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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed what seemed to be a small plaque on the bench - did it have anything to do with a commemoration?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm fairly sure it is not related but I will pop back and check sometime in the next few weeks.

(edit) checked back and the plaque is a memorial to a local and not related to any name on the memorial.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McMILLAN, CAMPBELL McINTOSH
Initials: C M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 9 Sqdn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 08/04/1945
Service No: 1821038
Additional information: Son of George Campbell McMillan and Elizabeth Jack McMillan; husband of Betty McMillan, of Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot H/3. Grave 163.
Cemetery: OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY

Surname McMILLAN
Firstname Campbell McIntosh
Service number 1821038
Date of death 08/04/1945
Decoration
Place of birth Glasgow
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank Flt Sgt
Theatre of death R.A.F.V.R. B.C.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the 'Lost Bombers' website

Lancaster HK788 Information
Type Lancaster
Serial Number HK788
Squadron 9
X1D WS-E
Operation Molbis
Date 1 7th April 1945
Date 2 8th April 1945


Further Information
"Serial Range HK535 - HK806 This aircraft was one of a batch of 200 Lancasters ordered from Vckers Armstrong (Castle Bromwich) as Mk.11 Sep41 and changed to Mk.111 Feb43, but built as Mk.1 from Oct43 to Feb45. Up to HK773 had Merlin 22 engines initially installed, and all subsequent Merlin 24 engines. HK788 was delivered to 9 Sqdn Feb45. Took part in the following key Operations: Cologne 2Mar45-Daylight; Essen 11Mar45-Daylight; Dortmund 12Mar45-Daylight; Molbis 7/8Apr45- Lost. Airborne 1837 7apr45 from Bardney to bomb the benzole plant. Homebound, caught fire in flight and dived into the ground at Lyford, 4 miles NNW of Wantage, Berkshire. All are buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, North hinksey. F/O Jeffs and his Flight Engineer, Sgt Higgins, came from Birmingham. At 36, F/S Mousley was at least 16 years senior to the last three listed. F/O A.E.Jeffs KIA Sgt C.V.Higgins KIA F/S K.C.Mousley KIA WO2 H.A.Fisher RCAF KIA F/S C.McI McMillan KIA F/S W.Thomas KIA F/S G.J.Symonds KIA "

I would be interested in any more information about F/Sgt McMillan if anyone has anything at all.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

update and photos sent to UKNIWM today.

Inscription at top
PRO/
PATRIA/
1914 1918

WW1 inscription:
CARSPHAIRN/
ERECTS THIS/
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/
OF/
(names)/
WHO/
IN THE GREAT WAR FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND MAN/
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/
ALSO/
IN HONOUR OF ALL WHO SERVED/
GLORY BE TO GOD

WW1 names (13) exact count:
PTE JOHN ANDERSON RASC
LCPL C H BECK MM SR
CAPT A E CATHCART KRR
PTE GEO COUNTER A&SH
PTE WM DICKSON RAMC
PTE WM HEWITSON CAM H
CAPT A K CLARK-KENNEDY KOSB
CAPT A D H CLARK-KENNEDY RSF
LIEUT G KENNEDY RFA
CAPT W D KENNEDY RSF
GUNR JOHN LAMBIE RFA
LCPL D McMILLAN CAM H
SERGT JOHN MILROY HLI

WW2 inscription:
1939-1945/
(names)

WW2 names (3) exact count:
MAJOR THOMAS A BLYTHE R WARK REGT
SAPPER JAMES G McFADZEAN RE
F/SGT CAMPBELL McI McMILLAN RAF

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman Tuesday 10 April 1923

"Carsphairn War Memorial - The war memorial designed by Captain John W Dods, Dumfries, and erected in memory of the men from the parish of Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire, who fell in the great war, was unveiled on Sunday by Colonel William H Clark Kennedy, V.C. (Canadians), a native of the parish, who came all the way from Montral (sic) to perform the ceremony. Captain Cathcart, of Brockloch, accepted custody of the memorial on behalf of the parish council. Mr Wm McCall MacMillan, of Lamloch, gave an endowment of 100 for the upkeep of the memorial."

Above details also sent to UKNIWM for their records.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the other two Second World War names. Both men died within three weks of each other.

