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PTE. SAMUEL McCAIG, KOSB.
Samuel McCaig, Private (22693) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 26.
Samuel was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was working for Derby & Sons, Grain Merchants, in Castle Douglas when he enlisted in January 1916.
Born 1889 at Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel and Agnes (Cook) McCaig of Alpine Street, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 3 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


PTE. JAMES C. McDILL, KOSB.
James Coupland McDill, Private (S/19263) Seaforth Highlanders Labour Company. Age 21.
James was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted as Private (23322) in the 3rd Reserve Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers before being posted to the Seaforths in France. He was transferred as Private (7648) to the 13th Company of the Labour Corps.
He was killed, along with 40 of his comrades, when a German aircraft dropped a bomb on an ammunition dump. Enlisted March 1916.
Born 1897 at Lochrutton, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Jeanie Bennet McDill (later Mrs. J. Rodie) of Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 9 January 1918 and buried at Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.


SGT. ROBERT McDONALD, KOSB.
Robert McDonald, Sergeant (1100) King's own Scottish Borderers. Age 27.
Robert had served with the Territorial 5th KOSB when his parents were managing the Torkatrine Farm Dairy near Dalbeattie, and before they returned to Wigtownshire. He was working on the railway at Hamilton when he rejoined his battalion and he landed with them at Gallipoli in June 1915. Due to illness he was evacuated to the UK and died of heart disease in the Redlands No.4 War Hospital in Reading, Berkshire.
Born 1894 at Whirlpool Farm, Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire.
Son of Charles and Agnes (Orr) McDonald of Awhirk Farm, Stoneykirk.
Died on Service on 24 October 1915 and buried in Stoneykirk Parish Churchyard, Wigtownshire.


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PTE. THOMAS McGHIE, RSF.
Thomas McGhie, Private (40591) 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 33.
Thomas was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and had been working for Glasgow Corporation for about 10 years when he enlisted as Private (25444) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in July 1916. Posted to the 7th/8th KOSB in France, he was transferred to the 2nd RSF then 1st RSF and finally the 6th/7th Battalion. He was wounded in December 1916 and had returned to the front in June 1917.
Born 1884 in Dalbeattie. Son of Alexander and Isabella (Milley or Mylie) McGhie of 268 High Street, Dalbeattie. Husband of the late Agnes (Graham) McGhie who he married in 1904 in Dalbeattie. Agnes died in Govan, Glasgow in 1907. In 1911 Thomas was living with his brother of David McGhie at 30 Elizabeth Street, Ibrox, Glasgow. His children Robert 6 and Mary 3 were living with their grandparents in Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 22 August 1917 and buried in Aeroplane Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


PTE. MATTHEW McGOWAN, KOSB.
Matthew McGowan – age 45 – Private (8554) 1st Battalion, King' Own Scottish Borderers.
Matthew was a traction engine employee when he enlisted in March 1915. He joined his battalion at Gallipoli on 9 May 1915 but just a month later he was killed.
Born 1870 in Dumfries St.Andrew's. (Source:Catholic Church Birth Register)
Son of Thomas and Mary (Grattan) McGowan.
Husband of Martha (Gallacher) of 66 High Street, Kirkcudbright and of Port Street, Dalbeattie who he married in 1900 in Kirkcudbright.
Missing in Action on 4 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Kirkcudbright War Memorial and on the Memorial at St. Peter's R.C. Church in Dalbeattie.


Sgt.Maj. JOHN MCGUFFOG, IRISH BR. Gds.
Served as William John Johnstone, Sergeant (1081) 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards. Age 27.
John McGuffog was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted as Private (9698) in the Highland Light Infantry in July 1904 but by February 1906 he was listed as a deserter. That same month he enlisted, as William John Johnstone, in the Dragoon Guards at Whitehaven, Cumberland. In June 1910 he confessed to being a deserter and was given King's pardon. He was promoted to Sergeant in June 1914. He landed with his unit in France on 16 August 1914. He was killed in action and buried near Neuve Chapelle, France.
Born 1887 at Southwick Road, Dalbeattie. Son of David and Mary Anne (Burnie) McGuffog.
He married, as William John McGuffog Johnstone, to Florence Hilda Simmonds of Fenwick Street, Woolwich Common, Woolwich, London in 1912 at Woolwich. He was reported killed in action and buried near Neuve Chapelle.
Killed in action on 28 October 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Waberthwaite War Memorial in Cumberland.


