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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

THOMSON, JAMES, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 4 YEARS.
James Thomson – age 30 – Private (45214) 1st (Garrison) Battalion, Royal Scots.
James was employed at the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted as Private (S/2837) in September 1914. He joined the 1/5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Egypt in February 1916 and served as Private (201290) until he was transferred to the Royal Scots in Alexandria in December. He moved with the battalion to Cyprus in April 1917 but returned to Alexandria due to illness and was admitted to the 19th General Hospital in March 1918. James was drowned while sailing back to Cyprus when the steamer” Kosseir” was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-51.
Born 1887 in Selkirk. Son of the late Isabella (Roberts) Thomson (died 1898) and of Robert Thomson of South Port, Selkirk.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 20 July 1918 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.


THOMSON, JAMES, GUNNER, R.G.A., 1914-17.
James Thomson – age 33 – Gunner (47682) 120th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
James was a gardener when he enlisted in September 1914. He joined his battery in May 1915 and they landed in France in March 1916. James suffered from gas poisoning and died in the 47th Casualty Clearing Station.
Born 1883 in Stenton, Caputh, Perthshire. Son of Alexander and Mary (Ponton) Thomson of 100 Ettrick Terrace, Sloethorn Bank, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 29 October 1917 and buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.


THOMSON, JOHN P.. PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1915-18.
John Porteous Thomson – age 30 – Private (273214) 17th Battalion (Rosebery) Royal Scots.
John was a well known athlete and a member of the Galashiels and Edinburgh Northern Harriers. He was employed as a warehouseman and was living at Belleview Cottages, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian when he enlisted as Private (2462) in the 1/1st Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry in October 1915. He was posted to the 5th/6th Royal Scots in France in July 1916 and was transferred to the 17th Battalion in September 1917. John died in the 62nd Casualty Clearing Station at Lijssenthoek.
Born 1888 in Selkirk. Son of the late George Thomson (died 1900) and of Agnes (Porteous) Thomson of Peatlaw View, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 8 October 1918 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial in Selkirk.
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THOMSON, THOMAS, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Thomas Thomson – age 30 – Private (6727) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a pattern weaver in Selkirk when he enlisted 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 1886 in Walkerburn, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire as Thomas Porter Watson Thomson. Son of James Park Thomson and of Jemima (Watson) Thomson of Jubilee Road, Walkerburn. Husband of Esther (Neilson) Thomson of Kilncroft, Selkirk, of Tweedside Cottages and of Concrete Buildings, Walkerburn who he married in 1910 in Walkerburn.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Walkerburn and Peebles War Memorials.


THOMSON, WILLIAM, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914-16.
William Thomson – age 19 – Private (34446) 143rd Company, Machine Gun Corps.
William was a millworker with George Roberts & Sons in Selkirk when he enlisted as Private (6518) in the Territorial 4th KOSB in March 1913. He was an apprentice baker with the Selkirk Co-operative Society when he was discharged from the KOSB to re-enlisted in the MGC in May 1916 and he joined his company in France in July but he was killed four months later.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of Alexander and Jane (Thomson) Thomson of 16 Cannon Street, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 12 November 1916 and buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, France


TROTTER, TOM, PRIVATE, ROYAL H., 1915-16.
Thought to be:
Thomas Trotter – age 22 – Private (3661) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Tom was employed at Gardiner's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted in August 1915. He joined his battalion in France in February 1916 but was killed six months later on the Somme. Tom was buried at Bazentin le Grand near Albert but his grave was lost.
Born 1894 in Cambusbarron, St Ninians, Stirlingshire. Son of William Allan Trotter and of Jessie (Cochrane) Trotter of 2a Curror Street, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 23 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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TUGWELL, GEOFFREY A., CAPTAIN, YORKSHIRES, 1914-17.
Geoffrey Arnold Tugwell – age 24 – Captain, 1/4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. (Green Howards)
Geoffrey was educated at Eastman's School at Southsea in Hampshire and at Lancing College in West Sussex until December 1909. He was a member of the Officer Training Corps for three years. On leaving school he travelled in France and Germany to study languages there. Geoffrey trained at the South of Scotland Technical College in Galashiels and had worked in the designing department of the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk before he gained a commission in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in April 1915 but at the end of the month he was wounded and evacuated to hospital in Newbury, Berkshire. It was February 1916 before he could rejoin his battalion but he was wounded again at Martinpuich on the Somme in September and again evacuated home. He returned to France and was promoted to Captain while in command of a company in March 1917 but he was killed a month later.
Born 1893 in Scarborough, Yorkshire. Son of Frank Alfred and Louisa Annie (Backhouse) Tugwell of 40 Esplanade, Scarborough.
Missing in Action on 23 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour and on the Lancing College memorial.


