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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Laidlaw, MM

CWGC:
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Scots, 12th Battalion
No: 40757
Date of Death: 21st October 1918
Age: 27
Awards; Military Medal
Buried: Vichte Military Cemetery. Grave Ref: I. B. 8
Additional Information: Husband of Jeanie Gilliland (formerly Laidlaw), Buchanan Street, Balfron

SNWM:
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Scots, 12th Battalion
No. 40757
Place of Birth: Tinwald, Dumfriesshire
Date of Death: 21st October 1918
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in action

Commemorated: Currie Parish Civic Memorial (Currie, Balerno & Juniper Green)

Soldiers Died in the Great War: William Laidlaw, Sergeant, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion, No. 40757, M.M.
Born Tinwald, Dumfriesshire. Resided Balerno, Midlothian. Enlisted Edinburgh. Killed in action 21st October 1918

Medal Entitlement (Medal Card Index): William Laidlaw, Sergeant, Royal Scots, No. 40757. British War & Victory Medals

Army Register of Soldier’s Effects: William Laidlaw, M.M., Sergeant, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion, No. 40757.
Killed in action in France 21st October 1918. Widow Jeanie Laidlaw
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The London Gazette
Publication date:11 December 1917 Supplement:30424Page:13015

40757 L./C. W. Laidlaw, R. Scots (Balerno).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HENDERSON James Gnr Balerno & Currie RGA 09/04/1918 Ploegsteert,Be

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

GNR. JAMES HENDERSON. Royal Garrison Artillery
James Henderson – age 43 – Gunner (159202) 254th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
James had been working in a paper mill in Balerno, Currie, Midlothian for about 20 years when he enlisted.
The 254th Battery went to France in February 1917.
Born 1875 in Galashiels. Son of the late Margaret (Wilson) Henderson (died 1893) and of James Henderson of 152 Croft Street, Galashiels.
Husband of Catherine (Carmichael) Henderson of Fairbairn's Buildings, Balerno who he married in 1908 in Edinburgh.
(Source: Midlothian Advertiser 10/5/1918 p.3 and Southern Reporter 16/5/1918 p.5)
Missing in Action on 9 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VEITCH Ian D C Major 38 Currie 04/03/1946 Currie UK.

Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

MAJOR IAN D. C. VEITCH, R.A.M.C.
Ian Donald Cruickshank Veitch, M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.) – age 38 – Major (246179) Royal Army Medical Corps
Ian was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh before studying medicine at Edinburgh University from where he graduated in 1930. He became a G.P. in Galashiels and, as a keen athlete, he was appointed President of the Gala Harriers Club. He was commission in the RAMC in September 1942 and was posted to the 9th India Infantry Brigade. After serving in the Burma campaign in 1944 he was appointed Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services at Bangalore, where he remained until he was invalided home in December 1945. Ian died in the military hospital in Edinburgh Castle.
Born 1907 in Currie, Midlothian. Son of John Veitch (died 1931) and Jessie (Cruickshank) Veitch of Dunnbrae, Lanark Road, Currie, Midlothian. Husband of Elizabeth Isabella (Smith) Veitch of 12 Sime Place, Galashiels and of Edinburgh who he married in 1935 in Aberdeen.
Died on Service on 4 March 1946 and buried in Currie Parish Churchyard, Midlothian.
Also named on the George Watson's College memorial.
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