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KIRKCUDBRIGHT 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 stands outside MacLellan's castle, Kirkcudbright. The figure is a seated warrior with sword and shield protecting a sleeping child, the base is 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 14 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 John [Charles] Finlayson

[Listed as Sergeant, Earl of Chester's Yeomanry on memorial] Lance Corporal S/22789, 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 12 March 1917. Aged 37. Born Bowdon, Cheshire, resident Kirkcudbright, enlisted Stirling, Stirlingshire. Baptised 14 february 1880 in Bowden, Cheshire, son of James Henry Ambler, mother's maiden name Finlayson. Son of James Henry and Annie Ambler, of Kirkcudbright. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Hale, Cheshire, an Art metal manufacturer, son of James Henry and Annie Ambler, resident Balmae Heath Road, Hale, Cheshire. 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. Killed in action 31 October 1914. Aged 27. Born Kirkcudbright, enlisted Dumfries. 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. Killed in action 30 April 1915. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Kirkcudbright. 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 Bertie Clark

Lieutenant, 2nd South Midlands Brigade, Royal Field Artillery transferred 20 October 1915 and promoted Captain, 49th Battalion, 12th Brigade, 1st Division, Canadian Field Artillery. Died after discharge from Army (discharged 22 March 1917). Born 15 September 1887 in Edinburgh. Husband of Rhoda Mary E Biggar, of Orchard House, Kinersley, Severn Stoke, Worcestershire. Enlisted 5 August 1914, went to France 20 June 1916, reported sick 20 September 1916 to Cranville Canadian Special Hospital, Ramsgate, 8 March 1917, then Warley, then Casualty Clearing Station, then Le Havre, 2 weeks Southampton, one day then 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol for 5 months, then Gran. Speical Hospital, Ramsgate 9 March 1917. Aged 31 years, served 6 years, admitted to Hospital for Officers, Bath, September 1916, suffering Myalgia feet, transfered from France. Discharged 22 March 1917. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 722 - 11

Not listed on CWGC.

2nd South Midlands Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Bertie Clark Biggar, 7th Canadian Regiment "Fusiliers," to be Lieutenant. Dated 9th September 1914. [London Gazette 8 September 1914, page 7104].

BRANNEY William

Private 65106, 24th Battalion, Canadian Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 29 April 1916. Born 18 July 1875 at Stranrair. Next of kin Thomas Branney (brother). Plasterer by trade. Unmarried. Previously served with the Galloway Rifles. Enlisted and passed fit 26 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: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1018 - 31

BURGOYNE William

Ordinary Seaman J/46014, H.M.S. "Black Prince," Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 22. Born 19 June 1894 in Kirkcudbright. Son of James and Annie Burgoyne, of 75, High St., Kirkcudbright. Prior to enlistment he was a Carter. Enlisted 2 November 1915 for the duration of hostilities, height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 38 inches, dark bhrown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. 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. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born and enlisted Dumfries,, resident Gasstown, Dumfries. 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). Killed in action at Gallipoli 28 June 1915. Aged 23. Enlisted Glasgow. 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, Killed in action attached 1st/7th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 29 June 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 173 to 177.

CLARK Robert Douglas

Private 12039, 4th [CWGC] or 19th [SDGW] Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 10 October 1914. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Kirkcudbright,. 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

[Listed on memorial as Lance Corporal, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)] Private 155, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 8 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

Private 23070, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Born and resident Kirkcudbright, enlisted Dumfries. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C.

DOUGLAS James White

Private 71253, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 15 September 1916. Born 25 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 25 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

Signal Boy, H.M.S Midway.

GEDDES D

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

GIBSON W

Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

GORDON John [Thomson] aka Jack

Driver 655664, 72nd Division H.Q. (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in Egypt 18 November 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Kirkcudbright. Son of James Rae Gordon and Janet B. Gordon, of 109, High St., Kirkcudbright. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 261.

GRAHAM Alexander [Matheson] aka Alex

Private 53289, 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) formerly 29747, Army Service Corps (Mechanised Transport). Died of wounds 6 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Kirkcudbright, enlisted Dumfries. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham, of Kirkhouse, Kirkcudbright. Buried in ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7.

GRAHAM William

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery

GRANT Adam

[Transcribed as Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders] Corporal 35144, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Clyne, Sutherland, resident and enisted Kirkcudbright. Son of the late John Grant, of 5, Bridge St., Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de calais, France. Bay 8.

