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PTE. CHARLES FLETCHER, K.O.S.B.
Charles Fletcher – age ?? – Private (12252) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles is listed on Sanquhar Rolls of Honour in February and May 1915. He landed with the 6th KOSB at Boulogne in May 1915 and was reported wounded in October. When he recovered he was posted to the 2nd KOSB.
Born ???? in Carlisle. Resident and enlisted in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. (Source:SDGW but I cannot trace)
Mrs. Jamima Wilkinson was named as his legatee. Jemima was the caretaker of a model lodging house at 40 Queensberry Square, Sanquhar and as Jamima Agnes (Kellock) McCheyne she married George Wilkinson in 1916 in Glasgow.
Missing in Action on 25 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


PTE. DAVID FRAME, GORDONS.
David Frame – age 22 – Private (S/8667) 8th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
David was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted in January 1915. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May but was killed two months later at Festubert.
Born 1893 in Douglas, Lanarkshire as David Samson Frame. Son of David and Helen Grisson (Harkness) Frame of Crawick Mill, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 6 July 1915 and named on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on th St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar.


LIEUT. ANDREW GLENCROSS, R.H.
Andrew Glencross, Military Medal – age 24 – Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) attached to the 1st Trench Mortar Battery.
Andrew had been educated at Sanquhar Public School. As Private (4150) he was serving as a Bandsman with the 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers in Norwich when war was declared and he landed with his unit in France on 15 August 1914. In the latter part of the year he was near his brother's Artillery Battery and they met regularly. He was promoted to Sergeant (12441) in the Black Watch in November 1915 and was awarded a M.M. in the summer of 1916 for carrying a wounded officer from the firing line. Andrew was commissioned in June 1917.
Born 1894 in Auchenleck, Ayrshire as Andrew Hutson Glencross. Son of Robert and Mary (Hutson) Glencross of Lochgelly and of Loftie View, Glencraig, Fife. Nephew of William Glencross of 114 High Street, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 18 April 1918 and buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.

and his brother

SGT-MAJOR JOHN GLENCROSS, R.F.A
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John Glencross, Military Medal – age 28 – Sergeant (60199) 54th Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
John had been educated at Sanquhar Public School. As Gunner (60199) he was serving in the RFA when war was declared and he landed with his battery on 16 August 1914 as part of the 1st Division, one of the first British formations to move to France. In the latter part of the year he was near his brother's Cavalry Squadron and they met regularly. He was promoted to Sergeant and was awarded a M.M. in the summer of 1916 for carrying a wounded officer from a house under shell fire. John was wounded by shrapnel from a premature explosion of one of his own shells and died in 1/1st South Staffordshire Casualty Clearing Station in Dernancourt.
Born 1887 in Auchenleck, Ayrshire. Son of Robert and Mary (Hutson) Glencross of Lochgelly and of Loftie View, Glencraig, Fife. Nephew of William Glencross of 114 High Street, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 2 October 1916 and buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.
The awards of the brothers' Military Medals appeared in the same issue of the London Gazette 12/9/1916 p.9000 12441 Sjt. A. Glencross, R. Highrs. and 60199 Sjt. J. Glencross, R.F.A.


PTE. JOSEPH GOLDIE, K.O.S.B.
Joseph Gouldie – age 36 – Lance Corporal (240536) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Joseph Goldie was listed on Sanquhar Rolls of Honour in February and May 1915 as serving with the 1/5th KOSB.
Joseph Gouldie enlisted in September 1914 and as Private (1946) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1881 in Cleator Moor, Whitehaven, Cumberland. Son of the late James and Eliza Gouldie. Husband of Margaret (Thompson) Gouldie who he married in 1901 in Cleator Moor, Whitehaven.
Later she became Mrs William Veary of Malmesbury, Cape Province, South Africa.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Cleator Moor War Memorial.
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PTE. JOHN S. GRAY, GORDONS.
John Smith Gray – age 29 – Private (235341) 1/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a partner in the firm of Thos. Gray & Sons, Butchers and Bacon Curers in Sanquhar when he enlisted in 1916. He was posted as Private (302275) to the 8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in France but was transferred to the 8th/10th Gordons and then to the 1/4th Battalion. He was wounded in late October 1918 and had been operated on in hospital in Etaples but he died.
Born 1889 in Sanquhar. Son of the late Thomas Gray and of Mary (Smith) Gray (previously Haddow) of Queensberry Cottage, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 10 November 1918 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial as A&SH.


