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SINTON, PETER, PTE. IR. GDS.
Peter Sinton – age 25 – Private (4712) Irish Guards.
Peter was a journeyman gardener but he worked at the Rosyth Dockyards in 1912/1913. He joined the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards in France in November 1914 but he was discharged from the army in February 1916 due to illness. Peter died of tuberculosis later that year in the Anderson Sanatorium, Howdenbank, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Born 1891 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Helen Scott Sinton (died 1896).
Grandson of Robert and Margaret (Taylor) Sinton, of Bonjedward, Jedburgh.
Died on 18 December 1916 and buried in Jedburgh (Castlewood) Cemetery. (CWG)


SPEIRS, R. P. LIEUT. A. & S. H.
Ronald Patrick Speirs – age 20 – Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Ronald was educated from 1910 at Fettes College in Edinburgh and then at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He was commissioned in the Special Reserve in August 1914; in the Argylls in July 1915 and he joined the 2nd Argylls in France in August 1916. Ronald was promoted to Lieutenant just before he was killed.
Born 1897 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Sheriff Peter Alexander Speirs of Bonjedward, Jedburgh (died 1907) and of Florence (Cooke) Speirs of 45 St. George's Court, Gloucester Road, London and of Lincoln House, Basil Road, London.
Missing in Action on 23 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on an individual memorial in Jedburgh Parish Church, on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the Fettes College memorial.


SPENCE, GEO. GUN. N. Z. ART.
George Hollands Spence – age 33 – Gunner (2/2004) 3rd Battery, 1st Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery.
George had emigrated to Australia in 1907. His mother and other family emigrated to New Zealand in 1911 and George was a plumber living at Church Street West, Timaru, New Zealand when he enlisted in April 1915. He sailed from New Zealand in August and served in Egypt from September before the NZ Artillery moved to France in April 1916. George died of gas poisoning in the 1/3rd Northumberland Field Ambulance.
Born 1882 in Jedburgh as George Spence. Son of the late William Spence of Jedburgh (died 1902) and of Margaret (Hollands) Spence of Halfway Bush, Dunedin, New Zealand and of 71 Nairn Street, Kaikorai, Dunedin.
Died of Wounds on 21 September 1916 and buried in Fricourt British Cemetery, Somme, France.
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SPENCE, PETER PTE. CANADIANS.
Peter Spence – age 25 – Private (434903) 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Peter had served his apprenticeship as an ironmonger in Market Place, Jedburgh before he emigrated to Medicine Hat, Alberta in June 1910 to join his parents there, and he was working in hardware when he enlisted in February 1915. He sailed with his battalion from Halifax, Nova Scotia in October and they landed in France in August 1916 but Peter was killed four months later during the battle at Ancre Heights on the Somme.
Born 1891 in Jedburgh. Son of Walter and Margaret (Michie) Spence of Abbey Place, Jedburgh and of 938 Braemar Street, Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Missing in Action on 19 November 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.


STORRIE, JOHN PTE. K. O. S. B.
Note: the family name varies from record to record STORIE/STORRIE/STORY.
John Storie – age 20 – Private (574) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 John was working in a woollen mill 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 Jedburgh as John Story. Son of Robert and Isabella (Ferguson) Storie of 1 Queen Street, 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 on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh.


STORRIE, ROBT. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Note: the family name varies from record to record STORIE/STORRIE but is usually the latter.
Robert Storrie – age 28 – Private (9133) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had been a clerk at Jedburgh Railway Station before he enlisted in the KOSB for 7 years. In 1911 he was serving with the 1st KOSB in India, and he was a reservist, working for the North British Railway Company at the Leith Walk Station in Edinburgh, when he was mobilised in August 1914. Robert landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 15 August as part of the original British Expeditionary Force but he was killed a week later at Mons.
Born 1885 in Jedburgh as Robert Simpson Storie. Son of Andrew and Maggie (McMillan) Storrie of Bonjedward, Jedburgh. Husband of Elizabeth (Steel) Storrie who he married in 1913 in Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 23 August 1914 and named on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the North British Railway Company memorial in Waverley Station in Edinburgh.
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SWANSTON, A. P. PTE. BL. WATCH.
Andrew Swanston – age 22 – Private (S/12512) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Andrew was employed in Allars Mill in Jedburgh when he enlisted in April 1916. He was posted to his battalion in Mesopotamia but was fatally wounded.
Born 1895 in Peebles as Andrew. Son of Peter and Margaret (Renilson) Swanston of 5 Blackhills Close, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 24 February 1917 and buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh.


