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LAING, W. R. TPR. L. & B. H.
William Robson Laing age 27 Private (120654) 1/1st Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry
William was a constable in the Leith Burgh Police force when he enlisted in July 1915. He joined his unit as Private (2325) in Salonica in 1916 but two years later, and just two weeks after the Armistice of Salonica was signed, William died of pneumonia in the 67th General Hospital at Kalamaria.
Born 1891 in Jedburgh. Son of George and Helen (Butler) Laing of 16 Cannongate, Jedburgh. Husband of Mary Jane (Johnston or Umphray) Laing of 42 Great Junction Street, Leith who he married in 1915 in Leith.
Died on Service on 13 October 1918 and buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
Also named on the Leith Burgh Police memorial in Charlotte Street Police Station in Leith.


LITTLE, W. D. PTE. CANADIANS.
William David Little age 24 Private (1048799) 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
William was a machine driller when he enlisted in Victoria, British Columbia in September 1916
He was unmarried and named his older brother Thomas Trainer Little of 32 Elgin Park, San Francisco, California as his next of kin. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in November 1916 and was transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps in January 1917. He then moved to the 1st Canadian Reserve Battalion in October before being posted to the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada in France in February 1918. He had been granted permission to marry in December 1917 and did so in January 1918 in Grantown-on-Spey, Elgin.
Born 1895 in Jedburgh. Son of the late James Little (died 1903) and Agnes (Lamb) Little (died 1895) of Jedburgh. Husband of Jessie (Grant) Little, of "Ellendale," South Street, Grantown-on-Spey who he married in January 1918 in Inverallan, Elginshire.
Killed in Action on 29 September 1918 and buried in Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery, Sailly, France.
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LUNN, JAS. PTE. K. O. S. B.
James Lunn age 18 Private (12360) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was employed by Messrs J. Boyd & Son, Manufacturers, in Jedburgh when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1897 in Jedburgh as James Hope Lunn. Son of the late Helen Jane (White) Lunn (died 1906) and of the late John Storey Lunn of Boundaries, Jedburgh (died 1910) He named his sister Mary Simpson Lunn as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh.


LUNN, WM. PTE. K. O. S. B.
William Lunn age 22 Private (200029) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was employed at Allars Mill and was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB. He was mobilised in August 1914 but was posted as a Signaller to the 7th/8th KOSB in late 1916.
Born 1895 in Jedburgh. Son of William and Isabella (Turnbull) Lunn of 4 Queen Street, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 27 August 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


MABON, R. T. C. PTE. SC. RFLS.
Note: all records spell the family name as MABIN.
Robert Taylor Cairncross Mabin age 20 Private (28971) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Robert was a butcher in the High Street, Jedburgh when he enlisted as Private (31781) in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was posted to the Cameronians in France.
Born 1897 in Jedburgh with his twin brother William Turnbull Mabin.
Son of Thomas Mabin and of Isabella (Cairncross) Mabin of The Bow and of 6 Abbey Close, Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 20 September 1917 and buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Belgium.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church as Mabin.

His twin brother William served as Private (S/18984) in the 10th, the 11th and the 1/5th Battalions of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and both brothers were at the battle of Menin Road Ridge with the 9th Scottish Division on 20 September. William was told of his brother's death on the battlefield.
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MACPHERSON, JAS. SERGT. K. O. S. B.
James Macpherson age 19 Sergeant (580) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB. 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 1896 in Jedburgh. Son of Donald and Mary (MacDonald) Macpherson of 76 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.

