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KIRCUDBRIGHT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The Kirkcudbright memorial is in the form of a bronze figure on a stone base and tsnads outside MacLellans castle, Nirkcudbright. The figure is a seated warrior with sword and shield protecting a sleeping child, the base if of rugged stones all standing on a cairn. There are 88 names for World War 1 by surname, rank, Regiment, forename and decoration, for World War 2 there are 36 names by surname, rank, Regiment, forename. The memorial was unveiled on 14th April 1921 by Colonel R. F. Dudgeon. The designer was Mr George Henry Paulin. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading. See Paul Goodwin's UK Memorial web site for more photographs.
Photograph Copyright © Paul Goodwin

TO THE GLORIOUS DEAD
1914 - 1918

AIRLIE Adam

Private, Canadians - Not on CWGC or the National Archives of Canada web sites

AMBLER J F

Sergeant, Earl of Chester's Yeomanry probably John Charles Finlayson, Lance Corporal S/22789, 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died 12th march 1917. Aged 37. Born at Bowdon, Cheshire. Son of James Henry and Annie Ambler, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 1.

ANDREW David

Lance Sergeant 9763, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 31st Oxtober 1914. Aged 27. Son of Agnes Andrew, of 27, Union St., Kirkcudbright, and the late William Andrew. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row A. Grave 3.

BEATTIE Andrew

Private 17389, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 30th April 1915. Aged 23. Son of Robert and Janet Beattie, of Rose Cottage, Tongland Village, Kirkcudbright. Buried in DIVISIONAL COLLECTING POST CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 21.

BIGGAR B C

Lieutenant, 2nd South Midlands Briagde, Royal Field Artillery - cannot locate on CWGC

BRANNEY William

Private 65106, 24th Battalion, Canadian Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 29th April 1916. Born 18th July 1875 at Stranrair. Next of kin Thomas Branney (brother). Plasterer by trade. Unmarried. Previously served with the Galloway Rifles. Enlisted and passed fit 26th October 1914 at Montreal, Canada aged 39 years 5 months. Height 5 feet 3 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair dark brown (sparse), religion Roman Catholic. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES No. 1 and No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2. National Archives of Canada Accession reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1018 - 31

BURGOYNE William

Ordinary Seaman J/46014, HMS Black Prince, Royal Navy. Died at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 22. Son of James and Annie Burgoyne, of 75, High St., Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon, Panel 12.

Note: HMS Black Prince was a Duke of Edinburgh class armoured cruisers built at Thames Iron Works, laid down February 1903, completed March 1906. Cost circa £1,150,000. Length 480 feet pp 505 feet 6 inches overall, beam 73 feet 6 inches, draught 26 feet, displacement 13,550 tons load. Propelled by2 shaft triple expansion engines, 23,000 ihp, 23 knots. During the First World War she was with the 1st Cruiser Squadron Mediterranean Fleet. From August 1914 she was involved in the hunt for SMS Goeben and Breslau and in the same month captured a German merchant ship in the Red Sea. In November 1914 she was in Gibraltar then from December 1914 onwards she was with the 1st Cruiser Squadron Grand Fleet. On 31st May she was involved in the Battle of Jutland during which, on 1st June 1916, she was sunk.

CAMPBELL Bertram

Private 29860, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 3rd May 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

CAMPBELL J

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

CLARK David Douglas

Private 2088, 1st/7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 28th June 1915. Aged 23. Son of David and Mary Clark, of 19, Union St., Kirkcudbright. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey. Special memorial B. 6.

Note: There are now 3,360 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2,226 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate many casualties known or believed to be buried among them, including 142 officers and men of the 1st Essex who died on 6 August 1915, and 47 of the 1st/7th Scottish Rifles killed on 28 June.

CLARK Douglas

Major, 8th Battalion attached 1st/7th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 29th June 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 173 to 177.

CLARK Robert Douglas

Private 12039, 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 10th October 1914. ged 24. Son of David and Mary Clark, of 19, Union St., Kirkcudbright. Buried in North part of the Old ground in ST. CUTHBERT OLD CHURCHYARD, KIRKCUDBRIGHT, Kirkcudbrightshire.

CLEMENT William

Lance Corporal, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) probably William Clement, Private 155, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 8th September 1914. Aged 28. Son of the late David and Annie Clement. Buried in SABLONNIERES NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. Grave 5.

CUMMINS John

either

Private 23070, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 30th July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C.

or

Private 17666, 4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 3rd December 1918. Commemorated in ISLINGTON CEMETERY, Middlesex. Screen Wall. M. 20775. Note: Islington Cemetery contains 344 First World War graves and 265 from the Second World War, all scattered throughout the cemetery. A screen wall in the western part bears the names of those whose graves could not be marked individually.

DOUGLAS James White

Private 71253, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 15th September 1916. Born 25th January 1876 in Kirkcumbright. Brother of William White. Occupation Bank Clerk. Unmarried. Service with the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada (Militia) at time of enlistment. Enlisted and passed fit 25th October 1914 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, aged 38 years 10 months, height 5 feet 8½ inches, girth 40 inches, complexion dark, eyes blue, hair dark, religion Presbyterian. (His papers incorrectly have him making the oath as William White Douglas, his brother). Buried in COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 13. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2623 - 55

EDGAR J

? Boy, HMS Midway.

