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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Berwickshire News of 11 December 1917 reporting on the deaths of the three Gough brothers noted that "As a memorial to these 3 soldiers, to Capt. Marrow, Mrs Gough’s son-in-law, who was killed during the first landing Gallipoli, and to Pte. John Dawson, L-Cpl. Robt. Dodds, Cpl. John Galbraith, Pte. Arnold Robinson, Pte. Wm. Norris, all belonging the Leitholm District, and any others from the District who may fall on service, it is intended to erect at the west end of Leitholm, a modest monument in the form a Celtic Cross. Arrangements for this are in the hands of Mrs Gough and Rev. T. Leitholm Manse, Coldstream."

The layout of the memorial makes it not obvious that there are two sets of three brothers listed - the Goughs and the Watsons.
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TROOPER JOHN DAWSON, EAST AFRICAN RIFLES, MAY 13, 1915.
John Dawson – age 26 – Trooper (507) East African Mounted Rifles.
John had been managing a ranch in East Africa when he volunteered to join the EAMR in January 1915.
Born 1889 in Eccles as John Alexander Dawson. Son of the late Jane (Dick) Dawson (died 1907) and of Peter Dawson (died 1912) of Grizelrig, Leitholm.
Missing in Action on 13 May 1915 and named on the Nairobi British and Indian Memorial, Kenya.


CORPl. ROBERT DODDS, ROYAL ENGINEERS, DEC. 24, 1915.
Robert Dodds – age 28 – 2nd Corporal (61801) 80th Field Company, Royal Engineers.
Robert was a joiner in Leitholm, where he was a member of the church choir, when he enlisted. He landed with his company in France in July 1915 as part of the 18th (Eastern) Division but he was killed by a sniper just before Christmas.
Born 1887 in Fogo, Berwickshire. Son of Margaret Agnes Rutherford of Fogorig, Fogo and of James Dodds of Mersington, Eccles and of Leitholm.
In 1891&1901 Robert was living with his father at Mersington.
Killed in Action on 21 December 1915 and buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France.


Pte. GEORGE DOUGLAS, 1/4th K.O.S. BORDERERS, APR. 19, 1917.
George Douglas – age 24 – Private (200919) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was a ploughman at Printonan Farm near Leitholm in Eccles Parish when he enlisted in January 1915 and as Private (7616) he joined his battalion in Egypt. He then served in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1892 in Mordington, Berwickshire. Son of Robert and Alison or Alice (Redpath) Douglas of Printonan Farm, Leitholm.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.


Pte. WILLIAM FAIRGRIEVE, A. & S. HIGHLANDERS, AUG. 30, 1915.
William Holmes Fairgrieve – age 30 – Private (S/6675) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
William had been a member of the Leitholm Church choir and was a joiner to trade. He had emigrated to Canada over a year before war was declared but returned to enlist in November 1914. He joined his battalion in France in June 1915 but he was killed by a sniper three months later.
Born 1885 in Ednam, Roxburghshire. Son of Helen Fairgrieve of Leitholm. Brother of Ellen & Agnes of Leitholm.
Killed in Action on 31 August 1915 and buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France.
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Three sons of the late Colonel Bloomfield Gough (died 1904) formerly of the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, and of Maria Jean (Hunter) Gough of Belchester House, Leitholm.


LIEUT. JOHN BLOOMFIELD GOUGH, ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY, SEP. 8, 1914.
John Bloomfield Gough – age 28 – Lieutenant, “D” Battery, Royal Horse Artillery.
John was educated at Haileybury College in Hertfordshire and was commissioned in the RHA in December 1906. In 1911 he was a Lieutenant with the 66th Battery, Royal Field Artillery in India. He was with “D” Battery, RHA in Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland when they were ordered to mobilise on 4 August 1914 and under the command of 1st Cavalry Division they landed at Le Havre on 17 August. John was killed near Coulommiers to the east of Paris and was buried at the Farm of Hotel du Bois, Jouarre. He was re-interred after the war.
Born 1886 in Colonmel, Tipperary, Ireland.
Husband of Marian Ethel (Phipps-Hornby) Gough of Brookhampton House, North Cadbury, Somerset who he married in August 1914 in Newbridge, Naas, Kildare, Ireland.
Killed in Action on 8 September 1914 and buried in Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery, France.