and his brother

MACPHERSON, J. M. LIEUT. K. O. S. B
.
Not listed by CWGC.
John Malcolm Macpherson age 29 Lieutenant, 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School and at Boroughmuir School in Edinburgh before attending Edinburgh University from where he graduated MA with honours in English in 1913. He was a teacher at Montrose Academy when he enlisted as Private (686) in August 1914. He was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant in May 1915 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but he was badly wounded a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah, where his brother James was killed. John was commissioned in June 1916 and served in Egypt and Palestine where he was again badly wounded at Gaza in April 1917. He was promoted to Lieutenant in December and moved with the battalion to France in April 1918 where he served until the end of the war.
John passed the Indian Civil Service Examination in August 1920 and was appointed to the position of Assistant Magistrate at Monghyr, in the province of Bihar but he became ill there and died.
Born 1891 in Jedburgh. Son of Donald and Mary (MacDonald) Macpherson of 76 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Died on 22 April 1921 and buried in India.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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McDOUGALL, AND. PTE. SC. GDS.
Andrew McDougal age 34 Private (14049) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
Andrew was employed at Oxnam Neuk Farm, Roxburghshire when he enlisted in late 1915. He was fatally wounded in October 1917 and died two days later in the 47th Casualty Clearing Station.
Born 1883 in Melrose, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Helen (Hope) McDougal of Oxnam (died 1912) and of Thomas McDougal of Sharplaw, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 11 October 1917 and buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the Oxnam Parish War Memorial.


McDOUGALL, E. G. CAPT. CAM. H.
Edward Greaves MacDougall age 38 Captain, 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Edward was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh before joining the Glasgow office of the Scottish Provident Institution where he became an inspector of agencies throughout the West of Scotland. He was living at 26 Windsor Terrace, Kelvinside in Glasgow when, at the outbreak of war, he enlisted as Lance Corporal (2901) in the 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry but he was commissioned as a temporary Captain in the 8th (Reserve) Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in January 1915. He landed with the 6th Battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was killed two months later during the battle at Loos.
Born 1877 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Margaret (Allan) McDougall (died 1888) and of the late Provost John McDougall (died 1915) of Boundary Bank, Jedburgh. He named his sister Ella McDougall of The Nest, Jedburgh as his legatee.
Missing in Action between 26 and 27 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on an individual memorial in Jedburgh Parish Church, on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the George Watson's College memorial.


McGREGOR, D. H. LIEUT. GORD. H
.
Donald Hamilton Macgregor age 26 Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Donald was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh and at Edinburgh University before he gained a position with the Bank of Montreal in Canada and by 1911 he was employed in the Saskatoon branch in Saskatchewan. He returned to the UK in March 1916 and enlisted in the 2/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots, serving as Lance Corporal (4765 and 351696) before he was commissioned in the Gordon Highlanders in May 1917. He joined his battalion in France that year.
Born 1891 at Denholm in Cavers, Roxburghshire. Son of Donald MacGregor, M.D., M.A. and of Jessie Hamilton (Mundell) MacGregor of D'Abbies Tower, Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 23 August 1918 and buried in Railway Cutting Cemetery, Courcelles-Le-Comte, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church, on the George Watson's College memorial and Roll of Honour, on the Bank of Montreal Roll of Honour and on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
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McKENZIE, J. G. PTE. K. O. S. B.
John Gordon McKenzie age 19 Private (757) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John and his brother Job Simpson McKenzie, Private (756) landed with their battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but John was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah. Job survived the war.
Born 1896 in Ramshope, Elsdon, Bellingham, Northumberland. Son of John and Hannah (Simpson) McKenzie of Queen Street, and of 17 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


McLEOD, W. P. L.C. SEAF. H.
William Patrick Macleod age 31 Lance Corporal (S/3116) 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
William was educated at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway and at Aberdeen Grammar School before attending Aberdeen University from where he graduated M.A. in 1910. He taught at Newburgh in Fife before becoming English Master in Jedburgh Grammar School. He enlisted in September 1914 and landed with the 7th Seaforths at Boulogne in May 1915 but was severely wounded and evacuated to hospital at home. When he had recovered, William was posted to the 1st Seaforths in Mesopotamia in October 1916 and took part in the advance to Samarrah but he was killed at Takrit.
Born 1886 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. Son of the late Murdo Macleod of 9 South Beach, Stornoway and of Donaldina (Murray) Macleod of 6 Mardale Crescent, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 5 November 1917 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church, on the Nicolson Institute memorial, on the Aberdeen Grammar School memorial and on the Aberdeen University memorial and Roll of Honour.


