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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN COUPLAND : GATESIDE : 1:4 KOSB
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John Coupland, Private (240736) 1/4th Battalion (Border) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 20.
John was employed at Lochhill, New Abbey when he enlisted as Private (2043) in the 1/5th KOSB in October 1914 when he was 16. He served at Gallipoli but was evacuated home and afterwards served in Egypt and Palestine, where he was wounded at Gaza, before moving to France.
(Source:D&G Standard 25/9/1918p.3 but not yet confirmed by military records)
Born 1898 at Slogarie Mains Cottages, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright (as John Copland). Son of Archibald and Janet (Broadfoot) Coupland of Gateside and of Ardwell Mains, New Abbey and later of English Street, Dumfries.
Killed in action on 1 September 1918 and buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France.


FELIX Wm. DAVITT : KINHARVIE : 1. GORDONS
Felix William Davitt, Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 28.
Felix was brought up at Bent Cottage, Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire and was a student teacher at St. Michael's College in Dumfries before taking a teaching job at St. Mary's Academy in Glasgow. He enlisted as a Private in the Gordon Highlanders in August 1916 and was commissioned in May 1917. He was killed by a sniper.
Born 1890 at Longbridgemuir, Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Sarah Davitt of Kinharvie, New Abbey.
Killed in action on 12 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Kirkgunzeon War Memorial, on Kirkgunzeon Parish Church Roll of Honour and on the Dumfries War Memorial.


JAMES DEMPSTER : BEESWING : 8. A&SH
James Dempster, Private (S/15431) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 23.
James was living at Dundonald View, Irvine, Ayrshire, where he was employed as a ticket collector by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company, when he enlisted in November 1915. He was posted to the 2nd A&SH in France in July 1916 but due to illness he was evacuated to hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in January 1917. He returned to France in May and rejoined his battalion in June 1917.
Born 1894 at New Abbey. Son of James and Sarah (Martin) Dempster of Locharthur Terrace, Beeswing.
Killed in action on 10 January 1918 and buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Beeswing Village WW1 Memorial and on the G&SW Railway Memorial now in Ayr Station.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three of the four sons of James and Sarah Douglas of Gate-End, New Abbey.

DAVID DOUGLAS : GATE:END : 1. CAMERONIANS
David John Richard Douglas, Private (43165) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 22.
David was a postman in Hamilton, Lanarkshire when he enlisted in December 1915. He served as Private (22893) in the 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers before transferring to the 1st Cameronians.
He had three brothers in the army John, Robert and William.
Born 1895 at Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in action on 25 November 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


JOHN DOUGLAS : GATE:END : 1:7 GORDONS
John Edgar Bell Douglas, Private (313022) 1/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 21.
John enlisted and served as Private (203325) in the 6th Cameron Highlanders before he transferred to the Gordons.
Born 1897 at Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died of wounds on 24 July 1918 and buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Boulogne, France.


ROBERT DOUGLAS : GATE:END : 10. A&SH
Robert Douglas, Private (S/12230) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 26.
Robert, like his father, had been a gardener but was an attendant at Crichton Royal Institution in Dumfries when he enlisted July 1915. He joined his battalion in France in October 1915.
Born 1890 at Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Husband of Susan (Maguire) Douglas of New Abbey who he married in 1914 at Longriggend by Airdrie, New Monkland, Lanarkshire.
Missing in action on 14 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CHARLES FARISH : WINNEYHILL : 14. CAN.
Charles Ferries/Farish/Ferish [see earlier posts on page 1], Private (63345) 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) also called the Royal Montreal Regiment. Age 31.
Charles had served his apprenticeship as a gardener at Marchmont before working for Mr. J. J. Keswick of Mabie. He emigrated to Canada in 1911 and was working as a cook when he enlisted at Edmonton, Alberta in November 1914. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in February 1915 and joined his battalion in France on 14 May 1915. Two week later he was killed.
On his enlistment he named his next of kin as James Ferish of New Abbey. This was later changed to his aunt Mrs. Helen Varney of Grey Morrin Cottage, Troqueer.
Born 1884 at Lochrutton, Kirkcudbrightshire, as Charles Ferries. Son of Thomas and Sarah (Varney) Ferries of Easthill Cottage, Lochrutton.
Missing in action on 29 May 1915 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.


