Stow War Memorial
In Grateful Memory of the men from Stow Parish who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War 1914 - 1919
|L Cpl||Robt Affleck||Tank Corps|
|Driver||Geo Aitchison||ASC||George was born in Blackadder, Berwick, the son of Thomas and Janet Sheil Aitchison of Chapel St, Selkirk. He served as Driver T2/14411 in the ASC after enlisting in Galashiels. He died on 1 November 1917 'at home' and rests in Selkirk, Shawfield Cemetery.|
|A B Brown|
|L Cpl||Herbert Brown|
|Lt||T E Thorburn Brown||Thomas Elliot Thorburn Brown, was thr son of Adam Thorburn Brown of Torquhan, Stow. He served in the 3rd Btn. He was mentioned in the London Gazette in 1914 when he had completed the Officer Training Corps and was to become a 2nd Lieut (on probation). He Died of Wounds after twice previously being wounded, on 20 September 1918 and rests in Grevillers British Cemetery.|
|Pte||Jas Brydon||Canadians||James was born on 11 December 1884 in Stow, the son of Mrs Elizabeth Brydon and was by calling a herdsman. James lived in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and signed his attestation papers in a fine hand on 14 March 1916. James was 5' 7" tall with a 42" fully expanded chest. He had a fair complection, blue eyes and light brown hair, weighed 192lbs and was a Presbyterian. James served in the Canadian Infantry as Pte 910893 and died on 10 April 1917 being remembered on the Vimy Memorial along with many other Canadians|
|L Cpl||Andw Burrell||Tank Corps||Andrew was the son of Mrs Helen Burrell of Cotland Place, Stow, Midlothian. He enlisted in Galashiels and became 1144, Machine Gun Corps, later becoming L/Cpl 200020 in the Tank Corps. He was KIA on 20 September 1917 aged 20 and is remembered along with many others on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.|
|L Cpl||Alexr Chisholm||Black Watch||Alexander was the son of Archibald Chisholm of Union Street, Galashiels. He also enlisted in Galashiels and became L/Cpl S/6226 in the Black Watch. He was KIA on 19 July 1915 aged 29 and is remembered in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery near Bethune.|
|Pte||Archd Chisholm||HLI||Archibald was the son of Archibald Chisholm and brother of Alexander (above). Archibald enlisted in Edinburgh and became Pte 7545 in the HLI. He died of wounds on 13 March 1915 age 34, just a few short months before his brother. He rests in the Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie.|
|Chas Chisholm||Gordon High||
Charles was the son of James and Jessie Chisholm of Galabank, Stow. His Attestation Papers show that he was born in Catpair, Midlothian and enlisted in Galashiels, jooining the Gordon Highlanders as Pte S/6435. He was KIA on 25 Sept 1915 aged 22 and is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
|Henry Cowe||ASC||Henry was the son of William and Euphemia Cowe of Muirjouse, Stow. He stated on his Attestation Papers that he was born in Melrose but lived in Crookstonheriot. He joined the RASC as Pte M2/079419 and died on 30 June 1918 aged 24 and he rests in Pernes British Cemetery|
|Pte||Robt G Crombie||RS||Robert Gilbert Crombie was born in Edinburgh but lived in Sunnybank, Stow. he enlisted in Edinburgh, joining the Royal Scots as 4264, later transferring to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) as Pte 202368. He was KIA on 20 May 1917 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial|
|Jas H Doig||Canadians||James Henderson Doig was the son of William and Jane Doig of Caldarvin. He was born on 10 June 1884 in Stow and was a carpenter by calling. He has previously served in the 5th Royal Scots and the 2nd KOSB and been in the 79th CHof C. He signed his Attestation Papers in Winnipeg in a good, clean and confident hand. James was 31 years old and 5 months when he 'signed up', being 5' 9" tall, with a dark complection, gray eyes and black hair and of the Presbyterian persuation and was classed as fit with no visibal marks or scars on November 9th 1915. He died on 2 February 1917 aged 33 and rests in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi.|
|Robt Frier||KOSB||Robert was the son of James and Jane Frier of 10 Hall Street, Galashiels and husband of Christina Binnie Brier of Stow Brae, Stow. He served enlisted in Stow, joining the Kings Own Scottish Borderers as Pte 201541 and was KIA on 18 April 1917 aged 34 and is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial.|
|Cpl||Thos Govenlock||Black Watch||Thomas was the son of Thomas and Jane Govenlock of Lee Place, Stow. He stated on his papers that he was born in Clovenford and enlisted in Dunblane. He joined the Black wath as Pte S/9028 and was KIA on 24 October 1916 aged 26. Thomas is remembered along with many others on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Pte||Thos Hardie||KOSB||Thomas was born in Stow and enlisted in Galashiels. He joined the KOSB as Pte 20405 and was KIA on 1 July 1916, the 1st Battle of the Somme and is remembered with many others who lost their lives on this day, on the thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Capt||J T C Ireland||Chaplain||The Rev. John Thomas Craig Ireland was the husband of Agnes of 18 Braid Crescnt, Edinburgh. he served in the Army Chaplains' Department and drowned on 4 May 1917 aged 45 - possibly as a result of being on the Hired Transport ;Transylvania' which was torpedoed off Cape Vado on 4 May with the loss of more than 400 lives. The bodies were recovered and buried 2 days later. John is remembered on the Savona Memoria, Italyl.
