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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:53 am    Post subject: Inch Parish, Castle Kennedy Reply with quote

UKNIWM 44424

OS Map Ref: NX 100 603

The memorial takes the form of a bronze plaque in the recess formed by a bricked up doorway on the exterior of Inch Parish Church.
Note that there are no WW2 names and there is no memorial inside the church. I have yet to confirm if/where there may be a WW2 memorial for the parish.











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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:33 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

Thomas Brown, Cameron Highlanders
John Fagan, Royal Scots
Alexander Fleming, Royal Army Service Corps
Andrew F. Forster, Australian Infantry
William Forster, Australian Infantry
Thomas J. Hamilton, Royal Scots Fusiliers
William Hill, Royal Scots Fusiliers
John Jess, Scottish Rifles
William Kennedy, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Charles Kerr, Royal Scots Fusiliers
William Kilgalan, Royal Scots Fusiliers
James R. Marchbanks, King's Own Scottish Borderers
James Martin, Seaforth Highlanders
Thomas Milroy, Canadian Forces
Robert Mitchell, Royal Scots
John McCarlie, Kings' Own Scottish Borderers
Peter McClymont, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Walter McCrae, Royal Field Artillery
James McGarrie, Scots Guards
Henry McHarrie, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Robert McM. McKie, Scots Guards
William W. McLagan, Argyll & Sutherland Highs.
James McLelland, Scots Guards
John McMeekin, 28th Canadians
John Neville, Royal Highlanders
Robert G. Reid, Scots Guards
John Slaven, Kings' Own Scottish Borderers
Andrew Smith, Royal Scots
George McD. Smith, Seaforth Highlanders
James B. Smith, Royal Irish Lancers
Daniel Torrance, Royal Marine Light Infantry
James Wilson, Lovats Scouts
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Pte. Andrew Forrester Forster Reply with quote

Andrew F. Forster, Australian Infantry

(Glasgow Herald 17th June 1915)
"Killed in action in the Dardanelles, on 5th June, Andrew F. Forster, Australian Infantry, aged 27, second son of Mrs Wm. Forster, Mains of Larg, New Luce."

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FORSTER, ANDREW FORRESTER
Rank: Private
Service No: 174
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 11th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. H. 3.
Cemetery: LONE PINE CEMETERY, ANZAC
Additional Information: Son of William and Ellen Forster, of Mains of Larg, Newluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland. His brother William Forster also fell.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if further research has been carried out but I get the feeling this may not have been the original location of this memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Not sure if further research has been carried out but I get the feeling this may not have been the original location of this memorial.


Nope, it's always been there. From 'The Faithful, the Fallen and the Forgotten' by Julia C MacDonald (2011)

"On Sunday 11th April 1920, after a very well attended service in Inch, led by Rev Gilfillan and Rev Hair, the congregation made their way out of the church and round to the old doorway that faced the gate to the main road towards Glenluce.

In the presence of the Earl and Countess of Stair etc etc"

I agree it does look a little odd however, I have seen other plaques on the outside of parish churches but they are in stone, not bronze like this one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KERR, C
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 5th Bn
Date of Death: 31/12/1915
Age: 20
Service Number: 8110
Additional Information: Of Leswalt, Wigtownshire. Son of Mrs. Slavin, of Jameston Cottage, Maidens, Ayrshire.
Grave Reference: J 78
Cemetery: Lancashire Landing Cemetery.

Wigtownshire Free Press (27/1/1916) reproduced 21/1/2016:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BROWN, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 7th Bn
Date of Death: 17 August 1916
Service Number: S/21753
Panel Referance: Pier and Face 15B
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (28/9/1916):



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FAGAN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 16th Bn
Date of Death: 22/10/1917
Age: 22
Service Number: 34093
Awards: MM
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Annie Fagan, of 8, George St., Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (4/10/1917): Mrs Fagan, Lochans Mill, Stranraer, has received word that her son, Corporal J Fagan, MGC, Royal Scots, has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery in the field. Corporal Fagan is 22 years of age, and previous to joining the Army was employed as a manager at one of Mr Hughes' grocery and provisions shops in Liverpool.

[The item also carried a photograph of Corpl Fagan.]

