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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRIVATE J. HASTIE.
James Hastie – age 18 – Private (42356) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
James was an assistant gardener when he enlisted as Private (52425) in the Highland Light Infantry in November 1917. He was posted to the Cameronians in March 1918 but was killed a month later.
Born 1899 in Melrose. Son of William and Helen Goodfellow (Lunn) Hastie of Smith's Road, Darnick, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 28 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial.


PRIVATE A. HENDERSON.
Alexander Henderson – age 19 – Private (6652) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was an apprentice engineer with Aimers, McLean in Galashiels when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was fatally wounded a month later during the battle at Ach Baba Nullah.
Born 1896 in Tradeston, Glasgow. Son of Alexander and Joan or Johanna (McLeay) Henderson of Asylum Cottages, Melrose where Alexander was the electrical engineer.
Died of Wounds on 12 July 1915 and buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PRIVATE J. HOBKIRK.
Thought to be:
John Hopkirk – age 17 – Private (7369) 4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
John was a ploughman when he enlisted. He died of pneumonia at Threepwood Lodge, Langshaw, Roxburghshire.
Born 1897 Sorrowfield Mains, Melrose as John Pringle Hopkirk, also registered at Langshaw as the family had been living on the Carolside Estate. Son of the late Helen (Robertson) Hopkirk (died 1913) and of John Hopkirk of Threepwood Lodge and of Townhead, Newstead, Melrose.
Died on Service on 23 February 1915 and buried in Lauder Cemetery, Berwickshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Lauder Parish and Burgh War Memorial and on the Lauder Parish Church memorial as John Hopkirk.
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PRIVATE J. KEDDIE.
James Keddie – age 32 – Private (28757) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was the manager of a drapery business in Bell Street, St. Andrew's in Fife when he enlisted as Private (3535) in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. He was posted to the 2nd KOSB in France.
Born 1884 in Melrose. Son of George Young Keddie and of Susan (Ritchie) Keddie of Abbotsbank, Gattonside, Melrose, Husband of Margaret Edward (Holmes) Keddie of Claremont, Largo Road, St. Andrew's, Fife and of Kingswood Avenue, High West Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne who he married in 1912 in Glasgow.
Died of Wounds on 18 January 1917 and buried in Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert. France.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial and on the St. Andrew's War Memorial.


CAPTAIN J.C. LANG.
James Corbet Lang – age 40 – Captain, 1st Battalion attached to the 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James had served with the Black Watch (Lovat's Scouts) in the South African War and was commissioned in the KOSB in November 1900. He was posted as the Adjutant of the 4th Battalion of the KOSB in August 1912 and landed with them at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1874 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Son of the Rev. Gavin Lang and of Frances Mary (Corbet) Lang of Inverness. Husband of Mary Lilian (Mustard) Lang of Hazeldean, Newstead, Melrose and of Moira Cottage, Colinton, Edinburgh who he married in 1907 in Bromley in Kent.
Mary was a Nursing Sister at the Edinburgh War Hospital in Bangour, West Lothian.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Newstead Village War Memorial.
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LIEUT. J. LAWRIE.
James Alexander Lawrie – age 25 – Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a mercantile clerk when he enlisted in the 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion of the Royal Scots and as Sergeant (1422) he landed with his battalion at Boulogne in February 1915. He was commissioned in the KOSB in January 1916.
Born 1892 in Melrose. Son of Thomas and Jane Ann (Davidson) Lawrie of Melrose. Husband of Robina (Mason) Lawrie of 3 West Preston Street, Edinburgh who he married in 1915 in Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 3 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Free Church memorial in Melrose as James A. Lawrie.


