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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARMSTRONG, R. PRIVATE, CLERK.

Named on the Liddesdale War Memorial in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire as:

PTE. RICHARD ARMSTRONG 9th ROYAL SCOTS.
Richard Armstrong age 19 Private (353418) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Richard was booking clerk at Newcastleton Station when he enlisted.
Born 1898 in Udny, Aberdeenshire as James Richard Telford Armstrong. Son of James McAlpine Armstrong and Elizabeth Ann (Telford) Armstrong of Riccarton Junction, Liddesdale and of 24 Wellogate Place, Hawick, Roxburghshire who had married in 1893 in Castleton.
In 1901 James M. Armstrong (born Canonbie) was a book-seller or colporteur, living with his wife Elizabeth Ann (born Castleton) and son at Station Road, Udny, Aberdeenshire but by 1911 the family were back in Castleton.
Missing in Action on 20 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGLASSON, T . PRIVATE, CLERK.

Named on the Liddesdale War Memorial in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire as:

PTE. THOMAS McGLASSON SEAFORTH HRS.
Thomas McGlasson age 25 Private (S/4095) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Thomas was employed by the North British Railway Company as a receiving clerk at Caldercruix Station in Lanarkshire when he enlisted in Airdrie.
He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1890 in Castleton. Son of the late Andrew McGlasson (died 1915) and Bessie (Minto) McGlasson (died 1910) of Riccarton Junction, Castleton.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Caldercruix Church memorial (as McGlashan)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILSON, J. PRIVATE, SIGNALMAN.

Named on the Liddesdale War Memorial in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire as:

CPL. JOSEPH WILSON K.O.S.B.
Joseph Wilson age 26 Private (14431) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Joseph was a signalman with the North British Railway Company at St. Boswells, Roxburghshire when he enlisted and he landed at Boulogne with the 7th KOSB in July 1915.
Born 1889 in Crosby-upon-Eden, Carlisle. Son of Thomas and Mary Grace (Coulthard) Wilson of 32 North Hermitage Street, Newcastleton.
Died of Wounds on 8 July 1916 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France.
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Name: MORRISON, G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12055
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Bn
Date of Death: 25/9/1915
Grave Reference: VI K 14
Cemetery: Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos

Also named on Peebles, Walkerburn and Galashiels War Memorials.

Worked as a surfaceman.


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Name: ELLIS, JOHN TAYLOR
Initials: JT
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 352326
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 9th Bn
Date of Death: 20/9/1917
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Taylor Ellis, of Glenormiston Crossing, Innerleithen, Peebleshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Also named on Peebles and Innerleithen War Memorials.

Worked as a goods porter at Innerleithen Station.


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Name: SMART, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7431
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 4/8/1918
Grave Reference: V B 13
Cemetery: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel

Also named on Armadale (Lothians), Peebles and Innerleithen War Memorials. He worked for the NBR at Armadale.
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Storrie , R . Private , Clerk

Named on the Jedburgh War Memorial as:

STORRIE, ROBT. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Note: the family name varies from record to record STORIE/STORRIE but is usually the latter.
Robert Storrie age 28 Private (9133) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had been a clerk at Jedburgh Railway Station before he enlisted in the KOSB for 7 years. In 1911 he was serving with the 1st KOSB in India, and he was a reservist, working for the North British Railway Company at the Leith Walk Station in Edinburgh when he was mobilised in August 1914. Robert landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 15 August as part of the original British Expeditionary Force but he was killed a week later at Mons.
Born 1885 in Jedburgh as Robert Simpson Storie. Son of Andrew and Maggie (McMillan) Storrie of Bonjedward, Jedburgh. Husband of Elizabeth (Steel) Storrie who he married in 1913 in Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 23 August 1914 and named on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DICKSON, R. PRIVATE. PORTER.

Named on the Jedburgh War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

DICKSON, ROBT. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Robert Dickson age 28 Private (900) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a porter at Jedburgh Railway Station and a member of the Jed-Forest Rugby Club. He volunteered for overseas service in September 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 1887 in Jedburgh. Son of Isabella Dickson of Richmond Row and of 13 Old Bridgend, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.

The Jedburgh Railway Company was absorbed by the North British Railway by Act of 3 July 1860, effective from 31 July 1860, and from that time the line was simply a branch of the North British.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGuire , H . Private , Goods Shunter
McGuire , J . Private , Checker
Note: All military and civil records show the family name as MAGUIRE.

