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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Middlebie Great War Reply with quote

UKNIWM 44202

Location, inside Parish Church at OS Map Ref: NY 215 762

Names:
ROBERT ARMSTRONG
GEORGE BELL
WILLIAM BELL-IRVING
ROBERT CARLYLE
THOMAS J CARLYLE
WILLIAM R CHALMERS
JAMES M DALZIEL
JOHN DAVIDSON
DAVID DINWOODIE
WALTER GRAHAM
GEORGE HINSHELWOOD
JAMES M KERR
WILLIAM LAIDLAW
ANDREW McCRACKEN
WILLIAM F McKINNEL
THOMAS McLELLAN
THOMAS MORRIN
PETER MURDOCH
WALTER MURDOCH
WILLIAM MURDOCH
JAMES NELSON
ROBERT PALMER
ROBERT PORTEOUS
DAVID G PATTERSON
JAMES RILEY
SAMUEL C ROGERSON
JAMES SHANNON
ROBERT SHANNON
WILLIAM SINCLAIR
JOHN TEASDALE
JOHN THOMSON







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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few names I looked up...........


Name: SHANNON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Tank Corps
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 28/09/1918
Service No: 307991
Additional information: Son of John Shannon, of Old Pennersaughs, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, and the late Rebecca Shannon (nee Carrick).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. A. 5.
Cemetery: SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC

Name: CARLYLE, THOMAS JOHNSTONE
Initials: T J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 05/10/1917
Additional information: Son of Thomas Robert Carlyle, of Templehill, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 48.
Cemetery: YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY

Name: CARLYLE
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. D. 5.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES

Name: McCRACKEN
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 19772
Additional information: Son of David and Christina McCracken, of Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire; husband of Christina Strachan McCracken, of 45, Scott St., Baillieston, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 24.
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (COMELY BANK) CEMETERY

Name: PALMER, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Service No: S/5556
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, of Sature Mill, Middlebie, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. 27.
Cemetery: CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL

Name: PATTERSON (PATERSON ON SNWM)
Initials: D G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 08/08/1917
Service No: 240806
Additional information: Son of the late David Graham Patterson and Williamina Byers Patterson. Enlisted Nov., 1914.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 59.
Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY


Name: ROGERSON, SAMUEL CAMPBELL
Initials: S C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: London Regiment
Unit Text: 20th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 24/07/1916
Service No: 6186
Additional information: Son of William B. and Catherine Rogerson, of Carruther's Hill, Waterbeck, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 17.
Cemetery: FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R(obert) Carlyle was the elder brother of Thomas Johnstone Carlyle - the only sons of Thomas and Jean Carlyle. There is a little piece and (not very good) photo of Robert here: http://www.sonsofgalloway.org.uk/5thkosb/stories.html

Thomas was a 5th KOSB officer but only ever served overseas with the 2nd Battalion, with which he was killed in action during the Battle of Broodside at 3rd Ypres.
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Stewartry wrote:
R(obert) Carlyle was the elder brother of Thomas Johnstone Carlyle - the only sons of Thomas and Jean Carlyle.


Thanks for adding this, I suspected they might be brothers but could not prove it from Robert's CWGC entry.
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Robert and Thomas Carlyle.
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1914 1918

ROBERT ARMSTRONG
.
Robert Armstrong age 28 Private (17901) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a shepherd at Eskdalemuir when he enlisted in the 2/5th KOSB. He was posted to the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in July 1915 but a month later he was killed.
Born 1887 in Westerkirk Dumfriesshire. Son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Brown) Armstrong of Whitehill , Ecclefechan and of Burntcleugh, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 11 August 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial.


GEORGE BELL.
George Bell age 21 Private (S/22474) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
George was a joiner living in Church Street when he enlisted as Private (1232) in the Territorial 5th KOSB in Moffat in March 1913. He was mobilised in August 1914 but transferred to the 2/5th Reserve Battalion in December. He was transferred again to the 12th Scottish Provisional Battalion in June 1915. He was discharged from the KOSB in March 1916 and re-enlisted into the Camerons under the terms of the Military Services Act, 1916.
Born 1896 in Hutton & Corrie, Dumfriesshire. Son of William Park Bell and of Margaret (Armstrong) of Carterton Cottage, Hutton and of Callister Hall, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Hutton & Corrie Parish War Memorial in Boreland, on the Lockerbie War Memorial, on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, on the Springkell Estate Workers memorial at the former Kirkconnel Church near Eaglesfield and on the Waterbeck Church memorial.


