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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCEWEN, JAMES ROBERT DUNDAS
Initials: JRD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 12/10/1916
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of Robert Finnie McEwen and Mary Frances McEwen, of Bardrochat, Colmonell, Ayrshire.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3C
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Memorial to Lieut McEwen within St Colmon's Church, Colmonell situated on the wall to the left of the organ.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACKENZIE, CA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2208
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 9th Bn
Date of Death: 7/4/1915
Age: 26
Additional Information: Only son of Charles and Margaret Mackenzie, of 2, Argyle Park Terrace, Edinburgh. Native of Pinmore, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: G3
Cemetery: Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACKENZIE, DONALD
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Heather
Date of Death: 2/7/1919
Age: 29
Service Number: SS/107994
Additional information: Son of Donald and Jean Mackenzie, of "Hazelrigg," Vicarton St., Girvan.
Grave Reference: West of Church
Cemetery: Colmonell Parish Churchyard

HMS Heather was an Aubretia Class Sloop.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCMAIL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 26/10/1917
Age: 21
Service No: 241019
Additional information: Born at Colmonell
Grave Reference: XXXI A 6
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (27/7/1917): Reported wounded and missing a few weeks ago, now officially posted as killed, Sergeant William McMail, Royal Scots Fusiliers, belonged to Pinmore, and resided with his grandmother at High Aldons, on the Pinmore Estate. Prior to enlisting in the South Ayrshire Territorials a few months after was broke out, he was employed as a gamekeeper to Brigadier-General Pollok-McCall, Pinmore House. He served through the Gallipoli campaign.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCNEILLIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202656
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 27/10/1917
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Catherine McNeillie, of Balcarry, Dairy, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Born Leswalt, Stranraer.
Grave Reference: XXII F 1A
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (8/11/1917): Mr and Mrs McNeillie, Baillard Dairy, Colmonell (and late of Mark, Castle Kennedy) have been officially notified that their son, Pte Robert McNeillie, has died of wounds received in action in France. Pte McNeillie enlisted in the KOSB about five months ago and was 19 years of age. Before joining up he assisted his father in the dairy.

Note: Also named on Leswalt War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCWHIRTER, W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 42122
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 17th Bn
Date of Death: 2/12/1917
Age: 28
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David McWhirter, of Ballantrae, Ayrshire; husband of Dorothy MCorkindale (formerly McWhirter), of Lorn Place, Glebe St., Campbeltown, Argyllshire.
Grave Reference: II D 12
Cemetery: Duhallow ADS Cemetery
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MEIKLE, GILBERT
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 12/7/1915
Age: 21
Service No: 8356
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Meikle,of Ballantrae, Ayr.
Panel Reference: Addenda Panel
Memorial: Helles Memorial

Also named on Ballantrae War Memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 15th Bn. Formerly (2646) Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 27
Service No: 40948
Additional information: Husband of Annie Murray of 1 Jane St, Colmonell, Ayrshire
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15C
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: PRICHARD, FRANCIS HESKETH
Initials: FH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Date of Death: 1/2/1920
Panel reference: Screen Wall. Panel 9
Memorial: Haidar Pasha Memorial
Additional information: buried Novorossisk New Cemetery)

Name: PRICHARD, FREDERICK GILES
Initials: FG
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 9/8/1915
Age: 23
Additional information: Son of Rev Charles Collwyn Prichard, MA, Rector of Alresford. His brother Rowland George Prichard also fell.
Grave Reference:
Cemetery: Alresford (St Peter) Churchyard

Name: PRICHARD, ROWLAND GEORGE
Initials: RG
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 24/4/1915
Age: 19
Additional information: Son of Rev Charles Collwyn Prichard, MA, Rector of Alresford. His brother Frederick Giles also fell.
Panel Reference: Panel 21
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: RITCHIE, WF
Initials: WF
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 12th Bn
Date of Death: 19/9/1918
Age: 31
Service No: 283
Additional information: Son of George and Margaret Fox Ritchie, of Oaknowe, Colmonell, Ayrshire. Born at Bellshill, Bothwell, Lanarkshire. Served six years with the 1st Bn. in Malta and India, prior to the War.
Grave Reference: VI A 17
Cemetery: Doiran Military Cemetery
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Name: TEMPLETON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 26/1/1920
Age: 23
Service Number: 59801
Additional information: Husband of Jessie Templeton, of New Cottages, Ballantrae
Grave Reference: 303
Cemetery: Ballantrae Parish Churchyard

Also named on Ballantrae War Memorial
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Name: WATSON, ROBERT BOYD
Initials: RB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Vivid
Date of Death: 25/4/1916
Service No: J/15708
Grave Reference: Church S 2 16
Cemetery: Plymouth (Ford Park) Cemetery


HMS Vivid was the Navy barracks at Devonport.
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Name: BRECHIN, WILLIAM ATHOLL
Initials: WA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 180342
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 12/12/1942
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of William and Mabel Brechin, of Stinchar, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: 8 G 10
Cemetery: Benghazi War Cemetery

Also named on Royal Troon Golf Club War Memorial
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Name: CLARK, WILLIAM TURNER
Initials: WT
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
Date of Death: 25/2/45
Age: 26
Service Number: 948303
Additional information: Son of William and Margaret Clark. Husband of Jean Clark, of Langholm, Dumfriesshire
Grave Reference: 1000
Cemetery: Colmonell Cemetery
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Name: COPES, DAVID
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Trade: W. Op/Air Gnr
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force, 86 Sqdn
Date of Death: 20/12/1941
Age: 23
Service Number: 651371
Additional information: Son of James and Annie Copes, of Ballantrae.
Grave Reference: 175
Cemetery: Colmonell Cemetery
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