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THOMAS SCOTT.
Thomas Scott – age 28 – Private (9605) Scots Guards.
Thomas was a stone mason and was working in Edinburgh when he enlisted in August 1914. He was at Wellington Barracks in London when his daughter was born in New Cove, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire in December 1914 and he joined the 2nd Scots Guards in France in February 1915. He served throughout the war and was with the 1st Scots Guards when he was granted leave as his daughter Thomasina, aged almost 4, had died of influenza on 11 November 1918. Thomas contracted the same illness and died at New Cove just over two weeks later.
Born 1890 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
In 1901 Thomas, age 10, and his family were in Melrose and from 1904 the family were at Valley View, Gattonside, Melrose.
Son of Andrew and Agnes (Nichol) Scott of Victoria Street, Galashiels.
Husband of Elizabeth (Mills) Scott of Cove Farm, Cockburnspath who he married in 1917 in Cockburnspath.
Died on Service on 22 November 1918 and buried in Cockburnspath Parish Churchyard, Berwickshire.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial, on the Free Church memorial in Melrose, on the Cockburnspath Parish War Memorial and on the Galashiels War Memorial.


GEORGE H. SMART
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George Henderson Smart – age 23 – Sergeant (200039) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was educated in mechanics at the South of Scotland Technical College and became an engineer in Galashiels. As a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB he was mobilised in August 1914 and as Sergeant (575) in the Lewis Gun section he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He contracted dysentery and was evacuated to hospital in Bristol in September. After he recovered he rejoined the battalion in Palestine but was wounded and evacuated to the Beaufort War Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol where he died.
Born 1895 in Melrose. Son of Thomas and Agnes (Middlemas) Smart of Huntly House, Gattonside, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 13 August 1918 and buried in Melrose (Wairds) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.

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THOMAS T. SMART
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Thomas Thompson Smart – age 38 – Private (47945) 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Thomas had served his apprenticeship as a plumber in Melrose and had enlisted as Private (6949) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in January 1900 but he was discharged at the end of the year.
Born 1879 in Melrose. Son of Thomas and Agnes (Middlemas) Smart of Huntly House, Gattonside, Melrose. Husband of Mary Jane (Forbes) Smart of Dingleton, Melrose and of 48 Eyre Place, Edinburgh who he married in 1913 in St. George, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 25 April 1917 and buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.
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ROBERT SPOTTISWOODE.
Robert James Spottiswoode – age 34 – Lance Corporal (3338) 7th Regiment, South African Infantry.
Robert was an engineer when he emigrated to work in the South African mines at Johannesburg in October 1909. He was wounded during the battle for Latema-Reata Nek in the Kilimanjaro area of East Africa (on the Tanzania/Kenya border) and died four days later.
Born 1882 in Melrose. Son of Robert and Mary (Williamson) Spottiswoode of Gattonside, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 15 March 1916 and buried in Taveta Military Cemetery, Kenya.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial and on the Bezuidenhout Valley War Memorial in Johannesburg.


MARK TURNBULL.
Mark Turnbull – age 32 – Private (7312) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Mark worked as a tailor in Melrose when he enlisted in 1914. He joined his battalion in Belgium in December 1914 but was evacuated back home due to frost bite. He was wounded in July 1915 but was again able to rejoin his battalion.
Born 1884 in Gattonside, Melrose. Son of Mark Turnbull (died 1897) and of Elizabeth Spence (Meikle) Turnbull of Gattonside and of 107 St. Andrew Street, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 2 March 1916 and buried in Ste. Catherine British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.


ANDREW WRIGHT.
Andrew Wright – age 19 – Private (753) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was a gardener with his father at Friar's Hall, Gattonside, Melrose and had been a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB for over two years when he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was wounded a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah. He was evacuated to Stobhill Military Hospital in Glasgow but he died there.
Born 1896 in Nenthorn, Berwickshire. Son of Andrew and Ellen Murray (Stewart) Wright of Friar's Hall, Gattonside, of Caledonian Crescent, Edinburgh and of The Gardens, Newhailes, Musselburgh, Midlothian.
Died of Wounds on 20 October 1915 and buried in Edinburgh (North Merchiston) Cemetery.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.


JAMES WYNNE.
James Wynn – age 29 – Private (37541) 10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
James was a shepherd at Gattonside when he enlisted and was in training at Malleny Camp, Currie, Balerno, Midlothian when he married in July 1917.
Born December 1889 at Swanston, Parish of Colinton, near Straiton, Midlothian. Son of the late Mary (Flynn) Wynn (died 1903) and of Thomas Wynn. Husband of Isabella (Gibb) Wynn of Gattonside, Melrose (formerly Mrs James Hanley) who he married in 1917 in St. Giles, Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.
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1939 – 1945

ANDREW McCALLUM BROWN.
Andrew McCallum Brown – age 26 – Corporal (3189953) 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
The 4th KOSB landed on Walcheren Island, at the mouth of the Scheldt in November 1944 and then fought through into Germany. Casualties from the Geilenkirchen sector were buried in Brunssum, included fifty men who were killed while clearing mines on the German border at the beginning of January 1945.
Born 1918 in Blackford, Perthshire. Son of Andrew and Helen Mary (McCallum) Brown. Husband of Gladys (Smith) Brown of Woodside, Aberdeen who he married in 1944 in Melrose.
Killed in Action 7 January 1945 and buried in Brunssum War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.


TOM MONTGOMERIE.
Tom Montgomerie – age 28 – Captain (62629) Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) and Special Boat Section attached as 'L' Detachment, Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps.
Tom was commissioned in the Black Watch from the Royal Military College at Sandhurst in February 1934 and promoted to Lieutenant in 1937. He transferred to the 9th Lancers in September 1941 and was promoted to Captain before he returned to his old regiment in June 1942. Tom was killed in a road accident in the Canal Zone, Egypt.
Born 1914 in Irvine, Ayrshire as Thomas. Son of the Hon. Francis Cuninghame Montgomerie and Alice Dudley (Arthur) Montgomerie, of Gattonside House, Melrose.
Died on Active Service on 18 August 1942 and buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church memorial in Melrose.


ANDERSON STEEL.
Anderson Steel – age 26 – Private (3192349) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
The original 2nd Battalion had been in Singapore since 1936 and was captured there when the city fell to the Japanese in February 1942. Both the 1st and 2nd Battalions were re-formed in Britain by renumbering territorial battalions of the regiment and both landed in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June.
“Andy” was fatally wounded near Vieux-Villez and was buried there but was re-interred in 1946.
Born 1918 in Leaburn, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of John Anderson Steel and Margaret (Brown) Steel of Wester Housebyers, Gattonside, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 28 August 1944 and buried in St. Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial and on the Melrose Church memorial.
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