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PTE. ROBERT BARRIE. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Robert Barrie – age 34 – Private (201817) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert joined the 7th KOSB in France in December 1915 and served in the merged 7th/8th Battalion after they combined in May 1916. He was wounded and evacuated to hospital in Aberdeen in August 1916. After he had recovered he was posted to the 1/5th KOSB in Egypt as Private (9456) in early 1917 and served in Palestine.
Born 1883 in Galashiels [Ladhope] as Robert Johnston Barrie. Son of the late John Barrie (died 1895) and of the late Margaret (Armstrong) Barrie (died 1917) of 29 Stirling Street, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 8 November 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.


PTE. ROBERT BARRON. South Africa
Robert Barron – age 42 – Private (14688) 2nd Regiment, South African Infantry.
Robert was a machine minder when he enlisted in April 1917. He sailed from Cape Town in June. Robert was killed during the battle of Marrieres Wood.
Born 1876 in Galashiels. Son of the late Mary (Ward) Barron (died 1909) and of Robert Barron of 46 Meigle Street, Galashiels. Husband of the late Mary Barron.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Galashiels East Church memorial.


PTE. ARCHIBALD S. BAXTER. Royal Scots
Archibald Scott Baxter – age 46 – Private (1811) 1/7th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Archibald had served his apprenticeship at Abbots Mill in Galashiels and had worked as a stevedore at Leith Docks for many years. He served for 11 years with the 5th Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Scots and as a National Reservist he was mobilised in August 1914.
“A” and “D” Companies of his battalion were involved in a rail accident at Quintinshill near Gretna while en-route to Liverpool from Larbert in Stirlingshire. 210 men were killed and 224 injured, forming the majority of the 473 casualties of the worst disaster in British railway history. Archibald was severely crushed and died of his injuries.
Born 1868 in Galashiels. Son of the late Jemima (Dickson) Baxter (died 1893) and of Alexander Baxter of 247 Galapark Road, Galashiels. Husband of Janet (Campbell) Baxter of 89 Henderson Street, Leith, Edinburgh who he married in 1892 in Edinburgh.
Died on Service on 22 May 1915 and buried in Edinburgh (Rosebank) Cemetery. (CWG)
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L-CPL. WILLIAM BAXTER. Highland Light Infantry
William Baxter – age 19 – Lance Corporal (2998) 17th Battalion (3rd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
William was living at 123 St Vincent Street in Glasgow when he enlisted. He was killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme and his remains were recovered from the battlefield and re-interred in January 1921.
Born 1896 in Galashiels. Son of the late Walter Baxter (died 1914) and of Margaret (McDonald) Baxter of 256 Scott Street, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 1 July 1916 and buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille, Somme, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


PTE. ANDREW B. BEE. REMOUNT DEPOT
Andrew Brown Bee – age 37 – Private (R4/089787) Army Service Corps.
In 1911 Andrew was employed in a steel works and was living with his wife and child at George Street, Consett, County Durham but he was a groom and coachman when he enlisted in April 1915. While serving at York he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and he was transferred to the Army Reserve in March 1917 before being discharged from the Army as “no longer physically fit for war service” in November 1917. Andrew died the following year.
Born 1880 in Galashiels. Son of the late William Bee (died 1900) and of Margaret (Gray) Bee of Galashiels. Husband of Ethel (Sanders) Bee of 2 Consett Road, Castleside, Consett who he married in 1906 in Lanchester, County Durham.
Died on 9 June 1918 and buried in Castleside Cemetery, County Durham. (CWG)
Also named on the Castleside Parish War Memorial.


