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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Roxburgh
Town
Yarrow
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46450
Current location

set into the floor in front of the Communion Table
Ettrick and Yarrow Parish Church
A708
Yarrow
Roxburgh
Borders
TD7 5LA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 35755 27777
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Stone tablet with carved lettering set into floor. Cross carved at the top left corner and decorative border to the tablet.
Inscription
FORGET NOT/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ MCMXIV MCMXXIX A.D./ (NAMES)/ (NAME)/ MCMXXXIX - MCMXLV A.D.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Amos, Alexander
Anderson, John Forrest
Calder, James
Elliot, William David
Henderson, Adam
Johnston, John Andrew
Kerr, James Struthers
Macdonald, John
Macildow, Edward John Howard
Storie, John
See details for all 13 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment,forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment,forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height C 37 IN, width C 39 IN
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1536&mforum=warmemscot
  • John A. Johnstone, Lieut. Named on the Yarrow Parish War Memorial in Selkirkshire as: LIEUT. JOHN ANDREW JOHNSTONE. R.F.A. John Andrew Johnstone – age 22 – Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Field Artillery John was the main male heir of the family of Johnstone of Alva, Clackmannanshire. The estates of Alva and The Hangingshaw, Selkirkshire, were purchased in the 18th century by John Johnstone, younger son Sir James Johnstone, third Baronet Westerhall, Dumfriesshire, who commanded the artillery at Plassey in 1757, made fortune, came home, and went into Parliament. John was educated at Eton College, Berkshire and at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in London from where he was commissioned in December 1912. He landed with the 31st Battery of the 37th Howitzer Brigade in the 4th Division on 23 August 1914. At some point he joined the Royal Flying Corps but was killed when he fell out of his aircraft. Born 1893 in Kingston, Surrey. Son of the late Major James Henry L'Estrange Johnstone, M.V.O., Royal Engineers (died 1906) formerly of Vins Lodge, Wimbledon and of The Hangingshaw, Selkirk, and of Amy Octavia (Wauchope) Johnstone of 8 Cadogan Court Gardens, London. Killed in Action on 20 May 1915 and buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France. _________________
  • LT. E. J. H. MACILDOWIE.H.L.I. Reverend Edward John Howard MacIldowie – age 25 – Second Lieutenant, 1/9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Edward was educated at Fettes College in Edinburgh and at Edinburgh University from where he graduated with an Honours M.A. in 1912. He then began his divinity studies at Glasgow University and graduated B.D. in 1915. He was commissioned from the University's Officer Training Corps in November 1915 and joined his battalion on the Somme in July 1916 but was killed four months later. Born 1891 in Barton Regis, Gloucestershire. Son of the late Rev. John MacIldowie (died 1898) and of Catherine Margaret (Williams) MacIldowie of 4 Logan Road, Bishopston, Bristol, of 12 Caird Drive, Partick, Glasgow and of Princes Road, Liverpool. Ward of the late Rev. Dr. Borland of Yarrow, Selkirkshire. Missing in Action on 1 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France. Also named on the Yarrow Church memorial and on the Yarrow Roll of Honour at Yarrow Feus as Lt Rev E.J.H. MacIldowie, 2nd November, 1916, HLI, Yarrow Manse. Also named on the Fettes College memorial, on the Old College memorial in Edinburgh University, on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen, on the Trinity College memorial at Glasgow University, on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour, on the Glasgow Roll of Honour and on the Church of Scotland memorial (Probationers and Students of Divinity) in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • JAMES CALDER. GORDON HDRS. - -the Southern Reporter of 25 April 1918 has: "Beloved husband of Annie Calder of Cappercleugh" ; -the Jedburgh Gazette of 3 May 1918 has: "Private James Calder, Gordon Highlanders has been killed in action. Before enlisting he was a Police Constable at St. Mary's Loch, Selkirkshire. He leaves a widow and two children.

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