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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject: Springkell Estate Workers Reply with quote

UKNIWM 56996

Location on the outside wall of the ruined Kirkconnel Church on the Springkell Estate near Eaglesfield at OS Map Ref NY 251 753

Note that this is not connected (or near) the current parish of Kirkconnel.

The plaque is on the right hand side of the church (from the first photo), it is made of granite and is heavily covered in algae but otherwise in good condition.

UKNIWM records that the lettering is painted every decade and the next will be due in 2012. It also records that permission is needed to access the site, this is no longer true as there is now a signposted path to the church along the riverbank and an allocated parking space (wear wellies if wet) - about a ten minute walk.

In memory of
Tpr William B Porteous
C Sgt Lanarkshire Yeomanry 27 Dec 1915
Lce Copl James C Lockerbie
1/5 KOSB 13 Augt 1916
Pte David George Bell
7/8 KOSB 31 Jul 1917
Lce Sergt George H J Middlemiss
1st Bn Scots Guards 10 Oct 1917
Pte Archie Downie
9th Royal Scots 12 April 1918
Pte William Murdoch
2/3 Bn Suffolk Regt 24 May 1918
Pte Peter Murdoch
1/5 KOSB 29 July 1918
Pte Walter Murdoch
1/5 KOSB 2 Aug 1918
Lce Corp James Graham
6th KOSB 1 Oct 1918
Pte James Mitchell
Royal Scots Fusiliers 19 Nov 1918

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY SIR EDWARD JOHNSON-FERGUSON/ BART OF SPRINGKELL AND LADY JOHNSON-FERGUSON TO RECORD/ THE NAMES OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH THE SPRINGKELL/ ESTATE WHO GAVE THIER LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918









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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PORTEOUS, William B
Initials: W B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Lanarkshire Yeomanry
Date of Death: 27/12/1915
Service No: 2225
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 18.
Cemetery: PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES

LOCKERBIE, JAMES COULTER
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 8th Bn. (not 1/5th Bn as listed)
Age: 19
Date of Death: 13/08/1916
Service No: 18474
Additional information: Son of the late Mary A. Lockerbie, and of James Lockerbie (stepfather), of Thornwell, Springkell, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

BELL, DAVID GEORGE
Initials: D G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service No: 29548
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret F. Bell, of Raeburnfoot, Gretna, Dumfriesshire; husband of May McDonald Bell, of "Leny House," Muthill, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

MIDDLEMISS, GEORGE HENRY JAMES
Initials: G H J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 10/10/1917
Service No: 10149
Additional information: Son of George Middlemiss, of Springkell, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. C. 42.
Cemetery: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

DOWNIE, ARCHIE
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 12/04/1918
Service No: 44355
Additional information: Son of John and Maggie Downie, of Beech Cottage, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

MURDOCH, William
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Suffolk Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 24/05/1918
Service No: 44161
Additional information: Grandson of David Murdoch, of Blenkins, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. K. 11.
Cemetery: SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL

MURDOCH, Peter
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 29/07/1918
Service No: 240224
Additional information: Son of Agnes Young, of Ashyards Gate, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IIA. C. 1.
Cemetery: RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE

MURDOCH, Walter
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 02/08/1918
Service No: 240435
Additional information: Grandson of David Murdoch, of Blenkins, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Q. III. C. 6.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN

GRAHAM, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/09/1918 (1st October 1918 on memorial)
Service No: 31375
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 66 to 68.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Pte James Mitchell
Royal Scots Fusiliers 19 Nov 1918

Not found in SNWN or CWGC for that date
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that.

The WMR, ex UKNIWM record is now updated accordingly
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TPR. WILLIAM B. PORTEOUS,
C SGT. LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY 27. DECR. 1915.
William Beattie Porteous age 29 Private (2225) 1/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry.
William landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in October 1915 where they served as infantry. He died during the evacuation of Cape Helles bridgehead.
Born 1886 in Middlebie as William David Beattie. Son of Agnes Beattie who married David Buglass in 1890 in Edinburgh.
In 1901 William Porteous, aged 14, was a farm servant living with his aunt Robina Porteous in Eaglesfield. His mother and her husband David Buglass, a plumber, were living in Killin in Perthshire.
Killed in Action on 27 December 1915 and buried in Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Kirtle Church memorial in Kirtlebridge village.


LCE. COPL. JAMES C. LOCKERBIE,
1/5 K.O.S.B. 13. AUGT. 1916.
James Coulter Lockerbie age 19 Lance Corporal (18474) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James joined his battalion in France in December 1915.
Born 1897 in Middlebie as James Coulter. Son of the late Mary Agnes (Coulter) Lockerbie and step-son of James Lockerbie of Thornwell, Springkell, Eaglesfield who married in 1898 in Middlebie.
Missing in Action on 13 August 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Kirtle Church memorial in Kirtlebridge village.


PTE. DAVID GEORGE BELL,
7/8 K.O.S.B. 31. JULY 1917.
Thought to be:
George Bell age 21 Private (S/22474) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
George was a joiner living in Church Street when he enlisted as Private (1232) in the Territorial 5th KOSB in Moffat in March 1913. He was mobilised in August 1914 but transferred to the 2/5th Reserve Battalion in December. He was transferred again to the 12th Scottish Provisional Battalion in June 1915. He was discharged from the KOSB in March 1916 and re-enlisted into the Camerons under the terms of the Military Services Act, 1916.
Born 1896 in Hutton & Corrie, Dumfriesshire. Son of William Park Bell and of Margaret (Armstrong) of Carterton Cottage, Hutton and of Callister Hall, Waterbeck, Lockerbie.
Missing in Action on 31 July 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Hutton & Corrie Parish War Memorial in Boreland, on the Lockerbie War Memorial, on the Middlebie Parish War Memorial, on the Eaglesfield War Memorial and on the Waterbeck Church memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LCE. SERGT. GEORGE H. J. MIDDLEMISS,
1st BTN. SCOTS GUARDS 10. OCTR. 1917.
George Henry James Middlemiss age 26 Lance Sergeant (10149) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
George joined his battalion in France in February 1915. He died in the 46th Casualty Clearing Station at Mendinghem.
Born 1891 Maiden Erlegh, Wokingham, Berkshire. Son of the late Rose Emma (Harris) Middlemiss and of George Middlemiss (coachman) of Springkell Stables, Eaglesfield.
Died of Wounds on 10 October 1917 and buried in Mendinghem Mlitary Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Kirtle Church memorial in Kirtlebridge village.


