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IanA



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Gattonside Reply with quote

This memorial is set apart from the village on the road which leads to the footbridge across the Tweed.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref No. not listed

Ian,
It looks like the memorial has been made from 2 parts, the upper half being joined just above the first name.
Would the cross be a later addition or was it constructed like this from the first do you think?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting - I hadn't noticed this. Compare this memorial with Newstead. It must be the same sulptor. I suspect it may be an 'off the peg' pattern.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed a couple of other memorials with the circular cross (if you know what I mean Shocked ) in the middle. Southdean in the Borders and Lochearnhead have part of this cut out.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps the cross was done by a sculptor and the names were carved by a local, and cheaper, stone mason?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A reasonable theory, but given the choice between sculpting the cross and carving the very even, precise lettering - give me the cross every time!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Situated just beyond the signposted Hoebridge Inn on an unclassified road leading to the Tweed.
OS map ref: NT 54415 34779
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 56987
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JOHN ANDERSON.
John Anderson – age 26 – Corporal (273256) 5th/6th Battalion, Royal Scots.
John enlisted as Private (120526) in the Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry and was posted to the 11th Royal Scots in France.
Born 1890 in Gattonside, Melrose. Son of the late James Anderson of Friarshaugh, Gattonside (died 1914) and of Agnes (Hope) Anderson of 4 Dovecote Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Action on 11 August 1918 and buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial and on the Hawick Roll of Honour.


THOMAS T. CLARK.
Thomas Telfer Clark – age 18 – Private (6861) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1896 in Darnick, Melrose. Son of Thomas and Jane (Paterson) Clark of Gattonside, Melrose and of Symington House Cottages, Symington, Lanarkshire.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.


JAMES H. FORTUNE.
James Hogg Fortune – age 20 – Private (555) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a plumber in Melrose and, as a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB, he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but contracted dysentery and was evacuated to hospital in Malta where he died.
Born 1895 in Ednam, Roxburghshire. Son of William James and Euphemia (Hogg) Fortune of Gattonside Mains, Melrose.
Died on Active Service on 20 October 1915 and buried in Pieta Military Cemetery. Malta.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.
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THOMAS HENDERSON.
Thomas Henderson – age 25 – Lance Corporal (25059) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Thomas was a butcher in Galashiels, Selkirkshire when he married in 1912. He enlisted as Private (4/145126) in the Army Service Corps but was transferred to the Camerons in France.
Born 1893 in Melrose as Thomas Archibald Henderson.
Son of Jessie Hall (Henderson) Inglis and step-son of George Inglis of Abbotsmeadow, Gattonside who had married 1899 in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. Husband of Janet Bain (Renton) Henderson, of 6 Stirling Place, Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Killed in Action on 18 September 1918 and buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.


JAMES KEDDIE.
James Keddie – age 32 – Private (28757) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was the manager of a drapery business in Bell Street, St. Andrew's in Fife when he enlisted as Private (3535) in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. He was posted to the 2nd KOSB in France.
Born 1884 in Melrose. Son of George Young Keddie and of Susan (Ritchie) Keddie of Abbotsbank, Gattonside. Husband of Margaret Edward (Holmes) Keddie of Claremont, Largo Road, St. Andrew's, Fife and of Kingswood Avenue, High West Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne who he married in 1912 in Glasgow.
Died of Wounds on 18 January 1917 and buried in Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert. France.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial and on the St. Andrew's War Memorial.


JAMES LYAL.
James Lyal – age 26 – Private (S/8469) 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
James had enlisted to the King's Own Scottish Borderers but was posted to the Black Watch in France in July 1915. He was killed two months later during the battle at Loos.
Born 1885 in Fogo, Berwickshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (Fairbairn) Lyal of Govanbank, Gattonside, Melrose.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.

