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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OS map ref: NT775262
UKNIWM Ref No. not listed
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The names for the Second World War appear within the local church and not on this memorial so I am adding IanA's photograph of that plaque below:



See: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3872
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:18 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you can see from the photograph above, the Linton Parish WW1 memorial has the most basic detail (Initial and Surname only) so I have headed each entry with the information on [1] the Parish War Memorial, [2] the memorial plaque in Linton Parish Church and [3} the hand-written Roll of Remembrance in Hoselaw Chapel in Linton.

[1] W. R. AITCHISON.
[2] Wm. ROBERTSON AITCHISON, GORD:HIGHrs. ITALY, 1918.
[3] William Robertson Aitchison - Italy - 13.7.18.

William Robertson Aitchison – age 23 – Private (S/7382) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
William was a ploughman at Blakelaw Farm, Linton when he enlisted in November 1914. He joined his battalion in France in March 1915 and served there until they moved to Italy in November 1917. William died from shell wounds in the 39th Casualty Clearing Station at Montecchio Precalcino near Vicenza.
Born 1894 in Sprouston, Roxburghshire. Son of John (died December 1918) and Catherine (Dalgleish) Aitchison of Blakelaw Farm, Linton, Kelso.
Died of Wounds on 13 July 1918 and buried in Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


[1] R. COULTER.
[2] RALPH COULTER, SCOT:RFLS. GAZA, 1917.
[3] Ralph Coulter - Gaza – 19.4.17.

Ralph Coulter – age 19 – Private (200766) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Ralph as Private (7284) landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1898 at Middlefield, Langton, Berwickshire. Son of the late William Coulter (died 1902) and of Mary Catherine (Scott) Coulter. Step-son of Alexander Hastie who Mary married in 1908 in Edinburgh. In 1911 in the whole family were living in Linton (Ralph, 13 and George, 11 are indexed as Courter) and from 1915 were at Bankhead Farm, Linton.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


[1] J. DARRIE.
[2] JOHN DARRIE, K.O.S.B. GALLIPOLI, 1915.
[3] John Darrie - Gallipoli - 12.7.15.

John Darrie – age 20 – Private (7285) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1895 in Hume, Berwickshire. Son of Anthony and Jane (Bain) Darrie of Hoselaw Mains, Linton and of The Broom, Ancrum, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoili, Turkey.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[1] H. FERGUSON.
[2] HUGH FERGUSON, K.O.S.B. GAZA, 1917.
[3] Hugh Ferguson - Gaza – 26.4.17.

Hugh Ferguson – age 21 – Private (200642) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Hugh was a ploughman at Graden Farm, Linton when he enlisted. As Private (7048) he joined his battalion in Egypt and served in Palestine where he was wounded at Gaza. He died a week later in Hospital at Kantara.
Born 1896 in Yetholm, Roxburghshire. Son of Michael and Jane (Burke) Ferguson of Graden Farm, Linton.
Died of Wounds on 26 April 1917 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Yetholm Parish War Memorial.


[1] G. HALL.
[2] GEO:ALEX:DRUMMOND HALL, Nthd.FUSrs. SOMME, 1916.
[3] George Alex Drummond Hall - The Somme – 1.7.16.

George Hall – age 18 – Private ("30/58") 25th (2nd Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Born 1898 in Kirkhope, Selkirkshire as George Alexander Hall. Son of Robert Oliver Hall and of Rebecca Douglas (Drummond) Hall of The Joy, Graden, Linton.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.

and his brother

[1] J. HALL.
[2] JAMES HALL, K.O.S.B. FRANCE, 1919.
[3] James Hall – 27.2.19.

