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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: THORNTON, WW1 Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Thornton Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for photo.
The memorial gates were badly damaged by a car last year. They have been repaired and some sections have had gilt applied to them.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

The Black Watch

Privates

John Adamson
James Cant
Chas. Crawford
James Duff
George Latto
Andw. Moncur
Adam Speed
Willm. Douglas

Sergeants

Willm. Chrystal
J. Williamson (M.M.) Military Medal

L/C John Arnot. Royal Scots
Pte. James Crystal. Scots Guards
Cpl. Alex. Peebles. Scots Guards
Pte. David Paterson. H.L.I.
Pte. John Adams. Seaforths
Pte. Thos. Barclay. Seaforths
Pte. William Duncan. Seaforths
Pte. William Saunders. A.&.S.Hs.
Cpl. William Simpson. Mid'sex.
Pte. Alexander Cant. Leic'ters.
Pte. Raphl. Delahunt. Roy.Dub.Fus.

K.O.S.B.

Privates

Alex. Allan
Jas. Davidson
Geo. Gilmour
Robert Hughes
Jas. Hutcheon
Jas. McFarlane
Alex. McGregor
David Scott
John Sharp

Sergeant

Frank Dingwall

Gunr. Alex. Campbell. R.F.A.
Gunr. Andrew Chrystal. R.G.A.
Sgt. Peter Page. M.G.C.
L/C. Robert Russell. M.G.C.
Driver Willm. McRae. (Mt) R.A.S.C.
Driver Robert Paxton (Mt) R.A.S.C.
Driver John Wood. (Mt) R.A.S.C.
L/C. Oliver Robertson. Canad's.
Spr. James Speir. Australians
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Driver Robert Paxton (MT) R.A.S.C.

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

PTE. ROBERT G. PAXTON. Royal Army Service Corps
Robert George Paxton age 31 Private (M/341601) Motor Transport, Army Service Corps attached to the 317th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Robert was a motor mechanic in charge of the garage at the Crown Hotel in Thornton, Fife when he enlisted in Kirkcaldy in the Autumn of 1917.
Robert died of influenza in the 11th General Hospital in Genoa.
Born 1887 in Direlton, East Lothian. Son of John and Agnes (Henderson) Paxton of Torwoodlee, Galashiels and of Crossflat, St. Boswells, Roxburghshire. Husband of Christina Robertson (Watt) Paxton of Torwoodlee who he married in 1913 in Alva, Clackmannanshire.
Died on Active Service on 1 November 1918 and buried in Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy.
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