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Merseman



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanA wrote:
This handsome memorial was unveiled on 13th November, 1921. It is built of Creetown granite and cost £750.

The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, p245

War Memorial, The Green. Thomas J Clapperton, 1925 [presumably wrong]. A Celtic cross on a boulder base.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:53 am    Post subject: Thomas Faichney Reply with quote

Thomas Faichney Pte 291473 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Selkirk 26/05/1882 e Hawick, Roxburgh Age 35 Killed in Action F&F 26/08/1917 Son of Thomas and Mary Faichney, of Hawick. Mother: Mary Edgar Fairbairn. Parents deceased by 1907. 1901 Census: 14 Dickson St; Hawick. Occ: Factory Tweed Web Drawer. Soldiers Effects: Brothers: George & James. Also John. Tyne Cot Memorial M. R. 30 Panel 135 to 136 Earlston Hawick & Hawick - St. John's Church
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Captain A. H. Steedman, Scottish Rifles. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 3rd April, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
STEEDMAN.-
Died abroad, on 30th March, of wounds received on 24th March, Captain Arthur Haldane Steedman, Scottish Rifles, aged 31, husband of Winifred Steedman, 48 Regent's Park Road, London, and son of the late John Steedman, bank agent, Earlston, and of Mrs Steedman, Braighieacainn (or something very like it), Oban."

Same publication, day, date :-
"CASUALTIES Notes on Officers
CAPTAIN A. H. STEEDMAN S.R.
Captain Arthur Haldane Steedman, S.R., died in France of wounds received in the course of a raid on the enemy's trenches, was the third son of the late Mr John Steedman, bank agent, Earlston, and of Mrs Steedman, Brai???, Oban. He was for a number of years in ??? of the Commercial Bank of Scotland, first at St. Vincent Street branch, Glasgow, and later in the head office in Edinburgh. About eight years ago he went to Vernon, British Columbia, to take up an appointment there and at the outbreak of war he was city accountant for Vernon."
(Dreadful newsprint. Blurred, torn and blotchy.)

SNWM - WW1
Surname STEEDMAN
Forename A H
Rank Capt
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth Earlston
Date of death 30 March 1917
Theatre of death France
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 10th Bn.

CWGC - STEEDMAN, A.H.
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 30/03/1917. (Died of wounds.)
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 10th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 2.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
Additional Information: Husband of A. H. Steedman, of 48, Regent's Park Rd., London.

1891 Census Stirlings., Falkirk, Ingleside House, recorded (transcription):- Arthur Steedman (4), son, born Berwicks., Earlston; John Steedman (38 ), Bank Agent, born Kirkcudbrights., Troqueer; Isabella Steedman (36), Wife born Earlston; siblings.
1901 Census Lanarks., Douglas, Commercial Bank House, recorded (transcription):- Arthur Steedman (14), Scholar, son, born Earlston; John Steedman (48 ), Bank Agent, born Troqueer; Isabella Steedman (46), Wife, born Earlston; siblings.

Berwickshire News, Tuesday, 1st February, 1916, page 3:-
"FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA TO ENLIST
Recently Mr Arthur Steedman, youngest son of the late Mr John Steedman, banker, Earlston, left British Columbia where he had been settled for some time, to return to this country for the purpose of "doing his bit" for the defence of King and Country. His friends here have received word that he has got a commission in the Scottish Rifles. A brother of his , Mr Robert Steedman, some time ago left Burmah and good prospects for a similar reason. He is now an officer in the H.L.I. Such patriotism forbids the veriest pessimist to despair."

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 5654
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ELLIOT, HENRY. PTE. K.O.S.B.

Named on the Stobs War Memorial, near Hawick, Roxburghshire as:

PTE. HENRY ELLIOT, FLEX.
Henry Elliot – age 36 – Private (29367) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Henry was the farm steward at Flex when he enlisted in the 2/4th KOSB in November 1914. He was posted to the 2nd KOSB in France in 1916 but transferred to the 7th/8th Battalion.
Born 1881 in Oxnam, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Robert Elliot (died 1917) and of Annie (Jardine) Elliott of Bedrule, Roxburghshire. Husband of Catherine Wright (Paxton) Elliott of Acre Cottage, West End, Earlston and of Scraesburgh, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire who he married in 1910 in St. Boswells, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 27 February 1917 and buried in Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEORGE, LORD BINNING. B. GEN.