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PTE. ALEX. McHENRY, KOSB.
Alexander McHenry, Private (1407) 1/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 24.
Alexander was a tailor, employed by Mr Gowans of Dalbeattie, when he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. Alexander was killed by a shell alongside his friend Robert Swanston (see below)
Born 1891 at Palnakie, Buittle, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (Handley) McHenry. Grandson of Robert and Mary Handley of Brook Cottage, Haugh of Urr.
Killed in Action on 9 December 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey.
Also named on the Urr Parish War Memorial in Haugh of Urr village.


PTE. ANDREW McKIE, KOSB.
Andrew McKie, Private (22947) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 28.
Andrew was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in January 1916 and was posted to 1st KOSB before transferring to the KOSB Machine Gun Section.
Born 1887 at Hardgate, Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Catherine McKie and step son of John McGuffie of 54 Port Street, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 3 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


PTE. WILLIAM R. McKAY, RS.
William Reid McKay, Private (43660) 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
William was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was working as a joiner in Gretna when he enlisted as Private (23560) in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) He was posted to the 9th Battalion but attached to the 15th Royal Scots and was transferred to that battalion. William died of wounds at the 42nd Casualty Clearing Station but it seems his grave was lost.
Born 1894 at Workington, Cumberland. Son of Michael and Martha (Goulding) McKay of 21 Port Street, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 10 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


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PTE. JOHN C. McKINNELL, KOSB.
John Clement McKinnell, Private (1598) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 36.
John was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in the army in January 1898, served in the South African War and had been awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medals. He joined the 1/5th KOSB in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1878 High Street, Dalbeattie. Son of George and Margaret (Clement) McKinnell of The Cottage, Port Street, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


LCPL. THOMAS MCLELLAN, RSF.
Thomas McLellan, Lance Corporal (20798) 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 23.
Thomas was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in January 1916, had been in France for almost two years and had been wounded at Bullecourt.
Born 1895 at Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Helen (Hyslop) McLellan of Greenvale, Copland Street, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 28 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


LCPL. JAMES McMURTRIE, SEAFORTHS.
James McMurtrie, Lance Corporal (3904) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Age 24.
James enlisted just before the war, in the early summer of 1914. He joined his battalion in France on 5 May 1915 but died of wounds at Bailleul.
Born 1890 at High Street, Dalbeattie. Son of the late Jessie McMurtrie and brother of Robert McMurtrie of High Street, Dalbeattie. Husband of Kathleen (Rooney) McMurtrie of Cemetery Land, Halfway House and of 1552 Paisley Road, Cardonald, Glasgow who he married at Paisley, Renfrewshire in March 1915, while he was serving with the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion of the Seaforths.
Died of Wounds on 28 June 1915 and buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord) France.
Also named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


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PTE. GEORGE McQUEEN, LIVERPOOLS.
I cannot trace this man.
The Stewartry Roll of Honour lists a Private Geo. McQueen of High Street, Dalbeattie. Mobilised August 1914, North Lancashires. Killed at the retreat from Mons. [1914] and a George McQueen is listed on the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School Memorial.


SAPPER ROBERT McVINNIE, RE.
Not listed by CWGC
Robert Wallace McVinnie, Sapper(314161) Inland Waterways and Docks, Royal Engineers. Age 31.
Robert was seaman when he enlisted in December 1917. He was discharged from the army in March 1919 but within a few months he was admitted to Stobhill Military Hospital in Glasgow where he died of profound aenemia. He was described as a seaman and an army pensioner.
Born 1888 at Holywood, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late James McVinnie and of Agnes (Wallace) McVinnie of Hazelmount, Kippford, Colvend. Husband of Jessie (Milligan) McVinnie of Woodside, William Street and of 186 High Street, Dalbeattie who he married in June 1917 at Dalbeattie.
Died on 11 November 1919 and buried in Dalbeattie Cemetery.
Also named on the Colvend Parish War Memorial.


