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PINWHERRY SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2005

This memorial is located in Pinwherry School, on Rememberence Day the children of the school and members of the public take part in Rememberence Service. Pinwherry itself is situated on the A714 between Girvan and Barrhill.

Photograph Copyright © William Hair 2005

1914

 

1919

TO THE LASTING MEMORY OF THE PUPILS
OF PINWHERRY SCHOOL WHO SACRIFICED
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

BURTON

Gilbert
Private 256411, 52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 28th September 1918. Aged 31. Born 2nd March 1887 in Ayrshire. Resident Sloow, Saskatchewn, Canada. Son of Hamilton and Helen Burton, of Drumgrier, Pinwherry. Unmarried. Religion Presbyterian. Blacksmith by trade. Enlisted 3rd January 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewn, Canada aged 30 years 10 months, height f5 feet 8 inches, girth 42, complexion red, eyes blue, brown. Buried in CREST CEMETERY, FONTAINE-NOTRE DAME, Nord, France. Plot/Section/Row B. Grave 32. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1324 - 45

CAITENS

John
Private 22973, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 30th July 1916. Born and resident Pinwherry, enlisted Ayr. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C.

DAVIDSON

John
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GIBSON

Robert McC
Private S/13302, 10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 28th April 1916. Aged 20. Born Pinwherry, enlisted Kilmarnock. Son of James and Elizabeth Gordon Gibson, of Laigh Hapton, Darvel, Ayrshire. Buried in SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section P. Grave 13.

JONES

William
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KELLY

John
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McCLUNG

James
probably Gunner 2/2495, 7th Battery, 2nd Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery. Died of wounds 11th June 1917. Aged 41. Son of Jessie and the late James McClung, of Airds, Mossdale, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, , . Plot II. Row M. Grave 2.

McQUAKER

Thomas
probably Private 41746, 12th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th March 1918. Born Colmonell, enlisted Girvan. Formerly 27023, King's Own Scottish Borderers. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 72.

RICHMOND

Andrew G
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RITCHIE

William Fox
Sergeant 283, 12th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action in Salonika 19th September 1918. Aged 31. Born Bellshill, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, enlisted Ayr, resident Colmonell. Son of George and Margaret Fox Ritchie, of Oaknowe, Colmonell, Ayrshire. Served six years with the 1st Bn. in Malta and India, prior to the War. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 17.

TEMPLETON

James
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AND IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO ALSO SERVED

BROADFOOT

William
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CIARNS

William
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CAMPBELL

James
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CAMPBELL

John
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CAMPBELL

Gilbert
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COSSAR

Robert G
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DALGLEISH

James
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DIAMOND

James
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DORKIN

James
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FERGUSON

John
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GALLACHER

Alfred
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GALLACHER

Thomas
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GALLACHER

William
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GIBSON

Alexander
Brother of Robert Gibson, who is also on this memorial under the fallen. Alexander was seriously wounded and honourably discharged from the Ayrshire Yeomanry as unfit for further active service in 1915. He died of pneumonia in 1953 at Kilmarnock Infirmary. His life was spent in agriculture and horticulture. His wife was Catherine Savage and their last address together was Lealoan Cottage Darvel, Ayrshire.

GIBSON

Thomas Ross
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GIBSON

Thomas
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GORDON

Thomas
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HALE

David
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HALE

John
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HARRIS

Robert
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HUNTER

James Robert
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KELLY

David
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KELLY

James
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KENNEDY

John
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KENNEDY

William Milroy
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KIRKPATRICK

Thomas
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LINDEN

George
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LITTLEWOOD

Robert H
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McCALLUM

Thomas
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McCLUNG

Thomas
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McGREGOR

Archibald
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McQUAKER

John Milroy
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McQUAKER

William
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MONTGOMERY

James
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MUIR

Alexander
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MURRAY

Hugh
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NELSON

David
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REYBURN

Hugh T
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REYBURN

Matthew
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STRATTON

James
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SNOW

William Charles
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WALKER

William
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WILSON

Douglas
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WILSON

James
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WILSON

James
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WILSON

John
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Last updated 4 January, 2016

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