LIEUT. OWEN GOUGH, XII BENGAL CAVALRY, DEC. 30, 1915.
Owen Gough, Military Cross – age 28 – Lieutenant, 12th Indian Cavalry.
Owen was commissioned in the East Lancashire Regiment in October 1907. After promotion to Lieutenant in 1910 he transferred to the Indian Army in December 1911 and was posted to the 12th Bengal Cavalry. At the outbreak of war he was in Dublin and he went to France with the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. He served for a year as ADC to his cousin Sir Hubert Gough and then as a Staff Captain and was awarded a M.C.
Owen had then been ordered to join his Regiment in Mesopotamia and he was on the Passenger Steamer “Persia” when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-38 south of Crete.
Born 1887 in York.
Killed by Enemy action/ Lost at Sea on 30 December 1915 and named on the Chatby Memorial, Egypt.


LIEUT. RUPERT GOUGH, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, OCT. 28, 1917.
Rupert Gough, Military Cross – age 26 – Second Lieutenant, 71st Battery, Royal Field Artillery.
Rupert had emigrated to Australia when he was just 17 and lived in Queensland and then in New South Wales. On hearing of his brother John's death in September 1914, he sold up and returned home. After training at the Royal Military College at Woolwich he was commissioned in November 1915 and joined his battery in France in April 1916. He was awarded a M.C. “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty (on 24 October 1917). When a shell hit the cook-house, killing three men and wounding two, he organised a party under heavy shelling and succeeded in evacuating the wounded, afterwards setting to work to make the damage good
Rupert was fatally wounded two days later while acting as a Forward Observing Officer and died in a Casualty Clearing Station.
Born 1891 in Dundalk, Ireland.
Died of Wounds on 28 October 1917 and buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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LIEUT. MARTIN HUNTER OF ANTONS HILL, 9th LANCERS, APRIL 11, 1918.
Martin Hunter – age 20 – Lieutenant, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers.
Martin was educated at Bow Durham school and Eton College before attending the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He was commissioned in March 1915 and went to France in February 1916. Martin was wounded in late March 1918 and died two weeks later in the British Red Cross Hospital at Wimereux.
Born 1897 at Anton's Hill, Leitholm, Eccles. Only son of Lt. Colonel James Hunter, late of 9th Lancers, and Jessie Louisa (Scott-Kerr) Hunter of Anton's Hill, Leitholm and of Medomsley, Co. Durham.
Died of Wounds on 11 April 1918 and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.
His original wooden grave marker is displayed in the private cemetery at Anton's Hill.


CORPl. ROBERT LILLIE, 2nd A. & S. HIGHLANDERS, SEP. 29, 1918.
Robert Lillie – age 22 – Corporal (S/7008) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert was a gardener at Langrig, Leitholm when he enlisted in December 1914 and he landed with the 11th Argylls at Boulogne in July 1915. He was wounded in May 1916 and again in August when he was evacuated home. He returned to France in April 1917 and was posted to the 1/7th Battalion but was evacuated home again in September. Robert joined the 2nd Argylls in France a year later but was killed within two weeks.
Born 1896 in Whitsome, Berwickshire. Son of Isabella Thompson Lillie.
In 1901 he was living with his grandparents Robert and Morailla Faldon Lillie in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire and in 1911 he was with Robert and his eldest sister Margaret Guthrie Lillie in Coldstream.
Killed in Action on 29 September 1918 and buried in Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, France.


CAPt. EDWARD ARMFIELD MARROW, K.O.S. BORDERERS, APR. 26, 1915.
Edward Armfield Marrow – age 31 – Captain, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Edward was educated at Harrow School before attending the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He was commissioned from there in the KOSB in January 1902 and served with the 2nd KOSB in India until 1906. He was promoted to Lieutenant and then to Captain in April 1910, serving at Berwick-on-Tweed until 1912. He then joined the 1st KOSB in India and was appointed Adjutant in May 1914. At the outbreak of war the battalion were at Lucknow and they returned to the UK, via Egypt, in December 1914 but in March 1915 they sailed again, landing at Gallipoli on 25 April when Edward was killed.
Born 1883 in Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Son of the late Major Peter Marrow, King's Dragoon Guards (died 1903) and of Mary (Stewart) Marrow of Belhaven Hill, Dunbar, East Lothian. Husband of Constance Marion (Gough) Marrow of Belchester, Leitholm who he married in 1911 in Norham, Northumberland.
He was the brother-in-law of the three Gough brothers named above.
Killed in Action on 25 April 1915 and buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Harrow School memorial and roll of honour, on the Dunbar Burgh and Parish War Memorial and on an individual memorial in St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Dunbar.
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Pte. WILLIAM NORRIS, SCOTS GUARDS, JAN. 1, 1915.
William Norris – age 20 – Private (9174) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
William enlisted in August 1914 and joined the Scots Guards in Belgium in November 1914. He was initially reported wounded after an attack at Givenchy on New Year's Day 1915 but he was later reported missing.
Born 1895 in Kirk Yetholm, Roxburghshire. Son of John Norris and of Margaret Frater of Graden, Linton, Roxburghshire and of Lochrig, Leitholm.
John and Margaret married in 1905 in Linton.
Missing in Action on 1 January 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Yetholm Parish War Memorial.