BLYTHE, THOMAS ARCHIBALD
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1/7th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 08/07/1944
Service No: 121422
Additional information: Son of Bruce Crawford Blythe and of Anne Monteith Blythe (nee Archibald), of Glasgow; husband of Sheila Mary Blythe (nee Rae), of Westerton, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 4.
Cemetery: LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES

McFADZEAN, JAMES GILCHRIST
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 59 Field Coy.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 28/07/1944
Service No: 2121832
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes McFadzean, of Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. G. 2.
Cemetery: FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The full list for WW1


Name: ANDERSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 47
Date of Death: 11/02/1919
Service No: R/387835
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Mary Anderson, of Liggate, Carsphairn; husband of Margaret Beattie Anderson, of 32, Windsor Crescent, Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CARSPHAIRN PARISH CHURCHYARD


Name: BUCK, GEORGE HUNTER
Initials: G H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: "B" Coy. 9th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 22/07/1918
Service No: 22552
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of Isabella Buck, of Tynron, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, and the late William Buck. Born Carsphairn, Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. C. 98.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY


Name: CATHCART, AUGUSTUS ERNEST
Initials: A E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 14/09/1914
Additional information: Son of Col. The Hon. A. M. and Mrs. Cathcart, of Mowbray House, Ripon; husband of Hilda Renee Cathcart, of Scagglethorpe, Malton, Yorks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. 1.
Cemetery: PAISSY CHURCHYARD

The Stewartry Roll of Honour shows him as from Brockloch, Carsphairn. Presumably this was a family summer residence as extensive details available online are always of the family home in Yorkshire.

Name: COUNTER, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 20/07/1916
Service No: S/3308
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Stewartry Roll of Honour gives his address as Salutation Hotel, Carsphairn

Name: DICKSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Unit Text: 13th Coy
Age: 32
Date of Death: 26/08/1917
Service No: 29718
Additional information: Son of William Findlay Dickson and Jane Bell Dickson, of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire; husband of Mary MacMillan Dickson, of Carsphairn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CARSPHAIRN PARISH CHURCHYARD


Name: HEWITSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Lovat Scouts
Secondary Unit Text: formerly (6428)
Date of Death: 18/10/1916
Service No: S/40729
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

(connection with carsphairn not yet established)

Name: CLARK-KENNEDY, ALEXANDER KENELM
Initials: A K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Additional information: Son of the late Capt. and Hon. Mrs. Alexander Clark-Kennedy, of Knockgray, Galloway. A Civil Servant (Factory Department, Home Office).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. A. 3.
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY

Name: CLARK KENNEDY, ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS HEWITT
Initials: A D H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of the late Capt. and Hon. Mrs. Clark Kennedy, of Knockgray, Carsphairn, Galloway.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 20.
Cemetery: QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY

Name: KENNEDY, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "D" Bty. 113th Bde.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 16/11/1916
Additional information: Son of William Kennedy, of Townhead of Glencairn, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Officers, B. 2. 3.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN

Stewartry Roll of Honour gives his address as Marbrack, Carsphairn His brother Walter Douglas Kennedy (known as Douglas) is also listed on the memorial and a third brother Robert was killed in the Boer war.

Name: KENNEDY, WALTER DOUGLAS
Initials: W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Additional information: Son of William Kennedy, of Townhead, Glencairn, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 18.
Memorial: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL

He was known as Douglas and was the tenant of Marbrack, Carsphairn. His brother Charles is also listed on the memorial and a third brother, Robert, was killed in the Boer war.

Name: McMILLAN, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 18/04/1918
Service No: S/22815
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMillan, of Two Merkland, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

David was born in Carsphairn where his parents were married. In the 1901 census he was living with his parents as a scholar in Cleurie, Carsphairn

Name: MILROY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 44
Date of Death: 19/12/1915
Service No: 19907
Additional information: Son of Peter Milroy; husband of Agnes Milroy, of 101, Cheever St., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

His father was a police constable from Carsphairn. John was one of 6 brothers who served in the war.
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WW2 Names

Name: BLYTHE, THOMAS ARCHIBALD
Initials: T A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1/7th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 08/07/1944
Service No: 121422
Additional information: Son of Bruce Crawford Blythe and of Anne Monteith Blythe (nee Archibald), of Glasgow; husband of Sheila Mary Blythe (nee Rae), of Westerton, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 4.
Cemetery: LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES

(connection with carsphairn not yet established)

Name: McFADZEAN, JAMES GILCHRIST
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 59 Field Coy.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 28/07/1944
Service No: 2121832
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes McFadzean, of Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. G. 2.
Cemetery: FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY



Name: McMILLAN, CAMPBELL McINTOSH
Initials: C M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 9 Sqdn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 08/04/1945
Service No: 1821038
Additional information: Son of George Campbell McMillan and Elizabeth Jack McMillan; husband of Betty McMillan, of Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot H/3. Grave 163.
Cemetery: OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY

(connection with carsphairn not yet established)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: WW1 Reply with quote

