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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Kilmaronock Reply with quote

Kilmaronock WM lies in a 'rural garden' by the A811 about 2 miles east of Gartocharn.

The monument is in the form of a stone built cairn or mound measuring some 2m in diameter at the base and some 4m high. A granite plaque is cemented into the cairn with inscription and names of the fallen. Above the cairn is a ‘Mercat Cross’ which is a long thin stone pole topped with a small stone cross. This is a further 4 or 5m high. The memorial is in a small grassy area by the roadside, partly covered by surrounding trees and with a low partly broken drystone dyke between the grassy area and the A811.













TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
THE PARISH OF KILMARONOCK
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WAR

PTE. ROBERT W McL BLACK A.I.F.
- JOHN BUNTINE CHES. REGT.
- ALEXANDER CAMERON M.G.C.
- JOHN DICKSON SCOTTISH R.
- JOHN DOW M.G.C.
- ANDREW B FERGUSON R. HDRS.
CAPT. ROBERT DEC. FINDLAY SEAFORTHS
- ROBERT S. FINDLAY A.&S.H.
SGT. WALTER FORRESTER A.&S.H.
SAP. THOMAS KENNEDY R.E.
PTE. ROBERT KIRKLAND SUFF. REGT
GNR. WILLIAM M. McGAVIN R.F.A.
PTE. GEORGE B. McEWAN A.I.F.
- WILLIAM McG McEWAN A.I.F.
- THOMAS A. McKINLAY C.E.F.
- WILLIAM MORRISON SEAFORTHS
- JOHN PENMAN H.L.I.
- ROBERT PORTER A.I.F.
- WILLIAM STEWART D GRS
CAPT. ERNEST G. TIDD H.L.I.
L. CPL. ARCHIBALD WILSON SUFF. REGT. *
PTE. JOHN YUILL A.&S.H.

1914 - 1919


*Edit: Anne
L/Cpl. Archibald Wilson served with the East Surrey Regiment, not the Suffolk regiment.
Further details posted later in thread.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject: Sapper Thomas Kennedy, R.E. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 24th. July, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
KENNEDY.-
Died of wounds in casualty clearing station, France, on 15th July, Sapper Thomas Kennedy, Royal Engineers, aged 4? years, beloved son of Mr Alexander Kennedy, Ardoch Cottage, Kilmaronock."

Service records exist for this soldier.
Thomas Kennedy. 3849. 1st. London Divisional Engineers.
Ardoch Cottage, Gartocharn, by Alexandria, Dunbartonshire. (Also referred to elsewhere as Ardoch Bridge Cottage.)
Aged 39 years 7½ months. Assistant Forester & Fencer.
Dumbarton, 11th. December, 1915.

Medal index ticket records service numbers:- Sapper 548812 R.E.; T3849.
Army register of soldier's backpay and War Gratuity records payments to Alexander (father), Donald (brother), Jessie and Christian Peat (sisters).
Thomas Kennedy, 69th. Field Coy., R.E., Spr. 548812. Died 15.7.1917, No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station, France.


SNWM - WW1
Surname KENNEDY
Forename Thomas
Rank Spr
Service number 548812
Decoration
Place of birth Arrochar Dunbartonshire
Date of death 15 July 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Other detail 69th Field Coy.

CWGC - KENNEDY, T.
Rank: Sapper.
Service No: 548812.
Date of Death: 15/07/1917. Age:45. (Died of wounds.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 69th Field Coy.
Grave Reference: IV. O. 41.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
Additional Information: Son of Alex and Jessie Kennedy, of Ardoch Cottage, Gartocharn, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire.

