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Name: THOMSON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6727
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Bn
Date of Death: 12/7/1915
Age: 30
Additional Information: Son of James and Jemima Thomson; husband of Esther Thomson, of Concrete Buildings, Walterburn, Peeblesshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 85 to 93 or 220 to 222
Memorial: Helles Memorial

Also named on Walkerburn and Peebles War Memorials.
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Named on the Jedburgh War Memorial as:

CASSIE, JAS. PTE. SC. GDS.
James Cassie – age 24 – Private (11639) Scots Guards.
James had been a constable in the Roxburghshire Constabulary since August 1911 and for some time was based in Jedburgh. He was granted permission to enlist in October 1914 and was in training at Caterham, Godstone in Surrey when he became ill and died.
Born 1890 in Legerwood, Berwickshire. Son of John and Mary (Henderson) Cassie of 72 Forest Road, Selkirk.
Died on Service on 25 January 1915 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)
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Name: CASSIE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Age: 24
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Service No: 11639
Additional information: Son of John Cassie, of 72, Forest Rd., Selkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 315.

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LAUDER, JOHN

Service Number 292245

Died 28/04/1917

Aged 20

8th Bn. Canadian Infantry

Son of William and Marie Lauder, of Cypress River, Manitoba.

His brother, Robert Gill Lauder, enlisted the same day as John and was wounded at Passchendaele in November 1917.
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https://digital.nls.uk/rolls-of-honour/archive/100575885

Roll of honour of 1296 men from the burgh and parish of Selkirk who served in the navy or army during the Great War
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The first lines of the following are taken from the Selkirk Roll of Honour.

AITCHISON, GEORGE, PRIVATE, R.A.S.C, 1914-16.
George Aitchison – age 27 – Driver (T2/14411) Army Service Corps.
George was a baker in Stow, Midlothian when he enlisted. He landed in France in August 1915. Two years later he was kicked by a horse and was evacuated to the King George's Hospital in Lambeth, London where he died.
Born 1890 at Blackadder Mount, Edrom, Berwickshire. Son of the late Mary (Henderson) Aitchison (died 1900) and of Thomas Aitchison and step-son of Janet (Sheil) Aitchison of 17 Chapel Street, Selkirk who had married in 1902 in Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire.
Died on Service on 1 November 1917 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Stow Parish War Memorial.


ALEXANDER, THOMAS M. LIEUTENANT, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Thomas Mitchell Alexander – age 29 – Lieutenant, 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Selkirk High School before studying Law at Edinburgh University. He served his articles as a solicitor in Edinburgh and then joined the family law firm. After the death of his father he took over several of his responsibilities including Clerk to the Yarrow School Board.
He was commissioned in the Territorial 4th KOSB in May 1910 and was promoted in January 1913. Thomas 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 1885 in Selkirk. Son of the late Charles Alexander (died 1911) and of Charlotte Anne Thyne (Mitchell) Alexander of Upland, Ettrick Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial, on the Yarrow Parish War Memorial, on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus and on the Old College memorial and the Roll of the Fallen at Edinburgh University.


ANDERSON, JOHN, PRIVATE, SCOTTISH RIFLES, 1917-18.
John Anderson – age 19 – Private (50014) 5th/6th Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was a farm worker when he enlisted as Private (31820) in the Scottish Rifles in February 1917. He was posted to the Royal Scots in France in February 1918 and joined his battalion on 5 March but he was killed a month later.
Born 1899 at Whitmuir, Selkirk as John Gage Boyd Anderson. Son of Andrew and Anna Maria (Robertson) Anderson of 4 Roxburgh Place, Galashiels and of Garnescleuch, Ettrick, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 8 April 1918 and buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France.
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ANDERSON, JOHN F. PRIVATE, R.A.S.C, 1914-18.
John Forrest Anderson – age 25 – Private (M2/016650) 3rd Cavalry Division Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps.
John had served his apprenticeship in Selkirk and was an ironmonger when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed at Ostend in Belgium with the 3rd Cavalry Division Supply Column in October 1914 and served on the Western Front throughout the war. John died of influenza and pneumonia in the 4th General Hospital in Camiers.
Born 1893 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Son of the late Margaret Hamilton (Forrest) Anderson (died 1916) and of William Anderson of The Hangingshaw, Yarrowford and of 37a Curror Street, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 31 October 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Parish War Memorial, on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus.


