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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last name on the WW1 section is

YOUNG, JOHN LAING PTE. BLACK WATCH.

Derek (Delboy) posted the following on the Muirkirk, Ayrshire thread:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=965
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Pte. John Y. Laing, Black Watch

(Glasgow Herald 23rd November 1914)
"Private John Laing of the Black Watch, who belongs to Creetown, Kirkcudbright, has succumbed to injuries in Cardiff hospital. He was in several engagements, and received dangerous bayonet wounds."

He is listed on the Muirkirk Memorial as Pte. John Y. Laing Black Watch


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Name: LAING
Initials: J Y
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 19/11/1914
Service No: 2472
Additional information: Only son of William L. Young, of 20, Portland Place, Stevenston, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: EB. 1A.
Cemetery: CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: James McNairnie, R.A.M.C. Reply with quote

He is recorded in the original CWGC record as McNairnie and this is the spelling later verified by his nok, together with their own surname details.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James McNairnie (CWGC) or McNearnie (SDGW & MIC) or McNarnie (Birth Cert.) Pte. 1780 3rd/1st Lowland Field Ambulance, RAMC does not appear on the SNWM but 16 of his colleagues do - all lost with the sinking of the Troopship "Royal Edward" in the Aegean.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1914 - 1918.

ARMSTRONG, CHARLES. PTE. AUSTRALIANS.
ASTLEY, HARRY. PTE. K.O.S.B.
BARR,ROBERT. PTE. K.O.S.B.
BLACK, JOHN ADAMSON. PTE. H.L.I.
BLAEN, JAMES. SGT. K.O.S.B.
BUTLER, FRANK. PTE. A.& S.H.
CALLANDER, ALEXANDER. L/CPL. LANCS.FUS.
CARSON, JAMES. SGT. K.O.S.B.
CHRISTIE, ANDREW. PTE. ROYAL FUS.
CULLEN, MURRAY. PTE. R.S.F.
DEWHURST, JOHN. PTE. AMERICANS.
DICKSON, JOHN. PTE. ROYAL SCOTS.
FRASER, WILLIAM. PTE A.& S.H.
GARROCH, PETER. PTE. CANADIANS.
GORDON, THOMAS. SUB-LIEUT. R.NAVY.
GREENSHIELDS, THOMAS. PTE. CANADIANS.
HAY, WILLIAM. SAPPER. R.E.
HALLIDAY, JOHN. SEAMAN. R.NAVY.
HALLIDAY, JOHN.L/CPL. CANADIANS.
HUNTER, JOHN. PTE. K.O.S.B.
INNES, JAMES. PTE. CANADIANS.
IRVING, HUGH BLAIN. CPL. K.O.S.B.
JAMIESON, JAMES. PTE. K.O.S.B.
KIRKPATRICK, JOSIAH FERGUSON. PTE. CANADIANS.
LONGRIDGE, DAVID JOHN. CPL. SEAFORTHS.
LUPTON, PERCY. SEAMAN. R.NAVY.
LUPTON, JEFFREY. PTE. H.L.I.
MACDONALD, ALEXANDER. SGT. CANAD'NS.
MARR, ROBERT. PTE. A.S.C.
MATTHEWSON, JOHN. PTE. A.& S.H.
MUIR, ROBERT. PTE. SEAFORTHS.
M'CHEYNE, ROBERT. PTE. CANADIANS.
M'DAVID, JAMES CLYMONT MAITLAND. L/SGT. K.O.S.B.
M'DAVID, JOHN RAE. PTE. BLACK WATCH.
M'DILL, ROBERT CECIL. PTE. SEAFORTHS.
M'DOWALL, ARCHIBALD. PTE. H.L.I.
M'DOWALL, WILLIAM. L/CPL. KING'S ROYAL RIFLES.
M'DOWALL, ALEXANDER. PTE. A.& S.H.
M'LELLAN, JOHN. PTE. K.O.S.B.
M'MANUS, JAMES. PTE. K.O.S.B.
M'NEARNIE, JAMES. PTE. LOWLAND FIELD AMB.
M'NEARNIE, ALEXANDER. PTE. H.L.I.
O'HARA, ROBERT. PTE. A.& S.H.
RAINSFORD-HANNAY, RAMSAY. CAPTAIN. 45th RATTRAY'S SIKHS.
SCOTT, ADAM. PTE. K.O.S.B.
SCOTT, JAMES ALEXANDER. PTE. K.O.S.B.
SIMPSON, HARRY. PTE. ROYAL SCOTS.
STRACHAN, ROBERT HORNALL. L/CPL. H.L.I.
TEMPLETON, PETER. L/CPL. R.S.F.
THOMSON, ALEXANDER. PTE. SCOTS GUARDS.
THOMSON, WILLIAM. L/CPL. ROYAL SCOTS.
THOMSON, BESSIE. NURSE. KIRKMABRECK V.A.D.
VERNON, PETER. PTE. CYCLIST CORPS.
VERNON, JAMES. PTE. ROYAL SCOTS.
VERNON, DAVID JOHN RUMSAY. CPL. LOND.SCOT.
WHAN, DAVID. PTE. ROYAL SCOTS.
WILSON, ADAM. PIPER. H.L.I.
YOUNG, JOHN LAING. PTE. BLACK WATCH.

