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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: WW1 Pte. 2866 Wm. SLEATER, H.L.I. 17th. Bn. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 4th. January, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
SLEATER
.- Previously reported wounded and missing on the 18th November, 1916, now officially presumed killed on that date, No. 2866 Private W. Sleater, H.L.I., aged 23, son of the late Mr. W. Sleater and Mrs. Sleater, Barassie Terrace, Troon."


SDGW - Born Kilmarnock; Enlisted Troon.
He is not listed at Kilmarnock War Memorial.


SNWM - WW1
Surname SLEATER
Forename William
Rank Pte
Service number 2866
Decoration
Place of birth Kilmarnock
Date of death 18 November 1916
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 17th Bn.

CWGC - SLEATER, William
Rank: Private.
Service No: 2866.
Date of Death: 18/11/1916.
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 17th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Tpr. Robert DEWAR, Household Bn. Reply with quote

Despite the lack of middle initials on the memorial I can't see who else the inscription refers to.
SDGW - Born Kelvin. Lived Troon. Enlisted Troon. Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps).

1901 Census Lanarks., Glasgow, Kelvin:- 80 Park Road, listed R.F. Murray Dewar (14), message boy, born Glasgow, nephew of householder Jane Murray (45), single, born Rothes, Morayshire. A Wm. Murray (4), born Troon, Ayrshire, also described as nephew is another household member.

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 26th February, 1918.
"Deaths on Service.
DEWAR.-
Killed in action, 31st January, Trooper Robert J.M. Dewar, eldest son of the late James Dewar, 14 Allan Street, Dalmarnock, Glasgow.
DEWAR.- Killed in action, 31st January, Trooper Robert J.M. Dewar, beloved husband of Elizabeth Mackie, Troon, Ayrshire." (Consecutive notices.)


SNWM - WW1
Surname DEWAR
Forename Robert James Murray
Rank Tpr
Service number 2813
Decoration
Place of birth Kelvin
Date of death 31 January 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY
Other detail latterly 1940 Household Bn.

CWGC - DEWAR, R.J.M.
Rank: Trooper.
Service No: 1940.
Date of Death: 31/01/1918.
Regiment/Service: Household Battalion formerly Ayrshire Yeomanry
Grave Reference: II. B. 27.
Cemetery: MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX
Additional Information:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - George Fernie Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: FERNIE
Initials: G G
Rank: Acting Bombardier
Regiment: Canadian Field Artillery
Unit: 1st Bde.
Date of Death: 09/101/1916
Service no: 40902
Grave reference: II. F. 18
Cemetery: POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 20 October 1916

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - Robert Yates Guthrie Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: GUTHRIE
First names: Robert Yates
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Unit: "C" Coy. 17th Bn
Age: 34
Date of Death: 18/07/1916
Service no: 15597
Additional information: Son of James and Annie Yates Guthrie. Born at Troon, Ayrshire
Grave reference: A. Old 38
Cemetery: TROON CEMETERY, AYRSHIRE

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 28 July 1916


(will try and get a better copy of newspaper article)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:59 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - Robert Currie Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: CURRIE
First name: Robert
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Service no: 11543
Memorial reference: Pier and Face 3 C
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 8 September 1916

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:04 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - George Campbell Reply with quote

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Name: CAMPBELL
Initial: G
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Unit: "A" Coy. 12th Bn
Date of Death: 13/08/1916
Service no: 18276
Grave reference: VIII. J. 4
Cemetery: FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 8 September 1916

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:31 am    Post subject: Troon Memorial - William Stevenson Reply with quote

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Name: STEVENSON
Initial: W
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: "D" Coy. 1st/5th Bn
Age: 36
Date of Death: 04/08/1916
Service no: 7350
Additional information: Son of the late James and Maggie Stevenson, of Irvine, Ayrshire; husband of Agnes H Jenkins (formerley Stevenson, nee Curlett), of Whitesmiths Arms, Southgate St., Gloucester
Grave reference: A. 14
Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 1 September 1916

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:20 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. Hugh Rodger, Canadians. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 28th August, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
RODGER.-
Killed in action on 16th August, Pte. Hugh Rodger, Canadian Infantry, third son of the late Hugh and Isabella Rodger, Troon, Ayrshire."

SNWM - WW1
Surname RODGER
Forename Hugh
Rank Pte
Service number 736718
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 16 August 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Unit name 16th BATTALION, CANADIAN SCOTTISH.

CWGC - RODGER, Hugh
Rank: Private.
Service No: 736718.
Date of Death: 16/08/1917. Age: 39.
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 16th Bn. (Manitoba Regt.)
Panel Reference:
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Isabella Rodger.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:36 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Rfn. John M. Kennedy, New Zealanders. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 27th. June, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
KENNEDY.-
Killed in action on 7th June, Rifleman John M. Kennedy, New Zealand Rifles, aged 37, second son of W.C. Kennedy, Pladda View, Troon."

SNWM - WW1
Surname KENNEDY
Forename John McMorland
Rank Rfn
Service number 20169
Decoration
Place of birth Ayrshire
Date of death 7 June 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

CWGC - KENNEDY, J. McMorland
Rank: Rifleman.
Service No: 20169.
Date of Death: 07/06/1917. (Killed in action.)
Regiment/Service:New Zealand Rifle Brigade 3rd Bn. 3rd (Rifle) Brigade.
Panel Reference: (Stone 36.)
Memorial: MESSINES RIDGE (N.Z.) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Troon Memorial - John Taylor Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: TAYLOR
First names: John McF
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Service no: 7159
Memorial reference: Panel 72 to 75
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 6 Aug 1915
"TROON MEN IN THE FIGHTING
MISSING AND WOUNDED

Pte John Taylor, 5th R.S.F., killed, whose wife resides at Burn Street, Bonhill, was 24 years of age and a native of Campbeltown. He was employed at Troon"

The 1901 Scottish census shows John living with his parents and siblings at Crossleggie, Southend Road, Campbeltown.

