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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILSON
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade
Secondary Regiment: London Regiment (Artists' Rifles)
Secondary Unit Text: posted to
Age: 21
Date of Death: 05/04/1918
Service No: B/201763
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Margret Wilson, of Newhouse Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. A. 6.
Cemetery: NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James HOPE

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/793247/hope,-james/

James Hope – age 25 – Private (16744) 28th Company, Machine Gun Corps.

James was resident in Lilliesleaf when he enlisted in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He landed as Private (12458) with the 6th Battalion at Boulogne in May 1915. (Source: SDGW and Medal Roll/Card)

The 28th MGC was formed in January 1916 in the same Brigade as the 6th KOSB.

Born 1891 in Eckford, Roxburghshire. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of the late Elizabeth (Forsyth) Hope of Eckford, Roxburghshire (died 1902) and of Robert Hope of Park Barn, Brampton, Cumberland. (Source: 1891&1901 census and CWGC)

In 1911 the family (with Robert's second wife Jane) were in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire and by 1914 were at Hermiston Farm, Lilliesleaf.

(Source: Valuation Roll)

Missing in Action – 16 July 1916.

Commonwealth War Grave – Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.

Information kindly supplied by Ken Morrison
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:13 pm    Post subject: sydney cairns Reply with quote

On Ancestry there is one the correct age leaving Liverpool 31 Dec 1926 for Sudan........
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think this helps but.........
There is only one Medal Card for a Sydney Cairns of the KOSB on the National Archives index:
Medal card of Cairns, Sydney J
King's Own Scottish Borderers 6638 Private
Seaforth Highlanders 203188 Private
Labour Corps 442223 Private
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I eventually found Sydney Cairns - when killed he was using the surname Richardson as his mother had remarried.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
I eventually found Sydney Cairns - when killed he was using the surname Richardson as his mother had remarried.


Good work Derek. They don't make it easy!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:



I thought I might include the CWGC details here of this man, George Beattie, who I came across listed on my local memorial at Giffnock, near Glasgow.
Name: BEATTIE, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of George and Jessie Beattie, of Elwyn Cottage, Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

You can see more information on George Beattie here (although note the Scotsman obituary stated that he originally came from Dumfries):
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=7741#7741


The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 1st. May, 1917. "Deaths on Service. BEATTIE.- Killed in action on 23rd. April, George Beattie, Sec. Lieut. A. and S.H., only son of Captain George Beattie late of the Laird Line.- Dumfries papers please copy."
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The London Gazette
Publication date:26 September 1916 Supplement:29765Page:9422

Temp. 2nd Lt. George Beattie, Arg. & Suth'd Highrs.
For conspicuous gallantry during operations.
Second Lieutenants Irvine and Beattie crawled out for 150 yards from shellhole to shell-hole, and, though frequently fired at, brought in a wounded officer on a waterproof sheet from within 50 yards of the enemy's trench.

If I've got the right man, he was also Lance Corporal GS/3724 in the 2nd Dragoon Guards.
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_fn=george&_ln=beattie&_no=&_crp=argyll+&_ttl=lieutenant&_cr1=WO+372&_dt=M&_col=200&_hb=tna&image1.x=51&image1.y=12
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The link on the previous post (originally posted by jamiemcginlay)
takes you to an extract from The Scotsman which quotes a different citation.
However the citation in the Scotsman is for another man, 2nd Lt. George Alexander Bentick of the Royal Scots, who is on the same Gazette page as George Beattie.
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29765/supplement/9422
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
The London Gazette
Publication date:26 September 1916 Supplement:29765Page:9422

Temp. 2nd Lt. George Beattie, Arg. & Suth'd Highrs.
For conspicuous gallantry during operations.
Second Lieutenants Irvine and Beattie crawled out for 150 yards from shellhole to shell-hole, and, though frequently fired at, brought in a wounded officer on a waterproof sheet from within 50 yards of the enemy's trench.

If I've got the right man, he was also Lance Corporal GS/3724 in the 2nd Dragoon Guards.
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_fn=george&_ln=beattie&_no=&_crp=argyll+&_ttl=lieutenant&_cr1=WO+372&_dt=M&_col=200&_hb=tna&image1.x=51&image1.y=12
Gazette Supplement re-printed word for word in The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 27th. September, 1916, as far as locally interesting content was concerned. Page 4 I think (online copy of this page has a dose of the gremlins). :0)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: WW1 - 2nd Lt. George Beattie, A. & S.H. 23.4.1917 Reply with quote

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The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 1st. May, 1917. "Deaths on Service. BEATTIE.- Killed in action on 23rd. April, George Beattie, Sec. Lieut. A. and S.H., only son of Captain George Beattie late of the Laird Line.- Dumfries papers please copy."

Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 8th. May, 1917, expands a wee bit more:- "CASUALTIES. ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS. Mr. GEORGE BEATTIE.- Killed. Second Lieutenant George Beattie, M.C., killed, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Beattie, 2 Orchard Park, Giffnock. He was a native of Dumfries, and a former pupil of Whiteinch School and Hamilton Crescent School, Partick. He was employed as a marine engineer in Govan."

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:33 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apanderson wrote:
I noticed the following man the War Memorial and is buried in Stirling (Ballengeich) Cemetery.

