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WIGTOWN WAR MEMORIAL

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

This memorial sits in front of the old parish Kirk at the East End of the town beside the road from the Moss of Cree. It looks out over Wigtown Bay and is a fine granite obelisk with a square base; it was unveiled on Sunday 8th October 1922. It has 53 names on it from WW1 and 13 from WW2. There are 3 late additions to WW1 names. The Regiments or units are not given. One name is Louis McGuffie who won the VC in WW1. (Grid Reference: NX436554).

Photograph © Eric McQuarrie 2004

In proud remembrance of the men of this Burgh and Parish who gave
their lives in the Great War 1914-1918
and in World War 1939-1945

1914-1918

BLACK

John

Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Tank Corps. Died 23 August 1918. Aged 23. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France

BLACK

William

No further information currently available

BOYD

Charles

No further information currently available

BOYD

Robert

No further information currently available

BRIGGS

Andrew

Private S/40523, 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died 11 April 1917. Aged 21. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

BROADFOOT, MM

Alexander

Private 130245, 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regt.). Died of wounds 8 November 1917. Aged 28. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

CLARK

Edward

No further information currently available

COBURN

James

Private 241598, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 1 September 1918. Aged 34. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, Pas de Calais, France

COPELAND

Robert

Died 29 March 1918. Aged 30

CROMIE, MM

Thomas

Corporal 95248, 3rd Tank Corps. Died 17 February 1919. Aged. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ST. POL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. POL-SUR-TERNOISE, Pas de Calais, France

DAVIS

John

No further information currently available

EDWARDS

Willam

Died 12 July 1915

EWEN

John

No further information currently available

FLYNN

John

No further information currently available

HALE

Edward

Private 19827, 9th Army Cyclist Corps. Died 5 October 1918. Aged 23. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France

HARDGREAVES

James

No further information currently available

HARVEY

John

No further information currently available

HORNER

Adam

Gunner 95460, 119th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 1 August 1917. Aged 37. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

HUGHES

Robert

Private 285030, 1st/6th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 2 July 1917. Aged 19. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

IRVING

William

No further information currently available

JAMIESON

William

Private 35437, 4th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 9 June 1917

KELLY

David

No further information currently available

KENNEDY

Francis

Private 25765, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 10 April 1918. Aged 31. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

KENNEDY

Leslie

No further information currently available

KILPATRICK

William

Private 240591, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 14 August 1917. Aged 30. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY Israel

KILTIE

David

No further information currently available

KIRKPATRICK

Edward

Private 2046, 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 4 July 1915. Aged 19. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey

KNOWLES

Alexander

Private 242340, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 1 September 1918. Aged 32. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France

KNOWLES

Robert W

Aged 23

LANDERS

Charles

Private 52880, 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 8 July 1919. Aged 22. Buried in NEWTON STEWART CEMETERY Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

LAURIE

Alexander

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

LOVE

James

No further information currently available

MALONE

Blain

Private 35974, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 11 July 1917. Aged 39. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

MALONE

David

Able Seaman Clyde Z/4680, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds 11 October 1918. Aged 21. Home town Wigtown. Buried in WIGTOWN CEMETERY, Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

McCASTIE

David

No further information currently available

McCASTIE

Thomas

Highland Light Infantry. Died 29 April 1918. Aged 25

McCHAYNE

Thomas

[In records as McCheyne] Private 81625, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.). Died 26 April 1916. Aged 25. Buried in WOODS CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

McCLELLAN

Earnest

Private S/17892, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 24 November 1916. Aged 25. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France

McCULLOCH

James

Lance Corporal S/8549, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 13 November 1916. Aged 34. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

McGUFFIE, VC

Louis

Acting Sergeant 240693, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 4 October 1918. Aged 24. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). Buried in ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


Plaque in the Town Hall

McKINNA

Charles

Private 276762, 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died 1 August 1917. Aged 25. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

McMURRAY

David

Private 5088, 26th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died 9 October 1917. Aged 32. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

McNEIL

James

Private 993, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 14 July 1915. Aged 22. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey

McROBERT

Joseph

Private 277165, 1st/7th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died 28 October 1918. Aged 21. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France

MURRAY

Robert

No further information currently available

NEIL

Hugh

No further information currently available

PATON

William

Private M/401864, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 19 February 1919. Aged 42. Buried in WIGTOWN OLD CHURCHYARD Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

ROLFE

Stanley

Rifleman 2096, 1st/16th Battalion, London Regt (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Died 10 September 1916. Aged 25. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

SCOTT

Walter

No further information currently available

SPROUL

William

Private 59595, 84th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Died 20 June 1918. Aged 34. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY Greece

TODD

George

Lance Corporal 201058, 5th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 6 March 1917. Aged 20. Resident of Dunure, Wigtown, Scotland. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY Somme, France

WALKER, DFC

William

Captain, 6th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 8 October 1918. Aged 24. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and the Croix de Guerre. Formerly Private, 4th Battalion, Royal Scots. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

1939-1945

AIRD

Robert

Corporal 7928998, A Company, 22nd Dragoons, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 6 June 1944. Aged 23. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France

CLARK

James

Private 3190884, 7th Battalion, York and Lancashires. Died 14 February 1942. Aged 38. Buried in PIETERMARITZBURG (FORT NAPIER) CEMETERY, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

DAVIDSON

Frank

Private 1567073, Pioneer Corp. Died 9 August 1944. Aged 32. Buried in WIGTOWN CEMETERY, Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

DODDS

William Geo.

Royal Air Force. Died 7 November 1944. Aged 35

DRYSDALE

Kenneth

Private 3191996, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 4 July 1944. Aged 27. Buried in WIGTOWN CEMETERY, Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

McCULLOCH

John Alexander

Died 16 July 1943

McEWEN

John

No further information currently available

McHUGH

John

No further information currently available

McMILLAN

James

Lance Corporal 2187861, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 24 May 1946. Aged 35. Buried in PADUA WAR CEMETERY Italy

NIMMO

Fraser

Aircraftman 1st Class 552519, Royal Air Force. Died 28 September 1940. Aged 18. Buried in WIGTOWN CEMETERY, Wigtownshire, United Kingdom

SALVONA

James

Driver 70503, 1 Div. Ammunition Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Lost at Dunkirk 29 May 1940. Aged 35. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France

THOMPSON

Robert Douglas

No further information currently available

WATSON

John

No further information currently available

Last updated 15 May, 2009

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