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

REID, ARCHIE, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Archibald Reid age 20 Lance Corporal (6675) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Archibald was a book-keeper with the Co-operative Society at Rosewell in Midlothian when he enlisted in August 1914. He was promoted in May 1915 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but he was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1895 in Selkirk. Son of Walter and Rachel (Bogle) Reid of 20 Cannon Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and his brother

REID, DONALD, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1917-18
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Donald Reid age 20 Private (41915) 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Donald enlisted as Private (203201) in the 4th KOSB but was posted to the 2nd Cameronians in France.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of Walter and Rachel (Bogle) Reid of 20 Cannon Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.


REID, ROBERT, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-17.
Robert Reid age 32 Private (203498) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was employed at the Philiphaugh Spinning Mill when he enlisted. He joined the 2nd KOSB in Belgium in December 1914 but was rendered temporarily unfit by gassing. On recovery he volunteered for another term of active service, and had only been two months at the front when he was reported missing.
Born 1885 in Burntisland, Fife. Son of the late Agnes (Baillie) Reid (died 1911) and of George Reid, butcher, of Buccleuch Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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RENTON, JAMES, LANCE-CORPORAL, NORTHUMBERLAND FUS., 1 YEARS.
James Renton age 39 Lance Corporal (20/880) 20th Battalion (1st Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers.
James was employed at Dunsdale Mill in Selkirk before he left the area. In 1901 he was in Edinburgh and in 1911 he was living with his wife and family in Ushaw Moor near Durham. James landed with his battalion in France in January 1916 but he was killed six months later on the first day of the battle of the Somme.
Born 1877 in Selkirk. Son of the late James and Mary (Fenwick) Renton of Tait's Hill, Selkirk. Husband of Georgina (Hamilton) Renton of 127 Dumbiedykes Road, Edinburgh who he married in 1905 in Castle Ward, Northumberland.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


RIDDELL, THOMAS, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Thomas Riddell age 42 Private (17279) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a millworker and a widower with five children when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 and survived the battle at Loos in September but was shot by a sniper two months later.
Born 1873 in Selkirk. Son of the late Martha (Storrie) Riddell (died 1912) and of Thomas Riddell of 3 Inglis Close, Back Row, Selkirk. Husband of the late Maud Louisa (Reeves) Riddell (died 1913) of Halliday's Park, Selkirk who he married in 1901 in Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Missing in Action on 2 November 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.
His son Arthur, Stoker 1st Class (P/KX 116683) H.M.S. Fidelity, Royal Navy, was lost at sea in January 1943.


ROBERTSON, JOHN, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1915-18.
John Robertson age 22 Private (20580) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John had been an apprentice with the Scottish Co-Operative Society in Selkirk. He enlisted in June 1915 and joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in October 1915. At some point he transferred to the 2nd KOSB and he died as the result of gas poisoning in the 2nd Canadian General Hospital at Le Treport.
Born 1896 in Leith, Edinburgh. Son of Andrew and Agnes (Redpath) Robertson of 10 Robertson Close, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 6 October 1918 and buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France.


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ROBSON, THOMAS C, GUNNER, R.F.A., 1914-18.
Thomas Crawford Robson age 26 Gunner (84235) C Battery, 210th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
By 1901 the family had moved from Selkirk to Edinburgh and in 1911 Thomas and his brother Andrew were serving with the Royal Scots Greys at York. Thomas was discharged in August 1912. He joined a battery of the Royal Field Artillery at Gallipoli in August 1915 but there is no other surviving record of his military service.
Born 1892 in Selkirk. Son of the late Janet Reid (Moffat) Robson (died 1913) and of John Crawford Robson of 18 Bristo Street, Edinburgh. Husband of Maude Winzer (Gilbert) Robson, formerly Mrs. Francis George James, of 74 Woodville Road, Cathays, Cardiff who he married in May 1916 in Cardiff.
Killed in Action on 4 November 1918 and buried in Capelle-Beaudignies Road Cemetery, France.
His brother Andrew served as Private and Sergeant (2923) in the Royal Scots Greys and survived the war.


RODEN, HUGH, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Hugh Roden age 19 Private (6439) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Hugh was employed at the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk and he was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB. He was mobilised in August 1914 and 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 1896 in Selkirk. Son of Philip and Janet (Thomson) Roden of Heatherlie Park and of 2 Curror Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.