1901 Census Dunbartonshire, Kilmaronock, Ardoch Cottage, recorded (transcription):- Alexander Kennedy (58 ), Shepherd, born Invernessshire, Fort Wiliam; Jessie Kennedy (58 ), Wife, born Invernesss., Inverallan; one daughter.
1881 Census Dunbartonshire, Arrochar, Ardvorlich, recorded (transcription):- Thomas Kennedy (8 ), Scholar, son, born Arrochar; Alexander Kennedy (37), Gamekeeper, born Fort William; Jessie Kennedy (35), Wife, born Invernesss., Grantown; siblings all born Arrochar.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McEWAN, George Buchanan

Brother of:
Private William McGeachie McEwan, Australian Infantry, 17th Battalion, No: 1253, died 1st August 1916
Private James McEwan, Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, No, 33101 & Army Service Corps, No. M/411715 (survived)

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry, 10th Battalion
No. 509
Date of Death: Between 24 and 29th April 1915
Commemorated: Lone Pine Memorial. Panel Ref: 32

SNWM:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Expeditionary Force, 10th Battalion
No: 509

Australian Roll of Honour:
Rank: Private
Regiment: 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
No. 509
Date of Death: 25th April 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Place of Association: Broken Hill, Australia
Cemetery/Memorial Details: Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey

Service Record details:
George McEwan attested at Morphetteville (?) Southern Australia, 24th August 1914
Australian Imperial Force, 10th Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade, ‘H’ Company, No. 509
Born in Kilmaronock Parish
Age 21 years 9 months. Height 5 feet 9 ½ ins. Complexion Fair. Eyes Brown
Occupation Labourer
Next of Kin Alexander McEwan, Catter Muir, Drymen Station, amended to Pirniehall West Lodge
Embarked at Adelaide on H.M.A.T. AII ‘Ascanius’, 20th October 1914
Embarked to join M.E.F. at Gallipoli per ‘Ionian’, ex Alexandria, 2nd March 1915
Posted missing 2nd May 1915
Result of Board of Enquiry Proceedings: Killed in action between 25th & 29th April 1915, Gallipoli Peninsula.
Medal Entitlement: British War, Victory and 1914/15 Star Medals

Commemorated: Kilmaronock Civic Memorial, Family Gravestone in Killearn Churchyard (Not listed on Killearn Memorial)

1901 Census (transcription), Living at Finnich Blain Cottage, Killearn
Father Alexander McEwan, age 47, Gardener, born Killearn
Mother Jessie McEwan, age 47, born Killearn
Siblings John McEwan, age 16, Garden Labourer, born Drymen
GEORGE B. McEWAN, age 8, Scholar, born Killearn
Donald McEwan, age 14, Scholar, born Killearn
Jessie G. McEwan, age 10, Scholar, born Killearn
William McG. McEwan, age 6, Scholar, born Killearn
Jeanie McG. McEwan, age 3, born Drymen
James McG, McEwan, age 2, born Drymen

1911 Census Living at Cattermuir, Kilmaronock
Father Alexander McEwan, age 56, Gardener, born Killearn
Mother Jessie McEwan, age 56, born Killearn (Married 30 years, 13 children, 9 surviving)
George McEwan is not listed with the family
Siblings John McEwan, age 25, Gardener, born Drymen
William McEwan, age 16, Groom, born Killearn
Jeanie McEwan, age 13, Scholar, born Drymen
James McEwan, age 12, Scholar, born Drymen
Alexander McEwan, age 9, Scholar, born Drymen

MI from Family Gravestone in Churchyard:
"In Memory of JESSIE McGEACHIE
Beloved wife of Alexander McEwan
Died 10th December 1933 aged 80 years
The above ALEXANDER McEWAN
Died 11th January 1936 aged 82 years
Their sons GEORGE and WILLIAM
Gave their lives while serving with Australian Army
1914 – 1918 War

ALEXANDER died 16th November 1968 aged 66 years"


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McEWAN, William McGeachie

Brother of:
Private George Buchanan McEwan, Australian Infantry, 10th Battalion, No. 509, died between 24 and 29th April 1915
Private James McEwan, Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, No, 33101 & Army Service Corps, No. M/411715 (survived)

