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Anwoth and Girthon Parish, Gatehouse of Fleet
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject: Anwoth and Girthon Parish, Gatehouse of Fleet Reply with quote

This memorial is not listed on UKNIWM.

Location is the North East end of the main street in Gatehouse of Fleet.

Lovely surroundings with a bench and pond. There is a very informative plaque next to the memorial explaining the carving.










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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoons

An excellent addition to the war memorial to have an explanation on the symbolism. Pity it doesn't say who designed & carved it and when it was unveiled.

I notice the inscription says 'Lest Ye Forget', not 'Lest We Forget'

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a cracking memorial with some lovely touches.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Spoons, great photos.
The Nitshill memorial in Glasgow is almost identical. I have already posted Nitshill, is there any chance you could post pics of the explanatory panel onto Nitshill, or could we post a link to the two memorials?
The Nitshill Creetown Cross memorial was by Messrs. Scott & Rae, monumental sculptors of Glasgow, so I assume the Gatehouse of Fleet memorial was also executed by this company.








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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gents

I hope you don't mind but I've taken the liberty of posting the photos of the information panels in the Nitshill thread

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, you beat me to it

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CLIFF-McCULLOCH, WALTER ALEXANDER
Initials: W A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Rifles
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 27/02/1916
Additional information: Son of E. A. Cliff-McCulloch, of Kirkclaugh, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 1.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY

also has an individual memorial in St John's church Dumfries http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1282
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGEACHIE, WILLIAM BODEN
Rank: Staff Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Military Provost Staff Corps
Age: 33
Date of Death: 11/11/1944
Service No: 2977537
Additional information: Son of James and Annie McGeachie; husband of Hannah McGeachie, of Gatehouse-of-Fleet. Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. K. 3.
Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James, Robert and Peter Davidson were brothers.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add a further brother, Nelson. That makes 4 brothers lost!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank William Saunders was a Church of Scotland minister who served and died as a combatant. He is also listed on the Church of Scotland ministers memorial in St Giles, Edinburgh. He was one of 14 ministers who served and died as combatants, 4 of these from Dumfries and Galloway.

Name: SAUNDERS, FRANK WILLIAM
Initials: F W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 01/08/1918
Additional information: Husband of Jenny C. Meiklejohn Saunders, of Anworth, Craigmore, Bute. Minister of the Parish of Anwoth. M.A., B.D., of Glasgow University.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 4.
Cemetery: OULCHY-LE-CHATEAU CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman, Tuesday 9th August 1921

    GATEHOUSE-OF-FLEET

    The memorial to 88 officers and men of the parishes of Anwoth and Girthon (Gatehouse) who fell in the war was unveiled by Colonel R. F. Dudgeon, C.B., of Cargen, Lord-Lieutenant of the Stewartry. The ceremony was preceded by divine service in Girthon Parish Church, ex-servicemen, under Colonel on the Staff A. M'Culloch of Ardwall, and public bodies marching in procession. The officiating clergy were the Revs. John Stewart, F. R. Lornie, R. B. M'Glashan, and Jenkins. The memorial is a duplicate of the Dupplin Cross, in Creetown granite, and stands in a commanding position.

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupplin_Cross

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Gatehouse of Fleet (Anwoth and Girthon) Reply with quote

Here are the names. Please don't use the names unproofed. It was a little bit difficult to transcribe the inscriptions.
(edit by spoons 21 Jan 2012 - I have proofed the transcription from the high res originals and amended a few where necessary.)

Panel 1, 1914-1918
    Samuel Adamson, L. Cpl., C. H
    James Bennett, R. S. F.
    J. G. Benson, C. H.
    John Benson, K. O. S. B.
    William McM. Black, Capt & Adjt., Indian Army
    John Black, R. S. F.
    James Caig, G. H.
    William Campbell, Lieut., R. F. A.
    Alexander Carswell, S. Mjr., Canadians
    William Chalmers, S. G.
    W. A. Cliff McCulloch, Lieut., Ir. Rifles
    D. K. Clyne, C. H.
    William Craick, R. S. F.
    Robert Dalrymple, S. H.
    James Davidson, G. H.