TAYLOR, H. G. PTE. R. SCOTS.
Henry Gordon Taylor – age 39 – Private (40263) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Henry was a gardener at Bonjedward House, Jedburgh when he enlisted. He joined 7th/8th King's Own Scottish Borderers as Private (25088) in October 1916 but was evacuated home for surgical treatment. He had just returned to the front when he was killed.
Born 1879 in Monifeith, Forfarshire/Angus. Son of the late Rachel (Duncan) Taylor (died 1910) and of John Taylor of Methil, Fife. Husband of Jane Marr (Shand) Taylor of 12 Exchange Street and of 42 Castlegate, Jedburgh who he married in 1901 in Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 25 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


TELFER, JAS. PTE. CANADIANS.
James Telfer – age 36 – Private (887401) 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry
James emigrated to Canada in March 1910 and was a groom on a farm in the Saltcoats area of Saskatchewan when he enlisted at nearby Yorkton in January 1916, He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in September. James joined his battalion in France in February 1917 but was killed two months later.
Born 1881 in Jedburgh. Son of Euphemia (Telfer) Ballantyne of 65 Castlegate Jedburgh and step-son of William Ballantyne.
Euphemia and William married in 1883 in Wilton, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on April 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the Saltcoats Town and District War Memorial in Saskatchewan.
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Three sons of the late Robert Thomson of Sharplaw, Jedburgh and of Mary (Hume) Thomson of 2 Exchange Street, Jedburgh.

THOMSON, C. A. PTE. AUSTRS.
Charles Aitken Thomson – age 27 – Private (472) 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry.
Charles had served his apprenticeship at Hartrigge, Jedburgh before he emigrated in 1911 and he was a gardener, living at 8 Foss Street, Forest Lodge, New South Wales, when he enlisted in August 1914. He sailed from Sydney in October and, after a period in Egypt from December 1914, the battalion landed at Gallipoli in April 1915.
Born 1888 in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 2 May 1915 and named on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


THOMSON, GEO. PTE. AUSTRS.
George Thomson – age 36 – Private (6365) 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry.
George was a ship's steward, living at Meringa, Boundary Road, Croydon, New South Wales, when he enlisted in March 1916. He sailed from Sydney in September and landed in Plymouth before joining his battalion in France in February 1917. He was wounded in May and after treatment in hospitals in Rouen and Le Havre he rejoined his battalion in August only to be wounded again in October. George was evacuated to hospital in Epsom before returning to his battalion in April 1918. He was killed four months later and was buried in Proyart Communal Cemetery Extension but was re-interred in April 1923.
Born 1882 in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 26 August 1918 and buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France.


THOMSON, R. T. PTE. AUSTRS.
Robert Hume Thomson – age 40 – Private (3992) 51st Battalion, Australian Infantry.
Robert had been a gardener at Hunthill, Jedburgh before he emigrated and was still a gardener, living in Perth, Western Australia when he enlisted in June 1917. He sailed from Melbourne, Victoria in October and landed at Devonport in December before joining his battalion in France in April 1918. Robert was killed a week later. He is known to be buried in Adelaide Cemetery but his actual burial plot was lost and he has a special memorial marker.
Born 1877 in Glendale, Northumberland.
Husband of Margaret Lawson (Eunson) Thomson, of Edward Street, Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia and later of 7 George Street, Leith, who he married in 1904 in Leith North.
Killed in Action on 24 April 1918 and buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France.
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THOMSON, J. R. PTE. SEAF. H.
James Rutherford Thomson – age 21 – Private (S/2863) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
James was a butcher in Jedburgh when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later when he was hit by shrapnel near Loos.
Born 1894 in Jedburgh. Son of the late James Thomson of the Caledonian Hotel, 10 Canongate, Jedburgh (died 1912) and of Katherine Dow (Devlin) Thomson of East Bank House, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 14 September 1915 and buried in Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh.


THOMSON, WM. S. SERGT. A. S. C.
William George Telfer Thomson – age 36 – Staff Sergeant/Mechanic (M2/050801) Advanced Motor Transport Workshops, Army Service Corps.
William served his apprenticeship as an engineer in Jedburgh and was thereafter employed in different areas of the country. He enlisted in December 1914 and served at Gallipoli and in Egypt from April 1915. He was invalided home due to ill heath and after he recovered he was posted to Mesopotamia in early 1917 where he succumbed to heat-stroke.
Born 1881 in Jedburgh as William George Thomson. Son of the late William Thomson and of Christina (Telfer) Thomson of Old Bongate, Jedburgh. Husband of Catherine Mather (Cochrane) Thomson of 20 Milnab Street, Crieff, Perthshire who he married in 1905 in Govan, Glasgow.
Died on Active Service on 20 July 1917 and buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
Also named on the Crieff War Memorial.