RODGER, JOHN A., PRIVATE, SCOTTISH RIFLES, 1914-15.
John Anderson Rodger age 21 Private (17326) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John had served his apprenticeship as a gardener at Philipshaugh, Selkirk. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1894 in Selkirk. Son of Matthew and Christina (Anderson) Rodger of General's Bridge Lodge, Bowhill, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.
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RUSSELL, THOMAS, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1917-18.
Thomas Russell age 19 Private (44284) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
After enlisting as Private (2/5330) in a Training Battalion Thomas was posted as Private (56524) to the Highland Light Infantry but he was transferred the 1/9th Royal Scots.
Born 1899 in Shotts/Calderhead, Lanarkshire. Son of the late Duncan McKechnie Russell (died 1906) and of Jane (Brown) Russell of Shotts, Lanarkshire. He named his aunt, Miss Janet Richard of 6 High Street, Selkirk in his will.
Died of Wounds on 12 April 1918 and buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


RUTHERFORD, WALTER, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Walter Dickson Rutherford age 20 Private (7036) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was a yarn storeman at Dunsdale Mills in Selkirk when he enlisted in October 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 1895 in Selkirk. Son of David and Jessie Anderson (Thomson) Rutherford of 43 Back Row, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


RUTHVEN, WILLIAM, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914.
William Ruthven age 19 Lance Corporal (11386) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 William, aged 6, was living with his grandparents and his uncles and aunts at Carterhaugh Cottages, Selkirk. He was employed as a kennelman when he enlisted in July 1912. He was serving with the 2nd KOSB in Ireland when war was declared and he landed with the battalion at Le Havre on 15 August 1914. William fought at Mons, Le Cateau, on the Marne and the Aisne, and at La Bassee where he was killed.
Born 1894 in Bowhill, Selkirk. Son of the late Robert Ruthven (died 1895) and of Mary (McKinnon) Ruthven. Mary married James Johnston in 1905 in Castleton, Roxburghshire.
His mother Mary Johnston, uncle David Ruthven and aunts Jane Hope Ruthven and Henrietta Ruthven were named as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 14 October 1914 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
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SCOTT, ALEXANDER, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1 YEARS.
Alexander Scott age 20 Private (6735) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander enlisted in September 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he contracted dysentery and was evacuated to the University Hospital at Southampton where he died.
Born 1895 in Selkirk. Son of Mrs. Margaret Scott of 13 Halliday's Park, Selkirk.
Died on Service on 20 December 1915 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)


SCOTT, BERTRAM A., PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1914-15.
Not listed by CWGC.
Bertram Alexander Scott age 24 Private (2969) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
In 1911 Bertram was living with his parents at 6 Ashybank Terrace in Selkirk and was a clerk in a woollen factory. He enlisted in January 1915 and landed with his battalion at Le Havre in February. He became ill and was evacuated home. He was discharged from the army in May 1916 and he was awarded a Silver War Badge (41060). Bertram was a tweed cloth designer, living with his mother and sister at 40 Raeburn Place, Selkirk when he died of tuberculosis four years later in the Royal Victoria Hospital at Comely Bank in Edinburgh.
Born 1895 at Stretford in Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire.
Son of the late David Scott (died 1912) a retired architect who had practised in Manchester for many years, and of Williamina (Witherington) Scott.
Died on 7 May 1920.


SCOTT, FRANCIS, PRIVATE, SCOTTISH RIFLES, 1914-16.
Francis Scott age 21 Private (17438) 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Frank was employed in the throstles department at Forest Mills in Selkirk when he enlisted. He landed with the 10th Cameronians at Boulogne in July 1915 but was wounded in August and evacuated to hospital in Glasgow. He was at the Woodside Red Cross Hospital in Springburn in January 1916 before he was posted to the 2nd Cameronians in France.
Born 1894 in Selkirk. Son of John and Isabella (Stewart) Scott of 80 Forest Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 13 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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SCOTT, FRANCIS N., PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1918.
Francis Napier Scott age 31 Private (46032) 4th (Reserve) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Francis had represented a local manufacturing company in Berlin before becoming a commercial traveller for a Manchester based company. He travelled frequently to Central and South America and, after returning from Peru in July 1918, he enlisted in the KOSB. He was in training at Kinghorn in Fife when he contracted influenza and he died of pneumonia in the 2nd General Military Hospital in Edinburgh.
Born 1887 Selkirk. Son of Francis Napier Scott and of Marion Bruce (Lumsden) Scott of Market Place and of Dovecot Park, Selkirk. Husband of Jessie Kemp (Colledge) of Clarence Road in Manchester and of Hillside Terrace, Selkirk who he married in 1910 in Selkirk.
Died on Service on 23 November 1918 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


