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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOGG, S.
Rank:Private
Service No:S/19695
Date of Death:24/09/1918
Age:24
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference:II. B. 2.
Cemetery:DOMINO BRITISH CEMETERY, EPEHY
Additional Information:Son of Robert Hogg, of Netheryett, Annan Rd., Dumfries.

Stewart was living at 11 Watt Street, Greenock when he enlisted in December 1915. He was working for the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company as a porter at the Princes Pier Station. Initially he was placed in the Army Reserve but was mobilised in April 1917 and posted to the 11th A&SH in France in the following June. In December he was accidentally wounded in a grenade explosion and evacuated to hospital. On his return to France in May 1918 he was posted to the 2nd battalion.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KERR, WILLIAM.
Rank:Private
Service No:18079
Date of Death:03/10/1915
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Cameron Highlanders 5th Bn.
Grave Reference:III. A. 3.
Cemetery:ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Kerr, of 6, Balmoral Rd. Greenbrae, Dumfries.

William was a clerk in the Dumfries parcel office of the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company when he enlisted. He was wounded at Loos on 25 September 1915 and died in the 20th General Hospital at Camiers, near Etaples.
Son of Thomas and Janet (Rutherford) Kerr.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOCKERBIE, WILLIAM.
Rank:Private
Service No:14295
Date of Death:17/08/1916
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th/8th Bn.
Panel Reference:Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

William was a porter with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company at Ardrossan Station when he enlisted in August 1914, initially in the Black Watch. He transferred to the KOSB before he went to France in July 1915.
Born 1887 in Dumfries. Son of William and Agnes Lockerbie of 177 St. Michael's Street, Dumfries.
Husband of Alice McCardle (Palmer) Lockerbie of 160 St. Michael's Street who he married in 1909 in Dumfries.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McKINNELL, FERGUS.
Rank:Private
Service No:32628
Date of Death:09/04/1917
Age:18
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers "G" Coy. 3rd Bn.
Grave Reference:81.
Cemetery:CUMMERTREES CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Margaret McKinnell, of Murray House, Lockerbie Rd., Dumfries, and the late William McKinnell.
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=980

Fergus had been a clerk with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company at Cummertrees Station, where his father had been the Station-master, and then at Dumfries Station. He had enlisted in March 1917 and was in training when he was taken ill. He died in Greenock Infirmary.
Born 1898 in Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Helen (McDougall) Mckinnell and of the late William McKinnell, Station-master at Cummertrees. Step-son of Margaret (Skilling) McKinnell of Murray House, Lockerbie Road, Dumfries.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuart Rankin of the G&SWR Association has kindly sent me the 24 pages of the dedication programme for the unveiling of this memorial at St. Enoch's Station in Glasgow.
I have posted the first five pages but if anyone wants to see the remainder please let me know.








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FISHER, GEORGE ALFRED.
Rank:Gunner
Service No:33393
Date of Death:18/04/1916
Age:30
Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery 71st Bty.
Grave Reference:A. 3.
Cemetery:BRUAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:Son of John and Margaret Fisher, of Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbright; husband of Jeanie Fisher, of 68, Mill St., Ayr.

George enlisted in 1904 and was transferred to the Army Reserve in 1907. He was a waiter at the Glasgow and South West Railway's Station Hotel in Ayr when he was recalled to his regiment in August 1914.
Born 1885 in Gatehouse-of-Fleet – as George Alfred Patterson. Son of Margaret Anne Patterson of High Street, Gatehouse.
Grandson of John and Margaret (Robertson) Fisher of Gatehouse.
Husband of Jeanie (Brown) Fisher of 68 Mill Street, Ayr who he married in 1911 in Ayr.
Died on Active Service – 18 April 1916. “Accidentally killed” (Source: Service Record)
Commonwealth War Grave – Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Named on the Anwoth and Girthon Was Memorial in Gatehouse-of-Fleet and on the Ayr War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IRELAND, WILLIAM.
Rank:Private
Service No:40068
Date of Death:23/07/1918
Age:20
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th/8th Bn.
Grave Reference:I. A. 4.
Cemetery:BUZANCY MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ireland, of The Buchan, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.

William was a Porter and Clerk at Bridge of Dee Railway Station and a member of the Territorials he was mobilised in August 1914 in 1/5th KOSB. Transferred to 7/8 KOSB. Served in Egypt, Palestine, Somme, Arras and Vimy Ridge. Killed at Soissones.
Born 1897 at Ingleston Gatehouse, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Named on the Castle Douglas War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAXWELL, M.
Rank:Private
Service No:240666
Date of Death:19/04/1917
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st/4th Bn.
Grave Reference:VII. D. 5.
Cemetery:GAZA WAR CEMETERY

Matthew Robison Maxwell was a signalman at Maxwelltown Station when he enlisted.
Born 1883 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer. Son of Thomas and Grace (Robison) Maxwell of David Street, Maxwelltown.
Husband of Lizzie (Flinn) Maxwell of 40 College Street, Maxwelltown who he married in 1905 in Troqueer.

