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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KERR, J. T. Royal Navy.
James Trodden Kerr – age 22 – Able Seaman (C/SSX 26148) H.M.L.C.T. 300, Royal Navy.
James joined the navy as a “Boy” in 1938 and was stationed in China before war broke out. He was serving on the cruiser H M.S. Cornwall when she was sunk in the Indian Ocean in April 1942. James was a crewman on the Landing Craft Tank 300 on the first day of Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, when he was fatally wounded.
Born 1921 in Annan. Son of Walter and Jean (Trodden) Kerr of Queensberry Street, Annan.
Died of Wounds and buried at sea on 10 July 1943 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.


LAWSON, T. Royal Navy.
Thomas Alexander Lawson – age 23 – Leading Telegraphist (D/JX 137735) H.M.S. Hunter, Royal Navy.
Thomas was educated at Annan Academy before he joined the navy in 1933. He joined the destroyer “Hunter” on the outbreak of war but was lost when she was sunk by German destroyers during the First Battle of Narvik in April 1940.
Born c.1917 but I cannot trace.
Son of William James Lawson and Thomasina (Carruthers) Lawson of 2 Rosebank Terrace, Annan who married in Annan in 1906.
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea on 10 April 1940 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.


LEITCH, J. J. Royal Air Force.
John Johnston Leitch – age 44 – Flight Sergeant (505185) 511 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
511 Squadron flew Avro York aircraft (the passenger carrying version of the Lancaster bomber) on long distance routes - mainly to the Far-East. This aircraft came down in the Bay of Bengal during the Calcutta to Penang stage of its journey from London to Singapore. All 21 passengers and crew were lost.
Born 1902 in Annan. Son of Alexander Leitch and of Janet (Johnston) Leitch. Husband of Grace Piercy (Grieve) Leitch of Annan who he married in 1929 in Annan.
Died on Service on 6 October 1946 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
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LINN, W. Scots Guards.
William Linn – age 29 – Guardsman (2699303) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
William was employed by Messrs Carmichael, contractors of Edinburgh when he enlisted.
The 1st Battalion, as part of the 24th Guards brigade, joined the 6th South African Armoured Division in May 1944. The Germans made a stand in front of Arezzo early in July 1944 and there was fierce fighting before the town was taken on 16 July.
Born 1915 in Bellevue, Dornock, Dumfriesshire. Son of Archibald and Sarah (Linn) McTaggart who married in 1917 in Dornock. Husband of Mary Agnes (Campbell or Thompson) Linn of 12 Waterfoot Road, Annan who he married in 1936 in Annan.
Killed in Action on 6 July 1944 and buried in Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy.


LITTLE, T. G. Royal Artillery.
Thomas Gibson Little – age 30 – Gunner (317888) 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
In March 1941, the 155th sailed from the River Clyde bound for India. However in August they were sent to Malaya and were continually in action until the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942. Thomas died while working on the Burma – Thailand railway and was buried in Kami Senkrai Cemetery but was re-interred in December 1945.
Born 1913 at Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire. Son of Thomas and Barbara (Edgar) Little of Hollinlea, Carlisle Road, Annan.
Died on Service on 12 November 1943 and buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. (Burma)


LUPTON, W. S. Royal Tank Corps.
William Scott Lupton – age 33 – Corporal (7926254) 7th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps.
William was the manager of Lipton's Branch in Annan when he enlisted in 1941. He was killed near Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
Born 1911 in Annan. Son of Joseph and Mary (Graham) Lupton, of 44 Waterfoot Road, Annan. Husband of Janet Gemmell (Campbell) Lupton of Annan who he married in 1943 in Annan.
Died on Service on 28 April 1944 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)
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NOTMAN, J. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John Notman – age 22 – Private (3189059) King's Own Scottish Borderers and No. 4 Commando.
John was educated at St. Columba's school in Annan before joining the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie. He joined the KOSB in 1939, was in France in 1940 and afterwards joined the Commandos. He served under the command of Lord Lovat at Dieppe in August 1942 and at the D-day landings in June 1944. John was killed in the Orne bridgehead and buried near Hauger but was re-interred at Ranville in June 1945.
Born 1921 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Isabella (Robertson) Notman of 1 Hallmeadows Place, Annan.
Killed in Action on 2 July 1944 and buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.


POOL, W. Royal Armoured Corps.
William Pool – age 26 – Corporal (3187935) 52nd Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps.
Although formally part of the R.A.C. since January 1944 the regiment continued to operate with the 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division and was on the Dutch/German border area in January 1945.
Born 1918 in Annan. Son of Thomas William and Florence (Brodie) Pool of Annan.
Killed in Action on 23 January 1945 and buried in Brunssum War Cemetery, Netherlands.