Name: BELL, WILLIAM
Initials: W W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 03/03/1915
Service No: 7014
Additional information: Son of John and Ellen Bell, of Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: EF. 26.
Cemetery: STIRLING (BALLENGEICH) CEMETERY

See: http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=448&mforum=scottishwargraves

The inscription on the stone reads as follows:

"In loving memory of WILLIAM W. BELL, Ό K.O.S.B. of Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire
Died at Kildean Hospital 3rd March 1915 aged 19 years
Joint tribute by Officers, N.C.O.’s and men of ‘C’ Coy., his family,
fellow members of U. F. Church and friends in Lilliesleaf"


Kildean is an area of Stirling but I'm not aware of any hospitals there. I wonder why he wasn't taken home for burial? Perhaps his family had moved to Stirling?

Anne


Southern Reporter 11/3/1915
A BORDERERS FUNERAL —Military Honours Rendered to Lilliesleaf Young Man.—On Saturday last there took place at Stirling the funeral of Private William Wilson Bell, of the service battalion 4th K.O.S.B., now stationed at Cambusbarron. Only son of Mr. John Bell, Lilliesleaf, William was convalescent after an attack of measles, when, on the 26th February, cerebro spinal meningitis (spotted fever) developed, from which he died on 3rd March at the age of nineteen. The Military Authority forbade the removal the remains from Stirling, and the interment was carried out from the hospital with full military ceremony, the distance traversed to the cemetery on the east side of the Castle rock being about two miles. At one o'clock the whole of the "C" Company lined the roadway on both sides to the east of the hospital gates, while the band, with draped drums, stood across the roadway to the west. The Colonel and doctor stood by the gateway, and as the cortege emerged and passed between the lines at a funeral pace, preceded by the firing party with rifles reversed under the arms, the buglers, officers, and men gave the salute...............…

Soldiers effects give the place of death as Stirling Burgh Combination Hospital.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT McV. ARMSTRONG Pte. K.O.S.B.
Thought to be:
Robert McVittie Armstrong – age 29 – Lance Corporal (S/15007) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert died in the 36th Casualty Clearing Station at Zuydcoote near Dunkirk.
Born 1888 in Westruther, Berwickshire. Son of the late John Armstrong of Oakwood, Ettrick and of Agnes (Brotherston) Armstrong of Templehall Cottage, Midlem, Selkirk and of 71 High Street, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 7 November 1917 and buried in Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Bowden Parish Church memorial, Roxburghshire.


JAMES BALLANTYNE Pte. S. RIFLES.
James Ballantyne – age 22 – Lance Corporal (37716) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Born 1894 in Lilliesleaf. Son of Edward and Beatrice Helen (Thomson) Ballantyne of Kirkton, Roxburghshire and of Clerklands, Lilliesleaf.
Died of Wounds on 17 August 1917 and buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3
Also named on the Cavers and Kirkton Parishes War Memorial in Deanbrae, Roxburghshire and on the Hawick Roll of Honour.


WILLIAM W. BELL Pte. K.O.S.B.
William Wilson Bell – age 19 – Private (7014) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was employed on Harelaw Farm, Lilliesleaf when he enlisted and was in training with his battalion at Cambusbarron near Stirling when he contracted measles. He was treated in the Stirling Burgh Combination Hospital, Kildean but he then developed spinal meningitis and died a week later. The Military Authority forbade the removal the remains from Stirling, and the interment was carried out from the hospital with full military ceremony.
Born 1896 in Lilliesleaf. Son of John and Ellen (Steele) Bell of Lilliesleaf.
Died on Service on 3 March 1915 and buried in Stirling (Ballengeich) Cemetery. (CWG)
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ANDREW S. BIRRELL 2/Lt. K.O.S.B.
Andrew Smith Birrell – age 30 – Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was educated in Lilliesleaf where his father was the school-master, Inspector of Poor and Registrar. He received his business training in Selkirk and was for ten years the organist in the United Free Church there. He was a travelling representative for a wool-merchant in Kendal, Westmorland when he enlisted in March 1916 and, after attending the Edinburgh University Officer Training Corps, he was commissioned in October. Andrew joined his battalion in France in January 1917 but was killed three months later at Arras. He was buried in St. Laurent-Blangy but was re-interred in Tilloy in 1921.
Born 1886 in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Son of Andrew and Catherine (Smith) Birrell of Lilliesleaf. Husband of Catherine Hutton Young (Wright) Birrell of 199 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh who he married in 1910 in Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1917 and buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, France.
Also named on the Selkirk United Free Church memorial.


A. P. S. BORTHWICK 2/Lt. CANADIANS.
Arthur Pollok Sym Borthwick – age 30 – Second Lieutenant, 58th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Arthur had joined the police force in Jedburgh in April 1909 and had served there and in Coldstream. In 1911 he was a policeman in Liverpool and was living in the Toxteth Park area. He emigrated to Canada in 1914 and was with the Ottawa City Police Force in Ontario when he enlisted in Montreal in December 1914. He was posted to the 2nd Reserve Park of the Canadian Army Service Corps as Corporal (624) and sailed from Montreal in May 1915. He landed at Le Havre in September and served in various units until he returned to England to attend Cadet School. He was discharged from the Canadian Army to a commission with the MGC in March 1917.
Born 1888 in Lilliesleaf. Son of William and Agnes Harrison (Scott) Borthwick of Ale View, Lilliesleaf. Husband of Caroline (Doodson) Borthwick of 60 Bank Road, Bootle, Liverpool who he married in November 1916 in Bootle, West Derby, Liverpool.
Died of Wounds on 15 April 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
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