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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Dumfries - Townhead Church Reply with quote

Bit of a mixed history on this one, as far as I can unravel it..........

Firstly, the memorial applies to Townhead Church (not Townend as listed on UKNIWM).

UKNIWM Ref: 44305
Current Location: OS Map Ref: NX 975 756

This memorial was originally constructed as an organ screen in Townhead Church Dumfries (OS Map Ref: NX 973 764). At some time (date not known) Townhead Church merged with Dumfries South Church and the former was closed, the memorial was moved (presumably without the organ) to the South Church (OS Map Ref: NX 973 758). The former Townhead Church is still standing and used as a dining hall for students at Dumfries Academy. Photos are here http://www.imchad.freeola.com/mc_clumpha/dfs-chrchs/index.htm, click on other church buildings on the left of the screen and it is the first picture.

At some further date South and Townhead church merged with St Michael's church, the former was closed and the memorial moved to St Michael's. UKNIWM states that the memorial was moved once in 1955 from Townhead to St Michael's which is incorrect however I do not know whether 1955 is the date of the first or second move. I have also not been able to find any reference to memorials belonging to South Church parishioners (I suspect they are on the main St Michael's memorials).

Photo's of St Michael's Church (where this memorial now stands) can be found here http://www.imchad.freeola.com/mc_clumpha/dfs-chrchs/index.htm.

South Church became derelict and was finally demolished in approximated 2001. Inside St Michael's church is a cabinet with photos and mementoes from the South church and I have included a photo of that (showing the South church - the second location of the memorial).



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This is a current photograph of the former Townhead Church (original home of this memorial) - currently used as a dining room for Dumfries Academy.

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Very unusual - the first eight names on this memorial are four sets of brothers! I cannot recall seeing any thing similar????
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1914 - 1919.

ANDERSON, GEORGE.
George Masterton Anderson – age 36 – Private (50906) 1/4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
George was a book-keeper living at 70 Park Road in Glasgow when he enlisted in the Army Reserve in March 1916. He was mobilised in December 1916, was posted to the Cheshire Regiment in May 1917 and was sent to join the 1/4th battalion in Palestine. George was drowned when the Troopship “Aragon” was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC 34 outside Alexandria Harbour.
Born 1881 in Comrie, Perthshire. Son of John and Margaret (Masterton) Anderson, of Sydney House, Greenbrae, Dumfries.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on– 30 December 1917 and named on the Chatby Memorial, Egypt. Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.

and his brother

ANDERSON, PETER
.
Peter Anderson – age 26 – Private (216768) 107th Battalion, Canadian Pioneers.
Peter was farming east of Unity at Adanac, Saskatchewan when he enlisted at Winnipeg, Manitoba, early in 1916. He died in the 10th Advanced Dressing Station at Potijze Chateau in Belgium.
Born 1890 in Scone, Perthshire. Son of John and Margaret (Masterton) Anderson, of Sydney House, Greenbrae, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 25 October 1917 and buried in Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


BEATTIE, JAMES.
James Beattie – age 23 – Private (1093 & 240116) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James worked at the Rosefield Mills in Maxwelltown. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was wounded and invalided home but in November 1916 he was able to rejoin the battalion in Palestine.
Born c.1894 in Holywood, Dumfriesshire. Son of Janet Beattie and step-son of William Gillespie.
Grandson of James Beattie of 89 Queensberry Street, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 29 November 1917 and buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.

and his brother

BEATTIE, LLEWELLYN R
.
Llewellyn Robertson Beattie – age 23 – Lance Corporal (S/7158) 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Llewellyn was a locomotive fireman at the Corkerhill Depot of the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company in Glasgow and he enlisted from there in December 1914. He was initially posted to France in March 1915 but transferred, with his battalion, to the Persian Gulf in late December 1915. About a week later he was killed at the Battle of Sheik Sa'ad.
Born 1893 in Holywood, Dumfriesshire. Son of Janet Beattie and step-son of William Gillespie.
Grandson of James Beattie of 89 Queensberry Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 7 January 1916 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the G&SW Railway Memorial now in Ayr Station.
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BLACK ADAM.
Adam Black – age 23 – Private (2724 & 240881) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Adam was a law apprentice with the Town Clerks of Dumfries when he enlisted in 1914. He went out to Egypt in mid 1916. His father was the Company Sergeant Major of the Dumfries Volunteers.
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of Adam and Isabella (Nicholson) Black of 2 Greystone Bank, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on– 24 November 1917 and buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial, on the Dumfries Academy Memorial and on the Nithsdale Amateur Rowing Club Roll of Honour.

and his brother

BLACK, ALEXANDER
.
Alexander Black – age 25 – Lance Sergeant (350216) 1/9th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Scots.
Like his brother, Alexander was studying law and was in Edinburgh when he enlisted.
Born 1893 in Dumfries. Son of Adam and Isabella (Nicholson) Black of 2 Greystone Bank, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 24 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Dumfries Academy Memorial.


