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GLENLUCE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Eric McQuarrie 2004

Memorial stands at the south side of the road beside the village park. It has 53 names for World War 1 and 10 names for World War 2. The 10 names are of Newluce and Glenluce. There are no ranks or Regiments given, and just initials. (Grid Reference: NX202573) The memorial takes the form of a small, sqaure cenotaph with a laurel wreath carved near the top of each memorial face. The whole stands on a tapepered plinth and is inset into a walled area.

Erected to the memory and in honour the men connected with the Parish of Old Luce who fell in the Great War 1914-1919

Photograph © Eric McQuarrie 2004

1914-1919

ADAIR John

Private 111051, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in United Kingdom 27 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Old Luce, enlisted Stranraer, resident Glenluce. Son of Mrs. Mary A. Lawrie, of Glenluce. Buried in GLENLUCE (OR OLD LUCE) CEMETERY Wigtownshire. Grave reference 272. A and B.

AIRD Andrew

Private 5836, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 24 October 1914. Aged 35. Born Sorbie, Whithorn, enlisted Ayr, resident Glenluce. Son of John and Grace Aird, of Sorbie, Wigtownshire; husband of Sarah Ferguson Clive (formerly Aird), of 32, Vulcan St., Springburn, Glasgow. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 and 40.

ALEXANDER A

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BELL J

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BLUNN Edwin

Private 200069, 1st Battalion, Tank Corps. Died of wounds 29 September 1918. Born Trenton, Staffordshire, enlisted Stranraer. Formerly 1773, Machine Gun Corps. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY Somme, France. Plot V. Row J. Grave 35.

CAMPBELL John [Coburn]

Company Sergeant Major S/2934, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 25 April 1917. Aged 25. Born Glenluce, enlisted Stirling. Son of John and Mary Campbell, of 77, Port St., Stirling; husband of Dorothy Pettit (formerly Campbell), of 33, Eastdown Park, Lewisham, London. Buried in GUEMAPPE BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 23.

CAMPBELL J

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CLANACHAN Alexander

Private 123183, 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 17 September 1916. Aged 30. Born 24 May 1886 in Kircown. Son of Alexander Clanachan, of Church St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Farm labourer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 8 September 1915 in London. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion dark, eyes hazel, hair dark; Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1717 - 1

CLANACHAN Robert

Corporal M2/205104, 880th Motorised Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Died in the Balkans 19 October 1918. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Glenluce. Son of Alexander and Helen Clanachan, of Church St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Buried in SKOPJE BRITISH CEMETERY, The former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia. Section C. Grave 1.

CLIVE William

Private 193548 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 10 October 1916. Born 27 April 1882 in Wigtownshire. Son of Mary Clive, of Main St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Nurse by trade. Unmarried. Spent 3 years in the 48th Highlanders. Enlisted 3rd March 1916 at Riverdale Barracks, Toronto, Canada, passed fit 2nd March 1916. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 39½ inches, complexion dark, eyes grey, hair dark; Presbyterian. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 19. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1805 - 1

CROSBIE Robert [Hugh]

Private 295424, 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died in Palestine 26 November 1917. Born Old Luce, enlisted Stranraer, resident Glenluce. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section O. Grave 30.

DORANS William

Acting Corporal 6594, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 13 November 1914. Born Leswalt, enlisted Ayr, resident Dunragit. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 and 33.

DOUGAN H

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FLEMING Robert

Private 40814, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 13 November 1916. Born Glenluce, enlisted Dunragit. Son of Mary Fleming, of Creamery Cottages, Dunragit, Wigtownshire, and the late James Fleming. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C.

FULTON John

Private 128, 12th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died of wounds in Salonika 19 September 1918. Aged 30. Born Holywood, Dumfries, enlisted Ayr, resident Glenluce. Son of John and Fanny Fulton, of Low Airyolland, New Luce, Wigtownshire. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section C. Grave 599.

GRAHAM Alexander

Private 241195, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Born Newhill, enlisted Ayr, resident Glenluce. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

GRAHAM William

Private 240873, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 30 June 1918. Born and resident Glenluce, enlisted Stranraer. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 20.

HARVEY R J

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HERON John

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 420478, 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 8 October 1916 in Glenluce. Aged 31. Born 11 July 1886. Husband of Janet Heron, of The Barracks, Glen of Luce, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Carpenter by trade. Spent 3 years in Wigtownshire RGA. Enlisted and passed fit 18 December 1914 at Winnipeg, Canada. Height 5 feet 11 inches, girth 39 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair grey; Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4293 - 37

HUNTER, MB, ChB Bentley [Moore]

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. MB CH.B No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.

