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Title: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: worth on Monday 19 September 05 20:15 BST (UK)
Went to a car boot on Sunday and picked up the 'Roll of Honour Book for the Parish and Burgh of Selkirk 1914-1918'.
It lists the 292 men of Selkirk who lost their lives during the war of 1914-1918 in both the Army and Navy.
Also gives the 1004 men of Selkirk who served and survived in the war of 1914-1918 in both the Army and Navy.
It gives the name(s) of the soldier, his regiment (sometimes), how long he fought for, and sometimes gives medals awarded also.
Can do lookup's and put the book to good use.
Dawn
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: Alexandrina on Thursday 22 September 05 11:51 BST (UK)
Dear Dawn,
What a brilliant find;

a) Is it possible to photocopy the pages at all? If it is I would like to send you some money and have copies of that  honour roll booklet.  Perhaps I could put the soldier's names up on the web and give those men their own Web-Page.

Could you please let me know if you would have the time and access to a photocopy machine.

Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: worth on Sunday 02 October 05 21:07 BST (UK)
Yes i'll do that for you.
Do you live in the UK?
Title: Follow Up: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: Alexandrina on Sunday 30 October 05 12:19 GMT (UK)
Hi Dawn,

Thank you  for your reply. I live in Sydney Australia however I shall send enough to cover postage and copying etc. Please let me know how much that would cost.  I will start on the web page as soon as I receive the material. 

Please also send me a private email with your postal address . I have already been researching the Selkirkshire soldiers who served in the Army  1770-1850 and to have these latter day soldiers included with the others would be very appropriate.

Cheers
Sandie
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: xenia1 on Tuesday 03 January 06 22:57 GMT (UK)
hello
have you got anything on the name Munro

regards
Elaine
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: worth on Wednesday 04 January 06 17:20 GMT (UK)
Hiya,

There's an Ian Munro,Private, Royal Welch Fus 1917-18
He DIDN'T survive the war.

Thats all i can see.
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: Alexandrina on Friday 06 January 06 16:47 GMT (UK)
Hi Dawn,

Could you please check to see if there is an Alexander Buchan Murray born about 1817  listed in the 1841 census for Selkirk

Thank you

Sandie 8)
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: worth on Saturday 07 January 06 16:15 GMT (UK)
Hi,
No there aren't any sorry about that. By the way i saw your other message about photocopying the Roll of Honour Book, i will find out how much it would cost this end and let you know.
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: Delphinum on Thursday 19 January 06 21:37 GMT (UK)
Hi there,
Would it be possible to check if any Taylors of Galasheils or Whites of Clovenfords, Melrose or Ayton are in that book please? 
I'm just starting out on my search for my family's background and it would be helpful to find out something...
Thanks,
Ang xx
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: rawry45 on Tuesday 11 September 07 03:38 BST (UK)
Hi Dawn

Are there any Boyd of Galashiels served in WW1?

Ross
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: berryman on Saturday 06 October 07 02:59 BST (UK)
Hello
Are there any Halls or Curries in your honour book for Selkirk?
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: alan14578 on Wednesday 18 June 08 19:46 BST (UK)
When I transcribed the Auld Kirkyard in Selkirk  I also included the large list from the wAR MEMORIAL IN sELKIRK covering both wars
The CD can be obtained from  www.bordersfhs.org.uk  priced 10 plus p and p.
The society also has a copy which I think included all those who survived as well as those who perished.
Hope that helps those living abroad who want copies.
alan
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: pegasus1053 on Sunday 24 August 08 09:47 BST (UK)
Hi from Australia Worth,

I am trying to trace some info on my Great-Grandfather who died in France (1918) in WW1 as a Seaforth Highlander soldier (private), 9th Battalion. His name was John Hamilton and he was born in Selkirk. I was wondering if it is possible for you to have a look in your Roll of Honour Book from Selkirk and let me know if there are any details of family members (e.g. wife, kids, etc.) that may give me a start on looking for my family please.

