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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Crailing Reply with quote

Crailing War Memorial

Situated on the side of the old A698 in a cul-de-sac so is facing away from the newer section of the A698.

OS ref NT 685 245



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek here are some photos taken before the new granite tablet was fixed to the memorial. The new tablet does not include the one name listed for WWII, R. Oliver, which is badly weathered.



WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
COWE G. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
DODD P.R. DODD P. CAMERONIANS CAPTAIN
DOUGLAS R. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PIONEER
FAIRBAIRN D.R. FAIRBAIRN D. ROYAL SCOTS LANCE CORPORAL
FAIRBAIRN W. SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE
HAY A. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
HILSON J. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
KERR F.W. KERR F. GORDON HIGHLANDERS COLONEL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER
KERSS R. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
TURNBULL J. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE
YOUNG G. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE
YOUNG W. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
OLIVER R. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS DRIVER
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:53 am    Post subject: Frederic Walter Kerr DSO Reply with quote

Frederic Walter Kerr Col DSO 1st Gordon Highlanders : 1st Div H.Q. Staff born London 20/05/1867 Age 47 Killed in Action F & F 31-Oct-14 Son of Admiral Lord Frederic Kerr & Lady Frederic Kerr. Emily Sophia (nee Maitland). Husband of Lady Helen V. R. Kerr, Lavender Cottage, Breamore, Salisbury. The Bond of Sacrifice: Vol I : Page 212: Photo. Ypres Town Cemetery Extension B 058 Plot III Row AA Grave 4 ADJ 05-11-14 Page 5 Col 5 Crailing 1998 Nov photo taken.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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Pte. G. COWE, HIGH.L.I.
George Cowe age 27 Private (8658) King's Own Scottish Borderers, transferred as Private (499711) to the 463rd Agricultural Company, Labour Corps.
George was a ploughman when he enlisted and as Private (41829) he joined the 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry in France. Later he was attached to the KOSB but was posted to the Labour Corps and was still serving when he died of influenza and pneumonia at the family home of Upper Nisbet, Crailing.
Born 1891 in Roxburgh. Son of David and Isabella (Davidson) Cowe of Upper Nisbet, Crailing Hall.
Died on Service on 13 November 1918. and buried in Crailing Parish Churchyard. (CWG)


Capt. P. R. DODD, SCO.RIF.
Percy Reed Dodd age 33 Captain, 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Percy was commissioned from Royal Military College in January 1901 and served in the South African Wars. He was promoted to Lieutenant in March 1904 and to Captain in April 1912. He was with the 1st Battalion in South Africa in 1911 but he landed with the 2nd Battalion at Le Havre in November 1914. Percy was killed on the opening day of the battle of Nueve Chapelle.
Born 1882 in Perth. Son of the late John Dodd (formerly of the 78th Highlanders Regiment and Chief Constable of Perthshire) who had been born in Crailing and died there in 1892, and of Georgina Elphinstone Gordon (Robertson-Ross) Dodd.
Killed in Action on 10 March 1915 and buried in Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, France.
Also named on the Crailing Church memorial.


Pnr. R. DOUGLAS, SEA.HIGHrs.
Robert Douglas age 38 Private (235234) 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Robert was a joiner and in 1901 was living with his family at East Lodge, Crailing. By 1911 he was living in Hawick and he enlisted there as Private (5290) in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was posted as Private (302704) to the Argylls in France but was transferred to the Seaforths.
The 9th Seaforths was a Pioneer Battalion of the 9th (Scottish) Division.
Born 1880 in Saline, Fife. Son of the late Robert Douglas (died 1886 in Saline) and of the late Catherine (Bell) Douglas (died 1905 in Crailing) of East Lodge, Crailing. He named his older brother James as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Also name on the Hawick Roll of Honour.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lcpl. D. R. FAIRBAIRN, R.SCOTS.
David Robert Fairbairn age 29 Corporal (59601) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
David was a mole and rabbit catcher when he enlisted in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in December 1915. He was mobilised as Private (22955) in March 1916 and was promoted to Corporal in April 1917. He was posted to the 6th KOSB in France in April 1918 but was transferred to the Royal Scots. A month later David suffered from mustard gas poisoning and he died in the 56th General Hospital at Etaples three weeks later.
Born 1888 in Crailing. Son of the late Mary Jane (Liddle) Fairbairn (died 1917) and of Robert Fairbairn of Crailing.
Died of Wounds on 27 May 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.


Pte. W. FAIRBAIRN, S.GDS.
William Fairbairn age 32 Private (14048) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
William served his apprenticeship as a gardener when the family were at Chesterhouse, Hownam where his father was a shepherd. In 1911 he was a gardener at Gorddinog Gardens, Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire, North Wales. He enlisted at Jedburgh in June 1915 and joined his battalion in France in November. William was wounded by an exploding shell and died in hospital at Etaples.
Born 1884 in Hownam, Roxburghshire as William Waters Fairbairn. Son of Robert and Ellen (Waters) Fairbairn of Palace Farm, Crailing and of Jedfoot Lodge, Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 29 September 1916 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Crailing Church memorial, on the Hownam Parish War Memorial and on the Jedburgh War Memorial.


