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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:31 pm    Post subject: Robert Rodger Sjt GH Reply with quote

Robert Rodger Sgt 242279 5th Gordon Highlanders b Wilton, Roxburgh e Galashiels Age 26 Died of Wounds F&F 18/05/1917 Soldiers Effects: Widow: Ellen B. Husband of Helen Scott Rodger, of 9, Kirkstile, Hawick. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun Fr 0113 Plot IV Row L Grave 59
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:32 pm    Post subject: John Bell Work Pte GH Reply with quote

John Bell Work Pte S/15502 7th Gordon Highlanders b Hawick e Hawick Age 20 Killed in Action F&F 26/03/1918 Son of Robert Taylor Work & Susan Angus (nee Bell) Work. 1901 Census: 23 Lothian Street, Hawick. B 1899. Father's Occ: Grocer's Shopman. Soldiers Effects: Father Robert Taylor W. Beaumetz-Les-Cambrai Military Cemetery No 1 Fr 0757 Plot II Row D
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Frederick Shipley Sjt 141775 21st Canadian Inf (Eastern Ontario Regt) b Hawick 07/01/1889 Age 27 Died F & F 09/04/1917 Son of Mrs Jane Shipley, 2547 Garland Ave; Detroit, Michigan, USA. City Roll of Honour: 1 Argyll Cres; Occ: Machinist. Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus Fr 0523 Plot IV Row C Grave 14 EE 25-05-17 Page 3: Killed City & Hawick
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT E. GRAY.
Robert Easton Gray – age 25 - Private (17968) 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders.
Robert returned from Canada to enlist and he landed with his battalion at Bolougne in July 1915. He was wounded at the Somme in August 1916 and evacuated to hospital in Perth. At the end of the year he married his wife Jessie and returned to France. He died in the St. John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital at Etaples. (Source: D&G Standard 18/4/1917 p.2 and Medal Roll/Card)
Born 1891 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. (Source:SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)
Son of John Henderson Gray and of the late Margaret (Easton) Gray of 6 St. John Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
(Source: CWGC, D&G Standard 18/4/1917 p.2 and 1891 census)
Husband of Jessie Mary (McCartney) Gray of Douglas Bank and of Jericho Cottage, Locharbriggs, Dumfries who he married in 1916 in Dumfries.
(Source: CWGC, D&G Standard 18/4/1917 p.2 and GRoS – Marriage Register)
Died of Wounds on 12 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Locharbriggs War Memorial in Dumfries and on the Galashiels War Memorial.

Update from Derek R:
While in Hawick, Robert was employed by Messrs Wm. Watson & Sons before working at the bone mill at Low Buckholmside in Galashiels
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Highland Light Infantry
Johnston-Stewart Herbert E.H Captain
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Herbert Eustace Hathorn-Johnston-Stewart – age 34 – Captain: 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Herbert was commissioned in the Seaforth Highlanders in October 1898. He transferred to the HLI in April 1900 and was seconded to the Mounted Infantry in South Africa in October 1901. In 1911 he was a Captain with the 1st HLI in India. He was killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue, France.
(Source: London Gazette 18/10/1898 p.6056 & 7/9/1900 p.5555 & 29/10/1901 p.6983. and HLI Chronicle)
Born 1880 in Glasserton, Wigtownshire. Son of Robert Hathorn Johnston-Stewart and of Ann Murray (Maxwell) Johnston-Stewart.
Husband of Violet (Corse-Scott) Johnston-Stewart of Synton, Hawick who he married in 1912 in Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 17 May 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Glasserton Parish War Memorial and on a memorial in Glasserton Parish Church in Wigtownshire.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HUNTER, GEC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6762
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), "B" Coy, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 24/8/1916
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Elizabeth Hunter, of Rosebank, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: A 41
Cemetery: Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval

Wigtownshire Free Press (7/9/1916): Mr James Hunter, postmaster Hawick, formerly of Newton Stewart, has received intimation that his eldest son, Sapper George EC Hunter, has been killed in action.

