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MONIAIVE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Eric McQuarrie 2005

The WW1 is a wooden carved plaque mounted just inside the door of the village remembrance hall. It contains 73 names with ranks only. The WW2 is a marble plaque also mounted just inside the door of the village remembrance hall. It contains 7 names with ranks and Regiments.

Photographs Copyright © Eric McQuarrie 2005

To the glory of God and in Memory of the brave men of this
Parish who fell in the Great War”
1914-1918

ANDERSON

A

Corporal

ANDERSON

James

Private

BARTON

Alexander

Private 41678 18th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry Died 27 October 1917 Aged 39 DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

BELL

Arthur

Private

BENNET

James

Corporal

BROWN

John

Private

BROWN

John

Trooper

BROWN

William

Sergeant

CARSON

Robert

Private 240355, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers Died 18th May 1917 Aged 19. Buried in PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt.

CARSON

William

Private 51766, 3rd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 20th November 1918. Buried in THORNHILL CEMETERY, MORTON, Dumfriesshire.

CLARK

George

Private

COMMON

Simon [Thomas Cameron]

Lance Corporal S/18995, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 21st July 1918. Aged 19. Born Dumfries, enlisted Moniaive, resident Maybole, Ayrshire. Son of William Bell Common and Isabella Common, of North Lodge, Bargany, Girvan, Ayrshire. Native of Tathhill, Kirkpatrick, Dumfriesshire. Buried under churchyard wall in COEUVRES-ET-VALSERY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France.

COWAN

Wellwood

Sergeant

DALZIEL

William

Private 240201 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers Killed in action in Egypt 19th April 1917. Born Tinivald, enlisted Moniaive, resident Crockelfoer. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 23 and 24.

DAVIDSON

Robert

Private 202681 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers Died 4 October 1917 Aged 35 TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

EDGAR

Robert

Gunner 106210 200th SIEGE BATT. ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY Died 3 October 1918 Aged 28 CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY Somme, France

FERGUSSON

Joseph

Private

FORSYTH

William

2nd Lieutenant

GRAHAM

James

Private

GRAHAM

Thomas

Private

HALLIDAY

Andrew

Private 241669 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers Died 19 April 1917 Aged 42 GAZA WAR CEMETERY Israel

HASTINGS

David

Private

HUNTER

Gideon

Private

JOHNSTONE

Charles

Gunner 96899 Labour Corps Died 5 April 1919 Aged 22 transf. to (580846), GLENCAIRN PARISH CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom

KENNEDY

Charles

Lieutenant, "D" Battery, 113th Brigade (SDGW lists 102 Brigade), Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 16th November 1916. Aged 35. Son of William Kennedy, of Townhead of Glencairn, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire; brother of Walter DOuglas below. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN Seine-Maritime, France. Officers section B. Rowb 2, Grave 3.

KENNEDY

Walter Douglas

[Listed as Captain on memorial] Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 19th April 1917. Aged 31. Son of William Kennedy, of Townhead, Glencairn, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire; brother of Charles above. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel.

KERR

William

Private

LAMBERTON

H

2nd Lieutenant

LAMBERTON

M

2nd Lieutenant

LAUDER

George B.

Private

LAURIE

Wilfrid Walter

Lieutenant (Acting Captain), 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 19th May 1917. Aged 19. Son of Wilfrid Emilius and Marian Isabel Laurie, of 14, Hyde Park St., London, W.2. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 3.

LOCKERBIE

Frederick

Private 240287, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died in Egypt 15th November 1917. Aged 20. Born, enlisted and resident Moniaive. Son of David Lockerbie, of Bridge End, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XX. Row B. Grave 1.

MABEN

David

Private 1998 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F Died 21 August 1916

MacDONALD

Norman

Pioneer 209698 No. 1 Special Coy. , Royal Engineers Died 24 March 1918 POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France

MARTIN

John

Private

MATHER

Wilfred

Private 447160 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regt.) Died 9 April 1917 Aged 22 LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY VIMY, Pas de Calais, France

McCALL

Walter D

Private

McCARTNEY

Charles

Private

McCULLOCH

James

Private

McDONALD

Donald

Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Clyde Z/2016, Nelson Battalion R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th November 1916. Buried in CAYEUX MILITARY CEMETERY Somme, France. PLot I. Row F. Grave 16.

McFEGAN

William

Lance Corporal 1150, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Dardanelles 12th July 1915. Born Glencairn, enlisted and resident Moniaive. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.

McGOWAN

Rowland

Lance Corporal 2038 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) Died 27 May 1915 Aged 24 BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

McMILLAN

David

Lance Corporal S/22815, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 18th April 1918. Aged 31. Born Glencairn, enlisted and resident Moniaive. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMillan, of Two Merkland, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 119 to 124.

