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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: James Gray Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
James Gray Pte 10361 1st Gordon Highlanders b Linton, Roxburgh. e Aberdeen Killed in Action F & F 18/06/1917 Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9


This fellow was a bit of a nightmare to research until:
Jedburgh Gazette 31/8/1917
JEDBURGH MAN MISSING. Mrs John Gray, Boundaries, Jedburgh, has now received from Perth notification of date 22nd August. that her son, Private James Gray. Gordon Highlanders, was posted as missing on the 18th June, 1917. This is official confirmation of the information published in the Gazette four weeks ago.

and then:
Jedburgh Gazette 24/6/1918
PRIVATE JAMES COULTER (JEDBURGH) REPORTED KILLED.
Mrs John Gray. 1 Boundaries. Jedburgh, has received official intimation that no further news having been obtained relative to her son, Private James Coulter, Gordon Highlanders, who has been missing since 18th June 1917, the Army Connell have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he was killed on the above date. A message of sympathy from the King and Queen accompanies the intimation. Private Coulter was 22 years of age, and Mrs Gray's only son. Previous to enlistment he was a butler Maxpoffle, St Boswells.

Fortunately his service record as James Gray survived.

He is named on the St. Boswell Parish War memorial as:
JAMES GRAY, G.Hrs.
James Gray age 21 Private (10361) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
James, aged 19, was a butler/valet at Maxpoffle House, St. Boswells when he enlisted in June 1915 and he joined the 2nd Gordon Highlanders in France in October. He was wounded at the Somme on 1 July 1916 and treated at the 2nd General Hospital at Abbeville before he was evacuated to the Royal Victoria hospital at Netley, Hampshire. He returned to France and was posted to the 1st Battalion in December 1916.
Born 1896 at Bankhead in Linton, Roxburghshire as James Coulter.
Son of Sarah Coulter or Brown and step-son of John Gray of Boundaries, Jedburgh who had married in 1905 in Linton.
Sarah's parents are shown as Andrew Brown and Margaret Coulter.
Missing in Action on 18 June 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YOUNG, JAS., M.M., SERGT., SCOT. RIFLES.

Named on the Ancrum Parish War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

JAMES YOUNG, Sgt. Scot. Rifles.
James Young, Military Medal age 21 Lance Sergeant (12532) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
In 1901 James, age 4, was with his siblings and his mother at his grandfather James Young's home at Hundalee Smithy, Jedburgh. He was in Ancrum when he enlisted in August 1914 and he joined the 2nd Cameronians in France in March 1915. At some point he transferred to the 1st Battalion and he was awarded the M.M. for his actions on 21/22 March 1918.
Born 1896 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Adam Young (died 1901) and of Ellen or Helen Linton (Paxton) Young of Hundalee Smithy, Jedburgh. He named his aunt Janet H. Veitch as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 13 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject: Sergeant John Daykins VC Reply with quote

The government paving stone for Sergeant John Daykins VC is now installed at this memorial.
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