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The first lines of the following are taken from the Selkirk Roll of Honour.

HOGG, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
William Hogg – age 28 – Corporal (6720) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a mill worker when he enlisted 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 1887 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of Richard and Margaret (Pittillo) Hogg who had married in 1884 in Selkirk. Husband of Barbara (Mitchell) Hogg of 10 South Port, Selkirk who he married in 1907 in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


HOWE, JAMES, SERGEANT, K.O.S.B., 1914-17.
James Howe – age 44 – Sergeant (7233) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a reservist, living at Hallidays Park in Selkirk, and he joined his battalion in Belgium in December 1914.
Born 1873 in Carlisle. Son of ???? Husband of Dorothea Mary (Little) Mill Street, Selkirk and of Edinburgh who he married in 1906 in Carlisle.
Missing in Action on 4 October 1917 and named on he Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


HUME, GEORGE, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
George Hume – age 34 – Lance Corporal (6725) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was employed as a pattern weaver at the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted in August 1914 and 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 1881 in Walkerburn, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire. Son of the late Isabella (Sanderson) Hume (died 1912) and of Henry Hume of 66 Tweedside Cottages, Walkerburn.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Walkerburn and Peebles War Memorials, on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial and on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.


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IRVING, JOHN, PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1917.
John Irving – age 30 – Private (S/19739) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
John was a grocer to trade and was living at 5 Millar Street in Crieff, Perthshire when he married in January 1915. He was employed by MacEwan and Co. of Stirling, was managing their store in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire and was living at Penzance House in Henderson Street when he enlisted in November 1915. He was mobilised in April 1917 and joined his battalion in France in June 1917.
Born 1887 in Selkirk as Irvine. Son of the late Benjamin Irvine and of the late Jane (Fraser) Irving (both died in 1908 in Selkirk) Husband of Helen (Bradley) Irving of 9 Back Feus, Selkirk who he married in 1915 in Crieff.
His daughter Mary was born in Selkirk on 25 May 1917.
Missing in Action on 17 October 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Crieff War Memorial and on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


JAMIESON, JAMES, PRIVATE, S. AFRICAN E.F., 1915-16.
James Jamieson – age 31 – Private (9124) 3rd Regiment, South African Infantry.
In 1901 James, aged 16, was serving his apprenticeship as a watchmaker in Selkirk. He served in the campaign in German South West Africa in 1915 before volunteering for overseas service and he sailed from Cape Town in March 1916, joining the 3rd Regiment on France in August. James was killed at Butte de Warlencourt two months later.
Born 1885 in Selkirk. Son of the late Peter Jamieson (died 1905) and of the late Elizabeth (Hogg) Jamieson (died 1902) formerly of Back Row, Selkirk. His brother William of Forest Road, Selkirk was named as his next of kin.
Killed in Action on 11 October 1916 and buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.


JAMIESON, JAMES R., CORPORAL, H.L.I., 10 MONTHS.
James Rae Jamieson – age 23 – Corporal (2616) 1/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
James was trained in the tweed industry and was a commercial traveller for a Glasgow company. He was living at 24 Havelock Street, Dowanhill in Glasgow, when he enlisted and he landed with his battalion in France in November 1914.
Born 1892 in Selkirk. Son of James and Mary (Rae) Jamieson of Howbottom, Selkirk and of Drumlanrig Square in Hawick.
Killed in Action on 9 July 1915 and buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France,
Also named on the Hawick and Glasgow Rolls of Honour.
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JOHNSTON, CHARLES, CORPORAL, ROYAL SCOTS, 1915-17, M.M.
Charlie Johnston, Military Medal – age 20 – Corporal (351045) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Charles was Oliver Dux Medalist at Selkirk High School in 1913. He joined his battalion as Private (3454) in France in December 1915. He was a Lance Corporal when he was awarded a M.M. for actions in late 1916.
Born 1896 in Selkirk. Son of the late Ebenezer Young Johnston (died 1914) and of Hannah (Redpath) Johnston, of Goslaw Green, Selkirk and of 235, Galapark Road, Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Died of Wounds on 26 April 1917 and buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


