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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Westruther, Berwickshire Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I transcribed this memorial a few years ago. There are two Second World War names as well.

1914-1918

BRUNTON , Thomas , Private , 4th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers

DONALDSON , Robert , Trooper , 1st Lothian and Borders Horse

DONALDSON , William , Gunner , Royal Garrison Artillery

HALL , Robert G , Private , 4th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers

MAUCHLINE , William , Private , 2nd Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers

PATTERSON , James , Private , 24th (Tyneside Scots) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers

PATERSON , John , Private , 4th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers

PATERSON , Thomas , Private , Lancashire Fusiliers



1939-1945

ELLIOT , Jack , Major MC , 6th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers

LAWRIE , Joseph , Craftsman , Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled 12th December 1920 by Major W A Baird.
UKNIWM Ref: 5661
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
Unveiled 12th December 1920 by Major W A Baird.
UKNIWM Ref: 5661

Dedicated by Rev Dr JA McClymont.

He was, I think, an academic based in Aberdeen. Later got CBE and DD.

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1921.

Builder: Messrs Smeaton according to UKNIWN.



The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, p756

War Memorial, inside the church gate, 1919. Celtic cross with a central boss and interlacing on the shaft.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inside the church is an accompanying Roll of Honour in what I am coming to think of as the "off-the-shelf" style (there are several local church rolls, in this exact form, which you obviously bought then filled-in yourself). It's faded over the decades - however, it turns-out some sensible soul back in 1996 wrote-out the inscription and left it on the back in an envelope!

Those killed are not denoted in any way, and some names are added.

Note the 1996 transcriber missed one entry:

Dickson, Trooper Peter, L&B Horse

Also it seems Thomas Paterson of Lancashire Fusiliers on the memorial, is instead denoted as Thomas Paterson of the KOSB on the roll.














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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merseman wrote:
Inside the church is an accompanying Roll of Honour in what I am coming to think of as the "off-the-shelf" style (there are several local church rolls, in this exact form, which you obviously bought then filled-in yourself)


These are Banks & Co. rolls of honour. See here for more:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=7109

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The roll of honour should have its own entry rather than be in this thread.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I see, no bother. On UKNIWM the civic memorial and roll are listed on the one number, also I was a bit worried over unnecessarily clutterring up the subforum with multiple threads!

I think I have done the same thing for Longformacus and Greenlaw so I can make new threads for those too.

Should I be putting them in "Borders: Other Memorials" or "Borders: Rolls of Honour"? Latter is listing books/websites rather than framed rolls.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Merseman

Can you please put them in Other section.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

The Roll of Honour is now WMR report 81082.

It had been removed, after Merseman's observations, from 5661, but not then given it's own report.

So, not for the first (or last) time, the detailed narrative of posts on this forum, is pointing out WMR (UKNIWM) errors and ever so slowly allowing for their rectification.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PTE. THOMAS BRUNTON, 4th K.O.S.B.
Thought to be:
Thomas Brunton age 30 Private (42828) 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Thomas was a ploughman when enlisted as Private (7280) in the 4th King's Own Scottish Borderers but was transferred to the HLI in France. He was reported missing in the fighting between Bourlon and Nationalestrasse.
Born 1887 in Coldstream, Berwickshire. Son of the late James Brunton of Hardiesmill Place, Gordon, Berwickshire (died 1913) and of Isabella (Henderson) Brunton of Ashkirk Mill and of Harehead, Selkirk who he named as the guardian of his children. Husband of the late Janet Marshall (Adkin) Brunton who he married in 1911 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire but who died, aged 23, in 1914 in Hume, Berwickshire.
Missing in Action on 28 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
Also named on the Ashkirk Parish War Memorial in Selkirkshire.


TPR. ROBERT DONALDSON, 1st L&B.H.
Robert Donaldson age 28 Private (270776) 16th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Robert was a motor driver when he enlisted as Private (1744) in the Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry in September 1914. He landed with his squadron at Le Havre in September 1915. In July 1917 his unit became dismounted and he was transferred to the 17th Royal Scots in October 1917 but he suffered gas poisoning and was evacuated to hospitals in England in November. Robert was posted to the 16th Royal Scots in March 1918 but he was killed a month later.
Born 1889 in Westruther. Son of Alexander and Isabella (Haggart) Donaldson of Spottiswoode, Westruther.
Missing in Action on 16 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

and his brother


GNR. WILLIAM DONALDSON, R.G.A.

William Donaldson age 25 Gunner (307402) 1/1st Lowland (City of Edinburgh) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
When the 52nd Lowland Division embarked for the Gallipoli Campaign in May1915, its heavy battery remained training in Scotland. It was sent to join the British Expeditionary Force, landing at Le Havre in France on 16 February 1916.
Born 1892 in Westruther. Son of Alexander and Isabella (Haggart) Donaldson of Spottiswoode, Westruther.
Killed in Action on 30 March 1918 and buried in Faubourg D'amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PTE. ROBERT G. HALL, 4th K.O.S.B.
Robert Gordon Hall age 21 Private (7291) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 Robert's family were in Hume, Berwickshire. He was employed as a ploughman at Thorneydykes farm, Westruther when he enlisted. 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 Chatton, Glendale, Northumberland as Robert George Partis.
Son of Robert George Hall and of Edith (Partis) Hall of Thornydykes and of Legerwood, Berwickshire who had married in 1896 in Chatton.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PTE. WILLIAM MAUCHLINE, 2nd K.O.S.B.
William Mauchline age 24 Private (40783) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William enlisted in December 1914 but was not posted until 1916.
Born 1892 in Westruther. Son of John and Bessie or Elizabeth (Paterson) Mauchline of Houndslow, Westruther.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1917 and buried in Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery, Estree-Cauchy, France.


PTE. JAMES PATTERSON, NORTH. FUS.
James Patterson age 24 Private (59528) 24th/27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Born 1893 in Coldstream, Berwickshire. Son of George and Maggie (Anderson) Patterson of Brown's Ha' Lodge and of Spottiswoode, Westruther.
Missing in Action on 22 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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PTE. JOHN PATERSON, 4th K.O.S.B.
John Paterson age 23 Private (7321) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was an estate worker at Spottiswood, Westruther when he enlisted. 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 1892 in Westruther. Son of Hugh and Elizabeth (Lauder) Paterson of Spottiswood, Westruther.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

and his brother


PTE. THOMAS PATERSON, LANC. FUS.

Thomas Paterson age 35 Private (49753) 23rd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Thomas was a gamekeeper when he enlisted. He served as Private (24978) in the 6th and 2nd Battalions of the King's Own Scottish Borderers and as Private (402152) in the Labour Corps before joining the Lancashire Fusiliers.
Born 1883 in Westruther. Son of Hugh and Elizabeth (Lauder) Paterson of Spottiswood, Westruther. Husband of Jessie (Baikie) Paterson of Newbigging Walls, Lauder, Berwickshire who he married in 1907 in Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 29 October 1918 and buried in St. Leger Churchyard, Belgium.
Also named on the Lauder Burgh and Parish War Memorial.


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