The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project
(Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Oxton
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Borders - Civic Memorials
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jamiemcginlay



Joined: 20 Dec 2006
Posts: 930
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Oxton Reply with quote

Oxton - Ettrick & Lauderdale
The Oxton war memorial takes the form of a memorial village hall. There is a red sandstone carved panel on the exterior wall with the names of the fallen listed on two pink polished granite tablets set into the face. The dedication reads:
1914 - 1919
OXTON MEMORIAL HALL ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
1924 AND DEDICATED TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE
CONNECTED WITH THIS PARICH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

'Greater love hath no man than this that a man (eroded) his friends'

The tablet below also commemorates the provosts wife and reads:
THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
MRS. W.L. SLEIGH
WIFE OF
LORD PROVOST OF EDINBURGH
1924





WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Affleck Robert Tank Corps Lance Corporal
Anderson Robert Canadians Private
Bell Thomas W. Canadians Corporal
Blake Adam P. New Zealanders Lance Corporal
Brown Robert Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Burrell Adam P. Gordon Highlanders Private
Chisholm Charles Gordon Highlanders Private
Crawford George Gordon Highlanders Private
Douglas Walter Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Hope David Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Hume Thomas Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private
Hunter William Seaforth Highlanders Private
Leeming Bateman W. Gordon Highlanders Lance Corporal
Matthewson Charles Canadians Private
Ovens William M. MT A S C Private
Renwick Adam D. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Scott John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Weir John S. Royal Highlanders Sergeant
Weir Robert Royal Scots Lieutenant



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Allan Robert Royal Corp of Signals
Anderson Andrew A. Commandos
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
DerekR
Moderator


Joined: 19 Dec 2006
Posts: 3007
Location: Hawick, Scotland

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref No. 44070
_________________

Time but th' impression stronger makes, As streams their channels deeper wear.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Merseman



Joined: 07 Aug 2013
Posts: 316
Location: Duns, Berwickshire

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, 31st March 1924

OXTON WAR MEMORIAL HALL - FOUNDATION STONE LAID - The foundation stone of the War Memorial Hall which is being erected at Oxton, Berwickshire, in memory of the men of the district who fell in the war was laid on Saturday afternoon by Mrs WL Sleigh, wife of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, in the presence of a large gathering. After being presented with a silver trowel as a souvenir of the occasion...

[Article continues with discussion of hall debt and the benefits of the hall]


The Scotsman, 6th April 1925

HEROIC BORDERERS - OXTON MEMORIAL UNVEILED - Yesterday the war memorial at Oxton, Berwickshire was unveiled by Sir William Lowrie Sleigh, Lord Provost of Edinburgh. The Lord Provost, who was accompanied by Lady Slight, Mr Sleigh Jun and Miss Sleigh, wore the uniform of a Lord-Lieutenand of the county of the city of Edinburgh. The Oxton memorial, the foundation stone of which was laid by Lady Sleigh about a year ago, is in the form of a hall, which it is intended to use for the welfare of the district. It will be officially opened by Lord Provost Sir WL Sleigh on Friday evening, when a concert will be held in the building.
Owing to the wet weather, the main part of yesterday's ceremony took place inside the building. A feature of it was a parade of ex-Service men who, under the command of Colonel Lloyd of Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, were lined up in front of the memorial.

The ceremony opened with a prayer of invocation by the Rev John Robertson, after which an address was given by Sir William Sleigh, who then unveiled the memorial tablet, which is on the front of the building beneath the names of the fallen. "The Last Post" was afterwards sounded by buglers of the King's Own Scottish Borderers who, together with pipers of the regiment, travelled from Redford Barracks, Oxton being in the regimental district. In the course of his address...

... Between the unveiling of the memorial and the sounding of "The Last Post", the memorial was dedicated with a prayer by the Rev Dr William McConachie. After the last hymn had been sung, a number of wreaths were voluntarily laid at the foot of the memorial. The service closed with the Benediction, the singing of "God Save the King", and the blowing of the Reveille.



The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, p605

Memorial Hall. 1924. An inscribed panel with a scrolled pediment and St Andrew's Cross.


