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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a bit of an odd one.
The Dalbeattie memorial lists: ALEX. MILBURN CANADIANS
Neither CWGC nor SNWM have a listing - however collectionscanada have an ALEXANDER DAVID MILBURN born 1889 in Nova Scotia (the only A. Milburn) but he is not on the veterans site and ancestry have the death of an ALEXANDER DAVID MILBURN in British Columbia in 1957.

Any ideas anyone?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kenneth,

It is another of those alternative surname spelling cases; he is recorded by the CWGC

His attestation form is online at the LAC

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little bit extra for you with regards to Alexander Milburn. He is named in his unit's war diary:

Page found at LAC

LAC link for war diary of 2nd Battalion, Canadian Engineers 1916/12/01-1917/12/31.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Stuart - had tried various name permutations but not that one Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:10 pm    Post subject: Dalbeattie WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Reply with quote

SPR. CORNELIOUS AIRLEY, RE
Cornelious Airley, Sapper (134025) 56th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Age 38.
Cornelious was a chimney-sweep in Dalbeattie when he he enlisted in October 1915. He had previously served in the Territorials with the 5th KOSB. He had been at the front for just three months when he was killed.
Born 1878 at Kirkcudbright. Son of Alexander and Mary Airley. Husband of Christina (Sturgeon) Airley of Woodside, William Street, Dalbeattie who he married in 1900 in Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 3 May 1916 and buried at Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.


PTE. JAMES ALLAN, A&SH.
James Allan, Private (285047) 1/6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
James was the manager of the Dalbeattie Co-operative Society. He enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders in 1916.
Born 1886 in Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire.
Son of William and Margaret (Fletcher) Allan of 8 Kinnishead Road, Thornliebank, Renfrewshire.
Died of wounds on 1 May 1917 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Thornliebank War Memorial, Renfrewshire as James Allan, Gordons.


PTE. JAMES ANDERSON.
Possibly:
George Henry Anderson, Private (439637) 52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
George had been brought up and educated in Dalbeattie before the family emigrated to Canada in 1906. The family were at Drymen, Ontario, and George was farming when he enlisted at Port Arthur, Ontario in August 1915. He sailed from St. John's, Newfoundland in November and went to France in February 1916. His father had been an instructor with the Galloway Rifle Volunteers in Dalbeattie and he had returned to the KOSB at the outbreak of war.
Born 1897 at the Barracks, English Street, Dumfries. Son of John (Sergeant 3rd KOSB) and Mary Anderson of 220 Good Street, Winnipeg Manitoba and of Chalmers Avenue, Winnipeg.
Missing in Action on 16 September 1916 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Dalbeattie WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Reply with quote

PTE. HARRY ASHLEY, KOSB.
The Stewartry Roll of Honour lists a Harry Ashley of Dalbeattie but has no other information.
Now thought to be:
Henry Astley, Private (23875) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 33.
Harry was a clerk in the Scottish Granite Company offices in Creetown when he enlisted in June 1916. He served at Arras.
Born 1884 in Dalbeattie. Son of Thomas and Margaret (Whalan) Astley of Upper Bagbie, Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire. Husband of Helen (Dunbar) Astley of Waterloo Terrace, Creetown who he married in 1909 at Hill Street, Milton, Glasgow.
Killed in Action on 3 June 1917 and buried in Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St. Lauent-Blagny, France.
Also named on the Kirkmabreck Parish War Memorial in Creetown.


PTE. DAVID BARROWMAN, A&SH.
David Barrowman, Private (S/10569) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 20.
A former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School, David was a milk tester with the Milk Record Society of the Lower District of Wigtownshire when he enlisted in March 1916 in the A&SH.
Born 1897 in Buittle, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Adam and Sarah (Sibbald) Barrowman of Meikle Culloch Dairy, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 24 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France Also named on the Urr Parish War Memorial in Haugh of Urr village.


PTE. WILLIAM BEATTIE, WEST YORKS.
William Beattie, Private (62020) 15th/17th Battalion (1st and 2nd Leeds) West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) Age 18.
A former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School, William enlisted at Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.
Born 1899 in Dalbeattie. Son of William and Susan (Currie) Beattie.
Missing in Action on 28 June 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.


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PTE. THOMAS BELL, KOSB.
Thomas Whannell Bell – age 24 – Private (4281 & 241032) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. In 1911 he was an assistant butcher in Dalbeattie and, together with his brothers David and Richard, were “boarders” with Mrs Whan at 205 High Street. He was then employed at a granite merchants in Dumfries before he moved to Liverpool. He returned from there to enlist in May 1915 and joined his battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915.
Born 30 December 1892 at Dowies, Glasserton, Wigtownshire. Son of the late James and Margaret (Macauley) Bell. Brother of Mrs. Catherine (Bell) Sanders of 13 Stanfield Street, West Derby Road, Liverpool.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the St. John's Church memorial in Dumfries as T. W. Bell, KOSB.


