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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEORGE DODDS, L&BH.

DODDS, G.
Rank: Private
Service No: 2065
Date of Death: 08/01/1916
Regiment/Service: Lothians and Border Horse
Cemetery: YETHOLM PARISH CHURCHYARD

Unusually the CWGC page for the Churchyard has a photograph of the family gravestone.

I ran across the details of this man's death while researching the death of another 2/1st Lothian and Borders Horse lad who had died on the following day (9 Jan)
They had both contracted measles while serving at the Amisfield Camp in Haddington and George died of cardiac failure, aged 22. He had been a Bank Clerk and the CWGC grave register shows that he had worked in the Bank of Scotland in Kelso. (He is on the BoS memorial in Edinburgh)
His father is named as James Dodds and his mother as ------- Rodgers.
The gravestone confirms that James had retired as a schoolmaster at Mertoun and his wife was Annie Rodgers.

George had been born on 20 April 1893 in Mertoun.

The other man was Walter Jackson Graham, aged 17. Private 2199 and he was buried in Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:20 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 57813

The Adam Dumma gravestone is WMR 57811
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JAMES CALDER. A.L.I.
James Hamilton Calder – age 36 – Private (2287) 46th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
James was educated at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh. He was farming at Headshaw, Ashkirk, Selkirkshire from 1909 until he went to Australia in 1912. He was a farm assistant and horse driver at Coleriane in Victoria when he enlisted at Geelong in March 1916. He sailed from Melbourne in August and joined his battalion in France in December 1916. James was wounded and made a prisoner in April 1917 but died in the German Field Hospital at Bantigny ten days later. He was buried in Bantigny Communal Cemetery but was re-interred after the war.
Born 1883 in Yetholm. Son of the late Adam Calder (died 1896) and the late Jane (Elder) Calder (died 1907) of Halterburn and of Yetholm Mains. James named his sister, Mrs. Adamina (Calder) Roberton of Yetholm Mains, as his next of kin.
Died of Wounds on 22 April 1917 and buried in Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquion, France.
Also named on the Merchiston Castle School memorial.


ALEX. C. COWANS. K.O.S.B.
Alexander Cranston Cowans – age 28 – Lance Corporal (200845) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander worked on the farm at Swinside Townfoot, Oxnam, Roxburghshire when he enlisted in October 1914. He landed as Private (7469) with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but was wounded two weeks later and evacuated to hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. Later he served in Egypt and Palestine where he was killed at El Mughar.
Born 1889 in Morebattle, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Alice (Cranston) Cowans (died 1907) and of Andrew Cowans of Yetholm Mains and of Longframlington, Morpeth, Northumberland.
Killed in Action on 13 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Oxnam Parish War Memorial and on the Kelso War Memorial.


GEORGE DODDS. L.& B.H.
George Dodds – age 22 – Private (2065) 2/1st Lothians and Border Horse.
George was a bank clerk with the Bank of Scotland when he enlisted. He was serving at the Amisfield Camp in Haddington, East Lothian when he contracted measles and suffered cardiac failure.
Born 1893 in Mertoun, Berwickshire. Son of James Dodds, former schoolmaster at Mertoun, and of Annie (Rodgers) Dodds of Yetholm.
Died on Service on 8 January 1916 and buried in Yetholm Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
Also named on the Mertoun Parish War Memorial, on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Bank of Scotland memorial in Edinburgh.
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ANDREW DOUGLAS. S.G.
Andrew Douglas – age 24 – Private (15587) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
Andrew enlisted in April 1916. He was buried in Blairville Orchard Cemetery but was re-interred at Souchez in 1923.
Born 1894 in Kirk Yetholm. Son of Agnes Douglas.
Killed in Action on 2 April 1918 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
Also named on the Morebattle Parish War Memorial and on the Kelso War Memorial.