ARMSTRONG, JAMES, LIEUTENANT, R. IND. MARINE, 1916-17, M.C.
James Armstrong, Military Cross – age 36 – Lieutenant, Royal Indian Marine.
In 1901 James, aged 20, was with his parents at Fairnalee Farm, Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire as an apprentice in the Merchant Marine and in November 1902 he obtained his Second Mate Certificate. He was with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company of Rangoon, Burma when war broke out. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, Inland Waterway Transport in October 1916. He commanded the river steamer H.M.I. Sikkim which was used as a hospital ship on the River Tigris in Mesopotamia. James was Mentioned in Despatches and was awarded a M.C. in 1917 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout the operations. He has navigated his ship at high speed, night and day, in all weathers. He has at all times set a magnificent example of courage and resource.” James was initially thought to have been wounded and a prisoner of the Turks but was later reported to have been killed in action.
Born 1881 at Nichol Forest, Kirkandrews, Longtown, Cumberland. Son of Robert and Barbara Foster (Holliday) Armstrong of Linglie Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 28 March 1917 and named on the Bombay (St. Thomas) Cathedral Memorial, Mumbai, India
His brother Chief Radio Officer William Armstrong, S.S. Delilian was killed on 22 January 1944.
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ARMSTRONG, ROBERT M. LANCE-CORPORAL, A. & S.H., 2 YEARS.
Robert McVittie Armstrong – age 29 – Lance Corporal (S/15007) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert died in the 36th Casualty Clearing Station at Zuydcoote near Dunkirk.
Born 1888 in Westruther, Berwickshire. Son of the late John Armstrong of Oakwood, Ettrick, Selkirkshire and of Agnes (Brotherston) Armstrong of Templehall Cottage, Midlem, Selkirk and of 71 High Street, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 7 November 1917 and buried in Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Lilliesleaf Parish War Memorial on the Bowden Parish Church memorial, both in Roxburghshire.


BALLANTYNE, GEORGE L. PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1915-17.
George Laidlaw Ballantyne – age 21 – Private (S/14984) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
“Tot” was an apprentice plumber in Selkirk when he enlisted.
Born 1896 in Selkirk. Son of Thomas and Mary (Rae) Ballantyne, of 13 Victoria Crescent, Selkirk and of 221 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1917 and buried in Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.

and his brother

BALLANTYNE, ROBERT, C.Q.M.S., K.O.S.B., 1914-16
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Robert McHallam Ballantyne – age 26 – Company Quartermaster Sergeant (9806) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had been in the army for over 9 years and in 1911 he was with the 1st KOSB in India. In August 1914 they were at Lucknow and they moved to Egypt in November before returning to England in December, The battalion sailed again in March 1915 and landed at Cape Helles on Gallipoli in April. Robert was wounded there before the battalion was evacuated from Gallipoli in January 1916 and in March they arrived at Marseilles for service in France.
Born 1890 in Selkirk. Son of Thomas and Mary (Rae) Ballantyne, of 13 Victoria Crescent, Selkirk and of 221 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 21 August 1916 and buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.
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BALLANTYNE, JOHN, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
John Ballantyne – age 21 – Private (6494) 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 1894 in Selkirk. Son of James and Agnes (Fairbairn) Ballantyne of Mavis Bank, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


BALLARD, CHARLES N. B. LIEUT. -COLONEL, R.F.A., 1914-15.
Charles Naesmyth Bruere Ballard – age 46 – Lieutenant Colonel, 15th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Charles was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy in February 1888. He was promoted to Captain in 1898 and to Major in South Africa while second in command of Bethune's Mounted Rifles in November 1900 and confirmed in the rank of Major in March 1904. He landed in France with his brigade in August 1914 but became ill and was advised to have an operation. Charles died of post-operative complications in the 7th Stationary Hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1869 in India. Son of the late George Alexander Ballard, formerly of the Madras Civil Service (died 1892 in Selkirk) and of Julia Mary (Anderson) Ballard of Philipburn, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 11 February 1915 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on an individual memorial in Selkirk St. John's Episcopal Church and on the church memorial.


