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HALL, THOMAS, C.Q.M.S. K. O. S. B.
Thomas Hall – age 36 – Sergeant (3187109) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas had served in the Border Regiment for some years before the war. He joined the 1st KOSB when they embarked for France in 1939. He came home on leave to get married in March 1940. The Battalion crossed the Belgian frontier in May 1940 but were ordered to withdraw. Fighting their way to the coast they were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk on the night of 31st May/1st June. Thomas was Mentioned in Despatches for his actions. The 1st KOSB returned to France on D-Day, 6th June 1944, landing at ‘Queen’ Beach. Thomas was killed at Gazelle near Caen but was re-interred at Douvres in May 1945.
Born 1908 in Yetholm, Roxburghshire. Son of William and Janet (Robertson) Hall of Millheugh, Oxnam, Roxburghshire. Husband of Vivian (McDermid) Hall of 63 Great Western Road, Kelvingrove, Glasgow who he married in March 1940 in Glasgow. Their daughter, Vivian, was born in March 1944 in Redlands Hospital, Great Western Road, Glasgow.
Killed in Action on 28 June 1944 and buried in La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.
Also named on the Oxnam Parish War Memorial.


HALLIBURTON, THOMAS C. LIEUT. K. O. S. B. (PARA)
Thomas Colledge Halliburton – age 24 – Lieutenant (189323) 9th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps.
Tom was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School and at Daniel Stewart's College in Edinburgh. He was having legal training in the Town Clerk's Office when he enlisted in April 1940 and he was commissioned in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in May 1941. He transferred to the Parachute Regiment in May 1943 and was commanding 10 Platoon of “B” Company when they dropped into Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. The Battalion was widely scattered but succeeded in storming the German gun battery at Merville with a much diminished force. The survivors formed up at Amfreville Chateau and Tom was fatally wounded when leading a patrol.
Born 1920 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Thomas Colledge Halliburton (died 1941) and the late Helen Harvey (Oliver) Halliburton (died 1938) formerly of Upper Brae Villa, Jedburgh. Nephew of William Turnbull Halliburton of Jedburgh.
Died of Wounds on 7 June 1944 and buried in Ranville Churchyard, Calvados, France.
Also named on the Jedburgh Trinity Church memorial.
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HALLIDAY, JOHN F. GUNR. R. A.
John Fairbairn Halliday – age 24 – Gunner (1493772) 239 Battery, 44 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
John was employed as a butcher in High Street, Jedburgh and played for Jed-Forest Rugby Club.
Born 1918 in Westruther, Berwickshire. Son of Robert Halliday and of Janet (Fairbairn) Halliday of 63 Parkside, Jedburgh.
Died on Active Service on 10 December 1942 and buried in Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh.


HENDRY, WILLIAM L. CPL. R. S. F.
William Hendry – age 22 – Lance Corporal (3191396) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
William and his wife Mary worked for the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh when they married in 1939. The 11th Royal Scots Fusiliers was formed in June 1940 and once the unit had reached field strength it took up coastal defence activities in the Norfolk area. William died in the Cromer District Hospital, Norfolk.
Born 1919 in Linton, Jedburgh. Son of the late Christina Preston (Henderson) Hendry (died 1938) and of James Hendry. Husband of Mary (McMillan) Hendry of 65 Parkside, Jedburgh, late of Ballymena, Northern Ireland, who he married in 1939 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Active Service on 4 November 1941 and buried in Jedburgh (Castlewood) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh and on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