WILLIAM BELL-IRVING.
William Bell-Irving age 37 Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Royal Scots and the Royal Flying Corps.
William was commissioned from Lance Corporal in the 10th (Cyclists) Battalion of the Royal Scots in October 1914. He joined the RFC in the summer of 1915 and was based at Dover before moving to Norwich where his squadron was flying anti-Zeppelin patrols. His aircraft was seen to dive into the ground. The pilot was injured but William was killed.
Born 1878 in Middlebie. Son of the late Elizabeth Stone (Brydon) Bell-Irving and of David Jardine Bell-Irving of Whitehill, Lockerbie Step-son of Hettie (Lea) Bell-Irving. Husband of Jean Miller (MacPhail) Bell-Irving of Hewke, Lockerbie.
Died on Active Service on 27 October 1915 and buried in St. Mungo Old Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
Also named on the St. Mungo Parish War Memorial in the parish church in Kettleholm village and on the Lockerbie War Memorial.
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ROBERT CARLYLE.
Robert Carlyle age 22 Second Lieutenant, 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was educated at St. Mary's school in Melrose and at Edinburgh Academy before working in his father's wool and seed merchant business. He enlisted at the outbreak of war as a Private but by the end of August he had been commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but a month later Robert was killed at the attack at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1892 in Middlebie. Son of Thomas Robert Carlyle and of Jean Graham (Miller) Carlyle of Templehill, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 12 July 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, on the Waterbeck Church memorial and on the Edinburgh Academy War Memorial.

and his brother

THOMAS J. CARLYLE
.
Thomas Johnstone Carlyle age 19 Lieutenant, 5th Battalion attached to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Edinburgh Academy and went from school to a commission in the 5th KOSB in December 1915. He joined the 2nd KOSB in France in February 1917 and was promoted to Lieutenant in July 1917 but three months later he was killed at Passchendaele.
Born 1898 in Middlebie. Son of Thomas Robert Carlyle and of Jean Graham (Miller) Carlyle of Templehill, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 5 October 1917 and buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, on the Waterbeck Church memorial and on the Edinburgh Academy War Memorial.

Their sister, Margaret Lee Carlyle, served in France with Scottish Churches Huts.
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WILLIAM R. CHALMERS.
William Ross Chalmers age 24 Private (1609) 28th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
William and his brother James emigrated in 1913 and became gold miners at Hack's Mine, Sandstone, Western Australia. He enlisted in March 1915 and sailed from Freemantle in June. He landed at Gallipoli in September and returned to Alexandria in January 1916 before sailing to Marseilles in March. William was a member of the Machine Gun Section when he wounded on 29 July and died in the 44th Casualty Clearing Station at Puchevillers on the following day.
Born 1892 in Annan, Dumfriesshire. Son of James and Josephine (Ross) Chalmers, of Linbridgeford Mill, Waterbeck, Ecclefechan.
Died of Wounds on 30 July 1916 and buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Waterbeck Church memorial.

James Chalmers enlisted as Private (3291) in August 1915 and sailed from Freemantle in November. He returned to Australia on 28 February 1919.


JAMES M. DALZIEL.
Not listed by CWGC died after cut-off date.
Note: most military records have Dalziel(l) Civil records have Dalzell.

James Murray Dalziel or Dalzell age 33 Gunner (636661 & 187802) Royal Field Artillery
James was a gamekeeper at Wauchope, Langholm when he enlisted in the RFA in December 1915. He was placed in the Army Reserve until November 1916 when he was mobilised and posted to the second line 321st Brigade and then to the 4th & 6th Reserve Brigade. He was posted to the 168th Brigade in France in January 1918 but returned to the 4th Reserve Brigade in September. He was demobilised in March 1919. James was diagnosed with neuroasthenia, which was attributed to his military service, and he was granted a military pension in May 1921 but he died of a brain tumour at his home at Auchenrivoch, Canonbie just over a year later.
Born 1889 in Middlebie. Son of the late John and Isabel (Murray) Dalziel of Burnfoot Lodge, Middlebie. Husband of Ann Leslie (Irving) Dalziel of Auchenrivoch, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire who he married in Annan, Dumfriesshire in 1914.
Died on 26 August 1922 and buried in Langholm Cemetery, Dumfriesshire.


