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HENDERSON, THOMAS JAMES.
Rank:Private
Service No:14327560
Date of Death:18/09/1944
Age:20
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Grave Reference1. B. 20.
Cemetery ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
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Son of David and Violet May Henderson, of Eyemouth, Berwickshire.

Killed on the 2nd day of the Battle of Arnhem.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I have ever seen this on a memorial before but between Adam's photos in 2007 and Anne's in 2008 a named was added to the 1939 -1945 Officers section - LT. JOHN SPOUSE, CAN.ENGR.

However John, born in Eyemouth in 1871, died in France on 21 July 1918.

Update - his name was unveiled on 21 July 2008 - 90 years to the day!
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SEAMAN ROBERT ANGUS. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
Robert Angus – age 24 – Trimmer (2906TS) H.M. Trawler Agnes and Janet, Royal Naval Reserve.
Robert enlisted in April 1915 and served on the “Agnes & Janet” a hired drifter which was in service from April 1915 as a net layer and as a hospital vessel. Robert died of tuberculosis in the R.N. Hospital at Chatham, Medway, Kent.
Born 1891 in Eyemouth as Robert Johnston Angus. Son of James and Ellen (Martin) Angus of Chapel Terrace, Eyemouth.
Died on Active Service on 14 November 1916 and buried in Eyemouth Cemetery. (CWG)


PRIVATE JOHN ARMSTRONG. R.H.
John Armstrong – age 27 – Private (S/3384) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
John had served his apprenticeship as a baker in Eyemouth and he was working in Fife when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in France in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1886 in Eyemouth as John Currie Armstrong. Son of the late Jane (Currie) Armstrong (died 1913) and of Richard Armstrong of High Street, Eyemouth.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Eyemouth Parish Church Roll of Honour.

and his brother

PRIVATE RICHARD ARMSTRONG. N.FUS.
Richard Armstrong – age 24 – Private (20/1215) 20th (1st Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Richard was employed at the colliery at Grange Villa in County Durham when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion in France in January 1916 and he had been at the Front for only a few weeks when he was killed.
Born 1892 in Eyemouth. Son of the late Jane (Currie) Armstrong (died 1913) and of the late Richard Armstrong (died December 1915) of High Street, Eyemouth.
Killed in Action on 30 January 1916 and buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France.
Also named on the Eyemouth Parish Church Roll of Honour.
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PRIVATE JOHN BLACKIE. K.O.S.B.
John Blackie – age 23 – Private (40098) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a fisherman before he enlisted in January 1917.
Born 1894 in Eyemouth as John Dougal Blackie. Son of George Nisbet Blackie and of Mary (Dougal) Blackie of 23 High Street, Eyemouth.
Missing in Action on 8 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Eyemouth Congregational Church memorial.


PRIVATE THOMAS BOLTON. K.O.S.B.
Thomas Bolton – age 29 – Private (25590) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a farm servant at Linthill Farm, Eyemouth when he enlisted. He was posted to the 1st KOSB in France and then to the 6th KOSB before joining the 7th/8th KOSB. Thomas was buried at Culchy-le-Chateau but was re-interred in July 1919.
Born 1887 at Cleughhead, Fogo, Berwickshire. Son of Isabella Bolton of Linthill Farm, Eyemouth.
Killed in Action on 23 July 1918 and buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Eyemouth Parish Church Roll of Honour.


