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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FERGUSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: between 20/09/1944 and 21/09/1944
Service No: 3190462
Additional information: Son of William and Margaret Ferguson; husband of Mary Ferguson, of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: GROESBEEK MEMORIAL

He is also listed on the Dalry Town Hall memorial and on the memorial to 7th KOSB at Arnhem in the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a report of the unveiling in the Dumfries and Galloway Standard and Advertiser of 14 Sep 1921. The memorial was unveiled on Sunday 11th September. It was designed and executed by Mr R W Mackenzie of Newton Stewart and is made from Creetown granite. It is 12 feet 6 inches high and stands on a basement 8 feet by 6.

The article is a little confused as the heading states that the memorial was unveiled by Hon Mrs Sinclair but later says it was unveiled by ‘Mr Maxwell’, presumably Mr Henry Maxwell who was one of the joint secretaries of the War Memorial Committee. I guess it was a joint effort.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All listed in the order in which they appear on the memorial.

Name: CLARK, ROBERT JAMES
Initials: R J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 01/11/1916
Service No: 14026
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Esther Clark, of Dalry, Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 54.
Cemetery: AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY


Name: CLEMENT, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 24/12/1915
Service No: 1823
Additional information: Son of John Clement, of Ivy Cottage, Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL


Name: COLTART, DAVID JOHN
Initials: D J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Lanarkshire Yeomanry
Age: 25
Date of Death: 17/11/1915
Service No: 1107
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Coltart, of 34, West Morton St., Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 18.
Cemetery: PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES

(David John Coltart was born in Dalry)
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Name: CUTHBERTSON, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 07/04/1917
Service No: S/22255
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. P. 9.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS

(David was from Dalry and is commemorated on his father’s headstone in the local churchyard)

Name: DICKSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Unit Text: 13th Coy
Age: 32
Date of Death: 26/08/1917
Service No: 29718
Additional information: Son of William Findlay Dickson and Jane Bell Dickson, of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire; husband of Mary MacMillan Dickson, of Carsphairn.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: CARSPHAIRN PARISH CHURCHYARD


Name: DOYLE, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/04/1917
Service No: 18823
Awards: M M
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Doyle, of Kirkland St., Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL


Name: FERGUSON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 96th Light Railway Operating Coy.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 30/12/1917
Service No: 269009
Additional information: Husband of Maria St. Martin-Vanderwal (formerly Ferguson), of 30, Rue Courte, Ostend, Belgium.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 150.
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

(George was born in Dalry and is commemorated on his parents gravestone in the local churchyard)

Name: GALLOWAY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 17/10/1916
Service No: S/3372
Additional information: Son of Robert Galloway, of Blackmark, Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


Name: GOOD, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Unit Text: 20th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Service No: 22695
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

(James was living as a 13 year old in Dalry in the 1901 census)
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Name: HAMILTON, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 17840
Additional information: Husband of Frances N. Hamilton, of Front St., Dalry, Kircudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 108 to 112.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL


Name: HAMILTON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 18842
Additional information: Son of Robert Hamilton, of Dalry, Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 108 to 112.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL


Name: KERR
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Unit Text: 50th Field Amb.
Date of Death: 26/08/1918
Service No: 79089
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 10.
Cemetery: SHRINE CEMETERY, BUCQUOY

(The obituary report of his death shows that he lived in Holmhead, Moniaive which is actually just inside the border of Dalry parish)

Name: MAIR, ARCHIBALD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Service No: S/13411
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

(born in Dalry, he is listed on his mother’s gravestone in the local churchyard)
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Name: MARTIN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 18/03/1917
Service No: 24084
Additional information: Son of Mary Martin, of 2, Stanley Terrace, Higher Heysham, Morecambe, Lancs., and the late Joseph Martin. Born at Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. H. 29.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: MILNE
Initials: T R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 06/05/1917
Service No: 295938
Additional information: Son of David Stephen Milne, of Pitfour, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire; husband of Janet Milne, of Coltness Mains, Wishaw, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 166.
Cemetery: DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY
(his obituary states that Thomas Milne was employed as a gamekeeper at Earlston, Dalry)

Name: McCULLOCH, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 17313
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McCulloch, of Courthill, Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 53 to 56.

Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL



Name: McCULLOCH, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/07/1916
Service No: S/13566
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Elizabeth McCulloch, of Main St., Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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Name: McINTYRE, ARCHIBALD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/08/1916
Service No: S/20990
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

(the obituary states that his parents lived at Grennan Dairy, Dalry)

Name: McLEOD
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 10/07/1915
Service No: 12274
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 20.
Cemetery: LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE

(James McLeod’s obituary reports that his late mother was from Kirkland Street, Dalry)

Name: McNAUGHT, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 17309
Additional information: Son of Robert and Agnes A. F. McNaught, of Midtown, Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 53 to 56.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL


Name: NIELSON
Initials: A E
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion
Date of Death: 03/06/1916
Service No: 110427
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 30, 32.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

(In 1901 census, Alex Neilson (sic) was living as a boarder in Dalry, in 1911 census he was a servant in Buittle)

Name: ROBERTSON, WILLIAM DAVID
Initials: W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 12th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 05/07/1917
Service No: 17968
Additional information: Son of James and Eliza Jane Kirk Robertson, of Ivy Cottage, Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Near South East corner of Churchyard.
Cemetery: DALRY PARISH CHURCHYARD

(William’s is one of only two CWGC listed war grave in the local churchyard)
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Name: TAIT, ALFRED
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/07/1916
Service No: 17312
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 53 to 56.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

(his obituary reports that Alfred was a painter who served his apprenticeship with his brother in Dalry)

Name: TAIT, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/11/1915
Service No: S/7621
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 125 to 127.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

(his obituary reports that James’ father was a shepherd at Knocksting farm in Dalry parish)

Name: THOMSON, GEORGE HENRY
Initials: G H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Unit Text: H.T.
Date of Death: 10/11/1918
Service No: T/293058
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: West of Church.
Cemetery: FORNCETT ST. PETER (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD

(George was living as a two year old in Dalry parish in the 1891 census)

Name: WILSON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 27/09/1917
Service No: 16379
Additional information: Son of Mrs. J. Jardine, of Main St., Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 12.
Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the WW2 names

Name: FERGUSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th (Airborne) Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: between 20/09/1944 and 21/09/1944
Service No: 3190462
Additional information: Son of William and Margaret Ferguson; husband of Mary Ferguson, of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial: GROESBEEK MEMORIAL


Name: HOWATSON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 40 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 08/07/1943
Service No: 981103
Additional information: Son of Francis and Elizabeth Howatson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 8, Column 2.
Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL

(James was born in the adjoining parish of Carsphairn (SNWM) but otherwise his connection with Dalry has not been established)

Name: KIRK, HARRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 06/05/1945
Service No: 3133555
Additional information: Son of William and Grace Kirk, of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. C. 12.
Cemetery: CELLE WAR CEMETERY


Name: KIRK, THOMAS BRYDEN
Initials: T B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 114 Road Constr. Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 25/03/1945
Service No: 1941851
Additional information: Son of William and Grace Kirk; husband of Freda Dorothy Kirk, of Driffield, Yorkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. K. 25.
Cemetery: IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY

(his obituary reports that Thomas Kirk’s parents lived in Bogue cottage, Dalry)
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Name: LITTLE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 21
Date of Death: 14/03/1941
Service No: 230525
Additional information: Son of Robert Little, and of Margaret Little, of Dalry.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 2. Grave 110.
Cemetery: DALRY PARISH CHURCHYARD

(Robert’s is one of only two CWGC listed war grave in the local churchyard)

Name: LEITCH, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 33
Date of Death: 06/10/1945
Service No: 1556919
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Martin Leitch; husband of Mary Stewart Leitch, of Parkgate, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. M. 6.
Cemetery: NAPLES WAR CEMETERY

(his obituary reports that he was previously employed at the Galloway Water Power Company, Kendoon Reservoir (Dalry parish))

Name: PENMAN, GEORGE VERDUN BELL
Initials: G V B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 26
Date of Death: 17/05/1943
Service No: 970589
Additional information: Son of George and Margaret Penman, of Dalry, Kirkudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. A. 15.
Cemetery: AMBON WAR CEMETERY


Name: THOMPSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 07/12/1943
Service No: 3190463
Additional information: Son of Margaret Thompson, of Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. A. 38.
Cemetery: SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY


Elma Wood is not listed on CWGC. She died of Addison’s Disease after serving in several places with NAAFI. She is buried in the local churchyard.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archibald McIntyre was my grandfathers' elder brother.

