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mhomac



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:44 pm    Post subject: Tarbrax and District Reply with quote

Tarbrax Church has been sold and is in the process of becoming a private residence.
The memorial has been removed and is in storage before being remounted in the Village Hall.

The Cobbinshaw 1915 Roll of Honour locally called, as its named, the "Scrap of Paper" is in care before being donated to national Archives. (I will post this also on the Roll of Honour pages.)

Many thanks to Mr Campbell Fisher for all the information and also for his permission to post these pictures here.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cobbinshaw 1915 Roll of Honour.





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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wording at the top of the memorial would seem to indicate that this is the civic memorial for the area, so I'll move this thread to the civic section.

Thanks for posting these photos.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was mentioned in the GW Forum today (dealt with by Derek Robertson - but which one?)
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=207797

BROWN, DAVID.
Rank:Private
Service No:S/17147
Date of Death:09/05/1915
Age:25
Regiment/Service:Cameron Highlanders
1st Bn.
Panel ReferenceAddenda Panel.
MemorialLE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Husband of Lena Brown of Tarbrax, Lanarkshire.

N.B.
This casualty has recently been accepted for commemoration by the Commission. However, it will not be possible to add his name to this Memorial immediately.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T'was me, Derek Robertson the second...

I found a newspaper article which stated his death and number, passed it to Terry after finding nowt on CWGC, and here he is commemorated, very quickly too.

Derek.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well found Derek.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Kirknewton thread:

Tom Lang wrote:
James Lockerbie was born on 20 Apr 1893 at East Calder, Kirknewton.

I cannot find any Memorial for him so I am placing his information here.

SNWM.
Surname LOCKERBIE
Firstname James
Service Number S/16587
Date Death 24/07/1916
Place of birth Kirknewton, Midlothian
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death F & F

CWGC:
LOCKERBIE, J
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 16587
Date of Death: 24/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I.C.7.
Cemetery: DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

In the 1901 census, age 7, he was living at 54 Main Street, Kirknewton, with his aunt and uncle William and Margaret Corkle.

His mother Agnes Paden Knox or Lockerbie died on 27 Nov 1904, age 31, at Stoneyburn, Whitburn. James was age 10.

In the 1911 census, age 17, he was living with his father James 43, sister Agnes 14, as boarders with his aunt and uncle William and Margaret Corkle at 141 Tarbrax, Carnwath.

James 'attested' on 6 Jan 1915 at Hamilton, age 21.
He went to France with his Battalion on 4 May 1915.

On 16 May 1915, James was wounded by a gun shot wound to his arm.
He was shipped back to the UK on 6 Jun 1915.
He rejoined his Battalion on 2 Jul 1915.
On 20 Oct 1915 he was appointed L/Cpl (unpaid).
On 23 Apr 1916 he was wounded by a gun shot to the head and died of his wounds at Casualty Clearing Station No 34.

James is buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION , Grave Ref I.C.7.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:32 pm    Post subject: Addendum to James Lockerbie... Reply with quote

Tarbrax Soldier Wounded – News has been received by his sister that Pte James Lockerbie, of the 2nd Btn Cameron Highlanders, belonging to Tarbrax, has been wounded in action on May 14th. The wounds, which were caused by bursting of shrapnel, are in the left arm and leg. Later information sent by Pte Lockerbie states they are not of a serious nature and that he expects to be discharged from hospital at an early date.
Midlothian Advertiser 28th May, 1915.
Tarbrax Cameron Killed in Action – Intimation has been received by Miss Agnes Lockerbie, Tarbrax that her brother L/Cpl James Lockerbie, 1st Cameron Highlanders was killed in action on 23rd July by a gunshot wound in the head. L/Cpl Lockerbie who was only 23 years of age enlisted shortly after war was declared and after being in training at Invergordon for some time was drafted out to France. He was only some two months out when he received serious wounds in the arm and leg and was returned to England with a hospital draft. After recovery he was again drafted out in October of last year and has come through most of the heavy engagements. Deceased’s father is also serving with the Forces in France with the Royal Scots and met his son about three weeks before his death. Above we give a photo of L/Cpl Lockerbie in the regalia of the Loyal order of Ancient Shepherds. He was a member of the William Fraser Lodge Tarbrax, in the workings of which he took a keen interest, having held various officers in the Lodge. The sympathy of the whole village goes out to his sister in sad bereavement.
Midlothian Advertiser 11th August, 1916.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Tarbrax & Cobbinshaw Reply with quote