and his brother

ROBERT H. LYAL
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Robert Hume Lyal – age 23 – Leading Stoker (K/10739) H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy.
Robert was a draper's assistant when he joined the navy for 12 years in March 1911. He joined the cruiser HMS Attentive as a stoker in October and served in two other ships until he joined the cruiser “Defence” in October 1913. Robert was promoted in November 1915 but was killed during the Battle of Jutland when the “Defence” exploded and sank after she had been hit by a salvo from German ships.
Born 1893 in Newington, Edinburgh. Son of William and Elizabeth (Fairbairn) Lyal of Govanbank, Gattonside, Melrose.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 31 May 1916 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.
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MARK K. MACKENZIE.
Mark Kincaid Mackenzie – age 26 – Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps attached to 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
Mark was educated at Horris Hill School in Berkshire, at Winchester College in Hampshire and at Magdalen College, Oxford from where he graduated in 1910. He had been commissioned in the Auxiliary Forces in May 1908, was transferred to the KRRC in July 1911 and was promoted to Lieutenant in March 1914. Mark was at home on leave at the outbreak of war and, since his battalion was at Gharial in India, he was attached to the Rifle Brigade. Mark landed with the 3rd Battalion at St. Nazaire in September 1914 but within days he was killed during the battle of the Aisne. He was buried in Braye-en-Laonnois but was re-interred in Montcornet in June 1934.
Born 1888 in St. Andrew, Edinburgh. Son of the Hon. Lord Charles Kincaid Mackenzie, LL.D. of the Scottish Court of Sessions, and of Lady Lilias (Young) Mackenzie of 47 Heriot Row, Edinburgh and of Fauhope House, Gattonside, Melrose.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1914 and buried in Montcornet Military Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Winchester College and the Magdalen College War Memorials, and on the New Club memorial in Edinburgh.


JAMES C. MANN.
James Cunningham Mann – age 17 – Cabin Boy, S.S. War Grange, Mercantile Marine.
The “War Grange” had been requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier and was on passage from Bordeaux to Cardiff when she was torpedoed and damaged by the German submarine U-55. The explosion killed five of the crew. The Newquay life boat was launched but the ship failed to sink and was run aground at Towan Beach where she remained until repaired.
Born 1900 in Mells, Somerset. Son of James Davidson Mann (gardener) and of Ann Scott (Cunningham) Mann of Mells, Somerset and of Gattonside, Melrose. James and Ann had married in 1896 in Torryburn, Fife.
Killed by enemy action on 15 May 1918 and buried in Newquay New Cemetery, Cornwall. (CWG)
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial and on a memorial plaque in Newquay Parish Church of St. Michael the Archangel.


JOHN MILLAR.
John Millar – age 20 – Private (19285) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
The 16th Royal Scots landed at Boulogne in January 1916. John was fatally wounded on the Somme and died in hospital two days later.
Born 1896 in Edinburgh. Son of the late John Millar (died 1901) and of Mary Ann (Smith) of Valley View, Gattonside, Melrose.
Died of Wounds on 5 July 1916 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.


JAMES NOTMAN.
James Notman – age 19 – Private (S/18499) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was a farm servant at Kittyfield Farm, Gattonside, Melrose when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined his battalion in Belgium in October but was killed less than two months later.
Born 1896 in Ledgerwood, Berwickshire. Son of the late Susan (Anderson) Notman (died 1896) and of Alexander Notman.
In 1901 James was living with his grandparents James and Christina (Craise) Notman at Gatalaw Farm Cottage, Kelso and he named his father and his grandmother as his legatees.
Killed in Action on 27 November 1915 and buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial and on the Earlston Parish War Memorial in Berwickshire.
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WILLIAM PURVES.
William Purves – age 19 – Private (S/7446) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
William enlisted in November 1914 and joined his battalion in Belgium in March 1915 but he was killed on his birthday a month later.
Born 1896 in Fountainhall, Pencaitland, East Lothian. Son of the late James Purves (died 1907) and of Isabella (Beaton) Purves of of Wester Housebyers, Gattonside, Melrose and of Sisterpath Farm, Duns, Berwickshire.
Killed in Action on 13 April 1915 and buried in La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.


JAMES RICHARDSON.
James Richardson – age 23 – Private (56574) 155th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
James was brought up in Gattonside, Melrose where his father was for 14 years gardener and coachman to Lady Brewster (Jane Kirk Purnell, second wife of Sir David) at Allerly House, Hoebridge, Gattonside. James was an engineer to trade and, as a member of the Territorial 4th KOSB, he was mobilised in August 1914. As Private (606) he was a battalion machine gunner when they landed at Gallipoli in June 1915 and he transferred to the 52nd (Lowland) Division's MGC when it was formed in Egypt in March 1916. James was killed in Palestine on the road to Jerusalem.
Born 1894 in Newington, Edinburgh. Son of Robert and Annie (Henderson) Richardson of Gattonside, of Ann Terrace, Grangepans, Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire and of Horsburgh Street, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.
Missing in Action on 29 November 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Melrose War Memorial.
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