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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:08 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Robert S Stairs Reply with quote

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Name: STAIRS
First names: Robert Ramsay
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit: 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Service no: 28397
Memorial reference: Panel 66 to 68
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats War database has a record for Robert showing location "26 Winton St, Ardrossan" and "presumed KIA 1917"

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 9 November 1917

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:12 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - John Bright Stevens Reply with quote

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Name: STEVENS
First names: John Bright
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit: 27th Bn
Age: 28
Date of Death: 21/07/1917
Service no: 1550
Additional information: Son of John Campbell Stevens and Mary Jane Stevens, of St. Ives, Seamill, West Kilbride. Born at Ardrossan
Cemetery reference: N. A. 77
Cemetery: ARDROSSAN CEMETERY

John is also on the West Kilbride Memorial and the Ardrossan Academy Memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - William Tait Reply with quote

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Name: TAIT
First name: William
Rank: Pumpman
Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit: S. S. "Narragansett" (Greenock)
Age: 60
Date of Death: 16/03/1917
Addtional information: Son of the late Mr and Mrs Tait; husband of Sarah Tait (nee Morgan), of 22, Harbour Place, Ardrossan, Ayr. Born at Stevenston
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

SS Narragansett - on a voyage from New York to London with a cargo of lubricating oil - was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-44 southwest of Ireland. 46 lives were lost
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:26 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Andrew Taylor Reply with quote

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Name: TAYLOR
First name: Andrew
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots
Unit: 15th Bn
Date of Death: 22/10/1917
Service no: 43648
Memorial reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows Andrew was born in Saltcoats and enlisted in Ardrossan

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald Intimations database has several entries for Andrew which show he was 22 years of age, son of Andrew of Montgomerie St., Ardrossan

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 25 May 1917

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Ardrossan Memorial - Dugald McArthur Reply with quote

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Name: McARTHUR
Initial: D
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Black Watch(Royal Highlanders)
Unit: 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 21/04/1917
Memorial reference: Panel 25 and 63
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

There are entries for Dugald in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald war and intimations databases which show his Father in Law was Robert Steed of North Crescent, Ardrossan and his wife was Margaret Steedman Sweet. He was 31 years of age and died of his wounds. (need to check the actual newspaper to confirm wifes maiden name)
The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 1st. May, 1917. "Deaths on Service. M'ARTHUR.- Killed in action on the 21st. April, Second Lieut. Dugald M'Arthur, B.D., Black Watch, minister of New Ardrossan Parish Church."

Same publication, day and date - Page 6 (Casualties columns) - "An intimation that Second Lieutenant Dugald M'Arthur, minister of New Ardrossan and formerly assistant in the Barony Church, Glasgow, had fallen in action was made by the Rev. John White in the Barony on Sunday. Mr. White said Lieutenant M'Arthur's ministry in the parish of New Ardrossan was beginning to show abundant evidence of his faithful and unwearied labours when he stepped out from his parochial work to the hardship of a private soldier. He was unwilling to enjoy, without some share in earning it, the freedom and peace and comforts of life that had been won by his brothers' sacrifice."


Same publication Thursday, 3rd. May, 1917. "Deaths on Service. M'ARTHUR.- Died on 21st April from wounds received in action, Dugald M'Arthur, Second Lieut., Black Watch, aged 31 years, minister of New Ardrossan Parish Church, beloved husband of Margaret Steedman Sweet, Elrig, Ardrossan, and only son of Mr. and Mrs. John M'Arthur, Rosebank, Renton."

Same publication Monday, 30th April, 1917, page 9.
CASUALTIES. Notes on Officers. BLACK WATCH.
"ARDROSSAN MINISTER DIES OF WOUNDS.- Second Lieutenant Dugald M'Arthur, Black Watch, was a minister of New Ardrossan parish. He enlisted as a private about the beginning of last year, and received his commission towards the end of the year, leaving a few months ago for one of the fronts. He was a native of Renton and had a distinguished career at Glasgow University, where he took the Arts and B.D. degrees. He was student assistant successively in the parishes of Appin, Kilsyth and Aberfoyle and was for two years assistant at Barony Parish Church, Glasgow. About four years ago he was inducted to the charge of New Ardrossan. He was married fully a year ago, and leaves a young widow and son. In consequence of his death no services were held in the church yesterday."


