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DerekR
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Stow Reply with quote

Stow War Memorial

Located in the centre of Stow, on the side of the A7.

OS ref NT458446
UKNIWM Ref No. 44097


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another picture.


And a close up of the WWII tablet:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Private Henry COWE Army Service Corps Reply with quote

Named on the memorial is Private M2/079419 Henry COWE, Army Service Corps, Motor Transport, 1st Division.
Born 8th December 1893 Kedslie, Melrose. Parents William and Euphemia of Muirhouse, Stow.
Applied for police service, at this time he was living at Todrig, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, occupation gardener, single man, 5'10 in height.
Appointed to Northumberland County Constabulary 19th July 1913 as PC201, 3rd class constable.
19.7.1913 - 2.9.1913 HQ Morpeth (Training)
3.9.1913 Posted Whitley Bay
28.2.1914 He requested that he be allowed to resign, in a report he stated that Whitley Bay was too quiet for him, he told his sergeant that he was going to join the Metropolitan Police. The local superintendent asked Cowe's sergeant to try and talk him out of resigning and it appears to have worked as he was transferred to Ashington on 23.3.1914.
22.3.1915 Resigned to join HMF, enlisted at Coventry as a motor driver ASC and sent to Grove Park for training.
7.5.1915 Embarked Southampton on SS St Petersbourg
8.5.1915 Landed Rouen, France and on the 21st May posted to 319 MT Coy
11.6.1915 To Field Ambulance, no details recorded.
2.8.1915 Posted to Base MT Depot
25.9.1915 Posted 1st Division
Had three periods of leave in UK and granted 1st GC badge 27.4.1917
22.6.1918 To 22 CCS suffering from broncho pneumonia contracted on army service.
30.6.1918 Died at 3pm, he had been ill for 8 days and suffered pains in his back, legs and head. Buried Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference V D 9
His mother received a pension of 4/- from the army
His name is recorded on Northumberland County Constabulary and Stow war memorials.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ran across this man who is on a memorial in the hills near Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire - but not on any local WM.

DOIG, JAMES HENDERSON.
Rank:Private
Service No:859249
Date of Death:02/02/1917
Age:33
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry
43rd Bn.
Grave ReferenceIV. C. 10.
CemeteryECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI
Additional Information:
Native of Stow, Midlothian. Son of William and Jane Doig, of Kirkclaugh, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland.

I don't know where the memorial is but the details are at:
http://www.baronyoffulwood.com/Heroes%20Memorial.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The name of David Hill has recently been added to the Stow Memorial by his relative Danny Miles:

Lance Corporal David Hill
Service No: S/18675
Date of Death: 13/08/1916
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
6th Bn.
Panel Reference
Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:39 pm    Post subject: Charles Chisholm Pte GH Reply with quote

Charles Chisholm Private S/6435 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Catpair,Midlothian 01/12/1892 e Galashiels Age 22 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 25/09/1915 Son of James and Jessie Hogg (nee Knox) Chisholm, of Galabank, Stow, Midlothian. 1901 Census: Old Craigend, Stow. Father's Occ: Shepherd. Roll of Honour Vol II Page: 68: Occ: Ploughman. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Jessie. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Southern Reporter 26-09-18 Page 5 Oxton & Stow
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LAIDLAW, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: S/7825
Date of Death: 07/01/1916
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 64.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:27 am    Post subject: Isabella McR Oliver Reply with quote

By October 2015 there was also an additional WW2 name, below the main WW2 tablet-
Private Isabella McR Oliver ATS

Isabella McRobert Oliver, W76105 Died 28 May 1944 aged 19, Daughter of William Scott Oliver and Esther Smith Oliver of Lockerbie
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Lockerbie War Memorial as:

OLIVER, ISABELLA
Isabella McRobert Oliver age 19 Private (W/76105) Auxiliary Territorial Service.
A camp for French refugees from Normandy was set up at Sompting near Worthing in Sussex and staffed by the ATS. The southern end of the camp was bounded by the railway line and was hit by a high explosive bomb on the 28 May 1944. A number of ATS women were killed and others injured.
(Source: Westsussex.gov, GRO Death Index and family grave in Stow Cemetery, Midlothian)
Born 1924 in Annan, Dumfriesshire as Isabella McRobert. Daughter of Esther Smith (McRobert) Oliver and step-daughter of William Scott Oliver of Lockerbie who had married in 1932 in Edinburgh.
Killed by enemy action on 28 May 1944 and buried in Stow Cemetery, Midlothian. (CWG)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TPR. W. D. LINTON, 2nd LIFE GUARDS.
Not listed by CWGC but under review.
Walter Dodds Linton age 27 Trooper (3245) Reserve Household Battalion, Life Guards.
Walter had been a booking clerk with the North British Railway Company and was a parcel porter at Waverley Station in Edinburgh when he enlisted in July 1917. He was at Windsor when he became ill and he was in the Cavalry Hospital Detention Rooms when he drowned while taking a bath.
Born 1890 at Cathaugh in Kirkhope, Selkirkshire. Son of David and Margaret (Dodds) Linton of Spences's Buildings, Stow, Midlothian.
Died on Service on 19 December 1917.
Burial place not yet known.
Also named on the Ettrickbridge War Memorial in Kirkhope Parish Church.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PTE. ROBT. FRIER, K.O.S.B.

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

PTE. ROBERT FRIER. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Robert Frier age 34 Private (201541) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 Robert was cycle engineer in Galashiels. He enlisted in the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars in January 1902 and joined the15th King's Hussars in India in January 1903. He returned to the UK in November 1909 and transferred to the Army Reserves in January 1910. He became a postman in December 1910 and was working in Stow, Midlothian, but no longer a reservist, when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in Egypt as Private (8650) and served in Palestine where he was killed.
Born 1882 in Galashiels. Son of James and Jane (Brownlee) Frier of 10 Hall Street, Galashiels. Husband of Christina Binnie (Mann) Frier of Stow Brae, Stow, Midlothian who he married in 1914 in Stow.
Missing in Action on 18 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRIVER GEO. AITCHISON, A.S.C.

Named on the Selkirk Roll of Honour as:

AITCHISON, GEORGE, PRIVATE, R.A.S.C, 1914-16.
George Aitchison age 27 Driver (T2/14411) Army Service Corps.
George was a baker in Stow, Midlothian when he enlisted. He landed in France in August 1915. Two years later he was kicked by a horse and was evacuated to the King George's Hospital in Lambeth, London where he died.
Born 1890 at Blackadder Mount, Edrom, Berwickshire. Son of the late Mary (Henderson) Aitchison (died 1900) and of Thomas Aitchison and step-son of Janet (Sheil) Aitchison of 17 Chapel Street, Selkirk who had married in 1902 in Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire.
Died on Service on 1 November 1917 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)
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