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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: Pte. James Black Reply with quote

WW1
KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Pte. James Black

(Glasgow Herald 23rd April 1915)
"Yesterday it was reported at Galashiels that Private James Black, of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, had been killed in action. Prior to the war Black, who leaves a widow and two children, resided in church street, and worked in Buckholmside Skinworks."

CWGC
BLACK, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 7162
Date of Death: 18/04/1915
Age: 42
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Isabella Black.

SNWM
Surname: BLACK
Firstname: James
Service Number: 7162
Date Death: 18/04/1915
Place of birth: Kelso Roxburgh
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:41 am    Post subject: Memorial Unveiling photo and Report Reply with quote





Final cost over £22,000.





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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Pte. Alexander Boland & Sgt. Christopher Boland Reply with quote

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ROYAL HIGHLANDERS (BLACK WATCH)
Pte. Alexander Boland

Not on memorial

(Glasgow Herald 5th April 1920)
"Intimation has been received by Mrs Boland, 23 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels, that her son, Private A. Boland, Royal Highlanders, was brought in dead on March 28 to the 44th Casualty Clearing Station. No particulars are given as to how Private Boland met his death. Private Boland, who was only 19 years of age, joined the Army in 1916, and served in France for 12 months prior to the Armistace. Thereafter he joined for three year service with the colours, and went to Germany with the battalion about three months ago. An elder brother was killed in the war in December 1916."

Cause of death on War Return given as "Gunshot wound (accidental)"

CWGC
BOLAND, A
Rank: Private
Service No: S/28894
Date of Death: 28/03/1920
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: VI. D. 1.
Cemetery: COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY

SNWM
unlisted

His Brother Christopher also of the Black Watch.

CWGC
BOLAND, CHRISTOPHER
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: S/6535
Date of Death: 28/12/1916
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. A. 19.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Agnes Boland, of 23, Magdala Terrace, Galashiels.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHYTE, JOHN

Rank:
Serjeant
Service No:
6125
Date of Death:
12/07/1915
Age:
37
Regiment/Service:
King's Own Scottish Borderers

C Coy. 1st/4th Bn
Grave Reference
II. D. 1.
Cemetery
SKEW BRIDGE CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Husband of Jane Whyte, of Colinton House, Colinton, Edinburgh.
Born Melrose, enlisted and lived in Gala.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also commemorated in the City of Perth Roll of Honour (Golden Book)

Name: HENDRY, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 25871
Additional information: Son of the late William and Elizabeth Hendry, of Birgham, Coldstream, Berwickshire; husband of Catherine C. Hendry, of 4, Ladhope Bank, Galashiels.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 18.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL ROAD WEST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 12.05.1917
FOR THEIR COUNTRY


HENDRY - Killed in action, on 9th April, Private Robert Hendry, K.O.S.B., fly-dresser with P. D. Malloch, dearly beloved husband of Catherine C. Ormiston, of South Inch Place, Perth, and eldest son of the late William Hendry, fishing tackle maker, Birgham, Kelso - Till we meet again.
(Edinburgh and Border papers please copy)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://ssa.nls.uk/film/0762A/87632998

An AMAZING film.

Well done to those who captured it and well done to all those who put it on t'net for us all to see.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Pte. Colin Henderson Reply with quote

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SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Colin Henderson

(Glasgow Herald 17th June 1915)
"Private Colin Henderson, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action. He had been at the front since the outbreak of the war, having gone out as a Reservist. His widowed mother resides in Queen Street, Galashiels."

CWGC
HENDERSON, COLIN
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/7562
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: HENDERSON
Forename: Colin
Rank: Pte
Service number: 3/7562
Place of birth: Galashiels
Date of death: 24 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:07 pm    Post subject: Lance Sergeant Robert Jardine Reply with quote

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SEAFORTHS
Sgt. Robert Jardine

(Glasgow Herald 23rd June 1915)
"Sergeant Robert Jardine, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, who has been officially reported to have died from poison gas was a son of the late Mr James Jardine, woolsorter, Galashiels. He joined the Seaforths 16 years ago, was through the South African War, and rejoined his regiment of the outbreak on the present war. He was about 32 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children in Glasgow."