LT. JAMES BEGGS. MIDDX. R.
James Beggs – age 21 – Second Lieutenant, 21st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.
James was an apprentice engineer when he enlisted in the Royal Engineers in September 1914 and as Sapper (43281) he landed in France in July 1915. He was commissioned in the Middlesex Regiment in November 1917.
Born 1897 in Carlisle. Son of James and Margaret Fergus (Glover) Beggs of Globe Lane, Carlisle and of 33 Island Street, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
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PTE. GEORGE BELL. Scots Guards
George Bell – age 24 – Private (14544) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
Born 1893 in Ashkirk, Selkirkshire. Son of John and Helen (Forsyth) Bell of 6 Nether Place, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 2 July 1918 and buried in St. Amand British Cemetery, France.

and his brother

PTE. JAMES BELL. Scots Guards

James Bell – age 30 – Private (11031) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
James joined his battalion in France in April 1915. He was killed on his birthday,
Born 1887 in Ancrum, Roxburghshire. Son of John and Helen (Forsyth) Bell of 6 Nether Place, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


CPL. JOHN D. BELL. Royal Scots
John Douglas Bell – age 24 – Lance Corporal (17027) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Born 1894 in Galashiels. Son of Henry and Isabella White (Douglas) Bell of St. Andrew Street, Galashiels and of 206 Dalry Road, Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.


PTE. WILLIAM BELL. King's Own Scottish Borderers
William Bell – age 20 – Private (201157) 1/4th (Borders) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William joined his battalion in Egypt at Private (8113) and served in Palestine.
Born 1896 in Gordon, Berwickshire.Son of John and Isabella (Miller) Bell of Comslie Farm, Galashiels. [Ladhope]
Missing in Action on 18 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Lauder Parish War Memorial in Berwickshire.
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PTE. JOSEPH BENNETT. Royal Scots
Joseph Bennett – age 24 – Private (7785) 1/8th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Born 1891 in Galashiels [Ladhope]. Son of the late Helen (Wood) Bennett (died 1893) and of Michael Bennett of 18 Banks Close, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 22 May 1916 and buried in Maroeuil British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Our Lady and St Andrew R.C. Church memorial in Galashiels.


L-CPL. ROBERT E. BENNETT. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Note: All civil records spell the family name as Bennet.
Robert Bennett – age 22 – Lance Corporal (12716) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert landed at Boulogne with the 6th KOSB in May 1915. He was wounded during the battle of Loos in September and then served with the 8th KOSB and in the merged 7th/8th Battalion.
Born 1894 in Galashiels as Robert Elder Bennet. Son of John and Margaret (Elder) Bennet of Princes Street, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 30 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


PTE. THOMAS H. BENNETT. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Note: All records spell the family name as Bennet.
Thomas Hislop Bennet – age 21 – Private (201010) 1/4th (Borders) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas had been farming in Canada but returned home to enlist and as Private (7800) he joined his battalion in Egypt. He served in Palestine before the battalion moved to France in April 1918.
Born 1897 in Galashiels. Son of the late George Carruthers Bennet (died 1909) and of Agnes Booglas (Hislop) Bennet (died 1908) formerly of Victoria Street, Galashiels. Brother of Miss Jessie Bennet of Greenbank Street, Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 2 September 1918 and buried in Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, France.


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PTE. THOMAS BENNETT. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Note: All civil records spell the family name as Bennet.
Thomas Bennet – age 30 – Private (7655) 1/4th (Borders) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas had served with the Territorial 4th KOSB for many years before playing football with a Yorkshire team. He re-enlisted in 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was fatally wounded a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1883 in Galashiels [Ladhope]. Son of James and Isabella (Oliver) Bennet of 5 Rosebank Place, Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 13 July 1915 and buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and his brother

PTE. WILLIAM O. BENNETT. King's Own Scottish Borderers

Note: All civil records spell the family name as Bennet.
William Oliver Bennett – age 28 – Private (6880) 1/4th (Borders) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was employed at the Comely Bank Mill and was a footballer with Gala Fairydean. As 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 1887 in Galashiels [Ladhope]. Son of James and Isabella (Oliver) Bennet of 5 Rosebank Place, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PTE. DAVID F. BIGGAR. Royal Scots
David Fisher Biggar – age 28 – Private (251591) 5th/6th Battalion (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots.
David was a millworker in Walkerburn, Peeblesshire and was a well known member of the local football team when he enlisted in December 1915. He was mobilised as Private (4346) in June 1916 and joined his battalion in France in January 1917. He was wounded in July but was able to rejoin his battalion. David was fatally wounded a year later and died in the 47th Casualty Clearing Station. He was buried in the Dury Hospital Military Cemetery and was re-interred in the late 1920's.
Born 1890 in Galashiels. Son of Charles and Christina (Fisher) Biggar of Glebe Place, Galashiels. Husband of Maggie Flora (Anderson) of Hall Street, Walkerburn and of 275 Gallapark Road, Galashiels who he married in 1912 in Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 12 August 1918 and buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on the Walkerburn and Peebles War Memorials.
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PTE. JAMES BLACK. King's Own Scottish Borderers
James Black – age 42 – Private (7162) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James worked in the Buckholmside Skinworks in Galashiels and was a Special Reservist. He was mobilised and posted to his battalion in Belgium in December 1914.
Born 1874 in Kelso, Roxburghshire as James Henderson. Son of the late Agnes Susan (Henderson) Black (died 1891) and of Robert Black (died May 1915) of 4 Stirling Street, Galashiels. Husband of Isabella (Arthur) Black of Church Street, Galashiels who he married in 1907 in Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 18 April 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