Named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the Maxwelltown United Free Church Memorial now Maxwelltown West Church.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McADAM, JAMES ANGUS BELL.
Rank:Private
Service No:24968
Date of Death:01/08/1918
Age:21
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers 7th/8th Bn.
Grave Reference:I. C. 14.
Cemetery:VAUXBUIN FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of William and Elizabeth McAdam, of "Cannycleuch," Stepford Rd., Dumfries. Born at Kirkcudbright.

James was the son of Sergeant McAdam of the Stewartry Constabulary and was a clerk at Tarff Railway Station when he enlisted in June 1916. He was killed near Soissons.
Born 1897 in Kirkcudbright. Son of William and Elizabeth (Bell) McAdam of the Police Buildings, Maxwelltown and later of Cannycleuch, Stepford Rd. Dumfries.
Also listed on the Laurieknowe Church Memorial now in Troqueer Parish Church.
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DOWNIE, JOHN.
Rank:Private
Service No:202758
Date of Death:01/08/1918
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots 13th Bn.
Grave Reference:IX. A. 1.
Cemetery:RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE
Additional Information:Son of William and Grace Downie, of "Stewart Lea," 60, Midton Rd., Ayr. Native of Cairnryan, Wigtownshire.

John was employed by the G&SWR Co. in Ayr
Named on the Cairnryan and Ayr War Memorials.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From information kindly supplied by Gladys Cuttle ("Teddy")

WAUGH, WILLIAM.
Rank:Acting Bombardier
Service No:L/10339
Date of Death:15/07/1917
Age:30
Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery 35th Div. Ammunition Col. attd. 29th Light Railway Operating Coy. Royal Engineers
Grave Reference:XVI. B. 20A.
Cemetery:LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of the late William and Jane Waugh; husband of Catherine Waugh, of Park Closeburn, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Born Moniaive, Thornhill.

"William worked for the Glasgow and South Western Railway as a goods train guard. He married Catherine Scott Gordon Hyslop from The Park Closeburn and went to stay in Glasgow."

Named on the Moniaive and Closeburn War Memorials.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a previous posting by Derek ("DelBoy") on the Holywood Memorial
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic677.html&highlight=callander

Callander, James. K.O.S.B. - East Cluden

(Glasgow Herald 29th April)
"News has been received that Corporal James Callander, of the 2nd King's Own Scottish Borderers, who lived at 8 David Street, Maxwelltown, was killed on 17th inst. at the taking of Hill 60. Corporal Callander was a Reservist, and was engaged in all the fighting from Mons onwards. He was 33 years of age, and engaged as a signalman with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company at the Cairn Valley Junction near Dumfries. He leaves a widow and three children."

CWGC
CALLANDER, JAMES.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 8026
Date of Death: 18/04/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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CRAIK, JAMES.
Rank:Private
Service No:13469
Date of Death:26/09/1915
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers 7th Bn.
Panel Reference:Panel 46 to 49.
Memorial:LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of James and Mary Craik, of Buittle Mains Cottage, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Born 1893 in Auchencairn Village, James Craik's story is told in detail in Stuart Wilson's ("stewartry") book "Answering the Call"
He was a signalman with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company at Drybridge in Ayrshire.

Named on the Buittle Parish war memorial.
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MILLIGAN, ROBERT.
Rank:Private
Service No:S/3064
Date of Death:25/09/1915
Regiment/Service:Seaforth Highlanders 8th Bn.
Panel Reference:Panel 112 to 115.
Memorial:LOOS MEMORIAL

Robert was an engine cleaner with the Glasgow & South Western Railway Company at Hurleford near Kilmarnock.
Born 1895 at Kirkcudbright. Son of James and Catherine (Watson) Milligan of Blairshinnoch Farm, Kirkgunzeon, Kircudbrightshire and of Beeswing Village.
Named on the Kirkgunzeon Parish War Memorial and on the Parish Church Roll of Honour, together with his brother James Milligan – age 24 – Private (S/6444) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders was reported missing in action on 12 October 1917.
Commonwealth War Grave – Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

James was wounded at Loos in the same action that his brother was killed
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POTTS, EDWARD.
Rank:Private
Service No:22817
Date of Death:23/09/1917
Age:27
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers 6th Bn.
Panel Reference:Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial:TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Andrew and Mary Potts, of Cargenbridge, Troqueer, Dumfries.

Edward was a signalman with the Glasgow & South Western Railway Company at Ochiltree, Ayrshire when he enlisted.
Born 1890 in Penninghame, Wigtownshire.

Named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.
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