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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:33 pm    Post subject: Benquhat Reply with quote

Benquhat - Cumnock & Doon District

Benquhat war memorial is a grey granite obelisk approximately 15 foot high and standing on three rustic sandstone steps. The monument is surrounded by a wrought iron fence. The memorial stands on the hillside on the site of the village which has been deserted.
The dedication reads:
BENWHAT 1921
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE
OF THIS VILLAGE WITH
PRIDE AND AFFECTION
TO THE MEMORY OF THEIR
GALLANT SONS WHO LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
'GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS'




WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Bryan W. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Hill W. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Hodgson D. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Millar E. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Morrison R. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Neville G. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Neville W. Royal Scots Private
Parker G. Royal Scots Fusiliers Sergeant
Parker T. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Scally B. Seaforth Highlanders Private
Wilson A. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
Wilson W. Royal Scots Fusiliers Private



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Bunyan T. Gordon Highlanders Private
McMahon R. Gordon Highlanders Private
Robertson J. Black Watch Private
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

OS Map Ref NS 463 099
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand that, some time ago, an arrangement was made whereby anyone wishing to visit this memorial could call at the office of the open cast coal mine (OS Map Ref NS 467 065) and they would arrange to escort the visitor through the mining area to the memorial. I hope to test this arrangement shortly.

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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the names on this memorial are also listed on the Dalmellington War Memorial. This memorial gives ranks and regiments and the other memorial gives first names.

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=717

G. Neville on the First World War list and T. Bunyan on the Second World War list are not on the Dallmelington memorial

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUNYAN, THOMAS FISHER
Rank: Private
Service No: 2888989
Date of Death: 31/10/1942
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XVIII. B. 16.
Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Fisher Bunyan; husband of Margaret Campbell Bunyan, of New Cumnock, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be great to get some up to date pics of this memorial and/or site.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Would be great to get some up to date pics of this memorial and/or site.

Mark

Made a couple of attempts to get there in recent years, must try harder. Need to enquire at the mine first to get escorted there as the memorial is on restricted coal mine property.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a wee word of warning. I tried to walk up the hill last summer starting from the track in Patna and walked smack into a very big bull right in the middle of the path, not fenced off. So I think it is something that would have to be oganised with the mine and the local farmer.

I have been meaning to contact the company to get up there for photographs. Maybe we would have a better chance if we applied as a group? If anyone is interested we could get together and make a joint application for access?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Just a wee word of warning. I tried to walk up the hill last summer starting from the track in Patna and walked smack into a very big bull right in the middle of the path, not fenced off. So I think it is something that would have to be oganised with the mine and the local farmer.

I have been meaning to contact the company to get up there for photographs. Maybe we would have a better chance if we applied as a group? If anyone is interested we could get together and make a joint application for access?

Cheers
Jim

Please include me if you are still thinking of a visit and I think Ken Morrison mentioned that he might be interested.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I never made it there, access was via a mine as it was on their land. Mining has now ceased so there is no access that way however a new work colleague has visited it recently. There is access via an alternative route via Dalmellington and Burnton, park at the site of a former public house and walk in - about a mile and a half. Wellies, map and compass are recommended. If anyone is thinking of visiting, let me know and perhaps we can meet up for a trip.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:57 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 77390
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