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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Colmonell Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

OS Map Ref: NX 148 858

A great memorial for a small village. Unusually you cannot see it from anywhere in the village but it does overlook the bowling green. The base is three cornered with two benches on each side. No inscriptions on the other two sides.











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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman, Monday 25th September 1922.

    COLMONELL

    The memorial which has been erected at Colmonell to commemorate the men belonging to the parish who fell in the Great War was unveiled yesterday by Mrs M'Connel of Knockdolian, in presence of a large number of ex-servicemen and the general public. General Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran delivered the opening address, and Mr R. F. M'Ewen of Barbrochat read the names inscribed on the memorial, which is of handsome design.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listed here, on the Pinwherry School Memorial and on the Kells Parish War Memorial in New Galloway.

Name: McCLUNG, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Field Artillery
Unit Text: 7th Bty. 2nd Bde.
Age: 41
Date of Death: 11/06/1917
Service No: 2/2495
Additional information: Son of Jessie and the late James McClung, of Airds, Mossdale, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. M. 2.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

James was born in Pinwherry, Colmonell on 15 May 1875.
The family moved to Aird Farm, Mossdale in Kells Parish in the late 1890's
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although the WW2 section of the memorial has Flt/Sgt S L POTTS I think this is:

Samuel Hainey Potts, – age 23 – Sergeant/Observer (580464) 49 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.
Born 1916 in Port William, Mochrum, Wigtownshire. Son of James and Jessie (Hainey) Potts of Colmonell, Ayrshire.
Killed on Active Service on 21 December 1939 and buried in Chevington Cemetery, Northumberland.
Also named on the Mochrum Parish War Memorial in Port William and on a plaque in St. John's Church, Chevington.

Samuel's Hampden bomber took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to find and attack the battleship “Deutschland” thought to be operating off the Norwegian coast. The ship was not found and the returning aircraft attempted to land at various airfields along the North Sea coast. Samuel's aircraft crashed near the Fighter Command airfield at RAF Ackington near Chevington in Northumberland and he and and his wireless operator (E.H.Humphry) were killed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A father and son listed on the First and Second World War panels?

TINN, F G
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 06/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: In South-West corner.
Cemetery: COLMONELL PARISH CHURCHYARD

Surname: TINN
Forename: Farquhar Gray
Rank: Lieut
Date of death: 6 November 1916
Cause of death: Died
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Unit name: Unknown Unit attached to THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail: 5th Bn. (T.).


TINN, FARQUHAR GRAY GEORGE
Rank: Pilot Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 156693
Date of Death: 29/01/1944
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 115 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 5. G. 30-34.
Cemetery: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY

Surname: TINN
Forename: Farquhar Gray George
Rank: Plt Offr
Service number: 156693
Place of birth: Glasgow
Date of death: 29 January 1944
Theatre of death: RAFVR BC
SNWM roll: ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Unit name: Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES

Or Pilot Officer Tinn could be a nephew and a brother of Captain Peter Tinn, also listed on the memorial?

TINN, PETER NORMAN
Rank: Captain
Service No: 65688
Date of Death: 20/10/1942
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) 1st Bn.
Awards:Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference: Grave 121.
Cemetery: COLMONELL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Norman A. Tinn, and of Margaret Amy Tinn, of Colmonell


Surname: TINN
Forename: Peter Norman
Rank: Capt
Service number: 65688
Place of birth: London
Date of death: 20 October 1942
Theatre of death: United Kingdom
Cause of death: Unknown
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY (City of Glasgow Regiment),and THE GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS
Unit name: Unknown Unit attached to THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY City of Glasgow Regiment,and THE GLASGOW HIG
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not often you see a lietenant colonel listed:

GRANT, PHARIC ALASTAIR
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service No: 34730
Date of Death: 16/11/1944
Age: 37
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery 110 Field Regt
Awards: T D
Grave Reference: III. C. 3.
Cemetery: LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Colonel Pharic Grant, T.D., R.A. and Grace Darling Grant, of Ardmillan, Girvan, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more of the Second World War names

ARNOTT, WILLIAM
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Service No: 642204
Date of Death: 01/03/1943
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force 269 Sqdn.
Panel Reference: Panel 135.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Helen Arnott, of Colmonell, Ayrshire

SIMPSON, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 2932891
Date of Death: 30/07/1944
Age:25
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: X. D. 7.
Cemetery: FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Helen McCreadie Simpson, of Colmonell, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANDREW RENNIE.
Rank:Corporal
Service No:S/2353
Date of Death:25/09/1915
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders 8th Bn.
Panel Reference:Addenda Panel.
Memorial:LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of the late Ebenezer Rennie.

