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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW2 NAME - JOHN MELVILLE.

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

ORD. CODER J. MELVILLE, R.N.
John Melville – age 37 – Ordinary Coder (C/JX 361352) H.M.S. Dasher, Royal Navy.
Jack had been a teller in the British Linen Bank in Galashiels for about five years and was a well known local singer. A member of the Amateur Operatic Society, he also sang in the East Church choir. Prior to joining the navy he was a Group Warden with the Civil Defence Organisation. He was serving on the escort aircraft carrier “Dasher” when she exploded and sank in the Clyde Estuary between Ardrossan and Arran.
Born 1905 in Dunfermline, Fife. Son of George and Bessie (Dick) Melville of Dunfermline. Husband of Euphemia (Toshack) Melville of 164 Wood Street, Galashiels who he married in 1938 in Dunfermline.
Died on Active Service on 27 March 1943 and buried in Ardrossan Cemetery, Ayrshire.
Also named on the Galashiels East Church memorial and on the Dunfermline City War Memorial (as Jack)
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: OSBORNE, GEORGE EDWARD BELL
Initials: GEB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
Date of Death: 06/11/1917.
Age: 38.
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Grace Pagan Osborne, of Glasgow.
Born at Glasgow.
Grave Reference: L. 39.
Cemetery: Beersheba War Cemetery.

Also named on Glasgow Academy, Cupar and Kelvinside Academy War Memorials and in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel. A short biographical note about Major Osborne can be seen on the University's Roll of Honour: https://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-biography/?id=4103


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALEXANDER CARMICHAEL

Named on the Coldstream Burgh and Parish War Memorial in Berwickshire as:

CARMICHAEL, ALEX. Pte. CAMn.H.
Alexander Carmichael – age 24 – Private (S/22180) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Alexander was a clerk with the British Linen Bank at George Street in Edinburgh and was living at 25 Spotiswoode Road when he enlisted.
Born 1892 in Coldstream. Son of the late George Carmichael (died 1908) and Jane (Clark) Carmichael of Eaglesheugh, Coldstream.
Missing in Action on 24 August 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WHYTE, ALEXANDER CUMMING
Initials: AC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, 159th Bde, "B" Bty
Date of Death: 11/4/1916
Age: 34
Additional Information: Son of John Cumming Whyte and Margaret Whyte, of "Oakley," 50, Corrour Rd., Newlands, Glasgow.
Grave Reference: I A 7
Cemetery: Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Canadian Cemetery.

Also named on Glasgow High School War Memorial.
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