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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Alexander Thomson Barrie Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 13 October 1916

Death of two Perceton soldiers - Mr Peter Barrie, Old Perceton, has received official notice that his second son, William Barrie, who was reporter missing on September 26 1915 is now believed to be dead. He was 26 years of age and enlisted in the R.S.F. on January 15th 1915. He was then employed with Mr Reid, Old Mains, Montgrennan. Notice has also been received that Alexander Barrie, third son of Peter Barrie, has died from malaria at Salonica on 28th September last. He was 20 years of age on 29th January last and enlisted in the R.S.F in January 1915. At the time he was employed by Mr Hair, Lochwood, Kilwinning.

CWGC information

Name: BARRY
First names: Alexander Thomson
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 8th Bn
Age: 20
Date of Death: 28/09/1916
Service No: 16598
Additional Information: Son of Peter and Agnes Barry, of Old Perceton, by Irvine, Ayrshire. Native of Dreghorn, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial Reference: A.80
Cemetery: SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:05 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - William Barrie Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 13 October 1916

Death of two Perceton soldiers - Mr Peter Barrie, Old Perceton, has received official notice that his second son, William Barrie, who was reporter missing on September 26 1915 is now believed to be dead. He was 26 years of age and enlisted in the R.S.F. on January 15th 1915. He was then employed with Mr Reid, Old Mains, Montgrennan. Notice has also been received that Alexander Barrie, third son of Peter Barrie, has died from malaria at Salonica on 28th September last. He was 20 years of age on 29th January last and enlisted in the R.S.F in January 1915. At the time he was employed by Mr Hair, Lochwood, Kilwinning.

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Name: BARRY
First names: William W
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 6th Bn
Age: 26
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Service No: 16744
Additional information: Son of Peter and Agnes Barry, of Old Perceton, Irvine, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 46 to 49
Cemetery: LOOS MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Robert Beattie Reply with quote

Prior to enlisting Robert was a Coalminer living with his parents Andrew and Francetta Beattie and his brother Andrew at 7 Springhill Row, Dreghorn. Robert was born in Kilmaurs and was 24 when he was killed in action

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Name: BEATTIE
First name: Robert
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch(Royal Highlanders)
Unit: 1st Bn
Awards: M M
Date of death: 13/07/1916
Service No: S/8344
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10A
Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The London Gazette
Publication date:16 February 1917 Supplement:29953Page:1759

His Majesty the KING has been graciously
pleased to approve of the award of the Military
Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned
Non-commissioned Officers and. Men,
since deceased, who have been -killed in action
or died of wounds or disease subsequent to the
date of the award of the Military Medal to
them by the Commander-in-Chief in the Field.

8344 Pte. R. Beattie, R. Highrs.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:14 pm    Post subject: Ayrshire Reply with quote

I remember seeing a plaque in Girdle Toll Church a few years back.
Possibly some casualties from Dreghorn listed here.
Will try to find out this week.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both for the information from the London Gazette and about the Girdle Toll Church
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:58 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Francis Bell Reply with quote

Irvine Herald - sorry date not recorded
"Soldiers Killed and Wounded - News came to hand last week proving that soldiers from this parish suffered severly in the recent fighting in France. Mr and Mrs Hugh Bell, who reside at Donaldson's Row, Townfoot, Dreghorn, have received notice that there son, Private Francis Burke or Bell, was shot through the left lung on May 4, and died of wounds on May 6th. He enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders on August 24th, 1909, as a twelve years man, and was with his regiment in India when war was declared. He came with the Indian Contingent to France in September, and got wounded in the leg on November 9th. He was back in the trenches as soon as possible with his knee bandaged. He was 25 years of age when killed"

