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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Jedburgh (Castlewood) Cemetery Reply with quote

Situated up the hill behind the old jail.
Contains 19 CWGC graves and that of a Great War V.C.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: VictoriaCross Reply with quote

It also contains the grave of John Brunton Daykins, V.C, M.M.




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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And this is how John Daykins won his Victoria Cross (entry from www.victoria-cross.co.uk)

DAYKINS, John Brunton
Sergeant 2nd/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment.
London Gazetted on 6th January, 1919
VC Medal's Custodian is The York And Lancaster Regimental. Museum.
Born on 26th March, 1883 at Ormiston, Roxburgh, Scotland..
Died on 24th January 1933 at Jedburgh, Scotland.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 20th October, 1918 at Solesmes, France, Sergeant Daykins, with 12 remaining men of his platoon, rushed a machine gun and during subsequent severe hand-to-hand fighting he himself disposed of many of the enemy and secured the objective. He then located another machine gun which was holding up an operation of his company. Under heavy fire he worked his way alone to the post and shortly afterwards returned with 25 prisoners and an enemy machine-gun, which he mounted at his post. His magnificent fighting spirit and example inspired his men, saved many casualties and contributed largely to the success of the attack.
Additional information:. Sergeant Daykins also held the Military Medal (M M).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BLACK, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 5th Corps Troops M.T. Coy.
Age: 50
Date of Death: 14/09/1918
Service No: M2/051328
Additional information: Son of George and Christina Black, of Court St., Haddington, East Lothian; husband of Susan Jeffrey Black, of 2, Duck Row, Jedburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 831.


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Name: DOBSON, ALLAN BROWN
Initials: A B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 18/11/1940
Service No: 3190483
Additional information: Son of Tom Brown Dobson and Isabella Ann Dobson, of Jedburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1st Extn. Grave 222.
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Name: HALLIDAY, WILLIAM MATHER
Initials: W M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Age: 30
Date of Death: 16/02/1917
Service No: 116265
Additional information: Son of the late George and Jane Halliday.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 617.


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Name: HENDERSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Age: 39
Date of Death: 04/10/1916
Service No: T4/235815
Additional information: Son of the late Robert and Agnes Henderson, of Jedburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1522.
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Name: HENDRY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Date of Death: 04/11/1941
Service No: 3191396
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2nd Extn. Grave 707.


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Name: HUME, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Date of Death: 22/09/1918
Service No: 11683
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 772.


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Name: IRVINE, MARGARET RUTHERFORD
Initials: M R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sister
Regiment/Service: Princess Mary's R.A.F. Nursing Service
Age: 32
Date of Death: 07/09/1944
Additional information: Daughter of Charles Sturrock Irvine and Margaret Patterson Irvine.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2nd Extn. Grave 1338.
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Name: JARDINE
Initials: W B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd/10th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 16/01/1917
Service No: 3015
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Jardine.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Green. 1185.


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Name: LARSEN, HILMER
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Engineman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Patrol Service
Unit Text: H.M.S. Europa.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 14/04/1946
Service No: LT/KX114075
Additional information: Son of Johan and Cecilia Larsen; husband of Wilma Larsen, of Jedburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2nd Extn. Grave 855.


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Name: McGUIGAN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 13/04/1943
Service No: 3190747
Additional information: Son of James and Mary McGuigan, of Jedburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2nd Extn. Grave 615.


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Name: McLAUGHLIN
Initials: D
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Forestry Corps
Date of Death: 21/10/1918
Service No: 1003104
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 649.



Here are transcripts of the War Diary/ Historical Record of 139 Coy. CFC Jedfoot, Jedburgh 1918 courtesy of Al:

"October 21st Monday

Bush & Shipping Operations going along in good shape. Mill Operations still at a standstill pending arrival of New Main Pulley Drive. Accident occured in Woods, at about 4.30 P.M., Pte Mclaughlin being the victim. Same was caused by logs on a Skid, where he was working at the time, falling and crushing him. He died during the evening about 10.30 P.M. No further points of interest. Operations commenced at Kelso.

October 22nd - Tuesday

Bush and Shipping Operations progressing quite favourably. Mill still at a standstill, awaiting a ne Main Pulley Drive. Arrangements etc., made for the burial of Pte McLaughlin, and headquarters advised of his death etc, Operations commenced at Kelso. No other points of interest

October 23rd - Wednesday

Bush & Shipping Operations going along in good shape. Mill Operations still at a standstill pending arrival of new Main Pulley Drive. Funeral Service of Pte McLaughlin conducted at 3.00 o'clock P.M. No other points of interest."
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Name: MORRISON
Initials: N
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Canadian Forestry Corps
Date of Death: 10/10/1918
Service No: 2330457
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Green. 648.







Here are transcripts of the War Diary/ Historical Record of 139 Coy. CFC Jedfoot, Jedburgh 1918


Re Sgt Morrison

"October 10th

No change in Ooperations. All sidewalks laid throughout Camp. Serious Accident occurred in Bush, caused by falling tree.
Sgt Morrison seriously injured, Horse killed. No further points of interest.

October 11th

No material change in Operations with the exception of Mill closing during the afternoon owing to shortage of Logs & Railway trouble. Sgt Morrison died at 8 P.M. night of 10/10/18, arrangements being made for funeral. No other points of interest.

October 13th

Sunday - No Operations. Funeral Service of Sgt Morrison took place at 2 P. M. All Ranks of 139 Company attending, also 127 Company & ASC Entire Ceremony carried out quite satisfactorily. No further points of interest."
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