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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:03 pm    Post subject: Penninghame Parish, Newton Stewart Reply with quote

In Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart, outside the McMillan Hall.

OS Map Ref: NX 411 652

UKNIWM Ref: 5872 - there is also a duplicate entry under ref 44449 and I will contact UKNIWM to ask that this be removed.











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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The organist at Inch church recently provided access to photograph the memorials inside and he mentioned that his grandfather was listed on the Newton Stewart memorial. I thought that I would look up and post his details. Can't explain why the difference in his service number though....

Name: LOCKHART
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/10/1917
Service No: 235460
Additional information: Husband of M. B. Lockhart, of 74, Arden Square, Stevenston, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. L. 51.
Cemetery: GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY

Surname LOCKHART
Firstname George
Service Number 4544
Date Death 06/10/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Wigtown
Other latterly 235460 10th Bn. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry).
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname LOCKHART
Firstname George
Service Number 235460.
Date Death 06/10/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Wigtown
Other 10th Bn. formerly 4544 Northumberland Fus.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4544 was probably his first service number as a Territorial in the 4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
He would be given the number 201545 when the Territorials were renumbered in 1917.

His medal card proves that he was transferred from the NF to the KOYLI:

Medal card of Lockart, George
Corps R egiment No Rank
Northumberland Fusiliers 201545 Private
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 235460 Private
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, don't know how I missed that one. Interesting though that the entry with service number 4544 does not show the regiment (Northumberland Fusiliers) that it refers to.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial has been researched and details are on the Roll-of-Honour website at http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Wigtownshire/NewtownStewart.html
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By a strange coincidence I met a man in B&Q in Ayr (Bill Heron). We got chatting and he sent me the following further information about George Lockhart:

"I have come across some more detail regarding Newton Stewart Memorial. I believe George Dill Lockhart service number 235460 is the person on the Newton Srewart Memorial who died on 6th October 1917 aged 35 (from the family stone at Newton Stewart). He was the son of George Dill Lockhart a Compositor who died on 2nd May 1905 aged 52 at 44 Arthur Street and Mary Porter who died on 26th November 1940 aged 83 at 76 Arthur Street Newton Stewart. He was a tailor to trade married to Marjorie Bark Hannah on 6th September 1909 at Stranraer. He was a brother to my Grandmother's sister in law."

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update with photos sent to UKNIWM on 25 Feb 2007 and 28 Feb 2007.

Also asked them to remove ref 44449 as it is a duplicate
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
This memorial has been researched and details are on the Roll-of-Honour website at http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Wigtownshire/NewtownStewart.html


It's just a pity they missed the panel on the back with the names from Murchie to Stewart! Luckily we've got them all here.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman 16 June 1921.

    WAR MEMORIALS

    NEWTON-STEWART.— The war memorial for Penninghame parish erected to the memory of 90 fallen heroes has been unveiled by the Right Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire. The colours of the Galloway Militia were deposited and dedicated in Penninghame Church, Sir Herbert Maxwell handing over the colours to the Kirk Session.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: WW1 - ALPHA Reply with quote

The parish of Penninghame is long and narrow, ranging from the South Ayrshire border in the north down to near Wigtown in the South. It is bounded by the River Bladnoch in the west and by the River Cree in the east - which also formed the boundary between Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire. The main town is Newton Stewart.

1914 - 1918

LIEUT. JOHN S. AGNEW (This is the last name on the memorial)

John Simpson Agnew, Lieutenant: 2nd Bn. attached to the 1/5th Bn. Highland Light Infantry. Formerly Private (12191) Scots Guards. Age 32.
Born 1888 in Penninghame. Son of John Simpson Agnew and of Agnes (Stewart) Agnew. Husband of Elizabeth Jane (Campbell) Agnew who he married in 1910 in Glasgow. John was educated at the Ewart High School in Newton Stewart and at Glasgow University where he was awarded an M.A. in 1909. He was a clergyman when he enlisted in November 1914 and was wounded at Festubert. In October 1915 he was commissioned and joined the 1/5th HLI in Egypt but was badly wounded in Palestine and invalided home. After he was discharged he was involved in welfare work in Paisley and had just been accepted as the Minister of Yoker Parish Church when he was admitted to Paisley Infirmary where on 28 December 1920 he died from illness related to his wounds.
Thanks to research by Jim (kinnethmont) John's name was entered in the United Kingdom Book of Remembrance on October 2011 and thanks to research by Derek (delboy) we now know that he is buried in Paisley (Hawkshead) Cemetery (and where).
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=7548