JOHNSTON, WALTER, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Note: All records spell the family name with an “e”.
Walter Johnstone – age 19 – Lance Corporal (6586) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was a millworker in Selkirk when he enlisted in the Territorial 4th KOSB in November 1913 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 1896 in Selkirk. Son of Robert and Janet (Rae) Johnstone of 30 Heatherlie, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM, SERGEANT, CAN. E.F., 1915-17.
William Johnstone – age 42 – Sergeant (703516) 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
William was working as a teamster when he enlisted at Lillooet in British Columbia in January 1916. He sailed with his battalion from Halifax, Nova Scotia in June and they landed in France in August. William was promoted to Sergeant in April 1917 but he was killed two months later.
Born 1875 in Selkirk. Son of the late Robert Johnstone, a Saddler (died 1912) and of the late Eliza (Rutherford) Johnstone (died 1901) formerly of 10 Market Place, Selkirk. William named his sister Mrs. Jessie McIntyre of Eastfield, Selkirk as his next of kin.
Missing in Action on 9 June 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
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JOYCE, MARTIN, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-16.
Martin Joyce – age 29 – Private (7234) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Martin played football for the Selkirk Club and was employed at Yarrow Mill before working in the yarn store at Forest Mill in Selkirk. He had served as Private (9128) in the 1st KOSB until 1906 and he joined the National Reserve in August 1914. He was posted to the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in June 1915 and moved to France in March 1916. He was transferred to the 2nd KOSB in May but he was killed two months later on the Somme.
Born 1886 in Selkirk. Son of the late Martin Joyce (died 1910) and of Euphemia (Wight) Joyce of Dunsdale Cottages, Selkirk. Husband of Elizabeth Hunter (Thom) Joyce of 70 Bridge St., Selkirk who he married on 31 December 1909 in Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 22 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


KEDDIE, JOHN, PRIVATE, CAN. E.F., 1916-18.
John Keddie – age 29 – Private (859543) 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) Canadian Infantry.
John was employed at St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk before the Keddie family emigrated to Canada in February 1906. He was working as a teamster and he was a member of the local militia, the 69th Cameron Highlanders of Canada, when he volunteered for overseas service with the 179th Battalion at Winnipeg, Manitoba in January 1916. He was promoted to Sergeant in July and sailed with the battalion in October 1916. John became an Instructor in the Reserve Battalions in England before he volunteered for service in France and he was posted as a Private to the 16th Battalion in October 1917.
Born 1889 in Selkirk. Son of Thomas and Sarah (Nelson) Keddie of Heatherlie, Selkirk and of Nairn Avenue, Winnipeg. Husband of Agnes Henderson (Currie) Keddie of 704 Government Avenue and of 503 Nairn Avenue, Elmwood, Winnipeg who he married in 1913 in Winnipeg.
Killed in Action on 28 July 1918 and buried in Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension, France,
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KENNAWAY, ALEXANDER, PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1914.
Alexander Kennaway – age 35 – Private (7514) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Alexander was a reservist and was recalled at the outbreak of war. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in mid-August 1914 but he was reported missing two months later. Initially he was thought to be a prisoner of war but this could not be confirmed by the Red Cross and it was accepted that he had been killed.
Born 1879 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of William and Wilhelmina (Little) Kennaway of Selkirk. Husband of Sarah Paterson (Murray) Kennaway of 37 Chapel Street, Selkirk who he married in 1910 in Walkerburn, Peebleshire as Alexander Little Kennaway.
Missing in Action on 21 October 1914 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.


LAUDER, JOHN, PRIVATE, CAN. E.F., 1916-17.
John Lauder – age 20 – Private (292245) 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
John and his mother Maria and his two brothers sailed to Canada in December 1906 to join his father at Carberry in Manitoba. He was farming when he enlisted at Cypress River, Manitoba in February 1916. and he sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in November, joining his battalion in France in December 1916.
Born 1896 in Selkirk. Son of William Glendinning Lauder and Marie (Gill) Lauder of Sidney, Manitoba and of Cypress River, Manitoba.
Missing in Action on 28 April 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Cypress River War Memorial plaque.


LAWRIE, ARTHUR, PRIVATE, R.S.F., 1916.
Arthur Lawrie – age 20 – Private (23997) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Arthur was employed in the Ayrshire Market in Selkirk when he enlisted.
Born 1896 in Selkirk. Son of Robert and Agnes (Hay) Lawrie of Victoria Crescent, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 30 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.
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LAWSON, CHARLES, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1Ό YEARS.
Charles Lawson – age 19 – Private (18367) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles had been in service at Tillypronie House in Aberdeenshire and was a footman at Whitmuir Hall, Selkirk when he enlisted in March 1915. He joined his battalion in France in March 1916 but he was killed three months later.
Born 1897 in Cluny, Aberdeenshire. Son of James and Barbara (Craig or Gibb) Lawson, of The Gardens, Hillside, Tillypronie, Tarland, Aberdeenshire.
Killed in Action on 4 June 1916 and buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the Logie-Coldstone, Migvie and The Braes War Memorial in Aberdeenshire.


