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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Just noticed that Walter Knox, L-Cpl., Black Watch, is commemorated here. He was born at Stanley, worked as a gardner at Ballathie House and is commemorated on the Kinclaven & Caputh war memorials in Perthshire. I have no idea what his connection is here!


THE SCOTSMAN: 07.07.1915
RANK AND FILE KILLED
GALASHIELS


Lance-Corporal Walter Knox, of the 1/6th Black Watch, son of Mrs Knox, 3 Croft Street, is reported killed in France. Lance-Corporal Knox, who was 28 years of age, was a son of the late Mr Robert Knox, saddler, Jedburgh, and before he enlisted was a gardener with Sir Stuart Coates, Stanley. In a letter received by Mrs Knox from Captain W. Alexander, he says that Lance-Corporal Knox was out trench digging when he was shot through the throat by a sniper.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMELLIE, John Private 7062 1st/4th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers
Born: Cork Resided: Galashiels, Selkirk Enlisted: Galashiels, Selkirk (2/11/1914).
Age: 20 Date of Death: 12/07/1915 Cause: Killed in action (initially reported as missing).
Military Service: Private Smellie enlisted in the ¼ K.O.S.B. (Territorial Force on 2/11/1914); on 17/5/1915 he signed his agreement to serve outside the United Kingdom.
Family Notes: Son of Henry and Jane Smellie, of 124, Croft St., Galashiels, Selkirk.
Trade/profession: Pattern Maker (Enlistment Forms).
Other notes: Private Smellie’s Medal Index Card shows him as entering the Gallipoli Theatre of Operation on 4/6/1915. His Casualty Form (Army Form B.103) shows him as reported as missing on 12/7/1915 and subsequently 3/9/1915 as being “Struck of Strength” and officially listed as Killed in action on 12/7/1915.
Special Notes: Private Smellie is listed on the IWM records as “killed in action Dardanelles; July 12, 1915.”
Grave/Memorial: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222. Helles Memorial.
Other memorials: Private Smellie is named in the Scottish Roll of Honour in the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh; he is also named on the Galashiels War Memorial, in Galashiels.
Irish War Memorial
Records: Page No: Volume VIII, Page 3.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:33 am    Post subject: P.O. Robert Smail Reply with quote

OVERSEAS FORCES
AUSTRALIA
P.O. R. Smail



Name: SMAIL, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Navy
Unit Text: H.M.A. S/M. "AE1"
Age: 26
Date of Death: 14/09/1914
Service No: 1068
Additional information: Son of Robert and E. Sherriff Smail, of 14, Danks St., Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia. Native of Galashiels, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:04 am    Post subject: Pte. Andrew Sanderson Reply with quote

WW1
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Andrew Sanderson

(Glasgow Herald 14th Dec 1914)
"Intimation has just been received in Clydebank that Private Andrew Sandison (8930), of the Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on October 20. His parents live at 13 Gordon Street, Clydebank."

CWGC
Name: SANDERSON, ANDREW
Rank: Private
Service No: 8930
Date of Death: 20/10/1914
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. D. 3.
Cemetery: HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sanderson, of 6, Buchan St., South Side, Glasgow. Born at Galashiels.

SNWM
Surname: SANDERSON
Firstname: Andrew
Service Number: 8930
Date Death: 20/10/1914
Place of birth: Selkirk
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Scott Hay Reply with quote

WW1
KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Pte. James Hay

(Glasgow Herald 22 Dec 1914)
"Intimation was received in Galashiels yesterday that Private James Hay, of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, had been killed in action. Hay, who was 18 years of age, was home in Galashiels a fortnight ago before proceeding to the front. His father, an old soldier, is serving with the 4th K.O.S.B. (territorials) at Cambusbarron."

CWGC
HAY, JAMES SCOTT
Rank: Private
Service No: 6601
Date of Death: 15/12/1914
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of George and Janet Hay, of 2, Gullan's Close, Holyrood Rd., Edinburgh.

SNWM
Surname: HAY
Firstname: James Scott
Service Number: 6601
Date Death: 15/12/1914
Place of birth: Galashiels
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:10 am    Post subject: Pte. Alexander Shaw Reply with quote

WW1
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Alexander Shaw

(Glasgow Herald 24th Dec 1914)
"Four out of 17 members of the Edinburgh City Police who were reservists and rejoined the colours in August have given up their lives for their country. Two were killed on the field of battle and two have died of wounds. The second of the latter is Constable Alexander Shaw, who joined the force in June last, he was 24 years of age and had served 6 years in the Seaforth Highlanders, and he was at the front with the 1st battalion when he received a shrapnel wound in the thigh. He was brought to the general hospital at Manchester, and was progressing favourably, but gangrene supervened and he died on Sunday. He was a native of Galashiels, and has left a widow and child."

CWGC
SHAW, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 9510
Date of Death: 20/12/1914
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: Q. 391 (Screen Wall).
Cemetery: MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Christina M. Shaw, of 111, Fountain Bridge, Edinburgh. Served on the North-West Frontier of India.

