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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas Dickson is also commemorated on the Alyth War Memorial, Perthshire

Name: DICKSON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 29/09/1915
Service No: 2667
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Dickson, of "Te Aro", Morebattle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, and the late Alexander Dickson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 8 and 9.
Cemetery: LOOS MEMORIAL

THE ALYTH GUARDIAN: 05.11.15
Private T. Dickson, 2nd Batt. Scots Guards, was Killed in Action in France, on 29th September.
He saw active service in South Africa for which he received medals and clasps.
His mother removed from Morn Street at last term, and his sister, Mrs King, resides at Balbirnie, Ruthven.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

Sgt. A. Douglas, S.G.
Cpl. W. Brockie, K.O.S.B.
Cpl. W.H. Halliday, A.&S.H.
Cpl. J. Wight, K.O.S.B.
Pte. W.R. Affleck, K.O.S.B.
Pte. D.M. Anderson, 1st B.C.Rgt.
Pte. W.S. Barnett, K.O.S.B.
Pte. G. Cairns, K.O.S.B.
Pte. J. Docherty, K.O.S.B.
Pte. J.H. Fox, Cam.H.
Pte. J. Frater, H.L.I.
Pte. G. Halliday, S.W.B.
Pte. G. Luke, R.S.
Pte. G. McGregor, S.G.
Pte. A. Minto, K.O.S.B.
Pte. G. Weir, K.O.S.B.
Pte. T.R. Dickson, S.G.

The memorial states that the names of WW2 casualties are recorded in the nearby church.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:29 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 57815
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Pte. W.R. AFFLECK, K.O.S.B.
William Redshaw Affleck age 39 Private (23696) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a gamekeeper at Gateshaw, Morebattle when he enlisted. He was serving with the battalion's Lewis Gun Section when he was killed. Born 1877 in Morebattle as William. Son of the late Robert Affleck (died 1908) of Gateshaw, Morebattle and of Catherine (Carruthers) Affleck of 57 Roxburgh Street, Kelso.
Killed in action on 8 January 1917 and buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


Pte. D.M. ANDERSON, 1st B.C.Rgt.
Douglas Macclesfield Anderson age 22 Private (16967) 7th Battalion (1st British Columbia) Canadian Infantry.
Douglas was educated at Wellington College in Berkshire from 1905 to 1908 and was a member of the Officer Training Corps. He and his brother, John Coussmaker Anderson, were ranching near Kelowna in British Columbia when they enlisted in the 102nd Rocky Mountain Rangers. They attested for overseas service at Valcartier Camp in Quebec in September 1914 and sailed from Canada with the 7th Battalion in October, landing in France in February 1915. During the second battle of Ypres, at Keerselaere, John was badly wounded but Douglas was killed.
Born 1892 in Morebattle. Son of Colonel John Watson Macclesfield Anderson, formerly of the East India Company and the Bombay Staff Corps, and of Edith (Gordon) Anderson of Morebattle Tofts and of Ewart Thirlings, Wooler, Northumberland.
After her husband's death in 1919, Edith joined her son John at Sunset Ranch, Kelowna, B.C.
Missing in Action on 24 April 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the War Memorial in the church of St. Mary and St. Michael in Doddington Parish near Wooler, on an individual memorial in the church, and on the Kelowna War Memorial in British Columbia.
John Coussmaker Anderson, Private (16975) was wounded in the same action in April 1915. He was evacuated to hospitals in Kent but was adjudged to be medically unfit for active service and he was returned to Canada where he was discharged from the army in November 1915.

