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|The casualties (in the lined off section) are named on the Eskdalemuir War Memorial as:
Pte. JAMES BELL, K.O.S.B.
James Bell age 20 Private (45934) 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James died of pneumonia in the Thomas Hope Hospital in Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Born 1898 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Thomas and Maggie (Brown) Bell, of Langshawburn, Eskdalemuir and of Boykenhopehead, Corrie Common, Lockerbie.
Died on Service on 27 April 1919 and buried in Langholm Cemetery. (CWG)
Pte. THOMAS ELLIOT, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Elliot age 27 Private (16859) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a ploughman at Nether Cassock, Eskdalemuir when he enlisted in November 1914. He joined the 2nd KOSB in France in April 1915 and was wounded a month later. He then served with the 1st KOSB before joining the 6th Battalion. Thomas was buried in the Tees Trench Cemetery but was re-interred in Tilloy in August 1921.
Born 1890 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Joseph and Mary (Gibson or Smith) of Foulbog Farm, Eskdalemuir.
Killed in Action on9 April 1917 and buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, France.
Sons of the late Rev. John Tully Falside of the United Free Manse, Davington, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire.
The brothers are also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the St. Cuthbert's United Free Church in Lockerbie.
Pte. JAMES FALSIDE, K.O.S.B.
James Falside age 19 Private (27096) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1898 in Eskdalemuir. Youngest son of the late Rev. John Tully Falside and of his second wife Jemima Jessie (Macintosh) Falside of 33 Livingston Place, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action on 25 August 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
L.Cpl. JOHN FALSIDE, K.O.S.B.
John Cuthbert Rutherford Falside age 19 Lance Corporal (1460) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a trainee solicitor in Lockerbie and a member of Territorial 5th KOSB. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in early June 1915. Three weeks later he was killed.
Born 1896 in Eskdalemuir. Son of the late Rev. John Tully Falside and of his second wife Jemima Jessie (Macintosh) Falside of 33 Livingston Place, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 29 June 1915 and buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
and their older brother
THE REV. Wm. FALSIDE, C.F.
William James Falside age 35 Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplains' Department.
William had graduated from Glasgow University and was awarded his MA in 1906. He became the minister at the Howgate United Free Church near Penicuik in Mid-Lothian in September 1911 and he enlisted from there as Private (81959) in the Royal Army Medical Corps in January 1916. He served in East and West Africa before he was commissioned as a Chaplain to the Forces in December 1917 and served in Ireland before going to Italy. He contracted influenza on the journey and died of pneumonia in the Faenza Military Hospital near Bologna.
Born 1883 in Eskdalemuir. Son of the late Rev. John Tully Falside and of his late wife Elizabeth (Semple) Falside.
Died on Service on 7 October 1918 and buried in Faenza Communal Cemetery, Italy.
Also named on the Howgate Village War Memorial, the Howgate Church Roll of Honour and on the Penicuik War Memorial, all in Mid-Lothian, and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.
Pte. WALTER FLETCHER, C.Hrs.
Walter Fletcher age 33 Private (S/18630) Depot, formerly 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Walter was a shepherd at Twiglees Farm, Eskdalemuir when he enlisted in June 1915. He was posted to the 5th Camerons in France in October but just under a year later he was admitted to 11th General Hospital at Camieres and evacuated to the 2nd Western General Hospital in Stockport where he died of tuberculosis and meningitis.
Born 1883 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Walter and Janet (McWhirter) Fletcher of Twiglees, Eskdalemuir.
Died on Service on 28 September 1916 and buried in Stockport (Willow Grove) Cemetery, Cheshire.
Sgt. JOHN HOGG, D.C.M. M.M. S.H.
John Hogg, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal age 32 Sergeant (S/9045) 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John had been a farm servant at Twiglees and Burncleugh Farms in Eskdalemuir. He joined his battalion in France in October 1915. He was wounded in 1916 and awarded a M.M. and in the following year he was awarded a D.C.M. as S/9045 Sjt. J. Hogg, Sea. Highrs. (Langholm).
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all the officers of his company except one had become casualties during a hostile counter-attack, which had pierced our line on both flanks, he organised the platoons near him under heavy barrage of machine-gun fire, steadied them, and issued orders whereby the line was able to hold firm and inflict heavy losses on the enemy.
Born 1885 in Eskdalemuir. Son of David and Catherine (Little) Hogg of Burncleugh, Eskdalemuir and of Boreland, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action on 22 August 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Pte. THOMAS HOGG, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Hogg age 22 Private (23856) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1894 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Peter and Jane (Little) Hogg of Burncleugh, Eskdalemuir and of Stennieswaterfoot, Westerkirk, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1917 and buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, France.
Also named on the Ewes Parish War Memorial and on the Westerkirk Parish War Memorial in Bentpath village.
Pte. DAVID JARDINE, Cns.
David Jardine age 31 Lance Corporal (A/40512) 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
David served his apprenticeship in Islesteps, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire before he emigrated to Canada. He was working as a carpenter and was a member of the local militia, the 52nd Regiment (Prince Albert Volunteers) when he enlisted at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in December 1914. He sailed from Canada in June 1915 and was posted to his battalion in France in August 1915. David was reported wounded and missing near Courcelette.
Born 1885 Ewes, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Georgina Graham (Baird) Jardine of Davington, Eskdalemuir and of Robert Jardine of 24 Butts Street, Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 27 September 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Annan Parish Church Roll of Honour, on the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial and on the Prince Albert Honour Roll.
