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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Thomas Maxwell Reply with quote

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Name: MAXWELL
Initial: T
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit: 2nd Foreway Coy.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 24/10/1918
Service No: 216080
Additional Information: Son of James and Helen McNeil Maxwell; husband of Catherine Maxwell, of 6, Springside Square, Springside, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Born at Irvine, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 28
Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE

Kilmarnock Standard 9 November 1918
"SPRINGSIDE SOLDIER'S DEATH
LANCE-CORPORAL MAXWELL, ROYAL ENGINEERS
Mrs Maxwell, The Square, Springside, has received notice that her husband, Lance-Corporal Thomas Maxwell has died in France from pneumonia. Lance-Corporal Maxwell enlisted in 1915, and had been in France for over two years. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a mason with the C. and S.W. Railway Company"

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:25 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Thomas Miller Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 15 June 1917
Dreghorn Soldier Missing - Private Thomas Miller, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Flying Corps Section, second youngest son of Mr and Mrs John Miller, Greenwood, Dreghorn is reported missing in Egypt since 18th April last. He was an apprentice engineer with Messrs A Kenneth and Sons and enlisted shortly after war was declared. He has two other brothers serving"

Kilmarnock Standard January 26th, 1918 page 5

"PRIVATE THOMAS MILLER, R.S.F.
Mr John Miller, Greenwood, Dreghorn, has been informed that his son, Private Thomas Miller, R.S.F., who was posted missing on 19th Sept. last, is now presumed to have been killed. Deceased had been in Egypt for over two years, and had seen a great deal of hard fighting. Prior to enlisting he was employed as an apprentice engineer with Messrs Kenneth. Other two brothers are serving with the colours"

CWGC information

Name: MILLAR
First Names: Thomas Arnott
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: "A"Coy. 1st/4th Bn
Age: 20
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Service No: 200973
Additional Information: Son of Mr and Mrs John Millar, of Greenwood, Dreghorn, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial reference: XXXI. C. 3
Cemetery:GAZA WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:42 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Robert Mitchell Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 22 October 1915
"Dreghorn Soldier Killed - Official notice was recieved last week by Mr and Mrs Robert Mitchell, New Moor Cottage, by Irvine, that their second son, Private Robert Mitchell, C Coy., 9th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, had been killed in action on 7th October, and was buried in the Railway Cemetery, near Hill 60 at Yypres, his grave being marked with a cross. He enlisted on 17th December last, and went with his regiment to France on 7th July. He was a stretcher-bearer, and along with three other stretcher-bearers was sheltering in their dug-out when a shell burst through, killing him instantaneously and wounding the other three. A letter from a comrade stated that Robert was proud that he was able to do something for the wounded, and that their platoon had suffered very severely. Previous to joining the colours he was engaged in agricultural work, and his father was for eighteen years ploughman with Mr Howie at Towerlands Farm. His elder brother, John, who was employed on the railway at Dreghorn as a surfaceman, enlisted in the Royal Engineers and got wounded in the eye about three months ago. He has now returned to France and is employed in the stores department at the base."

The Kilmarnock Standard on 16 October 1915 had an almost identical article to the Irvine Herald article under the heading "DREGHORN SOLDIER KILLED". It has the additional information that "He was only 18 years of age"

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Name: MITCHELL
Initial: R
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 07/10/1915
Service No: S/8740
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. G. 3
Cemetery: LARCHWOOD(RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - James Muir Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 22 October 1916
"Dreghorn Soldier Killed - Word came here on Saturday that Private James Muir, London Scottish, had been killed in France last week. He was the second son of the late Mr James Muir, Post Office, Dreghorn, and served his apprenticeship to the grocery business with Mr Templeton, Dreghorn. He then served in the Co-operative Store here, and afterwards in Motherwell; thence he went to his brother-in-law in London and started business in the Scotch drapery line. He joined the London Scottish, and after training was sent to France, less than a month ago. He was scarcely a fortnight in the trenches when killed. He was of fine physique, and was a great favourite with all who knew him. A younger brother, Charles, was wounded and invalided home, but is again recovered and on notice for service at once. Another brother, Alexander, is in the Motor Transport service, and another brother, Robert, postman at Luss, is called up."

