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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Whithorn Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44467

Location – in Main Street, Whithorn at OS Map Ref NX 446 402.

The lead lettering could do with some cleaning, or painting – how do you deal with oxidised lead anyway?

WW1 Names:
WILLIAM B ARNOTT
NATHAN BIE
THOS W BOYCE
M PRIMROSE BROWN
ALEX CAIN
DANIEL CAIN
SAMUEL CAIN
WILLIAM CAMPBELL
THOS A CHRISTIE
TOM D CLARK
ADAM COSH
RICHARD COSH
GEORGE DALZIEL
GEORGE DUFFY
ADAM FERRIES
JAMES FLANNIGHAN
ROBERT FLANNIGHAN
ALEX GARDINER
ALEX GARRICK
PETER GARRICK
ROBERT GIBSON
JAMES GOODFELLOW
JAMES HANNAH
ROBERT B HUXTABLE
JOHN IRVINE
WILLIAM IRVINE
ROBERT JOHNSTON
WILLIAM JOHNSTON
ALEX KEACHIE
JAMES KEITH
JAMES LOAN
JOSEPH LYONS
HENRY M MARTIN
JOSEPH MARTIN
PETER MAXWELL
HUGH MILLAN
JOHN MILLAN
RANDOLPH MILLER
ROBERT MILLIGAN
W MILWAIN
JOHN MILLS
JOHN S MILROY
ARCHD J S MORRISON
ROBERT MURRAY
DOUGLAS McCALLIE
ALEX McCLELLAND
JOHN McCUBBIN
DAVE McCULLOCH
JOHN McEWEN
ADAM McKEAND
JOHN McKELVIE
JAMES A McLURE
WILLIAM McROBERT
JAMES McWHIRTER
JAMES W K NAIRN
FREDERICK NIBLOCK
JOHN PATERSON
WILLIAM J RENNIE
DAVID ROBB
THOMAS ROBERTSON
WILLIAM C ROBERTSON
ALEX SHAW
JOHN SMITH
PETER SMITH
WILLIAM SMITH
CHRISTOPHER STEELE
ANDREW STEWART
HERBERT SWAN
ALEX B TORRANCE
WILLIAM TRUE
HAROLD WHITTEN


WW2 Names:
JOSEPH BALLANTYNE
ALEXANDER CAIN
ROBERT FLANNIGHAN
THOMAS HORNER
RONALD HUTCHISON
JAMES McCUTCHEON
JOHN M MARTIN
JACK RODGER
JAMES WYLLIE

Leading Airman Gunner J M Martin is listed on another memorial (UKNIWM 21270) on a cliff overlooking the sea at Corriecravie, STRATHCLYDE. The inscription of which reads “On/ 18th January 1944/ Near Iron Rock Ledges Buoy/ (to be seen near the shore)/ Petty Officer Pilot JAMES WILLIAM CROW/ Age 19 Of Perth/ AND/ Leading Airman Gunner JOHN MILLAN MARTIN/ Age 20 Of Whithorn/ Crashed And Died/ In God's Hands They Lie There Still/ Erected In Loving And Devoted Remembrance/ By The Pilot's Sister, NANCY/ 1997”.







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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:25 am    Post subject: Sgt. John McEwen Reply with quote

WW1
John McEwen

(Glasgow Herald 10th May 1915)
"Sergeant John McEwen, 2nd Battalion Cameron Highlanders, has been killed in action. Sergeant McEwen was a native of Whithorn, and had served 18 years in the Camerons, and had been on service in China, South Africa and India. He joined the British Expeditionary Force in France in December last, and shortly after was promoted."

CWGC
McEWEN, JOHN
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 4484
Date of Death: 25/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: McEWAN (McEwen)
Firstname: John
Service Number: 4484
Date Death: 25/04/1915
Place of birth: Whithorn Wigtownshire
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: A/Sgt
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Pte. James Keith Reply with quote

WW1
James Keith

(Glasgow Herald 4th October 1915)
"Mrs Keith, Portyerrock, Whithorn, has received official intimation that her husband James Keith, 1-5th K.O.S.B. (Territorials), was wounded at the Dardanelles, and has been missing since July."