PTE. JOHN ANDERSON, R.A.S.C.
John Anderson, Private (R/387835) Royal Army Service Corps. Age 47.
Born 1871 in Carsphairn. Son of Thomas and Mary (McRoberts or Baird or Newall) Anderson of Liggate, Carsphairn. Husband of Margaret Boyes (Beattie) Anderson of Liggate and later of Paisley who he married in 1896 in Holywood, Dumfriesshire.
John enlisted in June 1918 in the Remounts Service of the RASC. He died of pneumonia in the Windy Knowe Auxiliary Military Hospital in Blundellsands, near Liverpool.
Died on Service on 11 February 1919 and buried in Carsphairn Parish Churchyard (CWG)


L-CPL. G. H. BUCK, M.M. S.R.
George Hunter Buck, Military Medal, Lance Corporal (22552) 9th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 24.
Born 1894 in Carsphairn. Son of William and Isabella (Hunter) Buck of Woodpark, Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire.
George enlisted in November 1915 and served at the Somme, Arras and Ypres. He was wounded three times and was awarded the Military Medal. He died of wounds in the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station near St.Omer.
Died of wounds 22 July 1918 and buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France.
Also listed on the Balmaclellan Parish War Memorial.


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CAPT. A. E. CATHCART, K.R.R.
Augustus Ernest Cathcart, Captain: 2nd Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Age 39.
Born 1875 in Leyburn, Wensleydale, Yorkshire. Son of Colonel The Honourable Augustus Murray Cathcart and of Jeane Mary (Ord-Powlett) Cathcart of Mowbray House, Ripon Yorkshire.
Augustus was gazetted as a 2nd Lt. in the K.R.R. in January 1897; a Lt. in 1899 he then served in South Africa and was Captain in January 1903. He arrived in France on 13 August 1914 and was killed at the Aisne a month later.
Killed in action on 14 September 1914 and buried in Paissy Churchyard, Aisne, France.
The Cathcart family owned land and property in and around Carsphairn including Brockloch House and the Lead Mines at Woodhead.


PTE. GEORGE COUNTER, A.& S.H.
George Counter, Private (S/3308) 2nd Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 29.
Born 1887 in Stirling. Son of Sergeant Major George Counter of the A&SH and of Elizabeth (McKenzie) Counter.
George enlisted, aged 15, as a Drummer boy in the Argylls on 27 October 1902. He had attended the Duke of York's Royal Military School in Chelsea, London, as the son of a deceased soldier.
George was a waiter at the Salutation Hotel, Carsphairn when he returned to Stirling to enlist in August 1914 (together with his brother Richard S/3309). He joined his battalion in France in January 1915 and was killed on the Somme.
Missing in action 20 July 1916 and listed on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

George (S/3308) and Richard (S/3309) 2nd A&SH obviously enlisted together and were two of the five sons of Sergeant Major George Counter, who died in 1898 in Stirling. Two of his sons, George and James were sent to the Royal Military School in Chelsea.
Bandsman (9437) James Counter, A&SH was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions as a stretcher-bearer during Jan-Mar 1915. Richard, who also served with the Gordon Highlanders (S/19280), died from influenza on 2/2/1919 while with the 16th London Regt. (556634) and is buried in Cologne, Germany.


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PTE. WM. DICKSON, R.A.M.C.
William Dickson, Private (29718) 13th Company, Royal Army Medical Corps. Age 32.
Born 1885 in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William Findlay Dickson and of Jane (Bell) Dickson of Stroanpatrick, Dalry. Husband of Mary (McMillan) Dickson of Carsphairn who he married in 1913 in Carsphairn.
William was a motor man with the Glasgow Corporation Tramways and was living with his family at 59 Roebank Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow when he enlisted in the Home Hospital Reserve in March 1915. He was Ward Master at the Maryhill Auxiliary Military Hospital in Glasgow. He was discharged from the army due to illness in May 1916 and awarded a Silver War Badge (39183) He died of tuberculosis in Carsphairn.
Died on 26 August 1917 and buried in Carsphairn Parish Churchyard (CWG)
Also named on the Dalry War Memorial and on the Glasgow Corporation Tramways Dennistoun Depot Memorial now in the Parkhead Depot.


PTE. WM. HEWITSON, CAM. H.
Thought to be:
William Hewitson, Private (S/10729) 5th Bn. Cameron Highlanders. Formerly Private (6428) Lovat Scouts and Private (5663) 1/4th Cameron Highlanders. Age 19.
Born 1897 in Barr, Ayrshire. Son of William Hewitson and of the late Maggie (Kirkland) Hewitson of Barr. Step son of Janet (Affleck) Barr.
Missing in action 18 October 1916 and listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also listed on the Barr Parish War Memorial.


