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IanA



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I checked, re-checked and checked again. Then, I contacted the mods - I just couldn't believe that something so important had been missed. A fine memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanA,
I couldn't believe that the University "didn't" have a memorial and I'm delighted that you've recorded it on here.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Kirkcudbright War Memorial as:

LT. ALAN K. MOTHERSILL 1st Para. Sqn. RE
Alan Keith Mothersill age 21 Lieutenant (226306) Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers.
Alan's father became minister of St. Cuthbert's Parish church in 1927 and Alan was educated at Kirkcudbright Academy and at George Watson's College in Edinburgh from 1936 to 1939. He was studying Engineering at Edinburgh University when he enlisted in 1941 and he was commissioned in February 1942. Alan was killed, serving alongside the 2nd Parachute Battalion, in the cork forest of Tamera in north east Tunisia and he was buried there. Alan was re-interred in Tabarka in May 1944.
Born 1921 in Montreal, Canada. Son of the Revd. John Elmore Mothersill, who had served as a Chaplain in the Canadian Army in WW1, and of Eleanor Oughtred Mothersill, of St. Cuthbert's Manse, Kirkcudbright.
Killed in Action on 10 March 1943 and buried in Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Also named on the Kirkcudbright Academy Memorial, on the George Watson's College Memorial and on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Dornock Parish War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

KENNETH G. COMRIE
Kenneth Gordon Comrie age 27 Major (110479) Royal Army Veterinary Corps.
Kenneth was educated at Eastriggs School, Annan and Dumfries Academies and at the Royal (Dick) College of Veterinary Surgeons in Edinburgh from where he qualified in 1938. He was awarded his B.Sc. from Edinburgh University in 1939. He was commissioned in February 1940 and went to the Middle East in November 1942. He was killed by shell fire while assisting the 17th Indian Mule Company at San Michele near Monte Cassino.
Born 1916 in Sidi Salem, Egypt. Son of Leslie John and Catherine (Bickerton) Comrie of Sidi Salem, Egypt and of The Crescent, Eastriggs. Husband of Isobel Susan (Brebner) Comrie who he married in Hollingbourne, Kent in 1940.
Killed in Action on 12 February 1944 and buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

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LESLIE C. COMRIE
Leslie Cameron Comrie age 32 Lieutenant (186389) Royal Corps of Signals.
Leslie was awarded his B.Sc. from Edinburgh University in 1932 and became an entomologist in the Zoology Department at University College, Dundee from 1935 -1938 before he left to study at Cambridge University prior to taking up a post with the Indian Tea Association at the Tocklai experimental station, Cinnamara in Assam in 1938. He was commissioned in May 1941 but died as the result of an accident while serving in the Arakan, Burma.
Born 1911 in Egypt, (but cannot confirm). Son of Leslie John and Catherine (Bickerton) Comrie of Sidi Salem, Egypt and of The Crescent, Eastriggs. Husband of Mona Kinnear (Adamson) Comrie of Sheffield who he married in St. Clement, Dundee in 1938. (Mona qualified M.B. Ch.B from St Andrew's in 1940 and became a doctor in Dundee)
Died on Active Service on 17 June 1943 and buried in Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Brydekirk Parish War Memorial, near Annan, Dumfriesshire as:

CAPT. JOHN VIVERS, 5th RSF.
John Vivers age 25 Captain, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
John was educated at Annan Academy, where he was dux in 1904, and at Edinburgh University 1906-1910 where he graduated M.A. (Honours, History) He became an English master at Ayr Academy and was living at 23 Fort Street in Ayr when he was commissioned in the 5th RSF in April 1914. John landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915 and was promoted to Captain in September but a month later he was killed.
Born 1890 at Millburn Farmhouse in Brydekirk. Son of William and Mary Viversof Millburn Farm, Brydekirk and of Manse Crescent, Brydekirk.
Killed in Action on 27 October 1915 and buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Also named on the Annan Academy War Memorial, on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen, on the Ayr Academy War Memorial and on the Ayr Burgh War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the St. Mungo Parish Memorial in the Parish Church in Kettleholm, Dumfriesshire.

WILLIAM B. CAMPBELL, MA
The Reverend William Barton Campbell age 27 Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
William had been educated at Lockerbie Academy and at Edinburgh University where he was a student of Arts and Divinity from 1909 to 1915. He had been awarded his M.A. degree in 1913 and was training to be a missionary. He was commissioned from the University Officer Training Corps in May 1915. He joined his battalion in Egypt and was killed at Gaza.
Born 1890 in St. Mungo. Son of Robert and Mary (Hourston) Campbell of Castlemilk Home Farm and of Howcleugh, Lockerbie who had married in Orkney in 1888.
Missing in Action on 19 April 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial, on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen and on the Church of Scotland Ministers Memorial in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.

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ROBERT B. CAMPBELL
Robert Burns Campbell age 23 Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Robert had been educated at Christ's Hospital School and at Edinburgh University where he was a student of Science from 1911 to 1914. He was commissioned to the 5th KOSB from the University Officer Training Corps in November 1914 but was posted to the 6th Battalion in France.
Born 1894 in St. Mungo. Son of Robert and Mary (Hourston) Campbell of Castlemilk Home Farm and of Howcleugh, Lockerbie who had married in Orkney in 1888.
Missing in Action on 3 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial and on the Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen.
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