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Murray



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Peebles Reply with quote

At present I am listing the war graves in the Peebles Cemetery. I have photographed 30 out of perhaps 44 graves.

The Borders Council today gave me a copy of the cemetery map with the graves that I have missed highlighted.

I will get out again when it decides to stop snowing.
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Murray



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Peebles Reply with quote

Well here I am replying to myself. I had better check for men in yellow coats.

I have been back to the cemetery with my list and have located all the graves as listed on the CWGC site.

Just waiting now for my 5/5 and I shall start posting.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only one to go now Murray!!

I look forward to seeing your photos. Very Happy

Anne
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe I'm replying to someone who is chatting to himself Wink
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Murray



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:26 am    Post subject: Peebles Cemetery Reply with quote

The Cemetery in Peebles is located on the Neidpath road (A72 to Biggar) on the outskirts (Western approach) to the town. It is directly opposite Hay Lodge Park. NT 244405



My thanks go to Emma at the local Council Offices for supplying maps and plot information.



The Commonwealth Graves Commission has the number of identified casualties as 44, although they only have details of 40 listed. I will list them as per the CWGC site index.


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Murray



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: AINSWORTH
Initials: G G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Nursing Sister (Res.)
Regiment/Service: Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service
Unit Text: R.N. Hosp. (Peebles)
Date of Death: 29/10/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1209.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY




Sister Glen Ainsworth
Voluntary Aid Detachment
Died 29 October 1918

ONE of the marvels of the Great War was the way in which the women of the Empire nobly responded to the call of their Mother. None more so than the compassionate sisterhood of nursing. From every rank of life, from every hamlet, town, and palace, their numbers were recruited for the sorrowful yet magnificent campaign against disease, suffering, and death. Many a soldier, from the ultimate outposts of the Empire, voluntarily exiled from home and loved ones, learned to bless those selfless followers of the Mother of Mercy. Of such was Sister AlNSWORTH, who, after years of devoted ministry in the noblest of all causes, succumbed at the post of duty.
Sister Ainsworth was born at Stockton-on-Tees in 1889. Her father was an engineer, who was drowned when Glen was six years old. From a child, her desire was to become a nurse ; it was her vocation. At the age of 18, she entered the Sick Children's Hospital at Bradford, and continued there for three years. Thereafter she went to the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, and continued until the outbreak of war. She was one of the first of the nurses to volunteer for foreign service. Her first post was at the Royal Naval Hospital, Malta, for two years, thence back to Plymouth. When Peebles Hydropathic was taken over by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Naval Hospital, Sister Ainsworth was transferred thither; and there remained at the post of duty hard-working, unselfish, beloved by all, until seized with pneumonia. 'She passed away on the 29th of October 1918, greatly regretted, for she was greatly loved. Her body, enwrapt in the Union Jack, was borne to its resting-place in the beautiful cemetery attached to the ancient Church of St Andrew of Peebles, covered with flowers, and escorted with naval honours, by the staff and patients of the Hospital, who mourned a true and loyal friend; and the bugle notes of "The Last Post" lulled her body to rest.

We waited at the heavenly gate,
As those who watch for morning wait
The faithful dawn to see.
A thin cloud veiled it from our view,
But it was close at hand, we knew,
With Him who has the key.

He was beside us, strong and true,
His patient, perfect work to do,
His words of grace to say;
And on the bed. He came to bless,
The shadow of his loveliness
In tranquil outline lay.

Through mortal pain from change to change,
A hallowed way that was not strange
With Him our loved one went;
While from His breast; with resting eyes,
She watched the light of love arise
On all the griefs He sent.

. . . . . . . . . . . .

We saw the gate unclose at last,
And through the opening, as she passed,
A gleam of glory came;
It set its seal upon her face -
It filled her sad, forsaken place
With one triumphant Name.

Source: The Book of Remembrance for Tweeddale Peebles Book 2


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BARKER, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 104 Bty., 19 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 42
Date of Death: 10/06/1940
Service No: 1484889
Additional information: Son of Alexander Wilson Barker and Agnes Barker; husband of Agnes Barker, of Newton
Stewart, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 3367.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BLUNN, ROWLAND JAMES SCOTT
Initials: R J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 09/05/1941
Service No: 1284382
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1849.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROCKIE, James Kerr
Initials: J. K.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Date of Death: 07/11/1917
Service No: 48757
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1804.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY




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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BRUNTON, John
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 41
Date of Death: 29/10/1918
Service No: S/14769
Additional information: Husband of Frances Mary Brunton, of 58, Northgate, Peebles.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1644.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY




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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BUCHAN, WILLIAM ROSEBURGH
Initials: W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Sikh
Age: 27
Date of Death: 07/10/1944
Service No: C/JX153650
Additional information: Son of Torrance and Mary Bulter Buchan; husband of Joyce Winifred Buchan, of Peebles.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 3215.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BYE, WALTER LIONEL FREDERICK
Initials: W L F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Marine
Regiment/Service: Royal Marines
Date of Death: 20/09/1942
Service No: PO/X/08348
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1943.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAIRNCROSS, ANDREW DOUGLAS
Initials: A D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 6 Bty., 51 Heavy Regt.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 03/12/1943
Service No: 792768
Additional information: Son of Alexander Cairncross, and of Jane White Cairncross (nee Smith); husband of Agnes Gwendoline Cairncross (nee Wright), of Peebles.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 2866.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAVERS, Joss Murray
Initials: J. M.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Age: 24
Date of Death: 30/11/1918
Service No: S/4365
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Margaret Hart Cavers. A Prisoner of War.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2804.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY




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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CLEGHORN, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 22/11/1946
Service No: 3183918
Additional information: Son of George and Elizabeth Hush Cleghorn, of Peebles; husband of Violet M. Cleghorn, of
Peebles.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 2391.
Cemetery: PEEBLES CEMETERY

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