I seem to have posted this "somewhere" and not here.... sorry..
In memory of 16770 Pte David George Moreland, 6th Btn Cameron Highlanders, who died 19th September 1916 aged 27 years. Remembered with honour Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of David and Susan Moreland; husband of Bridget Moreland, of 261, Tarbrax, Cobbinshaw.
Another Tarbrax Cameron Dies of Wounds – Right (Photo) of Pte David Moreland, Tarbrax, of the Cameron Highlanders who has died of wounds received in action. Information has been received by Mrs Moreland that her husband was seriously wounded on September 15th and died on September 18th. A sad coincidence in connection with Pte Moreland’s death is the fact that it was he who was the first to communicate the news of the death of Pte Robert Ramsay, of the same regiment whose photo appeared in our columns three weeks ago. Pte Moreland has two brother still on active service, one of them being Pte Neil Moreland, HLI the promising young forward of Heart of Midlothian FC who was wounded in action at the beginning of the operations the Gallipoli Peninsula. Before enlisting Pte Moreland was employed as a shale miner at Tarbrax. Of a quiet and retiring disposition, he was held in general respect in the village. Pte Moreland leaves a widow and one of a family, for whom along with his parents who are also resident in the village, general sympathy is felt.
Midlothian Advertiser 6th October, 1916.
Moreland – In loving memory of Pte David Moreland, Cameron Highlanders, who was killed in action in France, on September 19th 1916 – RIP
He marched away so bravely his young head proudly held, his footsteps never faltered, his courage never failed
Then on the field of battle he calmly took his place, and fought and died for Britain, and the honour of his race
Hard, hard it was to give, but he went at the call of One, who gave for him and others, his own beloved son
His warfare o’er his battle fought, his victory won, though dearly bought
His fresh young life we could not save, he slumbers now in a soldier’s grave.
Inserted by his loving wife and widowed mother – 216 Tarbrax
Midlothian Advertiser 21st September 1917.

I've a photo from the local paper which I've cleaned up....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject: Robert Powley Reply with quote

and another found..

Tarbrax Territorial Killed at the Dardanelles – Information has been received by Mr Arthur Powley, 257 Tarbrax that his son Pte Robert B Powley of the 8th Highland Light Infantry, has been killed in action at the Dardenelles. The 8th HLI to which Pte Powley belonged were attached to the 7th Royal Scots. Pte Powley was killed on the 13th July, and being shot through the head, death was instantaneous. Deceased who was 23 years of age, was employed as a shale miner with the Pumpherston Oil Co, and was called up at the outbreak of the war. He was in training first at Dunoon, then at Portobello, and latterly at Falkirk. The battalion was drafted out to the Dardanelles on 24th May. Pte Powley, who was a coming pedestriaff attended most of the athletic meetings in the district and was a promising footballer, being a member of Tarbrax Violet FC. A staunch Rechabite, he was a member of the “Heatherbell” Tent, and was a general favourite with all those who knew him. The Following is an extract from a comrades letter received by his father;- “Dear Mr Powley, it is with deepest regret I write this short note to inform you of the death of your son Robert. It took place on the 13th July, and was caused by a gunshot wound through the head, death being instantaneous. At the time I was in his company I never saw him show the least sign of nervousness or fear. He died as very good soldier wished to die, doing his bit for king and country. May God comfort Mrs Powley and yourself. Please accept my deepest sympathy”.
Midlothian Advertiser 6th August, 1915.