THOMSON, WM. PTE. R. SCOTS.
William Thomson – age 20 – Private (1374) 1/4th Battalion (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots.
William was working in the offices of a chartered accountant in Edinburgh when he enlisted. He was involved in the rail accident at Quintinshill near Gretna on 22 May 1915 while en-route to Liverpool but was unhurt and eventually landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1895 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Robert Thomson (Solicitor and Bank Agent) of Jedburgh (died 1902) and of Jane Kirkwood (Jenkinson) Thomson of 5 Hope Street, Leith, Edinburgh (died 1916)
Missing in Action on 28 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


THORBURN, R. B. LIEUT. S. AF. SCOTS.
Robert Brown Thorburn – age 39 – Lieutenant, 4th Regiment, South African Infantry.
Pipe Major Thorburn, late of the Cameronians, served in the 8th Infantry Regiment of the Union Defence Force (the Transvaal Scottish) throughout the German South West Africa campaign and was commissioned in the South African Scottish Regiment in August 1915. He was promoted to Lieutenant in October 1915 and served in Egypt before going to France in June 1916. Robert was killed at Waterlot Farm on the edge of Delville Wood.
Born 1877 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Elizabeth Stark (Brown) Thorburn (died 1893) and of James Thorburn of Convent Cottage, Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 15 July 1916 and buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
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TURNBULL, ALEX. PTE. GORD. H.
Alexander Turnbull – age 20 – Private (S/10998) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Alexander was an apprentice grocer in Canongate, Jedburgh when he enlisted in July 1915. He joined the 2nd Gordons in France in October but was wounded and evacuated to Evington War Hospital in Leicester in December 1915. When he recovered he was posted to the 1/7th (Deeside) Battalion and then was transferred to the 1st Gordons. Alexander died in one of the Casualty Clearing Stations at Pernes.
Born 1897 in Jedburgh. Son of Richard and Isabella (Graham)Turnbull of 3 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 21 May 1918 and buried in Pernes British Cemetery, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


TURNBULL, ALEX. PTE. H. L. I.
Alexander Geddes Turnbull – age 21 – Private (201634) 1/5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Alexander was a butcher when he enlisted as Private (4211) in November 1915. He joined his battalion in Egypt in June 1916.
Born 1895 in Govan, Glasgow. Son of David Wilson Turnbull and Elizabeth Hope (Geddes) Turnbull of 54 Holm Street, Govan, Glasgow who had married in 1891 in Jedburgh. Grandson of Alexander Geddes, stationer, of Jedburgh and nephew of John Turnbull, clothier, of Denholm, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 11 July 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


TURNBULL, ALEX. PTE. CAM. H.
Alexander Turnbull – age 24 – Private (S/40828) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Alexander enlisted as Private (5295) in the 1/2nd Lovat Scouts and landed with them at Suvla Bay Gallipoli in September 1915. However he contracted typhoid and was evacuated home to hospital in Warrington, Cheshire. When he recovered he was posted as Private (5777) to the 1/4th Cameron Highlanders in France in the Spring of 1916 but he was transferred to the 5th Battalion.
Born 1893 in Jedburgh. Son of William and Elizabeth Pauline (Weatherston) Turnbull of 65 Canongate, Jedburgh..
Missing in Action on 3 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


TURNBULL, GEO. TPR. R. S. GREYS.
George Turnbull – age 28 – Private (D/12962) 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
George was employed by a butcher in the High Street, Jedburgh when he enlisted. He joined his unit in France in October 1915 as Private (GS/6719) and served for three years before he was fatally wounded. George died in a military hospital in Rouen.
Born 1889 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Andrew Turnbull (died 1905) and of Catherine (Jeffrey) Turnbull of 13 Exchange Street, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 8 April 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church as G.J. Turnbull.


TURNBULL, G. J. PTE. GORD. H.
George Innes Turnbull – age 32 – Private (S/14558) 8th/10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
George was a slater to trade and was working on Jedburgh Abbey when he enlisted in May 1916. He was posted to the 9th Gordons in France but was transferred to the combined 8th/10th Battalion.
Born 1884 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Isabella or Betsy (Bunyan) Turnbull (died 1909) and of Robert Turnbull of Jedburgh. Husband of Janet (Wilson) Turnbull of 1 Queen Street, Jedburgh who he married in 1915 in Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 26 December 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church as G.I. Turnbull.


