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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCUBBIN, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 14th July 1916
Service Number: 20338
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3c
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Also named on the family gravestone in Sheuchan Cemetery, Stranraer.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more on Samuel Caldwell from the Wigtownshire Free Press (5/10/1916):

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LEES, JOHN SKIMMING
Initials: JS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Ramk: Private
Service Number: 7030
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 14/7/1915
Age: 18
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lees, of Burgess Cottage, Leswalt, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 73 to 76
Memorial: Helles Memorial

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCARLIE, A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 241436
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 1st/4th Bn
Date of Death: 20/7/1918
Age: 31
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Sarah McCarlie, of New Luce, Wigtownshire; husband of Helen King Turtle (formerly McCarlie), of Kirkland Cottage, Leswalt, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: VIII D 5
Cemetery: Marfaux British Cemetery

Also named on St Mark's UF Church memorial and Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wigtownshire Free Press (18/1/1917) reported on the award of Robert Richardson's DCM:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ESPIE, G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14936
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th/7th Bn
Date of Death: 31/7/1917
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Post (30/8/1917): Mrs George Espie, Kirminnoch, Ervie, Has received official notice that her husband. Private G Sproat Espie, RSF, was killed in action on July 31. Private Espie enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, and had been over 18 months in France.

[The report also carries a photograph of Pte Espie]
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CRAIG, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5672
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, AIF, 25th Bn
Date of Death: 17/10/1917
Grave Ref: P III J 10A
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

Wigtownshire Free Press (15/11/1917: Mr and Mrs Caughie, Knocknain, Leswalt, have received official intimation that their brother, Signaller John Craig, Australian Imperial Forces, died from wounds received in action in France on October 17. Signaller Craig was a native of Leswalt, and about ten years ago emigrated to Australia. When the call for men came, he sold his farm, joined the Forces, and came to this country last year.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DORANS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 6594
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusliers, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 13/11/1914
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (17/2/1916): Official intimation has been received from the War Office that Corporal W Dorans has been missing since 13th November 1914 and that the Army Council has been regrettfully constrained to conclude that he is dead. Corporal Dorans was a Reservist at the outbreak of war, and was emplyed on the farm at Craigenholly, Glenluce.

Note: Also named on Glenluce War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ALEXANDER, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19773
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 14/7/1916
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3C
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: JENKINS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 250547
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, "D" Bty, 50th Bde
Date of Death: 11/10/1918
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of William and Isabella Jenkins, of Cairnbrock, Leswalt, Stranraer, Wigtonshire.
Panel reference: Panel 4 to 6 and 162
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: REID, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 646671
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, "D" Bty, 74th Bde
Date of Death: 18/9/1918
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Ivie and Colina Reid, of Challoch, Leswalt, Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Native of Glasserton, Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: I B 2
Cemetery: Lagnicourt Hedge Cemetery
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RENNIE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 301706
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery, 3rd Mountain Bty
Date of Death: 28/11/1917
Age: 39
Additional Information: Son of David and Kathleen Rennie; husband of Agnes Blair Rennie, of 29, Agnew Crescent, Stranraer, Wigtownshire. (Buried Quetta Govt. Cem. 2925.).
Panel Reference: Face 1
Memorial: Delhi Memorial (India Gate)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PATTERSON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 61089
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artllery, 184th Siege Bty
Date of Death: 4/6/1917
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Sarah Patterson, of Lochans, Stranraer, Wigtown.
Grave Reference: VII E 17
Cemetery: Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WITHER, J
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Fitter
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery, Clearing Office formerly 1st/1st Highland Heavy Bty
Age: 27
Date of Death: 9th April 1919
Service Number: 107438
Grave Location: East of Church
Cemetery: Leswalt Old Church
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCNEILLIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202656
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 27/10/1917
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Catherine McNeillie, of Balcarry, Dairy, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Born Leswalt, Stranraer.
Grave Reference: XXII F 1A
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Note: Also named on Colmonell War Memorial


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