PRIVATE JAMES BORTHWICK. A.I.F.
James Lough Borthwick – age 31 – Private (2375) 51st Battalion, Australian Infantry.
James had been a booking clerk at Ayton Station for the North British Railway Company before moving to Berwick railway station and then to Eyemouth. He went on to the Auditor's Office in Edinburgh before he emigrated and took up a position on the staff of the Chief Traffic Manager of the Western Australia Government Railway. He was living at 42 Edward Street, East Perth, Western Australia when he enlisted in March 1916 and he sailed from Freemantle in September, arriving in England in November and joining his battalion in France in January 1917. James was fatally wounded in April and died in the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station
Born 1885 in Eyemouth. Son of John and Catherine (Lough) Borthwick of 27A, Albert Road, Eyemouth.
Died of Wounds on 3 April 1917 and buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France.
Also named on the St John's United Free Church memorial in Eyemouth.
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PRIVATE JAMES BURGON. K.O.S.B.
James Burgon – age 40 – Sapper (WR/355322) Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers.
James was a fisherman in Eyemouth when he enlisted as Private (15340) in the 7th King's Own Scottish Borderers in September 1914. However he was found to be “unlikely to make an efficient soldier” and he was discharged. He was living with his family at Chapel Street in Berwick-upon-Tweed when he enlisted as Sapper (228745) in the Inland Water Transport section of the Royal Engineers in January 1917. James was posted to Mesopotamia in December 1917 but he was reported to have drowned while enroute.
Born 1878 in Eyemouth. Son of the late George Burgon (died 1910) and of the late Elizabeth (Grant) Burgon (died 1897) Husband of Elizabeth (Pearson) Burgon of Chapel Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed who he married in 1910 in Berwick.
Died on Active Service on 26 February 1918 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Also named on the Berwick-upon-Tweed War Memorial.


PRIVATE JOHN BURGON. S.GDS.
John Burgon – age 22 – Private (13916) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
John had been employed as a fish curer in Eyemouth before the family moved to Berwick-upon-Tweed after 1911. He was living with his married sister and had been employed by Robson's in Daltry Street, Hull for about three years when he enlisted in May 1915. John had been in France for six weeks when he was killed.
Born 1894 in Eyemouth. Son of the late Margaret Alice (Black) Burgon (died 1909 in Eyemouth) and of John Burgon of Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed. His sister Mrs Margaret White (Burgon) Howforth of Hull was named as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Berwick-upon-Tweed War Memorial and on the Kingston-upon-Hull Roll of Honour.
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MATE JAMES ROBERT COLLIN. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
Not listed by CWGC
James Robert Collin – age 29 – Skipper (5785DA) Royal Naval Reserve.
James enlisted in April 1915. He suffered a compound fracture of his leg and was invalided out from the service from the R.N. Hospital at Chatham in May 1918. He was awarded a Silver War Badge (26601) James contracted pneumonia and he died in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Born 1888 in Eyemouth. Son of Thomas and Annie (Cribbes) Collin of Houndlaw Park, Eyemouth. Husband of Agnes (Collin) Collin of Kerr's Wynd, Eyemouth who he married in 1914 in Eyemouth.
Died on 7 November 1918 and buried in Eyemouth Cemetery.


MATE JAMES COLLIN. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
James Collin – age 28 – Second Hand (11069DA) H.M. Drifter Piscatorial II, Royal Naval Reserve.
James was a well known local footballer when he enlisted in May 1916. He was lost when the “Piscatorial II”, a hired Navy drifter which had been in service since June 1916 as net layer, disappeared off Newhaven, East Sussex. Also lost were Robert Crombie, Alexander Lough, and Alexander Collin Young (see below)
Born 1889 in Eyemouth. Son of Joseph and Jane (Johnston) Collin of Ebba House, Upper Houndlaw, Eyemouth.
Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 28 December 1917 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Also named on the Eyemouth Congregational Church memorial.


SEAMAN JAMES COLLIN. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
James Collin – age 21 – Deck Hand (10993DA) H.M. Trawler T. W. Mould, Royal Naval Reserve.
James enlisted in April 1916. He was lost when the trawler “T. W. MOULD” hit a mine 30 miles off Tynemouth.
Born 1897 in Eyemouth. Son of James and Maggie (Mackay) Collin of 2 Chapel Terrace, Eyemouth.
Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 1 December 1918 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Also named on the Eyemouth Congregational Church memorial.
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SEAMAN PETER COLLIN. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
Peter Collin – age 24 – Deck Hand (13492DA) H.M. Drifter Isabel Colven, Royal Naval Reserve.
Peter enlisted for Home Defence duties in 1914 and had served at Grimsby where he joined the navy in November 1916. He was serving on the “Isobel Colven”, a hired motor drifter which was a boom defence vessel when he was found drowned in the Royal Dock, Grimsby.
Born December 1893 in Eyemouth. Son of Richard and Agnes (Nisbet) of 2 Marine Parade, Eyemouth.
Died on Active Service on 5 June 1918 and buried in Eyemouth Cemetery. (CWG)