BRINKWORTH, FRED.
Charles Frederick Brinkworth – age 36 – Private (9346 & 201707) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Charles had been employed by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company at Troon in Ayrshire before he went to Antofagsta in Chile in October 1912 to be an engine driver. He returned to enlist, landing at Liverpool in February 1915. and as Private (20991) joined the 7th KOSB in France in October 1915. He was wounded in May 1916 and when recovered he was sent to Egypt, joining the 1/5th KOSB in April 1917.
Born 1882 in Coventry Warwickshire. Son of the late Walter Roland Brinkworth and of Susan (Gracie) Brinkworth of 6 Linden Grove, Dumfries. Husband of Margaret (Cowan) Brinkworth of 35 Bank Street, Troon, Ayrshire who he married in 1904 in Troon, Ayrshire.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Troon War Memorial and on the G&SW Railway memorial now in Ayr Station.

and his brother

BRINKWORTH, WILLIAM
.
William Ewart Brinkworth, Distinguished Conduct Medal – age 41 – Sergeant (17154) King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
William enlisted in August 1914, went to Egypt in June 1915 and served at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia, including at the fall of Baghdad.
He was awarded a DCM in 1917 - London Gazette 28 August 1917 p.8992
17154 Sjt W. E. Brinkworth, R. Lane. R. For consistent good and gallant service throughout the operations. He has shown great coolness and ability under fire and marked devotion to duty.
He was discharged from the army on 4 July 1919 due to illness and awarded a Silver War Badge No. B265030.
Born 1878 in Aston, Warwickshire.
Son of the late Walter Roland Brinkworth and of Susan (Gracie) Brinkworth of 6 Linden Grove, Dumfries.
Died on or about 21 January 1920. He was found drowned at the River Nith in Caerlaverock Parish, Dumfriesshire on 11 March 1920.
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BROWN, JOHN A.
John Alexander Brown – age 19 – Private (40159) Combined 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was educated at Laurieknowe School, Maxwelltown and was an apprentice engineer in Rosefield Mills when he enlisted in August 1914 in the 1/5th KOSB. He was posted to 7th/8th KOSB and served at the Somme. He was killed near Martinpauch
Born 1897 in Dumfries. Son of Henry and Jessie (Kempsell) Brown of 2 Nellieville Terrace, Troqueer Road, Maxwelltown.
Missing in Action on 15 September 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France. Also named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


BRUNTON, ALEXANDER.
Alexander Brunton – age 35 – Private (30122) 18th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.
Alexander had served his apprenticeship in Dumfries and was a chemist in Musselburgh and a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society when he enlisted in June 1916. He joined his battalion in France in January 1917 but was fatally wounded in mid-July and died in the 5th Casualty Clearing Station in Tincourt.
Born 1882 in Dumfries. Son of Thomas and Jane Brunton of Corberry Terrace, Maxwelltown. Husband of Harriet Phillips (Donaldson) Brunton of 126A, High Street, Musselburgh, Midlothian who he married in 1913 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died of Wounds on 19 July 1917 and buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Dumfries Academy Memorial.


BRUNTON, JOHN.
John Brunton – age 24 – Private (22769) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was employed at Dumfries Post Office when he enlisted, initially in the 6th KOSB.
Born 1893 in Glasgow. Son of the late Thomas Brunton and of Catherine Brunton of 114 Queensberry Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 25 June 1917 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Post Office Memorial in Dumfries.
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CAVEN, JOHN.
John Caven – age 28 – Private (8062) 1/7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
John was educated at the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Industrial School. He joined the 9th Battalion in October 1915 in France and then served with the 1st Battalion before joining the 1/7th Battalion.
Born 1889 in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Son of Thomas and and the late Sarah Caven.
Missing in Action on 23 August 1918 and named on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.