Lieutenant Edward Bellew of the 7th Battalion was awarded a Victoria Cross for his actions during the attacks on the battalion's position on 24 April.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte. W.S. BARNETT, K.O.S.B.
William Scott Barnett age 22 Private (7583) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William enlisted in Kelso and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah. Born 1892 in Dunbar, Haddington, East Lothian. Son of Thomas and Jessie (Scott) Barnett of Innerwick, East Lothian and of New Buildings, Morebattle.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallpoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


Cpl. W. BROCKIE, K.O.S.B.
William Russell Brockie age 22 Private (200693) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was resident in Morebattle when he enlisted in November 1914. As Private (7143) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1894 in Leith South, Edinburgh. Son of the late Jemima (Russell) Brockie (died 1900) and of Robert Brockie, and step-son of Mary (Kelly) Brockie (widow, formerly Mrs Dalgleish) of 21 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels, Selkirkshire who married Robert in 1901 in Edinburgh.
William named his brother Robert Brockie, Private (9061) 2nd Dragoons, Royal Scots Greys in his Soldier's Will, and the family details are derived from Robert's Service/Pension records.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.
Robert Brockie, born 1896 in Leith South, was an apprentice butcher in the High Street, Galashiels when he enlisted as Private (9061) in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) in May 1914. He served throughout the war and was discharged in October 1920.


Pte. G. CAIRNS, K.O.S.B.
George Alexander Cairns age 18 Private (7148) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George enlisted in November 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1897 in Hownam, Roxburghshire. Son of James Oliver Cairns and Catherine (Cairns) Cairns of Whitton, Morebattle and of Monklaw, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallpoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte. T.R. DICKSON, S.G.
Thomas Dickson age 33 Private (2667) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
Thomas was educated at Musselburgh Academy before enlisting. He served in the South African War from 1899 to 1902. He was a mason in Musselburgh until, as a reservist, he was mobilised in August 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Zeebrugge in October 1914. He was killed by a sniper at Loos.
Born 1881 in Lauder, Berwickshire as Thomas Rutherford Dickson. Son of the late Alexander Dickson (died 1911) and of Violet (Rutherford) Dickson Of Morn Street, Alyth, Perthshire and of "Tearo", Morebattle.
Missing in Action on 29 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial, on the Lauder War Memorial and on the Alyth Parish War Memorial in Perthshire.


Pte. J. DOCHERTY, K.O.S.B.
Note: most records spell the name as Doherty.
James Doherty age 19 Private (7217) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a ploughman at Primside farm in Morebattle when he enlisted in Kelso and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1895 at Newstead, Melrose, Roxburghshire. Son of William and Margaret (McGlein) Doherty of Mossilee Farm, Caddonfoot, Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial as Doherty.


Sgt. A. DOUGLAS, S.G.
Andrew Douglas age 24 Private (15587) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
Andrew enlisted in April 1916. He was buried in Blairville Orchard Cemetery but was re-interred at Souchez in 1923.
Born 1894 in Kirk Yetholm, Roxburghshire. Son of Agnes Douglas.
Killed in Action on 2 April 1918 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
Also named on the Yetholm Parish War Memorial and on the Kelso War Memorial.
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Pte. J.H. FOX, Cam.H.
John Henry Fox age 19 Private (S/23001) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
John was employed by Messrs Angton & Porter at Commercial House in Kelso when he enlisted. He died in the 21st Casualty Clearing Station at Ytres.
Born 1898 in St. Andrew, Edinburgh. Son of Henry and Janet (Laidlaw) Fox of Morebattle.
Died of Wounds on 21 August 1917 and buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


Pte. J. FRATER, H.L.I.
James Frater age 22 Private (30667) 16th Battalion (2nd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
James was a farm servant in Ednam, Roxburghshire when he married in 1915.
Born 1894 in Yetholm, Roxburghshire. Son of the late John Frater and of Elizabeth (Douglas) Frater of Yetholm. Husband of Mary (Scott) Frater who he married in 1915 in Morebattle.
Missing in Action on 3 July 1917 and named on the Nieuport Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Yetholm Parish War Memorial and on the Kelso War Memorial.


