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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Thomas Potts Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
Thomas Potts Private S/9333 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Dundonald,Ayrshire e Ayr Age 23 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 25/09/1915 Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Evening Times 11-10-15 Page 6: Missing


Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 22 September 1916

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:04 pm    Post subject: Irvine Memorial - George Nicol Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: NICOLL
First name: George
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit: 2nd, Bn. formerly Cameron Highlanders
Age: 19
Date of Death: 12/09/1916
Service no: S/43561
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Nicoll, of 7, Springfield Terrace, Dunblane
Grave reference: IV. C. 45
Cemetery: HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 22 September 1916


George is also on the Dunblane memorial. Both memorials have the spelling of the surname with one "L" whereas the newspaper and CWGC information have two
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:18 pm    Post subject: Irvine Memorial - John Diamond Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: DIAMOND
First name: John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit: 13th Bn
Age: 29
Date of Death: 11/08/1916
Service no: 4174
Additional information: Son oF Henry and Elizabeth Renton Diamond, of 83, Montgomery St., Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Grave reference: VII. b. 37
Cemetery: WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald 8 September 1916

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:10 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. John Byron, Canadians. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 18th October, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
BYRON.-
Killed in action, on 17th September, 1916, Private John Byron, beloved husband of Elizabeth Campbell, Fullarton Street, Irvine."

SNWM - no trace.

CWGC - BYRON, John
Rank: Private.
Service No: 433226.
Date of Death: 17/09/1916. Age: 30.
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 49th Bn. (Alberta Regt.)
Grave Reference: I. C. 15.
Cemetery: CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY
Additional Information: Husband of Elizabeth Byron, of 45, Fullarton Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: WW1 - L/Cpl. Robert C.E. Moffat, A. & S.H. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, 21st November, 1916.
"Deaths on Service.
MOFFAT.-
Killed in action, on 29th October, Lance-Corporal Robert C. E. Moffat, A. and S.H., son of Mrs Moffat, 25 Prestwick Road, Ayr."


SNWM - WW1
Surname MOFFAT
Forename Robert C
Rank L Cpl
Service number S/14936
Decoration
Place of birth Irvine Ayrshire
Date of death 29 October 1916
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 2nd Bn.

CWGC - MOFFAT, Robert Cuthbert Easton
Rank: Lance Corporal.
Service No: S/14936.
Date of Death: 29/10/1916. Age: 33.
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of F Agnes Moffat, of 25, Prestwick Rd., Ayr, and the late William Moffat.

He is also listed at Ayr:- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=69941#69941
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject: WW1- Pte. W. Crawford, 9th. Bn. Scottish Rifles. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, 14th November, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
CRAWFORD.-
Killed in action on 22nd October, 1917, William Crawford, beloved husband of Agnes Smith and youngest son of the late Hugh Crawford, merchant, Dalmellington, brother and adopted son of Andrew and Agnes Crawford, merchant, Burnside Place, Dalry, Ayrshire (late of Kirkmichael and Maybole).
Oh, my comrades, see the signal."

Not listed at Dalmellington.
Not listed at Maybole.

SDGW - Born Dalmellington; enlisted Glasgow.
Soldier's backpay and War Gratuity to widow Agnes.
1901 Census Ayrshire, Maybole, 19 Society Street, recorded (transcription):- William Crawford (13), Tailor, cousin, born Ayrs., Dalmellington; Andrew Crawford (33), Tailor, born Ayrs., New Cumnock; Agnes Crawford (28 ), Wife, born Dalmellington.
1891 Census Ayrshire, Dalmellington, 21 Main Street, recorded (transcription):- William Crawford (4), son, born Dalmellington; Hugh Crawford (56), Baker, born Ayrshire, Dalry; Margaret Crawford (47), Wife, born Ayrs., Ballantrae; 1 elder female sibling.


SNWM - WW1
Surname CRAWFORD
Forename W
Rank Pte
Service number 35095
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 22 October 1917
Theatre of death France
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES
Other detail 9th Bn.