SNWM
Surname: SHAW
Firstname: Alexander
Service Number: 9510
Date Death: 20/12/1914
Place of birth: Galashiels Selkirkshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:52 am    Post subject: John Andrew Brady Reply with quote

John Andrew Brady Pte 943 2nd Gordon Highlanders born Galashiels, Selkirk enlisted Aberdeen Age 20 Died of Wounds F & F 16-May-15 Son of John & Elizabeth Brady, Galashiels. Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy Fr 0279 Plot III Row U Grave 1
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: James Kelly Cleghorn Reply with quote

James Kelly Cleghorn Pte S/9552 9th Black Watch born Melrose enlisted Galashiels Age 34 Died of Wounds F & F 20-May-16 Son of Alex. and Mary Ann (nee Kelly) Cleghorn, of Galashiels. 1891 Census: 4 Park Street, Ladhope, Melrose. 1901 Census: 96 St Andrew St; Galashiels. B 1883 Occ Woollen Pattern Weavers Apprentice. Husband of Mary Smith (nee Milne) Cleghorn, of Townhead, Fettercairn, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. Laurencekirk MI. Bethune Town Cemetery Fr 0080 Plot V Row D Grave 03
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Robert Charles Lowther Gordon Reply with quote

Robert Charles Lowther Gordon 2nd Lt 8th Gordon Highlanders born Stroud, Gloucester. 26/07/1878 Age 37 Died of Wounds F & F 30-Sep-15 Son of James Rollings Gordon & Isabella Emily Pauline Lawford. Wimereux Communal Cemetery Fr 0064 Plot III Row N Grave 3
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:56 am    Post subject: Robert Scott Reply with quote

Robert Scott Cpl 829 6th Seaforth Highlanders born Galashiels enlisted Elgin Age 22 Killed in Action F & F 15-Nov-16 Son of John and Margaret Oliver Scott, 270, Halliburton Place, Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 386: Occ Shop Assistant address 29 High Buckholmside, Galashiels. B 1894. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15C Elgin & Galashiels
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject: George Wilson Reply with quote

George Wilson Pte 24604 7/8th King's Own Scottish Borderers born Aberdeen enlisted Galashiels residence Galashiels Killed in Action F & F 21-Apr-17 Son of James & Annie Wilson, 76 Hallibuton Pl; Galashiels. Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt Fr 0531 Plot I Row A Grave 39
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: R.Q.M.S. Hugh Fraser Reply with quote

WW1
KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
R.Q.M.S. Hugh Fraser

(Glasgow Herald 31st March 1915)


CWGC
FRASER, HUGH
Rank: Quartermaster Serjeant
Service No: 6100
Date of Death: 30/03/1915
Age: 48
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: J. 36.
Cemetery: GALASHIELS (EASTLANDS) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Isabella Fraser, of 40, Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels.

SNWM
Surname: FRASER
Firstname: Hugh
Service Number: 6100
Date Death: 30/03/1915
Place of birth: Kingston Ontario Canada
Other: 4th Bn.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Hardie Reply with quote

WW1
KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Pte. John Hardie

(Glasgow Herald 31st arch 1915)
"Intimation was received in Galashiels yesterday that Private J. Hardie, K.O.S.B. had been killed in action. He was a reservist, and went through the South African war with the Royal Scots. Before going to France he was employed at Buckholmside Skin Works, Galashiels."

CWGC
HARDIE, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 7251
Date of Death: 26/03/1915
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference Panel 22.
Memorial YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Annie Hardie, of 9, Greenside Place, Edinburgh.

SNWM
Surname: HARDIE
Firstname: John
Service Number: 7251
Date Death: 26/03/1915
Place of birth: Coldstream Berwick
Other: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: L/Cpl 8340 William Dodds, 4th KOSB, later 42825 14th HLI Reply with quote

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Name: DODDS, WILLIAM
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 4th Bn
Secondary Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to 14th Bn
Age: 23
Date of Death: 24/04/1917
Service No: 8340
Additional Information: Son of William and Margaret Dodds, of 84, Magdala Terrace, Galashiels.
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 12.
Cemetery: FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH

SNWM
Surname: DODDS
Firstname: William
Service Number: 8340
Date of Death: 24/04/1917
Place of Birth: Galashiels
Other: latterly 42825, 14th Bn The Highland Light Inf.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte

WILLIAM DODDS was born on 15th October, 1893, at 94 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels, Selkirk.
His parents were William Dodds, a yarn foreman, and Margaret Murray or Dodds, a wool factory worker.
His parents were married on 2nd July, 1880, at 11 Hall Street, Galashiels.
His paternal grandparents were George Dodds, a wool factory worker, and Elizabeth Dickson.
His maternal grandparents were James Murray, a dyker, and Margaret Dickson.

In the 1901 census, William, then age 7, was living with his family at Buckholm Mill Cottages, Galashiels.

In the 1911 census, William, then age 17, was living with his family at 84 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels.

William Dodds, Robert Lang (my grandfather), and 10 others died on 24th April, 1917, at Villers-Plouich, France.

William was 23 years and 6 months old on 24th April, 1917.

The following link is to a website dedicated to the 14th Battalion HLI and the specific page for William Dodds:
http://www.14hli.co.uk/died/dodds.html
_________________
'Lest We Forget'
Remembering my grandfather Pte 37091 Robert Lang 14th Bn HLI, killed in action 24 Apr 1917 at Gouzeaucourt, France.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Young Reply with quote

WW1
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. William Young

(Glasgow Herald 20th April 1915)
"A telegram received in Allanton, Berwickshire, announces the death from "spotted fever" of Private William Young, Cameron Highlanders. He was a son of ex-Police Inspector Young, Galashiels, and prior to the war was an insurance agent in Allanton district. He had only been in the trenches a week when he contracted the fatal malady. He was 25 years of age."

CWGC
YOUNG, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: S/14437
Date of Death: 14/04/1915
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. A. 80.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Roderick and Margaret Young, of Galashiels.

SNWM
Surname: YOUNG
Firstname: William
Service Number: S/14437
Date Death: 14/04/1915
Place of birth: Galashiels
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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