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CROSSHILL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detaailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2005

The war memorial stands at a road junction in Crosshill. It is in the form of a large monolith. The names of the men who died are cut into the memorial in a form of relief. The memorial states full name, rank and force and how they died and details the men from both World War 1 and 2. The name have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading.

Photographs Copyright © Eric McQuarrie 2005

1914-1918

ALLAN

James

Private, Ayrshire Yeomanry. Killed in action

ALLAN

Malcolm

Private 201174, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action in Palestine arena 19th April 1917. Born Newton, enlisted Ayr, resident Maybole.

BAYLISS

William

Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Died on active service

CAMPBELL

Thomas

Private, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action

COULLIER

John

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action

COULTER, D.C.M.

Samuel

Lance Corporal, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action

CROMBIE

Henry

Private, Seaforth Highlanders. Died on active service

DALZIEL

Niven

Private 12148, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. [Killed in action on memorial] Died 26th September 1915. Born Crosshill, enlisted Ayr, resident Inverlochy. Invernessshire.

DARROCH

Robert

Private 13214, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. [Killed in action on memorial] Died 12th October 1916. Born and resident Crosshill, enlisted Ayr.

DARROCH

William

Private, Australian Infantry. Killed in action

DUNLOP

Quintin

Private, Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action

HAMILTON

William

Private, Ayrshire Yeomanry. Died On active service

HARKNESS

Elizabeth

Staff Nurse, ?. Died On active service

HARVEY

Samuel

Private, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action

JOHNSTON

Hugh

Staff Sergeantm, Royal Engineers. Killed in action

McCULLOCH

Hendry

Private 278734, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 20th November 1917. Born Kirkmichael, enlisted Maybole, resident Crosshill.

McDOWALL

John K

Private, Australian Infantry. Killed in action

McLURE

Thomas

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action

MURRAY

James

Private 30152, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 20th May 1917. Born and resident Crosshill, enlisted Ayr.

SCOTT

James

Private, Ayrshire Yeomanry. Killed in action

SMITH

James

Sergeant, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action

TAYLOR

William

Private, Royal Scots. Killed in action

WALLACE

Alexander

Gunner 74831, Royal Garrison Artillery. [Killed in action on memorial] Died of wounds 5th April 1917. Born Crosshill, enlisted Glasgow.

WOODS

Stephen

Private, Army Veterinary Corps. Died On active service

1939-1945

ANDREW

Edward Slaven

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1307153, 515 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th October 1943. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany. Collective grave Plot 12 Row H Graves 6-9.

LINDEN

Alexander James

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 614379, Royal Air Force. Died 18th August 1942. Aged 22. Son of Hugh and Margaret Linden, of Crosshill, Ayrshire. Buried in WICK CEMETERY, Caithnessshire. Section O. Grave 426.

McKIE

Robert

Lance Sergeant 2693676, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 14th November 1943. Aged 33. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7.

McQUATER

Alick

[Memorial states Flight Sergeant] Sergeant 1369879, 75 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 158.

STARK

Alexander Charles

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 48313, 464 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th March 1945. Aged 25. Son of Charles and Nancy Stark, of Crosshill, Ayrshire; husband of Mary Geraldine Stark, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 6. Row B. Grave 16.

21 May 2005

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