SCOTT, GEORGE, GUNNER, R.F.A., 1915-16.
George Cairns Scott age 24 Gunner (1436) 1st Lowland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
George was the captain of the Selkirk Cricket Club's second eleven and was a woollen warper in Gardiner's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted in May 1915. He landed with his brigade in France in October 1915 where it joined the 51st (Highland) Division. George was transferred to the Divisional Ammunition Column in May 1916 and he was attached to the 258th Brigade for training in July 1916. His battery was in action a month later when he was fatally wounded.
Born 1892 in Selkirk. Son of George and Agnes (Johnstone) Scott of 15 & 27 Chapel Street, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 8 August 1916 and buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


SCOTT, GEORGE, PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1915-16.
George Scott age 21 Private (S/8169) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
George had served his apprenticeship in the Market Place in Selkirk and was working as a grocer and living at Bank Street in Greenock when he enlisted in February 1915. He was posted to his battalion in France in April 1916.
Born 1895 in Selkirk. Son of the late William Scott (died 1906) and of Marion (Affleck) Scott of 103 Forest Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 14 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.

and his brother

SCOTT, JOHN, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1916-18
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John Scott age 32 Private (201421) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John joined his battalion in Egypt as Private (8473) in 1916 and served in Palestine.
Born 1885 in Selkirk. Son of the late William Scott (died 1906) and of Marion (Affleck) Scott of 103 Forest Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 26 February 1918 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

another brother

William Scott, formerly a piper with the Territorial 4th KOSB, was awarded a Military Medal in February 1918 as Private (2001) Lowland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He was living in Govan when he enlisted in August 1915 and went to France as Private (318411) in June 1917. William suffered gas poisoning in May 1918 and was evacuated home. He was awarded a Silver War Badge (B270025) and was demobilised in January 1919
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SCOTT, JAMES Y., PRIVATE, CAN. E.F., 1915-17.
Note: a detailed biography of James is on the Kenora Great War Project website.
James Young Scott age 35 Private (199062) 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
James served his apprenticeship as a tailor in Selkirk before he emigrated to Canada in 1905. He was employed as a packer for the Lake of the Woods Milling Company at Keewatin, Ontario when he enlisted in the 94th Battalion at Kenora in March 1916. He sailed with his battalion from Halifax, Nova Scotia in June and was posted to the 43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada) in France in August 1916. James was killed at Bellevue Spur on Passchendaele Ridge.
Born 1882 in Selkirk. Son of William and Agnes (Smith) Scott of 4 Tower Terrace, Selkirk. Husband of Margaret Roberta (Ramage) Scott of 80 Morely Avene, Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, Manitoba and of 378 Ross Avenue, Winnipeg who he married in December 1906 in Keewatin.
Missing in Action on 27 October 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial, on the Next of Kin Monument in Winnipeg, on the Keewatin Cenotaph and on the Lake of the Woods Milling Company memorial plaque.


SCOTT, JOHN, PRIVATE, GORDON H., 1915-17.
John Scott age 21 Private (S/9682) 8th/10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
John was employed in the Selkirk Co-operative Society's fish shop before he worked for a fishmonger in Peebles. He enlisted from there and joined the 8th Gordons in France in July 1915. He was wounded in July 1916 and evacuated to the Bevan Military Hospital in Sandgate, Kent. When he had recovered John rejoined the amalgamated 8th/10th Battalion.
Born 1896 in Selkirk. Son of James and Agnes (Moyes) Scott of 74 Back Row, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 10 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


SCOTT, JOHN, GUNNER, N.Z. ARTILLERY, 1916-18.
John Scott age 29 Driver (25039) 6th Battery, New Zealand Field Artillery.
John was a miner with the Westport Coal Company and was living in Burnett's Face on the west coast of the South Island when he enlisted in April 1916. He sailed from Wellington in July and landed in England in September but was held in reserve until he was posted to the Divisional Ammunition Column in France in February 1917. He was wounded in October 1917 and evacuated to the New Zealand General Hospital at Brockenhurst in Hampshire. John returned to France in March 1918 and joined the 6th Battery in September but he was killed a month later.
Born 1888 in Selkirk. Son of James and Ruth (Paterson) Scott of 23 Curror Street, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 24 October 1918 and buried in Vertigneul Churchyard, Romeries, France.
Also named on the Westport War Memorial.


