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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this update.

The WMR record has had an interim update to reflect this
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM CHESTER.

Named on the Moffat War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

CHESTER, L:CPL. W.
William Chester – age 36 – Lance Corporal (397 & 240014) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Sanquhar and a long-standing member of the Territorial 5th KOSB. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine where he was bitten by a “desert dog” while asleep in his tent He developed blood poisoning and died in hospital at Ramleh.
Born 1882 in Hensingham, Whitehaven, Cumberland as William Mahone.
On his marriage he claimed to be the son of the late William and the late Ellen (Plummer) Chester.
Husband of Ellen Kirk (Burgess) Chester of High Street, Sanquhar who he married in 1913 in Moffat, and son in law of William Burgess of Dye Mill, Moffat.
Died on Active Service on 14 March 1918 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.

Thanks to detailed research by Stuart I have changed the birth and parental details to reflect what is currently known.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is not commemorated anywhere locally in the Whitehaven area, and all our cross checks had failed to establish this additional casualty, so thanks for this.
There was no mention of him in the local newspaper so it looks as if he had moved away from Whitehaven long before 1913.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Maxwelltown Burgh and Troqueer Parish War Memorial in Dumfries as:

NEWLANDS, THOS. J. K. PTE. S.R.
Thomas John Kirk Newlands – age 27 – Private (29188) 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Thomas was educated at Laurieknowe School in Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire. He was a commercial clerk and had worked at Maxwelltown Station and then at Sanquhar Station before being employed in the office of the Sanquhar and Kirkconnel Colliery in Sanquhar. He enlisted in November 1916 and joined his battalion in France in March 1917.
Born 1890 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Janet Newlands and grandson of the late Thomas and Agnes Newlands, who had all lived at 29 King Street, Maxwelltown.
Killed in Action on 1 August 1917 and buried in Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Laurieknowe School memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changes are afoot at this memorial. The cairn and cross have been removed and a new statue of a KOSB piper on a plinth has been installed. There are to be new name plaques added in the coming weeks/months with additional names over the existing plaques.

There was a news item on local TV on 19th October.

https://youtu.be/KiXk1zXmOzA

Photos to follow.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
This chap perhaps ?

Surname WATSON
Firstname Edward
Service Number 119615
Date Death 27/01/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Dumfries
Other Reserve Sect. R.D.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
Rank Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Theatre of death England.



There was some discussion about this man back in 2009 (pages 1&2) and just to add to the confusion I recently found this in the Dumfries & Galloway Standard 30/1/1918 p.3
SANQUHAR SOLDIER'S DEATH A wire reached Sanquhar on Mondav conveying the news of the death of Private Edward Watson, R.F.A., in the south England. Deceased was a native of Sanquhar, and at one time was an enthusiastic Volunteer and a member of Sanquhar brass band. He migrated to Preston, Lancashire, several years ago, but periodically visited his native town. Since war broke out he has been a sergeant in the Volunteer Corps at Preston, and only about ten days ago he joined the colours. News of his death came as a surprise, and was received with profound regret. He was the second son the late Mr James Watson. Buccleuch Road, and was about 42 years of age. His widow is member of a highly respected Sanquhar family.


In fact Mark got it right that he was the man named above on the SNWM.

For some reason CWGC have him as F. WATSON and he is buried in Sanquhar Churchyard (I think in a family plot)

PTE. EDWARD WATSON, M.R.F.C.
Edward Watson – age 41 – Air Mechanic 2nd Class (119615) Reserve Depot, Royal Flying Corps.
Edward was educated at Sanquhar Public School and served his apprenticeship at a tailor in Sanquhar. He was a member of the local Volunteers and of the Sanquhar Brass Band but by 1911 he and his wife and young son Tom were living in 14 Clarendon Place in Preston, Lancashire where he became a Sergeant in the Territorials. He joined the Royal Flying Corps just ten days before his death in the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot, Farnham, Hampshire.
Born 1876 in Sanquhar. Son of the late James and Jessie or Janet (Penman) Watson of Buccleuch Road, Sanquhar. Husband of Jessie (Cunningham) Watson who he married in 1901 in Sanquhar.
Died on Service on 27 January 1918 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard Extension (CWG)
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.

