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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Dumfries - St Johns WW1 Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44228

OS Map Ref: NX 965 765

The main Dumfries war memorial is outside this church. I found this church open when I visited, but I have no idea whether this was the exception or the rule.

Photos of the church can be found here http://www.imchad.freeola.com/mc_clumpha/dfs-chrchs/index.htm


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an inscription on the white stone surround that might not be obvious in the photo:

REMEMBER THE LOVE OF THEM
WHO CAME NOT HOME FROM THE WAR
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a local man so only on this memorial.

OAKDEN, ARTHUR MARSHALL.
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Death:21/05/1915
Age:26
Regiment/Service:Royal Marine Engineers 1st Field Coy. Div. Engineers, R.N. Div.
Awards:Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference:B. 1.
Cemetery:LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Oakden, of The Bank House, Retford.

Educated at King Edward VI School in Retford, Nottinghamshire, Arthur was an engineering graduate from Manchester University and was working with the Wetcarbonizing Company at Ironhirst Peat Works in Dumfries when he enlisted in September 1914. He was commission in the October.
http://www.ww1.manchester.ac.uk/roll-of-honour/arthur-marshall-oakden/
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Arthur Midgley 2nd Lt 9th Machine Gun Corps attd 11th Gordon Highlanders England Age 28 Died of Wounds F & F 15/07/1916 Son of Fred and Alice Ann (Scholfield) Midgley, of Walsden, nr. Todmorden, Yorks. Educated Sharp's Institution. Also Perth Academy. Father Singing Master. Brother Albert also died. 1891 Census: 25 James St, Perth. 1901 Census: 18 King St; Perth. Will Probate 29 Nov 1916: Died Mametz Wood. Occ: Employed General Accident Insurance. Organist at Maxwelltown Parish Church. La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie Fr 0066 Plot I Row B Grave 43 Dundee Evening Telegraph 21-07-16 P1 Dumfries St Johns Church & Perth & Perth Academy.
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A little "oddity"
Over a few months in 1915 Mr & Mrs Miller of Nith Street, Dumfries lost three of their sons; William Lee McAllister Miller, aged 40, Corporal (16337) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers was drowned when the Troopship the Royal Edward was sunk in the Aegean on 13 August; Thomas Riley Miller, aged 37, Lance Corporal (11176) 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment was killed in action in France on 29 October; and Albert, aged 28 and not on service, died of illness in Dumfries in November.
Albert had sung in the choir in St. John's and his brother Thomas is named on this memorial, but William is not!
However just outside the church, William is named twice on the Dumfries Burgh memorial as SERGT. WILLIAM MILLER, KOSB and as PTE. W. L. McALLISTER MILLER, KOSB, but Thomas isn't mentioned!
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PTE. W. AFFLECK, K.O.S.B.
William Affleck – age 28 – Private (1677 & 240396) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, William was working in Paisley when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and served in Egypt and Palestine.
Born 1888 in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Jessie Affleck of 21 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 13 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the St John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. A. ARMSTRONG, K.O.S.B.
Alfred Armstrong – age 25 – Private (23687) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, Alfred had worked in the Maypole Dairy Company shop in Dumfries. He was the manager of the Shepherds Dairy Company shop in Lochgelly, Fife when he enlisted there in May 1916. He was posted to the 7th /8th KOSB in France in September 1916.
Born 1892 in Dumfries. Son of Thomasina Armstrong of 31 Irish Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 20 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the St John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


SGT. A. AXSON, K.O.S.B.
Alfred Axson – age 23 – Sergeant (726 & 240022) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alfred was educated at St. John's School, Dumfries and was working as a joiner in Maxwelltown when he enlisted. Both he and his father landed with the 1/5th KOSB at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1894 in Dumfries. Son of Captain George Henry Axson, 5th KOSB, and of Ellen Bell (Young) Axson of 7 Nellieville Terrace, Troqueer Road, Maxwelltown.
Killed in Action on 8 November 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the St John's School Memorial and on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


PTE. T.W. BELL, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Whannell Bell – age 24 – Private (4281 & 241032) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway), King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. In 1911 he 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 30 December 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.