PTE. ALEX. HADDOW, K.O.S.B.
Alexander Haddow – age 20 – Private (30852) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted. He was posted to the 1st KOSB in France but was transferred to the 6th Battalion.
Born 1898 in Sanquhar as Alexander McGauchie Haddow. Son of the late Archibald Haddow and of Louisa Brown (McGauchie) Haddow. In 1913 she became Mrs. Adam McCall of 140 High Street, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 26 April 1918 and buried in Arneke British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


PTE. JAMES HIDDLESTON, CAMERONS.
James Hiddleston – age 23 – Private (S/16484) 5th 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 the 2nd Camerons in France in May 1915 but was wounded three weeks later and was evacuated to hospital in Perth. He was posted to the 5th Camerons in August 1915 and was transferred to the 1st Battalion a year later but was wounded and evacuated again. James then spent some time in the Regimental Depot before re-joining the 5th Battalion in France in May 1917 but he was killed at the end of the year.
Born 1894 in Keir, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Margaret (Shankland) Hiddleston of Euchan Bridge and of Kiln, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 7 December 1917 and buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.
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PTE. JOHN HIDDLESTON, SEAFORTHS.
John Telfer Hiddleston – age 22 – Private (S/7089) 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was employed with his father at Queensberry Forge when he enlisted in the Seaforths in January 1915 together with a group of friends. Three of the group, Hugh Hume (7086), Andrew Stitt (7087) and Jimmy Stoddart (7085) are listed here.
John joined the 2nd Seaforths in France in May 1915 and within days had been gassed. He was evacuated to hospital in Glasgow due to illness in December 1916 and had just returned to the front to join the 8th Seaforths when he was killed. John's remains were recovered from the battlefield and interred in Tyne Cot after the war.
Born 1893 in Sanquhar. Son of John and Janet (Telfer) Hiddleston of "Station View," Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 22 August 1917 and buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar.


PTE. WALTER HOGG, K.O.S.B.
Walter Hogg – age 23 – Private (240538) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted. As Private (1948) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June1915 and later he served in Egypt and in Palestine where he was wounded at Gaza on 19 April 1917. Walter was evacuated to Egypt but died a week later in hospital in Kantara.
Born 1894 in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late William and Sarah (Little) Hogg of Canonbie. Nephew of James and Christina Hogg of 9 Crawick Viaduct, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 26 April 1917 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery. Egypt.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial, on the Kirkconnel Parish Church memorial and on the Canonbie War Memorial.
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PTE. HUGH HUME, SEAFORTHS.
Hugh McMillan Hume – age 25 – Private/Signaller (S/7086) Seaforth Highlanders Depot.
Hugh had been in business as a hairdresser in Sanquhar for three years and was living at 62 High Street when he enlisted in January 1915 together with a group of friends. Three of the group, John Hiddleston (7089), Andrew Stitt (7087) and Jimmy Stoddart (7085) are listed here. He was posted to the 8th Seaforths in France in October 1915 but in July 1916 he was evacuated to hospital in Halifax where he was diagnosed with diabetes and in October 1916 he was discharged from the army. Hugh died at his mother's home in Dumfries.
Born 1892 in Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire. Son the late James Hume and of Mary (Swan) Hume of 49 High Street, Dumfries.
Died on 6 March 1917 and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


