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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:53 am    Post subject: Eckford Church Reply with quote

Eckford Church - the 2 panels are now in Eckford Community Hall following the closure of Eckford Church.
UKNIWM - not listed


My thanks to Sheila Campbell and Ruth Holmes.




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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another surviving Church of Scotland WW1 roll, that's good to see

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thanks to Sheila Campbell for the list of names off the Roll of Honour:
1914-1918


TROTTER, Philip D Mainhouse Col Sir Commanding Stirling Depot
TROTTER, Philip Coutts Mainhouse 2nd Lieutenant Intelligence Corps
HAY, RA Marlefield Lieutenant Lothians & Border Horse
HAY, Bache Marlefield Lieutenant 11th Hussars
ARMSTRONG, William Kersknowe Army Service Corps
ARMSTRONG, Thomas Kersknowe Royal Field Artillery
BUTLER, George Wester Wooden Army Service Corps M.T.
CRERAR, George Bowmont Forest KOSB
DAVIDSON, William Ormiston Black Watch
JARDINE, James J Eckford Mill Scots Guards
KERR, Robert Sunlaws Home Farm KOSB
KERR, Robert Ormiston KOSB
MOWAT, Bertrum Bowmont Forest KOSB
NEILLANS, John Easter Wooden Black Watch
REAVLEY, Albert Caverton Hillhead KOSB
ROBERTSON, Alexander Marlefield RAMC
ROBERTSON, Donald M Mosstower Royal Fusiliers
ROBSON, John Roxburgh Mains Scottish Rifles
RUDDIMAN, William Bowmont Forest KOSB
SANSON, Adam J W Eckford Schoolhouse Scots Guards
SHIELLS, James Kersknowe Seaforth Highlanders
SLATER, James Ormiston KOSB
SMAIL, Thomas Bowmont Forest Gordon Highlanders
THOMSON, James Cessford KOSB
THOMSON, Charles Cessford KOSB
TILSTON, James Marlefield Lothians & Border Horse
WHITE, Charles Marchcleugh KOSB
WIGHT, James Kersknowe Army Vetinary Corps
WILSON, Frederick Wester Wooden Royal Field Artillery
YEOMANS, William Wester Wooden KOSB
YEOMANS, Robert B Wester Wooden KOSB
YOUNGER, Thomas Bowmont Forest Seaforth Highlanders
YULE, Robert Ormiston Scottish Rifles
DOUGLAS, William Grahamslaw KOSB
DOUGLAS, J V Caverton Mill Lieutenant Lothians & Border Horse
BUTLER, David Wester Wooden Army Service Corps M.T.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Memorial - Eckford Parish memorial of fallen 1939-1949

Name Rank Regiment
BROWN, William Anderson Private Home Guards
BUIST, Charles Edward A Lieutenant Royal Navy
INGLIS, James Robertson Segeant RAF
JACKSON, James Alexander Pilot Officer RAF VR
SCOTT, Alexander, Sherriffs Sergeant RAF
SMITH, Ronald Moscrop Private Durham Light Infantry
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the Second World War Names

BUIST, CHARLES EDWARD ASHTON
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 21/02/1944
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.M.A.S. 546.
Grave Reference:2. B. 10.
Cemetery: BIGUGLIA WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander Allerdice Buist and of Margaret Eileen Buist (nee Ashton), of Kelso, Roxburghshire.