and his brother

PTE. JOHN BLACK. Northumberland Fusiliers

John Black – age 30 – Private (19152) 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
John had worked in the Victoria Foundry in Galashiels but he was employed at Scremerston Colliery, near Berwick when he enlisted in Newcastle-on-Tyne and joined his battalion at Gallipoli in October 1915. Later he served in Egypt before the battalion moved to France in July 1916.
Born 1887 in Galashiels. Son of the late Agnes Susan (Henderson) Black (died 1891) and of Robert Black (died May 1915) of 4 Stirling Street, Galashiels. Step-son of Margaret Black.
Missing in Action on 26 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


PTE. ROBERT I. BLACK. Royal Army Service Corps
Robert Ireland Black – age 30 – Private (M2/113676) Royal Army Service Corps attached to the Guards Division Motor Transport Company.
Robert had gone to France in August 1915. At the Armistice the Guards Division was ordered to the Rhine and crossed the German frontier on 11 December 1918. Robert became ill and died in the 64th Casualty Clearing Station in Cologne.
Born 1889 in Galashiels. Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Ireland) Black of Galashiels.
Died on Service on 12 March 1919 and buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
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PTE. GEORGE BLACKLOCK. New Zealand
George Blacklock – age 32 – Rifleman (23/681) 1st Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade.
George emigrated to New Zealand in January 1908. He was living at 11 Chapel Street, Roslyn, Dunedin and was a pattern weaver at the Roslyn Woollen Mills when he enlisted in May 1915. He sailed in October and after some months in Egypt he moved to France in April 1916.
Born 1884 in Westmoreland. Son of George and Jessie Darling (Foster) Blacklock of Waverley Place, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 22 September 1916 and named on the Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Somme, France.


PTE. ANDREW BLAKE. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Andrew Blake – age 26 – Private (201451) 1/4th (Borders) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew joined his battalion in Egypt as Private (8521) and served in Palestine where he was badly wounded. He was evacuated to the 31st General Hospital in Port Said where he died.
Born 1890 in Wilton, Hawick, Roxburghshire as Andrew Scott Blake. Son of Andrew and Christina (Gray) Blake of 80 Channel Street and of 46 Galapark Road, Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 10 May 1917 and buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.


PTE. ROBERT BLAKE. Scots Guards
Robert John Currie Blake – age 20 – Private (17205) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
Robert was employed in the Goods Office of the North British Railway Company when he enlisted in the 1st Household Battalion as Trooper (3300). He went to France in January 1918 and was posted to the Scots Guards. Robert died in the 11th Stationary Hospital in Rouen.
Born 1898 in Linlithgow, West Lothian. Son of Robert Currie Blake and of Annie Turnbull Robertson (Blake) of Cross Bakery, 79 High Street, Linlithgow. Robert's parent had married in 1884 in Galashiels but in the early 1890's the family moved to Linlithgow.
Died of Wounds on 12 September 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
Also named on the Linlithgow War Memorial in St. Michael's Church
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SGT. CHRISTOPHER BOLAND. Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
Christopher Boland – age 25 – Sergeant (S/6535) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Christopher was a member of Gala Rovers Football Club and was working at Ladhope Mill in Galashiels when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in France in May 1915.
Born 1891 in Galashiels. Son of the late Christopher Boland (died 1906) and of Agnes (Forsyth) Boland of 8 Hunter Square and of 23 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 28 December 1916 and buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the Our Lady and St Andrew R.C. Church memorial in Galashiels.
His brother Alexander, Private (S/28894) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) was accidentally killed on 28 March 1920 and is buried in the Cologne Southern Cemetery in Germany.