PRIVATE ROBERT COLLIN. E.KENT.
Robert Collin – age 35 – Private (G/14102) 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Robert was educated at the Berwickshire High School in Duns and became a pupil/teacher in Eyemouth. In 1901 Robert's family were in Sunderland, County Durham where he was a pupil/teacher at Redby School. He entered the Armstrong Teacher Training College in Newcastle and gained his degree from Durham University. In 1911 he was a school teacher boarding at 80 Monday Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. He enlisted from there under the Derby Scheme in November 1915 and he was mobilised in March 1917 as Private (43926) in the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was posted as Private (204161) to the 5th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment in France in March 1918 and then transferred to The Buffs but he was killed four days later.
Born 1883 in Eyemouth. Son of Thomas Collin, Harbourmaster, and of Isabella (Dougal) Colin of 3 Paxton Terrace Eyemouth.
The family had returned to Eyemouth by 1905.
Missing in Action on 21 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
Also named on the Eyemouth Congregational Church memorial, on the Berwickshire High School memorial, on the Durham University Roll of Honour and on the Westgate Hill County School memorial in Newcastle-on-Tyne.


SKIPPER WILLIAM COLLIN. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
William Collin – age 38 – Skipper (1420WSA) H.M. Drifter Christina Craig, Royal Naval Reserve.
William and his Mate, Robert Cowe (see below), were joint owners of the “Christina Craig” which had been named for Robert's wife. The “Christina Craig” a hired Navy drifter had been in service since April 1915 as a net layer when she was attacked and sunk by German destroyers in Dover Straits. Robert, together with cousins Andrew and William Young (see below), were also lost.
Born 1879 in Eyemouth. Son of the late Robert Collin (died 1902) and of Helen (Maltman) Collin of Houndlaw Park, Eyemouth. Husband of Margaret Swanston (Craig) Collin of Gowanlea, Eyemouth who he married in 1908 in Eyemouth.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 15 February 1918 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
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PRIVATE WILLIAM COOPER. CAN.F.
SEE WILLIAM WINDRAM below


SEAMAN GEORGE CORMACK. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
Not listed by CWGC.
George Craig Cormack – age 28 – Seaman (8992A) Royal Naval Reserve.
George enlisted in May 1916 but he was discharged from the service at HMS Gunner, the Naval Base at Granton near Edinburgh in October 1916 as “no longer required”. He died nine days later from meningitis at the Manderston Auxiliary Hospital in Coldingham, Berwickshire.
Born 1887 in Banff as George Cormack. Son of William and Mary (Craig) Cormack of 38 Church Street, Eyemouth.
Died on 14 October 1916 and buried in Eyemouth Cemetery.
A hospital was established overlooking Coldingham Sands at the house called 'The Mount' and was called Manderston Auxiliary Hospital. (Source: Canmore)


PRIVATE PETER COWE. R.S.
Peter Cowe – age 34 – Private (40892) 17th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Peter served his apprenticeship as a draper in Eyemouth and he and his wife were employed in the drapery business when they married in Haddington, East Lothian in 1913 . He enlisted as Private (2284) in the Royal Scots and was transferred to the HLI in France.
Born 1883 in Eyemouth as Peter Nisbet Cowe. Son of William and Jeanie (Nisbet) Cowe of Eyemouth. Husband of Christina Stewart (Thomson) Cowe of 11 Newton Port, Haddington, East Lothian who he married in 1913 in Haddington.
Killed in Action on 18 November 1916 and buried in New Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France.
Also named on the St John's United Free Church memorial in Eyemouth.


