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L.CORP. R.J. SPOTTISWOODE.
Robert James Spottiswoode – age 34 – Lance Corporal (3338) 7th Regiment, South African Infantry.
Robert was an engineer when he emigrated to work in the South African mines at Johannesburg in October 1909. He was wounded during the battle for Latema-Reata Nek in the Kilimanjaro area of East Africa (on the Tanzania/Kenya border) and died four days later.
Born 1882 in Melrose. Son of Robert and Mary (Williamson) Spottiswoode of Gattonside, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 15 March 1916 and buried in Taveta Military Cemetery, Kenya.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial and on the Bezuidenhout Valley War Memorial in Johannesburg.


PRIVATE B. STEWART.
Bruce Stewart – age 35 – Private (18154) 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh), Royal Scots.
Bruce served his apprenticeship in Melrose before he was, for 13 years, an Ironmonger in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. He was living at Bowling Green Cottage, Castle Douglas when he enlisted in November 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Le Havre in January 1916. He was wounded by shrapnel and taken prisoner on 29 April 1917 at Monchy and on 26 May was reported to be a Prisoner of War in Hamelin, wounded in the left lung. Bruce died in hospital at Hamelin and was buried there, but was re-interred at Niederzwehren in November 1923.
Born 1882 at Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire. Son of William Henry Stewart and of Margaret (Bruce) Stewart of Sunnyside Cottage, Darnick, Melrose and of Tweed View, Newstead, Melrose.
Died of wounds on 13 June 1917 and buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial, on the Castle Douglas War Memorial and on the St. Andrew's Church memorial, now in the Castle Douglas Parish Church.


PRIVATE G. THOMSON.
George Thomson – age 22 – Private (40085) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 George, aged 16, was a farm servant in charge of horses at Glendearg Farm, Langshaw or Ladhope in Roxburghshire where his father was the farm manager.
Born 1894 in West Morriston Farm, Legerwood, Berwickshire. Son of James and Isabella (Moffat) Thomson of Glendearg Farm, Langshaw, Roxburghshire and of Broomielees Farm, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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PRIVATE J. TULLY.
John Thomson Tully – age 31 – Private (41825) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
John was a chauffeur living at Abbey Street, Melrose when he married in 1914. He worked at James Hall Scott's motor garage when he enlisted and he was posted as Private (8580) in the 2nd King's Own Scottish Borderers in France but was transferred to the 12th HLI. He was wounded in April 1917 and evacuated to the Edinburgh War Hospital at Bangour in Linlithgowshire where he died over a year later.
Born 1885 Cramond, Edinburgh. Son of the late George Tully (died 1899) and of Agnes Weston (Thomson) Tully. Husband of Margaret Helen (Webb) Tully of Church Place Melrose who he married in 1914 in Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 18 September 1918 and buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery. (CWG)


PRIVATE M. TURNBULL.
Mark Turnbull – age 32 – Private (7312) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Mark worked as a tailor in Melrose when he enlisted in 1914. He joined his battalion in Belgium in December 1914 but was evacuated back home due to frost bite. He was wounded in July 1915 but was again able to rejoin his battalion.
Born 1884 in Gattonside, Melrose. Son of Mark Turnbull (died 1897) and of Elizabeth Spence (Meikle) Turnbull of Gattonside and of 107 St. Andrew Street, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 2 March 1916 and buried in Ste. Catherine British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.