FETTES, ROBERT.
Served as:
Robert Jackson – age 34 – Private (304545) Royal Engineers.
Formerly Pte. (20508) King's Own Scottish Borderers, then Pte. (45691) Royal Scots Fusiliers, then Pte. (175467) Labour Corps.
Robert Fettes was educated at Glasgow Street School in Maxwelltown. He was a stone mason in Winnipeg, Manitoba and served with the local militia, the 18th Mounted Rifles, later the 34th Regiment of Cavalry (the Fort Garry Horse). Along with the rest of his Regiment he enlisted (as Private 15365) in September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec but the Regiment became the 6th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. The battalion arrived in England in October 1914 but at the turn of the year they were re-organised again. What happened to Robert is not clear but he was adjudged to have deserted on 30 May 1915 at Canterbury, Kent. However he re-enlisted in the KOSB in Leeds in June 1915 and from then on served in the British Army as Robert Jackson.
He was eventually discharged in January 1918 due to heart disease and died a month later at his mother's home in Maxwelltown.
Born 1884 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer as Robert Jackson Fettes.
Son of the late James Fettes and of Mary (Jackson) Fettes of 35 Glasgow Street, Maxwelltown.
Died on 4 February 1918 and buried in Troqueer Cemetery. (CWG)
Also named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.


GIBSON EDWIN A.
Edwin Armstrong Gibson – age 26 – Gunner (168279) 184th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Edwin was a cashier and was living at 14 Cardoness Street, Dumfries when he enlisted in November 1915 as Gunner (224620) Royal Field Artillery. He was placed on the Army Reserve until he was mobilised in February 1917 and posted to the RGA in France in May. He was taken ill on his way from Belgium to be demobilised and was admitted to the University War Hospital in Southampton where he died due to influenza and pneumonia.
Born 1893 in Tinwald, Dumfriesshire. Son of Joseph C. and Janet (Armstrong) Gibson.
Died on Service on 18 February 1919 and buried in Tinwald Parish Churchyard Extension.
Also named on the Tinwald Parish War Memorial in Amisfield village, Dumfriesshire.
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HENDERSON THOMAS S.
Thomas Sturgeon Henderson – age 29 – Private (S/21511) 6th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
Thomas was educated at Laurieknowe School, Maxwelltown and was employed by Samuel Thomson, Bootmaker of Queensbury Street, Dumfries when he enlisted in November 1915. He was wounded in August 1916 and after a period in hospital returned to the Front in February 1917 but was killed near Arras.
Born 1887 in Clouden, Holywood, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late David and Isabella (Sturgeon) Henderson of 9 Roseland Terrace, Maxwelltown. Husband of Martha (Robertson) Henderson of 8 Woodside Terrace, Ryedale, Maxweltown and later of 6 Janefield Terrace, Maxwelltown who he married in 1917 in Troqueer.
Missing in Action on 11 April 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named, together with his brothers James and Joseph - both of the Canadian Infantry, on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the Maxwelltown United Free Church Memorial now Maxwelltown West Church.


KIRKPATRICK, JAMES.
James Kirkpatrick – age 24 – Private (4287 & 241038) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a carver with a granite merchant in Dumfries when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined his battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915 and then served in Egypt and Palestine.
Born 1894 in Dunscore, Dumfriesshire. Son of the late Jane Kirkpatrick and of James Kirkpatrick of 92 Lockerbie Road, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 13 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


LITTLE, ROBERT.
Robert Butler Little – age 38 – Private (S/8617) 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Robert was employed in the butcher market in Dumfries. He joined his battalion in France in October 1915.
Born c.1877 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late Robert and Janet (McKinnell) Little. Husband of Elizabeth (McMillan) Little of 4 Friars Vennel, Dumfries who he married in 1900 in Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 7 November 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


MC CLURE, JAMES.
James McClure – age 18 – Private (S/18348) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James joined his battalion in France in October 1915.
Born 1897 in Dumfries. Son of Janet McClure. Grandson of Adam and Elizabeth (McClure) Robson, of Floshknowe, Gasstown, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 27 January 1916 and buried in Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery, Belgium.


