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TROON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detaailed information
Compiled and copyright © Baird Ferguson 2005

The war memorial stands on Troon Seafront (South Beach). The front of the memorial faces the West and the Firth of Clyde. The monument contains the names from the first world war and a screen wall with a bench attached, on the East side, has the second world war names attached on a plaque. The memorial depicts Britannia standing on chains and holding a trident and palm. The statue was foundered by H H Martyn and Co., the sculptor was Walter henry Gilbert.

Note: There are a large number of men on this memorial who died on 12th July 1915 at Gallipoli while serving with the 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Photograph Copyright © Baird Ferguson 2004

1914

 

THIS STATUE
WAS PLACED
TO
COMMEMORATE
THE MEN OF
TROON WHO
SEEKING THE
WELFARE OF
THEIR COUNTRY
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN SO DOING
AND ARE NOW
RESTING IN AND
BEYOND the SEAS

1918

 

1914-1918

AGNEW

David

No further information currently available

BARNES

Robert

No further information currently available

BOYD

G.V.M.

No further information currently available

BRAND

Geoffrey

No further information currently available

BRIGHT

William

No further information currently available

BRINKWORTH

Charles F

Private 201707, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 19th April 1917 in Egypt. Born Coventry, Warwickshire, enlisted Glasgow, resident Troon.

CALDERWOOD

Gavin

Private 6930, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 6th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born St Rollox, Lanarkshire, enlisted Stranraer, resident Troon.

CALDWELL

Alexander

No further information currently available

CALDWIGHT

John

No further information currently available

CAMERON

John

No further information currently available

CAMPBELL

David

Lance Corporal 6725, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds 12th July 1915 at Gallipoli. Born Auchinleck, enlisted Troon.

CAMPBELL

James

No further information currently available

CAMPBELL

John

No further information currently available

CAMPBELL

Robert

Private S/40548, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 11th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Troon, enlisted Glasgow. Formerly 3391, Lovat Scouts.

CAMPBELL

Robert F

Private 42046, 15th (Service) Battalion (1st Glasgow). Killed in action 10th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Troon, enlisted Glasgow.

CARRICK

John

No further information currently available

CLEARIE

Hamilton

Private 36027, 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Troon. Formerly 175533, Royal Field Artillery.

CONNELL

James

No further information currently available

CONNELL

John L

Private 331440, 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 15th JUly 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Dundonald, enlisted Galsgow, resident Troon.

COWAN

William

No further information currently available

CROSS

Arthur

No further information currently available

CUNNINGHAM

Andrew

Private 2890, 18th Battalion (4th Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Died 8th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Glasgow, resident Troon.

CURRIE

Richard

No further information currently available

CURRIE

Robert

Private 11543, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 30th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Troon, enlisted Ayr.

CUTHBERT

Gilbert

No further information currently available

DALE

Robert

Private 2807, 2nd Battaliuon, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 30th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Troon.

DANIEL

John

No further information currently available

DANIEL

Peter

Private S/15216, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died 16th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Glasgow, resident Troon.

DANIEL

Thomas

No further information currently available

DEVINE

John

No further information currently available

DEWAR

James

No further information currently available

DEWAR

Robert [James Murray]

Trooper 1940, Household Battalion, Household Cavalry. Killed in action 21st January 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Kelvin, enlisted and resident Troon. Formerly 2813, Ayr Yeomanry.

DICK

Andrew

Private 305049, Tank Corps. Killed in action 8th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Troon, enlisted Ayr. Formerly 9420, Royal Scots Fusiliers.

DICK

John

Private 51215, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 7th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Dundonald, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon. Formerly 30059, Scottish Rifles.

DONAGHEY

Andrew

[Spelt DONAGHY on SDGW] Private 7157, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action in Egypt 23rd April 1916. Born Dundonald, enlisted Troon, resident Irvine.

DRUMMOND

Thomas

No further information currently available

DUNLOP

Henry "Harry" Adams

Private 58910, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 1st August 1918. Born Dundonald, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon. Formerly 2/13556, Training Reserve Battalion and 53214, Highland Light Infantry.

EWEN

Edgar

No further information currently available

FAIRLEY

James

Private 235353, 9th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th October 1917. Born Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire, enlisted Troon. Formerly 201493, Northumberland Fusiliers.

FERNIE

George

No further information currently available

FERNIE

George

No further information currently available

GARDNER

John

No further information currently available

GORDON

John

No further information currently available

GUTHRIE

Robert

No further information currently available

HAMILTON

Alexander [Edmund]

Private 1850, Ayrshire (Earl of Carrisk's OWn) (Hussars) Yeomanry. Killed in action at gallipoli 16th November 1915. Born and resident Troon.

