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Whauphill Village Hall WW2 Plaque

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:09 pm    Post subject: Whauphill Village Hall WW2 Plaque Reply with quote

Not listed in UKNIWM

Located inside Whauphill village hall at the centre of Whauphill OS Map Ref NX 403 497.

I was originally informed that there were no memorials inside this hall, but another contact a year later led me to believe otherwise and after further investigations, there is.

Andrew Hannah is listed on the Port William memorial and the others are listed on the Kirkinner memorial.



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Whauphill Village Hall WW2 Plaque Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
I was originally informed that there were no memorials inside this hall


Confused

Well done for persevering.

Thanks

Adam
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The person who told me there was no memorial was a regular user of the hall as she ran the local playgroup there Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGHIE, JOHN.
Rank:Sergeant
Service No:541465
Date of Death:25/10/1940
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force
224 Sqdn.
Panel ReferencePanel 17.
MemorialRUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James McGhie, of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.

SNWM - born Port William, Wigtownshire.

JOHN McGHIE.

John was born 1918 in Port William, Mochrum, Wigtownshire. Son of James and Agnes (Nicholson) McGhie of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. No.224 Squadron was a Coastal Command squadron that began the Second World War as a maritime reconnaissance squadron. In October 1940 they were flying Lockheed Hudsons from Leuchars on patrols over the North Sea looking for German ships as well as providing convoy escorts. Anti-shipping operations were added to the squadron's duties after the German invasion of Norway.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGOWAN, CHARLES KAVANAGH.
Rank:Master
Date of Death:22/01/1943
Age:40
Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy
S.S. St. Sunniva (Aberdeen)
Awards:D S C
Panel ReferencePanel 90.
MemorialTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Husband of Isabella McGowan, of Bishopton, Renfrewshire.

CHARLES K. McGOWAN.

Charles Kavanagh McGowan, Distinguished Service Cross, was born 1902 in Ballinagrane, Borris, Co. Carlow, Ireland. Son of William and Margaret (Parker) McGowan of Barnbarroch, Whauphill, Wigtownshire. In 1911 the family were at Merton Hall, Penninghame where William was a gamekeeper.
Charles was educated at the Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart
He was the husband of Isabella Helen (McBride) McGowan of Bishopton, Renfrewshire who he married in 1942 in Erskine, Renfrewshire
The St. Sunniva disappeared without trace whilst serving as rescue ship with a transatlantic convoy (it is presumed that her masts and rigging became encrusted with ice and she turned turtle). She was lost with all hands.

ADMIRALTY.
Whitehall.
27th October, 1942.
The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the Distinguished Service Order, and to approve
the following Awards:
For fortitude, seamanship and endurance in taking Merchantmen to North Russia through heavy seas and in the face of relentless attacks by enemy aircraft and submarines:
The Distinguished Service Cross.
Captain Charles Kavanagh McGowan, Master.


Charles McGowan's older brother was lost in WW1 and is named on the Penninghame Parish War Memorial in Newton Stewart.
William Anthony McGowan age 22 Third Mate, S.S. Kalibia (Glasgow) Mercantile Marine.
Born 1894 in Penninghame Home Farm, Penninghame.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea 30 November 1917.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HANNAH, ANDREW JAMES.
Rank:Sergeant
Service No:1570758
Date of Death:15/10/1944
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
101 Sqdn.
Panel ReferencePanel 230.
MemorialRUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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SNWM - born Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
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LAVERIE, JOHN.
Rank:Private
Service No:3197642
Date of Death:28/12/1944
Age:22
Regiment/Service:King's Own Scottish Borderers
5th Bn.
Grave ReferenceIV. 149.
CemeteryBRUNSSUM WAR CEMETERY [Netherlands]
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SNWM - born Wigtownshire.

JOHN M. LAVERIE.

John Muir Laverie was born 1922 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire as John Muir. The son of Violet Muir and step-son of William Laverie.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72035
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