LIEUT. G. WADE.
George Wade – age 20 – Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
George was educated at Galashiels High School, at George Watson's College in Edinburgh in 1913 and he was a motor engineering student at the Heriot Watt College in Edinburgh when he enlisted in the Motor Machine Gun Service as Gunner (1714) in 1915. He was commissioned in the Argylls in December 1915 but served as an instructor in the Machine Gun Corps. George was onboard the Troop Transport ship “Ivernia” sailing from Marseilles to Alexandria when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-47 south-east of Cape Matapan in Greece, in the Kythira Strait.
Born 1896 in Melrose. Son of Dr. George Wade of Melrose and of Cygnet, Tasmania, and of Elizabeth Findlay (Purdom) Wade of 6 Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh.
Killed by Enemy Action/Lost at Sea on 1 January 1917 and named on the Mikra Memorial, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Also named on the George Watson's College memorial and Roll of Honour.
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TROOPER T. WALKER.
Thomas Walker – age 38 – Private (32586) 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
In 1911 Thomas was a jobbing gardener, living with mother at Newstead, Melrose. In 1901 he had been a groom with Dr. W, H. Calvert (see above) at The Laurels in Melrose and when he enlisted he joined the 1st (Royal) Dragoons in France as Private (3321) in May 1915. At some point he was transferred to the Warwickshire Regiment.
Born 1879 in Melrose. Son of the late Alexander Walker (died 1905) and of Isabella (Hope) Walker of Newstead, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 26 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Newstead Village War Memorial.


PRIVATE W. WEBB.
William Webb – age 31 – Private (4545) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William had served his apprenticeship with his father and was a tailor in Melrose when he enlisted in August 1914. He was in training at Cambusbarron, Stirling when he married in April 1915. 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 1883 in Melrose as William Norman Webb. Son of Adam and Margaret (Campbell) Webb of St. Dunstan's Place, Melrose. Husband of Helen Webb of Kirklands, Galashiels, Selkirkshire and of Buccleuch House, Melrose who he married in 1915 in Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PRIVATE T.M. WILSON.
Thomas Marten Wilson – age 20 – Rifleman (20515) 8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) transferred as Private (618567) to the 246th (Prisoner of War) Company of the Labour Corps.
Thomas died of diabetes in the 22nd Casualty Clearing Station at Cambrai.
Born 1898 in Melrose. Son of Thomas and Jessie (Macfarlane) Wilson of Danielton Cottages, Melrose.
Died on Service on 5 February 1919 and buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetery, France.
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PRIVATE A. WRIGHT.
Andrew Wright – age 19 – Private (753) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was a gardener with his father at Friar's Hall, Gattonside, Melrose and had been a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB for over two years when he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was wounded a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah. He was evacuated to Stobhill Military Hospital in Glasgow but he died there.
Born 1896 in Nenthorn, Berwickshire. Son of Andrew and Ellen Murray (Stewart) Wright of Friar's Hall, Gattonside, of Caledonian Crescent, Edinburgh and of The Gardens, Newhailes, Musselburgh, Midlothian.
Died of Wounds on 20 October 1915 and buried in Edinburgh (North Merchiston) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.


PRIVATE J. WYNNE.
James Wynn – age 29 – Private (37541) 10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
James was a shepherd at Gattonside when he enlisted and was in training at Malleny Camp, Currie, Balerno, Midlothian when he married in July 1917.
Born December 1889 at Swanston, Parish of Colinton, near Straiton, Midlothian. Son of the late Mary (Flynn) Wynn (died 1903) and of Thomas Wynn. Husband of Isabella (Gibb) Wynn of Gattonside, Melrose (formerly Mrs James Hanley) who he married in 1917 in St. Giles, Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial.
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1939 - 1945.

AC1 J. BAIN R.A.F.
John Bain – age 38 – Aircraftman 1st Class (996328) 951 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
“Jack” had come to Melrose some years earlier and had his own hairdressing business in Abbey Street when he joined up. 951 Squadron was formed at Pucklechurch, near Bristol, home to No.11 Balloon Centre, a barrage balloon Depot, and became operational in March 1940 to protect the Filton
aircraft factory and Bristol Docks. Jack was fatally wounded during an air raid on Bristol.
Born 1902 in Edinburgh. Son of John and Jessie Bain. Husband of Alexandrena (Stewart) Bain of 2 Eildon Terrace, Dingleton Road, Melrose who he married in 1927 in Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 25 November 1940 and buried in Melrose (Wairds) Cemetery. (CWG)


