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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murray wrote:
Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
I have the cdRom of the Memorial giving details of all the WW1 dead if anyone wants a look-up.

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Could you confirm that C R MURRAY is Charles Robinson Murray a science master at Kingsland School, Peebles when he enlisted?

2nd Lt. KOSB DoD 18/9/1916. Born 1883 Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Many thanks


Hi Malcolm,

I have just read this post and can confirm that there is a plaque to Charles Murray displayed in the school.



The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 24th. February, 1917.
"A brass tablet which has been placed on the wall of the hall of Kingsland Public School, Peebles, by the teachers, in memory of Second Lieutenant Charles L. (sic) Murray, who was a member of the staff, was unveiled yesterday afternoon by the Rev. Dr. Martin, in the unavoidable absence of Sir Henry Ballantyne, chairman of Peebles School Board."

I have to say the brass plaque looks absolutely first class. Well looked after. (Many thanks for the help, Ken.)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles Robinson Murray was born in 1883 at Ringford in Tongland Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of William Rock Murray and of Agnes (Caldow) Murray.
Educated at Ringford School and Kirkcudbright Academy, Charles went on to study at Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities obtaining his MA from Glasgow in 1904. He then trained as a teacher and taught first at Juniper Green in Edinburgh and then at Kingsland School, Peebles.
He enlisted as a Private (2181) in December 1914 in the Royal Scots and was Commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the KOSB in September 1915.
Charles is listed in the Rolls of Honour of Aberdeen and Glasgow Universities and on the Peebles and Tongland War Memorials. He was also named on a WW1 memorial window in the former Tarff United Free Church, near Ringford.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the men listed on the Second World War panels was buried in the local Manor Parish Churchyard after being killed in an action against E-Boats in the North Sea.

Robert Little
Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: P/JX322584
Date of Death: 25/10/1943
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.M.G.B. 607
Grave Reference: Grave 111.
Cemetery: Manor Parish Churchyard
Additional Information: Son of John C. Little and Amlie Little, of Manor.

He has been recorded on the SWGP: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?p=28530
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was doing some research about some of the men who served in my grandfather's battalion and found this man who is remembered on the Peebles Memorial.
There's an interesting detail in the text, from the Roll of Honour, about a memorial to him in a church, somewhere, in the USA. It'd be interesting to find it, but I'd image it'd probably be an almost impossible task as there's no details as to even where in the USA this church was.




James Duncan Todd
Rank: L/Sgt
Service No: 2716
Date of Death: 13/11/16
Regiment: 1/7th Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
Grave Reference: A. 26.
Y-Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel

From Burgh and Parish of Peebles Rolls of Honour -

1916 November 13.
JAMES DUNCAN TODD was born in 1887. After the ordinary Board
School education he started work in the coal mines of Fifeshire. In
191 1 he emigrated to the United States of America, where he had
many ups and downs, such as usually fall to the lot of a stranger in a
strange land. At the end of three years (1914) he returned to
Fifeshire and again started work in the coal mines there. After the
outbreak of hostilities he enlisted in the 1/7th Black Watch, in the
month of September 1914.
After training at Kinghorn for some months, he was drafted to
France in April 191 5. He was in France one year when he got leave
of absence. Before returning to active service he married Isabella
Hunter, whom he met while in the U.S.A., but who, like himself,
hailed from Fifeshire. They were married before the Sheriff in
Edinburgh, and two days later, his leave being up, he again started
for France. Mrs Todd lives at 26 High Street, Peebles, with her
sister, Mrs George Mathieson.
In the meantime he had been raised to the rank of Corporal, which
he held until shortly before the first battle of the Somme. He was
then raised to the rank of Lance-Sergeant, which rank he held until
he was killed on 13th November 1916.
The following is an extract from a letter from one of Sergeant
Todd's comrades, relative to his death: "On Monday morning, 13th
November, at 6 P.M., our Battalion went over the parapet near Beaumont
Hamel to be exact, at the Y-Ravine. Jim, I'm sure, would be with
his platoon, and, as far as my information goes, he was going across
the open ground between the second and third lines of the captured
trenches when he was struck by a bullet from a machine-gun and
killed instantaneously."
Extract from a letter from Captain A. K. Watson - " When
Lieutenant Beatson wanted a sergeant it was Todd he chose, and when
he asked him if he would go over the top with him, without any
hesitation and with a smile, Todd answered "Yes, sir." A first rate
fellow. It seems always the way. The good chaps go."
It might be interesting and worthy of note that the church he
attended while in America had a gold star embossed on the pulpit to
his memory, Sergeant Todd being the first who was known personally
to the members to fall in action in the Great War.