CWGC
KEITH, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 1486
Date of Death: 12/07/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st/5th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: KEITH
Firstname: James
Service Number: 1486
Date Death: 12/07/1915
Place of birth: Whithorn Wigtown
Other: 1/5th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: Dardanelles.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: TREW, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS Vanguard
Age: 20
Date of Death: 9th July 1917
Service Number: Clyde Z/5610
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Trew, of Dinnans, Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: 28
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial

The Galloway Gazette (21 July 1917) reported: Accidentally killed on the 9th inst on board HMS Vanguard, William Trew AB RNVR, fourth son of John Trew, Dinnans, Whithorn, aged 20.

However, the family headstone in Sorbie old church cemetery reads: Erected by John True in memory of his daughter Jessie Owen True died at Orchardton 14th March 1899 aged 5. Also William True, AB, killed 9th July 1917 on HMS Vanguard aged 21 years.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McKeachie, A
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 4 August 1915
Age: 23
Service Number: 1220
Additional Information: Son of Andrew and Margaret McKeachie, of 81, George St., Whithorn, Wigtonshire.
Grave Reference: K 54
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Cemetery

Galloway Gazette (28 August 1915): Alexander Keachie from Whithorn, serving with the 1/5th KOSB Transport Division in the Dardanelles, was tragically drowned while off duty. His father and mother, who live in St John Street, received the terrible news initially from the War Office and later more details were revesled in a letter to them from his Sergeant, John Cain, who writes:
Just a note to let you know the details of poor Alexander's death. After our stables and early morning exercise, we are clear from 8.30 to noon. In that free time nearly every man goes bathing.
It is so hot here we are glad to get into the water. A squad, including ALexander, went off that morning and while in the water, one man, Johnstone, took cramp, and was seen to be in difficulties. Alexander bravely went to his assistance and was in the act of reaching him when a big wave swept right past. Alexander was then in difficulties himself. Two other men managed to reach both Alexander and Johnstone and pulled them ashore. Johnstone quickly recovered but Alexander did not. He was taken to the doctor's tent where two doctors attended him. From there he was taken to hospital but the next day we received the news that he had died without ever regaining consciousness.
Alexander was buried along with a man from the Royal Scots and one of the 1st KOSB, and full military honours were given. I planted a small shrub on his grave and I am sending you a cutting of it.
This affair has cast quite a gloom over our camp as Alexander was a favourite with eveyone about the place.

Prior to the outbreak of war Private Keachie was employed as a vanman with grocers Messrs K A Muir & Sons in Whithorn. He was a member of Mr Martin's Brass Band and an enthusiatic footballer.


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WILLIAM B. ARNOTT,
William Brown Arnott, Staff Sergeant (T1/4778) 12th Railway Supply Detachment, Army Service Corps. Age 32.
William had been a clerk in the Estates Duty Office in Edinburgh before moving to be a clerk in an Oil factory in Liverpool. He was a member of the Territorial Army and went to France in October 1914. William died during a diabetic coma at home while on leave.
Born 1883 in Whithorn. Son of William and Agnes (Brown) Arnott of Priors House, 7 George Street, Whithorn.
Died of illness on 15 December 1915 and buried in Whithorn Cemetery (CWG)


NATHAN BIE,
Nathan Bie, Second Mate: S.S. Brentwood (London) Mercantile Marine. Age 40.
The “Brentwood” was a collier enroute from London to the Tyne when she hit a mine laid by the German minelaying submarine SM UC-63. She sank off Saltwick Nab near Whitby with the loss of her second mate and a stoker.
Born 1874 in Isle of Whithorn. Son of John and Jessie (Cumming) Bie of Isle of Whithorn.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 12 January 1917 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Also named on the Isle of Whithorn War Memorial as NATHAN BIE, CHIEF OFFICER, S.S. BRENTWOOD.
[The Bie and Cumming were well-known sea-faring families of the Solway Firth. A local newspaper reported that Nathan "had been a Captain of big schooners when quite a lad".]


