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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: George Lindsay Newall Lorimer Reply with quote

George Lindsay Newall Lorimer was among the very youngest of our casualties. He left school in 1940 to become an apprentice painter and decorator. He was a private soldier in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, aged 19, when he met his death in a road accident on the first day of June 1944.

Name: LORIMER, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Age: 19
Date of Death: 01/06/1944
Service No: 14417864
Additional information: Son of William and Mary McKean Lorimer, of Kilmarnock.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. R. Grave 1846.
Cemetery: KILMARNOCK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Campbell Boyle Love Reply with quote

Campbell Boyle Love came to Kilmarnock Academy from Kilmaurs School . He served his apprenticeship as a carpet weaver and later joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. The ambulance in which he was returning from the front with casualties overturned in a bomb crater and he was killed, on the 11th of September 1944.

Name: LOVE, CAMPBELL BOYLE
Initials: C B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 25
Date of Death: 11/09/1944
Service No: 7382586
Additional information: Son of Allan and Elizabeth Love; husband of Pearl Love, of Stewarton, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. D. 20.
Cemetery: IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: William McCallum Reply with quote

William McCallum was formerly a pupil of Glencairn School, where he was Dux Boy. He was keen on all kinds of outdoor sport, and became a fine golfer. Apprenticed with the pottery firm of Shanks and Co., he was promoted charge hand in one of the departments. He joined the Fleet Air Arm (R.N.), and in July 1942 was lost while on reconnaissance patrol over the North Sea.

Name: McCALLUM, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Airman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Condor
Age: 21
Date of Death: 10/07/1942
Service No: FAA/FX. 97158
Additional information: Son of William and Ann Jane Caldwell Dunlop McCallum, of Riccarton, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 3, Panel 2.
Memorial: LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: John Inglis McCrone Reply with quote

John Inglis McCrone had not long left school when, in 1937, he enlisted in the Scots Guards, with which regiment he served till 1940. Transferring to the R.A.F. in 1941, he subsequently became Warrant Officer (Pilot). He met his death in action over Holland on the 4th of November 1944.

Name: McCRONE, JOHN INGLIS
Initials: J I
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 464 (R.A.A.F.)
Age: 25
Date of Death: 04/11/1944
Service No: 658315
Additional information: Son of John and Janet McCrone; husband of Mildred Alice McCrone, of Windsor, Berkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. D. 5.
Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: George McCulloch McGavin Reply with quote

George McCulloch McGavin had previously attended school as Shawlands Academy and Stewarton. He left us in 1936 to become an insurance clerk. A keen footballer and an amateur of running, he joined the R.A.F. (V.R.) early in the War, and became a Sergeant Air Gunner in 103 Squadron. He was killed on the 5th of May 1942 while making an emergency landing from night flying.

Name: McGAVIN, GEORGE MCCULLOCH
Initials: G M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 103 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 05/05/1942
Service No: 1305505
Additional information: Son of George McCulloch McGavin and Janet Elliot McGavin, of Stewarton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1663.
Cemetery: MAUCHLINE CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Robert Mackintosh McKay Reply with quote

Robert Mackintosh McKay, after six years at Kilmarnock Academy, served his apprenticeship at law with a Falkirk firm, and attended law classes at Edinburgh University. He joined the Royal Army Service Corps, and while serving as a sergeant with that Corps in East Africa he was murdered in February 1944 by a berserk native soldier. His remains lie at Nairobi.

Name: McKAY, ROBERT MACKINTOSH
Initials: R M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Secondary Regiment: East African Army Service Corps
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 29 East African Inf. Bde. Coy.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 06/02/1944
Service No: S/111085
Additional information: Son of George and Christina McKay, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. B. 3.
Cemetery: NAIROBI WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:40 pm    Post subject: Donald Gordon Mackenzie Reply with quote

Donald Gordon Mackenzie, after a short time as a pupil with us, became an apprentice engineer. His technical interests and skill proved of great value when he joined the R.A.F. (V.R.). He was Sergeant Engineer of the Lancaster bomber with which he crashed while on training in England , on the 10th of February 1945.

