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WEST LINTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Evelyn Rose - 2008

West Linton war memorial is situated in the middle of the village in front of St Andrew’s Church.

 
Photograph Copyright © Evelyn Rose 2008

This monument
is erected by the people of West Linton Parish
in proud and grateful memory of the men of
the parish who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918

BELL

Francis

Private, Royal Scots.

BRUCE

Colin

Lieutenant, 14th [sdgw] OR 6TH [cwgc] Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 5th September 1918. Aged 26. Son of Patrick Chalmers Bruce and Lucy Bruce, of Kinleith, Currie, Midlothian. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. grave 2.

BRUCE

Robert

Private 351002, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 27. Enlisted West Linton, resident Stirling. Son of Huskie Easton Bruce, of Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirling. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.

CAIRD

Peter

Private S/11197, "D" Company, 8th/10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 18th September 1916. Aged 24. Born Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, enlisted West Linton. Son of the late Peter and Sarah Caird. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.

CHALMERS

William Dunford

Private 7306, 1/4th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in the Dardanelles 12th July 1915. Aged 21. Born Kirkcudbright, enlisted Coldstream, Berwick, resident Dolphington. Son of Alexander and Mary Chalmers, of Garvald, Dolphinton, Edinburgh. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.

CUNNINGHAM

John C

Private 552264, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 26th August 1918. Buried in VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 11.

DICKSON, D.C.M

Robert

[Listed as Majore on CWGC and Acting Capatin on SDGW] Captain, 7th Battalion (Territorial), Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dickson, of Blyth Bridge, Dolphinton, Peebleshire. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal (D.C.M.). Buried in LA VILLE-AUX-BOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 7.

FARQUHARSON

Alex F

Private S/40206, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Alloa, Clakmannanshire, resident Cambus, Clackmannanshire. Son of William and Catherine Farquharson, of Zealandia, Saskatchewan, Canada. Native of West Linton, Peebleshire. Buried in DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.

FERGUSSON

James Adam Hamilton

[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 20th September 1914. Aged 22. Son of Sir James Fergusson, Bart., of Spitalhaugh, West Linton, Peebleshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

FINLAYSON

Peter

Private 40843, 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th November 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted West Linton. Son of Peter and Catherine Mitchell Finlayson, of "Glen View," West Linton, Peebleshire. Formerly 7846, Royal Scots. Buried in NEW MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 17.

FRASER

John [Ireland]

Private 40485, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 11th April 1918. Born West Linton, enlisted and resident Edinburgh. Son of George and Jeanie Fraser, of 9, James Place, Penicuik, Midlothian. Formerly 41187, Royal Scots. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.

GARDEN

George

Private 10444, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of ALbany's). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 20. Born Leith, Midlothian, enlisted September 1914 in West Linton. Son of Mary Garden, of St. Maries, East Trinity Rd., Edinburgh, and the late John Garden. Formerly 11813, 5th Reserve Cavalry Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 112 to 115.

GILL

Alexander

Private, Gordon Highlanders - No furthe rinformation currently available

GILLESPIE

Douglas V

Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force

HALLEY

David B.

Lieutenant, Royal Air Force.

HAYTON

James

Private 41388, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born Stobs, Roxburghshire, enlisted Glencorse, Midlothian, resident West Linton.

KIRKHOPE

James

Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery

McGILL

Hugh

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers

McGILL

William

S Sergeant, 5th Dragoon Guards

MOORE

James

Private 335095, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots (LOthian Regiment). Killed in action 1st August 1916. Born Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, enlisted West Linton, resident Londonderry.

MUIR

Adam

[Listed as 8th Battalion on memorial] Private 335096, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots m(LOthian Regiment). Killed in action 22nd October 1917. Born and enlisted West Linton.

MUIR

John

Lance Corporal, Canadian Scot

PATERSON

David H

Private, Liverpool Scottish

RODGER

Alex

Lance Corporal , Australian I.F.

SANDERSON

Arthur W.

Major, 7th Royal Scots

SIBBALD

John

Private, 16th Royal Scots.

SOUTAR

William

Private, Machine Gun Corps.

SUTHERLAND

James D

[Listed as 8th Royal Scots on memorial] Private 40196, 10/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 26th October 1916. Enlisted West Linton, resident Dolphinton. Formerly 7627, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots.

THOMSON

Eric J

Lieutenant, 7th Royal Scots

THOMSON

Francis W

Second Lieutenant, 7th Royal Scots.

URQUHART

David

Corporal, 5th Cameron Highlanders

WILSON

Alexander

Private 285038, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born West Linton, enlisted Jedburgh.

He who gives his life for King and Country
Leaves nought undone that man can do

 

Also of the men of the parish who gave their lives for
their county in the World War 1939 – 1945

ADAM

Robert

Sergeant, R.C.F.

CAMERON

James D.

Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

COURTNEY

William

Sub-Lieutenant, F.A.A

HUGHES

David T

Warrant Officer, Royal Air Force

LAWSON

Peter W. S.

Driver, Royal Army Service Corps

McNEILL

Alastair

Able Seaman, Royal Navy

RUSSELL

William

Sgt, Royal Air Force

WATT

Stuart C.

2nd Lieutenant, Royal Artillery

Greater love hath no man than this
that a man lay down his life for his friends

Last updated 22 May, 2008

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