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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DUFFY, ARTHUR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3052266
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 21/5/1940
Age: 30
Additional Information: Son of Margaret B. Duffy, of Innerleithen. Peeblesshire.
Grave Reference: Plot 4, Row G, Grave 11
Cemetery: Aire Communal Cemetery

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ECKFORD, WILLIAM RITCHIE
Initials: WR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Craftsman
Service Number: 261966
Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 16 Base Workshop
Date of Death: 4/8/1943
Age: 32
Additional Information: Son of George Armstrong Eckford and Jane Ritchie Eckford; husband of Anne Faulds Eckford, of Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 20, Column 1
Memorial: Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GOSKIRK, JOHN DOHERTY
Initials: JD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gunner)
Service Number: 1822442
Regiment/Service: Royal Air ForceVolunteer Reservce, 51 Sqdn
Date of Death: 31/3/1944
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of Bryce and Eleanor P. H. Goskirk, of Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Grave Reference: Joint Grave 4 H 9-10
Cemetery: Hanover War Cemetery

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KERR, ROY
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3056991
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 8th Bn
Date of Death: 26/6/1944
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Kerr, of Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 12, Column 3
Memorial: Bayeux Memorial

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MAUL, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Master
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, SS Benlomond (Leith)
Date of Death: 24/11/1943
Age: 44
Additional Information: Husband of Barbara Maul, of Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 16
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial

The circumstances of the Benlomond's sinking are described at: https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?16688

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCLEMAN, THE REV. ALASTAIR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chaplain 4th Class
Service Number: 91868
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Chaplain's Department, attd 2nd Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Date of Death: 2/6/1940
Age: 28
Additional Information: Son of George Low McLeman and Edith McLeman; husband of Margaret McLeman, of Lasswade, Midlothian. M.A.
Grave Reference: Sec F Grave 1832
Cemetery: Innerleithen Cemetery

Southern Reporter (13/6/1940): Captain Alastair McLeman MA, minister of Craigside Church and Chaplain to the Forces, has died of wounds. Captain McLeman was a son of the late Rev GL McLeman, formerly of Polmadie Church, Glasgow, and Mrs McLeman, Glasgow. Innerleithen Church was his first charge. He came in 1937. He was married last year on 31st July to Miss Margaret B Mackie, MA, Broomieknowe, and on the outbreak of war went to France with the BEF. He was expected home some time this month on leave. The remains arrived by train on Saturday and were taken to Craigside Church. "

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MELROSE, JOHN MCINTOSH
Initials: JM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Officer Cadet
Service Number: 14656946
Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals
Date of Death: 21/3/1944
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of George Alexander and Marion Jane Wight Melrose, of Innerleithen. B.Sc. (Edin).
Grave Reference: Sec F, Grave 1842
Cemetery: Innerleithen Cemetery

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MERREY, FREDERICK
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Steward
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, SS White Crest (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Date of Death: 24/2/1942
Age: 37
Additional Information: Son of George and Temperance Merrey; husband of Christina McPhee Merrey.
Panel Reference: Panel 119
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial

At 08.35 hours on 24 Feb 1942 the unescorted White Crest (Master Gordon Joures), a straggler from convoy ONS-67 due to a heavy gale on 19 February, was hit by two torpedoes from U-162 and sank capsizing after eight minutes southeast of St. Johnís. The ship had been spotted at 02.30 hours and missed with two torpedoes at 04.45 hours. The master, 40 crew members and six gunners were lost. (Source: UBoat.net)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MOFFAT, WILLIAM IAN
Initials: WI
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: 117429
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 15 Sqdn
Date of Death: 3/3/1943
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of William and Helen M. Moffat, of Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.Panel Reference: Panel 126
Memorial: Runnymede Memorial

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MONTGOMERY, ROBERT ECKFORD
Initials: RE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Service Number: 753619
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 13/10/1939
Age: 31
Additional Information: Husband of W. E. Pearce, of Caterham, Surrey.
Grave Reference: Square 26, Grave 37615
Cemetery: Streatham Park Cemetery

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: NAYLOR, JAMES FRASER
Initials: JF
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Flight Engineer)
Service Number: 54372
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 617 Sqdn
Date of Death: 17/9/1944
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Elizabeth Bruce Naylor, of Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Grave Reference: XII G 5
Cemetery: Nesbyen Churchyard

( Nesbyen Churchyard contains the graves of ten Commonwealth airmen, the crew of a Lancaster of 617 Squadron which crashed on a mountain top nearby on 17 September 1944, where they were originally buried.)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: NAYLOR, THOMAS HENRY
Initials: TH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: D/JX 138243
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Exeter
Date of Death: 13/12/1939
Panel Reference: Panel 33, Column 3
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PEARCE, WILLIAM STEPHEN OLIVER
Initials: WSO
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1570015
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 228 Sqdn
Date of Death: 11/6/1944
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of William and Isobel Pearce, of Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 236
Memorial: Runnymede Memorial

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PRINGLE, DOUGLAS
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service Number: 851043
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery, 7 Coast Regt
Date of Death: 12/9/1944
Age: 28
Panel Reference: Column 7
Memorial: Singapore Memorial

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PURSLOW, JOHN MCINTOSH
Initials: JM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3056989
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 8th Bn
Date of Death: 26/6/1944
Age: 30
Additional Information: Son of William and Julia Purslow, of Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 12, Column 3
Memorial: Bayeux Memorial

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