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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Named on the Galashiels War Memorial as:
SGT. GEORGE LAWRIE. L&B HORSE. Cavalry
George Lawrie – age 34 – Saddler/Sergeant (120040) 1/1st Lothians and Border Horse.
In 1901, aged 17, George was an apprentice saddler with his father at High Street, Galashiels. He was a Saddler/Sergeant (976) with the Territorial L&B Horse Yeomanry and was mobilised in August 1914. He was based in Haddington and Dunbar in 1915 before being posted to France. George died of illness in hospital in Rouen.
Born 1883 in Galashiels. Son of John Scott Lawrie and Annie Gilray (Penman) Lawrie of High Street, Galashiels. Husband of Margaret Thomson (Leishman) Lawrie of 73 Victoria Street, Galashiels who he married in 1909 in Galashiels.
Died on Active Service on 6 February 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LT. GEORGE M. SUTHERLAND. King's Own Scottish Borderers
George McDonald Sutherland – age 31 – Second Lieutenant, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was educated in Galashiels and at George Watson's College in Edinburgh before he began his apprenticeship as an architect with Sir Robert Lorimer in Edinburgh. He spent three years in London before emigrating to Toronto in 1912 where he eventually started his own practice. He enlisted as Private (404471) in the 35th Battalion, Canadian Infantry in Toronto in April 1915 and sailed from Montreal in August. He was transferred to the 23rd Reserve Battalion in England as a Corporal and was promoted to Drill Sergeant in November. He was posted to the No.9 Officer Cadet Corps at Gailes in Ayrshire in June 1916 and he was commissioned in the KOSB in September. George joined his battalion in January 1917 but he was killed in the following April and buried in Blagny Military Cemetery. He was re-interred at Souchez after the war.
Born 1886 in Galashiels as George Sutherland. Son of George Paterson Sutherland (former Provost of Galashiels) and of Helen (McDonald) Sutherland of 7 Paton Street, Galashiels.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1917 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
Also named on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
The Galashiels War Memorial was designed by the architect Sir Robert Lorimer and the “Angel of Peace” above the WW1 name plaque was sculpted by George's brother David.
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CAPT. HUGH SANDERSON. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Hugh Sanderson – age 32 – Captain, 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Hugh was educated at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh before becoming an apprentice manufacturer and a partner with his father at the Comely Bank Mill in Galashiels. He gained a commission in the 1st Roxburgh & Selkirk Volunteer Rifles in July 1902 and as a Lieutenant joined the Territorial 4th KOSB when it was formed in April 1908. He was promoted to Captain in January 1912 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but he was killed a month later during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1883 in Galashiels. Son of James Sanderson (died August 1915) and of Annie Elizabeth (Crabb) Sanderson of Woodlands, Galashiels. Husband of Christian St. Clair (MacKenzie) Sanderson, of Bylands, Galashiels who he married in 1912 in Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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