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Cockburnspath Churchyard (St Helen's Church), Borders
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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In memory of the family of Peter Rutherford. John his son killed in action in France 31st May 1917 aged 37, Robert his son killed in action in France 1st August 1918 aged 23, the above Peter Rutherford died 15th April 1924 aged 73, Isabella Johnston his wife died 22nd May 1927 aged 76.

RUTHERFORD, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 31/05/1917
Service No: 20743
Additional information: Son of Peter and Isabella Rutherford, of Cockburnspath, Berwickshire; husband of Mary Ellen Rutherford, of 22, The Square, Kelso.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 28.
Cemetery: MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY


RUTHERFORD, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 01/08/1918
Service No: 16669
Additional information: Son of Peter and Isabella Rutherford, of Red Row, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 4.
Cemetery: RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE


Both are commemorated on the Cockburnspath War Memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STEWART, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Service No: 16825
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL



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Erected by William Stewart in loving memory of his son George who died at Blackburn 12th December 1909 aged 10 also his daughter Maggie who died 7th October 1912 aged 26. Pte Peter Stewart missing on the 23rd April 1915 aged 19

Commemorated on the Cockburnspath War Memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WATSON, WILLIAM ANDERSON
Initials: W A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Bedfordshire Regiment
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 24/04/1918
Service No: 41982
Additional information: Son of Adam W. Watson, of Paitshill, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 28 and 29.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL



MI:
In loving memory of my dear husband Adam W Watson who died at Redheugh 29th June 1934 aged 71 also his son William A Watson killed in action in France 24th April 1918 age 19 also Isabella Thorburn beloved wife of the above died 8th November 1951 in her 80th year.

Commemorated on the Cockburnspath War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: WWII Family graves Reply with quote

DUNNETT, STEPHEN FALCONER
Initials: S F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 211 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 13/12/1945
Service No: 179774
Additional information: Son of the Revd. George Victor Dunnett and Jane Dunnett, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. A. 13.
Cemetery: TAIPING WAR CEMETERY



MI:
George Victor Dunnett 26th December 1911 8th January 1912, Stephen Falconer Dunnett killed in Malaya in 1945 aged 22. Reverend George Victor Dunnett OBE B.D born 1878 died 1965 Minister of Cockburnspath 1905-1920 and his wife Jane Forres b 1878 died 1967
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAY, JAMES HUNTER
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn. The London Scottish
Age: 35
Date of Death: 18/07/1943
Service No: 2890741
Additional information: Son of George Hay and of Catherine Hay (nee Phorson); husband of Rothes Sylva Hay (nee Atkins), of West Croydon, Surrey. Member of the Pharmaceutical Society.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 33.
Cemetery: CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY



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Sacred to the memory of Catherine Hay who died 31st March 1922 in her 29th year also her mother Catherine Phorson who died 14th August 1926 aged 57 also her brother James Hunter Hay M.P.S Private London Scottish killed in action in Sicily 18th July 1943 aged 35 also George Hay husband of Catherine Phorson died 13th February 1952 aged 84.

Commemorated on the WWII Memorial in the Church.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILKINSON, FRANCIS DAVID
Initials: F D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: 12th Royal Lancers
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/04/1943
Service No: 329784
Additional information: Son of John and Frances Alice Wilkinson, of Manderston, Berwickshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. A. 8.
Cemetery: MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY



MI:
Erected by John Wilkinson, Blackburn in loving memory of his wife Frances Alice Utterson died at Witchester Cottage Hospital Duns 9th April 1935 aged 42 also their twin son Tpr Francis David 12th R.Lr killed in Tunisia 26th April 1943 aged 22, interred in Bouarada Military Cemetery Tunisia dearly loved by all, also the above John Wilkinson died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary 7th July 1960 aged 68.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Some of the older stones in the churchyard.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Other military graves Reply with quote




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In loving memory of Alexander Fairbairn died 4th May 1920 aged 57, David Fairbairn died 17th March 1941 aged 47, Jean Fairbairn died 15th July 1953 aged 83 beloved wife of Alexander
(Bottom of stone)
The Late Skipper
Alex. Fairbairn MM, RRNRT
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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In sacred memory of our dear sister Helen Johnston, Sister TFNS born 28th March 1888 died 16th October 1921.
"Her life was lovely and pleasant, she died in Glory"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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In loving memory of Anne Cockburn wife of David Learmonth who died at Cambus West Mains 10th April 1918 aged 63 also Thomas their son who died in France 23rd November 1917 aged 32 also the above David Learmonth who died at Raecleugh Head 22nd May 1928 aged 77 also their daughter Jane who died 19th December 1968 aged 82. Captain Robert Learmonth MBE born 8th October 1904 died 1st November 1990.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This photo was taken through the church window, as it was locked when we visited.

In memory of the men from Cockburnspath and District who gave their lives in the War 1939-1945.
Andrew H S Evans
James L Fairbairn
James H Hay
Alexander Herkess
John A Lauder
Andrew Lowrie
William J Paterson
Wilson Paxton
Alexander R Thomson
John Wood.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:31 pm    Post subject: Cockburnspath Church - Rutherford photo Reply with quote

I'd like permission to use the photo of the Rutherford headstone. Are you able to contact me via this forum?
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