PRIVATE W. McD. LEES.
William McDougall Lees – age 39 – Private (200777) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 William had been an estate carter at Drygrange Lodge, Melrose and he was at Harleyburn Lodge, Melrose when he enlisted. He died in the Military Hospital at Grangegorman in County Dublin, Ireland.
Born 1878 in Earlston, Berwickshire. Son of the late John (died 1882) and Isabella (Douglas) Lees (died 1905) of Earlston. Husband of Mary Helen (Martin) Lees of Harleyburn, Melrose who he married in 1906 in Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire.
Died on Service on 11 October 1917 and buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland.
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CAPTAIN J. LOCKIE M.C.
James Lockie, Military Cross – age 26 – Captain, 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers attached to the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
In 1911 he was a commercial traveller for a Tea Merchant and was living with his brother Robert and his family at Dinglesyde, Queen's Road, Monkseaton, Northumberland. He enlisted in the 13th Northumberland Fusiliers in August 1914 as Private (6511) and was promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant before he was commissioned in the 12th Battalion in March 1915. He landed with the battalion at Boulogne in September 1915 and was promoted to Captain in May 1916. For his actions on the Somme in July 1916 he was awarded a Military Cross. “For conspicuous gallantry and determination. When the enemy made a strong counter-attack he kept his men well in hand during the hard fighting which ensued, and, although wounded, kept command till the ground won had been consolidated.”
The 12th and 13th Battalions were merged in August 1917 and the 2nd Lincolnshires joined them in the 62nd Infantry Brigade in February 1918.
Born 1889 in Melrose. Son of George and Mary (McAndrew) Lockie of Dingleton, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 22 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
The Probate of his will gives his address as St. Mary's, Claremont Gardens, Monkseaton, Northumberland and he is named on the Whitley Bay War Memorial.


GUNNER W.J. LOWE.
William James Lowe – age 20 – Gunner (1294) 15th Battery, Machine Gun Corps (Motors)
William was educated at Galashiels Academy, at George Watson's College in Edinburgh and he studied electrical engineering at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow (now the University of Strathclyde). He enlisted in May 1915, together with his brother Ion Alexander Lowe (1295) who had returned from Canada, and they landed in France as part of the 18th Division in July 1915. William was wounded at Nueve Chapelle and the brothers were both wounded at Levantie when a shell hit their dug-out. Ion survived but William died of his wounds.
Born 1896 in Morningside, Newington, Edinburgh. Son of James Robert and Agnes Straiton (Hall) Lowe of Ashville, Tweedmount Road, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 22 December 1916 and buried in Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France.
Also named on the George Watson's College memorial and on the Royal Technical College Roll of Honour.

Ion Alexander Lowe, Gunner (1295) was born in 1892 in Peebles, Selkirkshire. He enlisted in May 1915, was discharged from the army in January 1918 due to illness and was awarded a Silver War Badge (302421)
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PRIVATE J. LYAL.
James Lyal – age 26 – Private (S/8469) 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
James had enlisted to the King's Own Scottish Borderers but was posted to the Black Watch in France in July 1915. He was killed two months later during the battle at Loos.
Born 1885 in Fogo, Berwickshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (Fairbairn) Lyal of Govanbank, Gattonside, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.

and his brother

STOKER R.H. LYAL
.
Robert Hume Lyal – age 23 – Leading Stoker (K/10739) H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy.
Robert was a draper's assistant when he joined the navy for 12 years in March 1911. He joined the cruiser HMS Attentive as a stoker in October and served in two other ships until he joined the cruiser “Defence” in October 1913. Robert was promoted in November 1915 but was killed during the Battle of Jutland when the “Defence” exploded and sank after she had been hit by a salvo from German ships.
Born 1893 in Newington, Edinburgh. Son of William and Elizabeth (Fairbairn) Lyal of Govanbank, Gattonside, Melrose.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 31 May 1916 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.


PRIVATE A.D. MACK.
Adam Douglas Mack – age 18 – Private (7668) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Adam was a farm servant when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1896 in Fala and Soutra Parish, Midlothian. Son of Alexander and Janet (Douglas) Mack of Easter Langlee, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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L.CORP. J.C. MANN.
Thought to be:
James Cunningham Mann – age 17 – Cabin Boy, S.S. War Grange, Mercantile Marine.
The “War Grange” had been requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier and was on passage from Bordeaux to Cardiff in ballast when she was torpedoed and damaged by German submarine U-55. The Newquay life boat was launched but the explosion had killed five of the crew, however the ship failed to sink and was run aground at Towan Beach where she remained until repaired.
Born 1900 in Mells, Somerset. Son of James Davidson Mann (gardener) and of Ann Scott (Cunningham) Mann of Mells, Somerset and of Gattonside, Melrose. James and Ann had married in 1896 in Torryburn, Fife.
Killed by enemy action on 15 May 1918 and buried in Newquay New Cemetery, Cornwall. (CWG)
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial and on a memorial plaque in Newquay Parish Church of St. Michael the Archangel.


