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Kenneth Morrison



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PTE. IRVING SMITH, R.S.
Irving Smith age Private (59423) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots.
Irving 18 was a ploughman at Nether Hutton Farm, Sibbaldbie when he enlisted as Private (23794) in the KOSB in January 1916 He was transferred to the 79th Training Battalion in June before being transferred again as Private (38274) to the 3rd Scottish Rifles in December and then sent to France in March 1918 where he was posted to the 12th Royal Scots.
Born 1897 in Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire. Son of Thomas and Mary Smith of Nether Hutton and of Muirhouse, Lockerbie.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1918 Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial.


PTE. JOHN SWORD, A.&S.H.
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John Sword age 18 Private (2238) 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
John was a farm servant when he enlisted in August 1914. He was posted to his battalion in France in February 1915 but died of a head wound in the 13th General Hospital in Boulogne.
Born 1897 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Jemima (Hall) Sword of Hollee, Kirkpatrick Fleming.
Died of Wounds on 28 May 1915 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Kirkpatrick Fleming Parish War Memorial together with his brother William Sword, Gunner (59087) "X" 9th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died of his wounds on 19 July 1916.


L.CPL. CHARLES THOMSON, H.L.I.
Charles Stewart Thomson age 21 Lance Corporal (1991) 1/5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Charles enlisted in Glasgow and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in July 1915. He was wounded and evacuated to hospital in Dundee where he died of his wounds.
Born 1894 in Kilmun, Argyllshire. Son of the late Charles Thomson of Jardine Hall, Applegarth and of Jessie Jane (McNaughton) Thomson of Cleughfoots, Lockerbie.
Died of Wounds on 14 December 1915 and Applegarth Parish Churchyard Extension. (CWG)
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial.

and his brother

SGT. GEO.THOMSON, D.C.M. K.O.S.B
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George Thomson, Distinguished Conduct Medal age 29 Sergeant (5282 & 241579) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
George worked for a butcher in Lockerbie before he enlisted. He joined his battalion in Egypt and served in Palestine before the battalion moved to France in April 1918. He was awarded a DCM as 241579 Cpl. (A./Sjt.) G. Thomson, l/5th Bn., K.O.S.B., T.F. (Lockerbie) He has continuously shown great courage and initiative. In particular at the action of Beugneux, on 29th July, he showed marked gallantry and leadership of men, and when all his officers had become casualties, he brought the company out of action.
George was killed in the battalion's last action of the war at Tieghem. He was re-interred at Harlebeke in June 1920.
Born 1889 Bowhouse Cottage, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Charles Thomson of Jardine Hall, Applegarth and of Jessie Jane (McNaughton) Thomson of Cleughfoots, Lockerbie. Husband of the late Janet (Richardson) Thomson who he married in 1914 in Johnstone, Dumfriesshire. Janet died in December 1918 in Applegarth.
Killed in Action on 31 October 1918 and buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial.
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1939 1945

L.CPL. GEORGE ARNOTT, S.HIGH
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George Arnott age 26 Corporal (3194274) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
George was working as a rabbit trapper in Dalswinton, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in April 1940.
Born 1916 in Hutton & Corrie Parish, Dumfriesshire. Son of Alexander and Mary Arnott of Dinwoodie, Applegarth.
Died of Wounds on 2 November 1942 and buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.


GDMN. WILLIAM JOHN RICHARDSON, S.G.
William John Richardson age 28 Guardsman (2698141) 4th Battalion, Scots Guards.
William had been a groom at The Hawke and at Kirkwood, Lockerbie and at The Barony, Dumfries.
He was working as a stud groom at Gillmillcrofts in Ayrshire when he enlisted. He had married eleven weeks before his death which was the result of a traffic accident in Warminster in Wiltshire when the truck in which he was travelling back to his barracks, crashed into the side of a building.
Born 1914 in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. Son of Daniel and Janet Reid (Warren) Richardson of the Stables, Jardine Hall, Applegarth. Husband of Margaret or Maggie (Jamieson) Richardson of 9 Woodlands Road, Sorn, Ayrshire who he married in 1942 in Sorn.
Died on Active Service on 1 January 1943 and buried in Sorn Parish Churchyard. (CWG)


GUN. GLADSTONE SCOTT, R.A.
Gladstone Scott age 25 Gunner (987198) 129 Battery, 15 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
In November, 1940, the 15 (Isle of Man) Regiment embarked for the Middle East, disembarking in Egypt. The 129 Battery sailed for Crete, where in May 1941, they were taken prisoner. 129 was the last defensive Battery in action in Crete before it was overrun by the German forces.
(Source: Manx Aviation Preservation Society)
Gladstone was assisting his father on the farm at Uppercleugh when he enlisted in 1940. He was killed in an accident at Stalag IV - C, in Czechoslovakia and buried in Tsausch POW Camp Cemetery at Brux (now called Most) He was re-interred in Prague in August 1947.
Born 1920 in Dryfesdale. Son of Gladstone and Annie Murray (Jackson) Scott of Uppercleugh, Applegarth, Lockerbie.
Died on Service on 15 February 1945 and buried in Prague War Cemetery, Czech Republic.


A.B. JAMES WAUGH, R.N.
James Waugh age 21 Able Seaman (D/JX 363278) H.M.S. Prince Leopold, Royal Navy.
James worked in Brown Brothers, butchers, in Lockerbie when he enlisted in 1942. The Belgian ferry Prince Leopold was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to a Landing Ship Infantry. She landed troops on Sicily in 1943 and in June 1944 on Sword beach in Normandy. She was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-621 in the English Channel.
Born c.1923 in Dumfries. Son of the late Elizabeth (Coltart) Waugh of Dinmount House, Ecclefechan and of Thomas Waugh of Muirhousehead Cottages, Applegarth.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 29 July 1944 and named on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
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