Kilmarnock Standard 29 May 1915

"A GALLANT DREGHORN FAMILY
Some fine records have already been given of families in Ayrshire fighting for their country but few can surpass that of the family of Mr and Mrs Hugh Bell, of Donaldson’s Row, Townfoot, Dreghorn, who had four sons enlisted, and intimation has been received that one is killed and the other three have been wounded
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PRIVATE FRANCIS BURKE OR BELL
Francis Burke or Bell (older son of Mrs Bell by a former marriage) enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders on August 24th, 1909, for twelve years service - seven with the colours and five in the reserve. He was with his regiment in India, when war was declared in August last, and came with the Indian troops to France in September. He was wounded in the leg on November 9th and was back in the trenches again with his knees bandaged. He was shot through the left lung on May 4th, and died of wounds on May 6th. He was 25 years of age. His younger brother was accidentally killed before he enlisted through falling down the Craig pit.
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PRIVATE JAMES BELL
The second member of the family is Private James Bell, who was a twelve years man with the Seaforth Highlanders, and had served his seven years in the colours, and being in the reserve was called up when war was declared. He was in the famous retreat from Mons. He was wounded and back home at the New Year but returned to the front and now word has come that he has been wounded with shrapnel and is in hospital.
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PRIVATE JOHN BELL
The third member of the family is Private John Bell, who enlisted in the R.S.F. on September 1st, and after only a month’s training was sent to the front, where he has been since November last. Word has now been received that he has been severely wounded, his right eye being out and his fingers powerless. He is lying at Stockport Infirmary
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PRIVATE HUGH BELL
The fourth member of the family we mention is Private Hugh Bell, who is older than the others and is married. He enlisted on September 3rd in the R.S.F., along with a number of other young men from Dreghorn, and was sent to the front before the New Year. He was shot through the thigh with a bullet in February and was home till recovered. He is again away back to the front. He resided at McMurtrie’s Land, Dreghorn, and has a wife and one child. There is no photo of Private Hugh Bell procurable.
The father has not been able to follow his employment as a miner for a long time owing to an accident he received. Before enlisting, the sons were all employed as miners with Messrs A Kenneth & Sons"

Francis is the brother of Hugh Bell who is also on the memorial, Neither John or James are on the memorial and there is no trace of CWGC records for them so hopefully they survived

The CWGC information has his name as Bell, Burke

Name: Bell
First Name: Burke
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit: 1st Bn
Age: 25
Date of Death: 06/05/1915
Service No: 387
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Sabina Burke Bell, of Donaldson Row, Townfoot, Dreghorn, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 75
Cemetery: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Hugh Bell Reply with quote

Kilmarnock Standard 29 May 1915
"A GALLANT DREGHORN FAMILY

Some fine records have already been given of families in Ayrshire fighting for their country but few can surpass that of the family of Mr and Mrs Hugh Bell, of Donaldson’s Row, Townfoot, Dreghorn, who had four sons enlisted, and intimation has been received that one is killed and the other three have been wounded
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PRIVATE FRANCIS BURKE OR BELL
Francis Burke or Bell (older son of Mrs Bell by a former marriage) enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders on August 24th, 1909, for twelve years service - seven with the colours and five in the reserve. He was with his regiment in India, when war was declared in August last, and came with the Indian troops to France in September. He was wounded in the leg on November 9th and was back in the trenches again with his knees bandaged. He was shot through the left lung on May 4th, and died of wounds on May 6th. He was 25 years of age. His younger brother was accidentally killed before he enlisted through falling down the Craig pit.
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PRIVATE JAMES BELL
The second member of the family is Private James Bell, who was a twelve years man with the Seaforth Highlanders, and had served his seven years in the colours, and being in the reserve was called up when war was declared. He was in the famous retreat from Mons. He was wounded and back home at the New Year but returned to the front and now word has come that he has been wounded with shrapnel and is in hospital.
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PRIVATE JOHN BELL
The third member of the family is Private John Bell, who enlisted in the R.S.F. on September 1st, and after only a month’s training was sent to the front, where he has been since November last. Word has now been received that he has been severely wounded, his right eye being out and his fingers powerless. He is lying at Stockport Infirmary
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PRIVATE HUGH BELL
The fourth member of the family we mention is Private Hugh Bell, who is older than the others and is married. He enlisted on September 3rd in the R.S.F., along with a number of other young men from Dreghorn, and was sent to the front before the New Year. He was shot through the thigh with a bullet in February and was home till recovered. He is again away back to the front. He resided at McMurtrie’s Land, Dreghorn, and has a wife and one child. There is no photo of Private Hugh Bell procurable.
The father has not been able to follow his employment as a miner for a long time owing to an accident he received. Before enlisting, the sons were all employed as miners with Messrs A Kenneth & Sons"

Irvine Herald 25 June 1915
"DREGHORN
Three Dreghorn Soldiers Wounded - .....Pte. Hugh Bell, R.S.F., who was wounded formerly, being shot through the thigh, and was home till he recovered, was again back in the trenches, and has been wounded on the arm and hand, and is in hospital"

The same Irvine Herald article that reported the death of his brother Francis also had reference to Hugh who was then wounded
"Private Hugh Bell, a married son of of Mr and Mrs Bell, enlisted in the R.S.F. on September 3rd, 1914, and went to France with the first batch from Gourock. He was wounded by a shot through the thigh in February and was invalided home. He is again away back to the front"

