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|Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:11 pm Post subject:
|The casualties are also named on the Eskdalemuir War Memorial as:
L.Cpl. WALTER ANDERSON, K.O.S.B.
Walter Anderson age 26 Private (3192174) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was a shepherd in the Roberton district of Selkirkshire when he enlisted at the outbreak of war.
The 6th KOSB landed on the Normandy beaches on the 15 June 1944, and fought through France, Belgium and Holland with the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division.
Walter was killed at Massbree but was re-interred in Venray in September 1946.
Born 1919 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late William Anderson and of Mrs. Anderson of Allangillfoot, Eskdalemuir and of Greenview Denholm, Selkirkshire.
Killed in Action on 24 December 1944 and buried in Venray War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Denholm War Memorial.
L.Cpl. ALEX. G. CAMERON, N.S.R.Y.
Alexander Galt Cameron age 20 Lance Corporal (7947426) Nottinghamshire Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps.
In March 1943 the NSRY were part of the 8th Armoured Brigade and were attached to the New Zealand Corps as they successfully outflanked the Mareth Line in southern Tunisia.
Born 1922 in Kelvin, Glasgow. Son of Robert Baxter Cameron and of Catherine (Desson) Cameron of Eskdalemuir.
Missing in Action on 26 March 1943 and named on the Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
JANET HENRY, N.A.A.F.I.
Janet Henry age 27 died of tuberculosis at home at Mid-Raeburn, Eskdalemuir.
Born 1920 in Eskdalemuir. Daughter of Andrew Byers Henry and of Janet Marchbank (Little) Henry.
Died on 20 February 1948 and buried in Lockerbie (Dryfesdale) Cemetery, Dumfriesshire.
Pte. ALEX. MCQUEEN, H.G.
James Alexander Gelston McQueen age 28 Private 1st Dumfriesshire Battalion, Home Guard.
Alexander was a shepherd at Garwaldshields, Eskdalemuir. He was wounded by the accidental explosion of a grenade and died in Dumfries Infirmary.
Born 1915 in Wamphray, Dumfriesshire as James Alexander Gelston. Son of the late Margaret Gelston.
Died on Service on 28 May 1943 and buried in Lochmaben Cemetery, Dumfriesshire. (CWG)