GEDDES D

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

GIBSON W

Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

GORDON Jack

Driver, Royal Field Artillery

GRAHAM Alex

Private, West Yorkshire Regiment

GRAHAM William

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

GRANT Adam

Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

GRANT John

Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

HALLIDAY Robert

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

HANNAH John

Private, Seaforth Highlanders

HANNAH Thomas

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

HENCHCLIFF G

Driver, Motorised Transportation, Royal Army Service Corps

HIGGINS R

Private, Cameron Highlanders.

HOGG Andrew

Sergeant, King's African Rifles

HOGG Henry

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers

HUTTON Samuel

Private, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers

JACKSON Robert

Trooper, Ayrshire yeomanry

JAMIESON David

Private, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers

JOHNSTONE William

Private, Black Watch

KEELAN W

Trooper, 5th A Light Horse

KENNEDY Frank P

Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

KIMM John

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

KIMM Robert

Private, 7th Battalion, Black Watch

KIRKPATRICK Robert

Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

LAMONT Robert

Private, Seaforth Highlanders

LANE David A

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers

MAXWELL Andrew

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers

McADAM James A B

Private, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers

McBURNE, MM Samuel

Sergeant, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.

McBURNIE R C

Corporal, 1st Battalion, King;s Own Scottish Borderers

McCORMACK W

Private, New Zealand Contingent

McCOWAN M

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

McEWEN Henry

Private, Border Regiment

McGILL W P

Private, A.I.F.

McGOWAN James

Private, Seaforth Highlanders

McKENZIE H P

Captain, 5th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

McKIE John

Private, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

McLACHLAN David

Engineer, H.M.T. Curaco

McMILLAN Charles

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

McMILLAN William

Private, 21st Battalion, London Regiment

McMONIES Gordon

Private, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

McNAUGHT Peter

Private, 41607, 12th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Born Boirgue, Kirkcudbrightshire, enlisted Berwick, resident Kirkcudbright. Formerly 53667, King's Own Scottish Borderers. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

McNULTY, DCM, MM John

Sergeant, Royal Scots. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) and Military Medal (M.M.).

McQUEEN Frank

Private, Royal Army medical Corps

McQUEEN William Hugh

Private, Canadians

McROBERT R C L

Private, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers

McVINNIE David

Private, Canadians

MIDDLETON Robert M

Lance Corporal, 5th Battalion, Scots Guards.

MILLER S J

Private, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.

MONTGOMERY H B

Captain, Liverpool Scottish

MORELAND I McC

Corporal, 178th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

MURDOCH John

Sergeant, Black Watch

PATERSON Corporal

A.I.F.

PATERSON John

Corporal, Royal Scots Fusiliers.

PATERSON Joseph

Private, Seaforth Highlanders

PATERSON William

Corporal, Highland Light Infantry

PHILLIPS, MC, DCM Tom

Lieutenant, 1st/6th King's (Liverpool Regiment). Awarded the Miltitary Cross (M.C.) and the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.).

RAE James

Lance Corporal, Highland Light Infantry

RAE Smauel

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers

REID George Leslie

Second Lieutenant, 7th Dragoon Guards.

RICHARDS H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment.

SHENNAN William

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

SMITH William

Trooper, Lanarkshire Yeomanry

SMITH William

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

STITT Robert

Private, 33rd Battalion, A.I.F.

THOMSON John

Sapper, 7th/7th Company Railway Troops, Royal Engineers.

TURNBULL J W

Sergeant, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers

TURNBULL James

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

WALLACE J M

Private, Cameron Highlanders.

WATSON R C

Sergeant-Major, Duke of Wellington's Regiment

WILLIAMSON William

Private, Canadians

YOUNG Jospeh

Private, Scots Guards

TO THE GLORIOUS DEAD
1939-1945

ANDERSON Andrew

Signalman, Royal Corps of Signals

BOYD Cecil R

Flight Sergeant, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

BROWN Douglas

Sergeant/Aircraftman, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CLARK John

Lance Corporal, Cameron Highlanders

CLARK Ronald L

Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

FORREST David

Staff Sergeant, Royal Army Service Corps.

HAMILTON William R

Sergeant, Royal AIr Force

HARRISON John B

Corporal, ????

LINDSAY James McK

Corporal, King's Own Scottish Borderers

MARTIN John

Signalman, Royal Corps of Signals.

MIDDLETON David

Lance Sergeant, 77 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

MILROY George

Gunner, Royal Artillery

MITCHELL George

Stoker, HMS Exmoor, Royal NAvy

MOTHERSILL Alan K

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers.

MULDOON James

Gunner, Anti-Aircraft, Royal Artillery.

McCORMACK Jack W

Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force

McCLYMONTH William W

Corporal, Royal Air Force

McCRACKEN John

Gunner, Royal Artillery

McGLASHAN A Neill

Fliet Lieutenant, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

McNELLIE William

Able Seaman, H.M.T. Kelt, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

McGRATH John

Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders

ROBB Robert W

Pay. Lieutenant, H.M.S. Ark Royal, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

ROBINSON Thomas W B

Warrant Officer 1st Class, Royal Engineers

ROWAN Robert

Gunner, 172 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

STRAITON Andrew

W/Sergeant, Royal Armoured Corps

SIMPSON Peter

Ordinary Seaman, HMS Hood, Royal Navy

SNEDDON John F

Corporal, Royal Scots Fusiliers

WEMYSS John J

Sergeant, 619 Operation Squadron, Royal Air Force

Last updated: 13 July, 2009

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