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BROUGHTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Evelyn Rose - 2005

The memorial commemorated those who died in World War 1 and 2 from Broughton. The memorial details the men, their rank and their Regiment. The researched names have ben sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading.

 
Photograph Copyright © Evelyn Rose 2005

1914 - 1918

In reverent and loving memory of
those from this parish who laid
down their lives in the Great War
for liberty and righteousness.

ALEXANDER

Anne

Miss, Voluntary Aid Ddetachment

BELL

J T Scott

Pte, RS possibly James E BELL, Private 7966, 8th (Lanark) Battalion (Territorial, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds at sea 30th September 1915. Resident Broughton, Peebleshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 173 to 177.

BELL

John

Spr, RE possibly John BELL, Sapper 86186, 178th Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1st June 1916. Enlisted Edinburgh, resident Glencorse. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.

COCHRANE

George

Gunner 131933, 56th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 27th October 1916. Aged 38. Born Broughton, enlisted Biggar, Lanarkshire. Son of the late William Cochrane, of Mossfennau, Peeblesshire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 152.

CRAWFORD

Hugh

Sergeant 3/7686, 11th Battalion, Princes Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Died of wounds 10th November 1915. Aged 42. Born and enlisted Peebles. Son of John Crawford; husband of E. W. Crawford, of Dreva Cottages, Stobo, Peeblesshire. Native of Peebles. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 43.

GRAHAM

James

Lance Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders.

HAMILTON

Robert

Private 117460 [117160 on CWGC], 19th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 25th April 1918. Aged 25. Born Howgate, Midlothian, enlisted Peebles, resident Broughton. Son of John and Janet Hamilton, of 79, Kingsland Terrace, Peebles. Formerly 33583, Scottish Rifles. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

HENSHILWOOD

Thomas

[Spelt HENCHILWOOD on SDGW] Company Sergeant Major S/5619, 10th Battalion, Vlack Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action at Salonika 9th May 1917. Aged 30. Born Biggar, Lanarkshire, Kirkcaldy, Fifheshire. Son of Mary Henshilwood, of Cottage Mossfennan, Broughton, Peeblesshire, and the late George Henshilwood. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

INCH

John

Private S/13004, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 36. Born Lanark, enlisted Innerleithen, resident Broughton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Inch, of Hulls, Dunbar, East Lothian. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 119 to 124.

IRELAND

George

Pte, Lab Batt probably George IRELAND, Private 31448, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots. Killed in action 16th September 1917. Born West Linton, Peeblesshire, enlisted Peebles. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 21.

MacKIE

William

Pte, Camerons possibly William MacKIE, Private S/13338, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 29. Born Milnathort, Kinross, enlisted Biggar, Lanarkshire, resident Colinton, Midlothian. Son of the late Robert and Martha Mackie, of Fernielaw, Colinton, Midlothian. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 119 to 124.

McMORRAN

John

Pte, R S probably John MCMORRAN, Private 24774, 17th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of owunds 19th October 1917. Aged 31. Born Liberton, Midlothian, enlisted Biggar, Lanarkshire, resident Falkirkm Strilingshire. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McMorran, of Lintons Buildings, Biggar, Lanarkshire; husband of Susanna Morrison Towle (formerly McMorran), of Smallburn, Muirkirk, Ayrshire. Awarded the MSM. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 to 14 and 162.

PRETSWELL

John

Private 40946, 9th Battalion, Cameronains (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 30th December 1916. Aged 19. Born Crawfordjohn, Lanark, enlisted Hamilton, resident Abington. Formerly 1557, Lanarkshire Yeomanry. Son of David and Isabella Pretswell, of Burnetland Cottages, Broughton, Peeblesshire. Born at Abington, Lanarkshire. Burried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1.

SEMPLE

Gavin

Corporal 584, Corps of Lancers, Lanarkshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at gallipoli 24th December 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Bioggar, Lanarkshire, enlisted Douglas. Son of James Semple, of St. Helen's, Biggar, Lanarkshire. Of Pyatknowe, Peebles. Buried in PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey. Plot III. Row D. Grave 17.

SOMERVILLE

Thomas

Pte, R S proably Thomas SOMERVILLE, Private 31383, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 26th August 1917. Born Lasswade, Midlothian, enlisted Peebles. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

TAIT

Ralph

Private 7805, 8th (Lanark) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry attached 8th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 18th May 1915. Aged 20. Born Walston, Lanarkshire, enlisted Lanark, resident Peebles. Son of James Tait, of Stevenson, Dolphinton, Peeblesshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.

TAYLOR

William

Private 54982, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 10th November 1918. Aged 21. Born Henholm, enlisted Glencorse, Midlothian, resident Broughton. Son of James Taylor, of Beechglade, Broughton. Buried in BROUGHTON OLD CHURCHYARD, Broughton, Peeblesshire.

TELFER

Douglas [Leslie Alexander]

Private 51157, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds 28th April 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Glencorse, resident Biggar, Lanarkshire. Son of Alexander and Jane Telfer, of Hartree, Biggar, Lanarkshire. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 30.

TUDHOPE

Thomas

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 9th Battalion, Cameroians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 33. Son of John Tudhope, of Broughton Place, Broughton, Peebleshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 57 to 59.

19391945

FORRESTER

David Marshall

Captain 132465, Cameronians (Scottish Rfiles) sceonded to 8th Battalion, 6th Rajputana Rifles. Died 16th March 1944. No known grave. Son of James and Janet Forrester, of Muirkirk, Ayrshire. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 10.

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

FALLA

Leonard Ernest

Flight Lieutenant 70210, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Died 12th September 1945. Aged 49. Son of Ernest and Henrietta Falla; husband of Doris Falla, of Penwortham Hill, Preston, Lancashire. Buried in BROUGHTON OLD CHURCHYARD, Broughton, Peeblesshire. Grave 83A.

30 July 2005

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