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Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« on: Friday 19 January 07 22:27 GMT (UK) »
 I have a very old book entitled Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
 which belonged to my grandfather. It contains the names [and in most
 cases a picture ] of every Hawick man that fought in WW1 even if they no
 longer lived in the town .There is a little bit about where they fought [and in
 a lot of cases died],their regiment,their family and their home address at
 the time of the war.
 If anyone would like me to look up any of their family in it i would be glad to
 oblige.
  bougie.
Bouglas, Hogg, Crozier,Selkirkshire.; Duff,Berwickshire. Hogarth,Berwickshire.; Short,Blythe,Moore and Sproat, Ettrick;  Offord,Gould,Essex; Mcvittie,Langholm.;Armstrong,Chambers, Cononbie.
Moore,Ewes Dumfriesshire;

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 January 07 11:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi Boogie,

If you can find any information on my grandfather John Learmonth dob 19/03/1896 at 52 Loan (I think), Hawick and served with the KOSB at gallipoli.

I have not used this site before so don't know if you need an email address or slowmail address.

Thanks in anticipation

bry-l
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 January 07 17:29 GMT (UK) »
 Hi bry-l
 Welcome to Roots Chat. I'm sure you will find it very helpful when trying
 to trace your family. I have. There's always someone willing to help if
 they can .
 The bad news is that i can't find your grandfathers name in this book
 although that does not mean that he isn't pictured as some of the pictures
 are of full battallions or regiments. The people who compiled this book
 did so to the best of their ability and appologise for any omissions.
 [It was written just after the war].
 Can you tell me his exact regiment and battalion.
 I found this in the 1901 census.
  19 Howegate Hk
 Adam Learmonth 30 Wood carter b. Hawick
 Janet   "       "      31                      b.Hawick
 John    "       "        5                      b. Hawick
 If this is the correct one they lived directly across the road from my
 grandfathers family.[The houses are still there]. My late father was born
 there in 1920 and my mother was also brought up in that area and she
 can remember this family.
  bougie
Bouglas, Hogg, Crozier,Selkirkshire.; Duff,Berwickshire. Hogarth,Berwickshire.; Short,Blythe,Moore and Sproat, Ettrick;  Offord,Gould,Essex; Mcvittie,Langholm.;Armstrong,Chambers, Cononbie.
Moore,Ewes Dumfriesshire;

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 28 January 07 16:28 GMT (UK) »
  bry-l
 Did you get last message i sent you. If not ,log in and click on
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Moore,Ewes Dumfriesshire;

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 February 07 16:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bougie,

could you please check for any mention of 3 Huggan family members I am researching, killed in the Great War.
John Huggan husband of Wihelmina Parker,father Thomas Huggan,mother Jessie Douglas.
William Huggan, John's brother.
James Jeffrey Huggan,husband of Isabella Clark,father John Huggan,mother Mary Welsh.

James J Huggan was a cousin of John and William Huggan.

I believe William and James lived in Hawick and John had immigrated to Canada.
Thanks for any help,

Amanda,
Canada.
Robson,Hawick.
Dodds,Hawick
Huggan,Hawick.
Burns,Hawick.
Brash,Hawick.
Crawford,Lilliesleaf.
Hislop,Lilliesleaf.
Pollock,Roxburghshire.
Whillans,Wheelans,Scotland.
Kennedy,Ancrum.