LEES, GIDEON, PRIVATE, ROYAL H., 1916.
Gideon Lees – age 20 – Private (S/12513) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Gideon was employed in the milling house of Gardiner's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted.
Born 1896 in Earlston, Berwickshire. Son of Alexander and Jessie (Fleming) Lees of 54 Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 18 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


LEES, MICHAEL, PRIVATE, CAMERON H., 1914-15.
Michael Lees – age 23 – Private (S/10485) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Michael was a shoemaker and played rugby and cricket for the Selkirk Clubs. He enlisted in 1914 and joined his battalion in France in August 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Loos.
Born 1892 in Selkirk. Son of Richard and Elizabeth (Nichol) Lees of 56 Back Row, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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LEES, THOMAS, SERGEANT, SCOTTISH RIFLES, 1914-16.
Thomas Lees – age 24 – Sergeant (18700) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Thomas was employed in the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk when he enlisted as Private (31260) in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1914. He transferred to the Scottish Rifles and joined his battalion in France in August 1915.
Born 1892 in St. Rollox, Glasgow. Son of the late John and Ann (MacDonald) Lees who had married in 1891 in Walkerburn. In 1891 John, aged 30, was a cabinetmaker at St Rollox, Glasgow. Husband of Catherine Janet Lees of 27 Heatherlie Park, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 15 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial and on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.



LEWIS, WILLIAM A., PRIVATE, R.A.M.C, 1914-15.
William Angus Lewis – age 24 – Private (32834) 30th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
William landed with the 10th (Irish) Division at Gallipoli in early August 1915 but due to illness he was evacuated to the Colonial Hospital on Gibraltar where he died.
Born 1890 in Selkirk. Son of James and Adaline (Patterson) Lewis of 2 Marion Crescent, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 21 September 1915 and buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery, Gibraltar.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


LIDDERDALE, BERT, TROOPER, SCOTTISH HORSE, 1914-17.
Robert George Hunter Lidderdale – age 26 – Private (4174) 1st/1st Scottish Horse Yeomanry.
Bert was employed in his father's drapery business when he enlisted in September 1914. A year later he landed at with his unit at Gallipoli as dismounted troops and while there he suffered frost-bite before the evacuation to Egypt. He was then transferred to the newly formed 13th (Scottish Horse Yeomanry) Battalion of the Black Watch and was posted to Salonica in northern Greece in October 1916 but he contracted dysentery on the journey. Robert was admitted to hospital as soon as the ship docked and appeared to be recovering but after a sudden relapse he died.
Born 1890 in Selkirk. Son of Peter Hunter Lidderdale (died May 1918) of 16 Market Place, Selkirk and of Jane (Heatlie) Lidderdale of 15 Hill Street, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 21 January 1917 and buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


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LILLICO, PETER M., PRIVATE, A. & S.H., 1914-17.
Peter Marshall Lillico – age 19 – Private (277388) 1/7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Peter was an apprentice gardener at Philiphaugh, Selkirk when he enlisted as Private (5667) in the A&SH Reserve in August 1914. He joined his battalion in France in June 1916 but was wounded at Beaumont Hamel and was admitted to the 3rd Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne in November. He rejoined his battalion in February 1917 and had been back for just two weeks when he was fatally wounded. Peter died in the 30th Casualty Clearing Station at Aubigny.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of William and Eliza Agnes (Marshall) Lillico of Goslaw Green, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 16 March 1917 and buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


LINTON, CHARLES H., CORPORAL, CAN. E.F., 1914-16.
Charles Hogg Linton – age 24 – Private (73618) 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Charles had been an employee at Millar's Laundry in Selkirk before he emigrated to Canada in March 1913. He was farming in Saskatchewan when he enlisted at Saskatoon in October 1914 and he sailed with his battalion from Montreal in May 1915. They landed in France in September 1915.
Born 1892 in Selkirk. Son of the late Alexander Linton (died 1915) and Agnes Charlotte (Rae) Linton of 6 Market Street and of 10 Milburn Place, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 2 October 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