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: WW1 - ALPHA Reply with quote

SIGMN. HENRY W. ARMSTRONG.
Henry Wilkinson Armstrong, Ordinary Signalman (J/36727) HMS Invincible, Royal Navy. Age 18.
Henry was a butcher's boy when he joined the navy in March 1915. After training he was posted to the “Invincible” as a boy signaller in September 1915 and he signed on for 12 years in December 1915.
Born 1897 in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Son of Police Sergeant Henry James Armstrong and of Mary Ann (Wilkinson) Armstrong of the Police Station and of Windsor Road, Newton Stewart.
Missing in action/Lost at sea 31 May 1916 and listed on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
“Invincible” was the flagship of the 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron during the Battle of Jutland. She was destroyed by a magazine explosion during the battle after a gun turret was penetrated. The shell penetrated the front of 'Q' turret, blew off the roof and detonated the midships magazines, which blew the ship in half. 1026 officers and men were killed, there were only six survivors.


PTE. ARTHUR BAIRD.
Arthur Baird, Private (148065) 29th Bn. Machine Gun Corps. Age 21.
Arthur enlisted in October 1914 as Private (2296) in the 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. He served overseas with the battalion as Private (240708) before transferring to the MGC.
Born 1897 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire - as George Arthur Baird. Son of William and Margaret (McKechnie) Baird of 2 Arthur Street, Newton Stewart.
Killed in action 18 August 1918 and buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Minnigaff Parish War Memorial, Kirkcudbrightshire.


CPL. JAMES W. BORLAND.
Not listed by CWGC/SNWM.
James Wyllie Borland, Corporal (2300 & 240709) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 26.
James was a printer when he enlisted in November 1914. He was demobilised in February 1919. Records show that he was found to be fit during a medical in December 1918 but he died five months later of tuberculosis at his home.
Born 1893 in Penninghame. Son of James and Elizabeth (Baird) Borland of 19 Arthur Street, Newton Stewart.
Died on 27 April 1919.
Also named on the United Free Church Memorial now in Penninghame Parish Church.


PTE. DAVID W. McW. BROWN.
David William McWalter Brown, Private (6442 & 292597) 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 21.
David had been educated at the Ewart High School was employed in a bank in Newton Stewart when he enlisted. His father John was the school master at Grange School, Penninghame.
Born 1896 in Penninghame. Son of John and Sarah (Hannay) Brown of Grange School House and of Shawhead, Dumfries.
Killed in action on 25 April 1917 and buried in the Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, France.
Also named on the Kirkcowan Parish War Memorial, Wigtownshire.


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PTE. THOMAS CLEMENT.
Thomas Clement, Private (903) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 22.
Thomas was employed by Frew, Auctioneers in Newton Stewart when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was wounded in November but recovered only to be wounded again a month later. Thomas died on board the Hospital Ship “Gloucester” and was buried at sea.
Born 1894 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame. Son of James and Jane (Marr) Clement of 82 Queen Street, Newton Stewart.
Died of Wounds/Buried at Sea on 4 January 1916 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Penninghame Parish Church Memorial.


PTE. JOHN COBURN.
John Coburn, Private (235283) 1/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 19.
John enlisted as Private (235663) in the 6th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders but was transferred to the Gordons in France. He was wounded in September 1917 and died four days later in a Casualty Clearing Station.
Born 1898 in Wigtown, Wigtownshire. Son of Maggie Coburn. Step-son of William Myles of Arthur Street, Newton Stewart and later of Catherine Street, Gatehouse-of-Fleet.
Died of Wounds on 24 September 1917 and buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Wigtown War Memorial.


SGT. WILLIAM CORSON.
William Corson, Lance Corporal (8514) 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Age 29.
William landed at Le Havre with the 2nd Camerons in December 1914 and he was based in Rouen when he came home to marry in June 1915. William died of cholera, however I cannot explain why he died in Iraq as none of the Cameron Highlander battalions served there.
Born 1887 in Annan, Dumfriesshire as William Seaton. Son of Helen Seaton. Stepson of William Corson who married in 1900 in Annan. Husband of Mary (Donnelly) Corson of Princes Street, Newton Stewart and of 148 High Street, Dumfries who he married in 1915 in Newton Stewart when he was based at Rouen in France.
Died on active service 7 October 1916 and buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.


