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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Balmaclellan Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW1:



WW2:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 5865

OS Map Ref: NX 655 791

and one of the general inscription



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across this old postcard of the memorial, no idea of the date I am afraid.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pte Hyslop's grave in Balmaclellan Churchyard

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Memorial to Cpl R H Baird on a family gravestone in Balmaclellan Churchyard

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated info and photos sent to UKNIWM today.

WW1 Inscription reads:
TO THE MEMORY OF/
BRAVE MEN OF BALMACLELLAN/
WHO FELL DURING THE/
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/
"THEY FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT"

WW1 names

PT GEO BELL AIF 25 APR 1915
PT D PATERSON AIF 12 MAY 1915
CPL R H BAIRD RSF 12 MAY 1916
SAPr A McADAM RE 21 JULY 1916
PT J BROWN A&SH 28 AUG 1916
GUNr A CAMPBELL RFA 1 SEPT 1916
PT A M WALKER RSF 12 OCT 1916
PT J T SHAW LS 16 APR 1917
PT W DUNBAR KOSB 23 APR 1917
LCPL A J STEVENSON RS 31 JULY 1917
2 LT J MURRAY KOSB 16 AUG 1917
L CPL J T LITTLE CH 22 SEP 1917
SGT G M McKIE CMR 27 OCT 1917
L CPL R CORRIE HLI 2 DEC 1917
PT J WRIGHT RSF 31 DEC 1917
PT S T McKIE MGC 25 MAR 1918
L CPL G H BUCK MM SR 22 JUL 1918
SGT S DALZIEL MM KOSB 30 SEP 1918
PT M B HYSLOP RMA 25 OCT 1918
PT W CAMPBELL GH 27 APR 1925

WW2 inscription:

IN PROUD MEMORY OF/
L CPL J O'NEILL GH 29 JAN 1941
F/O A McDONALD RAF 29 OCT 1943
RFLm T W CORRIE MM C(s.r.) 15 DEC 1944
PT J FINLAY MM KOSB 8 APR 1945
LT N SHEPLEY-SHEPLEY 3rd CARABINIERS 6 MAY 1945
WHO FELL IN THE 2ND WORLD WAR/
1939 - 1945

There are 2 MMs in WW1 and 2 in WW2, unusual on such a small memorial. It is very helpful to have the dates of death noted on the memorial. Note too that one name dates from 1925.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From checking his death certificate, I have learned that William Campbell died 27 April 1925 from "tubercular disease originating in shell wound. Long continued suppuration and exhaustion". He was 29 years old, and was listed as a blacksmith. He was unmarried.

Clearly his death was attributable to his war wounds but he falls outwith the criteria for inclusion by the CWGC. He is, at least, remembered here.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

L/CPL. R. CORRIE. HLI
Robert Corrie Age 37. Lance Corporal (31006) 15th Battalion (1st Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
He enlisted in 1916 and was wounded at St.Quentin.
He was born in Balmaclellan in 1880 the son of Thomas and Janet (Haugh) Corrie.
He was the husband of Barbara (McKnaight) Corrie of Barnbarroch, Colvend. They married in June 1902 at Barnbarroch.
He is also remembered on Colvend and Dalbeattie War Memorials and on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Missing in Action 2 December 1917.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Serving Scots Guardsman Angus Hilsley laying the wreath on behalf of the village today

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that I would do something a little different and make a very short video of this memorial which is now on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drydUkd0MYM.

Please let me know if you think this is a good idea and I might try a few more. Sorry this one is so amateurish, my first attempt.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent idea Paul. I was swithering about trying something similar to this for the new Merchant Navy memorial in Leith. Now I've seen what you've done I'll give it a try when the weather improves. (snow again here just now)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: WW1-ALPHA Reply with quote

CPL. R.H. BAIRD, R.S.F. 12 MAY 1916

Richard Herries Baird, Private (16864) 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 29.
Born 1887 in Balmaclellan. Son of Thomas Barbour Baird and of Robina (Craig) Baird of Shirmers and later of Moorcroft, Balmaclellan. Enlisted January 1915.
Missing in action 12 May 1916 and listed on the Loos Memorial, France.


PT. GEO. BELL, A.I.F. 25 APR.1915

George Lavender Bell, Private (275) 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Age 29.
Born 1885 in Govan, Glasgow. Son of Jane Bell; Step-son of James McFadzean of Brighouse Farm, Corsock in Balmaclellan Parish. Enlisted September 1914 at Perth, Western Australia and took part in the initial landings on ANZAC Beach, Gallipoli. He was reported missing that day but in 1919 his remains were identified and interred.
Killed in action 25 April 1915 and interred in Plugge's Plateau Cemetery, Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey. Also listed on the Corsock War Memorial.


PT. J. BROWN, A.&.S.H. 28 AUG. 1916

John Brown, Private (S/7616) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 30.
Born 1885 in Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Janet (Dickson) Brown of Nether Monybuie, Corsock. Enlisted January 1915 from Dungalston, Moniaive and killed near Contalmaison.
Killed in action 28 August 1916 and buried in London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, Somme, France. Also listed on the War Memorials in Corsock and Moniaive.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: WW1-ALPHA Reply with quote

L-CPL. G.H. BUCK, M.M. S.R. 22 JULY 1918

George Hunter Buck, Military Medal, Lance Corporal (22552) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 24.
Born 1894 in Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Isabella (Hunter) Buck of Woodpark, Balmaclellan. Enlisted November 1915 and served at the Somme, Arras and Ypres. Wounded three times.
Died of wounds 22 july 1918 and buried in Longuenesse (St.Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France.


GUNr. A. CAMPBELL, R.F.A. 1 SEPT.1916

Anthony Campbell, Gunner (108925) 104th Battery, 22nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Age 24.
Born 1892 in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William James and Janet (Connell) Campbell of Loch Howie, Balmaclellan. Enlisted October 1915 and killed near Montauban, Somme.
Missing in action 1 September 1916 and listed on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

and his brother

PT. W. CAMPBELL, C.H. 27 APR. 1925
Not listed by CWGC/SNWM - post 1921 death.
William Campbell, Private (?) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Age 29.
Born 1895 in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William James and Janet (Connell) Campbell of Loch Howie, Balmaclellan. William was apprenticed to the Blacksmith in Balmaclellan when he enlisted in December 1914. He was badly wounded by shrapnel in the neck, hand and leg near Hulloch on 3 November 1915.
Died 27 April 1925 of Tuberculosis and "the effects of shell-wound" at Blowplain Farm, Balmaclellan.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: WW1-ALPHA Reply with quote

L-CPL. R. CORRIE, H.L.I. 2 DEC.1917

Robert Corrie, Lance Corporal (31006) 15th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (1st Glasgow - Glasgow Tramways Battalion) Age 37.
Born 1880 in Balmaclellan. Son of Thomas Corrie as of his second wife Janet (Haugh) Corrie. Husband of Barbara (McKnaight or McKnight) Corrie of Barnbarroch, Colvend who he married in 1902 in Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire. Enlisted June 1916.
Missing in action 2 December 1917 and listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. Also listed on the War Memorials in Dalbeattie and Colvend and on the 15th HLI Memorial in the Glasgow Museum of Transport.


SGT. S. DALZIEL, M.M. K.O.S.B. 30 SEP. 1918

Samuel Dalziel, Military Medal, Corporal (24996) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 21.
Born 1897 at Rosebank, Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel and Jane Todd (Wallace) Dalziel of Ewanstone, Balmaclellan. Enlisted June 1916.
Killed in action 30 September 1918 and buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. Also listed on the Tongland War Memorial.
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