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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:48 pm    Post subject: Colmonell Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Located in the East Vestibule of St Colmon's Church, Colmonell







My thanks to Ken Morrison who has helped me in finding the background to some of the men named on the Roll of Honour.


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The board reads:

The names of the men belonging to or connected with the parish of Colmonell who served in the Great War 1914-18. Those whose names are written in gold [*] gave their lives for their King and Country.
Alexander, James
Alexander, J Murray
Anderson, David
Arnold, Walter
Ballantyne, Robert
*Bell, Alexander
Bone, Thomas
Bordin, Hugh
Brechin, William
Broadbent, Frank
Broadfoot, William
Bryden, James
Bryden, John
Bryden, John
*Burton, Gilbert
Cairns, William
*Caitens, John
*Caldwell, James
Caldwell, Robert
Caldwill, William
Campbell, Alexander
Campbell, George
Campbell, Gilbert
Campbell, James
Campbell, John
Campbell, William
Clark, James
Clark, William
Cooke, Thomas
Corsar, Robert G
Dalgleish, James
*Haldane, Campbell G
* Haldane, W Eddie
Hale, David
Hale, John
Halliday, Wilial
Harris, David
Harris, Robert
Herron, Alexander
* Herton, Samuel
Davidson, Charles
Davidson, David
* Davidson, John
Davidson, John H
Davidson, Robert
Diamond, James
Dorkin, John
Douglas, Charles
Downie, Gilbert
Downie, Peter
Dryburgh, William
* Drynan, J H St C
Drynan, John
Drynan, Matthew
Drynan, Ramsay
Drynan, Robert
Drynan, Thomas
Drynan, T Kennedy
Farish, Rev CW
Ferguson, John
Gallacher, Alfred
Gallacher, Thomas
Gallacher, William
Gardiner, James
Gibson, Alexander
* Gibson, Robert McL
Gibson, Thomas Ross
* Gill, Charles
Gordon, Thomas
Gracie, John H
Gracie, Robert
Gracie, William
McConnel, Douglas T
McConnel , Merrick
McConnel, William
* McConnochie, William
McCreath, Alexander
* McCreath, George
* McCreath, Hugh
McCreath, James
* McCreath, Thomas
Hunter, James
Hunter, James Robert
Hutchison, James
Hutchison, Samuel
Hutchison, William
* Inglis, Andrew
Ingram, John
* Johnstone, Edward J
Johnstone, FL
Jones, William
Kelly, William
Kelly, David
Kelly, James
* Kelly, John
* Kelly, Joseph
* Kelly, Thomas
Kennedy, John
Kennedy, William M
Kevan, William
Kirkpatrick, Thomas
Lees, Andrew
* Linden, Alexander
Linden, George
Littlewood, Robert H
Logan, John
Logan, John
Logan, Thomas
* Meikle, Gilbert
Montgomery, James
Muir, Alexander
Murchie, John McC
Murdoch, John
Murray, Hugh
* Murray, William
McBlain, Andrew
McCall, JB Pollok
* McCallum, John D
McCallum, Thomas
* McClung, Thomas
McClung, Thomas
* Prichard, Frank H
* Prichard, F Giles
* Prichard, Rowland G
Quinn, Hugh
Ralph, Arthur
* Rennie, Andrew
* McCreadie, JF
McCrindle, Andrew
McCrindle, David
* McCrindle, John
McCrindle, Thomas
McCririck, Homer
McEwen, JHF
McEwen, JRD
McFadzean, David
McFadzean, James
McGeoch, David
McGrady, John
McGregor, Archibald
* McKenzie, Harles
* McKenzie, Donald
McKenzie, James
McKenzie, Robert
McKinnon, Robert
McLaughlan, John
McLennan, Malcolm
* McMail, William
McNaught, Alexander
* McNeillie, Robert
McQuaker, John
McQuaker, John Milroy
* McQuaker, Thomas
McQuaker, William
McQuaker, William
McWhirter, Archibald
McWhirter, David
McWhirter, Hugh
McWhirter, James
McWhirter, Robert
McWhirter, William
McWhirter, William
McWilliam, John
Nelson, David
Nisbet, Edward
Nisbet, James
Snow, William Chas
Steel, Thomas Scott
Stratton, James
Telfer, Robert
Templeton, James
Templeton, Thomas
* Rennie, Ebenezer
Rennie, James
Reyburn, Hugh T
Reyburn, Matthew
* Richmond, Andrew J
Ritchie, George
Ritchie, John S
* Ritchie, William F
Ross, John
Ross, Peter
Sherry, Robert
Thomson, William
* Tinn, Farquhar Gray
Walker, Andrew
Walker, William
* Watson, Boyd
Wemyss, Peter
Whittaker, Edmund
Wilson, Douglas
Wilson, James
Wilson, James
Wilson, James
Ogg, John (Added)


