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GREENLAW WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The memorial takes the form of a large stone mounment with an inset block upon which the names of the fallen are inscribed in black lettering, for the First World War. The memorial stands below the Greenlaw Town Hall.

From an old postcard

THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ALDER

Thomas

Private 13909, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Whitsome, enlisted and resident Greenlaw. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.

ANDERSON

John

Private 22467, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died of wounds 13th April 1918. Born leicester, enlisted Dublin, resident Greenham (sic), Berwick. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VII. Row M. Grave 6A.

ANDERSON

Adam

Private 7582, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Dradanelles 12th July 1915. Born Duns, enlisted Galashiels, resident Greenlaw. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAl, Turkey. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.

BAXTER

Robert

Corporal 29938, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 24th April 1917. Aged 22. Born Ednam, enlisted and resident Greenlaw. Son of James Baxter, of High St., Greenlaw, Berwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

BUCKHAM

John

Private 40070, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Duns, resident Greenlaw. Son of Adam and Elizabeth Buckham, of Rawburn Cottage, Longformacus, Berwickshire. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row D. Grave 7.

COCKBURN

William

[Spelt COCRBURN on CWGC] Private S/7625, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born and enlisted Duns. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83.

COCKBURN

James

Private 201252, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in Egypt 13th November 1917. Aged 23. Born Swinton, enlisted Berwick, Northumberland, resident Greenlaw. Son of James Cockburn, of Dairy Cottage, Horstead Hall, Coltishall, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 23 and 24.

CLAPHAM

Robert

Corporal 4039, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Dardanelles 12th July 1915. Aged 29. Born Dunbar, Haddington, enlisted and resident Greenlaw. Son of James and Janet Liddel Clapham, of High St., Greenlaw, Berwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAl, Turkey. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.

CLAPHAM

Matthew

Private 200212, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 20th June 1918. Aged 38. Born Foulden, enlisted and resident Greenlaw. Son of James and Janet Clapham; husband of Jane Carruthers Clapham, of Gateside Cottage, Duns, Berwickshire. Native of Greenlaw, Berwickshire. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot I. Row H. Grave 1.

CLARK

William D

KOSB - No further information currently available

DOUGLAS, DCM

John

Company Sergeant Major 40057, Depot, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died in United Kingdom 6th December 1918. Born Hawick, enlisted Greenlaw, resident Halsburton. Formerly 51204, Royal Scots. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in GREENLAW PARISH CHURCHYARD, Berwickshire. Grave 396.

DOUGLAS

Robert

Private 45297, 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died in United Kingdom 28th July 1918. Born Chester, Roxburgh, enlisted Galashiels, Selkirk, resident Greenlaw. Buried in GREENLAW PARISH CHURCHYARD, Berwickshire. Grave 395.

DARLING

James [Renauit]

Private 20888, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 22nd April 1915. Aged 25. Born 31st May 1890 in Greenlaw. Son of Catherine Mary Jacques Darling, of "The Cross Keys" Hotel, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland, and the late James Darling. Grocer by trade. Umarried. Enlisted and passed fit 28th September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2298 - 13

HENRY

William

Private 201322, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 18th August 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Greenlaw, enlisted Berwick, Northumberland. Son of George Henry, of Rowchester, Greenlaw, Berwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.

HAPPER

Robert

Private 18200, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 17th June 1915. Born 9th November 1899 at Greenlaw. Next of kin Tom Riddell. Dresser by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit to serve 4th September 1914 at Valcartier, enlisted 19th September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, aged 24 years 10 months, height 5 feet 5½ inches, girth 34 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4034 - 51.

HALL

William

SR - No further information currently available

MATHER

Thomas

Private 27360, 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Glasgow), Highland Light Inafntry. Killed in action 18th November 1916. Aged 33. Born Gordon, Berwickshire, enlisted Duns, resident Greenlaw. Son of James and Isabella Mather, of Greenlaw, Berwickshire. Formerly 143782, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 18.

MALLEN

John

Guardsman 15458, Scots Guards. Killed in action 12th March 1917. Aged 37. Born Gordon, Berwick, enlisted Glasgow. Son of John and Margaret Mallen, of Gordon, Berwickshire. Buried in SAILLY-SAILLISEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 8.