CPL. ALEX. INGLIS, R.A.S.C.
Alexander Laurie Inglis – age 33 – Corporal (T4/083136) 662nd Company, Army Service Corps.
Alexander was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted in March 1915. He was serving at Willesden in London when he was taken ill and he died in the Royal Herbert Military Hospital in Woolwich.
Born 1883 in Sanquhar. Son of James and Elizabeth (Laurie) Inglis of Sanquhar. Husband of Jane Gilmore (Wood) Inglis of 30 High Street, Sanquhar who he married in 1908 in Glasgow.
Died on Service on 3 August 1917 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard Extension. (CWG)
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


SAPPER ALEX. JAMIESON, R.E.
Not listed by CWGC – Thought to be:
Alexander Jamieson – age 52 – Private (15260) Royal Scots.
Alexander was a joiner living at 5 Baron's Court, Sanquhar when he enlisted in September 1914.
He claimed to be 35 years old but he was discharged from the army in March 1915 as “not being likely to become an efficient soldier”. A Sanquhar Roll of Honour lists him as Alexander Jamieson, Scottish Rifles and reports his discharge. Alexander died of double pneumonia in Dumfries Infirmary.
Born 1867 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. Son of the late Flora (Campbell) Jamieson and of John Jamieson. Husband of Jane (Kirkhope) Jamieson who he married in 1891 in Partick, Glasgow.
Died on 18 March 1919. Burial place not known.
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PTE. JOHN KERR, K.O.S.B.
John Kerr – age 33 – Private (17124) 8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1882 Caronbridge, Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late John Kerr and Agnes (McClounie) Kerr of Barons' Court, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


L-CPL. THOMAS LOVE, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Love – age 20 – Lance Corporal (12307) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was employed as a plumber in Sanquhar. He was among the first batch of men from Sanquhar to enlist and he landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but he was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1895 in Sanquhar. Son of the late Elizabeth Lees (Ferguson) Love (died 1895) and of James Love of 16 West Lochan, Sanquhar. In 1901 James and Thomas were living with the extended Ferguson/Harkness family at 11 Castle Street, Sanquhar. James re-married in 1904 to Jessie Kirkland Black.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


SGT. ROBERT MARTIN, SEAFORTHS.
Robert Martin, Distinguished Conduct Medal – age 33 – Lance Sergeant (S/3998) 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Robert was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion as Private (S/3998) at Boulogne in May 1915. During his three years in France he was wounded at Loos in September 1915 and gassed in August 1917. Robert was awarded a DCM in 1918
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. He went forward alone between the lines in search for an enemy machine-gun which was continually enfilading the line and was eventually able to put this gun out of action, killing part of its crew. Throughout the whole action he displayed the greatest courage and coolness, and was of invaluable assistance to his C.O
Born 1885 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Son of the late Sophia (Galloway) Martin and of William John Martin of New Cumnock.
He lodged with Mrs. Galloway of Castle Street, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1918 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the New Cumnock War Memorial.
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PTE. JOHN MENZIES, R.S.
John McMurdo Menzies – age 20 – Private (49026) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was employed with a shoemaker in the High Street, Sanquhar when he enlisted.
Born 1898 in Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Son of Thomas and Sarah (McMurdo) Menzies of 46 Castle Street, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 23 August 1918 and buried in Gomiecourt South Cemetery, France.
Also named on the St. Ninians Church memorial in Sanquhar.


PTE. JAMES MERRIE, K.O.S.B.
James Merrie – age 20 – Private (2038) 2/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was employed as a grocer when he enlisted. He died of tuberculosis in the City Hospital in Edinburgh.
Born 1894 in Mennock Village, Sanquhar as James Urie Merrie. Son of John (Station Master at Heads of Ayr Station) and Jane Brown (Broadfoot) Merrie, of Station House, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire.
Died on Service on 29 June 1915 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard Extension. (CWG)
Also named on the Mennock Village War Memorial and on the Sanquhar School memorial.