James Hall – age 23 – Private (45631) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was on his way to be demobilised when he fell from an electric tramcar and was crushed by the vehicle. He died in the 44th Casualty Clearing Station in Cologne.
Born 1895 in Whittingham, Haddingtonshire, East Lothian. Son of Robert Oliver Hall and of Rebecca Douglas (Drummond) Hall of The Joy, Graden, Linton.
Died on Service on 27 February 1919 and buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.
The 9th (Scottish) Division was selected to advance to the Rhine as part of the occupation force and crossed into Germany on 4 December 1918, taking up a position in the Cologne bridgehead. In late February 1919, the original units left and were demobilised, being replaced by others.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[1] D. LUNAM.
[2] DAVID LUNAM, K.O.S.B. IN HOSPITAL, 1919.
[3] David Lunam - 20.12.19.

David Lunam – age 26 – Private (200950) Depot, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
David was a road surfaceman when he enlisted in January 1915 as Private (7685) in the 1/4th KOSB He was discharged due to illness in July 1918 and awarded a Silver War Badge (B28113) David died of kidney disease in the Kelso Cottage Hospital.
Born 1892 in Hownam, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Jane (Telfer) Lunam (died 1900) and of William Lunam of Hoselaw Mains, Linton and of Burnbrae, Nenthorn, Berwickshire.
Died on 20 December 1919 and buried in Nenthorn Cemetery, Berwickshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


[1] J. ROBERTSON.
[2] JOHN ROBERTSON, K.O.S.B. GALLIPOLI, 1915.
[3] John Robertson - Gallipoli – 5.8.15.

John Robertson – age 23 – Private (7172) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a farm servant in Linton when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1892 in Linton. Son of Nicholas Robertson. (In 1911 John and his mother Nicholas were living in Linton)
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


[1] D. R. SCOTT.
[2] DAVID REID SCOTT, R.SCOTS, GREENLEES, 1918.
[3] David Reid Scott – 13.11.18.
Not listed by CWGC.

David Reid Scott – age 24 – Private (35799) Royal Scots.
David was a ploughman when he enlisted. He was discharged from the army in September 1916 and died at home of tuberculosis.
Born 1894 in Yetholm, Roxburghshire. Son of the late John Robertson Scott and of Ellen (Leitch) Scott of Greenlees, Linton.
Died on 13 November 1918. Burial place not known.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.
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[1] R. SINCLAIR.
[2] ROBERT SINCLAIR, Lt. Bl.WATCH, N.CHAPELLE, 1915.
[3] Robert Sinclair - Neuve Chapelle – 9.5.15.

Robert Sinclair – age 33 – Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Robert had been with the Black Watch in India for 15 years and in August 1914 he was Sergeant (7234) with the 2nd Battalion in Bareilly. They moved to France, landing at Marseilles in October 1914. Robert was commissioned in April 1915 but was killed at Neuve Chapelle a month later. He was buried in Vieille Chapelle Old Military Cemetery but was re-interred at Souchez after the war.
Born 1882 in Edinburgh. Son of the late Ann (Young) Sinclair (died 1890) and of William Sinclair, ex-Sergeant of Edinburgh City Police, of Manse Lodge, Linton.
Killed in Action on 9 May 1915 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


[1] F. W. SMAIL.
[2] FRANK WEDDELL SMAIL, Lt. Nthd.FUSrs. IN HOSPITAL, 1915.
[3] Frank Weddell Smail - London Hospital – 1.12.15.

Frank Weddell Smail – age 23 – Lieutenant, 1/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Frank was educated at Berwick Grammar School and at Loretto School in Musselburgh until 1909. He studied farming near Duns in Berwickshire and by 1911 he was tenant of the farm at Linton Burnfoot. He had enlisted as a Private in the Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry and was commissioned in the Territorial 7th Northumberland Fusiliers in May 1914. He landed with the battalion in France in April 1915 but was wounded in head by a sniper in June. He was evacuated to the Hospital for Officers at 24 Park Street in Mayfair, London but died there in December 1915.
Born 1892 in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland. Son of the late Fanny Maria (Weddell) Smail (died 1900) and of Henry Richardson Smail, proprietor of the Berwick Advertiser, of Berwick-on-Tweed.
Died of Wounds on 1 December 1915 and buried in Berwick-Upon-Tweed Cemetery, Northumberland. (CWG)
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial, on the Berwick Borough War Memorial, on the Holy Trinity Church memorial, on the Freemen of the Borough memorial, on the Berwick Grammar School memorial and on the Loretto School memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[1] W. F. SOMERVAIL.
[2] W. FULTON SOMERVAIL, D.S.O. M.C. B.MAJ. SCOT:Rfls. JONECOURT, 1918.
[3] William Fulton Somervail - Joncourt - 4.10.18.

