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FENWICK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detaailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Jim Bundy; researched Martin Edwards 2005

The war memorial stands besides the road which at the time of transcription was being reconstructed and the memorial was in a dirty state due to this. The memorial is inscribed on three sides. The top section names those from World War 1 with Regiments and the lower section those from World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Jim Bundy 2005

ERECTED
IN MEMORY OF
THE GALLANT MEN
OF FENWICK DISTRICT
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WARS

1914-19

BROWN

James

Machine Gun Corps probably James Brown, Private 124334, 20th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 18th September 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Kilmaurs, enlisted Ayr. Son of James Brown, of Redding Farm, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. Formerly 203750, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 8.

BURNS

George

Private S/4140, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Alabany's). Killed in action 9th May 1915. Born and enlisted Kilmarnock. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 38 and 39.

CARRUTHERS

Benjamin

Private 42031, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 2nd August 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Fenwick, enlisted Ayr. Formerly 32557, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Buried in VAUXBUIN FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. PLot II. Row B. Grave 13.

CLARK

Robert

Private 270186, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 23. Born Fenwick, enlisted Ayr, resident Kilmarnock. Formerly 2031, Ayrshire Imperial Yeomanry and 205526 Royal Scots Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 13 and 14.

CORBETT

The Hon. Arthur [Cameron]

[Memorial states Royal Air Force] Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service. Died 4th December 1916. Son of 1st Baron Rowallan, of Rowallan, Ayrshire. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 3.

CUTHBERT

David

Private 12827, 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 26th September 1915. Born and enlisted Kilmarnock, resident High Fenwick. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 46 to 49.

CUTHBERT

James

Private 791, 3rd Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action at Bray, France, 8th August 1918. Aged 27. Born Kilmarnock, Scotland, enlisted Caboolture, Queensland, Australia. Son of Mrs. Jessie Cuthbert of Glebe Cottage, High Fenwick by Kilmarnock. Educated at Fenwick School. Farmer by trade. Emigrated aged 20. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 4. See Australian Roll of Honour

CUTHBERT

Robert

Private DM2/179257, Base Mechanical Transport Depot, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 1st December 1918. Aged 31. Born at Fenwick, Ayrshire. Son of William and Jessie Cuthbert; husband of Margaret Cuthbert, of Main St., Dundonald, Kilmarnock. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 786.

FARRELL

James

Private 200894, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 1st October 1918. Born Hurlford, enlsited Kilmarnock, resident Kilwinning. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

GORDON

Hugh Smith

Rifleman 4842, 18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted Glasgow, resident Perth. Son of Elizabeth Gordon, of Waterside, Fenwick, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Formerly 400, 1st/26th Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 1A. Row C. Grave 14.

HAINAN

John

Royal Scots Fusiliers

HOWIE

John

Ordinary Seaman J/59292, H.M.S. Vehement, Royal Navy. Died 2nd August 1918. Aged 20. Son of Thomas and Maggie Howie, of Moor Farm, Fenwick, Kilmarnock. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Column 27.

LAMBERT

George

Second Lieutenant, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 25. Son of the Rev. John C. Lambert, D.D., and Catherine S. Lambert, of Braeheads, Fenwick, Kilmarnock. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 17.

LAMBERT

William [Fairlie]

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 23rd March 1916 (SDGW states 22nd). Aged 20. Son of the Rev. John C. Lambert, D.D. and Catherille S. Lambert. of Fenwick, Ayrshire. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 5. Row K. Grave 9.

LEES

Thomas

Private 13244, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 1st October 1918. Born and resident Kilmarnock, enlisted Irvine. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

MAIR

James

Gordon Highlanders probably James MAIR, Private S/8048, 10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 20th September 1915. Born Glenmuir, Ayrshire, enlisted Kilmarnock. Buried in FOSSE 7 MILITARY CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 2.

McEWAN

Adam

[Spelt McEwen on CWGC] Private 241533, 61st/th (City of Glasgow) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds in Egypt 29th August 1917. Aged 23. Born Stewarton, enlisted Glasgow, resident Fenwick. Son of Adam and Jane McEwen, of Silverrigg, Chapelton, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Native of Fenwick, Ayrshire. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Row A. Grave 64.

McLUNG

Gilbert

[Listed as McLUNG on memorial but should be McCLUNG] probably Gilbert McCLUNG, Private 34306, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Aged 20. Died 7th May 1919. 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.

