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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IAN H. SINCLAIR.
Ian Hector Sinclair – age 22 – Lieutenant (240319) 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps.
Ian was educated at Lockerbie and Edinburgh Academies before he joined the Cameron Highlanders in 1940. He was commissioned in July 1942, underwent parachute training at RAF Ringway near Manchester in September and transferred to the Parachute Regiment in November. Ian joined his battalion in North Africa in January 1943 but was killed at the battle at Tamera in Tunisia during Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa.
Born 1921 in Lockerbie, Dryfesdale, Dumfriesshire. Son of Dr. George Herbert Sinclair and Elizabeth Anne (Nicholson) Sinclair of The Green, Lockerbie and of Latheron, Caithness-shire. (They had married in Thurso in 1920)
Missing in Action on 8 March 1943 and named on the Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Robert Carlyle – age 22 – Second Lieutenant, 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was educated at St. Mary's school in Melrose and at Edinburgh Academy before working in his father's wool and seed merchant business. He enlisted at the outbreak of war as a Private but by the end of August he had been commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but a month later Robert was killed at the attack at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1892 in Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. Son of Thomas Robert Carlyle and of Jean Graham (Miller) Carlyle of Templehill, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 12 July 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Middlebie Parish War Memorial, on the Eaglesfield War Memorial and on the Waterbeck Church Memorial, together with his brother

Thomas Johnstone Carlyle – age 19 – Lieutenant, 5th Battalion attached to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Edinburgh Academy and went from school to a commission in the 5th KOSB in December 1915. He joined the 2nd KOSB in France in February 1917 and was promoted to Lieutenant in July 1917 but three months later he was killed at Passchendaele.
Born 1898 in Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. Son of Thomas Robert Carlyle and of Jean Graham (Miller) Carlyle of Templehill, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 5 October 1917 and buried in Yprers Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium.

Their sister, Margaret Lee Carlyle, served in France with Scottish Churches Huts.
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Robert Louis Irving Arnott – age 19 – Lieutenant, 1st battalion attached to the 3rd Battalion, Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides Infantry (Frontier Force) (Lumsden's) India Army.
Robert was educated at Edinburgh Academy and, as a King's Cadet, went to the Wellington Cadet College in India. He was commissoned from there as a second Lieutenant in the Indian Army in January 1918.
Born 1899 in St. George, Edinburgh. Son of Brigade Surgeon Lt. Col. James Arnott (Indian Medical Services) and Isabella Louisa (Taylor) Arnott of 8 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh and of Wyseby, Kirtlebridge, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 19 September 1918 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Eaglesfield War Memorial in Dumfriesshire, on the Kirtle Church memorial in Kirtlebridge, on the Edinburgh Academy memorial and on an individual memorial in St. Cuthbert's Church m Edinburgh.
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George Edward Forman Campbell – age 21 – Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, 10th Gurkha Rifles.
George was educated at Edinburgh Academy and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst from where he was commissioned in the Indian Army in August 1912. He was posted as Second Lieutenant to the 10th Gurkha Rifles in November 1913. He was killed at Rhododendron Spur, Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli serving alongside the Auckland Mounted Rifles.
Born 1893 in Strathyre, Balquhidder, Perthshire. Son of Colonel Sir Robert Neil Campbell CB, CIE, IMS, (retired) and Ethel (Bensley) Campbell of Elsieshields Tower, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 7 August 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named as Lt. G.E.F. CAMPBELL, GURKHAS on the Lochmaben War Memorial.

and his brother

Robert Charles Cowburn Campbell
(“Tammy”) – age 26 – Captain, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was educated at Dollar Academy, Edinburgh Academy and King's College Cambridge before he joined the Burma Trading Company in 1910. He was home on leave in August 1914 and he gained a commission in the KOSB in September. He was promoted to Lieutenant in November and to Captain in February 1915. Robert was attached to the 2nd Highland Light Infantry from December 1914 until March 1915 before he moved to the 2nd KOSB. He had served at Givenchy, Nueve Chapelle and at Ypres where he was wounded on 23 April. He was evacuated to the Queen Alexandra's Hospital for Officers at Millfield Lane, Highgate where he died.
Born 1889 in Shillong, Assam, India. (Source: De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour)
Son of Colonel Sir Robert Neil Campbell CB, CIE, IMS, (retired) and Ethel (Bensley) Campbell of Elsieshields Tower, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.
Died of Wounds on 19 May 1915 and buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.
Also named on the Dollar Academy memorial and on the Lochmaben War Memorial where he is named in error as Capt. R.N. CAMPBELL, K.O.S.B.

