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IanA



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Berwick upon Tweed Reply with quote

I am including this one because it is a product of the talented Scots sculptor Alexander Carrick. I know how much thought went into the fine detail of the surroundings of this monument - the wall, the railings, the steps - so it is distressing to see the amount of street furniture cluttering up the immediate area today. It is impossible to get a decent general photograph without bus shelters and street lighting intruding. I include a photograph from the artist's studio.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following casualty is also commemorated on the Alyth War Memorial, Perthshire;

Surname WILSON
Firstname George S
Service number 4165
Date of death 23/07/1916
Decoration
Place of birth Berwick-on-Tweed
Other 9th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Name: WILSON
Initials: G S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/07/1916
Service No: 4165
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XIX. J. I.
Cemetery: DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 30.03.17
Pvt. George Sinclair Wilson, Royal Scots (nephew of Mr James Sinclair, Airlie Street), who has been posted wounded and missing since 23rd July 1916, is now considered killed in action.
The deceased was 22 years of age; was employed as the teller of the Commercial Bank, Eyemouth, went to London on relieving work, and joined up there.
He was a fine type of soldier and a man, and a general favourite with all who knew him.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian

It's also probably worth having this memorial on the forum for the large numbers of Berwick men who served in Scottish Regiments. Men listed on the Tweedsmouth and Spittal War memorials also appear on this memorial so if anyone has any other Berwick memorials they should include them here.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam,

I have cast about Berwick but have found nothing more. The Parish church has nothing and, amazingly, the K.O.S.B. barracks has nothing.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian

Apart from the main memorial in Berwick two other smaller community memorials can be found. One at Tweedsmouth and the other at Spittal. Most of the names on these two memorials can also be found on the main memorial.

According to the North-East War memorials project there are several memorials in Berwick. Check them out here:

http://www.newmp.org.uk/

They’ve got a drop down list of towns and Berwick has many listed.

There are also these memorials in Berwick with a Scottish connection which we’ve got listed on the Outside Scotland list. Most of this list has been compiled from the NEWMP list. Note that there is a memorial room within the barracks. It looks like if you don't see the memorial room you'll not see any memorials!

Berwick-upon-Tweed, King's Own Scottish Borderers 1914-1918 & 1939-1945. Location - The Gates, The Barracks, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed, King's Own Scottish Borderers 1914-1918. Location - KOSB Memorial Room, The Barracks, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed, King's Own Scottish Borderers 1939-1945. Location - KOSB Memorial Room, The Barracks, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed, King's Own Scottish Borderers 1946 -1976. Location - KOSB Memorial Room, The Barracks, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed, King's Own Scottish Borderers, Rolls of Honour, WW1 & WW2. Location - KOSB Memorial Room, The Barracks, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed, 2/10th Bn Royal Scots, Great War. Location- St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed, 2nd Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1859-1947. Location- St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1914-1918. Location- St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Berwick-upon-Tweed

I’ve got photos of the Spittal memorial which I will post once I’ve got them onto photobucket.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see. I did go to the barracks and specifically asked whether there were any memorials there at all. I was told 'no'.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanA wrote:
I see. I did go to the barracks and specifically asked whether there were any memorials there at all. I was told 'no'.


It doesn't surprise me, just yesterday I asked to see a memorial in a hall and was told there wasn't one. I got a bit insistant and was told firmly, all we have is a painting, some photos and a roll of honour - definately no memorials! I apologised for my poor description, took my photos and left Confused

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanA wrote:
I see. I did go to the barracks and specifically asked whether there were any memorials there at all. I was told 'no'.


Shocked If it doesn't have any names on it then it's not a memorial!

A lesson for me from Spoons as well. When I start contacting the local churches here in Edinburgh I'll have to be a bit more specific than just asking about 'war memorials'.

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