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KIRKCOWAN WAR MEMORIAL

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

This memorial sits in the grounds of the parish Kirk at the north end of the village. There are 29 names from WW1 and 11 from WW2. More unusual Regiments and units are some Canadian ones, The 5th Canadian Batt. The Canadian Highlanders and The Canadian Forestry Corps. There is also a Sportsman Batt. a Australian Machine Gun Corp and a GDS. BDE. T.M.B.?

In Memory of the gallant men of Kirkcowan and District
who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919

Photograph © Eric McQuarrie 2004

1914-1918

BARRY Robert

Sergeant 10323, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 31 October 1917. Aged 25. Awarded the Italian Bronze medal. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

BELL David

Private 100046, 78th Company, Canadian Forestry Corporation. Died 6 October 1918. Buried in LEON (ST. ANDRE) CEMETERY, Landes, France

BROWN D.W.Mcw.

Private 292597, 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 25 April 1917. Aged 21. Buried in LEVEL CROSSING CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France

CAMPBELL Alexander

Private 232, 4th Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps. Died 12 November 1918. Aged 25. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France

CANDLISH Andrew

Private 8183, 2nd Battalion, Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders. Died 14 November 1914. Aged 32. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

CRAIG, MM John

Sergeant 251250, 1st/6th Battalion, Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders. Died 23 May 1917. Aged 33 Awarded the Military Medal M.M. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France

CROZIER David

Gunner. No Further Information Currently Available.

DRYNAN David

Private 4290, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 1 January 1916. Aged 24. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey

FERRIES William

Private S/5468, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 23 October 1918. Aged 2.7 Son of David and Joanna Ferries, of Boreland, Kirkcowan. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Seine-Maritime, France

GIBSON Alexander McC.

Private 5287, 18th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 18 July 1916. Aged 30. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

GRANT James

Private, Royal Fusiliers. No Further Information Currently Available.

GRIFFEN John

Private, Sportsmans Battery. No Further Information Currently Available.

HAMILTON Douglas F.

Private 31733, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 8 March 1918. Buried in KIRKCOWAN NEW GRAVEYARD, Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

KELLIE David

Private S/23347, 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died 3 May 1917. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

KELLY William A.

Private 4615, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 27 July 1916. Aged 19. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL Somme, France

MARSHALL Francis

Private 1154, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 23 October 1916. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France

McCHESNEY, MM David

Sergeant. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No Further Information Currently Available.

McCULLOCH David

Corporal 222760, 85th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment). Died 30 October 1917. Aged 33. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAU GROUNDS CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

McGARVA John

Sergeant 17301, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 23 July 1918. Aged 39. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

McKENZIE Robert

Lance Corporal 20916, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 23 April 1917. Aged 25. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

McKIE Alfred

Private 199224, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regt.). Died 26 September 1916. Aged 21. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France

McTIER Robert

Private, Army Service Corp (Motor Transcport). No Further Information Currently Available.

MORLAN Robert

Private, Scots Guards. No Further Information Currently Available.

NELSON David

Private 2227, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 4 August 1916. Aged 21. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt

PATERSON John

Sergeant 94734, "B" Battery, 8th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 25 March 1918.

RONNIE Robert

Lance Corporal, Royal Scots Fusiliers. No Further Information Currently Available.

ROSS Thomas

Able Seaman Z/5270 Howe Battalion R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 November 1915. Aged 21. Buried in PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey

SMITH William

Private Gordon Highlanders. No Further Information Currently Available.

THOM A.

Private 15751, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots. Died 27 September 1915. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

1939-1945

DEWAR Gilbert

Lance Corporal 2765801, 5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 11 June 1944. Aged 21. Buried in HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France

FERRIES John

Fusilier 14864767, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 4 June 1946. Aged 20. Buried in KIRKCOWAN NEW GRAVEYARD, Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

HAMILTON Robert

Gunner 1783361, 61 L.A.A., Royal Artillery. Died 06 June 1942. Aged 21. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt

McMILLIAN Alex

Petty Officer P/SSX 23746, H.M.M.L. 466, Royal Navy. Died 25 March 1945. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

McMILLIAN Robert

Driver 3192086, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 26 February 1945. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany

McQUEEN Robert

Wireless Operator D/JX 153675, H.M.S. Lapwing, Royal Navy. Died 20 March 1945. Aged 23. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom

McWILLIAM Archibald

Died. Aged 33. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX Calvados, France. No Further Information Currently Available.

McWILLIAM William

Lance Corporal 3197806, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 26 June 1944. Aged 33. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX Calvados, France

SPROAT David

Lance Corporal 3196558, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 23 February 1945. Aged 24. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar

THOMSON Alexander R.

Lance Seaman P/JX 143414, H.M.S. Wild Swan, Royal Navy. Died 18 June 1942. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom

TWINAME Robert

Gunner 921341 266 Battery, 67 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1 June 1940. Aged 21. Resident of Torhousemuir, Wigtownshire. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France

Northern Ireland

PATERSON M.J.

Lance Corporal KOSB. Died 1987 No Further Information Currently Available.

17 January 2005

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