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NEWLANDS WAR MEMORIAL

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

Newlands is a parish, containing the post-office station of Noblehouse, in the north of Peebles-shire. It is bounded on the north by Edinburgh, and on other sides by the parishes of Eddlestone, Lyne, Stobo, Kirkurd, and Linton The memorial commemorated those who died in World War 1 and 2 from the Newlands area. The memorial details the forenames, surnames, battalion and Regiment/unit of those who died. The names are on two separate panels. The mix of men and locations is very strange.

 
Photograph Copyright © Evelyn Rose 2005

In Everlasting Memory of the
Men of this Parish who fell
in the Great War 1914 - 1919

ANDERSON George

Sergeant 14653, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 22. Born Lime, Peeblesshire, enlisted Peebles. Son of James and Mary Anderson, of Halmyre Cottage, West Linton, Peebleshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL. Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1 and 2.

BAIGRIE John Smith Davidson

[Listed on memorial as 1st Battalion] Private 57885, 18th Battalion (4th Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 20th May 1918. Aged 18. Born New Battle, Mid Lothian, enlisted Glencorse, resident West Linton. Son of William Baigrie, of Heatherie Hall, West Linton, Peeblesshire, and the late Jane Davidson Baigrie. Deputy Assistant Scout Master of the 8th Midlothian Troop Boy Scouts. Native of Newbattle, Dalkeith, Midlothian. Buried in MARTINSART BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 62.

DICKSON Archibald

[Listed on memorial as 3rd Battalion] Private S/7346, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action in the Persian Gulf 22nd April 1916. Born Eddleston, enlisted West Linton. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVII. Row E. Grave 16.

DICKSON James

[Listed on memorial as 8th Battalion] Private 335102, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action inEgypt 2nd November 1917. Aged 24. Born Newbattle, Midlothian, enlisted West Linton, resident Lamancha. Son of James and Margaret Dickson, of Ironstone Cottages, Lamancha, Peeblesshire. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XVIII. Row G. Grave 9.

FERGUSON Charles H

R.F.A - possibly Charles Ferguson, Driver 74827, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1st February 1917. Born Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire, enlisted Hyde, Cheshire. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 31.

FERGUSSON James Adam Hamilton

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 20th September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

HAYTON William

Private 335241, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died 19th January 1919. Aged 23. Son of George Hayton, of Brownsland, Peebles. Buried in NEWLANDS OLD CHURCHYARD, Newlands, Peeblesshire.

HOWARD Stewart Chouet

Private M/339486, Army Service Corps attached 253rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 22nd August 1918. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted Edinburgh. Son of William Chouet Howard and Margaret Arnot Howard, of 23, Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh. Buried in WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 2.

HUNTER Christopher Gray

Private 201177, 4th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt 12th November 1917. Born Portobello, Edinburgh, enlisted Loanhead, Edinburgh, resident Edinburgh. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 10.

LOCKIE Alexander

[Memorial lists as 9th Battalion] Private 3511381, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds in German hands 8th June 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Peebles. Buried in CHARLEROI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium. Row U. Grave 4.

Note: Charleroi was the scene of fighting between 21 and 24 August 1914 and for the rest of the First World War it was a German military and administrative centre. The 270 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried in the communal cemetery either died as prisoners of war, or after the Armistice.

MACKAY David John

Private B/201257, 1st/28th London Regiment (Artists' Rifles), Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30th October 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident Biggar, Lanarkshire, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Donald and Catherine MacKay, of Balwastie, Biggarshields, Biggar, Lanarkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147.

SOUTER James

M.G.C. Royal Scots

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.

WELSH David Henderson

Private 7439, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds at home 14th August 1916. Aged 22. Born West Linton, enlisted Blythbridge, resident Peebles. Son of James and Mary J. Welsh, of Blyth Bridge, Dolphinton. A Joiner by trade. Buried in NEWLANDS OLD CHURCHYARD, Newlands, Peeblesshire. See also Kirkurd Memorial.

YOUNG George S. D.

Royal Scots - probably George Sanderson Handley YOUNG, Private 857, "C" Company, 4th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 12th July 1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Edinburgh. Son of Jessie Young, of 39, Leamington Terrace, Edinburgh, and the late Robert Young. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 26 to 30.

MARTIN John

M.C., Gordon Highlanders - two men fit the description but neither was awarded the M.C. This man is a late addition to the memorial so it is probable that he died after 1921.

They died that we might live

In Everlasting Memory of the Men
of this Parish who fell in the
Second Great War 1939 - 1945

CAMPBELL Robert [Aitken]

Trooper 7927038, 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 21st November 1941. Aged 31. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 18.

DAVIDSON Jack

R.A.F. - real forename is probably John but there are too many to choose from.

GEDDES John Ellis Watt

Rifleman 14768889, 7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 4th April 1945. Aged 26. Son of Robert Watt Geddes and of Grace Betsy Geddes (nee Ellis); husband of Christina Geddes (nee Arbuthnot), of Arbroath Angus. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 49. Row D. Grave 13.

HUSH William Mather

Corporal 2982601, 8th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Died 1st January 1945. Aged 23. Son of William M. Hush and of Agnes Hush (nee Reid), of West Linton, Peeblesshire. Buried in SANTERNO VALLEY WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 4.

They died that we might live

1 May 2005

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