HOGG, GEORGE SGT. AIR GNR. R. A. F.
George Hogg – age 20 – Sergeant/Air Gunner (1829950) 218 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
George was a member of the local Air Training Corps and was a messenger with the Special Constabulary. He had served his apprenticeship as a seedsman with Charles Irvine & Sons in Jedburgh and was employed by them when he enlisted in early 1944. His Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Chedburgh in Suffolk for a raid on Gelsenkirchen but was damaged and had to be abandoned over the target area. Three of the crew including George were killed and were buried in Westerholt Cemetery to the north of Gelsenkirchen but they were re-interred in April 1947.
Born 1924 in Jedburgh. Son of Henry James Waugh Hogg and Charlotte Weir (Renilson) Hogg of 19 Forthill Avenue, Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 22 February 1945 and buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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HUNTER, JOHN GNR. R. A.
John Hunter – age 34 – Gunner (1775832) 211 Battery, 71 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
John was working for the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh when he enlisted. He died at Sulingen, between Bremen and Hanover, but was re-interred at the latter in May 1947.
Born 1911 in Eckford, Roxburghshire. Son of Helen Hunter (from 1920 Mrs Thomas Pike) Husband of Jane Robertson (Hughes) Hunter of 16 Canongate and of Priorsmeadow, Jedburgh who he married in 1929 in Morebattle, Roxburghshire.
Died on Active Service on 29 April 1945 and buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh and on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


LANG, WILLIAM L. FL. LIEUT. R. A. F. V. R.
William Laurie Lang – age 30 – Flight Lieutenant/Flying Instructor (72296), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
“Laurie” was educated at Clifton College, Bristol and at Christ Church, Oxford University from where he graduated in 1933. He went to work for Pilkington Brothers Ltd. Glass Manufacturers and gained a commission in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force with 611 (West Lancashire) Bomber Squadron when it was formed in May 1936. He became a Pilot Officer in the RAFVR in May 1938 and joined the Civil Aviation Department in London as a Junior Operations Officer a year later. He was promoted to Flying Officer in July 1939 and to Flight Lieutenant in August 1941. He served with Coastal Command before becoming Chief-Instructor at the No.15 Flight Training School at Upper Hayford, Oxfordshire. Laurie was killed when his aircraft was in collision with another over the airfield.
Born 1911 Calcutta, Bengal, India. Son of the late John Lang, formerly of the Indian Civil Service (died July 1941) and of Winifred Ethel (Laurie) Lang of Cleithaugh, Jedburgh. Husband of Frances Evelyn (Mallet) Lang of “Low Beams” Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire who he married in 1934 in Oxford.
Died on Service on 27 October 1941 and buried in Grendon Underwood (St. Leonard) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire.
Also named on the St. John's Episcopal Church memorial, The Pleasance, Jedburgh and on the Christ Church College memorial in Oxford.
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LARSEN, HILMER O. CH. PETTY OFFICER. R. N.
Hilmer Olav Larsen – age 32 – Engineman (LT/KX114075) H.M.S. Europa, Royal Naval Patrol Service.
HMS Europa, the shore base at Lowestoft, Suffolk, was the administrative headquarters for the RNPS. Hilmer had been an engineer on a Norwegian whaling vessel and had escaped from German occupied Norway to join the Norwegian Army in exile in Scotland. He became the sergeant in charge of the forestry camp at Crailing in Roxburghshire but transferred to the Royal Navy. Hilmer died of tuberculosis in the Emergency Hospital in Bridge of Earn, Perthshire.
Born c.1914 in Norway. Son of Johan and Cecilia Larsen of Stavanger, Norway. Husband of Wilma Crozier (Renilson) Larsen of 17 Headrigg, Jedburgh who he married in 1941 in St Austell, Cornwall.
Died on Service on 14 April 1946 and buried in Jedburgh (Castlewood) Cemetery. (CWG)


LESLIE, ROBERT L. CPL. K. O. S. B.
Robert Leslie – age 25 – Lance Corporal (14278918) 9th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had been a policeman with the Roxburghshire Constabulary in Jedburgh for three years when he enlisted in September 1942. He had previously been in the grocery trade. The 9th KOSB were on coastal defence duties in the Norfolk area when Robert died in an accident in Norwich.
Born 1917 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Son of James and Marion (Buchanan) Leslie of Galashiels. Husband of Janet Slight (Hay) Leslie of Galashiels who he married in 1942 in Galashiels.
Died on Service on 3 June 1943 and buried in Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery, Selkirkshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.


