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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Robert Fotheringham, C. O. H. S.

Who he?????


Fotheringham appears to be the only one listed without rank. I have no idea what C.O.H.S. stands for.

However, I'm almost certain this is the man. I will let those interested peruse the records themselves;

Robert Fotheringham 2818 enlists in the 58th Brigade 1880 (Ancestry)
Re-enlists A. & S. 4626 Highlanders 1914 (Ancestry)
1901 Census - Residing Alloa (Ancestry)
1911 Census - Residing Ochil Place, Alloa
Died a pensioner (not noted on DC) 2nd July, 1918 from aneurism of aorta
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark - he is who you thought. (and he was a Perthshire man!)
I found his history (and many others on this memorial) at
http://www.edinburghs-war.ed.ac.uk/sites/default/files/pdf_Hillfoots_Fatalities_0.pdf

I think the rank is CQMS.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha!.... and what a fantastic PDF resource for that area.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am unsure whether Fotheringham would fit the criteria for CWGC status but he is discharged - aneurism (aortic) and his cause of death is aortic aneurism. Stated by the Medical Board to have been 'aggravated by service since the declarataion of War' !!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jings, crivens, help ma boab!

I posted the Hillfoots Fatalities in 2014!

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=8985&highlight=hillfoots

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John A. Johnstone, Lieut.

Named on the Yarrow Parish War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

LIEUT. JOHN ANDREW JOHNSTONE. R.F.A.
John Andrew Johnstone – age 22 – Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Field Artillery
John was the main male heir of the family of Johnstone of Alva, Clackmannanshire. The estates of Alva and The Hangingshaw, Selkirkshire, were purchased in the 18th century by John Johnstone, younger son Sir James Johnstone, third Baronet Westerhall, Dumfriesshire, who commanded the artillery at Plassey in 1757, made fortune, came home, and went into Parliament.
John was educated at Eton College, Berkshire and at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in London from where he was commissioned in December 1912. He landed with the 31st Battery of the 37th Howitzer Brigade in the 4th Division on 23 August 1914. At some point he joined the Royal Flying Corps but was killed when he fell out of his aircraft.

Born 1893 in Kingston, Surrey. Son of the late Major James Henry L'Estrange Johnstone, M.V.O., Royal Engineers (died 1906) formerly of Vins Lodge, Wimbledon and of The Hangingshaw, Selkirk, and of Amy Octavia (Wauchope) Johnstone of 8 Cadogan Court Gardens, London.

Killed in Action on 20 May 1915 and buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John A H Robertson, Trooper, Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, (see page 1) is also commemorated on the Stirling War Memorial. He was an auctioneer's clerk, employed by Speedie Brothers, livestock agents in Stirling.
According to the Hillfoots Fatalities PDF, his name is also on the memorials for: Alva St Serf's Church (Parish Church of Alva) and Dollar Academy; there is a photograph of him in the Dollar Magazine of 1918.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the WW2 panel

WILLIAM KEITH, SGT.

Named on the Galashiels War Memorial in Selkirkshire as:

SGT. WM. KEITH, BLACK WATCH (R.H.)
William James Keith – age 32 – Sergeant (2760927) 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
William was a former student of the Scottish Woollen Technical College in Galashiels and was reported as “a native of Alva”. He was born in London when his father was a Sergeant in the Metropolitan Police but by 1923 the family were in Alva, Clackmannanshire. He had worked in the Dalmore Works in Alva and then as a designer at the Otterburn Tweed Company near Carlisle before he enlisted in 1940. He served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy before landing at Normandy in June 1944. William was killed at La Roche in the Ardennes, Belgium and was buried in Rendeux but he was re-interred in 1947.
(Source: Stirling Observer 1/2/1945 p.5)
Born 1913 in Islington, London. Son of James and Margaret Ann (Pirie) Keith of Minto Gardens, Alva, Clackmannanshire. Husband of Elizabeth (Cranston) Keith of Scott Crescent, Galashiels who he married in 1940 in Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 11 January 1945 and buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Galashiels Old Church memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W. Easton, Pte.

Named on the Selkirk War Memorial and Roll of Honour as:

EASTON, JOHN W., PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1914-15.
John William Easton – age 23 – Private (S/6398) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
John was a three-quarters for Selkirk Rugby Club and a sprinter who won the Common-Riding handicap in 1913. He enlisted at Stirling and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1893 in Selkirk. Son of Charles Elliott Easton and of Marion (Spence) Easton of Ettrick Road, Selkirk and of Primrose Cottage, West Stirling Street, Alva, Clackmannanshire.
Missing in Action on 27 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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