1939 - 1945.

BELL, ROBERT ALEXANDER. L/CPL. K.O.S.B.
BROWN, ALEXANDER. FLT.SGT. R.A.F.
BRYCE, JAMES A. TPR. R.A.C. (final name on memorial)
FRASER, WILLIAM. SGT. R.A.F.
GIRGAN, JOHN TOM. PTE. K.O.S.B.
LAING, WILLIAM B. O/S. R.N.
McCALL, HUGH. W/OFF. R.A.F.
McDOWALL, WILLIAM BARR. DVR. R.A.O.C.
McGUFFIE, ANTHONY WELSH. DVR. R.E.
McKIE, ARCHIBALD C. LAC. R.A.F.
McKIE, WILLIAM. L/S. R.N.
McLELLAN, DAVID. T.SGT. K.O.S.B.
SALMOND, ETHEL C. ACW1. W.A.A.F.
VERNON, JAMES. PTE. K.O.S.B.

Girgan, McLellan and Vernon - all 7th (Airborne) KOSB, were killed at Arnhem.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: WW1 Reply with quote

ARMSTRONG, CHARLES. PTE. AUSTRALIANS.
Charles Armstrong, Private (1511) 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry. Age 37.
Charles was born and educated in Creetown. He served with the local volunteers, the Galloway Rifles, for 13 years and for a year with the Territorial 5th KOSB before emigrating to Australia. He enlisted in November 1914 in Liverpool, NSW and sailed from Sydney in February 1915. He was killed during the initial landings by the 1st Australian Division at what was to become known as ANZAC Beach.
Born 1878 in Blairs Croft, Kirkmabreck. Son of Elizabeth Armstrong of Orchars, New Galloway (Girthon Parish)
Missing in Action on 25 April 1915 and named on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


ASTLEY, HARRY. PTE. K.O.S.B.
Harry or Henry Astley, Private (23875) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 33.
Harry was a clerk in the Scottish Granite Company offices in Creetown when he enlisted in June 1916. He served at Arras.
Born 1884 in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Thomas and Margaret (Whalan) Astley of Upper Bagbie, Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Husband of Helen (Dunbar) Astley of Waterloo Terrace, Creetown who he married in 1909 in Glasgow.
Killed in action on 3 June 1917 and buried in Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St. Lauent-Blangy, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial (as Harry Ashley)


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BARR, ROBERT. PTE. K.O.S.B.
Robert Barr, Private (35594) 169th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly Private (22836) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 23.
Robert tried to enlist in August 1914 but was classified as medically unfit. He was employed in an engineering works in Glasgow but returned home when his health broke down and became a temporary Postman in Creetown. He re-enlisted in December 1915 and was mobilised in February 1916 in the second-line battalion of the KOSB before being transferred to the MGC. He went to France in June 1916 and joined his company in July, serving on the Somme.
Born 1893 in Kirkmabreck. Son of John and Jane (Carson) Barr of Harbour Street and of Lurline Cottage, Creetown.
Missing in action on 15 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Ewart School Memorial in Newton Stewart.


