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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:47 pm    Post subject: Dalbeattie High School WW1 Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM
Located in the corridor of Dalbeattie Primary School at OS Map Ref NX 835 614. The current Dalbeattie Primary school was formerly Dalbeattie High school so the memorial is in its original location. (Edit - now in Dalbeattie Museum (August 2011) - OS Map Ref NX 834 611).

My thanks to the Head Teacher, Mrs Ingham, for allowing me to photograph this memorial and to Mr Bremner of Dalbeattie High school for his efforts and information.

Dalbeattie Civic Memorial is only 100 metres or so from the school.





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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the following exceptions all of the men and women listed also appear on the Dalbeattie War Memorial

BELL, DAVID - cannot yet identify this man

BRYDSON, GEORGE D B - Buittle Parish WW1 Memorial

HENDERSON, JAMES - Urr Parish WM
(his younger brother Thomas is not listed here. Both were killed on the same day serving with the Canadians)

HYSLOP, WILLIAM - Colvend Parish WM

MARTIN, JAMES A - Urr Parish WM and Airdrie WM

McGILL, SAMUEL - Castle Douglas WM

McKEE, THOMAS - Buittle Parish WW1 memorial

PROUDFOOT, JAMES - I think that this is Pt. 16616 6/7th Bn. RSF 23/4/1917 but I don't see him listed on a D&G Memorial

SCOTT, ROBERT - Kirkgunzeon WM
(for some reason when I researched the Kirkgunzeon I missed this man off Embarassed )
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES and WILLIAM PROUDFOOT
I'm now quite sure that these are brothers - the odd thing is that only William appears on any Civic Memorial in D&G.

The 1901 census shows William and Elizabeth at Hurlford, Ayrshire with their children Arthur, James, William, Elizabeth (all born at Maxwelltown), Robert, George and Maggie (all born at Dalbeattie between 1894 and 1900).
The D&G Standard 27/9/1916 page 3a reports the death of William, grandson of William Proudfoot of Mill Brae, Maxwelltown, and that his brothers Robert (a POW) and James were also in the RSF, brother George in the Black Watch.

James Proudfoot, Private (16616) "D" Co. 6/7th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Age 28. Son of the the late Mrs. Elizabeth Proudfoot. Died 23/4/1917.
Born Maxwelltown (SNWM)

William Proudfoot, Private (20491) 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Died 1/7/1916. Born Maxwelltown (SNWM)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Proudfoot is listed in the Stewartry Roll of Honour but not James. The current Head Teacher at Castle Douglas High is Ian Proudfoot - wonder if he is related?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I originally thought that the memorial in Dalbeattie Primary school and the one for Dalbeattie High school were separate memorials but I now know they are one and the same so I have edited earlier posts on this thread to reflect this information.

The current Dalbeattie High School is in the centre of Dalbeattie at OS Map Ref NX 829 611.

Initial evidence for the existance of this memorial is from the following newspaper article from the Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser of 4th June 1915.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post by Ken Morrison transferred from a duplicate thread.............

Just some detail of the men mentioned

James Craig Frazer, Pt. 1/10th Bn. (Liverpool Scottish) The King's Liverpool Regt. KIA 4 February 1915.

James Campbell, Sgt. 6th KOSB KIA 25 September 1915.
(a pre-war regular mobilised 4/8/1914 in 1st KOSB)

James Drain, Pt. 2nd Bn. Border Regiment. Died of wounds 29 March 1915.
(wounded 12/3/1915 at Neuve Chapelle and died in Norfolk War Hospital in Norwich)

John McGuffog, served as William John Johnstone, Sgt. 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards. KIA 28 October 1914.

James Henry Weaks, Pt. 2nd Bn. RSF MIA 14 March 1915 at Neuve Chapelle.


The John McGuffog story is at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=4440&highlight=mcguffog
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The details for James Campbell should read Private (9299) 1st KOSB
Died of Wounds 27/4/1915 at Gallipoli.

This Memorial has been removed from the school and is now in Dalbeattie Museum.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, Monday, 28 June 1920:

A brass tablet erected in the Higher Grade School, Dalbeattie, in commemoration of 105 former pupils who fell in the war was unveiled by Mr W.J.H. Maxwell of Munches, Convener of the Stewartry.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following building work at the school, the memorial has now been moved into Dalbeattie Museum. It is in a prominent position but in a narrow space so although it can easily be seen, it is now difficult to photograph.

