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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:00 pm    Post subject: Ewart High School WW1 Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location in the present Douglas Ewart High School Building, Newton Stewart at OS Map Ref NX 407657.

This memorial in the form of a bronze plaque was originally located in the Ewart High School, Newton Stewart at OS Map Ref NX 409 657. The Ewart was a boys school and after WW1 it merged with the Douglas (girls school) to become the Douglas Ewart High School in the former premises of the Ewart High School. In June 1976 Douglas Ewart school moved up the road to its present premises and the memorial was moved at that time.

My thanks to Margaret Allan who arranged access and provided all the information. The plaque is situated on a wall in a corridor that leads to the adjacent Merrick Leisure Centre.

Original location in Ewart High School





Current location in Douglas Ewart High School




As usual, please PM me if you would like higher res photos.





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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Notice the very high proportion of officers, 11 out of 34 names listed.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72064
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GEMMELL, CECIL WOODBURN
Initials: CW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 8th Bn attd 10th Bn
Date of Death: 24/4/1917
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Woodburn Gemmell, of The Ewart, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
Panel Reference: Bay 6
Memorial: Arras Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (3/5/1917): Second Lieutenant Cecil Woodburn Gemmell, who was killed in action on the 24th April, was the second son of Mr John Woodburn Gemmell, rector of the Ewart High School, Newton Stewart. He was educated at Kelivinside Academy, Glasgow and at the Ewart, and was in the last year of an apprenticeship to Messrs McClelland, Ker & Co, CA, Glasgow, when, in January 1916, he was admitted to the Inns of Court Training Corps. After a course at Lincoln's Inn, and waith a Cadel Battalion at Gailes, he received a commission in the Scottish Rifles in July last, and proceeded to France in October to join the battalion to which he had been attached. His two brothers are serving - one as a surgeon in the Navy, and the other as a subaltern in the Indian Army in Mesopotamia.

Also named on Penninghame War Memorial, Newton Stewart, and the Kelvinside Academy memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 5:18 am    Post subject: Alexander Vivian Stewart Reply with quote

Alexander Vivian Stewart Second Lieutenant 4th Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Minnigaff 28/06/1895 Age 21 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 23/04/1917 Son of the Rev. Alex. Stewart and Mary J. Rae Stewart, of 21, Greenbank Crescent, Edinburgh. Enlisted Aug., 1914. A Medical Student (Edinburgh University). Roll of Honour Vol IV Page 197. Was educated Boroughmuir School. Medical Student Edinburgh University. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9 Edinburgh Evening News 10-05-17 Page 2: Photo Gorgie & Ewart High School
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 5:20 am    Post subject: Peter Stewart Reply with quote

Peter Stewart Pte S/7623 9th Gordon Highlanders e London Age 22 Killed in Action F&F 25/09/1915 (Battle of Loos) Son of James and Janet Stewart, of Rosehill, York Rd., Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 The Scotsman 15-10-15 P11:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: FORSTER, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, AIF, 21st Bn
Addtional Information: Son of William and Ellen Forster, of Mains of Larg, New Luce, Wigtownshire, Scotland. His brother Andrew Forrester Forster also fell.
Date of Death: 3/5/1917
Age: 25
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

Wigtownshire Free Press (31/5/1917): Mrs Forster, Mains of Larg, has received intimation that her son, Lieutenant W Forster, MM, was killed in action in France on Thursday, 3rd inst. Lieutenant Forster was the youngest son of the late Mr William Forster, Broomknowe, The Nook, Nichol Forest, Cumberland. He was educated at New Luce Public School and the Ewart Institute, Newton Stewart, afterwards proceeding to Edinburgh University. After leaving his Alma Mater, he entered the Canadian Ordnance Survey Service for a short period and finally settled in Australia. Shortly after the outbreak of war, Mr Forster joined the Field Aumbulance Section of the Australian Imperial Force, and speedily rose to the rank of sergeant Major. He saw service in Egypt and Gallipoli, where he was severly wounded and invalided home. On his recovery, he transferred to the 21st Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, in which he received a commission. Going to France in July 1916 he went through the Somme fighting, and was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and ready resource in the field. His abilities being recognised, he was awarded his second star. In a letter to his mother, Colonel Forbes, his Battalion Commander, says:-"Lieut Forster was a gallant and fearless officer, who had gained the respect and confidence of every member of his unit. He died a soldier's death, being killed instantaneously while leading his men into action at Bullecourt." Lieut Forster's elder brother, Andrew, also made the supreme sacrifice at Gallipoli on May 15 1915.

The article also carries a photograph of Lieut Forster.
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