BLACK, JOHN ADAMSON. PTE. H.L.I.
John Adamson Black, Lance Corporal (4783) 1/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 20.
John was employed in the Newton Stewart Branch of the National Bank of Scotland when he enlisted in September 1915. He was killed on the Somme.
Born 1896 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of the Rev. Alexander Wilson Black and of Isabella (Patrick) Black of the United Free Church Manse, Creetown.
Missing in action on 1 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Ewart School Memorial in Newton Stewart, the Creetown U. F. Church memorial now in Kirkmabreck Parish Church and on the National Bank of Scotland memorial now in the RBS Headquarters in Gogarburn, Edinburgh.


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BLAEN, JAMES. SGT. K.O.S.B.
James Blaen, Sergeant (29309) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 35.
James, a former member of the Territorials, enlisted in August 1914 and trained new recruits. He was posted initially to the 2nd KOSB in France.
Born 1882 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of James and Elizabeth (McMichael) Blaen of St. John Street, Creetown. Husband of Mary (Hyslop) Blaen of Adamson Square, Creetown who he married in 1913 in Dumfries.
Missing in action on 12 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


BUTLER, FRANK. PTE. A.& S.H.
Frank Butler, Private (S/11854) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Formerly Private (15609) Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 21.
Frank was a stone driller when he and his brother Lawrence (Private S/11853) enlisted the A&SH in December 1915. They were transferred to the Gordon Highlanders in April 1916 and joined the 1st Battalion in France before being posted to the 2nd Battalion in May.
Born 1895 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of Lawrence and Annie (Macken) Butler of Woodfall Cottages and of Mill Street, Creetown.
Killed in action on 1 July 1916 and buried in the Gordon Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.


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CALLANDER, ALEXANDER. L/CPL. LANCS. FUS.
Alexander Callander, Lance Corporal (63353) 16th Battalion (2nd Salford) Lancashire Fusiliers. Formerly Private (2266) Lanarkshire Yeomanry. Acting Corporal (20024) Leinster Regiment and Acting Corporal (424804) Labour Corps. Age 33.
In 1911 Alexander was a draper, and he and his wife Ellen were living at 81 Dartmouth Road, Hendon in London when he enlisted in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in September 1914. He was posted to the 6th Leinsters in Salonica in northern Greece before being transferred to the Labour Corps and then the Lancashire Fusiliers in France. Alexander was killed at the farm known as Swiss Cottage near Joncourt.
Born 1885 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of James and Margaret (Conchar) Callander of Lennies, Creetown. Husband of Ellen Sophia (Chapman) Callander of Hastings, Sussex who he married in 1910 in Hastings.
Killed in action on 2 October 1918 and buried in Joncourt East British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Also listed on the Creetown U.F. Church memorial now in Kirkmabreck Parish Church.


CARSON, JAMES. SGT. K.O.S.B.
James Carson, Sergeant (4400 & 2411150) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 28.
James was a cattleman. He enlisted in June 1915 and joined his battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine where he was wounded at Gaza. James was reportedly suffocated while on service near Jaffa.
Born 1889 in Carsluith, Kirkmabreck. Son of William and Helen or Nellie (Harper) Carson of Abbey Wood, Creetown.
Died on active service on 14 January 1918 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.


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CHRISTIE, ANDREW. PTE. ROYAL FUS.
Andrew Christie, Private (G/69310) 2/2nd (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment. (Royal Fusiliers) Formerly Private (T4/056922) Army Service Corps. Age 29.
Andrew had been a butcher in Creetown and was employed in Troon, Ayrshire when he enlisted in the ASC in October 1914. He went to France early in 1916 and at some point was transferred to the London Regiment.
Born 1889 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Son of Andrew and Agnes (Campbell) Christie of Creetown. Husband of Agnes (Dalzell) Christie of High Street, Irvine, Ayrshire who he married in 1912 in Irvine.
Killed in action on 21 March 1918 and buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Irvine War Memorial.