From Wikipedia:
Brigadier-General George Baillie-Hamilton, Lord Binning, CB, MVO, DL (24 December 1856 – 12 January 1917) was a British Army officer; he was styled "Lord Binning" as a courtesy title.
He retired from the army in 1907, but remained in the Territorial Force as commanding officer of the Lothians and Border Horse, and served as His Majesty΄s Lieutenant of the County of Berwick from 1901 until he died.
He was appointed a temporary Brigadier-General in December 1915, on receiving command of 41st Brigade in 14th (Light) Division. He remained in command until April 1916, returning to blighty to take charge of 11th Mounted Brigade.


CWGC has:
Brigadier General
BINNING, Lord GEORGE BAILLIE HAMILTON.
Died 12/01/1917
Aged 60
Royal Horse Guards
Commanding Lothians and Border Horse
C B, M V O
Son of George, 11th Earl of Haddington; husband of Lady Binning, of Tyninghame, Prestonkirk, East Lothian. Served in Egyptian Campaign (1882), and Black Mountain Expedition (1891).
TYNINGHAME BURIAL GROUND (with photo of grave marker)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two WW2 casualties:

COLVILLE, DAVID. CAPT. KOSB.

David Colville – age 25 – Captain (78234) 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
David was educated at Eton College and was a cadet lance sergeant in the O.T.C. when he was commissioned in the 4th KOSB in November 1938. He landed with his battalion in Brittany in France in 1940 and landed at Ostend in Belgium in October 1944. He led his troops in the assault on Walcheren Island, at the mouth of the Scheldt, in November. David was buried in Marienbosch Cemetery, Nijmegen but was re-interred in Jonkerbos in April 1947.
Born 1920 in Shettleston, Glasgow. Son of David and Elizabeth (Fraser or Thompson) Colville of Chapel-on-Leader, Earlston, Berwickshire.
Died of Wounds on 18 February 1945 and buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church memorial in Melrose, on the Earlston Parish Church memorial and on the Lauder Burgh & Parish War Memorial in Berwickshire.


FAULKNER, MASON. SGT. SCOTS GUARDS.

Roland Mason Faulkner – age 28 – Sergeant (2696921) 1st Glider Pilot Regiment, Army Air Corps.
Roland had joined the Scots Guards at the outbreak of war but at some point he volunteered to be a glider pilot. He served on the landings in Normandy on D-Day in June 1944 and at Arnhem in September 1944. Roland was piloting an Hotspur II Glider at the 3 Glider Training School at Honiton Clyst, Devon when a fault with the towing cable caused the glider to crash.
Born 1917 Rotherham, Yorkshire. Son of George and Catherine Faulkner of Sorrowlessfield, Earleston, Berwickshire. Husband of Joan Yvonne (Tribe) Faulkner, of 49 Warwick Avenue, Maida Hill, London who he married in 1944 in Paddington, London.
Died on Service on 25 March 1945 and buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery, Devon.
Also named on the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church memorial in Melrose as Mason Faulkner, and on the Earlston Parish Church memorial as Roland M. Faulkner.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOTMAN, JAMES. PTE. CAMERONS.

Named on the Gattonside Village War Memorial, Melrose. Roxburghshire as:

JAMES NOTMAN.
James Notman – age 19 – Private (S/18499) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was a farm servant at Kittyfield Farm, Gattonside, Melrose when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined his battalion in Belgium in October but was killed less than two months later.
Born 1896 in Ledgerwood, Berwickshire. Son of the late Susan (Anderson) Notman (died 1896) and of Alexander Notman.
In 1901 James was living with his grandparents James and Christina (Craise) Notman at Gatalaw Farm Cottage, Kelso and he named his father and his grandmother as his legatees.
Killed in Action on 27 November 1915 and buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.
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