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New Galloway and Kells WW2 Roll of Honour

 
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spoons



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:34 pm    Post subject: New Galloway and Kells WW2 Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM.

The memorial is located in New Galloway Town Hall (more of a village hall actually) at OS Map Ref NX 634 775.

The memorial is a beautiful work of art and I am afraid that my photos do not do it justice. It is by the renowned Kirkcudbright artist Jessie M King.









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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few extra photos so that you can see the artwork in more detail. The artist is Jessie M King.

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MARTIN BELL SCOTS GUARDS
Christopher Martin Bell age 23 Sergeant (2696797) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
Born 1920 in Kells Parish. Son of Robert and Letitia (Morgan) Bell of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in Action on 11 September 1943 and buried in Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.
On 9 September 1943 the 2nd Scots Guards, landed at Salerno.


ROBERT BENCE R.A.
Robert Bence age 31 Lance Sergeant (91881) Royal Artillery.
Robert was brought up from infancy by his grandfather James McJannet and assisted in the family provisions business in New Galloway. He joined the Kirkcudbright Battery pre-war and went to France in March 1940. He served in Belgium and was reported missing before the Dunkirk evacuation.
Born 1908 in Bath, Somerset. Son of Fred and Margaret Bence. Nephew of Miss Catherine McJannet of High Street, New Galloway, Kells.
Missing in Action between 27 and 28 May 1940 and named on the Dunkirk Memorial, France.


GEORGE MACLURE R.A.
George Richard Maclure age 31 Gunner (991711) 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
In 1935 the Maclure family were living at Invercloy, Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey.
Born 1912 in Ceylon. Son of Richard and Mary Margaret Maclure of Kirkbrae, New Galloway.
Died on Service on 19 June 1943 at the Kinsayok Prisoner of War camp, Thailand and buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
The main part of the 18th Infantry Division landed at Singapore a few weeks before the fall of the island on February 15, 1942.


ALEXANDER MACKNIGHT R.A.
Alexander Mitchell MacKnight age 24 Bombardier (3191043) 124 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Born 1922 in Barrhill, Ayrshire. Son of William Callander MacKnight of High Street, New Galloway, Kells and of the late Julia (Mitchell) McKnight.
Died 16 August 1946 in Hairmyers Hospital, East Kilbride of Osteogenic Sarcoma and buried in Barrhill Cemetery, Ayrshire. (CWG)
Also listed on the Barrhill War Memorial.


JOHN ROBB R.A.O.C.
John Robb age 29 Warrant Officer Class 1 : Conductor (7593838) Royal Army Ordinance Corps.
John was on the staff of the Union Bank of Scotland in Stirling when he enlisted. He had served his apprenticeship in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. He served in the 51st Highland Division and was captured at the surrender at St. Valery-en-Caux in June 1940. John died suddenly in the prisoner of war camp hospital at Hildburghausen in central Germany and was buried there. His body was re-interred in Berlin in August 1950.
Born 1914 in New Galloway, Kells. Son of John and Agnes (Milligan) Robb of Mains of Kenmure, New Galloway, Kells.
Died on Service on 19 June 1943 and buried in Berlin 1939 - 1945 War Cemetery, Germany.


CECIL ROBERTSON R.A.F.
Cecil David Robertson age 19 Sergeant/Observer (970095) 235 Squadron, Coastal Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Ceceil was educated at New Galloway school and at Kirkcudbright Academy. He enlisted in 1940. His aircraft was attacking shipping off the Danish coast when it was shot down by German fighters. Later the International Committee of the Red Cross reported that he had been picked up in the North Sea severely wounded and had died. He was buried in Wilhelmshaven Military Cemetery but was re-interred at Sage in July 1947.
Born 1921 in New Galloway, Kells. Son of Jessie Agnes Robertson.
Grandson of Mrs Robertson of High Street, New Galloway, Kells.
Died of Wounds on 5 May 1941 and buried in Sage War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Kirkcudbright Academy Memorial.


DAVID STEWART ROYAL NAVY
David Stewart age 20 Able Seaman (C/JX 550460) HMS Fabius, Royal Navy.
Born 1925 in Kells Parish. Son of James and Janet (Johnstone) Stewart of Mossdale, Kells.
Died on 30 April 1945 of Leukaemia at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow and buried in Crossmichael Parish Churchyard Extension. (CWG)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 59440
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