PTE. JOHN McWHIRTER, KOSB.
John McWhirter, Private (11523) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 19.
John was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in December 1912 and was serving in the 2nd KOSB Machine Gun Section when he landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 15 August 1914. He was reported to have been buried by his comrades.
Born 1895 at Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Peter and Mary Agnes (Patton) McWhirter of Burn Street and Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie and of Friars Vennel, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 2 June 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Southwick War Memorial.

and his brother

PTE. WILLIAM McWHIRTER, GORDONS
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William McWhirter, Private (9275) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 31.
William had joined the army as a boy and served with the Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War. He was working as a ploughman when he re-enlisted in January 1904 as a Driver in the Royal Engineers but he was posted to the 1st Gordon Highlanders. He went to India in January 1905 and served there until he was placed on the Army Reserve in January 1912. He was mobilised in August 1914 and joined his battalion in France at the end of that month. He was wounded in September and admitted to the 9th Stationary Hospital in St. Nazaire before being evacuated home. He returned to France on 3 December 1915 but was killed less than two weeks later.
Born 1883 at Tinwald, Dumfriesshire. Son of Peter and Mary Agnes (Patton) McWhirter of Burn Street and Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie and of Friars Vennel, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 14 December 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Southwick War Memorial.

On 14 December the 1st Gordon Highlanders were ordered to attack a strongly wired position, up a hill and over mud a foot deep, at Maedelstede Farm. Of the 560 men who set off almost 260 were later listed as killed, wounded or missing.


PTE. ALEX. McWILLIAM, CAMERONS.
Alexander McWilliam, Private (6568) 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Age 27. Alexander was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and had previously served for 8 years with the Camerons and had been a reservist for 4 years. He was working as a tailor in Dalbeattie when he was mobilised and he landed at Le Havre with his battalion on 14 August 1914.
Born 1883 at Halifax, West Yorkshire. Son of the late Margaret (Smith) McWilliam and of Alexander McWilliam of Southwick Road, Dalbeattie. Husband of Margaret (Jardine) McWilliam of English Street, Dumfries (later Mrs Hugh Devan) who he married in 1911 at Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 11 November 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


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PTE. ALEXANDER NEILSON, CANADIANS.
CWGC and LAC spell the name as NELSON. The Stewartry Roll of Honour use both Neilson and Nelson with identical entries under each
Alexander Nelson – age 21 – Private (A/40764 or 440764) 5th Battalion (Western Cavalry), Canadian Infantry.
In 1901 Alex. Neilson, age 5 and born in Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire, was living as a boarder at 18 Back Street in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire and in 1911 he was a ploughman at Chapelcroft Farm, Buittle, Kirkcudbrightshire. He had been educated at the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School before he emigrated to Canada in about 1913. He was working as a teamster and was a member of the local militia when he enlisted at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in January 1915. He sailed from Montreal in June 1915 and was posted to the 5th Battalion in France in August 1915. He served at Armentieres and Ypres.
Born 1895 at Waterside, Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire as Neilson.
Son of Elizabeth Neilson of Hawthorn Place, Southwick Road, Dalbeattie. She died there in 1919. Grandson of Mrs. Nelson of Hawthorn Place, Dalbeattie. Killed in Action on 2 June 1916 and buried in Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Dalbeattie School memorial, on the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour now in Dalbeattie Parish Church and on the Dalry Parish War Memorial.

PTE. JOHN T NELSON, ASC.
Not listed by CWGC/SNWM
John Tait Nelson, Private (M/338866) Army Service Corps. Age 30.
John was a slaughterman and a partner in T. Maxwell & Sons, Butchers in Dalbeattie when he enlisted in December 1915. He was mobilised in July 1916 but failed his medical, He was re-examined in January 1917 and posted to his unit later that year. He was discharged from the army due to sickness and awarded a Silver War Badge (B47310) in November 1918. John died at home from cardiac disease, cerebral embolism and meningitis. His death was registered by his father John of Patna, Ayrshire.
Born 1889 at Carnshalloch, Patna, Ayrshire. Son of the late Agnes (Young) Nelson and of John Nelson of Patna.
Husband of Agnes (Crawford) Nelson of Flatts, Dalbeattie.
Died on 12 February 1919. Burial place not known.


