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TPR. CHARLES S. HARVEY. L&B HORSE. AGED 20.
Charles Setoun Harvey age 20 Private (1480) 1/1st Lothian and Border Horse.
Charles was a warehouseman in Hawick and was mobilised with his squadron in August 1914. They landed in France in September 1915 but were moved to Salonika in November 1916. Charles contracted malarial fever and dysentery and was evacuated to hospital in Malta but died there.
Born 1896 in Minto. Son of Alexander and Isabell Tait (Melrose) Harvey of the Schoolhouse, Minto.
Died on Service on 19 October 1916 and buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.


PTE. GEORGE WATSON. ROYAL SCOTS. AGED 23.
George Watson age 23 Private (350742) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
George was employed in his uncle's seedsman company of Laing and Mather in Kelso when he enlisted in 1914. He was posted as Private (2861) to his battalion in France in 1916.
Born 1893 in Minto. Son of the late George Watson (died 1910) former Station Agent at Hassendean and elder of Minto Church, and of Helen (Laing) Watson, of Rillbank, Denholm, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


PTE. DAVID WILSON. M.M. H.L.I. AGED 24.
David Wilson, Military Medal age 24 Private (B/21250) 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
David was educated at Hawick High School before taking a position in the office on a hosiery manufacturers in Hawick. He enlisted in August 1914, initially in the Royal Scots Greys before transferring to the 5th Dragoon Guards. He was posted to the HLI and joined the 11th battalion in France in September 1915. He was wounded twice and was awarded a M.M. in 1916 as B/21250 L./C. D. Wilson, High. L.I.
Born 1893 in Maxton, Roxburghshire. Son of George and Helen (Whitelaw) Wilson of Teviotbank, Minto.
Killed in Action on 23 August 1918 and buried in Gomiecourt South Cemetery, France.


PTE. WILLIAM YULE. K.O.S.B. AGED 32.
William Yule age 34 Private (19084) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a gardener at Minto House when he enlisted as Private (7832) in the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers in 1914. He was posted to the 1st KOSB in France in 1916.
Born 1883 at Grantshouse, Abbey St. Bathans, Berwickshire as William George Yule. Son of the late James Hunter Yule (died 1911) and Janet (Aikman) Yule of Berwickshire.
Missing in Action on 30 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
Also named on the Abbey St. Bathans Parish War Memorial together with his brother James Aikman Yule, Private (5653) Scots Guards who died 29 October 1914.
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