Pte. A. HAY, K.O.S.B.
Adam Hay age 22 Private (45548) 4th (Reserve) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
From October 1917 the 4th (Reserve) KOSB were part of the Forth Garrison based in Fife.
Adam died of pneumonia in the Ceres Auxiliary Hospital, Cupar, Fife.
Born 1896 at Burnside, Maxton, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Adam Hay (died 1907) and of Elizabeth (Fairgrieve) Hay of Baittens Farm, Crailing and of Easter Ulston Farm, Jedburgh.
Died on Service on 7 July 1918 and buried in Cupar New Cemetery, Fifeshire. (CWG)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte. J. HILSON, SEA.HIGHrs.
John Hilson age 22 Private (S/4446) 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John was employed at Nisbet, Crailing when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 and was serving in the battalion's machine gun section when he was killed.
Born 1895 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of Richard and Janet (Renwick) Hilson of Riccalton, Jedburgh and of Sunlaws Mains, Kelso, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 10 July 1917 and buried in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Jedburgh War Memorial.


Col. F. W. KERR, D.S.O. GORD. HIGHrs. (GENERAL STAFF)
Frederic Walter Kerr, Distinguished Service Order age 47 Colonel, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders attached as General Staff Officer, 1st Division H.Q. Staff.
Frederick was commissioned in August 1886 and promoted to Captain in November 1896. He served in India, where he was awarded a DSO, and in the South African Wars where he was promoted to Brigade-Major. He then served in various General Staff roles until the outbreak of war He landed with the Division at Le Havre on 11 August 1914 and the division fought at Mons, the Marne. and the Aisne before moving to Ypres. During the First Battle of Ypres the 1st Divisional headquarters at Hooge was hit by enemy shellfire. The Divisional Commander (Major-General Lomax) was severely wounded and Frederic was killed.
Born 1866 in Croydon, Surrey. Son of the late Admiral Lord Frederic Herbert Kerr and Lady Emily Sophia (Maitland) Kerr. Husband of Lady Helen Victoria Lillian (Kerr) Kerr of Lavender Cottage, Breamore, Salisbury who he married in 1902 in Dalkeith, Midlothian.
Killed in Action on 31 October 1914 and buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium.
Lady Helen Kerr's brother, Robert Henry Schomberg Kerr, was the 10th Marquis of Lothian and was the proprietor of several properties in Crailing including the family seat of Monteviot House.


Pte. R. KERSS, SEA.HIGHrs.
Robert Kerss age 19 Private (S/2302) 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Robert was a forester on the Monteviot Estate, Crailing when he enlisted. He joined his battalion, which had arrived from India in October 1914, in March 1915 but he was killed six weeks later at Aubers.
Born 1896 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Robert Kerss, gamekeeper with the Marquis of Lothian at Ferniehirst, Jedburgh (died 1914) and Margaret Rathie (Sinton) Kerss of Nisbet Mill, Crailing.
Missing in Action on 9 May 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Crailing Church memorial and on the Jedburgh War Memorial.
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Pte. J. TURNBULL, K.O.S.B.
James Turnbull age 20 Private (201223) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
James was employed at Monthooly Farm, Crailing when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in Egypt as Private (8216) and served in Palestine where he was killed near Gaza.
Born 1896 in Greenlaw, Berwickshire. Son of James and Elizabeth (Leslie) Turnbull of Upper Nisbet Farm, Crailing, of Newton, Jedburgh and of Kerchesters, Kelso, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 6 April 1917 and buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


Pte. G. YOUNG, R.HIGHrs.
George Young age 25 Sapper (WR/276618) 49th Broad Gauge Operating Company, Royal Engineers.
George landed as Private (S/7225) with the 8th Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) at Boulogne in May 1915. He was wounded at Loos in September and evacuated to the military hospital at West Bridgford, Nottingham. He joined the Royal Engineers as Sapper (307466) and at the end of the war George was on service at Calais where he was found to have accidentally drowned.
Born 1894 in Crailing. Son of the late Jessie Tait (Waugh) Young (died 1904) and of William Young of Nisbet Level Crossing Gate House, Crailing.
Died on Service on 22 January 1920 and buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France.

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Pte. W. YOUNG, R.HIGHrs
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William Young age 20 Private (S/7693) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
William landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915. He died just over a year later in the 7th Canadian General Hospital in Etaples.
Born 1896 in Crailing as William Waugh Young. Son of the late Jessie Tait (Waugh) Young (died 1904) and of William Young of Nisbet Level Crossing Gate House, Crailing.
Died of Wounds on 27 July 1916 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Crailing Church memorial.
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1939 - 1945

Drv. R. OLIVER, R.A.S.C.
Robert Oliver age 28 Driver (T/14689399) Royal Army Service Corps.
Robert had been a member of Crailing Church. He died of typhoid fever in the 67th British General Hospital at Rendsburg, in Schleswig-Holstein and was buried there. Robert was re-interred at Kiel in June 1947.
Born 1917 in Crailing. Son of the late Jessie (Williamson) Oliver (died 1941) and of Andrew Oliver of Nisbet Boathouse, Crailing. Husband of Helen Galbraith (Walker) Oliver of Venchen, Yetholm, Roxburghshire and of Netherbyres, Berwickshire who he married in 1942 in Yetholm.
Died on Service on 6 September 1945 and buried in Kiel War Cemetery, Germany.
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