Pte. G. HALLIDAY, S.W.B.
Note: When he died in 1912 George's father William was still using the family name of Holiday.
George Halliday age 37 Private (44412) 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers.
George was a mason in Lauder, Berwickshire when he enlisted as Private (179431) in the Royal Engineers. Later he was posted to the SWB in France.
Born 1879 in Morebattle as George Holiday. Son of the late Elizabeth (Steel) Holiday (died 1879) and the late William Holiday (died 1912)
Husband of Janet (Renton) Halliday of High Street, Lauder, Berwickshire who he married in 1905 in Lauder as George Halliday.
Killed in Action on 13 April 1917 and buried in Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, France.
Also named on the Lauder War Memorial as George Halliday, Sap. Royal Engineers.
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Cpl. W.H. HALLIDAY, A.&S.H.
Walter Herriot Halliday age 30 Private (9625) 53rd Company, Machine Gun Corps.
In 1901 Walter, aged 13, was living with his brothers and sister at Tofts Cottage in Morebattle. He was an under-gamekeeper at Clifton Park when he enlisted as Private (6519) in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in November 1914. He went to France in April 1916 and was transferred to the MGC. Walter was killed near Langemarck but his body was recovered from the battlefield and he was re-interred at the Cement House in September 1919.
Born 1887 in Whitsome, Berwickshire. Son of the late Robert (died 1895) and Margaret (Herriot) Halliday (died 1892) formerly of Swinton Quarter Farm, Berwickshire. Husband of the late Isabella (Renwick) Halliday (died October 1916) who he married in August 1915 at Morebattle Tofts while he was in training with the 13th Reserve Battalion at Tain. Brother of Mrs Janet Rae of Primside Toll, Yetholm, Roxburghshire, the guardian of his children.
Killed in Action on 22 October 1917 and buried in Cement House Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Yetholm Parish War Memorial as Walter Halliday, M.G.C.


Pte. G. LUKE, R.S.
George Luke age 20 Private (13053) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.
George landed with his battalion in France in May 1915. He was wounded and taken prisoner during the battle of Loos but died in a German Field Hospital at Seclin. He was buried in the Communal Cemetery there but was re-interred in Souchez in 1922.
Born 1895 in Eccles, Berwickshire. Son of James and Agnes Downie (Stewart) Luke.
Died of Wounds on 3 October 1915 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


Pte. G. McGREGOR, S.G.
George McGregor age 27 Private (15613) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
In 1911 George was a shepherd with his father at Mindrum in Northumberland but by 1914 the family were at Clifton and then at Primside Mill, Morebattle. George as working as a rabbit-catcher at Catch-a-Penny Farm, Yetholm when he enlisted in December 1915.
Born 1890 at Mindrum, Carham, Glendale, Northumberland. Son of Thomas and Jane (Stonehouse) McGregor.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Yetholm Parish War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte. A. MINTO, K.O.S.B.
Andrew Minto age 34 Private (40091) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 Andrew and his mother and family were in Morebattle and in 1914 he was a hind at Gateshaw Farm, Morebattle. He enlisted in February 1915.
Born 1883 in Rulewater, Teviothead, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Andrew Minto (died 1903) and of Mary (Glendinning) Minto of Morebattle.
Died of Wounds on 31 May 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.


Pte. G. WEIR, K.O.S.B.
George Weir age 38 Private (40592) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
George was the farm steward at Woodside, Yetholm when he enlisted in July 1916. He was posted as Private (25445) to the 7th/8th King's Own Scottish Borderers in France on 5 October but was transferred to the 2nd RSF two weeks later. He was wounded on 31 October and died in the 43rd Casualty Clearing Station exactly a month after he had arrived in France.
Born 1878 in Morebattle. Son of George and Betsy or Elizabeth (Davidson) Weir of Woodside Farm and of Rutherford House, Yetholm, Roxburghshire.
Died of Wounds on 5 November 1916 and buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial.


