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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: WW1-ALPHA Reply with quote

PTE. JOHN S. HAGGART, BLACK WATCH.
John Scott Haggart, Private (S/4634) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 22.
John was a gardener who had served his apprenticeship at Auchmore House, Killin, Perthshire. He was a pre-war territorial with 8th Royal Scots and enlisted at Pathhead Ford, Midlothian in September 1914. He landed with the 9th Black Watch at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1893 at Holmehead, Corsock Bridge, Kirkpatrick-Durham. Son of the late James Reid Haggart of Glenlair, Corsock and of Stichill, Kelso, and of Jane (McFarlane) Haggart of The Laundry, Hensol, Mossdale, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in action on 25 September 1915 and listed on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Stichill War Memorial near Kelso.


PTE. JOHN KELLY, K.O.S.B.
John Newlands Kelly, Private (42013) 17th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 26.
John was employed at Lochenkit Farm, Corsock when he enlisted as Private (4236) in the KOSB in February 1915. He was posted to the 17th HLI in France. A Lewis gunner, he served at Vimy Ridge and Arras, and died of wounds received on 10 July 1917.
Born1892 at Mosshead, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Margaret (Newlands) Kelly of Burnbank, Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire. Husband of Annie (McWilliam) Kelly of Grennan Mill, Balmaclellan who he married in 1912 in Kirkpatrick-Durham.
Died of wounds on 12 July 1917 and buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Also named on the Kirkpatrick-Durham War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: WW1-ALPHA Reply with quote

PTE. WILLIAM LOGAN, BLACK WATCH.
William John Logan, Private (S/4822) 9th battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 18.
William of Drumhumphry Cottage, Corsock was employed at Crofts, Corsock, Kirkpatrick Durham when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1897 at Islesteps, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Elizabeth Logan.
Missing in action on 25 September 1915 and listed on the Loos Memorial, France.


SERGT. ROBERT S. McGAW, BLACK WATCH.
Robert Smith McGaw, Sergeant (S/4825) 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 29.
Robert of Netherbarr Cottage, Corsock was a gamekeeper at Corsock House when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915.
Born 1885 in Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Charles and Susan (Smith) McGaw of Kenmure, New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Missing in action on 25 September 1915.
Also named, together with his brother George, on the Kells Parish War Memorial in New Galloway.


PTE. JOHN C. ROSS, K.O.S.B.
John Coltart Ross, Private (45808) 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 19.
John was a shepherd at Auchenshinnoch, Dalry when he was called up in June 1918. He was in training when he died of a throat infection at the Military Hospital at Curragh Camp near Dublin.
Born 1899 in Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Margaret (Coltart) Ross of Sundaywell, Dunscore Dumfriesshire and of Garrovie, New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died on active service on 22 October 1918 and buried in Curragh Military Cemetery, Ireland.
Also named on the Dunscore War Memorial.


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L.CPL. DAVID SCOTT, R.W.F.
David Scott, Lance Corporal (16683) 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Age 26.
David was an apprentice draper in Wrexham, North Wales when he enlisted in the RWF in October 1914 at Rhyl. He landed with his battalion in France in December 1915 and served at the Somme and Ypres, and it was there in May 1917 that he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He was in the Military Hospital In Exeter when he was discharged from the army in June 1917 and awarded a Silver War Badge (214078) David died of tuberculosis at his home in Corsock.
Born 1893 at Drumhumphry, Corsock Bridge, Kirkpatrick-Durham. Son of Robert Thomas and Margaret (McCormick) Scott of Drumhumphry, Corsock. Died on 20 February 1920 and buried in Corsock United Free Churchyard, Parton. (CWG)


PTE. ROBERT STRAITON, SOUTH AFRICANS.
Robert Straiton, Private (829) 8th Regiment, South African Infantry. Age 27.
Robert enlisted in October 1915 and served in German East Africa. He died of enteric fever at Kondoa Irangi.
Born 1888 Glenlee, Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Samuel and Margaret (Hunter) Straiton of Mossend, Corsock.
Died on active service on 26 July 1916 and buried on Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania.


PTE. JOHN H. SWAN, AUSTRALIANS.
John Swan, Private (5639) 19th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Age 30.
John was living in Sydney, N.S.W. when he enlisted in April 1916. He sailed in September 1916 arriving in England in the November, and moved to France in February 1917. He died of wounds received in action at Zonnebeke, Belgium.
Born 1886 at Side, Tinwald, Dumfriesshire. Son of Janet Adamson Swan and step-son of Robert John Beattie of Crofts, Corsock, Kirkpatrick-Durham.
Died of wounds on 9 October 1917 and named on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium and on the Kirkpatrick-Durham War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: WW1-ALPHA Reply with quote