LOWRIE, JOSEPH CRAFTSMAN. R. E. M. E.
Joseph Lowrie – age 37 – Craftsman (14210891) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Joseph had been a gardener at Clifton Park. Linton Roxburghshire before becoming a chauffeur to Colonel Home of Bassendean House, Berwickshire. Joseph was attached to the 2nd Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry in the 6th Armoured Division when he was killed.
Born 1906 in Mordington, Berwickshire. Son of the late Andrew Lowrie, formerly a shepherd at Hundalee, Jedburgh (died 1942) and of Mary Farmer (Waddell) Lowrie of 18 Thornfield Avenue, Selkirk. Husband of Agnes (Fergie) Lowrie of Clairvale, Paxton, Berwickshire and of Berwick-on-Tweed who he married in 1933 in Hutton, Berwickshire.
Killed in Action on 20 July 1944 and buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.
Also named on the Paxton War Memorial.
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LUCK, JOHN GNR. R. A.
John Luck – age 29 – Gunner (6342752) 85 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery.
John was a regular soldier who had served in Palestine and other overseas locations before the war. He trained at Birdhope Craig in Northumberland, near Carter Bar, and frequently visited Jedburgh where he met and married his wife in 1938. John had been evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940. He arrived at Singapore with his unit in January 1942 was captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore a month later. John was transported to work in the copper mines in Formosa (Taiwan) and he died at Taihoku No.6 Camp. He was buried in Diachoku Cemetery but was re-interred on Hong Kong Island in July 1947.
Born c. 1916 in Kent. (I cannot trace) Son of Robert and Rose Ann (Bowles) Luck of 65 Heath Road, Maidstone, Kent. Husband of Mary Hardie Aitken (Halliday) Luck, of Bountrees Road, Jedburgh who he married in 1938 in Jedburgh.
Died on Service on 24 May 1945 and buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, China.
Also named on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


McDONALD, ALEXANDER F. CPL. A. & S. H.
Alexander Fleming McDonald – age 24 – Corporal (2985175) 8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Born 1918 in Bathgate, West Lothian as Alexander Fleming. Son of the late Ellis Waring McDonald and Sarah (Fleming) McDonald who married in 1919 in Bathgate. Husband of Jean Alison (Young) McDonald of 9 Queen Mary's Buildings, Jedburgh who he married in June 1942 in Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 28 November 1942 and buried in Beja War Cemetery, Tunisia.


McDONALD, WALTER T. SGT. R. A. F.
Walter Thomson McDonald – age 21 – Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner (974023) 115 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Walter was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School and at Kelso High School and worked for the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh. He enlisted at the outbreak of war. Walter's Wellington bomber had taken off from RAF Marham in Norfolk for a raid on Duisberg but the aircraft crashed near Nederweert, south of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The crew were buried in Venlo Military Cemetery but were re-interred at Jonkerbos in 1947.
Born 1920 in Jedburgh as Walter Thomson McMurray McDonald. Son of the late David McMurray McDonald and Helen Thomson McDonald of Forthill Avenue Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 16 July 1941 and buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh.
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McGUIGAN, WILLIAM PTE. K. O. S. B.
William McGuigan – age 27 – Private (3190747) 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William had been a butcher in Jedburgh and was a motor transport driver with the KOSB when he died in a road crash near Marnoch in Banffshire.
Born 1916 in Campsie, Stirlingshire. Son of James Young McGuigan and Mary (Shields) McGuigan of 24 Forthill Avenue, Jedburgh.
Died on Service on 13 April 1943 and buried in Jedburgh (Castlewood) Cemetery. (CWG)


McGUINNESS, JOHN C. SGT. K. O. S. B.
John Clair McGuinness – age 32 – Sergeant (3187619) 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
John lived at 4 Bongate Gardens, Jedburgh and worked for the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh as an engineering assistant before he and his family moved to 43 Dean Avenue, Dundee. He had been a member of the Territorials and was mobilised in September 1939, spending over five years on active service including the landings on Walcheren Island, at the mouth of the Scheldt in November 1944. He then fought through into Germany but was killed at Einste near Bremen. John was buried there but was re-interred at Becklingen in October 1946.
Born 1912 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire as John Clair McGinnes. Son of the late Thomas McGuinness (died 1941) and Bridget (Clair) McGuinness of 54 Bankend South, Jedburgh who had married in 1908 in Airdrie as McGinnes.
Husband of Agnes Shepherd (Buick) McGuinness of Craigiebank, Dundee who he married in 1937 in Jedburgh as John Clair McGuinness.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1945 and buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh, on the St Patrick's R.C. Church memorial in Dundee and on the City of Dundee Roll of Honour.