MATE ROBERT COWE. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
Robert Cowe – age 48 – Second Hand (1582SA) H.M. Drifter Christina Craig, Royal Naval Reserve.
Robert and his Skipper, William Collin, (see above) were joint owners of the “Christina Craig” which had been named for Robert's wife. The “Christina Craig” a hired Navy drifter had been in service since April 1915 as a net layer when she was attacked and sunk by German destroyers in Dover Straits. William, together with cousins Andrew and William Young (see below), were also lost. (Source: BN 26/2/1918 p.7 and Service record)
Born 1869 in Eyemouth. Son of the late Andrew Cowe (died 1881) and of the late Isabella (Rae) Cowe (died 1911) formerly of Home Street, Eyemouth. Husband of Christina (Craig) Cowe of Gowanlea, Albert Road, Eyemouth who he married in 1898 in Eyemouth.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 15 February 1918 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Also named on the Eyemouth Congregational Church memorial.
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MATE GEORGE CRAIG. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
George Craig – age 50 – Second Hand (12515DA) H.M. Drifter Clover Bank, Royal Naval Reserve
George enlisted in October 1916 and served on the drifter “Twilight” before he joined the “Clover Bank”, a hired Navy drifter, when it came into service as net layer in May 1917. Together with the “Christina Craig” she was attacked and sunk by German destroyers in Dover Straits.
Born 1867 in Eyemouth. Son of the late Christina (Anderson) Craig (died 1905) and of George Craig of Eyemouth. Husband of Jane (Stott) Craig of 2 Spiers Place, Eyemouth who he married in 1886 in Eyemouth.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 15 February 1918 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.


CORPL. GEORGE CRAIG. K.O.S.B.
George Craig – age 25 – Corporal (200832) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
George was living in Grimsby, Lincolnshire when he returned to enlist and as Private (7435) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. Later he served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was killed.
Born 1891 in Eyemouth. Son of Robert Craig and of his second wife the late Janet (Henderson) Craig (died 1898) and step-son of Elizabeth (Patterson) Craig of 2 George Wynd, Eyemouth who married Robert in 1899.
Killed in Action on 13 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Eyemouth Congregational Church memorial.

and his brother

L.CORPL. ROBERT CRAIG. K.O.S.B.

Robert Craig – age 36 – Lance Corporal (7526) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had previously served with the Seaforth Highlanders for 8 years in Egypt and India. He enlisted in the KOSB in September 1914 and joined his battalion in France in December. He was fatally wounded in April 1915 and died ten days later in hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1879 in Eyemouth. Son of Robert Craig of 2 George Wynd, Eyemouth and of his first wife the late Agnes (Collin) Craig (died 1883)
Died of Wounds on 4 May 1915 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Eyemouth Congregational Church memorial.
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SEAMAN ROBERT CROMBIE. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
Robert Crombie – age 18 – Deck Hand (11066DA) H.M. Drifter Piscatorial II, Royal Naval Reserve.
Robert was an apprentice hairdresser in Eyemouth when he enlisted. He was lost when the “Piscatorial II”, a hired Navy drifter which had been in service since June 1916 as a net layer, disappeared off Newhaven, East Sussex.
Also lost were James Collin (see above) and Alexander Lough and Alexander Collin Young (see below)
Born 1899 in Eyemouth. Son of George and Annie (Moon) Crombie of Mason's Wynd, Eyemouth.
Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 28 December 1917 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.


PRIVATE WILLIAM CROMBIE. S.H.
William Crombie – age 33 – Private (266508) 1/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
William served his apprenticeship as a blacksmith but was a fisherman living at Gillies Wynd in Eyemouth when he enlisted as Private (3694) in the 1/6th Seaforths.
Born 1884 in New Row, Eyemouth. Son of Elizabeth Crombie.
Grandson of William (died 1881) and Margaret (Dougal) Crombie (died 1910) of Gillies Wynd, Eyemouth.
His aunt Mrs Alice (Crombie) Burgon was named as his legatee.
Died of Wounds on 30 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

William's mother Elizabeth Crombie married Alexander Smith Brown in 1889 in Eyemouth and by 1891 they were living in Cellerdyke, Kilrenny, Fife. Their first born Alexander (b.1890 in Kilrenny) serving as Deck Hand (6851DA) Alexander Smith Brown on H.M. Mine Sweeper “Blackmorevale” was killed by a mine explosion off Montrose on 1 May 1918. He was the husband of Ethel Amanda (Betmeade) Brown of Little Coats, Grimsby, Lincolnshire who he had married in 1916 in Grimsby.


