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Richard Bain



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Cumnock War Memorial Reply with quote

This memorial sits in Cumnock New Cemetery which is opposite the Fire Station on Glaisnock Road leading south from the town. It is at Map Ref. NS 572193



The First World War names are on the surrounding brass panels, while the Second World War ones are on the low screen wall to the rear



Interestingly, on the back of this wall is a name from the Malaya Campaign.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strangely for such a prominent memorial, it does not seem to be listed on UKNIWM.

Here is my photo of the memorial and photos of the WW1 panels.

















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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the WW2 panels













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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:35 am    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

TO OUR
HONOURED
DEAD
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

Lieut. Edward Knight, R.S.F.
Lieut. A.J.B. Milne, Gordons.
Lieut. William McNaughton, R.S.F.
P.O. James Young, R.N.
C.S.M. Robert W. Brown, A.I.Y.
C.S.M. Robert Orr M.M. & Bar R.S.F.
Sergt. Robert Baird M.M. R.S.
Sergt. George Burns, A.&.S.H.
Sergt. Robert Gilmour, R.S.F.
Sergt. James B. Johnstone, Camerons.
Sergt. John Nicol, Seaforths.
Sergt. William McCaa, R.F.A.
Corpl. John Black, R.S.F.
Corpl. Hugh Brogan, R.S.F.
Corpl. James Lennox, R.S.F.
Corpl. John McKinnon M.M. R.E.
Corpl. George Neil, H.L.I.
Corpl. William Twigg, R.S.F.
L.Cpl. John Logan, R.S.F.
L.Cpl. John Henderson, R.S.
L.Cpl. John McRobert, K.O.S.B.
Bombr. George Kirkland, R.F.A.
Tpr. Samuel Guthrie, L.I.Y.
Tpr. William Kyle, A.I.Y.
Tpr. Angus McDonald, A.I.Y.
Tpr. Andrew Sloan, A.I.Y.
Tpr. James S. Wilson, A.I.Y.
Tpr. William Findlay, A.I.Y.
Gnr. Robert Menhams, R.F.A.
Gnr. Robert M. Munn, C.F.A.
Dvr. James McPhee, .R.A.M.C.
Dvr. William Parker, R.F.A.
Pte. Charles Baird, R.S.F.
Pte. Adam Barr, R.S.F.
Pte. Johnston C. Barrowman, Sherwd. Fors.
Pte. George Bradford, R.S.F.
Pte. John Broadfoot, R.S.F.
Pte. Thomas Campbell, R.S.F.
Pte. Andrew Cochrane, H.L.I.
Pte. Maitland Crolley, Camerons.
Pte. David Davidson, R.S.F.
Pte. Thomas Davidson, R.S.F.
Pte. Richard Davidson, Canadians.
Pte. Robert Davidson, R.S.F.
Pte. James Docherty, Seaforths.
Pte. James Donaldson, H.L.I.
Pte. William Dunsmuir, H.L.I.
Pte. Andrew Easton, R.S.F.
Pte. Charles Ferguson, R.S.F.
Pte. Duncan Ferguson, R.S.F.
Pte. Hugh Findlay, Gordons
Pte. William Gibson, R.S.F.
Pte. Thomas Gilchrist, R.S.F.
Pte. John Graham, H.L.I.
Pte. Peter M. Gracie, R.S.
Pte. George Grier, R.S.F.
Pte. Robert S. Guthrie, H.L.I.
Pte. James Haley, Seaforths.
Pte. Gilbert Hamilton, Camerons.
Pte. Hugh Hamilton, Camerons.
Pte. John Hamilton, R.S.F>
Pte. James Harkness, H.L.I.
Pte. Thomas Hewitson, H.L.I.
Pte. Alexander Hodge M.M. R.A.M.C.
Pte. Edward Hogg, R.S.F.
Pte. Robert C. Hogg, Londn.Scotsh.
Pte. Thomas Haggart, R.S.F.
Pte. James Hunter, R.S.F.
Pte. Andrew Hutson, N.Z.I.E.F.
Pte. Robert Hyslop, R.S.F.
Pte. Thomas Keenan, K.O.S.B.
Pte. Hugh B. Kennedy, R.S.F.
Pte. Samuel Kinnaird, K.O.S.B.
Pte. John Kirkpatrick, Northum.Fus.
Pte. William Kirkpatrick, Seaforths.
Pte. Arthur Laing, R.S.F.
Pte. William Lamont, R.S.F.
Pte. John Malcolm, Camerons.
Pte. Andrew Malcolmson, R.S.F.
Pte. Charles Morackas, R.S.F.
Pte. James Meldrum, R.S.F.
Pte. John Miller, Black Watch
Pte. Hugh Morrison, R.S.F.
Spr. George Muirhead, R.E.
Pte. William McCall, Camerons.
Pte. John McGarey, R.S.F.
Pte. John McGill, Scots Guards
Pte. Thomas McLean, R.S.
Pte. Thomas McLean, S.R.
Pte. William McLean, R.S.F.
Pte. James McMillan, R.S.F.
Pte. James McMillan, R.S.F.
Pte. James Neil, Gordons.
Pte. David M. Niven, S.R.
Pte. Hugh Park, D.C.M. Seaforths.
Pte. John Parker, R.S.F.
Pte. William Rutherford, R.S.F.
Pte. Thomas Sinnet, K.O.S.B.
Pte. James R.L. Sharpe, R.S.F.
Pte. Michael Shirkie, Camerons.
Pte. David A.G. Skillen, H.L.I.
Pte. George M. Smith, R.S.F.
Pte. John M. Smith, H.L.I.
Pte. Joseph Smith, R.S.F.
Pte. John Steel, A.I.E.F.
Pte. William Stewart, R.S.F.
Pte. Richard Stewart, R.S.F.
Pte. Samuel Stewart, R.S.F.
Pte. Samuel Stewart, R.S.F.
Pte. John Stillie, R.S.F.
Pte. Daniel Sweeney, Seaforths.
Pte. John Taylor, Camerons.
Pte. Mitchell Taylor, Can.Camerons.
Pte. James Welsh, R.S.
Pte. William White, R.S.
Pte. Alex. White, Northum.Fus.
Pte. Andrew Wilson, R.M.F.