Extract from du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Part 3 Page 147:

HUNTER, BENTLEY MOORE, M.B., Ch.B., Capt., R.A.M.C., 5th s. of Charles Hunter, of The School House, Dunragit, B.A., by his wife, Susan, dau. of William Riddell, of Aldous, co. Ayr ; b. Glenluce, co. Wigtown, 28 April, 1888 ; educ. Stranraer High School, and Glasgow University, where he graduated M.B., Ch.B. (Prizeman and Medallist); was an Assistant at Consett, and afterwards at Stevenston, co. Ayr ; obtained a commission 15 May, 1915, being attached to the 1st Battn. The Cambridgeshire Regt., and sent out to Mudros (Lemnos) and Egypt ; subsequently served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near Ypres 31 July, 1917. Buried at Steenbeek. Langemarck, north of Ypres. His Commanding Officer wrote : " Your son was killed trying to save the lives of others, as he had done so many times before. I, fortunately, had the satisfaction of telling him some few days before that I had recommended him for some sort of award," and his Chaplain : " His staff say they will never have another like him. He was so generous-minded and willing to help others. I shall never forget the way he carried on down south when the other medical officer was killed. He was simply splendid." He was recommended for decoration by Brigadier- General E. Riddell, 11.5.0.; unm.

JARDINE John

Lance Corporal 372340, 8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Died of wounds 9 June 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Glenluce. Son of John and Elizabeth Chalmers Jardine, of Sea View, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 28.

KENNEDY A

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KERR Thomas [W]

Lance Corporal 14515, 6/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds 7 September 1917. Born new Spynie, Elgin, enlisted Glenluce. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXV. Row P. Grave 13.

LAIDLAW Duncan

Private 202993, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 3 August 1917. Aged 21. Born Oldluce, enlisted Stranraer, resident Glenluce. Son of Alexander and Helen Laidlaw, of Vicarhill, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 and 40.

LAVERIE John

Private 59513, 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26 April 1918. Aged 23. Born Glenluce, enlisted Glasgow. Son of David Laverie, of Glenburnie Cottage, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.

LYNCH James

Private 26686, 1/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died of wounds 11 April 1918 during The Battle of Messines. Aged 28. Born Glenluce, enlisted Ayr, resident Stranraer. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Lynch, of Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Formerly 27605, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Buried in LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 35A.

MACHIE John

[Spelt MACKEY on SDGW & CWGC] Lance Sergeant 393640, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 27. Enlisted Stranmer, resident Glenluce. Son of James and Hellen Mackey, of Church St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Formerly 5454, 8th Battalion, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

McCAIG Alexander

Sergeant 17169, 14th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born Stranraer, enlisted Edinburgh, resident Glenluce. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD WEST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 10.

McCLYMONT Peter

Private 31492, 15th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Leswalt, enlisted Stranraer. Buried in LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 2.

McCRACKEN Thomas

Private 100182, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 11 November 1917. Born 22 February 1887 in Port Patrick. Son of Elizabeth McCracken, of Kilfillan, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Stationary Engineer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted 1st July 1915 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, passed fit 2 July 1915. Height 5 feet 4 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion clear, eyes blue, hair light brown; Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Refernce: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6666 - 2

McCREADIE George

Private 432611, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regt.). Died 9 October 1916. Aged 30. Born 13 May 1886 in Wigtownshire. Son of the late Andrew McCreadie; husband of Annie McCreadie, of North Main St., Glenluce, Scotland. Labourer by trade Unmarried. Enlisted 11 January 1915 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes brown, ahir dark; Presbyterian. Buried in COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY Somme, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Refernce: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6667 - 1

McCREADIE James

[Spelt McCREDIE on SDGW and CWGC] Private 24657, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 37. Born Thornhill, Dumfries, enlisted Stranraer, resident Glenluce. Son of John McCredie, of 31, North Main St., Wigtown; husband of Catherine McCredie, of Panmure Villa, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

McCRORIE James

Private 271200, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 16 April 1918. Aged 39. Born Stoneykirk, enlisted Stranraer. Son of John and Mary McCrorie. Formerly 2422, Ayrshire Yeomanry and 205507, Royal Scots Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.