HAMILTON

Andrew

No further information currently available

HAMILTON

William

No further information currently available

HASTINGS

Robert

Private 7510, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12th July 1915. Born Dundonald, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

HENRY

William

Private 28369, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 18th September 1918. Born Dundonald, enlisted Troon.

HOWIE

Robert

Private 6867, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12th July 1915.

HOWIE

Thomas

No further information currently available

HUTTON

Robert

No further information currently available

HUTTON

Robert

No further information currently available

HUTTON

Robert

No further information currently available

HUTTON

Robert

No further information currently available

HYDES

Andrew

No further information currently available

HYNDS

Robert

Private 10765, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Dundonald, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon. Formerly 5606, Royal Scots Fusiliers.

IRVINE

Charles

[Spelt IRVING on SDGW] Acting Lance Corporal 2808, 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 13th July 1917.

JACKSON

Donald

No further information currently available

KENNEDY

John

No further information currently available

KERR

Andrew

No further information currently available

KERR

John [Rennie]

Sergeant 44021, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 10th April 1917. Born Kippen, Stirling, enlisted Troon. Formerly 3865, Highland Light Infantry.

KILPATRICK

Robert

[Listed as KIRPATRICK on SDGW] Private S/15345, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 20th September 1917. Born Dundonald, enlisted Irvine, resident Troon.

LAING

Robert [Campbell Craig]

Private 32324, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 12th october 1917. Born Dundonald, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon. Formerly 17635, 56th Training Reserve Battalion.

LAING

Thomas

Private 7590, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at gallipoli 12th July 1915. Born and resident Troon, enlisted Ayr.

LIGATE

John

Private 6648, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died at gallipoli 2nd October 1915. Born Dundonald, enlisted Troon.

LINDSAY

Andrew

Acting Corporal 6986, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 25th September 1915. Born Ballantrae, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

MAGEE

Hans

Private S/40677, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Born and resident Troon, enlisted Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Formerly 3394, Lovat Scouts.

MAGEE

William

No further information currently available

MANNING

John

No further information currently available

MARTIN

John [A]

Private 241889, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 23rd July 1918. Born Troon, enlisted Ayr.

MARTIN

Thomas

Lance Corporal 12371, Scots Guards. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Born and resident Troon, enlisted Glasgow.

McAUGHTRIE

Peter

No further information currently available

McAUGHTRIE

Thomas

No further information currently available

McCAIG

John

Private 6645, 1st/5th Battalion, Royals Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 19th September 1915. Born Ardrossan, enlisted Troon.

McCORMACK

James

Acting Sergeant 6727, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12th July 1915. Born Stirling, enlisted Troon.

McCOURTNEY

Samuel

Private 240289, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds in Palestine 2nd December 1917. Born Dundonald, enlisted Troon.

McCRIRICK

George

Private 295220, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action in Palestine 27th December 1917. Born Old Cumnock, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

McCRONE

David

No further information currently available

McCRONE

John

No further information currently available

McDONALD

William

No further information currently available

McFARLANE

David

Private 43984, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died 9th November 1918. Born Glasgow, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon. Formerly 56685, Royal Army Medical Corps.

McGREGOR

Alan

[Spelt Allan on SDGW] Corporal 200491, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 2nd August 1917. Enlisted Inverness, resident Troon.

McJANNET

Hector

No further information currently available

McKANE

Robert

No further information currently available

McKEAN

Robert

No further information currently available

McLEAN

John

Private 33307, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 11th January 1917. Born Ardrossan, enlisted and resident Troon.

McMURCHIE

John

No further information currently available

McMURRAY

George

Private 138150, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 30th June 1918. Born Dundonald, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon. Formerly 39130, Scottish Rifles.

McNAIR

John

No further information currently available

McNEILLAGE

John

Private 6908, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 22nd AUgust 1915. Born Pitlochry, Perthshire, enlisted Troon.

McQUEEN

George

Sergeant 240027, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Scots fusiliers. Killed in action in Palestine 19th April 1917. Born and enlisted Troon, resident Kilmarnock.

McTAGGART

Alexander

No further information currently available

MEIKLE

Robert

No further information currently available

MELVILLE

John [A]

Private 26294, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 30th January 1917. Born Barr, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

MILLER

William

Private 34998, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action23rd April 1917. Born Glasgow, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

MOFFAT

William

No further information currently available

MOIR

Thomas

No further information currently available

MOORE

Tom

No further information currently available

MORRISON

William

Private 6723, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12th July 1915. Born Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, enlisted Troon.

MORTON

George

No further information currently available

MUNRO

George

No further information currently available

MURCHIE

Robert

No further information currently available

MURPHY

Thomas

Private 53070, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 21st June 1918. Born Londonderry, Co. Derry, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon. Formerly TR/2/5168, Training Reserve Battalion.