THOS. W. BOYCE,
Not listed by CWGC nor SNWM and I cannot trace a service record.
Thought to be: Thomas Walter Boyce.
Born 1893 in Whithorn. Son of James and Jane (McMeekan) Boyce.
In 1901 and 1911 he was in Whithorn.


M. PRIMROSE BROWN,
Matthew Primrose Brown, Lance Corporal (S/43512) 1/5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 19.
Matthew enlisted in November 1915, was posted as Private (S/21568) to the 6th Cameron Highlanders in France in June 1916 and was transferred to the Gordons.
Born 1897 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Son of John and Marion (Findlay) Brown of Bridgehouse Farm, Sorbie/Whithorn.
Killed in action 6 September 1916 and buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.
Also named on the Upper Sorbie District War Memorial in Sorbie Village.


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ALEX. CAIN,
Alexander Cain, Sapper (414669) 82nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Age 38.
Alexander was a Master Builder and well known local footballer when he enlisted in December 1915. He was mobilised in March 1916 and posted to the 3/2nd Lowland Field Company, (later the 415th F.Co.) of the Royal Engineers. In September 1917 he was transferred as Private (35403) to 7th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, a Divisional Pioneer Battalion, and sent to France. In January 1918 he was transferred back to the Royal Engineers.
Born 1880 in Whithorn Parish. Son of John and Grace (Davidson) Cain of Isle of Whithorn. Husband of Sarah Smith Bell (Dodds) Cain of Isle of Whithorn who he married in 1900.
Missing in action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Isle of Whithorn War Memorial as SAPPER ALEXANDER CAIN, R.E.

and his brother

DANIEL CAIN
,
Daniel Cain, Private (318322) 1/1st West Riding Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Age 29.
Daniel and his wife Martha were living at 9 Gateside Street in Glasgow when he enlisted in the 3/2nd Lowland Field Ambulance in June 1915. In February 1917 he was trained as an instructor in cookery at the Glasgow College of Domestic Science and in August he joined the West Riding F.A. in France. Daniel was reported to have accidentally drowned but the circumstances are not reported.
Born 1889 in Whithorn Parish. Son of John and Grace (Davidson) Cain of Isle of Whithorn. Husband of Martha (Maxwell) Cain of Isle of Whithorn who he married in 1910.
Died on active service on 8 August 1918 and buried in Hagle Dump Cemetery, Belgium.
Alson named on the Isle of Whithorn War Memorial as PTE. DANIEL CAIN, R.A.M.C. and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


SAMUEL CAIN,
Samuel Cain, Private (S/18587) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Age 21.
Samuel was living at North Woodside Road, Glasgow when he enlisted. He landed in France to join his battalion in November 1915.
Born 1896 in Whithorn. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Halliday) Cain of Whithorn.
Killed in action on 17 November 1917 and buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


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WILLIAM CAMPBELL,
William Campbell, M.B. Ch.B. Military Cross. Captain: Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the 156th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Age 24.
William was a graduate of Glasgow University (July 1915) and for a time was President of the University's Dumfries and Galloway Society. He was commissioned in August 1915, was promoted to Captain in February 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for actions in July 1916, as Temp. Capt. William Campbell, M.B., R.A.M.C.
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations. He repeatedly attended the wounded under heavy shell fire. On one occasion, when a dug-out had been hit by a gas shell, he went in to attempt the rescue of those within under very dangerous conditions”.
(London Gazette 20 October 1916. Issue:29793. Page:10177)
Born 1892 in Glasserton, Wigtownshire. Son of William and Grace (Allan) of Chapel Outon Farm, Whithorn.
Killed in action on 5 September 1916 and buried in Dartmouth Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France, together with five men from the 156th RFA.
Also named on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.


