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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Melrose. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, High Cross Avenue. Reply with quote

Melrose. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, High Cross Avenue.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

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DAVID COLVILLE.
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 House, Earlston, Berwickshire.
Chapel-on-Leader sits on the Berwickshire/ Roxburgjhshire county boundary.
Died of Wounds on 18 February 1945 and buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Earlston Parish War Memorial, on the Earlston Parish Church memorial and on the Lauder Burgh & Parish War Memorial in Berwickshire.


MASON FAULKNER
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 Mains, Earleston, Berwickshire.
Sorrowlessfield Mains was located across the county boundary in Roxburghshire.
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 Earlston Parish Church memorial as Roland M. Faulkner and on the Earlston Parish War Memorial as Faulkner, Mason Scots Guards.
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TOM MONTGOMERIE
Tom Montgomerie age 28 Captain (62629) Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) and Special Boat Section attached as 'L' Detachment, Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps.
Tom was commissioned in the Black Watch from the Royal Military College at Sandhurst in February 1934 and promoted to Lieutenant in 1937. He transferred to the 9th Lancers in September 1941 and was promoted to Captain before he returned to his old regiment in June 1942. Tom was killed in a road accident in the Canal Zone, Egypt.
Born 1914 in Irvine, Ayrshire as Thomas. Son of the Hon. Francis Cuninghame Montgomerie and Alice Dudley (Arthur) Montgomerie, of Gattonside House, Melrose.
Died on Active Service on 18 August 1942 and buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.


CHARLES PLATT
Charles John Frederick Platt age 35 Major (35683) 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps.
Charles was educated at Malvern College in Worcestershire and was commissioned from the College Cadet Contingent in July 1928. He joined the 3rd Hussars in September and was promoted to Captain in August 1938. He retired from the Hussars later that year and came to live at Muirhouselaw, his mother's family home, in St. Boswells, Roxburghshire. He rejoined his regiment in 1940 and was acting Major in the Middle East in 1941. After the battle of El Alamein in November 1942, the 9th Armoured Brigade, which had been reduced to a handful of operational tanks, was withdrawn to Syria to regroup and undertake internal security duties. Charles was travelling on the Aleppo-Pererat train when it had a head-on collision. 27 soldiers, including 3 officers and 4 men of the Hussars, were killed.
Born 1907 in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Son of the late Algernon John Frederick Platt (died 1912) and Norah (Cunningham) Platt of Barnby Manor, Newark. Husband of Daphne Victoria (Schroder) Platt of Muirhouselaw, who he married in 1935 in Nantwich, Cheshire.
Died on Service on 4 February 1943 and buried in Aleppo War Cemetery, Syria.
Also named on the Malvern College War Memorial.
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TOM SANDERSON
Thomas Sanderson age 24 Flight Sergeant (992623) 55 squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Tom was an athlete and rugby player and was employed at the head office of the Commercial Bank of Scotland when he enlisted. In November 1942, 55 Squadron was operating from airstrips on the Egypt/Libya border. Three Martin Baltimore light bombers took off to attack the road west of Mersa Metruh but Tom's aircraft did not return.
Born 1918 in Melrose. Son of David and Mary Jane Laidlaw (Forsyth) Sanderson of Melrose.
Missing in Action on 6 November 1942 and named on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial and on the Commercial Bank of Scotland memorial in the RBS Headquarters in Gogarburn near Edinburgh.

His cousin Ian Campbell Miles Sanderson Flying Officer/Pilot (77042) of 221 Squadron was killed on 11 July 1941 when his Wellington bomber crashed in the sea off the Scilly Isles.
He was a son of Thomas Sanderson and of Mary Rosaline (Campbell) Sanderson of Buenos Aires, Argentine
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