MURRAY

Donald

No further information currently available

MURRAY

James

No further information currently available

NELSON

Robert

No further information currently available

PATERSON

John

Lance Sergeant S/20732, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Dundonald, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

PATERSON

John

Lance Corporal 41069, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 12th March 1918. Born Kircudbright, enlisted Troon.

PATON

James

Private 241244, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds in Egypt 25th April 1917. Born Newtownards, Co. Down, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

QUAIL

John

No further information currently available

REDDING

David

No further information currently available

RITCHIE

Robert

Lance Corporal 38178, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 28th September 1918. Born and enlisted Troon.

ROBERTSON

James

Private 7355, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 12th July 1915 at gallipoli. Born Glasgow, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

RODGER

Hugh

No further information currently available

ROSS

Alexander

Private 20966, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th April 1917. Enlisted Warwick, resident Troon.

ROXBURGH

John

No further information currently available

SAYER

Ernest

Private 14981, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 26th September 1915. Born Leamington, Warwikshire, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

SHAW

Charles

No further information currently available

SHAW

John

No further information currently available

SHAW

Robert

No further information currently available

SHIELDS

Patrick

No further information currently available

SLEATER

William

Private 2866, 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th November 1916. Born Kilmarnock, enlisted Troon.

SMITH

David

No further information currently available

SPROAT

William

No further information currently available

STEELE

John

[Spelt STEEL on SDGW] Private 6988, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 30th December 1915. Born Dundonald, enlisted Troon.

STEELE

Peter [Campbell]

[Spelt STEEL on SDGW] Private 7162, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 13th July 1915. Born Dundonald, enlisted Troon.

STEVENSON

William

Sergeant 7350, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action in Egypt 4th August 1916. Born Dundonald, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

STORRAR

Andrew

No further information currently available

STRACHAN

James

Private 7158, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12th July 1915. Born Aberlour, Banffshire, enlisted Troon.

SYMINGTON

Percy

No further information currently available

TAIT

John

No further information currently available

TAIT

Robert

No further information currently available

TAYLOR

John [Mcf]

Private 7159, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12th July 1915. Born Campbeltown, enlisted Troon.

THOM

David

Private 13329, 7th Battalion, Royal Scots fusiliers. Died of wounds 13th May 1916. Born Dumfries, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

THOMSON

David

No further information currently available

THOMSON

William

No further information currently available

TORRANCE

James

Lance Corporal 2824, 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Galston, enlisted Ayr.

TULLY

John [B]

Private 41431, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds 25th July 1918. Born Ardrishaig, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

TULLY

William

Private 295254, 12th battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 3rd November 1918. Enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

WALLACE

Robert

Sergeant 11528, 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 12th May 1916. Born Troon, enlisted Ayr.

WALLACE

William

No further information currently available

WARREN

James

No further information currently available

WATSON

David

No further information currently available

WATSON

James [Fleming]

Private 43694, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 25th April 1918. Born and enlisted Troon. Formerly 2833, Highland Light Infantry.

WATSON

Laurence

No further information currently available

WHYTE

James

No further information currently available

WILSON

James

No further information currently available

WILSON

Thomas

No further information currently available

Another plaque on the First World War Memorial seems to be
composed of names which were added later probably those omitted or died of their wounds.

BROWN

Hugh

No further information currently available

COWAN

James

No further information currently available

DOUGHERTY

James

No further information currently available

FLEMING

Robert

No further information currently available

FOSTER

Nathaniel

No further information currently available

FRASER

Donald

No further information currently available

HARVEY

David

Private 6576, 1st Battalion, Queen's OWn Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 11th November 1914. Born Aloa, Strirlingshire, enlisted Hamilton, Lanarkshire, resident Troon.

McCLURE

David

No further information currently available

McCLURKIN

George

No further information currently available

McLEOD

Joseph

Private 13483, 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th September 1915. Born Granemouth, Stirlingshire, enlisted Ayr, resident Troon.

MILLIGAN

Alexander

No further information currently available

OLIPHANT

James

No further information currently available

PATON

Samuel

No further information currently available

POWRIE

William

Temporary Second Lieutenant, 2nd/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Aged 23. Son of Jessie Graham Powrie, of 8, Nicoll St., Ward Rd., Dundee, and the late William Powrie; husband of Jessie McCubbin Powrie, of "Ardmillan," Welbeck Crescent, Troon, Ayrshire (only married one month before he was killed). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.

RITCHIE

Duncan

No further information currently available

TAYLOR

Robert

No further information currently available

TAYLOR

William

No further information currently available

WALLACE

James

No further information currently available

YOUNG

James

Grave stone for James Young, TroonDied at Bellahouston Hospital, Glasgow, as a result of wounds received during the war when there were complications with a stomach wound 13th February 1923. Aged 24. He was raised in the Old Station Cottages, Dundonald Road, Troon. Son of Robert and Agnes Young; husband of Joan MacMIllan.

1939 1945
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Names to follow

     

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