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CONTENTS Page Introduction 4 Chapter 1 – The Gala Remembers 2018 Programme 10 Programme 11 People 12 Festival of Remembrance 16 Teardrop Sculpture 18 The Lone Piper 21 RBLS Service 23 Angel’s Wings 27 RBLS Commemorative Bench 29 Inspiring Through Education 31 WWI Crochet Poppy Cross 35 Exhibitions 37 Commemorative Screenings 39 Commemorative Torch 41

Chapter 2 – The Great War 45 A Short History of WWI 46 How War Impacted on the Town 52 Regiments Involved 56

Chapter 3 – WWI Fallen 60 Chapter 4 – Second World War

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A Short History of WWII 277

Chapter 5 – WWII Fallen 284 Acknowledgements 327

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INTRODUCTION

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I am delighted to introduce you to this Galashiels Book of Commemoration as a legacy to the many exhibitions and talks we presented to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This is a work in progress, and we hope this record will help to elicit more contributions, and can be updated on a regular basis. If your research produces photographs or more information on any individual, do get in touch. This is a fascinating insight into what took place, and a poignant reminder of what can happen when countries go to war. We have spent many hours researching, checking and documenting, and I would like to thank the Old Gala Club for all their help in providing this information. Despite sometimes incorrect or conflicting material, we have striven to be as accurate as we can. The Galashiels War Memorial has 639 men listed on it. This is one more than originally suggested, and was found during our research. So far 609 have been identified, leaving 30 still to be researched. These men fought for the armed forces of six separate countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States of America. The men served in 59 separate regiments and corps, though in many cases those corps and regiments are only represented by one man on the memorial. The majority – 627 – served in the army; 11 served in the Navy, and one in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC – actually part of the army). The RFC member is listed as serving in the RAF, but he died before the RAF was formed on 1 April 1918.

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Of those serving in the army, most served in infantry regiments recruited from Scotland. The most popular regiment was the local regiment, the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB), with 240 men.

Born and Lived We know the birthplaces of 579 of the men. 386 (66%) were born in Galashiels. Most lived in Galashiels. We have addresses of some kind for about 560 of the men. Of those, 396 are in Galashiels. 124 lived elsewhere in Scotland, 13 in England, one in Ireland, and the rest in parts of the Empire. It is likely that fewer than 396 really lived in Galashiels. They were mostly young men, and a number may have lived in Edinburgh or Glasgow in lodgings, giving their home address as Galashiels. Using the population data from the 1911 census, about 4.5% of British men died in World War I. Based on the number of men we know lived in Galashiels, we can estimate that about 70% of the men on the Galashiels War Memorial lived in Galashiels. As the male population of Galashiels was 6,900 in 1911, this means that Galashiels lost about 6.4% of its male population – about 40% more than the national average. The oldest to die in combat was 52, and the youngest 16. Their average age was 27.

When did they die? 18 men died in 1914, the first two on 14 September. 174 died in 1915, 101 in 1916, 150 in 1917, and 132 in 1918. A further 29 died after the war, the last on 21 November 1924. The worst day for the town was 12 July 1915, when 75 men were killed at Achi Baba and Gallipoli, when the 1/4th Battalion of the KOSB mounted an ill-fated attack on the Turkish trenches. Find Gala Remembers content on: 6

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This book will live on as a factual and historical reference for a very long time. I hope you find it of great interest and find what you are looking for. I have certainly found the whole experience humbling, to say the least. Please do get in touch with us to tell us what you think. Kind regards, Bill White Chairman Gala Remembers 2019

With thanks to the Old Gala Club and Gavin McLelland for their photographs, content, input and guidance. Without their support, this book would not have been possible. Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this book, due to the volume of data, and nature of the data source, there may be some inaccuracies. If you notice anything you believe to be inaccurate, please contact us at hello@energisegalashiels.co.uk

The Gala Remembers Programme 2018 was made possible by the vision and efforts of the following people: Sandy Aitchison, Helen Calder, Anne Carrie, Judith Cleghorn, Murray Dickson, Jean Doogan, Elma Fleming, Jenni Golder, John Gray, Mike Gray, Dave Hartley, Nikki Hume, Gordon Keddie, Brian Lawson, Karen Lawson, Emily McGowan, Harry Scott and Bill White. Gala Remembers

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PROGRAMME The Gala Remembers 2018 programme was an outstanding success, with hundreds pf people taking part in a series of events to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. The ambitious programme was launched after a number of community organisations came together to remember one of the deadliest conflicts in history, which claimed the lives of 639 Galashiels men between 1914 and 1918. Led by community group Energise Galashiels Trust, Gala Remembers 2018 included exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, live music, light displays, street art and acts of remembrance held in the town in October and November that year. It culminated in the Royal British Legion Scotland Remembrance Parade on Sunday 11 November, with a special Angel’s Wings Service that evening. A huge amount of hard work by various community partners went into planning and delivering the programme. It has subsequently been hailed as a unique but replicable model for community engagement. This Book of Commemoration has been collated not only as a memorial to those 639 men from the town who sacrificed their lives, but also as a lasting legacy of the work of the people who, 100 years later, felt compelled to remember. GALA REMEMBERS 2018 PROGRAMME | 1

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PEOPLE Gala Remembers 2018 was a unique programme, involving many people who represented a considerable number of different partner organisations. Following the success of the programme, we spoke to a few of those involved, to ask for their thoughts.

Why you (or your organisation) felt it was important to be part of the programme: “The reason I wanted to be part of it is that my father and my uncle both served in WWI. My father was in the Gordon Highlanders and my uncle served with the Cameron Highlanders. Both were wounded, my father on his left shoulder — a few inches down and he would have been shot in the heart. My uncle was wounded twice and was sent back. He was badly affected by gas.” – Sandy Aitchison, Councillor, Scottish Borders Council

“I think we all felt a massive obligation to be part of the WW1 Memorial after all these people fought for us. When my Dad was alive, right from the age of 2, I never missed an Armistice Parade with him. I was taught respect, and these people deserve that.” – Tracey Alder, The Focus Ladies Crochet Group

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“It was an opportunity to bring together disparate community groups in one common cause and coordinate efforts into a more significant and meaningful commemoration than would have been possible if each group had done their own thing.” – Mike Gray, Energise Galashiels Trust

“It was important for Scottish Borders Council and its members to be seen to be leading on such an important and historic occasion.” – Harry Scott, Elected Member, Scottish Borders Council

“I feel it was important for the club and other organisations involved to mark this historic event.” – Karen Lawson, Old Gala Club

“We were delighted to be a small part of the huge programme, as we love to support the local community, and we felt it was important that film was represented in the mix of events.” – Andrew Poole, Pavilion Cinema, Galashiels

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What you enjoyed about the programme: “Bringing people together to be an effective team that successfully delivered a series of significant commemoration projects which were widely acclaimed across our community.” – Mike Gray, Energise Galashiels Trust

“Working with all the good people involved in organising the event, and being part of one of the most important and public-facing ceremonies in Galashiels to mark the ending of WW1.” – Harry Scott, Elected Member, Scottish Borders Council

“I enjoyed all aspects of the programme and my involvement in it. In particular, I enjoyed John Brown playing the pipes at 6am on the morning of 11 November 2018.”  – Karen Lawson, Old Gala Club

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“It was delightful to see so many people back in the cinema enjoying a showing of a fairly modern film like War Horse, but even more so to see such great support for the 1960s Richard Attenborough film Oh! What A Lovely War.” – Andrew Poole, Pavilion Cinema, Galashiels

“What I got from the experience was great satisfaction in seeing the look of pride on the boys’ faces and hearing the positive comments from the public in Galashiels as to how smart the boys looked parading in the Remembrance Day parade. Overall a sense of achievement when I was told by BB HQ that our boys were the only ones in the UK parading in 100-year-old uniforms. As the result of this, the Scottish Boys’ Brigade was allowed to retain these uniforms for other Companies to use at events and displays. I also enjoyed and was so proud of my godson,John Brown, who played a solo of When the Battles Oer at the War Memorial and also watching his twin brother, James Brown bugle with his dad on Remembrance Sunday.“ – Brian Lawson, Boys’ Brigade

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FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE Music and song are as much an act of remembrance as they are a display of celebration, as we see each year with the Royal British Legion’s hugely successful Festival of Remembrance, held in the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Gala Remembers 2018 committee felt something similar, albeit on a smaller scale, would be a fitting addition to the programme.

Under the expert directorship of Gordon Keddie and stewardship of comperes John Gray and Colin Playfair, the evening started with a concert, with a rendition of Calling Doon the Line, performed on the big screen with kind permission from Alan Brydon. Galashiels ExService Pipe Band, Langlee Community Choir and Galashiels Town Band followed, with a variety of musical performances. After the concert came the Remembrance Parade and Service with Adjutant Stuart Fleming BEM, the Rev. Duncan McCosh, buglers Alan Paterson and David Philips, and piper Bruce Hastie. 16

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The parade included Galashiels Town Band, Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band, Standard Bearers & members of the Royal British Legion Scotland Galashiels branch, Galashiels Ex-Servicemen, Army Reserve, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue, Scottish Ambulance Service, British Red Cross, Borders General Hospital nurses, uniformed youth organisations: Boys Brigade, Galashiels Scout Group, Girlguiding Scotland and Air Training Corps; Scottish Borders Councillors from Galashiels and District, Galashiels Community Council, Braw Lads’ Gathering Executive Council and Galashiels Academy. After the parade, the audience came together in song, with an address by the Rev. Duncan McCosh, followed by a two-minute silence, prayer and benediction, the singing of the national anthem, and subsequent march off. Those in attendance on the evening were quick to praise the organisers of the event, their collective thoughts best summed up by one gentleman’s comment: “We did Gala proud.”

FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE Remembrance Concert Parade and Service Friday 9th November 2018 | Volunteer Hall, Galashiels

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TEARDROP SCULPTURE An environmentally friendly World War I memorial made from hundreds of plastic bottles became one of the key features of Galashiels for a few weeks in 2018, as part of the Gala Remembers 2018 programme. The Poppy Teardrop sculpture was created by Jenni Golder, using bottles gathered over the space of a year as part of the project. These were collected, washed and re-used by Jenni and members of Energise Galashiels Trust and a group of volunteers led by Anne Carrie.

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Poppy Teardrop was unveiled at Galashiels War Memorial on Friday 19 October, as a tribute to the 639 men from the town who lost their lives during World War I. The artwork was created in July of that year. The process involved cutting the base and top of each collected and washed bottle.

The plastic was then painted red, and holes drilled in each to create the Poppy Teardrop, all of which took real community effort. They were then fixed to special mesh sheeting. Finally, the sculpture was installed on a specially engineered mechanism at the side of the building. Looking back, artist Jenni said: “We hope it inspired people to remember their past, as well as look to the future and the positive impact we can have on the environment.�

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THE LONE PIPER Synonymous with Scotland, and for many synonymous with the military too, the bagpipes have always played a role in rallying Scottish soldiers when they are called to war. In an almost bitter twist, the pipes have also become central to our acts of remembrance. When it comes to these occasions, there are few more poignant than the 6am Lone Piper. In 2018, the honour and responsibility of The Lone Piper performance fell on the young shoulders of John Brown, a member of the Air Training Corp and the Joint Services Cadet Pipe Band. The 6am slot was arranged by the College of Piping, with John becoming one of 1,000 lone pipers playing Battle’s O’er, at locations across the United Kingdom. John’s father, Ian Brown, a Gala man who left the town before John was born, reached out to John’s godfather, Brian Lawson, to ask if he could also help. Brian, an active member of his beloved Galashiels community, was quick to identify the potential link-up to the the Gala Remembers 2018 programme. At the time of the centenary, John was 16 years old, and had been playing the pipes for 4 years. He only picked up a full set of pipes six months before the performance, and the sense of occasion was not lost on him. John recalls, “I felt privileged and proud to be part of the centenary of the end of World War. I was also tired, because I had to get up early on a Sunday morning.” Ensuring the younger generations learned from the lessons of war was a central theme with the Gala Remembers 2018 programme. John summed it up best when asked why he felt it was important to be involved with acts of remembrance. He said: “You are keeping the spirit of the soldiers alive. Young people can learn from past wars. Gala Remembers

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“It’s important to remember the sacrifices that people made so I have the freedom, chances and opportunities to do/be what I want.”    John is committed to continuing to participate in acts of remembrance by wearing his poppy and carrying on piping to the best of his ability. Commenting on his passion for piping, John said: “If they like me playing, I am happy.”

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RBLS SERVICE The universal Remembrance Sunday Service never fails to serve as a sombre and reflective occasion for all who attend. On Sunday 11th November 2018, hundreds of people gathered for the Royal British Legion Scotland service of remembrance at Galashiels War Memorial. Presided over by Gill Coltman, the service was poignant.

“On this day in 1918 the Armistice Agreement was signed between Germany and the Allies. The fighting stopped. And no gun was fired after 11 o’clock that day.”

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Benediction: “God grant to the living grace, the departed rest, to the Church, the Queen, the Commonwealth and all the world peace and concord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy spirit, be among you and remain with you always. – Amen.”

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The First World War necessitated the recruitment of a huge number of volunteers, and they were drawn from all walks of life through Lord Kitchener’s recruitment drive: “Your Country Needs YOU!” …Over 1,800 men from Galashiels volunteered for service in the various branches of the Navy and Army. Over the full four-year period of the war, this rose to well over 3,000 men and women from Gala. Out of a community of around 14-15,000 at the time, this represented a very high percentage of the adult population.

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“Our Braw, Braw Lads…acknowledged today, as they are every day, through the chimes of the bells.”

Hark! I hear from yonder tower Three measured notes inspiring, And down the years at every hour With constancy untiring The requiem soft falls on our ears And echoes o’er the valley, A monument of more than tears For those who fought and fell for Gala. – George Hope Tait

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ANGEL’S WINGS The unique Angel’s Wings service of remembrance takes place at Galashiels’ impressive War Memorial. The service returned for Gala Remembers 2018, playing its part in the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The service was inspired by a special feature of the War Memorial, when the Angel of Peace figure gains the appearance of having wings, when the surrounding lights are lowered.

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Galashiels and District Councillor Sandy Aitchison, who was involved in the Angel’s Wings service for a several years, said: “We have one of the most impressive war memorials in the country in Galashiels.”

“After its construction, one of the unintentional characteristics was the “angel’s wings” effect. This effect is rarely seen now, due to street lighting, but when these surrounding lights are switched off, we are provided with a special and poignant sight.” The torrential downpour on Sunday 11 November 2018 did little to dampen the sense of awe felt by the hundreds of people in attendance, when the lights were dimmed and the wings appeared.

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RBLS COMMEMORATIVE BENCH As part of the Gala Remembers 2018 programme, the opportunity for quiet reflection in the shadow of Galashiels War Memorial, close to the Gala Water, was truly enhanced by the installation of a commemorative bench, courtesy of the Galashiels branch Women’s Section of the Royal British Legion.

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to linger a while in the town. Members were asked for their ideas on a design, with the aim of creating a bench that would stand out with the impact of a street art installation. The Galashiels-based company, Morrison and Murray Engineering Works, was commissioned to construct the bench, which was then installed near the fountain in Cornmill Square. The Women’s Section were so pleased with feedback from members of the public, who appreciated the bench as a positive and fitting tribute. The response encouraged the decision to commission a second bench, this time funded by the Women’s Section and the Royal British Legion Riders Branch. Jean Doogan of the Women’s Section would like to remind everyone they are welcome at the Royal British Legion, whether they are members or not. 30

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ENGAGING THROUGH EDUCATION A key aim of the Gala Remembers 2018 programme was to ensure that the story of the conflict, and its impact on Galashiels, was cascaded down to the children of the town’s primary and secondary schools. In a world where children grow up with increasingly blurred lines between fiction and reality, the story of the atrocities of World War I could all too easy be deemed too horrendous to be real. But the world’s deadliest conflict was real – as real as the memorial in the town centre with 639 names on a bronze plaque. The Gala Remembers 2018 programme engaged with the children of the town in two projects.

Primary Schools There are 11 primary schools in the Galashiels cluster area, and visits were arranged to each one. Two of the Gala Remembers 2018 programme volunteers were only too happy to make the trips throughout the town and surrounding areas, to speak to the younger generations, imparting their version of a story that must be told. Given the serious and, at times, shocking nature of that story, it was agreed with the partners in education that the visit should involve the older Primary 6 and 7 children. By showing a short film, focusing initially on the Galashiels War Memorial on the northwest end of the Burgh Chambers – an iconic building known to the children – the volunteers presented the impressive work of T.J. Clapperton and Sir Robert Lorimer. Gala Remembers

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Unveiled on 4 October 1925, the memorial consists of a peel tower and a quarter-chiming clock, in front which is a plinth with a statue of a mounted Border Reiver. Situated behind the sculpture is the bronze panel of the 639 men lost in World War I, set into the base of the tower. On the right-hand side is a separate bronze plaque recording the dedication. Above the panel is a sculpture of the Angel of Peace holding a wreath in each hand, which featured prominently in one of the main remembrance events during the 2018 programme. Eager to hear more, the children sat in contemplative silence, before being invited to ask questions. In each school, the presentation was followed by energetic and engaging debate. It was clear to the volunteers that the children were knowledgeable, yet keen to learn more about World War I and its impact on the town they call home.

Galashiels Academy pupils show off their winning designs for WW1 commemorative town banners. Top row (L-R): Isabella Walker, Kat Mitchell, Oliwia Jasniewicz, Russell Kerr, Ruby Parkes, Christopher Hay, Callum Crooks Bottom row (L-R): Kasia Bell, Finn Murray, Katie Davidson Wilson, (Alana Sandilands), Jaysen Young, Siobhan McLaren, Kate Donaldson

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Banners designed by Galashiels Academy pupils. Credit (L-R):Top Row: Alana Sandilands, Kasia Bell Bottom Row: Ruby Parkes, Siobhan McLaren and Katie Davidson Wilson

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Galashiels Academy One of the aims of Gala Remembers 2018 was generational inclusion, specifically the inclusion of younger adults. So, from the start, the committee were keen to work with staff and pupils of Galashiels Academy, to provide a platform for remembrance that was relevant to the students, and demonstrated their understanding to the wider community. A competition was launched, with the help of Nikki Hume, inviting secondary school pupils to design artwork to be displayed as external pole banners scattered throughout the town, in advance of Remembrance Day. The students involved were required to research World War I before starting the project. This in itself was informative, with the pupils all confirming they learned a lot more about the brutalities of the Great War. The pupils were provided with a variety of materials and an open brief, allowing for a diverse range of techniques to be used. The colours that reflect war could be considered subdued and muted, but many of the pupils connected with the idea of the poppy, bringing in its striking red colour, including vibrant greens and purples too. As is to be expected, symbolism also featured heavily, with crosses and silhouettes of soldiers used to communicate the human impact of the conflict. Judging was tough, as the quality of entries far surpassed any expectation. The students used a great variety of creative, dynamic and innovative approaches to convey what the centenary meant to them. With the help of Portlande Sanderson and a host of volunteers, the banner display throughout the town was a magnificent sight. Feedback from pupils, school staff, and the wider community suggested great pride in what our young adults had produced.

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WWI CROCHET POPPY CROSS Unique programmes such as Gala Remembers 2018 take a tremendous amount of planning and preparation, much of which starts off as casual conversations, months – if not years – beforehand. A great example of how one of these conversations developed into something truly memorable was the beautiful crocheted cross, handcrafted by the Focus Ladies Crochet Group for Gala Remembers 2018. The 12-strong group, led by Tracey Alder (including some ‘lefties’ – a challenge when teaching crochet), included a few who had never crocheted before they first came together. Now crochet experts, some members continue to make blankets for the charity Project Linus, which are distributed across the Borders. The group’s involvement with Gala Remembers 2018 came around two years beforehand, when Bill White, the project chairman, approached to ask if they would like to create a piece in memory of the 639 men from the town who lost their lives in World War I. More than happy to be involved, the group members gathered to discuss their approach and eventually arrived at a design which met the brief.

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Creating 639 poppies using 2,000g of red wool and 600g of black, the group then called on the team from Works+, based in the Focus Centre, to ask if they could help with a structural design to house the crochet poppies. They jumped at the chance. Between the two organisations, they agreed that a cross, painted white and covered in individually attached crocheted poppies, would look stunning, yet suitably sombre. The cross was situated in the foyer of the Focus Centre, and received much praise for its beautiful appearance, and an appreciation of how much work had gone into its creation. As the group members said, “It was made with love, as a standing memorial for the future, from the Focus Ladies Crochet Group.”

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EXHIBITIONS Exhibitions played an important part in the Gala Remembers 2018 programme, with two of our partners hosting temporary installations to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

Live Borders: Scotland’s War – Our War in Quilts This critically acclaimed touring exhibition came to Galashiels in 2018, through the efforts of Helen Calder of Energise Galashiels Trust and Professor Yvonne McEwen of Scotland’s War Project. Created by the Milton Quilters from Edinburgh, it tells the story of Scotland’s contribution to World War I. To mark the centenary of the end of the war, six additional quilts were created to highlight the problems faced by ex-servicemen in the post-war years. The Milton Quilters, formed in the early 1990s with a group of six ladies, has grown steadily over the years. The members felt honoured when they were invited by Scotland’s War Project at the University of Edinburgh to make a series of panels to commemorate World War I. The exhibition came to Old Gala House and was a huge success, with many favourable responses from visitors.

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Exhibition of WWI quilts by the Milton Quilters at Old Gala House.

The quilt panels highlighted the important contribution Scotland made to the war effort, covering topics including The Animals of World War I, Scapa Flow, Piper Daniel Laidlaw, Commonwealth War Graves and the Munitionettes who worked at HM Factory in Gretna.

Borders College: Student Exhibition As a mark of their continued commitment to the armed forces, for the second year running, Borders College hosted a temporary exhibition of remembrance, created by college students. The 2018 installation followed wide praise for the work of student Morag Grant from Hawick, whose Sticking Poppy and Charred Wood sculpture was displayed on campus in 2017. The Gala Remembers 2018 exhibition included a display of students’ written accounts of what the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I meant to them, compared with older family members. The exhibition also included historical artefacts including medals, and a student’s diorama representing a World War I trench system.

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COMMEMORATIVE SCREENINGS The Pavilion Cinema The medium of film is well known for its ability to communicate a message or convey a story. So, when the Gala Remembers 2018 volunteers were planning the content of the programme, they all agreed that it would benefit from presenting a series of films. Andrew Poole and the team from the Pavilion Cinema were happy to be involved, appreciating the value of contributing to this ambitious community group project. Even the Pavilion building was affected by the upheaval caused by the outbreak of World War I. The start of the of war meant a five-year delay in building work begun in 1914 on what was then called the Playhouse. Work didn’t resume until 1919, with the building finally opening in 1920. This history made it all the more fitting for the cinema to show three films relating to World War I.

The Films The 1924 film A Couple of Down and Outs was shown in partnership with Scotland’s War Project. This film is widely accepted as the inspiration for the 2011 Steven Spielberg blockbuster, War Horse. The screening was followed by a question and answer session.

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The satirical comedy musical Oh! What a Lovely War was released in 1969. This was included in the 2018 listings, bringing a more lighthearted and energetic feel to the programme.

War Horse was also shown, in addition to a special screening of the film for local school children. The pupils were able to watch the, at times, heart-wrenching story of Albert and Joey, as they fight to survive the atrocities of a war far from home. The critically acclaimed film, based on the much-loved children’s novel of the same title by Michael Morpurgo, provided the ideal platform to bring learning about the world’s deadliest conflict to another generation of children. Lest they forget.

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COMMEMORATIVE TORCH A Shining Light of Legacy and Remembrance Acts of remembrance reflect historical significance but importantly, alongside their tangible attributes, they become part of the fabric of a local community. The Remembrance Torch unveiled at the War Memorial in Galashiels on Sunday 4th October 2020 is a perfect, and poignant, example. The Torch, first proposed by Galashiels town councillor George Hope Tait during the construction of the town’s War Memorial in 1923, was intended to sit on the side of the burgh building facing Cornmill Square. However, due to budgetary constraints at the time, that element of the plan was dropped.

Design drawing for the commemorative torch, proposed by George Hope Tait in the 1920s.

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It has taken 97 years – and the vision of the Gala Remembers 2018 committee who unanimously agreed to deliver this lasting legacy – to bring George Hope Tait’s vision to life. The bronze torch and glass flame, crafted by Beltane Studios, Andrew Holmes Glass and James Stewart and Sons Electrical, is now located where it was originally intended. A fitting and permanent tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during two World Wars, the Torch lights up at 8pm each day when the chimes of ‘Braw, Braw Lads’ ring out, as suggested by Hope Tait, and serves as an emotive reminder of fallen Galaleans. The Torch and plaque, funded by Energise Galashiels Trust and with support from the public through the Gala Remembers project, were unveiled by Valerie Gray, George Hope Tait’s granddaughter. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the ceremony couldn’t be opened to the public. Hope Tait’s influence on architecture, heritage and civic legacy in Galashiels was extensive. He served on Galashiels Town Council for over 29 years and in addition to his involvement in the erection of the War Memorial together with architect Robert Lorimer, sculptor Thomas Clapperton and stonemason George Sutherland, he was credited, along with his peers, with the constitution of the Braw Lads’ Gathering in 1930. Gala Remembers

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Valerie Gray, George Hope Tait’s granddaughter, looks on as the bronze and glass commemorative torch is unveiled and lit up for the first time at the Galashiels War Memorial in October 2020.

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CHAPTER 2

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WWI – SHORT HISTORY 1914 The assassination in June 1914, of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is often considered the event that pushed the world towards war. However, with some contemporary historians pointing to the actions of Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire as the precursor to conflict, not everybody agrees. Despite Britain’s assertion that any issues could be resolved at the conference table, previously forged political alliances across Europe were already discounting diplomacy and flexing their military muscles. The declaration of war on Serbia by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with support from their German allies, was probably the point of no return. Two powerful groups formed: Britain, France and Russia, known as The Triple Entente and the Central Powers of Germany, the AustroHungarian Empire and their allies. In August, Germany invaded France through Belgium, forcing Britain, France and Russia to declare war on Germany. Within weeks, millions of men across the continent were on the march. The ‘Great War’ had begun, and fighting spread across the world. In Europe, the opposing armies constructed lines of defensive trenches that eventually stretched from the Belgian coast to Switzerland — an area which became known as the Western Front.

