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L-CPL. JAMES H. P. SMITH. King's Own Scottish Borderers
James Henderson Poustie Smith – age 21 – Lance Corporal (6425) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB and he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1894 at Luffness Mains, Aberlady, East Lothian. Son of James William Smith and of Jane (Storie) Smith of 43 Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


CPL. JOHN SMITH. South Africa
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PTE. JAMES SNOWDEN. King's Own Scottish Borderers
James Snowden – age 29 – Private (7007) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 James was serving his apprenticeship as a compositor in Galashiels.
Born 1886 in Galashiels. [Ladhope] Son of the late Annie (Brown) Snowden (died 1911) and of Robert Snowden of 83 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels and of "Meadow View," Kelso, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PTE. JAMES G. SPIERS. Scottish Rifles
Note : most records spell the name as SPEIRS.
James Gurney Speirs – age 19 – Private (41521) 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
James was employed by a dentist in Channel Street, Galashiels when he enlisted in November 1915. He was posted as Private (22286) to the 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers in France and was transferred to the Cameronians.
Born 1898 in Galashiels. Son of James and Helen (Brownlee) Speirs of 9 St. Andrew Street, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 11 August 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
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PTE. JOHN E. SPIERS. Royal Scots
Note : most records spell the name as SPEIRS.
John Elliot Speirs – age 22 – Private (19655) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
John was employed as a grocer when he enlisted in December 1914. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre in January 1916 but he was killed six months later on the first day of the battle of the Somme.
Born 1893 in Galashiels as Elliot John Speirs. Son of William and Hannah (Elliot) Speirs of Croft Street, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


SGT. ROBERT SPIERS. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Robert Spiers – age 31 – Sergeant (8845) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 Robert was serving his apprenticeship as a grocer in Galashiels but by 1911 he was with the 1st KOSB in India. At the outbreak of war he was almost certainly a reservist as he landed with the 2nd KOSB at Le Havre on 15 August 1914 as part of the original British Expeditionary Force. He was wounded in April 1915 and again in June. When he recovered he rejoined his old battalion before transferring to the 6th KOSB.
Born 1885 in Galashiels. Son of John and Janet Weatherstone (Buchan) Spiers of Tea Street, Galashiels. Husband of Helen (Murray) Spiers who he married in 1915 in Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 17 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


PTE. JAMES STALKER. Royal Scots
James Stalker – age 39 – Private (31064) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
By 1901 the family had moved from 35 Wood Street in Galashiels to Bathgate in West Lothian and James was employed as a steel sheet worker. He enlisted in 1916 and had been on active service for two years when he was killed. James was buried in Slypskappelle Churchyard, Moorslede but was re-interred in June 1930.
Born 1879 in Galashiels. Son of the late David Stalker (died 1917) and Margaret (Martin) Stalker (died 1910) of Bathgate. Brother of David Stalker of Ashton Place, Bridgend, Bathgate.
Killed in Action on 3 October 1918 and buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Bathgate War Memorial.
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CPL. ADAM R. STEELE. Royal Scots
Adam Rae Steele – age 22 – Private (301583) 1/7th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Adam was a ploughman at Glendearg, Galashiels when he enlisted in May 1916. He joined his battalion in Egypt as Private (4032) in January 1917 and served in Palestine before the moved to France in April 1918. He suffered from a gas attack in August and he was wounded in November, being treated in the 7th Canadian General Hospital at Etaples. Adam returned to his battalion in late November but became ill due to exposure and he died of broncho pneumonia in the 54th General Hospital at Wimereaux.
Born 1896 at Ettrick, Kirkhope, Selkirkshire. Son of Adam and Isabella (Pattison) Steele of Glendearg and of Ashiestiel, Clovenfords. Galashiels.
Died on Service on 10 December 1918 and buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France.


SGT. DAVID STEVENSON. Royal Scots
David Stevenson – age 24 – Corporal (13317) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
David was a mill worker in Walkerburn, Peebleshire when he enlisted and he landed in France with his battalion in May 1915. He was wounded and captured during the battle at Loos in September and remained a prisoner of war until he was repatriated, arriving at Hull on the SS “Porto” on 11 November 1918. David died of pneumonia in the Glencorse Military Hospital near Edinburgh.
Born 1895 in Galashiels. Son of Robert Graham Stevenson and of Janet Richardson (McNairn) Stevenson of Tweedside Cottages, Walkerburn.
Died on Service on 20 February 1919 and buried in Innerleithen Cemetery, Peeblesshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Walkerburn Village War Memorial and on the Peebles War Memorial.


