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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: Elvanfoot Churchyard Reply with quote

No. of identified CWGC casualties: 3



Photos kindly supplied by 'Teddy'.



Names of those buried or commemorated here:

GILCHRIST, ROBERT
MacARTHUR, DUNCAN ALASTAIR
MACARTHUR, JOHN BISSET
MURRAY, JAMES


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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GILCHRIST, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 143 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 05/12/1944
Service No: 175574
Additional information: Son of James Gilchrist and of Jean Hunter Gilchrist (nee Thomson), of Crawford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 17.
Cemetery: ELVANFOOT CHURCHYARD

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The above photo shows Robert Gilchrist's grave next to that of his parents.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos kindly supplied by John Kennedy.

Name: MACARTHUR, JOHN BISSET
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 22
Date of Death: 02/06/1940
Service No: 969846
Additional information: Son of James Colin Campbell MacArthur and of Bessie Jane Bird MacArthur (nee Bisset), of Elvanfoot.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 37.
Cemetery: ELVANFOOT CHURCHYARD



And his brother:

Name: MacARTHUR, DUNCAN ALASTAIR
Initials: D A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 202 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 20/11/1942
Service No: 122354
Additional information: Son of J. C. C. and Bessie J. B. MacArthur, of Elvanfoot, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3, Column 1.
Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MURRAY, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Labour Corps
Unit Text: 465th Agricultural Coy.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 27/10/1917
Service No: 503063
Additional information: Son of William and Grace Murray, of Inverclyde, Crawford, Abington, Lanarkshire. Born at Elvanfoot, Abington.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: East of Church.
Cemetery: ELVANFOOT CHURCHYARD

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