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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Roxburgh
Town
Eckford
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11 November 2015
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
81393
Current location

In the Churchyard
Former Parish Church
Eckford
Roxburgh
Borders
TD5 8LE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 70617 27048
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Small cross surmounting a tall pillar, a plinth and 2 stage base. The dedication is on the 6 o'clock face of the plinth and the WW1 names on the 6 o'clock face of the pillar. Following the closure of the church, and the subsequent move of the WW2 plaque (our reference 78861) to the locked village hall, the WW2 names were added to the 12 o'clock face of the pillar in 2015.
Inscription
Plinth-ERECTED BY THE/PARISHIONERS OF ECKFORD/IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/WHO ENLISTED FROM THE/PARISH AND WHO GAVE/THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR/COUNTRY IN THE GREAT/WAR 1914-1918 Pillar 6 o'clock face- [WW1 names] Pillar 12 o'clock face- +/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, Andrew
Boyle, James
Brown, William
Buist, Charles E A
Crerar, George
Inglis, James R
Jackson, James A
Kerr, Andrew
Mcgeorge, Robert B
Neillans, John James
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, home address
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=634&mforum=warmemscot
  • 20 March 2019- not commemorated by CWGC- Thomas Younger – age 40 – Private (S/4649) 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. In 1911 Thomas was living in Bowman Forest Bothy, Eckford, Roxburghshire and was working as a forestry carter. He enlisted at Kelso in September 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915. He was admitted to the 1st Canadian General Hospital in Etaples with sever bronchitis in February 1917 but was diagnosed with Pulmonary Phthisis (tuberculosis) and evacuated to the Keighly War Hospital in Yorkshire. Thomas was discharged from the army in March and awarded a Silver War Badge (36939) but died just over a year later. Born 1878 in Cheswick, Ancroft, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland. Son of Andrew and Agnes (Best) Younger of Beal Farm, Beal, Kyloe, Northumberland. Died of Pulmonary Phthisis at the family home on 28 May 1918. His case has been submitted via the In from the Cold Project.
  • BBC News article (with audio) about the 2015 rededication-www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-34786774/eckford-s-world-war-two-soldiers-to-be-honoured

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