MC LAUCHLAN, ALEX. D.
Alexander Douglas McLauchlan – age 26 – Private (24985) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Alexander served with the 1st KOSB then the 10th KOSB before joining the 1/5th KOSB.
Born 1892 in Dumfries. Son of Clara Hellen McLauchlan, of Roselyn Villa, Noblehill, Dumfries, and the late Matthew McLauchlan of Brasswell Crossing, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 2 September 1918 and named on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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MC LEISH, ALEXANDER.
Alexander McLeish – age 30 – Gunner (89164) 7th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery.
Alexander had been an apprentice bookbinder with Maxwell Publishers in Dumfries before he moved to Barnsley and then, in 1913, to Ottowa. He was working as a commercial traveller when he enlisted in June 1915 at Valcartier, Quebec. He was killed near Pozieres when his gun pit received a direct hit
Born 1886 in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Son of Alexander and Agnes (Gordon) McLeish of 2 Leafield Road, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 28 September 1916 and buried in Bapaume Post Military Cemetery, Albert, France. Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


MC NAUGHT, DONALD.
Donald McNaught – age 19 – Private (29837) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at Noblehill School in Dumfries, Donald was an apprentice engineer in the Arrol-Johnston Motor Works at Heathhall, Dumfries when he enlisted in October 1914. When he was old enough for overseas service he went to France in January 1917 where he joined the 1st KOSB and then the 2nd KOSB.
Born 1898 in Dumfries. Son of George and Mary (Kerr) McNaught of Gillfield Terrace, Craigs Road, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 14 June 1917 and buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle, France. Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Arrol-Johnston Roll of Honour now in Dumfries Museum.


MERRIE, JAMES W. (sic)
James Urie Merrie – age 20 – Private (2038) 2/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Educated at Sanquhar Public School, James had been a grocer in Dumfries before he enlisted. He died of Tuberculosis in the City Hospital in Edinburgh.
Born 1894 in Mennock Village, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Jane Merrie, of Station House, Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire.
Died on Active Service on 30 June 1915 and buried in Sanquhar Parish Churchyard Extension.
Also named on the Sanquhar War Memorial and on the Sanquhar school memorial


RAFFEL, JAMES.
James Raffel – age 26 – Private (GS/ 9162 & D/13622) 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
James had enlisted in December 1914. He died of pneumonia in the Welsh National Hospital at the Royal Victoria Military Hospital, Netley, Hampshire.
Born 1891 in Dumfries. Son of the late William Raffel and of Mary (Robison) Raffel, of 3 Manse Cottages, Dumfries.
Died on Active Service on 30 October 1918 and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery.


RITCHIE, JOHN.
John Ritchie – age 29 – Private (4652 & 241271) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John had been a machineman in the Dumfries and Galloway “Standard” but was employed by the Puckha Coffee Company in Dumfries when he enlisted.
Born 1889 in Dumfries. Son of John and Janet Ritchie of Comley Cottage, Stoop, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 29 April 1917 and buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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SCOTT, JAMES C.
James Cameron Scott – age 25 – Private (2321) 1/7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
James was a draper with Barbour & Sons in Dumfries. He enlisted in Glasgow where his family lived and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli on 14 June 1915. Two weeks later he was killed at the Battle of Gulley Ravine.
Born 1891 in Strathaven, Avondale, Lanarkshire.
Son of James and Lillias Barrie Scott of 36 Annette Street, Govanhill, Glasgow.
Missing in Action on 28 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
His brother Claude Barrie Scott, Private (38789) 12th Battalion, Royal Scots was killed on 15 April 1918 in Belgium.
The brothers are named on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


SCOTT, WILLIAM.
Served as William Scott.
William Shankland – age 19 – Private (1162) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William worked as a saddler in Dumfries when he enlisted. He landed at Gallipoli with the 1/5th KOSB in June 1915.
Born 1895 in Castle Douglas, Kelton, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Son of Isabella (Scott) Shankland and step-son of William Shankland of Greenbrae Buildings, Dumfries and of 9 Stable Row, Craigbank, New Cumnock, Ayrshire.
Missing in Action on 20 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


SHANNON, JOHN P.
John Paterson Shannon – age 34 – Second Lieutenant: 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
Formerly Private (29820) 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a meat inspector and slaughter house superintendent to Dumfries Council as well as a qualified sanitary inspector. He had joined the 3rd KOSB in 1903 and rose to the rank of Sergeant with the Territorial 5th KOSB. He was discharged as time-expired in March 1916. However he remained a reservist and was mobilised in the October 1916 as Private (5627) but was reinstated as a Sergeant before he went to France to join the 1st KOSB in January 1917. In June 1917 John was sent to Newton Ferres in Devon as Sergeant (29820) for Officer training and was commissioned in September 1917. He died at of influenza and pneumonia at Noblehill Farm, Dumfries.
Born 1885 in Dumfries. Son of the late Robert Shannon and of Mary Agnes (Paterson) Shannon, of Noblehill Farm, Dumfries.
Died on Service on 4 March 1919 and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