Q.M.S. T. MANN.
Thomas Mann – age 28 – Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant (1514) 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars.
Thomas was a Corporal with the 18th Hussars at Tidworth Camp in Wiltshire at the outbreak of war and he landed with the regiment at Boulogne on 15 August 1914. He spent the rest of the war on the western front until a month after the Armistice when he contracted pneumonia and died in the 20th Casualty Clearing Station in Charleroi.
Born 1889 in Lauder, Berwickshire. Son of Robina Mann, from 1901 Mrs. George Shillinglaw of Darnick Vale, Melrose.
Died on Service on 8 December 1918 and buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.
Also named on the Darnick Village Memorial and on the Free Church memorial in Melrose.


PRIVATE F. MILLAR.
Forbes Millar – age 30 – Private/Signaller (202765) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Forbes was employed with Messrs Freer & Muir, Solicitors, in Melrose.
Born 1888 in Leith South, Midlothian. Son of the late Councillor John Forbes Millar (died 1909) and of Helen (Briers) Millar of Hawthornsyde Cottage, Newstead, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 23 July 1918 and named on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Newstead Village War Memorial.
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PRIVATE J. MILLAR,
John Millar – age 20 – Private (19285) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
The 16th Royal Scots landed at Boulogne in January 1916. John was fatally wounded on the Somme and died in hospital two days later.
Born 1896 in Edinburgh. Son of the late John Millar (died 1901) and of Mary Ann (Smith) of Valley View, Gattonside, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 5 July 1916 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.


PRIVATE D. MITCHELL.
David Mitchell – age 19 – Private (201577) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
David was a gardener at Clovenfords, Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire when he enlisted as Private (8706) in the KOSB. He joined his battalion in Egypt in 1916 and served in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1897 in Melrose. Son of the late David Mitchell (died 1909) and of Margaret (Harper) Mitchell of Tower Road and of Smith's Road, Darnick, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial and on the Caddonfoot Parish War Memorial.


L.CORP. J. MITCHELL.
James Percival Mitchell – age 25 – Lance Corporal (S/7936) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
James joined his battalion in France in June 1915. They moved to Mesopotamia, landing at Basra on 31 December 1915.
Born 1889 at Leaderfoot, Melrose as James Percival. Son of Elizabeth (Percival) Mitchell and step-son of James Mitchell of The Lodge, Gladswood, Melrose who married in 1890 in Bedrule, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 21 January 1916 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.


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SERGT. J.J. MITCHELL.
John James Mitchell – age 21 – Sergeant (S/41066) 1/6th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
John was posted as Corporal (9712) to the 10th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in France but was transferred to the Black Watch. At the time of his death John's Battalion, as part of the 51st (Highland) Division, was attached to the French Fifth Army on the River Marne, east of Paris. John was killed at Epernay, near Rheims but was re-interred after the war.
Born 1897 in Newstead, Melrose. Son of Thomas Mitchell and Violet Turnbull (Riddell) Mitchell of St. John's Cottages, Newstead, Melrose.
Killed in Action on 20 July 1918 and buried in La Neuville-Aux-Larris Military Cemetery, Marne, France.
Also named on the Newstead Village War Memorial.


TROOPER A. McDONALD.

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PRIVATE G.A. McDONALD.
George Alexander McDonald – age 24 – Private (1024) 1/8th Battalion, Royal Scots.
George had worked as a joiner in Melrose before he moved to Haddington, East Lothian. He enlisted in Dunbar and landed with his battalion at La Havre in November 1914 but he was killed six months later near Festubert.
Born 1890 in North Berwick, East Lothian. Son of Robert and Jane (Durie) McDonald of Smith Street and of Albert Place, Darnick, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 16 May 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial and on the Dunbar War Memorial.