and his brother (who is named on the Kirkinner War Memorial in Wigtownshire)

EBENEZER RENNIE. – age 30 – Lance Corporal (40979) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Ebenezer had been a gamekeeper at Braehead, Kirkinner.
Born 1888 in Inch, Wigtownshire. Son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Lochrie) Rennie.
Husband of Mary Catherine (Allan) Rennie of Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh and later of Hallhead Road, Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh who he married in 1913 in Kirkinner .
Died of Wounds on 26 October 1918 and buried in Awoingt British Cemetery, France.

Thanks Mike Morley for the gravestone transcription:

Erected by his mother in loving memory of Corpl A Rennie who fell in action at the Battle of Loos 25 Sep 1915 aged 22. Also his father Ebenezer Rennie 16 Aug 1898 aged 36. William Rennie son of Ebn Rennie d 1 Jun 1913 aged 28 and is interred in Kirkinner Churchyard. Ebenezer Lnc Cpl son of the above Ebn Rennie who was killed in France 26 Oct 1918 aged 31. Elizabeth Locherie wife of the above Ebenezer Rennie d 15 Jul 1929 aged 63y. Corpl Gordon Rennie son of the above Ebn Rennie who was killed in France 19 Aug 1944 aged 28.

GORDON JAMES RENNIE, age 29 Corporal (4806018) 5th/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Killed in Action on 29 August 1944 and buried in St. Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Gordon was killed near La Coquinerie and was re-interred in St. Desir in August 1946
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject: WW1 - 2nd. Lt. James Hugh St. Clair DRYNAN, Scott. Rifles Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 17th May, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
DRYNAN
.- Killed in action 8th May, 1918, Second Lieutenant James Hugh St. Clair, attached Scottish Rifles (Cameronians), formerly of Caledonian Railway Savings Bank, Glasgow, aged 26, youngest and dearly beloved son of David Drynan, The Yett, Colmonell, Ayrshire."


Same publication, Saturday, 18th May, 1918, page 3. CASUALTIES. Notes on Officers. SCOTTISH RIFLES. " ......was associated with the Boys' Brigade and the Boy Scouts organisations. He enlisted in September, 1914."

CWGC - DRYNAN, James Hugh (Left out a middle name, although it is on the register.)
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 08/05/1918. Age: 25.
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A. (Stone 68 A.)
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Jane S. Drynan, of "The Yett," Colmonell, Ayrshire, and the late David Drynan.

SNWM - WW1
Surname DRYNAN
Forename J H St C
Rank 2nd Lieut
Service number
Decoration
Place of birth Glasgow
Date of death 8 May 1918
Theatre of death Belgium
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 5th Bn.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wigtownshire Free Press (16/11/1916) reported the death of Forquhar Gray Tinn:

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Name: GRACIE, JOHN HYSLOP
Initials: JH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15827
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 15/10/1918
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of James and Charlotte Gracie, of Glenour, Pinwherry, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: I E 8
Cemetery: Carnieres Communal Cemetery Extension

Also named on Ballantrae War Memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: AIRD, JAMES GILBERT
Initials: JG
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers, 15th Bn
Date of Death: 1/7/1916
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Aird, of 7, Winton Circus, Saltcoats, Ayrshire. A Law Student (Glasgow University).
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3C and 3D
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

James Aird is named on Glasgow University Roll of Honour. He is named on the family gravestone in Colmonell Cemetery.
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Name: BELL, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 59464
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 12th Bn
Date of Death: 3/10/1918
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Bell, of Dalquhandy Farm, Coalburn, Lanarkshire. Born at Barr, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: I E 9
Cemetery: Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension

Wigtownshire Free Press (28/11/1918): Mr and Mrs Bell, Duchrae, have been notified that their son, Lance-Corpl Alex Bell, 12th Royal Scots, who was reported missing, has been killed in action. L-Corpl Bell was 18 years of age when he joined the colours, and was employed as a gardener at Knockdolian, Colmonell.


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Name: CAITENS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 30/7/1916
Service No: 22973
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3c
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
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Name: CALDWELL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 10/4/1917
Age: 24
Service No: 278847
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Annie Caldwell, of Colmonell, Ayrshire; husband of Annie McMastis Caldwell, of 28, Sinclair St., Milngavie, Dumbartonshire.
Grave Reference: I L 22
Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
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