13129) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
James was a ploughman when he enlisted in 1914 and he landed with his battalion in France in May 1915.
Born 1891 in Ashkirk, Selkirkshire as James Graham Jackson. Son of Elizabeth Jackson. Adopted son of his uncle and aunt James and Barbara (Jackson) Graham of Oakwoodmill Cottage, Selkirk and of Lewinshope, Yarrow, Selkirkshire.
Missing in Action on 14 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Parish War Memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus.


PTE. JOHN GRAHAM.
I cannot identify this man.


PTE. THOS. B. HAMILTON.
Thomas Bishop Hamilton age 21 Private (44234) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
Thomas, aged nearly 18, was an electric light engineman at Old Peel, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot when he enlisted in February 1917. He was posted to the 1/9th Royal Scots in France in March 1918 but was wounded in April and evacuated home. He returned to France and was posted to the 2nd Royal Scots in August but after the armistice he was evacuated home again and he was discharged from the army as medically unfit in April 1919. He was awarded a Silver War Badge (B246019) Thomas died as a consequence of the gun shot wound to his abdomen at the Red Cross Hospital at Bellahouston in Pollokshields, Glasgow just over a year later.
Born 1899 in Mid Calder, Midlothian. Son of Thomas and Agnes (Bishop) Hamilton of Kingston Grange Gardens, Liberton, Edinburgh and of Livingstone Village, Mid-Calder, Midlothian.
Died on 29 June 1920 and buried in Livingston Churchyard Extension, West Lothian. (CWG)
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PTE. FREDERICK J. LEE.
Frederick James Lee age 21 Lance Corporal (77220) 22nd Air Line Section, 2nd Indian Army Corps Signal Company, Royal Engineers.
Fred had served his apprenticeship as a motor mechanic at Penman's Queensberry Motor Works in Dumfries. He was working in Glasgow, and living at 44 Westend Park Street, when in March 1914, he enlisted in the Territorial Force as Sapper (9053) in the Scottish Airline Signalling Company, Royal Engineers. In April 1915 he re-enlisted in the Regular Army at Hitchen, Hertfordshire as Driver (77220) Royal Engineers and went out to Egypt in August 1915. In April 1916 he moved to Basra but contracted dysentery and died in the 41st Field Ambulance.
Born 1895 in Keir, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Elizabeth (Cairns) Lee and of Alexander Lister Lee of Yair, Caddonfoot and of 121 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.
Died on Active Service on 17 June 1916 and buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial, on the Dumfries Burgh War Memorial, on the Dumfries Academy Memorial, on the Greyfriars Church memorial in Dumfries, and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


PTE. WILLIAM MARTIN.
William Smith Martin age 22 Private (40778) 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
In 1911 William, aged 15, was with his family at Caddonhead. He enlisted as Private (25065) in the 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers but was transferred to the 2nd Cameronians in France.
Born 1895 in Blackhope, Heriot, Midlothian. Son of William and Margaret (Smith) Martin of Middleton Home Farm, Borthwick, Midlothian.
Missing in Action on 13 August 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Borthwick Parish War Memorial.


PTE. DAVID MITCHELL.
David Mitchell age 19 Private (201577) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
David was a gardener at Clovenfords, Caddonfoot when he enlisted as Private (8706) in the KOSB. He joined his battalion in Egypt in 1916 and served in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1897 in Melrose, Roxburghshire. Son of the late David Mitchell (died 1909) and of Margaret (Harper) Mitchell of Tower Road and of Smith's Road, Darnick, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial and on the Darnick Village War Memorial.
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LIEUT. OSCAR F. MORITZ.
Oscar Frank Moritz age 32 Second Lieutenant, 99th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Oscar was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset and was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1909. He was the tenant at Elibank Farm, Caddonfoot when he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps in September 1914 and, after becoming a Staff Sergeant, he was commissioned in the Border Regiment in April 1915 He transferred to the MGC in January 1916 and went to France in April. Oscar was killed three months later during the battle at Delville Wood.
Born 1885 in Edmonton, London. Son of the late Herman Rudolph Moritz of the London Stock Exchange (died 1906) and his wife, Elisa Mathilda (Kronheim) Moritz who married in 1869 in Tottenham, London.
Herman was a merchant in Glasgow when he married in 1869 and Oscar's older siblings were born in or near the city. He had been born in Prussia and obtained naturalisation papers in 1873.
Oscar's sister Hilda Moritz (born 1882 in Lenzie, Dunbartonshire) was named as an executor of his will. She had married John King Ballantyne (a woollen mill owner) in 1906 in Highgate London and lived at Tweedvale, Walkerburn, Peeblesshire. (very near to Elibank, Caddonfoot)
Missing in Action on 27 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Sherborne School memorial and Roll of Honour and on the Peebles and Walkerburn War Memorials.