SGT. THOMAS MORRISON, K.O.S.B.
Thomas Morrison – age 25 – Sergeant (240300) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was educated at Sanquhar Public School. He lived with his sister Mrs. Mary Stevenson at 15 Polveoch Terrace, Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire and was a miner at Fauldhead Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted in January 1915. As Corporal (1517) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and later served in Egypt and Palestine where he was wounded in November 1917. He was able to rejoin his battalion in December and moved with them to France in March 1918.
Born 1893 in Sanquhar. Son of William McGowan Morrison and of Mary Burgess (Glencross) Morrison.
Killed in Action on 1 August 1918 and buried in Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France.
Also named on the Kirkconnel War Memorial, on the Kirkconnel Parish Church WW1 memorial and on the Sanquhar School memorial.
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L-CPL. JOHN McCRONE, K.O.S.B.
John McCron – age 34 – Lance Corporal (15450) 8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was educated at Mennock Village School and at Sanquhar Public School. He enlisted in October 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 but was killed two months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1881 in Sanquhar. Son of Thomas and Annie (Crawford) McCron of Mennock Siding, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Mennock Village War Memorial and on the Mennock School and the Sanquhar School memorials.


PTE. JARDINE McKENDRICK, CAMERONS.
Jardin McKendrick – age 19 – Private (S/16342) 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Jardine was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a plumber when he enlisted with his brother Robert in November 1914. They joined their battalion in Belgium in March 1915 but Jardine was wounded on 11 April and was evacuated to Charing Cross Hospital in London where he died.
Born 1895 in Sanquhar as Daniel Jardine McKendrick. Son of Joseph Campbell McKendrick and of Jane (Jardine) McKendrick of Carnwath House and of 80 High Street, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 30 April 1915 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard Extension. (CWG)
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.

and his brother – killed a week earlier.


PTE. ROBERT McKENDRICK, CAMERONS
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Robert McKendrick – age 25 – Private (S/16341) 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Robert was educated at Sanquhar Public School and worked with his father as a shoemaker until he emigrated to Canada in June 1913. He had also been the organist at Durideer Parish Church. He came home for a holiday in 1914 and enlisted with his brother Jardine in November. They joined the battalion in Belgium in March 1915 but Robert was killed a month later at Ypres.
Born 1890 in Sanquhar. Son of Joseph Campbell McKendrick and of Jane (Jardine) McKendrick of Carnwath House and of 80 High Street, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 24 April 1915 and buried in Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.
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PTE. JAMES McKIE, K.O.S.B.
James McKie – age 21 – Private (1976) 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 landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June but was wounded during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah on 12 July and was evacuated to hospital in Alexandria, Egypt where he died.
Born 1894 in Southwick, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire as James Richard Brown. Son of the late Margaret (Brown) McKie and step-son of William McKie of Crawick Mill, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 16 July 1915 and buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.


