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The first lines of the following are taken from the Selkirk Roll of Honour.

MILLAR, JAMES, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
James Millar – age 22 – Private (6457) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB and he was mobilised in August 1914. 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 1893 in Selkirk. Son of William and Helen (Dryden) Millar of 12 Green Terrace, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoili. Turkey.

and his brother

MILLAR, ROBERT, PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1914-15.

Robert Millar – age 32 – Private (7939) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert was a chair-maker when he enlisted in February 1901. He was posted to the 1st Battalion in April and served in the South African War. He transferred to the 2nd Battalion in India in December 1902 and returned to South Africa with them in December 1906. Robert came home and was transferred to the Army Reserve in March 1909. He was mobilised at the outbreak of war and landed with his battalion at Le Havre in August 1914 but he contracted enteric fever and died three weeks later in the 14th Stationary Hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1882 in Walkerburn, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire. Son of William and Helen (Dryden) Millar of 12 Green Terrace, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 15 January 1915 and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.

James and Robert were two of six brothers who served – Thomas, Cameron Highlander, Alexander, KOSB, Walter, Seaforth Highlanders and John, Army Veterinary Corps & Blue Cross.
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MILLAR, JOHN, PRIVATE, R.S.F., 1915-17.
John Millar – age 19 – Private (43314) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
John was living with his sister at Ettrickhaugh, Selkirk and was employed by T. Craig-Brown & Co at Yarrow Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted. He was posted as Private (25370) to the 10th/11th Highland Light Infantry in France but he was transferred to the RSF.
Born 1897 in Glasgow. Son of the late Robert and Jessie (Kean) Millar.
His sister Mary and his brother James, Private (9139) 3rd Seaforth Highanders were named as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 12 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.

and his brother

MILLAR, THOMAS, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.

Thomas Gordon Millar – age 22 – Private (15653) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas joined his battalion in France in August 1915.
Born 1898 in Glasgow as Thomas Gorman Miller. Son of the late Robert and Jessie (Kean) Millar. Brother of James McKay Millar of 58 Mill Street, Selkirk who together with his sister Mary were named as his legatees.
Died of Wounds on 2 October 1915 and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.

The other brother James McKay Millar served in France as Private (9139) with the 8th and 7th Battalions of the Seaforth Highlanders from October 1915. He was awarded a Military Medal in the summer of 1918 and was wounded for the third time in July 1918. He survived the war and was discharged from the army in February 1919. James was born in 1898 in Glasgow. He married Margaret Ronaldson in 1920 in Edinburgh and died in 1969, aged 70, at Morebattle, Roxburghshire.
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MILLAR, THOMAS, BANDSMAN, ROYAL SCOTS, 1914-17.
Thomas Hind Millar – age 32 – Private (351267) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Thomas was a machine cleaner in Peebles and in Selkirk before he enlisted in the 9th Royal Scots as Private (3802). He joined his battalion in France in 1916.
Born 1885 in Selkirk. Son of the late James Millar (died 1894) and of Isabella (Laidlaw) Millar of 83 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1917 and buried in Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, France.
Also named on the Peebles War Memorial.


MILLAR, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, M.G.C., 1916-17.
William Millar – age 34 – Private (60871) 58th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
William was a fishmonger in Leith Street, Edinburgh and was living with his family in Leith when he enlisted as Private (32610) in the Highland Light Infantry but he was posted to the MGC in France.
Born 1884 in Portobello, Edinburgh. Son of William and Elizabeth (Patrick) Millar of 74a High Street, Portobello. Husband of Margaret Hopkirk (Murray) who he married in 1909 in Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 27 July 1917 and buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Belgium.


MILLER, ROBERT, SERGEANT, ROYAL SCOTS, 1914-16.
Robert George Rae Miller – age 49 – Sergeant (19965) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
Robert had been the club steward in the Conservative Club in Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk when he enlisted in December 1914. He had previously served for 17 years with the 1st Royal Scots and a further 3 years in the South African Constabulary. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in January 1916 but he was killed four months later.
Born at 1867 in Cargill, Perthshire. Son of Alexander and Catherine (Gray) Miller of Dunkeld, Perthshire. Husband of Annie (Higgins) Miller of Cambusnethan Street, Edinburgh and of 77 Buccleuch Street, Selkirk who he had married in 1905 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Killed in Action on 29 May 1916 and buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
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Three sons of James Smith Miller and of Margaret (Davidson) Miller of Bleachfield Road, and of Curror Street, Selkirk.

MILLER, JAMES, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-16.
James Smith Miller – age 26 – Private (7284) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a warper and weaver with Geo. Roberts & Co. when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in April 1915 and then served in Egypt before the battalion moved to France in March 1916.
Born 1890 at Netherlee, Selkirk. Husband of Margaret (Hogg) Miller of 19 Larchbank Street, Galashiels who he married in 1912 in Selkirk,
Killed in Action on 1 July 1916 and buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


MILLER, ROBERT, CORPORAL, MUNSTER FUS., 1915-17.
Robert Miller – age 37 – Corporal (4912) 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers.
Robert had been a well known bowler and was an ex-champion of the Ettrick Forest Club. He was a woollen designer and was living and working in Douglas, Cork, Ireland when he enlisted. He landed with the 9th Battalion of the Munsters at Le Havre in December 1915 but in May 1916 the battalion was disbanded with the troops going to the 1st, 2nd and 8th Battalions. Robert died in the 20th Casualty Clearing Station at Ficheux.
Born 1881 in Selkirk. Husband of Jane or Janet (Richardson) Miller of 11 Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk who he married in 1910 in Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 14 October 1917 and buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


MILLER, TOM, PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1915-17.
Thought to be:
Thomas Miller – age 23 – Private (291962) 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Thomas joined his battalion in France as Private (5623) in 1916.
Born 1894 in Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1917 and buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.
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MILLIGAN, JAMES F., PRIVATE, CAMERON H., 1914-15.
James French Milligan – age 22 – Private (S/10483) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James played centre-back for Selkirk Football Club and was a cricketer with the Selkirk Club. He was a millworker when he enlisted in August 1914 and he joined his battalion in France in December.
Born 1892 in Selkirk. Son of James French Milligan and of Jane (Brown) Milligan of Cannon Street, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 6 March 1915 and buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


MITCHELL, ROBERT C, 2ND LIEUTENANT, CAMERON H., 1915-18.
Robert Clapperton Mitchell – age 21 – Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Robert held a position in the Scottish Co-operative Society's Ettrick Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted in Royal Scots. He joined the 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion in France as Private (3508) in October 1915 and served as Private (351080) until he was commissioned in the Camerons in June 1917.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of William and Davina Prior (McLean) Mitchell of Meadow Cottage, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 27 July 1918 and buried in Senlis French National Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


MITCHELL, THOMAS J. T., A.B., H.M.S. DIDO, 2Ό YEARS.
Thomas James Tait Mitchell – age 18 – Ordinary Seaman (J/70155) H.M.S. Dido, Royal Navy.
Thomas claimed to be a shoeingsmith, aged 18, when he enlisted as Private (11444) in the Royal Scots Greys in Edinburgh in January 1915 but he was discharge two weeks later when he was found to be underage. He claimed to be a blacksmith, aged 18, giving his date of birth as 12 November 1898, when he enlisted in the navy in May 1917. After his initial training he served on the Battleship HMS Monarch until September 1917 when he was posted to the “Dido” which was the depot ship for the destroyer squadrons at Harwich. Thomas spent a year on the destroyer HMS Skilful before being based at HMS Dido where he was found dead of “asphyxia from the effects of drink” - possibly after celebrating the Armistice.
Born 1900 in Selkirk. Son of Thomas Henry Mitchell and of Agnes Waugh (Tait) Mitchell of 13 Hill Street, Selkirk.
Died on Service on 11 November 1918 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.
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MITCHELL, WILLIAM R. C, PRIVATE, H.L.I. , 1918.
William Russell Campbell Mitchell – age 18 – Private (67547) 4th (Reserve) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
William was a clerk in a solicitors' office in Selkirk when he enlisted in the summer of 1918. He was training at Wormit in Fife when he contracted influenza and he was taken to the War Hospital in Dundee but he died there of pneumonia.
Born July 1900 in Selkirk. Son of William and Annie Agnes Leslie (Anderson) Mitchell, of Heath Park House, Selkirk.
Died on Service on 24 October 1918 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial as Russell C. Mitchell.


