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BALLANTRAE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detaailed information
Compiled and copyright © Eric McQuarrie 2005

The war memorial stands high up and is constructed from white stone surmounted by a celtic cross. The names are listed by year, rank, forename, surname and service/Regiment. For ease of reading these have been sorted into alphabetical order.

Photographs Copyright © Eric McQuarrie 2005

TO THE GLORIOUS
MEMORY OF THE MEN
FROM THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-19

AGNEW

Robert McDowall

Private 202883, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 10th April 1918. Aged 34. Born Ballantrae, enlisted Ayr, Resident Maybole. Son of John and Isabella Agnew; husband of Margaret Agnew, of Drummond's Buildings, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 27.

ANDERSON

Andrew

Lance Corporal, Ayrshire Yeomanry. Died 1917

BARNETT

George

Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 1920. See also Laggan Estate.

BARNETT

Joseph Hill

[Piper] Private S/3645, "A" Company, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 26th September 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Ballantrae, enlisted Dumfries. Son of Peter and Hughine Barnett, of Ballantrae, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 125 to 127. See also Laggan Estate.

BAXTER

Harry

Private 43929, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds 13th October 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Ballantrae, enlisted Girvan. Son of Henry and Jane Baxter, of Shellknowe, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. Buried in in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row F. Grave 4.

BELL

Alexander

Lance Corporal 59464, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots (LOthian Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd October 1918. Aged 19. Born Barr, enlisted Ayr, resident Colmonell. Son of James and Margaret Bell, of Dalquhandy Farm, Coalburn, Lanarkshire. Formerly 2/6332, 53rd Training Battalion and 56997, Highland Light Infantry. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 9.

BROWN

David

Private 19610, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 19th February 1916. Born and resident Ballantrae, enlisted Ayr. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 21.

BROWN

James

Corporal 12468, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Born and resident Ballantrae, enlisted Ayr. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panle 60 and 61.

CARLE

Alexander

Private 32415, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 22nd August 1917. Aged 19. Born Colmonell, enlisted Kilwinning, resident Ballantrae. Son of John and Mary Carle, of Shellknowe, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panle 60 and 61.

CRAWFORD

Gilbert

Private 451811, 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 13th November 1917. Born 11th May 1889 in Ballantrae. Son of Thomas and Rachel Crawford, of Main St., Ballantrae, Ayrshire. Engineer by trade. Single man. Enlisted 30th June 1915 (passed fit 25th June) at Niagara, Canada, aged 28, height 5 feet 10 inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair; religion Prebyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2120 - 36

DAVIDSON

William

Corporal 81210, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 9th September 1916. Aged 35. Born 5th December 1883 at Ballantrae. Son of the late David and Janet Davidson. Cement worker. Singleman. Enlisted and passed fit 12th Decemebr 1914 at Winnipeg, aged 31, height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair red; religion Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2328 - 12

GRACIE

John Hyslop

[Listed on memorial as Private] Guardsman 15827, Scots Guards. Killed in action 15th October 1918. Aged 25. Born Ballantrae, enlisted Maybole. Son of James and Charlotte Gracie, of Glenour, Pinwherry, Ayrshire. Buried in CARNIERES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.

GRAHAM

Alexander

Private 10232, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 15th December 1914. Born Ballantrae, enlisted Stranraer. Son of Jane and Alexander Graham, of Ballantrae, Ayrshire; husband of Elizabeth Graham, of Balloch O'Gnorie, Colmonell, Ayrshire. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France. Row A. Grave 16.

GREIG

Gilbert

Lance Corporal 15596, 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 27. Born Colmonell, enlisted Glasgow, resident Ballantrae. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAl, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 C.

HEWITSON

James

Private 301456, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 17th March 1917. Aged 22. Born Cambeltown, enlisted Stirling, resident Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Son of Robert and Grace Hewitson, of Awies, New Luce, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Buried in ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 15.

HUGHES-ONSLOW

Denzil

Major, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th July 1916. Aged 52. Son of the late Henry John and Judith C. Hughes Onslow, of Balkissock, Ayrshire; husband of Marion Hughes-Onslow, of Laggan, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row D. Grave 12. See also Laggan Estate.

KENNEDY, MC

David [Hew]

[Listed as Second Lieutenant on CWGC] Captain, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 26. Son of the late R. F. Kennedy, of Finnants, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 and 33.

