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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: St Quivox Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM.

The memorial is a cross set in a garden at the junction of Low Road and High Road, Ayr at OS Map Ref NS 363 231. Considering it is on a main road between a housing estate and an industrial area, it is in remarkably pleasant surroundings, but it could ‘dae wi a wee dicht’.

I swithered about where to post this (church or civic), all of the WW2 names seem to be on the main Ayr memorial but most of the Great War names do not, therefore I have posted it as civic because this may well be the only memorial with these men’s names.

(I don’t know what came over me there, 2 Scottish phrases and that from a sassenach!)











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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would this have been the original location of the monument?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly sure, but I believe so. It is certainly inside St Quivox parish, originally this was a rural parish that straddled the A77 and was outside of Ayr but as Ayr has expanded pretty much up to the A77, the parish now seems a bit Jekyll and Hyde with urban to the West and rural to the East. Happy to be corrected by anyone who knows the area better though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial is sometimes known locally as Whitletts Cross.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW1

side 1
William Baird - Pte - Can. Inf
Robert Black - Cpl - R.S.F.
John A. Blaikie - Pte - A.& S.H.
Hamilton A. Brown - Pte - Sc. R.
Edward M. Burns - Pte - R.S.F.
W. Francis Cumming - Tpr - Ayr Yeo
William Dick - Pte - R.S.F.
Matthew Earl - Pte - R.S.F.
Adam Fleming - Pte - R.S.F.
Stewart S. Gilmour - Pte - R.S.F.
Robert Hilston - Pte - R.S.F.
Hugh Johnstone - Sapper - R.E.
James Johnstone - Pte - R.S.F.
John W.B. Kelly - Dr. - Ayr R.H.S.
Alexander Kerr - Pte - R.S.F

side 2
Alexander McAughtrie - Cpl - R.S.
Samuel McClung - Pte - Sc. G
G. Gordon D. McCulloch - Sapper - R.E.
Alexander McKay - Pte - A. & S.H.
George McKelvie - Sapper - R.E.
George Miller - L Cpl - R.S.F.
Hugh Ralston M.M. (Military Medal) - C.S.M. - Sc. R
John Scott - Shoeing Smith - R.F.A.
James Currie Steele - Pte - A. & S.H.
James Stuart - Tpr - Ayr Yeo
James Thomson - Pte - G. Hrs
John Trousdale - Pte - R.S.F.
Edward G. Williams - Marconi Operator - H.M.T. 'Greldon'

additions
James Phillip - Sergt - Can. Hrs
William C. Phillip - Pte - Can. Hrs
John Dunlop - Pte - Sc. Horse
John Smith - Pte - R.S.F.

WW2

side 3
W. Dick - Eng - M.N.
R. Gemmell - Sgt/P - R.A.F.
A. McI. Law - Sgt - R.A.F.
D. Bryson - Cpl - R.A.F.
D. Russell - Pte - A. & S.H.
M. Lilburn - Pte - A. & S.H.
M. McLaughlan - Pte - A.T.S
J. Murray - Pte - Sf. Hds.
W. McNeil - Pte - K.O.R.R.
H. Ronnay - L Cpl - Q.O.C. Hds
M. Wade - Pte - 1st Abr. Div
W. Balmer - Pte - K.O.S.B.
W. Campbell - Tpr - R.T. Reg.
M. White - Gnr - R.A.

side 4
A. Donelly - Gnr - R.A.
A. Little - Gnr - R.A.
W. Dunlop - Pte - R.A.M.C.
K. Kirkland - Dvr. R.A.S.C.
D. Martin - Sapper - R.E.
W. Douglas - Sgt - R.S.F.
P. Getgood - Pte - R.S.F.
R. McCormick - Fus - R.S.F.
J. Welsh - Fus - R.S.F.
T. Garwood - Lt/C - R.N.
W. English - P/O - R.N.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
Edward G. Williams - Marconi Operator - H.M.T. 'Greldon'


I believe in the early days of radio that ships' radio operators were contracted by the ship company from Marconi rather than being taken on by the Ship owners directly. I am happy to be corrected on this point.

WILLIAMS, EDWARD GOUGH
Initials: E G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Wireless Telegraph Operator
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: S.S. "Greldon."
Age: 17
Date of Death: 08/10/1917
Additional information: Son of Edward and Edith Williams, of Gibbsyard, Auchincruive, Ayr.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Soldiers' Plot.
Cemetery: LLANENGAN (ST. EINION) CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A woman "hidden" in the WW2 casualties:

Name: McLAUCHLAN, MARGARET JESS
Initials: M J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Auxiliary Territorial Service
Age: 22
Date of Death: 07/10/1943
Service No: W/228421
Additional information: Daughter of William and Elizabeth Green McLauchlan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. T. 1931 Div. Grave 3161.
Cemetery: AYR CEMETERY, Ayrshire

SNWM spells her name with a "G"
Surname McLAUGHLAN
Firstname Margaret A
Service number 228421
Date of death 07/10/1943
Decoration
Place of birth Ayr
Other
SNWM roll WOMEN'S SERVICES
Rank Pte
Theatre of death United Kingdom
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well spotted Ken, I had noticed when trascribing but by the time I finished it was clean oot me head! Thanks Very Happy

Derek.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M. Wade - Pte - 1st Abr. Div .

WADE, MICHAEL MULLEN.
Rank:Private
Service No:14821131
Date of Death:10/05/1945
Age:19
Regiment/Service:Army Air Corps
H.Q. Airborne Div. Defence Platoon.
Grave ReferenceColl. grave 1. E. 1-8.
Cemetery OSLO WESTERN CIVIL CEMETERY.
Additional Information:
Son of Daniel and Mary Mullen Wade, of Whitletts, Ayrshire.

From CWGC:
Many of the graves in the Commonwealth plot at Oslo Western Civil Cemetery are of airmen shot down whilst attacking Oslo airport at Fornebu. The majority of the remaining soldiers and airmen were killed in air crashes during the airborne landings at Oslo, 43 having lost their lives on 10 May 1945, the day of liberation.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: I wonder if this is the James Thomson on the memorial Reply with quote

James Thomson Pte S/2297 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Kinning Park,Lanark e Glasgow Age 24 Killed in Action F&F 26/05/1916 Son of Mrs. Linsdey Thomson. Husband of Catherine McLean (formerly Thomson), of 53, Green St., Bridgeton, Glasgow. Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos Fr 0219 Plot III Row A Grave 05
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:15 pm    Post subject: James Thomson Reply with quote

James Thomson under the surname spelling of "THOMSON"

THOMPSON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: S/10544
Date of Death: 20/08/1916
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
1st Bn. Grave Reference: II. A. 18.
Cemetery: LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE
Country: France
Locality: Somme

b. St Quivox, Ayrshire e. r.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:48 pm    Post subject: Soldiers Effects on Ancestry Reply with quote

James Thompson :Soldiers Effects: Widow: Elizabeth.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 80670
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

G. Gordon D. McCulloch - Sapper - R.E.

George Gordon Duncan McCulloch – age 17 – Sapper (91787) Training Centre (Newark), Royal Engineers.
George served with the 217th Army Troops Company of the R.E. in France. He died of pleurisy in the 3rd Scottish Military Hospital at Stobhill, Glasgow.
Born 1900 at Old Crawfordton, Glencairn, Dumfriesshire. Son of George and Johanna (Wilson) McCulloch of Sandyford, Monkton, Ayr.
Died on Service on 10 June 1917 and buried in St. Quivox Churchyard, Ayrshire. (CWG)
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