TURNBULL, GEORGE, SERGEANT, AUS. E.F., 1914-15.
George Turnbull – age 28 – Private (397) 14th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
George was employed at the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk for seven years before he emigrated to Australia in 1911. He had previously served with the Volunteers and the Territorial 4th KOSB. He was employed on a farm at Macedon, Victoria when he enlisted in September 1914 and he sailed from Melbourne in December. George landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in April 1916 but he was killed three weeks later.
Born 1887 in Selkirk. Son of Alexander and Mary (Collins) Turnbull of Back Row, Selkirk and of Leithen Mill Lodge, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Killed in Action on 12 May 1915 and buried in Courtney's And Steel's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial 56) Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Innerleithen and the Peebles War Memorials.

Courtney's Post, towards the northern end of the original Anzac line, was named from Lieut-Colonel R E Courtney who brought the 14th Australian Infantry Battalion to it on 27 April 1915. Steel's Post was next to it on the south-west and was named from Major T H Steel, 14th Battalion.


and his brother

TURNBULL, JAMES, LANCE-CORPORAL, ROYAL SCOTS, 1914-15
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James Turnbull – age 23 – Lance Corporal (7158) 1/8th Battalion, Royal Scots.
James was employed in the Tweedvale Mills in Walkerburn, Peebleshire when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in November 1914. James was killed by a sniper and he was buried behind the lines but his grave was lost.
Born 1891 in Selkirk. Son of Alexander and Mary (Collins) Turnbull of Back Row, Selkirk and of Leithen Mill Lodge, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Killed in Action on 17 March 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Innerleithen and the Peebles War Memorials.


TURNBULL, PETER, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1915-17.
Peter Turnbull – age 34 – Private (201276) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Peter had served his apprenticeship as a blacksmith in Selkirk. He joined his battalion as Private (8286) in Egypt and served in Palestine where he was wounded in June 1917. He was evacuated to the 31st General Hospital in Port Said where he died.
Born 1883 in Selkirk. Son of Richard and Sophia (Binnie) Turnbull of 4a Bleachfield Road and of 48 Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 9 July 1917 and buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

and his brother

TURNBULL, THOMAS G., LANCE-CORPORAL, LONDON P.O. RIFLES, 1915
.
Thomas George Turnbull – age 22 – Lance Corporal (3756) 1/8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
Thomas had worked on the post-office staff in Selkirk before being a postman in Burntisland in Fife for three years. He enlisted from there and joined his battalion in France in October 1915.
Born 1894 in Selkirk. Son of Richard and Sophia (Binnie) Turnbull of 4a Bleachfield Road and of 48 Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 7 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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Three sons of Bertram and Joan (Nichol) Tyson of High Street, of 26 Anderson Road and of 16 South Port, Selkirk.

TYSON, BERTRAM, PRIVATE, H.L.I. , 1917-18.
Bertram Tyson – age 21 – Private (42240) 16th Battalion (2nd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
Bertram was posted as Private (8407) to the KOSB in France and was transferred to the HLI.
Born 1895 in Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 27 November 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


TYSON, JAMES A., PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1917-18.
James Andrew Tyson – age 19 – Private (S/43173) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
James was a gardener employed by a seedsman in Selkirk when he enlisted in May 1916. He joined his battalion in France in February 1917 but he was killed two months later.
Born 1898 in Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 23 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