SEAMAN WALTER R. DAVIDSON. R.N.DIV.
Walter Robertson Davidson – age 19 – Able Seaman (Clyde Z/417) Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Walter was employed by the North British Railway Company at Tay Bridge Station when he enlisted in September 1914 and he joined his battalion November 1914. They landed at Gallipoli in April 1915.
Born 1896 in Edinburgh. Son of James (a Railway Guard) and of Isabella (Nisbet) of 29 Rosefield Street, Dundee who had married in 1893 in Eyemouth.
Missing in Action on 6 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Eyemouth Parish Church Roll of Honour and on the Dundee Roll of Honour.
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CORPL. GEORGE LEITH DOUGAL. K.O.S.B.
George Leith Dougal – age 24 – Lance Corporal (200254) 1/4th Border Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was a cooper in his father's fish curing business in Eyemouth and was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB. He was mobilised in August 1914 and as Private (4390) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was wounded in July and evacuated to hospital in Cairo. Later he served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1893 in Eyemouth. Son of David and Elizabeth (Leith) Dougal of North Burn, Eyemouth.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the St John's United Free Church memorial in Eyemouth.


MATE JOHN DOUGAL. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
John Dougal – age 54 – Skipper, H.M. Drifter Isabel Colven, Mercantile Marine Reserve.
John of High Street, Eyemouth was the skipper of the “Isobel Colven” a hired motor drifter which was in service from February 1915 as a patrol boat. He was on leave at Grimsby, Lincolnshire when he did not return to his boat in November 1915. It was suspected that he had fallen into the harbour and drowned. Robert's body was recovered in February 1916 and returned to Eyemouth for burial.
Born 1861 in Eyemouth. Son of the late Joseph Doigal (died 1885) and of the late Margaret (Collin) Dougal (died 1901) of High Street, Eyemouth.
Died on Service on 11 November 1915 and buried in Eyemouth Cemetery. (CWG)


PRIVATE THOMAS ARTHUR DOUGALL. R.S.
Thomas Arthur Dougall – age 29 – Private (3602) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
“Arthur” was educated at Dunbar High School before serving his apprenticeship in the Commercial Bank of Scotland in Ayton, Berwickshire and after four years there he transferred to London. In 1911 he was living at Finsbury Park and he had been with the bank for nine years and was living at 62 Lombard Street when he enlisted in July 1915. He joined his battalion in France in February 1916 but he was wounded in July and died five days later in the 10th General Hospital in Rouen.
Born 1887 in Eyemouth. Son of David and Jessie (McArthur) Dougall of Eye View, Eyemouth.
Died of Wounds on 27 July 1916 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
Also named on the St John's United Free Church memorial in Eyemouth and on the Commercial Bank of Scotland memorial in Edinburgh.
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PRIVATE WILLIAM EMSLIE. K.O.S.B.
William Emslie – age 21 – Private (7387) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was employed as a baker's van-man in Duns, Berwickshire 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 1894 in Eyemouth. Son of Charles and Margaret (Brodie) Emslie of Bursa Court, Church Street, Eyemouth.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PRIVATE ALEXANDER FAIRBAIRN. K.O.S.B.
Alexander Fairbairn – age 21 – Private (13070) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was living in Edinburgh when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1894 in Eyemouth. Son of Thomas and Katie or Catherine (Waddell) Fairbairn of 52 Causwayside, Edinburgh who had married in 1893 in Eyemouth.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the St John's United Free Church memorial in Eyemouth.


