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IanA



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:54 pm    Post subject: Linton WW2 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would this be considered as Linton's 'civic' memorial for WW2 ?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it is a plaque inside the kirk I find it hard to classify it as a civic memorial but, certainly, there is no other memorial to those who died in WW2.

Incidentally, I was in the kirk this afternoon taking part in a concert and did not know about the plaques so only had the small camera in my wife's handbag - hence the lack of crispness to the pictures.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

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CHARLES EDWARD ELLIOT.
Charles Edward Elliot – age 25 – Lieutenant (134281) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles was commission from a cadet to the KOSB in June 1940. He landed with the battalion at Queen Beach on D-Day 6 June 1944 and fought through Normandy and around Caen until the town capitulated. Charles was killed at Troarn near Caen and was re-interred at Banneville in June 1945.
Born 1919 in Linton. Son of the late Dagmar Katharina (Ahlbom) Elliot (died 1937) and of Thomas Robert Barnewall Elliot of Clifton Park, Linton.
Killed in Action on 19 July 1944 and buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.


ALEXANDER LANG.
Alexander Lang – age 24 – Stoker 1st Class (P/KX 91486) H.M. Submarine Triton, Royal Navy.
Alexander had joined the navy in 1937. He served on the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous and on the light cruiser HMS Glasgow before joining the “Triton”. The submarine left for a patrol in the southern Adriatic on 28 November 1940 and it is thought that she was mined and sunk in the lower Adriatic or the Otranto Strait on or around 18 December 1940.
Born 1916 at Banff Mill, Sprouston, Roxburghshire. Son of Thomas and Mary (Hay) Lang of Linton and of Woodhouse, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
Husband of Mary Jane (Renton) Lang of 44 Grovehill, Kelso who he married in 1940 in Kelso.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 18 December 1940 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.


ROBERT LITTLE.
Robert Little – age 21 – Able Seaman (P/JX322584) H.M. Motor Gun Boat 607, Royal Navy.
During an attack by over 30 German E-boats on two coastal convoys the German motor torpedo boat S.74 sank a Royal Navy mine-sweeper off Cromer, Norfolk. In return, the motor gunboats MGB.607 and MGB.603 sank S.63 and S.88. During the action Robert was the Oerliken gunner and kept his weapon in action, even after both his loaders had been wounded, until he was killed. He was Mentioned in Despatches.
Born 1922 in Traquair. Peeblesshire. Son of John Conway Little and Annie (Johnstone) Little of Manor Valley, Peeblesshire and of New Graden Estates, Linton who married in Traquair.
Killed in Action on 25 October 1943 and buried in Manor Parish Churchyard, Peeblesshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Peebles War Memorial and on a stained glass window in Manor Parish Church.


ALEXANDER LOTHIAN.
Alex Lothian – age 19 – Private (14000090) 7th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
The 7th Battalion jumped into Normandy on D-Day the 6th June 1944 and relieved the glider-borne coup de main that had captured the bridges across the Orne River and Canal.
Born 1924 in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. Son of Adam and Jane (Fox) Lothian of New Graden. Linton.
Killed in Action on 6 June 1944 and buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.


JOHN SHIELLS.
John Shiells – age 21 – Guardsman (2701084) Scots Guards.
John was educated at Kelso High School before working at Kelso Mills. He joined the army in 1942. He was driving a Churchill tank of the 3rd (Tank) Battalion of the Scots Guards in support of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders near the Dutch-German border when it hit a mine near Sevenum and John was killed. He was buried there but was re-interred in Mook in December 1947.
Born 1923 in Crailing, Roxburghshire. Son of John and Mary Jane (Darling) Shiells of Greenend, Kelso and of Wark, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland who had married in Linton in 1913.
Killed in Action on 21 November 1944 and buried in Mook War Cemetery, Netherlands.


WILLIAM MACDUFF SIMPSON.
William Macduff Simpson – age 28 – Major (87036) Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
William was educated at Loretto School in Musselburgh where he was a corporal in the Officer Training Corps. After leaving Loretto in 1935, he received a honours degree at New College, Oxford. He was commissioned from the University as a Second Lieutenant in May 1939 and promoted to Lieutenant in the Cameronians in January 1941. He served on garrison duties on the Faroe Islands until 1943 when he was attached to the 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers serving in Italian Campaign. William was killed in an attack on the Gustav Line during the Garigliano River Crossing at the battle of Monte Cassino.
Born c.1916 in Ireland. Son of MacDuff Frederick Simpson and Isabel (Somervail) Simpson of Boolagh House, Kildare, Irish Republic who married in 1911 in Linton. Grandson of James Alexander Somervail and of Isabella (Fulton) Somervail of Hoselaw, Linton.
Killed in Action on 12 May 1944 and buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
Also named on the Loretto School Memorial.


JAMES WEDDELL THOMSON.
James Weddell Thomson – age 29 – Private (3194542) 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
James had served his apprenticeship as a grocer in Kelso and had managed stores in Kelso and in Lauder before he enlisted.
The 6th Gordons landed at Anzio on 22 January 1944.
Born 1915 in Glendale, Northumberland. Son of the late James Thomson and of Euphemia (Hope) Thomson of Lempitlaw, Sprouston, Roxburghshire. Husband of Isabella Helen (Davidson) Thomson, of Yetholm, Roxburghshire who he married in 1938 in Kelso.
Killed in Action on 3 April 1944 and buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.
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