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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Stewarton Reply with quote

Stewarton - Kilmarnock & Loudon District

The Stewarton war memorial is a grey granite obelisk standing on a square pedestal, with a wreath carved in heavy releif on the face, which rests on three steps. The commemoration and names of the WWI dead are recorded in lead lettering on the faces of the pedestal. The names of the WWII dead have been added to the faces of the lower section of the pedestal. The monument stands in a small garden area at the road junction, Standalane.
The memorial was by monumental masons Messrs. Scott & Rae of Glasgow. The company daybook had the following entry:
Order No. 5510, Stewarton, Grey obelisk, Erected June 1921, DayBook 335.





WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Barbour Andrew Royal Engineers Sapper
Barbour James Seaforth Highlanders Private
Barbour Matthew Seaforth Highlanders Private
Barclay James Royal Scots Fusiliers L/Sergeant
Barclay John South Staffords Private
Beveridge Robert Seaforth Highlanders Private
Black Robert Royal Scots Fusiliers Corporal
Boag John Highland Light Infantry Private
Borland Hugh Royal Scots Private
Bower Andrew Scottish Rifles Private
Browning David Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Campbell Duncan F. West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellington's) Lieutenant Colonel D.S.O. M.P.
Campbell Thomas S. Royal Scots Fusiliers Second Lieutenant
Campbell William J. Gordon Highlanders Corporal
Cunningham Andrew Royal Scots Lance Corporal
Douglas William Royal Scots Private
Dunlop Andrew Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Dunlop Malcolm Royal Engineers Corporal
Edgar Alexander Seaforth Highlanders Sergeant
Galt George S. Gordon Highlanders Private
Galt Hugh Seaforth Highlanders Corporal
Galt William Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Gemmell John Cameron Highlanders Private
Grant John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Grubb John Royal Scots Fusiliers Sergeant Major
Haining Peter Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Highet Thomas Scottish Rifles Lance Corporal
Hill William H. Royal Army Service Corps Private
Howat William H. Royal Scots Fusiliers Lance Corporal
Kerr Stephen Cameron Highlanders Private
Kerr Willaim Canadians Private
King James Royal Scots Fusiliers Corporal
King Robert Royal Scots Private
Lamberton John S. Royal Fusiliers Private
Laurie Robert Leicester Regiment Private
Laurie Thomas Leicester Regiment Lance Corporal
Lees Robert M. Royal Flying Corp Second Lieutenant
Lindsay James Royal Scots Fusiliers Lance Corporal
MacRae Charles Royal Engineers Sapper
McCarrel George F. Highland Light Infantry Private
McCrossan William Canadians Private
McNaught Charles Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Mechan Harry Bedford Regiment Private
Miller Roger H. Royal Field Artillery Corporal
Miller William Durham Light Infantry Private Military Medal
Montgomery James Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Muir Alexander Royal Scots Private
Nairn John Royal Scots Private
Nairn John Scottish Rifles Private
Nelson Daniel Royal Highlanders Private
Nicolson Donald M. Kings Own Scottish Borderers Second Lieutenant
Orr Andrew Canadians Private
Picken James Royal Highlanders Private
Porter James Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Smith John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private 4th Battallion
Smith John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private 7th Battallion
Steel William Royal Scots Fusiliers Lance Corporal
Stewart Daniel Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Private
Stirrat David Royal Scots Fusiliers Q.M. Sergeant
Stirrat Robert Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Tennent David S. Highland Light Infantry Private
Thomson James Royal Highlanders Private
Wardrop Oswald Canadians Private
Wardrope John Canadians Corporal
Watt David Royal Scots Private
Watt James Royal Highlanders Private
Wilson Hugh W. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Wilson John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Young Robert Royal Garrison Artillery Signaller



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Alexander Robert John Royal Air Force Wireless Operator
Allan James Royal Air Force Sergeant A/C
Allan William Royal Scots Fusiliers Sergeant
Andrews Albert Royal Air Force Sergeant
Barbour Andrew Durham Light Infantry Private
Barcaly James R.A.C. Captain M.C.
Chalmers Robert Merchant Navy
Dunlop James R.E.M.E. Driver
Dunn James K. Scots Guards Guardsman
Ferguson Angus Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant M.M.
Hears John Royal Air Force L.A.C.
Kerr Samuel Merchant Navy
McGavin George Royal Air Force Sergeant
McGrand Harper Royal Scots Fusiliers Corporal
Mills Horace Royal Scots Fusiliers Fusiliers
Morton Robert S. Royal Air Force Wireless Operator
Morton Thomas Royal Air Force Sergeant
Nelson James Royal Navy Stoker
Nicolson Don Royal Air Force Warrant Officer
Porter William Scots Guards Guardsman
Redmond William Royal Field Artillery Bombadier
Sim Alan B. F.A.A. L.A. Fleet Air Arm?
Sim Robert Royal Air Force Sergeant Pilot
Thomson Alexander Royal Scots Fusiliers Fusilier
Thomson George Royal Scots Fusiliers Fusilier