THOS. A. CHRISTIE,
Thomas Anderson Christie, Company Sergeant Major (73014) 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) Age 27.
Thomas was an accountant with the Canadian Bank of Commerce when he enlisted at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in October 1914. He was a Corporal in the local militia, the 60th Rifles of Canada. Prior to emigrating he had served for 4 years (1908-1912) as a Territorial with the 5th KOSB and had served his apprenticeship in the Clydesdale Bank in Whithorn.
He sailed from Montreal in May 1915 and arrived in France in September. Thomas was promoted to CSM in March 1916 but died of wounds in the 17th Casualty Clearing Station.
Born 1889 in Whithorn. Son of Andrew and Isabella (Gallie) Christie of 3 George Street, Whithorn.
Died of wounds on 8 June 1916 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TOM D. CLARK,
Thomas Drape Clark, Private (38215) 10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 36.
Thomas was a bank accountant and was living in Glasgow when he enlisted.
Born 1881 in Whithorn. Son of the late Andrew Hood Clark, Veterinary Surgeon of Whithorn, and of Annie Jardine (Drape) Clark of Windsor Terrace, Glasgow.
Killed in action on 23 April 1917 and buried in Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


ADAM COSH,
Adam French Cosh, Sergeant S/6678) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 25.
Adam had been farming in Canada but returned to enlist. He was posted to the 1st Black Watch in October 1915 and was wounded at Armentieres. He was then posted to the 9th Black Watch and was wounded on Hill 70 at Loos.
Born 1893 in Glasserton, Wigtownshire. Son of William and Annie (French) Cosh of 19 High Street, Whithorn.
Missing in action on 19 July 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

and his brother

RICHARD COSH,
Richard Cosh, Private (1990) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 23.
Richard had been a soldier for three years and for two of those had served in India. In August 1914 the battalion was in Bareilly, India as part of the Bareilly Brigade in the Meerut Division. In September they sailed for France, landing at Marseilles on 12 October 1914 and were rushed to the front line at Festubert. Richard was killed at La Bassee.
Born 1891 in Sorbie, Wigtownshire. Son of William and Annie (French) Cosh of 19 High Street, Whithorn.
Killed in action on 29 November 1914 and buried in Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, France.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEORGE DALZIEL,
George Dalziel, Private (310018) 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 40.
Before the war George was employed by the County Council. He enlisted as Private (5948) in the 1st Cameron Highlanders and later served with the 1/7th and 1/4th Battalions of the Gordons. He was evacuated to hospital in London in April 1917 suffering from Trench Fever.
Born 1877 in Glasserton, Wigtownshire. Son of Andrew and Georgina (Milby) Dalziel. Husband of Sophia (Maxwell) Dalziel who he married in 1905 in Whithorn. Sophia died in 1913.
Brother of Mrs Hugh (Margaret) Milhench of Isle Street, Whithorn who he named as his next of kin.
Missing in action on 3 December 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.


GEORGE DUFFY,
[I could not trace George Duffy until "Stewartry" spotted that his campaign medals had been sent to his son James Boyce Duffy in Whithorn in the 1920s - thanks Stuart]

George Duffy, Rifleman (12362) 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Age 36.
For most of his early life George lived with his grandparents, Francis and Mary Ann Jolly, latterly at 8 Isle Street, Whithorn and was a carter working in his grandfather's business. His parents and siblings were living in Kirkcowan, Wigtownshire, where George's father Patrick was a railway porter.
George emigrated to New Zealand in 1906. He was working for the local council in Onehunga, Auckland when he enlisted in January 1916.
Born 1881 in Whithorn. Son of Patrick and Mary Ann (Robbs) Duffy. Husband of Jemima (McGinn) Duffy who he married in 1904 Glasgow when he was a craneman in Motherwell.
Missing in action on 7 June 1917 and named on the Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Belgium.
George's parents and his siblings also emigrated to New Zealand (in 1908) and his brother John Duffy, born 1896 in Kirkcowan, enlisted in June 1917. He served as Rifleman (65960) also in the 3rd NZRB and died of wounds on 9 October 1918.
Both brothers are named on the Onehunga War Memorial in Auckland.