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At the outbreak of war, Britain had a small professional volunteer army, some of which was stationed overseas. The 1st Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borders (KOSB), for example, was immediately recalled from Lucknow, India. Even when the Territorial Force and all the reserves were mobilised, there were only around three quarters of a million men in uniform. Although over a million men had enlisted by January 1915, the government later introduced conscription which, over the course of the war, saw over two million more men in service. One young (underage) soldier who joined the Middlesex Regiment wrote of his reasons for enlisting. “It was seeing the picture of Kitchener and his finger pointing at you — any position that you took up, the finger was always pointing to you — it was a wonderful poster really.”

Other Events of 1914 7 August: The first soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force arrive in France. 8 August: The first shots are fired in East Africa, when a British warship bombarded Dar es Salaam (modern Tanzania). 23 August: The Battle of Mons was the first major encounter between British and German forces on the Western Front. 9 September: The first units of the Indian Expeditionary Force land at Suez to help defend the strategically important Suez Canal against Turkish attack.

1915 At home, British industry continued the transition to a war economy, with factories producing ever greater quantities of armaments and other items needed for the war effort. Much of this work fell, for the first time, to women. Gala Remembers

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While fighting on the Western Front and other parts of the world continued, 1915 will be forever remembered for the military and human disaster that was the Dardanelles (Gallipoli) campaign against the Ottoman Empire (Turkey). The objective of the naval and land campaign was to open up the heavily defended Dardanelles Straits to Allied shipping, allowing the capture of Constantinople (modern Istanbul). Around 58,000 Allied soldiers, including British, Irish, New Zealanders and Australians were killed. A further 87,000 Ottoman Turks also died. Operations that began in March finally came to an end in January 1916, when the Allies withdrew. One of the architects of the campaign was Sir Winston Churchill. One young soldier from the 1st Australian Division remembered the tense moment before he landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. He said: “It was pitch dark, then all of a sudden the coast, a dim outline of the coast, loomed up. As we got closer, we were all beginning to get tensed up, nervously wondering what was going to happen, as everything was so quiet. Then a single shot rang out and a yellowish light flared up in the sky, and from then on the Turks let loose…”

Other events of 1915 22 April–25 May: At the Second Battle of Ypres, chlorine gas was used for the first time. 9 October: Belgrade fell, after Serbian forces were overwhelmed by troops from Germany, Austria and Bulgaria. 7 December–28 April 1916: At the Siege of Kut-al-Amara (modern Iraq), an Anglo-Indian force surrendered to the Turks. Of the over 10,000 soldiers taken prisoner, more than 40% died in captivity.

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1916 Fighting on the Western Front in 1916 was dominated by the awful, inextricably linked, conflicts at Verdun and the Somme. On 21 February, the Battle of Verdun began with a huge German bombardment on French positions. It was the only battle of the war that the French fought alone. The turning point in this mindless slaughter came on 24 June, when in an attempt to ease the pressure on the French and to draw German resources from Verdun, British and French guns opened up on enemy positions on the Somme. The bombardment began a conflict which brought yet more carnage. It was, according to one commentator, “141 days of horror.” The fighting around Verdun dragged on until mid-December, becoming the longest battle of La Grande Guerre. A soldier from the Hertfordshire Regiment spoke of the desperate conditions under fire. He said, “There were times, after being shelled for hours on end during the latter part of the Somme battle, that all I wanted to do was to be blown to bits. Because you knew that if you got wounded, they could never get you away under those conditions…”

Other events of 1916 9 March: Germany declares war on Portugal. 5 June: With British support, including TE Lawrence as liaison officer, the anti-Ottoman revolt spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula. 12 August: Italian units join Allied forces fighting in the Salonika Campaign.

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1917 The story of WW1 is littered with incidents of immense bravery. The assault on Vimy Ridge in northern France is one of them. On 9 April, four divisions of Canadian soldiers overran the heavily defended German positions. Hill 145, for example, the highest point of the Ridge, where the Vimy Monument now stands, was taken in a bayonet charge against machine-gun positions. Tim Cook, writing for the Canadian War Museum, said, “Many historians and writers consider the Canadian victory at Vimy a defining moment for Canada, when the country emerged from the shadow of Britain and felt capable of greatness.”

Other events of 1917 6 April: America entered the war. 31 July–6 November: The Battle of Passchendaele (officially known as the third battle of Ypres) was fought in horrific conditions. With prolonged rain, the battlefield turned into a stinking quagmire. So many dead – and so little achieved. 11 December: General Allenby, commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, entered Jerusalem two days after Turkish forces had surrendered.

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Field-Marshall Earl Haig, Commander in Chief of the British Expeditionary Force, gave this order on 11 April. “With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause each one must fight to the end. The safety of our homes and the freedom of mankind alike depend on the conduct of each one of us at this critical moment.” Allied units, including increasing numbers of Americans, pushed back hard and finally halted the advance. With casualties mounting, the tide was turning, and any advantage the exhausted Germans had from their additional men from the Eastern Front had gone. One despairing German officer sheltering from a barrage said: “Now it seems a million guns of the Americans, French and British were bombing us. The war was entirely lost…” He was right.

Other events of 1918 15 July–4 August: Second Battle of Marne – often considered as the beginning of the end for the Germans, when their troops were forced back by the Allies. 8–11 August: Following successes by Allied forces, the German commander Erich Ludendorff admitted that 8 August 1918 was “the black day of the German army.” 30 October: The Armistice between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies was signed. 3 November: The Armistice between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Allies was signed. 14 November: Hostilities in East Africa end. 16 November: Allied armies enter Germany. With their allies having already surrendered, Germany had little choice other than to agree to the harsh peace terms demanded of them. The Armistice, bringing WW1 to an end, was signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Gala Remembers

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HOW WAR IMPACTED ON THE TOWN When, Prime Minister Herbert Asquith addressed parliament on the 6th of August 1914, he told members that it was “with the utmost reluctance and with infinite regret, his majesty’s government has been compelled to put this country in a state of war…” While many reacted with shock to the announcement, others showed a fierce determination to stand up to the Kaiser’s army, already on the march in Europe. In Galashiels, men queued at recruiting stations, while territorial units were mobilised and placed on a war footing. Also preparing was the 4th battalion of the KOSB, initially billeted in Battalion Headquarters in Paton Street and other centres around Galashiels.

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For the women of Galashiels, war brought different challenges and responsibilities. There was a new-found independence with opportunities unthinkable before the war. The roles they took on during the war ensured that for some, their lives would never be the same again. They nursed the casualties of conflict, and as the number of departing men increased and local businesses and services were affected, they stepped into the breach. Although rationing wasn’t introduced until the end of the war, regular shortages meant that families had to be resourceful and inventive in order to put food on the table. When the conflict ended and the survivors returned home, the transition from serviceman to civilian was often long and difficult. They had fought in the “war to end all wars� they had changed, Galashiels had changed and the future was uncertain.

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Regimental Military Police apprehend a “defaulter.�

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Three brothers.

Peter Donaldson and his sister.

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REGIMENTS INVOLVED WWI, as a conflict of land, sea and air, saw men and women — who worked in essential non-combat roles — serve in the army, Royal Navy and the RAF, which was a new service formed in 1918 following the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. In Galashiels, the town War Memorial lists men who fought for six countries: Britain, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States of America. Together, they served with over 50 separate regiments and corps. Until March 1916, when the Military Service Act came into effect, a man typically could enlist in the regiment of his choice. However, following the introduction of conscription, recruits were no longer given the option of which regiment to join and were often sent to a unit that needed to be strengthened. Nevertheless, many Scottish Borderers did belong to their ‘local’ regiment, the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB), a unit with a proud history. Raised to protect the city of Edinburgh during the upheavals of the Glorious Revolution, they took the field in many of the great conflicts of the following centuries, including the Battles of Culloden and Minden. It wasn’t until 1887 that the Regiment became known as the King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Others enlisted in or were sent to Highland, Lowland and specialist regiments, while some served in units raised in England, Wales and Ireland.

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‘C’ Company 1/4th KOSB - Border Heroes of Gallipoli, 12th July 1915.

Some of Scotland’s best-known regiments which traditionally recruited from outside the Scottish Borders were well represented. Among them:

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The Royal Scots Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Royal Scots Greys Highland Light Infantry Gordon Highlanders Scots Guards

Specialist units like the Post Office Rifles, Army Veterinary Corps (Royal was added in late 1918), Royal Army Medical Corps and the Royal Army Chaplains’ Dept (RAChD) consisted of those mainly from within a particular profession or workplace. Within the Labour Corps, many had experience of mining, working on the roads, bricklaying and other trades. As workers, they made an essential contribution to the war effort. Image courtesy of Old Gala Club.

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‘C’ Company 4th KOSB at St. Paul’s Hall in Galashiels,1915.

Men serving with the Remount Service were responsible for the purchase and training of horses and mules often seen on the Western Front. Regiments from outside Scotland included:

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York and Lancaster Regiment Royal Welsh Fusiliers Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Connaught Rangers

Men saw action with mobile fighting units. They included the Machine Gun Corps, the newly formed Tank Corps, which first saw action in 1916 on the Somme, and a number of artillery units, like the Royal Field Artillery, responsible for medium calibre guns and howitzers, and the Royal Garrison Artillery, which manned the heavy and siege guns.

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Borderers also fought around the world with the Royal Navy, the Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Marine Light Infantry.

While, many of these fighting units have been disbanded or amalgamated since the end of 1918, the memory of all those who fought and died during the conflict lives on.

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ADAMSON, G Address: 26 Sime Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Margaret B Adamson, 47 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Scots, 11th Battalion, 13128 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 20/09/1917, age 28 What We Know:

ADAMSON, Thomas B Address: Sime Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Butcher at Messrs Peter Peden and Sons Parent(s): John Adamson, 26 Sime Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion, S/18321 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 16/07/1916, age 20 What We Know: Youngest son, also had a brother serving

AIKMAN, William Address: 52 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Henry and Lavinia Aikman, Brooklyn Cottage, Earlston Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 4371 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Achi Baba

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AITCHISON, James H Address: 44 Croft Street Born: Bankfoot, Perthshire Occupation/Place of Work: Linotype Operator Parent(s): George and Mary Aitchison Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Battalion, S/3472 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Verberie French National Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 26/07/1918, age 26 What We Know: Other known family members include – Helen Aitchison, 277 Harvard Avenue, Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, Canada. Wife moved to Canada. Wounded in 1917. Grave moved.

ALEXANDER, John T Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs John Alexander, 12 Moat Street Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 4th Battalion, 201426 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917, age 26 What We Know: Effects state 1/7th Battalion.

ALLAN, Francis Address: Bank Close Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 9532 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 24/04/1918 What We Know: Also served in 1st Battalion, known as Frank, promoted to a Lance Corporal.

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AMOS, John L R Address: 33 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Baker Parent(s): William Amos, 55 Stirling Street Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6658 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 18 What We Know: Two brothers and a brother-in-law serving, another brother-in-law killed in France

AMOS, Thomas R Address: 31 Green Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 29665 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917 What We Know: Also served in 1/4 and 2nd Battalion

ANDERSON, Peter Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Agnes Anderson, Stow, Midlothian Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion, 22729 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 05/09/1917 What We Know: Other known family members include – A T Anderson, 20 Picken Street, Riccarton, Kilmarnock

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ANDERSON, Peter Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scottish Rifles, 10th Battalion, 27569 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 16/08/1917, age 37 What We Know:

ANDERSON, William D Address: 8 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Power Loom Operator Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Demobbed, no 6592 and 200434

ANDISON, James S Address: Victoria Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Woollen Designer at Comelybank Mill Parent(s): Thomas B and Jane Andison, 230 Cliftonville Rd, Belfast Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 6902 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lancashire Landing Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 24 What We Know: Took an active part in cricket and football. His father was in business in Belfast where the deceased was brought up.

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ANGUS, Henry W Address: 66 Victoria Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6790 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Captain of junior section at Galashiels Harriers. Reported missing on 12 July 1915

ARNOTT, Thomas S Address: 106 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Barman Parent(s): George and Janet Arnott, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Machine Gun Corps, 195th Battalion, 44311 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Hooge Crater Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 03/10/1917, age 30 What We Know: Served in Sco Rif 9410, wounded, served in Cyclists.

BAILLIE, Charles Address: Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Machine Gun Corps, 131932 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 22/08/1917, age 22 What We Know:

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BAILLIE, William Address: 181b Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Margaret Dodds, 181 Galapark Road, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 8740 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 17/07/1916, age 29 What We Know: He lived in Australia when war broke out but on returning home he joined the KOSB. Wounded at Neuve Chapelle. Also 2nd Battalion. Transferred to UK Forces.

BAILLIE, Charles Address: 181b Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Fireman and Dyer Parent(s): Mrs Margaret Dodds, 181 Galapark Road, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Gordon Highlanders, 8th/10th Battalion, 6705 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Military Medal, commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 22/08/1917, age 22 What We Know: Played for Gala Rangers FC. Second son lost in the war. Wounded in April 1917

BAIN, David Address: Magdala Terrace Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Jane Bain Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th Battalion, A/7521 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 17/12/1917, age 36 What We Know: Other known family members include – Janet Bain, 9 Wardlaw Place, Gorgie, Edinburgh. Served in 7th and 7/8th Battalion.

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BALLANTYNE, Alexander Address: St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 29995 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917 What We Know: Also served in 1/4 Battalion as 6676.

BALLANTYNE, Andrew Address: 10 Mansfield Crescent Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Draper at Messrs Cook, Son & Co, St Paul’s Churchyard, London Parent(s): Andrew and Margaret Ballantyne, Hawick Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, S/13261 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 06/09/1916, age 21 What We Know: Only son, grandson of Chamberlain Ballantyne. Enlisted when in London, shot by a sniper at Battle of Ginchy

BALLANTYNE, John Address: 8 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7449 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Reported missing on 12 July 1915.

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BALLANTYNE, Robert B Address: 63 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Hairdresser at George Humes Parent(s): William and Agnes Ballantyne, 63 Lintburn Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 23619 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 30/01/1917, age 19 What We Know: Also served in 7/8th Battalion.

BALMER, John J Address: 50 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Died post war from anaemia.

BARBOUR, George W Address: 41 Glebe Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs James Barbour, Glebe Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6897 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 22 What We Know:

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BARRIE, Alexander B Address: Stirling Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Catherine Barrie, 88 High Street, Dalkeith Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 1st/8th Battalion, 330561 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Dalkeith New Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 02/05/1918, age 20 What We Know: Died of wounds in hospital in England.

BARRIE, Robert Address: 38 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Margaret Barrie (nee Armstrong), Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/5th Battalion, 201817 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Gaza War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 08/11/1917, age 36 What We Know: Served in 7th and 7/8th Battalion as 21279.

BARRON, Robert Address: 46 Meigle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Barron, Meigle Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 2nd Regiment, 14688 Served with (Country): South Africa Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/03/1918, age 42 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary Barron.

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BAXTER, Archibald S Address: Bridge Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Stevedore Parent(s): Alexander and Jemima Dickson Baxter Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 7th Battalion, 1811 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Edinburgh (Rosebank) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in Britain on 22/05/1915, age 46 What We Know: Other known family members include – Janet Campbell Baxter, 89 Henderson Street, Leith, Edinburgh. Died in Quintinshill Rail Disaster.

BAXTER, William Address: 256 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Trainee Accountant Parent(s): Walter and Mrs Baxter, Scott Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Highland Light Infantry, 17th Battalion, 2998 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/07/1916, age 19 What We Know: A former pupil of Galashiels Academy. Two brothers also serving. Working in Glasgow at enlistment. ‘Concentrated’ from 57d, R31c27.

BEE, Andrew B Address: 16 Huddersfield Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Groom/Steel Worker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Remount Depot, R4/089787 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Castleside Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 09/06/1918 What We Know: Died of TB after discharge for poor health. Served in UK.

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BEGGS, James Address: 33 Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Engineer Parent(s): James and Margaret Beggs, Island Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Middlesex Regiment, 21st Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 09/04/1918, age 21 What We Know: Commission 22/11/1917

BELL, George Address: 6 Nether Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Helen Bell Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 1st Battalion, 14544 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at St Amand British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 02/07/1918, age 24 What We Know:

BELL, James Address: 6 Nether Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Helen Bell Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 1st Battalion, 11031 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 31/07/1917, age 30 What We Know: He was killed on his 30 birthday.

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BELL, John D Address: Greenbank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Henry and Isabella Bell, 206 Dalry Road, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Scots, A Company 11th Battalion, 17027 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/03/1918, age 24 What We Know:

BELL, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Ellen Bell, Lilliesleaf Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7014 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Stirling (Ballengeich) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 03/03/1915, age 19 What We Know: Died of meningitis in training.

BENNETT, Joseph Address: 18 Bank Close Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Mr Michael Bennett, Bank Close Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 1st/8th Battalion, 7785 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Maroeuil British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 22/05/1916, age 24 What We Know: He was an only son and had been in the territorials for four years with only two months at the front. Previously served in 4th KOSB.

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BENNETT, Robert E Address: 8 Princes Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion, 12716 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 30/10/1916 What We Know:

BENNETT, Thomas H Address: 49 Victoria Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George and Agnes Bennett, 49 Victoria Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 7655 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lancashire Landing Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 02/09/1918, age 21 What We Know:

BENNETT, Thomas Address: 5 Rosebank Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farm Servant in Canada Parent(s): James and Isabella Bennett Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201010 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 13/07/1915, age 30 What We Know: Died on 13 July 1915 at 45/46th Casualty Clearing Station from wounds received in the Dardanelles Campaign.

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BENNETT, William O Address: 5 Rosebank Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Handloom Weaver Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6880 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 27 What We Know: Very well-known in football and cricket circles.

BIGGAR, David F Address: 8 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 5th/6th Battalion, 251591 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 12/08/1918 What We Know: Gave residence as Walkerburn. Died Dury Hospital. Was an acting lance corporal.

BLACK, James Address: 1 Church Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer/Millworker at Buckholmside Skinworks Parent(s): Robert and Isabella Black Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 7162 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 18/04/1915, age 42 What We Know: Leaves a widow and two young children. Served 12 years in the Royal Scots after previously serving with them in India.

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BLACK, John Address: 4 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Metal Worker at Victoria Foundry, Galashiels Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Northumberland Fusiliers, 8th Battalion, 19152 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/09/1916, age 30 What We Know:

BLACK, Robert I Address: 54 St John Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Service Corps, M2/113676 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Cologne Southern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Germany on 12/03/1919 What We Know:

BLACKLOCK, George Address: Waverley Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Pattern Weaver at Roslyn Woollen Mill, NZ Parent(s): Mr and Mrs George Blacklock Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 1st Battalion, 23/681 Served with (Country): New Zealand Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 22/09/1916, age 32 What We Know: He was the third son. He lived in Dunedin when he enlisted and was with the New Zealand forces at Gallipoli before going to France. Died of wounds in France in 1916.

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BLAKE, Andrew Address: 38 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Christina Blake, 46 Galapark Road, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201451 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Port Said War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Egypt on 10/05/1917 What We Know: Died of wounds in both arms in 31st General Hospital. Also served as 8521.

BLAKE, Robert Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: May have been a baker. Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Robert Blake, Cross Bakery, 79 High St, Linlithgow Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 1st Battalion, 17205 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 12/09/1918, age 20 What We Know: No apparent connection to Gala. Died of wounds at 11th Stationary Hospital.

BOLAND, Christopher Address: 23 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Worker at Ladhope Mill Parent(s): Mrs Agnes Boland, Magdala Terrace Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 8th Battalion, S/6535 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 28/12/1916, age 25 What We Know: Loved playing football.

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BOLD, Andrew Address: Albert Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Grocer Parent(s): John and Alexa Yeaman Bold, Albert Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 22553 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917, age 28 What We Know:

BOLD, Ernest Address: Albert Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201633 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Hermies Hill British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 06/10/1918 What We Know: He may have lived in Edinburgh.

BOOKLESS, John Address: 2 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Rabbit Catcher Parent(s): John and Mary Bookless, Swinton, Berwickshire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, B Company 9th Battalion, 315609 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 01/11/1918, age 24 What We Know: Served in KOSB No 4427 and was wounded twice. Died at 53rd Gen Hospital, Boulogne.

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BOYLE, James Address: 183 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Mary Boyle, 183 Galapark, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 9th Battalion, S/15962 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Wancourt British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/04/1917, age 20 What We Know: Also served in ACC 8175, originally buried in N16b58.

BRADLEY, Robert Address: 2 Paisleys Close Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

BRADY, John A Address: 40 King Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Elizabeth Brady, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 2nd Battalion, 943 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 16/05/1915, age 20 What We Know: Sent home after sustaining a serious injury. Although he was reported killed in action, he may have died of his wounds. Grave ‘concentrated’.

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BRADY, Robert J Address: King Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Painter and Decorator Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 19th Battalion, 3033398 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 12/08/1918 What We Know: May have died of his wounds.

BROCKIE, William R Address: 21 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200693 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917 What We Know: Previously 7143, brother Robert may also have served.

BROTHERSTONE, William MA Address: 77 Channel Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and Barbara Brotherstone, Channel Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Acting Sergeant, Royal Army Medical Corps, 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 5530 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Tanzania on 13/01/1918, age 25 What We Know: Died following a gas attack. Also served in France.

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BROWN, A J Balfour Address: Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tweed Warehouseman Parent(s): Mr James Brown, Kirkbrae, son of James and Helen Brown, Hazeldene, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6854 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 23 What We Know: Brother Herbert was also killed.

BROWN, Alexander Address: 188 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Jessie Brown, 188 Scott Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/18779 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/09/1916, age 20 What We Know:

BROWN, Alexander Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

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BROWN, Charles A Address: Elm Row Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 203224 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 11/04/1918 What We Know: WG paid to sisters Catherine, Elizabeth and Mary.

BROWN, George Address: 6 Ladhope Bank Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Pattern Weaver at Buckholm Mill Parent(s): George and Mary Brown, Ladhope Bank, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 12th Battalion, 41820 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 25/07/1917, age 25 What We Know: Drummer in the pipe band. Also served in KOSB No 8229, perhaps wounded.

BROWN, Herbert Address: 44 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tweed Warehouseman Parent(s): Mr James Brown, Kirkbrae, son of James and Helen Brown, Hazeldene, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6717 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 33 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary Brown, 4294 Montrose Avenue, Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Brother Balfour was also killed. Previously served in Cameron Highlanders.

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BROWN, James K Address: 41 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Alex and Agnes Brown, Magdala Terrace, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 40121 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Military Medal, commemorated at Ledeghem Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 30/09/1918, age 27 What We Know: Also served in 1st and 2nd Battalion.

BROWN, John E Address: 6 Ladhope Bank Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Plumber Parent(s): George and Mary Brown, 6 Ladhope Bank, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 9th Battalion, S/16379 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 06/04/1917, age 19 What We Know:

BROWN, Robert L Address: 18 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): George Brown, Halliburton Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Battalion, 628 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/01/1916 What We Know: Served in India prior to war for 3 years.

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BROWN, Robert Address: 127 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Pattern Weaver Parent(s): William and Isabella Brown, Lintburn Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 150282 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Cairo War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Egypt on 14/11/1918, age 29 What We Know: Suffered GSW to head and shoulder. Died of bronchitis at Boulac Convalescent Hospital, Cairo. Served KOSB/ Labour Corps.

BROWN, Robert Address: 8 Meigle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tailor Parent(s): Robert Brown, Scott Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 24/01/1915, age 38 What We Know: He had been at the front for four months.

BROWN, Robert Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tailor Parent(s): Mr and Mrs R Brown, Galashiels, Selkirkshire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion, S/8958 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/01/1916 What We Know:

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BROWN, Thomas Address: 18 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Painter Parent(s): George Brown Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 1st Battalion, 12640 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 30/03/1916 What We Know: Eldest son. Brother of Lance Corporal Brown who was killed earlier in the war.

BROWN, Thomas Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scottish Rifles, 9th Battalion, 42412 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Meteren Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 18/08/1918 What We Know: Grave was ‘concentrated’.

BROWN, T Address: 128 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Boots (Hotel) Parent(s): Thomas and Margaret Brown (nee Cockburn), Elgin, Manitoba, Canada Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, 1236 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915, age 20 What We Know: Wounded 9/12/1914.

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BROWN, Charles W Address: 23 Abbotsford Road Born: Galashiels - Ashwood, Melrose Road Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and F M Brown Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, D Company 6th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 23/05/1917, age 36 What We Know: Other known family members include – Beatrice Brown, 23 Abbotsford Road.

BROWN, J M Gordon Address: Thorniedean, Melrose Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Manufacturer Parent(s): Mr and Mrs James Rae Brown, Thornledean, Galashiels, Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 06/05/1915, age 27 What We Know: Captained Gala Football Club 1909-1910. Also served in 3rd Battalion.

BROWN, R Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Pattern Weaver Parent(s): William and Isabella Brown, 127 Lintburn Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 150282 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Cairo War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Egypt on 14/11/1918, age 29 What We Know: Served in KOSB no 7698 and Labour Corps 360266.

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BROWNLEE, David P Address: 50 Waverley Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and Annie Brownlee, Waverley Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, C Company 10th Battalion, 235122 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ligny-St Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 12/06/1918, age 19 What We Know: Buried in Galashiels after dying at a hospital in Bristol. Died of Wounds at 7th CCS Previously 6546 KOSB, 200413 7/8 KOSB.

BROWNLEE, Ernest G Address: 8 Wilder Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr Gilbert Brownlee Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, 69th Field Amb, 10306 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 06/07/1916, age 18 What We Know: Grandson of Mr Gilbert Brownlee of St Andrew Street. Three of his eleven grandsons in the army made the ultimate sacrifice.

BROWNLEE, Gilbert Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Plumber Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Scots, 1st Battalion, 40428 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 28/10/1916, age 30 What We Know: May have been injured at Quintinshill. May have been serving in Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) as Lance Corporal. Formerly Royal Scots, 1889.

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BROWNLEE, Gilbert Address: 23 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 7999 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 26/04/1915, age 35 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jane Renton Brownlee and three children. Had a brother killed in France. Fell in the Dardanelles campaign. A reservist who had not quite recovered from a severe wound received at La Bassée when he volunteered. Also served in 2nd Battalion and the Boer War.

BROWNLEE, James P Address: 43 Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Slater Parent(s): Mrs A Brownlee Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 8th Battalion, S/6709 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action on 12/12/1915, age 26 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mrs J Prentice (formerly Brownlee), 5 Union Street, Kelso and four children.

