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A Beattie



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Kilmarnock War Memorial Reply with quote

jrah60 wrote:
1914 -1919

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MAXWELL, Thomas (R.S.F.) & above him MAXWELL, James (Seaforth's) were brothers. Kilmarnock born.
First named (and the elder of the two) was my great aunt's husband (1879-1918).

SDGW - Enlisted Kilmarnock.

The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 29th June, 1918, page 3:-
"CASUALTIES. THE LISTS. RANK AND FILE. Died of Wounds.
ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS - Maxwell (11356), T. (Kilmarnock)."


SNWM - WW1
Surname MAXWELL
Forename Thomas
Rank Pte
Service number 11356
Decoration
Place of birth Kilmarnock
Date of death 15 May 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds (as recorded by 8th. Field Ambulance).
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail 1st Bn.

Pte. Maxwell's wife later received 19/7d in back pay and in December, 1919, 19/10/- War Gratuity was also authorised for payment.

CWGC - MAXWELL, T.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 11356
Date of Death: 15/05/1918. Age:38 (Died of wounds.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. J. 4.
Cemetery: SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL
Additional Information: Husband of Margaret Maxwell, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

Headstone schedules record Mrs M. Maxwell, 65, High Glencairn Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
..................................................................................................

Second named, James Maxwell, was James M. Maxwell (1887-1917) professional football player with Killie and clubs in England.

SDGW - Enlisted Kilmarnock.

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 24th May, 1917, page 7:-
"CASUALTIES. TO-DAY'S LISTS. RANK AND FILE. Killed.
SEAFORTHS.- Maxwell (7426), L-Cpl. J. (Dundonald, Ayr.)"


SNWM - WW1
Surname MAXWELL
Forename James
Rank L Cpl
Service number S/7426
Decoration
Place of birth Kilmarnock
Date of death 21 April 1917
Theatre of death Persian Gulf
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 1st Bn.

CWGC - MAXWELL, James
Rank: Lance Corporal.
Service No: S/7426.
Date of Death: 21/04/1917.
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 37 and 64.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Pte. William Kerr Reply with quote

WW1
Kerr, William, H.L.I.

(Glasgow Herald 3rd June 1915)
"Died at No.12 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, on 1st inst. (of wounds received in France). Private William Kerr, inhis 23rd year, 9th H.L.I., son of Mr Robert Kerr, 37 McLelland Drive, Kilmarnock"

CWGC
KERR, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 3064
Date of Death: 01/06/1915
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 9. 30.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Mary Kerr, of 37, McLelland Drive, Kilmarnock.

SNWM
Surname: KERR
Firstname: William
Service Number: 3064
Date Death: 31/05/1915 (1 day before CWGC has listed)
Other: 9th Bn. (T.).
SNWM roll: THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:26 pm    Post subject: Lyle Cousins (killed the same day) Reply with quote

(Glasgow Herald 14th June 1915)
"Two cousins, Private Wm. Lyle, son of Mr John Lyle, son of Mr John Lyle, slater, Robertson Place, and Private David Lyle, son of Mr Thomas Lyle, Tannock (Bannock?) Street, both of the Seaforth Highlanders, were notified yesterday as having been killed on May 9. They were natives of Kilmarnock."

WW1
Lyle, David, Seaforths

CWGC
LYLE, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4269
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Maggie Lyle, of 1, Bannock St., Kilmarnock.

WW1
Lyle, William, Seaforths

CWGC
LYLE, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4329
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Sgt. Robert Roy Reply with quote

Not listed on the memorial.

(Glasgow Herald 14th June 1915)
"Sergeant Robert Roy, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, a native of Kilmarnock, was killed on Sunday, May 16. while leading his section into action. He had been twice invalided home since the start of the war."

WW1
Sgt. Robert Roy

CWGC
ROY, ROBERT
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 649
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 39 to 41.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: ROY
Forename: Robert
Rank: A/Sgt
Service number: 649
Place of birth: Kilmarnock
Date of death: 16 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:59 pm    Post subject: L.Cpl. William Cummings Reply with quote

WW1
Cumming(s), William, Seaforths

(Glasgow Herald 14th June 1915)
"Lance Coporal Wm. Cummings, Seaforth Highlanders, Douglas Street, was killed on May 24. Prior to the war he was working in the Saxone Shoe Factory, Kilmarnock."