SHANKS, JAMES.
James Shanks – age 37 – Private (201932) 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Born 1880 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Son of James and Elizabeth (Davidson) Shanks. Husband of Margaret Martin (Irvine) Shanks of 49 Carrick Street, Ayr who he married in 1911 in Ayr.
Died of Wounds on 16 October 1918 and buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Ayr War Memorial.
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STORDY, THOMAS W.
Thomas William Stordy – age 30 – Gunner (168012) 160th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Thomas was living in Glasgow when he enlisted there.
Born 1887 in Carlisle. Son of John and Jane Stordy of Primrose Bank, Lockerbie Road, Dumfries. Husband of Georgina Kerr (Murray) Stordy of 171 Sandyfaulds Street, Glasgow who he married in 1910 in Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 24 April 1918 and buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Glasgow Roll of Honour.


WALLER, ROBERT.
Robert Waller – age 22 – Private (874 & 203483) 7th/8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert was a postman at St. John's town of Dalry in Kirkcudbrightshire when he enlisted in August 1914. He landed with the 1/5th KOSB at Gallipoli in June 1915. He was wounded and invalided home but when he had fully recovered he was posted to the 7th/8th KOSB in France in August 1917.
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Isabella Waller of 105 English Street, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 28 March 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour in Castle Douglas Post Office.


WILSON, HUGH.
Hugh Young Wilson – age 23 – Lieutenant:2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Formerly Lance Corporal (S/14790) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Hugh was the brother of the Rev. James Young Wilson M.A. of the South United Free Church in Dumfries. He was a chartered accountant in Glasgow when he enlisted in August 1914 and he landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915. Hugh was commissioned in the Gordons in February 1916 and was killed on Infantry Hill near Arras.
Born 1893 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. Son of Hugh and Elizabeth Buchanan (Young) Wilson of Parkside Coatbridge.
Missing in Action on 14 June 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Coatbridge War Memorial and on the Maxwell Parish Church War Memorial which is now in New St. Andrews Parish Church, Coatbridge.


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1939 – 1945


CRAVEN, THOMAS L.
Thomas Lockerbie Craven – age 21 – Sergeant, Air Gunner (1565815) 158 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Thomas was employed in the showroom of the electricity department of Dumfries Town Council. His Halifax bomber took off from RAF Lissett, near Bridlington, Yorkshire for a raid on Berlin but crashed near Martensmuhle where he was buried. His body was re-interred in Berlin in May 1947.
Born 1922 Lockerbie, Dryfesdale, Dumfrieshire. Son of William Lockerbie Craven and Jessie McCartney (Bell) Craven of 33 Rae Street, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 1 September 1943 and buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


DYE, ARTHUR.
Arthur Dye – age 19 – Marine (PO/X 4640) Royal Marines, H.M.S. Fiji.
The light cruiser HMS Fiji was attacked and sunk by German aircraft off the Island of Crete.
Born 1922 in Leeds. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Brunton) Dye of 8 Aldermanhill Road, Dumfries.
Arthur Dye (senior) was a Sergeant in the 1st KOSB when he married Elizabeth Brunton in 1911 in Bombay.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 23 May 1941 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


HALLIDAY, RONALD.
Ronald Bryden Halliday – age 28 – Leading Aircraftman (1064912) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Ronald was killed during a Japanese air raid on an RAF jungle air-strip in Burma.
Born 1916 in Dumfries. Son of James and Margaret (Henderson) Halliday of Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 13 February 1945 and buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. (Burma)
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


HIDDLESTON, DAVID M.
David Maxwell Hiddleston – age 23 – Lance Bombardier (325690) 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
David died as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese in Formosa.
Born 1920 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. (Note: The birth was also registered in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire)
Son of John and Mary McLean (McCaughtrie) Hiddleston of 16 Janefield Gardens, Dumfries.
Died on Active Service on 20 September 1943 and buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, China. The remains of those who died as prisoners in Formosa (now Taiwan) were brought to Hong Kong for burial at Sai Wan in 1946.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


PATERSON, WILLIAM D.
William Dunbar Paterson – age 42 – Sergeant: 1st (Perak) Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Force.
William had been a planter on a rubber plantation in Perak, Malaya. He had escaped to Sumatra and was thought to have been on board the “Ban Ho Guan” which had sailed for Java when she was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-4.
Born 1902 in Kirkcudbright. Son of Alexander and Isabel Haugh (Duff) Paterson of Dumfries.
Husband of Alice Elizabeth Paterson.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 28 February 1942 and named on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
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