JOHN GORDON : GATESIDE : 2. RSF
John Dunlop Blair Gordon, Private (15845) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 22.
John enlisted in November 1914 and joined his battalion in France in April 1915. He was wounded twice at Lens and was killed on the Somme.
Born 1894 at Halmyre, Castle Douglas, Kelton, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John and Agnes (Beattie) Gordon of Haugh of Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire and of Gateside, New Abbey.
Killed in action on 1 July 1916 and buried in the Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRED LIVINGSTONE : KINHARVIE : 2. RSF
Frederick George Livingstone, Private (15922) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 21.
Fred was a gamekeeper on the Auchenskeoch Estate, Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in France in April 1915.
Born 1893 at Cowdenbeath, Beath, Fife. Son of George and Agnes Harley (Walker) Livingstone of Kinharvie, New Abbey.
Missing in action on 30 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Beeswing Village WW1 War Memorial.


THOMAS LOGAN : GATESIDE : 1:5 KOSB
Thomas Robertson Logan, Private (4409 & 241121) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 40.
Prior to enlistment, Thomas was a ploughman with Mr. Kingen of Lochhill, New Abbey. He joined his battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915.
Born 1877 at Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire. Son of Joseph and Mary (Crosbie) Logan. Husband of Sarah Jane (Little) Logan of Ramsey Place, Dumfries who he married in 1900 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the St. Michael's Church memorial in Dumfries.


THOMAS McADAM : LANECROFT : SR
Thomas McAdam, Corporal (14624) 11th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 33.
Thomas was employed on farm work at Lagg of Dunscore when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in September 1915 but they sailed for Salonica in November.
Born 1886 at Dryfesdale, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Jane McAdam of Locharthur Cottages, Beeswing, New Abbey and of Dubruscan, Amisfield, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in action on 19 September 1918 and buried in the Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the Applegarth and Sibbaldie War Memorial, on the Dunscore Parish War Memorial and on the Lockerbie Great War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEORGE McCALL : AUCHENFAD : 87. CAN.
John George McCall, Private (178248) 87th Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) Age 25.
George was an engineer working at Barbers Bay when he enlisted in the 87th Canadian Grenadier Guards at South Porcupine, Ontario in February 1916. His next of kin was given as an aunt, Janet McCall of Heck, Lockerbie. He was wounded once and killed in action when hit by machine gun fire while clearing enemy from a communications trench near Amiens.
Born 1892 at Heck, Lockmaben, Dumfriesshire. Son of Janet Craighton-McCall. In 1901, age 8, he was boarding with Jane Brown at Auchenfad Cottage, Troqueer/New Abbey.
Killed in action on 19 August 1918 and buried in the Hillside Cemetery, Le Quesnel, France.


GEORGE McCOWAN : KINHARVIE : 11. A&SH
George McCowan, Private (S/7618) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 22.
George was a shepherd at Terrerran in Moniaive when he enlisted in January 1915. He was mobilised in June and joined his battalion in France in October. He was killed by a rifle grenade just as he had taken up sentry duty and was buried behind the lines.
Born 1893 at Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. Step-son of Robert Clark and son of Annie (McCowan) Clark of Kinharvie, New Abbey, who had married in 1902 at Urr.
Killed in action on 20 March 1916 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM McCUBBIN : DRUM : 50. CANADIANS
Note: his name was McCubbing
William McCubbing, Military Medal, Lance Corporal (2336301) 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) Age 39.
After being in Canada for about 13 years, William was working as a butcher when he enlisted in April 1917 at Calgary, Alberta in 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) He was posted to the 50th Battalion and was wounded at Lens. He died in the 7th Casualty Clearing Station at Ligny-St. Flochel.
His award of the Military Medal was announced in the London Gazette on 11 March 1919 p.3448.
Born 1878 at Kissock, New Abbey. Son of John and Sarah Redmond (Drummond) McCubbing of Drum, Lochrutton and, later, of Laurieknowe, Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire. Husband of Agnes (Austin) McCubbing of 11th Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta who he married in 1905 at Dumfries.
Died of wounds on 5 September 1918 and buried in the Ligny-St.Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France.
Also named on the Lochrutton Parish War Memorial, the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the Beeswing Village WW1 War Memorial.