TYSON, JOHN, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
John Tyson – age 29 – Private (6983) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a millworker 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 1885 in 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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VEITCH, ADAM, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1914-16.
Adam Veitch – age 17 – Private (1869) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
Adam was employed by the North British Rubber Company at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh when he enlisted in the Territorial 6th Royal Scots in June 1914. He was posted to the 1/6th Royal Scots and landed at Alexandria in Egypt in February 1916 but he contracted dysentery in April and was admitted to the 21st General Hospital. His battalion moved to France in May and Adam followed in June but he was transferred to the 16th Royal Scots in July and he was killed two weeks later.
Born 1899 in Selkirk as Adam Alexander Veitch Brunton.
Son of Alexander Brunton of Innerleithen, Peeblesshire and of Isabella Helen Veitch of Cannon Street, Selkirk and of 31 Watson Crescent, Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 1 August 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


WADDELL, WALTER, SERGEANT, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Walter Waddell – age 32 – Sergeant (6980) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was employed at Forest Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted in August 1914. He had previously served for 7 years as Private (7053) with the KOSB including during the South African War in 1901/2 where he was wounded. He was promoted to Sergeant in December 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1881 in Selkirk as Walter Brown Waddell. Son of Elizabeth Waddell.
In 1891 he was living with his grandparents John and Margaret Waddell at Cannon Street, Selkirk. He was the nephew of the late Isabella (Waddell) Hogg (died 1899) and of John Angus Hogg of 2 Beechbank, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


WAITE, JOHN, SERGEANT, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
John Waite – age 24 – Sergeant (6464) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 John was living with his uncle William Waite and was with him at Forest Road 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 December 1890 at Broadmeadows, Selkirk as John Wait. Son of Margaret Wait.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


WALKER, JOSEPH R., PRIVATE, GORDON H., 1915-17.
Joseph Romanes Walker – age 18 – Private (S/14041) 1/6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Joseph enlisted in the 4th King's Own Scottish Borderers Reserve in February 1915. He was posted to the Gordons in France.
Born 1899 in Selkirk. Son of the late Josephine (Romanes) Walker (died 1908) and of Jeffrey Walker of 10 Dunsdale Cottages, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 16 May 1917 and buried in Roeux British Cemetery, France.


WALKER, ROBERT, LANCE-CORPORAL, A. & S.H., 1916.
Robert Walker – age 29 – Lance Corporal (S/11922) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert was employed by McCaig & Co. Wool Merchants in Galashiels, Selkirkshire when he enlisted.
Born 1888 in Selkirk. Son of Robert and Margaret (Ballantyne) Walker of Currer Street, Selkirk. Husband of Agnes Jane (Robertson) Walker of 49 Island Street, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 23 December 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.
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Three sons of Frederick William and Polly (Shelton) Wallis of 10 Raeburn Place, Selkirk.
In 1891 the family were in Morley in Yorkshire, by 1901 they were in Navan in County Meath, Ireland and by 1911 were in Selkirk.


WALLIS, BEN S., PRIVATE, R.A.S.C.
Ben's name was added to the CWGC Debt of Honour Register on 5 November 2021.
Ben Shelton Wallis – age 34 – Private (461716) Labour Corps.
Ben was serving at the Cornton Camp in Bridge of Allan near Stirling when he was stuck by a train on the Caledonian Railway line. He died in the Stirling Infirmary.
Born 1885 in Potternewton, Leeds, Yorkshire.
Died on Service on 15 July 1919.
Burial place not known.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial in Selkirk.


WALLIS, JAMES E., PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1918.
James Edward Wallis – age 30 – Private (35232) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was employed in the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk and was a prominent player with the Selkirk Rugby and Cricket Clubs.
Born 1888 in Potternewton, Leeds, Yorkshire.
Husband of Bessie Cowan (Carruthers) Wallis of 15 Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk who he married in 1909 in Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 4 October 1918 and buried in Proville British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial in Selkirk and on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.


WALLIS, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
William Wallis – age 26 – Private (6726) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a millworker when he enlisted August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He suffered wounds from an exploding bomb and after treatment at the 17th Stationary Hospital at Cape Helles he was evacuated to the 21st General Hospital in Alexandria where he died a week later.
Born 1889 in Morley, Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
Husband of Marion (Scott) Wallis of 51 Curror Street, Selkirk who he married in 1911 in Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 18 December 1915 and buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial in Selkirk and on the Ettrick Forest Bowling Club memorial.

