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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial - WW1 panels Reply with quote

6749 Pte. JAMES H. STEWART

1st./5th.Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

died in Egypt - 17th.April,1916 - aged 22 years
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial - WW1 panels Reply with quote

242985 Pte. HUGH STEWART

Royal Field Artillery

died of wounds in France - 14th.April,1914 - aged 32 years
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial - WW1 panels Reply with quote

17456 Pte. DAVID STRICKLAND

7th.Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

killed in action in France - 27th.February,1916 - aged 26 years
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial - WW1 panels Reply with quote

41948 Pte. CAMPBELL TANNER

12th.Battalion Highland Light Infantry

died in France - 11th.April,1917 - aged 27 years
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial - WW1 panels Reply with quote

12769 Pte. MICHAEL WOODS

7th.Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

killed in action in France - 26th.September,1915 - aged 19 years
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial - WW1 panels Reply with quote

8528 Pte. GEORGE YOUNG

1st./5th.Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

died at Kilmarnock Infirmary - 27th.June,1915 - aged 60 years
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Auchinleck War Memorial - WW1 panels Reply with quote

There are a wheen of names missing from the WW1 panels on the Auchinleck War Memorial, names that deserve to be on it, but have been overlooked. A few locals are trying to have the missing names added, hopefully before November next year.
Of the names that are on the WW1 panels, two are giving us problems:-

Private JOHN CASSIDY Labour Corps
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Private FRANK SKILLEN Royal Scots Fusiliers.

We've found the numbers, ages, and other details, for all the other names on the WW1 panels, but we're struggling to find out about Pte.Cassidy and Pte.Skillen.

All we know is that John Cassidy appears on the 1911 census for Auchinleck. He's 21 years old, was born in Hurlford, son of Hugh+Mary Cassidy, and he worked at a brickworks.

Francis Skillen also appears in the 1911 census for Auchinleck. He's a 12 year old school boy living in Ballochmyle Rows, the son of Robert+Annie Skillen, and he was born in Denny, Stirlingshire.
And, in the local newspaper, (February,1915) a list of names was printed of those who had joined up. A Pte. F.Skillen of Ballochmyle Rows is on the list, but he's quoted as having joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, not the Royal Scots Fusiliers as is on the war Memorial.

If anyone knows any more about these two names, it would be great if you could let us know. Or, if anyone could suggest where else we could look for details we would be grateful.
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