BALLOCH, GEORGE H. GUNNER, R.F.A., 1914-16.
Note: CWGC and military records have his name as BALLOCK.
George Harper Balloch – age 24 – Gunner (94716) “C” Battery, 46th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
In 1911 George, aged 18 was a houseboy at 78 Brook Street, Mayfair, London and was an under-butler when he enlisted at Maidstone in Kent. He landed with his Battery in France in May 1915 as Bombardier but later he reverted to Gunner.
Born 1893 in Selkirk. Son of Archibald and Mary Jane (Harper) Balloch of St. Boswells, Roxburghshire, of Park Cottage, Tait's Hill, Selkirk and of 115 Forest Road, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 11 November 1917 and buried in La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the St. Boswells Parish War Memorial.
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BAPTIE, ALEXANDER, PRIVATE, AUS. E.F., 1914-15.
Alexander Baptie – age 24 – Private (1304) 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry.
Alexander emigrated to Australia in 1911 and previously had 3 years of service with the Territorial 4th KOSB. He was employed as a labourer at Walwa, on the New South Wales/Victoria border when he enlisted at Liverpool, NSW in December 1914. He sailed from Sydney in February 1915 and joined his battalion at Gallipoli.
Born 1890 in Selkirk. Son of the late Alexander Baptie of Bridge Street, Selkirk (died 1895) and of Janet (Gray) Baptie of Cannon Street, Selkirk,
Missing in Action between 1 and 5 May 1915 and named on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


BATEMAN, THOMAS S. CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Thomas Stewart Bateman – age 28 – Corporal (12490) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Thomas was employed as a yarn storeman at Forest Mill in Selkirk when he emigrated to Australia with Alexander Baptie (see above) in June 1911. Thomas returned in November 1912. He enlisted in September 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle at Loos.
Born 1887 in Selkirk. Son of the late John Bateman (died 1914) and of Joan (Stewart) Bateman of 2 West Port, Selkirk. Husband of Euphemia Fletcher (Thom) Bateman of Bridge Street, Selkirk who he married in 1910 in Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


BATHGATE, JOHN, PRIVATE, ROYAL H., 1914-15.
John Bathgate – age 34 – Private (3/4158) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
John had served with the 2nd Black Watch in the South African War and then served in India for five years before he left the army and moved to Canada. He returned to the UK in October 1914 and rejoined his regiment in France in November.
Born 1881 in Selkirk as John Robson Bathgate. Son of the late Jessie Robson Bathgate (died 1910) and of the late George Bathgate of Hartwoodburn, Selkirk (died 1914)
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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BELL, DAVID, SERGEANT, CAN. E.F., 1914-18, M.M.
David Brown Bell, Military Medal and Bar – age 31 – Sergeant (59053) 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
In 1901 David and two of his sisters were living with their aunt in Selkirk and by 1911 he had emigrated to Canada. He was an electric crane operator when he enlisted at Kingston, Ontario in November 1914 and he sailed with his battalion from Montreal in May 1915, landing in France in September. David was awarded a MM in December 1916, was promoted to Corporal in October 1917, awarded a second MM in April 1918 and promoted to Sergeant in August 1918.
Born 1887 in Galashiels. [Ladhope] as David Bell. Son of the late George Bell (died 1898) and of the late Mary (Brown) Bell (died 1894) formerly of Galashiels. Husband of Annie Boyd (Nelson) Bell of John Street, Port Hope, Ontario who he married in 1912 in Ontario.
Killed in Action on 27 August 1918 and buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Port Hope War Memorial.