Another brother, Frederick Donald Wallis, Private (6507 & 200390) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, KOSB landed at Gallipoli in June 1915 and was taken prisoner by the Turks. He was eventually demobilised in February 1919 and he registered Ben's death at Stirling.


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WALLS, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
William Walls – age 34 – Private (6737) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a millworker when he enlisted September 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 1881 in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. Son of Janet Walls. Husband of Betsy (Rae) of 12 Ettrick Road, Selkirk who he married in 1907 in Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


WATSON, ADAM, PRIVATE, ROYAL H., 1914.
Adam Watson – age 35 – Private (7820) 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Adam had enlisted in May 1900 and served in India, and was also through the South African War. He was called up as a reservist on the outbreak of the war and he landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 13 August 1914, one of the first British formations to move to France.
Born 1879 in Selkirk. Son of Adam and Catherine (Russell) Watson of 37 High Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 31 October 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


WATSON, ANDREW D., PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Note: served as Andrew Dalgleish.
Andrew Watson – age 19 – Private (6491) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew 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 1897 at Ettrick Bridge, Kirkhope, Selkirk as Andrew Robert Dalgleish. Son of Ellen Murray (Dalgleish) Watson of 4 South Port, Selkirk and step-son of John Watson.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


WATSON, JAMES G., PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1914-16.
James Gordon Watson – age 27 – Private (S/3624) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
James was a dyer in Selkirk when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1888 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of Thomas and Catherine (Gordon) Watson of "Crawford Bank" 10 Glebe Terrace, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 6 May 1916 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France.


WATSON, JOHN, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1916-18.
John Watson – age 29 – Private (335319) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was the head warehouseman with Ballantyne Bros. at Innerleithen, Peeblesshire when he enlisted. He went to France in January 1917 and was wounded in September.
Born 1889 in Innerleithen, Peeblesshire. Son of Thomas and Margaret (Grainger) Watson of Castle Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
Also named on the Innerleithen and the Peebles War Memorials.
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WEIR, ROBERT, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Robert Weir – age 25 – Private (6558) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a textile designer with Gibson & Lumgair at the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk and he was living at Ashybank in Selkirk when he enlisted in the Territorial 4th KOSB in June 1913. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born December 1890 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of George and Janet Agnes (Sanderson) Weir of 272 Galapark Road, Galashiels.
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, on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial and on the Galashiels War Memorial.


WELSH, JAMES, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1915-17.
James Hunter Welsh – age 27 – Private (201222) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James enlisted as Private (8215) and joined his battalion in Egypt in 1916. He served in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1891 in Selkirk. Son of John and Alison (Hunter) Welsh of 29 Castle Street, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.


WHILLANS, THOMAS W., PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1917-18.
Thomas Wood Whillans – age 34 – Private (201509) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was employed at the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted. He died as the result of gas poisoning in the 54th (London) General Hospital at Wimereux.
Born 1885 in Maryport, Cumberland. Son of the late Elizabeth (Wood) Whillans (died 1901) and of John Stevenson Whillans of Wilton Dean, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Husband of Betsy Green (Gray) Whillans of 32 Curror Street, Selkirk who he married in 1904 in Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 17 April 1918 and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France
Also named on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour, and on the Hawick Roll of Honour together with his elder brother James, Private (16185) and a younger brother George, Lance Corporal (14980) both of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
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WHITE, GIDEON, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1915-16.
Gideon White – age 39 – Private (20756) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Gideon enlisted in July 1915. He died of disease in the 12th Stationary Hospital in St. Pol.
Born 1877 in Selkirk. The birth was also registered in Edinburgh where his father was domiciled at Leith Walk.
Son of the late Alexander White of Edinburgh and of Jane (Elliot) White of Sloethornbank, Selkirk. Husband of Mary Ann (Mason) White who he married in 1900 in Tynemouth, Northumberland.
Died on Active Service on 11 October 1916 and buried in St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


WILKIE, JOHN, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1916-17.
John Wilkie – age ?? – Private (24356) Royal Scots transferred as Private (2845) 5th Company, Labour Corps.
He died of disease in the 12th Stationary Hospital in St. Pol.
Born Stow, Midlothian. (Source: SNWM but I cannot trace)
Son of ???? Brother of Mrs. Isabella Peill of 4 Mitchells' Close, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 3 June 1917 and buried in St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


