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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Roxburgh Reply with quote

A nicely carved oak memorial to men of the parish who died in the Second World War.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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1939 – 1945


ANDREW FORTUNE. S/GT.
Andrew Fortune – age 24 – Corporal (3190327) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In March 1942 Andrew was with his battalion at Razmak in the North West Frontier Province and, having undergone jungle training in India, the 2nd KOSB sailed with the 7th (Indian) Division to Burma in September 1943. In early December the Division moved over to the Ngakyedauk Pass and on 18 January began the assault on ‘Able’ - a hill feature near the eastern tunnel through which ran the Maungdaw/Buthidaung road. The battle for ‘Able’ lasted 14 days. Andrew was buried in the battlefield war cemetery at Akyab but was re-interred at Taukkyan in June 1952.
Born 1920 in Sprouston, Roxburghshire. Son of James and Margaret Archibald (Ferguson) Fortune of Hadden Farm, Sprouston.
Brother of Helen Jackson (Fortune) Thomson of Kaeside, Melrose, Roxburghshire who had married Thomas Murray Thomson in 1926 in Sprouston. Andrew named Helen as his executer in his will made on 18 March 1942 in Razmak, NWFP, India.
Killed in Action on 23 January 1944 and buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.
His brother and name-sake, Andrew Fortune, Lance Corporal (40060) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers was killed in 1917 and is named on the in Roxburgh Parish WW1 memorial.


ANDREW LOWRIE. PTE.
Andrew Lowrie – age 27 – Private (3190326) 5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Andrew had been employed as an electrical engineer in Edinburgh and in Roxburgh before the war. As a member of the Territorial Army, he was mobilised in September 1939 and was serving with the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he married in June 1941. The 5th Black Watch landed at Normandy on D-day 6 June 1944 and Andrew was killed during severe fighting at Breville. He was re-interred at Hermanville in July 1945.
Born 1916 in Roxburgh. Son of Thomas Hope Lowrie and Mary Hall (Thomson) Lowrie of New Cottages, Roxburgh. Husband of Elizabeth McBain (Sanderson) Lowrie of Roxburgh who he married in 1941 in Hawick.
Killed in Action on 11 June 1944 and buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
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WILLIAM MALLEN, L/CPL.
William Forrest Mallen – age 33 – Lance Corporal (3186889) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William had served in the Army for 14 years. The 1st KOSB landed at Queen beach in Normandy on D-day 6 June 1944 and fought through Normandy and around Caen.
Born 1910 in Smailholm, Roxburghshire. Son of the late James Mallen (died 1933) and of the late Isabella (Forrest) Mallen (died 1940) of Butterlaw, Coldstream, Berwickshire and of Ednam, Roxburghshire. Husband of Margaret Wilson (Mitchell) Mallen of Sunlaws East Lodge, Roxburgh who he married in 1937 in Roxburgh.
Killed in Action on 19 July 1944 and buried in La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.


ADAM MITCHELL. S/GT.
Adam Wilson Mitchell – age 23 – Sergeant (3190003) 80th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps.
Adam was a ploughman at Sunlawshill Farm, Roxburgh and was a Sergeant in the Reconnaissance Corps when he married in April 1942. He was killed in an accident in Lancashire.
Born 1919 in Eckford, Roxburghshire. Son of Francis Robert Mitchell and of Charlotte (Wilson) Mitchell. Husband of Agnes Ellen (Higginbotham) Mitchell of Heiton, Roxburgh who he married in 1942 in Possilpark, Glasgow.
Died on Service on 9 October 1943 and buried in Roxburgh Parish Churchyard. (CWG)


JOHN T. NOBLE. P/O.
John Tinlin Noble – age 33 – Engineman (LT/KX 132753) H.M. Trawler “Franc Tireur”, Royal Naval Patrol Service.
John was a forester on the Sunlaws estate, Roxburgh when he joined the navy early in the war. The “Franc Tireur” was taken over by the Admiralty in 1940 as a Armed Auxiliary Patrol Vessel and Minesweeper.. She was torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boat S-96 off Harwich.
Born 1909 in Langshaw, Roxburghshire. Son of William and Mary Jane Noble of Ormiston Mains, Roxburgh and of Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Husband of Janet Scott (Patterson) Noble of Sunlaws Lodge, Heiton, Roxburgh and of Galashiels who he married in 1933 in Eckford, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 25 September 1943 and named on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk.
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ROBERT K. ROBERTON, CAPt.
Robert Kay Roberton – age 35 – Lieutenant (156026) 46th (The Liverpool Welsh) Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps.
Robert was educated at Loretto School in Musselburgh until July 1927 and was a Lance-Corporal in the Officer Training Corps. He was farming at Ladyrig, Heiton, Roxburgh when war was declared. He was commissioned from an Officer Cadet Training Unit to the Yorkshire Dragoons in October 1940 and transferred as a Lieutenant to the R.T.R. in March 1941. He went overseas in 1942 and commanded the Reconnaissance Troop of the 46th R.T.R. He took part in the campaigns in the Western Desert and North Africa, in Sicily and in Italy. He was leading the advance of the 46th R.T.R. in an attack in the Anzio bridgehead when he was killed.
Born 1909 in Roxburgh. Son of the late John Roberton and of Elizabeth Mary Roberton of Ladyrig.
Missing in Action on 4 February 1944 and named on the Cassino Memorial, Italy.
Also named on the Loretto School memorial and Roll of Honour.


GEORGE A. W. SMALL. PTE.
George Alexander Walker Small – age 27 – Private (3197818) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
George was a joiner at Roxburgh Mill when he married in March 1940. The 2nd Gordons landed at Normandy on D-day 6 June 1944 and fought through France, Belgium and the Netherlands. At the crossing of the Wilhelmina canal they were involved in heavy fighting at Best from 21 September 1944 to the liberation of the town on 24 October. George was killed there but was re-interred at Mierlo in July 1945.
Born 1916 in Morebattle, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Alexander Small (died 1934) and of Isabella (Walker) Small (died 1929) of Yetholm, Roxburghshire. Husband of Isabella Amos (Yule) Small of Bathgate, West Lothian who he married in 1940 in St. Giles, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1944 and buried in Mierlo War Cemetery, Netherlands.

From The Jedburgh Gazette Friday 12 August 1949 p.4
DUTCH GIRL TENDS GRAVE OF ROXBURGH SOLDIER
Lying in a soldier's grave at Mierlo, South Holland, is Pte. George Small, brother of Mr Robert Small, Roxburgh Mill, Roxburgh. Pte. Small was killed at Best on 25th September, 1944, while serving with the Gordon Highlanders. and along with 600 of his comrades was interred in the little cemetery at Mierlo. The inhabitants of the village of Hout, by Helmond, were requested to "adopt" a British soldier's grave, and Pte. Small's grave was tended by Miss Maria v. d. Sanden, who works in an office in Helmond. Miss Sanden wrote to the War Office and received the address of the dead soldier's relatives, and she has been in communication with Mr and Mrs Small at Roxburgh Mill...…………....

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