SCOTT, JOHN C, LANCE-CORPORAL, SEAFORTH H., 1914-15.
John Crawford Scott age 22 Lance Corporal (S/5077) 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1892 in Selkirk. Son of Andrew and Eleanor or Ellen (Crawford) Scott of 25 Heatherlie Terrace, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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SCOTT, JOHN H., PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1917-18.
John Scott age 19 Private (44300) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was an apprentice printer at the Edina Works in Easter Road, Edinburgh when he enlisted as Private (56539) in a Training Battalion in March 1917. He was posted to the 12th Highland Light Infantry in France in March 1918 but was transferred to the Royal Scots. John was killed two weeks later.
Born 1898 in Selkirk. Son of John Heatlie Scott and of Elizabeth Forsyth (Scott) Scott of Castle Street, Selkirk and of 16 Dalgety Avenue, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 22 April 1918 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


SCOTT, JOSEPH, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1914-15.
Joseph Scott age 28 Private (2292) 1/4th Battalion (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots.
Joseph had served his apprenticeship in Kilncroft, Selkirk and was a tailor at South Bridge in Edinburgh when he enlisted.
He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1887 in Selkirk. Son of Walter and Isabella (Preston) Scott of 6 Ettrickhaugh Cottages, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 30 September 1915 and buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.


SCOTT, ROBERT, PRIVATE, CAMERON H., 1915-16.
Robert Scott age 26 Private (S/18825) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Robert joined his battalion in France in October 1915.
Born 1890 in Selkirk. Son of the late Agnes Scott (died 1899) of Forest Road, Selkirk. Brother of Euphemia Scott of Forest Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 17 August 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.

and his brother

SCOTT, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, CAMERON H., 1914-15
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William Scott age 36 Private (S/15325) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
William was living in Falkirk, Stirlingshire when he enlisted and he landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1879 at South Port, Selkirk. Son of the late Agnes Scott (died 1899) of Forest Road, Selkirk. Brother of Euphemia Scott of Forest Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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SCOTT, WALTER, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1915-17.
Walter Scott age 29 Private (22966) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was employed as a saddler with Mr Stewart in Selkirk when he enlisted.
Born 1887 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of John Beattie Scott and of Esther (Pattinson) Scott, of Ettrickhaugh Road, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 21 April 1917 and buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


SCOTT, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1915-16.
William Scott age 31 Private (16866) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
William landed in France with the 12th Royal Scots in May 1915 and at some point he was transferred to the 2nd Royal Scots.
Born 1885 in Selkirk. Son of Christina Scott of 4 Dunsdale Cottages, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 14 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


SCOTT, WILLIAM G., PRIVATE, H.L.I., 2 YEARS.
William Goodfellow Scott age 37 Private (1087) 15th Battalion (1st Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
In 1901 William, aged 21, was a draper's assistant in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. He was working as a draper in Glasgow and was living in Springburn with his wife and two children when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in November 1915.
Born 1879 in Selkirk as William Scott. Son of the late John Scott and of Isabella (Goodfellow) Scott of Selkirk. Husband of Elizabeth Aitken (Gourlay) Scott of 80 Petershill Road, Springburn, Glasgow who he married in 1905 in Kilsyth as William Goodfellow Scott.
Missing in Action on 10 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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SCREEN, GEORGE, PRIVATE, H.L.I., 1914-17.
See Tom Lang's post on page 2
George Screen age 37 Private (42826) 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
In 1902 George was a tweed finisher when he enlisted as Private (8525) to serve in the 3rd Volunteer Service Company KOSB in the South African War. He was working in the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted as Private (6937) in the 4th King's Own Scottish Borderers Reserve in 1914. About two years later he was posted to France and was transferred to the 14th HLI.
Born 1879 at Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk as Martin Screen. Son of the late Isabella (Lamb) Screen (died 1908) and of the late John Screen (died 1911) of 12 Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk. Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Dunn (Mathieson) Screen of Back Row, Selkirk and of 14 Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk who he married in 1907 in Selkirk as George Martin Screen.
Missing in Action on 24 April 1917 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.


SHANNON, JOHN, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1916.
John Shannon age 26 Private (23413) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was employed in the milling-house of the Wholesale Co-operative Society's Ettrick Tweed Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted. He had been in France for about six weeks when he was killed.
Born 1889 in Hoddom, Dumfriesshire.
Son of the late Julian (Bell) Shannon (died 1899) of Ecclefechan, Hoddom and of William Shannon. Husband of Catherine Robson (Ballantyne) of 7 Dunsdale Cottages, Selkirk who he married in 1905 in Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 3 September 1916 and buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.


