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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Southwick (Caulkerbush) Reply with quote

This memorial is for the men of Southwick and is situated at a T junction in the hamlet of Caulkerbush.

OS Ref: NX 9277 5717 (by GPS)

It is not listed on UKNIWM

There are 2 main shots because I like them both and couldn't decide which to exclude.





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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: SOUTHWICK WW1 Reply with quote

Sgt. Mgr. G.W. KENNEDY, DCM MM.
George William Kennedy, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal – age 35 – Company Sergeant Major (418239) 42nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders), Canadian Infantry.
George (known as “Dod”) had been brought up in his grandmother's home at 14 Market Square in Maxwelltown after the death of his mother in 1884 and in 1901 was an apprentice plasterer, lodging in College Street. He became a professional footballer with Lincoln, Chelsea and, by 1911, with Brentford before he left for Canada in 1914. He was working as a plasterer when he enlisted in Montreal in March 1915. He arrived in England in June and went to France in October 1915. He was promoted to CSM in February 1916 and was awarded a M.M. in October 1916, a DCM in the following December, “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent good work throughout, and has at all times under fire set a splendid example”, and was Mentioned in Despatches in May 1918. George died in the 9th Canadian Field Ambulance.
Born 1882 at Dumfries. Son of the late Agnes (Dickson) Kennedy and of George William Kennedy of Auchenskeoch, Southwick. Step-son of Mary Ann (Clarke) Kennedy who had married George in 1895 in Dumfries,
Died of Wounds on 16 November 1917 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,Ypres, Belgium.
Also named on the Maxwelltown Burgh and Troqueer Parish War Memorial in Dumfries.


Pte. A.S. CAMERON, MM.
Andrew Stewart Cameron, Private (72193) 44th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Age 22.
Andrew enlisted in January 1916 and served as Private (21996) in the 8th Cameron Highlanders. He transferred to 44th MGC, attached to 7th Cameron Highlanders. He served at the Somme, Ypres and Arras and was awarded the M.M. as 72193 Pte. A. S. Cameron, M.G. Corps (Southwick, Dumfries) in September 1917.
Born 1895 at Millbank, Southwick. Son of James and Elizabeth Cameron of Millbank, Southwick.
Killed in Action on 2 March 1918, buried at Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Arras, France.


Pte. A.Ed. DAVIDSON
Adam Edward Davidson, Private (40281) 1/4th Battalion, Royal Scots (Queen's Own Edinburgh Rifles). Age 33.
Adam enlisted June 1916 and served in France as Private (25120) with the 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers and as Private (40281) with the 12th Royal Scots. He was posted to the 1/4th Royal Scots in Palestine and was wounded at Gaza in October 1917. Adam died in the 66th Casualty Clearing Station at Deir el Belah.
Born 1884 at Lower Glensome, Southwick. Son of Adam and Marion Davidson of Bogfoot, Southwick. Husband of Agnes (Hamilton) Davidson of Drumshinnoch, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire who he married in 1914 in Tynron, Dumfriesshire.
Died of wounds on 6 November 1917, buried at Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: SOUTHWICK WW1 Reply with quote

Pte. JAS. NICHOLSON
James Nicholson, Private (17397) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 33.
James enlisted in January 1915 and landed in France on 22 April 1915. He was killed a week later.
Born 1882 at Closeburn, Dumfries. Son of William and Sarah Nicholson of Loaningfoot, Preston Mill, Southwick. Husband of Barbara (Fergusson) Nicholson of Southwick Home Farm and of Port Severn, Ontario, Canada who he married in 1902 at Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 30 April 1915, buried at Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.


Pte. JNO. NICHOLSON
John Nicholson, Private (219309) 1/7th battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 26.
John was a Territorial in the 5th King's Own Scottish Borderers and served on “Home Duties” including on the Forth Bridge guard, until his time expired in April 1916. He re-enlisted and was posted to the 1/7th Gordons where he served in the Lewis Gun Section. John died of bronco-pneumonia in the 42nd Casualty Clearing Station at Aubigny.
Born 1890 at Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James Nicholson of Mainsriddle, Southwick.
Died on active service on 27 March 1917 and buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Arras, France.


Cpl. JAS. THOMSON
James Thomson, Corporal (2262) 16th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF. Age 31.
James enlisted in March 1915 at Perth, Western Australia and joined his Battalion in July 1915 at Gallipoli, Turkey where he wounded in action. After the withdrawal from Gallipoli the Battalion were moved to France and in August 1916 he was again wounded in action. He rejoined his unit in December but on 9 January 1917 he was killed when the roof of a building collapsed while he was leading a work party to clear the cellar.
Born 1885 at Shawhead, New Abbey. Son of James and Elizabeth Thomson of Knockenhooly, Southwick.
Died on active service on 9 January 1917 and buried at Dartmouth Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Albert, France.