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PTE. ROBERT NICOL, KOSB.
Only on his death certificate is his name shown as Nicol - otherwise it is Nichol.
Robert Hyslop Nichol, Private (1346) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's own Scottish Borderers. Age 23.
Robert was an apprentice tailor in Dalbeattie when he enlisted in the Territorial 5th KOSB in May 1913. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 where he contracted tuberculosis. He was evacuated to hospital in the UK, was awarded a Silver War Badge (108236) and discharged from the army in June 1916. He was living at Market Street, Maxwelltown when he began working in the munitions factory at Dornock in Dumfriesshire in March 1917 but he was admitted to the Consumption Sanatoria in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire where he died.
Born 1894 at Meadowhead of Crocketford, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Jessie Nichol.
Died on 8 November 1917 and buried in Kilmacolm Cemetery, Renfrewshire. (CWG)


SGT. ARTHUR M. NIVEN, LONDON RB.
Arthut Maxwell Niven, Lance Sergeant (10887 & 304278) 1/5th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) Age 28.
Arthur had been educated in the Stewartry and was employed in London by Messrs J. H. Buckingham & Co. Ltd. He enlisted as Corporal (2772) in the 2/7th Middlesex Regiment in September 1914 and was posted to Gibraltar, Egypt and then to France in May 1916. He was transferred to the London Regiment in July 1916.
Born 1888 at Poplar, London. Son of the late David Niven of London and of Mary Swan (Clark) Niven of Alpine Terrace, Dalbeattie who had married in 1885 in Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 9 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


LCPL. JAMES PAISLEY, KOSB.
James Paisley, Lance Corporal (25742) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 31.
Robert worked as a rabbit trapper when he enlisted in August 1916. He was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB and then the 6th KOSB before joining the 1st KOSB. He had been wounded twice. The Red Cross in Geneva reported that his identity disc had been passed to them and that his body, found after the Battle of Cambrai, had been buried in Seranville German Cemetery.
Born 1888 at Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John and Isabella (Tait) Paisley of East Barcloy, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire.
By 1911 the family were at Landican, Woodchurch near Birkenhead where John was the farm bailiff.
Husband of Lily (Vizer) Paisley of Lamond Place, Dalbeattie who he married in 1912 in West Derby, Liverpool.
Killed in Action on 30 November 1917 and named on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, France.
Also named on the Colvend Parish War Memorial.


PTE. HUGH PARK, KOSB.
Thought to be:
Hugh Park, Gunner (75336) 87th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Age 22.
Hugh had been educated at Colvend School and joined the army in December 1913. He landed with his battery at St. Nazaire in September 1914 as part of 12 Brigade RFA. He was killed at Flamertieres, while laying telephone wires.
Born 1892 at Stair, Ayrshire. Son of Robert and Jessie (McLean) Park of Corsock Farm, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in Action on 6 August 1915 and buried in Hop Store Cemetery Vlamertinghe, Belgium.
Also named on the Colvend Parish War Memorial.


CPL. JOHN PATON, RS.
John Paton, Lance Corporal (20658) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots. Age 21.
John was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was employed by solicitors in Dalbeattie before moving to the Rural Workers Society in Edinburgh. He was living at Comly Bank Place when he enlisted in the Royal Scots in February 1915, went to the 12th RS in France in June and was wounded at Loos in September. He returned to France in May 1916, joining the 16th Battalion but was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Born 1895 at Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John and Elizabeth (Collins) Paton of Barclosh Farm, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Kirkgunzeon Parish War Memorial.


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ST'NURSE. JESSIE J PATERSON, TFNS.
Jessie Jane Paterson, Staff Nurse: Territorial Force Nursing Service. Age 34. Jessie was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. She became a Queen's nurse (district nurse) at Darvel, Ayrshire and she was a nurse at the Territorial Force No. 3 Scottish General Hospital at Stobhill in Glasgow when she enlisted in November 1914. She served in Macedonia where she contracted dysentery and died at Vertekop, Salonika.
Born 1882 at Dalbeattie. Daughter of James and Marion Isabella (Ewart) Paterson of 3 Craignair Street, Dalbeattie.
Died on Active Service on 29 September 1916 and buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
Also named on the Darvel War Memorial and on the Scottish Nurses Memorial in St. Giles High Kirk, Edinburgh.
The 36th and 37th General Hospitals were based at Vertekop.