CPL. ANDREW BOLD. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Andrew Bold – age 28 – Corporal (22553) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was employed as a grocer in the Co-operative Society when he enlisted,
Born 1888 in Galashiels as Andrew Yeaman Bold. Son of John and Alison (Yeaman) Bold of 2 Albert Place, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 3 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


PTE. ERNEST BOLD. Royal Scots Fusiliers
James Ernest Bold – age 33 – Private (201633) 1/4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Bold was a warehouseman living with his wife and family at 2 Henry Street, St. Leonard's Edinburgh when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in Egypt as Private (9723) and served in Palestine before they moved to France in April 1918.
Born 1884 in Galashiels as James Bold. Son of Agnes Bold of Galashiels. (1891&1901 census show him as Ernest) Husband of Grace Ewart (Christison) Bold who he married in 1912 in Newington Edinburgh as Ernest.
Died of Wounds on 6 October 1918 and buried in Hermies Hill British Cemetery, France.


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PTE. JOHN BOOKLESS. King's Own Scottish Borderers
John Bookless – age 24 – Private (315609) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John enlisted as Private (4427) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers but he was posted to the 9th Scottish Rifles in France, He died in the 53rd General Hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1894 in Swinton, Berwickshire. Son of John and Mary (Shiels) Bookless of Swinton, Berwickshire. Husband of Margaret (Storie) Bookless of 2 Hill Street, Galashiels who he married in 1915 in Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 1 November 1918 and buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France.
Also named on the Swinton Parish War Memorial together with his brother William, Private (7553) 1/4th KOSB. Killed 12 July 1915.


L-CPL. JAMES BOYLE. Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
James Boyle – age 20 – Lance Corporal (S/15962) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
James was an assistant grocer at the Ayrshire Market when he enlisted as Private (8715) in the Army Cyclist Corps in August 1915. He transferred to the Black Watch in France,
Born 1896 in Mertoun, Berwickshire. Son of John and Mary (Solan) Boyle of 183 Galapark, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1917 and buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Our Lady and St Andrew R.C. Church memorial in Galashiels.


PTE. ROBERT BRADLEY. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Not listed by CWGC. Thought to be:
Robert Bradley – age 24 – Private (10242) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert enlisted in August 1908 and in 1911 he was serving with the 1st KOSB in India. He was discharged from the army as unfit in May 1913.
He was working as a lamp lighter in Edinburgh and living with his sister Mrs. Jessie (Bradley) Mooney at 4 Dundee Place when he died of tuberculosis in the City Hospital, Morningside.
Born 1891 in Galashiels [Ladhope] Son of the late Janet (Brunton) Bradley (died 1895) and of the late Peter Bradley (died 1908) and step-son of Elizabeth Mary (Nixon) Bradley.
Died on 15 May 1916.
Also named on the Our Lady and St Andrew R.C. Church memorial in Galashiels.
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PTE. JOHN A. BRADY. Gordons
John Andrew Brady – age 20 – Private (943) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
John joined his battalion in France in November 1914. He was wounded and suffered frost-bite before being fatally wounded. His remains were recovered from the battlefield in December 1919 and he was re-interred at Cuinchy.
Born 1894 in Galashiels. Son of John and Elizabeth (Mars) Brady of Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 16 May 1915 and buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.
Also named on the Our Lady and St Andrew R.C. Church memorial in Galashiels.