JOHN McDOUGALL : WHINNEYHILL : RAF
John Joseph McDougall, Chief Mechanic (202513) Royal Air Force. Age 31.
John was a chauffeur when he enlisted in the Royal Navy in January 1915. He was appointed as Petty Officer Mechanic (F2513) Royal Naval Air Service and posted to Howden Airship Station in Yorkshire. He was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in September 1917 and was transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918. He died of pneumonia at a Military Hospital in York.
Born 1886 at New Abbey. Son of James and Agnes (Rutherford) McDougall of West Moor House, New Abbey and of Whinney Hill, Troqueer, Dumfries.
Died on Service on 17 November 1918 and buried in New Abbey Burial Ground.
Also named on the Dalton War Memorial near Annan as John McDougall, CPO - RNAS.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wm. ANDw. CURRIE McKIE : CRAIGIESIDE : 128. CAN.
William Andrew Currie McKie, Private (782381) 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) Age 34.
William was working as a teamster at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan when he enlisted in April 1916. He was posted initially to the 128th Battalion, 5th Division, CEF. He named his next of kin as his sister Miss J. McKie of New Abbey. He was killed during an attack on the German trenches in the St. Laurent sector outside Lens
Born 1884 at New Abbey. Son of John and Janet (Ferguson) McKie of Craigieside, New Abbey.
Missing in action on 21 August 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.

and his nephew

Wm. FERGUSON McKIE : CRAIGIESIDE : 6. KOSB

William Ferguson McKie, Lance Corporal (22843) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 21.
William was a farm servant in the Lockerbie district when he enlisted. He served with 7th/8th KOSB, was wounded and was posted to the 2nd KOSB where he was wounded again in October 1917.
Born 1897 at New Abbey. Son of Esther McKie. Grandson of John and Janet McKie of Craigieside, New Abbey.
Killed in action on 18 August 1918 and buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouk, France.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wm. EWART McKINNEL : NEWABBEY : 1:5 KOSB
William Ewart McKinnell, Lance Corporal (1014) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 27.
William was a gamekeeper at Burnfoot Hall, Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1888 at David Street, Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Catherine Crichton (Ewart) McKinnell of New Abbey.
Missing in action on 12 July 1915 and listed on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Eaglesfield War Memorial, Dumfriesshire.


EDWARD MURRAY : INGLESTON : 1:5 KOSB
Not listed by CWGC/SNWM but thought to be:
Edward Murray, Private (34281) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
I have no other information.


JAMES ROBERTSON : ARDWELL MAINS : RFA
James Robertson, Corporal (143688) "B" Battery, 189th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Age 20.
James was educated at Kirkbean School and at Dumfries Academy before working in the offices of the County Clerk of Dumfriesshire and then in the North of Scotland Bank in Dumfries. He went to France in September 1916.
Born 1897 at New Abbey. Son of Alexander and Mary (Riddick) Robertson of Ardwell Mains, New Abbey and of Berswick, Auldgirth, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in action on 9 September 1917 and buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries Academy memorial.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN SEATON : SHAMBELLIE GRANGE : 1:5 KOSB
John Seaton, Private (5285 & 241582) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 30.
John was employed at Crawfordton House, Moniaive when he enlisted in June 1916. He joined his battalion in Egypt and was killed at the battle of Wadi el Hesi, just north of Gaza City in Palestine .
Born 1887 at Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Agnes (Coltart) Seaton of The Burn, Thornhill and of Blackchub, Keir, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Husband of Elizabeth (Grierson) Seaton of Craigieside, New Abbey and of Leaston, Humbie, East Lothian who he married in 1909 at Lochrutton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in action on 8 November 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery.
Also named on the Moniaive War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour of the Sweetheart Abbey Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity and Friendly Society.


