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news updated: 10 Jan 2016

Recent War Memorial posts

In December 2015 information was posted on the Scottish War Memorial Projects website re 
Andrew Yuill Pollock Johnston and Archibald Morton Sanders.
 
 
Andrew Yuill Pollock Johnston – age 21 – Second Lieutenant: 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. 
Andrew was a medical student at Glasgow University when he was commissioned in the KOSB in August 1916. He went to France in September 1916. 
(Source: D&G Standard 17/10/1917 p.3, London Gazette 19 August 1916 page 8256 and Medal Card) 
Born 1895 in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. (Source:1901 census and GRoS – Birth Register) 
Son of Andrew Yuill Johnston and Mary Johnston of 7 High Street, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. 
(Source:CWGC, 1901 census and Army Registers of Soldiers effects) 
Killed in Action on 5 October 1917 and buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Also named on the Dumfries Academy War Memorial, on the former Barras United Free Church memorial now in Lochmaben Parish Church and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.
 
Archibald Morton Sanders – age 19 – Second Lieutenant: 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers attached to 6th Battalion, KOSB. 
Archibald was a medical student at Glasgow University and a member of the O.T.C. From which he was commissioned in the KOSB. He went to France in January 1917 but died in the 42nd Casualty Clearing Station in Aubigny. (Source: De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour and London Gazette 30 January 1917 Page 1067) 
Born 1897 in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. (Source: De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour and GRoS – Birth Register) 
Son of Archibald George Sanders, M.B., C.M., and Annie Morton Sanders, of "Lynnhurst," Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. 
Died of Wounds – 9 April 1917. 
Commonwealth War Grave – Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France. 
Also named on the Dumfries Academy War Memorial and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour. Individual Memorial in Lochmaben Church