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PORT WILLIAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

This memorial stands above the roundabout in the main square in Port William. It has 66 names of which 13 are WW2. No dates are given. Regiments and units are given only for the Second War except for 3 names who were in the R.N.R. The ranks include a Lt. Col., a Pioneer and a Sapper. There are 2 Military Medals and a Military Cross, all won in the First War (Grid Reference: NX 343436).

Photograph © Eric McQuarrie 2004

"LEST WE FORGET"

1914-1918

ANDERSON

Frank

Corporal

BARR

Alexander

Pioneer S/18937, 13th Company, Seaforth Highlanders Labour Corps. Died 9 January 1918. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

BARR

Peter M.

Gunner, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

BARR

William

Sapper

BAXTER

Robert

Private

BLACK

James

Private

BROWN

George

Private

BROWN

James

Private

BROWN

Tom

Private

CAIG

Hugh

Gunner, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

CALLENDER

William

Sub Lieutenant, Howe Battalion R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 June 1915. Aged 31. Buried in REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey

CHAMBERS

T.G.

Lance Corporal 506655, Regiment Unknown. Died 26 August 1918. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS Pas de Calais, France

COWAN

James

Private

DIXON

H.

Trooper 3300. Died 17 September 1916. Aged 23. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France

GOURLEY

James

Rifleman

GRIER

William

Private

HAILES

Robert

Corporal

HANNAH

William

Private 43937, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots. Died 21 September 1917. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

HERON

William

Private 11933, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 16 May 1916 27. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

HOOD

Peter

Private 8130, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 12 July 1915 22. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey

HOUSTON

John

Able Seaman, S.S. Polandia (Liverpool), Mercantile Marine. Died 10 March 1917. Aged 33. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL London, United Kingdom

JAMISON

William

Private 35437, 4th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 9 June 1917. Aged 24. Buried in GREENOCK CEMETERYRenfrewshire, United Kingdom

KELLY

David

Private

KERR

Robert

Driver

KEVAN

Alex

Private 201159, 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 14 November 1917. Aged 26. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY Israel

LINSAY

Alex

Private

LINSAY

James

Private

MAXWELL

Aymer Edward

Lieutenant-Colonel, temporarily Lovat Scouts formerly (late Grenadier Guards), commanding Collingwood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, commissioned to Captain 1st, Lovat Scouts. Died 9th October 1914. Aged 36. Son of the Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7th Bart., of Monreith, Wigtownshire, and Lady Maxwell; husband of Lady Mary Maxwell, of House of Elrig, Portwilliam, Wigtownshire. Served in the South African Campaign with Grenadier Guards. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot IIa. Grave 69. See also Lord's Cricket members' World War 1 War Memorial

Extract from du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

MAXWELL, AYMER EDWARD, Younger of Monreith, Lieut.-Col. Commanding 4th (Collingwood) Battn. 1st Brigade, R.N. Division, only surviving s. of the Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7th Bart, P.C., F.R.S.; b. Edinburgh, 26 Oct. 1877: educ. Eton and Sandhurst; gazetted to the Grenadier Guards, 8 Sept. 1897; served in South African War 1899-1900; took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont and Enslin (Queen’s medal with clasp); invalided home, 1900; and retired with rank of Captain, 4 Sept. 1907, joining the Reserve of Officers; Capt. Lovat’s Scouts (Yeo.), 1911. On mobilisation, Aug. 1914, he immediately rejoined the Grenadier Guards, and subsequently volunteered for service as Adjutant and second in command in the newly-formed Royal Naval Division. He received command, with the rank of Lieut.-Col. of the Collingwood Battn. then in camp at Walmer, and with it accompanied the expedition to Antwerp. He was wounded in the head by the first shell of the bombardment of 8 Oct. after four days and nights of ceaseless exertion, almost entirely without sleep or rest, and died the following day in the Military Hospital there, being burled in the garden. The officer commanding the Brigade, wrote: “His death is a severe loss to my brigade. I personally have lost a friend, the whole brigade has lost one of its finest officers. His energy, earnestness and singleness of purpose inspired his whole Battn., and both his officers and men were animated by his fine spirit from the moment he assumed command of them.” He was gazetted temporary Lieut.-Col. Royal Marines (10 Nov.) after his death. Colonel Maxwell was a J.P., D.T. and County Councillor for Wigtownshire, a Director of the Crlchton Royal Institution and author of various works and articles on sporting subjects. He m., London, 20 Oct. 1909, Lady Mary Percy dau. of Henry George, 7th Duke of Northumberland, K.G., P.C., by his wife, Lady Edith Campbell, eldest dau. of George, 8th Duke of Argyll, K.G., K.T., P.C., and had issue three sons and a dau.: Aymer, b. 7 Dec. 1011; Eustace, b. 24 Feb. 1913; Gavin, b. 15 July, 1914; and Christian, b. 31 July, 1910.