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Kilmarnock Academy Roll of Honour. Two Stewarton brothers

Alan Black Sim, of Stewarton, after two years as Kilmarnock Academy, went to work in his father's business. He later joined the Fleet Air Arm. While he was flying in the summer of 1944 from Machrihanish to Kirkwall to join H.M. Aircraft Carrier Victorious, the plane in which he was crew crashed near Crieff. He was twenty years old.

SIM, ALAN BLACK
Initials: A B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Airman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Victorious.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 28/05/1944
Service No: FX87037
Additional information: Son of William and Annie Black Sim, of Stewarton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Block 241. Grave 671.
Cemetery: STEWARTON CEMETERY

Robert Black Sim, elder brother of Alan, who also worked with his father in Stewarton, joined the R.A.F. (V.R.) at the beginning of the War. He became Sergeant Pilot. The aircraft which he commanded failed to return from operations over the North Sea, and he was posted missing, believed killed, on 11th August 1940.

SIM, ROBERT BLACK
Initials: R B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 111 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 11/08/1940
Service No: 742609
Additional information: Son of William W. and Annie Sim, of Stewarton, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 19.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another unbelievable find for me here.
In Rattray Churchyard lies Col-Sergt. John Grubb, 4th R.S.F. His father was a flax dresser at Craigmill, Rattray and his wife lived in Blairgowrie.

Name: GRUBB, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Colour Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 4th Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 22/08/1914
Service No: 4518
Additional information: Husband of Jane Grubb, of 63, William St., Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In North-East corner.
Cemetery: RATTRAY PARISH CHURCHYARD

However, he does not appear on the Blairgowrie & Rattray War Memorial, which we know is not unusual in itself.

I recently copied his obituary from the Blairgowrie Advertiser, which read;

Deceased was within four months of completing 21 years' service in the Army. He held long service and good conduct medals. The headquarters of the 4th R.S.F. is at Kilmarnock, and Col.-Sergt. Grubb was stationed at Stewarton........

I looked at the Stewarton Memorial and he is commemorated - incredible.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Col.-Sergt. Grubb

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt. Grubb's brother-in-law who is commemorated on the Blairgowrie & Rattray War Memorial.


BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 24.08.18

Observer Alex. Thom, Black Watch, third son of James Thom, 68 William Street, was killed in action on 28th July.
He enlisted in 1916 and had been over two years at the front. He served his apprenticeship as a hairdresser with Mr A. Steven, Allan Street, and was employed in Edinburgh when he joined up. His brother, James, is serving on H.M.S. Australia.
Observer Thom’s wife, who resides in Edinburgh, has received the following letter from his O.C.:- “It is with deep regret and tender sympathy that I write you regarding the great bereavement that you have sustained in the death of your husband, 9805 Pte. A. Thom, Black Watch. He was with the battalion during the recent heavy fighting in the south, and rendered excellent service as an observer. On the morning of 28th July last, while at his post of duty, a shell landed near, killing him and three of his companions. He suffered no pain, as death was instantaneous and his body was reverently buried on the field of battle. His in truth was a soldier’s death, and his a soldier’s final resting place. I can hardly tell you how greatly he is missed, especially by the officers, and the men of his company. He did noble work for the battalion. His life, though short in years, was full of fine service and crowned at last with self-sacrifice, which qualities, it is good to remember, count for most in the end. We realise something of your sorrow, and our hearts go out to you in fullest sympathy. We trust you will have the promised strength to bear so heavy a trial. May the Saviour, who himself died for us and rose again, be very near to you to comfort and sustain. God bless, guide, and help you and yours at all time”.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

This memorial was originally located in front of the library at Avenue Square but was moved to the more suitable location near Standalane house above Lainshaw primary school (date not known).
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STEWART, Daniel Private 12000 5th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Born: Paisley, Renfrewshire Enlisted: Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
Age: 30 Date of Death: 15/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action.
Family Notes: Husband of, Jeanie Stewart, of 32, High St., Stewarton, Ayrshire.

