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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: Eyemouth Reply with quote

Location: Main Street, Eyemouth (in front of Eyemouth British Legion)
Post Code: TD14 5EN
Map Reference: NT 944 643


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some more photos of Eyemouth's memorial:

Note the Second World War is described as the Great War II 1939-1945. Note also Fishermen are commemorated and also a casualty from Egypt 1952.















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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a transcription:

EYEMOUTH, Berwickshire

SACRED TO THE MEMORY TO THE OFFICERS, NCO’ S AND MEN OF EYEMOUTH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

Lest We Forget Those Who Laid Down Their lives That We Might Live

(Officers)
Lieutenant Leonard D. ROBERTSON M.C. K.O.S.B*
Lieutenant John WOOD K.O.S.B.*
Lieutenant F.W.H. LINTON Border Regt.
2/Lieutenant Eric W.Wright SANDISON Royal Scots
2/Lieutenant Thomas Murray MILLER K.O.S.B.*

(NCOs)
Corporal George CRAIG K.O.S.B.*
Corporal George Leith DOUGAL K.O.S.B.*
Corporal John WINDRAM Canadians
L/Corporal Robert CRAIG K.O.S.B.*
L/Corporal William LOUGH K.O.S.B.
L/Corporal Robert THOMPSON M.M. Scottish Rifles*

(Men)
Private Peter COWE Royal Scots* (Listed on CWGC as A. & S. H.)
Thomas Arthur DOUGALL Royal Scots*
John BLACKIE K.O.S.B.
Thomas BOLTON K.O.S.B.
James BURGON K.O.S.B
William EMSLIE K.O.S.B.
Alexander FAIRBURN K.O.S.B.
Joseph GIBSON K.O.S.B.
George JOHNSTON K.O.S.B.
Thomas F. LOUGH K.O.S.B.* (Listed on CWGC as Lance Corporal)
Robert Rae LOUGH K.O.S.B.
George PATERSON K.O.S.B
James Ewart PATERSON K.O.S.B
David RITCHIE K.O. S. B
John S. WAIT K.O.S.B* (Listed on CWGC as Sergeant)
Richard ARMSTRONG Northumberland Fusiliers
John ARMSTRONG Royal Highlanders
William CROMBIE Seaforths
Robert GILLIE Seaforths
Robert WADDELL A.& S.H.*
Alexander PATERSON Scottish Rifles* (Listed on CWGC as R.S.F.)
Robert COLLIN East Kents
John BURGON Scots Guards
James BORTHWICK AIF*
Adam MILLER AIF*
William COOPER Canadians
Alexander WINDRAM Canadians
Farquhar M. MACRAE London Rifles

ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE - TS

(Skipper)
William COLLIN*

(Mates)
James Robert COLLIN
James COLLIN*
George CRAIG*
Robert COWE*
John DOUGAL* (Rank on CWGC Skipper)
Daniel STOTT*

(Seamen)
Robert ANGUS*
George CORMACK
James COLLIN
Peter COLLIN*
Robert CROMLIE
Alexander LOUGH
William MALTMAN
John PATERSON*
Alexander PATTERSON*
John SWANSTON*
James SWINEY*
John WADDELL*
James WINDRAM*
Andrew C. YOUNG
Alexander YOUNG
William YOUNG

Walter R. DAVIDSON Royal Naval Division


(Obverse of memorial)


SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS, NCOs AND MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR II
1939-1945

They Died That We Might Live

(Officers)
Commissioned Skipper James JAMIESON RNVR*
Flight-Lieutenant/Pilot William S. LOUGH RAFVR*
Flying Officer/Pilot Alexander S. AITCHESON RAFVR*
Flying Officer/Pilot George LOUGH RAFVR*
Pilot Officer William W. BURGON RAFVR

(NCOs)
L/Corporal Archibald STEBBING KOSB
Flight-Sergeant Robert D. FISHBOURNE RAFVR*
Flight-Sergeant George F. WISHART RAFVR
Sergeant/Observer James AITCHISON RAF*
Sergeant/Pilot James F. HUGHES RAFVR

(Men)
Able Seaman Christopher BORTHWICK RN
Able Seaman Peter CRAIG RN*
Able Seaman David DOUGALL RN
Writer Henry N. LOUGH RN*
Guardsman Robert COLLIN Scots Guards
Driver Robert John GILLESPIE RASC*
Private Thomas J. HENDERSON KOSB*
Leading Aircraftsman James O. RAMSAY RAFVR
Gunner John Maltman FOXTON Royal Artillery

Fishermen
James R. CHAPMAN
Richard COLLIN
William JACKSON
Robert THOMPSON

Merchant Navy
Cadet Joseph PURVES*
A.B. William ANDERSON
A.B. George CRAIG
A.B. William A. MEEK*


Egypt - 1952
Leading Aircraftsman James CRAIG RAE


Iraq - 2005
C.P.L. David WILLIAMS R.A.F.

