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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Dumfries Post Office Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM
Located on the wall inside the parcel collection small office in Great King Street Dumfries. OS Map Ref NX 973 762

I had suspected the existance of this memorial some time ago and visited the office to see if it was there but they said there was none. Morris Service spotted it when he had to collect an undelivered letter and kindly photographed it and sent it to me. It had been in the main building but as the PO closed it and as it was being gutted an observant postman asked for it to be saved. It seems to be copper and has been beautifully cleaned (Morris's words).

The small sign underneath is as a result of a survey by the Post Office of all memorials conducted in late 2008.

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED/ BY THE STAFF OF THE/ GENERAL POST OFFICE, DUMFRIES/ AS A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY/ OF THEIR BRAVE COMRADES/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN/ THE TWO WORLD-WARS/
1914/1918
R S ALLEN
J BRUNTON
J COCHRANE
J JARDINE
P R McCARDLE
V V RICHARDSON
W W RICHARDSON
J WILSON

1939 1945
A S CAMERON
G LAURIE
J J WAINWRIGHT
W WILSON
"LEST WE FORGET"

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited this memorial yesterday and confirm it is on the wall in the public side of the place where you collect letters (door on the right in the photo). It was previously in the main office, centre of the photo. The plaque seems to be bronze and has been enthusiastically cleaned.

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Robert Smith Allan – age 23 – Private (S/13565) 7th Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
Robert was a postman in Dumfries when he enlisted in September 1914. He went to France with his battalion in July 1915.
Born 1892 in Dumfries. Son of James and Marjorie (Smith) Allan of 6 Manse Cottage, Dumfries and of Maxwell Street, Maxwelltown.
Missing in Action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial, on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the Troqueer Parish Church Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Townhead Church memorial now in St. Michael's Church in Dumfries.
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James Cochrane – age 34 – Private (241598) 1/4th (Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
James was a Postman in Dumfries when he enlisted in June 1916 in 1/5th KOSB. He was transferred to 1/4th Battalion and served in Palestine and France. Wounded near Jerusalem.
Born 1883 in Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. Son of David and Mary (Farish) Cochrane of Brae's Lodge, Kirtlebridge, Dumfriesshire.
Husband of Annie (Geddes) Cochrane of 21 Laurieknowe, Maxwelltown who he married in 1907 in Troqueer.
Killed in Action on 1 September 1918 and buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France.
Also named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the Laurieknowe Church Memorial now in Troqueer Parish Church.
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John Jardine – age 31 – Lance Sergeant (295990) 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
John had been a postman in Dumfries since 1904 when he enlisted in the 1/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry and as Corporal (2141) he landed with his battalion, as dismounted troops, at Gallipoli in October 1915. He was transferred to the 12th RSF in Egypt and served in Palestine (Gaza and Jerusalem)
Born 1886 at Lochrutton, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of the late John Jardine of Lochfoot, Lochrutton and of Anne (Boyd) Jardine of 7 Balmoral Road, Greenbrae, Dumfries. In 1901 John, age 14, was a Telegraph Messenger and was living with his family in Maxwelltown.
Husband of Margaret (Hamilton) Jardine who he married in 1913 in Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire.
Missing in Action on 8 December 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also listed on the Lochrutton Parish War Memorial, on the Dumfries War Memorial, on the Torthorwald Parish War Memorial in Collin Village and on the St Mary's Church memorial in Dumfries.
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Peter Robison McCardle – age 18 – Private (1324) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Peter was a boy-messenger at Dumfries Post Office when he enlisted and joined the signals section of the battalion.
Born 1897 in Dumfries. Son of Robert and Jane Maria (Bowes) McCardle of 20 Market Street, Maxwelltown.
Died of Wounds on 7 July 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the Maxwelltown United Free Church Memorial now in Maxwelltown West Church together with his father Robert, Private (1975), who was killed 5 days later.


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Victor Valentine Richardson – age 36 – Rifleman (3034 & 371015) 2/8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
Victor had served in the South African War and was a postman in Dumfries when he enlisted in 1914. Although intended to be a second-line unit, the battalion landed in France in January 1917.
Born 1881 in Dumfries. Son of John and Jane Richardson of Dumfries.
Husband of Sarah (Walker) Richardson (later Mrs. Ernest Ridding) of 36 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire who he married in 1907 in Preston.
Missing in Action on 27 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial on the St John's Episcopal Church memorial in Dumfries.


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Walter William Richardson, Military Medal – age 32 – Private (36280) 2nd/3rd West Riding Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.
Walter was on the staff of Dumfries Post Office, was President of the Trades Council and served on the Troqueer School Board. He was awarded the M.M. for actions on the 25 March 1918.
Born 1886 in Glasgow. Son of Hophno and Clara (Champion) Richardson of Cathcart, Glasgow. Husband of Maggie Logan (Rae) Richardson of “1901” Glasgow Street, Maxwelltown who he married in 1910 in Glasgow.
Missing in Action on 12 April 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial and on the Maxwelltown United Free Church Memorial now Maxwelltown West Church.


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John (Jack) Wilson – age 21 – Sapper (126934) 25th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers.
Jack was a member of St. Michael's church choir and a sorting clerk and telegraphist at Dumfries Post Office when he enlisted in October 1916. He went to France in January 1917 and served in a Wireless Company. He died in the 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.
Born 1896 in Dumfries. Son of David and Lizzie Jane Wilson of 1 Park Terrace, Glebe Street, Dumfries.
Died of Wounds on 26 July 1917 and buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the St. Michael's Church memorial in Dumfries.
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Alexander Stewart Cameron – age 33 – Private (2817099) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Alexander had been a postman in Dumfries. He died in the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot Garrison, Hampshire.
Born 1910 in Newington, Edinburgh. Son of Robert and Margaret Cameron of 7 Crathie Avenue, Dumfries.
Died on Active Service on 6 June 1942 and buried in Dumfries (St. Michael's) Cemetery.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the St. Mary's Church memorial in Dumfries.
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John James Wainwright – age 25 – Signalman (2360221) Malaya Corps Signals, Royal Corps of Signals.
John was a telegraphist at Dumfries Post Office. He was reported “missing” after the fall of Singapore in February 1942 and is thought to have died as a Prisoner of War.
Born 1918 in Auchinleck, Ayrshire. Son of John James Wainwright and Elizabeth Wainwright of 28 Janefield Gardens, Dumfries. Husband of Constance (Blewitt) Wainwright, of Harrogate, Yorkshire who he married in 1940 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
Missing on Active Service on 17 July 1943 Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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Walter Wilson – age 21 – Signalman (C/JX 213835) H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy.
Walter was educated at Dumfries High School and in October 1937 became a sorter and telegraphist at Dumfries Post Office.
Born 1920 in Dumfries. Son of Robert W. and Sarah Wilson of 14 Annan Road, Dumfries.
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea on 24 May 1941 and named on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Also named on the Dumfries War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G. LAURIE.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now listed on the WMR,. ex UKNIWM, as memorial 71634
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