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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the four pipers of the 4th KOSB all died in 1915.

HENDRY, ANDREW
Number: 822
Aged: 23
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Rank: Private
Unit: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Bn.
Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Additional Information: SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM AND MARY HENDRY.

LUNHAM, THOMAS
Number: 778
Aged: 24
Date of Death: 24/07/1915
Rank: Private
Unit: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Bn.
Buried: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY B. 340.
Additional Information: BORN AT NEWTON DON, BERWICKSHIRE.
SON OF GEORGE AND JANET LUNHAM, OF HARRIETFIELD, KELSO, ROXBURGHSHIRE.

WOOD, F M
Number: 729
Aged: 19
Date of Death: 04/12/1915
Rank: Lance Corporal
Unit: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Bn.
Buried: PORTIANOS MILITARY CEMETERY V. A. 90. Greece
Additional Information: SON OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET WOOD, OF NEWTON DON, KELSO, BERWICKSHIRE

There are three James Kerrs of the 1/4th KOSB in the CWGC database, all from the Borders and none from Newton Don. Two of the James Kerrs died in Gallipoli on 12th July 1915 when 1/4th KOSB suffered so badly, and one in Egypt in October 1915
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Kelso War Memorial as:

PIPER ANDREW HENDRY.
Andrew Hendry age 23 Private (822) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB pipe band. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1892 at Greenlaw. Gordon, Berwickshire. Son of William and Mary (Scott) Hendry of Girrick Farm, Nenthorn, Berwickshire.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


L/CORPL. ANDREW INGLIS.
Andrew William Inglis age 21 Lance Corporal (13074) 105th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Andrew had been employed on the Newton Don estate, Nenthorn, Berwickshire before becoming a gamekeeper on the Marchmont estate, Greenlaw. He enlisted as Private (S/15151) in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in November 1915 and went to France in early 1916 but transferred to the MGC. Andrew was badly wounded in October 1917 and died a month later in the 4th General Hospital at Camiers.
Born 1896 in Nenthorn, Berwickshire. Son of the late James Inglis (died 1916) and of the late Mary (Grieve) Inglis (died 1913) of Middle Lodge, Newton Don, Nenthorn, Berwickshire.
He named his sister Agnes Tait (Inglis) Clapperton/Stewart of Forest Lodge, Kelso as his legatee.
Died of Wounds on 12 November 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Kelso Trinity Church memorial.


PIPER JAMES KERR.
James Kerr age 27 Private (779) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was employed as a forester on the Mellerstain estate near Kelso and was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB pipe band. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1888 in Swinton, Berwickshire as James Speirs. Son of Charlotte (Speirs) Kerr and step-son of William Kerr of Blinkbonny, Nenthorn, Berwickshire (near Kelso) and of Yetholm Mains, Roxburghshire (near Kelso) who married in 1890 in Swinton.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PIPER THOMAS LUNHAM.
Thomas Lunham age 24 Private (778) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a member of Nenthorn Rifle Club and of the Territorial 4th KOSB pipe band. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but he was wounded a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah. Thomas was evacuated to hospital in Cairo where he died.
Born December 1890 at Newton Don, Nenthorn, Berwickshire. Son of George and Janet (Scoon) Lunham of West Lodge, Nenthorn and of Harrietfield Farm, Nenthorn. (near Kelso).
Died of Wounds on 24 July 1915 and buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the memorial in Kelso North Church.
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