PTE. JAMES BLACKLOCK, MANCHESTERS.
James Blacklock, Private (1742) 1/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Age 22.
James was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and he spent his early years in Dalbeattie including time in the Boys Brigade. In 1911 he and his brother Thomas were mechanical engineers and boarders at 19 Moreton Avenue, Stretford, Manchester and were employed in an engineering works in Manchester. James became a draughtsman with the Westinghouse company and, as a member of the East Lancashire Territorials, he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli on 5 May 1915.
Born 1892 in Dalbeattie. Son of Robert and Sarah (Smith) Blacklock of Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 7 August 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


SPR. HUGH BOTTS, RE.
Hugh Bott, Corporal (163332) 12th (Labour) Company, Royal Engineers. Age 41.
Hugh was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in Newry, Co. Down, Ireland. Hugh was accidentally killed in the Causeway Quarry, Salonika, Greece.
Born 1876 in Barnard Castle, Teesdale, Co. Durham. Son of George and Agnes (Burns) Bott of Port Street, Dalbeattie. Husband of Rose Bott of Church Street, Newry, Co. Down, Ireland.
Died on Active Service on 27 January 1917 and buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the memorial at St. Peter's R.C. Church, Dalbeattie. (as BOTT)


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PTE. D.M.BOWN, MM, SCOTS GUARDS.
Dugald McInnes Bown, Military Medal, Private (14147) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 24.
Dugald was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He was awarded a Military Medal as 14147 Pte. Bown, D. M., 2nd Bn. (Dalbeattie).
Born 1894 at Furnace, Loch Fyne, Argyllshire. Son of Herbert Allen Bown and Catherine Ann (McInnes) Bown of High Street, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 11 October 1918 and buried in St.Aubert British Cemetery, France.


PTE. JOHN BOYD, CANADIANS.
Of the 6 Canadian J or John Boyds listed by CWGC this is the only one where birth date and birthplace align with the 1901 census data.
John Cherry Boyd, Private (455613) 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) Age 23.
John was farming when he enlisted at Barriefield Camp, Ontario in September 1915. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 1916 and joined his battalion in France in July.
Born 1894 at Glasgow. John Boyd was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and in 1901 was living with John and Maggie McGlynne at 245 High St. Dalbeattie, age 8 and listed as a "boarder - orphan from Glasgow"
Missing in Action on 18 August 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.


CPL. JOSIAH BROADFOOT, AMERICANS.
Josiah Ferguson Broadfoot, Distinguished Service Cross, Corporal 326th Tank Battalion, Tank Corps, US Army. Age 29.
Although born in the USA, Josiah attended the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School when the family returned to Dalbeattie for a period in the late 1890s. His brother John was born in Dalbeattie in 1897 but the other children were born in Rhode Island.
Josiah arrived in France from the USA in September 1917. He was killed at La Forge Farm and was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross.
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Josiah Broadfoot, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Forge Farm, France, September 27, 1918. Corporal. Broadfoot volunteered to drive a tank, and, his services being accepted, he attacked enemy machine-gun nests until his tank was put out of action, destroying several enemy nests which had held up our infantry. He then continued the advance on foot until he was fatally wounded.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Born 1889 at Westerly Town, Washington, Rhode Island, USA. Son of Thomas and Annie Thorburn (Ferguson) Broadfoot who married in 1887 in Dalbeattie and Grandson of Josiah Ferguson of Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 28 September 1918 and buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.
Both Dalbeattie and Westerly were major granite quarrying centres.

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.


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PTE. JAMES BROWN, CMRS.
James Brown, Private (827040) 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles. Age 39.
James was a woodsman when he enlisted at Victoria, British Columbia in October 1916. He had previously served with the Galloway Rifles Volunteers. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in February 1917 and was posted to the 2nd CMR in France on 10 May 1917.
Born 1878 at Dalbeattie. Son of John and Mary Ann (Carson) Brown of William Street, Dalbeattie. He named his next of kin as his sister Mrs Maggie Smith of William Street, Dalbeattie and his file mentions a brother, John Brown of 59 Polo Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa.
Killed in Action on 24 August 1917 and buried in Loos British Cemetery, France.


