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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCRORIE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 271200
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 16th Bn
Date of Death: 16/4/1918
Age: 39
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary McCrorie.
Panel Reference: Panel 1
Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Post (28/8/1919): Reported missing on 9th April 1918 now officially reported killed on that date, Private James McCrorie, 16th Royal Scots, late of West Challoch, Dunragit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCGILL, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6544
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, AIF, 16th Bn
Date of Death: 20/8/1917
Age: 27
Additional Information: Son of James and Janet McGill, of George St., Queens Park, Western Australia. Native of Scotland.
Grave Reference: I Z 31
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck

Wigtownshire Free Press (3/10/1917): At 2nd Australian Infantry Casualty Clearance Station on 20th August, Pte Tom McGill, Australian Imperial Forces, son of Mr and Mrs James McGill, Perth, Western Australia, late of Changue, Portwilliam.

Wigtownshire Free Press (18/10/1917): Mr and Mrs McGill, Perth, Western Australia, (late of Changue, Portwilliam), have received information to the effect that their second son, Pte Tom McGill, died on 20th August from wounds received in action. Private McGill was previously wounded at Bullecourt, and had just returned to France when he was wounded. He was one of three brothers who came over with the Australian Imperial Force. One, through ill health, has been sent home to Australia, and a younger brother is in hospital in France. They are grandsons of the late Mr John Bell, Glenwhilly.

[The artisle also carries a photograph of Pte McGill].
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more on Robert Fleming (page 1) from the Wigtownshire Free Press (27/12/1917): Mrs Fleming, Creamery Cottages, Dunragit, has been officially informed that her son, Pte Robert Fleming, RSF, previously reported missing, is now presumed to have been killed in action on November 13th 1916. Pte Fleming, who joined the Army early in 1916, was previously in the emplyment of the United Creameries Ltd, Dunragit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HERON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Service Number: 420478
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 43rd Bn
Date of Death: 8/10/1916
Age: 31
Additional Information: Husband of Janet Heron, of The Barracks, Glen of Luce, Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland.
Memorial: Vimy Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (9/11/1916): Official intimation has been received by Mrs Heron, Barracks, Glen of Luce, that her husband, Sergeant Major J Heron, 43rd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders (Canada), late of Laigh of Sinniness, Glenluce, had been killed in action on 8th October. Sergt Heron served his apprenticeship as a joiner with Mr Sloss, Stranraer, and went to Canada over five years ago. He joined the colours shortly after the outbreak of war, and crossed with his battalion to England in June 1915. He landed in France in February 1916 and went through some heavy engagements. Sergeant Major Heron leaves a widow and two little children for whom much sympathy is felt in their bereavement.

The article also carries a photograph of John Heron.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GRAHAM, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 1st October 1918
Service Number: 241195
Panel Reference: Panel 6
Memorial: Vis-en-Artois Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (23 January 1919) reported: Mr William Graham, Cairnhandy, Ardwell, has been informed by the War Office that his son, Pte Alex Graham, 1/5th RSF, formerly reported missing, was killed on 1st October last during action in France. Enlisting in July 1915 Pte Graham had served over two years in Egypt, and lately been transferred to France. He had not long returned to the front after a short run home on his only leave. He was in his 24th year. Before joining the Army, Pte Graham had been over five years in the employment of Mr John Fisher, Barnsallie, Glenluce. His eldest brother John joined the army in Western Australia, and was with the Australians at their first terrible landing on Gallipoli. No further news has ever been received of him, and it is feared he was either drowned or killed then.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: AMBROSE, KENNEDY
Initials: K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: PO/9978 (S)
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry, 1st RM Bn RN Div
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Mary Jane Gill (formerly Ambrose) and William M. Gill (stepfather).
Grave Reference: IV E 37
Cemetery: Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel

Note: In her book "The Faithful, the Fallen and the Forgotten", Julia MacDonald asserts that the name on the memorial is a mistake with the surname and forename transposed. The is supported by the name Kennedy Ambrose appearing on the Roll of Honour contained within Glenluce Memorial Hall.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MILROY, ANDREW MATTHEW
Initials: AM
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 66093
Regiment/Service: Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 5th Coy
Date of Death: 17/9/1916
Memorial: Vimy Memorial


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MILROY, WILLIAM ROBERT
Initials: WR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 109390
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, 119th Bde
Date of Death: 18/4/1918
Additional Information: Foster son of Mary Costley, of Fineview, Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference II D 19
Cemetery: Aire Communal Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (2/5/1918): Killed in action on 18th April, Gunner William Robert Milroy, RFA, adopted son of Mr and Mrs Costley, Fineview Cottage, Glenluce, aged 21 years.


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Name: MCCREADIE, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 432611
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 49th Bn
Date of Death: 9/10/1916
Age: 30
Additional Information: Son of the late Andrew McCreadie; husband of Annie McCreadie, of North Main St., Glenluce, Scotland.
Grave Reference: X A 6
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
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Name: MCLELLAN, ANDREW
Initails: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 996
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 21/10/1914
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of John and Grace McLellan, of North St., Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: K 21
Cemetery: Le TrouAid Post Cemetery, Fleurbaix

Wigtownshire Free Press (19/11/1914): Killed in action on 21st October, Andrew McLellan, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, aged 19 years, third son of John McLellan, platelayer, North Street, Glenluce.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RALSTON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20577
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 28/3/1918
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of James and Sarah Murray Ralston, of Mains of Park, Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Bay 5
Memorial: Arras Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (3/6/1920): Missing since 28th March 1918, now presumed to be dead, James Ralston, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, eldest son of Mrs Ralston, Mains of Park, Glenluce, aged 20 years.


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Name: REID, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Numebr: 655297
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, "C" Bty, 172nd Bde
Date of Death: 2/6/1917
Grave Reference: J 56
Cemetery: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (12/7/1918): Mr and Mrs Reid, Boreland, Glenluce, have received intimation that their son, Gunner James Reid, RFA, was killed in action on June 2nd by a shell, death being instantaneous. Letters of sympathy have been received from his Major and a non-commissioned officer. Gunner Reid was 27 years of age and enlisted at the outbreak of war. Prior to joining up he was employed at the Rowallan Creamery, Kilmarnock.


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Name: TEMPLETON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Service Number: 432119
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 49th Bde
Date of Death: 5/6/1916
Age: 27
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Templeton, of Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland.
Panel Reference: Panel 24-28-30
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (26/4/1917): Mrs John Templeton, Main Street, Glenluce, has received intimation that her youngest son (William) must now be presumed dead, as no information can be obtained regarding him. He was posted missing on 5th June 1916. Some four years ago Mr Templeton went to Canada, and prior to enlisting in the Canadian Infantry he held an appointment in the telephone department, Edmonton, Alberta. He was 27 years of age, and had good prospects in the country of his adoption.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WATSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 43031
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 16th Bn
Date of Death: 21/3/1918
Panel Reference: Bay 1 and 2
Memorial: Arras Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (9/5/1918): Mr and Mrs Watson, Drumflower, Glenluce, have received official intimation that their son, Lance Corporal William Watson, Royal Scots, has been posted missing since 22nd March. Before enlisting Lance Corporal Watson was employed with his father as a rabbit trapper. Mr and Mrs Watson have two other sons serving with the colours.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILSON, RF
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service Number: S/40940
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/6th Bn
Date of Death: 9/5/1918
Grave Reference: IV D 13
Cemetery: Roclincourt Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (23/5/1918): Mrs J Wilson, Over Airies, Whauphill, has received intimation that her second son, Sergeant R F Wilson, Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action in France on 9th inst. Sergeant Watson was 28 years of age and leaves a widow. Mrs Wilson's third son, Private J F Wilson, Cameron Highlanders, was also killed in action in France on 28th March last.


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