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GIRVAN NORTH END WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2005

The war memorial stands outside Girvan Church of Scotland North Parish Church and was erected in 1920 to the parishioners that fell in the Great War. It is in the form of the cross of sacrifice the names being inscribed around the base. The names are listed as forename, surname and service and are all World War 1.

Photographs Copyright © Eric McQuarrie 2005

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
GIRVAN PARISH CHURCH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
Pro Gro et Patria
IN THE GREAT WAR
191401919

ERECTED 1920

ANDREWS

Walter

[Memorial states Royal Artillery.] Captain, 95th Russell's Infantry attached to 120th Rajputana Infantry. Died 14 April 1915. Aged 35. Son of David Andrews (Solicitor) and Catherine R. Andrews, of Glen Alty, Barrhill, Ayrshire. Native of Girvan. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row E. Grave 17. See also Girvan Memorial

BERESFORD

Gilbert

Gunner 45424, No. 4 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 22 October 1914. Aged 25. Born Galsgow, resident Govan, Ayrshire. Son of Gilbert and Annie Beresford, of 31, Viccarton St., Girvan. Buried in GIRVAN (DOUNE) CEMETERY, Ayrshire. Row T. Grave 866. See also Girvan Memorial

FERGUSON

Robert

Private M2/133697, Royal Army Service Corps attached XXI Corps Signallers, Royal Engineers. Died in Egypt 25 November 1917. Aged 31. Born Burnfoot Hill, enlisted Ayr, resident Girvan. Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Ferguson, of Girvan; husband of Mary Ferguson, of 312, Montgomery St., Ginan, Ayrshire. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt . Section A. Grave 50. See also Girvan Memorial

FRY

John Campbell

Private 2069, 42nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A. I. F. Killed in action at Messines 9th June 1917. Aged 23. Born Girvan, enlisted Ilfracombe, Queensland, Australia. Son of the Rev. Samuel Campbell Fry (Minister for Girvan Parish, Church of Scotland) and Janet Allan Fry, of The Manse, Girvan. Pastoral student. Educated at Girvan High School. Trained as a Bank Clerk for the Royal Bank of Scotland. Buried in KANDAHAR FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 10. See also Girvan Memorial

FULLERTON

James

Private 333574, 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 12 october 1918. Aged 28. Born Pollokshaws, enlisted Ayr, resident Girvan. Husband of Jane Fullerton, of 165, Dalrymple St., Girvan, Ayrshire. Buried in SELRIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 6. See also Girvan Memorial

FULTON

Samuel

Gunner 640197, 460th Battery, 15th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 20 October 1917. Aged 22. Only son of Mrs. Fulton, of 4, Church Square, Girvan, Ayrshire, and the late Samuel Fulton. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row G. Grave 22. See also Girvan Memorial

HARKNESS

Thomas

Lance Corporal 240750, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds in Palestine 14 November 1917. Enlisted Ayr, resident Girvan. Buried at GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XVII. Plot A. Grave 5. See also Girvan Memorial

LINDSAY

John [O]

Sapper WR/288969, Railway Operating Division (R.O.D.), Royal Engineers. Died in Egypt 1 November 1918. Born Girvan, enlisted Stirling. Formerly S/13154, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Buried at KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 122. See also Girvan Memorial

MARTIN

James

Lance Corporal 799192, 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 28. Born 25 June 1896. Son of David and Christina Martin, of 49, Dalrymple St., Girvan. He was living at 871 Manning Avenue, Toronto when he enlisted. Singleman, carpenter by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 27th December 1915 in Toronto, aged 29 years 6 months. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair black; religion Presbyterian. Admitted 1 June 1916 to Niagra Hospital with pneumonia discharged 22 June 1916. Buried in BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 13. Nation Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5984 - 29. See also Girvan Memorial

McCALLUM

Alexander

Gunner 63937, 113th Anti-Aircraft Section, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 15 September 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Girvan. Son of Fergus and Martha McCallum, of 5, Davaar, Girvan, Ayrshire. Buried at BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 49. See also Girvan Memorial

McCALLUM

John

Private 55904, 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Killed in action 14 September 1916. Born 21 April 1892 in Girvan. Next of kin Mrs J A McCallum, 165 Bellfield Street, Denniston, Glasgow. Painter by trade. Singleman. Enlisted 24 December 1914 at Toronto, Canada, aged 22 years 8 months; passed fit 15 December. Height 5 feet 11½ inches, girth 39 inches, complexion fair, eyes brown, hair fair; religion Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6609 - 10. See also Girvan Memorial

McKEAN

David

RNAS. See also Girvan Memorial

McLEOD

George

[Listed as MACLEOD on CWGC] Private 35228, 18th Battalion (4th Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 28 February 1917. Aged 20. Born Glasgow, enlisted Girvan. Son of John A. and Annie Macleod, of 3, Seaview, Girvan, Ayrshire. Native of Glasgow. Formerly 20182, Cameron Highlanders. Buried in FOUQUESCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 4. See also Girvan Memorial

McLEOD

John

Australian I. F. See also Girvan Memorial

McMURTRIE

Marshall

Corporal 13273, 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Born and enlisted Girvan. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 46 to 49. See also Girvan Memorial

McQUAKER

Thomas

Private 41746, 12th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Born Colmonell, enlisted Girvan. Formerly 27023, King's Own Scottish Borderers. No known grave. Commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 72. See also Girvan Memorial

MITCHELL

Andrew

Royal Navy. See also Girvan Memorial

MORRISON

Robert

Private 7425, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 13 July 1915. Born Paisley, enlisted Ayr, resident Girvan. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 73 to 76. See also Girvan Memorial

ORR

Peter Clowes

Private 1597, 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 4 March 1917. Aged 22. Son of John and Mary Clowes Orr. Native of Girvan, Ayrshire. Enlisted Underbool, Victoria, Australia. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 25. See also Girvan Memorial

STROYAN

James [W]

[Memorial appears to be Gordon Highlanders] Private 220128, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died 26th July 1918. Aged 42. Born Merthyr Tydvil, Glamorganshire, enlisted and resident Girvan. Formerly 6233, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Husband of Annie Stroyan, of 50, Montgomerie St., Girvan, Ayrshire. Buried in MONS (BERGEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 5. See also Girvan Memorial

TURNER

William

Able Seaman Clyde Z/2340, 223rd Brigade, Machine Gun Company, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 2nd January 1918. Aged 22. Born 14 June 1895. Son of Robert and Annie Turner, of 37, Hamilton St., Girvan. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row D. Grave 4. See also Girvan Memorial

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