GRANT John

[Transcribed as Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders] Corporal 35143, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died on service 28 April 1917. Born Vornock, Sutherland, resident Kirkcudbright, enlisted Glasgow. Son of the late John Grant, of 5, Bridge St., Kirkcudbright. Came from Fort William, Ontario, Canada, to enlist. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

HALLIDAY Robert

Private 13361, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 11 May 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Kirkcudbright, enlisted Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright. Son of Elizabeth Halliday and the late Alexander Halliday, of 14, Atkinson Place, Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.

HANNAH John

Private, Seaforth Highlanders

HANNAH Thomas

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

HIGGINS R

Private, Cameron Highlanders.

HINCHCLIFF George

[Listed as HENCHCLIFF on memorial and HINEHLIFF on SDGW] Driver M2/081627, 9th Auxiliary Steam Company, Motorised Transportation, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service 21 June 1918. Aged 37. Resident Kirkcudbright, enlisted Dumfries. Husband of Agnes Hinchliff, of 11, High St., Kirkcudbright. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 76.

HOGG Andrew

Sergeant, King's African Rifles

HOGG Henry

[Listed as Royal Scots Fusiliers on memorial] Private S/10744, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 16 October 1917. Aged 25. Born Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire, enlisted Dumfries. Son of Alexander and Janet Hogg, of Borgue, Kirkcudbright. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 8.

HUTTON Samuel

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

JACKSON Robert

[Transcribed as Trooper, Ayrshire Yeomanry] Sapper WR/193124, Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Died 14 January 1919. Aged 23. Son of William and Elizabeth Jackson, of The Lake, Kirkcudbright. Buried in HAIFA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section B. Grave 42.

JAMIESON David [T]

Private 241577, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 17 June 1918. Aged 31. Born Parton, Kirkcudbright, resident and enlisted Kirkcudbright. Son of the late David and Margaret Jamieson, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Elizabeth Jamieson, of 13, High St., Kirkcudbright. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 13.

JOHNSTONE William

Private, Black Watch

KEELAN W

Trooper, 5th A Light Horse

KENNEDY Frank P

Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

KIMM John

[Private on mmeorial] Lance Corporal 6785, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, enlisted Dumfries. Son of Robert Kimm, of 57, St. Cuthbert St., Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

KIMM Robert

[Listed as 7th Battalion on memorial] Private S/6682, "B" Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 18 July 1916. Aged 23. Born Kirkcudbright, enlisted Dumfries. Son of Robert Kimm; husband of Elizabeth McColm (formerly Kimm), of Chapelton, Borgue, Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A.

KIRKPATRICK Robert

Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

LAMONT Robert

Private, Seaforth Highlanders

LANE David Alexander

Private 50449, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds 20 July 1918. Aged 39. Born Liverpool, resident Cardiff, enlisted London. Son of John James and Mary Lane, of 12, Victoria Park, Kirkcudbright. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 88.

MAXWELL Andrew

Private 19873, "B" Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died in United Kingdom 13 January 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Kircudbright, enlisted Greenock. Son of William and Agnes Maxwell, of 10, Kilndale Terrace, Kirkcudbright. Buried in KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD, Kirkcudbrightshire. New ground. Section A. Grave 14.

McADAM James Angus Bello

Private 24968, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 1 August 1918. Aged 21. Born Kirkcudbright, resident Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbright, enlisted Dumfries. Son of William and Elizabeth McAdam, of "Cannycleuch," Stepford Rd., Dumfries. Buried in VAUXBUIN FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 14.

McBURNE, MM Samuel

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

McBURNIE Robert Cameron

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private 7522, 1st Battalion, King;s Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds in Dardenelles 1 June 1915. Aged 36. Born Carmichael, Kirkcudbright, resident Motherwell, Lanark, enlisted Son of Samuel and Marion McBurnie, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Mary Jane McBurnie, of The Village, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas. Served in the South African War. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Section B. Grave 21.

McCORMACK W

Private, New Zealand Contingent

McCOWAN M

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

McEWEN Henry

Private 9990, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 5 October 1917. Aged 23. Son of Peter and Elizabeth Campbell McEwen, of 23, Townend, Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.

McGILL William Peter

Private 1122, 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action in Gallipoli 22 September 1915. Aged 27. Son of Peter Robertson McGill and Elizabeth McGill, of 15, Bridge St., Kirkcudbright, Scotland. Native of Leith, Scotland. Resident Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Ship's Joiner by trade. Educated Leith, Cooper Street School. Emigrated to AustrALIA AGED 23. Buried in EMBARKATION PIER CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Grave lost. Special Memorial Section C. Grave 8. Australian Circular.

