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WHITLETTS CROSS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detaailed information
Compiled and copyright © Lorraine Donaldson 2009

The war memorial is to be found at Whitletts Cross, Ayr.

 
Awaiting

A TRIBUTE OF HONOUR AND GRATITUDE
TO THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
HOME AND FREEDOM IN THE
GREAT WAR (1914 – 1919)

BAIRD William
Private 3205298, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 5 October 1918. Born 7 December 1887 in Ayr. Son of William Baird. Farm Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted Calgary 7 November 1917, passed fit 4 January 1918. Presbyterian. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 33½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair redish brown. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 40. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 362 - 29
BLACK Robert
Corporal 16629, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died in the Balkans 6 August 1916. Born and resident Whitletts, enlisted Ayr. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 299.
BLACKWOOD Frank
Acting Lance Corporal 332218, "D" Company, 9th (Glasgow Highland)(Territorial) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 11 January 1918. Aged 23. Born Edinburgh, enlisted Glasgow, resident Whiteletts. Son of Rosamond Blackwood, of Low Rd., Whitletts, Ayr, and the late John Blackwood. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.   Panel 131 to 132.
BLAIKIE John Andrew
Private S/7580, 10th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 5 May 1917. Born Whitletts, enlisted Ayr. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
BROWN Hamilton Aird
Private 204037, 1/8th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died of wounds 15 October 1918. Aged 20. Born St. Quivox, Ayr, enlisted Ayr. Son of James and Margaret Brown, of St. Ouivox, Auchincruive, Ayrshire. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXX. Row E. Grave 10.
BURNS Edward M
Private 16597, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 5 May 1919. Aged 24. Born Whitletts, Ayr. Son of Thomas and Margaret Burns, of 78, Russell St., Ayr. Buried in south-east part of ST. QUIVOX CHURCHYARD, Ayrshire.
CUMMING William Francis
Corporal 40964, 1st battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers formerly Ayrshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 5 June 1917. Aged 25. Born Kircubbin, Co. Down, enlisted Ayr, resident Greyabbey, Newtonards, Co. Down. Son of John Cumming, of Greyabbey, Co. Down. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMROIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
DICK William
Private 20907, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 30 July 1916. Born Argyll, enlisted Ayr, resident Whitletts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C.
EARL Matthew
Private 41122, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 23 April 1917. Enlisted Maybole, resident Monkton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMROIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
FLEMING Adam
Private 6828, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 14 April 1915. Born Auchincruin, enlisted Ayr, resident Whitletts. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES No. 1 and No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 18.
GILMOUR Stewart S
Private 8002, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died at Gallipoli 13 July 1915. Enlisted Ayr, resident Whitletts. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 72 to 75.
HILSTON Robert
Private 7913, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12 July 1915. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Ayr. Son of J. and Sarah Hilston, of 3, Lymond Wynd, Ayr. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 72 to 75.
JOHNSTONE Hugh
Staff Sergeant 64595, Second Army Tramway Comapny, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 28 February 1918. Born Kilnarnock, enlisted Ayr, resident Whitletts. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 12.
JOHNSTONE James
[Spelt JOHNSTON on CWGC and SDGW] Private 20121, 6/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds 13 April 1917. Born Gartsherrie, Lanarkshire, enlisted Ayr, resident Whitletts. Husband of Maggie Johnston, of Low Rd., Whitletts, Ayr. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 16.
KELLY John W B
Gunner 671101 [SDGW] or 171101 [CWGC], 5th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 21 August 1917. Born Whitletts, enlisted Ayr. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 6.
KERR Alexander
Corporal 16649, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 24 November 1915. Aged 18. Born Ayr, enlisted Girvan, resident Whitletts. Son of John Kerr, of 8, Low Rd., Whitletts, Ayr. Buried west of the Church in ST. QUIVOX CHURCHYARD, Ayrshire.        
1939-1945
BALMER William [Tierney]
Private 3066248, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 6 August 1944. Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 14, Column 3.
BRYSON David
Corporal 576930, Royal Air Force. Died 8 August 1943. Buried in ABERYSTWYTH CEMETERY, Cardiganshire. Section 18. Grave 813.
CAMPBELL William [George Frain]
Trooper 3318906. 44th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 13 July 1944. Aged 26. Son of William and Elizabeth Campbell, of Auchincruive, Ayrshire. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot X. Row B. Grave 10.
DICK William
Fourth Engineer Officer, S.S. Vancouver (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. Died 21 September 1941. Aged 22. Son of David and Agnes Dick, of Ayr. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 113.
DOUGLAS William [John]
Serjeant 3131109, 1st battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 22 Masy 1945. Aged 25. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 8. Row AA. Grave 9.
GEMMELL Robert [Brown Mack]
Sergeant (Pilot) 1343179, 455 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 July 1943. Buried in AYR CEMETERY, Ayrshire. Section T. 1931 Division. Grave 3262.
KIRKLAND Kenneth
Driver T/10675605, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 30 November 1944. Aged 22. Son of Robert and Margaret Kirkland, of Ayr. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVI. Row G. Grave 8.
LILBURN Murray
Private 3132136, 8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died between 19 May 1940 and 1 July 1940. Aged 20. Husband of Jemima Lilburn, of Whitletts, Ayr. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 1. Row 1. Joint grave 49.
MARTIN David [McGill]
Sapper 2136448, 994 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 17 June 1943. Aged 23. Son of John and Mary Martin, of Whitletts, Ayr. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 6. Column 3.
McILAW A
Royal Air Force - nobody by that name listed on CWGC or the Armed Forces Memorial
McLAUGHLAN M
Pte A.T.S. - nobody by that name listed on CWGC or the Armed Forces Memorial
McNEIL William
Private 3711182, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Died 17 August 1942. Aged 26. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 56.
MURRAY John [Neville]
Private 7362694, 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 11 September 1944. Aged 26. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Block "S". Plot 1. Row G. Grave 1.
RONNAY Henry
lance Corporal 3318783, 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died 15 June 1941. Aged 23. Son of Henry Ronnay and of Mary Ronnay (nee Blakely), of Whitletts, Ayrshire; husband of Mary Jane Ronnay (nee Keirs). Buried in HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 21. Row G. Grave 9.
RUSSELL David

Private 801743, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 21 September 1944. Aged 33. Son of Agnes Wagstaff, of Whitletts, Ayr. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 84.

WADE Michael [Mullen]
Private 14821131, H.Q. Airborne Division Defence Platoon, Army Air Corps. Died 10 May 1945. Aged 19. Son of Daniel and Mary Mullen Wade, of Whitletts, Ayrshire. Buried in OSLO WESTERN CIVIL CEMETERY, Norway. Plot 1. Row E. Collective grave 1-8.
WHITE Michael [McKenna]

Gunner 935612, 78 (The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 30 April 1944. Aged 26. Husband of Letitia White, of Wallacetown, Ayr. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 18.

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