CPL. RUSSELL PEALLING, RS.
Russell Pealing, Corporal (18886) 16th Battalion (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots. Age 25. Russell was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He spent his early years with relatives in Maxwelltown and served his apprenticeship as a sculptor with a granite company in Dumfries before moving to Edinburgh. He was living at 58 Brunswick Street when he enlisted in December 1914 and was promoted to Corporal in March 1915. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 8 January 1916.
Born 1891 at Dalbeattie. Son of the late James and Jane (Russell) Pealing of Leith, Edinburgh.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


2.LIEUT. JAMES POOL, KRR.
James Williamson Pool, 2nd Lieutenant: 5th/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 20.
Formerly Corporal (1289) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at Colvend and Barnbarroch schools and at Skerry's College in Glasgow before being employed at the Clydesdale bank in New Galloway in May 1914. He served with the Territorial 5th KOSB and was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915, was wounded on 12 July and evacuated to hospital in Dalmeny near Edinburgh. Due to illness he remained in the UK and a year later was selected for officer training being commissioned in October 1916 in the 6th Cameronians and attached to the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He went to France in January 1917 but was wounded again. He returned to his battalion on 6 September but was killed two weeks later.
Born 1897 at Whitehill, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Jessie (Bryden) Pool of West Barcloy and of Blairash, Colvend.
Missing in Action on 20 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Colvend Parish War Memorial and on the Clydesdale Bank Memorial in Glasgow.


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PTE. WILLIAM PROUDFOOT, RSF.
William Proudfoot, Private (20491) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 26.
William and his brother James were former pupils of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. The family lived in Southwick Road, Dalbeattie in 1891 and were there until 1900 when they moved to Hurlford, Ayrshire.
In 1901 William and Elizabeth were at Hurlford with their children Arthur, James, William, Elizabeth (all born at Maxwelltown), Robert, George and Maggie (all born at Dalbeattie between 1894 and 1900).
William was an iron moulder in a foundry when he enlisted as Private (11209) in the RSF in Kilmarnock in August 1914, however he was discharged October 1914 from the 6th Battalion, RSF at Aldershot as “unlikely to make an efficient soldier” due to defective vision. He had married and was working as a miner when he re-enlisted in November 1915. His daughter Mary was born while he was in training at Fort Matilda in Greenock. He joined his battalion in France on 7 March 1916.
Born 1890 at Maxwelltown/Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (McKinnell) Proudfoot of Galston Road, Hurlford. Husband of Christina (Ferries) Proudfoot of 70 Robertson Place, Kilmarnock (later Mrs John McKnight) who he married in Kilmarnock in June 1915.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Kilmarnock War Memorial and, together with his brother James, on the Crookenholm and Hurlford War Memorial.
James Proudfoot, Private (16616) 6th/7th RSF was killed on 23 April 1917.

The D&G Standard 27/9/1916 p.3a reported the death of William, grandson of William Proudfoot of Mill Brae, Maxwelltown, and that his brothers Robert (a PoW) and James were also in the RSF, and a fourth brother George had been in the Black Watch.


PTE. GEORGE PURDIE, RS.
George Purdie, Private (51585) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. Age 18.
Formerly Private (51221) 52nd Training Reserve Battalion.
George was working as a wood carter when he enlisted in June 1917. He was mobilised in August and allocated to the 4th Royal Scots Fusiliers. He went to France on 31 March 1918 and was posted to the 12th Royal Scots. Less than a month later he was killed.
Born 1899 at Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Mary (Baxter) Purdie of 18 Copland Street, Dalbeattie. Brother of Mrs. William Davidson of Copland Street, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 25 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.


PTE. WILLIAM RAE, KOSB.
William Rae, Private (242746) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 29.
William was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was a grocer and wine & spirit merchant in Dalbeattie. He was a pre-war territorial soldier with 'F' Company (Dalbeattie) of the 5th KOSB and was mobilised in August 1914 but due to an accident to his leg he did not proceed overseas with the original contingent. He did not go to France until early 1918 where he was posted to the 7th/8th Battalion before joining the 1st KOSB. He was taken prisoner on 11 April 1918 but died of his wounds in the Kriegslazerette St. Franziskus in Leuze. (additional info from "Stewartry")
Born 1888 at Dalbeattie. Son of James and Mary (Wilson) Rae. Husband of Elizabeth (Lidderdale) Rae of Sunnyside Cottage, Dalbeattie, who he married in 1914 at Dalbeattie.
Died of Wounds on 20 April 1918 and buried in Leuze Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.
Also named on the War Memorial in Buittle Church.


