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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Kelso War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

2nd LIEUT. J. LESLIE LAIDLAW.
John Leslie Laidlaw age 22 Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
John was educated at Kelso High School and at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh before becoming a student of medicine at Edinburgh University in 1912. He had just completed his second year of study when he was commissioned from the University's Officer Training Corps in October 1914. John joined his battalion in France in February 1916 but was fatally wounded at Longueval on the Somme and died three days later.
Born 1894 in Muthill, Perthshire. Son of the Rev. John Laidlaw and of Johanna Mary (Young) Laidlaw of Muthill and of Kelso United Free Church, later St. John's U.F, Church, Kelso.
Died of Wounds on 20 July 1916 and buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the memorial in Kelso North Church, on the Kelso High School memorial, on the Merchiston Castle School memorial, on the Edinburgh Old College memorial and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W. D. MAIR, M.A.

Named on the Kelso War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

PTE. WALTER D. MAIR.
Walter David Mair age 29 Private (2071) 1/4th Battalion (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots.
Walter was educated at West Ham School in Essex before becoming a student of Arts at Edinburgh University in 1906. He graduated M.A. In 1911, became a teacher at Kelso High School and played for the Kelso Rugby Club. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was fatally wounded a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1885 in West Ham, Essex. Son of the late David Mair of Boundary Road, East Ham, Essex (died 1903) and of Jessie Leishman Mair of 43 Slateford Road, Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 15 July 1915 and buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named as a Teacher on the Kelso High School memorial, and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Kelso War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

MAJOR JAMES D. L. MELROSE.
James Douglas Leitch Melrose age 33 Major, 29th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
James was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh before becoming a Student of Law at Edinburgh University in 1904. He graduated in 1908 and was appointed a Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh in 1909. He was commissioned in the Territorial Forth Companies of the RGA in Edinburgh in April 1913 and was promoted to Lieutenant in August 1914. He was promoted to Captain in June 1916 and went to France in August. James was promoted to Major commanding a Battery in March 1917 but was fatally wounded the following year at Kemmell Hill and died at Boeschepe near Ypres. He was buried in the Churchyard there and was re-interred at Abeele in 1921
Born 1884 in Kelso. Son of the late Margaret (Harvey) Melrose (died 1891) and of former Provost James Melrose of Goshen Bank, Kelso. Husband of Jessie Macpherson (Jenkinson) Melrose of 13 Rutland Street, and of 5 Dean Terrace, Edinburgh who he married in 1916 in Newington, Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 25 April 1918. and buried in Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso Trinity Church memorial, on the George Watson's College memorial, on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen and on the University Old College memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Named on the Kelso War Memorial as:

CAPTAIN JAMES W. CRAWFORD.
James Wolfenden Crawford, M.B., Ch.B. age 32 Captain (128228) Royal Army Medical Corps.
James graduated from Edinburgh University in 1933 and, after various hospital appointments, he joined the practice of Dr. McCracken in Kelso in 1936. He was commissioned in April 1940.
Born 1910 in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Son of Robert and Edith (Wolfenden) Crawford. Husband of Margaret (Pennington) Crawford of Charlesfield, Kelso and of Edinburgh who he married in 1936 in Middleton St. George, County Durham.
Died on Active Service on 5 May 1942 and buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Jedburgh War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

HUGGAN, J. L. LIEUT. R. A. M. C.
James Laidlaw Huggan age 25 Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards.
James was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh from 1896 and at Darlington Grammar School in County Durham before becoming a Student of Medicine at Edinburgh University in 1905. He graduated M.B. & Ch.B. in 1911 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the RAMC in July 1912. He played rugby for the university, for London Scottish and once, in March 1914, for Scotland.
James landed at Le Havre with the 3rd Coldstream Guards on 13 August 1914 but was killed a month later during the battle of the Aisne. He was buried near Soupir but his grave was lost.
Born 1888 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Robert Huggan (died.1892) of Jedburgh and of Isabella Broomfield (Laidlaw) Huggan of Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 16 September 1914 and named on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
Also named on the George Watson's College memorial, on the Darlington Grammar School memorial, on the Old College memorial in Edinburgh University, on the University's Roll of the Fallen, and on the Scottish Rugby Union memorial at Murrayfield, Edinburgh.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.H. CALVERT. M.D.

Not listed by CWGC/SNWM.

Named on the Melrose War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

CAPTAIN W.H. CALVERT.

William Hall Calvert age 56 Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps.
William was educated at the Royal High School in Edinburgh before he became a Student of Medicine at Edinburgh University from 1878 to 1882. He gained his post-graduate MD in 1889. William was in general practice in Melrose for over 25 years until he retired in 1911 and during that time (in March 1900) he became Surgeon-Lieutenant to the 1st Roxburgh and Selkirk -The Border Rifle Volunteer Corps. At the outbreak of war he returned from an extended vacation and was granted a commission in the RAMC. He was attached as a Lieutenant to the 2/6th Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George, near Inverness, in April 1915. He was promoted to Captain but became ill and was obliged to give up his commission. William died in a nursing home in Marylebone, London..
Born 1861 in North Berwick, East Lothian. Son of the late Rev. William Calvert (died 1888) and of the late Mary (McDougall) Calvert (died 1906) of the Manse, North Berwick and of Elmbank Melrose. Husband of Jean (King) Calvert of the Laurels, Melrose who he married in 1892 in Melrose.
Died on 16 June 1917 and buried in Melrose Cemetery.
Also named on the Royal High School memorial and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.
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