Name: MacKENZIE, DONALD GORDON
Initials: D G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Flt. Engr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 19
Date of Death: 10/02/1945
Service No: 1825949
Additional information: Son of Samuel and Margaret Gordon MacKenzie, of Kilmarnock.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. S. Grave 1444.
Cemetery: KILMARNOCK CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Greta Gillies Mackenzie Reply with quote

Greta Gillies Mackenzie attended Kilmarnock Academy from 1911 till 1924. After graduating M.A. she became an officer in the Ministry of Labour. When War came she took up Civil Defence work. She was killed while on duty at an A.R.P. post in Paisley during the enemy raid of 6th May 1941.

Name: McKENZIE, GRETA GILLIES
Initials: G G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 34
Date of Death: 06/05/1941
Additional information: M.A.; A.R.P. Ambulance Driver. Daughter of David and Agnes McKenzie, of 45 Dundonald Road, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Died at Woodside F.A.P.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: PAISLEY, BURGH OF, SCOTLAND
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Donald Weaver Maclean Reply with quote

Donald Weaver Maclean was eleven years with us, a quiet-mannered boy and a keen member of the School Cadet Corps. He trained as a wireless operator at the Caledonian Wireless College , Glasgow . As First Radio Officer of H.M.S. Tricula he went down with the ship in the summer of 1942. He was twenty-four.

F.R.O. MacLean served in the civilian MV Tricula and not HMS Tricula as stated in the Roll of Honour

Name: MacLEAN, DONALD WEAVER
Initials: D W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: First Radio Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: M.V. Tricula (London)
Age: 24
Date of Death: 03/08/1942
Additional information: Son of Archibald and Clarissa Weaver MacLean.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 111.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

From U-Boat net

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Tricula
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 6.221 tons
Completed: 1936 - Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel
Owner: Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
Homeport: London
Date of attack: 3 Aug, 1942

Fate: Sunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)
Position: 11.35N, 56.51W - Grid EE 9476 (Caribbean)
Complement: 58 (47 dead and 11 survivors).
Route: Curaçao - Trinidad (1 Aug) - Capetown
Cargo: 8000 tons of crude oil

Notes on loss
At 22.20 hours on 3 Aug, 1942, the unescorted Tricula (Master Oswald Eustace Sparrow) was hit by three torpedoes from U-108 and sank rapidly about 250 miles northeast of Trinidad. The U-boat had chased another tanker since 14.40 hours, when they came across two unescorted ships and the commander decided to let the first ship escape. After sinking the Tricula, the U-boat surfaced to chase the other freighter but it was already out of sight. The master, 42 crew members, three gunners and one passenger were lost. Eight crew members, two gunners and one passenger were picked up by the Argentinian steam merchant Rio San Juan and landed at Fernando, Cuba.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: John McLean Reply with quote

John McLean came to us from Bentink School in 1933. He was a keen footballer, and his favourite school subject was mathematics. On leaving School, he joined the L.M.S. Railway. War made him a private soldier in The King's Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds during the North African campaign of 1943.

There are no KOSB deaths in 1943. This record may be a match although the regiment is incorrect. I have checked my Army Roll of Honour and his place of birth and residence is Kilmarnock.

Name: McLEAN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 23/04/1943
Service No: 14211674
Additional information: Son of David and Sarah McLean, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 16. F. 5.
Cemetery: MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Archie Mitchell Reply with quote

Archie Mitchell, of Newmilns, was an artist of promise even in his school-days. After taking the Diploma at Glasgow Art School, he became a teacher of his subject as Cumnock. A keen member of Kilmarnock Art Club, he exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy at an early age. He died of wounds in Burma, a trooper of the 25th Dragoons.

Name: MITCHELL, ARCHIBALD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: 25th Dragoons
Age: 34
Date of Death: 08/04/1944
Service No: 7943730
Additional information: Son of John Mitchell, and of Margaret Mitchell (nee Boyd), of Newmilns, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. A. 5.
Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: John Mitchell Reply with quote

John Mitchell, of Darvel, spent three years as Kilmarnock Academy before he went so Strathallan. He was a keen sportsman, a member both of Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club, and of Kilmarnock Cricket Club. He was training, under his father's direction, as manager of a textile mill. Within two days of the outbreak of War he had enlisted in the R.A.F. He died in 1944 of tuberculosis, contracted while serving in Iceland.

Name: MITCHELL, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 24
Date of Death: 04/05/1944
Service No: 1060039
Additional information: Son of James S. Mitchell and Louise Maud Mitchell, of Darvel.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 603.
Cemetery: DARVEL OLD CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Robert Montgomery Reply with quote

Robert Montgomery enlisted in the R.A.F. (V.R.) in January 1940, and served therein until his death four years later. He was a Sergeant in a Lancaster bomber of 514 Squadron when reported missing from a raid over Germany. His remains were interred in the British Military Cemetery, Berlin.