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PTE. JOHN RAIN, KOSB.
John Rain, Private (30916) 1/4th Battalion (Borders) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 28.
John was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He was working with his father, a joiner, when he enlisted in May 1917. He joined his battalion in Palestine in August 1917 and was killed at El-Mughar.
Born 1889 in Dalbeattie. Son of Andrew and Grace (McLaughlan) Rain of Dalbeattie and later of Church Crescent, Dumfries. Husband of Margaret Sturgeon (Morris) Rain of Southwick Road, Dalbeattie who he married in 1914 in Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 13 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PTE. JOSEPH RICHARDSON, SCOTS Gds.
Joseph Richardson, Private (9275) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 19. A former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School, Joseph enlisted in August 1914. He joined his battalion in France on 24 November 1914 and was the sniper of 3 Platoon, “C” Company.
Initially thought be a prisoner of war, he was later reported to have been killed.
Born 1895 in Dalbeattie. Son of Margaret Richardson of Eddingham Cottage, Dalbeattie, later Mrs Robert White of Blaiket Mains Farm, Crocketford and of Kirkeoch farm, Kirkcudbright.
Missing in Action on 3 January 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Urr Parish War Memorial in Haugh of Urr village.


PTE. MATTHEW RICHARDSON, KOSB.
Matthew Bryson Richardson, Private (14744) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 21.
Matthew transferred from the Lockerbie branch to be the accountant in the Clydesdale bank in Dalbeattie in April 1914. He enlisted in September 1914 but he was drowned in the Aegean sea when the troopship Royal Edward was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB14. Of the about 900 casualties, about 60 were from the 9th (Reserve) Battalion, KOSB as replacements for losses in the 1st Battalion.
Born at Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. Son of James and Martha (Bryson) Richardson of Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at sea on 13 August 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Clydesdale Bank Memorial in Glasgow.


PTE. JOHN RIDDICK, KOSB.
John Riddick, Private (17524) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 20.
John was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in January 1915 and joined his battalion at Gallipoli in May 1915 but less than a month later he was killed.
Born 1894 in Springholm, Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Agnes B. Riddick (later Mrs. John Hyslop) of Sunnyside, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 4 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


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SGT. ROBERT ROBERTSON, LIVERPOOLS.
Robert Robertson, Sergeant (57378) 18th (Lancashire Hussars) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) Age 32.
Robert was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He was a dock labourer in Glasgow when he enlisted as Private (1061) 3/1st Lowland Division, Army Cyclist Corps. He was still serving with them when he married on 31 December 1915. He was posted to the 20th Battalion of the Liverpool Regiment and transferred to 18th Battalion. Robert was wounded and made a Prisoner of War on 23 April 1918 but died in the German military hospital at Cugny in France.
Born 1886 at Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Lindsay) Robertson of Maidenholm Farm and of Glenshalloch Place, Dalbeattie and, after Elizabeth's death in 1912, of 15 Byers Road, Partick, Glasgow. Husband of Nicholas (McCaig) Robertson of Alpine Street, Dalbeattie who he married in 1916 in Dalbeattie.
Died of Wounds on 27 April 1918 and buried in Cugny Military Cemetery. Reburied, post war, in Grand-Seracourt British Cemetery, France.

and his brother

SGT. THOMAS ROBERTSON, HLI
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Thomas Robertson, Sergeant (4591 & 331753) 1/9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 22.
Thomas was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and he worked at Barrbridge Mills before the family moved to Glasgow where he enlisted in August 1915. He joined his battalion in 1916 and was killed at Polygon Wood near Ypres.
Born 1895 at Dalbeattie. Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Lindsay) Robertson of Maidenholm Farm and of Glenshalloch Place, Dalbeattie and, after Elizabeth's death in 1912, of 15 Byers Road, Partick, Glasgow.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.


PTE. DAVID SIBBALD, YORKS & LANCS.
David Sibbald, Private (19122) 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Age 25.
David was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted at Doncaster in September 1914 and landed at Boulogne with the 9th Battalion, Y&L R in August 1915. He was wounded at the Somme on 1 July 1916 and evacuated to hospital in England. He returned to France in September and was posted to the 2nd Battalion but was wounded again in the following month. He was able to rejoin his battalion in November but was wounded yet again in March 1917 and on this occasion died of his wounds.
Born 1891 at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Son of Robina Sibbald.
Nephew of Mrs. Sarah (Sibbald) Barrowman of Meikle Culloch, Urr, who he named as his next-of-kin.
Died of Wounds on 19 March 1917 and buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France.


