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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Melrose War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

LIEUT. G. WADE.
George Wade – age 20 – Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
George was educated at Galashiels High School, at George Watson's College in Edinburgh in 1913, and he was a motor engineering student at the Heriot Watt College in Edinburgh when he enlisted in the Motor Machine Gun Service as Gunner (1714) in 1915. He was commissioned in the Argylls in December 1915 but served as an instructor in the Machine Gun Corps. George was onboard the Troop Transport ship “Ivernia” sailing from Marseilles to Alexandria when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-47 south-east of Cape Matapan in Greece, in the Kythira Strait.
Born 1896 in Melrose. Son of Dr. George Wade of Melrose and of Cygnet, Tasmania, and of Elizabeth Findlay (Purdom) Wade of 6 Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh.
Killed by Enemy Action/Lost at Sea on 1 January 1917 and named on the Mikra Memorial, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dr. George Wade was a GP in Cygnet for 25 years from 1910. He was killed in a car crash in 1938.

*George Wade is also commemorated on the Hawick Roll of Honour. His mother was the daughter of Mrs Wade was daughter of Thomas Purdom, Hawick's town clerk.*
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial as:

CAPT. VICTOR G. BUSH. R.A.F.
Victor George Anderson Bush – age 25 – Captain, Royal Flying Corps.
Victor was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh. At some point he resided at Braeside, Galashiels and at St. Elmo, Polworth Grove, Edinburgh. He enlisted as Private (2075) in the 9th Royal Scots and was commissioned in the Highland Light Infantry in November 1914, joining the 10th Battalion in France in August 1915. He transferred to the RFC and qualified as a Flying Officer in August 1916. He served in France until mid-1917 when he became a Flying Instructor and he was posted to the No.1 School of Aerial Fighting at Turnberry near Ayr. Victor was killed in an aircrash at Kincaidston Farm near Alloway, Ayrshire.
Born 1893 in Bangkok, Siam. Son of the late “Admiral” John Bush, Harbourmaster of Bangkok, Siam and of Meh (Plian) Bush. Husband of Jean Isabella (McLeod) Bush of 24 Polworth Crescent and of 21 Lauderdale Street, Edinburgh who he married in December 1916 in Edinburgh.
Died on Active Service on 8 February 1918 and buried in Edinburgh (North Merchiston) Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

CPL. HARRY E. SHORTREED. Canada
Harry Elliott Shortreed – age 31 – Corporal (441633) 53rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Harry was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh until 1901 when he took a position in London and where he joined the Queen's Westminster Volunteers. He emigrated to Canada in March 1903 and was homesteading along the North Saskatchewan River, southwest of Meota, when he enlisted at Camp Sewell in Manitoba in August 1915. In January 1916 he was admitted to Winnipeg General Hospital to undergo surgery for acute appendicitis but he developed bronchial pneumonia and died two days later.
Born 1884 in Wilton, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Charlotte Agnes (Rennie or Thomarson) Shortreed (died 1912) and of Walter Shortreed of Murrayfield, Galashiels.
Died on Service on 16 January 1916 and buried in Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada.
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Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

SUB.LT. FREDERICK F. A. STEVENSON. Royal Naval Reserve
Frederick Fotheringham Anderson Stevenson – age 22 – Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Perth, Royal Naval Reserve.
Frederick was educated at Galashiels Academy and at George Watson's College in Edinburgh before he joined the Mercantile Marine in 1913. He joined the RNR as a Midshipman in April 1915 and commanded motor lighters at Gallipoli until January 1916 and in Mesopotamia until June 1916. He was posted to the armed boarding steamer “Perth” and was promoted in April 1917. The “Perth” was escorting a convoy from Gibraltar to Milford Haven when she exchanged gun fire with the German submarine U-139. Frederick and another crew member were killed and were buried at sea.
Born 1896 in Galashiels. Son of Dr. Nathaniel Stevenson and of Jeannie Donnan (Anderson) Stevenson of Park Villa, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1918 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A WW2 casualty.

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

MAJOR R.T. PAYNE, R.A.
Richard Tyson Payne – age 46 – Major (20453) Royal Artillery attached to 4 Field Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery.
Richard was educated at Castle Douglas Academy in Kirkcudbrightshire and from 1911 at George Watson's College in Edinburgh. Taking up Engineering as a career after leaving school in 1913, he became associated with Scottish Oils and Shell Mex and was appointed superintendent of that Company at Galashiels. He was a keen Territorial, was commissioned in March 1921 and held the rank of Captain in the 79th Lowland Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. Richard died in India following an illness.
Born 1897 in Castle Douglas, Kelton, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John Richard Payne (died 1929) and of Margaret Mackenzie (Crawford) Payne. Husband of Margaret May “Mysie” (Tweedie) Payne of Wilderhouse, Galashiels who he married in 1938 in Edinburgh.
Died on Active Service on 24 July 1943 and buried in Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
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