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PTE. J. BISSET, K.O.S.B.
James C. Bissett – age 33 – Private (1728 & 240422) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was employed in the Rosefield Mills in Maxwelltown. He enlisted in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born c.1884 in Carnwath, Lanarkshire. Son of Margaret Bissett of 174 St Michael's Street, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 13 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. W. BREND, K.O.S.B.
William Brend – age 27 – Private (9304) "B" Company, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, William had served for 9 years in the KOSB. At the outbreak of war he was a reservist and was working at the Ironhirst Peat Works. He landed with his battalion in France on 15 August 1914 as part of the original British Expeditionary Force.
Born 1887 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Archibald Brend and of Elizabeth (McKie) Brend of 26 Irish Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 1 November 1914 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the St John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


Q.M.S. J. CALLANDER, K.O.S.B.
James Galloway Callander – age 30 - Sergeant (9419) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
A former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School, James was with 1st KOSB in India at the outbreak of war. He had served for 9 years in Egypt and India. His battalion returned to the UK via Egypt and then sailed again for Gallipoli, landing there in April 1915.
Born 1886 at Maxwelltown, Troqueer. Son of George and Elizabeth (Galloway) Callander of Dumfries, Maxwelltown and Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 21 August 1915 and buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also listed on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


PTE. G. COWELL, K.O.S.B.
George Cowell – age 26 – Lance Corporal (9934) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was serving with the 1st KOSB in India in August 1914. They returned to the UK via Egypt and then sailed again for Gallipoli, landing there in April 1915.
Born c. 1889 in Douglas, Isle of Man. Son of Thomas and Marion Cowell.
Missing in Action on 28 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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PTE. H. CRADOCK, R.SCOTS.
Hanley Cecil Cradock – age 18 – Private (51513) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Formerly Private (38693) Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, Hanley was serving his apprenticeship as a cattle dealer in Blackpool when he enlisted in March 1917. He went to France in March 1918 and was posted to the 12th Royal Scots. He had been in France for just 3 weeks when he was killed.
Born 1899 in Dumfries. Son of James and Jeanie Cradock, of 42, Rae St., Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 25 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the St John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.

and his brother

PTE. W.G. CRADOCK, R.A.S.C
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Gordon William Cradock – age 23 – Private (T4/143831) Base Supply Depot (Margil, Mesopotamia) Royal Army Service Corps.
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, Gordon was a butcher when he enlisted in October 1915. He served in Egypt (1915/16) and France (1916/17) before being posted to Mesopotamia in December 1917. He contracted dysentery while serving there. He was being evacuated home when he contracted influenza and died in the No. 57 General Hospital in Marseilles.
Born 1896 in Dumfries. Son of James and Jeanie Cradock of 42 Rae Street, Dumfries.
Died on Service on 5 July 1919 and buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, France.
Also named on the St John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. J.M. CRAMPTON, M.M., K.O.S.B.
John Morley Crampton, Military Medal – age 21 – Private (17390) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was employed at the Arrol-Johnston Motor Works at Heathhall, Dumfries when he enlisted.
He joined the 2nd KOSB in France in April 1915. Later he transferred to the 1st KOSB and had been at the front for only one week when he was wounded and recommended for the Military Medal.
Born c.1896 in Fleet Street, Dublin. Son of Morley Crampton and Annie Elizabeth (Lucas) Crampton of 4 Balmoral Road, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 1 December 1917 and buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery, Manancourt, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


Note: All census and birth records for this family have the name as “Creasey” but by 1901 all records use the name “Gracie”.

PTE. A. CREASY, K.O.S.B.

Alexander Gracie – age 24 – Private (11633) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander joined his battalion in France in September 1914.
Born 1890 in Dumfries - as Alexander McKay Creasey. Son of Stephen and Mary (McKay) Gracie of 42 Loreburn Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 8 December 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial as Gracie.

and his brother

PTE. S. CREASY, K.O.S.B
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Stephen Gracie – age 34 – Private (6917) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
A reservist, Stephen was working in Edinburgh when he was mobilised. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 14 August 1914.
Born 1881 in Dumfries - as Steven John McKay Creasey. Son of Stephen and Mary (McKay) Gracie of 42 Loreburn Street, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 5 November 1914 and buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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PTE. R. CROALL, K.O.S.B.
Robert Croall – age 23 – Private (2904 & 240959) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert, like his father, was a gardener and worked at Holmrook Hall in Cumberland in 1911. In 1915 he was at Carnsalloch, Kirkmahoe. Robert died in Damascus while a Prisoner of War.
Born 1894 at Holmrook, Irton, Bootle, Cumberland. Son of Robert William and Ann (Thompson) Croall, of North Lodge, Courance, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Died of Wounds on 11 June 1917 and buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