SIMPSON, ROBERT, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Robert Simpson age 36 Private (7242) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a tailor and was employed at Heather Mills in Selkirk when he enlisted. 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 1879 in Selkirk as Robert Graham Simpson. Son of the late George Simpson (died 1892) and of the late Isabella (Harkness) Simpson (died 1903) of Selkirk. Husband of Isabella (Murray) Simpson of Beech Bank, Selkirk who he married in 1902 in Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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SINCLAIR, WILLIAM, GUNNER, R.F.A., 1915-17.
William Sinclair age 26 Driver (645959) 51st Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery.
William was a woollen pattern weaver at St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted. He was kicked by a mule and died in the 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station at Lijssenthoek near Ypres.
Born 1890 in Selkirk. Son of James and Mary (Gowans) Sinclair of 11 Back Feus, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 27 July 1917 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.


SMITH, ANDREW, SERGEANT, ROYAL SCOTS, 1915-18.
Andrew Smith age 21 Sergeant (351156) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Andrew was employed in the pattern room of George Roberts & Co, in Selkirk when he enlisted.
Born 1896 in Selkirk. Son of the late John Smith of Knowpark Cottages, Selkirk (died February 1918) and of Elizabeth Haig (Ingles) Smith of 14 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 31 March 1918 and buried in Toronto Cemetery, Demuin, France.


SMITH, HERBERT S., 2ND LIEUTENANT, ROYAL SCOTS, 1916-17.
Herbert Shaw Smith age 19 Second Lieutenant 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Herbert had enlisted as Private (5329) in the Royal Scots and he was commissioned in October 1916. He spent a few months in Egypt before joining the 1/9th Royal Scots in France in January 1917.
Born 1897 in Edinburgh. Son of Patrick Smith (Sheriff Substitute of Selkirkshire) and of Alice (Paterson) Smith of The Firs, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 12 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Cargilfield School memorial in Edinburgh.


SMITH, JOHN D., PRIVATE, SEAFORTH H., 1 YEARS.
John Dodds Smith age 19 Private (203057) 1/4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Born 1898 in Selkirk. Son of William and Mary Ann (Dodds) Smith of Tollhouse, Kingscroft, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 20 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
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STEELE, ANDREW C, PRIVATE, SCOTS GDS., 1914-18.
Andrew Chalmers Steele age 29 Private (17294) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
Andrew was employed as a clerk and was living at Lillybank Street, Wellhall Road in Hamilton when he enlisted as Private (4092) in the Highland Light Infantry in March 1915. He was retained to work in the Infantry Records Office in Hamilton and was promoted to Acting Sergeant in January 1916. He was discharged from this role in March 1917 and was posted as Trooper (2892) to the Household Battalion in France. This infantry unit was disbanded in early 1918 and the troops were posted to other regiments. Andrew had to have a leg amputated and he died in the 12th General Hospital in Rouen.
Born 1889 in Selkirk. Son of the late Robert Steele (died 1916) and of Grace (Chalmers) Steele of "Spring Wood," Victoria Crescent, Selkirk. Husband of Helen Fairbairn (Lockie) Steele of Victoria Crescent, Selkirk and later of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who he married in 1917 in Selkirk.
Died on Service on 9 December 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.


STEVENSON, ROBERT L., PRIVATE, R.S.F., 1914-18, M.M.
Robert Lamb Stevenson, Military Medal age 29 Private (295646) 12th (Ayr and Lanark) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Robert enlisted as Private (855) and he landed at Gallipoli with the 1/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry as dismounted troops in October 1915. They then served in Egypt and in Palestine until the regiment merged with the Ayrshire Yeomanry to form the 12th RSF on 4 January 1917. The battalion moved to France in May 1918 but he was killed four months later and Robert's award of a MM was announced in December 1918.
Born 1889 in Selkirk. Son of the late Adam Stevenson (died 1899) and of the late Elizabeth (Fitzsimmons) Stevenson (died 1915) of 95 Forest Road, Selkirk. His sister Maggie was named as his legatee.
Killed in Action on 6 September 1918 and buried in Underhill Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
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STEWART, ANDREW, GUNNER, R.G.A., 1916-17.
Andrew Stewart age 37 Gunner (95273) 12th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Andrew was a gardener at Orchard Mains in Traquair, Peebleshire when he enlisted. He was killed along with ten of his comrades when their dug-out was hit by shell-fire.
Born 1880 in Melrose, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Isabella (Stewart) Stewart (died 1909) and of the late Thomas Stewart (died 1914) of Forest Road, Selkirk. Husband of Georgina (Mark) Stewart of 80 Thistle Street, Galashiels who he married in 1906 in Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 12 July 1917 and buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial, on the Traquair Parish War Memorial and on the Peebles War Memorial.