McGOWAN James [a]

[Listed on memorial as Seaforth Highlanders] Private S/13888, 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died 9 October 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr. J. McGowan, of High Munton, Kirkcudbright. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row X. Grave 24.

McKENZIE Henry Pierce

[Listed as Mackenzie on CWGC & SDGW, 5th Battalion on memorial] Captain, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 37. Son of John and Charlotte Uppleby Mackenzie; husband of Jane Catherine Frances Mackenzie, of Kirkcudbright, Scotland. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row L. Grave 10.

McKIE John

Private 17462, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 20 July 1916. Born Buittle, Kirkcudbright, resident Little Cocklick-By-Dalbeattie, enlisted Dumfries. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 D.

McLACHLAN David

[Not listed on CWGC] 4th Engineer, H.M. Trawler Curaca (or Curaco). Killed by an explosion aused by a submarine 6 December 1917 at sea off Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Aged 30. Born Dumfries. Last place of abode 27, Murray Street, Maryhill, Glasgow. No known grave.

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 1015, 11th Motor Ambulance Convoy, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 5 June 1916. Born Kirkcudbright, enlisted Glasgow. Son of John and Bridget McQueen, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Annie Uptill (formerly McQueen), of David Street, Maxwelltown. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 28.

McQUEEN William Hugh

Private, Canadians

McROBERT Robert C L

Private 11940, "C" Company, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Twynholm, Kirkcudbright, enlisted Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright. Son of John and Janet McRobert, of Stockerton, Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

McVINNIE David

Private, Canadians

MIDDLETON Robert M

Lance Corporal, 5th Battalion, Scots Guards.

MILLER S J

Private, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.

MONTGOMERY Hugh Bertram

Captain, 10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) (Territorial), The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 9 August 1916. Aged 24. Son of William Montgomery, of Banks, Kirkcudbright. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Kirkcudbright, a scholar, son of William and Janet Montgomery, residen t Low Banks Farm House, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

MORELAND I McC

Corporal, 178th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

MURDOCH John

Sergeant, Black Watch

PATERSON Corporal

A.I.F.

PATERSON John

Lance Corporal 41069, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 12 March 1918. Aged 37. Born Kirkcudbright, enlisted Troon, Ayrshire. Son of James and Mary Paterson, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Elizabeth Russell Paterson, of 2, Alexandra Terrace, Troon, Ayrshire. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 2.

PATERSON Joseph

Private S/11018, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action in the Persian Gulf 22 April 1916. Born Kirkcudbrightshire, enlisted Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Brother of Mr. R. Paterson, of 29, Townend, Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 37 and 64.

PATERSON William [M]

Corporal 2021, 5th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 19 December 1915. Aged 29. Son of James Paterson, of 59, Mellburn St, Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 174 to 178.

PHILLIPS, MC, DCM Thomas aka Tom

Lieutenant, 1st/6th (Rifle) Battalion (Territorial), The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 29 August 1918. Aged 26. Son of James and Jeannie Phillips, of Carse, Kirkcudbright. Awarded the Miltitary Cross (M.C.) and the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 11.

RAE James

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 2812, 1st/5th Battalion [SDGW states 7th (Blythswood) Battalion (Territorial)], Highland Light Infantry. Died on service at Gallipoli 16 October 1915. Aged 27. Enlisted Glasgow. Son of James and Mary Rae, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Elizabeth Berwick, of Distington, Cumberland. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 174 to 178.

RAE Samuel

[Memorial states Royal Scots Fusiliers] Private 17723, 15th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 27. Born and resident Kirkcudbright, enlisted Edinburgh. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Rae, of 4, Gladstone Place, Kirkcudbright. M.A. (Edinburgh, 1912). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

REID George Leslie

Second Lieutenant, 7th Dragoon Guards.

RICHARDS Henry

Private 303, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 19 October 1914. Born Gibraltar, resident Kirkcudbright, enlisted Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancs. Husband of Mary Jane Richards, of 31, High St., Kirkcudbright. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 19.

SHENNAN William

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

SMITH William

[Listed as Trooper, Lanarkshire Yeomanry on memorial] Private 657, 1st/3rd Scottish Horse. Killed in action in Egypt 17 September 1916. Aged 29. Born Beith, Ayrshire, resident Twynholm, enlisted Castle Douglas. Son of William and Agnes Smith, of Culdoch, Kirkcudbright. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section A. Grave 70.

