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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:13 pm    Post subject: Twynholm Reply with quote

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Twynholm is David Coulthard's home village so presumably the Coulthard listed is one of his relatives.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While looking at Twynholm gravestone transcriptions at www.kirkyards.co.uk I noticed that the Heron's listed on the WW1 and WW2 sections were brothers.

Name: HERON, WILLIAM ROBERT
Initials: W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 25/02/1917
Service No: 35966
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 11 A.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Name: HERON, ALEXANDER HALLIDAY
Initials: A H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 133 Field Regt.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 26/07/1944
Service No: 14378528
Additional information: Son of William and Sarah Heron; husband of Janet Shortridge Heron (nee Herries), of Tarff, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 14.
Cemetery: BROUAY WAR CEMETERY
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Three WATRET brothers

Name: WATRET, THOMAS PHILLIP
Initials: T P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 16/12/1915
Service No: 8468
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Barbara Watret, of Rains Vale, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 161.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES

Name: WATRET, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 11/01/1917
Service No: 2031
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Barbara Watret, of Rains Vale, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 35 and 64.
Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

Name: WATRET
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 23/08/1918
Service No: R/39081
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Barbara Watret, of Rains Vale, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. K. 16.
Cemetery: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: WW1 - ALPHA ORDER Reply with quote

PTE. BROWN, JOHN RSF
John Brown, Private (295856) 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 34.
John was educated at Twynholm Public School and at Kirkcudbright Academy before he joined the General Post Office in London. He was working for the Reuters Telegraph Office as an accountants clerk, and living at 35 Marquis Road Stroud Green, London when he enlisted as Private (1346) in the 1/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry in February 1916. He joined his battalion in Egypt and was transferred with them to the 12th RSF. He served in Egypt and in Palestine until his battalion was moved to France in May 1918.
Born 1884 in Twynholm. Son of George and Margaret (Baird) Brown of Woodside, Twynholm and grandson of the late John Brown of Moniaive, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 31 October 1918 and buried in Vichte Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.
The Lanark Yeomanry fought as dismounted troops at Gallipoli. After the withdrawal to Egypt they were combined with the Ayrshire Yeomanry to form the 12th RSF


L-CPL. CAVEN, JOSEPH KOSB
Joseph Caven, Private (240907) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 27.
In 1911 the family were at Campbelton Farm Dairyhouse, Twynholm where Joseph was a ploughman. He enlisted in January 1915 and was an engine driver when he served in the 2/5th KOSB Transport Section. He was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB and then the 6th KOSB before returning to the 7th/8th Battalion.
Born 1891 in Hardgate, Urr Parish, KIrkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Isabella (Davidson) Caven. Husband of Helen (McCormack) Caven of 109 Cotton Street, Castle Douglas who he married in 1916 in Castle Douglas.
Killed in Action 23 July 1918 and buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the St. Andrew's Church memorial, now in the Castle Douglas Parish Church, on the Castle Douglas War Memorial and on the Kelton Parish Church Memorial.


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PTE. CHESNEY, WILLIAM HLI
William Chesney, Private (18309) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 32.
William was educated at Johnstone School in Kirkcudbright and was a ploughman at Culcaigrie Farm, Twynholm when he enlisted in January 1915 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July. He was wounded at Loos on 27 September and evacuated to the 1st Scottish General Hospital, Oldmill Military Hospital, Newhills, Aberdeen where he died of gangrene after a leg amputation.
Born 1883 at Kirkeoch Farm, Twynholm. Son of William and Janet (Rennie) Chesney of Kirkeoch Farm, near Kirkcudbright and of Bridge Cottage, Twynholm.
Died of wounds on 12 October 1915 and buried in Aberdeen (Allanvale) Cemetery (CWG)
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


SEAMAN COULTHARD, THOS. W. R.N.
Thomas William Coulthard, Ord. Seaman (J/81254) H.M. Drifter "Tyrie", Royal Navy. Age 18.
Thomas was a tractor engine driver when he enlisted in November 1917. He joined the “Tyrie” on 5 March 1918 but was washed overboard and drowned.
Born 1899 in Carlisle, Cumbria. Son of Peter and Jane (Lancaster) Coulthard of Stewart Terrace, Twynholm.
Lost at sea 23 May 1918 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


PTE. CRAIG, JOHN HLI
John Picken Craig, Private (18428) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 20.
Born 1894 at Girvan, Ayrshire. Son of William and Martha (Picken) Craig. Employed at Mark Farm, Twynholm he enlisted in January 1915.