Their father was Colonel Sir Robert Neil Campbell who was born in 1854 and was educated at the Edinburgh Institution and Edinburgh University from where he graduated M.B. C.M. in 1876. He became a surgeon in the Indian Army and was Inspector-General Civil Hospitals and Prisons, Assam from 1912 until he retired in April 1914. During WW1 he was Officer Commanding Pavilion Military Hospital, and York Place Hospital in Brighton. He died in 1928 at Lahore.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Johnstone Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

J. S. DUNDAS, KOSB.
James Strathearn Dundas – age 26 – Captain (100912) 7th (Airborne) Battalion (Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at Edinburgh Academy and at Edinburgh University where he graduated M.A. in 1938. He was studying for a law degree and was a member of the Officer Training Corps when war was declared. He was commissioned in October 1939 and served with the 1st KOSB in France and Belgium before being evacuated from Dunkirk in May/June 1940. He was promoted to Captain in 1942 and was the second-in-command of “B” Company at Arnhem. James was buried in the hotel grounds at Hartenstein but was re-interred in August 1945.
Born 1918 in Selkirk, Selkirkshire. Son of William and Jess (Macintosh) Dundas of Shawpark, Selkirk. Husband of Edith Isabel (Walker) Dundas of Johnstone Manse who he married in 1942 in Johnstone.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1944 and buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Selkirk War Memorial, and on the Edinburgh University Old College War Memorial.

The first of the Horsa gliders carrying the 7th Battalion KOSB landed at Arnhem on the first day of the battle, Sunday 17 September 1944, to secure the Ginkel Heath position, designated as DZ-Y for the 4th Parachute Brigade. On 25 September the battalion were defending the perimeter near Oosterbeek Hoog Railway Station and that night the survivors were withdrawn to cross back over the Rhine.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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WATSON, W.G.D.
William George Douglas Watson – age 36 – Captain, 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was educated at Annan Academy and at Edinburgh Academy before he became a Student of Law at Edinburgh University in 1903. He served his apprenticeship and became a solicitor in his father's practice in Annan when he qualified in 1907. He was also joint agent of The Royal Bank of Scotland's branch in the town. He was commissioned in the Territorial 5th KOSB in March1909 and was mobilised in August 1914. He was promoted to Lieutenant in November 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 where he was promoted to Captain in October. Later he served in Egypt and Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1881 in Annan. Son of Charles Watson (solicitor) and of Sarah Elizabeth (Clennel) Watson of Greencroft, Annan.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

Also named on the Annan Burgh and Annan Academy memorials together with two of his brothers:
Kenneth Clennell Watson – age 22 – Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 11 April 1917.
Patrick Balfour Watson – age 26 – Private (437089) 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 27 June 1916.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

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MILLER, THOMAS ALEXANDER GRANT

Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. T. D. and Margaret Julia Miller, of Kirkurd Manse, Dolphinton, Peeblesshire and Inveraven, Bridgend, Perth. A noted Rugby football player.

MILLER, ARCHIBALD WILLIAM BUCHANAN

Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 13/07/1917
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps 29th Sqdn. and 1st Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Grave Reference: Hollebosch Ger. Cem. Mem. 19.
Cemetery: HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. Thomas Duncan Miller, M.A., and Margaret Julia Grant Miller, of Inveraven, Bridgend, Perth.

Both are also named on Peebles and Kirkurd War Memorials, and have a plaque in St John's Kirk, Perth. Both also attended Fettes College.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Named on the Hobkirk Parish War Memorial in Bonchester Bridge, Roxburghshire as:

2/LT. R.C. PRIMROSE, M.L.I.
Robert Cairns Primrose – age 20 – Second Lieutenant, 5th Mahratta Light Infantry.
Robert was educated at Edinburgh Academy and was an Arts student at Edinburgh University when he was called up in November 1940. He was commissioned in the Indian Army in May 1941 but was accidentally killed at Razmak in Waziristan on the north west frontier.
Born c.1921 in India. Son of the Rev. James Bartholomew Primrose, Church of Scotland Missionary and, from 1941, Garrison Chaplain at Poona, India, and of Mary Campbell Mallis (Smith) Primrose of Wauchope Cottage, Bonchester Bridge, Hobkirk and of Kirkton, Roxburghshire.
Rev. Primrose was minister at Kirkton Church from 1951 and at Roberton Church from 1955.
Died on Active Service on 12 January 1942 and buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan.
Also named on the Old College memorial in Edinburgh University.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brothers who died on the same day

Name: THOMSON, ERIC JAMES
Initials: EJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 28/6/1915
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Catherine Thomson, of 30, Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh.
Panel Reference: Panel 26 to 31
Memorial: Helles Memorial

Name: THOMSON, FRANCIS WISHART
Initials: FW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 7th Bn, "C" Coy
Date of Death: 28/6/1915
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Catherine Thomson, of 30, Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh.
Panel Reference: Panel 26 to 31
Memorial: Helles Memorial

Both are also named on West Linton and Peebles War Memorials.
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Named on the Stobs War Memorial near Hawick in Roxburghshire as:

2nd LT. WALTER HADDON, COLISLINN.
Walter Haddon – age 27 – Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was educated at Warriston School in Moffat, at Edinburgh Academy and attended Edinburgh University. He a member of the Territorial 9th Royal Scots for three years from 1909 and re-enlisted in August 1914. He was commissioned in the KOSB in November 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was wounded during the battle of Loos and died in the Quality Street Casualty Clearing Station. Walter was buried at Fosse No.7 de Bethune but his burial place was lost.
Born 1887 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Walter Haddon of Firth, Hawick (died 1907) and Caroline Johnson (Ross) Haddon of Colislinn. Hawick.
Died of Wounds on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Hawick Roll of Honour and on the St. John's Church memorial in Hawick.
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Named on the Southdean Parish War Memorial as:

Lt. THOMAS SCOTT, M.C. Sc. R.
Thomas Scott, Military Cross – age 22 – Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Thomas was educated at St. Mary's School in Melrose and, from 1909, at Edinburgh Academy where in his last year, 1913, he was dux of the upper modern class and Lance-Sergeant in the Officer Training Corps. He left his home in San Jose, Costa Rica, arriving at Avonmouth in September 1914 and was commissioned from Cadet in the OTC to the 4th (Reserve) Battalion of the Scottish Rifles in January 1915. He was posted to the 1st Battalion in March 1916 and was awarded a Military Cross as 2nd Lt. Thomas Scott, 4th (attd. 1st) Bn.,Sco. Rif. “For conspicuous gallantry. After the explosion of a mine he went out in daylight and endeavoured to reach an officer and man who were lying half buried below the lip of the crater. It was chiefly due to his efforts that the two were rescued at night.”
Born 1894 in the United States of America. (Source: Academy Roll of Honour and 1911 census)
Son of Thomas and Martha Scott of San Jose, Costa Rica, of 2 Hornsey Rise Gardens, Crouch End, London and of 93 Mount View Road, London.
Nephew of Mrs Balfour, Westerhouses, Southdean and of Mrs (Captain) Brown, Boundaries, Jedburgh. Grandson of the late Mr Scott, Old Jedward.
Died of Wounds on 21 May 1917 and buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France.
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Named on the Oxnam Parish War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

JAMES G. POTT TROOPER L&B HORSE.
James Gideon Pott – age 36 – Private (1585) "D" Squadron, 1/1st Lothians and Border Horse
James was educated at Edinburgh Academy and although described as a “landed proprietor”, he enlisted as a Private in 1914 and landed in France in September 1915 before moving to Salonika in November. A year later James died of a cerebral haemorrhage.
Born 1880 at Lintalie, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of the late George Pott of Potburn, Selkirkshire (died 1898) and Marion Wilson (Milne) Pott of Albany Street Edinburgh and of King's Road Chelsea, London. Husband of Mary Cameron (Anderson) Pott of Millheugh, Jedburgh and of "Hybla," Wallace Avenue, Toorak, Melbourne, Australia who he married in 1905 in St. Giles, Edinburgh.
Died on Active Service on 3 December 1916 and buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece.

Also named on the Ettrick Parish War Memorial in Selkirkshire.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two brothers named on the Roxburgh Parish War Memorial as:

CAPTAIN JAMES McLAREN,
A. & S. HIGHRS., NOVEMBER 21, 1917
.
James McLaren – age 22 – Captain, 1/7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
James was educated at Edinburgh Academy and was captain of the school in 1914. He was commissioned in October 1914. He joined his battalion at Ypres in May 1915 but was gassed and evacuated to hospital in Bedford in June. He was promoted to Captain in October 1916 but was killed the following year at Cambrai.
Born 1895 at Easter Cornton Farm, Logie, Stirling. Son of the late Agnes Thomson (Somerville) McLaren (died 1906 in Logie) and of Duncan McLaren of Cornton and of Fairmington, Roxburgh.
Missing in Action on 21 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial, on the Causewayhead & Cambuskenneth War Memorial near Stirling, on the Stirling War Memorial and on the Edinburgh Academy memorial.

and his brother who died two days earlier

2nd. LIEUT. WILLIAM S. McLAREN,
R.F.C., NOVEMBER 18, 1917
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William Somerville McLaren – age 19 – Second Lieutenant, 48 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List.
William was educated at Edinburgh Academy and was captain of the school in 1915. He enlisted as Private (28021) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in December 1916 but was discharged in April 1917 to a commission on the General List for the RFC. He joined his squadron in September 1917. William's Bristol fighter was shot down near Dixmunde and his Observer, 2nd Lieutenant David Whyte Hardie was killed. William died a day later.
Born 1898 at Easter Cornton Farm, Logie, Stirling. Son of the late Agnes Thomson (Somerville) McLaren (died 1906 in Logie) and of Duncan McLaren of Cornton and of Fairmington, Roxburgh.
Died of Wounds on 19 November 1917 and buried in Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial, on the Causewayhead & Cambuskenneth War Memorial near Stirling, on the Stirling War Memorial and on the Edinburgh Academy memorial.

In 1891 Duncan 30 was farming at Wester Cornton. He married in 1894 in Stirling but Agnes died in 1906.
In 1911 at Logie were Duncan 50, James 15, William S. 12. Duncan died in 1927 in Roxburgh
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