JOHN DAVIDSON.
John Davidson age 29 Private (23836) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was posted to the 1st KOSB before transferring to the 6th Battalion. He died of pneumonia in hospital in Etaples.
Born 1887 in Middlebie. Son of Walter and Janet Carruthers (Coltart) Davidson of Torbeckhill, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Died on Active Service on 24 March 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Waterbeck Church memorial.
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DAVID DINWOODIE.
David Dinwoodie age 30 Private (28074) 1/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
David was a ploughman at Rowanburn, Canonbie when he enlisted as Private (34348) in the Border Regiment in May 1916. He was mobilised in May 1917 and was posted to the 1st Battalion in France in September but was transferred to the LNL. David was a Lewis Gunner when he was killed two months later.
Born 1887 in Half Morton, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late James and Isabella (Harkness) Dinwoodie of Broadbeck, Waterbeck, Middlebie. Husband of Euphemia (Cowan) Dinwoodie of 30 Rowanburn, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire who he married in 1915 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire.
(Source: CWGC and Service record but cannot trace on GRoS)
Missing in Action on 18 November 1917 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


WALTER GRAHAM.
Walter Jackson Graham age 17 Private (2199) 2nd/1st Lothians and Border Horse.
Walter was an undergamekeeper with the Duke of Buccleuch when he enlisted in early 1915. He was stationed at Amisfield Camp, Haddington, East Lothian when he contracted measles and died of pneumonia.
Born 1899 in Middlebie. Son of the late John Graham and of Isabella (Jackson) Graham of Falford Bar, Middlebie and of Hatts Cottage, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Died on Service on 9 January 1916 and buried in Langholm Cemetery, Dumfriesshire. (CWG)
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Waterbeck Church memorial.


GEORGE HINSHELWOOD.
Note: CWGC spell his name as Hinslewood. All other records and memorials have Hinselwood.
George Hinslewood age 28 Private (29292) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was posted to the 2nd KOSB before transferring to the 7th/8th KOSB.
Born 1889 in Middlebie as Hinselwood. Son of James and Mary Ann (Sime) Hinselwood of Eaglesfield. Husband of Catherine (Taylor) Hinselwood who he married in 1916 in St. Ninians, Stirling.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, and on the Kirtle Church memorial in Kirtlebridge village.
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JAMES M. KERR.
James Melrose Kerr age 25 Second Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
James was commissioned in the 5th RSF in October 1914 but went to France in October 1915. He joined the 5th RSF in Egypt after they were withdrawn from Gallipoli. He was drowned near Port Said.
Born 1890 in Coldingham, Berwickshire. Son of William and Eliza (Purves) Kerr of Middlebie Schoolhouse and of Kirklea, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Died on Active Service on 3 September 1916 and buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, and on the Waterbeck Church memorial.


WILLIAM LAIDLAW.
Possibly - but no obvious link to Middlebie:
William Laidlaw, Military Medal age 25 Lance Sergeant (S/3092) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
William was a riveter at the Cochrane Boilermaker Works at Newbie near Annan when he enlisted in the Argylls in August 1914. He had previously served in the Territorial 5th King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was with the 3rd Reserve Battalion until October 1915 when he joined his battalion in France. He was wounded in May 1916 but was able to rejoin his battalion three months later. He was awarded a M.M. for bravery in the field and was promoted to Sergeant in May 1917.
Born 1892 in Tundergarth, Dumfriesshire. Son of Charles and Jemima Thomasina (Armstrong or Clark or Linn) Laidlaw of Three Trees Road, Newbie, Annan, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 12 June 1917 and buried in Crump Trench British Cemetery, Fampoux, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, on the Annan War Memorial and on the Cochrane Company Roll of Honour.


ANDREW McCRACKEN.
Andrew McCracken age 26 Private (19772) 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was a gardener at Whatton Lodge, Gullane, Haddington when he enlisted. He was in training in Edinburgh when he died of a perforated appendix in the Craigleith Military Hospital.
Born 1889 in Middlebie. Son of David and Christina (Anderson) McCracken of Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire. Husband of Christina Strachan (Gorrie) McCracken of 2 Ferguson Place, Duddingston, Edinburgh and of 45 Scott Street, Baillieston, Glasgow who he married in 1913 in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.
Died on Service on 1 July 1916 and buried in Edinburgh (Comely Bank) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial.
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WILLIAM E. McKINNEL.
William Ewart McKinnell age 27 Lance Corporal (1014) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a gamekeeper at Burnfoot Hall, Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1888 at Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Catherine Crichton (Ewart) McKinnell of Glasgow Street, Maxwelltown and of New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire. His next of kin was his sister Mrs. Mary Genmmel of New Abbey.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the New Abbey Parish War Memorial.