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PTE. JAMES L. COURTNEY.
James Lawson Courtney, Gunner (656310) 380th Battery, 158th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Age 20.
James enlisted in February 1915 and joined the 158th Brigade in April 1917. They arrived in France in late May but James was killed two days later, on his first night at the front, the Battery's first fatality.
Born 1897 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame. Son of James and Jeannie (Haining) Courtney of 19 Princes Street, Newton Stewart.
Killed in Action on 1 June 1917 and buried in Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Penninghame Parish Church Memorial.


PTE. ROBERT DALRYMPLE.
Robert Dalrymple, Private (293155) 1/7th (Fife) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 27.
In 1911 Robert was a groom at Ardwall House, near Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire. He enlisted as Trooper (5339) in the 1/2nd Scottish Horse Yeomanry and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915 where they fought as dismounted troops. In October 1916 the Scottish Horse were absorbed into the Black Watch and Robert was posted as Private (7161) to the 4th/5th Battalion, Black Watch in France before transferring to the 1/7th Battalion.
Born 1889 in Bargrennan, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Mary Jessie (Montieth) Dalrymple of 60 Queen Street, Newton Stewart.
Missing in Action on 17 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Penninghame Parish Church Memorial and on the Anwoth and Girthon Parishes War Memorial in Gatehouse-of-Fleet.


SGT. JOHN DIAMOND.
John Logan Diamond, Sergeant (907 & 240044) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 33.
John landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He then served in Egypt and Palestine.
Born 1884 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame. Son of William and Marion (Pollock) Diamond of Minnigaff. Husband of Jessie (Laurie) Diamond of 41 Princes Street, Newton Stewart who he married in 1907 in Penninghame.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Also named on the Minnigaff Parish War Memorial and on the Penninghame Parish Church Memorial.


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PTE. SAMUEL DRYSDALE.
Samuel Drysdale, Private (10924) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 26.
Samuel enlisted in Chester as Private (8592) in the Cheshire Regiment in February 1910 but was considered unlikely to make a good soldier and was discharged in May. He was a labourer in an engineering works in Stockport in Cheshire in 1911 but had become a groom when he enlisted in the RSF in Newton Stewart in September 1913. He was serving with the 2nd RSF in Gibraltar when war broke out and the battalion returned to England before landing at Zeebrugge on 6 October 1914. Three weeks later he was killed at Ypres.
Born 1888 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame. Son of the late Hugh and Grace (Murray) Drysdale of Newton Stewart.
Missing in action 26 October 1914 and listed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.


PTE. WILLIAM DUNCAN.
William Duncan, Private (38383) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots. Age 25.
William was living at 50 Kinning Street, Glasgow when he enlisted in the 2nd Royal Scots.
Born 1891 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame. Son of William and Jane (Armstrong) Duncan. He named a Miss Mary Simmons as his legatee.
Missing in Action on 9 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Penninghame Parish Church Memorial and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


LIEUT. KENNETH ELDER.
Kenneth Edward Elder, Lieutenant: H.M. Submarine E.47, Royal Naval Reserve. Age 27.
Born 1890 in Govan, Glasgow. Son of the late Elizabeth (Leeming) Elder and of Robert Elder.
In 1901 the family were living at Wright Street, Wallasey, Birkenhead, Cheshire and Kenneth gained his Second Mate certificate in December 1909 and his Masters Certificate in May 1913, both issued in Liverpool. He was promoted to Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve in April 1916 and posted to Torpedo Boat No.3 before joining the submarine E.47.
Husband of Janet Agnes (Breckenridge) Elder of Dashwood House, Newton Stewart who he married in 1916 in Penninghame.
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea on 20 August 1917 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the Penninghame Parish Church Memorial.
The submarine E47 was based at Harwich with the 9th Flotilla. She was engaged in North Sea patrols off the German and Dutch coasts. Following the resumption of German coastal shipping between Heligoland Bight and Rotterdam, four E-class submarines were sent to intercept.
E47 was lost in the North Sea on 20 August 1917.


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