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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Symington Reply with quote

Symington - Kyle & Carrick District.
The Symington war memorial stands at the road junction in the middle of the village on Brewlands Road.





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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another very unusual design and very well maintained which is lovely to see.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WORLD WAR I

BAIRD Charles Edward Seaforth
BARR Robert A & S H
CAMPBELL Angus R.S.F.
CURTIS Lewis Herbert A.S.C.
DEMPSTER William R.S.
DEVINE, MC John [Ross] R.S.
DEWAR William A. A & S H
GIBSON John Rodger Scots Guards
HUNTER James R.S.F.
LAMONT Matthew R.F.A.
LEES Thomas R.S.F.
McCRAKEN William C.I.F.
McGUFFIE Robert Seaforth
McEWAN John A.I.Y.
McKELVIE George R.E.
MORRISON Murdoch R.S.F.
MUNRO George H.L.I.
NESS, MM William R.F.A.
SILLARS David H R.S.F.
STEWART, DSO William Norman L & B Horse
TRUEMAN Archibald R.F.A.

WORLD WAR II

McCLEOD Allan D. Cameron Highlanders
WALKER Thomas J. R.A.F.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the one that started it all off for me from a postcard in my family collection that no-one knew anything about. I was astounded to get an indentification in less than 48hrs and so I set about checking all the names on it to see of any of the men had married into my mother's family line. But no joy! I eventually solved the mystery by showing the postcard to a Great Aunt - the reason was quite simple. The postcard had been bought at the time of the memorial's unveiling because the family had been living in that area at the time and the said Aunt was at the ceremony as a member of the local primary school group.
If anyone wants a copy of the postcard showing the memorial as it was in the beginning, please PM me with your email address and I'll forward a scan to you.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Located at OS Map Ref NS 384 314 (near the church).

Name: WALKER, THOMAS JACK
Initials: T J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 207 Sqdn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 12/03/1943
Service No: 969796
Additional information: Son of John Farquhar Walker and Elizabeth Walker, of Prestwick, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 30. A. 3.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

Type Lancaster
Serial Number ED604
Squadron 207
X1D EM-A
Operation Essen
Date 1 12th March 1943
Date 2 13th March 1943
This aircraft was lost on its first operation, with a total of 7 hours. Airborne 1923 12Mar43 from Langar. Crashed near Bottrop, where all were buried in the Parkfriedhof. They have been subsequently re- interred in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Both recipients of the DFM had their Awards Gazetted 6Nov42. F/O M.E.Doble DFC KIA Sgt A.Garden KIA F/O B.Clitheroe DFC KIA P/O I.A.H.Linklater DFM KIA Sgt B.L.Litolff KIA F/S T.J.Walker KIA F/S R.S.Carr DFM KIA
And the main inscription panel



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
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This aircraft was lost on its first operation


Is this a significant factor in the plane being lost?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
spoons wrote:
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This aircraft was lost on its first operation


Is this a significant factor in the plane being lost?

Adam

I would not have thought so. Essen was noted for particulary heavy flak as well as nightfighters. In peacetime flying, the take off and landing are widely recognised as being the two most dangerous parts of flight and this plane had already taken off succesfully and flown all the way to Germany so I think it highly unlikely that it was some fault with the aircraft and much more likely that it would be enemy action.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: WW1 - A/Cpl. Lewis H. Curtis, A.S.C. Reply with quote

Spelling of names as publication.

The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 8th June, 1918. CASUALTIES. RANK AND FILE. Third List. DIED. ARMY SERVICE CORPS.- Curtis (M2, 193904) Act Cpl L.H. (Symington, Kilmarnock).

CWGC - CURTIS, Louis Herbert
Rank: Corporal.
Service No: M2/193904.
Date of Death: 07/05/1918. Age: 41. (Died of malaria.)
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps 648th M.T. Coy.
Grave Reference: VIII. D. 6.
Cemetery: DAR ES SALAAM (UPANGA ROAD) CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Henry Free Curtis and Lydia Maria Curtis; husband of F. L. C. Curtis, of Symington, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Born at Peckham, London.


SNWM - WW1
Surname CURTIS
Forename Louis Herbert
Rank A/Cpl
Service number M2/193904
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 7 May 1918
Theatre of death East Africa
Cause of death Died
SNWM roll ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
Other detail
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Lieut. John DEVINE M.C., Royal Scots. Reply with quote

WW1 - Lieutenant John Ross DEVINE, M.C., Royal Scots.
Also listed Monkton War Memorial:-
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=69500#69500
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:02 pm    Post subject: Charles E Baird Reply with quote

Baird, Charles Edward Seaforth
b. e. r.
KIA F&F

# - POSSIBLE - Only "Charles""E""Baird""Seaforth Highlanders" on CWGC and SDGW - NEEDS CHECKING - Newspapers - POSSIBLE - #


BAIRD, CHARLES EDWARD
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. K. 21.
Cemetery: SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2
Additional Information: Son of Brig. Gen. E. W. Baird and Millicent Bessie Baird,

of Kelloe, Edrom, Berwickshire, and Forse, Caithness.
Country: France
Locality: Somme
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Lewis Herbert Curtis Reply with quote

Curtis, Lewis Herbert A.S.C.
b. Camberwell, London e. Ayr r. Symington,

Ayrshire Died East Africa
CURTIS, LOUIS HERBERT
Rank: Corporal
Service No: M2/193904
Date of Death: 07/05/1918
Age: 41
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
648th M.T. Coy.
Grave Reference: VIII. D. 6.
Cemetery: DAR ES SALAAM (UPANGA ROAD) CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Henry Free Curtis and Lydia Maria Curtis; husband of F. L. C. Curtis, of Symington, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Born at Peckham,

London.
Country: Tanzania
Locality:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: William Dempster Reply with quote

Dempster, William R.S.
b. Tarboltan, Ayrshire e. Ayr r. Symington, Ayrshire

Died At Home Formerly # 29047 T. R. Battn.


DEMPSTER, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 49913
Date of Death: 10/03/1919
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
3rd Bn.
Grave Reference: J. 3539.
Cemetery: AYR CEMETERY, AYRSHIRE
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Jeanie Dempster, of Symington, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Country: United Kingdom
Locality: Ayrshire
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:07 pm    Post subject: John Rodger Gibson Reply with quote

Gibson, John Rodger Scots Guards
b. Dundonald, Ayrshire e. Glasgow r. Symington, Ayrshire
DOW F&F

GIBSON, JOHN RODGER
Rank: Private
Service No: 9239
Date of Death: 13/03/1915
Age: 18
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: III. C. 89.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Campbell Gibson, of High Coodham, Kilmarnock.
Country: France
Locality: Pas de Calais
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Matthew Lamont Reply with quote

Lamont, Matthew R.F.A.
b. Edinburgh e. Ayr r.
KIA F&F

Craigie village is 1 mile East of Symington village

LAMONT, MATTHEW
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 227756
Date of Death: 30/05/1918
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
"C" Bty. 79th Bde.
Grave Reference: F. 11.
Cemetery: ENGLEBELMER COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of John and Isabella Lamont, of Low Wardnook, Monkton, Ayrshire. Native of Craigie, Ayrshire.
Country: France
Locality: Somme
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:10 pm    Post subject: Thomas Lees Reply with quote

Lees, Thomas R.S.F.
b. Kilmarnock e. Irvine r. Kilmarnock DIED F&F

Only "Thomas""Lees""RSF" on the SDGW and CWGC


LEES, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Service No: 13244
Date of Death: 01/10/1918
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
1st/4th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 6.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
Country: France
Locality: Pas de Calais
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