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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MATTHEW MORRISON – RAF.
Matthew Morrison – age 29 – Flying Officer (164290) 355 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Matthew was commissioned from Leading Aircraftman (1116790) to Pilot Officer in March 1944 and was promoted to Flying Officer in September 1944. 355 Squadron had been formed at Salbani, India in August 1943. In October its Liberator bombers arrived and bombing operations against Japanese bases in south-east Asia began in November. Matthew's Liberator was brought down by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on the town of Prome (now Pyay) in Burma.
Born 1915 in Kirkinner, Wigtownshire. Son of William and Mary (Craik) Morrison of Kirkinner.
Missing in Action on 19 March 1945 and named on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Also named on the Kirkinner WW2 memorial in the Parish Church.


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HENRY J. A. O'GARA – RAF.
Henry Joseph O'Gara – age 29 – Flying Officer/Pilot (126599) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Henry was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in July 1942 and was promoted in January 1943. He was the pilot of an Avro Anson which had taken off from the No.2 Observer Advanced Flying Unit at RAF Millom in Cumberland for a training flight. The aircraft broke up in mid air and crashed at Arrowthwaite Woods in Whitehaven, Cumberland. Henry and the two Canadian Air Force crewmen are buried in the Regional RAF cemetery at Chester.
Born 1913 in Possilpark, Glasgow. Son of Michael and Mary (Cunningham) O'Gara of Glasgow. Husband of Mary A. O'Gara of 363 Calder Street, Glasgow S.2.
Died on Active Service on 14 October 1943 and buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire.
Also named on the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour.


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JOHN R. RONNIE – RAF.
John Robert Ronnie – age 23 – Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner (976171) 83 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.
John's Handley Page Hampden bomber took-off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire for a raid on Cologne. The aircraft crashed in Houthulst and the crew of four are buried together in the village churchyard.
Born 1918 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame. Son of John McCreadie Ronnie and of Jane (Kelly) Ronnie.
Killed in Action on 21 April 1941 and buried in Houthulst Churchyard, Belgium.
Also named on the Penninghame Parish War Memorial in Newton Stewart.


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THOMAS TEMPLETON - ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY.
Thomas Templeton – age 44 – Master, M.V. British Liberty (London) Merchant Navy.
Thomas had obtained his 2nd Mate Certificate in Glasgow in March 1915 and his 1st Mate Certificate in Cardiff in July 1916. He was the Master of the tanker “British Liberty” when she was sunk by a British mine in the Channel when en route from Haifa to Dunkerque with a cargo of crude oil.
Born 1895 in Garlieston, Sorbie, Wigtownshire. Son of Michael Templeton (schoolmaster) and of Jessie Simpson (McClure) Templeton of Garlieston.
Husband of Margaret Fraser (Martin) Templeton of 10 Bellvale Avenue, Ayr who he married in1920 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Lost at Sea on 6 January 1940 and named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Also named on the Ayr Burgh War Memorial.


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ROBERT TWINAME – RA.
Robert Twiname – age 21 – Gunner (921341) 266 (Worcester) Battery, 67 (South Midland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Robert was living in Worcestershire when he enlisted. The 67 Field Regiment landed in France in January 1940 and served with the 48th (South Midland) Infantry Division (a Territorial Army division) and with the 1st Infantry Division.
Born 1919 in Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of Robert and Grace (Clark) Twiname of Barnharrow, Kirkcowan and of Torhousemuir, Wigtownshire.
Missing in Action on 1 June 1940 and named on the Dunkirk Memorial, France.
Also named on the Kirkcowan Parish War Memorial.


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SAM WALLACE – RAF.
Samuel Archibald Wallace – age 36 – Flight Lieutenant (115049) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Samuel studied at Glasgow University from 1927 and graduated B.Sc. in 1932. He went on to become an Electrical Engineer and joined the RAF. He started playing rugby in Shanghai, China in December 1935 in the junior ranks and worked his way into the first team in 1940. He was commissioned as a Pilot Officer from Sergeant (1384660) in September 1941, was promoted to Flying Officer a year later and to Flight Lieutenant in September 1943. He was serving with a Transport and Communication Squadron in Ghana, West Africa when he was killed in a road accident.
Born 1909 in Glasserton, Wigtownshire. Son of James and Jessie (Kerr) Wallace of Wigtownshire.
Died on Service on 28 December 1945 and buried in Christiansborg War Cemetery, Accra, Ghana.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72062
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more on Gilbert Galloway from the Wigtownshire Free Post 26/11/1942. "Mrs A Dixon, Monreith Home Farm, Port William, has been notified that her second son, Gilbert Galloway, has been killed in action in Libya. He was educated at Port William and Whithorn schools, and served his apprenticeship to the Scotch trade in London. He had just started in business for himself when war broke out. Almost immediately he joined up and was posted to the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, but was later transferred to a Scottish regiment in the 51st Division. He was a lad of bright personality and very poular among his friends in Port William. He was an enthusiatic member of the London Galloway Association and seldom missed a meeting. He was married only last December, and much sympathy is felt for his young widow, his mother, and the other members of his family in their bereavement.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant Mike - I did wonder about a London connection for this man and now I know Very Happy

He is on the Mochrum Parish War Memorial in Port William as:
PTE. G. McMILLAN GALLOWAY, 2nd S.H.
Gilbert McMillan Galloway – age 26 – Private (4620991) 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Formerly of 2nd/7th Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
Educated at the Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart.
Born 1916 in Kirkinner. Son of the late John Galloway and of Jane Mary (McMillan) Dixon (formerly Galloway) of Monreith Home Farm, Port William.
Husband of Violet Emily (Gray) Galloway of Thornhill, Dumfriesshire who he married in 1941 in Edmonton, London.
Killed in Action on 2 November 1942 and buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

I'll add the details to my notes.
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