CULLEN, MURRAY. PTE. R.S.F.
Murray Cullen, Private (22879) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 34.
Murray was a labourer with the Glasgow Corporation and was living at 153 Oxford Street, Glasgow when he enlisted in November 1915. He had previously served for 4 years with the Galloway Rifles and a year with the 5th KOSB Territorials. He was mobilised in March 1916 and in September joined the 8th RSF in Salonica, northern Greece, where he contracted dysentery and in December was evacuated to hospital in Manchester. In May 1917 he was posted to the 1st RSF and then the 2nd RSF in France where he served until taken ill and evacuated to hospital in Eastbourne in March 1918. He returned to France in August and was posted to the 1st RSF on 3 September 1918.
Born 1884 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of Janet Cullen. Adopted son of William and Catherine (Hawthorne) Galloway of Woodfall Cottage, Creetown.
Missing in action on 18 September 1918 and named on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


DEWHURST, JOHN. PTE. AMERICANS.
John Dewhurst, Private First Class, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division, U.S. Army. Age 25.
John lived with his family in Creetown where his father was a blacksmith at the quarries before they emigrated to America (probably to the town of Red Granite in Wisconsin). John worked at Larg Farm, Creetown.
Born 1893 in West Ward, Westmorland. Son of William and Henrietta (Stewart) Dewhurst of Creetown.
Killed in action on 22 July 1918 and buried in the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France.


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DICKSON, JOHN. PTE. ROYAL SCOTS.
John Dickson, Private (273025) 13th Battalion, Royal Scots. Age 20.
John was working as a storeman and living at 2 Pollock Road, Yoker when he enlisted in Clydebank in December 1915. He was mobilised as Private (1937) in the 2/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry in June 1916 and was transferred to the Royal Scots in France on 8 April 1917.
Born 1897 in Kirkmabreck. Son of William and Grace (Blane) Dickson of Kirkdale Bank, Carsluith, Creetown. John enlisted in June 1915.
Missing in action on 1 August 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


FRASER, WILLIAM. PTE. A.& S.H.
William John Fraser, Private (44048) 73rd Company, Machine Gun Corps. Age 23.
William was a quarryman when he enlisted as Private (S/15612) in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in December 1915. He was transferred to the MGC in July 1916 and went to France in the August.
Born 1894 in Kirkmabreck. Son of Simon and Mary Jane (Sheridan) Fraser of St. John Street, Creetown.
Missing in action on 12 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Creetown U.F. Church Memorial now in Kirkmabreck Parish Church.


GARROCH, PETER. PTE. CANADIANS.
Peter Garroch, Private (781099) 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. Age 38.
Peter was farming at Drinkwater, Saskatchewan when he enlisted in November 1915 at Moose Jaw. He had served with the Galloway Rifles for 10 years and had worked at Carsluith Mill, Creetown before emigrating to Canada. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in August 1916 and joined his battalion in France in November.
Born 1879 in Kirkinner, Wigtownshire. Son of Peter and Agnes (Halbert) Garroch of St. John Street, Creetown.
Killed in action on 22 March 1917 and buried in Ecoivers Military Cemetery, Mont-St.Eloi, France.


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GORDON, THOMAS. SUB-LIEUT. R.NAVY.
Thomas Gordon, Sub-Lieutenant: Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Hughli", Royal Naval Reserve. Age 41.
Born 1877 in Kirkmabreck. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (McCormick) Gordon of Dairyfield, Creetown. Husband of Agnes (Callander) Gordon of Albert Street, Newton Stewart. Thomas had served in the Mercantile Marine for 22 years when, in May 1918, he joined the RNR Salvage Section and was posted to the Salvage Tug "Hughli". He was drowned when the "Hughli" sank off Nieuport, Belgium.
Lost at sea on 26 April 1919 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
(historicalrfa.org gives the cause as "hit a mine". naval-history.net gives "capsized during a storm")