The folder to the right of it contains research notes on many of those listed and it is great to see this information adjacent to a memorial. The curator is very proud of his acquisition and believes that it gets more attention and visitors than it did in the school.

My thanks to Ken Morrison for the information which led me to visit the museum.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An unfortunate error!

Listed on the memorial is:
PEALING ROBERT J.
Robert John Pealling was born on 17 May 1882 at 15 Station Road, Dalbeattie. Son of the late James and Jane (Russell) Pealling.
His mother died on 1 January 1891 at 50 Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie just after the birth of her son Russell.
In 1891 Robert John, aged 8, was at his grandmother's home at 6 Leslie Place, Edinburgh with his father James and his two sisters Catherine Jane Pealling 6, and Elizabeth Wright Pealling 4, all born in Dalbeattie.

They were still there in 1901. Robert was aged 18 and was a pupil teacher.
I cannot trace him in 1911 but Robert John Pealling, Science Master and Private Royal Engineers of 58 Brunswick Street married Euphemia Robbie Moncur, school teacher on 1 September 1916 at St. Andrew, Edinburgh.

In December 1919 Robert John Pealling MA BSc was appointed as lecturer in experimental physiology at Edinburgh University.
He died in Morayshire in 1956 aged 73.

His brother is named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial as:
CPL. RUSSELL PEALLING, R.S.
Russell Pealling – age 25 – Corporal (18886) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh), Royal Scots.
Russell spent his early years with relatives (Drummond family) in Maxwelltown and served his apprenticeship as a sculptor with a granite company in Dumfries before moving to Edinburgh. He was living at 58 Brunswick Street with his sister Catherine Jane Pealling when he enlisted in December 1914 and was promoted to Corporal in March 1915. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 8 January 1916.

Born on 29 December 1890 at 50 Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie. Son of the late Jane (Russell) Pealling (died 1/1/1891) and of the late James Pealling of Leith, Edinburgh.

Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.

His legatees on the Army Registers of Soldiers effects are sisters Catherine J, Elizabeth W. brother Robert J. and his wife Mrs. Euphemia Robbie Pealling.
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BARROWMAN, DAVID
David Barrowman – age 20 – Private (S/10569) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
David was a milk tester with the Milk Record Society of the Lower District of Wigtownshire when he enlisted in March 1916.
Born 1897 in Buittle, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Adam and Sarah (Sibbald) Barrowman of Meikle Culloch Dairy, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 24 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial, on the Urr Parish War Memorial in Haugh of Urr village and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.


BEATTIE, WILLIAM
William Beattie – age 18 – Private (62020) 15th/17th Battalion (1st and 2nd Leeds), West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
William enlisted at Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.
Born 1899 at William Street, Dalbeattie. Son of William and Susan (Currie) Beattie.
Missing in Action on 28 June 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial,


BELL, DAVID
I cannot trace this man's military records. He is not named on any local War Memorial.
I believe that he is the brother of Thomas Bell (see below)
Born 1896 at Challoch, Penninghame, Wigtownshire. (Source:GRoS – Birth Register)
Son of the late James and Margaret (Macauley) Bell.
In 1901 the family were in Kirk Wynd, Hawick
Margaret (Burns) 35 b.Kirkmaiden (a pedler) William J Bell 14 b. Cutcloy, Whithorn (a hawker)
Catherine Bell 13 b. Glasserton, Hannah F Bell 11 b.Mochrum, Thomas W Bell 9 b. Glasserton,
Helen Bell 6 b. Kirkinner, David Bell 4 b. Penninghame, Richard Bell 2 b. Penninghame
Margaret Macauley Bell or Burns died in 1909 in the Crichton in Dumfries and in 1911 David (13) Richard (12) and Thomas (19) were “boarders” with Mrs Whan at 205 High Street, Dalbeattie.

Thomas named Richard, Catherine, Hannah and Helen as his next of kin.

BELL, THOMAS
Thomas Whannell Bell – age 24 – Private (4281 & 241032) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 Thomas, aged 19, was an assistant butcher in Dalbeattie and, together with his brothers David and Richard, were “boarders” with Mrs Whan at 205 High Street. He was then employed at a granite merchants in Dumfries before he moved to Liverpool. He returned from there to enlist in May 1915 and joined his battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915.
Born 1892 at Dowies, Glasserton, Wigtownshire. Son of the late James and Margaret (Macauley) Bell. Brother of Mrs. Catherine (Bell) Sanders of 13 Stanfield Street, West Derby Road, Liverpool.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial. Israel.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial, and on the St. John's Church memorial in Dumfries as T. W. Bell, KOSB.


