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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old image shows the memorial with an open area to the rear, as in a park. That is not it's location now as it is at the crossroads in the centre of the village.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADP wrote:
From The Scotsman 21-Sep-1920.

    WAR MEMORIALS

    GORDON: A war memorial in the form of a Scottish wayside cross, with Celtic ornamentation, has been erected at Gordon in the Public Park, and unveiled by Mrs James Henderson, Bothandene, Bowden, in the unavoidable absence of Mr Forbes Gordon of Langlee and Greenknowe, superior of the village.

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The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, p334

War Memorial at the crossroads. 1920s. A fine Celtic cross, the shaft inscribed with the names of the fallen.
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DEANS, JAMES

Rank:
Private
Service No:
7030
Date of Death:
12/07/1915
Age:
19
Regiment/Service:
King's Own Scottish Borderers

1st/4th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial:
HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of David Deans, of Greenknowe, Gordon, Berwickshire.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that the first man named, JAMES BRUNTON, is named on the Kelso War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

PTE. JAMES BRUNTON.
James Brunton age 24 Private (7249) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a farm servant at Morriston Farm in Berwickshire and as a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was wounded during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah and was evacuated to hospital in Alexandria, Egypt where he died.
Born 1891 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane (Smith) Brunton of Haymount, Kelso.
Died of Wounds on 17 July 1915. and buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

One newspaper report (Hawick News) gives West Morrison (no T) as Earlston. Another (Berwickshire News) has East Morrison, Legerwood - both are close to Gordon.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PTE. FREDERICK K. CALLANDER.
Frederick Kellor Callander age 19 Private (7197) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Fred was employed at Rumbletonlaw Farm, Greenlaw, Berwickshire (but just to the north of Stichill, Roxburghshire) when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1896 at Turfbeg in Forfar as Frederick Soutar Callander. Son of Jane Callander. Grandson of William and Catherine (Milne) Callander of Forfar.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial, on the Stichill Parish War Memorial and on the Forfar War Memorial.

and his cousin Jane and Alexander Callander were sister and brother. (Source:1881 census for Angus)


L/CORPL. WILLIAM CALLANDER.
William Callander age 26 Lance Corporal (201061) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William, also of Greenlaw, enlisted as Private (7958) in the 3/4th KOSB in July 1915. He was posted to the 1/4th KOSB in Egypt in 1916 and served in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1891 in Eassie and Nevay, Forfar. Son of Alexander and Christina (Easson) Callander of Stichill Cottage, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Stichill Parish War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SIMON DALGLEISH, L/CPL. KOSB.

Simon Dalgleish age 30 Lance Corporal (200149) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Simon was living in Kelso, Roxburghshire when he enlisted and as Private (795) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine where he was killed at el Mughar.
Born 1887 in Ednam, Roxburghshire. Son of James and Jane (Goodfellow) Dalgleish of Rumbletonlaw, Greenlaw and of Huntly Wood, Earlston, Berwickshire.
Killed in Action on 13 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial
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