MONKS, JOHN, PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1916-17.
John Monks – age 20 – Private (301580) 1/8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
John was a piecer and teaser at the Ettrickvale Mills in Selkirk when he enlisted in 1916. He was posted to his battalion in France as Private (3880)
Born 1896 in Cambusbarron, St. Ninians, Stirling. Son of the late Isabella (Isdale) Monks (died 1914) and of Alexander Monks of Cannon Street, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1917 and buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France.


MUNRO, IAN, PRIVATE, ROYAL WELCH FUS., 1917-18.
Ian Munro – age 21 – Private (60288) 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
The Munro family had arrived in Selkirk by 1911.
Ian enlisted as Private (285485) in the Army Service Corps and was posted to the RWF in France in January 1917.
Born c.1896 in London. (but I cannot trace) Son of Alexander and Henrietta (Sclater) Munro of the Queen's Head Inn, West Port and of Heatherlie, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 14 June 1918 and named on the Soissons Memorial, France.
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MURRAY, GEORGE, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1914-15.
George Robson Murray – age 19 – Private (12879) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
George landed with his battalion in France in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1896 in Selkirk. Son of the late Isabella (Neil) Murray (died 1899) and of William Murray of Enfield Cottage, Selkirk. William and Isabella had married in 1877 in Galashiels and she died there.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.


MURRAY, JAMES, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
James Murray – age 21 – Private (6498) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was employed at Sim's Heather Mill in Selkirk and had been a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB for about three years when he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in early June 1915 but just over two weeks later he was fatally wounded.
James was reportedly the first of the Selkirk Territorials to be killed.
Born 1893 in Selkirk. Son of William and Elizabeth or Betsy Murray of 20 Ashybank and of 11 Elm Row, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 21 June 1915 and buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


NICHOL, WILLIAM, CORPORAL, ROYAL SCOTS.
William Scott Nichol – age 35 – Lance Corporal (39496) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.
William was originally posted to the 2nd Royal Scots. He was wounded and evacuated to hospital in Birkenhead, Cheshire in April 1918. He returned to France and was posted to the 12th Royal Scots. William was wounded again and died in the 19th Casualty Clearing Station at Frevent.
Born 1883 in Wilton, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of the late George Nichol (died 1904) and of Margaret (Scott) Nichol of Glencraig, Wilton Dean, Hawick. Husband of Isabella (Bunyan) Nichol of 5 Dunsdale Haugh, Selkirk who he married in 1906 in Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 24 August 1918 and buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, France.
Also named on the Hawick Roll of Honour.


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NICOL, ROBERT, PRIVATE, CAN. E.F., 1915-17.
Robert Nicol – age 32 – Private (757702) 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Robert had served his apprenticeship in Selkirk and had his own hairdressing business in the Market Place in Selkirk before he emigrated to Canada in 1912. He enlisted in the 120th Battalion in Hamilton, Ontario in January 1916 and he sailed with his battalion from Halifax, Nova Scotia in August. However the 120th was broken up and used for reinforcement and was not until May 1917 that Robert was posted to the 3rd Battalion in France.
Born 1884 in Selkirk. Son of the late James Nicol (died 1915) and of Mary (Anderson) Nicol of 94 Mill Street, Selkirk. Husband of Agnes McClymont (Kennedy) Nicol of Hamilton, Ontario who he married in 1907 in Selkirk. She later married Robert J. Gimblett in Detroit, Michigan USA in 1922.
Missing in Action on 7 November 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


NISBET, DAVID D., PRIVATE, ROYAL H., 1916-19.
David Douglas Nisbet – age 32 – Lance Corporal (15542) 1/7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
David was transferred as Private (M/396464) to the Royal Army Service Corps in May 1918. He died of influenza and pneumonia in the Morelands Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital in Peebles.
Born 1886 in Selkirk. Son of the late Catherine (Douglas) Nisbet (died 1919) and of David Nisbet of 18 Yarrow Terrace, Selkirk. Husband of Christina (White) Nisbet of 17 George Street, Peebles who he married in 1910 in Selkirk.
Died on Service on 16 February 1919 and buried in Peebles Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Peebles War Memorial and on the Peebles Old Parish Church memorial.


