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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Kirkmahoe Parish, Kirkton Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44166

OS Map Ref: NX 973 817

The memorial is on a small hill to the North of the village on the left of the road. Access is difficult and involves a climb over a style and up a very steep bank. Access by wheelchair would be completely impossible and difficult for anyone with mobility problems.








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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An unusual surname here

WATRET, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/03/1918
Service No: 291460
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 73.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two men listed as ANZACS here but it doesn't make clear if they served in the Australian Imperial Force or the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Unfortunately the names are J Brown and J Smith which wouldn't narrow it down much if you try and search for them.

However it is actually J S Brown on the memorial and I'm assuming there is a spelling mistake below and it should say Kirkmahoe, and this is the right man

BROWN, JAMES SCOTT
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Medical Corps
Age: 28
Date of Death: 21/09/1916
Service No: 3/1688
Additional information: Son of the late Alexander and Agnes Money Brown, of Dalswinton Gardens, Kirkmahoc, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:22 pm    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

Pte. S. Anderson, K.O.S.B.
Pte. W. Baird, S-Hrs.
Pte. J. Bell, R.S.
Pte. O. Bell, K.O.S.B.
Pte. S. Borthwick, Sc. R.
Pte. J. Brown, Sc. R.
Pte. J.S. Brown, Anzacs.
Pte. T. Brown, H.L.I.
Pte. J. Candlish, K.O.S.B.
Pte. J. Coupland, G-Hrs.
Bombdr. J. Crosbie, R.G.A.
Pte. J. Dalrymple, K.O.S.B.
Pte. F. Dawson, A.S.C.
Pte. F. Dinwiddie, R.S.
Pte. J. Forgie, Canadians.
S-M. A. Grieve, R.F.A.
Pte. J. Kerr, K.O.S.B.
Sergt. J. Mowbray, Canadians.
L-Corpl. T. Muirhead, M.G.C.
Pte. A. McAllister, R-Hrs.
S-M. A. McKinnell, K.O.S.B.
Pte. J.N. Pool, Sc. R.
Pte. J. Robertson, Canadians.
Pte. R. Sharp, Canadians.
Pte. T. Sharp, K.O.S.B.
Pte. J. Smith, Anzacs.
Pte. W. Smith, G Hrs.
Copl. W.H. Swan, Sc. G.
Pte. R. Thomson, Canadians.
Pte. J. Wallace, C-Hrs.
Pte. G. Watret, G-Hrs.
Pte. D. Wilson, Sc. G.
Pte. J. Young, K.O.S.B.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman 19 November 1920.

    WAR MEMORIALS

    KIRKMAHOE. A memorial in the form of an obelisk in commemoration of the men belonging to the parish of Kirkmahoe who fell in the war, was unveiled by Colonel Crabbe of Duncow. The memorial contains the names of thirty-three men.


I suggest this topic is renamed to include the name Kirkmahoe parish.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADP wrote:


I suggest this topic is renamed to include the name Kirkmahoe parish.

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I'll do this one now, but just to let you know that I am in the process of renaming all in D&G that need it (including the main list). Expect it to take me a week or so as some might need a bit of research where the memorial itself is not clear.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:58 pm    Post subject: Joseph Ferguson Coupland GH Reply with quote

Joseph Ferguson Coupland Pte S/8417 1st Gordon Highlanders b Abington, Lanark e Dumfries Age 32 Killed in Action F & F 02/03/1916 Son of the late William and Elizabeth Coupland. Husband of Margaret Coupland, of Kirkton Village, Kirkmahoe, Dumfries. 1891 Census: Kirkton. (25), Kirkmahoe. B Moffat. 1901 Census: Occ: Freestone Quarry Labourer. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Margaret. Menin Gate Memorial M. R. 29 Panel 38
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

During 2014 the WW2 names were added to this memorial
See http://kirkmahoenews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/

The WW2 memorial plaque is still in the Parish Church.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1565

The WW1 and WW2 names are detailed below.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PTE. S. ANDERSON, K.O.S.B.
Samuel Anderson age 21 Private (1679) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Samuel had served his apprenticeship as a tailor in Dalswinton, Kirkmahoe before moving to work in Dumfries.
He was one of the first men in the parish of Kirkmahoe to enlist and he landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 but was killed two weeks later.
Born 1893 in Kirkmahoe as Samuel Johnstone Anderson. Son of George and Janet (Johnstone) Anderson of Dalswinton, Kirkmahoe.
Missing in Action on 20 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


PTE. W. BAIRD, S-HRS.
William Baird, Military Medal age 40 Private (S/43333) 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
William had worked at Locharbriggs Quarries and at Brodick on Arran before being employed at the pits in Hexham, Northumberland. He enlisted as Private (S/18887) in the Gordon Highlanders before he was transferred to the Seaforths in France. He had been recommended for a Distinguished Conduct Medal but was awarded a M.M. as S/43333 Pte. Baird,. W., 7th. Bn. (Workington)
Born 1878 in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Catherine (Fairgray) Baird, of Kirkton Village, Kirkmahoe. Husband of Jeanie (Best) Baird of Workington Hall, Workington, Cumberland who he married in 1914 in Hexham.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1918 and buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium.


PTE. J. BELL, R.S.
John Bell age 20 Private (375567) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
John was employed at the Arrol-Johnston Motor Works at Heathhall, Dumfries when he enlisted in 1916.
Born 1898 in Kirkmahoe. Son of the late George Bell and of Mary (Rogan) Bell of Dalswinton Village, Kirkmahoe.
Killed in Action on 20 April 1918 and buried in St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq, France.

and his brother

PTE. R. BELL, K.O.S.B
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Robert Bell age 31 Private (20500) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was employed by a wood merchnat in Auldgirth, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in France in September 1915.
Born 1887 in Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late George Bell and of Mary (Rogan) Bell of Dalswinton Village, Kirkmahoe.
Killed in Action between 26 and 27 March 1918 and buried in Meaulte Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
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PTE. S. BORTHWICK, SC. R.
Samuel Borthwick age 36 Private (14605) 11th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Samuel was a crane driver at Kirkpatrick Fleming Quarries when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in September 1915 but sailed for Salonika in northern Greece in November 1915. He contracted dysentery and was admitted to the 4th Canadian Hospital on 13 June but died there twelve days later.
Born 1880 in Kirkton, Kirkmahoe. Son of John and Janet (Steel) Borthwick.
Husband of Isabella Margaret (Wallace) Borthwick of 14 Maxwell Street, Maxwelltown who he married in 1915 in Dumfries.
Died on Active Service on 25 June 1916 and buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the Maxwelltow Burgh War Memorial in Dumfries.


PTE. J. BROWN, SC. R.
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James Brown age 20 Private (42670) 25th Company, Machine Gun Corps.
James was a farm servant in Kirkmahoe when he enlisted as Private (2576) in the 5th King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was posted to the MGC in France in June 1916. James died in the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station at Lijssenthoek.
Born 1897 in Kirkmahoe as James Mitchell Brown. Son of Mary Jane Brown.
Grandson of Charles and Mary (Fairgray) Brown, of Kirkton, Kirkmahoe. Died of Wounds on 3 August 1917 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.


PTE. J. S. BROWN, ANZACS.
James Scott Brown age 30 Private (3/1688) New Zealand Medical Corps
James was living in Epsom in Auckland and was a conductor with the Auckland Tramways Company when he enlisted in September 1915. He sailed from Wellington in February 1916 and joined the 2nd Field Ambulance in France in April 1916.
Born 1886 in Kirkmahoe. Son of the late Agnes (Money) Brown and of the late Alexander and Isabella (Barbour) Brown of Dalswinton Gardens, Kirkmahoe. Alexander married Isabella Barbour in 1889 in Kirkmahoe.
Missing in Action on 21 September 1916 and named on the Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Somme, France.
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PTE. T. BROWN, H.L.I.
Thomas Brown age 20 Private (42221) 16th Battalion (2nd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry.
Thomas was employed at Dalscone Farm, Dumfries when he enlisted as Private (2975) in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in January 1915. He went to France in early 1917 and was transferred to the HLI.
Born 1897 in Kirkmahoe. Son Samuel and Agnes (Thomson) Brown, of Meadowbank, Kirkton, Kirkmahoe.
Died of Wounds on 2 December 1917 and buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium.


PTE. J. CANDLISH, K.O.S.B.
James Candlish age 20 Private (23368) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was employed at Breconie Hill, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire when he enlisted in April 1916. He joined his battalion in France in July but was killed two months later on the Somme.
Born 1896 at Riddingwood, Kirkmahoe. Son of the late Janet (Dickson) Candlish and of James and Elizabeth (Young) Candlish, of Riddingwood Lodge, Kirkmahoe. James and Elizabeth married in 1900 in Kirkmahoe.
Missing in Action on 3 September 1916 Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.


PTE. J. COUPLAND, G-HRS.
Joseph Ferguson Coupland age 32 Private (S/8417) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Joseph was a quarryman at Locharbriggs Quarries when he enlisted in January 1915. He joined his battalion in France in May 1915.
Born 1884 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late William Coupland and of Elizabeth (Ferguson) Coupland of Kirkton, Kirkmahoe. Husband of Margaret or Maggie (Kirkpatrick) Coupland of Kirkton Village, Kirkmahoe who he married in 1904 in Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in Action on 2 March 1916 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
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BOMBDR. J. CROSBIE, R.G.A.
James Crosbie age 20 Lance Bombardier (185341) 434th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
James was assisting in his father's blacksmith business in Dalswinton, Kirkmahoe when he enlisted. He died in the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Esquelbecq.
Born 1897 in Kirkmahoe. Son of James and Elizabeth (Thomson) Crosbie of Dalswinton and of Otago Cottage, Moffat Road, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 17 May 1918 and buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, France.


PTE. J. DALRYMPLE, K.O.S.B.
James Dalrymple age 38 Private (25797) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
In 1911 James, aged 32, was working in a freestone quarry and living with his widowed father Robert in Kirkton Village, Kirkmahoe.
Born 1879 in Locharbriggs, Dumfries as James Dickson. Son of the late Mary (Dickson) Dalrymple and of Robert Dalrymple of Kirkton who had married in 1881 in Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 16 August 1917 and buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.


PTE. F. DAWSON, A.S.C.
Frank Dawson age 35 Private (M/338612) Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps, attached to the 58th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.
Frank was a chauffeur with Colonel Crabbe at Duncow, Kirkmahoe when he enlisted in 1917.
Born 1883 in Burgh-le-Marsh, Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Son of the late Thomas Chapman Dawson and of Sarah (Johnson) Dawson. Husband of the late Grace (Farish) Dawson who he married in 1910 in Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire. Grace died at Duncow in September 1915.
Husband of Euphemia (Herbertson) Dawson of 5 St. Clair Terrace, Dumfries who he married in July 1917 in Edinburgh.
Killed in Action on 28 April 1918 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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PTE. F. DINWIDDIE, R.S.
Frederick Dinwiddie age 35 Private (27296) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots.
Frederick had served his apprenticeship with a tweed manufacturers in Loreburn Street Dumfries and was a traveller with them before taking up a post in the Scotch trade in Chester in about 1907. In 1911 he was living at 75 Hoole Road in Chester. He described himself as a merchant, living at New Mains, Kirkmahoe, when he enlisted in September 1915. He landed in France in June 1916 and joined the 2nd Royal Scots in France on 17 June but was wounded on 17 July near Longueval and died a week later in the 1st Canadian General Hospital in Etaples.
Born 1881 in Kirkmahoe. Son of the late James Dinwiddie and of Christina (Bell or Smith) Dinwiddie of New Mains, Kirkmahoe and of Marchfield Farm, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 24 July 1916 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Hoole and Newton War Memorial in Chester.