THOMAS McLELLAN.
Thomas McLellan age 18 Private (62742) 4th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Thomas was serving at Kinross in Fife when he contracted pneumonia and died in the Military Hospital in Dunfermline.
Born 1900 in Eaglesfield, Middlebie. Son of Janet McLellan and of James Theodore McMaster. (Janet, aged 54 married James, 57, in 1916 in Middlebie)
Died on Service on 9 November 1918 and buried in Middlebie Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, and on the Kirtle Church memorial in Kirtlebridge village.


THOMAS MORRIN.
Thomas Morrin age 26 Lance Corporal (29302) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a warehouseman in Glasgow, living with his parents at 75 Stobhill Cottages, Springburn, and was almost 19 years old when he enlisted as Gunner (482) in the 3rd City of Glasgow Battalion of the Royal Field Artillery in March 1909. He served with the battalion until March 1916 and had been promoted to Sergeant when he was discharge after his full 7 years of service. Thomas was employed by Messrs T&R Carlyle, Seed Merchants, Waterbeck when he enlisted in the 2nd KOSB but was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB in France..
Born 1890 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late Janet (Dempster) Morrin of Glasgow Street, Maxwelltown and of Thomas Morrin. Step-son of Agnes (Milligan or McLellan) Morrin of Springburn, Glasgow. Nephew of Councillor William J. Dickie of 36 Glasgow Street, Maxwelltown.
Missing in Action on 12 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, and on the Waterbeck Church memorial.
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Note: the D&G Standard of 8/12/1917 p.3 refers to David Murdoch of Blenkins and that his grandson Walter was in hospital in Kantara with a gunshot wounds to his right foot sustained on 19/11/1917 and that his brother Peter was in hospital in Palestine with dysentery.
However the D&G Standard of 21/8/1918 p.2 reports Walter's death and details, and that his brother William of the Suffolk Regiment had been killed on 24 /5/1918 in France.
All three men are also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the memorial to Springkells Estate Workers on the former Kirkconnel church near Eaglesfield.
Peter and Walter are also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.


PETER MURDOCH.
Peter Murdoch age 25 Private (1349 & 240224) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Peter was living in the Lockerbie area when he enlisted there. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and later served in Egypt and Palestine before the battalion moved to France in April 1918. He was buried at Oulchy Le Chateau but was re-interred at Raperie in September 1919.
Born 1893 at Newbie Cottage, Annan as Peter Reid. Son of Peter Reid and of Agnes Murdoch (later Mrs Richard Young, m.1901) of Ashyards Gate, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie.
Grandson of David Murdoch of Blenkins, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 29 July 1918 and buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, France.


WALTER MURDOCH.
Walter Murdoch age 26 Private (1753 & 240435) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was educated at Eaglesfield school and was a farm servant at The Grange, Tundergarth, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted at Lockerbie in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and later served in Egypt and Palestine. He was wounded in Palestine in November 1917 and treated in hospital at Kantara in Egypt before the battalion moved to France in April 1918. He was wounded again in July and died in the 1st Australian General Hospital in Rouen.
Born 1893 at Newbie Cottage, Annan. Son of Jane Murdoch.
Grandson of David Murdoch, of Blenkins, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 2 August 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

and Walter's brother

WILLIAM MURDOCH
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William Murdock age 34 Private (44161) 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
William was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police and had enlisted at Stratford in London as Private (P/7832) in the Military Foot Police in January 1917. He was stationed at Le Havre docks in April but was transferred to the Suffolks.
Born 1883 at Burn Cottage, Thornhill, Morton, Dumfriesshire. Son of Jane Murdoch.
Grandson of David Murdoch of Blenkins, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 24 May 1918 and buried in Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, France.
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JAMES NELSON.
James Nelson age 27 Private (804 & 240025) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James worked on his father's farm at Stockbridgehill, Middlebie. As a Territorial he was mobilsed in August 1914 but was only drafted to the 1/5th Battalion in Egypt in October 1916. He served in Palestine and then moved with his battalion to France in April where they were posted to the 34th Division.
Born 1891 in Middlebie. Son of George and Jane (Copeland) Nelson of Stockbridgehill, Middlebie.
Killed in Action on 29 July 1918 and buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France.
Villemontoire is connected entirely with the victorious advance of the 15th (Scottish) and 34th Divisions, under French leadership, in the period from the 23rd July to the 2nd August 1918.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.