All the above details amended on 27/7/2016 to:
John Craig, Private (18428) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 24.
John was a dairyman at Mark Farm, Twynholm when he enlisted in January 1915. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1891 at Dalgig, New Cumnock, Ayrshire.
Son of John and Elizabeth (Slaven) Craig of Kelwood Dairy, Dumfries.
Missing in action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


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SERGT. CURRIE, JAMES KOSB
James Currie, Sergeant (17576) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 30.
James was employed by Messrs Heron and Sons of Twynholm when he enlisted in January 1915.
Born 1886 in Burnyard Cottage, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Isabella Currie. Husband of Nellie Peacock of 11 High Street, Kirkcudbright who he married in 1911 in Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in action on 14 April 1917 and buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Borgue Parish War Memorial.


GUNNER EDGAR, JOSEPH RFA
Joseph Edgar, Lance Bombardier (133699) "D" Battery, 276th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Age 29.
Joe was living in Canada and returned to enlist in April 1916. He went to France in April 1917 but was evacuated to hospital in Nottingham in September after being gassed. He returned to France in February 1918 where he contracted pneumonia from which he died in the 57th Casualty Clearing Station at Estaires.
Born 1890 in Robgill Lodge, Dornock, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Sarah (Rowan) Edgar of 72 Loreburn Street, Dumfries. Husband of Annie Johnson (Cunningham) Edgar of 67 Ontario Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario who he married in 1913 in Wentworth, Ontario.
Brother of Mrs Cummack of Glencroft, Twynholm.
Killed in action on 28 October 1918 and buried in Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.


PTE. GRIERSON, WM. R. SCOT. RIFLES
William Robert Grierson, Private (41169) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 40.
William was Inspector of the Poor and Registrar for Twynholm Parish when he enlisted June 1916. Formerly he had been a Sergeant in the Volunteer Training Corps. He was severely wounded in early April 1917 and died in hospital in Etaples.
Born 1877 in Gordon Street, Dumfries. Son of John and Agnes (McQueen) Grierson. Husband of Maggie Isa Robson (Stewart) Grierson of The Shamba, Twynholm who he married in 1900 at Twynholm.
Died of wounds on 26 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


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PTE. HERON, WILLIAM R. L.N.LANCS.
William Robert Heron, Private (35966) 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Age 21.
William enlisted as Private (175464) in the Royal Field Artillery in October 1916. He was posted to The LNL Regiment in France.
Born 1896 in Twynholm. Son of William and Sarah (Garmory) Heron of Twynholm.
Missing in action on 25 February 1917 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.
William's brother, Alexander Halliday Heron, was killed during World War Two and is also named on this memorial.


PTE. JACKSON, JAMES CAM. HIGHS.
James Jackson, Private (S/20989) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Age 19.
James was employed on farm work at Viewfield, New Galloway when he enlisted in September 1915. He joined his battalion in France in January 1916 but was wounded at Hulloch, near Loos in June. He returned to the front in March 1917 and was killed near Arras.
Born 1897 in New Galloway, Kells Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Peter and Mary (McQueen) Jackson of 130 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Westmorland and of Parkhouse, Kirkcudbright. Soldiers who Died in the Great War, gives his residence as Twynholm.
Killed in action on 28 April 1917 and buried in Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Kells Parish War Memorial in New Galloway.


PTE. LEITH, DAVID CAM. HIGHS.
David Leith, Private (S/26172) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Age 34.
David served his apprenticeship in Twynholm and was the head joiner at Inverlochy Estate near Fort William when he enlisted in September 1914. He did not go to France until January 1917 and was killed in the front line trenches by a German rifle grenade.
Born 1882 in Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of David and Mary (Clark) Leith of Langlands, Twynholm. Husband of Janet Donaldson (Tripney) Leith of Snowhill, Slammanan, Falkirk who he married in 1909 when he was estate joiner at Landrick Castle, Doune, Stirlingshire.
Killed in action on 11 March 1917 and buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Fort William War Memorial.
His son, also called David, - Signaller (2361488) Royal Corps of Signals - was accidentally killed on active service at Winchester on 13 August 1942 and is buried in Slamannan Cemetery (CWG)