LINTON, JOHN K., PRIVATE, OTAGO INF., 1916-17.
John Keddie Linton – age 24 – Private (32686) 2nd Battalion, Otago Regiment, New Zealand Infantry.
In 1901 John, his brother Alexander and his widowed mother were living at Heathview, Hillside Terrace, Selkirk. John's father had been farm manager at Green Dykes Farm at Broxburn, West Lothian and in 1910 John became a student of science at Edinburgh University and studied agriculture at the East of Scotland College of Agriculture before he went to New Zealand in 1913. He was a ploughman at Manuka Creek, South Island when he enlisted in May 1916 and he sailed in November 1916. John joined his battalion in France in March 1917.
Born 1893 in Broxburn, Uphall, West Lothian. Son of the late Archibald Linton (died 1896) and of Margaret (Keddie) Linton, of "The Oaks," Benhill Wood Road, Sutton, Surrey (where she lived with her son Alexander who married there in 1926), and later of Heatherlie View, Heatherlie Terrace, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, New Zealand Apse, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial and on the Edinburgh Universty Roll of the Fallen.
His brother Alexander was commissioned in the Royal Scots in January 1915 and was awarded a Military Cross as Temporary Second Lieutenant Alexander Linton, 13th Battalion, The Royal Scots.
“For conspicuous gallantry and determination on "Hill 70 " on 26th September, 1915.
He repeatedly rallied his men and held on to his position with a few men till midnight,
26th-27th September, when practically everyone else had withdrawn.”
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LOCKIE, GEORGE E., LANCE-CORPORAL, AUS. E.F., 2½ YEARS.
George Edgar Lockie – age 29 – Lance Corporal (2166A) 45th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
George was a baker when he enlisted at Liverpool, New South Wales in April 1915. He sailed from Sydney in June and landed at Gallipoli in July but contracted influenza and was evacuated to the 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital at Mudros in September. He was considered unfit for active service and was posted to Egypt in January 1916 to serve in a Training battalion until he was posted to the 45th in France in June. He was promoted in December 1916.
Born 1887 in Selkirk. Son of the late George Lockie (died 1915) and of Helen (Edgar) Lockie of Forest Road and of 38A, Curror Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 7 June 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


LOCKIE, HUGH, PRIVATE, CAN. E.F., 1 YEAR.
Hugh Lockie – age 34 – Private (68143) 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles) Canadian Infantry.
Hugh served his apprenticeship as a butcher with the Selkirk Co-operative Society before he moved to Edinburgh in about 1900. He emigrated to Canada in the spring of 1913 and joined the police force in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He enlisted there in January 1915 and sailed with his battalion in May, landing in France in September. Hugh was killed a month later.
Born 1882 in Selkirk. Son of the late Agnes Reid (Harvey) Lockie (died 1898) and of John Lockie of Raeburn Meadow, Selkirk. Husband of Davina (Gill) Lockie of 26 Wardlaw Street and of 2 Moat Terrace, Edinburgh who he married in 1907 in Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 13 October 1915 and buried in La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Belgium.


LOCKIE, THOMAS, A.B., R.N.V.R., H.M.S. ADENWEN, 1916-17.
Thomas Lockie – age 19 – Able Seaman (Clyde Z/7940) S.S. Adenwen, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Thomas was an ironmonger's assistant when he enlisted in the Royal Naval Division in April 1916. He was transferred to the RNVR in September 1916 and he was a gunner on the Defensively Armed Merchant Ship “Adenwen” when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC-65 in the St. George's Channel off the coast of Ireland. She was inbound for Liverpool with a cargo of sugar from Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Born 1898 in Barrhead, Renfrewshire. Son of Robert and Hellen or Nellie (Martin or Welsh) Lockie of The Temperance Hotel, Selkirk.
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea on 25 March 1917 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.
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LUMGAIR, ROBERT R. M., CAPTAIN, K.O.S.B., 1914-17.
Robert Robertson Morrison Lumgair – age 26 – Captain 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Known as Morris he was a director of the woollen manufacturer Gibson & Lumgair of St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk. Educated at Oatlands College, Harrogate and at Uppingham College, Rutland, he was commissioned in the Territorial 4th KOSB in December 1912, promoted to Lieutenant in February 1915 and landed with the 1/4th KOSB at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt, where he was promoted to Captain in June 1916, and in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1890 in Melrose, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Andrew Gray Lumgair (died 1911) of The Priory, Selkirk and of the late Isabella Stevenson (Morrison) Lumgair (died 1915) of Eildon View, Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Husband of Gladys Marguerite (Laidlaw) Lumgair of Rosalee, Hawick, Roxburghshire who he married in 1914 in Hawick.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.