Pte. JOHN FRANCIS LITTLE, Cns.
John Francis Little age 24 Private (892577) 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
John emigrated to Canada just before the war. He was farming at High Bluff, Manitoba when he enlisted at Winnipeg in November 1916. He contracted measles and was in hospital in Winnipeg until April when he was able to rejoin his unit. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in May 1917 and was posted to his battalion in France in September 1917. John was admitted to the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station with shrapnel wounds but died four days later.
Born 1893 in Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Jane (Henderson) Little of Clerkhill Cottage, Eskdalemuir and of Billholm, Westerkirk, Langholm. Husband of Maggie or Margaret (Armstrong) Little of 10 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh and of York Villa, Stanwix, Carlisle who he married in Carlisle in June 1917. John was granted permission to marry on 25 June 1917.
Died of Wounds on 16 November 1917 and buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Westerkirk Parish War Memorial in Bentpath village.
Pte. JOHN MALCOLM, K.O.S.B.
John Malcolm age 20 Private (16654) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a member of the Langholm Rugby Team and an apprentice joiner in Langholm when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but he was killed at Loos when the ammunition he was carrying was hit and exploded.
Born 1895 in Auchterderran, Fife. Son of the late Mary Nelson (Love) Malcolm and of James Malcolm of The Schoolhouse, Eskdalemuir.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1915 and buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France.
Sgt. THOS. McDONALD, M.M. Cns.
Thomas Fraser McDonald, Military Medal age 38 Lance Sergeant (687112) 72nd Battalion, (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) Canadian Infantry.
Thomas had been in Canada for 13 years and was a labourer when he enlisted at Kamloop, British Columbia in November 1915. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in October 1916 and joined his battalion in France in April 1917. He was awarded a M.M. for bravery in the field.
Born 1880 in Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late Alexander McDonald, a gamekeeper of Johnstone House, and Anne (Fraser) McDonald of Craighaugh Cottage and of the Schoolhouse, Eskdalemuir.
Thomas's sister Christina married James Malcolm (widower) the Schoolmaster at Eskdalemuir in 1914 in Edinburgh. James's son John Malcolm was killed on 25 September 1915. (See above)
Killed in Action on 2 September 1918 and buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, France.
L.Cpl. PETER McROBERT, K.O.S.B.
Peter McRobert age 22 Lance Corporal (23695) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Peter was a shepherd at Potburn, Ettrick, Selkirkshire when he enlisted in May 1916. He joined the 7th/8th KOSB in France in September 1916.
Born 1895 in Tundergarth, Dumfriesshire. Son of James and Jane (Armstrong) McRobert of White Knowe, Hutton and of Cowburn Cottage, Corrie, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 16 December 1917 and buried in Heudicourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Hutton & Corrie Parish War Memorial in Boreland, on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Ettrick Parish War Memorial.
Pte. JAMES MURRAY, S.Gds.
James Murray age 23 Private (11414) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
James worked as a shepherd with his father. He enlisted in October 1914 and joined his battalion in France on 2 April 1915.
Part of F Company, 2 Scots Guards were surrounded and killed to a man at Festubert on 16 May, 1915. The Times of May 29th 1915, in an article written by John Buchan about Festubert, states: -
"In this part of the battle, a Company of the Scots Guards, with two officers, got too far ahead and were cut off...........when some days later we took the place we found the Guards lying on the field of honour with swathes of the enemys dead around them."
Born 1892 at Over Fingland Farm, Abington, Crawford, Lanarkshire.
Son of Isobella (Murray) Murray and of Benjamin James Murray of Minniegryle Farm, Moniaive, of Aberlosk Farm, Eskdalemuir and of Farden Mollock, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. They married in 1894 in Crawford.
Missing in Action on 16 May 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
L.Cpl. JOHN SCOTT, M.F. POLICE.
John Scott age 39 Lance Corporal (P/1750) Military Foot Police, Military Police Corps.
In 1911 John was at 4 Cinque Port Street, Rye, Sussex but was based at Seaford when he enlisted in June 1915 and he had been a Constable with with the East Sussex County Police for 15 years. He was with a number of military policemen onboard the auxiliary mine sweeper HMS Hythe when it was run down by the armed boarding steamer Sarnia off the coast of Gallipoli. At the time the Hythe was transporting troops, mainly Royal Engineers from Kent, from Mudros to Sulva Bay.
Born 1876 in Eskdalemuir. Son of Henry and Elizabeth (Johnstone) of Raeburnhead and of Whiteyett, Eskdalemuir.
Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 28 October 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Pte. JAMES SHAW, K.O.S.B.
Thought to be:
James Alexander Johnstone Shaw age 24 Private (16857) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James enlisted in November 1914 and joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in May 1915. He was wounded in June and later contracted dysentery and was evacuated home. He was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB in France in March 1916 and after two periods in hospital, during which he also served with the 2nd KOSB, he joined the 1/5th KOSB in France after they had arrived from Palestine. James was killed in the battalion's last action of the war at Tieghem. He was re-interred at Harlebeke in June 1920.
Born 1894 in St. Mungo, Dumfriesshire. Son of Benjamin and Jane (Carruthers) Shaw of Path Head, St. Mungo, of Westerhall East Lodge, Westerkirk and of Drumlanrig Bridge, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 31 October 1918 and buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial.