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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: St Marys Church, Dumfries Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

The memorial is in the entrance to St Marys Church Dumfries at OS Map Ref: NX 975 763

Unusually, this memorial makes special mention of the Reverand Robert Gordon Millar and then lists him with the other names as well, so he actually appears twice on the one memorial. There is also an individual memorial to him in the church and another to Thomas Edwards Laurie.

WW1 Names
JOHN CAINE PTE CANAD RIFLES
CARSTAIRS W CAINE PTE CANAD HIGHrs
JOHN COID PTE KOSB
CHARLES COID PTE KOSB
JOHN B COOLEY PTE KORL
HUGH COWAN PTE SR
ROBERT J DALZIEL CPL MCC
WILLIAM DUFF PTE MGC
JAMES FLEMING CPL AIF
THOMAS J GRAHAM PTE A&SH
WILLIAM J HAINING 2nd LT KOSB
WILLIAM HALLIDAY PTE KOSB
WILLIAM C HARDING PTE KOSB
ARCHb G HASTIE CPL A&SH
ANDREW HENDERSON PTE CAM HIGHrs
JAMES HENDERSON L/SERGt SOUTH STAFFORDS
JAMES HENDERSON SERGt LANCs FUSILrs
JAMES A HUNTER PTE YORKS & LANKS
JAMES HUTCHISON PTE KOSB
JOHN JARDINE SERGt RSF
WILLIAM J JOHNSTON GNR RFA
JAMES GRAHAM PTE RSF
JAMES LAURIE COY SERGt MAJOR KOSB
THOMAS E LAURIE L/CPL HLI
ROBERT A LOMAS L/CPL PIPER KOSB
THOMAS LORIMER PTE KOSB
THOMAS McALLISTER SERGt KOSB
JAMES McGOWAN SERGt KOSB
DAVID F MACRAE PTE HLI
WILLIAM McMINN CPL RDF
FRANK McCOURTY PTE CAM HIGHrs
JOHN MALCOLM PTE RSF
ROBERT G MILLAR 2nd LT A&SH
DAVID M MURRAY MM L/CPL SR
THOMAS S PATERSON PTE KOSB
WILLIAM McC PERCY PTE RS
DAVID ROBSON L/CPL BLACK WATCH
ALFRED M SINCLAIR SERGt CANAD INFANTRY
FRED W SINCLAIR SERGt MAJOR KOSB
HERRIES M B SMITH GNR RFA
WILLIAM J THOMSON SERGt KOSB
FRANK THOMSON L/CPL KOSB
DAVID TWEEDIE PTE KOSB
RICHARD DOUGLAS PTE KOSB

44 names

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JOHN BARBOUR
ERIC BROWN
ALEXANDER STUART CAMERON
WILLIAM G CORMACK
WILLIAM JOHN DOUGLAS
HUGH MAXWELL
ANDREW NICOL
LOUDEN RICHARDSON
THOMAS H REID
ALBERT SETTI
ALEXANDER S WATSON
GEORGE LAURIE

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN CAINE, PTE. CANAD. RIFLES.
CARSTAIRS W. CAINE, PTE. CANAD. HIGHrs.

A father and son, they do not seem to be named on any other memorials.

CAINE, JOHN.
Rank:Private
Service No:457243
Date of Death:03/06/1916
Age:48
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry 14th Bn.
Panel Reference:Panel 24 - 26 - 28 – 30.
Memorial:YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Husband of Ellen Agnes (Walker) Caine, of 485, Valios St., Hochclaga, Montreal.
John enlisted in June 1915 in Montreal.

CAINE, CARSTAIRS WALKER.
Rank:Private
Service No:25104
Date of Death:16/05/1916
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry 3rd Coy. 13th Bn.
Grave Reference:Sp. Mem. G. 12.
Cemetery:MAPLE COPSE CEMETERY, Belgium.
Additional Information:Son of Mrs. E. A. Caine, of 534, Aylwin St., Hochelaga, Montreal, and the late Pte. John Caine. Native of Dumfries, Scotland.
Carstairs enlisted in September 1914 at Valcartier Camp.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was this a United Free church before 1929?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think so, Adam.
Certainly the minister is named on the CofS Memorial in St Giles.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic1401.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken. I ask because mose of the men are other ranks and I've found in another community that UF tended to attract men in the community who served in the lower ranks or were promoted from the ranks, whilst the officers tended to stay in the established church.

It's a sweeping generalisation but it struck me that there were only a couple of officers listed.

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JOHN COID, PTE. K.O.S.B.
John Coid – age 23 – Private (23833) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was working on Tregallon farm at Lochfoot, Troqueer when he enlisted in June 1916.
Born 1895 in Auchencairn, Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Euphemia (Hornell) Coid of 1 Lindsay Place, Greenbrae, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 3 October 1918 and named on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.

and his brother

CHARLES COID, PTE. S.R.
Charles Coid – age 19 – Private (620) 1/8th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Charles was employed as a porter at Kilmarnock Station with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company when he enlisted in early 1915. He went to Egypt in January 1916 but contracted enteric fever.
Born 1897 in Dundrennan, Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Euphemia (Hornell) Coid of 1 Lindsay Place, Greenbrae, Dumfries.
Died on Active Service on 17 September 1916 and buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the G&SW Railway Memorial now in Ayr Station.
The brothers also feature in Stuart Wilson's book “Answering the Call – Auchencairn and the First World War”



JOHN B COOLEY PTE K.O.R.L.
John Black Cooley. Military Medal – age 22 – Private (18079) 1/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
John was employed on farm work when he enlisted at Longtown in September 1914 as Private (14385) in the Border Regiment. He went to France in July 1915 and served with the 7th ,1st & 1/4th Battalions of the Royal Lancasters. He was awarded the M.M. as 18079 Pte. J. Cooley, R. Lan. R. (Maxwelltown). (Source: London Gazette 25 September 1917 Page:10023)
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of John and Jemima Cooley of 6 Balmoral Road and of 135 Loreburn Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 20 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


HUGH COWAN, PTE. S.R.
Hugh Cowan – age 19 – Private (245) 1/8th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Hugh had served his apprenticeship as a joiner in Maxwelltown and had previously been a Territorial with 5th KOSB. He enlisted in Glasgow, where he was living, and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1896 in Dumfries. Son of Hugh and Agnes (Ireland) Cowan.
Brother of Elizabeth Ireland Cowan (later Mrs William Cook) of Northfield, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 28 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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ROBERT J. DALZIEL, CPL. M.G.C.
Robert Jackson Dalziel – age 19 – Corporal (62719) 120th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Formerly Private (25477) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at Noblehill School in Dumfries, and at Dumfries Academy, Robert intending to be a doctor. He enlisted in the KOSB in July 1916 and for four months instructed in musketry before he joined the MGC in France in March 1917.
Born 1898 in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Jane (Jackson) Dalziel of Bertram House, Milldamhead, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 6 May 1917 and buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Dumfries Academy Memorial.


WILLIAM DUFF, PTE. M.G.C.
William Duff – age 19 – Private (42672) 22nd Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Formerly Private (4466) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1897 in Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Robert Duff and of Jane Duff of Dalswinton Village, Kirkmahoe.
Brother of James Duff of the Dumfries Rubber Company and later of Downfield, Dundee.
Died of Wounds on 1 January 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


JAMES FLEMING, CPL. A.I.F.
James Fleming – age 34 – Corporal (3520) 51st Battalion, Australian Infantry.
James was a miner at Meekatharra, Western Australia when he enlisted in September 1915, together with his brother Joseph (Pte.3521) They sailed from Freemantle in January 1916 arriving in Egypt in March before landing at Marseilles in June. He was promoted to Corporal at the end of July 1916
Born 1882 in Moorpark, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire. Son of Joseph and Annie Fleming of 109 English Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 16 August 1916 and named on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


THOMAS J. GRAHAM, PTE. A. and S.H.
Thomas John Graham – age 20 – Private (S/17662) 1/5th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, Thomas was an apprentice upholsterer when he enlisted in 1916.
Born 1898 in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Son of Thomas and Agnes (Beck) Graham of 64 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 28 September 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the St John's School Memorial, now inside St John's Episcopal Church.
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WILLIAM J. HAINING, 2nd LT. K.O.S.B.
William John (Jack) Haining – age 22 – Second Lieutenant: 3rd Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
“Jack” enlisted as a Private in September 1914. He was selected for Officer training and commissioned in October 1915.
Born 1894 in Dumfries. Son of the late George Haining and of Wilhelmina (Boyd) Haining of 3 Gordon Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 28 January 1917 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial, on the Dumfries Academy Memorial and on the Greyfriars Church memorial.


WILLIAM HALLIDAY, PTE. K.O.S.B.
Thought to be:
William Halliday – age 30 – Private (38389) 8th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Formerly Private (23248) 1st King' Own Scottish Borderers.
William was working as a cheesemaker at Redhills, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted.
Born 1887 at East Kirkcarswell, Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire as William Telfer. Son of Jane Telfer, later of Glenhoul Farm, Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in Action on 10 June 1917 and buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Torthorwald War Memorial in Collin Village and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


WILLIAM C. HARDING, PTE, K.O.S.B.
William Carradine Harding – age 20 – Private (23605) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at Noblehill School in Dumfries, William was an assistant to the Dumfries Sanitary Inspector when he enlisted in May 1916. He went to France in the September.
Born 1896 in Dumfries. Son of William and Eleanor (Carradice) Harding of Greenbrae House, 93 Lockerbie Road, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 27 October 1916 and buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


ARCHb. G. HASTIE, CPL. A. and S.H.
Archibald Gracie Hastie – age 33 – Corporal (4/9448) 1/8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Archibald and his family were living in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire when he enlisted in August 1914.
He served with the 10th the 11th and 2nd Battalions of the Argylls.
Born 1885 in Dumfries. Son of David Halbert Hastie and of Jane Mary (Gracie) Hastie of Dumfries.
Husband of Margaret Robert (Halliday) Hastie who he married in 1908 in Glasgow.
Missing in Action on 23 July 1918 and named on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Coatbridge War Memorial.
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ANDREW HENDERSON, PTE. CAM. HIGHrs.
Andrew Henderson – age 20 – Private (S/21512) 7th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
Andrew was educated at Laurieknowe School in Maxwelltown and was employed by Penman's Cycle Agents in Dumfries when he enlisted in November 1915.
Born 1896 in Maxwelltown,Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel McGeorge Henderson and of Helen Rebecca. (Laird) Henderson of 47 Glasgow Street, Maxwelltown.
Missing in Action on 17 August 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also listed on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


JAMES HENDERSON, L/SERGt. SOUTH STAFFORDS.
James Henderson – age 19 – Lance Sergeant (45661) 4th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.
James was a chauffeur at Elmbank House in Dumfries (where his father was a gardener) when he enlisted in December 1917.
Born 1898 in Dumfries. Son of James and Jane (Rountree) Henderson of Elmbank Lodge, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 11 June 1918 and named on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


JAMES HENDERSON, SERGt. LANCs. FUSILrs.
I cannot trace personal details for James on Birth or census records. His name appears on the Henderson/Haining family gravestone in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery and his sisters are named as his next of kin on the Army Registers of Soldiers effects.
James Henderson – age ?? – Sergeant (3554) 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.
James served with the 3rd Reserve Battalion before he joined the 2nd Lancs. Fusiliers in France in November 1914. He had another spell with the 3rd before he joined the 9th Battalion in France.
Born ???? in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Euphemia (Haining) Henderson of Dumfries.
Brother of Mrs. Euphemia (Henderson) Laurie and Mrs. Mary (Henderson) McGeorge.
Missing in Action on 26 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


JAMES A. HUNTER, PTE. YORKS. & LANCS. Rgt.
James Allan Hunter – age 20 – Private (33713) 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment.
Formerly Private (M2/227427) 916th Company, Army Service Corps.
James enlisted as soon as he was 18 and had been in France since early 1917.
Born 1898 in Gasstown, Dumfries. Son of James and Mary Ann Hunter of Gasstown, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1918 and buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Epinoy, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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JAMES HUTCHISON, PTE. K.O.S.B.
James Hutchison – age 34 – Private (1885) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James, of 46 Loreburn Street, Dumfries, was a clog maker when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1880 in Dumfries. Son of Samuel and Grace Hutchison. Husband of Jane Ann (Campbell) Hutchison of 81 Loreburn Street, Dumfries who he married in 1902 in Glasgow.
In 1901 James, a clog maker, born Dumfries was lodging in Dennistoun, Glasgow
Missing in Action on 13 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


JOHN JARDINE, SERGt. R.S.F.
John Jardine – age 31 – Lance Sergeant (295990) 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. John had been a postman in Dumfries since 1904 when he enlisted in the 1/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry and as Corporal (2141) he landed with his battalion, as dismounted troops, at Gallipoli in October 1915. He was transferred to the 12th RSF in Egypt and served in Palestine (Gaza and Jerusalem)
Born 1886 at Lochrutton. Son of the late John Jardine of Lochfoot, Lochrutton and of Anne (Boyd) Jardine of 7 Balmoral Road, Greenbrae, Dumfries.
In 1901 John, age 14, was a Telegraph Messenger and was living with his family in Maxwelltown.
Husband of Margaret (Hamilton) Jardine who he married in 1913 in Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 8 December 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Lochrutton Parish War Memorial, on the Torthorwald Parish War Memorial in Collin Village, on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Dumfries Post Office Memorial.

WILLIAM J. JOHNSTON, GNR. R.F.A.
William James Johnstone – age 24 – Gunner (192571) “D” Battery, 317th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
William was an assistant draper with the Dumfries & Maxwelltown Co-operative Society when he enlisted in 1916.
Born 1893 in Dumfries. Son of John and Margaret Gordon Johnstone of Johnston Place, Rosevale Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 8 November 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


JAMES GRAHAM, PTE. R.S.F.
James Graham – age 23 – Private (40544) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Formerly Private (22751) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a clerk with the Glasgow & South Western Railway at Dumfries Station when he enlisted in December 1915. He was posted initially to the 7th/8th KOSB but was transferred to the RSF and served in various battalions until posted to the 2nd RSF in May 1918.
Born 1896 in Southwick, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late Isabella (Jardine) Graham and of Quintin McGill Graham of 6 Wallace Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 20 October 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the G&SW Railway Memorial, now in Ayr Station.


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JAMES LAURIE, COY. SERGt. MAJOR, K.O.S.B.
James Laurie – age 42 – Company Sergeant Major (7877) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James had attended the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Industrial School. He enlisted, aged 16 years and 6 months, as a boy musician in the 1st KOSB in June1891. He served in the South African War and was discharged in December 1913 as Sergeant (3694) after 22years and 6 months service.
He and his wife and family were living in Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne when he re-enlisted in 1914. He was Mentioned in Despatches as Laurie, No. 7877 Company-Sergeant-Major J. (killed).
Born 1876 in Dumfries. Son of the late James Laurie and of Eliza (Laurie) Laurie. Husband of Euphemia Kennedy (Henderson) Laurie of Pleasance Cottage, Annan Road, Dumfries who he married in 1904 in Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


THOMAS E. LAURIE, L/CPL. H.L.I.
Thomas Edwards Laurie – age 20 – Lance Corporal (6358 & 333088) 1/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Thomas worked in his father's live-stock auctioneers business. He enlisted in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in 1916 and was posted to the HLI in the November.
Born 1897 in Dumfries. Son of James and Robina Laurie of "Hollyhurst," Annan Road, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial, on the Dumfries Academy Memorial and on an individual memorial in St. Mary's Church.


ROBERT A. LOMAS, L/CPL. PIPER, K.O.S.B.
Robert Alexander Lomas – age 23 – Lance Corporal (17804) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had been employed by J Maxwell and Son, Printers and Publishers of Dumfries before he moved to a stationery company in Newcastle. He enlisted from there in November 1914 in the Northumberland Fusiliers but transferred to the KOSB in January 1915 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May.
Born 1893 in Dumfries - as Robert Alexander Henderson
Son of Mary Nicholson (Henderson) Lomas (later Mrs. James McGeorge) of 26 High Street, Dumfries, and step-son the late William Lomas.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


THOMAS LORIMER, PTE. K.O.S.B.
Thomas Lorimer – age 22 – Private (4651 & 241270) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a plumber in Dumfries when he enlisted.
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Lorimer of 15 Balmoral Road, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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THOMAS McALLISTER, SERGt. K.O.S.B.
Thomas McGeorge McAllister – age 36 – Sergeant (2079 & 5399 & 241656) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at Noblehill School in Dumfries, Thomas was a foreman machineman with Grieve Printers of Dumfries. He had joined the Territorials of the 5th KOSB in April 1908 and was mobilised in August 1914. He was promoted to Sergeant in May 1915 and in June landed with the 1/5th battalion at Gallipoli where he was wounded. Thomas was in Egypt in April 1916 when his time expired and he was discharged but once back home he re-enlisted and returned to Egypt in the July.
Born 1881 in Castle Douglas, Kelton Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late James McAllister and of Elizabeth (McGeorge) McAllister of Greenbrae, Dumfries. Husband of Mary Elizabeth (Kerr) McAllister of 3 Balmoral Road, Dumfries who he married in 1909 in Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


JAMES McGOWAN, SERGt. K.O.S.B.
James McGowan – age 23 – Sergeant (12139) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James had been a tailor in Dumfries and was employed in Wrexham, Wales when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915.
Born 1893 in Carlisle, Cumberland. Son of John and Jane Lindsay (Vinie) MacGowan of Eastfield Road, Dumfries.
Missing in Action – 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


DAVID F. MACRAE, PTE. H.L.I.
David Fraser McRae – age 17 – Private (17939) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
David enlisted in 1914 when he was only 16 years old and was not yet 17 when he landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1898 in Ayr. Son of Pipe Major William McRae of 2/5th Battalion, KOSB and of Sarah (Tait) McRae of “Braemar”, Pleasance Road. Maxwelltown.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


WILLIAM McMINN, CPL. R.D.F.
William McMinn – age 23 – Lance Corporal (28208) 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Formerly Private (R4/062741 & 26282) Army Service Corps.
William was employed in a granite works in Dumfries when he enlisted. He joined the ASC in France in March 1915.
Born 1895 in Thornhill, Morton, Dumfriesshire – as William McMinn Telfer. Son of James and Elizabeth (Telfer) McMinn of Stoop, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 21 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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FRANK McCOURTY, PTE. CAM. HIGHrs.
Frank McCourty – age 21 – Private (5528 & S/40683) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Frank was working as a valet in Ayrshire when he enlisted in January 1916 as Private (5528) in the 1/4th Battalion. He was wounded later that year and had only recently returned to the front.
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Agnes McCourty of 89 Irish Street, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 28 September 1917 and buried in Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


JOHN MALCOLM, PTE. R.S.F.
John Malcolm – age 19 – Private (48077) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
John enlisted in September 1917 and went to France in April 1918. He was fatally wounded and died in the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station in Frevent.
Born 1899 in Dumfries. Son of Mary Oliver Malcolm of Auchenrivock, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, and the late William Malcolm.
Died of Wounds on 23 August 1918 and buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


ROBERT G. MILLAR, 2nd. LT. A. and S.H.
Robert Gordon Millar – age 33 – Second Lieutenant: 4th Battalion attached to 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert was the minister at St. Mary's Church in Dumfries when he was commissioned in August 1916. He had been educated at Arbroath High School and joined the Post Office in Dundee before going on to St. Andrew's University where he graduated M.A. in 1913. He was wounded on 23 April 1917 at Rouex near Arras and died in the Duchess of Westminster Hospital in Le Touquet.
Born 1883 in Arbroath, Angus. Son of the late Alexander Millar and of Mary (Lowe) Millar of Ancrum Road, Dundee. Husband of Katherine Grace H. (Rigold) Millar of Dumfries who he married in 1916 in Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 11 May 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial, on the Arbroath High School memorial, on the St. Andrews University Roll of Honour, on the University College Dundee memorial, on the Church of Scotland ministers memorial in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh and on an individual memorial in St. Mary's Church.


