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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

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The Rev. Wm. Falside, C.F.
Sgt. John Hogg D.C.M. (Distinguished Conduct Medal) M.M. (Military Medal) S.H.
Sgt. Thos. McDonald M.M. (Military Medal) Cns.
L.Cpl. John Falside, K.O.S.B.
L.Cpl. John Scott, M.F. Police
L.Cpl. Peter McRobert, K.O.S.B.
Pte. James Bell, K.O.S.B.
Pte. Thomas Elliot, K.O.S.B.
Pte. James Falside, K.O.S.B.
Pte. Walter Fletcher, C.Hrs.
Pte. Thomas Hogg, K.O.S.B.
Pte. John Francis Little, Cns.
Pte. David Jardine, Cns.
Pte. John Malcolm, K.O.S.B.
Pte. James Murray, S.Gds.
Pte. James Shaw, K.O.S.B.

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L.Cpl. Walter Anderson, K.O.S.B.
L.Cpl. Alex. G. Cameron, N.S.R.Y.
Pte. Alex. McQueen, H.G.
Janet Henry, N.A.A.F.I.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:40 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Murray Reply with quote

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Pte. James Murray, S.Gds.

(Glasgow Herald 9th June 1915)
"Official intimation has been received by Mr Ben J. Murray, shepherd, Aberlosk, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, that his son James, who was a Private in the Scots Guards, has been killed in the trenches at the Wester front. He enlisted shortly after the war broke out, and has been at the front for some months. He was a shepherd."

CWGC
MURRAY, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 11414
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Ben J. and Isobella Murray, of Farden Mollock, Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire. A Shepherd. Enlisted in Oct., 1914.

SNWM
Surname: MURRAY
Forename: James
Rank: Gdsm
Service number: 11414
Place of birth: Abington Lanark
Date of death: 16 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: SCOTS GUARDS
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S./9045 L./C. J. Hogg, Sea. Highrs.
MM Date:22 August 1916 Issue number:29719 Page number:8361

DCM Date:25 January 1918 Issue number:30495 Page number:1310
S/9045 Sjt. J. Hogg, Sea. Highrs.(Langholm).
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all the officers of his company except one had become casualties during a hostile counter-attack, which had pierced our line on both flanks, he organised the platoons near him under heavy barrage of machine-gun fire, steadied them, and issued orders whereby the line was able to hold firm and inflict heavy losses on the enemy.

The DCM award was announced in 19 October 1917 p.10865
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also the previous postings on page 1 about the Falside brothers.

The Rev. William James Falside died in Italy of pneumonia following influenza.
He had been the minister at Howgate U. F. Church in Penicuik, Mid-Lothian when he enlisted as a Private (81959) in the RAMC. He served in East and West Africa and was commissioned as a chaplain in December 1917.
(D&G Standard 16/10/1918 p.2)
He is named on the Penicuik War Memorial and, together with his two brothers, on the Eskdalemuir War Memorial.

FALSIDE, The Rev. WILLIAM JAMES.
Rank: Chaplain 4th Class
Date of Death: 07/10/1918
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Army Chaplains' Department
Cemetery: FAENZA COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. John Tully Falside, of United Free Manse, Davington, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, and the late Elizabeth Semple Falside, M.A.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photograph of William James Falside courtesy Glasgow University RoH.

http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-images/CH-4-4-2-2-073-jpg_l.jpg

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1914 – 1919

Pte. JAMES BELL, K.O.S.B
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James Bell – age 20 – Private (45934) 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James died of pneumonia in the Thomas Hope Hospital in Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Born 1898 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Thomas and Maggie (Brown) Bell, of Langshawburn, Eskdalemuir and of Boykenhopehead, Corrie Common, Lockerbie.
Died on Service on 27 April 1919 and buried in Langholm Cemetery. (CWG)


Pte. THOMAS ELLIOT, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Elliot – age 27 – Private (16859) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a ploughman at Nether Cassock, Eskdalemuir when he enlisted in November 1914. He joined the 2nd KOSB in France in April 1915 and was wounded a month later. He then served with the 1st KOSB before joining the 6th Battalion. Thomas was buried in the Tees Trench Cemetery but was re-interred in Tilloy in August 1921.
Born 1890 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Joseph and Mary (Gibson or Smith) of Foulbog Farm, Eskdalemuir.
Killed in Action on9 April 1917 and buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, France.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the earlier postings about the sons of the late Rev. John Tully Falside of the United Free Manse, Davington, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire.
The brothers are also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church in Lockerbie.