OWENS

John

New Zealand Corps

PATON

Charles

Private S/4129, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 17th November 1915. Born Fenwick, enlisted Kilmarnock. Buried in SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 2.

REID

James

Royal Field Artillery possibly James REID, Gunner 655297, "C" Battery, 172nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2nd June 1917. Born Glenluse, Wigtown, enlisted Irvine. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row J. Grave 56.

RETSON

Thomas Bateman

Private 33278, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 26th November 1917. Aged 23. Born Fenwick, enlisted Ayr, resident Beith. Son of Mary McManus Retson, of The Manse, Fenwick, Kilmarnock, and the late George Retson. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A.

ROBERTSON

John

Royal Field Artillery possibly John ROBERTSON, Driver 655986 (655985 on CWGC), 7th Indian Division Ammunition Column (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died in Plaestine 25th October 1918. Born Paisley, Renfrew, enlisted Irvine. Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanon. Grave 11.

RYAN

John

Irish Guards

WATRET

Thomas [Philip]

Private 8468, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 16th December 1915. Aged 19. Son of Joseph and Barbara Watret, of Rains Vale, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire. Commemorated on Special memorial B. 161, REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey. 1,393 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 349 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

WATSON

Thomas

Australian Infantry Force

WILSON

Alexander

Private 41060, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 3rd May 1917. Born Dreghorn, enlisted Kilmarnock, resident Fenwick. Formerly Ayrshire Imperial Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

WILSON

Andrew

King's Own Scottish Borderers

WILSON

Gilbert [Sloan]

Sergeant 265054, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th September 1918. Aged 30. Enlisted Kilmarnock, resident High Fenwick. Son of the late Gilbert Sloan Wilson; husband of Jeanie Strachan Young Wilson, of East Park, High Fenwick, Kilmarnock. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 14.

WYLIE

John [Houston]

Private 3030175, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), Canadian Corps. Died 28th September 1918. Born 8th February 1880. Son of John and Mary Wylie, of Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland. Resient Norolk, Vancoiuver, Canada. Born Glasgow. Next of kin Mrs. Mary Wylie, his mother. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 23rd August 1917 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Age at enlisted ment 37 years 6 months, height 5 feet 9½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair brown; religion Presbyterian. Buried in CREST CEMETERY, FONTAINE-NOTRE DAME, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 12. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10620 - 46

1939-1945

CALLIGHAN

T

I Guards probably thomas Callaghan, Guardsman 2720319, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards. Died 8th February 1944. Aged 27. Son of Thomas and Mary Callaghan, of Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon, Republic of Ireland. Buried in ROME WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 27.

CORBETT

The Hon. John

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 18th July 1944. Aged 19. Son of Lt.-Col. Thomas Godfrey Polson Corbett, 2nd Baron Rowallan, M.C., T.D., D.L. (formerly of The Royal Scots Fusiliers), and Lady Rowallan, of Rowallan, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 12, Column 2.

GLASSFORD

John

Lance Sergeant 1527679, 79 (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 18th June 1944. Aged 26. Son of James Glassford, and of Catherine MacLeod Glassford, of High Fenwick, Ayrshire. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 9.

GORDON

James

Bombardier 812397, 9 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 9th June 1944. Aged 34. Husband of Christina B. Gordon, of Fenwick, Ayrshire. Buried in CHITTAGONG WAR CEMETERY, Bangladesh. Plot 7. Row F. Grave S.

LINDSAY

James [Wallace]

Fusilier 3127878, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 23rd February 1944. Aged 31. Son of George and Helen Findlay Lindsay, of Kilmarnock; husband of Mary Reid Lindsay, of Kilmarnock. Buried in FENWICK CEMETERY, Ayrshire. Section A. Grave 375.

MIDDLETON

George [Sutherland]

Lance Corporal 2390106, Eighth Army Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 21st July 1945. Aged 41. Son of Katie Henderson Middleton; husband of Robina Middleton, of Fenwick, Ayrshire. Buried in PADUA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 9.

MILLER

Andrew

Guardsman 2701844, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 20th April 1944. Aged 21. Son of Andrew and Sarah Miller, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Plot XVIII. Row D. Grave 19.

SMITH

I

RAF

YOUNG

A

RAF probably Archibald YOUNG, Sergeant 1068149, 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th September 1942. Aged 20. Son of Robert and Agnes Young, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 97.

11 July 2005

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