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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - Private Peter Steele Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 1 Oct 1915
"Mrs Rennie, 97 Templehill, Troon, on Thursday last received official intimatiion of the death from wounds of her brother, Private Peter Steele, 1/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was wounded in the fighting on 13th July last. Private Steele, who was 41 years of age, was a member of the Troon Volunteer Company twenty years ago, and for a number of years had no connection with it, but rejoined on 9th August of last year. In civilian life he was employed as a plater's helper at the Troon yard of the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company."
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:34 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - Thomas L Drummond Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 6 August 1915
"Troon Men Wounded and Missing - Thomas Lindsay Drummond, A.B. Clyde, 2070 R.N.V.R., serving in the Nelson Battalion and drafted from the Benbow Battalion of the 1st R.N. Brigade, is reported as missing in action near the Dardanelles on 13th July. Drummond, who was 19 years of age, was a baker with Troon Co-operative Society. He joined in November, and was home at the New Year. In a letter dated 6th July, and received by his folks, who reside at Sidehead, Barassie Street, he stated that he was well."
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - William Briggs Reply with quote

Newspaper article September 10 1915
"KILLED IN ACTION
PRIVATE WM BRIGGS, TROON
Mr Thomas Briggs, Lochgreen, Troon, received a letter this week from Captain J.B. Cook, officer commanding D Company, 1/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers, informing him of the death of Private William Briggs, 1/5th R.S.F., at the Dardanelles, while the company occupied the firing line on 17th August. Referring to Private Briggs the Captain says in the letter "He did his part manfully and uncomplainingly gave up his life for King and country. We, his comrades who are left, trust some measure of comfort will come to you from this knowledge, and we join in offering our sincere sympathy with your sorrow" Private Briggs, who before the war, was a blacksmith in the shipyard at Troon, was formerly a member of the Troon Territorial Company, from which he retired after serving four years. He re-enlisted on 5th August of last year, was 25 years of age and was the eldest son of the family. As a golfer he was well-known, being a scratch player of the Troon Portland Club and during his membership he won most of the principal prizes in the club. Two years ago, at the opening of Dundonald Golf Club at Gailes, when the members of the Portland Golf Club lifted practically the whole of the prizes in the open competition then held, W. Briggs returned the best score. He was a very popular member of the Portland Club and regularly took part in the competitions, and his death is deeply deplored by fellow members"
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:07 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - John Gordon Reply with quote

Newspaper article September 10, 1915
"TROON CANADIAN MISSING
Corpl John Gordon(Canadians) Troon
Information has been received by his parent, who reside at 4 Collennan Terrace, Troon, that Corporal John Gordon, of the 1st Canadian Contingent, has been missing since 8th May, after action in France. Corporal Gordon, who was employed as a gardener in Toronto, left Troon about four years ago. He was a time expired man of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, and on 18th August last year he proceed to Ottawa and enlisted in Princess Patricia C.L.I. Corporal Gordon, who is about 32 years of age, is married, his wife and family of three children being located in Toronto"
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Troon Memorial - John Paterson Reply with quote

Uk Soldiers Died in the Great War stated John was born in Dundonald, resided in Troon and enlisted in Ayr

CWGC information

Name: PATERSON
Initial: J
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Unit: 7th Bn
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Service No: S/20732
Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 1
Cemetery: TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - William Thomson Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: THOMSON
First name: William
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
Unit: 49th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 04/10/1916
Service No: 160010
Additional Information: Son of William and Elizabeth Thomson, of 10, Welbeck Crescent, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Grave Reference: V. C. 22.
Cemetery: COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - David Watson Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: WATSON
First names: David Henry
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Unit: 2nd Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 01/10/1916
Service No: 8/2172
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. David Henry Watson, of Strathadon, Troon, Ayrshire, and the late David Henry Watson, of Glasgow.
Memorial: CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:00 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - John McCaig Reply with quote

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 8 October 1915





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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:03 am    Post subject: John A Martin Reply with quote

John A Martin Pte 241889 6th Gordon Highlanders b Troon,Ayrshire e Ayr Age 20 Killed in Action F&F 23/07/1918 Son of Mrs. Annabella Martin, of 5, Yorke Place, Troon, Ayrshire. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Annabella. Soissons Memorial M. R. 18
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:07 am    Post subject: Alexander Ross? Could this be the man Reply with quote

Alexander Morrison Ross Pte 20966 11th Royal Warwickshire Regiment b Forres 29/01/1894 e Warwick r Troon 23 Died of Wounds F & F 29/04/1917 Son of William & Catherine (nee Kerr) Ross. Academy Lane, Forres. Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 369: Occ: Hairdresser: Born Elgin 29-1-1894. Worked at Stirling. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Euphimia McIlwraith. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 3 FG 6-6-17 3/3 FN 9-6-17 3/3 Forres & Troon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: CALDWELL, John - R.S.F. Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Could this be one of his brothers?
Surname CALDWELL.
Forename John
Rank Pte
Service number 7130
Decoration
Place of birth Troon.
Date of death 6 September 1915
Theatre of death Gallipoli
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail 1/5th Bn.


Expect it's the same fella I have just posted today as being listed on the Kilmarnock Memorial panel nr. 1. and bottom of page 21 in that thread. A few Caldwell's on the Killie panel.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Pte. 2807 Robert DALE, H.L.I. Reply with quote

Also appears on the Kilmarnock War Memorial.

SNWM - WW1
Surname DALE
Forename Robert
Rank Pte
Service number 2807
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 30 September 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail 2nd Bn.

SDGW - Enlisted Troon.

CWGC - DALE, Robert.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 2807.
Date of Death: 30/09/1918. Age: 30.
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. C. 10.
Cemetery: NOYELLES-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Dale, of 52, Portland St., Troon, Ayrshire.
Native of Kilmarnock.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:05 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - Percy G Symington Reply with quote

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 14 July 1916

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:14 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. James F. WATSON, Scottish Rifles. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 8th June, 1918.
"Deaths on Service. WATSON.- Killed in action on 25th April, Pte. James Fleming Watson, Scottish Rifles (late H.L.I.), beloved husband of Marion Howie, Portland Cottage, Troon, and son of the late James Watson, builder, Troon."


CWGC - WATSON, James Fleming
Rank: Private.
Service No: 43694.
Date of Death: 25/04/1918. Age: 39.
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A. (Stone 70 A.)
Memorial:TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Watson, of Troon; husband of Marion Howie Watson, of Portland Cottage, Troon, Ayrshire.

SNWM - WW1
Surname WATSON
Forename J F
Rank Pte
Service number 43194
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 25 April 1918
Theatre of death France
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 9th Bn.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:09 pm    Post subject: WW1 - 2nd. Lt. Tom MOORE, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry Reply with quote

CWGC - MOORE, Tom
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 15/06/1918. Age: 25.
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 1st/4th Bn.
Grave Reference: Plot 1. Row A. Grave 4.
Cemetery: BOSCON BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of David Moore, of Academy Street, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland.

SNWM - no trace.

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 26th June, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
MOORE.-
Killed in action in Italy on the 15th June, Second Lieut. Tom Moore, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, eldest son of David Moore, joiner, Academy Street, Troon."

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