NISBET, TOM, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1917.
Thomas Nisbet – age 19 – Private (41532) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
Thomas was a millworker in Selkirk when he enlisted as Private (2/4697) in the 53rd Training Reserve Battalion in May 1916. He was posted as Private (21927) to the Highland Light Infantry in France in May 1917 but he was transferred to the 2nd Royal Scots. Thomas was killed four months later.
Born 1898 in Selkirk. Son of Thomas and Jane (Wilkinson) Nisbet of 59 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 26 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.
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NISBET, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1915-17.
William Nisbet – age 19 – Private (251081) 13th Battalion, Royal Scots.
William was an apprentice watchmaker when he enlisted as Private (3506) in the 5th Royal Scots in November 1915. He joined the 1/5th Royal Scots in France in May 1916, just after they had arrived from Egypt, but became ill and was admitted to the 1st Canadian General Hospital at Etaples in November. He rejoined the combined 5th/6th battalion in December. He was wounded in March 1917 and was evacuated to hospital in Birmingham in March 1917. William was posted to the 13th Battalion in Belgium in August 1917 but he was killed two weeks later.
Born 1898 in Selkirk. Son of Alexander and Euphemia (Delgaty) Nisbet of Ashybank, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 22 August 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


NIXON, GEORGE T., PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 2½ YEARS.
George Tait Nixon – age 20 – Private (40422) 13th Battalion, Royal Scots.
George was a chef at the Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh when he enlisted.
Born 1898 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of Thomas and Mary (Tait) Nixon of 4 Goslaw Green, Selkirk and of 49 Lintburn Street, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 28 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Caledonian Station Hotel Roll of Honour and on the Galashiels War Memorial.


NOTMAN, ROBERT, PRIVATE, CAN. E.F., 1916-17.
Robert Notman – age 24 – Private (693095) 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Robert was farming at Virden, Manitoba and was serving with the local militia, the 69th Cameron Highlanders of Canada, when he enlisted at Winnipeg in July 1916. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia with the 174th Battalion in April 1917 and was posted to the 43rd in France in July 1917.
Born 1892 as Robert Lyle Tait in Peebles and also registered at North Berwick, East Lothian. Son of Hannah Vair (Tait) Notman of East Road, North Berwick and step-son of William Notman of the Gamekeeper's Cottage, The Haining, Selkirk who married in 1900 in Dirleton East Lothian.
Missing in Action on 26 October 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.
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OLIVER, JAMES M., PRIVATE, SEAFORTH H., 1916-17.
James Murray Oliver – age 19 – Private (S/16063) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of John and Margaret (Hyslop) Oliver of 29 Kilncroft, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 11 April 1917 and buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France.


ORMISTON, ARCHIE M., PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 4 YEARS.
Archibald Murray Ormiston – age 22 – Private (350426) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
In 1901 the family were at Anderson Road in Selkirk. Archie was employed in a bank in Edinburgh when he enlisted as Private (2120) in the 1/9th Royal Scots at the outbreak of war and he landed with his battalion at Le Havre in February 1915. He was evacuated home with trench fever in May 1916 and after treatment he became an instructor. Archie returned to France in April 1918 and was serving with the 11th Battalion when he was killed.
Born 1895 in Selkirk. Son of John Blackie Ormiston and of Christina (Frier) Ormiston of 15 Viewforth Square, and of 104 Spottiswoode Street, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 19 August 1918 and buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, France.


ORMISTON, DAVID, SAPPER, R.E., 1914-15.
David Ormiston – age 29 – Sapper (42634) 73rd Field Company, Royal Engineers.
David had served his apprenticeship as a painter in Selkirk and he lived in Scott's Place in Selkirk when he enlisted. He landed with his company, as part of the 15th (Scottish) Division, at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1886 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of the late Janet (Johnstone) Ormiston (died 1900) and of the late Charles Cowan Ormiston (died 1908) of Galashiels. Brother of Mrs Elizabeth Bertram of 26 Queen Street, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 26 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.
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PALFREY, JOHN E., LANCE-CORPORAL, L. & B. HORSE, 1914-16.
John Ellis Palfrey – age 28 – Lance Corporal (1679) Lothians and Border Horse.
John was a player with Selkirk Rugby Club and he was a designer and traveller for Gardiner & Sons, Tweed Manufacturers in Selkirk when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his squadron in France in September 1915. He was in a party of men in an observation post at Kemmel in July 1916 when it was hit by a shell and the group were either killed or injured (including William Grieve – see above) John was evacuated to Frensham Hill Military Hospital at Farnham in Surrey where he died.
Born 1888 in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. Son of Charles Alexander Palfrey and of Elizabeth Isabella (Ellis) Palfrey of Broomfield, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 17 October 1916 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