BOMB. R. DAVIDSON, R.F.A.
Robert Emerson Davidson – age 21 – Acting Bombardier (88498) 49th Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery.
Educated at Noblehill School in Dumfries, Robert had served his time as a chemist in Dumfries before moving to Glasgow and then to Birmingham from where he enlisted in September 1914 in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He transferred to the RFA and went to France in September 1915. By early 1916 illness had forced his evacuation to hospital and he was sent to his home in May 1916 before being discharged from the Army in June.
Born 1894 in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Marion (Miller) Davidson of Criffel View, Annan Road, Dumfries.
Died on 26 July 1916 and buried in Dumfries Cemetery.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. G. DONALDSON, K.O.S.B.
Guthrie John Donaldson – age 21 – Private (44302) “A” Company, 41st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Formerly Private (2600) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at St. John's School, Dumfries, Guthrie enlisted in 1914.
Born c.1897 in Ireland. Son of John and Mary Aitchison (Woodrow) Donaldson.
Guthrie's father, John Donaldson, and his step-mother, Ada Donaldson, lived at 64 Brodie Avenue, Maxwelltown.
Killed in Action on 29 September 1918 and buried in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the St John's School Memorial and on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


PTE. J. DRYDEN, K.O.S.B.
John Dryden – age 22 – Private (6282) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John had worked at the Globe Hotel in Dumfries and was employed by the Caledonian Railway in Coatbridge when he enlisted. He joined the 2nd KOSB in France in November 1914 but was invalided home with frostbite and when he recovered was posted to the 1st KOSB in Gallipoli.
Born 1894 in Glasgow. Son of the late George Dryden and of Danielina or Lena (Welsh) Dryden.
Nephew of George and Mary Dryden of 5 Loreburn Street, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 3 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing if the Somme, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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PTE. J. FINLAYSON, CAMERONS.
John Finlayson – age 25 – Private (S/18836) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
John joined his battalion in France in October 1915.
Born 1891 in Irvine, Ayrshire. Son of James and Elizabeth Blair (Guy) Finlayson, of "Pembroke", Dumbarton Rd., Scotstoun, Glasgow. Husband of Elizabeth Caroline “Carrie” (Warnock) Finlayson, of Rose Cottage, Noblehill and of "Karolynn", Cardoness Street, Dumfries who he married in 1914 in Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 17 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


PTE. W. FRASER, K.O.S.B.
William Fraser – age 31 – Private (40193) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a mason and was working at the Crichton Royal Institution when he enlisted in the 2/5th KOSB at the end of 1914. He went to France in August 1916.
Born 1884 in Closeburn, Dumfriesshire. Son of Robert Fraser and of Agnes (Watson) Fraser (later Mrs Graham) of Closeburn, Dumfriesshire.
Husband of Jane (Ramsay) Fraser of 37 Wallace Street, Dumfries who he married in 1908 in Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 16 September 1916 and buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. R. GALLACHER, D.L.I.
Thought to be:
Robert Gallacher – age 21 – Private (4297 & 241045) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, Robert worked at the Troqueer Mills when he enlisted in 1915. He was drowned when the Ambulance ship “Warilda” was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-49 in the English Channel.
Born 1897 in Dumfries. Son of Mrs. Catherine Gallacher of 35 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at sea on 3 August 1918 and named on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire.
Also named on the St. John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. J. GILLESPIE, K.O.S.B.
John Gillespie – age 22 – Private (4262 & 241022) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, John enlisted in April 1915 and landed at Gallipoli in November 1915. He had been a compositor at the Dumfries Courier and Herald before moving to the Telephone Office in Hamilton.
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of late Thomas Gillespie and of Rebecca Gillespie of St. Michael's Street, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 25 November 1917 and buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the St. John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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PTE. W. GORDON, K.O.S.B.
William Gordon – age 33 – Lance Corporal (5224) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was employed as a stoker at the Dumfries Gasworks when, as a reservist, he was mobilised in August 1914. He joined his battalion in France in November 1914.
Born 1882 in Dumfries. Son of Thomas Gordon and of Jessie Copland (Brydson) Gordon of Dumfries. Husband of Johnann (Clint) Gordon (later McEwan) of 34 Queensberry Street, Dumfries who he married in 1914 in Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 8 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France,
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. J. GORMAN, K.O.S.B.
James Gorman – age 22 – Private (2144) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James had been a locomotive fireman with the Caledonian Railway Company. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1893 in Dumfries. Son of James and Elizabeth (Nicholson) Gorman of 34 Queensbury Street, Dumfries. Husband of Annie (Kirk) Gorman of 60 Queensberry Street, Dumfries and of 107 Blackburn Street, Plantation, South Side, Glasgow, who he married in 1913 in Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 9 December 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