TURNBULL, THOS. PTE. SEAF. H.
Thomas Turnbull – age 31 – Private (S/9524) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Thomas had served his apprenticeship as a tailor in Jedburgh but he was working in an Edinburgh Hotel when he married in 1912. He enlisted in September 1914 and joined his battalion in France in November 1915.
Born 1886 in Jedburgh. Son of John and Janet Elliot (Harkness) Turnbull of Cornelius Close, Jedburgh. Husband of Elizabeth Mary (Dalrymple) Turnbull of Lasswade, Midlothian who he married in 1912 in Canongate, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 2 August 1918 and buried in Caestre Military Cemetery, France.


TURNBULL, THOS. PTE. CANADIANS.
Thomas Turnbull – age 20 – Private (1024429) 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Thomas was living at 28 Rutherford Avenue, Mount Dennis, Toronto when he enlisted in November 1916. He sailed from Halifax,Nova Scotia in April 1917 and was posted to his battalion in France in June 1917.
Born 1893 in Edinburgh. Son of the late Robert and Catherine (McBain) Turnbull. He named his sister Janet Turnbull of 77 Castlegate, Jedburgh as his next of kin and named his aunt Mrs William Turnbull of Jedfoot Cottage, Jedburgh in his will. He was the grandson of the late Thomas of Glendouglas, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 28 April 1918 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.


TURNBULL, WM. M.M. PTE. K. O. S. B.
William Turnbull, Military Medal – age 24 – Lance Corporal (29940) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a ploughman at Mossburnford Farm, Jedburgh when he enlisted in February 1915. He was posted to the 7th/8th Battalion, KOSB, after it had been merged in May 1916, but was transferred to the 2nd KOSB. William had been awarded a M.M. in late 1918 but he died from gas-shell poisoning in hospital in Rouen before it was officially announced.
Born 1894 at Chesterhall in Bowden, Roxburghshire. Son of Andrew and Beatrice Elliot (Dalgleish) Turnbull of Mossburnford Farm, Jedburgh and of Bowden, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 3 October 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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VEITCH, ARCH. M.M. PTE. N. ZEALDRS.
Note: I cannot find any record of the award of a Military Medal but see text below.
Archibald Veitch – age 31 – Private (8/1159) Otago Regiment, New Zealand Infantry.
Archibald had served his apprenticeship as a plumber in Jedburgh and was employed on government work for the telegraph service before the family emigrated to New Zealand in 1913. He was working in Dunedin when he enlisted there in October 1914. He sailed from Port Chalmers, Dunedin later that month and landed at Alexandria in December 1914 where he volunteered for patrol work in the firing line at the Suez Canal and was awarded a special medal. Alexander then moved with his battalion to take part in the landings at Gallipoli in April 1915 but he was killed at Chunuk Bair four months later.
Born 1884 in Jedburgh as Archibald Robson Veitch. Son of John and Mary Ann (Robson) Veitch of 65 Castlegate, Jedburgh and of Roslyn, Dunedin.
Missing in Action on 6 August 1915 and named on the Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and his brother

VEITCH, JOHN PTE. N. ZEALDRS
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John Veitch – age 32 – Private (8/4237) 2nd New Zealand Entrenching Battalion.
John was employed in the Jedburgh Aerated Water Company before the family emigrated to New Zealand in 1913. He was a gardener when he enlisted in December 1915 and he sailed in April 1916 as reinforcement of the Otago Regiment. He joined the 1st Battalion in France in June 1916 but was wounded in July . He was wounded again in September and after treatment in hospital in Rouen he was evacuated to the 3rd Southern General Hospital in Oxford, together with his brother James who had been wounded in the same action. He returned to France and joined the 3rd Battalion in May 1917. John was transferred to the Entrenching Battalion in March 1918 but died two months later.
Born 1885 in Jedburgh. Son of John and Mary Ann (Robson) Veitch of 65 Castlegate, Jedburgh and of Roslyn, Dunedin.
Died of Wounds on 8 May 1918 and buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Belgium.

