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Lt R J De N Peel and Lt J O Ethell, New Galloway

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: Lt R J De N Peel and Lt J O Ethell, New Galloway Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44426

The memorial is in St Margaret's Episcopal church, New Galloway at OS Map Ref: NX 635 779

These men do not seem to be listed on any local memorial (except the memorial in this church) nor have any link with Scotland. My unsubstantiated guess is that they were in training in this area before going off to war.

I missed photographing the two carved angels when I was in the church but luckily caught them in the photograph of a separate window memorial.





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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a picture of the church:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally I managed to get back to take some photos of the carved angels which form part of this memorial.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PEEL, ROBERT JOHN DE NEUVILLE
Initials: R J D N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 29/03/1917
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Robert Sydney Frederick and Katharine Annette Peel, of Capri, Appian Way, Burwood, Sydney, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

Name: ETHELL, JOHN OLIVER
Initials: J O
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 23rd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Additional information: Son of Alfred William and May Willett Shott Ethell, of The Rectory, Laidley, Queensland. Born at Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Robert John Peel enlisted as Sapper (95) in the 1st Australian Division Signals in Queensland. He was evacuated from Gallipoli with influenza and spent some time in hospital in England. When he recovered he was discharged from the AIF to take a commission in the Royal Warwickshires. During his time with the RWR his address for correspondence was Rev C. Mayhew of St. Margaret's New Galloway. As far as I can make out from the service file the Rev. Mayhew had been a Chaplain in Queensland at some stage before the War.
John Ethell's father was the Rev. Alfred William Ethell of Laidley, Queensland so I guess was known to Rev. Mayhew.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great info - I had been working on the theory that there was a convalescent home nearby for injured soldiers but I could not find one.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the families of these Australians know that they are commemorated in a small Scottish church?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is some more background on John Ethell at
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=92310
The same site has some info on Peel (Svce. No. 95) but only upto his discharge in 1916.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
I wonder if the families of these Australians know that they are commemorated in a small Scottish church?


Hello from Australia yes we do know of the memorials for great uncle Robert John De Neuville Peel . There is another plaque and stained glass window at a Clayfield church in Brisbane dedicated by his parents K A & RSF Peel. I will try to send it to you .Vic (vcricho,at,hotmail.com)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vic

Thanks for updating us. That would be great if we could get the photographs. I will e-mail you offline.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vic wrote:
Adam Brown wrote:
I wonder if the families of these Australians know that they are commemorated in a small Scottish church?


Hello from Australia yes we do know of the memorials for great uncle Robert John De Neuville Peel . There is another plaque and stained glass window at a Clayfield church in Brisbane dedicated by his parents K A & RSF Peel. I will try to send it to you .Vic (vcricho,at,hotmail.com)


Hello Vic
Good to hear from you and look forward to seeing your photos (have e-mailed you about them)
Do you know anything about the Rev. Mayhew of New Galloway and his connection to Robert?

Oops. You got there first Adam.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great news, thanks. The church is only 3 miles from me so if I can help with anything for you, please let me know.

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