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MACAULAY, WILLIAM B., PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1915-16.
William Birrell Macaulay – age 19 – Private (3392) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
William was a law clerk in a solicitors' office in Selkirk when he enlisted and he joined his battalion in France in October 1915. William was badly wounded in July 1916 and had a leg amputated before he was evacuated to the 1st Scottish General Hospital at Albyn Place in Aberdeen where he died.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of the late James Macaulay formerly of the Fleece Hotel in Selkirk (died 1910) and of Ellen (Caird) Macaulay of 45 St. George's Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Died of Wounds on 11 August 1916.
Commonwealth War Grave – William is named on the Thiepval Memorial in France but is now known to be buried in Newcastle-on-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery. CWGC has this in hand.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.


M'BAIN, ANDREW I., PRIVATE, ROYAL H., 1915-17.
Andrew Chisholm Inglis McBain – age 26 – Private (201508) 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
In 1901 the family had moved to Edinburgh and by 1911 (with Andrew) they were in Aberdeen.
Born 1891 in Selkirk. Son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Inglis) McBain of Langlogie, Meigle and of The Craig, Alyth, both in Perthshire. Grandson of the late Andrew McBain of Tower Terrace, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 19 September 1917 and buried in Cement House Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Meigle War Memorial in Perthshire.
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M'CLORY, JAMES B„ PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-16.
James Brown McClory – age 32 – Private (4542) 12th Provisional Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a woollen pattern weaver when he enlisted in the KOSB Reserve. He died of tuberculosis at his home in Selkirk.
Born 1883 in Galashiels. [Ladhope] Son of the late John McClory (died 1909) and of the late Jean (Bell) McClory (died 1911) Husband of Annie Herriot Ballantyne McClory of 28 Curror Street, Selkirk who he he married in 1909 in Selkirk.
Died on Service on 29 March 1916 and buried in Selkirk Cemetery. (CWG)


MACDONALD, THOMAS H., LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914-18.
Thomas Harveson Macdonald – age 23 – Lance Corporal (29360) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas came to Selkirk from Arbroath in 1910. He was living at 32 South Port Selkirk and was employed at Forest Mill when, as Private (6501) of the Territorial 4th KOSB, he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with the 1/4th KOSB at Gallipoli in June 1915 and served with them until his term of service expired. At some point he re-enlisted and joined the 7th/8th KOSB in France. Thomas was buried in Dommiers British Cemetery and was re-interred at Vauxbuin in 1920.
Born 1895 in Arbroath, Angus. Son of the late Charles Macdonald (died 1905) and Margaret (McQueen) Macdonald (died 1901) of Arbroath.
Husband of Jeanie Dow (Soutar) Macdonald of 28 Upper Craigs, Stirling who he married in 1917 in Stirling when he was serving with the 7th/8th KOSB.
Brother of Mary McQueen (Macdonald) Henderson of Raeburn Place, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 1 August 1918 and buried in Vauxbuin French National Cemetery, France
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial in Selkirk.


M'GREGOR, WILLIAM, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
William McGregor – age 27 – Private (16044) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1888 in Selkirk. Son of William and Margaret (Scott) McGregor of 71 Forrest Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
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M'GUIRE, HARRY, SERGEANT, GORDON H., 1914-16.
Henry Maguire, Military Medal – age 31 – Lance Sergeant (S/2621) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Harry enlisted in Motherwell and joined his battalion in France in February 1915. His brother-in-law, Sergeant Arthur Skinner of Bernard's Wynd in Lanark, was told of his death at High Wood on the Somme and in December 1916 it was announced that he had been awarded a M.M.
Born 1885 in Lanark as Henry Oliver Maguire. Son of the late John Maguire (died 1904 in Lanark) and of the late Elizabeth (Mallon or Mullins) Maguire (died 1891 in Selkirk)
In 1891 at South Port in Selkirk there were John 38, Elizabeth 37, Agnes 16, John 14, Joseph 11, Rose 8, Henry 6, Maggie 4, and Kate 2. Mary Jane aged 8 was there in 1881.
His brother John and his sisters Mary Jane, Mrs. Agnes Skinner, Rose, and Mrs. Margaret Reilly were named as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 20 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Lanark War Memorial as Sgt. Henry O. Maguire, M.M. 2nd Gordons.

and his brother

M'GUIRE, JOE, SERGEANT, K.O.S.B., 1916.

