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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROBERTSON, WILLIAM GORDON
Initials: W G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Fusilier
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 25/06/1944
Service No: 14214499
Additional information: Son of Robert and Jean Robertson, of Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 1.
Cemetery: ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two gravestones in this cemetery that commemorate this man. Note that his name is miss-spelt on one.

Name: RODGERS, THOMAS
Initials: T H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service No: 2147
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROSS
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/12/1915
Service No: S/6430
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 33.
Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SCAIFE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 142 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 03/09/1944
Service No: 1607005
Additional information: Son of William Lancelot and Mary Eliza Scaife, of Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 15, Column 2.
Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SCAIFE
Initials: R G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Royal Engineers
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 257th Tunnelling Coy.
Date of Death: 28/05/1916
Service No: S/4878
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. 4.
Cemetery: ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname
SCHOOLAR

Forenames/Initials
Archibald William H

Rank
Pte

Service
Army

Service Number
14157419

Regiment/Corps
KOSB

Age
20

Date of Death
11 March 1948

Cemetery Name
Ramleh

Cemetery Address
Palestine


Grave Section
17

Grave Row
C

Grave Number
13

Included on Armed Forces Memorial
Yes

Included on Roll of Honour
Yes

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this one, a very unusual memorial to two brothers.

Name: SEMPLE, JOHN GEORGE
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 30/05/1940
Service No: 3186363
Additional information: Son of Isaac and Elizabeth Semple, of Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 54.
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

Name: SEMPLE, ALEXANDER TWEEDIE
Initials: A T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 26/09/1944
Service No: 237732
Additional information: Son of Isaac and Elizabeth Semple; husband of Rita Jeanette Semple, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 8. C. 13.
Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Semple KOSB
died 8th August 1973 aged 67 years

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SIMPSON, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Service No: S/20777
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Dixon (formerly Simpson), of 3, East Hecklegirth, Annan, and the late Peter Simpson; husband of Mary Jane Lindsay Simpson, of 15, Addison Place, Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 141 to 143 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SINCLAIR, DAVID WILLIAMSON
Initials: D W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Secondary Regiment: Royal Scots
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 11th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 22/10/1918
Additional information: Son of David and Agnes Sinclair, of 21, Johnstone St., Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. BB. 3.
Cemetery: HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SKILLING, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 28/10/1914
Service No: 5973
Additional information: Son of Janet R. Skilling, of 56, High St., Annan, Dumfriesshire, and the late Benjamin Skilling.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This stone remembers two brothers.

I noticed in passing that there were 2 W Thomsons with the same date of death, the same regiment and buried in the same cemetery - make of that what you will.

Name: THOMSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Service No: 2628
Additional information: Son of George and Mary Ann Thomson, of School St., Brydekirk, Annan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 12.
Cemetery: HUNTER'S CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL

Name: THOMSON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 18/04/1918
Service No: 12215
Awards: D C M
Additional information: Enlisted August, 1914.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 20.
Cemetery: ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: THORBURN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 05/04/1918
Service No: 14719
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Thorburn, of Howgill Bank, Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. G. 25.
Cemetery: NAMPS-AU-VAL BRITISH CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This stone commemorates 3 brothers who all died in the Great War whilst serving in KOSB.

Name: TRODDEN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 06/05/1915
Service No: 16880
Additional information: Son of Margaret Trodden, of Blackhills, Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Name: TRODDEN, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 13/08/1915
Service No: 16275
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Trodden, of Blackhills, Annan; husband of Elizabeth Trodden, of 113, St. Michael St., Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Name: TRODDEN, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Service No: 17300
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not easy to read, so my best attempt at transcriptions. Here are two brothers who died in the great war.

Alexander Tweedie Second Lieutenant 1/5th KOSB who fell in action at Gaza 19th April 1917 aged 34 years

Name: TWEEDIE, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Susan Rankin Tweedie, of 43, Lady St., Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXII. G. 14.
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY

Cunningham ????? B Tweedie MC Captain 6th KOSB who died of wounds at Etaples 17th April 1917 aged 24 years

Name: TWEEDIE, CUNNINGHAM BURNSIDE
Initials: C B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 17/04/1917
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Susan Tweedie, of 43, Lady St., Annan. Native of Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVII. A. 5.
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

also

Francis Tweedie DSO Commander RNR son of Alexander Tweedie who died at Kirkcudbright 22nd September 1957 aged 70 years interred here



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