PTE. THOMAS MULVIE.
Note: All military records spell the family name as MULVEY as do some civil records.
Thomas Mulvey age 20 Private (51500) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Thomas was a labourer at Newhall, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot when he enlisted as Private (9553) in a Training Battalion in March 1917. He was posted as Private (38572) to the 2nd Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in France but was transferred to the 12th Royal Scots in April 1918. Thomas was killed less than two weeks later.
Born c.1898 in Stow, Midlothian. (Source: SNWM but I cannot trace)
Son of James and Maggie (Brown) Mulvey of Newhall, Clovenfords, of Legerwood, Earlston, Berwickshire and of Courthill, Kelso, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 12 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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SGT. THOMAS MURRAY.
Thomas Stoddart Murray age 30 Sergeant (133) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
In 1901 Thomas, aged 16, was an assistant tweed warehouseman before he joined the army in 1904 and in 1911 he was serving with the 2nd Black Watch in India. In August 1914 they were based at Bareilly, India as part of the Meerut Division. They moved to France, landing at Marseilles in October 1914 and then moved to Mesopotamia, landing at Basra on 31 December 1915.
Born 1885 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (Stoddart) Murray of Burnside, Clovenford, Caddonfoot.
Killed in Action on 7 January 1916 and buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.


PTE. WALTER McGLYNN.
Walter McGlynn age 19 Private (267055) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Born 1898 in Selkirk as Walter Hogg McGlynn. Son of Catherine (McGuire) McGlynn of Woodburn Cottage, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot.
Missing in Action on 4 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Catherine's four sons served in the army. The eldest brother Thomas died before the war in an accident in Rangoon, Burma while serving with the Royal Scots Fusiliers. William joined the King's Own Scottish Borders in 1905. As Private (9146) he was wounded twice and was discharged from the army due to his wounds in December 1918. John served as Private (3816) & Lance Corporal (201181) in the Seaforth Highlanders. He was badly wounded in May 1917 and discharged from the army in November 1917.


PTE. WILLIAM ORR.
William Orr age 21 Lance Corporal (15859) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
By 1911 the Orr family had moved from Ayrshire to Caddonfoot.
Born 1897 in Stair, Ayrshire. Son of Robert and Margaret (Baird) Orr of Caddonlee Farm, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot.
Missing in Action on 28 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


SGT. WILLIAM PEARCE.
William Pearce age 28 Sergeant (17575) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
William, as a Private, landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1888 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Son of Maurice (a coachman) and Janet (Williamson) Pearce of The Peel, Clovenfords, Caddonfoot.
Killed in Action on 13 August 1916 and buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.


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CAPT. LIONEL PRINGLE. (sic)
Leonel Graham (Leo) Pringle, Member of the Royal Victorian Order age 34 Captain, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry
Leo was educated at Vitzthum Gymnasium in Dresden, Germany, at Sunningdale School, Berkshire and at Radley College, Oxfordshire before attending the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He was commissioned from there in August 1899 and joined the 2nd HLI. He was appointed M.V.O. on the occasion of the Presentation of Colours by Her Majesty Queen Alexandra to the 2nd Highland Light Infantry in 1903. He was promoted as Captain to the 1st HLI in June 1908.
The battalion were in Ambala, India as part of the 3rd (Lahore) Division in August 1914 and they moved to France via Egypt, landing at Marseilles on 1 December 1914. Leo was badly wounded at Givencchy on 19 December and died as a prisoner of war at the German Field Hospital at St. Sauveur, Lille.
Born 1880 in Ilkley, Wharfedale,Yorkshire. Son of the late Commander James Thomas Pringle, R.N. of Torwoodlee, Caddonfoot (died 1902) and of Ann Parminter (Black) Pringle of Southdean, Colinton Road, Edinburgh. (died 1916)
Died of Wounds on 29 December 1914 and buried in Lille Southern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial and on the Sunningdale School and Radley College memorials.


PTE. FREDERICK RAE.
Frederick Smith Rae age 30 Private (13678) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
Frederick served his apprenticeship as a gardener at Yair, Caddenfoot where his father was the Estate overseer. He joined his battalion in France in October 1915 but died in the 3rd Field Ambulance near Ypres in Belgium.
Born 1886 in Dunipace, Stirlingshire. Son of James Smith Rae and of Helen (Smith) Rae of Yair Estate, Caddonfoot.
Died of Wounds on 31 July 1917 and buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.


PTE. WILLIAM REDPATH.
William Redpath age 36 Private (31378) 1/4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
The Redpath family came to Fairnilee Farm, Caddonfoot in the 1890's and in 1901 William was a ploughman there. By 1911 he was living with his older sister Rachel and a younger brother Alexander at the West Lodge, Fairnilee. He enlisted as Driver (T4/036750) in the Army Service Corps and joined his unit in France in September 1915. At some point he was transferred to the 1/4th KSLI after they arrived in France in July 1917.
Born 1882 in Humbie, Haddington, East Lothian. Son of the late Robert Redpath (died 1903) and Catherine (Ferguson) Redpath (died 1899).
Missing in Action on 19 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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