*Edited by Anne, 11.05.2008 to include the following:

All the above men who have an asterisk beside their names, are mentioned on gravestones in Eyemouth Cemetery.
(See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=475&mforum=scottishwargraves

The following men who are mentioned on stones ARE NOT LISTED ON THE MEMORIAL


Chief Petty Officer L. JOHNSON, R.N., 26.09.1914
Private J. L. ROBERTS, Welsh Regiment, 13.12.1914
Flying Officer (Pilot) Alexander Swanston AITCHISON, R.A.F.V.R., 14.02.1944
2/Lieutenant John NISBET, R.S., 15.04.1915
Sergeant James Archibald PATERSON, K.O.S.B., 30.09.1918
Skipper Robert Dougal SWANSTON, Fishing Fleet, 21.09.1945
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And in alphabetical order

ANGUS Robert A.B. R.N.R.
ARMSTRONG, Richard Private Northumberland Fusiliers
ARMSTRONG, John Private Royal Highlanders
BLACKIE, John Private K.O.S.B.
BOLTON, Thomas Private K.O.S.B.
BORTHWICK, James Private AIF
BURCON, James Private K.O.S.B
BURGON, John Private Scots Guards
COLLIN, James Robert Mate R.N.R.
COLLIN, James Mate R.N.R.
COLLIN James A.B. R.N.R.
COLLIN Peter A.B. R.N.R.
COLLIN, Robert Private East Kents
COLLIN, William Skipper R.N.R.
COOPER, William Private Canadians
CORMACK George A.B. R.N.R.
COWE, Robert Mate R.N.R.
CRAIG, George Mate R.N.R.
CRAIG, George Corporal K.O.S.B.
CRAIG, Robert L/Corporal K.O.S.B.
CROMBIE, William Private Seaforths
CROMLIE Robert A.B. R.N.R.
DAVIDSON, Walter R. Royal Naval Division
DOUGAL, John Mate R.N.R.
DOUGALL, George Leith Corporal K.O.S.B.
DOUGALL, Thomas Arthur Private Royal Scots
EMSLIE, William Private K.O.S.B.
FAIRBURN, Alexander Private K.O.S.B.
GIBSON, Joseph Private K.O.S.B.
GILLIE, Robert Private Seaforths
GOWE, Peter Private Royal Scots
JOHNSTON, George Private K.O.S.B.
LINTON. F.W.H. Lieut. Border Regt.
LOUGH Alexander A.B. R.N.R.
LOUGH, Thomas F. Private K.O.S.B.
LOUGH, Robert Rae Private K.O.S.B.
LOUGH William L/Corporal K.O.S.B.
MACRAE, Farquhar M. Private London Rifles
MALTMAN William A.B. R.N.R.
MILLER, Adam Private AIF
MILLER, Thomas Murray 2/Lieut. K.O.S.B.
PATERSON Alexander A.B. R.N.R.
PATERSON, Alexander Private Scottish Rifles
PATERSON, George Private K.O.S.B
PATERSON, James Ewart Private K.O.S.B
PATERSON John A.B. R.N.R.
RITCHIE, David Private K. O. S. B
ROBERTSON Linn D. M.C. Lieut. K.O.S.B
SANDISON, Eric W. Wright 2/Lieut. Royal Scots
STOTT, Daniel Mate R.N.R.
SWANSTON John A.B. R.N.R.
SWINEY James A.B. R.N.R.
THOMPSON, Robert M.M. L/Corporal Scottish Rifles
WADDELL John A.B. R.N.R.
WADDELL, Robert Private A. & S.H.
WAIT, John S. Private K.O.S.B
WINDRAN, Alexander Private Canadians
WINDRAM James A.B. R.N.R.
WINDRAN, John Corporal Canadians
WOOD John Lieut. K.O.S.B.
YOUNG Andrew C. A.B. R.N.R.
YOUNG Alexander A.B. R.N.R.
YOUNG William A.B. R.N.R.




1939-1945

AITCHESON Alexander S. Flying Officer/Pilot RAFVR
AITCHISON, James Sergeant/Observer RAF
ANDERSON, William A.B. Merchant Navy
BORTHWICK, Christopher Able Seaman RN
BURGON, William W. Pilot Officer RAFVR
CHAPMAN, James R. Fisherman
COLLIN, Richard Fisherman
COLLIN, Robert Guardsman Scots Guards
CRAIG, George A.B. Merchant Navy
CRAIG, Peter Able Seaman RN
DOUGALL, David Able Seaman RN
FISHBOURNE, Robert D. Flight-Sergeant RAFVR
FOXTON, John Maltman Gunner Royal Artillery
GILLESPIE, Robert Driver RASC
HENDERSON, Thomas J. Private KOSB
HUGHES, James F. Sergeant/Pilot RAFVR
JACKSON, William Fisherman
JAMIESON, James Commissioned Skipper RNVR
LOUGH, Henry N. Writer RN
LOUGH, George Flying Officer/Pilot RAFVR
LOUGH, William S. Flight-Lieutenant/Pilot RAFVR
MEEK, William A. A.B. Merchant Navy
PURVES, Joseph Cadet Merchant Navy
RAMSAY, James O. Leading Aircraftsman RAFVR
STEBBING, Archibald L/Corporal KOSB
THOMPSON, Robert Fisherman
WISHART George F. Flight-Sergeant RAFVR



Egypt - 1952
CRAIG RAE, James Leading Aircraftsman


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here are some Great War names identified:

COLLIN, James 11069DA Second Hand (Mate) Royal Naval Reserve
Died 28.12.17 Age 28. Son of Joseph and Jane Collin of Ebba House, Upper Houndlaw, Eyemouth.
Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial
Listed on Eyemouth War Memorial.