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. 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 an individual plaque in Hoselaw Chapel, on the Kelso War Memorial, on the Edrom Parish War Memorial and on the Loretto School memorial.


[1] J. TURNBULL.
[2] JAMES TURNBULL, R.SCOTS, FROGDEN, 1919.
[3] James Turnbull - 1920.
Not listed by CWGC and I cannot trace his military record.

James had been a ploughman, He was aged 26 when he died of enteric fever at his home at Frogden, Linton.
Born 1894 at Kersknow in Eckford, Roxburghshire. Son of Jemima Turnbull.
Died on 22 November 1919. Burial place not known.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.
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[1] A. TURNER.
[2] ANDREW TURNER, Cpl. Gord:HIGHrs. CORBIE, 1916.
[3] Andrew Turner - Hospital in France – 20.3.16.

Andrew Turner – age 24 – Corporal (S/7383) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Andrew had been a farm servant at Blakelaw Farm, Linton. He enlisted in November 1914 and joined his battalion in France in February 1915. He served at Neuve Chapelle and at Loos but was severely wounded at the Somme and died in a Casualty Clearing Station at Cobie.
Born 1891 in Kelso, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Mary Hogg (Archibald) Turner (died 1893) and of Andrew Turner, and step-son of Helen (Quarry) Turner of Hardie's Mill, Gordon, Berwickshire. Andrew and Helen married in 1895 in Kelso. Husband of Jane (Armstrong or Moffat) Turner of Middle Softlaw, Kelso who he married while on leave on 30 December 1915 in Kelso. Jane married William John Robertson in1919 in Kelso.
Died of Wounds on 19 March 1916 and buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


[1] A. W. WILSON.
[2] ADAM WALDIE WILSON, M.G.C. Mt. KEMMELL, 1918.
[3] Adam W. Wilson - Mt Kemmell - 25.4.18.

Adam Waldie Wilson – age 25 – Private (18349) 9th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.
Adam was living in the Kelso area when he enlisted and, as Private (11918) he landed in France with the 11th Battalion, Royal Scots, 9th (Scottish) Division in May 1915. Later he joined the Division's MGC. Adam died in the 36th Casualty Clearing Station at Haringhe.
Born 1893 in Gordon, Berwickshire. Son of William and Robina (Mathieson) Wilson. Brother of Mrs. Janet (Wilson) Clark, of Jardine Hall, Lockerbie. Died of Wounds on 25 April 1918 and buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.
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1939 - 1945

CHARLES EDWARD ELLIOT.
Charles Edward Elliot – age 25 – Lieutenant (134281) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles was commission from a cadet to the KOSB in June 1940. He landed with the battalion at Queen Beach on D-Day 6 June 1944 and fought through Normandy and around Caen until the town capitulated. Charles was killed at Troarn near Caen and was re-interred at Banneville in June 1945.
Born 1919 in Linton. Son of the late Dagmar Katharina (Ahlbom) Elliot (died 1937) and of Thomas Robert Barnewall Elliot of Clifton Park, Linton.
Killed in Action on 19 July 1944 and buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.


ALEXANDER LANG.
Alexander Lang – age 24 – Stoker 1st Class (P/KX 91486) H.M. Submarine Triton, Royal Navy.
Alexander had joined the navy in 1937. He served on the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous and on the light cruiser HMS Glasgow before joining the “Triton”. The submarine left for a patrol in the southern Adriatic on 28 November 1940 and it is thought that she was mined and sunk in the lower Adriatic or the Otranto Strait on or around 18 December 1940.
Born 1916 at Banff Mill, Sprouston, Roxburghshire. Son of Thomas and Mary (Hay) Lang of Linton and of Woodhouse, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
Husband of Mary Jane (Renton) Lang of 44 Grovehill, Kelso who he married in 1940 in Kelso.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 18 December 1940 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.