McWHIRTER

John

Private 13126, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 24th April 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Annan, resident Moniaive. Son of Mrs. West, of Auchinchyne, Moniaive, Dumfries. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

MIDDLETON

James

Private 241203, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders. Killed in action 21st October 1918. Born Lockerbie, enlisted Dumfries, resident Moniaive. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

MONTEITH

John [Cassels]

Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1915. Aged 39. Son of the late Rev. John and Ellen Maria Monteith; husband of Jane R. Monteith, of Glenluiart, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 17.

Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Part 2, Page 228:

MONTEITH, JOHN CASSELS, Lieut-Col., 2nd Battn. (16th Foot) The Bedfordshire Regt., eldest s. of the late Rev. John Monteith, of Glencairn Parish, by his wife, Ellen Maria, dau. of William Tanner Neve; and brother to Lieut. W. N. Monteith (q.v.); b. Glencairn, co. Dumfries, 4 April, 1875: educ. Cargillfield; Fettes, and Glasgow University, where he graduated M.A. in 1897, and had entered on his course for the LL.B. when the South African War broke out, and he obtained a University Commission as 2nd Lieut. Bedfordshire Regt. 28 May, 1900; was pro. moted Lieut. 22 Jan. 1902, Capt. 5 Jan. 1910, Major and Lieut.-Col.; joined the 1st Battn. In India 1900; served there seven years, during which time he held several Staff appointments, being Adjutant to the Regiment frcm 18 April, 1906, to 17 April, 1909. On 23 Jan. 1912, he was appointed Adjutant to the Glasgow University O.T.C., but on the declaration of war in Aug. 1914, he rejoined his old Regiment: went to France 13 Aug. 1914, as part of the 5th Division, when the Commanding Officer put him in charge of a company: took part in the retreat from Mona, the Battles of Le Cateau and Cambray, and subsequent engagements, being wounded near Ypres in Nov. and invalided home. When he recovered from his wounds he was sent to conduct the School of instruction for Officers at Cambridge, but rejoined his Regiment at the front 4 Aug. 1915, being then Second in Command of the 2nd Battn., and was killed in action near Hulluch. during the Battle of Loos, 30 Sept. following, commanding his battalion. Buried in the British Cemetery at Vermelles A former Colonel of the Bedfords wrote: “Personally I feel Jock’s loss very much; he was a gallant, loyal soldier, and helped me very much in the task of taking over the command of an entirely new battalion. - . - I had always set down Jock as the Commanding Officer of one battalion of the Regiment, and I fear he will be very hard to replace. He will never be forgotten by the present generation of the Regiment, as all ranks fully realized his sterling work.” Lieut.-Col. Monteith was mentioned in Despatches by F. M. Sir John (now Lord) French ondon Gazette, 1 Jan. 1916], for Gallant and distinguished service in the field. While at Glasgow he was a member of the Dialectic, the S.R.C., the Students’ Union, the University Conservative Club, the Athletic Club, and the Dramatic Club, being president of several, notably the Students’ Union and the Conservative Club. He m. at Coatdyke Parish Church, near Airdrie, 23 April, 1914, Jane Robertson (Glenluiart, Moniaive, co. Dumfries), elder dau. of Sir John Wilson, of Airdrie, Bart., and had a son, John Cassels, b. 28 Sept. 1915. His surv. brother, Capt. Hugh Glencairn Monteith, D.S.O., is now (1918) on active service with the R.A.M.C.

MONTEITH

William Neve

Lieutenant (Reverend), 6th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25th September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.

Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Part 2, Page 228:

MONTEITH, WILLIAM NEVE, Lieut., 2nd Battn. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own), 2nd s. of the late Rev. John Monteith, of Glencairn Parish, by his wife Ellen Maria, dau. of William Tanner Neve; and brother of Lieut.-Col. J. C. Monteith (q.v.); b. at Glencairn, co. Dumfries, 1878; educ. Cargillfield, Fettes, Magdalen College, Oxford (B.A.), and Glasgow University (B.D.); was a Presbyterian Minister, being for some time Assistant to the Rev. Dr. Playfair, of St. Andrews, and in 1907 became Minister of Elie Parish Church. On the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914, he volunteered, and being granted leave of absence by the Presbytery of St Andrews, joined the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry as a Trooper, but obtained a Lieutenancy in the Rifle Brigade 22 Jan. 1915: went to France 29 May, 1915, and was killed in action near Loos 25 Sept. following, while leadlng his men in an attack. He was mentioned in Despatches by F.M. Sir Douglas Haig ondon Gazette, 15 June, 1916], for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He m. at Largo Parish Church, 30 March, 1915, Muriel May, dau. of Benjamin Connell Cox, of Gilston, Co. Fife, and had a son, William Neve, b. 30 Dec. 1915. His brother, Capt. Hugh Monteith, D.S.O., is now on active service with the R.A.M.C.