[This was the only Berwickshire civic memorial erected as hall - instead of as a cross, obelisk, etc. or plaque in a church - although over in Greenlaw the existing Good Templars Hall become a War Memorial Hall in 1918: http://www.berwickshirenews.co.uk/news/local/all-news/greenlaw-memorial-hall-gets-250-000-lottery-grant-1-2144617].
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anne park
Our first ever 2000 poster


Joined: 25 Sep 2007
Posts: 21082
Location: Aberdeen

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject: George Crawford Pte GH Reply with quote

George Crawford Private 8435 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Oxton e Edinburgh 19? Killed in Action Somme, France 20/07/1916 Husband of Mrs Crawford, Young's Close, Dalkeith. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Jane. Occ: Miner at Carberry & Smeaton Collieries. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval Fr 0432 Plot XIII Row G Grave 06 Dalkeith Advertiser 14-6-17 Dalkeith & Oxton
_________________
Researching WWI info from Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire & Morayshire.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anne park
Our first ever 2000 poster


Joined: 25 Sep 2007
Posts: 21082
Location: Aberdeen

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:47 am    Post subject: Bateman William Leeming L/cpl GH Reply with quote

Bateman William Leeming Lance Corporal S/6438 9th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Lauder,Berwickshire e Galashiels Age 23 Accidentally killed Pas de Calais, France 18/05/1916 Son of John and Jemima Leeming, of Parkfoot, Oxton, Berwickshire. 1901 Census: Staying with mother: Oxton: Father's Occ: Molecatcher. B 1893. Soldiers Effects: Father: John. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Fr 0257 Row P Grave 07 Oxton http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/188357/LEEMING, BATEMAN WILLIAM 0 01/07/2014 01/07/2014
_________________
Researching WWI info from Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire & Morayshire.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anne park
Our first ever 2000 poster


Joined: 25 Sep 2007
Posts: 21082
Location: Aberdeen

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:50 am    Post subject: Charles Chisholm Pte GH Reply with quote

Charles Chisholm Private S/6435 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Catpair,Midlothian 01/12/1892 e Galashiels Age 22 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 25/09/1915 Son of James and Jessie Hogg (nee Knox) Chisholm, of Galabank, Stow, Midlothian. 1901 Census: Old Craigend, Stow. Father's Occ: Shepherd. Roll of Honour Vol II Page: 68: Occ: Ploughman. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Jessie. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Southern Reporter 26-09-18 Page 5.
_________________
Researching WWI info from Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire & Morayshire.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anne park
Our first ever 2000 poster


Joined: 25 Sep 2007
Posts: 21082
Location: Aberdeen

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:00 am    Post subject: Adam P Borrell? Reply with quote

I think the name is Borrell but still canna find him!
_________________
Researching WWI info from Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire & Morayshire.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
A Beattie



Joined: 26 Mar 2013
Posts: 1123
Location: Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:23 am    Post subject: WW1 - Adam P. Burrell, M.G.C. Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
I think the name is Borrell but still canna find him!


It is Burrell. Panel has wrong (original) Unit. Best bet:-

SNWM - WW1
Surname BURRELL
Forename Adam
Rank Pte
Service number 12952
Decoration
Place of birth Channelkirk, Berwickshire
Date of death 1 July 1916
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll MACHINE GUN CORPS
Unit name MACHINE GUN CORPS INFANTRY
Other detail formerly 3/8112 Gordon Highlanders

CWGC - BURRELL, A.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 12952.
Date of Death: 01/07/1916. Age: 20.
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 103rd Coy.
Grave Reference: XV. W. 8.
Cemetery: OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Burrell, of Craigs, Polmont, Stirlingshire.

Headstone schedules record Mr. J. Burrell, Crichton Place, Polmont, Stirlingshire.
_________________
Andrew.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anne park
Our first ever 2000 poster


Joined: 25 Sep 2007
Posts: 21082
Location: Aberdeen

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject: Found him: Adam Pringle Burrell b 1896. Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I looked Soldiers Effects and Father: Adam. 103th Bde Co.
Mother Agnes Cowan on Public Trees on Ancestry.
_________________
Researching WWI info from Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire & Morayshire.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 6886
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stand to be corrected but I believe that this is the Channelkirk Parish War Memorial. All of those named here are also named on memorials in the Parish Church.
_________________
Ken
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 6886
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT AFFLECK, L/CPL. TANK CORPS
Note: Military records show his name as Afflick.
Robert Afflick – age 25 – Lance Corporal (200019) 1st Battalion, Tank Corps.
In 1901 Robert Affleck, aged 8, was living with the Young family at New Channelkirk Farm. He was a ploughman when he enlisted as Gunner (1141) in the Motor Machine Gun Section of the Royal Field Artillery in May 1915.
Born 1893 in Fauldshope, Kirkhope, Selkirkshire as Affleck. Son of James Affleck and of Maggie Young. Grandson of George Young of Symington, Stow, Midlothian.
Killed in Action on 8 August 1918 and buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Stow Parish War Memorial as Affleck.


