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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Kelton Church - Rhonehouse Reply with quote

Apologies for the darkness of these photos of the War Memorial in Kelton Church.




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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great posting - I have suspected that there was a memorial in this church but had not managed to get there when it would be open.
This memorial is not listed on UKNIWM.
I presume that this is the church at OS Map Ref: NX 759 603 - if not, please let us know.
Does anyone know if there is a WW2 memorial for Kelton? Perhaps a plaque or framed roll of honour?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The church in question is Kelton church Rhonehouse at OS Map Ref NX 759 603. There are no other memorials inside the church and the WW2 casualties are listed on the Rhonehouse WW2 memorial in Rhonehouse village hall.

A photo of Kelton church.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MARSHALL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 17th Bn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 09/10/1917
Service No: 4157
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Jane Burns Marshall, of Rhone House, Kelton, Castle Douglas, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelton Parish covers most of the town of Castle Douglas as well as areas to the west of the town including the villages of Gelston and Rhonehouse.
Many of the men listed here are also listed on the various Castle Douglas Church memorials (M. Phillips, for example, is on the St. Ninian's Episcopal Church Memorial) so this might be a "civic" or parish memorial rather than a "church" memorial.

QUINTIN BONE, CPT. Royal Lancaster Regt. 19/9/1918 Gelston WM
E. BOULTON, PTE. 1/5th KOSB 21/11/1915 Rhonehouse WM
DAVID CALLANDER, PTE. 1/7th Royal Scots 24/11/1917 Auchencairn WM
JOSEPH CAVEN, L/CPL. 7th/8th KOSB 23/7/1918 Castle Douglas WM
JOHN DALRYMPLE, PTE. US Infantry 28/9/1918 Gelston WM
JOSEPH EDGAR, PTE. 1/5th RSF 11/5/1917 Rhonehouse WM
ROBERT EDGAR, L/CPL. 7th Camerons 9/4/1917 Rhonehouse WM
ROBERT EDGAR, PTE. 1st KOSB 1/7/1916 Rhonehouse WM
MALCOLM FERGUSON, PTE. 2nd KOSB 25/8/1918 Castle Douglas WM
WILLIAM GORDON, PTE. MGC attached Imperial Camel Corps 27/11/1917 Gelston WM
WILLIAM IRELAND, PTE. 7th/8th KOSB 23/7/1918 Castle Douglas WM
ROBERT JAMIESON, PTE. 13th Royal Scots 28/3/1918 Castle Douglas WM
FREDERICK LAURIE JOHNSTONE, CPT. King's Royal Rifles 29/8/1916 Gelston and Crossmichael WMs
HAMILTON LINDSAY, Gordon Highlanders 4/11/1918 Gelston WM
DAVID McDILL, PTE. Canadians 11/12/1915 Rhonehouse WM
JAMES McGAW, PTE. Cameron Highlanders 26/9/1915 Gelston and Borgue WMs
ROBERT McQUEEN, PTE. 7th/8th KOSB 19/8/1917 Castle Douglas WM
JAMES McVEE, PTE. 1/5th KOSB 12/7/1915 Gelston WM
WILLIAM McVINNIE, PTE. 1/6th Black Watch 6/4/1917 Rhonehouse WM
ADAM McWILLIAM, CPL. 6th KOSB 13/10/1917 Gelston WM
JAMES McWILLIAM, PTE. 1/5th KOSB 29/7/1918 Gelston WM
WILLIAM MARSHALL, PTE. Australians 9/10/1917 Rhonehouse WM
ARCHIBALD MOFFATT, Lt. Col. 2nd Border Regiment 16/5/1915 Parton WM
WILLIAM MURRAY, PTE. 1/9th HLI 27/9/1917 Castle Douglas WM
ALEXANDER NICHOLSON, PTE. 11th Royal Scots 9/4/1917 Rhonehouse WM
THOMAS NICHOLSON, L/CPL. 6th KOSB 25/9/1915 Rhonehouse WM
MAURICE PHILLIPS, CPT. 31 Battery, RFA 21/5/1915 Rhonehouse WM
ALEXANDER RAE, PTE. KOSB 6/5/1918 Buittle and Gelston WMs
WILLIAM McCOSKRY RAE, PTE. RSF 14/12/1918 Rhonehouse WM
JOHN HENRY RITCHIE, L/CPL. Canadians 22/7/1917 Gelston WM
HUGH SMITH, Driver. 381 Battery, RFA 18/11/1917 Castle Douglas WM
JAMES TURNBULL, PTE. 1/5th KOSB 12/7/1915 Gelston WM
ROBERT WATSON, PTE. 15th HLI 15/7/1917 Castle Douglas

Possibly JOHN WILSON on Crossmichael WM
See post below
ALEXANDER YOUNG, Stoker 1st Class, R.N. 31/5/1916 Borgue WM
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARCHIBALD SHIRVING WOOLERY MOFFATT
Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Bn. attached to 2nd Bn. Border Regiment.
Age: 47. Date of Death: 16/5/1915. Le Touret Memorial.
Son of the late James Moffatt of Ken Ervie, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Husband of Marjorie Moffat.