SECOND
WORLD WAR
1939-1945

C.S.M. John Bryce, R.S.F.
Cpl. Gordon J. Carle, R.T.R.
Cpl. Edward Cameron, R.S.F.
Sgt.Pilot. A.L. Carruthers, R.A.F. V.R.
Gnr. Matthew Clifford, R.A.
Pte. George Cockburn, R.M.
L/Cod. James R. Connell, M.A.R.N.
Dr. Patrick McN. Crossan, R.E.
Gnr. Thomas R. Dale, R.A.
Pte. John Davidson, A.&.S.H.
Sgt. John D. Goldie, R.A.F. V.R.
Fu. Thomas Gunning, R.C.O.S.
L/Cpl. Thomas Hardie, R.S.
Fus. John W. Henderson, R.S.F.
Pte. W. Hutchison, Black Watch
Sgt. James Johnstone, R.A.F.
Fus. James Kelly, R.I.F.
Pte. Andrew Laird, Par.Rgt.
Gnr. John Lees, R.A.
Flt.Engr.Sgt. B. McAulay, R.A.F.
Pte. David R. McCall, Black Watch
Flt.Sgt. T.O.S. McCulloch, R.A.F. V.R.
Flt.Engr.Sgt W. McDougall, R.A.F.
Fus. William McEwan, K.O.S.B.
L/Cpl. Robert McIlwraith, R.S.F.
Sgt. John Morris, R.A.F.
W/M. James Carson Muir, R.N.V.
Sgt. John Murchison, R.A.F.
Tpr. John R. Nicol, R.T.R.
A.B. Francis Quinn, R.N.
L/Sgt. Donald James Rae, Q.R.R.
O/S. James L. Shirkie, R.N.
Cpl. Hugh Wallace, R.S.F.
Eng.Ofr. William Skilling, M.N.
Stoker. William C.R.D. Steele, R.A.F. V.R.
Sgt. William R. Steele, R.A.F. V.R.
Cfn. Robert Wardrop, R.E.M.E.