PTE. ANDREW SWEENEY, R.S.F.
Not listed by CWGC - post 1921 death.
Andrew Sweeney, Private (18029) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 27.
In 1911 Andrew was a cattleman at Barmark Farm, Corsock. He enlisted in February 1915 in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) but was posted to 2nd RSF in France in June 1915. He was wounded and captured at Guillemont on 30 July 1916 and was a Prisoner of War in Dulman Camp near Munster, Germany until 21 November 1918. He was demobbed in March 1919. Andrew died of diabetes at Ernmenzie Cottage, Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Born 1895 in Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Luke and Annie (Murphy) Sweeney of Upper Corsock.
Died on 4 December 1922, (Burial place unknown)


PTE. WILLIAM TELFER, AUSTRALIANS.
William Telfer, Private (2819A) 51st Battalion, Australian Infantry. Age 26.
William was working in Brookton, Western Australia when he enlisted in August 1915 at Perth, in 28th Battalion, AIF. He transferred to 51st Battalion in March 1916 at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt and sailed from Alexandria to Marseilles in June 1916. He was killed near Pozieres.
Born 1889 at Mid Auchenlarie in Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of John and Jane or Jeannie (Irvine) Telfer of Nether Corsock, Parton and of Kirkcarswell, Rerrick Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in action on 16 August 1916 and buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France.
Also named on the Rerrick Parish War Memorial in Dundrennan.


2nd LIEUT. J. WEDDERBURN MAXWELL, K.O.S.B.
James Wedderburn-Maxwell, Second Lieutenant:3rd attached to 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 19.
James was educated at Charterhouse and at Edinburgh University where he was a member of the OTC. He was commissioned in March 1918 and posted to 6th KOSB in France in August 1918. He was wounded at Passchendaele Ridge and killed at Ledeghem Station.
Born 1899 at Glenlair, Corsock, Parton. Son of Major James Andrew Colville and Helen Mary (Godfrey) Wedderburn-Maxwell of Glenair.
Killed in Action on 1 October 1918 and buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Parton War Memorial, the Edinburgh University Roll of Honour and on a memorial in St. Ninian's Church, Castle Douglas.


C.Q.M.S. JAMES WEIR, K.O.S.B.
James Weir, Company Quartermaster Sergeant (81526) "D" Company, 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly (1926) King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 23.
A former pupil of the Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School and of Dumfries Academy, James was a student at Glasgow University at the outbreak of war. He enlisted in September 1914 in the 1/5th KOSB. He transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and was a machine gun instructor at Grantham. He served at Ypres, Peronne and Amiens.
Born 1895 at Corsock Schoolhouse, Corsock Bridge. Son of James and Annie (McKay) Weir of the Schoolhouse, Corsock.
Killed in action on 8 August 1918 and buried in Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial, the Dalbeattie School and the Dumfries Academy memorials, and on the Glasgow University Roll of Honour.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: WW2 Reply with quote

1939-1945

PTE. ALEX. HAWKINS, GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS
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William Alexander Hawkins, Private (14209094) 1st Battalion, The Glasgow Highlanders, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) Age 23.
Born 1921 in Dunscore, Dumfriesshire. Son of William Beattie Hawkins and of Hannah (Browning) Hawkins of Larglea Cottage, Crocketford, Dumfries.
Died of wounds on 19 April 1945 and buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
“Alex” was buried at Wittlohe near Bremen and was re-interred at Becklingen in July 1946.
Also named on the Urr Parish War Memorial, Haugh of Urr.



SERGT. A.W. McMORRINE, 75 NEW ZEALAND SQUADRON, R.A.F.
Alexander Watson McMorrine, Sergeant/Air Gunner (551156) 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, Royal Air Force, Bomber Command.
Age 22.
Alexander's Stirling Bomber took off from RAF Newmarket for a raid on Frankfurt but was attacked by a night-fighter and crashed at Idar-Oberstein in Germany. Alexander and one other member of the crew (Alexander Scott, RNZAF) were killed and were buried in Bad Kreuznach Cemetery. They were re-interred in Rhienberg in April 1948. The others became PoW's.
The crew comprised 3 New Zealanders, 1 Canadian and 4 Brits.
Born 1920 in Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late Mina Seaton (Dickson) McMorrine and of Robert McMorrine of Millhouse, Corsock and of Leven, Fife.
Killed in action on 3 December 1942 and buried in Rhienberg War Cemetery, Germany.

The New Zealand government had ordered 30 Wellington bombers in 1938. RNZAF aircrew were sent to England to train on the new aircraft. The crews were to fly the aircraft to New Zealand in batches of six. RAF official records name this group of airman as "The New Zealand Squadron", and as a result of Britain declaring war against Germany, the New Zealand Government made the airman and the aircraft available to the RAF to help with the new war effort. A decision to give them the No. 75 Squadron numberplate on 4 April 1940, meant that the nucleus of The New Zealand Squadron personnel remained together as an operational unit of the RAF.
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UKNIWM 5880 has now had its title changed and had a significant general upgrade
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