F.O. A.H. BARTON R.A.F.
Albert Hamilton Barton – age 24 – Pilot Officer (176884) 620 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Albert was a member of the Edinburgh City Police Force and played as hooker for the police team and for Melrose Rugby club. He trained in Canada in the summer of 1942 and was commissioned from Flight Sergeant (1348797) in February 1944. Albert was the pilot of a Stirling bomber which, together with 22 other Stirlings based at RAF Fulford in Gloucestershire, dropped the Parachute Brigades of the 6th Airborne Division near Caen on the night of 5-6 June 1944 at the start of the D-Day landings. Three of the aircraft failed to return. Albert's aircraft crashed in the grounds of Chateau de Grangues to the west of Caen and the crew of six together with the 19 paratroopers were killed. They were buried in the chateau grounds but were re-interred in a collective grave in Ranville in June 1945.
Born 1919 in Bunkle and Preston, Berwickshire. Son of the late William Robert Barton (died 1941) and of Charlotte Kirkpatrick (Wood) Barton of Mill Cottages, Newstead, Melrose.
Killed in Action on 6 June 1944 and buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Also named on the Newstead Village War Memorial.
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CPL. A.McC. BROWN 4th K.O.S.B.
Andrew McCallum Brown – age 26 – Corporal (3189953) 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
The 4th KOSB landed on Walcheren Island, at the mouth of the Scheldt in November 1944and then fought through into Germany. Casualties from the Geilenkirchen sector were buried in Brunssum, included fifty men who were killed while clearing mines on the German border at the beginning of January 1945.
Born 1918 in Blackford, Perthshire. Son of Andrew and Helen Mary (McCallum) Brown. Husband of Gladys (Smith) Brown of Woodside, Aberdeen who he married in 1944 in Melrose.
Killed in Action on 7 January 1945 and buried in Brunssum War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial, Melrose.


L/CPL. W.S. BROWN 4th K.O.S.B.
William Syme Brown – age 42 – Lance Corporal (288915) 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1939 William was head gardener living with his wife and son at Manor Cottages, Rackenford, South Molton, Devon. The 4th KOSB had landed at Ostend in October 1944 and by the end of the month, serving in the Canadian First Army, they were clearing the Scheldt Estuary of Belgium and the Netherlands prior to the landings on Walcheren Island. William was killed near Biervliet but was re-interred at Bergen in June 1946.
Born 1902 in Currie, Midlothian. Son of William and Annie Brown of Cemetery Lodge, Melrose. Husband of Janet Brown (Milhench) Brown of Melrose who he married in 1930 in Mochrum, Wigtownshire.
Killed in Action on 1 November 1944 and buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Melrose Church memorial.


STO.1st.C. A.G. BUNYAN R.N.
Alexander Gillies Bunyan – age 34 – Stoker (LT/KX 147619) H.M. Trawler Red Gauntlet, Royal Naval Patrol Service.
Alexander did contracting work with his father before he joined up. The “Red Gauntlet” was a Trawler requisitioned in August 1939 and used as a Minesweeper. She was torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boat S-86 off Felixstowe.
Born 1909 in Melrose. Son of Alexander and Ann (Gillies) Bunyan of Floral Bank, Gattonside, Melrose. Husband of Isabella Lillico (Goodfellow) Bunyan of Darnick Vale, Melrose who he married in 1935 in Fogo, Berwickshire.
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea on 5 August 1943 and named on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk.
Also named on the Melrose Church memorial and on the Darnick Village War Memorial.
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F.O. EMILY DAVIDSON W.A.A.F.
Emily Davidson – age 47 – Flight Officer (636) Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
Emily was promoted from Section Officer to Flight Officer in June 1942 but at the end of the following year she died of complications arising from pneumonia at RAF Castle Kennedy, Dunragit, Wigtownshire. Her usual residence was given as the School House, Leuchars in Fife.
In 1943 RAF Castle Kennedy was the home of 3 Air Gunnery School, equipped with Ansons for gunnery, and Martinets for target towing.
Born 1896 in Cowgill Huts, Wandell & Lamington, Lanarkshire. Daughter of the late John Davidson (former missionary) and of the late Emily (Patterson) Davidson who had married in Kelso in 1888.
At the time of Emily's birth the Airdrie and Coatbridge Corporation Water Works were constructing a series of reservoirs at Cowgill and The Scottish Navvy Mission Society reported the opening of a mission at Cowhgill Reservoir site near Lamington during 1894.
Sister of Mrs. Monro of Leuchars, Fife and of Miss Davidson of Milnathort, Kinross-shire.
Died on Service on 24 November 1943 and buried in Leuchars Cemetery, Fife. (CWG)