The last letter on the memorial does look like a "G" but I think it is meant to convey Mechanic Royal Flying Corps (M.R.F.C.)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The number of colliery men named on this memorial is a reflection of the size of the industry in northern Dumfriesshire and the adjacent southern Ayrshire.

futuremuseum.co.uk has:
Coal has been mined in the Sanquhar and Kirkconnel area since earliest times, from shallow and easily accessible seams. In 1848 the first deep pit at Gateside was sunk, and another at Bankend opened in 1857. The New Gateside Pit was opened in 1891, and five years later Fauldhead Pit, the largest in the coalfield, was commissioned. In 1903 the coal works, by now the largest in private ownership in Scotland, became 'The Sanquhar and Kirkconnel Collieries Limited'.

Both Fauldhead and Gateside Pits were in Kirkconnel Parish but the latter was very close to Sanquhar.




PTE. ROBERT BAIRD, S.R.
Not listed by CWGC.
Robert Baird – age 21 – Private (43142) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Robert was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a member of the office staff of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel Collieries when he enlisted. He was posted as Private (22279) to the 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers and later transferred to the Scottish Rifles. He was wounded in October 1918 and, after treatment in hospital in France, he was evacuated home. He died of meningitis at his home in Sanquhar.
Born 1898 in Sanquhar. Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Wilson ) Baird of Euchan Cottage and of Mavisbank, Sanquhar.
Died on 23 October 1919 and buried in Sanquhar Churchyard.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial as KOSB.


L-CPL. ALEXANDER BALLANTYNE, M.G.C.
Alexander McIntosh Ballantyne – age 24 – Private (99411) 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.
Alexander was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was employed on the Duke of Buccleuch's estate when he enlisted in January 1916.
Born 1894 in Sanquhar. Son of Thomas and Agnes (McIntosh) Ballantyne of Barrmoor, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 27 May 1918 and named on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


PTE. JAMES BORLAND, ROYAL SCOTS.
Possibly Private (17568) Royal Scots and later Private (406916) of the Labour Corps but I cannot trace any other records for him. (Source: Medal Roll/Card)


PTE. JAMES BROADFOOT, K.O.S.B.
James Broadfoot – age 23 – Private (25710) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel. He was dangerously wounded in early 1917 and treated in hospital in France before he was evacuated to England. James died in the Freemasons' War Hospital in Chelsea, London in the following year.
Born 1895 in Sanquhar. Son of John and Jane (Bisset) Broadfoot of 96 High Street, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 25 May 1918 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard Extension. (CWG)
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


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PTE. JOHN BROADFOOT, ROYAL SCOTS.
John Broadfoot – age 33 – Private (273083) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a commercial traveller for, and a partner in, Messrs Galbraith of Cumnock when he enlisted as Private (2794) in the Ayrshire Yeomanry in June 1916. He was posted as Private (203576) to the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers in France on 5 April 1917 but was transferred to the 11th Royal Scots on 24 April. John was killed about two weeks later.
Born 1883 in Sanquhar. Son of William and Agnes (Austin) Broadfoot of Kingsburn, Sanquhar. Husband of Mary (Pearson) Broadfoot of 23 Tanyard, Old Cumnock and of Castle, New Cumnock, Ayrshire who he married in December 1909 at Castle, New Cumnock.
Missing in Action on 9 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial as AYR YEO. and on the Cumnock War Memorial as R.S.F.