ROBERT ANDERSON. PTE. CANADIANS
Robert Anderson – age 36 – Private (126506) 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Robert served his apprenticeship as a tailor with Aitkman & Co. in Lauder before he emigrated to Canada in about 1904. He was managing a farm near Clinton in Ontario when he visited Oxton in January 1911. He was a horseman and farmer when he enlisted in the 71st Battalion in Clinton in September 1915. He sailed in November 1915 and joined the 4th Battalion in France in May 1916
Born 1881 in Beith, Ayrshire. Son of Robert and Mary Ann (Young) Anderson of 39 Green Street Lane, Ayr and of Carrick Street, Ayr. Brother of Mary Lochrigg Anderson.
Missing in Action on 8 October 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France


THOMAS W. BELL, CPL. CANADIANS
Thomas Waddell Bell – age 27 – Private (446412) 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
The whole family had emigrated to Canada a few years before the war and Thomas was a fireman when he enlisted in Calgary, Alberta in April 1915. He sailed from Montreal in September 1915 and joined the 49th Battalion in France in June 1916 but he was killed three months later.
Born 1889 in Oxton, Channelkirk. Son of the late William Bell (died 1898) and of Marion or Mary Marshal Inglis (Waddell) Bell of Red Deer, Alberta.
Killed in Action between 22 and 23 September 1916 and buried in Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 6886
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADAM P. BLAKE, L/CPL. N.Z.E.F.
Adam Blake – age 35 – Lance Corporal (23/1561) 2nd Battalion, Otago Regiment, New Zealand Infantry.
Adam was employed at Catcune Mills in Gorebridge, Midlothian before he emigrated to New Zealand after 1901. He was a storeman in Hastings on the North Island when he enlisted in October 1915 and he sailed from Wellington in January 1916. He joined the newly formed 2nd Battalion in Egypt in March and moved to France in April.
Born 1881 at Dewar in Heriot, Midlothian. Son of Adam and Jane (Ketchen) Blake of 69 Muirpark, Eskbank, Midlothian and of Clints Farm, near Fountainhall, Stow, Midlothian, but actually in Channelkirk Parish.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1916 and buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, France.


ROBERT BROWN, PTE. K.O.S.B.
Not listed by CWGC.
Robert Brown – age 21 – Private (?) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a ploughman when he enlisted in May 1916. He became ill while he was in training at Duddingston Camp in Edinburgh and was discharged from the army. He died of tuberculosis at the family home in Channelkirk.
Born 1895 in Stow, Midlothian as Robert Borrowman Brown. Son of the late Janet (Borrowman) Brown (died 1904) and of William Brown of Over Howden, Channelkirk.
Died on 1 February 1917 and buried in Channelkirk Parish Churchyard.


ADAM P. BURRELL, PTE. G.H.
Adam Pringle Burrell – age 20 – Private (12952) 103rd Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Adam was employed at the Caledonian Railway Company Locomotive Department at Stirling when he enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders in June 1914. He joined the 2nd Battalion in France as Private (S/8112) in December 1915. He was wounded twice and was transferred to the MGC in February 1916. Adam's remains were recovered from the battlefield in November 1920.
Born 1895 in Channelkirk. Son of Adam and Agnes (Cowan) Burrell of Crossgatehead Farm, Brightons, Polmont and of Craigs, Polmont, Stirlingshire.
Killed in Action on 1 July 1916 and buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on the Brightons & Craigs section of the Polmont Parish War Memorial, on the Polmont Old Parish Church memorial and on the Caledonian Railway Company memorial in Glasgow Central Station.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 6886
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CHARLES CHISHOLM, PTE. G.H.
Charles Chisholm – age 22 – Private (S/6435) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Charles was a ploughman when he enlisted in October 1914. He joined his battalion in France in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1892 in Stow, Midlothian. Son of James and Jessie (Knox) Chisholm of Lilylaw Lodge, Minto, Roxburghshire and of Galabank, Stow, Midlothian.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Stow Parish War Memorial.


GEORGE CRAWFORD, PTE. G.H.
George Crawford – age 33 – Private (8435) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
George was a coal miner in Dalkeith, Midlothian when he married in August 1912. He was at Carberry Colliery when he enlisted at the end of 1914 and he joined his battalion in France in March 1916.
Born 1883 in Oxton, Channelkirk. Son of the late George Crawford (died 1885) and of Margaret (Fairbairn) Crawford (from 1903 Mrs. Michael McGurn) of The Row, Oxton. Husband of Jane (Reid) Crawford who he married in 1912 in Dalkeith.
Killed in Action on 20 July 1916 and buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France.
Also named on the Dalkeith War Memorial.