KENNEDY

James Gilbert

[Listed as Royal Flying Corps on memorial] Lieutenant, 65 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 4th April 1918. Son of the late R. F. Kennedy, of Finnarts, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

KYLE

William [L]

[Listed on memorial as Trooper, Ayrshire Yeomanry] Private 24322, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 26th October 1916 in the Balkans. Aged 23. Enlisted Ayr, resident Ballantrae. Son of William and Jessie Kyle, of 117, Skares, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire. Native of Glenapp, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 633.

McCLUNG

Gilbert

Private 34306, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 7th May 1919. Aged 20. Born Galston, enlisted Ayr, resident Ballantrae. Son of James McClung, of Garleffin, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln(Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot III. Row F. Grave 21.

McCLUNG

John

Private 871115, 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 9th April 1917. Aged 28. Born 10th February 1890 in Ballantrae. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James McClung, of Ballantrae, Scotland; husband of Ethel M. Vernon (formerly McClung), of 692, 12th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia. Employed as a Teamster. Enlisted and passed fit 9th February 1916 at Winnipeg, aged 26, height 5 feet 9½ inches, girth 39 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown; religion Presbyterian. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6636 - 29

McCREADIE

John Foster

[Listed on memorial as Trooper, Ayrshire Yeomanry] Private 295367, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 30th June 1918. Aged 25. Born Ballantrae, enlisted Ayr. Son of Helen Foster, of 83, Glendowne St., Girvan, and the late John Foster. Buried in NIEPPE-BOIS (RUE-DU-BOIS) BRITISH CEMETERY, VIEUX-BERQUIN, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 8.

McGILL

John F

Private S/13646, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 28th July 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Ballantrae, enlisted Glasgow.

McKIE

Andrew O

Airman, Royal Air Force. Died 1918. See also Laggan Estate.

McKINNON

Duncan

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 1921

McWHIRTER

William

Lance Corporal 42122, 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 2nd December 1917. Born Ballantrae, enlisted Ayr, resident Colmonell. Formerly 28813, Scottish Rifles.

MEIKLE

Gilbert F

Private 8356, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12th July 1915. Enlisted Ayr, resident Ballantrae.

MITCHELL

William

Gunner 69013, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 23rd March 1918. Born and resident Ballantrae, enlisted Girvan.

MURRAY

William

[Memorial lists him as dying in 1918] Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's (Middlesex Regiment0. Killed in action 24th April 1917.

PARKER

John

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 1915

SCOTT

James

[Listed on memorial as Trooper, Ayrshire Yeomanry] Private 296068, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 6th November 1917 in Palestine.

SHIELDS

Walter

Able Seaman, HMS Hampshire. Died 1916

SKILLING

Hugh T

Private 12165, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 10th August 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Ballantrae, enlisted Ayr. Son of John and Agnes Skilling, of Heronsford, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAl, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C. See also Laggan Estate.

SKILLING

John McD.

Private, Black Watch. Died 1918

STOCK

Arthur

[Not listed on SDGW] Captain, Ayrshire Yeomanry. Died 1915

TEMPLETON

James

Private, Royal Scots. Died 1920

TURNBULL

Alex W.

Private, Royal Engineers. Died 1920

WALKER

John A.

Captain, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 19th February 1916.

WILSON

Robert

Private 5664, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 14th September 1914. Born Girvan, enlisted Glasgow, resident Ballantrae.

WRIGHT

Robert

Second Lieutenant, 18th Battalion, Royal irish Rifles. Killed in action 7th November 1917.

YOUNG

Harry

Captain, [Territorial], Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 4th March 1919.

In the graveyard there is a mass grave (containing more than one man)

ERECTED
BY SUBSCRIPTION
TO THE MEMORY OF

TRENGROVE G H
Chief Engineer, SS Ravensworth, Mercantile Marine. Found drowned 23rd September 1917.
HANLAN D
Acting Leading Seaman, SS Ravensworth, Royal Fleet Reserve. Found drowned 23rd September 1917.

LIVINGSTONE

Malcolm C

SS Rowan. Disaster 9th October 1921. Aged 30.

ATKINSON

G

Leading Supply Assistant P/MX 57914, HMS Godetia, Royal Navy. Died 6th September 1940.

JACK

A

Seaman P/5838D, HMS Transylvania, Royal Navy. Died 10th August 1940.

O HEAR US WHEN WE CRY TO THEE
FOR THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEA

15 May 2005

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