DAVID M. MURRAY, M.M. L/CPL. S.R.
David Martin Murray, Military Medal – age 20 – Sergeant (40888) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Formerly Private (1367) Lanarkshire Yeomanry.
David was working in the National Bank in Dumfries when he enlisted in March 1915 in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry. He was posted to the 9th Scottish Rifles and was awarded the M.M. as 40888 Lance Corporal D. M. Murray, Sco. Rif.
Born 1897 in Dunscore, Dumfriesshire. Son of James and Margaret Murray of 98 Broom's Road, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 22 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Dumfries Academy Memorial
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THOMAS S. PATERSON, PTE. K.O.S.B.
Thomas Sturgeon Paterson – age 20 – Private (1197) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a grocer in the St. Michael Street branch of the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Co-op when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1895 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Son of Samuel and Margaret (Sturgeon) Paterson of 1 Howgate Street, Maxwelltown.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


WILLIAM McC. PERCY, PTE. R.S.
William McClure Percy – age 31 – Private (41527) “B” Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Formerly Private (21891) Highland Light Infantry.
William was a hairdresser in Dumfries when he enlisted in the 53rd Training Battalion in February 1917. He was posted to the HLI in France in May 1917 but transferred to the 2nd Royal Scots. He was wounded in September 1917 and evacuated to hospital in Southall, Middlesex. He returned to France in April 1918 and was posted to the 11th Royal Scots.
Born 1887 in Dumfries. Son of Andrew and Agnes Percy of Dumfries. Husband of Bessie Armstrong (Johnstone) Percy of 74 English Street and of 1 Cameron Place, Craigs Road, Dumfries who he married in 1916 in Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 29 September 1918 and buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


DAVID ROBSON, L/CPL. BLACK WATCH.
David Robson – age 24 – Private (S/10367) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Formerly Private (8326) 5th Reserve Cavalry Regiment.
David worked for the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company as an engine cleaner at Dumfries. He was with the Royal Scots Greys for about 10 months before he joined the 8th Black Watch in France in July 1915.
Born 1894 in Dumfries. Son of Henry and Mary Robson of Jardine Cottage, Noblehill, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the G&SW Railway Memorial now in Ayr Station.
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ALFRED M. SINCLAIR, SERGt. CANAD. INFANTRY.
Alfred Marriott Sinclair – age 45 – Sergeant (129389) 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada).
Alfred was a book-keeper living with his wife at Broadway East in Vancouver, British Columbia when he enlisted there in September 1915.
Born 1872 in Penpont, Dumfriesshire. Son of Samuel Sinclair and Mary Dobson (Wilson) Sinclair of Penpont. Husband of Elizabeth Nisbet (Gibson) Sinclair of Kimberley, Prestwick and of 158 Queen's Drive, Glasgow who he married in 1901 in Gorbals, Glasgow.
Killed in Action on 9 April 1917 and buried in Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St.Vaast, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.

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FRED. W. SINCLAIR, SERGt. MAJOR, K.O.S.B.
Frederick William Sinclair – age 47 – Company Sergeant Major (26) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Fred was foreman warehouseman with a tweed merchants in Loreburn Street, Dumfries and for a long period was a committee member of Dumfries Football Club.
A long-standing member of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion (Dumfriesshire) KOSB, Fred enlisted with the Dumfries Company of the newly formed 5th KOSB in April 1908. He landed at Gallipoli with the 1/5th KOSB on 6 June 1915, where he served as Company Sergeant Major of 'A' Coy.
Fred died after an attack of jaundice.
Born 1868 in Penpont, Dumfriesshire. Son of Samuel Sinclair and Mary Dobson (Wilson) Sinclair of 10 Glebe Terrace, Dumfries.
Died on Active Service on 11 November 1915 and buried in Portianos Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece.
Also named on the Penpont War Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


HERRIES M. B. SMITH, GNR. R.F.A.
Herries Muir Brown Smith – age 24 – Gunner (133690) “D” Battery, 50th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Herries was a drapers salesman and was living at 46 Lockerbie Road in Dumfries in 1915.
Born 1894 in Kirkcudbright. Son of Maggie Smith. Husband of Mabel Mary (Shannan) Smith who he married in 1915 in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 27 March 1918 and buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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