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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Locharbriggs Village Hall Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

The memorial is inside the village hall at OS Map Ref: NX 993 803

One of the locals told me that the existance of this memorial seems to be unknown, not only by the UKNIWM but also by the British Legion, however a few locals hold a service here every November. Not much info for researchers unfortunately.

WWI Names:
TOM BARBOUR
BERTIE DOUGLAS
WILLIAM FERGUSON
WILLIAM GRAHAM
ANDREW GRAHAM
ROBERT GRAY
JAMES HANLON
JAMES McCALL
JAMES McADAM
JAMES NELSON
JAMES PURDIE
JOHN PURDIE
WILLIAM SMITH
EDWARD SMITH
JAMES TELFER
ROBERT WEEMS
JAMES WALLACE

WW2 Names:
DUNCAN DEWAR
WILLIAM GRAY



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1914 – 1919

TOM BARBOUR
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Thomas Barbour – age 22 – Private (2307) "A" Coy. 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Thomas was employed at the Arrol-Johnston Motor Works at Heathhall, Dumfries when he enlisted.
He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915. His brother Joseph (1859 & 240491) was wounded in the same action.
Born 1893 in Dumfries. Son of Joseph and Sarah Barbour of Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the Arrol-Johnston Roll of Honour now in Dumfries Museum.


BERTIE DOUGLAS.
Robert Douglas – age 19 – Private (2876) 1/5th Battalion (Dumfries and Galloway) King's Own Scottish Borderers.
“Bertie” was a clerk at Closeburn Quarries when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1895 in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Douglas of Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


WILLIAM FERGUSON.
I cannot positively identify this man.







WILLIAM GRAHAM.
William Graham – age 27 – Private (13369) 15th Battalion (1st Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry.
(its original title was the Glasgow Tramways Battalion)
William landed with his battalion at Bolougne in November 1915.
Born 1889 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. Son of John and Margaret (McKechnie) Graham of Back Road, Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 3 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France. Also named on the 15th HLI Memorial in the Glasgow Museum of Transport


ANDREW GRAHAM.
Andrew Graham – age 39 – Private (CMT/1270) 621st Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps.
Andrew was a motor van driver with Johnstone's Aerated Water Manufacturers and lived at College Street, Maxwelltown. He went to France in August 1914. Andrew died in hospital in Liverpool after a long illness.
Born c.1878 in Dumfries. Son of Andrew and Jane (Grierson) Graham. Husband of Isabella Ann (Scott) Graham of Douglas Bank, Locharbriggs, Dumfries who he married in 1907 in Dumfries.
Died on Service on 21 March 1917 and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery.
Also named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT GRAY.
Robert Easton Gray – age 25 - Private (17968) 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders.
Robert returned from Canada to enlist and he landed with his battalion at Bolougne in July 1915.
He was wounded at the Somme in August 1916 and evacuated to hospital in Perth. At the end of the year he married his wife Jessie and returned to France. He died in the St. John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital at Etaples.
Born 1891 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Son of John Henderson Gray and of the late Margaret (Easton) Gray of 6 St. John Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Husband of Jessie Mary (McCartney) Gray of Douglas Bank and of Jericho Cottage, Locharbriggs, Dumfries who he married in 1916 in Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 12 April 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Also named on the Galashiels War Memorial.
Update - see posting from Derek below.
Robert Gray is also on the Hawick Roll of Honour.
While in Hawick, Robert was employed by Messrs Wm. Watson & Sons before working at the bone mill at Low Buckholmside in Galashiels.



JAMES HANLON.
Possibly:
James Hanlon – age 22 – Private (131540) 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.
Born c.1896 in Dumfries. Son of John and Martha Hanlon.
Died on Service on 20 October 1918 as a Prisoner of War and buried in Perreuse Chateau Franco-British National Cemetery. James was initially buried in Forbach Military Cemetery in Germany but was re-interred at Perreuse in May 1956.


JAMES McCALL.
James McCall – age 24 – Private (2880 & 240945) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James enlisted in January 1915 and went to Egypt in January 1916.
Born 1892 in Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Son of the late Samuel McCall and of Elizabeth McCall of Briarbank, Locharbriggs.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.


