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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject: Bonchester Bridge & Hobkirk Reply with quote

Bonchester Bridge & Hobkirk

OS map ref NT584122
UKNIWM Ref: 5657

The Bonchester Bridge War Memorial is a stone pillar surmounted by a Celtic Cross and is inscribed with the names of the 21 men of Rulewater who fell in the Great War and 4 in the Second World War.
It was unveiled in May, 1921.




RANK FORENAME SURNAME REGIMENT
Pte John Duff Anderson Scottish Rifles
Pte James Inglis Anderson Royal Scots
Cpl James Baptie Royal Scots
Pte James Bell KOSB
Pte William Bell Black Watch
Pte David Brockie Canadians
Pte John Burnett Seaforth Highlanders
Pte Robert Davidson KOSB
Lt Alex Shiels Elliot HLI
Pte John Gladstone Canadians
Pte William Grieve KOSB
Pte William Smith Heatley Canadians
Pte George Jackson KOSB
Pte Peter Minto KOSB
Pte Alex Ponton KOSB
Pte William James Purvis Black Watch
Pte Peter Smith Australians
Captain Charles Henry Murray St.Clair Seaforth Highlanders
Pte James Telfer KOSB
Pte George Telfer KOSB
Trooper Robert Wilson Scots Greys


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The names of James Anderson, Royal Scots and John Anderson Scottish Rifles appear on the memorial.

If anyone can through any light onto these two men I'd be delighted to hear as I have had great difficulty in tracing their respective histories.
At some level, either in the local press, War Office or War Graves Commission, some information has become mixed and I'm attempting to set the record straight for them both.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This says it all:



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Private no. 40784, 2nd Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
Buried Roye New British Cemetery, France. Died of wounds 26/3/18 aged 33.
Married to Agnes, Braidhaugh, Bonchester and was employed on Wolflee Estate. Second son of James and Mary Anderson, 8 Earl Street, Hawick and the second to die, his brother William dying of wounds in April 1915, though only William is commemorated on the Hawick Roll of Honour.

Name: ANDERSON
Initials: J D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 26/03/1918
Service No: 40784
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 8.
Cemetery: ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
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Anderson, James Inglis.
Private no. 24775, 17th Bn. Royal Scots.
Buried Le Treport Military Cemetery, France. Died at the 16th General Hospital, France, of bronchial pneumonia 16/5/16 aged 20, and his burial service was conducted by the Reverend H. Arnott of that hospital. Son of John and Isabella Anderson, shepherd, 5 Melgund Place, Hawick.
James had worked as a farm servant at Southfield before enlisting. He is also commemorated on the Hawick Roll of Honour.
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Name: BAPTIE
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/03/1918
Service No: 20815
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N. E. corner.
Cemetery: SIN-LE-NOBLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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Name: BELL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 48
Date of Death: 07/03/1916
Service No: 21016
Additional information: Son of the late Alexander and Jane Bell, of Rutherford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 7.
Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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Name: BELL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Service No: 292733
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 6.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
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Name: BROCKIE
Initials: D
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
Unit Text: 29th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/11/1915
Service No: 75230
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 193.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD)
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Name: BURNETT
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 12/10/1916
Service No: S/7848
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. J. 3.
Cemetery: WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
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Name: DAVIDSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 6815
Additional information: Son of Catherine Davidson, of 2, Weensland Terrace, Hawick, and the late Matt Davidson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
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Name: ELLIOT, ALEXANDER SHIELS
Initials: A S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: attd. 8th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 28/06/1915
Additional information: Son of William Elliot, of Muirglen, Lanark.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 173 to 177.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
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Name: GLADSTONE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Unit Text: 50th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 26/10/1917
Service No: 808937
Additional information: Husband of Annie Gladstone, of Blackadder West, Edrom, Berwickshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 24 - 28 - 30.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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