PTE. MATTHEW BROWN, RS.
Matthew Brown, Private (2443) 1/4th Battalion (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots. Age 27.
Matthew was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was working in Manchester, living at 5 Corporation Street, when he enlisted there in November 1914. He sailed with his battalion from Liverpool on 23 May 1915 and landed at Gallipoli on 8 June. Less than two weeks later he was killed by shell fire as his unit moved into a new position. He was buried in Pink Farm Cemetery but it seems his grave was lost.
Born 1888 at Dalbeattie. Son of the late Joseph Brown and of Annie (Hamilton) Brown of 32 Alpine Street and of Southwick Road, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 19 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PTE. EDWARD BUCHANAN, ASC.
Thought to be:
Robert Edward Buchanan, Private (44546) 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Formerly (32773) KOSB. Age 19.
Robert was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was an assistant milk lorry driver with a Dumfries haulier.
Born 1899 in Dalbeattie. Son of the late James Buchanan of Dalbeattie and of Jane (Ramsay) Buchanan of Verdun Place, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 5 September 1918 and buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.


PTE. ROBERT BLACKWOOD, AMERICANS.
Robert Blackwood, Private 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, US Army. Age 25.
Robert enlisted at Rock County, Minnisota, USA.
Born 1893 at Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Jane (Sneddon) Blackwood of Beeswing, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died on 9 December 1918 of pneumonia at No. 27 Base Hospital and was buried in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France.
Also named on Beeswing Village War Memorial.


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PTE. GEORGE CALDOW, A&SH.
George Clark Caldow, Private (S/11260) 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 20.
George was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted as a Trooper in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) in September 1914. He was posted to the 2nd Argylls in France in October 1915 and served on the 98th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery.
Born 1896 at Brighouse, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Annie Maggie Caldow. In 1901 George and his brother Robert were living with their grandparents Robert and Margaret Caldow of Old Tilefield Cottage, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 19 August 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


CSM. JAMES CALLANDER, KOSB.
James Galloway Callander, Sergeant (9419) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 30.
James was former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and had been a message boy in Dalbeattie before he joined the KOSB in 1905 with his friend Alexander Muirhead (see below). He had served for 9 years in Egypt and India. The battalion was at Lucknow in August 1914. It returned to England in December 1914 and then sailed from Avonmouth, landing at Cape Helles on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Born 1886 at Maxwelltown, Troqueer. Son of George and Elizabeth (Galloway) Callander of Maxwelltown and of High Street, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 21 August 1915 and buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
see www.sonsofgalloway.org.uk/kosb/otherstories.shtml


SGT. JAMES CAMPBELL, KOSB.
James Campbell, Private (9299) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 26.
James was former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and had joined the KOSB in 1904. He had served for 10 years in Egypt and India. The battalion was at Lucknow in August 1914. It returned to England in December 1914 and then sailed from Avonmouth, landing at Cape Helles on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He was wounded during the landings and died of his wounds onboard the Hospital Ship “Guildford Castle”
Born 1888 in Springholm, Urr Parish. Son of the late James Campbell and Mary Muckilwaine of High Street, Dalbeattie.
Died of Wounds and buried at sea on 27 April 1915. Named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PTE. JOHN CARRUTHERS, CANADIANS.
John Carruthers, Sapper (502325) Canadian Engineers Training Depot. Age 36.
John was working as a stone cutter when he enlisted at Montreal, Quebec in January 1916. He was based at the Training Depot, Lansdown Park, Ottowa, Ontario and was on leave when he was injured in a fire at the Prince Hotel, St. Antoine Street, Montreal on 16 February. John died two days later in the Montreal General Hospital.
Born 1880 at Dalbeattie. Son of William and Eliza (Swan) Carruthers of Sunnyside Street, Dalbeattie and of 5 Glenvoi, Castle Douglas.
Died on Service on 18 February 1916 and buried in Iberville Cemetery, Quebec, Canada.


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PTE. JOHN CARRUTHERS, CANADIANS.
John Carruthers, Private (782389) 1st Canadian Area Employment Company, Canadian Labour Corps. Age 44.
John was farming at Caron, Saskatchewan when he enlisted at Moose Jaw in April 1916. He had served for 3 years in the Galloway Rifle Volunteers. He arrived in England in August 1916 and was posted to the 107th Battalion in France in February 1917. John was transferred to the 1st CAE Company in March 1918 but a few weeks later was taken ill and admitted to the 57th Casualty Clearing Station. He was evacuated to the 4th General Hospital at Camiers where he died of kidney disease (Hematuria)
Born 1873 at Hardgate, Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Thomas and Jane (McNish) Carruthers of 13 Alpine Street, Dalbeattie.
Died on Active Service on 16 April 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.


