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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CLARK, J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 2nd Bn
Service Number: 3/4229
Date of Death: 26/7/1916
Grave Reference: III A 3
Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery

August 1916 edition of the Wigtownshire Free Press carries a report on the death of Private James Galloway Clark of Colmonell. The RoH carries the name James Clark but he is not highlighted as a fatality.

Here's the report: Intimation has been received by Mr William Clark, Colmonell, that his son, Private James Galloway Clark, 2nd Black Watch, has died in a hospital in Mesopotamia from the effects of heat. Private Clark volunteered and served as a trooper in the South African campaign, and was the recipient of a medal for bravery. At the outbreak of the present war he enlisted from Kirkmuirhill where he engaged as a miner. He was 36 years of age and leaves a widow and six of a family. Deceased was wounded several time.

He is also named on Kirkmuirhill Church memorial.



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KELLY, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery, 35th Div Ammunition Col
Service Number: L/10514
Date of Death: 31/7/1916
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of Hugh Kelly, of 15, Drumellan St., Maybole, Ayrshire.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 1A and 8A
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (30/8/1916): Driver Joseph Kelly, RFA, reported missing after 29 July, is now reported "died of wounds". Driver Kelly, previous to removing to Maybole, where he enlisted, was a resident in Colmonell. He received his education at the Public School, and was afterwards in the employment of Mr Crawford McCreath, baker. He was a happy dispositioned lad, and an all-round favourite. As a boy, he possessed a particularly sweet voice, and gave promise of developing into a fine singer. Another brother, Tom, made the supreme sacrifice in the spring of this year.

Driver Kelly is also named on Maybole War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears that JHF McEwen was made a prisoner of war. Wigtownshire Free Press (August 1916):

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Military Medal awarded to Robert Gracie. Wigtownshire Free Press (28/121916):

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