Their older brother, James, enlisted in the Otago Regiment as Private (8/3103) in June 1915. As mentioned above, he was wounded in September 1916 and was then severely wounded in October 1918. He was evacuated to the New Zealand War Contingent Hospital at Walton-on-Thames where he right leg was amputated. He was repatriated to New Zealand in November 1919.
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WAITE, J. S. PTE. K. O. S. B.
John Scott Wait – age 20 – Private (566) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
As a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB John 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 1895 at Abbotrule in Southdean, Roxburghshire as Wait.
Son of James and Agnes (Kerr) Wait, formerly of Canongate, Jedburgh, and of 60 High Street, Eyemouth, Berwickshire.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named as Wait on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the Eyemouth War Memorial.


WALDIE, J. S. R. PTE. SEAF. H.
John Scott Robson Waldie – age 19 – Private (S/5507) 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John was an apprentice blacksmith at Abbey Place, Jedburgh when he enlisted in August 1914. He joined his battalion in France in March 1915 but he was killed two months later.
Born 1896 in Jedburgh. Son of William and Margaret (Short) Waldie of 1a Old Bongate, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 9 May 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


WALDIE, R. A. H. SERGT. SEAF. H.
Robert Andrew Huggan Waldie – age 22 – Sergeant (S/5020) 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Robert was a grocer in Kelso, Roxburghshire when he enlisted in September 1914. He joined the 2nd Seaforths in France in May 1915. He was wounded on three occasions, including on 1 July 1916, the first day of the battle of the Somme. Robert died in the 8th Casualty Clearing Station at Duisans.
Born 1894 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Robert Waldie and of Janet White (Huggan) Waldie of 35 High Street, Jedburgh.
Died of wounds on 25 April 1917 and buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.


WALDIE, R. B. PTE. N. ZEALDRS.
Robert Broomfield Waldie – age 35 – Private (10/"78") Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Infantry.
Robert was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School before serving his apprenticeship in the Royal Bank of Scotland. He joined the King's Own Scottish Borderers as a bugler (7219) in April 1900 and served in the South African War for a year before he was discharged and he rejoined the bank in Edinburgh. He obtained a position with the Bank of the River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then in 1911 he moved to New Zealand. He was working as a farm hand at Mangatoro, Dannevirke on the North Island when he enlisted in the Wellington Regiment in the nearby town of Masterton in August 1914. Robert sailed from Wellington in October and served in Egypt before landing with his battalion at Gallipoli in April 1915 but he was killed at Chunuk Bair four months later.
Born 1880 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Jane Broomfield (Clapperton) Waldie (died 1897) and of Robert Waldie of Glencairn, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 8 August 1915 and named on the Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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WATSON, J. O. PTE. R. S. F.
John Oliver Watson – age 26 – Private (265555) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
John was a grocer's assistant living at 226 Possil Road, Glasgow when he married in 1915 in Glasgow. He died in the 56th Casualty Clearing Station at Gezaincourt.
Born 1892 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Janet (Oliver) Watson of Jedburgh (died 1903) and of Andrew Watson of 6 Brown Street, Renfrew. Husband of Christina (Robinson) Watson of 12 Murray Street, Maryhill who he married in 1915 in Possilpark, Lanarkshire.
Died of Wounds on 30 March 1918 and buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


WAUGH, ALEX. PTE. GORD. H. (but see text)
Alexander Waugh – age 38 – Private (29611) 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. (Canadian Scottish)
Alexander had served his apprenticeship as a bank clerk in Jedburgh and had been in Canada for a number of years. He was a clerk in Vancouver, British Columbia when he enlisted there in the local militia, the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada in August 1914. Men from the unit and from other militia units, including the 50th Gordon Highlanders of Canada from Victoria, B.C. volunteered for overseas service and were formed into a battalion at Valcartier in Quebec in September and Alexander was posted to 1st Company, Gordon Highlanders, 16th Battalion, Canadian Scottish. The battalion sailed from Quebec in October and after training in England, landed at St Nazaire in February 1915. Alexander was wounded in May but was able to return to his battalion only to be buried by shell-fire in August. He became ill in February 1916 and after treatment in hospital at Etaples he was evacuated to Edmonton War Hospital in London before being transferred to the Canadian Hospital in Kent. He rejoined his battalion in France in May 1917.
Born 1880 in Jedburgh. Son of Alexander Oliver Waugh and of Elizabeth or Betsy (Sword) Waugh of 6 Exchange Street, Jedburgh. He named his brother Robert Sword Waugh of Market Place, Jedburgh as his next of kin.
Killed in Action on 11 August 1918 and buried in Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


