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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Ballantrae Reply with quote

Ballantrae - Kyle & Carrick District
OS Ref No. NX 086 823

The Ballantrae war memorial is a grey granite celtic cross with wheel-head and bosses set on a low tapering shaft which rests on a large square pedestal. The commemoration and names of the dead are set in lead lettering on the faces of the pedestal. The names of the WWI dead are listed according to the year of death, including names up until 1920.
The monument stands in a rock garden on the slopes below the castle overlooking the main road at the junction with the Stinchar Valley Road at the southern edge of the village.



Above - a sizable chunk of granite has been broken off at the base of the cross shaft at the back.





Above - a picture taken in the summer.


WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
AGNEW ROBERT MCD. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE DIED 1918
ANDERSON ANDREW AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY LANCE CORPORAL DIED 1917
BARNETT GEORGE ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER DIED 1920
BARNETT JOSEPH H. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PIPER DIED 1915
BAXTER HARRY ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE DIED 1917
BELL ALEXANDER ROYAL SCOTS LANCE CORPORAL DIED 1918
BROWN DAVID ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE DIED 1916
BROWN JAMES ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS CORPORAL DIED 1917
CARLE ALEXANDER ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE DIED 1917
CRAWFORD GILBERT C.I. PRIVATE DIED 1917 CANADIANS?
DAVIDSON WILLIAM C.I. CORPORAL DIED 1916 CANADIANS?
GRACIE JOHN H. SCOTS GUARDS PRIVATE DIED 1918
GRAHAM ALEXANDER GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE DIED 1914
GREIG GILBERT HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY LANCE CORPORAL DIED 1916
HEWITSON JAMES ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE DIED 1917
KENNEDY DAVID H. ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS CAPTAIN DIED 1917
KENNEDY JAMES G. ROYAL FLYING CORPS LIEUTENANT DIED 1918
KYLE WILLIAM AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY TROOPER DIED 1916
MCCLUNG GILBERT KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS PRIVATE DIED 1919
MCCLUNG JOHN C.I. PRIVATE DIED 1917
MCCREADIE JOHN F. AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY TROOPER DIED 1918
MCGILL JOHN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE DIED 1918
MCKIE ANDREW O. ROYAL AIR FORCE A.M. DIED 1918
MCKINNON DUNCAN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE DIED 1921
MCWHIRTER WILLIAM HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY LANCE CORPORAL DIED 1917
MEIKLE GILBERT F. ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE DIED 1915
MITCHELL WILLIAM ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY GUNNER DIED 1918
MURRAY WILLIAM MIDDLESEX REGIMENT SECOND LIEUTENANT DIED 1918
ONSLOW DENZIL HUGHES D.R. MAJOR DIED 1916
PARKER JOHN ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE DIED 1915
SCOTT JAMES AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY TROOPER DIED 1917
SHIELDS WALTER ROYAL NAVY ABLE SEAMAN DIED 1916 H.M.S. HAMPSHIRE
SKILLING HUGH T. ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE DIED 1916
SKILLING JOHN MCD. BLACK WATCH PRIVATE DIED 1918
STOCK ARTHUR AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY CAPTAIN DIED 1915
TEMPLETON JAMES ROYAL SCOTS PRIVATE DIED 1920
TURNBULL ALEXANDER W. ROYAL ENGINEERS PRIVATE DIED 1920
WALKER JOHN A. R.W.F. CAPTAIN DIED 1916
WILSON ROBERT CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE DIED 1914
WRIGHT ROBERT ROYAL IRISH RIFLES SECOND LIEUTENANT DIED 1917
YOUNG HARRY ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY CAPTAIN DIED 1919



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
CAMERON PETER PRIVATE
HERBERT HENRY E. SERGEANT SERGEANT F/E
LOCH ROBERT GUARDSMAN
TEMPLETON JAMES SIGNALMAN
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial can be quite photogenic in a good light. I was particularly concerned at the damage to the cross.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 13363
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Denzil Hughes-Onlsow is also listed on the memorial in the parish church and along with another Major Hughes-Onslow is listed on the Barr War Memorial

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:26 pm    Post subject: Old photograph of Ballantrae War Memorial Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Major Denzil Hughes-Onlsow is also listed on the memorial in the parish church and along with another Major Hughes-Onslow is listed on the Barr War Memorial

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and also at Heronsford.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice old postcard looking the other way, over the view.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Unveiling Report Reply with quote

Unveiled Sunday 20th of August 1922 at a cost of 650. Designed by Robert Lorimer and made by Alexander MacDonald & Co., Aberdeen.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:59 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Wilson Reply with quote

WW1
1914
Pte. Robert Wilson, C.H.