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 February 07 23:28 GMT (UK) »
  Hi Amanda
 Found as follows; Private John Huggan of the Canadians, reported
 to have died from wounds recieved in action. Son of the late Thomas
 Huggan, dyehouse worker, Hawick, and brother of George Huggan
 10 Bright street. The deceased's wife and child live in North Vancouver.;
 Private W Huggan K.O.S.B. Youngest son of the late Thomas Huggan
 dyehouse worker 1 Allars Bank was officially reported to have died
 from wounds. The chaplain writing to the relatives said "I can truly
 state he died a little hero. It is a great sacrafice you and he have made
 but i encourage you with the thought that he gave his life for God and
 the right and what we pay now will be made up to us a thousand fold
 hereafter.;
 Gunner J Huggan R.G.A. who died of wounds on 5th November 1918
 ,was employed as a frameworker-knitter at Messrs A P Innes prior to
 enlisting. His wife and two children reside at 8 Gladstone Street.
 There are pictures of Private John Huggan and Gunner J Huggan but
 none of Private W Huggan.
 At the back of the book is the roll of honour of the men who made the
 great sacrafice; Huggan Pte W, K.O.S.B, age 19 youngest son of the
 late Thomas Huggan 1 Bright Street.;Huggan Pte John, Canadians,
 son of the late Thomas Huggan.;Huggan Gunner James J ,.R.G.A.,
 8 Gladstone st , son of Mr John Huggan, 1 Drumlanrig Square, age 30;
 There is one more Huggan in the book a son of a William Huggan.
 Let me know if you need that one
 If you want copies of the photos let me know. I don't have a scanner
 but i may be able to get my son to scan them and send them to my
 computer.
   bougie
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Moore,Ewes Dumfriesshire;

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 February 07 00:07 GMT (UK) »
I am unable to give you precise details of Armstrong relatives who could have served in WW1 from Hawick as I only have details up to the 1901 census as our branch migrated to OZ from Hawick in the 1880s.  I could not find any deaths on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for these realtives. But if it is not too much trouble are there any details for the following:

John A# son of Thomas & Christina of 9 Wellogate Place, Hawick
(there are older brothers - David, William Thomas)

Henry Telfer son of Henry Telfer and Jane Stewart Armstrong, of 5 Howegate Hawick.

(I see that you have an interest in Armstrongs from Canonbie. Above Armstrongs arrived in Hawick from Canonbie etc by the 1881 census)

Thank you.  Gazania
ALDERMAN, Bucks
BELK, Yorkshire, London
CARLING, Bedfordshire
CUNDITH,CUNDILL, Yorkshire, PALIN. Lincolnshire
FOX, Essex; Camberwell Surrey
LANE, Cork IE;Askeaton LIM, Liverpool, Clifton, Bristol
VOLLER, Surrey
WALL Clonlara Co Clare Ireland
WAREHAM, Esher, Surrey; London
WINCH, Surrey

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 February 07 02:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bougie,
thank you very much for the quick response,
I am interested in the other Huggan you mentioned, a son of William Huggan,
could you send the entry whenever you have time please, I have not come across him before,

Also is there any mention of Mark F Crozier,age 26yrs,KOSB,killed 1918, son of Archibald Crozier?
I think he is connected to the Crozier family I am researching.

Thank you,
Amanda.
Robson,Hawick.
Dodds,Hawick
Huggan,Hawick.
Burns,Hawick.
Brash,Hawick.
Crawford,Lilliesleaf.
Hislop,Lilliesleaf.
Pollock,Roxburghshire.
Whillans,Wheelans,Scotland.
Kennedy,Ancrum.

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 February 07 17:25 GMT (UK) »
 Hi gazania
 Not much luck. Nearest is  KILLED IN ACTION , PTE JOHN ARMSTRONG
 BROTHER OF MRS E C SCOTT;; MISSING IN ACTION, PTE JOHN ARMSTRONG
 5th CAMERON HIGHLANDERS;;
 Then there's a LCE CPL WILLIAM A# SON OF WILLIAM A#
                        SAPPER THOMAS A# SON OF WILLIAM A#
                        SGT JOHN A# SON OF FRANK A#
                        LIEUT LESLIE A# SON OF THOMAS A#
 There are other Armstrongs but no name matches;
 Telfers are, ROBERT T# SON OF T. K. TELFER; JAMES T# SON OF
 WILLIAM T# ; ADAM T# SON OF ANDREW T#; and JAMES T# SON OF
 GILBERT T#.
 If any of these are of any interest let me know.
 Ilive in Hawick so if i can help with anything else let me know.
 My Armstrong interests are WILLIAM and SARAH A# MS CHAMBERS
 married Canonbie 1804. Their dau Janet married Robert Mcvittie
 Wish i could have been more help to you.
    bougie
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Moore,Ewes Dumfriesshire;