ROBERT LITTLE.
Robert Little – age 21 – Able Seaman (P/JX322584) H.M. Motor Gun Boat 607, Royal Navy.
During an attack by over 30 German E-boats on two coastal convoys the German motor torpedo boat S.74 sank a Royal Navy mine-sweeper off Cromer, Norfolk. In return, the motor gunboats MGB.607 and MGB.603 sank S.63 and S.88. During the action Robert was the Oerliken gunner and kept his weapon in action, even after both his loaders had been wounded, until he was killed. He was Mentioned in Despatches.
Born 1922 in Traquair. Peeblesshire. Son of John Conway Little and Annie (Johnstone) Little of Manor Valley, Peeblesshire and of New Graden Estates, Linton who married in Traquair.
Killed in Action on 25 October 1943 and buried in Manor Parish Churchyard, Peeblesshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Peebles War Memorial and on a stained glass window in Manor Parish Church.


ALEXANDER LOTHIAN.
Alex Lothian – age 19 – Private (14000090) 7th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
The 7th Battalion jumped into Normandy on D-Day the 6th June 1944 and relieved the glider-borne coup de main that had captured the bridges across the Orne River and Canal.
Born 1924 in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. Son of Adam and Jane (Fox) Lothian of New Graden. Linton.
Killed in Action on 6 June 1944 and buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.


JOHN SHIELLS.
John Shiells – age 21 – Guardsman (2701084) Scots Guards.
John was educated at Kelso High School before working at Kelso Mills. He joined the army in 1942. He was driving a Churchill tank of the 3rd (Tank) Battalion of the Scots Guards in support of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders near the Dutch-German border when it hit a mine near Sevenum and John was killed. He was buried there but was re-interred in Mook in December 1947.
Born 1923 in Crailing, Roxburghshire. Son of John and Mary Jane (Darling) Shiells of Greenend, Kelso and of Wark, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland who had married in Linton in 1913.
Killed in Action on 21 November 1944 and buried in Mook War Cemetery, Netherlands.


WILLIAM MACDUFF SIMPSON.
William Macduff Simpson – age 28 – Major (87036) Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
William was educated at Loretto School in Musselburgh where he was a corporal in the Officer Training Corps. After leaving Loretto in 1935, he received a honours degree at New College, Oxford. He was commissioned from the University as a Second Lieutenant in May 1939 and promoted to Lieutenant in the Cameronians in January 1941. He served on garrison duties on the Faroe Islands until 1943 when he was attached to the 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers serving in Italian Campaign. William was killed in an attack on the Gustav Line during the Garigliano River Crossing at the battle of Monte Cassino.
Born c.1916 in Ireland. Son of MacDuff Frederick Simpson and Isabel (Somervail) Simpson of Boolagh House, Kildare, Irish Republic who married in 1911 in Linton. Grandson of James Alexander Somervail and of Isabella (Fulton) Somervail of Hoselaw, Linton.
Killed in Action on 12 May 1944 and buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
Also named on the Loretto School Memorial.


JAMES WEDDELL THOMSON.
James Weddell Thomson – age 29 – Private (3194542) 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
James had served his apprenticeship as a grocer in Kelso and had managed stores in Kelso and in Lauder before he enlisted.
The 6th Gordons landed at Anzio on 22 January 1944.
Born 1915 in Glendale, Northumberland. Son of the late James Thomson and of Euphemia (Hope) Thomson of Lempitlaw, Sprouston, Roxburghshire. Husband of Isabella Helen (Davidson) Thomson, of Yetholm, Roxburghshire who he married in 1938 in Kelso.
Killed in Action on 3 April 1944 and buried in Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.
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