Newspaper article 20 October 1916
"DREGHORN
PRIVATE JAMES MUIR, LONDON SCOTTISH
(Killed)
On Saturday last Mrs Muir, postmistress of Dreghorn, received intimation through a friend of her son at the front that her son, Private James Muir, London Scottish, has been killed in action. Private Muir was a native of Dreghorn, and was well known in the Irvine, Dreghorn and Fergushill districts. As a lad he served his apprenticeship as a grocer with Mr Templeton, of Dreghorn, and afterwards was a salesman in Dreghorn Co-operative Store, and before joining the army under the Derby scheme was for a short time in business on his own account as a draper in London. He was 34 years of age. Pte. Muir was a son of the late Mr James Muir, of Dreghorn, who was for many years General Secretary of the United Enginekeepers' Mutual Protective Association of Scotland. Mr Muir was the first General Secretary of that important trades union, and took a very prominent part in helping it through its initial struggles for existence, and in buildng it up and widening the scope of influence during its subsequent career. He held office as its General Secretary until his last illness laid him low. Two of Private Muir's brothers are at present in the army. One is now in hospital recovering from serious wounds"

Dreghorn Cemetery
James is commemorated on the Muir family gravestone in Dreghorn cemetery
"Also their son James who was killed in action in France 7th Oct. 1916 aged 34 years"

CWGC Information

Name : MUIR
First Name: James
Rank: Private
Regirment: London Regiment(London Scottish)
Unit: 1st/14th Bn.
Date of Death: 07/10/1916
Service No: 7103
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C
Cemetery: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Private John Haddow Muir Reply with quote

Kilmarnock Standard April 27th, 1918 page 5
"DREGHORN LAD KILLED
PRIVATE JOHN HADDOW, MACHINE GUN CORPS
Mr and Mrs Robert Muir, Main Street, Dreghorn, have received official intimation that their son, Privaye John Haddow, Machine Gun Corps, died of wounds in France on 19th inst. Private Haddow enlisted in April, 1917, and was drafted to France only about a month ago. He was formerly employed with Messrs Kenneth & Son, Dreghorn. Deceased was 19 years of age."

CWGC information

Name: MUIR
First Names: John Haddow
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
Unit: 25th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 19/04/1918
Service No: 131548
Additonal Information: Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Muir, of Dundonald Road, Dreghorn, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial reference: XI. B. 4
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Private John Muir Reply with quote

Irvine Herald
" Dreghorn Soldiers Killed, Wounded and Missing - Official notice was received on Monday that Private John Muir, 14th R.S.F. had died from wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. Private Muir was the eldest son of Mr James Muir, foreman baker in the Co-operative Society, and prior to enlisting in September last was employed as a journeyman baker with the Dreghorn Co-operative Society Ltd. He was 24 years of age, unmarried, and was a steady, intelligent young man"

Kilmarnock Standard 31 July 1915
"DREGHORN

Official notice was received by Mr James Muir, foreman baker to the Co-operative Society, on Monday, that his son, John Muir, had died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. Private John Muir, prior to the outbreak of war, was employed as a baker with the Dreghorn Co-operative Society Ltd. He joined the 1/4th Royal Scots Fusiliers in September last, and was 24 years of age, unmarried and resided with his parents. He was a quiet, steady, intelligent young man, and much sympathy is felt for his parents in their sore bereavement. He has a younger brother serving with the R.F.A., who was a member of the Irvine Company before war was declared. This makes the sixth soldier from Dreghorn reported killed, out of over 210 who enlisted.
News was received on Wednesday of this week by Mrs John Calderwood, jun., Main Street, Dreghorn, that her husband, Private John Calderwood of the R.S.F., had died from wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. He was wounded in the neck on 12th July, and was taken on board ship, but died on 22nd inst. This makes the seventh fatality reported from Dreghorn district. Information has been also received that Private Charles Muir, R.S.F., Private James Kerr, Station Row, and Private Buchan Littlejohn, Springside, have been wounded. Private H Bell, R.S.F., Dreghorn, has also been reported missing for some time."

CWGC information

Name: MUIR
First name: John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/07/1915
Service No: 8311
Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 72 to 75
Cemetery: HELLES MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Private Joseph Orr Reply with quote

Kilmarnock Standard 12 June 1915
DREGHORN MEN KILLED
PRIVATE JOSEPH ORR, GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Official intimation has been received that Private Joseph Orr (s/7300), 2nd Gordon Highlanders, grenade section, was killed while on active service in France on May 16th last. Deceased was the youngest son of the late Mr John Orr and Mrs Orr, Bankhead, Springside, and was 24 years of age. He enlisted on 16th November in the Gordon Highlanders and underwent his training at Aberdeen, where he proved to be one of the best marksmen in the army. He was sent to France in March and was engaged as a sharp-shooter, then as a scout. He wrote home weekly to his widowed mother, and his letters were always cheery and bright. News was received some time ago from a comrade that he had been wounded, but the official intimation proves that the wound was fatal. Deceased was highly respected by his companions, and before enlisting was employed as a miner in Craig Colliery.