MURRAY

Alexander [Ramsay]

Private 42305, 1st/7th (Blythswood) Battalion (Territorial), Jighland Light Infantry. Killed in action 27th August 1918. Aged 37. Born Leith, Midlothian, enlisted Berwick-on-Tweed, resident Greenlaw. Son of John and Jane Elliot Murray, of Leith, Edinburgh; husband of Margaret Kinghorn Murray, of Mill Wynd, Greenlaw, Berwickshire. Formerly 27368, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 14.

MOFFAT

William

Private 4490, 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 13th September 1916. Aged 20. Son of James and Agnes Moffat, late of Greenlaw. Buried in GREENLAW PARISH CHURCHYARD, Berwickshire. Grave 412.

ROUTLEDGE

Fred [Matthew Armstrong]

Private 225850, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own Caeron Highlanders. Killed in action in Salonika 25th October 1917. Enlisted Edinburgh, resident Greenlaw. Formerly 1160, Scottish Horse. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot II. Row F. Grave 1.

REDPATH

William

Private 1857, 4th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 28th June 1915. Aged 28. Born and resident Greenlaw, enlisted Edinburgh. Son of William and Agnes Redpath, of Crumrigg, Greenlaw, Berwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 26 to 30.

ROBERTSON

Robert

KOSB - No further information currently available

SPEEDY

James [Walter]

Private 266654, 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 19th May 1917. Aged 17. Born Dufftown, Banffshire, enlisted Stirling. Son of James and Anne Elizabeth Speedy, of Mersington Mill, Greenlaw, Berwickshire. Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 20.

STUART

Daniel

[Spelt STEWART on SDGW & CWGC] Sergeant 35649, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born and resident Greenlaw, enlisted Edinburgh. Buried in DURY CRUCIFIX CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 39.

SOMERVILLE

George

Royal Navy - No further information currently available

SCOTT

William

Private 4354, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Dardanelles 12th July 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Greenlaw. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.

SCOTT

George C

Private 42816, 14th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 4th October 1917. Born and resident Greenlaw, enlisted Berwick. Formerly 27026, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 26.

TROTTER

Albert [George]

[Listed as Alfred G on SDGW] Private S/9082, "B" Company, 14th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 2rd September 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Greenlaw, enlisted Edinburgh. Son of Albert Wood Trotter and Isabella Trotter, of Crook's Cottages, Coldstream, Berwickshire. Native of Rowchester, Greenlaw, Berwickshire. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.

THOMSON

Robert Phil

Sergeant B/203068, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Connington, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Holborn, Middlesex, resident Greenlaw. Formerly R/14925, King's Royal Rifle Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

WALKER

Robert [James]

Private 202731, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 21st April 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Greenlaw, enlisted Berwick, Northumberland. Son of John and Helen Walker, of Castle Hotel, Greenlaw, Berwickshire. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France. Plot 1. Row E. Grave 8.

WHITEHEAD

Robert

Private 15878, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Duns, enlisted and resident Greenlaw. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMROIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

BURNS

Andrew C

Private, 3rd Scottish Border Battanion, Home Guard. Died 26th July 1942. Aged 40. Son of George Alexander and Isabelle Common Burns; husband of Margaret Storrie Riddell Burns, of Greenlaw. Buried in GREENLAW PARISH CHURCHYARD, Berwickshire. Grave 97.

JENKINSON

W

Private S/5646, 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 22nd August 1918. Aged 23. Son of Isabella Jenkinson, of High St., Greenlaw, Berwickshire, and the late Thomas Jenkinson. Buried in GREENLAW PARISH CHURCHYARD, Berwickshire. Grave 475.

PIERCY

George Bowmaker

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, ROyal Scots. Died 28th AUgust 1921. Aged 38. Son of the late James Piercy, of 35, Cardigan Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle; husband of Mary Jane Hood (formerly Piercy), of 75, Micklegate, York. Enlisted 1914. Buried in the old ground of GREENLAW PARISH CHURCHYARD, Berwickshire.

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