MAXWELL

John

Private 23048, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 13 November 1917. Aged 19. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel

McCAIG

Charles

Private

McCAIG

John

Private

McCHESNEY

D

Sergeant

McDOWALL

T

Able Seaman J/18352(Ch), H.M.S. P.C.61, Royal Navy. Died 4 May 1919. Aged 23. Buried in AUGHAVAL (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD County Mayo, Ireland.

McGILL

Thomas

Private

McNEIL

James

Private

McQUAID

William

Private 8132, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 23 July 1915. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt

MILHENCH

Peter

Private 257488, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment.). Died 29 September 1918. Aged 29. Buried in HAYNECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY Nord, France

MILLIGAN

James

Private

NEIL

Andrew

Private . Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)

NEIL

James

Private

NICHOLSON

Robert

Private 7906, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 12 March 1915. Aged 42. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

NISH

James D.

Corporal 71201, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment.). Died 16 September 1916. Aged 20. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France

O'NEIL

E

Private

RIDDOCK

B

Private

ROBBIDS

David

Private 8118, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 12 July 1915. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey

ROBERTS

John

Sergeant

STAFFORD

K.J.

Lieutenant, 37th Battery, 27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 14 November 1918 20. Awarded the Military Croos (M.C.). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Seine-Maritime, France

STEWART

Charles

Private S/22224, 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died 29 September 1918. Aged 22. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

STEWART

Francis

Corporal 201366, 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 23 February 1919. Aged 31. Buried in NIGG PARISH CHURCHYARD, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

THOMSON

Archie

Private

THOMSON

James

Trooper

 

 

1939-1945

BROLL

James

Flight Sergeant 1690453, 619 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 July 1944. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Surrey, United Kingdom

GALLOWAY

McWilliam

Private, 2nd Sutherland Highlanders

HANNAH

Andrew J.

Sergeant, Royal Artillery

KEVAN

Robert

Corporal 545496, 98 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17 June 1940. Aged 26. Buried in PORNIC WAR CEMETERY Loire-Atlantique, France

LEES

Archibalod

Pilot Officer 174542, Royal Air Force VR. Died 22 April 1944. Buried in AYR CEMETERY Ayrshire, United Kingdom

MACTIER

David

Sergeant, Royal Artillery

McGHIE

John

Sergeant 541465, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 25 October 1940. Aged 22. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Surrey, United Kingdom

McKEAND

J

Chief Engineer Officer, M.V. Chesapeake (Belfast), Merchant Navy. Died 18 October 1945. Buried in MOCHRUM PARISH CHURCHYARD Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

McMASTER

John

Flight Sergeant 1344310, 38 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 July 1944. Aged 31

McNALLY

David

Private 3192207, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died 1 July 1944. Aged 27. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX Calvados, France

MILHENCH

James

Master, S.S. Ocean Trader (Liverpool), Merchant Navy. Died 31 July 1942. Aged 48. Buried in BOSTON (FOREST HILLS) CEMETERY Massachusetts, United States of America

OUTRAM

G

Lieutenant

POTTS

Samuel H

Sergeant, Royal Artillery

SHORROCK

Robert

Signaller, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

STEWART

David

Private 3188657, 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 9 December 1942. Aged 25. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt

Last updated 8 February, 2009

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