MESSER, AND. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Andrew Messer age 22 Private (598) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was a mill worker in Jedburgh and was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB. 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 1894 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of the late James Turnbull Messer of Dolphinston Farm Jedburgh (died 1904) and of Agnes Blackie (Dorrity) Messer (from 1916 Mrs William Jardine) of 61 Canongate, Jedburgh.
Brother of Violet Messer of 61 Canongate, Jedburgh. (Source: CWGC)
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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MIDDLEMIST, WM. L/SGT. CANADIANS.
Note: most civil records show the family name as Middlemass but military records have Middlemis.
William Selby Middlemis age 31 Lance Sergeant (703328) 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
William was a horse-shoer living at 22 Humboldt Street, Victoria, British Columbia when he enlisted in January 1916. He sailed with his battalion in June 1916 and they landed in France in August. He was promoted to Corporal in February 1917 and to Lance Sergeant in April.
Born 1886 in Lanton, Jedburgh as William Selby Middlemass. Son of the late Thomas Middlemass and of Elizabeth (Stenhouse) Middlemass of Jedburgh who had married in 1876 in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland. He named his sister Mrs. Elizabeth King of 32 Heatherlie, Selkirk as his next of kin.
Missing in Action on 10 June 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh as Middlemis.


MILLER, JAS. PTE. R. SCOTS.
James Miller age 29 Private (270986) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
James was a power loom tuner at Allars Mill in Jedburgh when he enlisted, initially as Private (851) in the 4th King's Own Scottish Borderers in August 1914. He was posted as Private (315605) to the Scottish Rifles but was transferred to the 15th Royal Scots in France. James was wounded on two previous occasions but was fatally wounded on 1 October 1918 and died a day later.
Born 1887 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Robert Miller (died 1913) and of Isabella (Richardson) Miller of 65 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 2 October 1918 and buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


MILLER, W. J. PTE. R. SCOTS.
Walter Jasper Miller age 19 Private (38866) 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
Walter assisted in his father's business of fishmonger and fruiterer in Jedburgh until he enlisted.
Born 1897 in Jedburgh. Son of Walter and Agnes (Rutherford) Miller of 27 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 15 June 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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MILNE, W. A. PTE. GORD. H.
William Alexander Milne age 22 Private (S/10686) 10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
William was a policeman in the Roxburghshire Constabulary in Jedburgh when he enlisted in June 1915. He was posted to the Trench Mortar Battery of the 10th Gordons in France in October 1915.
Born 1894 in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire. Son of John and Rachel (Birss) Milne of Broomhall, Kilry, Alyth, Perthshire.
Killed in Action on 25 May 1916 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the Drumoak Parish War Memorial.


MOODY, DAVID C. S. M. GORD. H.
David Moody age 33 Company Sergeant Major (12673) 1st Garrison Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
In 1901 David, aged 15, was a rabbit catcher in Mertoun, Berwickshire and in 1911 he was serving with the 1st Battalion of the King's Own Scottish Borderers in India. He was a reservist and became a postman in Jedburgh in August 1913. He and his new wife Isabella lived in the High Street in Jedburgh and he was on the Browndeanlaws run when he was mobilised in August 1914. As Corporal (8976) he joined the 2nd KOSB in Belgium in November and then served with the 8th KOSB after they landed in France in July 1915. Later he was transferred to the 53rd Training Battalion as Sergeant (2/4062) before being posted to the 1st Garrison Battalion which had been sent to India in July 1917. David died of heatstroke in the hospital in Rawalpindi.
Born 1885 at Bemersyde, Mertoun, Berwickshire. Son of the late Jane (Douglas) Moody of Mertoun (died 1890) and of David Moody of Norham on Tweed. Husband of Isabella (Moor) Moody of High Street, Jedburgh and of Felkington, Northumberland who he married in 1913 in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland.
Died on Service on 6 June 1918 and buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery, Pakistan.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church, on the Lilliesleaf Parish War Memorial in Roxburghshire and on the Ladykirk Parish Church Roll of Honour in Berwickshire (just across the river from Norham).
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MOYES, A. R. L. C. R. SCOTS.
Adam Robson Moyes age 22 Lance Corporal (19074) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
Adam was a butcher and a footballer with the Edinburgh Nomads of the mid-week league when he enlisted in December 1914. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in January 1916 but he was killed six months later at Contalmaison on the first day of the battle of the Somme.
Born 1894 in Jedburgh. Son of James and Isabella (Robson) Moyes of Drumdryan Street, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.