PRIVATE W. McDONALD.
Thought to be:
William McDonald – age 24 – Private (S/11780) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
William enlisted at Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Born 1892 at Tullochvenus, Tough, Aberdeenshire.
Son of William McDonald of Camphill, Lumphannan, Aberdeenshire and of Jane McDonald.
Killed in Action on 1 July 1916 and buried in Gordon Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
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PRIVATE J. McVITTIE.
James McVittie – age 22 – Private (12352) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a butcher in Melrose when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battale of Loos.
Born 1893 in Melrose. Son of the late Robert McVittie (died 1897) and of Elizabeth (Colthard) McVittie (died 1912) formerly of Dingleton, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


PRIVATE J. NOTMAN.
James Notman – age 19 – Private (S/18499) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was a farm servant at Kittyfield Farm, Gattonside, Melrose when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined his battalion in Belgium in October but was killed less than two months later.
Born 1896 in Ledgerwood, Berwickshire. Son of the late Susan (Anderson) Notman (died 1896) and of Alexander Notman.
In 1901 James was living with his grandparents James and Christina (Craise) Notman at Gatalaw Farm Cottage, Kelso and he named his father and his grandmother as his legatees.
Killed in Action on 27 November 1915 and buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial and on the Earlston Parish War Memorial in Berwickshire.


PRIVATE T. POLWARTH.
Thought to be:
Thomas Leithhead Polwarth – age 24 – Private (781) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was living at Newton St. Boswells, Roxburghshire and was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1890 at Kelloe Bastle, Edrom, Berwickshire. Son of the late Edward Polwarth of Edrom (died 1905) and of Margaret (Leithead) Polwarth of Invereil, Dirleton and of 13 Melbourne Place, North Berwick.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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PRIVATE W. PURVES.
William Purves – age 19 – Private (S/7446) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
William enlisted in November 1914 and joined his battalion in Belgium in March 1915 but he was killed on his birthday a month later.
Born 1896 in Fountainhall, Pencaitland, East Lothian. Son of the late James Purves (died 1907) and of Isabella (Beaton) Purves of of Wester Housebyers, Gattonside, Melrose and of Sisterpath Farm, Duns, Berwickshire.
Killed in Action on 13 April 1915 and buried in La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.


PRIVATE J. RAFFERTY.
James Rafferty – age 24 – Private (4084) 8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
James enlisted in Newcastle-on-Tyne and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in July 1915 but was killed a month later.
Born 1891 in Calton, Glasgow. Son of Hugh and Annie (Reynolds) Rafferty of Tower Road, Darnick, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 11 August 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial.


PRIVATE W. RAMSAY.
William Ramsay – age 32 – Private (153471) 43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada) Canadian Infantry.
William had served his apprenticeship and worked as a plumber in Buccleuch Street, Melrose before he left for Canada sometime after 1911 and was in the same trade when he enlisted in Winnipeg, Manitoba in July 1915. He was already a member of the local militia, the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada and he sailed as part of a reinforcement draft to the 43rd in November 1915. The battalion landed in France in February 1916 but William was killed by shell-fire two months later at Sanctuary Wood near Ypres, Belgium.
Born 1883 in Kelso. Roxburghshire. Son of James and Georgina (Finlayson) Ramsay of St. Mary's, Dingleton, Melrose. Husband of Annie Middlemost (Anderson or Cowan) Ramsay of 477 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg who he married in 1905 in Southdean, Roxburghshire.
Annie married Frank Smith in May 1917 in Winnipeg and lived at 274 Stradbrooke Avenue.
Killed in Action on 27 April 1916 and buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Belgium.
Also named on the Free Church memorial in Melrose.
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SERGT. W.K. REDPATH M.M. & BAR.
Walter Kerr Redpath, Military Medal – age 25 – Sergeant (20370) 1st Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Walter was serving with the 1st Cameron Highlanders in Edinburgh at the outbreak of war and as Private (8684) he landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 14 August 1914. He transferred to the 1st MGC when it was formed in January 1916. The announcement of Walter's Military Medal was made in September 1916, a month after his death, but I cannot trace the award of a second M.M.
Born 1891 in Walkerburn, Peebleshire. Son of the late Margaret (Kerr) Redpath (died 1891) and of John Redpath of Darnick. Step-son of Jane (Hogarth or Smith) Redpath of North Berwick and of Montreal, Canada.
John and Jane married in 1894 in Edinburgh and by 1901 the family were living in North Berwick, East Lothian. John, Jane and their two youngest children, Thomas and John, emigrated to Canada in May 1911.
Killed in Action on 31 August 1916 and buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial and on the North Berwick War Memorial.


