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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Lochmaben Churches memorial Reply with quote

At the time of WW1, there were 2 United Free Churches in Lochmaben; Victoria and Barras. By the time the memorial came to be erected, they had combined and moved to a new building (St Margarets). This memorial is WW1 to Victoria and Barras and WW2 to St Margarets. Some time later St Margarets closed for worship and the memorial was moved to its present location inside the parish church.

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You can find some details of the church, its service times etc at http://lochmaben.org.uk/activity.page.do?idx=1&activity=Lochmaben%20Church



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lady I spoke to in the church told me that her great uncle was on the memorial so I looked him up.

Name: JOHNSTON, ANDREW YUILL POLLOCK
Initials: A Y P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 05/10/1917
Additional information: Son of Andrew Y. and M. Johnston, of 7, High St., Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IXA. A. 2.
Cemetery: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two of the Grahams are relatives of mine.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see that the photos are of some interest. If the standard of polishing is anything to go by, the memorial is extremely well regarded.

I met Tom Russell who is responsible for the Lochmaben community site (link on original post). He was very interested and helpful and will put a link to this forum on his site.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert Little Clarke age 32 Private (15/1180) 15th Battalion, (1st Leeds) West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Robert had worked in the Scotch drapery trade in Leeds for about ten years and he enlisted there in January 1915. He landed with his battalion in Egypt in December 1915 where they manned the Suez Canal defences at Kantara before they moved to France in March 1916. Robert was killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme.
Born 1885 in Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire where his father was the police constable. Son of William Clarke (Registrar) and of Ellen (McCaw) Clarke of Lochmaben.
Missing in Action on 1 July 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
Also named on the Lochmaben and Lockerbie War Memorials.


Robert Henderson age 21 Private (5847 & 292329) 1/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
Robert worked on his father's farm of Gotterbie, between Lockerbie and Lochmaben, and he was involved with Barras United Free Church Sabbath School in Lochmaben. He enlisted in July 1916 and joined his battalion in France in November 1916.
Born 1896 in Johnstone, Dumfriesshire. Son of Alexander and Jessie (Ewart) Henderson of Gotterbie Farm, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire.
Killed in Action on 23 April 1917 and buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France.
Also named on the Lochmaben and Lockerbie War Memorials.
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