ROBERTSON, W. Royal Scots.
William Gordon Robertson – age 20 – Fusilier (14214499) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
William worked with Cryer & Son, contractors in Dumfries when he enlisted. Just after D-Day, in June 1944, his battalion landed in Normandy as part of the 49th Infantry Division. During the fierce fighting around Caen William was killed and buried at Fontenay but was re-interred at Cheux in June 1945.
Born 1923 in Annan. Son of Robert and Jean Robertson of Howgill Bridge, Annan.
Killed in Action on 25 June 1944 and buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
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ROBINSON, C. R. Royal Air Force.
Christopher Richardson Robinson – age 20 – Aircraftman 1st Class (1345204) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Christopher was educated at Annan Academy before he joined the costing department at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie. He enlisted in 1941 and was stationed at an airfield in the south of England when he was killed in an air raid. Christopher's death was registered at Eastbourne, Sussex.
Born 1922 in Annan. Son of Charles Graham Robinson and of Margaret (Richardson) Robinson of 2 Carlyle's Place, Annan.
Killed by Enemy Action on 4 May 1942 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)


SCAIFE, J. Royal Air Force.
John Scaife – age 21 – Sergeant (1607005) 142 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
John was educated at Annan and Dumfries Academies before joining the civil service in April 1939. He joined 142 Squadron as a bomb aimer at Regine in southern Italy in August 1944 but was killed on his first operation when his Wellington Bomber failed to return from a raid on the Ferrara railway marshalling yards north of Bologna.
Born 1923 in Annan. Son of William Lancelot Scaife and Mary Eliza (Bell) Scaife of Galabank Avenue, Annan.
Missing in Action on 3 September 1944 and named on the Malta Memorial, Malta.


SCHOOLAR, A. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Not listed by CWGC.
Archibald William Schoolar – age 20 – Private (14157419) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Archibald was killed on the Jerusalem/Haifa Road during a terrorist attack.
Born 1928 in Annan. Son of James and Jane (Kerr) Schooler of 10 Thorburn Crescent, Annan.
Killed on Active Service on 11 March 1948 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Armed Forces Memorial in Staffordshire.
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SCOTT, A. Gordon Highlanders.
Andrew Scott – age 31 – Corporal (2888055) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
The 2nd Gordons landed at Normandy on D-day 6 June 1944. They made a crossing of the Seine at the end of August at St. Pierre du Vauvray where Andrew was killed and where he was buried. He was re-interred at Tilly-sur-Seulles in March 1946.
Born 1913 in Lasswade, Midlothian. Son of James Walker Scott and Margaret Wilson (Black) Scott who married in 1904 in Lasswade. Husband of Mary Evelyn (Douglas) Scott of Annan who he married in 1941 in Annan.
Killed in Action on 27 August 1944 and buried in Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Also named on the Lasswade Parish War Memorial.


SCOTT, R. T. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert Thomson Scott – age 32 – Private (3195885) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a painter in Annan when he enlisted. The 2nd KOSB sailed with the 7th (Indian) Division to Burma in September 1943. They crossed into the Burmese coastal province of Arakan, and took part in the critical actions at Ngakydauk Pass and in the ‘Admin Box’ in February 1944.
Born 1912 in Annan. Son of the late James Scott and of Jean (Thomson) Scott of Galabank Avenue, Annan. Husband of Margaret Green (Thomson) Scott of 141 High Street, Annan who he married in 1941 in Annan.
Missing in Action on 22 February 1944 and named on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. [Burma]
His father, James Scott, Private (2023) 1/5th KOSB was killed at Gallipoli on 12 July 1915.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SEMPLE, A. T. Green Howards.
Alexander Tweedie Semple – age 26 – Captain (237732) 6th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
Alexander was employed in the Drawing Office of the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie when, as a Territorial with the King's Own Scottish Borderers, he was mobilised in September 1939. He went to France and was evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk in May 1940. He was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry and was mentioned for distinguished service in the field as Sergeant (3191216) A. T. Semple in January 1941. He was commissioned in the Green Howards in March 1942. He had served in the Middle East and in Sicily before landing with the 6th Green Howards at Normandy on D-day 6 June 1944. Towards the end of September they were battling north of Nijmegen trying to reach the Airborne forces at Arnhem when Alexander was killed. He was re-interred at Arnhem in September 1945.
Born 1918 in Annan. Son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Thompson) Semple of Three Trees Road, Newbie, Annan. Husband of Rita Jeanette (Murray) Semple of the Cottage, Galaberry, Annan and of Toronto, Ontario, Canada who he married in 1940 in Annan.
Killed in Action on 26 September 1944 and buried in Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands.