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BLACKLOCK, JAMES
James Blacklock – age 22 – Private (1742) 1/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
James spent his early years in Dalbeattie including time in the Boys Brigade. In 1911 he and his brother Thomas were mechanical engineers and boarders at 19 Moreton Avenue, Stretford, Manchester and were employed in an engineering works in Manchester. James became a draughtsman with the Westinghouse company and, as a member of the East Lancashire Territorials, he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli on 5 May 1915.
Born 1892 in Dalbeattie. Son of the late Robert Blacklock and Sarah (Smith) Blacklock of Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 7 August 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.


BLACKWOOD, ROBERT
Robert Blackwood – age 25 – Private: 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, US Army.
Robert enlisted in Rock County, Minnesota, USA. He died on pneumonia in the No. 27 Base Hospital.
Born 1893 in Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Jane (Sneddon) Blackwood of Beeswing.
Died on 9 December 1918 and buried in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on Beeswing Village War Memorial.


BOTT, HUGH
Hugh Burns Bott – age 41 – Corporal (163332) 12th (Labour) Company, Royal Engineers.
Hugh enlisted in Newry, Co. Down, Ireland. He was accidentally killed in the Causeway Quarry, Salonika, Greece.
Born 1876 in Barnard Castle, Teesdale, Co. Durham. Son of George and Agnes (Burns) Bott of Port Street, Dalbeattie. Husband of Rose Bott of Church Street, Newry, Co. Down, Ireland.
Died on Active Service on 27 January 1917 and buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial, on the memorial at St. Peter's R.C. Church Dalbeattie and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.


BOWN, DUGALD
Dugald McInnes Bown, Military Medal – age 24 – Private (14147) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards.
Dugald was awarded a Military Medal as 14147 Pte. Bown, D. M., 2nd Bn. (Dalbeattie).
Born 1894 in Furnace, Loch Fyne, Argyllshire. Son of Herbert Allen Bown and Catherine Ann (McInnes) Bown of High Street, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 11 October 1918 and buried in St. Aubert British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.
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BOYD, JOHN
Thought to be:
John Cherry Boyd – age 23 – Private (455613) 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
John was farming when he enlisted at Barriefield Camp, Ontario in September 1915. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 1916 and joined his battalion in France in July.
In 1901 John Boyd, aged 8, was living with John and Maggie McGlynne at 245 High Street, Dalbeattie, and listed as a “boarder and orphan from Glasgow”
Born 28 February 1894 in Glasgow.
Son of ????
Missing in Action on 18 August 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.


BROADFOOT, JOSIAH F.
Josiah Ferguson Broadfoot – age 29 – Corporal: 326th Tank Battalion, Tank Corps, U.S. Army.
Although born in the USA, Josiah and his family family returned to Dalbeattie for a period in the late 1890s. His brother John was born in Dalbeattie in 1897 but the other children were born in Rhode Island.
Josiah arrived in France from the USA in September 1917. He was killed at La Forge Farm and was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross.
“The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Josiah Broadfoot, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Forge Farm, France, September 27, 1918. Corporal. Broadfoot volunteered to drive a tank, and, his services being accepted, he attacked enemy machine-gun nests until his tank was put out of action, destroying several enemy nests which had held up our infantry. He then continued the advance on foot until he was fatally wounded
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Born 1889 in Westerly Town, Washington, Rhode Island, USA. Son of Thomas and Annie Thorburn (Ferguson) Broadfoot who married in 1887 in Dalbeattie. Grandson of Josiah Ferguson of Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 28 September 1918 and buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.
The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.