WHITE, CHAS. PTE. SC. RFLS.
Charles White – age 22 – Private (17392) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Charles was employed at Lanton, Jedburgh when he and his cousin, also called Charles (Private 17393), enlisted in the Scottish Rifles in December 1914. They landed with the 10th Battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but in September during the battle of Loos Charles (17392) suffered from gas-shell poisoning while Charles (17393) was wounded and evacuated to hospital in Manchester. This cousin was wounded again in August 1917 but survived the war.
Born 1894 in Cavers, Roxburghshire. In 1901 Charles, aged 6, was living with his mother and grandfather at Birkieknowe, Jedburgh.
Son of Elizabeth White. Grandson of Charles White who was named as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 29 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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WIGHT, ADAM SAPR. R. E.
Adam Wight – age 39 – Sapper (179429) 218th Field Company, Royal Engineers.
Adam was a stone mason when he enlisted. He was posted as Private (76766) to the Durham Light Infantry but was transferred to the Royal Engineers. Adam and seven of his comrades were killed by a shell and are buried side by side at Bienvillers.
Born 1878 in Jedburgh. Son of John and Euphemia (Hall) Wight of Jedburgh. Husband of Margaret Brash (Linn) Wight of Waterside, Jedburgh and of 283 Sadler Avenue, St. Vital, Manitoba, Canada who he married in 1902 in Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 5 April 1918 and buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


WIGHT, JOHN CORPL. K. O. S. B.
John Wight – age 20 – Lance Corporal (200716) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was brought up by his grandparents John and Elizabeth Wight in Jedburgh. He was a farm servant at Whitton Farm, Morebattle, Roxburghshire when he enlisted in the 4th KOSB in November 1914. He was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB in France April 1917 but was wounded and gassed and then joined the 6th KOSB. John was killed near Meteren.
Born 1897 in Jedburgh. Son of Thomas and Alice Jane (Whitelaw) Wight.
Nephew of Alexander Whitelaw of Marchcleuch Farm. Jedburgh who was named as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 18 August 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Morebattle Parish War Memorial and on the Kelso War Memorial.


WILLIAMSON, R. Y. CORPL. ESSEX REGT.
Robert Young Williamson – age 25 – Corporal (15826) 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
Robert served his apprenticeship as a draper in Hawick before emigrating to South Africa. At the outbreak of war he enlisted in Cape Town and joined the 2nd Essex in France in February 1915. Afterwards he went through the Dardanelles campaign, and, having been in hospital for sometime, passed a period of convalescence in England, and then returned to France.
Born 1891 in St. George, Edinburgh. Son of the late William Williamson and of Helen (Young) Williamson of 1 Bridge Street, of Hartrigge Lodge and of 13 Exchange Street, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 13 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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YELLOWLEES, THOS. GUN. R. G. A.
Thomas Yellowlees – age 24 – Gunner (307205) City of Edinburgh Heavy Battery, Lowland Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Thomas served his apprenticeship in the Jedburgh Electric Works and was appointed to a post in Melrose from where he enlisted in the RGA in October 1914. However he was transferred to munitions work until June 1918 when, at his request, he rejoined his regiment. Thomas contracted influenza during his training and he died of pneumonia in the Military Hospital in Hazeley Down Camp, Winchester, Hampshire.
Born 1894 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Gideon Yellowlees (died 1900) and Bessie or Elizabeth (Sharp) Yellowlees of 83 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Died on Service on 24 July 1918 and buried in Jedburgh (Castlewood) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


YOUNG, A. G. L. C. R. SCOTS.
Andrew George Young – age 23 – Lance Corporal (271505) 15th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Andrew was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School and at George Watson's College in Edinburgh. He had joined the family boot and shoe business of Young and Co. in Eastgate, Peebles and had also worked in the trade in Edinburgh before he enlisted as Private (2149) in the Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry in March 1915. He became a Brigade signaller, and. before going to France in April 1918, he was a dispatch rider and motor-cyclist with the Brigade Signal Section on the East Coast at Dunbar. Andrew was wounded by a bomb during an enemy air raid and died in the 5th General Hospital at Etaples two days later.
Born 1894 in Jedburgh. Son of ex-Provost Alexander Scott Young (died 1918) and of Catherine (Paxton) Young of Friars Cottage, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 21 May 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church, on the Peebles War Memorial, in the Book of Remembrance for Tweeddale and on the George Watson's College memorial and Roll of Honour.