and his brother

Pte. R. THOMSON

Robert Thomson, Private (40294) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. Age 34.
Robert enlisted in June 1916 as Private (25149) in the 7th/8th King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was transferred to the 12th Royal Scots in France October 1916.
Born 1882 at Shawhead, New Abbey. Son of James and Elizabeth Thomson of Knockenhooly, Southwick.
Robert was a gamekeeper at Kirkland, Irongray when he married Jessie (Scott) Thomson in 1914 at Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in Action on 21 October 1916, buried at Bazentin-le-Petit Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Also named on the Irongray Parish War Memorial, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: SOUTHWICK WW1 Reply with quote

Cpl. H SEGGIE and Pte. JAS SEGGIE
Hugh Seggie, Lance Corporal (S/21989) Born 1895. Age 21.
James Seggie, Private (S/21998) Born 1893. Age 23.
Sons of Hugh and Mary Seggie of Bogknowe, Southwick.
The brothers enlisted January 1916 in 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was reported missing in action on 7 September 1916 and just over a month later Hugh was reported missing in action on 13 October 1916.
They are named the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


Pte. T WIGHT
George Thomas Wight, Private (16110) 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 17.
George was, like his father, a shepherd at Borland, Southwick when he enlisted in December 1914. He died of scarlet fever in the Cambridge Hospital in Aldershot while still in training.
Born 1897 at Glencairn, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Mary Wight of Borland of Southwick and of Terregles Lodge, Dumfries.
Died on service on 14 February 1915 and buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:50 pm    Post subject: SOUTHWICK WW1 Reply with quote

Pte. JAS CHALMERS
Thought to be:
William Chalmers, Private (13324) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 19.
William was educated at Southwick school. He enlisted in January 1915 and joined his battalion in France in October 1915.
Born 1897 at Selby, Yorkshire. Son of Thomas (Gamekeeper) and Rachel (Simpson) Chalmers of Auchenskeoch, Southwick, of Glenlair, Parton and of High Ardwell, Gatehouse-of-Fleet.
Killed in Action on 16 September 1916, buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.


Pte. J C FRASER
All records spell his name as Frazer
James Crag Frazer, Private (3272) 1/10th Battalion, (Liverpool Scottish) The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Age 21.
A former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School, James enlisted in September 1914 and landed with his battalion in France on 1 November 1914.
Born at Glensome, Southwick. Son of Thomas William Frazer and Jessie J. (Craig) Frazer of 204 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool and formerly of Glensone, Southwick.
Killed in Action on 4 February 1915, buried at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial as PTE. JAMES C. FRAZER, LIVERPOOLS.


Gnr. T KIRKLAND
Thomas Lindsay Kirkland, 1st Class Petty Officer (170934) Royal Naval Reserve. Age 38.
Thomas had joined the Royal Navy in June 1894 when he was 18 and served throughout his life. He was awarded East and West Africa Medal (Benin Expedition), Naval General Service Medal (Persian Gulf). He qualified as a Petty Officer (Gunner) in November 1913 and joined HMS Hogue in July 1914 but was killed when his ship was sunk in the North Sea by the German submarine U-9.
Born at Campbelltown, Argyllshire. Son of Daniel and Mary (Lindsay) Kirkland of Upper Barnbarroch, Colvend, where he lived from about 1881 until he joined the Royal Navy. Husband of Louisa M. A. (Allen) Kirkland of 2 Franche Court Road, Lower Tooting, London who he married in 1913 at Wandsworth, London.
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea on 22 September 1914 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Also named on Colvend Parish War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: SOUTHWICK WW1 Reply with quote

Pte. J. F. McADAM
James Ferrol McAdam, Private (2925) 1/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 21.
James was a ploughman at Smithtown, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in January 1915 He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1894 at Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Mary (Ferrol) McAdam of Tororrie Farm, Kirkbean/Southwick.
His mother was living at Tinwald Downs, Dumfries when he was reported killed.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Beeswing Village WW1 Memorial, on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the memorial in Locharbriggs Village hall in Dumfries.


Pte. J. McWHIRTER
John McWhirter, Private (11523) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 19.
John was a former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School. He enlisted in December 1912 and was serving in the 2nd KOSB Machine Gun Section when he landed with his battalion at Le Havre on 15 August 1914. He was reported to have been buried by his comrades.
Born 1895 at Southwick. Son of Peter and Mary Agnes (Patton) McWhirter of Burn Street and Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie and of Friars Vennel, Dumfries. Killed in Action on 2 June 1915 and named on the Ypres(Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on Dalbeattie War Memorial.


and his brother

Pte. W. McWHIRTER

William McWhirter, Private (9275) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 31.
William had joined the army as a boy and served with the Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War. He was working as a ploughman when he re-enlisted in January 1904 as a Driver in the Royal Engineers but he was posted to the 1st Gordon Highlanders. He went to India in January 1905 and served there until he was placed on the Army Reserve in January 1912. He was mobilised in August 1914 and joined his battalion in France at the end of that month. He was wounded in September and admitted to the 9th Stationary Hospital in St. Nazaire before being evacuated home. He returned to France on 3 December 1915 but was killed less than two weeks later.
Born 1883 at Tinwald, Dumfriesshire. Son of Peter and Mary Agnes (Patton) McWhirter of Burn Street and Maxwell Street, Dalbeattie and of Friars Vennel, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 14 December 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial.