PTE. J. FORGIE, CANADIANS.
John Robert Forgie age 25 Private (12707) 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
John had worked as a grocer in Peebles before emigrating to Canada. He enlisted at Valcartier Camp in Quebec in September 1914 and sailed from Quebec in October. He spent much of 1916 and 1917 attached to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Headquarters. He was wounded in January 1918 and evacuated to the 13th General Hospital at Boulogne but died of a post operative haemorrhage five days later.
Born 1893 in Eddleston Peeblesshire. Son of the late John Forgie (gamekeeper at Cringletie, Eddleston) and of Agnes Miller (Haining) Forgie of Bankfoot, Dalswinton House, Kirkmahoe.
Died of Wounds on 15 January 1918 and buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Peebles War Memorial.
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S-M. A. GRIEVE, R.F.A.
Adam Grieve age 45 Quartermaster Sergeant (47603) 71st Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery.
Adam had enlisted for 12 years as Gunner (72099) in the RFA in Newcastle-on-Tyne in May 1889. He served in India from March 1891 until December 1898 and after several extensions to service he was discharged after 23 years as a Battery Sergeant Major in April 1912. He had been awarded various Campaign medals and Long Service and Good Conduct medals. He was a clerk with the County Association and was living in Kirkton Village when he enlisted as Private (1607) in the Terriorial 5th KOSB in May 1914. He was mobilised in August but discharged in October to join the RFA Reserve and he served in various Reserve Brigades before joining the 71st Division in December 1916. The Division had the dual role of carrying out training of men for overseas drafts, plus providing forces for home defence. Adam died of heart disease in Dumfries Infirmary.
Born 1872 in Castleton, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Jane (Johnston) Grieve and of Adam Grieve. Husband of Elizabeth Sophia (Hickey) Grieve of Stenmuir, Kirton, Kirkmahoe and of 29 Eastfield Road, Dumfries who he married in 1900 in Colchester, Essex.
Died on Service on 26 April 1917 and buried in Dumfries Cemetery. (CWG)


PTE. J. KERR, K.O.S.B.
James Kerr age 22 Private (23834) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James had been educated at Dumfries Academy and was working on his father's farm at Burnside, Kirkmahoe when he enlisted in June 1916. He joined the 1st KOSB in France in October 1916. He was gassed in November 1917 and evacuated to hospital in Ireland before returning to France in March 1918.
Born 1896 at Wychling, Kent. Son of Edward and Agnes (Maxwell) Kerr of Payden Street, Wychling, Kent; of Burnside, Kirkmahoe, and of Foreside, Lochanhead, Lochrutton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in Action on 3 June 1918 and buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouk, France.
Also named on the Dumfries Academy Memorial.
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SERGT. J. MOWBRAY, CANADIANS.
Joseph Mowbray age 28 Sergeant (440751) 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
Joseph emigrated to Canada in about 1912 and was homesteading northwest of Paddockwood in Saskatchewan. He was a member of the local militia, the 52nd Regiment Prince Albert Volunteers, when he enlisted at Prince Albert in February 1915. He sailed from Montreal in June 1915 and landed in France in August. He was badly wounded in July 1916 and treated at the 30th General Hospital in Calais before being evacuated evacuted to East Leeds War Hospital in Yorkshire. Joseph returned to France in April 1917 and was promoted to Sergeant but was killed four months later near Lens.
Born 1889 in Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Joseph and Agnes (Wilson) Mowbray of Braehead, Kirkmahoe and of Hunterhouse Cottage, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 17 August 1917 and buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France.
Also named on the Paddockwood Roll of Honour.


L-CORPL. T. MUIRHEAD, M.G.C.
Thomas Muirhead age 33 Lance Corporal (20386) 1st Company, Machine Gun Corps.
Thomas had been a gamekeeper at High Creoch, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire. He enlisted as Private (S/10989) in the Cameron Highlanders in September 1914 and joined the 1st Battalion in France in January 1915, serving at Loos and Neuve Chapelle. He transferred to the MGC and was killed on the Somme.
Born 1883 in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Alexander and Jane (Hume) Muirhead of Whitehall, Kirkmahoe and brother of James Muirhead of Kerricks, Kirkmahoe and of Dungarg Cottage, Castle Douglas.
Killed in Action on 16 March 1917 and buried in Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Somme, France.
Also named on the Anwoth and Girthon Parishes War Memorial in Gatehouse-of-Fleet and on the Girthon Parish Church memorial, now in Gatehouse-of-Fleet Parish Church.


PTE. A. MCALLISTER, R-HRS.

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