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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Kirkpatrick Fleming Parish War Memorial as:

JOHN MACKIE, REDHALL, K.O.S.B.
John Mackie age 21 Private (40190) 7th/8th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers.
John was employed by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company as a porter at Rigg Station near Gretna when he enlisted. He was wounded just after he arrived at the Front in September 1916 and was killed three months later.
Born c. 1895 in Gretna. (Source: 1901 census but cannot trace on GRoS)
Son of James and Sarah Ann (Smith) Mackie of Redhall Farm, Kirkpatrick Fleming.
Killed in Action on 15 December 1916 and buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, France.

James McKay and Sarah Anne Smith married in Gretna in 1888 and on the census of 1891, 1901 and 1911 the family name is McKay. The children were registered as McKay but the family started to use the name MacKie at some stage.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Lochmaben War Memorial in Dumfriesshire as:

Cpl. J. BURGESS, GORDONS.
John Burgess age 30 Corporal (S/9735) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.
In 1901 John, aged 14, was a message boy living with his sister Sarah Farrow and her family at 45 Glasgow Road Maxwelltown. His nephew James Farrow was killed at Loos in September 1915.
He was employed as a pointsman by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company at Hurlford near Kilmarnock in Ayrshire when he enlisted in April 1915 and he joined the Machine Gun Section of the 1st Gordons in September 1915. He had just rescued a wounded officer when he was wounded himself and he was killed by a shell on his way to the dressing station.
Born 1886 in Tinwald, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Mary Ann (Fergusson) Burgess of Rue, Hollywood, Dumfriesshire and of 33 High Street, Lochmaben.
Killed in Action on 18 August 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Lochmaben War Memorial and on the Royal Four Towns War Memorial in Hightae Village in Dumfriesshire as:

Pte. J. WILSON, CAMERONS.
James Thompson Wilson age 29 Private (203280) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
James was a goods guard with the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company when he enlisted as Private (10955) in August 1914. He landed with the 5th Camerons in France in May 1915 and at a later date was transferred to the 6th Battalion.
Born 1889 in Hightae, Lochmaben as James Thomson. Son of the late John Thomson and of Margaret Wilson who married James Young in 1892 in Lochmaben. His sister, Miss Mary Young of Hightae, was advised of his death.
Missing in Action on 5 April 1918 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KERR, TW
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 14515
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers, 6th/7th Bn
Date of Death: 7/9/1917
Grave Reference: XXV P 13
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery

Wigtownshire Free Press (27/9/1917): Official intimation has been received by Miss Nellie Kerr, Main Street, Glenluce, that her brother, Lance Corporal Thomas Wingate Kerr, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died on 3 September in the 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, France, from tetanus, developed as a result of a gunshot wound in the left lung. Lance Corporal Kerr, who was 23 years of age, joined the colours shortly after the outbreak of hostilities, and, prior to enlisting, was a railway porter at Glenluce Station.

The article also carried a photograph of LC Kerr.

Also named on Glenluce Memorial.
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