His Majesty's Motoscafo Armato Silurante 546 was a captured Italian MTB which hit a German mine on 21st February 1944 which killed Lieutenant Buist.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 78661 & 78662
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BROWN, WILLIAM ANDERSON
PTE. HOME GUARD
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William Brown – age 28 – Volunteer, 4th Scottish Border Battalion, Home Guard.
William was acting as a marker on the rifle range at Marlfield, Eckford when he was wounded in the head by the accidental discharge of a rifle. He died in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Born 1912 in Oxnam, Roxburghshire as William Anderson Brown. Son of John Anderson Brown and Isabella Thomson (Hogarth) Brown. Husband of Catherine Sked (Craig) Brown of Marlfield Cottage who he married in 1939 in Kelso.
Died of Wounds on 2 September 1940 and buried in Kelso Cemetery, Roxburghshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


BUIST, CHARLES EDWARD A.
LIEUT. ROYAL NAVY
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Charles Edward Ashton Buist – age 22 – Lieutenant, H.M.M.A.S. 546, Royal Navy.
Charles was a Midshipman in May 1939, a sub-lieutenant in April 1941 and was promoted to Lieutenant in September 1942. Charles was killed when His Majesty's Motoscafo Armato Silurante 546, a captured Italian “torpedo armed motorboat”, hit a German mine.
Born 1921 in St. Andrews, Edinburgh. Son of Alexander Allerdice Buist and of Margaret Eileen (Ashton) Buist of Kirkbank, Eckford.
Killed in Action on 21 February 1944 and buried in Biguglia War Cemetery, Haute-Corse, (Corsica) France.
Also named on the War memorial in the New Club in Edinburgh.


INGLIS, JAMES ROBERTSON.
SGT. ROYAL AIR FORCE
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James Robertson Inglis – age 23– Sergeant/Flight Engineer (979322) 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
James's Stirling bomber had taken off from RAF Newmarket in Suffolk for a raid on Frankfurt but the aircraft crashed. The crew were buried in Rheinbollen Cemetery but were re-interred in Rheinberg in April 1948.
Born 1919 in Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire. Son of ??????
Killed in Action on 11 April 1943 and buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
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JACKSON, JAMES ALEXANDER.
PILOT OFFICER R.A.F.V.R
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James Alexander Jackson – age 39 – Pilot Officer/Air Gunner (127619) 199 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
James was farming at Easter Wooden, Eckford when he enlisted. He was commissioned from Aircraftsman 1st Class (1369721) to Pilot Officer in the RAF Regiment in September 1942 and was transferred to General Duties in August 1943. His Stirling bomber had taken off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk on a mission for the Special Operations Executive with supplies for a Resistance unit in south-west France but the aircraft crashed at Verght in the Dordogne. The crew were re-interred in Marseilles in February 1947.
Born 1904 in Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Agnes (Wood) Jackson (died 1912) and of the late James Watson Jackson (died 1938) of Hassendean, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Husband of Mary or Molly (Robson) Jackson who he married in 1937 in Yetholm, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 16 February 1944 and buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France.


SCOTT, ALEXANDER SHERRIFFS.
SGT. ROYAL AIR FORCE
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Alexander Sherriffs Scott – age 22 – Sergeant/Navigator (1567205) 166 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Alexander's Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Kirmington in Lincolnshire for a raid on Ludwigshafen but the aircraft crashed in the target area. The crew were re-interred in Durnbach in November 1947.
Born 1922 in Marykirk, Kincardineshire. Son of William and Margaret Milne (Sherrifs) Scott of Colinton, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 1 February 1945 and buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.


SMITH, RONALD MOSCROP.
PTE. DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY
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Ronald Moscrop Smith – age 21 – Private (2987018) 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
Ronald was resident in Roxburghshire when he enlisted. The 6th DLI landed at Cherbourg in January 1940 and, after the German attack in May, they were lifted from the beaches at Dunkirk on 1 June. The battalion was first informed of an overseas move in September 1940 to North Africa, and embarkation leave was given over Christmas. However they were ordered intensive exercises on the moors of Somerset and Devon before they sailed in April 1941. Ronald's death was registered at Tiverton, Devon.
Born 1919 in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland as Ronald Moscrop.
Son of Isabella (Moscrop) Smith and step-son of Robert Smith of Eckford who had married in 1920 Berwick.
Died on Service on 7 February 1941 and buried in Eckford Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
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