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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - George Hamilton Reply with quote

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Name: HAMILTON
First Name: George
Rank: Able Seaman
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves
Unit: Howe Bn R N Div
Date of Death: 17/02/1917
Service No: Z/5600
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Pier and Face 1 A
Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

George's service record shows he was born on 25 January 1896 and enlisted on 5 July 1915. He was living at 14 Raise Street with his Aunt Mrs Chalmers who is listed as his next of kin. In civilian life he was a farm servant. Physical description 56 tall; Hair Fair; Eyes Blue

George is also on the Ardrossan Academy Memorial

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 23 March 1917

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:07 am    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Robert Hamilton Reply with quote

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Name: HAMILTON
First Name: Robert
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Bn
Age: 20
Date of Death: 23/08/1918
Service No: 200789
Additional information: Son of Robert and Agnes Hamilton, of 8, Dockhead St, Saltcoats
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Panel 6
Cemetery: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 20 September 1918
"Intimations
DEATHS
On service
HAMILTON - Killed in action on 22nd Aug; Corpl Robert Hamilton, RSF; beloved eldest son of Robert and Agnes Hamilton, 31 Countess St, Saltcoats"

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 20 September 1918

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Robert Hamilton Reply with quote

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Name: HAMILTON
Initial: R
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 12/03/1918
Service No: 32488
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Wancourt Road Cem. No 2 Mem., Panel 2
Cemetery; LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE

Robert's service records show he was living at Ladysmith, Manse Street, Saltcoats when he enlisted and was Cordite worker. He married Jeanie Robertson on 14 April 1916 in Kilwinning and they had a child William born 30 March 1917. William's parents William D and Helen were still living at Ladysmith when he died and his wife's address was c/o Robertson, Garden Square, Kilwinning.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
"DEATHS
On Service
HAMILTON
- Killed in action on 12 March 1918, Private Robert Hamilton, R.S.F., aged 22 years, eldest son of Willliam David Hamilton and Mrs Hamilton, Ladysmith, Manse Street, Saltcoats"

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 12 April 1918


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: Saltcoats Memorial - Robert Hamilton Reply with quote

govangirl wrote:
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Name: HAMILTON, Robert
Date of Death: 12/03/1918

He married Jeanie Robertson on 14 April 1916 in Kilwinning and they had a child William born 30 March 1917.

How sad that Robert died before his son was born


Not unless his son was born in 1918, rather than 1917.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:48 am    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - William Hamilton Reply with quote

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Name: HAMILTON
Initial: W
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 03/10/1918
Service No: S/13298
Cemetery/Memorial reference: XVI B 15
Cemetery: GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY

The A&S Herald intimations database shows William died of his wounds at a Casualty clearing station in France. He was the brother of Agnes and John Leitch, Canal St, Saltcoats and the brother of Mrs Thomson, 31 Raise Street, Saltcoats

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 18 October 1918


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:00 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Thomas Hewitt Reply with quote

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Name: HEWITT
Initial: T
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st/4th Bn
Date of Death: 02/06/1918
Service no: 200677
Cemetery/Memorial reference: II K 15
Cemetery: LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows Thomas living in Saltcoats and enlisting in Kilmarnock

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 17 September 1915

"Intelligence has been received in Saltcoats that Private Thomas Hewitt, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, was wounded in action on 12th July. In addition to being wounded in the neck, Private Hewitt has taken dysentry, and has been removed to a hospital in Edinburgh. Before enlisting in October last year, Private Hewitt, who resides at Canal Street, Saltcoats, was a joiner at Nobel's Factory."
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Denis Hill Reply with quote

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Name: HILL
First Name: Denis
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Bn
Age: 33
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Service No: 7299
Additional information: Son of Charles and Elizabeth Hill; husband of Catherine Hill, of 37, Quay St., Saltcoats, Ayrshire
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Panel 42
Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:08 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Stephen Hill Reply with quote

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Name: HILL
First name: Stephen
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots
Unit: "D" Coy. 13th Bn
Age: 20
Date of Death: 28/08/1917
Service No: 45804
Additional information: Son of Stephen and Isabella Hill, of 44, Christie Gardens, Jacks Rd., Saltcoats, Ayrshire
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Stephen is also on the Ardrossan Academy Memorial

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 28 September 1917

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:29 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Richard Hofmeyer Reply with quote

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Name: HOFMEYR
First Name: Richard
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps and Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Date of Death: 11/09/1917
Cemetery: DORIAN MEMORIAL

The A&S Herald intimations database at Ayrshire Roots has several entries for Richard with the name either HOFMEYR or HOFMEYER. The entries refer to his rank Lieut. and that he died at sea on board the hospital ship either Vasna or Vasua on 11 September 1917. He was the son of I Hofmeyer and an address of Annickvale, Saltcoats. In addition to intimations from his father and an uncle there are several from "comrade Major R Wheelwright"