Kilmarnock Standard 21 August 1915

"A DREGHORN MAN
LANCE-CORPORAL HUGH BELL, 2ND R.S.F.
Lance-Corporal Hugh Bell, 2nd Batt. Royal Scots Fusiliers, a native of Dreghorn, is reported by the War Office to be missing since an engagement on 16th June. Any information regarding him will be thankfully received by his wife, who is at present residing with her father, Mr Charles McCarroll, 43 Dean Street, Stewarton


The Irvine Herald of 26 May 1916 reported his death
"Reported Missing - Now Killed - Official notice has now been recieved that Hugh Bell, of the R.S.F., who has been missing in France for a year, is now reported killed. He enlisted immediately after the outbreak of war in 1914 and went to the front in a short time, where he was wounded and was sent back to this country till recovered. He was not long out till he was reported missing, and now his death is confiremd. He was employed as a miner with Messrs A Kenneth and Sons, and had two brothers wounded and a step-brother killed in action sicne the war broke out. He resided in Dreghorn, but his wife and two children have been staying with her father (Mr Chas McKerrell, Stewarton) for some time"

Hugh is the brother of Francis who is also on the Memorial. Neither James or John are on the Memorial and there is no trace of CWGC records for them so hopefully they survived.

CWGC information

Name: BELL
First name: Hugh
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 2nd Bn
Age: 27
Date of Death: 16/06/1915
Service No: 12742
Additional Information: Son of Hugh Bell, of Dreghorn, Ayrshire, husband of Elizabeth Bell, of 2, Pansy Row, Netherburn, Lanarkshire
Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 12 and 13
Cemetery: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Robert Bell Reply with quote

The Irvine Herald 3 September 1915
"Fatal accident to a Gunner - News has been received here that Gunner Robert Bell(422) 1/1 Ayrshire R.F.A., has died at Port Said, Egypt, on 21st August last, from the effects of an accident. It seems his rifle had gone off accidentally, and the bullet penetrated his body, causing wounds which proved fatal two days after. He was the eldest son of Mrs William Bell, Townfoot, Dreghorn, and was in his 20th year. He joined the R.F.A. in Irvine in the spring of 1914, and was called up in August. He was a shoemaker, and served his apprenticeship with Dreghorn Co-operative Society, Ltd"

Newspaper article 10 September 1915 (sorry paper not recorded)
"AYRSHIRE CASUALTIES
GUNNER ROBERT BELL, DREGHORN
(DIED OF WOUNDS)
Mrs Bell, Townfoot, Dreghorn, has received official intimation that her son, Gunner Robert Bell, 1st Ayrshire (Irvine) Battery Royal Field Artillery (Terrotorials), has died of wounds caused by the accidental discharge of his rifle. Gunner Bell, it appears, had his gun standing loaded, and a companion, in passing, knocked it over, and while he was picking it up it went off, and the bullet passed through Gunner Bell's right loin joint, causing internal injuries from which he died in hospital eight days later. The gun, it was stated, should not have been loaded at the time, and no blame whatever is attached to the lad in whose hand it went off. Gunner Bell was only 20 years of age, unmarried, and resided with his mother, who has been a widow for seven years. He was her eldest son, and was well known and highly respected in the Dreghorn and Irvine districts. He was a shoemaker prior to the outbreak of war, was employed by Mr Weir, Irvine, and latterly by Irvine Co-operative Society. His father was the late Mr William Bell, oversman, Cottage Pit, near Dreghorn"

The Kilmarnock Standard of 4 September 1915 under a heading "GUNNER ACCIDENTALLY KILLED" had an almost identical article to that in the Irvine Herald of 3rd September

CWGC information

Name: BELL
First Name: Robert
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit: 1st Ayrshire Bty. 2nd Lowland Bde.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 21/08/1915
Service No: 460
Additional Information: Son of Mrs W Bell, of Townfoot, Dreghorn, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial Reference: K. 3
Cemetery: PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:28 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - George Bowie Reply with quote

The medal rolls index card for George shows that he was with the 9th Royal Scots as a Private then a Sarjeant and was then a 2nd Lieutenant with the 11th Royal Scots. He was killed in action on 12 October 1917 and the application for his medals was made by Andrew Bowie Esq, Cunningham Green Terrace, Dreghorn, Ayrshire

Kilmarnock Standard 27 October 1917
"DREGHORN OFFICER KILLED
LIEUT. GEORGE BOWIE, ROYAL SCOTS
Mr and Mrs Bowie, Main Street, Dreghorn, have received official intimation that their son, Lieut. George Bowie, of the Royal Scots, has been killed in action in France. Lieut. Bowie joined the colours in December 1914, and for two years saw some severe fighting in France. He came home in December last year to undergo training for a commission, which he received in June last. Lieut. Bowie went out to France again last August. He was in his 25th year. Before joining up he was employed as a clerk near Edinburgh, and was for some time in Messrs Kenneth’s office, Dreghorn."