CWGC - CRAWFORD, W.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 35095.
Date of Death: 22/10/1917. Age: 30.
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th Bn.
Grave Reference: XXVIII. F. 19.
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of the late Hugh Crawford, of Dalmellington, Ayrshire; husband of Agnes Smith Crawford, of 52, Fullarton St., Irvine, Ayrshire.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Sec. Lieut. H. Fletcher, R.F.A. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 14th. June, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
FLETCHER.-
Killed in action, on 7th June, 1917, Henry Mungles Fletcher, R.F.A. in his 36th year, beloved son of the late Bailie N. B. Fletcher, and Mrs Fletcher, Alma Cottage, Irvine."

SNWM - no trace.
Henry Fletcher was born at Kilmarnock. School teacher.
Not listed at Kilmarnock War Memorial.

Medal index ticket records previous service:- 3/Lowland Bdr. R.F.A. Sgt. 1318; R.H.A. att. Y/30 T.M.B. 2/Lieut. (Medium 30Div. Trench Mortar Battery.)
*Comms. R.F.A. LG 25 1/16.
France (no date).
Address side of ticket records Miss C.C.G. Fletcher (sister), Maryville, Irvine, Ayrshire.

(*London Gazette 25th January, 1916, page 1009 - Special Reserve of Officers. Artillery. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants (on probation). Dated 19th. January, 1916. Royal Field Artillery. Henry Mungles Fletcher.)

1901 Census Ayrshire, Dundonald, Irvine, 25 Fullarton Place, recorded (transcription):- Henry Fletcher (21), Student Arts, son, single, born Kilmarnock; Charlotte Fletcher (56), Widow, Living On Own Means, born Irvine, siblings.


CWGC - FLETCHER, H.M.
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Date of Death: 07/06/1917.
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery attd. "Y" 30th T.M. Bty.
Grave Reference: VII. M. 12.
Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), Belgium.
Additional Information:

Graduated M.A. University of Glasgow, 1904, and listed at the university Memorial Chapel although not on the university Roll of Honour:- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5636
Listed Glasgow City Council Education Department, where there is a bit more information :- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic8311-0-asc-15.html
He taught at North Kelvinside School where he was also remembered:- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=70225#70225
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:00 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pioneer John L. Buchanan, Royal Engineers. Reply with quote

Also listed at his native Ayr:- http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=70297#70297

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 10th. August, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
BUCHANAN.-
Killed in action, on 20th July, 1917, John L. Buchanan, R.E., beloved husband of Hannah M'Arthur Holmes, 50 Bridgegate, Irvine, and elder son of the late John Buchanan, 12 Carrick Park, Ayr."
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:19 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Lance-Corporal John A. Jeffrey, Sherwood Foresters. Reply with quote

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Jeffrey John A. Sherwood Foresters Lance Corporal

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 12th. October, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
JEFFREY.-
Killed in action, on 20th September, Lance-Corpl. John A. Jeffrey, Sherwood Foresters, aged 24, the dearly beloved nephew of the Misses Jeffrey, 7 Montgomery Street, Irvine."

SNWM - WW1
Surname JEFFREY
Forename J
Rank Pte
Service number 76199
Decoration
Place of birth Irvine Ayrshire
Date of death 20 September 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Unit name THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT
Other detail 17th Bn., formerly 112, Highland Field Coy., R.E.

SDGW - Born/lived Irvine; enlisted Dumfries.
Service records exist for this soldier.
Attested 1915. John Jeffrey, 22 years, 3 months, Joiner, Unmarried, 25 Market Street, Maxwelltown, Dumfries; No.112, 2/1 Highland Field Co. (Not medically examined.)

Folkestone 11th January, 1917, and posted 15th. Bn. Sherwood Foresters.
2nd February, 1917 - posted 17th. Bn. Sherwood Foresters.