BROWNLEE, John Y Address: 64 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs James Brownlee, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion, 271501 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Dadizeele New British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 15/10/1918, age 30 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary Fraser Brownlee, Stirling Street. Formerly L and B Horse 1597.

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BROWNLEE, Robert H Address: 50 Waverley Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Clerk Parent(s): Robert and Annie Brownlee, Waverley Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Driver, Royal Army Service Corps, No 1 Depot, T4/246349 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 01/08/1917, age 21 What We Know: Died at 2nd Southern Gen Hosp of tuberculosis.

BROWNLEE, William M Address: 39 Woodside Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and Jessie Brownlee, 39 Woodside Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Stretcher Bearer, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, B Company 8th Battalion, 38206 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Italy on 08/12/1917, age 26 What We Know: He was a stretcher bearer.

BRYDON, Henry B Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas Brydon, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 1st/4th Battalion, 202570 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 12/08/1918, from the effects of a gas attack, age 20 What We Know: Wounded, trench fever, gassed and died of pleurisy in Edinburgh RI.

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BRYDON, James K Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion, S/22380 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 17/10/1916 What We Know:

BRYDON, Robert L Address: 50 Gala Park Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr W Brydon, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 17th Battalion, 22542 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Marteville Communal Cemetery, Attilly Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/05/1917, age 20 What We Know: Attached 106th Trench Mortar Battery.

BUCHANAN, G MV Address: 75 Prince Albert Street, Glasgow Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Engineer Parent(s): Colour Sergeant T Buchanan Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scottish Rifles, 5th Battalion, 7106 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/01/1915, age 17 What We Know: Father was for many years the janitor and drill instructor with Galashiels School Board. Both his father and brother served. Killed in France aged 17 years 8 months.

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BUNYAN, William Address: 17 Hunter Square Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George Bunyan Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 11067 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Berlin SouthWestern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Germany on 28/11/1918 What We Know: Although first reported as killed, his parents received a postcard to say he had been taken prisoner in Germany, possibly at end of Oct 1914

BUSH, Victor G Address: Braeside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: . Parent(s): Admiral John Bush, Bangkok, Thailand Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain, RAF Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Edinburgh (North Merchiston) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in Britain on 08/02/1918, age 25 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jean I Bush, 21 Lauderdale Street, Edinburgh. Died in an accident at West of Scotland station. Served in 10/11 HLI.

CAIRNS, David Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 1st/7th Battalion, 282027 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ramleh War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 20/01/1918, age 28 What We Know: C Cairns, 25 Dunn Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow. No identified connection with Galashiels

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CAIRNS, G W Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Shop Assistant Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: A POW at Le Cateau, he survived the war and died in 1958. 2nd Battalion KOSB 11530.

CALDER, George H Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Henderson Calder and Annie Euphemia Calder, Caddonlee, Clovenfords Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, S/11887 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 06/07/1916, age 18 What We Know: A native of Edinburgh, he was wounded at Mametz Wood.

CAMERON, Alexander Address: 10 Hall Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Kate Cameron, Hall Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Battalion, 1682 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Merville Communal Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 11/03/1915, age 19 What We Know:

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CAMERON, H Address: Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Forest Row Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 06/06/1917 What We Know: President of Galashiels Ex Soldiers Pipe Band. Sec of National Service League with HQ in Gala. 1st B Res Bde - National Service League Rep pre-war. Served in the Blues in SA.

CAMERON, John Address: 12 Stanley Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Joiner – Gretna Parent(s): Duncan and Jemima Cameron Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Lanark Yeomanry, 7th/8th Battalion, 44159 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 01/08/1916, age 20 What We Know: Formerly with Lanark Yeomanry. Lived in Carlisle/Gretna.

CAMERON, Robert Address: 24 Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Isabella Cameron, 24 Island Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6898 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 20 What We Know:

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CAMERON, Ernest C Address: Halliburton Place Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Cloth Manufacturer at Botany Mill Parent(s): John and Barbara Cameron Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 21st Battalion, 3794 Served with (Country): Australia Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917, age 35 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Cameron, 40 Woodside Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. He was instrumental in forming Ladhope Golf Course. Killed at Bullecourt. Served in the KOSB.

CAMPBELL, Peter Address: 37 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 7th Battalion, 1113 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Edinburgh (Rosebank) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in Britain on 22/05/1915 What We Know: Died in Quintinshill Rail Disaster.

CARNEY, Daniel Address: 61 Queen Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Worker Parent(s): Patrick and Isabella Carney, Queen Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 9319 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 01/11/1914, age 27 What We Know: Killed by shell fire near Zonnebeke. A reservist, he fought in a number of battles from Mons to Ypres where he was killed.

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CARRUTHERS, James Address: High Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): James Pirrie Carruthers and Elizabeth Carruthers (nee Millar), 44 Ochil St, Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion, 6088 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 01/12/1914, age 29 What We Know:

CASS, Thomas Address: 14 Tweed Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 7314 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 18/01/1915 What We Know: Had at least one child. Died of wounds 13th Gen Hosp Boulogne. Served with RAMC.

CHISHOLM, Alexander Address: 12 Union Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Archibald Chisholm Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 8th Battalion, 6226 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Gorre British and Indian Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 19/07/1915, age 28 What We Know: A member of Gala Harriers, he was a fine cross-country runner. He was the first Stow soldier to fall in battle. One brother lived in Stow and the other served in the HLI but fell at Neuve Chapelle.

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CHISHOLM, Archibald Address: 12 Union Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr Archibald Chisholm, Union Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 1st Battalion, 7545 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 13/03/1915, age 34 What We Know: Brother Alexander was also killed. Died of wounds received in a charge. Reservist - served in SA.

CHISHOLM, Walter Address: 166 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Worker at Valley Mills Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Labour Corps, 3rd Labour Company, S/19688 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at RocquignyEquancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 22/07/1917 What We Know: Followed town band and football club. Sustained a fractured skull. Served in 14th Labour Company, 7945.

CHURCH, James Address: Churchbank, Elm Row Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Draper Parent(s): Mr Adam and Helen Church Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/14439 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 28/09/1915, age 25 What We Know: He and his brother (George) carried on their late father’s drapery business prior to joining the army. Died between 25 and 28th September 1915 – may have been buried.

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CLAPPERTON, George Address: Scott Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Civil Engineer Parent(s): George and Joan Watt Clapperton, 5 Bellvue St, Edinburgh, formerly Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain, 58th Battalion Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 13/06/1916, age 26 What We Know: Second son. He was with the Canadian Government previous to getting his commission.

CLAPPERTON, William Address: 31 Bank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Groom/Soldier Parent(s): John Clapperton, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: CSM, Scottish Rifles, 9th Battalion, 11426 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 06/07/1916 What We Know: Third son. Killed by a shell. Served in Egypt and SA with Cameron Highlanders.

CLARK, Andrew Address: 46 Low Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George and Agnes Ramsay Clark, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/4693 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 31/08/1916, age 24 What We Know: Enlisted in Alloa.

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CLARK, George B Address: 29 St John Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 114551 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 05/06/1916, age 28 What We Know:

CLARK, James S Address: Roxburgh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 25680 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917 What We Know:

CLARK, Robert Address: 41 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Clerk Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Army Service Corps, A Supernumerary Company, S4/143384 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Dalry Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 25/03/1919, age 43 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Smart Clark, Warrand Hill, Dalry. Died at home from pneumonia. Served in East Africa.

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CLARK, Thomas Address: Torwoodlee Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Gardener Parent(s): John (farm steward at Torwoodlee) and Mrs Clark Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, C Company 8th Battalion, 1295 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 09/04/1915, age 21 What We Know: Brother lived in Mentone Ave, Portobello. Died of wounds in Rouen.

CLARK, William R Address: 13 Roxburgh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps, 155th Company, 56323 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Palestine/Gaza on 10/11/1917 What We Know: Also served in KOSB No 6462.

CLEGHORN, James K Address: 11 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: . Parent(s): Alex and Mary Ann Cleghorn, Galapark Road Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 9th Battalion, S/9552 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bethune Town Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France 20/05/1916, age 34 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary, Townhead, Fettercairn, Laurencekirk and five children the youngest of whom he had never seen. Died of wounds received in action.

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CLEGHORN, W Address: High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tweed Pressman Parent(s): Son of William Cleghorn, late of Galashiels; husband of Marion Cleghorn, of 42, Munroe’s Buildings, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire. Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Sergeant, Royal Scots, 8th Battalion, 7118 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 27/11/1914, age 41 What We Know: Daughter Jane Brotherstone. Died of wounds in Boulogne

CLELLAND, William JG Address: Wilderhaugh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Pattern Weaver Parent(s): Mr James Clelland, Wilderhaugh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7095 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: He was reported missing on 12 July 1915.

COCHRANE, Hugh P Address: Elderslie, Scott Crescent Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Adam and Jessie P Cochrane, Fernieknowe Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Major, Lancashire Fusiliers, 8th Battalion, attd 2nd/5th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 20/09/1917, age 39 What We Know: Other known family members include – Annie Cochrane, Elmbank, Galashiels.

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COCHRANE, John Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Ellen Cochrane, Leyden S Cottage, Denholm, Hawick, Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Machine Gun Corps, 9th Battalion, 129862 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Caestre Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 14/06/1918 What We Know:

COCHRANE, Walter F Address: Kirklands Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Woollen Manufacturer at Netherdale Mills Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Gaza War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917 What We Know: Other known family members include – E M Cochrane, Galashiels. Played rugby for Gala RFC. Died saving another officer. Awarded Territorial Forces Medal (TFM). Also served in 2nd Battalion.

COCKBURN, David Address: 69 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/5th Battalion, 201768 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917 What We Know: Also served in 6th KOSB as 7270.

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COCKBURN, George A Address: 34 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6666 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know:

COLLINS, George C Address: 9 Hunter Square Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Riddell Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion, 20952 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 15/09/1916, age 21 What We Know: Died of wounds in 1916, he had been in France about one year. Died at 36/38 or 2/2 London CCS.

CONNACHIE, Robert Hope Address: Braeside, Gala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Asst Designer at Tweed Mill Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Thomas Connachie, Braeside, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 31/07/1917, age 24 What We Know: Played full back for Gala Star – played cricket in factory cup. He was a popular young man also serving as 1703 and 120335 in L and B Horse.

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COSSAR, Benjamin Address: 26 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 3rd Battalion, 171752 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 06/11/1917 What We Know:

COWAN, William H Address: 66 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Mr William Cowan Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6529 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 19 What We Know: Third son. Served in reserve prior to war.

CRAIGHEAD, Andrew Address: Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew and Mrs Craighead, Tweed Road Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, 40804 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 26/09/1917, age 24 What We Know:

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CRANSTON, Thomas Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 201889 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Artillery Wood Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 16/08/1917 What We Know:

CRICHTON, Edward Address: 185 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Woollen Pattern Weaver/Gardener Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Died of trench fever in Craigleith Hosp. Army pensioner.

CRICHTON, James Address: 36 Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): He was the second son of Mr James Crichton Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 7480 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Chocques Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 27/09/1915, age 35 What We Know: His brother was also wounded on the day James fell. Died from wounds on 27 September 1915 at 1st CCS. Served for 15 years, recorded as a corporal.

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CROMBIE, John S Address: 18 Scott Crescent Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Joanna Crombie, Scott Crescent Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 6901 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lancashire Landing Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 28/06/1915, age 25 What We Know: Member of Gala Harriers and keen runner. Died of wounds during the Dardanelles Campaign.

CROSBIE, Robert Address: 156 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Ploughman Parent(s): Thomas and Margaret Crosbie, Auchinraith Estate, Bothwell, Lanarkshire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 163rd Siege Btry, 95859 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 04/07/1917, age 21 What We Know: No apparent connection to Gala.

CROSS, Albert Address: 28 Stanley Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Moulder Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, S/2966 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Cambrin Churchyard Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915 What We Know: S/2966

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CROSSAN, James Address: 156 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: C Sergeant Major, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200340 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St Marc Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 07/10/1918, age 42 What We Know: Other known family members include – Christina Crossan, Halliburton Place, Galashiels. Served pre-war as a territorial.

CROWE, William R Address: Bank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, 42555 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 20/12/1917 What We Know: Also served in ASC S3-027847. Possibly underage.

CRUICKSHANK, Donald G Address: Darnick Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Highland Light Infantry, 16th Battalion, 42223 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 02/02/1917 What We Know: May have been wounded. Previously 7450 KOSB.

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CUNCLIFFE, William Address: 5 Larchbank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Jane Cuncliffe, Larchbank Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200483 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ramleh War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Palestine/Gaza 14/11/1917, age 25 What We Know: Also served as 6673.

CUNNINGHAM, Andrew Address: 33 Overhaugh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Francis Cunningham, Overhaugh Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Battalion, 203151 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 14/10/1918, age 19 What We Know:

CUNNINGHAM, Arthur Address: 61 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Painter Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Walter Cunningham, 52 Meigle Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6818 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/06/1915, age 21 What We Know: Brother wounded in same charge. Reported missing on 12 July 1915. Served as 6818 in C Company.

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CUNNINGHAM, Henry Address: Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Metal Merchant Parent(s): John and Bridget Cunningham, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, 41184 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Meteren Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/06/1918, age 28 What We Know:

CUNNINGHAM, Robert F Address: High Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Weighman Parent(s): Robert F Cunningham Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 5th Battalion, 199092 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Albert Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/09/1916, age 26 What We Know: Other known family members include – Eva Cunningham, 604 S Syndicate Avenue, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.

CUNNINGHAM, Walter Address: 61 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Walter Cunningham, 52 Meigle Street Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200571 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917, age 25 What We Know: Served as 6857.

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CURRIE, John Address: 202 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Art Master at Galashiels Academy and Technical College Parent(s): Thomas and Helen Currie, 85 Magdala Terrace Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, D Company 6th Battalion, 29649 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917, age 35 What We Know: Other known family members include – Alexi Mitchell, 202 Galapark Road. Studied at Glasgow College of Art. D Company.

CURRIE, William Bain Address: Old Gala House Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Sergeant Tom Currie (master cook) and Ann B Currie, Old Gala House Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Bugler, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6433 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Pieta Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness on Malta on 29/10/1915, age 20 What We Know: Died of dysentery. Bugler Currie was a stretcher bearer during the great fight, 12 July 1915. Father also served as a sergeant cook.

DALGLEISH, Andrew Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Baker Parent(s): Andrew and Jane Dalgleish, 2 Rutland Road, Longwood, Huddersfield Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Service Corps, 17th Field Bakery, S4/094962 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in France on 14/05/1918, age 25 What We Know: Died at the 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital of pneumonia.

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DALGLEISH, Charles R Address: 190 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Rancher Parent(s): Charles and Janet Dalgleish, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Trooper Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 01/04/1918, age 25 What We Know: Date of death uncertain. Served in 27th Light Horse Squadron.

DANIEL, J Address: Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Alison Daniel, 3 Smithfield Street, Gorgie, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), Depot, 1731 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, commemorated at Kirkcaldy (Bennochy) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 06/06/1915, age 25 What We Know: Died at 3rd Southern G Hosp in Oxford. Served in 2nd Battalion. Had been six years in army. For self - sacrifice to save a comrade, he was awarded a second Distinguished Conduct Medal.

DARLING, William T Address: 17 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Darling, 33 Queen Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 22518 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain in 03/03/1919 What We Know: Died of pneumonia at Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, Norwich. Served in 2nd Battalion and 6th Battalion.

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DAVIDSON, Adam D Address: 139 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker at Brown Bros, Buckholm Mill Parent(s): Mr Robert Davidson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6619 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 20 What We Know: A talented gymnast, he had a brother in the RAMC.

DAVIDSON, Andrew Address: 123 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Groom Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, West Riding Regiment, 10th Battalion, 25945 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Italy on 29/10/1918 What We Know: Also served in AVC 3474 as a horse keeper.

DAVIDSON, George Address: 15 Livingstone Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Bread Checker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 200859 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Vichte Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 22/10/1918 What We Know: Wounded at Battle of Gaza. Killed in last action of his battalion. Served for 4 years in Egypt and Palestine.

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DAVIDSON, James S Address: 15 Livingstone Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Plumber Parent(s): William and Annie Davidson, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sapper, 10th Field Company, 213982 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Belgium on 20/10/1917, age 26 What We Know:

DAVIDSON, James R Address: 29 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Galashiels Corporation Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th Battalion, 12814 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 11/05/1916, age 32 What We Know: Brother lived at High Buckholmside. Previously wounded and returned to the front but was reported missing on 11 May 1916, before being officially reported killed.

DAVIDSON, Robert Address: Meigle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Forrester Parent(s): Matt and Catherine Davidson, 2 Weensland Terrace, Hawick Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6815 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 21 What We Know:

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DAVIDSON, Robert Address: 48 Market Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew Davidson, 48 Market Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 8th/10th Battalion, 291489 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 06/12/1917, age 29 What We Know:

DAVIE, George H Address: 181 Glendinning Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Labourer Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Died of tuberculosis on 17/12/1920 having been previously discharged on 6/1/1916 through illness.

DAWSON, William Address: 40 Livingstone Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 200416 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Etaples Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in France on 04/10/1918, age 33 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary Dawson, Galashiels.

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DEANS, James Address: Easter Langlee Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Ploughman in Chapel, Lilliesleaf Parent(s): David Deans, Greenknowe, Gordon, Berwickshire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7030 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 19 What We Know:

DEANS, John HG Address: 13 Croft Street Born: Heidelberg, Transvaal Occupation/Place of Work: Bank Worker Parent(s): John and Eliza E Deans, Bethal, Transvaal (formerly, Riddell near Lilliesleaf) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 1st Battalion, S/9511 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at AIF Burial Ground, Flers Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1916, age 26 What We Know: Grandson of Mr W Romanes 13 Croft Street. Killed by a sniper in France. Grave was ‘concentrated’. Served in SW Africa.

DEANS, William R Address: 13 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer at father’s farm in SA Parent(s): John and Elizabeth E Deans, Bethal, Transvaal Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 4th Regiment, 7581 Served with (Country): South Africa Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 12/10/1916, age 21 What We Know: Studied at Galapark School with brother. Fought in German SW Africa.

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DICK, David M Address: 47 Bank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Cabinetmaker Parent(s): Mr James Dick, Bank Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6550 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, commemorated at Pieta Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Malta on 10/11/1915 What We Know: Died of dysentery. Distinguished Conduct Medal & MID (mentioned in dispatches). Was recommended for award for carrying wounded from front line. Served as a drummer and stretcher bearer. Served in L & B Horse.

DICK, George Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer Parent(s): Peter and Minnie Dick, Shoal Lake, Ontario, (Mr Dick formerly Galapark Road) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 718297 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Etaples Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 12/04/1917, age 19 What We Know: He had two brothers serving. Was recommended for an award for carrying wounded from the frontline

DICK, James Address: 47 Bank Street Occupation/Place of Work: Painter Parent(s): James and Margaret Dick, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 6694 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lancashire Landing Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 20/06/1915, age 27 What We Know: Recently married to Isabella Dick, 21 Bank Street Galashiels. Loved playing football. He was recently married, wife paid his pension. Suffered gunshot wound to abdomen – died at 11 CCS. The first of the Galashiels Territorials to give his life for his country in the Dardanelles Campaign. A National Reservist.

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DICK, John Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Barber Parent(s): Peter and Minnie Dick, Shoal Lake, Ontario Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, 43rd Battalion, 1000883 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Military Medal, commemorated at Crest Cemetery, Fontaine-Notre Dame Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 01/10/1918, age 24 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary Ellen Dick, Manitoba, Canada. One of three brothers all of whom fell.

DICK, William R Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer Parent(s): Peter and Minnie Dick, Oakburn PO, Manitoba Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know: Served with No 2383180 − was drafted. Date of death unknown.

DICKSON, Thomas Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Alexander and Mrs Dickson, ‘Te Aro’; Morebattle, Kelso, Roxburghshire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion, 2667 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 29/09/1915, age 33 What We Know:

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DICKSON, William H Address: 110 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Dickson, Halliburton Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion, S/9681 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Guemappe British Cemetery, Wancourt Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/04/1917, age 21 What We Know:

DILGER, Leo Address: 29 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Dionis and Amelia Dilger, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sapper, Royal Engineers, 106th Field Company, 97633 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 29/07/1916, age 28 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Amos Dilger, 18 Stirling Street. Left two children. Died of wounds in action in July 1916. Actual rank Pioneer.

DIVERS, James Address: 34 Overhaugh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Annie Divers, Overhaugh Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Machine Gun Corps, 116th Company, 3785 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 28/02/1917, age 27 What We Know: Reported hit by shrapnel. Also served in Sco Rif 22553.

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DOBSON, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Plumber Parent(s): John and Katherine Dobson, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 8/1185 Served with (Country): New Zealand Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Redoubt Cemetery, Helles Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 01/05/1915, age 52 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary Dobson, 50 Daniel Street, South Wellington, New Zealand. Served in Border Volunteers Queensland forces and Wellington Highland Rifles.

DOBSON, William Address: 100 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Wool Warehouseman Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Medical Corps Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Died of asthma/bronchitis/pleurisy

DOCHERTY, James Address: Mossilee Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs W Doherty Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7217 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 19 What We Know: Served in A Company.

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DODDS, John Address: 1 Paisley Close Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 1st Battalion, S/8739 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/09/1916 What We Know:

DODDS, William Address: 84 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Shorthand writer / typist at Lowe and Sons, Tweed Merchants Parent(s): William and Margaret Dodds, Magdala Terrace Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 8340 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/04/1917, age 21 What We Know: Member of Galashiels Golf Club. Was serving in 14th Battalion HLI at time of death. No 42825.

DONALD, William Address: 52 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Coal Miner Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, 42nd Bde, 51260 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/10/1914 What We Know: Had served six years in the RFA.

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DONALDSON, Andrew Address: 9 Glebe Place Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Iron Dresser Parent(s): Alexander and Margaret Donaldson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6442 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain 05/03/1919, age 24 What We Know: Died of tuberculosis. Served 4th Battalion.

DONALDSON, Thomas Address: 32 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Alexander and Joyce Donaldson, High Buckholmside Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200464 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Haidar Pasha Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 01/11/1917, age 19 What We Know: Reported missing 19th April 1917.

DONALDSON, William B Address: 69 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Joiner Parent(s): Peter B and Isa Donaldson, Kirkbrae Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, C Company 1st/4th Battalion, 6591 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Egypt on 17/07/1915, age 19 What We Know: His father came through the South African War. Died of shrapnel wound to foot on HS Asturian.

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DONALDSON, Frank Address: 32 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Glory, CH/17765 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 18/08/1918, age 25 What We Know: Nephew of Mrs J Donaldson, 32 High Buckholmside. Buried at sea off Murmansk after illness. Served in Gallipoli Campaign.

DOUGLAS, James MSM Address: 44 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 17th Battalion, 22527 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 02/06/1919 What We Know:

DOUGLAS, James Address: 46 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Margaret Douglas, 75 Queen Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200918 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ramleh War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Palestine/Gaza on 14/11/1917, age 29 What We Know:

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DOUGLAS, Robert Address: Market Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Painter Parent(s): Daniel and Peggy Ingles Douglas, Market Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, D Company 8th Battalion, 1150 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 16/05/1915, age 39 What We Know: Other known family members include – Christina Fox Douglas, Rendall Cottage, 14 Victoria Rd, North Berwick. A keen footballer with four children.

DOUGLAS, Walter Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Walter and Jean Douglas, 19 Kyle Street, Ayr Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/20513 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Etaples Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 02/04/1918, age 19 What We Know:

DOUGLAS, William Address: 79 Meigle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George and Jessie Douglas Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 10th/11th Battalion, 41833 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 17/04/1918, age 36 What We Know: Other known family members include – Ellen Douglas.

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DUFF, William Address: Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Post Office Engineer Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Engineers, Imperial Signal Company, 75954 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Military Medal, commemorated at Pemba Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Mozambique on 22/04/1918 What We Know:

DUNCANSON, John Address: 78 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George and Elizabeth Duncanson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 6494 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 28/06/1915, age 21 What We Know: Wounded in France before going to Gallipoli. Regular soldier for over four years.

DUNCANSON, Robert Address: 78 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Butcher Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 8128 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on La Ferte-SousJouarre Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France age 21 What We Know: Left a wife and one child. Possibly killed on 14/9/14.

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EASTON, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farm Servant Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 2nd Battalion, 16811 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 17/03/1916 What We Know: Multiple shrapnel wounds 14/3. Arrived in France, 3rd August 1915. 24th Reinforcement to 2nd Battalion Royal Scots. Joined D Company. Died 10th Casualty Clearing Station 17/3.

EDGAR, Andrew Address: High Buckholmside Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Thomas Edgar Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 10885 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Military Cross, commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 07/07/1916, age 22 What We Know: Other known family members include – Georgina Edgar, 26 Promenade, Portobello. Served in 2 Battalion. With no promotion to Lt he served as sergeant, WO2 and CSM.

EGAN, Pierce J Address: The Rectory Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Rector at St Peter’s Church Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Reverend, RAChD Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Egypt on 06/04/1916 What We Know: Jessie Helen Egan, A Spencer Rd, Eastbourne

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ELDER, Andrew Address: 14 Hall Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Waukrigg Mill Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 1st Battalion, 25978 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Basra Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Iraq on 11/01/1917, age 25 What We Know: Played football for Gala Trinity.

ELDER, Robert Address: Hall Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, 51049 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 12/04/1918 What We Know:

ELLIOT, Henry Address: 54 King Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Pattern Weaver Parent(s): Henry and Mrs Elliot, 54 King Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/18066 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/09/1916, age 22 What We Know: Grave was ‘concentrated’.

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ELLIOT, James Address: Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 31812 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at HAC Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mein Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/09/1918 What We Know: Previously 50610 RAMC.

ELLIOT, John Address: 57 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Margaret Elliot, Kirkbrae, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps, 12th Battalion, 16901 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/03/1918, age 26 What We Know: Also served in KOSB no 7231.

ELMSLIE, John P Address: 42 Channel Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Fishmonger Parent(s): George and Margaret Elmsliem, Channel Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery, Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, 107024 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 30/08/1918, age 25 What We Know:

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FAIRBAIRN, George Address: 107 Wood Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Groom Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 2nd Battalion, 8436 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Berlin South-Western Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 27/02/1917 What We Know: Captured 22/4/1915 Langemarck, held at Munster I.

FAIRBAIRN, Peter Address: 212 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Margaret Fairbairn, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 16th Battalion, 34052 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tincourt New British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in France on 16/07/1917, age 40 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret McLaren Fairbairn. Death caused by illness, 55th Casualty Clearing Station.

