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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ALEXANDER, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 36918
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 9th Bn
Date of Death: 30/9/1918
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of William and Jemima Alexander, of South Boreland, Dunragit, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Panels 68 to 70 and 162 to 162A
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BELL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16811
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 26/9/1915
Panel Reference: Panel 46 to 49
Memorial: Loos Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (14/9/1916): Mr John Bell, Dunragit, has received official notice from the War Office that his brother, Private Jas A Bell, RSF, previously reported wounded and missing since the battle of Loos, September 26th 1915, is now reported killed on that date. Before joining the Army, Pte Bell was employed at Lochinch Gardens, and, later, as a foreman gardener with Colonel Buchanen, Drumpellier, Coatbridge.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BLUNN, E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Tank Corps, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 29/9/1918
Grave Reference: V J 35
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAMPBELL, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 285379
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 6th Bn
Date of Death: 20/11/1917
Age: 39
Additional Information: Husband of Flora Findlay Campbell, of 48, Sheuchan St, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: I D 31
Cemetery: Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres

Wigtownshire Free Press (13/12/1917): Killed in action in France on 20th November 1917 Pte Samuel Campbell, Seaforth Highlanders, aged 35 years.


Also named on Sheuchan Parish Church, Stranraer War Memorial; and on Stranraer Burgh Memorial.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAMPBELL, JOHN C
Initials: JC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Service Number: S/2934
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Bn
Date of Death: 23/4/1917
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Campbell, of 77, Port St., Stirling; husband of Dorothy Pettit (formerly Campbell), of 33, Eastdown Park, Lewisham, London.
Grave Reference: I D 23
Cemetery: Guemappe British Cementry, Wancourt

Note: SNWM states date of death as 25 April 1917 and that CSM Campbell was born at Glenluce
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DORANS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 6594
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusliers, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 13/11/1914
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (17/2/1916): Official intimation has been received from the War Office that Corporal W Dorans has been missing since 13th November 1914 and that the Army Council has been regrettfully constrained to conclude that he is dead. Corporal Dorans was a Reservist at the outbreak of war, and was emplyed on the farm at Craigenholly, Glenluce.

Note: Also named on Leswalt War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DOUGAN, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 9070
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 30 June 1915
Panel reference: Panel 22
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
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Name: FULTON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 128
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 12th Bn
Date of Death: 19/9/1918
Age: 30
Additional Information: Son of John and Fanny Fulton, of Low Airyolland, New Luce, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: C599
Cemetery: Karasouli Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (10/10/1918): Mr and Mrs Fulton, East Borland, Glenluce, have been officially notified that their eldest son, Private John Fulton, A&SH, died of wounds received in action on September 19. Pte Fulton was 10 years with the colours, and spent most of his time in Malta and India. At the outbreak of war he came home on short leave, then rejoined his battalion and went to France where he went through some heavy fighting. In February 1916 he was drafted to Salonika.


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Name: GRAHAM, W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number 240873
Regiment/Service; Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 30/6/1918
Grave Reference: I C 20
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JARDINE, J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 372340
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), 8th Bn
Date of Death: 9/6/1917
Additional Information: Son of John and Elizabeth Chalmers Jardine, of Sea View, Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: I D 28
Cemetery: Mendinghem Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (21/6/1917): At a Casualty Clearing Station in France, on 9th June, of wounds received in action, Lance-Corporal John Jardine, younger son of the late John Jardine, Culquhasen.
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Name: LYON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 51036
Regiment/Service: The Royal Scots, 13th Bn
Date of Death: 28/3/1918
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of John D. and Margaret Howat Lyon, of Glen of Luce, Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Bay 1 and 2
Memorial: Arras Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (9/5/1918): Mr & Mrs Lyon, The Schoolhouse, Glen of Luce, have been officially informed that their son, Lance Corporal James Lyon, Royal Scots, has been missing since 28th March. Lance-Corporal Lyon, who was recently home of furlough, had gone back direct to the firing line, and went amissing a few days after his arrival.

Wigtownshire Free Press (10/7/1919): Reported missing on 28th March 1918, now presumed killed on that date, Pte James Lyon, 13th Royal Scots, eldest son of John D Lyon and Mrs Lyon, Glen of Luce Schoolhouse, aged 19.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J Mackie appears on CWGC as:

Name: MACKEY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rance: Lance Serjeant
Service Number: 393640
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles), 1st/9th Bn
Date of Death: 14/4/1917
Age: 27
Additional Information: Son of James and Hellen Mackey, of Church St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Bay 10
Memorial: Arras Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (24/5/1917): Mr & Mrs James Mackey, Church Street, Glenluce, have received official notice that their only son, Sergt John Mackey, PO Rifles, attached QVR (City of London Regiment) was killed in action in France on April 14. Before enlisting Sergeant Mackey, who was 28 years of age, was a Glenluce postman. From a letter which his parents have received from the Company CO it appears that the deceased had been promoted only a few days before his death.

The article also carries a photo of Sergt Mackey.
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Name: MCCAIG, A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Service Number: 17169
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 15th Bn
Date of Death: 9/4/1917
Grave Reference: A10
Cemetery: Bailleul Road West Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy

Wigtownshire Free Press (24/5/1917): Mr and Mrs McCaig, High Street, Glenluce, have received official intimation that their son, Pte Alex McCaig, Royal Scots, has been killed in action on 9 April. Prior to the war, Private McCaig was in the employment of Messrs Harrison, Dummer & Brown, Edinburgh. He received his education at Glenluce Academy, and was 25 years of age.
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Name: MCCLYMONT, P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 31492
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 15th Bn
Date of Death: 28/4/1917
Grave Reference: V B 2
Cemetery: Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension

Wigtownshire Free Press (14/6/1917): Mrs McClymont, Balcraig Moor, Portwilliam, has received intimation that her husband, Pte Peter McClymont (son of Mr & Mrs McClymont, Boreland, Glenluce) has been missing since April 28th. Before joining the Army, Pte McClymont was employed by Mr Wm Millar, Cults, Castle Kennedy. Pte McClymont has four brothers serving in the Army. [The article carries a photograph of Pte McClymont)

Wigtownshire Free Press (4/3/1918): Mrs McClymont, Barwinnock Dairy, Portwilliam (late of Cults, Castle Kennedy) has received official word that her husband, Pte Peter McClymont, Royal Scots, previously reported missing, is now presumed to have been killed on 28th April. Pte McClymont is a son of Mr & Mrs McClymont, Boreland, Glenluce.

Also named on Inch Parish War Memorial, Castle Kennedy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCRACKEN, T
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: private
Service Number: 100182
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 10th Bn
Date of Death: 11/11/1917
Panel reference: Panel 24-28-30
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Canadian Attestation Papers state he was born at Portpatrick but his next of kin, his mother, lived at Kilfillan, Glenluce.

Wigtwonshire Free Press (30/5/1918): Mrs McCracken, Kilfillan, has received official intimation that her son, Private Thomas McCracken. Canadians, who was reported as wounded and missing since November 1917, is now presumed to be dead, and that his death took place on or since 11th November. Prior to enlisting Private McCracken was employed as an engineer in Canada.
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