Regards pegasus1053
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: alan14578 on Sunday 24 August 08 12:26 BST (UK)
War Memorial shows only a Wm.G. Hamilton ,Royal Scots and I found the headstone for the family in Brierylaw Cemetery Selkirk  It reads Erected by James Hamilton, Philiphaugh Farm in memory of his beloved wife Agnes Gillespie who died 10-11-1908 also the above James Hamilton who died 27th May 1910 aged 69yrs also Mary Lothian his daughter who died 28th April 1915 also his SON  W.G. HAMILTON who died on active service in france 22ND mARCH 1917.   I have copies of entries is needed. Hope it helps.
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: alan14578 on Sunday 24 August 08 12:50 BST (UK)
I tried the Commonwealth War Graves Commision and found several for you. suggest you try it www.cwgc web site .If you put in 1917 j Hamilton you get a large list and I found entries 4,5,23 and 33 were j hamiltons privates .When you click on the entry you can get certificates and details.
If you know he was born selkirk have you got a date? Birth certs give parents details.
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: pegasus1053 on Sunday 24 August 08 13:51 BST (UK)
Thanks for all your help alan14578, I appreciate that. I will follow those up. Incidentally, is there a website I can visit to look up cemetery records in the area please?

Cheers pegasus1053
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: alan14578 on Sunday 24 August 08 14:27 BST (UK)
Unfortunately not. Borders Family History Society www.bordersfhs.org,uk  print and sell books and cds otherwise e-mail me if there are specific things you want
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: *sparkle* on Friday 05 September 08 13:56 BST (UK)
On the SNWM there is only one candidate for John Hamilton, Seaforth Highlanders:

Surname HAMILTON
Firstname John
Service Number 201146
Date Death 19/09/1917
Decoration M.M.
Place of birth 
Other - 21-09-17. 4th Bn.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

There is another John Hamilton, Seaforth Highlanders but he was born in Larbert and died 1918. So Pte 201146 looks like your man.

Ive scrapped my ancestry sub so I cant look up for his medal card/ service records (hopefully hes with the 'H' surnames now online) Fingers crossed.

Tx
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: scotty127 on Monday 17 November 08 22:41 GMT (UK)
Hi.
Just found this site whilst looking for details of my Granfathers military service.

He was killed I believe in 1917 and liked in Galashiels Selkirk was wondering if he was in the book???

His name is Robert Scott Chief Stoker on HMS Royal Scot ??? died 1917 at sea.

Is there anything in your book on this please

Thanks
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: alan14578 on Tuesday 18 November 08 19:24 GMT (UK)
The roll book i have access to is for Selkirk only not selkirkshire.You would need someone who has a Galashiels roll of honour book but i have not seen one sorry. but I will keep a look out for you
alan
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: scotty127 on Tuesday 18 November 08 23:39 GMT (UK)
Thanks for the reply, I noticed a link in an earlier reply you have given to someone else re a bookshop I think that deals in borders record books, do you think I may get a roll of honour there for Galashiels???

Thanks
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: alan14578 on Wednesday 19 November 08 19:12 GMT (UK)
Scotty. Sorry dont know which bookshop ,I would think that most Councils would keep such records in which case try the Scottish borders council Newtown St Boswells on 01835 824000 which covers Galashiels or maybe you could try the Records office at The Hub Hawick
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: MJDickson on Friday 30 October 09 08:27 GMT (UK)
I was in Selkirk last year 2008 (I'm from Peebles, but live in W. Aust) and saw the war memorial ourside Sir Walter Scott's courthouse. On it was the name of my grandfather's brother, Andrew (aka Dan) Brown, who was KIA in France (don't know the year, but about 1916-1918) He served with the Royal Army Medical Corps as a private. He would have been in his mid 20's when killed. HIs parents were James Brown and Annie Turnbull. If you still have the Roll of Honour Book, would you be able to confirm my info, and any other info you can find, (pretty) please! I also have his brother Jock, who served as a private in the Black Watch in WW!, but have no info on him at all. Much obliged. Maureen
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: *sparkle* on Friday 30 October 09 14:01 GMT (UK)
Just as a bit of interest, here is a post on the fabulous Scottish War Memorial website of Selkirk war memorial:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic1138.html

There is also a post with a scan of the roll of honour on it.