FAIRBAIRN, Robert Address: Buckholm Mill Cottages Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Scots Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorate on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

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FAIRBAIRN, William Address: 107 Wood Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Warper Parent(s): Robert and Isabella Fairbairn, Langhaugh Cottages, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 2nd Battalion, 8437 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 22/04/1915, age 25 What We Know: He went from Galashiels to Durham. A brother serving and another discharged.

FAIRHOLM, Francis Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Power Loom Tuner Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, S/15544 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 11/05/1915 What We Know:

FAIRLEY, Patrick Address: 65 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer Parent(s): John Fairley (shoemaker), Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Durham Light Infantry, 10th Battalion, 4/9665 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 16/09/1916 What We Know: Leaves a widow and seven children. Lived in Galashiels as a child.

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FERGUSON, John Address: Kilnknowe Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Coal Merchant Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 29554 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/02/1917 What We Know: Other known family members include – Joan Ferguson. Leaves three children.

FERGUSON, Thomas Address: Livingstone Place Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Van Man Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st Battalion, 592 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 12/05/1915, age 25 What We Know: One of four brothers who served. Died at No 2 Clearing Hospital.

FINNEY, Peter Address: 21 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Finney and Agnes Affleck Finney Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, A/7775 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917, age 45 What We Know: Special Reserve, served in 2nd Battalion.

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FLEMING, Adam Address: 53 Douglas Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Telegraph Messenger Boy Parent(s): James and Agnes Fleming, Douglas Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 12th Battalion, 41762 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Etaples Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 22/05/1917, age 19 What We Know:

FLETCHER, George A Address: 72 High Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Ironmonger Parent(s): Mrs G Fletcher, Abbey Vale, Gattonside Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Northumberland Fusiliers, 7th Battalion, 2273 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain in 07/05/1915, age 22 What We Know: Died of head wound in Cumberland Hospital, Carlisle.

FLETCHER, John Wilson Address: Bristol Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 28656 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 29/06/1918 What We Know: Other known family members include – Lilly Fletcher, Stirling. Also served as 3654 Fife and Forfar Yeo.

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FORREST, James Address: 228 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200446 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Jerusalem War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Palestine/Gaza on 23/11/1917 What We Know: Also served as 6607 or 6617.

FOWLER, William B Address: 137 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Fitter Parent(s): James and Mary Buchan Fowler, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, 45th Battalion, 1135 Served with (Country): Australia Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 16/08/1917, age 40 What We Know: Other known family members include – Janet Fowler. Served in Gordons for 12 years.

FOX, James Address: 41 Wilderhaugh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Private John Fox, Bridge Guard Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6589 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 19 What We Know: He was killed in the Dardanelles Campaign on 19 July 1915.

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FRASER, Hugh Address: 40 Glendinning Terrace Born: Canada Occupation/Place of Work: . Parent(s): . Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: RQMS, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 6100 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 30/03/1915, age 48 What We Know: Other known family members include – Isabella Fraser, Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels.

FRASER, James Address: 97 High Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Newspaper Employee Parent(s): Alexander Fraser Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion, 266822 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 22/08/1917, age 34 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary C Fraser, 97 High Street, Galashiels.

FRASER, W Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Battalion, 486 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 12/10/1916 What We Know: No identified connection with Galashiels.

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FRIER, George Address: 10 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: . Parent(s): James and Jane Frier, 10 Hall Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/7th Battalion, S/12110 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1 Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 24/03/1918, age 22 What We Know:

FRIER, Percival Address: 37 Woodside Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Frier, Woodside Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 28599 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 07/02/1917, age 25 What We Know: Well-known athlete. 34th and 2/2 London CCS at Grove Town.

FRIER, Robert Address: 10 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Postman Parent(s): James and Jane Frier, Hall Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201541 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 18/04/1917, age 34 What We Know: Other known family members include – Christine Binnie Frier, Stow Brae, Stow.

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GARDINER, Charles Address: Paterson Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion attd 6th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 25/04/1918, age 36 What We Know: Other known family members include – Gladys M Gardiner, Lealands. Promoted in late 1915, died at Arras.

GASS, William Address: 26 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Mary Gass, 26 Stirling Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 18th Battalion, 28034 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 19/08/1917, age 27 What We Know: .

GAVIN, John P Address: Abbotsview Lodge Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery, 269th Siege Battery, 365224 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Locre Hospice Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 29/09/1017 What We Know:

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GETHIN, John Address: 2 Bridge Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 9th Battalion, 40475 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 12/04/1918 What We Know:

GIBSON, Frank Address: 25 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion, S/15374 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/03/1918 What We Know:

GIBSON, James Address: 30 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Moulder Parent(s): Mr James Gibson (engineer) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/17969 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 13/10/1915 What We Know: Had only been two months in France before he was killed in action fighting around Loos.

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GILDAY, David A Address: Meigle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Rubber Worker Parent(s): Patrick and Mary Gilday, 2 Wardlaw Terrace, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 4th Battalion, 201391 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 12/11/1917, age 25 What We Know: Died in modern day Israel, grave lost. Other no 4603

GOODSIR, Thomas Address: 37 Bank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Bank Clerk at RBS Parent(s): Alexander and Elizabeth Goodsir, 37 Bank Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 16th Battalion, 29551 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 18/04/1915, age 21 What We Know: Served in Canadian Gordons.

GOODSIR, Thomas Address: Abbotsford Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Peter and Elizabeth Goodsir, Abbotsford Road, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 28006 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 13/06/1918, age 19 What We Know: Eldest son

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GORDON, Robert Address: Ryefield, Windyknowe Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and Mrs Gordon Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: 2nd Lieutenant, Gordon Highlanders, 8th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Wimereux Communal Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 04/11/1916, age 32 What We Know: Served as a private in Royal Scots.

GRANT, Charles Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas and Mrs E Grant, 36 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Signaller, Royal Field Artillery, C Battery 51st Brigade, 193386 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Belgium on 29/04/1918, age 20 What We Know: No connection to Galashiels identified.

GRANT, George Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Lewis and Isabella Grant, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Navy, HMS Defence, RMA/14651 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 31/05/1916, age 17 What We Know: He was killed in the Battle of Jutland when HMS Defence exploded at 18:20.

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GRANT, John Address: Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas Grant (foreman baker with Galashiels Co-op) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 11th Battalion, S/11741 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/08/1916 What We Know: Eldest son and noted violinist. His three brothers served. His brother-in-law was killed.

GRANT, Thomas Address: Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr Louis Grant and Isabella Laidlaw, Buckholm Mill Cottages Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Dragoon Guards, 2218 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 27/09/1915, age 27 What We Know:

GRAY, Robert E Address: 6 St John Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Gray, St John Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 6th Battalion, 17968 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Etaples Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 12/04/1917, age 25 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jessie M Gray, Jericho Cottage, Lockerbie, Dumfries.

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GRAY, Thomas Address: 19 Trinity Street, Hawick Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer Parent(s): Archibald and Jane Gray, Hawick Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 31st Battalion, 183675 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Saints-En-Gomella Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 10/07/1917, age 39 What We Know: Served in 1st Border Rifles for 6 years.

GRAY, William C Address: Channel Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Aerated Water Worker Parent(s): W C Gray, Galashiels. Worked in aerated water business Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Petty Officer, Royal Navy Reserve Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: . Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident age 21 What We Know: Died in an accident on SS Quentin in Rotterdam when serving as an AB.

GREEN, John Address: 54 Low Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 6495 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Hermie’s British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/08/1917, age 23 What We Know: Died of wounds in France.

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GRIEVE, Elliot Address: 14 Roxburgh Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill worker at Abbots Mill Parent(s): Mrs Grieve Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Battalion, S/14994 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Vallencourt British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 12/10/1916, age 20 What We Know: Second youngest son. He had only been in France for two months.

GRIEVE, James W Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer Parent(s): Mr and Mrs James Grieve, Scotland Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 44th Battalion, 234402 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bray Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 12/05/1917, age 26 What We Know:

HAIR, James Address: High Buckholmside Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Jane Hair, Tweedmouth Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 1st Battalion, 16729 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Famous British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 11/03/1915, age 21 What We Know:

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HALDANE, Matthew Address: Scott Street Born: Galashiels - left as a boy Occupation/Place of Work: Cooper in Edinburgh Parent(s): William and Mary Finlayson Haldane, 5 Sciences, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 7th Battalion, S/14326 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915, age 25 What We Know: His father was a mason with Messrs Hall and Co.

HALL, Adam Address: King Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr Adam Hall, King Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, SE/16324 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastland’s) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 27/04/1916 What We Know: Keen runner and member of Galashiels Harriers, a winner of many trophies. A brother wounded died in hospital in Woolwich and was buried with military honours in Galashiels.

HALL, James R Address: 29 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Mary Hall, 119 Easter Road, Edinburgh (formerly Galashiels) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: S Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery, D Battery 125th Brigade, 88487 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tocqueville’s Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in France on 07/02/1916, age 24 What We Know: Youngest son, also had older brother serving cousin Private A R Lennox killed. He was accidentally killed at the front on 7 February 1916.

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HALLIBURTON, Edwin G Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Mary Halliburton, ‘Gala hill,’ DC Rison Road Durban, South Africa Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 2nd Regiment, 13052 Served with (Country): South Africa Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Mending hem Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 24/09/1917, age 17 What We Know:

HALLIDAY, Francis Address: 7 Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr James Halliday Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 12186 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915 What We Know: Youngest son killed in France in the Battle of Loos. Mr Halliday had another son who was killed in May 1915 and three other sons who were in the army.

HALLIDAY, William Address: 7 Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Piercer at Tweed Mill Parent(s): Mr J Halliday Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, 10185 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cinchy Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/05/1915 What We Know: Captain of Gala Rangers AFC, 1910-1911. Wounded in Oct 1914. Previously served in India and Egypt.

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HANDYSIDE, Richard Address: Burgh Police Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Police Constable in Galashiels Parent(s): Mr R Handyside, 10 Earl Street, Hawick Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6904 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know:

HARDIE, John S Address: 44 Wilderhaugh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Joiner Parent(s): John and Jemima Hardie, Wilderhaugh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6511 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 22 What We Know:

HARDIE, John Address: 72 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Mrs Hardie, High Buckholmside, Mrs Annie Hardie, 9 Greenside Place, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 7251 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 26/03/1915, age 36 What We Know: Previously served with 3rd Royal Scots. Completed his time as a reservist but re-enlisted when war broke out.

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HARDIE, William Address: Colmslie Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Butler with Mr Hannay, The Broom, Newton Mearns Parent(s): Christopher Hardie, Comslie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 9th Battalion, S/4761 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915 What We Know:

HARKNESS, David Address: Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Gardener Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 16th Battalion, 27830 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/07/1916 What We Know: He died on the first day of the Somme.

HART, Thomas Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

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HASTIE, John Address: 21 Low Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Isabella Hastie, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 12th Battalion, S/14812 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 26/05/1919, age 35 What We Know:

HAY, James Address: 33 Hunter Square Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): George and Janet Hay, 2 Gullan’s Close, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 6601 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 15/12/1914, age 17 What We Know:

HEATLIE, Robert W Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Walter D Heatlie, 19 Slateford Road, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 2nd/9th Battalion, 350262 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 27/11/1917, age 20 What We Know: Died of wounds at 42 Stationary Hospital.

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HENDERSON, A Hubert M Address: 9 Church Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Medical Student at University of Edinburgh Parent(s): Dr Percy and Anne Henderson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: 2nd Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 20 What We Know: Eldest son. Pre war territorial.

HENDERSON, Colin Address: 35b Queen Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, 3/7562 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 24/05/1915 What We Know:

HENDERSON, George B Address: 60 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and Marion S Henderson, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion, 20561 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 17/04/1917, age 28 What We Know: Member of Gala Harriers.

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HENDERSON, George Address: 214 Haliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 200497 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 19/10/1919, age 46 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mrs G Henderson, Halliburton Place. Discharged as “no longer physically fit for service.”

HENDERSON, James Address: Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 254th Siege Battery, 159202 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 09/04/1918 What We Know:

HENDERSON, John Address: 118 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Moulder Parent(s): John and Marion Henderson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 7th Battalion, 17942 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 25/04/1917, age 22 What We Know: Role of honour - Galashiels Trinity RFC. Of 73 members, 72 joined up. Wounded twice in head, died of GSW to abdomen.

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HENDERSON, Robert S Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): David and Christina J Henderson, 18 Rufina Vale, Port Elizabeth, SA Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 4th Regiment, 19911 Served with (Country): South Africa Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 22/10/1918, age 18 What We Know:

HENDERSON, Thomas A Address: 6 Stirling Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Jessie Henderson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, 25059 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bellicourt British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 18/09/1918, age 25 What We Know: Other known family members include – Janet Henderson, Stirling Place. Previously S4/145126 RASC.

HENDERSON, William Address: 35 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Isabella Henderson, Croft Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 9th Battalion, 44239 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Merville Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 12/04/1918, age 19 What We Know:

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HENDRIE, George Address: 260 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Highland Light Infantry, 12th Battalion, 5929 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bois-Carre Military Cemetery, Haisnes Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 21/05/1916, age 31 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jeannie Howieson Hendrie, Halliburton Place.

HENDRY, James Address: 47 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas and Elizabeth Hendry, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, D Company 1st Battalion, 20312 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Struma Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Greece on 01/10/1916, age 33 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary Hendry, 439 Govan Road, Glasgow.

HENDRY, Robert Address: 4 Ladhope Bank Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Elizabeth Hendry, Birgham Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 25871 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bailleul Road West Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 09/04/1917, age 36 What We Know: Other known family members include – Catherine Hendry, 4 Ladhope Bank, Galashiels.

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HENDRY, Robert Address: 1 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion, 24577 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 19/12/1917 What We Know: Died at 46th CCS near Arras.

HENDRY, Thomas H Address: 83 Scott Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Brass Worker Parent(s): Mrs Margaret Hendry, 55 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 1st Battalion, 9674 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bedford House Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 22/04/1915, age 25 What We Know: Served in India.

HENDRY, William G Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Machine Minder Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Died post-war. Served 2nd and 7/8th KOSB No 24605.

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HENRY, Michael Address: 4 St John Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Clerk at Co-op in Edinburgh Parent(s): George and Isabella Hume Henry, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 219th Siege Battery, 110243 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Coxyde Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 07/07/1917, age 38 What We Know: Other known family members include – Isabella Hope Henry, 58 Polwarth Gardens, Edinburgh.

HENRY, Peter Address: 4 St John Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

HERBERT, Hugh F Address: 12 Roxburgh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: May have been a bookkeeper Parent(s): Mr William Herbert, Roxburgh Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Manchester Regiment, 17th Battalion, 8623 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 12/10/1916, age 22 What We Know: May have lived in Manchester.

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HERBERTSON, Francis Address: 19 Douglas Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Herbertson, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, MT, attd 2nd Sig Battalion, M2/078390 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in France on 24/04/1919, age 34 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jane Herbertson, Douglas Street, Galashiels. Died in accident.

HERBERTSON, John Address: Beechwood Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Major, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded - TD, commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Awarded TD for 20 years service in Volunteers.

HERBERTSON, Walter T Address: 198 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and Elizabeth Herbertson, Scott Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th Battalion, 14386 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915, age 26 What We Know: .

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HIGGINS, John Address: Bridge Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Field Artillery Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

HINCKLIEFF, Allan Address: High Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Allan and Maggie Hincklieff Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion, S/17745 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 04/05/1918, age 28 What We Know: Died of wounds received at Passchendaele in King George Hospital, London.

HINCKLIEFF, Russell Address: High Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Warehouse Man Parent(s): Allan and Maggie Hincklieff Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 5th Battalion, A40222 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Vimy Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 11/09/1916, age 22 What We Know:

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HISLOP, D Address: 293 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Wool Pattern Weaver Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Worked as a mason.

HISLOP, Frederick C Address: 190 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Manager at Coal Merchant Parent(s): Mr James Hislop Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness on 01/10/1916, age 23 What We Know: A talented singer, he lived along with his father and sister and his aunt, Mrs E Taylor (owner of coal merchant’s business. Died at home following illness/surgery during training, Discharged one week prior to death. Served in 9th Reserve Battalion.

HISLOP, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Richard and Margaret Hogg, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 1st Battalion, 10761 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 06/10/1918, age 42 What We Know: Other known family members include – Isabella Stewart Hogg, Linlithgow. Battle of St Julien 81st Brigade, 27th Division.

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HOGG, George Address: 141 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Weighing Machine Maker Parent(s): John and Helen Hogg, 511 Main Street, Bellshill Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 20406 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 14/07/1916, age 25 What We Know: Played for Trinity Football Club. Although rarely ill he was refused entry to the army six times.

HOGG, James C Address: 41 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tailor Parent(s): Robert and Marion Crichton Hogg, Lintburn Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 16th Battalion, 18767 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/07/1916, age 29 What We Know: Killed in action first day of the Somme.

HOGG, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Weighing Machine Maker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 155th Company, 56328 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Deir El Belah War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Palestine/Gaza on 21/04/1917, age 32 What We Know: Wife died in 1914, daughter Helen orphaned in 1917.

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HOGG, John Address: 276 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Newspaper Employee at Border Telegraph Parent(s): Henry and Nicholas Hogg, Galapark Road, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6798 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 21 What We Know:

HOGG, John Address: 42 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Slater Parent(s): John and Helen Walker Hogg Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Lothian and Borders Horse, 11th Battalion, 273255 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Cement House Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 15/10/1918, age 41 What We Know: Other known family members include – Alice Whitehead Hogg, 15 Daley Avenue, Edinburgh. Formerly with L and B Horse.

HOGAN, John Address: 16 Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Van Driver Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Served in Gallipoli and France in 1st KOSB.

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HOGAN, William Address: 16 Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: . Parent(s): William and Agnes Hogan, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 25762 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/08/1918, age 35 What We Know: Other known family members include – Flora Hoggan, Gardeners Arms, Carr Hill, Gateshead. Was serving in Labour Corps No 11843885, 1st Area Employment Company.

HOPE, Robert M Address: 4 Paton Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion, 20786 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/03/1918 What We Know:

HOUSLER, Archibald P Address: 134 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mechanic Parent(s): Alex and Catherine Paterson Housler Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 1st Battalion, 7042 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Vimy Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 15/06/1915, age 31 What We Know: Prior to war he was a member of the territorial band. Presumed to have been killed on 15 June 1915. Served with 4th KOSB and 91st Regiment.

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HOWDEN, Alexander Address: 140 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Coal Miner / Piercer Parent(s): Janet Howden Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st Battalion, 225 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 24/02/1915, age 28 What We Know: Spent seven years in the army. Served in India.

HUNTER, James Gladstone Address: Glenpark Melrose Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Manufacturer Parent(s): George and Isabela Hunter, Glenpark Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Royal Scots, 4th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 14/03/1917, age 24 What We Know: Father ran the Huddersfield Mill. Attached 1/5 Bth South Staffordshire Regiment.

HUNTER, William Address: 1 Tea Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Robert Hunter, Tea Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 10th/11th Battalion, 21275 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 09/04/1917, age 23 What We Know: Previously 11819 R. R. of Cavalry.

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IMRIE, Hart Address: 19 Church Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Engineer /Millworker Parent(s): James Imrie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6508 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know:

INGLIS, Andrew Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Electric power station (previously at Skinworks) Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Scottish Rifles, 2nd Battalion, 40765 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/02/1917, age 31 What We Know: Prominent player at Gala Fairydean. Reservist, served in 2 and 6 KOSB No 9030. Moved to SR 30/10/1916.

INGLIS, Andrew Address: 57 Wood Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Inglis, 57 Wood Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 8th Battalion, S/12543 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Meteren Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 19/07/1918, age 22 What We Know:

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INGLIS, Charles Address: 49 Glendinning Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Piper Walter and Mrs Inglis Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Black Prince, PO/16583 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 31/05/1916, age 23 What We Know: Eldest son of Piper Walter Inglis of 14 Haliburton Place, who lost three sons in the war. Went down with HMS Black Prince in Battle of Jutland. He had been with the marines for 3 years. His father served in KOSB as corporal (piper).

INGLIS, George Address: 49 Glendinning Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Piper Walter and Mrs Inglis Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 40124 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1916 What We Know: Third son to have died in the war. The first in November 1914 and the second off Jutland in 1916. Father served in KOSB as corporal (piper).

INGLIS, William Address: 49 Glendinning Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Piper Walter and Mrs Inglis Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 6297 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 18/11/1914, age 20 What We Know: First of three sons who died in the war. Served in the army for four years. His father served in KOSB as corporal (piper).

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IRVING, Archibald P Address: 23 Thistle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Clerk Parent(s): James S and Isabella Pettigrew Irving, 197 Humberside Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Mechanical Transport Company, 135375 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 25/12/1918, age 23 What We Know: Served in Militia.

JACK, Thomas Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas and Janet Gilchrist Jack Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion, 16074 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 12/08/1916, age 36 What We Know: Other known family members include – Kate Chisholm Jack, 5 Kinghorn Place, Edinburgh. 8th KOSB and 7/8th acting colour sergeant.

JAMIESON, Daniel CH Address: 37 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Andrew Jamieson, Croft Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, D Company 1st/5th Battalion, 200421 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 29/07/1918, age 21 What We Know: Original no 6551

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JARDINE, Robert Address: 42 Palermo Street, Glasgow Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Jardine 25 Lintburn Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, 6504 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in gas attack in Belgium on 04/05/1915 What We Know: Leaves a widow and two children. Died of asphyxia after German gas attack.

JARDINE, William W Address: 122 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Agnes Jardine, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion, 31519 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Brookwood Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 15/05/1918, age 19 What We Know: Died at King Georges Hospital, London and buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, “A Soldier of Christ.” Private 31519 5th Battalion.

JOBSON, McGregor Address: Langrig Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Owner Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Major, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 03/05/1918, age 40 What We Know: Known as Max. Captured 12th April, 1918. Attd 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

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JOHNSTON, James Address: 7 Tweed Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Agnes Johnston Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200484 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Chatby Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Drowned off the Egyptian coast on 30/12/1917, age 39 What We Know: Other known family members include – Catherine Johnston, Tweed Place. Drowned in sinking of HMT Aragon.

JOHNSTONE, Albert E Address: 3 Queen Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Georgina Grainger, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scottish Rifles, H Company, 1st Battalion, 9941 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, commemorated at Gorre British and Indian Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 28/06/1916, age 26 What We Know: A reservist, he was recommended for the Victoria Cross for bravery under heavy fire in front of the German lines. For similar conduct he had already been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

JOHNSTONE, Alexander G Address: 28 Market Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Sergeant Major W Johnstone (MTh KOSB) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, C Company 1st/4th Battalion, 6473 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 20 What We Know: Both Alex and his brother Robert went to the Dardanelles but Alex was posted as missing 12 July 1915, Robert was invalided at home. Father was a CSM in 1/4 KOSB.

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JOHNSTONE, Peter Address: 65 Meigle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Charles and Jessie Dickson Hall Johnston, Meigle Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion, 375470 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Nine Elms British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 25/09/1917, age 19 What We Know:

JOHNSTONE, Robert H Address: 28 Market Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Mary Isabella Heath Johnstone Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, C Company, 1st/4th Battalion, 200708 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Egypt on 01/05/1917 What We Know: Died of wounds received at Gaza on 1 May 1917. Father was a CSM in 1/4 KOSB.

JOHNSTONE, Thomas F Address: 5 Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 41934 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at RocquignyEquancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 19/10/1918, age 25 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jane Ann Johnstone, 13 Young Street, Edinburgh. Also served with Royal Scots 353519.

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JOSS, James L Address: Wilderhaugh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Painter with Mr Hope Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 73rd Battalion, 133198 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 05/03/1917, age 30 What We Know: Leaves a widow and one child. One of three brothers, he was wounded in the leg and on the way back to the trench was hit in the shoulder.

KEDDIE, Charles Address: 8 Ladhope Bank Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Peter and Eliza Keddie, Ladhope Bank Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, C Company, 1st/4th Battalion, 6830 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 22 What We Know: Served in C Company

KIERNAN, Patrick Address: 23 Queen Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 7547 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 05/05/1915 What We Know:

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KING, Robert Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and Joan King, 12 Smith Street Kinross Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/5th Battalion, S/21538 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Oulchy-Le-Chateau Churchyard Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 29/07/1918, age 22 What We Know: Enlisted at Kinross S/21538 1/5 Battalion.

KIRKWOOD, Robert Address: St John Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 05/10/1917 What We Know: Enlisted at 14 and rose through the ranks, serving in India. Arrived in France as Sergeant No 8233.

KIVLICHAN, James Address: Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Butcher Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 246th Siege Battery, 96030 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Iraq 17/11/1918 What We Know: Died of malaria.

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KNOX, Alexander S Address: 65 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 11th Battalion, 13105 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 27/09/1915 What We Know: Died at Battle of Loos.

KNOX, Andrew M Address: 7 Low Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Sawyer at Sawmill Parent(s): Andrew and Margaret A Gladstone (formerly Knox), 7 Low Buckholmside Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, D Company, 1st/4th Battalion, 6599 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 18 What We Know: Served with Boys Brigade. Stepson of Mr James Gladstone. Served in D Company.

KNOX, Andrew Address: Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

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KNOX, Hugh Address: 55 Channel Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Edward Knox, 55 Channel Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 15th Battalion, 32823 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Varennes Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 04/02/1917, age 40 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Knox, 8 Bellesleyhill Road, Ayr. Leaves a widow and two children.

KNOX, Robert Address: 205 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201041 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/10/1918 What We Know: Served Gallipoli, Middle East and France.

KNOX, Walter Address: 15 Stanley Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Gardener at Stuart Coates Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 6th Battalion, 1836 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/06/1915 What We Know: Killed by sniper along with friend.

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KYLE, James H Address: West Lodge, Glenmayne Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Butcher Parent(s): James and Mary Kyle, 199 Gala Park Road Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 2nd Battalion, S/10347 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Beirut War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Ottoman Empire/Lebanese Republic on 01/11/1918 What We Know: Died of malaria, gassed at Loos in 8th Battalion. Also served in 5th Reserve Cavalry Rgt 6279 - Scots Greys.

LAIDLAW, James Address: 1 Roxburgh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Thomas and Alice Laidlaw, Hendersons Close, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Scots, 17th Battalion, 22525 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 27/07/1916, age 24 What We Know: Played with Gala Rovers AFC. His father who came through the Boer War served in the ASC. Joined the army in April 1915.

LAIDLAW, Thomas Address: 4 Woolmarket,Berwick Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Postman at Post Office Parent(s): William and Isabella Laidlaw, Island St, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Rifleman, Post Office Rifles, 8th Battalion, 371400 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tyne Cot Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 20/09/1917, age 25 What We Know: Other known family members include – Marion Laidlaw, West Linton, Romsay Road, Waitara, Sydney, New South Wales. Late of Berwick-onTweed. Invalided home due to shell shock.

