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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:14 pm    Post subject: James Howat Edington Reply with quote

James Howat Edington came to this country as a small boy, from Malaya. He spent twelve years as a pupil at Kilmarnock Academy, and left in 1939 to be indentured as a chartered accountant. He had won his Rugby Cap. Jim was wireless operator of S.S. Narva when she was mined and sank in a very rough sea on the 15th of January 1945. He was twenty-four.

Name: EDINGTON, JAMES HOWAT
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Radio Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Narva (Glasgow)
Age: 23
Date of Death: 15/01/1945
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 72.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

From http://www.mercantilemarine.org/showthread.php?t=107

Cargo ship Narva
1,575 grt, (Scottish Navigation Co.) had been on passage from Naples to Alexandria with military stores. On the 15th January 1945 she was about 100 miles off the North-West coast of Libya when an explosion occured onboard sinking the ship and killing a number of her crew.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:15 pm    Post subject: John Gibson Reply with quote

John Gibson was Editor of The Gold Berry in 1936-7. A keen swimmer, he won several medals for life-saving. His great hobby was photography. As a student he played a prominent part in the local Charities Day; in 1941 he was capped M.A. at Glasgow University, and immediately joined the R.A.F. The Blenheim bomber in which he served was presumed lost in the Mediterranean, off the Greek coast, in November 1941.

Name: GIBSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 107 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 08/11/1941
Service No: 987889
Additional information: Son of Currie and Isabella Gibson, of Riccarton, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. M.A. (Glasgow).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. C. 8.
Cemetery: PHALERON WAR CEMETERY

The Glasgow University Roll of Honour gives Sergeant Gibson’s place and date of birth. 9 November 1919 at Riccarton, Kilmarnock

http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH0382&type=P
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: James Gordon Gray Reply with quote

James Gordon Gray left school in 1937 to become an apprentice analytical chemist. While at school, and till his death, he was a keen cricketer. Soon after joining the R.A.F. he became Warrant-Officer Pilot, and was killed in 1943 while testing a new Spitfire.

Name: GRAY, JAMES GORDON
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 74 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 04/11/1943
Service No: 1112549
Additional information: Son of Kenneth Camron Gray and Grace Proctor Gray, of Wormit, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. G. 2.
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

Listed on the Wormit War Memorial, Fife
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:19 pm    Post subject: George Templeton Guthrie Reply with quote

George Templeton Guthrie was four years at Kilmarnock Academy, where he took part in a variety of school activities. Before joining the Royal Navy he had been training for the Civil Service. He was a Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R. on H.M. LCT. 427 (a Tank-Landing Craft) which was reported missing on the continent of Europe, 6th of June 1944. He was twenty-one years old.

Name: GUTHRIE, GEORGE TEMPLETON
Initials: G T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.L.C.T. 427.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 07/06/1944
Service No: 427
Additional information: Son of George Templeton Guthrie and Isabella Morton Guthrie, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 93, Column 1.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL


According to this website:

http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1944-06JUN1.htm

Guthrie died along with 13 other seamen when HMLCT 427 was in collision with battleship HMS Rodney at Spithead.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Hugh Graham Hamilton Reply with quote

Hugh Graham Hamilton came to us from Clydebank High School, and was a pupil at Kilmarnock till 1940, his chief interest being the study of engineering. He was a Sergeant in the crew of a bomber which failed to return from a raid over Darmstadt on the night of 25/26th August 1944. At the time of his death he was aged twenty-one.

Name: HAMILTON, HUGH GRAHAM
Initials: H G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 207 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26/08/1944
Service No: 1568684
Additional information: Son of James and Helen Wilson Hamilton, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 2. E. 3-7.
Cemetery: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY

From the Lost Bombers website

http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=2871

Lancaster PD216

Type Lancaster
Serial Number PD216
Squadron 207
X1D EM-J
Operation Darmstadt
Date 1 25th August 1944
Date 2 26th August 1944