CWGC - JEFFREY, John Allison
Rank: Private.
Service No: 76199.
Date of Death: 20/09/1917. Age: 24.
Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 17th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A. (Stone 101.)
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Foster son of Jane Jeffrey.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:45 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Spr. James B. Jeffrey, R.E. Reply with quote

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WWI: Jeffrey J. B. Royal Engineers Sapper


SNWM - WW1
Surname JEFFREY
Forename James B
Rank Spr
Service number 461604
Decoration
Place of birth Dundonald Ayrshire (Part of Irvine is in the Parish of Dundonald.)
Date of death 4 September 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Other detail 416th Field Coy.



SDGW - Born Dundonald; lived Armadale, West Lothian; enlisted Glencorse, Edinburgh.
Service Award Rolls record service:- R.E. (T.) 177126; Royal Engineers 461604, Spr.;

Army register of soldier's backpay and War Gratuity records payments to Isabella M. (widow).
James B. Jeffrey, R.E. 416Fld.Co. Spr. 461604, died 4.9.1918, Action France.


CWGC - JEFFREY, James Binning
Rank: Sapper.
Service No: 461604.
Date of Death:04/09/1918. Age: 33. (Killed in action.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 416th Field Coy.
Grave Reference: IV. H. 34.
Cemetery: QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY
Additional Information: Son of John Maxwell Jeffrey and Marion Binning Jeffrey; husband of Isabella Malcolm Gordon Jeffrey, of Beech Cottage, Armadale, West Lothian.
Born at Irvine, Ayrshire.


1901 Census Ayrshire, Irvine, 18 Hill Street, recorded (transcription):- James Jeffrey (16), App. Joiner, son, born Irvine; John Jeffrey (30), Joiner, born Irvine; Marron (sic) Jeffrey (44), Dressmaker, wife, born Hamilton; siblings, all born Irvine.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHANKS, JOHN.
Rank:Stoker 1st Class
Service No:K/27968
Date of Death:05/06/1916
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy H.M.S. "Hampshire."
Panel Reference:19.
Memorial:PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

John was a signalman with the Glasgow & South Western Railway Company at Irvine.
Named on the Dumfries War Memorial and on the G&SW Railway Memorial now in Ayr Station.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christie A. Royal Fusiliers Private

Also named on the Kirkmabreck Parish War Memorial in Creetown, Kirkcudbrightshire as:

CHRISTIE, ANDREW PTE. ROYAL FUS.
Andrew Christie age 29 Private (G/69310) 2/2nd (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).
Formerly Private (T4/056922) Army Service Corps.
Andrew had been a butcher in Creetown and was employed in Troon, Ayrshire when he enlisted in the ASC in October 1914. He went to France early in 1916 and at some point was transferred to the London Regiment.
Born 1889 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Son of Andrew and Agnes (Campbell) Christie of Thorniebrock, Creetown. Husband of Agnes (Dalzell) Christie of High Street, Irvine, Ayrshire who he married in 1912 in Irvine.
Killed in Action on 21 March 1918 and buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGinley W. Royal Naval Reserve Leading Seaman.
Note: Panel not photographed.

Named on the Lockerbie War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

LS. WALTER McGINLAY, ROYAL NAVY
Walter McGinlay age 29 Leading Seaman (Clyde Z/1002) Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Walter was a quarryman when he enlsted in October 1914. He was posted to the Hawke Battalion in February 1915 and went with them to Gallipoli.
Born 1886 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of James and Jessie (Lockerbie) McGinlay of Skedholm, Greenhill Lockerbie. Husband of Susan Beatty (Ewart or Euart) McGinlay of 8 Friars Croft Street, Irvine, Ayrshire and of 2 Well Street, Lockerbie who he married in 1906 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Missing in Action on 29 June 1915 and named on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

His brother, William McGinlay age 33 Sergeant (7933) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, was killed at Gallipoli 2 months earlier (26 April 1915) and is also named on the Helles and Lockerbie Memorials.
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