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

The memorial commemorated those who died in World War 1 from Kirkurd. The memorial details the men, their rank, Regiment the date, where and how they died.

Photograph Copyright © Evelyn Rose 2005

Through Distant ages sire to son
Shall tell the tale of freedom won
To the Glory of God and in proud and grateful memory of brave lives
Given for others in the Great War 1914 - 1918

Alexander David
Sub-Lieutanant, H.M. Submarine "E16", Royal Navy. Lost in submarine 23rd August 1916. Aged 21. Son of John M. and Amy K. Gibson of Maida Vale, London. Native of Peeblesshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 11.
Thomas Alexander Grant
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action at the landing in Gallipoli 27th April 1915 [Memorial states 26th]. Aged 21. Son of the Rev. T. D. and Margaret Julia Miller, of Kirkurd Manse, Dolphinton, Peeblesshire and Inveraven, Bridgend, Perth. A noted Rugby football player. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAl, Turkey. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Archibald William Buchanan
Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps attached from 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Shot down over Gheluveld, Belguim, 13th July 1917, died in German hands. Aged 21. Son of the Rev. Thomas Duncan Miller, M.A., and Margaret Julia Grant Miller, of Inveraven, Bridgend, Perth. Commemorated on Hollebosch German Cemetery Memorial 19, HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
[Listed as Major on CWGC] Lieutenant, acting Captain, 7th Battalion (Territorial), Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action in France, 27th May 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dickson, of Blyth Bridge, Dolphinton, Peeblesshire. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in LA VILLE-AUX-BOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 7.
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action at Hullugh, France, 13th October 1915. Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83.
John [Gibson]
Private 4528/A, 53rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Killed at Tincourt, France, 30th September 1918. Aged 36. Born Crookston, Peeblesshire. Emigrated aged 24. Enlisted Ariah Park, New South Wales, Australia. Son of John G. Ballantyne pf Mansfield, Balerno, Scotland. . Farmer by trade. Educated at Newlands, Peeblesshire. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 14.
[Listed as Private on Memorial] Lance Corporal 7117, 15th Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died of wounds in France 1st October 1916. Aged 20. Born Craigurd, Dolphinton, enlisted Edinburgh, resident Dolphinton. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 1.
David Henderson
Private, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds in England 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, Peeblesshire. See also Newlands memorial.
Erected by the heritors members and adherants
of Kirkurd Parish Church and relatives of those
Unveiled by Lady Carmichael, 27th Sept 1919

1 May 2005

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