Pte. JAMES FALSIDE, K.O.S.B.
James Falside – age 19 – Private (27096) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1898 in Eskdalemuir. Youngest son of the late Rev. John Tully Falside and of his second wife Jemima Jessie (Macintosh) Falside of 33 Livingston Place, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action on 25 August 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

L.Cpl. JOHN FALSIDE, K.O.S.B.
John Cuthbert Rutherford Falside – age 19 – Lance Corporal (1460) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a trainee solicitor in Lockerbie and a member of Territorial 5th KOSB. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in early June 1915. Three weeks later he was killed.
Born 1896 in Eskdalemuir. Son of the late Rev. John Tully Falside and of his second wife Jemima Jessie (Macintosh) Falside of 33 Livingston Place, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 29 June 1915 and buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and their older brother

THE REV. Wm. FALSIDE, C.F
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William James Falside – age 35 – Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplains' Department.
William had graduated from Glasgow University and was awarded his MA in 1906. He became the minister at the Howgate United Free Church near Penicuik in Mid-Lothian in September 1911 and he enlisted from there as Private (81959) in the Royal Army Medical Corps in January 1916. He served in East and West Africa before he was commissioned as a Chaplain to the Forces in December 1917 and served in Ireland before going to Italy. He contracted influenza on the journey and died of pneumonia in the Faenza Military Hospital near Bologna.
Born 1883 in Eskdalemuir. Son of the late Rev. John Tully Falside and of his late wife Elizabeth (Semple) Falside.
Died on Service on 7 October 1918 and buried in Faenza Communal Cemetery, Italy.
Also named on the Howgate Village War Memorial, the Howgate Church Roll of Honour and on the Penicuik War Memorial, all in Mid-Lothian, and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.
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Pte. WALTER FLETCHER, C.Hrs.
Walter Fletcher – age 33 – Private (S/18630) Depot, formerly 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Walter was a shepherd at Twiglees Farm, Eskdalemuir when he enlisted in June 1915. He was posted to the 5th Camerons in France in October but just under a year later he was admitted to 11th General Hospital at Camieres and evacuated to the 2nd Western General Hospital in Stockport where he died of tuberculosis and meningitis.
Born 1883 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Walter and Janet (McWhirter) Fletcher of Twiglees, Eskdalemuir.
Died on Service on 28 September 1916 and buried in Stockport (Willow Grove) Cemetery, Cheshire.


Sgt. JOHN HOGG, D.C.M. M.M. S.H.
John Hogg, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal – age 32 – Sergeant (S/9045) 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John had been a farm servant at Twiglees and Burncleugh Farms in Eskdalemuir. He joined his battalion in France in October 1915. He was wounded in 1916 and awarded a M.M. and in the following year he was awarded a D.C.M. as S/9045 Sjt. J. Hogg, Sea. Highrs. (Langholm).
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all the officers of his company except one had become casualties during a hostile counter-attack, which had pierced our line on both flanks, he organised the platoons near him under heavy barrage of machine-gun fire, steadied them, and issued orders whereby the line was able to hold firm and inflict heavy losses on the enemy.”
Born 1885 in Eskdalemuir. Son of David and Catherine (Little) Hogg of Burncleugh, Eskdalemuir and of Boreland, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action on 22 August 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


Pte. THOMAS HOGG, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Hogg – age 22 – Private (23856) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1894 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Peter and Jane (Little) Hogg of Burncleugh, Eskdalemuir and of Stennieswaterfoot, Westerkirk, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1917 and buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, France.
Also named on the Ewes Parish War Memorial and on the Westerkirk Parish War Memorial in Bentpath village.


