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spoons



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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Stranraer, St Joseph's church parishioners Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location outside St Joseph’s catholic church in Stranraer (on A77 junc with Fairhurst Rd) at OS Map Ref NX 062 604.







This memorial shows significant signs of previously repaired damage including two repaired breaks and something obviously removed from the front – a bronze cross maybe or a sword of sacrifice?



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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen a photo of this memorial taken in the early 1990s but unfortunately I was not able to take a copy.

At that time the memorial had the remains of a crucifix on the front, marble I think, certainly the hands and feet were broken and missing and I think the head also.

Sad treatment of a memorial and I would like to know more about how it came to be in this state. Although it is a church memorial, it is in a fairly prominent position and has a similar form and appearance to many civic memorials.

\Paul
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Mike Morley



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Location: Wigtown

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of your charity pray for the eternal repose of the souls of these Catholic soldiers of this mission who fell in battle in the Great War of 1914 - 1918 and for whom this memorial was erected by St Joseph's Congregation, 1922.

John Ballantyne
Richard Cairney
Matthew Cook
John Fagan
William Forsyth
William Kilgallen
Jospeh McCabe
John McCracken
James McCrorie
Terrence McGeoch
James McGarrie
John McGivern
George Murray
Charles O'Keefe
Patrick O'Neill
Henry Stewart
John Williamson
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McCRACKEN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 25/04/1918
Service No: 351615
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary McCracken, of 17, St. John St., Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Named on the family gravestone in Stranraer's Glebe Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MURRAY, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 01/10/1918
Service No: 55486
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Murray, of 34, Station St., Stranraer.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 9 and 10.
Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

Also named on the family gravestone in Stranraer's Glebe Cemetery and on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: BALLANTYNE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16268
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 26/9/1916
Panel Reference: Panel 60 to 61
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CAIRNEY, RICHARD
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 131526
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps, (Infantry), 50th Bn
Date of Death: 23/10/1918
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of Patrick Cairney, of 59, Risk St., Calton, Glasgow.
Grave Reference: C9
Cemetery: Quietiste Military Cemetery, Le Cateau

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FAGAN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 16th Bn
Date of Death: 22/10/1917
Age: 22
Service Number: 34093
Awards: MM
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Annie Fagan, of 8, George St., Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (4/10/1917): Mrs Fagan, Lochans Mill, Stranraer, has received word that her son, Corporal J Fagan, MGC, Royal Scots, has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery in the field. Corporal Fagan is 22 years of age, and previous to joining the Army was employed as a manager at one of Mr Hughes' grocery and provisions shops in Liverpool.

[The item also carried a photograph of Corpl Fagan.]

Also named on Stranraer Burgh and Inch War Memorials.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FORSYTH, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 267612
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 6th Bn
Date of Death: 31/7/1917
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Forsyth, of 4, Trade St., Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference:Panel 38
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCABE, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 96749
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers, 175th Tunnelling Coy
Date of Death: 11/9/1915
Age: 44
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Devlin (formerly McCabe), of 7, Provanhill St., Garngad Rd., Glasgow.
Panel Reference: Panel 9
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCGEOCH, TERENCE
Initials: T
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 557
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, 9th Bn
Date of Death: 25/4/1915
Panel Reference 31
Memorial: Lone Pine Memorial

Pte McGeoch's service record indicates that he was born in Stranraer and his next of kin was a Miss K McGeoch of 21 Dalrymple Street, Stranraer.

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on CWGC as Keefe.

Name: KEEFE, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: R/15731
Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps, 9th Bn
Date of Death: 9/4/1917
Age: 38
Additional Information: Son of the late Michael and Margaret Keefe.
Panel Reference: Bay 7
Memorial: Arras Memorial

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILLIAMSON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43968
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 12th Bn
Date of Death: 20/9/1917
Age: 20
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Margaret Allison, of 78, Garngad Hill, Townhead, Glasgow.
Panel Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial

Also named on Stranraer Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCGIVERN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/7388
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 1/7/1916
Age: 31
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James McGivern, of 4, Birnam Place, Stranraer.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15B and 15C
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 57003
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