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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
The Hon. CHARLES HENRY MURRAY ST. CLAIR also appears on the Bonchester War Memorial and it is no wonder when you read his CWGC entry:

Son of the Rt. Hon. Charles William, 15th Baron Sinclair and Margaret Jane, Baroness Sinclair, of 55, Onslow Square, London; Nisbet, Duns, Berwickshire; Herdmanston, Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire



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

CAPT. THE HON. C.H.M. ST.CLAIR, S.H.
Charles Henry Murray St. Clair age 36 Captain, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Charles was educated at Eton College and at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst from where he was commissioned to the 2nd Seaforths in May 1898. He served in the South Africa War from 1899 until 1902 and was promoted to Captain in April 1902. He was posted to the 1st Seaforths at Agra in India in June 1912 and he returned with the battalion, landing at Marseilles in October 1914 but was killed two months later near La Bassee.
Born December 1878 in Kensington, London. Son of the Rt. Hon. Charles William, 15th Baron Sinclair, and of Margaret Jane Murray, Baroness Sinclair, of 55 Onslow Square, London, of Nisbet, Duns, Berwickshire and of Herdmanston, Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire.
Killed in Action on 20 December 1914 and buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.
Also named on the Eton College memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM DOUGLAS, R.H.

Named on the Southdean Parish War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

Pte. WILLIAM DOUGLAS, Bl. W.
William Douglas age 20 Private (11571) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
William was a gamekeeper at Blackadder Mount, Edrom, Berwickshire when he enlisted. He was posted to his battalion in Mesopotamia in May 1916 but contracted malaria and died in the 31st Stationary Hospital in Baghdad.
Born 1897 in Southdean. Son of Tom and Agnes Wilson (Oliver) Douglas of Chesters, Southdean.
Died on Active Service on 14 December 1917 and buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
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William Fulton Somervail, Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross age 26 Captain, 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and Brigade Major 3rd Infantry Brigade.
William was educated at Loretto School in Musselburgh until 1911. He obtained a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Cameronians in August 1914 and joined the 1st battalion in France in January 1915. He was awarded a M.C. For conspicuous gallantry, marked ability and presence of mind at Neuve Chapelle from 10th to 14th March, 1915, when he ably seconded his Commanding Officer and performed excellent work on his own initiative. On the evening of the 12th March he collected the men of his battalion and conducted them over unknown ground to a position for attack with very good judgment. He brought his Battalion out of action after the engagement on 14th March. He was promoted to Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion in April 1915, to Captain in June and fought at Loos and on the Somme. In July 1917 he took command of his Battalion again, was made Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel and awarded the D.S.O. In January 1918 he became Brigade Major, 3rd Infantry Brigade. William and his Brigadier, Sir William Algernon Ireland Kay, went out alone to reconnoitre the position at Joncourt near St. Quentin, and were found later lying dead, killed by the same shell.
Born 1892 in Edrom, Berwickshire. Son of James Alexander Somervail and of Isabella (Fulton) of Hoselaw, Linton, Roxburghshire.
Husband of Joyce Isabel (Munro) Somervail of Auchindoune, Cawdor, Nairn who he married in August 1918 in Inverness.
Killed in Action on 4 October 1918 and buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Linton Parish War Memorial, on the Parish Church memorial, on an individual memorial in Hoselaw Chapel in Linton, on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Loretto School memorial.
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