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LAIDLAW, William Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Mary Laidlaw Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, A Battery 291st Bde, 176273 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Don Communal Cemetery, Annoeullin Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 08/11/1918, age 36 What We Know: Husband of Jane Park Laidlaw, 4 Paton Street, Galashiels.

LAING, Robert Address: 38 Albert Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Law Clerk Parent(s): William and Isabella Laing Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6561 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 18 What We Know: Served in C Company.

LANDELLS, William A Address: 54 Douglas Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Student Weaver Parent(s): Mrs Elizabeth Landells, Douglas Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Battalion, 301603 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 17/03/1917, age 21 What We Know: Was at the technical college 14 and 15.

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LANG, Haxton M Address: 6 Galabank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tinsmith Parent(s): James and Sarah Lang, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, 18253 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Greece on 07/10/1916, age 26 What We Know: Was placed in an industrial school aged eight. Wounded in France – GSW to chest. Died of GSW to leg.

LANG, John Address: 6 Galabank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Lang (A moulder with Thos McLaren and Sons, Victoria Foundry) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 7th Battalion, 1628 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Edinburgh (Rosebank) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in Britain on 22/05/1915 What We Know: Married and lived In Musselburgh. A sister, Mrs Patterson, lived at 33 St Andrew Street. A victim of the Gretna Rail Disaster (Quintinshill Train Crash).

LAWRIE, George Address: 93 Victoria Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Saddler Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Lothian and Borders Horse, 120040 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 06/02/1918 What We Know: Popular singer and member of Borders Oddfellows Friendly Society. Saddler sergeant.

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LAWSON, George L Address: 130 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Grocer Parent(s): William and Helen Lawson, St Andrew Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, 16011 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lahana Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Greece on 17/10/1917, age 21 What We Know: Died of malaria.

LAWSON, T H Address: 2 Roxburgh Place Born: Edinburgh Occupation/Place of Work: Joiner Parent(s): Stephen and Jane Lawson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Scots Greys, D/2784 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Edinburgh (Newington Or Echo Bank) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 25/11/1916 , age 24 What We Know: Husband of Minnie Lawson.

LAWSON, Thomas Address: 177 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr Andrew Lawson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 844 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Promising younger member of Gala Harriers. Member of Borders Oddfellows Friendly Society. Fell in the Dardanelles Campaign.

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LAWSON, William H Address: 11 Tea Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Printer’s Clerk Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Cameron Highlanders, 6th Battalion, S/13434 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/08/1916 What We Know: Grave ‘concentrated’- moved from Sheet 57a, X12a83.

LEE, Fred J Address: Channel Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Motor Mechanic Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Engineers, 22nd Air Line Sect, 2nd Indian Army Corps Signal Company, 77220 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Amara War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Iraq on 17/06/1916 What We Know: Died of dysentery. Previously enlisted in territorials.

LEES, Samuel Address: 73 Halliburton Place Born: Stow Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George Lees and Christina Dickson Lees Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, B Company, 2nd/4th Battalion, 7803 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 06/11/1915, age 34 What We Know: His widow and four children lived In Halliburton Place. Died at Stobhill Hospital following serious operation. His remains were interred in Eastlands Cemetery with military honours.

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LEES, Walter FG Address: Boleside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer Parent(s): Richard Lees, Galashiels (solicitor) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 4th Battalion, 114661 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Caix British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 08/08/1918, age 39 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Dodds Lees, 32 Kirkbrae, Galashiels. Grave ‘concentrated’

LEISHMAN, William Address: 51 Meigle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Grocer Parent(s): Mr R Leishman, Meigle Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 9th Battalion, 351884 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 21/03/1918 What We Know:

LEITHHEAD, George Address: 229 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Grocer Parent(s): John Leithead, Galapark Road, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion, 16546 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 12/10/1917, age 21 What We Know:

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LENNOX, Alexander R Address: 30 Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: . Parent(s): Laurence and Jessie E Lennox, Island Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, Right Flank Company, 1st Battalion, 12801 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Calais Southern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 16/01/1916, age 20 What We Know: Enthusiastic golfer and a member of Ladhope Golf Club. Died in a military hospital in Calais on 16 January 1916.

LIDDLE, Alexander Address: 43 Thistle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Liddle, St Andrew Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance- Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201569 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 20/09/1918 What We Know: Other known family members include – Eliza Liddle, Thistle Street. Died of wounds - Lahore Hospital Calais. Not in SNWM.

LINDSAY, John H Address: 147 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Margaret Lindsay, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200441 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Mentioned in Despatches, commemorated at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Egypt on 29/11/1917, age 24 What We Know:

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LITSTER, Angus Address: Wilderhaugh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, 109077 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Basra Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Drowned in Iraq on 21/09/1916 What We Know:

LITTLE, John Address: 23 Queen Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew and Margaret Brownlie Little, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 12655 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bordon Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in Britain on 20/02/1915, age 27 What We Know: He may have served as Brownlie. Died in accident between Farnham and Aldershot.

LOCKIE, Hugh Address: Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tailor Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Thomas Lockie, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 4th Battalion, 406754 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Contay British Cemetery, Contay Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 10/10/1916, age 23 What We Know: Parents Lived Halliburton Place.

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LOGAN, Alexander M Address: 80 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs and Mrs James Logan, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 6th/7th Battalion, 291480 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Avesnes-Le-Sec Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 12/10/1918, age 38 What We Know: Other known family members include – Agnes Kemp Logan, 80 Halliburton Place.

LOWRIE, George Address: 44 Balcarres Street, Edinburgh Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Lowrie, 44 Balcarres Street, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 4th/5th Battalion, S/9890 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/03/1918, age 22 What We Know:

LUDSKI, Noah Address: 160 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: May have been a tailor Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7573 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 37 What We Know: His wife and family lived in Halliburton Place. Brother-in-law Private James Smart also died. Reported killed during the Dardanelles Campaign. A National Reservist he fought in South Africa.

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LUNN, Thomas Address: 49 Queen Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Pattern Weaver, Buckholm Mill Parent(s): Walter and Sarah Lunn, 32 Wilderhaugh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6839 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 23 What We Know: He had a brother serving in the same battalion and another with Royal Horse Artillery. Also Lived Queen Street.

LYONS, John Address: 5a Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Michael and Anne Lyons Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, D Company 6th Battalion, 16476 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915, age 33 What We Know: Ex Gala Harrier. Eldest son, his brother killed in 1916, and a third also in the army.

LYONS, William Address: 5a Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Michael and Anne Lyons Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, A Company, 3rd/8th Battalion, 5189 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 03/06/1916, age 29 What We Know: Second son and the second son to have died. He was invalided in France and died in Craigleith Hospital. A National Reservist.

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MABON, David S Address: Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer/Millworker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 3rd Battalion, 3366 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Edinburgh (Comely Bank) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 06/10/1918 What We Know: Died at home following training injury and cancer.

MABON, John Address: 77 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Mabon (shoemaker), Island Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/5th Battalion, 200403 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Gaza War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917 What We Know: Member of the town band. He was a stretcher bearer at Gallipoli.

MABON, Thomas Address: 152 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Mabon, Halliburton Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 1st/5th Battalion, 55858 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Wancourt British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/08/1918, age 19 What We Know: Also served in Palestine.

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MABON, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/11800 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 27/01/1915 What We Know: No identified connection with Galashiels.

MACDONALD, Donald Address: Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: C Q M S, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201022 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Deir El Belah War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Palestine/Gaza on 30/10/1917 What We Know:

MACK, Adam D Address: Easter Langlee Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Shepherd Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7668 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 18 What We Know: Killed during the Dardanelles Campaign.

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MACK, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George Mack Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Machine Gun Corps, 182479 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 08/11/1918, age 32 What We Know:

MACK, Robert Address: 13 Greenbank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Mary Mack, Greenbank Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 200468 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 03/09/1918, age 26 What We Know: Served in 1/4 as 6643 in D Company.

MACK, William D Address: 182 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Baker at Co-op Parent(s): Robert and Annie Mack, Croft Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 40142 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917, age 25 What We Know:

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MACKAY, William G Address: 66 Ring Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Simon and Agnes Mackay, Ring Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Scots, 11th Battalion, 59448 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 25/04/1918, age 19 What We Know: Presumed dead.

MACLAGAN, Douglas A Address: Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Telegraphic Messenger Parent(s): Alex and Emily Maclagan, 43 High Buckholmside Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Invincible, 219820 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 31/05/1916, age 31 What We Know: Also at 71 Albert Place, Galashiels. Battle of Jutland. Had been in the navy for ten and a half years, taking part in the Falkland Islands Battle.

MANDERSTON James Address: 179 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Manderston, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 7th Battalion, S/13939 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915 What We Know: Officially reported missing at Loos. He was a Bomb Thrower.

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MANN, John L H Address: 16 Abbots Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): James and Jane Mann, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 2nd Battalion, 270985 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 06/09/1918, age 24 What We Know: Also 7230 KOSB and 315622 Scottish Rifles.

MARK, George Address: 100 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Woollen Spinner Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Died of tuberculosis on 1/6/1916.

MARTIN, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

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MASON, Robert S Address: 95 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Margaret Scott Mason, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, E Supply Company, S/307598 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Greece on 01/10/1919, age 33 What We Know:

MASON, Russell Address: High Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

MATHER, William Address: 100 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Machine Gun Corps, 155th Company, 56332 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917 What We Know: Sent home news of Richard Handysides death. Also served in KOSB no 7139.

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MCARDLE, Joseph Address: 72 Overhaugh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John McArdle Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 1st Battalion, 6769 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 05/04/1915, age 34 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jessie McArdle, Overhaugh Street. Well-known footballer. Killed in France. Served in SA and Egypt. Came through the South African War gaining the King’s and Queen’s Medals with three clasps.

MCCONNELL, James Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Manager and Engineer Parent(s): John and Martha McConnell Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, 3rd Served with (Country): Australia Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 22/08/1918, age 28 What We Know: Jeannie McConnell, Belmore, 20 Boronia St, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia Wounded mid-1917 Served 7 years in Royal Scots, gazetted in Feb 1917.

MCCRIRRICK, Robert H Address: Euchan, Eildon Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Gentleman’s Outfitter Parent(s): Thomas and Helen McCarrick, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private / Lance Corporal, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, S/11034 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 18/08/1916, age 30 What We Know: Like his three brothers he had a close association with Gala FC. He enlisted with the Scots Greys before transferring to Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Buried at 57C54c89 near Bazentin.

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MCCULLOCH, Cumming Address: 10 Stanley Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Apprentice Power Loom Tuner Parent(s): James McCulloh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6610 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 18 What We Know: .

MCCULLOCH, D Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

MCDOUGALL, Andrew Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 9th Battalion, 34890 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/10/1916 What We Know: Served as 10453 1st Battalion KOSB.

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MCDOUGALL, Thomas Address: 16 Tweed Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr Thomas McDougall, Bank Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 12058 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915 What We Know: Brother of well known cricketer, John McDougall.

MCGHEE, Harry Address: 200 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Mary McGee, Magdala Terrace, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain, Scottish Rifles, 11th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Doiran Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Greece on 08/05/1917, age 35 What We Know: .

MCGHEE, John Address: 31 Stanley Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Elizabeth McGee, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, D Company 1st/4th Battalion, 200392 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ramleh War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 28/11/1917, age 25 What We Know:

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MCGUIRE, Hugh Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Maguire and Margaret Tait Maguire, Albany St, Edinburgh, Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 5th Battalion, 2457 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 02/05/1915, age 25 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jane Finlay Maguire, 4 New Broughton, Edinburgh. Brother served and died in Scots Guards.

MCGUIRE, James Address: Overhaugh Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion, 3366 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 29/04/1915 What We Know: Left a wife and four children. Born Croft Street, Galashiels. Lived in Broughton Street, Edinburgh. Died in France. He served in the Boer War and as a reservist was called up on the outbreak of war.

MCINTOSH, John Address: 21 Stanley Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer Parent(s): Alex McIntosh, 50 Stirling Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 6913 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 08/09/1916 What We Know: Youngest son Initially joined Gordon Highlander, then KOSB. Died in Bangor Hospital of multiple GSW. Buried with full military honours in Eastlands Cemetery.

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MCLAREN, John Address: Woodside Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, 204536 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 26/09/1917 What We Know:

MCLAUGHLIN, Daniel Address: Gaswork Cottages, Galafoot Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Hairdresser (ran a barber shop in High St) Parent(s): Michael (Mick) McLaughlin and Catherine (née Candlin) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 202713 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 11/04/1918 What We Know: Died in the Battle of the Somme. He married in 1911 and left behind a widow. He also had 5 brothers and a sister. His father Mick was Foreman at the Galashiels Gas & Light Company.

MCLENNAN, D B Address: Abbotsford Ferry Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farm Servant Parent(s): Alexander and Catherine McLennan, Rosehaugh, Avoch, Ross-Shire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 1st Battalion, 6657 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on La Ferte-SousJouarre Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 14/09/1914, age 27 What We Know: Other known family members include – Elizabeth Sim Miller, Boleside Fishing Lodge. Died WAH43 Vendresse, France.

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MCRAE, Robert Address: 103 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Alexander and Mary McRae, High Buckholmside Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion, S/9033 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Calais Southern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/07/1916, age 24 What We Know: May have lived in Darlington. Died of wounds in a Calais hospital.

MCRAE, William Address: 103 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Alexander and Mary McRae, High Buckholmside Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 28882 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at RocquignyEquancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 03/11/1918, age 23 What We Know:

MCTAVISH, Frank Address: Gala Estate Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Forrester Parent(s): Mr and Mrs John McTavish, Manse Cottage, Cavers, Hawick Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6802 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 29 What We Know: Served in B Company.

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MEIN, James T Address: Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, S/11884 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 04/10/1917 What We Know:

MEIN, Robert Address: Langhaugh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Clerk, Telephone Exchange Parent(s): Joseph Mein and Isabella Watt Mein, Torwoodlee Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201051 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Alexandria (Hard) War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Egypt on 27/03/1917, age 22 What We Know: Survived Iverina sinking.

MEIN, William Address: 139 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Walter and Isabella Mein, Magdala Terrace, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 11th Battalion, 352159 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Vermaelen Enclosures No 1 and No 2 Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 05/04/1918, age 26 What We Know:

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MELROSE, James Address: 10 Hunter Square Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Isabella Melrose, 10 Hunter Square, Galashiels / Mrs Nicholson, Hunter Square Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 11496 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 18/10/1914, age 24 What We Know: Served in the army for two and a half years, including time with KOSB pipe band.

MELROSE, John Address: 9 Bristol Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 21225 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 04/07/1916 What We Know:

MERCER, David Address: 57 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Janet Mercer, Croft Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance-Corporal, Scottish Rifles, 5th/6th Battalion, 41720 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Military Medal, commemorated at Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/10/1918, age 26 What We Know: Also served in Royal Scots 48172.

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MERCER, W Malcolm Address: Briarbank Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Isabella Mercer, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ramleh War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 28/11/1917, age 32 What We Know: Previously served as Pt no 6909.

MILLAR, David Address: 6 Green Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6026 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Uncle to Private William Millar.

MILLAR, James S Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Worker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know: Discharged 392 /XVI - no longer physically fit. Also served in KOSB 29801.

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MILLAR, Robert Address: 82 Overhaugh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Parents lived at 51 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6423 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: His wife and child lived in Overhaugh Street. Reported missing 12 July 1915.

MILLAR, William W Address: 8 Waverley Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Worker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7060 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 19 What We Know: A long-serving member of the Boys Brigade. His uncle Sergeant D Miller has been missing since 12 July 1915. Killed during the Dardanelles Campaign. Long serving member of Boys Brigade. Nephew of D Millar above.

MILLAR, Andrew Address: 29 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Anne Hogarth Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Laurentic, CH/17680 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 25/01/1917, age 21 What We Know: Killed after HMS Laurentic sank following a mine explosion off Lough Swilly NI.

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MILLER, E Address: 202 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

MILLER, Hunter Address: 137 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Miller, 137 Lintburn Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/8496 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Amara War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Iraq on 20/07/1916 What We Know: Youngest son

MILLS, George G Address: 75 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): George Mills, Kirkbrae (colour sergeant In the old Br Volunteers) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st Battalion, 269 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Struma Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Greece on 30/09/1916 What We Know: Probably the first Gala lad to fall in the Balkans in September 1916. He was in the army for eight years, serving in Malta, India and Ypres.

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MILLS, James Address: 22 Galabank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Wool Spinner Parent(s): James and Margaret Mills, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, 1st Battalion, 201647 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 11/04/1917, age 42 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Whitelaw, Campbellford, Ontario Canada. Served nine years in KOSB

MIRTLE, Harry Address: Balmoral Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Henry and Hannah Mirtle, Innerleithen Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion, 13570 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Duhallow ADS Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 22/10/1917, age 32 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Mirtle, Marmion Cottage, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.

MITCHELL, Adam Address: 9 Douglas Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Finisher Parent(s): Thomas and Mrs Mitchell, Douglas Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 69082 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Beveren-Ijzer Churchyard Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 16/08/1918, age 26 What We Know: Served in 48th Heavy Battery.

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MORGAN, Joseph W Address: 112 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Isabella Morgan, 124 Scott Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, B Company, 9th Battalion, 351576 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 20/09/1917, age 29 What We Know:

MORRISON, George Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 12055 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915 What We Know:

MORRISON, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Alex Morrison, late Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, C Company 1st Battalion, 202953 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 27/09/1915, age 36 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jeannie Morrison, 9 Keor Street, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh.

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MULDOON, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 5th Battalion, 2166 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 10/06/1915 What We Know: Died at Gallipoli.

MURDOCH, John S Address: 30 Ash Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Baker, possibly in Kirkcudbright Parent(s): John and Janet Murdoch, 6 Ash Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 1st Battalion, 8054 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on La Ferte-SousJouarre Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 16/09/1914, age 32 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jean Murdoch.

MURRAY, George Address: 114 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 7276 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 17/01/1915 What We Know: A valued member of the town band. Killed by shells near Wulverghem.

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MURRAY, George Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Murray, Enfield Cottage, Selkirk Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 11th Battalion, 12879 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915, age 19 What We Know:

MURRAY, James Address: 25 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200941 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917 What We Know:

MURRAY, John Address: 8 Wilder Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Jessie Amos Murray, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 200515 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Heestert Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 22/10/1918, age 33 What We Know:

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MURRAY, Thomas S Address: Burnside, Clovenfords Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): Wm Murray, Magdala Terrace Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 2nd Battalion, 133 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Amara War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Iraq on 07/01/1916 What We Know: Killed in Mesopotamia, moved from Sheikh Saad Battlefield.

MURRAY, Walter J Address: Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Architect Parent(s): Walter and Elizabeth Murray, 388, Morningside Road Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, 42nd Battalion Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 07/10/1918, age 34 What We Know: Served in Border Volunteers and 55th Irish Canadian Rangers.

MURRAY, William Address: 25 Stanley Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Plumber Parent(s): Francis and Isabella Murray, 12 Balmoral Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 27640 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 16/08/1917, age 31 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret J Knox Murray, Stanley Street. Leaves a widow and two children.

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MURRAY, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

NEIL, Thomas Address: Ardenleigh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion, 5620 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 17/05/1915 What We Know: Reservist or Regular?

NEWLANDS, James C Address: 313 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas and Elizabeth Newlands, 14 Balmoral Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hds) Battalion, 281991 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Etaples Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 20/04/1918, age 22 What We Know: Other known family members include – Elizabeth Newlands, 313 Gala Park Road. Died at No 4 General Hospital, Etaples.

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NEWLANDS, William Address: 88 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Painter at J G Lindsay and Sons, Lawyers Brae Parent(s): Mr Newlands Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Gordon Highlanders, 9th Battalion, S/6856 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 01/08/1917 What We Know: Played for Gala Fairydean. Son of Mr Newlands, he was a sawer. Died of gunshot wounds to abdomen and neck.

NEWLANDS, William Address: Balmoral Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private Served with (Country): USA Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

NIXON, George T Address: Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Chef at Caledonian Hotel Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 13th Battalion, 40422 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 28/03/1918 What We Know: Reported missing 12 July 1915.

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NOBLE, George Address: 27 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Agnes Noble, Stirling Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, 16th Battery, 38361 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Roclincourt Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 22/04/1917, age 33 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary Noble, 145, Dumbledykes Road Edinburgh. Battle of Arras 16th Battery/41st Brigade 2nd Div.

NOBLE, William JG Address: 27 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Agnes Noble, Stirling Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 200471 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/08/1918, age 21 What We Know: Served with 52nd Div Signal Company. Grave was ‘concentrated’. After the war and his watch was found.

O’HARA, Thomas Address: 36 St John Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Royal Scots Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 10/03/1919 What We Know: Died 3rd General Military Hosp, London. Served with 4th Battalion.

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O’NEILL, Charles Address: 8 Bank Close Born: Dundalk Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Helen O Neill Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, 2157 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Leeds Roman Catholic Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 24/03/1915, age 47 What We Know: Other known family members include – Marie O Neill, Bank Close, Galashiels. Died at Killingbeck Sanatorium Hospital.

OLIVER, Peter Address: 12 Queen Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer Parent(s): John and A R Oliver, 62, Crosshill St, Lennoxtown, Glasgow Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7078 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 36 What We Know: His mother lived at 12 Queen Street. He spent eight years in India.

ORMISTON, David Address: Queen Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Engineers, 73rd Field Company, 42634 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/09/1915 What We Know:

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ORMISTON, Robert Address: 26 Queen Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Jedburgh Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 12354 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 26/09/1915, age 22 What We Know: Member of Gala United Lodge of Good Templars. Brother of Mrs Bertram of 26 Queen Street. Killed by a sniper.

OVENS, John R Address: Bank House Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Connaught Rangers, 1st Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Rue-Du-Bacquerot No 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 05/11/1914, age 25 What We Know: Mother from Galashiels. Killed in trench attack.

PATERSON, John Address: 181 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs J Paterson of Galapark Road Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion, 200556 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Buzancy Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/07/1918, age 27 What We Know: Son of Mr and Mrs J Paterson of Galapark Road.

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PATERSON, Robert J Address: 17 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Woollen Worker Parent(s): Mrs Jane H Paterson, 264 Galapark Road Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/14th Battalion, 6719 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 23 What We Know: Reported missing on 12 July 1915.

PATERSON, W P Address: Knowepark Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Apprentice at Tweed Mill Parent(s): Rev W P Paterson (Divinity at Edin Univ) and Jane Sanderson Paterson, 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 3rd Battalion attd 2nd Battalion, Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 30/07/1916, age 21 What We Know: Wounded at Hill 60 in April 1915. Died at Delville Wood. Mentioned very positively in regimental history.

PATON, Walter Address: 7 Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Walter Paton Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: 2nd Lieutenant, R N Lancashire Reg, 2nd/5th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Poelcapelle British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 26/10/1917, age 34 What We Know: Also served Cam High 14438 and RE 112202 Comm 28/8/1917.

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PATON, William Address: 7 Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Walter Polson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6574 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Killed during the Dardanelles Campaign.

PAXTON, Robert G Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Agnes Henderson Paxton, Crossflat, St Boswells Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Service Corps, MT, M/341601 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 01/11/1918, age 30 What We Know:

PEARCE, William Address: The Peel, Clovenfords Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Butler Parent(s): Maurice and Janet Pearce, The Peel, Clovenfords Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry, 12th Battalion, 17575 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 13/08/1916, age 28 What We Know: Wounded while fighting at Loos.

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PEARSON, Richard Address: 95 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs William Pearson, St Andrew Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 2nd Battalion, 59926 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died from his wounds in France on 24/10/1918, age 19 What We Know: Died of wounds at 29th or 46th CCS. Previously with HLI.

PENNY, Frank Address: 3 Balmoral Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Ann Penny, Balmoral Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Tank Corps, 2nd Battalion, 200285 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 18/09/1918, age 18 What We Know: Also served in RFA 1782.

PHILIP, David Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Piper, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 48386 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 25/06/1919 What We Know: Died at Aldershot.

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POUSTIE, James Address: 26 Dale Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Power Loom Tuner Parent(s): William Poustie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6685 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli ) on 12/07/1915, age 23 What We Know: A first rate exponent of 7-a-side rugby football, he also played for Gala FC. Reported missing on 12 July 1915. Served in Machine Gun Section. Promoted 15/5/1915.

POW, Joseph Address: 17 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Joseph and Janet Pow, St Andrew Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, D Company, 1st/4th Battalion, 200537 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 13/11/1917, age 27 What We Know: Original no 6782

PRENTICE, Archibald Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Stone Mason Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, 63132 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Liverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 16/05/1917 What We Know: Records indicate a number of children.

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PRESTON, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps, 188th Company, 18465 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 26/10/1917 What We Know: Also served in KOSB no 12281.

PRINGLE, David Address: Victoria House, Paton Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Wool Sorter Parent(s): David Pringle, Victoria House Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scottish Rifles, 9th Battalion, 42464 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Esquelbecq Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 27/04/1918, age 18 What We Know: Died of wounds - 3 weeks in France.

PRINGLE, George C Address: 26 Livingstone Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas and Jessie Pringle, Livingstone Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 9th Battalion, 351560 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Brown’s Copse Cemetery, Roeux Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/04/1917, age 31 What We Know:

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PRINGLE, George H Address: 54 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Worker at Wm Brown, Wilderbank Mill Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6646 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Well-known football player. Reported missing 12 July 1915 D Company.

PRINGLE, John Address: 54 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 12049 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died from his wounds in France on 19/10/1916 What We Know:

PRINGLE, Lionel G Address: Torwoodlee Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): Captain J T Pringle RN Torwoodlee, whose ancestors owned Torwoodlee since 1501 Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain, Highland Light Infantry, 1st Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded - MVO, commemorated at Lille Southern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 29/12/1914, age 34 What We Know: Member of Victorian Order. Fourth son - brother James Lewis Pringle. Served in Land B Horse. Died a POW in France from wounds sustained in Flanders. He was a trained Interpreter.

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PRINGLE, Robert Address: 51 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas Pringle, 51 Stirling Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, A Company 6th Battalion, 23866 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917, age 26 What We Know: Next of kin was listed as his uncle.

PROVEN, James S Address: 27 Bristol Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Bank Clerk at RBS Galashiels Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, 31st Battalion, 79628 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 15/04/1916, age 25 What We Know: He moved to Canada. His elder brother was wounded. He died in Boulogne hospital from wounds.