BELL, JOHN, LANCE-CORPORAL, R.S.F., 1916-17.
John Bell – age 29 – Lance Corporal (18557) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Born c.1888 in Douglas, Cork, Ireland. Son of the late Agnes (Bell) Bell (died 1914) and of John Bell of 92 Mill Street, Selkirk and of 3 Duck Row, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 26 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


BELL, WILLIAM, A.B. H.M.S. LAURENTIC, 1916-18.
William Bell – age 32 – Greaser (867678) Mercantile Marine Reserve, H.M.S. Laurentic.
In 1901 William, age 16, was a woollen yarn piecer in Selkirk. He enlisted in August 1914. The armed merchant cruiser “Laurentic” was tasked with transporting 43 tonnes of gold bullion from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia to help pay for the war effort but she struck two mines off the Donegal coast of Ireland near Lough Swilly and sank.
Born c.1885 in Alva, Clackmannanshire. Son of James and Helen (McFarlane) Bell of 30 Curror Street, Selkirk.
Killed by Enemy Action/Lost at Sea on 25 January 1917 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
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BLACK, JOHN M. JNN. PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1915-16.
Note : All military records have John C. Black.
John Cochrane Black – age 25 – Private (18395) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John joined his battalion in France in July 1915.
Born 1891 at Gala Rig, Whitmuir Hall, Selkirk as John McEwen Black. Son of John and Jessie (Cochrane) Black of Whitmuir Hall, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France..
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


BLAIKIE, THOMAS, SERGEANT, CAMERON H.
Thomas Blaikie – age 43 – Sergeant (10071) 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Thomas enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders as Private (3922) in March 1897. He served for 13 years in Egypt, Sudan, Malta, India and South Africa before being discharged from the army in March 1911. He was a wool spinner in Selkirk when he re-enlisted and he landed with the 5th Battalion at Boulogne in May 1915. Thomas was serving at the 10th Officer Cadet School at Gailes in Ayrshire when he was found drowned on the north shore at Troon, near Barassie.
Born 1874 in Selkirk as John Thomas Blaikie. Son of the late James Blaikie (died 1906) and of the late Jane (Brown) Blaikie (died 1891) Husband of Flora (Collins) Blaikie who he married in 1916 in Edinburgh while he was serving with the 3rd Reserve Battalion at Invergordon.
Died on Service on 25 February 1917 and buried in Shewalton Cemetery, Irvine, Ayrshire. (CWG)


BLYTH, MATTHEW, PRIVATE, KING'S ROYAL RIFLES, 3 YEARS.
Matthew Blyth – age 25 – Rifleman (3150) 8th Battalion (East Belfast) Royal Irish Rifles.
Matthew married in Belfast in 1912 and enlisted from there. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in October 1915 but he was killed on the Somme.
Born 1891 in Selkirk. Son of Matthew and Elizabeth (White) Blyth of 15 South Port Selkirk, Husband of Doris Winifred (Smith) Blyth who he married in 1912 in Belfast.
Killed in Action on 2 July 1916 and buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, France.

and his brother

BLYTH, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, AUS. E.F., 2 YEARS.

Note : Served as WILLIAM WILSON.
William Blyth – age 32 – Private (6385) 17th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
William was a stone mason and a coal miner when he enlisted in Sydney, New South Wales in October 1916. He sailed from Sydney to the UK in November and went to France to join his battalion in May 1917.
Born 1885 in Selkirk. Son of the late Elizabeth (White) Blyth (died May 1917) and of Matthew Blyth of 15 South Port Selkirk,
Missing in Action on 9 October 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
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BOLSTER, JOHN M. SIGNALLER, R.N.V.R., 1916-17.
John Millar Bolster – age 21 – Signalman (Clyde Z/7702) H.M. Trawler Othonna, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
John was a student at the Provincial Teacher Training College in Edinburgh when he enlisted in December 1915. He joined the minesweeper “Othonna” in July 1916. The “Othonna” hit a mine laid by the German Submarine UC-41 off Fife Ness and sank.
Born 1896 in Selkirk. Son of Thomas James and Jane (Millar) Bolster of Clifton Road, Selkirk.
Killed by Enemy Action/ Lost at Sea on 20 April 1917 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial in Selkirk and on the Provincial College memorial at Moray House in Edinburgh.


BORTHWICK, GEORGE L. PRIVATE, R.S.F., 1917-18.
George Lowden Borthwick – age 19 – Private (51028) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Born 1899 in Selkirk. Son of Peter and Mary Ann Morgan (Lowden) Borthwick of 8 Hill Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.

and his brother who died on the same day

BORTHWICK, ROBERT J. PRIVATE, N. STAFFS., 1915-18.