PTE. ROBERT BROADFOOT, R.S.F.
Robert Broadfoot – age 19 – Private (59679) 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Robert was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a joiner in Sanquhar when he enlisted as Private (49007) in the 11th Royal Scots. He had been wounded and had just returned to France when he was killed during an air raid on the Infantry Base Depot in Etaples.
Born 1898 in Sanquhar. Son of the late James Broadfoot and of Margaret Cook (Robertson) Broadfoot of Castle Street, Sanquhar. Brother of Isabella Broadfoot of 57, Castle Street, Sanquhar.
Killed by enemy action on 30 May 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


PTE. WILLIAM BROADFOOT, CAMERONS.
William Broadfoot – age 19 – Private (S/22042) 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
William was educated at Sanquhar Public School.
Born 1898 in Sanquhar. Son of the late Robert Broadfoot and of Marion (Menzies) Broadfoot of 22 High Street, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 3 August 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.
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GUNNER WILLIAM BROADFOOT, R.G.A.
William Broadfoot – age 37 – Gunner (107380) 266th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
William was educated at Sanquhar Public School.
Born 1880 in Sanquhar. Son of the late Robert (died 1892) and Janet (Pearson) Broadfoot of 71 Castle Street, Sanquhar.
Uncle of Agnes Broadfoot (from 1918 Mrs Charles Fyfe) who he named as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 20 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


PTE. ROBERT BROWN, K.O.S.B.
Robert Brown – age 26 – Private (308) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was the official Burgh piper. He was employed as an engineman at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and was killed by a shell on the day following the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1889 at Knowehead, Sanquhar as Robert Broadfoot. Son of Jane Broadfoot.
In 1891 as Robert Broadfoot, aged 1, he was living with James and Jane Brown at Harvey's Wynd in Sanquhar and in 1901 he was attending the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Industrial School. However by 1911, as Robert Brown, he was back with James and Jane in Sanquhar. When he married, while already serving with the 5th KOSB, he was using the name Robert Brown and was the son of the late James Brown and of Jane (Walker) Brown of Raefield, Sanquhar
Husband of Jessie Ann (McKie) Brown of Blackaddie Cottage, Sanquhar who he married in December 1914 in Glasgow. (later she became Mrs George Wilson of 6 Ellioch Place, Kirkconnel)
Missing in Action on 13 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


PTE. RICHARD BRYDEN, K.O.S.B.
Richard Bryden – age 26 – Private (13610) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Richard was a ploughman at Ingleston, Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1889 in Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire. Son of Janet Ferguson Bryden and of James Stitt.
In 1891 and 1901 he lived with his grandparents Richard and Wilhelmina Bryden in Durisdeer but in 1911 age 21 he was a ploughman at Aucheson Farm, Mennock, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Mennock Village and School memorials and on the Durisdeer Parish War Memorials.
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PTE. HUGH CAMPBELL, K.O.S.B.
Hugh Campbell – age 19 – Private (1044) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Hugh was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel. He was brought up by, and lived with his uncle and aunt William and Agnes (Campbell) Davidson in Kirkconnel and at Lochside Farm, Sanquhar. He was a cousin of George Davidson (see below) Hugh landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born c.1896 Maryhill, Glasgow. Son of the late Peter Campbell.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