Note - the memorial has 270 + names from the 'Transylvania' and the cemetery containes 85 casualties, all but 2 are from the Transylvania.
|Pte||Robt Johnston||SR||Possibly, Robert Johnston born in Galashiels, the son of William and Mary Isabella Johnstone of 28 Market Street, Galashiels. He enlisted in Galashiels, becoming Pte 200708 in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. Robert died of wounds on 1 May 1917 and rests in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.|
|L Cpl||Thos H Keddie M.M.||RS||Thomas Haliday Keddie was born in Stow, the son of David and Robina Keddie, who after the war were living at 10 Caledonian Road, Edinburgh. Thomas enlisted in Edinburgh, joining the Royal Scots (Lotian Regiment) and serving as Pte 351061. He was KIA on 23 April 1917 aged 19 and rests in Roeux British Cemetery.|
|Pte||David Laidlaw||Seaforths||David was born in Galashiels and enlisted in Edinburgh, where he joined the Seaforth Highlanders as Pte S/7825. David was KIA on 7 January 1916 and is remembered on the Basra Memorial.|
|Anthony B Lauder||KOSB||Anthony Bell Lauder was born in Proctor, Rosburgh, lived in Fountainhall, Midlothian and enlisted in Glencorse. He joined the KOSB and became Pte 201410. Anthony Died of Wounds on 14 November 1917 and rests in Ramleh War Cemetery|
|Hy T Laurie||RS|
|Tpr||W D Winton||2nd Life Guards|
|Dond M Mallen||HLI||Possibly, Donald Miller Mallen who was born in Eddleston, the son of George and Elizabeth Mallen of Stow. He enlisted in Peebles. He served as Pte 40190 in the 5th Glasgow Battalion and Died of Wounds on 21 September 1918 and rests in Sunken Road Cemetery, Boixleux-St. Marc.|
|Pte||Jas H Monro||RSF||James Hume Monro was the son of John and Margaret. He was born in Stow and enlisted in Edinburgh and served as Pte 20582 in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He Died of Wounds on 7 May 1917 aged 39 and rests in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.|
|Walter Nicol||KOSB||Walter was born in Stow and enlisted in Galashiels. He served as Pte 20619 in the KOSB and was KIA on 30 July 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.|
|Cpl||Robt Oliver||SR||Robert was the son of Robert and Marion Clark Oliver of Stow. He was born in Melrose, lived in Lauder and enlisted in Galashiels. He served as Pte 20730 in the Cameronians and was KIA on 19 September 1918 aged 31 and is remembered on the Doiran Memorial - close to the Greek / Yugoslav frontier near lake Doiran.|
|Pte||Wm Ovens||ASC||William Mitchell Ovens was the husband of Elspeth of Townhead, Stow. He served as Pte M2/194156 in 818 M.T. Coy of the Army Service Corps. He died on 26 Novembr 1919 aged 33 and is rests in Tehran War Cemetery.|
|Wm Porteous||SR||Willie was the son of William and Isabella Porteous of Nethershiels, Stow. He served in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) as Pte 20731. He died on 3 Octobrer 1917 aged 26 and rests in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery with over 10,000 other casualties including one woman, Nellie Spindler|
|Alex M Pringle||KOSB||Alexander Martin Pringle was the son of the late William and Elizabeth Pringle of Stow. He served as pte 200303 in the KOSB after enlisting in Lauder. He Died of Wounds on 5 December 1917 aged 22 and rests in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery on the eastern side of Suez Canal 160km north east of Cairo and 50km south of Port Said.|
|Alex Rutherford||Alexander was the son of James and Janet Rutherford of Jessiefield, Stow. He was born in Stow, lived in Lauder and also enlisted there, joining the KOSB as Pte 4485. He was KIA on 12 July 1915 aged 20 and is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey which bears more than 21,000 names|
|Adam G Scott||Adam was the son of Adam G Scott and husband ofJanet Quarrie Scott of 5 Dewar Place, Edinburgh. Adam was born in Lilliesleaf, lived in Lauderf and enlisted in Galashiels. He joined the KOSB as Pte 29398 and was KIA on 23 July 1918 aged 30 and is remembered on the Soissons Memorial.|
