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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Innerleithen Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I did this memorial justice - it was blowing a gale and raining hard at the time! I will return when the light is better and show you more. It is thought to be unique among Scottish memorials (unless you know different) in that it takes the form of a rock garden with a burn flowing through it under a replica of the Cuddy Bridge. It was designed by Sidney H. Miller and constructed around 1928.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lt Ferguson (Grant Ferguson) has an individual memorial in St Ninian's church at Castle Douglas where he studied agriculture.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DARGIE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service No: 335309
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dargie, of Ardler, Meigle, Perthshire; husband of Annie Dargie, of Belmont St., Newtyle, Forfarshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. J. 25.
Cemetery: ESSEX FARM CEMETERY

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 11.08.1917
ARDLER


Pvt. George Dargie, Royal Scots, eldest son of Mr James Dargie, Main Street, Ardler, was killed in action on 31st July, Mrs Dargie having received the information from a younger son, also in the Royal Scots. Deceased, who was aged 31 years and married, was before enlisting an insurance agent at Innerleithen, where his wife and two children reside. He had been over a year at the front.

Also commemorated on Ardler War Memorial, Perthshire;
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanA wrote:
It is thought to be unique among Scottish memorials (unless you know different) in that it takes the form of a rock garden with a burn flowing through it under a replica of the Cuddy Bridge. It was designed by Sidney H. Miller


As Ian points out this memorial is probably unique in that it takes the form of the parish it represents. Here is more detail from page 5 of The Scotsman of Monday, 5th December 1921

Innerleithen

The war memorial for Innerleithen which has been erected on a central site of the town adjoining the new Burgh Buildings (the gift of Mr Henry Ballantyne, Walkerburn), was unveiled on Saturday afternoon. The memorial is a rock garden representation of Leithen Valley, with Roman Bridge and Leithen Water in miniature.
Colonel Robertson, O.B.E., in unveiling the tablet, said that the town and parish answered nobly the country's call. Out of a population of less than 3000, more than 400 men of these voluntarily left their all to offer their lives for their beloved land. Of that gallant band, 72 had sacrificed self, and died the most glorious death that man could die. Provost Mathieson, in accepting custody for the Local Authority, said it was a fitting monument, as it was a "Garden of Memories." A guard of honour of 110 ex-soldiers was present. The local pipe band played "The Lament" and the Boy Scout buglers sounded the Last Post.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An example of how history can be quite complicated:

A portrait from a Hawick newspaper states that Thomas served in the Royal Scots though the CWGC states it was in fact the KOSB before transfer to the Labour Corps.
The only MIC in existence only shows service in the Labour Corps.
Thomas appears on the Hawick roll of Honour listed under the Royal Scots whilst the Innerleithen War Memorial may show him as being Royal Engineers (there being only 1 Thomas Scott listed here).
His death certificate shows the cause of death as Pneumonia and Heart Failure - no mention of gas poisoning.



Name: SCOTT
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps
Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (520918)
Age: 19
Date of Death: 29/11/1918
Service No: 30303
Additional information: Son of William Scott of St. Martins Gate, Haddington.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead


Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 758.
Cemetery: INNERLEITHEN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:32 am    Post subject: George Francis Edward Boyd Reply with quote

George Francis Edward Boyd Lt 6th Seaforth Highlanders born Innerleithen 13/09/1897 enlisted Elgin Age 19 Died of Dysentry F & F 19-Oct-16 Son of the Rev. James Boyd and Mrs. Henrietta Roberts Boyd, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 31: Occ: Apprentice to Tweed Manufacturer. Wimereux Communal Cemetery Fr 0064 Plot III Row I Grave 1 Courant 27-10-16 1/1 Elgin & Innerleithen
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:30 am    Post subject: L.Cpl. James Turnbull & (Pte.) Sgt. George Turnbull Reply with quote

WW1
Lce.Cpl. Jas. Turnbull, 8th R.S.

(Glasgow Herald 22nd of March 1915)
"A letter has been received by Mr A. Turnbull, Leithen Mill Cottage, Innerleithen, from Lieutenant Young stating that his son, Lance Corporal James Turnbull, 8th Royal Scots, had been killed. Turnbull had just left the trenches for a few minutes when he was shot by a German sniper. He was employed as a millworker and was 23 years of age. Mr Turnbull has four other sons serving with the colours."

CWGC
TURNBULL, JAMES
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 7158
Date of Death: 17/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: TURNBULL
Firstname: James
Service Number: 7158
Date Death: 17/03/1915
Place of birth: Selkirk
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank: L/Cpl

WW1
Sgt. Geo. Turnbull, 14th A.E.F.

(Glasgow Herald 8th June 1915)
"An official note has been received by Mr Alexander Turnbull, Leithen Mill Lodge, Innerleithen, that his eldest son, Sergeant George Turnbull, 14th Australians, had been killed at the Dardanelles. He was 28 years of age, and emigrated to Australia about four years ago. This is the second son Mr Turnbull has had killed, the other one being attached to the 8th RoyalScots when he fell. He has three other sons in the Army."

Australian service record.

CWGC
TURNBULL, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 397
Date of Death: 12/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 14th Bn
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 56.
Cemetery: COURTNEY'S AND STEEL'S POST CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: TURNBULL
Forename: George
Rank: Pte
Service number: 397
Date of death: 1 January 1970 ?... oh dear...
SNWM roll: AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Other detail: 14 Bn.


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