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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:48 am    Post subject: St John's Town of Dalry Reply with quote

WMR 5863
OS Map Ref NX 61933 81132

You can't miss it, it's on the main street.








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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 5863

On main A702 outside the parish church
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting these pics.

Pte Andrew Doyle, M.M, 12th HLI is of interest to me.

Stewarty sent me the following from the
Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser, Friday, May 11, 1917, page 4, column C

Private ANDREW DOYLE, Military Medal, H.L.I., killed on 25th April, at
the age of 21, was a son of Mrs Doyle, Dalry. Before enlisting in
September, 1914, Private Doyle was an apprentice baker, and in civil
and military life was a general favourite. His superior officer,
writing to Mrs Doyle, says he was one of the bravest and pluckiest of
men, and died as he had lived, scorning all danger. For previous
bravery on 5th, 10th, and 11th April, he was awarded the Military Medal
only a few days after his death.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:
Pte Andrew Doyle, M.M, 12th HLI is of interest to me.


Can't remember if I sent you his entry in the Stewartry RoH or not, but the only additional info given is that Private Doyle was killed by a sniper.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NX 619 811
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname DICKSON
Firstname William
Service Number 29718
Date Death 26/08/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Dalry Kirkcudbrightshire
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Home.


and one of Dalry's sons who wasn't listed:

Surname McGINLEY
Firstname William
Service Number 7933
Date Death 26/04/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Dalry Kirkcudbright
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death Dardanelles.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:


and one of Dalry's sons who wasn't listed:

Surname McGINLEY
Firstname William
Service Number 7933
Date Death 26/04/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Dalry Kirkcudbright
Other 1st Bn.
SNWM roll THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death Dardanelles.


I suspect this may be the same William McGinley who is listed on the Torthorwald civic and church memorials (but I may be wrong)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the family gravestones for the names on this memorial in Dalry churchyard.

First Great War Names:

Name: CLARK, ROBERT JAMES
Initials: R J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 01/11/1916
Service No: 14026
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Esther Clark, of Dalry, Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 54.
Cemetery: AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY


Name: ROBERTSON, WILLIAM DAVID
Initials: W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 12th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 05/07/1917
Service No: 17968
Additional information: Son of James and Eliza Jane Kirk Robertson, of Ivy Cottage, Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Near South East corner of Churchyard.
Cemetery: DALRY PARISH CHURCHYARD


Name: WILSON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 27/09/1917 (note difference in dates)
Service No: 16379
Additional information: Son of Mrs. J. Jardine, of Main St., Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 12.
Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION


Name: CUTHBERTSON, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 07/04/1917
Service No: S/22255
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. P. 9.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: McNAUGHT, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 17309
Additional information: Son of Robert and Agnes A. F. McNaught, of Midtown, Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 53 to 56.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL


Name: NEWALL, JACK HAINSWORTH MAXWELL (not on the local memorial or on SNWM)
Initials: J H M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Drake Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Additional information: Son of Marian Perrin Knight Newall, of Wharton Hall, Winsford, Cheshire, and the late W. N. M. Newall.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 27.
Cemetery: ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL



Name: DOYLE, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/04/1917 (note difference in date by one year)
Service No: 18823
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Doyle, of Kirkland St., Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL


Name: FERGUSON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 96th Light Railway Operating Coy.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 30/12/1917 (note correction to year on gravestone)
Service No: 269009
Additional information: Husband of Maria St. Martin-Vanderwal (formerly Ferguson), of 30, Rue Courte, Ostend, Belgium.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 150.
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY


Name: THOMSON, GEORGE HENRY (Thompson on Grave and town memorials)
Initials: G H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Unit Text: H.T.
Date of Death: 10/11/1918
Service No: T/293058
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: West of Church.
Cemetery: FORNCETT ST. PETER (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD



And a couple of WW2 names:

Name: PENMAN, GEORGE VERDUN BELL
Initials: G V B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 26
Date of Death: 17/05/1943
Service No: 970589
Additional information: Son of George and Margaret Penman, of Dalry, Kirkudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. A. 15.
Cemetery: AMBON WAR CEMETERY


Name: FERGUSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: between 20/09/1944 and 21/09/1944
Service No: 3190462
Additional information: Son of William and Margaret Ferguson; husband of Mary Ferguson, of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: GROESBEEK MEMORIAL


Sgt Ferguson is also listed on the 7th KOSB memorial here
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more family gravestones from Dalry churchyard of those listed on this memorial.