ROBERT PALMER.
Robert Palmer age 23 Private (S/5556) 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Robert was a civil servant in the Board of Agriculture in Edinburgh when he enlisted in December 1915. He joined his battalion in France in June 1916.
Born 1892 in Middlebie. Son of John and Jane (Maxwell) Palmer of Satur Mill, Middlebie, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 30 July 1916 and buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Board of Agriculture memorial in St. Andrew's House in Edinburgh.
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ROBERT PORTEOUS.
Robert Austin Porteous age 20 Private (201838) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert worked on his father's farm in Terregles in Kirkcudbrightshire when he enlisted in June 1916. He was reported to be wounded and missing at Gaza.
Born 1897 in Middlebie. Son of William Porteous and of Janet Hutton (Austin) Porteous of Braecroft, Terregles.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, on the Terregles Parish War Memorial.


DAVID G. PATTERSON.
David Graham Patterson age 21 Private (2549 & 240806) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
David was educated at Goudhurst, Cranbrook in Kent and enlisted in November 1914. He joined his battalion in Egypt in 1916 and served in Palestine. He died of pneumonia in the 24th Stationary Hospital at Kantara in Egypt.
Born 1896 in Chesham, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Son of the late David Graham Patterson of Chesham, Buckinghamshire and of Carruthers, Middlebie, and of Williamina Byers (Park) Patterson of Burn Grange, Ecclefechan, Hoddom, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Active Service on 8 August 1917 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, on the Waterbeck Church memorial and the Lockerbie War Memorial.


JAMES RILEY.
James Riley age 20 Private (23373) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James had served his apprenticeship as a tailor in Eaglesfield but was a chauffeur at Glenlochar House, Townhead of Greenlaw, Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire when he enlisted in April 1916.
Born 1895 at Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Martha (Farnell) Riley of Townhead of Greenlaw, Crossmichael and of Marks Farm, Kirkcudbright.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, on the Kirtle Church memorial in Kirtlebridge village, on the Crossmichael Parish War Memorials and on the Roll of Honour in Crossmichael Parish Church.
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SAMUEL C. ROGERSON.
Samuel Campbell Rogerson age 19 Private (6186) 1/20th Battalion, London Regiment.
Samuel was living in Burgh by Sands, Cumberland when he enlisted in Carlisle as Private (10/23939) in the Border Regiment. He was posted to the London Regiment.
Born 1897 at Millbank Cottage in Applegarth, Dumfrieshire as Samuel Campbell. Son of Catherine (Campbell) Rogerson and step-son of William Bell Rogerson of Carruther's Hill, Waterbeck, Middlebie.
Killed in Action on 24 July 1916 and buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial, on the Waterbeck Church memorial and the Lockerbie War Memorial.


JAMES SHANNON.
James Shannon age 21 Private (307991) 15th Battalion, Tank Corps.
James enlisted as Private (143553) in the Royal Field Artillery. He was posted as Private (26701) to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and served with the 1st and 9th Battalions before transferring to the Tank Corps.
Born 1897 in Middlebie. Son of the late Rebecca (Carrick) Shannon and of John Shannon of Old Pennersaughs, Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire.
Rebecca died in 1901 and James was living with his uncle and aunt, Gavin and Mary Johnstone at Axletreewell Farm, Hoddom near Ecclefechan. He named Mary as his next of kin.
Died of Wounds on 28 September 1918 and buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial.


ROBERT SHANNON.
Not listed by CWGC.
Thought to be:
Robert Shannon age 29 Corporal (960) Guards Machine Gun Regiment.
Robert enlisted as Private (10014) in the Scots Guards and landed in France in February 1915. He was a Railway Ticket Collector when he died of cardiac disease in Eaglesfield in 1921.
Born 1892 in Middlebie. Son of the late Agnes (Graham) Shannon and of James Shannon. Step-son of Isabella (Hastings) Shannon of Eaglesfield who married James in 1900.
Died on 30 July 1921.
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