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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #9 on: Monday 05 February 07 17:39 GMT (UK) »
 Hi Amanda
 SGT J HUGGAN 167th A.T.co, R.E;WHO WAS AWARDED THE D.C.M.
 IS THE SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM HUGGAN, DAMSIDE, HAWICK AND
 IS MARRIED TO ONE OF THE MISSES PRINGLE, VICTORIA TEMPERENCE
 HOTEL, HK, . HE ENLISTED IN 1915 WHEN HE CAME ACROSS FROM
 CALIFORNIA AND AFTER TRAINING PROCEEDEDTO EGYPT AND
 SUBSEQUENTLY TO FRANCE.[no picture].
 Also noticed ;PRISONER OF WAR, HUGGAN CPL W. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
 Also; KILLED IN ACTION; CROZIER SGT MARK. K.O.S.B.  3 CARNARVON ST
 HAWICK [no picture] I'm afraid thats all it says about Mark Crozier.
 Hope this all helps
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 February 07 00:08 GMT (UK) »
Dear Bougie,

You have been a great help.  The book contains some very interesting and poignant information about Hawick people who wished to remember the men of WW1.

I am waiting on the 1911 census to see what happened to our Armstrongs in Hawick, but then they may have migrated. Perhaps I may have more precise information for a search in the book.

Our Armstrongs start with Thomas A# of Wamphray who married Margaret Lawson of Canonbie in 1814.  They had 7 children.  Two daughters, Jessie and Mary, choosing to keep the Armstrong name going, had between them 7 children mostly girls.  Jessie and Mary and their offspring were living in Hawick by the 1881 census.  One of Jessie's sons,  Adam A#, migrated to OZ in the mid 1880s.  Thank you for your offer of help with Hawick information.  I'll get thinking.  Again thank you very much. 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 #11 on: Saturday 10 February 07 19:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bougie,thank you again for the info, I have not been able to ID SGT J Huggan yet,he could be either John,James or even Jared, I will check the CWGC site again and  try to find his marriage to Miss Pringle.
Will post if I find anything further,
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 #12 on: Saturday 17 February 07 17:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bougie,

 I found the marriage of John Huggan to Jane Pringle,1915, he was the son of Thomas Huggan and Mary Stott, he would have been a grandson of William Huggan of Damside and therefore a second cousin of the Huggan men we already discussed, was Sgt John Huggan,D.C.M, killed in WW1? I did not find him on the CWGC website,
thank you again,
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 #13 on: Tuesday 20 February 07 23:28 GMT (UK) »
    Hi Amanda
      Sgt J Huggan D.C.M seems to have survived the war as far
  as i can tell.
   Cprl W. Huggan [prisoner of war] of the Cameron Highlanders
 aslo survived.
     bougie
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #14 on: Friday 23 February 07 22:26 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if you could look up my grandmother's first husband who was called George Scott and originated from Hawick?  We know he died in 1917 but are not sure which regiment he was in or even whether or not he could have been a conscientious objector who was nevertheless sent to the field of war.  Thank you!

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 24 February 07 00:34 GMT (UK) »
  Hi hmg
  There are a few George Scotts in the book that died in 1917
 Have you any more info on him? You say he originated from Hawick.I take it
 he had moved from the town before he enlisted.
 There is one from Canada . Do you know his fathers name or the exact date
 he died?
 Also found a Driver George Scott from Alloa.
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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 24 February 07 09:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Bougie, Thanks for the very prompt reply.  We know he had been living in Alloa, (and prior to that in Inverleithen) and we think, working for the Co-op.  He married my grandmother, Helen Munro, at the end of 1915.  However, the 'Driver' doesn't ring any bells, and, unfortunately, we don't have his exact date of death.  hmg

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Re: Hawick and the Great War 1914-1919
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 24 February 07 13:07 GMT (UK) »
  Hi hmg
  This must definately be the one.
  DRIVER GEORGE SCOTT OF THE R.F.A. KILLED IN ACTION ON 7thJUNE 1917
  ELDER SON OF MR WILLIAM SCOTT, 3 WEENSLAND ROAD, HAWICK
  BEFORE ENLISTING HE WAS EMPLOYED WITH SAUCHIE CO-OPERATIVE
  SOCIETY, ALLOA, HAVING PREVIOUSLY SERVED AN APPRENTICESHIP WITH
  HAWICK CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. ANOTHER SON, WILLIAM WAS KILLED AT
  GALLIPOLI ON 12th JULY 1915.
  Then i found
  THE FOLLOWING WERE REPORTED KILLED IN THE FIGHTING AT THE
  DARDANELLES ON 12th JULY 1915-------
  including
  PRIVATE WILLIAM SCOTT SON OF MR WILLIAM SCOTT 3 WEENSLAND RD,
  HAWICK. HE IS 23 YEARS OF AGE.
  Then i found
  PRIVATE ROBERT SCOTT K.O.S.B. REPORTED KILLED WHILE WORKING
  AMONGST SALVAGE WAR MATERIAL. HE IS THE YOUNGEST SON OF MR AND
  AND MRS W SCOTT 3 WEENSLAND RD WHO HAVE LOST ALL THREE OF
  THEIR SONS, GEORGE, WILLIAM AND ROBERT, IN THE WAR.
  PRIVATE R SCOTT WAS PRIOR TO ENLISTMENT, IN THE FISH DEPARTMENT
  OF THE HAWICK CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY AND WAS 22 YEARS OF AGE.
  Roll of Hawick men who made the great sacrafice has
  SCOTT DRIVER GEORGE R.F.A SON OF MR W SCOTT 3 WEENSLAND RD.AGE 29
  SCOTT PTE ROBERT K.O.S.B. SON OF MR W SCOTT 3 WEENSLAND RD. AGE 22
  SCOTT PTE WILLIAM 1/4th K.O.S.B SON OF MR WILLIAM SCOTT 3 WEENSLAND
  RD, AGE 23
  In another book which shows where they are buried i have
  ROBERT SCOTT 3 WEENSLAND RD 19/9/18 VIELLE CHAPELLE NEW[F]
  WILLIAM SCOTT 3 WEENSLAND RD 12/7/15 HELLES MEMORIAL[T]
  and it has
  GEORGE SCOTT 6/6/17 4 UNION ST 6/6/17 VLAMERTINGHE NEW CEM
  It has them marked as being brothers but the address is different and
  the date is one day out. Could be a mistake.
    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;