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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:06 am    Post subject: Donald Hamilton MacGregor GH Reply with quote

Donald Hamilton MacGregor 2nd Lt 1st Gordon Highlanders D Coy b Cavers, Roxburgh. 24/06/1891 Age 26 Killed in Action F & F 23/08/1918 Son of Donald MacGregor MD MA & Jessie Hamilton Mundell MacGregor. D'Abbies Tower, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Educated George Watson's College. 1901 Census: Springmount. Jedburgh. 1911 Census Canada: Bank of Montreal: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Officers Book page 166. Will Probate Date: 13 Oct. 1924. Railway Cuttings Cemetery, Courcelles-Le-Comte Fr 0618 Row A Grave 07 Jedburgh.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:08 am    Post subject: Ian Forbes MacKay GH Reply with quote

Ian Forbes MacKay Capt 8th Gordon Highlanders b Edinburgh Age 41 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/1915 3rd surv. Son of the late Col. Forbes MacKay & Mabel Imes. Husband of Esther Corse-Scott, Sinton. B 1884. Educated George Watson's College. Officers Book page 166. Roll of Honour: Vol II Page 213. Medal Card: St Martins, Esher, Surrey. Roll of Honour Vol II Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 EE 02-10-15 Page 2: Killed.
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John Martin Capt MC 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders A Coy b Edinburgh 28/11/1888 Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 09/04/1917 Son of James & Euphemia Carrick Barclay Martin, 13 Frobes Rd Edinburgh. Educated George Watson's College & Malvern College & Edinburgh University. Officers Book page 166. MC Details : London Gazette 13-2-3-1917. Father Solicitor Supreme Court. Probate Will Date 13 Mar 1918. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez Fr 0924 Plot XVII Row J Grave 48
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:12 am    Post subject: Page 2 in search Reply with quote

I can't managed to view the second page...is it me?
So at this time I can't finish the info....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Oliphant Mackellar

Commonwealth War Graves Commission/Scottish National War Memorial:
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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn., Commanding 4th (Pahang) Bn. Federated Malay States Volunteer Force
Awards: M.C. and Bar, Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Rev. Duncan Campbell Mackellar and Mary MacLaren Mackellar nee Oliphant. Born Stirlingshire
Date of Death: 12th March 1945
Age: 50
Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Commemorated:
Denny Town Mem (WW2), Denny Cemetery Mem. (WW2), George Watson’s College Memorial, Family Gravestone in Denny Cemetery

MIC:
James Oliphant Mackellar, Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Lieutenenant/Acting Captain
Theatre of War first served in: France. 25.08.1915
Address: C/O Messrs Cox & Co., 50 Pall Mall/16 Charing Cross, SW1.

1901 Census, living at Broompark Manse, Denny
Father: Duncan C. Mackellar, age 40, Minister, Broompark Church, born Glasgow
Mother: Mary M. Mackellar, age 37, born Denny
James O. Mackellar, age 6, born Denny
Sisters: Mary S. Mackellar, age 10, Scholar, born Denny
Annie C. Mackellar, age 7, Scholar, born Denny

Edinburgh Gazette, Issue 13120, 30th July 1917
Lt. (acting Captain) James Oliphant Mackellar, M.C., Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great skill in handling his company in an attack on enemy trenches, capturing a large section od trench, and killing and capturing many of the enemy. He personally supervised the work of establishing string posts, which was successfully accomplished under heavt enfilade fire from hostile machine guns, and his coolness and energy were most marked. (M.C. Gazetted June 4th, 1917)

Falkirk Herald, 4th July 1917, ‘Denny Weekly Jottings’

In the recent Birthday Honours List, the name of Captain J. Oliphant Mackellar, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders appeared as having been awarded the Military Cross. Intimation is now to hand that he has received a bar to his cross.

Biography, George Watson’s College, Edinburgh
James O. Mackellar, M.C., Lieutenant-Colonel, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, only son of the late Rev. D. C. Mackellar, U.F. Church, Denny, was born on 13th November 1894 and attended Watson's from 1906 to 1914. During his last session he was Captain of the School, Captain of the 1st XV and a member of the 1st XI. His intention on leaving school was to prepare for entrance to the Indian Police, but on the outbreak of war he enlisted in the 9th Royal Scots and in December 1914 entered Sandhurst, ultimately receiving a commission in The A. & S. H. He went to France with the 2nd Battalion and gained the M.C. and Bar. Transferring to the Reserve in the early twenties, he spent most of the years between the wars abroad. Recalled to the colours in 1939, he left a tea estate in Ceylon to rejoin his old battalion, then stationed in Malaya. Later he was given command of the 4th (Pahang) Battalion, F.M.S.V.F., with which he saw service on. the Peninsula, being mentioned in dispatches. Taken prisoner he died at Nakou Patou, Thailand, in February 1945.

Family Gravestone in Denny Cemetery, see (Page 5):
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Colvend Parish WW2 Memorial in Kirkcudbrightshire as:

FLT. SGT. ALLAN K. EDGAR, R.A.F.V.R.
Allan Knowles Edgar - age 22 - Flight Sergeant (1380422) 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Allan was educated at the George Watson's College in Edinburgh from 1934 to 1939 before he returned to Argentina to enter his father's business, but in September 1939 he returned to the UK to enlist.
The family travelled regularly between Liverpool and Buenos Aires from 1925 with Allan’s last trips being in 1937 and 1939. He was a member of the Buenos Aires Cricket and Rugby Club.
Allan's Halifax bomber took off from RAF Elvington in Yorkshire for a raid on the Skoda works in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia but the aircraft caught fire and crashed in southern Germany. He was buried in Boeblingen Cemetery, Baden-Württemberg but re-interred in Durnbach in July 1948.
Born 1921 at West Derby, Lancashire. Son of Thomas Edgar, who was born in1892 at Kippford, Colvend, and of Elsie (Knowles) Edgar who married in 1918 at Prescott, Lancashire.
Killed in Action on 17 April 1943 and buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Germany.
Also named on the Memorial to the Fallen in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Buenos Aires and on the Argentine British Community Council memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Kirkcudbright War Memorial as:

LT. ALAN K. MOTHERSILL 1st Para. Sqn. RE
Alan Keith Mothersill – age 21 – Lieutenant (226306) Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers.
Alan's father became minister of St. Cuthbert's Parish church in 1927 and Alan was educated at Kirkcudbright Academy and at George Watson's College in Edinburgh from 1936 to 1939. He was studying Engineering at Edinburgh University when he enlisted in 1941 and he was commissioned in February 1942. Alan was killed, serving alongside the 2nd Parachute Battalion, in the cork forest of Tamera in north east Tunisia and he was buried there. Alan was re-interred in Tabarka in May 1944.
Born 1921 in Montreal, Canada. Son of the Revd. John Elmore Mothersill, who had served as a Chaplain in the Canadian Army in WW1, and of Eleanor Oughtred Mothersill, of St. Cuthbert's Manse, Kirkcudbright.
Killed in Action on 10 March 1943 and buried in Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Also named on the Kirkcudbright Academy Memorial, on the Old College Memorial in Edinburgh University and on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
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