CWGC information

Name: BOWIE
First Name: George
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Scots
Date of Death: 12/101/1917
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:34 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Thomas Bryden Reply with quote

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Name: BRYDEN
First Name: Thomas
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps(Infantry)
Unit: 30th Bn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 124330
Additional Information: Son of William and Mary Bryden, of Millbank, Dreghorn, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. A. 20
Cemetery: GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - John Calderwood Reply with quote

The Irvine and Fullarton Times of 31 July 1915 had the following article
"DREGHORN MAN KILLED
Mrs Calderwood, Main Street, Dreghorn, received on Wednesday a letter from a nurse on board an hospital ship stating that her husband, Private Calderwood, 5th Royal Scots Fusilliers(Territorials), had died on that vessel from wounds received at the Dardanelles. Private Calderwood was a native of Dreghorn and a member of an old Dreghorn family, his father and mother and his grandfather and grandmother all well known Dreghorn folks. He was 38 years of age and prior to September last, when he joined the R.S.F., he was a miner in Montgomeriefield Pit. Pte. Calderwood is survived by a widow and two sons"

The Irvine Herald(sorry no date) had the following reference to John in an article on "Dreghorn Soldiers Killed, Wounded and Missing ... On Wednesday morning, Mrs J Calderwood, Jnr, Main Street, Dreghorn, received information that her husband Private John Calderwood Jnr., of the R.S.F., had died from wounds received on 12th July. After being wounded he was taken on board ship, but succumbed on 22nd inst. He joined the R.S.F. shortly after the outbreak of the war. He leaves a widow and two sons .... This makes seven reported killed from Dreghorn district since war broke out, and a large number wounded. Upwards of 200 have enlisted from the parish"

Kilmarnock Standard 7 August 1915
"DEATH OF A DREGHORN MAN
PRIVATE JOHN CALDERWOOD, 1/5TH R.S.F.
As reported last week, Private John Calderwood, Dreghorn, of 1/5th R.S.F., died on 22nd July on board ship on his way back from the Dardanelles, where he was wounded on 12th July by shrapnel which pased through his throat and shoulder. He enlisted in September last and went with his company to the Dardanelles in May. He was employed as a brusher with Messrs A. Kenneth & Sons. He was of a cheery, kind-hearted nature, and his letters home were always bright and hopeful. He wrote his last note to his wife when on the homeward journey, and this and a note from the nurse who was attending him showed he had fought a brave battle with great fortitude. He leaves a widow and two sons"

CWGC information

Name: CALDERWOOD
First Name: John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 18/07/1915
Service No: 7642
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 72 to 75
Cemetery: HELLES MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Robert Caldwell Reply with quote

The record of "UK Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919" gives Robert's place of birth as Kilmarnock and his residence as Springside.

Kilmarnock Standard 22 September 1917
FARMER’S SON KILLED
PRIVATE ROBERT CALDWELL, R.S.F.
Above is a portrait of Private Robert Caldwell, of the Ayrshire Yeomanry, attached to the Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was killed in action in Egypt on the 30th August. Private Caldwell was the fourth son of Mr John Caldwell, J.P., Corsehill Farm, Springside, and a grandson of Mr James Caldwell, Gailes, Irvine. He enlisted in May 1916, and was drafted to the East in January last. A letter to his father from a Presbyterian chaplain states that in the early morning he had been sent out with a fatigue party to dig trenches, and was shot through the left breast, just above the heart. “Death”, says the writer, “must have been instantaneous, and I do not think it possible that he can have been conscious of any suffering. He was laid to rest the same afternoon in a little graveyard on a sand hill not far from where he fell, in the presence of the commanding and other officers and a representative party of the non commissioned officers and men. We all deeply regret his loss for he was one of the nicest lads and best soldiers in the battalion, always smiling and cheerful and ready to do his duty. It is sad to think of so many young fellows like him being called upon to lay down their lives in the flower of early manhood and to mingle untimely with the clods of the valley. But we have the consolation of knowing that they sacrificed themselves in the cause of righteousness and liberty and progress, and in so doing they have touched hands with the Christ Himself and become partakers in His spirit of self surrender for the good of men. And God will not forget them nor allow them to perish. May the Christian hope cheer your hearts, and may Christ fill them with the comfort of His peace”. Deceased was 24 years of age and a young man of fine promise. His elder brother, John, is in service with the Ayrshire Yeomanry, acting as a Staff Instructor at Dunbar.

