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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:50 pm    Post subject: Lilliesleaf Reply with quote

Lilliesleaf War Memorial
Located in the main street in Lilliesleaf on a raised elevation just past the Plough Inn.

The memorial lists the names of 26 men who fell and was unveiled in July, 1921, after 250 was raised by public subscription. It stands 13 ft high and is constructed of Doddington stone to the design of J.P.Alison of Hawick.

OS ref NT 534 251


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KOSB panel:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other Regiments:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And sadly listed under the KOSB is the name of this man, Sydney Cairns.
Despite all efforts I cannot find him listed in any casualty reports etc. It is as if he never existed:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




I thought I might include the CWGC details here of this man, George Beattie, who I came across listed on my local memorial at Giffnock, near Glasgow.
Name: BEATTIE, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of George and Jessie Beattie, of Elwyn Cottage, Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

You can see more information on George Beattie here (although note the Scotsman obituary stated that he originally came from Dumfries):
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=7741#7741
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed the following man the War Memorial and is buried in Stirling (Ballengeich) Cemetery.

Name: BELL, WILLIAM
Initials: W W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 03/03/1915
Service No: 7014
Additional information: Son of John and Ellen Bell, of Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: EF. 26.
Cemetery: STIRLING (BALLENGEICH) CEMETERY

See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=448&mforum=scottishwargraves

The inscription on the stone reads as follows:

"In loving memory of WILLIAM W. BELL, K.O.S.B. of Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire
Died at Kildean Hospital 3rd March 1915 aged 19 years
Joint tribute by Officers, N.C.O.s and men of C Coy., his family,
fellow members of U. F. Church and friends in Lilliesleaf"


Kildean is an area of Stirling but I'm not aware of any hospitals there. I wonder why he wasn't taken home for burial? Perhaps his family had moved to Stirling?

Anne


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne,
The 1/4th Bn.KOSB was based at Cambusbarron outside Stirling until May 1915.
Why William was buried in Stirling and not returned home I don't know but this isn't unusual.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ARMSTRONG, ROBERT McVITTIE
Initials: R M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 07/11/1917
Service No: S/15007
Additional information: Son of Agnes Armstrong, of 71, High St., Jedburgh, Roxburghshire and the late John Armstrong.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 6.
Cemetery: ZUYDCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BALLANTYNE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 17/08/1917
Service No: 37716
Additional information: Son of Edward and Beatrice Helen Ballantyne, of Clerklands, Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 1.
Cemetery: BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BELL
Initials: W W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 03/03/1915
Service No: 7014
Additional information: Son of John and Ellen Bell, of Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: EF. 26.
Cemetery: STIRLING (BALLENGEICH) CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BIRRELL, ANDREW SMITH
Initials: A S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Kate Birrell, of Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire; husband of Katherine Hutton Young Wright Birrell, of 199, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. B. 21.
Cemetery: TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES
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Name: BORTHWICK, ARTHUR POLLOK SYM
Initials: A P S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
Unit Text: 58th Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 15/04/1918
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes Borthwick, of Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire; husband of Caroline Borthwick, of 60, Bank Rd., Bootle, Liverpool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Officers, B. 1. 9.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sydney Cairns - sadly no trace

Nil trace on the CWGC website.
Nil trace on SDGW.
Nil trace on SNWM.
There are no deaths in Scotland at all recorded for a Sydney Cairns - so did he survive the war and then moved country?

Who was he and what was his fate?
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Name: COCHRANE, JOSEPH SWINTON
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 14/10/1916
Service No: 10025
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of David and Catherine Cochrane, of Linthill, Lilliesleaf Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. G. 29.
Cemetery: DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
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Name: DEANS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 7030
Additional information: Son of David Deans, of Greenknowe, Gordon, Berwickshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
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