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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CHARLES THOMSON, CESSFORD.
Charles Thomson – age 22 – Private (43121) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles enlisted as Private (7180) in the Durham Light Infantry and was posted as Private (40722) to the DLI's Labour Company in France. He was transferred as Private (64219) to the Labour Corps before being transferred again to the KOSB.
Born 1895 in Eccles, Berwickshire. Son of Hugh Graham Thomson and of Margaret (Reilly ) Graham of Cessford, Eckford.
Died of Wounds on 30 November 1917 and buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme, France.
Also named on the Eckford Parish Church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall and on the Kelso War Memorial.


GEORGE H. WHITELAW, MARCHCLEUGH.
George Hope Whitelaw – age 29 – Private (873) 42nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
George was educated in Jedburgh before he moved to St Pancras in London where in 1911 he was a grocer. He emigrated to Canada in May 1914 and became a policeman in Ottowa. He enlisted in the 2nd Reserve Park of the Canadian Army Service Corps in Montreal in December 1914. He sailed from Montreal in May 1915 and landed in France in September. George was transferred to the 42nd Royal Highlanders of Canada in October 1917 but was killed a month later at Passchendaele Ridge.
Born 1888 in Crailing, Roxburghshire. Son of Alexander Francis Whitelaw and of Margaret (Patterson) Whitelaw of Gateshaw, of Marchcleugh and of Caverton Mill, Eckford.
Missing in Action on 16 November 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


ROBERT B. YEOMANS, WESTER WOODEN.
Robert Bell Yeomans – age 21 – Private (7189) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a farm servant when he and his brother enlisted in November 1914. They landed with their battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but Robert was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1894 in Sprouston, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Agnes (Bell) Yeomans (died 1901) and of Thomas Yeomans of Wester Wooden, Eckford. Thomas died there in March 1918. Brother of Miss Isabella Yeomans of Wester Wooden, Eckford.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Eckford Parish Church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall and on the Kelso War Memorial.

and his brother

WILLIAM YEOMANS, WESTER WOODEN
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William Yeomans – age 25 – Corporal (200720) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William enlisted with his brother Robert in November 1914. He landed as Private (7188) at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was wounded a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah and was evacuated to hospital in Cairo, Egypt. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was wounded again and he died in the 54th Casualty Clearing Station at Deir el Belah.
Born 1892 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Agnes (Bell) Yeomans (died 1901) and of Thomas Yeomans of Wester Wooden, Eckford. Thomas died there in March 1918. Brother of Miss Isabella Yeomans of Wester Wooden, Eckford.
Died of Wounds on 7 June 1917 and buried in Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine
Also named on the Eckford Parish Church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall and on the Kelso War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THOMAS YOUNGER, BOWMONT FOREST.
Not listed by CWGC but under review.
Thomas Younger – age 40 – Private (S/4649) 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
In 1911 Thomas was living in Bowman Forest Bothy, Eckford and was working as a forestry carter. He enlisted at Kelso in September 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915. He was admitted to the 1st Canadian General Hospital in Etaples with sever bronchitis in February 1917 but was diagnosed with tuberculosis and evacuated to the Keighly War Hospital in Yorkshire. Thomas was discharged from the army in March and awarded a Silver War Badge (36939) but died just over a year later.
Born 1878 in Cheswick, Ancroft, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland. Son of Andrew and Agnes (Best) Younger of Beal Farm, Beal, Kyloe, Northumberland.
Died - June Quarter of 1918.
Burial place not known.
Also named on the Eckford Parish Church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall and on the St. Nicholas Church, Kyloe Parish memorial now in the St. John the Baptist Church in Lowick in Kyloe Parish.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Ian has posted previously the World War Two names were added to this memorial in 2015.

1939 – 1945

WILLIAM BROWN Pte. H.G.
William Brown – age 28 – Volunteer, 4th Scottish Border Battalion, Home Guard.
William was acting as a marker on the rifle range at Marlfield, Eckford when he was wounded in the head by the accidental discharge of a rifle. He died in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Born 1912 in Oxnam, Roxburghshire as William Anderson Brown. Son of John Anderson Brown and Isabella Thomson (Hogarth) Brown. Husband of Catherine Sked (Craig) Brown of Marlfield Cottage who he married in 1939 in Kelso.
Died of Wounds on 2 September 1940 and buried in Kelso Cemetery, Roxburghshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Eckford church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall as William Anderson Brown, Pte. Home Guard.


