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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent photos Derek. A couple of names from the Second World War panels from more unusual units. The HKVDC and Indian Frontier Force

CROSSAN, JAMES JOSEPH
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps
Age: 27
Date of Death: 24/12/1941
Additional information: Son of John Crossan, and of Elizabeth Crossan, of Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 34.
Memorial: SAI WAN MEMORIAL

SPALDING, IAN LINDSAY
Initials: I L
Nationality: Indian
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: 12th Frontier Force Regiment
Unit Text: 3rd Royal Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 26/05/1944
Service No: EC/1180
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Spalding, of Galashiels, Selkirkshire; grandson of Elizabeth H. Lindsay, of Galashiels.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 18.
Cemetery: SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more images of this memorial













This is the plaque on the side of the building. It is not connected to the war memorial

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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!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=0762A
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Any ideas on the cost of erecting this memorial. It must have been quite a bob or two.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:04 am    Post subject: Construction info Reply with quote

dhubthaigh your wish is my command Wink

The article gives an estimate of £24,000 but this is not necessarily the final cost. So a fair amount if in that region none the less!

(Glasgow Herald 14th of June 1920)


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Thanks for that.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following soldier is named on this memorial.

ANDISON, James Stewart Private 6902 1/4th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers
Born: Galashiels, Selkirk Resided: Belfast Enlisted: Galashiels, Selkirk.
Age: 24 Date of Death: 12/07/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Family Notes: Eldest son of Thomas Balmer Andison and Jane Andison, of 230, Cliftonville Rd., Belfast.
Religion: Presbyterian. Trade/profession: Clerk (Antrim Iron Ore Co. Ltd.).

Private James Stewart (Sic), 4th Kings Own Scottish Borderers, (Territorial), was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 12th Inst. He was the eldest son of Mrs Anderson (sic), Clifton Crescent, Belfast, and was a clerk in the service of the Antrim Iron Ore, Co. Ltd.

Andison- Killed in action at the Dardanelles on 12th July, James Stewart, 1/4th K.O.S.B. (Territorial Force), eldest son of T. Balmer and Mrs. Andison, Clifton Crescent. Deeply regretted. The Belfast Evening Telegraph, 30 July 1915.

Other notes: Private Andison’s Medal Index card shows him as entering the Gallipoli Theatre of Operations on 6/6/1915.
Census Notes: The 1911 Census shows Private Andison’s parents, Thomas (Clerk in Linen Warehouse, aged 4Cool and Jane (aged 4Cool residing at, No. 7, Clifton Crescent, North Belfast, Co Antrim; also present were their children, Ellen (aged 25), Janet (aged 23), Mary Jane (aged 21), Thomas (aged 17), and Harry (aged 14); his parents stated that during their marriage they had seven children, six of whom were alive at the time of the Census. The Andison family was shown on the 1`901 Census (residing at, Pollbwee, Navan, Co. Meath) as follows; Thomas Balmer (Tweed Designer, aged 3Cool and Jane (aged 3Cool and their children, Janet Irvine (aged 16), Mary Jane (aged 14), James Stewart (aged 9), Thomas Balmer (aged 6) and Harry (aged 4).
Special Notes: Private Andison is listed on the IWM records as “killed in action, Dardanelles, July 12, 1915.”
Grave/Memorial: D. 113. Lancashire Landing Cemetery.
Other memorials: Private Andison 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 (located outside the Galashiels Council Offices).
IWM Records Page No: Volume I, Page 37.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/local-headlines/huge_turnout_as_borderers_remember_1_1969553
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