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PTE. WALTER SLINGSBY, A&SH.
Walter Slingsby, Private (S/10423) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 33.
Walter was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and had been a granite sett maker.
Born 1883 at Dalbeattie. Son of the late Walter and Mary (McGuffie) Slingsby of Dalbeattie. Brother of Mary Jane (Slingsby) Norman and Ada (Slingsby) Thornton.
He also named a Mrs Isabella Veitch Knox Blacklaw (of Crawfordjohn) as a next of kin.
Missing in Action on 13 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Crawfordjohn War Memorial in Lanarkshire.


PTE. NATHAN SLOAN, HLI.
Nathaniel Sloan, Private (32815) 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 33.
Nathaniel was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He was working as a granite cutter and living at 79 Collins Street in the Townhead area of Glasgow when he married in 1915. He enlisted in March 1916 and was posted to the HLI in Mesopotamia. Nathaniel died of fever in the 16th Casualty Clearing Station in Baghdad, Iraq.
Born 1884 in Dalbeattie. Son of the late Charles Alexander Sloan and Elizabeth (McCredie) Sloan. Husband of Elizabeth (Shennan) Sloan of 130 Taylor Street, Glasgow who he married in 1915 in St. Rollox, Glasgow.
Died on Active Service on 15 December 1917 and buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.


PTE. WILLIAM SMITH, KOSB.
William Smith, Private (1777 & 240452) 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. He was an apprentice joiner in Dalbeattie when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and then served in Egypt, Palestine and France. He was wounded in July 1918 and died of his wounds at the 63rd Casualty Clearing Station at Senlis, France.
Born c.1896 at Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Susan (Cowan) Smith of 11 John Street, Dalbeattie.
On the 1901 census, aged 6, he is shown as the grandson of William and Susan and he named Susan as his foster mother and next of kin.
Died of Wounds on 3 August 1918 and buried in Senlis French National Cemetery, Oise, France.


PTE. WILLIAM SOLLEY, KOSB.
William Solley, Private (17480) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 25.
William, a dairyman, had worked at Ullioch Farm, Balmaghie, and at Whitecroft Farm, Southwick, both in Kirkcudbrightshire, before he enlisted in December 1914. He joined his battalion at Gallipoli in May 1915 but died of his wounds on board the transport ship “Clan McGillivray”.
Born 1890 at Kelton, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Miriam (Clark) Solley of Castle Douglas. Husband of Jane (Carson) Solley of Burn Street, Dalbeattie who he married in 1910 at Blythswood, Glasgow.
Died of Wounds on 13 June 1915 and buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece.
Also named on the Roll of Honour in Balmaghie Parish Church.
William's brother, Alexander Lewis Solley – age 21 – Private (8063) 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was killed in action on 22 July 1916 but is not listed on any local memorials.


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PTE. JOHN J. STEVENSON, KOSB.
John James Stevenson, Private (1778) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 19.
John was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was an apprentice joiner in Dalbeattie when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1895 in Dalbeattie. Son of John and Lizzie (Charteris) Stevenson of 11 Blair Street, Dalbeattie.
Died of Wounds on 7 July 1915 and buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Colliston United Free Church Memorial now in Dalbeattie Parish Church.


PTE. W. J. STEWART, GORDONS.
William Johnstone Stewart, Private (S/12262) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 25.
William was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in August 1915 and joined his battalion in France in November 1915.
Born 1887 at Underwood Cottage, Castle Douglas, Kelton, Kirkcudbrighshire.
Son of Jessie (Stewart) Dickson and step son of William Dickson of 75 William Street and 355 High Street, Dalbeattie. Husband of Agnes Cairns (Scott) Stewart who he married in Crailing, Roxburghshire in 1907.
Missing in Action on 18 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


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PTE. ARCHIBALD STURGEON, KOSB.
Archibald Kerr Sturgeon, Private (241798) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 20.
Archibald was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was an apprentice granite worker when he enlisted in October 1916. He was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB in France in the summer of 1917 but was killed at Buzancy a year later.
Born 1898 in Dalbeattie. Son of Andrew and Agnes (Orr) Sturgeon of William Street, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 23 July 1918 and buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, France.