Cpl. J. WIGHT, K.O.S.B.
John Wight age 20 Lance Corporal (200716) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was brought up by his grandparents John and Elizabeth Wight in Jedburgh. He was a farm servant at Whitton Farm, Morebattle when he enlisted in the 4th KOSB in November 1914. He was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB in France April 1917 but was wounded and gassed and then joined the 6th KOSB. John was killed near Meteren.
Born 1897 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of Thomas and Alice Jane (Whitelaw) Wight. Nephew of Alexander Whitelaw of Marchcleuch Farm. Jedburgh who he named as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 18 August 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Kelso War Memorial and on the Jedburgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The WW1 memorial indicates that the names of WW2 casualties are recorded in the nearby church but we do not have a photograph or thread for that.

1939 - 1945


CPL. THOMAS G. ELLIOT, R.A.F.
Thomas Grieve Elliot age 27 Leading Aircraftman (1569025) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Thomas died in a bathing accident at RAF Koggala, the sea-plane base in Ceylon.
Born 1918 in Kirkton, Roxburghshire. Son of Thomas Elliot and of Euphemia Drummond (Grieve) Elliot of Swindon, Mowhaugh, Yetholm, Roxburgshire.
Died on Service on 17 November 1945 and buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri Lanka.
Also named on Yetholm Parish War Memorial.


PTE. JAMES C. LAIDLAW, N.M.R. SOUTH AFRICA.
James Laidlaw age 41 Private (73235) 1st Battalion, Natal Mounted Rifles, South African Forces.
James was a bricklayer when he enilisted. He was killed by shell fire near Tobruk in Libya.
Born 1900 in Morebattle as James Cunningham Laidlaw. Son of the late William Laidlaw (died 1941) and of the late Isabella White (Tough) Laidlaw (died 1934) of Morebattle.
Missing in Action on 14 June 1942 and named on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

and his brother

DVR. KENNETH R. LAIDLAW, R.A.C
.
Kenneth Laidlaw age 31 Trooper (14298859) The Inns of Court Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps.
After landing at Juno Beach in Normandy in June 1944 the Inns of Court, an armoured car regiment, was the reconnaissance asset of I Corps. Kenneth was killed at St. Germain La Blanche Herbe near Caen but was re-interred in Bayeux in June 1945.
Born 1912 in Morebattle as Kenneth Ross Laidlaw. Son of the late William Laidlaw (died 1941) and of the late Isabella White (Tough) Laidlaw (died 1934) of Morebattle.
Killed in Action on 9 July 1944 and buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
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A.C.W. BARBARA ROBERTSON, W.A.A.F.
Barbara Robertson age 20 Aircraftwoman 1st Class (2036250) Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
Barbara and another WAAF based at RAF Rednal near Oswestry, Shropshire, were accidentally killed while crossing the railway line at Rednal & West Felton Station.
Born 1923 in Kelso, Roxburghshire. Daughter of William John Robertson and Jane (Armstrong or Moffat or Turner) Robertson of Clifton-on-Bowmont, Yetholm, Roxburghshire.
Died on Active Service on 25 August 1943 and buried in Morebattle Burial Ground. (CWG)


PTE. JOHN THOMSON, K.O.S.B.
John Thomson age 20 Private (3192266) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a farm worker when he enlisted. He was in training when he died of pneumonia in the 23rd Scottish Military Hospital, Peebles.
Born 1919 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of John and Anne Stewart (Brown) Thomson of Whitton, Morebattle.
Died on Service on 25 December 1939 and buried in Morebattle Burial Ground. (CWG)


SGT. PILOT THOMAS G. YOUNG, R.A.F.
Thomas George Young age 21 Sergeant/Pilot (979105) 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Thomas was educated at Kelso High School and was twice the school's sports champion. He joined the RAF in 1940. His Stirling bomber has taken off from RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire for a raid on Hamburg but the aircraft crashed at Zeven near Bremen.
Born 1920 in Morebattle. Son of Thomas George Young and of Janet Hogg (Burns) Young of Morebattle.
Killed in Action on 30 June 1941 and buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Kelso High School memorial.
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