CWGC
JARDINE, R
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 6504
Date of Death: 04/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. P. 11.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: JARDINE
Forename: Robert
Rank: L Sgt
Service number: 6504
Place of birth: Galashiels
Date of death: 4 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Died from gas asphyxia
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IRVING, ARCHIBALD PETTIGREW

Rank:
Lance Corporal
Service No:
135375
Date of Death:
25/12/1918
Age:
23
Regiment/Service:
Canadian Army Service Corps

Mechanical Transport Coy.
Grave Reference:
XII. D. 41.
Cemetery:
TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE
Additional Information:
Son of James S.and Isabella Pettigrew Irving, of 197, Humberside Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Royal Bank of Canada's Roll of Honour

http://www.rbc.com/history/celebrating-our-history/in-remembrance/wwi-roll-of-honour.html

Thomas Goodsir
PRIVATE GOODSIR, born at Galashiels, Scotland, April 19, 1894. Home in Galashiels, Scotland. Served for more than four years in the Royal Bank of Scotland. Joined Vancouver, British Columbia, East End branch, on November 22, 1912. Enlisted from Vancouver, East End branch, August 10, 1914, in the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action near Ypres, April 18, 1915.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:59 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Capt. Harry McGhee, Scottish Rifles Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 19th May, 1917, page 7:- "CASUALTIES. Notes on Officers. CAMERONIANS (Scottish Rifles).
Captain HARRY M'GHEE.- Killed. Captain M'Ghee was a son of Mrs. M'Ghee, Magdala Terrace, Galashiels. He served his apprenticeship as a draper with the late Mr. John Cochrane, Victoria Buildings, Galashiels, and afterwards he received an appointment in London, and at the outbreak of the war was representative of a firm in Shanghai. He immediately came home and volunteered for service, and received a commission in the Scottish Rifles, in which regiment he saw much service in France and later in the East where he was killed."


CWGC - McGHEE, Harry
Rank: Captain.
Date of Death: 08/05/1917. Age: 35.
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 11th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: DOIRAN MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary McGhee, of 200, Magdala Terrace, Galashiels, Selkirkshire.

SNWM - WW1
Surname McGHEE
Forename H
Rank T/Capt
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth Galashiels
Date of death 8 May 1917
Theatre of death Salonica
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 11th Bn.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:21 am    Post subject: James P Brownlie GH Reply with quote

James Philip Brownlie Private S/6709 8th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Leicester e Kelso Age 26 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 12/12/1915 Husband of Mrs. Jane Prentice (formerly Brownlie), of 5, Union St., Kelso. Short Service: 8 Pages. Occ: Slater. Address: 5 Union St; Kelso. Mother: Ellen. Soldiers Died has Brownlee. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Jane. Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke B 127 Plot I Row H Grave 15 Galashiels & Kelso
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
Column 6



Added to the CWGC Register today (6 June 2015)

BRYDON, HENRY BALLANTYNE.
Rank:Private
Service No:202570
Date of Death:12/08/1918
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders 1st/4th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial:UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Additional Information:Son of Thomas Brydon of Galashiels.

In From the Cold Project case.

- Pte Brydon died post-discharge of bronchitis following gassing (Volunteer: Iain Anderson)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:


ROBERT E. GRAY.
Robert Easton Gray – age 25 - Private (17968) 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders.
Robert returned from Canada to enlist and he landed with his battalion at Bolougne in July 1915. He was wounded at the Somme in August 1916 and evacuated to hospital in Perth. At the end of the year he married his wife Jessie and returned to France. He died in the St. John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital at Etaples.
(Source: D&G Standard 18/4/1917 p.2 and Medal Roll/Card)
Born 1891 in Hawick, Roxburghshire.
(Source:SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)
Son of John Henderson Gray and of the late Margaret (Easton) Gray of 6 St. John Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
(Source: CWGC, D&G Standard 18/4/1917 p.2 and 1891 census)
Husband of Jessie Mary (McCartney) Gray of Douglas Bank and of Jericho Cottage, Locharbriggs, Dumfries who he married in 1916 in Dumfries.
(Source: CWGC, D&G Standard 18/4/1917 p.2 and GRoS – Marriage Register)
Died of Wounds on 12 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Locharbriggs War Memorial in Dumfries.
Update from Derek R:
Robert Gray is also on the Hawick Roll of Honour.
While in Hawick, Robert was employed by Messrs Wm. Watson & Sons before working at the bone mill at Low Buckholmside in Galashiels
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: The Inglis Family Reply with quote

