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Hobkirk Churchyard, nr Bonchester, Hawick

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Hobkirk Churchyard, nr Bonchester, Hawick Reply with quote

OS map ref: NT58701095

Contain no CWGC graves BUT it does contain the final resting place of Alexander Ponton who died of illness in 1916 after service with the 1/4th KOSB.
As the family lair cannot be located in this cemetery Alex is commemorated at Brookwood:

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=75228201



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





Name: HEATLEY, WILLIAM SMITH
Initials: W S
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: between 15/08/1917 and 16/08/1917
Service No: 859289
Additional information: Son of the late Thomas and Isabel Smith Heatley.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





Name: BAPTIE
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/03/1918
Service No: 20815
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N. E. corner.
Cemetery: SIN-LE-NOBLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Name: TELFER
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/04/1917
Service No: 29939
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 35.
Cemetery: FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that the words on the plaque are taken from those found on Memorial Scrolls given to the next of kin:







Name: ELLIOT, ALEXANDER SHIELS
Initials: A S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: attd. 8th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 28/06/1915
Additional information: Son of William Elliot, of Muirglen, Lanark.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 173 to 177.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

See also: St. Nicholas Church, Lanark



The name on the far awy panel relates to Walter Elliot Elliot:

http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/honour/biog.php?bid=492
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex Ponton now has a CWGC headstone as reported by the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41398577
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