Private Daniel Stewart, Church Street, Johnstone, and Edward Bennett, Rankine Street, Johnstone, both of the 5th Inniskilling Fusiliers, have been killed in the Dardanelles operations. Stewart who was 30 years of age, was an iron dresser and leaves a widow and three children.
The Belfast Evening Telegraph, 2 September 1915.

Grave/Memorial: Panel 97 to 101. Helles Memorial.

Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume VIII, Page 72.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 pm    Post subject: C.Q.M.S. David Stirrat Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Stirrat David Royal Scots Fusiliers Q.M. Sergeant


(Glasgow Herald 28th of September 1915)
"Died on board hospital ship, on the 14th September, David Stirrat C.Q.M.S. 1-4th R.S.F. Med. Expeditionary Force, dearly beloved husband of Maggie Armour, Cross, Stewarton, in his 35th year."

CWGC
Name: STIRRAT, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Company Quartermaster Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 14/09/1915
Service No: 6151
Additional information: Husband of Maggie Armour of Cross, Stewarton, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 72 to 75.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: STIRRAT
Firstname: David
Service Number: 6151
Date Death: 14/09/1915
Place of birth: Irvine Ayrshire
Other: 1/4th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: C.Q.M.S.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert MacIntosh Reply with quote

Not listed on this memorial, the one at Kimarnock or any other as far as I can tell.

WW1
Pte. Robert MacIntosh

(Glasgow Herald 29th April 1915)
"Private Robert MacIntosh, 3rd R.S.F., was killed in action on April 22. He was a native of Kilmarnock, and resided in Stewarton."

CWGC
MACINTOSH, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 5476
Date of Death: 22/04/1915
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Galt, of 23, Dean St, Stewarton, Ayrshire.

SNWM
Surname: MacINTOSH
Firstname: Robert
Service Number: 5476
Date Death: 22/04/1915
Place of birth: Kilmarnock
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:36 pm    Post subject: Pte. George Steele Galt Reply with quote

WW1
Gordon Highlanders
Pte. George S. Galt

George Steele was a son of John Galt, a coachman, and Mary Steele who all resided at 43 Dean Street, Stewarton in the 1901 census.
Recorded on the War Return as K.I.A. between the 21st/26th March aged 20.

CWGC
GALT, G S
Rank: Private
Service No: 202986
Date of Death: 26/03/1918
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D.
Cemetery: BEAUMETZ-LES-CAMBRAI MILITARY CEMETERY NO.1

SNWM
Surname: GALT
Firstname: George Steele
Service Number: 202986
Date Death: 26/03/1918
Place of birth: Stewarton Ayrshire
Other: 7th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Galt Reply with quote

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ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Pte. William Galt

The son of Andrew Galt, a general labourer, and Jean Irvine. He was born on 15th of June 1879. On the War Return he is recorded as "Presumed Dead" aged 37.

CWGC
GALT, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 14909
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: GALT
Firstname: William
Service Number: 14909
Date Death: 30/07/1916
Place of birth: Stewarton Ayr
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:57 pm    Post subject: Cpl. Hugh Galt Reply with quote

WW1
SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Cpl. Hugh Galt

Born on January the 3rd 1880 to James Galt, a general labourer, and Mary Graham.
The War Return states "Death Presumed" aged 34, which is 4 years younger than his CWGC entry, and a year less than he actually was (35).

CWGC
GALT, HUGH
Rank: Corporal
Service No: S/5467
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 112 to 115.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Galt, of 28, Rigg St., Stewarton, Ayrshire.

SNWM
Surname: GALT
Firstname: Hugh
Service Number: S/5467
Date Death: 25/09/1915
Place of birth: Stewarton Ayrshire
Other: 8th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank: A/Cpl
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:10 am    Post subject: Pte. Stephen Kerr Reply with quote

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CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. Stephen Kerr

(Glasgow Herald 10th May 1915)
"Private Stephen Kerr, 2nd Cameron Highlanders, was killed by shrapnel. His Battalion was at the time resting in a wood while acting as reserve to the firing line. He was 20 years of age, and joined Kitchener's army in November and was drafted to the front less than a month ago. He was a lace worker with Messrs Forrest and Co. Ltd., Stewarton."

CWGC
KERR, STEPHEN
Rank: Private
Service No: S/16087
Date of Death: 30/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: KERR
Firstname: Stephen
Service Number: S/16087
Date Death: 30/04/1915
Place of birth: Stewarton Ayrshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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