The Stewartry RoH has him as of Lochbank, Castle Douglas.
Commissioned in the Border Regiment 1889. Pre-war service in India (Waziri campaign) Burma and South Africa and awarded DSO
Killed at Festubert.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The John Wilson mentioned above is indeed the man on Crossmichael WM.

He is Sergeant John Wilson (34798) 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Age 27. He was killed on 9 April 1917 and is buried in the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ypres, Belgium.
Son of John and Agnes Wilson of Crossmichael and husband of Isabel Wilson of Rhonehouse.
Both he and his brother, James, worked for Glasgow Corporation Tramways and enlisted together in September 1914 in the 15th HLI.

James later transferred to the 9th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Lance Sergeant James Wison (30354) Military Medal, was killed on 3 May 1917 and is listed on the Arras Memorial.

Both brothers are listed on the two civic memorials and the Church Roll of Honour in Crossmichael but don't seem to be on the 15th HLI Memorial in the Transport Museum, Glasgow.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Both brothers are listed on the two civic memorials and the Church Roll of Honour in Crossmichael but don't seem to be on the 15th HLI Memorial in the Transport Museum, Glasgow.


Ken

Perhaps the 15th HLI memorial only lists men who died whilst serving in the battalion?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam - I think you are right, although on the "header" of the Memorial it reads:
Also of those members of the battalion who died while serving with other units.
But you can read that in a couple of ways.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dumfries & Galloway Standard of 21 June 1922 reports:
KELTON CHURCH MEMORIAL

Tablet Unveiled by Dr. Welsh.

The war memorial erected by the congregation of Kelton Parish Church was unveiled on Sunday by Dr. Welsh, Castle Douglas....
The service was conducted by the Rev. D. M. Henry, minister of the parish....
The memorial is a mural tablet of Sicilian marble on a heavy black and gold marble background. The top piece is carved and moulded to an excellent design and at the sides are dark green marble columns. The bottom part is a plain slab also of Sicilian marble, and bearing the names of the fallen. The work was carried out by Messrs. R. and J. Little, monumental masons, Castle Douglas.....
Dr. Welsh said..... in grateful and affectionate memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War, this memorial is now unveiled.....
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Q. BONE.
Quintin Bone (Military Cross) age 23 Captain and Adjutant: 9th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Quintin was educated at Gelston school and at the Ewart High school in Newton Stewart. He enlisted as Private (12114) in the Cameron Highlanders in September 1914. He was commission in the 9th Lancasters in January 1915 and joined his battalion in Salonica in November 1915. He was awarded the MC in 1918 for distinguished service in Salonika. Quintin was killed at Lake Doiran in Macedonia, Northern Greece.
Born 1894 at Perth. Son of Robert John Bone and Jessie (Craigie) Bone of Halmyre, Gelston.
Killed in Action on 19 September 1918 and buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the Gelston School Roll of Honour, the Ewart High School memorial in Newton Stewart, the Gelston and District War Memorial and on the Kelton Parish Roll of Honour now in the Royal British Legion, Castle Douglas.


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E. BOULTON.
Edward Boulton age 18 Private (4227) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Edward had worked at Over Arkland Farm, Kelton Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. He was living in Dumfries when he enlisted there in January 1915 and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1896 in Smallwood, Cheshire/Staffordshire. Son of Edward and Annie Boulton of Over Arkland Farm, Castle Douglas.
Killed in Action on 21 November 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Borgue Parish War Memorial, the Dumfries War Memorial, the Rhonehouse War Memorial and on the Kelton Parish Roll of Honour in the Royal British Legion, Castle Douglas.


