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GILBERT TWEEDIE
Gilbert Tweedie – age 41 – Lieutenant, 1st Reserve Cavalry Regiment.
Gilbert was educated at Annan Academy and served his apprenticeship to the law with the Town Clerk in Annan before going to Edinburgh to qualify as a Writer to the Signet. He returned to Annan to practice as a solicitor. He joined the 2/2nd Scottish Horse Yeomanry in August 1914 before he was commissioned from the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps to the King's Own Scottish Borderers in August 1915 and he joined the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry in March 1916. He spent some considerable time in Ireland before being posted to Cupar in Fife. He was reported missing in late March 1918 and a month later his body was found in the River Eden two miles down from Cupar.
Born 1876 in Annan. Son of the late Gilbert Tweedie and of Jane (Shortridge) Tweedie of Annan, Brother of Thomas Shortridge Tweedie of Trensano, Annan.
Died on Service on 21 April 1918 Cupar New Cemetery, Fife.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial and on the Annan War Memorial.


JOSEPH W. TWEEDIE
Joseph William Tweedie – age 28 – Corporal (17263) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Joseph had served an apprenticeship in a solicitor's office in Annan and was employed as a clerk in the town clerk's office in Kirkcaldy, Fife when he enlisted in the 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh) in October 1914. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in January 1916 but was wounded at the Somme in July and was treated at the 16th General Hospital at Camiers before being evacuated to the UK. He returned to France in March 1917 and was posted to 11th Battalion where he was promoted to Corporal in April. Joseph was killed two months later while leading a section of rifle grenades.
Born 1888 in Annan. Son of Joseph William Tweedie and Agnes Jane (Nicholson or Welsh) Tweedie of Greenlea, Annan.
Missing in Action on 6 June 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Annan War Memorial.


JOHN WARWICK
John Warwick – age 30 – Private (10080) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 John, aged 15, was a farm servant in Gretna but by 1911 he was serving as a cook with the 1st KOSB in India. The battalion was at Lucknow in August 1914 and they returned via Egypt to England in December 1914 before they sailed again and landed at Cape Helles on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. John was killed on the next day.
Born 1885 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Sarah (Milligan) Warwick of Annan.
Missing in Action on 26 April 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Annan War Memorial.
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A. BLAIR WHITE
Alexander Blair White – age 23 – Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion attached to the 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was educated at Annan Academy before he joined the Annan branch of the Bank of Scotland. Later he joined the head office of the London City and Midland Bank and he enlisted from there in 1915 as Rifleman (4707) in the 2/12th Battalion (The Rangers) of the London Regiment. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in February 1917 and was renumbered as Rifleman (417808). In July he was selected for officer training and, after a period as a cadet at Magdelen College in Cambridge, he was commissioned to the 5th KOSB in December 1917. Alexander was posted to the 7th/8th Battalion in April 1918 but was killed a few months later at Buzancy.
Born 1896 in Annan. Son of Thomas Blair White and Charlotte Alice (Pendleton) White of Northgate, Annan.
Killed in Action on 23 July 1918 and buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Annan Academy memorial, on the Annan War Memorial and on the London and City Bank Memorial at Canary Wharf, London.
In March 1914 Alexander received the Royal Humane Society's Parchment and a watch from the Carnegie Hero Trust Fund for saving a boy from drowning in the Annan and by a curious coincidence his brother, John Pendleton White, who served with the R.A.M.C. in Mesopotamia, also won the Royal Humane Society’s Parchment for also saving a boy from drowning the Annan in June 1908.


WILLIAM B. WHITE
William Blythe White – age 34 – Lance Sergeant (7669) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
William was a reservist who previously had served for some years in India. He was working at the Provost Oat Mills in Annan when he was mobilised and he landed with his battalion at Boulogne on
13 August 1914, one of the first British formations to move to France as part of the original British Expeditionary Force and one of the first into action.
Born c.1880 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of the late David Blythe White and of the late Creilia (Brady) White. Husband of Annie (McEwen) White (from 1916 Mrs Robert Nelson) who he married in 1912 in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 14 December 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Annan War Memorial.
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