Richard is also on the Ardrossan Academy Memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:41 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - William Howie Reply with quote

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Name: HOWIE
First Name: William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Unit: 9th (Glasgow Hds) Bn
Age: 23
Date of death: 13/04/1918
Service No: 331611
Additional information: Son of Mrs Jessie Howie, of "Carrickview", 19, Windmill Street, Saltcoats, Ayrshire
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Panel 9
Cemetery: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - James Hughey Reply with quote

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Name: HUGHEY
First Name: James
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
Unit: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Service No: 2866
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Panel 42 and 43
Cemetery: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

James joined the Irish Rifles aged 18 years 1 month on 4 September 1896. His service prior to WW1 was
Home 4.9.1896 to 24.4.1897
South Africa 25.4.1897 to 27.10.1899
India 28.10.1899 to 29.01.1904
Home 30.1.1904 to 3.9.1904
This shows his family - father James, mother Mary Jane and siblings Arthur and Lizzie all living in Ballysill, Co. Antrim
In March 1913 there are attestation papers for James joining the Territorial Force "Ardeer Coy RSF" showing he was working at Nobels and living at 4 Arthur Street, Saltcoats. His mother Mary Jane is shown as next of kin. Both records show James born in Rutherglen.

The A&S intimations database shows James was aged 36, son of James of Saltcoats

A&S Herald



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Saltcoats Memorial - Richard Hofmeyer Reply with quote

govangirl wrote:
CWGC Information

Name: HOFMEYR
First Name: Richard
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps and Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Date of Death: 11/09/1917
Cemetery: DORIAN MEMORIAL

The A&S Herald intimations database at Ayrshire Roots has several entries for Richard with the name either HOFMEYR or HOFMEYER. The entries refer to his rank Lieut. and that he died at sea on board the hospital ship either Vasna or Vasua on 11 September 1917. He was the son of I Hofmeyer and an address of Annickvale, Saltcoats. In addition to intimations from his father and an uncle there are several from "comrade Major R Wheelwright"


The London Gazette
Publication date:10 August 1915 Issue:29258Page:7903 and 7905
War Office, 10th August, 1915.
REGULAR FORCES.
The undermentioned Gentleman Cadets from the Royal Military College to be Second Lieutenants:
The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).
Guy Beresford Eaton Reynolds.
Richard Hofmeyr.

Some info on the Hospital ship
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Ships/HMHSVasna.html

and from http://www.threetowners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6404&start=864
PT, further to your comments on the names on Saltcoats War Memorial I came across a vague reference from the Institute of Chemistry referring to a registered student Lt Richard Hofmeyr. This was his obit:

LIEUT. Richard Hofmeyr, a Registered Student, died of wounds
on September 11th, 1917, in his twenty-sixth year. Born in Cape Colony,
he received his general education at Woodstock, S. Africa, and afterwards
entered the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, for his scientific training. At the time of his death he held a Commission in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was attached to the Royal Flying Corps.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: Saltcoats Memorial - Robert Hamilton Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
govangirl wrote:
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Name: HAMILTON, Robert
Date of Death: 12/03/1918

He married Jeanie Robertson on 14 April 1916 in Kilwinning and they had a child William born 30 March 1917.

How sad that Robert died before his son was born


Not unless his son was born in 1918, rather than 1917.

Cheers

Adam


Thanks Adam. My mistake - I am afraid I added two and two and got five. Robert's service record shows that he was posted on 9 March 1917 and I had assumed he went straight to France. He did not however embark at Folkestone until 30 May 1917 so probably did see his son who was born in 1917. I would like to think so. There is a pension record for his wife Jeanie, living at 8 Hirst Place, Saltcoats in August 1918 showing that she was awarded 20/5 a week for herself and one child.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:08 am    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - Thomas Irwin Reply with quote

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Name: IRWIN
First Names: Thomas Young
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Bn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26/09/1917
Service No: 32507
Additional Information: Only son of Mrs Jane Irwin, of 1, Wellpark Rd., Saltcoats, Ayrshire
Cemetery/Memorial reference: Panel 60 to 61
Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Saltcoats Memorial - James Havlin Reply with quote

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Name: HAVLIN
Initial: J
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit: 9th Bn
Date of Death: 7/04/1917
Service No: S/11505
Cemetery/Memorial reference: R. 17
Cemetery: STEVENSTON (NEW STREET) CEMETERY

The A&S Herald intimations database has several entries for James showing that he died in Londonderry at Ebrington Military Hospital. His family are shown as father William, brother William and aunt Mrs George McCulloch. The SNWM record shows James was born in Saltcoats

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 1 June 1917


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