PRIVATE J. RICHARDSON.
James Richardson – age 23 – Private (56574) 155th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
James was brought up in Gattonside, Melrose where his father was for 14 years gardener and coachman to Lady Brewster (Jane Kirk Purnell, second wife of Sir David) at Allerly House, Hoebridge, Gattonside. James was an engineer to trade and, as a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB, he was mobilised in August 1914. As Private (606) he was a battalion machine gunner when they landed at Gallipoli in June 1915 and he transferred to the 52nd (Lowland) Division's MGC when it was formed in Egypt in March 1916. James was killed in Palestine on the road to Jerusalem.
Born 1894 in Newington, Edinburgh. Son of Robert and Annie (Henderson) Richardson of Gattonside, of Ann Terrace, Grangepans, Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire and of Horsburgh Street, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Missing in Action on 29 November 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.
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PRIVATE E.W. RIDDELL.
Edward William Riddell – age 22 – Private (29399) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Edward was an apprentice baker in Melrose when he joined the Territorial 4th KOSB in November 1910 as Private (467) He was mobilised in August 1914 but was transferred to the 1/5th Battalion and landed with them at Gallipoli in June 1915. He became ill with cellulitis of arm and was evacuated to hospital in Malta in October before being sent home. He was discharged from the army in February 1916 as his term had expired but he re-enlisted.
Born 1895 in Melrose. Son of William and Margaret (Smith) Riddell of East Port, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 9 April 1917 and buried in Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery, Estree-Cauchy, France.

and his brother

CORPORAL R.S. RIDDELL
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Robert Smith Riddell – age 35 – Corporal (23778) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a grocer in Melrose when he enlisted.
Born 1882 in Melrose. Son of William and Margaret (Smith) Riddell of East Port, Melrose. Husband of Catherine (Cook) Riddell of Church Place, Melrose who he married in 1905 in Denny, Stirlingshire.
Killed in Action on 1 July 1917 and buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France.

A third brother, Hugh Smith Riddell, served as Private (15376) in the Scots Guards.
He was born in 1886 and was a dairyman when he enlisted in December 1915 and was mobilised in March 1916. He was wounded twice but survived the war and was discharged in February 1919. He married Grace Young Readman in 1926 in Melrose and died there in 1968 aged 82
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LIEUT. H.S.S. ROBINSON.
Harry Stanley Shepley Robinson – age 19 – Second Lieutenant, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Harry was employed in the Lands Values Office in Melrose, was a local Scout Master and had been awarded a “Silver Wolf”. He was commissioned in October 1914 and joined the 2nd KOSB on the Western Front in April 1915 where he was attached to the Staff of the Brigadier-General of the 13th Brigade. Harry was fatally wounded by shrapnel.
Born 1895 in Brighouse, Halifax, Yorkshire. Son of Harry Lister Robinson (artist) and of Alice (Bottomley) Robinson of 29 Charles Street, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Died of Wounds on 9 June 1915 and buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial and on the Langholm Parish Church memorial.
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SERGT. A. ROSIE.
Andrew Rosie – age 28 – Lance Sergeant (S/14832) 14th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Andrew enlisted in the Argylls at Galashiels, Selkirkshire in November 1915.
Born 1889 Thurso, Caithness. Son of the late Alexander and Mary (Campbell) Rosie of Lyth, near Wick, Caithness.
Missing in Action on 26 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
Also named on the Bower Parish War Memorial in Caithness and on the Barrock Estate memorial in Lyth, Caithness, together with his brother George Campbell Rosie, Corporal (1187) 2nd Seaforth Highlanders who died of wounds in the 12th General Hospital in Rouen on 14 April 1916. Andrew was named as his legatee. George was born in 1891 in Halkirk, Caithness and by 1901 Andrew, George, Alexander and Isabella were living with their grandmother Jane Rosie in Bower.


PRIVATE W. RUTHERFORD.
William Rutherford – age 20 – Private (6997) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1894 in Melrose. Son of James and Cecilia (Lillie) Rutherford of Tower Road, Darnick, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial.