L/CPL. J.T. DOUGLAS 6th K.O.S.B.
John Turnbull Douglas – age 21 – Lance Corporal (3192787) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Known as Ian, he was employed as a seedsman in Melrose and played rugby for the club.
In 1939 a building known as Yates Retreat, in the village of Theydon Bois near Epping in Essex, was requisitioned as accommodation for the 6th KOSB who were engaged on security and other duties in the area. In the early hours of 18 November 1940 a German parachute mine dropped by the Luftwaffe struck the Retreat killing thirty men and injuring many others.
Born 1919 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of Robert and Annie Douglas of 12 Chiefswood Road, Melrose.
Killed by Enemy Action on 18 November 1940 and buried in Melrose (Wairds) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on a memorial plaque in St. Mary's Church, Theydon Bois.
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F.O. G.A. HUTCHESON R.A.F.
George Anderson Hutcheson – age 30 – Pilot Officer/Pilot (79161) 264 Squadron, Fighter Command, Royal Air Force.
George was educated at St. Mary's School in Melrose and at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh. He became a salesman for a Border firm of motor engineers before taking over a motor business in Northumberland. He joined the Newcastle Aero Club and received his flying certificate in April 1933. He was a member of the Auxiliary Air Force and was mobilised at the outbreak of war. George was commissioned from Sergeant (741097) in May 1940 but was killed a month later in an aircraft accident in his Boulton Paul Defiant fighter at RAF Duxford near Cambridge.
Born 1910 in Melrose. Son of John and Mabel Lizzie (Teacher) Hutcheson of St Aidens, Melrose. Husband of Jean Wood (Somerville) Hutcheson of Slinfold, Riding Mill, Northumberland who he married in 1938 in Leith, Edinburgh.
Died on Service on 11 June 1940 and named at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium.
Also named on the St. Mary's School memorial, on the Merchiston Castle School memorial and on the Riding Mill Village War Memorial.


F/LT. T. LEITHEAD R.A.F.
Thomas Leithead, Distinguished Flying Medal – age 29 – Flight Lieutenant (128409) 102 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Tommy was educated in Melrose and at Hawick High School before joining the Royal Bank of Scotland. He was at the Newton St. Boswell branch and played rugby for Melrose when he enlisted in January 1940. He joined 51 Squadron, Bomber Command, as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner in May 1941 and was awarded a DFM for his actions in guiding his Whitley bomber home using radio “fixes” after a raid on Frankfurt in October 1941. Tommy was commissioned in July 1942 and joined 102 Squadron in January 1944 but he was killed a month later when his Halifax bomber from RAF Pocklington, near York, crashed in the sea off Bridlington.
Born 1914 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Flora Baird (McAuley) Leithead (died 1940) and of David Fiddes Leithead of Harleyburn Lodge, Melrose. Husband of Lottie (Richardson) Leithead of Darlington, Co. Durham who he married in 1942 in Northallerton, Yorkshire.
Missing in Action on 26 February 1944 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Also named on the Royal Bank of Scotland memorial in Edinburgh.
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CAPT. T. MONTGOMERIE BLACK WATCH.
Tom Montgomerie – age 28 – Captain (62629) Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) and Special Boat Section attached as 'L' Detachment, Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps.
Tom was commissioned in the Black Watch from the Royal Military College at Sandhurst in February 1934 and promoted to Lieutenant in 1937. He transferred to the 9th Lancers in September 1941 and was promoted to Captain before he returned to his old regiment in June 1942. Tom was killed in a road accident in the Canal Zone, Egypt.
Born 1914 in Irvine, Ayrshire as Thomas. Son of the Hon. Francis Cuninghame Montgomerie and Alice Dudley (Arthur) Montgomerie of Gattonside House, Melrose.
Died on Active Service on 18 August 1942 and buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Holy Trinty Episcopal Church memorial in Melrose and on the Gattonside Village War Memorial, Melrose.


