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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAD. OFF. IAN R.H. WADDELL.
Ian Robert Hendry Waddell – age 20 – Second Radio Officer, M.V. Narragansett (London) Merchant Navy.
The tanker “Narragansett” was sailing unescorted from Port Arthur in Texas to Halifax, Nova Scotia with a cargo of petroleum when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-105 off the coast of Virginia, USA.
Born 1921 in Galashiels. Son of Robert Hall Waddell and Margaret (Hendry) Waddell of 12 Abbotsford Road, Galashiels.
Killed by Enemy Action/ Lost at Sea on 25 March 1942 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.


PIL. OFF. ROBERT WATSON. [named on the Lauder War Memorial]
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 – 27 December 1941 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
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Kenneth Morrison



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Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not on the memorial

2ND.LT. A. T. FRASER, THE BUFFS.
Angus Thomson Fraser – age 24 – Second Lieutenant (312456) The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) attached to the 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment.
Angus was employed in the boot & shoe department of the Co-operative Society in Galashiels when he enlisted in 1940. He was commissioned from Cadet (984764) in March 1944. The 1st Dorsets landed at Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944 and in the ensuing campaign the Battalion lost heavily, especially among their company, platoon and section commanders. By 1st July across their four rifle companies only one officer remained in the job he had held on D-Day. The Dorsets received reinforcements from other regiments. Angus was killed near Caen and was re-interred at Tilley in June 1945.
Born 1920 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen. Son of Angus Calder Fraser and Isabella Thomson (Fraser) Fraser of 178 Wood Street, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 30 July 1944 and buried in Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Reported as a former pupil of Galashiels Academy in the Southern Reporter of 10/8/1944 p.5

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