WALTER DOUGLAS, PTE. K.O.S.B.
Walter Douglas – age 32 – Private (201425) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Walter joined his battalion in Egypt as Private (8480) in September 1916 and served in Palestine until they moved to France in April 1918. Walter and two comrades, William Allan from Duns and Walter Henderson from Kelso, were killed by a shell.
Born 1885 in Oxton, Channelkirk. Son of William and Mary (Brydon) Douglas of Nether Howden and of The Row, Oxton.
Killed in Action on 4 October 1918 and buried in Cantaing British Cemetery, France.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 6886
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAVID HOPE, PTE. R.S.F.
David Hope – age 25 – Private (40557) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
In 1901 the Hope family were at Nether Howden, Channelkirk and in 1911 they were in Eccles, Berwickshire. David was a ploughman at Hill House, Oxton, Channelkirk when he enlisted as Private (25276) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in June 1916. He was posted to 7th/8th KOSB in France in October 1916 but he was transferred to the 2nd RSF.
Born 1892 in Haddon, Sprouston, Roxburghshire. Son of David and Margaret (Wilson) Hope of Smailholm Mains near Kelso. Husband of Euphemia Bell (Mulvie) of Hill House, Oxton and of Birkenside, Earlston who he married in 1914 in Eccles, Berwickshire.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1917 and buried in Bootham Cemetery, Heninel, France.
His brother, George Wilson Hope, was born in 1897 in Channelkirk and served as Private (7104 & 200672) in the 1/4th KOSB. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was invalided home and rejoined his battalion in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza on 19 April 1917- four days before his brother was killed. He is named on the Kelso Burgh and District War Memorial.


THOMAS HUME, PTE. K.O.S.B.
Thomas Hume – age 30 – Private (20078) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a ploughman when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in October 1915 but contracted typhoid and was evacuated to hospital in Egypt. After he had recovered he moved with his battalion to France in March 1916 but he was wounded on the Somme in July and he was evacuated home. Thomas was with the 3rd Reserve Battalion in Edinburgh when he married just before he returned to France in January 1917.
Born 1886 in Gordon, Berwickshire. Son of Andrew and Alison (Lothian) Hume of Burnfoot, Oxton, Channelkirk. Husband of Lillias (Dodds) Hume who he married in January 1917 in Edinburgh while he was stationed at Duddingston Camp.
Missing in Action on 3 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


WILLIAM HUNTER, PTE. S.H.
William Hunter – age 20 – Private (202714) 1/4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
William enlisted as Private (4345) in the Seaforths.
Born 1897 at Herriots Hall Farm, Channelkirk. Son of Robert and Jessie Elizabeth (Walkinshaw) Hunter.
Missing in Action on 20 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 6886
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BATEMAN W. LEEMING, L/CPL. G.H.
Bateman William Leeming – age 23 – Lance Corporal (S/6438) 9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
“Batie” assisted his father in his business of mole-catcher and rabbit trapper when he enlisted in October 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 and was wounded during the battle at Loos in September. He returned to France in February 1916 but he was accidentally killed while preparing to conduct a party to the firing line by motor transport when he slipped and was run over.
Born 1892 in Lauder, Berwickshire. Son of John and Jemima (Affleck) Leeming of Parkfoot, Oxton, Channelkirk.
Died on Active Service on 18 May 1916 and buried in Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery, France.


CHARLES MATTHEWSON, PTE. CANADIANS
Charles Matthewson – age 31 – Private (28764) 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) Canadian Infantry.
Charles served his apprenticeship as a grocer with his father in Oxton and he was organist at the Channelkirk Parish Church. He was in business in Lauder before he emigrated to Canada in March 1911, settling initially in Alberta, before moving in 1912 to Victoria in British Columbia where he was employed in the West End Grocery and where he joined the local militia the 50th Gordon Highlanders. He volunteered for overseas service and was enlisted into the 16th Battalion at Valcartier Camp in Quebec in September 1914. They sailed in October and after training in England they landed at St. Nazaire in February 1915. Charles was fatally wounded near Ypres at the end of April and died in the Rawalpindi Hospital at Wimereux.
Born 1884 in Channelkirk. Son of the late Elizabeth (Middleton) Matthewson (died 1913) and of Roualeyn William Matthewson of Oxton.
Died of Wounds on 2 May 1915 and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Borders - Civic Memorials All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com