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PTE. LOCKHART, JOHN KOSB
John Lockhart, Private (24909) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 27.
John was a ploughman at Twynholm Mains when he enlisted in 1916. He was mobilised in June 1916 and went to France in November.
Born 1890 at Lennox Plumpton, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Janet (McGhie) Lockhart. Husband of Jane (Gordon) Lockhart of Valleyfield, Tongland who he married in 1916 at Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in action 3 May 1917 and listed on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


LIEUT. MAITLAND, G. M. IR.GUARDS
Graham Floranz McDowall Maitland, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards. Age 35.
Graham was educated at Marlborough College and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He rowed for Cambridge in the Boat Race in 1901 and was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in July 1905. He spent some time surveying in British Columbia before he returned to the UK. Gazetted as a 2nd Lt. on 12 August 1914, joined his battalion on 11 September and he was Mentioned in Despatches in December 1914. Graham was killed in action at Klein Zillebeke, Flanders.
Born 1879 at Cumstoun House, Twynholm. Son of David and Ellinor Frances (Scott) Maitland of Dundrennan, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in action on 1 November 1914 and Named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Rerrick Parish War Memorial in Dundrennan village.


PTE. MORRISON, ROBERT KOSB
Robert Morrison, Private (9289) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Attached to 27th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery. Age 30.
Robert enlisted in the 1st KOSB in 1905 and served for 8 years in Egypt, Khartoum and India. He re-enlisted in August 1914 and landed with the 2nd KOSB at Le Havre on 15 August. He served at Mons, Loos and Dixmunde, and was wounded twice at the Aisne. In November he was wounded again and evacuated to hospital in London. He later transferred to the 6th KOSB.
He was accidentally killed but there are no details on record.
Born 1887 at Longtoo Farm Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Jessie Smith Morrison and step-son of John Hawthorne Galloway of Parton, of Bagbie, Kirkmabreck, of Low Borgue, Borgue, of Balgreddan, Kirkcudbright and of Boreland Cottage, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died on Active Service on 10 November 1917 and buried Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Borgue Parish War Memorial.


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PTE. MURRAY, GEO.G. R.SCOTS
George Gerrand Murray, Private (270314) 11th Battallion, Royal Scots. Age 29.
George was a shepherd at Orroland Farm, Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire when he enlisted in the Ayrshire Yeomanry in December 1914. He was posted to the Royal Scots and served at Arras but had only been in France for a few weeks when he was killed.
Born 1888 at Mains Mill in Colvend Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John and Mary (Hannah) Murray of Kempleton Mill, Twynholm.
Missing in action on 23 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


PTE. McKIE, JOHN A&SH
John McKie, Private (S/5004) 1/8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 22.
John was a farm servant when he enlisted in the 11th A&SH in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 and served at Loos and at the Somme. He was wounded at the Somme in September 1916 and evacuated to the 1st Scottish General Hospital in Aberdeen where he stayed until November. He returned to France in January 1917 and was posted to the 10th A&SH but was transferred to the 1/8th A&SH on 20 April. Less than a month later he was killed at Arras.
Born 1895 at Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel and Mary (Little) McKie of Campbelton Cottages and of Kempelton Cottage, Twynholm.
Missing in action on 15 May 1917 and listed on the Arras Memorial, France.
It appears that he enlisted with William John Scott, Sergeant (5005) also of the 11th A&SH – see below.



PTE. McKIE, ROBERT KOSB
Robert McKie, Private (2948 & 240976) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 19.
Robert enlisted in December 1914. He went out to Egypt in 1916 and served there and in Palestine where he was killed at Gaza. His death was reported to the family by his brother William.
Born 1897 in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Agnes (Little) McKie of Ingleston Cottages and of Campbelton, Twynholm.
Killed in action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.

and his brother

SERGT. McKIE, WILLIAM KOSB
William McKie, Sergeant (2063 & 240600) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 22.
William enlisted in October1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and in Palestine before the battalion moved to France in April 1918. William was killed near Soissones.
Born 1896 in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Agnes (Little) McKie of Ingleston Cottages and of Campbelton, Twynholm.
Killed in action on 1 August 1918 and buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France.
Villemontoire is connected entirely with the victorious advance of the 15th (Scottish) and 34th Divisions, under French leadership, in the period from 23 July to 2 August 1918.
The brothers are also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