WALTER DOUGLAS. A.V.C.
Walter Douglas – age 35 – Private (SE/4642) 17th Veterinary Hospital, Royal Army Veterinary Corps.
Walter died in the 50th General Hospital in Salonica in northern Greece.
Born 1884 in Yetholm. Son of the late Andrew Douglas and of Mary (Blyth) Douglas of Kirk Yetholm. Husband of the late Agnes (Norris) Douglas (died 1909) who he married in 1906 in Yetholm.
Died on Service on 25 January 1919 and buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.

and his brother

WILLIAM DOUGLAS. S.G
.
William Douglas – age 37 – Private (15682) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
William died in 4th Casualty Clearing Station.
Born 1880 in Bellingham, Northumberland. Son of the late Andrew Douglas and of Mary (Blyth) Douglas of Kirk Yetholm. Husband of Rebecca Jane (Butler) Douglas who he married in 1904 in South Shields, County Durham.
In 1911 William, aged 31, was a lead worker, living with his wife and family in Jarrow-on-Tyne, South Shields but by 1914 they had moved to Kirk Yetholm and Rebecca was there in 1920. She died in 1958 in Melrose, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 23 July 1917 and buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADAM DUMMA. K.O.S.B.
Adam Dumma – age 26 – Private (25005) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Adam was a ploughman at Yetholm Mains when he enlisted.
Born 1891 in Foulden, Berwickshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (Wood) Dumma of Yetholm Mains.
Missing in Action on 29 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.

and his brother

JOHN DUMMA. G.H
.
John William Dumma – age 19 – Private (S/6557) 8th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
John was a farm servant when he enlisted in October 1914. The 8th Gordons had moved to Aldershot prior to going to France and John died in the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot, Farnham, Hampshire.
Born 1895 in Makerstoun, Roxburghshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (Wood) Dumma of Yetholm Mains.
Died on Service on 11 June 1915 and buried in Yetholm Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


HUGH FERGUSON. K.O.S.B.
Hugh Ferguson – age 21 – Private (200642) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Hugh was a ploughman at Graden Farm, Yetholm when he enlisted. As Private (7048) he joined his battalion in Egypt and served in Palestine where he was wounded at Gaza. He died a week later in hospital at Kantara.
Born 1896 in Yetholm. Son of Michael and Jane (Burke) Ferguson of Graden Farm. Yetholm.
Died of Wounds on 26 April 1917 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Linton Parish War Memorial.


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JAMES FRATER. H.L.I.
James Frater – age 22 – Private (30667) 16th Battalion (2nd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
James was a farm servant in Ednam, Roxburghshire when he married in 1915.
Born 1894 in Yetholm. Son of the late John Frater and of Elizabeth (Douglas) Frater of Yetholm. Husband of Mary (Scott) Frater who he married in 1915 in Morebattle, Roxburghshire .
Missing in Action on 3 July 1917 and named on the Nieuport Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Morebattle Parish War Memorial and on the Kelso War Memorial.


JOHN GRAHAMSLAW. K.O.S.B.
John Grahamslaw – age 30 – Corporal (10357) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901, aged 16, John was working as a carter on a farm and was employed by a grocer in Kelso when he enlisted. In 1911, age 25, he was serving with the 1st KOSB in India and in August 1914 was in Lucknow. The battalion returned to England via Egypt in December 1914 and then sailed from Avonmouth, landing at Cape Helles on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. John was killed a day later.
Born 1885 in Yetholm. Son of the late Janet (Small) Grahamslaw (died 1885) and of the late Thomas Grahamslaw (died 1902) Step-son of Jane (Hall) Grahamslaw who married Thomas in 1888 in Yetholm. John named his sisters and his brother Robert as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 26 April 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


JOHN GUTHRIE. LEIC. Rgt.
John Guthrie – age – Private (46206) 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
John was employed in his uncle Thomas Simpson's butcher business in Yetholm when he enlisted in the 6th Dragoon Guards in May 1917 He transferred to the Leicestershire Regiment in August and joined his battalion in France in September. John was killed at Epehy near St. Quentin.
Born 1898 in Yetholm. Son of the late Andrew and Helen (Simpson) Guthrie (both died 1904) John named his sisters as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 22 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.
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WALTER HALLIDAY. M.G.C.
Walter Herriot Halliday – age 30 – Private (9625) 53rd Company, Machine Gun Corps.
In 1901 Walter, aged 13, was living with his brothers and sister at Tofts Cottage in Morebattle. He was an under-gamekeeper at Clifton Park when he enlisted as Private (6519) in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in November 1914. He went to France in April 1916 and was transferred to the MGC. Walter was killed near Langemarck but his body was recovered from the battlefield and he was re-interred at the Cement House in September 1919.
Born 1887 in Whitsome, Berwickshire. Son of the late Robert (died 1895) and Margaret (Herriot) Halliday (died 1892) formerly of Swinton Quarter Farm, Berwickshire. Husband of the late Isabella (Renwick) Halliday (died October 1916) who he married in August 1915 at Morebattle Tofts while he was in training with the 13th Reserve Battalion at Tain. Brother of Mrs Janet Rae of Primside Toll, Yetholm, Roxburghshire, the guardian of his children.
Killed in Action on 22 October 1917 and buried in Cement House Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Morebattle Parish War Memorial as W. H. Halliday, A.& S.H.


