7th Battalion The Kings Own Scottish Borderers

7th Battalion, The Kings Own Scottish Borderders went into to battle with 765 men, 120 were killed, 21 of them are missing since.

The following graves on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery holds the body of a known member of 7th Kings Own Scottish Borderers:

2.C.1, In front of the Hartenstein Hotel.

2.C.4,In front of the Hartenstein Hotel.

17.B.20, In the grounds of the front of Tafelberg Hotel.20.C.2, In the garden of the Dreyenoord Hotel on Van Dedemweg.

21.A.8, Mass grave near the junction of Bothaweg and Oranjeweg.

21.A.9, Mass grave near the junction of Bothaweg and Oranjeweg.

21.A.15, Mass grave near the junction of Bothaweg and Oranjeweg.

21.A.17, Mass grave near the junction of Bothaweg and Oranjeweg.

22.A.9, Mass grave near the junction of Bothaweg and Oranjeweg.

22.B.2, Mass grave near the junction of Bothaweg and Oanjeweg.

 

The following grave on Jonkerbos War Cemetery holds the body of a known member of 7th Kings Own Scottish Borderers:   23.J.1, Bothaweg between No.19 and 21, south of Oranjeweg, 2nd August 1972.

 

The following grave on Wijk-bij -Duurstede possible holds the body of a known member of 7th Kings Own Scottish Borderers:

Grave 17B, found in Rhine, further details not known.

Name: CAMPBELL, John

Rank: Private

Age: 22

No. 14205312

Unit: HQ C. Company

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  Robert and Jeanie Campbell ,of  Springside, Ayrshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Believed to have been killed in or near the work camp on Ginkel Heath.

 

Light Brown hair-5.8ft

 

(See map below 63-84)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: DOVASTON, Douglas

Rank: Private

Age: 22

No. 6923024

Unit: Anti-Tank Platoon-Support Company

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Twickenham.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information available.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: LEWIS, Alexander

Rank: Private

Age: 38

No. 14211165

Unit: 7th Platoon, B. Company

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  Alexander Lewis and Jessie Lewis.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Known to have been died of his wounds in the Johannahoeve farm area.

 

(See map below D2)


National Archive Record WO 361/627


Name: TYSON, John

Rank: Private

Age: 20

No. 3189065

Unit: Anti Tank Platoon Support Company

Missing since:22-09-1944

Next of Kin: Selkirk.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information known about his death.

 

 


Name: McClOY, John Arras

Rank: Private

Age: 27

No. 3194145

Unit: 12th Platoon C. Company

Missing since:23-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Hugh and Jean McCloy, of Stranraer, Wigtonshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Oranjeweg/Bothaweg area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See map below B5)


Name: ROGERSON, Andrew

Rank: Private

Age: 19

No. 14656937

Unit: 9th Platoon C. Company

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Rogerson, of Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Known to have been killed  or Died of wounds near Hartenstein Hotel.

 

light brown hair- 5.8ft

 

(See map below C5)

 


Name: STEELE, Joseph

Rank: Private

Age: 28

No. 3194636

Unit: Mortar Platoon,Support Company

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Newcastle

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information known about his death.

 Name: LEISER, John

Rank: Private

Age: 19

No. 14424706

Unit: 8 Platoon B. Company

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  John and Mary Leiser of Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information known.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     The Evening Telegraph 17-12-1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Name: FERGUSON, Robert

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 31

No. 3190462

Unit: C. Company

Missing since:20/21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Agnes R. Ferguson, of Uddington.

Son of  William and Margaret Ferguson

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Known to have been killed by a mortar bomb burst in the area of Bothaweg.

 

(See map below B 5/6)


 Name: MEAKIN, Herbert

Rank: Private

Age: 22

No. 1062309

Unit: MMG Platoon,Support Company

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Joyce Maud Meakin, of Davyhulme, Lancashire.

 Son of  Herbert and Dinah Meakin, of Ormston, Lancashire.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Known to have been taken Prisoner.

 

Ginger hair-6.1ft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Name: WATSON, Thomas

Rank: Private

Age: 18

No. 14436973

Unit:

Missing since:22-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  Thomas and Mary McKinnin Watson, of Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information known about his death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Name: McKAY, Hadyn E

Rank: Private

Age: 18

No. 14436973

Unit:

Missing since:22-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  Thomas and Mary McKinnin Watson, of Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information known about his death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Name: DENHOLM, Thomas

Rank: Corporal

Age: 35

No. 3190552

Unit:Battalion HQ

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: ?

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information known about his death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Name: WEEMS, Richard Henderson

Rank: Private

Age: 28

No. 3194954

Unit: Mortar Platoon, Support Company

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Helen Weems, of Dumfries.

Son of James and Agnes Weems, of Dumfries.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information known about his death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: CORRY, James

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 29

No. 3603507

Unit: 16 Platoon, C. Company

Missing since:17-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  George Corry, and of Mary Corry, of Hawick, Roxburghshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Known to have disappeared east of the work camp near Ginkel Heath.

National Archive Record WO 361/627


Name: CASSIDY, Samuel

Rank: Private

Age: 24

No. 14207764

Unit: Support Company

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Mary Cassidy, of Belfast, Nothern Ireland..

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Known to have been accidently killed when the butt of his Bren gun hit the ground the weapon wrnt off. A single shot killed him, whilst he was chasing a German tank near Cronjeweg 7-9. Known to have been buried next to the Dreyenoord Hotel.

(See map below B6)

 

 


Name: GIRGAN, John Thomas

Rank: Private

Age: 24

No. 3603507

Unit: Mortar Platoon,Support Company

Missing since:21/23-09-1944

Next of Kin: Creetown

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information known about his death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: LOGAN, Robert

Rank: Private

Age: 29

No. 14211446

Unit: Support  Company

Missing since:23-09-1944

Next of Kin: Lothian.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: No specific information known about his death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: HUNTER, John

Rank: Lance-Corporal

Age: 28

No. 3194187

Unit: Signal Platoon, Battalion HQ

Missing since:23-09-1944

Next of Kin: Hawick.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Known to have been killed near the junction of Oranjeweg and Botha weg.

 

Brown hair-5.9ft

 

(See map below B5)

 

Could it be the unknown Lance-Corporal on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery grave 22.A.14.


Name: ROGERSON, Thomas

Rank: Private

Age: 20

No. 14327634

Unit: D. Company

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Rogerson, of Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 4

KIA Information: Presumable killed on his way towards the Rhine.

 

Brown hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


Name: GRAHAM, Daniel Wright

Rank: Private

Age: 25

No. 3325919

Unit: MMG Platoon, Support Company

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: ?

KIA Information: No specific information known about his death.