WILLIAM SHENNAN : INGLESTON : 1. KOSB
Thought to be:
William John Shennan, Private (16179) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 25.
William enlisted from Airdrie Farm, Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire in September 1914 in the 9th (Reserve) Battalion KOSB and joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in August 1915.
Born 1891 at Dalbeattie. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Shannon of Port Street, Dalbeattie and of Tororrie Farm, Preston Mill, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in action on 14 July 1916 and nmed on the Thiepval Memorial, France.
Also named on the Kirkbean and Southwick War Memorials.


WILLIAM STENTON : NEWABBEY : SG
William James Stenton, Private (10297) 3rd Reserve Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 27.
William was a labourer when he enlisted in September 1914. He died at the Guards Barracks in Caterham, Surrey.
Born 1888 at New Abbey. Son of James Richard Stenton and Jane (Kincaid) Stenton of New Abbey.
Died on Active Service on 2 January 1915 and buried in Caterham and Warlingham (Caterham) Burial Ground, Surrey.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRANCIS GORDON STEWART : SHAMBELLIE : RN
Francis Gordon Stewart, Lieutenant Commander, HMS Hampshire, Royal Navy. Age 29.
Francis was educated at Stobington School in Farnham near Portsmouth before he joined the Royal Navy in September 1901. He was posted to HMS Empress of India as a Midshipman in January 1903, promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in March 1906, to Lieutenant in March 1908 and to Lieutenant Commander in March 1916. He had previously served on HMS Hampshire from July 1907 to December 1908 but at the outbreak of war he was the Navigator on HMS Gloucester and took part in the pursuit of the German Cruisers Goeben and Bresslau in the Mediterranean. He rejoined the Hampshire in February 1916 and took part in the Battle of Jutland. Afterwards the Hampshire was directed to Scapa Flow to transport Lord Kitchener on a diplomatic mission to Russia. At around 19:40 on 5 June 1916 the Hampshire struck a mine off Mainland Orkney and sank very rapidly. Only 12 men survived.
Born 1886 at New Abbey. Son of Captain William and Anna Agnes (Brown) Stewart of Shambellie, New Abbey.
Killed in action on 5 June 1916 and buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney.
Also named on an individual memorial in New Abbey Parish Church.


THOMAS TELFER : DRUMBURN : 12. HLI
Thomas Elliot Telfer, Private (31136) 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 30.
Thomas was a forester on the Cavens Estate in Kirkbean and New Abbey when he enlisted.
Born 1888 at Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Son of Robert and Mary Ann (Elliot) Telfer of Bankfoot Cottages, Locharbriggs, Dumfries. Husband of Janet Robertson (Kirkpatrick) Telfer of Drumburn, New Abbey who he married in 1911 at Kirkbean.
Missing in action on 28 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.
His brother James Telfer, Private (2646) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers died of wounds on 20 December 1915 and buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. He is named on a memorial in Locharbriggs Village Hall.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES THOMSON : BEESWING : 16. CAN.
James Thomson, Private (28694) 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) also know as The Canadian Scottish. Age 31.
James was working as a motor-man when he enlisted in August 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was a piper with the local militia the 72nd Regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and he and many of his comrades enlisted again in September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec.
Born 1884 at Nether Corsock, Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Son of William and Mary Thomson of Killywhan, Beeswing, Kirkgunzeon. Died of wounds on 23 April 1915 and buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Beeswing Village WW1 memorial and on the Kirkgunzeon Parish War Memorial.


JOSEPH THOMSON : DRUMBURN : 17. HLI
Joseph Thomson, Private (30509) 17th Battalion (3rd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry. Age 23.
“Joe” was a poultry keeper when he enlisted in May 1916.
Born 1893 at New Abbey. Son of William and Elizabeth (Scott) Thomson of Drumburn, New Abbey.
Killed in action on 18 November 1916 and buried in the Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALEXr. WALKER : ROADSIDE : 4:5 BLACK WATCH
Alexander Walker, Private (6337 & 202238) 4th/5th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 34.
Alexander was a gardener at Stracathro House when he enlisted.
Born 1882 at Brechin, Forfarshire/Angus. Son of Alexander and Jane Dalziel (Stoba) Walker of Roadside, New Abbey.
Husband of Ina (Reid) Walker of 6 Glamis Road, Forfar who he married in 1913 in Stracathro, Forfarshire.
Killed in action on 7 February 1917 and buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Stracathro Parish War Memorial.

and his brother

JACOB WALKER : ROADSIDE : 2. RSF

Jacob Walker, Private (24072) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 30.
Jacob was a labourer and rabbit catcher in New Abbey when he enlisted as Private (23146) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in March 1916. He was posted to the 2nd RSF in France on 13 June 1916 and six weeks later was killed.
Born 1884 at New Abbey. Son of Alexander and Jane Dalziel (Stoba) Walker of Roadside, New Abbey.
Missing in action on 30 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, France.