CAPTN. JAMES MEIN AUSTIN CARRUTHERS, 16th MIDDX.
James Mein Austin Carruthers – age 31 – Captain, 16th (Public Schools) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.
In 1911 James was a civil engineer living with family at Furnace Hill, Cowden, Sevenoaks, Kent. He enlisted as Sergeant (PS/5) in the 16th Middlesex in August 1914 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in March 1915. He landed with the battalion at Boulogne in November 1915, was promoted to Lieutenant in December and to Captain in April 1917.
Born 1886 in Sanquhar. Son of Jane Isabella Mein (Austin) Carruthers of Greybury, Edenbridge, Kent, and the late Joseph Carruthers, Solicitor and Bank Agent of 63 High Street, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 26 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Marsh Green Village War Memorial, Eden Vale, Kent.
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LIEUT. ANDREW CARSON, CANADIANS.
Not listed by CWGC – served as:
Geoffrey Andrew Harkness Carson – age 42 – Lieutenant, Canadian Engineers.
Andrew was educated at Sanquhar Public School and in 1891, aged 14, was a draper's assistant in Sanquhar where he lived with his father Thomas, brother James and his aunt Agnes Harkness. By 1901, aged 24, he was a stationer's clerk living in East Road, Kingston on Thames in Surrey.
In January 1915 he enlisted as Sapper (503) in the Canadian Engineers in Winnipeg, Manitoba and named his brother James of Kirkconnel as his next of kin. He declared that he was a blacksmith, born in 1880 in Sanquhar and that he had previously served with the 2nd Scottish Horse in South Africa. He sailed from Canada in April and joined the 6th Field Company in France in September. He was promoted to Sergeant in the 9th Field Company in May 1916 and was granted a temporary commission as a Lieutenant in the 9th Field Company in February 1917. However he was returned to Canada in August and he resigned his commission in September 1917. His service record does not give a reason for these actions. He died just over a year later in Wapella, Saskatchewan.
Born 1876 in Sanquhar as Andrew Harkness Carson. Son of the late Jane (Harkness) Carson (died 1876) and of Thomas Carson (died 1903) of Sanquhar.
Died on 26 November 1918 and buried in Wapella Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the Wapella War Memorial.


SAPPER GEORGE CARTER, R.E.
I cannot trace this man.



CPL. WILLIAM CHESTER, K.O.S.B.
William Chester – age 36 – Lance Corporal (397 & 240014) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel and a long-standing member of the Territorial 5th KOSB. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine where he was bitten by a “desert dog” while asleep in his tent. He developed blood poisoning and died in hospital at Ramleh.
Born 1882 in Hensingham, Whitehaven, Cumberland as William Mahone.
When he married he claimed to be the son of the late William and the late Ellen (Plummer) Chester.
Husband of Ellen Kirk (Burgess) Chester of High Street, Sanquhar who he married in 1913 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire. Son-in-Law of William Burgess of Dye Mill, Moffat.
Died on Active Service on 14 March 1918 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Moffat War Memorial.
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PTE. WALTER CHISHOLM, K.O.S.B.
Walter Chisholm – age 22 – Lance Corporal (14567) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was engaged in the drapery trade in England when he returned home to enlist in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulone in July 1915 but he was killed two months later during the battle of Loos. Walter's remains were recovered from the battlefield and he was re-interred in 1921.
Born 1893 in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Helen (Laurie) Chisholm of Bridgend, Crawick Mill, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 25 September 1915 and buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the Kirkconnel Parish Church memorial.


L-CPL. JAMES CLUCKIE, CAMERONS.
James Cluckie – age 25 – Lance Corporal (S/16672) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a carpenter in Sanquhar when he enlisted in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in April 1915.
Born 1891 in Holywood, Dumfriesshire. Son of Elizabeth Cluckie of 2 Queensberry Square and of 9 Buccleuch Road, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 23 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


PTE. JAMES COCKBURN, K.O.S.B.
James Neil Farrow Cockburn – age 26 – Lance Corporal (240208) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted. He joined his battalion as Private (1319) in Egypt in early 1916 and served in Palestine until the battalion moved to France in April 1918.
Born 1892 in Sanquhar as James Farrow Neil Cockburn. Son of the late Mary Maxwell (Farrow) Cockburn and of James Cockburn of Harvey's Wynd, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 11 October 1918 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.
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L-CPL. JOHN COPELAND, S.R.
John Copeland – age 22 – Lance Corporal (43081) 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and worked at the Buccleuch Brickwork where his father was the foreman. He played football with Nithsdale Wanderers. He was posted as Private (20774) to the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers in France but was transferred to the Scottish Rifles.
Born 1894 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Son of John and Margaret (Alexander) Copeland of Harvey's Wynd, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 29 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial as RSF.