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Name: BELL, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 12th Bn
Date of Death: 3/10/1918
Age: 19
Service No: 59464
Additional information: Son of James and Margaret Bell, of Dalquhandy Farm, Coalburn, Lanarkshire. Born at Barr, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: I E 9
Cemetery: Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension

Identified by Eric McQuarrie on the Roll of Honour website as being born at Barr but resident at Colmonell. See www.roll-of-honour.com/Ayrshire/Colmonell.html
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Named on Colmonell War memorial as:
Name: HALDANE, ANDREW CAMPBELL
Initials: AC
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 4th Bn
Date of Death: 25/9/1918
Service No: 295524
Grave Reference: I A 10
Cemetery: Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension
SNWM states born Partick
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Name: HALDANE, WILLIAM EDWARD
Initials: WE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 25/10/1918
Service No: 28378
Grave Reference: S II II 8
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
SNWM states born Glasgow and formerly 2nd Bn formerly 848 Lanark Yeomanry
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Name: HEARTON, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 14/7/1915
Service No: 7020
Grave Reference: D 50
Cemetery: Lancashire Landing Cemetery
SNWM states born Maybole
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Name: DAVIDSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment, 8th Bn
Date of Death: 15/10/1918
Age: 32
Additional information: Son of the late William and Annabella Davidson, of Colmonell, Ayrshire. M.A. (Hons.) Edinburgh.
Grave Reference: 8
Cemetery: Neufchatel -Hardelot (Neufchatel) Churchyard
From Edinburgh University Roll of Honour: Davidson, John born 1885. Ayr Academy; Dux. Student of Arts 1902-06. MA (Hons Hist) 1906. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Private, Aug 1915. Corporal, Border Regiment; 2nd Lieut May 1917. France. Killed in action on 15th Oct 1917.
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Name: BURTON, GILBERT
Initials: G
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry, 52nd Bn
Date of Death: 28/9/1918
Age: 31
Service No: 256411
Additional Information: Son of Hamilton and Helen Burton, of Drumgrier, Pinwherry, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Grave reference: B 32
Cemetery: Crest Cemetery, Fontaine-Notre Dame
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Name: CAITENS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 30/7/1916
Service No: 22973
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3c
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
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Name: CALDWELL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 10/4/1917
Age: 24
Service No: 278847
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Annie Caldwell, of Colmonell, Ayrshire; husband of Annie McMastis Caldwell, of 28, Sinclair St., Milngavie, Dumbartonshire.
Grave Reference: I L 22
Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
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Name: DRYNAN, JOHN HUGH
Initials: JH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5th Bn
Date of Death: 8/5/1918
Age: 25
Additional information: Son of Jane S. Drynan, of "The Yett," Colmonell, Ayrshire, and the late David Drynan.
Panel Reference: Panel 68 to 70 and 162 and 162A
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial
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Name: MCCONNOCHIE, WILLIAM J
Initials: WJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps, 5th Sqdn
Date of Death: 8/10/1915
Age: 28
Additional information: Son of Thomas McConnochie, of Ayr.
Grave Reference: II A 2
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
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Name: LINDEN, ALEXANDER JAMES
Initials: AJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 14/1/1916
Age: 29
Service No: 7892
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Jane Linden, of Cladda House, Pinwherry, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: C VI 3
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
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Name: MEIKLE, GILBERT
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st/5th Bn
Date of Death: 12/7/1915
Age: 21
Service No: 8356
Additional information: Son of Robert and Mary Meikle,of Ballantrae, Ayr.
Panel Reference: Addenda Panel
Memorial: Helles Memorial

Also named on Ballantrae War Memorial


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Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 15th Bn. Formerly (2646) Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 27
Service No: 40948
Additional information: Husband of Annie Murray of 1 Jane St, Colmonell, Ayrshire
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15C
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
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