Link to extract of Rolls of Honour - http://digital.nls.uk/rolls-of-honour/pageturner.cfm?id=100223364&mode=transcription

Photo of JD Todd from Rolls of Honour - http://digital.nls.uk/rolls-of-honour/pageturner.cfm?id=100223352&mode=transcription

CWGC link - http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2743058/TODD,%20J%20D

SNWM link - http://www.snwm.org/content/roll-search/?id=468597&searchid=fc035ad7493473ebf7f55922c89e083d&page=1
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:13 am    Post subject: Charles Robinson Murray 2nd Lt KOSB update Reply with quote

Charles Robinson Murray 2nd Lt 9th King's Own Scottish Borderers b Tongland, Kirkcud. 21/12/1883 Age 32 Killed in Action F & F 16/09/1916 Son of William R Murray. City Roll of Honour: Peebles. Roll of Service in the Great War Page 42 : Photo. Aberdeen Uni Book of Remembrance. Occ: Science Master in Peebles. Will Probate 6 Dec 1916. Agnes Caldow or Murray, 61 Rosetta Rd; Peebles. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 04A or 04D Southern Reporter 28-9-17 P 4 & 5 City & Peebles
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:57 am    Post subject: Andrew Swanson Mitchell GH Reply with quote

Andrew Swanson Mitchell Pte S/10471 9th Gordon Highlanders b Peebles e Edinburgh Age 23 Died of Disease F & F 31/05/1918 Son of Marion & the late Mr Mitchell, 35 Chapel St; Aberdeen. Ligny-St Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt Fr 0014 Plot I Row C Grave 14 The Scotsman 15-08-17 P8: Pebbles
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Joss Murray Cavers Reply with quote

Joss Murray Cavers Sgt S/4365 10th Gordon Highlanders b Hawick, Roxburgh? 12/02/1894 e Glasgow Age 24 Died Home 30/11/1918 Son of Mrs. Margaret Hart Cavers. A Prisoner of War. Father: Adam. B USA. 1901 Census: 72a Old Town, Peebles. Pass. List 1895: Josse. 11mths. Peebles Cemetery Grave 2804 AJ 11-02-16 P7: Wounded. Dundee Courier 11-02-16 P6 The Scotsman 26-10-15 P4
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:00 am    Post subject: John J Brunton GH Reply with quote

John J Brunton Private S/14769 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Eddleston, Peeblesshire Age 41 Died Peeblesshire, United Kingdom 29/10/1918 Son of Thomas & Margaret Brunton. 1891 Census: Glenormiston Farm Cottage, Innerleithen. Husband of Frances Mary Brunton, of 58, Northgate, Peebles. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Frances M. Died after discharge: 21-7-1917. Peebles Cemetery Grave 1644.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: J Pringle could this be the man on the memorial? Reply with quote

Pringle James Edward Pte S/11867 1st Gordon Highlanders b Peebles e Glasgow Age 38 Killed in Action F & F 07/05/1916 Son of the late Robert and Margaret Pringle. Soldiers Effects: No info. Service Returns: 117/AF 46 Age 35. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen Fr 0145 Plot A Row 20 Grave 33
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ADDISON, W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 31384
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 22/7/1917
Memorial Doiran Memorial

Also named on Skirling War Memorial.
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Name: BARR, WILLIAM CHARLES
Initials: WC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 9554
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 14th Bn
Date of Death: 16/7/1916
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of William and Janet Barr, of Hyndfordwells, West Linton, Peeblesshire.
Grave Reference: I J 29
Cemetery: Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay

Also named on Skirling War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Silver Band Memorial Reply with quote

The Silver Band Memorial is now a new WMR record 76044
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Charles Robinson Murray Reply with quote

The Charles Robinson Murray plaque is now a new WMR record 76045
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Name: HENSHILWOOD, THOMAS LINDSAY
Initials: TL
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Service Number: S/5619
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 10th Bn
Date of Death: 9/5/1917
Age: 30
Additional Information: Son of Mary Henshilwood, of Cottage Mossfennan, Broughton, Peeblesshire, and the late George Henshilwood.
Memorial: Doiran Memorial

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