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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 Killed in Action F&F 26/03/1918 Son of Robert Taylor Work & Susan Work. 1901 Census: 23 Lothian Street, Hawick. B 1899. Father's Occ: Grocers Shopman. Soldiers Effects: Father Robert Taylor W. Beaumetz-Les-Cambrai Military Cemetery No 1 Fr 0757 Plot II Row D 01/01/2014
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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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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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