WILSON, JOHN, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B.
John Wilson – age 34 – Private (4501) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John had served in the Cameron Highlanders during the South African War and he was employed in Selkirk when he enlisted at the outbreak of war. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was fatally wounded during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1881 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Helen (Daykins) Wilson (died 1888) and of Thomas Wilson of Drumlanrig Place, Hawick; and step-son of Jessie (McHolm) Wilson who married Thomas in 1889 in Wilton, Hawick. Husband of Annie Douglas (Hardie) Wilson of Halliday's Park, Selkirk who he married in 1910 in Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 15 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Hawick Roll of Honour together with his brothers Thomas, Sapper (171075) Royal Engineers and William, Private (225980) Cameron Highlanders.
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WILTON, DAVID, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1915-18.
David Wilton – age 22 – Private (201035) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
By 1911 David and his sister Maggie had come to live with their aunt and uncle in Selkirk. He enlisted in June 1915 and as Private (7861) he joined his battalion at Gallipoli in October 1915. The battalion later served in Egypt and in Palestine before it moved to France in April 1918. David died of pneumonia in the Whitecross Auxiliary Hospital, part of the Lord Derby War Hospital at Warrington in Cheshire.
Born 1896 in Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. Son of James Wilton (died 1906) and of Margaret (Nicholson) Wilton. Nephew of William and Janet (Nicholson) Gibbons of 77 Forest Road, Selkirk.
Died on Service on 1 November 1918 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)


WOOD, JOHN W., PRIVATE, S. LANCS., 1915-17.
John William Wood – age 36 – Private (36901) 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment.
John moved to Glasgow in about 1901 and trained as a cabinet maker. He moved to Barnsley in Yorkshire in about 1908 and by 1911 he was a woodworking machinist living with his wife at 6 Blenheim Grove, Barnsley, Yorkshire. He joined the 9th Battalion of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry as Private (24644) in France in 1916 but fractured his foot and spent 11 months in hospital before being posted to the 6th South Lancs in Mesopotamia in April 1917. John suffered heat stroke and died of heart failure.
Born 1881 in Selkirk. Son of Philip Henry Wood and of Janet (Leithead) Wood of Victoria Crescent, Selkirk. Husband of Margaretta (Hodge) Wood of Barnsley who he married in 1907 in Cathcart, Glasgow.
Died on Active Service on 17 July 1917. and buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial in Selkirk and on the Barnsley Roll of Honour.


WYSE, ROBERT, PRIVATE, R.A.F., 1914-17.
Robert William Wyse – age 33 – Air Mechanic 3rd Class (93334) 55th Kite Balloon Section, Royal Flying Corps.
Robert had served his apprenticeship with George Robert & Co. at Forest Mill, Selkirk before he became a compositor with the Jedburgh Gazette, living at Castlegate in Jedburgh. He enlisted there in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in September 1914 and was posted as Private (16057) to the 10th Scottish Rifles but he was discharged in December as “unlikely to become an efficient soldier”. However he re-enlisted in the RFC in December 1915 but he was drowned when the Troopship “Osmanieh” struck a mine laid by the German Submarine UC-34 at the entrance to Alexandria Harbour, Egypt.
Born 1885 in Selkirk. Son of William George Wyse and of Catherine Deas (Robb) Wyse of Glebe Terrace and of 13 Hill Street, Selkirk.
Killed by Enemy Action/ Lost at Sea on 31 December 1917 and named on the Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.
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YEOMANS, LEONARD, PRIVATE, GRENADIER GDS., 10 MONTHS.
Leonard Yeomans – age 27 – Private (24538) 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards.
In 1911 Leonard was one of a team of gardeners on the Drumpellier Estate near Coatbridge, Lanarkshire but he was in the Selkirk area when he enlisted in November 1915.
Born 1889 in Trysull, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Son of George and Ann (Baxter) Yeomans of Trysull.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1916 and buried in Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial in Selkirk and on the Trysull memorial plaque within Trysull All Saints' Church.


