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MENNOCK WAR MEMORIAL

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

This memorial is split into two memorials. One to the village lads and the second to those from Mennock School. The two plaques are affixed to the memorial one above the other. The memorial to the village lads contains both those that served and those that fell. The memorial to those from the school lists those who fell. There are some duplications. The two memorials are listed separately below and then a further list gives details of those who died from both lists.

The upper plaque in gold letters on a black background is the village lads;
the lower plaque in stone is to those from Mennock School.

Photograph Copyright © Eric McQuarrie 2005

The Village

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"BRAVEST VILLAGE AWARD
TOP THE GLORIOUS HONOUR OF
THE MENNOCK VILLAGE LADS
WHO ANSWERED
LORD KITCHENER'S CALL
TO ARMS IN THE GREAT
EUROPEAN WAR 1914 - 1918

BRYDEN Richard
Private King's Own Scottish Borders Fell at Loos.
McCRON John
Corporal King's Own Scottish Borders Fell at Loos
SMITH Walter
Corporal King's Own Scottish Borders Fell at Loos
MERRIE James
Private King's Own Scottish Borders Died
KERR Matthew
Private King's Own Scottish Borders
KERR Raymond
Private King's Own Scottish Borders
LINDSAY Robert
Lieutenant Royal Engineers
LOCKERBIE John
Corporal King's Own Scottish Borders
MAXWELL John
Private King's Own Scottish Borders
MAXWELL John
Private King's Own Scottish Borders
McARTHUR Thomas
Sapper Royal Engineers
MITCHELL James
Private R.M.L.C.
MUIRHEAD John
Corporal King's Own Scottish Borders
SMITH Chris
Sergeant King's Own Scottish Borders
STOBBS John
Sergeant Cameron Highlanders.
STOBBS Thomas
Corporal Cameron Highlanders
WALLACE William
Private Royal Marine Light Infantry

"THEY FOUGHT IN BRITAIN'S
FAR SPREAD BATTLE LINE."

 

The School

IN GLORIOUS MEMORY OF
PUPILS OF MENNOCK SCHOOL, WHO DIED SERVING
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 1918

TURNBULL, MC Maxwell
Captain, 6th Battalion, Border Regiment
McCRON John
Corporal, 8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders
RODGER Andrew
Private, 19th Battalion, London Regiment.
RODGER William
Private, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots
ALSO OF
SMITH Walter
Corporal, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders
AND
BRYDEN Richard
Private, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders

 

List of those who died

BRYDEN Richard
Private 13610, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Born and resident Durisdeer, Dumfries, enlisted Dumfries. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.
McCRON John
Lance Corporal 15450, 8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Born and resident Sanquhar, Dumfries, enlisted Dumfries. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.
MERRIE James
Private 2038, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders. Died 30th June 1915. Aged 20. Son of John and Jane Merrie, of Station House, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire. Born at Mennock Village, Sanquhar. Buried in SANQUHAR PARISH CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Dumfriesshire. Grave 87.
RODGER Andrew
Private G/52864,Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) posted tp 19th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 1st September 1918. Aged 20. Born Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfries, enlisted Dumfries, resident Sanquhar. Son of Mrs. Betsy Rodger, of 42, Carronbridge Village, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Formerly 083399, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8 to 9.
RODGER William
Private 51318, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 16th April 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Galsgow, resident Sanquhar, Dumfries. Son of Mrs. Betsy Young Rodger, of 42, Carronbridge Village, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
SMITH Walter
Private 14385, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders. Killed in action at Loos 25th September 1915. Born and resident Holywood, Dumfries, enlisted Dumfries. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.
TURNBULL, MC Maxwell
Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 18th October 1918. Aged 27. Son of David and Isabella Beattie Turnbull, of Ellock, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XLVIII. Row B. Grave 5.

11 June 2005

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