Also named on Stranraer Burgh and St Joseph's Parishioners' Memorials.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FLEMING, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps, 729th Mechanical Transport Coy
Date of Death: 22/1/1917
Age: 20
Service Number: M2/193628
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Martha Fleming, of Bridgebank, Stranraer.
Grave Reference: V U 12
Cemetery: Basra War Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (8/2/1917): At 40 General Hospital, Basra, East Africa, on the 22nd January (of dysentry) Pte A Fleming, MT, ASC, second and beloved son of Robert and Mary Fleming, Whiteleys, Stranraer, aged 20 years.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more information to add to Delboy's item on Andrew Forster taken from the Wigtownshire Free Press (17/6/1915): Killed in action on 5th June in the Dardanelles, Andrew J Forster, Australian Infantry, aged 27 years, second son of Mr William Forster, of Larg, New Luce.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FORSTER, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, AIF, 21st Bn
Date of Death: 3/5/1917
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of William and Ellen Forster, of Mains of Larg, Newluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland. His brother Andrew Forrester Forster also fell.
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (31/5/1917): Mrs Forster, Mains of Larg, has received intimation that her son, Lieut William Forster, MM, was killed in action in France on Thursday 3rd inst. Lieutenant Forster was the youngest son of the late Mr William Forster, Broomknowe, The Noak, Nichol Forest, Cumberland. He was educated at New Luce Public School and the Ewart Institute, Newton Stewart, afterwards proceeding to Edinburgh University. After leaving his Alma Mater he entered the Canadian Ordnance Survey for a short period, and finally settled in Australia. Shortly after the outbreak of war Mr Forster joined the Field Ambulance Section of the Australian Imperial Force and speedily rose to the rank of sergeant major. He saw service in Egypt and Gallipoli, where he was severely wounded and invalided home. On his recovery, he transferred to the 21st Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, in which he received a commission. Going to France in July 1916 he went through the Somme fighting, and was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and ready resource in the field. His abilities being recognised he was awarded a second star. In a letter to his mother Colonel Forbes, his Battalion Commander says - "Lieutenant Forster was a gallant and fearless officer, who gained the respect and confidence of every member of his unit. He died a soldier's death, being killed instantaneously while leading his men into action at Bullecourt". Lieutenant Forster's elder brother, Andrew, also made the supreme sacrifice at Gallipoli on May 15, 1915.

[Named on the Ewart High School Roll of Honour.]
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Name: HAMILTON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th/7th Bn
Date of Death: 29/12/1916
Age: 23
Service Number: 16089
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hamilton, of Eldrick Hill, Lochans, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3C
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (8/2/1917): Mr and Mrs Hamilton, High Mye, Stoneykirk, have received intimation that their son, Pte Tom J Hamilton, Machine Gunner, RSF, was killed in action on 31 December 1916 after being two years in active service. Pte Hamilton enlisted in 1914, and before doing so was employed by Mr Hugh Chalmers, Chlenry. He was 23 years of age.
[The item also included a photograph of Pte Hamilton]
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Name: HILL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 31/10/1914
Service Number: 10458
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (3/2/1916): Mrs Hill, Cults, Castle Kennedy, has now received official intimation that her son, Private William Hill, 2nd Battalion, RSF, was killed in action on 31st October 1914. Pte Hill had served five years in the Army, and was stationed with his regiment at Gibraltar when war broke out. He was 21 years of age and, prior to enlisting, was employed at the farm of Blair, Stoneykirk.
[The item also included a photograph of Pte Hill]
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Name: JESS, JOHN SWAN
Initials: JS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 8th Bn
Date of Death: 1/8/1918
Service Number: 38373
Memorial: Soissons Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (5/9/1918): Mr and Mrs Joseph Jess, Little Clendrie, Dunragit, have been officially informed that their son, Pte John Jess, Royal Scots, was killed in action on 1st August. Pte Jess, who was 19 years of age, was employed by Mr Alexander, dairyman, Dunragit House Farm, before joining the Army.
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Name: KENNEDY, W
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 10th/11th Bn
Date of Death: 24/3/1917
Service Number: 42430
Grave Reference: III C 1
Cemetery: Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension

Wigtownshire Free Press (12/4/1917): Mrs Kennedy, Cairney's Cottage, Inch, has received official notice of the death, on 24th ult, of her husband, Private Wm Kennedy, HLI, from wounds received in action. Before joining the Army, Private Kennedy was employed at Aird Donald Parks. Deceased has three other brothers serving with the colours at present.

Also: At 37 Casualty Clearing Station, France, on 24th ult (from wounds received in action) Private William Kennedy, HLI, beloved husband of Annie Gibb, Cairneys Corner, Stranraer.

[The item also included a photograph of Pte Kennedy]
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