(Glasgow Herald 2nd of April 1915)
"Information has been received from comrades that Private Robert Wilson, D Company, 1st Cameron Highlanders, who has been missing since September 14, has been killed in an improvised hospital which has been blown up by the enemy's shells. Wilson served eight years with the colours, and afterwards was with the Reserve. He took part in the Mons retreat. He was 33 years of age, a native of Girvan, and employed on the postal staff at Ballantrae, where his wife and two children reside."

Probably the same Robert Wilson who is listed on the Girvan memorial.

CWGC
WILSON, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 5664
Date of Death: 14/09/1914
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference:
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Janet G. Wilson, of Main St., Ballantrae, Ayrshire.

SNWM
Surname: WILSON
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 5664
Date Death: 14/09/1914
Place of birth: Girvan Ayrshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC

Name: GRAHAM, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st Bn
Age: 27
Date of Death: 5/12/1914
Service Number 10232
Additional Information: Son of Jane and Alexander Graham, of Ballantrae, Ayrshire; husband of Elizabeth Graham, of Balloch O'Gnorie, Colmonell, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: A 16
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord

In the Wigtownshire Free Press (15/1/2015), as part of their WW1 centenary, they produced the following report of Pte Graham's death:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC

Name: STOCK, ARTHUR ROY
Initials: AR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Ayrshire Yeomanry, 2nd
Date of Death: 12/12/1915
Additional Information: Son of James Henry Stock
Grave Reference: X. 176799
Cemetery: Brookwood Cemetery

A report of the memorial service has been reproduced in the Wigtownshire Free Press:



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWN, D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Bn
Service Number: 19610
Date of Death: 19/2/1916
Grave Reference: II G 21
Cemetery: Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (25/2/2016), as part of it's commemoration of WW1 carries the following: Mr and Mrs Hugh Brown, Shellknowe, Ballantrae, have received intimation that their son, Private David Brown, 2nd RSF, was killed in France on the 19th ult.
The chaplain of the regiment states that he was shot by a German sniper and that death was instantaneous.
The chaplain also gives particulars of the burial with an expression of sympathy with the lad's relatives and friends, and says that a cross, with his name and rank and regiment, was to be placed upon the grave.
Private Brown was 21 years of age on the day he met his death. Two of his brothers are also serving in the Army - Corporal James Brown, who was invalided home in December, after a period of eight months in the trenches, and Private Hugh Brown, who left for France for service three weeks ago.
The three brothers joined the Army ince the outbreak of war.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WALKER, JOHN ARTHUR
Initials: JA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Welch Fusiliers, 10th Bn
Date of Death: 19/2/1916
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Walker, of Osborne House, Llandudno. Member of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Grave Reference: I B 8
Cemetery: Relinghelst New Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (9/3/1916): Intimation has been received that Capt John Arthur Walker, 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was killed in action on 19th February. Captain Walker, about two years ago, acquired from his half-brother, Mr Peter Walker, the estate of Auchenflower and Balrazzie, Ballantrae, and was in residence there at the outbreak of the war. He immediately returned to England and joined the Officers' Training Corps. Captain Walker was in his 25th year.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1917
PTE. JAMES HEWITSON A&SH


James Hewitson age 22 Private (3708 & 301456) 1/8th (Argyllshire) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 22.
James was a shepherd for the Duke of Argyll at Glenanuilt, Southend, Campbelltown. He had previously been employed at Balker, Inch, Wigtownshire. His father was also a shepherd who had worked at Dirniemow, New Luce for about 20 years before moving to Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
James enlisted in the 3/8th A&SH in March 1916 and joined the 1/8th A&SH in France in July 1916.
Born 1894 in Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Son of Robert and Grace (Douglas) Hewitson, of Dirniemow Farm, Glenwhilly, New Luce; of Shennas and of Awies, New Luce and of Little Tongue, Inch, Wigtownshire.
Killed in Action on 17 March 1917 and buried in Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the New Luce Parish War Memorial in Wigtownshire and on the Southend Parish War Memorial in Argyllshire.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HUGHES-ONSLOW, DENZIL
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Dorsetshire Regiment, 6th Bn
Age: 52
Date of Death: 10/7/1916
Additional Information: Son of the late Henry John and Judith C. Hughes Onslow, of Balkissock, Ayrshire; husband of Marion Hughes-Onslow, of Laggan, Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: D 12
Cemetery: Meaulte Military Cemetery
Wigtownshire Free Press (20/7/1916) reported:

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