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ABERCORN WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Abercorn War memorial resides in the Parish Church, Avington. The dedication service was held on 13th February 1921. The memroial was unveiled by The Marquis of Linlithgow and dedicated by The Rev. J. A. McClymont. The listing here for World War 1 is taken from the Order of Service and has been sorted into alphabetical order. There is also a stained glass window within the church in the south wall installed in 1921 in remembrance of those who died, the craftsman was Dr Douglas Strachan. See Paul Goodwin's UK Memorial web site for more photographs.

Photograph Copyright © Paul Goodwin

PRO PATRIA

ARTHUR John [Fleming]

Private 10117, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 1st January 1915. Aged 21. Born Kirkcaldy, Fife, enlisted Linlithgow, resident Winchburgh. Son of Thomas and B. Arthur, of Woodend, Winchburgh, Linlithgowshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3 and 4.

CASTLE Ernest P

Private 11112, Scots Guards. Died 13th November 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mrs. J. E. Castle, of 74, Park St. Slough, and the late Charles Castle. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, UPTON-CUM-CHALVEY, SLOUGH, Buckinghamshire. Grave 9. 52.

DALRYMPLE Robert

Private 202943, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 23rd November 1917. Aged 20. Born Edinburgh, enlisted Linlithgow. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dalrymple, of Mannerston Farm, Linlithgow, West Lothian. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 10.

ENDEAN George

Private, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) probably George Henry ENDEAN, Sergeant S/5734, 4th/5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 1st August 1918. Born St Columba, Cornwall, enlisted Edinburgh. Son of James and Rose Endean, of Victoria St., St. Columb, Cornwall. Buried in RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 7.

FORD William

Private 42424, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 3rd June 1918. Aged 19. Born Gateside, West Lothian, enlisted Glencorse, resident Hopetoun. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ford, of Old Philpstoun, Philpstoun, West Lothian. Formerly 31705, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel.

FULFORD George [William]

Private S/9921, "D" Company, 14th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 11th September 1916. Aged 21. Born Giffnock, Renfrewhsire, enlisted Edinburgh, esident Tarbolton, Ayrshire. Son of Frederick and Georginia Fulford, of Montgomerie Gardens, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 22.

GRAY Charles

Private 17642, 15th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born West Calder, enlisted Edinburgh, resident Winchburgh. No known grave. Commemorated on on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

JARRATT Hubert [Frederick William]

Corporal 203086, 11th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th September 1918. Aged 32. Born and resident Kirk Hammerton, Yorkshire, enlisted York. Son of William and Fannie Ann Jarratt, of Kirk Hammerton, York. Formerly Private 3519, Yorkshire Hussars. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4. *** This is the only man that fits the details on the memorial but his connection is unknown ***

KENT Peter

[Listed as Private, Argylly & Sutherland Highlanders on memorial] Private 73247, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 29th May 1917. Aged 21. Born Kifinan, Argyle, enlisted Edinburgh, resident Queensferry. Son of James and Jessie Kent, of Auchnaha, Tighnabruaich, Argyll. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot II. Row K. Grave 45.

McEWEN James [Craig]

Private 544, 'E' Company, 2nd Battalion, Australian I.F. Killed in action 8th August 1915. Aged 23. Son of James and Agnes Walker McEwen, of Winchburgh, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. (his father is listed as his next of kin at Ailsa View, Troon, Ayrshire). Native of Stewarton, Ayrshire. Educated Stewarton Public School. Emigrated aged 18 years. Enlisted Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. Employed as a Dairy Farmer's Servant. Twice reported wounded. No known grave. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 18.

From the Australian Roll of Honour Archives these documents.

McEWEN John

Private, King's Own Scottish Borderers - No further information currently

PATERSON George [Gray]

Private 24924, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 21st November 1917. Aged 20. Born Ecclemachan, enlisted and resident Linlithgow. Son of James Paterson, of Old Philpstoun, Philpstoun, West Lothian, and the late Marion Binnie Paterson. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.

PATERSON John

Lance Corporal 14901, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1916. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Linlithgow. Son of James Paterson, of Philpstown, West Lothian. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

PATERSON Joseph

Private 14903, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds 24th October 1917. Born Abercorn, enlisted Linlithgow, resident Linlithgow. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 to 14 and 162.

PONSONBY-COX Reginald John

Major, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) attached 8th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 27th September 1915. Aged 40. Son of Major John Ponsonby Cox (Durham Light Inf.), and Emily Ponsonby Cox, of Society House, South Queensferry, West Lothian. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 125 to 127.

POTTER Thomas

[Listed as J POTTER on CWGC] Private 9552, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 13th October 1914. Born Abercorne, enlisted South Queensferry. Son of Peter and Agnes Potter, of Hopetoun, South Queensferry, West Lothian. Buried in METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row f. Grave 163/170.

POTTER William

Private 26/1099, New Zealand Cyclist Battalion. Died of wounds 30th March 1918. Aged 29. Son of the late Peter and Agnes Potter, of Society, Hopetoun, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IXA. Row C. Grave 2.

RITCHIE Archibald

Private S/6459, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 26. Born Abercorn, enlisted Dunfermline, Fifeshire. Son of John Ritchie, of Butlaw Cottages, South Queensferry, West Lothian. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 112 to 115.

RITCHIE Robert M

Private, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) - No further information currently available

SNEDDON Alexander (Alex)

Lance Corporal 250866, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 28th September 1918. Enlisted Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, resident Winchburg. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 to 14 and 162.

SNEDDON Russell

Sapper 151609, 180th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Stirling, enlisted Edinburgh, resident Newton-By-Winchburg. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13.

TULLY George

Private/Trooper 2648, 2nd Life Guards, Household Cavalry. Died of wounds 27th January 1917. Aged 30. Born Linlithgow, enlisted Windsor. Son of John and the late Margaret Tully, of Hunter Square, Gorebridge, Midlothian. Native of Abercorn, Linlithgowshire. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 15.

Last updated: 26 August, 2006

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