McCULLOCH David

[Spelt McCULLOCK on SDGW] Private 29393, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 31 August 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Glenluce, enlisted Stranraer. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William McCulloch, of Blackhill, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

McCULLOCH D

Stoker 1st Class 308787, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy. Died 20 June 1917. Buried in GLENLUCE (or OLD LUCE) CEMETERY Wigtownshire. Grave Reference: 289. B and C.

McCULLOCH W

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McGARVA H

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McGARVA William

Private S/17079, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 11 April 1918. Aged 21. Born Glenluce, enlisted Ayr. Son of Robert McGarva, of Tradunnock, Kilkerran, Maybole, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France Panel 115 to 119.

McGILL T

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McHARRIE Alexander

Gunner 16742, 115th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France 24 October 1917. Born Glasgow, enlisted Bristol, resident Glenluce. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 35.

McLELLAND Andrew

[Spelt McLELLAN on SDGW and CWGC] Private 996, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 21 October 1914. Aged 19. Born Stranraer, enlisted Greenock, Renfrewshire, resident Glenluce. Son of John and Grace McLellan, of North St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Buried in LE TROU AID POST CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 21.

MILROY Andrew [Matthew]

Lance Corporal, 5th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died 17 September 1916. Son of Jemima Milroy, of Mill Isle Dairy, Garlestown, Scotland. Traveller by trade. Unmarried, Enlisted and passed fit 24 February 1915 at Montreal, Canada. Height 6 feet, girth 44½ inches, complexion clear, eyes blue, ahir fair; Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6231 - 61

MURRAY George

Private 202557, 16th Battalion, Royal Scots. Killed in action 22 October 1917. Aged 20. Born 22 April 1885, and resident, Glenluce, enlisted Stranraer. Son of David and Jeanie Murray, of Main St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 to 14 and 162.

PARKER A

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PARKER J

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RALSTON James

Private 20577, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 28 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Kikcolm, enlisted Stranraer, resident Glenluce. Son of James and Sarah Murray Ralston, of Mains of Park, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

REID J

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TEMPLETON William

Lance Serjeant 432119, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regt.). Died 5 June 1916. Aged 27. Born 18 May 1889 in Glenluce. Son of John and Mary Templeton, of Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Telephone Linesman by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 4th January 1915 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, girth 39 inches, complexion fair, eyes brown, hair brown; Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9568 - 29

WATSON W

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WILSON James [Fleming]

Private 203954, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born Glenluce, enlisted Wigtown, resident Whanphill. Formerly 6334, Lovat Scouts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

WILSON Robert Frederick

Lance Sergeant S/40940, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 9 May 1918. Born Glenluce, enlisted Inverness. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 13.

Not on memorial but local men
McHARRIE Henry
Private 10971, 2nd Battalion, Scots Fusiliers. Died 18 May 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident Glenluce, enlisted Stranraer. Son of Hugh and Helen Sloan Little McHarrie, of Glengorrie, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 12 and 13.

AND IN WORLD WAR
1939-1945

BENSON Robert

Bombardier 3191841, 2nd Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8 May 1943. Aged 24. Son of Robert and Agnes McLean Benson, of Glenluce, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 80, Column 3.

DOUGLAS W A

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FUNAI Francis

Lance Corporal 3190232, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 9 August 1944. Aged 23. Born Glasgow, resident Wigtownshire. Son of Francis and Marion Funai. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXV. Row B. Grave 11.

GRAHAM T

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GURNEY Charles [Henry]

Chief Officer, M.V. Fishpool (West Hartlepool), Merchant Navy. Died 26 July 1943. Aged 27. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Gurney, of Glenluce, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 49.

HARVEY R J

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KYLE James

Private 3197658, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 10 June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Mary Kyle; husband of Josephine Isabella Kyle, of Ashington, Northumberland. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row L. Grave 7.

PROUDFOOT George

Private 3192880, 10th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died 20 September 1944. Aged 25. Son of Joseph Proudfoot, and of Jeanie Proudfoot, of Dunragit, Wigtownshire. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL Gelderland, Netherlands. Panel 9.

PROUDFOOT Joseph

Private 3197761, 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 31 January 1945. Aged 22. Son of Joseph and Jeanie Proudfoot, of Dunragit, Wigtownshire. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 6.

STEVENSON William Kyle

Trooper 7902335, 4th Queen's Own Hussars, R.A.C.. Died 18 April 1941. Aged 25. Son of William Kyle Stevenson and Margaret A. Stevenson, of Dunragit, Wigtownshire. Buried in PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Plot 9. Row E. Grave 1.

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