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MOYES, JAS. SERGT. R. SCOTS
.
James Moyes age 21 Lance Sergeant (27797) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
James was a grocer in Edinburgh when he enlisted in November 1915. He was mobilised in January 1916 and joined his battalion in France in May1916. He was promoted to Corporal in April 1917 and to Lance Sergeant just two days before he was killed.
Born 1896 in Jedburgh. Son of James and Isabella (Robson) Moyes of Drumdryan Street, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 26 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


MURRAY, JAS. PTE. SEAF. H.
James Murray age 25 Private (S/7400) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
James joined his battalion in France in June 1915 but he was killed a year later during the first day of the battle of the Somme.
Born 1891 in Jedburgh. Son of James and Annie (Leithead) Murray of 26 Canongate, Jedburgh. Husband of Burns (Hope) Murray of 31 Canongate, Jedburgh who he married in 1915 in Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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MURRAY, J. O. MAR. ENG. AUST. S. CO.
James Oliver Murray age 33 Third Engineer S.S. "Australdale" (Brisbane) Mercantile Marine.
James served his apprenticeship as an engineer in Jedburgh and was employed in Newcastle before he went to sea in 1907. He qualified as a marine engineer and latterly he was employed by the Australian Steamship Company. He was on duty in the engine room when his ship, which was sailing from Wales to Gibraltar with a cargo of coal, was torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine U-22 off the north-west coast of Spain.
Born 1884 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Barbara (Oliver) Murray (died 1894) and of the late Robert Murray of New Bongate, Jedburgh (died 1899) Husband of Elizabeth Purves (Scott) Murray of Burgh View Jedburgh who he married in 1905 in Edinburgh.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 19 October 1917 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

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MURRAY, ROW. J. PTE. R. S. F
.
Note: All military records have just John Murray.
John Murray age 27 Private (295225) 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Rowland was employed in a posting establishment in Ayr when he enlisted as Private (1887) in the Ayrshire Yeomanry in 1914. He landed with the 1/1st Battalion at Gallipoli in October 1915 and later served in Egypt and in Palestine. He was transferred to the 12th RSF when it was formed in January 1917 and they moved to France in June 1918.
Born 1891 in Jedburgh as Rowland John Murray. Son of the late Barbara (Oliver) Murray (died 1894) and of the late Robert Murray of New Bongate, Jedburgh (died 1899).
Killed in Action on 20 September 1918 and buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France.
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OLIVER, ALEX. PTE. R. M. L. I.
Alexander Symington Oliver age 19 Private (PO/559(S) Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry.
By 1901 the family had moved to from Jedburgh to Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne and in 1911 Alexander was an assistant butcher with the River Plate Fresh Meat Company. He enlisted in September 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in April 1915 but he was killed just over a week later.
Born 1895 in Jedburgh. Son of Robert and Ellen Falconer (Swan) Oliver of 78 Colston Street, Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Missing in Action on 6 May 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


OLIVER, J. M. L. SERGT. K. O. S. B.
James Melville Oliver age 19 Lance Sergeant (617) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James played with the Jed-Forest rugby team and as a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB 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 1896 in Jedburgh. Son of William Lunn Oliver and of Alice Melville (Arnott) Oliver of 3 Cornelius Close, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


OLIVER, JOHN L. SERGT. SEAF. H.
John Oliver age 26 Sergeant (S/5398) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John trained as a clothier and draper in Messrs Hislop & Oliver at Albion House in Jedburgh, where his father was a senior partner, before he spent some time in Canada. He had been a player with Jed-Forest Rugby Club when he enlisted in 1914 and he joined his battalion in France in February 1915. John was fatally wounded during the first day of the battle of the Somme.
Born 1890 in Jedburgh. Son of John and Elizabeth (Maclean) Oliver of Abbey Grove, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 2 July 1916 and buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.