McGUIRE, JAMES PTE. K. O. S. B.
James McGuire – age 23 – Private (3193035) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was employed at the North British Rayon factory (the so called Silk Mill) prior to leaving Jedburgh for Edinburgh. In 1939 a building known as Yates Retreat, in the village of Theydon Bois near Epping in Essex, was requisitioned as accommodation for the 6th KOSB who were engaged on security and other duties in the area. In the early hours of 18 November 1940 a German parachute mine dropped by the Luftwaffe struck the Retreat killing thirty men and injuring many others.
Born 1917 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire as James Brady McGuire. Son of Patrick McGuire and of Mary Diamond (Brady) McGuire of Parkland, Jedburgh and of Carrickknowe, Edinburgh.
Killed by Enemy Action on 18 November 1940 and buried in Edinburgh (Mount Vernon) Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Also named on a memorial plaque in St. Mary's Church, Theydon Bois.
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McINTOSH, DOUGLAS B. FL. OFFICER. R. A. F.
Douglas Berry McIntosh – age 36 – Flying Officer/Radio Operator (Air) (147774) 166 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Douglas was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School before serving his apprenticeship in his father's grocery business. He took the post of department head in a leading grocers in Princes Street in Edinburgh and lectured on grocery subjects in Further Education classes. He was living in Sale in Cheshire when he enlisted and he was commissioned from Leading Aircraftman (1497201) to Pilot Officer in July 1943, and was promoted in January 1944. His Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Kirmington in Lincolnshire for a raid on Numberg but the aircraft crashed at Michelsrombach. The crew were buried there but were re-interred in Hanover in June 1947.
Born 1908 in Selkirk. Son of Robert and Mary (Berry) McIntosh of Castlegate, Jedburgh. Husband of Catherine or Irene Moore (Locke) McIntosh of 1 Arcadia Avenue, Brooklands, Sale, who he married in 1938 in Kelvingrove, Glasgow. His son, Ian Douglas McIntosh, was born in Sale Cottage Hospital in December 1943.
Killed in Action on 31 March 1944. and buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Sale War Memorial in Trafford, Greater Manchester.


MOODY, WILLIAM PTE. R. S. F.
William Moody – age 29 – Fusilier (3194424) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
William worked for the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh.
The 1st RSF spent the whole war as part of the 29th Independent Infantry Brigade Group. It entered Burma in February 1944, returning to India in June 1944 before flying into North Burma in August 1944 and advancing south to Mandalay. William was buried in Sahmaw War Cemetery but was re-interred in Taukkyan in July 1954.
Born 1915 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland. Son of William and Lizzie Moody of Gracehill, Ballymena. Husband of Jessie (Oliver) Moody of 5 Cornelius Close, and of Bongate Gardens, Jedburgh who he married in 1936 in Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 30 November 1944 and buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.
Also named on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh and on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.
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OLIVER, MICHAEL 2nd ENGINEER, M. N.
Note: Seaman records give his name as Michael Boston Oliver.
Michael Oliver – age 50 – Second Engineer Officer, S.S. Empire Tiger, Merchant Navy.
In the early 1930's Michael worked as a marine engineer and was an engineer with the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh at the outbreak of war. The “Empire Tiger”, an American built cargo ship owned by the Ministry of War Transport, was sailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia to the Clyde when she was lost south of Iceland.
Born 1891 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of William and Catherine (Gillies) Oliver. Husband of Agnes Robson (Kay) Oliver of 5 Stratheden Place, Jedburgh who he married in 1921 in Jedburgh.
Lost at Sea on 27 February 1941 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Also named on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh and on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