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry, 17th Battalion
No: 1253
Date of Death: 1st August 1916
Buried: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension. Grave Ref: I. L. 23
Additional Information: Son of Alexander & S. (?) McEwan, Pirnie Hall, West Lodge, Drymen Station

SNWM:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Expeditionary Force, 17th Battalion
No. 1253

Australian Roll of Honour:
Rank: Private
Regiment: 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
No. 1253
Date of Death: 1st August 1916
Place of Death: France
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Place of Association: Fremantle, Australia
Cemetery/Memorial Details: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Albert, Picardie, France

Service Record details:
William McEwan attested at Liverpool (or Sydney, Australia?), 20th February 1915
Australian Imperial Force, 17h Infantry Battalion, 5th Infantry Brigade, ‘D’ Company, No. 1253
Born in Kilmaronock Parish
Age 19 years 10 months. Height 5 feet 7 ¼ ins. Complexion Dark. Eyes Blue. Hair Brown
Occupation Sailor
Next of Kin Alexander McEwan, Drymen Station, amended to Pirniehall West Lodge
Embarked at Sydney on H.M.A.T. A.33 ‘Themistocles’, 12th May 1915
Died of wounds (shell wounds shoulder and right ear) at R.A.M.C. 2nd Field Ambulance, 1st August 1916.
Buried at Albert Cemetery
Medal Entitlement: British War, Victory and 1914/15 Star Medals

Commemorated: Kilmaronock Civic Memorial, Family Gravestone in Killearn Churchyard (Not listed on Killearn Memorial)

1901 Census (transcription), Living at Finnich Blain Cottage, Killearn
Father Alexander McEwan, age 47, Gardener, born Killearn
Mother Jessie McEwan, age 47, born Killearn
WILLIAM McG. McEWAN, age 6, Scholar, born Killearn
Siblings John McEwan, age 16, Garden Labourer, born Drymen
Donald McEwan, age 14, Scholar, born Killearn
Jessie G. McEwan, age 10, Scholar, born Killearn
George B. McEwan, age 8, Scholar, born Killearn
Jeanie McG. McEwan, age 3, born Drymen
James McG, McEwan, age 2, born Drymen

1911 Census Living at Cattermuir, Kilmaronock
Father Alexander McEwan, age 56, Gardener, born Killearn
Mother Jessie McEwan, age 56, born Killearn (Married 30 years, 13 children, 9 surviving)
WILLIAM McEWAN, age 16, Groom, born Killearn
Siblings John McEwan, age 25, Gardener, born Drymen
Jeanie McEwan, age 13, Scholar, born Drymen
James McEwan, age 12, Scholar, born Drymen
Alexander McEwan, age 9, Scholar, born Drymen

MI from Family Gravestone in Killearn Churchyard:
"In Memory of JESSIE McGEACHIE
Beloved wife of Alexander McEwan
Died 10th December 1933 aged 80 years
The above ALEXANDER McEWAN
Died 11th January 1936 aged 82 years
Their sons GEORGE and WILLIAM
Gave their lives while serving with Australian Army
1914 – 1918 War

ALEXANDER died 16th November 1968 aged 66 years"
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOW, John

CWGC:
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 10th Battalion
No: 95843
Date of Death: 3rd January 1919
Age: 21
Buried: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. Grave Ref: Q. 243
Additional Information: Son of John Orr Dow and Isabella Dow, Buchanan Smithy, Drymen. Born Glasgow

SNWM: Not listed

Medal Index Card (Medal Entitlement): John Dow, Private, Machine Gun Corps, No.95843
British War and Victory Medals

Soldiers Died in the Great War: Not listed.

Soldier’s Effects: John Dow, Private, 10th Battaltion, Machine Gun Corps, No. 95843
Died 3rd January 1919 at 88th General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt. Father John O. Dow.