SUB.LT. FREDERICK F. A. STEVENSON. Royal Naval Reserve
Frederick Fotheringham Anderson Stevenson – age 22 – Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Perth, Royal Naval Reserve.
Frederick was educated at Galashiels Academy and at George Watson's College in Edinburgh before he joined the Mercantile Marine in 1913. He joined the RNR as a Midshipman in April 1915 and commanded motor lighters at Gallipoli until January 1916 and in Mesopotamia until June 1916. He was posted to the armed boarding steamer “Perth” and was promoted in April 1917. The “Perth” was escorting a convoy from Gibraltar to Milford Haven when she exchanged gun fire with the German submarine U-139. Frederick and another crew member were killed and were buried at sea.
Born 1896 in Galashiels. Son of Dr. Nathaniel Stevenson and of Jeannie Donnan (Anderson) Stevenson of Park Villa, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1918 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Also named on the George Watson's College memorial and Roll of Honour.
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PTE. ROBERT STEVENSON. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Robert Stevenson – age 36 – Private (203186) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a grocer and aerated water manufacturer at Hunter Square, Galashiels.
Born 1881 in Coldstream, Berwickshire. Son of the late George Dickson Stevenson (died 1907) and of Elizabeth (Gray) Stevenson of Galashiels. Husband of Margaret Anderson (Redpath) Stevenson of 33 Douglas Street, Galashiels who he married in November 1917 in Dunfermline while serving with with the 4th Reserve Battalion of the KOSB.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.


GNR. ANDREW STEWART. Royal Garrison Artillery
Andrew Stewart – age 37 – Gunner (95273) 12th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Andrew was a gardener at Orchard Mains in Traquair, Peebleshire when he enlisted. He was killed along with ten of his comrades when their dug-out was hit by shell-fire.
Born 1880 in Melrose, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Isabella (Stewart) Stewart (died 1909) and of the late Thomas Stewart (died 1914) of Forest Road, Selkirk. Husband of Georgina (Mark) Stewart of 80 Thistle Street, Galashiels who he married in 1906 in Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 12 July 1917 and buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk Roll of Honour, on the Traquair Parish War Memorial and on the Peebles War Memorial.


PTE. JAMES B. STEWART. Canada
James Ballantyne Stewart – age 22 – Private (55935) 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
James and his family had emigrated to Canada in 1912 and he was a carpenter when he enlisted in the 91st Canadian Highlanders in Hamilton, Ontario. He volunteered for overseas service with the 19th Battalion in Toronto in November 1914 and they sailed for England in May 1915, landed in France in September. James was wounded and suffered shell-shock in July 1916 and was killed two months later.
Born 1894 in Galashiels. Son of Donald and Catherine (Ballantyne) Stewart of Maple Avenue and of Glendale Crescent, Hamilton, Ontario.
Killed in Action on 13 September 1916 and buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, Somme, France.

His father Donald, who had served for 15 years with the KOSB Volunteers and Territorials, enlisted in the 91st Canadian Highlanders in Hamilton, Ontario in 1915 and as Corporal (690169) he joined the 173rd Battalion in February 1916. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in November 1916 and served in Reserve Battalions in England until he was discharged from the service in March 1919.
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PTE. ANDREW S. STORIE. M.M. Royal Scots
Andrew Sanderson Storie, Military Medal – age 20 – Private (12882) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Andrew landed with his battalion in France in May 1915. He was killed by a sniper while out on a patrol and was posthumously awarded a MM.
Born 1896 in Galashiels. Son of Thomas and Mary (Sanderson) Storie of 2 Hill Street, Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 14 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


LT. ALLAN H. SULLEY. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Alan Hereford Sulley – age 20 – Second Lieutenant, 9th (Reserve) Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alan was educated at the Bell Baxter School at Cupar, Fife and at Galashiels Academy before attending the Slade School of Fine Art at University College, London when he was 16. A talented artist and musician, he was on the staff of the Daily Mirror when he enlisted in October 1914 and he landed in France as Private (2642) with the 1/6th (Morayshire) Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders in May 1915. He was commissioned in the KOSB in August 1915 and spent some months as a bombing instructor before joining the 2nd KOSB in August 1916. Alan was killed two weeks later at Falfemont Farm. His remains were recovered from the battlefield and re-interred in Delville Wood Cemetery.
Born 1896 in Dumfries. Son of Philip and Mary Ann (Mapple) Sulley of Fidra, Elgin and of 38 Netherby Road, Trinity, Edinburgh.
Philip had been the Surveyor and Assessor of Taxes at Galashiels between 1906 and 1912 and was at Elgin from mid 1913.
Killed in Action on 3 September 1916 and buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Also named on the City and Parish of Elgin War Memorial and on the Slade School of Fine Art memorial.