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SERGT. McNEIL, ROBERT SCOT.RIFLES
Robert McNeill, Sergeant (41950) 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 27.
Formerly Private (15842) 2nd and 6th/7th Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Robert was a shepherd at Torbay Farm, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire when, together with his brother William, he enlisted in November 1914. (William Hutton Private 15846) They joined the 2nd RSF in France in April 1915 but both were wounded at Givenchy in May 1915 and evacuated back to the UK. They returned to France to serve with the 6th/7th RSF and Robert was later posted to the Scottish Rifles.
Born 1891 in Culreoch Cothouse, Girthon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire as Robert Hutton. Son of Janet (Hutton) McNeill and stepson of Robert McNeill of Low Nunton, Twynholm and of Largs Gardens, Twynholm.
Killed in action 24 July 1918 and buried in the Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St.Nazaire, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Colvend Parish War Memorial.


LCPL. McQUARRIE, JAS. A&SH.
James McQuarrie, Lance Corporal (S/7154) 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 27.
James was a farm worker at Longlea, Crocketford, Kirkcudbrightshire when he enlisted in December 1914. James was killed near Rainecourt.
Born 1891 in Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John and Agnes (Burnie) McQuarrie of Twynholm. Husband of Mary (McCourt) McQuarrie of Twynholm village and of Whauphill, Wigtownshire who he married in 1912 at Penninghame, Wigtownshire.
Killed in action on 23 August 1918 and buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


SERGT. SCOTT, Wm. JOHN A&SH.
William John Scott, Sergeant (5005) 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Age 21.
William was a farm servant when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 and served at Loos, Somme and Arras. He was promoted to Sergeant in January 1917 but was killed near Arras when there was the premature explosion of a rifle grenade.
Born 1895 Aireland Farm in Kelton Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Scott of Culcraigie, Twynholm and of Cairney Hill, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in action 6 March 1917 and buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.
It appears that he enlisted with John McKie, Private (S/5004) also of the 11th A&SH – see above.


TROOPER SMITH, Wm. P. S. HORSE
William Parker Smith, Private (657) 1/3rd Battalion, Scottish Horse. Age 29.
William enlisted in the Scottish Horse Yeomanry in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915 where they fought as dismounted troops. At the beginning of 1916 they were in Egypt, defending the Suez Canal and using camels for mobility. On 1 October they were renamed as the 26th Squadron (Scottish Horse) Machine Gun Corps of the Imperial Camel Corps.
William was killed when the 1st Camel Battalion made a night march to attack the Turkish positions at Mazar in the Sinai desert. 2 men of the 7th Company (which included Troopers from the Scottish Horse) were lost and were later found to have died of thirst.
Born 1886 in Beith, Ayrshire. Son of William and Agnes (Parker) Smith of Cumstoun Mains, Twynholm and later of Culdoach, Kirkcudbright.
Died on active service on 17 September 1916 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


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Three brothers. The sons of Joseph and Barbara (Phillips) Watret of Rains Vale, Twynholm.

RIFLEMAN WATRET, JAMES K.R.R.
James Watret, Rifleman (R/39081) 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Age 18.
James was a motor driver with Mr Payne of The Douglas Arms Hotel in Castle Douglas when he enlisted as Private (M/297485) in the Motor Transport section of the Army Service Corps in February 1917. He was posted to the KRRC in France.
Born 1899 in Twynholm.
Killed in action on 23 August 1918 and buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France.


LCPL WATRET, JOHN H.L.I.
John Watret, Lance Corporal (2031) 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 22.
John was a ploughman when he enlisted in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in May 1915 and moved with them to Mesopotamia in November. He was wounded in March 1916 and evacuated to hospital in India. He returned to his battalion in November 1916.
Born 1895 in Twynholm.
Missing in action on 11 January 1917 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.


PTE. WATRET, THOMAS P. R.S.F.
Thomas Phillips Watret, Private (8468) 1/4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 19.
Thomas enlisted in November 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was wounded on 12 July at Achi Baba Nullah and was evacuated to hospital in Cairo and then back to the UK. He returned to Gallipoli and rejoined his battalion on 1 December but was killed 2 weeks later.
Born 1896 in Twynholm.
Killed in action 16 December 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey.
The three brothers are also named on the memorial and roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.

Two other brothers, William, Private (S/12105) 2nd Black Watch and Joseph Private (M2/121574) Motor Transport, Army Service Corps, survived the war.


