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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:17 am    Post subject: George Watson's College Reply with quote

George Watson's College
Location: Car Park, East of School building, Colinton Road
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Korean War name:

REITH, Ian Douglas McNeill. Known as Douglas
Rank: Major
Service Number: 77925
Regiment/Corps: A&SH
Place of Birth/Home Town: Edinburgh
Date of Birth: 5th April 1918
Age: 32
Date of Death: 27th October 1950
Cemetery: UN Military Cemetery, Tanggok, Pusan
Grave: 70.10.7860

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http://www.history.army.mil/books/korea/20-2-1/sn33.htm

North Korean ...artillery or tank fire killed Major Reith of the 27th Brigade.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:30 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. Conrad Blackadder Wilson Reply with quote

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Conrad Blackadder Wilson

(Glagow Herald 22nd February 1917)
"Mrs Blackadder, Chirnside, has received intimation that her grandson, second lieutenant Conrad B. Wilson, H.L.I., has been killed in action. The eldest son of Mr C.J. Wilson, mining engineer, Victoria, British Columbia, he was educated at St Mary's School, Melrose, and George Watson's college, Edinburgh, and joined the Canadians immediately war broke out. After serving in the ranks in France for over a year he was given a commission in the H.L.I."

CWGC
Name: WILSON
Initials: C B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Date of Death: 07/02/1917
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. O. 7.
Cemetery: PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

SNWM
Surname: WILSON
Firstname: Conrad Blackadder
Date Death: 07/02/1917
Other: 9th Bn. (T.).
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: 2/Lt


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd Lt. Archibald McCall is also listed on the Hawick Roll of Honour for WW1
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also listed on the Hawick Roll of Honour

ARMSTRONG, HENRY LESLIE

Rank:
Lieutenant
Date of Death:
25/04/1918
Age:
25
Regiment/Service:
King's Own Scottish Borderers

4th Bn. attd. 6th Bn.
Panel Reference
Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial
TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Son of Mr. T.H. and Mrs. E.S.J. Armstrong, of Ardenlea, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject: WW1 - R. H. Squair Reply with quote

Also listed at Rothesay War Memorial.

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 23rd. October, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
SQUAIR.-
Died of wounds received in action on 12th October, Robert Hay Squair, Second Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, eldest son of the late Francis Hay Squair, J.P., and of Mrs Squair, Barone View, Rothesay."

Same publication, day, date, page 9:-
"CASUALTIES Notes on Officers SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS Mr. R. H. SQUAIR.- Died from wounds. Second Lieutenant Robert Hay Squair was the eldest son of the late Francis Hay Squair, Rothesay. He was 21 years of age and was educated at Rothesay Academy and at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. He received his commission in August, 1915. Previous to that he was studying farming in Nairn."

SNWM - WW1
Surname SQUAIR
Forename Robert Hay
Rank T/Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 13 October 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 7th Bn.

Medal index ticket records previous service:- A. & S.H., Pte. S/22615; Seaforths, Lieut. Theatre of War first served in:- France (no date). Address side records (Mother), Mrs. Squair, Barone View, Barone Road, Rothesay, Scotland.
Service Award Rolls record:- Robert Hay Squair, A/L/Cpl. 22615 1/7 A. & S.H.; 11/ A. & S.H., Pte.

Army register of soldier's backpay and War Gratuity records payments to Exec. Dative, Mrs. Mary Jamieson Squair (mother).
R.H. Squair, Lt., 7th.Btn. Seaforth Hdrs.; died 13.10.1917, of wound
s.

CWGC - SQUAIR, Robert Hay
Rank: Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 13/10/1917. Age: 21.
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. B. 13.
Cemetery: ST. JULIEN DRESSING STATION CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Francis and Mary J. Squair, of Barone View, Rothesay, Bute.

1901 Census Bute, Rothesay, Barone Villa, recorded (transcription):- Robert Squair (4), son, born Rothesay; Francis Squair (47), Butcher, born Lanarks., Shettleston; Mary Squair, wife, born Rothesay; siblings all born Rothesay.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:55 am    Post subject: Charles Stewart Bell Reply with quote

Charles Stewart Bell Lt 4th South African Inf b Falkirk 02/03/1879 Age 37 Killed on Action F & F 19/07/1916 Son of Robert & Agnes McRae (nee Bruce) Bell, Lunna. Son of Robert Bell (Advocate, Sheriff Substitute at Falkirk) and Agnes Bell. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. Native Labour Superintendent, South African Railways. Served in the South African Campaign; also in German South West Africa. Shetland's Roll of Honour: page 140a. Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps Fr 0643 Plot I Row CC Grave 13 Shetland Times 05/08/1916
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:58 am    Post subject: Ian Keith Falconer MacLeod Reply with quote