I don't know how complete it is, but its worth a check.

It looks like a Pte Brown RAMC is listed.

Kind Regards
Tracey
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: alan14578 on Friday 30 October 09 14:29 GMT (UK)
mAUREEN.  i HAVE ALL THE DETAILS FOR YOU. CAN YOU SEND ME A PRIVATE E-MAIL 
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: Raghnallborders on Thursday 02 March 17 23:02 GMT (UK)
Hi Dawn,

I know it's a few years since you posted this but, worth a try.

Have you any details on James Davidson, 14689 of McRae's Battalion (16th Royal Scots)?  I know he did not survive and his parents were from Cannon Street in Selkirk.  I wondered if, like the Morayshire ROH, details of his employment are given.  If so, I wonder if he was a medical orderly, nurse or somesuch.

Hope you can help.  Ranald
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: alan14578 on Monday 13 March 17 18:56 GMT (UK)
There is no Military headstone in Selkirk Cemeteries to James Davidson.I am surprised. He was 30 yrs when he died in France He was born 16-3-1889 in selkirk to selkirk parents John Davidson and Elizabeth Goodfellow and they were married in sellkirk 23-1-1885 and had 5 children. In the 1911 census they are living at 36 Cannon Street and he is a PIECER in the woollen mill.Do you have the Commonwealth War Graves Commission details of his grave in France and the free certificate.? Hope this helps.



Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: Raghnallborders on Saturday 18 March 17 09:50 GMT (UK)
There is no Military headstone in Selkirk Cemeteries to James Davidson.I am surprised. He was 30 yrs when he died in France He was born 16-3-1889 in selkirk to selkirk parents John Davidson and Elizabeth Goodfellow and they were married in sellkirk 23-1-1885 and had 5 children. In the 1911 census they are living at 36 Cannon Street and he is a PIECER in the woollen mill.Do you have the Commonwealth War Graves Commission details of his grave in France and the free certificate.? Hope this helps.
Thanks.  I have, yes.  I don't think he's the man I am after.  It's unlikely a piecer would have an inclination to work in what was "delightfully" called at the time , a pauper lunatic asylum. 

I'll provisionally put a line through this one.  Thank you again.

Ranald
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: Terie on Monday 04 December 17 19:09 GMT (UK)
Looking for any notes on Corporal John Scott, 8th Seaforth Highlanders, killed 25th September 1915 in the advance on Loos, Son of Mr Andrew Scott, Heatherlie Terrace, Selkirk, thank you.
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: alan14578 on Wednesday 06 December 17 12:19 GMT (UK)
I think this is the family in Shawfield cemetery Selkirk.
"103      In memory of  ANDREW  SCOTT  died 1926 his wife  ELEANOR  CRAWFORD"
"died 1930 their only son  L/Cpl. JOHN  C. SCOTT  Killed in Action 1915 their eldest"
"daughter ELEANOR  I. SCOTT  and her husband  A.S.M. MASON . Both interred Wellington New Zealand their second daughter  MARY  SCOTT  died 1969 their daughter  AGNES  T. SCOTT died 1989"
"nd"

Hope this helps
Title: Re: Roll of Honour Book for Selkirk.
Post by: Terie on Thursday 07 December 17 18:53 GMT (UK)
That's them Alan, thanks so much, they are part of my Crawford, Lilliesleaf family. I remember visiting cousin Agnes in Selkirk when I was a child.