Further Information
Serial Range PD198 - PD444 This aircraft was one of 200 Lancaster Mk.1s ordered Apr43 from Metro-Vick and delivered from Jun44 to Dec44 with Merlin 24 engines. PD216 was delivered to 207 Sqdn Jun44. When lost this aircraft had a total of 128 hours. No operational history. Airborne 2048 25Aug44 from Spilsby. Shot down on approach to the target. All are buried in Durnbach War Cemetery. F/L M.F.C.Harding KIA Sgt L.P.Jones KIA F/S S.Simm RCAF KIA F/S T.J.Jones KIA W/O M.Savage KIA Sgt H.G.Hamilton KIA F/S E.Kisilowsky RCAF KIA The remains of this aircraft were recovered in early February 2003 from a field near Geinsheim from a about 3 metres below the surface. Information provided by Mr R.Baxter.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:24 pm    Post subject: John Hears Reply with quote

John Hears, of Stewarton, in the few years he spent with us, made many friends. His interests were in the main technical. Joining the R.A.F. early in the War he became a Flight Mechanic. He met his death in October 1944, while on a flight between two home stations.

Name: HEARS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 29 Sqdn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 10/10/1944
Service No: 1558926
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Hears; husband of Elizabeth Hears, of Stewarton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 331.
Cemetery: STEWARTON CEMETERY

Listed on the Stewarton War Memorial
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Jack Stuart Henderson Reply with quote

Jack Stuart Henderson had intended, on leaving school, to become a surveyor; but grimmer work awaited him. In the R.A.F. he quickly reached the rank of Flying Officer. He joined 25 Squadron, and as pilot of a night-fighter in operations against German pick-a-back 'planes he was shot down on the 7th of October 1944. Jack had been married just a little more than a year. He did not live to see his little daughter, born in 1945.

Name: HENDERSON, JACK STUART
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 25 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 07/10/1944
Service No: 145687
Additional information: Son of Mary M. Henderson; husband of Barbara Priddis Henderson, of St. Marychurch, Devon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 206.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:35 pm    Post subject: Robert Herries Reply with quote

Robert Herries, a popular member of the "Lit," was an apprentice with the Town Clerk of Kilmarnock when War broke out. Immediately after gaining the degree of B.L. in August 1940, he joined the R.A.F. Soon he became Pilot Officer and was posted to instructional duties at North Battleford, Canada. There, late in 1942, he was killed along with a pupil. His remains lie in the cemetery at North Battleford.

Name: HERRIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 24
Date of Death: 28/12/1942
Service No: 131249
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Herries, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, husband of Jean Orr Herries (nee Graham), of Kilmarnock. B.L. (Glasgow).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plan M. Block 9. Grave 3.
Cemetery: NORTH BATTLEFORD CEMETERY

The Glasgow University Roll of Honour also provides two more pieces of information. Flying Officer Herries place and date of birth and his father's occupation.

http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH0407&type=P

Born: 31 March 1917, Cunninghamhead, Scotland
Father's details: Robert Herries; Headmaster
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:41 pm    Post subject: William Smith Ingram Reply with quote

William Smith Ingram spent four years at Kilmarnock Academy. A quiet and likeable boy, he left us in 1937 and was studying to be a quantity surveyor. He became a pilot in the R.A.F. and at Harrogate in 1944, died, as tragically as any, of a perforated gastric ulcer. He was twenty-three years old.

Name: INGRAM, WILLIAM SMITH
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 16/02/1944
Service No: 1566937
Additional information: Son of Adam Hamilton Ingram and Mary Murray Ingram, of Kilmarnock.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. N. Grave 191.
Cemetery: KILMARNOCK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Allan James Nolf Jamieson Reply with quote

Allan James Nolf Jamieson was a good swimmer and a keen Cadet. His vocational interest lay in mechanical and electrical engineering. Pending his call-up to the R.A.F. he volunteered for work at Prestwick Airport . Subsequently he became a Sergeant Engineer in the R.A.F.; he was posted missing after the grievous raid on Nuremburg, March 1944, when ninety-four of our aircraft were lost .