    Robert T. Davidson, Canadians
    Peter C. Davidson, R. S.
    Nelson Davidson, K. O. S. B.
    Robert Davidson, K. O. S. B.
    James Docherty, G. H.
    Henry Dougan, Canadians
    R. McG. Downie, R. A. F.
    Cecil Farmer, B. W.
    Eugene A. Farmer, K. O. S. B.
    A. L. Fergusson, R. A. M. C.
    George Fisher, R. F. A.
    J. Frost, H. L. I.
    Alexander Gillone, K. O. S. B.
    Robert Gordon, K. O. S. B.

    Thomas Greenshields, Canadians
    James Heron, Cycle Corps
    James F. Hewitt, Lieut., S. R.
    William G. Hewitt, 2nd Lieut., R. S.
    Robert Hood, K. O. S. B.
    Allan Hume, Canadians
    Arthur T. Jardine, Cpl., R. S.
    Robert E. Jardine, R. S.
    Thomas Jarron, R. S.
    D. T. Johnstone, R. F. A.
    Albert W. Johnstone, R.S.
    Robert Johnstone, K. O. S. B.
    William Laurie, S. H.
    John Laurie, Capt., East Kent Regt.
    W. F. J. Maxwell, Lieut., K. O. S. B.


Panel 2, 1914-1918
    James Milligan, S. R
    Tom Muirhead, L. Cpl., M. G. C.
    J. McM. Murray, 2nd Lieut., S. R.
    James Murray, R. F. A.
    William McAulay, L. G.
    Francis McClymont, K. O. S. B.
    William McCormick, M. G. C.
    Andrew McCulloch, K. O. S. B.
    William McDairmant, K. O. Y. L. I.
    Peter McDairmid, Sergt., K. O. S. B.
    A. McGarva, London F. A.
    Hugh McGarva, S. R.
    William McKay, G. H.
    John McKie, S. R.
    George M. McKie, Canadians

    Herold McKinna, R. S.
    James McMurray, P. O. Rifles
    William C. McQuarrie, Sergt., A. & S. H.
    L. McQuarrie, K. O. S. B.
    Bertram McRobert, Cpl., S. H.
    Rodan McSkimming, K. O. S. B.
    Robert McTaggart, R. S. F.
    James Neilson, A. & S. H.
    William Nelson, Canadians
    Tom Nelson, Canadians
    Jack Patterson, R. S.
    William Patterson, G. H.
    John Patterson, K. O. L. R.
    George Patterson, R. H.

    Henry Patterson, R. S.
    Tom Patterson, R. S. F.
    John Porter, K. O. S. B.
    F. W. Saunders, Lieut., A. & S. H.
    James Sharp, C. H.
    Tom Shaw, Canadians
    W. Webster-Stark, L. S.
    Algernon Stewart, L. Col., S. H.
    Douglas Thompson, Res. Lond. Regt.
    George Toogood, Durham L. I.
    Albert Walker, Sergt., K. O. S. B.
    Andrew Welsh, K. O. S. B.
    Robert Whan, R. S.
    John Whan, Canadians
    William Wilson, K. O. S. B.


Panel 1939-1945
    Cain, Gomer, Rifleman, 1st Cameronians (S. R.)
    Cochrane, Hamish, Captain, 2nd Batt. K. O. S. B.
    Cowie, Denis, O. S., Royal Navy
    Crosbie, James Aitken, Fl. Lt., Royal Air Force
    Gemmell, Alfred, A. B., Royal Navy
    Hay, Alfred, Driver, R. A. T. C.
    Holmes, H. Patterson, A. B., Royal Navy

    Kennan, Robert, Guardsman, Scots Guards
    Kerr, William Alexander, Sub Lieut., R. N. V. R.
    McCulloch, Andrew, D. S. C., Lieut., Royal Navy
    McCulloch, Peter Alexander C., Sergt., Royal Air Force
    McGeachie, William B., Staff Sergt., M. P. S. C.
    Sproat, John, Lieut., Royal Artillery
    Wilson, Robert, Private, 7th Batt. K. O. S. B.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just one correction I can see - RODAN McSkimming. He is also listd on the Borgue WM (as Roden)

PTE. RODEN McSKIMMING - KOSB
Rodan McSkimming, Private (2176) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 18.
Born 1896 in Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Jessie Margaret (Middleton) McSkimming. Rodan was at Auchenhay Lodge, Borgue when he enlisted.
Killed in action 8 July 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Also listed on the War Memorial in Gatehouse-of-Fleet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OS Map Ref NX 602 565
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