Probably Beck
Joanna or Joan Carruthers
Benjamin Shaw
Jane G Beck Jardine Carruthers
James Alexander Johnstone Shaw


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James Alexander Johnstone Shaw 2063

  • Born: 1894, St. Mungo, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Died: 31 Oct 1918, In battle - WWI aged 24
  • Buried: 1918, Harlebeke New British Cemetery

bullet  General Notes:

1901 census for Westerhall East Lodge, Westerkirk, Dumfries

James Alexander Johnstone Shaw is mentioned on the war memorial in Durrisdeer:

Private 16857, James Alexander Johnstone Shaw, King's Own Scottish Borderers

Occupation: Ploughman

Resided: Thornhill

Enlisted: c. 1st December 1914

Disembarkation: Joined 1st KOSB, 10th May 1915, Gallipoli

Wounded: Probably at Third Battle of Krithia, 4th June 1915 (Casualty list, The Scotsman 9th July 1915)

Invalided to UK: About 200 wounded officers and men from the Dardanelles arrived in Glasgow on Saturday night and were taken to Bellahouston Hospital and Merryflats Combination Hospital - Pte 16857 J. Shaw, 1st KOSB was taken to Merryflats Combination Hospital (The Scotsman Monday, 6th December 1915, page 5)

Transfer: At some point after his recovery, he was transferred to the 1/5th KOSB and killed in the battalion's last engagement on 31st October 1918, see CWGC

See MIs and cemetery photo

In Memory of


16857, 1st/5th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers

who died age 24

on 31 October 1918

Son of Benjamin and Jane Shaw, of Drumlanrig Bridge, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.

Remembered with honour



bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers.

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