MURDIE

John

Private S/7622 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Died 5 May 1916 Aged 26 QUARRY CEMETERY, VERMELLES Pas de Calais, France

MURRAY

James

Private

NEILSON

John

Private 1154, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Dradanelles 13th July 1915. Born Glencairn, enlisted Moniaive. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.

NEILSON

Thomas

[Listed as Private on memorial] Sergeant 1156, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Dardanelles 7th May 1917. Aged 26. Born Glencairn, enlisted Moniaive. Son of Thomas and Margaret Bertram Neilson of Montaive, Dumfriesshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.

NEILSON

William

Private 200905 1st/8th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Died 26 April 1917 Aged 25 DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel

PATTERSON

William

Private 8516 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers Died 4 June 1915 Aged 28 HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey

PLAYFAIR

P. Lyon

Captain, "" Company, 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 11 April 1918. Aged 24. LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

RAE

James D.

Private

REID

James

Private

RUSSEL

Henry

Private 30012 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry Died 25 October 1918 Aged 34 BASRA MEMORIAL Iraq

RUTHERFORD

John

[Listed as Private on SDGW] lance Corporal D/12863, 1st Dragoons (Royal). Died of wounds 28th March 1918. Aged 30. Born Glencairn, enlisted Dumfries, resident Moniaive. Son of John Irvine Rutherford, of Moniaive, Dumfriesshire. Buried in MANTES (LA JOLIE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY Yvelines, France.

SEATON

John

Private 241582, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in Egypt 8th November 1917. Aged 30. Born Troqueer, Kirkcudbright, enlisted Dumfires, resident Moniaive. Son of James and Agnes Seaton, of Blackchub, Keir Thornhill; husband of Elizabeth Seaton, of Leaston Humble, East Lothian. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XXV. Row A. Grave 11.

STRONG

James

Bugler

SWAN

William

Gunner 125565 156th Bde., Royal Field Artillery Died 14 November 1916 Aged 25 COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France

SYKES

Joseph

Private S/40882 1st/7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Died 12 May 1918 Aged 19 ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France

TAIT

James

Private S/7621 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Died 25 November 1915 LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

TODD

Henry

Private 1408 [SDGW] or 1498 [CWGC], 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Dardanelles 12th July 1915. Born, enlisted and resident Moniaive. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.

TODD

Walter S

Private 53601 1st/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) Died 25 April 1918 TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

WALKER

Alexander M

Private 13869, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 13th October 1916. Born Uphall, Linlithgowshire, enlisted Ayr, resident Moniaive. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C.

WAUGHT

George

Private 29978 Labour Corps Died 19 February 1918 Aged 30 transf. to (528724), Labour Corps GLENCAIRN PARISH CHURCHYARD Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom

WAUGHT

William

Bombardier L/10339 35th Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery Died 15 July 1917 Aged 30 attd. 29th Light Railway Operating Coy., Royal Engineers LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

WIGHT

George T

Private 16110 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers Died 14 February 1915 Aged 17 C Coy. ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY Hampshire, United Kingdom

WILSON

Jemima

Member 3812, Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps Died 2 December 1917. Aged 24. Buried in ST. ANDREW'S AND JESMOND CEMETERY, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, Northumberland

WILSON

John

Private

WILSON

Thomas [McEwan]

Private 16232, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 31st August 1916. Aged 20. Son of Margaret Wilson, of Dunreggan, Moniaive, Dumfries-shire, and the late James Wilson. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.

WILSON

Walter

Private

To the glory of God and in Memory of the brave men of this
Parish who fell in the Second Great War”
1939-1945

BELL

Francis Douglas

FlightSergeant 1371967 161 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died 14 March 1943 Aged 22 also on Tynron DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany

DONALDSON

Fergus

Private 2217661 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers Died 15 April 1945 Aged 42 BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany

EWEN

Harold

Corporal 3189524 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers Died 16 February 1945 Aged 26 MILSBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands

EWEN

William

Private 3132866 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Died 16 April 1942 Aged 23 KUALA LUMPUR (CHERAS ROAD) CIVIL CEMETERY, Malaysia

KERR

Gordon

Sergeant 3189527 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers Died 21 January 1945 Aged 29 SITTARD WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands

STEWART KENNEDY

Douglas

Lieutenant 106690 169 (8th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders) Bty., 100 Lt. A.A./Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery Died 20 November 1942 Aged 22 seconded to A Sqdn., S A S Regiment, A.A.C. ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt

WRIGHT

David

Signalman 2358725 Royal Corps of Signals Died 10 December 1943 Aged 37 YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY Japan

11 June 2005

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