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Mike Morley



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Location: Roberton, Lanarkshire

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PATERSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6781
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Bn
Date of Death: 12/7/1915
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Paterson, of Harryburn Cottage, Lauder, Berwickshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 85 to 93 or 220 to 222.

Note: SNWM states born Leadhills, Lanarkshire.

Also named on Leadhills War Memorial.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT WATSON PILOT OFFICER R.A.F.

Robert Watson – age 22 – Pilot Officer (48277) 50 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.
“Bert” was educated in Lauder and at Galashiels Academy. He joined the RAF in November 1938 and was commissioned from Sergeant (628105) on 17 December 1941. His Hampden bomber had taken off from RAF Wick to support a commando raid on the Norwegian islands of Vaagso and Maaloy, codenamed Operation Archery. It was the first time air support was integrated into the raiding plans from the outset. However the aircraft was shot down and crashed off Norwegian coast. Robert's body was picked up by a naval vessel and he was buried at sea.
Born 1919 in Lauder, Berwickshire. Son of Duncan Turner Watson and Kate Gibb (Macdonald) Watson of Doiran, 42 West High Street, Lauder.
Killed in Action on 27 December 1941 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Also named on the Galashiels Academy memorial.
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