DRUM.MAJ. R. GREEN, R.SCOTS
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Robert Green – age 36 – Sergeant (8878) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
Educated at St. John's School, Dumfries, Robert enlisted as Private (4922) in October 1893 aged 14 and had served for 22 years in the Army including on the Punjab Frontier in 1897/8 with 2nd Battalion, Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders. He transferred to the Royal Scots while in India in January 1904 and was promoted to Sergeant Drummer. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in August 1914
Born 1879 in Kirkcudbright. Son of Robert Green (who had been a Sergeant in the 93rd Highlanders and was a Crimean War and Indian Mutiny Veteran) and of Sarah(Fincham) Green of 26 King Street, Maxwelltown. Husband of Margaret Hendry (Browning) Green of 28 King Street, Maxwelltown who he married in 1906 in Bombay, India.
Killed in Action on 28 August 1914 and buried in Caudry British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the St John's School Memorial and on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


A.B. G.B. GRIFFITHS, R.N.
I cannot identify this man.
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PTE. T.D. HANNAH, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Hannah – age 42 – Private (7361) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was employed by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company as a porter at Johnstone in Renfrewshire when, as a reservist, he was mobilised in August 1914. He went France with the 2nd KOSB where he was wounded in November 1914 and evacuated to the UK. On recovering he was posted to the 1st KOSB and joined them at Gallipoli in May 1915.
Born 1872 in Glasgow. Birth Register as Thomas Dunn Jamieson in both Glasgow and Galston, Ayrshire.Son of John Jamieson and of Agnes (McWhinnie) Hannah of 171 High Street, Dumfries. Step-son of John Hannah. Husband of Mina (Hannah) Hannah of 72 High Street, Kirkcudbright who he married, when a Private in the KOSB, on 31/12/1902 in Kirkcudbright.
Missing in Action on 4 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Kirkcudbright War Memorial and on the G&SW Railway memorial now in Ayr Station.


PTE. A.J. HANNAY, K.O.S.B.
Albert James Hannay – age 30 – Private (41919) 1st Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Formerly Private (203228) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Albert was educated at St. John's School, Dumfries and he was working as a plasterer when he enlisted. He died of wounds in the No.10 Casualty Clearing Station.
Born 1888 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer. Son of John and Mary Jane (Smith) Hannay. Husband of Jane Dickson (Kirkpatrick) Hannay of 25 College Street, Maxwelltown who he married in 1912 in Glasgow.
Died of Wounds on 9 May 1918 and buried in Arneke British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the St. John's School Memorial and on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


PTE. W. HANNAY, K.O.S.B.
William Carswell Hannay – age 20 – Private (40182) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, William was a shoemaker in Dumfries when he enlisted in the 2/5th KOSB in 1914. He was posted to France in mid-1916 and had been at the front for only a couple of months.
Born 1896 in Dumfries. Son of William and Isabella Hannay of 21 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 15 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the St. John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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PTE. E. HOWAT, BLACKWATCH.
Edward Howat – age 19 – Private (S/6549) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, Edward was employed by J Maxwell and Son, Printers and Publishers of Dumfries when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in France in May 1915.
Born 1896 in Dumfries. Son of John William and Sarah Howat of 117 Broom's Road, Cresswell Terrace, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 11 August 1915 and buried in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, France.
Also named on the St. John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.