OLIVER, JOHN PTE. CANADIANS.
John Oliver age 39 Private (447163) 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
John served his apprenticeship as a joiner in Jedburgh before he emigrated to Canada and he was a carpenter when he enlisted in Calgary, Alberta in May 1915. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 1916 and was posted to his battalion in France in August but he was killed three months later.
Born 1877 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Alexander Oliver (died 1889) and Margaret (Scott) Oliver of 3 Queen Street, Jedburgh. He also named his friend Miss E. Veitch of 5 Duck Row, Jedburgh on his service record.
Killed in Action on 18 November 1916 and buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France.


OLIVER, J. H. L. C. SEAF. H.
John Harvey Oliver age 22 Private (S/1908) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John worked as a joiner with his father in Jedburgh and played rugby with Jed-Forest. He enlisted in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915. He was wounded at Loos in September 1915 and had only just returned to his battalion when he was fatally wounded.
Born 1893 in Jedburgh as John Oliver. Son of Adam and Jane (Harvey) Oliver of 16 Queen Street, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 1 April 1916 and buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.


OLIVER, J. P. PTE. SEAF. H.
John Poulter Oliver age 19 Private (S/25645) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John had served his apprenticeship as a gardener in Jedburgh before the family moved to London in early 1916.
Born 1899 in Jedburgh. Son of Adam William Oliver and of Helen (Poulter) Oliver of 5 Davis Road, The Vale, Acton, London. Adam and Helen had married in 1896 in London.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1918 and buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh.


OLIVER, R. K. SERGT. K. O. S. B.
Robert Kerr Oliver age 24 Lance Sergeant (200981) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School before becoming a postman in November 1913. He enlisted in the 4th KOSB in January 1915 and was posted to the 6th KOSB in France in June 1917 He was wounded in September 1917 and died two days later in the 12th Casualty Clearing Station at Proven in Belgium.
Born 1892 in Jedburgh. Son of Thomas and Ellen Tully (Kerr) Oliver 71 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 23 September 1917 and buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


OLIVER, R. Y. PTE. M. G. C.
Robert Young Oliver age 20 Private (125287) 5th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.
Robert worked on Lintalee Farm before enlisting as Private (203222) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in August 1917. He was transferred to the MGC and joined his battalion in France but he was killed three months later.
Born 1898 in Bonchester Bridge, Southdean, Roxburghshire. Son of James and Elizabeth (Young) Oliver of Lintalee Farm, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 21 August 1918 and named on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


OLIVER, WM. PTE. A. & S. H.
William Oliver age 42 Private (18883) 1/8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
In 1911 William was a stone mason, living with his wife Mary at 8 Cockshaw, Hexham, Northumberland. He enlisted in Carlisle in October 1916 and was posted as Private (54868) to the 23rd Works Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment at Prescot in Lancashire. William was posted to the Argylls in France in April 1917 but was fatally wounded a year later. He was buried in Molinghem Communal Cemetery but was re-interred in January 1952.
Born 1876 in Jedburgh. Son of the late William Oliver (died 1893) and of Isabella (Cairncross) Oliver of Old Bridge End, Jedburgh. Husband of Mary (Chilton) Oliver of 8 Cockshaw, Hexham who he married in 1902 in Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Died of Wounds on 14 April 1918 and buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Hexham War Memorial.
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ORMISTON, ROBT. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Robert Ormiston age 22 Private (12354) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was employed by Messrs James Boyd & Son, Manufacturers, in Jedburgh when he enlisted in 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed by a sniper three months later.
Born 1893 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of the late Janet (Johnstone) Ormiston (died 1900) and of the late Charles Cowan Ormiston of Galashiels (died 1908) Brother of Mrs Elizabeth Bertram of 26 Queen Street, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 4 August 1915 and buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.


PRINGLE, WM. PTE. K. O. S. B.
William Pringle age 21 Private (22123) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was an apprentice ironmonger in Jedburgh when he enlisted in the 3/4th KOSB in November 1915. He was posted to the 1st KOSB in France in March 1917 and transferred to the 7th/8th KOSB in April but was diagnosed with tuberculosis and evacuated home in November. William was discharged from the army in January 1918 and was awarded a Silver War Badge (303361) William died in the Anderson Sanatorium, Howdenbank, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Born 1897 in Blackwood, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.
Son of the late James Pringle (died 1898) and Agnes (Millar) Pringle (died 1900) of Blackwood, Lesmahagow.
Adopted son of Archibald and Sarah (Moffat) Pringle of Stichill Schoolhouse, Roxburghshire.
Died on 2 June 1918 and buried in Stichill Parish Churchyard (CWG)
Also named on the Stichill Parish War Memorial and on the Kelso War Memorial.