PROVEN, William Address: 27 Bristol Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Carpenter Parent(s): William and Annabella K S Proven, Bristol Terrace, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, 31st Battalion, 79124 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Newcastle-UponTyne (St Andrew’s and Jesmond) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 07/03/1917, age 28 What We Know: Served with Calgary Rifles.

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PURVES, James Address: Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Teamster Parent(s): Alexander Purves (gardener, Newfaan Lodge) and stepson, Mrs Purves Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Driver, 42nd Battalion, 419146 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Vimy Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France age 23 What We Know: Third son

RAE, Fred S Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Rae, The Yair Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 1st Battalion, 13678 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Canada Farm Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 31/07/1917, age 30 What We Know: Youngest son. Died on the 1st day of 3rd battle of Ypres. Died of wounds at No 3 Field Ambulance.

RAE, James Address: 215 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Blacksmith Parent(s): Robert and Christina Cunningham Rae Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Service Corps, MT Tractor Depot (Avonmouth), MS/3016 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in Britain on 21/08/1916, age 45 What We Know: Other known family members include – Euphemia Smith (formerly Rae), Galashiels. Previously served with RFA. Killed in a road traffic accident.

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RAE, Robert Address: 1 Paisleys Close Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Dodds, Paisleys Close Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion, 4636 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Belgium on 18/12/1914 What We Know: Mrs Dodds has another son in the army. Private Rae went through the Boer War and came from Canada to rejoin.

RAMSAY, Thomas W Address: 24 Galabank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): David and Mary Ramsay Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 12th Battalion, 35754 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 12/10/1917 What We Know:

RANKIN, William J Address: 43 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Teacher / Hairdresser in High Buckholmside Parent(s): John and Mary Rankin, High Buckholmside Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, York and Lancaster Regiment, 9th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 30/06/1917, age 23 What We Know: Also served in Royal Scots 1476.

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RATTRAY, Alexander Address: 75 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: Wounded twice. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for action on 26 July 1917.

REDPATH, Adam Address: 27 / 33 Douglas Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and I Redpath Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6742 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 05/09/1915, age 27 What We Know: Well-known football player. Accidentally killed in training by a grenade during the Dardanelles Campaign.

REDPATH, Alexander Address: 33 Douglas Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs I Redpath, 33 Douglas Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 29669 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917 What We Know: Discharged 392 /XXI - completed terms of service 17/1/1916. Also served in 1/4 and 2nd Battalion No 6374.

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REDPATH, Robert J I Address: Bank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Warehouseman Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sig, 13th Battalion, 1455 Served with (Country): Australia Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Lone Pine Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 07/05/1915 What We Know: Father was from Galashiels. Died of GSW on HS Gloucester Castle and buried at sea.

REDPATH, Robert R Address: 25 Larchbank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6137 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know:

REID, James K Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and Jane, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 11th Battalion, 49031 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Le Peuplier Military Cemetery, Caestre Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 18/08/1918, age 20 What We Know:

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RICHARDSON, George Address: 106 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Cabinetmaker at F Lynn and Son (Cabinet Makers) Parent(s): Robert and Eliza Richardson, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sapper, Royal Engineers, 84th Field Company, 140155 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 18/09/1916, age 20 What We Know: A skilful craftsman. A younger brother was killed in 1915.

RICHARDSON, John Address: 108 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Richardson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 1st Battalion, 16243 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 25/06/1915, age 17 What We Know: Died from wounds in French casualty clearing station.

RICHARDSON, William Address: Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Jessie Richardson, St Boswells Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201528 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Proville British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/10/1918, age 39 What We Know: Other known family members include – Elizabeth Mitchell Richardson, 42 Scott Street, Perth.

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RIDDLE, Robert Address: 25 Waverley Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Drawer Parent(s): William and Mary Riddle Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6911 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 32 What We Know: He and his brother took part in the action of 12 July. His brother was killed and nothing was ever heard of Robert.

RIDDLE, William Address: 25 Waverley Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Lather Parent(s): William and Mary Riddle Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6912 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 27 What We Know: He was killed during the Dardanelles Campaign. His brother was listed as missing. D Company

ROBERTSON, Alexander Address: 4 Dale Street Born: Earlston Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200899 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Deir El Belah War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Palestine/Gaza on 20/05/1917, age 47 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Robertson, Dale Street. Died through illness at 54th CCS.

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ROBERTSON, David Address: 130 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Neil Robertson, Lintburn Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 40125 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1916, age 21 What We Know: A drummer with the KOSB.

ROBERTSON, James Address: Channel Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Greenkeeper at Yoker Bowling Club Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Robertson (nee Watt), Ladhope Recreation Ground Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Navy, HMS Pheasant, SS/6522 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 01/03/1917, age 21 What We Know: HMS Pheasant (M Class Destroyer) sank off the Orkneys when it hit a mine at 6.10am. All the crew were lost, only one body recovered.

ROBERTSON, James Address: 16 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Coldstream Guards, 1st Battalion, 6735 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lillers Communal Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 30/05/1915, age 28 What We Know: Left a widow and two young children. Drummer with the Ex Soldiers Pipe Band. Died of wounds.

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ROBERTSON, Richard Address: 130 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Richard Robertson, Scott Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, 8668 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Wailly Orchard Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/03/1918, age 30 What We Know: Served most of the war on Western Front. Killed by a bomb from an aeroplane.

ROBERTSON, Robert G Address: 16 Spittal Street, Edinburgh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Butcher Parent(s): Mr and Mrs J A Robertson, 16 Spittal Street, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, B Company 1st Battalion, S/13359 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915, age 21 What We Know:

ROBSON, John S Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/5th Battalion, 29389 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Soissons Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/08/1918 What We Know: Other known family members include – Isabella Robson.

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ROMANIS, George Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Margaret Romanis, 77 Scott Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Scots Greys, 8185 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/04/1918, age 24 What We Know:

ROMANIS, Robert Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Saw Mill Worker at Station Sawmill Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 18th (Glasgow Yeomanry) Battalion, 55390 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/03/1918 What We Know: Worked for his uncle at a sawmill - brother also died.

ROMANIS, Thomas P Address: 60 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tweed Warehouseman Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6807 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Vice captain of Gala Harriers. Reported missing on 12 July 1915. Served D Company.

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ROONEY, John M Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 16423 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 08/11/1917 What We Know:

ROSEBURGH, Thomas J Address: 139 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Hairdresser Parent(s): John and Agnes Roseburgh, Scott Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 14th Battalion, 53601 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in France on 16/01/1918, age 19 What We Know: Worked with father - one of five sons who served. Killed accidently in dugout collapse.

RUSSELL, Alexander Address: 9 Douglas Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Alexander and Jessie Russell Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, D Company, 1st/4th Battalion, 6532 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Keen football player. Reported missing on 12 July 1915.

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RUSSELL, William Address: 236 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 8844 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 23/04/1915, age 29 What We Know: Other known family members include – Helen Russell, 236 Scott Street, Galashiels. Wounded at the Battle of the Aisne. Reservist.

SALTON, Francis I Address: 45 King Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Elizabeth Salton, 22 Wilderhaugh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion, 29928 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 27/04/1917, age 22 What We Know: A member of Gala Rovers. Died at 8 CCS.

SANDERSON, Andrew Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer Parent(s): Andrew and Mrs Sanderson, 6 Buchan Street, Glasgow Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, 8930 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 20/10/1914, age 32 What We Know: Originally buried at Ferme Phillipeaux.

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SANDERSON, Andrew Address: Born: Selkirk Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion, 2835 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 15/10/1915, age 26 What We Know: Next of kin was John Miller. Died at No 2 Stationary Hospital.

SANDERSON, Harry Address: Eastmount Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Woollen Manufacturer Parent(s): Jane Sanderson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain / Major, Royal Field Artillery, A Battery, 65th Bde Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 24/03/1917, age 46 What We Know: Left a widow and three children. Battle of Arras A Btry 63rd Brigade 12 Div.

SANDERSON, Hugh Address: Bylands Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tweed Manufacturer Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 32 What We Know: Other known family members include – Christian St Clair. Involved in Boys Brigade. Pre-war territorials.

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SANDERSON, John Address: 19 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Lucy Sanderson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, S/24591 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 30/01/1919, age 20 What We Know: Only son, he died of his wounds at Bangour Hospital.

SANDERSON, Thomas H Address: 41 Huddersfield Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Iron Worker at Waverly Ironworks Parent(s): Mrs Agnes Hessel Sanderson, 41 Bank Street Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7000 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 19 What We Know: Also at 41 Huddersfield Street.

SANDERSON, Thomas Address: 61 High Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Power Loom Weaver Parent(s): Robert and Margaret Sanderson, 12 High Buckholmside, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6703 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 28 What We Know: Pre-war territorials

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SANDERSON, William G Address: 47 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): Mrs Agnes Sanderson, 50 Kirkbrae Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant Major, Highland Light Infantry, 10th/11th Battalion, 7214 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on, 23/04/1917, age 35 What We Know: Other known family members include – Hannah Hendry Sanderson, 47 Scott Street, Galashiels. Served in SA. Also served in 1st and 10th Battalion.

SANDERSON, William Address: 34 Church Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr Joseph Sanderson, Stirling Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, 5863 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 11/11/1914 What We Know: Served pre-war in Malta, Gibraltar and China.

SCHULZE, Hugh L Address: Brunswickhill Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Chocolate Maker at Continental Chocolate Company Portobello Parent(s): Charles William and Mary Lees Schulze, Brunswickhill Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: 2nd Lieutenant, Dorset Regiment, 6th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Neuvilly Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 20/10/1918, age 37 What We Know:

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SCHULZE, W Rudolph Address: Brunswickhill Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Chocolate Maker at Continental Chocolate Company Portobello Parent(s): Charles William and Mary Lees Schulze, Brunswickhill Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 7th Battalion, 21945 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Vermelles British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 18/07/1916, age 37 What We Know:

SCOTT, Alexander C Address: 71 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Post Office Clerk, Moose Haw Post Office, Canada Parent(s): Mr Peter Scott Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 46th Battalion, 427632 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Ladhope) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 17/03/1916, age 20 What We Know: Grandson of late Mrs John Cleghorn of High Buckholmside. Died in Bramshott Military Hospital, Hants. Served with 60th Rifles.

SCOTT, Alexander H Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: QMS, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 7356 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 04/06/1915 What We Know: Other known family members include – Catherine Scott

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SCOTT, Andrew Address: 119 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Scott, St Andrew Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion, 203768 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 31/03/1918, age 19 What We Know: Cemetery used by 41st CCS. Also served in KOSB 8294.

SCOTT, Ernest Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George S and Annie Scott, Harburn Road, West Calder, Midlothian Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 13th Battalion, 353553 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 27/08/1918, age 20 What We Know: Father was a draper in Galashiels.

SCOTT, James M Address: 149 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Charles Scott, Oliver Cres Hawick Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 12313 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915, age 41 What We Know: Other known family members include – Louisa Seline Scott, 15 Kirkbrae, Galashiels.

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SCOTT, John Address: 102 High Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Alex and Helen Scott Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, C Company 1st/4th Battalion, 6171 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Skew Bridge Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 25 What We Know: Member of Gala RFC and Gala Harriers.

SCOTT, Robert D Address: 261 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Printer in Edinburgh Parent(s): David and A D Scott Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 16th Battalion, 19918 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/07/1916, age 26 What We Know: Served apprenticeship with Border Telegraph. Presumed to have been killed in action.

SCOTT, Robert Address: 15 Damside Born: St Boswells Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and Helen Charters Scott, 6 Hall Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200408 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Deir El Belah War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Palestine/Gaza on 17/11/1917, age 20 What We Know: Previous No 6539. Died at 74 CCS Palestine.

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SCOTT, Robert Address: 270 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Margaret Scott, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 6th Battalion, 829 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 15/11/1916, age 22 What We Know: .

SCOTT, Thomas Address: Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer Parent(s): Joseph and Janet Scott Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, 33rd Battalion, 2648 Served with (Country): Australia Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 30/08/1918, age 32 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mrs B Scott, Spring Mount, Red Range, Glen Innes, New South Wales. Gassed twice, he served in Aust. Light Horse.

SCOTT, Thomas Address: Wilderhaugh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew and Agnes Nichol Scott Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 9605 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Cockburnspath Parish Churchyard Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 22/11/1918, age 28 What We Know: Elizabeth Mills Scott, Cove Farm, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire. Died at home through illness.

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SCOTT, Walter Address: 42 Huddersfield Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6808 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: .

SCOTT, William Address: 42 Huddersfield Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6389 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know:

SHAW, Alexander Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Police Constable Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, 9510 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Manchester Southern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 20/12/1914 age 24 What We Know: Other known family members include – Christina M Shaw, 111 Fountain Bridge, Edinburgh. Died at Manchester Gen Hosp of gangrene in thigh wound. Served on NW Indian Frontier.

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SHEPHERD, John Donaldson Address: 23 Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Railway Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 16th Battalion, 41068 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Coxyde Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 10/07/1917, age 41 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret D Shepherd, Park Street. He leaves a widow and nine of a family, the eldest was 16 years of age. Member of town band. Also 25513 KOSB.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Address: 5 Kilnknowe Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Helen Shepherd, Kilnknowe Place, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, C Company, 1st/5th Battalion, 200364 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ramleh War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 13/11/1917, age 22 What We Know:

SHERIDAN, James Address: 21 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Demlis and Margaret Sheridan, Stirling Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 7455 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 19/07/1916, age 33 What We Know: Other known family members include – Sarah McFarlan Sheridan, 2 Dunbar Close, 137 Canongate, Edinburgh. He left a wife and four of a family. Wounded. Reserve soldier.

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SHIEL, Robert Address: Eastlands Lodge Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Francis and Isabella Shiel, 192 Croft Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion, 10048 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 18/05/1915, age 26 What We Know:

SHIELS, James E Address: 34 Market Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Agnes Shiels, 34 Market Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 18th Battalion, 53610 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 05/07/1918, age 19 What We Know: Concentrated’ from Sheet 28, B5, a 37.

SHIELS, William C Address: 72 Thistle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Warehouseman Parent(s): Mr Robert Shiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 6761 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at East Mudros Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Greece on 13/07/1915, age 29 What We Know: Died of dysentery at 16th Stationary Hospital.

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SHORTREED, Harry E Address: Murrayfield Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer Parent(s): Mr Walter and Charlotte Shortreed, Murrayfield, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, 53rd Battalion, 441633 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Canada on 16/01/1916, age 21 What We Know: Served with Queen’s Westminster Rifles.

SIMPSON, R Herbert Address: 14 Roxburgh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Grocer at the Co-op Parent(s): William G and Agnes Simpson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion, S/18216 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 16/07/1916, age 21 What We Know: This was Mrs Simpson’s second loss with a nephew also killed.

SIMPSON, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Basketmaker Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 61st Battalion, 139675 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 21/03/1918, age 27 What We Know: Other known family members include – Nicholas Fairly (formerly Simpson), 32 Napier St, Penicuik, Midlothian. Served as 892 in 2nd Battalion Royal Scots.

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SIMPSON, William Address: 14 Roxburgh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Woollen Warehouseman Parent(s): Mrs Simpson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 11th Battalion, S/3476 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France in September 1915 What We Know: Eldest son and the second of Mrs Simpson’s sons to make the supreme sacrifice. Died at Hill 70, Loos.

SINTON, Harry B C Address: 9 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Schoolboy / Boy Telegraphist Parent(s): Mrs Sinton Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Boy Telegraphist, Royal Navy, HMS Queen Mary, J/40540 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 31/05/1916, age 16 What We Know: Not quite 17 years of age, he died at around 16:25 when Queen Mary exploded. He had been in the navy for 18 months.

SLIGH, Bert Address: 29 High Buckholmside Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tailor at Waukrigg Mill Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7580 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: President of Stirling Street Baptist Christian Endeavour Society.

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SMAIL, Adam Address: Victoria Buildings Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Tweed Designer at R and R Sanderson Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6762 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know:

SMAIL, Alexander Brotherstone Address: 180 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: May have been a coal merchant Parent(s): Mr Alex Smail (Coal Merchant) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6474 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Pieta Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Malta on 25/11/1915 What We Know: Brother Walter in the Scots Guards. Died of dysentery in a Malta hospital.

SMAIL, Robert Address: Elm Row Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert and E Sherriff Smail, 14 Danks St, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: PO, HMA S/M ‘AE1’, 1068 Served with (Country): Australia Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 14/09/1914, age 26 What We Know: First Aust.causalities in Submarine AE-1. Drowned in the accidental loss of the vessel near New Guinea.

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SMAIL, Walter SB Address: 180 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Sergeant, Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion, 13456 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/11/1917 What We Know: Other known family members include sister Bessie.

SMALL, George Address: 4 Bank Close Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Motor Mechanic Parent(s): James and Jane Small, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, 10th Battalion, 27935 Served with (Country): Australia Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Mont Noir Military Cemetery, St Jans-Cappel Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 20/04/1918, age 33 What We Know:

SMART, George Address: Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Labour Corps, Labour Company, 38368 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 06/06/1917 What We Know: Served in 10th Labour Company no 5791.

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SMART, James Address: 80 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Butcher Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7239 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 29 What We Know: Wife and family live in Halliburton Place. Brother in law of Lance Corporal Ludski. Reported killed during the Dardanelles Campaign.

SMART, James Address: Born: Sydney, NSW Occupation/Place of Work: Railway Audit Office, North British Railway Co Parent(s): John and Isabelle Smart 28 Marionville Road, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 9th Battalion, 1541 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 26/04/1915, age 17 What We Know: Grandson of Mr James Smart, retired signalman of Galashiels. Father was inspector at Waverley Station.

SMART, Joshua C Address: 27 Channel Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Labourer Parent(s): William and Janet Smart, ‘Gala’, Spruson St, Neutral Bay, New South Wales Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Bombardier, 4th Div T M Battery, 4619 Served with (Country): Australia Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 31/01/1917, age 29 What We Know: Nephew of Mr Smart 27 Channel Street, Galashiels. Served 25 years as a bugler in Scottish Rifles.

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SMART, William C Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Newspaper Employee Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, 82nd (1st Highland) Casualty Clearing Station, 301636 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Archangel Allied Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Russia on 03/10/1918 What We Know: Served in territorial force.

SMART, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 10th/11th Battalion, 45174 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 09/04/1918 What We Know: Previously 7237/28009 KOSB hand written WG

SMELLIE, John NM Address: 124 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Pattern Maker at Aimers McLean Parent(s): Henry and Jane Smellie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7062 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 20 What We Know: Studied engineering at technical college. Reported missing on 12 July 1915.

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SMITH, Alexander H Address: 102 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 201258 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/10/1918 What We Know:

SMITH, James Address: 230 Scott Street Born: Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): The son, James and Mary Smith, 17 Mill Street, Selkirk Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, GHQ Sect, SS/408 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 22/10/1917, age 25 What We Know:

SMITH, James HP Address: 43 Glendinning Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Jane Smith Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6425 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 21 What We Know: Prominent and successful runner member of Gala Harriers, winners of Eastern District Championships in 1913. Served in C Company, reported missing on 12 July 1915.

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SMITH, John Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, 4th Regiment, 5462 Served with (Country): South Africa Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 09/04/1917 What We Know: Only J White on SNWM.

SNOWDON, James Address: 83 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Linotype Operator at Newcastle Chronicle Parent(s): Parish Councillor R Snowden, Meadow View, Kelso Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7007 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 24 What We Know: Served in C Company, reported missing on 12 July 1915.

SPIERS, James G Address: 9 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Dentist at D W Robertson, Channel Street Parent(s): James Spiers, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scottish Rifles, 2nd Battalion, 41521 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 11/08/1917, age 19 What We Know: Grandfather had lost five grandsons. Was in France for three months.

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SPIERS, John E Address: 128 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Grocer at Penicuik Co-op Parent(s): William and Hannah Spiers, 62 Croft Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 16th Battalion, 19655 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 01/07/1916, age 22 What We Know: Enlisted 1914, he died on first day of the Battle of the Somme.

SPIERS, Robert Address: 1 Tea Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Spiers, Galabank Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 8845 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 17/07/1916 What We Know: The eldest son he served in 1st and 2nd KOSB.

STALKER, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): David and Margaret Stalker Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 11th Battalion, 31064 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 03/10/1918, age 35 What We Know: Originally buried at Slypskappelle.

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STEELE, Adam R Address: 13 Park Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Ploughman Parent(s): Adam and Isabella Steele, Clovenfords, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Scots, 1st/7th Battalion, 301583 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in France on 10/12/1918, age 22 What We Know: Gassed and wounded, died of pneumonia.

STEVENSON, David Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Scots, 11th Battalion, 13317 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Innerleithen Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 20/02/1919 What We Know: May have been a prisoner.

STEVENSON, Frederick FA Address: Park Villa Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Merchant Seaman Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy Reserve, HMS Perth Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 01/10/1918 What We Know: Went to Galashiels Academy and George Watsons. Killed in surface action with submarine, he was buried at sea.

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STEVENSON, Robert Address: 33 Douglas Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 203186 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 11/04/1918 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Stevenson, 33 Douglas Street, Galashiels.

STEWART, Andrew Address: 80 Thistle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Gardener at Traquair Parent(s): Mr and Mrs T Stewart, Selkirkshire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 12th Heavy Battery, 95273 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 12/07/1917, age 37 What We Know: Other known family members include – Georgina Stewart, Thistle Street.

STEWART, James B Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Carpenter Parent(s): Donald and Catherine Stewart, 20 Glendale Crescent Hamilton, Ontario Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 19th Battalion, 55935 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 13/09/1916, age 22 What We Know:

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STORIE, Andrew S Address: 2 Hill Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas and Mary Sanderson, Croft Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 11th Battalion, 12882 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Military Medal, commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 14/07/1916, age 20 What We Know: The second son, he was awarded the Military Medal which was not received by his family until after his death. Killed by a sniper whilst on patrol.

SULLEY, Allan H Address: Scott Crescent Born: Dumfries Occupation/Place of Work: Artist / Student /Journalist Parent(s): Philip and Mary Sulley, 38 Netherby Rd, Trinity, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 9th Battalion attd 2nd Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/09/1916, age 20 What We Know: Studied in Galashiels. Enlisted in Seaforth Highlanders as a private. Commissioned in July 1915.

SUTHERLAND, Alexander Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

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SUTHERLAND, Andrew E Address: Burgh Buildings Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew and Alexandrina Sutherland, 7 Hope Terrace, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, A Battery, 67th Bde Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Struma Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Greece on 03/10/1916, age 25 What We Know: A Btry, 67th Brigade, 10 Div Salonika

SUTHERLAND, George M Address: 7 Paton Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Architect in Canada Parent(s): George P and Helen Sutherland, Paton Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 09/04/1917, age 31 What We Know: Lived and worked in Canada. Killed on Easter Monday, on the first day of the Arras offensive. After WWI his brother, David, was commissioned to design the Angel of Peace and his father, George Paterson Sutherland, carved the archway on the Galashiels War Memorial.

SUTHERLAND, James G Address: Burgh Buildings Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew and Alexandrina Grant Sutherland Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, 11th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 11/08/1915, age 26 What We Know: Brother was born in Galashiels.

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SWANSTON, James V F Address: 84 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): David and Catherine Swanston, Scott Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Signaller, Scots Guards, 1st Battalion, 12800 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Dozinghem Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 09/09/1917, age 27 What We Know: Died of wounds in No 61 CCS.

TAIT, Gordon Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Skinworks Parent(s): Mrs Jean McDonald, Jubilee Road, Walkerburn, Peebleshire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 8th Battalion, 335137 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 22/03/1918, age 23 What We Know: He was wounded twice.

TAIT, William Address: 115 Magdala Terrace Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 7319 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died from his wounds in France on 15/07/1916, age 38 What We Know: He was an expert angler, brother of Alexander Tait, 213 Magdala Terrace, Galashiels. A National Reservist, joined at the outbreak of war. Took part in the Gallipoli landings. Possibly served in 1/5 was noted of D of W in 11/3/1919.

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TAYLOR, George H Address: 26 Wilderhaugh Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Painter Parent(s): Mr and Mrs Taylor, Wilderhaugh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 1st/4th Battalion, 1819 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Skew Bridge Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 26/10/1915, age 22 What We Know: He was wounded on 28 June 1915 and killed at Gallipoli by a sniper.

TAYLOR, George Address: 45 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Service Corps, 2nd Battalion, 42047 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 29/09/1918 What We Know:

TAYLOR, R B Address: Born: Edinburgh Occupation/Place of Work: Warehouseman Parent(s): William Taylor and Janet Taylor, 47 Bermondsey Street Shieldfield, Newcastle-on-Tyne Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, AOC, 78th Company, O/9345 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Newcastle-UponTyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 10/03/1918, age 40 What We Know: Other known family members include – Ellen Rosina Taylor, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Lived in Galashiels around 1901.

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TAYLOR, William J Address: 4 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Iron Dresser Parent(s): Christopher and Annie Solan Paton (formerly Taylor) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6744 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 23 What We Know: Listed as missing on 12 July 1915. C Company. His brother Bernard served as a KOSB bugler.

THOMSON, Frank Address: 21 Hall Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Jean Thomson, Hall Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Highland Light Infantry, 17th Battalion, 38529 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 02/12/1917, age 19 What We Know: He had a brother called James.

THOMSON, George D Address: 138 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Euphemia Thomson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 4518 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 23 What We Know: C Company. Prior to enlisting he was a National Reservist. He served in both the Volunteers and Territorials.

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THOMSON, George F Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Machine Gun Corps Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

THOMSON, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 12734 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915 What We Know:

THOMSON, James Address: 75 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Field Artillery Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 09/07/1917 What We Know: He left a widow and two children in Dundee.

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THOMSON, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

THOMSON, John Address: Larchwood, Waitknowe Terrace Born: Newcastleton Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Annie Wilson Thomson, Waitknowe Terrace Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Field Artillery, 460th Btry 15th Bde, 91058 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Dadizeele New British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 07/10/1918, age 28 What We Know: Served as Wilson.

THORBURN, James Address: 9 Larchbank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Betsy Thorburn, Larchbank Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots, 1st/8th Battalion, 7519 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Maroeuil British Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 22/05/1916, age 27 What We Know:

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THORBURN, Robert T Address: 148 Croft Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Helen Telfer Thorburn, Croft Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200412 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Egypt on 03/05/1917, age 19 What We Know:

THORBURN, Thomas Address: 9 Larchbank Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Betsy Thorburn, Larchbank Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 10th Battalion, 235131 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Belgium on 01/07/1917, age 22 What We Know: D Company 1/4 KOSB also at 8 Larchbank Street.

