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spoons



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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Heronsford Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Located at the side of the minor road from Heronsford to Colmonnell, OS Map Ref NX 120 835

The memorial is under trees which accounts for it being covered in algae.

The inscription at the bottom is difficult to read

"Let those who come after see to it that
these men shall not have died in vain"





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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Denzil Hughes-Onslow is also listed on the memorials at Barr and Ballantrae.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:20 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 81652
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Mike Morley



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Location: Roberton, Lanarkshire

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BARNETT, JOSEPH HILL
Initials: JH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/3645
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 11th Bn, "A" Coy
Date of Death: 26/9/1915
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of Peter and Hughine Barnett, of Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 125 to 127
Memorial: Loos Memorial

Also named on Ballantrae War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CURTIS, WILLIAM SIDNEY
Initials: WS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 200611
Regiment/Service: Dorsetshire Regiment, 1st/4th Bn
Date of Death: 22/11/1915
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Chambers Curtis and Eliza Hannah Curtis, of 5, Maud Rd., Victoria Park, Dorchester.
Panel Reference: Panel 22 and 63
Memorial: Basra Memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SKILLING, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12165
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th/7th Bn
Date of Death: 10/8/1916
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of John and Agnes Skilling, of Heronsford, Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3c
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (24/8/1916): Intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs John Skilling, Heronsford, that their son, Hugh, was killed in action in France on 9 August last, and that their son, James, in the same regiment viz 6/7th RSF, has been wounded and is now in hospital in Aberdeen. Private Hugh Skilling was employed by Mr Muir, contractor, Kilmarnock, in building operations at Laggan prior to enlisting at the outbreak of war and was one of the first volunteer contingent that left Ballantrae at the call of King and country two years ago. His parents have been employed on Laggan Estate for the last twenty-three years. Great sympathy is felt throughout the whole neighbourhood for Mr and Mrs Skilling in their heavy loss and anxiety. In a letter to Mr and Mrs Skilling the Captain commanding A Coy, 6/7th RSF, in the field, under date 16th August, writes - "I am very sorry to say that your son, Hugh, was killed in action yesterday (August 9th). We were being heavily shelled at the time, and one of the shells got the trench where your son was. I cannot tell you how sorry we all are to lose him, as he was one of the best men in the Company, and probably the best bomber we had. He came to France with me in May 1915 and he has died in one of the greatest battles in history. You have our deepest sympathy. Your son James is keeping quite well, though, of course, he feels the loss of his brother badly. You will miss Hugh dreadfully, as he must have been a good son. He was certainly a splendid soldier. All the officers wish to express their regret at your loss."

Also named on Ballantrae War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCKIE, AO
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Air Mechanic First Class
Service Number: 213837
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Date of Death: 23/10/1918
Additional Information: Husband of Christina M.J. McKie, of Craymore, Stair Park, Girvan.
Grave Reference: B 745
Cemetery: Girvan (Doune) Cemetery

Also named on Girvan War Memorial.
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