RAE, R. B. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Robert Brockie Rae age 18 Private (31678) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was employed in the Allerley Engineering Works in Jedburgh when he enlisted. He died of bronchitis in the Royal Prussian Hospital in Triere, Germany while a prisoner of war but he was re-interred in Cologne after the war.
Born 1899 in Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire. Son of William James Turnbull Rae and Betsy or Elizabeth (Brockie) Rae of Blackadder Mount, Berwickshire.
Died on Service on 30 July 1918 and buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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REID, W. S. CH. ERA. R. N. SUB.
William Smail Reid age 26 Chief Engine Room Artificer (1355EA) H.M. Submarine E.16. Royal Naval Reserve.
The submarine E16 is believe to have hit a mine in the North Sea off Heligoland.
In 1891 William's father was a postman in Jedburgh but by 1901 the family had moved to Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey and his mother Agnes died there two years later.
Born 1890 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Agnes (Smail) Reid (died 1903) and of Hugh Dalgleish Reid of Queen Street, Jedburgh and of Washington Road, Kingston-on-Thames. Hugh married Margaret Oram Wickens in 1904 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
Husband of Agnes (Townsend) Reid of 163 Glasgow Road, Dumbarton who he married in April 1916 in Dumbarton.
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea on 22 August 1916 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the Kingston-on-Thames War Memorial.


RENTON, GEO. PTE. R. SCOTS.
George Renton age 19 Private (26268) 17th Battalion, Royal Scots.
George was a farm worker when he enlisted in July 1915. He joined the 12th Royal Scots in France in December but was wounded and evacuated to hospital in London in July 1916. George returned to France and joined the 17th Royal Scots in January 1917 but he was fatally wounded three months later and died in the 107th Field Ambulance.
Born 1897 in Jedburgh. Son of James and Janet Renton of Exchange Street and of 5 Abbey Close, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 16 April 1917 and buried in Nesle Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


ROBERTSON, JAS. CPL. CANADIANS.
James Robertson age 29 Private (675132) 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
James had emigrated to Canada in about 1912 and was a baker living at 591 Adelaide Street in Woodstock, Ontario when he enlisted there in January 1916. He sailed from Canada in October 1916 and was posted to his battalion in France in July 1917 but he was killed a month later.
Born 1888 in Jedburgh as James Hollands. Son of Christina (Hollands) Robertson of 8 Exchange Street, Jedburgh, of 3 Slitrig Bank, Hawick and of 30 High Street, Jedburgh. and step-son of the late William Beaufort Robertson (died 1914) who married Christina in 1895 in Jedburgh.
William Robertson had been born at Fort Beaufort, in Cape Colony, South Africa, and had lost a leg at the battle of Magersfontein in 1899 while serving with the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders.
Killed in Action on 21 August 1917 and buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church, on the Hawick Roll of Honour and on the Woodstock War Memorial.
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ROBSON, ARCH. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Archibald Robson age 27 Private (27738) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Archibald served his apprenticeship as a joiner in Kirkcaldy in Fife and was employed in a rice milling machinery manufacturer at Dunnikier Foundry at Dysart when he enlisted as Private (2274) in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in November 1914. He was posted to the 2nd KOSB in France in 1916 and transferred to the 7th/8th Battalion. Archibald was buried at Oulchy le Chateau but was re-interred at Buzancy in July 1919.
Born 1892 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Mary (Sprott) Robson (died 1915) and of Archibald Robson of Kidd Street, Dysart, Fife and of Bonjedward, Jedburgh. Husband of Frances (Rothwell) Robson of 92 Mid Street, Pathhead, Fife and of 3 Junction Road, Kirkcaldy who he married in 1911 in Dysart, Fife.
Killed in Action on 23 July 1918 and buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Kirkcaldy War Memorial.