Name: MAIR, ARCHIBALD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Service No: S/13411
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL




and the Kirk brothers

Name: KIRK, THOMAS BRYDEN
Initials: T B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 114 Road Constr. Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 25/03/1945
Service No: 1941851
Additional information: Son of William and Grace Kirk; husband of Freda Dorothy Kirk, of Driffield, Yorkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. K. 25.
Cemetery: IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY

Name: KIRK, HARRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 06/05/1945
Service No: 3133555
Additional information: Son of William and Grace Kirk, of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. C. 12.
Cemetery: CELLE WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser, Friday, May 11, 1917, page 4, column C

Private ANDREW DOYLE, Military Medal, H.L.I., killed on 25th April, at
the age of 21, was a son of Mrs Doyle, Dalry. Before enlisting in
September, 1914, Private Doyle was an apprentice baker, and in civil
and military life was a general favourite. His superior officer,
writing to Mrs Doyle, says he was one of the bravest and pluckiest of
men, and died as he had lived, scorning all danger. For previous
bravery on 5th, 10th, and 11th April, he was awarded the Military Medal
only a few days after his death.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WWI Died:
PTE ROBERT JAS CLARK GORDON HIGH
PTE ALEXANDER CLEMENT KOSB
PTE DAVID JOHN COLTART LANARK YEO
PTE DAVID CUTHBERTSON CAMERON HIGH
PTE WILLIAM DICKSON RAMC
PTE ANDREW DOYLE MM HLI
SPR GEORGE FERGUSON RE
PTE WILLM GALLOWAY CAMERON HIGH
PTE JAMES GOOD KINGS L'PL REGT
LCPL GEORGE HAMILTON HLI
PTE ROBERT HAMILTON HLI
PTE WILLIAM KERR RAMC
PTE ARCHIBALD MAIR CAMERON HIGH
PTE JOHN MARTIN KSLI
PTE THOMAS R MILNE LANARK YEO
PTE ALEXANDER P McCULLOCH KOSB
PTE JOSEPH McCULLOCH CAMERON HIGH
PTE ARCHIBALD McINTYRE CAMERON HIGH
PTE JAMES McLEOD KOSB
PTE ANDREW McNAUGHT KOSB
PTE ALEXANDER NEILSON CANADIANS
PTE WILLIAM ROBERTSON HLI
PTE ALFRED G TAIT KOSB
PTE JAMES TAIT A&SH
FARRIER GEORGE H THOMPSON RASC
PTE THOMAS B WILSON KOSB

WW2 Died:
SGT ROBERT FERGUSON KOSB (1ST AIRBORNE)
SGT JAMES HOWATSON RAF
PTE HARRY KIRK BLACK WATCH
SGT THOMAS KIRK RE
PTE ROBERT LITTLE RASC
CPL ANDREW LEITCH RAF
CPL GEORGE VB PENMAN RAF
PTE JOHN THOMPSON 5TH SCOTT PARACHUTE
ELMA M WOOD NAAFI
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Additional info sent to UKNIWM 9 Jan 2008

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I happened to meet a Mr Cowan Ferguson who is still the local registrar and it turns out that Elma Wood (listed on the memorial under WW2, NAAFI) was his sister in law.

he was away serving in the KOSB for 7 years himself so all he could really say about her is that she served in several places during the war with the NAAFI and she died from Addison's disease.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevinstoke has brought this man to my attention.........

Name: BARCLAY, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Third Engineer
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: S.S. "Itonus" (Glasgow)
Age: 28
Date of Death: 20/12/1916
Additional information: Son of Robert Barclay, of Kirkland Terrace, Glengarnock, Ayrshire. Born at Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

He is not listed on either of the two Dalry (Kirkcudbrightshire) memorials.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert James Clark is the first named on Dalry war memorial. He was the son of Hugh and Esther Clark and lived at Craigielea, Main Street, Dalry, almost opposite where the memorial now stands. He was a joiner and worked with his father (also a joiner) and would have been a pupil at Dalry school. He had 2 brothers and 4 sisters, his brother Hugh also served but returned safely.

He joined 6th Battalion the Gordon Highlanders in January 1916, went to France in July and earned the British War and Victory medals. Robert was killed on 1st November the same year at the age of just 20.

Robert Clark is buried in France in a war cemetery alongside his comrades

Name: CLARK, ROBERT JAMES
Initials: R J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 01/11/1916
Service No: 14026
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Esther Clark, of Dalry, Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 54.
Cemetery: AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY


The following photos are of Robert Clark, his house as it stands now, his grave in France, the family gravestone including his name in Dalry churchyard and the newspaper report of his death.









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