PARK, ALEXANDER C, 2ND LIEUTENANT, M.G.C., 1915-18.
Alexander Crabbe Park – age 26 – Second Lieutenant, 46th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.
Alexander was a printer with the “Southern Reporter” and had been the organist at Bowden Parish Church in Roxburghshire since September 1912. He enlisted in the 2/9th Royal Scots but transferred to the MGC and as Corporal (42546) he went to France in July 1916. He was commissioned in July 1917 and served as Intelligence Officer and Assistant Adjutant.
Born 1892 in Selkirk. Son of the late Baillie William Park (died 1907) and Matilda (Jackson) Park of The Glebe, Glenesk, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 29 September 1918 and buried in Brie British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial and on the Bowden Parish Church memorial.


PARK, JOSEPH S. Y., PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Joseph Sneddon Young Park – age 24 – Private (7313) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Joseph joined the KOSB Reserve at the outbreak of war. He was posted to the 1st KOSB and landed with them at Gallipoli in April 1915 but he was killed six weeks later.
Born 1891 in Selkirk. Son of Peter and Isabella (Young) Park of Cannon Street, Selkirk. Husband of Elizabeth (Collier) Park of 44 Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk who he married in 1910 in Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 4 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.
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PEARSON, JAMES, PRIVATE, SEAFORTH H., 1916-18.
James Pearson – age 20 – Private (203058) 1/4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Born 1898 in Selkirk. Son of the late James and Elizabeth Douglas (Reid) Pearson of 96 Back Row, Selkirk (both died in 1915) His older brother, George, was named as one of his his legatees.
George Alexander Pearson served as Private (5379 & 277186) in the 1/7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders before being commissioned in the Royal Flying Corps in June 1917.
Missing in Action on 23 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


PEDEN, THOMAS H., PRIVATE, SCOTTISH RIFLES, 1916-19.
Thomas Henderson Peden – age 33 – Private (25080) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) transferred as Private (523064) to the 405th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps.
Thomas was a gardener at Gartshore House near Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire when he enlisted. He died of influenza and pneumonia in the Hamilton Barracks Military Hospital in Lanarkshire.
Born 1885 in Selkirk. Son of the late Alison (Henderson) Peden (died 1908) and of Peter Peden of Broadmeadows Lodge, Yarrowford and of Yarrow Road Lodge, Selkirkshire. Husband of Grace Duncan (Graham) Peden of 3 Thistle Street, Kirkintilloch who he married in 1911 in Kirkintilloch.
Died on Service on 3 March 1919 and buried in Kirkintilloch (Auld Aisle) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Yarrow Parish War Memorial at Warriors Rest, on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus and on the Kirkintilloch War Memorial.


PENDRIGH, THOMAS, CORPORAL, ROYAL SCOTS, 1915-17.
Note: The spelling of the family name varies from record to record.
Thomas Pendrigh – age 24 – Lance Corporal (351192) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Thomas joined his battalion as Private (3699) in early 1916.
Born 1893 in Heatherlie, Selkirk as Thomas Pendreigh. Son of the late Marion Scott (Thomson) Pendreigh (died 1912) and of Alexander Kennedy Pendrigh of 8 Heatherlie Terrace, Selkirk who had married in 1887 in Innerleithen, Peebleshire as Pendrigh.
Killed in Action on 10 July 1917 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial as Pendreigh.
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PIERONI, RICHARD, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-18.
Richard Pieroni – age 21 – Private (158772) 58th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.
Richard was a cellarman, employed at 86 High Street in Peebles when he enlisted in the 4th KOSB (Home Defence) as Private (7038) in October 1914. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in February 1915 but due to illness he was discharged as medically unfit in November. At some point he re-enlisted as Private (49304) in the Royal Scots and he was posted to the MGC in France.
Born 1896 in Carlisle. Son of Pietro and Louisa (Hare) Pieroni of Hume's Close Selkirk and of 10 Horse Market, Kelso, Roxburghshire who had married in 1890 in Yarmouth, Norfolk. Pietro was born in Barga, Italy.
Killed in Action on 18 September 1918 and buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, France.
Also named on Peebles War Memorial and on the in St Mary's R.C. Church memorial in Kelso.