and his brother

ROBSON, PETER SERGT. SEAF. H
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Peter Sprott Robson age 30 Sergeant (S/16182) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Peter, aged 16, enlisted as Private (7876) in the 2nd Seaforths in February 1903 and served in Ireland. He was posted to the 1st Battalion in India in February 1906 and transferred to the Army Reserve in February 1911. During that year Peter and his parents lived and worked in Kirkcaldy, Peter was employed in the Fife Forge, but by 1914 they had returned to Jedburgh where Peter worked in his father's business and played for Jed-Forest Rugby Club. As a reservist he was mobilised at the outbreak of war and joined the 2nd Battalion in France in August 1914. He was wounded in at Ypres in April 1915 and evacuated to Lochee Hospital in Dundee in May. Peter was discharged from the army when his term had expired in February 1916 but after he had recovered from his wounds he re-enlisted.
Born 1886 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Mary (Sprott) Robson (died 1915) and of Archibald Robson of Kidd Street, Dysart, Fife and of Bonjedward, Jedburgh. Husband of Jean (Falconer) Robson of Monteviot, Jedburgh and of 49 Rosemount Avenue, Westmount, Montreal, Canada who he married in May 1915 in Kirkcaldy.
Died of Wounds on 19 November 1917 and buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.
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ROBSON, J. T. L. C. SC. RIFLES.
John Todd Robson age 34 Lance Corporal (13957) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John was a clerk at Bongate woollen mill when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1880 in Jedburgh. Son of William and Margaret (Todd) Robson of Bongate Mill House and of Crown Lane, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


RUNCIMAN, J. D. PTE. R. SCOTS.
John Darling Runciman age 29 Private (31380) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was a forester on the Earl of Home's estate when he enlisted. He was posted to the 13th Royal Scots in France and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion. John died in the 7th Field Ambulance.
Born 1887 in Ednam, Roxburghshire. Son of William and Isabella Pace (Young) Runciman. Husband of Mary (Brown) Runciman of Linthaugh, Jedburgh who he married in 1909 in Maxton, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 9 April 1917 and buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


SCOTT, DAVID GUN. R. G. A.
David Wright Scott age 23 Gunner (81932) 290th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
David was a baker who lived with his brother Thomas at Laburnum Cottage in St. Boswells, Roxburghshire when he enlisted in December 1915. He was mobilised in May 1916 and posted to his battery in December 1916.
Born 1894 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Joan Roy (Wright) Scott (died 1905) and of James Kennedy Scott, and step-son of May Mary Prentice (Waldie) Scott of 10 High Street, Jedburgh and of Lochend Farm Jedburgh.
May married James in 1909 in Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
He named his brother Thomas as his legatee but Thomas died in March 1919.
Killed in Action on 31 October 1917 and buried in Ruisseau Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the St. Boswells Parish War Memorial.
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SCOTT, G. D. PTE. A. S. C.
Not listed by CWGC.
George Douglas Scott age 23 Driver (M/399373) 19 Corps Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps.
George was a butcher, living at 12 Exchange Street, Jedburgh when he enlisted in April 1918. He was posted to France as a heavy lorry driver in June 1918 but suffered with the result of an earlier appendix operation in 1916. He was invalided home in May 1919 and treated for a ventral hernia in hospital at Ashton in Makerfield in Lancashire. He was discharged from the army at the end of that year. George died of tonsillitis and meningitis at the family home in Jedburgh.
Born 1897 in Kelso, Roxburghshire. Son of John Scott and of Agnes Douglas (Waugh) Scott of 12 Exchange Street, Jedburgh.
Died on 19 January 1921. Burial place not known.


SCOTT, G. L. PTE. SEAF. H.
George Laing Scott age 20 Private (S/12921) 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
George was a baker's vanman in Jedburgh when he enlisted.
Born 1897 in Jedburgh. Son of Thomas and Margaret (Laing) Scott of 33 Canongate, Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 12 April 1918 and buried in Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Belgium.


SCOTT, JAS. PTE. SEAF. H.
James Scott age 20 Private (S/3637) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
James served his apprenticeship as a gardener at Hartrigge, Jedburgh and held a position in the gardens at Floors, Kelso when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle at Loos.
Born 1895 in Jedburgh. Son of John and Betsy (Short) Scott of Annfield, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh.
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