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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:34 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Tom Wallace Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: WALLACE
Initial: T
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit: 5th Bn
Date of Death: 07/04/1916
Service no: 7849
Grave reference: J 65
Cemetery: CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald database has an entry for Thomas on 21 April 1916 showing he was the son of T, of Australia late of Ardrossan

The 1901 Scottish census has an entry for a Wallace family at Holmenkollen Private House, South Beach Raod, West Kilbride, Old Ardrossan - father Thomas, widower; son Thomas age 13; daughters Margaret and Mary Milligan. The family were all born in Ardrossan

The record of soldiers effects shows Thomas' war gratuity paid to his sister Margaret at his fathers request.

Tom is also on the Ardrossan Academy memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:01 am    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - George A Adamson Reply with quote

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Name: ADAMSON, GEORGE ADDIS Initials: G A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Second Lieutenant Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers Unit Text: 6th Bn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Additional information: Son of the Rev. Robert M. Adamson, M.A., and Robina S. T. Adamson, of St. John's Manse, Ardrossan, Ayrshire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68. Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

From "Edinburgh University" Roll of Honour:
ADAMSON, GEORGE ADDIS (b. 1898).

Ardrossan Academy ; Dux; First XV. and XI. Cadet Corps 1909-12. Student
of Arts, 1916-17. O.T.C. Infantry, July to Dec. 1916, Cadet; Officer Cadet Dec.
1916. 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Lieut. Jan. 1917. France. Fell in
action at Passchendaele on I2th October 1917. PI. II.


Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 26 October 1917


Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 2 November 1917


George is the brother of Robert T Adamson who is also on the Memorial. Both brothers are on the Ardrossan Academy memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: James Radcliffe Reply with quote

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Name: James Radcliffe
Birth Place: Dunnottar, Kincardineshire
Death Date: 23 Aug 1917
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Battalion: 9th (Service) Battalion
Regimental Number: S/4474
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

James Radcliffe
Birth: 11 Oct 1892 - Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Death: 23 Aug 1917 - Belgium
Marriage: 3 May 1916 - Ardrossan, Ayr (Ayrshire), Scotland
Spouse: Agnes Redmond
Father: John Radcliffe
Mother: Sarah Gwyther


The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald War database has an entry for James on 21/09/1917 showing location "Ardrossan" and parents "of Harbour Pl, son of Mr J, Coastguard". His brother William's service record shows James as his brother killed in action and his address as "Old Dock Gates, Ardrossan"


Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 21 September 1917

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:50 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - James Muir Reply with quote

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Name: MUIR
Initial: J
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit: 27th Bn
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Service no: 71975
Grave reference: III. I. C
Cemetery: COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 14 September 1917

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:38 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - James Hamilton Reply with quote

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Name: HAMILTON
First name: James
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit: 1st Bn 3rd
Age: 34
Date of Death: 24/09/1916
Service no: 23/160
Additional information: Son of William and Louisa Hamilton, of St Quivox, Whiting Bay, Arran, Scotland
Grave reference: XI. A. 15
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

The 1891 census shows the family living in Ardrossan and William running a grocers shop at 127 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan. In 1911 William and Louisa and their daughter Louisa (aged 18 born Ardrossan) were living in Whiting Bay

James is on the Whiting Bay and Arran memorials
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Alexander Muir Reply with quote

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Name: MUIR
First name: Alexander
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Unit: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service no: S/13653
Memorial reference: Panel 119 to 124
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows Alexander was born in and resided in Ardrossan and enlisted in Glasgow

Alexander's service record shows his age as 22 years 251 days when he enlisted on 14 September 1914. Next of kin was his mother Jane Ann living at 23 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan. He is described as 58 tall, 114 lbs, Fresh complexion, grey eyes and light brown hair
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:23 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - John McDowall Reply with quote

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Name: McDOWALL
Initial: J
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: South African Infantry
Unit: 4th Regt (Inf.)
Date of Death: 11/04/1918
Service no: 10734
Memorial refrence: Panel 15 - 16 and 16A
Memorial: YPRES(MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 3 May 1918




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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Thomas Young Irvine Reply with quote

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Name: IRWIN
First names: Thomas Young
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Bn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26/09/1917
Service no: 32507
Additional information: Only son of Mrs Jane Irwin, of 1, Wellpark Rd, Saltcoats, Ayrshire
Memorial reference: Panel 60 to 61
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows Thomas was born in Ardrossan and lived in Saltcoats.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:00 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Duncan McLachlan Reply with quote

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Name: McLACHLAN
First name: Duncan Campbell
Rank: Skipper
Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit: H.M. Trawler "Othello II"
Age: 37
Date of death: 31/10/1915
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Agnes McLachlan, of Kinning Park, Glasgow; husband of Ruth McLachlan, of 4, Middleton Street, St. Thomas, Swansea
Memorial reference: Panel 8
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 22 November 1915
"DEATHS
IN SERVICE
McLACHLAN
- At sea, during mine-sweeping operations, on October 31st., Captain Duncan McLachlan, R.N.R., Othello II, son of Mrs McLachlan, Princes Street, Ardrossan, age 37 years"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:49 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - William H Wallace Reply with quote

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Name: WALLACE
Fist names: William Henry
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: Royal Irish Fusiliers
Unit: 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Service no: 5088
Grave reference: I.R. 24
Cemetery: SPOILBANK CEMETERY

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 21 May 1915
"STEVENSTON MAN KILLED

Mrs Wm H Wallace, New Street, Steventson, has received news that her husband was killed in action on 9th May. Private Wallace came from Ireland to Stevenston four years ago"

The record of soldiers died in the Great War shows William was born in Dromore, Co Down and enlisted in Ballykinlar, Co Down

The "find a Grave" index on ancestry shows William was born on 10 Oct 1887
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - Charles Smith Reply with quote

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 11 February 1916

"Private Charles Smith, C Company, 6th R.S.F., son-in-law of Mrs Burns, 2 Kilmahew Street, Ardrossan, has been reported missing since 26th September 1915. Private Smith was formerly employed at Ardrossan Harbour. Mrs Burns will be glad to receive information regarding Private Smith"

Found Mrs Burns on the 1911 census at 3 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan and her granddaughter Mary Smith was living with her, aged 5. Mary's birth record shows her parents as Charles Smith and Elizabeth Burns married 7th January 1906 in Glasgow. The marriage record shows Charles, aged 25 and Elizabeth, aged 20, married at St Francis Church, Glasgow. Elizabeth is on the 1911 census at 5 Harbour Street, Ardrossan but cannot at the moment find Charles. There are various Charles Smith in the R S F. two of whom died on 26 September 1915. The most likely one to be the Charles on the memorial is service number 16125, 6th Bn, but shown as a L/CPL and living in Dysart. There is an article in the Edinburgh Evening News on 12 November 1915 saying he was wounded and missing since 25th Septebmer and wife resided at Shore Road, Dysart.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:48 pm    Post subject: Ardrossan Memorial - John Taylor Reply with quote

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Name: TAYLOR
Initial: J
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 21/08/1918
Service no: 43463
Grave reference: A. 29
Cemetery: RAILWAY CUTTING CEMETERY, COURCELLES-LE-COMTE

John's will shows he left "everything I own" to his sister Miss C.H. Taylor, 4 Vernon Terrace, Ardrossan, Ayrshire
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Name: BECKETT, JAMES RONALD
Initials: JR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 17th Bn, "A" Coy
Date of Death: 4/7/1916
Age: 31
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Margaret Russell Beckett. Born at Ardrossan, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: I A 30
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery.

Also named on Kelvinside Academy and Royal Troon Golf Club War Memorials.
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