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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Denholm Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref No. not listed
OS map ref: NT567183
Location: at the western end of the Main Street.

The names of 26 men who died in the Great War and 4 from the Second World War are inscribed on the base of a 14 ft high monumental cross which was designed by the Hawick architect J.P.Alison. The memorial was paid for by public subscription, over £230 was raised, a similar appeal led to the construction of the village ‘Comrade’s Hall’ which was opened in September, 1921. This wooden building had been used by the Y.M.C.A. at Stobs Camp and was sold to the Denholm inhabitants for £100.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private SAMUEL HORACE TURNBULL who appears on the Denholm memorial, is also commemorated on the Auchtertool Kirk War Memorial:
http://www.auchtertoolkirk.org.uk/articles/
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Elliot Blake Scottish Rifles 25-Sep-15
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=727845

Peter Blake KOSB 30-Jul-16
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=769174

Thomas Cairns Scots Guards 03-Aug-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=620114

James Leyden Cochrane Machine Gun Corps 15-Jun-18
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=638440

William Cochrane KOSB 03-May-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=744926

James Crawford Black Watch 25-Sep-15
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=730592

Thomas Crawford Canadians 09-Sep-16
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1566773

Robert Elder Scots Guards 06-Apr-15
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=585559

James Elliot Scots Guards 11-Nov-14
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1611402

Robert Scott Elliot Royal Scots Fusiliers 26-Sep-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1631122

Andrew M.C Ferguson Black Watch 25-Sep-15
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=53217

Robert Harkness Black Watch 22-Apr-16
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=628666

James Landles KOSB 19-Apr-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1645950

William Law Gordon Highlanders 29-May-15
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=664721

James Law Black Watch 25-Sep-15
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=733887

Alan E.G. Leadbetter Royal Horse Artillery 04-Aug-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=435723

John McGlasson Royal Navy 15-Apr-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=3041269

Alex Robertson Murray Black Watch 23-Apr-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=779102

George Murray Canadians 28-Aug-18
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1572278

Sydney Richardson KOSB 29-May-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=904181

Robert Porteous Scott New Zealanders 23-Feb-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=94800

George Andrew Storie Royal Field Artillery 12-Nov-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=555185

George Bannerman Taylor Royal Fusiliers 18-Oct-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=899187

Samuel Horace Turnbull Black Watch 19-Jul-18
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=258025

Andrew Turnbull KOSB 14-Nov-17
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=653470

George McCall Walker ASC 25-Apr-18
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=87600
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And for 1939-45

Walter Anderson
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2054108

Andrew W.Ford
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2812359

Peter B.Scott
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2035058

John A Mc. Teacher
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2702492
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see that some eejit of a driver has managed to knock a corner off this memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanA wrote:
I see that some eejit of a driver has managed to knock a corner off this memorial.


Sad to hear but with a bit of luck someone will have it properly repaired. Any photo of the damage?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those interested, pics of the damage. Note the blue paint. Residents have a very good idea who did this but whether it constitutes proof is another matter.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great shame indeed. Must have been a high sided vehicle - carelesness or habitual DD ?
Could be hard to rectify given the area of damage on the memorial.
Interested to see the outcome.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by the height, that has to be a van or truck, finding one with recent damage to the left side (just behind the cab I bet) shouldn't be too difficult and surely the police would prosecute for failing to report? It is a bit of a precarious position though - surprising it has not been hit before. Looks expensive!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Word is that the culprits are farmers new to the area and it was a trailer. It is not really surprising that it has not been hit before as that road is a very minor road indeed.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew is also remembered on the Liddesdale War Memorial:

Name: FERGUSON
Initials: A M C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/4806
Additional information: Son of Mrs. M. C. Ferguson, of Douglas Square, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. H. 9.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: William Law Private S/9941 Gordon Highlanders 3rd Battalion Reply with quote

William Law was born 11th October 1890 at Greenend, Ancrum, Hawick and lived at Old Todderlie, Bonchester, Hawick. Left school at 14 years of age in 1904 and commenced work as a garden labourer, he had many other jobs including farm servant and harvester before he joined the police service, at this time he was a single man.
He was appointed to Northumberland County Constabulary on the 11th October 1913 as PC 123, 3rd class constable.
11.10.1913 - 13.11.1913 HQ Morpeth (Training)
14.11.1913 Posted to Blyth
30.4.1915 Resigned from police to join HMF, enlisted Galashiels
29.5.1915 (Saturday) Died at Aberdeen suffering from spotted fever.
Buried Cavers, Denholm Cemetery, grave reference 221
Parents James & Hannah Law were living at Sunnyside, Denholm, Hawick.
Two reports in his police file after his death refer to a H. Law, Townhead, Denholm, Hawick (mother) and a Mrs Law, 3 Douglas Place, Galnhill (possibly his wife)
His name is recorded on the Northumberland County Constabulary war memorial and Denholm war memorial.




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Elliot Blake L/Cpl Scottish Rifles
Peter Blake Pte KOSB
Thomas Cairns Pte Scots Guards
James Leyden Cochrane Sgt Machine Gun Corps
William Cochrane Pte KOSB
James Crawford L/Cpl Black Watch
Thomas Crawford Pte Canadians
Robert Elder Pte Scots Guards
James Elliot Pte Scots Guards
Robert Scott Elliot Cpl Royal Scots Fusiliers
Andrew M.C. Ferguson L/Cpl Black Watch
Robert Harkness Pte Black Watch
James Landles Pte KOSB
William Law Pte Gordon Highlanders
James Law L/Sgt Black Watch
Alan E.G. Leadbetter Major Royal Horse Artillery
John McGlasson Stoker Royal Navy
Alex Robertson Murray Pte Black Watch
George Murray Pte Canadians
Sydney Richardson Pte KOSB
Robert Porteous Scott Rifleman New Zealanders
George Andrew Storie Gunner Royal Field Artillery
George Bannerman Taylor Pte Royal Fusiliers
Samuel Horace Turnbull Pte Black Watch
Andrew Turnbull Pte KOSB
George McCall Walker S.S. ASC
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