Tales from the War Memorial -1
Today, the 24th of July 2017, one hundred years ago at about 9pm Dr Stevenson of Galashiels lost control of his car as he climbed Ladhope bank, the car mounted the pavement and struck Elizabeth Inglis who was walking to her home at 49 Glendinning Terrace with a young girl. Elizabeth was fatally injured and died at the scene. This must have been an awful blow to her Husband, ex Kings Own Scottish Borderers Piper Walter Inglis, as the couple had lost 3 sons in the previous 3 years – all killed in action. They were one of the many Galashiels families who lost more than one son.
All three are remembered on the Galashiels War Memorial:
Private William Inglis 2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers – 18th November 1914
A regular soldier, he arrived in France in late October, part of a group of reinforcements for the 2nd Battalion of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He joined them in early November as they moved into the Ypres Salient and took over trenches near the Hooge Chateau on the Menin Road out of Ypres. The first battle of Ypres was drawing to a close and the Allied armies had stopped the Germans “turning their flank” or getting behind them but it had been a desperate fight and the KOSB were taking the trenches over from exhausted troops and replacements were not available so the battalion spent 13 days in the frontline, far longer than would be normal later in the war. They were in contact with the enemy every day, fighting off several attacks that were often accompanied by artillery bombardments. Men were killed and injured every day but the worst day was the 18th of November, when William was killed. The Germans brought up a trench mortar and began shelling the British Line at 8am. The battalion war diary describes how the football sized shell was launched on a high, slow trajectory and could be watched through its flight. When it landed it was terribly destructive, the diary describes how men were blown into pieces and the trench destroyed. 12 other men also died that day and like William none of their bodies were recovered. William left £3 2’ & 4d to his brothers and father and in late 1919 his father was paid a war gratuity. William was awarded 3 medals the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, along with a memorial plaque and scroll sent to his father. He is listed on the Menin Gate with 6 others from Galashiels who served in the KOSB.
Private Charles Inglis Royal Marines Light Infantry – HMS Black Prince – 31st May 1916
He had joined the Royal Marines in late 1912 and by 1915 was serving on HMS Black Prince a Duke of Edinburgh class Armoured Cruiser built in 1904. The ship was part of the 1st Cruiser Squadron based at Invergordon and was part of the British Grand Fleet that took part in the Battle of Jutland She was at sea by 10:30pm on the 30th of May and sailed out of the Cromarty Firth to join the rest of the fleet in the North Sea. The plan was that the 1st and 2nd Cruiser Squadrons of four ships each would from a screening force several miles ahead of the main force of Battleships acting as their eyes and ears to detect and warn the Grand fleet when the German warships were sighted. This occurred in the late afternoon of the 31st of May, HMS Black Prince radioed sightings to the Grand Fleet at 5:30 and turned south to avoid the British battle cruisers who had been shadowing the German fleet. She was then lost to sight in the misty conditions that prevailed that day, the only contact, a radio message stating that she had sighted a submarine. It was long thought by the British that she’d been sunk by the submarine but German sources stated that at around midnight she encountered the main German fleet, she tried to escape but caught in the searchlights of SMS Thüringen she was targeted by it and five other German battleships and quickly succumbed to their fire, exploding after midnight with the loss of all hands. Charles is commemorated on the Galashiels War Memorial and the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 3 other men and a boy from Galashiels died during the Battle of Jutland.
Private George Inglis 2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers – 25th September 1916
George had joined up in August 1914 but didn’t end up overseas until 1916 – he served with the 2nd Battalion KOSB throughout his time in the army. The 2nd KOSB fought in the Battle of the Somme, they were not at the front on the first day but the battalion was involved in a number of actions during July, August and September; including attacks near High Wood, and a failed assault on Falfemont Farm. Georges final battle came late in September when the 2nd KOSB were tasked with taking the village of Morval in a joint attack with the French. The battle was a large affair with a rolling artillery barrage which the infantry followed meeting all their objectives within 4 hours and capturing over 700 prisoners a convincing success, but George was one of the 41 killed or missing that day. Like his brothers his body was never recovered and he is listed on the Thiepval memorial to the missing of the Somme along with 39 other men from Galashiels including David Robertson of 130 Lintburn Street who died in the same Morval attack.
Elizabeth Inglis was survived by 2 other sons Walter Inglis jun., and John Purves from an earlier partnership and her husband.
Dr Stevenson lost his son, Sub-Lt F Stevenson, in late 1918 when he was killed by gunfire whilst serving on HMS Perth during a surface action with a U Boat. He is also listed on the Galashiels War memorial and the Chatham Naval Memorial. The girl walking up Ladhope Bank with Mrs Inglis survived the collision
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