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Reply Bill Heaney
4:42 PM on February 23, 2015 
The funeral service for the late Adam Bell, who died in Hawick on Friday 20th February, will take place at 11am on Tuesday 3rd March, in Trinity Church, Central Square (Just off High Street), Hawick TD9 9BL.

Thereafter, interment will take place at 11.45am in Wellogate Cemetery, Wellogate Brae, Hawick TD9 9NE, to which all friends are invited. Family flowers only.
Reply Adam Bruce-Watt
8:36 AM on February 18, 2015 
My grandfather, Rev Alick Sawyer, was the 6KOSB padre from October 1943 to October 1944 (previously 8RS) before becoming the divisional Chaplain. During August and September 1944, he apparently spent much of the time with 6RSF. I'd be very interested to discover if anyone has any information/photos/stories about him.
Thanks very much
Adam Bruce-Watt
Reply Bill Heaney
4:22 PM on February 15, 2015 

The funeral of Ernie Ross will be held at Cockpen Church, near Bonnyrigg - EH19 2DT, on Friday 20th Feb at 11.00am.

The service will be followed by interment at Craigmillar Castle Park cemetery - EH14 4TE.

After the service at the cemetery, there will be refreshments at the Ex-Serviceman's Club in Bonnyrigg - EH19 3BE. All are welcome

Fellow Borderers, it is hoped that many of you will be able to arrange time off work to attend this funeral service for a good friend and a well-liked and well-respected Borderer. Ernie was a tremendous bloke and deserves a good send-off.

"Once A Borderer, Always A Borderer."
Reply barbara izzard
12:53 PM on February 15, 2015 
Reply Ned Kelly
7:37 AM on February 14, 2015 
Shocked at the news of Ernie Ross. It was a pleasure to serve with him in Bn HQ when he was the Chief Clerk and I was the ORC. His dedication to all the clerical staff was commendable, his relaxed leadership manner made working in Bn HQ enjoyable! Even with a robust 2IC, who thought he was the RSM and an A & SH RSM, talk about a power struggle! Ernie wasn't frightened to voice his opinion when required, particularly if his clerks were getting hassle. My deepest condolences to Ernie's immediate family and to everyone else that has fond memories of a honest and likeable man. RIP Ernie.
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Reply Batara
5:43 AM on February 9, 2015 
I think Bill said it all-i had the privilege to serve with Ernie who i found to be a excellent soldier. a funny and friendly comrade and a true Borderer I was always proud to say we had 5 brothers serving and Ernie was one of the brothers that i always enjoyed his company and sense of humour
A sad sad loss and my thoughts are with the family at this time
Rest in peace xxv Brian
Reply Paddy Smith
3:17 AM on February 9, 2015 
Just heard of the sad news of Wee Ernie. Remember when I was his section commander in berlin when all clerks etc had to do fibua trg, ernie got on with it in the greatest of attitudes when everybody else was shimfing and freezing ernies sense of of humour and spirit endured. He then returned the compliment and looked after me when I was PSI Dumfries and he was chiefy at TA HQ.
My thoughts and prayers are with Ernies brothers and wider family circle.
RIP Wee Man
Reply Jake McKeown
6:00 AM on February 7, 2015 
Shocked,Stunned,words at this moment fail me but would like to second the words of Bill Heaney well said mate.
Ernie ma wee bud r.i.p. xxv.
Reply Bill Heaney
4:26 AM on February 7, 2015 
I learned earlier yesterday morning, Friday 6th February, that a very special friend had passed away during the night. He had been suffering from a vicious, evil, indiscriminate and terrible disease that has claimed so many similarly special people. Like his late wife four years ago.

He had been the youngest of five brothers that I had had the privilege of serving with in the Army for almost my entire career. He was a first-class soldier, he was a professional, he excelled at his chosen specialist job within the Army, he had a typical excellent Jock sense of humour, he became a great husband to an equally special lady and a great father to his equally great sons. He was a man of great character and integrity. He was loved and respected by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him and who worked with him. But, most of all, he was a damned good mate to everyone who got close to him.

While my loss cannot possibly be as great as the loss suffered by his wife, his sons, his brothers and sisters, my loss is still deep and sincere and I will always miss him, as much as a brother as a friend.

May God bless you and care for you, my good mate, Ernie Ross. I will never forget you. XXV