KILLED MALAYA 1950
Rfn. J.W. Vallance, Cameronians S.R.

WW1 - 117
WW2 - 37
Korea - 1

Total - 155
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:59 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Gilchrist Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. Thomas Gilchrist, R.S.F.

(Glasgow Herald 10th March 1915)
"At the meeting of Cumnock Town Council on Monday night, before the commencement of the formal business, Provost Richmond said he felt compelled to make reference to the news which came that morning of the death of their townsman, Thomas Gilchrist, who was killed at the front whilst doing his duty as a soldier. For many years Gilchrist took a keen interest in the affairs of the burgh. They expressed their sympathy for his sorrowing wife and children. Private Gilchrist was a stretcher bearer in the 1st Battalion R.S.F."

CWGC
GILCHRIST, T
Rank: Private
Service No: 7360
Date of Death: 27/02/1915
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. E. 12.
Cemetery: PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL)

SNWM
Surname: GILCHRIST
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 7360
Date Death: 27/02/1915
Place of birth: Cumnock Ayrshire
Other: 1st Bn.
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject: Gnr. (Bertie) Robert McClelland Munn Reply with quote

WW1
Gnr. Robert M. Munn, C.F.A.

Canadian attestation papers. He claims on his Canadian attestation paper to be born 14th of May 1891, but it was actually 14th May 1894 making him 21 at the time of his death.

(Glasgow Herald 5th May 1915)
"Lance Corporal Bertie Munn, of the 1st Canadian Contingent, has died of wounds. He was the eldest son of Mr Munn, Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock, and settled in Ontario about three years ago. He was 22 years of age."

CWGC
MUNN, R M
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 42028
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Canadian Field Artillery 1st Bde.
Grave Reference: III. A. 42.
Cemetery: HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Munn, of Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:59 am    Post subject: Pte. Thomas Keenan/Kennan Reply with quote

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Pte. Thomas Keenan (Kennan)

(Glasgow Herald 5th May 1915)
"Private Tom Kennan, of the 2nd battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, was killed at the fight for Hill 60 on April 18. He served several years with the colours, and was in the campaign in India 1895-1896. He held a medal with three bars for the engagements he took part in. His term of service as well as his Reserve period were over, but on the outbreak of war he volunteered for his old regiment. He leaves a wife and three children."

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KENNAN, THOMAS
Rank: Private
Service No: 7697
Date of Death: 18/04/1915
Age: 40
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Husband of Elizabeth Kennan, of 19, Wallace St., Dumfries. Served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1895-1897.

SNWM
Surname: KENNAN
Firstname: Thomas
Service Number: 7697
Date Death: 18/04/1915
Place of birth: Taregles Dumfries
Other: 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Rank: Pte
Theatre of death: F.& F.
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Alexander James Bolton Milne Lieutenant S/10312 4th Bn. Gordon Highlanders attd. 9th Bn. b Lerwick 27/07/1887 Age 30 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 22/08/1917 Son of the Rev. Alexander Allan Milne and Janet (nee Bolton) Milne, of Oakfield House, Doune, Perthshire. Native of Lerwick, Shetland. Educated Cambuslang Public School & Whitehill H G., Glasgow. Glasgow University & Aberdeen University. Will: student of divinity, University of Aberdeen, Crofthope, Barrhill Road, Cumnock. White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres B 101 Plot IV Row A Grave 01 ADJ 29-08-17 P2 The Scotsman 03-09-17 P7: Cumnock & City & Lerwick
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Cumnock Memorial - Private Wiliam McLean Reply with quote