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1939 - 1945


L-CPL. CALDOW, JAMES CAMS.
James Caldow, Lance Corporal (3254367) 6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 24.
Born 1920 in Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Jane (White) Caldow who married in Twynholm in 1905. James attended Kirkcudbright Academy.
Killed in action on 3 to 4 November 1944 during the battle for Walcheren Island and buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Holland.
Also named on the roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Kirkcudbright Academy Memorial.

and his brother

A.B. CALDOW, ROBERT R.N.
Robert Caldow, Ordinary Seaman (C/JX 352223) HMS Dasher, Royal Navy. Age 26.
Born 1917 in Kirkcudbright. Son of William and Jane (White) Caldow who married in Twynholm in 1905.
Killed on active service on 27 March 1943 when the escort-carrier HMS Dasher exploded and sank in the Firth of Clyde.
Named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent and on the roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.


SERGT. CRAIG, DESMOND R.A.F.
John Desmond Craig, Sergeant/Air Gunner (3021187) 166 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Age 19.
Born 1925 in Twynholm. Son of John Currie Craig and of Jamesina (Dalziel) Craig. John was educated at Kirkcudbright Academy.
Killed in action on 2 February 1945 when his Lancaster Bomber crashed during a raid on Ludwigshafen, and buried in Leuterschausen Cemetery. Re-interred in Durnsbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany in November 1947.
Also named on the roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Kirkcudbright Academy Memorial.


GNR. HERON, ALEX. R.A.
Alexander Halliday Heron, Gunner (14378528) 133 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Age 32.
Born 1912 in Twynholm. Son of William and Sarh (Garmory) Heron of 3 Hill Terrace, Twynholm. Husband of Janet Shortridge (Herries) Heron of 2 Station Cottages, Tarff, Tongland Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire who he married in 1941 at Dumfries.
Killed in action on 26 July 1944 near Caen and buried in Brouay War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Also named on the roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church and on the Tongland Parish War Memorial.
Alexander's brother, William Robert Heron, was killed during World War One and is also named on this memorial.


GNR. PORTEOUS, ROBERT R.A.
See posts below - I can now identify this man.
Robert Porteous, Private (866709) Army Catering Corps. Age 31.
Robert had worked with the Forestry Commission in the Gatehouse area and had been a member of the Royal Artillery's Kirkcudbrightshire Battery of Territorial Army for four years before the war. He had served for nearly six years during the war and at the time of his death was attached to the 314 Battery, 79th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. He died in hospital in Germany after an accident.
(Source: GRoS – Service Returns and D&G Standard 1/9/1945 p.4)
Born 1913 at Dalbeattie. Son of Marion (Porteous) McLellan of 2 Turner's Terrace Dumfries and step-son of William McLellan. They married in 1918 at Dalbeattie.
Died on Service on 24 August 1945 and buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the roll of honour in Twynholm Parish Church.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think perhaps Gunner Robert Porteous is this man, even though he is in the Army Catering Corps.
No other Robert Porteous' are listed in the war returns, only 3 are listed as dying in Scotland between 1939-1947.

CWGC
Name: PORTEOUS, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Army Catering Corps
Age: 31
Date of Death: 24/08/1945
Service No: 866709
Additional information: Son of Marion Porteous, and stepson of William McLellan, of Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. B. 14.
Cemetery: MUNSTER HEATH WAR CEMETERY

SNWM
Surname: PORTEOUS
Firstname: Robert
Service number: 866709
Date of death: 24/08/1945
Place of birth: Kirkcudbrightshire
Other: Army Catering Corps
SNWM roll: SCOTSMEN IN VARIOUS UNITS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death Western Europe Campaign, 1944-45

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek
Thanks for that and I think you could be right. It's just that I cannot place him in Twynholm or in the Artillery. I know he was born in Dalbeattie (not that far from Twynholm) and that his mother married there when Robert was 5. The family then seem to have move to Dumfries. The local papers mention his death (a road accident I think) but only refer to his parents living in Dumfries.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:


SERGT. CRAIG, DESMOND R.A.F.
John Desmond Craig, Sergeant/Air Gunner (3021187) 166 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Age 19.
Born 1925 in Twynholm. Son of John Currie Craig and of Jamesina (Dalziel) Craig. John was educated at Kirkcudbright Academy.
Killed in action 2 February 1945 when his Lancaster Bomber crashed during a raid on Ludwigshafen and buried in Leuterschausen Cemetery. Re-interred in Durnsbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany.




The fatal flight was in Lancaster 1, NG391. Three of the crew survived to become prisoners of war
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