PTE. JAMES CARSON, SOUTH AFRICANS.
James Carson, Private (5439) 4th South African Infantry Regiment (South African Scottish) Age 23.
James was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and had served his apprenticeship as a painter in Dalbeattie before emigrating to South Africa in about 1911. He enlisted in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Durban Light Infantry and served during the 1914-15 campaign in German South West Africa before transferring to the 4th Regiment. He was killed at Delville Wood.
Born 1892 at Dalbeattie. Son of the late James and Whelmina Marjory (Dickson) Carson of 53 Alpine Street, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 16 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


SGT. WILLIAM J. CARSWELL, KOSB.
William Jackson Carswell, Sergeant (806) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 22.
William was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was a partner in family grain merchant business. He enlisted in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1892 at Dalbeattie. Son of John and Annabella Gerrard (Jackson) Carswell of Barrbridge Mills, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


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PTE. JOSEPH CAVEN, KOSB.
Joseph Neilson Caven, Private (42016) 17th Battalion (3rd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry. Age 35.
Joseph was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was for many years a baker with Glendinning Brothers of Dalbeattie. He enlisted as Private (5700) King's Own Scottish Borderers and went to France where he was transferred to the HLI.
Born 1881 at Dalbeattie. Son of John and Jessie (Mitchell) Caven of Barrhill, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 1 April 1917 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


CAPT. DAVID CHALMERS, KOSB.
David Chalmers, Captain, General List, attached to the 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Age 36.
David was educated at Hutcheson's Grammer School in Glasgow and was the joint managing director of the Dalbeattie Creamery Company when he gained a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in November 1914. He was posted to the 8th KOSB in France in November 1915 and was wounded at the end of January 1916. He was transferred to the General List and then attached to the 6th Northamptonshires.
Born 1884 at Glasgow. Son of the late Charles Brodie Chalmers of Ravenswood Drive, Glasgow and of Jessie (Robertson) Chalmers of Ivy Park and of Strathurr, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 18 September 1918 and buried at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.


PTE. THOMAS CLARK, HLI.
Thomas Clark, Private (55120) 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 33.
Born 1885 at Glasgow. In 1901 Thomas, age 16, was living with Mrs. Mary Stewart at 2 Port Street, Dalbeattie. He was an apprentice blacksmith and was listed as a “boarder”, born in Glasgow. (as were Frank Lee and Richard Welsh whose entries follow)
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the War Memorial at St. Peter's RC Church in Dalbeattie.
Thought to be one of a number of children from the Glasgow area placed with Dalbeattie families.


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PTE. ROBERT COPLAND, CYCLIST CORPS.
Robert McQueen Copland, Private (19652) X Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Age 23.
Robert was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was an upholsterer when he enlisted as Private (1123) 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers in December 1912. He transferred as Private (66) 1/1st Lowland Divisional Cyclist Company in April 1915 but was attached to his old battalion of the KOSB at Gallipoli in August 1915. When his Territorial service duty was due to expire he transferred to the Regular Army as Private (19652) with the 52nd Division Cycle Company in November 1916, served in Egypt and Palestine and moved with them to France in April 1918. He joined X Corps in July 1918.
Born 1895 at Dalbeattie. Son of the late Joseph Copland and Janet of (Copland) Copland of William Street and John Street, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 16 October 1918 and buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Arras, France.


PTE. JAMES COWAN, KOSB.
I cannot trace this man.


LCPL. ROBERT CORRIE, KOSB.
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Robert Corrie, Lance Corporal (31006) 15th Battalion (1st Glasgow) "Glasgow Tramways", Highland Light Infantry. Age 37.
Robert enlisted in June 1916. He was wounded at St.Quentin and evacuated home but returned to the front in the Autumn of 1917.
Born 1880 at Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Thomas and Janet (Haugh) Corrie. Husband of Barbara (McKnaight) Corrie of Barnbarroch, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire who he married in 1902 in Kippford, Colvend.
Missing in Action on 2 December 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Balmaclellan Parish and Colvend Parish War Memorials and on the 15th HLI Memorial in the Museum of Transport in Glasgow.


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PTE. GILBERT DAVIDSON, CAMERONS.
Gilbert Davidson, Private (S/21579) 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Age 23.
Gilbert enlisted in January 1916 and was wounded twice before he was killed.
Born 1895 at Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of John Davidson and Janet (Rae) McIrvine of 2 Charlotte Street, Langholm, Dumfriesshire. Husband of Diana Dickson (McMillan) Davidson (later Mrs. Hugh Baillie) of Southwick Road, Dalbeattie who he married in Dalbeattie in 1917.
Killed in Action on 16 April 1918 and buried at Bus House Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.