SAMUEL WARREN : CRAIGIESIDE : RASC
Samuel Warren, Private (37446) 2/4th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Age 30.
Samuel enlisted as Driver (T/2/017767) in the Army Service Corps in October 1914 and went to France in July 1915. He was transferred to the YLI.
Born 1888 at Middlebie, Waterbeck, Dumfriesshire. Son of Mr & Mrs James Warren of Whitehill, Lockerbie. Husband of Janet Ellen (Carruthers) Warren of Craigieside, New Abbey who he married in 1913 in New Abbey.
Missing in action on 27 July 1918 and named on the Soissons Memorial, France.
Also named on the Lockerbie Great War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour of the Sweetheart Abbey Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity and Friendly Society.


JOHN WHINNAM : MM MABIE : 12. HLI
This man's name is WHINHAM
John William Whinham, Military Medal, Corporal (41862) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 21.
John was employed in the gardens at Brocklehirst House, Dumfries when he enlisted as Private (4576) in the 3/5th Battalion of the King's Own Scottish Borderers in January 1916. He was posted as Private (29595) to the KOSB in France in January 1917 but was transferred to the 12th HLI. He served at Arras and Ypres, and was killed on the Somme at Millencourt near Amiens.
He was awarded the Military Medal in July 1917 for his actions in getting ammunition forward while under heavy shell fire.
Born 1896 at Brampton, Cumberland. Son of Edward and Jane Whinham of The Gardens, Mabie, New Abbey.
Missing in action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Poziers Memorial, France.
Also named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial in Dumfries.
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JOHN McDOUGALL : WHINNEYHILL : RAF
John Joseph McDougall, Chief Mechanic (202513) Royal Air Force. Age 31.
Born 1886 at New Abbey. Son of James McDougall of Whinney Hill, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. A chauffeur he enlisted in the Royal Navy and was appointed as Petty Officer Mechanic (F2513) Royal Naval Air Service, posted to Howden Airship Station, Yorkshire. Promoted to Chief Petty Officer in September 1917 he transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918.
Died 17 November 1918 and buried in New Abbey Burial Ground.
Also remembered on the Dalton War Memorial as CPO - RNAS.[/quote]

Is this the same man listed on Aberfeldy War Memorial, having died after 1919?

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=347

A lot of it seems to fit, I can't find a connection yet to Aberfeldy, though I do have a death certificate for a John Joseph MacDougall a plumber married to Jessie H? Menzies. This man died aged 39, at 14 Kenmore street Aberfeldy, on the 31st October 1920, of TB
Father Angus, mother Sarah MacDougall nee Kennedy

This conflicts with CWGC and Service record which states he died of Flu on 17/11/1918 at Military Hospital York

Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike - can't see this as being the same man. "Your" MACDOUGALL died post 1919 and is listed on the WM as A.M. (Aircraftsman?)
The MCDOUGALL (No "A") of New Abbey died in 1918 and was a Chief Mechanic (had been a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Naval Air Service)
His war grave is at http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=983

Judging by the inscription on the gravestone he may have been a catholic and the forenames John Joseph are not uncommon.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Mike - can't see this as being the same man. "Your" MACDOUGALL died post 1919 and is listed on the WM as A.M. (Aircraftsman?)
The MCDOUGALL (No "A") of New Abbey died in 1918 and was a Chief Mechanic (had been a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Naval Air Service)
His war grave is at http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=983

Judging by the inscription on the gravestone he may have been a catholic and the forenames John Joseph are not uncommon.


Thanks Kenneth, I think you're right. I will have to keep hunting. i think i have the right death certificate, but not the right man.

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