and his brother

PTE. J. HOWAT, NORTH.D. FUS
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Note: Some military records have HOWIT or HOWITT.
John William Howat – age 20 – Private (8530) 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Educated at St. John's School in Dumfries, John was working as an ironmonger in North Shields when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in France in March 1915.
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of John William and Sarah Howat of 117 Broom's Road, Cresswell Terrace, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 1 October 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the St. John's School Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. J. HUNTER, K.O.S.B.
Not listed by CWGC – out of time limit.
John James Hunter, Military Medal – age 30 – Private (11183) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in August 1914 as part of the original British Expeditionary Force. He was awarded the M.M. as 11183 Pte. J. J. Hunter, KOSB. (Maxwelltown)
Born 1894 in Dumfries. Son of John Welsh Hunter and of Isabella (Murdoch) Hunter of 37 Church Street, Maxwelltown.
Died on 12 February 1924 of tuberculosis in Lochmaben Hospital, Dumfriesshire.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


MID. R. JOHNSTON, R.N.
Randal William McDonnell Johnston – age 17 – Midshipman: H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Navy.
Randal had joined the navy in May 1912. He was serving on the battleship “Vanguard” when she blew-up while at anchor in Scapa Flow, killing all but two of the 845 men on board at the time.
Born in 1900 at Glynn, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Son of Brigadier General T. K. E. Johnston, C.B. of Stroquhan, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire and of Glynn, Co. Antrim, and of Margaret his wife.
Died on Active Service/Lost at sea on 9 July 1917 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Also named on the Dunscore Parish War Memorial and on the Glynn War Memorial.


PTE. W. KELLY, SEAFORTHS.
William Kelly – age 25 – Private (S/43224) 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders transferred as Private (690507) to 257th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps.
William, of 46 English Street, Dumfries was a Railway Porter and a Private in the 2nd Seaforths when he married in 1917.
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Lockerbie) Kelly. Husband of Gertrude Sylvester (McLelland) Kelly who he married in 1917 in St John's, Dumfries.
Died on Service on 21 July 1920 and buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


SGT. W. KEMPSELL, K.O.S.B.
William Bailey Kempsell – age 35 – Sergeant (2721 & 240879) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was employed at Penman's Queensbury Motor Works when he enlisted as Private (S/7430) in the 8th Seaforth Highlanders in September 1914. He was discharged in December 1914 as “not likely to become an efficient soldier” but re-enlisted in the KOSB.
Born 1882 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer. Son of Thomas and Margaret (Gallocher) Kempsell.
Husband of Jane (Howard) Kempsell of 45 College Street, Maxwelltown who he married in 1904 in St. John's Church, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also listed on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.
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PTE. J. LAMB, L'POOL SCOT.
Served as:
Joseph Edward Thompson – age 25 – Lance Corporal (1225) 1/10th (Scottish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
In 1901 Joseph Edward Lamb and his brother William Lamb were attending the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Industrial School. His mother, who had re-married in 1900, and his other siblings were still in Liverpool. By 1906 he was back in Liverpool, working as a tailor, when, as Joseph Edward Thompson, he enlisted in the Territorial Army as Piper/Private (1225) of the The King's. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 1 November 1914.
Born 1890 in Edge Hill, West Derby, Lancashire as Joseph Edward Lamb. Son of the late William Lamb and of Annie (Harrison) Thompson (formerly Mrs Lamb) of 32 The Willows, Breck Road Everton, Liverpool. Step -son of Joseph Walter Thompson.
Missing in Action on 22 December 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


PTE. J. LOCKHART, K.O.S.B.
John Lockhart – age 25 – Private (11310) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John enlisted joined the KOSB in 1912. Prior to then he was a butcher in Dumfries and lodged with a Mrs. Donnelly of Ivy Bank, Noblehill. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 15 August 1914 but was made a Prisoner of War at Mons on 26 August and was still being held when he died.
Born 1892 in Cambusbarron, St. Ninian's, Stirlingshire. Son of John and Barbara (Johnston) Lockhart of 39 Church Street, Maxwelltown.
Died on Service on 23 October 1918 and buried in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany.
Also listed on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


