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KIRKINNER WAR MEMORIAL

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

There are two memorials, the first stands in the village commemorating those who died in World War 1 and the second is in the form of a plaque in the church commemorating those who died in World War 2.

World War 1 - 1914-1918

This memorial sits at the side of the main Whithorn to Wigtown road in front of the village school. It has 27 names on it all from WW1. There are none from WW2. Any villagers killed in WW2 are on the Plaque in the nearby Church. The names are listed under the unit or Regiment the men served in. Regiments listed are Lanarkshire Yeomanry and the Naval Division. The monument is unusual in that it has a WW1 steel helmet mounted near the top, looking as if it was hanging up on a wall. (Grid Reference: NX424516)

To the Glory of God and in memory
of the men of this Parish
Who fell in the Great War
1914-1919

Photograph © Eric McQuarrie 2004

1914-1919

BLACK William

Royal Scots Fusiliers - No further information currently available

McCHEYNE Thomas

[Listed as CHAYNE on memorial] Private 81625, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 26th April 1916. Aged 25. Born in Kirkinner Village 18th August 1889, his father was Thomas Candlish McCheyne and his mother was Elizabeth McClelland; both being born in Wigtownshire area of Scotland. Thomas emigrated to Canada in about 1911 with some of his siblings, he served in the 12th Manitoba Dragoons for 3 years before World War 1 broke out. On his attestation papers he is listed as a farmer by trade. Unmarried. He was passed fit for service 12th December 1914 and enlisted 14th December 1914 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is described as being 5 feet 7 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark brown; his religion is said to be Prebyterian. Buried in WOODS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 11. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6630 - 33

CONNEL John

Royal Navy Division - No further information currently available

CRONE John

Able Seaman Z/4942, Hawke Battalion, R.N. Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 August 1918. Aged 20. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France

GARRET William

Lance Corporal 1795, 10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City Of Glasgow Regiment). Died 25 September 1915. Aged 19. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

GRIFFIN Robert

Private s/5953, 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 31 July 1917. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

HOPKINS Stewart

Highland Light Infantry - No further information currently available

LAWSON William

Seaforth Highlanders - No further information currently available

LEABODY George

Gunner 725784, 99th Brigade, Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 1 July 1917. Aged 19. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA Greece

MARSHALL Alex

Private 41134, 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 23 March 1918. Aged 32. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS Pas de Calais, France

MARSHALL Robert

Canadians - No further information currently available

McCRICK Robert

King's Own Scottish Borderers - No further information currently available

McGARVA David

Private 3996, 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 5 April 1918. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium

McGAW David

Private 1796, 10th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident Kirkinner, enlisted Newton Stewart. Employed at Bladnoch Creamery, Wigtown. Son of Alexander McGaw (Stonemason by trade) and Sarah Brown, of Kirkinner. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 108 to 112.

McGUFFIE Alexander

Private 16167, C Company, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 13 August 1915. Aged 20. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey

McWILLIAM William

West Yorks - No further information currently available

MELVILLE Joseph

Private 26294, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 30 January 1917. Aged 29. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE Somme, France

MILROY James

Royal Scots Fusiliers - No further information currently available

RENNIE Eben

Private 40979, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 26 October 1918. Aged 30. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY Nord, France

RONNIE William

Private 47719, 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 30 December 1917. Aged 21. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL Egypt

SHILLAN John

Private 1129, Lanarkshire Yeomanry. Died 13 November 1915. Aged 22. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY Lemnos, Greece

SMITH Willam

Royal Scots - No further information currently available

TEMPLETON Robert

Private 202183, 5th/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 26 September 1917. Aged 26. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

THOMSON James

King's Own Scottish Borderers - No further information currently available

WILSON Charles L.

Private 9158, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 25 September 1915. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

WILSON James F.

Private 203954, 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died 28 March 1918. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

WILSON Robert F.

Gordon Highlanders - No further information currently available

World War 2 - 1939-1945

This memorial Plaque hangs on the wall inside the village Kirk. It has 8 names on it all from WW2. There are none from WW1.
No Regiments or dates are given.
(Grid Reference: NX424515)

Photograph © Eric McQuarrie 2004

1939-1945

LAVERIE John M

No further information currently available

McGHIE John

No further information currently available

McGOWAN, DSC Charles K

Master , S.S. St. Sunniva Merchant Navy. Died 22 January 1943. Aged 40 Awarded the DSC. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL London, United Kingdom

McKIE William

Leading Seaman D/SSX 26058, H.M.S. Tartar., Royal Navy. Died 14 September 1941. Aged 21. Buried in KIRKINNER CEMETERY Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

MORRISON Matthew

Flying Officer 164290, 355 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 March 1945. Aged 39. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore

MUIR Andrew

No further information currently available

REID Alexander

No further information currently available

RODGER Walter N A

No further information currently available

Last updated 8 June, 2010

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