CHARLES E. A. BUIST Lt. R.N.
Charles Edward Ashton Buist – age 22 – Lieutenant, H.M.M.A.S. 546, Royal Navy.
Charles was a Midshipman in May 1939, a sub-lieutenant in April 1941 and was promoted to Lieutenant in September 1942. Charles was killed when His Majesty's Motoscafo Armato Silurante 546, a captured Italian “torpedo armed motorboat”, hit a German mine.
Born 1921 in St. Andrews, Edinburgh. Son of Alexander Allerdice Buist and of Margaret Eileen (Ashton) Buist of Kirkbank, Eckford.
Killed in Action on 21 February 1944 and buried in Biguglia War Cemetery, Haute-Corse, (Corsica) France.
Also named on the War memorial in the New Club in Edinburgh and on the Eckford church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall as Charles Edward A. Buist, Lieutenant Royal Navy .


JAMES R. INGLIS Sgt. R.A.F.
James Robertson Inglis – age 23 – Sergeant/Flight Engineer (979322) 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
James's Stirling bomber had taken off from RAF Newmarket in Suffolk for a raid on Frankfurt but the aircraft crashed and the crew were buried in Rheinbollen Cemetery but were re-interred in Rheinberg in April 1948.
Born 1919 in Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire. Son of ??????
Killed in Action on 11 April 1943 and buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Eckford church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall as James Robertson Inglis, Sergeant RAF.
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JAMES A. JACKSON Plt. Off. R.A.F.V.R.
James Alexander Jackson – age 39 – Pilot Officer/Air Gunner (127619) 199 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
James was farming at Easter Wooden, Eckford when he enlisted. He was commissioned from Aircraftsman 1st Class (1369721) to Pilot Officer in the RAF Regiment in September 1942 and was transferred to General Duties in August 1943. His Stirling bomber had taken off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk on a mission for the Special Operations Executive with supplies for a Resistance unit in south-west France but the aircraft crashed at Verght in the Dordogne. The crew were re-interred in Marseilles in February 1947.
Born 1904 in Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Agnes (Wood) Jackson (died 1912) and of the late James Watson Jackson (died 1938) of Hassendean, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Husband of Mary or Molly (Robson) Jackson who he married in 1937 in Yetholm, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 16 February 1944 and buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France.
Also named on the Eckford church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall as James Alexander Jackson, Pilot Officer RAF VR and, in 2015, the names of the crew were added to the War Memorial in the village of Grun-Bordas, close to the crash site.


ALEXANDER S. SCOTT Sgt. R.A.F.
Alexander Sherriffs Scott – age 22 – Sergeant/Navigator (1567205) 166 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Alexander's Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Kirmington in Lincolnshire for a raid on Ludwigshafen but the aircraft crashed in the target area. The crew were re-interred in Durnbach in November 1947.
Born 1922 in Marykirk, Kincardineshire. Son of William and Margaret Milne (Sherrifs) Scott of Colinton, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 1 February 1945 and buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Eckford church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall as Alexander Sherriffs Scott, Sergeant, RAF.


RONALD M. SMITH Pte. D.L.I.
Ronald Moscrop Smith – age 21 – Private (2987018) 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
Ronald was resident in Roxburghshire when he enlisted. The 6th DLI landed at Cherbourg in January 1940 and, after the German attack in May, they were lifted from the beaches at Dunkirk on 1 June. The battalion was first informed of an overseas move in September 1940 to North Africa, and embarkation leave was given over Christmas. However they were ordered on intensive exercises on the moors of Somerset and Devon before they sailed in April 1941. Ronald's death was registered at Tiverton, Devon.
Born 1919 in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland as Ronald Moscrop. Son of Isabella (Moscrop) Smith and step-son of Robert Smith of Eckford who had married in 1920 Berwick.
Died on Service on 7 February 1941 and buried in Eckford Parish Churchyard.
Also named on the Eckford church memorial now in Eckford Community Hall as Ronald Moscrop Smith, Private Durham Light Infantry
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