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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Biggar Cemetery Reply with quote

From South Lanarkshire website:

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The present church was built in 1545 and the churchyard was extended by additional lairs which border the original graveyard. The next extension, Biggar New Cemetery opened in 1896 while Biggar Crofts, the latest extension opened in 1930. Lairs can only be purchased at the time of burial within this cemetery. The cemetery will continue to provide for future generations as well as accommodating interments and scattered remains in family lairs. There are records for the Churchyard and Biggar Mid dating back to 1912, and from 1934 for Biggar New and Biggar Crofts.


Number of identified CWGC burials: 7

Photos provided by Morag White.

Names of those buried or commemorated here:

BARR, JOHN BARCLAY
DOHERTY, JOHN PATRICK
JACKSON, JAMES ARCHIBALD
KERR, GEORGE
PORTEOUS, J
RITCHIE, MATTHEW ROY
VANCE, MELROSE
WEIR, JOHN PHILIP
WEIR WILSON, JOHN
WHITFIELD, JAMES


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JACKSON, JAMES ARCHIBALD

Rank:Pilot Officer
Trade:Air Bomber
Service No:139721
Date of Death:08/07/1943
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 310.
Cemetery:BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kellock Jackson, of Biggar.


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KERR, GEORGE

Rank:Private
Service No:440074
Date of Death:23/11/1916
Age:34
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: Grave 363
Cemetery:BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of George and Mary Black Kerr, of Biggar, Scotland; husband of C. Kerr, of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

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PORTEOUS, J

Rank:Sapper
Service No:48796
Date of Death:28/01/1919
Age:37
Regiment/Service:Royal Engineers "G" Depot Coy.
Grave Reference: Grave 238
Cemetery:BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Mrs. Helen Porteous, of Kirk Style, Biggar.

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RITCHIE, MATTHEW ROY

Rank:Sergeant
Trade:W.Op./Air Gnr.
Service No:631868
Date of Death:10/01/1941
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force 75 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Sec. B. Grave 41.
Cemetery:BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Robert and Catherine Q. Ritchie, of Biggar.

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VANCE, MELROSE

Rank:Sergeant
Trade:Air Gnr.
Service No:1823455
Date of Death:09/06/1944
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 467 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 245.
Cemetery:BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of James and Mary Vance, of Biggar.

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WEIR WILSON, JOHN

Rank:Corporal
Service No:3135886
Date of Death:14/01/1944
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 360.
Cemetery:BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:(served as WILSON). Son of John and Jean Weir Wilson, of Biggar; husband of Chrissie T. Wilson, of Law.

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WEIR, JOHN PHILIP

Rank:Gunner
Service No:1545792
Date of Death:24/07/1945
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Royal Artillery 19 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 419.
Cemetery:BIGGAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Walter W. Weir and Louisa Philip Weir, of Biggar.


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WHITEFIELD, JAMES

Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:3249581
Date of Death:03/02/1944
Age:24
Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and No. 9 Commando
Grave Reference: XIX. K. 22.
Cemetery:CASSINO WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of John and Sarah Whitefield, of Biggar, Lanarkshire.

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BARR, JOHN BARCLAY

Rank:Lieut-Commander Surgeon
Date of Death:03/11/1940
Age:30
Regiment/Service:Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M.S. Patroclus.
Panel Reference: Panel 44. Column 2.
Memorial:PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of John and Elizabeth W. Barr

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname: DOHERTY
Forenames: John Patrick
Rank: Corporal
Service: Royal Air Force
Service Number: 4128983
Station: RAF Innsworth
Date of Birth: 05 January 1932
Age: 24
Date of Death: 08 July 1956
Cemetery: Biggar Cemetery
Grave Reference: Section B, Number 72
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: No
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

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