and his brother

PTE. ROBERT J. BRADY. Canada

Robert John Brady – age 28 – Private (3033398) 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Robert served his apprenticeship as a painter and decorator in Galashiels before emigrating to North America in about 1910. He was working at his trade and living with is wife at Wabash, Indiana, U.S.A. when he crossed the border to enlisted at Toronto in January 1918. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in February and joined his battalion in France in July. After just a couple of weeks Robert was badly wounded and died four days later in the 5th Casualty Clearing Station at Crouy.
Born 1889 in Galashiels [Ladhope]. Son of John and Elizabeth (Mars) Brady of King Street, Galashiels. Husband of Victoria (Boundy) Brady who he married in 1915 in Grant, Indiana.
Died of Wounds on 12 August 1918 and buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, France.
Also named on the Our Lady and St Andrew R.C. Church memorial in Galashiels.
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PTE. WILLIAM R. BROCKIE. King's Own Scottish Borderers
William Russell Brockie – age 22 – Private (200693) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was resident in Morebattle, Roxburghshire when he enlisted in November 1914. As Private (7143) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1894 in Leith South, Edinburgh. Son of the late Jemima (Russell) Brockie (died 1900) and of the late Robert Brockie (died 1914) and step-son of Mary (Kelly) Brockie (widow, formerly Mrs Dalgleish) of 21 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels who married in 1901 in Edinburgh.
William named his brother Robert and his uncle and aunt Joseph and Euphemia (Renwick) Brockie of Calfshaw, Fairnilee, Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire in his will and as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Caddonfoot Parish War Memorial, on the Morebattle Parish War Memorial and on the Kelso War Memorial.
William named his brother Robert Brockie, Private (9061) 2nd Dragoons, Royal Scots Greys in his Soldier's Will, and further family details are derived from Robert's Service/Pension records.
Robert Brockie, born 1896 in Leith South, was an apprentice butcher in the High Street, Galashiels when he enlisted in May 1914. He served throughout the war and was discharged in October 1920
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A.SGT. WILLIAM M. A. BROTHERSTONE. Royal Army Medical Corps
William Macfarlane A. Brotherstone – age 25 – Private (5530) 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps.
William had served his apprenticeship as a warehouseman in Galashiels. He landed in France with the 2nd CCS when it set up in Bailleul in mid-August 1914. He was badly gassed at Loos in September 1915 and evacuated to the UK. When he had recovered he was posted to the campaign in German East Africa. William suffered from appendicitis and died of peritonitis.
Born 1892 in Galashiels. Son of Robert and Barbara Shaw (McLauchlan) Brotherston of 3 Galapark Road and of 77 Channel Street, Galashiels.
Died on Active Service on 13 January 1918 and buried in Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania.
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PTE. ALEXANDER BROWN. Camerons
Alexander Brown – age 20 – Private (S/18779) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Alexander worked as a painter in Galashiels. He joined his battalion in France in October 1915.
Born 1896 in Dumfries as Alexander McLandsbury Brown. Son of James McLandsbury Brown and Janet Selkirk (Creasey) Brown of 188 Scott Street, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 3 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


PTE. ALEXANDER BROWN. Canada
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PTE. ARTHUR J. B. BROWN. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Arthur James B. Brown – age 23 – Private (6854) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Arthur was a tweed warehouseman in Galashiels when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1891 in Stow, Midlothian. Son of James Brown and Helen Stein Brown of 53 Kirkbrae, Galashiels and of Hazeldene, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and his brother

L-CPL. HERBERT BROWN. King's Own Scottish Borderers

Herbert Christie Brown – age 35 – Lance Corporal (6717) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Herbert enlisted as Private (5512) in the Cameron Highlanders in September 1900 but he bought himself out and was discharged in November 1902. He was a tweed warehouseman in Galashiels when he re-enlisted in August 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1882 in Stow, Midlothian. Son of James Brown and Helen Stein Brown of 53 Kirkbrae, Galashiels and of Hazeldene, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. Husband of Mary (Hardie) Brown of 44 Stirling Street, Galashiels and of 4294, Montrose Avenue, Westmount, Quebec, Canada who he married in 1910 in Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
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PTE. CHARLES A. BROWN. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Charles Alexander Brown – age 40 – Private (203224) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 Charles was an assistant grocer in Dalmellington, Ayrshire and in 1911 he was in Edinburgh He enlisted there (probably in the 2/4th KOSB) and later in the war was posted to the KOSB in France.
Born 1877 in Galashiels. Son of the late Charles Brown (died 1899) and Catherine (McDonald) Brown (died 1914) of Galashiels. His sisters Catherine, Elizabeth and Mary Isabelle were named as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.


