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Melrose (Wairds) Cemetery

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Melrose (Wairds) Cemetery Reply with quote

Melrose (Wairds) Cemetery is situated on the lower slopes of the Eildon Hills above the town of Melrose.
It contains 6 CWGC graves.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BAIN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 951 Balloon Sqdn
Date of Death: 25/11/1940
Service No: 996328
Additional information: Son of John and Jessie Bain; husband of Alexandrena Bain, of Melrose.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 12.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DOUGLAS, JOHN TURNBULL
Initials: J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 18/11/1940
Service No: 3192787
Additional information: Son of Robert and Annie Douglas, of Melrose.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 274.



This stone was lying below the headstone above but was nearly impossible to read:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HUNTER, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 20/11/1940
Service No: 3192803
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Hunter, of Newtown St. Boswells; husband of Williamina Hunter, of Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 90.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMART, GEORGE HENDERSON
Initials: G H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 13/08/1918
Service No: 200039
Additional information: Son of Thomas H. and Agnes Smart, of Huntly House, Gattonside, Melrose. Born at Melrose.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 294.



Name: SMART
Initials: T T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text: 27th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.
Date of Death: 25/04/1917
Service No: 47945
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 32.
Cemetery: BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: STODDART, JOHN BELL
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 28/11/1942
Service No: 1326554
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 94.
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Name: TODD, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Home Guard
Unit Text: 10th City of Edinburgh Bn.
Age: 42
Date of Death: 27/07/1941
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Currie Todd; husband of Nellie Mercer Todd, of Newtown St. Boswells.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 40.
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Name: McDIARMID, DAN
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Fusilier
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 29/06/1944
Service No: 14211548
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Agnes McDiarmid, of Melrose, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. D. 2.
Cemetery: ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX
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Name: STEEL, ANDERSON
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 28/08/1944
Service No: 3192349
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Steel, of Melrose, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. B. 9.
Cemetery: ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY
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Name: SANDERSON, WILLIAM SMAIL
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Secondary Regiment: Royal Artillery
Secondary Unit Text: attd.
Age: 37
Date of Death: between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/1941
Service No: T/70965
Additional information: Son of George and Margaret Sanderson of St. Boswells, Roxburghshire; husband of Helen Sanderson, of St. Boswells.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 8.
Memorial: ATHENS MEMORIAL
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