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Merseman



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Abbey St Bathans Reply with quote

UKNIWM: 53467

Abbey St Bathans is/was a sparse parish in the Lammermuirs in the north of Berwickshire. Only memorial is this plaque.

I include here a picture & exterior.

Abbey St Bathans Parish Church closed on Sunday 2nd October 2011 and taken on by some parishioners. They've tastefully floored and plastered it and redecorated. Memorials remains 'in situ'.

Building is to remain in community use.





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Merseman



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRO
PATRIA

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS
PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

2ND LIEUT JAMES M LAWSON 2ND KOSB
PTE JAMES YULE 1ST SCOTS GUARDS
PTE WILLIAM YULE 1ST KOSB
PTE RALPH DODDS 4TH KOSB

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what R.C.R. is?

Surname YULE
Firstname William
Service Number 19084
Date Death 30/11/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Duns Berwick
Other 1st Bn. formerly 7832 R.C.R.
SNWM roll THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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Merseman



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Royal Canadian Regiment?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William and James Yule were brothers.

"James Aikman Yule parents James Yule and Janet Aikman born 14feb 1874 Abbey Saint, Bathans, Berwick. He was 5653 1st bn Scots gds. On his soldiers effects it states on or about 28/10/14 but CWGC has him on 29/10/14. Also on his soldier effects (just like his brother William) states Mother Janet A and brother David.
William George Yule born 1883 Abbey St Bathans"
My thanks to Jenny Anderson for the information.

William Yule appears on the Minto war memorial whilst James also appears on the Fogo war memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LAWSON, JAMES MCKERCHER
Initials: JM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/2nd Bn
Date of Death: 1/7/1917
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of Mina Shiel (formerly Lawson), of "Woodlands," Old Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, and the late Duncan Lawson. Lived at Abbey St. Bathans, Duns.
Grave Reference: III C 4
Cemetery: Roclincourt Military Cemetery.
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Name: DODDS, RALPH
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7252
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Bn
Date of Death: 12/7/1915
Age: 21
Additional Information: Grandson of Ralph Dodds
Panel Reference: Panel 85 to 93 or 220 to 222
Memorial: Helles Memorial
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd LIEUT. JAMES M. LAWSON, 2nd K.O.S.B.
James McKercher Lawson age 23 Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at the Berwickshire High School in Duns before serving his apprenticeship in the Royal Bank of Scotland in Duns. He moved to the Head Office in Edinburgh and at the outbreak of war he enlisted as Private (S/9958) in the 14th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He landed with the battalion at Le Havre in June 1916 and at the end of the year was selected for officer training. He was commissioned in April 1917 and returned to France in June but he was killed less than two weeks later.
Born c.1894 in Ponteland, Northumberland. (Source:1901 census but I cannot trace) Son of the late Duncan McKercher Lawson (died 1902) and of Wilhelmina (Chisholm) Lawson; step-son of James Shiel, estate manager, Abbey St. Bathans, who married Wilhelmina in 1907.
Killed in Action on 1 July 1917 and buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Duns Parish War Memorial, on the Berwickshire High School memorial and on the RBS memorial in Edinburgh.


PTE. JAMES YULE, 1st SCOTS GUARDS.
James Yule age 40 Private (5653) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
In 1911 James was living with his parents at Crunklaw Farm Cottage near Fogo in Berwickshire. He may have been a reservist as he joined his battalion in France two weeks after they had landed at Le Havre in August 1914. James was killed two months later at Ypres.
Born 1874 in Abbey St. Bathans as James Aikman Yule. Son of the late James Hunter Yule (died 1911) Janet (Aikman) Yule of Caldra Farm, Fogo.
Missing in Action on 29 October 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Fogo Parish War Memorial.

and his brother

PTE. WILLIAM YULE, 1st K.O.S.B.

William Yule age 34 Private (19084) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a gardener at Minto House in Berwickshire when he enlisted as Private (7832) in the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers in 1914. He was posted to the 1st KOSB in France in 1916.
Born 1883 at Grantshouse, Abbey St. Bathans, Berwickshire as William George Yule. Son of the late James Hunter Yule (died 1911) and Janet (Aikman) Yule of Berwickshire.
Missing in Action on 30 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
Also named on the Minto Parish War Memorial.


PTE. RALPH DODDS, 4th K.O.S.B.
Ralph Dodds age 21 Private (7252) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Ralph was brought up by his grandparents Ralph and Jane Dodds and he had succeeded his grandfather as the shepherd at Shannobank, Abbey St. Bathans when he enlisted in November 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born December 1894 at Bankend in Abbey St. Bathans. Son of Helen Paton Dodds. Grandson of Ralph Dodds. (died August 1915 aged 78)
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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