PRIVATE JOSEPH GIBSON. K.O.S.B.
Joseph Gibson – age 47 – Private (21510) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Joseph served his apprenticeship as a baker with his father in Eyemouth and by 1891 he was working in Edinburgh. He married there in 1899 and two years later he and his wife were in St Andrews in Fife but they had returned to Edinburgh when he enlisted. Joseph joined the 7th KOSB in France in December 1915 but he was killed a year later on the Somme.
Born 1869 in Eyemouth. Son of the late Alexander Gibson (died 1913) and of the late Esther (Fisher) Gibson (died 1916) of Eyemouth. Husband of Christina Clapperton (Kerr) Gibson of 81 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh who he married in 1899 in Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 25 December 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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PRIVATE ROBERT GILLIE. S.H.
Robert Gillie – age 28 – Private (266511) 1/4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Robert was a fisherman when he enlisted in September 1915 and as Private (3698) he joined the 1/6th Seaforths in France. At some point he was transferred to the 1/4th Battalion.
Born 1888 in Eyemouth. Son of the late Robert Gillie (died 1908) and of Catherine or Kate (Givens) Gillie of Fowler's Court, Eyemouth.
Missing in Action on 24 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Eyemouth Parish Church Roll of Honour.


PRIVATE GEORGE JOHNSTON. K.O.S.B.
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George Johnston – age 26 – Lance Corporal (23390) 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
In 1911 George was a shipyard labourer in Wallsend, Northumberland, living with his married sister Margaret Aitchison and her family. He married that year in Sunderland, County Durham and enlisted from there in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in September 1915
Born 1888 in Eyemouth. Son of the late Alexander Johnston (died 1889) and of Elizabeth (Windram) Johnston of Eyemouth. Husband of Eleanor (Alcock) Johnston of 48 Gosforth Road, Monkwearmouth, Roker, Sunderland who he married in 1911 in Sunderland.
Killed in Action on 16 September 1916 and buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, France.
Also named on the Sunderland Roll of Honour.
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SEAMAN ALEXANDER LOUGH. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. T.S.
Alexander Lough – age 25 – Leading Deck Hand (11071DA) H.M. Drifter Piscatorial II, Royal Naval Reserve.
Alexander was a fisherman on the “Daisy Primula” when he enlisted in May 1916. He was lost when the “Piscatorial II”, a hired Navy drifter which had been in service since June 1916 as a net layer, disappeared off Newhaven, East Sussex. Also lost were James Collin, Robert Crombie (see above) and Alexander Collin Young (see below)
Born 1891 in Eyemouth. Son of Alexander and Annie (Nisbet) Lough of Houndlaw Park, Eyemouth.
Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 28 December 1917 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Also named on the Eyemouth Congregational Church memorial.


PRIVATE ROBERT RAE LOUGH. K.O.S.B.
Robert Lough – age 24 – Private (200822) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Although fisherfolk from Eyemouth the family were working at the Bleachfield Paper Mill in Ayton, Berwickshire when war was declared and Robert as Private (7411) and his younger brother James (7410) enlisted in November 1914. While James landed with the battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 it was early 1916 before Robert joined the battalion in Egypt. They both served in Palestine where Robert was killed at Gaza.
Born 1894 in Eyemouth. Son of George and Jane (Rae) Lough of High Street, Ayton.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Ayton Parish War Memorial as Robert Lough.


PRIVATE THOMAS F. LOUGH. K.O.S.B.
Thomas Fisher Lough – age 20 – Lance Corporal (16702) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was employed by a butcher in Eyemouth when he enlisted in November 1914. He joined his battalion in France in April 1915.
Born 1896 at Marine Parade in Eyemouth as Thomas Fisher.
Son of Annie (Fisher) Lough and step-son of William Lough of Eyemouth Mill Cottage who married in 1904 in Eyemouth.
Missing in Action on 8 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Eyemouth Parish Church Roll of Honour and on the Eyemouth Congregational Church memorial.


L.CORPL. WILLIAM LOUGH. K.O.S.B.
William Waddell Lough – age 21 – Private (200753) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a van-man for a fish curer in Eyemouth when he enlisted. He joined his battalion as Private (7262) in Egypt and served in Palestine. He was wounded in mid-November 1917 and was evacuated to the 45th Stationary Hospital in Kantara, Egypt but he died there.
Born 1895 in Eyemouth. Son of John and Jane (Ritchie) Lough of Chapel Terrace, Eyemouth.
Died of Wounds on 2 December 1917 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the St John's United Free Church memorial in Eyemouth.
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