SMITH William

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

STITT Robert

Private 5091, 33rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died 29 May 1917. Resident Newbridge, New South Wales, Australia. No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. (No reference). Australian Roll of Honour

THOMSON John

[Listed on memorial as 7th/7th Company Railway Troops] Sapper 55324 [CWGC] or 35324 [SDGW], 11th Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 12 July 1917. Born Kirkcudbright, enlisted Glasgow. Nephew of Mrs. E. McNeilly, of 91, High St., Kirkcudbright. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row O. Grave 28.

TURNBULL James

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers

TURNBULL James William

Sergeant SPTS/2147, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action 29 July 1916. Aged 26. Born Galashiels, resident Kirkcudbright, enlisted London. Son of Elizabeth Macalister (formerly Turnbull), of 27, St. Mary's Drive, Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

WALLACE J M

Private, Cameron Highlanders.

WATSON Robert Cameron

Company Sergeant Major 11486, 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 4 April 1916. Aged 41. Son of Stewart Watson, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Jessie Maggie Rae Watson, of 6, Gladstone Place, Kirkcudbright. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 25.

WILLIAMSON William

Private, Canadians

YOUNG Jospeh [B]

Private 8657, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 30 March 1916. Aged 21. Native of Borgue, Kirkcudbright. Son of William Young and Janet McGinnes Young, of Penbridge Cottage, Dundrennan, Castle Douglas. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row D. Grave 13.

TO THE GLORIOUS DEAD
1939-1945

ANDERSON Andrew

Signalman 3194368, 9th Indian Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War in Taiwan Camp 9 December 1942; admitted to hospital 8 December 1942 with a Septice Sore Throat (Acute Pharangitis) possibly Diptheria; captured 15 February 1942 in Singapore. Aged 26. Son of Alexander and Margaret Anderson; nephew of Mrs. M. Anderson, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot VI. Row J. Grave 3.

BOYD Cecil Ritchie

Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1203145, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On night operations from Elvington to Leipzig, flying in Handley Page Halifax II, serial number DT730, crashed at Cloppenburg, Holland and died 4 December 1943. Aged 26. Foster-son of Isabella Forrest, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 12. Row E. Grave 7.

BROWN Douglas

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1004817, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying out of Syerston on night operations to Essen, fying in Avro Lancaster I, serial number ED451, crashed at Wulfen, a town on the East bank of the River Wient, 7 km North-East of Dorsten and died 1 May 1943. Aged 21. on of David and Fanny Rae Brown; nephew of Mrs. M. Carson, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 17. Row B. Joint grave 8-9.

CLARK John

Lance Corporal 2927587, 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds in Sudan 1 April 1941. Aged 32. Son of Robert and Rachel Clark, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in KEREN WAR CEMETERY, Eritrea. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 6.

CLARK Ronald Lorimer

Private 2982207, 1st Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Missing presumed died 23 May 1941. Aged 21. Son of Robert and Rachel Steveson Clark. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 7.

FORREST David

Staff Sergeant 7645955, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 7 December 1942. Aged 30. Son of John and Agnes Forrest, of Carluke, Lanarkshire. B.LL. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 18. Column 3.

HAMILTON William Robert

Sergeant 553373, Royal Air Force. Died 22 September 1944. Aged 21. Son of William and Grace Hamilton, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot 5. Row G. Joint grave 14-15.

HARRISON John Bell

Corporal 2128755, 194 Platoon, 20 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Enginners. Died when blown up in Minefield No. 833, Suttons, Parish Broomhill, 12 March 1945. Aged 30 years 8 months. Born 12 July 1914. Enlisted 28 October 1940. Son of Jonathan and Margaret Hannah Harrison; husband of Mrs. Jean Harrison, of 9, Kilnedale Terrace, Kircudbright. Buried in KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD, Kirkcudbrightshire. Section B.G. Grave 4.

LINDSAY James McKinnell

Corporal 3194418, 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 8 April 1945. Aged 28. Son of John and Mary Lindsay, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Margaret Isabella Lindsay, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in SAGE WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 6. Row E. Grave 13.

MARTIN John

Lance Corporal (Signalman) 2336193, 6 L. of C. Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 12 June 1942. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 16.

