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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Colliston United Free Church WW1, Dalbeatttie Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 44400

This memorial is now in Dalbeattie Parish Church (OS Map Ref NX 831 611). Colliston United Free Church merged with Burnside church in 1919.

Names of those who died (as far as I can determine from the script):
L C Hannah John 54th Kootenay Batt Canadian Contingent Killed in France
Private Stevenson John 1/5th KOSB Killed at Dardanelles
Chief Officer J W Markham Transport Service Killed at sea

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the names from CWGC:

Name: HANNAH, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Unit Text: 54th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 21/08/1916
Service No: 443422
Additional information: Son of Charles Hannah, of Okanagan Cottage, Dalbeattie, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 24.

Name: STEVENSON, JOHN JAMES
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 07/07/1915
Service No: 1778
Additional information: Son of John and Lizzie Stevenson, of 11, Blair St., Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 80.
Cemetery: LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY

Name: MARKHAM, SAMUEL W.
Initials: S W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Mate
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: S.S. "Bellorado."
Date of Death: 27/02/1917
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Prot. 50.
Cemetery: MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although not noted on the roll, Matthew Wyllie was also killed in action. As stated, he was originally 1/5th Battalion (and served at Gallipoli with the original contingent), but latterly served with the 7/8th KOSB on the Western Front.

Name: WYLLIE, MATTHEW COCHRANE
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 7th/8th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 23/07/1918
Service No: 29395
Additional information: Son of William and Janet Wyllie, of Springbank, Haugh-of-Ure, Dalbeattie.
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 1.
Cemetery: BUZANCY MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matthew Cochrane Wyllie age 30 Private (29395) 7th /8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Formerly Private (2139) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, KOSB.
Matthew was a farm servant at Butter Hole Farm, Buittle when he joined the Galloway Rifle Volunteers in December 1906. He enlisted in F Company (Dalbeattie) 5th KOSB in May 1908, was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
In September 1915, due to illness, Matthew was evacuated to hospital on Mudros and then to the Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool. He remained in the UK until he was discharge from the army on 5 May 1916 as time expired after 8 years of service. He re-enlisted and was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB in France. (Source Army pension record and Medal Roll/Card)
Born 1887 at Annan, Dumfriesshire. Son of William and Janet (Smith) Wyllie of Springbank, Haugh of Urr, Dalbeattie.
Killed in Action on 23 July 1918 and buried in Buzancy Military Cemetery, France.
Named on the Buittle Parish War Memorial.
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