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SORBIE WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Memorial stands at the side of the main road from Whithorn to Wigtown on the South side of the Village. Made of granite, it lists 18 names of the first war and 1 of the second. Twelve of the names are on the Garlieston memorial and two on the Whithorn one. The second war names are on the west or facing side as you approach it. One unusual name is given as Pte. Primrose Brown of the H.L.I.

Photograph © Eric McQuarrie 2004

To the Glory of God and in Memory of those who
made the Supreme Sacrifice in the Great War

1914-1918

AIRD Andrew

Private 5836, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died 24 October 1914. Aged 35. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

BROWN Primrose

Private, Highland Light Infantry

GIBSON Robert

Private 9572, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 25 January 1915. Aged 23. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

HANNAH William

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers

HANNAY Douglas R M

Private PLY/1400(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 6 November 1917. Aged 20. Also listed on Galieston Memorial. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

HANNAY John B

Private 432300, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 4 October 1916. Aged 29. Also listed on Galieston Memorial. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France

HILL Alexander

Cadet, S.S. City of London Merchant Marine. Died 18 September 1917. Aged 19. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL London, United Kingdom

KERR Charles

Private 267228, 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 19 July 1918. Aged 32. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium

KIRK Fredrick

Private 31167, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died of wounds 12 July 1917. Aged 21. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France

MARSHALL George

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers

MAXWELL John

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

McCLUNE David

Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division

McCLURE Samuel

Private, Cameron Highlanders. Died 21 March 1918. Aged 42

MILLIGAN John

Private 22926, 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died 11 June 1918. Aged 26. Buried in ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT Pas de Calais, France

NEIL John

Private 8335, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 17 December 1917. Aged 38

ROBB William

Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers

THOMSON Robert

Private 41981, 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 9 April 1917. Aged 20. Resident of Sorbie Village, Wigtownshire.. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT Pas de Calais, France

Their name liveth for evermore

1939-1945

KEVAN James

Fusilier 14209117, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 4 February 1944. Aged 24. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY Italy

21 January 2005

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