(Possible) 1901 Census (transcription), Living at Ballagan, Bonhill Parish, Dunbartonshire
Father John Dow, age 22, Agricultural Labourer, born Croftamie
Mother Isabella Dow, age 25, born Dunbartonshire
JOHN DOW, age 4, born Lanarkshire
Siblings Andrew Dow, age 2, born Balfron
Isabella Dow, age 1, born Buchanan
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILSON, Archibald

CWGC:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: East Surrey Regiment, 9th Battalion
No. 2483
Date of Death: 26th September 1915
Commemorated: Loos Memorial

SNWM:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: East Surrey Regiment, 9th Battalion
No. 2483
Place of Birth: Kilmarnock
Date of Death: 26th September 1915
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

SDGW:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: East Surrey Regiment, 9th Battalion
No. 2483
Place of Birth: Kilmarnock, Dunbartonshire
Date of Death: 26th September 1915
Place of Death: France & Flanders
Cause of Death: Killed in Action

MIC: Archibald Wilson, Private/Lance Corporal, East Surrey Regiment, No. 2483. Presumed dead, 26th September 1915
Medal Entitlement: 1915 Star, British War & Victory Medals

Soldiers’ Effects: Archibald Wilson, Lance Corporal, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, No. G2483.
Death presumed on or since 26th September 1915. Father John T. Wilson

1881 Census, Living at Hillhead, Kilmaronock, Dunbartonshire
Father John Wilson, age 36, Ploughman, born Kippen, Stirlingshire
Mother Catherine Wilson, age 33, born Cauldhame, Kippen, Stirlingshire
Children: Elizabeth Wilson, age 10, Scholar, born Kilmaronock, Dunbartonshire
John Wilson, age 8, Scholar, born Cauldhame, Kippen, Stirlingshire
Catherine Wilson, age 8, Scholar, born Cauldhame, Kippen, Stirlingshire
Alexander Wilson, age 3, born Perthshire
Archibald Wilson, age 5 months, born Kilmaronock, Dunbartonshire

1891 Census, Living at 24a Napierston Terrace, Bonhill, Dunbartonshire
Mother Catherine Wilson, age 43, born Kippen, Stirlingshire
Children: Elizabeth Wilson, age 20, Print Field Worker, born Kilmaronock, Dunbartonshire
Alexander Wilson, age 12, Grocer’s Message Boy, born Kincardine, Kincardineshire
Archibald Wilson, age 10, Scholar, born Kilmaronock, Dunbartonshire

1901 Census, Living at 23 Napierston Terrace, Bonhill, Dunbartonshire
Mother Catherine Wilson, age 52
Children: Thomas Wilson, age 32, Vanman, born Cauldhame, Perthshire
Elizabeth Wilson, age 29, Sewing Machine Factory Worker, born Cauldhame, Perthshire
Alexander Wilson, age 23, Vanman, born Kincardine, Kincardineshire
Archibald Wilson, age 20, Stone Quarryman, born Kilmaronock, Dunbartonshire
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FINDLAY, Robert Scott

Brother of George de Cardonnel Findlay, Royal Engineers, V.C., M.C. & Bar
Brother of Lt. Col. Charles Bannatyne Findlay, Royal Horse Artillery
Brother of …? Findlay, Royal Navy
Second Cousin of Brigadier-General Neil Findlay, Royal Field Artillery
Second Cousin of Captain Robert De Cardonnel Findlay, 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders
Brother-in-Law of Captain Claud Gray-Buchanan, 35th Sikhs, Indian Army, attached Royal Flying Corps


CWGC:
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 9th Battalion
Date of Death: 22nd May 1915
Age: 28
Buried: Boturich Castle Private Cemetery (near South West Corner)
Additional Information: Son of Robert Elmsall Findlay and Jane Cecelia Louise Findlay, Boturich Castle, Balloch, Dunbartonshire. Born at Glasgow

SNWM:
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 9th Battalion (Territorial)
Date of Death: 22nd May 1915
Cause of Death: Killed

SDGW:

Rank: Captain
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 9th (The Dunbartonshire) Battalion (Territorial)
Date of Death: 22nd May 1915
Cause of Death: Killed

MIC: Robert Scott Findlay, Captain, 9th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Deceased 22nd May 1915
Medal EntitlementL 1915 Star, British War & Victory Medals
Correspondence Address: (Father) Major R. E. Findlay, Boturich Castle, Balloch, Dunbartonshire.