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SEMPLE, J. G. King's Own Scottish Borderers
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John George Semple – age 31 – Lance Corporal (3186363) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John had served his apprenticeship as a painter in Annan before he joined the army in 1932. He was discharged to the Army Reserve in early 1939 and was working for the Post Office in London when he was mobilised in September 1939. The 1st KOSB embarked for France as part of the 3rd Division of the BEF. They crossed the Belgian frontier in May 1940 but they were ordered to withdraw and on the night of 31st of May they were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk.
Born 1909 in Annan. Son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Thompson) Semple of Three Trees Road, Newbie, Annan.
Missing in Action on 30 May 1940 and named on the Dunkirk Memorial. France.
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SMITH, J. Royal Artillery.
Joseph Smith – age 29 – Gunner (1567125) 183 Battery, 59 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Joseph enlisted in April 1940 but was killed serving his gun during a major air raid on Sheffield city centre.
“The story of the raids on Sheffield is really the story of the blitz nights of December 12th and 15th, 1940 when German aircraft dropped somewhere in the region of 450 high explosives bombs, land mines and incendaries. During these two nights 668 civilians and 25 servicemen were killed.”
(Source: sheffieldhistory.co.uk)
Born 1911 in Dumfriesshire. Son of John and ???? Smith of George Street, Annan.
Killed in Action between 12 and 13 December 1940 and buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery. Yorkshire. (CWG)


TAYLOR, H. Royal Air Force.
Harry Taylor – age 25 – Sergeant/Pilot (1260918) 115 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Harry was educated at Annan Academy before serving his apprenticeship in the Royal Bank of Scotland in Annan. He was on the staff of the office in London when he enlisted in 1940. Harry's Wellington Bomber took off from RAF Marham in Norfolk for a raid on Essen but was shot down near Goch on the Dutch/German border. The crew were buried in Uedem Civil Cemetery but were re-interred in November 1946.
Born 1916 in Annan. Son of Harry and Jean Whyte (Gibson) Taylor of Blythswood, Annan.
Killed in Action on 27 March 1942 and buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named in the RBS Book of Remembrance.


THOMSON, J. Royal Navy.
James Thomson – age 16 – Boy 1st Class (P/JX 158996) H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Navy.
James was educated at St. Columba's School in Annan and was dux of the school in his last year there in 1936. He joined the navy in June 1938. He was trained at H.M.S. Caledonia in Rosyth and on the outbreak of war he was posted to a station on the Isle of Man until he joined the cruiser H.M.S. Hawkins. At the end of September he joined the battleship “Royal Oak” at Scapa Flow, Orkney but two weeks later she was torpedoed inside the anchorage by the German submarine U-47. One of her magazines exploded and she sank. Over 800 of her crew were killed.
Born 1923 in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Jeanie Thomson of Johnstone Street, Annan.
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea on 14 October 1939 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometime about 2008/9 this name was added to the Annan memorial:

THOMSON, S. Royal Armoured Corps.

The only Thomson of the RAC with an Annan connection is also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial as CPL. SAMUEL THOMSON, REC.CRPS. and is listed by CWGC and SNWM as:

Thomas Thomson – age 25 – Corporal (3188899) 52nd Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps.
Thought to be:
Samuel McNairn Thomson – Born 1919 in Dalbeattie. Son of Jeanie Lees of Annan. Jeanie Patton Thomson married James Goodfellow Lees in 1944 in Annan.
Nephew of Mrs. McMillan of 59 Southwick Road, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 19 February 1945 and buried in Milsbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial, on the Memorial at St. Peter's R.C. Church, Dalbeattie as and on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.


TINNING, D. Royal Engineers.
David Tinning – age 24 – Lance Corporal (1873342) 258 Corps Field Park Company, Royal Engineers.
David had worked as a grocer in Annan before he joined the army in 1935. He served in Egypt and, at the outbreak of war in France, and was evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940. He was killed in a motor-cycle accident on the Annan to Kirtlebridge road near Landheads.
Born 1917 in Annan. Son of James Henry Tinning and Nicholas (Carruthers) Tinning of 8 Murray Street, Annan. Husband of Gladys May (Bennett) Tinning of South Shields, County Durham and of Hanworth, Middlesex who he married in 1941 in South Shields.
Died on Service on 3 August 1942 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)


