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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Rerrick Parish, Dundrennan Reply with quote





The village of Dundrennan is on the A711 Dalbeattie to Kirkcudbright coast road. The memorial stands just off the road in front of the village church, about 100 yards after you enter the village from the east (Auchencairn/Dalbeattie).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 5867

OS Map Ref: NX 7490 4773 (by GPS)

some alternative pics





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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited Rerrick church today and there was an exhibition of local history etc (no memorials inside unfortunately). Amongst the items on display were 2 pages of information concerning those listed on the memorial. Unfortunately the page for WW2 was so inaccurate that I have not posted it. The other page seems to be page 1 (2 is missing) of the Great War. I have no idea of the provenance of this research (possibly someone from the local FHS) so any information should be checked carefully. However I decided on balance to post it as it may give some useful pointers for future research.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edit by spoons 18 July 2010 - originally this entry contained details of the Hamilton family killed in a plane crash in 1944 and uncommemorated elsewhere. A new memorial was unveiled today and details are posted at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5705

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pitsligo memorial just posted shows a precedence for including civilians who died as a result of the war. if one of teh airmen who died had been a Dundrennan man he would have been listed so why not the Hamiltons.

You were right to post these details here Spoons so that the family is remebrered on the forum along with the other war dead.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know the names of the two RAF men who died?

From George McHenry's eye-witness testimony it looks like they were trying to avoid the buildings when they crashed.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Does anyone know the names of the two RAF men who died?

From George McHenry's eye-witness testimony it looks like they were trying to avoid the buildings when they crashed.

Adam

I cannot find the names on the internet and unfortunately you cannot search CWGC by date. I will have a look in the local papers next time I am in the library, but I am not hopeful.

Unlikely they were 'trying to avoid', the plane is either in control or not, in any case they were extremely unlucky to hit dead centre of the only small village for miles around in this sparsely populated area. It was 1:15 am and there would have been absolutely no light to see anything by (unless there was a moon of course). Most likely it was what is now known as Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT), i.e. they did not know the ground was there until they hit it (faulty instruments or human error etc).

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SO SO sad. For Georgina to have lived her life with that is incredible.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Does anyone know the names of the two RAF men who died?

From George McHenry's eye-witness testimony it looks like they were trying to avoid the buildings when they crashed.

Adam

I have managed to get a copy of the substantial newspaper article written at the time. There is no mention of the pilots names, nor does anything seem to be known locally. The quality of the negative image article printed from fiche does not allow me to post it here, but if anyone would like a copy I will try and scan or photocopy it.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
I cannot find the names on the internet and unfortunately you cannot search CWGC by date.


Paul, you could email the CWGC and ask for a list of names of those who died in the U.K. on that date. I've have asked, on several occasions, for such lists and was pleased to get same from them.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the idea, request has been sent.

Glad to have you aboard as a member.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thought I'd post these couple of extra pics as the memorial had clearly been cleaned just before I took them. Its a lovely memorial.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:34 am    Post subject: Memorial Trancription Reply with quote

WW1

Capt. John Brown M.C. Manchester Regt
Lieut. Graham M. Maitland. Irish Guards
Lieut. James C. Mitchell. Punjab Rifles
Sergt. William L. Rae. R.F.A.
L-Corpl. John Rae. K.O.S.B.
Privates
Robert Agnew. Ayr Yeomanry
Robert Anderson. K.O.S.B.
Duncan Cuthbertson. R.S.F.
William Dinnell. K.O.S.B.
John Huxtable. R.M.L.I.
George Johnston. R.F.A.
John Kerr. Scots Guards
Joseph Kerr. Australians
James McCrae. Australians
William McGill. Gordon Hdrs.
John McMinn. R.F.A.
Malcolm McVitie. Royal Hdrs.
William Rodan. Durham L.I.
John Semple. Ayr Yeomanry
William Telfer. Australians
Michael Wallace. Scots Guards

WW2

C.S.M. G. Bateman, 13th Batt. King' Regt.
Sgt A/G R. Bateman, R.A.F.
Cpl. R. Buchanan, 1st Parachute Regt.
Dvr. J.M. Kelly, R.A.S.C.
L/Cpl. C. MacGill, 1st Batt. Lon. Scottish
Sgt. Ft/Eng. D. Menzies, R.A.F.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although this is the Rerrick Parish Memorial, it mainly covers the localities surrounding the village of Dundrennan. Men from the other part of the parish, around the village of Auchencairn, are on the War Memorial there and have been researched by Stuart Wilson ("Stewartry") for his book "Answering the Call - Auchencairn and the First World War"

1914 - 1919

PRIVATE ROBERT AGNEW, AYR YEOMANRY.
Robert Agnew, Private (2134) 1/1st Battalion, Ayrshire Yeomanry. Age 21.
Robert was born and educated in Dundrennan. He enlisted in November 1914 and landed at Gallipoli in October 1915.
Born 1894 in Rerrick. Son of Mary Agnew and step-son of John Allan of Carstairs, Lanarkshire.
Killed in action on 28 December 1915 and buried in Pink Farm Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Carstairs Village War Memorial as Pte. R. A. Allan.


PRIVATE ROBERT ANDERSON, KOSB.
Robert Duncan Anderson, Private (14802) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 20.
Robert enlisted in September 1914, with his friend William Dinnell, Private (14805) see below.
He was drowned when the troopship Royal Edward was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB14 in the Aegean. Of the some 900 casualties, about 60 were from the 9th (Reserve) Battalion, KOSB as replacements for losses in the 1st Battalion.
Born in Port Mary, Rerrick. Son of Gilbert and Emily (Christie) Anderson of Port Mary Gardens and of Sea View, Abbey Burnfoot, Dundrennan.
Killed on active service/Lost at sea on 13 August 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


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