De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, Volume 2:
Findlay, Robert Scott, Captain, 1/9th Battalion, Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) (Dunbartonshire T. F.), second son of Robert Elmsall Findlay of Boturich Castle, Dunbartonshire by his wife Jane Cecelia Louise, daughter of James Scott, 1 Woodside Place, Glasgow; born Glasgow 17th April 1887; educated St. Ninian’s, Moffat; Harrow (H. O. D. Davidson’s House, Elmfield), and Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1910; was afterwards on the staff of Messrs. Findlay, Richardson & Co., Lt., Merchants, Glasgow, Manila, Japan and China; went to Manila, Philippine Islands for his firm in November 1912, returning home on leave in June 1914; joined the 9th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as 2nd Lieutenant 28th July 1910; promoted Lieutenant 24th January 1913 and captain 16th December 1914; was still in England on leave when war broke out in August 1914; volunteered for foreign service; served with the 1/9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in this country from 4th August 1914 and in France and Flanders from 19th February 1915; took part in the Second Battle of Ypres, when the battalion earned high praise from F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French; was three times hit by pieces of shell 10th May, but after a short visit to the Field Dressing Station in the evening, he returned to the fire trench, in command of a mixed company of the 2nd Camerons and the 1/9th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and held it until relieved the next morning and was killed in the railway accident near Gretna 22nd May 1915, while returning home on four days’ leave. A brother officer wrote: “He was the coolest man in difficulty or danger I ever met; he did splendid work for the regiment throughout and was certainly one of our best and bravest officers,” and another: “He was always cool, always seemed to know the right thing to do and did it; absolutely fearless, but never took an unnecessary risk or allowed any of his men to do so.” While at Harrow he was in the House Football XI in 1903 and in the School Shooting Eight in 1904 and 1905, when they were the winners of the Ashburton Shield. At Oxford, he rowed in his College Torpid, 1906, 1908 and 1909; in the College Eight, 1906 and 1909; shot in the University Eight, 1906 and 1909 and in the University Long Range Four, 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1909, when he was captain; was in the University Swimming Team, 1908, and in 1910 shot the Scottish Eight. Unmarried.

Soldiers’ Effects: Captain R. S. Findlay, 9th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.
Killed in railway accident at Gretna, 22nd May 1915.
Grantees: Robert Elmsall Findlay Esq., Robert Findlay Esq., Charles Bannatyne Findlay Esq., (jointly) George de Cardonnel Elmsall Findlay Esq., also Mrs Sarah MacAdam Potter.

The Scotsman, 25th & 26th May 1915. ‘Deaths’
Findlay. Killed in railway accident near Gretna on Saturday, 22nd inst., Captain Robert Scott Findlay, 1/9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, aged 28, second son of Robert Elmsall Findlay of Boturich, Dunbartonshire. Military Funeral at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Dumbarton on Wednesday 26th inst., at 2.50 o’clock. Friends please accept this intimation and invitation.

Commemorated: Kilmaronock Civic Memorial, Harrow School WW1 Shrine,
Balliol College War Memorial Book & St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church Memorial (Dumbarton)





Monumental Inscription:
Robert Scott Findlay, Captain in the 1/9th Battalion
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Dunbartonshire)
The second son of Robert Elmshall Findlay of Boturich
Born 17th April 1887, killed in the Railway Accident near Grentna
On 22nd May 1915 when returning from France on leave
After three months of service fighting near Ypres.

The owner of Boturich said that the stone may be on the list for a bit of maintenance after a visit by Iain Anderson, Scottish CWGC Supervisor.
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