OUTTERSON, GEORGE A. FL. OFFICER. R. A. F.
George Alexander Outterson – age 30 – Flying Officer/Air Bomber (154243) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
George was educated at the Berwickshire High School at Duns before he joined the laboratory staff at the North British Rayon Company in Jedburgh. He enlisted from there in 1943 and as Leading Aircraftman (1565666) he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in November 1943. He was promoted in May 1944. George was on a training flight on a Lancaster bomber of 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit from RAF Woolfox Lodge in Rutland when it crash landed at RAF Fiskerton in Lincolnshire after suffering engine failure. All of the crew, bar the rear gunner, were killed.
Born 1914 in Langton, Berwickshire. Son of the late Janet (Gray) Outterson (died 1940) and of Alexander Weir Outterson of Gavington, Duns, Berwickshire. Husband of Davina Fairbairn (Macdonald) Outterson of 21 Forthill Avenue, and of 6 Stratheden Terrace, Jedburgh who he married in 1939 in Jedburgh.
Died on Service – 2 April 1945.
Commonwealth War Grave – Jedburgh (Castlewood) Cemetery.
Also named on the North British Rayon Company memorial in Jedburgh, on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church, and on the Berwickshire High School memorial in Duns.
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OWEN, JAMES G. C. A/B. R. N.
James George Cairns Owen – age 20 – Able Seaman (P/SSX 23998) H.M.S. Bittern, Royal Navy.
James was employed in the grocery department of Jedburgh Co-operative Society when he joined the navy in 1938. James became Jedburgh's first war casualty when he was a gunner on the sloop “Bittern” when she was hit by German bombers off Namsos, Norway. The ship was abandoned and survivors were rescued by the Destroyer "Janus" before she torpedoed and sunk the “Bittern”.
Born 1920 in Bedrule, Roxburghshire. Son of James and Annie Jane (Cairns) Owen of 1 Bongate Gardens, Jedburgh. Grandson of James Cairns late of Monklaw Farm, Jedburgh.
Killed in Action/ Lost at Sea on 30 April 1940 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


RALPH, GEORGE W. PTE. A. & S. H.
George Wiseman Ralph – age 23 – Private (2986221) 8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
The 8th Battalion had landed in Algeria in November 1942 as part of Operation Torch and later in the month moved into Tunisia.
Born 1919 in Burghead, Morayshire.
Son of the late Christina Ralph, from 1924 Mrs. James Biddall, (died 1940) and of Francis George Wiseman. Husband of Joan or Joy Scott (Laidlaw) Ralph, of 15 Queen Street, Jedburgh who he married in January 1942 in Jedburgh. George and Joy's daughter Margaret was born in January 1943 in Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 28 November 1942 and named on the Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
Also named on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the Burghead War Memorial as G.W. Ralph and as G. Wiseman.
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REED, DONALD E. SGT. R. A.
Donald Eustace Reed – age 36 – Officer Cadet (1025609) Royal Artillery.
Donald's body was found in the early hours of the morning at the lodge gates of Ancrum House, Roxburghshire. He had arrived at St. Boswells Station on leave from his unit in Wales and, since no transport was available, he had decided to walk the 10 miles to his home in Jedburgh but had suffered a heart attack and died.
Born 1904 in Rochford, Essex. Son of the late Margaret Elizabeth (Goodridge) Reed (died 1914) and of Ernest John Reed of “Netheravon” Church Road, Shoeburyness, Essex. Husband of Jean Hay (Taylor) Reed of 74 Headrigg, Jedburgh who he married in November 1940 in Jedburgh.
Died on Service on 25 February 1941 and buried in Jedburgh (Castlewood) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church.


STEWART, GEORGE R. FL. SGT. R. A. F. V. R.
George Ronald Stewart – age 23 – Flight Sergeant (1365996) 625 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
George was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School and from 1937 at George Watson's College in Edinburgh. He enlisted at the outbreak of war and was trained in navigation in Canada, the USA and in South Africa. His Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Kelstern in Lincolnshire for a raid on Stuttgart but the aircraft crashed off the French Coast.
Born 1921 in Jedburgh. Son of George and Eliza Grange (Easton) Stewart of Valleyview, Jedburgh.
Missing in Action on 13 March 1944 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Also named on the George Watson's College memorial and on the Jedburgh Trinity Church memorial.