WILLIAM McCLELLAND. D.L.I.
Note: Most records have McClellan.
William McClellan – age ?? – Private (3/19935) 1/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
William was living in South Shields, County Durham when he enlisted.
Born ???? (I cannot trace) Son Ellen Agnes (McClellan) Norris and step-son of David Norris of Main Street, Yetholm.
David, who was born in Yetholm, and Ellen Agnes married in 1905 in Tynemouth, Northumberland.
Killed in Action on 9 September 1918 and buried in St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne, France.


GEORGE McGREGOR. S.G.
George McGregor – age 27 – Private (15613) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
In 1911 George was a shepherd with his father at Mindrum in Northumberland but by 1914 the family were at Clifton and then at Primside Mill, Morebattle, Roxburghshire. George as working as a rabbit-catcher at Catch-a-Penny Farm, Yetholm when he enlisted in December 1915.
Born 1890 at Mindrum, Carham, Glendale, Northumberland. Son of Thomas and Jane (Stonehouse) McGregor.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Morebattle Parish War Memorial.
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ROBERT MITCHELL. K.O.Y.L.I.
I cannot trace this man.


WILLIAM NORRIS. S.G.
William Norris – age 20 – Private (9174) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
William enlisted in August 1914 and joined the Scots Guards in Belgium in November 1914. He was initially reported wounded after an attack at Givenchy on New Year's Day 1915 but he was later reported missing.
Born 1895 in Kirk Yetholm. Son John Norris and of Margaret Frater of Graden, Linton, Roxburghshire and of Lochrig, Leitholm, Berwickshire.
John and Margaret married in 1905 in Linton
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Missing in Action on 1 January 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Leitholm War Memorial.


ADAM SCOTT. C.H.
Adam Scott – age 37 – Private (S/26237) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Adam was a journeyman tailor to trade. In 1901 was at Eyemouth in Berwickshire, in 1911 at Seahouses, Northumberland and in 1916 he was living with his wife in Lochboisdale on South Uist.
Born 1879 in Kirk Yetholm. Son of the late John Scott (died 1911) and of Janet (Weddell) Scott of Kirk Yetholm. Husband of Kate or Catherine (McLeod) Scott who he married in 1912 in Belford, Northumberland.
Kate married Charles Stewart in 1919 in Boisdale.
Missing in Action on 2 August 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


JOHN SCOTT. CAN.INF.
John Scott – age 35 – Private (101081) 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
John was a teamster in Peace River area of Alberta when he enlisted in Edmonton in July 1915. He sailed from Canada on 1 May1916 and joined his battalion in France in June but he was killed three months later.
Born 1881 in Langholm, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late George Scott (died 1913) and of Isabella (Armstrong) Scott of Yetholm Mains and of Walker's Knowe, Jedfoot, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. He named his sister Annie Scott at Yetholm Mains as his next of kin and in his will.
Missing in Action on 15 September 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
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JOHN SHARPE. G.H.
John Sharpe – age 24 – Lance Corporal (4175) 9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
John was employed as a grocer with Messrs D&J McEwen in Aberfoyle, Perthshire when he enlisted in 1914. He was a well known local runner and competed with success in the Gartmore Games, winning the Glasgow Cup several times. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was fatally wounded two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1891 in Yetholm. Son of Robert and Margaret (Smart) Sharpe of Bowmont Cottage, Yetholm.
Died of Wounds on 28 September 1915 and buried in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Aberfoyle War Memorial.


GEORGE TICE. R.S.
George Tice – age 29 – Private (38777) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
George was a battalion signaller when he was killed by a shell during a counter-attack.
Born 1888 in Yetholm. Son of George and Sarah Elizabeth (Stenhouse) Tice of Yetholm.
Killed in Action on 26 September 1917 and buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


ALEX. F. WHITELAW. 1st CAN.CONt.
Alexander Francis Whitelaw – age 23 – Private (A24243 or 424243) 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Alexander was a labourer when he enlisted at Minnedosa, Manitoba in December 1914. He sailed from Canada in March 1915 and joined his battalion in France in July. He was buried in Rosenberg Chateau Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert but was re-interred in 1930.
Born 1893 in Yetholm. Son of the late Thomas Whitelaw (died 1909) and of Elizabeth (Lillico) Whitelaw of Yetholm Mill.
Killed in Action on 6 March 1916 and buried in Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


WILLIAM B. WHITELAW. A.E.F.
William Broomfield Whitelaw – age 44 – Private (4943) 16th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
In 1891 William, aged 19, was living with Thomas and Elizabeth Whitelaw at Yetholm Mill. (see above) He emigrated to Australia in December 1891 and he was a miner at Laverton in Western Australia when he enlisted in January 1916. He sailed from Freemantle in April 1916 and joined his battalion in Egypt before they landed at Marseilles in June. William was wounded and made a prisoner of war in August but died eight days later in the German Military Hospital in Caudry.
Born 1872 in Yetholm. Son of the late George Hope Whitelaw (died 1886) and of the late Mary (Broomfield) Whitelaw (died 1887) of Yetholm Mill.
He named his eldest sister Mrs Isabella Crawford of Morebattle, Roxburghshire as his next of kin.
Died of Wounds on 8 September 1916 and buried in Caudry Old Communal Cemetery, France.
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1939-1945

WILLIAM C. BUTLER. R.A.F.
William Cairns Butler – age 22 – Sergeant/Air Gunner (1554168) 51 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
William was working with his father as a slater when he enlisted in 1939. He played cricket for Yetholm and was well known in the area. His Halifax bomber had taken off from RAF Snaith in Yorkshire for a raid on Cologne but the aircraft crashed at Herentals to the east of Antwerp in Belgium. Six of the crew were buried in Fort 3, British Cemetery, Antwerp but were re-interred at Schoonselhof in December 1945.
Born 1921 in Kelso, also registered in Morebattle, Roxburghshire.
Son of Robert Butler and of Alison Alexandria (Cairns) Butler of Yetholm who had married in 1920 in Morebattle.
Killed in Action on 29 June 1943 and buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.


THOMAS G. ELLIOT. R.A.F.
Thomas Grieve Elliot – age 27 – Leading Aircraftman (1569025) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Thomas died in a bathing accident at RAF Koggala, the sea-plane base in Ceylon.
Born 1918 in Kirkton, Roxburghshire. Son of Thomas Elliot and of Euphemia Drummond (Grieve) Elliot of Swindon, Mowhaugh, Yetholm.
Died on Service on 17 November 1945 and buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri Lanka.
Also named on Morebattle Parish War Memorial in Roxburghshire.


HARRY C. WALKER. M.N.
Harry Chesman Walker – age 46 – Master, S.S. Harmala (London) Merchant Navy.
Harry had served in the Royal Naval Reserve in WW1. He was granted his Master's Certificate in Leith in October 1924. The cargo ship “Harmala” had sailed from Rio de Janeiro via Trinidad, New York and Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a cargo of iron ore bound for Middlesbrough. She was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-614 in mid Atlantic.
Born 1894 in Hook, Goole, Yorkshire. Son of the late Mary Annie (Pickering) Walker (died 1899) and of John Walker of Goole. Husband of Annette (Grahamslaw) Walker of Greenbank, Yetholm who he married in 1924 in St. Giles, Edinburgh.
Killed by Enemy Action/Lost at Sea on 7 February 1943 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.


EAN WOOD. R.A.F.
John Stenhouse Wood – age 19 – Sergeant/Flight Engineer (578231) 101 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.
John, aged 15, left Kelso High School in August 1940 to join the Aircraft Apprentice scheme at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire to train as an engineer. His Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Ludford Magna in Lincolnshire for a raid on Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland) on the Baltic coast but was not heard from again.
Born 1925 in Yetholm. Son of Robert Lees Wood and of Lilias (Stenhouse) Wood of Kirk Yetholm.
Killed in Action on 30 August 1944 and buried in Helsingborg (Palsjo) Municipal Cemetery, Sweden.
Also named on the RAF Halton Roll of Honour.
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