BROWN, MATTHEW
Matthew Brown – age 27 – Private (2443) 1/4th Battalion, (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots.
Matthew was working in Manchester, living at 5 Corporation Street, when he enlisted there in November 1914. He sailed with his battalion from Liverpool on 23 May 1915 and landed at Gallipoli on 8 June. Less than two weeks later he was killed by shell fire as his unit moved into a new position. He was buried in Pink Farm Cemetery but it seems his grave was lost.
Born 1888 in Dalbeattie. Son of the late Joseph Brown and of Annie (Hamilton) Brown of 32 Alpine Street and of Southwick Road, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 19 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.
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BRYDSON, GEORGE D. B.
George Dixon Black Brydson – age 20 – Private (56404) 1/7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
George was employed in the Commercial Bank in Dalbeattie when he enlisted in the 12th Royal Scots in March 1917. He was posted as Private (53540) to the 14th Highland Light Infantry and then to the 1/7th Scottish Rifles. He served at Arras, Armentiers and the Drocourt-Queant Switch where he sustained fatal wounds.
Born 1898 at Palnackie, Buittle. Son of James and Jane Helen (Black) Brydson late of Palnackie.
Killed in Action on 2 September 1918 and buried in Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Also named Buittle Parish War Memorial and on the Commercial Bank memorial in Edinburgh.


BUCHANAN, EDWARD
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Robert Edward Buchanan – age 19 – Private (44546) 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
Robert was an assistant milk lorry driver with a Dumfries haulier. He enlisted as Private (32773) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers but was posted to the Essex Regiment.
Born 1899 in Dalbeattie. Son of the late James Buchanan of Dalbeattie and of Jane (Ramsay) Buchanan of Verdun Place, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 5 September 1918 and buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial, and on the Dumfries War Memorial as Robert Edward Buchanan, Essex Regiment.


CALDOW, GEORGE
George Clark Caldow – age 20 – Private (S/11260) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
George enlisted as a Trooper in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) in September 1914. He was posted to the 2nd Argylls in France in October 1915 and served on the 98th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery.
Born 1896 in Brighouse, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Annie Maggie Caldow.
In 1901 George and his brother Robert were living with their grandparents Robert and Margaret Caldow at Old Tilefield Cottage, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 19 August 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.


CALLANDER, JAMES
James Galloway Callander – age 30 – Sergeant (9419) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James had been a message boy in Dalbeattie before he joined the KOSB in 1905 with his friend Alexander Muirhead (see below). He had served for 9 years in Egypt and India. The battalion was at Lucknow in August 1914. It returned to England in December 1914 and then sailed from Avonmouth, landing at Cape Helles on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Born 1886 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, KIrkcudbrightshire. Son of George and Elizabeth (Galloway) Callander of Maxwelltown and of High Street, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 21 August 1915 and buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial, on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church and on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial in Dumfries.
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CAMPBELL, JAMES
James Campbell – age 26 – Private (9299) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James had joined the KOSB in 1904. He had served for 10 years in Egypt and India. The battalion was at Lucknow in August 1914. It returned to England in December 1914 and then sailed from Avonmouth, landing at Cape Helles on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He was wounded during the landings and died of his wounds onboard the Hospital Ship “Guildford Castle”
Born 1888 in Springholm, Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Son of the late James Campbell and Mary Muckilwaine of High Street, Dalbeattie.
He named his next of kin as his sister, Mrs Annie Maxwell.
Died of Wounds and buried at Sea on 27 April 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial.


CARRUTHERS, JOHN
There are two possiblities:

John Carruthers – age 36 – Sapper (502325) Canadian Engineers Training Depot.
John was working as a stone cutter when he enlisted at Montreal, Quebec in January 1916. He was based at the Training Depot, Lansdown Park, Ottowa, Ontario and was on leave when he was injured in a fire at the Prince Hotel, St. Antoine Street, Montreal on 16 February. John died two days later in the Montreal General Hospital.
Born 1880 in Dalbeattie. Son of William and Eliza (Swan) Carruthers of Sunnyside Street, Dalbeattie and of 5 Glenvoi, Castle Douglas.
Died on Service on 18 February 1916. and buried in Iberville Cemetery, Quebec, Canada.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.

OR

John Carruthers – age 44 – Private (782389) 1st Canadian Area Employment Company, Canadian Labour Corps.
John was farming at Caron, Saskatchewan when he enlisted at Moose Jaw in April 1916. He had served for 3 years in the Galloway Rifle Volunteers. He arrived in England in August 1916 and was posted to the 107th Battalion in France in February 1917. John was transferred to the 1st CAE Company in March 1918 but a few weeks later was taken ill and admitted to the 57th Casualty Clearing Station. He was evacuated to the 4th General Hospital at Camiers where he died of kidney disease (Hematuria)
Born 1873 in Hardgate, Urr Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Thomas and Jane (McNish) Carruthers of 13 Alpine Street, Dalbeattie.
Died on Active Service on 16 April 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.
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