STEWART, JAMES W. L., SERGEANT-MAJOR, K.O.S.B., 1914-16, D.C.M.
James Wilkie Leighton Stewart, Distinguished Conduct Medal age 28 Company Sergeant Major (12466) C Company, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James, as a Corporal, landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 and survived the battle of Loos in September. As acting CSM he was awarded a DCM in September 1916 For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When all his company officers had become casualties he rallied the men and displayed great coolness. On another occasion, after his officers had become casualties, though wounded early in the attack, he remained with his company till the battalion was relieved, encouraging the men throughout a heavy bombardment.
Born 1887 at Connel Ferry in Kilmore & Kilbride, Argyllshire. Son of Alexander Stewart (died 6 October 1916) and of Jane Gove (Wilkie) Stewart of 106 Mill Street, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 21 October 1916 and buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, France.

His older brother David was also awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal as Sapper (34661) D. Stewart, R.E. For conspicuous gallantry under fire on many occasions, notably when he continued the construction of a bridge until a shell burst in the middle of his party.
Born 1881 in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, he married Mary Heatlie in 1906 in New York City. He was a joiner to trade and was living with his family at Ettrickhaugh Road in Selkirk when he enlisted in March 1915. David was a Sergeant when he was demobilised in July 1919.
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STEWART, ROBERT, PRIVATE, CAN. E.F., 1915-16.
Robert Stewart age 34 Private (79551) 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
In 1891 & 1901 Robert was living with his aunts Isabella and Jane Turnbull in Chapel Street, Selkirk. He emigrated to Canada in about 1904 and was working near Wetaskiwin in Alberta when he enlisted there in November 1914. The battalion left Calgary in May 1915 and landed at Boulogne in September. Robert was killed three months later.
Born 1881 in Selkirk. Son of James and Margaret (Turnbull) Stewart of Halliday Park and of 6 Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk.
He named his aunt Jane Turnbull of Chapel Street, Selkirk as his next-of-kin.
Killed in Action on 26 December 1915 and buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium.

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STEWART,WALTER T., PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15
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Walter Turnbull Stewart age 18 Private (6478) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter 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 1897 in Selkirk. (Source: SNWM and GROS Birth Register)
Son of James and Margaret (Turnbull) Stewart of Halliday Park and of 6 Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


SWORD, ARTHUR W., PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 9 MONTHS.
Arthur Wright Sword age 20 Private (7357) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Arthur landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1895 in Midlem Village, Bowden, Roxburghshire. Son of the late William Sword (died 1902) and Agnes (Harvey) Sword of Cavers Carre, Bowden and of Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Lilliesleaf Parish War Memorial.
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TAIT, ARCHIBALD, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-17.
Archibald Tait age 23 Private (29532) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Archie was a millworker when he enlisted the Territorial 4th KOSB in February 1910. He was vanman with the Selkirk Co-Operative Society when he was mobilised in August 1914 and as Private (6396) he landed with the 1/4th KOSB at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was discharged at the end of his term of service in April 1916 but he re-enlisted and joined the 7th/8th KOSB in France.
Born 1893 in Selkirk. Son of Jacob and Alice (Baillie) Tait of South Port, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 20 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.


TAIT, DAVID B., PRIVATE, K.O.S.B.
David Ballantyne Tait age 22 Private (31454) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
David had been involved in munitions work before he enlisted in 1917.
Born 1895 in Logie, Stirlingshire. Son of Thomas Tait of "The Limes" Anderson Road, Selkirk and of Annie Louise (Pordige) Tait of "Thorndene" Gilbert Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea. Thomas, a senior partner in Messrs Tait Brother in Selkirk died in October 1918.
Killed in Action on 23 July 1918 and buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, France.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial in Selkirk.


TAIT, JOHN, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
John Tait age 20 Private (6500) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John 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 1895 in Wilton, Hawick as John Tait Scott. Son of James and Helen (Scott) Tait of Old Bridge Road and of 5 Halliday's Park, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


TAIT, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, SCOTTISH RIFLES, 1916-17.
William Tait age 19 Private (36821) 5th/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
William died in the 13th General Hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1898 in Selkirk. Son of John and Agnes (Mackison) Tait of 13 Goslaw Green, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on26 April 1918 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
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