Name: MONTGOMERY, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 514 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 30/01/1944
Service No: 1366420
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 5. C. 1.
Cemetery: BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY

From the Lost Bombers Website

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Lancaster DS735
Type Lancaster
Serial Number DS735
Squadron 514
X1D JI-A
Operation Berlin
Date 1 30th January 1944
Date 2 31st January 1944


Further Information
"Serial Range DS601 - DS852 This aircraft was one of 200 Lancasters ordered from Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft in 1941 and built as Mk.11s from Sep42 to Oct43 with, up to DS627, Hercules V1 engines and the remainder Hercules XV1 engines. DS735 was delivered to No.514 Sqdn Sep43. Took part in the following key Operations: Gardening 3/4Nov43, No.514 Sqdns first Lancaster operation; Berlin 26/27Nov43; Berlin 16/17Dec43; Berlin 23/24Dec43; Brunswick 14/15Jan44; Berlin 27/28Jan44;

Berlin 30/31Jan44-Lost When lost this aircraft had a total of 131 hours. DS735 was one of two No.514 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See: DS706. Airborne 1722 30Jan44 from Waterbeach. Those killed are buried in the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery, alongside F/S Mortimer who was killed when Typhoons shot up a PoW column near Gresse, 6 km NNE of Boizenburg 19Apr45. F/L G.J.Chequer RCAF KIA F/S R.L.Gulliford (P2) PoW Sgt J.Carey PoW F/S K.Mortimer PoW F/S E.J.Wallington PoW Sgt R.Montgomery KIA F/S J.L.O'Brien RAAF KIA F/S A.J.Robertson RAAF PoW Sgt J.Carey was interned in Camps L6/357. PoW No.1011, with F/S R.L.Gulliford, PoW No.1096, F/S A.J.Robertson, PoW No.1095, F/S E.J.Wallington, PoW No.1051 and F/S K.Mortimer, PoW No.1094. "
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: William David Moore Reply with quote

William David Moore served in both of the Wars against Germany . In the First War he served in France , and met there his former Greek teacher, the late Mr. D. A. Shepherd. He won the Military Medal in 1918. In the Second War he soldiered at Dunkirk , and was among the last to leave the beaches. He was a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps when killed in a road accident at Worksop, Notts.

Name: MOORE, WILLIAM DAVID
Initials: W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 43
Date of Death: 12/11/1941
Service No: 106633
Additional information: Husband of Christine Munro Moore, of Liverpool. M.B.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 19. Grave 357.
Cemetery: WORKSOP (RETFORD ROAD) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: William Wilson Morton Reply with quote

William Wilson Morton, of Newmilns, after a few years as Kilmarnock Academy, became an engineer. It was in this capacity that he entered the Air Force. He was reported missing from a bombing raid over Germany in December 1942. He was twenty-three years of age, and a Sergeant Engineer.

Name: MORTON, WILLIAM WILSON
Initials: W W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 75 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 17/12/1942
Service No: 621322
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 8. L. 15-18.
Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY

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From the Lost Bombers Website

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Stirling R9247
Type Stirling
Serial Number R9247
Squadron 75
X1D AA-W
Operation Fallersleben
Date 1 17th December 1942
Date 2 18th December 1942


Further Information
"Serial range R9241 - R9290. 50 Stirling Mk.1. part of a batch of 150 Short S.29 Stirling Mk.1 Series 1/11). R9141- R9170; R9184-R9203; R9241-R9290 Series 1; R9295-R9334; R9349-R9358 Series 11. R9188 and R9309 were converted to Mk.111. Delivered by Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) between Oct42 and Jan42. Contract No.763825/38. Delivered to No.75 Sqdn 21Oct42. R9247 was one of four 75 sqdn Stirlings lost on this operation. See: BF396; BF400; BK620. Airborne 1800 17Dec42 from Newmarket. Cause of loss not established. Crashed on, or near, Vechta Airfield, Germany. All are buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. F/S H.E.Rousseau KIA Sgt W.W.Morton KIA P/O M.O.Clark RNZAF KIA Sgt R.C.Mocock KIA Sgt C.J.Kendall RNZAF KIA F/S J.Fellows RCAF KIA Sgt H.W.Pullar RNZAF KIA "
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