Pte. DAVID JARDINE, Cns.
David Jardine – age 31 – Lance Corporal (A/40512) 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
David served his apprenticeship in Islesteps, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire before he emigrated to Canada. He was working as a carpenter and was a member of the local militia, the 52nd Regiment (Prince Albert Volunteers) when he enlisted at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in December 1914. He sailed from Canada in June 1915 and was posted to his battalion in France in August 1915. David was reported wounded and missing near Courcelette.
Born 1885 Ewes, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Georgina Graham (Baird) Jardine of Davington, Eskdalemuir and of Robert Jardine of 24 Butts Street, Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 27 September 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
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Pte. JOHN FRANCIS LITTLE, Cns.
John Francis Little – age 24 – Private (892577) 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
John emigrated to Canada just before the war. He was farming at High Bluff, Manitoba when he enlisted at Winnipeg in November 1916. He contracted measles and was in hospital in Winnipeg until April when he was able to rejoin his unit. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in May 1917 and was posted to his battalion in France in September 1917. John was admitted to the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station with shrapnel wounds but died four days later.
Born 1893 in Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Jane (Henderson) Little of Clerkhill Cottage, Eskdalemuir and of Billholm, Westerkirk, Langholm. Husband of Maggie or Margaret (Armstrong) Little of 10 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh and of York Villa, Stanwix, Carlisle who he married in Carlisle in June 1917. John was granted permission to marry on 25 June 1917.
Died of Wounds on 16 November 1917 and buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Westerkirk Parish War Memorial in Bentpath village.


Pte. JOHN MALCOLM, K.O.S.B.
John Malcolm – age 20 – Private (16654) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a member of the Langholm Rugby Team and an apprentice joiner in Langholm when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed at Loos when the ammunition he was carrying was hit and exploded.
Born 1895 in Auchterderran, Fife. Son of the late Mary Nelson (Love) Malcolm and of James Malcolm of The Schoolhouse, Eskdalemuir.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1915 and buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France.


Pte. JAMES MURRAY, S.Gds.
James Murray – age 23 – Private (11414) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
James worked as a shepherd with his father. He enlisted in October 1914 and joined his battalion in France on 2 April 1915.
Part of F Company, 2 Scots Guards were surrounded and killed to a man at Festubert on 16 May, 1915. The Times of May 29th 1915, in an article written by John Buchan about Festubert, states: -
"In this part of the battle, a Company of the Scots Guards, with two officers, got too far ahead and were cut off...........when some days later we took the place we found the Guards lying on the field of honour with swathes of the enemys dead around them."
Born 1892 at Over Fingland Farm, Abington, Crawford, Lanarkshire.
Son of Isobella (Murray) Murray and of Benjamin James Murray of Minniegryle Farm, Moniaive, of Aberlosk Farm, Eskdalemuir and of Farden Mollock, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. They married in 1894 in Crawford.
Missing in Action on 16 May 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
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Sgt. THOS. McDONALD, M.M. Cns.
Thomas Fraser McDonald, Military Medal – age 38 – Lance Sergeant (687112) 72nd Battalion, (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) Canadian Infantry.
Thomas had been in Canada for 13 years and was a labourer when he enlisted at Kamloop, British Columbia in November 1915. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in October 1916 and joined his battalion in France in April 1917. He was awarded a M.M. for bravery in the field.
Born 1880 in Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late Alexander McDonald, a gamekeeper of Johnstone House, and Anne (Fraser) McDonald of Craighaugh Cottage and of the Schoolhouse, Eskdalemuir.
Thomas's sister Christina married James Malcolm (widower) the Schoolmaster at Eskdalemuir in 1914 in Edinburgh. James's son John Malcolm was killed on 25 September 1915. (See above)
Killed in Action on 2 September 1918 and buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, France.