GREENSHIELDS, THOMAS. PTE. CANADIANS.
Thomas Greenshields, Private (187584) 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Age 20.
Thomas and his brother Hugh (Private, 187583) enlisted together and, although they served in different battalions, both were wounded at the Somme in October 1916. Thomas, however, died of his wounds in the 9th Casualty Clearing Station at Contay..
The brothers were farming at Crystal City, Manitoba when they enlisted in Winnipeg in November 1915. In May 1916 they sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia for Liverpool and Thomas joined his battalion in France on 8 September 1916. Hugh had joined the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles.
Born 1896 in Dromore Cottages, Anwoth Parish. Son of Walter and Maggie (Paton) Greenshields of Dromore Station Cottages (now known as Gatehouse Station) The Dromore Cottages were on the boundary of Anwoth and Kirkmabreck Parishes and appear on the census returns for both.
Died of wounds on 18 October 1916 and buried in Contay British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on the Anwoth Parish Church memorial, now in Gatehouse-of-Fleet Parish Church, on the Anwoth and Girthon Parishes War Memorial in Gatehouse and on the Crystal City War Memorial in Manitoba.
Hugh Greenshields was transferred to the 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry in May 1917 but was wounded twice more and was sent back to Canada in August 1918. He was in hospital in Manitoba until he was discharged from the army in April 1919. Hugh died on 19 July 1974 in the Queen Mary Veterans Hospital in Montreal, Quebec.


HALL, WILLIAM. SAPPER. R.E.
William Hall, Sapper (262225) 324th Quarrying Company, Royal Engineers. Age 50.
William had previously served 12 years in Army. He was living at 98 Garngadhill, was employed by Glasgow Corporation and, although over age, he re-enlisted and served on the Western Front. William died of illness in the 18th Casualty Clearing Station at Lampugnoy.
Born 1867 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of John and Agnes (McCafferty) Hall Of Creetown.
Died on active service on 8 January 1918 and buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France.

According to a thread on the Great War Forum there were, by 11 November 1918, 13 Quarrying Companies in France.


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HALLIDAY, JOHN. SEAMAN. R.NAVY.
John Halliday, Stoker (K18028) HMS Goliath, Royal Navy. Age 20.
John was a farm servant when he joined the navy in 1913. He was posted to the “Goliath” in July 1914.
Born 1895 in Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel and Jane (Shennan) of Park Crescent, Creetown.
Killed in action/Lost at Sea on 13 May 1915 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
The battleship "Goliath" was torpedoed and sunk by a Turkish torpedo boat destroyer off Cape Helles, Gallipoli.


HALLIDAY, JOHN. L/CPL. CANADIANS.
John Halliday, Lance Corporal (77594) 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Age 36.
John was a Ship's Master and was in port in Canada when war was declared. He enlisted in November 1914 in Victoria, British Columbia, naming his uncle, John Halliday of St. John Street, Creetown, as his next of kin. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in February 1915, went to France in May and was posted to the 16th Battalion in July.
Born 1880 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of Margaret Halliday and step-son of James Hornall of Barholm Street, Creetown.
Killed in action between 8 and 9 October 1916 and buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France.


HUNTER, JOHN. PTE. K.O.S.B.
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John Irving Hunter, Private (41626) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Formerly Private (21809) Highland Light Infantry. Age 33.
Born 1883 in Mark Farm, Kirkmabreck. Son of Thomas and Grace (Irving) Hunter.
Missing in action on 1 August 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Creetown U.F. Church Memorial now in Kirkmabreck Parish Church.


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INNES, JAMES. PTE. CANADIANS.
James Innes, Private (29108) 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) Canadian Infantry. Age 29.
James and his brother William John Innes (29561) were serving in the militia unit, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada when they enlisted initially in August 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia and then in September in Valcartier, Quebec. They sailed from Canada in October.
A member of No.8 Platoon, No.2 Company, James was shot in the temple while on look-out in Post number 3.1
Born 1885 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of Margaret Innes of Cuil Wood, Creetown and later of Woodside Cottage, Palnure, Minnigaff, KIrkcudbrightshire.
Killed in action on 7 March 1915 and buried in the Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France.
Also named on the Stronord School Memorial in the Outdoor Centre, Minnigaff.
William John Innes suffered multiple wounds on 30 April 1916 and was evacuated to hospital in England before being sent back to Canada in December 1917. He was discharged from the army in February 1918 and went to live in Mimico near Toronto. William died on 4 June 1963 in Westminster Hospital, London, Ontario.