Also named on Penninghame, Newton Stewart, War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Argyll and Sutherland and Sutherland Highlanders list is
MURRAY, WALTER, Private.

He is named on the Langholm War Memorial as:
WALTER BEATTIE, ARGYLE & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS.

Walter Murray (served as Beattie) – age 24 – Private (S/11141) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Walter served his apprenticeship as a printer in Langholm. He enlisted in the Scots Greys in Edinburgh in September 1914 but was posted to the Argylls and joined the 10th Battalion in France in October 1915.
Born 1893 in Hawick, Roxburghshire as Walter Murray.
In 1901 Walter M. Beattie was living with his uncle and aunt, John and Thomasina (Little) Beattie, in Langholm.
Son of John and Isabella (Little) Murray of 2 Dalkeith Place, Hawick, Roxburghshire who had married in Langholm in 1888.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Note: CWGC show his date as 1918 but all other records and local newspapers have 1917.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: James Bell Ewart Pte GH Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
James Bell Ewart Pte 3/7306 1st Gordon Highlanders b Langholm,Dumfries e Hawick Age 23 Died of Wounds F&F 20/08/1918 Son of Agnes and the late Strathern Ewart, of 17, Trinity St., Hawick, Roxburghshire. Native of Langholm. La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie Fr 0066 Plot I Row F Grave 73 Southern Reporter 31-08-16 Page 5 Hawick & Langholm


Named on the Langholm War Memorial as:
J.B. EWART, GORDON HIGHLANDERS.
James Bell Ewart – age 33 – Private (3/7306) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
James was a boot repairer when he enlisted in Hawick in November 1914. He joined his battalion in France on 2 April 1916 and was wounded on 18 August. He died two days later in the 21st Casualty Clearing Station in La Neuville.
Born 1883 in Langholm, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Strathern Ewart of 59 Caroline Street, Langholm and of Agnes (Bell) Ewart of 17 Trinity Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 20 August 1916 and buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France.
Also named on the Langholm Parish Church memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: James Jackson Pte GH Reply with quote

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James Jackson Pte 8514 1st Gordon Highlanders b Langholm,Dumfries e Langholm Age 29 Killed in Action F&F 18/11/1914 Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson. Husband of Janet Corbett (formerly Jackson), of 10, Bright St., Hawick, Roxburghshire. Ploegsteert Memorial M. R. 32 Panel 9 Dundee Courier 02-02-15 Page 5: Killed. Hawick & Langholm


James Jackson – age 29 – Private (8514) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
James was a millworker in Langholm when he enlisted in the Gordons in January 1902. He was a well-known three-quarter rugby player with the Langholm club and with the Gordons. He joined his old battalion in France in September 1914 but two months later he was killed.
(Source: Army Register of Soldiers effects, D&G Standard 2/12/1914 p.2 and Medal Roll/Card)
Born 1885 in Langholm. Son of the late William and Agnes (Benson) Jackson. Husband of Janet (Cairns) Jackson (later Mrs. Corbett) of 10 Bright Street, Hawick who he married in 1912 in Morebattle, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 18 November 1914 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
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Named on the Langholm War Memorial as:

L/Cpl. J. CORRIE, TANK CORPS.
John Corrie – age 24 – Lance Corporal (40413) “B” Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch)
The Heavy Branch of the MGC operated tanks and in July 1917 became formally The Tank Corps.
John enlisted as Private (2152) in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in May 1911, He was working as a power loom tuner at Glebe Mills in Hawick, Roxburghshire, where he played football for Hawick “Greens”, when he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion as dismounted troops at Gallipoli in October 1915. He was discharged in May 1916 as a time- expired soldier but re-enlisted in the MGC at the Heavy Branch HQ at Elevdon on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. John, and two of his crew, were killed when his tank was hit by a shell.
(Source: Hawick News 22/6/1917 p.4, Service/Pension record and SDGW)
Born 1892 in Langholm. Son of John and Ann (Clark) Corrie of 71 Caroline Street, Langholm.
Killed in Action on 7 June 1917 and buried in La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Langholm Parish Church memorial.
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