PTE. ALEXANDER SUTHERLAND. Camerons
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Alexander Fraser Sutherland – age 29 – Private (S/26069) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Born 1888 in Inverness.
Son of Robert and Isabella (Fraser) Sutherland.
Killed in Action on 11 April 1917 and buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, France.

It was reported in August 1917 that Alexander Sutherland, Cameron Highlanders had been killed and that he was the brother of Mrs Frier of 17 Scott Street, Galashiels, and a Mrs Mabel Frier of 17 Scott Street is named on the 1916 Valuation Roll but I cannot trace any other information.
(Jedburgh Gazette 24/8/1917 p.3)
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LT. ANDREW E. SUTHERLAND. Royal Field Artillery
Andrew Ernest Sutherland – age 25 – Lieutenant, “A” Battery, 67th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Andrew was educated at Broughton Higher Grade School in Edinburgh before becoming a dental student at Edinburgh University where he joined the Officer Training Corps in April 1913. He was commissioned in August 1914 and promoted in March 1915. Andrew joined his Brigade in Northern Greece in October 1915 but he was killed a year later in Macedonia.
Born 1892 Galashiels. Youngest son of Andrew Sutherland (former Chief Constable at Galashiels) and of Alexandrina (Grant) Sutherland of 7 Hope Park Terrace, Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 3 October 1916 and buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.

and his brother


LT. JAMES G. SUTHERLAND. Highland Light Infantry

James Gilbert (Bertie) Sutherland – age 26 – Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
James was educated at Galashiels Academy and at Broughton Higher Grade School in Edinburgh before attending Edinburgh University as a student of the Arts in 1907. He joined the Officer Training Corps in November 1911 and was a dental student when he was commissioned in August 1914. James landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was fatally wounded three months later.
Born 1889 in Galashiels. Son of Andrew Sutherland (former Chief Constable at Galashiels) and of Alexandrina (Grant) Sutherland of 7 Hope Park Terrace, Edinburgh.
Died of Wounds on 11 August 1915 and buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France.

Both brothers are also named on the Broughton School memorial and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.
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LT. GEORGE M. SUTHERLAND. King's Own Scottish Borderers
George McDonald Sutherland – age 31 – Second Lieutenant, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was educated in Galashiels and at George Watson's College in Edinburgh before he began his apprenticeship as an architect with Sir Robert Lorimer in Edinburgh. He spent three years in London before emigrating to Toronto in 1912 where he eventually started his own practice. He enlisted as Private (404471) in the 35th Battalion, Canadian Infantry in Toronto in April 1915 and sailed from Montreal in August. He was transferred to the 23rd Reserve Battalion in England as a Corporal and was promoted to Drill Sergeant in November. He was posted to the No.9 Officer Cadet Corps at Gailes in Ayrshire in June 1916 and he was commissioned in the KOSB in September. George joined his battalion in January 1917 but he was killed in the following April and buried in Blagny Military Cemetery. He was re-interred at Souchez after the war.
Born 1886 in Galashiels as George Sutherland. Son of George Paterson Sutherland (former Provost of Galashiels) and of Helen (McDonald) Sutherland of 7 Paton Street, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1917 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
Also named on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

The Galashiels War Memorial was designed by the architect Sir Robert Lorimer and the “Angel of Peace” above the WW1 name plaque was sculpted by George's brother David.
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SIG. JAMES V. F. SWANSTON. Scots Guards
James Veitch Falside Swanston – age 27 – Private (12800) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards
James had been a roadman with the County Council. After several attempts to enlist he was finally accepted into the Scots Guards but he died in the 61st Casualty Clearing Station near Poperinge.
Born 1890 in Galashiels. Son of David and Catherine Kerr Jeffrey (Veitch) Swanston of 84 Scott Street, Galashiels. Husband of Jeanie (Wilson) Swanston who he married in 1913 in Galashiels.
Died of Wounds on 9 September 1917 and buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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