Pte. ARNOLD ROBINSON, A. & S. HIGHLANDERS, NOV, 15, 1915.
Arnold Robinson – age 25 – Private (3587) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Arnold served his apprenticeship as a grocer in Duns, Berwickshire and worked in Dunbar and Berwick. He was employed in Greenlaw when he and his brother Theodore (3591) enlisted in September 1914. They landed with their battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 and served at the battle of Loos in September. Arnold was badly wounded in November and died a week later in the No. 8 Red Cross Hospital in Le Touquet.
Born 1890 in Etal Village, Ford, Glendale, Northumberland. Son of Henry and Elizabeth (Jopling or Reay) Robinson of the Plough Inn in Leitholm and of Main Street, Chirnside, Berwickshire
Died of Wounds on 15 November 1915 and buried in Le Touquet-Paris Plage Communal Cemetery, France.
Theodore survived the war.
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Three sons of the Rev. John Mitchell Watson and Margaret Adamson (Dodds) Watson of Leitholm
United Free Church and of 8 Millerfield Place Edinburgh. He had been the minister at Leithom for over 30 years when he retired in 1911.


Pte. NORMAN B. WATSON, ROYAL SCOTS, AUG. 16, 1915.
Norman Blythe Watson – age 23 – Private (1029) 1/4th Battalion (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots.
Norman was educated at Berwickshire High School in Duns and was a Student of Law at Edinburgh University in 1914. He had enlisted in the Territorial 4th Royal Scots in 1911 and he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was wounded a month later and evacuated to hospital in Malta where he died.
Born 1892 in Eccles.
Died on Active Service on 16 August 1915 and buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.
Also named on the Berwickshire High School memorial and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.


CAPt. JOHN M. WATSON, 4th K.O.S. BORDERERS, NOV. 13, 1916.
Note the date error.
John Mitchell Watson – age 27 – Captain, 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was educated at Berwickshire High School in Duns and was a Student of Law at Edinburgh University in 1914. He had enlisted in the Territorial 4th Royal Scots in 1911 and as Corporal (1028) he was mobilised in August 1914. He was commissioned in the 4th KOSB in January 1915 and joined his battalion at Gallipoli in August. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was promoted to Lieutenant and Captain and where he became the battalion's Adjutant. John was killed at the taking of El Mughar.
Born 1890 in Eccles.
Killed in Action on 13 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Berwickshire High School memorial and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.


LIEUT. WILLIAM E. WATSON, 17th KINGS LIVERPOOL REGt. MARCH 24, 1918.
William Erskine Watson – age – Second Lieutenant, 17th Battalion (1st City) The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
William was educated at George Watson's College in Edinburgh before he joined the Commercial Bank of Scotland as apprentice in the Edinburgh Warrender Park branch in October 1915. He enlisted as Private (S/14197) in the Black Watch and was promoted to Lance Corporal in October 1916. He was commissioned in The King's in April 1917 and joined his battalion near Ypres in June.
Born 1897 in Eccles.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
Also named on the George Watson's College memorial and on the Commercial Bank of Scotland memorial in Edinburgh.
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1939 – 1945

WARRANT OFFICER JACK JENKINSON, R.A.F. JUNE 13, 1944.
John Andrew Jenkinson – age 22 – Warrant Officer (1057230) 98 Squadron, Allied Expeditionary Air Force, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Jack was an air gunner on a North American Mitchell bomber which had taken off from RAF Dunsfold in Surrey. In the aftermath of the Normandy landings the Squadron operated in close support of the advancing Allied armies.
Born 1922 in Eccles. Son of the late Andrew Brown Jenkinson (died 1943) and of Jane Cassie (Riddell) Jenkinson of Leitholm. Husband of Jessie Ida (Robins) Jenkinson, of Norwich, Norfolk who he married in 1943 in Norwich.
Killed in Action on 13 June 1944 and buried in Fontaine-La-Louvet Churchyard, France.


