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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

REID, ARCHIE, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Archibald Reid age 20 Lance Corporal (6675) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Archibald was a book-keeper with the Co-operative Society at Rosewell in Midlothian when he enlisted in August 1914. He was promoted in May 1915 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but he was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1895 in Selkirk. Son of Walter and Rachel (Bogle) Reid of 20 Cannon Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and his brother

REID, DONALD, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1917-18
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Donald Reid age 20 Private (41915) 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Donald enlisted as Private (203201) in the 4th KOSB but was posted to the 2nd Cameronians in France.
Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of Walter and Rachel (Bogle) Reid of 20 Cannon Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.


REID, ROBERT, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-17.
Robert Reid age 32 Private (203498) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was employed at the Philiphaugh Spinning Mill when he enlisted. He joined the 2nd KOSB in Belgium in December 1914 but was rendered temporarily unfit by gassing. On recovery he volunteered for another term of active service, and had only been two months at the front when he was reported missing.
Born 1885 in Burntisland, Fife. Son of the late Agnes (Baillie) Reid (died 1911) and of George Reid, butcher, of Buccleuch Road, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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RENTON, JAMES, LANCE-CORPORAL, NORTHUMBERLAND FUS., 1 YEARS.
James Renton age 39 Lance Corporal (20/880) 20th Battalion (1st Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers.
James was employed at Dunsdale Mill in Selkirk before he left the area. In 1901 he was in Edinburgh and in 1911 he was living with his wife and family in Ushaw Moor near Durham. James landed with his battalion in France in January 1916 but he was killed six months later on the first day of the battle of the Somme.
Born 1877 in Selkirk. Son of the late James and Mary (Fenwick) Renton of Tait's Hill, Selkirk. Husband of Georgina (Hamilton) Renton of 127 Dumbiedykes Road, Edinburgh who he married in 1905 in Castle Ward, Northumberland.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


RIDDELL, THOMAS, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Thomas Riddell age 42 Private (17279) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a millworker and a widower with five children when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 and survived the battle at Loos in September but was shot by a sniper two months later.
Born 1873 in Selkirk. Son of the late Martha (Storrie) Riddell (died 1912) and of Thomas Riddell of 3 Inglis Close, Back Row, Selkirk. Husband of the late Maud Louisa (Reeves) Riddell (died 1913) of Halliday's Park, Selkirk who he married in 1901 in Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Missing in Action on 2 November 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Selkirk Parish Church memorial.


ROBERTSON, JOHN, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1915-18.
John Robertson age 22 Private (20580) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John had been an apprentice with the Scottish Co-Operative Society in Selkirk. He enlisted in June 1915 and joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in October 1915. At some point he transferred to the 2nd KOSB and he died as the result of gas poisoning in the 2nd Canadian General Hospital at Le Treport.
Born 1896 in Leith, Edinburgh. Son of Andrew and Agnes (Redpath) Robertson of 10 Robertson Close, Selkirk.
Died of Wounds on 6 October 1918 and buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France.
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ROBSON, THOMAS C, GUNNER, R.F.A., 1914-18.
Thomas Crawford Robson age 26 Gunner (84235) C Battery, 210th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
By 1901 the family had moved from Selkirk to Edinburgh and in 1911 Thomas and his brother Andrew were serving with the Royal Scots Greys at York. Thomas was discharged in August 1912. He joined a battery of the Royal Field Artillery at Gallipoli in August 1915 but there is no other surviving record of his military service.
Born 1892 in Selkirk. Son of the late Janet Reid (Moffat) Robson (died 1913) and of John Crawford Robson of 18 Bristo Street, Edinburgh. Husband of Maude Winzer (Gilbert) Robson, formerly Mrs. Francis George James, of 74 Woodville Road, Cathays, Cardiff who he married in May 1916 in Cardiff.
Killed in Action on 4 November 1918 and buried in Capelle-Beaudignies Road Cemetery, France.
His brother Andrew served as Private and Sergeant (2923) in the Royal Scots Greys and survived the war.


RODEN, HUGH, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Hugh Roden age 19 Private (6439) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Hugh was employed at the St. Mary's Mill in Selkirk and he was a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB. He was mobilised in August 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1896 in Selkirk. Son of Philip and Janet (Thomson) Roden of Heatherlie Park and of 2 Curror Street, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the St. Mary's Mill Roll of Honour.


RODGER, JOHN A., PRIVATE, SCOTTISH RIFLES, 1914-15.
John Anderson Rodger age 21 Private (17326) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John had served his apprenticeship as a gardener at Philipshaugh, Selkirk. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1894 in Selkirk. Son of Matthew and Christina (Anderson) Rodger of General's Bridge Lodge, Bowhill, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Selkirk West United Free Church memorial.
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RUSSELL, THOMAS, PRIVATE, ROYAL SCOTS, 1917-18.
Thomas Russell age 19 Private (44284) 1/9th (Highlander) Battalion, Royal Scots.
After enlisting as Private (2/5330) in a Training Battalion Thomas was posted as Private (56524) to the Highland Light Infantry but he was transferred the 1/9th Royal Scots.
Born 1899 in Shotts/Calderhead, Lanarkshire. Son of the late Duncan McKechnie Russell (died 1906) and of Jane (Brown) Russell of Shotts, Lanarkshire. He named his aunt, Miss Janet Richard of 6 High Street, Selkirk in his will.
Died of Wounds on 12 April 1918 and buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


RUTHERFORD, WALTER, PRIVATE, K.O.S.B., 1914-15.
Walter Dickson Rutherford age 20 Private (7036) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was a yarn storeman at Dunsdale Mills in Selkirk when he enlisted in October 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1895 in Selkirk. Son of David and Jessie Anderson (Thomson) Rutherford of 43 Back Row, Selkirk.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


RUTHVEN, WILLIAM, LANCE-CORPORAL, K.O.S.B., 1914.
William Ruthven age 19 Lance Corporal (11386) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1901 William, aged 6, was living with his grandparents and his uncles and aunts at Carterhaugh Cottages, Selkirk. He was employed as a kennelman when he enlisted in July 1912. He was serving with the 2nd KOSB in Ireland when war was declared and he landed with the battalion at Le Havre on 15 August 1914. William fought at Mons, Le Cateau, on the Marne and the Aisne, and at La Bassee where he was killed.
Born 1894 in Bowhill, Selkirk. Son of the late Robert Ruthven (died 1895) and of Mary (McKinnon) Ruthven. Mary married James Johnston in 1905 in Castleton, Roxburghshire.
His mother Mary Johnston, uncle David Ruthven and aunts Jane Hope Ruthven and Henrietta Ruthven were named as his legatees.
Missing in Action on 14 October 1914 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
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