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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject: Stranraer Parish Church Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref 57001

Location in Stranraer Town Kirk at OS Map Ref NX 064 606.

This memorial is for members of the Stranraer Parish Church which merged with St Andrew's Kirk to become Stranraer Town Kirk. The memorial was moved to its current location in 2005.

This is the Town Kirk (current location)



and this is the former Parish Church (original location)





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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I note that one name was a late addition:

Name: KELLY
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 11/01/1919
Service No: R/384059
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. 11. 11.
Cemetery: CARLOW (ST. MARY'S) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GALLOWAY, W
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 30/12/1915
Service Number: 7408
Grave Reference: II B 15
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery

Note: Also named on Stranraer Civic War Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (27/1/1916) reproduced 21/1/2016:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GIBB, ADAM
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 30/12/1915
Age: 21
Service Number: 6714
Additional Information: Son of the late David Gibb
Grave Reference: II B 17
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery

Note: Also named on Stranraer Civic War Memorial.

Wigtownshire Free Press (27/1/1916) reproduced 21/1/2016:



and his brother:

Name: GIBB, D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40031
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Bn
Date of Death: 16/9/1916
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of David Gibb, of Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: II A 18
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt.

Wigtownshire Free Press (12/10/1916):



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BOE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 1916
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, AIF. Ist Light TM Battery
Date of Death: 20/7/1916
Age: 29
Additional Information: Son of John and Elizabeth McColm Boe, of 15, Clenoch St., Stranraer, Scotland.
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (August 1916):



Also named on the Stranraer Burgh War Memorial
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Boe has a particularly detailed entry on the AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=25997
including:
Parents: John and Elizabeth McColm BOE, 15 Clenoch Street, Stranraer, Scotland
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 4th Bn at Gallipoli, 17 June 1915.
Wounded in action, 6-9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left hand); admitted to HT 'Caledonia', 7 August 1915, and transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Helipolis, 10 August 1915; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 10 August 1915; to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 15 August 1915; to Base Details, Zeitoun, 24 August 1915; embarked Alexandria, 18 October 1915; rejoined 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 3 November 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 21 April 1916.
Transferred to 1st Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 19 April 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Personal belongings returned to next of kin included two chests, one containing approximately 90 tools, the other containing miscellaneous items, including six books on plumbing and a book of Burns' poems.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KIRKWOOD, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21339
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 11th Bn
Date of Death: 25/9/1915
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Jean Kirkwood, of Main St., Symington, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 108 to 112
Memorial: Loos Memorial

SNWM states he was born at Girvan and was attached to the HLI, formerly GS/3676 R. R. of Cav.

Wigtownshire Free Press (21/9/1916):



Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial and Girvan War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herbert S Anderson
James Boe
James Bradford
Roland Caldwell
John Caughie
Robert Collins
Alexander Fleming
William Fraser
William Galloway
Adam Gibb
David Gibb
Adam Holmes
David Johnston
James Kelly
John Kerr
Hugh Kirkwood
John Laidlaw
Alexander Lock
John Lowrie
Jack Marshall
Andrew Murdoch
Robert McKenzie
David McKie
James McKie
John McKillops
William McKillops
James McWhinnie
David Kelly
David Blain McWhirter
William James McWhirter
William Monteith
Robert Nish
Robert William Ormiston
Uri JB Ormiston
William Paterson
William Patrick
John Pirrie
James Richardson
Joseph Robinson
John Ross
Thomas Russell
Andrew Smillie
Alexander Thompson
John Wyllie

1939 - 1945

John Arnot
James Coupethwaite
Thomas Edmunds
Robert S Ferguson
A Douglas Gray
Gordon Harper
David W Kennedy
Alexander C Lock
John A Muir
John A McCloy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was intrigued by the WW2 name Coupenthwaite and it turned up a very sad co-incidence.

COUPETHWAITE, JAMES
Rank: Carpenter
Date of Death: 18/05/1940
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy)
H.M.S. Princess Victoria
Memorial: LIVERPOOL NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William and Margaret Coupethwaite; husband of Agnes Morton Coupethwaite, of Ayr.

From Wikipedia
MV Princess Victoria was one of the earliest roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ferries. Built in 1947, she operated from Stranraer to Larne. During a severe European windstorm on 31 January 1953, she sank in the North Channel with the loss of 133 lives.
Princess Victoria was built in 1947 by William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton. She was the first purpose-built ferry of her kind to operate in British coastal waters and the fourth ship to bear the name, her 1939 predecessor having been sunk during World War II in the Humber Estuary by a German mine. Although being innovative in her loading methods, the vessel looked externally similar to her namesake.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCWHIRTER, WILLIAM JAMES
Initials: WJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Bn
Age: 31
Date of Death: 20th May 1917
Service Number: 41398
Additional information: Son of John and Agnes McWhirter, of 1, Birnam Place, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: III. E. 18
Cemetery: Croisilles British Cemetery

Name: MCWHIRTER, DAVID BLAIN
Initials: DB
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 10th Bn
Date of Death: 28/4/1917
Service Number: 183699
Memorial: Vimy Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (31/5/1917): Mr John McWhirter, Birnam Place, has been officially informed that his son, Private D B McL McWhirter, Canadian Expeditionary Force, was killed in action in France on 27th April. Private McWhirter served his time to the grocery trade with Mr J Montgomery, Hanover Street, but before emigrating to Canada three years ago, was in a situation in Sheffield. Deceased enlisted shortly after the outbreak of hostilities, and had been in France for about a year. His brother, Private Angus McWhirter, was wounded in the same engagement.

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial and on the family gravestone in Sheuchan Cemetery.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BRADFORD, JAMES DALLY
Initials: JD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16234
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 26/9/1915
Age: 35
Additional Information: Husband of Sarah McCartney, of 26, Hanover Square, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 46 to 49
Memorial: Loos Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (5/10/1916):




Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ROBINSON, JOSEPH
Initails: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11976
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 27/9/1915
Age: 23
Additional Information: Brother of Charles Robinson, of 37, Lochryan St., Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 8 and 9
Memorial: Loos Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (5/10/1916):



Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial


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Name: NISH, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th/7th Bn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 23rd August 1917
Service Number: 14090
Additional information: Son of John and Sarah Nish, of Hanover Square, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: XVIII. B. 11
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (13 September 1917) carried a photograph of Private Nish and reported: Mrs Nish, Hanover Square, has received official intimation that her youngest son, Priate Robert Nish, RSF, died of wounds received in action on August 25th. Private Nish enlisted when the war broke out, and was drafted to Salonica, where he contracted dysentry, and was invalided home. After recovering, he was sent to France. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a grocer with Mr H McDowall, Stranraer.

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial and on the family gravestone in Sheuchan Cemetery
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Name: ORMISTON, URI
Initials: UJB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Bn
Date of Death: 23rd November 1917
Service Number: 302957
Panel Reference: Addenda Panel
Memorial: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval

Name: ORMISTON, ROBERT WILLIAM
Initials: RW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 6th Bn
Age: 22
Date of Death: 25th March 1918
Additional information: Son of Mr. J. B. Ormiston, of Waverley House, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 5
Cemetery: Roye New British Cemetery

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial and on the family gravestone in Sheuchan Cemetery.
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Name: PATERSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 12th Bn
Date of Death: 23 March 1918
Service Number: 270334
Panel Reference: Panel 13 and 14
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial and on the family gravestone in Sheuchan Cemetery.
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