|L Cpl||Geo J Smith||Seaforths||George was born in Stow, the son of George Smith of Laurel Bank, Stow. He enlisted in Galashiels, where he became Pte S/9226 in the Seaforth Highlanders. He was KIA on 22 February 1917 and is remembered on the Basra Memorial|
|Sec Lt||John Stuart||Black Watch||John was the son of the late Mr William Stuart and his wife of Luffness Mill House, Aberlady. He served in the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) and was KIA on 28 July 1918 aged 20 and rests in Buzancy Military Cemetery, near Soissons, France.|
|Sgt||Archd R Wood||KOSB||Archibald Robertson Wood was born in Galashiels, lived in Stow and enlisted in Lauder. He joined the KOSB and became Sergeant 200215. Archibald died on 29 October 1918 and rests in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.|
|Pte||Kenh C Wood||
Kenneth Cameron Wood was the son of Mr & Mrs William Wood of 175 Scott Street, Galashiels. He was born in Galashiels, lived in Selkirk but enlisted in his home town, joining the KOSB as Pte 6475. He was KIA on 12 July 1915 aged 20 and is remembered on the Hells Memorial.
1939 - 1945
|Sig||Robert Allan||Royal Corps Signals||Robert was the son of Elizabeth Turnbull of Lauder. he served in the Searchlight Bde. as Signalman 2327586 and died between 28 May 1940 and 2 Junbe 1940. Robrert is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial.|
|Sec Lt||Adam Thornburn Brown||L & B Yeom||Adam served as 2nd Lieut 87960. He died with his tank crew on 2 June 1940 or 5th June 1940 aged 36. He also is remembered on the Dunkirk Memorial|
|Pte||Hall Brown||Black Watch||Hall served in the Black Watch as Pte 2763460. He died on 12 June 1944 aged 32 and rests in Ranville War Cemetery.|
|Carp||Charles Clark||Merchant Navy||Charles Anderson Clark was the husband of Jane who lived in Stow. He served as a carpenter on S.S. River Lugar (Glasgow). He died on 26 June 1941 aged 45 and is remembered on Tower Hill Memorial.
Note:- At 01:49hrs on 27 June 1941 (note date difference) the SS River Lugar was, while in convoy torpedoed and sunk by U-69, south west of the Canary Islands. 6 crew members were rescued, two passengers, the ships master and 35 crew lost their lives.
|L Cpl||Alexander Douglas M.M.||Black Watch||Alexander was the son of Frank and Catherine of Stow. He served as pte 3196426 and died on 19 August 1944 aged 33. He rests in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery and was awarded the MM|
|Cpl||Angus J Milne||Cameronians SR||Angus John Milne was the son of John Honey Milne and his wife Mary of Stow. Angus served as pte 14214466 and died on 6 June 1944 and is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial along with nearly 27,000 other casualties.|
|Stoker||Thomas McQueen||Royal Navy||Thomas was the son of Thomas Seaton McQueen and his wife Jane, of Dunscore, Dumfriesshire. He served as Stoker 1st Class D/KX 101346 on HMS Gloucester an died on 22 May 1941 aged 22 and is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Note:- HMS Gloucester was sunk on 22 May 1941 during the Battle of Crete with the loss of 722 men out of 807. She was attached by Stuka's being hit by 4 bombs. The wrecksite of the Gloucester is protected under the Protection of Military Remains Act.
One crew member was Norman Catlin, former footballer with Southampton
|Fl Sgt||Robert Montgomery||RAAF|
|Christopher J Mullins||KOSB||Christopher John Mullins was the son of James and Grace of Ferniehirst, Midlothian. He served as 3065832 in the KOSB and died on 21 January 1945 aged 20. Christopher rests in Sittard War Cemetery, Netherlands|
|Capt||Denis H Orrock||RA||Denis Heriot Orrock was the son of William Archibald and Isabella Currie Orrock of Fountainhall, Midlothian. He served as 71581 in the RA and died on 4 November 1943 aged 25. He rests in El Alamein War Cemetery|
|Sq Sgt Maj||William C Ramage||RTR||William Cockburn Ramage was the son of Stephen Hunter Ramage and his wife Jane, and husband of Olive Joan Ramage of Haslemere, Surrey. He served as 7886749 and died on 13 June 1944. He rests in Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery|
|Gunner||Andrew Riddell||Maritime Regt|
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