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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Swinton Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref No. not listed
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Ainslie George King's Own Scottish Borderers Captain Military Cross
Bookless John Scottish Rifles Private
Bookless William King's Own Scottish Borderers Private
Cockburn James King's Own Scottish Borderers Private 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers
Cockburn Thomas Scottish Rifles Private 5th Scottish Rifles
Craig John J. King's Own Scottish Borderers Lance Corporal 4th King's Own Scottish Borderer
Dodds William King's Own Scottish Borderers Corporal 4th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Gibson John King's Own Scottish Borderers Private 4th King's Own Scottish Borderer
Graham Thomas Black Watch Private 1st Black Watch
Halliday Robert King's Own Scottish Borderers Private 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Home Walter G. Dragoon Guards Major 6th Dragoon Guards
Jamieson John S. Cameron Highlanders Private 7th Cameron Highlanders
Jamieson Robert Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private 7th A&S.H.
Landels William L. Royal Field Artillery Corporal
McKenzie Daniel S. Royal Field Artillery Gunner
Paxton Alexander Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 11th A&S.H.
Paxton Andrew King's Own Scottish Borderers Private 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Ross Alexander William Royal Garrison Artillery Gunner
Simpson Peter Royal Scots Private 13th R.S.
Thyne Kenward J. Seaforth Highlanders Private 7th Seaforth Highlanders
Trotter William McIntosh Canadians Private 1st Canadians
Turnbull Thomas King's Own Scottish Borderers Private 4th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Watson George King's Own Scottish Borderers Private 4th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Wilson John London Scottish Corporal 1st London Scottish



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Dearden Henry Graham Commandos Lance Corporal
Paterson Robert R.E.M.E. Sergeant
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A missing son of Swinton:

Surname WHITE
Firstname John Robertson
Service Number 10996
Date Death 04/06/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Swinton Duns
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank Cpl
Theatre of death Dardanelles.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another:

Name: Walter Turnbull Wilkinson
Birth Place: Swinton, Berwick
Residence: Ewart
Death Date: 27 Mar 1918
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
Battalion: 5th Battalion.
Number: 39267
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Comments: Formerly 82621, T.R. Battn
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, 19th October 1920

SWINTON - The Earl of Home unveiled a war memorial at Swinton to the memory of the twenty-four men from the parish who fell in the war. The memorial takes the form of a cairn of local freestone, 18 feet high, bearing a granite slab with the names of the fallen; above which is an incised cross of early Saxon type, with symbolic thistle and St Andrew's cross, and the word "Remember". The monument was designed by Mr RT Rose Oliver, Tweedsmuir. The parish, out of a population of about 650 [660?], contributed 123 men to the services during the war [128?].


The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, p714

War Memorial, at the corner of Coldstream and Main streets, c1920. In the form of a Border cairn, with a granite panel containing the names of the fallen.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An older photo of the memorial.

scan0006 by Scottish Military Research Group, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 81377
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte. JOHN BOOKLESS, 9th SCOTTISH RIFLES.

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial as:

PTE. JOHN BOOKLESS. King's Own Scottish Borderers
John Bookless age 24 Private (315609) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John enlisted as Private (4427) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers but he was posted to the 9th Scottish Rifles in France, He died in the 53rd General Hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1894 in Swinton, Berwickshire. Son of John and Mary (Shiels) Bookless of Swinton, Berwickshire. Husband of Margaret (Storie) Bookless of 2 Hill Street, Galashiels who he married in 1915 in Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 1 November 1918 and buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France.


I suspect that the WILLIAM BOOKLESS, 4th KOSB on the memorial was his brother.
CWGC has Private (7553) 1/4th KOSB Died 12 July 1915 - but no family detail.

Southern Reporter of 26/8/1915 has:
William Bookless. 4th K.O.S.B.. Auchencrow, lias been killed at the Dardanelles. Before enlisting last December he was a mole trapper in the district. He leaves a widow and two children. His father and mother live in Swinton, of which town he was native. His onlv brother is in the 2/4 th K.O.S.B.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a William and John Bookless listed in the 1910 Scottish Census as sons of John and Mary.
An unusual surname.
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