CWGC Information

Name: ORR
First Name: Joseph Smith
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit: 2nd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Service No: S/7300
Additional Information: Son of Janet Orr, of Union Cottage, Springside, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and the late John Orr
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 39 to 41
Cemetery: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Private Thomas Pirrie Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 13 August 1915
"DREGHORN
Soldiers wounded and missing - ... also Private Thomas Pirrie, R.S.F., Six Rows, Springside, is reported wounded and in hospital...."

Irvine Herald 10 September 1915
"DREGHORN
Died of wounds - Information has been received here this week that Private Thomas Pirrie, of the R.S.F., who was wounded at the Dardanelles in July last, has died of wounds in hospital at Cairo. He was 19 years of age, and previous to enlisting was employed as a miner. He resided with his parents, Mr and Mrs James Pirrie, at Warwickhill Rows, Dreghorn, who came to this parish some time ago from Fergushill district, Kilwinning"

Irvine Herald 1 October 1915

"Dreghorn Soldier dies of Wounds - Official intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs James Pirrie, Warwickhill Rows, Springside, Dreghorn, that their second son, Private Thomas Pirrie, 1-4th R.S.F., died in an hospital ship on 13th July from wounds sustained in the previous day in the fighting at the Dardanelles. Deceased enlisted in November last and left with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces in May. He was a miner by occupation, and was formerly employed at Shewalton Pit. He was in his 22nd year of his age. Private Pirrie was well-knonw in football circles, having played with the Montgreenan Bells. Of a studious nature, he was possessed of more than average intelligence, and was highly respected by all who knew him for his modest and genial disposition. His eldest brother, Private James Pirrie, is with the 11th Divisional Brigade at the Marine Gardens, Portobello, and a younger brother, Private Donald Pirrie, who joined the 2nd H.S. F. in September last, has been in France since the beginning of February"

The Kilmarnock Standard 25 September 1915 under the heading "DREGHORN SOLDIERS DEATH" has an identical article to the one in the Irvine Herald on 1 October 1915

CWGC information

Name: PIRRIE
Initial: T
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/07/1915
Service No: 6455
Grave/Memorial Reference: Special Memorial A.14
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Thomas Rigg Reply with quote

Irvine Herald Friday, February 21, 1919
"DREGHORN
Died of Wounds - Mr and Mrs Thos Rigg, Townfoot, Dreghorn, have received intimation that their eldest son Pte. Thomas Rigg, M.T.A.S.C., who was reported wounded by shell-fire and missing on the 25th day of April, 1918, near a village called Westroutre, was taken to a French Dressing Station and is now presumed to have died of his wounds there on that day. Pte. Rigg joined the Colours on 29th October 1915. Before enlisting he was employed as a chauffeur with Mr James Smith, Craigdoon, Doonfoot, Ayr. Mr and Mrs Rigg received a letter from the officer of the 70th Ammunition Column saying:- "May I add how deeply I sympathise with you in this heavy blow, and especially with its added burden of uncertainty, and say how much we all feel the loss of an extremely able man, who was ever ready and willing to do anything that was required of him""

Kilmarnock Standard 15 February 1919
"DREGHORN SOLDIER'S DEATH
PTE. THOS. RIGG, M.T.A.S.C.
same article as that in the Irvine Herald above"


CWGC Information

Name: RIGG
Initials: T
Rank: Private
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Unit: "P" Siege Park attd. XV Corps Heavy Artillery
Date of Death: 25/04/1918
Service No: M2/136125
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. B. 25
Cemetery: KLEIN-VERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Patrick Ritchie Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 18 May 1915
"DREGHORN
...Corpl. Patsie Ritchie, son of Mr and Mrs John Ritchie, Main Street,... are reported wounded"

Irvine Herald 22 June 1917
"DREGHORN
Dreghorn Soldiers Killed - News was received here on Monday that Corpl. Patsie Ritchie of the R.S.F., son of Mr and Mrs John Ritchie, Main Street, Dreghorn, who was wounded a few weeks ago with the Egyptian Forces, had died of his injuries. He enlisted over two years ago prior to which he was empoyed in Messrs A Kenneth & Sons Colliery office. A pathetic circumstance in connection with the sad news was that his father, who had been ill for a long time, died the same day"

Kilmarnock Standard 23 June 1917
There is an almost identical article to that in the Irvine Herald above but it contains some additional information about Patrick's father as follows "The father was for a long number of years employed as a blacksmith with Messrs A Kenneth & Sons first at Kilwinning, then at their Montgomeryfield colliery."

