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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: William McClune **now commemorated** Reply with quote

To save any possible duplication of effort and resources, a non-comm that I have had on file for a while, Private 1992 William McClune, 1/5th KOSB, has had his case submitted via Jim (kinnethmont).

William was wounded at Gallipoli and invalided to the UK. While convalescing, he was found to be suffering from phthisis (TB). He was discharged in April 1916 and died from the same condition in December 1918.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Private 1992 William McClune, 1/5th K.O.S.B. Reply with quote

As Stuart advises

Private 1992 William McClune, 1/5th K.O.S.B. has been forwarded as a case, on his behalf, to CWGC / MOD as a non comm death due to service related causes. His details are now in the system.

William died on 13th December 1918 age 23
Husband of Margaret McClune of Springholm, Urr, Kircudbrightshire. Son of Agnes Jane Kirk ms McClune, Springholm.

His funeral took place on Sunday 15th December 1918 from Springholm to Urr Churchyard.

I am making further enquiries regarding his place of burial, it appears no headstone exists.
Will update when further details available.

Well done Stuart in finding him.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: William McClune - Urr Churchyard burial Reply with quote

A big thank you to Ken Morrison for searching Urr Churchyard for William's burial place; unfortunately, no headstone can be found.

In the event of a positive decision regards his CWGC status, what would happen in this case? Would a headstone be erected 'known to be buried in this churchyard' or would he be commemorated on the Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial? I hope it would be the former but not sure if a newspaper report is good enough evidence.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:50 pm    Post subject: Private 1992 William McClune, 1/5th K.O.S.B. Reply with quote

Stuart

Ken has already asked about this scenario in an e-mail, to which I responded-

" CWGC would require absolute proof he is buried there to erect a known to be buried type memorial. They are sometimes used where burials are in Common ground and therefore cannot be marked. The press cutting would not suffice. "

Let us see what can be found, I have given Ken some further areas to check. If the Council have lost the lair records that is shocking.

In the event he is accepted for addition to the Debt of Honour Roll I expect that if a burial record is found, which can be accepted as proof he is interred at Urr CY but the actual lair cannot be located precisely, a " known to be buried " type marker may be put in place. That failing his name would be added to the the Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Photo of William McClune Reply with quote



Private 1992 William McClune, 1/5th King's Own Scottish Borderers - wounded (GSW, head) at Gallipoli, October 1915
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Private 1992 William McClune, 1/5th K.O.S.B. Reply with quote

The name of Pt. William McClune was added to the CWGC Debt of Honour register today.

Name: McCLUNE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 13/12/1918
Service No: 1992
Additional information: Husband of Margaret McClune, of Springholm, Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

The United Kingdom Book of Remembrance commemorates United Kingdom casualties of the two World Wars who were not formerly recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The men and women remembered here are presently commemorated soleley by their database and register entry. The Commission will continue to investigate the grave location details.


We will have to wait to see how CWGC fare in confirming the burial site at Urr.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange - I was only thinking about this man today and wondering how his case was progressing.
Thanks again Jim and Stuart.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken,

I had only just emailed Jim the previous day asking if he had any news on William. Next day I got a reply saying funny you should have asked about....

I'll keep my fingers crossed that they accept his burial place as Urr Churchyard - there isn't really anywhere else he would have been buried.

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