SGT. DAVID A F DICKSON, CANADIANS.
David Alexander Fraser Dickson, Sergeant (874202) 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Age 30.
David was for three years an accountant with the Union Bank in Dalbeattie, a footballer with Dalbeattie Star and a member of the town's pipe band. He went to Canada in 1910 and worked for the Bank of Montreal. He was a notary public when he enlisted in February 1916 at Miniota, Manitoba. He sailed from Canada in October 1916 and joined his battalion in France in February 1917. Less than two months later he was killed at Vimy Ridge.
Born 1887 at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Son of the late William Dickson and of Jemima Jane (Fairlie) Dickson of 6 Victoria Terrace, Prestwick, Ayrshire.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Miniota War Memorial and on the Kilmarnock War Memorial, together with his brother Charles F. Dickson Private (2752) 9th HLI who died on 14 February 1915.


STKR. THOMAS DOBIE, RN.
Thomas Dobie, Stoker (3240S) HMS Invincible, Royal Naval Reserve. Age 24.
Thomas was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in August 1914, joined the “Invincible” and took part in the Battles of Heligoland Bight, Falkland Islands and Jutland where the battlecruiser was hit and was blown in half when her magazine exploded.
Born 1892 at Dalbeattie. Son of the late John Dobie and Jane (Buchanan) Dobie of Southwick Road, Dalbeattie, later Mrs. John Drain of 39 Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 31 May 1916 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.


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PTE. MICHAEL DOLAN, KOSB.
Michael Dolan, Private (1347 & 240222) 1/4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 23.
In 1911 Michael was serving his apprenticeship with Mr. Paterson, Shoemaker of Dalbeattie.
Born 1895 at Govan, Glasgow. Son of Martin and Mary Dolan of Girvan, Ayrshire.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Memorial at St. Peter's RC Church, Dalbeattie.


PTE. JOHN DOWDS, CANADIANS.
There is no Canadian named Dowds listed by CWGC.
Thought to be:
John Dowds, Private (48A) 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF. Age 21.
John was taken into care with his sister and brother and boarded out April 1899 by the Parish of Glasgow. In 1901 he was living at 96 Copland Street, Dalbeattie, age 5, with his brother James, as a “boarder” at the home of Mrs. Ann Polliard and he was educated at St. Peter's School in Dalbeattie
He emigrated to Melbourne in March 1914 and was a labourer at Morre Park, New South Wales when he enlisted in the 3rd Division Cyclist Corps at Casula, NSW in January 1916. He sailed from Sydney in May and arrived in England in July where he joined the 3rd Cyclist Training Battalion. He was transferred to the 11th Battalion in England in September and joined the battalion in France on 26 December 1916. He was wounded by shrapnel on 8 January 1917 and died a fortnight later at the 36th Casualty Clearing Station in Albert.
His sister Mary Dowds, a nurse, of 388 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, Canada was listed as his next-of-kin although his brother James received his medals.
Born 1895 at Glasgow. Son of John Dowds of 80 Stevenson Street, Calton, Glasgow and of the late Mary Ann Burnson Dowds.
Died of Wounds on 23 January 1917 and buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Albert, France.
Also named on the Memorial at St. Peter's RC Church in Dalbeattie.


PTE. JAMES DRAIN, BORDER REGIMENT.
James McTurk Drain, Private (6593) 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Age 37.
James was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and in 1911 was living with his family in Manchester where he was working as a granite mason. He enlisted in August 1914 and joined his battalion in France in January 1915. He was wounded at Neuve Chapelle on 12 March 1915 and evacuated to the Norfolk War Hospital in Norwich where he died.
Born 1878 in Shap, Westmoreland, England. Son of James and Margaret (McTurk) Drain of Barrhill, Dalbeattie. Husband of Sarah (Owen) Drain of Copland Street, Dalbeattie and of 10 Crissey Street, Harpurhey, Manchester who he married in 1898 at St. Luke's Miles Platting, Prestwich, Manchester. Died of Wounds on 29 March 1915 and buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.


PTE. JOSEPH FERGUSSON, SOUTH AFRICANS.
Joseph Fergusson, Private (3660) 8th Regiment (Transvaal Scottish) South African Infantry. Age 41.
Joseph was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and in 1891 was a message boy for a grocer in Dumfries. He served with the 6th Galloway Rifle Volunteers in Dalbeattie before he emigrated. Joe succumbed to fever in hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, which he contracted while on service in German East Africa.
Born 1877 at Springholm, Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel and Catherine (Gordon) Fergusson of Dumfries.
Died on Service on 5 March 1917 and buried in Pretoria (Rebecca Street) Cemetery, South Africa.


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