PRESTON, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-18.
William Preston – age 28 – Private (40111) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1890 in Selkirk. Son of the late Joseph Preston (died 1902) and of the late Helen or Nellie (Inglis) Preston (died 1895) of Selkirk. Brother of Mrs. Helen or Nellie (Preston) Bryson of Buccleuch Road, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 18 September 1918 and buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France.


PRINGLE, GIDEON S., PRIVATE, S. AFRICAN E.F.
Gideon George Scott Pringle, Military Medal – age 23 – Private (6617) 2nd Regiment, South African Infantry.
Gideon was educated at the Maritzburg College in South Africa and was a government clerk when he enlisted. He joined his regiment in Egypt in March 1916 just before they moved to France. He was wounded during the battle of Delville Wood in July 1916 and rejoined his regiment two months later. Gideon was awarded a M.M. in 1917.
Born 1894 in Selkirk. Son of the late James Pringle and of Agnes (Scott) Pringle of Groot Afdeling, Zeerust Transvaal, South Africa.
Killed in Action on 12 April 1917 and buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France.
Also named on the Maritzburg College cenotaph.
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PRINGLE, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, SEAFORTH H., 1917-18.
William Pringle – age 19 – Private (S/25857) 1/4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Born 1898 in Selkirk. Son of John Hay Pringle and Helen (Brown) Pringle of St. Mary's Mill Lodge, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 21 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


PRINGLE-PATTISON, J. RONALD S., 2ND LIEUTENANT, GORDON H., 1915-16.
Note: Andrew Seth was a Scottish philosopher who changed his name to Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison in 1898 to fulfil the terms of a bequest which included the inheritance of the estate of The Haining at Selkirk.

John Ronald Seth Pringle-Pattison – age 19 – Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders
Ronald was educated at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh before he entered the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in August 1915. He was commissioned in January 1916.
Born 1897 in Newington, Edinburgh as John Ronald Seth. Son of Professor Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison and Eva (Stropp) Seth Pringle-Pattison of The Haining, Selkirk and of 16 Church Hill, Morningside, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 6 September 1916 and buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.
Also named on the Merchiston Castle School memorial and in the St. Cuthbert's Church Memorial Chapel in Edinburgh.
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RAE, JOHN S., CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
John Scott Rae – age 38 – Corporal (6722) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a woollen warper when he enlisted in August 1914. He had previously served with the Volunteers and the Territorials and he was made Corporal in March 1915. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1877 in Kinning Park, Glasgow. Son of the late Alexander Rae and of Catherine (Scott) Rae of 23 Dunsdale Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.

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RAE, WALTER S., PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1915-18
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Walter Scott Rae – age 31 – Private (200995) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter had enlisted in the 4th KOSB Reserve and was posted to the 1st KOSB.
Born 1886 in Cathcart, Lanarkshire. Son of the late Alexander Rae and of Catherine (Scott) Rae of 23 Dunsdale Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 19 August 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


RATHIE, WILLIAM, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
William Rathie – age 30 – Lance Corporal (7046) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was employed as a dyer when he enlisted in November 1914. He was promoted in February 1915 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1885 in Bowhill, Selkirk as William Riddell Rathie. Son of the late Helen (Riddell) Rathie (died 1903) and of James Rathie of Bannerfield Stables, Selkirk. Husband of Annie or Mary Ann (Spiers) Rathie of Bridge Street, Selkirk who he married in 1906 in Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


REID, ARCHIBALD, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Archibald Reid – age 21 – Private (6485) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Archibald was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB and he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1894 in Yarrow, Selkirkshire. Son of the late Archibald Reid (died 1901) and of Ellen (Sandilands) Reid; from 1908 Mrs. Andrew Richardson of Scott Crescent, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.
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