Kilmarnock Standard 30 June 1917
DREGHORN SOLDIER'S DEATH
CORPORAL P. RITCHIE, R.S.F.
Above is a portrait of Corporal Patsie Ritchie, R.S.F., who as reported in our last issue, died of wounds sustained on service with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Before enlisting, two years ago, Corporal Ritchie was employed as a clerk in Messrs A Kenneth & Sons colliery office"

CWGC information

Name: RITCHIE
First name: Patrick
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 11/06/1917
Service No: 200804
Grave/Memorial reference: F. 260
Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - John D Rollo Reply with quote

Irvine Herald 2 March 1917
"DREGHORN
Soldier Killed - News has been received this week that John Rollo, son of Mr and Mrs Wm. Rollo, Roziel Cottage, Dreghorn has died of wounds in France. He was about 24 years of age, and served his aprenticeship to the joiner trade with Messrs Wilson, Dreghorn. He enlisted a few months after war broke out in the Naval Division and was at the Dardanelles. He had been sent to France some time ago and been through several engagements. He was a well-known football player, and before enlisting was a member of Kilmarnock team. Much sympathy is felt for the parents as he was their only surviving son."

Kilmarnock Standard 3 March 1917
"DREGHORN SOLDIER KILLED
Official notice has been received this week by Mr and Mrs Wm. Rollo, Roziel Cottage, Dreghorn, that their son John Rollo had died of wounds somewhere in France. He enlisted about 2 months after war was declared, joining the Naval Division, and after training was sent to the Dardanelles. Thence, he had been returned to France and had been through several engagements there. He was about 24 years of age and served his apprenticeship to the joinery trade with Mr Wilson, Dreghorn. He was a well known footballer having been a member of Kilmarnock team before enlisting. He was an only surviving son, and much sympathy is felt for his parents."

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Name: ROLLO
First Name: John Dalziel
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit: Nelson Bn. R.N. Div
Age: 24
Date of Death: 14/02/1917
Service No: CZ/2462
Additional Information: Son of William and Agnes Rollo, of Dreghorn, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial reference: I. D. 33
Cemetery: VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Hugh Samson Reply with quote

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Name: SAMSON
First name: Hugh
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1st Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 02/09/1918
Service No: 52331
Additional information: Son of Robert Samson, of 28, Langland St., Kilmarnock
Grave/Memorial reference: III. E. 28
Cemetery: QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Robert Smith Reply with quote

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Name: SMITH
First Name: Robert
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 2nd Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 15/12/1917
Additional Information: Son of John Smith, of Bankhead, Springside, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 60 to 61
Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Kilmarnock Standard 29 December 1917

"DREGHORN OFFICER KILLED
SECOND-LIEUTENANT ROBERT SMITH, R.S.F.
Information has been recieved that Second-Lieutenant Robert Smith, R.S.F., youngest son of Mr John Smith, joiner, Springside, was killed in action in France on 15th inst. He enlisted in August, 1916, and was drafted to France in August of this year. The deceased officer was only 20 years of age. He was educated at Irvine Academy, and intended qualifying for the medical profession. He was a young man of excellent parts and much promise. His parents have received several letters from his Captain and other officers expressing their warm appreciation of his worth and their sincere regret at his death"

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:09 pm    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - Thomas Spence Reply with quote

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Name: SPENCE
First Name: Thomas
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots
Unit: 11th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 15/10/1918
Service No: 52569
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Sarah Rankin Spence, of 64, Kirklands Rows, Springside, Kilmarnock
Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Kilmarnock Standard 2 November 1918
"SPRINGSIDE SOLDIER KILLED
PRIVATE THOMAS SPENCE, ROYAL SCOTS
Mr and Mrs Thomas Spence, 64 Kirkland Rows, Springside, have received information that their youngest son, Private Thomas Spence, Royal Scots, had been killed in action in France on 14th October. Private Spence joined up in May of this year, and was home only six weeks ago. Before enlisting he was employed as a miner with J & R Howie, Springside"

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:45 am    Post subject: Dreghorn Memorial - John Tait Reply with quote

John is also on the Crosshouse Memorial

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Name: TAIT
First Name: John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps(Infantry)
Unit: 63rd Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 30/06/1918
Service No: 119206
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Bella Tait, of 5, South Hook Row, Crosshouse by Kilmarnock
Grave/Memorial reference: Plot 1 Row E Grave 22
Cemetery: ACHEUX BRITISH CEMETERY
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