CWGC
CUMMINGS, WILLIAM
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/5454
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: CUMMINGS
Forename: William
Rank: L Cpl
Service number: S/5454
Place of birth: Kilmarnock
Date of death: 24 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail:2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Higgins Reply with quote

WW1
Higgins, William, Seaforths

(Glasgow Herald 14th June 1915)
"Private Wm. Higgins, Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on May 24. He was a nephew of "Sandy" Higgins, the well known footballer, and had been in the Army for seven years. He was 23 years of age, and resided in Kilmarnock."

CWGC
HIGGINS, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 23
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Addenda Panel
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: HIGGINS
Forename: William
Rank: Pte
Service number: 23
Place of birth: Kilmarnock
Date of death: 24 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 2nd Bn.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HENRY JOHN ANDERSON's parents were from Hawick and he is listed on the Hawick Roll of Honour as Harry Anderson

Private Service No: S/13518
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
"B" Coy. 7th Bn.
Panel Reference
Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial
LOOS MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Son of John and Helen Anderson, of 92, Portland St., Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:21 pm    Post subject: Pte. Charles Byers Reply with quote

WW1
Byers, Charles. R.S.F.

Also listed on the Glasgow & South Western Railway memorial.

(Glasgow Herald 5th July 1915)
"Private Charles Byers, 4th R.S.F., who resided in East Netherton Street, Kilmarnock, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was formerly employed in the G. and S.W. Railway Works. He leaves a widow and four children."

CWGC
BYERS, CHARLES
Rank: Private
Service No: 8635
Date of Death: 12/06/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st/4th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 72 to 75.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: BYERS
Forename: Charles
Rank: Pte
Service number: 8635
Place of birth: Dumfries
Date of death: 12 June 1915
Theatre of death: Dardanelles
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail: 1/4th Bn.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the day this memorial was being unveiled there was a schoolboy's international football match between Ireland and Scotland at Belfast. The Scottish schoolboy's won the match 0 - 5. James Maxwell's 14 year old son, scored three of the goals. It was also a month to the day when James Maxwell was killed in Mesopotamia - 21st . April, 1917.

Belfast (v Ireland 21st. May, 1927. Result: 0-5; Attendance: 4,000),"At Belfast on Saturday the Scottish schoolboys defeated the Irish schoolboys by five goals to nil. Maxwell of Kilmarnock was in great form for the Scottish boys and scored three of the goals." (Evening Telegraph, Mon., 23rd. May, 1927.)

L/Cpl. James Maxwell, S/7426, Seaforth Highlanders, also listed Dundonald War Memorial.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Ferguson Reply with quote

DelBoy - Are any of the Ferguson`s connected?

I know David Ferguson had brothers Joseph and James. Fergusson was listed on James` birth certificate.

David died on 2 March 1916 - suicide during " temporary insanity". This was cause of death as stated by the military court on his service record.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject: Kilmarnock Memorial - William Biggar Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 1 October 1915
" Mrs Jas. Meikle, Wood Street, received a letter from her son, Sgt. Robert Meikle, 5th R.S. F., on Monday under date 15th September, in which he says that his corps are getting things a bit warm at the Dardanelles, having just completed a spell of 25 days in the trenches, and he states that Drummer Willie Biggar was killed last week. Biggar, who belongs to Kilmarnock, resided in Catrine for a time, and is the son-in-law of Mr Alex Fowler, Wood Street. He was well known in football circles, and was an enthusiastic player with Catrine Thistle Club. His death will be regretted by a wide circle of friends. Much sympathy is expressed here on behalf of his parents who had a son killed in France a few months ago. Another brother of Biggar has been missing in the Dardanelles since 12th July."
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Ferguson Reply with quote

pwl1951 wrote:
DelBoy - Are any of the Ferguson`s connected?

I know David Ferguson had brothers Joseph and James. Fergusson was listed on James` birth certificate.

David died on 2 March 1916 - suicide during " temporary insanity". This was cause of death as stated by the military court on his service record.


Only just seen this post, sorry.

I don't know unfortunately, there's plenty Fergusons on the memorial anyway. I'll see what i can find.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Derek.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:16 am    Post subject: Kilmarnock Memorial - William G Ferguson Reply with quote

The 1911 census shows William living at 66 John Finnie Street with his parents John, trade engineering machinist, and Margaret, and his siblings Jeanie and John. Wililam was aged 29 a teacher employed by the School Board.

CWGC information

Name: FERGUSON
Initials: W.G.
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 22/06/1918
Service No: 204745
Grave/Memorial reference: A. 3
Cemetery: WARRY COPSE CEMETERY, COURCELLES-LE-COMTE
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed:

Pte STEWART, DAVID
7414 Date of Death: 15/09/1914
Regiment/Service: 1st Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL

According to SDGW: Born Edinburgh, enlisted Hawick and lived Kilmarnock.
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