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EDINBURGH, North British Railway Company, plaque (WW1)
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARMSTRONG, R. PRIVATE, CLERK.

Named on the Liddesdale War Memorial in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire as:

PTE. RICHARD ARMSTRONG 9th ROYAL SCOTS.
Richard Armstrong age 19 Private (353418) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Richard was booking clerk at Newcastleton Station when he enlisted.
Born 1898 in Udny, Aberdeenshire as James Richard Telford Armstrong. Son of James McAlpine Armstrong and Elizabeth Ann (Telford) Armstrong of Riccarton Junction, Liddesdale and of 24 Wellogate Place, Hawick, Roxburghshire who had married in 1893 in Castleton.
In 1901 James M. Armstrong (born Canonbie) was a book-seller or colporteur, living with his wife Elizabeth Ann (born Castleton) and son at Station Road, Udny, Aberdeenshire but by 1911 the family were back in Castleton.
Missing in Action on 20 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGLASSON, T . PRIVATE, CLERK.

Named on the Liddesdale War Memorial in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire as:

PTE. THOMAS McGLASSON SEAFORTH HRS.
Thomas McGlasson age 25 Private (S/4095) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Thomas was employed by the North British Railway Company as a receiving clerk at Caldercruix Station in Lanarkshire when he enlisted in Airdrie.
He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1890 in Castleton. Son of the late Andrew McGlasson (died 1915) and Bessie (Minto) McGlasson (died 1910) of Riccarton Junction, Castleton.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Caldercruix Church memorial (as McGlashan)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILSON, J. PRIVATE, SIGNALMAN.

Named on the Liddesdale War Memorial in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire as:

CPL. JOSEPH WILSON K.O.S.B.
Joseph Wilson age 26 Private (14431) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Joseph was a signalman with the North British Railway Company at St. Boswells, Roxburghshire when he enlisted and he landed at Boulogne with the 7th KOSB in July 1915.
Born 1889 in Crosby-upon-Eden, Carlisle. Son of Thomas and Mary Grace (Coulthard) Wilson of 32 North Hermitage Street, Newcastleton.
Died of Wounds on 8 July 1916 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France.
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Name: MORRISON, G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12055
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Bn
Date of Death: 25/9/1915
Grave Reference: VI K 14
Cemetery: Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos

Also named on Peebles, Walkerburn and Galashiels War Memorials.
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Name: ELLIS, JOHN TAYLOR
Initials: JT
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 352326
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 9th Bn
Date of Death: 20/9/1917
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Taylor Ellis, of Glenormiston Crossing, Innerleithen, Peebleshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Also named on Peebles and Innerleithen War Memorials.
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Name: SMART, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7431
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 4/8/1918
Grave Reference: V B 13
Cemetery: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel

Also named on Armadale (Lothians), Peebles and Innerleithen War Memorials. He worked for the NBR at Armadale.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Storrie , R . Private , Clerk

Named on the Jedburgh War Memorial as:

STORRIE, ROBT. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Note: the family name varies from record to record STORIE/STORRIE but is usually the latter.
Robert Storrie age 28 Private (9133) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had been a clerk at Jedburgh Railway Station before he enlisted in the KOSB for 7 years. In 1911 he was serving with the 1st KOSB in India, and he was a reservist, working for the North British Railway Company at the Leith Walk Station in Edinburgh when he was mobilised in August 1914. Robert landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 15 August as part of the original British Expeditionary Force but he was killed a week later at Mons.
Born 1885 in Jedburgh as Robert Simpson Storie. Son of Andrew and Maggie (McMillan) Storrie of Bonjedward, Jedburgh. Husband of Elizabeth (Steel) Storrie who he married in 1913 in Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 23 August 1914 and named on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DICKSON, R. PRIVATE. PORTER.

Named on the Jedburgh War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

DICKSON, ROBT. PTE. K. O. S. B.
Robert Dickson age 28 Private (900) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a porter at Jedburgh Railway Station and a member of the Jed-Forest Rugby Club. He volunteered for overseas service in September 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1887 in Jedburgh. Son of Isabella Dickson of Richmond Row and of 13 Old Bridgend, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Trinity Church memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.

The Jedburgh Railway Company was absorbed by the North British Railway by Act of 3 July 1860, effective from 31 July 1860, and from that time the line was simply a branch of the North British.
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