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ADAM FERRIES,
Adam Ferries, Private (33575) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders, Age 19.
Born 1900 in Whithorn. Son of Peter and Agnes (Martin) Ferries of Chapelheron Farm, Whithorn.
Died on service on 20 December 1919 and buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery, Pakistan.
[The 1st Cameron Highlanders were posted to India in 1919]


JAMES FLANNIGHAN,
James Flannighan, Gunner (120814) 275th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Age 28.
James was working as a slaughterman when he called up for service in September 1916.
James had enlisted as Private (1226) in the Territorial 5th KOSB in February 1913 and was mobilised on 5 August 1914. He was transferred to the Reserve Battalion December1914 and transferred again to the 12th Scottish Provisional Battalion June 1915. He was discharged from the Territorial Force in March 1916 and was called up for service in September. He was posted to the 275th Battery of the RGA in October and landed with them at Boulogne in March 1917. James was killed by shell-fire while he was sheltering in his dug-out.
Born 1889 in Whithorn. Son of James and Janet (Johnston) Flannighan of 13 High Street, Whithorn.
Killed in action on 25 July 1917 and buried in Dickenbusch New Military Cemetery Extension, Belgium.

and his brother

ROBERT FLANNIGHAN,
Robert Flannighan, Private (18231) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 22.
Born 1894 in Whithorn. Son of James and Janet (Johnston) Flannighan of 13 High Street, Whithorn.
Missing in action on 31 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


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ALEX. GARDINER,
Alexander Gardiner, Lance Corporal (39) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 24.
Alexander was the son of Mr John Gardiner, Castlewigg, and previously assisted his father on the farm at Mosspark. He emigrated to Canada, but returned in early 1915 and joined the HLI. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915. Alexander was killed by a sniper at Loos.
Born 1891 in Glasserton, Wigtownshire. Son of the late John Gardiner of Castlewigg Farm and Margaret (Green) of Isle Street, Whithorn.
Killed in action on 26 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


ALEX. GARRICK,
Alexander Garrick, Private (29599) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 24.
Alexander was a labourer when he joined the Territorials as Private (776) in the 5th KOSB in February 1911. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was discharged from the army when his time expired in April 1916 and returned home but re-enlisted in the 2nd KOSB.
Born 1893 in Whithorn. Son of William and Janet (McGinn) Garrick. Step-son of Jessie Agnes Garrick of 18 King's Road, Whithorn.
Missing in action on 3 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.

and his brother

PETER GARRICK,
Not listed by CWGC/SNWM.
Peter Garrick, Private (4174) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 39.
Peter was a labourer when he joined the Territorials in May 1909. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was discharged from the army when his time expired (after two extensions) in May 1916 and returned home. He became a munitions worker, based in Dunfermline. Peter died of heart failure and pleurisy at home at 18 King's Road.
Born 1879 in Whithorn. Son of William and Janet (McGinn) Garrick. Step-son of Jessie Agnes Garrick of 18 King's Road, Whithorn.
Died on 18 October 1918.


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ROBERT GIBSON,
Robert Gibson, Private (9572) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 23.
Robert had been educated at Sorbie School and was a ploughman at Reifer Park Farm when he joined the City of Glasgow Police Force in June 1913. He had served in the “C” Division and was living in Cubie Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow when he enlisted in August 1914. Robert joined his battalion in France in January 1915 and was killed at La Bassee.
Born 1892 at Bridge House, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Alexander and Isabella Gibson of Reifer Park, Sorbie.
Killed in action on 25 January 1915 and named on Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the War Memorials of Upper Sorbie in Sorbie Village, Penninghame Parish in Newton Stewart, and of the City of Glasgow Police.