YOUNG, HENRY, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1916-18.
Henry Young – age 34 – Private (201424) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Henry was a warper at St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted in March 1916. As Private (8478) he was on his way to join his battalion in Egypt when the Troopship “Ivernia” was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-47 on 1 January 1917. He and the other survivors were landed at Suda Bay on Crete before continuing their journey. Henry served in Palestine where he was wounded before the battalion moved to France in April 1918.
Born 1883 in Selkirk. Son of the late Jessie (Millar) Young (died 1907) and of the late Robert Young (died 1911) of 13 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk. Brother of Stewart Young of 41 Raeburn Place, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 1 September 1918 and named on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
Also named on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.


YOUNG, JOHN H., PRIVATE, AUS. E.F., 1916-17.
John Hume Young – age 42 – Private (2760) 51st Battalion, Australian Infantry.
John worked with his father before emigrating to Australia in 1910. He had served in the Territorial 4th KOSB for five years. He was employed as a painter in Maylands, Western Australia when he enlisted in Perth in June 1916 and he sailed from Freemantle in October. He arrived in Plymouth in December and joined his battalion in France in January 1917 but he was killed six days later. John was buried near Flers but was re-interred in 1919.
Born 1874 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. [Ladhope] Son of John and Mary Ann (Anderson) Young of Philiphaugh Nursery, Selkirk. Husband of Harriet Thripland (Yule) Young of York Street, Maylands, Western Australia and of 10 Mavisbank, Selkirk who he married in 1910 in Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 28 January 1917 and buried in Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France.
Also named on the Maylands War Memorial.


and his brother-in-law

YULE, CHARLES, CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914-15
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Charles Yule – age 23 – Corporal (6668) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles was a spinner at Yarrow Mill in Selkirk when he re-enlisted in the Territorial 4th KOSB in May 1914. He had previously served in the Volunteers and in the 4th KOSB until 1909. He was promoted to Corporal in May 1915 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1890 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of Charlotte (Yule) Amos and step-son of Walter Rutherford Amos of 4a Curror Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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WW2 1939 - 1945.

Names, ranks and service on the first line of each entry are as they appear on the memorial.
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ALEXANDER F. ADAMSON, LDG. STOKER. R.N.
Alexander Foster Adamson – age 24 – Leading Stoker (C/KX 105391) H.M.S. Curacoa, Royal Navy.
Sandy was a forward with the Selkirk Football Club at Ettrick Park before he joined the navy.
The “Curacoa” was selected for conversion to an Anti-Aircraft Cruiser in 1939 and gave distinguished service during the Norwegian campaign in 1940. In September 1942 she was transferred to Western Approaches Command and joined Irish Sea Escort Force for convoy defence, based at Belfast, but on 2 October she was rammed and sunk by the RMS Queen Mary, carrying 15,000 American troops, on her final stage to the Clyde.
Born 1918 in Ormiston, East Lothian. Son of Robert Hay Adamson, former stationmaster at Selkirk, and of Margaret Brown (Greenshields) Adamson.
Died on Active Service/Lost at sea on 2 October 1942 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.


GEORGE ANDERSON, A.B. R.N.
George Anderson – age 33 – Able Seaman (C/JX 270127) H.M. Motor Torpedo Boat 255, Royal Navy.
George was a weaver at St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk when he joined the navy in 1940. He served for some time in Trinidad but he was killed during a fire and explosion on MTB 255 in Ostend harbour, Belgium.
Born 1911 in Selkirk. Son of the late Janet Thomson Forest (Todd) Anderson (died 1939) and of Thomas Gardner Anderson of 12 Green Terrace, Selkirk.
Husband of Margaret Jeffrey (Stein) Anderson of Goslaw Green, Selkirk who he married in 1937 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Died on Active Service on 14 February 1945 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.


WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, CHIEF RADIO OFFICER. M.N.
William Armstrong – age 42 – Radio Officer, S.S. Delilian (Liverpool) Merchant Navy.
William went to sea in 1919 and had circumnavigated the world five times. He was in Australia when war broke out and was in Ceylon when the Japanese bombed Trincomalee. He died suddenly at St. John in New Brunswick, Canada.
Born 1901 in Selkirk. Son of the late Robert Armstrong (died 1925) and Barbara Foster (Holliday) Armstrong (died 1912) formerly of Linglie Road, Selkirk. Husband of Georgina (Patterson) Armstrong of 36 Raeburn Place, Selkirk who he married in 1935 in Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 22 January 1944 and buried in Saint John (Fernhill) Cemetery, Canada.

