World war 1 combatants from maxton parish



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WORLD WAR 1 COMBATANTS FROM MAXTON PARISH

ALEXANDER JAMES Motor Transport

ALLAN JOHN Private KOSB

BELL HENRY Private KOSB

BELL JAMES Private KOSB

D. BOA JOHN Private Cameron Highlanders

W. BOYD JAMES L/Cpl KOSB

BOYD RA Cpl Scottish Rifles

W. BOYD TW 2ND Lieut RE

BROWN DICKSON L/Cpl ASC

BROWN JAMES Private KOSB

W. BROWN JAMES L/Cpl RAMC

W. BROWN THOMAS Private Canadians

CUTHBERT THOMAS Private Argyll & Suth High

CUTHBERT MARY General Hospital Nurse

W. CARRUTHERS ROBERT Private Royal Scots Fus

W. CHISHOLM ROBERT Private KOSB

CHISHOLM GEORGE F Gunner

COCKBURN GEORGE Gunner Royal Field Artillery

D. CUNNINGHAM CHARLES CF Captain Argyll & Suth High

D. CUNNINGHAM KENNETH E Captain Duke of Wellingtons

W. CUNNINGHAM JAMES C MC Captain Argyll & Suth High

DOUGLAS JOHN Private RAMC

DOUGLAS WILLIAM Private KOSB

DOUGLAS ROBERT Private AFC

D. EASTON DAVID Cpl Tank Corps

FAIRBAIRN THOMAS Private KOSB

W. FOX ADAM Private Royal Scots

W. GALBRAITH ANDREW Gunner

D. GALBRAITH JOHN L/Cpl Canadians

D. GRANT THOMAS P Private Canadians

D. GRANT JAMES W Private Machine Gun Corps

W. HOGGARTH JOHN Private Highland Light Inf

JESSIMAN HENRY Private Hussars

D. JESSIMAN ROBERT Private Highland Light Infry

JOHNSTONE THOMAS S Private KOSB

D. McCALL PETER Private KOSB

LUCY Sir H FAIRFAX Bt Major

LUCY HMR FAIRFAX MC Major RB

W. LUCY BRYAN FR FAIRFAX 2ND Lieut Cameron Highlanders

DW. PRESTON WILLIAM Private Motor Transport

ROBSON PETER Bombardier

D. ROSS JAMES Private London Scottish

D. ROSS RICHARD Lieut Devonshire

D. ROSS THOMAS 2ND Lieut Cameron Highlanders

ROSS E J Lieut 3rd Devonshire Reg

ROSS J A Lieut Highland Light Infry

SIMPSON ROBERT Gunner Royal Field Artillery

SMITH WILLIAM 2ND Lieut Lanarkshire Yeomanry

DW. THOMSON PATRICK G Cpl Royal Scots Fusiliers

SOWMAN BERTRAND J RAMC

WILSON ALBERT Private KOSB

WILSON GEORGE Private KOSB

WILSON JOHN JAMES Gunner Royal Field Artillery

D. YOUNG ROBERT E Private KOSB

YOUNG WILLIAM Private Cameron Highlanders

D KILLED IN ACTION

DW DIED OF WOUNDS

W WOUNDED
DEDICATION

He whom this scroll commemorates was numbered among those who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom.



Let those who come after see to it that his name be not forgotten.”
Captain Charles Clement Francis Cunningham

2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who died, aged 33, on 19th August 1916 at High Wood during the Battle of the Somme.

He was the son of Mrs Margaret Cunningham of Muirhouselaw, Maxton and the late Charles John Cunningham JP DL. His brother Kenneth Edward also fell.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery


Captain Kenneth Edward Cunningham

2nd Battallion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) who died aged 32 on 3rd May 1917 in the 3rd Battle of the Scarpe during the Arras Campaign.

He was the son of Mrs Margaret Cunningham of Muirhouselaw, Maxton and the late Charles John Cunningham JP DL. Husband of Mary JM Lister of Kettering, Northants.

His brother Charles Clement Francis also fell.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission on the Arras Memorial.
Second Lieutenant Richard (Dickon) Ross MC

1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment who died aged 22 on 25th September 1916 at the Battle of Morval during the Battle of the Somme. The son of Richard and Emily H Ross, he was born at Rutherford, Maxton.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in Guard’s Cemetery Lesboeufs.
210265 Private Robert Stewart Edmonstone Young

1/4th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers who died of wounds in Egypt on 22nd June 1917. He was wounded at Kurd Hill during the assault on Outpost Hill in Gaza on 19th April 1917. His parents were Walter and Cecilia Young of Burnside , Maxton.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.
Second Lieutenant Thomas Stewart Ross

1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders who died aged 18 on 13th November 1918 at the Battle of Canal du Nord. The son of Richard and Emily H Ross of Rutherford, Maxton.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in Premont British Cemetery.
S/26986 Private John Boa

1st Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders who died, aged 20, of his wounds on 24th April 1918 during the Battle of the Lys. The son of Walter and Jessie Boa, of Station House, Maxton where Walter was Stationmaster.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery.
76649 Acting Corporal David Easton

16th Battalion Tank Corps, who died aged 27 on 29th September 1918 at the Battle of St Quentin Canal. Son of Andrew and Maggie Easton of Upper Nisbet at Ancrum, he was a native of Maxton.

Formerly 22775 King’s Own Scottish Borderers, he is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in Unicorn Cemetery Vend’huile .
435490 Lance Corporal John Galbraith

50th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) who died aged 31 on 10th April 1917.

Son of George and Janet Galbraith, late of Rutherford, Maxton.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery Souchez.


22261 Private Robert Jessiman

12th (Service) Battalion Highland Light Infantry who died 23rd May 1916.

He was the son of William and Elizabeth Jessiman, of Littledean, Maxton and former Stationmaster at Maxton.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in Bois-Carre Military Cemetery, Haisnes.


21870 Corporal Patrick Grant Thomson

1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment )who died, aged 23, on 29th November 1918 at home from his wounds sustained in France.

Son of Rev John S Thomson and Isabella Thomson of The Manse at Maxton.

Born at Carlisle, he signed up as 8/13862 36th Training Reserve Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in Edinburgh (Grange) Cemetery.
16856 Private Peter McCall

1st Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers who died aged 34 on 4th June 1915 in action in the Dardanelles.

Son of Alexander and Catherine McCall of Maxton.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commissionon on the Helles Memorial.




563006 Private William Preston

Labour Corps who died on at Salonika 17th September 1918 of his wounds.

Formerly 282445 RASC.

He was born at Maxton.


145156 Private James W Grant

29th Battalion Machine Gun Corps who died, aged 19, on 5th September 1918. Son of Robert A and Isabella R Grant of Maxton and brother of Private Thomas Grant who was killed in 1917.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck.
7990303 Private Thomas P Grant

15th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) who died, aged 34, on 15th August 1917.

Son of Robert A and Isabella R Grant of Maxton and brother of Private James Grant who was killed in 1918. Husband of Betsy Grant of 363 Main Street, Toronto, Canada.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission on the Vimy Memorial.


Private James Ross

1st/14th Battalion London Regiment (London Scottish) who died on 1st November 1914 during the Battle of Messines.

He is remembered with honour, and in perpetuity, by the War Graves Commission on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

The names are those listed in Maxton Village Hall and those who died are also on the War memorial in Maxton Church.

We thanks Joe Eglinton, former sailor on HMS MAXTON, for his research into the last resting places of those who failed to return.

Perhaps it is most fitting to quote the famous philosopher Bertrand Russell who said:


War does not determine who is right - only who is left”

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