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.
Copyright © Evelyn Rose 2005
Everlasting Memory of the
Men of this Parish who fell
in the Great War 1914 - 1919
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, Peeblesshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL.
Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1 and 2.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
died that we might live
Everlasting Memory of the Men
of this Parish who fell in the
Second Great War 1939 - 1945
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.
- real forename is probably John but there are too many to choose
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.
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.
died that we might live