Joseph Maguire – age 35 – Sergeant (9256) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 Joseph, aged 22, was a cabinetmaker living in the High Street, Lanark with his widowed father John and his sister Maggie, 14. At some point he enlisted in the KOSB and he was serving with his battalion at Lucknow in India in August 1914. The battalion returned to England via Egypt in December 1914 and then sailed again landing at Cape Helles on Gallipoli on 25 April. Joseph was killed during the landings.
Born 1880 in Selkirk as Joseph Maguire. Son of the late John Maguire (died 1904 in Lanark) and of the late Elizabeth (Mallon or Mullins) Maguire (died 1891 in Selkirk) Husband of Mary (Cairney) who he married in February 1914 in Karachi, India when he was a Sergeant with the 1st KOSB at Lucknow.
Mary was living at 60 Wellgate in Lanark when she died in St. Mary's Hospital in 1933. Her death was registered by her son Joseph who had been born in February 1915.
Missing in Action on 26 April 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Lanark War Memorial as Sgt. Joseph Maguire, 1st K.O.S.B.
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MACINTYRE, JOHN, SERGEANT-MAJOR, SCOTTISH RIFLES, 1914-18.
John Macintyre – age 28 – Company Sergeant Major (15271) 11th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John was a gardener at Stobo Castle in Peebleshire and was a trombone player in the Selkirk Silver Band. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in September 1915 but in November they moved to Salonika in northern Greece.
Born 1891 in Selkirk as McIntyre. Son of Peter and Mary Smith (Scott) Macintyre of 44 Back Row, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 19 September 1918 and buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the Stobo section of the Peebles War Memorial and on the Stobo Kirk memorial as McIntyre.



MACKINTYRE, HENRY, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Note: All military and civil records have McIntyre.
Henry Macintyre – age 34 – Private (8082) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 Henry was a miner living with his wife and family at Gorebridge, Stobhill, Midlothian. As a reservist he was recalled at the outbreak of war and joined his battalion in France in September 1914. Henry was shot by a sniper.
Born 1881 in Selkirk as Henry Evatt McIntyre. Son of the late Henry McIntyre (died 1898) and Catherine (Kay) McIntyre (died 1884) formerly of Kirk Wynd, Selkirk. Husband of Barbara (Boyd) MacIntyre of 19 Woodside Terrace, Steelend, Saline, Fife who he married in 1907 in Belfast, Ireland.
Killed in Action on 18 March 1915 and buried in Chester Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Saline War Memorial as Henry McIntyre.


MICHIELS, JOSEPH, GUNNER, BELGIAN F.A., 1918.
Joseph Marie Michiels – age 19 – Gendarme (168/3757/1780) Belgian Field Artillery.
The Michiel family had come to Selkirk in 1914 as refugees from Nieuport in Belgium after the German invasion of their country. Joseph and his brothers were educated in Selkirk and he became one of the High School's head boys. He was a junior student in training as a teacher when he enlisted in the Belgian Artillery in the summer of 1918. He had completed his military instruction and had gone into the fighting line but after only three weeks of active service he contracted influenza. Joseph died of pneumonia in a French hospital in Guemps near Calais and was re-interred in Nieupoort after the war.
Born 1899 in Lamprenisse, Diksmuide, Belgium. Son of Benjamin Serafijn Michiels and of Pharaοlde Mathilde (Osael) Michiels of Oxton Villa, Selkirk.
Died on Active Service on 14 October 1918 and buried in Nieuwpoort Brugsesteenweg Municipal Cemetery.
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MILLAR, ALEXANDER, SERGEANT, A. & S.H., 1914-17.
Alexander Millar – age 28 – Sergeant (S/2812) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Alexander was a wool spinner when he enlisted in August 1914. He joined the 1st Argylls in France as Lance Corporal in May 1915 but he contracted pneumonia and was evacuated to East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital in October. It was May 1916 before he was released from hospital and he served as Corporal with the 3rd Reserve Battalion until he was posted to the 10th Battalion in France in January 1917. Alexander was promoted to Sergeant in August but he was killed two months later.
Born 1889 in Selkirk. Son of Robert and Jane (Laidlaw) Millar of 51 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk.
Killed in Action on 12 October 1917 and buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium.

and his brother

MILLAR, ROBERT, LANCE-SERGEANT, K.O.S.B., 1914-16.

Robert Millar – age 22 – Lance Sergeant (6423) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had been a half-back with Selkirk football club. He 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 in Selkirk. Son of Robert and Jane (Laidlaw) Millar of 51 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk. Husband of Mary Ann (McLaughlin) Millar of Overhaugh Street, Galashiels who he married in 1914 in Galashiels.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.
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