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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:20 am    Post subject: Liddesdale Reply with quote

The Liddesdale War Memorial
O/S NY 483 875

The Liddesdale memorial situated in Douglas Square in the village of Newcastleton, was unveiled by the Duke of Buccleuch on Saturday, 6th November, 1920.



Constructed on a granite base surmounted by a figure of a soldier in the uniform of the K.O.S.B., the 16 foot high memorial lists the names of 58 men of the valley who perished.
It cost £800 to construct with nearly half the money coming from public subscription, the deficit being made up from the Liddesdale Soldier’s Comforts Fund.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The KOSB panel:



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other Scottish Regiments panel:



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mixed Regiments panel:



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the base of the memorial is a panel recording the names of the 10 men who perished in the Second World War:



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And below them are recorded the names of 2 locals who fell in subsequent conflicts:



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The unveiling by the Duke of Buccleuch on Saturday, 6th November, 1920.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This photograph is untitled but I wonder what the significance of the label badges is?:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The unveiling by the Duke of Buccleuch on Saturday, 6th November, 1920.


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January 2010 - during the freeze:


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L/CPL. HUGH ADAMSON K.O.S.B.
Hugh McQuillin Adamson – age 20 – Lance Corporal (29830) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Hugh was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB and was mobilised in August 1914. He was posted to the 1st KOSB in France in 1916 and was transferred to the 7th/8th KOSB. He was wounded in August 1917 and had returned to France, to the 6th KOSB, in January 1918 but was killed two months later.
Born 1897 in Newcastleton. Son of Thomas Bell Adamson and Margaret (McQuillin) Adamson of 5 North Hermitage Street, Newcastleton.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.


PTE. JOHN ARMSTRONG K.O.S.B.
John Armstrong – age 36 – Private (29375) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a stone-dyker when he enlisted. He was posted to the 2nd KOSB before being transferred to the 7th/8th KOSB.
Born 1881 in Newcastleton. Son of William and Charlotte (Inglis) Armstrong. Husband of Martha (Beattie) Armstrong of 3 George Street, Newcastleton who he married in 1903 in Castleton.
Killed in Action on 31 July 1917 and buried in Aeroplane Cemetery, Belgium.


PTE. RICHARD ARMSTRONG 9th ROYAL SCOTS.
Richard Armstrong – age 19 – Private (353418) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Richard was booking clerk with the North British Railway Company at Newcastleton Station when he enlisted.
Born 1898 in Udny, Aberdeenshire as James Richard Telford Armstrong. Son of James McAlpine Armstrong and Elizabeth Ann (Telford) Armstrong of Riccarton Junction, Liddesdale and of 24 Wellogate Place, Hawick, Roxburghshire who had married in 1893 in Castleton.
In 1901 James M. Armstrong (born Canonbie) was a book-seller or colporteur, living with his wife Elizabeth Ann (born Castleton) and son at Station Road, Udny, Aberdeenshire but by 1911 the family were back in Castleton.
Missing in Action on 20 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the North British Railway Company memorial in Waverley Station, Edinburgh.
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PTE. THOMAS ARMSTRONG BLACK WATCH.
Thomas Armstrong – age 20 – Private (S/5339) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Thomas was a baker to trade and was a drummer with the 9th Black Watch. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
The bodies of 41 men of the 9th Black Watch were brought from positions a little West of Loos and were re-interred at Mazingarbe after the war.
Born 1894 in Newcastleton. Son of William George Armstrong and Martha (Gordon) Armstrong of 2 George Street, Newcastleton.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1915 and buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.


2/LT. WALTER BARRIE K.O.S.B.
Walter Barrie – age 37 – Second Lieutenant, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers attached to the 6th Battalion, Border Regiment.
Walter was a farmer when he joined the Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry at the outbreak of war. He landed as Sergeant (725) with his squadron in France in September 1915. He was selected for officer training and was commissioned in the KOSB in November 1916 but was attached to the 6th Border Regiment in France.
Born 1880 at Hartsgarth, Newcastleton. Son of the late John Barrie of South Berryfell, Hawick and of Margaret (Lillico) Barrie of Stobs Cottage, Hawick. Grandson of the late John Barrie of Hartsgarth, Liddesdale.
Killed in Action on 7 June 1917 and buried in Irish House Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Stobs War Memorial in Cavers and Kirkton Parish.


PTE. ANDREW E. BEATTIE K.O.S.B.
Andrew Easton Beattie – age 28 – Private (40102) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1889 in Newcastleton. Son of the late Thomas Beattie (died 1897) of Kirndean Cottage, Newcastleton and of Elizabeth (Jackson) Beattie of 9 Langholm Street, Newcastleton, from 1905 Mrs. Thomas Martin of 2 Grosvenor Gardens, Newtown, Carlisle.
Missing in Action on 4 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.


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