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INCH WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Julia MacDonald 2008

This memorial is set into the right hand side of the main entrance of Inch Parish Church, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, Wigtownshire. The church is around 2 miles from Stranraer just off the main road to Dumfries. The plaque is cast in bronze. The rope in the photo is attached to the church bell. It lists 32 names from the First World War only listed by surname, forenames and Regiment. It gives no dates or ranks.

Photograph © Julia MacDonald 2008

THIS MEMORIAL
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
IS GRATEFULLY DEDICATED TO
THE MEN BELONGING TO THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

BROWN

Thomas

Cameron Highlanders

FAGAN

John

Royal Scots

FLEMING

Alexander

Royal Army Service Corps

FORSTER

Andrew Forrester

Private 174, 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Gallipoli 17 May 1915. Aged 27. Born Brownkurnerm Nicolforest, Cumberland. Son of William and Ellen Forster, of Mains of Larg, Newluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Engineer by trade. Educated at Stranraer High School. Emigrated aged 22. His brother was killed in France (see below). Buried in LONE PINE CEMETERY, ANZAC, Turkey. Plot I. Row H. Grave 3. See also Australian Roll of Honour

FORSTER

William

Lieutenant, 21st Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Bullicourt 3 May 1917. Aged 25. Born New Luce, Wigtownshire. Son of William and Ellen Forster, of Mains of Larg, New Luce, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Medical Student by trade. Educated at New Luce & Ewart High School, Newtonstewart then Edinburgh University. Emigradted aged 21. Was in the OTC at Edinburgh University. His brother was killed in Turkey (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. See also Australian Roll of Honour

HAMILTON

Thomas J

Royal Scots Fusiliers

HILL

William

Royal Scots Fusiliers

JESS

John

Scottish Rifles

KENNEDY

William

Royal Scots Fusiliers

KERR

Charles

Royal Scots Fusiliers

KILGALAN

William

Royal Scots Fusiliers

MARCHBANKS

James R

[Listed as MARCHBANK on CWGC] Private 4383, 1/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action in the Dardenelles 19 December 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Newtown Stewart, Wigtownshire. Buried in REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey. Plot XI. Row A. Grave 8.

MARTIN

James

Seaforth Highlanders

MILROY

Thomas

Private 252132, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 30 October 1917. Born Stranraer 7 August 1886. Son of Thomas Milroy of Newluce, Wigtownshire. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 21 January 1916 at Swift Current, aged 20 years 5 months. Height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 38 inches, complexion dark, eyes blue, hair brown; religion Presbyterian. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium. Plot XIX. Row B. Grave 8. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6231 - 72

MITCHELL

Robert

Royal Scots

McCARLIE

John

Kings Own Scottish Borderers

McCLYMONT

Peter

Royal Scots Fusiliers

McCRAE

Walter

Royal Field Artillery

McGARRIE

James

Scots Guards

McHARRIE

Henry

Royal Scots Fusiliers

McKIE

Robert McM

Scots Guards

McLAGAN

William M

Argyll & Southern Highs

McLELLAND

James

Scots Guards

McMEEKIN, MM

John

[Spelt McMEEKEN on CWGC and McMEEKAN on Canadian Archives] Lance Corporal 424307, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 1 August 1917. Born 22 July 1892 in Wigtownshire. Son of Alexander McMeeken of Aird Farm, Castle kennedy, Wigtownshire. Farm labourer by trade.l Unmarried. Previously served 2 years in the 5th Battalion, Royal Scots. Enlisted and passed fit 19 May 1915 at Portage la Prairie, aged 23. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, ahir brown; religion Presbyterian. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 12. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7108 - 14

NEVILLE

John

Royal Highlanders

REID

Robert G

Scots Guards

SLAVEN

John

Kings Own Scottish Borderers

SMITH

Andrew

Royal Scots

SMITH

George McD

Seaforth Highlanders

SMITH

James R

Royal Irish Lancers

TORRANCE

Daniel

Private CH/2420/S, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Aged 19. A Student. Son of Daniel Torrance, of Innermessan, Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Enlisted 7 May 1917 aged 18. Embarked Royal Marine Brigade 28 March 1918. Draft for British Expeditionary Force 3 June 1918, joined Base Depot Calais 4 June 1918, joined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 30 August 1918 until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

WILSON

James

Lovats Scouts

“They never fail who die in a great cause. They but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts which overpower all others and conduct the world at last to freedom. “
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

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