YOUNG, JAS. M.M. SGT. SC. RFLS.
James Young, Military Medal – age 21 – Lance Sergeant (12532) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
In 1901 James, age 4, was with his siblings and his mother at his grandfather James Young's home at Hundalee Smithy, Jedburgh. He was in Ancrum when he enlisted in August 1914 and he joined the 2nd Cameronians in France in March 1915. At some point he transferred to the 1st Battalion and he was awarded the M.M. for his actions on 21/22 March 1918.
Born 1896 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Adam Young (died 1901) and of Ellen or Helen Linton (Paxton) Young of Hundalee Smithy, Jedburgh. He named his aunt Janet H. Veitch as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 13 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Ancrum Parish War Memorial.


YOUNG, W. B. PTE. GORD. H.
William Baxter Young – age 28 – Private (S/7998) 9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
William was a stone-mason who was working on restorations at Jedburgh Abbey when he enlisted in 1914. He landed at Boulogne with the 9th Pioneer Battalion of the Gordons in July 1915 but he was killed near Loos.
Born 1887 in Jedburgh. Son of Adam and Margaret (Watson)Young of 15 Canongate, Jedburgh. Husband of Margaret Pringle Smith c/o The British Linen Bank, Jedburgh (from 1917 Mrs John Forrest) who he married in January 1915 in St. Giles, Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 24 November 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on a memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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1939 -1945.


AGNEW, DAVID W. PILOT OFFICER. R. A. F.
David Michael Agnew – age 20 – Pilot Officer/Pilot (33484) 13 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
David was educated at Wellington College in Berkshire until 1936 before attending the RAF's Cranwell College. He was commissioned from there in December 1939. 13 Squadron began the War as an army co-operation squadron, equipped with the Westland Lysander. They returned from France and in November 1940 were based at RAF Hooton Park, near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. David's aircraft crashed near Hawarden, Flintshire and he and his crewman Leading Aircraftman (Wireless Operator) Douglas Frederick Giles were killed.
Born 1920 in Bangalore, India. Son of Colonel Herbert Charles Agnew O.B.E. and of Enys (Wason) Agnew of Bonjedward House, Jedburgh.
Died on Active Service on 18 November 1940 and buried in Hooton (St. Paul) Churchyard, Cheshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Wellington College memorial and on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


CAIRNS, JAMES A. A/B. R. N.
James Aitchison Cairns – age 26 – Able Seaman (P/JX 248908) H.M.S. President III. Royal Navy. (S.S. Lapwing)
HMS President III was the shore base for those serving on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. James was a gunner on the “Lapwing” which had sailed in convoy from Lisbon with a cargo of cork and pyrites, bound for Glasgow. The “Lapwing” had stopped to recover survivors from two other ships when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-203.
James worked for the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh.
Born 1916 in Eccles, Berwickshire. Son of Henry and Helen (Aitchison) Cairns. Husband of Thomasina (Scott) Cairns of Langlee Cottages, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire who he married in 1937 in Edinburgh.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 26 September 1941 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the Hobkirk Parish War Memorial in Roxburghshire and on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh.


CUNNINGHAM, GEORGE, PTE. A. C. CORPS.
George Cunningham – age 51 – Private (13024329) Army Catering Corps attached to the Pioneer Corps.
George was a coal miner at Cramlington in Northumberland when he married in 1924. He worked for the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh before he joined up.
Born 1893 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of Francis and Charlotte (Wilson) Cunningham. Husband of Florence Elizabeth (Weeks) Cunningham of 9 Bongate Gardens, Jedburgh who he married in 1924 in Carsluith, Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died on Active Service on 13 August 1943 and buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy.
Also named on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh.
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In 1939 a building known as Yates Retreat, in the village of Theydon Bois near Epping in Essex, was requisitioned as accommodation for the 6th KOSB who were engaged on security and other duties in the area. In the early hours of 18 November 1940 a German parachute mine dropped by the Luftwaffe struck the Retreat killing thirty men and injuring many others. Amongst them were two pals from Jedburgh who had joined the Territorials together and who had been called up together.


DICKSON, JOHN PTE. K. O. S. B.
John Brunton Dickson – age 20 – Private (3190474) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was an apprentice plumber in Jedburgh.
Born 1920 in Jedburgh. Son of Richard and Bessie (Brunton) Dickson of 18 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Killed by Enemy Action on 18 November 1940 and buried in Jedburgh (St. John) Churchyard. (CWG)
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh and on a memorial plaque in St. Mary's Church, Theydon Bois.