ADMIRAL SIR BERTRAM RAMSAY, K.C.B. K.B.E. M.V.O. JANUARY 2, 1945.

Sir Bertram Home Ramsay – age 61 – Admiral, Royal Navy. Allied Naval Commander in Chief.
Knight Commander of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Member of the Royal Victorian Order. Grand Officier Legion de Honneur (France), Commander Legion of Merit (U.S.A.), Order of Ushakov (Russia).
He came out of retirement at the outbreak of World War II, oversaw the evacuation of British forces from Dunkirk in 1940 and then commanded landing operations in the Allied amphibious assault on Sicily in July 1943 and the naval forces used in the Normandy Invasion in 1944. He was killed when his aircraft crashed on take off at Toussus-le-Noble, France while on his way to meet Field Marshal Montgomery in Brussels.
Born 1883 in Hampton Court Palace, London. Son of Brigadier-General William Alexander Ramsay and of Susan Newcombe (Minchener) Ramsay. Husband of Helen Margaret (Menzies) Lady Ramsay of Bughtrig House, Leitholm who he married in 1929 in Duns, Berwickshire.
Died on Active Service on 2 January 1945 and buried in St. Germain-en-Laye New Communal Cemetery, France.
Also named on a memorial window in Christ Church in Duns, on the church's WW2 memorial, on a plaque in St Paul's Cathedral, a window in Portsmouth Cathedral and on a statue in Dover Castle.
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LIEUTENANT RONALD S. TULLOCH, ROYAL ENGINEERS JANUARY 25. 1944.
Ronald Smith Tulloch – age 23 – Lieutenant (194282) Royal Engineers attached to 5 Field Company. West African Engineers, Royal West African Field Force.
Ronald was educated at Abbey St. Bathans, Berwickshire and at Daniel Stewart's College in Edinburgh where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps. He went on to study engineering at Edinburgh University and was commissioned from the University's OTC in July 1941. In early 1943 he was posted to West Africa and then to India before taking part in the Burma campaign.
Born 1920 at Bridgend in Duns, Berwickshire while his father was schoolmaster at Abbey St Bathans. Son of Laurence Andrew William Tulloch and of Bessie (Smith) Tulloch of the Schoolhouse, Leitholm, Eccles and of North Berwick, East Lothian.
Missing in Action on 25 January 1944 and named on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.
Also named on the Eccles Parish War Memorial.


TROOPER JAMES WELSH, ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS. NOVEMBER 13, 1944.
James Welsh – age 22 – Trooper (11412486) 1st King's Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps.
In November 1939 the Regiment deployed to Egypt as an armoured car regiment and it fought in North Africa and Italy, taking part in the Battle for Monte la Difensa in December 1943 and the advance to the Gothic Line in late 1944.
Born 1922 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Euphemia (Shiel) Welsh (died 1930) and of George Welsh of Kames East Mains, Leitholm.
Killed in Action on 13 November 1944 and buried in Cesena War Cemetery, Italy.


FLYING OFFICER THOMAS WOOD, ROYAL AIR FORCE JANUARY 5 1945.
Thomas Wood – age 22 – Flying Officer (165019) 418 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Squadron, Second Tactical Air Force, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Thomas was educated at Leitholm School and at Berwickshire High School in Duns before he became a surveyor for Messrs Wimpey. He was commissioned from Leading Aircraftman (1567387) in April 1944 and promoted in October. His squadron, flying Mosquitos, was transferred to close support work with the Second Tactical Air Force in the Low Countries in November. His remains and those of his pilot, Flight Lieutenant Hugh Stinson Glassco (J/5131) R.C.A.F., were recovered from Walsdorf Cemetery in Germany and re-interred at Rheinberg in February 1948.
Born 1922 at Leitholm, Eccles. Son of the late Annie Ormiston (Easton) Wood (died 1941) and of Andrew Wood of East End, Leitholm.
Killed in Action on 5 January 1945 and buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Eccles Parish War Memorial.
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