Two brothers killed only days apart are named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

PTE. HUGH McGUIRE. Royal Scots
Hugh Maguire age 29 Private (2457) 1/5th Battalion (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots.
Hugh was employed as a shunter at Joppa near Edinburgh by the North British Railway Company when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 but was killed a week later.
Born 1886 in Galashiels. Son of the late Margaret Tait Maguire (died 1886) of Galashiels and of James Maguire of 1 New Broughton and of 45 Albany Street, Edinburgh. Husband of Jane (Finlay) Maguire of 4 New Broughton, Edinburgh who he married in 1908 in Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 2 May 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

PTE. JAMES McGUIRE. Scots Guards
James Maguire age 35 Private (3366) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
James was living at North High Street in Musselburgh near Edinburgh and was employed by the North British Railway Company as a wagon checker. He was a reservist and he joined the 1st Scots Guards in France in September 1914 before transferring to the 2nd Battalion. He was killed by a sniper while he was repairing a telegraph wire and he was buried in Winchester Post Military Cemetery, Rue-Du-Bacquerot, Laventie but was re-interred at Aubers in the 1920's,
Born 1879 in Galashiels. Son of the late Margaret Tait Maguire (died 1886) of Galashiels and of James Maguire of 1 New Broughton and of 45 Albany Street, Edinburgh. Husband of Margaret Clark (Baxter) Maguire who he married in 1908 in Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 29 April 1915 and buried in Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers, France.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Pte. James Smart Reply with quote

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Smart, J. Private, Clerk

(Glasgow Herald 12th June 1915)
"Inspector John Smart, Waverley Station, Edinburgh, residing at 28 Lochend Road, has received official information that his son, Private James Smart, A Company 1-9th Battalion Royal Scots ("Dandy Ninth"), died of gunshot wounds on April 23. Private Smart had been a member of his battalion two years, and was a clerk in the audit office of the North British Railway Company."

CWGC
SMART, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 1541
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. L. 12.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Isabella Smart, of 28, Marionville Rd., Edinburgh.

SWNM
Surname: SMART
Forename: James
Rank: Pte
Service number: 1541
Place of birth: Leith
Date of death: 26 April 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Other detail: 9th Bn.


Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

PTE. JAMES SMART. Royal Scots
James Smart age 17 Private (1541) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
James was employed in the Audit Office of the North British Railway Company in Edinburgh and had been a member of the Territorial 9th Royal Scots for two years. He was mobilised in August 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Le Havre in February 1915 but he was fatally wounded two months later near Ypres.
Born 1897 in Leith South, Edinburgh.
Son of John and Isabella (Dalgliesh) Smart of 28 Marionville Road, Edinburgh who had married in 1893 in Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 26 April 1915 and buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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Turner , A . Private , Platelayer

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

PTE. ANDREW TURNER. Camerons
Andrew Turner age 23 Private (S/15375) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Andrew was a railway surfaceman when he enlisted in November 1914. He had previously served for four years in the Territorial 4th King's Own Scotish Borderers. He was posted to the 2nd Camerons in France in March 1915 but was wounded a month later and evacuated to the 1st Scottish General Hospital in Aberdeen in May. He returned to France in October but suffered an accidental scalding and it was February 1916 before he was posted to the 1st Camerons. Andrew was killed five months later on the Somme.
Born 1892 in Galashiels. Son of the late Andrew Turner (died 1909) and of Mary (Currie) Turner of Livingstone Place, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 23 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.

On 11 April 1928 the Imperial War Graves Commission wrote to the War Office to check the circumstances of Andrew's death as they had installed a grave marker in the Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery. The War Office confirmed that he had died in France. However I believe the marker is still in place.
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Wood , A . Private , Fore. Surfaceman

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

PTE. ALEXANDER C. WOOD. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Alexander Cowan Wood age 40 Private (7152) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was a railway surfaceman with the North British Railway Company when he enlisted in August 1914. He had previously served during the South African War. He joined his battalion in France in December 1914 and in the following Spring he was wounded by the accidental discharge of a revolver.
Born 1875 in Stow, Midlothian. Son of the late John Wood (died 1882) and of the late Elizabeth (Cowan) Wood (died 1905) formerly of Galashiels.
Husband of Margaret Hunter (Little) Wood of 80 Huddersfield Street, Galashiels who he married in 1899 in Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 3 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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