LT.COL. J.D.A. MACLAREN K.O.S.B.
Jasper Duncan Alexander Maclaren – age 39 – Lieutenant Colonel (33728) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Duncan was educated at Winchester College in Hampshire before attending the Royal Military College at Sandhurst from where he was commission in the KOSB in September 1925. He served in Egypt and Hong Kong before becoming the Adjutant at the Regimental Depot at Berwick from 1931 to 1934. He went out to India in 1935 and was a Captain in the 2nd KOSB in 1938. He was promoted to Major in 1941 and to Colonel in 1943. The 2nd KOSB sailed for Burma in September 1943 and crossed into the Arakan area, taking part in the critical actions at Ngakydauk Pass and in the “Admin Box”, the Division’s supply base, in February 1944. Duncan was wounded and evacuated to hospital at Dacca, Bengal but died there. He was re-interred in Chittagong in July 1947
Born 1905 in Colchester, Essex. Son of Thomas George and Mabel (Young) MacLaren of Fordel, Melrose. Husband of Alison Dorothy (Martin) MacLaren of The Thirlings, Wooler, Northumberland and of Duns, Berwickshire who he married in 1935 in Glendale, Northumberland.
Died of Wounds on 20 April 1944 and buried in Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh.
Also named on the Winchester College War Memorial.
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PTE. D. McDIARMID R.S.FUS.
Dan McDiarmid – age 22 – Fusilier (14211548) 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Dan was a gardener at Gattonside House, Darnick, Melrose when he enlisted. The 6th RSF landed in Normandy in mid-June 1944 and attacked the area around Caen, taking the bridge over the River Odon. Dan was killed near the village of Le Haut du Bosq and was buried there but was re-interred in Cheux in March 1946.
Born 1922 in Selkirk. Son of Hugh and Agnes (Dow) McDiarmid of Abbotsmoss, Melrose.
Killed in Action on 29 June 1944 and buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial.


W.O.(OBS) A.W. McGINNIS, G.M. R.A.F.
Alistair Walter McGinnis, George Medal – age 23 – Warrant Officer (1344410) 13 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
“Sandy” was educated in Melrose and at Galashiels Academy before he worked in Newton St. Boswells. He played rugby for Melrose when he enlisted in 1940 and after training in America and Canada he joined his squadron in North Africa in 1942. In February 1944 the squadron moved from North Africa to Italy, going operational with the Martin Baltimore light bomber on 1 April 1944. There it took part in attacks on Italian communications, and then switched to the night interdiction role - attacking enemy ground units. In August they were based at Cecina, Tuscany, Italy.

Flight Sergeant Alastair Walter McGinnis and Sergeant Henry Webster were awarded George Medals for rescuing two crewmen from the wreckage of a crashed aircraft. The aircraft was burning furiously and ammunition was exploding. They found the wireless operator in the rear of the aircraft and succeeded in extricating him and in beating out the flames on his clothing. They also extricated another member of the crew who was lying in the burning wreckage but was unfortunately dead.
In circumstances of great danger Flight Sergeant McGinnis and Sergeant Webster displayed coolness and outstanding gallantry and undoubtedly saved the life of one member of the crew.