COLLIN James 10993 Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve
Died 1.12.18. Age 21. Son of James Collin of 2 Chapel Terrace, Eyemouth.
Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial
Listed on the Eyemouth War Memorial.

COLLIN, Peter 13492/DA H.M. Drifter “Isabel Colven” Royal Naval Reserve
Died 5.6.18
Buried in Eyemouth Cemetery.
Listed on the Eyemouth War Memorial.

COLLIN, William Skipper H.M. Drifter “Christina Craig” Royal Naval Reserve
Died 15.2.18 Age 28. Son of Robert and Helen Collin of Eyemouth. Husband of Margaret Collin of Gowanlea, Eyemouth, Berwickshire.
Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Listed on the Eyemouth War Memorial.

COWE, Robert 1582SA Second Hand (Mate) H.M. Drifter “Christina Craig” R.N.R.
Died 5.2.18 Age 48. Son of Andrew and Isabella Cowe of Eyemouth. Husband of Christina Cowe of Gowanlea, Eyemouth.
Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Listed on the Eyemouth War Memorial.

CRAIG, George 200832 Corporal 1/4th Bn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Died 13.11.17 Age 25. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Craig of 2 George Wynd, Eyemouth.
Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Ramla, Israel.

EMSLIE, William Private 7387 1/4th Bn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers.
Missing presumed Killed in action 12.7.15

LOUGH, Alexander 11071.DA Leading Deck Hand H.M. Drifter “Piscatorial”. R.N.R.
Died 28.12.17
Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Listed on the Eyemouth War Memorial.

LOUGH, Robert Rae 200822 Private 1/4th Bn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Died 19.4.17 Age 24. Son of George and Jane Lough of High Street, Ayton.
Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Listed on the Eyemouth War Memorial.

LOUGH, William Waddell Private 1/4th Bn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Died 2.12.17. Age 21. Son of John and Jane Ritchie Lough, of Chapel Terrace, Eyemouth.
Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, El Qantana, Egypt.
Listed on the Eyemouth War Memorial.

RITCHIE, David 7724 Private 1/4th Bn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Missing presumed Killed in action 12.7.15

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname ARMSTRONG
Firstname John
Service Number S/3384
Date Death 25/09/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Eyemouth Berwickshire
Other 8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Surname JOHNSTON
Firstname George William
Service Number 23390
Date Death 16/09/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Eyemouth Berwickshire
Other 15th Bn.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There has been an addition to this memorial:

IRAQ 2005
C.P.L. DAVID WILLIAMS, R.A.F.

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Close ups of WW1 Panels (Front of Memorial)





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Close ups of WW2 Panels (Back of Memorial)







The left hand side panel for WW2 has already been posted to illustrate the Iraq 2005 addition.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The names of Leonard Robertson and John Wood appear togther at the top of the name panels on the memorial.

And the boys are buried together at Ramleh in Israel - my thanks to MichaelDR for the great photo of the 2 Borderers who lie together so far from home:



See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?p=10345&mforum=scottishwargraves#10345
For photographs of the above men's family gravestones in Eyemouth Cemetery.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, Tuesday 21st December 1920, Page 8.

Eyemouth

A handsome Celtic cross, executed in Peterhead granite, the work of Mr. Rhind, sculptor, Edinburgh, was unveiled to the memory of the 62 men of the Burgh of Eyemouth, by Capt. G. B. Balfour, Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Berwickshire. Prior to the unveiling ceremony a service was held in the church.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Pte. Robert Craig Reply with quote

WW1
Craig, Robert L/Cpl. K.O.S.B.

(Glasgow herald 4th May 1915)
"Private Robert Craig, K.O.S.B., one of five soldier sons of Mr R. Craig, fisherman, Eyemouth, has been seriously wounded, and is in the base hospital. One of his brothers Colour Sergeant Craig, Seaforth highlanders, is a prisoner of war in Germany."

Brother of George. SWGP link

CWGC
CRAIG, R
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 7526
Date of Death: 04/05/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. B. 33.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: CRAIG
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 7526
Date Death: 04/05/1915
Place of birth: Eyemouth
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: L Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:
The Scotsman, Tuesday 21st December 1920, Page 8.

Eyemouth

A handsome Celtic cross, executed in Peterhead granite, the work of Mr. Rhind, sculptor, Edinburgh, was unveiled to the memory of the 62 men of the Burgh of Eyemouth, by Capt. G. B. Balfour, Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Berwickshire. Prior to the unveiling ceremony a service was held in the church.


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The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, p267

War Memorial of c1920, a routinely detailed pink granite Celtic cross.
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