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IanA



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Ettrick Reply with quote

Quite a treck up an exeedingly narrow road to reach it but a lovely location when you get there. Someone has made a half-hearted attempt to clean the face of the stone.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sergt William Ashcroft, Seaforth Highlanders
L/ Corp Peter McRobert, A&S Highlanders
Pte James Ker, KOSB
Pte James Sword, KOSB
Pte Thomas Yellowlees, Black Watch
Trooper James G Pott, Lothians & Border Horse
Gunner J Brunton Thomson, Royal Field Artillery

1939-45

Captain Ian Campbell, Durham Light Infantry
Mary L McRobert, Munition Worker
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian,
Thank you for posting this memorial.

The very first man listed is "one of mine".
Sgt William Ashcroft, son of Alexander and Janet Kerr Ashcroft, of Hopehouse, Ettrick, Selkirkshire, also appears on the Hawick Roll of Honour and the Cavers & Kirkton Parish Roll of Honour.

He was killed by a sniper in 1915 near Bethune and is buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: not listed
OS Map Ref NT260143
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thought I'd post a couple more pics. The pedestal had been recently cleaned when these were taken and the names are easier to read.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me anything about

L.CORPl. PETER McROBERT, A.&.S. HIGHLANDERS.

There is only one man of this name listed in the usual places

CWGC
McROBERT, PETER
Lance Corporal, 23695, 6th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Date of Death: 16/12/1917
Cemetery: HEUDICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, FRANCE.

SNWM
McROBERT, PETER
Pte. 23695, 6th KOSB
Place of birth: Tundergarth Dumfries
Date of death:16 December 1917
Theatre of death: F&F
Cause of death: Killed in action

SDGW
Born: Tundergarth, Dumfries. Resident: Ettrick, Selkirk. Enlisted Galashiels Selkirk.

UPDATE: Peter was a shepherd at Potburn, Ettrick, Selkirkshire when he enlisted in May 1916.

But why is he shown as A&SH here????
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 78805
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: YELLOWLEES, T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10385
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 9th Bn
Date of Death: 28/9/1917
Panel Reference: Bay 6
Memorial: Arras Memorial

Also named on Meggat Memorial, Cappercleuch and Peebles War Memorial.
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SERGT. WILLIAM ASHCROFT, SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS.
William Ashcroft – age 23 – Sergeant (428) 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
In 1901 William was living with his aunts Elizabeth and Ann Ashcroft at Wilton Dean in Hawick and he worked in the offices of the Wilson & Glenny Tweed Mill until he enlisted in the Seaforths when he was eighteen. He was with his battalion in Agra, India in August 1914 and they moved to France, landing at Marseilles in October 1914. William was killed a year later.
Born 1892 in Ettrick. Son of the late Janet (Kerr) Ashcroft (died 1892) and of Alexander Ashcroft of Hopehouse, Ettrick.
Killed in Action on 17 October 1915 and buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.
Also named on the Hawick Roll of Honour and on the Cavers and Kirkton Roll of Honour in Cavers Parish Church.
Alexander Ashcroft and most of his sibling were born in Cavers.


PTE. JAMES KER, K.O.S.B.
James Struthers Ker – age 20 – Private (24953) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1896 in Ettrick. Son of Peter and Helen (Struthers) Ker of Warrior's Rest, Yarrow, Selkirkshire.
Missing in Action on 31 March 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Parish War Memorial, on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus.


L/ CORPl. PETER McROBERT, A.&.S. HIGHLANDERS.
Thought to be:
Peter McRobert – age 22 – Lance Corporal (23695) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Peter was a shepherd at Potburn, Ettrick when he enlisted in May 1916. He joined the 7th/8th KOSB in France in September 1916.
Born 1895 in Tundergarth, Dumfriesshire. Son of James and Jane (Armstrong) McRobert of White Knowe, Hutton and of Cowburn Cottage, Corrie, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 16 December 1917 and buried in Heudicourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Hutton & Corrie Parish War Memorial in Boreland, on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Eskdalemuir Parish War Memorial, all in Dumfriesshire.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TROOPER JAMES G. POTT, LOTHIANS & BORDER HORSE.
James Gideon Pott – age 36 – Private (1585) "D" Squadron, 1/1st Lothians and Border Horse
James was educated at Edinburgh Academy and, although described as a “landed proprietor”, he enlisted as a Private in 1914 and landed in France in September 1915 before moving to Salonika in November. A year later James died of a cerebral haemorrhage.
Born 1880 at Lintalie, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of the late George Pott of Potburn, Ettrick, Selkirkshire (died 1898) and Marion Wilson (Milne) Pott of Albany Street Edinburgh and of King's Road Chelsea, London. Husband of Mary Cameron (Anderson) Pott of Millheugh, Oxnam, Roxburghshire and of "Hybla," Wallace Avenue, Toorak, Melbourne, Australia who he married in 1905 in St. Giles, Edinburgh.
Died on Active Service on 3 December 1916 and buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece.
Also named on the Oxnam Parish War Memorial and on the Edinburgh Academy memorial.