Born 1921 in Morningside, Edinburgh. Son of the late Charles Edmond James McGinnis of the Rhodesian Police who died in June 1923 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia and of Hannah Margaret (Ovens) McGinnis of Claymyres Cottage, Newstead, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 20 August 1944 and named on the Malta Memorial, Malta.
Also named on the Newstead Village War Memorial and on the Galashiels Academy memorial.
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SGT.A/G. J.K. McINTOSH R.A.F.
James Kerr Murdoch McIntosh – age 19 – Sergeant/Air Gunner (3020834) 625 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Jim's Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Kelstern in Lincolnshire for a raid on Nordhausen in Germany but the aircraft crashed at Visbedden in Belgium.
Born 1925 in Coldingham, Berwickshire. Son of James and Elizabeth Fell (Murdoch) McIntosh of St. Boswells, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 3 April 1945 and buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Melrose Church memorial and on the Darnick Village War Memorial.


F/SGT. T. SANDERSON R.A.F.
Thomas Sanderson – age 24 – Flight Sergeant (992623) 55 squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Tom was an athlete and rugby player and was employed at the head office of the Commercial Bank of Scotland when he enlisted. In November 1942, 55 Squadron was operating from airstrips on the Egypt/Libya border. Three Martin Baltimore light bombers took off to attack the road west of Mersa Metruh but Tom's aircraft did not return.
Born 1918 in Melrose. Son of David and Mary Jane Laidlaw (Forsyth) Sanderson of Melrose.
Missing in Action on 6 November 1942 and named on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
Also named on the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church memorial in Melrose and on the Commercial Bank of Scotland memorial in the RBS Headquarters in Gogarburn near Edinburgh.

His cousin Ian Campbell Miles Sanderson Flying Officer/Pilot (77042) of 221 Squadron was killed on 11 July 1941 when his Wellington bomber crashed in the sea off the Scilly Isles.
Son of Thomas Sanderson and of Mary Rosaline (Campbell) Sanderson of Buenos Aires, Argentine
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PTE A. STEEL 2nd GORDON HIGHRS.
Anderson Steel – age 26 – Private (3192349) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
The original 2nd Battalion had been in Singapore since 1936 and was captured there when the city fell to the Japanese in February 1942. Both the 1st and 2nd Battalions were re-formed in Britain by renumbering territorial battalions of the regiment and both landed in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June.
“Andy” was fatally wounded near Vieux-Villez and was buried there but was re-interred in 1946.
Born 1918 in Leaburn, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of John Anderson Steel and Margaret (Brown) Steel of Wester Housebyers, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 28 August 1944 and buried in St. Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Also named on the Melrose Church memorial and on the Gattonside Village War Memorial, Melrose.
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PTE. A. STEWART R.A.S.C.
Alexander Stewart – age 29 – Driver (T/3194173) Royal Army Service Corps.
Alex was killed in a road accident in Italy.
Born 1915 in Melrose. Son of Daniel and Alice (Hunter) Stewart of Broomilees Road, Darnick, Melrose. Husband of Cathie or Josephine Sykes (Linton) Stewart of Keyside, Darnick, Melrose who he married in 1940 in Walkerburn, Peeblesshire.
Died on Active Service on 9 April 1945 and buried in Bari War Cemetery, Italy.
Also named on the Darnick Village War Memorial.


SGT.A/G. G. TODD R.A.F.
George Walter Todd – age 27 – Sergeant/Air Gunner (1115149) 102 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
George's Halifax bomber had taken off from RAF Pocklington, near York for a raid on Kiel but was lost without trace.
Born 1917 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. Son of George Walter Todd and Annie (White or Whyte) Todd of 12 Abbey Street, Melrose. Husband of Ruby or Robina (Ramsay) Todd of 14 South Elgin Street, Edinburgh, of 21 Dean Street, Livingstone Station, West Lothian and of Smethwick, Staffordshire who he married in April 1944 in Livingstone.
Missing in Action on 17 August 1944 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
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