IRVING, HUGH BLAIN. CPL. K.O.S.B.
Hugh Blain Irving, Corporal (S/11729) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 23.
Hugh had enlisted as Private (871) in the 5th King's Own Scottish Borderers Territorials in October 1911 and worked with the Scottish Granite Company in the Creetown quarries. He was mobilised in August 1914 and served with the 2/5th KOSB until March 1916. He joined the 1st Gordons in France in June 1916.
Born 1894 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of George McDougal Irving and Jane Templeton (Blain) Irving of 38 English Street, Dumfries.
Missing in action on 14 June 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Creetown U.F. Church Memorial now in Kirkmabreck Parish Church.


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JAMIESON, JAMES. PTE. K.O.S.B.
James Jamieson, Private (25519) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 40.
James enlisted in July 1916. He was killed during an air-raid on the Casualty Clearing Station where he was being treated for his wounds.
Born 1877 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of Robert and Mary (Hamilton) Jamieson of Creetown. Husband of Jessie McQueen (Robb) Jamieson of Corwar, Minnigaff and later of Woodside Cottage, Palnure, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed on active service on 3 September 1917 and buried in Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Creetown U.F. Church Memorial now in Kirkmabreck Parish Church and on the Minnigaff Parish War Memorial.


KIRKPATRICK, JOSIAH FERGUSON. PTE. CANAD'NS.
Josiah Ferguson Kirkpatrick, Private (127573) 44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Age 24.
Josiah was living with his sister at Bell Street, Ingersoll, Ontario when he enlisted at Woodstock in November 1915.
Born 1893 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of John Gillespie Kirkpatrick and of Mary (Alexander) Kirkpatrick of Creetown.
Killed in action on 3 June 1917 and buried in Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St.Vaast, France.
Also named on the Ingersoll War Memorial in Ontario.


LONGRIDGE, DAVID JOHN. CPL. SEAFORTHS.
David John Longridge, Lance Corporal (9329) 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Age 32.
David had worked in the Creetown quarries before he joined the army. In 1911 he was serving with the 1st Seaforths in India. In August 1914, as a reservist, he was mobilised and landed with the 2nd Battalion at Boulogne on 23 August 1914. He was wounded in November and evacuated to hospital in Bedford, and wounded again in April 1915. At some point he re-joined his old battalion and in December 1915 went with them to Basra where he accidentally drowned.
Born 1885 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of James and Agnes (McWhirter) Longridge of Burnside Cottage, Creetown.
Died on active service on 8 June 1917 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.


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LUPTON, PERCY. SEAMAN. R.NAVY.
Percy Lupton, Ordinary Seaman (J/66647) HMS Magic, Royal Navy. Age 19.
Percy enlisted in February 1917 and joined the destroyer “Magic” in December. He was killed when his ship hit a mine, which blew off her bows, near Fanad Head, Co. Donegal , Ireland. She was towed to Lough Swilly.
Born 1898 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of Richard and Elizabeth (Carson) Lupton of Mill Street, Creetown.
Killed on active service/Lost at Sea on 10 April 1918 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.


LUPTON, JEFFREY. PTE. H.L.I.
Jeffrey Lupton, Private (18312) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 24.
Jeff had been a member of the Territorials but his time had expired, however he re-enlisted in 1915. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1891 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck. Son of Robert and Janet (Kelly) Lupton of St. John Street, Creetown.
Missing in action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


MACDONALD, ALEXANDER. SGT. CANAD'NS.
Alexander McMillan MacDonald, Meritorious Service Medal, Sergeant (472155) 54th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Age 29.
Alexander had been a clerk at Creetown Station and had worked in the traffic manager's office in Stranraer before emigrating to Canada. He was a clerk at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when he enlisted there in July 1915. He was killed at Cambrai. His award of the MSM was announced in January 1919.
Born 1889 in Dunscore, Dumfriesshire. Son of Robert Kinnear McDonald and of Jessie (McMillan) McDonald of Cuil Wood Cottage and of Knockeans, Creetown. Husband of Vida MacDonald of Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Killed in action on 27 September 1918 and buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquion, France.


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