TOD, James W Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Dorset Regiment Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

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TORRIE, David Address: Halkburn Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): John L and Mary Torrie, Calton Cottage, Selkirk Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 2nd Battalion, 1240 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Le Tourte Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 04/11/1914, age 26 What We Know: His family was well-known in athletic circles. Served in India for 7 years.

TORRIE, James S Address: Halkburn Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Highland Light Infantry, 12th Battalion, 41819 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Selkirk Cemetery, Selkirkshire Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain 11/10/1919 What We Know: Wounded in late 1918. Also Served in KOSB.

TORRIE, Robert Address: Halkburn Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Forester Parent(s): John and Mary M Torrie, Calton Cottage, Selkirk, Scotland Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, 8/1109 Served with (Country): New Zealand Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Lone Pine Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 03/05/1915, age 22 What We Know: Died of GSW to abdomen on HMHS Gascon.

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TROTTER, William Address: 24 Sime Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Gas Company Collector Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness What We Know: 1st Battalion, GH. Captured at Mons, he was POW for entire war.

TURNBULL, John Address: 81 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Jane Turnbull, Scott Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Machine Gun Corps, 95th Company, 34438 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 03/10/1917, age 20 What We Know: Also served in KOSB No 6585.

TURNBULL, Richard Address: 12 Green Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died age 37 What We Know: Drowned after troopship SS Invernia was torpedoed off the coast of Greece when sailing from Marseilles to Alexandria.

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TURNBULL, Thomas Address: 154 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Farmer Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, 5th Battalion, 424053 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Woburn (St Mary) Churchyard Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Britain on 12/06/1916 What We Know:

TURNBULL, Walter Address: 81 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Jane Turnbull, Scott Street, Galashiels, Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, 6th Trench Mortar Battery, 125903 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 18/10/1917, age 18 What We Know: .

TURNER, Andrew Address: 9 Livingstone Place Born: . Occupation/Place of Work: Surfaceman Parent(s): Andrew and Mrs Mary Turner, Livingstone Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/15375 Served with (Country): . Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/07/1916, age 23 What We Know: Suffered GSW to head 30/4/1915.

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VALENTINE, Cecil Address: 285 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr Valentine, Leith Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Royal Scots, B Company 9th Battalion, 350517 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Britain on 10/06/1917, age 19 What We Know: Younger son. He died at 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds and was buried at Eastlands Cemetery.

VANCE, Robert Address: 35 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs John Vance Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 7275 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915 What We Know:

VEITCH, John Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Peter and Catherine Veitch, 14 Belgrave Street, Glasgow Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Highland Light Infantry, D Company, 16th Battalion, 14545 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/11/1915, age 25 What We Know: No connection to Galashiels.

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VICKERS, Christopher Address: 17 Tweed Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Drawer at Brown Bros, Buckholm Mill Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 15th Battalion, 273280 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 11/04/1918, age 29 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary Munro Dodds (formerly Vickers), 33 St Rollox Street, Hebburn New Town, Co Durham. Previously 6434 KOSB.

WADDELL, Alexander Address: 49 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William and Elizabeth Stewart Waddell Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6380 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 22 What We Know: Possible battlefield promotion.

WALDIE, William Address: 3 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Insurance Superintendent at Prudential Parent(s): James Waldie and Mrs Waldie, 7 Dalkeith Place, Hawick Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6881 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 32 What We Know: Promoted 16/5/15.

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WALKER, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion, 42561 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 17/09/1918 What We Know:

WALKER, John Leitch Address: 5 Elm Row Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Clerk Parent(s): Mr and Mrs F I Walker, Elm Row Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/17713 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at St Mary’s ADS Cemetery, Haisnes Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 28/09/1915, age 17 What We Know: Younger son and brother of James, Gala Park Road. Originally buried at G17B4030.

WALKER, Robert Address: Island Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Messrs McCaig Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, S/11922 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/12/1916, age 30 What We Know: Mrs Walker and two children. S/11922

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WALKER, William T Address: 51 Ladhope Vale Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Worker / Warper at Brown Bros, Buckholm Mill Parent(s): Richebourg-L’Avoue Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6613 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 18 What We Know: The eldest son he was killed during the Dardanelles Campaign. Father in RGA.

WALKER, William Address: 17 Queen Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Storeman at Brown Bros, Buckholm Mill Parent(s): Mrs Walker Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 6645 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Lancashire Landing Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 17 What We Know: Died of his wounds.

WALLACE, John Address: 6 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Woollen Designer Parent(s): James Wallace Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Rifleman, London Regiment, 8th Battalion, 375757 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 28/03/1918, age 32 What We Know: Other known family members include – Ellen Wallace, Kirkbrae, Galashiels.

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WATSON, David Address: 62 Douglas Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: CSM, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6452 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: He was retired from the services but served as a staff member at the HQ in Galashiels. Lived in Ayton, Berwickshire. He was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Served in India.

WATSON, Robert Address: 52 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Mr & Mrs R Watson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7112 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 20 What We Know: A promising and successful runner, member of Gala Harrier, winners of Eastern District Championships in 1913. Brother Tom also a runner.

WEATHERSTON, John Address: 3 Store Close Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Mill Piecer Parent(s): Mr and Mrs William Weatherstone, Bankclose Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6916 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 19 What We Know: Killed during the Dardanelles Campaign.

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WEBB, George D Address: 127 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Waverley Ironworks Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200823 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917, age 25 What We Know: Other known family members include – Alison H Webb, Halliburton Place. He drowned after the troopship, SS Invernia was torpedoed off the coast of Greece, sailing from Marseille to Alexandria.

WEIR, Robert Address: 282 Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Designer at Gibson and Lumgair Parent(s): George Weir Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6558 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know: Played with Galashiels Football Club

WHITE, James Address: 37 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Lumberjack Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, 5th Battalion, A/40831 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Vimy Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 15/08/1917 What We Know: Died at Battle of Hill 70, Loos.

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WHITE, Joseph Address: 37 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 19/06/1916, age 30 What We Know:

WHITE, Percy J Address: Hawthorn Lodge Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Agnes White, Hawthorns Lodge, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 29871 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 11/04/1918 , age 21 What We Know: He was an only son.

WHITE, Peter Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

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WHITE, Peter Address: 71 Overhaugh Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

WHITE, Robert R Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200758 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 19/04/1917 What We Know:

WHITELAW, David N Address: 116 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Painter Parent(s): James and Christina Whitelaw, Scott Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, C Company 1st/4th Battalion, 6867 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 30 What We Know: He played for Gala FC and helped to introduce seven-a-side rugby into the USA. Killed during the Dardanelles Campaign.

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WHYTE, John Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Bank Clerk Parent(s): James and Agnes Whyte, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, 8th Battalion, 830288 Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Manitoba Cemetery, Caix Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 09/08/1918, age 32 What We Know: Brother P S Whyte 32 Galapark Road, was an Inspector of the Poor

WHYTE, John Address: 148 Lintburn Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, C Company 1st/4th Battalion, 6125 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Skew Bridge Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 37 What We Know: Other known family members include – Jane Whyte, Colinton House, Colinton, Edinburgh. He had over twenty years service with both the volunteers and territorials. He left a widow and one child.

WHYTE, William M Address: 1 Douglas Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: D McRobie and Co, wine merchants, High Street, Galashiels Parent(s): James and Isabella White, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant Major, 1st Regiment, 4122 Served with (Country): South Africa Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Military Medal, commemorated at Reumont Churchyard Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 10/10/1918, age 35 What We Know:

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WILCOX, Robert Address: 23 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Millworker Parent(s): Mrs Wilcox, 9 Queen Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scots Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness on 01/03/1917 What We Know: Died from an aneurysm. Previously enlisted in territorials served in 2nd Battalion.

WILLIAMSON, George D Address: 51 Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew and Annie Williamson, Stirling Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Machine Gun Corps, 74108 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Stockport (Willow Grove) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 16/11/1918, age 27 What We Know: Died after gas attack. Also served in Cameron Highlanders no 8563.

WILLIAMSON, John F Address: Stirling Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scots Guards, 1st Battalion, 5657 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/01/1915 What We Know: .

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WILLKIE, Harold J Address: St Aidans, Melrose Road Born: Windsor, Canada Occupation/Place of Work: Clerk at Keddie Gordon and Co, Rosebank Mill Parent(s): Gideon T Wilkie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, 6616 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Britain on 22/02/1915, age 22 What We Know: Died of meningitis at Galashiels Fever Hospital.

WILSON, George Address: 76 Halliburton Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James and Annie Wilson, Halliburton Place Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Battalion, 24604 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 21/04/1917, age 23 What We Know:

WILSON, Robert J Address: 32 St Andrew Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs William Wilson, 32 St Andrew Street, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 29552 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 11/04/1918 age 27 What We Know:

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WILSON, Stewart Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifles, 9th Battalion, R/39076 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 21/03/1918 What We Know: May have been wounded M/299332 RASC.

WISHART, Thomas B Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Grocer Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7247 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915 What We Know:

WOOD, Alexander C Address: 80 Huddersfield Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Foreman Surfaceman Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, D Company 2nd Battalion, 7152 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/09/1916, age 40 What We Know: Other known family members include – Margaret Hunter Little, Huddersfield Street. Served in the South African War.

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WOOD, Archibald R Address: 175 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs William Wood Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 200215 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Iraq on 29/10/1918 What We Know: One of three sons. Another brother killed and a third wounded. Sergeant Wood was wounded and taken prisoner.

WOOD, James B Address: Ellangowan, Eildon Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Jane Wood, Eildon Street Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Royal Navy Reserve, HMS Otranto Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in an accident in Britain on 06/10/1918, age 30 What We Know: Died when HMS Otranto sank following a collision. Served on HMS Otway which was sunk by Torpedo in 1917.

WOOD, Kenneth C Address: 175 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mr and Mrs William Wood Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 6475 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 20 What We Know: One brother taken prisoner and another wounded. Killed during the Dardanelles Campaign.

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WOOD, Peter Address: 21 Bridge Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Spinner at Ladhope Mill Parent(s): Mr Robert Wood, Bridge Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Scottish Rifles, 9th Battalion, 16450 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 25/09/1915, age 20 What We Know: He was the youngest son, umpire of the Gala Cricket Club. Letter from Sergeant in DeRuvignys reported his death.

WOOD, Robert Address: Galapark Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 29628 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Arras Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 03/05/1917 What We Know: Parents died. Seconded at one time to Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

WOODHEAD, Percival Address: Station House Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Wool Agent Parent(s): D Woodhead and Elizabeth A Woodhead, 96 Hartington Terrace, Lidget Green, Bradford, Yorks Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 32 What We Know: Keen operatic singer and competitive shot.

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WRIGHT, J Address: 17 Scott Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: King’s Own Scottish Borderers Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 12/07/1915 What We Know: He was reported as missing on 12 July 1915.

WRIGHT, Robert T Address: 26 Ash Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Agnes Wright, Ash Street Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, 9495 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on La Ferte-SousJouarre Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 14/09/1914, age 19 What We Know: Also known as Thomas. His mother officially told that her son was missing. A year later she was informed of his death.

WRIGHT, Robert Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Scots, 2nd Battalion, 271352 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 23/08/1918 What We Know: Previously 7956 KOSB.

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WRIGHT, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, 23621 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Belgium on 04/10/1917 What We Know:

WRIGHT, William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Morton and Elizabeth Wright, Parkhouse Farm, Ardrossan, Ayrshire Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Scottish Fusiliers, 6th Battalion, 14863 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 26/09/1915, age 23 What We Know:

YEAMAN, George Address: 71 Kirkbrae Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew and Margaret Yeaman, Kirkbrae, Galashiels Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 200440 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of his wounds in France on 29/10/1918, age 22 What We Know:

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YOUNG, Alexander J Address: Eldersyde Melrose Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Weaver and Teacher Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 7th Battalion, 201396 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tank Cemetery, Guemappe Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 28/04/1917, age 32 What We Know: The brother of Miss Janet Young of Melrose Road, Galashiels. Father was police inspector. Also no 5876.

YOUNG, George Address: 40 Meigle Street Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Accountant Parent(s): John and Mrs M A Young Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/4th Battalion, 7090 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Helles Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Turkey (including Gallipoli) on 12/07/1915, age 30 What We Know: Other known family members include – Mary A Hawkins Richardson (formerly Young), 6 Gala Terrace, Galashiels. Widow remarried by 1921. In Canada when war broke out he came home in answer to his country’s call. He was listed as missing on 12 July.

YOUNG, J H Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal Served with (Country): Canada Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: What We Know:

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YOUNG, James Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 13178 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 08/07/1916 What We Know: May have been wounded. Also served in 1st Battalion in Gallipoli.

YOUNG, John Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Margaret Young, 17 Wardlaw Street Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion, S/2677 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Loos Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 20/01/1916, age 29 What We Know:

YOUNG, Peter Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Weights and Measures Insp Parent(s): Robert and Margaret Young, 17 Wardlaw St, Edinburgh Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), 14th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Battalion, 345524 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Jerusalem War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in Palestine/Gaza on 27/12/1917, age 32 What We Know: Other known family members include – Agnes Meikle Young, 3 Orangefield Place, Greenock. Parents lived in Galashiels earlier in their lives - “Married“ after death.

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YOUNG, Robert H Address: 20 Scott Crescent Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John and Mary Young, 20 Scott Crescent Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, E Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, 29715 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Marpent Communal Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Killed in action in France on 17/10/1918, age 21 What We Know:

YOUNG, William Address: Eldersyde, Melrose Road Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Insurance Agent Parent(s): Roderick and Margaret Young Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, S/14437 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in France on 14/04/1915, age 24 What We Know: Well-known in musical circles. He died of meningitis in France after two weeks in trenches.

YOUNG, William Address: Waverley Place Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs Margaret Knight, 22 Orchard Street, Partick, Glasgow Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Grafton, SS/116786 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Port Said War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died through illness in Egypt on 29/11/1917, age 26 What We Know:

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WWII – SHORT HISTORY The Origins The causes of World War Two were rooted in WW1, after which Germany was forced to accept military limitations and pay heavy reparations, causing economic damage and resentment. In 1920-21 Adolf Hitler founded the National Socialist German Workers’ (Nazi) Party. The Nazis believed that the Germans were a superior race and this led to persecution of other groups, especially Jews. They also promoted the pre-WW1 idea of Lebensraum (“living space”) which was used to justify plans to remove native people from large tracts of Eastern Europe and replace them with Germans. In 1933 Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. From then on Jews and others were increasingly persecuted, starting with a boycott of all Jewish businesses. They were stripped of citizenship and subject to growing restrictions. The Nazis established concentration camps where political opponents, the homeless, the mentally ill and the disabled were sent. After Kristallnacht in 1938 when Jewish businesses, homes and synagogues were attacked across Germany and Austria with state connivance, Jews were sent to the concentration camps in great numbers. Although the Treaty of Versailles after the First World War forbade it to maintain an air force, Germany steadily built up its military aircraft production during the years 1935-1939. In the same period, they created armoured tank divisions.

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Britain also had a rearmament programme producing the Lancaster bomber and by 1940 the Spitfire combat aircraft. A system of radar warning stations was created to warn against the approach of enemy aircraft. In Asia, Japan also had expansionist ambitions and in 1937 attacked China. In 1938, the Germans took over Austria (the Anschluss) but people were reluctant to wage war so soon after World War 1 and there was no reaction from foreign powers. Germans in the mainly Germanspeaking Sudetenland area of Czechoslovakia demanded to be part of Germany, but Czechoslovakia refused. Hitler threatened war and in September 1938 the United Kingdom, France and Italy agreed to cede Sudetenland to Germany in the Munich Agreement. The British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain believed that this appeasement would prevent Germany going to war. In April 1939, Italy invaded Albania and created an Italian puppet state.

The Beginning In August 1939 Germany and the Soviet Union signed a nonaggression agreement including a secret arrangement to carve Poland up between them. Without declaring war, Germany invaded Poland on 1st September 1939. Britain had a mutual assistance treaty with Poland and declared war on Germany on 3rd September, and France followed suit the same day. Britain and France (the Allies) also imposed an economic blockade. The Polish army was out of date, still having a large component of cavalry and was no match for the modern German forces. On September 17th, Soviet forces invaded Poland from the east. Poland surrendered on 27th September.

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divisions, motorised infantry and air force, punching holes in the Allied lines. By May 21st, the German forces had trapped Allied troops along the North-west coast of France. The Allies decided to withdraw and evacuate to Britain from Dunkirk. A flotilla including all sorts of civilian boats was quickly assembled and over eight days between 26th May and 4th June 1940 more than 300,000 troops were rescued. The British Prime Minister Winston Churchill described it as a ‘miracle of deliverance.’ France surrendered on 22nd June 1940. The Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was initially cautious about siding with either Germany or the Allies although he was wooed by both. Perhaps influenced by the conquest of Paris, he declared war on France and Britain on 10th June 1940. Days later, the British crossed from Egypt to attack Fort Carpuzzo in Italian Libya. This began the conflict in North Africa which continued for years, during which the Germans were drawn in. In Britain, all Italians aged 16-70 who had lived in Britain less than 20 years were immediately interned. In September 1940, Germany, Italy and Japan signed the Tripartite Pact, forming a military alliance. They became known as the Axis powers.

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Italy invaded Greece from Albania in October 1940 but the Greeks fought back and Italian forces had to be reinforced by Germans. After defeating France, Hitler then focused on Britain, aiming to force a negotiated peace settlement. An air and sea blockade began along with the bombing of military targets from 10th July 1940. This began the Battle of Britain which lasted until 31st October. When the Luftwaffe failed to achieve daytime air superiority over the RAF, Germany also began a night-time bombing campaign (the Blitz) in September 1940, aimed at demoralising the British. Many industrial and port cities were targeted but the British resolve held. Plans for a land assault on Britain were cancelled, but the Blitz continued into 1941. Britain turned to the US for help as it could not hold off the Germans on its own indefinitely. The Americans were willing to supply equipment but not to declare war. A German-headed Axis invasion of Yugoslavia led to its surrender on 17th April 1941. Germany invaded the USSR on 22nd June 1941, contrary to their pact. The Russians were taken by surprise, but Stalin recovered to order a scorched earth policy, forcing Germany to rely on Image courtesy of Old Gala Club.

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its own supply lines. The German advance became bogged down by the size of Russia and the severity of its winter. As well as troops, Hitler sent death squads into the USSR to kill Jews and other “undesirables”. They established death camps in Poland for the planned slaughter of Jews and others in gas chambers. People were deported from across the occupied territories to these camps. It is estimated over 17 million people were killed in the Holocaust, over six million of them Jews. In June 1941, the Americans together with the British and Australians imposed an embargo affecting oil, steel and iron exports on Japan in response to its invasion of French Indochina (modern Cambodia and Vietnam). Japan attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii on 7th December 1941 in retaliation. The next day, the Americans declared war on Japan and on Germany days later. Meanwhile Japan successfully invaded the Dutch East Indies, Singapore, Burma, Hong Kong, Malaya and the Philippines. Six months after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese attacked the US base on Midway Island but were defeated, losing four carriers in the process. The subsequent US campaign and the oil embargo dismantled the Japanese empire over the next three years. On 8th November 1942, the Allies invaded Axis-occupied territory in Morocco and Algeria. The Axis supply lines from Europe were disrupted by the Allies’ sea and air dominance and by May 1943 the Axis powers were defeated in North Africa. The Allies then successfully invaded Sicily. In July 1943, Mussolini was deposed by a coup and General Pietro Badoglio assumed power at the King of Italy’s request. Badoglio negotiated Italy’s surrender to the Allies with General Eisenhower and permitted the Allies to land on the Italian mainland at Salerno on 8th September 1943, enabling them to advance up the peninsula towards Rome.

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By early October 1943, the Allies had won southern Italy due to air and naval superiority. On October 13th, the Italian government declared war on Germany and joined the Allies. The same day, Germany launched an invasion of Italy, followed by the occupation of Rome. Over time the Allies were able to make gradual gains as the Germans slowly withdrew. Rome was liberated on June 5th, 1944, with little damage to the historic city.

The End of the War in Europe On 6th June 1944 (D-Day), the Allies sent a massive land, sea and air force from Britain to Normandy to liberate France from the Germans. Forces from Britain, the US and Canada landed on five beaches. During 1944, Allied forces went on to liberate many of the countries that had been occupied by the Axis powers. Both the Western Allies and the USSR advanced on Germany. Prisoners were liberated from the concentration camps, but many were in such poor condition that they died soon after. The Russians had surrounded Berlin and connected with the Americans by April 25th, 1945. On April 27th 1945, Mussolini was captured by Italian partisans as allied forces approached Milan. He was executed the next day. In despair, Hitler committed suicide on April 30th, 1945. Germany surrendered on 8th May 1945.

The End of the War in Asia Although the war was over in Europe, Japanese culture indicated that they would fight to the death. The Americans dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the first use of an atomic weapon during a war. 90,000 people died instantly from the explosions and many thousands more died later from the radiation. On August 15th, Japan surrendered, marking the end of the Second World War. 282

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Clothing Book, Identity Card and Ration Book

The Legacy of the Second World War The Second World War was the bloodiest in history, costing somewhere between 40 and 70 million lives, many of them civilians. It also led to important consequences, including the Cold War between the US and the USSR, the two major post-war political powers. The Soviet Union was able to extend its influence to many countries in Eastern Europe. Germany was split into East and West. In Britain, the government changed, and the National Health Service and various nationalized industries were set up. Finally, the United Nations was formed with the intention of preventing another total war.

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Baxter, John Address: Selkirkshire Born: Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Driver, Royal Army Service Corps, 154831 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 02/09/1940 in the United Kingdom What we Know:

Bennett, George Oliver Address: Selkirkshire Born: 1919 in Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George Oliver Bennett and Janet Dunbar Bennett Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, Infantry, 3191378 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ranville War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 09/06/1944, age 25 What we Know: Findagrave.com memorial ID 56095533. Married his wife, Mary Clark, in 1940.

Boland, James Address: Northumberland Born: 1922 in Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Boland, Jane Boland Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, Infantry, 3189408 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 07/07/1942, age 20 What we Know:

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Brown, George Scott Address: Born: 1916 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Joseph Scott Brown, Mary Melrose Brown Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Southwold, P/KX 111269 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Ship activated a British mine off Malta. Died on 24/03/1942, age 26 What we Know: https://heritagemalta.org/hms-southwold

Burgess, Robert Scott Address: Selkirkshire Born: 1924 in Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Melville Burgess, Euphemia Burgess Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion, Infantry, 3189098 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Myanmar on 21/01/1944 What we Know:

Burt, Philip Richmond Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 35 Squadron, 120036 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, commemorated at Clichy Northern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 05/07/1944 What we Know:

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Carruthers, Harry Kigie Address: Selkirkshire Born: Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Henry Carruthers, Mary Carruthers Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, Infantry, 3191063 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Venray War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in the Netherlands on 03/12/1944, aged 24 What we Know:

Cass, Thomas Address: Selkirkshire Born: 1909 in Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, The Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, Infantry, 3184402 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Singapore Civil Hospital Grave Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Malaya on 25/02/1942, aged 33 What we Know:

Caverhill, Thomas Address: Born: 1922 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Caverhill, Catherine Caverhill Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 4th Battalion, Infantry, 3011628 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 09/03/1945, aged 23 What we Know:

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Chisholm, James Address: Born: 1910 in Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Artillery, 69 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, 1702914 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Myanmar on 24/05/1944, aged 34 What we Know: Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942, attestation year 1940.

Clark, John Alexander Address: Born: Galashiels in 1916 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Clark, Janet McGuinness Clark Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Infantry, The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey), 2/6th Battalion, 1589059 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 09/09/1944, aged 28 What we Know:

Constance, Dennis Winstone Address: Leeds Born: 1920 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Harold Winstone Constance, Emily Constance Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 9 Squadron, 1101609 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 16/09/1942, aged 22 What we Know: Spouse: Edith Joyce Constance.

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Crossan, James Joseph Address: Born: 1914 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Crossan, Elizabeth Crossan Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Sai Wan Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in China (including Hong Kong) on 24/12/1941, aged 27 What we Know:

Crossan, John Robert Address: Roxburghshire Born: 1913 in Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Crossan, Christina Crossan Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Trooper, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, 1st Battalion , 7941071 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bayeux War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 02/08/1944, aged 31 What we Know:

Cunningham, Joseph Address: Galashiels Born: 1912 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Charlotte Cunningham Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 3195533 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Myanmar on 18/04/1944, aged 32 What we Know: Spouse: Agnes Cunningham.

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Currie, Fay T Address: Born: 1921 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas Currie, Ann Currie (Annie Bain) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Aircraftwoman 2nd Class, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, 2043380 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Bridge of Earn on 26/05/1944, aged 23 What we Know:

Currie, Thomas Address: Roxburghshire Born: 1921 in Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomasina J. B. Finlay Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Durham Light Infantry, 9th Battalion, 3190602 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bayeux War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 21/07/1944, aged 23 What we Know:

Darling, Hugh Address: Galashiels Born: 1913 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Darling, Janet Darling Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Trooper, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C., 5th Battalion, 3195537 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Egypt on 17/07/1942, aged 29 What we Know: Spouse: Jane Darling.

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Darrie, Walter Young Address: Southsea, Hampshire Born: 1909 in Eccles Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Helen D. Darrie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 8th Battalion, 3185154 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 01/08/1943, aged 34 What we Know: Spouse: Doreen Darrie.

Davidson, William Address: Galashiels Born: 1916 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George Davidson, Amelia Davidson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, 3194798 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ranville War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 19/07/1944, aged 28 What we Know: Spouse: Margaret Davidson.

Denton, Harry Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Marines, No. 46 R.M. Commando., PO/X2389 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ranville War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 22/08/1944. What we Know:

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Dickson, Walter Address: Galashiels Born: 1912 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Adam Dickson, Margaret Dickson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 1st Battalion, The London Scottish, Infantry, 1630480 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Argenta Gap War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 07/04/1945, aged 33 What we Know: Spouse: Agnes Weatherhead Dickson.

Dobson, Andrew Hogarth Address: Galashiels Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Dobson, Jessie Dobson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 5th Battalion, 3190247 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Becklingen War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 23/04/1945, aged 22 What we Know:

Dobson, Thomas Trotter Address: Galashiels Born: 1924 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James William Dobson, Jean Dobson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 1568802 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Egypt on 19/01/1945, aged 21 What we Know:

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Docherty, Francis Address: Chichester, Sussex Born: 1909 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas Docherty, Agnes Docherty Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Warrant Engineer, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Bramble Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Ship on Russian convoy duty, sunk by German destroyers. Died on 31/12/1942, aged 33 What we Know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Bramble_(J11) Spouse: Rita Aphra Docherty.