JAMES GOODFELLOW,
James Goodfellow, Private (30335) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 22.
James was a Booking Clerk at Whithorn Railway Station when he enlisted as Private (2766) in the Highland Light Infantry. He was transferred to the Cameronians before going to France. He died of wounds sustained two days earlier.
Born 1895 in Whithorn. Son of Thomas and Jane (McKie) Goodfellow of 30 George Street, Whithorn.
Died of wounds on 18 March 1917 and buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


JAMES HANNAH,
James Hannah, Able Seaman (Clyde Z/4723) Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Age 21.
James was a farm servant at Cairnhead Farm, Isle of Whithorn when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined his battalion at Gallipoli in October 1915 and moved with them to France in May 1916.
Born 1896 in Whithorn Parish. Son of John and Helen (Moore) Hannah of Shaddock Farm, Whithorn and later of Airyhassen, Whauphill, Mochrum, Wigtownshire.
Missing in action on 31 December 1917 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Isle of Whithorn War Memorial as A.B. JAMES HANNAH, DRAKE BATT. R.N.D.


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ROBERT B. HUXTABLE,
Robert Boyce Huxtable, Private (32309) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 19.
Born 1898 in Whithorn. Son of Hugh and Margaret (Preston) Huxtable of George Street, Whithorn.
Died of wounds on 26 April 1918 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.


JOHN IRVINE,
John's name was added to the CWGC Debt of Honour register on 15 April 2015.
John Irvine, Military Medal, Private (9502) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Latterly Private (223287) Labour Corps. Age 34.
John joined the Army in 1907 and had served for four years in South Africa. He was with his Regiment in Gibraltar at the outbreak of war and moved to France in November 1914.
He was awarded the M.M. in September 1916. John served throughout the war and was discharged due to illness in March 1919. He died at his aunt's home in Whithorn.
Born 1886 in Prescott, Liverpool. Son of the late William and Margaret (Johnston) Irvine.
Nephew of Joseph and Elizabeth Dodds of 125 George Street, Whithorn.
Died on 19 February 1920 and buried in Whithorn Cemetery. (CWG)


WILLIAM IRVINE,
William Irvine, Gunner (125978) "D" Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Age 39.
William had been a shepherd at Shaddock Farm, Whithorn but was living in Wigtown when he enlisted.
Born 1879 in Whithorn. Son of William and Jane (Martin) Irvine of 19 St. John Street, Whithorn.
Died of wounds on 3 September 1917 and buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3, Belgium.
Also named on the Wigtown War Memorial.


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ROBERT JOHNSTON,
Robert Johnston, Corporal (16207) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 25.
Robert joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in August 1915 and was probably still serving with that battalion when he was wounded in September 1916.
Born 1892 in Whithorn Parish. Son of the late William Johnston of Isle of Whithorn and of Helen Ann (McDowall) Johnston of Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
Killed in action on 23 July 1918 and buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Isle of Whithorn War Memorial as CORP. ROBERT JOHNSTON, K.O.S.B.


WILLIAM JOHNSTON,
I cannot identify this man.


ALEX. KEACHIE,
Served as:
Alexander McKeachie, Private (1220) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 23.
Prior to the outbreak of war Private Keachie was employed as a vanman with grocers Messrs K A Muir & Sons in Whithorn. He was a member of Mr Martin's Brass Band and an enthusiastic footballer.
Born 1891 at Stonehouse, Sorbie, Wigtownshire. Son of Andrew and Margaret McKeachie, of 81 George Street, Whithorn.
Died on active service on 4 August 1915 and buried in Alexandria (Chatby) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Report from the Wigtownshire Free Press on 2/9/1915 page 5a
Alexander Keachie from Whithorn, serving with the 1/5th KOSB Transport Division in the Dardanelles, was tragically drowned while off duty. His father and mother, who live in St John Street, received the terrible news initially from the War Office and later more details were revealed in a letter to them from his Sergeant, John Cain - see earlier post by Mike for more detail
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Info from "Stewartry" - the Transport Section of the 1/5th KOSB were not landed at Gallipoli and remained in Egypt until the battalion rejoined them in January 1916.


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