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Major Jack Elliot, M.C., Lauder Old Parish Church

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Major Jack Elliot, M.C., Lauder Old Parish Church Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a twenty four year old major Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Elliot is also listed on the Lauder Old Parish Church War Memorial, theLauder War Memorial and the Westruther War Memorial where he is listed as being of Wedderlie. I can't find that on an OS map but Thirlestane is about half way between Lauder and Westruther.

ELLIOT, JACK
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 18/02/1945
Service No: 88447
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Louisa Smithson Elliot, of Thirlestane, Berwickshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 12. F. 2.
Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note the badge of the KOSB at the top. The castles (Edinburgh castle) from that Badge at the two bottom corners and the 15th (Scottish) Division Lion Rampant inignia at the top corners.

6th KOSB was in 44th (Lowland) Infantry Brigade of 15th (Scottish) Division throughout the Second World War.

A history of the 6th Bn in the war was published in 1946. It has a chapter on the attach on Goch. Here are the details.

Title: The 6th (Border) Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1939-1945
Author: Capt. J.R.P. Baggaley (Capt. Baggaley, MC, served as Intelligence Officer of the 6th Bn KOSB from Dec. 1939 to Dec. 1945)
Foreword: Lt.-Col. C.W.P. Richardson (6th KOSB CO July '44 to end of war)
Published: Berwick-on-Tweed, 6th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1946
Printed Berwick-on-Tweed : Martin's Printing Works Ltd.
Collation: 115 pages; 7 pages of portrait photographs, 8 fold out maps; 21 x 14 cm
Appendix: honours & awards
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:11 am    Post subject: Major Jack Elliot, M.C. Reply with quote

Wedderlie.

O.S. Kelso - Sheet 74.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 62469
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