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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:22 pm    Post subject: Lethanhill & Burnfoothill Reply with quote

Lethanhill - Cumnock & Doon District

The Lethanhill war memorial is a fine obelisk of grey polished granite, approximately 15 feet tall. The monument now stands high on the deserted hillside were the village once stood. The dedication reads:
ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
AND
DEDICATED BY THE INHABITANTS
OF LETHANHILL AND BURNFOOTHILL
TO THE REVERED MEMORY
OF THEIR GLORIOUS DEAD WHO
IN MAKING THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
DURING THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
NOBLY SUSTAINED FREEDOM'S CAUSE
The concrete foundations of the vanished buildings can be seen in the grass around the monument.






WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Blain John Private
Ferguson William Private
Finlay Robert Private
Hynds Hugh Private
Lafferty Ivy
Lafferty Thomas Private
McClelland David Private
McClymont Robert Private
McCormick John Private
Miller Robert Private
Muir Robert Private
Nugent Charles Sergeant
Nugent Denis Private
Pyper Samuel Private
Talman James McG. Sergeant
Talman William Private



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Finlay William J. Corporal
Gilmore James Private
Stevenson Alexander Trooper


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I might post this, its a Scots Magazine article from September 1966. Its a bit off topic but couldn't resist it. I'll remove it if necessary.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

OS Map Ref NS434104

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From information received today, I believe that it should be possible to access this memorial by the old track although I don't know how far you can get by car. Turn on to the track at the North of Patna at OS Map Ref NS 417 110.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lethanhill is just about accessible but you need boots etc to cross a few hundred metres of rough ground. Drive as far as you can up the track previously mentioned, when you get to the closed gate to the opencast mine - walk to your right along the perimeter fence and it will come into view. The good news is that the memorial is fenced off from the mine and in no immediate danger.

This is the current application under which the mine is operating:

https://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/crpadmmin/2007%20agendas/southern%20planning/december%202009/dunstonhill,%20lethanhill,%20patna%20-%20scottish%20coal%20co%20ltd.pdf

















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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a newer (more accessible) memorial to remember the same men which is posted at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6805

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apart from William J Finlay on the Second World War list these names are also on the Dalmellington War Memorial

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=717

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen the name Ivie before

LAFFERTY, IVIE GREIG
Rank: Private
Service No: 7801
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 72 to 75.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of the late William and Agnes Greig Lafferty; husband of Susan Lafferty, of 6, Greenfield St., Govan, Glasgow.

The other Lafferty served in the same battalion.

LAFFERTY, T
Rank: Private
Service No: 241231
Date of Death: 28/11/1917
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: Q. 3.
Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lafferty, of 92, Burnfoothill, Dunaskin, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The name IVIE has come up before but the only one I can remember is on the Rhonehouse School RoH - Ivie Carter. See:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2087&highlight=ivie

I'm sure Paul (Spoons) has posted one as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wad havering because I posted about an Ivie Gordon at Bargrennan two years ago

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2201

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
I wad havering because I posted about an Ivie Gordon at Bargrennan two years ago

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2201

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That's the one that I couldn't remember - glad you havered 'cause it was really annoying me. Wink
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James Brown



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:19 pm    Post subject: Local group enlistments Reply with quote

It can be seen very clearly here how devastating it can be for a small community, that sees men enlist together into the same Regiment.
Out of the 16 men on the memorial 10 of the men are Royal Scots Fusiliers and 9 served and died with the 1/5th Battalion. The local TF Reg for the area.
2 sets of brothers being the Talman's and the Nugent's.
Not sure about the Lafferty's as both ages are 19 and 31
Thomas - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lafferty, of 92, Burnfoothill, Dunaskin, Ayrshire. Age: 19
Ivie - Son of the late William and Agnes Greig Lafferty; husband of Susan Lafferty, of 6, Greenfield St., Govan, Glasgow. Age: 31
Devastated the community.


WWI ROLL OF HONOUR: Theatre of War Medal Entitlement

Blain John Private F&F British War Medal, Victory Medal
Ferguson William Private Died At Home Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914/15 Star
Finlay Robert Private F&F British War Medal, Victory Medal
Hynds Hugh Private Gallipoli 12th July 1915 Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914/15 Star
Lafferty Ivy Gallipoli 12th July 1915 Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914/15 Star
Lafferty Thomas Private Palestine British War Medal, Victory Medal
McClelland David Private F&F 1914 Star & Clasp, Victory Medal, British Medal
McClymont Robert Private F&F British War Medal, Victory Medal
McCormick John Private Persian Gulf Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914/15 Star
Miller Robert Private Egypt Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914/15 Star
Muir Robert Private Egypt Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914/15 Star
Nugent Charles Sergeant F&F Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914/15 Star
Nugent Denis Private F&F British War Medal, Victory Medal
Pyper Samuel Private F&F British War Medal, Victory Medal
Talman James McG. Sergeant F&F British War Medal, Victory Medal
Talman William Private Gallipoli Victory Medal, British Medal, 1914/15 Star
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 76666
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