JAMES McADAM.
James McAdam – age 21 – Private (2925) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a ploughman at Smithtown, Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in January 1915 He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born 1894 in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Mary Grace (Ferrol) McAdam of Tinwald Downs, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 12 July 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


JAMES NELSON.
James Nelson – age 27 – Private (9510) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James and his brother Joseph were brought up by their grandmother, Wilhelmina Adams, in Lochthorn, Dumfries. James joined the Army in about 1907 and was with the 1st KOSB in India when war broke out. The battalion returned to the UK before landing at Gallipoli in April 1915.
Born 1887 in Dumfries. Son of the late Andrew and Wilhelmina (Adams) Nelson.
Killed in Action on 10 May 1915 and buried in Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES PURDIE.
James Purdie, Military Medal – age 24 – Private (S/12551) 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
James served with the 10th and the 1st Battalions of the Black Watch. He died at home due to the effects of gas poisoning suffered while on active service. He was awarded the M.M. in June 1919.
Born 1896 in Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire. Son of David and Mary Ann (Coltart) Purdie of Hill View, Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Died on 8 February 1920 and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery

and his brother

JOHN PURDIE
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John Purdie – age 19 – Private (79027) Royal Army Medical Corps attached to H.M.H.S. "Salta."
John had worked as a chemist in Dumfries. He enlisted in November 1915 and was posted to the Hospital Ship “Salta” in October 1916. John was drowned when the “Salta” struck a mine while returning to pick up wounded at the port of Le Havre, France.
Born 1898 in Locherbriggs, Dumfries. Son of David and Mary Ann (Coltart) Purdie of Hill View, Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Killed by Enemy Action/Lost at Sea on 10 April 1917 and named on the “Salta” Memorial in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France.


WILLIAM SMITH.
I cannot positively identify this man.


EDWARD SMITH.
Edward Higgins Smith – age 19 – Private (38996) 5th/6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Born 1899 in Locharbriggs, Dumfries. Son of George Carruthers Smith and of Sarah (Higgins) Smith Athole Bank, Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Missing in Action on 13 July 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

JAMES TELFER.
James Telfer – age 24 – Private (2646) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a ploughman at Dalton, Dumfriesshire when he enlisted in December 1914. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and died of multiple grenade wounds in the 17th Stationary Hospital, Cape Helles after the grenade carrier he was handling exploded.
Born 1891 in New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Mary Ann (Elliot) Telfer of Bankfoot Cottages, Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 20 December 1915 and buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
His brother, Thomas Elliot Telfer – age 30 - Private (31136) 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry was killed on 28 November 1917 and is named on the New Abbey Parish War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT WEEMS.
Robert Weems – age 22 – Private (S/16233) 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
Robert was a joiner and was employed at the Arrol-Johnston Motor Works when he enlisted in December 1914. He went to France in April 1915.
Born 1892 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire. Son of Thomas and Mary Agnes (McKune) Weems of 13 Heathhall Cottages, Heathhall, Dumfries and of “1901” Glasgow Street and 16 David Street, Maxwelltown.
Missing in Action on 10 May 1915 and named on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Also listed on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the Laurieknowe Church Memorial now in Troqueer Parish Church.


JAMES WALLACE.
James Wallace – age 23 – Private (2339 & 240718) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
James was employed at Tinwald Parks Farm.
Born 1894 in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Son of John and Annie Wallace of Quarry Row Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Killed in Action on 19 April 1917 and buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.






1939 – 1945


DUNCAN DEWAR
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Duncan Campbell Dewar – age 24 – Corporal (7625364) Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
Born 1919 in Dumfries.
Killed in Action 18 November 1943 and buried in Syracuse War Cemetery,Sicily, Italy.


WILLIAM GRAY.
William Gray – age 22 – Able Seaman (P/SSX 21187) H.M.S. Manistee Royal Navy.
William had been a quarryman at Locharbriggs when he joined the navy in 1937.
Born c.1919 in Dumfries.
Foster-son of Mary McCartney of Jerico Cottage, Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Killed in Action/Lost at Sea on 24 February 1941 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
In September 1940, the merchant ship “Manistee” requisitioned by the Admiralty and commissioned in December 1940 as the Ocean Boarding Vessel HMS Manistee, armed with two 6 inch guns, one 12 pounder and one set of Anti Aircraft guns.
She was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland by the German submarine U-107
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert Gray is also on the Hawick Roll of Honour.
While in Hawick, Robert was employed by Messrs Wm. Watson & Sons before working at the bone mill at Low Buckholmside in Galashiels
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for that Derek.
I had missed that he was on the Hawick Roll.
I have copied your note up onto Gray's entry above and will copy it over onto the Gala and Hawick threads.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at this again, the penny has just dropped that the WW2 casualty must have been a relative of Robert (or Robert's wife?) - Jessie Mary (McCartney) Gray of Douglas Bank and of Jericho Cottage, Locharbriggs

William Gray – age 22 – Able Seaman (P/SSX 21187) H.M.S. Manistee Royal Navy.
Foster-son of Mary McCartney of Jericho Cottage, Locharbriggs
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR (ex UKNIWM) record 71723
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