Medal index ticket records:-
Theatre of War first served in - Basrah.
Date of entry therein - 23rd March, 1917.

1901 Census Dunbartonshire, Renton, 1 Park Street, recorded (transcription):- Dugald McArthur (15), Pupil Teacher - elementary, son, born Renton; John McArthur (45), Engineer Fitter - mechanical, born Dunbartons., Bonhill; Joanna McArthur (41), Wife, born Dunbartons., Alexandria; siblings, both born Renton.

Also listed at Renton War Memorial and the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:19 am    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Thomas Thomson Reply with quote

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Name: THOMSON
First names: Thomas Meikle
Rank: Private
Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit:"D" Coy. 11th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service no: S/5011
Additional information: Son of Archibald and Margaret Thomson, of 3, Glasgow St., Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Grave reference: XVII. K. 32
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald Intimations 25 July 1917
"DEATHS
ON SERVICE
THOMSON
- Killed in action on 9th April, Private Thomas Thomson, A. and S. Highlanders, aged 29 years, third son of Mr and Mrs Thomson, 3 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan"

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 27 April 1917


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:23 am    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Andrew Travers Reply with quote

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Name: TRAVERS
First name: Andrew
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 6th/7th Bn
Age: 23
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service no: 21074
Additional information: Son of John and Agnes Travers, of 16, Thornhill, Johnstone, Renfrewshire
Memorial reference: Panel 19 and 33
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

There is an entry on the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald War database for Andrew on 5 October 1917 showing location "Ardrossan" and "parents now of Johnstone"

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 5 October 1917


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Charles Tummilty Reply with quote

The CWGC has the spelling of Charles name different from that shown in the memorial or the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald war database which has the name as "Tumulty"

CWGC Informaiton

Name: TOMELTY
Initial: C
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit: 13th Bn
Date of Death: 27/08/1918
Service no: 48239
Grave reference: II. H. 55
Cemetery: OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION BAILLEUL

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows Charles was born in Portaferry, Co Down and enlisted in Ardrossan

The medal index cards shows various service numbers and units for Charles as follows
28777, Rank Private, Corps Highland Light Infantry
116047, Rank Private, Corps Labour Corps
43341, Rank Private, Corps King's Own Scottish Borderers
48239, Rank Private, Corps Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald War Database has an entry for Charles on 25 October 1918 showing location "Ardrossan" and "of Winton Buildings"

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 25 October 1918

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:46 am    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Edwin H Watt Reply with quote

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Name: WATT
First names: Edwin Hutchison
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Unit: 116th Coy
Age: 20
Date of Death: 03/09/1916
Service no: 30959
Additional information: Son of Robert Hunter Watt, of Slatefield, Kirn, Argyllshire, and the late Jessie Hutchison Watt
Memorial reference: Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows Edwin was born in Ardrossan, enlisted in Glasgow and lived in Ardrossan

Edwin is also on the Ardrossan Academy Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:48 am    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - William Wright Reply with quote

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Name: WRIGHT
First name: William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 6th Bn
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Service no: 14683
Additional information: Son of John Morton and Elizabeth Wright, of Parkhouse Farm, Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Memorial reference: Panel 46 to 49
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 13 October 1916



William is also on the Saltcoats Memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Ardrossan Memorial - George Douglas MacKay Reply with quote

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Name: MacKAY
First names: George Douglas
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Indian Army Reserve of Officers
Unit: attd. 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force)
Age: 25
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Additional information: Son of High and Bessie G MacKay, of Crescent Park, Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Memorial reference: Panel 43 and 65
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 1st. May, 1917. "Deaths on Service. MACKAY.- Died of wounds, abroad, 23rd. April, G. Douglas Mackay, Second Lieut. I.A.R., attached Indian Army, and Capt., Royal Scots Fusiliers, late of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mackay, Annfield, Ardrossan."
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - John Leitch Reply with quote

