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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: LANGHOLM PARISH CHURCH WW2 Reply with quote

Location is inside Langholm Parish Church.

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J.F. GRIEVE, COMMANDO.
John Fletcher Grieve – age 24 – Private (2933802) Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and No. 9 Commando.
John's death was registered at Weymouth in Dorset.
Born 1919 in Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire. Son of James and Mary (Warbeck) Grieve of Langholm.
Died on Active Service on 15 May 1943 and buried in Westerkirk Old Churchyard. (CWG)
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial.


H.S. HYSLOP, R.A.F.
Henry Saunders Hyslop – age 27 – Corporal (1100460) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Henry was a passenger on board the cruiser/mine layer HMS Welshman when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-617 off the coast of Libya near Tobruk as she was sailing from Malta to Alexandria. The “Welshman” supported the island of Malta and brought food and essential supplies many times during the long siege in WW2.
Born 1915 in Langholm as Henry Sanders Hyslop. Son of Robert Duncan Hyslop and of Mary Chisholm (Sanders) Hyslop of Langholm.
Killed by Enemy Action on 1 February 1943 and buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial.


F.S. LINDLEY, R.A.
Frederick Seymour Lindley – age 24 – Lance Bombardier (326939) 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Frederick was captured at the fall of Singapore in February 1942 and was amongst 250 men transported on the S.S. “England Maru” in October 1942 to Formosa (Tiawan) to work in the Kinaseki Copper Mine. He died there and was buried in Kozan Cemetery but was re-interred in Sai Wan in July 1947.
Born 1921 in Leuchers, Fife. Son of David Spence Lindley and of Mabel Lillium (Seymour) Lindley of the Crown Hotel in Langholm.
Died on Service on 16 May 1945 and buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, China.
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial.


J. MAIN, K.O.S.B.
John Main – age 26 – Private (3193839) 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was a printer at the Eskdale Advertiser when he enlisted in March 1940. He was badly wounded during training in 1942 but recovered and landed at “Queen” beach on D-day 6 June 1944.
He fought through Normandy and around Caen where John was killed and buried in Troarn. He was re-interred in Banneville in June 1945.
Born 1918 in Langholm. Son of Robert and Hannah (Cuthbertson) Main of 55 William Street, Langholm.
Killed in Action on 24 July 1944 and buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial.


I.M. MILNE-HOME, W.R.N.S.
Isabel Mary Milne Home – age 23 – Third Officer, H.M.S. Cormorant, Women's Royal Naval Service.
Leading Wren Isabel Mary Milne Home was promoted to Third Officer in April 1940.
The passenger ship “Aguila” sailing in convoy from Liverpool to Gibraltar was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-201 in the Atlantic south west of Fastnet Rock. Among the passengers on board were 21 women from the WRNS (Women's Royal Navy Service) who had volunteered for cypher and wireless duties in Gibraltar. None of the Wrens survived the sinking.
Born 1918 in Langholm. Daughter of Sir John Hepburn Milne Home, Kt., D.L., J.P., and of Lady Milne Home (Mary Adelaide Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound) of Irvine House Canonbie, Dumfriesshire and of Walkerburn, Peeblesshire.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 19 August 1941 and named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial Hampshire.
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial and on the Canonbie War Memorial .


R.N. MORRISON, SCOTS GDS.
Richard Nisbet Morrison – age 32 – Guardsman (2700423) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
At the battle of Argenta Gap, between Bologna and the Adriatic, the 24th Guards Brigade established a foothold across the canal, the Fosse Marina. Richard was buried nearby at Alphosine but was re-interred in the Argenta Gap Cemetery in March 1946.
Born 1912 in Langholm. Son of James and Barbara (Nisbet) Morrison, of Langholm.
Killed in Action on 17 April 1945 and buried in Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy.
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial.


D.W. SMITH, SCOTS GDS
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David William Smith – age 38 – Guardsman (2697039) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
In 1942-1943 the 24th Guards Brigade formed part of the British 1st Infantry Division and the British 6th Armoured Division during the fighting in Tunisia and Algeria.
Born 1904 in Dornock, Dumfriesshire. Son of Margaret Smith. Husband of Helen (Carmichael) Smith of Langholm who he married in 1932 in Langholm.
Killed in Action on 30 April 1943 and buried in Oued Zarga War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial, on the Dornock Parish War Memorial and on the Dornock Parish Church memorial.


J. TOCHRANE, K.O.S.B.
John Tochrane – age 28 – Private (3194176) 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borders were in India when war broke out in September 1939. After jungle training in India they sailed with the 7th (Indian) Division to Burma in September 1943. They crossed into the Arakan, and saw action in the critical battles at Ngakydauk Pass and in the Admin Box in mid-February 1944. John was buried in the battlefield cemetery at Akyab but was re-interred in Taukkyan in May 1952.
Born 1915 in Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. Son of David Ward Tochrane and of Jean (Bell) Tochrane of Moffat, Dumfriesshire. (Source: CWGC)
Killed in Action on 17 February 1944 and buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma)
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial.


A. VERE, R.A.
Andrew Vere – age 33 – Gunner (326799) 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Andrew had joined the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in 1939 and was captured at the fall of Singapore in February 1942. He was amongst 250 men transported on the “England Maru” in October 1942 to Formosa (Tiawan) to work in the Kinaseki Copper Mine. He slaved there until October 1944 when due to ill health he was transferred to the camp at Shirakawa where he died. He was re-interred in Sai Wan in July 1947.
Born 1911 at Caulside, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. Son of Jeanie (Vere) Grant of Langholm.
Died on Service on 14 April 1945 and buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, China.
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial and on the Canonbie War Memorial.


R. VEVERS, R.A.F.
Robert Vevers – age 24 – Pilot Officer (87653) Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.
Robert, of South Lodge, Langholm, was educated at Langholm and Dumfries Academies and was living in Edinburgh when he joined the RAF in February 1940. He was promoted from Leading Aircraftman (976937) to Pilot Officer (87653) in November 1940 and was onboard a Wellington bomber of 20 Operational Traing Unit when it took off from Lossiemouth for a night navigation exercise over the North Sea. It was last heard sending an SOS indicating that the port engine had failed and height could not be maintained. It is assumed that shortly after the aircraft went into the sea some 70 miles east of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
Born 1915 in Dunfermline, Fife. Son of the late John and Janet (McGibbon) Vevers of Dunfermline.
Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 28 November 1940 and named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Also named on the Langholm War Memorial.

The family grave is in Dunfermline Cemetery.
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