McCLYMONT William Wallace

Corporal 1019840, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 May 1943. Aged 31. Son of Alexander Nimmo McClymont and Mary McClymont; husband of Margaret Watson (nee Richmond) McClymont, of "Croy," Tongland Road, Kirkcudbright. Buried in KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD, Kirkcudbrightshire. Section B. Grave 16.

McCORMACK John William aka Jack

Flight Sergeant 550582, Royal Air Force. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War at sea aboard Suez Maru 29 November 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 425.

Note: The Suez Maru was sunk by the U.S.S. "Bonefish," off Kangean Islands. The Japanese Captain Kawano ordered the shooting of the prisoners in the water. From 14.15 to 16.30 the Minesweeper W.12 massacres the survivors using machine gun and rifles. No survivors.

McCRACKEN John

Gunner 875868, 11 (Honourable Artillery Coy.) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 14 November 1942. Aged 22. Husband of A. McCracken, of Raploch, Stirlingshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 14.

McGLASHAN Alexander Neill

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 110887, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying from Warboys on night operations to Berlin, flying Avro Lancaster III serial number JB553, Presumed to have crashed in the target area and died 3 January 1944. Aged 32. Son of James and Elizabeth McMillan Neill McGlashan, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 4. Row D. Grave 24.

McGRATH John

Corporal 3185204, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 6 April 1943. Aged 32. Son of Thomas and Anne McGrath; husband of Edith Cavell McGrath, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot II. Row F. Grave 20.

McNEILLIE William

Seaman LT/JX 207466, H.M. Trawler Kelt, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died at sea 5 December 1942. Aged 20. Born 24 December 1921 in Kirkcudbright. Son of William and Nellie McNeillie, of Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 9, Column 1.

MIDDLETON David

Lance Sergeant 810048, 88 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of chronic gastroenteritis as a Japanese Prisoner of War in Tokyo 13B - Omi, 8 July 1943; captued 15 February 1942 in Singapore; the British Prisoners of War arrived from Singapore, originally Force "F", they were transported from Singapore in the Kyokkp Maru on the 25 April 1943 and the journey took 25 days.. Aged 29. Born and resident Kirkcudbright. Son of David and Grace Middleton, of Kirkcudbright; husband of Isa Scoone Middleton, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. British Section Plot L. Row B. Grave 9.

MILROY George

Gunner, Royal Artillery

MITCHELL George [Geffrey]

Stoker 2nd Class C/KX 112294, H.M.S. "Exmoor," Royal Navy. Died 25 February 1941. Aged 26. Son of Robert Craik Mitchell and Georgina Mitchell. No kinown grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 48, Column 2.

MOTHERSILL Alan Keith

Lieutenant 226306, 1st Battalion, Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died 10 March 1943. Aged 21. Son of the Revd. John Elmore Mothersill and Eleanor Oughtred Mothersill, of St. Cuthbert's Manse, Kirkcudbright. Buried in TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 8.

MULDOON James

Gunner 2973474, 9 Reserve Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died between 14 November 1942 and 15 November 1942. Husband of Isabella Muldoon, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD, Kirkcudbrightshire. Section A.A. Grave 3.

ROBB Robert William

[Memorial states H.M.S. Ark Royal] Payroll Lieutenant (S), H.M.S. "Spartiate," Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 December 1941. Aged 31. No kinown grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 50, Column 1.

ROBINSON Thomas William Brydon

Warrant Officer 1st Class 1854825, Royal Engineers. Died in Japanese hands 17 February 1942. Aged 41. Son of Joseph and Janet Brydon Robison, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 13. Row D. Grave 16.

ROWAN Robert

Gunner 810147, 172 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 6 February 1944. Aged 31. Foster-son of Isabella Forrest, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 21.

SIMPSON Peter

Ordinary Seaman P/JX 159308, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died 24 May 1941. Aged 18. Son of George and Elizabeth Simpson, of Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 51, Column 2.

SNEDDON John Findlay

Lance Corporal 14554338, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 25 June 1944. Aged 19. Son of John F. and Mary H. Sneddon, of Kirkcudbright. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 6.

STRAITON Andrew

{listed as W/Sergeant, Royal Armoured Corps on memorial] Sergeant 944785, 11 (Honourable Artillery Company) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 04 November 1942. Aged 24. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XIV. Row D. Grave 11.

WEMYSS John James

Sergeant 1344329, 619 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 June 1943. Aged 21. Son of John James Wemyss and Georgina H. Wemyss, of Kirkcudbright. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 169.

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