PTE. THOMAS COTTS, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Cotts – age 20 – Private (18831) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a shoemaker in Sanquhar when he enlisted in 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1895 in Sanquhar as Thomas Lorimer Cotts. Son of the late Jessie Hyslop (Hoatson) Cotts and the late James Cotts of Queensberry Forge and of 106 High Street, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


PTE. JOHN CRICHTON, CAMERONS.
Not listed by CWGC.
John Crichton – age 39 – Lance Corporal (S/16366) 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and served as Private (4971) with the 1st Cameron Highlanders in the South African Wars in 1901/2. He was a miner in Sanquhar when he enlisted in December 1914 and he joined his battalion in France in April 1915. He was badly wounded in both hands in May and was evacuated to hospital in London. John was discharged from the army due to his wounds and was awarded a Silver War Badge (205015) in December 1915. He died of tuberculosis of the spine at the Western Infirmary, Hillhead in Glasgow.
Born 1880 in Sanquhar as John McLatchie Crichton. Son of Thomas and Isabella (Gibson) Crichton of Queensberry Square, Sanquhar.
Died on 8 November 1920. Burial place not known.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.
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SGT. ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM, K.O.S.B.
Alexander Cunningham – age 35 – Sergeant (240477) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Sandy was educated at Sanquhar Public School and operated his business as jeweller and watchmaker in the High Street in Sanquhar. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion as Private (1839) at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1881 in Sanquhar. Son of the late John and Margaret (Whigham) Cunningham of Sanquhar. He named his legatee as his sister Jessie C. Watson of Preston, wife of Edward Watson, Royal Flying Corps (see below) Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


PTE. ALEX. DALGLISH, R.A.S.C. (M.T.)
Alexander Dalglish – age 25 – Private (M2/130788) 17th Motor Ambulance Convoy, Army Service Corps.
Alexander was educated at Sanquhar Public School and at Dumfries Academy before he became a farmer at Glenwhargen, Penpont, Dumfriesshire. He also managed his father's large sheep farm at Glenhurich in Argyllshire. Alexander described himself as a motor driver when he enlisted in the 595th Motor Ambulance Convoy Company in October 1915 and went with them to Salonika, landing there at the end of November. He died in the New Zealand Stationary Hospital as the result of a compound fracture of his right leg after an explosion from a bomb dropped by an enemy aircraft.
Born 1890 in Ulzieside, Sanquhar. Son of the late Grace (Williamson) Dalglish and of Robert Dalglish of Ulzieside, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 8 January 1916 and buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar, on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the Dumfries Academy memorial (as Dalgleish Alex. PTE. RASC)
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PTE. GEORGE DAVIDSON, K.O.S.B.
George Davidson – age 23 – Private (19916) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was educated at Sanquhar Public School and worked on his father's Lochside Farm, Sanquhar when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in September 1915 and later he joined the 7th/8th Battalion in France. He was wounded at the Somme in July 1916 and evacuated to hospital in Gloucester. When he recovered he rejoined the 1st KOSB in France.
Born 1895 in Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Son of William and Agnes (Campbell) Davidson of Lochside, Sanquhar. Cousin of Hugh Campbell (See above)
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


PTE. JAMES DOUGLAS, CAMERONS.
James Douglas – age 19 – Private (S/16674) 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted in January 1915. He joined his battalion in Belgium in April 1915 but was killed ten days later.
Born 1895 in Sanquhar. Son of Thomas and Janet Ann (Johnston) Douglas of 14 Castle Street, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1915 and buried in Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


L-CPL. THOMAS DUNLOP, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Dunlop – age 25 – Lance Corporal (1951) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted in the 5th KOSB in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed a month later during the battle of Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1890 in Leadhills, Lanarkshire as Thomas Scott Dunlop. Son of John and Annie (Scott) Dunlop of Raefield, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.
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