Docherty, Thomas Address: Sheffield Born: 1907 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, 9 Field Ambulance, 44295 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Alamein Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Egypt on 23/02/1941, aged 34 What we Know: Spouse: Ivy Docherty.

Dodds, John Gray Address: Galashiels Born: 1913 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs. J. Sweeney Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Batallion, Infantry, 3185729 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 01/06/1940, aged 27 What we Know:

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Dorward, Thomas Fairgrieve Address: Ardenleigh, Galashiels Born: 1917 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Adam Paterson Dorward, Isabella Fairgrieve Dorward Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 25 Squadron, 60525 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 05/03/1941, aged 24 What we Know: Scottish Rugby Scrum Half 1938; Captain of Gala RFC 1938. Educated at Sedbergh, Cumbria. His fiancĂŠe was Dorothy Little of Galashiels.

Dryden, John Robert Address: Galashiels Born: 1920 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Cameron Anderson Dryden, Agnes Pace Dryden Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force, 61 Squadron, 613297 Served with (Country): Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 23/06/1942, aged 22 What we Know:

Dun, John (Jock) Address: 63 Island Street, Galashiels Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Capt. John M. Dun, Mary Grant Ker Dun Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, Infantry Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Banneville-LaCampagne War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 16/07/1944, aged 26 What we Know: Braw Lad 1937; vice captain Gala RFC 1938; he played full back. Educated at Sedbergh, Cumbria. Married Lucille Margery Jobson on 26/04/1940.

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Eddington, William Address: Galashiels Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Eddington, Margaret Elliott Eddington Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force, 196 Squadron, 553011 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 13/05/1943, aged 20 What we Know:

Elliot, Douglas Address: Huddersfield Born: 1921 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Alexander Elliot, Janet Todd Elliot Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Gordon Highlanders, 1st Battalion, 2889826 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ranville War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 10/07/1944, aged 23 What we Know:

Fisher, David Address: Galashiels Born: 1915 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Fisher, Annie Fisher Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 11 Squadron, 973934 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Kandy War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Sri Lanka on 22/04/1942, aged 27 What we Know: Spouse: Barbara Fisher.

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Foley, James Hart Address: Yeadon, Yorkshire Born: 1912 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Foley, Elizabeth Foley Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Lincolnshire Regiment, 6th Battalion, 1625024 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 9/09/1944, aged 32 What we Know: Spouse: Iris Foley.

Forte, Rudolph Angel Antonio Address: Galashiels Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Masimino Forte, Maria Pace Forte Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 76 Squadron, 1565064 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 21/01/1944, aged 21 What we Know:

Fraser, Angus Thomson Address: Galashiels Born: 1920 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Angus Calder Fraser, Isabella Thomson Fraser Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Second Lieutenant, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), 312456 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 30/07/1944, aged 24 What we Know:

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Gladstone, William Hardie Address: Galashiels Born: 1913 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James P. Gladstone, Agnes Gladstone Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, 3190624 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 03/07/1944, aged 31 What we Know: Spouse: Agnes C. Gladstone.

Gray, James Address: Galashiels Born: 1920 Occupation/Place of Work: Joiner, A. Gladstone Parent(s): Adam Gray, Eliza Gray Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, Infantry, 3190623 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Mierlo War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Lost his life whilst going to the rescue of a wounded comrade. Killed in action in North-west Europe. Died in the Netherlands on 20/11/1944, aged 24. What we Know: Educated at Gala Academy. Played rugby for Gala 2nd XV. Staff-Sergeant in 2nd Galashiels Boys Brigade. Holder of the B.B. King’s Badge.

Gunter, Peter Foley Address: Galashiels Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Gunter, Margaret Foley Gunter Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flying Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 188973 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Abbotsford (Hazelwood) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Canada, 03/07/1945, aged 22. What we Know:

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Hall, William Wilson Address: Galashiels Born: 1916 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Hall, Janet Hall Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sapper, Royal Engineers, 233 Field Company, 1896399 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Alamein Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Egypt on 29/06/1942, aged 26 What we Know:

Halliday, Andrew Deans Address: Galashiels Born: 1918 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Duncan Halliday, Isabella Deans Halliday Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Durham Light Infantry, 8th Battalion, Infantry, 3191248 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at El Alamein War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Egypt on 27/7/1942, aged 24 What we Know:

Halliday, William Pollock Address: Galashiels Born: 1904 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Halliday, Helen Lillias Halliday Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Marine, Royal Marines, PO/X106630 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 03/03/1944, aged 40 What we Know: Spouse: Isabella Anderson Deans Halliday.

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Henderson, Robert Address: Galashiels Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): David Henderson, Catherine Henderson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Canteen Assistant, Royal Naval Canteen Service, H.M.S. Curacoa, C/NX 66 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: During escort duty, ship was accidentally sliced in half and sunk by the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary, with the loss of 337 men. Died on 02/10/1942, aged 19. What we Know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Curacoa_(D41)

Henderson, Robert Norman Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 88 Squadron, 46408 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ashton-Under-Lyne (Hurst) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 26/08/1944 What we Know:

Henry, George Walter Address: Galashiels Born: 1918 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Walter Hume Henry, Helen Henry Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, Infantry, 3190633 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Mierlo War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Netherlands on 26/11/1944, aged 26 What we Know:

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Hilson, Andrew Mentier Address: Galashiels Born: 1918 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Hilson, Elizabeth Hilson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, Infantry, 865806 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 10/06/1944, aged 26 What we Know: Spouse: Elizabeth Hilson.

Humble, James Address: Torwoodlee Born: 1922 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Humble, Elizabeth Humble Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion, Infantry, 3062129 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ranville War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 16/06/1944, aged 22 What we Know:

Irvine, John Bell Address: Dingwall Born: 1922 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Henrietta Mulvey Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders, 5th Battalion, Infantry, 2821271 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Medjez-El-Bab Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Tunisia on 23/03/1943, aged 21 What we Know: Spouse: Jane Irvine.

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Jackson, Ralph Address: Galashiels Born: 1916 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Jackson, Mary Ann Jackson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 13047490 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Hermanville War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 28/06/1944, aged 28 What we Know: Spouse: Janet Grieve Jackson.

Jackson, Robert Arthur Alexander Address: Melrose Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Dodds Jackson, Andrea Membolt Jackson, William Dodds Jackson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 7th Battalion, Infantry, 262464 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 03/07/1944, aged 21 What we Know: FiancĂŠe Mildred Sheila Condon, of Edinburgh.

Jagger, John Johnstone Address: Dewarton, Midlothian Born: 1911 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Johnstone Jagger, Helen McVinnie Jagger Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 35 Squadron, 123520 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, commemorated on Runnymede Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 21/01/1944, aged 33 What we Know: Spouse: Elizabeth Thomson Jagger.

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Keith, William James Address: Galashiels Born: 1913 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Keith, Margaret Anne Keith Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 1st Battalion, Infantry, 2760927 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Leopoldsburg War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Belgium, 11/01/1945, aged 32 What we Know: Spouse: Elizabeth Cranston Keith.

Lawrie, John Scott Address: 74 Thistle St, Galashiels Born: 1914 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George Lawrie, Margaret Thomson Lawrie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance-Corporal, Royal Engineers, 288 Field Company, 1888848 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Thailand, 06/08/1943, aged 29 What we Know: Braw Lad 1939. Played for Gala 1st Rugby XV and 1st Cricket XI. PoW, died of cholera. Spouse: Margaret Welsh Lawrie.

Lees, Alexander Address: Born: 1917 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Lees, Jeannie Thomson Lees Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flying Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 78 Squadron, 138084 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany, 24/03/1944, aged 27 What we Know: Spouse: Margaret Priscilla Lees.

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Lees, James Address: Galashiels Born: 1917 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Lees, Mannie Lees Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, Infantry, 3324835 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Thailand on 05/06/1943, aged 26 What we Know:

Lees, John Graham Skirving Address: Newbury, Berkshire Born: 1915 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas John Skirving Lees, Margaret Muir Lees Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Artillery, 1 Airlanding Light Regiment, 953876 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bari War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 07/10/1943, aged 28 What we Know: Spouse: Freda Edith Lees.

Leslie, John Buchanan Address: Galashiels Born: 1919 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Leslie, Marion Leslie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Gordon Highlanders, 1st Battalion, Infantry, 2883213 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ranville War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 11/07/1944, aged 25 What we Know: Brother of Robert.

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Leslie, Robert Address: Galashiels Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Leslie, Marion Leslie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 9th Battalion, Infantry, 14278918 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 03/06/1943. What we Know: Brother of John, Spouse: Janet S. Leslie.

MacLachlan, Alexander Douglas Address: Born: 1914 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Fourth Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy, M.V. Scottish Maiden (London) Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: In convoy, sunk by a German submarine off Bloody Foreland, Donegal. Died on 05/11/1940, aged 26 What we Know: www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?31179

Marshall, Christopher Address: Galashiels Born: 1906 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Christopher Marshall, Annie Marshall Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders, 6th Battalion, Infantry, 3240703 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tripoli War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Libya, 20/07/1943, aged 37 What we Know: Spouse: Grace Marshall.

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McClory, William Bell Address: St. Boswells Born: 1912 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Adam McClory, Betsy Bell McClory Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Air Mechanic 1st Class, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Khedive, Fleet Air Arm/FX. 101836 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Lee-On-Solent Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Don’t know; ship survived the war. Died on 10/04/1945, aged 33 What we Know: Spouse: Margaret McClory. www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/ESCORT/Galleries/KHEDIVE_Gllery.htm

McCrirrick, Thomas Address: Galashiels Born: 1921 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): T. McCrirrick, Mrs McCrirrick, Eva McCrirrick Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Second Officer, Merchant Navy, S.S. Denpark (Greenock) Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Sailing with a cargo of manganese ore in convoy, was sunk by a German U-boat off the Cape Verde Islands. Died on 12/05/1942, aged 21 What we Know: convoyweb.org.uk/sl/mem/109_1.htm

McCulloch, Ian Maywood Address: Galashiels Born: 1917 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Grant McCulloch, Jean A. McCulloch Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 9 Squadron, 901582 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 19/06/1940, aged 23 What we Know:

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McKenna, Robert Address: Galashiels Born: 1921 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas McKenna, Amelia McKenna Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Lincolnshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, 189153 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Taukkyan War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Myanmar on 07/04/1944, aged 23 What we Know:

McLaren, William D Address: Galashiels Born: 1922 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John McLaren, Margaret McLaren Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sapper, Royal Engineers, 294 Field Company, 14213366 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Uden War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in the Netherlands on16/04/1945, aged 23 What we Know: Spouse: Sarah McLaren.

McLean, Lawrence White Address: Galashiels Born: 1917 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William McLean, Janet Wilson McLean Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Craftsman, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 7603329 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Myanmar on 24/12/1943, aged 26 What we Know:

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Melville, John Address: Galashiels Born: 1906 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George Melville, Bessie Dick Melville Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Ordinary Coder, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Dasher, C/JX 361352 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ardrossan Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Ship suffered an internal explosion in the Firth of Clyde and sank. Died on 27/03/1943, aged 37 What we Know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Dasher_(D37) Spouse: Euphemia Melville.

Middlemas, James Graham Address: Galashiels Born: 1925 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Harry Middlemas, Isabella Middlemas Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 1822037 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 26/05/1944, aged 19 What we Know:

Millar, James Address: Born: 1911 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Artillery, 90 Field Regiment, 1091805 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Jonkebos War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in the Netherlands on 10/11/1944, aged 33 What we Know:

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Millar, John Address: Galashiels Born: 1924 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Millar, Mary Short Millar Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derby Regiment), 2nd Battalion, 2766056 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 01/03/1944, aged 20 What we Know:

Moody, George David Address: Galashiels Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Charles Moody, Jane Moody Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Warrant Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, 1114037 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Durnbach War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 31/03/1944, aged 21 What we Know: Spouse: Barbara Helen Moody.

Murray, Alexander Address: Galashiels Born: 1919 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John N. Murray, Jane A. Murray Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Warrant Officer, Royal Air Force, 97 Squadron, 630659 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Becklingen War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 20/11/1944, aged 25 What we Know:

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Noble, James Address: Galashiels Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Willaim Noble, Helen Noble Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, Infantry, 3189407 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 13/02/1945, aged 22 What we Know:

Ormiston, William Jeffrey Address: Galashiels Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Ormiston, Agnes Ormiston Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Boy Telegraphist, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Glorious, D/JX 158808 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: While evacuating British aircraft from Norway, the ship was sunk by German battleships. Died on 08/06/1940, aged 17 What we Know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Glorious

Paterson, William Noble Address: Galashiels Born: 1920 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew Paterson, Anne Noble Paterson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 159 Squadron, 1345502 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Singapore Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Singapore on 06/10/1944, aged 24 What we Know:

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Payne, Richard Tyson Address: Galashiels Born: 1897 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John R. Payne, Margaret M. Payne Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Major, Royal Artillery, 20453 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ranchi War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in India on 24/07/1943, aged 46 What we Know: Spouse: Margaret May Payne.

Philip, William Address: Galashiels Born: 1922 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Philip, Margaret Philip Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 44 Squadron, 1616244 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 18/08/1943, aged 21 What we Know:

Porteous, Hugh Stoddart Address: Galashiels Born: 1909 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Ross Porteous, Catherine Porteous Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 1104516 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 11/06/1944, aged 35 What we Know: Spouse: Janet Porteous.

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Quinn, James Address: Galashiels Born: 1924 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Augustine Quinn, Annie Quinn Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Ordinary Telegraphist, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Tamar, P/JX 159300 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Stanley Military Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in China (including Hong Kong) on 04/03/1942, aged 18 What we Know: HMS Tamar was the name for the RN’s Hong Kong shore base, after the ship of the same name was scuttled in 1941.

Rathie, George Address: Selkirk Born: 1899 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Staff Serjeant, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 44 Divisional Ordnance Workshops, 7584187 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Heliopolis War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Egypt on 29/07/1942, aged 43 What we Know: Spouse: Mary Rathie.

Renton, James T Address: Selkirkshire Born: Roxburghshire in 1920 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, Infantry, 3194739 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in the Netherlands on 26/10/1944, aged 24 What we Know:

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Rigg, John Address: Galashiels Born: Selkirkshire in 1922 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Rigg, Janet Rigg Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion, Infantry, 3188431 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Sfax War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Tunisia on 23/03/1943, aged 21 What we Know:

Robertson, Frederick Charles Address: Galashiels Born: 1906 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Gustav Robertson, Isabella Robertson (nee Robertson) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Sergeant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Infantry, 3183608 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Sierra Leone on 10/01/1941, aged 35 What we Know: Spouse: Eleanor Thwaites.

Rutherford, William Address: Galashiels Born: 1922 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Rutherford, Margaret Rutherford Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, Infantry, 3190259 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 18/04/1940, aged 18 What we Know:

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Sanderson, George William Address: Galashiels Born: Edinburgh in 1921 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): George William Sanderson, Winifred Conroy Sanderson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Battalion, Infantry, 3190759 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Gauhati War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in India on 03/05/1944, aged 23 What we Know:

Sanderson, Thomas Bethune Address: Galashiels Born: India in 1915 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Gladstone Sanderson, Hannah Sanderson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C., 3rd Battalion, Airborne, 3194576 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Tunisia on 08/03/1943, aged 28 What we Know: Spouse: Alison Thomson Sanderson.

Sanderson, Victor Andrew Address: Galashiels Born: 1921 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Sanderson, Jessie Sanderson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 50 Squadron, 1554662 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Hanover War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany, 31/03/1944, aged 23 What we Know:

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Scott of Gala, Henry J Alexander Makdougall Address: Gala House Born: Roxburghshire in 1901 Occupation/Place of Work: Soldier Parent(s): Hugh James Elibank Scott-Makdougall, Agnes Harriet ScottMakdougall (nÊe Jenkinson) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain (acting Major), King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 2nd Battalion, Infantry, 12838 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Calais Southern Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died of wounds sustained in a German mortar attack in the final hour of the battle for Calais, France, on 26/05/1940, aged 39. What we Know: Laird of Gala; educated at Eton (he is also commemorated on its memorial).

Sheldrick, Thomas T Address: Glasgow Born: Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Leonard Sheldrick, Janet Sheldrick Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Fusilier, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, 2876762 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on10/07/1943. What we Know: His parents lived in Melrose.

Sheridan, James Harvey Address: Galashiels Born: 1910 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Michael Sheridan, Georgena Sheridan Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 102 Squadron, 1563203 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 01/01/1945, aged 35 What we Know: Spouse: Margaret Moyes Sheridan.

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Simpson, John Warwick Address: Selkirkshire Born: Selkirkshire in 1919 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Walter Rollo Simpson, Grace M. Simpson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Durham Light Infantry, 8th Battalion, Infantry, 3190669 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 22/05/1940, aged 21 What we Know: His parents lived in West Linton.

Skinner, Derek Lahee Address: England Born: Edmonton, Essex in 1921 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): E. H. J. Skinner, Hylda M. Skinner nĂŠe Lahee Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flying Officer, Royal Air Force, 148 Squadron, 42655 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, commemorated on Alamein Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Egypt on 10/12/1941, aged 20 What we Know:

Smail, James Address: Dundee Born: 1902 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Alexander Smail, Mary Smail Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Chief Petty Officer, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Hunter, D/J 85547 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal, commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Ship was severely damaged in the first Battle of Narvik (Norway) on 10/4/1940 and capsized. Five men died of their wounds, presumably James was one of them. Died on 23/04/1940, aged 38 What we Know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hunter_(H35) Spouse: Jane Forsyth Smail.

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Small, Robert Drummond Address: Galashiels Born: 1926 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert Small, Jessie Catherine Dowie Wilson Small Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, Infantry, 14514487 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Banneville-LaCampagne War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 08/08/1944, aged 18 What we Know:

Smith, Ian Ogg Mackenzie Address: Born: 1918 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Dugald Smith, Mary Helen Smith Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 99 Squadron, 87038 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 09/05/1941, aged 23 What we Know: Spouse: Mary Florence Smith.

Smith, Thomas Bell Address: Galashiels Born: 1908 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Smith, Wilhelmina Swan Smith Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Rifleman, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 2nd Battalion, Infantry, 14595707 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 16/03/1944, aged 36 What we Know: Spouse: Janet Baillie Smith.

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Spalding, Ian Lindsay Address: Galashiels Born: 1918 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Spalding, Elizabeth Spalding Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Captain, 12th Frontier Force Regiment, 3rd Royal Battalion, EC/1180 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Sangro River War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 26/05/1944, aged 26 What we Know: Grandson of Elizabeth H. Lindsay, of Galashiels.

Stalker, James Address: Galashiels Born: Selkirkshire in 1924 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Walter Haldane Stalker, Ann Georgina Stewart Stalker Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lance Corporal, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 8th Battalion, Infantry, 14273277 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Faenza War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 22/10/1944, aged 20 What we Know:

Stanners, David Thomson Address: Galashiels Born: 1921 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Stanners, Annie Stanners Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 1065713 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Ferwerderadeel (Hallum) Protestant Churchyard Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in the Netherlands on 25/06/1942, aged 21 What we Know:

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Sutherland, John Mcdonald Address: Selkirkshire Born: Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, Infantry, 330218 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 28/03/1945. What we Know:

Swan, James G Address: Selkirkshire Born: Selkirkshire in 1913 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Swan, Isabella Swan Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps, 12 Company, T/64679 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Sai Wan Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in China (including Hong Kong) on 08/12/1941, aged 28 What we Know: Alternative date of death: 25th December 1941.

Tait, Peter Address: Selkirkshire Born: Edinburgh in 1925 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion, Infantry, 14363551 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 24/03/1945, aged 20 What we Know:

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Tait, William D Address: Selkirkshire Born: Edinburgh Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, Royal Army Service Corps, T/13185322 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 20/03/1941. What we Know:

Telford, William John Address: Roxburghshire Born: Roxburghshire in 1918 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas Telford, Devina Telford (nee Irving) Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Trooper, Royal Armoured Corps, “B” Squadron, 2nd Lothians and Border Horse, 106125 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Florence War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 28/08/1944, aged 26 What we Know: Spouse: Vera Telford (nee Yardley) of Hull.

Thomson, David J B Address: Galashiels Born: Selkirkshire in 1917 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Boyd Thomson, Isabella Robertson Thomson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 5th Battalion, Infantry, 3193075 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 31/12/1940, aged 23 What we Know:

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Tomlinson, Arthur Ian Address: Galashiels Born: 1923 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Mrs. Margaret Tomlinson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Flying Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 165616 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Nassau War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in the Bahamas on 23/02/1945, aged 22 What we Know:

Turner, Mark Ian Address: Galashiels Born: Midlothian in 1914 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Fairbairn Turner, Agnes Turner Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Fusilier, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 11th Battalion, 3135666 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Bayeux War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 20/06/1944, aged 30 What we Know: Spouse: Catherine Turner.

Tweedie, John Burns Address: Kensington, London Born: 1910 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): James Tweedie, Janet B. Tweedie Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Squadron, 175327 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Germany on 23/04/1944, aged 34 What we Know: Spouse: Dorothy Ethel Tweedie.

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Veitch, Ian Donald Cruickshank Address: Edinburgh Born: 1908 in Galashiels Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): John Veitch, Jessie Veitch Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Major, Royal Army Medical Corps, 246179 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Currie Parish Churchyard Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 04/03/1946, aged 38 What we Know: M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.). Spouse: Elizabeth I. Veitch. Birth place and residence may have been mixed up on Army roll of honour.

Waddell, Ian Robert Hendry Address: Galashiels Born: 1922 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Robert H. Waddell, Margaret Waddell Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Second Radio Officer, Merchant Navy, M.V. Narragansett (London) Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: The unescorted tanker was torpedoed by a German U-boat about off Virginia and sank. Died on 25/03/1942, aged 20 What we Know: https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?31439

Waddell, John William Address: Born: Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Mahratta, D/KX 81347 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: On Russian convoy duty, the ship was torpedoed by a U-boat off the coast of Norway and sank. Died on 25/02/1944. What we Know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Mahratta_(G23)

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Watson, Joseph Address: Galashiels Born: Selkirkshire in 1919 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): William Watson, Elizabeth Watson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion, 3188696 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Caserta War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 31/12/1942, aged 23 What we Know:

Webster, Farquhar Address: Monikie, Angus Born: Selkirkshire Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Farquhar Webster, Mary Ann Webster Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Infantry, 304350 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Caserta War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in Italy on 19/10/1944 What we Know: Spouse: Jean Lauchlan Webster.

Whyte, Andrew Moffat Address: Bury, Lancashire Born: 1909 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Andrew Whyte, Helen Whyte Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine Perseus, D/MX 60091 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: The submarine struck an Italian mine off Cephalonia, Greece on 6/12/41. Four men escaped but only one survived. Died on 19/12/1941, aged 32 What we Know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Perseus_(N36) Spouse: Ivy Dinah Whyte.

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Williamson, Thomas Address: Galashiels Born: 1925 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Thomas J. Williamson, Elizabeth Williamson Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Gunner, Royal Artillery, 138 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, 14554904 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 05/02/1944, aged 19 What we Know:

Wood, Charles Address: Galashiels Born: Edinburgh in 1919 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Georgina Wood Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Corporal, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 6th Battalion, Infantry, 3192789 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died in France on 01/08/1944, aged 25 What we Know: Spouse: Margaret Ann Wood.

Wright, James William Address: Albert Road, Galashiels Born: Northumberland1924 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Doris Wright Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Trooper, Royal Armoured Corps, 7963149 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated at Galashiels Eastlands Cemetery Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 27/04/1943, aged 19 What we Know: Died in a military training accident at Aldershot, reported in The Scotsman on 29/4/43.

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Young, Joseph Harvey Address: Galashiels Born: 1920 Occupation/Place of Work: Parent(s): Samuel Young, Christina Young Rank, Regiment, Battalion, Service Number: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 142 Squadron, 1368840 Served with (Country): Awards, Commemorated on Memorials: Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial Cause of Death, Place of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death: Died on 25/10/1942, aged 22 What we Know:

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Gala Remembers 2018 was a unique project that would not have been possible without the huge amount of hard work by various partner organisation and private individuals, both in terms of the planning and the delivery of the ambitious programme. We would like to thank everyone involved in the 2018 programme and subsequent legacy work, including this book. Gala Remembers 2018 partnership community groups: Angel’s Wings, Borders Family History Society, Boys Brigade, Energise Galashiels Trust, Focus Centre, Focus Centre Crochet Class, Galashiels Academy, Galashiels Camera Club, Galashiels Community Council, Galashiels Primary Schools, Galashiels Royal British Legion Scotland Women’s Section, Old Gala Club and Royal British Legion Scotland Galashiels Branch. Other partnership contributors: Abbotsford House, Ballantynes of Walkerburn, BID for Galashiels, Borders College, Criminal Justice Team, Gala RFC, K.O.S.B. Museum, Live Borders, McGowan Marketing, Morrison & Murray (Eng) Ltd, Paper Violet by Jenni, Pavilion Cinema, Scotland’s War 1914-1919 and the Scottish National Textiles Collection. Gala Remembers 2018 wishes to thank all the individuals and organisations who donated so generously to our Appeal, including those who did so anonymously. Gala Remembers 2018 is greatly appreciative of the grant support received from Border Rail Community Partnership, Foundation Scotland, Glenpark Foundation, Hayward Sanderson Trust and Scottish Borders Council. We are indebted to the following individuals, organisations and businesses: Abbotsford Court, B&Q plc, Booker plc, Car Parts 4 U, Gala Camera Club, Gala Fairydean Rovers FC, Gala Local Relief Fund, Gala RFC Ladies Committee, Galashiels Storage, Gall Robertson C.A., Langlee Community Choir, Langlee Pharmacy, Langlee Residents Association, Professor Yvonne McEwen, Gavin McLelland, Niki’s Bar, Ormiston Bridge Club, Ostles Tyres, PHD Fundamentals, Ford Renton, Rutterford Ltd, Salmon Inn, S & I Thomson, Signals VGA Ltd, Shapes Hairdressing, Sovereign Financial Services, Sykes Global Services Ltd, Tesco plc, Torwoodlee Estates, Torwoodlee Golf Club, Trophy Guy, Works+ and WSZ Joiners. In November 2020, Energise Galashiels Trust completed two Gala Remembers Legacy projects. The Trust is grateful to John and Valerie Gray for their support in relation to the George Hope Tait Memorial Cross and to Jennifer McLaughlin for her dedicated research work in compiling the records for the WWII fallen now included in this Book of Commemoration. This Book of Commemoration was designed, coordinated and produced by

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