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows John enlisted in Troon.

The register of soldiers effects shows the War Gratuity was paid to John's widow Agnes. John and Agnes were married on 29 January 1915 at 14 Burn Street, Bonhill, Dumbarton. John was in the army and his usual address was Cambusbarron, Stirling

John is also on the Campbeltown Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Alexander Thom age 36 Private (13329) 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
David had been a Railway Fireman at Dumfries where his father was an Engine Driver. He was living in Troon when he enlisted at Ayr. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915. (Source: SDGW and Medal Roll/Card)
Born 1879 in Dumfries. (Source: SNWM and GRoS Birth Register)
Son of William and Helen Thom of Dumfries.
Husband of Margaret Isabel (Paterson) Thom (later Mrs. Cowan) of 1 Collinan Terrace, Gillis Street, Troon, Ayrshire who he had married in 1901 in Kirkcudbright.
(Source:CWGC, Headstone Schedule and Army Registers of Soldiers effects)
Died of Wounds 13 May 1916.
Commonwealth War Grave Bethune Town Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:03 am    Post subject: WW1 - Smith, James O. (Lieut. Scottish Rifles) Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, November 8th., 1917. Deaths on Service notice:-
"SMITH.- Killed in action, on 2nd November, 1917, Second Lieutenant James Osborne (sic) Smith, aged 22 years, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Hugh W. Smith, Linnfern, Troon."

James Smith was born at 277 Albert Road, Glasgow, the eldest son of Hugh Wilson Smith, mechanical engineer, and Jane Ramsay Macfarlane. His birth was registered at Tradeston by his father on 1st. February, 1895 (644/13 0082). His middle name is spelt 'Osbourne' in the Register.

He was educated at Glasgow Academy and is commemorated on the Academy's WW1 Roll of Honour. He is also listed on the memorial plaque within Royal Troon Golf Club..
James initially saw service as a Trooper with the Ayrshire Yeomanry.


CWGC:- SMITH, J.O.
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 2/11/1917.
Regiment/Service: 1st/7th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY.
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Sweet, of "Mavourneen", Old Fort Rd., Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.

Listed SNWM:- Lieut. James Osbourne Smith, 7th. Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 2.11.1917

James' father died in 1918 and is buried at Troon.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRICKWORTH, C. F.
This man is named as BRINKWORTH, FRED. on the memorial from the former Townhead Church in Dumfries - together with his brother William.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1056

BRINKWORTH, FRED.
Charles Frederick Brinkworth age 36 Private (9346 & 201707) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles had been employed by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company at Troon in Ayrshire before he went to Antofagsta in Chile in October 1912 to be an engine driver. He returned to enlist, landing at Liverpool in February 1915. and as Private (20991) joined the 7th KOSB in France in October 1915. He was wounded in May 1916 and when recovered he was sent to Egypt, joining the 1/5th KOSB in April 1917.
(Source: D&G Standard 12/5/1917 p.2, Passenger lists, Medal Roll/Card and Sons of Galloway)
Born 1882 in Coventry Warwickshire. (Source: SNWM and GRO Birth Index)
Son of the late Walter Roland Brinkworth and of Susan (Gracie) Brinkworth of 6 Linden Grove, Dumfries.
(Source: 1881 census and D&G Standard 12/5/1917 p.2)
Husband of Margaret (Cowan) Brinkworth of 35 Bank Street, Troon, Ayrshire who he married in 1904 in Troon.
(Source: CWGC and GRoS Marriage Register)
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Troon War Memorial and on the G&SW Railway memorial now in Ayr Station.

1901 census Troon. Charles F. Brinkworth, age 19 born England was a "Railway Stoker"
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:42 pm    Post subject: Arthur Cross GH Reply with quote

Arthur George Cross Cpl S/5687 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Hadstow,Cornwall e Ayr Age 21 Died of Wounds F&F 20/06/1916 Son of Arthur George and Emily Goss, of School House, Whitwick, Leicester. Native of Padstow, Cornwall. Evening Times has 20th. Bethune Town Cemetery Fr 0080 Plot V Row E Grave 54 Evening Times 13-7-16 Page 5: Photo Daily Record 11-07-16 P4: Troon
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew Storrar
Birth Place: Barrhead, Renfrewshire
Residence: Glasgow
Death Date: 27 May 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Battalion: 9th Battalion
Regimental Number: 351547
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.
The 1901 census finds the Storrar family living at 17 Winton St Ardrossan Ayrshire
Father Robert Storrar . age 47 Born Ballgeadie, Kinrosshire 1844 a Spirit Merchant to trade
Mother Agnes (Buchanan) Storrar age 48 born 1842 Fifeshire
Elizabeth Storrar age 23 born 1868 England - a Spirit Shop Woman
Isabella B Storrar age 21 Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire working as a Dressmaker to trade.
Robert Storrar age 19 Born 1872 Glasgow, Lanarkshire working as a Tailor's Apprentice
Ellen M Storrar age 17 Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire
And Andrew Storrar age 6 Born Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
Andrew must have been living at Troon Ayrshire during WW1 as he is commemorated on the War memorial there, He is not commemorated at his birth Town of Barrhead.
Andrew is commemorated on the Arras Memorial Plot: Bay 1 and 2. Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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