His brother James Armstrong, Military Cross, age 36, Lieutenant, Royal Indian Marine was reported Missing in Action on 28 March 1917 in Mesopotamia.
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ROBERT BEATTIE, ENGINEERING OFFICER. M.N.
Robert Beattie – age 29 – Second Engineer Officer, S.S. Saganaga (Leith) Merchant Navy.
Robert had played rugby with Selkirk and was working in South America when war broke out. He returned home and joined the Merchant Navy. He had been in the town in May 1942 on “survivors leave” after his previous ship had been sunk. The “Saganaga” was at anchor in Wabana Roads, Conception Bay in Newfoundland when she and another ship were torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-513.
Born 1913 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Son of Walter and Christina Beattie. Husband of Janet Hyslop (Riddell or Wallace) Beattie of 18 Ettrick Terrace, Hawick, Roxburghshire who he married in 1941 in Hawick.
Killed by Enemy Action/Lost at Sea on 5 September 1942 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.


JOHN BEATTIE, GUNNER. R.A.
John Beattie – age 27 – Gunner (1571824) 495 Battery, 77 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Jock was a baker's vanman in the Melrose area before he enlisted. He died in hospital in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.
77 S/L Regiment was formed in August 1940 and was posted to Swansea.
Born 1913 in Selkirk. Son of Robert and Helen (Symington) Beattie of Kirk Wynd, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 5 December 1940 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


JAMES BELL, A.B. R.N.
James Bell – age 17 – Boy Telegraphist (P/JX 157313) H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy.
In April and May 1940 the aircraft carriers “Ark Royal”, “Furious” and “Glorious” had been providing air cover to military operations in Norway. On 8 June “Glorious” and two escorting destroyers were returning to Scapa Flow when they were attacked and sunk by the German battleships “Gneisenau” and “Scharnhorst”.
Born 1923 in Selkirk. Son of James and Mary Bell.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 8 June 1940 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
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ROBERT E. BENNETT, O.S. R.N.
Robert Elder Bennett – age 19 – Ordinary Seaman (LT/JX 375025) H.M. Trawler Orfasy, Royal Naval Patrol Service.
Robert had served in the Home Guard before he joined the navy. The “Orfasy” was escorting the Royal Fleet Auxiliary “Litiopa” off the coast of Monrovia, West Africa when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-68. The U-boat later sank the “Litiopa” with gunfire.
Born 1923 in Selkirk. Son of Colin Elder Bennett and Jane (Patterson) Bennett of 23 Heatherlie Park, Selkirk.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 22 October 1943 and named on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk.


ROBERT S. BRODIE, JUNIOR ENGINEERING OFFICER, M.N.
Robert Steele Brodie – age 20 – Junior Engineer Officer, S.S. Orcades (London) Merchant Navy.
The troopship “Orcades” sailing unescorted from Cape Town to Liverpool was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-172 a day after she had left port. She carried a complement of 290 crew members, 36 gunners and 741 passengers (mostly service personnel returning to the UK) of which 45 persons were lost.
Born 1921 in Selkirk. Son of Alexander Johnson Brodie and of Sophia Anderson (Steele) Brodie, of 12 Thornefield Avenue, Selkirk.
Killed by Enemy Action/Lost at Sea on 10 October 1942 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.


W. RENWICK BROWNLEE, L/CPL. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS.
Walter Renwick Brownlee – age 24 – Lance Corporal (3191704) 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
Renwick enlisted in the King's Own Scottish Borderers and was posted to the 5th Camerons. The 51st (Highland) Division attacked the Wadi Akarit and Roumana Ridge in Tunisia on 6 April 1943. The 5th Camerons, on the left of the Ridge, were very heavily engaged but held their ground against heavy counter attack.
Born 1919 in Selkirk.
Son of James and Dora Matilda (Thomson) Brownlee of 54 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 6 April 1943 and buried in Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia.
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