His parents lived at Grennan dairy , Duncan and Helen (nee Sloss)

Archie was killed at the Somme on 13th August 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated at Thiepval
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Archibald McIntyre

Current entry in updated Stewartry RoH:

McIntyre, Archie, Grennan Dairy, Dalry. Born 1897, Kirkoswald, Ayrshire; son of Duncan McIntyre and Helen Sloss. Enlisted September 1915. Served on Western Front as Private S/20990, 6th Cameron Highlanders from February 1916. Killed in action, 13 August 1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France and Dalry War Memorial.

And his brother:

McIntyre, Thomas, Grennan Dairy, Dalry. Dairyman. Born 1899, West Kilbride, Ayrshire; son of Duncan McIntyre and Helen Sloss. Attested 28 March 1917; called for service 19 June 1918. Served on Western Front and Army of Occupation on the Rhine from 23 November 1918 as Private 45477, 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers. Discharged to Class Z Army Reserve, 9 October 1919.

galloway tam - if you can add any details (exact date, place of birth) or have any photos of the brothers that you would be willing to share then please get in touch by this forum's personal message or via the contact form on my Sons of Galloway site.

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Extract from my talk today to Dalry school's remembrance assembly:

This is the part of the assembly where I have the privilege to tell you about the life (and death) of a man from a local memorial.

Today I am going to tell you about Andrew Doyle.

Andrew is probably the closest casualty to the school. He was born and lived in a house almost opposite the school, just two doors up from the community centre. Andrew lived with his father Thomas, his mother, three sisters and a brother, who I am told was quite good at ‘borrowing’ firewood from neighbours without getting caught! Andrew was an apprentice baker.

He enlisted into the Highland Light Infantry at the outbreak of war and was sent to France in July 1915 at the age of nineteen.

He was awarded the military medal for bravery on 9th, 10th and 11th April 1917 and was killed just a few days later on 25th April.

In his 21 months on the Western Front, he survived the battle of Loos, the German gas attacks at Hulloch and various battles on the Somme. He met his end in the battle of Arras which was an awful battle even by the standards of the Great War. Men lived not in trenches but in tunnels for long periods of time, artillery barrages were a constant threat, a new method of delivering poison gas by projector was used for the first time and tanks were in use for only the second time.

It is ironic therefore that he was killed by a sniper on a particularly quiet day when not much action was reported. If you ever see the film ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, you will see the similarities.

The site of Andrew’s grave was lost in subsequent fighting so he is now commemorated on the Arras memorial, along with thousands of others who have no known grave.

Andrew Doyle was killed at the age of 21.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archibald Mair's grandfather (also Archibald) was a farmer in Craigbrae, Drongan which is probably why he is also listed on the nearby Ochiltree War Memorial. Archibald (the younger)'s father, William, farmed in Gordiestoun, Dalry which is now a ruin.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PTE. WM. DICKSON, R.A.M.C.
William Dickson – age 32 – Private (29718) 13th Company Royal Army Medical Corps.
William was a motor man with the Glasgow Corporation Tramways and was living with his family at 59 Roebank Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow when he enlisted in the Home Hospital Reserve in March 1915. He was Ward Master at the Maryhill Auxiliary Military Hospital in Glasgow. He was discharged from the army due to illness in May 1916 and awarded a Silver War Badge (39183) He died of tuberculosis in Carsphairn.
(Source:SRoH, SWB Records, Pension Record and GRoS – Death Register)
Born 1885 in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William Findlay Dickson and of Jane (Bell) Dickson of Stroanpatrick, Dalry.
Husband of Mary (McMillan) Dickson of Carsphairn who he married in 1913 in Carsphairn.
(Source:GRoS – Marriage Register and family grave in Carsphairn Parish Churchyard)
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=32
Died – 26 August 1917.
Commonwealth War Grave – Carsphairn Parish Churchyard.

No 13 Company, RAMC was a pre-war unit based in Scotland with its headquarters at Edinburgh and those joining it during the war probably reinforced local military or civilian hospitals.

Also named on the Carsphairn War Memorial and on the Glasgow Corporation Tramways Dennistoun Depot Memorial now in the Parkhead Depot.
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