PTE. JAMES SWORD, K.O.S.B.
James Baillie Sword – age 28 – Private (18061) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a shepherd at Potburn, Ettrick when he enlisted. He joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in July 1915 and was evacuated home due to illness before he rejoined his battalion in France in July 1916.
Born 1889 in Whittingehame, Haddington, East Lothian as James Robert Baillie Sword. Son of Robert and Mary (Jeffrey) Sword of Drakemire, Bunkle and Preston, Berwickshire and of Kirkknowe, Hartshaughmill, Bonchester, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 26 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.


GUNNER J. BRUNTON THOMSON, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY.
Not listed by CWGC but under review.
James Brunton Thomson – age 26 – Gunner (125588) 103rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery.
James was a farmer and shepherd at Ramseycleuch, Ettrick when he enlisted in December 1915. He joined the 23rd Division Ammunition Column in France in June 1916 and was wounded in August 1917. He joined the 103rd Brigade, RFA in October 1917 and moved to Mantua and Marcaria in Italy in November where the 23rd Division took over the front line at the Montello in December. After being in action on the Asiago Plateau in June 1918, James became ill and in September he was evacuated to hospital in England where he was diagnosed with spinal caries tuberculosis. He was discharged from the army in December 1918 and awarded a Silver War Badge (B71150) James died of his illness in the Ralston Auxiliary Hospital near Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Born 1893 in Ancrum, Roxburghshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (Brunton) Thomson of Ramseycleuch, Ettrick.
Died on 29 November 1919 and buried in Ettrick Parish Churchyard.


PTE. THOMAS YELLOWLEES, BLACK WATCH.
Thomas Yellowlees – age 21 – Private (10385) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Thomas was a gamekeeper with the Earl of Wemyss at Cramalt Lodge, Megget, Cappercleuch, Yarrow, Selkirkshire when he enlisted in the Royal Scots Greys. He was posted to the 8th Black Watch in France in July 1915 before joining the 9th Battalion.
Born 1896 in Yarrow. Thomas and Isabella (Scott) Yellowlees of Winterburgh, Ettrick.
Missing in Action on 28 September 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Yarrow Parish War Memorial as Thos. Yellowlees, Scots Greys, on the Megget War Memorial in Cappercleuch, Yarrow as Pte. Tom Yellowlees, Black Watch, on the Lyne and Meggat Roll of Honour in Lyne Kirk, and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus, on both as Thomas Yellowlees, RS Greys, Cramalt.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1939-45

Both of these deaths are outside the time limit used by CWGC (31/12/1947) and are therefore not listed on the Debt of Honour Register.

CAPTAIN IAN CAMPBELL, DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY.
I have not been able to trace a military record for Ian but he was reportedly serving with the Cameron Highlanders in 1940.
He was for many years a farmer at Midgehope, Ettrick and was a Selkirk County Councillor.
He died, aged 46, in Montana, Valais, Switzerland.
Born 1901 in Edinburgh. Son of the late Colonel Ewan Campbell (died 1922) and of the late Jessie Campbell (died 1944) of Drummond Place, Edinburgh.
Died on 2 February 1948. Burial place not known.


MARY I. McROBERT, MUNITION WORKER.
Mary Irvine McRobert, aged 27, of Nether Dalgleish, Ettrick was a munitions worker. She died of tuberculosis in the Annex of the Bangour Hospital at Broxburn, Uphall, West Lothian.
Born 1921 in Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire. Daughter of Joseph (a shepherd) and of Isabella (Scott) McRobert.
Died on 5 April 1948. Burial place not known.
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