SGT. WILLIAM McKIE, R.F.A.
Not listed by CWGC – outside of time frame.
Note: Some military records refer to him as Kerr William McKie.
William Kerr McKie, Meritorious Service Medal – age 25 – Sergeant (655272) 34th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
William was a grocer and vanman at 76 High Street, Sanquhar when he enlisted in the 3/2nd Lowland Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery as Gunner (699) in July 1915. He was posted to the 50th Battery 34 Brigade in France in September 1916 and served there until May 1919 when as Sergeant (655272) he was demobbed in July 1919. He was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal as Bombardier (655272) in June 1918 “in recognition of valuable services rendered with the Forces in France”. Due to illness, William was granted an army pension in December 1920 but he died in the following year of tuberculosis at his home in Sanquhar.
Born 1896 in Sanquhar. Son of the late Thomas and Janet (Kerr) Mckie.
Brother of John McKie of 76 High Street, Sanquhar.
Died on 9 October 1921 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard.
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PTE. ALEXR. McMURDO, K.O.S.B.
Not listed by CWGC but thought to be:
Alexander McMurdo – age ?? – Private (12294) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander was a coal miner when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed as Private (12294) with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 and came through the battle of Loos in September but suffered from gas poisoning in October and was admitted to hospital in France. He was discharged from the army due to illness in January 1917 and awarded a Silver War Badge (4504)
Born 1891 in Keir, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late James McMurdo and of Annie (Ross) McMurdo of High Street and of Castle Street, Sanquhar.
However I cannot trace his death nor his place of burial
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SGT. GEORGE McMURDO, K.O.S.B.
George McMurdo – age 21 – Sergeant (11239) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was serving with the 2nd KOSB in Ireland when war was declared. He landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 15 August 1914 and fought at Mons. He was wounded at Le Cateau and after operations in hospital in France, he was evacuated to the Royal Victoria Hospital at Netley, Hampshire and then to hospital in Reading. When he recovered he was promoted to Sergeant and landed with the 6th KOSB at Boulogne in May 1915.
George was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1894 at Crawick Mill, Sanquhar. Son of Alexander and Isabella (Drife) McMurdo.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial.
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SGT. JOHN McNAUGHT, CANADIANS.
John McNaught – age 30 – Sergeant (24276) 13th Battalion, (The Royal Highlanders of Canada) Canadian Infantry.
John was brought up by his aunt and uncle and was educated at Sanquhar Public School before he served his apprenticeship as a joiner in Sanquhar. He emigrated to Canada in 1909 and he was a carpenter in Montreal, Quebec when he joined the 5th Regiment, Royal Highlanders of Canada (Black Watch) He attested for overseas service with the 13th Battalion at Valcartier Camp in Quebec in September 1914. The battalion sailed from Canada in October 1914 and, after further training in England, they landed in France in February 1915. John was wounded and admitted to the 13th Stationary Hospital in Boulogne in May but was able to rejoin his battalion until December when he was taken ill with pleurisy. After he recovered he was promoted to Sergeant in June 1916 but was killed two months later.
Born 1886 in Dumfries as John Richardson Tudhope. Son of Margaret Tudhope. Nephew of the late John McNaught and of Agnes (Tudhope) McNaught of Castle Street, Sanquhar. Husband of Gladys McNaught of 37 Fenwick Avenue, Montreal and c/o Mrs Seale of Morin Heights, Quebec who he married in Quebec.
Died of Wounds on 7 August 1916 and buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar.


PTE. THOMAS NEWLANDS, 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 Maxwelltown Burgh and Troqueer Parish War Memorial in Dumfries and on the Laurieknowe School memorial.
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SGT. MATTHEW PARKER, K.O.S.B.
Matthew Parker, Distinguished Conduct Medal – age 25 – Sergeant (240100) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Matthew was educated at Sanquhar Public School. He was a miner with the Sanquhar and Kirkconnel Mining Company and had been a member of the Territorial 5th KOSB for three years when he enlisted as Private (10344) in the Royal Scots Fusiliers in April 1911. He was working at Fauldhead Colliery, Kirkconnel when he was mobilised with the 5th KOSB in August 1914 and as Lance Corporal (1046) he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was awarded a DCM “For conspicuous gallantry on the 14th September, 1915, on the Gallipoli Peninsula. In the course of mining operations the gallery in which Lance-Corporal Parker was working broke through into one of the enemy's galleries. By accurate fire he held off the Turks, who began firing and throwing bombs into our gallery, until he was driven back by fumes, which extinguished all the lights. So soon as the air cleared he returned, and, under heavy fire from the enemy, he plugged up the breach between the two galleries, and thus enabled the charge to be laid which destroyed the enemy's galleries. His bravery and devotion to duty were very marked
He then served in Egypt and Palestine where he was killed at Gaza.
Born 1890 in Craigie, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Son of the late Sarah (Dunn) Parker (died 1904) and of Matthew Parker of Crawick Mill, of Kellobank, Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire and of Windyedge, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Kirkconnel War Memorial, on the Kirkconnel Parish Church WW1 memorial, and on the Sanquhar School memorial.

