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Richard Bain



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial Reply with quote

This memorial sits between Auchinleck Parish Church and the Boswell Mausoleum on the B7036. It is at Map Ref. NS 552216





One of the panels has two names from the Falkland's War.



The bottom panel reads

Falklands War 1982
Sgt Wallace M M Lawrie
REME
S. Sgt James Prescott C.G.M.
R L Regt



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bumping this tread up as we still require close-up photos of the name panels.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missing photos now provided.

I note that the first world war had names by rank and then alphabetically whereas the second world war names are in strict alphabetical order which reflects the changes to society.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff - thanks Paul!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Thomas McMillan GH Reply with quote

Thomas McMillan Pte S/41651 4th Gordon Highlanders b Auchenleck,Ayrshire e Cumnock Age 25 Killed in Action F&F 25/03/1918 Son of John and Margaret McMillan, of Hayfield, Auchinleck, Ayrshire. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 & 9
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:40 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. William Clark - Royal Scots. Reply with quote

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 5th January, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
CLARK.-
On the 24th December (of wounds received in action), Private William Clark, Royal Scots, aged 20 years, younger son of the late John Clark, Waterside, Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire, and of Mrs Watson, Glenside, Auchinleck, Ayrshire."
(a murky print - best guess at age and some words.)

Not listed Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire.

SNWM - WW1
Surname CLARK
Forename William
Rank Pte
Service number 43620
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 24 December 1916
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS LOTHIAN REGIMENT
Other detail 15th Bn.

CWGC - CLARK, W.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 43620.
Date of Death: 24/12/1916.
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 15th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. A. 156.
Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD
Additional Information:

1901 Census Kirkcudbrights., Crossmichael, Waterside, recorded (transcription):- William Clark (4), son, born Dumfriess., Sanquhar; John Clark (48 ), Farmer, born Ayrs., Sorn; Mary Clark (39), Wife, born Ayrs., Old Cumnock; siblings.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM CLARK
Private (43620) 15th Battalion (1st Edinburgh) Royal Scots. Age 20.
Born 1896 at Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Mary Clark of Waterside, Crossmichael.
Died of Wounds – 24 December 1916.
There is a family gravestone in Crossmichael Churchyard
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic340.html&highlight=crossmichael
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial Reply with quote

18407 Sgt. JOHN GARVEN 9th.Battalion Machine Gun Corps
(Infantry)
killed in action 1st.October,1918 aged 22 years

Grave Reference: IV. A. 25. Cemetery: DADIZEELE NEW
BRITISH CEMETERY
Country: Belgium Locality: West-Vlaanderen
Additional Information:
Son of Adam and Elizabeth Garven, of Old Dailly
Mill, Girvan, Ayrshire. Native of Edinburgh.

Left farming in the Girvan area and came to Auchinleck
to work in the pits.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial Reply with quote

G/14940 Sgt. JOHN TOOLE 25th.Battalion Royal Fusiliers

died 3rd.August,1917 - aged 33 years - East Africa

Grave Reference: 5. N. 8. Cemetery: DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY
Country: Tanzania Identified Casualties: 1738
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial Reply with quote

12269 Corporal NORMAN TILLY 2nd.Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

killed in action in France 1st.July,1916 aged 30 years

Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3 C. Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Country: France Locality: Somme


Normal Tilly was born in Stranraer around 1886, and moved to Auchinleck around 1907.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial Reply with quote

63803 Corporal JAMES ROBERT PATON 100th Field Company
Royal Engineers
died 21st.October,1916 aged 24 years Military Hospital, Lewisham,
London
Cemetery: AUCHINLECK PARISH CHURCHYARD
Additional Information: Son of Andrew Paton, J.P., and Margaret Paton.
Born in Auchinleck.

63803 Cpl. James R. Paton became ill with sciatica in Salonica, around August 1915.
His condition got worse "and finally developed into inflammation of the bone".
He was hospitalized in Malta for some time, and then shipped back to London about 5 weeks before he died.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:51 pm    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial Reply with quote

12360 Private WILLIAM CLARK 2nd.Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

killed in action in France - 30th.September,1915 - aged 28 years

Panel Reference: Panel 46 to 49. Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Country: France Locality: Pas de Calais

William Clark was born in Auchinleck in 1886.
He’s listed as a 4 year-old boy in the 1891 census for Auchinleck,
and in the 1901 census he’s 14 years old.
In the 1911 census for Auchinleck he’s listed as a
24 year-old coal miner, living in his parents household
at Hayfield, Auchinleck.

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William Clark is ranked as a Corporal on the Auchinleck War Memorial,
and on the Auchinleck Roll of Honour which appeared in the
Cumnock Chronicle in February,1915,
but according to the Rolls of Honour in the
Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh,
and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission,
he was a Private.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial Reply with quote

270338 Corporal ABRAHAM YATES 12th.Battalion Royal Scots

killed in action 19th.April,1918 aged 26 years old

Panel Reference: Panel 11 to 14 and 162. Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL


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Abraham Yates was born in Dalmellington in 1892. His father was English and his mother was from Cumnock.
The family moved to Auchinleck when Abraham was about 8 years old.
The family is listed in the 1901 census as living at Greenock Mains(Templetoun) Auchinleck, and in the 1911 census they’re in Helenslea, Auchinleck.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial Reply with quote

4835 Corporal DONALD MacDONALD JOHNSTONE Royal Army
Medical Corps
attached to:- H.M.H.S. “Salta”
died 10th.April,1917 aged 27 years

Cemetery: ST. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE
Grave Reference: "Salta" Memorial
Country: France Locality: Seine-Maritime

Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Annie Macdonald Johnstone, of
Coatbridge, Lanarkshire;
husband of Jemima Johnstone, of Garronhill,
Muirkirk, Ayrshire.

Donald Johnstone became attendant at the Mines Rescue Station in Auchinleck in 1913. Previous to that, he was a postman in Muirkirk.
His Majesty's Hospital Ship SALTA was sunk by a German mine on 10th.April,1917 while returning to Le Havre to pick up wounded.
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