DOBSON, ALLAN B. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Allan Brown Dobson – age 19 – Private (3190483) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Allan was a plasterer in Jedburgh.
Born 1921 in Jedburgh. Son of Tom Brown Dobson and Isabella Ann (Lunn) Dobson of 10 Boundaries, Jedburgh.
Killed by Enemy Action on 18 November 1940 and buried in Jedburgh (Castlewood) Cemetery (CWG)
Also named on a memorial plaque in St. Mary's Church, Theydon Bois and on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.

A third man with a connexion to Jedburgh, James McGuire, was also killed. (see below)
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DOUGLAS, THOMAS SGT. R. A. F.
Thomas Douglas – age 21 – Sergeant/Air Gunner (632776) 207 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.
Thomas had worked at Dunion Quarry, Jedburgh before he joined the RAF in 1938 when he was 17. His Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Bottesford in Lincolnshire to lay mines in the North Sea but the aircraft was shot down by a German night-fighter and crashed near the Island of Mando. Only the Flight Engineer survived.
Born 1921 in Jedburgh. Son of ? Grandson of Mrs J. Scott of 7 Canongate, Jedburgh. Husband of Doris Lillian (Smith) Douglas of Kidlington, Ploughley, Oxfordshire who he married there in 1941.
Killed in Action on 17 August 1942 and buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery, Denmark.


FAIRBAIRN, ROBERT K. Y. FL. SGT. R. A. F.
Robert Kerr Yule Fairbairn – age 22 – Flight Sergeant (1316497) 91 Squadron, Fighter Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Robert had worked for the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh and held a clerical position in the Air Ministry prior to joining the RAF in 1942. In the winter of 1943/44 his squadron were based at RAF Tangmere in West Sussex, flying Spitfires in offensive sweeps across occupied France. Robert and a fellow pilot, Derek Roland Inskip, were killed when their aircraft collided over the Channel.
Born 1921 in Jedburgh. Son of William Robert and Jessie (Yule) Fairbairn of 66 Headrigg, Jedburgh. Husband of Marjorie (Badcock) Fairbairn of Abingdon, Berkshire who he married there in 1943.
Died on Active Service on 31 January 1944 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Also named on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh and on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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FASSON, FRANCIS A. B. LIEUT. G. C. R. N.
Francis Anthony Blair Fasson, George Cross – age 29 – Lieutenant, H.M.S. Petard, Royal Navy.
Known as “Tony” he entered the Royal Navy College at Dartmouth in 1926 and joined the battleship “Rodney” as a midshipman in 1930. He served in various ships in the following years and was was appointed first lieutenant of the destroyer “Hostile” in July 1939, seeing action in April 1940 during the First Battle of Narvik. In early 1941 Fasson was posted to HMS Nile, the naval headquarters in Alexandria, Egypt, finally returning to sea duty in March 1942 as first lieutenant of the destroyer “Petard”. On 30 October 1942 the “Petard”, in conjunction with other ships and an RAF Sunderland flying boat, attacked and badly damaged the German submarine U-559. Lt. Fasson together with Able Seaman Colin Grazier, R.N., both boarded a sinking submarine following action by H.M.S. Petard. The crew of the submarine surrendered and survivors were taken off. In total darkness Fasson and Grazier entered the sinking submarine to capture instruments and documentation fully aware of the dangers. They continued to hand over documents and equipment until suddenly the vessel sank like a stone without warning and took both to their deaths . Both were posthumously awarded the George Cross. The citation in the London Gazette of 14th September, 1943, reads: "Awarded the George Cross for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner."
Born 1913 in St. George, Edinburgh. Son of Captain Francis Hamilton Fasson, Scottish Horse, and Lilias Clara Bruce (Blair) Fasson, of Lanton, Jedburgh.
Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 30 October 1942 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh and on individual memorials in Jedburgh and in Bedrule Church, Roxburghshire.


HALL, ROBERT SGT. R. A. F.
Robert Hall – age 22 – Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner (1345891) 70 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Robert worked in the office of the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh before he enlisted in 1941. He trained in Canada and in the USA before he had to have a serious medical operation. He joined 70 Squadron at Cerignola in the Foggia area of Italy in mid-1944 but was killed when his Liberator bomber crashed near Manfredonia after an engine fire.
Born 1923 in Jedburgh. Son of John Hyslop Hall and of Mary Ann Hall (Renilson) Hall of 70 Castlegate, Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 3 March 1945 and buried in Bari War Cemetery, Italy.
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