2ND.LT. CHARLES W. BROWN. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Charles William Brown – age 36 – Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles was educated at Galashiels Academy and at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh before he began his business career at the Buckholmside Skinworks in Galashiels where he became the managing director and a prominent local sportsman. He gained a commission with the KOSB in January 1916 and joined his battalion in France in October but was wounded and evacuated to hospital in Bristol where he died.
Born 1880 in Galashiels [Ladhope] as William Charles Brown. Son of James and Eleanor Florence (Murray) Brown of Ashwood, Galashiels. Husband of Beatrice Grierson (Laidlaw) Brown of Kenilworth, Abbotsford Ferry, Galashiels who he married (as Charles William Brown) in 1912 in Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 23 May 1917 and buried in Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Merchiston Castle School memorial.


PTE. GEORGE BROWN. Highland Light Infantry
George Brown – age 25 – Private (41820) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
George was a pattern weaver at Buckholm Mill in Galashiels when he enlisted. He was posted as Private (8229) to the 2nd King's Own Scottish Borderers but was later transferred to the HLI.
Born 1892 in Galashiels. Son of George and Mary (McDougall) Brown of 6 Ladhope Bank, Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 25 July 1917 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

and his brother

PTE. JOHN E. BROWN. Seaforths

John Elder Brown – age 19 – Private (S/16379) 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John was an apprentice plumber when he enlisted.
Born 1898 in Galashiels. Son of George and Mary (McDougall) Brown of 6 Ladhope Bank, Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 6 April 1917 and buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
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L-SGT. JAMES K. BROWN. M.M. King's Own Scottish Borderers
James Knox Brown, Military Medal – age 27 – Sergeant (40121) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was awarded a M.M. for bravery in the field in May 1918.
Born 1892 in Galashiels. Son of Alexander and Agnes (Knox) Brown of 41 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 30 September 1918 and buried in Ledeghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.


LT. J. M. GORDON BROWN. King's Own Scottish Borderers
James Macpherson Gordon Brown – age 27 – Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at Edinburgh Academy before joining the family firm at Wilderbank Mill in Galashiels. An all round sportsman, he captained the Gala 1st XV and was thought to be one of the best forwards in the Borders. He was commissioned in September 1914 and joined the 2nd KOSB in early 1915.
Born 1888 in Galashiels [Ladhope]. Son of James Rae Brown and of May (Macpherson) Brown of Thorniedean, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 6 May 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Galashiels East Church memorial and on the Edinburgh Academy memorial.


PTE. R. BROWN. Royal Army Medical Corps
Robert Brown – age 29 – Private (150282) Convalescent Depot, Boulac Palace, Cairo, Royal Army Medical Corps.
Robert enlisted as Private (7698) in the 4th King's Own Scottish Borderers and at some point was transferred as Private (360266) to the Labour Corps before joining the RAMC. He died in the Nazrieh General Hospital in Cairo.
Born 1890 in Galashiels. Son of William and Isabella (Turnbull) Brown of 127 Lintburn Street, Galashiels.
Died on Service on 14 November 1918 and buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
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PTE. ROBERT BROWN. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Thought to be:
Robert Brown – age 32 – Private (7305) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert enlisted in Galashiels and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1883 in Selkirk. Son of late Euphemia Rutherford (Tacket) Brown (died 1913) and of Robert Brown of Ettrick Road Selkirk (died 1915) and brother of Elizabeth, John, James and Nellie.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Galashiels East Church memorial and on the Selkirk Roll of Honour.


PTE. ROBERT BROWN. Seaforths
Robert Brown – age 37 – Private (S/8958) 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Robert was a tailor when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in France in October 1915.
Born 1878 in Galashiels. Son of the late Robert Brown (died 1896) and of Janet (Anderson) Brown (died 1894) formerly of Scott Street, Galashiels.
His sister Janet (from 1910 Mrs John Gill) was his legatee.
Missing in Action on 24 January 1916 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


PTE. ROBERT BROWN. Camerons
I cannot trace this man. The newspaper reported him as serving with of the 7th Cameron Highlanders but the dates and family details fit the above man of he Seaforth Highlanders.
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