and his brother

SGT. ROBERT PARKER, K.O.S.B
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Robert Parker – age 32 – Sergeant (396) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert, his father and his brother Matthew had been miners at Gateside Colliery before they moved to Fauldhead Colliery in Kirkconnel. Robert, Matthew and a third brother, Allan, were mobilised with the 5th KOSB in August 1914 but ill-health prevented Robert from joining his brothers in the overseas draft. He died of a perforated stomach ulcer in the Military Hospital at Stobhill in Glasgow.
Born 1883 in Barleith, Riccarton, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Son of the late Elizabeth (McKerrow) Parker (died 1884) and of Matthew Parker of Crawick Mill, of Kellobank, Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire and of Windyedge, Sanquhar.
Died on Service on 11 October 1915 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard Extension (CWG)
Also named on the Kirkconnel War Memorial and on the Kirkconnel Parish Church WW1 memorial
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PTE. JAMES PATERSON, GORDONS.
James Paterson – age 25 – Lance Corporal (S/8308) 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
James was employed in a Brickworks when he enlisted in December 1914. He joined the 2nd in France in March 1915 but was injured and was treated at the 9th General Hospital in Rouen before being evacuated to England in May. He then spent some time with the 3rd Reserve Battalion before he was posted to the 8th Battalion in France in April 1916. Due to frostbite and trench feet he was evacuated to the Western General Hospital in Manchester in February 1917 and it was October before he rejoined the 2nd Battalion in Belgium but he was killed five days later.
Born 1892 in Dumfries as James Johnstone Douglas. Son of Joseph and Jessie (Douglas) Paterson of 5 Fairfield Road, Dumfries who married in 1902 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Husband of Jessie Jane (Edgar) Paterson of Howies Road, Sanquhar and of College Street, Maxwelltown who he married in 1912 in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire as James Johnstone Douglas Paterson.
Missing in Action on 26 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.


PTE. ADAM KERR RIGG, YORKS & LANCS.
Adam Kerr Rigg – age 34 – Private (12/1026) 12th Battalion, (Sheffield City) York and Lancaster Regiment.
Adam was educated at Sanquhar Public School and spent some time at sea, where he became a First Mate in December 1904, before joining his father's business as a spade manufacturer at Crawick Forge, Sanquhar. He enlisted in September 1914 and landed with his battalion in Egypt in December 1915 but moved to France in March 1916. Adam was reported missing on the first day of the battle of the Somme and his remains were recovered from the battlefield after the war.
Born 1882 at Crawick, Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire. Son of James and Janet Hamilton (Kerr) Rigg, of "LeaRig", Crawick, Sanquhar.
Killed in Action on 1 July 1916 and buried in Queens Cemetery, Puisieux, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar.
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PTE. ANDREW RODGER, LONDON MIDDLESEX.
Andrew Rodger – age 20 – Private (G/52864) Middlesex Regiment posted to 19th Battalion, London Regiment.
Andrew was educated at Mennock School and, aged 17, was a blacksmith at Dalpeddar Cottage, Mennock, Sanquhar when he enlisted as Private (083399) in the Army Service Corps in April 1915. He was posted to the Middlesex Regiment in France in May 1915 but was attached to the London Regiment. He was granted leave in July 1918 and returned to France in August but was killed a month later.
Born 1897 in Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire as Andrew Roger. Son of Robert and of Betsy (Young) Roger of Mennock Bridge and of 42 Carronbridge Village, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. His brother Robert was at Mennock Mill.
Missing in Action on 1 September 1918 and named on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
Also named on the School memorial in Mennock Village.