L.Cpl. PETER McROBERT, K.O.S.B.
Peter McRobert – age 22 – Lance Corporal (23695) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Peter was a shepherd at Potburn, Ettrick, Selkirkshire when he enlisted in May 1916. He joined the 7th/8th KOSB in France in September 1916.
Born 1895 in Tundergarth, Dumfriesshire. Son of James and Jane (Armstrong) McRobert of White Knowe, Hutton and of Cowburn Cottage, Corrie, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 16 December 1917 and buried in Heudicourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Hutton & Corrie Parish War Memorial in Boreland, on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Ettrick Parish War Memorial.


L.Cpl. JOHN SCOTT, M.F. POLICE.
John Scott – age 39 – Lance Corporal (P/1750) Military Foot Police, Military Police Corps.
In 1911 John was at 4 Cinque Port Street, Rye, Sussex but was based at Seaford when he enlisted in June 1915 and he had been a Constable with with the East Sussex County Police for 15 years. He was with a number of military policemen onboard the auxiliary mine sweeper HMS Hythe when it was run down by the armed boarding steamer “Sarnia” off the coast of Gallipoli. At the time the “Hythe” was transporting troops, mainly Royal Engineers from Kent, from Mudros to Sulva Bay.
Born 1876 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Henry and Elizabeth (Johnstone) of Raeburnhead and of Whiteyett, Eskdalemuir.
Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 28 October 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


Pte. JAMES SHAW, K.O.S.B.
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James Alexander Johnstone Shaw – age 24 – Private (16857) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James enlisted in November 1914 and joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in May 1915. He was wounded in June and later contracted dysentery and was evacuated home. He was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB in France in March 1916 and after two periods in hospital, during which he also served with the 2nd KOSB, he joined the 1/5th KOSB in France after they had arrived from Palestine. James was killed in the battalion's last action of the war at Tieghem. He was re-interred at Harlebeke in June 1920.
Born 1894 in St. Mungo, Dumfriesshire. Son of Benjamin and Jane (Carruthers) Shaw of Path Head, St. Mungo, of Westerhall East Lodge, Westerkirk and of Drumlanrig Bridge, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 31 October 1918 and buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial.
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1939 - 1945


L.Cpl. WALTER ANDERSON, K.O.S.B
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Walter Anderson – age 26 – Private (3192174) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was a shepherd in the Roberton district of Selkirkshire when he enlisted at the outbreak of war.
The 6th KOSB landed on the Normandy beaches on the 15 June 1944, and fought through France, Belgium and Holland with the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division.
Walter was killed at Massbree but was re-interred in Venray in September 1946.
Born 1919 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late William Anderson and of Mrs. Anderson of Allangillfoot, Eskdalemuir and of “Greenview” Denholm, Selkirkshire.
Killed in Action on 24 December 1944 and buried in Venray War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Denholm War Memorial.


L.Cpl. ALEX. G. CAMERON, N.S.R.Y.
Alexander Galt Cameron – age 20 – Lance Corporal (7947426) Nottinghamshire Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps.
In March 1943 the NSRY were part of the 8th Armoured Brigade and were attached to the New Zealand Corps as they successfully outflanked the Mareth Line in southern Tunisia.
Born 1922 in Kelvin, Glasgow. Son of Robert Baxter Cameron and of Catherine (Desson) Cameron of Eskdalemuir.
Missing in Action on 26 March 1943 and named on the Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.


JANET HENRY, N.A.A.F.I.
Janet Henry – age 27 – died of tuberculosis at home at Mid-Raeburn, Eskdalemuir.
Born 1920 in Eskdalemuir. Daughter of Andrew Byers Henry and of Janet Marchbank (Little) Henry.
Died on 20 February 1948 and buried in Lockerbie (Dryfesdale) Cemetery, Dumfriesshire.


Pte. ALEX. MCQUEEN, H.G.
James Alexander Gelston McQueen – age 28 – Private 1st Dumfriesshire Battalion, Home Guard.
Alexander was a shepherd at Garwaldshields, Eskdalemuir. He was wounded by the accidental explosion of a grenade and died in Dumfries Infirmary.
Born 1915 in Wamphray, Dumfriesshire as James Alexander Gelston. Son of the late Margaret Gelston.
Died on Service on 28 May 1943 and buried in Lochmaben Cemetery, Dumfriesshire. (CWG)
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