TYSON, J. D. Royal Engineers.
John Doloughan Tyson – age 21 – Corporal (1503847) 62 Chemical Warfare Company, Royal Engineers.
John was a member of Annan Town Choir and worked at the Cochrane & Company Works at Newbie before he joined the army in July 1939. His company landed at Le Havre in April 1940 and in mid-May they were in action near Bethune blowing bridges but by the end of the month they were operating as infantry at the Abbaye on Mont-de-Cats on the franco-belgian border. John was killed there.
Born 1918 in Whitehaven, Cumberland. Son of the late Matthew Tyson and of Kate R. (Doloughan) Tyson of Tweedie Terrace, Annan. Nephew of Mary E. Doloughan of Annan.
Missing in Action on 28 May 1940 and named on the Dunkirk Memorial, France.
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WILKIN, R. Royal Air Force.
Robert Wilkin – age 27 – Sergeant/Air Gunner (516847) 90 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.
Robert was born in Annan but the family moved to Innerleithen, Peebleshire when he was a boy. He returned and started his apprenticeship as a painter in Annan before he joined the RAF in 1932.
90 Squadron were equipped with the Boeing B17 Flying Fortress and Robert's aircraft had taken off from RAF Kinloss in Moray for a raid on the German Battleship “Admiral Scheer” at Oslo harbour in Norway but the aircraft was attacked by a German fighter. The Fortress managed to return and crash landed at Kinloss but Robert had been killed.
Born 1914 in Annan. Son of the late John Wilkin and of Janet (Newall) Wilkin of 19 Carlisle Place and of Kelhead, Annan.
Killed in Action on 8 September 1941 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Innerleithen and Peebles War Memorials.
(Thanks for that, Mike)


WILLACY, D. L. Royal Air Force.
David Lewis Willacy – age 25 – Sergeant/Pilot (1014571) 59 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
David had been educated at Annan and Dumfries Academies before he served his apprenticeship as a seed potato merchant. He was employed in Dumfries for six years and for much of that time was a traveller. A keen footballer, he played both for Queen of the South and for Preston North End. He enlisted in 1939 and had just returned from flight training in Canada. He was at 59 OTU at RAF Crosby-on-Eden (Carlisle) when his Hawker Hurricane crashed in Conheath Wood, Glencaple, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire.
Born 1916 in Barrow-in-Furnace, Lancashire. Son of the late Thomas and Margaret Jane (Hill) Willacy of Moat Road, Annan. Husband of Edna (Cookson) Willacy of 9 Browning Road, Ribbleton, Preston, Lancashire who he married in 1940 in Preston.
Killed on Service on 1 September 1941 and buried in Annan Cemetery. (CWG)


WILLIAMSON, M. A. Royal Artillery.
Matthew Adamson Williamson – age 30 – Gunner (1568380) 276 Battery, 88th Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
276 Battery joined the 88th in Sicily in September 1943 and by October were in the Foggia area of Italy.
Born 1913 in Annan. Son of John and Elizabeth (Adamson) Williamson of Annan. Husband of Thomasina (Carruthers) Williamson of Annan who he married in 1939 in Annan.
Killed in Action on 20 April 1944 and buried in Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.


WOODMAN, J. S. C. Royal Navy.
John Scott Woodman – age 37 – Seaman (LT/X 98408) H.M. Trawler “Lord Lloyd” Royal Naval Reserve (Patrol Service)
John was a fisherman. He was serving on the mine sweeper “Lord Lloyd” in Scapa Flow, Orkney when he was lost overboard.
Born 1906 in Annan. Son of the late Thomas Woodman and of Elisabeth (Scott) Woodman. Husband of Jane (Davidson) Woodman of Lower Kenziels, Annan who he married in 1932 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 25 January 1943 and named on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: John Doloughan Tyson Reply with quote

Ken,

Thanks for unearthing John Doloughan Tyson who I have now entered on the Whitehaven Roll of Honour.

We were previously unaware of him due to the whole family having moved away.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 8:04 pm    Post subject: New Metal edging Reply with quote

At some time since 2020 some smart new metal edging has been added around the base of the memorial. I got photographs while I was there today which are to be posted on https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/136420/

Also there is a smart new Annan History website- from that (https://www.annanthehistorytown.org/wartime-annan/war-memorial ) I note the following-

The bronze sculpture of the soldier was by Henry Price, who also sculpted the war memorial in Maxwelltown, Dumfries. The rest of the work, including the Creetown granite pedestal, was carried out by Orlando Rae of James Rae and Sons, Annan, whose great nephew Peter Rae maintains the monument to this day.
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