CWGC information

Name: CALDWELL
Initial: R
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 12th(Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Bn
Date of Death: 30/08/1917
Service No: 296060
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXXI. A. 12
Cemetery: GAZA WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - George Donaldson Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 8 October 1915
"Dreghorn Soldier Killed - Mr Wm. Donaldson, flesher, Dreghorn, received a letter from Corpl. Ross in France this week informing him that his son, Private George Donaldson, 7th Cameron Highlanders, had been killed in action on September 25th last, and that he and some other soldiers assisted in burying him with military honours. Private Donaldson was the second son of Mr and Mrs W Donalson, and was little more than 17 years of age when he enlisted in the 7th Lochiel Camerons on January 5th last. He went trhough his training and was sent ot the front with his company on July 8th. He was educated at Dreghorn P School and Irvine Academy, and at the time of his enlistment was a student for the Civil Service at one of the Glasgow Colleges. He was a clever student and of a frank, obliging, loveable disposition. He was of fine physique, and although only a boy in years he was a man at heart, and felt it his duty to respond when his country was calling him. He gave every promise of being a brave soldier as well as a clever student, and was loved by all who knew him. Much sympathy is felt for his parents and brothers and sisters. An elder brother is also in the King's service in the Royal Navy Division and is now on active duty."

George's will dated 8th July 1915 is recorded on Scotlandspeople and in it he leaves his property and effects to his mother Janet Love Donaldson, Leggat Park House, Dreghorn, Ayrshire.

CWGC information

Name: DONALDSON
First Name: George
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Unit: 7th Bn
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/16797
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124
Cemetery: LOOS MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:20 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - James Dunlop Reply with quote

The Irvine Herald 25 August 1916 had the following article
" Dreghorn Soldier Missing - Mr and Mrs H Dunlop, Dundonald Road Cottages,Dreghorn received official notice this week that their son, Pte James Dunlop, of the Cameron Highlanders, has been reported missing since July 30th last. He is 19 years of age and enlisted nine months ago. Prior to joining the colours he was employed as a closet maker in Bourtreehill Fireclay Works. He was of splendid physique, and cheery disposition, and was a great favourite with all who knew him"

The Irvine Herald of 22 June 1917 in the DREGHORN section had the following
"Dreghorn Soldiers Killed - ... Mr and Mrs Hamilton Dunlop, Dreghorn have received official notice that their son Pte. James Dunlop, 5th Cameron Highlanders, who was reported missing on 30th July last year, was now presumed to have died on or since that date. He was 18 and a half years of age when he enlisted, and was employed as a fireclay worker with Bourtreehill Fireclay and Coal Coy. He was of a bright and happy disposition. A brother was called to the colours a short time ago."

Kilmarnock Standard 23 June 1917

DREGHORN SOLDIERS KILLED
PRIVATE JAMES DUNLOP, CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Mr and Mrs Hamilton Dunlop, Dundonald Road Cottages, Dreghorn, received official notice last week that their son, Private James Dunlop, Cameron Highlanders, who was posted as missing on 30th July, 1916, after the battle of Loos, is now assumed to have died on or since that date. He enlisted when 18 years of age on 23rd October , 1915, in the Cameron Highlanders, and was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps where he was sent to France in the spring of 1916. He was employed with the Bourtreehill Coal and Fireclay Coy., Dreghorn, as a fireclay worker, and was a …. young man with a cheery disposition, and was respected by all who knew him. His elder brother, who was also a fireclay worker with the same firm, enlisted in the R.F.A. some time ago.

The "Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919" record shows that James was born in Hanley, Staffs, resided in Dreghorn and enlisted in Ayr. It also says his Regiment was the Machine Gun Corps but previously 21159, Cameron Highlanders.

CWGC information

Name: DUNLOP
First name: James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps(Infantry)
Unit: 69th Coy
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Service No: 10506
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 5C and 12C
Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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