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EDINBURGH, North British Railway Company, plaque (WW1)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Grdon
Rank: Private
Service No: 27293
Date of Death: 04/08/1917
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
6th Bn.
Grave Reference: G. 2.
Cemetery: HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: A Denholm, Porter Reply with quote

Alexander Wilson Denholm Private S/2382 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Leith,Midlothian 22/07/1891 e Edinburgh Age 25 Killed in Action Somme, France 01/07/1916 Son of Matthew and Alison (nee Taylor) Denholm, of 9, Ingliston St., Edinburgh. Edinburgh, North British Railway Company, plaque (WW1) : Porter. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Alison. Soldiers Will 5 Pages. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Sp. Mem. C. 24
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte David Little
Service No: 38806
Date of Death: 17/10/1918
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
15th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. E. 3.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of David and Catherine Little, of Amberfield, Burgh by Sands, Carlisle.

David had been employed as a clerk at Hawick railway station.

He is commemorated on the Burgh By Sands War Memorial.

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cumberland/BurghBySands.html
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:54 am    Post subject: Pte. Peter Taylor Reply with quote

Taylor, P. Private, Signalman

(Perth Advertiser 3rd April 1915)
"Information of the death of Gunner Peter Taylor, Royal Field Artillery, Glover Street, Craigie, has been received with much regret. Gunner Taylor, who was killed in action, was a signalman at Perth in the employment of the North British Railway Company. He was a Reservist, and resided with his mother and sisters."

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TAYLOR, P
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 59332
Date of Death: 30/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 51st Bty.
Grave Reference: La Coutre Chyd. Mem. 30.
Cemetery: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:43 am    Post subject: Pte. Walter Lewis Reply with quote

Lewis, W. Private, Clerk

(Edinburgh Evening News 6th December 1915)
"Private Walter Lewis, 1st Black Watch, has been posted as missing. Prior to the war he resided at James Street, Musselburgh, with his grandparents, and was employed with the North British Railway Company as a clerk in the engineer's office."

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LEWIS, WALTER
Rank: Private
Service No: S/10157
Date of Death: 13/10/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 78 to 83.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sapper Charles James Crooks
Service No:
WR/256930
Date of Death:
16/11/1918
Age:
23
Regiment/Service:
Royal Engineers

Railway Operating Div. formerly 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders
Grave Reference:
I. D. 16.
Cemetery:
ST. POL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. POL-SUR-TERNOISE
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Crooks, of 25, High St., Hawick.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GRIEVE, WALTER

Rank:
Corporal
Service No:
250561
Date of Death:
27/02/1918
Age:
25
Regiment/Service:
Royal Scots

"Y" Coy. 5th/6th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Panel 11 to 14 and 162.
Memorial:
TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mary Grieve, of 4, Princes St., Hawick, Roxburghshire, and the late Elliot Grieve.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOOD, JOHN TURNBULL

Rank:
Bombardier
Service No:
1260430
Date of Death:
05/04/1918
Age:
30
Regiment/Service:
Canadian Field Artillery

14th Bde.
Grave Reference:
VI. K. 1.
Cemetery:
ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI
Additional Information:
Son of Mrs. W. Robson, of Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. Native of Hawick, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm genuinely surprised to note that this boy isn't listed on the memorial as it has proved to be one of the best researched memorials I've came across so far. James is listed in a Hawick newspaper as having been employed as a "checker" with the NBR before enlisting AND his father was an engine driver at Hawick:

JAMES TURNBULL
Rank:
Private
Service No:
201054
Date of Death:
01/09/1918
Age:
20
Regiment/Service:
King's Own Scottish Borderers

"C" Coy. 1st/4th Bn.
Grave Reference:
II. D. 18.
Cemetery:
QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Turnbull, of 32, Mans field Rd., Hawick.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:11 am    Post subject: Robert Oliphant could he be the one on this memorial? Reply with quote

Can anyone look up local info for Robert Oliphant Pte S/13936 1st Gordon Highlanders b S.Leith,Midlothian e Edinburgh Age19 Killed in Action F & F 18/07/1916 Son of John and Agnes Oliphant, of 6, Patriothall, Edinburgh. 1901 Census: 42 Patriothall. Fa Occ: Electric Lamp Trimmer. Soldiers Effects: Fa: John. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

REDPATH, THOMAS

Rank:
Private
Service No:
8321
Date of Death:
16/08/1917
Age:
31
Regiment/Service:
King's Own Scottish Borderers

1st Bn.
Panel Reference:
Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial:
TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of the late Robert Redpath; husband of Annie Mitchell Red Path. of 8, Kirkstile, Hawick.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLACK, W. SIGNALMAN PTE.

Named on the Langholm War Memorial as:
W. BLACK, ROYAL SCOTS.
William Black age 24 Private (26707) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.
William was a railway signalman with the North British Railway Company in Kelty in Fife when he enlisted at Cowdenbeath, Fife in September 1915. He had previously served with the Territorial 5th KOSB before he moved to Fife. He joined his battalion in France in December 1915 and was wounded in April 1916 but was able to return to his unit.
Born 1892 in Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire. Son of Robert and Martha (Armstrong) Black of Rosevale Street and of St. Anns, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 14 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Langholm Parish Church memorial.
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THOMSON, R.D. CLERK, PTE.

Named on the Langholm War Memorial as:

R.D. THOMSON, ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS.
Robert Douglas Thomson age 21 Private (S/40953) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert had been a goods clerk at Langholm Station, Dumfriesshire and was at 289 Broad Street, Cowdenbeath, Fife when he enlisted in Dunfermline in November 1915. He was posted to the Army Reserve and, as the North British Railway Company's Goods Manager considered his work at Inverkeithing Station important, it was not until November 1917 that he was mobilised as Private (S/24216) in the Seaforth Highlanders. He was posted to the 7th Battalion in France in March 1918 but was transferred to the 10th Argylls. Robert died of his wounds while being moved to a base hospital in Rouen.
(Source: Service record and D&G Standard 24/8/1918 p.3)
Born 1897 in Langholm. Son of William and Isabella (Douglas) Thomson of 11 Charles Street (Old), Langholm.
Died of Wounds on 14 August 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
Also named on the Chalmers Church memorial in Langholm.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WATT, A. PASSENGER GUARD, PTE.

Named on the Langholm War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

A. WATT, SCOTS GREYS.
Alexander Watt age 32 Private (5157) 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Alexander was a railway guard with the North British Railway Company in Edinburgh when he married in 1913. As a reservist he was called up at outbreak of war and joined the 2nd Dragoons in France in September 1914. Latterly, his knowledge of horses meant that he was selected to work for the Blue Cross. Alexander was killed by a hand grenade in a front line trench.
Born 1882 in Langholm, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Adam Watt and of Jane (Jackson) Watt of The Douglas Hotel, Langholm. Husband of Jessie Alexander (Simpson) Watt of 30 William Street, Edinburgh who he married in 1913 in Morningside, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 27 January 1916 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Langholm Parish Church memorial.
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