PTE. ARCHIE DOWNIE,
9th ROYAL SCOTS 12. APRIL 1918.
Archibald Downie age 18 Private (44355) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Archie was an apprentice gardener when he enlisted as Private (2/2199) in the 52nd Training Battalion in August 1917. He transferred to the 4th (Reserve) of the Highland Light Infantry in December and he and his school mate, Robert Wallace (see below) , were posted to the Royal Scots in France on 3 April 1918. Nine days later they were both killed.
Born 1899 in Middlebie. Son of John and Maggie (Farnell) Downie of Beech Cottage, Eaglesfield.
Missing in Action on 12 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Kirtle Church memorial in Kirtlebridge village.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note: the D&G Standard of 8/12/1917 p.3 refers to David Murdoch of Blenkins and that his grandson Walter was in hospital in Kantara with a gunshot wounds to his right foot sustained on 19/11/1917 and that Walter's brother Peter was in hospital in Palestine with dysentery.
However the D&G Standard of 21/8/1918 p.2 reports Walter's death and details, and that his brother William of the Suffolk Regiment had been killed on 24 /5/1918 in France.

All three men are named on the Middlebie Parish War Memorial and on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial. Peter and Walter are also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Dryfesdale Parish Church memorial in Lockerbie.



PTE. WILLIAM MURDOCH,
2/3 BTN. SUFFOLK REGT. 24. MAY 1918.
William Murdock age 34 Private (44161) 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
William was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police and had enlisted at Stratford in London as Private (P/7832) in the Military Foot Police in January 1917. He was stationed at Le Havre docks in April but was transferred to the Suffolks.
Born 1883 at Burn Cottage, Thornhill, Morton, Dumfriesshire. Son of Jane Murdoch. Grandson of David Murdoch of Blenkins, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 24 May 1918 and buried in Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, France.


PTE. PETER MURDOCH,
1/5th K.O.S.B. 29. JULY 1918.
Peter Murdoch age 25 Private (1349 & 240224) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Peter was living in the Lockerbie area when he enlisted there. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and later served in Egypt and Palestine before the battalion moved to France in April 1918. He was buried at Oulchy Le Chateau but was re-interred at Raperie in September 1919.
Born 1893 at Newbie Cottage, Annan as Peter Reid. Son of Peter Reid and of Agnes Murdoch (later Mrs Richard Young, m.1901) of Ashyards Gate, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie. Grandson of David Murdoch of Blenkins, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 29 July 1918 and buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, France.


PTE. WALTER MURDOCH
,
1/5th K.O.S.B. 2. AUGT. 1918.
Walter Murdoch age 26 Private (1753 & 240435) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was educated at Eaglesfield school and was a farm servant at The Grange, Tundergarth, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted at Lockerbie in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and later served in Egypt and Palestine. He was wounded in Palestine in November 1917 and treated in hospital at Kantara in Egypt before the battalion moved to France in April 1918. He was wounded again in July and died in the 1st Australian General Hospital in Rouen.
Born 1893 at Newbie Cottage, Annan. Son of Jane Murdoch. Grandson of David Murdoch, of Blenkins, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 2 August 1918 and buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LCE. COPL. JAMES GRAHAM,
6th K.O.S.B. 1. OCTR. 1918.
Thought to be:
James Graham age 20 Lance Corporal (31375) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1897 at Scaleridge, Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. Son of Elizabeth Graham.
In 1901 Elizabeth 37 and her family Janet 14, Henry 6, James 3 and Barbara 3 months were at Scaleridge, and in 1911 were at Gawkhall, Kirkpatrick Fleming. Elizabeth 47, Janet 24, Henry 16, James 13, Barbara 10. James named Barbara and Henry as his next of kin.
Missing in Action on 30 September 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Kirkpatrick Fleming Parish War Memorial, on the Eaglesfield District War Memorial and on the Waterbeck Church memorial.


PTE. JAMES MITCHELL,
ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS 19. NOVR. 1918.
Thought to be:
Charles Edward Mitchell age 27 Private (295894) 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
In 1911 Charles was a servant with Jacob Wakefield, Gunpowder Manufacturer, at Sedgewick in Westmoreland. He enlisted as Private (2223) in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in Lanark in September 1914 and landed with the 1/1st Battalion at Gallipoli in October 1915. After being evacuated from Gallipoli they merged with the Ayrshire Yeomanry to form the 12th Royal Scots Fusiliers in January 1917. This new unit served in Egypt and Palestine before they moved to France in May 1918. Charles died in the 83rd General Hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1891 at Hart, Hartlepool, County Durham. Son of John and Louisa Mitchell of Hart, West Hartlepool.
Died on Service on 19 November 1918 and buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France.
Also named on the Eaglesfield War Memorial (as James Mitchell), on the Springkell Estate Workers memorial (as Pte. James Mitchell, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 19 Nov. 1918) and on the Kirtle Church memorial (as Pte. James Mitchell, Springkell, R.S. Fusiliers)
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