Robert Johnston Borthwick – age 21 – Private (50680) 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment.
Robert was a ploughman at Sunderland Hall Farm, Lindean, Selkirk when he enlisted in the Army Service Corps in July 1915. He was posted as Driver (T4/092325) to the 26th Divisional Train in Salonica, northern Greece in November 1915 but he contracted enteric fever and was evacuated to hospital in Malta and then to Manchester in February 1916. When he had recovered he was posted to the North Staffs in France in October 1917.
Born 1896 in Soutra, Midlothian.
Son of Peter (shepherd at Lindean) and Mary Ann Morgan (Lowden) Borthwick of 8 Hill Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
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BRODIE, CHARLES, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Charles Brodie – age 34 – Private (7394) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Charles had interests in athletics, rugby, football and cricket and was employed as a wool-sorter at Forest Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted in December 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was fatally wounded during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah. Charles died a week later and was buried at sea.
Born 1881 in Selkirk. Son of the late Robert Brodie (died 1888) and of Janet (Fairgrieve) Brodie of 15 Ettrick Road, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 19 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


BROOMFIELD, JOHN P. PRIVATE, GLOUCESTERS, 1914-16.
John Paterson Broomfield – age 19 – Private (5916) 2/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment.
In 1911 John was living with his family in Birkenhead, Cheshire where his father was a railway locomotive engine fitter. He enlisted as Private (2960) in the 4th Cheshire Regiment but was posted to the 2/6th Gloucesters who landed at Le Havre in May 1916. John was killed two months later.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of William and Agnes (Paterson) Broomfield of 36 Mallaby Street and of 29 Shamrock Road, Birkenhead who had married in 1895 in Selkirk. Grandson of John Paterson of Goslaw Green, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 19 July 1916 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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BROWN, ALEXANDER, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1915-16.
Alexander Brown – age 19 – Private (20517) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was an apprentice butcher in Selkirk when he enlisted. He joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in October 1915 and later moved with them to France in March 1916. He was wounded in April and served with the 7th/8th KOSB before rejoining his old battalion.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of the late Isabella (Trotter) Brown (died 1907) and of John Brown of Pingrove, Selkirk and of Commercial Street, Leith, formerly church officer at the West U.F. Church in Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 30 January 1917 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


BROWN, ANDREW, PRIVATE, R.A.M.C, 1915-16.
Andrew Brown – age 26 – Private (81464) 55th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.
Andrew was a tweed finisher in Selkirk when he enlisted in November 1915. He arrived at Rouen in France in January 1916 but was wounded at the end of October and died a day later in the 9th Casualty Clearing Station at Contay.
Born 1890 in Selkirk. Son of the late James Brown (died 1913) and of Annie Turnbull Brown of 7 Millburn Place and of 6 Goslaw Green, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 1 November 1916 and buried in Contay British Cemetery, Contay, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


BROWN, DOUGLAS BURN B. GUNNERY LIEUT., H.M.S. INDEFATIGABLE, 1914-16.
Note: His "third" name is clearly written on his service record as BUCHAN.
However all of his father's records have the name as BUCHAM.

Douglas Burn Buchan Brown – age 29 – Lieutenant, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy.
Douglas joined the navy as a Cadet in January 1904. He became a Sub-Lieutenant in April 1907 and a Lieutenant in December 1909. At the outbreak of war he was based at the Gunnery School (HMS Excellent) on Whale Island near Portsmouth and he joined the battlecruiser “Indefatigable” in January 1915. In May 1916, during the Battle of Jutland, shells from the German battlecruiser “Von der Tann” caused an explosion ripping a hole in her hull, and a second explosion blew the ship apart.
Born 1887 at Shawpark in Selkirk. Son of Bucham Bucham-Brown of Transvaal, South Africa and of Frances Marie Rutherford (Brown) Brown of 62 Longridge Road, Earls Court, London.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 31 May 1916 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
His father, Bucham Bucham-Brown, aged 54, enlisted in South Africa in April 1917, returned to the UK and attested for service with the South African Native Labour Corps as Private (400) at Rouen in France in June. Due to illness he was evacuated to UK in November and discharged from the army in January 1918. Bucham died on 15 October 1920 at Maldon in Essex.
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