CPL. A. MACDONALD, R.SCOTS.
Angus MacDonald – age 36 – Corporal (18209) 15th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Angus described himself as a fireman, living in Burton, Westmorland when he enlisted in January 1915. He had previously served for 5 years with the King' Own (Lancaster) Regiment and was promoted to Corporal in December 1915, just before he went to France in January 1916.
Born 1880 in Dumfries. Son of Janet (Fletcher) MacDonald of Castle Street, Dumfries, and the late Dr. Alexander Dall MacDonald. (M.D. Edinburgh)
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial, on the Dumfries Academy Memorial and, with his brother, on a memorial plaque in St. John's Episcopal Church.

and his brother

CPT. C. MACDONALD, GURKHAS
.
Colin MacDonald – age 32 – Captain: 1st Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles.
Colin had been educated at Dumfries Academy, Edinburgh University and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst from where he was commissioned in August 1902 and joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Calcutta in November. He transferred to the India Army in December 1903 and by August 1911 was a Captain with the Gurkhas. In August 1914 his battalion moved to Egypt and in March 1915 to the Persian Gulf. He was killed at the Battle of Ctesiphon near Baghdad.
Born 1883 in Dumfries. Son of Janet (Fletcher) MacDonald of Castle Street, Dumfries, and the late Dr. Alexander Dall MacDonald. (M.D. Edinburgh) In 1911, as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army, he was visiting his mother at Burton Old Hall, Burton by Carnforth, Westmorland.
Killed in Action on 22 November 1915 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial, on the Dumfries Academy Memorial and, with his brother, on a memorial plaque in St. John's Episcopal Church.
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PTE. S. MARRIOTT, K.O.S.B.
Sydney Marriott – age 25 – Private (29333) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
A former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School.
Born 1894 at William Street, Dalbeattie. Son of Edward and Margaret (McConnell) Marriott.
Husband of Janet (McKie) Marriott of 32 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries who he married in 1914 at Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in Action on 27 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Albert, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. A. MENARY, K.O.S.B.
Andrew Menary – age 37 – Private (1966) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was educated at St. John's School, Dumfries and was working at Rosefield Mills when he enlisted in 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1877 in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Son of Andrew and Margaret Shaw (Welsh) Menary of 41 Bank Street, Dumfries. Husband of Elizabeth (Douglas) Menary of 8 Mill Road, Maxwelltown who he married in 1902 in Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 12 October 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also listed on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial, on the Maxwelltown United Free Church Memorial now Maxwelltown West Church and on the St John's School Memorial.


PTE. A. MIDGLEY, GORDONS.
Arthur Midgley – age 28 – Second Lieutenant: 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Formerly Sergeant (M2/101390) Army Service Corps and 2nd Lieutenant, 11th Gordon Highlanders.
After attending Perth Academy, Arthur joined the General Accident, Fire and Life Assurance Corporation. In about 1911 he became the superintendent of the Royal Insurance Company in Dumfries. He enlisted in November 1914 as Private (99) in the 1st Battery, Motor Machine Gun Service, Royal Field Artillery but was transferred as a driver to the ASC and went to France in July 1915. He was selected for officer training and commissioned in the Gordon Highlanders in November 1915 but was transferred to the MGC in January 1916. He died in the 21st Casualty Clearing Station at Le Neuville near Albert.
Born 1888 in Walsden, Todmorden, Lancashire (later West Yorkshire)
Son of Frederick and Alice Ann (Scholfield) Midgley of Walsden and of King Street, Perth.
Died of Wounds on 15 July 1916 and buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France.
Also named on the Perth, Perth Academy and St. John's Kirk War Memorials, together with his brother Albert, 2nd Lt. Worcestershire Regiment, who was killed on 18 June 1918.


SGT. T.R. MILLER, CHESHIRE R.
Thomas Riley Miller – age 37 – Lance Corporal (11176) 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
Thomas was an engineer with the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company when he enlisted in Liverpool in 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1878 in Dumfries. Son of John and Catherine (Williamson) Miller of 5 Nith Street, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 29 October 1915 and buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, France.

His brother William Lee McAllister Miller, Corporal (16337) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers was killed on 13 August 1915 and is named on the Dumfries War Memorial. Thomas is not.
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