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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Ardwell Church (photo needed) Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location inside Ardwell Church at OS Map Ref NX100456

No photo as yet but the memorial is of marble.

WW1 names
Pte James Riley Scots Gds
Pte John Graham Aus Exp F
QMS Adam Holmes Scotsh Hse
Pte Andrew McKerrow Camn Hdrs
Pte Thomas Riley Scots Gds
Pte Rober McD Holmes R S Fus
Pte David R W McLean Scots Gds
Pte Thoms K Hainey KOSB
Gnr Samuel Todd Can Sce A??
Pte James Wither HLI
Pte James McLelland HLI
Rfn Robert Fleming KRRC
Pte Alexander Graham R S Fus
Pte James McClymont Aus Exp F

WW2
Flt/Sgt James Scott Hogg RAF
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: TODD
Initials: S
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Canadian Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 1st Bty.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 09/08/1917
Service No: 303022
Additional information: Son of Samuel Todd; husband of Mary Mitchell (formerly Todd), of Upper Lochardwood, Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. E. 14.
Cemetery: BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION

His attestation papers show his unit intially as Siege Artillery Does this explain the initials on the memorial?
He was born in Larne, Ireland but gives his father as next of kin at Auchentibbert Farm - just to the north of Ardwell.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This week's Wigtownshire Free Press, as part of its commemoration of the Great War, has reproduced this report of James Riley's death from its 18/2/1915 edition:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCLYMONT, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4745
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, AIF, 19th Bn
Date of Death: 8/1/1917
Age: 32
Additional Information: Son of Isabella McClymont, of Kirkenbreck, Sand Head, Stranraer, Scotland. Native of Ardwell, Scotland.
Grave Reference: O IV I 12
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

Wigtownshire Free Press (1/2/1917):

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72079
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more on Gunner Tood from the Wigtownshire Free Press (13/9/1917): Mrs Todd, Cairnhandy (Ardwell) has received word that her husband, Gunner S Todd, Canadian Garrison Artillery, died from wounds received in action at No 7 Casualty Clearing Station in France on August 9. Gunner Todd was engaged in agricultural work in USA when war broke out, and shortly afterwards joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

The article also includes a photograph of Gunner Todd.

The follwing week's edition reported that his brother, Gunner Crawford Todd, Cape Garrison Artillery, was killed on the same day.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner
TODD, C
Service Number 303021
Died 09/08/1917
1st Bty.
Canadian Garrison Artillery
BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION

From Canadian Attestation Papers
Crawford Todd. Father Samuel Todd of Auchentibbart, Scotland (!)
Born: Larne, Ireland.

So enlisted together, served together, died together and buried together.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TODD
Gunner
303021
C
Thursday, August 9, 1917
BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION
Canadian Garrison Artillery
Canadian

TODD
Gunner
303022
S
Thursday, August 9, 1917
Age 32
BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION
Canadian Garrison Artillery
Canadian
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