"Soldiers died in the Great War" transcription
First Name: William
Last Name: MCLEAN
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit: 1/5th Battalion
Service No: 8055
Residence: Old Cumnock, Ayrshire
Enlistment place: Cumnock, Ayrshire
Date of Death: 13/07/1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Death place: Gallipoli
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:57 am    Post subject: Alexander James Bolton Milne - update Reply with quote

Alexander James Bolton Milne Lt 4th Gordon Highlanders b Lerwick 27/07/1887 Age 30 Killed in Action F & F 22/08/1917 Son of Rev. Alexander Allan Milne & Janet (nee Blann) Milne, Oakfield House, Doune, Perthshire. Native of Lerwick. City Roll of Honour : Cumnock. Roll of Service in the Great War : page 69 : photo. White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres B 101 Plot IV Row A Grave 01 Shetland Times 01/09/1917 Cumnock & City & Lerwick
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Hugh Findlay Private S/9335 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Old Cumnock,Ayr e Old Cumnock Age 23 Killed in Action Pas de Calais, France 18/06/1915 Son of James and Maggie Gibson Findlay, of Douglaston Cottage, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire. Le Touret Memorial M. R. 22 Panel 39 to 41 Evening Times 1-7-16 Page 5: Photo
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James Neil Pte 3568 4th Gordon Highlanders e Aberdeen Age 28 Killed in Action F & F 16/06/1915 Son of Mr & Mrs James Neil, 13 Augar St; Cumnock, Ayrshire. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Aberdeen Weekly Journal 02-07-15 Page 3: Photo Evening Times 10-7-15 Page 2 & 28-6-15 Page 3: Photo
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:06 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. 17148 James R. L. SHARP, R.S.F. Reply with quote

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Surname SHARP
Forename James
Rank Pte
Service number 17148
Decoration
Place of birth Old Cumnock Ayrshire
Date of death 25 September 1915
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Other detail 1st Bn.

CWGC - SHARP, James R. L.
Rank: Private.
Service No:17148.
Date of Death:25/09/1915. Age: 25.
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 19 and 33. (Bay 19, stone O.)
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Sharp, of Criffel Cottage, Cumnock, Ayrshire.
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Sergt. William McCaa, R.F.A.

William McCaa – age 32 – Staff Sergeant (143902) 527th Heavy Battery, Royal Field Artillery.
William was a Farrier Staff Sergeant (1019) in the Territorial Ayrshire Yeomanry. He was mobilised in August 1914 and landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in October 1915 where they fought as dismounted troops. Later he transferred to the RFA and served at Amara in Mesopotamia. He died of malaria at sea on board the Troopship “ Kinfauns Castle”.
Born 1885 at Old Cumnock, Ayrshire. Son of William and Elizabeth (Ritchie) McCaa of Garrallan, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire.
Husband of Thomasina (McGhie) McCaa of Burn Street, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire who he married in August 1915 at Dalbeattie.
Died on Active Service on 11 January 1918 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Also named on the Dalbeattie War Memorial.
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Corpl. John Black, R.S.F.

Named on the Maxwelltown Burgh & Troqueer Parish War Memorial in Dumfries as:

BLACK, JOHN M. L/C. R.S.F.
John Murray Black – age 25 – Private (12262) 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
John was a coal miner in Skares, Cumnock, Ayrshire when he enlisted. He landed with the 6th RSF at Boulogne in May 1915 and was wounded at Loos in September. He then served with the 1st RSF before rejoining his old battalion which had amalgamated with the 7th Battalion in May 1916. John died of his wounds in the 37th Field Ambulance.
Born 1892 in Closeburn, Dumfriesshire. Son of John and Annie (Lind) Black of 1 Old Bridge Street, Maxwelltown. Husband of Agnes (Reid) Black who he married in 1911 in Troqueer.
Died of Wounds on 9 April 1917 and buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the Maxwelltown United Free Church Memorial now Maxwelltown West Church.
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