On the 14 December 1914 the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders were ordered to attack a strongly wired position, up a hill and with mud a foot deep, at Maedelstede Farm. Of the 560 men who set off almost 260 were later listed as killed, wounded or missing.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: SOUTHWICK WW1 Reply with quote

Pte. W. SHENNAN
William Shennan, Private (16179) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 24.
William enlisted in the 9th (Reserve) Battalion KOSB from Airdrie Farm, Southwick in September 1914 and joined the 1st KOSB at Gallipoli in August 1915.
Born 1892 at Urr (Dalbeattie). Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Shennon of Port Street, Dalbeattie and of Tororrie Farm, Preston Mill, Kirkbean/Southwick.
Missing in Action on 14 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Kirkbean War Memorial.


Pte. W. STROYAN
William Stroyan, Private (9902) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders, Age 32.
William was a farm servant when he enlisted as Private (5255) in the Camerons in March 1900. He was posted to the 1st Battalion in March 1902. In total he spent 12 years in the army, including in the South African Wars, before he was discharged in March 1912. He re-enlisted in August 1914 and joined his battalion in France in September.
Born 1882 at Mainriddle, Southwick. Son of Police Constable William Stroyan of Path Cottage, Blackcraig, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire and of his first wife Lillian McLelland (Kelly) Stroyan. Lillian died in 1885 in Colvend Parish.
Missing in Action on 11 November 1914 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Minnigaff Parish War Memorial together with two other brothers, Charles and John.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: SOUTHWICK WW2 Reply with quote

1939 WORLD WAR 1945

Lieut. J. G. BARTON

John Geoffry Barton, Lieutenant (323981) 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Age 21.
John was educated at Winchester College and at the Royal Military College Sandhurst from where he was commissioned to the RAC in June 1944. He joined the 9th Lancers in Italy in September 1944 and had two tanks knocked out at Faenza. His health broke down and he had to be evacuated to hospital in Surrey where he died after a long illness.
Born 1924 at Southwick. Son of Captain Philip Geoffry Barton M.C. and Irene May (Shelford) Barton of Auchenskeoch, Southwick and grandson of the late Major General Sir Geoffry Barton of Craigs, Dumfries.
Died on 22 August 1945 and buried at Dumfries Cemetery. (CWG)


Sgt. A. BEATTIE
Alan Beattie, Sergeant (1824754) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Age 20.
Alan was working at Mersehead, Southwick when he enlisted. He was an Air Gunner on his Lancaster bomber which had taken off from RAF Upwood in Huntingdonshire for a raid on the Krupps works at Essen in the Ruhr. The aircraft crashed near Achtmal on the Dutch/Belgian border.
Born 1924 at Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late William Beattie of Mersehead, Southwick and of Margaret Beattie of Carswadda, Lochanhead.
Killed in Action on 27 April 1944 and buried in Zundert Protestant Churchyard, Netherlands.


Pte. G. W. McV. GORDON
George William McVittie Gordon, Private (3189647) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 21.
George was killed near Kirkton, Roxburgh as the result of a motor cycle accident. His friend and passenger John Gardiner, Private (3188363) died the following day in Hawick Hospital. They had been visiting family and were returning to base.
Born 1920 at Kirkmichael, Dumfries. Son of Alexander and Jane Gordon of Troqueer, Dumfriesshire. Husband of Rosemary (Wootton) Gordon who he married in early 1941 in Northumberland.
Died on service on 4 July 1941 and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery. (CWG)


Pte. J. K. HUNTER
James Kirk Hunter, Private (3190517) Headquarters Company, Pioneer Platoon, 7th (Airborne) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Airlanding Brigade. Age 36.
Born 1907 at Johnstone, Dumfries. Son of James Kirk and Annie Stitt Hunter of Bogfoot, Southwick. Husband of Mary Elizabeth (Dalgleish) Hunter of Southwick who he married in 1929 at Westerkirk, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 23 September 1944 and buried at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Holland.
The first of the Horsa Gliders carrying the 7th KOSB landed at Arnhem on the first day of the battle, Sunday 17 September 1944, to secure the Ginkel Heath position for the 4th Parachute Brigade. On 23 September the battalion were defending the perimeter near Oosterbeek Hoog railway station.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details and photos sent to UKNIWM 21 Jan 2012.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:59 am    Post subject: John Nicholson - Photo found Reply with quote

John Nicholson Pte 291309 7th Gordon Highlanders b Kirkbean,Kirkcud'sh Died F&F 27/03/1917 Son of James Nicholson of Mainsriddle, Southwick. (Lewis Gun Section). Formerly 3/5th Battalion, KOSB. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Fr 0095 Plot I Row J Grave 09 Dumfries & Galloway Standard 7-4-17 Page 6 : Photo
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 63351
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