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WHITHORN WAR MEMORIAL

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

This memorial sits at the East–end of the one-way system in the main Street in front of the Post Office. It has a fine granite octagonal base with the first war names on it and the second war names round the top part on small plaques. It is similar to Creetown in shape. It has 70 names on it from WW1 and 9 from WW2. There are 2 names, which are on the Sorbie memorial, 12 from the Isle of Whithorn one and one from Garlieston. The Regiments or units are not given. (Grid Reference: NX447401).

Photograph © Eric McQuarrie 2004

The men from the Royal Burgh and
Parish of Whithorn whose names are
written here, gave their lives for their country in the Great Wars
1914-1919
1939-1945

1914-1918

ARNOTT

William B
Staff Sergeant T1/4778, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 15 December 1915. Aged 32. Buried in WHITHORN CEMETERY Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

BIE

Nathan
2nd Mate, S.S. Brentwood. Died 12 January 1917. Aged 40. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL London, United Kingdom

BOYCE

Thomas W
No further information currently available

BROWN

M Primrose
No further information currently available

CAIN

Alex
Sapper 414669, 82nd Field Company Royal Engineers. Died 11 April 1918. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

CAIN

Daniel
Private 318322, 1st West Riding Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 8 August 1918. Aged 27. Buried in HAGLE DUMP CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

CAMBELL

William
Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 5 September 1916. Aged 24. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT

CHRISTIE

Thomas A
C.S.M. 73014, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 8 June 1916. Aged 27. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

CLARK

Thomas D
Private 38215, 10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 23 April 1917. Aged 36. Buried in TANK CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

COSH

Adam
Sergeant S/6678, 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 19 July 1918. Aged 22. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium

COSH

Richard
Private 1990, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 29 November 1914. Born Sorbie, Wigtonshire 5 February 1891, enlisted Greenock, Renfrewshire. Son of William and Annie Cosh of Whithorn and brother to Adam Cosh (above). He joined the the 2nd Battalion Black Watch in 1911, having initially enlisted with the Royal Scots Fusilliers, and served in India before transferring to the Western Front in October 1914. Formerly 5638, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row H. Grave 17.

DALZIEL

George
Private 3100/8, 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 3 December 1917. Buried in CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL Nord, France

DUFFY

George
No further information currently available

FERRIS

Adam
Private 33575, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died 20 December 1919. Buried in RAWALPINDI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan

FLANNIGHAN

James
No further information currently available

FLANNIGHAN

Robert
Private 18231, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 31 July 1916. Aged 22. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

GARDINER

Alexander
Lance Corporal 39, 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 26 September 1915. Aged 24. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

GARRICK

Alex
Private 29599, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 3 May 1917. Aged 25. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

GARRICK

Peter
No further information currently available

GIBSON

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

GOODFELLOW

James
Private 30335, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 18 March 1917. Aged 22. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Pas de Calais, France

HANNAH

James
No further information currently available

HUXTABLE

Robert B
Private 32309, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 26 April 1918. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

IRVINE

John
No further information currently available

IRVINE

William
Gunner 125978, D Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 3 September 1917. Aged 39. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3 Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

JOHNSTONE

Robert
No further information currently available

JOHNSTONE

William
No further information currently available

KEITH

James
No further information currently available

LOAN

James
Private 10634, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 16 May 1915. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

LYONS

Joseph
No further information currently available

MARTIN

Henry M
Rifleman B/1436, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 30 July 1915. Aged 23. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

MARTIN

Joseph
No further information currently available

MAXWELL

Peter
Private 25420, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 2 September 1917. Aged 27. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN Pas de Calais, France

McCALLIE

Douglas
Private 8159, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 1 September 1914. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL Seine-et-Marne, France

McCLELLAND

Alexander
Private 4165, 8th Battalion, London Regt (Post Office Rifles). Died 14 October 1916. Buried in WHITHORN CEMETERY Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

McCUBBIN

John
No further information currently available

McCULLOCH

David
No further information currently available

McEWEN

John
No further information currently available

McKEACHIE

Alexander
Private 1220, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 4 August 1915. Aged 23. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Egypt

McKEAND

Adam
Sergeant 35036, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 26 September 1917. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