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CAPT. A. K. CLARK KENNEDY, K.O.S.B.
Alexander Kenelm Clark Kennedy, Captain: 1/5th Bn. (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 33.
Born 1884 at Henbury, Wimborne, Dorset. Son of the late Captain Alexander William Maxwell Clark Kennedy and of The Honourable Lettice Lucy (Hewitt) Clark Kennedy of Knockgray, Carsphairn.
Alexander was educated at Westminster School and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was working for the Factories Inspectorate of the Home Office when he joined the Galloway Rifle Volunteers, later the 1/5th KOSB, in October 1906 as a Second Lieutenant. He went, as a Lt., with his battalion to Gallipoli where, in July 1915, he was promoted to Captain and was wounded. He returned home in October before rejoining the battalion in Egypt in 1916. He then served at Romani and Gaza.
Killed in action 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine. Also listed on the Dalbeattie War Memorial.

and his brother

CAPT. A. D. H. CLARK KENNEDY, R.S.F.

Archibald Douglas Hewitt Clark Kennedy, Captain: 1/5th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 30.
Born 1888 in London. Son of the late Captain Alexander William Maxwell Clark Kennedy and of The Honourable Lettice Lucy (Hewitt) Clark Kennedy of Knockgray, Carsphairn.
Archibald was educated at Westminster School before he joined the Standard Life Insurance Company, initially in Edinburgh and then from 1912 in Bombay. On his return to the UK in 1914 he worked with the Law, Union and Rock Insurance Company in London until he was gazetted as a second Lieutenant in the 1/5th RSF in September 1914. He was promoted to Lt. in July 1915 and to Captain in June 1916. He served at Gallipoli and in Egypt, Palestine and France and was killed near Moeuvres during the advance on Cambrai.
Killed in action 18 September 1918 and buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France.

(Details of the brothers from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour are on page 1)


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LIEUT. C. KENNEDY, R.F.A.
Charles Kennedy, Lieutenant: 113th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Age 35.
Born 1880 in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire. Son of William Kennedy, latterly of Townhead of Glencairn, and of Mary Cecile (Cannon) Kennedy who died at Marbrack, Carsphairn in 1918.
Charles had been working in Brazil for a number of years and was home for a visit when he enlisted as a Private in the London Scottish. He was selected for a commission in the RFA. He was fatally wounded at the Ancre.
Died of wounds on 16 November 1916 and buried in the St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Also listed on the Glencairn Parish War Memorial in Moniaive, Dumfriesshire.

and his brother

CAPT. W. D. KENNEDY, R.S.F.
Walter Douglas Kennedy, Lieutenant: 1/5th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 31.
Born 1886 in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire. Son of William Kennedy, latterly of Townhead of Glencairn, and of Mary Cecile (Cannon) Kennedy who died at Marbrack, Carsphairn in 1918.
Known as Douglas, he was educated at Ayr Academy and in 1904 joined the Ayrshire Yeomanry. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in September 1914 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the 1/5th RSF in January 1915. Promoted to Lt. (Temp. Captain) in June 1916 he served in Palestine and was killed at Gaza.
Missing in action 19 April 1917 and listed on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Also listed on the Glencairn Parish War Memorial in Moniaive, Dumfriesshire and on the Ayr War Memorial.

Both brothers are also listed on a plaque (which includes a 3rd brother, Robert who died during the South African War) on an external wall of Carsphairn Parish Church.


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GUNNR. JOHN LAMBIE, R.F.A.
John Lambie, Gunner (125679) 460th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Age 26.
Born 1891 in Carsphairn. Son of James and Janet (Wilson) Lambie of Woodhead, Carsphairn and later of Dalmellington, Ayrshire. John was a shepherd like his father.
Killed in action 20 October 1917 and buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium.


L-CPL. D. McMILLAN, CAM. H.
David McMillan, Lance Corporal (S/22815) 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders. Age 31.
Born 1886 in Carsphairn. Son of Robert and Mary Wilson (McLellan) McMillan of Carsphairn and latterly of Twomerkland Farm, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire. David was a ploughman when he enlisted in December 1915.
Missing in action 18 April 1918 and listed on the Loos Memorial, France. Also listed on the Glencairn Parish War Memorial in Moniaive.


SERGT. JOHN MILROY, H.L.I.
John Milroy, Sergeant (19907) 11th Bn. Highland Light Infantry. Age 44.
Born 1871 in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Police Constable Peter Milroy and of Jame (McLellan) Milroy of Carsphairn. Husband of Agnes (McCall) Milroy who he married in Wishaw in 1896.
John was living with his wife and family in Wishaw, Lanarkshire when he enlisted in September 1914. He had over 20 years service with the local Volunteers and Territorials. He was Mentioned in Despatches for actions during the Battle of Loos in September 1915.
Missng in action 19 December 1915 and listed on the Ypres (Memin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


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