Also got a photo............
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Pte Robert Ramsay Reply with quote

Other Tarbrax man;-
Tarbrax Cameron Killed in Action – Official intimation has been received by Mrs Ramsay, 189 Tarbrax, that her husband, Pte Robert Ramsay, 7th Btn Cameron Highlanders has been killed in action in France. Pte Ramsay who was 31 years of age, enlisted shortly after the outbreak of the war, and after being in training at Invergordon was drafted out to France in April. A chum in the regiment wrote home saying Pte Ramsay had fallen, but official information was not forthcoming until later. Deceased of whom we give a photo, was well-known in the village, and being of a cheery genial nature, was a general favourite with all who knew him. He leaves a widow and four young children, for whom general sympathy is felt at their sad bereavement.
Midlothian Advertiser 29th September, 1916.
again I have a photo
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject: Cpl Robert Rennie Reply with quote

Tarbrax Soldier Killed – Intimation has been received by Mrs Rennie, No 10 North Terrace, Tarbrax, that her son, Cpl Robert Rennie of the King’s Own Scottish Borders, of whom we give a photograph, has been killed in action. Cpl Rennie enlisted in Bathgate in the KOSB’s 15 years ago, and was sent to the depot of the regiment in Dublin, afterwards being on Foreign Service in Egypt and India. Deceased has also seen active service in the later part of the South African War. On the outbreak of the present war, Col Rennie was drafted to France with the regiment and came through the whole of the fighting till the end of December, when he was wounded in both hands. After being on sick leave for a time, Cpl Rennie again returned to France on the 29th February. Since then he has been mentioned in dispatches for further promotion for gallantry. Deceased, who was a staunch teetotaller, was of cheery disposition, and a general favourite amongst all with whom he came in contact. What makes the news all the more pathetic is the fact that it is only a little over a year since Mrs Rennie had a son killed in West Main Pit, West Calder. The sympathy of the whole village goes out to her in this fresh bereavement.
Midlothian Advertiser, 21st May, 1915
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Pte James Steele Reply with quote

In memory of 17576 Pte James Steele 12th Btn Highland Light Infantry who died 21st May 1916. Remembered with honour Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. CWGC
Local Soldier’s Death – In the official list of casualties published this week, the name of Pte J Steele HLI, Cobbinshaw appears among the men who have died of wounds received in action.
Midlothian Advertiser 16th June, 1916
Tarbrax Soldier Killed in Action - Above (Photo) of Pte James Steele, 12th Battery, HLI reported killed in our last week’s issue and whose parents reside at 135 Tarbrax. Pte Steele who was employed as a coal miner at Coalburn was a Territorial and on being called up on the outbreak of the war promptly transferred into Kitchener’s Army for active service. He was wounded at Loos, and on his recovery was home on furlough for ten days before returning to the front where he was killed on the 1`st May, after having been out for the second time only about two months. Sympathy is felt for his parents in their sad bereavement.
Midlothian Advertiser 23rd June, 1916.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Sgt Hugh McGill Blair Reply with quote

Blair – In loving memory of 746 Sgt Hugh McGill Blair, Australian Imperial Forces, who was killed in action at Poziers, July 25th, 1916.
He lies beside his comrades, in a hallowed grave unknown,
But his name is written in letters of love, on the hearts he left at home.
Inserted by Mr and Mrs Bryden, 247 Tarbrax
Midlothian Advertiser 27th July, 1917.
Blair - In loving memory of Sergeant Hugh McGill Blair, 5th Btn AIF Australian Infantry, killed in action at Poziers July 25th 1916.
Inserted by Mr and Mrs John Bryden, 247 Tarbrax
Midlothian Advertiser 26th July 1918.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Sapper T N Bonnar Reply with quote

Tarbrax Soldier Wounded – Information has been received in Tarbrax to the effect that Sapper T N Bonnar, Royal Engineers has been wounded in action in the Dardanelles. The wound, which is of a very serious nature is in the back and was caused by the bursting of a shrapnel shell. Bonnar before enlisting was employed as a shale miner with the Pumpherston oil Coy in No 1 Pit, Tarbrax.
Midlothian Advertiser, 17th September, 1915.
Tarbrax Soldier Dies of Wounds – Intimation has been received that Sapper T R Bonnar, Royal Engineers, who was reported wounded in our issue of two week ago, has since died from his wounds. Bonnar, who belonged to Biggar, has been employed in Tarbrax for the last five years. He was much respected in the village, his cheery nature and genial disposition gaining for him the respect of all who came into contact with him.
Midlothian Advertiser 1st October, 1915.
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