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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Carsphairn United Free Church WW1 Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44363
OS Map Ref NX 56247 93191

The memorial is inside Carsphairn Parish Church at OS Map Ref: NX 562 931. Note that, even though this is a brass plaque, this is a Roll of Honour as it shows the names of 2 who died plus 20 who returned.





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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN ANDERSON - "Died on Service"
Private (R/387835) John Anderson enlisted in June 1918 in the Remounts Section of the Royal Army Service Corps. He died, aged 47, of pneumonia in the Windy Knowe Auxiliary Military Hospital in Blundellsands near Liverpool on 11 February 1919 and is buried in the Parish Churchyard.
The Remounts service was responsible for the provisioning of horses and mules to all other army units and one of their main depots was at Ormskirk near Liverpool.
John was born in Carsphairn in 1871 the son of Thomas and Mary Anderson of Liggate, Carsphairn. He married Margaret Boyes Beattie in 1896 in Holywood, Dumfriesshireand and lived at Liggate.

JOHN MILROY - "Killed"
Sergeant (19907) John Milroy 11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry is listed here with his brothers, the sons of Police Constable Peter Milroy and his wife Jane McLellan. John was born in Minnigaff in 1871 and was living with his wife Agnes McCall and their family in Wishaw where they had married in 1896. He had over 20 years service with the Volunteers and Territorials and enlisted in September 1914. He was Mentioned in Despatches for his actions in bringing in the wounded at Loos in September 1915. John was killed on 19 December 1915, aged 44, and is listed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
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