D. CALLANDER
A detailed account of David's life can be found in Stuart Wilson's book ' Answering the Call Auchencairn and the First World War'

David Callander age 20 Private (3962 & 301535) 1/7th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Born 1897 in Dundrennan, Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Lillias or Lily (McMillan) Callander, formerly of Lochdougan, Kelton.
Died of Wounds on 24 November 1917 and buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Auchencairn War Memorial.
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J. CAVEN
Joseph Caven age 27 Private (240907) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 the family were at Campbelton Farm Dairyhouse, Twynholm where Joseph was a ploughman. He enlisted in January 1915 was an engine driver when he served in the 2/5th KOSB Transport Service. He was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB and then the 6th KOSB before returning to the 7th/8th Battalion.
Born 1891 at Hardgate, Urr Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late James Caven and of Isabella (Davidson) Caven. Husband of Helen (McCormick) Caven (later Mrs. Gibson) of 109 Cotton Street, Castle Douglas who he married in 1916 at Castle Douglas in Kelton Parish.
Killed in Action on 23 July 1918 and buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the St. Andrew's Church memorial, now in the Castle Douglas Parish Church and on the Castle Douglas and Twynholm War Memorials.


J. DALRYMPLE
John Dalrymple age 25 Private: 363rd Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, U.S. Army.
John enlisted in June 1917 in the town of The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon.
Born 1893 at High Lodge, Gelston Castle, Kelton. Son of William and Johnanna (Thomson) Dalrymple.
Killed in Action on 28 September 1918 and buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.
Also named on the Gelston School Roll of Honour, the Gelston and District War Memorial and on the Kelton Parish Roll of Honour now in the Royal British Legion, Castle Douglas.
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J. EDGAR
Joseph Edgar age 23 Private (8365 & 241025) 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Joseph was employed at Mid Kelton when he enlisted in February 1915. He joined his battalion in Palestine. Joseph was wounded on 8 May 1916 and died three days later in the 15th General Hospital in Alexandria.
Born 1893 in Rhonehouse, Kelton. Son of the late Annie (Wilson) Edgar and of Robert Edgar of Longsheds Farm, Kelton and later of Greenhill, Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died of Wounds on 11 May 1917 and buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Rhonehouse and District War Memorial, Kelton and on the Kelton Parish Roll of Honour in the Royal British Legion, Castle Douglas.

and his brother

R. EDGAR

Robert Edgar age 22 Lance Corporal (S/13600) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Robert was a shepherd at Mid Kelton when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 and served at Loos.
Born 1895 at Elliceford, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late Annie (Wilson) Edgar and of Robert Edgar of Longsheds Farm, Mid Kelton and later of Greenhill, Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Rhonehouse and District War Memorial, Kelton and on the Kelton Parish Roll of Honour in the Royal British Legion, Castle Douglas.


R. EDGAR
Robert Edgar age 23 Private (11356) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert enlisted in the KOSB in 1911 and had spent 18 months with the 1st KOSB in Lucknow, India when war was declared. The battalion returned to the UK and then landed at Gallipoli in April 1915. He was wounded in June and evacuated to hospital in Cairo where he remained until December. He rejoined his battalion and move with them to France in March 1916.
Born 1893 at Rhonehouse, Kelton. Son of Sarah Edgar. Brother of John Edgar of 30 Swan's Vennel, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Rhonehouse and District War Memorial, Kelton, on the Rhonehouse Public School Roll of Honour and on the Kelton Parish Roll of Honour in the Royal British Legion, Castle Douglas.
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M. FERGUSON
Malcolm Ferguson age 23 Private (23369) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Malcolm was a apprentice millwright at the Foundry in Castle Douglas when he enlisted in 1916. He had been in France for 20 months.
Born 1895 at Castle Douglas in Kelton parish. Son of John and Janet (McQueen) Ferguson of 81 Carlingwark Hill, Castle Douglas.
Killed in Action on 25 August 1918 and buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France.
Also named on the Castle Douglas War Memorial and on the Rolls of Honour in the Castle Douglas Carpet Bowling Club and in the Royal British Legion.


W. GORDON
William McAdam Gordon age 21 Private (50447) 256th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Formerly Private (2138) 1/1st Ayrshire Yeomanry.
William was a dairyman at Kempleton Farm, Twynholm when he enlisted in the Ayrshire Yeomanry in November 1914. He joined his unit at Gallipoli in October 1915. He then served in Egypt where in 1917 he transferred to the newly formed 26th Machine Gun Squadron (256th MGC) of the 2nd Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps. William was killed near Jaffa at the Battle of Bald Hill.
Born 1895 at Craigley, Gelston, Kelton. Son of William and Agnes (Garvie) Gordon of Castle Hill, Castle Douglas.
Killed in Action on 27 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Gelston School Roll of Honour, the Gelston and District War Memorial and on the Kelton Parish Roll of Honour now in the Royal British Legion, Castle Douglas.
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