TELFER, GEORGE C. FL. SGT. BOMBER COMMD. R. A. F.
George Crooks Telfer – age 20 – Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner (1825587) 102 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
George worked with the Forestry Commission and was a messenger with the special constabulary before he enlisted in September 1943. His Halifax bomber had taken off from RAF Pocklington in Yorkshire for a raid on Magdeburg but the aircraft crashed near Langelsheim and the crew were buried in Wolfhagen im Harz. They were re-interred in Hanover in November 1946.
Born 1924 in Jedburgh. Son of Adam Drummond Telfer and of Ann Pringle (Crooks) Telfer of 20 Cairnmount, Jedburgh. Ann died in March 1945.
Killed in Action on 16 January 1945 and buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Jedburgh Trinity Church memorial.
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WALDIE, ALEXANDER A. SGT. R. A. F. V. R.
Alexander Ashcroft Waldie – age 29 – Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner (1101233) 50 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Alexander served his apprenticeship in the Bank of Scotland in Jedburgh and was working in the West George Street branch in Glasgow when he enlisted. His Lancaster bomber had taken of from RAF Swinderby in Lincolnshire for a raid on Le Havre but the aircraft crashed in the target area.
Born 1913 in Jedburgh. Son of the late John James Waldie (died 1918) and Ann Palmer (Ashcroft) Waldie of Queen Mary's Buildings, Jedburgh.
Killed in Action on 12 August 1942 and buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France.
Also named on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the Bank of Scotland memorial in Edinburgh.


WALES, SAMUEL CPL. R. A. O. C.
Samuel Wales – age 36 – Corporal (60811) Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
Born in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Samuel worked as a motor lorry driver and coal salesman in Jedburgh before going into business as a coal merchant. He joined up at the outbreak of war and was a transport driver. Samuel died of multiple injuries in a military hospital after a road accident.
Born 1907 in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire. Son of Charles and Jean (Weir) Wales. Husband of Lily or Lillias (Elder) Wales of 10 Bongate Gardens, Jedburgh who he married in 1930 in Jedburgh.
Died on Active Service on 27 August 1943 and buried in La Reunion War Cemetery, Algeria.
Also named on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


WALKER, HAROLD R. ENGINEER. M. N.
Not listed by CWGC.
Harold Richard Walker – age 33 – 6th Engineering Officer, M.V. British Strength, Merchant Navy.
Harold had served his apprenticeship as an engineer in Galashiels before he went to sea. He was serving on the tanker “British Strength” when he became ill and he died as the ship was in a convoy at the entrance to the English Channel.
The “British Strength” was shelled and sunk by the German battleship Scharnhorst in March 1941.
Born 1906 in Jedburgh. Son of the late Annie (Hartley) Walker (died 1915) and of the late Alexander Walker of the Dispensary, Jedburgh (died 1929) Husband of Barbara Jamieson (Middlemist) Walker of 48 Headrig, Jedburgh who he married in 1930 in Edinburgh.
Died on 1 November 1939 and buried at sea.


WARD, JOHN J. PTE. Q. O. C. H.
John James Ward – age 34 – Private (6976019) 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
John had been a plasterer's labourer and was serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he married in April 1940. The 5th Cameron Highlanders, as part of the 51st Highland Division, sailed for Egypt in August 1942 and landed at the entrance to the Suez Canal. After acclimatisation they took up positions to defend the western approaches to Cairo before they were moved forward in preparation for the attack into defensive "boxes" 25 miles east of El Alamein. The attack commenced on the night of 23/24 October.
Born 1907 in Gorbals, Glasgow. Son of the late Frank James Ward and the late Maggie (Stone) Ward. Husband of Christina (Lowrie) Ward of 5 Blackhills Close and of 44 Castlegate, Jedburgh who he married in 1940 in Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 24 October 1942 and buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the memorial in Jedburgh Old and Trinity Church and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.
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