and his brother

PTE. WILLIAM RODGER, R.S
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William Rodger – age 19 – Private (51318) 16th Battalion, (2nd Edinburgh) Royal Scots.
William was educated at Mennock School. He enlisted in Glasgow and joined his battalion in France in March 1918 but was killed less than a month later.
Born 1898 in Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire as William Roger (together with his twin sister Fanny) Son of Robert and of Betsy (Young) Roger of Mennock Bridge and of 42 Carronbridge Village, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 16 April 1918 and named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the School memorial in Mennock Village.
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L-CPL. ANDREW SHANKLAND, K.O.S.B.
Andrew McAdam Shankland – age 20 – Lance Corporal (13734) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Andrew was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was an athlete and a footballer with Kello Rovers. He was a shoemaker in Sanquhar when he enlisted and he landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 He had been through the battle of Loos in September and was due to go on leave when he was fatally wounded. Andrew died four days later in the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station in Bethune.
Born 1895 in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire and also registered in Sanquhar where his father, a postman, was domiciled. Son of the late Jane or Jean (McAdam) Shankland and of David Shankland of 57 High Street, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 7 February 1916 and buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar.


SGT. GEORGE SHARP, LONDON SCOTTISH.
George Sharp – age 29– Sergeant (1798) 1/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish)
George was educated at Sanquhar Public School and had served his apprentice as a grocer in Sanquhar. He was working in the Telegraphic Department of the General Post Office in London when he enlisted and he landed with his battalion at Le Havre in September 1914. George was serving in the battalion's signals section when he was killed while trying to repair telephone lines under heavy fire during the battle of Loos.
Born 1886 in Sanquhar. Son of William and Isabella (Blackwood) Sharp of Flowery Bank, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar.

and his brother

GUNNER WILLIAM SHARP, R.G.A
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William Sharp – age 25 – Gunner (152710) 119th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
William was educated at Sanquhar Public School and ran a grocery and provision business in Sanquhar until he was called up in 1916.
Born 1892 in Sanquhar. Son of William and Isabella (Blackwood) Sharp of Flowery Bank, Sanquhar.
Died of Wounds on 26 October 1917 and buried in Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar.
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L-CPL. ROBERT SHARP, K.O.S.B.
Robert Kerr Sharp – age 31 – Lance Corporal (1819) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was educated at Sanquhar Public School and had served his apprenticeship as a mason but he worked at the electric power station at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel. He had served in the Territorial 5th KOSB for about 16 years. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed during the battle at Achi Baba Nullah.
Born 1884 in Sanquhar. Son of the late James Sharp and of Mary (Kerr) Sharp of Church Road and of the Public School House, Sanquhar.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial


PTE. JOHN SMITH, K.O.S.B.
John Smith – age 22 – Private (240908) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was educated at Sanquhar Public School and was a miner at Gateside Colliery, Kirkconnel when he enlisted. He landed as Private (2803) with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine, where he was wounded, before moving with his battalion to France in April 1918.
Born 1896 in Lochrutton, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late William and Mary Jane (Hutton) Smith of Crawick Mill, Sanquhar.
He named his sisters Mary, Jessie, Andrina, and Nelly as his legatees.
Died of Wounds on 26 July 1918 and buried in Senlis French National Cemetery, Oise, France.
Also named on the Sanquhar School memorial and on the St. Ninian's Church memorial in Sanquhar.


L-CPL. WALTER SMITH, K.O.S.B.
Walter Smith – age 25 – Private (14385) 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Walter served his apprenticeship as a joiner and cartwright in Sanquhar. He enlisted in October 1914 and landed with his battalion at Boulogne in May 1915 but was killed four months later during the battle of Loos.
Born 1890 in Holywood, Dumfriesshire as Walter Halliday Smith. Son of William Smith, Coal Merchant at Holywood Station, and Sarah (Halliday) Smith of Polar Cottage, Holywood.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Holywood Parish War Memorial and on the Mennock Village War Memorial.
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