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Name: LEITCH
First name: John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit: 18th Bn
Date of death: 23/08/1916
Service no: 19585
Grave reference: IX. F. 11A
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

Australian Imperial Forces Embarkation Roll and Nominal Roll 1914-1918 transcriptions have the following information:-
Birth year: 1877
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Labourer
Service no: 1958
Age at embarkation: 38
Embarkation date: 9 August 1915
Embarkation unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Departure port: Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date: 21 June 1915
Next of kin: Father J in Ardrossan, Scotland
Date of death: 23 August 1916, died of wounds

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald Intimations and war databases have entries for John which show he is the son of James of Ardrossan
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - John McLean Reply with quote

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Name: MCLEAN
First name: John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Unit: 1st Bn
Date of death: 11/01/1917
Service no: 33307
Memorial reference: Panel 35 and 64
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows John was born in Ardrossan and lived in Troon and enlisted in Troon.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 9 February 1917

ARDROSSAN

PRIVATE JOHN MCLEAN, H.L.I.

(Killed)

Private John McLean, H.L.I., who has been killed in action at the Persian Gulf, was the eldest son of Mr McLean, joiner, Ardrossan. He joined the forces on 21st February last year, and left for the front in August last. Private McLean was at one time engaged at Saltcoats station (G. and S.W. Rly.) and later acted as clerk at Rothesay, Largs and Troon. At the latter station he was booking clerk for nine years prior to enlisting. He was well known locally as well as at Troon, and sympathy is extended to the family in their bereavement. Our Troon correspondent writes: “Johnny” McLean, as he was familiarly termed by those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, was transferred to Troon passenger station in 1907, where for a time he was engaged as parcels clerk, but latterly was promoted to the booking office. In both capacities he was a faithful and diligent worker, and he was a most popular member of the staff. He was held in the highest esteem by the travelling public, his winning manner, his obliging demeanour, and his cheerful good nature endearing him to all in a very special degree

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:54 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - George Arthur Stevenson Reply with quote

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Name: STEVENSON
First names: George Arthur
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
Unit: 2nd Bn
Age: 25
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Additional information: Son of the late William Stevenson(Royal Naval Reserve) and Mary Stevenson
Grave reference: II. B. 34
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EAST CEMETERY

Aberdeen Journal 20 May 1915
"Inverness Officer;s Death

Second-Lieutenant George Arthur Stevenson, 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment, who has died of his wounds in the Base Hospital at Boulogne, was the son of the late Mr Stevenson, Collector of Customs and Excise, Inverness, and his mother is now resident in England. He was a promising young man, and his death is much regretted in Inverness"

The Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough on 15 December 1914 has an obituary for George's father William which details his career in H M Customs and Excise and shows that from 1897 to 1902 William was the Collector for H M Customs in Ardrossan

George is also on the Ardrossan Academy memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject: William Radcliffe update of info Reply with quote

William Radcliffe Pte S/9658 1st Gordon Highlanders b St Anrews, Fife e Aberdeen Age 31 Died of Wounds Home 23/09/1917 Son of John & Sarah (nee Gwyther) Radcliffe: 1901 Census: Coast Guard Station. Son-in-law of Mr & Mrs Begg, 17 Skene Square, Aberdeen. City Roll of Honour: 77 College St; Husband of Annie (nee Begg) Radcliffe, 24 Hill St; Aberdeen. Funeral from the house, 33 Spa St; Aberdeen. Died in Military Hospital, Southampton. Brothers Walter & James also died. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Annie. Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery U. K. Aberdeen (Allenvale) T.159 ADJ 28-09-17 1/1 EE 28-09-17 Page 2 RoH Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 12-10-17 Ardrossan & City
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