MAJOR J.H. SCOTT.
James Hall Scott – age 47 – Major, 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
James was in business as a motor engineer and cycle agent at Palma Place in Melrose. As a member of the Roxburgh and Selkirk Rifle Volunteer Corps he became, in the 1890's, one the best known rifle shots in kingdom, winner the Prince of Wales's Prize and the Wimbledon Cup, for two years, third for the Queen’s Prize, and twelve times in the Scottish team in the International Rifle Match at Bisley, He enlisted as Private (6927) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers Volunteers and served in the South African War in 1900. At the outbreak of war he offered his services and was granted a Captaincy in the 10th Cameronians in October 1914. James was promoted to Major in June 1915 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July but he was killed during the battle of Loos.
Born 1868 in Melrose. Son of John and Violet (Hall) Scott of Scott's Place, Melrose. Husband of Christina Crawford (Logan) Scott of Palma Place, Melrose who he married in 1909 in Currie, Midlothian.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Free Church memorial in Melrose.
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PRIVATE T. SCOTT.
Thomas Scott – age 28 – Private (9605) Scots Guards.
Thomas was a stone mason and was working in Edinburgh when he enlisted in August 1914. He was at Wellington Barracks in London when his daughter was born in New Cove, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire in December 1914 and he joined the 2nd Scots Guards in France in February 1915. He served throughout the war and was with the 1st Scots Guards when he was granted leave as his daughter Thomasina, aged almost 4, had died of influenza on 11 November 1918. Thomas contracted the same illness and died at New Cove just over two weeks later.
Born 1890 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
In 1901 Thomas, age 10, and his family were in Melrose and from 1904 the family were at Valley View, Gattonside, Melrose.
Son of Andrew and Agnes (Nichol) Scott of Victoria Street, Galashiels. Husband of Elizabeth (Mills) Scott of Cove Farm, Cockburnspath who he married in 1917 in Cockburnspath.
Died on Service on 22 November 1918 and buried in Cockburnspath Parish Churchyard, Berwickshire.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial on the Free Church memorial in Melrose, on the Cockburnspath Parish War Memorial and on the Galashiels War Memorial.


SAPPER J. SHIEL.
James Shiel – age 38 – Sapper (154299) Royal Engineers.
James was a stonemason and he enlisted in March 1916 but became ill while serving overseas and was evacuated back to the UK. He was discharged from the army in December 1917 and awarded a Silver War Badge (221163) James died of tuberculosis at his home in Darnick.
Born 1881 in Melrose. Son of the late William Shiel (died 1912) and of Susan Jean (Grieg) Shiel of Darnick, Melrose.
Died on 14 May 1920 and buried in Melrose Abbey Churchyard. (CWG)
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial and on the Free Church memorial in Melrose.


PRIVATE J. SHIEL.
James Shiel – age 18 – Private (6981) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a gardener when he enlisted in October 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1897 in Melrose as James Hutton Shiel. Son of the late Robert Shiel (died 1905) and of Mary Jane (Kennan) Shiel of Dingleton Road Melrose.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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SERGT. G.H. SMART.
George Henderson Smart – age 23 – Sergeant (200039) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was educated in mechanics at the South of Scotland Technical College and became an engineer in Galashiels. As a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB he was mobilised in August 1914 and as Sergeant (575) in the Lewis Gun Section he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He contracted dysentery and was evacuated to hospital in Bristol in September. After he recovered he rejoined the battalion in Palestine but was wounded and evacuated to the Beaufort War Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol where he died.
Born 1895 in Melrose. Son of Thomas and Agnes (Middlemas) Smart of Huntly House, Gattonside, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 13 August 1918 and buried in Melrose (Wairds) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.

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L.CORP. T.T. SMART
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Thomas Thompson Smart – age 38 – Private (47945) 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Thomas had served his apprenticeship as a plumber in Melrose and had enlisted as Private (6949) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in January 1900 but he was discharged at the end of the year.
Born 1879 in Melrose. Son of Thomas and Agnes (Middlemas) Smart of Huntly House, Gattonside, Melrose. Husband of Mary Jane (Forbes) Smart of Dingleton, Melrose and of 48 Eyre Place, Edinburgh who he married in 1913 in St. George, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 25 April 1917 and buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.


L.CORP. A. SMITH.
Adam Stevenson Smith – age 19 – Private (41297) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Adam enlisted as Private (25339) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers and was posted to the 5th Entrenching Battalion in France before being transferred to the Royal Scots.
Born 1898 Melrose. Son of William and Agnes (Lillie) Smith of Darnick, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial.
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