Name: JAMIESON, ALLAN JAMES NOLF
Initials: A J N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 640 Sqdn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 31/03/1944
Service No: 1823518
Additional information: Son of Gornall Donald Jamieson and Marie Alice Jamieson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 232.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

From the Lost Bombers website:

http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=7850

Halifax LW500 Information
Type Halifax
Serial Number LW500
Squadron 640
X1D C8-Z
Operation Nuremberg
Date 1 30th March 1944
Date 2 31st March 1944


Further Information
"Serial range LW459 - LW481. 23 Halifax Mk.111. Part of a batch of 360 HP61 Halifax Mk.B.11/B.111. LW223-LW246; LW259-LW301; LW313-LW345 (100) B.11; LW346-LW348; LW361-LW397; LW412-LW446; LW459-LW481; LW495-LW422; LW537-LW559; LW572-LW598; LW613-LW658; LW671-LW696; LW713-LW724 (260) B.111. Delivered by English Electric Co. (Salmesbury & Preston) between 22Dec43 and 20Jan44. LW500 was one of three 640 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation. See: LW549; LW555. LW500 was initially issued to No.158 Sqdn, transferred to No.640 Sqdn, also served with No460 sqdn, before returning to No.640 Sqdn Airborne 2205 30Mar44 from Leconfield. Homebound, shot down into the sea by Flak whilst crossing the French coast. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. WO2 D.W.Burke RCAF KIA Sgt A.J.N.Jamieson KIA F/O F.W.Woods KIA Sgt R.A.Eastman KIA Sgt W.Haden KIA Sgt M.M.Stilliard KIA Sgt W.Crory KIA "


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: David Joyce Reply with quote

David Joyce, a friendly and unassuming boy from Crookedholm, was a popular member of the Cadet Pipe Band. After joining the Army Air Corps, he trained as a signaller, and was dropped by parachute along with his comrades over France on “D” Day, the 6th of June 1944. From that operation he did not return.

Name: JOYCE, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Unit Text: 12th (10th Bn. The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regt.]) Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Service No: 14516037
Additional information: Son of David Joyce, and of Marion Joyce, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 18, Column 2.
Memorial: BAYEUX MEMORIAL

Listed on the Crookedholm War Memorial
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: John Mackenzie Law Reply with quote

John Mackenzie Law, a Dunlop boy, was six years a pupil of Kilmarnock Academy. Reserved and with a quiet friendliness of manner, he directed his interests early to technical matters. When he left in 1935 is was so become an apprentice with Messrs. Glenfield and Kennedy. He died in 1943 while a prisoner of the Japanese in Burma.

Name: LAW, JOHN MCKENZIE
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 1 (Malaya) Bomb Disposal Coy.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 29/09/1943
Service No: 1892268
Additional information: Son of Archibald and Alexandrina Law. of Dunlop, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B6. M. 5.
Cemetery: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY

Listed on the Dunlop War Memorial
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: T. Lindsay Leighton Reply with quote

T. Lindsay Leighton came to us from Grange School and had not long begun his career of salesman when he joined the R.A.F. He quickly won promotion so the rank of Sergeant Pilot. It was on the 25th of April 1945 , a few weeks before his twenty-first birthday, that he lost his life in an aircraft accident in Egypt.

Name: LEIGHTON, THOMAS LINDSAY
Initials: T L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 20
Date of Death: 25/04/1945
Service No: 1567293
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Agnes Hood Leighton, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. C. 8.
Cemetery: SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Charles Lennie Reply with quote

Charles Lennie was a well-known member of Kilmarnock Academicals F.C. After leaving school he was for some time in the office of Annanhill Colliery. Before joining the army early in the War he was with the S.C.W.S. Building Department in Glasgow . He served for a short period as an infantryman, was transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps and posted to Singapore. He was killed there on the 14th of February 1942 , the day before the city fell to the Japanese.

Name: LENNIE, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 28
Date of Death: 14/02/1942
Service No: S/3134182
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 102.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: James Gordon Richmond Ling Reply with quote

James Gordon Richmond Ling, of Newmilns, left school to enter the Commercial Bank. He served for some time in the Kilmarnock office, and latterly at Irvine, whence he left to join the RAF. He was shot down with his crew in 1944, while piloting a Lancaster bomber on a raid over Nuremberg . It was his twenty-seventh operation; he was twenty-three years old.

Name: LING, JAMES GORDON RICHMOND
Initials: J G R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 9 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 31/03/1944
Service No: 158028
Additional information: Son of Ernest S. Ling and Bella M. Ling, of Newmins, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. F. 4.
Cemetery: HANOVER WAR CEMETERY

Listed on Newmilns War Memorial



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