Ian Keith Falconer MacLeod Capt Royal Army Medical Corps 75th FA b Hamilton, Lanarkshire Age 29 Killed in Action F & F 27/04/1918 Son of Rev. Donald J & Hamilla J (nee Mundie) MacLeod, United Free Church Manse, Boddam, Aberdeenshire. Peterhead MI J 7.40. Killed near Reninghelst. Probate Will Date: 22 Aug 1918. Educated at George Watson's College. Edinburgh University. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery B 011 Plot XXVIII Row C Grave 12 EE 03-05-18 Page 2 Aberdeen Weekly Journal 31-05-18 Page 5: Photo Aberdeen Weekly Journal 31-05-15 Page 5 Boddam Memorial
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gwc.org.uk/our-school/history-of-george-watsons-college/watsons-war-records/?surname=&conflict=WW1&regiment=&cemetery=&page=49
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:42 am    Post subject: Frank Symon Bessel Beedle GH Reply with quote

Frank Symon Bessel Beedle 2nd Lt MC 4th Gordon Highlanders attd 7th b Stornoway 20/12/1898 Age 19 Killed in Action F & F 11/04/1918 Son of Lieut. Comdr. Frank Symons Beedle R N & Mrs Marie Ann (nee Grigor) Beedle, Dunedin, Lasswade, Midlothian. Educated George Watson's College. Officers Book page 242. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Bonnyrigg Cockpen Parih Church & St Leonard's Ep. Church, Lasswade
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Vincent Connell Bruce Lt 5th Gordon Highlanders b Edinburgh 13/04/1888 Age 27 Killed in Action F & F 26/03/1916 Son of Dr Alexander Bruce & Annie Louisa Bruce, 8 Ainslie Pl; Edinburgh. 1891 Census: 13 Alva St; Edinburgh. 1901 Census: 8 Ainslie Pl; Edinburgh. Officers Book page 242. Formerly 13th Royal Scots. Will Probate date 6-3-17 Address Inverquhomery, Aberdeenshire & Longside. Brother Alexander Ninian Bruce. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 BO 11-04-16 Page 5 Photo Longside
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Robert Disher Coutts Lt 4th Gordon Highlanders b Abbotshall, Fife. Age 27 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/1915 Son of the late Mr Robert Alexander Coutts, Bank Accountant, & Mrs Elizabeth Martin (nee Barron) Coutts, 33 Dalhousie Terr; Edinburgh. Officers Book page 241. Medal Card: Edinburgh. 1891 Census: b 1888. 49 Port St; Annan. 1901 Census: 17 Rowland Pl; Kinghorn.
Occ: Was an official in the Lands Valuation Department at Aberdeen. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 EE 07-07-16 Page 4: Killed. ADJ 08-07-16 Page 6
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:56 am    Post subject: Harry Peckham Dippie GH Reply with quote

Harry Peckham Dippie 2nd Lt 11th Gordon Highlanders b Perth Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 18/07/1916 Son of James Dippie, 7 Burgess Terr; Edinburgh. Mother Janet. 1891 Census: 139 George St; Edinbrugh. 1901 Census: 7, Burgess Terr; Edinburgh. Officers Book page 166. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval Fr 0402 Plot I Row J Grave 06 Duncan St; Baptist Church, Edinburgh
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William Findlay Robertson Dobie Lt 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Coldstream, Berwick. 15/10/1887 Age 27 Killed in Action F & F 14/12/1914 Son of Dr. and Mrs. D. Robertson Dobie, of Earncliff, Crieff, Perthshire. Born at Coldstream, Berwickshire. Educated George Watson's College. Officers Book page 166. Probate Will Date: 27 Oct 1916. Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators Certificates, 1910-1950 Record. 448: Photo. Irish House Cemetery, Kemmel B 155 Row A Grave 30 Crieff & Crieff Parish Church
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Roderick MacKenzie Ferguson 2nd Lt 4th Gordon Highlanders b Ashford, Kent. 05/12/1894 Age 21 Killed in Action F & F 13/11/1916 Son of John MacRae Ferguson I.S.O. & Mrs Elizabeth Jane Kellas Ferguson, 4 Marine Terrace, Aberdeen. Allenvale Section A MI 89. 1901 Census: 1 Adelaide Place, Dundee. Educated George Watson's College. Employee of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Kingston, Ontario. Arrival: 11 Dec 1913. Royal George. St.John, New Brunswick. Aberdeen Grammar. City Roll of Honour : Woodfield, Banchory. Aberdeen Grammar School. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar: Woodfield, Banchory, Kincardineshire. Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Fr 1490 Row A Grave 27 ADJ 22-11-16 RoH EE 22-11-16 Page 2: RoH Banchory Aberdeen City & Grammar School.
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