McKELVIE

John
Lance Corporal 799910, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 9 November 1917. Aged 32. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

McLURE

James A
Private 252975, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died 29 September 1918. Aged 33. Buried in VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN Nord, France

McROBERT

William
Ordinary Seaman J/67975, H.M.S. Vivid., Royal Navy. Died 18 April 1917. Buried in FORD PARK CEMETERY (PENNYCOMEQUICK) Devon, United Kingdom

McWHIRTER

James
No further information currently available

MILL

John
No further information currently available

MILLAN

Hugh
Able Seaman Clyde Z/5623, Anson Battalion R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 August 1918. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France

MILLAN

John
Private 7728, 5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 31 December 1915. Aged 20. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey

MILLAR

Randolph
No further information currently available

MILLIGAN

Robert
Lance Corporal 14760, C Company, 16th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 18 November 1916. Aged 22. Buried in FRANKFURT TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMELSomme, France

MILROY

John C
Private 291051, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 26 September 1917. Aged 23. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

MILWAIN

W
No further information currently available

MORRISON

Archibald J S
Private 33073, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 23 May 1918. Aged 19. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES Nord, France

MURRAY

Robert
No further information currently available

NAIRN

James W K
Lance Corporal 43069, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 9 April 1917. Aged 23. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France

NIBLOCK

Fredrick
Private 29888, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 11 April 1917. Aged 19. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

PATERSON

John
No further information currently available

RENNIE

William J
Bombardier 116826, 335th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 27 July 1917. Aged 27. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES Nord, France

ROBB

David
Chief Engineer, S.S. Kalibia (Glasgow), Mercantile Marine. Died 30 November 1917. Aged 34. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL London, United Kingdom

ROBERTSON

Thomas
Private 911007, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 10 September 1918. Aged 26. Son of Thomas Robertson, of Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France.

ROBERTSON

William C
Sergeant, Canadian Infantry. Died 18 September 1916. Aged 25

SHAW

Alexander
No further information currently available

SMITH

John
No further information currently available

SMITH

Peter
Private L/15313, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died 5 November 1918. Aged 28. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY Aisne, France

SMITH

William
No further information currently available

STEELE

Christopher
Corporal 291335, 1st/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 5 April 1917. Aged 26. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

STEWART

Andrew
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 20 September 1917. Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

SWAN

Herbert
Private 20794, 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 20 November 1916. Aged 21. Buried in LA NEUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, CORBIE Somme, France

TORRANCE

Alexander B
Sergeant 3691, 1st/14th Battalion, London Regt (London Scottish). Died 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Resident of The Calcutta Inn, Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

TRUE

William
[Spelt TREW on CWGC] Able Seaman Clyde Z/5610, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Naval volunteer Reserve. Died 9 July 1917. Aged 20. Son of John and Margaret Trew, of Dinnans, Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.

WHITTEN

Harold
Private 6140, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 10 March 1915. Aged 33. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France
1939-1945

BALLANTYNE

Joseph
Gunner 1486563, 114 H.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery. Died 2 December 1942. Aged 38. Buried in WHITHORN CEMETERY Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

CAIN

Alexander
Private 3191783, 7th/10th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Died 6 April 1943. Aged 24. Buried in SFAX WAR CEMETERY Tunisia

FLANNIGHAN

Robert
Stoker P/KX152474, H.M.S. Quorn, Royal Navy. Died 3 August 1944. Aged 23. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom

HORNER

Thomas
Private 3188111, 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 21 January 1945. Aged 27. Buried in SITTARD WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands

HUTCHINSON

Ronald
Private 5683020, 156th Parachute Regiment AAC. Died 18 September 1944. Aged 21. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL Gelderland, Netherlands

MARTIN

John M
Leading Airman FAA/JX. 401581, H.M.S. Landrail, Royal Navy. Died 18 January 1944. Aged 20. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom

McCUTCHEON

James
Private 3192340, 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 21 April 1941. Buried in GIRTHON PARISH CEMETERY Kirkcudbrightshire, United Kingdom

RODGER

Jack
No further information currently available

WYLLIE

James
Flying Officer 139322, 296 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 December 1943. Aged 21. Buried in WHITHORN CEMETERY Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

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