and his cousin

CSM. JAMES STURGEON, KOSB
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James Sturgeon, Company Sergeant Major (29352) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 25.
James was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and he was an apprentice mason at the granite works in Dalbeattie when he enlisted as Private (2222) in the Territorial 5th KOSB in January 1909. He extended his term of service in 1913 and 1914 and was promoted to Sergeant in June 1914. He was mobilised in August and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 where he was wounded. He contracted enteric fever in August and was evacuated to hospital in Alexandria and then to the 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester where he was treated for enteric and dysentery in October 1915. He remained in the UK until he was discharged from the army after his time had expired in February 1916. He re-enlisted and joined the 1st KOSB in France in January 1917 but was killed at Bourlon Wood.
Born 1892 at Dalbeattie. Son of Eliza (Sturgeon) Johnston (sister of Andrew and William) and step-son of Joseph Johnston of 121 William Street, Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 2 June 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.

and the uncle of Archibald and James

SGT. WILLIAM STURGEON, KOSB
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William Sturgeon, Sergeant (2103) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Latterly (148042) Labour Corps. Age 51.
William was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was a granite mason living at 59 Alpine Street, Dalbeattie. He had served in the Galloway Rifle volunteers and then the Territorial 5th KOSB since January 1884 and he was mobilised in August 1914. He was being treated for gangrene when he died in Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital, Perthshire.
Born 1867 at Dalbeattie. Son of the late Robert and Ann (Lindores) Sturgeon. Husband of the late Helen McKean Goudie Sturgeon.
Died on Service on 6 July 1917 and buried in Dalbeattie Cemetery.


LCPL. ROBERT SWANSTON, KOSB.
Robert Swanston, Lance Corporal (1779) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 20.
Robert was educated at the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was killed by a shell alongside his friend Private Alexander McHenry.
Born 1895 at Craignair, Buittle, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of George and Elizabeth (Dalling) Swanston of Cole Hole, Munches, Buittle.
Killed in Action on 9 December 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the War Memorial in Buittle Church.


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CPL. ROBERT TEESDALE, KOSB.
Robert Teesdale, Corporal (1097) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 19.
Robert was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and was an apprentice joiner in Dalbeattie when, as a member of the Territorials, he was mobilised in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but within days he was shot and killed.
Born 1895 at Latimer Place, Southwick Road, Dalbeattie. Son of Sergeant Major Robert Teesdale, Royal Artillery, who was for many years the janitor of Dalbeattie Public School and who died in February 1915, and of Margaret (Benson) Teesdale of High Street, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 11 June 1915 and buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PTE. ROBERT J THOMPSON, GORDONS.
All military records spell his name with a "P" all other records do not.
Robert John Thompson, Private (S/11849) 8th/10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 27.
Robert was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He was an engine driver with Messrs. Carswell & Sons of Dalbeattie when he enlisted in March 1916 and he went to France later that year.
Born 1891 in Dalbeattie. Son of Joseph Kirk Thomson and of Mary Spencer (Halliday) Thomson of Alpine Street, Dalbeattie. Husband of Ann McCourtie (Orr) Thomson of Copland Street, Dalbeattie who he married in 1916 in Dalbeattie.
Missing in Action on 28 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.


GUNNER. JOSEPH TWEEDIE, RGA.
Joseph McWilliam Tweedie, Gunner (190934) 342nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Age 32.
Formerly employed by Mr. Davies, Carting Contractor of Castle Douglas, Joseph was in farm service near Dalbeattie when he enlisted in January 1918 in the RGA. He had been in France for 3 weeks when he was killed, leaving a widow and 7 children.
Born 1887 at Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrighshire. Son of Andrew and Margaret (Cavan) Tweedie of Marle Street, Castle Douglas. Husband of Sarah (McCormack)Tweedie of Southwick Road, Dalbeattie and later of Borgue Village, Kirkcudbrightshire who he married in 1905 at Kirkcudbright.
Killed in Action on 27 May 1918 and buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France.
His brother John, a Lance Sergeant in 7/8th KOSB was killed 23 June 1918 and is named on the Castle Douglas War Memorial.


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